Thursday, March 3, 2011

Each week, at The Lemonade Stand, we go through dozens of fics that have been recommended to us and then we take the top four of those recs and bring them to you. This week on we are featuring four fantastic fics that are sure to quench your thirst for quality lemony fiction. 

Four Summers by Bratty-Vamp
Summary: Sun, surf and sand. Best friends, and best kisses. Broken hearts, broken ties,
and dreams that can never be broken. A bounce through time.
Every road we travel leads us to exactly where we are meant to be.

Here is what 107yearoldvirgin , the creator of countless super fics, has to say about Four Summers:

I begged Michelle to let me review Four Summers for the blog. Why?

1. It’s Bratty-Vamp, who wrote one of my top 5 favorite Edwards in My Escort.
2. The beginning of Four Summers is set in 1998.
3. Did I mention that it is written by Bratty-Vamp?

I absolutely loved this story. It shifts between memories of four separate summers (told in chronological order) and present day. All from Bella’s point of view.

She vacations with her mom, Renee, and step-dad, Lonnie, on Hatteras Island, located on the outer banks of North Carolina. This is not the typical Renee and Bella that we all know and love. No, this Renee is an uppity woman who wants her daughter to be a socialite. And this Bella just wants to be able to live…and write.

Within the first ten minutes of her first summer there, at the age of fourteen, she meets Edward and Emmett…followed by the usual suspects that we know and love from the original Twi-books. Actually, she takes Edward’s foot to her face, while he is playing tag football on the beach. Pfft. Been there, Bella… Not exactly the first impression that she wanted to make, but it actually ends up working in her favor.

Over the course of the next few years, she and all of her friends continue to return to Hatteras Island and their friendships grow. As do the attractions between some of them. And, just when we feel lulled into a sense of catharsis…we are reminded that, sometimes, summer love is just that. For the summer.

Bratty-Vamp has a way of weaving tales that make you feel, as well as experience what her characters are experiencing. Her story touched me deeply, reminding me of that tenderness that accompanies first love and first kisses. She paints scenery in water colors and sepia tones of summer nights and early sunrises that left me breathless and feeling like I was right there with the sand beneath my feet, spending summers with everyone.

I loved everything about this story. From the descriptions of summer nights to sweet promises under starry skies, to the short and frequent updates: I loved it.

Do yourself a favor and give it a shot. I promise you won’t be disappointed.




 The Greatest Gift by les16
For a very long time, Edward Cullen, has not been the nicest of people. As the CEO of Cullen Publishing, he had a successful company, a beautiful, loving wife, and more money than he could spend in 10 lifetimes, so he really didn’t think he needed to be nice. However, a fateful plane ride with a mysterious flight companion will make this man re-think everything he’s done in his life.
But first Edward will need to fix his relationship with his wife, Isabella, if he’s even going to scratch the surface towards righting the wrongs of his past before it's too late.


Review for "The Greatest Gift" is brought to us by the lovely Lab Tech Andi of Dr. Cullen's Love Shack. Here is what Lab Tech Andi has to say about TgG:

I first fell in love with this little tale when I embarked on a search for Twilight stories with an angel theme and this one just fulfilled every desire I had. The author has such a wonderful way of letting you feel what the characters feel, something that doesn't happen in all stories. Although, her Edward in this tale is of the controlling, domineering kind; her Isabella is no shrinking violet and more than willing to stand her own ground. I love that the characters are strong and well thought out; it never makes you doubt for an instant their intentions and only makes you want to know what they plan to do next.

So far, in the story we've seen Edward mend quite a few relationships and forgive his past. He's had a lot to fess-up to, and it will be interesting to see what and who else he'll have to deal with. I know in the beginning of the story Edward isn’t really supposed to be a lovable character, but as you read each chapter I assure you, I’ll being to fall a little more in love with him each time. I would go into more deal, but I'd rather you read the story than my spoilers.

