Friday, May 31, 2013

TLS's Flash-Fic Fridays are in full effect! Come and see who's flashing us this week: 5/31 - 6/5

FLASH-FIC IS HERE



PLEASE JOIN US EACH FRIDAY TO SEE WHO'S FLASHING US!

Each Friday a new prompt will be posted along with the previous week's winners.
What exactly is a Flash-Fic? It's pretty much a spur of the moment, tiny story, prompted by words, images or silliness. Not sure if you've ever been on twitter when this has happened, but it's pretty awesome when it does. It also happens often in threads, with a combination of people contributing. 
How does it work? Each Friday one Admin of TLS posts a picture prompt here to the blog. Using this image, entries are created by commenting on this post. Submissions must be 100-300 words ONLY. No more, no less. The entries are then judged and we post the winners here, each Friday, to share with all of you.

THIS WEEK'S NEW PROMPT



You will have until next Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST to submit your entry.

Picture prompt and judge this week is Nicffwhisperer.

Please leave your submission in the comment section at the bottom of the post using this format:

  • Your name (use your Twitter, Facebook or FFN name)
  • Your link to your FFN profile if you choose to share it
  • Submissions will be judged on Thursdays and on Friday the winning entry will be posted here, on the TLS blog. 
This feature is open to everyone, so come one, come all!

LAST WEEK'S PROMPT AND WINNERS


FIRST PLACE WINNER

NAME itravelalone
WORD COUNT 255

I see you well enough. Your hair clashes horribly with the vibrant red of the star spangled banner wrapped around your shoulders as you hang out of the window as the carriage comes to a stop, but to me, you’ve never looked more handsome. Your smile is so, so brilliant, and it lights up my whole world, and I’m so in love with you I almost can’t breathe. You’re joking around with your mates, laughing and cursing as they pull you into the train by your feet and my heart flickers uncontrollably with impatience.

And as you step out of the car, your eyes meet mine and I just hope that deep, deep inside you, you love me as much as I love you.

Your eyes are roaming, and you catch my eye and smile. I smile back.

I love you.

I love you, I love you, I love you.

You’re full on sprinting now, towards the crowd that have been waiting for all of you for hours. I have been waiting for you for hours, and you’re finally home. You look so, so handsome in your green uniform, the metal on your chest bouncing with each step.
You stop. And kneel. Scoop up your child and throw him up in the air as the kid giggles and shrieks with joy.

God, you’re so glorious.

And then you’re here.

You rip my heart straight out of my chest and stomp on it a thousand times as I watch you bend down and kiss your wife.

SECOND PLACE



NAME @primarycolors1

WORD COUNT 300

A bump and his stomach rolls. The plane races over uneven ground. He has a ghost of a headache; his armpits are sour, his tongue coated with slime. He presses his nose against the window and sees nothing but darkness. No runway lights. No moon.

“Hey,” the lieutenant says.

Edward glances at the guy next to him, big and friendly, dimples, laugh lines.

“We’ll be at the base soon, alright? Get you cleaned up, get you home. They’re calling your family right now, man. You’ve been all over the news.” He pats Edward on the shoulder, wincing at the glazed look in his eyes. “You gotta girl at home?”

Edward squeezes the metal seat beneath his leg, rubs a mosquito bite on his arm.

Minutes or hours pass.

“Wife,” he whispers, the profound darkness swallowing his words.

“Yeah?” The lieutenant smiles. “Bet she’s pretty. You’ll have some story to tell, maybe you’ll win the Pulitzer or somethin’.” He shrugs. “Whatever it is journalists win.”

Edward thought about the month he’d been gone on his first assignment, years ago as a graduate student. How she'd waited hours at the Cambridge station for his return. Not caring who saw her run full tilt like a maniac and leap into his arms, cheeks wet with happiness.
"You've been gone too long," she'd whispered.

“How long?” he asks suddenly.

“'Bout 23 months,” the lieutenant answers. “You were never assumed dead though… just missing.”

There is no air.

Edward rakes his fingers through his hair, digs at his scalp, heart thrashing madly in his ribs. He wants to stand; he wants to walk. To run.

God. Two years.

“Whoa, hold on.” The lieutenant grabs his shoulders. “It’ll be fine, I promise. What’s her name?”

“Bella.” A prayer, as he slumps against the curve of the plane. "Bella."

THIRD PLACE



NAME my2galspal

LINK http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1733008/my2galspal
WORD COUNT 294

I have been waiting at this train station every Thursday afternoon for the past month. It’s the day he is supposed to come for me. All the other times I returned to a cheap motel, disappointed and scared, and rented a room for another week. Today is different though. My single bag is packed, just like before, but now I hold a ticket in my hand. I have to move on.

I grab a lock of my newly dyed hair and nervously twirl it around my finger. Being a brunette isn’t the end of the world but it still shocks me whenever I catch a glimpse of my reflection. Used to be the bruises that made me do a double take. Will he mind the change? Will he even recognize me?

Why am I worried about my hair when I may never see him again?
We planned our escape so carefully. We only separated to make sure my ex couldn’t trace us. We were only supposed to stay apart long enough to keep suspicion off the man who saved my life. We were supposed to meet up in this nothing town before moving on together. Something must have happened.

