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 5/9/98]

Hi guys,

For those of you who were reading DelShannon's story TO BE A WOMAN and were disappointed when her site closed - good news! Katrina is going to be hosting DelShannon's fiction at her site so look for the story to be posted in the days to come. Katrina's site is at:

Many thanks to DelShannon for bringing the story back to the Web and Katrina for hosting it!

Here's tonight's fanfic roster :)


BURN by Zwolf
With some very dark, excellent stories already under his belt, Zwolf brings us a new tale which begins ominously with Xena and the bard crossing paths with a mysterious stranger - a beautiful and deadly warrior who Xena instantly recognizes as a kindred spirit and Gabrielle soon learns may have a past as tortured as that of the Warrior Princess. This is a nicely written, captivating new read - still unfinished but with great potential.


PASSOVER by Joseph Connell
The talented author of ALL SOUL'S NIGHT contributes yet another entry in Katrina's BLOOD AND ROSES SERIES with this new uber story set in apocalyptic America. With billions dead after a series of disasters and plagues, the world has settled back into a simpler reality where the strong survive and safety can be found in numbers. It is a philosophy Leah Margareeth Covington understands all too well as she leads a group of pilgrims across dangerous territories in search of a new life. With the blood of heros in her veins Leah is determined to protect her charges but unseen enemies may give her more of a challenge than she had been expecting. Joseph's latest is well-written, different, and very promising.

In a story that recalls Gabrielle's first experience with henbane in the episode ALTARED STATES, CN's new offering has the bard once again loosing all her inhibitions thanks to the drug...only this time the bard manages to get Xena in a slightly different and much more tempting situation ;-) Short, cute and sexy little tale.

Dream Rabbit and Bardie Poo are back once again in this hilarious new addition to Nene's MYTH SERIES which finds a frustrated Bardie Poo coming across a lot of Xena lookalikes while the Dream Rabbit herself is secretly spirited off in an evil plot to keep the bard...frustrated ;-) With a penchant for pursuing some very funny tangents and presenting a side of the Warrior Princess and her partner few know about, Nene once again delights and entertains us in this continuing homage to popular culture that is a MUST READ! DO NOT MISS!

CHICAGO 5AM by L.N. James
Chapter 18 of this story is 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 mysterious and decidedly fascinating partner - an ex-cop by the name of Tina Amphipoli with a dangerous reputation, a mysterious past and electric blue eyes. In this latest chapter Mariel gets her first taste of life on the wild side. L.N.'s newest delivers an engaging premise with two very strong heroines and lots of potential for suspense, drama and romance. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: Story features rough language]

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-)