Monday, January 20, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are happy to bring you the bi-weekly TLS tested and approved Fic Rec list. The following stories hit our radar and we wanted to share them with YOU!! Check them out and leave the author some love & tell them where you saw their story!

A Southern Gentleman by Mrs. Brownloe-rec'd by VampsHaveLaws
Honor, duty and gentility were the guiding principles of a southern gentleman. So, there was only one thing to do when Edward discovered the truth of something that happened long ago, something he was honor-bound to repair if it took him the rest of his life. Rated M

Ahoy, Love! by Katinki-rec'd by Evilnat
One big, white boat, one unfortunate tropical storm, a few too many bottles of booze, and two single thirty-somethings hanging out, maybe falling in love, and trying to not lose their minds amidst the endless rounds of shuffleboard and Bingo. Just a bit of fluffy summer fun to take the bite out of Old Man Winter. AH. Rated M

Badlands by Planetblue-rec'd by Six/Nic/Evilnat
Moonlight drives and sharpened knives. This is the story of us. Rated M

Drinking Problems by Badjujube-rec'd by Evilnat
"How can you teach a vampire to abstain from humans?" I asked Carlisle. "Starve them and take them to the zoo?" He shook his head at me and smiled. "Rehab," he said. Rehab for vampires. It was the worst idea I'd ever heard. Rated M

Fire & Ice by Drotuno-rec'd by Evilnat
FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series. Rated M

Flavor of the Week by JennaReads-rec'd by Sixdlb5/Nic/Evilnat
Edward's a breath away from losing his dream of a successful college football career and a chance in the NFL. Bella's just trying to make it through college without losing her mind in Edward-inspired fantasies. When these two goals intersect, all's fair in love and football. Rated M

He Said, She Said by Araeo-rec'd by Edmazing
Boy meets Girl and sweeps her right off her feet – which just happen to be slightly slutty when it comes to a certain tall, dark (and slightly gingered) piece of walking sex, who decides to pursue her without mercy. A fluffy novelette about a girl who does something questionably stupid, yet lucks out incredibly by finding her Mr. Right. All human. Utter nonsense. Rated: M

Look How You Turned Out by Counselor-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody
If I was going to write another story it would be something like this...
Rated M

Oh Brother by Robzbeanie-rec'd by GeekChic12/Nic
Shy, orphaned Edward comes to live with his older brother and his wife to finish out his last year of high school, bringing with him a seven-year crush on his sister-in-law. ** TASTE OF THE FORBIDDEN CONTEST - Honorable Mention Judges Vote, Judges Favorite from SoapyMayhem ** Rated M

Removed by JiffyKate-rec'd by Nic
"Every ending is a new beginning." Originally written for the Mark Me Contest. Rated M

Slapshot by Prettykittyartist-rec'd by Remmy/Jenn Granat
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 Fictionista workshop witfits April 2013. Rated M

Small Bump by Thimbles-rec'd by Capricorn75/VampsHaveLaws
Pregnancy is an entirely natural process, one I'd studied and seen in all its stages. Yet in that moment, knowing that Bella was carrying our child, a little person somehow knit together from her and me, and the love we shared, it seemed a strange miracle—she seemed a strange miracle. Life, loss, love, and hope. (Angst rating applies to Ch. 1 only.) Rated M

Snapshots by LyricalKris-rec'd by Capricorn75/Nic
When his older brother walked out on his girlfriend, Bella, on the worst night of her life, Edward was there to pick up the pieces. Jasper breezed back into town after being missing for three years to find his family had reformed around the hole he left behind. Rated M

Spin & Sway by Pattyrose-rec'd by Sixdlb5/Nic
Sometimes, no matter how strong you are, life deals you blows that are too heavy to carry on your own. Sometimes, no matter how fragile you feel, you're the only one who can help bear the load of another. Sometimes when strong and fragile collide, the world spins and sways. Rated M

Superhero In The Stacks by Lellabeth-rec'd by Evilnat
'He's beautiful, but he doesn't notice me. Nobody does.' Bella's insecurities have forced her to hide away from the world, but her Library Boy changes everything. For Sophiacorgi. Rated M

The Best Mistake Of All by MrsK81-rec'd by Nic
Living the perfect life with no cares or responsibilities suited Bella just fine, but her family had other ideas and all of a sudden everything was changing... and not necessarily in a good way. One last night out, one quick escape through a bathroom window, one assumption about her new boss plus so many other things proved to be one mistake after another or so it seemed. Rated M

