Monday, January 18, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday! We have lots of new things for you and we threw in a few dark bad boys, just because we could. We know how you love the dirty! Dive into these new recs and let the writers know TLS sent you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

After Hours by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Jenn G.
A late, anxious patient. A compassionate nurse. What happens when comfort becomes something else? Rated M

All the Wild Horses by elusivetwilight-rec'd by Nic
In her suffocating small hometown, Bella Swan meets widowed Edward Cullen. Can she pull him from the depths of his grief? Is there enough of him left to soothe her clawing loneliness? Rated M

Badlands by planetblue-rec'd by CarrieZM
Moonlight drives and sharpened knives. This is the story of us. Rated M

Condemned to Us (Not Such A Bad Thing) by Cruiz107-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
"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

Emma Matthews by Anton M-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Experiment Me This by Mortissues-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Flipside by Maplestyle-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
You've read her story. Now find out what happened on the flipside. *I recommend reading Love Hurts before reading this.* Rated M

Heaven by drotuno-rec'd by Nic
Something is different about Edward, something that started in Italy, and he can't seem to get it under control. For JenRar's bday. Rated M

Indelible by bannerday-rec'd by Nic
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. Rated M

Promise Me Forever by TwiAddictAnne-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
People say, "Promises are meant to be broken." She refuses to believe it. She believes in keeping promises … promises that are of the 'forever' kind. Drabble-fic. All human. Canon couples. Rated M

Show and Don't Tell by Brits23-rec'd by Jenn G
Bella meets Edward when he picks up his nephew from her Pre-K Class, and sparks fly. Are there some complications that even the strongest of hearts can't overcome? Can they resist the one thing they can't have--each other? Rated: Fiction M

Street-meat Meet by shouldbecleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
Who runs the best food truck in town? Rated M

Stripped by RobzBeanie-rec'd by MariahajilE
He catches my eye from the first moment I see him, the way he oozes sex. I have no idea what I'm going to do with him when I get him home. Sometimes cougar fantasies don't turn out the way you expect. A Meet the Mate Contest entry. Rated M

The Fall by MissWinkles-rec'd by Nic
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 Pie Equation by TheQueenWriter-rec'd by SixDlb5
Don't allow your past to dictate your future. Edward is a single dad. Bella comes home to help her dad after an accident. Will Edward allow their old friendship to blossom? Rated M

The Second Time Around by Anhanninen-rec'd by Jenn G.
One call changes Edward Cullen's life, giving him a second chance to be the father he always imagined. Piecing together his broken daughter isn't easy, and he soon realizes she needs more help than he can offer. His daughter comes first, but feelings can't always be controlled and he might just find another second chance he didn't count on. Rated M

Thrust by exboyfriend-rec'd by Nic
Navigating a town she left long ago, Bella finds herself caught in the midst of an age-old rivalry, an inked bad-boy and one complicated Edward Cullen. She'll be forced to choose between danger and safety, what her heart truly wants and what's best. This is the story of the thrills and the rush that serenade the calm and the hush, and this is the ride she'll be thrust into. Rated M

Vices by allihavetodoisdream-rec'd by Nic
A struggling girl lives a colorless life. Until it all changes and her world is filled with neon-bright color. She soon gets swept away in the luxury and glamour of her new life. But everything comes with a price. ExB. Rated M for violence, drug use, language, and sexual content. Rated M

What if I Told You by ajsilentvoice-rec'd by Nic
After nearly a year, Bella finally finds a number for the Cullens in Ithaca, New York. A last minute invitation to a reunion bash at Mike Newton's, though, leaves Bella drunk, alone, and holding a cell phone. Will a stupid mistake bring them together? Rated M

Where There's Smoke by NYNJTwiGals-rec'd by JennG
Edward is a Chicago firefighter who decides to move to Seattle to escape his past. Bella is a woman betrayed who has turned her back on love- until they meet. Will they spark into something beautiful or go up in flames? Rated M

Monday, January 4, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy New Year from the ladies at TLS! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season and soaked up some family time and memories. We want to kick off your reading this year with some of the favorites we have been enjoying. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have, and leave the writer some love in the form of a review. Let them know where you saw them recommended.

