Monday, November 20, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This rec list is compiled to give you an escape from holiday stress! So after you gorge on all the turkey and fixins, take a peek at these gems and find your new favorite! So much better than Black Friday shopping. As always, please leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know The Lemonade Stand sent you their way. Happy Thanksgiving!

♥ Nic & Six 



A Snowfall Kind of Love by TheFicChick
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

Alaska by Anton M
For two years, Bella's had a cotton candy romance going on with her taciturn best friend. In her head. So after catching bits and pieces of Edward's unusual upbringing, Bella pays a visit to Alaska. Rated M

Dark Paradise by allihavetodoisdream
She lives in a make-believe world of open roads and endless freedom to escape an addiction-riddled mother and a grabby older man with sick intentions. Adrift in a place of uncaring hearts, she makes her getaway. She finds a ratty old motel, late night smokes, a new life, and a boy with a past as clouded as her own. A boy with a dark gentleness too beautiful to ignore. Rated M

Fighting Destiny by TennesseeLamb
Landscape photographer Bella Swan has lived her life believing she's just not cut out for love. Enter Edward, who seems to hate her for no particular reason. Both of them are fighting something they can't control. Sometimes destiny has other plans. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry
Prompted by a feeling, Alice leads the Cullens back to Forks, but ten years is a long time in a brief human life. Edward's wish for Bella to have a nice human life seems to have been fulfilled. Bella believes that once she loved a remarkable boy, but in the end he didn't love her. Can Edward convince her she is wrong? Rated M 

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer! by MrsSpaceCowboy
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

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

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, will she accept him for what he can offer, or will she walk away? 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 

Swifter Than the Stars by belladonnacullen
Once upon a time there was a girl who met a boy. She didn't want to leave home. He never wanted to go back to his. Together they discover more about themselves than they ever could have imagined alone. About stars, science, souls and young love. Rated M

Swinging Love by Greye Granger
Bella has been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years. Their marriage has gone stale, and they know that something needs to change. It's not conventional, but maybe a swingers bar will help them get back on track...But what happens when the last person she expects to see is at the same bar with his wife? Rated M

The Consequences of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. 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

Whispers by hereforthestories11
New in the tiny, dirty town of Forks, Edward decides to play a rumor game with the students in school. His whispers turn into something that alienates him and the local troublemaker, Bella Swan. United they may have a chance to escape the town and the people bent on destroying them. 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, November 6, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are kicking off November and the holiday season on this manic Monday morning! Can you believe only 49 days until Christmas?! Before the holiday madness creeps upon you, take some time for yourself and check out these intriguing reading recs. They will help you forget your stress and maybe even turn the heat up a bit! Please remember to leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know TLS recommended them to you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Confessions After Dark by 2DrunkUnicorns
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9613993/1/Confessions-After-Dark
"Everyone has something they'd like to confess…" Every Friday night, he calls. And every time he calls, I listen. A story about what happens when fantasy blends into reality – when the secrets we share are just as important as the secrets we keep. Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

In the Land of Sweet Water by anna.who.was.mad
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12388967/1/In-the-Land-of-Sweetwater
Summer. 1957. Sixteen year old Isabella is unexpectedly thrown into the unforgiving hive of wealth and excess that is Sweetwater, Virginia. When she befriends a beautiful boy with shadows of his own, the two uncover a shocking web of lies that irrevocably tie them together. Rated M

It Takes a Village by Payton79
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12710144/1/It-Takes-a-Village
Nowadays, families come in all shades and forms. When pediatrician  Edward meets the woman of his dreams, he gets more than he bargained  for. She's captivating but complicated with her unconventional family  dynamic. Does she come with more baggage—or people—than he can handle?  Will he be able to keep his distance? Sometimes, it takes a village... Rated M

Secrets of the Court by Isabelle Sumner
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12125792/1/Secrets-of-the-Court
He was empty and driven by rage, she was frightened and trapped in her  cage. Perhaps with her love or affection at least, a Beauty might save a  cold-hearted Beast: a love story set in 16th century Europe. All is  fair in love and war. (AU, no vampirism. Edward X Bella) Trilogy Part 1. Rated M