The Donor by Alchemilla mollis-rec'd by Capricorn75/Nic
Novelist Isabella M. Swan is pushing thirty and seeking fertility treatment. Her vampire husband can't exactly contribute. Bella tests the limits of Edward's devotion when she plays off colleagues, fans, and her husband's trust in order to achieve her goal. Rated M

The Dress by Redtini-rec'd by Nic/Pullymydaisy
Edward Cullen: Successful, arrogant, dominant, whorehound. Bella Swan: Confident, ambitious, seductress, workaholic. Two COO's with one goal: To stop at nothing to reach the top. Even if it means pushing the other person over the edge. A/H. Rated M for Lemons, Language and everything in-between. One Shot entry for the Dirty Talkin' Edward Contest. To be continued. Rated M

Vespers by Spoons are for marmalade skies-rec'd by VampiresHaveLaws/Nic
A tragedy leaves Bella in a spiral of strange events. She's more confused than ever when a hot, magnetic lawyer offers a distraction from the tangled feelings she has for her oldest friend. Rated M

Yes by GeekChic12-rec'd by Drotuno/Nic
"He talks to me sometimes. I mean, it's usually sort of one-sided, but… every once in a while, he'll make eye contact with me, and I feel like I've won the lottery or something." All human. Dedicated to lellabeth. Rated M

Thursday, January 16, 2014

TLS Announces: The TLS Fic of the YEAR 2013!

Today we celebrate another year of fantastic fan fiction. Week after week, members of The Lemonade Stand share the fics that we've read and loved, the stories that moved us to tears whether it was laughter or sadness and become a part of our heart. We gather the fics that made us think and left us wanting for more.

You can see the product of all that fic loving each week on our 2013 Award Winning Fics page. We're sure you'll agree these fics truly reflect some of the best work read this year. They are all amazing and we highly recommend you read all of them if you haven’t so far.

After compiling a list of the 2013 Fic of the Week winners a panel of some of the fandom's finest voted on the story that moved us the most and a winner was crowned. The fandom fell in love with her through The GiveAway Girl and it's companion story, and that love grew during Down Home. TLS is proud to present our 2013 FIC OF THE YEAR, Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy!

Sometimes, everything you're looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and complete!  Fiction M - Romance - Bella, Edward - Words: 79,201 - Complete

A note from Mariahjile~

When I first signed on to beta MrsSpaceCowboy’s o/s for The Heart of Country Contest, Down Home, I was scared. I had just spent months drowning myself in The Give Away Girl, which turned me into her groupie and eventual friend. I wanted to do my best, but by the time I finished the first round of edits, I spent more time yelling at her than I did being scared. “Woman, I need this story in its entirety in my Inbox in the next 30 seconds, or I will hunt you down.”

We went through several rounds of edits and chatted about plot points and characterizations, adjectives and pacing. MrsSpaceCowboy was nervous about entering the contest. She doubted her writing, the content of the o/s, and the continuation of the story. She’s very modest to the point of making me want to shake her, to make her realize just how talented she is. So it came as no surprise when Down Home took first place in several categories in the contest.

When she continued the story, every completed chapter found in my Inbox was met with a resounding squee of utter joy and excitement. I couldn’t wait to dive into the doc, to read the words that had created this world I couldn’t get enough of. She gave us a glimpse into the South; its food, traditions, dialect, and culture. She gave us a strong Bella, rooted in family but still independent. She was smart, determined, and funny. Then she gave us Mississippiward, and God said it was good. This Edward is a gorgeous man, inside and out, with a good heart and strong work ethic. He worked hard and loved harder. (He is, to be frank, my version of the perfect man.)

Most importantly, though, was the writing. MrsSpaceCowboy has the gift of making readers feel as though they’re in the middle of the action. She doesn’t just tell you a story; she envelops you in it. With Down Home, you could hear the accents, feel the sweltering heat, and smell Renee’s fried chicken. The Southern setting was the perfect backdrop for Edward and Bella’s love story, which was full of romance, deliciously naked times, and humor.It is, without a doubt, one of my favorite fics of all time. I’m honored to be even a small part of it. And I love you, goober face. Congratulations!

A note from freakEgirl~

It is rare for me to find a story that keeps me hanging on its every word and anticipating the next chapter, but no surprise MrsSpaceCowboy did it to me again.  She has a talent of drawing the reader in and making a connection with all the characters, not just the main ones.

