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