Friday, February 21, 2014



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? We're keeping FLASH FICS spontaneous, but when inspiration strikes one of our admin team we'll post a picture prompt here to the blog. You, the flasher, will use this image to create entries and submit via the comments at the bottom of the post. Submissions must be 100-300 words ONLY. No more, no less. The entries are then judged and we post the winners here the following Friday to share with all of you. So stay tuned and keep those words handy.

Judged by Ed Mazin
I want to send out a quick thank you to the ladies who entered and pimped. I loved reading all of the entries and ultimately decided to only list the top three because I didn't want anyone feeling like they were at the bottom of the list. Thank you for giving me something to read and making the fandom a fun place to be.

Tinsley Warren
Words: 267

“Let me look at you.” His voice was low and oozed lust as his focused on my trembling hand. The same hand that clutched onto the knot of my robe. “Please.”

I obeyed his command and his eyes widened as the silk fell down my shoulders, exposing my bra and panties to him.

“Fuck.” He muttered.

“Lay down, I want to taste every inch of you.” His hands seemed to shake at his sides, almost as if he was holding himself back from touching me.

I scooted on his bed and tried to keep my eyes locked with him as I laid on my back, waiting for what came next.

“Do you know what you look like?” He asked as he bent down and I watched his pink tongue peek out from his full lips.

“No. What do I look like? Describe me in one word.” I replied, getting a little confident. He smirked at me and his tongue gently touched my skin, right by my panty line and I shivered in pleasure.

The wetness of his tongue, as it trailed up my body sent a fuse through my veins and my skin flushed. The twinkle in his eyes let me know he was enjoying my reaction.

He went as slowly as possible, ignoring my breasts even when I tried to arch my back so he would have better access. He wanted to drive me crazy. He wanted to make me beg.

“Mine.” He answered as he bit my ear, pulling a moan out of me. “All mine baby.”

And it was true, I was all his.

Twitter: @sparklymeg
Word Count: 282

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His lips trail fire across my skin, blazing to the deepest parts of my soul. The rough skin of his fingers follow his lips with the softest of caresses, making my body tremble and shiver and shudder.

His touch is the sweetest torture, leaving me squirming and writhing under him. It's maddening and altogether perfect.


"Shhh.... Just feel," he whispers. His tongue draws circles around my belly button, the sensation earning a soft giggle from me.

But even as my face smiles, my heart is heavy. My toes curl as my eyes well up and my breath comes in short pants. I clench and moan and dig my fingers into his scalp even as my chest aches.

Because every time he's here I wonder will it be the last. I savour every moment and cling to every sensation because I never know when he'll be back.

"Please...more," I beg, dying for his touch. His deep, rumbly voice starts whispering in the darkness, sweet nothings and dirty words about the softness of my skin and the smell of my hair. How he loves my eyes and craves my taste.

"Describe me in one word," I whisper as his fingers gently peel my underwear down my shaky thighs. His eyes are intense as they meet mine and the desire and love there is undeniable.

It intoxicates me, that look. His love brings me the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

I'm a junkie, and he's my fix. I'm Eve in the Garden, and he's my forbidden fruit.

I'll never get enough.

And my heart cracks a little more as he utters the one word we both wish was true.


Betty Lovegood
296 words

We both know it; he can't stop. And I don't want him to.

He starts by tasting my neck with his warm tongue and whispers in my ear that I'm intoxicating. That makes me go even crazier for him. He knows that, too. He keeps moving down to the swell of my covered breasts and even further down to just the spot above my hipbone, before sucking at my skin there. I love that. I love everything about him.

Our connection has always been too intense to be able to ignore it. Every single time. And it doesn't matter where we happen to meet in our conference tours: Washington, Ohio, Florida... his hotel or mine, we've never cared. But this time he's right where I truly want him. Right now he's in my own bed, in my home. There's a high chance that it won't work out for us, but it's a risk I'm willing to take, because I can't imagine going through the rest of my life without him.

He raises his head, looking behind me, and flashes me a little smile.

“I never would have pegged you for a Dalí kind of girl.” His eyes are on the art I have set up on the wall behind the bed.

“There's a lot we haven't talked about.”

“But we will.” He says this so sure while he caresses my bare thigh. I believe him.

I'm still curious about what he sees in this room about me.

The moment he starts kissing back up, from my stomach to my ribs, I ask him, “Describe me in one word.”

He doesn't hesitate one second to touch me where I need him the most before responding against my skin, “Mine.”

