TLS Nursery

Welcome to the TLS Nursery. This is where we display the new babies, (stories) born within the last 30 days, that we are extremely excited about.
There is something completely thrilling and satisfying, about finding a story, right from it's beginning, knowing how wonderful it is, and will be, and watching it grow into an adult completed fic.
By visiting the TLS nursery each month, you too, can watch them grow with us! All of the stories listed below have been read and approved by TLS as great reading material.

huge thank you to the beautiful Jaime Arkin (jarkin33) for the TLS Nursery Banner

TLS SNEAK PEEK edition 9/13/14

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

This week, the lovely planetblue, author of the standout stories Deviant and Badlands, shares some info on her upcoming story Artful Maneuvers with us.

Hi everybody! I’m so happy to be bringing you a sneak peek of my new story, posting next week! When TLS honored me by asking me to do this, I was told to “have fun with it”. So my awesome beta, Carrie ZM, and I thought, how about an interview? Well, as things normally do with us, our Facebook chat took on a life of its own, and I decided to share it with you word for word, incorrect text-speak and all. Enjoy, and thank you! 

Carrie ZM: Good morning, pretty girl :) Are you ready to talk a little Artful?

Planetblue: Morning, love!! Ready as I'll ever be...

CZM: lol - I'm so excited for this fic to post

PB: I'm glad one of us is lol

CZM: Staphit. It’s a breath of fresh air - a break from the heavy

PB: I hope so, after Badlands, I really needed to just do something lighter

CZM: Nods. I can imagine. Was it difficult switching gears? I know we talked about this fic for awhile

PB: It was harder than I thought. You know how I struggled. I was back and forth, picking up stories I’d started a while ago, starting what, 3 others? I couldn't find anything that clicked. Nothing seemed... good enough after Badlands.

CZM: *stares at you* I remember lol. Funny thing is - ALL of them were good enough ;) I'm glad you continued this one though. It's more than just a romance/fluff. 

CZM: I sound like Diane Sawyer gone bad

PB: lol as long as you're not Barbara Walters, trying to make me cry

CZM: lol - I wanna be Katie Couric

PB: You're as cheery as Katie

CZM: nods - but I can sting like a bee bahaha

PB: Oh I know!

CZM: omg – lol. Well… okay then - maybe sometimes! So you wrote quite a few things and ended up choosing Artful. Any particular reason why? Aside from writing me a fabulous Edward lol

PB: Well this definitely came about from something you said, lol. I think you really encouraged that one to continue. That was a big part of it. I trust you completely, and LayAtHomeMom seemed to agree, and I trust her as well.

CZM: ah yes - I did have some requests. btw - I still do lol

PB: Oh I know you do! This one though, I think fits your bill quite a bit, debonair, mysterious, a little older, worldly.

CZM: And Bella?

PB: Well honestly, you never request certain seem focused on Edwards lol. But Bella is a strong character in this one, I don't like mousy Bella.

CZM: What do you mean by strong?

PB: She’s independent, confident, and witty - I hope.

CZM: So you have this strong Bella and a debonair/mysteriousward... care to share more?

PB: Hmm. Well you know I have an evil rep for not giving anything away

CZM: True that!  

PB: I will say that this is a bit of a cat and mouse; nothing is as it seems at first.

CZM: It's hard talking Artful without giving too much away

PB: dfdlk

PB: sorry Squiggy just sat on the keyboard

CZM: aww - Squiggy wants in on the talk. 

PB: He does!!! He's jealous of the attention I give you

CZM: lol – My Rose could give two bits - she's sleeping. Squiggy needs a cameo in a story

PB: I need to write an Edward that owns a pug. Swoooon. I'll put Rose in there too. 

CZM: yes - Bella could own Rose - HA! 

PB: Their own love story

CZM: yes yes - maybe he could have piercings ;) ;)

PB: The pug or Edward? LOL

CZM: Edward lol

PB: Done and done!

CZM: I’m liking this idea a lot - I think you need to write an Edward with a piercing below - if you know what I mean - I think I've requested this before - we could research

PB: I would do that, lol. Dog lovers would be sweet... but after this one I may have to return to the dark side

CZM: oh bb - the dark side? How dark?

PB: Cannibalism.

CZM: lmao - Jasper eats Alice? That would make Lay happy bahahha

PB: LOL Maybe E and B enjoy cooking Alice and Jasper, serving them at dinner parties

CZM: omg O_O for real though - I know you're itching to go down some dark, angsty road. *holds your hand*. 

PB: I am, I have some thoughts, but Artful needed to come out first.

CZM: So aside from my wild requests - how do you come up with ideas? Like do you know the ending before the beginning? Do you see scenes?

PB: How do I come up with ideas...well they just kind of come to me? I write things I want to read, or see in a movie. I like certain moods and vibes and want to convey them somehow. It's hard to come up with stuff that hasn't been done a million ways though. That's the trickiest part. As for scenes, I see those clearly and wrap the rest of the story around it. Artful came from one scene I had in my head, the rest came after.

CZM: I remember you describing that scene to me *goosebumps* How about giving everyone a little peek at these new characters?

PB: Eeek okay I’ll try. How's this:

“Excuse me,” his deep voice startles me, as I hadn’t realized he’d turned my way. He walks towards me slowly, almost lazily, and I can’t help but skim his appearance as he approaches, taking in the burgundy-striped tie that matches the silk square in his breast pocket perfectly. My eyes finally lift to his face, and I inhale silently. 

His stare holds a hint of impatience as he concentrates on me, waiting for me to answer, but I can’t help but hesitate when I take in the striking, unusual nature of his eyes. The art lover in me quickly equates the color in the left with the blue of the sky in Monet’s Garden at Sainte-Adresse, while the right is the exact shade of green in Monet’s Water Lilies.

“I’m sorry, I was…” Ogling. I realize I’m still moving my fingers up and down my throat, so I just trail off and quickly clasp my hands together in front of me, his eyes following the path they make. “Welcome to the Hale Gallery. What can I help you with, sir?” 

CZM: oh damn the eyes! That’s a good tease.

PB: It is beta'd beautifully!

CZM: oh geez lol - I’m all red-cheeked

PB: I can picture your face right now lol

CZM: hot mess - I'm eating honey nut Cheerios and drinking a diet Pepsi ;)

PB: I haven't showered yet and I’m watching Bachelor in Paradise.

CZM: girl - you've fallen down the rabbit hole

PB: I still have standards. I won't watch the actual Bachelor shows. Okay okay, let's end this before we give these poor readers TMI

CZM: I think we're already there. So Artful Maneuvers - it's hot and fun... come join us! 

PB: Yay!! 

CZM: ftr - Katie Couric I am not ;) *blows a kiss*

PB: Awww ILY

CZM: ily2. Oh Aim - is this sneak peek any good?

PB: we suck :)

Thanks so much to the lovely girls at TLS for giving us the chance to embarrass ourselves and I hope to see you all with chapter 1!!  xoxo PB


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♥ Kim

TLS SNEAK PEEK edition 9/07/14

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

This week, the lovely duo JiffyKate, authors of the awesome Under Pressure, share some info on their upcoming story The Other One with us.

Two strangers struggling from day to day. One trying to overcome the past while the other hides behind it. Will they be able to trust one another enough to share their secrets and accept the truth despite what they’ve been through?

             The Other One by JiffyKate

The bell on the front door chimes as the first customer of the day walks in, and I’m thankful for the distraction.

As I walk from the kitchen to the front of the café, movement to my left catches my attention.  I watch as a young woman slides into a booth, all the way inside, as if she’s making room for someone to sit next to her.  Her eyes never leave the window, and I can’t help but stand there and stare at her.

A throat clearing behind me makes me jump, and I don’t know if I should feel relieved or embarrassed to see Jasper standing next to me. 

“She’s a regular,” he tells me, looking over at the same girl.  “She comes in every Thursday and sits in the same booth but never orders anything or says anything.  We just leave her be.”

“Okay.”  It seems like a strange thing for a young lady to do, but I’m sure she has her reasons, and to be honest, I’m happy to know I’ll have at least one easy customer.

I can do this.

As I head for the front door, I give my future customer one more glance.  I’m not prepared for the moment our eyes meet.  My body freezes in shock—not just because she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen and we just made eye contact, but also because I don’t think I’ve ever seen eyes as sad as hers. 

It’s a slow burn all in EPOV that will, hopefully, pull at your heartstrings while you try to figure out the mystery between these two characters.

I quickly turn away, averting my eyes to the floor and forcing my feet to walk.  My heart is beating fast, and my palms feel sweaty.  I’ve gotta get out of here before I make a complete fool of myself.

I can’t do this.

The spark for this one came from an image of a sad girl sitting at a table.  From there, we built a story around her, but decided it would best be told by someone else, someone with a past of his own.  This story is very different for us. It’s not our usual light and fluffy type of fic, but we hope readers will give it a try and enjoy it.  It takes place in New Orleans and features a shy, withdrawn Bella and an Edward unlike any we’ve ever written or read before. We’ll be posting every Friday and we hope you’ll come along for the ride!



Don't forget to pop JiffyKate on alert so you don't miss out!

♥ Kim

TLS SNEAK PEEK edition 8/16/14

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

This week, the gorgeous SparrowNotes24, author of the beautiful Hollow Veins and co-author of the hilarious The Art of Getting Fluffed, shares some info on her upcoming story Sea Salt with us.

