Monday, December 19, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

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. Here’s our latest round of recs to add to your reading list. Remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review. From all the Admins of TLS, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! We will see you in 2017!

♥ Nic & Six



A Lesson In Love by virginalvampire-rec’d by Jenn G
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8564220/1/A-Lesson-In-Love
New kindergarten teacher Bella Swan leaves her demons behind in Arizona and heads home to Forks, hoping to start fresh. What happens when her fresh start is interrupted by a new neighbor who brings more trouble than peace? Rated M

Book of Monsters by author-self-insert-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12245765/1/Book-of-Monsters
A depressed woman stumbles upon a dead body while reeling from a friendship gone awry. She's warned off the investigation by the lead detective, but nevertheless finds herself pulled into the mystery as she begins to lose her sense of the difference between fantasy & reality. There's also noir, Gnosticism, Buddhism, NeoPlatonism, a dash of Existentialism, & a Tulpa. HEA B/E Rated M

Even In Death by Drotuno-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12270478/1/Even-In-Death
A month after losing his wife, Edward Masen was taking it one day at a time, trying to simply survive the torrent of grief. Surrounded by memories of their life together and messages she left, he was already questioning his sanity when his phone lit up in the middle of the night... with her picture and number. EPOV/OOC/AU Rated M

Hot Tree Guy by dontlookdontask-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11687310/1/Hot-Tree-Guy
Bella has a tiny apartment, a dwindling savings fund, and a giant dog. All she wants is a nice little Christmas tree. A/H, canon couples. Rated M

Kush by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11990800/1/Kush
"One hit will make you change your mind." Rated M

More than Anyone by MujerN-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12231798/1/More-than-Anyone
He's my older sister's good friend. He is rugged, warm, and cool in his tweed pea coat. His sneakers worn like he'd walked through a lifetime and just got back. All he did was walk through the door every morning. He knows things but not about me. I am shredded with love. Rated M

MVP by AKABrattyVamp-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12084328/1/
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra Rated M

One Christmas Eve by EdwardsEternal-rec’d by Jenn G/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12273082/1/One-Christmas-Eve
When her world collapses, Bella does her best to find the light. Will one Christmas Eve be the miracle her broken heart needs to heal? Rated M

Quarantine by MandyLeigh87-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12269910/1/Quarantine
This could have been your typical high school romance. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Live happily ever after. But when a deadly illness breaks out in Forks, students at Forks' High have to put the romance aside and do what they can to stay alive. Even if that means losing a few friends along the way. Rated M ExB. Rated M

Safe Harbor by OzellaMarie-rec'd Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12085818/1/Safe-Harbor
After receiving unsettling news, Bella Swan has found herself in the small, quiet town of Safe Harbor, and the daunting task of saying goodbye to the only man she ever loved. But what happens when a secret threatens what she thought was true love and another walks into her life promising forever? A/H Edward/Bella Romance-Humor-Hurt-Comfort HEA Mature Content and Strong Language. Rated M

She Gave Me Words, I Gave My Heart by Myonlyheroin-rec'd by Six Dlbfive https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10867019/1/She-Gave-Me-Words-I-Gave-My-Heart
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

Suit Girl by Counselor-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12008943/1/Suit-Girl
He's just an employee. She's all buttoned-down, fiance in the bag. He's just charming Edward, the third-wheel with his cheap bottles of wine. So what is Jacob all upset about? He's not her obsession. He's a bit of a distraction, but she's not a two-timer. She's his boss. That's all. And she's so tired of defending it. Especially to herself. Rated M

The Other Twin by symphiann-rec’d by Jenn G
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11828097/1/The-Other-Twin
Edward left home ten years ago over bad blood and angry words. Now a family tragedy brings him back to the place he swore to never return to. Will he find forgiveness and maybe something a little more. AH, AU, CANON. Rated M

The Twelve Days of Christmas by MeteorOnAMoonlightNight-rec’d by Six Dblfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12265556/2/12-Days-of-Christmas
12 daily one shots, all with different scenarios and different lengths, loosely based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. Happy holidays! Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12143266/1/Unsteady
One night, successful businesswoman, Bella, stumbles upon Edward stitching up his bloodied face in the office. Edward is unfriendly and rude and people at Cullen Consulting Inc don't trust him. Soon, Bella becomes obsessed with figuring out what he is hiding from them all and when she finds out, she gets drawn into a world of danger, in which one wrong move will lead to death. Rated M

Monday, December 5, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We can hardly believe the holidays are so close! To help put us all in a holiday spirit, we thought we’d share a selection of our favorite treats. We hope you enjoy these TLS approved seasonal fics and will leave the authors some love. Be sure and let them know where you saw their story recommended. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six


A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9894140/1/A-Home-for-the-Holidays
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

A Snowfall Kind of Love by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11645525/1/
There's one thing on my grown-up Christmas list, and while it includes a number of specifics in varying degrees of dirtiness, it really all boils to the one thing I've wanted for a year and a half: a do-gooder with unruly hair and a Mister Rogers sweater, and a lifetime of nights that would land me squarely on the naughty list. Rated M

All I Want For Christmas by Kyla713
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6557703/1/All-I-Want-For-Christmas
Bella's five year old son makes a Christmas wish she'd never expected, and sets her entire world spinning. Written for the Fandom for Preemies compilation. AH. Rated M

Christmas Carols, Cocktails and Confessions by MrsK81
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8805013/1/Christmas-Carols-Cocktails-and-Confessions
For as long as she can remember, Bella has been hopelessly entangled with the one man who she could never call her own. After a night of cocktails & confessions in a bar, can she finally learn what she needs to do to get the man of her dreams? Rated M

Christmas With the Cullens by BlueIsSoul
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4695668/1/Christmas-With-the-Cullens
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? Rating: Mature Pairing: EB, AH  Rated M

Do Over by Tkegl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6579540/1/Do-Over
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

Gate 19 by iambeagle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9942638/1/Gate-19
After finding out her flight from Denver to Seattle has been cancelled, Bella accepts a ride from a stranger who is also hoping to get home for Christmas. ExB Christmas fluff, y'all. Rated M

Here We Are, As In Olden Days by Rinabina
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8772928/1/
Bella and Edward have been friends forever but ruth be told, it's always been a little more than that. A holiday collection of the history of Bella and Edward - Past, present and future. E/B AU AH Mostly fluff Rated M

In Every Life (A Little Snow Must Fall) by cosmogirl7481
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9914068/1/In-Every-Life-A-Little-Snow-Must-Fall
Life happens. It passes us by in fleeting moments filled with unexpected encounters. It gives us choices to say and do the right thing. And chances to make it better, even when our choices were wrong. A short holiday story.  Rated M

