Monday, November 20, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This rec list is compiled to give you an escape from holiday stress! So after you gorge on all the turkey and fixins, take a peek at these gems and find your new favorite! So much better than Black Friday shopping. As always, please leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know The Lemonade Stand sent you their way. Happy Thanksgiving!

♥ Nic & Six 



A Snowfall Kind of Love by TheFicChick
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

Alaska by Anton M
For two years, Bella's had a cotton candy romance going on with her taciturn best friend. In her head. So after catching bits and pieces of Edward's unusual upbringing, Bella pays a visit to Alaska. Rated M

Dark Paradise by allihavetodoisdream
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

Fighting Destiny by TennesseeLamb
Landscape photographer Bella Swan has lived her life believing she's just not cut out for love. Enter Edward, who seems to hate her for no particular reason. Both of them are fighting something they can't control. Sometimes destiny has other plans. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry
Prompted by a feeling, Alice leads the Cullens back to Forks, but ten years is a long time in a brief human life. Edward's wish for Bella to have a nice human life seems to have been fulfilled. Bella believes that once she loved a remarkable boy, but in the end he didn't love her. Can Edward convince her she is wrong? Rated M 

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer! by MrsSpaceCowboy
Bella Swan wants an escort for Thanksgiving weekend. Edward Cullen wants a second chance. Charlie wants to know where Renee hid the key to his gun safe. Happy Thanksgiving! *First Place and Funniest Popular Vote in the Twilight of Craigslist Contest* Rated M

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable
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

Right Where I Want to Be by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Bella is an exotic dancer, and she loves her job. Edward is a millionaire with a savior complex who needs to rescue Bella. She doesn't want to be rescued, but she does want Edward for the things he does to her body. When she discovers his issues run deeper than she ever thought, will she accept him for what he can offer, or will she walk away? Rated M

Skin Deep by Shadow Masen 
Some secrets will damage your reputation. Others will ruin your social life. But then there are secrets that will change the way the world looks at you, now and forever. What would Edward be willing to do to keep such a secret? And who will pay the price? Rated M 

Swifter Than the Stars by belladonnacullen
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. Rated M

Swinging Love by Greye Granger
Bella has been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years. Their marriage has gone stale, and they know that something needs to change. It's not conventional, but maybe a swingers bar will help them get back on track...But what happens when the last person she expects to see is at the same bar with his wife? Rated M

The Consequences of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. Rated M

The Last One by ericastwilight
It's the hottest book of the season, every kid wants it. When two people who often clash at work go head-to-head for the last one on the shelf, who will come up the winner? Rated M

Whispers by hereforthestories11
New in the tiny, dirty town of Forks, Edward decides to play a rumor game with the students in school. His whispers turn into something that alienates him and the local troublemaker, Bella Swan. United they may have a chance to escape the town and the people bent on destroying them. Rated M

You’re My Best Friend by assilem33
"He looks me up and down kind of slowly, and I can feel my face flush, but I ignore the feeling because Edward is my best friend, and he's married. He's not supposed to look at me like that. I'm not supposed to like it." Rated M

Monday, November 6, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are kicking off November and the holiday season on this manic Monday morning! Can you believe only 49 days until Christmas?! Before the holiday madness creeps upon you, take some time for yourself and check out these intriguing reading recs. They will help you forget your stress and maybe even turn the heat up a bit! Please remember to leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know TLS recommended them to you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Confessions After Dark by 2DrunkUnicorns
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9613993/1/Confessions-After-Dark
"Everyone has something they'd like to confess…" Every Friday night, he calls. And every time he calls, I listen. A story about what happens when fantasy blends into reality – when the secrets we share are just as important as the secrets we keep. Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

In the Land of Sweet Water by anna.who.was.mad
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12388967/1/In-the-Land-of-Sweetwater
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

It Takes a Village by Payton79
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12710144/1/It-Takes-a-Village
Nowadays, families come in all shades and forms. When pediatrician  Edward meets the woman of his dreams, he gets more than he bargained  for. She's captivating but complicated with her unconventional family  dynamic. Does she come with more baggage—or people—than he can handle?  Will he be able to keep his distance? Sometimes, it takes a village... Rated M

Secrets of the Court by Isabelle Sumner
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12125792/1/Secrets-of-the-Court
He was empty and driven by rage, she was frightened and trapped in her  cage. Perhaps with her love or affection at least, a Beauty might save a  cold-hearted Beast: a love story set in 16th century Europe. All is  fair in love and war. (AU, no vampirism. Edward X Bella) Trilogy Part 1. Rated M

Someone Like Me by twilightladies
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089790/1/Someone-Like-Me
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rated M

The Invisible Wife by lvtwilight09
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8267279/1/The-Invisible-Wife
I shouldn't be feeling like this. I know it's wrong. I have absolutely  every reason to be happy. So why do I feel like I don't matter, like no  one even sees me, and that if I were to disappear…no one would even  bother to notice? Bella and Edward used to be a perfectly happy couple,  but they aren't anymore. Can they find their way back to each other  before it's too late? Rated M

The Journal by MsEm
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889509/1/The-Journal
His wife's journal. He shouldn't read it, but he can't help himself. Rated M

The Veil by belladonnacullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7784269/1/The-Veil
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.
Rated M

This Girl’s Life by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10652651/1/This-Girl-s-Life
Flannels, candy necklaces, Nirvana and a desire for independence for a  girl on the cusp of adulthood. He was the mystery that drew her in and  the possibility of happiness or sorrow depending on his whims. Inspired  by My So-Called Life. Rated M

