Monday, March 31, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Here's our latest reading recommendations. These authors have captured what seems like every moment of our attention this week!  Check them out if you haven't already, and leave them some love.  Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Light in the Darkness by JenRar-rec'd by Twific Crackmum/Drotuno
On one of history's darkest days, Edward finds his other half. Bella wakes to find that her guardian angel may just be a figment of her imagination. A journey of two lost souls as they find the light when darkness surrounds them. Rated M

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

Catch My Breath by Tanglingshadows-rec'd by Nic
Once upon a time, a quirky woman barreled into a soft-spoken man's life and turned it upside down. Not that he complained about it. Rated M

Catwoman by Counselor-rec'd by TGBMcCray
Life is boring but good. He buys the house across the street. Too many cats spoil his backyard. McCarty tells him they belong to the cat woman. He's a little thrown when he meets her. But he won't back down. And neither will she. Rated M

Dancing on a Tightrope by Angie947-rec'd by Capricorn75
This is what happens when superstar Edward Cullen finds out he has a 15 year-old rebellious daughter. Musicianward. ExB Rated M

He Came Along by Hopesparkles-rec'd by Cappricorn75
This was going to be a fresh start; a new beginning, in a far off place. But what happened that night, on a dark road near Maxwell changed everything for Bella. Rated M

Looking Back by RachelFish-rec'd by Alliz/Nic
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

No Ordinary Proposal by Twilover76-rec'd by TgbMcCray
Bella wants to escape her small-town life and live her dreams in New York. What happens when a man almost twice her age makes her an offer she can't refuse? AH Rated M

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by TheFicChick-rec'd by Nic/Alliz
"It's the first time I realize that for all of the significance boy-Edward holds in my past, man-Edward is a stranger to me. The thought is at once liberating and heartbreaking, and I don't know what to do with it: how do you forgive someone who no longer exists? How do you hold a man accountable for a boy's carelessness?" Rated M

Onscreen Chemistry by Winterhorses-rec'd by Evilnat/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

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

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 Betty Chronicles by Emily Bowden-rec'd by Edmazing
There is an exclusive group known as the Cullens who only allow the most seductive of women into their circle. But their training is not what she thought it would be. Rated MA for lemons & adult content. Cannon couples...eventually... Rated M

The Lost by Mamasutra-rec'd by Billi Beavis Cullen
Bella Swan was not normal. She had been born with the gift of seeing the dead, but to her it was a curse. She had sworn off her abilities as she returned to her hometown to live out her final year of high school in an attempt at being normal, but nothing is normal when you are the one hope at redemption for the spirit of a lost boy. Rated M

The Love Boat by Twilly-rec'd by Evilnat
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 Procrustean Bed by Gemini13me-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
A Procrustean Bed- a standard or set of conditions, determined arbitrarily, to which everyone is forced to conform. But the question is... are there really any rules when it comes to the affairs of the heart? Rated M

The Tutor by ItzMegan73-rec'd by Capricorn75
New student Bella Swan needs to break out of her shy exterior and her guidance counselor has the answer: tutoring. And Bella is too new to know she shouldn’t want to tutor Edward Cullen. Rated M

Tommy by HelloElla-rec'd by Cappricorn75
They were just kids, growing up much too fast. When life felt like a deep & freezing ocean in which they drowned in, they saved each other every single time up until she disappeared the night of their high school graduation. Now, older & convinced she is still alive, Edward returns home in hopes of finding traces that will lead him back to Tommy, the tomboy girl who saved his life. Rated M

We All Gotta Die Sometime by Crackedfic-rec'd by Katinki
You don't like him? Good. Stay away. It'll save him the trouble of smacking you around. Touch the girl? He'll burn down the whole town just to watch you die. AH Rated M

You Belong to Me by Emmamama88-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Army Sergeant Edward Colonna returns home after six years overseas, only to find the love of his life in one, Isabella Swan. Can their love survive the test of time when he is sent away again? (Set during the Korean War era; late 1940's to early 1950's). Rated M

Monday, March 24, 2014

Revived Recs

Let's see if we can keep this momentum going!  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