I am terrified to move on without him. What good is being away from the man who beat me if I can’t be with the man who treasures me? If it weren’t for this innate will to live I’d go back to find him.

“Rosie?”

I turn at the sound of my new name, the one only he knows. I want to answer him, but I can’t remember his new name. Instead I run to him and throw myself into his arms. At his touch it comes back to me.

“Emmett,” I breathe in relief.

HONORABLE MENTION



NAME @boomboom_jones

WORD COUNT 299
I want to tell him to stay and that I’ve been in love with him from the moment he stole my pen in Art History.

He’s tired and excited. His eyes are ringed dark but there’s this little glimmer there, and that’s something I can’t take away from him.

We stayed up all last night packing, and the words were right there on the tip of my tongue but… I’m a coward.

He’s supposed to be gone for six months. This internship he’s dreamed about forever.

Everything’s going to change.

“Why so serious?” he asks. He nudges my shoulder with his as we sit
on the bench, waiting for the train to begin boarding.

“You don’t want to know,” I say, which is already more than I should be saying.

“You’re my best friend. Of course, I want to know.” He rests his elbows on his thighs. “Besides, this is probably the perfect time since you’re about to be rid of me for a while. You know how bad my memory is, so, really, you could tell me you’re growing an eleventh finger and I’d definitely forget by tonight.”

“I don’t think you’d forget something like that. That’s gross, by the way.”

“I was going for extreme,” he says, then pauses when I don’t smile. “Talk to me, B.”

“It’s nothing. I’m happy for you is all.”

Edward frowns. “Oh.” Clasping his hands together, he stares off in the opposite direction. The silence between us lasts for a decade. “Did you ever wonder why people wait until the last minute to do something they should’ve done from the start?”

“No.” Yes.

He reaches into his bag. “I bought two tickets,” he says. “Just in case.”

“Just in case what?”
“Just in case you realized we’re supposed to be together.”


HONORABLE MENTION



NAME Bravery0898

LINK http://m.fanfiction.net/u/1414529/
WORD COUNT 297

-----------

8:06 AM.

Exactly nine minutes until I would be leaving. Permanently.

Would she be joining me? Would she leave everything behind for a summer fling? I shook my head.

We were much more. I prayed she knew that.

8:07A.M.

------------------

"Excuse me, sir, but you forgot your wallet!" I turned around and saw her, breathless, holding my black wallet in her hand. Her dark hair was falling from the messy bun and her cheeks were flushed.

I had purposely left it, hoping that today would be the day I could talk to her.

"Thank you so much," I feigned surprise. She smiled shyly, shook her head, and turned to leave. I put my hand on her arm. "Wait. May I take you out to dinner sometime? Tonight, perhaps?"

She blushed and told me she got off work at seven.

I was victorious.

-----------------

"How long?" Her head rested on my chest as I drew patterns on her naked back.

"Until August 5th."

"Will you be back?"

"I don't think so."

"Oh."

I brought her lips to mine.

----------------

"Come with me," I begged.

She knew what I was asking.

"I...don't know if I can."

"Please," I kissed her. "Please. I love you."

She shook her head as tears formed in her eyes. "You don't."

"Oh, I do." And I showed her.

------------

8:12 A.M.

I was numb. I adjusted the strap to my bag and turned to the train.

She must not have loved me. She never said it.

"Edward!" I whipped around and saw her. Beautiful as ever, holding two giant bags. She shrugged.

"I had to pack." Then she ran and jumped in my arms. "I love you. I could never let you go." She murmured against my lips.

"Bella."


The Lemonade Stand would like to also thank all of the participants. We thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the entries!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Poll is up!

We had to change poll clients and decided to try the Blogger poll one last time before switching to another unknown client, and as usual, Blogger isn't counting votes and actually subtracting votes for some reason.

We are trying out a new polling client and hope that you'll hang in there with us as we give this one a go. New poll is up and will run through Friday night at 9pm EST.

Thanks so much!

PAWsPeaches

LEMON DROPS: 5/29/13


Are you ready? Are the kids tucked in bed and the tasks done for the day? Cuz you’re going to want to settle in and not be disturbed. This installment is packed with the hot and dirty. Read ‘em up and please leave your authors some love. Lord knows they deserve it after their thoroughness. ;) 
Xoxo
Mel

Fishnets by MissYesPleaseSir
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9311175/1/Fishnets
"She stopped, in only her heels and the Fishnet Wonder, as she had come to think of it, right at the foot of his bed, where she raised her hand up next to her face and curled one finger at him: Come. Over. Here. " ExB, AH, one-shot.Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Edward & Bella - Words: 4,238

Fork My Life by grrlinterrupted
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6423480/1/Fork-My-Life
Driven to desperation after spending her workday immersed in smutty fanfic, Bella rushes home to find relief in an internet chatroom, where she encounters horny, lonely music teacher Edward. Cybersex meets Twilight! One shot, AH, OOC, B&EPOV, very lemony. Fiction M - Romance/Humor - Bella & Edward - Words: 5,330

It Ain't Over by MeilleurCafe
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8918222/1/It-Ain-t-Over
He left without a word. What can he say now that he's back? AH; E x B. Angsty and lemony. Fiction M - English - Drama/Angst - Edward & Bella - Words: 3,861

