Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TLS Fics of the week 2/27 - 3/5/2013: The Fab Five are up!



Collisions by Milk40 
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7397761/1/Collisions
A story by popular French author Drinou. Bella is a shy and clumsy girl employed by Edward, an authoritarian and abusive boss. Between games of seduction and indifference, a passionate relationship develops. All human. Rated M for lemons.  Rated: Fiction M
TLS DISCLAIMER: Milk40 is not the original author of this story but the translator and this story is not necessarily endorsed by TLS or it's admins, but the voters that logged on to place it in the poll. 


Reviewed by: Cutestkidsmom

Collisions is a story by the very popular French author Drinou, and she kindly gave Milk40 the go ahead to translate it.
It is a brilliantly written love story that is full of lust, anger and passion.
Edward is powerful, rich and I believe suffers from a bit of megalomania when it comes to his entire life and business.
Bella is a girl who struggles to just get by. By happenstance they have a raw animalistic romp at a party he is the host of, and she is the waitress. A simple one night stand right? No!
Everything spirals into a chaotic mess of sex, lies and painful truths. She loses her job and is thrust into the sad life of unemployment. Taking on a job as a barista she naturally comes face to face with the man who destroyed her life in a moment when everything was going wonderfully.
As you read their story you almost get a sense that he is out to destroy her. But as you push through this tale you see it is almost like a forbidden love.  Forbidden only to him. Her traitorous body reacts to him constantly and he never fails to let her know it.
Your heart breaks for Bella as she goes through this fight between her heart and her mind. And you spend the entire time wanting to take a bat to Edward's head. But that is all part of the fascination of this story.
What makes him tic? Why does he want her body and take it and need her heart but shoves it away?
Drinou and Milk40 do a phenomenal job of grabbing your attention in every way and you become invested in these fictional characters like it is reality television.
This story will hit you with everything from elation to hate, and you will find yourself coming back for more... Much like Bella does.





String Theory by Theladyingrey42
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7589412/1/String-Theory
"Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her." Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.  Rated: Fiction M




OPERATION: Break the Dawn by Katinki
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8399608/1/OPERATION-Break-the-Dawn
An experimental weapon, one of the most lethal chemicals ever created, has been stolen. Its final destination is unknown, but there's no doubt the powerful faction behind the theft is intent on one thing: War. But they didn't count on a fight. A team of Marines, led by Capt. Edward Cullen and accompanied by Dr. Isabella Swan, isn't about to let the world go up in flames. AH.  Rated: Fiction M



The Living Will by 2carm2carm2
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost. Rated: Fiction M



The Tongue Set Free by Georgeygirl
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6714205/1/The-Tongue-Set-Free
The semester is over. What's next for Sailor and Poppet? This is the sequel to The Weight of Words. Rated M for the three L's: loooove, language and literature.  Rated: Fiction M

Monday, February 25, 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!

Beneath this Sky by Bedelia-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8396816/1/Beneath-this-Sky
Nineteen years ago, time unraveled. In a changed world, Bella fights to save a man from the past and a girl with no future. AU. Rated: Fiction M

Beyond the Breakroom by Discordia81-rec'd by Jenn Granat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8581542/1/
22 year-old Bella Swan works for Edward Cullen, the 39 year-old VP at Providence Medical Center in Portland. After years of fighting the attraction, a tryst in the break room leads to a complicated relationship. Trying not to get caught by the prying eyes of their entire workplace, they're forced to hide their relationship and deal with his ex-wife and his 16 year-old daughter. Rated: Fiction M

Black Velvet Kings by MidnightTrain-rec'd by Heather
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7453628/1/Black-Velvet-Kings
He promised he'd be waiting behind that church; he promised he'd change her mind. But he broke a lot of promises along the way, didn't he? AH, B/E
Rated: Fiction M

Body of Work by TheSaintsMistress-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8103538/1/Body-of-Work
B is a gossip columnist.E is an arrogant NY socialite.When E is admitted into rehab,B will stop at nothing to get her story.On her mission,B will reveal things about E that will make her doubt her intentions,as more than the truth is uncovered. Rated: Fiction M

Come Home by Samekraemer-rec'd by Missus T
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 M…just in case.
Rated: Fiction M

Dirty South Drug Wars by Hoodfabulous-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8964195/1/Dirty-South-Drug-Wars
Bella and Edward meet at age twelve after the death of Bella's father, a death blamed on the Cullen family.  Their families are sworn enemies, fighting for territory over their rival drug trafficking businesses. Bella and Edward meet again at age eighteen and their attraction to one another is undeniable.  Will their forbidden love destroy them both? A Dirty South Fanfic. AH/OOC
Rated: Fiction M

Dress You Up by MazzyStarla-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8634731/1/Dress-You-Up
Bella Swan has everything she needs. She's an up-and-coming stylist, she owns her own boutique and she's got a great best friend, who knows her better than anyone. The last thing she wants is a man to slow her down. But then he shows up, and her world turns upside down. Rated: Fiction M

First by Punkfarie-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8559575/1/First
Companion to Jasper's Girl. Edward POV. "Look, Bella." He kept his eyes on his lap as he spoke. "Six years ago, when you were first moving into that tiny studio apartment above the Laundromat, I saw you first."
Rated: Fiction M

House of the Horde by Raggdolly-rec'd by Sharon H
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? ExB/OOC/Dark Themes/No rape  Rated: Fiction M

Not The Marrying Kind by BestScentEver-rec'd by Rose Arcadia
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

Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8483034/1/Quarterback-Sneak
As a Seattle sports talk radio host, it's my job to give my opinion on the Seahawks new quarterback, Edward Cullen. But maybe I shouldn't have said what I did...you know, about his butt. E/B Rated M for language and adult content.
Rated: Fiction M

Shattered Hearts by Greye Granger-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8984313/1/Shattered-Hearts
Bella knows what it's like to be alone, and when the only person she's ever really loved commits the ultimate betrayal, she turns to the man who's wife has stolen her husband. E/B. RATED M. TATTWARD. Rated: Fiction M

Symmetry by Aftrnoondlight-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429963/1/Symmetry
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward. Rated: Fiction M

To Destroy by Walkingwithgiants-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7493279/1/To-Destroy
In the words of Abe Lincoln, "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." Bella works for a man that makes her teeth grind. "My boss is an asshole," she cried. Rated: Fiction M

Under My Skin by RvrSong-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8810632/1/Under-My-Skin
Bella is in love with her best friend, Edward. Edward is in a complicated & unhappy, relationship with Jessica. Edward & Bella have sex on occasion & she knows it needs to stop. Enter the mysterious Jacob Black who sweeps her off her feet. Will his entrance be enough to make Edward realize the REAL love of his life was in front of him all these years? Language&Lemons, B&E Rated: Fiction M

Sunday, February 24, 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!