Under the Boardwalk by Robicorn and Meguhbot
With the summer brings new people, and with the fall, an empty space they once were. See what happens when Bella meets Edward and one harmless lie turns their world upside down. Taboo/Teacher student. lemons. Be warned.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 33 - Words: 240,897 - Reviews: 393 - Updated: Mar 23 - Published: Nov 8, 2010 - id: 6462831

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: 23 - Words: 100,755 - Reviews: 7,633 - Updated: Mar 20 - Published: Dec 17, 2010 - id: 6562901

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: 25 - Words: 153,845 - Reviews: 2,731 - Updated: Mar 8 - Published: Apr 27, 2012 - id: 8065162

Ready for Resuscitation

A May to December Romance by Positively 4th Street
My name is Isabella Swan and today, I signed a contract that would put me in the steel tight clutches of a man I didn't know, for four years. A girl's gotta pay for college somehow, right? AH. Come meet 'Sugar Daddy' Edward. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 20 - Words: 142,603 - Reviews: 7,620 - Updated: Aug 16, 2012 - Published: Jan 7, 2011 - id: 6632226

Becomes the Swan by Venomousgal & Pomme de terre
When Bella and Edward meet the first day of High School, he is a chubby misfit with no friends in a new town, aside from his popular cousins.  He meets Bella Swan, a well-liked, if uncoordinated, local with problems of her own.  This is the story of their friendship, their loss, their love and destruction.  Can they find their way back to each other?  And can they survive the changes they have both gone through since the fateful day they met?  AU-H Chapters: 41 Words: 164271 Updated: Dec 03, 2012 - Published: Aug 12, 2009

Breaking Trinity by VvBreakingRosevV
AH/AU ExB Lemon. Mid-Semester, Senior Year. Bella is escaping Arizona and starting over in Washington. An unexpected hook-up at a party in Port Angeles turns into obsession. What happens when desire becomes too much to control? Rated S for Snarling. Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 32 - Words: 184,871 - Reviews: 6,641 - Updated: Aug 23, 2012 - Published: Sep 15, 2009 - id: 5379823

Brotherly Devotion by Goldentemptress
When you play with fire you're gonna get burned. Bella's marriage has gone stale, and she soon finds herself tied up in a web of deceit involving her young brother-in-law Edward. Adultery is just as complicated as it seems...BPOV, Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 19 - Words: 177,988 - Reviews: 4,413 - Updated: Dec 24, 2011 - Published: May 18, 2009 - id: 5070346

Burn and Shine by Pulse Point
At first glance felonious Edward seems like nothing but trouble, but as sheltered college student Bella digs deeper she realizes he is so much more. Possibly too much for her to handle. ExB, AH, rated M for dark/adult themes and profanity Rated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 21 - Words: 115,176 - Reviews: 2,077 - Updated: Jan 25, 2010 - Published: Aug 31, 2009 - id: 5346783

Company Loves Misery by Angstgoddess003
AH-Edward, current recovering alcoholic, former bully of Bella Swan, must make amends to the one person who refuses to give them. Written for FGB Auction/WA Rehab. Adult Situations. Updated Wed/Sun. Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 13 - Words: 76,843 - Reviews: 6,158 - Updated: Jul 12, 2010 - Published: Dec 13, 2009 - id: 5577199

Consign Me Not to Darkness by Msj2779
Bella has just escaped from the grasp of a torturous relationship and she finds herself in the slums of Chicago. She's a shadow of who she used to be and has the anxiety to go with it. With some help, she finds hope... AH B E. Some dark situations. Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 28 - Words: 206,192 - Reviews: 1,159 - Updated: Mar 27, 2012 - Published: Dec 19, 2011 - id: 7653135

Dancing in the Dark by Jaxon22
"You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a spark. This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark." Immersed in a world of dance, drink, drugs, and women, Edward Cullen is the ultimate bachelor. Until he receives a late night phone call that changes everything. AH E/B Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 19 - Words: 104,612 - Reviews: 6,144 - Updated: Jul 19, 2013 - Published: Nov 30, 2012 - id: 8751380

