Thursday, January 31, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 1/29 - 2/5/2013: The Fab Five are up!



Professionally Personal by DH78
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8660037/1/Professionally-Personal
Aspiring tattoo artist, Bella Swan works a nine-to-five job at Cullen Energy, Inc. When forced to work with the cold, elusive, and very hot CEO, she discovers they have something in common. Can she keep things professional personal? E/B Humor/Romance. Rated: Fiction M


Review: by Magnolia822

Edward Cullen is not an easy boss to please, and his recent ascension to CEO of Cullen Energy has the entire office in a tizzy. After he fires his latest PA, it’s up to Bella Swan to fill temporarily fill the position until a replacement is found, even though she thinks he’s a bit of an overbearing snob. That is, until she gets a glimpse of ink and discovers that perhaps there’s more to Cullen than his tightly-buttoned exterior:

His long fingers rest on the file, and my eyes follow upwards until I see something that totally screws with my brain.
Ink.
Just a sliver of black ink peaks out from under his very expensive looking silver watch and cuffed sleeve, right on the wrist.
Cullen's tatted up.
This is a new development. And I'm totally turned on.
Professionally Personal is a fun, sexy fic that turns the tattoo parlour trope on its head. We’re used to reading about Edward Cullen the tat artist and Bella his very willing subject; here, it’s Edward who visits the shop where Bella’s honing her art (run by her friend Jasper) and subjects himself to her… ministrations. We discover Bella’s real talent and passion lies, not in the daily grind of 9-5, but in the skill she wields with the needle. Soon enough, the lines between the day job and night blur, and Bella is faced with a choice: does she give in to her attraction to Cullen and risk her day job if things go wrong, or fight it and miss out on what could be great sex—or more?

I glance at Jasper's work again, observing the perfect outlines of the flowers and guitar and trying to get a handle on where I should start. I'm nervous to mark him: aside from being detrimental to my own sexual sanity, I'm permanently marking him... my boss... Cullen... Edward. If I fuck this up, he will forever have physical proof of my failure.
"So, you want the guitar to be red?" I ask, my voice hoarse. I still can't bring myself to look at him. It might kill me.
I hear him clear his throat before answering. "Uh, yeah. I think that would match well with the rest of it, right?" His voice sends shivers through my body and I risk a glance at his face.
Dear God in heaven. The black shirt accentuates the green of his eyes and the lights above make several shades of reddish-bronze dance through his fucked up hair.
I realize he's staring at me, seemingly amused at my blatant ogling.
I look away and get into position to make my first marks. I place the gloves on my hands and zero in on the work I have to do.
I must be professional. I must be professional. I must be professional...

While the UST is sizzling, I’m also struck by the likeability of her main characters, especially her heroines, every time I read one of DH78’s stories. Bold and sassy, yet simultaneously sweet and vulnerable, Professionally Personal’s Bella is the kind of girl that makes a great friend. She and Rose have an excellent camaraderie that’s highlighted from the very beginning through text messaging and banter:

"You sound like a phone sex operator. You should consider a career change."
"Are you kidding? And waste this fantastic package?" She straightens, waving her hand over her body like Vanna White.
"You're right. You're much better suited for owning a bar, kicking ass, and taking names."
"Damn straight, slut.”

DH78 gives her characters dimension and humor, providing us with hilarious inner monologue that feels real. Her understanding of the way young women think makes her Bella relatable and engaging. And her Edward is the kind of guy who won’t give up without a fight once he knows what he wants. These two certainly complement each other, and after the last (smokin’) chapter, I can’t wait to see what happens next.





Tribute by SexyLexiCullen
http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=8385&textsize=0&chapter=44
The Few. The Proud. The Strong. Returning Marine Edward Masino has spent the first years of his adult life embodying that motto. But as he moves back to the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, he is introduced to a whole new code of ethics. He quickly learns that some rules cry out to be bent, but there are others that, if broken, will get him killed. Canon Couple. AH. Rated: Fiction M



You Came Too Early by Elliania
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8065162/1/You_Came_Too_Early
Edward and Bella married too young and for all the wrong reasons, so no one acted surprised when their marriage crumbled down. Two kids and five years later, events force them to live under the same roof for a while. Will they realise what they lost? AH. Older, divorced E/B. Daddyward. Twilight - Rated: M



The Princess and the E by CLWN
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6920528/1/The_Princess_and_the_E
When Bella meets the mysterious 'E' he calls her his Princess and she's soon drawn into his dangerous world of organised crime. But this is no fairytale, so when Edward finds himself in trouble, it's up to his Princess to save him. OOC/AH. ExB AxJ RxEm. Twilight - Rated: M


A River Between by WildRedPoppies
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6991987/1/A-River-Between
Privileged English heiress Isabella Swan suddenly loses everything, including her family's prized book collection. When son of rival family Edward Cullen acquires the collection and offers her a job, she is in no position to refuse. A tentative friendship based on their mutual love for books grows complicated as they enter into an arrangement—she wants the books back; he wants her.Rated: Fiction  M


Reality Minus Expectations by Little Miss Tightly Wound
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8911907/1/
When it comes to Forks's social scene, event planner Bella Swan is a smash success. Her marriage, however, crashed and burned. The town's newest real estate attorney arrives in time to add some heat of his own. Rated: Fiction M

Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet the Poll: What we read in TLS this week




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Boycotting Valentine's Day by jennlynnfs-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5681116/1/Boycotting_bValentines_b_Day
Valentine's Day approaches, but Bella chooses to hang out with her best  friend Alice. They decide to boycott Valentine's Day. Non-Valentine's  Day activites are planned, including no boys. But, Alice's brothers,  Edward and Emmett, don't count, right?Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance

Chalk by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8097837/1/
Bella needs a new hobby. Will a new pair of ugly shoes, a shirtless guy and a bag full of chalk give her any relief from the boredom? Rated for various tensions, lemons and boys on rocks. I own nothing, not even a crash pad. Rated: Fiction M

Finding the Light by Lilblackcloud-rec'd by Six
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8851473/1/Finding-the-Light
He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. Can he help her find the light.
Rated: Fiction M

God's Gift by ThatEnglishWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8853478/1/God-s-Gift
"I don't care if he's the CEO of a company that manufactures chocolate-coated puppies and rainbows. The guy is a jerk." Bella just isn't impressed by good-looking men who own their own companies, especially when they're used to getting their own way and don't take no for an answer. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Going Under by sparklnfade-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7728698/1/Going_Under
It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed. What will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it? She went under once, will she go under again? AH ExB Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama

Hold Me Down by Periwrites-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7949385/1/Hold_Me_Down
Not me. That's who this girl is. She is not me. And for the first time,  Edward wants someone who is not me. The tequila sits at the bottom of my  stomach and begins to grow tentacles. I am tequila brave.Twilight - Rated: M

Just Breathe by Anhanninen-rec'd by MidNight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8867529/1/Just-Breathe
After his wife dies, Edward's left alone to pick up the pieces of his brokenhearted daughter. He must swallow his pride and ask for help so that she can heal. He never imagined one woman could mend two hearts, just by listening. "Sometimes, all you can do is just breathe." All Human. Rated: Fiction M

Leaping by Counselor-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8817298/1/
She has a cabin on the beach for three weeks. He has a three-storied Victorian built by his grandfather. They meet and decide to leap to the last day so they don't waste time. Then they will work their way backwards to 'hello' and unravel the attraction that gives them the courage...to leap. But it's not that simple. Rated: Fiction M

Overpass by Purelyamuse-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907781/1/Overpass
"I think all the people I love will eventually leave me. Just disappear." "Maybe . . . I don't know . . . maybe we don't need lots of people. Maybe we just need one. And that's enough." BPOV. Rated: Fiction M

