Monday, August 12, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s hot outside and it's the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite SUMMER reads. So dive on in and don’t forget to let the author know where you saw their story featured when leave them some love. Happy reading!

♥ Six Dlbfive


Firefly in Summer by Primary Colors
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6672297/1/
Edward finds himself back in the little beach town of his childhood when he inherits the local bar from his uncle. The elusive, pretty girl next door has killer legs, a sketchbook and secrets that are slowly eating her alive. Rated M

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

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

Summerboy by Little Miss Mionie
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6666188/1/
Every summer vacation, Edward was Bella's annual secret escape. At school, Bella can't hide from the whispers that she deserved what happened during "the incident". Her summery and wintry worlds collide. AH, Edward/Bella. Rated M

Summer Heat by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10290562/1/Summer-Heat
She is the devil disguised as an angel and I want to be a sinner so bad. A birthday one shot for Kni, has grown into a collection of birthday one shots! Rated M

Summer Nights by Jenny0719
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5215869/1/Summer-Nights
Bella Swan moves to Chicago with her son and Jacob Black. She then meets Edward Cullen and falls in love. But someone doesn't want Bella and Edward to be together... Rated M

Summer of Salt by lola-pops
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5589694/1/Summer-of-Salt
The heat wave lingers. Sweet, savory and slick. Jasper, Rose and I wade through the humid days, content in our relative isolation. We spend June through August at our family lake property, and this summer is like any other. Until it's not. Rated M

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

Summer Sessions by coldplaywhore
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4925818/1/Summer-Sessions
After graduating high school Bella Swan spends the summer getting to know Edward Cullen, the brooding older brother of her best friend Alice. They both start to wonder how things will progress when they head to college together in the fall. Rated M

Summer's Hidden Melody by Winterhorses
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10866157/1/Summer-s-Hidden-Melody
One band. Two college graduates. Twenty-four concerts. Bella and Rosalie spend an unforgettable summer following their favorite band on tour. When Bella catches the eye of charismatic lead singer Anthony Cullen, she's in for an incredible ride. But the two don't always get along in harmony, and Bella wonders if her long-held ideal really is the perfect one for her. Rated M

The Longest Summer by lexiecullen17
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5445804/1/The-Longest-Summer
Bella wants Edward...the only problem is, he's a counselor at her summer camp. And although Bella has always been one of Edward's favorite campers, that's all she'll ever be to him...right? When Bella returns as a counselor, can she change his mind? AH. Rated M

The Summer Before by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11377834/6/The-Summer-Before
It's the summer before college, and what better way to spend it than with friends on the beach. Love, sand, and the ocean is what awaits them. Can two people with difficult pasts move on? A birthday fic for Kyla713 Rated M

Monday, July 29, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This week we have some new and under-appreciated stories for you! We hope you will be as intrigued as we are with this list. Check it out and maybe find a new favorite “drop everything”.  Be sure and leave the writers some love by telling them you saw them recommended on The Lemonade Stand. Enjoy!!

♥ Six Dlbfive


A Port in the storm by DeJean Smith
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12325407/1/A-Port-in-the-storm
It was a dark and stormy night when Edward Masen made his way to Swan House in the hopes of fulfilling his father's promise. He prayed Master Swan would honor the contract Edward, Sr., had made but could no longer uphold. Little did the young man know that the storms of life strike equally, regardless of social status, and he was not the only one searching for a safe port. Rated M

First Impressions by highlanderprincess
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13280102/1/First-Impressions
Beautiful, bookish, independent, and ... judgmental? To Bella Swan, Edward Cullen is nothing more than an arrogant, pretentious, and unbearably handsome annoyance. Definitely not the type of man she could ever fall in love with. No, definitely not. Pride and Prejudice inspired B&E romance! Rated M

Hades, a love story – Sort of by FictionFreak95
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13339120/1/
A story of perseverance & the lack thereof. For the downtrodden. About love & loss along with the betrayal & bitterness that ensues in its aftermath. Long story short, a story about Hades & how maybe he's not the bad guy, after all. 1/4 c Lucifer. 2 tbsp Meet Joe Black. 1 heaping swig of Twilight. misc nonsense. Liberties with Greek mythology. MA, ExB AH (sort of) blah blah blah. Rated M

Incognito by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12095351/1/Incognito
Edward Cullen just wants to join the masses at an annual event, but he needs a disguise. Will the young artist help him walk around incognito or expose him before the day even starts? A birthday fic for MyHeroin1 Rated M

Late Night Encounters by Kyla713
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5253229/1/Late-Night-Encounters
Lonely ER doc Edward Cullen goes online one night in curiosity, never expecting to find what was awaiting him. AH/possibly some OOC. Rated M

Masen Manor by Drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10108743/15/Masen-Manor
Masen Manor, home to a prestigious boarding school, Masen Academy. An immortal hiding from the world has his faith tested by a hundred-year-old fortune and a broken, silent girl. Rated M

Resident Geek by cdunbar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4509651/1/Resident-Geek
Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular,  beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who  thinks geeks make for better lovers?  Rated M

The Bigger They Are by LadyExcalibur2010
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6023650/1/The-Bigger-They-Are
Confirmed bachelor and career soldier, Edward Cullen was perfectly happy with his life. Until a young punk busted his windshield. Suddenly, he finds himself drawn to a beautiful widow with a LOT of baggage- four rambunctious sons. AH/AU - COMPLETE  Rated: M

The Coven by mkystich
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13347901/1/The-Coven
I am a Seraph, a witch guardian that protects against anything that tries to harm anyone in our world. Witches think that the only danger out there are witch hunters, but they're wrong. How do I protect my people when evil is attacking them from within? Rated M

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

The Whisky Distiller’s Wife by 2carm2carm2
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13053224/1/The-Whisky-Distiller-s-Wife
“She wondered how either God or the law regarded two people who didn’t know the first thing about each other entering into a farce of a marriage.” A tale of two people navigating life together after the global financial crisis with plenty of Scotch and a wee bit of deception. Rated M

White Noise by Hotteaforme
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13318558/1/White-Noise
Waitress Bella wants nothing to do with her boyfriend’s shady drug dealings. When he forces her to do him a favor, she finds herself on the wrong side of the wrong sort of people…all except one. Rated M

Monday, July 15, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday! Lemonade anyone? We have a wide variety of fic recs for you this week; from completed fics, to fics just starting out and grabbing our attention. Don't forget to leave the authors some love, letting them know where you saw their story recommended! Happy Reading!

