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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 […]



March 25 Greek Independence Day!
Posted on: 25th March 2021

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Greeks rising up to overthrow the rule of the Ottomon Empire in Greece in 1821 (The Greeks eventually won that brutal war in 1830). It’s also Greek Independence Day!  In honour of this day, the world’s landmarks were bedecked out in blue and white – (the national colours of […]



Enemy at the Gate Audio Book Released!
Posted on: 2nd March 2021

I’ve been sitting on this news for a while and waiting for Amazon / Audible to release it. I’m SUPER stoked to announce the audio book of Enemy at the Gate. Arielle Strauss Brueland has done such a MAGNIFICENT job. She becomes Zoe Lambros. Zoe is a hard person to get right; Arielle embodies the […]



Upcoming Radio Play – Beyond These Gates Episode 1
Posted on: 16th February 2021

I’m stoked to announce that my new radio play series “Beyond These Gates” will be performed by the awesome cast of Sherri’s Playhouse in late February. Beyond These Gates 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 […]



Promise is a Promise Released!
Posted on: 25th December 2020

Genre:  Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy Promises Are Never Forgotten… Promises are never forgotten and always fulfilled – sand, sun, love and madcap Zoe Lambros on a mission to fulfill a promise she made to her wife Eva in the Egyptian refugee camp in 1946. A feel good romantic comedy – it’s all about the love […]



First Review of Promise is a Promise
Posted on: 25th December 2020

First review of Promise is a Promise from reviewer Susan Sewell at Readers’ Favorite. The book will be released on December 25! You can order it from the AUSXIP Store or Amazon Promise is a Promise (Intertwined Souls Series) by Mary D. Brooks is an enchanting LGBTQ novel in a fascinating series. It is a […]



Audio Book Sampler: Enemy At The Gate
Posted on: 21st December 2020

AUDIOBOOK SAMPLER ENEMY AT THE GATE by Mary D. Brooks – AUDIOBOOK SAMPLER (C) 2020 Mary D. Brooks / AUSXIP Publishing Chapters 1 to 6 Complete Audiobook to be available early 2020 Performed by: Arielle Strauss Brueland Audio Engineering by: XV Podcasters



Upcoming Release: Promise is a Promise
Posted on: 21st December 2020

I’m stoked to announce the upcoming release of my new novel “Promise is a Promise”! Pre-order now for December 25, 2020 Release Promises Are Never Forgotten – Sand, Sun, Love and Madcap Zoe On A Mission To Fulfill A Promise Made In The Egyptian Desert Featuring the Illustrations of Lucia Nobrega It’s 1949 in Sydney, […]



80th Anniversary of OXI Day 28 October 1940
Posted on: 28th October 2020

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of OXI (OXI means NO – the X is a H in Greek). OXI day commemorates the day when the Greek General Metaxas (leader of Greece) told Mussolini what he could do with himself after he demanded that the Greek surrender without a shot being fired. Bloody idiot. The Italians […]





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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.

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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?"

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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

1 December 2020

Bargain Hunting by Della Street
This is one of the funniest stories I have read. Xena goes to see a slave owner about a slave...a blond, green-eyed slave that is rather excitable! I won't say anymore because it's got to be read to be appreciated. A lighter side to Xena: Warrior Princess.
http://www.altfic.com/subtextfic/Xena/della/bargainhunting.htmÂ

Between a Breath and a Heartbeat by Bel-wah
This is set between the time Xena after she hits Gabrielle with the chakram and before she convinces Aphrodite to take her to Mount Olympus to confront the gods. A moment in time where Xena realizes that till the end, she is a warrior and will fight to the end for those she loves.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic9/betweenabreath.html

16 November 2020

Because You Loved Me by Katelin B
This is a sorrowful tale of the aging Amazon Queen saying farewell to her consort. Xena's final words via a scroll got to me. It's beautifully written. Set to the lyrics of the Celine Dion song "Because You Loved Me." Have a box of Kleenex handy.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfic2/because.htm


Back Trouble by Della Street
I love Della Street's work and this little tale is just too cute for words. Poor Xena has hurt her back. Just when she and Gabrielle were finding out what everyone out there in subtext land already knew! She is under orders to stay put in bed by the Amazon healer. Doing this is a tough job - a cute story.
http://www.altfic.com/subtextfic/Xena/della/backtrouble.htm

8 November 2020

A Once And Future Journey by Temora
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 hereâ€. 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

