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Cocktail Hour Episode 30 - AnnMcMan and Melissa Good

Cocktail Hour Episode 35 - February 2012

Femslash4Fans Radio: Double Your Pleasure - Two Hours of "Xena" Authors Melissa Good, KG MacGregor, and Linda Crist

The Further Adventures of Xena by Martin Harry Greenberg (editor)
"The ultimate collection for Xena-philes, with new, original stories by bestselling authors Jennifer Roberson, Josepha Sherman, Diane Duane, series screenwriter Melissa Good and Greg Cox and many others" -- Xenaville

A Very "Good" Thing for Fan Fiction by Lunacy

XENA E-XENE Melissa Good Issue

Dar and Kerry Stories by Melissa Good

* See also Dar and Kerry Short Stories by Melissa Good

* See also Dar & Kerry Published Novels by Melissa Good

Swollen Buds Award - "CONTINUOUS AROUSAL" / Series

"Dar Roberts and Kerry Stuart -- their meeting and subsequent work and life together, chronicled by Missy Good in "Tropical Storm" (her first uber), "Hurricane Watch," " Eye of the Storm," and the as-yet-unfinished "Tropical High," have enthralled thousands and inspired caps, bumper stickers, a movie deal AND a Bud-winning spinoff ("Silent Legacy" by Llachlan). At the heart of it all is the story of two remarkable women who -- like the Xena and Gabrielle portrayed in Missy's Bud-winning Journeys of the Soul series -- find each other and in the process find themselves." -- Swollen Buds

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1. Tropical Storm by Melissa Good

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Tempête tropicale (French Translation)

German Translation

 Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"This is an Uber-Xena Fiction. That means, no Xena, no Gabrielle. It's just about two people, whose lives collide in contemporary Miami, and how they cope with that. This is not 'in place' of my next X and G story, btw.. it's a filler while I'm waiting for more of the4th season to air. The printed version has all the names right. (g)" -- Melissa Good

". . . introduces Dar Roberts, executive VP of a big IT company, a ruthless corporate shark used to doing the company's dirty work. While acquiring a small firm, her path crosses that of Kerry Stuart, an idealistic junior manager who has finally found her way in life after struggling for independence from her family. However, the niche in life which she worked so hard to establish is about to be destroyed by Dar and her company." -- Athenaeum

". . . a story set in modern-day Miami, centering on the lives of two strangers whose destinies bring them together amidst the turmoil of a hostile corporate takeover. Wealthy, brilliant and deadly, Dar Roberts has cultivated a well-earned reputation as one of the most efficient corporate raiders in the Information Technologies business. To her bosses she is a formidable weapon to be used in the never-ending struggle for power, control and profit. To the people employed by the companies she assimilates - the executive is a predator - cold and merciless. It is a reputation she is living up to as she prepares to decimate the work force of a recent acquisition. In charge of that work force is Kerry Stuart - a smart, young manager whose life had been going well until the recent turn of events. With dogged determination, Kerry has escaped the pressures of family to make her own way in the world - establishing a career and rising quickly within a small company - only to now have to face the prospect of those efforts being for naught as a disconcertingly beautiful blue-eyed shark strolls into her office . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"La rencontre de Dar et Kerry dans le Miami d'aujourd'hui. " -- Katell / Fryda

Cover by Ciegra

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Valley of the Uber Dolls

Art: "Dar" by Encarnacion

2. Hurricane Watch by Melissa Good

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Avis de tempête (French Translation)

"Well, that was a long break.(laugh) Dar and Kerry are back. This is a sequel to Tropical Storm - and is set in more or less the same time period. It's the end of January, and things are not going smoothly for our uber friends at work. Dar and Kerry are trying to balance the stresses of their common workplace, with building a life with each other in their off hours. That's not easy, and just when they start getting things in order... well, that's what the story's about." -- Melissa Good

". . . we join Dar and Kerry again after their Christmas break as they try to keep their personal relationship separate from their professional one. And if this wasn't difficult enough, an old acquaintance of Dar appears on the scene, with only one aim in mind - how to cause as many problems for the executive VP as possible." -- Athenaeum

"Returning to work after the Christmas holiday, Dar and Kerry find themselves back in their usual hectic routines with one slight change - there's a new face on the block - an old one from Dar's past hired specifically to challenge the brilliant executive and with a grudge to settle as even more incentive . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

"La suite de Tempête tropicale. Dar et Kerry tentent de construire leur nouvelle vie ensemble, en conciliant le stress de leur travail et les joies de leurs heures de liberté. Ce n'est pas si simple …." -- Katell / Fryda

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3. Eye of the Storm by Melissa Good