Beneath this Sky by Bedelia-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8396816/1/Beneath-this-Sky
Nineteen years ago, time unraveled. In a changed world, Bella fights to save a man from the past and a girl with no future. AU. Rated: Fiction M

Beyond the Breakroom by Discordia81-rec'd by Jenn Granat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8581542/1/
22 year-old Bella Swan works for Edward Cullen, the 39 year-old VP at Providence Medical Center in Portland. After years of fighting the attraction, a tryst in the break room leads to a complicated relationship. Trying not to get caught by the prying eyes of their entire workplace, they're forced to hide their relationship and deal with his ex-wife and his 16 year-old daughter. Rated: Fiction M

Black Velvet Kings by MidnightTrain-rec'd by Heather
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7453628/1/Black-Velvet-Kings
He promised he'd be waiting behind that church; he promised he'd change her mind. But he broke a lot of promises along the way, didn't he? AH, B/E
Rated: Fiction M

Body of Work by TheSaintsMistress-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8103538/1/Body-of-Work
B is a gossip columnist.E is an arrogant NY socialite.When E is admitted into rehab,B will stop at nothing to get her story.On her mission,B will reveal things about E that will make her doubt her intentions,as more than the truth is uncovered. Rated: Fiction M

Come Home by Samekraemer-rec'd by Missus T
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 M…just in case.
Rated: Fiction M

Dirty South Drug Wars by Hoodfabulous-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8964195/1/Dirty-South-Drug-Wars
Bella and Edward meet at age twelve after the death of Bella's father, a death blamed on the Cullen family.  Their families are sworn enemies, fighting for territory over their rival drug trafficking businesses. Bella and Edward meet again at age eighteen and their attraction to one another is undeniable.  Will their forbidden love destroy them both? A Dirty South Fanfic. AH/OOC
Rated: Fiction M

Dress You Up by MazzyStarla-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8634731/1/Dress-You-Up
Bella Swan has everything she needs. She's an up-and-coming stylist, she owns her own boutique and she's got a great best friend, who knows her better than anyone. The last thing she wants is a man to slow her down. But then he shows up, and her world turns upside down. Rated: Fiction M

First by Punkfarie-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8559575/1/First
Companion to Jasper's Girl. Edward POV. "Look, Bella." He kept his eyes on his lap as he spoke. "Six years ago, when you were first moving into that tiny studio apartment above the Laundromat, I saw you first."
Rated: Fiction M

House of the Horde by Raggdolly-rec'd by Sharon H
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? ExB/OOC/Dark Themes/No rape  Rated: Fiction M

Not The Marrying Kind by BestScentEver-rec'd by Rose Arcadia
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

Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8483034/1/Quarterback-Sneak
As a Seattle sports talk radio host, it's my job to give my opinion on the Seahawks new quarterback, Edward Cullen. But maybe I shouldn't have said what I did...you know, about his butt. E/B Rated M for language and adult content.
Rated: Fiction M

Shattered Hearts by Greye Granger-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8984313/1/Shattered-Hearts
Bella knows what it's like to be alone, and when the only person she's ever really loved commits the ultimate betrayal, she turns to the man who's wife has stolen her husband. E/B. RATED M. TATTWARD. Rated: Fiction M

Symmetry by Aftrnoondlight-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429963/1/Symmetry
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward. Rated: Fiction M

To Destroy by Walkingwithgiants-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7493279/1/To-Destroy
In the words of Abe Lincoln, "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." Bella works for a man that makes her teeth grind. "My boss is an asshole," she cried. Rated: Fiction M

Under My Skin by RvrSong-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8810632/1/Under-My-Skin
Bella is in love with her best friend, Edward. Edward is in a complicated & unhappy, relationship with Jessica. Edward & Bella have sex on occasion & she knows it needs to stop. Enter the mysterious Jacob Black who sweeps her off her feet. Will his entrance be enough to make Edward realize the REAL love of his life was in front of him all these years? Language&Lemons, B&E Rated: Fiction M

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 2/20 - 2/26: The Fab Five are up!



Fix You by Chocaholic123
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8877174/1/Fix-You
Two lives. Different worlds. The ripples from this twelve year collision course will last forever. ExB, AH, Rated M for a reason.Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: Midnight Cougar

Congratulations on your win as Fic of the Week, chocaholic123! This lovely lady is a new fanfiction author to me; I found her around Christmas time when I read and enjoyed her sweet,holiday romance, Baby, It’s Cold Outside. I am so glad I put her on author alert because youknow when you read the initial chapter of a new fic and you say to yourself Wow, what anattention-grabbing storyline, I think this is going to be one hell of a good story, well, that isexactly how I felt when I read the Prologue of Fix You. It's such a profound introduction to thestory, so much is revealed if you really analyze it. Now, after twelve additional chapters, I knowthis is one hell of a good story, and I’m excited every time an update hits my Inbox.

 The story is entitled Fix You for the beautiful song of the same name by Coldplay. It starts outin the present day with a bang, when we meet both British Bella and American Edward, and youcan easily sense the tension and history that already surrounds these two characters. At this pointwe’re not exactly sure what they are or were to each other, although you have the feeling thatthey did have some kind of intense, past relationship…

 Prologue

 May 12th 2012

 The contempt he felt towards her was radiating off of him.

 Bella tried to keep her breathing steady, reminding herself that although she was in his office, onthe penthouse floor of his building, this was her show.

 She was in control.

 Because truth be told, if he viewed her with contempt now, God only knew how he would feelonce he'd heard what she had to say. He had been a large part of her life for so long—as afriend, a confidante, even a lover—but never before did he have the power to break her.

 "As nice as it is to see you," he drawled, the tone of his voice making it patently clear that herpresence in his office was anything but nice, "I have a meeting in five minutes. Exactly what is itthat you want?"

 He had no idea, but this was it. Time to open her mouth and tell him what he needed to hear. Herarms suddenly felt tingly, her fingers moving as if they could no longer remain still; a physicalmanifestation of her nervousness. The laughter in her throat had been replaced by somethingmore unsettling, as she tried to take in a deep breath and form the words that she needed to say.

 Her tongue darted out to moisten her lips. She watched his gaze move down to her mouth,staring at it with dark eyes, as her teeth drew in her bottom lip.

 "Edward." Her voice was surprisingly strong. She could do this. She could tell him the truth, andthen get the hell out of here.

 Back on a plane.

 Back home.

 Back to him.

Wow, what a tantalizing opening! Bella’s thoughts express her unease but resolve regardingher news for Edward, while he clearly wants distance from her; I felt like the hurt, resentment,maybe even dislike was palpable from both of them. What she does reveal is actually life-altering, and I am still anxiously awaiting his reaction to this news, because after this we jumpback in time with chapter one to Friday 31st December 1999, where Bella and Edward first meetin London, England.

