Monday, July 15, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday! Lemonade anyone? We have a wide variety of fic recs for you this week; from completed fics, to fics just starting out and grabbing our attention. Don't forget to leave the authors some love, letting them know where you saw their story recommended! Happy Reading!

♥ Six Dlbfive

Accidentally in Love by Missus T
A personal ad for a fake fiancée leads to something they never expected. Two lonely souls discover that faking it might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Rated M

Arms by Virginia May
After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, sharpshooter & former Olympian Bella Swan is forced to live under a new identity as a high school student in tiny Forks, WA. Will unexpected feelings for the wrong man be her undoing or her salvation? AH Rated M

Broken by Pattyrose
Be careful what you do to the woman a good man loves, no matter who the hell you are. Because he'll protect her with his life. E&B. Rated M

Brotherly Devotion by Goldentemptress
When you play with fire you're gonna get burned. Bella's marriage has gone stale, and she soon finds herself tied up in a web of deceit involving her young brother-in-law Edward. Adultery is never as easy as it seems...BPOV, Rated M Twilight - Rated: M

Dear Maggie by Jenny0719
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it. Rated M

Dominion of My Heart by Sunshine1220
Commanded by his King to seize her kingdom, he chooses to set his eyes on a different prize…dominion of her heart. What he offers her instead is a chance to choose her own fate. Kings and their kingdoms will fall. Blood will be spilled. When it seems all is lost, can they hold on to everything they’ve gained? Rated M

Forever Grey by Soft Ragoo
Edward Cullen lives a fantasy life, changing as his family moves along, yet never entirely changing. He's seeking something new and exciting; something worth living for. He finds what he least expected, and it changes him forever. Mature readers please! Rated M

Inauguration Day by Compass54
On January 20th, the Commander in Chief swears an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The day has a specific schedule, a historic order of events that end with a new president in the White House. This time, the name is Cullen. Rated M

Perfect Match by shouldbecleaning
For him, she's a perfect match. Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Rated M

The Whispering Woods by ericastwilight
Summary: They say the Crescent Hill Woods whisper to some and scream at others. Even in your dreams. Welcome to Forks, Washington, home of the Spartans. Stay Out of the Whispering Woods. Rated M

The Game by cynosure23
"Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life." When Edward and Bella meet, they both fall hard. But nothing is easy, and together, they must learn how to make the most of this opportunity. Rated M

Trust No one by LyricalKris
As a woman alone in a world gone wild, Bella couldn't trust anyone. It had been two years since a deadly virus was released in all of the world's major cities. The population is decimated. Modern society is a thing of the past. The things we do to survive. Rated M

Monday, July 1, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've got a great list of fresh recs for you this Monday morning! It's a perfect mix of old favorites and brand new ones just getting started. We hope you can enjoy some reading time this holiday week. Remember to leave the writers some love in the form of a review. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six 

A Family Affair by kitchmill
An older woman has always been the object of Edward's desire. But age is not the only obstacle in their way. Bella is not only married, her sister is Edward's stepmother. When she needs a shoulder to lean on, will Edward be able to stay away? Rated M

A Stable Ever After by Iadorepugs
Edward & Bella are engaged, but that's just the start. Bella has a talent for dressage that Edward wants to develop. Lives combined & love declared, how will they handle what life throws at them? Rated M 

Beneath the Branches by LayAtHomeMom
"The town of Forks is typically synonymous with boredom, not serial killers." Rated M

By Way of Sorrow by Jaxington
Bella Cullen has spent the last ninety-five years giving everything to protect her family and mourning the loss of her long dead human husband. A trip to Alaska to meet Tanya's latest romantic interest changes everything. The vampire she meets there has his face, his hair, and his body, but not his memories. It's a strange new world. Rated: Fiction M

CHA-OS by Redtini
Bella Swan fell in love, got married, and was living her American dream. Until she met her soulmate. MA Edward, Bella, Jacob, Tanya. Romance, angst, and lemons. Rated M