Sea Salt is a story about a girl who doesn't see herself clearly; a boy who can't escape reality and a town full of opposites.

A job application sparks her desire to discover who she really is. 

A beautiful beach house, courtesy of an absent father, gives her the perfect opportunity. 

A boy who has been treading water for a long time might show her the way.

Whether it's a sixth sense or perhaps survival instinct, I feel someone's eyes on me. 

I look up and find a gaze fixed on my face. A boy, waiting for the next bus. He's leaning against the wall of the ticket office, shaded from the sun. His hair is wild. His eyes unwavering as they meet mine. Unsettling and full of something I should probably be wary of. 

Despite the beauty of the ocean, Bella finds herself in murky waters, struggling against an errant father, entitled rich kids, and the lure of a boy from the wrong side of town who always seems just out of reach.

She's caught in the undertow and tangled up with deceit and lies before she can listen to the warning from the boy in the shadows. 

"It's not safe to be down here alone."

I turn to see the outline of a boy in the darkness. 

"Is that a threat?" 

He laughs and it's all smoke and rocks. "If it was, would I tell you?"

"Maybe not, depends on how crazy you are." 

"You should assume I'm the craziest."

There's nothing threatening about him. Then there's everything.  I suppose it depends on what you're protecting.

I dreamt up this story one evening while people-watching by the sea. Tourists filling the beach during the day, some staying to watch the sunset, and then the locals arriving—surfboards in towto enjoy the last few waves. It made me wonder how the two worlds could collide and then spiralled from there into Sea Salt. If you choose to come along on the ride with me, I hope you'll enjoy it! 

Sparrow x


Don't forget to pop Kate on alert so you don't miss out!

♥ Kim

TLS SNEAK PEEK edition 8/2/14

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

This month, the exciting new talent allihavetodoisdream, author of the stand-out story Hollywood, shares a little detail on her upcoming story Dark Paradise with us.

I didn’t like the way he looked at me.

I never did.

Bella has a dreamer’s mind, an artist’s soul, a heart of gold. She lives in a make-believe world of open roads and endless freedom to escape an addiction-riddled mother and whispered words of hate in school. To escape a grabby older man with sick intentions.

He always found excuses to touch me, to run his hand down my arm or brush his fingers on my cheek. I would hold still and be quiet, staring up at him with my empty eyes until he stopped.  He’d laugh, say something cruel.

Mom was always too high to notice.

Finally, adrift in a world of uncaring hearts, Bella makes her escape. She finds a ratty old motel, late night smokes, a new life, and a boy with a past as dark as her own. A boy with a dark gentleness too beautiful to ignore.

“Where do you work?” I ask, noticing all the oil on his work shirt.

“Car garage. Down the road.” He tilts his head vaguely in the right direction, but he never looks away from the sky. There’s longing in his gaze, longing that’s achingly familiar to me and different at the same time.

He’s got old, sad eyes.

“Every man I’ve ever known who works at a car garage has a golden heart,” I murmur.

This makes him turn his gaze back to me. I see now that his big eyes are hazel and absolutely fascinating. He stares for a moment, and then he smirks. It makes his dimples appear again, and it makes one eye squint, almost like he’s winking. He flicks his cigarette out and stands up, shrugging.

"Well, maybe you’ve just met an exception.” He winks good-naturedly and starts for his room. “Night, mystery girl.”

“Goodnight,” I call back softly.

His words were light, but the meaning was heartfelt.

He hates himself.

It’s a feeling I can relate to.

Dark Paradise is inspired by Lana Del Rey’s music video Ride. I just thought the character Lana portrayed in that video was so unique and captivating, and I wondered more about her, about her past and what had brought her to that certain point in her life. So I imagined a life for her and thus came this fanfic! I hope whoever decides to read it will enjoy!  (:


Don't forget to pop Lila on alert so you don't miss out!


Newborns as of 6/30/14

The Drop by lola-pops
That was the summer everyone stopped looking at me as Ben's little sister. Bonfires and beer. Sand and sun. We just kept climbing higher. None of us were ready for the drop.

American Lit by poppyandpeony
Sylvia Plath said "If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed." Bella Swan would have to agree. Then again, she hasn't met Edward Cullen…yet. A wit-fit. Rated M for later chapters.

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

Forget Her Not by CrimsonHarps
Bella has hated Edward for years, but thanks to a recent head injury, she doesn't seem to remember who he is let alone her feelings of intense hatred. Meanwhile, Edward decides to have some fun with his favorite adversary when the opportunity arises. What's a girl who can't remember supposed to do when her sworn enemy claims they've secretly been friends with benefits for months?

So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want by k8ln713
It's been five years since Bella's returned to her hometown in St. Pete Beach. Her reason: to finally get her husband, Edward, to give her a divorce. She's built a successful life for herself up in NY after leaving Edward, but has been having trouble getting Edward to give in and sign the divorce papers. Will Bella's return make her remember that Edward was always the one for her?

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?

Sleeping Angel by BlueIsSoul
Sometimes I feel like I might drown in your memories. Their tendrils tug at me with the anguish of a greatest love. Some say that I will get over this, but I know I won't. No one ever really does.

Angelus Ardens - Burning Angel by Cullenboyz
Born as a Roman slave, Eduardus serves a depraved mistress and learns that he is nothing. Stolen into a world of violence, Eduardus slakes his thirst without remorse, and learns that he is a monster. Fleeing to a world of asceticism, Edward finds relief in oblivion and learns that life is pain. But in rescuing his Singer, Edward learns that he must live.

Darnay Road by counselor
Starts out in summer of 1963. Sweet little ten year old Catholic school girl Bella Christine meets 11 year old smoker with armpit hair who really does live on the wrong side of the tracks Easy. She and Alice May are mystery solvers in their spare time, and Easy (E. C.) and his brother Jap (Jasper) will keep these two little ladies on their sleuthing toes. Warning: Might get hairy.

She by GemmaH
She comes, she goes. She takes, she drains. Stealing a piece of me every time she leaves. Isabella Swan: beautiful, mysterious, intelligent. Total emotional car crash. And she just walked back into my life.

Dreams and Fantasies by Michaelmas54
Being the subject of other people's dreams and fantasies is not all it's cracked up to be, as Edward soon finds out, but will the experience change him for the better? A story with a good dose of humor, a helping of angst, plenty of drama and a lot of love, with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in for good measure. A completed story of 95,000 words updated every Saturday.

Rescue Me by Edward's Eternal
A girl stuck on a ladder. A fast call to help out. But what is it about her that makes him feel so…protective? And what will he do about it? Could it be he needs rescuing as well?

Newborns as of 5/20/14

The Consequence of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. AH, dark subject matter.

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

Hearts Desire (Ceanothus gloriosus) by daisyandphoebe
Bella's life, predictable and streaked with poor timing, can use a re-landscape. The decision to make some changes brings with it an old friend. The boy who had pulled up a chair, opened a sketch pad, and infiltrated her mind for four years stands, now a man, behind her screen. But inviting him in is not as simple as opening the door.

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. AH

Volunteer 13 by Edward’s Eternal
A favour for a friend. A few minutes of her life. Kiss a stranger and see what happens. "Easy," Rose insisted. "Kiss him and walk away." Will it be that simple?

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by TheFicChick
"It's the first time I realize that for all of the significance boy-Edward holds in my past, man-Edward is a stranger to me. The thought is at once liberating and heartbreaking, and I don't know what to do with it: how do you forgive someone who no longer exists? How do you hold a man accountable for a boy's carelessness?"

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. A WitFit.

Barely Breathing by chocaholic123
A tortured professor consumed by a secret. A quiet student who catches his eye. He's barely existing. She's young and innocent. When she enters his hellish world, it shifts…again. AH. Short drabblish chapters from WitFit prompts.

Buried by ericastwilight
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her?

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

Speed Dating by samekraemer
When Bella Swan and her closest friends agreed to accompany Angela to a speed-dating event, they were skeptical. That was until a cute bartender stepped up and mesmerized Bella more than she'd ever anticipated. He was gorgeous, and she was smitten. Rated M. Language, lemons, and the rest. (Thank you SunflowerFran). Canon couples. Just read.

How To Tame A Player by mystique-jewled
Masen University. Home to the nation's best science program, the western seaboard's largest electron microscope, and the world's biggest womanizer. I'm Bella Swan, and this is where I learned How To Tame A Player.

A Scottish Tale by For3ver Immortal
A Scottish laird finds himself embroiled in the life of a girl who's beauty is sung throughout the highlands, but little does he know that she is not as feeble as she looks.

Seven Forty-Three by CullensTwiMistress
Maps dictate where we go, but they don't always take us home. City subway tunnels and dim street lights converge, bringing two people infinitely closer. Will a chance meeting lead them to forever? Maybe it was only a matter of time. Collaboration with Maplestyle. Romance; BxE; Rated M.

Abandoned Heart by kitchmill
I wanted to push him away, to tell him to just go now, because I was a battle he'd never win.

Newborns as of 3/16/14

The Almost by lola-pops
Flannel. Weed. Nirvana. One fall day changes everything. Five friends navigate high school, relationships and their futures.

Isabella by suitablyironicmoniker
In the Cornish countryside of 1804 England, a foreign visitor brings Isabella to reconsider the inexplicable occurrences she had always taken for granted.