Ride to You by Greye Granger-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8918336/1/Ride-to-You
After Bella's father dies, she must return to her childhood home with her teenage son in tow. But the Masens are running the place now, which complicates things. Will Bella kick them off the ranch to sell it, or will they all come together and save the ranch instead? AH. E/B. RATED M. Rated: Fiction M

Say Goodbye by  MariahajilE-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8800933/1/Say-Goodbye
Sadness, anger, acceptance, love. This is the story of Bella Cullen's goodbye.
Rated: Fiction M

Something About Us by Lastoftheenglishroses-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907099/1/Something-About-Us
"Staying out of his life, at best, is the least I can do for him now." AH/EXB
Rated: Fiction M

Tequila Sunrise by  2old4fanfic-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8609638/1/Tequila-Sunrise
It started with a Tequila Sunrise and a drunken text to her ex, Jacob. Then came two pink lines on a plastic stick. Now, she's trapped with her stuck up boss in an elevator. He has an outrageous proposal that will solve her need for cash and his need for human contact. She may need a shot to decide. Rated: Fiction M

The Learned Game by Eglantine16-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8579015/1/The-Learned-Game
While on a business trip in San Diego, Edward can't find a place to stay. Luckily for him, Bella has a room for rent. Inspired by the Cary Grant film "Walk, Don't Run".
Rated: Fiction M

The Lost Son by InkJess-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8908690/1/The-Lost-Son
Edward didn't know that when he lost his mother, he'd gain a father he didn't know about. Carlisle didn't know he had another son, and no one knew if this new arrangement would work. What happens when an unknown son comes to live with a family he's never known? Who can help Edward adjust to his new life? Maybe a brown hair, brown eyed girl? ExB : Rated: Fiction M

The Man in the Long Black Coat by CrackedFic-rec'd by JedigirlSC
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8784992/1/The-Man-in-the-Long-Black-Coat
A confident man with a dark secret arrives in town, ready to make it his new playplace. But when he runs into a teenage girl with a secret of her own, his confidence is shaken, and his life may never be the same again. Vampward. Darkward. Rated: Fiction M

The Practicum by TheFicChick-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8906792/1/The-Practicum
"We're going to be teaching high schoolers how not to get each other knocked up or infected with gonorrhea. It's hardly a romantic evening for two."
Rated: Fiction M

The Traveler by MidnightLove87-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429385/1/The-Traveler
Airport after airport, you travel around the world, but why? Is there rhyme or reason to it? When Bella's new career has her traveling and bumping into the same fellow over and over will she chalk it up to coincidence or will she want more with him? Englishward/Olderward/Skyward Written for the one and only Midnight Cougar! Rated: Fiction M

This is Not My Life by IsaKassees-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5540509/1/This_Is_Not_My_Life
Follow Bella as she tries to survive a madman's abduction and keep a stranger's child from succumbing to his wild fantasies, and follow Edward as he tries to stay sane searching for his daughter taken right before his eyes. Twilight - Rated: M

Yosemite Decimal by MagTwi78-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8534317/1/Yosemite-Decimal
Bella has nailed her dream job as Seattle Times' newest Outdoors writer. She's found new friends and is settling into life in her new city. Things are coming together for her, but an arrogant stranger sends her reeling at every turn. Will her new life be as comfortable as she'd hoped, or is she set for a rocky ride? AH B&E M
Rated: Fiction M

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meet the Poll: What we read in TLS this week




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Boycotting Valentine's Day by jennlynnfs-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5681116/1/Boycotting_bValentines_b_Day
Valentine's Day approaches, but Bella chooses to hang out with her best  friend Alice. They decide to boycott Valentine's Day. Non-Valentine's  Day activites are planned, including no boys. But, Alice's brothers,  Edward and Emmett, don't count, right?Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance

Chalk by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8097837/1/
Bella needs a new hobby. Will a new pair of ugly shoes, a shirtless guy and a bag full of chalk give her any relief from the boredom? Rated for various tensions, lemons and boys on rocks. I own nothing, not even a crash pad. Rated: Fiction M

Finding the Light by Lilblackcloud-rec'd by Six
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8851473/1/Finding-the-Light
He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. Can he help her find the light.
Rated: Fiction M

God's Gift by ThatEnglishWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8853478/1/God-s-Gift
"I don't care if he's the CEO of a company that manufactures chocolate-coated puppies and rainbows. The guy is a jerk." Bella just isn't impressed by good-looking men who own their own companies, especially when they're used to getting their own way and don't take no for an answer. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Going Under by sparklnfade-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7728698/1/Going_Under
It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed. What will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it? She went under once, will she go under again? AH ExB Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama

Hold Me Down by Periwrites-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7949385/1/Hold_Me_Down
Not me. That's who this girl is. She is not me. And for the first time,  Edward wants someone who is not me. The tequila sits at the bottom of my  stomach and begins to grow tentacles. I am tequila brave.Twilight - Rated: M

Just Breathe by Anhanninen-rec'd by MidNight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8867529/1/Just-Breathe
After his wife dies, Edward's left alone to pick up the pieces of his brokenhearted daughter. He must swallow his pride and ask for help so that she can heal. He never imagined one woman could mend two hearts, just by listening. "Sometimes, all you can do is just breathe." All Human. Rated: Fiction M

Leaping by Counselor-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8817298/1/
She has a cabin on the beach for three weeks. He has a three-storied Victorian built by his grandfather. They meet and decide to leap to the last day so they don't waste time. Then they will work their way backwards to 'hello' and unravel the attraction that gives them the courage...to leap. But it's not that simple. Rated: Fiction M

Overpass by Purelyamuse-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907781/1/Overpass
"I think all the people I love will eventually leave me. Just disappear." "Maybe . . . I don't know . . . maybe we don't need lots of people. Maybe we just need one. And that's enough." BPOV. Rated: Fiction M

Ride to You by Greye Granger-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8918336/1/Ride-to-You
After Bella's father dies, she must return to her childhood home with her teenage son in tow. But the Masens are running the place now, which complicates things. Will Bella kick them off the ranch to sell it, or will they all come together and save the ranch instead? AH. E/B. RATED M. Rated: Fiction M

Say Goodbye by  MariahajilE-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8800933/1/Say-Goodbye
Sadness, anger, acceptance, love. This is the story of Bella Cullen's goodbye.
Rated: Fiction M

Something About Us by Lastoftheenglishroses-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907099/1/Something-About-Us
"Staying out of his life, at best, is the least I can do for him now." AH/EXB
Rated: Fiction M

Tequila Sunrise by  2old4fanfic-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8609638/1/Tequila-Sunrise
It started with a Tequila Sunrise and a drunken text to her ex, Jacob. Then came two pink lines on a plastic stick. Now, she's trapped with her stuck up boss in an elevator. He has an outrageous proposal that will solve her need for cash and his need for human contact. She may need a shot to decide. Rated: Fiction M

The Learned Game by Eglantine16-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8579015/1/The-Learned-Game
While on a business trip in San Diego, Edward can't find a place to stay. Luckily for him, Bella has a room for rent. Inspired by the Cary Grant film "Walk, Don't Run".
Rated: Fiction M

The Lost Son by InkJess-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8908690/1/The-Lost-Son
Edward didn't know that when he lost his mother, he'd gain a father he didn't know about. Carlisle didn't know he had another son, and no one knew if this new arrangement would work. What happens when an unknown son comes to live with a family he's never known? Who can help Edward adjust to his new life? Maybe a brown hair, brown eyed girl? ExB : Rated: Fiction M

The Man in the Long Black Coat by CrackedFic-rec'd by JedigirlSC
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8784992/1/The-Man-in-the-Long-Black-Coat
A confident man with a dark secret arrives in town, ready to make it his new playplace. But when he runs into a teenage girl with a secret of her own, his confidence is shaken, and his life may never be the same again. Vampward. Darkward. Rated: Fiction M