♥ Six Dlbfive


Accidentally in Love by Missus T
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7778961/1/Accidentally-in-Love
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

Arms by Virginia May
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7155134/1/Arms
After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, sharpshooter & former Olympian Bella Swan is forced to live under a new identity as a high school student in tiny Forks, WA. Will unexpected feelings for the wrong man be her undoing or her salvation? AH Rated M

Broken by Pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13255814/1/Broken
Be careful what you do to the woman a good man loves, no matter who the hell you are. Because he'll protect her with his life. E&B. Rated M

Brotherly Devotion by Goldentemptress
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5070346/1/Brotherly_Devotion
When you play with fire you're gonna get burned. Bella's marriage has gone stale, and she soon finds herself tied up in a web of deceit involving her young brother-in-law Edward. Adultery is never as easy as it seems...BPOV, Rated M Twilight - Rated: M

Dear Maggie by Jenny0719
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7179931/1/Dear-Maggie
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it. Rated M

Dominion of My Heart by Sunshine1220
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13315022/1/Dominion-of-My-Heart
Commanded by his King to seize her kingdom, he chooses to set his eyes on a different prize…dominion of her heart. What he offers her instead is a chance to choose her own fate. Kings and their kingdoms will fall. Blood will be spilled. When it seems all is lost, can they hold on to everything they’ve gained? Rated M

Forever Grey by Soft Ragoo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6040061/3/Forever-Grey
Edward Cullen lives a fantasy life, changing as his family moves along, yet never entirely changing. He's seeking something new and exciting; something worth living for. He finds what he least expected, and it changes him forever. Mature readers please! Rated M

Inauguration Day by Compass54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13328536/1/Inauguration-Day
On January 20th, the Commander in Chief swears an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The day has a specific schedule, a historic order of events that end with a new president in the White House. This time, the name is Cullen. Rated M

Perfect Match by shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13275915/1/Perfect-Match
For him, she's a perfect match. Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Rated M

The Whispering Woods by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13327491/1/The-Whispering-Woods
Summary: They say the Crescent Hill Woods whisper to some and scream at others. Even in your dreams. Welcome to Forks, Washington, home of the Spartans. Stay Out of the Whispering Woods. Rated M

The Game by cynosure23
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11880999/1/
"Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life." When Edward and Bella meet, they both fall hard. But nothing is easy, and together, they must learn how to make the most of this opportunity. Rated M

Trust No one by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13117542/6/Trust-No-One
As a woman alone in a world gone wild, Bella couldn't trust anyone. It had been two years since a deadly virus was released in all of the world's major cities. The population is decimated. Modern society is a thing of the past. The things we do to survive. Rated M

Monday, July 1, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've got a great list of fresh recs for you this Monday morning! It's a perfect mix of old favorites and brand new ones just getting started. We hope you can enjoy some reading time this holiday week. Remember to leave the writers some love in the form of a review. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six 


A Family Affair by kitchmill
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9101526/1/A-Family-Affair
An older woman has always been the object of Edward's desire. But age is not the only obstacle in their way. Bella is not only married, her sister is Edward's stepmother. When she needs a shoulder to lean on, will Edward be able to stay away? Rated M

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 

Beneath the Branches by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13305692/1/Beneath-the-Branches
"The town of Forks is typically synonymous with boredom, not serial killers." Rated M

By Way of Sorrow by Jaxington
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8612085/1/By-Way-of-Sorrow
Bella Cullen has spent the last ninety-five years giving everything to protect her family and mourning the loss of her long dead human husband. A trip to Alaska to meet Tanya's latest romantic interest changes everything. The vampire she meets there has his face, his hair, and his body, but not his memories. It's a strange new world. Rated: Fiction M

CHA-OS by Redtini
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12836834/1/CHA-OS
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

Made For You by shaunna100
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13001181/1/Made-For-You
Bella Swan was enjoying her life working at her dad's bar, until rock-star Edward Masen swooped in and flipped her world upside down. He was handsome, charming, and harboring so much guilt over the death of his brother that his music was suffering. Could Bella be the muse he was looking for? Or will the life of a rock-star be too much for her to handle?
Rated M

Milkshake Girl by Gigileexo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13128804/1/Milkshake-Girl
She is secret strawberry milkshakes and sugar-sweet smiles. He is sin and corruption and thirteen years too old. Rated M

The Road Trip by Honeymoon Edward
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13306372/1/The-Road-Trip
Bella is desperate to see her celebrity crush in person even if it means spending an entire week with her annoying co-worker, Edward Cullen. BxE, HEA. Rated M

Torn by Dooba
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6356034/1/Torn
Bella Swan has survived a living hell, twice. She no longer speaks. Nobody ever listened. The Cullen family take her into their care. Bella fights to leave her past behind, but will she be able to let love in? AH M-rated for violence, content, language. Rated M

Venice Beach Stories by Chicklette
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5916143/1/Venice-Beach-Stories
A collection of o/s taking place in and around Venice Beach, CA. Various POVs voices. Canon couples, AH. M for sex, drugs. Rated: Fiction M

When He Said Hello by MujerN
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13161895/1/When-He-Said-Hello
It's a mystery how possessions on a campsite vanish. Everyone's bewildered. Sam is a local and he isn't. He knows how. He knows why. He knows a mute, young man living in the woods shouldn't be bothered. That's not what Bella witnessed, because just back there, when he said Hello, Bella was pretty sure the young man spoke to her. The mystery now is to find him. Rated M

Zuma by Planetblue
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13319962/1/
He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn't stop me from wishing he were mine. Rated M

Saturday, June 22, 2019

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK 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.

