Monday, July 17, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s hot outside and TLS is turning up the heat for our July recommended fic list! We’ve tossed in some old favorites and some NEW must-reads. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we are. Dive on in and let the writers know where you saw them recommended, when you leave them lots of love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Baby Whisperer by Compass54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11041772/1/Baby-Whisperer
She manipulated me so easily. Twenty-one, beautiful and curious is a perilous mix. Host's Choice and Judge's Choice in the May to December Romance Contest. Rated M

Dank by nadiak
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9949005/1/Dank
She wants a thrill and she finds it in the bad boy from the dangerous side of the tracks. Watch them both intertwine themselves into worlds they never even belonged in. Learning the best lesson there is. We're all different but yet the same. Rated M

Destiny by Iridescent Silver
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12450406/1/Destiny
Trains ran late. Yet destiny was on track. Rated M

I Love You, I Know by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12555499/1/I-Love-You-I-Know
Bella's boyfriend of nine years dumped her at the Happiest Place on Earth wearing one half of a couple's themed t-shirt. Somehow, on one of the worst days of her life, she wound up sitting next to a man wearing the other half of her shirt, also wandering Disneyland alone and partnerless. It was a sign. Of what, neither of them knew. Rated M

Irrevocable Trust by Shellyduran
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9558463/1/Irrevocable-Trust
The Cullen children are adult trust fund babies; dependent on company CFO Bella Swan to keep them in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. Prodigal son Edward returns to claim his rightful place as the next CEO just as the Cullens' world is set to crumble. Can he trust Bella? Rated M

It’s Time: Bella’s Story by Honeymoon Edward 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12456660/4/It-s-Time-Bella-s-Story
Unbeknownst to her, Isabella Swan's fate was sealed when she was 13 years old. Six years have passed and Edward Cullen has determined that it's time to make himself known.
Rated M

Me and You by cynosure23
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12317261/1/Me-and-You
It's all about me and you. Rated M

More Than Anyone by MujerN
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

Punch Me, Love Me, Save Me by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4837391/1/Punch-Me-Love-Me-Save-Me
Edward Cullen is an alcoholic who hits rock bottom. One day, his sister Alice is handed a card – Only Call If Desperate & ALL Else Has Failed. She makes the call that will change her brother's life. His savior? Bella Swan. Complete Rated M

Quiet On The Set by duhitsangie
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6689505/1/Quiet-On-The-Set
America's sweetheart Isabella Swan and Hollywood's playboy Edward Cullen are cast together in an upcoming movie. Will there be sparks or will things just be quiet on the set? And is everything the tabloids say just as it seems? Rated M

Seismic Shift by MeteorOnAMoonlessnight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12551082/1/Seismic-Shift
Earthquakes so rarely occur in the Pacific Northwest that the phenomenon causes the members of the Quileute tribe to investigate. They never would have expected to find her. She is stubborn, wild, and fiercely independent, and she willfully goes against everything they try to teach her. Especially when it comes to staying away from vampires. AU/Supernatural Rated M

Strong Foundations by PlotBunnyWranglers
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10654999/1/
When an amazing opportunity finally comes up to have everything they want, will they take it? Can they remain professional for the sake of success? Celebrating never felt so good. Rated M

Swifter Than The Stars by belladonnacullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12562196/1/
Once upon a time there was a girl who met a boy. She didn’t want to leave home. He never wanted to go back to his. Together they discover more about themselves than they ever could have imagined alone. About stars, science, souls and young love. ExB, AH, rated M.

The Monster in Me by EdwardsEternal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837170/1/The-Monster-in-Me
She arrived unexpectedly. I lusted after her body and blood. She would be mine. All of her. The monster in me demanded it. Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest Rated M

The Siren’s Curse by aushapasha
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12563280/1/The-Siren-s-Curse
A crime. A curse. A beautiful siren compelled to kill. Bella's bloodlust won't be slaked until she's slain the entire lineage of the men who wronged her. Including the last Cullen. AU, Canon Couples Rated M

Monday, July 3, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Can you believe we have already reached the halfway point in the year and there are still more fics to discover?! We brought you a list of some old and new favorites to keep you out of the heat. However, we can’t be held responsible for a different kind of heat that evolves! We hope you enjoy them, as much as we do. Be sure to let the writers know where you saw them featured. Enjoy!

For our American followers, have a safe and happy 4th!

♥ Nic & Six


 

A Compendium of Thoughts by ItIsRaining
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6878388/1/A_Compendium_of_Thoughts
After Edward is struck with a serious illness, Bella offers to give  him a  ride to school every day. His musings on life are priceless and  unique.  Based in its entirety on a true story.Twilight - Rated: M

A May to December Romance by Positively 4th Street
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6632226/1/A_May_to_December_Romance
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

A Thousand Leaves by BellaSunshine  
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6276284/1/A-Thousand-Leaves
Isabella Swan grew up as the best friend of Alice Cullen, younger sister  of Edward Cullen, who was never nice to Bella despite her being an  "honorary Cullen." Everything changes when Edward is sent to prison for  the murder of Bella's mother. Rated M

Bare Naked, Bone Deep by belladonnacullen
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7706082/1/
Bella has a fetish. Edward has a passion. What happens when fine art   meets full frontal? An Ivy League romance with a twist. Rated  M

Burn by Compass54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8999279/1/Burn
"I'm going up to see that bastard right now and ask him if he feels good about what he's done! I might even punch him for the hell of it!" Uh oh, and now their offices are going to be right next to each other! She wants nothing to do with him. He thinks she's wonderful. Danger and mystery will bring these two together so their love can ignite. Rated M

Burning Saints by LayAtHomeMom 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12547589/1/Burning-Saints
As this saint burns, so will burn my soul should I betray the oath of Omertà. I enter alive and will have to leave dead. Rated M

Contractually Bound by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9193694/1/Contractually-Bound
She'd cost him everyone he'd ever loved. Surely a few months of marriage wasn't too high a price for her to pay in compensation. Rated M

Crash by author-insert-self
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12518080/1/
High school senior, Edward Cullen, finds himself stranded in the Canadian wilderness with his Muslim classmate, Isabella Bajea. (Yes, Muslim.) Will our heroes learn to see past their prejudices and work together to survive? Of course they will. This is an HEA. The real question is: Will I manage to pull off this obvious piece of propaganda? I sincerely hope so. Canon couples. Rated M

For the Summer by Camoozle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5934882/1/For-the-Summer
Every year Bella waits for the 'Pay Checks' to roll into her sleepy river town and every year Edward's hers, just for the summer. AH, AU, OOC, B/E Rated: Fiction M

Indecent Proposal by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8164847/1/Indecent-Proposal
Edward's heart was broken by the girl he's loved for almost a decade.  Drifter Bella wanders into Forks aimlessly one hot summer day. When  their paths cross, he proposes a scheme to get them both their deepest  desires. But things aren't always as they seem & Fate can have other  plans. Rated M  

