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 4/6/98]

Hi guys,

Couple of new ones today, and a couple of updates including one lots of fellow fanfic addicts have been waiting for! All alt. stories tonight.


Ok guys - time to call the Amazon Ice Company again - put in for a rush order! Whew! SIZZLING little tale that is GUARANTEED to shock you there for a minute - trust me on that - SHOCK - big shock...HUGE shock - ultimately a relatively harmless shock - but GODS WHAT A SHOCK!!! I was hyperventilation for a while there ;-) Anyway...back to the nitty gritty here - REALLY delightful, sensual, passionate, written story :) that has the warrior and bard "enjoying" a sunny day at the beach when the conversation turns to activities Gabrielle would like to explore which they haven't explored...yet. All I can say to Suzar is...THIS BETTER HAVE A SECOND PART TO IT!!! ;-) Put this one at the top of your MUST READ list. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Only ONE word for this new parody - WICKED!!!! Well, heretical too but that's just part of the fun :) This is a strangely familiar story that begins back in Brittania with the bard and Warrior Princess in a "love me, love my puke" situation, when the Queeries show up, determined to protect the child Gabrielle is carrying from the dreaded warlord Rushercules Limbaugheles and his Moralus Majoritus movement ;-) Before long the friends are fighting to keep their new bundle of joy safe while Xena heads for a fateful encounter with a rather slippery sword >:) Priceless guys!! DO NOT MISS!!

ALL SOUL'S NIGHT by Joseph Connell
Chapter 19 - THE NEW LIGHT OF MORNING is now available. This story is one of the best entries to date in Katrina's BLOOD AND ROSES SERIES. Set in the present day, it directly follows the story begun in Katrina's THE FONDER HEART. With the former streetwalker named Xena now firmly entrenched in her life, Gabrielle is still amazed at the young woman's resemblance to the warrior who owned her heart for so long. It is a resemblance that goes beyond the physical and stirs an aching familiarity within the daughter of Bacchus. Xena, meanwhile, is trying to adjust to her new life - confident in her love for Gabrielle but uncertain about a past she can't seem to completely remember and nightmares that are haunting her. Unbeknownst to the two of them, the forces of evil are at work on a plan to destroy the bard as the daughter of Ares was once destroyed herself. In the shadows, however, a protector lies unseen, watching and waiting for their time of need...sensing too that perhaps the ancient warrior long thought dead has never truly been gone. This latest chapter is emotional, gripping and BEAUTIFUL as two ancient soul mates are reunited at last. This is wonderfully sophisticated, passionate, suspenseful story featuring a fresh storyline, outstanding writing, and really solid characterizations. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: This story features EXTREME violence. Please make sure to read the author's disclaimers]

Chapter 11 of this story is now available. Set after the events in THE DEBT, this is a clever, nicely written tale that has Ares offering Xena the chance to go back in time and change some of the horrific experiences she and Gabrielle have recently endured. It is a chance the Warrior Princess will take never considering the many twists of fate she could soon be experiencing. In this latest part, Xena learns she may not have altered the course of events as much as she had hoped. Still unfinished but with a solid premise, RavensTale story is great entertainment.

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-)