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 5/17/98]

Hi folks,

A warning to those of you trying to avoid spoilers - the listing below for the story WHO WOULD BE OUR HERO NOW? by ProudWarrioress could be considered a slight spoiler for the episode SACRIFICE II.

There's a new Xena fanfic site now available EME'S XENA FAN FICTION LOVERS' PAGE offering fanfic reviews, links to recommended stories and a forum for fanfic discussions. The site is at:

I've added lots of new volunteer beta readers to the BETA READERS DIRECTORY so bards and potential bards - if you want readers willing to give you feedback on those new stories prior to publication make sure to take a look at the BETA READERS DIRECTORY. The address is:

Half-n-half tonight - 3 new ones, 3 updates :)


WHO WOULD BE OUR HERO NOW? by ProudWarrioress
Sensitive vignette set after the end of SACRIFICE II which finds the Warrior Princess devastated.


An unusual new story set after the third season rift and just prior to the episode SACRIFICE which has Gabrielle and a convalescing Xena meeting a mysterious woman who seems to know a lot about them and is determined to make sure they share what is in their hearts. Still unfinished, this story sets up an interesting premise with strong connections to third season events.

The bard helps the warrior on a little project certain to provide some needed relief >:) A devilish new offering from a wonderfully DEPRAVED mind ;-)

CHICAGO 5AM by L.N. James
Chapter 19 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, as Tina is busy stalking her quarry, her quarry we learn is also stalking her...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]

HERITAGE by Angeleeta Sosnowski
Chapter five is now available. Set a couple of years after the events in the third season, this story has Xena and Gabrielle joining forces with a mysterious old friend of the warrior's to try to destroy a deadly evil they are all very familiar with. An intriguing story with promise.

TO BE A WOMAN by DelShannon
Chapters 11-20 of this story are now available. After a short absence from the Web, Del Shannon's first-ever XWP fanfic offering returns. TO BE A WOMAN is a promising hurt/comfort story that has Gabrielle thinking about her feelings for Xena just as an attack intensifies these, reminding her of how much she loves the warrior. Unbeknownst to the two of them - an old enemy has seen what they themselves have yet to admit and now knows Xena's greatest weakness. [Note: this story features extreme violence]

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-)