The Practicum by TheFicChick-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8906792/1/The-Practicum
"We're going to be teaching high schoolers how not to get each other knocked up or infected with gonorrhea. It's hardly a romantic evening for two."
Rated: Fiction M

The Traveler by MidnightLove87-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429385/1/The-Traveler
Airport after airport, you travel around the world, but why? Is there rhyme or reason to it? When Bella's new career has her traveling and bumping into the same fellow over and over will she chalk it up to coincidence or will she want more with him? Englishward/Olderward/Skyward Written for the one and only Midnight Cougar! Rated: Fiction M

This is Not My Life by IsaKassees-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5540509/1/This_Is_Not_My_Life
Follow Bella as she tries to survive a madman's abduction and keep a stranger's child from succumbing to his wild fantasies, and follow Edward as he tries to stay sane searching for his daughter taken right before his eyes. Twilight - Rated: M

Yosemite Decimal by MagTwi78-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8534317/1/Yosemite-Decimal
Bella has nailed her dream job as Seattle Times' newest Outdoors writer. She's found new friends and is settling into life in her new city. Things are coming together for her, but an arrogant stranger sends her reeling at every turn. Will her new life be as comfortable as she'd hoped, or is she set for a rocky ride? AH B&E M
Rated: Fiction M

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 1/22 - 1/28/2013: The Fab FIve are up!



Now and Then by Troublefollows  Edward
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8497520/1/Now-and-Then
Right now, she can't remember. He can't  forget or let go. Then, she fell in love fast and hard. So did he. Can the heart  remember what the mind has forgotten? Edward can only hope.  Rated: Fiction  M

Review by:  FictionFreak95

The  back of my neck is slick with sweat. The heat in this club makes my  T-shirt cling to my skin. I finish off my beer, but it does nothing to  quench my thirst or help relieve the tension in my shoulders. The music  hurts my ears. It's too loud and the bass is turned up too high. I can  feel it in my chest and inside my head like it's banging my brain  against my skull. I know all about brains and skulls and the two of them  colliding.

More than I ever wanted to know.

Ya got that right, Edward.

When  TroubleFollows1017 starts a story off like this, you know it’s gonna  suck you in.  She always has this way of capturing your full attention  right off the bat in her stories and with “Now and Then”, she does not  disappoint.

Trouble  takes us on a whirlwind journey between two rock stars with very  different lives.  He’s fast and furious,  she’s a bit more “controlled”  by the powers that be.  Not that there isn’t a rebel inside that sweet  girl somewhere.  Bella certainly wants to do her own thing but she’s torn between breaking free, and not wanting to make too many waves.

The  two of them fall in love hard and true when Bella’s mother (and  manager) books Edwards band as the opening act for Bella’s US tour.  The  only problem?  Bella’s mother does not like Edward. At all. So the two  find themselves hiding away in hotel rooms, stealing kisses (along with …  other things) and creating a relationship façade between Edward and  Bella’s sister Rose to throw Mom’s scent off of the blissful couple.

When  push comes to shove (aka, Edward can’t take the lies anymore), Bella  agrees to tell her mother everything (and when I say everything, I mean,  I can’t tell you what else because that would completely ruin your Now  and Then experience) but before she has the chance to, a horrible  accident occurs and Bella’s memory is washed away, taking everything  that she and Edward had together right along with it.
It’s  absolutely heartbreaking to watch Edward, through the “Now” chapters,  try and keep his distance when the love of his life is moving on with  hers.

I  push off the wall and order something stronger than beer at the bar. A  double. I need something to numb the ache that starts in my chest and  radiates out to every other part of my body. My heart's been damaged and  continues circulating this burning pain through my veins. You'd think  I'd be used to it by now since it's my constant companion, but somehow  that shit never gets old. It waxes and wanes but never goes away. And it  always hits me hardest when I know she needs me and there's nothing I  can do about it.

My  phone buzzes in my pocket. It's probably Jasper. It didn't take him  long to figure out I wasn't where I said I was going to be. That means  he knows I'm here and he'll be coming to get me. White Teeth hands her a  drink and she tries to wave it away, but he insists. She shouldn't be  drinking, but there's no one here to look out for her. No one but me,  and I have to stay put. If I don't, I'll do something stupid like I did  in Cincinnati. Jasper will never forgive me if I do a repeat of  Cincinnati.

What  makes it even more difficult to watch him go through the tour as  nothing more than an observer, is Bella’s POV in the “Then” chapters.   To see how in love they were, how happy, even with all the bullshit  going on with her mother (and there is some serious bullshit going on,  let me tell you), they still manage to just be so perfect together.

"Have you ever met someone and just...connected? Right away?  Instantly?" I ask. My body is pressed up against his. I slide a leg in  between his. His heart is beating as fast as mine. I can feel it beating  fast and furious. His body is warm and I want to crawl inside. There's  something about him that makes me feel like he'd protect me, hide me,  shelter me. Maybe I'm crazy.


"Never. Until today," he whispers.  His hands slip under my shirt and softly touch the skin just above my  jeans. His fingertips are rough, calloused from playing guitar, and I  want to feel them touch me everywhere.

"Me either," I admit. "I swear I don't bring all my opening acts in here."
He laughs and I can feel his breath on my neck as he bends his head lower. "Good to know."

I  let my hands move up his chest, around his neck. I breathe him in. Mom  will never let this go any further if she finds out. I'm going to have  to make sure she never finds out. Because I want this. I want him. For once, I want something that's just mine.

He could be mine.

"I'm gonna try to not overthink this, whatever this is," he says as his hands travel lower over my ass, pulling me closer.

"What do you think this is?" I practically pant.

I can feel him hard and eager against my hip. "The start of something beautiful."

His  mouth covers mine and our tongues play along. He tastes as good as he  smells and almost as good as he feels. He probably doesn't believe me,  but I have never done anything like this in my entire life. I don't play  outside the fence or color outside the lines. I do what I'm told and I  follow the rules. Rules that suffocate and hold me back. Rules that were  made to control and confine. But Edward Cullen sets me free. I want to  be free. I need to be free.

I will be free.

*wipes tears*

But  like every story of Trouble’s, she gives us hope.  A light somewhere  inside our hearts that very aptly tells us, everything’s going to be  okay, because true love always fucking conquers, dammit.

"You won't hurt me." Bella holds my face in her hands. "You'd never hurt me. Please, make me remember who I am."

With  only a couple more chapters to go in this story, I can honestly say I  certainly hope it does.  Or I might need to hurt the woman.  (not  really. I love her too much to hurt her.)

In  closing, run, do not walk to your nearest computer and if you’re not  already enriching your life with the words of this beautiful, extremely  talented lady, do it now.

With no regrets.

Big love.



Stay by FictionFreak95
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8767352/1/Stay
Sometimes a blast from your past is  exactly what you need to ignite your future. AH, BxE.  Rated: Fiction  M



Sins of My Past by  Content1
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7423404/1/Sins-of-My-Past
Bella was left by Edward to clean up the ruins of her life after his  betrayal. What happens when Edward finds out that not all was as it seems. What  are the consequences of his sins and what will he do to get her back? Rated:  Fiction M


Hatchet by PrettyKittyArtist
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8727870/1/Hatchet
Edward Cullen rules Forks. He does what he wants, when he wants. What  happens when he meets his match and she's got a lesson or two for him to learn?  Rated: Fiction M



Violent Delights by JadoreJAC
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8915085/1/Violent-Delights
The world isn't so cut-and-dried; bad people can do good things and good people can be evil. He was everything. Beautiful, sharp, and intelligent, with a black heart that burned red just for me. Not everything that's real can be seen with the naked eye. Rated: Fiction M

MEET THE POLL- What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!