I know. We both know.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Revived Recs

In light of a few of our favorite wips coming back to life after what felt like decades in fandom years, The Lemonade Stand hopes to breathe life back into these classics, to essentially revive them.

These are stories that kept us enthralled while reading and stuck with us through the years and hundreds of other fics. These are stories that are classic and memorable. Stories we won't forget even if they never complete. The Lemonade Stand believes that it's never too late for a good revival. So click, click, click these links, express your LOVE through reviews, pm's-- whichever you prefer, just pump some life back into these guys and let's see if we can ultimately revive them.

Recently Revived 

An Introduction to Swirl and Daisy by M81170
A first kiss, a first dance, a first curse word shared between best friends. This is the tale of a boring, young geek and the social pariah who thought the world of him. A tale of growing up. A tale of a Non-Romantic Romance.  Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 41 - Words: 224,833 - Reviews: 14,058 - Favs: 6,830 - Follows: 6,808 - Updated: Jan 11 - Published: Jan 5, 2010

Faithfully by LailaB
Edward, the lead singer of Eclipse, has always considered himself fulfilled. He has never desired an emotional connection with anyone outside his band or family, until he meets a much younger Bella on European summer tour. Will love prevail? AH/OOC  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 32 - Words: 189,382 - Reviews: 2,986 - Favs: 2,439 - Follows: 2,429 - Updated: Feb 14 - Published: Apr 7, 2010

In The Woods by Oprah Winfrey
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: Fiction M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 36 - Words: 89,916 - Reviews: 2,071 - Favs: 1,335 - Follows: 2,021 - Updated: Feb 11 - Published: Oct 24, 2011

The Day The Earth Stood Still by Sare Liz
An AU rewrite of the entire series, largely from Edward's POV. -Winner of two Mystic Awards.- Outtakes found in DVMR. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 43 - Words: 337,124 - Reviews: 5,076 - Favs: 3,348 - Follows: 2,703 - Updated: Feb 10 - Published: Mar 14, 2009

Ready for Resuscitation

A Woman Scorned by Bella Baby24
Bella is betrayed by her husband. She writes a book based on the plan for revenge she wishes she could enact against her ex and his lover. How will Edward react when he sees Bella again and realizes that he's the inspiration behind the best-selling book?  Rated: Fiction M - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 67,779 - Reviews: 5,655 - Favs: 2,935 - Follows: 3,421 - Updated: Sep 12, 2010 - Published: Nov 3, 2009

All I Want by Momof4luvntwisaga
The drive back home from a weekend escape to Forks could change everything in Bella's life. She stops to help a stranded driver, and gets more than she bargained for.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 7 - Words: 47,289 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 360 - Follows: 467 - Updated: Jun 30, 2011 - Published: Jan 19, 2011

All of Me by Flibbins
Bella lives to serve her Master. It can be tedious at times, titillating at others, but always, her world revolves around his. Come take a peek at the trials and triumphs in the life of a 24/7 consensual slave and find what happens when outside forces threaten to expose her lifestyle.  Rated: M.   AU- Human – Bella, Edward - Chapters: 25 Word count: 109463 Updated: June 29, 2010 Published: Sept 01, 2009

Art School Confidential by farkle
Bella finds her artistic muse and total embarrassment in person of life model Edward. How can she get him to model for her when he thinks she is a sex-crazed flake? AU-AH, M for nudity, language, lemons. Canon pairings. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 24 - Words: 139,995 - Reviews: 4,203 - Favs: 4,042 - Follows: 4,622 - Updated: Nov 25, 2010 - Published: Jul 11, 2009

Conversations With My Killer by Oracle Vas
To me, life was a heartbeat in time and a breath of air. Jasper showed me it was truth, justice, faith, love, and fear. He dared me to be different. He encouraged me to defy the rules of my world and create my own. And on my last day, he took it all.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Jasper - Chapters: 31 - Words: 193,610 - Reviews: 4,738 - Favs: 1,865 - Follows: 1,947 - Updated: Apr 3, 2012 - Published: Jul 14, 2010

Fire and Ice by Ancora Imparo 83
Edward is a cold career Doctor who's personal life is non existent. Bella is the fun and flighty new attending who turns his world upside down. Edward struggles with accepting change...can he? Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 32  Words: 194,340  Reviews: 1,810 - Favs: 1,577 - Follows: 1,754 - Updated: Sep 18, 2011 - Published: Jan 18, 2010

