Monday, December 5, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We can hardly believe the holidays are so close! To help put us all in a holiday spirit, we thought we’d share a selection of our favorite treats. We hope you enjoy these TLS approved seasonal fics and will leave the authors some love. Be sure and let them know where you saw their story recommended. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9894140/1/A-Home-for-the-Holidays
Bella's roommate, Kate, offers her a place to stay during Christmas break. Unfortunately for Bella, Kate's dad is kind of hot. Attraction, UST, and a meddling daughter may just bring these two together. Rated M

A Snowfall Kind of Love by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11645525/1/
There's one thing on my grown-up Christmas list, and while it includes a number of specifics in varying degrees of dirtiness, it really all boils to the one thing I've wanted for a year and a half: a do-gooder with unruly hair and a Mister Rogers sweater, and a lifetime of nights that would land me squarely on the naughty list. Rated M

All I Want For Christmas by Kyla713
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6557703/1/All-I-Want-For-Christmas
Bella's five year old son makes a Christmas wish she'd never expected, and sets her entire world spinning. Written for the Fandom for Preemies compilation. AH. Rated M

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Confessions by MrsK81
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8805013/1/Christmas-Carols-Cocktails-and-Confessions
For as long as she can remember, Bella has been hopelessly entangled with the one man who she could never call her own. After a night of cocktails & confessions in a bar, can she finally learn what she needs to do to get the man of her dreams? Rated M

Christmas With the Cullens by BlueIsSoul
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4695668/1/Christmas-With-the-Cullens
Ever since she can remember, Bella Swan has spent her Christmas with the Cullens. This Christmas its time to sort out those Edward related "complications". But what happens when Edward has a new introduction to make? Rating: Mature Pairing: EB, AH  Rated M

Do Over by Tkegl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6579540/1/Do-Over
Every Christmas Eve, Edward Cullen sits in a bar and regrets the decision he made ten years earlier that tore Bella from him. But when he gets a second chance to right that wrong, it's not quite what he expected. Rated M

Gate 19 by iambeagle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9942638/1/Gate-19
After finding out her flight from Denver to Seattle has been cancelled, Bella accepts a ride from a stranger who is also hoping to get home for Christmas. ExB Christmas fluff, y'all. Rated M

Here We Are, As In Olden Days by Rinabina
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8772928/1/
Bella and Edward have been friends forever but ruth be told, it's always been a little more than that. A holiday collection of the history of Bella and Edward - Past, present and future. E/B AU AH Mostly fluff Rated M

In Every Life (A Little Snow Must Fall) by cosmogirl7481
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9914068/1/In-Every-Life-A-Little-Snow-Must-Fall
Life happens. It passes us by in fleeting moments filled with unexpected encounters. It gives us choices to say and do the right thing. And chances to make it better, even when our choices were wrong. A short holiday story.  Rated M

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10880240/1/It-Came-Upon-a-Midnight-Clear
Love comes to Miss Swan unexpectedly during the holidays. Rated M

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by KristenLynn
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6586494/1/It-Must-Have-Been-the-Mistletoe
Edward has avoided Bella—and her annoying crush—for three years. This year, an encounter under the mistletoe at the Chief's Christmas Eve party changes everything, in ways neither of them expected. Under the Mistletoe contest continuation, NOW COMPLETE Rated M

Memories of Christmas Past by Eternally Addicted
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7601747/1/Memories-of-Christmas-Past
Bella and Edward dated in high school.Tragedy occurs forcing her to move away from Forks. Six years later another tragedy brings her back. What happens when on Christmas Eve with the Cullens, she sees Edward for the time since she broke his heart. Rated M

Merry Textmas by DH78
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6486529/1/Merry-Textmas
Bella is forced to tackle the crowds on Black Friday with her best friend, Angela. Can a random text message from a wrong number change the course of her day and her life? Banter galore! Rated M

Mistletoe and Wine by evieeden
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5583176/1/Mistletoe-and-Wine
Bella is all alone in Seattle this Christmas. Can an old school friend give her some festive cheer? A smutty E/B one-shot. Rated M

Mistletoe and You by Harperpitt
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7653961/1/
Two little girls become instant friends, and their single parents are thrown into the game. Will their bruised hearts merge? AH, Christmas shortie. Rated M

