Monday, June 18, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

 “It’s that time of year again when everyone tries to tell themselves that they had the best dad in the world. I really did have the best dad  in the world, so they can’t be right.” 

In celebration of Father’s Day yesterday, TLS decided to change things up and give you a rec list of some of our very favorite fics, where Edward Cullen was a Daddy! These are tried and truly loved recommendations, that we’ve read multiple times and will stand the test of time. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do. Please leave the writers some love, in the form of a review, and tell them TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

A Rough Start by ItzMegan73
Overnight irresponsible Edward goes from bachelor to father of a 5 yr old. Meanwhile responsible, prepared Bella begins her first job as Kindergarten teacher at Forks Elementary. When irresponsible meets the epitome of responsible, sparks will fly! Rated M

A Soft Place to Land by btwnthestacks
Single father Edward Cullen and his daughter are looking for a soft place to land. In an attempt to help her, he turns to a program at the local library. While two furry friends help his child find her confidence, their owner will mend his broken heart. Rated M

Begin Again by pattyrose
Bella's life philosophies mirror her bakery-business philosophies: 1) you can't save a burned batch, and 2) there's no turning back once a batch is finished. It's the same when life gets real: marriage, children...widowhood all relegate memories of first love to weekly, monthly, yearly, and then…to occasionally. Unless...unless you're willing to begin that batch all over again. Rated M

Beyond the Break Room by Discordia81
22 year-old Bella Swan works for Edward Cullen, the 39 year-old VP at Providence Medical Center in Portland. After years of fighting the attraction, a tryst in the break room leads to a complicated relationship. Trying not to get caught by the prying eyes of their entire workplace, they're forced to hide their relationship and deal with his ex-wife and his 16 year-old daughter. Rated M

Going Under by sparklnfade
It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed.  What  will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it?  She  went under once, will she go under again? Rated M

Holding On and Letting Go by Jenny0719
Masen Valley, SC. Population: 10,789. It was a tiny dot on a map; an escape of sorts for Bella Swan. But when circumstances bring a certain member of Masen Valley's founding family back to town, she finds that the past isn't as easy to leave behind as she thought it would be... Or let go. 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

Paper CutOuts by twistedcoincidence
Bella prefers the virtual to the actual, but feels herself being tugged from the safety of her online realm into the world of a rough edged Edward. This time she'll write her own story. Collab with astilbe13. RatedM

Reality Minus Expectations by Incog Ninja
Originally posted in June 2009. AH. When it comes to Forks's social scene, event planner Bella Swan is a smash success. Her marriage, however, crashed and burned. The town's newest real estate attorney arrives in time to add some heat of his own. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy
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. EPOV. Rated M

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia
Bella once told a lie. A lie that cost her everything she ever wanted. 10 years later she returns to her hometown to an ailing father, an angry best friend, and the man from whom she has kept a secret that threatens to unravel her existence. Rated M

Sins of My Past by content 1
Bella was left by Edward to clean up the ruins of her life after his betrayal. What happens when Edward finds out that not all was as it seems. What are the consequences of his sins and what will he do to get her back? AH TwiFanFicRecs: Top Ten October 2012; Best Rec'd on Fan Fic Fridays 2012 Rated M

Such Great Heights by SydneyAlice
Edward Cullen is in desperate need of a nanny after his wife walks out on him and their five-year-old son. Bella Swan is a teacher with no job prospects. Can she find her true place in the world while helping father and son overcome their pain? AH Rated M

The Affair by Johnnyboy7
After the death of her father, Isabella Swan moves to the East coast where she meets dentist Edward Cullen. He's older, a father, and married. Sometimes, you can't tell your heart who to love. Rated M

The American President by rushed
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult  to meet women.  So his brother secretly employs the services of an  escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. Rated M

The Life Aquatic by coldplaywhore
Life happens when you least expect it, and puts you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never even imagined that you wanted. This is the story of girl meets boy, meets boy... aka, his son. Rated M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2
"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 Pie Equation by TheQueenWriter
Don't allow your past to dictate your future. Edward is a single dad. Bella comes home to help her dad after an accident. Will Edward allow their old friendship to blossom? Rated M

Unplanned Perfection by Littlecat358
Bella and Alice were best friends, which made Bella the only girl off limits to Alice's brother Edward. When a party the summer after graduation gets out of control, Bella's world is turned upside down. "He doesn't know. I don't want him to." Rated: M

Waiting for Dr Right by vickitori303
Bella works at a child care center and Edward is the single dad she falls in love with. Rated M

Saturday, June 9, 2018

TLS Special SNEAK PEAK Feature

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

What do you get when you combine two supremely gifted, creative, first-rate writers? Sprinkle in one of your very favorite writer/pre-readers and two of the best betas, this fandom has....You get the amazing writing team of BlueMeadow!! When I heard that planetblue and Honeybeemeadows were collaborating on a fic, I was thrilled and intrigued. I approached them immediately, to offer them a forum to showcase their debut and offer any support I could lend. While I have worked with planetblue on quite a few Sneak Peeks, this is my first opportunity to work with Bee, and I’m really excited to cheer these ladies on. I hope you will join me in giving them support and encouragement, as we embark upon their principal debut!

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We kid you not, this story took four years to write:

2013: Blue is posting Badlands. Bee is posting The Other Way. They fall in mutual love over music, tattoos, and writing.

February 20, 2014: Blue and Bee meet in a Chuy’s parking lot in Houston, Texas. They drink margaritas with Hadley Hemingway and CarrieZM. It’s awkward and awesome.

February 21, 2014: Blue and Bee have copious amounts of alcohol while wearing Mardi Gras masks and posing Edward dolls on a kitchen table at Jiff Simpson’s house in Texas. Someone suggests they write together. Both of them laugh it off.