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L'oeil du cyclone (French Translation)

"Yep.. Dar and Kerry are back.It's been a few months, and things are settling down. Or are they? No matter what, life around these guys is never boring. More corporate intrigue, and personal discoveries ahead as Dar finally has to deal with issues long buried, and Kerry faces the consequences of her own actions." -- Melissa Good

"On the last legs of a two-week work trip, Kerry is laying the ground work for the latest company merger but what should be a routine procedure begins to get complicated when the young executive starts to smell some skeletons behind those unfriendly offices. Meanwhile, Dar travels to Houston to help her boss deal with a very serious and very determined new enemy - an enemy that wants a change at the top and is not past getting personal to get what he wants. Amidst this world of corporate intrigue and back stabbing, Dar and Kerry hold on to the very special magic they've found with one another, recognizing their connection as a treasured oasis in the eye of a coming storm . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

"La suite de Tropical Storm/Tempête tropicale, sous forme de résumés et d'extraits" -- Katell / Fryda

4. Tropical High by Melissa Good

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"Dar and Kerry find life gettingever more complex as Dar gets involved in an investigation of the military, andKerry takes on new challenges at work. Old memories flare up, and Dar questions youthful choices as her past causes Kerry problems in the present." -- Melissa Good

"As the story commences the grrls are separated with Dar turning heads and trying to make the best of it at a business meeting in New York. Back in Miami, Kerry is keeping those home fires burning as she makes sure things continue to run smoothly at the office, makes plans for the Thanksgiving dinner they will be hosting for friends and family and spends a bit of time volunteering with a group of teenagers who like Dar - think she's just the coolest! ;-) With Dar looking forward to the new work she'll be doing for the military and Kerry settling into her position as vice-president, lots of challenges will await these two on the professional front while on a personal level their relationship continues to grow and strengthen, always remaining a sanctuary of love and acceptance and support against whatever life throws their way . . . Missy+Dar+Kerry = HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" --Lunacy

5. Terrors of the High Seas by Melissa Good

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"Dar and Kerry finally take sometime off to just kick back, relax, and give Kerry some time to recover from the death of her father. What could be more peaceful than a little boat trip across the Caribbean?" -- Melissa Good

". . . finds them planning a nice, quiet, relaxing little vacation in the Caribbean...only things don't quite turn out as planned. Before long Kerry is playing hero and getting a clueless admirer in return, Dar is skillfully dodging a mysterious black ship intent on pursuing them, and the two are dealing with a growing mystery on their hand as they investigate rumors of piracy and realize that they may have stumbled upon a much more serious cover-up than first suspected . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

6. Moving Target by Melissa Good

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"While attending a high technology show, Dar and Kerry are approached by an aggressive entrepreneur who owns the onlyAmerican based cruise line. He challenges them to compete with an old archrival on a contract to network his ships and gain a foothold in a new industry. Question is – are they ready to compromise their standards to win?" -- Melissa Good

7. Storm Surge by Melissa Good

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"Life has settled down to some unusual peace and quiet for Dar and Kerry after their escapades at sea. Dar is moving forward with new international business, and Kerry is busy designing new ways of doing things. Finally, it seems that they have work, and their home lives in balance and they are ready to take on new challenges and have some fun. But life has a way of throwing a twist at you when you least expect it and the challenges turn into an experience neither of them will ever forget." -- Melissa Good

8. Winds of Change by Melissa Good

"Dar and Kerry have their plans set, to retire from ILS and start their own consulting business, after they take some time off to travel. But fate never seems to like this much pre-planning in their lives and soon they are facing more questions than answers when it comes to the future." -- Melissa Good

Dar and Kerry Short Stories by Melissa Good

* See also Dar and Kerry Stories by Melissa Good

Unmasked Hearts by Melissa Good

Academy of Bards | Merwolf's Cave | PDA Fiction

Coeurs sans fards (French Translation)

Academy of Bards Halloween 2001

"A visit with Dar and Kerry very early in their relationship." -- Melissa Good

"Dar and Kerry attend a company halloween party early on in their relationship." -- Academy of Bards

"Set just after Kerry began working at EDS, the story has the young newcomer shopping for a costume for the upcoming office Halloween party and feeling a bit angsty about fitting in. For her part, Dar plans on avoiding the festivities as she's always done but those plans start to go awry when her new assistant gently prods her to go awakening within the executive a peculiar urge to scandalize her co-workers...and mingle a bit more with a lovely little revolutionary . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

"Une histoire d'Halloween." -- Katell / Fryda

• A Present Under the Tree by Melissa Good

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Un cadeau sous le sapin (French Translation)