Operation: Merry Christmas by nicnicd
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785448/1/Operation-Merry-Christmas
When Bella, alone for Christmas, bumps into a shy and quiet coed outside of her dorm will her negative outlook on the Holidays change? My submission to the Twilight Gift Exchange on LJ. Rated M

Perfect Gifts by SueBee0619
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904468/1/Perfect-Gifts
A breakup, a cancelled trip, and disappointing gifts should add up to a disastrous Christmas… until they don't. Sometimes it's the person you don't know who ends up knowing you best of all. My entry for the Mistletoe Contest and winner - Best "I'm so excited for Christmas!" Feeling. Rated M

Scrooge by kitchmill
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9953080/1/Scrooge
Ever the Scrooge, Edward Cullen has no interest in celebrating Christmas. Will his attitude change when he finds a young woman down on her luck? Rated M

Swan Lake by SydneyAlice
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740351/1/Swan-Lake
He's a lost traveler needing a place to spend the night. She's the owner of a bed and breakfast. What could they possibly have in common? A story about taking wrong turns and reaching destinations you never imagined. Rated M

The Naughty Elf by Twilly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7638612/1/The-Naughty-Elf
Santa believes there's no such thing as a bad elf. Bella's been fired from nearly every toy shop. How can Santa get her in the right position when everything out of her mouth is so very dirty? Santa, elves, chocolate starfish and phasing reindeer. Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9938576/1/The-Red-Coats
She loves the holidays. He loathes them. As new neighbors, they have to learn to tolerate each other. The problem for Edward is that she's irresistible in red. Can she bring the Grinch around in time to save him from a lonely New Year? Rated M

The Spirit of Christmas by RosieRathbone
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11608522/1/The-Spirit-of-Christmas
"Bah, humbug", the famous words of Mr. Scrooge, and this year stubborn Ebenezer is coming in the form of Edward Cullen who lives in regret and no longer experiences the same thrill of the holidays like he used to. But with a little help he is determined to change what went wrong and start again. After all, 'tis the season to be jolly. Rated M

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8837380/1/The-Twelve-Days-of-Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Edward Masen meets his girlfriend Rosalie's younger sister. The twelve days of Christmas will sure be interesting. Rated M

This Christmas Wish by MidnightLove87
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9953048/1/This-Christmas-Wish
Snow is falling and days are slipping by like sand through your hand. Edward finally takes time to stop and savor life, what happens to his perfectly laid out life when his son's Christmas wish sends him through a loop. Rated M

Walking Under Stars by Magtwinkles
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10910910/1/Walking-Under-Stars
The best Christmas gifts are often the things you don't ask for, and are given to you by those who know you best. A Christmas story about finding love in all the right places. An entry for the 'Beneath The Mistletoe Contest'. Winner of Judge's Pick (MrsSpaceCowboy) and Steamiest Holiday Fic. Rated M

Wanted You Forever A Carlsme Christmas Tale by LadyLibre
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9901621/1/Wanted-You-Forever-A-Carlsme-Christmas-Tale
 COMPLETE! Lonely doctor. Lovely waitress. Both longing for more and afraid to take it. Will they summon the courage to reach out for their Christmas miracle? Rated M

Weather With You by MagTwi78 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9951830/1/
Long days are spent swimming in the river with your mates, and trying to catch the eye of the cute boy from out of town. It might be a hundred degrees in the shade, but we'll still wear silly paper hats and eat a big, hot, roast dinner. This is Christmas in Australia, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Rated M

Willow by Aftrnoondlight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6795048/1/Willow
First place winner in A Christmas to Remember contest - A quaint small town. A horse named Willow. Two lonely lovers. These are the ingredients of a DIVINE holiday romance. Rated M

Monday, November 21, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

As we begin Thanksgiving week, it’s time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support; not only for our blog, but also to the writers we feature each and every post. This TLS approved rec list has some veteran writers and a few new shining stars to check out. Take a moment to express your gratitude and leave them some love. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six




Edward in the Afternoon by Cosmogirl7481-rec’d by CarrieZM
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7251244/1/Edward-in-the-Afternoon
My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex... ExB, AH and OOC because no one is a virgin. Rated M

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Lyrical Kris-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12237551/1/
The wake of a tragedy—a school shooting—has far reaching consequences. Edward was living his life as though he had to make up for the four people who died in front of his eyes. Bella's life had been blown apart before it really started. Two strangers who happened to come back to the scene of the crime on the same day. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11815724/1/
The downside of high school: cafeteria food sucks, and sometimes, you're cast as the weirdo. On the bright side, sometimes Edward Cullen is your best friend. Even if it is a secret.
Rated M