February 22, 2014: Bee shows Blue a picture of the next character she wants to write and Blue is on board… they start throwing out ideas about how to write it, who their characters are, etc. on Hadley Hemingway’s patio while Breaking Dawn plays in the background.

February 23, 2014: Blue flies home. Bee creates a gdoc.

March 2014: Bee writes chapter one.

March 2014: Blue writes chapter two.

March 2014: Blue is asked to contribute to the Sinners compilation, how can she say no? Seven deadly sins and hers is Lust? Gotta do it.

March 2014: Blue finishes 12 weeks of posting Badlands and it totally consumes her like a guy wearing eyeliner. She feels like she’ll never be able to write anything else ever again.

May 2014: Bee ignores that shared google doc. She starts writing Don’t Look, No Promises because she is obsessing hard core over the Arctic Monkeys and boys who slick their hair back.

June 2014: Bee realizes she is pregnant. Commence seven months of non-stop nausea.

July 2014: Blue decides that now would be a good time to get laid off when her company closes, therefore losing the will to write since she only ever wrote at work (not part of the reason the company went under).

July 2014: The baby is eating Bee’s brain. She writes nothing for months.

July 2014: At the TFMU Nashville Meet-Up, Blue is bombarded with Badlands questions and love, further making her think she’ll never write anything good again. Bee is too morning-noon-and-night-sick to even get out of bed, much less get on an airplane.

August 2014: Blue decides that now would be the time to go ahead and suffer a complication from her 2013 mastectomy, and spends four days in the hospital. But hey, she bought a laptop recently so she can write again (if she ever feels like it)!

August 2014: Bee can now balance cupcakes on her baby belly. She writes six pages in the Blue/Bee doc and then deletes four of them.

September 2014: Blue posts Artful Maneuvers, yet another story that isn’t the Blue/Bee one. Feels kind of sad, but it had been months since they had talked about their story, so...

January 2015: Bee submits a one-shot, Star-Shaped Heart, to the May to December contest. She does this while she is in active labor. Because she is a procrastinator. And a masochist. And would have missed the deadline.

January 2015: Small Bee is born via emergency C-section. He’s cute but omg, he fucks up Bee’s body, mind, and writing mojo.

February 2015: Blue’s attempt at remaining jobless gets derailed when someone hires her, and is now unable to spend her days writing because of new job.

March 2015: Fresh off a terrible pregnancy, abdominal surgery, and a sleepless newborn - Bee starts writing Grim and Darling. She feels like an asshole, but she hasn’t talked to Blue about their story in months.

May 2015: Blue publishes another f’ing story, Crazy Like That, started while she was spending her days as a trophy wife.

June 2015: Bee misses another meetup, this one in Philly, because newborns are needy AF.

November 2015: Bee and Blue both decide to enter the Age of Edward contest, and don’t tell each other until it’s almost over. Bee writes Black Wind Blowing, Blue writes The King Of Bowery and Bleecker.

February 2016: Bee flakes AGAIN and writes another contest entry, Lolita and the Suit, for the  Control Possess Seduce contest. She doesn’t tell Blue, because, well, she’s a judge.

April 2016: Blue writes four pages in the Blue/Bee doc. Feels triumphant. But then disappears again.

July 2016: Blue writes Edward Takes a Holiday, feeling guilty about ignoring the Blue/Bee idea that’s still sitting in that gdoc, but does it anyway.

August 2016: Bee writes another page in the gdoc.

September 2016: Jesus, another meet-up that Bee doesn’t go to, this one in San Diego. Blue wonders if Bee is actually avoiding her cause she’s mad.

November 2016: Blue flakes again, picks up a story she’d started months ago, Christmastances, and posts it a month later.

January 2017: “I’m ready if you’re ready.”

January 2017: “I’m ready.”

February - June 2017: Blue has - friend’s 50th birthday party, 25th high school reunion, helps plan bridal shower, goes to Florida, throws huge BBQ, has two deaths in the family, goes to a wedding, attends a graduation party she has to cook for. She has zero time to write.

March 2017: Bee picks up a hobby she hasn’t done since she was ten and wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder. She gets obsessed. Has to start bargaining with herself over time spent sewing over time spent writing. It’s a good thing she’s an insomniac.

July 2017: Blue writes a Deviant outtake for the Vegas Meet-Up. Tells Bee, this time.

July 2017: Bee finally gets her shit together and makes it to the meetup in Las Vegas. Bee and Blue are reunited and it feels so good. They spend the weekend drinking champagne and formulating plans. Bee forces Blue into announcing what they’ve been (sort of) doing, in hopes that it will light a fire under their asses.

August 2017: The fire works.

August - October, 2017: Blue and Bee take their doc from 40k to 80k in three months, and have a crazy amount of texts and phone calls. Lots of “What would you do if I did this?” “What would you say if I said that?” “Maybe we should…” “Maybe we could…” “Let’s do that and definitely not the other thing.”

October 2017: Blue writes the ‘last chapter.’

October 2017: Blue and Bee pull up their big girl panties and send their doc to LayAtHomeMom, epic pre-reader. They spend several days biting off their fingernails.

October 2017: Both girls vow to never use a certain word ever again because Lay pointed it out approximately 8,000 times in their 80,000 word story. 7,500 of these are Blue’s fault.

November - December 2017: The holidays begin. Everyone falls off the face of the earth and no one opens the doc for weeks.

January 2018: Hadley and Carrie begin their beta magic. Blue and Bee tap Mina Rivera to help them make a banner because neither of them are tech savvy AT ALL.

February 2018: Blue and Bee start getting chapters back from the betas and realize ‘oh shit, we have a lot of work to do.’