When a fandom favorite author posts "Coming Soon" on her facebook wall, we start counting down the days before we can feature a Sneak Peek! This week, we are thrilled to share an excerpt of Planetblue's new fic, Zuma. She's given us favorites like Deviant, Badlands, Artful Maneuvers and Crazy Like That and we are certain this new one will lead fic discussions for weeks to come.


banner by LayAtHomeMom and Patrizia Adamo

Zuma
by
PlanetBlue

Summary: He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing he were mine.

~ oOo ~

Once upon a time, a certain wanna-be writer completed her first fic and wondered what she should write next?

Her thoughts immediately went to a time in her youth that always fascinated her as an adult.

The 1970s.

She was just 8 or 9 when she'd watch her older siblings, their friends, and her babysitter partake in such nifty things like roller skating, socks that went up to your knees, feathered hair, and wearing satin shorts. She thought illicit smoking sessions surrounding an ashtray while you sat on the floor of your best friend's room listening to Fleetwood Mac was probably the best way to spend an afternoon.

However, a certain mustachioed biker man with an ego problem came into her life, and her dreams of the 70's were put out like a disco inferno.

She's happy to say that seven years later, that 70's story has resurfaced, and what better time of the year to give you a Southern California story set in the summer of 1978?

How about right now?

One Day at a Time and The Love Boat! Grease and Animal House! Van Halen and the Bee Gees! And let's not forget Tab in a two-liter glass bottle and Hawaiian Punch in a can you had to poke holes in the top to pour!

Boogie down memory lane with me, won't you?

~ oOo ~

The hot California sun kisses my bare legs as they hang out the window of Jacob’s car, a beat up ’67 Charger that he loves more than me, a fact we’re both aware of. We’re driving to Frosty Freeze, our daily trip for ice cream in a summer that feels like it’s screeching towards its end even though it’s just begun. I’m already late for work, but I don’t care all that much, which is basically how I feel about most things.

I push the hair flying around my face out of the way, just in time to see him in the parking lot at Zuma beach.

Edward Cullen. 

His golden shoulders glisten with salty ocean water, his old denim cutoffs lay unbuttoned and hanging dangerously low around his hips. A white t-shirt sticks out of his back pocket, waiting to be put back on. 

With his right hand he slings the yellow and blue surfboard easily under his arm, and with the left, he pulls Rosalie Hale’s bikini clad body into his own.

I lick my lips and squeeze my thighs together, knowing that in just a few short hours, he’ll be sitting across from me at dinner, eating whatever Renee makes from the helpful housewife advertisements she sees during The Carol Burnett Show. 

He may be dating my step-sister, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing he were mine.


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Monday, June 17, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

In celebration of Father’s Day yesterday, TLS decided to change things up a bit by giving you a rec list of some of our very favorite fics with Edward as a father. 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

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A Rough Start by ItzMegan73
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319052/1/A-Rough-Start
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7775714/1/A-Soft-Place-to-Land
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11972117/1/Begin-Again
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8581542/1/Beyond-the-Break-Room
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

Come Undone by drotuno
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13152478/1/
He shouldn't want to touch, but he did – every time she was in his bar. She should be focused on college, but he was all things dangerously sexy and charming. Who do you need, who do you love when you come undone? Written for Babies at the Border. E/B rated M

Going Under by sparklnfade
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7728698/1/Going-Under
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8382216/1/Holding-On-and-Letting-Go
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8257657/1/Honest-Liar
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 bytwistedcoincidence
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5993964/1/Paper-CutOuts
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

Reality Minus Expectations by Incog Ninja
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8911907/1/Reality-Minus-Expectations
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9786923/1/Rest-My-Soul
On opposite corners of Third Street and Beale, two lonely people fight to stay that way. Her scars are on the surface, soft on her skin and in her eyes. His run bone-deep, seeped in bourbon and blues. EPOV. Rated M

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9016564/1/Secrets-and-Lies
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

Such Great Heights by SydneyAlice
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5654368/1/Such-Great-Heights
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 Living Will by 2carm2carm2
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8454547/1/The-Living-Will
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost.
Rated M

The Pie Equation by TheQueenWriter
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10398001/1/The-Pie-Equation
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

Monday, June 3, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

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

♥ Nic & Six


All the Wild Horses by elusivetwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6435667/1/All-the-Wild-Horses
In her suffocating small hometown, Bella Swan meets widowed Edward Cullen. Can she pull him from the depths of his grief? Is there enough of him left to soothe her clawing loneliness? Rated M

Daedalus in Exile by EzRockAngel
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5379739/1/Daedalus-in-Exile
After leaving Forks, Edward follows a path of weakness and isolation while eventually seeking redemption from the only person who can absolve him. Alternate Universe, B/E Rated M

Here's To Now by iambeagle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11798618/2/Here-s-To-Now
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." Rated M

I Don’t Want to Fight by kyla713
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9488105/1/I-Don-t-Wanna-Fight
I thought we would stand the test of time, but sometimes, fear and resentment can cause you to lose what you treasure the most. Inspired by the song with the same title by Westlife. Rated M

Love Hurts by MapleStyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11347807/1/Love-Hurts
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