A River Between by WildRedPoppies-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6991987/1/A-River-Between
Privileged English heiress Isabella Swan suddenly loses everything, including her family's prized book collection. When son of rival family Edward Cullen acquires the collection and offers her a job, she is in no position to refuse. A tentative friendship based on their mutual love for books grows complicated as they enter into an arrangement—she wants the books back; he wants her.
Rated: Fiction  M

Beneath the Surface by My-Bella-rec'd by Ryden Dirtay
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7558623/1/Beneath_The_Surface
One summer, an internship in Africa, bloodlust, sharp teeth, and a boatload of fear are all that stand in the way of Bella Cullen landing a job at the Atlanta Aquarium - As long as she doesn't count cocky shark expert Edward Masen on her list. Twilight Rated: M

Brotherly Devotion by Goldentemptress-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5070346/1/Brotherly_Devotion
When you play with fire you're gonna get burned. Bella's marriage has gone stale, and she soon finds herself tied up in a web of deceit involving her young brother-in-law Edward. Adultery is never as easy as it seems...BPOV, Rated M Twilight - Rated: M

Come Home by Samekraemer-rec'd by Maryann Liberatore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8856087/1/
Edward Cullen can't remember the last year of his life, so he doesn't understand why he has to be cared for by Bella Swan, who would give anything to change thirty seconds of her life. They both lost everything. FULL SUMMARY INSIDE. AH/AH/AU. Canon couples/OOC. Rated: Fiction M

Duet by Evilnat-rec'd by Dolly Reader
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7363300/1/Duet
duet doo-et, djuːˈɛt — n 1. Also called esp for instrumental compositions : duo a musical composition for two performers or voices 2. an action or activity performed by a pair of closely connected individuals AH ExB  Twilight - Rated: M

Falling Empire of a Heart by HoochieMomma-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6367276/1/Falling-Empire-of-a-Heart
In the final days of the Western Roman Empire, Bella's chance meeting with a mysterious stranger leads to a choice that proves inextricably bound to Britain's fate, and legend's greatest king. A tale of courage, love & destiny beneath starry skies. Rated: Fiction M

In the Shallows by Porcia-rec'd by A White Blank Page
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6806523/1/
Everywhere I look, something reminds me of him. Smells, words, colours, songs. For two years I've cried over him. The best thing that's ever happened to me. The love of my life. He left because we were hurting. Because I was in the shallows. Twilight - Rated: M

Not the Marrying Kind by BestScentEver-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8720153/1/Not-The-Marrying-Kind
"Bella, I'll be honest with you. I'm not the marrying kind, and if you're looking for happily ever after you won't find it with me. Now if it's a good time you want—I'm your man." A/H Romance with a tinge of angst. Rated: Fiction M

Osa Bella by Myg-Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6038733/1/Osa_Bella
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter's/niece's/little sister's Twilight. Angsty. Twilight Rated: M

Professionally Personal by DH78-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8660037/1/Professionally-Personal
Aspiring tattoo artist, Bella Swan works a nine-to-five job at Cullen Energy, Inc. When forced to work with the cold, elusive, and very hot CEO, she discovers they have something in common. Can she keep things professional personal? E/B Humor/Romance. Rated: Fiction M

Reality Minus Expectations by Little Miss Tightly Wound-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8911907/1/
When it comes to Forks's social scene, event planner Bella Swan is a smash success. Her marriage, however, crashed and burned. The town's newest real estate attorney arrives in time to add some heat of his own. Rated: Fiction M

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

Summer Breeze by BriannaMarley-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7710002/1/Summer_Breeze
Newly named Chief of Neurology Edward Cullen's worst fear comes to life when his wife Isabella is involved in a motor vehicle accident. EdwardxBella All Human short story. M for Mature audiences. Twilight - Rated: M

The Fantasy Basket by JenEsme-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8032020/1/The-Fantasy-Basket
2 women. 2 generations. 2 marriages on the brink of breakdown. Once love fades, how can you make a marriage survive, thrive, bloom into a relationship that others envy? The best advice may come from one you're least likely to ask. AH B/E & E/C
Rated: Fiction M

The Hive by Littlecat358-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy/Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6260588/1/The_Hive
Bella is a sexual goddess in a hidden community thriving while the world around them crumbles. Edward is an outsider looking for salvation. Their connection is instant. The passion intense. Can they find what they need in each other? Extremely NC-17! Twilight - Rated: M

The Other Way by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Twific Crackmum/PAWsPeaches
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8520960/1/The-Other-Way
Men, like jewels, require a setting. Even if the setting is the last place you'd expect. Rated M for language and other fun stuff.
Rated: Fiction M

The Princess and the E by CLWN-rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6920528/1/The_Princess_and_the_E
When Bella meets the mysterious 'E' he calls her his Princess and she's soon drawn into his dangerous world of organised crime. But this is no fairytale, so when Edward finds himself in trouble, it's up to his Princess to save him. OOC/AH. ExB AxJ RxEm. Twilight - Rated: M

Tribute by SexyLexiCullen-rec'd by Nic/Rose Arcadia
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8898312/1/Tribute
The Few. The Proud. The Strong. Returning Marine Edward Masino has spent the first years of his adult life embodying that motto. But as he moves back to the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, he is introduced to a whole new code of ethics. He quickly learns that some rules cry out to be bent, but there are others that, if broken, will get him killed. Canon Couple. AH. Rated: Fiction M

When We Drove All Night by Smellyia-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4542521/1/When-We-Drove-All-Night
He watched and was there whenever she needed him and she thought he was something while he knew she was everything. She was brilliant, wrong and perfect. AU-Human, OOC. Based on a boy. ExB Rated: Fiction M

You Came Too Early by Elliania-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8065162/1/You_Came_Too_Early
Edward and Bella married too young and for all the wrong reasons, so no one acted surprised when their marriage crumbled down. Two kids and five years later, events force them to live under the same roof for a while. Will they realise what they lost? AH. Older, divorced E/B. Daddyward. Twilight - Rated: M

Meet the Poll-What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!


A River Between by WildRedPoppies-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6991987/1/A-River-Between
Privileged English heiress Isabella Swan suddenly loses everything, including her family's prized book collection. When son of rival family Edward Cullen acquires the collection and offers her a job, she is in no position to refuse. A tentative friendship based on their mutual love for books grows complicated as they enter into an arrangement—she wants the books back; he wants her.
Rated: Fiction  M

Beneath the Surface by My-Bella-rec'd by Ryden Dirtay
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7558623/1/Beneath_The_Surface
One summer, an internship in Africa, bloodlust, sharp teeth, and a boatload of fear are all that stand in the way of Bella Cullen landing a job at the Atlanta Aquarium - As long as she doesn't count cocky shark expert Edward Masen on her list. Twilight Rated: M

Brotherly Devotion by Goldentemptress-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5070346/1/Brotherly_Devotion
When you play with fire you're gonna get burned. Bella's marriage has gone stale, and she soon finds herself tied up in a web of deceit involving her young brother-in-law Edward. Adultery is never as easy as it seems...BPOV, Rated M Twilight - Rated: M

Come Home by Samekraemer-rec'd by Maryann Liberatore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8856087/1/
Edward Cullen can't remember the last year of his life, so he doesn't understand why he has to be cared for by Bella Swan, who would give anything to change thirty seconds of her life. They both lost everything. FULL SUMMARY INSIDE. AH/AH/AU. Canon couples/OOC. Rated: Fiction M

Duet by Evilnat-rec'd by Dolly Reader
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7363300/1/Duet
duet doo-et, djuːˈɛt — n 1. Also called esp for instrumental compositions : duo a musical composition for two performers or voices 2. an action or activity performed by a pair of closely connected individuals AH ExB  Twilight - Rated: M