He's Lost Control by Fliegendamsel
"I do have a sister. She's about your age," he went on, studying my face. "If I knew about some older guy, some guy my age, having the kind of thoughts about her, the kind of thoughts I have about you"…his eyes bored into me…"I'd kill him."  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 24 - Words: 68,878 - Reviews: 1,741 - Favs: 1,789 - Follows: 2,451 - Updated: Dec 16, 2011 - Published: Aug 19, 2011

Hide & Seek by Kharizzmatik
The night their lives were set to start was the night it all came to an abrupt end. Five simple words, "Let's play hide and seek", sparked a manhunt for Isabella Swan that has haunted Edward Cullen ever since. Back in Forks for the first time in over a decade, he has to face reality: he lost his soul mate. Is it too late to find her? Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 18 - Words: 37,293 - Reviews: 3,766 - Favs: 1,989 - Follows: 2,945 - Updated: Jul 25, 2013 - Published: Mar 23, 2013

Hiding in Plain Sight by Limona
Bella is a witness in peril. Emmett Cullen is the deputy assigned to protect her. When the witness protection program proves unsafe, Emmett has Bella pose as his brother Edward's fiancée.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 23 - Words: 141,120 - Reviews: 10,453 - Favs: 11,362 - Follows: 12,105 - Updated: Jun 14, 2012 - Published: Sep 14, 2008

Irreconcilable Differences by AnonySwan
Welcome to the city of Miami. Where the days are hot & the nights are even hotter. The city where money buys you everything. Where the divorce rate is high, silicone is a necessity & sex is a game. Let's Play. collaboration with AnonyCullen. Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 10 - Words: 63,975 - Reviews: 800 - Favs: 853 - Follows: 1,107 - Updated: Jan 27, 2011 - Published: Oct 22, 2009

Prism by Anna Faze
A father and daughter, bound by blood and torn apart by secrets. There are a hundred versions of the truth, it all depends which way the light shines. Rated: Fiction M - English - Supernatural/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 19 - Words: 93,848 - Reviews: 1,071 - Favs: 490 - Follows: 733 - Updated: Dec 24, 2012 - Published: Nov 22, 2011

The Guardian by ChampagneAnyone
Orphaned at 8, Bella Swan is placed in the care of her God Mother Esme Cullen. Heiress to Cullen Swan Enterprises, Bella grows up hero worshipping 17 year old joint heir, pseudo step brother and self appointed guardian Edward.  Rated: Fiction K - English - Drama/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 20 - Words: 101,776 - Reviews: 6,803 - Favs: 5,490 - Follows: 6,208 - Updated: Sep 19, 2011 - Published: Feb 14, 2010

The Harder They Fall by Ironic Twist
Bella Swan had big dreams that were quashed by reality. Now, a momentary indescretion may cost her the little she has. Or maybe it will be the best mistake she's ever made. Edward Cullen's life is perfect. Well, almost. Perhaps these two can help each other out in an unorthodox way.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Friendship - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 56 - Words: 348,581 - Reviews: 10,835 - Favs: 5,403 - Follows: 5,682 - Updated: Sep 21, 2012 - Published: Jul 28, 2009

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2
"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 - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 41 - Words: 164,222 - Reviews: 3,135 - Favs: 1,516 - Follows: 2,215 - Updated: Aug 18, 2013 - Published: Aug 22, 2012

The Unaccompanied Soul by JMCullen09
An old, dilapidated hospital residing in the outskirts of Forks, WA sits untouched, yet it's the focus of many tales, including one of a young man who resides there. He's believed to be either ghost or murderer. But it's all just tales, right?  Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,637 - Reviews: 6,012 - Favs: 4,355 - Follows: 4,304 - Updated: Feb 5, 2012 - Published: Feb 14, 2010

This Buried Life by Emmanuelle Nathan
Bella Swan is content with her career and her new life in London but feels that there is still something missing. Will a chance encounter with sinister yet intriguing stranger hold the answer to what she truly desires? Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Bella - Chapters: 13 - Words: 73,708 - Reviews: 2,167 - Favs: 2,093 - Follows: 2,630 - Updated: Jul 16, 2012 - Published: Feb 28, 2010

We Were Here by Lola-pops
Upon waking, there's a brief, blissful period in which you don't yet recall the sins of the night before, but eventually, you have to open your eyes. I'm Bella Swan, seventeen years old, cheerleader. This morning I woke up in the wrong bed. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 22 - Words: 95,708 - Reviews: 7,461 - Favs: 6,416 - Follows: 7,246 - Updated: May 21, 2012 - Published: Dec 17, 2010