Man Behind the Mask by drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11066141/1/Man-Behind-the-Mask
What you see isn't always what you get. By all appearances, Masen lives  the life of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. He's living the dream that has  turned into a nightmare because his life - and his reputation - is not  his own. There must be more to life than tour buses, groupies,  paparazzi, and slimy record producers. Rated M

Perdition by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12363612/1/Perdition
If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? I had to do it to save him. Rated M

Six by Sarge's Girls
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12042869/1/Six
Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it's been proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay hidden, blending in with the average world around us...when we are anything but average. AH ExB Rated M

Summer Rain by Ninkita
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12428019/1/Summer-Rain
She walked in, with her attitude and a polka dot umbrella. Whatever else I expected this miserable, rainy night, it definitely wasn't this. Rated M

That Cowboy Dream by LadyLetters
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12313852/1/That-Cowboy-Dream
Bella is having second thoughts about the wedding to her childhood sweetheart when a chance meeting sees her spending a sizzling night with cowboy Edward. The wedding is called off but not before Edward finds out the truth. Pregnant and alone, will Bella ever find Edward again or will he fade to a cowboy dream? AU. Canon Pairings. ExB. Weekly updates. Rated M.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature




The Lemonade Stand has spent years bringing you the best the Twilight fandom has to offer, and we are delighted to have the chance  to offer you even MORE. We've enjoyed watching stories grow and develop from first post through COMPLETE, and now we're excited to share  previews of the stories that will  soon be your new addiction.

This week, TLS is proud to showcase belladonnacullen. She is well known in this fandom and very well known to TLS. She won The Lemonade Stand’s 2011 Fic of the Year with the smash hit, There is a Light. You may also know her from her other greats like The Practice of Love or The Veil. She has so many genres of great fic. Need a guaranteed good read? You’ve come to the right place, with one of the best writers this fandom has seen!


banner by RoseArcadia


Swifter Than the Stars
by belladonnacullen

Summary: Once upon a time there was a girl who met a boy. She didn’t want to leave home. He never wanted to go back to his. Together they discover more about themselves than they ever could have imagined alone. About stars, science, souls and young love. ExB, AH
Rated M


Maddy: You’re writing again, mom?

belladonnacullen: I am - a little bit, anyway.

Maddy: What’s it about?

belladonnacullen: It’s like a fairy tale, like a ‘once upon a time’ kind of story.

Maddy: Is it for kids then?

belladonnacullen: No, it’s definitely a story for grown-ups.

Maddy: What’s it about?

belladonnacullen: It’s about a girl who lives with her father. Everything I write is Twilight fanfiction, so the girl’s name is Isabella and her dad’s name is Charles. They live in a little village deep in the woods. He’s a doctor in their village, and she helps him make medicines, and helps with his patients. Her mom died when she was a baby, but before she died she used to study the stars, like an astronomer. Her mom was pretty famous for that. At night before bed Isabella and her dad tell stories about space and time and stuff.

Maddy: Like me and Mark?

belladonnacullen: Like you and Mark, but maybe if you were alive hundreds of years ago before we knew the science we know now. 

Maddy: Is that all it’s about?

belladonnacullen: Well, no. I write romance stories, so there has to be a boy.

Maddy: Or another girl!

belladonnacullen: Right, but in this one there’s a boy. He’s traveling with his dad, because he wants to see the world before he has to settle down & start his adult job. But somewhere on this journey his horse gets hurt. He loves his horse and wants to save her. There weren’t really veterinarians back then; usually they’d just put the horse down. So, he looks for a doctor to take care of his horse.

Maddy: And the girl’s father is a doctor!

belladonnacullen: Exactly. That’s how they meet. He’s the third son, and in this world I’m writing about it means that he’s supposed to become a priest. He does think a lot about God and stuff, but he has other ideas that don’t go along with the church.

Maddy: Like what?

belladonnacullen: Well, he’s pretty sure animals have souls.

Maddy: That’s weird... And interesting too. I don’t mean to say your story’s weird.

belladonnacullen: You know why I started to write this story?

Maddy: shakes her head

belladonnacullen: It’s because of something you said last summer. Do you remember what you said about the line in that song Shut Up and Dance? The line that goes,“This woman is my destiny”? You said that destiny is a thing, and a woman is her own person with her own destiny.

Maddy: Yeah, I did say that!

belladonnacullen: Somehow, you saying that inspired me to write this. 

Maddy: I don’t get it. Does she ask him to dance?

belladonnacullen: Hmmm… I haven’t written that far yet, but I know how it ends. 

Maddy: How does it end?

belladonnacullen: I’m not telling.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I’ve known belladonnacullen for a million fandom years and this lady has never failed to impress me with her writing. She always has new ideas and formats that shake our favorite characters up a bit. When she told me she was writing again, I told her she absolutely had to do a Sneak Peek with us and she, so kindly, agreed. I may be biased because I’m her pre-reader, but I think she’s worked some magic here. I hope you will put her on alert and enjoy this story, along with all of us at TLS! 

♥ Nic

Saturday, June 24, 2017

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature

 


The Lemonade Stand has spent years bringing you the best the Twilight fandom has to offer, and we are delighted to have the chance  to offer you even MORE. We've enjoyed watching stories grow and develop from first post through COMPLETE, and now we're excited to share  previews of the stories that will  soon be your new addiction.

This week, we are proud to showcase our very own multi-talented TLS Admin, LayAtHomeMom! If you have never had the pleasure of reading any of her writing, get prepared to be knocked off your feet. She’s written hits like In Your Room, Felt (who doesn’t LOVE a dirty talking Edward?!), Girl Code, and Kush. I highly recommend Every.Single.Thing. she has written and couldn’t be more excited about this NEW story she’s been telling me whispers of for quite some time.


banner by LayAtHomeMom

Burning Saints
by LayAtHomeMom

Summary:  As this saint burns, so will burn my soul should I betray the oath of Omertà. 
I enter alive and will have to leave dead. 


Mobward.

I know, I know.

It’s all been done, and it’s been done incredibly well.

But what can I say? 

I’m a sucker for a scotch-sipping, gun-toting, ball-breaking, Edward with a chip on his shoulder, and a fedora tilted just so. Throw in a Chicago accent and a sworn oath to the most ruthless crime syndicate of the era, and hot damn … you know I’m about that life.

Sweeten the deal by adding a young Bella with a backbone, a little ambition, and just enough of her daddy’s political clout in the Windy City to elevate a certain made man and his Outfit from wise guys to legitimate power players among the Gold Coast’s elite … you know I’m down for all of that too.

So, if Mobward is your jam, this might be a fic for you. Fair warning, though - this story is rated M for pearl-clutch-inducing situations such as violence, corruption, ball-busting, and gratuitous use of the word ‘fuck’ in all of its variations. 

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Excerpt from Chapter 2

“Can I get you boys anything?” A tall blonde wearing tassels and a smile asks, bending down so her cans are level with Em’s eyes.

“Yeah, sweetheart. How about you run and fetch us a bottle of scotch?”

She makes a show of pressing her tits together. “Anything else, Mr. Cullen?”