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10880240/1/It-Came-Upon-a-Midnight-Clear
Love comes to Miss Swan unexpectedly during the holidays. Rated M

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by KristenLynn
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6586494/1/It-Must-Have-Been-the-Mistletoe
Edward has avoided Bella—and her annoying crush—for three years. This year, an encounter under the mistletoe at the Chief's Christmas Eve party changes everything, in ways neither of them expected. Under the Mistletoe contest continuation, NOW COMPLETE Rated M

Memories of Christmas Past by Eternally Addicted
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7601747/1/Memories-of-Christmas-Past
Bella and Edward dated in high school.Tragedy occurs forcing her to move away from Forks. Six years later another tragedy brings her back. What happens when on Christmas Eve with the Cullens, she sees Edward for the time since she broke his heart. Rated M

Merry Textmas by DH78
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6486529/1/Merry-Textmas
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

Mistletoe and Wine by evieeden
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5583176/1/Mistletoe-and-Wine
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

Mistletoe and You by Harperpitt
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7653961/1/
Two little girls become instant friends, and their single parents are thrown into the game. Will their bruised hearts merge? AH, Christmas shortie. Rated M

Operation: Merry Christmas by nicnicd
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785448/1/Operation-Merry-Christmas
When Bella, alone for Christmas, bumps into a shy and quiet coed outside of her dorm will her negative outlook on the Holidays change? My submission to the Twilight Gift Exchange on LJ. Rated M

Perfect Gifts by SueBee0619
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904468/1/Perfect-Gifts
A breakup, a cancelled trip, and disappointing gifts should add up to a disastrous Christmas… until they don't. Sometimes it's the person you don't know who ends up knowing you best of all. My entry for the Mistletoe Contest and winner - Best "I'm so excited for Christmas!" Feeling. Rated M

Scrooge by kitchmill
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9953080/1/Scrooge
Ever the Scrooge, Edward Cullen has no interest in celebrating Christmas. Will his attitude change when he finds a young woman down on her luck? Rated M

Swan Lake by SydneyAlice
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740351/1/Swan-Lake
He's a lost traveler needing a place to spend the night. She's the owner of a bed and breakfast. What could they possibly have in common? A story about taking wrong turns and reaching destinations you never imagined. Rated M

The Naughty Elf by Twilly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7638612/1/The-Naughty-Elf
Santa believes there's no such thing as a bad elf. Bella's been fired from nearly every toy shop. How can Santa get her in the right position when everything out of her mouth is so very dirty? Santa, elves, chocolate starfish and phasing reindeer. Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9938576/1/The-Red-Coats
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 Spirit of Christmas by RosieRathbone
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11608522/1/The-Spirit-of-Christmas
"Bah, humbug", the famous words of Mr. Scrooge, and this year stubborn Ebenezer is coming in the form of Edward Cullen who lives in regret and no longer experiences the same thrill of the holidays like he used to. But with a little help he is determined to change what went wrong and start again. After all, 'tis the season to be jolly. Rated M

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8837380/1/The-Twelve-Days-of-Christmas
On Christmas Eve, Edward Masen meets his girlfriend Rosalie's younger sister. The twelve days of Christmas will sure be interesting. Rated M

This Christmas Wish by MidnightLove87
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9953048/1/This-Christmas-Wish
Snow is falling and days are slipping by like sand through your hand. Edward finally takes time to stop and savor life, what happens to his perfectly laid out life when his son's Christmas wish sends him through a loop. Rated M

Walking Under Stars by Magtwinkles
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10910910/1/Walking-Under-Stars
The best Christmas gifts are often the things you don't ask for, and are given to you by those who know you best. A Christmas story about finding love in all the right places. An entry for the 'Beneath The Mistletoe Contest'. Winner of Judge's Pick (MrsSpaceCowboy) and Steamiest Holiday Fic. Rated M

Wanted You Forever A Carlsme Christmas Tale by LadyLibre
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9901621/1/Wanted-You-Forever-A-Carlsme-Christmas-Tale
 COMPLETE! Lonely doctor. Lovely waitress. Both longing for more and afraid to take it. Will they summon the courage to reach out for their Christmas miracle? Rated M

Weather With You by MagTwi78 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9951830/1/
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

Willow by Aftrnoondlight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6795048/1/Willow
First place winner in A Christmas to Remember contest - A quaint small town. A horse named Willow. Two lonely lovers. These are the ingredients of a DIVINE holiday romance. Rated M

Monday, November 21, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

As we begin Thanksgiving week, it’s time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support; not only for our blog, but also to the writers we feature each and every post. This TLS approved rec list has some veteran writers and a few new shining stars to check out. Take a moment to express your gratitude and leave them some love. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six



Edward in the Afternoon by Cosmogirl7481-rec’d by CarrieZM
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7251244/1/Edward-in-the-Afternoon
My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex... ExB, AH and OOC because no one is a virgin. Rated M

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Lyrical Kris-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12237551/1/
The wake of a tragedy—a school shooting—has far reaching consequences. Edward was living his life as though he had to make up for the four people who died in front of his eyes. Bella's life had been blown apart before it really started. Two strangers who happened to come back to the scene of the crime on the same day. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11815724/1/
The downside of high school: cafeteria food sucks, and sometimes, you're cast as the weirdo. On the bright side, sometimes Edward Cullen is your best friend. Even if it is a secret.
Rated M

Felt by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643827/1/Felt
Former lovers lay it all out on the table. Taking shots never hurt this good. Entry for the Dirty Talkin' Edward Twific Contest. Rated M

Final Destination by Edward’s Eternal-rec’d by JennG
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12128224/1/Final-Destination
Two lost, lonely people travelling to different destinations. One storm that brings them together. Could their meeting alter their final destination? Rated M

I Know My Duty by Ithilwen K-Bane-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4954871/1/I-Know-My-Duty
Edward walked a knife's edge in Volterra. What if things hadn't gone quite so well? Love can survive when it is surrounded by monsters, but it does not survive unchanged, especially not for one of the Volturi. Deviation 'fic-New Moon. Canon Edward and other characters.
Rated M

Jack & Crush by Meteoronamoonlessnight-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12135729/1/Jack-Crush
Shy, reserved Edward has a little too much Jack Daniels after finding his fiancée cheating on him. Waking up the next morning in a strange woman's bed, he fights the pull he feels for her. Will he realize they're fated for each other, or will he only focus on their differences? Rated M

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7778597/1/Keep-the-Tofurkey-Bring-on-the-Beer
Bella Swan wants an escort for Thanksgiving weekend. Edward Cullen wants a second chance. Charlie wants to know where Renee hid the key to his gun safe. Happy Thanksgiving! *First Place and Funniest Popular Vote in the Twilight of Craigslist Contest. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11793793/1/
England 1991. Indie rock and bombs, fire and riots. We partied and ran wild, trying to find ourselves amongst the ashes. I found a lot more than that. Rated M