German Translation

 Set between Tropical Storm and Hurricane Watch. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

"A short Christmas Visit with Dar and Kerry" -- Melissa Good

"Dar and Kerry are enjoying some quiet time away from the office without any trouble. But do not think that's boring - the two of them have Christmas and Dar's birthday coming up!" -- Athenaeum

". . . finds Dar and Kerry feeling increasingly comfortable in their relationship as they enjoy the holidays and make plans for Dar's upcoming birthday party. It is a time for friends and family - for reflecting on the change their lives have taken - and perhaps even for taking more of those emotional risks . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

"Un épisode de la vie de Dar et Kerry qui se passe juste après Tempête tropicale." -- Katell / Fryda

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Ringing in the New Year by Melissa Good

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Set one week after A Present Under the Tree. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

"A short vignette with Dar and Kerry, and some jewelry" -- Melissa Good

". . . has the two preparing for some New Year's fun and getting inspired in the process to plan for a future now looking a lot more promising . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! " -- Lunacy

Home from the Sea by Melissa Good

Merwolf's Cave | PDA Fiction

La maison près de l'océan (French Translation)

Xippy Award

Set during or after Eye of the Storm. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

"A short Howloween story…." -- Melissa Good

". . . begins with our heroines shopping for costumes. Later in the day the two exchange some ghost stories including one Dar knows about the empty Vanderbilt mansion located within site of their condo. Intrigued despite herself, Kerry is drawn to the mansion when she spots movement in the supposedly abandoned upper rooms. Curiosity getting the best of her - she decides to investigate only to soon be desperately regretting doing so when it starts to look like something does indeed seem to still be inhabiting the lonely mansion . . ." -- Lunacy

"Une nouvelle spécial Halloween" -- Katell / Fryda

Twas the Night before Christmas by Melissa Good

Merwolf's Cave | PDA Fiction

Set during or after Hurricane Watch and one year after Present Under the Tree. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

"Dar and Kerry get a visit from some very old friends." -- Melissa Good

V-Day by Melissa Good

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Set after Dar and Kerry's February wedding in Hurricane Watch. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

A short tale of Valentines Day, Dar and Kerry style. -- Melissa Good

"Seems everyone is surprised that Dar and Kerry don't celebrate Valentine's Day... or do they?" -- Academy of Bards

A Miami New Year’s Eve by Melissa Good

Merwolf's Cave | PDA Fiction (A New Year in Miami)

Set after Tropical High. -- Otter (Athenaeum Forum)

"Dar and Kerry celebrate the new year in typical style." -- Melissa Good

Better Than Chocolate by Melissa Good

Academy of Bards | PDA Fiction

Academy of Bards Valentine Invitational 2007

Ghouls Night Out by Melissa Good

Academy of Bards Sixth Annual Halloween Invitational

Ghosts of the Past by Melissa Good

Royal Academy of Bards 10th Annual Halloween Invitational

Kin by Missy Good

2013 Academy of Bards Halloween Invitational

Dar and Kerry Published Novels by Melissa Good

*See also Dar and Kerry Stories by Melissa Good

1. Tropical Storm by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook (The 2010 Author Edition)

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"From bestselling author Melissa Good comes a tale of heartache, longing, family strife, lust for love, and redemption. Tropical Storm took the lesbian reading world by storm when it was first written . . . now read this exciting revised "author's cut" edition.

Dar Roberts, corporate raider for a multi-national tech company, is cold, practical, and merciless. She does her job with razor-sharp accuracy. Friends are a luxury she cannot allow herself, and love is something she knows she'll never attain.

Kerry Stuart left Michigan for Florida in an attempt to get away from her domineering politician father and the constraints of the overly conservative life her family forced upon her. After college she worked her way into supervision at a small tech company, only to have it taken over by Dar Roberts' organization. Her association with Dar begins in disbelief, hatred, and disappointment, but when Dar unexpectedly hires Kerry as her work assistant, the dynamics of their relationship change. Over time, a bond begins to form.

But can Dar overcome years of habit and conditioning to open herself up to the uncertainty of love? And will Kerry escape from the clutches of her powerful father in order to live a better life?" --
Regal Crest

2. Hurricane Watch by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook 

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"In this sequel to "Tropical Storm," Dar and Kerry are back and making their relationship permanent. But an ambitious new colleague threatens to divide them --- and out them. He wants Dar's head and her job, and he's willing to use Kerry to do it. Can their home life survive the office power play?

Dar and Kerry are redefining themselves and their priorities to build a life and a family together. But with the scheming colleagues and old flames trying to drive them apart and bring them down, the two women must overcome fear, prejudice, and their own pasts to protect the company and each other. Does their relationship have enough trust to survive the storm?