February 2018: Mina is subjected to two hours of ten thousand Facebook messages, Blue and Bee being picky AF. Somehow she manages to please them both. She sends them their banner. They are in love.

March 2018: Bee gets drunk and writes Little Happy Mess on her phone while she’s hiding from the terror toddler. She sidelines Hadley to edit and doesn’t tell Blue until she posts the first chapter. Oops. She promises not to do that again.

May 2018: Blue and Bee finally decide on a mutual author name, title, and summary for their five-year-old baby.

June 9, 2018: Blue and Bee finally present their teaser, banner, and journey with The Lemonade Stand.

June 11, 2018: Point and Shoot, a new story by Planetblue and Honeybeemeadows, now known as BlueMeadow, posts to Both girls plan on getting very drunk.

Bee: I feel like we’re about to have a baby.
Blue: Yes, except we have the gestation time of five elephants.
Bee: They probably want to read a summary?
Blue: Yeah, probably.
Bee: Let’s do what we do best!
Blue: Be vague AF?
Bee: Exactly.

Banner Credit Mina Rivera

Two people. Two houses. One field.
Sometimes anger is so much better than sorrow.

He was right there, standing at the gate with his forehead wrinkled, clearing his throat with a rough sound that startled me. I darted to my feet, breath caught in my mouth, ripping the scarf off my face. My face flamed, embarrassed beyond belief that he’d caught me playing pretend with his reality in such a careless way. He was shirtless again, covered in a faint splatter of paint, and I was still in the nightdress. With the sun baking the back of my neck, I smashed my thighs together and crossed my arms over my chest as his one good eye traveled all the way down to my feet and all the way back up to my hair. I’d sat in the trees again for most of the day, watching him as he prettied up his house, rolling around in the strawberries, and making chain-link crowns out of violets. Snuggling with the fawn and studying his every move.

I was so curious about him, my nameless neighbor.

Half-naked and mostly angry.

He reached for me quickly, a darting movement I barely registered before he had my hand in his, and he was tying my white ribbon too tightly around my wrist.

“Don’t,” he exhaled, his words caught harsh and raw in his chest. “You just don’t know. You have no right.” His eye lifted to mine, face rigid with anger, and he pointed his finger at me. “That’s my flagpole. My pond. Mine.”

I barely heard any of it. I just nodded along, unable to speak, stuck in the exciting minutia of being so close to someone like him. His shadow. His smell. Sweat and wood and sunshine as he glared at me. The soft skin on his neck where his beard was starting to shadow his jaw and the way he swallowed before he moved toward me. The faint beginning of crow’s feet at the corner of his eye and the bright, clover-colored iris behind his dark lashes. The million different colors in his hair, rust and copper and something dark like the dirt if you dug just a couple inches under the surface. The little puckered nub of scar tissue on his shoulder, next to a dot of yellow paint. The tattoo on his arm, the image warped by skin that was damaged not so long ago and barely visible beneath a fresh scar.

I fidgeted, grabbing fistfuls of my nightdress, watching as he turned away and strode three angry steps back to the gate. He paused just outside the garden, crossing his arms over his chest and squinting up at my crooked house with a frown on his face. The house didn’t look much better than I did. Overgrown ivy creeping in through the windows. Balding roof, shingles scattered across the lawn. Peeling paint and sagging porch. The fawn emerged from the corn, appearing between my legs again, and we watched him in silence until he spoke again.

Turning toward me to ask me who was taking care of the house.

“No one.” I looked away and shrugged. “Me.”

“Who’s taking care of you?”

We will each be posting the first few chapters under our personal Fanfiction accounts, as well as our new, shared account: BlueMeadow. Ultimately, all posting will move solely to the new account. The story is complete, and we’re so excited to finally share this with you!

We owe so much to our team, the women who stand behind us and make our words better in every way: LayAtHomeMom, Hadley Hemingway and CarrieZM. All of them have worked so hard for us, giving their time, love, and encouragement. Let’s be honest: we owe them twelve million dollars and a lifetime of devotion.

Many thanks to Mina Rivera for that awesome banner. She’s like a good tattoo artist - we gave her an idea and she gave us something back that was better than we even knew we wanted!

We would also like thank the ladies at TLS for wanting to showcase our story in their Sneak Peek feature! And last but certainly not least, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to you, our readers, for your loyal affection.

Oh! One last thing: this is a picture Bee found on her friend’s Instagram, taken at a tiny art studio in New Orleans. It freakishly has almost every element of our story in it…good luck and have fun!

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I’ve followed planetblue fanatically from her early days writing Barefoot in Texas, with her creative, free spirited Bella, and I’ve been impressed by Honeybeemeadows from the moment I read The Other Way, with her vivid imagery and her captivating Edward. Give these ladies a standing ovation for completing their debut story & be sure to put BlueMeadow on alert, so you can follow along with TLS! 

♥ Nic

Monday, June 4, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Can you believe we are halfway through the year already?! It’s sweet summertime and we have a compilation of some old and new favorites to quench your thirst. Dive right in with us and pick a favorite. Be sure to let the writer know where you saw them recommended, when you leave them some love in the form of a review. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

A New Light by MaybeInTheFuture
It's been ten years and the Cullen clan is struggling to remain a  family. When they finally start to come back together, a call from Bella  will change everything. Bella's daughter is sick and needs help. Can a  miracle happen or will everything fall apart again? Normal pairings.  Takes place ten years after New Moon. 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

Facade by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
FBI agent Edward Masen goes undercover to take down the Cullen mafia.  Meeting Bella Swan, the former boss's daughter now forced to earn her  keep by stripping in the club owned by the new Family, was never in his  plans. He feels the need to save her, but he can't even save himself.  He's about to find out that nothing is as it seems. My entry for the  Secrets and Lies contest. Rated M