Edroar the Angry Lion by Tropical Sorbet
Edroar the Angry Lion frightens all the girls and boys at Cullen Publishing with his loud roar. Will his new massage therapist Bella Swan run away like all the rest, or can she tame this savage beast? AH/AU OOC Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 16 - Words: 121,973 - Reviews: 3,848 - Updated: Jun 1, 2013 - Published: Jun 9, 2010 - id: 6037621

Expectations And Other Moving Pieces by chrometurtle
Everything I had done in my life seemed to lead up to this moment. The moment when I found myself bound inextricably to a man I didn’t love, trapped in a life I didn’t want. And if I left him, I would be entirely alone. Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 46 - Words: 227,237 - Reviews: 14,944 - Updated: Nov 11, 2013 - Published: Oct 13, 2009 - id: 5440859

Fold Your Wings by Jadalulu
"The liberties he assumes with my body should enrage me, anger me beyond my own sanity. But it's just not that simple." Encounters born of need. Consequences neither saw coming. Guard your hearts. Not the ExB you're used to. AH Rated: Fiction M - Chapters: 20 - Published: Jan 2011 - Updated: April 10, 2012          

How to Paint a House by Maggie's Gutter
Bella Swan is a naive fifteen year old, set to spend another kiss-less summer alone. Edward is new to town, and doesn't know a soul. Watch an unlikely friendship blossom over the simple task of painting a house. But for these two, nothing is simple. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 26 - Words: 180,346 - Reviews: 6,141 - Updated: Sep 21, 2012 - Published: Jun 22, 2011 - id: 7107558

Human Sexuality 101 by Rbsschess
Prof. Cullen wonders if he has found his next submissive in his Human Sexuality class, but she has been right before him for years unnoticed. He finally sees her but will it be too late? My entry for the It Ain't All About Love & Sex Short Story Contest Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Friendship - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 15 - Words: 90,819 - Reviews: 1,847 - Updated: Apr 24, 2012 - Published: Nov 3, 2010 - id: 6448365

Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8
ON HIATUS. Bella spent the first two years of her life in Forks slowly falling for Jacob. As her senior year begins, a new family moves to town and she begins to question the difference between what she thought she needed & what she never knew she wanted. Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 35 - Words: 177,984 - Reviews: 5,542 - Updated: Jul 19, 2009 - Published: Jul 16, 2008 - id: 4399727

Insatiable Desires by ItzMegan73
What happens when the paths of two highly intelligent hypersexuals cross? Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 15 - Words: 87,528 - Reviews: 1,703 - Updated: Mar 29, 2013 - Published: Nov 8, 2011 - id: 7534537

My Life as a Trophy Wife by JennaRay
Sometimes marriage can be more like a business agreement. Broke college student Bella and her best friend's Lawyer brother, Edward, have come up with just that. A business agreement to make life easier for them both. First comes marriage, then comes? Rated: Fiction M - English - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 18 - Words: 163,763 - Reviews: 4,855 - Updated: Mar 22, 2013 - Published: Aug 22, 2010 - id: 6263351

Portrait of a Girl by Zors
Edward, smartest student at St. Bart's School for Boys, always thought he was straight. That is, until he met new student Ben Cheney. But what happens when Edward discovers that Ben is actually a girl who goes by the name of Bella Swan? AH AU. Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 94,559 - Reviews: 1,784 - Updated: Apr 22, 2011 - Published: May 14, 2009 - id: 5061598

Quiet on the Set by Duhitsangie
America's sweetheart Isabella Swan and Hollywood's playboy Edward Cullen are cast together in an upcoming movie. Will there be sparks or will things just be quiet on the set? And is everything the tabloids say just as it seems? M for Lemons Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Humor - Bella, Edward - Chapters: 28 - Words: 112,531 - Reviews: 1,243 - Updated: May 10, 2012 - Published: Jan 26, 2011 - id: 6689505

Soulmate by Tinaababy
Edward Masen is a single father, ex-con, and an ex drug user. He and his child move to Forks for a fresh start. Bella Swan is a straight edge, young woman. When these two people meet, the attraction is inexplicable. AH/M. Rated: Fiction M - English - Family/Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 31 - Words: 136,592 - Reviews: 2,286 - Updated: Jan 31, 2012 - Published: Aug 7, 2010 - id: 6217228