Enter the lives of two captivating characters and their world that Melissa Good's thousands of fans already know and love. Your heart will be touched by the poignant realism of the story. Your senses and emotions will be electrified by the intensity of their problems. You will care about these characters before you get very far into the story.

Don't miss this exciting revised "author's cut" edition." -- Regal Crest

3. Eye of the Storm by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

"Eye of the Storm picks up the story of Dar Roberts and Kerry Stuart a few months after the story Hurricane Watch ends. At first it looks like they are settling into their lives together but, as readers of this series have learned, life is never simple around Dar and Kerry. Surrounded by endless corporate intrigue, Dar experiences personal discoveries that force her to deal with issues that she had buried long ago and Kerry finally faces the consequences of her own actions. As always, they help each other through these personal challenges that, in the end, strengthen them as individuals and as a couple." -- Regal Crest

4. Red Sky At Morning by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"Dar Roberts was always ruthless and single-minded . . . until she met Kerry Stuart.

Kerry was oppressed by her family's wealth and politics. But Dar saved her from that. Now new dangers confront them from all sides. While traveling to Chicago, Kerry's plane is struck by lightning. Dar, in New York for a stockholders' meeting, senses Kerry is in trouble. They simultaneously experience feelings that are new, sensations that both are reluctant to admit when they are finally back together. Back in Miami, a cover-up of the worst kind, problems with the military, and unexpected betrayals will cause more danger. Can Kerry help as Dar has to examine her life and loyalties and call into question all she's believed in since childhood? Will their relationship deepen through it all? Or will it be destroyed?

This is the revised "author's cut edition." Some scenes were added such as: a shopping excursion downtown where Kerry buys leather; a flashback to Dar's first shopping trip to buy business attire - see how her clothing went from jeans and sweatshirts to power suits; and a mugging. Don't miss this new edition." --
Regal Crest

5. Thicker Than Water by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"This sequel to Red Sky at Morning is the continuing saga of Dar Roberts and Kerry Stuart. It starts off with Kerry involved in the church group of girls. Kerry is forced to acknowledge her own feelings/experience toward/with her folks as she and Dar assist a teenager from the group who gets jailed because her parents tossed her out onto the streets when they find out she is gay. While trying to help the teenagers adjust to real world situations, Kerry gets the call concerning her father's health. Kerry flies to her family's side as her father dies, putting the family in crisis. Caught up in an international problem, Dar abandons the issue to go to Michigan, determined to support Kerry in the face of grief and hatred. Dar and Kerry face down Kerry's extended family with a little help from their own, and return home, where they decide to leave work and the world behind for a while for some time to themselves." -- Regal Crest

6. Terrors of the High Seas by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"After the stress of a long Navy project and Kerry's father's death, Dar and Kerry decide to take their first long vacation together. A cruise in the eastern Caribbean is just the nice, peaceful time they need - until they get involved in a family feud, an old murder, and come face to face with pirates as their vacation turns into a race to find the key to a decades old puzzle." -- Regal Crest

7. Tropical Convergence by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

This is the first part of the story formerly known as Moving Target.

"There's trouble on the horizon for ILS when a rival challenges them head on, and their best weapons, Dar and Kerry, are distracted by life instead of focusing on the business. Add to that an old flame, and an aggressive entreprenaur throwing down the gauntlet and Dar at least is ready to throw in the towel. Is Kerry ready to follow suit, or will she decide to step out from behind Dar's shadow and step up to the challenges they both face?" -- Regal Crest

8. Storm Surge, Book One by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"It's fall. Dar and Kerry are traveling - Dar overseas to clinch a deal with their new ship owner partners in England, and Kerry on a reluctant visit home for her high school reunion. In the midst of corporate deals and personal conflict, their world goes unexpectedly out of control when an early morning spurt of unusual alarms turns out to be the beginning of a shocking nightmare neither expected." -- Regal Crest

9. Storm Surge, Book Two by Melissa Good

Published by Regal Crest Enterprises and is available for sale from:

      Amazon in Paperback and Kindle eBook

      Bella Books in Paperback and eBook

"Can they win the race against time to save their company and themselves?" -- Regal Crest

10. Moving Target by Melissa Good

Tentative Publication Date: TBA

This is the second part of the story formerly known as Moving Target.

11. Stormy Waters by Melissa Good

Tentative Publication Date: November 2012

This is the third part of the story formerly known as Moving Target.