Secluded Seduction by Pinkpixiechick
www.fanfiction.net/s/6885672/1/Secluded-Seduction
Hot summer days, another beach party full of people you're trying to avoid. Refuge in the cool and dark brings unexpected surprises. Fun, sexy times. Fiction M - English - Romance - Bella & Edward - Words: 5,861

(Un)Dressing Edward Culllen by Discordia81
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9227119/1/Un-Dressing-Edward-Cullen-One-Shot
Edward Cullen is an A-list actor with horrific taste in clothing. Bella Swan is his long-suffering stylist who wants to strangle him one minute and kiss him the next. When Edward crashes her date, Bella has to choose between dressing her client and undressing the man she loves. 2nd Place Public Winner for the Happily Ever After Twific Contest! Fiction M - English - Humor/Romance - Bella & Edward - Words: 11,706

Sunday, May 26, 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!



All We Are by SarahYoungEun-rec'd by Mercyrus Tales
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7547243/1/All-We-Are
Edward is no doubt one cryptic guy. The star volleyball player of Forks High School, he's hot, blunt, and popular, but there's something about him that goes much deeper than that. Then comes new student Bella Swan, shy and naive, who doesn't know what hits her until he takes her heart. It's a numbing, consuming, not-so-typical romance of two teens who want very different things. Rated M</a>

Boy Next Door by Taintedvile-rec'd by Runtauga
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5538542/1/Boy-next-door
Edward Masen is the boy living next door... Bella has various names for Edward these days; but she no longer calls him friend. Depressed, angst filled teens; trying to cope without the love of a friend. Rated M

Country Women Will Survive by Stratocastic1969-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7787902/1/
As a homeless drifter in Kentucky, Edward finds work and a home with a widow and her two young daughters. Will he have the strength to stay away from Bella, who's innocence captures his heart? Rated M

How I Became Edward Cullen's Slut or A Love Story by Col.mustard-rec'd by Rose Arcadia
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8374909/1/How-I-Became-Edward-Cullen-s-Slut-or-A-Love-Story
Bella is a nerdy high school junior with low self-esteem. A surprise encounter with Edward Cullen, resident bad boy, starts a sexual relationship between the two. Rated M

Infinite Visibility by TheFicChick-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9198986/1/Infinite-Visibility
"Bella, I'm not perfect." "I've loved perfect before, and he broke me anyway." (A "Twilight"/"Remember Me" crossover.)

Late by Reyes139-rec'd by Misty Hawkins
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9272216/1/Late
He's late...again, I murmured under my breath while I watched the clock tick on with another minute wasted on waiting for the man I loved with everything I had. Isabella married the man of her dreams, loves him fiercely, but what happens when he forgets the vows he's said-when work and family become priority and the one you have at home gets tired of you always being late. Rated M

May Be Reckless by Foreverx17-rec'd by Mizzez Pattinson
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9246242/1/May-Be-Reckless
"Everything changed when I had laid eyes on her. She was, without a doubt, the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. I stopped myself again. This was Charlie's daughter. Charlie, the man who had given me a chance when I felt like I was down on my luck. I would never undermine his trust by trying to get at his daughter. I knew why I wasn't good enough. I knew I had to stay away." Rated M

Part of Me by LuckyIrishTart-rec'd by PAWsPeaches & Everydamnbody lol
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 M

Pieces of Me by JustForkIt-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8167013/1/Pieces-of-Me
Bella left the state of Washington to escape the memory of her mother, leaving behind everything and everyone she knew. When tragedy strikes, and she's forced to go back to a life she left behind, will Bella be able to put the pieces back together? Rated M

Shame by BellaDonnaCullen-rec'd by Nic/PAWsPeaches/Rochelle Allison/MoniNP
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9281621/1/Shame
She destroys him. He hides his disgrace. She manipulates. He dominates. She's driven by power. He's inspired by duty. Their corporate arrangement is motivated by shame. ExB, AH, Rated M.

Square Pegs by Fireflyatnight-rec'd by Bella Ami
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9256042/1/
Edward Cullen, powerful and brilliant, lacks a real love relationship in his life. He's bi tries to his be content with his regular sex partners until he meets Bella under mysterious circumstances. Security expert Jasper must keep them all safe while trying to ignore his attractions and Emmett just wants everyone. Rated M

Stubborn Love by VampiresHaveBeagles-rec'd by Susan Q/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8063793/1/Stubborn-Love
She'll lie and steal and cheat, and beg you from her knees. She'll make you think she means it this time, tearing a hole in you. But I still love her. I don't really care. A story from iambeagle and VampiresHaveLaws.

Tomorrow by MBella-rec'd by Memphis Lamb/PAWsPeaches
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7534488/1/Tomorrow
Edward is country music's hottest star...Bella is just a small town girl...somehow their world's collide, and nothing is ever the same again. Rated M

When Will I Know by Deb24601-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7841318/1/When-Will-I-Know
You don't get over Edward Cullen. Even when he was never really yours. A story about wanting, needing and, eventually, knowing. AH. Inspired by Jan 2012 Witfit prompts. Rated M

While You Were Gone by Jenny0719-rec'd by Remmy
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6142197/1/While-You-Were-Gone
Upon returning to Forks, Edward quickly learns that trying to remove supernatural forces from Bella's life by leaving was in vain. She's undergone a transformation that he couldn't have even imagined. AU Rated M

Saturday, May 25, 2013

TLS Fics of the Week 5/21 - 5/27/2013: The Fab Five are up!