This is Jeopardy! by olivejuice26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11836285/1/This-is-Jeopardy
He was slated to be the next Ken Jennings, already holding the record  for second most won games in Jeopardy! history. But after she gets the  call to be a contestant, Bella has one goal in mind: to end the reign of  Edward Cullen. Continuation of entry for Control. Possess. Seduce.  Contest. Winner of "SecretKeeper's Choice" and "Story We Want More Of"  Awards. Rated M

Through the Flames by Sparkling Twilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5883476/1/Through-the-Flames
One fateful night, 29y/o Edward must make the decision that haunts every firefighter's worst nightmares. In choosing between his life and that of another, life altering repercussions arise. Rated M. Contains graphic descriptions of fire. Rated M

Thrust by exboyfriend
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10848703/1/Thrust
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

Troika by Mortissues
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332530/1/Troika
Waking up, not matter how long it takes, should be a wonderful thing.  Powerful and liberating. Like emerging from the chrysalis. I should have  known it wouldn't be like that for me . Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2
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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Special Feature ~ Legends & Lore


Happy Halloween!! It’s the perfect time for some more of our favorite supernatural, scary and paranormal recs. Remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review.
Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these have a HEA! 

X~X~X~X


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

Bête Noir by TheQueenWriter
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8638220/1/
You are cordially invited to spend Halloween in Forks. O/S Rated M


Bored Games by m7707
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6441225/1/Bored-Games
A dark and twisted tale about vampires dealing with the never-ending boredom of eternity. Written for the Countdown to Halloween II. ONE SHOT. AU. OOC. Rated M


Duplicity by Content 1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11619094/1/Duplicity
As one of Carlisle Cullen's children, Edward's future should have been one of a gentle existence. Instead, his rebellion led to a destiny of power, blood, lust, and domination. When the two worlds collide, what will be the cost of victory? Recipient of the Blood and Glory award/Red Eyed Edward Contest 2015 - Thanks Packy! Rated M


Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5478849/1/Grasping_Darkness
She dreams of darkness. Lust. Passion. The man she fantasizes about has it all, especially the darkness. The problem is, he's not really a man. Rated M for language & dark themes.
Rated M


Happy Halloween by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10728694/1/Happy-Halloween
Are you in the mood for something scary, spooky, quirky, creepy or supernatural? A series of Halloween one-shots. Ratings, genres and characters vary by story. Individual ratings and summaries are at the top of each new post. Something for everyone. Happy Halloween! Rated M


Lions Eat Lambs by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5753638/1/Lions_Eat_Lambs
A camping expedition goes awry when Bella's friends disappear. While searching for them, she stumbles upon the manor of Edward Cullen, unaware that she is about to become a pawn in his dangerous game - a game she can't afford to lose. Rated: Fiction M

Masquerade by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6429198/1/Masquerade
One-shot. Bella goes to a Halloween masquerade party, where she meets a tall, dark stranger. Rated M


Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets
I'm pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can't see a thing. Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream. A collab between darkNnerdy, Livie79, and Raggdolly. Rated M


Prey for the Wicked by Aleeab4u
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6785758/1/Prey-for-the-Wicked
A vampire finds the true meaning of temptation, an innocent beauty with a siren's blood. Need and curiosity ignite endless possibility, but is she prey for the wicked or the answer to a prayer for salvation? When obsession has no reason and love knows no bounds, where do you draw the line? AU E/B Darkward Mature themes. Non-canon vampires. No sparkling, vegetarianism or venom. Rated M

Spellbound by Claire Bloom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5152779/1/Spellbound
Imprisoned by the malicious James, Edward meets the bewitching Isabella. As he battles with his enemies, his conscience and his bloodlust, he finally falls for her whilst she ignites his male desire's & awakens his Vampiric cravings. With Vamps/AU Rated M


Surface by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12703607/1/
He buried his secrets, but he should have checked for a pulse. Rated M


The Dollhouse by Kambria Rain
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5064271/1/The_Doll_House
We were all going to die. I used to be an optimistic person, but that went out the window as soon as the hot mountain man decided we were going to hunt the hunters. AH. Warning: So far, there are minor character deaths, and Edward's a little scary. Rated M

The Haunting of Bella Swan by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11549142/1/The-Haunting-of-Bella-Swan
Edward Masen had seen and heard a lot things since the day he died, but didn't stay dead. Nothing prepared him for her. Rated M


The Masque of the Red Death by Jessiechreesie
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5248764/1/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death
Her blood would be mine. As would she. Once she begged, pleaded, demanded, and wept for my bite. And she would. The only question was how many would die first." Vampire AU. Mature audiences only. NO sexual abuse. Rated M


The Mirrors by adorablecullens
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4971734/1
Teddy's secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life? Rated M

The Ripper by HeartOfDarkness
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7209045/1/The_Ripper
Edward, a nomad killer vampire, alone for more than three centuries, comes upon his next prey in the form of talk back radio psychologist and dabbler in the dark side of human nature, Bella Swan. Darkward, kinky Bella. Rated M

Toil and Trouble by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7571721/1/Toil-and-Trouble
The people of the 1600's believed in the monsters that haunted their nightmares. When witches are suspected to walk among them, the small town of Forkshire is torn apart, and the secrets of some of its residents brought to light. Rated M

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Special Feature ~ Legends & Lore



With Halloween quickly approaching, we thought we’d share the first of two spooky segments showcasing some of our favorite supernatural, scary and paranormal recs. As always, remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review. Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these have a HEA!