My Shipper Heart by Marvar-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11511081/1/My-Shipper-Heart
Edward wasn't looking for anyone, but he found her just the same. It's too bad she thinks he's just a client. Rated M

Seventh and Pine by Iambeagle-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8727265/1/Seventh-and-Pine
Eating food, drinking beer, and watching football are acceptable ways to spend your Thanksgiving Day. Wooing your niece's insanely attractive babysitter, however, is not. EPOV Rated M

Sincerely, Sargeant Masen by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6458809/1/Sincerely_Sergeant_Masen
One bored night, Bella goes online and stumbles across an American's soldier's profile. On a whim she decides to write Sergeant Masen a letter. She never thought she would get a response back from Iraq, much less fall in love with a man in combat boots. Rated M

The Affair by Johnnyboy7-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8343731/1/The-Affair
After the death of her father, Isabella Swan moves to the East coast where she meets dentist Edward Cullen. He's older, a father, and married. Sometimes, you can't tell your heart who to love. Rated M

The Man in the Elevator by MountainTop76-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837135/1/The-Man-in-the-Elevator
Bella lives for her morning elevator ride, and the sexy stranger she shares it with, but what will happen one night when she works late? Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest. Rated M

Where I Belong by bnpwrites-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12219270/2/Where-I-Belong
Bella Swan never expected superstar Edward Cullen to wander into Walgreen's and she never expected him to change her life. Rated M

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Special Feature


Long lines at the polling place? Need a distraction from the Election Day madness? We thought you might enjoy reading some of our favorite political fics.


All the President's Men by Shahula
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8284901/1/All_the_Presidents_Men
He's the most powerful man in the world, with nothing beyond his reach or influence. But is it enough to bring her back? Only time will tell. Presidentward. AH, Rated M

Aperitif by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8680679/1/Aperitif
"Biggest regret?" That I didn't meet you first.


Fall to Ruin One Day by sleepyvalentina
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785393/1/Fall-to-Ruin-One-Day
He wanted to be the most powerful man on earth. As far as she was concerned, he already was. Love. Longing. A decade of regret. Time changes nothing...or does it? Rated M


Nine Months – A Cullen Legacy Short Story by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9800756/1/Nine-Months-A-Cullen-Legacy-Short-Story
Former Congressman Edward Cullen has finally overcome the forces that tried to keep him away from Bella and their daughter, Elizabeth, and the three have settled into a life together. But when Bella becomes pregnant again, how will Edward deal with nine months of expectation, combined with a new campaign run? A short story based on The Cullen Legacy.  Rated M.


The American President by Rushed
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The_American_President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. Rated: Fiction M


The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/1/The-Cullen-Legacy
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets. Rated M

The Hot Seat by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147842/1/
Liberal left? Meet conservative right. Wearing tight pants and a self-satisfied grin.  one-shot

The October Surprise by BooksNBoysRBetter
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11867005/1/The-October-Surprise
Edward is a US Senator who suddenly finds himself in need of his speech writer's care. Bella is there to nurse him back to health and the more time they spend together the more the sparks fly. This is a ONE SHOT. Politicianward, AU, M for Lemon.. God Bless America ;-)

The Senator's Son by Amoredjenaue
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6137805/1/The-Senator-s-Son
"I turned around slowly, my body already alight with fire. Standing there was a bronze-haired, green-eyed God. My Adonis. The star of my dreams for the last two months. Edward. Edward Cullen." A Senator's Son. A perfect match. But not for everyone. Rated M

Monday, November 7, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are excited to start your Monday off right with some delicious Lemonade Stand recs.  The following stories hit our radar and we want to share them with you. Check them out and let the author know where you found their story featured when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six


Awakening of the Vampire Prince by NotAMorningGirl-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12138670/1/Awakening-of-the-Vampire-Prince
The murder of ruling vampire lord Aro means only one thing; The Awakening of King Carlisle and his heir apparent, Prince Edward the vampire prince from their entombment. A war is imminent but can Bella face the mate she left behind and learn to forgive him for a lifelong betrayal and love him again? Will the war against the wolves end any hope of the couple reuniting? Rated M

Ballad of the Spinster and the Outlaw by Alby Mangroves-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7981082/1/Ballad-of-the-Spinster-and-the-Outlaw
"Sometimes, at night, he'd walk in his meadow and look to the sky, hoping she was seeing the same full moon, the same brilliant stars." This is a story of second chances and intrepid hearts. Rated M

Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
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

Bellaria by PattyRose-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12208491/2/Bellaria
It is said that in the high middle ages, and in the midst of an unspeakable betrayal, a young knight made a timeless vow to his beloved wife, Bellaria: "Wait for me. I will find you…as always…for always." Rated M

Beneath This Sky by Bedelia-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8396816/1/Beneath-this-Sky
Nineteen years ago, time unraveled. In a changed world, Bella fights to save a man from the past and a girl with no future. AU. Rated M

Beyond Time by TKegl-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time
After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it's a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he's not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she's hoping for? Rated M

Eight Days by Windchymes-rec'd by Six Dblfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Emma Matthews by Anton M-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510042/1/Emma-Matthews
Isabella has been cooperating with the DEA under her father's nose. A video footage reveals her involvement, her brother murders their father, and she agrees to be a key witness in federal criminal cases against an ex-judge, a congressman, and an array of criminals, including her brother. Rated M

Secrets, Lies & Family Ties by IdPattThat-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450045/1/Secrets-Lies-Family-Ties
He walked away from his true love for his career. Now, five years later, one phone call changes Edward Cullen's life in a way he never expected.  Rated M

SoCal by Krazyk85-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10810837/1/SoCal
Being with them wasn't the problem, but losing me was. A life filled with sandy beaches and sunshine, I felt safe here. Nothing bad ever happens in SoCal, except maybe bad Mexican food. Or so I thought. This isn't your everyday love story. Based on the movie Savages.
Rated M

The Broomstick Train by Soleil2-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11360267/1/The-Broomstick-Train
"They buried them deep, but they wouldn't lie still, For cats and witches are hard to kill." -Oliver Wendall Holmes. Rated M

The Captive and the Coward by LyricalKris-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12099767/1/
The lives of the highborn citizens of the realm are subject to tide of power that flows around them. When a match is made between Edward,son of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and Bella, highborn prisoner of the crown held hostage after her family's betrayal, neither party can refuse. It's not an ideal match for either the traumatized Lady nor the black sheep of Masen House. Rated M

The Fall by MissWinkles-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10935954/1/The-Fall
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

The Views of New York by rosierathbone-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12199751/1/The-Views-of-New-York
Bella spends her days catching the sweet, ugly and unique moments with her sketches and her camera. Until she captures the moment between a father and his daughters which changes her life forever. Rated M

There's a Word for it by Eiluned price-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9051652/1/There-s-a-Word-for-It
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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Special Feature ~ TLS Lemons & Lore



In celebration of Halloween, we’ve put together a spooky segment showcasing some of our favorite dark, supernatural, scary and paranormal fics. Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these recs have a HEA.