In Pursuit by Sarge’s Girls
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9154475/1/In-Pursuit
A normal night out changes everything for two innocent sisters, who stumble upon something that will change their lives forever. Two brave U.S. marshals have to keep them hidden and keep them safe. How far are they willing to go to do what's right? Are the consequences worth it all? AH/Canon Couples/Rated M

Reviewed by Lost In Fanfiction

In Pursuit, the hot new story written by the duo, Sarge’s Girls, is a fantastic story, full of suspense, action and the building desire of two vulnerable sisters and the marshal's who've been entrusted to their care.

This story begins with carefree twenty- five year old, fraternal twin sisters, Mary (Alice)  and Marie (Bella), witnessing a murder.  Unbeknownst to them, they witness a mob killing.  If they want to live and do the right thing, they are forced into hiding until they are able to testify against the notorious mobsters.

As a special request to his friends, Angela and Ben, and with the help of Uncle Al, Edward’s lieutenant and longtime family friend, Edward and Jasper, are brought in to hide and protect the young women for the duration.

The girls, who are traumatized and terrified, start a tumultuous and very dangerous journey with Edward, and Jasper.

Jasper Whitlock had been very calm, very friendly when he'd shaken our hands and said hello. He'd made us instantly feel at ease with two strange men in the small motel room. His southern accent had flowed like warm honey and...as odd as it seemed...felt like the hugs my mother used to give us when we were young.
Edward, on the other hand, was darker – in personality and in looks. He'd been gruff, just like Angela had said, and almost impersonal. Not impolite, really, just professional and distant. When he'd instructed us to listen to whatever he and Jasper told us, his voice had softened almost imperceptibly, but he'd still been slightly intimidating.

This is the second amazing collaboration for these authors.  I was impressed with their first story and couldn’t wait to dive into this one. The authors alternate writing points of view, Jenny writes Bella and Deb writes Edward. However, you would never know it because both writers are equally eloquent and talented.

For a split second, I saw the real Marie. Not the scared and tired girl, not the girl that carried too much guilt, but the woman that probably took life by the horns and shoved it around like she wanted it. It was sexy – and a little unnerving that I found it that damn sexy – but it was the facts all the same. She raised her own eyebrow up at me after checking the weapon and securing the safety.
I chuckled. "Thatta girl."

The UST between Edward and Bella has intensified with each chapter.  Based on the exploits in Coming Home (their first, and very successful collaboration) and the M rating.  I have realistic expectations that these ladies will deliver some steamy, lemony goodness as the story unfolds.

There was a giant fucking elephant in the garage with us, but I was an even bigger chicken-shit for ignoring it. I knew it as she stared up at me for a moment. I could even feel it pulling me to her, but I simply dropped my cigarette butt and smashed it with my shoe. My cowardly ass was saved when the inside door opened again.

Just reading the musings of two single men forced into living with and protecting two single girls is fun enough.  Then throw in some yoga and...

Yoga. Fuck my life, the girls were doing yoga. Again. They'd started doing it the day after Marie's...er, Bella's meltdown. Every other day, we were forced to listen to and watch some overly happy, extremely relaxed chick coach the girls through thirty minutes of the most obscene positions I'd ever seen. The first time we'd witnessed it, Jasper had destroyed a can of Coke in his bare hand, spilling that shit everywhere, and I'd practically burned the hell out of my dick dropping a spoonful of hot oatmeal onto my lap.

Bracing myself, I opened the door. It was impossible not to look to the living room floor once inside the house. Two very fit girls, two sets of tight clothes, and two pairs of legs able to bend into positions that seemed inconceivable were crouched on the floor. I'd known exotic dancers that couldn't even do that shit.

I let out a breath, stalking quickly through the room and into the kitchen. Slamming the paper down onto the counter, I smirked when Jasper jumped. Fucker was failing at his stealthy way of watching them. Not one word on his crossword puzzle was for real, I'd have been willing to bet.

"Mm, thank you," Jasper muttered, drawling out the last word, which caused me snort into a laugh. His eyes locked with mine. "Gotta love that Downward Facing Dog..."

I’m so excited to see how this plays out. Will Edward and Jasper be able to keep these girls safe?  Will their attraction for the girls cloud their judgement?  Or will the men be able to remain professional and objective enough to keep Bella and Alice safe until trial? And, if so, what happens then?

Al watched her leave us and then spun his head around to face me. "That's one beautiful girl." Al leaned against the car, facing us, but his focus was on Jasper. "Talk to me, Whitlock. Tell me about how you're bending a few rules in there."

Chapter 9 was just posted on Sunday, but these ladies had me sucked in at chapter 1. From day one, they drew me in with their characters and made me care about what happens to them.  I’m not the least bit surprised it won Fiction of the Week.

If you shy away from works in progress I think you are safe with this one. Sarge’s Girls consistently post meaty chapters every Sunday.

Given the number of followers, reviews and obvious love for this story I’m definitely not the only one who looks forward to Marshalward each Sunday.