A Journey of Soulmates by Melissa Good

* See also A Journey of Soulmates Short Stories by Melissa Good 

Swollen Buds Award: "CONSTANT AROUSAL" -- Series

"Enter the world of Xena and Gabrielle, watch as their love blossoms and grows. Meet enchanting forest people, explore the various Amazon characters and their customs, learn of their family history, their sorrows, joys and fears. Join in epic battles as the duo battle a variety of villains and follow their tale as they strive to build a home for themselves after bonding as mates." -- Swollen Buds

1. A Warrior By Any Other Name by Melissa Good

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Un guerrier quel que soit son nom (French Translation)

 

"Xena and Gabrielle make a new friend who leads them down a very unexpected path." -- Melissa Good

"Rescuing a creature from certain death at the hands of a mob, Xena and Gabrielle offer to escort him home to his people." -- Athenaeum

". . . this story explores the themes of tolerance and friendship as Xena and Gab help a strange man-like creature and his people in their struggle to survive the fear and hatred of neighboring humans . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!" -- Lunacy

"Xena et Gabrielle sauvent la vie d'un étrange personnage et font ainsi la connaissance d'un peuple très spécial." -- Katell / Fryda

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2. First Solstice by Melissa Good

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Premier Solstice (French Translation)

"A short story of how Xena andGabrielle might have spent their first Solstice together." -- Melissa Good

"Seeking shelter from the elements in a quiet mountain grove, the warrior and her young companion share their meager food supply as Gabrielle reminisces about a childhood Solstice and unknowingly gives a former warlord a very unexpected gift . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

3. At a Distance by Melissa Good

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La séparation (French Translation)

 

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Gabrielle is recalled to the Amazons, while Xena decides to spend some time at home. The separation proves... illuminating." -- Melissa Good

"Queen Gabrielle is called to the Amazon village for a grueling series of negotiations that might be hurt by Xena's presence so the warrior decides to spend the time visiting her family in Amphipolis." -- Athenaeum

". . . They are traveling on their own once again and have begun to further explore the growing feelings between them. It is an exploration that will be put on hold suddenly when Gabrielle has to return to the Amazons to deal with a dangerous power struggle, while Xena goes to Amphipolis where she soon finds herself in a volatile situation of her own. Separated, the two can no longer ignore what they feel for one another but every day they're apart the danger grows worse until finally both realize they have no choice but to face that danger . . . my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"Gabrielle se rend chez les Amazones pour tenter de régler un conflit. Xena en profite pour rentrer dans son village. Leur séparation s'avère difficile." -- Katell / Fryda

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Wallpaper by Ciegra

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4. Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Good

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Ton coeur est ton foyer (French Translation)

Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Gabrielle's father sends for her - but all's not what it seems in Potadeia, and Xena decides to find out why." -- Melissa Good

"Her father summons Gabrielle home to an arranged marriage but there is something else going on that Xena can't put her finger on." -- Athenaeum

"The story begins where AT A DISTANCE left off, with our heroines on their way to Potidaea after receiving a summons from Gabrielle's father. Xena immediately senses her bard's unease about returning home but does not suspect the terrible secret Gabrielle is hiding - the pain which once almost silenced the stories within her and which in a moment of desperation two years before prompted a young village girl to follow a half-crazed warlord on her quest for redemption. It is a secret Xena will slowly unravel as Gabrielle once again finds herself amidst people with no tolerance for those who are different, forced to deal with a family who have never understood her, and having at last as a woman to confront what years before a child could not. For both the warrior and the bard Potidaea will be a difficult struggle but one they are determined to face together, drawing strength from their love and the incredible connection they feel even...at a distance. The exchanges between Xena and Gabrielle in this story are some of the most moving, most beautiful you could ever read - even the most minor scenes between them burrow themselves in your heart sparking a warmth that just makes you want to read this story again and again . . . It is a MUST READ and carries my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

"Le père de Gabrielle la rappelle à Potadeia. Xena l'accompagne et en apprend plus sur la famille du barde." -- Katell / Fryda

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5. Bound by Melissa Good

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Unies (French Translation)

 Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Xena and Gabrielle decide to pay their friend Jessan a visit, but as usual, unexpected things seem to happen." -- Melissa Good

"Xena is trapped, barely alive, under a rockslide and it's to Jessan and his people that Gabrielle turns to for help in freeing her partner." -- Athenaeum

"Having left Potidaea behind, Xena and Gabrielle decide to go back to the land of the forest dwellers they first met in A WARRIOR BY ANY OTHER NAME. They want to see their friend Jessan but there is something else drawing them back to those unusual people - a need now to understand the strange bond some of the forest dwellers share with each other - a connection they call the lifebond - a connection Xena and Gabrielle now know they also share but need to understand. In addition to this personal quest, the two will face new dangers as they try to help Jessan's people fight a bloodthirsty enemy and later find themselves strangely drawn to the ghosts of an ancient past - to the story of two other women who also faced incredible challenges and against the odds found a timeless love . . . BOUND merits my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

