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December 9, 2022

Callisto, A Speculative Biography by David E. Milligan [Classic/Alt/Complete]

     Part Four  -- Some final thoughts about the life and times of Callisto, as well as Xena and Gabrielle.

A Single Step By Kennedy Northcutt [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Post FIN: 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.

A Day In The Life Of Santa's A-Team: An Elfin-Good Adventure by Norsebard [Uber/Alt/Complete]

Rockabye and Epilotta, Santa's A-Team Elves, return once more with an Elfin-good adventure. The Season To Be Jolly is just around the corner, so they go on a whistle-stop tour of two of the toy factories to boost the morale of the labor-Elves. Once there, they meet old friends, gain new friends and sample an Elfin-yummy dessert - and then they're thrust into a search for an important toy prototype that's gone missing. In other words, just another day in the life of Santa's A-Team Elves…

Opposing Preferences by Phineas Redux [Classic/Alt/Complete]

Xena and Gabrielle go about their daily activities in Athens though with contrasting outlooks on a variety of topics great and small.


Preorders now available!!

We have been very busy at Desert Palm Press. Here are the preorders for December. Remember to use the code 10DPP at check out to get 10% off.

Song of Stars


Rae D. Magdon

Sefina, a young orphan, studies music at the Temple of Dreams. She loves to sing with her best friend Mirae, but their voices aren’t the same. Mirae’s voice heals the sick while Sefina’s is ordinary. Unable to compete with Mirae’s miracles, Sefina longs for acknowledgment from Lady Lirath, their demanding music instructor. When their temple’s leader dies, Sefina must compete with Mirae for the position—not only against a miracle-worker, but the woman she loves.

Publish Date: December 13, 2022

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


Evil’s Echo


Jane Alden

In her heart, Eleanor “Butch” Tracy is a crime reporter. Her city editor at the Gazette doesn’t see it that way. He believes women should be covering society parties and fancy weddings, not chronicling murder victims and evildoers. Butch gets her shot at the crime beat when a mysterious killer chooses her to narrate his cold-blooded serial execution of prominent New York citizens. To fully report the crimes and prove herself up to the opportunity, Butch must find the connection among the victims.
She partners with the striking NYPD detective Christine Carr to discover the link between the deaths of a judge, a billionaire, and a plastic surgeon. Will they be in time to prevent the final murder? The answer lies buried in the Gazette’s clippings morgue, deep beneath the streets of New York City.

Publish Date: December 27, 2022

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

Tales from Under the Desert Palm


Multiple authors

Nine authors. Nine  short stories. These prequels and sequels will lead you further into the characters and stories you have loved.

Nat Burns−And to the Child
Rae D. Magdon−Bombs Just Happen
Kellie Doherty−Dangers in the Daylight
Ann Tonnell−Family of Choice
Toni Draper−Miracle on 34th Street
Janis E. Miles−Out and About
Jazzy Mitchell−Scheduling Happiness
Ellen Hoil−Stand by Your Girl
S.L. Kassidy−Warrior Class Claiming the Stars

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to helping True Colors United. Their purpose is to implement innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.

Publish Date: December 27, 2022

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

December 2, 2022

Gauntlet by Tru T 159 [Classic/Alt/Complete]

As Xena and Gabrielle try to free a large group of slaves, they go undercover to take down the massive slaver operation from within. Gabrielle posses as a wealthy and powerful noble in the market for new slaves or "merchandise". And Xena goes undercover as a slave. Things seem to be going according to plan until Xena allows herself be put up for auction in an effort to weed out the person running the whole thing and Gabrielle is unexpectedly out bid. Xena is then forcibly taken and held as an actual slave by the person running everything. After a confrontation involving some of the guards, Xena's "owner" sees Xena's fighting skills and is impressed. He eventually decides to offer Xena a chance to win her freedom if she can complete a series of battles against his best fighters that help him find and capture his slaves. Soon Xena is an arena fighter by day as she and Gabrielle secretly work to tople the slave empire behind the scenes. (WARNING: The following story contains strong language, graphic descriptions of violence, explicit sex, as well as dark subject matter and content. So that being said if you're fine with reading stuff that includes that sort of thing then enjoy. If not this story is probably not for you. And to those who do read on, enjoy 😁)

Callisto, A Speculative Biography by David E. Milligan [Classic/Alt/Incomplete]

Part Three  -- Gabrielle's fantastic tales of Callisto.


Yes! After 22 years, it finally happened. No, not a Xena movie, but the final book in the Tales of Emoria series. So for all you readers that wait for a series to be completed, this one has! 

Introducing.....Book 4- Fall Time by TJ Mindancer.
Not only can you only get this as an ebook of the Bedazzled Book Peddler for 20% off [coupon code- READERS20], you can get Books 1-3 for the same discounted price! 

And that's not all, TJ Mindancer has some new books out, plus our entire selection of ebooks are 20% off too. Peruse through our book lists -

-and use the coupon code READERS20 at check-out.

No, we're not Santa, but we are Bink elves helping out with gifts.

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