Higher by SexyLexiCullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9254112/1/Higher
Summer of 1994: Dial-up internet. Pagers. Walkmans. AOL chat rooms. O.J in a white Bronco. And blazingly hot weather in Brooklyn where eighteen-year-old Bella Swan is filling her days making ice cream sundaes before she starts college. But one long night – full of Ecstasy, subway rides, dark dance clubs, and a boy she doesn't want to stay away from – may change everything. Rated M



Curve Ball by Staceleo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9102043/1/Curve-Ball
Opposites attract don't they? Not in Bella Swan's world. Unfortunately, the Captain of the baseball team has other ideas. A short chapter tale written for mauigirl60. Rated M


I Fell in Love by Anhanninen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9247324/1/I-Fell-in-Love
Set in her ways and believing that the world only takes, reclusive Bella finds her life turned completely around when she meets a handsome and compassionate man. Love doesn't happen in one moment. It happens in every moment. Rated M


Heart of Stone by Coldplaywhore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874407/1/Heart-of-Stone
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

TLS Fics of the Week 5/21 - 5/27/2013: The Fab Five are up!


In Pursuit by Sarge’s Girls
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9154475/1/In-Pursuit
A normal night out changes everything for two innocent sisters, who stumble upon something that will change their lives forever. Two brave U.S. marshals have to keep them hidden and keep them safe. How far are they willing to go to do what's right? Are the consequences worth it all? AH/Canon Couples/Rated M

Reviewed by Lost In Fanfiction

In Pursuit, the hot new story written by the duo, Sarge’s Girls, is a fantastic story, full of suspense, action and the building desire of two vulnerable sisters and the marshal's who've been entrusted to their care.

This story begins with carefree twenty- five year old, fraternal twin sisters, Mary (Alice)  and Marie (Bella), witnessing a murder.  Unbeknownst to them, they witness a mob killing.  If they want to live and do the right thing, they are forced into hiding until they are able to testify against the notorious mobsters.

As a special request to his friends, Angela and Ben, and with the help of Uncle Al, Edward’s lieutenant and longtime family friend, Edward and Jasper, are brought in to hide and protect the young women for the duration.

The girls, who are traumatized and terrified, start a tumultuous and very dangerous journey with Edward, and Jasper.

Jasper Whitlock had been very calm, very friendly when he'd shaken our hands and said hello. He'd made us instantly feel at ease with two strange men in the small motel room. His southern accent had flowed like warm honey and...as odd as it seemed...felt like the hugs my mother used to give us when we were young.
Edward, on the other hand, was darker – in personality and in looks. He'd been gruff, just like Angela had said, and almost impersonal. Not impolite, really, just professional and distant. When he'd instructed us to listen to whatever he and Jasper told us, his voice had softened almost imperceptibly, but he'd still been slightly intimidating.

This is the second amazing collaboration for these authors.  I was impressed with their first story and couldn’t wait to dive into this one. The authors alternate writing points of view, Jenny writes Bella and Deb writes Edward. However, you would never know it because both writers are equally eloquent and talented.

For a split second, I saw the real Marie. Not the scared and tired girl, not the girl that carried too much guilt, but the woman that probably took life by the horns and shoved it around like she wanted it. It was sexy – and a little unnerving that I found it that damn sexy – but it was the facts all the same. She raised her own eyebrow up at me after checking the weapon and securing the safety.
I chuckled. "Thatta girl."

The UST between Edward and Bella has intensified with each chapter.  Based on the exploits in Coming Home (their first, and very successful collaboration) and the M rating.  I have realistic expectations that these ladies will deliver some steamy, lemony goodness as the story unfolds.

There was a giant fucking elephant in the garage with us, but I was an even bigger chicken-shit for ignoring it. I knew it as she stared up at me for a moment. I could even feel it pulling me to her, but I simply dropped my cigarette butt and smashed it with my shoe. My cowardly ass was saved when the inside door opened again.

Just reading the musings of two single men forced into living with and protecting two single girls is fun enough.  Then throw in some yoga and...

Yoga. Fuck my life, the girls were doing yoga. Again. They'd started doing it the day after Marie's...er, Bella's meltdown. Every other day, we were forced to listen to and watch some overly happy, extremely relaxed chick coach the girls through thirty minutes of the most obscene positions I'd ever seen. The first time we'd witnessed it, Jasper had destroyed a can of Coke in his bare hand, spilling that shit everywhere, and I'd practically burned the hell out of my dick dropping a spoonful of hot oatmeal onto my lap.

Bracing myself, I opened the door. It was impossible not to look to the living room floor once inside the house. Two very fit girls, two sets of tight clothes, and two pairs of legs able to bend into positions that seemed inconceivable were crouched on the floor. I'd known exotic dancers that couldn't even do that shit.

I let out a breath, stalking quickly through the room and into the kitchen. Slamming the paper down onto the counter, I smirked when Jasper jumped. Fucker was failing at his stealthy way of watching them. Not one word on his crossword puzzle was for real, I'd have been willing to bet.

"Mm, thank you," Jasper muttered, drawling out the last word, which caused me snort into a laugh. His eyes locked with mine. "Gotta love that Downward Facing Dog..."

