Monday, March 28, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. Now, it’s time to share what we’ve been reading and discussing lately! We hope you will enjoy these stories and authors as much as we have. Remember to let the author know where you saw their story featured and leave them some love in the form of a review.

♥ Nic & Six


A Rae of Light by MidnightLove57-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11610083/1/A-Rae-of-Light
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

A Weekend at Belmont by Miss Baby-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11543458/1
No matter what Carlisle's invitation had said, our weekend at Belmont would become anything but relaxing. What we never could have predicted, though, was that in the midst of broken hearts and old resentments getting a new, unwelcome breath, there was also a killer walking among us. And everyone was a suspect..even me. Rated M

After Hours by Edward's Eternal-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11724402/1/After-Hours
A late, anxious patient. A compassionate nurse. What happens when comfort becomes something else? Rated M

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

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom/Nic
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

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

In the Pines by Soleil2-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody!!
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11139132/1/
They all loved her. One of them killed her. Rated M

Playing Cops and Vloggers by LyricalKris-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
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

The Consequences of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock-rec'd by Billi Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10348853/1/The-Consequence-of-Miracles
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. Rated M

The Empty Bag by krnycorn-rec'd by Six Dlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11483103/1/The-Empty-Bag
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

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

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

Until we taste the same by Lillian Broderick-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11814363/1/Until-we-taste-the-same
Blood has been spilled on both sides and the only way to ensure loyalty is also through blood. Mobward. HEA. AH. Rated M

Vices by allihavetodoisdream-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11335933/1/Vices
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

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

Monday, March 14, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday! While we are all anxiously waiting for our favorite contest entries to be continued, we thought you might like to check out the latest list of TLS approved recs!  Be sure to let the authors know where you saw them featured and leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six


Balancoire by Gemini13me-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10251343/1/Balan%C3%A7oire
"Perfect balance is like a razor's edge; it can be found only in the Self." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Rated M

Beneath the Surface by My-Bella-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7558623/51/Beneath-The-Surface
One summer, an internship in Africa, bloodlust, sharp teeth, and a boatload of fear are all that stand in the way of Bella Cullen landing a job at the Atlanta Aquarium - As long as she doesn't count cocky shark expert Edward Masen on her list. Rated M

Dark Games & Twisted Minds by Katinki-rec’d by Billi Cullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5467692/1/Dark-Games-Twisted-Minds
2010 Indie Award Winner. A decades-long feud between two powerful vampires. A contest. A deadly game of cat and mouse. A woman's fate rests in his hands... but he can save her only if he manages not to kill her himself first. AU.  Rated M

Emotionally Unavailable by UserName34567-rec'd by SusanQSusan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11809325/1/Emotionally-Unavailable
Bella and Edward meet when their hearts are tied elsewhere. AU/AH. A 30-chapter story. Updates on Monday and Friday. Rated M

Experiment Me This by Mortissues-rec'd by MariahajilE
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

Glass House by Livie79-rec’d by Maplestyle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8412484/1/Glass_House
Edward and Bella had it all, but one night changed everything. How will they survive when it all comes crashing down? Love, lies, loss...life. This is that story. Rated M

In the Woods by Oprah Winfrey-rec'd by Ed Mazin
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7490217/1/In-the-Woods
A serious case of writer's block, an isolated cabin in the mountains, and a mysterious, surly stranger who is not looking for company. Mature Content. Very AU. Rated M

In Your Room by Layathomemom-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8664104/1/In-Your-Room
After years of bedroom boredom with Missionary Mike, can Bella find the sexual salvation she's seeking in the arms of campus hottie, Edward Cullen? Rated M for Edward's dirty mouth, Bella's inner whore, embarrassing situations and lemons galore. 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

Knocked Up and Flying Solo by EllieJacks-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11230427/15/Knocked-Up-and-Flying-Solo
Bella has to come to terms with being pregnant and single. Rated M

Marked by LyricalKris-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11794918/1/
Everyone is born with a unique tattoo. Whenever they fall in love, no matter the circumstances, that person's tattoo appears somewhere on their body. It's not such an easy thing to wear your heart on your skin. After all, love comes as she pleases. Unrequited. Uninvited. Undeniable. 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

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

The Invisible Line by Littlecat358-rec'd by Sixdlb5/Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6834033/1/The-Invisible-Line
Edward and Bella, friends since high school, are very close. So close, that the line between friendship and something more is often blurred. Will they ever cross the line or will they always teeter on the edge of what could be? 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