 ~X~X~X~X~


Bête Noir by TheQueenWriter
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8638220/1/
You are cordially invited to spend Halloween in Forks. O/S Rated M


Bored Games by m7707
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6441225/1/Bored-Games
A dark and twisted tale about vampires dealing with the never-ending boredom of eternity. Written for the Countdown to Halloween II. ONE SHOT. AU. OOC.  Rated M


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? Rated M

Caught Looking by ScarlettLetters
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5265452/1/Caught-Looking
Bella embarks on a Halloween she will never forget. My entry for the Tattward & Inkella Contest. Rated M for graphic language and scenes of a sexual nature. Rated M

Corn Maze Menace by ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5484951/1/Corn-Maze-Menace
Edward catches a tantalizing scent of blood in a corn maze, and he must have it. Halloween one shot. Rated M

Duplicity by Content 1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11619094/1/Duplicity
As one of Carlisle Cullen's children, Edward's future should have been one of a gentle existence. Instead, his rebellion led to a destiny of power, blood, lust, and domination. When the two worlds collide, what will be the cost of victory? Recipient of the Blood and Glory award/Red Eyed Edward Contest 2015 - Thanks Packy! Rated M


Elemental by TallulahBelle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241793/1/
When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all? Rated M

Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5478849/1/Grasping_Darkness
She dreams of darkness. Lust. Passion. The man she fantasizes about has it all, especially the darkness. The problem is, he's not really a man. Rated M for language & dark themes. Rated M

Halloween Hijinx by HalloweenHijinx
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7487985/1/Halloween-Hijinx
Eight Cullens. Eight creepy campfire tales. Join bmango, mskathy, sorceresscirce, theladyingrey42, tuesdaymidnight, yellowglue, and yogagal/lawngirl for a fun week of Halloween stories starring your favorite characters from Twilight. Rated M

Happy Halloween by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10728694/1/Happy-Halloween
Are you in the mood for something scary, spooky, quirky, creepy or supernatural? A series of Halloween one-shots. Ratings, genres and characters vary by story. Individual ratings and summaries are at the top of each new post. Something for everyone. Happy Halloween! Rated M

Haunted by GerominoPond
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4424682/1/Haunted
Bella Swan, a noted paranormal investigator, is called to check out the "Ghost Haven" that is Edward Cullen's house. Can she, along with Edward, defeat what is tormenting Edward in his own house? Rated M


House of the Horde by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? OOC/Dark Themes/No rape. Outtakes included. Rated M


Lions Eat Lambs by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5753638/1/Lions_Eat_Lambs
A camping expedition goes awry when Bella's friends disappear. While searching for them, she stumbles upon the manor of Edward Cullen, unaware that she is about to become a pawn in his dangerous game - a game she can't afford to lose. Rated M

Maledictum Magae by Bexi21
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5857229/1/Maledictum-Magae
The curse happened in 1692.For over 300 years, Isabella Swan has lived alone, afraid to be close to anyone again.But when she finally meets someone who captures her heart, the unthinkable happens, leaving her in a kind of danger she never thought possible. Rated M

Masquerade by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6429198/1/Masquerade
One-shot. Bella goes to a Halloween masquerade party, where she meets a tall, dark stranger... Rated M for language and a lemon. AU-Human Rated M


Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets
I'm pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can't see a thing. Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream. A collab between darkNnerdy, Livie79, and Raggdolly. Rated M

My Subconscious by JennaRay
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7512361/1/My-Subconscious
Bella shares an eerie night in the meadow with Edward on Halloween. My entry for the Halloween countdown hosted by Breath-of-twilight. Rated M for moderate themes of violence. Rated M

Phantasmic by BottledCoke
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6724443/1/Phantasmic
After hearing about the "Phantom Doll", Edward can't help but be curious. He falls in love with the figurine and decides to buy it. There's rumors about the doll,how it got its name. It supposedly can move, talk and some former owners even claim it drank. Rated M

Pretty Little Dolls Sitting All in a Row by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9767465/1/Pretty-Little-Dolls-Sitting-All-in-a-Row
It was a dark and stormy night. A mysterious lab with no power on Halloween. A figure terrorizing the doctors and patients. This can't end well. A Halloween present in a handful of chapters for my readers and fellow writer friends. Enjoy. Rated M


Prey for the Wicked by Aleeab4u
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6785758/1/Prey-for-the-Wicked
A vampire finds the true meaning of temptation, an innocent beauty with a siren's blood. Need and curiosity ignite endless possibility, but is she prey for the wicked or the answer to a prayer for salvation? When obsession has no reason and love knows no bounds, where do you draw the line? AU E/B Darkward Mature themes. Non-canon vampires. No sparkling, vegetarianism or venom. Rated M


Que Sera, Sera by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8623804/1/Que-Sera-Sera
Isabella's life was nothing more than a series of unfortunate events since the day she was born. For her, monsters are real, love is the fantasy, and fate is a cruel mistress. The future's not ours, to see...what will be, will be. AH ExB Rated M

Sleepy Hollow by content1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11589321/1/Sleepy-Hollow
In the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane, after losing the hand of his love, Katrina, was taken by the Headless Horseman, never to be seen again. What if the legend wasn't quite true? Winner 2nd Place Public Vote, Spell-Binding Award, Validator's Choice (Enchanted by Twilight), and Judge's Choice (BeeGurl13) in the Tricks and Treats Contest 2015. Rated M

She Speaks Fear and Truth by Ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She_Speaks_Fear_and_Truth
She's haunted daily, but learns to deal with her gift, helping those in need. He hides behind his opinions,seeking closure, barely living. When their worlds collide can they help each other. A story of loss, love and betrayal with a supernatural twist.  Rated: M

Spellbound by Claire Bloom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5152779/1/Spellbound
Imprisoned by the malicious James, Edward meets the bewitching Isabella. As he battles with his enemies, his conscience and his bloodlust, he finally falls for her whilst she ignites his male desire's & awakens his Vampiric cravings. With Vamps/AU Rated M


The Dollhouse by Kambria Rain
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5064271/1/The_Doll_House
We were all going to die. I used to be an optimistic person, but that went out the window as soon as the hot mountain man decided we were going to hunt the hunters. AH. Warning: So far, there are minor character deaths, and Edward's a little scary. Rated M