 Each carefully executed consecutive chapter, is in itself a time stamp of the story as it tells theprogression of their history from twelve years past and slowly works toward the Prologue. Andbecause the story is told in third person narrative we get to experience both Bella and Edward’slives in New York and England—together and separately—and we see their complicated andfragile relationship gradually grow and intensity.

 Like the summary states Bella and Edward come from two different worlds. In 1999, sweet,snarky Bella lives in Putney in London, England with her hard-working Mom, who is a partyplanner, and they “were London-poor.” And while her father, who lives in New York withhis other family, is a successful businessman, he is somewhat estranged from Bella, andshe doesn’t really benefit from his good social standing. Then we have Edward Cullen, therich, Manhattan, Columbia, “Prep Boy” who also has ties to England through his well-off—

 “Manhattan elite…who were living in London”—father and stepmother, so he unquestionablylives a charmed and totally dissimilar life to Bella.

 Their worlds collide, though, when Bella is obliged to work for her mom at Edward’sstepmother’s New Year’s Eve party, and from there they progressively form a friendship, andgradually infiltrate each other’s worlds…and hearts.

 Chapter 1

 Friday 31st December 1999

 As she walked into the entrance hall, Bella found her breath taken away by the splendor. It wasopen to all three levels of the house, with a marble staircase curving up the right hand side.Right in the middle of the ornately tiled floor was the biggest Christmas tree she had ever seen.It was covered from trunk to tip with tasteful decorations. There was no silver tinsel, or pinksparkly Christmas lights to be seen. Just red and gold ornaments, with understated twinklingwhite lights strung all around the tree. The spruce had to be at least twenty foot tall.

 "See something you like?" Bella's hackles rose at the sound of the smooth American drawl,coming from somewhere behind her. She whipped her head around to see a young man standingat the bottom of the marble staircase. He was wearing loose, dark-washed jeans, hanging almostobscenely off his lean hips. His t-shirt was tight and black, with 'Columbia' emblazoned in bluewriting across the front.

 And his face; Lord his face. It was all jaw and plump lips, complimented by a straight nose anddeep green eyes. He looked like every clean cut, Manhattan boy she had ever had the misfortuneto come into contact with.

 Irina would have loved him.

 Bella took in a short breath, and looked Prep Boy straight in the eye. "Not really. I was justwondering if Charlie Brown was missing his Christmas Tree."

 She spun around and flounced towards the kitchen, barely hearing his bark of laughter as shewalked away from him. She bit back the smile that was threatening to creep across her lips.

 It looked like tonight had just got interesting.

 Definitely interesting and entertaining, and as I read this again, then look back at the Prologueand subsequent posted chapters that have covered into 2001, I continue to wonder why Edwardfelt such “contempt” toward Bella, because I really haven’t seen any of that yet in the chaptersrecounting the past. I’ve seen a budding, sweet, supportive friendship, with a little Jealousward,some hot kissing and bucketful’s of UST thrown in for good measure. So, I contemplate whatcould have happened to cause the obvious tension between them, especially if they were friends,confidantes, and lovers in the past.

 Like I said earlier, it’s an absorbing story, and as you can tell, we still have so many questionsto be answered! I can’t wait to reach the Prologue again and to discover the answers to some ofthese queries, until then, I’m simply going to enjoy the pleasure of reading this well-written storyas we wait to find out who is fixing whom: Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones.

 And I will try, to fix you.



Legendary by WhatsMyNomDePlume
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5514543/1/Legendary
Preternaturally irresistible, devastatingly charming Edward Cullen seems to have some strange power over the females in Forks…and Bella is scared she might know just what it is.M for language & naughty fun. Part mystery, part drama, all Edward.Rated: Fiction M



Hardcover Paranormal Romance by Badjujube
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7824101/1/Hardcover-Paranormal-Romance
Edward has an issue with Bella Swan that can't be found in the employee handbook. AU, goofy. Complete. Rated: Fiction M



Sexy Silk by Jlho
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6659413/1/Sexy-Silk
Bella is a smart mouthed, celebrity hating P.A. to a Hollywood Stylist. Edward is an arrogant Hollywood playboy. What happens when their paths cross on the night of the Globes? Rated M for swears and lemons. Rated: Fiction M



Following Faith by Jen328
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242909/16/Following-Faith
Leaving the rain behind, Bella starts over in a small, coastal town. One glimpse of her and Edward is lost. Is it love at first sight or something more? A story of risking your heart - risking it all - to discover what you had all along. AH, rated M.Rated: Fiction M

Tuesday, February 19, 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!


Bird Girl by TheQueenWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8263129/1/Bird-Girl
The small town girl who doesn't care about his celebrity status. Can Edward change Bella's mind? Rated: Fiction M

Chalk, Mind the Gap by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8159177/1/Chalk-Mind-The-Gap
A Chalky Companion: Edward thought he had it all figured out, until the day he met Sparkles. Skin to rock with a fine dusting of chalk in between. Rated for various tensions, lemons and girls on rocks. I own nothing. Not even a chalk bag.
Rated: Fiction M

Collisions by Milk40-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7397761/1/Collisions
A story by popular French author Drinou. Bella is a shy and clumsy girl employed by Edward, an authoritarian and abusive boss. Between games of seduction and indifference, a passionate relationship develops. All human. Rated M for lemons.
Rated: Fiction M

Dissecting Edward by Chynnadoll36-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8320680/1/Dissecting-Edward
Edward is a 35 year old world reknowned cardio-surgeon, husband and womanizer. He wants out of his marriage. His wife has other ideas. She hires the expertise of, Dr. Bella Swan, marriage therapist, to save their marriage. Is it a wise decision to bring the gorgeous Dr. Swan and your cheating husband together in hopes of fixing a failed marriage? AH E&B Rated: Fiction M

Kimberley Diamond by Gingerandgreen-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8965166/1/Kimberley-Diamond
Historical fiction, but not what you expect. In Kimberley, a diamond mining town in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 1872, a frontier bride meets her very certain destiny. An award winner in the Mine to Mark contest 2013, this is PossessiveWard my style. Rated: Fiction M

Love in Idleness by Plummy-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7455921/1/Love-In-Idleness
"...for aught that I could ever read/Could ever hear by tale or history/The course of true love never did run smooth." A little Edward. A little Bella. A few fairies, and a robot. Into the woods we go. Twilight meets A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Rated: Fiction M

Love in Three Acts by BittenBee-rec'd by Katinki
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8796428/1/Love-in-Three-Acts
Bella, Rosalie, and Alice own an interior design firm called Dazzle. The last thing they expected was to find love with a few unlikely men in their lives. Three acts that each contain a ten-chapter love story. Romance, AH. Canon themes.
Rated: Fiction M