X~X~X~X


Asylum by darkNnerdy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9621919/1/Asylum
He is sin personified, wicked and inked, cruelty always at the tip of his tongue. Black wings grace his back, and blood stains his hands. She's the poison he wants to consume, but can she survive? Rated M


Buried by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317577/1/Buried
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her? Rated M

Caught Looking by ScarlettLetters
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5265452/1/Caught-Looking
Bella embarks on a Halloween she will never forget. My entry for the Tattward & Inkella Contest. Rated M for graphic language and scenes of a sexual nature.


Elemental by TallulahBelle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241793/1/
When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all? Rated M


Grim and Darling by Honeybeemeadows
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11769558/1/Grim-and-Darling
Every town has a tragedy. Every tragedy has a devil. That's me. Rated M


Halloween Hijinx by HalloweenHijinx
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7487985/1/Halloween-Hijinx
Eight Cullens. Eight creepy campfire tales. Join bmango, mskathy, sorceresscirce, theladyingrey42, tuesdaymidnight, yellowglue, and yogagal/lawngirl for a fun week of Halloween stories starring your favorite characters from Twilight. Rated M

Haunted by GerominoPond
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4424682/1/Haunted
Bella Swan, a noted paranormal investigator, is called to check out the "Ghost Haven" that is Edward Cullen's house. Can she, along with Edward, defeat what is tormenting Edward in his own house? Rated M


House of the Horde by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? OOC/Dark Themes/No rape. Outtakes included. Rated M


Maledictum Magae by Bexi21
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5857229/1/Maledictum-Magae
The curse happened in 1692.For over 300 years, Isabella Swan has lived alone, afraid to be close to anyone again.But when she finally meets someone who captures her heart, the unthinkable happens, leaving her in a kind of danger she never thought possible. Rated M

Monolith by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11618477/1/Monolith
*Red Eyed Edward Contest Entry: 1st Place Judges' Vote* Bella has returned to Forks to live with her father every other year since her parents' divorce. Her emotional isolation threatens to overwhelm her, then she senses a mysterious force drawing her deep into the shadows of an abandoned graveyard. The force emanates from a standing stone. . . the gateway to her destiny. AU.

Phantasmic by BottledCoke
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6724443/1/Phantasmic
After hearing about the "Phantom Doll", Edward can't help but be curious. He falls in love with the figurine and decides to buy it. There's rumors about the doll,how it got its name. It supposedly can move, talk and some former owners even claim it drank. Rated M


Pretty Little Dolls Sitting All in a Row by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9767465/1/Pretty-Little-Dolls-Sitting-All-in-a-Row
It was a dark and stormy night. A mysterious lab with no power on Halloween. A figure terrorizing the doctors and patients. This can't end well. A Halloween present in a handful of chapters for my readers and fellow writer friends. Enjoy. Rated M


Que Sera, Sera by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8623804/1/Que-Sera-Sera
Isabella's life was nothing more than a series of unfortunate events since the day she was born. For her, monsters are real, love is the fantasy, and fate is a cruel mistress. The future's not ours, to see...what will be, will be. AH ExB Rated M


She Speaks Fear and Truth by Ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She_Speaks_Fear_and_Truth
She's haunted daily, but learns to deal with her gift, helping those in need. He hides behind his opinions,seeking closure, barely living. When their worlds collide can they help each other. A story of loss, love and betrayal with a supernatural twist. Rated: M

Sleepy Hollow by content1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11589321/1/Sleepy-Hollow
In the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane, after losing the hand of his love, Katrina, was taken by the Headless Horseman, never to be seen again. What if the legend wasn't quite true? Winner 2nd Place Public Vote, Spell-Binding Award, Validator's Choice (Enchanted by Twilight), and Judge's Choice (BeeGurl13) in the Tricks and Treats Contest 2015. Rated M

The Emperors of Washington by gallantcorkscrews
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5337013/1
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. CAN I MAKE A LOVE STORY OUT OF THIS? ExB. Rated M


Toye by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12693351/1/Toye
Vampires like to play with their food. A campy and kitschy horror short-story that lets the men of the Cullen household be the monsters that Edward always claimed they were. Extremely OOC. Just in time for Halloween! Rated M

Saturday, October 28, 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’re excited to have Payton79, author of Tie The Knot and Two Blue Lines, sharing a glimpse of her new fic, It Takes a Village.