Felt by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643827/1/Felt
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

Final Destination by Edward’s Eternal-rec’d by JennG
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12128224/1/Final-Destination
Two lost, lonely people travelling to different destinations. One storm that brings them together. Could their meeting alter their final destination? Rated M

I Know My Duty by Ithilwen K-Bane-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4954871/1/I-Know-My-Duty
Edward walked a knife's edge in Volterra. What if things hadn't gone quite so well? Love can survive when it is surrounded by monsters, but it does not survive unchanged, especially not for one of the Volturi. Deviation 'fic-New Moon. Canon Edward and other characters.
Rated M

Jack & Crush by Meteoronamoonlessnight-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12135729/1/Jack-Crush
Shy, reserved Edward has a little too much Jack Daniels after finding his fiancée cheating on him. Waking up the next morning in a strange woman's bed, he fights the pull he feels for her. Will he realize they're fated for each other, or will he only focus on their differences? Rated M

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7778597/1/Keep-the-Tofurkey-Bring-on-the-Beer
Bella Swan wants an escort for Thanksgiving weekend. Edward Cullen wants a second chance. Charlie wants to know where Renee hid the key to his gun safe. Happy Thanksgiving! *First Place and Funniest Popular Vote in the Twilight of Craigslist Contest. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11793793/1/
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

My Shipper Heart by Marvar-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11511081/1/My-Shipper-Heart
Edward wasn't looking for anyone, but he found her just the same. It's too bad she thinks he's just a client. Rated M

Seventh and Pine by Iambeagle-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8727265/1/Seventh-and-Pine
Eating food, drinking beer, and watching football are acceptable ways to spend your Thanksgiving Day. Wooing your niece's insanely attractive babysitter, however, is not. EPOV Rated M

Sincerely, Sargeant Masen by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6458809/1/Sincerely_Sergeant_Masen
One bored night, Bella goes online and stumbles across an American's soldier's profile. On a whim she decides to write Sergeant Masen a letter. She never thought she would get a response back from Iraq, much less fall in love with a man in combat boots. Rated M

The Affair by Johnnyboy7-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8343731/1/The-Affair
After the death of her father, Isabella Swan moves to the East coast where she meets dentist Edward Cullen. He's older, a father, and married. Sometimes, you can't tell your heart who to love. Rated M

The Man in the Elevator by MountainTop76-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837135/1/The-Man-in-the-Elevator
Bella lives for her morning elevator ride, and the sexy stranger she shares it with, but what will happen one night when she works late? Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest. Rated M

Where I Belong by bnpwrites-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12219270/2/Where-I-Belong
Bella Swan never expected superstar Edward Cullen to wander into Walgreen's and she never expected him to change her life. Rated M

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Special Feature


Long lines at the polling place? Need a distraction from the Election Day madness? We thought you might enjoy reading some of our favorite political fics.


All the President's Men by Shahula
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8284901/1/All_the_Presidents_Men
He's the most powerful man in the world, with nothing beyond his reach or influence. But is it enough to bring her back? Only time will tell. Presidentward. AH, Rated M

Aperitif by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8680679/1/Aperitif
"Biggest regret?" That I didn't meet you first.


Fall to Ruin One Day by sleepyvalentina
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785393/1/Fall-to-Ruin-One-Day
He wanted to be the most powerful man on earth. As far as she was concerned, he already was. Love. Longing. A decade of regret. Time changes nothing...or does it? Rated M


Nine Months – A Cullen Legacy Short Story by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9800756/1/Nine-Months-A-Cullen-Legacy-Short-Story
Former Congressman Edward Cullen has finally overcome the forces that tried to keep him away from Bella and their daughter, Elizabeth, and the three have settled into a life together. But when Bella becomes pregnant again, how will Edward deal with nine months of expectation, combined with a new campaign run? A short story based on The Cullen Legacy.  Rated M.