 "Xena et Gabrielle décident de rendre visite à leur ami Jessan, mais comme d'habitude, des événements inattendus vont arriver" -- Katell / Fryda

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6. Winter's Ending by Melissa Good

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"Home at last, Xena and Gabrielle find that trouble follows them even there, as Amazons, Hercules, and some very unexpected guests liven up their winter." -- Melissa Good

"Gabrielle and a group of young Amazons are taken by raiders while Xena is away helping Iolaus rescue Hercules, who appears to have undergone a personality change." -- Athenaeum

". . . the beginning of this novel chronicles a quiet time in the lives of the Warrior Princess and her bard. Having faced adversity, struggled with old wounds from the past and deadly enemies in their present, having finally surrendered to the love which binds their minds, their hearts and souls as one, Xena and Gabrielle have settled in Amphipolis for the Winter. With a home of their own at long last, family surrounding them and a joining to look forward to, their happiness seems assured. The Winter is hard, however, and long and before it's over warrior and bard will once again face new challenges - the first one of which arrives with a friend in trouble and young lives on the line . . . it is NOT TO BE MISSED and gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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7. The Longest Night by Melissa Good

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Tom's Xena Page Editor's Choice Award

"Friends and relations gather in Amphipolis to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and a long-awaited joining." -- Melissa Good

"Still in Amphipolis where Gabrielle has been recovering from her recent ordeal, Xena and the bard learn from some refugees of the activities of raiders in the surrounding areas. Worried for Gabrielle's family who will be traveling to Amphipolis to attend their planned joining ceremony, the two decide to head out to meet them. Despite their genuine concern, the decision reflects a growing need they've both had to return to the freedom of life on the road - the freedom to enjoy the closeness they now share and the natural world that was their only home for so long - only the beauty of that world can be deceptive, hiding dangers both natural and man-made . . . this one gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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8. Reflections from the Past by Melissa Good

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Reflets du passé (French Translation)

 "Xena and Gabrielle while away the long winter days translating a set of old scrolls that hold a story strangely familiar to them." -- Melissa Good

"Xena translates Ardwyn's scrolls for Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

"As the story begins Xena and her bard are still hibernating in Amphipolis, enjoying the peace of their home and the simple comfort of just being with one another. They decide to work on translating the ancient scrolls they found while visiting Jessan's people in BOUND. Before long they are uncovering an emotional tale, almost as passionate and poignant as their own, involving a village girl named Ardwyn and the enigmatic Viking warrior who captures her heart. All the while the story revealed in those scrolls is awakening memories in Xena and Gabrielle, memories of the times they've shared and the long road they've traveled to get to the happiness they're now blessed with . . . The uber sections in this story are also particularly well written - done in a style that is different from the rest of the novel and adds tremendously to the atmosphere of the more ancient story . . . What are you still doing reading this review???? GO READ THE STORY!!! It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIO" -- Lunacy

"Xena et Gabrielle passent l'hiver à Amphipolis et en profitent pour traduire les manuscrits d'Ardwyn" -- Katell / Fryda

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9. Darkness Falls by Melissa Good

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"The Rift behind them, Xena and Gabrielle start down the long road to reconciliation as they rebuild their lives." -- Melissa Good

". . . it is especially heart-wrenching to see [their] relationship in pieces at the beginning of this latest story as Xena and Gabrielle struggle to try to deal with what has happened to them and what they've done to one another. Missy changes the events which we saw on TV just a bit but other than that she plunges headlong into the trauma of the rift chronicling a much more realistic emotional journey for Xena and Gabrielle as they start on the path back to one another . . . This story gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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10. Leap of Faith by Melissa Good

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"A delayed trading caravan draws Xena and Gabrielle's attention, with results neither of them expected." -- Melissa Good

"The approaching winter finds a "retired" Xena and Gabrielle working on their healing relationship. Soon, however, kidnappings around Amphipolis and Poteidaia bring Xena and Gabrielle out of "retirement."" -- Athenaeum

". . . the story begins with the warrior and bard recovering nicely from their recent ordeals, rejoicing in the healing their relationship is experiencing. The sense of things in fact returning back to normal becomes even more pronounce when they visit Poteidaia and once again find people in need of their help, people looking to the Warrior Princess when no other hope remains. Unbeknownst to them, trouble is stirring in other parts too, as danger envelops a dear friend . . . A MUST READ that receives my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