banner by heartfortwilight


It Takes a Village
by Payton79

Summary: Nowadays, families come in all shades and forms. When 32-year-old pediatrician Edward meets the woman of his dreams, he gets more than he bargained for. She’s captivating, but complicated, with her unconventional variation of family dynamic. Does she come with more baggage—or people—than he can handle? Will he be able to keep his distance? Maybe things aren’t quite as they seem. Sometimes, it takes a village...

~~~~

What was my inspiration for writing ITaV?
When I was almost finished writing my last story, Tie the Knot, a coworker, who had recently joined our Pharmaceutical team, shared something very private with us. Her husband wanted another life. In turn, her family went through a rare, emotional crisis that society made more difficult by looking down on all of them in shock, lack of understanding, and even disgust.

Impressed with the way my coworker handled her situation — with grace, acceptance, and dignity, but at a high price for her personal life — I thought it would be interesting to have Bella and her family go through something similar — and, of course, to throw Edward into the mix ;).

With the story told solely from Edward’s point of view, it keeps the mystery about Bella's circumstances for a good portion of the story, and the readers get the opportunity to make up their own minds about what might be going on behind the closed door of Bella’s home with her non-traditional family.

I think I’ve come up with something unique for my readers — well, at least, I haven't read anything like it — and I’m pleased with the outcome, as I poured my heart into it, having felt the story was worth writing.

Now, let me introduce you to Dr. Edward Cullen, Pediatrician, and his new friend and neighbor Bella, in It Takes a Village:

Tuesday morning, I found Bella sitting at my table from the previous day, a big mug in her hands. I ordered a tall black coffee, then strolled over to her.

“Is it just me, or am I the one being stalked today?” With a lopsided grin, I sat down, regarding her expectantly.

“I thought I'd turn the tables on you, for once. Are you complaining?” Her answering smirk made my heart stutter in my chest. 

What was it about this woman that had me act and feel like a school boy?

“I wouldn't dare. What are you having today?” I asked, motioning toward the coffee cup in her hand.

“Well, to be honest, I don't like the taste of coffee much, but I really enjoy the scent and need the caffeine. So I always drown it in a whole lot of milk. A break with a latte macchiato is a ritual I can't do without. The flavor is something I decide on a whim. It's a caramel macchiato this morning.”

Her confession was so cute, her expression almost embarrassed when she admitted to not liking coffee. I found myself immersed in every one of her words, eager to learn more.

“Doesn't like coffee. Interesting. Is there anything else to put in my shrine for you? Like, what do you like?”

My comment made her laugh out loud. “So, a shrine? I don't think anyone ever dedicated a shrine to me.”

I laughed along with her and continued with my joke. “Every self-respecting stalker has a shrine.”

Taking a sip of her girly excuse for coffee, she played along. “Then tell me, Edward, where is that shrine?”

“Well, for now, it's at my aunt and uncle's house, but I'm buying a house, so I’m soon going to relocate.”

Even though I'd have loved to continue flirting with Bella, it was getting late. “I'm sorry, but I need to get going. My first appointment for today is in five minutes.” Reluctantly, I got up. “Will I see you tomorrow?” I asked hopefully.

Smiling sweetly, Bella replied, “I'll be here. Have a great day.”

~~~~

It Takes a Village begins posting on November 1, so be sure to put Payton79 on alert so you don’t miss out on this exciting new fic!

♥ Six

Monday, October 23, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Let’s get this week started with the latest round of TLS approved recs. We can’t even tell you how excited we are about a few new ones that are just starting from some of our favorite fandom authors!! Since some of you may not read works in progress, we’re also sharing some older favorites that we’ve been revisiting lately.  Just remember to leave the writers some love in the form of a review.

♥ Nic & Six



A Servant Wife by shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12600574/1/A-Servant-Wife
It certainly wasn’t in his plans when he woke that morning but somehow, someway, Edward Masen left his farm one late spring morning to stock up on supplies with his children and came home with a new wife. Not a real wife, like the I’ll love you to the ends of time kind of wife, but a servant who was also his wife on paper, kind of half of each. 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

Good Deal by M7707
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7543244/1/Good-Deal
Bella Swan hates Rosalie Hale. Her idea of revenge? Sleeping with the Ice Queen's boyfriend, Edward Cullen. Rated M

Gravity Series 5:  Heaven & Earth by drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12697311/1/Gravity-Series-5-Heaven-Earth
Gravity Investigations, busy as always, takes a protection detail that results in more than just a paycheck. Edward and Bella, separated by 70 floors of Twi Tech Tower, must fight to stop what could be an act of war. 5th in the Gravity Series. Canon Couples, AH. Rated M

Irrevocable by Sukiethree
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12679658/1/Irrevocable
It doesn’t matter when I live my life, as long as it’s with you. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9786923/1/Rest-My-Soul
On opposite corners of Third Street and Beale, two lonely people fight to stay that way. Her scars are on the surface, soft on her skin and in her eyes. His run bone-deep, seeped in bourbon and blues. Rated M

Suddenly by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9437432/1/Suddenly
An apathetic actor. A young girl coming into her own. He was always larger than life to her. She was always just a child on the edge of his horizon. For both, love was a silly game other people played, until it wasn't. Rated M

Tangled Up In Blue by TxBirdie
https://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 Invisible Line by littlecat358
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

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost.
Rated M

The Protector by hikingurl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962912/1/The-Protector
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

Until we taste the same by Lillian Broderick
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

Uprising by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12688033/1/Uprising
1775: There is a revolution coming. American Patriot, Edward Cullen knows this. He plots, plans, and eagerly prepares for the colonies' unified uprising. But, when he meets the lovely Miss Swan, British Loyalist, it's the uprising within his heart which may put them both in danger. *2nd Place Judges' Vote Winner in the 2017 Age of Edward Contest - Now extended to a short story.* Rated M

Watch and See by JiffyKate
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11331150/1/Watch-and-See
Her sexual experience is limited, at best. She's never found pleasure in it, so what's the point? Now, though, she wants what he's giving. Seeing the women fall apart against his window has her yearning and wanting to the point she almost combusts sitting on the ledge, merely an observer. What would it be like if she were one of them? Rated M

Wild by PeppahLouie
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6655429/1/Wild
Recently widowed Bella moves to Seattle to start a new life. Reconnecting with her friend, Bella meets Alice's brother, Chef Edward Cullen. Celibate by choice for 2 years, what happens when Edward finds himself undeniably attracted to a sexy new Bella? Rated M

Saturday, October 21, 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.