After the Gold by DH78
This little story was born out of late night Twitter conversations and gushing over Meryl & Charlie, the fabulous American gold medal ice dancers. We ship them. Spangly wanted it written. So it shall be done. So can childhood friends become more? We say HELL YES.

Bachman Twilight by Mortissues
Four love stories and centuries of drama combine to create a unique family.

My Ex-con by counselor
Edward is fresh out of the big house and Bella is his new boss.

Go Fish by rubyblue9696
Life may seem mapped out and on the straight-and-narrow, but just when you think you see your own big picture, fate comes in to play with an animated deck of cards and tells you, simply, to please 'go fish'. Who knew it would all start with a can of worms? WARNING: Over 18 Only for Language/Lemons.

Anything But Mine by WitchyVampireGirl
It was the summer before their senior year of college; Edward wanted one last summer of fun and relaxation, Bella was running from the pain of the last few months. What they found was everything wanted and so much more. But will it last past the summer or fade like the setting sun?

Reign by RuthlesslyYours
Be humble. Be Sweet. Speak of womanly things. But above all give your king anything he seeks. Lady Isabella Swan of Devonshire does none of these things.

A Light in the Darkness by JenRar
On one of history's darkest days, Edward finds his other half. Bella wakes to find that her guardian angel may just be a figment of her imagination. A journey of two lost souls as they find the light when darkness surrounds them.

Compassion Holding its Breath by maruxf
Twilight always felt as if it had started from a much more "adult" place than the books showed; as if an editor had said "this is good, but let's clean it up for young adults." But really...why is Bella so insecure and where does Edward's self-loathing truly come from? Rosalie's festering hostility? Esme's truncated yearnings? Carlisle's regrets? This is a grown-ups Twilight.

Paladin by meeky311
A paladin, by definition is any determined advocate or defender of a noble cause. Bella, a coffee barista and Edward, a Seattle detective come together through a common goal, but end up getting a little more than they bargained for. Can they become the fierce defenders they need to be for the most noble cause of all...saving the world? Romance, suspense, humor and all of the above.

Still Waters by monamumbles
The things that go bump in the night are probably your friends.

My Backwards Walk by musicalvoice
Despite Edward's best attempts, he and Bella aren't together. But every Friday, like clockwork, she ends up at his apartment in the early hours. This is a story about wanting, having and the messiness it entails.

The Opposite Effect by staceleo
Bella Swan didn't believe that opposites attract, until Edward Cullen and his awful hair came into her orbit. A comedy about finding love in the most unlikely of places.

Masen Manor by drotuno
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. AU…E/B…Slightly OOC…Rated M

Newborns as of  12/29/13

Gate 19 by iambeagle
After finding out her flight from Denver to Seattle has been cancelled, Bella accepts a ride from a stranger who is also hoping to get home for Christmas. ExB Christmas fluff, y'all.

Up on the Rooftop by Marvar
Bella and her friends have a few naughty surprises for the guys that dumped them right before the holiday. Rated M for Merry Fucking Christmas

New Girl by LyricalKris
iving with three guys was never going to be without drama. Jasper and Emmett were easy, but Edward was a little harder to enjoy. Bella guessed he was hiding a secret behind that abrasive exterior, but then again, so was she. A collab with EveryDayBella.

In Every Life (A Little Snow Must Fall) by cosmogirl7481
Life happens. It passes us by in fleeting moments filled with unexpected encounters. It gives us choices to say and do the right thing. And chances to make it better, even when our choices were wrong. A short holiday story.

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. All human. Utter nonsense.

Iteration: The Perks and Pitfalls of Talking Too Much by m81170
Jobless, penniless, college dropout Edward takes a chance on a Craigslist job listing to be the face of Jasper's new company. An unlikely friendship blossoms over pancakes and ketchup but is tested when a saucy new waitress catches Edward's eye. Too bad she's the press, and Edward can't afford to be scooped. Life is hard for an ex-Russian-Literature-Major turned professional liar.

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.

The Red Coats by ericsatwilight
She loves the holidays. He loathes them. As new neighbors, they have to learn to tolerate each other. The problem for Edward is that she's irresistible in red. Can she bring the Grinch around in time to save him from a lonely New Year?

Removed by JiffyKate
"Every ending is a new beginning." Originally written for the Mark Me Contest.

The Best Mistake Of All by MrsK81
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.

A Christmas Partnership by Lost In Fanfiction
What happens when Bella resorts to unusual methods to catch the attention of Edward, a shy and slightly oblivious co-worker?

The Brightest Star by chocaholic123
Porn stars, suburbia and Christmas lights. Sometimes the brightest star shines in the darkest places. And sometimes you're so blind you can't see it. E x B AH and full of smut. Happy Christmas from me!

A Southern Gentleman by Mrs. Brownloe
Honor, duty and gentility were the guiding principles of a southern gentleman. So, there was only one thing to do when Edward discovered the truth of something that happened long ago, something he was honor-bound to repair if it took him the rest of his life.

Tommy by HelloElla
They were just kids, growing up much too fast. When life felt like a deep & freezing ocean in which they drowned in, they saved each other every single time up until she disappeared the night of their high school graduation. Now, older & convinced she is still alive, Edward returns home in hopes of finding traces that will lead him back to Tommy, the tomboy girl who saved his life.

Yes by GeekChic12
"He talks to me sometimes. I mean, it's usually sort of one-sided, but… every once in a while, he'll make eye contact with me, and I feel like I've won the lottery or something."

True Confessions of a Coffee Girl by Deebelle1
A perfect cafe au lait was all it took for Hollywood's most eligible bachelor to fall in love with me...the coffee girl.

He Came Along by Hopesparkles
This was going to be a fresh start; a new beginning, in a far off place. But what happened that night, on a dark road near Maxwell changed everything for Bella.

Santa And The Bearded Elf by MrsK81
Santa, a bearded elf, a closet, and the most amazing kiss... definitely a good deed with a difference for Bella Swan. But what if her Santa turned out to be someone a little closer to home, maybe a little too close to home? How does she tell him who she really is? A fun, little Christmas story with daily updates finishing on Christmas Day.

The Second Time Around by anhanninen
One call changes Edward Cullen's life, giving him a second chance to be the father he always imagined. Piecing together his broken daughter isn't easy, and he soon realizes she needs more help than he can offer. His daughter comes first, but feelings can't always be controlled and he might just find another second chance he didn't count on. All Human.

Look How You Turned Out by counselor
If I was going to write another story it would be something like this...

Shelter by Marvar
Two people. One night. No power. Can two people fall for each other as they seek shelter? Rated M because Edward has a British accent and wears suspenders. My birthday present for Cosmogirl7481.

The Donor by alchemilla mollis
Novelist Isabella M. Swan is pushing thirty and seeking fertility treatment. Her vampire husband can't exactly contribute. Bella tests the limits of Edward's devotion when she plays off colleagues, fans, and her husband's trust in order to achieve her goal.

What She Deserves by GeekChic12
She deserves better than what I can give her. She deserves everything. AH

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.

Belong To Me by Edward's Eternal 
A last minute decision. A dead car. One long, cold walk. Soft eyes and gentle care warm up Edward's cold hands and start to thaw out his frozen heart. What happens when two lonely souls meet at Christmas? Do miracles still exist? Can they possibly belong to each other?

Newborns as of  9/26/13

Me and Mum Fall in Love With Edward by counselor 
Bella and Mom live together. No one has lived next door since the murder that happened there in 1997. One day Bella looks out her window and a compellingly handsome man is moving in. Bella doesn't date. But Mom is a serial dater on Match. When Mom gets a load of Edward he becomes the focus of all her attention. It's complicated. Bella is 27, Edward 37 and Mom is 45.

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

Double Struck by Honeybeemeadows
I found her on top of a mountain. And I wasn't even trying.

Calendar Guys by popsicle99
Photographer Bella is heartbroken after her break up from Mike, but her best friend Rosalie has a plan to cheer her up - shooting a sexy calendar for Eclipse magazine. Lots of lemony fun! Featuring Bella, Edward and a whole feast of lovely Twi-guys! Stephenie Meyer owns all things Twilight.

Rendered by Adair7
Summary: When I came undone, he grinned victory before unravelling himself. One night, one mistake, and a chance to make it right. E/B, AH, Angst, Romance, M.

Trio by staceleo
A poet, a realist and an optimist came together over an appreciation of the written word. Love tore them apart. There can only be room for two in this quest for love and a battle over a woman's heart. Bella and Edward.

Beaches and Boardwalks by jaxon22
I was broken. I was lost. He fixed me. I was found.

Headbands and Hero-Worship by GeekChic12
Two rivals. One election. Who will come out on top? A mini-fic written for Dreamweaver94's birthday. AH, High School, ExB

Copy Room by Edward’s Eternal
Sometimes flippant words are really the truth spoken out loud. What happens when someone overhears you and decides to give you what you secretly want but never knew? When Bella Swan says something in jest, it's how it's perceived and transferred to the Copy Room that is important. Adult situations and strong language. Rated M for a reason.

Newborns as of  8/26/13

Small Bump by thimbles
Pregnancy is an entirely natural process, one I'd studied and seen in all its stages. Yet in that moment, knowing that Bella was carrying our child, a little person somehow knit together from her and me, and the love we shared, it seemed a strange miracle—she seemed a strange miracle. Life, loss, love, and hope. (Angst rating applies to Ch. 1 only.)