Gravity Series 1: Blood & Glory by drotuno
The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are  trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they  need each other to survive? Canon couples. Rated M

I Dare You by araeo
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

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

It Begins Like This by Iambeagle
A story about long-distance love. It begins with 'Then' and ends with 'Now'.
Rated: Fiction M

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

Skyjacked by Sukithree
When the unthinkable happens on the way to visit her brother, Bella finds herself in terrible danger. More than just the elements are against her and the others as they fight for survival on a deserted island. She finds not only safety in Edward, but also her soulmate. Will that be enough if they aren't rescued in time? Will danger continue to follow them? Rated M

The Monster in Me by Edward’s Eternal
She arrived unexpectedly. I lusted after her body and blood. She would be mine. All of her. The monster in me demanded it.  Rated M

The Wrong Number by IpsitaC77
Sometimes, even a wrong step can ultimately lead you to the right path.  Will a couple of mistaken digits be that step for them? — A simple tale  of common people and their ordinary lives. Rated M

This Is Who I Am by PattyRose
Edward Cullen, successful business exec/playboy/all around bad boy.  Bella Swan, divorced mom/graphic artist/unwilling to trust her heart to  the likes of someone like Edward again. Will she give him a chance? Does  he even deserve one? AH, AU ExB Rated M

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

Useless Things by bicyclesarecool
"The useless days will add up to something...these things are your becoming." No one said that growing up was easy, but for struggling musician Bella, it seems damn near impossible. Luckily, with her friends, her music, and the hot barista across the street, she might not completely screw up her entire life. Rated M

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

Monday, May 21, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

With all the excitement from the Royal Wedding this weekend, we went on a scavenger hunt of all fics we have loved Royal and wedding related! So put on your British fascinators, get your tea and crumpets, and settle in for some Royal/Wedding reading. As always, please leave the writers some love in the form of a review and tell them TLS sent you! Cheerio!

♥ Nic & Six


A Little Too Much Too Late by MrsK81
Having spent years waiting for her Mr. Right, Bella is finally getting the wedding of her dreams & a job opportunity of a lifetime. But life is never that simple & soon she is in way over her head. Rated M

A Night With The Royal Staff by MrsK81
Originally a one shot now extended. American Bella is spending a year in London. Working at a party she meets a very sexy and very regal man looking for an escape. Result - a night with the Royal Staff which fast becomes so much more. Rated M

From the Cup of Duty by LadyExcalibur2010
Edward is a ruler in need of an heir. Isabella Swan comes from fruitful stock. A marriage made in heaven, right?Well...not quite yet. Sometimes duty brings an unexpected gift.
Rated M

From This Day Forward by hopesparkles
Betrayed just days before her wedding, Bella's personal and professional life hang in the balance. When one of her closest friends offers to be the stand-in groom, Bella will find that sometimes the best things in life really aren't what you planned. Rated M

I Do Maybe by twilightladies
Swan's White Weddings is the love of Bella's life, consuming her days and nights, but she wouldn't have it any other way. After securing Chicago's wedding of the year for Tanya Turner, the elite socialite daughter of Turner Industries' CEO, Bella thinks all her hard work has finally paid off. It's just a shame she's already well-acquainted with the groom. Rated M

Mate of Honor by MagTwi78
Best friends Bella and Edward have a deal—if they're not married by the time they're 30, they'll marry each other. While she's been searching for Mr. Right, he's been busy with Miss. Right Now. Would you be happy seeing your long-time love say 'I do' to someone else?
Rated M

Pinky Swear by Kharizzmatik
Bella always knew she loved her best friend, but it isn't until she finds out he's engaged that she remembers just how much. How far will she go to make him see he's marrying the wrong woman? A story about finding your heart and losing your head. AH E/B Twilight - Rated: M

Plight Thee My Troth by Gingerandgreen
England, 1795. Lord Edward Masen and Miss Isabella Swan promise to love one another for all time; but will the harsh realities of life allow two souls from very different backgrounds to fulfil their vows. Rated M

Sovereign Fate by A Cullen Wannabe
Taking place in 17th century Europe, Princess Isabella faces her fate as her arranged marriage to promiscuous Prince Edward, future King of England. As she resists the inevitable, is she actually running away from the future she always wanted? AH/OC/Lem Rated M

The Captive and the Coward by LyricalKris
The lives of the highborn citizens of the realm are subject to tide of power that flows around them. When a match is made between Edward,son of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and Bella, highborn prisoner of the crown held hostage after her family's betrayal, neither party can refuse. It's not an ideal match for either the traumatized Lady nor the black sheep of Masen House. Rated M

The Heart of a King by MandyLeigh87
"I do not desire to be seen," I murmured. He stopped and laughed a little under his breath. "What if it is my desire?" Rated M

The Heir and The Spare by sleepyvalentina
My sister keeps telling me the media is way too hard on Prince Edward—that he isn't an arrogant, self-entitled bastard and I'd like him if I got to know him. Right. The more time I spend with His Royal Heinous, the more I want him to leave me alone. But he won't, and since the tabloids already think I'm sleeping with him, he might as well kiss me. Rated M

The Maiden and the Maid by AgoodWITCH
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, noble the ill-prepared to turn it down. Bella is no one, a lady's maid at a girl's school until the princess she serves changes her life with a choice she would never make herself. Now she sets off into a world she doesn't know, betrothed to a man who will never know her. Rated M

The Princess and the Playboy by kimbersmith90
'Sure, she was hot, but I imagined her to be a pompous, stuck-up know-it-all who would more than likely be incredibly boring in bed, so as far as I'm concerned, she isn't worth my attention' Playboy Edward is in for the shock of his life when The Princess Isabella of Scotland is assigned to his flat at university. Based on the love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Rated M

