Monday, May 30, 2011

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

An Acquired Taste by Magnolia822
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7000756/1/An_Acquired_Taste
Arrogant British celebrity chef Edward Cullen made an impression on NYC caterer Bella Swan long before either one of them became a success. Now, armed with her cat and a devious practical joke, Bella's plan may turn up the heat for both of them. ExB OOC
Twilight - Rated: M

Broken Headboards, Power Panties, and Penis Charms by Nyddi
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6896020/1/Broken_Headboards_Power_Panties_and_Penis_Charms
A lonely man. The young, beautiful, obnoxiously horny girl he swore to protect. Question is, how did he protect her from himself? E x B  Twilight - Rated: M

The Hunt by AcrossTheSkyInStars
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5668096/1/
On a job in Ohio, Emmett is kidnapped by a vampire. His brother, Edward, is on the hunt to find him, battling the supernatural and his lust for the coven leader...Bella. AU. Sort of a Supernatural/Twilight crossover.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure

Elementary Education by Muse2MyMojo (Nikita2009 and SweetPoeticJustice)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6696712/1/
New Principal Bella Swan's life is turned upside down when she meets Edward, a sweet sexy first grade teacher.Can she handle a not so elementary education?

Expectations and Other Moving Pieces by chrometurtle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5440859/1/Expectations_and_Other_Moving_Pieces
Everything I had done in my life seemed to lead up to this moment. The moment when I found myself bound inextricably to a man I didn't love, trapped in a life I didn't want. And if I left him, I would be entirely alone. Twilight - Rated: M

Just One of the Boys by Tkegl
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6180157/1/Just_One_of_the_Boys
Bella's dying to break into the music biz, but is thwarted at every turn. When boy band 5Point holds open auditions, it could be her big chance. Of course, first she has to convince them she's a boy… AND hide her huge crush on the dreamy lead singer. Twilight - Rated: M

Never Sleep in a Strange Man's Bed by WndrngY
http://twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=3361
Bella takes a vacation to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina to meet Alice's new boyfriend, Jasper. Rosalie and Emmett come along, too, just in case Bella didn't feel like enough of a fifth wheel. With Jasper's roommate out of town, Bella has his nice big bed all to herself. Until Edward comes home in the middle of the night...

Once and Future Lovers by LittleSecret84
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6996824/1/once_and_future_lovers
He told me once that he preferred brunettes, but his fingers were always playing with long, blonde strands. He could never make up his mind... until he did. And now that I'm back I don't think he deserves a second chance. Twilight - Rated: M

Rhapsody in B by Lillybellis
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5427856/1/Rhapsody_in_B
When a rising musician falls in love with his small-town childhood friend, can their yearly New Year's Eve tradition bring them together once he rockets to stardom and leaves her behind?

Show and Don't Tell by Brits23
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4951259/1/Show_and_Dont_Tell 
Bella meets Edward when he picks up his nephew from her Pre-K Class, and sparks fly. Are there some complications that even the strongest of hearts can't overcome? Can they resist the one thing they can't have-each other?

Sweet Science by FanboyMike
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6834948/1/Sweet_Science
Edward had a simple goal. To become a successful boxer and prove his father wrong. That was until he met Cullen Gyms new Media Consultant Bella Swan. ExB AU AH Mostly canon pairings. Twilight - Rated: M

The Journal by MsEm
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889509/1/The_Journal
His wife's journal. He shouldn't read it, but he can't help himself. My entries I entered into the Quickie Contest, EXTENDED. Twilight - Rated: M

True Love Way by TeamBella23
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6428102/1/True_Love_Way
Moving Trucks and Sunglasses. Rollerblades and Heart Shaped Potatoes. M&M's for Smiles and Notes Across Lawns. "Sometimes I'm just sad." and "I fucking love you hard." A story about first loves and the struggle to keep it. OOC/AH Drabble. Heavy Themes. Twilight - Rated: M

Virtuous Punishment by ARollingStone
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6964825/1/Virtuous_Punishment
D/s, AH - Professor Edward Masen arrives at Columbia University, his new place of work, to continue with his Psychology teaching. But, his self-controlled world is turned upside down by a self-righteous young woman that piques his darkest of desires. Twilight - Rated: M

Words With Friends by Nolebucgrl 
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6910604/1/Words_with_Friends
Bella Swan has a major crush on a major star, Edward Cullen. They have an obsession with the same game. Can they connect through Words with Friends and become more than that? Time will tell! Rated M for possible lemons down the line and some language.
Twilight - Rated: M

Sunday, May 29, 2011

TLS PRESENTS LYRICS & LEMONS O/S Contest

 
TLS is proud to announce the launch of its first ever O/S contest and, because we’re a very musical bunch, this is all about the groove!!

The purpose is to bring you great one-shots, with great lemonade, and great music. So…pic a tune, and get it fic’d!!
If a song doesn't come directly to mind, we have a list of songs, under the guidelines, suggested by some of the members of TLS, if you’re up to the challenge:

Just a few ground rules to abide by:

Authors can write from a song of their choice or choose any of the TLS suggestions in the list above.    
  1. The O/S must contain a LEMON - graphic, descriptive, solo, voyeuristic, flashback, etc. as long as it's a lemon! (IT'S THE LEMONADE STAND RIGHT?)
  2. The O/S should portray lyrics from the song it corresponds with. IF YOUR STORY IS THE SONG COMING TO LIFE, THEN, NO LYRICS WILL BE NEEDED WITHIN YOUR STORY. IF YOUR STORY DOES NOT BRING TO LIFE, THE SONG THAT YOU CHOOSE, PLEASE INCLUDE SOME LYRICS. Some lyrics should be iIf you choose to write a story that has no life of the song you've chosen then lyrics should be included in the O/S, but not overwhelm the story (for example:  background or mood music, Edward singing to Bella, at a concert, etc.)
  3. O/S length requirements: Minimum 1K words – Maximum 10K words.
  4. Any pairing, AH or AU is welcome.
  5. Any genre (humor, romance, angst) is also welcome.
  6. Submissions are ANONYMOUS! Please feel free to promote the contest but do not give hints as to which entry is yours!
  7. Since we are all for promoting quality fics at TLS, submissions must be beta'd! You can either pick a beta from the list below or use your own, but please make sure that they aren't biased with voting or leak which story is yours! *In case you intend to use one of the betas we are providing, please send your story over to us, so that we can send it to them blind (they may vote also).
  8. Collaborations are welcome, but if you enter your story as collaboration you may not enter a personal submission.
  9. Include a link to youtube or similar with the version of the song you used!

June 15 – July 13:       submissions accepted
July 16 – July 23:        public voting
July 30th – August 1:  winners (public voting and judges’ pick) announced

All entries will be posted to ff.net under the account name: TLS Lyrics and Lemons
link: http://www.fanfiction.net/~tlslyricsandlemonscontest

Artist Name - Song Title:
A Fine Frenzy - You Picked Me
A Perfect Circle - Magdalena
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele-Set Fire to the Rain
Alanis Morisette - You Oughta Know
Black Crows - Hard to Handle
Blake Shelton - Honey Bee
Bonnie Raitt - Something To Talk About
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Carter's Chord - A Little Less Comfortable
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
The Cure - Pictures of You
Damien Rice - Volcano
Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One
Depeche Mode - In your room
Dierks Bentley - I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes
The Divinyls - I Touch Myself
Doobie Brothers - Black Water
Elaine Elias - Kissed by Nature
Elton John- Tiny Dancer
Elvis- Fever
Far - Pony
Gary Allan - Nothing On But The Radio
George Michael - Father Figure
Haddaway - What Is Love
Josh Abbott Band - Oh Tonight
John Mayer - My Stupid Mouth
Josh Turner - Your Man
Josh Turner - Why Dont We Just Dance
Katy Perry - E.T.
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
Kings of Leon - Be Somebody
Kings of Leon - Closer
Kings of Leon- Pickup Truck
Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
Mario Vasquez - Gallery
Maroon 5 -  Sunday Morning
My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay
Pearl Jam - Evenflow
Pearl Jam - State of Love and Trust
Sam Roberts - A Stone Would Cry Out
Sam Roberts - With a Bullet
Sara Bareilles - Gravity
Sophie Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Stereophonics - You're my Star
Stereophonics - It means nothing
Stevie Nicks - Seventeen
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
Teagan and Sara - Nineteen
Theory of a Deadman - Bad Girlfriend
Toby Keith - Bullets in the Gun
Tony Orlando - Knock Three Times
The Used - Paralyzed
Zac Brown Band - Colder Weather (featuring Amos Lee)

