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


  1. I love, love, love The Fresnel Effect. I have all fingers crossed that she will come back to it. Plus, Rest My Soul is fabulous. Great suggestions this week-thanks!

  2. Oh, wow. Thank you, ladies! *smooches* Great company to be in, too. Such great recs!

  3. I REALLY love Counsel, it's unfolding wonderfully :-)

  4. I love Counsel too , all the way from England! <3 <3