Stubborn Love by Vampshavebeagles
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.  Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Edward, Bella - Chapters: 6 - Words: 60,164 - Reviews: 483 - Updated: May 20, 2013 - Published: Apr 27, 2012 - id: 8063793

Monday, March 17, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We could not get ENOUGH of these stories lately and wanted to share them with you. We've read them, discussed them, dissected them and sometimes even read them again! Check out these amazing stories and leave the authors some love via pm or review. Let them know you saw them featured on the TLS Rec page!! Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

Affettuoso by Twiwifelife-rec'd by Cared Cullen
"My name's Bella Swan & I'm a 19 year old wanderer. Most people would refer to me as homeless, but I'm a forever optimist." After suffering a great loss, Bella is forced into a life of destitution. Having experienced his own misfortunes, Edward is barely keeping his head above water. When their worlds collide, will they be able to save each other? Or will it be too late? AH Rated M

Bachman Twilight by Mortissues-rec'd by Susan Q Susan
Four love stories and centuries of drama combine to create a unique family. Rated M

Blind Ambition by IdPattThat-rec'd by Cappricorn75
He didn't know his life was missing anything…until he met her. Out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind. 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

Free My Heart by CaptiveAzure-rec'd by Nic
Edward gave in to Tanya, even though he doesn't love her before they moved to Forks and is publicly in a relationship with her, sick of being the only singleton in his coupled family. Bella isn't as introverted, or as much as a good girl as she is in the books. Strongly OOC. Rated M

Go Fish by Rubyblue9696-rec’d by Cappricorn75
Life may seem mapped out and on the straight-and-narrow, but just when you think you see your own big picture, fate comes in to play with an animated deck of cards and tells you, simply, to please 'go fish'. Who knew it would all start with a can of worms? WARNING: Over 18 Only for Language/Lemons. Rated M

Good Times at Masen's by Isannah-rec'd by Nic
Good drinks, good food, and good company. That's what makes Good Times the place to be. What happens when Bella Swan offers owner Edward Masen more? 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

Irrevocable Trust by Shellyduran-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
The Cullen children are adult trust fund babies; dependent on company CFO Bella Swan to keep them in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. Prodigal son Edward returns to claim his rightful place as the next CEO just as the Cullens' world is set to crumble. Can he trust Bella? Rated M

Jurisdiction by StillDreaming85-rec'd by Nic
War has ripped the world apart and Bella is living in one of the few cities left in the States. Life is cruel, there is no freedom, food is scarce, and a few people hold all the power. Will Bella be able to survive? Will Edward be able to save her from Mike's snare? Rated M

Love Me or Leave Me by Tiffanyanne3-rec'd by Evilnat
Bella Swan changed her ideals for a guy...who then dumped her in the middle of a mall. Enter Edward Cullen, who tries to convince her that she's not the type who should be loved and left. Rated M

Malice in the Garden by Ooza-rec'd by Mariahjile
The sequel to HERE IN THE GARDEN OF SIN. After being changed against her will, Bella struggles to adjust to life as a vampire. The hurdles she faces go beyond bloodlust, and her new perspective leaves her feeling torn between old morals and new desires. Edward fights to win her over, but when his world is threatened, he realizes there's more to lose than her heart. Rated M

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

Restoration by Elise de Sallier-rec'd by Edmazing
Resigned to her lonely fate, Bella risks her life to rescue a man left for dead by enemy soldiers. Edward turns out to be a little more than she bargained for, his presence awakening dangerous desires and inspiring dreams that could change her life—and the course of a Kingdom—forever. Loosely inspired by Cinderella. Rated M

Royal Duty by LiveInDakota-rec'd by Evilnat
Life as a princess isn't a fairytale like they would lead you to believe. Sometimes decisions are made you don't like. Sometimes you don't have a choice at all. Barely out of school, it seems Bella's future has already been decided, with a marriage she doesn't want and a nation she doesn't know how to rule, but not everything is at it seems, and Edward Masen is no exception. E/B. 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 Donor by Alchemilla mollis-rec'd by 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 Invisible Line by Littlecat358-rec'd by Nic
Edward and Bella, friends since high school, are very close. So close, that the line between friendship and something more is often blurred. Will they ever cross the line or will they always teeter on the edge of what could be? Rated M

This Side of the Equator by Jaxington-rec'd by Missus T
On that side of the Equator a six year age difference is nothing, just a number that loses 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

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Welcome to TLS Nursery!