Somewhere Between Nothing and Everything by Myotherlife
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10838768/1/Somewhere-Between-Nothing-and-Everything
Federal prosecutor Bella Swan is already standing on the precipice of a dark abyss when her world is thrown into madness. Struggling for a lifeline, the reemergence of a man she vowed never to trust again will change everything. Life and death. Love and hate. In the middle of obscurity, what is the cost of redemption? Rated M

The Keepsake by windchymes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7562914/1/The-Keepsake
Some things you never forget, they just hurt too much to remember. Rated M

Thicker than Water by Twistedcoincidence
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5716765/1/Thicker-than-Water
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

Undeniable by assilem33
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13291352/1/Undeniable
Despite the utter chaos of it all, Bella's entire life was her husband and their two kids…then HE moved in across the street and changed everything. A tale of lies, deception and utter heartbreak. Rated M. E/B HEA Rated M

Uprising by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12688033/1/Uprising
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

What if I Told You by ajsilentvoice
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719390/1/What-if-I-Told-You
After nearly a year, Bella finally finds a number for the Cullens in Ithaca, New York. A last minute invitation to a reunion bash at Mike Newton's, though, leaves Bella drunk, alone, and holding a cell phone. Will a stupid mistake bring them together? Rated M

Where There's Smoke by NYNJTwiGals
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5366194/1/Where-There-s-Smoke
Edward is a Chicago firefighter who decides to move to Seattle to escape his past. Bella is a woman betrayed who has turned her back on love- until they meet. Will they spark into something beautiful or go up in flames? Rated M

Saturday, June 1, 2019

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK 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.

Once again, we are proud to showcase our very own multi-talented TLS admin, LayAtHomeMom! She’s given us some of our favorite fics like Kush, Burning Saints, and Girl Code. Now, she’s giving us something a little different and we can’t wait to see where she takes us with this new fic!



banner by LayAtHomeMom

Beneath the Branches
Summary: “The town of Forks is typically synonymous with boredom, not serial killers.”

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Summertime is here and with that, a new story to share.

In the past, many of my fics have been rife with silliness, sarcasm, sex, and subtle shade. *Carrie ZM cringes at my alliteration*

But this summer, I’m going to try something a bit different. Because as much as I love the shade and the snark and sexy times, I’ve got another subject that starts with an ‘s’ that tickles my fancy.

Serial killers.

What does that say about me?

I’m really not sure. All I know is that my Netflix account and Google searches are probably on some kind of watch list and my appetite for true crime stories may be borderline unhealthy.

But I regret nothing.

I do, however, hope that readers out there may share my fondness for the subject.

So, what’s it about?

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, but basically, it’s a whodunit with an older FBI profiler, a young, feisty beauty with a brain, and a small town with a ritualistic serial killer on the loose. Sprinkle in some romance, a smidgen of smut, and a pinch of psycho and BAM – you’ve got Beneath the Branches.

So, if you fancy yourself a Forensic Files aficionado, or consider your super-sleuthing abilities right up there with Columbo, or you’ve just got a pair of David Caruso from CSI: Miami aviators laying around that you feel like dusting off – this might be a fun little summer fic for you.

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Excerpt from Chapter 2

 “So, he’s not deviating from the process in that respect then,” I mutter to myself as I compare victim photos. “But he is evolving.”

“What do you mean?”

“He’s getting comfortable. More precise. With Jessica, his rope work was sloppy and I suppose that could be because he was nervous, but he bound her with a traditional round lashing.” Tapping a finger on a shot of Kate’s bindings and then Emily’s, I note the difference. “With the other two he went with a diagonal lashing.”

The chief inhales deeply through his nose. “Maybe he wanted to secure them better so they couldn’t give him the fight Jessi did.”

“That’s possible I suppose,” I tip my head back and forth considering it, “but I think what’s more concerning is that he’s confident enough to bind them with a more complex lashing.”

Taking a seat beside me, he folds his hands together on the table. “What exactly are we dealing with here?”

I turn to face him and see the worry and exhaustion etched in every line on his face.

“The phones are ringing off the hook. I’ve got journalists and law enforcement and every nib-nosed gossip in Forks asking me questions I can’t answer.” He swallows. “I need a profile.”

“You do, but there’s something more pressing we need to establish.”

“What’s that?”

I eye him seriously. “If he’s a local.”
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Be sure to put LayAtHomeMom on alert so you don't miss out on this fic! Beneath the Branches will begin posting on June 6, 2019.

Monday, May 20, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've dusted off some old favorites for this week's TLS approved rec list. Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love. Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six


Bad Timing by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12861413/1/Bad-Timing
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

Ballad of the Spinster and the Outlaw by Alby Mangroves
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7981082/1/Ballad-of-the-Spinster-and-the-Outlaw
"Sometimes, at night, he'd walk in his meadow and look to the sky, hoping she was seeing the same full moon, the same brilliant stars." This is a story of second chances and intrepid hearts. Rated M

Barefoot in Texas by Planetblue
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8656218/1/Barefoot-in-Texas
I watch her jumping, prancing, her hands empty but taking pictures. Her feet bare on the hot Texas earth. Everything in my life that was planned to a T just whirled away in a ruffled skirt. Rated M

Belward by Footprints358
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11259139/1/Belward
Access Hollywood thinks he's gay. Extra thinks he's secretly married. In reality, Hollywood Hot Shot Edward Cullen is just busy. The literary world recognizes M. Dwyer as one of the most prolific writers of this generation. The business world knows Isabella Swan as a philanthropic real estate mogul. What happens when all of this comes crashing together? Rated M

Catch My Breath by tanglingshadows
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8227043/1/Catch-My-Breath
Once upon a time, a quirky woman barreled into a soft-spoken man's life and turned it upside down. Not that he complained about it. Rated M