Someone Like Me by twilightladies
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089790/1/Someone-Like-Me
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rated M

The Invisible Wife by lvtwilight09
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8267279/1/The-Invisible-Wife
I shouldn't be feeling like this. I know it's wrong. I have absolutely  every reason to be happy. So why do I feel like I don't matter, like no  one even sees me, and that if I were to disappear…no one would even  bother to notice? Bella and Edward used to be a perfectly happy couple,  but they aren't anymore. Can they find their way back to each other  before it's too late? Rated M

The Journal by MsEm
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889509/1/The-Journal
His wife's journal. He shouldn't read it, but he can't help himself. Rated M

The Veil by belladonnacullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7784269/1/The-Veil
You always have the choice between life and death... until you don't.  There is poetry at the beginning and end of our journey, but it's what  you make of the interim that counts.
Rated M

This Girl’s Life by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10652651/1/This-Girl-s-Life
Flannels, candy necklaces, Nirvana and a desire for independence for a  girl on the cusp of adulthood. He was the mystery that drew her in and  the possibility of happiness or sorrow depending on his whims. Inspired  by My So-Called Life. Rated M

This is Jeopardy! by olivejuice26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11836285/1/This-is-Jeopardy
He was slated to be the next Ken Jennings, already holding the record  for second most won games in Jeopardy! history. But after she gets the  call to be a contestant, Bella has one goal in mind: to end the reign of  Edward Cullen. Continuation of entry for Control. Possess. Seduce.  Contest. Winner of "SecretKeeper's Choice" and "Story We Want More Of"  Awards. Rated M

Through the Flames by Sparkling Twilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5883476/1/Through-the-Flames
One fateful night, 29y/o Edward must make the decision that haunts every firefighter's worst nightmares. In choosing between his life and that of another, life altering repercussions arise. Rated M. Contains graphic descriptions of fire. Rated M

Thrust by exboyfriend
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10848703/1/Thrust
Navigating a town she left long ago, Bella finds herself caught in the  midst of an age-old rivalry, an inked bad-boy and one complicated Edward  Cullen. She'll be forced to choose between danger and safety, what her  heart truly wants and what's best. This is the story of the thrills and  the rush that serenade the calm and the hush, and this is the ride  she'll be thrust into. Rated M

Troika by Mortissues
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332530/1/Troika
Waking up, not matter how long it takes, should be a wonderful thing.  Powerful and liberating. Like emerging from the chrysalis. I should have  known it wouldn't be like that for me . Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12143266/1/Unsteady
One night, successful businesswoman, Bella, stumbles upon Edward  stitching up his bloodied face in the office. Edward is unfriendly and  rude and people at Cullen Consulting Inc don't trust him. Soon, Bella  becomes obsessed with figuring out what he is hiding from them all and  when she finds out, she gets drawn into a world of danger, in which one  wrong move will lead to death. Rated M

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Special Feature ~ Legends & Lore


Happy Halloween!! It’s the perfect time for some more of our favorite supernatural, scary and paranormal recs. Remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review.
Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these have a HEA! 

X~X~X~X


Abbracciare Il Cantante by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12389830/1/
I am re-posting the first fanfic I ever wrote. It is not edited, or unchanged at all. Way back in the day, I wondered what would have happened if Edward left Forks when Bella arrived. SM provided awesome characters and inspiration. All of the what-ifs were mine. The mistakes are mine, too. Rated M

BĂȘte Noir by TheQueenWriter
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8638220/1/
You are cordially invited to spend Halloween in Forks. O/S Rated M


Bored Games by m7707
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6441225/1/Bored-Games
A dark and twisted tale about vampires dealing with the never-ending boredom of eternity. Written for the Countdown to Halloween II. ONE SHOT. AU. OOC. Rated M