Welcome to TLS Nursery!

Here we nurture all of the newborn stories that we love! Everything in our nursery has been read and approved by a few - or a lot - of the TLS ladies, and we think you'll enjoy cuddling up to these babies as well.

As ever, there are some incredible stories to check out this month.

Remember to leave these lovely ladies some love, and let them know TLS sent you!


The Almost by lola-pops
Flannel. Weed. Nirvana. One fall day changes everything. Five friends navigate high school, relationships and their futures.

Isabella by suitablyironicmoniker
In the Cornish countryside of 1804 England, a foreign visitor brings Isabella to reconsider the inexplicable occurrences she had always taken for granted.

After the Gold by DH78
This little story was born out of late night Twitter conversations and gushing over Meryl & Charlie, the fabulous American gold medal ice dancers. We ship them. Spangly wanted it written. So it shall be done. So can childhood friends become more? We say HELL YES.

Bachman Twilight by Mortissues
Four love stories and centuries of drama combine to create a unique family.

My Ex-con by counselor
Edward is fresh out of the big house and Bella is his new boss.

Go Fish by rubyblue9696
Life may seem mapped out and on the straight-and-narrow, but just when you think you see your own big picture, fate comes in to play with an animated deck of cards and tells you, simply, to please 'go fish'. Who knew it would all start with a can of worms? WARNING: Over 18 Only for Language/Lemons.

Anything But Mine by WitchyVampireGirl
It was the summer before their senior year of college; Edward wanted one last summer of fun and relaxation, Bella was running from the pain of the last few months. What they found was everything wanted and so much more. But will it last past the summer or fade like the setting sun?

Reign by RuthlesslyYours
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.

A Light in the Darkness by JenRar
On one of history's darkest days, Edward finds his other half. Bella wakes to find that her guardian angel may just be a figment of her imagination. A journey of two lost souls as they find the light when darkness surrounds them.

Compassion Holding its Breath by maruxf
Twilight always felt as if it had started from a much more "adult" place than the books showed; as if an editor had said "this is good, but let's clean it up for young adults." But really...why is Bella so insecure and where does Edward's self-loathing truly come from? Rosalie's festering hostility? Esme's truncated yearnings? Carlisle's regrets? This is a grown-ups Twilight.

Paladin by meeky311
A paladin, by definition is any determined advocate or defender of a noble cause. Bella, a coffee barista and Edward, a Seattle detective come together through a common goal, but end up getting a little more than they bargained for. Can they become the fierce defenders they need to be for the most noble cause of all...saving the world? Romance, suspense, humor and all of the above.

Still Waters by monamumbles
The things that go bump in the night are probably your friends.

My Backwards Walk by musicalvoice
Despite Edward's best attempts, he and Bella aren't together. But every Friday, like clockwork, she ends up at his apartment in the early hours. This is a story about wanting, having and the messiness it entails.

The Opposite Effect by staceleo
Bella Swan didn't believe that opposites attract, until Edward Cullen and his awful hair came into her orbit. A comedy about finding love in the most unlikely of places.

Masen Manor by drotuno
Masen Manor, home to a prestigious boarding school, Masen Academy. An immortal hiding from the world has his faith tested by a hundred-year-old fortune and a broken, silent girl. AU…E/B…Slightly OOC…Rated M

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Celebrate Cursed Be The Wicked Release Day! Our Review is here:

The day has finally arrived and we are so excited to announce that 
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Meet Cooper Shaw: 

I don't believe in much these days, so I can't be let down. I don't let people in, so I can't get hurt.

     I've even created a new name for myself, so no one knows who I am or where I'm from and can't judge me based on that information. I live a simple, ordinary, anonymous life, and I like it that way. In fact, I rarely even think about my childhood anymore. 
     Or at least I didn't, until I received a certain letter, from a certain office housed in a certain city, named Salem, Massachusetts. 
     My old hometown.
     It taunts me, this letter. And forces me to reflect on a moment that defined me throughout the remainder of my life in Salem. An experience I thought I'd put behind me.
     The moment before and after I was accused of murdering my father.