Heart of Stone by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13199669/1/Heart-of-Stone
Struggling through tragedy and betrayal, Edward believes he's living in a cold and loveless world with no choice but to harden his heart. He's only living a numb half-life as his sole focus becomes revenge. If he forgets his true reason for living, is there anyone who can get through to him? Rated M

La Sua Bella Mente (Her Beautiful Mind) by hikingurl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13047241/1/La-Sua-Bella-Mente
After a devastating personal and professional betrayal, Bella returns to the only place she feels safe and happy—the mountains of Georgia. A spur-of-the-moment decision to hike the Appalachian Trail offers her the opportunity to regain her confidence, self-worth, and perhaps a deeper appreciation for the uniqueness of her beautiful mind. Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837255/1/More-than-Skin-Deep
A simple experiment turns into a passion-filled night for both, nerdy Bella and motocross racer, Edward. It's a night that neither forgets. Burdened with darkness of their own, can they be more than only half truths? Forgetting it as a lustful desire or fighting for what really matters - what will win at the end? **Award winning Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest entry.**Rated M

Once Again by Marvar
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8753261/1/Once-Again
When Bella goes to see the final movie in the Dusk Saga, she runs into someone from her past who just might be able to give her a happy ending - in more ways than one. My birthday present for Cosmogirl7481. Rated M

Star in Your Sky by Wonwordful
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8151839/1/Star-in-Your-Sky
It wasn't every day that Bella volunteered to be vampire gourmet. The last thing she expected was for him to kidnap her and take her on an adventure instead. Who was he and how were they connected? It was hard to have fun while tangled up in a web of secrets, schemes and some very dangerous ancients. Rated M

The Good Luck Club by Lolo84
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8749317/1/The-Good-Luck-Club
Perpetually down on her luck, things start to turn around for Bella in the strangest of places. Her new job. At a strip club. When a certain … 'Client' takes an interest in her. But how long will that luck last? Rated M

With Teeth by TalulaBlue
http://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=7061
Edward is a 27-year old alcoholic/addict struggling with his recovery. Bella is a 23-year-old who's moved back home after college. This fic chronicles how they meet, fall in love, and struggle with the complexities of their relationship.Rated M

Monday, May 6, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

TLS is excited to bring you a bundle of new treasures from some of our favorite authors on this fine Monday morning! We've sprinkled in a few spicy older gems just to keep things interesting. New or old, we have no doubt you can find something to love with this list. Be sure to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.

♥ Nic & Six




Beneath the Undertow by aftrnoondlight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6968728/1/Beneath_the_Undertow
Dreams past, circumstance and sacrifice... young Edward and Bella bravely smile through the tears on life's complicated path. A short journey of pure and true devotion... of choosing love above all else. EPOV M for Language & Lemons Rated M

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

Emergence by knicnort3
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13103235/1/Emergence
Swan Manor is hiding dark secrets. Humming in the night, vibrating foundation, and a mysterious hatch that leads to a cold dungeon and a glowing eye. As Bella begins to unravel the intense underground world lurking just below her feet, she must decide if she is prepared to risk everything to set a certain someone free. AU, Vampires, B/E Rated M

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

Forbidden Attraction by MarieCarro
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10151806/1/Forbidden-Attraction
To Edward Masen, Bella Swan was nothing more than his daughter's best friend. That all changed when they both applied for the same weekly writing course. She didn't appear to be the young girl who had played with his daughter since her family moved in next door. What will Edward do when he realizes that he's developing a very forbidden attraction for a woman much too young? Rated M

Light Breaks, Sun Shines by aspire2write
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13247918/1/Light-Breaks-Sun-Shines
Three years ago, Bella was taken and disappeared without a trace. The world thought she'd been lost forever, but Edward found her. She feared returning to a world that had moved on without her, but Edward vowed to be by her side. He would help her learn about life and maybe one day, in the future, about love. Sequel to Do Not Go Gentle. Rated M

Listen With Your Heart by A.L. Rules
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13273386/1/Listen-With-Your-Heart
The most important conversations in life are felt, not heard. Be sure to listen with your heart.
Rated M

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

Perfect Match by shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13275915/1/Perfect-Match
For him, she's a perfect match. Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Rated M

Roadies by  xXTailoredDreamsXx
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13042242/1/Roadies
Edward Cullen is the newest stage manager on his first major tour. He's out to prove he's earned his title, as well as the respect that comes with it. Bella Swan is the only woman on the crew, and she knows better than to believe Cullen didn't sleep his way to the top in order to get the job she feels was rightfully hers. Will they be able to co-exist without killing each other? Rated M

Someone Else by MissLiss15
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13252332/1/Someone-Else
Bella feels more comfortable in the virtual world than she does in the real world. After meeting Edward in a chat room one night, they begin to develop a friendship. But once he sends her his picture, she wishes she could be someone else. Rated M

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

The Letter by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12768722/1/The-Letter
The story all started with a missorted letter, but will it have a happy ending? A holiday present for all my readers. Rated M

We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by Lillybellis
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6058476/1/We-Come-to-Life-Beneath-the-Stars
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She's treading water, and he's a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words...until one night changes everything. Rated M

You’re My Soul Mate by assilem33
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12974646/1/You-re-My-Soul-Mate
Sequel to “You’re My Best Friend” Edward, Bella and their babies..10 years later. Rated M

Saturday, April 27, 2019

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK 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.

This week, we are excited to feature an excerpt from the upcoming fic Perfect Match by Shouldbecleaning, author of fandom favs A Servant Wife and Descent. After reading this chapter tease, the ladies of TLS can't wait to get started with this one!


Banner by IpsitaC77

Perfect Match 
by 
shouldbecleaning

Summary: For him, she's a perfect match. Sometimes it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission.


