Monday, September 11, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This week we are bringing you some of our very favorites, current and past. Some of these fics have made us drop every single thing, just to keep up to date with what’s going on with our favorite characters and stories. We are very fortunate to have such talented writers in the fanfiction community that want to share their imaginations with us. And for free! Please take a moment and leave those writers some encouragement and love, in the form of a review. Let them know where you saw their stories recommended, and tell them how much we appreciate what they do, selflessly. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

Burning Saints by LayAtHomeMom
As this saint burns, so will burn my soul should I betray the oath of Omertà. I enter alive and will have to leave dead. Rated M

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool
"I feel her before I see her, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in attention. When I shut my locker, she's parting the crowd like the red sea. Bella Swan is looking right at me, a smirk poised on her dark lips and something fierce in her dark eyes. There's something about her, something otherworldly. A storm is coming and I feel like i'm about to be caught in it." Rated M

Game, Set, Match by MandyLeigh87
Bella is hired as a photographer to do a photo feature on the cocky,  playboy tennis pro Edward Cullen. Bella is determined to resist his  charms, but Edward can't seem to leave her alone. Does love really mean  nothing in tennis? Rated M
I Dare You by Crazy Momma Jay
Bella just moved to Forks 3 weeks ago. After an invite to hang with the  popular girls and one dare later Bella's life will change forever.  Tattoos, piercings, criminals and death, all of it just might push this  good girl to be bad and with Edward Masen around it just might be fun. Rated M

Key West The Honeymoon by pattyrose
DeepDiver-ward and his Beautiful Bella have tied the knot and are now embarking on a long, catamaran honeymoon around the Caribbean. Sailing along the open waters without another soul in sight, Edward guarantees Bella a honeymoon she won't soon forget. Rated M

Pocket Change by aWhiteBlankPage
I know of three kinds of change: the kind that jangles around in your  pocket, the kind that happens slowly, every moment of every day, and the  kind that blows you away in an instant. Rated M

Scorched by cosmogirl7481
"She was unafraid and shameless. She expected to feel everything. And she did." A story about summer, of love and loss, and everything that burns in between. Rated M

Six by Sarge’s Girls
Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned  by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it's been  proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that  power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay  hidden, blending in with the average world around us...when we are  anything but average.  Rated M

Snapshots by LyricalKris
When his older brother walked out on his girlfriend, Bella, on the worst  night of her life, Edward was there to pick up the pieces. Jasper  breezed back into town after being missing for three years to find his  family had reformed around the hole he left behind. Rated M

Stepping from Shadows by Momatu
On an ordinary Friday in an ordinary town an ordinary boy meets an extraordinary girl. Rated M

Ten Minutes by Twiversed
"Can you answer me one question?" he asks desperately, his fingers  running through his hair again. "Did you ever love me?" The air that  leaves my lungs surprises even me, and I almost want to laugh. "Of  course I did," I answer. "That was the problem. I loved you too much to  realize what you were doing to me." How many times can one disappoint  before it's too many? Rated M

The bitter, the sweet by Rochelle Allison
Bella's 24. She's got a career she loves, close family & friends,  and a little girl she loves more than anything. She doesn't need  anything more, but sometimes she sure wants it, and when Edward shows up  he'll either upset the balance or make everything sweeter.  Rated M

The Drop by lola-pops
That was the summer everyone stopped looking at me as Ben's little  sister.Bonfires and beer. Sand and sun. We just kept climbing higher.None of us were ready for the drop.
Rated M

The Give Away Girl by MrsSpaceCowboy
Honor student Bella Swan has mastered the arts...of manipulating her  divorced parents, rolling the perfect joint, and faking an orgasm. Who  wouldn't want to keep a girl like her? An unconventional coming of age  tale for Gen Xer Bella. Rated M

Under These Lights by jaxington
Small town Texas. High school football. Two best friends, one girl. A tragedy that changes everything. Rated M

Monday, August 28, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are hoping this rec list eases you gently into Monday. We have so many excellent fics to bring you this week, we are over the moon! We’ve featured new fics that have caught our rapt attention and there are some old favorites on here, that we love to re-read and feel the nostalgic memories of when these characters fell hard and fast. We hope that you enjoy these stories as much we are and  as always, please leave the writers that entertain us for free, some great big love in the form of a review. Let them know where you saw their story featured.

♥ Nic & Six

After Jane Died by beegurl13
Bella had the perfect life – amazing husband, wonderful children, great family...until one night it came crashing to an end. Struggling to care for her children and put her life back together, she wonders if she'll ever be happy again. But the hardest part just might be the confusing things she feels for Edward...her brother-in-law. Rated M

Exonerated: A Perdition Outtake Story by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Follow Emmett's story from arrest to exoneration and beyond. An outtake of Perdition. Rated M

Flight 2804 by movieandbookgirl
Edward is a US Air Marshal working to protect our country from air  attacks. Bella is a flight attendant on one of the flights he's  monitoring. What happens when he can't get her off of his mind? Can he  protect her and an entire flight from imminent danger? Rated M