If you've read any of Jo's (FictionFreak95) stories, you know all too well that she can make the male POV her bitch. She conquers this feat once again in her debut novel, Cursed Be The Wicked

In Cursed, we meet one Cooper Shaw, which we call Coop for short. Coop has grown up trying to reinvent himself, burying his memories and his old life in the past. He's found a great job allowing him to remain low-key under a new name, while earning a decent salary, as a travel columnist for a magazine called The Monthly Traveler

Everything is going smooth until Coop gets a call from his boss:

"I can't," I tell him, flat out, then begin rattling off incredibly lame reasons why I can't make the trip. "I just got back two seconds ago and-".
     "You are going to Salem, Coop. I just got off an hour long conference-call with our New York office about this," he says.  "Lots of hoopla going on about some famous chick they swear was the last actual witch in Salem. She keeled over dead this week. Was in the loony bin for over. . ."
     "Fifteen years," we say together.
     "What's that?" he asks as I lower my eyes but I force them back up again and shake my head.
     "Nothing," I mumble.
     I contemplate telling him my situation. About how The Last Actual Witch in Salem had once upon a time been willing to let her own son go to jail for a crime she'd committed. That there's no way they want me of all people to make this trip because I was that son and I won't be able to tell an unbiased story in a million years. But I can't tell the magazine who I am. If certain V.P.s who aren't exactly fond of me were to find out, this would most definitely turn into one serious sideshow of a job for them.
     I've worked too long and too hard for the halfway decent rep I have at this company to let anyone poke fun at me for what I consider an unfortunate situation.


This unfortunate situation sees Coop back to his hometown, the same town that he's tried to bury in his past. When he arrives his past comes back to life and he's forced to face what's always been there.

When Coop arrives, in Salem, he checks into an old B&B where he meets a feisty young Finn. She's perceptive, smart and knows Salem and its history as well as Cooper Shaw, though he tries to pass himself off as Cole. Coop is instantly intrigued by Finn and after a rocky start, they eventually get to know each other. While Coop struggles to gather together an article that will suffice for his magazine he is forced to face his demons, memories, past and a life that he thought he'd left behind. What he least expects is to find someone that will help him through it all, much less, one that would shed some light on a past he'd only seen in the dark, until now... until her. Finn is the light to all of Coop's darkness helping him see what had been kept in the dark corners of his subconscious for so long. Coop and Finn's stories weave themselves together at the most perfect pace as they get to know each other, learn from each other, and finally open themselves up to each other... to love.  

The way Jo slowly unravels this mystery, piece by piece, without giving away all of it until a perfectly timed crescendo, kept me gripping the pages and heartily entertained while making me want to travel to Salem to capture that spooky adventurous feeling in real time. Once again, Jo has nailed it by writing an action packed story that's so much more than your typical romance. This one has mystery, adventure, friendship, action, humor, hurt, comfort and paranormal aspects as well as all of those feel-good swoons we love Jo for... and you can buy it this week! Cursed Be The Wicked is available now here! Be sure to bookmark it on Goodreads here: 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

TLS has been reading and discussing these MUST READS lately & we wanted to share them with you! We hope you enjoy these stories and authors as much as we have and hope you will let the author know they are featured here. We would love to hear what you think!

♥ Nic & Six

A Kingdom Reborn by AmmNIwriter-rec'd by Nic
King Edward is without an heir and his wife has miscarried yet another baby. Once rid of his 'barren queen' his eye roves for a new wife. Duty, loyalty and threats will bring England a queen who will change their king. Rated M

Compassion Holding its Breath by Maruxf-rec'd by Fanfic Maplestyle
Twilight always felt as if it had started from a much more "adult" place than the books showed; as if an editor had said "this is good, but let's clean it up for young adults." But really...why is Bella so insecure and where does Edward's self-loathing truly come from? Rosalie's festering hostility? Esme's truncated yearnings? Carlisle's regrets? This is a grown-ups Twilight. 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