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

Monday, May 7, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have so many stories to smile about on this manic Monday! We are pretty proud of this week’s list of recommendations and hope that you will love them as much as we do. There are so many great writers among us and we are blessed to have gotten to read their work for free! Check out this list and be sure to let the writer know where you found them, when you leave them a review. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Garment of Brightness by miaokuancha
Moving to Forks, spending the last eighteen months of her childhood with  a father she barely knew ... it seemed like a good idea at the time. A  Twilight mosaic, freely drawn from book and movie, wanders into AU as  the story unfolds. Rated M

Adult Book Store by cosmogirl7481
Bella drove past every day…curious, frustrated, repressed and longing.  Secretly needing something, but too afraid to ask. Until one day, she  wasn't. Rated M

Branching Inward by LifeInTheSnow
He's a brilliant, sensual, tactile artist with a huge personality and  love for least, he used to be. She's a shrewd historian,  content to observe from a  distance...until now. At Newcoven College in  Clearwater, OH, no secret is safe.  Rated M

Don’t Look - No Promises by Honeybeemeadows
"I didn't know you had a bike," she stuttered. "Yeah, well, some chick  stole my car." He winked at her. "She jacked the tranny somewhere  halfway to the ocean. It took me and the boys two days to get her back  to town and it's gonna take another two weeks to get her back up and  running." Bella's mouth fell open. "That was your car?" - A love song  for Hadley Hemingway. Rated M

Everlasting Why by suitablyironicmoniker
A student of social work & her troubled client. Longing to help him,  she suspects & soon learns there is far more beneath the surface  than she could have ever guessed. & perhaps her motives for helping  are more complicated than she's willing to admit. Rated M

Giofógach by ltlerthqak
I didn't know anything was missing from my life until I met him at the  carnival. Were my gypsy lifestyle and unbelievable gift too much for him  to accept? And was there something bigger we should have been watching  for? Rated M

Going Under by sparklnfade
It's been ten years since the summer Bella Swan's life changed.  What  will happen when she comes face to face with the reason for it?  She  went under once, will she go under again? Rated M

Home for the Harvest by compass54
Montana, 1000 feet above the Missouri River, was the last photo shoot  before my vacation. The Cullen family, expanding the brand of their  high-end whiskey, hired me to photograph their harvest. They chose an  unknown male model to add sex to the campaign, and I knew working with  an amateur would be a challenge. I never knew their seductive country  boy would have me begging for more. Rated M

In the Twilight of My Life by theladyingrey42
When you think you have nothing left to live for, what happens when you're given another chance? 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

Reckless by assilem33
Cheatfic: I know what he tastes like, what he feels like, and it's wrong, reckless, but I want to get undressed and crawl back into that bed with him. AH E/B; B/J Rated M

Sear by Rochelle Allison
Bella, one week into a housesitting job, has an unexpected, late night visitor.  Rated M

Sins of the Piano Man by solareclipses
A reclusive vampire's swan songs for the victims he regrets draw in a  young woman struggling with her father's illness. As fate brings them  together, Edward's dark past threatens to tear them apart. Rated M

The Red Eye by badjujube
It's important for any private investigator to maintain a good  relationship with local law enforcement and it's representatives.  Therefore, I am always cooperative and polite with Chief Swan. Also, I  try not to drink his daughter Bella's blood. Rated M

When We Drove All Night by smellyia
He watched and was there whenever she needed him and she thought he was  something while he knew she was everything. She was brilliant, wrong and  perfect. Rated M

Monday, April 23, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

There’s plenty to love about this week’s TLS rec list! We’re excited about this collection of fics and hope you will enjoy them as much as we are. Jump in, find some new favorites, then let the writers know the girls at TLS sent you! Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

A Stable Ever After by Iadorepugs
Edward & Bella are engaged, but that's  just the start. Bella has a talent for dressage that Edward wants to  develop. Lives combined & love declared, how will they handle what  life throws at them? Rated M

Abbracciare Il Cantante by AKABrattyVamp
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

First of the Month by Iambeagle
Edward leases out his late aunt's house for extra cash. 'Property Management for Dummies' should've prepared him for this. Rated M

Follow The Sun by MissWinkles
Sometimes you have to stop thinking with your head and listen to your heart, follow which way the wind blows and dream with abandon. Because tomorrow is a brand new day, and who knows what it will bring. Rated M

Girl Code by LayAtHomeMom
Friends are forever, boys are whatever - unless it's Edward Cullen. Then the gloves come off.  Rated M

I Never Knew by Nerac
After a phone call from a stranger turns her life upside down, Isabella Dwyer realizes that the people you trust the most sometimes tell the biggest lies. Can she convince a man in uniform to help her discover the things she never knew? Rated M

Inappropriate Touching by jenjiveg
While OCD Edward works on his mental health issues, he meets a girl…who  has problems of her own…not the least of which is chronic clumsiness. Rated M

Love Hurts by MapleStyle
I met Edward Cullen on my first day at my new high school. From that  moment on we were practically joined at the hip. We dated for the rest  of Junior year and all of Senior. Though we didn't take that ultimate  step in our relationship, we were very much in love… or so I thought. Rated M

Old School by bornonhalloween
He’s old school, and I think I like it! 2nd Place Judges’ and Public Votes, P.S. I LOVE YOU CONTEST. Rated M

The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a  London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a  Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman  with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might  soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward  may harbor his own dark secrets. 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 Tutor by ItzMegan73 New student Bella Swan needs to break out of her shy exterior and her guidance counselor has the answer: tutoring. And Bella is too new to know she shouldn’t want to tutor Edward Cullen. Rated M

Thicker than Water by Twistedcoincidence
Sisters have a special bond, stronger than friendship, more sacred than a significant other. Bella has always been the perfect big sister, then again, her sister has never possessed something so appealing. Rated M

