Monday, May 26, 2014

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Memorial Day to our lovely U.S. readers! Happy Monday/Tuesday to the rest of the world! We have been losing our freaking minds over some new stories. There have been some group discussions, some hand holding and lots of reading addictions going on these past two weeks. Some of us are still being captivated by some oldies & loving the recent updates we have received. Check these stories out and please remember to let the authors know where  you saw their story recommended. Leave them lots of love. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six



Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920089/1/Before-the-Dawn
After her mother's wedding in Mexico, Bella encounters a vampire with less altruistic motives than the those held by the vampires she might have met in Forks under drastically different circumstances. One bad decision, she discovers, can change her entire life. Rated M

Bella of Victoria by DH78-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7764436/1/Bella-of-Victoria
Kindred spirits, family, and love... she finally had it all. Her stubbornness may have caused her to lose the one who knows her best. A story about growing up and growing love. An Anne of Green Gables-inspired love story. Rated M

Benefactor by Dorchester-rec'd by Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10280485/1/Benefactor
"You all know my name already; I am Doctor Carlisle Cullen. After I lock this door, you will not leave your place until you are dismissed. At the end of the day, one or more of you will be selected by me to come live in my house and partake in my social experiment for the next month." A few are chosen. The experiment begins. Slash. Rated M

Counsel by Write Sisters-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9690778/1/COUNSEL
Known as Counsel to his friends, bastard or worse to his enemies, Edward is set to prosecute a case against, Jasper, a college friend and politician. Jasper engages another friend, James as his lawyer. Isabella, a key witness, becomes involved with all three. Can she navigate a path between these ruthless men, and will the mens' friendship survive? Rated: M

Drinking Problems by Badjujube-rec'd by Evilnat
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9112829/1/Drinking-Problems
"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: Fiction M

Easy as Pie by Edwards' Eternal-rec'd by Drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9842447/1/Easy-as-Pie
Edward Masen: successful actor, admired by many, desired by thousands; he had everything he could have possibly wanted, except … happiness. One night, while trying to escape his crazy life, he literally made a "right" turn, which led him to Little Bell. Could finding that happiness really be as easy as pie? Rated M

Foolish Hearts by LyricalKris-rec'd by Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9745552/1/Foolish-Hearts
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

Honest Liar by AWhiteBlankPage-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8257657/1/Honest-Liar
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

It Happened One Night by Spanglemaker9-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6944979/1/It-Happened-One-Night
Just one night, just for fun, no strings and no expectations. Simple things never stay that way. Rated M

Kimberley Diamond by Gingerandgreen-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8965166/1/Kimberley-Diamond
Historical fiction, but not what you expect. In Kimberley, a diamond mining town in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 1872, a frontier bride meets her very certain destiny. An award winner in the Mine to Mark contest 2013, this is PossessiveWard my style. Rated M

Miss Anything by The World Is Watching-rec'd by Edmazing
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9953633/1/Miss-Anything
She can be anything. She can do anything. She can take you where you want to go. Make you the man you want to be. Show you what life is capable of. What you have been missing out on. It's simple, really. Send an email. Receive a time and place. Be there. And Isabella will do the rest. Rated M

Quarterback Sneak by Jayhawkbb-rec'd by Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8483034/1/Quarterback-Sneak
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 did...you know, about his butt. E/B Rated M for language and adult content. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9786923/1/Rest-My-Soul
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 Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9935251/1/Restoration
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

The Client by ThisIsReallyHappening-rec'd by Gloria K
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10304934/1/The-Client
I have nothing to fear but fear itself. And my incompetent stylist. I just asked for Spanx, but his hand is raised and…this isn't going to end well. Rated M

The Consequence of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10348853/1/The-Consequence-of-Miracles
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. AH, dark subject matter. Rated M

The Invisible Line by Littlecat358-rec'd by Sixdlb5/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6834033/1/The-Invisible-Line
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 Twific Crackmum/Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10020758/1/This-Side-of-the-Equator
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

