NOTE: I do not update these reports after they are posted so some of the links may not work after a while. If you find a broken link check the title in the alphabetical lists of alternative or general reviews at the end of this report.

[Previous report was for 3/17/99]

Hi all,

Four new ones and three updates below. All alt.


One of our veteran bards returns with a wonderful new story that reveals what we didn't see during the episode BEEN THERE, DONE THAT as the repeating day has some very unexpected consequences for Xena, affording her the opportunity to at last learn the truth about the bard's feelings for her but leaving her with a guilty conscience and some unforseen regrets in the process. Catherine does a really nice job here outlining Xena's feelings and thoughts as the warrior struggles to deal with emotions she has little experience with. Though more subtly drawn, Gabrielle's characterization is also well-crafted showing an underlying consistency in her own feelings for her partner despite the different circumstances we see her in. A terrific read, this one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 17 pgs.

Written from Gabrielle's perspective, this latest chapter in the RAISING MELOSA SERIES is sweet and poignant all at once as the bard enjoys her beautiful family and most especially her beautiful warrior but finds herself wishing she could recapture those memories of precious moments from the past. A perfect addition to this remarkable series. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 5 pgs.

BLOOD LUST by WrshpXena (Tiggster)
An acquired taste of sorts, this hurt/comfort tale has the bard discovering the extent of her warrior's love and appetite for her. Tender and passionate. - 3 pgs.

NEVER SPEAKING by WrshpXena (Tiggster)
A moment of discovery for warrior and bard as Xena admits her feelings to a supposedly sleeping Gabrielle. Romantic. - 2 pgs.

Part three is now available. Promising new uber tale set in modern day Bath, England which has real estate agent Eden Gallagher getting a very welcomed assignment when a stunning brunette walks into her office looking for a place to rent. Intrigued by the lovely stranger and encouraged by her roommate, Eden decides to try her luck with Victoria Conrad never suspecting that a friend is precisely what her mysterious client might need. In this latest part, the two women lay it on the table as it where ;-) Nice writing and the beginnings of an intriguing scenario in this one. [unfinished] - 3 pgs.>

Part two is now available. Here we go again folks on another spectacular ride into what is undoubtedly the most-loved vision of Xena and Gabrielle in this fandom as Missy picks up the story of the warrior and bard almost a year after the events in CIRCLE OF LIFE. Enjoying the new addition to their family, Xena and Gabrielle are happy seeing their daughter grow and spending time with friends and family but there's a restlessness stirring within them also as the bard finds herself craving those quiet times she used to spend with the warrior on the road, and Xena works to keep her active mind challenged. It's a restlessness that soon finds an outlet when refugees begin to arrive in Amphipolis from neighboring areas prompting Xena and her partner to go do a little investigating in a decision that will herald the return of a terrible darkness into their lives. There's a level of understanding, love and devotion in Missy's versions of these characters that adds a terrific sense of warmth and intimacy to their every interaction. Already in part one this story presents a captivating combination of gentle humor, poignant drama and suspenseful intrigue certain to intensify in the chapters ahead under the guidance of this master storyteller. Make this one a regular stop in the weeks ahead. It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! [unfinished] - 27 pgs.

FORGOTTEN WAY by Tragedy88
Chapters 5-7 are now available. A very different new uber story that begins on a sorrowful note as a young writer living in a desolate old farmhouse contemplates her lonely existence just before experiencing another loss in her life. Shortly afterwards, while on a trip to the nearby town, she happens across a stranger with startling blue eyes who having already earned the animosity of the town's residents, finds herself with nowhere to stay. Thus begins a beautiful friendship as two wandering souls are reunited amidst the pristine beauty of a snowy countryside. In this latest part Alex and Dusty share remarkably similar dreams. Tragedy is already throwing clues into this storyline that will pique any reader's curiosity guaranteeing that we all keep coming back for more. Compelling characterizations. DO NOT MISS! [unfinished] - 15 pgs.

For those of you reading this post who are not familiar with the term alternative (alt.), it refers to ADULT stories that add a romantic element to the relationship between Xena and Gabby, depicting them as more than just friends.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)