Falling Empire of a Heart by HoochieMomma-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6367276/1/Falling-Empire-of-a-Heart
In the final days of the Western Roman Empire, Bella's chance meeting with a mysterious stranger leads to a choice that proves inextricably bound to Britain's fate, and legend's greatest king. A tale of courage, love & destiny beneath starry skies. Rated: Fiction M

In the Shallows by Porcia-rec'd by A White Blank Page
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6806523/1/
Everywhere I look, something reminds me of him. Smells, words, colours, songs. For two years I've cried over him. The best thing that's ever happened to me. The love of my life. He left because we were hurting. Because I was in the shallows. Twilight - Rated: M

Not the Marrying Kind by BestScentEver-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8720153/1/Not-The-Marrying-Kind
"Bella, I'll be honest with you. I'm not the marrying kind, and if you're looking for happily ever after you won't find it with me. Now if it's a good time you want—I'm your man." A/H Romance with a tinge of angst. Rated: Fiction M

Osa Bella by Myg-Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6038733/1/Osa_Bella
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter's/niece's/little sister's Twilight. Angsty. Twilight Rated: M

Professionally Personal by DH78-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8660037/1/Professionally-Personal
Aspiring tattoo artist, Bella Swan works a nine-to-five job at Cullen Energy, Inc. When forced to work with the cold, elusive, and very hot CEO, she discovers they have something in common. Can she keep things professional personal? E/B Humor/Romance. Rated: Fiction M

Reality Minus Expectations by Little Miss Tightly Wound-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8911907/1/
When it comes to Forks's social scene, event planner Bella Swan is a smash success. Her marriage, however, crashed and burned. The town's newest real estate attorney arrives in time to add some heat of his own. Rated: Fiction M

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

Summer Breeze by BriannaMarley-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7710002/1/Summer_Breeze
Newly named Chief of Neurology Edward Cullen's worst fear comes to life when his wife Isabella is involved in a motor vehicle accident. EdwardxBella All Human short story. M for Mature audiences. Twilight - Rated: M

The Fantasy Basket by JenEsme-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8032020/1/The-Fantasy-Basket
2 women. 2 generations. 2 marriages on the brink of breakdown. Once love fades, how can you make a marriage survive, thrive, bloom into a relationship that others envy? The best advice may come from one you're least likely to ask. AH B/E & E/C
Rated: Fiction M

The Hive by Littlecat358-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy/Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6260588/1/The_Hive
Bella is a sexual goddess in a hidden community thriving while the world around them crumbles. Edward is an outsider looking for salvation. Their connection is instant. The passion intense. Can they find what they need in each other? Extremely NC-17! Twilight - Rated: M

The Other Way by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Twific Crackmum/PAWsPeaches
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8520960/1/The-Other-Way
Men, like jewels, require a setting. Even if the setting is the last place you'd expect. Rated M for language and other fun stuff.
Rated: Fiction M

The Princess and the E by CLWN-rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6920528/1/The_Princess_and_the_E
When Bella meets the mysterious 'E' he calls her his Princess and she's soon drawn into his dangerous world of organised crime. But this is no fairytale, so when Edward finds himself in trouble, it's up to his Princess to save him. OOC/AH. ExB AxJ RxEm. Twilight - Rated: M

Tribute by SexyLexiCullen-rec'd by Nic/Rose Arcadia
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8898312/1/Tribute
The Few. The Proud. The Strong. Returning Marine Edward Masino has spent the first years of his adult life embodying that motto. But as he moves back to the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, he is introduced to a whole new code of ethics. He quickly learns that some rules cry out to be bent, but there are others that, if broken, will get him killed. Canon Couple. AH. Rated: Fiction M

When We Drove All Night by Smellyia-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4542521/1/When-We-Drove-All-Night
He watched and was there whenever she needed him and she thought he was something while he knew she was everything. She was brilliant, wrong and perfect. AU-Human, OOC. Based on a boy. ExB Rated: Fiction M

You Came Too Early by Elliania-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8065162/1/You_Came_Too_Early
Edward and Bella married too young and for all the wrong reasons, so no one acted surprised when their marriage crumbled down. Two kids and five years later, events force them to live under the same roof for a while. Will they realise what they lost? AH. Older, divorced E/B. Daddyward. Twilight - Rated: M

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 1/15 - 1/21/2013



The Other Side of the Fence by  Edward's Eternal
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8743349/1/
He hides to protect those he loves, she  hides because that is all she knows. Isolation is a way of life for both of  them. Two neighbours. All that separates them is a fence. Who knows what waits  on the other side? Can they be strong enough to find out? Rated: Fiction  M

Reviewed by: CutestKidsMom

It is a story about chance, trust and ultimately blind love. EdwardsEternal paints a beautiful picture of two people who build a relationship without seeing each other,willingly, due to the fact that they are separated by a large fence. They are neighbors and their entire relationship is based on what each of them tell each other. Bella aka Chefgirl (dubbed by our very own Edward) takes pity on the man who can't cook to save his life by preparing him  meals. They laugh and talk to each other as they share their meals all the while never seeing what the other looks like.

Fenceward (dubbed by EdwardEternal) happens to be an IT wiz and in turn helps Bella with her computer. He even gets her a cellphone and you can't help but laugh at their witty banter, text messages and just plain carefree conversations.

He introduces himself as Anthony and not Edward. His back story is unclear but their is a looming darkness there that we only know about by the fact that he wakes from nightmares.

Bella also has a terrifying and heart wrenching past. Verbally abused by her brother and father her whole life, Bella has minimal confidence in herself and believes herself to be more of a hindrance on the human race than anything else.

Anthony does not see this to be true. He falls for the silent angel and through his own strength pulls her into his own heart. It is truly a love story of epic proportions written and delivered to us through the brilliance of a writer who is dedicated to the realism and art of storytelling.

You become so invested on this blind trusting love that when they do meet you gasp and cry right along with chefgirl. EdwardsEternal doesn't hold back when she writes these characters. With each passing chapter you get sucked into the who's what's and why's of this magnificent plot.





Swan Lake by  SydneyAlice
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740351/1/
He's a lost traveler needing a place to spend the night. She's the owner of  a bed and breakfast. What could they possibly have in common? A story about  taking wrong turns and reaching destinations you never imagined. Rated: Fiction  M

The Twelve Days of Christmas by  Pattyrose
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8837380/1/The-Twelve-Days-of-Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Edward Masen meets his  girlfriend Rosalie's younger sister. The twelve days of Christmas will sure be  interesting. All human. AU. ExB. Rated: Fiction M



Not What She Seems by Savage7289
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8781538/1/
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Rated: Fiction  M



The Cullen Enterprise by Amethyst Jackson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8546502/1/
Bella has no idea how she's going to continue supporting herself and her  recovering father on her meager income…until a certain CEO waltzes in with an  offer she can't refuse. Rated: Fiction M

Sunday, January 13, 2013

MEET THE POLL- What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!


