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October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! Please remember to thank the bards!

Kim Pritekel - Magically Delicious

Mickey Minner - Sally's First Halloween 

Norsebard - The Cruel Sea 

Scribingbard52 - What's That Sound ...

MaryE - Which Witch?


Silverwriter01 - The Witch's Ring That Ruined Halloween 

Norsebard - They Came From The Desert 

D.J. Belt - The Promise 

Linda Crist (Texbard) - What Her Heart Could Not Forget

D - Guilt's Edge 

October 23, 2019

Announcement from Stein Willard

My new vampire anthology, Thicker than Blood, is available on Amazon and Smashwords.. It goes a little something like this:


Exactly how far will one go for love? When her beloved wanted a child, Tanis made the impossible happen to have her seven-hundred-year old vampire wife conceive. But at a cost that almost destroys the three-thousand-year-old ancient.  

Sarah Hirsh’s life was organised and a bit tedious, until out of the blue, one of her female students started paying her extra attention and by doing so, set Sarah’s life off on a bizarre and intriguing path.


Caritas was a blood companion like no other, everybody knew that, except for Stander Moorhouse, the feared and powerful sire of the Moorhouse bloodline.  When Caritas disappears from the Moorhouse Estate, Stander drops everything to head the search for the human.

Caritas fears Stander Moorhouse because of the terrifying accounts she had read about the vampire in the closed-off section of the clan’s expansive library. If those were simply rumours, then why was everyone so scared of her? When the vampire approached her one day, Caritas reasoned that it would be wise that someone so vicious be avoided at all cost. Even if it meant that she had to leave the only home she had known for the past ten years.   


Sent back three hundred years into the past, Bronwen ‘Bron’ Wyndham’s orders were clear. Eliminate the threat and avoid contact with Rune de Latta, the last of a deadly vampire race, called the Darklings. However, one glimpse of the powerful vampire and Bron was pulled to her like a moth to a sizzling hot flame.

Rune was secretly intrigued by the forward, but incredibly attractive vampire, who looked at her with such proprietorship in her dark eyes that it sent a thrill down her spine every time. As much as she sensed the young vampire’s need for her, she especially loved that Bronwen knew not to touch, unless invited to do so.

Happy reading!!!

October 10, 2019

Sagebrush Plains by Mickey Minner [Original/Alt/Complete]
Rosie Handler and Amanda Dayton find themselves traveling together after unusual circumstances bring them together in the middle of a lonely desert. Both women are running from unfortunate recent events in their lives. Will they overcome their legal problems or will the law catch up to them before they can? And what will become of a growing attraction to each other?

The Mislaid Mail Of The Harrison-Starr Detective Agency by Norsebard [Uber/Original/Alt/Complete]
The private investigators Regina Harrison and Stella Starr return with more crime-fighting zaniness, over-the-top disguises, rapid-fire banter, clever charades, madcap chases and tons of sweet lovin'. Unpredictable and unstoppable, undaunted and uncombed, Regina and Stella always go the extra mile to help people in need. This time, they go undercover at a French restaurant, end up in a huge tug-of-war at the Meet The Police-day, wrestle the Paper Monster, and meet an actress whose method-acting clashes with Stella's personality. It's business as usual for the Harrison-Starr Detective Agency, but don't worry - Reggie and Stell know what they're doing...

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

The Courage to Love by CK Alex aka Oceanbubbles [Original/Alt/Complete]
Devastated by her first love, Leigh must now pick up the pieces and forge a way forward with her son. Determined never to allow anyone to get the better of her, she dedicates her life to being the best mother and teacher and vows never to let anyone into her heart again. But love has a way of showing up completely out of the blue. Will she have the courage to love again?

Part 1     Part 2

Been That, Done Her by Gili Hirsch [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Here’s a little scene based on the Season Three episode, Been There, Done That, that I think many of us would have loved to see. What if it weren’t just Xena who knew that the day was repeating itself? What if someone else were using it to their advantage instead? What could possibly go wrong? What could possibly go right?

