Monday, December 22, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We can hardly believe Christmas is so close! After you've made the cookies, wrapped the gifts, and mailed out the last card, settle down with one of these TLS recommended stories to get your holiday groove on.  Plus, the Mistletoe Contest that Edmazing co-hosted has wrapped up and there were lots of great holiday one shots there to help you get your fill of holiday feels.

But if holiday stories aren't for you, don't worry, we have a selection of "Everyfreakingbody Recommends" recs sprinkled with love throughout the list just for you. Also, don't forget the May to December Romance Contest that Nic is co-hosting with CarrieZM kicks off on December 26th!

The year in fic has flown by faster than we anticipated and we've enjoyed sharing some award worthy reads with you this year. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. From all the Admins of TLS, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! We will see you in 2015!

♥ Nic & Six

A Lot by Crimsonmarie-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Bella Swan, not one for Christmas, plans to spend it alone. Edward Cullen is the unavailable, gorgeous bartender at Forks Bowling Alley where she spends every Tuesday night. Could a late night ritual with him change everything? Rated M

A Winter's Tale by GemmaH-rec'd by Cappricorn75
England 1891. Though the winter is harsh, it's more than a roaring fire in the servants' hall that's warming Isabella Swan's cheeks. There's also the matter of a local farmer turned poacher, who threatens to steal her heart. Rated M

Christmas With the Cullens by BlueIsSoul-rec'd by Planetblue
Ever since she can remember, Bella Swan has spent her Christmas with the Cullens. This Christmas its time to sort out those Edward related "complications". But what happens when Edward has a new introduction to make?Rated M

Finding Home by TGBMcCray-rec'd by Sixdlb5
From a ranch in Oklahoma to the heart of Los Angeles, they move on but hang on. Love is a person, not a place, but geography sure can muck things up. Will a Christmas visit mean a second chance or the final goodbye to the only home she's ever known? Rated M

Footprints in the Snow by Cosmogirl7481-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
"An hour from now, when the snow falls again, it will be like we weren't even there. But we will remember." A story of unrequited love, and how the things we keep silent can hurt us and the ones we hold closest. Rated M

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Staceleo-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
Love comes to Miss Swan unexpectedly during the holidays. Rated M

Lies Destroy by Awish0921-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Edward Masen's future, for all intents & purposes, was as bright as the sun. He had everything, a home, parents that loved him, girls falling all over him, law school on the horizon, then with a single twist of fate, it all came crashing down making Edward question everything he's ever known. Rated M

Malice in the Garden by Ooza-rec'd by Sixdlb5
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

Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
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. Rated M

Sear by Rochelle Allison-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
Bella, one week into a housesitting job, has an unexpected, late night visitor. Written using WitFits. Short. Drama and romance, of course, but also... Rated M

Seven Days to Christmas by CullensTwiMistress-rec'd by Layathomemom
She met him at thirteen and again at twenty-seven. He's never forgotten her. A Christmas story about two people, luck, and a few special deliveries. Rated M

She Gave Me Words, I Gave My Heart by Myonlyheroin-rec'd by Nic
I found her in fic. I joined her in fandom. I learned from her and about her through the words she gave, but I'd be damned if I let her slip through my fingers in real life. Rated M

The Golden Giants Tour by Walkingwithgiants-rec'd by Maplestyle
"Three months," he kept going in his deep voice. "You'll probably never be able to do this again." Three months, three continents, sweaty nights, an uncomfortable bed, ten men, a girl, and a bus. Bella Swan should have known better than to say yes. 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

Trouble by LyricalKris-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Carlisle should have known Edward Masen was trouble. He was smart, beautiful, cheeky, and a sub in need of a dom with a firm hand, which Carlisle just happened to be. He was also very young, an intern and Carlisle was his attending. Trouble indeed. Rated M

Twelve Days of Christmas by Twilover76-rec'd by Drotuno
Bella is running from her past and Edward is deciding his future. The holiday season brings them together. Can two people from different worlds be happy together? Rated M