A Letter to My Husband by VioAlexandru-rec'd by Mercyrus Tales
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5396410/1/A-Letter-to-My-Husband
Well, they're married. So why isn't it everything wonderful? All human, OOC, mature themes.
Rated: Fiction M

A Startling Infatuation by Textcrazy2011-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8702765/1/A-Startling-Infatuation
Hurt when he was younger Edward finds it hard to trust his family, let alone find a girl who's worth the effort to romance. But what happens when he meets Bella, the owner of a low key bookstore? Will he open up his heart or spend the rest of his life in the shadows? AH
Rated: Fiction M

Bella? Marie? by Nyomixx-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5868159/1/Bella-Marie
Learning to trust again can seem impossible if your heart was broken by someone you loved. So when Edward discovers he's slept with Bella, his son's loving but awkward nanny, after not recognizing her at a club, can he see past her glasses to the beautiful girl within? And can Bella forgive her father after his ultimate betrayal and embrace her future? MA/OOC/AH/
Rated: Fiction  M

Bright Like the Sun by Dryler-rec'd by JadoreJAC
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4812429/1/Bright_Like_the_Sun
 When Bella goes to live with her father in Forks, things go much better than she expected. At least until a slick parking lot, a careening van, a broken arm, and her weird lab partner from biology get in the way. Rated: Fiction M

Fame by BlueIsSoul-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8397459/1/Fame
Childhood sweethearts, Bella and Edward were meant to be forever. That is until he got what he always wanted. Rated: Fiction M

Hatchet by PrettyKittyArtist-rec'd by Les Sharpe
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8727870/1/Hatchet
Edward Cullen rules Forks. He does what he wants, when he wants. What happens when he meets his match and she's got a lesson or two for him to learn? Rated: Fiction M

Humbug by Iamvican-rec'd by Vampshavelaws
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8818249/1/Humbug
"If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding." Yeah, Dickens kind of had a point.
Rated: Fiction M

Lumina by Samrosey-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8464367/1/Lumina
All he thinks about is her, and what he sees when he's with her; the lines, colouring her special, he sees the fast paced stutter of her flowing beauty and he smells her, wants to taste her. She thinks college is awkward, like a test before the actual stuff happens. She doesn't know what he is. She just thinks he's a boy, as awkward as her. Vamps - AU - E/B. 1st person POV
Rated: Fiction M

Mask of Indifference by Isabella N Edward-rec'd by MoniNP
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8602587/1/Mask-Of-Indifference
One night in Vegas changes Bella's life forever. What happens when she finds that the man she met that night, Edward Cullen, is not only her new boss but the father of her son? How will Edward react when he realizes that Bella has been keeping this secret from him?
Rated: Fiction M

Moment of Victory by RMacaroni-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8474539/1/Moment-of-Victory
There, in the middle of the exit, where we'll walk right by it on our way out to the field, is the trophy, the prize, the most coveted award for a footballer — the World Cup. The round base holds two athletes stretching up, the world on their hands, in their moment of victory. Only the greatest have held that golden statue, and today, the US finally has a chance. ExB. AH. All EPOV
Rated: Fiction M

Now and Then by Troublefollows Edward-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8497520/1/Now-and-Then
Right now, she can't remember. He can't forget or let go. Then, she fell in love fast and hard. So did he. Can the heart remember what the mind has forgotten? Edward can only hope.
Rated: Fiction M

Pearls and Swine by Bellasunshine-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8397699/1/Pearls-and-Swine
Set in the sweltering landscape of Miami, this story follows Isabella Swan, a school teacher who made the hit list of one of Miami's top crime families. What happens when the son of another crime boss is asked to take care of the problem? "Family above all else."
Rated: Fiction M

Politics and Prejudices by Damsell-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6695013/1/Politics-and-Prejudices
Bella Swan, speech writer to Senator Cullen is new to politics & D.C. Edward Masen, Chief of Staff to Senator Volturi having grown up surrounded by politics is jaded by it all. Can Bella survive this new world & can Edward overcome his prejudices? AH Rated: Fiction M

Royal Duty by LiveInDakota-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8247002/1/Royal-Duty
Life as a princess isn't a fairytale like they would lead you to believe. Sometimes decisions are made you don't like. Sometimes you don't have a choice at all. Barely out of school, it seems Bella's future has already been decided, with a marriage she doesn't want and a nation she doesn't know how to rule, but not everything is at it seems, and Edward Masen is no exception. E/B. Rated: Fiction M

Secret Sex by Erinbatt-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5806017/1/
Edward and Bella have a little secret...or so they think. A friendship that evolves into a very sweet love story. If only anyone knew about it... AH / Canon pairings. Rated: Fiction M

Sins of My Past by Content1-rec'd by MoniNP
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7423404/1/Sins-of-My-Past
Bella was left by Edward to clean up the ruins of her life after his betrayal. What happens when Edward finds out that not all was as it seems. What are the consequences of his sins and what will he do to get her back? Rated: Fiction M

Stay by FictionFreak95-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy/Obsmama/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8767352/1/Stay
Sometimes a blast from your past is exactly what you need to ignite your future. AH, BxE.
Rated: Fiction M

The Earth, It Trembles by Ginginlee-rec'd by Obsmama
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7831062/1/The_Earth_It_Trembles
A girl, a boy, a God, a life, a rebirth, an escape, an attempt at living again.
Rated: Fiction M

Through the Oak Door by Struckatthesky-rec'd by Jedigirl SC
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6530453/1/Through-the-Oak-Door
One kiss sparks the clues, but what do they all mean? Bella dreams of her future self, knowing the life she lives ends in tragedy. How can she change her story when she already knows the ending? The door is there, but where is the key? AH, ExB, Rated M. Rated: Fiction M

Violent Delights by JadoreJAC-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8823185/1/Violent-Delights
I knew his world moved too fast and burned too bright, but I just thought, how can the devil be pulling you toward someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you? Maybe he knew that when he saw me. I guess I just lost my balance. I think that the worst part of it all wasn't losing him. It was losing me. Rated: Fiction M

Friday, January 11, 2013

Meet the Poll- What We Read in TLS this Week:



Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

Bella and The Beastward by Zhivago3-rec'd by Evilnat
A modern re-telling of the classic. Can Bella learn to tame the beast? Rated M for language, lemons, and themes. Rated: Fiction M

Cursive by Phoebe44-rec'd by Michelle
Bella has been running from her past for a year, living a nomadic lifestyle. Edward has fought his demons, but still needs to learn how to move on. They meet, they fall, and they try to help each other heal. The toughest obstacles they battle? Themselves. M, AH, subject matter may be sensitive to some readers. Rated: Fiction M

In the Debris by BelieveItOrNot-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
A story of unlikely friends, a story of family, a search for truth and a search of self. "She's everyone else's Isabella, but she's only my Bella." "I write a poem about a boy and girl who fall in love in the eye of a tornado." AH E/B V/J Rated: Fiction M

In Transit by Lillybellis-rec'd by RobsMyFifty
Riding the same bus every day, Edward and Bella get off to a bumpy start. She thinks he's stuck-up; he thinks she's shallow. Sometimes what seems like the wrong thing turns out to be exactly what you were waiting for. A FGB novella for mujisan. Rated: Fiction M

Mine Alone by WinndSinger-rec'd by Edmazing
A vampire's love is forever. But what if Bella chose to be with Jacob instead of Edward after Eclipse? Edward slowly loses his mind after losing Bella and will do anything to keep her. This has some Darkward in it and the story will get dark at times. Rated: Fiction M

Night Must Fall by Katinki-rec'd by Missus T
 In a world of night, shadows known as the Volturi reign supreme. Their word is law, unquestioned and unchallenged. A doctoral student threatens exposure, and a Volturi Prince has been unleashed to silence her forever. AU. Rated: Fiction M

Not What She Seems by Savage7289-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. Rated: Fiction M

Not Your Type by MissWinkles-rec'd by Evilnat
What on earth could a grumpy, hipster hating Edward have in common with an ink-covered, sarcastic Bella? A late-Christmas present one shot turned ficlette. Short chapters. Fluffy. Silly. Really, what else would you expect? Rated: Fiction M

Popsicle Sticks by Emmamama88-rec'd by Rose Arcadia
'That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger', at least that's what they say. Bella and Edward meet as children while on vacation. A lifetime of summers follow, and their relationship is tested beyond its strength. Full Summary Inside* Rated: Fiction M 

