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Vivian Darkbloom

Last Updated:  3/31/2012

The Book of the Body

A belated Valentine's Day story.

Coup De Grace

The fabulously ill-tempered archaeologist Janice Covington and Southern-Belle-in-Exile Melinda Pappas gradually discover the real truth at the heart of the Xena Scrolls, in a story that darkly plays with time and memory, loss and desire, and the nature of what is real and what is not. While the story references characters and incidents in earlier stories ("Venezia" and "The Secret Histories") it is possible to read this as a stand-alone piece, particularly if one is drinking heavily.

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Delirium Tremens   [Academy Halloween 2002]   ebook version available

Whitney Morris has demons in her head, a flagging career, a shady past, a relentlessly chipper manager, a pesky ex-husband, and enough vodka in her blood stream to make her a Russian national heroine something to which she aspires, she so loves to wear those furry hats). The last thing she needs is a trip to a spooky old house in the country and encounters with a mysterious housekeeper and a blonde with bodacious ta-tas. So guess what happens.

The Fangs Of Academe   [Academy Halloween 2003]

Janice is enlisted into vampire hunting duty by an eccentric young man who also mistakenly believes Mel is a vampire.

Her Majesty's A Pretty Nice Girl   [Academy April Fools]   ebook version available

Humorous story: Claire is crazy. Ruth is crazier. Can their love surpass the challenges posed by obtuse law officials, commitment phobia, enraged parents, flat champagne, and the ultimate April Fool's joke?

Ignatz and Isolde   [Academy Valentines 2011]


An AU story, based loosely on 'When Fates Collide'.

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11  Part 12  Part 13  Part 14 

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Leica   [Academy Valentine 2008]

Kate And Danny Series   ebook version available

A Narcoleptic's Guide To Romance

A not-happy story that briefly chronicles the endgame of the not-happy relationship of Kate, a religious narcoleptic, and Danny, a cute boozehound with a trust fund. Told largely from Danny's POV.

A Lexicon For The Sunday Morning Sleeper

The sequel to Narcoleptic. Kate chooses an unusual form in which to categorize her thoughts on a variety of topics, including the events of 9/11. The only problem is that every letter of the alphabet leads back to Danny.

Partita   [Academy Valentines 2004]