Aerosol by Honeybeemeadows
Waste your heart for the aerosol art . . . At 11:47 on a Tuesday night, Bella Swan met her match.

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

Patroclus Rising by giselle-lx
When a strong and beautiful boy is admitted to Cook County Hospital, Carlisle Cullen finds himself in what will prove to be the test of many lifetimes. Edward/Carlisle slash, but canon compliant…if you do some reading between the lines. An FGB novella for Team CarlWard Slash.

Awkwardly Yours by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl
High school Edward likes a girl named Bella But he's not a smooth-talking kind of fella He has his fair share of inserting foot into mouth And inappropriate risings down south But he's really kind of sweet Even if he's sort of a geek. You may come to hate his bro Who's Edward's number one foe But I promise laughs as the story progresses Because real life is full of stresses

Number One Zero by BelieveItOrIreen
Divided and reunited. Add time. Subtract color. Carry the remainder, carry a torch. Factors, figures... Edward loves equations, Bella loves expression. They think they know themselves; they think they know each other. But there is always more to learn. "We are what we imagine ourselves to be. "

These Hearts Adore by YellowGlue
Innocence spins him harder than moonshine. Patience makes her glow from the inside. Summertime on the lake, and a fall she fears more than anyone ever should. Wild sweet pea and Jeremiah Weed. Morning rain and pink sunshine. One love. Two mouths. One love. One house. Palm to palm, this is how we always start. What started as an entry for Dirty Talkin Edward, grew and grew.

Rescission by GeekChic12
We met. We got off. We went home. We weren't lovers. We weren't even friends. We were f- buddies. It worked... Until it didn't. AH, ExB. Rated M for a reason.

Newborns as of  7/25/13

Laws of Decay by hollelujah
A silent woman, an angry vampire, and a boy who wishes he could scream. An Edwardian exercise in angst. Short story, AU.

California Dreamin’ by chocaholic123
1967. Summer stalked in like a lion that year, fierce and angry; looking for someone to eat. Among the hippies, free love and Vietnam, we were forced to grow up, whether we wanted to or not.

Birds of a Feather by luckyirishtart
He drives her mad. She frustrates him to no end. How did they let it get this far? If you truly love someone, is it always worth fighting for? ExB AH

The Chosen Ones by AmaranthineX
A new world order emerges after an epidemic alters the foundation of life as we know it. The human race is in danger of extinction, but a select few have the ability to propagate life. This is the ultimate survival of the fittest. AH/M

Wet Sands by staceleo
A mother's need to protect her children from sacrifice. Love awakening the cold, dead heart of a monster. A band of misfits attempting to stop an evil curse. What happens when dreams become twisted and nightmares become salvation.

Turn it Around by willyoupleasebequiet
The first time I met Edward Cullen, he had blue hair and wore a panda hat on his head. The second time, it was at a wedding and I convinced him to spend ten days in London with me. The third time, I shaved all his hair off on national television.

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

Rare Purity by Ta Paixao
Every communicable disease, every illness contracted by humans has soiled the blood supply a little further. Vampires seek only the purest sources of untainted blood. And among the highest order of the undead, a rumor persists of a superior race of human - a rare mutation that renders them immune to illness. In Forks, Edward finds the proof in a peculiar girl. B/EPOV. Lemons.

Ride or Die by MidnightLove87
Edward has a choice, ride or die. But he's at the end of his moto career, where his body can't take much more. Will he ride, and if so, at what consequence? Motoward/Bella

Untouchable by Greye Granger
With a killer on the prowl, FBI Special Agent Edward Masen is on the case. Can he successfully work undercover at a large University, or will he fail by falling for an undergrad? Little does Bella Swan know, she is being hunted by the man that haunts the tormented Agent's dreams. FBIward. EPOV & BPOV. RATED M for Violence, Language, Lemons. AH.

My Sentimental Vampire by thepinkcupcake
Charlie dies a year after Edward leaves in New Moon. Bella inherits her great-grandfathers home in Chicago and all of his worldly possessions. Imagine her surprise when she discovers that Edward and her great-grandfather had been friends. Full summary inside. Rated M for language and lemons. B/E eventually.

Newborns as of  6/13/13

Hard Hearted by counselor
1946. The boys are home from the war. Eddie meets Isbe at the movies. When I know more, you will too. Enjoy.

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. EPOV, Human, HS, Light Angst.

Plan B by chocaholic123
Plan B: a strategy or plan to be implemented if the original one proves impracticable or unsuccessful. Best used in the cold light of day, after waking up in bed next to a virtual stranger. An E/B three shot.

Dear Bella by lellabeth
December 22 is the only day I let myself think of you. I don't know if you remember, but I'd do anything to forget.

Shame by belladonnacullen
She destroys him. He hides his disgrace. She manipulates. He dominates. She's driven by power. He's inspired by duty. Their corporate arrangement is motivated by shame. ExB, AH, Rated M.

The Debt by Ta Paixao
Juniors in college, Bella and Edward live together under a tense agreement. They aren't exactly friends - not anymore - but Edward has a debt to pay and a promise to keep. Edward will get his chance at redemption... Rated for all sorts of adult content. EPOV.

Sanctuary by cosmogirl7481
God had different plans. Change was inevitable. But it wouldn't come to me in the way I expected. Rated M for language and adult themes.

Hooked Up and Locked Down by LayAtHomeMom
All he wants is a distraction. And a distraction is what he gets when a night out with friends leads to a steamy hook-up. Of course, sometimes things look different in the morning... but that's the trouble with one-night stands in locked down Boston.

Driven to Desperation by ericastwilight
I have always read people easily. They are predictable, until I met her. She was a contradiction, an enigma that drove me insane. Every time I thought I had figured her out, she did the complete opposite. I could not stay away from her, even though I tried.

Everything About You by IdPattThat
The eve of Edward's wedding finds him questioning everything, and looking for answers in an unexpected place.

Newborns as of  5/9/13

Something True by BelieveItOrNot
With too many secrets and a haunting past she'd love to forget, at seventeen, Bella is sure love doesn't exist. College dropout Edward Cullen can't seem to keep hold of love, or his music. A cottage, a lake, a tree, a muse, wrong choices, and heartache. How will these two cope with life and keep afloat? A daily word-prompt WitFit. Alternates between past and present. AH E/B

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

Terroir by thimbles
Isabella Swan uproots her life on a whim, moving halfway around the world in search of something more. Perhaps she will find what she's looking for in the neatly laid rows of Cullen Family Wines' Hunter Valley vineyard. Sometimes, it is the grafted vine that produces the more vigorous growth.

Crash Zone by JiffyKate
The Crash Zone is a buffer zone outside the perimeter of the track. It's purpose is to insure the safety of the fans from skaters falling out of bounds. Is it enough to keep hearts from being broken?

The Art of Getting Fluffed by ChocolateSparrow
Like every professional, Edward Cullen needs the right tools for the job. But what happens when they just don't work anymore? Cue Bella Swan, an expert at being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The adventures of Bunny and Fluff. Short funny chapters rated M for a reason.

Hide & Seek by kharizzmatik
The night their lives were set to start was the night it all came to an abrupt end. Five simple words, "Let's play hide and seek", sparked a manhunt for Isabella Swan that has haunted Edward Cullen ever since. Back in Forks for the first time in over a decade, he has to face reality: he lost his soul mate. Is it too late to find her?

When The Tree Fell by cherry.blossomz
On a random November day, Bella sees a stranger watching her. She can't shake his face from her mind. She sees him everywhere and once she summons the nerve to confront him, she discovers that Edward is broken man. Bella is drawn to him, but she has convinced herself that she is happier alone. Edward, however, will not be dissuaded from his powerful feelings for her. A/H ANGST.

The Boy At Table Seven by LyricalKris
Life for a young waitress can be pretty mundane. The highlight of Bella's week was the lunchtime visit from the three sexy mechanics from across the street. Then one day there was a little boy at her table left alone.

Drinking Problems by badjujube
"How can you teach a vampire to abstain from humans?" I asked Carlisle. "Starve them and take them to the zoo?" He shook his head at me and smiled. "Rehab," he said. Rehab for vampires. It was the worst idea I'd ever heard.

Newborns as of  3/7/13

Let Me by iambeagle
A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love. EPOV.

Love Like a Hurricane by counselor
Post-Civil war, Edward and Jasper come home after a cattle-drive, greeted by his little sis, 16 year old Bella Marie. She is pressing Edward to let her be courted by the neighbor's son. Bella had always hoped she could marry Edward seeing as she is adopted, brought to their family as an infant by Edward's now deceased father. Edward allows Paul to call. That's when trouble comes.

Two Weeks by BelieveItOrNot
Based on 'One Week' by Barenaked Ladies. It's been one week since she looked at him, threw her arms in the air and said, "You're crazy." Edward is in trouble with his girlfriend and her parents. Will he learn to swallow his pride and overcome his fears? Will helping his sister through troubles of her own help Edward to face his? E/B, A/J This is their Much Ado About Nothing

Fix You by chocaholic123
Two lives. Different worlds. The ripples from this twelve year collision course will last forever. ExB, AH, Rated M for a reason.

Overpass by purelyamuse
"I think all the people I love will eventually leave me. Just disappear." "Maybe . . . I don't know . . . maybe we don't need lots of people. Maybe we just need one. And that's enough." BPOV.