Revival of Love by Shahula-rec'd by Edmazing
"You have wasted the gift which the fates have given you, blowing the seed away when it should have been planted. Time is a clock, moving forward each moment we remain, but your time is fast running out." Bella must find the love from her past to ensure a happy future, but going through the ghosts of boyfriends past could make for a long holiday indeed. AH, BxE, Rated M
Rated: Fiction M 

Somehow I Found You by MrsK81-rec'd by Kitty Vuitton/Six Dlbfive
Young, bored & desperate for something more meaningful to happen in her life, privileged Isabella Swan meets the mysterious but beautiful Edward Cullen. As their relationship begins & she learns his secrets, something they have no control over threatens to pull them apart.
Rated: Fiction M 

Swan Lake by SydneyAlice-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
He's a lost traveler needing a place to spend the night. She's the owner of a bed and breakfast. What could they possibly have in common? A story about taking wrong turns and reaching destinations you never imagined. Rated: Fiction M

The Cullen Enterprise by Amethyst Jackson-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
Bella has no idea how she's going to continue supporting herself and her recovering father on her meager income…until a certain CEO waltzes in with an offer she can't refuse. Rated: Fiction M

The Emperors of Washington by Gallantcorkscrews-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. ExB Rated: Fiction M

The Firm by LoveRob-rec'd by Evilnat
A new associate joins Cullen, Hale and McCarty law firm, a top notch team of handsome attorneys. Will she be an asset or their undoing, particularly for the most reclusive senior partner? Read and find out. Rated: Fiction M

The Gift by Mamasutra-rec'd by Nic
For it is giving that we receive, but Edward was never expected a gift that would forever change everything in his life from the moment it was in his hands. Be careful what you wish for. Bella/Edward/Tanya Rated: Fiction M

The Hole Shot by Foreveraddicted-rec'd by Rose Arcadia/Nic
Bella Swan still woke up everyday. She went to work. She went out with her boyfriend. She kept breathing. Kept moving. But her heart? It doesn't beat, doesn't feel anything but pain. Anything but that hole that Edward Cullen left there five years ago. Rated: Fiction M

The Honeymoons Over by JustForkIt-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
What happens when the honeymoons over and you have to start dealing with life? Edward and Bella learn that being married isn't always easy and crazy MIL's dont just go away.
Rated: Fiction M 

The Other Side of the Fence by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
He hides to protect those he loves, she hides because that is all she knows. Isolation is a way of life for both of them. Two neighbours. All that separates them is a fence. Who knows what waits on the other side? Can they be strong enough to find out? Rated: Fiction M

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Pattyrose-rec'd by Nic
On Christmas Eve, Edward Masen meets his girlfriend Rosalie's younger sister. The twelve days of Christmas will sure be interesting. All human. AU. ExB. Rated: Fiction M

Thursday, January 10, 2013

TLS Fics Of The Week 1/8/13 - 1/14/13


Salacious by  Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8745367/1/Salacious
In a world where money is power, and  power is everything, Edward must stay true to the society he was raised in to,  and stay true to its values. Laid back Bella is the object of his affection, and  he will stop at nothing to have her, What is your life worth? Would you hand it  over to a beautiful stranger for money? M for language, sexual content, and some  violent situations AH  Rated: Fiction

Reviewed by: FoolforEdward and Eternally Edward’s Girl

Salacious
/sa ‘la SHas/
Arousing to sexual desire or imagination
Treating sexual matters in an indecent way
Lustful, lecherous
(Source: Oxford English Dictionary; Merriam-Webster Online)

 The very title of this story draws us in with the promise of a journey of intrigue into a world of non-conformist sexual behaviour. And the promise is matched by the experience.

Isabella (Bella) Swan, a beautiful young woman seemingly without family, suddenly and unexpectedly finds herself in dire financial need.

Edward Masen-Cullen is the enigmatic personality behind a beautiful face and sexy demeanour. He is wealthy, powerful, refined, caring, controlling, sensitive and quick to anger. A real dichotomy

Like eating a really decadent chocolate soufflé where every delicious spoonful brings you closer to the wonderful gooey centre, the author with each chapter of Salacious, captivates her readers by feeding them just enough of this tasty morsel to keep them wanting more. She confidently leads the way through the workings of a secret society and along the way we learn more about the man behind the mask and the shared pain, which connects Bella and Edward.  And whilst the subversive plot against either or both Bella and Edward is a slow burn – the stormy and passionate nature of their lustful push-pull relationship is fast paced and whip-lash inducing. Their sexual chemistry is palpable and their volatile confrontations only add oxygen to an already blazing fire – but it is the tender side that each slowly reveals to the other that has every reader hoping for a lasting relationship between these two.

The author has created a storyline, which holds her readers captive with each chapter – we simply crave more and more.  We love this down-to-earth, feisty Bella. And her Edward – complex, pained and mercurial – handsome beyond belief, obviously knows how to seduce a woman (swoon!).  We crave to know the man behind the mask, he is impossible to resist and even if you sometimes hate him, you find yourself wanting him (who can blame Bella?).

This wonderful reading experience is made possible through the consummate skill and undeniable talent of cutekidsmom.

As both betas on this story and readers of her works, we are honoured to gain insight and enjoy the journey along with all her readers.

Salacious is a WIP, currently 12 chapters in and is updated at least weekly.


Glycerine by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8748149/1/Glycerine
Glycerine: Sweet, clear, odorless...harmless, unless mixed with the wrong  ingredients. When Bella decided to fulfill a fantasy, Edward was happy to  oblige. No strings, no obligations. But when their paths cross months later, a  spark is ignited and the tables are turned. Will the highly combustible mixture  of lust and love survive or create an explosion that will destroy them both?   Rated: Fiction M


A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8812351/1/
Bella's roommate, Kate, offers her a place to stay during Christmas break.  Unfortunately for Bella, Kate's dad is kind of a DILF. Attraction, UST, and a  meddling daughter may just bring these two together. AH; ExB. Rated: Fiction  M


The Gentleman-Book 1 by MasterAskim
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8783965/1/The-Gentlemen-Book-1
Bella Dwyer was an average girl until tragedy strikes and her life is  turned upside-down by the mysterious organization known only as "The Gentlemen".  Bella must learn to navigate the web of intrigue these power-brokers weave  around her and decide once and for all who she can trust before time runs out  for her and her new allies. Rated M for language and violence.  Rated: Fiction  M


You Own Me by BeeCute82
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8400917/1/You-Own-Me
At the roll of the dice, Edward wins what he has been dreaming of for the  last two years. A night with his mob boss's son's girlfriend, sexy pole dancer  Isabella Swan. What will happen in one night full of passion and lust? What  dangers will follow after their one wild night? Rated: Fiction M

Friday, January 4, 2013

Meet the Poll- What we read in TLS this week:




Each week we share with you what we are reading and enjoying. The following made the top of our lists last week. Please help us determine which 5 of these will be featured as fics of the week, next week, by choosing FIVE from the poll on the right!