The Emperors of Washington by gallantcorkscrews
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5337013/1/
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. CAN I MAKE A LOVE STORY OUT OF THIS? ExB. Rated M

The Haunting of Bella Swan by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11549142/1/The-Haunting-of-Bella-Swan
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 Masque of Red Death by dilusionalimperalist
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5248764/1/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death
Her blood would be mine. As would she. Once she begged, pleaded, demanded, and wept for my bite. And she would. The only question was how many would die first." Vampire AU. Mature audiences only. NO sexual abuse. Rated M

The Mirrors by adorablecullens
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4971734/1/
Teddy's secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life? Rated M

The Ripper by HeartOfDarkness
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7209045/1/The_Ripper
Edward, a nomad killer vampire, alone for more than three centuries, comes upon his next prey in the form of talk back radio psychologist and dabbler in the dark side of human nature, Bella Swan.  Darkward, kinky Bella.  Rated M

Toil and Trouble by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7571721/1/Toil-and-Trouble
The people of the 1600's believed in the monsters that haunted their nightmares. When witches are suspected to walk among them, the small town of Forkshire is torn apart, and the secrets of some of its residents brought to light. Rated M

Monday, October 24, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have a number of new fics we love lately and we’re bringing them to the rec list just for you. We’re also adding a splash of updating favorites that we adore. We hope this lemony list gives you loads of reading hours, like it has for us. Take a peek and leave the writers some love!

♥ Nic & Six


A Night to Remember by sexysiren1981-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11966227/1/A-night-to-Remember
AH AU Edward Cullen is a celebrity bored with fame. His life is colourless and dull when he hits someone with a lot of hair, a mouth that would make a sailor blush and eyes the colour of chocolate. His life is changed forever. Rated M

As Leaves Fall by myonlyherion-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12186362/1/As-Leaves-Fall
Can a bearded, quiet man, a shy, sweet four-year-old and a cup of hot chocolate be enough to entice an even shyer woman out of her shell. A birthday fic for sweet Ericastwilight.
Rated M

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool-recd by LayAtHomeMom
https://m.fanfiction.net/s/11757552/6/Dark-Thing-Make-a-Myth-of-Yourself
"I feel her before I see her, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in attention. When I shut my locker, she's parting the crowd like the red sea. Bella Swan is looking right at me, a smirk poised on her dark lips and something fierce in her dark eyes. There's something about her, something otherworldly. A storm is coming and I feel like i'm about to be caught in it."  Rated M

Ex Delicto by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight-rec’d by Six Dlbfive/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12177956/3/Ex-Delicto
An imprisoned man who's run out of options to prove his innocence, a young attorney volunteering her time to help the wrongly convicted, and the actual criminal walking around free for ten years. The consequences of a crime are far reaching and often unseen. Rated M

Free by cynosure23-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12053442/1/Free
Bella has never been free. But maybe Edward can change that. Rated M

Incognito by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12095351/1/Incognito
Edward Cullen just wants to join the masses at an annual event, but he needs a disguise. Will the young artist help him walk around incognito or expose him before the day even starts? A birthday fic for MyHeroin1 Rated M

Inhuman Nature by LyricalKris-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12015038/1/
This is the story of two vampires. One sinister monster who collected the humanity of others. One who struggled to find the humanity he lost. This is the story of one human. Victimized by one, saved by the other, thrown into the middle of a myth, saddled with a secret terror of one monster she could only share with another. You don't need to be human to be humane. Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837255/1/More-than-Skin-Deep
A simple experiment turns into a passion-filled night for both, nerdy Bella and motocross racer, Edward. It's a night that neither forgets. Burdened with darkness of their own, can they be more than only half truths? Forgetting it as a lustful desire or fighting for what really matters - what will win at the end? **Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest entry. Won 2 awards** HEA. Rated M

No Measure of Time by Cosmogirl7481-rec’d by CarrieZM
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7876593/1/No-Measure-of-Time
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much time and distance you allow, there are some things, some people you never get over.  What happens when the one who got away is the very one you refuse to let go? E/B Rated M for adult themes. Rated M

Steady On by EdwardsEternal-rec'd by Jenn G
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11831048/1/Steady-On
The first day I saw her on the bus, was the day I lost my heart. Today, I planned on letting her know she was the one who had captured it. 1st place Public Vote and 5th place Judge's entry in the Straight thru the Heart Contest. Rated M

Terms of Agreement by urbestnightmare-rec’d by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12180012/1/Terms-of-Agreement
Edward hates his boss so much, he's given her a nickname: Satan. He's convinced that Isabella is the Devil in Steve Madden shoes. When he agrees to "marry" her for the sake of the company, will she drag him to hell or to the redemption that they both need? AH/AU/OOC. M for language and lemons. Rated M

The Fence by winterhorses-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11279553/1/The-Fence
Bella's childhood life isn't a happy affair, and Edward's is even worse. They're best friends, though the only interaction they can have is through a small hole in the fence separating their houses. As Edward's situation deteriorates in his teenage years, Bella wants nothing more than to ease his suffering. But first she has to deal with the struggles in her own life... Rated M

The Remnants by Mei Li Young-rec'd by Billi Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10617503/1/The-Remnants
In a world where the dead eat people, it is survival of the fittest. Caring for others is not a luxury that the remnants of the human race have. For Edward, this rule of survival is tested when Bella enters his life. All canon pairings. Rated M

Uncredited by Shouldbecleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12022822/1/Uncredited
Steal: to take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it, to dishonestly pass off (another person's ideas) as one's own, or to take the opportunity to give or share (a kiss) when it is not expected or when people are not watching. Rated M

Whispers by hereforthestories11-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11726884/1/Whispers
New in town, Edward decides to have a little fun with the students of Forks High. He had no idea how a few simple whispers could cause such horrible consequences. Rated M

Saturday, October 22, 2016

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature




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

This week, the fabulous Pattyrosethe author known for great stories like The Cullen Legacy, The Age of Innocence, and Begin Againshares details about her exciting new story Bellaria.


banner by Pattyrose

Bellaria
 by Pattyrose

Summary: According to a dark and little-known legend, in the high middle ages, and in the midst of an unspeakable betrayal, a young knight made a timeless vow to his beloved wife, Bellaria: “Wait for me. I will find you…as always…for always.”

It’s hard to write a “sneak peek” for this story or to summarize it in a few paragraphs without giving away too much. I’ve been trying to think of a way to convey what this story is about, but maybe if I quickly illustrate a conversation I had with my daughter the other day, it might give you all an idea as to what inspired me to write this, and therefore, what you might expect.