Special thanks to these for the amazing banners contributed:
evilnat
Remmykins
Malena Mssl - M3
Lara Johnson
Mzbionic
Alice Sweetcheeks (ASS)
FanBoy Mike
Jaime Arkin

TLS Betas for the contest:
SueBee Thundercocks-ho (FB) SueBee0619 (on FFN & Twitter)
Marnie Waitzman

TLS Pre-readers for the contest.
They will read the entries before they get posted for public view to make sure they abide by the rules:
evilnat
SueBee Thundercocks-ho (FB) SueBee0619 (on FFN)
Marnie Waitzman

Judges (remember that this is an anonymous contest!):

PAWsPeaches
Kennedy Nicole Cullen - Nic
Monica Manunta - LaMomo
Mike - fanboymike
Malena Mssl Masen - M3


Dates and submission info:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fab Four for You to Savor and Enjoy

 

Cullen's Anatomy by LisaDawn75

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6924081/1/Cullens_Anatomy

Cullen’s Anatomy by LisaDawn75
Reviewed by busymommy

I began reading Cullen’s Anatomy when I found out it’s written by my validation beta from Twilighted.  I kept reading because the story she tells is poignant. Bella is a single mom whose little boy has non-stable Type I Diabetes. Due to her son’s disease, she’s struggled to keep a job, forcing her to rely on Medicaid, a system that, I know from personal experience, is like putting a band aid on a broken arm. Matt, Bella’s son, is being given substandard care, despite the fact that she has all but begged for better.
Bella collected her things and turned her Thriftway apron in, before dashing to her truck in the pouring rain. It had only been misting earlier, but Bella thought the weather situation a metaphor for her own life. When it rained, it poured. She turned onto the road in the downpour and headed toward Forks Elementary School to pick Matthew up.
One more job she had been fired from. It seemed as if she had worked at almost every business in Forks, and she was now ineligible to be rehired at the local grocery store. Her son's condition had caused her to make several trips with him to the emergency room, resulting in her having to call in to work multiple times. The doctors just could not seem to get a handle on his blood sugar levels.

Enter Edward, a medical student taking an Ethics class with a professor who is an advocate for better health care for indigents. The professor assigns all the students to work with an indigent client to help them seek out methods for obtaining the needed medical care for their disease. Edward has lived his life with a silver spoon in his mouth, never wanting for anything. He has preconceived notions of people in the Medicaid system, ideas that are quickly put to the test when he meets Bella.
You will work with an underprivileged male/female and assist him/her and his/her family in medical assessment and treatment of any medical diagnoses, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. You will then write a twenty page paper describing your experience, the family you were assigned, along with your medical plan to help the family seek medical care and maintain compliance. This assignment is worth 50% of your total grade. 
Edward groaned at the idea. While he did not consider himself a snob, he was from an affluent family, and he also knew that most patients who lived under the poverty level were noncompliant with their medical instructions.
It was basically going to be a waste of his precious time.


While working with Bella, Edward is forced to re-evaluate everything he has believed to be true about indigent care. He sees a loving mother struggling to do the best she can after being abandoned by her son’s father. But, more than that, he sees a beautiful woman who deserves to be treated with respect. Bella is not initially thrilled about the assignment, having to fight her own pride about accepting Edwards help. The more time they spend together, the more their prejudices slip away and they both realize they are developing feelings for each other.

 Edward helps Bella’s get an interview with his father, Carlisle, the local doctor in Forks. It seems Bella’s circumstances are beginning to change, finally offering her the opportunity to afford the help her son needs, when a medical crisis occurs, sending Matt to the emergency room.
She nodded numbly. "It was one hundred five this morning. Is there anything you can do? Can you get a specialist for him?"
He flipped the chart closed. "Sorry, but Medicaid won't pay for that unless it comes from his regular doctor. We've notified Dr. Ferguson, and he'll see your son tonight and in the morning to discharge him home. It'll be just a few minutes."
And with that, he was gone. Bella had a million questions that were unanswered.
After another hour of waiting, a nurse finally arrived to wheel Matt up to his room in the pediatric unit. Bella could not understand why he wasn't being placed in the ICU.
"Why is he going to the regular peds floor?" she asked.
The nurse shrugged. "The doctor ordered him to go to the floor."
"But he needs to be on an insulin drip! I know my son, and he could easily go into a diabetic coma," she said desperately.
The nurse sighed. "Ma'am, the ICU is already at capacity with Medicaid patients, and Dr. Carrico knows what he's doing. Don't worry about it."


Will the blossoming attraction between Edward and Bella survive Matthew’s medical crisis? Will Bella learn that accepting help is not the same as a handout?  Will she risk her heart again, or are her fears that she and Matt are just Edward’s project, to be discarded once he gets his grade a real concern?  Al of these questions have yet to be answered. LisaDawn75 has set a realistic pace to this story, allowing Edward and Bella to learn to trust each other and themselves. I can’t wait to watch this story continue to unfold.



My Soul to Save by Cullen Concession
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6963767/1/My_Soul_To_Save
He used her, hurt her and broke her. Can she break free and let go now that her soul has been torn in two? Can a free spirit help her pick up the pieces? Warning this piece deals with the issues of abuse.
Twilight - Rated: M
review by butterflybetty http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1964154/butterflybetty

 
When a writer decides to sit down and write about abuse, the outcome is usually one of two; either they sugarcoat it, making it seems like it's not that big of a deal, or, they overdo it, making it unrealistic. Cullen Concession is the exception to the rule. In her wonderful story, My Soul to Save, we quickly find ourselves being pulled into the life of a desperate Bella, who knows she needs to get away, but can't find the opening she needs.
 Chapter 1
I found myself driving 80 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. I couldn't slow down. I had to get away again. My knuckles were white; I gripped the steering wheel so hard. But I swore, I was going to stay away this time. I instinctively reached for my neck. Damn, I hoped I didn't have bruises. I had no clue how to explain this. How do you hide bruises on your neck in the middle of the freaking summer? I knew I wasn't going to die, but I was tired of wondering how far I could be pushed.

Weaving a web of untapped emotions, and grieving along with her character, I find myself holding my breath through almost every chapter she puts up. If you haven't read this yet, go do it now. Simply, it's amazing.



The Practice of Love by BellaDonnaCullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5995388/1/The_Practice_of_Love
When the disarmingly handsome Edward Masen turns up as a new patient, the life Dr. Isabella Swan has carefully put together will be shattered forever. What will it take to put the pieces back together again? What does it take to heal? AH/AU, canon parings
Twilight - Rated: M

review by Kiki TheDreamer
http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2794583/KikiTheDreamer 

What could I say about The Practise of Love that hasn't already said? As I sit at my computer, trying to figure out how to do this story the justice it deserves, I calmly think back to what it was that first got my attention. I realized it was the first chapter, watching almost like an outsider into the introduction of Bella as the Doctor and Edward as the patient, They were both so vulnerable. belladonnacullen has such a way with words and the feelings behind them. The music in particular, resonated with me. Everything from The Smiths to Propagandhi, the punk band from the city I grew up in. At times the story had me both cracking up and sobbing like a baby.

You get sucked into the characters, as you learn of their lives as well as their past. Edward's past was what got me, it was as if I could have known him a lifetime ago. Actually I believe that I may have. This isn't just a simple story of a  scared man meeting a scared woman, it has layers that keeps you captivated from start to finish. I don't know if I explained that very well so I'll continue with one of my favourite parts. Which is really hard to do, because everything in the story was my favourite.

 "Mama likes a Smiths," Nessie piped up.

"The Smiths?" Edward looked surprised.

"What's wrong with The Smiths?"

"A celibate vegetarian moaning about how he wants to die? That brings you joy?" Edward asked, turning his whole body so that he was facing me. God, even with Ness around, even in my messy car, even as he challenged my musical taste, the space between us was still charged and my body buzzed.