I Dare You by Araeo
He's the guy she's always wanted. She's the girl he shouldn't want.Bro code says you don't go for your friends' ex-girlfriends.It also says  you don't go for their sisters.What happens when you breach the bro code? Rated M

I Love You, I Know by LyricalKris
Bella's boyfriend of nine years dumped her at the Happiest Place on  Earth wearing one half of a couple's themed t-shirt. Somehow, on one of  the worst days of her life, she wound up sitting next to a man wearing  the other half of her shirt, also wandering Disneyland alone and  partnerless. It was a sign. Of what, neither of them knew. Rated M

Ineffable by cynosure23
Love is one of those things that is too great and too meaningful to be expressed in words, but we still try. Rated M

Key West by Pattyrose
Bella is 5 minutes away from what's to be her happiest day - when a phone call changes it all. Frustrated and pissed-off, she embarks on a 10 day vacay to Key West, hoping for some space in which to clear her head, but when she meets the cocky, flirty and sexy-as-sin diving instructor, her plans take a much steamier turn. Rated M

Lucky Girl by DaerenDydear
Dire circumstances have forced Bella into a world of illegal alcohol smuggling and dangerous men. Luckily for her, that's the least of her problems. Rated M

MVP by AKABrattyVamp
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra. Rated M

New Year, New Me by Rhian0000
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the  relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too  long to make." - Lewis Carroll. Bella feels the need for a fresh start  as a new year dawns. It's time to step out of her comfort zone and live  life to the full. But life is never simple, and there will be hurdles in  her way.  Rated M

Rent-A-Vampire by Moosals
In a world where it has become the norm to date a supernatural being, no  self-respecting woman would turn up at a party without one, would she? Rated M

supernormal by cupcakeriot
She is different. She is magic. And her life is unbelievably beyond normal - it's supernormal. Rated M

The American Princess by BitterHarpy
With great power comes great responsibility. Something Prince Edward  knows all too well. When his first choice for a bride is denied, he  knows he needs to act fast to change the King's mind. Enter American bad  ass actress extraordinaire, Bella Swan, the least suitable person for  the role. But what happens when she turns the family dynamic and  Edward's plan on its royal head? Rated M

Unplugged by The Write Sisters
Masen, rock star, had it all—until he didn't. Now, he's trying to  rebuild his life, retrace his steps and, hopefully, do it all again,  only right this time. Bella Swan had her heart broken, her confidence  dashed, and her trust in love destroyed by Edward Cullen. It's taken her  years to get over his betrayal, and now, having finally gotten her life  together, he's back. Rated M

You’re My Best Friend by assilem33
"He looks me up and down kind of slowly, and I can feel my face flush,  but I ignore the feeling because Edward is my best friend, and he's  married. He's not supposed to look at me like that. I'm not supposed to  like it." Rated M

Monday, August 14, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Let’s jump start your Monday with some Lemonade! We have some delicious choices for your reading pleasure this week. Get comfortable and dig in. Be sure to let the author know where you saw their story featured and leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

A Servant Wife by shouldbecleaning 
It certainly wasn't in his plans when he woke that morning but somehow,  someway, Edward Masen left his farm one late spring morning to stock up  on supplies with his children and came home with a new wife. Not a real  wife, like the I'll love you to the ends of time kind of wife, but a  servant who was also his wife on paper, kind of half of each.  Rated M

Bellaria by pattyrose
It is said that in the high middle ages, and in the midst of an unspeakable betrayal, a young knight made a timeless vow to his beloved wife, Bellaria: "Wait for me. I will find you…as always…for always." Rated M

Deviant by Planetblue
He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly. Rated M

Gravity Series 2: Sin & Innocence by drotuno
The sequel to Blood & Glory: Gravity's business is booming, but what happens when a ghost from the past shows up, taking the only thing that matters? Can the team work together to fix it, or will they rip apart at the seams? Rated M

How Did We Get Here? by MusicNerd20  
College freshman, Bella Swan, meets young soccer player, Edward Cullen,  on a week long Caribbean cruise. Sparks fly, but once the week is over,  reality hits. Though Edward goes on to become one of soccer's biggest  superstars, he still feels a void in his life. What happens when a  transfer to the MLS leads him to the discovery of a lifetime? Rated M 

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable 
College Junior, Edward Masen's life has taken hit after hit, and he's just trying to get by as best he can. When the girl he's convinced is 'the one' stumbles into his life; he's not prepared for her or the utter disarray she brings into his life. Rated M

Red Ranger by 2brown-eyes
When Bella left years ago, she never had a chance to say good-bye to her friends. When she returns, she's shocked to see that the 'group' was no longer intact. Will she be the one to get them back together, or will something else prevent it from happening. Rated M

Resident Geek by cdunbar
Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular,  beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who  thinks geeks make for better lovers?  Rated M

Right Where I Want to Be by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Bella is an exotic dancer, and she loves her job. Edward is a  millionaire with a savior complex who needs to rescue Bella. She doesn't  want to be rescued, but she does want Edward for the things he does to  her body. When she discovers his issues run deeper than she ever  thought, can she accept him for what he can offer, or will she walk  away? Drabble Rated M

