Saturday, October 31, 2015

TwiFic Fandom Awards Nominations are revealed today! Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone! Today's the day that the noms for the TwiFic Fandom Awards are revealed and once again,The Lemonade Stand has been notified that we've been nominated!

We'd be so honored to have your vote! Our very own Nicffwhisperer has also received a nomination of her own, as well as SO many authors, betas and fandom friends that TLS loves! Please go and show support for all of your favorite nominees when you get the chance! All nominations will be revealed today and voting begins tomorrow, November 1!

We were so honored to win Favorite Fic Pimp Site last year, and we love that we have that chance this year as well!

Click here: TwiFic Fandom Awards to visit the site! And when you see Iris, @MariahajilE, around, give her a nudge for heading up these awards and being the captain of that ship!

Have a safe and happy Halloween! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Recently in TLS, we have been doing Teaser Tuesday. This is where members take sections of a fav fic and post it, where it intrigues other members to want to read the stories. We have included some of those here for your reading pleasure, along with some sparkly NEW fics to intrigue you! We hope that you will be as hooked as we are on them. Please leave the writers some love and let them know where you saw their story. Enjoy!~

♥ Nic & Six

A Weekend at Belmont by Miss Baby-rec'd by Maplestyle
No matter what Carlisle's invitation had said, our weekend at Belmont would become anything but relaxing. What we never could have predicted, though, was that in the midst of broken hearts and old resentments getting a new, unwelcome breath, there was also a killer walking among us. And everyone was a suspect..even me. Rated M

After The Wedding by Archy12-rec'd by Nic
Isabella's wedding to the highly eligible Lord Masen was like a fairy tale, but what happened after the vows had been spoken? (Period drama, British English used. Winner of Best Shocking Twist in Meet The Mate Contest.) Rated M

He Said, She Said by Araeo-rec'd by Edmazing
Boy meets Girl and sweeps her right off her feet – which just happen to be slightly slutty when it comes to a certain tall, dark (and slightly gingered) piece of walking sex, who decides to pursue her without mercy. A fluffy novelette about a girl who does something questionably stupid, yet lucks out incredibly by finding her Mr. Right. Rated M

Honor by Content1-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Love can find us in the strangest of places or perhaps at the most extraordinary of times. As the Cullens celebrate the life of Esme and Carlisle's son, James, Edward discovers that his little brother sent a present that just might change his life. Winner of the "Most Swoon-Worthy" Character in the Meet the Mate Contest. Rated M

If This, Then by Bled Dry-rec'd by Nic
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Incunabula: Or The Golden Legend by Suitablyironicmoniker-rec'd by EvilNat
A determined curator vies with a private collector when rumors of a rare book surface in central Europe. All human, canon couples...eventually. Rated M

Little Green and Easybella by BettyGefecht-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
She only remembers a silent kid, he doesn't remember her at all. When they meet again years later, they feel a connection that isn't of this world. Rated M

Looking Back by RachelFish-rec'd by AlliZ
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

Lover Of The Light by Vampiregirl93-rec'd by EdMazing
"There's this new girl in town. I call her Brightside. Emmett likes her, but he says she smells like trees. I think she smells good, like lavender... anyway, I think she's going to have my baby." A story about a boy who made a mistake. Or two. Rated M

No Strings Attached by JiffyKate-rec'd by Nic
I got the rundown before I ever stepped through the doors: everyone is anonymous, no strings attached, no questions asked, and what happens in the club stays in the club. I got it. I thought it wasn't going to be a problem, but then I saw her. 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, Rated M

Open Door Policy by TeacupsNmints-rec'd by Nic
High School sweethearts Bella and Emmett are married and content. Emmett's brother Edward comes to visit. He's not the misfit Bella remembers from High School. Entry written for "Forbidden Love Affair" A Contest of Hidden Desires. Rated M

The Biology Project by Solostintwilight-rec'd by CarrieZM
Edward's an addict resisting treatment, Bella's a girl who just wants a boyfriend already. What happens when they get paired up for a Biology Project? Bio Lab could get interesting... Rated M

The Haunting of Bella Swan by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Sixdlb5
Edward Masen had seen and heard a lot things since the day he died, but didn't stay dead. Nothing prepared him for her. Rated M

The League by Sachiko26-rec'd by Susan Q Susan
Bella, an average college student, meets an extraordinary guy. Her life becomes anything but average as he shows her the truly magic side of life. But as she approaches her 21st birthday, she realizes magic might be in her blood. Rated M

Saturday, October 24, 2015

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature

The Lemonade Stand has spent years bringing you the best the fandom has to offer and we are very excited to have the chance to offer you MORE. We've watched stories grow and develop from first post through COMPLETE in The Nursery, and now we're sharing previews of the stories that will soon be your new addiction.

