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Enemy at the Gate Finalist in 10th Annual Kindle Book Awards for 2021!
Posted on: 2nd November 2021

Enemy at the Gate has been selected as a finalist in the Young Adult category for the 10th Annual Kindle Book Awards for 2021! That was a nice surprise! You can find out the full list of winning novels here They took everything. With courage and a crossbow, can one girl survive standing against genocidal […]



Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes Exhibit Headed to Australia Dec 2021
Posted on: 23rd October 2021

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is a major exhibition from the British Museum. It features iconic objects that have never before toured the Southern Hemisphere. The exhibition explores the theme of competition through sports, politics, drama, music and warfare, illuminated by more than 170 objects from the British Museum’s peerless collection. National Museum director […]



Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Comes to New South Wales!
Posted on: 16th July 2021

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is heading to New South Wales, Australia. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Dolly’s for over decades. Not only is she a gifted / talented songwriter, singer and actress but she is a humanitarian of the highest order. She created The Imagination library to gift books to children to read AND […]



Listen to Episode 1 of Beyond These Gates Radio Play!
Posted on: 28th June 2021

My new radio play series “Beyond These Gates” Episode 1 has been performed by the awesome cast of Sherri’s Playhouse. Beyond These Gates Episode 1 goes back to 1917 and introduces two very well known characters of the Intertwined Souls Series – Dr Stella Nikas-Lambros and Tessa Mitsos (first introduced in the book “Hidden Truths” […]



New Cover for “Enemy At The Gate”
Posted on: 18th June 2021

I’ve designed a new cover for my novel “Enemy at the Gate” – the Zoe Lambros origin story and prequel to “In The Blood of the Greeks”! They took everything. With courage and a crossbow, can one girl survive standing against genocidal maniacs? Greece, 1941. Zoe Lambros has the heart of a lion. Born into […]



Beyond These Gates Episode 1 Cast List!
Posted on: 9th June 2021

My newest radio play is going to air towards the end of the month. It’s called Beyond These Gates – Episode 1 at Sherri’s Playhouse. I’m SUPER excited for you all to hear the amazing, talented cast perform my 4th play with Sherri’s Playhouse. It’s 1917 in Athens, Greece – Love, Discovery and the Impossible. […]



Project Kindness: Kindness That Changed My World
Posted on: 22nd May 2021

I wrote a little piece called “The Kindness that Changed My World” on the “I Heart Lesfic” site. It had a monumental effect on my thinking in 2001 and beyond. In addition to my story about kindness, there is a giveaway of my first novel “In The Blood of the Greeks”. Read my contribution here […]



Radio Play – Beyond These Gates Episode 1 Poster Art and Info
Posted on: 26th March 2021

My new radio play series “Beyond These Gates” will be performed by the awesome cast of Sherri’s Playhouse in April 2021. The casting for the show is underway and it’s going to be epic! Check out the cast list (when it’s available) on the Beyond These Gates page! Beyond These Gates Episode 1 goes back […]



Enemy at the Gate Reduced Price for Greek Independence Day!
Posted on: 26th March 2021

Since today is Greek Independence Day, what better way to show the courage of the people by discounting one of my books “Enemy at the Gate”! You can buy it now on Amazon or from the AUSXIP Publishing store! Zoe Lambros, fearless, headstrong and determined to become a member of the Greek Resistance in war-ravaged […]





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The Subtext Virtual Season picks up from where Season 6 Episode 22: A Friend In Need Part 2 left off - Gabrielle finds a way to get Xena back, whole and alive. Featuring Xena Writer Melissa Good and artwork by Lucia Nobrega.

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11 December 2021

MESSAGE FROM MARYD

G'day everyone! Well that day has finally arrived. AUSXIP has turned 25 years old and to say thanks to the Xenaverse for your support over the last 25 years... I have a mega giveaway!

Before I outline how you can win a gold ticket to the Salute to Xena Convention for November 2022 (Seriously, I'm giving away a gold ticket - great seat too!)

My life changed forever on December 14, 1996 when I sat down to record "Sins of the Past" for my friend Xero and I got hooked. I have a short attention span for TV Shows. I gave the whole thing six months until I lost interest. Somewhere along the line that six months time limit never showed up!

How do you celebrate a site that has been part of my life for the last 25 years and has been supported by the Xenaverse for just as long? How do you say thank you for all the friendships that have been created; for the experiences and the laughter? How?

How do you say thanks for the support in raising $261,169.91 for The Starship Foundation, The House of Bards Theatre Company and other charity raising events?