This Life by CaraNo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6861614/1/This_Life
It's 2010 and the infamous Cullen brothers arrive in Forks with one purpose. To find wives. They are linked to the Masen Family in Chicago, and their jobs are not normal ones. Not legal ones. Do Bella and Rose stand a chance? Not likely. No heavy angst!
Twilight - Rated: M -  
review by Mina Rivera

The first thing that attracted to me of this story was the world Cara No has created. This story is not set in the modern world as we know it, oh no… It’s the year 2010, but this world has a different set of rules. It has all the stuff we currently have, all the people in it, event the crazy ones *cough* Britney Spears *cough*. The entire modern tech and all the social networks are present, I mean, we have to have facebook, right? But, there are still those who embrace old traditions. You will find these people in small towns such as the lovely rainy Forks.
The one major difference between this world and ours is that, in the United States, it's illegal for a girl to do much of anything without the consent of her father. I can practically hear the screams of injustice from here, but trust me; you want to read this tory for that same reason.
There is courting and there are arranged marriages. Yep! You read that right.
Girls from small towns like Forks are expected to be respectful towards their fathers, do all the housework, and never EVER curse or raise their voice. So, if you're a girl from a town like Forks, you better keep your potty mouth in check and any sassy and snarky remarks away from daddy dearest. Oh, and you better treat your future husband with the respect he deserves, even if his choice of profession isn’t exactly what you would call… legal.
Mmm… Now Bella and Rosalie would have to disagree…
I knew what men liked, and I did enjoy taking care of people. My only fear was that Charlie would agree to the wrong suitor.
Rose and I often argued over that.
She didn't want to get married. At all. She was too stubborn and bitchy to even consider it. Not that it was her choice, of course, and God knows she has a pleading look perfected for her father who has reluctantly turned down a few suitors already.
Me on the other hand, sure I want to get married. The only thing I don't want is to be expected to shut up. I still have a mind of my own, and strong opinions. I can only hope my future husband won't be a tyrant, because I know damn well that they exist.
Now things get more complicated when the Cullen Family arrives in town. This family is perfect, on the outside…
We all knew of the Cullen Family, of course.
Carlisle and Esme Cullen, him being a respected surgeon, and her being a devoted housewife… and of course their two sons, Emmett and Edward.
On the outside, they were one of the finest people you could ever encounter; educated, rich, polite, church goers. Even the boys in their 24 and 25 year old glory – with Emmett being the oldest – went to mass every Sunday, being the good Catholics they pretend to be.
There were tea parties and benefits. Jackie O suits and large hats, the whole shebang.
But like I said, this was on the outside.
Behind closed doors, they were all linked to the Masen Family in Chicago.
Organized crime hailing from Ireland.
GASP! Organized crime? But what father would even think of letting their daughters marry into this type of family? ßsense the sarcasm…
Yeah… you are not gonna like the parents in this one, because the Cullen Boys, Emmett and Edward, have set their eyes on two girls specifically. Wanna take a guess who they are?
"I have fucked up news," Rose sighed heavily as the three of us sat down for lunch.
She had been off all day but the three of us didn't have any classes together on Mondays, so I knew she waited for this.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"I've been approached by one of the Cullen brothers," she admitted quietly.
My heart ached for her when I saw her eyes well up.
"Oh, Rose," Alice whispered sadly. "What happened?"
"He came by our house," she told us, venom lacing her voice. "I've been seeing that Jeep everyday for a week now, and yesterday it was parked outside my house."
Shit. This can't be good.
But I thought it was strange, because the Jeep was the car I saw most seldom. I usually saw the black BMW or the Aston Martin.
"Did he…?" Alice prompted quietly.
Rose nodded in defeat. "Yes. Emmett Cullen asked my father to meet with me."
Oh, God.
"But surely your father won't say yes to a Cullen," I said.
"He already did," she replied as tears spilled over.
And the plot thickens…
"Is there anything I can do for you?" I asked them politely as Edward sat down again.
"Actually, you can have a seat, honey," dad said.
I wasn't prepared for that.
Maybe this wasn't about me at all, because the first visit from a man always takes place without the girl.
"Okay," I responded quietly as I took my seat next to dad.
I felt Edward's eyes on me as I kept my eyes anywhere but on him.
"Edward here has requested to spend some time with you," Charlie said, his eyes cold and fixed on Edward.
I swallowed hard.
"To see if you're the match he's been looking for," dad added as if the words tasted horrible.
"With all due respect, Chief Swan, that is not what I said," Edward said smoothly.
Another shiver that I couldn't understand ran through me.
Dad huffed and crossed his arms over his chest. "No, you said you already knew my girl was your match," and the last word was spat.
I… didn't know what to say.
Surely my dad would say no, right?
But I didn't understand why Charlie was so upset. Couldn't he just say no and be done with it?
"I did," Edward murmured, and once again I felt his eyes on me.
It was quiet for a full minute before I decided to break the palpable tension.
"And what did you say?" I asked dad quietly.
I held my breath as Charlie's shoulders slumped.
No, it can't be.
Glancing at Edward, I noticed how he radiated confidence and authority, something I always thought Charlie had so much of, but as I watched Edward; it was quite evident that he was above my father. Someway, somehow, Edward Cullen had more power than my father who was the Chief of Police. And even though there was no condescending smirk, or even the hint of smugness, Edward knew how above my father was.
"I said yes," dad sighed heavily.
Swallowing hard as hell, I nodded, half in defeat and half in acknowledgment.
Don’t worry children; there won’t be any heavy angst, no jealousy and no infidelity whatsoever. The Cullen boys are not exactly what they seem to be. This Edward will win your heart in spite of his choice of career, which you will learn in advanced chapters. And as for action, it'll come later in the story, and I mean BOTH kinds of action. *winks*
Whistler, as this Edward is known around, has a good heart. He is protective and caring. He's a one-woman man, and the woman he has set his eyes on… well, that's our Bella, of course. He is, however, an outlaw. Can Bella love him for who he is? I have no doubt the readers will, though.
I mean, sexy Irish bad boy that has that crooked smile and sexy whistle playing fingers… mmm…
*shakes her head*
What was I talking about?


Oh right!
This Life, by Cara No… and Whistler.
Oh Whistler… *dreamy sigh*
Anyways, in this story our Bella will put up a fight, people. She is potty-mouthed, confident, but still young, she is still growing up, and Edward will show her the way, that is, if she lets him!
I highly recommend you give this story a shot, Cara No has proven once again she can write in a way that sucks you up in the plot and has you begging shamelessly for updates. Not to mention she writes one of the cutest kids, his name is Alec and you seriously can’t help but want him to call you Tush, that kid is cheeky and cute as hell!
So go ahead, click on that link above, sit back with a glass of Bailey’s and enjoy the ride, eh?
Bella is a down on her luck single mom whose son has a severe medical condition. Edward is a medical student whose ethic project is to help Bella and her son find medical care. Neither are too happy with the arrangement and can they work together? AH, BX
Twilight - Rated: M

review by busymommy

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To Slash or Not To Slash



To Slash or Not to Slash…..

So there are a lot of people out there that ask me all the time why I can read something that is sex between two men. I used to just say that I liked it, but now I wanted to tell you a little about why. I have thought long and hard about what and how to say, so I decided to bullet point it for ya.

The reason why slash rocks!

1. -The “forbidden” fruit is sometimes better to read than the typical cannon fic.

2. -The love that is expressed between the characters is written at times deeper than that of a typical Edward/Bella. There is something to prove with Slash.

3. -Contrary to popular belief the stories are much more than sex. Like any great cannon fic, there is a deep love and connection that cannot be broken by normal means.

4. = Speaking of sex, well that is for you to find out lol.

There are many Epic fics out there by some amazing authors. I wanted to take the time in the first part of this review to tell you a little about slash.

This week’s rec is Something Wicked Comes this Way by: lilgent82.

Link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6968037/1/Something_Wicked_This_Way_Comes

Official Summary:

Edward and Alice find out they come from a long line of powerful witches. Will they be able to master all the magical elements to protect themselves from oncoming danger? And what happens when a Masen witch falls in love with a Cullen Vampire? Edward/Jasper

Eddie and Ali as they call each other in the fic, live with their grandmother in Forks after the death of their parents.

As my sister walked away I looked back beneath the lamp post and no one was there. Did I imagine the hooded figure? I surely didn't imagine the feeling of panic that came over me when I saw it.

Alice seems to be the popular one at school. A cheerleader, and totally engrossed in the teenage life. Edward is shy, more reserved and keeps to himself.

