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


  1. You should of added What happens in vegas, doesn't always stay there by weekittyandtat. It's really good.
    Emily xx

  2. What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Always Stay There
    Newly divorced Bella goes to Vegas for a work conference. On the advice of friends she lets her hair down and goes out for a night on the town. When she comes back from Vegas, she finds out that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there.

  3. I'm LOVING compass so far. Awesome rec!

  4. My only comment is before you recommend any fic make sure that at least is a WIP because sometimes you recommend a fic that hasn't been updated for 3 years.

    1. Never lose hope Anonymous. Just lately a lot of fics that have been dormant for years have been updating!

    2. Hope. The only thing that makes me check 'itzmegan73's profile page, like, once every month. *lesigh*

  5. Thank you! So many great recs ☺

  6. I wish "On the Line" and "Theories of Bellativity" would update. I'm still hoping! They are both terrific stories.

  7. Huge shoutouts to the people coordinating this website and putting stuff up! You guys are sweethearts and we appreciate you.

  8. The link to Freedom in a Syringe by AntonM takes me to a Story Not Found page. Is there another way I can read this story?

  9. Thank you for sharing my story again, even after the long break in updates. Life has been brutal, but SBR is never far from my mind, and I'll be adding new chapters soon.