How do you thank this incredible group of people that make up the Xenaverse who turned out in droves to buy a book dedicated to this incredible fandom? Not just the ebook, or the paperback but the DELUXE Edition of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World - $$ pricey "little" tome. Bloody hell people you floored me with the reaction. ABSOLUTELY FLOORED ME. The Starship Foundation and The House of Bards Theatre Company have been ecstatic with the royalties from that baby!

The words 'thank you' doesn't cover it. For me, actions speak louder than words. Here is my action: Here is a gift from me to all of you... A GOLD TICKET to the Salute to Xena Convention by Creation Entertainment in November!

What seat? How does Row E, Seat 018 sound? Enter your name in the submission form to win! If you can't go, you can enter for your friend to go! Go, enjoy and be merry (and carry Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World book with you so you can get everyone's autographs!).

For those who can't attend (THANKS COVID), how about you enter to win a personalised copy of the Deluxe Edition of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World? Win/Win!

Enter to win: https://ausxip.com

Thank you for 25 years!

BATTLE ON!!!

MaryD


11 December 2021

MESSAGE FROM MARYD

G'day everyone! Well that day has finally arrived. AUSXIP has turned 25 years old and to say thanks to the Xenaverse for your support over the last 25 years... I have a mega giveaway!

Before I outline how you can win a gold ticket to the Salute to Xena Convention for November 2022 (Seriously, I'm giving away a gold ticket - great seat too!)

My life changed forever on December 14, 1996 when I sat down to record "Sins of the Past" for my friend Xero and I got hooked. I have a short attention span for TV Shows. I gave the whole thing six months until I lost interest. Somewhere along the line that six months time limit never showed up!

How do you celebrate a site that has been part of my life for the last 25 years and has been supported by the Xenaverse for just as long? How do you say thank you for all the friendships that have been created; for the experiences and the laughter? How?

How do you say thanks for the support in raising $261,169.91 for The Starship Foundation, The House of Bards Theatre Company and other charity raising events?

How do you thank this incredible group of people that make up the Xenaverse who turned out in droves to buy a book dedicated to this incredible fandom? Not just the ebook, or the paperback but the DELUXE Edition of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World - $$ pricey "little" tome. Bloody hell people you floored me with the reaction. ABSOLUTELY FLOORED ME. The Starship Foundation and The House of Bards Theatre Company have been ecstatic with the royalties from that baby!

The words 'thank you' doesn't cover it. For me, actions speak louder than words. Here is my action: Here is a gift from me to all of you... A GOLD TICKET to the Salute to Xena Convention by Creation Entertainment in November!

What seat? How does Row E, Seat 018 sound? Enter your name in the submission form to win! If you can't go, you can enter for your friend to go! Go, enjoy and be merry (and carry Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World book with you so you can get everyone's autographs!).

For those who can't attend (THANKS COVID), how about you enter to win a personalised copy of the Deluxe Edition of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World? Win/Win!

Enter to win: https://ausxip.com

Thank you for 25 years!

BATTLE ON!!!

MaryD

25 August 2021

Two new Classic Alt stories by Ellixer!

Heaven, Hell, Something In Between by Ellixer
Classic / Alt: After coming back to life, a coming back together.

Returning Queen - Part 1 by Ellixer
Gabrielle has no choice but to stay and be Queen after yet another Amazon battle, but not everyone wants her there.

15 August 2021

It Changes Everything (Classic / Alt) by Ellixer
Set at some point after The Quest. A first time story.

For more stories from Ellixer, visit her page on The Bard's Corner

8 August 2021

The Pieces Left: Pieces Series 1 by Ellixer (Classic / Alt)

A what if story. What would have happened if that one night with Perdicus resulted in a child? Starts off after "Ten Little Warlords." Obviously a lot of things don't happen after that.

7 August 2021

Classic fiction by Ellixerff

4 August 2021

We welcome Elixerff to The Bard's Corner! I'm stoked to say we have two stories from Ellixerff to start off her debut on The Bard's Corner.

Conqueror Fic

Xena and Gabrielle: A Journey Into The Conquerors Realm Vol 1
A what if story. How would things be different had Xena already achieved fame as the conqueror when she saved Gabrielle from those slavers. A Conqueror story.

Post FIN Fic

The Resurrection and The Life: Vol I Resurrection
It's happened many times before, but this time is different. Can the consequences of bringing the one you love back, cost you everything? A post fin story.