I’m so excited to see how this plays out. Will Edward and Jasper be able to keep these girls safe?  Will their attraction for the girls cloud their judgement?  Or will the men be able to remain professional and objective enough to keep Bella and Alice safe until trial? And, if so, what happens then?

Al watched her leave us and then spun his head around to face me. "That's one beautiful girl." Al leaned against the car, facing us, but his focus was on Jasper. "Talk to me, Whitlock. Tell me about how you're bending a few rules in there."

Chapter 9 was just posted on Sunday, but these ladies had me sucked in at chapter 1. From day one, they drew me in with their characters and made me care about what happens to them.  I’m not the least bit surprised it won Fiction of the Week.

If you shy away from works in progress I think you are safe with this one. Sarge’s Girls consistently post meaty chapters every Sunday.

Given the number of followers, reviews and obvious love for this story I’m definitely not the only one who looks forward to Marshalward each Sunday.


Higher by SexyLexiCullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9254112/1/Higher
Summer of 1994: Dial-up internet. Pagers. Walkmans. AOL chat rooms. O.J in a white Bronco. And blazingly hot weather in Brooklyn where eighteen-year-old Bella Swan is filling her days making ice cream sundaes before she starts college. But one long night – full of Ecstasy, subway rides, dark dance clubs, and a boy she doesn't want to stay away from – may change everything. Rated M



Curve Ball by Staceleo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9102043/1/Curve-Ball
Opposites attract don't they? Not in Bella Swan's world. Unfortunately, the Captain of the baseball team has other ideas. A short chapter tale written for mauigirl60. Rated M


I Fell in Love by Anhanninen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9247324/1/I-Fell-in-Love
Set in her ways and believing that the world only takes, reclusive Bella finds her life turned completely around when she meets a handsome and compassionate man. Love doesn't happen in one moment. It happens in every moment. Rated M


Heart of Stone by Coldplaywhore
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874407/1/Heart-of-Stone
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

Friday, May 24, 2013

TLS's Flash-Fic Fridays are in full effect! Come and see who's flashing us this week: 5/24 - 5/31

FLASH FIC FRIDAY IS HERE


PLEASE JOIN US EACH FRIDAY TO SEE WHO'S FLASHING US

Each Friday a new prompt will be posted along with the previous week's winners.

What exactly is a Flash-Fic? It's pretty much a spur of the moment, tiny story, prompted by words, images or silliness. Not sure if you've ever been on twitter when this has happened, but it's pretty awesome when it does. It also happens often in threads, with a combination of people contributing. 

How does it work? Each Friday one admin of TLS posts a picture prompt here to the blog. Using this image, entries are created. Entries must be 100-300 words ONLY. No more, no less. The entries are then judged and we post the winning submissions here, each Friday, to share with all of you.


THIS WEEK'S NEW PROMPT



Picture prompt and judge the week of 5/24 - 5/31 is by Evilnat.

You will have until next Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST to submit your entry.


Please leave your submission in the comment section at the bottom of the post using this format:

Your name (use your Twitter, Facebook or FFN name)

Your link to your FFN profile if you choose to share it

Number of submission. Example: #1

Submissions will be judged on Thursdays and on Friday the winning entry will be posted here, on the TLS blog. 

This feature is open to everyone, so come one, come all!


LAST WEEK'S PROMPT




FIRST PLACE WINNER

Twitter name: @incog_ninjaFFn 
profile: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3923159/

It’s that frustrating moment right before you’re wet enough to take him, but you still want him right fucking now, and you just can’t say it out loud. All you can do is lie there helpless, thighs spread wide and thrashing, back arched dangerously, head thrown back and chest heaving. 

But he knows what you need – what you both need. He swipes his fingers over his tongue then slips them down between your thighs, slowly slides them around your clit. He gently pushes them inside your body and twists and pumps them. His thumb presses at the top and just to the side with a sensual grip over that spot that’s throbbing inside and outside and everywhere for you.

You rotate your hips and buck lightly into his hand because you don’t want to fuck it up. What he’s doing is magic; it’s exactly what you needed and you didn’t even know it. You pray he never takes his hand away and that his maneuver isn’t simple chance – that he knows what he’s doing and that he’ll keep on doing it. 

You’re suddenly gushing, and the silence in the stiflingly hot and quiet attic is broken by your cries for more more fuck yes more now please. 

Then his hands are spreading you wider and his cock is pushing inside, where you’re so fucking hot and wet and wanting. Just minutes before, you were frustratingly unprepared, but this man… he knows how to make you ready.

He knows how to make you sing and cry and scream. Just a few minutes more of him pushing and pulling, in and out, and you’re muttering nonsense, clawing at his chest and back and shoulders.

Then you find out that he also knows how to make you come apart.


SECOND PLACE

@everydaybella89
http://www.fanfiction.net/~everydaybella

He growls. His eyes are dark and a little twisted. He is big and powerful, and I cannot deny that those fangs scare me a little. My mother always told me to stay away from demons—so, why am I fixing to fuck one?

He grabs my hips, locks my ankles around his waist, and towers over me. “You smell amazing.” His voice is rough and gravely, like it’s coming from deep inside his chest.

My heartbeat thunders in response, and the rational part of my mind tells me to be afraid. I can’t bring myself to feel the emotion, however. I know him perhaps better than he knows himself.