I remember the first glimpse I got of this story was getting the middle of the first chapter to read and thinking " Wow! This is sweet. I love this Edward." I think I even sent her a text threatening to hurt her if she hurt him. I meant it, too. But more than that, I remember wanting to know what happened to Tanya and Jake, Tyler and Lauren. I was able to picture the surroundings she so vividly painted and it felt like I was a witness to these people's lives. I wanted to know them and I felt for them. I hurt for them and celebrated with them. I was fearful for them and I rejoiced with them. It takes a truly talented writer to elicit such a strong reaction.

When I heard that Down Home won Fic of the Year, I cannot say I was surprised. MrsSpaceCowboy wrote one of the sweetest, honest and most realistic stories. I think everyone can relate to this. It is a tale of young love, second chances, and crazy family. It's a tale of two young people who makes mistakes but end up where they were always meant to be. Together.

MrsSpaceCowboy, I want to tell you how proud I am of you. Growing up, you were always someone I looked up to and this is definitely deserved. I told you are a wonderful writer and yes I am biased but now I have proof that others feel that way as well. I will never kill you for thinking of new adventures to take me on. I love your creativity and will always be there to talk, plot, or listen. Thanks for always taking me along on the journey.


A note from Nicffwhisperer~

Once upon a time, one of my favorite writers asked me to read a draft of her new story and give her some feedback. She was trying something completely different and while the genre isn't one I normally favor,  I know what kind of talent this lady has and readily agreed. Looking back now, she changed my mind about the genre altogether and made me wonder what I've been missing!

Her Edwards are always amazing, but this cocky, self-assured, reformed lover boy haunted my thoughts. I needed more. I begged for more. I may have even bargained with Mrs. SpaceCowboy for MORE. Anyway, the rest is history because she consented and wrote us a full length, amazingly entertaining story that I've read and re-read about a dozen times. I love it more with each re-read and look forward to the epilogue that will be posting soon!!

N, Congratulations on your win for TLS Fic of the Year!!! I genuinely hope this tribute to your talent & to DOWN HOME is as special as the beautiful love story you wrote for us. Thank you for sharing your writing with the fandom and for letting me have the privilege of pre-reading your stories. Most of all, thank you for being a friend. Love ya lady!

♥ Nic

A note from PrettyKittyArtist~

I first fell in love with Down Home when I read the one-shot that was entered in The Heart of Country Contest. I’d been in a rut. Not just a fic rut, but a life rut, and I was looking for some hunky, swoony county boy fics and was having a hard time finding just what I wanted. So I decided to do a contest. It was a lot of fun, and it fed my need for county boys. Down Home was immediately my favorite.

It had every element I was looking for in a story. A sassy, strong heroine and a sexy sweet man, with just enough naughty to make me fan myself. Down Home Edward went up to the top of my ‘Ward list in a split second. That boy and his thoughtfulness, persistence, and his dirty, dirty little mouth and I was in love. I am such a sucker for those stories where they find love right in their backyards. The sense of family and pride this couple has for the place they call home is remarkable. It added so much to the overall warmth of the story and you just couldn’t wait for it to all work out of them.

What I loved most of all was that it was so relatable. So real and genuine. These two weren’t perfect by any means, but together they were formidable. A true team and their hearts were so pure and the buildup was so beautiful to read. This was my introduction to MrsSpaceCowboy and her writing, and I was an instant fan. Now, if I could convince her to give me Mississippiward, well, that’s a true happily ever after.

A note from VampiresHaveLaws~

I’d be late to my own funeral, so of course I was late to reading Down Home. (There may or may not have been some serious ass kicking involved afterwards. From me, not Nin. Just thought I should make that clear. Because then I would have cried. And I didn’t. So I’ll shut up about that now.)

I’m usually one for a good crier fic, but this story destroyed my heart in a totally different way. The delivery, the characterizations, the food (no, seriously, I was left hungry after each chapter, so, tip: have some snacks on standby) the romance, the setting, basically everything. It made me want to pack up and move to Mississippi and find my own cowboy.

I can’t go any further without talking a little about Bella and Edward. Hands down, they’re two of my favourites. It’s incredibly rare to find a completely likeable Bella, and this Edward… I love him so much, I don’t know if I can talk about him without sounding creepy. So I’ll just go with creepy, and say that if he wanted to marry me, and love me forever, that would be okay with me.