Two Blue Lines by Payton79-rec'd by Cappricorn75
Bella, a good girl, was dumped by her long-time boyfriend. Edward, a young doctor, is feeling suffocated by his father's plans. Waking up next to a stranger is a shock for a good girl. Seeing the girl of your dreams run out on you the morning after sucks for a nice guy. What if two blue lines will bind the two together for life? What if they can't even remember how they came to be? Rated M

Weather With You by MagTwi78-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
Long days are spent swimming in the river with your mates, and trying to catch the eye of the cute boy from out of town. It might be a hundred degrees in the shade, but we'll still wear silly paper hats and eat a big, hot, roast dinner. This is Christmas in Australia, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Rated M

Words with Strangers by Nolebucgrl-rec'd by Jenn G.
EPOV Companion Piece to Words with Friends. Movie star Edward Cullen is done with women and focused on his career. A stranger reaches out to him via Words with Friends. Will her words change his mind? Rated M

You Came Too Early by Elliania-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
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 M

Monday, December 8, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

First off, we would like to thank Mariahajile & Staff for the Awards for Favorite Fic Pimp Site and the prestigious Fandom Achievement Award. Thank you to the lovely MrsSpaceCowboy for the write up with our Achievement Award. You made us all smile. We all sincerely love what we're doing and we greatly appreciate that it shows in our work. Thank you to those who nominated our site and to those who voted for us, as well. We are in some great company and congratulate the other winners and nominees.


In TLS, we have been reading the entries for the Beneath the Mistletoe Contest that Edmazing is co-hosting and getting into the Christmas spirit. If you haven't checked those out, please do so. In keeping with that spirit, we had some holiday fic recs come about this week. Some are classics, some are newer, and we've included some of those to help get you in the mood for some mistletoe. In addition, we have a variety of stories ranging from a fly boy, to an art thief, to a mobster, to a musician. There's an Edward for everyone! We hope you enjoy the TLS approved selections this week and will leave the authors some love, letting them know where you saw their story recommended.

♥ Nic & Six

A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
Bella's roommate, Kate, offers her a place to stay during Christmas break. Unfortunately for Bella, Kate's dad is kind of hot. Attraction, UST, and a meddling daughter may just bring these two together. Rated M

Angel Series 1: Broken Angel by Drotuno-rec'd by Maplestyle
The FIRST in the Angel series. This is my version of New Moon and beyond if Edward didn't return for 2 years. Jacob is NOT the sweet boy everyone thinks he is. What kind of Bella did Edward come back to? How does she react? Rated M

Artful Maneuvers by Planetblue-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
I needed to figure out who Edward Cullen was before he figured out me. Rated M

Do Over by Tkegl-rec'd by MrsSpaceCowboy
Every Christmas Eve, Edward Cullen sits in a bar and regrets the decision he made ten years earlier that tore Bella from him. But when he gets a second chance to right that wrong, it's not quite what he expected. Rated M

Eye on the Prize by Esmegrace-rec'd by Nic
Navy eye surgeon Bella meets an arrogant pilot who will not submit to her expertise. But is there more to the story than she realizes? And will she be able to unravel the mystery considering it involves the Navy's elite fighter demonstration squad, the Blue Angels?
Rated M

Keeping the Faith by Holly1980-rec'd by Nic
August 29, 2005. Hurricane Katrina reeks havoc on the Gulf Coast & submerges New Orleans under water. Bella Swan is determined to bring the city and the music back. Along the way she may just find love in unexpected places. Rated M

Merry Textmas by DH78-rec'd by Sixdlb5
Bella is forced to tackle the crowds on Black Friday with her best friend, Angela. Can a random text message from a wrong number change the course of her day and her life? Banter galore! Rated M

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

Slapshot by Prettykittyartist-rec'd by Evilnat
He comes in for the stale coffee and the girl behind the counter. She lives for the moments he walks though her doors. Can she snag herself a star? Can he handle being caught?
Rated M

