Monday, July 31, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We recently had a discussion about some of our fandom’s greatest love stories and came up with quite a list. The talent we have in this fandom, never fails to impress us, at TLS. We will be sharing some of those wonderful love story recs with you over the next couple weeks. We hope they will make your heart beat a little faster and stars cross your eyes, like they did ours. So many memories! Enjoy this list and leave the writer some love, letting them know where you saw their fic recommended.

♥ Nic & Six

An Undefined Affair by jayhawkbb
Bella, recovering from a broken heart, meets Edward, who isolates  himself emotionally. Their attraction is immediate, but can they be  friends and lovers - without the love? Rated M

Back to Life by alliz
After a broken engagement, Bella finds herself back in her hometown  working for her sister and brother-in-law. Her past and present come  full circle when she realizes her high school boyfriend, Edward, will be  working with her. Their ending was explosive, causing Bella to keep a  secret from him all these years. Is it better to know you're alive by  living, or to keep yourself closed. Rated M

Begin Again by pattyrose
You can't always start over. Life gets real, and memories of first love,  no matter how passionate it may have been, get relegated to weekly,  monthly, yearly, and then…occasionally. Until it's time to begin again. Rated M

Designated Hitter by esmegrace
Orthopedic surgeon Bella Swan encounters the last person she ever  expected to see again on Valentine's Day no less. Can she remain  professional with Major League pitcher Edward Masen given their pasts? Rated M

Devotion by counselor
Edward moves into a multi-family flat. He sees Bella the first day. Rated M

Do The Right Thing by LyricalKris
When a bust goes wrong, FBI Agent Edward Cullen is faced with a terrible  choice. No one knows of his secret affair with comatose victim Bella  Swan, nor that the child she carries is his. How can he do the right  thing when he doesn't know what that is? Rated M

Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy
Sometimes, everything you're looking for ends up being right where you  left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur  Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place  Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges  Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and  complete! Rated M

Even In Death by Drotuno
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

Fill Me With Your Poison by Nolebucgrl
Bella Swan's intrigued by vampires. Edward Cullen's bored and alone. What happens when they meet?  Rated M

Honest Liar by aWhiteBlankPage
Bella once told me that there was nothing braver than a flower growing  through a crack in the sidewalk. I laughed because she was always giving  feelings to things that don't feel. If she was standing next to me, I'd  tuck the dandelion behind her ear. Or she'd blow on it and make a wish.  A hundred wishes. Or maybe just one. Rated M

If This, Then by Bled Dry
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Island Nights by compass54
I would always remember him as a dangerously beautiful  twenty-two-year-old, a sensual and affectionate lover who could put a  gun to a man's head and pull the trigger. Why I couldn't forget him was  no mystery. I was still in love with him. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24
England 1991. Indie rock and bombs, fire and riots. We partied and ran wild, trying to find ourselves amongst the ashes. I found a lot more than that. Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305
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? **Award winning Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest entry.**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

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
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
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
Trains ran late. Yet destiny was on track. Rated M

I Love You, I Know by LyricalKris
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
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
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
It's all about me and you. 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

Punch Me, Love Me, Save Me by ericastwilight
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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