Congratulations on your win, Nin! I’m so excited for you. You have an incredibly special story here, and it deserves all the love and attention it’s received. Thank you for writing, for always being lovely, and for giving us stories we can fall in love with. ♥

A note from evilnat~

If there ever was a story that had all the elements that made it deserving to win Fic of the Year it would be Down Home. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me cringe and want to hit the screen. It has moments where you just want to strangle Bella, and it has moments that are so damn hot you just melt into a puddle in front of your computer (well I did anyway). Down Home Edward is loveable, sexy, a little bit dirty, and the kind of guy every girl wishes they had. The chemistry between Edward and Bella is so well written, that when they get together it is sizzling.

It is a story that you fall in love with and when it ends you are sad because you just want...more.
I had the opportunity to make the banners for The Heart of Country one shot contest. Down Home was one of my favourites and I was eager for it to win something just so that I could make its banner. When it did, I even researched the lake that MrsSpaceCowboy mentioned and added it into the banner. It was one of those banners that I was really proud to make, and when I found out who had written the story, I was so excited for her to see it. Not only is MrsSpaceCowboy amazingly talented, but she's the nicest person you could ever meet. Congratulations Nin, for Down Home winning Fic of the Year! Xx

A note from CarrieZM~

I remember the first time I read MrsSpaceCowboy’s Down Home, her sugar sweet words had me swooning and longing for a Southern style romance of my own. She created such endearing characters and picturesque scenes; I was smitten by the end of the first chapter.

“Can I see you again tomorrow night?” he asks.

I nod.

“The night after?”

Another nod.

“Come to Momma’s fish fry Wednesday?” 

“Yes,” I tell him. “Yes.” 

“Be my girl.”“


“Say yes.”

Down Home took me on a romantic adventure through Mississippi and made me wish for watermelon wine and late night swims with Edward (not to mention, Bella’s momma’s fried chicken). I loved the sense of tradition and the importance of family each chapter showed, but most of all, I simply adored the amazing line up of characters with their quirks and beautiful personalities.

Nin, thank you for sharing this heartfelt story. Your incredible talent has brought so many smiles to me and this fandom. Down Home is one of my very favorite fics, and I’m so excited for you. Congratulations on winning Fic of the Year. xoxo

Love, CarrieZM

A note from Heatherl8367~

For me, reading Down Home was like coming home. Sounds cheesy, but it was like wrapping my hands around a steaming mug of coffee, stepping into a bath, sitting in front of a fire.....those kind of feels. Though there were ups and downs in the story, it always gave me a cozy feeling. The characters felt like my circle of friends/family. I could easily slot myself into that world, and snuggle up.

I loved the sense of belonging and fellowship in this story. The country life and the family ties. Respecting your elders and going to church, yet still sowing your oats. Being young and free. Losing yourself, and then finding a better version of yourself. A clearer version. Then embracing that new, clear version with open arms. Finding your home in another person. One that has always been waiting for you. Down Home.

Thank you, MrsSpaceCowboy, for sharing this story with us. For giving us these characters and letting us cherish them. It was such a pleasure to read, and I'll never ever forget it.

Love, Heather Litz ( Heatherl8367)

A note from MonicaNP~

I loved DOWN HOME by MrsSpaceCowboy. Like everything she writes, her descriptions are so good that with every word you read, you really feel like you are actually standing right there, experiencing everything that the characters are feeling, seeing. The emotions are true, she describes them in such a way that you cannot help but feel a strong connection with each of her characters.

“The days are long in Mississippi in July. The sun glows heavy orange in the sky, causing a sticky heat that seeps into the pores – the kind that makes clothes clingy and stray hairs curl up around my face”

“Edward Cullen”.. The name alone doesn’t sound like much, but the boy behind it, is something else. At least, he was. His momma raised him with manners, even though he’s cocky like his daddy. Being a doctor’s kid, having a nice GPA, a mischievous side, and knowing how to party made him a God at Quitman High. His good looks only sped his ascent to the top of the High School food chain.

He’s that boy ; the one (I never really had) , that got away, the boy I turned down. And he has never let me forget it.

Edward and Bella meet again, three years after graduating from High School, and you can feel the chemistry between them at once. You enjoy all the banter back and forth, at the same time loving the descriptions of the life in the country. How they go “mudding”, country fairs, they eat deer and lots of family traditions.