You know how sometimes when you've finished eating something sweet you need a little something salty to counter balance? As I was finishing up some sweeter stories I needed to write a not so sweet one. A phrase, a memory, an urban legend and this story took off. You're probably going to hate this Edward, want to shake some sense into this Bella and take this Rosalie out for a drink. Set in the near past, unlike most of my stories, and based in my former hometown of Toronto, I've injected little bits of my past into this story. Thank you for reading.


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Dessert was served, but neither of them really tasted it.  Edward ordered a large brandy and sipped it slowly while watching Bella become increasingly nervous.

“Mr. Cullen … Edward?  Why am I here?  Why did you invite me to dinner?”

“That’s an intriguing question.  I thought it would be interesting getting to know you, Bella Swan, possibly amusing or edifying.  You’ve proved a rather beguiling dinner companion and I’ve learned a great deal from you.”

She waited for him to elaborate but he drank his brandy and said no more.  Bella fiddled with her napkin and wanted to cry from frustration.  She craned her neck and managed to catch the eye of the waiter.  In a very quiet voice she asked for her share of the bill.  Edward erupted into laughter.  Real, gut-busting belly laughing.  The kind he hadn’t felt since he was a boy.  Bella’s whole face flushed crimson with embarrassment.  Her dinner threatened to make a reappearance and she wanted to crawl into a hole and die.

“Thank you Miss Swan.  I haven’t laughed like that in forever.  I invited you to dinner and I will take care of the bill.  After all, I know what I pay you, you couldn’t afford the appetizer.”  He laughed again, not caring just how cruel he was being.

He stood when she did and shook the hand she bravely offered him.  Edward accepted her thanks with little grace and watched as the waiter helped her with her coat.  He kept his eyes on her as she walked from the room, her knees visibly shaking so much the hem of her cheap dress was quivering.

Bella made it to the door of the restaurant before her tears started.  She was proud of herself for that control.  She could taste blood on her tongue, knowing she had bitten her lower lip enough to rip the skin.  She didn’t notice the private detective following her home.

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Be sure to put shouldbecleaning on your alert list so you can follow along with us when she begins posting Perfect Match on May 2.

Monday, April 22, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s Monday and that means a fresh batch of recs from The Lemonade Stand! Dive right in with some of our older favorites or choose one of the newer ones that have been capturing our attention lately.  Either way, remember to let the author know where you saw them recommended!  Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six




Ahoy, Love! by Katinki
One big, white boat, one unfortunate tropical storm, a few too many bottles of booze, and two single thirty-somethings hanging out, maybe falling in love, and trying to not lose their minds amidst the endless rounds of shuffleboard and Bingo. Just a bit of fluffy summer fun to take the bite out of Old Man Winter. AH. Rated M  

As One Does by PurelyAmuse 
"You keep giving me excuses and lashing out at me, but you know what? Not once have you said, 'Edward, this could never work because I don't even like you.' Which means," he leans in conspiratorially, "that you do. Like me." As One Does one-shot won 5th Place Public Vote in the May to December Contest as well as a the Romeo and Planetbluefic's Judge's Choice. Now it's expanded! Rated M

Broken by Pattyrose 
Be careful what you do to the woman a good man loves, no matter who the hell you are. Because he'll protect her with his life. E&B.  Rated M

Compass by anna.who.was.mad
On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, travel blogger Bella Swan is ready to set down roots after a decade of being on the run.When the boy she (sort of) hated in high school crosses her path, Bella quickly learns that exotic locations have nothing on home-grown love.
Rated M 

It Happened One Night by Spanglemaker9
Just one night, just for fun, no strings and no expectations. Simple things never stay that way. Rated M
  
It Never Goes Out by BellaDonnaCullen
Seven years after Bella and Edward's long-awaited happily ever after the world has other ideas. Bella and Edward face their worst fears, but will they be able to face one another? A companion to There is a Light. B x E, AH, canon pairings Rated M
  
Maybe I’m Falling for You by Coldplaywhore 
Edward and Bella meet one cloudy May morning at their neighborhood coffee bar. Little do they know that they have actually been conversing for several months under assumed names. Collaboration between CPW and FLB11. M for language and lemony goodness.
Rated M
  
No Place Like Home by Tellingmelies
Edward is forced to leave his playboy life behind in Chicago and come home to Washington, but will he change his ways or risk losing everything? Rated M
  
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
  
Show and Don't Tell by Brits23
Bella meets Edward when he picks up his nephew from her Pre-K Class, and sparks fly. Are there some complications that even the strongest of hearts can't overcome? Can they resist the one thing they can't have--each other? Rated M
    
The Pact by kyla713
The lines of friendship should never be crossed…or should they? That is the dilemma currently consuming Bella after a conversation she never expected with Edward. Rated M

The Problematic Nature of Soulmates by LyricalKris 
So soulmates exist. And they're identifiable—some more easily than others. Was that really such a good thing? Two troubled souls meet and fall. If they aren't soulmates, aren't they only asking for trouble? Rated M
  
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Nolebucgrl
Based on the Netflix movie of the same name. Bella Swan's quiet life gets turned upside down when love letters to her crushes end up in the wrong hands. Rated M
  
To Destroy by Walkingwithgiants
In the words of Abe Lincoln, "The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." Bella works for a man that makes her teeth grind. "My boss is an asshole," she cried.
Rated M
  
You are here by bicyclesarecool
A cross country road trip with Edward Cullen? Not exactly at the top of Bella's to do list, but she's out of options and he's got a working truck. Can they put the past aside and make it through the week? Rated M

Monday, April 8, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday from the ladies of The Lemonade Stand! We have a lot of great writing for your reading pleasure this week and are happy to share it with you. Take a peek at the following list and find something that suits your interests. You may even find a few you haven’t read before. Please leave the writers a review and let them know where you saw their story recommended. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six