Never Enough by GrayMatters-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5705908/1/
Bella & Jacob's 15-year marriage is over & Jacob moves on into the arms of another woman. Bella isn't sure how to move on with her life. When she meets Edward Cullen sparks fly, but can she take a chance? Or will her fears keep her from what she wants? Rated: Fiction M

Not Like This by Pomme_de_terre-rec'd by Rushed Fanfiction
http://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=4444&textsize=0&chapter=1
Edward leaves Bella, much like the beginning of 'New Moon', however, this time, they are all human and there is quite the twist.  Why did Edward leave Bella?  And what secret is Bella keeping when he leaves?
Can they make a nightmare turn into a dream? Rated M

OPERATION: Break the Dawn by Katinki-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8399608/1/OPERATION-Break-the-Dawn
An experimental weapon, one of the most lethal chemicals ever created, has been stolen. Its final destination is unknown, but there's no doubt the powerful faction behind the theft is intent on one thing: War. But they didn't count on a fight. A team of Marines, led by Capt. Edward Cullen and accompanied by Dr. Isabella Swan, isn't about to let the world go up in flames. AH.
Rated: Fiction M

Seven Year Itch by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8888100/1/Seven-Year-Itch
In any marriage there are complications, hiccups, and speed bumps. After seven years together, Edward and Bella are at a roadblock. A complete standstill. On railroad tracks about to be hit by a freight train. Can Edward face his past, reveal all to Bella and find his happily ever after? Or will knowing the truth push her further away? Rated: Fiction M

String Theory by Theladyingrey42-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7589412/1/String-Theory
"Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her." Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.
Rated: Fiction M

Substance Clad in Shadows by Hollelujah-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8957172/21/Substance-Clad-in-Shadows
Re-post: Bella's only release comes in the form of distantly orbiting the life of Edward Cullen. As with any addiction, however, she's always left wanting more. "Mad is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else." [Ugo Betti] Rated: Fiction M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost. Rated: Fiction M

The Tongue Set Free by Georgeygirl-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6714205/1/The-Tongue-Set-Free
The semester is over. What's next for Sailor and Poppet? This is the sequel to The Weight of Words. Rated M for the three L's: loooove, language and literature.
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!


Bird Girl by TheQueenWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8263129/1/Bird-Girl
The small town girl who doesn't care about his celebrity status. Can Edward change Bella's mind? Rated: Fiction M

Chalk, Mind the Gap by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8159177/1/Chalk-Mind-The-Gap
A Chalky Companion: Edward thought he had it all figured out, until the day he met Sparkles. Skin to rock with a fine dusting of chalk in between. Rated for various tensions, lemons and girls on rocks. I own nothing. Not even a chalk bag.
Rated: Fiction M

Collisions by Milk40-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7397761/1/Collisions
A story by popular French author Drinou. Bella is a shy and clumsy girl employed by Edward, an authoritarian and abusive boss. Between games of seduction and indifference, a passionate relationship develops. All human. Rated M for lemons.
Rated: Fiction M

Dissecting Edward by Chynnadoll36-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8320680/1/Dissecting-Edward
Edward is a 35 year old world reknowned cardio-surgeon, husband and womanizer. He wants out of his marriage. His wife has other ideas. She hires the expertise of, Dr. Bella Swan, marriage therapist, to save their marriage. Is it a wise decision to bring the gorgeous Dr. Swan and your cheating husband together in hopes of fixing a failed marriage? AH E&B Rated: Fiction M

Kimberley Diamond by Gingerandgreen-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8965166/1/Kimberley-Diamond
Historical fiction, but not what you expect. In Kimberley, a diamond mining town in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 1872, a frontier bride meets her very certain destiny. An award winner in the Mine to Mark contest 2013, this is PossessiveWard my style. Rated: Fiction M

Love in Idleness by Plummy-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7455921/1/Love-In-Idleness
"...for aught that I could ever read/Could ever hear by tale or history/The course of true love never did run smooth." A little Edward. A little Bella. A few fairies, and a robot. Into the woods we go. Twilight meets A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Rated: Fiction M

Love in Three Acts by BittenBee-rec'd by Katinki
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8796428/1/Love-in-Three-Acts
Bella, Rosalie, and Alice own an interior design firm called Dazzle. The last thing they expected was to find love with a few unlikely men in their lives. Three acts that each contain a ten-chapter love story. Romance, AH. Canon themes.
Rated: Fiction M

Never Enough by GrayMatters-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5705908/1/
Bella & Jacob's 15-year marriage is over & Jacob moves on into the arms of another woman. Bella isn't sure how to move on with her life. When she meets Edward Cullen sparks fly, but can she take a chance? Or will her fears keep her from what she wants? Rated: Fiction M

Not Like This by Pomme_de_terre-rec'd by Rushed Fanfiction
http://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=4444&textsize=0&chapter=1
Edward leaves Bella, much like the beginning of 'New Moon', however, this time, they are all human and there is quite the twist.  Why did Edward leave Bella?  And what secret is Bella keeping when he leaves?
Can they make a nightmare turn into a dream? Rated M

OPERATION: Break the Dawn by Katinki-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8399608/1/OPERATION-Break-the-Dawn
An experimental weapon, one of the most lethal chemicals ever created, has been stolen. Its final destination is unknown, but there's no doubt the powerful faction behind the theft is intent on one thing: War. But they didn't count on a fight. A team of Marines, led by Capt. Edward Cullen and accompanied by Dr. Isabella Swan, isn't about to let the world go up in flames. AH.
Rated: Fiction M

Seven Year Itch by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8888100/1/Seven-Year-Itch
In any marriage there are complications, hiccups, and speed bumps. After seven years together, Edward and Bella are at a roadblock. A complete standstill. On railroad tracks about to be hit by a freight train. Can Edward face his past, reveal all to Bella and find his happily ever after? Or will knowing the truth push her further away? Rated: Fiction M

String Theory by Theladyingrey42-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7589412/1/String-Theory
"Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her." Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.
Rated: Fiction M

Substance Clad in Shadows by Hollelujah-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8957172/21/Substance-Clad-in-Shadows
Re-post: Bella's only release comes in the form of distantly orbiting the life of Edward Cullen. As with any addiction, however, she's always left wanting more. "Mad is a term we use to describe a man who is obsessed with one idea and nothing else." [Ugo Betti] Rated: Fiction M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost. Rated: Fiction M

The Tongue Set Free by Georgeygirl-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6714205/1/The-Tongue-Set-Free
The semester is over. What's next for Sailor and Poppet? This is the sequel to The Weight of Words. Rated M for the three L's: loooove, language and literature.
Rated: Fiction M

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 2/13 - 2/19/2013: Double Feature this week!!