I was late to the party with falling in love with MercWard, but once I dove in, I was ALL IN. I read all four series back to back to back and fell hard, much like everyone that reads drotuno’s writing. She writes the perfect Edward in MercWard. He’s a strong alpha-male, loves his Bella an indefinite amount, he’s faithful & has a healthy appetite for loving up his wife, loves his family beyond measure, & he’s an all-American hero. What more could you want?! 

When I finished the 4 series of MercWard, I begged Deb to continue. She told me with good humor, “Get in line”, because most of her readers have begged for more from this amazing writer. Our wish has been granted and I am beyond excited to feature this Sneak Peek Saturday with drotuno!!



banner by Beffers87

Heaven & Earth
by drotuno

Summary: Gravity Investigations, busy as always, takes a protection detail that results in more than just a paycheck. Edward and Bella, separated by 70 floors of Twi Tech Tower, must fight to stop what could be an act of war. 5th in the Gravity Series. Canon Couples, AH. Rated M


~oOo~

Liar, liar pants on fire, that’s what I called myself as soon as I realized there could be, might be, maybe another Gravity story. I swore to myself there wouldn’t be another one, yet here we are. Number FIVE. I could blame a million things, but really, all it took was a couple of movies and Beffers87 playing around with a few manips and pictures, and I was suddenly making notes, working on an outline, and shaking my head at myself the whole time. And Bethany wanted to add “fifth and final, and this time she means it” to the banner, but it wouldn’t fit.

My worry was that adding another to this series would be too much, or it would lose something, because I’d left the crew in a good place in the last one. And honestly, I wasn’t even going to write this one unless the plot was good enough or could work into the original chemistry that the others had. In fact, I tucked the idea away for months, because I was working on two other stories at the time. However, like most plot bunnies, this particular one wouldn’t shut up. It sat in its tucked away file, pounding to be let out. And finally, in perfect Mercward attitude, I said, “Fuck it.”

Heaven & Earth picks up two years after Fire & Ice. It has been three years, technically, since I pressed complete on that one, but storyline wise, it’s been two years. For those trying to do the math, that makes Edward and Bella thirty-seven, Bethy ten, and Sammy six.

With a new story comes a new adventure…and new characters. In Fire & Ice, we lost a member of the crew, Kurt Varner, who moved away with Irina. We catch back up with the Gravity crew trying to fill that slot.

~oOo~

Once the door was closed to Bella’s office, Alec gestured to each of us. “Dean Carver, meet Edward and Bella Cullen. They own and operate Gravity Investigations.”

“Nice to meet you,” he greeted, shaking our hands.

He waited until Bella sat down before taking a chair across the desk. I resumed my position behind her, leaning against the filing cabinet. He was younger than me at thirty-two, but only by about five years. He wasn’t all that big of a guy, but it was obvious he kept in shape. I suppose he’d be considered a decent-looking man, but his eyes were sharp as hell. He was assessing us just as much as we were assessing him, which I could admire. With light-brown hair and fair skin, he had a youthful look, which would come in handy with some cases.

Alec had been leading the interviews all damn day, so he continued to do so here, but I noticed he was a little tougher with this guy than some of the others.

“I brought you in here today because I think you’d be a good addition to this crew, Dean. I’ve seen you work, and it’s similar to the way we do things. I know you’ve had some training. Tell us a bit about it,” Alec requested, sitting back in his chair.

Bella stayed quiet on this one, opting to listen as she flipped through his file.

“I was born here in Washington, played high school baseball until I discovered martial arts,” he started, and I could see this guy wasn’t loud or gruff. He was a bit like Jasper, soft-spoken and observant as fuck. “I joined the Marines right out of school. I did two tours, and I was stationed in Afghanistan, Japan, and South Korea. I was a part of an elite team. It didn’t have a name until about two years ago – Raiders. Navy has their SEALs, Army has their Green Berets, Marines classify themselves as elite to begin with, but they needed a recon team. That was us.”

“You’ve seen some ugly shit,” I pointed out, glancing over Bella’s shoulder at his file again.

“Ah, yeah, definitely, but so have you guys. Chopper pilot in Afghanistan. You’ve seen action, too.”

Alec grinned, nodding that Dean had done his own homework, and Bella tilted her head at the guy, finally speaking up.

“You trained to be a Seattle cop. Why didn’t you continue?” she asked him.

“I wasn’t a good fit, Mrs. Cullen.”

“Bella, please,” she said, sitting back in her chair.

“Yes, ma’am,” he answered, and she grinned at my soft chuckle. “Ma’am” wasn’t a word she liked all that much, but she was used to being surrounded by military-minded men who couldn’t or wouldn’t answer her any other way. “I’m not built to issue speeding tickets or separate marital/domestic disputes. I’m not black and white enough for that. I tend to think a lot in gray areas.”


~oOo~

As always, research is paramount when starting a new case, but it’s not easy keeping up with this crew, even for someone as qualified as Dean Carver, but Edward gives him the rundown on how things work around there in Chapter 2.


~oOo~

“My suggestion is to run as deep a background check as you can on everyone Jin-Sang has traveling with him. You’re looking for any connection to North Korea – anyone who escaped, still has family on that side, and even if they were born there. You’ll want to know. They have a tendency to sneak…well, spies, for a lack of a better word, over into the South and even through China. They use family to threaten or coerce people into giving up information. That civil war will never end.”

I glanced over at Dean, who shrugged, adding, “Better safe than sorry.”