When Fiction Becomes Reality by BITTENEV
Bella is a writer whose most successful book is one she wrote about Edward, her high school crush. Edward is now an A-list actor and has signed on to star in a movie based on Bella's creation. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 20 - Words: 157,715 - Reviews: 8,060 - Favs: 7,988 - Follows: 8,274 - Updated: Aug 3, 2011 - Published: Dec 9, 2008

Wild Swan by Scarlettletters
Bella decides that it's time to find out who she really is and that means stepping out of her privileged life as a Cullen and taking flight on her own. Can different paths lead two people to the same destination? Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,439 - Reviews: 1,923 - Favs: 1,867 - Follows: 2,183 - Updated: Dec 17, 2010 - Published: Apr 5, 2009

You Came Too Early by Elliania
Edward and Bella married too young and for all the wrong reasons, so no one acted surprised when their marriage crumbled down. Two kids and five years later, events force them to live under the same roof for a while. Will they realize what they lost? Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Family - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 23 - Words: 143,015 - Reviews: 2,482 - Favs: 1,837 - Follows: 2,647 - Updated: Jun 20, 2013 - Published: Apr 27, 2012

Monday, February 17, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

These are the fics that made TLS drop everything and read over the past 2 weeks. We hope you will check them out and enjoy them as much as we did! As always, leave the authors some love via pm or reviews and let them know where you saw their story featured. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Heart Arcane by Iambeagle-rec'd by Everyfrickinbody
There are people you get over. And then there's Edward Cullen. Rated M

Altered Measure by Kitchmill-rec'd by Misty H
Edward Cullen is living life in the fast lane. As the lead singer of Breaking Dawn, he gets any woman he wants and makes no apologies for it. But when he sets his sights on timid Bella Swan, his life becomes irrevocably altered. How will he handle being thrown into fatherhood and co-parenting with the introverted beauty? Rated M

Bird Girl by TheQueenWriter-rec'd by Evilnat
The small town girl who doesn't care about his celebrity status. Can Edward change Bella's mind? Rated M

Calendar Guys by Popsicle99-rec'd by Evilnat
Photographer Bella is heartbroken after her break up from Mike, but her best friend Rosalie has a plan to cheer her up - shooting a sexy calendar for Eclipse magazine. Lots of lemony fun! Featuring Bella, Edward and a whole feast of lovely Twi-guys! Stephenie Meyer owns all things Twilight. Rated M

Dreaming in Blood by Discordia81-rec'd by Cappricorn75/Sixdlb5
Emotionally distant investment banker Edward Cullen struggles with his attraction to the mysterious vampire who changed him. Angry and denying that they're mates, Edward must reconcile the pull he feels to her. When her past threatens the fragile equilibrium they've established, Edward must decide if he'll forgive her, or abandon her to the monster from her past. Dark, non-canon Rated M

Everything I Wanted by AgoodWITCH-rec'd by Nic
A failed marriage & long divorce left Edward with a lot on his hands. Moving his kids closer to his family in New York was the fresh start he needed so that his family could thrive. Not knowing how he would juggle work and caring for his kids, he jumped at the chance to hire his brother's nanny to care for his own kids. But the moment Bella walked into his house everything changed. Rated M

Heart-Shaped Box by Landdownunder-rec'd by Dreamweaver94
Bella Swan has a tight bond with her sisters, a generous and loving father, and the beginnings of a great career. Grief and forced self discovery weren't supposed to be part of the package. A raw exploration of letting in love amongst loss. AH. Canon couples. Rated M

Honest Liar by AWhiteBlankPage-rec'd by Everydamnbody
Bella once told me that there was nothing braver than a flower growing through a crack in the sidewalk. I laughed because she was always giving feelings to things that don't feel. If she was standing next to me, I'd tuck the dandelion behind her ear. Or she'd blow on it and make a wish. A hundred wishes. Or maybe just one. Rated M

Lean on Me by Awish0921-rec'd by Nic
Life for Edward Masen was focused and driven. When an unexpected loss brings him to his knees, someone he never saw coming will be there to see him through. Will he let her? Rated M