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11. Promises Kept by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle are enjoying their re-discovered ease with each other and beginning to make plans for the future when a summons from someone in Xena's past intrudes." -- Athenaeum

"Back on the road again, Xena and Gabrielle find that trouble is not about to leave them alone, as Xena receives a summons from an old comrade at arms, reminding her of a favor owed." -- Melissa Good

". . . finds the warrior and bard getting on with their lives, making plans for both the weeks ahead...and the years they plan to spend together. For Xena this involves some final preparations for their upcoming trip to see friends and family...for the bard it means taking the first steps in turning a wish into reality . . . IT gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!" -- Lunacy

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12. Festival by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle head forAmazon Country, to join them for the festival of Dionysus. It's supposed to be a nice, peaceful interlude, but as you know, Amazons + Gabrielle = TROUBLE." -- Melissa Good

"finds the warrior and bard on their way to the Amazons to celebrate the Festival of Dyonisus. Missy maintains the general sense of playfulness and happiness the warrior and bard achieved in PROMISES KEPT after learning that their little family will be growing. The opening of this latest offering embodies what makes this bard's fiction so very special - a magical sense of connection and trust and love between two soulmates reveling in the simple pleasure of being together . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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13. Circle of Life by Melissa Good

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"After the bard's close call with Death, Gabrielle and Xena settle down at home in Amphipolis to await the birth of their child. But things never go quite as planned, and when Amazons,forest dwellers, and enemies are involved…" -- Melissa Good

"Gabrielle and Xena have a cult to deal with, and family and friends to rescue, but with Gabrielle's pregnancy bloomin, Amazons bickering and a trade fair just waiting to begin, the circle of life may be closing in a little too tightly for the heroes!" -- Athenaeum

". . . set after the events in the episode FAMILY AFFAIR. Still recuperating from their recent ordeal, the warrior and bard are back in Amphipolis awaiting the birth of their child and treasuring their time together as never before. With Amazons visiting and word of friends and family in trouble, however, their tranquillity is short-lived as the two, reunited once again, prepare to face whatever life throws their way . . . This gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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14. Dark Comes the Morning by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle have settled contentedly in Amphipolis, and are enjoying their new baby daughter, Doriana. Or are they? Life is, as Gabrielle well knows, a series of trade offs. To achieve one thing, you often have to give up something else." -- Melissa Good

". . . 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 . . . It gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

"Melissa Good weaves a tale of a danger to Greece from a mysterious medallion worn by a warlord intent on capturing Greece and the Warrior Princess." -- Xippy

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15. A Matter of Pride by Melissa Good

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 "Amphipolis has grown into a bustling trading center, with an increasing population and the troubles that come with success. One thing they don't have to worry about though, is being attacked. Everyone knows the Protector of Amphipolis, and no one wants to mess with her for a minute.

Except her baby daughter, and a certain bard.

Xena and Gabrielle decide to take a trip to Athens, to register Amphipolis' concerns and have a little fun watching the pageantry and glamour of the Olympic Games. However, nothing is ever simple when Xena's involved, and soon the real fun begins." -- Melissa Good

". . . As our story commences the two are living an unusually peaceful life in Amphipolis, helping to chart the town's rapid growth, trying to keep Dori in one piece, and as always, enjoying one another. It's a quiet time destined to end all too quickly when the recent prosperity they helped to bring to Amphipolis attracts some unwelcome attention forcing the warrior and bard to once again take to the road - this time to represent the interests of their family and neighbors in a whole different arena . . . gets my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!" -- Lunacy

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16. Champion by Melissa Good

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"On the way home from Athens, Xena, Gabrielle, and their daughter Dori find themselves caught up in the lives of their old friends the forest dwellers. Xena has been summoned to take up the mantle of tribal champion, a title she won in a time before her world, and Gabrielle’s so radically changed. Can she live up to the reputation that title demands?" -- Melissa Good

". . . picks up the story after Xena and Gabrielle's visit to Athens. The trip home is interrupted by a forest dweller with an urgent message for the two - Lestan is dying and he needs to see Xena. What they find when they reach their old friend is a devastated community and a people in turmoil - torn between their more violent nature and the soul bonds which have formed such an integral part of their society for so long. Some of the younger forest dwellers are determined to undermine the power of the soul bonds. Certain that love only weakens warriors, they have vowed to bring back the more savage traditions of a people long devoted to the God of War. Unbeknownst to them, Ares' Chosen and her soul bond are about to show them just what love can do to warriors. Throw in a precocious toddler that is VERY much her parents' kid - and the forest dwellers are in for a much WILDER time than they ever imagined!. . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