“No, you’re good, man. It’s what we do around here. Everyone in this room, and some not here, bring some hefty shit to the table,” I told him, pointing to Alec. “Alec, here, specializes in black ops, silent entry, and ground attacks. Emmett…our in-house weapons specialist and bomb expert. Jasper over there…sniper.” I placed a hand on my chest. “Chopper pilot, black ops.” Grinning a little, I shifted to the ladies. “Now, here’s where shit gets interesting. Alice over there – certified genius, member of Mensa, carries an eidetic memory, and the best hacker on the goddamn planet. Don’t trade stock on Wall Street. She hacked that shit at twelve years old. Two-point-three million dollars disappeared into the wind. Poof!”

I leaned back in my chair with a smile at Dean’s shock. “Pixie! Where’s the money?”

“What money?” she called back with a laugh.

“No fucking trace,” I muttered, pointing to Makenna, who smirked my way. “Makenna – also extremely good with computers and technology – has a unique talent of being able to remember and draw to photo-like quality any face…of anyone.”

Dean’s eyes drifted to my wife, Mickey, and Rose.

I barked a laugh. “They’re beautiful. They’re deadly. All three. Mickey can open any door, lock, safe, or car without even breaking a sweat, but she’s deadly with weapons and stealth. Bella – trained FBI, martial arts, and a fucking phenomenal shot. Best aim I’ve ever fucking seen, and that’s not because she’s my wife. That’s the truth. Ask anyone. Rose keeps us on the straight and narrow, keeps us from running over each other and from killing one another.”

Dean chuckled, giving a respective nod my way. “Definitely more than a PI job.”

“You have no fucking idea.”


~oOo~

Heaven & Earth will start posting on Sunday, and it will most likely continue as a once-a-week update, simply due to my work and real life schedule. It’ll post on fanfiction.net, my blog, and FictionPad.com. And thank you to The Lemonade Stand for always welcoming Mercward back with open arms.

Until Sunday… Mooches, Deb ;)

~oOo~

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for more MercWard! Be sure and put drotuno on alert and get ready for the excitement of what drotuno will do next!

♥ Nic 


Monday, October 9, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope this list of recommendations brings you a smile on this Monday morning. We have thrown in some old and new favs to keep this as diverse as possible. This way, there’s something for everyone! Some we clung to as work in progress fics, some we are currently clinging to and begging for more, more, more. So join us in reading and loving such incredible stories these writers have given us. Leave the writers love in the form of a review and tell them where you saw their story recommended.

♥ Nic & Six



A Big Enough Umbrella by bornonhalloween
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12508253/3/A-Big-Enough-Umbrella
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

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

Crushing by MidnightLove87
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8006433/1/Crushing
She's been crushing on him for years, this year she vows to make sure he  sees her as something other than his pseudo little sister. Will he  crush her when he shows up to Christmas with his new fiancée or will she  crush him in return?  Rated M

Fame by BlueIsSoul
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8397459/1/Fame
Childhood sweethearts, Bella and Edward were meant to be forever. That is until he got what he always wanted. Rated M

Gravity Series 3: Smoke & Mirrors by drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7574955/1/Gravity-Series-3-Smoke-Mirrors
3rd in the Gravity Series. Carlisle brings a client to Gravity for protection, but there is more to this famous female singer than meets the eye. Bella, Edward, and crew not only will have to keep her safe but figure out who is threatening her. AH/Sequel Rated M

Hollywood by allihavetodoisdream
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10319066/1/Hollywood
"She's Audrey Hepburn, and he's Cary Grant. She's Marilyn, and he's  James Dean. She's timeless elegance, and he's old grace. She's  searching, and he's already found, already taken. She's sixteen. And  he's twenty-seven. But that doesn't matter. Not to a girl in love.  Nothing matters, then." Edward & Bella in the definition of a  forbidden relationship. Rated M

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

Kush by Layathomemom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11990800/1/Kush
"One hit will make you change your mind." 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

Part of Me by luckyirishtart
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8939774/1/Part-of-Me
Rockstarward. Written with WitFit daily prompts Jan/Feb 2013: 90's sex, drugs and rock and roll. Rated M

Sea Salt by Sparrownotes24 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10638075/1/Sea-Salt
Describe yourself in three words. That's how I found myself beside the  ocean, with sea salt tangled hair, sun kissed by a boy who showed me the  answers. The boy in the shadows. The boy in the shade. Rated M

Served Cold by Lolo84
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10794132/1/Served-Cold
Edward thought the trip to Hawaii was a way to reconcile with his  ex-wife; get to know her family. But when a past betrayal comes to  light, he decides it may be time to dish up a little payback. Little  does he know, her goddaughter—who's harbored a grudge for the better  part of a decade—feels the same. And you know how revenge is best  served. Rated M

Starlust by MagTwi78
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11917545/1/Starlust
Stars are made, not born. Know your competition. Win at all costs...and try not to lose yourself in the spotlight. Rated M

The Masked Prince by Wonwordful
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12674357/1/The-Masked-Prince
"Steal a beauty's soul, present it to me in a glass jar, and I'll think about letting you rule the Twilight kingdoms." Rated M

The Red String of Fate by gemini13me
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11925925/1/The-Red-String-of-Fate
The two people connected by the red string of fate are destined lovers,  regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The string may stretch or  tangle, but never break. Rated M

Monday, September 25, 2017

What we're reading this week in TLS:

We hope you have been enjoying our reading recommendations and are finding plenty of new things to read and review. Here’s the latest round of TLS approved recs just for you. Happy Reading! Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.