The American President by Rushed
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The_American_President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. Rated: Fiction M


The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/1/The-Cullen-Legacy
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets. Rated M

The Hot Seat by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147842/1/
Liberal left? Meet conservative right. Wearing tight pants and a self-satisfied grin.  one-shot

The October Surprise by BooksNBoysRBetter
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11867005/1/The-October-Surprise
Edward is a US Senator who suddenly finds himself in need of his speech writer's care. Bella is there to nurse him back to health and the more time they spend together the more the sparks fly. This is a ONE SHOT. Politicianward, AU, M for Lemon.. God Bless America ;-)

The Senator's Son by Amoredjenaue
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6137805/1/The-Senator-s-Son
"I turned around slowly, my body already alight with fire. Standing there was a bronze-haired, green-eyed God. My Adonis. The star of my dreams for the last two months. Edward. Edward Cullen." A Senator's Son. A perfect match. But not for everyone. Rated M

Monday, November 7, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are excited to start your Monday off right with some delicious Lemonade Stand recs.  The following stories hit our radar and we want to share them with you. Check them out and let the author know where you found their story featured when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Awakening of the Vampire Prince by NotAMorningGirl-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12138670/1/Awakening-of-the-Vampire-Prince
The murder of ruling vampire lord Aro means only one thing; The Awakening of King Carlisle and his heir apparent, Prince Edward the vampire prince from their entombment. A war is imminent but can Bella face the mate she left behind and learn to forgive him for a lifelong betrayal and love him again? Will the war against the wolves end any hope of the couple reuniting? Rated M

Ballad of the Spinster and the Outlaw by Alby Mangroves-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7981082/1/Ballad-of-the-Spinster-and-the-Outlaw
"Sometimes, at night, he'd walk in his meadow and look to the sky, hoping she was seeing the same full moon, the same brilliant stars." This is a story of second chances and intrepid hearts. Rated M

Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920089/1/Before-the-Dawn
After her mother's wedding in Mexico, Bella encounters a vampire with less altruistic motives than the those held by the vampires she might have met in Forks under drastically different circumstances. One bad decision, she discovers, can change her entire life. Rated M

Bellaria by PattyRose-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12208491/2/Bellaria
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

Beneath This Sky by Bedelia-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8396816/1/Beneath-this-Sky
Nineteen years ago, time unraveled. In a changed world, Bella fights to save a man from the past and a girl with no future. AU. Rated M

Beyond Time by TKegl-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time
After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it's a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he's not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she's hoping for? Rated M

Eight Days by Windchymes-rec'd by Six Dblfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Emma Matthews by Anton M-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510042/1/Emma-Matthews
Isabella has been cooperating with the DEA under her father's nose. A video footage reveals her involvement, her brother murders their father, and she agrees to be a key witness in federal criminal cases against an ex-judge, a congressman, and an array of criminals, including her brother. Rated M

Secrets, Lies & Family Ties by IdPattThat-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450045/1/Secrets-Lies-Family-Ties
He walked away from his true love for his career. Now, five years later, one phone call changes Edward Cullen's life in a way he never expected.  Rated M

SoCal by Krazyk85-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10810837/1/SoCal
Being with them wasn't the problem, but losing me was. A life filled with sandy beaches and sunshine, I felt safe here. Nothing bad ever happens in SoCal, except maybe bad Mexican food. Or so I thought. This isn't your everyday love story. Based on the movie Savages.
Rated M

The Broomstick Train by Soleil2-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11360267/1/The-Broomstick-Train
"They buried them deep, but they wouldn't lie still, For cats and witches are hard to kill." -Oliver Wendall Holmes. Rated M

The Captive and the Coward by LyricalKris-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12099767/1/
The lives of the highborn citizens of the realm are subject to tide of power that flows around them. When a match is made between Edward,son of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and Bella, highborn prisoner of the crown held hostage after her family's betrayal, neither party can refuse. It's not an ideal match for either the traumatized Lady nor the black sheep of Masen House. Rated M

The Fall by MissWinkles-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10935954/1/The-Fall
She's got a bulletproof heart but he's got a hollow point smile. He's a gathering storm. A spark in the darkness. A bruised heart just waiting to happen. At rock bottom, Bella Swan has nowhere to fall but everything to lose. Rated M

The Views of New York by rosierathbone-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12199751/1/The-Views-of-New-York
Bella spends her days catching the sweet, ugly and unique moments with her sketches and her camera. Until she captures the moment between a father and his daughters which changes her life forever. Rated M

There's a Word for it by Eiluned price-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9051652/1/There-s-a-Word-for-It
I hadn't liked 17-year-old boys even when I was 17. So what is it about Edward Cullen that's so compelling? Whatever it is, I can't afford to find out. Rated M