Made For You by shaunna100
Bella Swan was enjoying her life working at her dad's bar, until rock-star Edward Masen swooped in and flipped her world upside down. He was handsome, charming, and harboring so much guilt over the death of his brother that his music was suffering. Could Bella be the muse he was looking for? Or will the life of a rock-star be too much for her to handle?
Rated M

Milkshake Girl by Gigileexo
She is secret strawberry milkshakes and sugar-sweet smiles. He is sin and corruption and thirteen years too old. Rated M

The Road Trip by Honeymoon Edward
Bella is desperate to see her celebrity crush in person even if it means spending an entire week with her annoying co-worker, Edward Cullen. BxE, HEA. Rated M

Torn by Dooba
Bella Swan has survived a living hell, twice. She no longer speaks. Nobody ever listened. The Cullen family take her into their care. Bella fights to leave her past behind, but will she be able to let love in? AH M-rated for violence, content, language. Rated M

Venice Beach Stories by Chicklette
A collection of o/s taking place in and around Venice Beach, CA. Various POVs voices. Canon couples, AH. M for sex, drugs. Rated: Fiction M

When He Said Hello by MujerN
It's a mystery how possessions on a campsite vanish. Everyone's bewildered. Sam is a local and he isn't. He knows how. He knows why. He knows a mute, young man living in the woods shouldn't be bothered. That's not what Bella witnessed, because just back there, when he said Hello, Bella was pretty sure the young man spoke to her. The mystery now is to find him. Rated M

Zuma by Planetblue
He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn't stop me from wishing he were mine. Rated M

Saturday, June 22, 2019

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature

The Lemonade Stand has spent so many years bringing you the best the Twilight fandom has to offer, and we are very excited to have the chance to offer you even MORE. We've watched stories grow and develop from first post through COMPLETE, and now we're lucky enough to share previews of the stories that will soon be your new addiction.

When a fandom favorite author posts "Coming Soon" on her facebook wall, we start counting down the days before we can feature a Sneak Peek! This week, we are thrilled to share an excerpt of Planetblue's new fic, Zuma. She's given us favorites like Deviant, Badlands, Artful Maneuvers and Crazy Like That and we are certain this new one will lead fic discussions for weeks to come.

banner by LayAtHomeMom and Patrizia Adamo


Summary: He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing he were mine.

~ oOo ~

Once upon a time, a certain wanna-be writer completed her first fic and wondered what she should write next?

Her thoughts immediately went to a time in her youth that always fascinated her as an adult.

The 1970s.

She was just 8 or 9 when she'd watch her older siblings, their friends, and her babysitter partake in such nifty things like roller skating, socks that went up to your knees, feathered hair, and wearing satin shorts. She thought illicit smoking sessions surrounding an ashtray while you sat on the floor of your best friend's room listening to Fleetwood Mac was probably the best way to spend an afternoon.

However, a certain mustachioed biker man with an ego problem came into her life, and her dreams of the 70's were put out like a disco inferno.

She's happy to say that seven years later, that 70's story has resurfaced, and what better time of the year to give you a Southern California story set in the summer of 1978?

How about right now?

One Day at a Time and The Love Boat! Grease and Animal House! Van Halen and the Bee Gees! And let's not forget Tab in a two-liter glass bottle and Hawaiian Punch in a can you had to poke holes in the top to pour!

Boogie down memory lane with me, won't you?

~ oOo ~

The hot California sun kisses my bare legs as they hang out the window of Jacob’s car, a beat up ’67 Charger that he loves more than me, a fact we’re both aware of. We’re driving to Frosty Freeze, our daily trip for ice cream in a summer that feels like it’s screeching towards its end even though it’s just begun. I’m already late for work, but I don’t care all that much, which is basically how I feel about most things.

I push the hair flying around my face out of the way, just in time to see him in the parking lot at Zuma beach.

Edward Cullen. 

His golden shoulders glisten with salty ocean water, his old denim cutoffs lay unbuttoned and hanging dangerously low around his hips. A white t-shirt sticks out of his back pocket, waiting to be put back on. 

