Monday, April 25, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are happy to bring you our most recent TLS tested and approved Fic Rec list. The following stories have hit our radar and we want to share them with you! Check them out and leave the author some love and tell them where you saw their story. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

Cold by shouldbecleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Compass by anna.who.was.mad-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, travel blogger Bella Swan is ready to set down roots after a decade of being on the run. When the boy she (sort of) hated in high school crosses her path, Bella quickly learns that exotic locations have nothing on home-grown love. All Human, drabble-ish, OOC, Rated M

Edroar the Angry Lion by Tropical Sorbet-rec'd by Jenn G
Edroar the Angry Lion frightens all the girls and boys at Cullen Publishing with his loud roar. Will his new massage therapist Bella Swan run away like all the rest, or can she tame this savage beast? AH/AU OOC Rated M

Freedom in a Syringe by AntonM-rec'd by Edmazing
A short story of an ungainly ballet dancer and a guy who's perpetually irritated by her blushing. Written for Bronzehairedgirl620's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser Compilation. AH 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

Heaven by drotuno-rec'd by SixDlb5
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 MariahajilE
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

Kairos by sparklymeg-rec'd by Nic/Midnight Cougar
Summary: Kairos - from Ancient Greek - the right or opportune moment - the perfect timing. Age is just a number, but timing is everything. Originally written for the May to December Romance Contest. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24-rec'd by Edmazing/LayAtHomeMom
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 Life as a Trophy Wife by Jenna Ray-rec'd by MariahajilE
Sometimes marriage can be more like a business agreement. Broke college student Bella and her best friend's Lawyer brother, Edward, have come up with just that. A business agreement to make life easier for them both. First comes marriage, then comes? Rated M

Something Beautiful Remains by Bethesda Gray-rec'd by SixDlb5
"When your child has died, your last task as their mother is to grieve them." Bella returns to Forks with empty arms and an aching heart. In her past is a lost child, a broken marriage, and a beloved parent gone. In her future is Edward Cullen and his strange family. What do they want from her? Can a heart thrice broken bear the risk of making a new start? Vampire AU. Rated M

The Game by cynosure23-rec'd by Nic
"Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life." When Edward and Bella meet, they both fall hard. But nothing is easy, and together, they must learn how to make the most of this opportunity. 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 Reaper by Miss Baby-rec'd by MariahajilE
The people of the small, coastal town of Flint's Landing came to know the sea as a cruel mistress. So when she claimed yet another ship during a terrible storm, nobody expected a lone, female survivor to wash ashore. Her past was clouded in mystery; her memories lost at sea. But as her secrets slowly resurfaced, one truth stood out among the unknown: someone was trying to kill her. Rated M

The Stable Boy by fitterhappier-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
"Blame it or praise it, there's no denying the wild horse in us." Rated M

Monday, April 11, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've been discussing some fics we've been missing and we've been discussing some NEW things we've discovered. Sometimes the authors just need a nudge of encouragement to remind them their fics are missed. Some just need to know they are on the right track and we are here reading their work.  So don’t forget to leave these authors some reviews of encouragement and support. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A May to December Romance by Positively Fourth Street-rec'd by CarrieZM
My name is Isabella Swan and today, I signed a contract that would put me in the steel tight clutches of a man I didn't know, for four years. A girl's gotta pay for college somehow, right? AH. Come meet 'Sugar Daddy' Edward. Twilight - Rated: M

AB Negative by Ooza-rec'd by SixDlb5
Since making their species known, vampires have been met with varying degrees of acceptance. Bella just wants to meet one. When Edward opens up to her, their relationship takes a turn neither expected. But there are unknown dangers in a world where humans and vampires struggle to coexist, and it isn't always clear who the enemy is. Rated M

Bound for Glory by wtvoc -rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
A new fic by jandco & withthevampsofcourse- A ridiculous tale of accidental misdemeanors, felonies, past affairs and six kids on the run from life. Not necessarily realistic, but AH anyway. Rated M

Come Undone by GemmaH-rec'd by SixDlb5
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

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool-recd by LayAtHomeMom
"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

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

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

Honor by Content1-rec'd by Nic
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

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305-rec'd by Nic
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

My Sweet Variable by LifeInTheSnow-rec'd by EdMazing
He white-knuckles his pen, dragging a line of ink across the page. I can guess which passage he's marking: "All things truly wicked start from an innocence." Hemingway wouldn't have known about us. No one does. Teenage E/B, AH, quasi-dystopian. 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

Ordinary Girl by sparklymeg-rec'd by SixDlb5
Comfortable. Safe. Protected. Ordinary. This way no one can break her again. He's a beautiful stranger in a bar who is determined to be let in. Drabble-ish, short chapters, All human, rated M. drabble fic which turned into more - longer chapters further into the story. COMPLETE. Rated M

The Fall by MissWinkles-rec'd by SixDlb5
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 Fence by winterhorses-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

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