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March 27th, 2015

Added Part 3 of The End is the Beginning by Wilbur [Classic/Gen/Incomplete]

Announcement from Desert Palm Press
We are pleased to announce the release AJ Adaire's latest book

I Love My Life

Available at:




and soon from Bella Books


Betrayal by her former partner sends Chris Baxter fleeing to Maine. To escape the monotony of staring at the four walls of her isolated cabin, she enrolls in a sailing class. A chance pairing with Stephanie Kincaid and her cohorts, Tina and Terry, offers an opportunity for new friendship. Their shared homework assignment might offer Chris the potential for more than just knowledge of navigation. An urgent message interrupts the classmates' sailing vacation along the coast of Maine. While Chris rushes back to her twin's bedside, the others remain on-board to sail back to their homeport.

Will the revelations from her ex, her sister, and her family, change everything in the new life that Chris has rebuilt?

Announcement from Sapphire Books

Deception by Design
by Award winning author – Tara Wentz

Tara Wentz is back with a great new romantic suspense novel!

Available at Amazon Amazon UK Barnes and Noble Kobo Sapphire Books Publishing

Romantic Suspense

Photographer Joshlyn Davis moves through her life drawing as little attention as possible. She longs for the simple life with few complications and the less people know her the better. The long buried secrets have taken a toll, but everything is just how she wants it, or so she thought.

Graphic/Software designer Kellen Reynolds lives her days substantiating her work from home business and her nights burning up the pavement at the local amateur race track. There really hadn't been much thought of a private life until a chance meeting with Joshlyn Davis.
Almost immediately Kellen and Joshlyn find a connection and begin to slowly explore a relationship. Will the relationship have time to develop or will something dark and sinister put an end to it?

March 25th, 2015

Added Part 19 of A Chance Encounter by Bobbie Halchishak [ Uber/Alt/Incomplete]

The Stolen Sappho Incident by Phineas Redux [Original/Alt/Complete]
Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They are requested to find a stolen oil painting of high value.

Announcement from Sapphire Books

Forever Faithful
by Award winning author - Isabella

14 – 5 star reviews makes this a must read

Available at Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo

Military Romance–

Life is what happens when you make other plans, and Nic and Claire have just found out that life and the Marine Corps have other plans for their lives.

Nic Caldwell has served her country, met the woman of her dreams, and has reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She's studying at one of the nation's most prestigious military universities, setting her sights on a research position after graduation. Things couldn't be better and then it happens; a sudden assignment to Afghanistan derails any thoughts of marriage and wedded bliss. Another combat zone, another tragedy, and Nic suddenly finds herself fighting for her life.

Claire Monroe loves her new life in Monterey. She's finally where she wants to be, getting ready to start her master's program at the local university, watching her daughter, Grace, growing up, and getting ready to marry the love of her life. What could possibly derail a perfect life? The Marine Corps.

March 20th, 2015

Added Part 2 of The End is the Beginning by Wilbur [Classic/Gen/Incomplete]

March 18th, 2015

A Singe Step by Kennedy Northcutt [PostFIN/Alt/Incomplete]
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu, The Way of Lao Tzu , Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC). Original Chinese:千里之行,始於足下 Xena is dead. Gabrielle may have possibly moved on. We'll see. This story takes place years after Gabrielle's adventures in Egypt as “the girl with a chakram.” She built a hospice near Amphipolis and lives there with others. And then a stranger shows up and changes everything.

March 13th, 2015

A new bard joins us today. Welcome Wilbur!

The End is the Beginning by Wilbur [Classic/Gen/Incomplete]
"The End is The Beginning".....Gabrielle, traveling to Amphipolis to place Xena's ashes in the family tomb, learns of a way to bring the Warrior Princess back to life. Along the way, she meets a fellow female warrior who vows to help. Can the Battling Bard trust this stranger? Should she? Chapter One: Friend or Foe?