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

Cowboys and Angels by JamesRamsey
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8613285/1/Cowboys-and-Angels
It's not a hobby, it's a way of life. Life in the Rodeo is a circus and sometimes it feels a bit like a soap opera. Jasper knows his friend needs to be distracted after the death of his father, riding the rodeo will be just the thing he needs. When Alice's long lost best-friend returns from the north with problems of her own, will the two of them be just what the other needs? AH/AU Rated M

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

I Just Came to Say to Goodbye by SoulsOnFire
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13116029/1/
Edward Masen has been gone for years but the consequences of his choices will continue to haunt him. The ex Army soldier is a NYC firefighter looking to start over. All human. Rated M for everything amazing. - a Fireheart story Rated M

Il Profumo del Mio Paradiso by Vagabonda
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13159859/1/
Ambitious and arrogant, Father Edward Masen cuts a deal with the Devil. A Twilight/The Thorn Birds mashup. Rated M

Lover Of The Light by Vampbirch
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11245905/1/Lover-Of-The-Light
"There's this new girl in town. I call her Brightside. Emmett likes her, but he says she smells like trees. I think she smells good, like lavender... anyway, I think she's going to have my baby." A story about a boy who made a mistake. Or two. Rated M

Of Kith and Kin by Chicklette
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6148438/1/Of-Kith-and-Kin
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return." -Nat King Cole. This story is about that. Rated M

Run, Hide, Revenge by maxigrumpling
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12729969/1/
A dying woman. A compulsion to intervene. A pair on the run from a family who would interfere. Who shot her and why? How can he help her find out, resolve it and remain true to his nature and the expectations of his family? Edward and Bella OOC. Lemons. Jake lovers need go no further. Compete. Rated M

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

The List by JeskaWood
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13204015/1/The-List
Bella's a strong independent woman but where has her life really taken her? She's got a job, but no real life to speak of. No lover, no kids, nothing...Feeling lost and alone on her 30th birthday she drunkenly writes a list of things she's never done before but has always wanted to. Maybe life really does begin at thirty? Rated M for adult content.Originally posted under Jayeliwood. Rated M

The Veil by belladonnacullen 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7784269/1/The-Veil
You always have the choice between life and death... until you don't. There is poetry at the beginning and end of our journey, but it's what you make of the interim that counts. Rated M

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

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

Unplugged by Write Sisters
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12360658/1/Unplugged
Masen, rock star, had it all—until he didn't. Now, he's trying to rebuild his life, retrace his steps and, hopefully, do it all again, only right this time. Bella Swan had her heart broken, her confidence dashed, and her trust in love destroyed by Edward Cullen. It's taken her years to get over his betrayal, and now, having finally gotten her life together, he's back. Rated M

What’s Left of Me by anhd1207
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12860390/1/What-s-Left-of-Me
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, March 25, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Thank goodness for sunny days, better temperatures and more daylight to read! We’ve got a host of good reading for you in this week’s Rec list and we can’t wait for you to choose your favorites. There are so many fantastic stories to be told and we are humbled by the talent we have among us. Be sure to let the writers know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love, in the form of a review!

♥ Nic & Six


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

Dogfight by Shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13236962/5/Dogfight
Handsome is as handsome does. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10212570/1/Goodbye-Peter-Pan
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

Holding On and Letting Go by Jenny0719
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8382216/1/Holding-On-and-Letting-Go
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

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

Lord of Disasters by MissLiss15
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13185426/1/Lord-of-Disasters
"It's just one drink." "I can stop anytime." "I'm just having fun." These were just a handful of excuses that he gave everyone around him. What will happen when the excuses run out, and his life walks out the door? Rated M

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

Milkshake Girl by Gigileexo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13128804/1/Milkshake-Girl
She is secret strawberry milkshakes and sugar-sweet smiles. He is sin and corruption and thirteen years too old. Rated M

More Than Anyone by MujerN
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12231798/1/More-than-Anyone
He's my older sister's good friend. He is rugged, warm, and cool in his tweed pea coat. His sneakers worn like he'd walked through a lifetime and just got back. All he did was walk through the door every morning. He knows things but not about me. I am shredded with love. Rated M

Nothing Gold Ever Stays by xXTailoredDreamsXx
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13000283/2/Nothing-Gold-Ever-Stays
"The choices we make when we're young, decide who we will be when we're old, Bella. One right choice can change everything. One wrong choice can take everything away." When you meet your soulmate at the age of one, it pretty much maps out your entire existence, whether you want it to or not ... regardless of our choices, or any of the consequences, those choices might bring. Rated M

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

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

Unplanned Perfection by Littlecat358
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6229263/1/
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." Twilight - Rated: M

Until we taste the same by Lillian Broderick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11814363/1/Until-we-taste-the-same
Blood has been spilled on both sides and the only way to ensure loyalty is also through blood. Rated M

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

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Monday, March 11, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Days are getting a little more bright, with sunshine is lasting a little longer and we all have to make time in our day for down time. We have a list that will aid in wanting that to happen! Here are 15 stories by writers that have grabbed our attention and kept it. Dive in with TLS and let the writer know where you saw them recommended. Pay it forward in the form of a review.  Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



1,500 Acres by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12921753/1/1-500-Acres
One summer between high school and college changed Edward's ideas about  his life's plans. Could he really build a life with a much older woman  two thousand miles away? Rated M

Alphabet Weekends by the-glory-days
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4918784/1/Alphabet-Weekends
Bored with their dismal love lives, best friends Edward and Bella come up with the idea of exploring the world of sex using the alphabet for the next twenty-six weekends. What happens when things go from two friends having fun to something serious? Rated M

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

A World Away by wandb
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5645432/1/A-World-Away
Bella thinks military men are arrogant womanizers. That is, until she  meets Edward, a hot and unpredictable Navy SEAL who quickly deploys for  six months. Will he change her mind or leave her brokenhearted? Rated M