I promised myself a taste of the world, and he’s part of it. Nothing is off limits. He won’t be my first bad boy, but he’s definitely the most dangerous. This one has a sweet side I know and remember well. This one can break my heart.

Before I can chicken out, I reach up and begin to unbutton my dress.
“What are you doing?” he asks.
“I’ve got mud all over me. I’m goin’ for a swim”. I pull my boots off, stand, and turn my back to him before I let the dress drop and pool at my feet.
“You’ve seen me in a bikini before”
“I’m going to jail” he mutters behind me.
This is it. Sink or swim. I jump. Head first. Whatever happens, happens. This is my chance to scratch this itch, and make it go away once and for all.

And of course, we know, that itch only gets stronger… ;)
Loved every word of DOWN HOME. It is a treat from beginning to end, as everything else Mrs. SpaceCowboy writes!

All of us here at TLS Congratulate you, Mrs. Space Cowboy for your wonderful work of art. Thank you. And Congratulations to Down Home for Fic of the YEAR!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cursed Be the Wicked by J.R. Richardson: Cover Reveal!

We have all referred to her by the ever popular pen name FictionFreak95. We've swooned over her characters and were amazed by her knack to perfect the male POV as we dove into each read she continued to deliver, one right after another. I'll never forget reading Blind Spot and being flabbergasted at the fact that I knew the amazing mind that wrote that masterpiece.

Most of you remember her for Edward Cullen, Dick for Hire and The Dick in Me, a ton of us fell in love with her for Vines, a lot of us laughed our bellies off while reading Meet the Masens and some of us have followed every single story Jo has ever pumped out.

But now we all have something new to discover from Jo and I couldn't be more proud to be here with her brand new cover reveal for her very first book release with Soul Mate Publishing... Cursed be the Wicked by J.R. Richardson will be here on March 5, 2014 and here is your first look at the sexy new cover!

Title: Cursed be the Wicked
Author: J.R. Richardson
Genre – Paranormal Mystery Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2014

Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts to cover the famous Festival of the Dead, he soon realizes that he can’t stay invisible forever as he faces ghosts from a past he’s been trying to forget ever since he left.

The city holds nothing but bad memories for Coop until he meets a quirky young woman with an old soul and curious insights by the name of Finnley Pierce. While she acts as his tour guide through a town he thought he knew, Finn helps him unearth the truth of his childhood and might even begin to open up his heart.

By unraveling the mystery of his father’s murder, Coop may finally accept who he is, where he came from, and perhaps even realize what he wants for his future.

                  About the Author:
A writer of stories and lover of life.

Jo grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity. Today she lives in Florida with her two girls and a husband that shares her same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it.

Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner.

She’s always loved writing, so in her spare time, she wrote a novel that’s been picked up by the good people at Soul Mate Publishing.

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I don't know about you guys, but I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. Thanks so much for visiting and be sure to follow Jo at the links above to stay updated on the book release and where you can get your copies. 

Be safe and have a lovely week~

Monday, January 6, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy New Year! We're baaaack and here to bring you the TLS bi-weekly rec list. The following made the top of our lists and are TLS approved!

And Also With You by TGBMcCray-rec'd by Capricorn75/Pawspeaches
She died on Christmas. I have nothing left but money and booze. I'm out of whiskey and out of my mind on Christmas Eve. God has a funny way of answering prayers. Two strangers. One night. Half a miracle. A new  beginning. Rated M

Branching Inward by LifeInTheSnow-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
He's a brilliant, sensual, tactile artist with a huge personality and love for least, he used to be. She's a shrewd historian, content to observe from a distance...until now. At Newcoven College in Clearwater, OH, no secret is safe. All Human. Rated M

Capital E, Everything by Fortheloveofdaisies-rec'd by Edmazing
Meet Edward and Bella, two best friends who share some stupid jokes, a lot of silly banter, and even more sexual repression. A story about standing on the edge of a leap that could risk, well, everything. Rated M

Confessions After Dark by 2DrunkUnicorns-rec'd by Nic/Twilover76/Edmazing
"Everyone has something they'd like to confess…" Every Friday night, he calls. And every time he calls, I listen. A story about what happens when fantasy blends into reality – when the secrets we share are just as important as the secrets we keep. Rated M