I am a pretty shy person and often get nervous when having to express myself or be around new people or large groups of people. This is why I was dreading starting the Spring Semester at Forks High.

The brother and sister pair shared everything….except one secret,

It's not that I didn't "like" girls it was just I was not attracted to them. I dated girls, kissed them, and messed around with them but tits and vajajay just did nothing for me.

They both seemed plagued by the same dream of a hooded man that caused their parents to die in a car wreck during a storm.

The next morning Edward and Alice were helping their Gran clean the house for a visitor while he was cleaning the windows…..a man…blonde…blue eyes…..jogged by

It was 7:30 am, why would anyone wake up so early on a Saturday to go running? As he got closer the jogger became clearer. He was gorgeous! He was wearing a black pair of running shorts and a white Nike muscle shirt. He stood at about 6 ft 3 in tall, had honey blonde hair, and the most beautiful blue eyes. He ran with such grace and ease it looked effortless. So effortless you didn't see a single drop of sweat on his milky skin.

There are many little references to Jasper’s true origins. As the two had a short conversation out front of Edward’s home.

O.K Edward this is the part where you shake his hand! Escaping from my trance, I take his hand and give it a firm hand shake. Wow! His skin is so cold and it sends a bit of an electrical shock through my body.

I would tell you more, but you have to read to find out how Jasper and Edward interact during their first day of school at Forks High and how their powers develop.

Next week, There will be a special rec, written by someone very special.

Monday, May 23, 2011

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

Blood and Glory by drotuno
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6755101/1/Blood_and_Glory
The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Canon couples. AH/AU/ Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons. Twilight - Rated: M


Captive by totteacher
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6973645/1/Captive
Bella is kidnapped only to find herself in an unground Empire of Vampires. Her only chance to survive is to be chosen by the Dark Prince as his offerring, submiting herself to an unknown future against her will, the only other option is death. Twilight - Rated: M

Cullen, Unscripted by FictionFreak95 (FL95)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5901030/22/Cullen_Unscripted
When Edward Cullen scores an entry level internship as a writer for his distant Uncle's TV Station immediately following College, his life takes some crazy turns as he makes new friends and finds love. AH, BxE, Rated L for Lemons, Laughing and Language.

Finding Bree Tanner by coldplaywhore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6629214/1/Finding_Bree_Tanner
A comedy about trying to find your way in life, while trying to 'rescue' your high school sweetheart from hers, only to discover she doesn't want to be helped. Rated M for language and all that good stuff. Don't be fooled, this is BxE all the way.  Twilight - Fiction Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor

Get Me to You by Chicklette
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5252934/1/
Winner of Winter 2010 Indie! Pet names and Pop Tarts. Sunday mornings with Etta and Ella. Cibola. Candymouth. You finally realize the truth. What if it's too late? M for drinking, drug use, sex and effing language. ExBxJxAxEm/POV, AH, OOC.
Twilight - Rated: M

In Your World by solostintwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6811278/1/In_Your_World
Bella is running from her life when it takes an unexpected detour, To Amish Country in rural Iowa where she finds sanctuary with a caring family. And meets a man who draws her into his world. Welcome to the world of Amishward. Twilight - Rated: M -

It Happened One Night by spanglemaker9
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6944979/1/It_Happened_One_Night
Just one night, just for fun, no strings and no expectations. Simple things never stay that way. Twilight - Rated: M

Just Breathe by jtmd24
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6844825/1/Just_Breathe
What happens when the man you've loved for 6 years starts to change right before your eyes? Bella is forced to question her heart when the black sheep of the family returns. In the end, will she put her trust in the right person? AR/OOC/lemons  Twilight - Rated: M

Last First Kiss by AcrossTheSkyInStars
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4955956/1/bLast_b_bFirst_b_bKiss_b
A/H. When Bella gets accepted to Dartmouth - her dream school - she attends with her best friend/roommate Alice. While there she meets the heartbreakingly beautiful Edward Cullen and finds that she has to deal with his past and her present.

Little Green and Easybella by BettiGefecht
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6412470/1/Little_Green_and_Easybella
Bella and Edward have met before. She only remembers a silent little boy, he doesn't remember her at all. When they see each other again after years, nothing's the same any more. ExB, AU, AH. Lemon: yes. Smut: no. Entry for the "Cherry Exchange" contest Twilight - Rated: M

Meet the Masens by Fictionfreak95
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6987169/1/Meet_the_Masens
In a world based on deceit, who do you trust? AH, BxE Twilight - Rated: M

Rosebud by Arabella's
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6806825/1/
Millionaire Edward fell quickly for small town Bella, and their dreamy romance soon led to wedding bells. When their new marriage is about to fall apart, Bella goes missing. Edward is determined to search for her, but does Bella want to be found? AU-Human
Twilight - Rated: M

Sleep on the Floor by sexycereal
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6228262/1/Sleep_On_The_Floor
He steals my coffee first, my virginity second and my heart third. College fluff. AH.
Twilight - Rated: M

The Diva Diaries by KiyaRaven
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782299/1/The_Diva_Diaries
Dear Diary, I've stupidly agreed to star with Edward Jack-ass Cullen in a new Broadway show. What the hell was I thinking? I still haven't forgiven him for what he did to me during drama school. I hope the show opens before I murder him horribly. Bella.
Twilight - Rated: M

The Roommate by MandyLeigh87
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6945446/1/The_Roommate
I needed a roommate. What I got was one heck of a problem. AH BxE Rated M
Twilight - Rated: M

Under the Boardwalk by Meguhbot and Robicorn
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6462831/1/Under_the_Boardwalk
With the summer brings new people, and with the fall, an empty space they once were. See what happens when Bella meets Edward and one harmless lie turns their world upside down. Taboo/Teacher student. lemons. Be warned. Collab with Robicorn. Twilight - Rated: M

Wicked Angel by DevilishPleasures
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5631446/1/Wicked_Angel
I am Edward Cullen and I have a deadly secret: I am a hit man. My new target: Isabella Newton. With the help of my friends, we plan the crime of the century. What the hell am I going to do when she becomes more than my target and becomes my life...?
Twilight - Rated: M

A Thousand Leaves by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6276284/1/A_Thousand_Leaves
Isabella Swan grew up as the best friend of Alice Cullen, younger sister of Edward Cullen, who was never nice to Bella despite her being an "honorary Cullen." Everything changes when Edward is sent to prison for the murder of Bella's mother. AU-Human
Twilight - Rated: M

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Fantastic Four Reviews!




Beneath the Undertow by aftrnoondlight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6968728/1/
Dreams past, circumstance and sacrifice... young Edward and Bella bravely smile through the tears on life's complicated path. A short journey of pure and true devotion... of choosing love above all else. EPOV M for Language & Lemons

Review by LaMomo: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1878091/LaMomo
Who says you need a 100 chapters to make a good story?
Who says you need to relate every minute of every day?
Who says you need to relate events in chronological order?

These are not just idle, merely theoretical question. They are fairly tough and practical points of storytelling and they go hand in hand with some rare, top-notch qualities that only really good writers (or, at least, the ones with vision) have.

Bear with my ramblings a little longer and then it'll be apparent how closely these questions are intertwined with this story. They point at, on one side, the gift of delivering a "concentrated" tale that doesn't drag on for thousands of chapters and, on the other hand, at one of the key points of storytelling - focus.


This is a very short story - only 4 chapters - but it a complete and meaningful universe unto itself. Events are not narrated in chronological order and yet, you never lose track of what happens and when. Flashbacks blend into the present and then back into the future with the ease of a sepia-toned film running before our eyes. This vouches for some crafty writing and storytelling skills - if a flashback is done properly, you don't need to put in notes that read "Start Flashback" or "End Flashback". You just know.


This story is all EPOV. Edward's perspective is always a favourite of mine, on one hand because his mind is so articulate and, depending on the character, he always has a lot of potential for making a great narrator and for sharing the best moments. After all, don't we all want to be in Edward's mind? This Edward is sometimes conflicted, sometimes secretive, sometimes defeated, but never loses hope. He keeps fighting. And most of all, he keeps loving Bella, and never regrets the curved balls tha fate sends his way because he has chosen Bella over a smashing career.


This story only mentions the rest of the "bunch" in snippets and glimpses. We get to see a bit more of Carlisle and Esme, though, because they are the ones that do have an impact on Bella and Edward's life. Carlisle fans - you won't be too happy with this version at first, but he might come round. Esme is her usual understanding and loving self.