Masterpiece by Gili Hirsch [Classic/Alt/Complete]
Xena has a fever, and she lets her true wishes known to a caretaking Gabrielle. But will whispered fevered words break the pair? Or will whispered wishes come true?

This is post finale only in the sense that, in terms of the timeline, the Eve/Livia and Solan arcs have already happened. It’s just like Xena never went to Japan and never died. Like a regular alt fic, situated in what would be season 7, pretending the ending never occurred.

Of Love and Her by Gili Hirsch [Classic/Alt/Complete]
During the episode, “When Fates Collide,” Xena, Empress of Rome, and Gabrielle, a notable playwright, collide as well. Considering the cast and crew of the show admitted a kiss (or more?) between the two characters had already been written and had to be taken out of the script, it’s easy to give room for a story of true love to develop between the two. Worry not—in my version, Xena and Gabrielle’s confessed love carries on across all timelines.

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4     Part 5



New Releases from Desert Palm Press

Safe Haven


Ellen Hoil

When lives intersect what promise, love, and damage can they cause each other and overcome? Brigid Fitzpatrick had made a life for herself following the death of her soulmate keeping busy with her bookstore, family, and friends. She had not considered her life missing anything until two things happen, a mysterious stranger comes to town and Brigid starts receiving attention from an unknown admirer. 

Samantha Bailey walks the streets day after day and Brigid is filled with many questions. The most important is why does the woman never stop her seemingly aimless journey? As Brigid’s friendship with Samantha grows, so does the attention from the unknown admirer. An admirer watching from the dark shadows.

Brigid finds her feelings for Samantha moving from friendship to something more. But will she let herself move on, or will she cling to the comfortable life she has made for herself? Can love overcome the pain and anguish that comes next?

Available at:

Desert Palm Press, Smashwords, Amazon, and soon at Bella Books


Riley Parra: Better Angels for rent! from Geonn Cannon

Hello, everyone!

A while back, my novel series "Riley Parra" was adapted into a webseries by Tello Films. It starred Marem Hassler, Liz Vassey (Nikki & Nora), Maeve Quinlan (South of Nowhere), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek TNG), and Connor Trinneer (Star Trek Enterprise). When it premiered, the only way to see it was with a subscription to Tello. But now you can see it edited together as a movie! No commitment to the site (although if you do sign up, you get both full seasons with bonus scenes, a second installment of Nikki & Nora, and so much more!)

If you don't know Riley Parra.... imagine if Rizzoli & Isles actually fell in love, and also they fought demons and angels. 

Check it out!  


New Releases from Desert Palm Press

Find Your Heart


Susan Stocker


Find Your Heart, the sequel to Kiss Your Elbow begins in 1968 at junior college when Jobs, friends, and the gay women’s bar scene dominated life. The late sixties were the beginning of the women’s movement. It was a time when we used fake IDs to enter the popular women’s gay bar scene, and where my very disastrous and futile attempts at dating provided an infinite number of comical, and cringe-worthy and often painful moments.

You’ll remember your own awkward first dates, first relationships, and first heartbreaks as we go on a wild and memorable ride through the sixties, seventies, and eighties in Southern California, looking for our first real loves.

Available at:

Desert Palm Press , and soon at Smashwords, Amazon, Bella Books



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Title: Pleasure Workers

Author: Annette Mori

Category: Romance/Contemporary

Publication Date: 1st September 2019

Price: $7.99 eBook / $18.99 Print

Pages: 261    Word Count: 68885



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Back of the Book:

Alex Cortez is accomplished at two things, fixing broken equipment and pleasuring women. She is happily doing both at the Ranch in Nevada until she involves herself in a domestic dispute between one of her clients and her abusive husband. Now Alex finds herself on the run…again

Danna Nichols, newly widowed, feels lost and alone. When her good friend Lindy invites her to check out the newly established Trophy Wives Club, it awakens dormant feelings and desires. Danna challenges herself to find out who she really is and what she wants in life and love.

The first time she sees Alex, there is an attraction she can’t define, wants to explore, and can’t resist. The two form a bond under unlikely circumstances. Will the challenges of their social status tear them apart before they can enjoy the pleasures of their new love?

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