With his right hand he slings the yellow and blue surfboard easily under his arm, and with the left, he pulls Rosalie Hale’s bikini clad body into his own.

I lick my lips and squeeze my thighs together, knowing that in just a few short hours, he’ll be sitting across from me at dinner, eating whatever Renee makes from the helpful housewife advertisements she sees during The Carol Burnett Show. 

He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing he were mine.

Remember to put planetblue on alert so you can follow along with us when she begins posting!

Monday, June 17, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

In celebration of Father’s Day yesterday, TLS decided to change things up a bit by giving you a rec list of some of our very favorite fics with Edward as a father. These are tried and truly loved recommendations, that we’ve read multiple times and will stand the test of time. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do. Please leave the writers some love, in the form of a review, and tell them TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six


A Rough Start by ItzMegan73
Overnight irresponsible Edward goes from bachelor to father of a 5 yr old. Meanwhile responsible, prepared Bella begins her first job as Kindergarten teacher at Forks Elementary. When irresponsible meets the epitome of responsible, sparks will fly! Rated M

A Soft Place to Land by btwnthestacks
Single father Edward Cullen and his daughter are looking for a soft place to land. In an attempt to help her, he turns to a program at the local library. While two furry friends help his child find her confidence, their owner will mend his broken heart. Rated M

Begin Again by pattyrose
Bella's life philosophies mirror her bakery-business philosophies: 1) you can't save a burned batch, and 2) there's no turning back once a batch is finished. It's the same when life gets real: marriage, children...widowhood all relegate memories of first love to weekly, monthly, yearly, and then…to occasionally. Unless...unless you're willing to begin that batch all over again. Rated M

Beyond the Break Room by Discordia81
22 year-old Bella Swan works for Edward Cullen, the 39 year-old VP at Providence Medical Center in Portland. After years of fighting the attraction, a tryst in the break room leads to a complicated relationship. Trying not to get caught by the prying eyes of their entire workplace, they're forced to hide their relationship and deal with his ex-wife and his 16 year-old daughter. Rated M

Come Undone by drotuno
He shouldn't want to touch, but he did – every time she was in his bar. She should be focused on college, but he was all things dangerously sexy and charming. Who do you need, who do you love when you come undone? Written for Babies at the Border. E/B rated M

Going Under by sparklnfade
It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed. What will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it? She went under once, will she go under again? Rated M

Holding On and Letting Go by Jenny0719
Masen Valley, SC. Population: 10,789. It was a tiny dot on a map; an escape of sorts for Bella Swan. But when circumstances bring a certain member of Masen Valley's founding family back to town, she finds that the past isn't as easy to leave behind as she thought it would be... Or let go. 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

Paper CutOuts bytwistedcoincidence
Bella prefers the virtual to the actual, but feels herself being tugged from the safety of her online realm into the world of a rough edged Edward. This time she'll write her own story. Collab with astilbe13

Reality Minus Expectations by Incog Ninja
Originally posted in June 2009. AH. When it comes to Forks's social scene, event planner Bella Swan is a smash success. Her marriage, however, crashed and burned. The town's newest real estate attorney arrives in time to add some heat of his own. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy
On opposite corners of Third Street and Beale, two lonely people fight to stay that way. Her scars are on the surface, soft on her skin and in her eyes. His run bone-deep, seeped in bourbon and blues. EPOV. Rated M

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia
Bella once told a lie. A lie that cost her everything she ever wanted. 10 years later she returns to her hometown to an ailing father, an angry best friend, and the man from whom she has kept a secret that threatens to unravel her existence. Rated M

Such Great Heights by SydneyAlice
Edward Cullen is in desperate need of a nanny after his wife walks out on him and their five-year-old son. Bella Swan is a teacher with no job prospects. Can she find her true place in the world while helping father and son overcome their pain? AH Rated M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost.
Rated M

The Pie Equation by TheQueenWriter
Don't allow your past to dictate your future. Edward is a single dad. Bella comes home to help her dad after an accident. Will Edward allow their old friendship to blossom? Rated M