Monday, November 24, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Things we are thankful for this week: family, friends and fanfic!  We have a mixture of old and new recs for you to check out this Thanksgiving week. We hope you find a few favorites like we did and will pay it forward by letting the author know where you saw them recommended.  Take a moment to express your gratitude and leave them some love.
Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six  

Deep in the Heart of Me by Counselor-rec'd by Everyfreakinbody!
Opens in 1934. Tonio is oldest of nine, farmboy. Sobe is the new lawman's daughter. She shows up at Tonio's school. What seems inevitable quickly becomes impossible. Rated M

Follow The Sun by MissWinkles-rec'd by Evilnat
Sometimes you have to stop thinking with your head and listen to your heart, follow which way the wind blows and dream with abandon. Because tomorrow is a brand new day, and who knows what it will bring. E/B. Rated M

Gothic by Author-self-insert-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Ten years ago, Edward was accused of murder and Bella was his alibi. Now, the murder remains unsolved and Bella hates Edward. Can a penchant for gothic mystery, a hearty dose of lingering hostility and the desire for a clean conscience really be enough to right old wrongs? 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

In the Woods by Oprah Winfrey-rec'd by Jessica M/Edmazing
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

Jurisdiction by StillDreaming85-rec'd by Sherry N.
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 and the Wild by Colleen Alize-rec'd by Cared Cullen
She wasn't your typical girl, and he wasn't your typical guy. She found him, or he found her? They found each other? Twilight-Tarzan mashup! If you're expecting the disney classic, this isn't it! #Tarzanward. 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. Rated M

Opprobrium by Perpetually-rec'd by Cappricorn75
He's going to ruin her just like how she watched everything disintegrate into debris for him. His revenge will be worthwhile until he sees only gentleness in her eyes. Rated M

Ray of Light by Awish0921-rec'd by Nic/Sixdlb5
As a single father of three daughters, Edward thinks everything is fine with his family. New to a small town, Bella is running from her own heartache. Can two strangers help each other face the things they have been too scared to face on their own? Rated M

Release by Writingbabe-rec'd by Nic
Ten years after Edward and Alice abandoned her, Bella returns to Forks. What brings Alice to her door? Why has Edward moved into the Cullens' old house? And who helps Bella escape her painful past-in his playroom? Rated M

Re-Shaping Hearts by GemmaH-rec'd by Cappricorn75/Nic
It's one thing to be infatuated with your almost brother-in-law, it's another altogether when he reaches out to you and offers to make your fantasies a reality. Hearts don't get broken in fantasies though. Rated M

Ride by Kris Salvador-rec'd by Remmy
Bella wanted to fulfill a fantasy - to be groped inside a crowded train. She gets her wish and more, when a sex-starved ex-convict decides she's fair game. Rated M

Sea Salt by SparrowNotes24-rec'd by Nic/VampiresHaveLaws
Describe yourself in three words. That's how I found myself beside the ocean, with sea salt tangled hair, sun kissed by a boy who showed me the answers. The boy in the shadows. The boy in the shade. Rated M

Served Cold by Lolo84-rec'd by Cappricorn75/Nic
Edward thought the trip to Hawaii was a way to reconcile with his ex-wife; get to know her family. But when a past betrayal comes to light, he decides it may be time to dish up a little payback. Little does he know, her goddaughter—who's harbored a grudge for the better part of a decade—feels the same. And you know how revenge is best served. Rated M

The Age of Innocence by Pattyrose-rec'd by Nic
On the eve of the Second World War, young Isabella has been taken from all she knows and is now stepdaughter to one of the richest men in America. Spending her summers in Washington State, she's unaware that this is where she & a young boy will find their fate, where childhood friendship will mature into the fiercest love: a love that must endure the end of innocence. Rated M

The Flower Girl by Winterhorses-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
As a florist, Isabella plays a role in many significant events, interacting with people during their best moments and their worst. She keeps a part of herself emotionally protected—until pediatrician doctor Edward Cullen and his significant other move into town. Soon, she realizes that doing her job will mean causing her own heart pain. Rated M

The Sun Must Set to Rise by DazzlinSparkle05-recd' by Cappricorn75
Edward, a wealthy CEO hits a snag in his life. He is given a do over and learns that maybe second chances really are enough, but there are consequences. A/H, A/U Rated M

The Tutor by ItzMegan73-rec'd by Sixdlb5
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

This Girl's Life by Staceleo-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
Flannels, candy necklaces, Nirvana and a desire for independence for a girl on the cusp of adulthood. He was the mystery that drew her in and the possibility of happiness or sorrow depending on his whims. Inspired by My So-Called Life. Rated M

Monday, November 10, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Reading is a journey and we have 20 TLS approved recs waiting to take you many exciting places. Close your eyes, immerse yourself in the adventure, and let us know what you think! Be sure to let the author know where you saw them recommended, when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six  

Adult Education by Staceleo-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Their job is to teach the young. Now the teachers are becoming the students when learning about romance. A silly tale about love, teaching, and learning to live to the fullest. Rated M

Also Known As by Thimbles-rec'd by Cappricorn75
I let a cute boy call me someone else's name for almost a year. Started as flashes for Round 9 of The Twilight 25 and got out of hand. Maybe it will be like that collection of old photographs in a shoebox under your bed. Rated M

Breakfast in the Dunes by Miss Baby-rec'd by Maplestyle
They were the most unlikely two people to fall in love; one a driven student on the brink to greatness, the other a jaded rock star on the road to ruin. But when hopes, dreams and the New York State Division of Parole force them together, fate takes over and hate soon grows into a different sort of passion. Rated M