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

Melt With You by Jenny0719-rec'd by MrsSpaceCowboy/Twilover76
It's her last Olympics and nothing matters to Isabella Swan except one thing: A final gold medal. Until she meets long time admirer and snowboarder, Edward Cullen. Suddenly, she finds that her win isn't important without someone to celebrate it with. GOING FOR THE GOLD CONTEST WINNER. 1st place judge's vote. 2nd place public vote. Rated M

My Ex-con by Counselor-rec'd by Everydarnbody
Edward is fresh out of the big house and Bella is his new boss. Rated M

Playing the Part by Kyla713-rec'd by Nic
Edward feels trapped in the life he lives, and can find no way out. When he meets fellow stage actress, Bella Swan, the part he plays off the stage begins to slip. And everything begins to change. AH/OOC. Rated M

Red Dawn Rising by Emily Bowden-rec'd by Nic
A big part of me believed in our government and that our rights would be protected. That no citizen would be sought after or singled out. We lived in the land of the free, and I was thankful to raise our three boys on the soil our forefathers fought so hard to give us all. I was a proud American. So when they came for my husband, I'd been proven a fool. Rated M

Reign by RuthlesslyYours-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
Be humble. Be Sweet. Speak of womanly things. But above all give your king anything he seeks. Lady Isabella Swan of Devonshire does none of these things. Rated M

Spy Games by Jenn1987-rec'd by Nic
Powerful and successful, Isabella Swan held the world in the palm of her hand. Unfortunately for her, so did Edward Cullen. Written for the "Forbidden Affairs" contest and placed third. OOC, AH/AU, E/B, Rated M

Stolen by Rochelle Allison-rec'd by Edmazing
He stole her heart, and then he stole her father's fortune. Love and forgiveness are nice concepts, but highly improbable. Right? Drama, romance, action, and a heavy sprinkling of the good stuff. Rated M

The B Sides by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Alliz/Nic/Twific Crackmum
Select EPOV scenes from The Give Away Girl. This is not an independent story and will not make sense unless you have already read The Give Away Girl. Rated M

The Earth, It Trembles by Ginginlee-rec'd by Cappricorn75
A girl, a boy, a God, a life, a rebirth, an escape, an attempt at living again. Rated M

There's a Word for It by Eiluned price-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
I hadn't liked 17-year-old boys even when I was 17. So what is it about Edward Cullen that's so compelling? Whatever it is, I can't afford to find out. Rated M

Friday, February 14, 2014

Flash Fic Friday: 2/14/14


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.

Picture prompt and Judge this week is: Edmazing


Alright guys, I'm fudging the rules a little. I've got a naughty prompt for you:

But I want you to work these words in there somewhere, somehow.

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)
Word count
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!


Thank you so much to everyone who submitted entries for me this week. They really were all excellent!!! I had a tough time choosing between them and wanted to place every one of them!

One little note... remember the word count needs to be between 100 and 300 words. There was one entry I would have placed in my top three if it hadn't gone way over (TouchMyNeck).

Thanks again for entering and I hope you all come back for this week's round.

Heather (Twilover76)

First Place: LovelyBrutal
Word Count: 242

I love this song.

The rhythm that pounds steady as your heart's heavy beating right now.

Unfaltering, endless, and wicked, it leads everything else on the track.

The guitar, the lyrics, the bass – they were all secondary, crafted to surround and glorify the beat that's guiding and adhering everything together. That drives everything in and of you to agree, to move, to revel. The sway in your step, the light in your eyes, storm in your synapses. It's all perfectly in tune with this song.

It was written to make hips grind and toes curl. To make you want to turn it up. To make you open your mouth for me and sing.

To give life to your ache. To set your need on fire.

And it does.

You love it. I can feel it.

It's in the way you rock your hips into mine like a drum beat. The way you beg for deeper with the curve of your back, a dance trapped between sheets and skin.

The way you twine your fingers around mine, tighter than the coil of guitar strings while I slide, and push, and drop my weight right through you.

The high pitched pleas that float up in the shadow of my low groans.

Each little “don't stop” prayer that follows my whispered “fuck” like a chorus.

It all comes back to this song.

It ignites you.

It was meant to.

I wrote it for you.

Second Place: Lost In Fanfiction
Word Count: 300

Your weight is stifling. Our fingers laced together, above my head, oppressive. Yet, I don’t
fight it. Pleasure outweighs discomfort. The unyielding rhythm of your cock and sounds in my ear let me know that you feel this, love this. I submit to you, the feelings, the pleasure, knowing I will regret it.