You can find Ellixerff's fan fiction on her Bard's Corner subpage here

8 June 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 8 June 2021

Home From The Sea by Melissa Good
My favorite Uber couple return - Dar and Kerry - in this short Halloween story. Dar tells Kerry about the mansion that is near their condo. In true Missy fashion, this story is well written and thoroughly entertaining.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/mgood/dar-and-kerry/homefromthesea.html


How Thin The Veil by Bel-wah
Bel-wah is one of my favorite bards and she once again she delivers this stunning piece of work. We have a look into the mind of a Xena the warlord but with a twist. I won’t ruin the story as it has a real twist at the end which I’m sure many won't expect. Another sterling performance by a bard who writes so beautifully.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/h/howthintheveil.html

29 May 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 29 May 2021

Holding On by Raine
Set just after the events of Motherhood, Xena and Gabrielle both feel like they are losing each other. It•„¢s a beautiful piece that I found very moving. I loved it. Raine crafts this short story quiet well. The proper ending to Motherhood.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic9/HoldingOn.html


Home Fires by Roo
This is a Mel and Janice story and it•„¢s set in Australia. This is a story about being true to who you are and what you feel. It•„¢s a very nicely written story.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/h/home_fires.html

12 May 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 12 May 2021

Healer's Kiss (The) by Cath, Bard
The scenes in Ides of March in the cell stories have always made me tear up. It was one of the most difficult scenes I have witnessed on this show. This story takes place there and it shows how a love for a soulmate can be healing. Beautifully written. Highly recommended.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/h/healers_kiss.html


Hold Me By The Fire by T. Novan
This is a short story about the power of holding each other and what it means to both Xena and Gabrielle. Beautifully written and I expected nothing less from this talented bard. Beautiful.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic9/hold_me_by_the_fire.html

21 April 2021

This is a treat! TN's Subtext Virtual Season Episode - Season 7, Episode 04 It's All In The Mind by T. Novan is now an audio fanfic by the supercast of the Virgin Podcasters!

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IT'S ALL IN THE MIND AUDIO FIC During a morning time spat, Gabrielle expresses a wish, and Aphrodite grants it. Or does she? Â Sometimes there's truth in the saying "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.

Listen Online or Download
http://ausxip.com/tnovan/

21 April 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 20 April 2021

Ghost of a Chance by DJWP
Wow, I absolutely LOVED this short story by one of my favorite bards. Xena and Gabrielle enter a deserted Castle on a stormy night. The only problem is, it's not deserted, and it’s haunted. Gabrielle reaches out to this poor lost soul and Xena uses her own method to flush him out.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfic12/GHOST.html

Hardcore Nutcrackers by Nalysia
What a hoot this is. What if Xena and Gabrielle were really immortals. This short story cracked me up and I loved the pillow fight.
http://www.academyofbards.org/fanfic/n/nalysia_nutcrackers.html

12 April 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 12 April 2021

Gift (The) by Lawlsfan
A hurt/comfort tale that brings back my favorite psycho - Callisto on Solstice Eve. A beautifully written story. Xena gets injured while looking for a gift for Gabrielle and Callisto goes a little mellow when she saves Xena's life as a gift to Gabrielle.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/g/thegift01.html

Gift of Family (The) by Susan A Rice
The story is set one year after FIN. Back to her family home, Gabrielle is alone and reminisces about the family she was born into and the family she had made with Xena. A visitor comes on Solstice eve with surprising results.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic18/gift_of_family.htm

28 March 2021

Nightmares (Alt / Classic) by Reni
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/reni/nightmares.htm

Gabrielle is plagued with nightmares that seem to be sucking the life force out of her. She seems to accept the desolation, because she still has post traumatic stress after the deaths of Solon and Hope. But Xena fears for the health and even the life of her bard.

22 March 2021

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I would like to welcome Reni, a new bard and her first story The Healing Waters and the Forgotten Scrolls.

For a first time bard (and even experienced bards), this is an EXCEPTIONAL short story. I was SO impressed that I gave it a XIPPY Award!

 

Go read! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

16 March 2021

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Added the audio version of "A Once and Future Journey" by Temora. It's a Post Fin Fic Story and it was given a XIPPY Award on 27 June 2001.

Audio produced by Bongo Bear & The Virgin Podcasters.