This week, the lovely magtwi78, author of the brilliant Yosemite Decimal, shares a little detail on her upcoming story Starlust.

banner by FrozenSoldier

by magtwi78

Summary: Stars are made, not born. Know your competition. Win at all costs...and try not to lose yourself in the spotlight.


I remember the moment this story came to me.

It was a bright, sunny, incoming-Spring day, and I was on my way to pick up my daughter. I was driving through my town, stereo up, flicking channels. I left the station on something I wouldn’t normally so I could change lanes, and the song that was on made me prick up my ears. The song itself isn’t particularly important, but an entire story wrote itself in my head while I waited for the lights to change.

Having it in my head was a start, and sketching it out came easily. It’s the writing part that’s been the most challenging. You see, I’ve barely written anything that I thought was worth posting for around two years. But the passage of time has made me realise that not everybody is going to love what you write. In fact, some will go out of their way to tell you so. But, on the other hand, there are people out there who think things are funny, or cute, or tug at their heartstrings… and they share the same, sometimes-quirky sense of humour as me.

As I’ve been writing, some characters have spoken to me louder than others—others demanded a little too much time (bless your heart, Alice), and Edward in particular has been rather moody. I’m also aware that people love (or hate) reality talent shows, and I wanted to get the details right around without being bogged down in them. It’s important to me to give the characters the freedom to tell their story. But instead of your usual, transient plot bunny that hops in and out again, Bella’s story, and that of those around her, hasn’t left me alone in over a year.

Every Sunday night all over the United States, families sit down together to watch the next band of hopefuls try to make it big. Reality TV is like a parallel universe—in front of the cameras, everybody’s on their best behaviour, playing their part, and trying to win the hearts of the American public. But behind the scenes, there’s contestants who will do anything to make sure it’s they who finish on top, dark horses who are far beyond what they appear, judges who are playing their own game, and maybe in all this, some people you can trust… and probably many that you can’t.

This is a story about a small-town girl who chases her dream, in the way that it seems most people get famous these days. She thinks she knows what comes with fame and the whirlwind that is the music industry, but once she’s living that dream, the cracks in the glossy veneer begin to appear. 

Starlust is what you get when the stars in your eyes get so bright, it makes you crazy. They dazzle you, and they change who you are. You end up doing things you might not normally do. But the challenge is in remembering who you are, and never letting that part of you fade.

This feels like a story that needs to be told.

I hope you like it.


Clipboard-lady looks past bored—she looks desperate to get home. “Isabella Swan?”

“Yes, that’s me,” I say, scrambling to my feet. “But you can call me—”

“Whatever.” She cuts me off and turns her back, headed for the hallway. “This way.”

Stuffing my book back into my bag and rushing after her, I catch the swinging door before it closes, and follow clipboard-lady down the hallway. I mentally curse myself for dropping the ball—there’s so much riding on today… and it feels like my only chance. Turning up to some mass audition for a TV show, of all things, is already way out of character for me, but this is it. I’m small-town, and I drove fourteen hours away from that small town so that if I fall on my face, there’s a slim chance of anybody recognizing me and knowing how badly I screwed up. Unless, of course, I screw up so badly that I end up in the blooper reel, embarrassing myself in front of my friends, my family, and the whole damn country… not to mention the millions of viewers online. 

No, I had to be here. I have to be here. And I can’t screw it up. I won’t let myself screw it up.

I sing. This is what I do. It’s all I’ve done my whole life, and I’ve never wanted to do anything else. 

This competition is my big chance.


Don't forget to pop mags on alert so you don't miss out! 