The other day, my youngest daughter and I were talking about the things we do, the things we fail to do, and about how sometimes we fail to do things because they take us out of our comfort zone. Yet if we take a chance, the reward might be worth it.

Writing this latest story took me out of my comfort zone.

In some ways, Bellaria is a departure from anything I’ve written so far. Yet in other ways, it holds true to every single “message” I’ve ever tried to convey through my stories.

“I will await your possession, my husband, for we both know I possess you as well. You are the only man who will ever tame me…as always…for always.”


“As always…for always,” I echoed. For an immeasurable moment, we held one another’s gaze, conveying more than mere words ever could. 


Bellaria is about a love so powerful, it transcends the greatest horrors, a love so all-consuming that it becomes the stuff of legends. But as many legends do, Bellaria has at its roots a horrible cruelty, a great loss, an infamous betrayal, and a need for vengeance so deep that it fuels the unthinkable.

“It is an intriguing tale…in parts beautifully poetic…in parts unspeakably heinous.”

But at its heart, Bellaria is a love story. And if you’re willing to take a chance with me and leave behind your comfort zone for a while, the reward might be worth it.

Bellaria will begin posting on Halloween, October 31st. It will post once a week after that, on Mondays. It will be rated M and will be between fifteen to twenty chapters long. Hope to see you then!

Patty


Be sure to put Pattyrose on alert so you can follow along with TLS.
♥  Nic


Monday, October 10, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope you have been enjoying our reading recommendations and are finding plenty of new things to read and review. Here’s the latest round of TLS approved recs just for you. Happy Reading! Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.

♥ Nic & Six


Born of Ash and Fire by MandyLeigh87-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11330052/1/Born-of-Ash-and-Fire
As the kingdom prepares for a grand tournament, Prince Edward becomes captivated with the Blacksmith's daughter. But despite her love for him, her secret may tear them apart forever. Rated M

Break My Silence by Kittanja-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11823555/1/Break-My-Silence
Forks was a polar opposite of Arizona, and it was perfect. I just wanted to figure out how to live again. Mom was dead, which meant I was safe now. They didn't have any use for me anymore. I just wanted to be alone, it was easier… but Edward Cullen didn't do easy. I don't know why he kept torturing himself by trying to be my friend. Rated M

Choices by cynosure23-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12170370/1/Choices
Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes choices make you. Rated M

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range by beegurl13-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8090459/1/Constant-Bearing-Decreasing-Range
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

First & Ten by nolebucgrl-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5874934/1/bFirst_b_bTen_b
Bella Swan is an aspiring sports writer and her first big assignment is to interview the league's biggest, not to mention hottest, quarterback. Will Edward Cullen school her in the rules of the game or will she teach him a thing or two? Rated M.

Shadow Mission by Maxigrumpling-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10937150/1/Shadow-Mission
Actor Edward Cullen is rich, famous & sexy as ere's just one fly in the ointment.He can't keep the other personalities in his head straight.Emmett, his bodyguard, needs help sorting his charge out.Enter his 'crew', Alice the hacker, Jasper his second, Rose the shrink...and Bella, the girl who's father gave his life to protect Edward's. If only he remembered why. Rated M

Six by Sarge's Girls-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12042869/1/Six
Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it's been proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay hidden, blending in with the average world around us...when we are anything but average. AH ExB Rated M

The Lantern House by SukiH-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11976257/1/The-Lantern-House
When Renee dies leaving Bella all alone, she answers an ad for a housekeeper for the reclusive writer Carlisle Cullen. She takes an instant dislike to his nephew Edward, who's a fancy city lawyer, but are there other dangers she should be more wary of? Rated M

The Protector by hikingurl-rec’d by Hadley Hemingway/Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962912/1/The-Protector
In a post-apocalyptic world where civilization barely survives, Edward has spent his whole life training to protect his society, his family, and the girl who has captured his heart. Rated M

The Senator's Son by Amoredjenaue-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6137805/1/The-Senator-s-Son
"I turned around slowly, my body already alight with fire. Standing there was a bronze-haired, green-eyed God. My Adonis. The star of my dreams for the last two months. Edward. Edward Cullen." A Senator's Son. A perfect match. But not for everyone. Rated M

This Side of the Equator by Jaxington-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Troika by Mortissues-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332530/1/Troika
Waking up, not matter how long it takes, should be a wonderful thing. Powerful and liberating. Like emerging from the chrysalis. I should have known it wouldn't be like that for me. . . Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12143266/1/Unsteady
One night, successful businesswoman, Bella, stumbles upon Edward stitching up his bloodied face in the office. Edward is unfriendly and rude and people at Cullen Consulting Inc don't trust him. Soon, Bella becomes obsessed with figuring out what he is hiding from them all and when she finds out, she gets drawn into a world of danger, in which one wrong move will lead to death. Rated M

White Collar Boxing by RosieRathbone-rec'd by Evilnat
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10694377/1/White-Collar-Boxing
Retired boxer-turned CEO, Edward Cullen, is about to face his biggest challenge yet when he is landed with his teenage daughter for the summer. With the help of his feisty PA, Bella, maybe they can find something to bond over? Rated M

Monday, September 26, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have so many good things for you on this Lemonade Monday! A few are complete, short and sweet. Others are just getting started and have all of us wanting more. We also have some old favorites that have recently updated after what seemed like forever. Be sure and let the writer know where you saw them recommended, when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six


All That Glitters by CullensTwiMistress-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11644599/1/All-That-Glitters
As a nurse, Bella's seen it all, or has she? When the clinic where she works needs an expansion, the guy hired isn't what she expects. Sometimes all that glitters, is all it takes. Romance/Humor Rated M

Best Laid Schemes by EzRocksAngel-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6644527/1/Best-Laid-Schemes
Bella makes a deal that turns her world upside down. Rated M

Ethan Church by dryler-rec’d by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5090892/1/
When Bella accepts an offer to write the biography of a severely reclusive author, the old, dying man she’s presented with and the young, too perfect man she meets while there convince her she’s missing some very important parts of the story. E/B, AU. Rated M

Free Fallin' by Maplestyle-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12156883/1/Free-Fallin
There are two sides to every story. This one has a third. A Love Hurts/Flipside Alternate POV Rated M

Jack & Crush by Meteoronamoonlessnight-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12135729/1/Jack-Crush
Shy, reserved Edward has a little too much Jack Daniels after finding his fiancée cheating on him. Waking up the next morning in a strange woman's bed, he fights the pull he feels for her. Will he realize they're fated for each other, or will he only focus on their differences? Rated M