Attention Shoppers by Lawlsfan
I really enjoyed this tale - A Warrior Princess, her warrior bard and shopping… mix them up for some fun and 3 dinars for a hog! There's also a spare Centaur running around here.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/a/attentionshoppers.html

A Queen's Sacrifice by BL Miller
This story is not for everyone - it's a tale about violence and how two people who love each deal with it. BL Miller has written a very well thought out and thought-provoking story that will tug at the heartstrings and have you teary. It's a story of love and sacrifice. An excellent story .
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/aqueen1.html

7 November 2020

Appetite by Vivian Darkbloom
Appetite is a post fin fic story in a cell - two people held together on different paths and different hopes. Great story and made me sad a little.
http://www.ausxip.com/fanfic21/appetite.htm

After Thoughts by BJ O'Donnell
This short story is from Gabrielle's POV. It's set after a battle and the love she has for a certain black-haired warrior princess. Beautiful.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/a/afterthoughts.html

A Nitwit Guide For Alt Fanfic Collaborators by Silk & TZ
Ever wonder what goes on when two bards collaborate on a story? This is a hilarious "fly on the wall" story as we follow the bardly path.
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/a/anitwit.html

28 October 2020

Nor the Battle to the Strong: Part 1 -Â All Through the Night by Rebekah
I've wanted to give this story a XIPPY since I started them. I am so thrilled to see this absolute CLASSIC of a Xena story. This story was one of the first I had read on-line, and I fell in love with Xena fanfic. It's a hurt/comfort tale that is superb and well written!
https://www.ausxip.com/fanfiction/t/thruthenight.htm


Yeah, With a Really Big Sword by Temora
This is a wonderfully written story between the episodes God Fearing Child and Eternal Bonds. Xena, Eve and Gabrielle go to Potidaea to visit with her folks, but there is big trouble brewing. Very good characterization of Gabrielle and Xena. Excellent writing by this new bard.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic10/yeahreallybigsword.html


Afterglow by T. Novan
What can you say about this...don't read this at work. Xena and Gabrielle in their bedrolls. A little steamy.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic11/afterglow.html

24 October 2020

Healers Choice by Maggie
This story is a total riot. I couldn't stop grinning after finishing it. One of the gals is afflicted with a sore tooth - I won't spoil it as to who it is - but it's a real joy to watch Maggie weave this tale. Excellent read. http://ausxip.com/fanfic/healers.html


The Huns by Eimajj
The Huns are on the move across Greece, and soon they will reach the Amazon lands. Xena and Gabrielle set out to stop them. Xena infiltrates the Huns and becomes the leading general. The Amazons meanwhile think that the power has gone to Xena's head, and they set out to kill her when they start the battle.
http://xenafan.com/fiction/content2/thehuns.html


A Mother's Plea by Eimajj
This story is a sequel to The Contest. Xena and Gabrielle are back in Amphipolis with Xena's mother. This is a beautifully written hurt/comfort tale where the bard tries to get her warrior back on her feet. http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/a/amother.html

7 October 2020

Case of the Missing Snowman (The) by Claire Withercross
This is a story about friendship and about giving. Little Xena and Little Gabrielle share their friendship in this beautiful story about a snowman.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic12/case_of_the_missing_snowmen.htm


Harder Please by Silk
This is funny. It's a short piece that is just too good and saying any more will ruin it. Let's just say - go and read it!
http://ausxip.com/fanfiction/h/harderplease.html

2 October 2020

A Prayer for You by Lariel
This is a very touching short story and it tugs at your heartstrings of love lost Very moving and you will need a tissue or two. Very well written.

Bardic Theories by Karen Dunn
This is a total riot - I loved it! Gabrielle has a theory and when you mix Gabrielle’s theories, and the Goddess of Chaos...you get one very ticked off and whipped Warrior Princess. Great writing.

9 September 2020

Audio Fanfic: Kiss Me Deadly by Angharad Governal - performed by Virgin Podcasters

Kiss Me Deadly

What happened after Melinda and Janice returned home with the Xena scrolls? Angharad's film noir romp explores this question in spades. Set in post-WWII Los Angeles, our gals turn the City of Angels upside down to ensure the legacy of their illustrious ancestors. Hang on to your stylishly coiffed hats, sweet hearts!

8 September 2020

The Virgin Podcasters present the audio fanfic story of The Marriage of Xena and Gabrielle by DJWP