He hands her a bill and waves her off, briefly watching her ass sway before turning back to me. “So how was Havana, huh?”

“Eh, it was okay. I didn’t mind bein’ out there.” I light a smoke and lean back in my seat. “Why? You lookin’ to get into the game down there?”

Shaking his head, he mimics my position. “Nah, just curious how the past five years were for you.”

I take a deep pull. “It was fine, I guess. I laid low for a while, then your dad sent me to see Momo.”

“How was that?”

“I learned a lot. Momo had me doin’ collections and running a few floating craps and some high limit poker games. Met a few associates here and there. All in all, I can’t complain.”

Tassels brings the scotch and makes herself scarce again when Em stands abruptly. “Follow me.”

“Where we headed?”

“Somewhere without ears.”

He leads me to a roof access door and we climb the stairs until we’re four stories above Rush Street, looking out at the city.  Em unscrews the cap and tosses it over the side of the building before taking a huge swig. “There are big changes comin’ for us, Eddie.”

“Yeah?”

He points to the skyline. “All this is gonna be ours.” 

I say nothing, letting him go on with the crazy talk. 

“And it’s all because of you.” He comes towards me and grabs the back of my neck. “You ballsy motherfucker, you.” Pulling me close, he lowers his voice, “I know what you did.”

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LayAtHomeMom is a breath of fresh air around this fandom. She is hilarious, beautiful inside and out, irreverent in all the best ways, and someone you know you will have a great time with. Whether it’s reading her amazing words or selling girl scout cookies with her or scaling parking garages in Chicago ;) Pop her on alert if you haven’t already, and join us in reading her next “drop everything” story, Burning Saints. You won’t regret it. 

 ♥ Nic 


Monday, June 19, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s hot outside and this rec list we are bringing you this week is about to make things even hotter! There are a variety of genres to choose from and an Edward for every single taste. Check out these stories and be sure to leave the writer some love, in the form of a review, and let them know where you saw them recommended. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six





A Big Enough Umbrella by bornonhalloween
Even a superhero has to pull on his tights one leg at a time. An "Old School" sequel as told by Umbrella Man himself. Rated M because they can't keep their hands off each other. Rated M

Anima gemella by Bravery89 
In the near future, productivity increases while crime decreases. Why? The government has developed a technology that determines who our soulmates are. Apparently, happy, bonded people don't break the law. Well, this system has ruined my life. I'm unhappy and fighting this bond with my deemed soulmate, Edward Cullen. Rated M 

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool
"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

Edward’s Isabella by dancer54
Edward Cullen has abstained from human blood for over a century. Present-day Chicago, he uses his gift of telepathy to solve crimes, during an investigation he hears a madman planning to murder an innocent young woman. While intervening on her behalf, Edward loses his superior control, becoming fixated on the song of her sweet blood crying out to him. Will he answer? Rated M

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Lyrical Kris
The wake of a tragedy—a school shooting—has far reaching consequences. Edward was living his life as though he had to make up for the four people who died in front of his eyes. Bella's life had been blown apart before it really started. Two strangers who happened to come back to the scene of the crime on the same day. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican
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

Hard to Love by drotuno
I didn't know how to ask him if I was going to lose the one person that  had loved me unconditionally my entire life. Bella Swan had been in  every moment of my life since I was seven years old. Eighteen years. She  was there for it all, and it wasn't supposed to end like this.  Rated M

In the Land of Sweet Water by anna.who.was.mad 
Summer. 1957. Sixteen year old Isabella is unexpectedly thrown into the  unforgiving hive of wealth and excess that is Sweetwater, Virginia. When  she befriends a beautiful boy with shadows of his own, the two uncover a  shocking web of lies that irrevocably tie them together. Rated M    

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife 
Carl Jung once said that the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. If this is indeed true, what purpose do we serve if everything we are is a lie? Does existence define us, or do we define existence? Boldly, I walk towards my destiny to find out. (Full summary in Chapter One.) Rated M

Quarantine by MandyLeigh87
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  

The Protector by hikingurl
In a post-apocalyptic world where civilization barely survives, Edward has spent his whole life training to protect his society, his family, and the girl who has captured his heart. Rated M

Unplugged by Write Sisters
Masen, rock star, had it all—until he didn't. Now, he's trying to rebuild his life, retrace his steps and, hopefully, do it all again, only right this time. Bella Swan had her heart broken, her confidence dashed, and her trust in love destroyed by Edward Cullen. It's taken her years to get over his betrayal, and now, having finally gotten her life together, he's back. Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2
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

Where I Belong by bnpwrites
Bella Swan never expected superstar Edward Cullen to wander into Walgreen's and she never expected him to change her life. Rated M

Saturday, June 17, 2017

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature



The Lemonade Stand has spent many years bringing you the best the Twilight fandom has to offer, and we are very happy to have the chance  to offer you even MORE. We've loved watching stories grow and develop from first post through COMPLETE, and now we're excited to share  previews of the stories that will  soon be your new addiction.  

This week, TLS has the talented writer, MeteorOnAMoonlessNight, as our guest! She has written an interesting collection of stories like Jack & Crush, Ex Delicto, Perdition and more, that have been featured on the TLS Rec List a number of times. Let’s check out the Sneak Peek into her new story, Seismic Shift, coming very soon!


banner by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight


Seismic Shift
by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight

Summary: Earthquakes  so rarely occur in the Pacific Northwest that the phenomenon causes the members of the Quileute tribe to investigate. They never would have  expected to find her. She is stubborn, wild, and fiercely independent, and she willfully goes against everything they try to teach her. Especially when it comes to staying away from vampires.


How did you come up with the story?
I  came up with the idea for this story when I was looking at Twilight pictures on Tumblr that focused on the wolf pack. I came across the  quote that I used on the banner, and the words “some days I am more wolf  than woman” pretty much nailed the concept for the story. Combine that with gorgeous pictures of the Olympic National Forest, and I decided I wanted a Bella that was raised by wolves. While I was kicking around  title ideas with my beta (Sarcastic Bimbo), she came up with Seismic Shift, and I knew I had to tie in earthquakes. Bella has no recollection  of her past or how she came to be a shapeshifter; she doesn’t have Quileute blood, but she still considers them family because they have spent years raising her as their own. Her independence is reflected in  her refusal to toe the line, resulting in extreme tension between the  vampires and the werewolves. We follow her journey as she struggles to find her place in the world off the reservation, with Edward by her side. With or without the tribe’s permission.

The  result is an AU story complete with beautiful imagery, a swoon-worthy Edward, a tenacious Bella that can keep pace with him, and an impending war between vampires and werewolves. Whose side will Bella take?

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Excerpt from Chapter 3

"Your laugh carves its signature into my subconscious until I feel you everywhere I am.”

I  stopped; stopped laughing, or thinking, or breathing. I moved the few feet between us and stood vulnerable before him. My hand raised of it's  own volition, hesitantly touching his cheekbone. Ancient warnings  whispered in my ear of the dangers of blood drinkers, but I ignored  them.

“You won't hurt me.”