After I reach my peak, you reach yours. The weight of your body remains. Reality hits me strong, the doubt, the knowing. I almost start counting the minutes until you go. And I wonder, will you say anything first? Will you wait until I’m asleep to slip out? It’s not always the same with you, but ultimately…you leave.

I’ve become that girl I never thought I’d be—the weak and powerless one when it comes to a man. One Every time you leave I say it will be the last.

But it never is.

I’m weak, a doormat even. You’re my drug and I’m hooked.

You roll off and snuggle in, a deceiving possessive arm across my middle, almost taunting me to believe it means something.

I take one last look at you before I close my eyes, same as always, committing you to my memory. Your unkempt yet perfect hair, the scruff on your strong jaw, the masculine eyebrows, the long, lean muscles of your arms. One last time, I tell myself, remember it well.

Touches and feelings begin to rouse me. I dare not open my eyes and wake myself from this dream. The pleasure builds until white light bursts behind my lids. My body sings from head to toe.

When you enter me, I realize it’s not a dream. I peer through heavy lids and see the pleasure on your face as you move inside me.

“You’re here.”

You smile. “Always.”

Third Place: mystiquejeweled
Word Count: 300

His eyes had been following me all week.

I felt it most when I laughed loudly or fingered my hair. I’ll admit, I may have given the locks an extra twirl just to feel the burn of his gaze on me.

I hated that I loved his attention. I hated him. Then again, he hated me.

Too bad our bodies didn’t get the memo.

I’d just walked in to my room when I felt two large hands grab my waist and lift me. Before I knew it, I felt my back hit the soft mattress of my bed. One of the hands quickly slipped off my waist and covered my mouth, muffling my shriek of surprise.

My eyes met impish, green ones and narrowed. I shoved his hand off me and glared at him. “What the hell, Edward?”

He smirked down at me. Bronze-haired, green-eyed, and with a body that was sculpted to perfection, the best friend of my older brother was a heartbreaker. “Hey there, Bella.”

He leaned down and kissed me, his soft lips roughly pushing against mine. I desperately wanted to stop him, but I couldn’t.

My legs wrapped themselves tightly around his waist and my hand tugged at his hair. He groaned and ran his hands up and down my waist, thrusting his hard cock right where I needed him.

“I’ve wanted you all week.” He muttered roughly.

“Stop talking.”

I moaned as he kissed my neck, his hands pushing my dress up my thighs. One of his hands grabbed both of mine and held them above my head as he kissed his way down my collarbone.

His other hand crept up my thigh, dangerously close to my sex. He grinned against my skin. “Love me now?”

I wish I could say ‘no’.

Honorable Mention: TGBMcCray
Word Count: 296

Since my six-week checkup, he's been sniffing around like a dog looking for a place to bury his bone. I'd as soon play dead.

Oh, they are a joy, to be sure, and work, these whelping babes, wriggling and screaming for dinner among the mounds of swollen flesh I once shared only with him. We live days of adoration and nights of blinding exhaustion.

I am stripping wet sheets, and he is home early. I am mad when I see him in his work shirt and shaven jaw. He's got those hopeful eyes. I just want a fucking nap.

He's crushing me to his chest. "I missed you." His lips are against my neck and that heavy scent of musk and salt water; it works over the Dreft and sourness, pulling me in. He's needy and I don't want to fill anyone else, but his lips are trailing where his hands pet. I am worn and warming.

My head turns and he licks my lips. "I need you."

I say it. "I'm so tired, so...ugly."

His hand stills on his belt. "No..." He follows the curve of my ass and squeezes, walking his hands up my ribcage, skirting the edges of my breasts. "You made my babies, darlin’.”

My mouth is working like a fish, because, oh! One long finger is inside me, and then two, and he is grunting and rutting, dropping his jeans. "My love, my love..."

He grabs my shoulder and turns me. I bend at the waist and when he's slipped inside, we both shiver deep. His hands cover mine as he pushes. I stick out my ample ass to meet him and we are not mom and dad anymore.

We are Adam and Eve in the garden of this holy space.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stand Alone Book Recommendations

Stand alones seem to be few and far between these days, so I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find one that I love.  Sometimes it's nice not to get invested in a huge series and while we may not always want to say goodbye at the end of that book, sometimes one book is just enough!

Here is a list of some of my favorites... it's a good mix of adult and young adult so enjoy!! 

