Monday, September 26, 2011

Meet the Poll- what we're reading in TLS this week:

Each week we share what we're reading and enjoying in our group. When the end of the week comes, we honor a few of those fics as "Fics of the Week" by putting them all up on a poll. Be a part of determining next week's winning fics of the week by voting. Choose Four from the poll on the right.

Amending the Arrangement by Venusenvy626
After a business arrangement leads to marriage, Bella is shocked to find her husband wishes for her to give him an heir. Will Bella consent in hopes that he will return the love she has for him or will she leave before her heart is beyond repair?Twilight - Rated: M

Broken by Jarielynn
Three people: two brothers and one girl. The Cullen brothers both love the same girl, Bella Swan. Emmett is her high school sweetheart; Edward is the man helping her through her pre-law classes. Who will she choose? Inspired by the song- Need You Now.
Twilight - Rated: M

EAC: The Journal of Edward Cullen by katmom
FIRST PLACE WINNER in THE CANON TOUR CONTEST. What if Edward, through Alice's visions, knew about Bella before he met her? What if he had a chance to avoid the bloodlust? Would he take that chance? PRE-Twi AU Twilight - Rated: T

Guardian by ChampagneAnyone
Orphaned at 8, Bella Swan is placed in the care of her God Mother Esme Cullen. Heiress to Cullen Swan Enterprises, Bella grows up hero worshipping 17 year old joint heir, pseudo step brother and self appointed guardian Edward. ROMANCE ANGST DRAMA
Twilight - Rated: M

Hot Commodity by blueeyedcherry
Edward Cullen is used to getting everything he wants. Good looking, wealthy, and charming, NYC's most reputable playboy doesn't take "no" for an answer. Then he meets Isabella Swan and all bets are off ... Except for one. Twilight - Rated: M

Immortal Beloved by elusivetwilight
'My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us. I can live only wholly with you or not at all.' Newborn vampire Bella stumbles through the centuries to unlock what has happened to Edward. E&B Twilight - Rated: M

Key Party by Kitkat681
Is this my life? This can't be my life...But one night changes everything. AH...Mature Situations. Alternating POVs. WARNING...there is angst ahead! Twilight - Rated: M

Lights by Truthinvienna
It's shocking how fast your life can change. Happiness is fleeting, it's true. Dancing was my freedom, now it's a mere memory. A bad memory I can't escape. All I'm left with is insurmountable guilt and a pair of pointe shoes. Twilight - Rated: M

Seven Weeks by YesMrCullen
Edward is the single dad. Bella is the new babysitter. Full *DISCLAIMER* inside. Rated M for content. AH  Twilight - Rated: M

Such Is My Luck by ImHeretoReview
Bella's bad luck has landed her in Chicago for a business trip, with no luggage and no hotel room. Her co-worker, Edward, steps in to help! Her luck is about to change. AH. Canon pairings. Fluffy. Rated M for lemony goodness. Twilight - Rated: M

Swing My Way by Don't Live In Regret
Everyones got secrets...dirty little secrets. Bella Swan is tired of her life, so will a swinger's party have someone swing her way. BPOV and EPOV. Warning...LEMONS AHEAD
Twilight - Rated: M

The Champagne Club by Shahula
She is a waitress, he is a member. An intense attraction leads to a forbidden, steamy romance. The world is changing but not fast enough. What will happen if the champange bubble bursts? Twilight - Rated: M

The Decision by Windchymes
Edward made a decision after that second biology lesson. Two years later that decision is challenged. Twilight - Rated: M

Unintended by knicnort3
Edward didn't care about anything or anyone, but a cruel scam on the pastor's daughter sends his world upside down.A meaningless night to him results in a teen pregnancy followed by a marriage that neither of them wants. *AH* Sum Inside
Twilight - Rated: M

We Still Linger Here by 107 Yr Old Virgin
His life makes sense: Order. Precision. Passion. Until she appears and opens his eyes to a whole new world ... that was in front of him the entire time. Edward and Bella/ All Human/ M for content. Twilight - Rated: M

Worship by Beegurl13
"Age shouldn't matter. When you meet the person that completes all the unfinished parts of you, it shouldn't matter about anything else." The story of a brazen young man, an invisible woman, and an unholy worship. E&B, AH, rated M, drabble fic. Twilight


  1. I've noticed lately that some authors are on these lists/polls quite often....sure some have so many fics you can't count but I think we should give other people a chance, too. It should not matter whether the author is friends with one of the admins or not.
    The folks who come here wonder about the pimping of certain authors and their old fics.....
    it's not interesting seeing one author day in day out with fics I've read two years ago.

  2. I can see your frustration, but TLS is essentially an online reading circle with over 300 members.
    It's only natural that some of our members have a favorite author that they follow and rec. Are relishing in and rediscovering. Or falling in love with for the first time.
    *shrugs* All we do is the note keeping at the meetings.
    But best of luck with the writing and reading and you can always rec us stuff. Our twitter addresses are on the Meet the Ladies of TLS tab.

  3. makaki84, I absolutely agree with you! It has been on my mind for some time to comment about it following discussion with other users.

    Chances are if you find a great story here & love it, you will put the author(s) on alert yourself, so it isn't necessary for the same names to be repeated. Maybe the inclusion on polls could be restricted so no 1 author is listed more than once in a 3 or 4 month period? There are so many writers out there that this is entirely possible - especially with members forced to look beyond their favorites. This would give others a chance, would prevent the polls becoming stale (which is why I vote less & less), & save the same writers being promoted continuously.

    I enjoy the's my go to fic tool & otherwise I have no grumbles :)


  4. My mobile fails. I wanted to add the same should apply to all lists & reviews, not just polls.


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  6. Hello Jpx and Makaki,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read the blog and vote on our polls!

    In response to your poll concerns;

    This blog and the Meet the Poll posts are a direct reflection of the stories we are actually reading each week, not the stories that we feel need notoriety. There is no fair or unfair, we simply post what we are reading each week.

    If you are concerned about some of your favorites being a part of our polls and are not in our facebook group, then please feel free to recommend a story to us. We will be happy to check it out and if we agree with your recommendation we will be happy to include it.

    The Lemonade Stand has a versatile poll every week. Some weeks there will be an author that has been on a previous poll and some weeks there will be all new authors, but being that each week we offer almost 20 stories, and we have been posting for 10 months, there will certainly be times when authors that have already been on the poll, will be there again.

    Thanks so much for your suggestions and we are happy to have you guys reading each week!