Playing Cops and Vloggers by LyricalKris-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11841147/3/Playing-Cops-and-Vloggers
So you're standing in line for coffee, minding your own business, when a sexy cop with nerdy tattoos walks into your life. Soon, you have yourself a sexy, nerdy cop boyfriend who rocks your world. Cops can't be seen on social media, did you know that? Bella didn't. That was going to be a challenge considering she made her living as a vlogger who documented her so-called nerdy life. Rated M

Promises by andymarx-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9600824/1/Promises
After years apart, Edward finally catches up with his wife. Edward/Bella. AH. Rated M

Rescue to Release by Bower-of-Bliss-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10228577/14/Rescue-To-Release
"As a cinematographer, I've given some thoughts to how I might die, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd die of dehydration, cut up and bleeding while perched in a tree in the middle of the Australian outback. As you can see, Sam is down below. He's an insane and perpetually randy, 7-foot tall, alpha-male kangaroo, and he belongs to that equally mental bloke, Cullen." Rated M

Signed, SEALed, delivered by mathisson-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10619050/1/Signed-SEALed-delivered
Edward, a Navy SEAl receives a letter that isn't intended for him. Intending only on getting the letter into the proper hands, he finds that the girl on the other side of the pen is closer than he thinks. Bella is a single girl who was only trying to befriend a sailor, what she gets is so much more. AH and HEA as always. Rated M

Still Waters by BornonHalloween-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12157301/1/Still-Waters
A stressed-out grad student hiding from the world finds a mountain man of few words and quiet strength. Still waters do run deep. E/B, Rated M

Strong Foundations by PlotBunnyWranglers-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10654999/1/
When an amazing opportunity finally comes up to have everything they want, will they take it? Can they remain professional for the sake of success? Celebrating never felt so good. Rated M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost.
Rated M

The Saints by love notes from morgan o'malley-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12140342/1/The-Saints
Love and life in rebound. A soul wise survivor wins his second half court side. Rated M

There Fell a Stillness by HappyInLove-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6324021/1/There-Fell-a-Stillness
A man who doesn't believe in faith. A woman who may be losing hers. Two lost souls collide in the stillness between hope lost and found. "I think you need this more than I do. Everyone needs a little something to believe in sometimes." Rated M

This is Jeopardy by olivejuice26-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11836285/1/This-is-Jeopardy
He was slated to be the next Ken Jennings, already holding the record for second most won games in Jeopardy! history. But after she gets the call to be a contestant, Bella has one goal in mind: to end the reign of Edward Cullen. Continuation of entry for Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest. Winner of "SecretKeeper's Choice" and "Story We Want More Of" Awards. Rated M

Monday, September 12, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've been discussing a few new things we've discovered and some fics we've been missing. There are even a few we hope to breathe new life into and encourage the authors to finish! Sometimes they just need a reminder their fics are missed and still loved. As always, remember to leave the authors some reviews of encouragement, support and love. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six




A Measure of Grace by Saritadreaming-rec'd by EvilNat
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10251763/1/A-Measure-of-Grace
A virus sweeps over the earth, killing man and man's best friend. For the few survivors, the nightmare is just beginning. Who set the virus free, and how far will the remains of the government go to find a cure? An innocent girl, a fiercely loyal dog, a jaded man with a past. Can they survive this new world and its secrets? Rated M

Condemned to Us (Not Such A Bad Thing) by Cruiz107-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11045363/1/Condemned-to-Us-Not-Such-A-Bad-Thing
"Don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with me.'Cause you might look around and find your dreams come true, with me Spent all your time and your money just to find out that my love was free." Bella's selfish decision will tie Edward to her for at least eighteen years, but some people refuse to be bound. Rated M

Dissecting Edward by chynnadoll36-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12119526/1/Dissecting-Edward
Edward is a 35 year old world renowned cardio-surgeon, husband and womanizer. He wants out of his marriage. His wife has other ideas. She hires the expertise of, Dr. Bella Swan, marriage therapist, to save their marriage. Is it a wise decision to bring the gorgeous Dr. Swan and your cheating husband together in hopes of fixing a failed marriage? AH E&B story rated M for LEMONS. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11815724/1/
The downside of high school: cafeteria food sucks, and sometimes, you're cast as the weirdo. On the bright side, sometimes Edward Cullen is your best friend. Even if it is a secret.Rated M

Final Destination by Edward’s Eternal-rec’d by JennG
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12128224/1/Final-Destination
Two lost, lonely people travelling to different destinations. One storm that brings them together. Could their meeting alter their final destination? Rated M

Harvard Can Wait by Tongue Twied-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7745971/1/Harvard_Can_Wait
Growing up, Bella and Edward learn that being able to be yourself is 50% about where you are and 50% about who you are with. One-shot length with twists you'll never see coming. E/B and the Handsome Man Twilight - Rated: M

Here's To Now by iambeagle-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11798618/2/Here-s-To-Now
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." 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

Honor by Content1-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508902/1/Honor
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

Hot Tree Guy by dontlookdontask-rec'd by EvilNat
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11687310/1/Hot-Tree-Guy
Bella has a tiny apartment, a dwindling savings fund, and a giant dog. All she wants is a nice little Christmas tree. A/H, canon couples. Rated M

It Happened One Night by Spanglemaker9-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
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

More Than Words by Sydney Alice-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7356436/1/
A special, uncomplicated friendship is formed through email. What happens when their simple daily chats become more than just words on a computer screen? Rated M

Personalities in Disorder by winterhorses-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996106/1/Personalities-in-Disorder
Emmett is sure that his smooth-talking friend, Edward, will be able to crack the thick ice of Bella the man-hater. Alice doesn't agree, and a wager is made. But both are surprised when neither Bella nor Edward act as expected. Rated M

Tangled Up in Blue by TxBirdie-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5945379/1/Tangled_Up_In_Blue
Edward Cullen is looking for inspiration to write THE American novel. Bella Swan is looking for inspiration, any inspiration, to pull her from her doldrums existence. But what they find in each other, neither of them could have expected. Rated: Fiction M

Teacher of the Year by DiamondHeart78-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7197996/1/Teacher_of_the_Year
When Bella has a chance encounter with a sexy stranger, she never believes she'll see him again. Fate however, has a sense of humor. AH/ExB Twilight - Rated: M

Monday, August 29, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope you have been enjoying our reading recommendations and are finding new treasures to read and review.  This week, we have a whole new list to fill up your time.  Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.  Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six




Alaska by Anton M-rec'd by Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600868/1/Alaska
For two years, Bella's had a cotton candy romance going on with her taciturn best friend. In her head. So after catching bits and pieces of Edward's unusual upbringing, Bella pays a visit to Alaska. Rated M

Cold by shouldbecleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11287145/1/Cold
The winter of 1869 recorded a low temperature that would last for more than one hundred and fifty years. The only thing colder ever recorded was Isabella Cullen's marriage bed. Entry for the Caveat Emptor: Maybe An HEA? contest.  Rated M