Heart of Stone by coldplaywhore
Edward, in an effort to make use of his ability to read minds, uses his gifts to rid the truly evil people in the world and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he never expected her to come along and change his life so drastically. Nothing will be the same. AU Vampward. Rated M

The Lyricist by HelloElla
A good song might make you dance, tap your foot and get stuck in your head for days to come. But a great song will change your life. It stops being just a simple catchy tune that will quickly be forgotten and becomes the soundtrack to memories and stories of your past or future. Bella Swan inspired that one song. It's just a shame that she'll never hear it.

Seven-Year Itch by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl
In any marriage there are complications, hiccups, and speed bumps. After seven years together, Edward and Bella are at a roadblock. A complete standstill. On railroad tracks about to be hit by a freight train. Can Edward face his past, reveal all to Bella and find his happily ever after? Or will knowing the truth push her further away?

The Lake House by quietdrabble
Life turned out nothing like expected for Isabella Marie. A trip to Seattle, she can't explain, led her to buy a book she'll never read, a book she could have easily written because she was there sixteen years ago. Memories morph into reality again when Isabella is finally faced with the ghost of her past. Will she find the answers she seeks, or will disappointment lie ahead?

Newborns as of  1/14/13

Stay by FictionFreak95
Sometimes a blast from your past is exactly what you need to ignite your future. AH, BxE.

Humbug by iamvican
"If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding." Yeah, Dickens kind of had a point.

Leaping by counselor
She has a cabin on the beach for three weeks. He has a three-storied Victorian built by his grandfather. They meet and decide to leap to the last day so they don't waste time. Then they will work their way backwards to 'hello' and unravel the attraction that gives them the leap.

Seventh and Pine by iambeagle
Eating food, drinking beer, and watching football are acceptable ways to spend your Thanksgiving Day. Wooing your niece's insanely attractive babysitter, however, is not. EPOV

Hatchet by PrettyKittyArtist
Edward Cullen rules Forks. He does what he wants, when he wants. What happens when he meets his match and she's got a lesson or two for him to learn?

The Man in the Long Black Coat by CrackedFic
A confident man with a dark secret arrives in town, ready to make it his new playplace. But when he runs into a teenage girl with a secret of her own, his confidence is shaken, and his life may never be the same again.

Changing My Course by twilover76
Sparks fly when two strangers collide in the dark. Will Edward star in Bella's future, or will the politics of her life be too much for him to handle? AH/M

Highline by EKSmith
"I needed this trip. Rose needed this trip. For me it was closure - a way to keep a memory alive. For her it was empowerment - a way to prove to herself just how truly strong she could be." Set in the Canadian Rockies. A WitFit story. AH, BPOV, Canon Pairings 

Newborns as of  11/15/12

Barefoot in Texas by planetblue 
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. 

These Vacant Bones by struckatthesky
His darkness, the same darkness in me, was right there in his eyes. No one else notices the shadows that make toothy smiles uncomfortable. They only see brightness. Edward's light is as dull as mine, but in worlds like ours, that dimness is the center of our universe. (AH, M, ExB) 

Roar Like a Lion by counselor
1936, Edward and Jasper work as loggers. They work hard and play harder. Bella and Jacob come to the camp to open the school. Problem is the unmarried men have a great time running off the teachers. When Edward sees Bella a roar starts to build inside. She's everything he can't stand. And he's pretty despicable. Trouble. 

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

Complicated by LyricalKris
High school relationships are always more complicated than they should be. Usually, those complications are made up of the drama that is teenage life. Sometimes... it's really complicated. Edward and Bella were already there before the surprise of their young lives threw them into a life they weren't remotely prepared for. 

Harkham's Case by Scarlettplay
AH, OOC. B/E. "If it's not Asperger's, then what is it?" Bella asked. Alice paused before answering, "We don't know what he has. He was the first documented case. For now, he's called Harkham's Case number one." Bella smiled as a tear leaked out. "Okay." But nothing was. This changed everything. Rated M for adult content even though it starts out in high school. 

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.

Newborns as of  9/11/12

Symmetry by aftrnoondlight
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward.

Call Me Home by LyricalKris
Life wasn't easy in the early days of the wild west. There were them who settled the harsh land and them who wandered it restlessly. Edward Cullen was of the latter persuasion. He never had a home to rest his heavy heart. Ya reap what you sow, people get what they deserved, so how did a man who knew naught but wrong have something so good and pure handed to him?

Boundaries Undefined by Mylisssa
High school is a raging screaming battle that's mostly in her head. She won't be happy until she has him, but hell if she'll ever tell him. She sees only deception in his deepest truths,while he doesn't know the falsehoods of what he reads from her actions. Someone has to bend or the other will break. AH E/B

I Was Broken by Kismetian
After the worst possible thing imaginable led to the splitting up of Edward and Bella Cullen, they both had to try and move on. Staying in limbo was too hard, and any future had to be better than this, surely? But has Bella made the wrong choice and taken a path to more despair? Only time will tell. As always, this will end as all my stories here do but it will take a while. AH.

Just a Number by LyricalKris
Numbers are often invisible obstacles. For Edward, a significant age difference between him and Bella dictates the confines of their relationship. Can Bella teach him that sometimes a number is just a number?

Bringing Home Bella by counselor
1872 brothers Edward and Jasper return from the war to rebuild the farm. Edward has a son, eighteen. The three bachelors work sun up and down. Edward visits Forks twice a year for supplies and to scratch an itch with a woman there. When he finds her sick he makes a snap decision to take her home. He has no idea who she really is. And how lonely they are at home. Trouble.

Losing It by JandMsMommy
Edward is losing it... in more ways than one. A story about two people who should never have gotten involved. Already completed. Will update weekly.

Glass House by Livie79
Edward and Bella had it all, but one night changed everything. How will they survive when it all comes crashing down? Love, lies, This is that story.

Jasper's Girl by punkfarie
Between the loss of one life and the beginning of another, something grows between friends.

Lost Half by LyricalKris
Even though she kept her feet on the ground, Bella always wanted to believe in the magic of true love. Edward could have taught her that kind of love existed. Too bad he showed up too late. Can you still find your soul mate when your soul has been completely shattered?

A Love So Broken by mafaldac
A story about a love broken by life. By lies and betrayal. By accidents and stupidity. A story about one boy and one girl hitting the bottom and climbing their way back up. ExB/AH Written based on WitFit prompts beginning July 17, 2012.

OPERATION: Break the Dawn by katinki
An experimental weapon, one of the most lethal chemicals ever created, has been stolen. Its final destination is unknown, but there's no doubt the powerful faction behind the theft is intent on one thing: War. But they didn't count on a fight. A team of Marines, led by Capt. Edward Cullen and accompanied by Spec. Dr. Isabella Swan, isn't about to let the world go up in flames. AH.

Newborns as of  7/12/12

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.

I was so excited when Jen told me she was writing something new. I adored Pocket Change, and am already in love with this one, too.

The writing is gorgeous, the subject matter gritty, the angst high. It is everything I love in a fic and more. I find the hole in the mangled gate that leads to the freeway underpass. The pillars are covered in chipped paint. This town's failing attempt to beautify corruption. I can remember laughing at the cement covered in yellow sunflowers when they were first painted. Laughing because the homeless who sleep here at night don't care about cement flowers. My wife thought they were beautiful. We were just married. It wasn't the first time I realized that we don't see the world with the same eyes.

Honest Liar is a story about more than just addicition. It is about love, and struggle; losing and gaining moments that slip too fast through your fingers or linger stubbornly like rain.

I'm lucky enough to preread this story, so I know a little of what's to come, and in all honestly, I can say you are not going to want to miss out on this one!

Melt by ineedyoursway
An old soul, a hard past, and a very, very small town.

This is one of my favourite stories right now. I adore it.

ineedyoursway has the ability to mix reality with originality in just a short amount of words. Her writing style continues to blow me away, as does her storytelling qualities and characterizations.


I open the blinds.

It's getting darker as we draw deeper into winter. The trees seem to move closer together, an optical illusion, almost as though they huddle for warmth. Even the air gets colder, though not cold enough to snow.

There is no moon, no sun.

The sky is a thick porridge of clouds, threatening rain.

And, well, I open the blinds.

The light across the way is already on. There is only one car in the driveway. Angela always arrives an hour before her first class, anyway.

He's not in the window.

But, he will be.

I'm so interested to see where this story goes. There is a lot to uncover, with it only being a short way in, and with the characters only just hitting the surface with their respective connections, it's not one to be missed!

Wild Child by FluffyLiz
Just months away from inheriting a fortune and the family business, 17 year old orphan, Bella, is out of control – a wild child with a platinum card and a killer bod. Can Edward, as her legal guardian and CEO of Swan Publishing, rein her in and prevent her from ruining everything he's worked for? AH. Rated M for a reason.

Caught Looking by Marvar
Sometimes it's easier to live your life for someone else.  To ignore your mundane days and sleep through your lonely nights.  And then one day, it's not enough.  A story about finding love when you're not even looking. You just get caught.

Catch My Breath by tanglingshadows
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...

Pinky Promises by PrettyKittyArtist
A girl that tries to follow the rules. A boy that has none. What happens when the rules just don't make sense anymore? Fictionista Workshops WitFits July 2012

Dodge and Burn by abstract way
He assumed Isabella Swan was crazy, yet that very fact had intrigued him. He hadn't dealt with a compelling person, sane or crazy in quite a while. She just seemed ripe with possibilities to be anything but mundane.