I bring my palm up to caress his cheek. The action is surprisingly sweet amidst the almost violent passion swirling around us. “You won’t hurt me,” I order him. His nostrils flare at the idea of being ordered around by a human. I don’t give him a chance to dwell on it. “You’ve saved me too many times to kill me now.”

He leers and his black, bottomless eyes make it clear that he wants me in more ways than one. “Are you sure about that, sweetheart?” He growls, and shivers of fear and excitement shoot down my spine.In answer I grind my pussy against the hard cock still inside his boxers. “You’re mine,” I declare, making it clear what I think about his teasing.

He licks three fingers coating them with venom before pushing them inside me with one hard grunt. “Mate.”


THIRD PLACE

Betty Lovegood (@LovegoodBetty)fanfiction.net/u/2048821/

The room was dark. I could only feel him over me as my eyes adjusted to the city lights entering from the open window. The warm summer breeze enhanced the whiskey-sweat-and-sex-scent surrounding us, and it drove me crazy. It seemed to drive him crazy, too. I felt hot with need for him. I hadn't even given him my name, but he already knew how and where to touch and kiss me to make me whimper breathlessly. 

I'd dreamed of this many times from the moment I laid eyes on him weeks ago. But this wasn't a dream; there was no haze, and definitely no stopping. He was all mine and I was his... for however long he'd let me stay in his bed.

I thought I couldn't become any more desperate for him, having him shirtless, clad in only his boxers and looking down at me with bedroom eyes, ready to dive in. But I did, when he licked his fingers before repeatedly massaging right where I ached the most. He had a talent I'd never experienced. I was ready to climax after a few seconds. He caught one of my nipples in his mouth when I arched my back, grinding into his fingers, and he sucked just perfectly for me to fall over the edge. I could very clearly feel the electricity between us.

He didn't withdraw his hand as he kissed down my stomach and promised, “I've only just begun, gorgeous...”


HONORABLE MENTION

@cosmogirl7481

Fuck, you're dripping, baby." His voice was a harsh rasp just above me. "See? I told you that you wanted it. I told you I could make you want it."

"Fuck you," I spat, just as he pushed two thick fingers inside me, spreading them, then curling them up against the spot that always made me whimper.Every single time.

"I am fucking you," he said, "First with my fingers and then...then, you know what I'm gonna do?"

I wanted to give him silence, but the whimper that escaped me told him clearly that I couldn't. It didn't matter that we'd been fighting. It didn't matter who was right or wrong. They were only words. They were nothing compared to the way he made me feel.

He slid his fingers out, pulling them up to his mouth and licking. And everything about him was filthy. His words, his tongue.

But me even more.

Me, most of all.

Because I wanted to watch, wanted to see him tasting me, sucking me off of his skin. But it didn't last.

"I'm gonna fuck you with my cock," he said, his fingers slipping easily inside me again. "I'm not even gonna lick your sweet pussy because you're so fucking ready for me. It's all over your thighs, sweet girl. But I'm not gonna do it until you tell me."

"Please."

"Say it."

"Oh, god. Just...please."

"Say the fucking words."

"You're right, goddamn it," I cried, and he immediately covered me with the weight of his body. "You're always fucking right."


HONORABLE MENTION

@MariahajilE
http://www.fanfiction.net/~mariahajile 

Edward kept Bella’s thighs from tightening around his head, but he refused to show her any mercy. He wanted her to remember what it was like to have his mouth on her, his fingers in her. 

As her body began to calm, Edward raised his head and let his eyes roam her body. Over her stomach, between her breasts, up to her face… It was his favorite map in the world. It was a map of Bella. 

“Oh, my God…” she panted.

It was music to Edward’s ears. And heart. 

He couldn't resist taking another lick of her pussy, to have another taste of what he did to her, which caused her body to jolt. 

“Edw- Jesus Christ. Wait.”

He climbed up and hovered over her body.

“What? I just wanted seconds. And now I want thirds,” he smirked as he licked his hand and ran it between her legs, teasingly applying pressure with his middle finger. 

He showed no shame as he brought his hand to his mouth and licked, relishing in the taste there and humming his approval.

Bella’s chest rose and fell, as Edward did everything pure and sinful to her body.

But before she could savor that feeling, Edward’s cock pushed into her, giving her even more to drown in. It was heaven and explosive, and she couldn't get enough.

Edward placed his hands on either side of her head.

“Open your eyes, baby,” he whispered, and when she did, she couldn't help but stare into his. 

He pulled out and in, rocked and swiveled his hips, driving her crazy.

“I’ll never get my fill of you…”


HONORABLE MENTION

AND even though this one is NOT at all a representation of the gif I have to include it because it's damn hot 

@primarycolors1
http://www.fanfiction.net/~primarycolorsword 


She’d stopped chewing, mouth hanging open, salt from the popcorn burning her tongue.

“Are we…umm.” She was finding it hard to finish a sentence, or even a complete thought, her mind so consumed with the frantic couple on the movie screen. “Is this the right…”

Edward frowned. “I’d thought so,” he whispered, shifting in his seat. “But I… wow.”

Running late, they’d ducked into theater 10, giggling, spilling snacks on the multicolored carpet, assuming the gritty black and white scene was a trailer for some foreign film. French, maybe. Only they couldn’t be sure. There hadn’t been any words.