Duplicity by Content 1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11619094/1/Duplicity
As one of Carlisle Cullen's children, Edward's future should have been one of a gentle existence. Instead, his rebellion led to a destiny of power, blood, lust, and domination. When the two worlds collide, what will be the cost of victory? Recipient of the Blood and Glory award/Red Eyed Edward Contest 2015 - Thanks Packy! Rated M


Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5478849/1/Grasping_Darkness
She dreams of darkness. Lust. Passion. The man she fantasizes about has it all, especially the darkness. The problem is, he's not really a man. Rated M for language & dark themes.
Rated M


Happy Halloween by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10728694/1/Happy-Halloween
Are you in the mood for something scary, spooky, quirky, creepy or supernatural? A series of Halloween one-shots. Ratings, genres and characters vary by story. Individual ratings and summaries are at the top of each new post. Something for everyone. Happy Halloween! Rated M


Lions Eat Lambs by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5753638/1/Lions_Eat_Lambs
A camping expedition goes awry when Bella's friends disappear. While searching for them, she stumbles upon the manor of Edward Cullen, unaware that she is about to become a pawn in his dangerous game - a game she can't afford to lose. Rated: Fiction M

Masquerade by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6429198/1/Masquerade
One-shot. Bella goes to a Halloween masquerade party, where she meets a tall, dark stranger. Rated M


Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets
I'm pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can't see a thing. Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream. A collab between darkNnerdy, Livie79, and Raggdolly. Rated M


Prey for the Wicked by Aleeab4u
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6785758/1/Prey-for-the-Wicked
A vampire finds the true meaning of temptation, an innocent beauty with a siren's blood. Need and curiosity ignite endless possibility, but is she prey for the wicked or the answer to a prayer for salvation? When obsession has no reason and love knows no bounds, where do you draw the line? AU E/B Darkward Mature themes. Non-canon vampires. No sparkling, vegetarianism or venom. Rated M

Spellbound by Claire Bloom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5152779/1/Spellbound
Imprisoned by the malicious James, Edward meets the bewitching Isabella. As he battles with his enemies, his conscience and his bloodlust, he finally falls for her whilst she ignites his male desire's & awakens his Vampiric cravings. With Vamps/AU Rated M


Surface by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12703607/1/
He buried his secrets, but he should have checked for a pulse. Rated M


The Dollhouse by Kambria Rain
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5064271/1/The_Doll_House
We were all going to die. I used to be an optimistic person, but that went out the window as soon as the hot mountain man decided we were going to hunt the hunters. AH. Warning: So far, there are minor character deaths, and Edward's a little scary. Rated M

The Haunting of Bella Swan by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11549142/1/The-Haunting-of-Bella-Swan
Edward Masen had seen and heard a lot things since the day he died, but didn't stay dead. Nothing prepared him for her. Rated M


The Masque of the Red Death by Jessiechreesie
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5248764/1/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death
Her blood would be mine. As would she. Once she begged, pleaded, demanded, and wept for my bite. And she would. The only question was how many would die first." Vampire AU. Mature audiences only. NO sexual abuse. Rated M


The Mirrors by adorablecullens
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4971734/1
Teddy's secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life? Rated M

The Ripper by HeartOfDarkness
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7209045/1/The_Ripper
Edward, a nomad killer vampire, alone for more than three centuries, comes upon his next prey in the form of talk back radio psychologist and dabbler in the dark side of human nature, Bella Swan. Darkward, kinky Bella. Rated M

Toil and Trouble by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7571721/1/Toil-and-Trouble
The people of the 1600's believed in the monsters that haunted their nightmares. When witches are suspected to walk among them, the small town of Forkshire is torn apart, and the secrets of some of its residents brought to light. Rated M

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Special Feature ~ Legends & Lore



With Halloween quickly approaching, we thought we’d share the first of two spooky segments showcasing some of our favorite supernatural, scary and paranormal recs. As always, remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review. Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these have a HEA!