Constable Masen of the RCMP by shouldbecleaning
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13055019/1/Constable-Masen-of-the-RCMP
There, standing at attention in the middle of the platform, was an  absolutely perfect representation of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police  officer in full red dress uniform. A man dedicated to upholding the law,  selfless and humble can be quite attractive. However, this man was  sheer beauty before he donned the official mantle. Rated M

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range by beegurl13
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8090459/1/Constant-Bearing-Decreasing-Range
Two consenting adults. One wants more. What happens when the other doesn't, and never will? Is there such thing as true love in the real world? And will they see what's coming before it's too late?  Rated M

Dirty Little Secrets by Brits23
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5685388/1/Dirty-Little-Secrets
Bella's new life in Miami is fueled by one anthem: No Regrets. A steamy  late night rendezvous with a cocky playboy is just what she needed, but  an encounter with a blond doctor leaves her aching for more.  Rated M

Emergency Room Encounter by Pandora’s Box is Heavy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13218250/1/Emergency-Room-Encounter
A night spent in the ER with an injured football player across the hall.  Their chemistry is instant and it all begins with a raccoon/cat. 175  "chapter" drabble. 5 updates a day.  Rated M

Pieces of Time by JeskaWood
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13194426/1/Pieces-of-Time
Sequel to the story Blind. Edward and Bella's lives have drastically  changed over the past year. School, love, sight. Everything moves so  fast and together they struggle to hold on to these precious little  pieces of time they have created for themselves. Originally posted under  Jayeliwood. Updated daily. Rated M for mature content. HEA.  Rated M

Slammed by MrsSpaceCowboy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13218510/1/Slammed
1988. High school, poofed bangs, and slam books. It's funny how much damage one little spiral notebook can do.  Rated M

Stasis by Sunshine1220
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13052289/1/Stasis
Separated by time and space, lost loves find their way back to each  other. They thought their journey was over, but it had only begun.  Rated M

Stay by Crimsonmarie
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4756566/1/Stay
As an actor, Edward Cullen is surrounded by people that he couldn't really care less about. What happens when he buys a house in the middle of nowhere and meets his new neighbors? Rated M

The Shift by RachelFish
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11188972/1/The-Shift
The start of Bella's senior year finds her at a new school missing old friends. Grades and graduation are her only priorities...until she meets Mase. Rated M

Tides of Fate by SparklingTwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5031275/1/Tides-of-Fate
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

Uprising by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12688033/1/Uprising
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

Monday, February 25, 2019

What we're reading in TLS this week:

“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all." ~Philip Pullman, author of Northern Lights

TLS completely agrees! This week we have compiled 15 stories to explore and enjoy! We are sure they will capture your attention, just like they did for us. Please let the writer know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love and encouragement, in the form of a review.

♥ Nic & Six




CHA-OS by Redtini
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12836834/1/CHA-OS
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

Destiny Unknown by ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12280169/1/Destiny-Unknown
Edward and his sister's best friend Bella hit it off, but what has him  leaving so soon? Desperate to save his family, Edward must find Bella,  and together they make their way through countless obstacles that want  nothing more than a bite to eat. Armed with weapons, an annoyingly  sarcastic but helpful talking box, and the knowledge to save the world,  will they succeed?  Rated M

Fridays With You by TheQueenWriter
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600073/1/Fridays-With-You
Can two people fall in love in the laundromat? Rated M

Here's To Now by iambeagle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11798618/2/Here-s-To-Now
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." Rated M

Home for the Harvest by compass54
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837767/1/Home-for-the-Harvest
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

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12392293/1/Kaleidoscope
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

La Sua Bella Mente by hikingurl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13047241/1/La-Sua-Bella-Mente
After a devastating personal and professional betrayal, Bella returns to  the only place she feels safe and happy—the mountains of Georgia. A  spur-of-the-moment decision to hike the Appalachian Trail offers her the  opportunity to regain her confidence, self-worth, and perhaps a deeper  appreciation for the uniqueness of her beautiful mind. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11793793/1/
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

Prima Facie by jayhawkbb
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13194944/1/Prima-Facie
Competitive. Argumentative. Condescending. Bella's arch-nemesis at the  office is all of those things. So why is it so impossible for her to  stop thinking about him? Bella/Edward. Rated M for the regular reasons. Rate M

Shadow Mission by maxigrumpling
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10937150/1/Shadow-Mission
Actor Edward Cullen is rich, famous & sexy as hell. There's just one  fly in the ointment.He can't keep the other personalities in his head  straight.Emmett, his bodyguard, needs help sorting his charge out.Enter  his 'crew', Alice the hacker, Jasper his second, Rose the shrink...and  Bella, the girl who's father gave his life to protect Edward's. If only  he remembered why. Rated M

Something Beautiful Remains by Bethesda Gray
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11092949/1/Something-Beautiful-Remains
"When your child has died, your last task as their mother is to grieve  them." Bella returns to Forks with empty arms and an aching heart. In  her past is a lost child, a broken marriage, and a beloved parent gone.  In her future is Edward Cullen and his strange family. What do they want  from her? Can a heart thrice broken bear the risk of making a new  start?
Rated M

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

Still Breathing by SoulsOnFire
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13134127/1/Still-Breathing
Two years ago, their son was kidnapped. A year ago, their marriage  collapsed under the weight of their grief. Can Edward and Bella pick up  the pieces of their shattered life when fate gives them a second chance  at a family? Rated M

The Whisky Distiller’s Wife by 2carm2carm2
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13053224/1/The-Whisky-Distiller-s-Wife
“She wondered how either God or the law regarded two people who didn’t know the first thing about each other entering into a farce of a marriage.” A tale of two people navigating life together after the global financial crisis with plenty of Scotch and a wee bit of deception. Rated M

Three by Cynosure23 
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12625772/1/Three
The sequel to Me and You- and now there are three. Rated M