This story is set after the events of FIN #2 - Xena has died and Gabrielle has sailed off to right wrongs. She is befriended by a young woman who tells her “you can’t leave me here. You’ve got to take me with you. Teach me everything you know. I could be very useful to you...” A beautifully written story of Gabrielle alone but with her soulmate.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic15/a_once_and_future_journey.htm

6 March 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 06 March 2021

Friend In Need - Part 3 by T. Novan
T. Novan finishes what Rob Tapert should have done (but didn't). This is how FIN should have ended. Gabrielle seeks to get Xena back and is willing to pay the ultimate price to do it, will Xena let her? This also features Xena and Gabrielle's descendants.
http://ausxip.com/tnovan/fin3.html

Gabrielle and Xena (Deceased) by Mark Annetts
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Post FIN Fic story. It picks up from the time Gabrielle leaves Japa with Xena's ashes and takes them back home to Amphipolis. Armed with sacred scrolls and rituals to bring Xena back, it somehow doesn't happen the way she wanted and Xena is back on earth as a ghost. Enlisting the help of gods and former enemies is going to be tricky! Well written story.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic18/gabandxena1.html

3 March 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Reviews - 03 March 2021

Finding Peace by Murphy
This is a wonderful story set after the events of Ides of March where Gabrielle is feeling guilty about the men she has killed to save Xena. An old friend soon helps her realize a very important point.
http://www.academyofbards.org/fanfic/m/murphy_findingpeace.html Foolish

Notions by Kamouraskan
Set in the aftermath of Amphipolis Under Siege - Gabrielle gets the attention of the citizens of Amphipolis. A very moving short story and proves once again that although Gabrielle is now a warrior she can also be a bard and a support to her warrior.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/f/foolishnotions.html

26 February 2021

Xena Fanfic - The XIPPY Reviews - 26 February 2021

Divinity by Texbard (Linda Crist)
This is the sequel to Cleopatra 4AD. Xena and Gabrielle set sail for Lesbos where they spend time in relaxing and showing each other how much they love each other. It's written from Xena's point of view and I really enjoyed it.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic12/divinity.html


Echoes of the Battling Bard by Iseqween
This story takes place between the episodes When Fates Collide and Many Happy Returns. You have to read it very carefully because sometimes things are not as they seem. I enjoyed this a great deal.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic14/echoes_of_the_battling_bard.htm

21 February 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Archives - 21 February 2021

Denouement by Bel-wah
A story set just after the events of When Fates Collide - we read the thoughts of both Xena and Gabrielle. Beautifully written.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic14/denouement.html

Did You Know? by DS Bauden
It’s been a long time since I read a first time story between Xena and Gabrielle and this one was entertaining, Xena is “stressed” and needs some relief. She goes to the nearest inn and finds a mysterious stranger who turns out to be Xena’s greatest desire. Very well done.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic14/didyouknow.html

11 February 2021

Xena Fanfic - From The XIPPY Archives - 11 Feb 2021

Crossing the Fire by Linda Crist
Gabrielle ponders what went wrong in her relationship with Xena as she watches her warrior play with baby Eve. Xena also wonders what happened and with a little help from the Goddess of Love, a mystery is solved. Xena and Gabrielle finally have that talk about what went wrong in their relationship. This is a beautifully written story. This easily goes into my favorite story folder.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic12/crossingthefire.html

Did You Know? by DS Bauden
It's been a long time since I read a first time story between Xena and Gabrielle and this one was entertaining, Xena is "stressed" and needs some relief. She goes to the nearest inn and finds a mysterious stranger who turns out to be Xena's greatest desire. Very well done.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic14/didyouknow.html

1 February 2021

Xena Fanfic - From XIPPY Archives 01 Feb 2021

Darkness Falls by Melissa Good
The rift in the series between Xena and Gabrielle was traumatic enough and I was dreading reading fanfic about it. Still, Missy came through with my favorite post-rift story that I have read so many times. She dealt with the issues that Xena and Gabrielle endured and crafted it into one of my all-time favorites. Darkness Falls is about that journey back from Tartarus that Xena and Gabrielle took -- a look into a relationship that withstood the angst and the bitterness. An exceptional story.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/d/dark1.html

Deborah by L. Fox
I love this time period and I love the subject matter. Xena and Gabrielle meet Deborah - a prophetess in the land of Israel. She was a woman of courage. Xena and Gabrielle get shipwrecked and the story unfolds from there when Xena's help is required. A beautifully written story by one of my favorite authors.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic5/Deborah.html

17 January 2021

Dark Comes The Morning by Melissa Good
This is truly an epic tale and I mean EPIC. 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. All the characters that many Missy Good fans have come to enjoy reading about are back in this novel and get set for one final bloody battle for the greater good! An excellent story. Well worth the time and effort.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/d/morning1.html