Edward stared into my eyes as he answered my statement. “I could not, or I would be hurting myself immeasurably.”

The pads of my fingers burned as they met with his skin, matching my internal temperature. I'd never felt connected  to any person before. It was a novel feeling, the way my heart pumped  faster, my senses heightened and seemed to home in on Edward.

“Where did you come up with something so beautiful to say?” I asked softly, staring into warm butterscotch.

“You,” Edward said simply. “The words come when I see you, crowding my brain.”  He caught the fingers that still brushed against his cheek and pressed  my palm to his face.

I would be consumed by the fire, and gladly. This creature made of ice would burn me alive. “Do you feel it?”

“There is a connection,” he agreed. His breath washed across my face, smelling sweetly of mint.

“Why do you think that is? We couldn't be more different if the cosmos had tried to create two opposite beings.”

Edward leaned even closer, his face inches from mine. “Perhaps the cosmos created you for me.”

The thought of that had my body vibrating. I stepped away quickly, horrified at the thought of phasing so close to him. The destruction would be devastating for the both of us.

“Did I say something wrong?” he questioned in confusion.

I held my hands in front of me to ward him off. My arms trembled, the glittering noticeable as I fought to clamp down the urge to become  completely primal. “No. No. Just give me- a minute.”

I focused on Edward as I gritted my teeth and locked my body down. His expression was one of concern, a frown wrinkling his perfect brow. When I had tamed the beast within, the shaking subsided, and I felt drained. I sank to the ground, laying my face on the bent grass, concentrating on breathing steadily as I heard him come over.

“Bella? Are you alright? What was that?” Edward's elegant fingers brushed through my hair as I recovered.

“I almost shifted in front of you,” I whispered. My eyelids slipped closed as he stroked my temple gently.

“And that would have been a tragedy, would it not?” His velvet voice was lulling me to sleep.

“Mmm hmm.” My last conscious thought was that I was a werewolf in a vulnerable position, trusting my well being to a vampire.

I  woke alone, sitting up slowly and glancing around. The clouds hovered near the ground, and it was nearing nightfall. I would be in trouble when I made it home. I stretched before starting to jog in the direction of the reservation. I had to face the music, but I wasn't looking  forward to it.

It was Sam that greeted me at the border, as though he had been watching somehow, or just pacing neurotically in hopes of running into me.

“Bella!” he called my name sharply. Sam was tall, towering over the others easily. His black hair was cut close, and it was as shiny as his coat  was when he phased. “Where have you been?” he demanded.

I walked up to him, my arms crossed in front of me. “I fell asleep in the woods.”

“You ask for danger, Bella. You invite it upon yourself, upon us all. I know you go past the boundary, or I could keep better watch. Why do you do this? Why do you make me lecture you about the dangers out there?” He paced as he spoke, and he was indeed lecturing me.

“I'm no Goldilocks, Sam, and I'm not afraid of bears. Are you?” I lifted my brow in challenge.

He stopped in front of me. “You know the only thing we have to fear is the cold ones. The same that live nearby have lived here before. We have no  proof of the safety of being off the treaty lands!”

“I know you believe it, Sam. But I don't. I've seen no reason to agree, no proof.”

“What is that stench?” he said suddenly. He leaned forward and sniffed at me, then leaped away as though he'd been burned. “You've been around one!”  he accused.

“I haven't!” I lied. “I just ventured near a place where maybe one had been. I smelled it too, so I left.”

“I don't believe you,” he snarled.

“I  don't care.” I turned away from him and headed off to my own house, my heart pounding. It took ages to finally calm down enough to sleep, but  when I did my head was filled with dreams of Edward.



I’ve been a fan of MeteorOnAMoonlessNight for a while now and continue to enjoy reading her unique story lines. She never fails to surprise me with her interesting spin on our beloved characters. Be sure to put her on alert and join us in reading Seismic Shift!

~ Nic



Monday, June 5, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

There has been a lot of new writing and new writers in the fandom lately, and it’s refreshing to see. We have compiled a fresh list for you to check out and find your new favorites! We have a few we drop everything for and we can’t wait to see if yours are the same. Check these out and leave the writers some love, letting them know where you saw them recommended. If you have a fic you drop everything for, that we aren’t reading yet, feel free to share with one of us, so we can check it out.

♥ Nic & Six


Capo Di Tutti Capi by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12491264/1/Capo-Di-Tutti-Capi
Edward and Isabella Cullen run MC Enterprises and the Cullen mafia, making them Seattle's most important power couple. But what will become of them all when she's sick of the business? Rated M

Cerebral by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12405359/1/Cerebral
Edward Cullen was just the competition—the only other neurosurgeon possibly as good as she was in three states—until the day Bella's husband landed on his table. She'd never liked Edward, but after he killed her husband, she hated him. Too bad he got in her head the same way he got under her skin. Rated M

Continuance by Punchanella
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5198460/1/Continuance
Edward Cullen is a hot shot associate in the D.A.'s office. Bella Swan is at the top of her game as a defense attorney for the most prestigious firm in Seattle. Will these courtroom rivals give in to their desires or will arrogance keep them apart? Rated M

Denver Paranormal Society by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6437814/1/Denver-Paranormal-Society
Sequel to She Speaks Fear and Truth. Follow Edward and Bella's paranormal investigation team, as they work frightening cases. With Bella's abilities will it only bring the team to more harm? Their relationship is put to the ultimate test. Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/24/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Hey There by completerandomness12
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11325651/2/Hey-There
Sequel to Hello Again. Famous power couple Edward and Bella couple juggle a budding empire and 5 rowdy kids. Will things go smoothly or will fame whores and gossip hounds ruin their perfect life? Rated M

I Will Try by StillDreaming85
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12488415/1/I-Will-Try
My ex-boyfriend came crashing back into my life after he got fed-up dealing with my crazy family's issues. Former Marine Cullen, turned P.I. says he is back to protect me, whether I like it or not. I guess that's how we ended up in bed together. Rated M

Just This Side of Crazy by deviant bamboo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508650/1/Just-This-Side-of-Crazy
I deal in crazy all day long, but meeting her made me question my own sanity. Maybe she was certifiably insane, but I believed her. So what did that make me? Rated M

Oh Baby! by MyWindowIsOpen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12504705/1/Oh-Baby
Edward and Bella are best friends, have been for years. They'd do anything for each other, but would Edward asking her to help him and his wife, Tanya have a baby be the breaking point? Can she sacrifice herself to help them? Will their friendship be able to survive?
Rated M

Say Goodbye by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8800933/1/Say-Goodbye
Sadness, anger, acceptance, love. This is the story of Bella Cullen's goodbye. Rated M

Such a Simple Fool by BringMeYourLove
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4919646/1/Such-a-Simple-Fool
It's like there's two you's; a public you that everyone see's, and a private one, that's stuck, always stuck, forever. Rated M

The Archer by Camilla10
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6669956/1/The-Archer
This is a supernatural love story, telling the tale of a princess in peril and of the mythical creature who saves her. The time? Oh, some 2700 years ago. Rated M