Somewhere Between Nothing and Everything by Myotherlife-rec'd by Nic
Federal prosecutor Bella Swan is already standing on the precipice of a dark abyss when her world is thrown into madness. Struggling for a lifeline, the reemergence of a man she vowed never to trust again will change everything. Life and death. Love and hate. In the middle of obscurity, what is the cost of redemption? Rated M

Summer's Hidden Melody by Winterhorses-rec'd by Cappricorn75
One band. Two college graduates. Twenty-four concerts. Bella and Rosalie spend an unforgettable summer following their favorite band on tour. When Bella catches the eye of charismatic lead singer Anthony Cullen, she's in for an incredible ride. But the two don't always get along in harmony, and Bella wonders if her long-held ideal really is the perfect one for her. Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Sixdlb5
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

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Pattyrose-rec'd by Sixdlb5
On Christmas Eve, Edward Masen meets his girlfriend Rosalie's younger sister. The twelve days of Christmas will sure be interesting. Rated M

These Dreams by Moxieandmirth-rec'd by Cappricorn75
A violent attack senior year leaves Bella ready to leave Forks behind & start a new life in L.A. She begins to heal & finds a friend in her new boss, but when Love comes knocking at her door Bella finds herself too haunted by the past to answer. Rated M

21 Days by 2old4fanfic-rec'd by Missus T
Dr. Isabella Swan is exhausted. After weeks in Africa helping to treat victims of the Ebola Virus, she just wants to go home. When she arrives stateside, her welcoming committee is a squad of military police, sent to escort her to a federally mandated 21 day quarantine. She has no idea how those 21 days will completely change her life. Rated M

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

May to December Contest


Somewhat taboo. Perfectly sinful. With age comes experience.

Nicffwhisperer & CarrieZM are excited to announce the

 May to December Romance Contest for Twilight fanfiction!!

We want the scandal... the forbidden... the taboo.
 The relationships that give people something to talk about.


Entries will be accepted starting December 26th! This is an anonymous contest. 

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We want you to share your version of a May to December Romance with us!






Winners’ Banner-maker:

Hadley Hemingway

Number of Entries: 1 single entry per author, plus 1 collaboration newbies. If you have wanted to try your hand at writing, now is your chance!

Winners Chosen by:
Public vote (1st, 2nd, 3rd place), Judges’ Scores (1st place cumulative), Hosts' choices, and each Judge's favorite choice. Extra special categories at the Hosts consideration.

1st Place Cumulative Judges Score - Blinkie made by the talented RoseArcadia
1st Place Public Vote - Blinkie made by the talented RoseArcadia
Public Vote 2nd, & 3rd place, Hosts' Choice, Judge's Fav Choice & Special Categories - Banners by the lovely Lolypop82

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Welcome to TLS Nursery!

Welcome to TLS Nursery!

Here we nurture all of the newborn stories (stories published within the last thirty days or so) 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!

Have an amazing Christmas!


Gothic by author-self-insert
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?

Breakfast in the Dunes by Miss Baby
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.

Kingdom Come by katinki
-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. AU.

The Flower Girl by winterhorses
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.

Rain Must Fall by drotuno
It's always been said that Mother Nature finds a way to assert her power. This time, she unleashed something that walls and fences couldn't contain. Separated by an entire country, Edward and Bella must fight to stay alive in a world determined to destroy them, a world Edward must cross to get to his family, and a world where the dead don't always stay dead. Rated M AH/ExB

you are here by bicyclesarecool
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 just in case. ah, ooc exb

SoCal by Krazyk85
Being with them wasn't the problem. Losing me was. A life filled with sandy beaches and sunshine, I felt safe. Nothing bad happens here in SoCal except bad mexican food. Or so I thought. This is not your everyday love story. Based on the movie Savages. For Kninut, an Edward, Bella, Jasper- polyfic

The Age of Innocence by pattyrose
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. E&B.