♥ Kim 

Monday, October 12, 2015

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s been a trip down memory lane this week as we’ve been reminiscing about first fandom fics. So many lasting friendships have been forged from sharing the love of a good fic! This week we bring you a few oldies that we are still captivated by and some recent updates we have received.  Check out these stories and please remember to let the authors know where you saw their story recommended. Leave them lots of love. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

After Hollywood by Carmelinagunn-rec'd by Nic
Bella is a girl that has experienced love in it's many forms. She unexpectedly finds it in places throughout her life, and this friendship with Edward is no different. You just never know when you enter into a moment that will affect your forever. Another tale of friendship, love, laughter and loss. This is the true story of what really happened to Bella after Hollywood. Rated M

Baby Whisperer by Compass54-rec'd by Nic
She manipulated me so easily. Twenty-one, beautiful and curious is a perilous mix. Host's Choice and Judge's Choice in the May to December Romance Contest. Rated M

Beneath the Surface by My-Bella-rec'd by EvilNat
One summer, an internship in Africa, bloodlust, sharp teeth, and a boatload of fear are all that stand in the way of Bella Cullen landing a job at the Atlanta Aquarium - As long as she doesn't count cocky shark expert Edward Masen on her list. Rated M

By Proxy by LyricalKris-rec'd by SixDlb5
Being a movie star is all glamour and privilege, right? Sure, if you call obsessive fans, prying paps, and the occasional threat of bodily harm glamorous, but Edward was used to all that. Bella worked behind the scenes until he accidentally brought her into the limelight and in the sights of someone dangerous. Mystery, action, and romance - welcome to Hollywood.
Rated M

Come Back Tomorrow by Shadow Masen-rec'd by Jenn G
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly in the path of the best things that will ever happen to us. Rated M

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range by Beegurl13-rec’d by AlliZ
Two consenting adults. One wants more. What happens when the other doesn't, and never will? Is there such thing as true love in the real world? And will they see what's coming before it's too late? Rated M

Evening the Score by DH78-rec'd by Jenn G.
Bella is a relationship-weary sports journalist. Edward is a playboy, ex-pat American soccer player in London. When they meet, will they connect or kill each other? Rated M

Going Down by Redtini-rec'd by Nic
Bella Swan was recruited to The Cullen Firm as the new Managing Director of Global Relations. Unbeknownst to her, she never remembered applying for the position. Yet, luck was on her side, and the offer was too great to pass up. Through one strange encounter and a series of events, Bella realizes that luck had nothing to do with it. Drama/Romance/Angst/Lemons/mild BDSM. Rated M

How I Became Edward Cullen's Slut or A Love Story by col.mustard-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Bella is a nerdy high school junior with low self-esteem. A surprise encounter with Edward Cullen, resident bad boy, starts a sexual relationship between the two. Rated M

Mutally Assured Destruction by Jandco-rec’d by SusanQSusan
I've plucked the line "You're my brand of heroin" and applied it to an all human universe. No drug use. Rated M

Shadowboxer by nobloodnofoul-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
Edward is an underground fighter using the ring as an outlet for his pent-up rage. Bella is a college dropout running from her complicated past. Their paths collide when Edward is beaten and left for dead. Rated M

The Broomstick Train by Soleil2-rec'd by MariahajilE
"They buried them deep, but they wouldn't lie still, For cats and witches are hard to kill." -Oliver Wendall Holmes. Rated M

The Fall by Misswinkles-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
She's got a bulletproof heart but he's got a hollow point smile. He's a gathering storm. A spark in the darkness. A bruised heart just waiting to happen. At rock bottom, Bella Swan has nowhere to fall but everything to lose. Rated M

Thrust by Exboyfriend-rec'd by Nic
She's a sucker for danger and drawn to all the wrong things... she likes bad-boys, inked boys, and everything in between.
As Bella navigates her way through a town she left long ago, she'll make more than just new friends. She'll be forced to choose between love and lust, danger and safety... happiness and what's best. Sons of Anarchy and Stephen James inspired. Characters on profile. Rated M

Unexpected Complication by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Midnight Cougar/Jenn G
Homeless Bella seeks shelter from a storm in an abandoned warehouse. But while she is there, she witnesses something she should never have seen. It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. After discovering her, the gunman realizes he has no choice but to protect her from what she's seen. He has to save her—even if she fights him—even if she hates him. Rated M