Three short years ago I logged onto Blogger and created a neon rainbow colored blog (that didn't last long) for twilight fanfiction recommendations. The color format quickly changed from neons to the well embraced black and yellow TLS theme. We formulated a poll to post each and every week that you logged on to vote and help us determine the fics of the week.
Fast forward to today and we are just shy of 1,000 followers, have a personalized theme and continue to pump out weekly features. We bring you story recs with our Staff Recommended Fic Features, New story recs through our TLS Nursery posts each month, One-shot recs with our monthly round up of the Lemon Drops, we offer a Flash Fic Friday feature every friday during the summer and we have added a feature that highlights published reads as well!
Just to reiterate... TLS doesn't plan on going anywhere. We love all of our followers and thank each and every one of you for hanging here with us... Seriously a big thanks to everyone that has logged on to vote on our polls from the beginning. The TLS facebook group started on December 17, 2010 with our first blog post on January 6, 2011... we've continued to evolve effortlessly since. I hope that all of you will stick around and read with us as we continue to rec the best of the best fics out there.
We will still feature staff recommended stories, bring you Nursery recs, Lemon Drops and published reads... we just won't be posting polls any longer. From the beginning, we've done a poll every week and though it's been fun, it's created a lot of extra work. Blame me if you're upset about it. I ultimately made that call. We want to keep it fun, not make this a job ... so therefore I decided to take polls out of the equation all together.
We aim to take the work out of fic diving by only bringing you trusted recs that won't let you down... that's our goal for 2014. We don't want to let you down, so tell us how we're doing from time to time. Leave comments under the features, fill out the contact form on the blog or just rec a story that's rocking your world.
Thank you to the ladies that bring this blog to life each week: Kennedy Nicole Maddock, Ed Mazin, Kim Swanson, Michelle, Twilover SevenSix, Jaime Arkins, Nat McEvil, Six Dlbfive, Obsmama and Surething302.
We hope that each of you have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and we will see you in 2014!
You didn't think we'd leave you without recs did you? Hold tight and listen up... here are three stories that TLS'ers are buzzing about:
Rochelle Allison rec'd this and it seems that everyone in TLS LOVES loves this one:
The Violet Hour by TheBlueWatch (amazing collab b/t VampsHaveLaws and SparrowNotes24)
"As the days blurred by, his presence stirring up something inside of me, I couldn't decide who had affected me more. The storm. Or him." A story of finding passion when you least expect it.
Ed Mazin and Thimbles say to read this one:
With Ties by BelieveItOrNot
When everything Bella hoped for in a future is no longer an option, she has to find a way to rise above. She learns that expectations are meaningless and that sometimes, a throw-away length of thread can hold more value than a diamond ring. A Light the Darkness Contest Entry. First Place Winner Public and Judges' Vote.
Nic and Kim Swanson say that this one is a must:
Vespers by spoons are for marmalade skies
A tragedy leaves Bella in a spiral of strange events. She's more confused than ever when a hot, magnetic lawyer offers a distraction from the tangled feelings she has for her oldest friend.
Stay tuned in 2014 for new features and the announcement of the 2013 TLS Fic of the YEAR!