Dear Veronica by cosmogirl7481
1994 was the year that The Cranberries lingered on our radios and Jordan Catalano was still the hottest boy we could imagine. But it was also the year that Bella Swan decided to keep a diary. A record of her actions. A place to share her thoughts.

In The Waves by Jadalulu
A little something about a girl in love with the edge of her world. Daily updates based on June 2012 Fictionista Workshop Witfit prompts. ExB

Newborns as of  6/1/12

Dog Star by Spanglemaker9
One choice is made and everything changes. Paths diverge, lead astray, and still lead home. AU.

It Had To Be You by PrettyKittyArtist 
"A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one." One man will show her how good love can be. The other will destroy her. OOC AH AU Non-Canon Bella X Edward X Jasper

Drumsticks and Penalty Kicks by les16
He still watches her. She still plays the drums. They just do it together. Drummer Girl and Creeper learn to love, trust, and grow together. Sequel/Continuation to "Watching Her". AH.

No Ordinary Proposal by twilover76 
Bella wants to escape her small-town life and live her dreams in New York. What happens when a man almost twice her age makes her an offer she can't refuse? AH/M

Moments by SydneyAlice
She's a college student working toward a dream. He's a man walking away from the only dream he's ever known. There are moments that can change your life forever. This is their moment.

The Love Boat by twilly
Love, exciting and new. Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. Best friends, a childhood crush, a free cruise, and a ship full of swingers.

Newborns as of  4/30/12

We Are Young by MyLifeandHis
Destiny doesn't do home visits. I can sit and chit chat with Bella, flirting with her on my balcony all I want to, but am I actually going for it?

Popular by dariachenowith
"I'm not here to play silly games, and I don't make empty threats. I'm here to make a proposition." - AU/AH/OOC, rated M for lemons & language

Hold Me Down by perristew 
Not me. That's who this girl is. She is not me. And for the first time, Edward wants someone who is not me. The tequila sits at the bottom of my stomach and begins to grow tentacles. I am tequila brave.

The Agreement by Gemgirl65
A virgin. An escort. A contract signed. But falling in love wasn't part of the agreement... AH, E&B

Stubborn Love by VampiresHavebeagles
She'll lie and steal and cheat, and beg you from her knees. She'll make you think she means it this time, tearing a hole in you. But I still love her. I don't really care. A story from iambeagle and VampiresHaveLaws.

Newborns as of  3/31/12

Name by LitLover808
Name: Edward Masen, recently released from parole, meets Bella Swan. As their lives intersect, he realizes he cannot seem to get the beautiful brunette out of his mind or his life. All Human with Regular Pairings.

Storm Warning by SydneyAlice
Living in Tornado Alley has made Bella very cynical when it comes to weather. When she and Edward find themselves trapped in the storm, both learn a lesson in heeding warnings and trusting your heart.

No Measure of Time by cosmogirl7481
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much time and distance you allow, there are some things, some people you never get over.  What happens when the one who got away is the very one you refuse to let go? E/B Rated M for adult themes.

Everybody Knows by TheSlantedKind
Innocent Bella is shunned, convicted of betraying Fork's very own golden boy. He turned his back on her. Finding out the truth may break him. Based on John Legend lyrics. Credits to: EmPaige original author.

Lucky Girl by zaza724
"Wise guys, shy guys, and sly lover boys with big bad bedroom eyes. I never loved a man I trusted as far as I could pitch my shoe 'til I loved you. I'm a lucky girl." M for language/lemons. Canon couples. AU/AH

Happiness Defined by muggleinlove
After the death of her parents, Bella moves in with her aunt Esme and her family. Edward is Carlisle's brother who is starting his life over in Forks after a bitter divorce. Can the two make it despite outside obstacles?

Review by SusanQ

It’s been over a year since we’ve had a new story from Muggleinlove and this one is off to a great start! Bella is a 17 year old who just lost her parents in a car accident. Edward is in his late 20s and just moved to Forks after a bitter divorce. They’ve both come to stay with Carlisle and Esme and the attraction to each other is immediate. 

 "Welcome to Forks," he replied returning a half smile. Our eye contact lasted a little longer than usual before I broke away biting my lip nervously.  

…I could still feel his eyes on me as I started to eat, but I avoided looking his way focusing instead on my food.  

Edward and Bella both have a lot they’re dealing with and they share a lot of common interests. The pair meets to talk each evening and despite their difference in age, have formed a nice bond. It’s all very innocent until Edward hears Bella talking to her friends about her feelings for him.

"I've tried to stay away," he said his fingers softly caressing mine. "But I can't."  

Then don't," I answered…  

Get in on this story while it’s still new. Muggleinlove doesn’t disappoint.

Watching Her by les16
She's his Drummer Girl. She plays. She dances. She's got secrets. He watches her. If he comes out of the woods will she let him in or close the doors forever? Daily Updates. AH.

Newborns as of 3/1/2012

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.

Close Your Eyes by CaraNo
Bella barely remembers her godparents, but after losing her mom and dad, she's shipped off to rainy Washington to live with the Cullens for her final semester in high school. On the outside, the Cullens are perfect. Behind closed doors is another matter.

The Veil by belladonnacullen
You always have the choice between life and death... until you don't. There is poetry at the beginning and end of our journey, but it's what you make of the interim that counts. BxE, rated M, canon parings.

I love belladonnacullen’s storytelling ability. I think that’s what draws me in to her fics, and ‘The Veil’ is no exception. Also, the writing here is blunt and beautiful; every word has its purpose. I’m still not sure what to expect either, which I love. The story is shrouded in mystery and there are little red herrings everywhere: Is the story AH or AU? Is Bella dying or not dying?

I love that nothing is obvious. It keeps readers interested and guessing, and tangles you up in its web.

Nighttime, in Edward's arms, his breath in my hair. "You are my life now," he whispers.
I wrap my limbs tighter. I don't want space between us. I need his hands to make me come alive.

I need him to light these dark times I have away.

"I'll love you forever," he breathes as he rolls a nipple between rough finger pads.

There is no forever. Not for me.

"No forever tonight," I insist.

He sighs.

"Just now," I request climbing astride. There's no lingerie tonight. I want skin on skin, slipping against satin sheets. Men in this position don't often argue. Edward is no different. His hands grip my hips, pressing our bodies together where it counts. Forward, up, down, we both groan as he fits inside.

I slide; he pumps. I press thighs, he grabs my ass.

"Come here," he demands.

I fall forward and his lips catch mine. He sets the pace. His biceps flex as he rocks me forward. Faster, harder… I sweat, I tingle. He tugs my hair; I arch my back.

His lips close over my breast.

Eternity is just a kiss away.

Death and love are heavily featured and explored in this story, both beautiful despite the pain that lingers in both. ‘The Veil’ is gorgeously told, and addictive, and will have you asking yourself questions after reading—really make you think.

So if you haven’t read this yet, get your thinking cap on and get consumed.

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

Review by Jaime Arkin

Anyone who knows me, knows I dig the fluff... I swoon over it! I love good banter just as much as a good lemon and with Head Over Feet iambeagle does not disappoint.

Bella and Edward have been friends and neighbors for years never single at the same time they've built a solid friendship. Through the chapters there are hints that Edward has wanted more... wants more now, but Bella seems a bit oblivious. Or, maybe she's just afraid of taking that step and messing up a perfect friendship. Either way I love the characters iambeagle has created in this and I just adore the relationship she's built between these two.

There is the sweet...

I let out an unattractive laugh. "Whatever. Don't lie. You were always Team Pete."His brows furrowed. "No, I wasn't."

"Oh my God!" I shoved his shoulder. "Yes, you were!"

"No." He rubbed his shoulder. "I was always Team Whatever Makes Bella Happy."

and the funny...

"I mean, you don't want to take someone like that home to meet your parents."

"I don't?" he questioned, setting his chopsticks on the edge of his plate. "Who should I take home to meet my parents, Bella?"

"I don't know, but not someone like that."

"You keep saying 'someone like that'. What do you mean?"

"You know, like," I cupped my hands to hover over my breasts, "Chesty forward with what she wants." The hostess looked our way again. I realized my hands were still placed in front of my chest, so I quickly picked up my glass.

And I'm holding my breath for the lemony stuff - because I know it's going to be just as incredible as the rest of this sweet story.

Go now... seriously. iambeagle is 8 chapters in and it's quickly moved into place on my 'must drop everything to read' list!

High Fidelity by IReen H
Edward is an unfeeling bastard. Bella gets caught up in his games. Language and lots of it. Lemons eventually. It's a slow burn, slow and painful. Mature. Lots of random pop culture references. AH, AU, ExB.

Like Crazy by willyoupleasebequiet
They say that there are three certainties in life: birth, death & taxes. A fourth certainty in Edward & Bella's life is their friendship...okay, five if you include Edward's fixation on seeing her boobs. Inspired by WhatsMyNomDePlume's "Best I Ever Had"

Cutlass by Tkegl
Isabella Swan is certain notorious pirate, Edward Cullen, murdered her father and stole his prized cutlass. Out for revenge, she sneaks onto his ship, but Captain Cullen claims she has the wrong man. A tale of the search for truth…and treasure of course.