The Devil’s Plan by ruinedbyrob
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12154644/1/
Banned from Heaven for thinking himself above God, Lucifer bides his time searching for a way to gain his reentry into Heaven and taking the throne of God for himself. He has waited centuries for the one he needs to be born. The lives of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are about to be changed forever, if they are not strong enough for the fight ahead, mankind will pay the price. Rated M

Tomorrow by Samx5453
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5611956/1/Tomorrow
Bella is chosen to pretend to be the billionaire, Edward Cullen's, girlfriend for the holidays. Her vengeful Aunt Lady Hannigan and the situation its self could bring this crashing down on them both. Will either be able to make it through the holidays? Rated M

What Have We Done? by ladylibre
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12499419/6/What-Have-We-Done
Fed up with her family's mourning since leaving Bella behind, Rosalie returns to Forks to prove that the stupid human is just fine without them. But what she finds is not what she expected. And that will not do. **A canon-based, drabblish AU New Moon fic. Rated M

Monday, May 22, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We compiled an unforgettable list this week for you and we’re excited to share it with you. There are some old favorites, new fics, and a revival fic or two! Ditch whatever Monday responsibilities are calling your name and check it out! Leave the writer some love and let them know where they were recommended!

♥ Nic & Six



Abbracciare Il Cantante by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12389830/1/
I am re-posting the first fanfic I ever wrote. It is not edited, or unchanged at all. Way back in the day, I wondered what would have happened if Edward left Forks when Bella arrived. SM provided awesome characters and inspiration. All of the what-ifs were mine. The mistakes are mine, too. Rated M

After Jane Died by beegurl13
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9252977/1/After-Jane-Died
Bella had the perfect life – amazing husband, wonderful children, great family...until one night it came crashing to an end. Struggling to care for her children and put her life back together, she wonders if she'll ever be happy again. But the hardest part just might be the confusing things she feels for Edward...her brother-in-law. Rated M

Come as You Are by tiffanyanne3 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11189591/1/Come-as-You-Are
"It's just a piece of plain notebook paper, college ruled, folded into a neat square, but it's so much more than that. You're right. I was oblivious to your existence. But then you sent me this letter." It's 1996 in Seattle, and Edward cares about blending in, not fitting in. Until Bella takes the time to really see him. Rated M

Complicated by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8615680/1/Complicated
High school relationships are always more complicated than they should be. Usually, those complications are made up of the drama that is teenage life. Sometimes... it's really complicated. Edward and Bella were already there before the surprise of their young lives threw them into a life they weren't remotely prepared for. Rated M

Flirting With Disaster by WritingRebecca
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12461237/1/Flirting-With-Disaster
After witnessing a murder, in one night, Bella is transformed from hotel maid to wife of Edward Cullen, an international arms dealer; after all, wives can't be forced to testify against their husbands! Suddenly dropped in a life of shocking wealth and deadly business deals, she must navigate a sham marriage to a seductive criminal while fending off handsome FBI agent Jacob. Rated M

Going Down by Redtini
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904848/1/Going-Down
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. Rated M

Hello Again by completerandomness12 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8554154/1/Hello-Again
Bella is a famous Hollywood comedian. One day at Jay Leno she meets her former high school crush Hollywood hearthrob Edward Cullen. Were the feelings mutual? Hilarity ensues. Rated M

Ineffable by cynosure23 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12485117/1/Ineffable
Love is one of those things that is too great and too meaningful to be expressed in words, but we still try. Rated M

Life’s Little Choices by My-Bella
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4018353/1/Life-s-Little-Choices
Very Human Edward, Alice, Rose, Jasper, & Emmett are all friends heading off to meet Emmett's little sister for the first time. Will they get along with her, or wish they'd stayed in for the night? Rated M

Lonely Doctor by indytiff 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5850893/1/Lonely-Doctor
Bella and Edward have a history - one Bella wishes to forget. Edward re-enters her life but isn't the same Edward. Will she be able to keep their relationship professional? Rated M

Pinky Promises by CiaraShayee
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12381855/2/Pinky-Promises
When two little girls were allowed to walk home from school one bright spring day nobody could've predicted the events that followed. The way two families were torn apart by the vendetta of a deranged man. Twelve years on, we'll watch as two girls stolen away from their homes at eight years old fight to take back their lives. If only it were as simple as escaping. Rated M

Saudade by Violet Bliss 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12326133/1/Saudade
Unhappy with her monotonous and seemingly aimless life, 24 year-old Bella Swan sends a wish up into the universe for more. It answers, leading her back to Forks, for a chance to fulfil the destiny always planned for her. But will the reluctant, handsome and butterscotch-eyed Dr Edward Cullen let her? Rated M

Snowbound by A Cullen Wannabe
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12343427/1/Snowbound
The blizzard of the century strands two strangers together in New York for a few days to wait out the storm. Neither thought they would ever fall in love again, but sometimes fate seems to change all of your plans. But what if fate has a cruel streak? Rated M

Tennis Balls and Sports Bras by krnycorn
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8680256/1/Tennis-Balls-and-Sports-Bras
Bella hits Reebok guy in the head with a tennis ball, witnesses him initiate a one-night stand with Boobs girl, & then rants about her feelings on the matter to Good-Looking guy.Rated M

There Goes My Life by TheStrong1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12336160/1/There-Goes-My-Life
Thirty-year-old Edward Cullen seems to have it all. Loving parents, a hot young secretary, he's one of San Francisco's most eligible bachelors and also Vice President of Cullen, Inc. His life is perfect until he receives an unexpected phone call that changes everything. Rated M

Monday, May 8, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have found a ton of new and under-appreciated stories for you this week! We hope you will be as intrigued as we are by the start of these new ones. We also hope you enjoy the older ones along with us. Check out this list and maybe find a new favorite “drop everything” fic. Be sure and leave the writers some love telling them you saw them recommended on The Lemonade Stand. Enjoy!!

♥ Nic & Six



Beautiful World by Wonwordful
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7791614/1/Beautiful-World
It's a time when chaos, terror and curses reign supreme. No one is truly free but some have even less than others. The meeting of two souls, twin desires in a sea of secrets, is a struggle for trust and meaning. Rated M

Compass by anna.who.was.mad
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898255/1/Compass
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.
Rated M

Crosshairs: The Whole Story by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12460923/2/Crosshairs-The-Whole-Story
In Edward's world, family meant everything. Caught in the crosshairs of loyalty, corruption, and love, Edward had a duty to fulfill. This is the whole story. Rated M

derivation by cupcakeriot
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12376142/1/derivation
(noun) derivation. the obtaining of something from a source or origin. "All it takes is a touch," Bella says - and that is how she reveals that there is more to her than meets the eye. Little did she realize that she also had a derivative, one that she could scarcely predict. A Twilight Re-Telling. Rated M

Emotional Warfare by completerandomness12
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8550424/1/Emotional-Warfare
Geeky Edward Cullen is dumped by his high school sweetheart...alone...in a parking lot...with an engagement ring in his pocket. To avoid looking pathetic at his parents' New Years celebration, he enlists the help of his beautiful, and mysterious friend Bella to pose as his girlfriend. Hilarity ensues. Rated M