Me Before You By Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales 
Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

The Sea of Tranquility By Katja Millay
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

My Life Next Door By Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

** I'm keeping this on the list even though there is a companion book coming out with Tim's story later this year... technically this can be read as a stand alone**

Six Months Later by Natalie Richards 
 She has everything she's ever wanted. But not her memory... When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her. What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows... 

The Fifth Favor by Shelby Reed (adult)
Imagine a world where a woman’s every pleasure, every wish and wildest fantasy is granted by the man of her dreams…

Such a world exists inside the walls of Avalon, an elite private club that caters to women’s deepest desires. Billie Cort, a reporter from the raunchy magazine Illicit, has come to Avalon to interview the club’s most popular escort, the breathtakingly sexy Adrian.

Expecting nothing less from a place like Avalon, Billie is still stunned at how effortlessly Adrian brings out her sexual side. Adrian, too, is surprised to find himself thinking about Billie long after their interview is over. Adrian, of course, is irresistible, but Billie isn’t accustomed to being pursued by outrageously attractive male escorts. Adrian wants her, but soon realizes that she can fill a role in his life that’s more than just physical…

After Hours by Cara McKenna (adult)
A dangerous infatuation with a rough and ready man…

Erin Coffey has been a nurse for years, but nothing’s prepared her for the physical and emotional demands of her new position. Needing to move closer to her dysfunctional family, she takes a dangerous job at Larkhaven Psychiatric Hospital, where she quickly learns that she needs protection—and she meets the strong, over-confident coworker who’s more than willing to provide it.

Kelly Robak is the type of guy that Erin has sworn she’d never get involved with. She’s seen firsthand, via her mess of a sister, what chaos guys like him can bring into a woman’s life. But she finds herself drawn to him anyway, even when he shows up at her door, not eager to take no for an answer.

What Erin finds even more shocking than Kelly’s indecent proposal is how much she enjoys submitting to his every command. But he can’t play the tough guy indefinitely. If they want to have more than just an affair, both will have to open up and reveal what they truly need.

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox (adult)
Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.
Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.
When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?

Ride With Me By Ruthie Knox (adult)
When Lexie Marshall places an ad for a cycling companion, she hopes to find someone friendly and fun to cross the TransAmerica Trail with. Instead, she gets Tom Geiger—a lean, sexy loner whose bad attitude threatens to spoil the adventure she’s spent years planning.
Roped into the cycling equivalent of a blind date by his sister, Tom doesn’t want to ride with a chatty, go-by-the-map kind of woman, and he certainly doesn’t want to want her. Too bad the sight of Lexie with a bike between her thighs really turns his crank.
Even Tom’s stubborn determination to keep Lexie at a distance can’t stop a kiss from leading to endless nights of hotter-than-hot sex. But when the wild ride ends, where will they go next?

Other Titles To Check Out 
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Golden by Jessi Kirby
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
How To Love by Katie Cotugno
Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Far From You by Tess Sharpe

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Flash-Fic Friday

Hey Flash Fic Lovers, we're back for 2014! I saw this gif and thought it would be a great way to kick-start a new season. The prompts may not be weekly, it will depend on how much of a response we get. So if you love writing (or reading) flash fics, then make sure to spread the word and get your entries in! 

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? Using the prompt provided, 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, in one week, to share with all of you.

Picture prompt and Judge this week is: Twilover76


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)
Word count
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!

I hope to see a lot of entries and we'll all keep looking for future prompts. Good luck and happy writing!

Heather (Twilover76)

Monday, February 3, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are uber excited to bring you the bi-weekly rec list of stories that have caught the attention of TLS! Be sure to let the author know where you saw their story featured & leave them some love!

♥ Nic & Six

Bella Donna by JiffyKate-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Edward and Bella are similar creatures; they both screw people for money, but one of them goes for blood. It's nothing personal...until it is. Rated M

Boxing Out by MeilleurCafe-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!!
Bella is a little lost while trying to make a new life in the Big Apple. Edward is a Manhattan police officer who knows it to the core. They meet at court. Will this new romance be a slam dunk? AH; M for language and lemons. Rated M

Changing My Course by Twilover76-rec'd by Nic
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle? AH/Rated M

Cullen's Roadhouse by TGBMcCray-rec'd by Capricorn75/Sixdlb5
Bella Swan is adrift. She's got a worthless college degree, bills, two friends, a shitty apartment, and too many ex-boyfriends. Swearing off men seems like a good idea, at least until she can figure out how to pour a proper beer and make some cash at Cullen's Roadhouse. It's an apron that sets her off – an apron, some Levi's, and a tall glass of Diet Coke. Rated M