Why are the others not so much around as they are in other stories? Because they are not needed. Edward and Bella are all that's needed.

I won't be giving away any more of the plot, since this story is told in such a peculiar way. But my advice is - go read it, because the occasional heartfail will be redeemed by a scintillating ending. And because this poses a challenge to other writers out there - that is, to rethink the way they sometimes decide to tell a story. As with Charlie Swan, "less is always more".




Our Yellow House by CaraNo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6945394/1/Our_Yellow_House 
Joined at the hip since kindergarten, Edward and Bella shared it all, and at the age of 22, they were happily married, expecting their first child. But when Bella was 4 months pregnant, she was kidnapped. That was 3 years ago - HEA? Yes, I promise. Twilight - Rated: M
review by: Mina Rivera http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2130183/MinaRivera

I’m a fan of CaraNo, she is an amazing writer and she proves with this story that she can write angst like the best. I won’t give away too much on the plot, because this is a story that MUST be on your reading list. She just posted Chapter 11 and I can actually hear the email alert screaming at me to open it. I know many people don’t like to read WIP, but you won’t regret it once you start.

This story completely owns you, breaks your heart, makes you smile and, most of all, makes you wish for an happily ever after that you know will be coming, since the author herself promised so, and I can’t wait to see it come true.

So go read now, there is one hell of a surprise waiting for you in chapter two and don’t forget to stock up on tissues. You’re gonna need them!
“Our Yellow House” by CaraNo is the story of Edward and Bella. They both met in kindergarten and then became best friends and were joined by the hip since then. As time went by, they fell in love and formed a life together until they happily married at the age of 22. They were expecting their first child but, when Bella was 4 months pregnant, she was kidnapped, taken one day when she was on her way home from class to their yellow house.

That was 3 years ago, and since then Edward has been living in limbo, not knowing whether the love of his life and his unborn child are even alive.

This story should come with a major tissue warning. Just the first chapter has your heart breaking for Edward and Charlie who, in his grief for not knowing what happened to his daughter, seeks refuge in his son-in-law. Both men are stuck in the unknown, never moving forward, suspended in time. Defeated.

If there was one look I had perfected over the past few years, it was defeat. I knew that. I didn't care, though. Neither did Charlie, which was why we were so close nowadays. Both of us missing the same girl. Both of us wondering… wishing… afraid to hope. There was never any closure, but I'm not sure we want closure. No, I'm sure we don't. There's still that part that wonders, and that's the part that has me breathing. That's the part that makes sure I get out of bed each day.

The first chapter is narrated in Edward’s point of view; he takes you down memory lane where you can see how Bella and Edward went from best friends to lovers. They shared many things and many firsts.

I love this fic for that back story of how they came to be, all the sweet and sour moments of them together. Edward is constantly remembering every little detail and expression that Bella had for him: the way she talked, the sound of her laughter, the smell of her hair, the depth of her eyes… Every memory counts and Edward holds fiercely on to them. He fights so hard to keep his emotions in check, especially in front of family and friends, except for Charlie, his partner in grief. You can feel Edward’s desperation to find his love, he lives surrounded by the things Bella left behind in their yellow house, and moving on is not an option.

One time. One single time, I've been asked if I shouldn't try to move on. If I shouldn't try to find happiness again.

It was Jasper who asked and he's never met Bella.

That question sent him to the hospital with a fractured jaw.

Everyone who knew Bella, everyone who was there when we grew up together knew that there would never be another for me. It's impossible. She's the only one I can see true beauty in. She's the only one I can love that way, she's the only one I can be with… in that way.

Jasper apologized when I told him that Bella was my Alice, because I knew the eyes he had for his wife. I knew every emotion that lied in the looks he sent her. The ones of complete devotion, adoration, and love.



Ride by kris salvadore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6253744/1/Ride
Bella wanted to fulfill a fantasy - to be groped inside a crowded train. She gets her wish and more, when a sex-starved ex-convict decides she's fair game. ALLHUMAN. Mature but with plot

review by: crookedsmile101 [http://www.fanfiction.net/~crookedsmile101]

This ride is hot. Fast and hard.

A girl.

Curious.

Let’s see if I can.


A man.

Gracious.

Let’s make sure you fucking can. And again and again and again.

"without warning, he plunged his hand into my skirt and my leggings under it, going straight for my pussy. He started finger-fucking me in earnest, just in and out, in and out, fast and hard. His hand rubbed my clit hard, while it pistoned in and out of my tight, wet, hot pussy and it was insane, so fucking insane. Pleasure, hot and cold, raced all over my body. I didn't know where to concentrate, whether on his long finger fucking me, his breaths, ragged and crazy in my ear or the fact that I'm about to cum in a train full of people. I pressed my ass against his hard cock, grinding it. He pushed against me and I knew he must be dying to ram it inside me…"

Edward is just out of prison.

"Spread 'em, sweetheart."


Bella is a collage student.

"Don't stop. Don't stop. Don't fucking stop. Don't stop fucking."


Their union is hot, fast, hard.

"FUCK! Fuck, fuck, fuck.”


And impossible.

I walked a little faster, not looking back. Whoever it was better not make the mistake of harassing the chief of police's daughter. Everybody knew who I was and I wasn't exactly defenseless. Fuck you, fucker. “What do you want?”

Edward has secrest. Bella has a weakness. Starting with the words;

"Wanna go for a ride?"


"Hold on tight."


Oh God, oh God, oh God!


She tries to stay away.

But he is hard to deny, easy to comply.

And oh so very polite.

"Please, Isabella. Let me fuck you."


And she lets him in. And out. In and out. In and out. In and out.

"Breathe...," he gritted out. "Breathe, dammit."


"No, no more..." The pressure was rising again with him inside me and if I came one more time, I was certain I'd break.


"Just one more, baby, one more." Her skin glowed from exertion, her hair a wild cloud on her head. Gorgeous, just fucking gorgeous.


"One more...just one more..." Too much...oh, God. Edward! Oh God, oh God, oh God.


Life puts them on a train and sends them on a ride. A ride that is fast and hot and hard. A ride that you’ll love and hate with equal passion. Why don’t I ever find that kind of train? 


Kris Salvador doesn’t put unnecessary words in her Ride. A story with a perfect balance of plot and smut. The best smut! We all were still screaming for more but when she was done, they were done. And it was perfectly done.


Now...wanna go for a ride?




Toye by Bratty Vamp
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5343457/1/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.

review by: Nita Skarr http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2015619/nitareality

It's a given in the fandom. When someone asks for a twisted, vampire, Darkward story, there's a standard list, and this question is inevitable. “Have you read Toye yet?”

I stumbled upon this classic back in my quieter, shyer lurker days. I had just started writing fanfiction, romance/humor of course. This story changed my life. Reading Toye for the first time was like receiving a permission slip to let my brain say what it really wanted to say, give life to the characters I really wanted to write about.

With Toye, Bratty Vamp introduces us to our two girls, Bella and Rosalie on spring break, traveling through the Olympic Peninsula in a heavy rain storm. After a collision, they're forced to walk the road to try to find help. Luckily, they spy a cabin in the woods and, assuming it's deserted and they could take shelter for the night, trudge down the dirt road that leads to it.

Imagine their surprise when they find that not only is the cabin not empty, but inhabited by two very attractive men, Jasper and Emmett. As Rose tells Bella, "What did I tell you about my lucky shoes?" Rosalie grinned. "Two sexy men in the middle of nowhere? What are the odds?" she asked.

The boys take the girls in, feeding them, sharing a beer with them. Nice guys, right? Things heat up between Rosalie and Emmett, and they head off to his room. Alone with Jasper, Bella quickly discovers that he is most certainly not a nice guy. Furthermore, when she wakes the next morning, her lesson begins; vampires most definitely like to play with their food.

The horror begins as Bella, unable to do anything, watches the two vampires playing their games, forcing her to participate, as she clings to her sanity. Edward does show eventually, and he's quite unlike his brothers. I won't go further into the story, you deserve to see it unfold on your own.

Bratty Vamp's characterizations are fantastically disturbing. Jasper is downright scary, and Emmett is unlike any other I've read, taunting and malicious. Even Carlisle is creepy. She plays with our emotions, giving us hope and snatching it back.