For the first time in TLS history, we reached a tie for first place on our poll last week, resulting in a double feature among the sexy six winners. We would like to congratulate the winners this week and say a special thank you to Obsmama for working hard to seek out reviewers for us each week.

It's not always easy to find people willing to sit down and spill their guts over a story so that all of us can get the highlights, so we appreciate EACH AND EVERY REVIEWER that has ever taken the time to write a review for a TLS feature. A lot of you might not know this but it's the reviewers that keep this column going each week. Without reviewers, we just have recs, and we all know how important reviews are to readers, not to mention the authors around here, so what are you waiting for? Become a guest reviewer for TLS.

If you are interested in helping TLS with a guest review from time to time, please contact one of the admins: Nicffwhisperer, Obsmama, Jaime Arkin, Edmazing, Sixdlbfive, Kim Swanson or you can email or pm PAWsPeaches at torpeedough@gmail.com.




In Your Room by LayAtHomeMom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8664104/1/In-Your-Room
After years of bedroom boredom with Missionary Mike, can Bella find the sexual salvation she's seeking in the arms of campus hottie, Edward Cullen? Rated M for Edward's dirty mouth, Bella's inner whore, embarrassing situations and lemons galore. Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: LovinRob

 Back in October, 2012 one of my most loyal, and often crazy, reviewers sent me a story thatshe wanted my opinion on. She didn’t believe the story was that great and didn’t expect meto like it. AS IF!!! Needless to say I immediately told her she needed to publish this bad boybecause it was literally one of the funniest stories I had read in a long time. It is unusual for meto consistently roll in laughter chapter after chapter but that is what happens to me and anyoneelse who reads this epic tale of a girl who never knew satisfaction and a boy who knows how toplease.

 The story follows Bella who has been dating Mike for longer than she should have because heis safe and he is kind but he is also… boring! Meet Edward Cullen, highly intelligent, handsomeand oh so ready to take Bella to his room for some wild shenanigans.

 From the very beginning we see the chemistry being these two (excerpt from Chapter 2):

 He starts to walk away, but before he does he turns his head slightly back to me to give me thisdazzling smile and a short wave. Unconsciously, I lick my lips and finally am able to remove myeyes from his retreating form. I look down at the object in my hand. My iPod of course, but as Ilook closer, I notice that Mr. Cullen has made a selection. I start to chew my lip as I read Feelin'Love by Paula Cole on the screen. My inner whore passes out. And I think I just came…

 But really the love story between Edward and Bella is only one piece of what makes this storyso amazing. A big part of the charm is watching Bella go from a girl who is shy, unable toexpress her sexual desires, walking in the shadows of her flamboyant friends, to a strong youngwoman, finding her voice and not afraid to get hers.

 Lay consistently slays me with her humor which often comes from Bella’s very insane ramblings(both inner and spoken aloud). These convos are legendary and ALWAYS require me to set anydrink or food to the side until the chapter is completed especially when it comes to Bella’s logicrelated to her b-hymen and anal theories in general (excerpt from Chapter 16):

 "Like how do I compete with that? Huh? I mean, I'll bet my bottom dollar that she is alwaysdown for 'what, what,' in the butt all the time. Isn't she?" I ask expectantly.

 But before he can answer the question, I feel it necessary to clarify my previousstatement. "There are levels, Edward. Okay? There are levels of anal. Like normal girls who doanal are like 'oh, it's your birthday? Let's do anal.' Or 'oh, you got a promotion? Let's do anal.' "

 Practically snarling now, I continue my rant, "But not girls like her, Edward! No sir. She is therare anal unicorn. She's the kind of girl who on a random Tuesday night you can turn to andsay, 'Hey baby, Law and Order: SVU is on commercial, grab your ankles'."

 I hate that my blazing insecurity gets the best of me. I hate that he can see me so vulnerable.And I hate that I drank so much because if I would have had a few less shots, my boyfriendwouldn't be laughing his ass off at me right now.

 "Bella, baby," He says as he pulls me into his arms, "You have no reason to worry about her."

 He strokes my cheek reassuringly as angry drunken tears fall down my face. "You must think I'mcrazy." I sputter as I suck the snot back up my nostrils.

 Kissing my temple he whispers sweet things in my ear. "You are crazy, Bella. But I think that Ilove the fact that you are certifiably insane. You are hilarious although I think you should talk tosomeone about the amount of time you attribute to your anal theories. But aside from that, youare my best friend." He looks at me longingly before adding, "Which will always be better than butt sex."

 I just love so much about this story including their raucously crazy family and friends: theman-child Emmett, Tyler, aka Chocolate Thunder, besties, Tanya (future sex toy inventor) andRosalie (bombshell with a heart of gold) to the utterly riotous Dr. Feelgood and his sex crazedwife (Carlisle and Esme) to Charlie’s Dexter meets Karl from Slingblade impersonation, this storygrabs you with its amazing storytelling, it’s off the wall humor, friendships that we can onlydream of and tender moments of love and understanding.

 In Your Room is one of those rare gems that remind you how beautiful fan fiction can really be.

 I am so proud of my girl for swallowing her fear and producing a story that has something for usall, a story that makes us giggle snort while reading it, a story that makes us swoon, a story thatmakes us change our panties with its oh so hot lemons and finally a story that makes us valueone another. Yes, In Your Room is all that and more.

 Congratulations baby!!! I love you and thanks for one helluva fun ride.


The American President by Rushed
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The-American-President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. OOC AU  Rated: Fiction M

Reviewed by: Astonmartin823

From the first time I read the Prologue of The American President by Rushed I knew
 that this was going to be a captivating story:

 Could I continue to deny him? Could I honestly let him go through life without knowing?

"And where are your mommy and daddy," the stupid mousy blonde asked Heidi, my daughter.

 "Oh, I don't have a daddy," Heidi whispered before looking down at her toes. My heart went out to her. People could be such thoughtless assholes. "Well, I do, somewhere. I've just never met him. He's not, well, I don't know where he is, but um, Mr. President," she smiled up at him and it broke my heart. "Come meet my mom." Before I knew it she'd grabbed his hand and made to walk in my direction.

 "This is my mom. Her name's Isabella Swan. Everyone calls her Bella."

He reached out his hand obliviously. I couldn't help but lift my hand and put it in his. And it was at that moment, as our hands touched that he realized.

 "Belle?" He whispered, looking at me in surprise. He turned his attention to the little girl standing between us. The blood seemed to leave his face as his eyes met mine, searching for answers.

 Edward Cullen, youngest President elected, was a lonely widower who craved affection but couldn’treally date in the position he held.