Tides of Fate by SparklingTwilight
After four years in a bad relationship, and two years of depressed  seclusion, Alice and Rosalie drag best friend Bella on a tropical  vacation designed by fate. 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

Monday, April 9, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This week we have compiled a list of favorites that have demanded our attention and hope they will grab yours too! There are some new favorites and old, but give them a go and see what adventure awaits you. Please be sure to leave the writer some love in the form of a review. Writers want to know you are out there, listening and responding. Let them know TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

Baby Whisperer by compass54
She manipulated me so easily. Twenty-one, beautiful and curious is a  perilous mix. Olderward. Jazz music. He's a successful classical pianist  who doesn't believe in marriage. She's still in college. They meet at  his manager's wedding and he doesn't stand a chance.  Rated M

Bird Girl by TheQueenWriter 
The small town girl who doesn't care about his celebrity status. Can Edward change Bella's mind? Rated M

Blood Lines by windchymes
With just weeks to go before the wedding, Edward reveals a secret from  his human life which leaves Bella shocked and wondering just how well  she knows the man she is about to marry.  Rated M

Boxing Out by MeilleurCafe
Bella is a little lost while trying to make a new life in the Big Apple.  Edward is a Manhattan police officer who knows it to the core. They  meet at court. Will this new romance be a slam dunk? Rated M

Faithfully by LailaB
Edward, the lead singer of Eclipse, has always considered himself fulfilled. He has never desired an emotional connection with anyone outside his band or family, until he meets a much younger Bella on European summer tour. Will love prevail? Rated M

Gravity Series 5: Heaven & Earth by drotuno
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. Rated M

Indelible by bannerday
Some experiences, some people, stick with you forever, leaving their  mark on your memories. You can't escape what they meant to you and you  can't re-write the past. It's indelible. But the future isn't set in  stone…it's yours to write. A story about forks in the road of life and a  past with a future. Rated M

Little Happy Mess by Honeybeemeadows 
Don’t Think. Just say yes. Rated M

Never Said I Didn’t by purelyamuse
Edward is finally ready to play ball, but is Bella? Is it too late? The  bases are loaded. He's just waiting for Bella to give him the signal to  run.  Rated M

Oblivious by LyricalKris
Juggling two jobs and a full-time schedule of classes, college student  Bella didn't have time to figure out just how sexy she could be. Her  boss, Edward knew. She was going to figure it out sometime-why not with  him? A woman in full possession of her wiles is a force to be reckoned  with. Rated M

Sea Salt by SparrowNotes24 
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

The Best Mistake of All by MrsK8
Living the perfect life with no cares or responsibilities suited Bella  just fine, but her family had other ideas and all of a sudden everything  was changing... and not necessarily in a good way. One last night out,  one quick escape through a bathroom window, one assumption about her new  boss plus so many other things proved to be one mistake after another  or so it seemed. Rated M

The bitter, the sweet by Rochelle Allison 
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

You Came Too Early by Elliania
Edward and Bella married too young and for all the wrong reasons, so no  one acted surprised when their marriage crumbled down. Two kids and five  years later, events force them to live under the same roof for a while.  Will they realize what they lost?  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, March 26, 2018

What we're reading this week in TLS:

If you are enjoying your Spring as much as we are (sarcasm), you are ready for this rec list and some enjoyable reading to get you through. We’ve compiled a list of what we are reading and enjoying this week, so that you can dive in with us. At least when it’s cold and snowy out, you can snuggle up with a blanket and a good fic! As always, please remember to leave the writer some love and tell them TLS sent you.

♥ Nic & Six

Bad Timing by LyricalKris
Successful and smart, Bella had always made the right decision. Until  that one day that one time. But once is all it takes. Murphy's Law  strikes again. Rated M

Balançoire by gemini13me
"Perfect balance is like a razor's edge; it can be found only in the Self." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. 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

Everything by Violet Bliss
When their significant others leave them to be with each other, Bella  and Edward are left to pick up the pieces. Among the mess, they find  themselves becoming closer and closer, bonding over broken hearts and  nerdy fandoms.   Rated M

Just One Look by Edward’s Eternal
Just one look. That's all it took. I was his. All he had to do was ask. Rated M

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife
Edward Cullen believed that his new assignment was a waste of time until  he meets a woman who intrigues him like no other. Bella Swan's talents  hold no bounds, yet she heading towards an impossible battle. Thrust  into a world where friends and enemies are difficult to discern, they  must work together to solve this case before the pattern shifts and  everything is lost. Rated M

Living a Lie by Renee.Hills
When after a heartbreaking affair the monsters of her past arise, Bella  promises herself a fresh start without any relationships. When his wife  wishes to move to Seattle, Edward willingly obliges. Their worlds  collide in the most unexpected time and their forbidden love is destined  for fall. Rated M

M Parfait by ghostreader24
Love blossoms as Bella's very own Mr. Perfect takes her on a trip of a lifetime.  Rated M

Perpetual Existence by ericastwilight
Edward discovers every decision has consequences. But is he defined by  the choices he makes? Can he resist temptation? My entry for the  Twilight Tricks and Treats Contest.
Rated M

supernormal by cupcakeriot
She is different. She is magic. And her life is unbelievably beyond normal - it's supernormal. Rated M

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

The Long Road Back to You by knicnort3
Raised closely together since they were five, Bella and Edward fight  like siblings until they make a discovery that sends Edward spiraling  out of control. Riddled with guilt, Bella does whatever she can to try  to fix the situation, and along the way she discovers a love she never  expected… Rated M

The Nightmare Princess by Wonwordful
It started with a dream—a boy with the sky in his eyes and the sun in  his hair. It was a dream that quickly turned into a waking nightmare.  Sometimes he terrified her, but mostly he just died for her. [Sequel to  The Masked Prince] Rated M