She uses just enough detail to describe the scenes thoroughly, without overwhelming you with gore. You can see, smell, hear, and almost feel everything that Bella experiences. She really gets you into Bella's head, her hysteria, her despair.

To call this suspenseful would be an understatement. She winds you up, you're tense until the very last scene. It's horror, and it's not for the faint of heart, but the gore is moderate. The real terror here is psychological. It's masterfully written, and in my opinion, one of the best examples of this genre in Twilight fanfiction.

Complete at only seven chapters, it's a quick read. For fans of the genre, I promise you won't want to put this down once you start it. Even if this isn't your usual fare, take the risk; it's such a well written story, I really encourage you to read it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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



Adore, Adore by ooza
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6667983/1/Adore_Adore
Bella is in a bit of a financial pinch. Can one night with Edward solve all her problems? "What do you want to do to me?" she asked. "Everything." One-shot written for Tantalizing Tuesday on Southern Fan Fiction Review. Bella/Edward ~ AH ~ Rated MA/NC-17 for sexual content

An Angel at My Table by cinnamon twist 101
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5604910/1/An_Angel_At_My_Table
There are two sides to every story His and Her's. When Edward and Bella make the mistake of blurring the lines between Employer and Employee at the Annual office Christmas party both of their lives change dramatically. Told by both Bella and Edwards POV
Twilight - Rated: M

Cullen's Anatomy by LisaDawn75
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6924081/1/Cullens_Anatomy
Bella is a down on her luck single mom whose son has a severe medical condition. Edward is a medical student whose ethic project is to help Bella and her son find medical care. Neither are too happy with the arrangement and can they work together? AH, BX
Twilight - Rated: M

Daddy's Little Angel by prettykittyartist
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6371776/1/Daddys_Little_Angel
SEQUEL to CARLIE'S EYES. Bella and Edward move forward as they plan a wedding and a new life with their daughter. Will they finally get their happily ever after? AH BXE OOC
Twilight - Rated: M

Don't Fear the Reaper by DoUFlanMe (DoUTrustMe & BellaFlan)
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6442602/1/Dont_Fear_the_Reaper
Edward tells Bella she's dead, and it sounds plausible. Also, he's really hot. Knights sometimes ride in on white hearses. A twisted tale of a mortician and the woman he loves. An undertaking between DoUTrustMe and BellaFlan. AH, OOC, Dark comedy.

Drifting in the Brine by Missus Robinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6525575/1/Drifting_in_the_Brine
AU/AH EPOV Lemons/Adult themes Sequel to Swim Tadpole, Swim. A new heart beats, a family is united. A marriage blooms and a pathway is forged. Can Edward finally tame his older woman and have the family he desires? This story is not for faint of heart.
Twilight - Rated: M

If On a Winter's Night by Touchstone67
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6191221/1/If_on_a_Winters_Night
One fateful, winter's night, Edward and Jasper's lives are turned upside down. Is their relationship strong enough to withstand the aftermath, or will they be driven apart forever? Rated M for sexual situations, language. AH J/E slash

Isle Esme 2412 by Bower of Bliss
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6856090/1/Isle_ESME_2412
Where do you go once you've hit rock bottom? How do you escape when reality is out of control? And what happens when you meet the man of your dreams, and he doesn't actually exist? Journey into a strange, dystopian world where all is not as it seems OOC.
Twilight - Rated: M

My Soul to Save by Cullen Concession
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6963767/1/My_Soul_To_Save
He used her, hurt her and broke her. Can she break free and let go now that her soul has been torn in two? Can a free spirit help her pick up the pieces? Warning this piece deals with the issues of abuse.
Twilight - Rated: M

Needs & Wants by averysubtlegift
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4148559/1/Needs_and_Wants
All human. B/E Edward and Bella meet, but Bella has a long-distance boyfriend named Jacob. Will the course of true love run smooth? Does Alice know more about the future than she's letting on? Fluff, drama, and "lemonade".
Twilight - Rated: M

Oceans of Doubty by Belindella
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6357166/1/Oceans_of_Doubt
A snow white girl is taken from her friends at Forks High and dropped into an ocean of suntanned strangers—LA. A popular surfer tells his secret only to her. Can a holiday in Mexico change their set futures? Edward & Bella love story. AH/OOC/M
Twilight - Rated: M

See You Again by Mrs. Robward
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6621342/1/See_You_Again
An Edward and Bella love story wrote in cute lil' chapters. Their life is busy with college, family and work, but true love trumps all... Right? AH, M, ::most chapters have 1k words or less::
Twilight - Rated: M

The Companion by samrosey
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6413228/1/The_Companion
Need. Want. Desire. Bella thinks the best way to fulfill these things is to become a Companion. 'A guild of professional courtesans/entertainers.' A girl with a big heart, she craves it all but she's impatient, ready to play. AH. Edward and Bella.
Twilight - Rated: M

The Demons in My Dreams by Littlecat358
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6942309/1/The_Demons_in_My_Dreams
27 y.o. social worker Bella Swan has seen her fair share of troubled souls, but nothing like Edward Cullen, part owner & manager of The Cullen House Group Home. Will he allow her into his life? And can she survive the demons that haunt him? OOC, Lemons .
Twilight - Rated: M

The Elusive Mr. Cullen by dariachenowith
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6972004/1/The_Elusive_Mr_Cullen
Bella is a high class escort, Edward her newest client. They soon realize that there's more between them than great sex and witty conversations. While Bella doesn't believe in fairy tales, her life seems to be turning into one fast. Or is it? AH/OOC
Twilight - Rated: M

The Matchmaker by lizconno
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6645901/1/The_Matchmaker
Bella Swan makes her living matching up San Diego's singles. Edward Cullen is her newest client and biggest challenge so far. How many dates will Edward have before Bella realizes she's his perfect match? BxE/AH/OOC/silliness/mature themes
Twilight - Rated: M

The Practice of Love by BellaDonnaCullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5995388/1/The_Practice_of_Love
When the disarmingly handsome Edward Masen turns up as a new patient, the life Dr. Isabella Swan has carefully put together will be shattered forever. What will it take to put the pieces back together again? What does it take to heal? AH/AU, canon parings
Twilight - Rated: M

This Life by CaraNo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6861614/1/This_Life
It's 2010 and the infamous Cullen brothers arrive in Forks with one purpose. To find wives. They are linked to the Masen Family in Chicago, and their jobs are not normal ones. Not legal ones. Do Bella and Rose stand a chance? Not likely. No heavy angst!
Twilight - Rated: M -


Torn by TheRainGirl
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6877798/1/Torn
What if Edward was too late? Twilight alternate ending. Following orginial Pre-BD canon. Rated M for mature, dark themes, and violence. Angst and lemons throughout.
Twilight - Rated: M

We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by Lillybellis
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6058476/1/We_Come_to_Life_Beneath_the_Stars
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She's treading water, and he's a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words...until one night changes everything.
Twilight - Rated: M

We Used to be a Love Story by Giveusakiss413
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5700289/1/We_Used_to_Be_a_Love_Story
500 word chapters, out of sequence. They used to be a love story. Edward/Bella, from childhood to children, they were something special. M for vices. cynicism and losing everything and probably some sex. Angst. Make a story out of this. They were love.
Twilight - Rated: M

Monday, May 16, 2011

To Slash or Not To Slash

To slash or not to slash,

Hello, my name is Jason and I’m here to bring you a new perspective on a topic that can either freak you the hell out or make you unbelievably hot and bothered; that’s right, slash.

There is a lot of fic out there. Cannon, AU AH, HEA, it’s like we have used the whole entire alphabet to describe our obsession with imaginary lovers and hot sex.

So, what is it that draws some to slash?

Could it be the usage of certain words like, cock, balls, ass, or the famous line, “the head of his cock grazed my prostate?”

Could it be the thought of two or more, well built, hot and hung men hooking up and letting all of their inhabitations go.

I would like to take the time to introduce a new section to the Lemonade Stand. This section will deal exclusively with slash and everything boy. I will be recommending stories every week for you, but I will need a little help.

I want to know what you would you like to get recd. What little, dirty secret do you want my to let out of the box? Ladies and Gents out there, send me your boy sex fics.

I will read anything once; however your story might and might not be recd.

DM me on Twitter, I’m jaydogrut, or PM me of FFN or ask for my email…I’m ready for your help on my blog piece. I want to honor you the reader.