 Bella Swan is asked by her best friend and boss to “take special care of the needs” of a high profileclient for Alice’s escort agency, little did she know that one night would set off a series of meetingsthat would change her for the rest of her life.

 Rushed writes a passion filled story that starts out as “satisfying a need” but develops into 8 years of alove denied due to unforeseen circumstances and choices that had to be made for the greater good.

 From the first meeting you can read the attraction between Edward and Bella. Not just physically butmentally too. Playful banter and serious sexual tension grows with every encounter:

 What's that?" He asked, gesturing to what I was holding in my hand.

 "Oh this?" I replied as I held my hand up letting the string of eight condoms fall as I held onto the top one. His eyes widened and I could see the wicked gleam in his eyes as I dropped the condoms onto the coffee table and sat on the sofa at his waist.

 "You planning on using all of those tonight are you?"

 I laughed at his optimism. "Hell no, but I'm pretty sure we can make a dent in them don't you think?"

 Edward sat up, pulling me closer into him so he now had one arm wrapped around my waist. The other hand was playing with my hair that was hanging lose around my shoulders.

"I've never told you how beautiful I think you are have I?" His eyes were dark, studying my face as if trying to commit it to memory.

 What do you say to that?

"You are. You're beautiful Belle."

 "Thank you." The atmosphere was no longer playful, but heavy with the reality of the way we probably both felt. And always the realization that whatever we had was severely limited. To what, I don't think either of us was entirely sure. But certainly limited to the confines of private space, where no one could know about us lest we be found out and Edward lose…everything.

 Edward ran his fingers across my cheek and then up through my hair before cradling my head and bringing my mouth to his for a brief kiss. His green eyes looked intense as they studied my face. It felt like he wanted to say something but he held back, bringing his mouth back to mine and capturing it in a searing kiss that made my toes literally curl. Our physical attraction was beyond anything I had ever experienced. And as I felt Edward harden and his hips move forward seeking me out I wondered how I was ever going to go home and live without him until the next time we could be together.

 This was no longer sex. It was so much more, but I daren't go so far as to say we were makinglove. Whatever it was we were connecting on a much higher level than ever before. Embracingwhat it was that had gone unspoken between us. Showing each other what we felt but couldn't say.

 The way she writes not only tells a story that witty but so sexually charged and deep you can feel itwith every word of every chapter read.

 You literally can’t wait for more. Not to mention the beautiful little secret that had to be kept safeuntil the time was right adds to the intrigue that is The American President.



Breaking News by WriteOnTime
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5424559/1/Breaking-News
Two network news anchors. One desk. In a race to get the story, love might become the headline - if they don't kill each other first. AU/AH Canon Couples, smart people, particle physics, and tap dancing.  Rated:  Fiction M



Heart of Stone by Coldplaywhore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874407/1/
Edward, in an effort to make use of his ability to read minds, uses his gifts to rid the truly evil people in the world and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he never expected her to come along and change his life so drastically. Nothing will be the same. AU Vampward. Rated M



Lose The One You Love by Discordia81 and Kherisma
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8385542/1/Lose-The-One-You-Love
San Francisco lawyer, Bella Swan, struggles to cope with the loss of her long-term boyfriend, Riley. Lonely and grief-stricken, she loses herself in a string of one-night stands, convinced she'll never find love again. Museum curator, Edward Cullen, may be the man to change Bella's mind. Could he be her second chance for love?  Rated: Fiction M

Grasping Darkness, Hungry Light by KiyaRaven
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8800459/1/
I'd lived in the darkness for so long, I was afraid the light would blind me. But she was there. By my side. And she taught me how to live again. *Sequel to Grasping Darkness.* 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!

Dirt Roads by Winehoes-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7303130/1/Dirt-Roads
Trucker hats, possums, and dirt roads. Shenanigans ensue. Is there really less trouble in the country, or are the kids just better at not getting caught? ExB, AH. Story contains mature themes. Rated: Fiction M

Episode by BoydBlog-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5625982/1/Episode
Bella Swan is a writer that is on a trip of a lifetime. Edward Cullen is a famous actor, whose life is a blur of film-sets, hotels and screaming fans. A destined encounter and a battle of mind over matter erupt amongst sensual music and a shared longing. Rated: Fiction M

Finding Serendipity by Kr2009-rec'd by Anhanninen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8867486/1/Finding-Serendipity
Edward's breakfast errand ends in him stumbling upon something unexpected. He discovers that sometimes a simple good deed isn't enough. And sometimes, two homeless girls can completely change your life. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Fix You by Chocaholic123-rec'd by Evilnat/Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8877174/1/Fix-You
Two lives. Different worlds. The ripples from this twelve year collision course will last forever. ExB, AH, Rated M for a reason.Rated: Fiction M

Following Faith by Jen328-rec'd by Sparkle Phillips
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242909/16/Following-Faith
Leaving the rain behind, Bella starts over in a small, coastal town. One glimpse of her and Edward is lost. Is it love at first sight or something more? A story of risking your heart - risking it all - to discover what you had all along. AH, rated M.
Rated: Fiction M

Hardcover Paranormal Romance by Badjujube-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7824101/1/Hardcover-Paranormal-Romance
Edward has an issue with Bella Swan that can't be found in the employee handbook. AU, goofy. Complete. Rated: Fiction M

Legendary by WhatsMyNomDePlume-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5514543/1/Legendary
Preternaturally irresistible, devastatingly charming Edward Cullen seems to have some strange power over the females in Forks…and Bella is scared she might know just what it is.M for language & naughty fun. Part mystery, part drama, all Edward.
Rated: Fiction M

Love is the End by Phoebes.promise-rec'd by Jaime Arkin
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6445022/1/
If he had only spoken the right words at the right time she would be his forever. Instead, they ache, love and long for each other in silence. A bittersweet love story desperately searching for a happily ever after. E/B, AH, M.
Rated: Fiction M

Part of Me by Luckyirishtart-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8939774/1/Part-of-Me
Written with WitFit daily prompts Jan/Feb 2013: 90's sex, drugs and Rock and Roll. E/B Rated: Fiction M


Rubbish by Belladonnacullen-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6763895/1/Rubbish
Trash. Dirty. Filthy. Late nights. Early mornings. Finally open your eyes to see Edward staring back. It's hard to remember to take out the trash when you're a high-class hooker. Do you need help cleaning house? Let the garbage collector do it. Rated: Fiction M

Sexy Silk by Jlho-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6659413/1/Sexy-Silk
Bella is a smart mouthed, celebrity hating P.A. to a Hollywood Stylist. Edward is an arrogant Hollywood playboy. What happens when their paths cross on the night of the Globes? Rated M for swears and lemons. Rated: Fiction M

She's Moody by Jackqueenking-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8161865/1/She-s-Moody
... but it's cool. I like it.
Rated: Fiction M

Speaking in Code by Mamabean-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7399839/1/Speaking-in-Code
Edward Cullen's trash is his neighbors' torture, and now his house is in violation of Chapter 36 of the Seattle Municipal Code. When Inspector Swan shows up to issue a citation, sparks will fly! ExB, AH Rated: Fiction M

The Distance In Between by Sunflowersongs-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8382223/1/
Edward Cullen, a Union cavalry officer during the Civil War, is found wounded and healed back to health by Bella Swan. Perhaps something even more precious is found and lost in the process. Rated: Fiction M

The Workings of Fate by RosieRathbone-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8893171/1/The-Workings-of-Fate

Monday, February 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!