♥ Nic & Six

A Rae of Light by MidnightLove57-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
For Bella and Edward, their relationship has been a winding road of trials and tribulations. From young love, to marriage and divorce, to eventually a respectful friendship, they've shared it all over the last yen years. And, somehow, in the midst of it all, they never lost sight of their Rae of light. Rated M

Alaska by Anton M-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Back to Life by Alliz-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
After a broken engagement, Bella finds herself back in her hometown working for her sister and brother-in-law. Her past and present come full circle when she realizes her high school boyfriend, Edward, will be working with her. Their ending was explosive, causing Bella to keep a secret from him all these years. Is it better to know you're alive by living, or to keep yourself closed. Rated M

Belong to Me by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
A last minute decision. A dead car. One long, cold walk. Soft eyes and gentle care warm up Edward's cold hands and start to thaw out his frozen heart. What happens when two lonely souls meet at Christmas? Do miracles still exist? Can they possibly belong to each other? Rated M

Born of Ash and Fire by MandyLeigh87-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
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

Brazilian Chocolate by Awesomesauce76-rec'd by Nic
In 1994, he was an arrogant college student & she was dating his little brother. He was always haunted by the memory of her until fate brought them together again 16 yrs later. What happens when a forbidden attraction is no longer forbidden? Rated M

Come Undone by GemmaH-rec'd by SixDbl5
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

Four Hundred & Twelve by Cynosure23-rec'd by Nic/SixDlb5
Day by day, Bella sits at the bed side of her husband. Nothing changes...until her brother in law enters the picture and turns her once perfect life upside down. Rated M

Holiday Hotel by Staceleo-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Spending the holidays on a movie set in Vermont with Edward Cullen was not Isabella Swan's idea of the perfect Christmas. Can the magic of snow and twinkling lights bring love to her this December? A tale of the romance in the golden age of Hollywood. Rated M

I Do Maybe by Twilightladies-rec'd by MariahajilE
Swan's White Weddings is the love of Bella's life, consuming her days and nights, but she wouldn't have it any other way. After securing Chicago's wedding of the year for Tanya Turner, the elite socialite daughter of Turner Industries' CEO, Bella thinks all her hard work has finally paid off. It's just a shame she's already well-acquainted with the groom. Rated M

Just a Number by LyricalKris-rec'd by Nic
Numbers are often invisible obstacles. For Edward, a significant age difference between him and Bella dictates the confines of their relationship. Can Bella teach him that sometimes a number is just a number? Rated M

Lean Into the Fall by ifyouweremine-rec'd by MariahajilE
Bella is leery of falling in love. She soon learns that life is filled with countless forms and degrees of emotions. There is love, loss, healing, and everything in between. HEAVY ANGST in later chapters. BxE, AH-OOC. Rated M

Liquor, Lube, and Latex by Livie79-rec'd by Nic
It's his birthday and I'm giving him the one thing he really wants. Rated M

Meant To Be by SexySiren1981-rec'd by Nic
Edward has known Bella her entire life; he has watched her change from child to woman. But when friendship gives way to lust, how much harm can one kiss do? Winner of the May to December Romance Contest's Most Forbidden romance award! Rated M

On The Line by NewTwilightFan-rec'd by SixDlb5
New Quantico graduate Agent Isabella Swan is assigned to go under cover with a partner she's never met. Their mission will require every ounce of their skill, cunning, and discipline. . . then it will demand more. Agent Swan is totally green. Agent Masen is an enigma. Trust will be the least of their challenges when they discover how much is really on the line. Rated M

Quarterback Sneak by jayhawkbb-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!
As a Seattle sports talk radio host, it's my job to give my opinion on the Seahawks new quarterback, Edward Cullen. But maybe I shouldn't have said what I know, about his butt. Rated M

Ready for You by Lost In Fanfiction-rec'd by Nic
From the outside Bella's life looked perfect, but looks can be deceiving. When reality comes to her door she is forced to make some life altering decisions. Rated M

She Speaks Fear and Truth by Ericastwilight-rec'd by Nic
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. Twilight - Rated: M

The Empty Bag by krnycorn-rec'd by Nic
After the disastrous birthday party that injured her arm, Bella can see that Edward is pulling away from her. Tired of staying away while Edward distances himself, Bella decides to start the conversation a day earlier than he had planned. But will it change anything? Rated M

The Monster by thimbles-rec'd by VampiresHaveLaws
We are Generation Z. We are educated and engaged. We have the whole world at our fingertips. Our biggest killer? Ourselves. Rated M