Useless Things by bicyclesarecool
"The useless days will add up to something...these things are your becoming." No one said that growing up was easy, but for struggling musician Bella, it seems damn near impossible. Luckily, with her friends, her music, and the hot barista across the street, she might not completely screw up her entire life. 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

Monday, March 12, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday from TLS!  Normally that is an oxymoron, but this week we have some excellent fics to spice things up. We dug through our archives for some things we genuinely love then looked through our new favorites and added those for you also. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Please remember to leave the writer some love, in the form of a review, and tell them TLS sent you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

A Heart Arcane by iambeagle
There are people you get over. And then there's Edward Cullen. Rated M

CHA-OS by Redtini
Bella Swan fell in love, got married, and was living her American dream.  Until she met her soulmate. MA Edward, Bella, Jacob, Tanya. Romance,  angst, and lemons. 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

Onscreen Chemistry by winterhorses
Bella, America's young sweetheart on screen, is starring in her first  R-rated film. Her co-star is Edward Cullen, Hollywood's reputed playboy,  and he won't give her the time of day. Will they fizzle onscreen as  Bella attempts to turn up the heat in her first erotic scene, or can she  cause a reaction powerful enough to burn through his arrogant,  impassive facade? Rated M

Osa Bella by Myg
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter's/niece's/little sister's Twilight. Angsty. Rated M

The Boss by Edward’s Eternal
He stepped back, his face evil and twisted. He was like an avenging  angel - straight from hell. He held out his hand. Marriage or death.Did  Bella have a choice? Rated M

The Gambit by HopeSparkles
Like pieces on a chess board, Edward knew this 'game' would have the desired end. Rated M

The Gap by capitalab
Their first encounter is brief, minute, insignificant, forgettable. At  least it should be. Edward and Bella live very different lives, but a  chance encounter forces them to reexamine everything they thought they  wanted. Rated M

The Masked Prince by Wonwordful
"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

Theories of Bellativity by kikki7
Bella Swan is a physician assistant student trying to survive a grueling  clinical year. Add Dr. Edward Cullen, a cocky, irresistible ob/gyn  resident. Throw in some chocolate, sprinkle with a few of Bella's quirky  theories about life, and see what happens. Rated M

Vancouver Waves by OtherRootVegetable19
At school, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan exist in entirely different  social circles. One chance encounter allows them to see themselves in a  new light, however, they agree to keep their budding friendship under  wraps. With each harboring their own secrets, the question remains:  which one will fall first?  Rated M

Vespers by spoons are for marmalade skies
A tragedy leaves Bella in a spiral of strange events. She's more  confused than ever when a hot, magnetic lawyer offers a distraction from  the tangled feelings she has for her oldest friend.  Rated M

Wanderlust by Throughthislens
Set Three years after New Moon. The Cullen family, sans Edward, is  having a lazy afternoon watching YouTube videos when they stumble across  a travel vlog that quickly leads to an obsession. The star of this  blog? I'm sure you can guess. Rated M

What Have We Done? by ladylibre
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. Rated M

What’s Left of Me by anhd1207
For 15 years Edward Cullen believed his wife and child died in a car  accident on a snowy night. They said she couldn't have survived—that  she'd been swept into the river. He was forced to live a life without  her, to function and be the man she would have wanted. But now, a young  girl proves everything he thought was a lie and he's faced with a truth  he may not be prepared for.  Rated M

Monday, February 26, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Before we get to this week's rec list, the admins of TLS would like to take a minute to wish the lady who started it all a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

Happy Birthday Michelle!


As we wrap up February, we decided to dust off some old favorites and share them with you. We've also added a sprinkling of some new fics we love! We hope that you will find some new things to read and love right along with us. Please let the writer know where you saw them featured, when you leave them some love in the form of a review. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six

21 days by 2old4fanfic
Dr. Isabella Swan is exhausted. After weeks in Africa helping to treat  victims of the Ebola Virus, she just wants to go home. When she arrives  stateside, her welcoming committee is a squad of military police, sent  to escort her to a federally mandated 21 day quarantine. She has no idea  how those 21 days will completely change her life. Rated M

Badlands by planetblue
Moonlight drives and sharpened knives. This is the story of us. Rated M

Burn and Shine by pulsepoint
At first glance felonious Edward seems like nothing but trouble, but as  sheltered college student Bella digs deeper she realizes he is so much  more. Possibly too much for her to handle.  Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
A lot can happen in eight days...  Rated M

Head Over Feet by Iambeagle
It's simple, really. A story about two best friends realizing they're head over feet in love.
Rated: Fiction 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

Let’s Love Hate by Foreverx17
Edward and Bella have been separated for three months, can't stand each other, and—oh yeah—their family has no idea.  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

Number Our Days by twistedkey
Bella Swan is a time traveler, drifting between the past and present. Can the Cullens help her find the cure before time runs out? Rated M

Passion and Propriety by Elise de Sallier
There is absolutely nothing improper about the Vicar of Forkton's  spinster daughter nursing the badly wounded Viscount Masen back to  health. Isabella is far too sensible to develop feelings for a man of  Lord Masen's wealth and position . . . a man who is determined to break  the curse that has plagued his family for generations by letting his  bloodline die out. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy
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. EPOV.  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 Second Son of A Duke by For3ver Immortal
Lord Edward is the second son of a duke and on one mistaken night, his  fate and the fate of a Viscount's daughter is forever intertwined. Set  in 19th century London. Rated M

Uprising by pattyrose
1775: Revolution is in the air. 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 sets them down a dangerous path. *2nd Place Judges' Vote Winner in the 2017 Age of Edward Contest - Now extended to a full story.* Rated M