Dirt Roads by Winehoes-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7303130/1/Dirt-Roads
Trucker hats, possums, and dirt roads. Shenanigans ensue. Is there really less trouble in the country, or are the kids just better at not getting caught? ExB, AH. Story contains mature themes. Rated: Fiction M

Episode by BoydBlog-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5625982/1/Episode
Bella Swan is a writer that is on a trip of a lifetime. Edward Cullen is a famous actor, whose life is a blur of film-sets, hotels and screaming fans. A destined encounter and a battle of mind over matter erupt amongst sensual music and a shared longing. Rated: Fiction M

Finding Serendipity by Kr2009-rec'd by Anhanninen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8867486/1/Finding-Serendipity
Edward's breakfast errand ends in him stumbling upon something unexpected. He discovers that sometimes a simple good deed isn't enough. And sometimes, two homeless girls can completely change your life. AH. Rated: Fiction M

Fix You by Chocaholic123-rec'd by Evilnat/Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8877174/1/Fix-You
Two lives. Different worlds. The ripples from this twelve year collision course will last forever. ExB, AH, Rated M for a reason.Rated: Fiction M

Following Faith by Jen328-rec'd by Sparkle Phillips
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242909/16/Following-Faith
Leaving the rain behind, Bella starts over in a small, coastal town. One glimpse of her and Edward is lost. Is it love at first sight or something more? A story of risking your heart - risking it all - to discover what you had all along. AH, rated M.
Rated: Fiction M

Hardcover Paranormal Romance by Badjujube-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7824101/1/Hardcover-Paranormal-Romance
Edward has an issue with Bella Swan that can't be found in the employee handbook. AU, goofy. Complete. Rated: Fiction M

Legendary by WhatsMyNomDePlume-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5514543/1/Legendary
Preternaturally irresistible, devastatingly charming Edward Cullen seems to have some strange power over the females in Forks…and Bella is scared she might know just what it is.M for language & naughty fun. Part mystery, part drama, all Edward.
Rated: Fiction M

Love is the End by Phoebes.promise-rec'd by Jaime Arkin
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6445022/1/
If he had only spoken the right words at the right time she would be his forever. Instead, they ache, love and long for each other in silence. A bittersweet love story desperately searching for a happily ever after. E/B, AH, M.
Rated: Fiction M

Part of Me by Luckyirishtart-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8939774/1/Part-of-Me
Written with WitFit daily prompts Jan/Feb 2013: 90's sex, drugs and Rock and Roll. E/B Rated: Fiction M


Rubbish by Belladonnacullen-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6763895/1/Rubbish
Trash. Dirty. Filthy. Late nights. Early mornings. Finally open your eyes to see Edward staring back. It's hard to remember to take out the trash when you're a high-class hooker. Do you need help cleaning house? Let the garbage collector do it. Rated: Fiction M

Sexy Silk by Jlho-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6659413/1/Sexy-Silk
Bella is a smart mouthed, celebrity hating P.A. to a Hollywood Stylist. Edward is an arrogant Hollywood playboy. What happens when their paths cross on the night of the Globes? Rated M for swears and lemons. Rated: Fiction M

She's Moody by Jackqueenking-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8161865/1/She-s-Moody
... but it's cool. I like it.
Rated: Fiction M

Speaking in Code by Mamabean-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7399839/1/Speaking-in-Code
Edward Cullen's trash is his neighbors' torture, and now his house is in violation of Chapter 36 of the Seattle Municipal Code. When Inspector Swan shows up to issue a citation, sparks will fly! ExB, AH Rated: Fiction M

The Distance In Between by Sunflowersongs-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8382223/1/
Edward Cullen, a Union cavalry officer during the Civil War, is found wounded and healed back to health by Bella Swan. Perhaps something even more precious is found and lost in the process. Rated: Fiction M

The Workings of Fate by RosieRathbone-rec'd by Cutestkidsmom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8893171/1/The-Workings-of-Fate
10 years ago, Edward was hopelessly in love with someone he couldn't have - out-of-reach, classmate, Bella. But when his 7yr old son is the reason they meet again, will Fate help this single father and give him a second chance? Rated: Fiction M

Friday, February 8, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week: The Fab Five are up!


The Practicum by  TheFicChick
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

Reviewed by: DH78

There are fics that try to do fluff and are not quite successful because they lack the interesting little hiccups that make a good story. It’s sticky sweet and when they end, we’re left wondering how much sugar we consumed without biting into something delicious.

 Empty calories.

 Not this one. No siree.

 The Practicum by TheFicChick gives you something to enjoy; the sweetness, thenaturally-moving UST, the fuckhot PE coach-slash-health teacher with a propensity forblushing, and the smart, realistic female lead that is equal parts sexy and intelligent.

 The story follows Bella, English teacher teaching in the small town she was raised in,and the new guy, Edward. He’s an ex-soccer player coaching Forks High’s talentedsoccer team and newly appointed Health/sex ed teacher. Bella’s assigned to assist himwith teaching the curriculum, and well... you can imagine...

 Edward should be cocky and over-sexed, considering his looks and athleticbackground. But he’s not. He’s sweet, a complete gentleman, and sexy in a completelyadorable way. He’s not a complete prude, but he’s definitely the kind of guy we wouldprobably meet in RL.

 Bella’s a great, natural character. I love realistic Bellas. I also love witty ones.

 Here’s a little clip from one of my favorite scenes so far:

 "So, thanks for dinner," I say, suddenly feeling like this is a really bad movie script,and Edward only further confirms that assessment when he says, "It was mypleasure." I roll my eyes at our joint lameness and he chuckles. "Yeah, okay, this is awkward."

 "See? This is probably why that whole chivalry thing has gone the way of eight-track tapes and VCRs. You should have just slowed to a crawl at the foot of thedriveway and I could have hopped out. I can duck-and-roll like a ninja."

 "If memory serves, we used a VCR just last week," he points out, ignoring my joke entirely, and is treated to my second eye-roll for his trouble.