Everything I Needed by AgoodWITCH-rec'd by Nic
Bella had been lucky to land the job as the nanny to Esme and Carlisle's two girls, but when Carlisle's younger brother arrives in New York in need of a fresh start and some help with his own brood, Bella's world is quickly turned upside down. It was just supposed to be a job, but they quickly became everything she needed. Rated M

Fate, Love and Second Chances by Nightviz-rec'd by Nic
Tragedy brought them together, perfection seemingly found between two imperfect beings. Bella is a nurse, Edward a firefighter-paramedic, both are in need of a miracle. Friendship grows into love, but a misunderstanding changes everything, and an already broken Edward hits rock bottom. Can they rebuild their lives together through the complications caused by their mistakes? Rated M

Foolish Hearts by LyricalKris-rec'd by Cappricorn75
The Oregon Trail. Over 2,000 miles of unforgiving wilderness stretches between Bella and a new life. Edward knew from experience the trail was no place for young love, but then, his heart was known to be foolish. Rated M

I Belong With You by Twilightladies-rec'd by Nic
In those moments, I realize it's over. Planning to follow you to the same college is not an option. I can't be near you and watch you love another. With one last glance at my past, I turn and go back the way I came. I don't see you turning around or the smile that falls from your face when you see me.
Rated M

Infinite Visibility by TheFicChick-rec’d by Twific Crackmum
"Bella, I'm not perfect." "I've loved perfect before, and he broke me anyway." (A "Twilight"/"Remember Me" crossover.) Rated M.

Letters to Edward Cullen by Typicaltwilightbitch-rec'd by Coppertop Johnson/Nic
He'd grown up. He was no longer the Vans wearing, fun loving, free-spirited guy I loved. He wore a suit. The Vans were gone and so was his attitude. The letters I had were the only reminder of that Edward. Of the Edward I loved. CANON. Rated M

Masen Manor by Drotuno-rec'd by Twific Crackmum/Evilnat
Masen Manor, home to a prestigious boarding school, Masen Academy. An immortal hiding from the world has his faith tested by a hundred-year-old fortune and a broken, silent girl. Rated M

My Backwards Walk by Musicalvoice-rec'd by Nic
Despite Edward's best attempts, he and Bella aren't together. But every Friday, like clockwork, she ends up at his apartment in the early hours. This is a story about wanting, having and the messiness it entails. Rated M

My Heart My Home by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Edward Cullen, constantly in the spotlight, sought after British actor has had problems with his staff. He needs a new housekeeper. Bella, his manager's sister, is in a tight spot and needs a job. They meet … they talk … they bond. But how deep does the bond go? Can either of them figure it out? Will he realize what he already has? Rated M

One Day by RueforRegret-rec'd by Sixdlb5
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, M-Rated 18 & over.

Run to You by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Evilnat
Day after day for a week, he watched her. He wanted to know her, talk to her, and eventually touch her. The problem was he never had to chase. Will he have to run to catch up? Rated M

Shelter by Marvar-rec'd by Twilover76
Two people. One night. No power. Can two people fall for each other as they seek shelter? Rated M because Edward has a British accent and wears suspenders. My birthday present for Cosmogirl7481. Rated M

The Almost by Lola-pops-rec'd by Nic/Vampshavelaws
Flannel. Weed. Nirvana. One fall day changes everything. Five friends navigate high school, relationships and their futures. Rated M

The Opposite Effect by Staceleo-rec'd by Nic/Evilnat
Bella Swan didn't believe that opposites attract, until Edward Cullen and his awful hair came into her orbit. A comedy about finding love in the most unlikely of places. Rated M

The Penitent by Counselor-rec'd by TGBMcCray
A Cathedral at midnight. Bella never celebrated. Edward never seen. She's dried leaves. Is that his trench-coat flapping or a pair of broken wings? The world is ending. It's time for her to come out of her cocoon. It's time for Edward to fly. Rated M

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

Volturi Bed & Breakfast by Lovespotionbrewer-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
Bella Swan makes the only logical decision when her father dies a year before she graduates from college. She buys a Vermont Bed and Breakfast with the unexpected inheritance. Edward is a native Vermonter who thinks he knows everything about the kind of person who moves into his State.
Rated M