A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8812351/1/
Bella's roommate, Kate, offers her a place to stay during Christmas break. Unfortunately for Bella, Kate's dad is kind of a DILF. Attraction, UST, and a meddling daughter may just bring these two together. AH; ExB. Rated: Fiction M

A Love So Beautiful by Ange de L'aube-rec'd by Mercyrus Tales
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8390785/1/A-Love-So-Beautiful
The summer sun went down on their love long ago. But in their hearts they still can't let the other go. Bella's love for Edward is put through the biggest test of all: time. Can their love survive and overcome all obstacles when there is no hope? Set in the late 19th Century.
Rated: Fiction M

A Sort of Fairy Tale by Staceleo-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8772985/1/A-Sort-of-Fairy-Tale
A pampered prince in need of redemption. A bitter maiden in search of long lost passion. Can forgiveness and love lead to happily ever after? A modern day fairy tale.
Rated: Fiction M

Between Us by Nuttyginger-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8442865/1/Between-Us
He was the same and different all in one body. The boy I had once loved had turned into a man...temptation in a tie, had swagger for days...and a curious British lilt that makes my insides tumble. Could we ever be what we were or am I just completely screwed? AH, ExB
Rated: Fiction M

Black Candy by JadoreJAC-rec'd by Moni M.
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8491996/1/Black-Candy
I like to play amongst the wicked, douse myself in sin, fall into bed at 3AM, then do it all again.
Rated: Fiction M

By Way of Sorrow by Jaxington-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8612085/1/By-Way-of-Sorrow
Bella Cullen has spent the last ninety-five years giving everything to protect her family and mourning the loss of her long dead human husband. A trip to Alaska to meet Tanya's latest romantic interest changes everything. The vampire she meets there has his face, his hair, and his body, but not his memories. It's a strange new world. Rated: Fiction M

Carnelian and Ice by Raum-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8592134/1/Carnelian-and-Ice
COMPLETE - "A man struggling to escape from the darkness, and a woman who thinks she doesn't deserve the light. How will an ice sculpture affect their lives?" AU with vampires.
Rated: Fiction M

Chop and Change by Krazyk85-rec'd by Credoroza
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8291981/1/Chop-and-Change
While trying to steal his car, runaway, Bella, meets Edward. A man with his own vices and rap sheet. Taking her under his wing, teaching her the way to truly boost cars, they embark on a journey of crime fitting of Bonnie and Clyde. ExB, Lemons, Violence, Guns, and Fun. HEA. BPOV.
Rated: Fiction M

Dance Me to the End of Love by Fitterhappier-rec'd by Ange de L'aube
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5470663/1/Dance-Me-to-the-End-of-Love
In turn of the century Moscow, a lowly pianist is hired to play for a privileged dancer taught to believe that talent and success are the only things in life that matter. Will she let her guard down and risk it all for a chance at true love? AH. Rated: Fiction M

Eighteen by Landdownunder-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5459081/1/Eighteen
Bella tells dreamy tales of her memories...yet even she may be missing a part of her own story. A twisting of the Twilight narrative. Rated: Fiction M

Glycerine by Livie79-rec'd by Nic/Evilnat/Rose Arcadia
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8748149/1/Glycerine
Glycerine: Sweet, clear, odorless...harmless, unless mixed with the wrong ingredients. When Bella decided to fulfill a fantasy, Edward was happy to oblige. No strings, no obligations. But when their paths cross months later, a spark is ignited and the tables are turned. Will the highly combustible mixture of lust and love survive or create an explosion that will destroy them both?
Rated: Fiction M

Let It Be Me by Chantiemaya-rec'd by Bernadette Lentini-Jones
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8803917/1/Let-It-Be-Me
A new guest at Bella's hotel turns out to be a ghost from her past. He doesn't seem to remember what happened between them, while she is being plagued by bad memories. Edward feels a deep connection to that beautiful, angry girl, but she seems to shy away from any male attention. WARNING: under age drinking, drug use, assault, dark themes. MA, OOC, ExB, AH
Rated: Fiction M

Mate of Honor by MagTwi78-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8750134/1/Mate-of-Honor
Best friends Bella and Edward have a deal—if they're not married by the time they're 30, they'll marry each other. While she's been searching for Mr. Right, he's been busy with Miss. Right Now. Would you be happy seeing your long-time love say 'I do' to someone else? B & E, M
Rated: Fiction M

Of Lions and Lambs by Angie's Twilight-rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8822463/1/Of-Lions-and-Lambs
I loved him fiercely, but somehow that was never enough for him. Bella and Edward grew up together, but everything changed, and Bella was pushed to the backseat of his life. Years have passed, but Charlie's death forces Bella to return to Forks where she must face everything she ran from. Rated: Fiction M

Roar Like a Lion by Counselor-rec'd by Six Dlbfive/Pawspeaches
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8606103/1/
1936, Edward and Jasper work as loggers. They work hard and play harder. Bella and Jacob come to the camp to open the school. Problem is the unmarried men have a great time running off the teachers. When Edward sees Bella a roar starts to build inside. She's everything he can't stand. And he's pretty despicable. Trouble. Rated: Fiction M

Salacious by Cutestkidsmom-rec'd by Jenny McGary Leonard
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8745367/1/Salacious
In a world where money is power, and power is everything, Edward must stay true to the society he was raised in to, and stay true to its values. Laid back Bella is the object of his affection, and he will stop at nothing to have her, What is your life worth? Would you hand it over to a beautiful stranger for money? M for language, sexual content, and some violent situations AH
Rated: Fiction M

The Gentleman-Book 1 by MasterAskim-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8783965/1/The-Gentlemen-Book-1
Bella Dwyer was an average girl until tragedy strikes and her life is turned upside-down by the mysterious organization known only as "The Gentlemen". Bella must learn to navigate the web of intrigue these power-brokers weave around her and decide once and for all who she can trust before time runs out for her and her new allies. Rated M for language and violence.
Rated: Fiction M

The Long Road Home by MidnightLove87-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8791988/1/The-Long-Road-Home
When Bella is left with no other options of making it home for the holidays, she's crushed about having to stay on campus. What happens when her former flame sees her tears? Will he be her savior? Or will they end up remembering the real reason they broke up all those years ago? *Christmas Fic* B/E AH Rated: Fiction M

The Right Guy by ThatEnglishWriter-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8736905/1/The-Right-Guy
Bella always finds the wrong guy. The one who can't satisfy her, ahem, needs. The one who really wants her best friend, Rosalie. But even if she never finds the Right Guy, there's always a glass of wine and the sympathetic ear of Edward, her faithful barman. Rated: Fiction M

You Own Me by BeeCute82-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8400917/1/You-Own-Me
At the roll of the dice, Edward wins what he has been dreaming of for the last two years. A night with his mob boss's son's girlfriend, sexy pole dancer Isabella Swan. What will happen in one night full of passion and lust? What dangers will follow after their one wild night? Rated: Fiction M

Welcome To TLS Nursery!




Welcome to TLS Nursery! Here we nurture all of the newborn stories (stories published within the last 30 days or so) that we love! Everything in our nursery has been read and approved by a few, or a lot, of the TLS ladies, and we think you will enjoy cuddling up to these babies as well.

As ever, there are some amazing stories to check out this month! Remember to leave these amazing ladies some love, and let them know TLS sent you.

Happy Friday!

XOXO



Stay by FictionFreak95
Sometimes a blast from your past is exactly what you need to ignite your future. AH, BxE.

Humbug by iamvican
"If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding." Yeah, Dickens kind of had a point.

Leaping by counselor
She has a cabin on the beach for three weeks. He has a three-storied Victorian built by his grandfather. They meet and decide to leap to the last day so they don't waste time. Then they will work their way backwards to 'hello' and unravel the attraction that gives them the courage...to leap.

Seventh and Pine by iambeagle
Eating food, drinking beer, and watching football are acceptable ways to spend your Thanksgiving Day. Wooing your niece's insanely attractive babysitter, however, is not. EPOV

Hatchet by PrettyKittyArtist
Edward Cullen rules Forks. He does what he wants, when he wants. What happens when he meets his match and she's got a lesson or two for him to learn?

The Man in the Long Black Coat by CrackedFic
A confident man with a dark secret arrives in town, ready to make it his new playplace. But when he runs into a teenage girl with a secret of her own, his confidence is shaken, and his life may never be the same again.

Changing My Course by twilover76
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle? AH/M

Highline by EKSmith
"I needed this trip. Rose needed this trip. For me it was closure - a way to keep a memory alive. For her it was empowerment - a way to prove to herself just how truly strong she could be." Set in the Canadian Rockies. A WitFit story. AH, BPOV, Canon Pairings