Vespers by Spoons are for marmalade skies-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9793470/1/Vespers
A tragedy leaves Bella in a spiral of strange events. She's more confused than ever when a hot, magnetic lawyer offers a distraction from the tangled feelings she has for her oldest friend. ExB Rated M

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lemon Drops: 5/23/14


We're bringing you a collection of one-shots that is bursting at the seems with steaminess, so carve out a little hunk of time and dig in. And please, please, please drop the authors a little thank you for the sexy they're sharing with us. 
xoxo,
Mel

Good Girls Can't Save Bad Boys by fortheloveofdaisies
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10310895/1/Good-Girls-Can-t-Save-Bad-Boys
Bella moves to Forks High and learns about fast cars, cigarettes, and making saviors out of demons, particularly one named Edward Cullen. "Maybe there's nothing more to bad boys. Maybe they don't have some secret sensitive side they keep hidden from everyone except the good girl, because maybe they're just bad. And maybe I like that." My entry for the Bad Boys of Twilight contest. Fiction M - Romance/Angst - Bella, Edward - Words: 12,848

This oneshot's got a big story feel wrapped up in a single serving portion. I loved it and I think you will too. 

Just A Kiss by MissWinkles
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10118410/1/Just-A-Kiss
All Bella wants is a kiss. Just one toe-curling, mind-numbing, world-rocking kiss. Enter; one night of alcohol-fueled mischief and who knows what could happen. E/B. Fluff. So much fluff. Fiction M - Romance/Humor - Bella, Edward - Words: 8,027

JAK is for my fluff lovers. It's rom-com goodness meets first night magic... between the sheets! 

Ius Primae Noctis by: Aretee
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10134105/1/Ius-Primae-Noctis
Edward wants to consummate his relationship with Bella, but an ancient custom must be honored first for the satisfaction of the perspective lovers. This is a dark departure from canon. Read with that in mind. **Stephenie Meyer may not approve what I have done with her characters, but I thank her for providing me fodder. Fiction M - Romance - [Carlisle, Bella, Edward] Esme - Words: 4,394

What can I say? This is naughty vampire action that's going to have you glued to your screen and checking over your shoulder. Whoa. 

Release by Lellabeth
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10189656/1/Release
In his control, she finds her release. BDSM. Fiction M - English - Bella, Edward - Words: 2,506

Looking for the kink? Don't worry, Lellabeth's got you covered. Mmhmm. 

Summer Heat by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10290562/1/Summer-Heat
She is the devil disguised as an angel and I want to be a sinner so bad. A birthday one shot for Kni! Fiction M - Romance - Bella, Edward - Words: 3,241

Layathomemom rec'd this one, so you know what that means: quality heat!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Welcome to TLS Nursery!


Welcome to TLS Nursery!

Here we nurture all of the newborn stories - published in the last 30 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!

Kim
XOXO

The Consequence of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10348853/1/The-Consequence-of-Miracles
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. AH, dark subject matter.

Hollywood by allihavetodoisdream
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10319066/1/Hollywood
"She's Audrey Hepburn, and he's Cary Grant. She's Marilyn, and he's James Dean. She's timeless elegance, and he's old grace. She's searching, and he's already found, already taken. She's sixteen. And he's twenty-seven. But that doesn't matter. Not to a girl in love. Nothing matters, then." Edward & Bella in the definition of a forbidden relationship.

Hearts Desire (Ceanothus gloriosus) by daisyandphoebe
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317585/1/Heart-s-Desire-Ceanothus-gloriosus
Bella's life, predictable and streaked with poor timing, can use a re-landscape. The decision to make some changes brings with it an old friend. The boy who had pulled up a chair, opened a sketch pad, and infiltrated her mind for four years stands, now a man, behind her screen. But inviting him in is not as simple as opening the door.