The man had the woman pressed up against a window now, pounding into her from behind. Breath frosted across the glass as she panted, fingers splayed, moans mingling with the wet sounds of sex.

Bella bit her lip hard. Every muscle in her body was strung tight, her heart racing.

On the screen, another man was watching the couple from the doorway, slowly unbuckling his belt.

“Fuck,” Edward said in a strangled voice. He pressed Bella's hand to the front of his jeans, groaning when she rubbed lightly. “Come here.”

“But—“

“Theater’s empty,” he said hoarsely, throwing the armrest out of the way, dragging her onto his lap. He draped her legs on the outside of his and pulled her back against his chest, one hand pushing inside her panties, the other already under her bra, pinching, pulling. “Watch,” he murmured into her ear, breath hot against her cheek.

The couple had finally made it to the bed, unsurprised when the second man crawled up beside them. Both men were on their knees, one fucking her pussy, the other fucking her mouth.

Edward bit her neck when she came all over his fingers. 

“You liked that, didn’t you? Naughty girl.”



The Lemonade Stand would like to also thank all of the participants. We thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the entries!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Meet the Poll: What we're reading 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 Suebee Betafairy
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 M

Coupling by Honeybeemeadows-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9099970/1/Coupling
Two lovestruck girls. Two dumbstruck boys. Four can play this game. Graffiti and jello shots. Lemons and language. Girl love and bromance. Rabid bees and leather vests. AH. Rated M

Fortune Favours the Bold by Capricapra-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8974679/1/Fortune-Favours-the-Bold
Inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion. At 18, Bella's respected family prevent her from running away with penniless orphan Edward. Years later and their fortunes have reversed. The Swans are in dire financial straits. Edward is a wealthy music producer. Bella is an impovershed writer living with her sister, a single mother. But Edward and Bella's paths are about to cross again. Rated: Fiction M

Hard to Love by Drotuno-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9261922/1/Hard-to-Love
I didn't know how to ask him if I was going to lose the one person that had loved me unconditionally my entire life. Bella Swan had been in every moment of my life since I was seven years old. Eighteen years. She was there for it all, and it wasn't supposed to end like this. AH/Canon couples. EPOV Rated M

In Mates by Jonesn-rec'd by Sunflower Fanfiction/Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8509252/1/In-Mates
Bella never thought that she would end up working in a correctional institute. But she needed a change from the mundane, and well, she may have found just what she was looking for within these prison walls. *Winner* TotF Awards inside. Extended. Rated M

Love Like a Hurricane by Counselor-rec'd by Nic/Edmazing/Rochelle Allison/Mercyrus Tales
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9014626/1/Love-Like-a-Hurricane
Post-Civil war, Edward and Jasper come home after a cattle-drive, greeted by his little sis, 16 year old Bella Marie. She is pressing Edward to let her be courted by the neighbor's son. Bella had always hoped she could marry Edward seeing as she is adopted, brought to their family as an infant by Edward's now deceased father. Edward allows Paul to call. That's when trouble comes. Rated M

Room 212 by Revrag-rec'd by Edmazing
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8254650/1/Room-212
A story of survival and adversity. Endurance and love. Discovering how to overlook the things that matter least, for the reward of the things that matter most. Rated M

Slapshot by Prettykittyff-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9174767/1/Slapshot
He comes in for the stale coffee and the girl behind the counter. She lives for the moments he walks though her doors. Can she snag herself a star? Can he handle being caught? HOCKEYWARD EXB OOC *Lemons*Fictionista workshop witfits April 2013. Rated 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 M

The Chains That Bind Us by Hank's Lady-rec'd by PAWsPeaches
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9232028/1/The-Chains-That-Bind-Us
Edward Cullen is a movie-star, born into the life of fame and fortune, but always wishing for something else. When his girlfriend Bella publicly humiliates and hurts him, he eventually finds the opportunity to look for something better; something that deep down he always wanted. Rated M for adult scenes (slash). Rated M

The Confidence Man by OhMyWord-rec'd by Dandie Goose
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5850826/1/The-Confidence-Man
"The target is Isabella Swan, fellow graduate student. Came into a fortune when her mother died, she doesn't seem to care to do anything with it. Quiet, shy, just waiting for The One. I'll be everything she wants me to be." Rated M

The House of Glass by LuckyStar815-rec'd by Evilnat
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8754233/1
When you're seventeen, you believe in Prince Charming. When you're twenty-four, you're tired of waiting for him and try to settle for less. When you're thirty, you know for sure he doesn't exist. Rated M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2-rec'd by Nic/MoniNP
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 M

The Love Boat by Twilly-rec'd by Nic/Obsmama
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8083461/1/The-Love-Boat
Love, exciting and new. Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. Best friends, a childhood crush, a free cruise, and a ship full of swingers. Rated M

The Man in the Moon by CullensTwiMistress-rec’d by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9224221/1/The-Man-in-the-Moon
Her Nana had always told her she'd find the peanut butter to her jelly. But she never did find the one, and now she's 29 and still looking for that perfect one—the man that doesn't exist. He's like the man in the moon; a simple fairy tale that will never be real. AH; BxE; Romance. Rated M