♥ Nic & Six





Awakening of the Vampire Prince by NotAMorningGirl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12138670/1/Awakening-of-the-Vampire-Prince
The murder of ruling vampire lord Aro means only one thing; The Awakening of King Carlisle and his heir apparent, Prince Edward the vampire prince from their entombment. A war is imminent but can Bella face the mate she left behind and learn to forgive him for a lifelong betrayal and love him again? Will the war against the wolves end any hope of the couple reuniting? 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

CSI Seattle WA by Michaelmas54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9605564/1/CSI-Seattle-WA
A chance discovery in the forest near Forks starts a series of events that could prove cataclysmic for everyone, not just for the people involved. A story of love and passion, murder and mystery and rated M mainly for the passionate (lemony) bits. A Twilight story that will hopefully keep you on the edge of your sofa! Recommended on Rob Attack, TLS & ADF. Complete. Rated M

Emma Matthews by Anton M
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510042/1/Emma-Matthews
Isabella has been cooperating with the DEA under her father's nose. A video footage reveals her involvement, her brother murders their father, and she agrees to be a key witness in federal criminal cases against an ex-judge, a congressman, and an array of criminals, including her brother. Rated M

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

Incognito by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12095351/1/Incognito
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

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

Lost Loves of Meadow Lane by writtenbyabdex
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11379831/1/Lost-Loves-of-Meadow-Lane
Lost between the man that bought her and the one that could not afford her, Bella tries to navigate the bonds of an arranged marriage that separates her from the man she loves. How does a man move-on when his heart is meant for the one person he can not have. How do their lives effect those who live a century later? Will what was lost be found? Romance, Mystery, and angst. Rated M

One Summer by cynosure23
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11742933/1/One-Summer
One summer, we packed our bags and headed to Southampton. Meeting Edward Cullen was not in my plans, but it changed my life entirely. 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

Sideline Collision by Nolebucgrl 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6749059/1/Sideline-Collision
A cocky QB runs into a snarky band geek. What happens when they collide on and off the field? 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 Slowest Burn by TypoKween
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7076900/1/The-Slowest-Burn
"I don't even realize that the air has gotten hazy. Or that it smells like skunk, or that amidst the clouds of smoke, leaning against the wall is Edward Cullen." Rated M

Until You by olivejuice26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12649377/1/Until-You
At the start of her senior year in a new school, Bella is assigned a project with a partner who has a harrowing tale to tell. She soon learns that the kind boy she's working with hides a broken spirit behind a smile that convinces everyone but her. With him, she will discover how to love through adversity; with her, he will uncover a passion to live and love without bounds. AH, OOC 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, September 11, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This week we are bringing you some of our very favorites, current and past. Some of these fics have made us drop every single thing, just to keep up to date with what’s going on with our favorite characters and stories. We are very fortunate to have such talented writers in the fanfiction community that want to share their imaginations with us. And for free! Please take a moment and leave those writers some encouragement and love, in the form of a review. Let them know where you saw their stories recommended, and tell them how much we appreciate what they do, selflessly. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



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

Dark Thing Make a Myth of Yourself by bicyclesarecool
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11757552/6/Dark-Thing-Make-a-Myth-of-Yourself
"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

Game, Set, Match by MandyLeigh87
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6045653/1/Game-Set-Match
Bella is hired as a photographer to do a photo feature on the cocky,  playboy tennis pro Edward Cullen. Bella is determined to resist his  charms, but Edward can't seem to leave her alone. Does love really mean  nothing in tennis? Rated M
  
I Dare You by Crazy Momma Jay
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11675138/1/I-Dare-You
Bella just moved to Forks 3 weeks ago. After an invite to hang with the  popular girls and one dare later Bella's life will change forever.  Tattoos, piercings, criminals and death, all of it just might push this  good girl to be bad and with Edward Masen around it just might be fun. Rated M

Key West The Honeymoon by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11777828/4/Key-West-The-Honeymoon
DeepDiver-ward and his Beautiful Bella have tied the knot and are now embarking on a long, catamaran honeymoon around the Caribbean. Sailing along the open waters without another soul in sight, Edward guarantees Bella a honeymoon she won't soon forget. Rated M

Pocket Change by aWhiteBlankPage
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7122044/1/Pocket-Change
I know of three kinds of change: the kind that jangles around in your  pocket, the kind that happens slowly, every moment of every day, and the  kind that blows you away in an instant. Rated M

Scorched by cosmogirl7481
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11447585/1/Scorched
"She was unafraid and shameless. She expected to feel everything. And she did." A story about summer, of love and loss, and everything that burns in between. 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.  Rated M

Snapshots by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9959272/1/Snapshots
When his older brother walked out on his girlfriend, Bella, on the worst  night of her life, Edward was there to pick up the pieces. Jasper  breezed back into town after being missing for three years to find his  family had reformed around the hole he left behind. Rated M

Stepping from Shadows by Momatu
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12629066/1/Stepping-from-Shadows
On an ordinary Friday in an ordinary town an ordinary boy meets an extraordinary girl. Rated M

Ten Minutes by Twiversed
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12451164/1/Ten-Minutes
"Can you answer me one question?" he asks desperately, his fingers  running through his hair again. "Did you ever love me?" The air that  leaves my lungs surprises even me, and I almost want to laugh. "Of  course I did," I answer. "That was the problem. I loved you too much to  realize what you were doing to me." How many times can one disappoint  before it's too many? 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

The Drop by lola-pops
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10438858/1/The-Drop
That was the summer everyone stopped looking at me as Ben's little  sister.Bonfires and beer. Sand and sun. We just kept climbing higher.None of us were ready for the drop.
Rated M