Indelible by bannerday
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10334017/1/Indelible
Some experiences, some people, stick with you forever, leaving their mark on your memories. You can't escape what they meant to you and you can't re-write the past. It's indelible. But the future isn't set in stone…it's yours to write. A story about forks in the road of life and a past with a future. AH

Volunteer 13 by Edward’s Eternal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10304098/1/Volunteer-13
A favour for a friend. A few minutes of her life. Kiss a stranger and see what happens. "Easy," Rose insisted. "Kiss him and walk away." Will it be that simple?

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10223423/1/Objects-In-Mirror-Are-Closer-Than-They-Appear
"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?"

the bitter, the sweet by Rochelle Allison
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10226411/1/the-bitter-the-sweet
Bella's 24. She's got a career she loves, close family & friends, and a little girl she loves more than anything. She doesn't need anything more, but sometimes she sure wants it, and when Edward shows up he'll either upset the balance or make everything sweeter. A WitFit.

Barely Breathing by chocaholic123
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10241842/1/Barely-Breathing
A tortured professor consumed by a secret. A quiet student who catches his eye. He's barely existing. She's young and innocent. When she enters his hellish world, it shifts…again. AH. Short drabblish chapters from WitFit prompts.

Buried by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317577/1/Buried
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her?

Balançoire by gemini13me
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10251343/1/Balan%C3%A7oire
"Perfect balance is like a razor's edge; it can be found only in the Self." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Speed Dating by samekraemer
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10241579/1/Speed-Dating
When Bella Swan and her closest friends agreed to accompany Angela to a speed-dating event, they were skeptical. That was until a cute bartender stepped up and mesmerized Bella more than she'd ever anticipated. He was gorgeous, and she was smitten. Rated M. Language, lemons, and the rest. (Thank you SunflowerFran). Canon couples. Just read.

How To Tame A Player by mystique-jewled
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10273916/1/How-To-Tame-A-Player
Masen University. Home to the nation's best science program, the western seaboard's largest electron microscope, and the world's biggest womanizer. I'm Bella Swan, and this is where I learned How To Tame A Player.

A Scottish Tale by For3ver Immortal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10224785/1/A-Scottish-Tale
A Scottish laird finds himself embroiled in the life of a girl who's beauty is sung throughout the highlands, but little does he know that she is not as feeble as she looks.

Seven Forty-Three by CullensTwiMistress
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10223126/1/Seven-Forty-Three
Maps dictate where we go, but they don't always take us home. City subway tunnels and dim street lights converge, bringing two people infinitely closer. Will a chance meeting lead them to forever? Maybe it was only a matter of time. Collaboration with Maplestyle. Romance; BxE; Rated M.

Abandoned Heart by kitchmill
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10316778/1/Abandoned-Heart
I wanted to push him away, to tell him to just go now, because I was a battle he'd never win.

Monday, May 12, 2014

What we are reading in TLS this week:

We have been devouring fics new and old. We uncovered some gems and found some others we missed out on during the WIP stages. Here is our current bi-weekly TLS Fic Rec list!  Please remember to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and be sure to leave them some love via pm or reviews. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six




Abandoned Heart by Kitchmill-rec'd by Cared Cullen/Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10316778/1/Abandoned-Heart
I wanted to push him away, to tell him to just go now, because I was a battle he'd never win. Rated M

Balancoire by Gemini13me-rec'd by Midnight Cougar/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10251343/1/Balan%C3%A7oire
"Perfect balance is like a razor's edge; it can be found only in the Self." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Rated M

Buried by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317577/1/Buried
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her? Rated M

Confessions After Dark by 2DrunkUnicorns-rec'd by Suebee Betafairy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9613993/1/Confessions-After-Dark
"Everyone has something they'd like to confess…" Every Friday night, he calls. And every time he calls, I listen. A story about what happens when fantasy blends into reality – when the secrets we share are just as important as the secrets we keep. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10212570/1/Goodbye-Peter-Pan
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

