Monday, March 11, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Days are getting a little more bright, with sunshine is lasting a little longer and we all have to make time in our day for down time. We have a list that will aid in wanting that to happen! Here are 15 stories by writers that have grabbed our attention and kept it. Dive in with TLS and let the writer know where you saw them recommended. Pay it forward in the form of a review.  Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

1,500 Acres by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
One summer between high school and college changed Edward's ideas about  his life's plans. Could he really build a life with a much older woman  two thousand miles away? Rated M

Alphabet Weekends by the-glory-days
Bored with their dismal love lives, best friends Edward and Bella come up with the idea of exploring the world of sex using the alphabet for the next twenty-six weekends. What happens when things go from two friends having fun to something serious? Rated M

A Few Tables Away by drotuno
Edward spent most of his life trying to be invisible until he got to college. All alone, 3000 miles from home, there's only one person he wishes would see him. His Library Girl, just a few tables away. Rated M

A World Away by wandb
Bella thinks military men are arrogant womanizers. That is, until she  meets Edward, a hot and unpredictable Navy SEAL who quickly deploys for  six months. Will he change her mind or leave her brokenhearted? Rated M

Constable Masen of the RCMP by shouldbecleaning
There, standing at attention in the middle of the platform, was an  absolutely perfect representation of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police  officer in full red dress uniform. A man dedicated to upholding the law,  selfless and humble can be quite attractive. However, this man was  sheer beauty before he donned the official mantle. Rated M

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range by beegurl13
Two consenting adults. One wants more. What happens when the other doesn't, and never will? Is there such thing as true love in the real world? And will they see what's coming before it's too late?  Rated M

Dirty Little Secrets by Brits23
Bella's new life in Miami is fueled by one anthem: No Regrets. A steamy  late night rendezvous with a cocky playboy is just what she needed, but  an encounter with a blond doctor leaves her aching for more.  Rated M

Emergency Room Encounter by Pandora’s Box is Heavy
A night spent in the ER with an injured football player across the hall.  Their chemistry is instant and it all begins with a raccoon/cat. 175  "chapter" drabble. 5 updates a day.  Rated M

Pieces of Time by JeskaWood
Sequel to the story Blind. Edward and Bella's lives have drastically  changed over the past year. School, love, sight. Everything moves so  fast and together they struggle to hold on to these precious little  pieces of time they have created for themselves. Originally posted under  Jayeliwood. Updated daily. Rated M for mature content. HEA.  Rated M

Slammed by MrsSpaceCowboy
1988. High school, poofed bangs, and slam books. It's funny how much damage one little spiral notebook can do.  Rated M

Stasis by Sunshine1220
Separated by time and space, lost loves find their way back to each  other. They thought their journey was over, but it had only begun.  Rated M

Stay by Crimsonmarie
As an actor, Edward Cullen is surrounded by people that he couldn't really care less about. What happens when he buys a house in the middle of nowhere and meets his new neighbors? Rated M

The Shift by RachelFish
The start of Bella's senior year finds her at a new school missing old friends. Grades and graduation are her only priorities...until she meets Mase. Rated M

Tides of Fate by SparklingTwilight
After four years in a bad relationship, and two years of depressed seclusion, Alice and Rosalie drag best friend Bella on a tropical vacation designed by fate. Rated M

Uprising by pattyrose
1775: Revolution is in the air. American Patriot, Edward Cullen knows this. He plots, plans, and eagerly prepares for the colonies' unified uprising. But, when he meets the lovely Miss Swan, British Loyalist, it's the uprising within his heart which sets them down a dangerous path. *2nd Place Judges' Vote Winner in the 2017 Age of Edward Contest - Now extended to a full story.* Rated M

Monday, February 25, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all." ~Philip Pullman, author of Northern Lights

TLS completely agrees! This week we have compiled 15 stories to explore and enjoy! We are sure they will capture your attention, just like they did for us. Please let the writer know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love and encouragement, in the form of a review.