Even In Death by Drotuno
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. Rated M

Flight 2804 by movieandbookgirl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4527571/1/Flight-2804
Edward is a US Air Marshal working to protect our country from air attacks. Bella is a flight attendant on one of the flights he's monitoring. What happens when he can't get her off of his mind? Can he protect her and an entire flight from imminent danger. Rated M

Hello, Goodbye by FallingInLoveInDecember
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12351843/1/Hello-Goodbye
A victim on youth and adult situations. Tragedy that refused to heal struck and Bella ran from Edward and their upcoming marriage. Five years later she returns when Carlisle Cullen leaves her a portion of his ranch in his will only to be confronted with all the ghosts she left behind- including an angry, cold, and unforgiving Edward. Rated M

It’s Time: Bella’s Story by Honeymoon Edward
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12456660/1/It-s-Time-Bella-s-Story
Unbeknownst to her, Isabella Swan's fate was sealed when she was 13 years old. Six years have passed and Edward Cullen has determined that it's time to make himself known. Continuation of Original One Shot for We Love Mobward Contest. BPOV Rated M

Lucky Girl by DaerenDydear
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12452567/1/Lucky-Girl
Dire circumstances have forced Bella into a world of illegal alcohol smuggling and dangerous men. Luckily for her, that's the least of her problems. Rated M

More than Anyone by MujerN
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

The Blessing by highlanderprincess
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12449456/1/The-Blessing
After his brother dies in a car accident, Edward returns to his hometown to raise the little boy that was left behind. But raising a baby alone isn't easy, especially for a man who has spent the last few years partying and avoiding responsibilities. Can his beautiful bookworm neighbor be his saving grace? Daddyward. Lemons. Rated M

The River God’s Wife by KinkyWings
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12455364/1/The-River-God-s-Wife
In order to ensure the safety of her village, Isabella Swan is sent across the river to become the next wife of the cruel and powerful River God. At first, she detests her new life and despises her husband even more. Will she learn to accept her fate in time to realize the forces at play? More importantly, will she ever come to love her husband or is he truly beyond redemption? Rated M

True Companion by bellamarie117
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6876336/1/True-Companion
Bella Swan always believed in happily ever afters.When she marries her high school sweetheart & starts her own wedding business, she thinks she's living her dream.Then it all comes crashing down.Can a handsome photographer help her believe in love again?
Rated M

Where The Heart Is by BitterHarpy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12440422/1/Where-The-Heart-Is
"I am used to bad days as they make up most of the 365 days that we are allotted per year. This is my life, a series rainy days. And for me, when it rains it pours." But what happens when that bad luck suddenly changes at the hands of a man who rarely feels any emotion other than anger? And will it be soon enough to save the most precious person in Bella's life? Rated M

Monday, April 24, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are enjoying reading and discussing a few new stories this week at TLS. Trying to find the next big addiction, as always! We dusted off a few old favorites, as well. Stories we forgot about and that some haven’t read before. We hope you enjoy this week’s collection of fics, as much as we do. Please leave the writers some love in the form of a review, and let them know where you saw them recommended!

♥ Nic & Six



A Few Tables Away by drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11436441/1/A-Few-Tables-Away
Edward spent most of his life trying to be invisible until he got to college. All alone, 3000 miles from home, there's only one person he wishes would see him. His Library Girl, just a few tables away. Rated M

A Thousand Leaves by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6276284/1/A-Thousand-Leaves
Isabella Swan grew up as the best friend of Alice Cullen, younger sister of Edward Cullen, who was never nice to Bella despite her being an "honorary Cullen." Everything changes when Edward is sent to prison for the murder of Bella's mother. Rated M

Between Us by Nuttyginger
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8442865/1/Between_Us
He was the same and different all in one body. The boy I had once loved had turned into a man...temptation in a tie, had swagger for days...and a curious British lilt that makes my insides tumble. Could we ever be what we were or am I just completely screwed? Rated M

Dank by nadiak
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9949005/1/Dank
She wants a thrill and she finds it in the bad boy from the dangerous side of the tracks. Watch them both intertwine themselves into worlds they never even belonged in. Learning the best lesson there is. We're all different but yet the same. Rated M

Ex Delicto by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12177956/3/Ex-Delicto
An imprisoned man who's run out of options to prove his innocence, a young attorney volunteering her time to help the wrongly convicted, and the actual criminal walking around free for ten years. The consequences of a crime are far reaching and often unseen. Rated M

Hold Me Down by peristew
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7949385/1/Hold_Me_Down
Not me. That's who this girl is. She is not me. And for the first time, Edward wants someone who is not me. The tequila sits at the bottom of my stomach and begins to grow tentacles. I am tequila brave. Rated M

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12401004/1/Masen-Has-Fallen
College Junior, Edward Masen's life has taken hit after hit, and he's just trying to get by as best he can. When the girl he's convinced is 'the one' stumbles into his life; he's not prepared for her or the utter disarray she brings into his life. Rated M

Outbound by aftrnoondlight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7239880/1/Outbound
Two beautiful souls humbly traveling life's lonely path, until fate suddenly shows her hand. Will Edward and Bella surrender willingly... A tender, romantic tale of love and life in the clouds. Rated M

The American President by rushed
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The-American-President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. Rated M

The Day Shift by MrsLMB
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12453162/1/The-Day-Shift
Dr. Edward Cullen was hell-bent on making Bella Swan’s life hard. And her job as a new RN at Forks Hospital , for that matter. She had no idea what she had done to deserve his wrath. And she’s had just about enough of him. She was not going to sit back and allow him to treat her this way… All human. For mature eyes only. Rated M

The Heart of Darkness by myotherlife
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9161761/1/The-Heart-of-Darkness
F.B.I agents Edward Cullen and Emmett McCarty rely on psychologist Bella Swan to help them solve their most complicated cases. But when a new case exposes the secret that Bella has kept hidden, can Edward save her before it is too late? Rated M

The Last House on Blackberry Lane by shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12301913/1/The-Last-House-on-Blackberry-Lane
A small New England town, a house shrouded in mystery and a young man who is come from away. Rated M

The Princess and the E by CLWN
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6920528/1/The-Princess-and-the-E
When Bella meets the mysterious 'E' he calls her his Princess and she's soon drawn into his dangerous world of organised crime. But this is no fairytale, so when Edward finds himself in trouble, it's up to his Princess to save him. Rated M

The Ritual by araeo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4939575/1/The-Ritual
Bella is an alcoholic struggling to deal with her traumatic past. When she meets Edward in the bar she frequents, will his help be enough to save her? Edward has just returned to Seattle and has secrets of his own when it comes to Bella. Rated M

Unexpected by RockRaven244
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7037151/1/Unexpected
An unexpected event throws Bella into the hands of the Chicago mob. Can Bella accept the path her new life is taking? And how will Edward come to terms with the idea that he is responsible for Bella's safety? Rated M

Monday, April 10, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have discovered some new stories in the fandom over the past couple weeks and TLS is really enjoying the new blood. A few established stories have also come to our attention and we wanted to share those with you, as well! Check them out and leave the writers some encouragement with a review, telling them where you found their story. Enjoy your rendezvous with reading!