Added Part 6 of The Realm by Warriorjudge [Conquer/Alt/Incomplete]

March 11th, 2015

The Academy would like to welcome a new author. Hello Alex Olivia!

She Looked by Alex Olivia [The Devil wears Prada/Alt/Complete]
Andy has looked every day but when she finally musters up the courage to speak, will Miranda listen? Post-paris, movie-fic. This is also archived at

March 10th, 2015

Announcement from Linda T. Smith a.k.a. Fingersmith

It has been ten years since I first sent Hearts and Flowers to the Academy, so I thought I would do a little 'free for the chosen few' (instead of a free for all - grin). One signed copy of Beginnings is up for grabs, and two ebooks. I will also be giving away two ebook editions of Hearts, too.

Entering the draw is simple. Either email ( ), pm on my facebook, or put your choice on my facebook page - . Closing date is next Sunday 15 March - and because it is Mother's day in England, I will also be giving away two ebook copies of Forget Me Not. All you have to do is let me know which one you would like - and even a second choice too. Good luck.

Linda T Smith aka Fingersmith

March 6th, 2015

Digging Deep by Norsebard [Uber/Alt/Complete]
On a chilly Tuesday in February, the construction crew chief Janni Holbrooke is at home preparing a birthday surprise for her girlfriend Melanie Sinclair who's visiting her mother in the old part of the city. An earthquake hits the area the two women live in and creates widespread chaos and confusion - and soon, Janni is called out to assist in a search and rescue operation in the primary disaster zone: the old buildings downtown...

Added Xena & Gabrielle: A Turn of Fate: Part 15 by Ahkiken [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]
A decision made by Xena on the bard's birthday sets the stage for untold events to unfold. Looking forward to settling down with Xena, Gabrielle's happiness is shelved when an old friend from the Warrior Princess past insist on their help to stop an evil daemon. Torn doing right by her soul mate, or sacrificing everything for the Greater Good, Xena is faced with tremendous obstacles. Not only has a wedge formed between her and Gabrielle, but unseen occurrences portend to tear the lovers asunder, as an even powerful enemy patiently awaits to play their hand. Not just threatening Xena's and Gabrielle's world, but another world that's equally important. The Realm of the Conqueror.

Added The Conqueror & Ri: A Twist of Destiny: Part 15 by Ahkiken [Conqueror/Alt/Incomplete]
The Conqueror of the Realm, ruler of the Grecian Empire, has brought peace and prosperity to its lands after nine years of internal war. Now with new ideals happening in Rome, the Conqueror may have to put her thriving country in the woes of battle again. Ri, the Conqueror's hand-maiden, although she can't recall her childhood past, dreams of being a bard and renown around the known world. Almost getting the opportunity, she is at a pause, due to the fact that she feels she will be leaving something behind at the Corinthian castle. However, with a possible skirmish occuring, the Conqueror gives a farewell gift to Ri, whom she secretly loves, causing events to transpire, and forcing the Conqueror to come unknowingly in contact with a being from another world, who resembles her hand-maiden, Ri.

March 3rd, 2015

Afterglow by JS Stephens [Original/Alt/Complete]

Added Part 18 of A Chance Encounter by Bobbie Halchishak [ Uber/Alt/Incomplete]
Things are going great for our lovely duo when Luce's troubles at work rears its ugly head. And both women come to a rather startling realization that terrifies both of them.

Added Part 5 of The Realm by Warriorjudge [Conquer/Alt/Incomplete]
This story is a sequel to the stories “ Lord Conqueror of the Realm,” " Queen of the Realm," and " Princess of the Realm." I strongly recommend you read them first because in this story there are references to events that took place in them.

The Right Person by Geonn Cannon [Original/Alt/Complete]
This includes characters originally introduced in my novel The Rise and Fall of Radiation Canary (now available in ebook and hardcover editions) and includes spoilers for that novel. Nothing huge, but they are there


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