LUNACY'S FAN FICTION REVIEWS
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Please make sure to read the EXPLANATORY NOTES before reading these reviews.
Alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.
This file features reviews of stories written by Charmer. For any other fiction by this bard please visit any of the Xena fan fiction indexes.
**COMPARING NOTES by Charmer -- [Alt]
A drunk Gabby discusses Xena with a couple of the warrior's former bed partners. Very, VERY cute! One of my favorites by this gifted bard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [See the sequel TURNING TABLES] - 7 pgs., 2/97
[Spanish version: COMPARANDO NOTAS at http://www.la-concha.com/xena/encarna3.htm]
**LILLA'S LITTLE ADVENTURE by Charmer -- [Alt]
With this little tale Charmer has created an instant *CLASSIC* of XWP fan fiction that readers will NEVER, ever forget! In her three previous stories, COMPARING NOTES, TURNING TABLES and WINNING SMILES, Charmer firmly established a reputation for quality fiction, demonstrating a unique talent for combining romance, passion and humor into some of the most clever plots I've ever seen in fiction. It didn't seem possible but with this new story Charmer has outdone herself yet again. LILLA'S LITTLE ADVENTURE is possibly the most *serious* threat your funny bone will have ever faced. In fact, I have to give a warning NOT to read this story at work - not for the usual reasons I give that particular warning but because your co-workers are going to look at you very strangely when you're turning red, holding your aching sides and howling over this story. Told from Lilla's perspective, it starts off innocently enough with Gabrielle's little sister getting ready for a visit from the bard and the Warrior Princess. It is a visit that none of them will ever forget and that will ultimately have Lilla seeing her sister in a very different light. THE MUST READ OF THE YEAR!! DO NOT MISS!! It receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!! - 8 pgs., 5/30/97
AWARDS: "Fooling Around" Swollen Bud Award (July 15, 2000)
[Spanish version: LA PEQUEÑA ADVENTURA DE LILA at http://www.la-concha.com/ xena/encarna2.htm]
[Palm Pilot version available at XENA FAN FICTION FOR THE PALM PILOT]
**TURNING TABLES by Charmer -- [Alt]
The mischievous Gabrielle from COMPARING NOTES is back in this "charming" tale that has the bard determined to give Xena a "new" experience and getting some unlikely help in the process. See also the sequel WINNING SMILES. - 26 pgs., 4/5/97
**WINNING SMILES by Charmer -- [Alt]
Charmer's writing is SO extraordinarily enjoyable I just can't heap enough praise on it. The humor this bard includes in her stories takes the best of the series, blending this into a depiction of the characters and the interaction among them that is very much her own and absolutely delightful. Despite the apparent "taming of the warlord" theme that her stories tend to give the Xena/Gabby relationship, there is a quality in the romance that makes it very funny and very sweet. This latest effort is a sequel to TURNING TABLES which in turn is a sequel of sorts to COMPARING NOTES so ideally you should read both of those EXCELLENT stories before tackling this one. As WINNING SMILES opens, the warrior is extracting sweet revenge on her bard for a recent humiliation. They are on their way to a festival Hercules and Salmoneous have organized to help for charity. It is an event ripe with possibilities where Gabby will find her hands full keeping the Warrior Princess from murdering pigs and kids even as she convinces her to "participate" in the fun. This is a MUST READ that will put a winning smile on your face! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 38 pgs., 5/12/97
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