Come Back to Me by TwilightBEL-rec'd by Edmazing
He sacrificed life in the present... to find love in the past. Edward becomes entranced by the smile of a young woman he sees in a photo taken over 70 yrs ago. Full/Extended Version of my one-shot Somewhere In Time. Rated M

Diary of an Ugly Girl by Anton M-rec'd by Edmazing
Follow Bella as she grows from a bullied little girl into a sassy young woman. After all, it's not about what you're looking at, it's about what you see. An unorthodox story about best friends and their journey. Rated M

Destination Anywhere by SexySiren1981-rec'd by Nic
AU. AH. Bella is in search of an adventure and Edward is running from a legacy he doesn't want. Their paths cross in the most unlikely of places, and the attraction is instant. Mobward. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
Prompted by a feeling, Alice leads the Cullens back to Forks, but ten years is a long time in a brief human life. Edward's wish for Bella to have a nice human life seems to have been fulfilled. Bella believes that once she loved a remarkable boy, but in the end he didn't love her. Can Edward convince her she is wrong? Rated M

I Never Knew by Nerac-rec'd by Sixdlb5
After a phone call from a stranger turns her life upside down, Isabella Dwyer realizes that the people you trust the most sometimes tell the biggest lies. Can she convince a man in uniform to help her discover the things she never knew? Rated M

Inside Out by RobzBeanie-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Bella knows she isn't what her best friend Edward is looking for in a partner. But could a handful of fateful invitations turn everything she thinks she knows inside out? Rated M

Kingdom Come by Katinki-rec'd by Dolly Reader
Refusing to pursue her, he left Forks to face forever alone. Six years have gone by, and the day he dreaded the most has now come to pass. -When he didn't show up for class, she was left confused, not understanding why he had to go. Though time passed and her life went on, she never forgot him. -A mysterious package arrives in the mail and it changes everything. Rated M

Of Pleasure and Pain by GemmaH-rec'd by MoniNP
When confronted with the evidence of her husband, Edward, cheating on her with her BFF, Bella sets out to deal with the turmoil he has thrown her life into. This is her story. There are ups & downs, but no promises or guarantees here. Just like real life. 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. Rated M

Stripped Desire by MrzEdCullen-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Logic and art, numbers and paint—two different worlds from each other. Life made them collide, but one dangerous request could lead to much more than what they bargained for. Rated M

The Dress by Redtini-rec'd by Jenn G.
Edward Cullen: Successful, arrogant, dominant, whorehound. Bella Swan: Confident, ambitious, seductress, workaholic. Two COO's with one goal: To stop at nothing to reach the top. Even if it means pushing the other person over the edge. A/H. Rated M

The Fallout by OCDindeed-rec'd by Drotuno
March 16/06 the world the Cullens knew ended. Faith, hope & love are powerful things. Edward finds out how powerful they are when he loses the one person who made his life worth living. Not just an E/B story. Entire Cullen clan is here, each with their own hardships. Set during a post-apocalyptic nuclear war. Try the Prologue before passing judgment. You might be surprised! Rated M

The Road Home by Iridescent Silver-rec'd by Nic
"I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home." ― Joanne Harris Rated M

Thicker than Water by Twistedcoincidence-rec'd by Nic
Sisters have a special bond, stronger than friendship, more sacred than a significant other. Bella has always been the perfect big sister, then again, her sister has never possessed something so appealing. Rated M

Two by Kalejay-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
Vampires Edward and Jasper are partners in crime who make a game of their hunt for human blood. Their brotherly dynamic is threatened when Edward meets Bella and is tempted to start playing by his own rules. Rated M

We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by Lillybellis-rec'd by Nic
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She's treading water, and he's a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words...until one night changes everything. Rated M

You are here by Bicyclesarecool-rec'd by Cappricorn75
A cross country road trip with Edward Cullen? Not exactly at the top of Bella's to do list, but she's out of options and he's got a working truck. Can they put the past aside and make it through the week? Rated M

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lemon Drops: Meet the Mistletoe Contest

Ho, ho, ho! I'm serving up an early Holiday edition of the Lemon Drops in celebration of the 

We're looking for stories full of Christmas magic and full of the season's swooniest, sexiest scenes. Here's a batch full of holiday heart and heat to get those creative juices flowing. 

Under The Mistletoe by SassyK
Alone and lonely, Edward and Bella end up at the same corner bar on Christmas Eve. AH, Oneshot. Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Edward & Bella - Words: 5,875

Wishlist by Amethyst Jackson
Written for the Official Twilight SmutVent Calendar. One-Shot. Bella only wants one thing for Christmas; she just has to convince Edward to give it to her. Fiction M - English - Romance - Bella & Edward - Words: 5,794

Blue Christmas by amoredjeneau
"You know, they say love is blind. Well I say sometimes those loved are blind." Two best friends, so many missed opportunities, but will one holiday bring them together again? One-shot for Christmas. ExB AH Rated: M - Romance/Drama - Bella & Edward - Words: 10,263 -

Mistletoe And Wine by evieeden
Bella is all alone in Seattle this Christmas. Can an old school friend give her some festive cheer? A smutty E/B one-shot. Rated: M -  Bella & Edward - Words: 8,472

My Best Friend's Girlfriend by Chicklette
A holidayish o/s based on one of the Love Actually plots. Jasper/Bella. No Alice or Edward.
Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance - Bella, Jasper - Words: 9,054