So, on to a little story that I’m reading.

I met Xavier Willow when he reviewed my story Jasper’s Wanted Needs. I came to find out he is writing a little piece of slash that is different than most.

It is more than a fic full of unrelenting sex, there is a plot behind the story.

It is a WIP that features, a young Edward that lives in an abusive home. Edward is unsure about his sexuality. This feeling was not apparent at first, as his girlfriend, Bella has a hold of his dick.

I sat in my last period class of the day staring out the window as Bella walked past my desk rubbing her finely sculpted ass against it. God I loved that ass. As she pasted she looked back giving me a cute wink while sliding a note against my desk. If she continued acting like that I swear I could get hard right here, right now, in front of my whole English class. She flipped her hair and continued walking to the front of the class to stand by Mike Newton's desk. Why would she talk to Newton? I've always disliked the kid. All he's wanted is to please me and get into Bella's pants. After taking one more look, that lasted longer than it should, I looked down at the note I had received.

"Edward, my house, ten ;) Come right at ten, - Bella"

However, Bella is a cheat and breaks Edward’s heart.

Edward runs into a boy at school. His name was Jasper.

The way he said my name sent shivers through my body. Bella never did that for me. What was I thinking? "Okay awesome!" I blurted out. He turned and started in the other direction and I found myself blushing as he walked away

This is a fic about discovery. Edward decides to turn to his sister Rosalie, as he juggles everything. He has to find a way to tell his parents. That might be easier said than done. Edward’s father is abusive.

I am not going to tell you anymore. Does Jasper feel the same way? How will Edward tell Rosalie? How will she react? Will his parents understand and how will they react?

Here is the link http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6729678/1/What_Youve_Done_To_Me

I hope you enjoy this story.

Jay

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fics of the Week May 10 - 16: The Fantastic Four Reviews

Died and Gone to Heaven by DoUTrustMe
Accidents happen. Sometimes you die and meet God. Sometimes you live and meet SexGod. B&E. AH. AU.


Review by Alice S Sweettits
WARNING!!! The risk of dying from laughter while reading Died and Gone to Heaven is quite high!! Do not read if you have a high aversion or are allergic to laughter! You may also want to use caution when reading in a public place, the likelihood of having the men in white coats sent after if you choose to do so is also a risk! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!!

Died and Gone to Heaven by the lovely and highly talented DoUTrustMe begins with Bella finding herself awakening in a hospital room with a God-like doctor attending to her. She has been in a car accident and lost her memory, confused and with no remembrance of who she is or how she got there she comes to the conclusion that the doctor must be God and she has died and gone to heaven.

"God, is that you?"

"If you want to call me that." Velvet Voice was back and levitating somewhere near my head.

I pried opened both eyes and saw sparkling green eyes in the face of an angel. Apparently, I had died and gone to heaven.


After several flirty encounters full of witty banter it is discovered that “God” or Dr. Edward Cullen is not only her doctor but also her husband.

"I'll bet all your patients want to have sex with you."

"No, the geriatric men don't usually want to. Although there was this one ..."

"Do you have sex with all your patients?"

"It depends."

"On what?"

"If I'm married to them."

"How many of your patients are you married to?"

"Just the one."

"Which one?"

"The one I'm going to have sex with."

"We're married?"

"So we are."

"So, I get to have sex with you whenever I want?"

"Unless I'm in the middle of a hospital board meeting. That might be a little awkward."

Released from the hospital Bella returns home and her attempts to remember her life and the attempts at seduction of her husband are filled with hilarity.

 “God”  “Doctor-Sex-God” Sex-Ed” are just a few of the countless nicknames Bella has for Edward. These constantly changing nicknames only enhance the abundance of humor within the story.

"What do I call you?" I asked.

He put his book down.

"What?"

"Besides Doctor SexGod? Edward. Eddie. Ed. Teddy. Ted. The Cullenator? What do I usually call you?"

"It depends on the circumstance."

"Oh?"

"If you're upset or serious you call me Edward. If you're happy and flirting you call me Edster. Then there's the Edmeister, the Ed man, Edless Horseman, Big Ed, Mr. Ed, Doctor Ed, Doctor Edper, Doctor Love ... "

"Okay, I get it. I have a lot of names for you."

"And then in the heat of passion you call me Edward-ooooh."

"Eduardo?"

"No. Oh, Edward, oh, oh, Edward oh, Edward oh. Edward-ooooh," he demonstrated in a breathy voice.

I clamped my thighs together.

"Ooooh," I responded cleverly.

"Kind of like you just did there only breathier and louder and with Edward in front," he explained politely and went back to his book.

"Just those two words? Oh, Edward, oh, oh, Edward oh, Edward oh. Edward-oooh. But not, Oh, Edward, oh, oh, harder baby, faster, deeper, oh, you're a sex machine! Oh, oh," I said in a loud breathy voice.

I'm pretty sure Doc Sex clamped his thighs together. He put his book down.

"Sometimes. Only not the part about the sex machine, although you should think about throwing that in there now and then. And you yell the names of bands."

"Bands?"

"Oh, Edward, oh, oh, harder baby, faster, deeper, oh. Hootie and the Blooooowfiiiiiiiish," he demonstrated.

Bella keeps a list of all of her favorite physical qualities of Edward and is constantly adding to it. The list begins the moment she awoke from unconsciousness in the hospital and only grows from there.

I watched Sex put noodles into his mouth. His lips, teeth and tongue worked together in perfect harmony. I watched his jaw as he chewed.

I watched Sex put noodles into his mouth. His lips, teeth and tongue worked together in perfect harmony. I watched his jaw as he chewed.

Had I added his jaw to the list? I frantically sorted the list alphabetically in ascending order and looked under the J’s.

Nope. I'd missed the jaw. How could I have missed the jaw? My list was in serious jeopardy of being incomplete. I needed to rectify that.

I put his jaw at the top of my list in bold, uppercase and italics. Not the separate, second list with The Item as the only entry, because The Item most certainly deserved its own list, but the first list, which was so long now that I was pretty sure I'd have to put it in a spreadsheet. So I could sort it faster when I needed to look something up.

He looked over at the Christmas tree in the living room as he chewed.

His jaw moved. The earth moved. I was pretty sure his jaw had just spawned my first orgasm in days. I considered yelling out 'Kings of Leeeeeeoooooon' in a breathy voice, but clenched my thighs together instead. Maybe he hadn't been kidding about the band thing after all. Or maybe it was just the power of suggestion.

I added three asterisks after the word jaw at the top of the list.

 This Bella is as quirky as they come, and her unconventional behavior and thought process endear you to her. One example being it is Christmastime and while Edward is at work she does a little bit of snooping with the gifts under the tree and forgets to re-wrap and put one back afterwards. Edward notices the missing gift and questions her about it; she of course has a highly creative explanation for the missing package.

"Is something missing from under the tree?" he asked.

Damn. I'd forgotten to do the re-wrapping. I was too busy snooping. I couldn't put much past him.

"Robbers broke into our house while I was resting," I explained, trying to put something past him.

"Huh! You'd think they would have gone for the electronics," Sex said, perplexed.

"They were robbers from the eighteenth century. They didn't know how to use electronics," I explained in greater detail.

"Really? Time travelers then? Robber time travelers from the eighteenth century? We don't get many of those in Forks." He shook his head in amazement as he took another bite of noodles.

His jaw moved again. The earth moved again. I was going to have to yell out the name of a band. I couldn't hold it in. "Bare Naked Laaaaaaadies," I said in a loud, breathy voice.

Sex looked at me curiously with his green kitchen eyes. I liked his green bedroom eyes better.

"The robbers were bare naked ladies?" he asked.

"Why yes, bare naked time travelling lady robbers from the eighteenth century," I explained in too much detail.

He shook his head again. "I'll have to put a better lock on the door. You're the only naked lady I want in the house."

The humorous and witty banter keeps up through the entire story and Died and Gone to Heaven will keep you in stitches from the very beginning to the very end I guarantee it!




Isla de Cullen by CarNo
18 year old Bella and 37 year old Edward come from both the same world and two different worlds. She's invited to Isla de Cullen thanks to Alice. Their stay is only for two weeks. Will it be enough? Smutty fic. No heavy angst. EPOV & BPOV. ExB PAIRING!