♥ Nic & Six

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

Destiny Unknown by ericastwilight
Edward and his sister's best friend Bella hit it off, but what has him  leaving so soon? Desperate to save his family, Edward must find Bella,  and together they make their way through countless obstacles that want  nothing more than a bite to eat. Armed with weapons, an annoyingly  sarcastic but helpful talking box, and the knowledge to save the world,  will they succeed?  Rated M

Fridays With You by TheQueenWriter
Can two people fall in love in the laundromat? Rated M

Here's To Now by iambeagle
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." Rated M

Home for the Harvest by compass54
Montana, 1000 feet above the Missouri River, was the last photo shoot  before my vacation. The Cullen family, expanding the brand of their  high-end whiskey, hired me to photograph their harvest. They chose an  unknown male model to add sex to the campaign, and I knew working with  an amateur would be a challenge. I never knew their seductive country  boy would have me begging for more. Rated M

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife
Edward Cullen believed that his new assignment was a waste of time until  he meets a woman who intrigues him like no other. Bella Swan's talents  hold no bounds, yet she heading towards an impossible battle. Thrust  into a world where friends and enemies are difficult to discern, they  must work together to solve this case before the pattern shifts and  everything is lost. Rated M

La Sua Bella Mente by hikingurl
After a devastating personal and professional betrayal, Bella returns to  the only place she feels safe and happy—the mountains of Georgia. A  spur-of-the-moment decision to hike the Appalachian Trail offers her the  opportunity to regain her confidence, self-worth, and perhaps a deeper  appreciation for the uniqueness of her beautiful mind. 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

Prima Facie by jayhawkbb
Competitive. Argumentative. Condescending. Bella's arch-nemesis at the  office is all of those things. So why is it so impossible for her to  stop thinking about him? Bella/Edward. Rated M for the regular reasons. Rate M

Shadow Mission by maxigrumpling
Actor Edward Cullen is rich, famous & sexy as hell. There's just one  fly in the ointment.He can't keep the other personalities in his head  straight.Emmett, his bodyguard, needs help sorting his charge out.Enter  his 'crew', Alice the hacker, Jasper his second, Rose the shrink...and  Bella, the girl who's father gave his life to protect Edward's. If only  he remembered why. 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?
Rated M

Starlust by MagTwi78
Stars are made, not born. Know your competition. Win at all costs...and try not to lose yourself in the spotlight. Rated M

Still Breathing by SoulsOnFire
Two years ago, their son was kidnapped. A year ago, their marriage  collapsed under the weight of their grief. Can Edward and Bella pick up  the pieces of their shattered life when fate gives them a second chance  at a family? Rated M

The Whisky Distiller’s Wife by 2carm2carm2
“She wondered how either God or the law regarded two people who didn’t know the first thing about each other entering into a farce of a marriage.” A tale of two people navigating life together after the global financial crisis with plenty of Scotch and a wee bit of deception. Rated M

Three by Cynosure23
The sequel to Me and You- and now there are three. Rated M

Saturday, February 23, 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 one of your favorite writers sends you a couple chapters of this “possible fic thing” she’s been working on, you drop everything to check it out!! I dusted off my fangirl t-shirt & pom poms and encouraged this thought process. (I know I’m showing my age, but I grew up in the era of Slam books,big poofy hair and Aquanet, can’t forget the Aquanet, so I pretty much could relate to this entire story). From the amazing writer that brought you so many legendary fics like The Give Away Girl, Down Home, and Rest My Soul, let’s give a shout to MrsSpaceCowboy for her new fic!

banner by Lizzie Paige


Summary: 1988. High school, poofed bangs, and slam books. It’s funny how much damage one little spiral notebook can do.

A while back, I promised to post a little 80s-themed story I was working on, if I ever finished it. My new story Slammed was born after a visit to my bestie’s house on a night that involved way too much wine and some silly reminiscing about slam books, particularly the dozens of them she and I signed and made through the years. After a few Advils and a good night’s sleep, I woke up refreshed with a plot bunny that wouldn’t go away. Here I am, a few years later, to share it and hopefully bring some fun and laughter to the experience.

Bella Swan is a star basketball player at Forks High who’s nursed a lifelong crush on Edward Masen, captain of the boys’ basketball team. Only her besties, Alice and Jessica, know about it. Senior year is all about firsts, lasts, and choosing how you’re going out and what comes next. In a rare moment of bravery, Bella confesses her feelings in Alice’s senior slam book. What happens next? Sign in and find out.

~ xOxOxO ~

“Welcome back,” Mr. Banner says in the hall when Alice and I walk past the door to his classroom. 

“Right,” she says. “How can he be so cheery?”

“Maybe he got laid over break.” I open my locker and give my bangs one last inspection before switching out my books to lighten my backpack.