His Cimmerian View by WeeKittyAndTAT
At 13 Bella is left to care for her siblings. 5yrs later she still struggles to provide for them. Edward is a professor at UW, who thinks all women are users and liars. When paths cross, what happens when Bella is just another female who lied. AH/OOC/18

Sustainability by Love Well Spent
Bella and Edward have never liked each other. When their best friends Alice and Jasper unexpectedly die in a car crash, they become joint guardians of an orphaned one year old girl. What happens when they are forced to set their differences aside? AU/AH.

Unbecoming by BookishQua
In the aftermath of her divorce, a heartbroken Bella Swan looks for danger to give meaning to her life. If only her hot ex-husband would stay out of the picture. AH BxE

Carpe Aestatem by vysed
Special Agent Edward Masen is assigned to solve four seemingly unrelated murders. He finds himself in a race to protect a possible fifth victim as June 9th looms closer.

Newborns from December 2011 through January 27, 2012

Saving Myself by 107yearoldvirgin
He's fresh out of the Army. She's fresh out of luck...and her mind. They've just met, but when an opportunity to win 2mill on a reality show arises, can they pretend to be in love? And saving themselves for marriage? BxE/AH/Fluff-fic

Winter Song by jessypt
Sometimes a Christmas miracle is nothing more than a second chance. A story told through Fictionista Workshop's Daily Witfits.

My Sweet Variable by LifeInTheSnow
My Sweet Variable by Life in the Snow

Review by Rochelle Allison

Having read Branching Inward, I was confident that the writing style and content of Life in the Snow's new fic, My Sweet Variable, would appeal to me as well. She's pretty masterful at fleshed out, genuine characterizations and plots that meander and flow with purpose and beauty.

Anyway, to say that her new story exceeded expectation would be an understatement.

It's so good! It's completely unlike anything else I've read: intrigue, mystery, dystopian. So good. I can already see that this is going to be one of the stories I pant over when it updates. I read chaoter one with the biggest grin ever.

Edward is sexy and mysterious (mysterious to us, though not to Bella) yet very accessible and Bella is pretty tough and able herself, though she doesn't quite know it yet. I can't reveal anything about who they are to each other, and ...well, I don't want to give anything away. Read this. It's fantastic and sure to be amazing.

Practice to Deceive by Livie79
I saw her today. I wasn't impressed. But he wanted her, and that was enough for me. He would feel what I felt. She was just collateral damage. AH ExB

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? AH ExB

Consign Me Not To Darkness by msj2779
Bella has just escaped from the grasp of a torturous relationship and she finds herself in the slums of Chicago. She's a shadow of who she used to be and has the anxiety to go with it. With some help, she finds hope... AH B E. Some dark situations.

Beautiful Storm by Troublefollows1017 -
Weather-obsessed Bella finds Edward's journal, leading her on a trip down memory lane. Back then, Edward had run away, hoping to find a new purpose. Bella couldn't wait for her chance to escape, sure she knew what she wanted. Neither one expected this.

Review by: FictionFreak95

Trouble gives me so much happy with this fic. She gave me lock jaw from smiling so much this past week as a matter of fact and I even told her so.

I’ll just start out by saying, this is not just another story about High School Edward and Bella. The story begins, actually, with adult Bella finding adult Edward’s journal under their bed. Their bed. So we know they are together, somehow, we just don’t know how they got there… Until Bella starts reading the journal.

She finds a note, first of all, addressed to her, from Edward. It’s… *swoony worthy* and then she just can’t help but begin reading through his memories of how the two of them first met and how they fell in love. It’s a journey I’m excited to be a part of because I know the genius that is Trouble… and she will never ever write something that I’m planning on passing up.

I’ll leave you with a little snippet from my favorite chapter yet:

Edward tilted his head towards mine. "Why is everyone staring at me?" he whispered.

Because you're with me. "Have you seen yourself?" I joked instead.

He pushed at his hair. "No, I haven't looked at myself since this morning. Is there something wrong?"

I giggled at his anxiety. "There's nothing wrong with you." Besides the fact that you're walking with me. "People are attracted to pretty things, Edward."

The nerves fell away and he smiled. "Did you just call me good looking?"

"No," I snorted. "I called you pretty."

"You're pretty."

"You're weird." I shook my head, refusing to let his words settle into my consciousness. I needed to get to Angela. If I could get to Angela, everything would be okay.

"You're weird."

"You're terrible at basketball."

"So are you," he retorted. "We should join forces. Maybe get married, have a couple pretty but weird kids who are really good at physics but terrible at basketball."

I dropped my tray on Angela's table and tried to pretend Edward did not just say that. She stopped talking to Ben and stared as Edward took the seat next to me.

"Hi," he said, smiling and giving a little wave.

Angela seemed to be suffering from cat-got-your-tongue disease, but Ben welcomed Edward with a rhetorical, "What's up?" When Angela stopped staring at our guest, she began berating me with her eyes. She also cleared her throat. Three times. I stared back, giving her my "What?" look. Her eyes moved to Edward and then back to me. Again, I gave her my "What?" look. So what if Edward was sitting with us? What the hell was her problem? Did she not understand that I was under severe emotional distress? Edward Cullen, the hottest guy in school, was my friend, said I was pretty and weird, and wanted to marry me and have pretty weird kids together. That trumped any issues she had with him joining us for lunch.

"Edward, right?" Angela questioned, putting on her friendliest smile. I loved that she was trying to play it cool.

Before Edward could confirm what my best friend already knew to be true, Heidi and Gianna rudely interrupted. "Here you are! We were saving you a spot over at our table for lunch. Don't feel like you have to sit alone," Gianna said, putting a hand out.

I crossed my arms in front of my chest, trying to figure out when sitting with three other people was considered sitting alone.

"I think I'm going to stay here with Bella, but thanks."

"Oh silly..." Heidi placed her hand on his shoulder, and the urge I had to bite it made me smile "...not even Emmett sits with Bella. He sits with us at the tables over there." She pointed to the table filled with the Bitch Brigade next to another table of football players.

"Bella and I have to share an apple." Poor Edward turned the color of our sweet little prize as he held it up as proof that he had to stay here. Heidi and Gianna stared at him like he had two heads. I bit my lip to stop myself from laughing. That's right, ladies. Edward and I share joint custody of an apple. Back the hell off.

God I love this guy. SFM.

Now go, run, do not walk to your nearest computer or otherwise internet savvy device and read it, the Storm is a brewin’ and it’s gonna be a fantastic ride!


Fangirl by MaverickWrit - rec'd by Mina Rivera
"I am not obsessed," I repeated to myself for the hundredth time today. "I am simply enjoying a film. It's not obsession. I am not a fangirl." Bella Swan is in deep denial.

Footprints in the Snow by Cosmogirl7481- rec'd by TLS FIC OF THE WEEK
"An hour from now, when the snow falls again, it will be like we weren't even there. But we will remember." A story of unrequited love, and how the things we keep silent can hurt us and the ones we hold closest. E/B Rated M for themes of an adult nature.

Last Call by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy - rec'd by LaMomo/Suebee
The past she's struggling to remember is the time he'd rather forget... Can they move beyond the scars and forge a new beginning together or have they missed their Last Call? AH, Rated M for language & lemons.

What would you do if you couldn't remember your past? If the past few years of your life were wiped clean? If you had to recreate yourself? Most would talk to family members and friends, but what if they no longer existed either? Bella Swan lost her parents and her husband in a fatal car crash, the night of her wedding. When she woke up, she didn't remember them or herself.

With no one to talk to, she went on with her life. After years of rehab, she has settled in the summer haven of Loveladies on the Jersey shore, a place of her youth and her past, although, none of it is familiar to her. Looking to begin her life again, maybe she will have the chance to do so when she meets someone who does know her from before, although he isn't too pleased to see her.

When the waiter at the local bar serves them, and recognizes Bella, she has hope for finding out about herself although is the possibility dashed when he reveals to her friend, "Listen, I'm your bartender here and will happily take care of your drink orders for the night. But honestly, there's not one shred of decency in your little friend back there. At least there wasn't when I knew her. And I really don't care to revisit those days, ok? Life's too short, you know? My name is Edward. Let me know if I can get you anything else."

"Last Call" is a hilarious fic which is going to keep us guessing because the Bella we now know is not the one that Edward remembers. I can't wait to find out what Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy has planned for us on this adventure!!

Patience is a Virtue by conversed - rec'd by PAWsPeaches
AGE GAPS FIVE: Emmett told me that good things come to those who wait. When it comes to his brother, Edward, patience is a virtue that I lack. AH M/M slash.

Requiem by katinki - published 11/28
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Cor. 13:13. When hope and faith are insufficient – when they fail to heal and save the soul – is love strong enough to conquer decades of guilt and remorse? AU. ExB

Skim the Surface by buff82 - rec'd by the ladies of TLS

Rumor has it. Bella deals with the reality that one little lie told can change everything. A/U Rated M for mature content.

String Theory by theladyingrey42 - published 11/27
"Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her." Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.

Water Landing by camoozle - published 11/27
High School's a lot like a plane crash. You check for the exit. You secure your mask. And if you're lucky, you survive. AU, AH, All EPOV.