Wild by PeppahLouie
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

Monday, February 12, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It is officially the week of love and TLS is celebrating by listing some of the fics we are loving this week! Take a peek at our list and see some new and old favorites for you to love, along with us. Send the writer a love note, in the form of a review, and let them know TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

After Jane Died by beegurl13
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

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

Blue Satin and Cowboy Boots by Symphiann
There were 4 unwritten laws in Forks during 1883.1-you listened to your Pa.2-You worshipped God.3-You did your chores without complaint.4-You stayed away from the Cullen brothers. I had no problems with those laws until a pair of green eyes looked my way. Rated M

Boycotting Valentine’s Day by jennlynnfs
Valentine's Day approaches, but Bella chooses to hang out with her best friend Alice. They decide to boycott Valentine's Day. Non-Valentine's Day activites are planned, including no boys. But, Alice's brothers, Edward and Emmett, don't count, right? 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

He Said, She Said by araeo
Boy meets Girl and sweeps her right off her feet – which just happen to be slightly slutty when it comes to a certain tall, dark (and slightly gingered) piece of walking sex, who decides to pursue her without mercy. A fluffy novelette about a girl who does something questionably stupid, yet lucks out incredibly by finding her Mr. Right. Rated M

Here in the Garden of Sin by ooza
Edward has spent his entire existence longing for one thing. When he finally gets it, his careful control starts slipping. It doesn't matter to his savior, she's dying either way. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Rated M

Home for the Harvest by compass54
Montana, 1000 feet above the Missouri River, was the last photo shoot before my vacation. The Cullen family, expanding the brand of their high-end whiskey, hired me to photograph their harvest. They chose an unknown male model to add sex to the campaign, and I knew working with an amateur would be a challenge. I never knew their seductive country boy would have me begging for more. Rated M

Kimberley Diamond by Gingerandgreen
Historical fiction, but not what you expect. In Kimberley, a diamond mining town in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 1872, a frontier bride meets her very certain destiny. An award winner in the Mine to Mark contest 2013, this is PossessiveWard my style. Rated M

Love Like Crazy by JiffyKate
After meeting Edward, Bella thought her life would finally calm down, but nothing could prepare her for what happens next. Life takes a crazy turn and she realizes that the best revenge is moving on. Rated M

Melt With You by Jenny0719
It's her last Olympics and nothing matters to Isabella Swan except one thing: A final gold medal. Until she meets long time admirer and snowboarder, Edward Cullen. Suddenly, she finds that her win isn't important without someone to celebrate it with. GOING FOR THE GOLD CONTEST WINNER. 1st place judge's vote. 2nd place public vote. 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

Skyjacked by Sukithree
When the unthinkable happens on the way to visit her brother, Bella finds herself in terrible danger. More than just the elements are against her and the others as they fight for survival on a deserted island. She finds not only safety in Edward, but also her soulmate. Will that be enough if they aren't rescued in time? Will danger continue to follow them? Rated M

Take the Ice by Bellamarie117
Competitive figure skater Bella Swan meets NHL hockey player Edward Cullen. Bella's Olympic dreams are crushed by injury. Can he help her find the strength to take the ice again? Will they find love and friendship in the meantime? Rated M

The Other Way by Honeybeemeadows
Men, like jewels, require a setting. Even if the setting is the last place you'd expect. Rated M

Monday, January 29, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s that time of year when Christmas is packed away and it’s not quite time for Valentine’s Day romance, but TLS has you covered for things to read! We’ve discovered some favorites, old and new, just for you. Take a peek and see what you can relate to and maybe choose something that would be completely off your radar. Leave the writers some love, in the form of a review and tell them TLS recommended them! Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Case of You by SparrowNotes24
He's her warning. She's his sweet temptation. An addict always wants what he can't have, even if it will ruin him. "Speak of the devil and she shall appear. Who am I kidding? I'm Beelzebub." Rated M

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

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

Condemned to Us (Not Such A Bad Thing) by Cruiz107
"Don't act like it's a bad thing to fall in love with me.'Cause you might look around and find your dreams come true, with me Spent all your time and your money just to find out that my love was free." Bella's selfish decision will tie Edward to her for at least eighteen years, but some people refuse to be bound. Rated M

Crosshairs: The Whole Story by Ericastwilight
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

Dear Maggie by Jenny0719
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it. Rated M

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

Fatherhood, Formula and Other F Words by anhd1207
*REPOST* When man-whore, foul-mouthed Edward's life takes an unexpected  turn, he's left with a baby to raise. With the help of a friendly  neighbor, he learns sometimes the unexpected could be the best thing  that's ever happened. All Human  Rated M

Fighting Chance by LyricalKris
Edward and Bella are strangers with one terrible thing in common. Both  picking through the ashes in the aftermath of disease. Both in need of a  shred of hope, a fighting chance.
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

Honeymoon Suite by TwiliteAddict
We all wailed a collective 'ugh' at the fade to black scenes during  Edward and Bella's honeymoon. This fic is a captivating look at the  romance, emotions & imagery of Bella & Edward's honeymoon, the  struggles of the pregnancy & birth, and Edward's joy when he bonds  with Nessie while Bella goes thru the change.  Rated M

Irrevocable by Sukiethree
It doesn't matter when I live my life, as long as it's with you. Rated M

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable19
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

Normality by xXHiddenSecretXx
"I'm not normal." I don't even realise I've said the words out loud at  first. Those words that often worm their way through my mind, that have  been instilled into me from birth by Mother. His words shock me. "And  what defines normal for you?" Rated M

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia
Bella once told a lie. A lie that cost her everything she ever wanted.  10 years later she returns to her hometown to an ailing father, an angry  best friend, and the man from whom she has kept a secret that threatens  to unravel her existence. Rated M