X~X~X~X


Asylum by darkNnerdy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9621919/1/Asylum
He is sin personified, wicked and inked, cruelty always at the tip of his tongue. Black wings grace his back, and blood stains his hands. She's the poison he wants to consume, but can she survive? Rated M


Buried by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317577/1/Buried
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her? Rated M

Caught Looking by ScarlettLetters
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5265452/1/Caught-Looking
Bella embarks on a Halloween she will never forget. My entry for the Tattward & Inkella Contest. Rated M for graphic language and scenes of a sexual nature.


Elemental by TallulahBelle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241793/1/
When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all? Rated M


Grim and Darling by Honeybeemeadows
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11769558/1/Grim-and-Darling
Every town has a tragedy. Every tragedy has a devil. That's me. Rated M


Halloween Hijinx by HalloweenHijinx
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7487985/1/Halloween-Hijinx
Eight Cullens. Eight creepy campfire tales. Join bmango, mskathy, sorceresscirce, theladyingrey42, tuesdaymidnight, yellowglue, and yogagal/lawngirl for a fun week of Halloween stories starring your favorite characters from Twilight. Rated M

Haunted by GerominoPond
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4424682/1/Haunted
Bella Swan, a noted paranormal investigator, is called to check out the "Ghost Haven" that is Edward Cullen's house. Can she, along with Edward, defeat what is tormenting Edward in his own house? Rated M


House of the Horde by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? OOC/Dark Themes/No rape. Outtakes included. Rated M


Maledictum Magae by Bexi21
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5857229/1/Maledictum-Magae
The curse happened in 1692.For over 300 years, Isabella Swan has lived alone, afraid to be close to anyone again.But when she finally meets someone who captures her heart, the unthinkable happens, leaving her in a kind of danger she never thought possible. Rated M

Monolith by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11618477/1/Monolith
*Red Eyed Edward Contest Entry: 1st Place Judges' Vote* Bella has returned to Forks to live with her father every other year since her parents' divorce. Her emotional isolation threatens to overwhelm her, then she senses a mysterious force drawing her deep into the shadows of an abandoned graveyard. The force emanates from a standing stone. . . the gateway to her destiny. AU.

Phantasmic by BottledCoke
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6724443/1/Phantasmic
After hearing about the "Phantom Doll", Edward can't help but be curious. He falls in love with the figurine and decides to buy it. There's rumors about the doll,how it got its name. It supposedly can move, talk and some former owners even claim it drank. Rated M


Pretty Little Dolls Sitting All in a Row by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9767465/1/Pretty-Little-Dolls-Sitting-All-in-a-Row
It was a dark and stormy night. A mysterious lab with no power on Halloween. A figure terrorizing the doctors and patients. This can't end well. A Halloween present in a handful of chapters for my readers and fellow writer friends. Enjoy. Rated M


Que Sera, Sera by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8623804/1/Que-Sera-Sera
Isabella's life was nothing more than a series of unfortunate events since the day she was born. For her, monsters are real, love is the fantasy, and fate is a cruel mistress. The future's not ours, to see...what will be, will be. AH ExB Rated M


She Speaks Fear and Truth by Ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She_Speaks_Fear_and_Truth
She's haunted daily, but learns to deal with her gift, helping those in need. He hides behind his opinions,seeking closure, barely living. When their worlds collide can they help each other. A story of loss, love and betrayal with a supernatural twist. Rated: M

Sleepy Hollow by content1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11589321/1/Sleepy-Hollow
In the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane, after losing the hand of his love, Katrina, was taken by the Headless Horseman, never to be seen again. What if the legend wasn't quite true? Winner 2nd Place Public Vote, Spell-Binding Award, Validator's Choice (Enchanted by Twilight), and Judge's Choice (BeeGurl13) in the Tricks and Treats Contest 2015. Rated M

The Emperors of Washington by gallantcorkscrews
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5337013/1
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. CAN I MAKE A LOVE STORY OUT OF THIS? ExB. Rated M


Toye by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12693351/1/Toye
Vampires like to play with their food. A campy and kitschy horror short-story that lets the men of the Cullen household be the monsters that Edward always claimed they were. Extremely OOC. Just in time for Halloween! Rated M