♥ Nic & Six



Bella Swan USSS SPAM by LillianBroderick 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11915912/1/Bella-Swan-USSS-SPAM
Bella had worked hard  and studied hard. She graduated at the top of class. What would her  first assignment be? Rated M

Condemned to Us (Not Such A Bad Thing) by Cruiz107
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11045363/1/Condemned-to-Us-Not-Such-A-Bad-Thing
"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

Devil In Me by myonlyheroin
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11286422/1/Devil-In-Me
I've lived for over a century. I've killed, not at all caring who my victims were. I've had my fair share of obsessions, but this new one may just be the end of me. Her scent, her blood was determined to break the devil in me...free. Darkvampward AU/OOC Rated M

Edward’s Isabella by dancer54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12407218/1/Edward-s-Isabella
Edward Cullen has abstained from human blood for over a century. Present-day Chicago, he uses his gift of telepathy to solve crimes, during an investigation he hears a madman planning to murder an innocent young woman. While intervening on her behalf, Edward loses his superior control, becoming fixated on the song of her sweet blood crying out to him. Will he answer? Rated M

Just One Look by Edward’s Eternal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12427001/1/
Just one look. That's all it took. I was his. All he had to do was ask. Rated M

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12392293/3/Kaleidoscope
Carl Jung once said that the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. If this is indeed true, what purpose do we serve if everything we are is a lie? Does existence define us, or do we define existence? Boldly, I walk towards my destiny to find out. (Full summary in Chapter One.) Rated M

Old School by bornonhalloween
https://www.fanfiction.net/12286291/1
He’s old school, and I think I like it! 2nd Place Judges’ and Public Votes, P.S. I LOVE YOU CONTEST. Rated M

On The Line by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11037257/1/On-The-Line
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

Red Ranger by 2brown-eyes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12417694/1/Red-Ranger
When Bella left years ago, she never had a chance to say good-bye to her friends. When she returns, she's shocked to see that the 'group' was no longer intact. Will she be the one to get them back together, or will something else prevent it from happening. Rated M

Summer Rain by Ninkita
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12428019/1/Summer-Rain
She walked in, with her attitude and a polka dot umbrella. Whatever else I expected this miserable, rainy night, it definitely wasn't this. Rated M

Sweet Surrender by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12399974/1/Sweet-Surrender
The last thing you expect to see in a cupcake supply shop is a very large man in a pink, frilly apron. Then again, Emmett McCarty wasn't ever what anyone expected, least of all his boss, Bella. Rated M

Tension by Ta Paixao
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12426694/1/
Edward has been on the run since the death of his brother—a tragedy he's yet to cope with. But he can't hide from the memories, or their consequences. He made a promise to his brother, but keeping it might cost Edward his life when he returns to the scene of the accident. He'll soon find out he's not alone. But can he trust the enigmatic brown-eyed girl? Mobward. EPOV. Rated M

The bitter, the sweet by Rochelle Allison
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10226411/1/the-bitter-the-sweet
Bella's 24. She's got a career she loves, close family & friends, and a little girl she loves more than anything. She doesn't need anything more, but sometimes she sure wants it, and when Edward shows up he'll either upset the balance or make everything sweeter. Rated M

Tinder is the Night by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510864/1/Tinder-is-the-Night
With thousands of potential mates at your fingertips, finding a connection is just a swipe away. Sometimes you have to left swipe a lot of Mr. Wrongs to swipe Mr. Right. Rated M

Unbreak My Heart by cakes18
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12433706/1/Unbreak-My-Heart
Edward asks for a divorce moments before Bella announces she's pregnant. Bella uproots her life and moves away, vowing Edward would never know his child. What happens when they see each other years later? Rated M

Monday, March 27, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We’re happy to bring you the most recent round of TLS tested and approved fic recs. The following stories have our attention and we want to share them with you! Check them out and leave the author some love in the form of a review. Happy Reading! 

♥ Nic & Six  





A Deep Slow Panic by Myonlyheroin
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10607918/1/
It has been two years since I left her behind. Two years to the exact date. My chest rises and falls in fast succession as her heart beat thundered against my ears. She's here, I'm here and dark anxiousness sets in. Will this be our final undoing? Rated M

Bellaria by PattyRose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12208491/2/Bellaria
It is said that in the high middle ages, and in the midst of an unspeakable betrayal, a young knight made a timeless vow to his beloved wife, Bellaria: "Wait for me. I will find you…as always…for always." Rated M

Book of Monsters by author-self-insert
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

Cerebral by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12405359/1/Cerebral
Edward Cullen was just the competition—the only other neurosurgeon possibly as good as she was in three states—until the day Bella's husband landed on his table. She'd never liked Edward, but after he killed her husband, she hated him. Too bad he got in her head the same way he got under her skin. Rated M

Dark Paradise by allihavetodoisdream
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10594891/1/Dark-Paradise
She lives in a make-believe world of open roads and endless freedom to escape an addiction-riddled mother and a grabby older man with sick intentions. Adrift in a place of uncaring hearts, she makes her getaway. She finds a ratty old motel, late night smokes, a new life, and a boy with a past as clouded as her own. A boy with a dark gentleness too beautiful to ignore. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican
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

Indelible by bannerday
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10334017/1/Indelible
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

My Best Friend’s Brother by CullensFemme
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12408844/1/My-Best-Friend-s-Brother
Bella's bestfriend is getting married to the world's most boring and with that marriage comes with the mother-in-law from hell. She must work with her bestfriend's brother to find a way to save from the nightmare marriage that her friend is willing going into. Meanwhile she must deal with her attraction for that brother. Is it a recipe for disaster or will it all work out? Rated M

Saudade by Violet Bliss 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12326133/1/Saudade
Unhappy with her monotonous and seemingly aimless life, 24 year-old Bella Swan sends a wish up into the universe for more. It answers, leading her back to Forks, for a chance to fulfil the destiny always planned for her. But will the reluctant, handsome and butterscotch-eyed Dr Edward Cullen let her? AU. Rated M

Six by Sarge's Girls
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12042869/1/Six
Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it's been proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay hidden, blending in with the average world around us...when we are anything but average. AH ExB Rated M

Steady On by EdwardsEternal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11831048/1/Steady-On
The first day I saw her on the bus, was the day I lost my heart. Today, I planned on letting her know she was the one who had captured it. 1st place Public Vote and 5th place Judge's entry in the Straight thru the Heart Contest. Rated M

That Cowboy Dream by LadyLetters
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12313852/1/That-Cowboy-Dream
Bella is having second thoughts about the wedding to her childhood sweetheart when a chance meeting sees her spending a sizzling night with cowboy Edward. The wedding is called off but not before Edward finds out the truth. Pregnant and alone, will Bella ever find Edward again or will he fade to a cowboy dream? AU. Canon Pairings. ExB. Weekly updates. M for language & lemons. Rated M