Hearts Desire (Ceanothus gloriosus) by Daisyandphoebe-rec'd by Twific Crackmum
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317585/1/Heart-s-Desire-Ceanothus-gloriosus
Bella's life, predictable and streaked with poor timing, can use a re-landscape. The decision to make some changes brings with it an old friend. The boy who had pulled up a chair, opened a sketch pad, and infiltrated her mind for four years stands, now a man, behind her screen. But inviting him in is not as simple as opening the door. Rated M

Here to Fall by GaelicShadow-rec'd by Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6856265/1/Here-to-Fall
Tyler/Allison aka Mallory Set in 2011, it's been 3 years since Allison left New Orleans and she meets Tyler in a NYC bar. Both broken, can they keep what they might have found? Rated M

Hollywood by Allihavetodoisdream-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10319066/1/Hollywood
"She's Audrey Hepburn, and he's Cary Grant. She's Marilyn, and he's James Dean. She's timeless elegance, and he's old grace. She's searching, and he's already found, already taken. She's sixteen. And he's twenty-seven. But that doesn't matter. Not to a girl in love. Nothing matters, then." Edward & Bella in the definition of a forbidden relationship. Rated M

Hot Commodity by Blueeyedcherry-rec'd by Coppertop Johnson
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7358208/1/Hot-Commodity
Edward Cullen is used to getting everything he wants. Good looking, wealthy, and charming, NYC's most reputable playboy doesn't take "no" for an answer. Then he meets Isabella Swan and all bets are off ..Except for one. Rated M

Masen Manor by Drotuno-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10108743/15/Masen-Manor
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

Number One Zero by BelieveItOrIreen-rec'd by Evilnat
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9580035/1/Number-One-Zero
Divided and reunited. Add time. Subtract color. Carry the remainder, carry a torch. Factors, figures... Edward loves equations, Bella loves expression. They think they know themselves; they think they know each other. But there is always more to learn. "We are what we imagine ourselves to be. " Rated M

One Day by Rueforregret-rec'd by Dreamweaver94/LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147787/1/One-Day
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 tonostalgia. "One Day" brims with steamy reminiscences of first love and traces one woman's mid-life attempt to reclaim it. Rated M

Shamrocks and Shenanigans by Mathisson-rec'd by Edmazing
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7965930/1/bShamrocks_b_and_Shenanigans
Bella is working for a catering and event planning company. She has just about pulled off the reception of the year when she's introduced to Edward Cullen, mafia boss. Can he show her that even bad guys can be good. Rated M

Sins of the Father by Bethaboo-rec'd by Cared Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5873987/1/Sins-of-the-Father
Bella Swan breaks free from her mother's influence and is desperate to prove her music blog speaks for her generation. Edward Cullen is an Irish punk rocker with a dark past. When they collide, nothing will ever be the same. Rated M

Stripped Desire by MrzEdCullen-rec'd by Cappricorn75
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10167679/1/Stripped-Desire
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 Cupcake Queen by RFM86-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8372739/1/The-Cupcake-Queen
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Will this prove true for The Cupcake Queen? Or will it be her other hidden talents that prevail? Rated M

The Greatest Gift by Les16-rec'd by Cared Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6458894/1/The-Greatest-Gift
Edward Cullen has the plane ride of his life when a mysterious flight companion changes his life in the blink of an eye. Edward will need the help of his wife, Isabella, to right the wrongs of his past before it's too late. Rated M

Unexpected by Opal Aline-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10147333/1/Unexpected
Unhappy with where life has taken her, Bella seeks a second chance in Hollywood. A struggling single mother, will life get the better of her or take her to unexpected places. Rated M

Volunteer 13 by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Cared Cullen/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10304098/1/
A favour for a friend. A few minutes of her life. Kiss a stranger and see what happens. "Easy," Rose insisted. "Kiss him and walk away." Will it be that simple? Rated M

Watch Me Burn by Livie79-rec'd by Edmazing
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9628108/1/Watch-Me-Burn
There were a lot of words to describe my relationship with Bella Swan. I just never imagine that "over" would be one of them. Entry for TLS Angst Contest. Rated M