The Give Away Girl by MrsSpaceCowboy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7206314/1/The-Give-Away-Girl
Honor student Bella Swan has mastered the arts...of manipulating her  divorced parents, rolling the perfect joint, and faking an orgasm. Who  wouldn't want to keep a girl like her? An unconventional coming of age  tale for Gen Xer Bella. Rated M

Under These Lights by jaxington
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7477495/1/Under-These-Lights
Small town Texas. High school football. Two best friends, one girl. A tragedy that changes everything. Rated M

Monday, August 28, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are hoping this rec list eases you gently into Monday. We have so many excellent fics to bring you this week, we are over the moon! We’ve featured new fics that have caught our rapt attention and there are some old favorites on here, that we love to re-read and feel the nostalgic memories of when these characters fell hard and fast. We hope that you enjoy these stories as much we are and  as always, please leave the writers that entertain us for free, some great big love in the form of a review. Let them know where you saw their story featured.

♥ Nic & Six


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

Exonerated: A Perdition Outtake Story by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12558331/1/Exonerated-A-Perdition-Outtake-Story
Follow Emmett's story from arrest to exoneration and beyond. An outtake of Perdition. 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

I Dare You by Araeo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12600643/1/I-Dare-You
He's the guy she's always wanted. She's the girl he shouldn't want.Bro code says you don't go for your friends' ex-girlfriends.It also says  you don't go for their sisters.What happens when you breach the bro code? 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

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

Key West by Pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10535159/1/Key-West
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

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

MVP by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12084328/1/MVP
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra. Rated M

New Year, New Me by Rhian0000
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12376656/1/New-Year-New-Me
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the  relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too  long to make." - Lewis Carroll. Bella feels the need for a fresh start  as a new year dawns. It's time to step out of her comfort zone and live  life to the full. But life is never simple, and there will be hurdles in  her way.  Rated M

Rent-A-Vampire by Moosals
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12584528/1/Rent-A-Vampire
In a world where it has become the norm to date a supernatural being, no  self-respecting woman would turn up at a party without one, would she? Rated M

supernormal by cupcakeriot
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12597569/1/supernormal
She is different. She is magic. And her life is unbelievably beyond normal - it's supernormal. Rated M

The American Princess by BitterHarpy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12554296/1/The-American-Princess
With great power comes great responsibility. Something Prince Edward  knows all too well. When his first choice for a bride is denied, he  knows he needs to act fast to change the King's mind. Enter American bad  ass actress extraordinaire, Bella Swan, the least suitable person for  the role. But what happens when she turns the family dynamic and  Edward's plan on its royal head? Rated M

Unplugged by The Write Sisters
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12360658/1/Unplugged
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

You’re My Best Friend by assilem33
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12583465/1/You-re-My-Best-Friend
"He looks me up and down kind of slowly, and I can feel my face flush,  but I ignore the feeling because Edward is my best friend, and he's  married. He's not supposed to look at me like that. I'm not supposed to  like it." Rated M

Monday, August 14, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Let’s jump start your Monday with some Lemonade! We have some delicious choices for your reading pleasure this week. Get comfortable and dig in. Be sure to let the author know where you saw their story featured and leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



A Servant Wife by shouldbecleaning 
It certainly wasn't in his plans when he woke that morning but somehow,  someway, Edward Masen left his farm one late spring morning to stock up  on supplies with his children and came home with a new wife. Not a real  wife, like the I'll love you to the ends of time kind of wife, but a  servant who was also his wife on paper, kind of half of each.  Rated M

Bellaria by pattyrose
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

Deviant by Planetblue
He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly. Rated M

Gravity Series 2: Sin & Innocence by drotuno
The sequel to Blood & Glory: Gravity's business is booming, but what happens when a ghost from the past shows up, taking the only thing that matters? Can the team work together to fix it, or will they rip apart at the seams? Rated M

How Did We Get Here? by MusicNerd20  
College freshman, Bella Swan, meets young soccer player, Edward Cullen,  on a week long Caribbean cruise. Sparks fly, but once the week is over,  reality hits. Though Edward goes on to become one of soccer's biggest  superstars, he still feels a void in his life. What happens when a  transfer to the MLS leads him to the discovery of a lifetime? Rated M 

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable 
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

Red Ranger by 2brown-eyes
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

Resident Geek by cdunbar
Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular,  beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who  thinks geeks make for better lovers?  Rated M

Right Where I Want to Be by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Bella is an exotic dancer, and she loves her job. Edward is a  millionaire with a savior complex who needs to rescue Bella. She doesn't  want to be rescued, but she does want Edward for the things he does to  her body. When she discovers his issues run deeper than she ever  thought, can she accept him for what he can offer, or will she walk  away? Drabble Rated M

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

The Last One by EricasTwilight 
It's the hottest book of the season, every kid wants it. When two people  who often clash at work go head-to-head for the last one on the shelf,  who will come up the winner?  Rated M

The Practicum by TheFicChick
 "We're going to be teaching high schoolers how not to get each other  knocked up or infected with gonorrhea. It's hardly a romantic evening  for two." Rated M

The Singer and The Sorrow by MG2112
Neither can survive without the other. They have to be together or they  will both perish.  Bella Swan is a graduate student drawn into a world  of dreams. Edward Cullen is a beautiful, immortal vampire. High in the  hills of the Tuscany region of Italy is a town called Volterra that  inexplicably links these two disparate lives.  Rated M

The Wedding Party by spanglemaker9
The perfect person appears at the worst possible moment, and one unforgettable encounter changes everything. Rated M

Where The Heart Is by BitterHarpy
"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