As an added bonus, if you review, the author is sending out outtakes with Seth, Edward's Guardian Angel. They are as equally entertaining as the story itself and I'm curious if the author will ever publish those as a separate story. Perhaps once "The Greatest Gift" is complete? ;)

If you visit her blog for the story you'll also be treated to teasers as well as the music that has inspired her tale. It's an excellent site to browse between updates when you just haven’t had enough.

~Lab Tech Andi


Summary: Sultry, scary Southern Gothic. A good ol' vamp with bad intentions, Eddie lives large as ever on the down-low, down South. Always under his sexy skin, Bella's just sass in a frosty glass. Bubba moons for Miss Rose, Junior is Alice's freak-on-a-leash.

Here is what evilnat has to say about Dead Confederates:

Dead Confederates is a dark sexy love story between a mind reading vampire and his singer. Foul-mouthed redneck vampire, Eddie Cullen, is hiding out from the Volturi in deep South Carolina with his dysfunctional family. He is in love with Bella, a sassy waitress who is new in town and staying with her father the local Sheriff. They share a steamy erotic relationship where Eddie is torn between protecting her and turning her.

As the story unfolds we find out more about Eddie and his involvement with the Volturi. We also meet his crazy family and learn more about their lives in Cainhoy South Carolina. Each family member in their own way helps to guide Eddie through his problem with the Volturi and his relationship with Bella. Bella becomes more involved with his world and perhaps has a gift of her own.

Miss Rie’s writing is wordy, erotic and just plain poetic. If you like long chapters with a lot of detail, you will definitely get it here. Each chapter is a trip into another world where vampires co-exist with humans and other supernatural creatures. It has humour, romance, lemons galore and action. Each week I wait with baited breath for Dead Confederates to update. It is an amazing piece of writing that keeps me on the edge of my seat.


After searching for a century,I have found what I have been looking for,a human submissive.The fact that I'm a vampire and she's my singer,will not deter me from having the only thing I have ever wanted more than human blood,her body. D/S BDSM EPOV 18

Here is what KareBear Fanfiction has to say about "Be My Sub"

There were quite a few things I loved about Be My Sub.  I really love how nails233 takes an idea and twists it. I never know what to expect from each and every chapter she writes. In Be My Sub, she is taking on the subject of a Bd/Sm between a domineering Vampire and his very human Sub (Bella). In this story Edward can read her mind, but gets shut out every now and again.

The author shocked me by writing Esme so OOC, but I can see her point for doing so. As always, we love to hate Tanya, and this time it’s for different reasons. I am not a big fan of Edward. I write and mainly read Jasper stories, but I have read each and every one of Nails stories. She makes me forget that he is not my favorite man.

I have found myself falling for her versions of Edward over and over again. He is strong, but loving and caring in this story, as well as the having the normal control and possessiveness that drives me crazy. From the first chapter she had me hooked and it’s that way with each and every one of her stories.

In this story she does a great job of showing how a Dom/sub relationship can work as well as  telling us why someone might think they are a submissive and seek out this kind of relationship.

She also explains how and who trained Edward to be a Dom. What more can I say? To me, this is a must read. If you are not into the Bd/Sm scene then read some of her other stories, she has a full profile of great stories on ffn and is also a published author with her first book in print, "Mocked by Destiny" available for order here.

I would like to take a minute to thank our Guest Reviewers- 107yearoldvirgin, Lab Tech Andi, KareBear and Evilnat- for taking the time to put these wonderful reviews together for us.

I would also like to thank Team TLS- busymommy, Nic, Glen Coco, LaMomo, and Memphis for helping me keep the craziness that goes on in our forum (fic recs and polls) organized- You ladies rock!

And A HUGE SHOUT OUT to ALL THE CRAZY AWESOME PEOPLE THAT HANG IN TLS FB GROUP every day - I love wasting time with you people.
xoxoxo- PAWs

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