Experiment Me This by Mortissues-rec'd by Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11714401/1/Experiment-Me-This
Many people will tell you to grab life by the throat and experience it. You might even believe that to be true yourself, have even fabricated a frame of reference for it. But have you really thought it through . . . Rated M

Going Down by Redtini-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904848/1/Going-Down
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

If This, Then by Bled Dry-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11239974/1/If-This-Then
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Island Nights by Compass54-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11370259/1/Island-Nights
I would always remember him as a dangerously beautiful twenty-two-year-old, a sensual and affectionate lover who could put a gun to a man's head and pull the trigger. Why I couldn't forget him was no mystery. I was still in love with him. Rated M

Just This Side of Crazy by deviant bamboo-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508650/1/Just-This-Side-of-Crazy
I deal in crazy all day long, but meeting her made me question my own sanity. Maybe she was certifiably insane, but I believed her. So what did that make me? ***Meet the Mate Contest entry - Voted Most Potential for a Full Story*** Rated M

Kush by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11990800/1/Kush
"One hit will make you change your mind." Rated M

MVP by AKABrattyVamp-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12084328/1/
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra Rated M

One More Christmas by Anhanninen-rec'd by Jenn G.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10907444/1/
One-More-ChristmasConceding defeat was never in Bella's plans, but things change during the fight for your life. She's counting down the days but has one last wish, which Dr. Pretty Eyes plans to fulfill. With a little of his Christmas magic, Bella may just find a reason to fight again. Rated M

Pinned but Fluttering by CassandraLowrey-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7304123/1/Pinned-but-Fluttering
For too many years, Bella Swan has been trapped in a nightmare beyond her worst imaginings. At long last, a glimmer of a chance to escape may present itself. Will she find herself in even more danger if she dares to leave? AU w/ human Volturi.  Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Nic
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

Someone Like Me by Twilightladies-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089790/1/
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero Rated M

The Captive and the Coward by LyricalKris-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12099767/1/
The lives of the highborn citizens of the realm are subject to tide of power that flows around them. When a match is made between Edward,son of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and Bella, highborn prisoner of the crown held hostage after her family's betrayal, neither party can refuse. It's not an ideal match for either the traumatized Lady nor the black sheep of Masen House. Rated M

The Remnants by Mei Li Young-rec'd by Nic/Billi Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10617503/1/The-Remnants
In a world where the dead eat people, it is survival of the fittest. Caring for others is not a luxury that the remnants of the human race have. For Edward, this rule of survival is tested when Bella enters his life. All canon pairings.

Monday, August 15, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have a variety of fic choices to improve your Monday. We have some fledgling fics, some established ones capturing our attention with every update and a few old favorites worth revisiting. Whatever your taste in fic, we have a sample of something just for you! We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Be sure to let the author know where you saw them rec'd, when you leave them some love.  Enjoy and have a great week!

♥ Nic & Six




Come Undone by GemmaH-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11273101/1/
I know everything about Isabella Marie Swan - the girl is an open book - but what she knows about me could be scrawled on a flyleaf, large and untidy, and still have blank space below it. I flip back and forth between happiness at her lack of awareness guilt that she's so much in the dark. She never pushes, never questions. I guess I know she's afraid to ask. Rated M

Eight Days by Windchymes-rec'd by SixDbl5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Free by cynosure23-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12053442/1/Free
Bella has never been free. But maybe Edward can change that. Rated M

Gravity Series 4: Fire & Ice by drotuno-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9779631/1/Gravity-Series-4-Fire-Ice
FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series. Rated M

Incognito by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12095351/1/Incognito
Edward Cullen just wants to join the masses at an annual event, but he needs a disguise. Will the young artist help him walk around incognito or expose him before the day even starts? A birthday fic for MyHeroin1 Rated M

Mutually Assured Destruction by Remedy25-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12059083/1/Mutually-Assured-Destruction
"Sometimes the world doesn't need another hero. Sometimes what it needs is a monster." Isabella Swan had a plan-Find. Infiltrate. Destroy. That all changes when the prodigal son of Carlisle Cullen returns after a five year absence, suspicious of the circumstances of his father's death and her involvement, with his own agenda. Ready or not, here I come. You can't hide. Rated M

Rising Dream, Fallen Star by MrsShortHand-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6313185/1/Rising-Dream-Fallen-Star
He was the lead singer of The Volturi. I was a new musician with everything to prove. We were Hollywood's It couple. Until he ruined everything. Can our love be saved if he can't save himself? A story about love, lemons, lies, and learning to forgive. AH Rated M

Running for Home by Ooza-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5792699/1/Running-for-Home
Edward discovers his entire past is a fabrication. On his journey to uncover the truth he meets Bella, a young woman neglecting all responsibility for the first time in her life. Road trip! ExBxVolvo BPOV/EPOV AH AU OOC M for language and future lemons. Rated M

Safe Harbor by OzellaMarie-rec'd Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12085818/1/Safe-Harbor
After receiving unsettling news, Bella Swan has found herself in the small, quiet town of Safe Harbor, and the daunting task of saying goodbye to the only man she ever loved. But what happens when a secret threatens what she thought was true love and another walks into her life promising forever? A/H Edward/Bella Romance-Humor-Hurt-Comfort HEA Mature Content and Strong Language. Rated M

Silent Embers by Cazzy20-rec'd by Melissa L
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11328702/1/Silent-Embers
Can a secret stay silent forever? Or will it burn its way free? Rated M

Symmetry by Aftrnoondlight-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429963/1/Symmetry
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward. Rated M

The Red String of Fate by Gemini13me-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11925925/1/The-Red-String-of-Fate
The two people connected by the red string of fate are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The string may stretch or tangle, but never break. Rated M

The Watcher by Tottteacher-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11848233/1/The-Watcher
The vampire world has changed now that the Vampires have realized things as they once knew them were wrong. It is only Edward's ability to read minds that allows him to be the watcher to uncover everyone's secrets. Rated M

Tie the Knot by Payton79-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11681074/1/Tie-the-Knot
Statistics say arranged marriages have a better chance at lasting. Is that still true if the couple is chosen by a group of experts and married on TV with at least one partner in it for the wrong reasons? A lost bet, the promise of money and a stranger for a bride. Will confirmed bachelor Edward Masen find a match made in heaven or hell? Inspired by the show Married at First Sight. Rated M

Uncredited by Shouldbycleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12022822/1/Uncredited
Steal: to take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it, to dishonestly pass off (another person's ideas) as one's own, or to take the opportunity to give or share (a kiss) when it is not expected or when people are not watching. Rated M