The Gambit by HopeSparkles
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12389999/2/The-Gambit
Like pieces on a chess board, Edward knew this 'game' would have the desired end.
Rated M

The League by Sachiko26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11513463/1/The-League
Bella, an average college student, meets an extraordinary guy. Her life becomes anything but average as he shows her the truly magic side of life. But as she approaches her 21st birthday, she realizes magic might be in her blood. Rated M

Volition by Rochelle Allison
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5115662/1/Volition
It's Belfast, N.Ireland and the year is 1972. Bella's worried about her brother and his best friend, Edward, and their dangerous involvement in the Irish Republican Army. Is it really wise to fall in love with a rebel?  Rated M

Monday, March 13, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

There’s plenty to love about this week’s TLS rec list. We’re excited about a well-loved re-post, a couple of surprise updates out of nowhere, and some brand new fics that are updating regularly. What more could we ask for! Dive in, find a new favorite, then let the writers know TLS sent you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six  





A May to December Romance by Positively Fourth Street
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6632226/1/A_May_to_December_Romance
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. Rated M

Abbracciare Il Cantante by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12389830/1/
I am re-posting the first fanfic I ever wrote. It is not edited, or unchanged at all. Way back in the day, I wondered what would have happened if Edward left Forks when Bella arrived. SM provided awesome characters and inspiration. All of the what-ifs were mine. The mistakes are mine, too. Rated M

Breakdown by Felecity Deadwood
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7694688/1/Breakdown
What if Charlie and Renee institutionalized Bella after Edward left and it only damaged her further? What if Edward returned to beg her to take him back only to find her broken? Could his love repair the damage? B/E Canon couples. NOW COMPLETE. Rated M

Free by cynosure23
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12053442/1/Free
Bella has never been free. But maybe Edward can change that. Rated M

Girl Code by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10486974/1/
Friends are forever, boys are whatever - unless it's Edward Cullen. Then the gloves come off. Rated M

Hay Bales and Hot Bylines by KoalaLou
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12246981/1/Hay-Bales-and-Hot-Bylines
My entry in the Falling Into Autumn Contest. I won Judges Vote – 1st Place, Public Vote 3rd Place, and 2 Judges Picks. "My first serious journalistic field assignment was to cover the 35th Forks Fall Festival. Who do I run up against but the hottest byline in the county...I couldn't believe this was happening. "Out of all the guys in Forks, it was him. Of course it was him." Rated M

Infinite Visibility by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9198986/1/Infinite-Visibility
"Bella, I'm not perfect." "I've loved perfect before, and he broke me anyway." (A "Twilight"/"Remember Me" crossover.) Rated M

Inhuman Nature by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12015038/1/
This is the story of two vampires. One sinister monster who collected the humanity of others. One who struggled to find the humanity he lost. This is the story of one human. Victimized by one, saved by the other, thrown into the middle of a myth, saddled with a secret terror of one monster she could only share with another. You don't need to be human to be humane. Rated M

In the Land of Sweetwater by Anna.who.was.mad
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12388967/1/
Summer. 1957. Sixteen year old Isabella is unexpectedly thrown into the unforgiving hive of wealth and excess that is Sweetwater, Virginia. When she befriends a beautiful boy with shadows of his own, the two uncover a shocking web of lies that irrevocably tie them together. Rated M

Masen Days by PurelyAmuse
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7295348/1/Masen_Days
3rd Place Winner in the Boys on Boards contest! Now an EXPANDED multi-chap! Bella meets Masen at the local skate park. He's a quiet, mysterious loner. She wants to help him, love him even. Will he let her? Or will he skate away like he always does? AH Twilight  Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837255/1/More-than-Skin-Deep
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

Stricken by myonlyheroin
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12391314/1/Stricken
Grief affects everyone differently. Some flounder. Some ignore it all together. Some Just move on and go through the motions. But some remain stagnate, trapped in their grief, allowing it to consume them completely. Epov. Olderward. AH Rated M

Tangled Up in Blue by TxBirdie
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5945379/1/Tangled_Up_In_Blue
Edward Cullen is looking for inspiration to write THE American novel. Bella Swan is looking for inspiration, any inspiration, to pull her from her doldrums existence. But what they find in each other, neither of them could have expected. Rated M

The Student Teacher by Olivejuice26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11236795/10/The-Student-Teacher
High school English teacher Bella Swan is content in a job that she loves, spending her days doing her life's passion. Things get interesting when a handsome young student teacher is assigned to work with her for a semester. Can she focus on her job, or will young Mr. Cullen be the distraction she didn't realize she wanted? Rated M

Vices by allihavetodoisdream
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

Monday, February 27, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have a diverse variety of fic choices to help improve your Monday. We have some fledgling fics, some established ones capturing our attention with every update, and some old faithfuls we are revisiting. Whatever your taste in fic, we have a sample of something just for you! We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Be sure to let the author know where you saw them recommended when you leave them some love. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six 




Accidentally in Love by Missus T
A personal ad for a fake fiancée leads to something they never expected. Two lonely souls discover that faking it might be the best thing that ever happened to them. ExB AH Rated M

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool
"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

Derivation by cupcakeriot
(noun) derivation. the obtaining of something from a source or origin. "All it takes is a touch," Bella says - and that is how she reveals that there is more to her than meets the eye. Little did she realize that she also had a derivation, one that she could scarcely predict. A Twilight Re-Telling. Rated M

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Lyrical Kris
The wake of a tragedy—a school shooting—has far reaching consequences. Edward was living his life as though he had to make up for the four people who died in front of his eyes. Bella's life had been blown apart before it really started. Two strangers who happened to come back to the scene of the crime on the same day. Rated M

Incognito by Ericastwilight
Edward Cullen just wants to join the masses at an annual event, but he needs a disguise. Will the young artist help him walk around incognito or expose him before the day even starts? A birthday fic for MyHeroin1 Rated M

Key West by Pattyrose
Bella is 5 minutes away from what's to be her happiest day - when a phone call changes it all. Frustrated and pissed-off, she embarks on a 10 day vacay to Key West, hoping for some space in which to clear her head, but when she meets the cocky, flirty and sexy-as-sin diving instructor, her plans take a much steamier turn. Rated M

More than Anyone by MujerN
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

My Sweet Variable by LifeInTheSnow
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

Perdition by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? I had to do it to save him. Rated M

Quarantine by MandyLeigh87
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 

The Other Twin by symphiann
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 Student Body by Drotuno
When Bella's subject drops out of her experiment with less than two months left before her thesis is due, she panics. In walks Edward Cullen, best friend and fellow med student. Staying clinical may prove difficult when things get personal. Rated M

The Veil by Belladonna Cullen
You always have the choice between life and death... until you don't. There is poetry at the beginning and end of our journey, but it's what you make of the interim that counts. BxE
Rated M

Thrust by exboyfriend
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

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2
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