Deal of a Lifetime (The) by T. Novan
This is number ten in the Legends Legacy series by TN. Xena makes a deal with Ares to save the life of her granddaughter. Xena at her best - dealing with Ares.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/ll/legends10.html

12 January 2021

Crossing the Fire by Linda Crist
Gabrielle ponders what went wrong in her relationship with Xena as she watches her warrior play with baby Eve. Xena also wonders what happened and with a little help from the Goddess of Love, a mystery is solved. Xena and Gabrielle finally have that talk about what went wrong in their relationship. This is a beautifully written story. This easily goes into my favorite story folder.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic12/crossingthefire.html

Denouement by Bel-wah
A story set just after the events of When Fates Collide - we read the thoughts of both Xena and Gabrielle. Beautifully written.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic14/denouement.htmlÂ

11 January 2021

The Conqueror's Stone by DJWP
I wasn't a big Conqueror story kind of gal and very few conqueror stories really interested me but when DJWP wrote this absolutely fantastic piece, I was overjoyed. It's a brilliant piece It's a Xena and Conqueror story rolled into one. That is OUR present Xena and the Conqueror. Very interesting.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfic14/stone1.htm

Creative License by Ella Quince
A bard's stories about a mighty warrior princess is spread throughout the land but there is a slight problem - the warlord Xena isn't at all like the stories! A fascinating look at what it might have been if a bard had made up stories about a hero that would change the world with her courage.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/o/oldpromise.html

6 January 2021

The Virgin Podcasters are back with another fantastic production and this time it's Temora's GabriSybil!

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Can Xena survive a Bard on the Rampage? Is leather really a summer fabric? And how many personalities can one small Amazon have in the space of a single morning?"

Click here to listen or download mp3

28 December 2020

It's an LJ Maas Conquerer special

The Conqueror Series - Tale One - Journey's End by LJ Maas
I'm not big on the Ruler of the Known World but LJ converted me. This is unbelievably good. Xena is Lord, Conqueror of Greece, but she is almost forty-five years old when she meets the slave, Gabrielle. The little slave girl turns the hardened warrior's life upside down. EXCELLENT storytelling .
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/conqueror/journeys_end1.htmlThe

Conqueror Series - Tale Two - The Petal of the Rose by LJ Maas
The much-anticipated sequel to Journey's End. I love this conqueror and her soon to be Queen. The arrival of Solan, Xena's son, brings new problems for the Lord Conqueror and the now free slave. This is one of the best stories set in the Conqueror genre that I've read. Don't miss this one.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/conqueror/rose1.html

8 December 2020


Blood Bond by D
This is an incredible epic love story - set after the events of FIN. It's the story of a quest, of longing, of a desire to find Xena and Xena's quest to find Gabrielle. A magnificent story, well written that will keep you riveted to your seat (or in my case with my airline seatbelt fastened securely and the chair in the reclining position). We follow Gabrielle's journey as well as Xena's as they try and reunite. D has interwoven history throughout this story, which for me as a history nut was incredible. Sit back and enjoy; this is a looooong story but worth it!
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/bard-d/blood-bond1.htm

7 December 2020

Blind Faith Restored by Zzelami
Way back in the second season there was an episode called Blind Faith - Xena is blinded in a fight and Gabrielle is taken to be the queen of a dead king. It was a fantastic episode reminiscent of many fanfic stories. The ending I thought needed something and Zzelami produced what I thought was the perfect ending to this episode. It's funny but yet very tender and the love that Xena and Gabrielle share shone through.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/b/blindfaith.html


Blind Faith Revisited by Mikki Hibbens
This story is set after one of my favorite episodes, Blind Faith. Mikki does an excellent job in showing the love Xena and Gabrielle share. An excellent read and a follow up to a beautiful episode.
http://www.academyofbards.org/fanfic/m/mikki_blindfaith.html

3 December 2020

Beyond Sex by Della Street
Well, this little story will lift your spirits! Our gals are beyond sex or so Mr. Tapert and Co tell us. So Gabrielle tells Xena that their relationship goes beyond sex and they don't need it. Well Xena has other ideas!
http://www.altfic.com/subtextfic/Xena/della/beyondsex.htm


Blessing in Disguise by Lady Catherine
A first-time story that starts off with Xena reverting back to her warlord persona to protect Gabrielle from a warlord from her past. A little on the brutal side for Gabrielle as she endures some rough treatment but realizes that Xena is only trying to protect her. Very nicely written.
http://www.academyofbards.org/amazontrails/xena/blessing.htm