Something Beautiful Remains by Bethesda Gray
"When your child has died, your last task as their mother is to grieve them." Bella returns to Forks with empty arms and an aching heart. In her past is a lost child, a broken marriage, and a beloved parent gone. In her future is Edward Cullen and his strange family. What do they want from her? Can a heart thrice broken bear the risk of making a new start? Vampire AU. Rated M

The Last One by EricasTwilight 
It's the hottest book of the season, every kid wants it. When two people  who often clash at work go head-to-head for the last one on the shelf,  who will come up the winner?  Rated M

The Practicum by TheFicChick
 "We're going to be teaching high schoolers how not to get each other  knocked up or infected with gonorrhea. It's hardly a romantic evening  for two." Rated M

The Singer and The Sorrow by MG2112
Neither can survive without the other. They have to be together or they  will both perish.  Bella Swan is a graduate student drawn into a world  of dreams. Edward Cullen is a beautiful, immortal vampire. High in the  hills of the Tuscany region of Italy is a town called Volterra that  inexplicably links these two disparate lives.  Rated M

The Wedding Party by spanglemaker9
The perfect person appears at the worst possible moment, and one unforgettable encounter changes everything. Rated M

Where The Heart Is by BitterHarpy
"I am used to bad days as they make up most of the 365 days that we are allotted per year. This is my life, a series rainy days. And for me, when it rains it pours." But what happens when that bad luck suddenly changes at the hands of a man who rarely feels any emotion other than anger? And will it be soon enough to save the most precious person in Bella's life? Rated M

Monday, July 31, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We recently had a discussion about some of our fandom’s greatest love stories and came up with quite a list. The talent we have in this fandom, never fails to impress us, at TLS. We will be sharing some of those wonderful love story recs with you over the next couple weeks. We hope they will make your heart beat a little faster and stars cross your eyes, like they did ours. So many memories! Enjoy this list and leave the writer some love, letting them know where you saw their fic recommended.

♥ Nic & Six

An Undefined Affair by jayhawkbb
Bella, recovering from a broken heart, meets Edward, who isolates  himself emotionally. Their attraction is immediate, but can they be  friends and lovers - without the love? Rated M

Back to Life by alliz
After a broken engagement, Bella finds herself back in her hometown  working for her sister and brother-in-law. Her past and present come  full circle when she realizes her high school boyfriend, Edward, will be  working with her. Their ending was explosive, causing Bella to keep a  secret from him all these years. Is it better to know you're alive by  living, or to keep yourself closed. Rated M

Begin Again by pattyrose
You can't always start over. Life gets real, and memories of first love,  no matter how passionate it may have been, get relegated to weekly,  monthly, yearly, and then…occasionally. Until it's time to begin again. Rated M

Designated Hitter by esmegrace
Orthopedic surgeon Bella Swan encounters the last person she ever  expected to see again on Valentine's Day no less. Can she remain  professional with Major League pitcher Edward Masen given their pasts? Rated M

Devotion by counselor
Edward moves into a multi-family flat. He sees Bella the first day. Rated M

Do The Right Thing by LyricalKris
When a bust goes wrong, FBI Agent Edward Cullen is faced with a terrible  choice. No one knows of his secret affair with comatose victim Bella  Swan, nor that the child she carries is his. How can he do the right  thing when he doesn't know what that is? Rated M

Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy
Sometimes, everything you're looking for ends up being right where you  left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur  Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place  Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges  Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and  complete! Rated M

Even In Death by Drotuno
A month after losing his wife, Edward Masen was taking it one day at a time, trying to simply survive the torrent of grief. Surrounded by memories of their life together and messages she left, he was already questioning his sanity when his phone lit up in the middle of the night... with her picture and number. Rated M

Fill Me With Your Poison by Nolebucgrl
Bella Swan's intrigued by vampires. Edward Cullen's bored and alone. What happens when they meet?  Rated M

Honest Liar by aWhiteBlankPage
Bella once told me that there was nothing braver than a flower growing  through a crack in the sidewalk. I laughed because she was always giving  feelings to things that don't feel. If she was standing next to me, I'd  tuck the dandelion behind her ear. Or she'd blow on it and make a wish.  A hundred wishes. Or maybe just one. Rated M

If This, Then by Bled Dry
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Island Nights by compass54
I would always remember him as a dangerously beautiful  twenty-two-year-old, a sensual and affectionate lover who could put a  gun to a man's head and pull the trigger. Why I couldn't forget him was  no mystery. I was still in love with him. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24
England 1991. Indie rock and bombs, fire and riots. We partied and ran wild, trying to find ourselves amongst the ashes. I found a lot more than that. Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305
A simple experiment turns into a passion-filled night for both, nerdy Bella and motocross racer, Edward. It's a night that neither forgets. Burdened with darkness of their own, can they be more than only half truths? Forgetting it as a lustful desire or fighting for what really matters - what will win at the end? **Award winning Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest entry.**Rated M

Skin Deep by Shadow Masen
Some secrets will damage your reputation. Others will ruin your social life. But then there are secrets that will change the way the world looks at you, now and forever. What would Edward be willing to do to keep such a secret? And who will pay the price? Rated M