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17. Giving Thanks by Melissa Good

"A short story of Xena, Gabrielle, and Dori on the road home." -- Melissa Good

18. One Wild Ride by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle are home in Amphipolis at last. Things have changed, and not all for the better, but before they have an opportunity to straighten it all out, the spring thaws threaten the new city they find on their return and Xena and Gabrielle find themselves on a wild ride into danger that promises an even more dangerous way back home." -- Melissa Good

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19. A Queen's Tale by Melissa Good

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"Xena and Gabrielle have eased back into life at home after their last harrowing adventure. Gabrielle has taken over running the Amazons, the Amazons have settled into their new home, and Xena's just chilling out and practicing her swordsmanship as she keeps an eye on little Dori. But as usual, the Fates are never content to leave them alone and soon enough trouble comes banging on the door and once again they have to decide whether to answer it, or this time, escape out the back window." -- Melissa Good

20. Body, Heart and Soul By Melissa Good

IN PROGRESS

"Xena and Gabrielle are back, trying to adjust to living at home in Amphipolis. A lot of stories often have them leaving home and traveling for their adventures but this time they have decided to resist the urge to wander. But for how long? I think this time the greater good is going to be debated rather than served." - Merwolf's Blog

Xena and Gabrielle have gotten used to the changes in their lives after their return from stopping the war between Athens and Sparta. Xena has started to expand her army and look for new allies in Thrace and Gabrielle is busy running her Amazon tribe while Ephiny gestates. Things are looking up - right?" -- Melissa Good

Partners by Melissa Good

 

A Story of Humanity: The Jess and Dev Tales by Melissa Good

This is a new story line that occured to me while giving out candy to kids on Halloween. Could have been the overcast sky that night, but at any rate, this is the first SciFi tale folks have seen on these pages - we will see how long it goes, or if it continues. -- Melissa Good

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A Partners novel was published by Regal Crest Enterprises in September 2013.

"After a massive volcanic eruption puts earth into nuclear winter, the planet is cloaked in clouds and no sun penetrates. Seas cover most of the land areas except high elevations which exist as islands where the remaining humans have learned to make do with much less. People survive on what they can take from the sea and with foodstuffs supplemented from an orbiting set of space stations.

Jess Drake is an agent for Interforce, a small and exclusive special forces organization that still possesses access to technology. Her job is to protect and serve the citizens of the American continent who are in conflict with those left on the European continent. The struggle for resources is brutal, and when a rogue agent nearly destroys everything, Interforce decides to trust no one. They send Jess a biologically-created agent who has been artificially devised and given knowledge using specialized brain programming techniques.

Instead of the mindless automaton one might expect, Biological Alternative NM-Dev-1 proves to be human and attractive. Against all odds, Jess and the new agent are swept into a relationship neither expected. Can they survive in these strange circumstances? And will they even be able to stay alive in this bleak new world?" --  Regal Crest

Subtext Virtual Season Seven: Roman Holiday by Melissa Good

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Subtext Virtual Season Seven  - Episode 14

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Xippy Award

"Xena and Gabrielle have to go back to Rome to rescue a friend despite their feelings for the place." -- Xippy

"Journeying across Roman territory, Xena and Gabrielle are doing their best to avoid meeting any Romans - until they discover a friend who wasn't nearly as lucky. Will they be able to disguise themselves long enough to help out?" -- XWP Virtual Season 7 Episode Guide

Subtext Virtual Season Eight: A Queen Thing by Melissa Good

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 Subtext Virtual Season 8 - Episode 09 

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"Xena and Gabrielle find an academic argument coming back to haunt them as they agree to help a town with a very odd request." -- XWP Subtext Virtual Season 8 Episode Guide

Xena the Merciless Tales by Melissa Good

1. Shadows of the Soul by Melissa Good

2. A Merciless Solstice by Melissa Good

3. Queen of Hearts by Melissa Good

“Xena the Merciless finds herself dealing with an avalanche of change in her kingdom since she settled down and named an heir. But just when things look like they’re getting boring, a stranger from the East comes to challenge Xena’s throne and offer her a choice she no longer finds possible to make.” -- Melissa Good

4.  A Queen for All Seasons by Melissa Good

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Xena the Merciless feels like her world is finally settling down into something she might even start to enjoy. The summer harvest was good, people are showing up for her Harvest Festival, and Gabrielle has some storytelling to a Persian prisoner for some tips on massage. The only clouds on her horizon besides the usual winter storms was that message she sent to the King of Persia along with his daughter's head. What, really, could go wrong? -- Melissa Good

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