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 3/30/98]

Hi all,

MaryD is conduction a fan fiction survey at her site and will make the results available by the end of April. Stop by and let her know what you like in Xena fanfic. The survey is at


Chapter two of this story is now available. There's a sense of quiet melancholy throughout this tale that has Xena suffering from nightmares and Gabrielle reflecting on her contributions to those nightmares. In this second chapter an enemy makes his appearance.

GODDESS OF BATTLE by Shadowhawke
Chapter 6 of this story is now available. This promising tale begins on a stormy night with the birth of a child whose destiny is linked to the gods. Many years later, immortal eyes watch as enemies prepare to clash with the warrior that child turned into. In this latest chapter a dazed Gabrielle wakes among strangers.


The third vignette in Silk's passionate APPARITIONS OF LOVE SERIES, this little tale is about a heart conquered by love - a desire so strong it almost doesn't seem real. Very sensual, poetic writing.

CHICAGO 5AM by L.N. James
Chapters 6-7 of this story are now available. Teenagers are disappearing from the streets of Chicago, casualties of a dark subculture based on drugs, sex and rock and roll. Assigned to investigate is Mariel Potidean, a brilliant young FBI agent who soon finds herself teamed with a rather irritating partner - an ex-cop by the name of Tina Amphipoli with a dangerous reputation, a mysterious past and electric blue eyes. In these latest chapters another innocent victim enters a very seedy world while Mariel learns more about her enigmatic new partner. L.N.'s newest delivers an engaging premise with two very strong characters and lots of potential for suspense, drama and romance. DO NOT MISS!

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 Gabrielle, depicting them as more than just friends.

Happy reading!

Lunacy 8-)