Counsel by Write Sisters-rec'd by Twific Crackmum/Coppertop Johnson
Known as Counsel to his friends, bastard or worse to his enemies, Edward is set to prosecute a case against, Jasper, a college friend and politician. Jasper engages another friend, James as his lawyer. Isabella, a key witness, becomes involved with all three. Can she navigate a path between these ruthless men, and will the mens' friendship survive? Rated: M. Drama/Angst HEA Rated M

Holding On and Letting Go by Jenny0719-rec'd by Sixdlb5
Masen Valley, SC. Population: 10,789. It was a tiny dot on a map; an escape of sorts for Bella Swan. But when circumstances bring a certain member of Masen Valley's founding family back to town, she finds that the past isn't as easy to leave behind as she thought it would be... Or let go. Rated M

I Got You byGeekChic12-rec'd by Nic
"Go ahead and say goodbye. I'll be all right. Go ahead and make me cry. I'll be all right. And when you need a place to run to, for better for worse, I got you." She punched his arm and told him they'd be friends for life. But will Edward finally push her too far when he seeks comfort in her arms? AH (Entry for Dirty Talkin' Edward Contest) Rated M

In the Woods by Oprah Winfrey-rec'd by Edmazing/Twific Crackmum
A serious case of writer's block, an isolated cabin in the mountains, and a mysterious, surly stranger who is not looking for company. Mature Content. Very AU. Rated M

Leaping by Counselor-rec'd by BelieveItOrNot
Bella has a cabin on the beach for three weeks. He uses a Victorian built by his grandfather. He's numbed by trauma...and he's drifting. He's no hero, but she won't agree. They meet, but is it chance or design? It's loneliness, it's lust, it's anger, it's desperate. It's a risk, it's's's love...but it's fragile. It's a leap. Rated M

Let Me by Iambeagle-rec'd by VampiresHaveLaws
A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love. EPOV. Rated M

Looking Back by RachelFish-rec'd by Rochelle Allison & Everyfreakingbody!
She knew when she met him she wouldn't be able to deny him anything. Is that how she ended up pregnant at 16 and left to handle it alone? Bella raises her daughter with the help of her family... but what about the person who matters most? Rated M

Not So Innocent by Eternallyedward-rec'd by Nic
Bella's been chasing after her best friend's brother for years. When she gets what she's always wanted, will it be enough for either of them? Rated M

One Day by RueforRegret-rec'd by Edmazing
Over a quarter of a century separates single-mother Bella Swan from her hormone-riddled adolescence. Watching her teenaged daughter navigate her way through various rites of passage, Bella can't help falling prey to nostalgia. "One Day" brims with steamy reminiscences of first love and traces one woman's mid-life attempt to reclaim it. ExB, AH, mild angst, Rated M

One-Night Stand in Locked-Down London by Blueissoul-rec'd by Edmazing
A disinterested, paranoid girl. A wealthy journalist with only one thing on his mind. Too much alcohol. A serial killer on the loose. Here's the problem with a one-night stand in locked-down London. Rated M

Princess B by Tea4tulips-rec'd by Nic
Bella runs B. Cakes & Company, a cake decorating business. She wants to live life to the fullest and make her deceased parents proud. Edward is an architect whose world revolves around his daughter. They meet and sparks fly. Fluff and lemons. Daddyward. E/B HEA. AH. Rated M

Professor Masen's Top of the Class by Lovepotionsbrewer-rec'd by Nic
Graduate student Bella Swan has been challenging Professor Edward Masen since she first stepped into his psychology class three years ago. Edward has designed a course specifically for her last semester. Classmates Jasper, Emmett, Mike and Jake will each have a turn for some hands-on lessons. But who will end up teaching who? All human, very M-rated. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Nic/VampiresHaveLaws
On opposite corners of Third Street and Beale, two lonely people fight to stay that way. Her scars are on the surface, soft on her skin and in her eyes. His run bone-deep, seeped in bourbon and blues. EPOV. Rated M

Secrets by HelliesWorld-rec'd by Nic
Some kids are cool, some kids aren't. Edward and Bella have a secret relationship. Rated M

The Chosen Ones by AmaranthineX-rec'd by Nic
A new world order emerges after an epidemic alters the foundation of life as we know it. The human race is in danger of extinction, but a select few have the ability to propagate life. This is the ultimate survival of the fittest. AH Rated M

The Fresnel Effect by Boom-Boom Jones-rec'd by Nic
She's transient. He's not. But both have something in common that will catch up to them sooner than they realize. Romance/Drama/Angst Rated M