“Grody. But I guess it could happen. Here,” she says, shoving a spiral notebook with holographic tie-dyed print on the cover into my hands. “Something for you to do today.”

“What is it?” I ask. 

“Just do it.” Silver bangle bracelets clink and shift when she lifts her hand to wave goodbye. “I’ll see you after third.”

A glance inside the cover makes me laugh out loud in the middle of the busy hall. 

Another fucking slam book. 

She’s done one every year since eighth. This is senior year. You’d think she would’ve outgrown this by now. At least the title page isn’t in bubble letters this time. And the ink is black instead of rainbow. 

I carry it with me into Banner’s class, because if ever there was a class dull enough to warrant a slam book, it’s his. 

The room is stale from our extended holiday, and dust particles float in the air and hover when I pull out my stool and toss my stuff onto the counter in front of me. Before I have a chance to settle in and get comfortable, someone calls Edward Masen’s name from the hall. 

Like a lovesick magnet, I glance at the door.

~ xOxOxO ~

MrsSpaceCowboy always brings great love stories and lots of moments that are completely relatable. If you haven’t read her work, you are in for a treat! We hope you will join us in reading her new fic. Pop her on alert so you know when she hits publish!  ~ Nic

Monday, February 11, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

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It’s that time of year where love is in the air and TLS is ready to devour some of our favorite romances. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite love stories and hope that you will be as enamored with them as we are! We are turning up the heat and dimming the lights in your reading corner. Make some time and jump in with us! Please let the writer know where you saw them recommended & leave them some love, in the form of a review.

♥ Nic & Six

A Case of You by SparrowNotes24
He's her warning. She's his sweet temptation. An addict always wants what he can't have, even if it will ruin him. "Speak of the devil and she shall appear. Who am I kidding? I'm Beelzebub." Rated M 

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

Boycotting Valentine’s Day by jennlynnfs
Valentine's Day approaches, but Bella chooses to hang out with her best  friend Alice. They decide to boycott Valentine's Day. Non-Valentine's  Day activities are planned, including no boys. But, Alice's brothers,  Edward and Emmett, don't count, right? Rated M

Departures by TheFicChick
Every day for the rest of my life, I will wonder how kissing a virtual stranger goodbye could have felt like a hello. Rated M

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

Edward in the Afternoon by cosmogirl7481
My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex... Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
 A lot can happen in eight days...  Rated M

Felt by LayAtHomeMom
Former lovers lay it all out on the table. Taking shots never hurt this good. Entry for the Dirty Talkin' Edward Twific Contest. Rated M

For the Summer by camoozle
Every year Bella waits for the 'Pay Checks' to roll into her sleepy  river town and every year Edward's hers, just for the summer. Rated M

Gravity Series 5: Heaven & Earth by drotuno
Gravity Investigations, busy as always, takes a protection detail that  results in more than just a paycheck. Edward and Bella, separated by 70  floors of Twi Tech Tower, must fight to stop what could be an act of  war. 5th in the Gravity Series.  Rated M

Heart of Stone by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Struggling through tragedy and betrayal, Edward believes he's living in a  cold and loveless world with no choice but to harden his heart. He's  only living a numb half-life as his sole focus becomes revenge. If he  forgets his true reason for living, is there anyone who can get through  to him?  Rated M

Hollywood by allihavetodoisdream
"She's Audrey Hepburn, and he's Cary Grant. She's Marilyn, and he's  James Dean. She's timeless elegance, and he's old grace. She's  searching, and he's already found, already taken. She's sixteen. And  he's twenty-seven. But that doesn't matter. Not to a girl in love.  Nothing matters, then." Edward & Bella in the definition of a  forbidden relationship. Rated M

Liquor, Lube, and Latex by Livie79
 It's his birthday and I'm giving him the one thing he really wants. 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

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she  has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things. 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 Blessing and the Curse by The Black Arrow
By pretending she is falling for Edward, Bella is fulfilling Esme's  dying wish. But sexy, possessive Edward can read her mind. Will she ever  get into his? Can Bella forget the pain of her teenage years, and can  she resist his relentless seduction?  Rated M

The Cannabean Betrothal by ItzMegan73
Edward has immersed himself in the Cannabean way to ward off the hurt of  a life-changing experience; but an unexpected betrothal teaches him how  little he knows about life. There is no abuse in this story. Rated M