Cutlass by Tkegl-rec'd by Twilover76
Isabella Swan is certain notorious pirate, Edward Cullen, murdered her father and stole his prized cutlass. Out for revenge, she sneaks onto his ship, but Captain Cullen claims she has the wrong man. A tale of the search for truth…and treasure of course. Rated M

Dank by Nadiak-rec'd by Nic
She wants a thrill and she finds it in the bad boy from the dangerous side of the tracks. Watch them both intertwine themselves into worlds they never even belonged in. Learning the best lesson there is. We're all different but yet the same. Rated M

Lies by Scorpsifer-rec'd by Nic
"I love him. He loves someone else. Someone who is not me. And it doesn't matter. Every day I gave to him; I gave everything to everyone and every morning I would wake up with nothing. They say I love too much. Maybe they're right." Rated M

Lost and Found by Brodeurgirl30-rec'd by Nic
The case was a famous United States Supreme Court decision in 1975, O'Connor v. Donaldson. Kenneth Donaldson, a patient committed to a Florida State Mental Hospital, sued the hospital and staff for confining him for 15 years against his will. I wish I'd been born in 1975. Rated M

Luckless by NinaQ-rec'd by Edmazing
Everything about her was the same. Even after all these years, he'd recognized her, but it made no sense. There was no way she was the same woman. It couldn't be. He had watched her die. ExB. AU Rated M

Onscreen Chemistry by Winterhorses-rec'd by Nic
Bella, America's young sweetheart on screen, is starring in her first R-rated film. Her co-star is Edward Cullen, Hollywood's reputed playboy, and he won't give her the time of day. Will they fizzle onscreen as Bella attempts to turn up the heat in her first erotic scene, or can she cause a reaction powerful enough to burn through his arrogant, impassive facade? Rated M

Mask'charade by Chynnadoll36-rec'd by Nic
Life is not always what it seems. Tired of feeling neglected in her marriage, Bella decides on a night out with colleagues. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous stranger and enters into a secret life of debauched pleasure. What happens when the stranger turns up in the place she least expects? AH Bella&Edward story Rated M for mature themes. Rated M

My Sweet Variable by LifeInTheSnow-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody
He white-knuckles his pen, dragging a line of ink across the page. I can guess which passage he's marking: "All things truly wicked start from an innocence." Hemingway wouldn't have known about us. No one does. Teenage E/B, AH, quasi-dystopian. Rated M

Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb-rec'd by Sixdlb5/Nic
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 know, about his butt. E/B Rated M for language and adult content. Rated M

Rise by Rochelle Allison-rec'd by Nic
Bella is a bad boy's girl, living a life she no longer wants. She's trapped, until one of the things that keeps her confined - her bodyguard - becomes the very thing that could set her free. Rated M

Snare by Raum-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
"The lives of Charlie and Bella Swan were devastated when Renée was murdered by a serial killer: The Drainer. Charlie, a former FBI profiler, is convinced that the killer is a vampire, and that those creatures are real. Nobody believes him, till the day he captures one of the undead."  Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Jenn Granat
She loves the holidays. He loathes them. As new neighbors, they have to learn to tolerate each other. The problem for Edward is that she's irresistible in red. Can she bring the Grinch around in time to save him from a lonely New Year? Rated M

This Side of the Equator by Jaxington-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
On that side of the Equator a six year age difference is nothing, just a number that looses meaning in the face of adventures and shared interests and long bus rides. But on this side of the Equator, in Forks Washington where Bella is a teacher, six years are everything, an impenetrable barrier that makes life impossible when Edward Cullen shows up as an exchange student. Rated M

Troika by Mortissues-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
Waking up, not matter how long it takes, should be a wonderful thing. Powerful and liberating. Like emerging from the chrysalis. I should have known it wouldn't be like that for me . . . Rated M

True Confessions of a Coffee Girl by Deebelle1-rec'd by North Caro
A perfect cafe au lait was all it took for Hollywood's most eligible bachelor to fall in love with me...the coffee girl. Rated M

Wilderness by Inconcessus-rec'd by Mercyrus Tales
Bella has always felt disconnected from her Phoenix friends. The only time she feels comfortable in her own skin is on her yearly camping trip in the Washington Cascades with her dad, until they are joined by Charlie's new girlfriend and her son and nephew, Jasper and Edward. A story of survival, stranded in the mountains only with two boys she barely knows to keep her alive. Rated M