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
"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
A lot can happen in eight days... 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

It Takes a Village by Payton79
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
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
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rated M

The Invisible Wife by lvtwilight09
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
His wife's journal. He shouldn't read it, but he can't help himself. Rated M

The Veil by belladonnacullen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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