Review by Nita Skarr

With Isla de Cullen, Carano sends us on a two week holiday retreat on the private island of Edward Cullen. Eighteen year old Bella is invited along by her best friend, Alice, who's parents are long time friends of Edward's.

We learn quickly, that despite the two girls sharing very similar outward behaviors, in the author's words they're “well mannered and sweet, smart and well read “, Bella has a well hidden secret side.

This story has quite a bit of suspense propelling it, as we find out that Bella isn't the only person with secrets. The characters are intricately interwoven, and it's hard to tell, at the latest chapter update, whether the exposure of one secret will stay contained or cause a chain reaction that will have people going down like dominoes.

Once Bella meets Edward, their attraction is instantaneous. We get to see that sweet, quiet Bella is no shrinking violet, and is very self aware. Her direction in life is set, chosen by her.

When we meet Edward, it's clear that he's secure, decisive and determined. He's 37, and a successful business owner. He get's what he wants, and of course, he wants Bella.

My favorite thing about this Edward? He's unapologetic. He's a dirty, dominating, controlling and mouthy sexual being, and he owns it. He's not damaged, and he's not about accessories. What is he about then?

Straight up, hard, fucking. He's not gentle, and he is not patient.

We all read a lot of stories. We all start reading fics where we know there's going to be mad sex going on, but we just need to wait a few chapters for the story to lay out. Mr. Cullen, aptly named Takeward, is having none of that shit.

Here we are in chapter three, a few minutes after he delivers an intoxicating first kiss to our little Bella, no more than 24 hours after they met.

"Touch my cock, sweet girl," I murmured, propping myself up on my elbows. "Just use your fingers and mouth as you choose, and feel no pressure, love. Do what you feel comfortable doing."
I groaned as her wide eyes were fixed on my rather big cock, and I could practically see her wondering how that will ever fit in her.
Oh, it'll fit. I'll make sure of it.

Okay, so he's more than a little determined about where this will go right now, but he's letting her lead, right, supportive even? Let's join our couple again, oh, about five minutes later.

Stilling her movements, I lavished her neck with openmouthed kisses as I revealed more of myself. "I want you to suck my cock now, and then I'll make you scream my name when I eat your pretty little pussy."
"Okay," she gasped, scrambling back to kneeling between my legs, but I stopped her.
"Sit on the edge of the bed instead," I told her, getting out of bed as she obeyed, and once I was standing in front of her, I put one leg up on the bed as I threaded my fingers through her silky hair. "I'll go slow, little girl, I promise. Do you trust me?"
"Yes, sir," she panted. "Please…"
"Please what?" I teased, grabbing my erection to hold it in front of her mouth.
"I… I want to make you feel good. Please," and again she whimpered.
"You will, baby," I said. "Now, open your mouth for me and breathe through your nose."

You see where this is going? No. He won't be holding back. He will take, and he'll talk. Oh his ever running, dirty mouth.

"Is my little girl desperate?"
and
"Watch me, Isabella," I told her quietly as she squeezed her eyes shut. "Watch me fuck you with my tongue."
and oh my heck this
"I need that little mouth of yours again, baby girl," he said huskily as his eyes roamed over my body. "And I need to prepare your sweet pussy for me because I won't wait long," he continued, stroking his cock outside the boxers. "In fact, I'm pretty sure I will take you tomorrow ..."
I whimpered, feeling my body heat up.
My pussy throbbed.
"Do you want that, sweet girl? Do you want me to fuck your pretty little pussy tomorrow?"
I gasped, flushed scarlet… and moaned. "Yes. Please, sir."
"Good. Now get over here. I want you on all fours."

Isla de Cullen is fast moving. The plot, and yes, there's plenty of plot, will keep you guessing as to what comes next. The characters are interesting, certainly not a cliché at every turn. Many of them have their own obstacles to overcome. Their journeys interlace with the main story well, and will hold your attention without detracting from Edward and Bella time. All of this, plus a fresh and fuckhot take on the dominant/submissive relationship, makes for the kind of story that'll have you waiting on updates, and rushing to read once they've hit your box.



Major Misconduct by M7707
Edward Cullen - hot high school hockey player. Bella Swan - shy high school student. They've admired each other from afar, so what happens when they finally meet? Will they be strong enough to handle a threat from his past? No good deed goes unpunished...

Review by LaMomo

When I first started reading fanfics, right after I'd stumbled across the hall of fame (The Office, Wide Awake and The Submissive/Dominant), I stumbled across a whole slew of high school fics.
So many that they sated my craving for Breakfast-Club-mock-ups, and steered very clear of the genre for a long, long while.
Late last year, while I was diving headlong into the rich foray of SportsWard fics, and I was going through a withdrawal from HockeyWard, I stumbled (again, what can I say? You read about clumsy Bella for a considerable chunk of your time, you are bound to acquire some undesirable traits, right???) across this story.

What struck me? What stayed with me, after I'd completed reading (because yes, to those of you who shirk away from WIPs, this is COMPLETE...):
- Hot HockeyWard? Check.
- Shy, bookish Bella but adorably prone to word vomit, and constant bouts of snarkiness? Check.
- Usual suspects all accounted for? Check.
- The bad guys are bad guys and the good guys are good guys? Check.
- Good writing? Check.
- Clever and funny use of canon quotes and details? Check.

Aside from this, it is truly heartwarming to watch these two as they tiptoe around each other. Edward is the school's jock, Bella is shy and bookish - what are his motives in actually giving her the time of day? This is what she thinks when he first strikes up conversation with her. She's been watching him like a hawk for years, and has harboured a secret crush for him for years, so it's only natural to want to pinch her sides and check whether she's awake or suddenly trapped into an alternate reality.
And Edward thinks she gives mixed signals, and can't read her actions and words to save his life (whenever can Edward have a clue as to what Bella thinks or does???), because he is convinced she thinks he's just a mindless jock.
It takes a while to overcome your prejudices - and that's what they do. They talk this over, one word vomit at a time, one awkward move at a time, one cockblock at a time.
This is a very clever mix of seriosly fun times, of tooth-achingly sweet scenes (because this Edward is such an adorable guy), of pure hotness, and of some well-crafted conflict towards the end of the story.
Yes, because this isn't all fluff....they will be stumbling blocks and screw-ups...So be warned.
But go and read, because if you're not, you're seriously missing out.


Pros and Cons by SydneyAlice
As world famous con artists, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are professional rivals. Sparks fly when they are forced to join forces, but are the stakes too high? Can they escape with their lives – and their hearts?

Review by Agrutle

Bella Swan, con artist, and Edward Cullen her rival, both have partners who just happen to be dating. Each set of cons are well know and also are wanted by someone, somewhere. Edward and Bella have a pull, an attraction that she won’t admit to or act on.

"Like what you see?" Cullen smirked sexily at me.
Nope. Not even then.
"You're an ass."
"Someday, you're going to stop fighting this attraction between us," he chuckled. "I'm really looking forward to that."
"There is no attraction," I muttered stubbornly as I folded my arms across my chest and stared blankly at the window. Truthfully? There was something there. Even Alice had noticed it, but I preferred to dismiss it as intense hatred because admitting that I was attracted to my biggest rival would be absolutely mortifying.

After Cullen tricks Swan in to leaving Vegas, they go their separate ways. Edward and Jasper run a difficult con in L.A. and  decide its time to take a vacation. When Edward drops off Jasper in Georgia he picks up Swan and they head to Washington, him to see his parents and her to see Charlie. After one day with their respective parents they are both itching to get away from them and after a lengthy back and forth, and the realization that Jasper and Alice would be pissed if they cut the vacation short, it’s decided they will go somewhere together. They end up in Edward’s secret spot. Not too long after they get there a phone call is received and its a job but not just for one pair for all four of them, and its Aro who wants them all for a jewelry heist.

Everything runs smoothly for this job. Bella and Alice are in, out and back to the boys without any problems and it worries Bella. It seemed to easy, to easy. Then the bottom falls out and Bella can’t figure out what went wrong. Her and Edward need each other now more than ever.

I hastily pull the door and rush down the stairwell. I open the door to the fourth floor, pushing my way through the heavy smoke. Another explosion makes the building quake, and this one causes the tiled floor to detonate. My feet fly out from under me, and I feel the pain in my head just as my vision goes dark.

Pros and Cons keeps you on your toes, and keeps you guessing. You have to read to see just exactly what is going on. It is a must read!!