 "And, if my memory serves, you weren't exactly adept at doing so, which furtherillustrates my point."

 "Trust me when I tell you that I'm far more adept at this than I am at operatingarchaic technology."

 When he blushes, the implication of his words hits me and I can't resist thebait. "Oh? And what exactly is 'this'?"

 "Um. Well." He licks his lips, and I step closer; when he looks down into my face,his eyes are heated. "You know. Dating."

 "I see."

 "Okay, that's a lie. I suck at dating."

 I laugh, the flirty sexual tension eliminated entirely. "I don't know," I counter. "Ithink you're doing pretty well, actually."

 "Yeah?"

 I nod. "Yeah."

 "Okay," he breathes. "Cool."

 I smile and bite my lip, inordinately pleased when his eyes go immediately to mymouth. "Hey, Edward?"

 "Yeah?" His eyes are still on my mouth, and it's amazing how very seventeen I feelright now. Were this a different porch on a different street in this same tiny town,this could be the first-date kiss I missed out on a decade ago.

 "Wanna kiss me?"

 "Badly," he says.

 Nope. Not gonna ruin it for ya. You’re just gonna have to read it yourself. By the way,my other favorite scene is a certain conversation they have in the diner about his...shall we say, experiences regarding creative sexual activities-slash foreplay that hadme spitting out my water and laughing hysterically. I won’t post it here because again, itwould just ruin too much, and I want you to RUN, not walk over to read it.

 Now, most people know I’m a teacher. One of the aspects of this story I like the most(besides the obvious wonderful and true-to-life UST) is the school atmosphere and thecamaraderie among the teachers. I found myself laughing at Bella’s colleagues as theydown margaritas and nachos as they gossip about the student and teachers. Yes. Wedo that. We have lives. We have sex. We’re still awesome teachers. Same goes for theantics of the students; crushes on teachers, being pressured to be sexually active, boysbeing... well, BOYS. It’s all very entertaining to read.

 The story is only eight chapters in, and she tends to update pretty frequently (most ofthe time daily), and it’s one of those “put everything down to read” fics for me. And afterreading most of TheFicChick’s stuff, I can safely rec just about everything else on herFFN profile. But read this one first. It will surely put a smile on your face... and you won’tlose any of your teeth from sugary sweets with no substance.


This is Not My Life by IsaKassees
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



Going  Under by sparklnfade
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



Just Breathe by Anhanninen
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



Yosemite  Decimal by MagTwi78
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

Monday, February 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 Wilderland by Phoegurl-rec'd by DollyReader
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7238434/1/A-Wilderland
Bella Swan has a destiny. A hunter of the dark, she was always meant for the world they tried to rip away from her. When her past refuses to stay past she finds herself in the fight for her life. AU-New Moon. Things have changed.
Rated: Fiction M

Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea by Jennde-rec'd by Runtagua
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6950000/1/Between-The-Devil-and-The-Deep-Blue-Sea
What do you do when the thing you want most is the one thing you can't have? A FGB novella for LikeToRead22 & Gemmabobella. Canon and non-canon pairings.
Rated: Fiction M

Breaking News by WriteOnTime-rec'd by TheFicChick
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5424559/1/Breaking-News
Two network news anchors. One desk. In a race to get the story, love might become the headline - if they don't kill each other first. AU/AH Canon Couples, smart people, particle physics, and tap dancing. Rated: Fiction M

Clementines by Nachos4Children-rec'd by Missus T
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5406133/1/Clementines
Bella hasn't had much luck in the love department. Will that luck change when she goes to college and runs into the handsome Dr. Carlisle Cullen? AH/AU OOC Non-canon. Rated M for language and lemons. Rated: Fiction M

Grasping Darkness, Hungry Light by KiyaRaven-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8800459/1/
I'd lived in the darkness for so long, I was afraid the light would blind me. But she was there. By my side. And she taught me how to live again. *Sequel to Grasping Darkness.* Rated: Fiction M

Hair of the Dog by Little Miss Tightly Wound-rec'd by Runtagua
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8528385/1/Hair-of-the-Dog
Love is never enough.
Rated: Fiction M

He Shoots, She Scores: The Full Story by WitchyVampireGirl-rec'd by Ysar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8264586/1/He-Shoots-She-Scores-The-Full-Story
See how it all started. What did Bella do once she laid eyes on Edward Cullen to make sure he was hers. Watch as shy Bella stops at nothing to get her man. Human, canon couples, a bit OOC. Rated: Fiction M

Heart of Stone by Coldplaywhore-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874407/1/
Edward, in an effort to make use of his ability to read minds, uses his gifts to rid the truly evil people in the world and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he never expected her to come along and change his life so drastically. Nothing will be the same. AU Vampward. Rated M

In Your Room by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8664104/1/In-Your-Room
After years of bedroom boredom with Missionary Mike, can Bella find the sexual salvation she's seeking in the arms of campus hottie, Edward Cullen? Rated M for Edward's dirty mouth, Bella's inner whore, embarrassing situations and lemons galore. Rated: Fiction M

Kaleidoscope by Luvrofink-rec'd by Mssl Masen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8244090/1/Kaleidoscope
The year is 2003. She's a good girl who finds herself tangled up with a not-so good guy. He's rough and damaged, but she doesn't care. She only wants to show him the light. Short chapters. BPOV. Rated: Fiction M

Life In the Balance by Mizzdee
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6484489/1/
Bella's hopes, dreams, life and future were violently ripped away. She finally finds the strength to do what it takes to save her sanity but at what price? Can the man hired to help her remain professional long enough to save her life?
Rated: Fiction M

Lose The One You Love by Discordia81-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8385542/1/Lose-The-One-You-Love
San Francisco lawyer, Bella Swan, struggles to cope with the loss of her long-term boyfriend, Riley. Lonely and grief-stricken, she loses herself in a string of one-night stands, convinced she'll never find love again. Museum curator, Edward Cullen, may be the man to change Bella's mind. Could he be her second chance for love?
Rated: Fiction M

Point of No Return by NeedMyFix-rec'd by Ange de L'aube
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8690641/1/Point-of-No-Return
"Nothing, Edward. Not a word. You broke my trust and completely shattered me in the process. It's left us at a point of no return." There's always a reason why people do what they do.There's always another side to the story. Rated: Fiction M

The American President by Rushed-rec'd by Nic/Six Dlbfive/Jenn Granat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The-American-President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. OOC AU Rated: Fiction M

Timing is Everything by Virginia May-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6558020/1/Timing-is-Everything
Edward was the one great "what-if" of Bella's life. Eight years after he left her without a word, a crisis brings them face to face in an unexpected time and place. A novella written for Fandom for Preemies-2010. AU/AH. My first all-human story.
Rated: Fiction M