If you enjoy reading a story about a perfect Edward, then I suggest checking out any of the other stories rec'd this week. However, if you are interested in an Edward whose High School experience was about the same as most teen's, then this is the fic for you! Edward isn't popular, although he does have friends, he drives a Volvo, but it was his dad's and has seen better days, he is a musician, he plays the trumpet in the school's marching band, do I need to go on? A regular, nice guy surviving hell called High School and a home life where his pregnant teen sister is constantly being filmed for '16 and Pregnant', Edward Masen is doing his best to get by. Jam packed with a huge cast of characters, hilarious dialogue and an evolving plot check out Camoozle's "Water Landing" for a humorous look at a life, through a teen boy's eyes.

Newborns for November 26, 2011

This week our nursery is exploding with AMAZING new multichap stories! I, myself have read quite a few of these and I can't wait to get more more more of these. Take a look at our rec list, check out the summaries and visit with these babies today. Tell them TLS sent you.

The Fiercest Sun by BiteMeNowPlease - rec'd by Rochelle Allison/PrimaryColors
There is danger in pursuing what your heart desires. A seductive and mysterious stranger leads Bella into a path of unsettling self-discovery. How much can she sacrifice to find out what she wants, what she needs? AH Darkward BxE Sexual themes.

This read is a must. The writing is excellent and the story will capture you, drawing you in from the beginning paragraph and will leave you ravenous for more at the last word. BiteMeNowPlease had me on the edge-of-my-seat-excited as she walked me through her thrilling scenes with a married Bella and a very single-and-nonchalant Edward. Her talent for delivering a solid lemon had me gripping my phone with desire. She certainly knows how to stir up emotion. Get it while it's hot folks!

Smoke & Mirrors by drotuno - rec'd by Mina Rivera
3rd in the Gravity Series. Carlisle brings a client to Gravity for protection, but there is more to this famous female singer than meets the eye. Bella, Edward, and crewnot only will have to keep her safe,but figure out who is threatening her. AH/Sequel
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters

Empty Bloom by ineedyoursway - rec'd by Jaime Arkin
Edward Cullen is insatiable. EPOV

Faith on the Table by fatallyobsessed - rec'd by Jaime Arkin
An ambitious newsman. A city in crisis. And a woman with a solution. Sometimes in life you have to put your faith on the table...

Atlantic City by PhoenixRN - rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
Something sinister is going on behind the scenes at a popular casino. When things get dangerous, reluctant casino manager Edward, enlists the help of an intelligent runaway Bella, to figure out what's happening and to save them both. All Human ExB.

Written in the Stars by Lissa Bryan - rec'd by Suebee0619
Edward is king of a dying race, his planet torn by civil war. Bella is abducted to become his bride. From college student to Queen... Can she learn to love this strange man and help save his people? AU/OOC. Rated M for lemons, violence and mature themes.

Awaken by Edward's Eternal - rec'd by Kitkat
A brilliant aloof composer, hiding from the world. An unexpected meeting. How will he react ? Can she help him change his vision on life ?

Dinner Reservations by quietruby - rec'd by Monica Np
When dinner isn't the only thing on the menu... AH; BxJxExL

Fatherhood, Formula and Other F Words by anhanninen - rec'd by Kitty Vuitton
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

Everlasting Why by suitablyironicmoniker - rec'd by VampsHaveLaws
There is a long silence but his expression does not shift, as if he is examining her, calculating something she cannot fathom. His voice is very deliberate when he replies. "What if it's not what I've done, but who I am?" - Bella & Edward, *very* AU

Insatiable Desires by ItzMegan73 - rec'd by Misti_S
What happens when the paths of two highly intelligent hypersexuals cross?

Blessed are the Forgetful by orrington.rose - rec'd by Beegurl13
My name is Bella Swan. I am in love with a man who doesn't love me, who left me. This is the story of how I had him erased from my memory. This is the story of what I forgot. updates daily/short chapters/no promise of HEA

The Road Not Taken by A Cullen Wannabe - rec'd by GrabADietCoke
Jasper missed his chance in college, but when Bella and Edward's marriage falls apart 15 years later and he helps pick up the pieces, will Jasper finally get the chance at happiness he always longed for? J&B

Newborns for September 7, 2011:

Solstice by cosmogirl7481
Life changes...just like the seasons. Bella finds herself coming out of an ending and into a beginning. Still hurt and emotionally withdrawn. Can someone new help her embrace the change in her life? Can her broken heart find love again? E/B Rated M

We Still Linger Here by 107yearoldvirgin
His life makes sense: Order. Precision. Passion. Until she appears and opens his eyes to a whole new world ... that was in front of him the entire time. Edward and Bella/ All Human/ M for content

From My Window by kitkat681

Every morning he watches her run past his house. He wants her. She has no idea.

Go read From My Window, It's a drabble fic so it will only take you 10 minutes to read it from start to finish.  You will not be disappointed. Tell her TLS sent you:)

Sins of My Mother by yesmrcullen
Bella searched for the truth. What she discovered complicated things more than she ever imagined. Edward thought he had it all figured out. When he crossed paths with the new girl in town, his world turned upside down. AH/canon pairings

Search and Rescue by kitkat681
Bella is in an elite search and rescue team, trying to forget the one person she could not save. Edward is trying to forget his past by being a photographer in the middle of a war zone. Can they forgive themselves before everything comes crashing down?

Newborns for August 20, 2011:

Outbound by aftrnoondlight
Two beautiful souls humbly traveling life's lonely path, until fate suddenly shows her hand. Will Edward and Bella surrender willingly... A tender, romantic tale of love and life in the clouds.

Edward owns a resterant/bar, Bella is a flight attendant. She goes to dinner with friends, spots hot guy behind the bar wearing a WATCH (yes, I said wearing a watch *sizzle*) and he finds his way to her table. After a few shared glances, that will ignite your insides...things start to heat up.  Will they meet again after one steamy night?  Bella isn't prepared for the passenger boarding her next Outbound flight and fate couldn't have prepared either of them, for the flight their lives would take, after it.

The writing in this story and the chemistry between the two writers ( jarkin33 and pheobes.promise ) is impeccable. This story grabbed me, picked me up and flew me away from my mommy duties and anxious worries with reality, for awhile, and left me feeling light, bubbly, happy and ravenous for more. The back story to the characters in this fic will have you emotionally involved from the go and the descriptive manner that aftrnoondlight displays in this work will pluck you, right from where you are, and insert you straight into the story. Outbound is only three chapters in so far, so join us for this flight!

Dear Maggie by Jenny0719
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it. M for Lemons/OOC/Language

I found this story while digging through the newly published twifics about a week ago and I was intrigued by the summary which lead me to reading the first chapter. I devoured the first 2 chapters immediately and luckily the 3rd chapter posted soon after.

I can't say enough about this story to give it justice because it's just that good. You will have to trust me on this when I say READ THIS STORY FOR YOURSELF, you will see, lol. The synopsis is so refreshing and untouched in my ficlife, that I thoroughly enjoy it and who can resist a BADASS Edward? This Edward comes off with a swagger that I can only compare to PAW (PunKAssWard from A Pound of Flesh by jaxon22) Nuff said. Tell her TLS sent you:0)

Vinyl by 107yearoldvirgin
Its just another day at Vinyl Records Store: Fun. Uncomplicated. Just like having sex with your best friend, and coworker, should be. At least, that's what Bella and Edward are hoping. The rest of the employees, on the other hand...

Have you ever read a story that made you feel a little cooler than you really are? Did you enjoy that feeling? If so, then Vinyl is the story for you.  I have trouble coming up with witty remarks so I naturally admire the friends that always provide them. In Vinyl, you will find yourself giggling left and right at the hysterical banter between the characters that all gather to work in this record store aptly named "Vinyl".  Not only does vinyl deliver insanely hot lemons but you won't be able to deny the love for this Edward and this Bella. My insides constantly smiled while reading this story and Virgy has placed such a unique cast together (Ryan Gosling - Jasper / Natalie Portman - Alice / Jensen Ackols - Emmett for starters ) which she has written to perfection. Put the needle to the record and let Vinyl take you for a spin, It has an HEA!

Another new story which comes highly rec'd from our ffwhisperer Nic: 

The Mating Bond by LailaB
It's like tunnel vision. And once eye contact is made, there is absolutely no reversing it. The more contact that is made and the more intimate the contact becomes, the more animalistic and primal the bond comes to be. Will Bella be able to handle it?  

All Nighters by CaraNo
Edward Cullen needs a new assistant for when he travels. When Charlie, close friend and business partner, suggests Bella, Edward doesn't hesitate. After all, he knows what a bright young woman Bella is. His ex wife even used to babysit her. Drabble fic.

This fic finds an Older Edward partnered in an Architecture firm with Charlie Swan in Cullen Swan Architecture. When Charlie's daughter comes home for awhile and needs a job, Edward can't help but to remember the beautiful girl that he's watched grow since birth and he certainly can't deny his attraction when she steps into his office as a grown woman, no longer a child.

I love how we know how attracted Bella is to Edward and vice versa while the two of them remain oblivious for the first few chapters. I already love this Edward.. go see for yourself, you will too.

This story is brand new with extremely short chapters. It's a drabble fic, only 7 chapters so far and you can read all within 10 minutes and that counts reviewing time as well. It's perfect for those of you that are just like me, scared of committment, you won't have to commit hours of your day to this one, lol. 

with love,
Newborns for August 9, 2011

Pocket Change by aWhiteBlankPage

I know of three kinds of change: the kind that jangles around in your pocket, the kind that happens slowly, every moment of every day, and the kind that blows you away in an instant.

aWhiteBlankPage is a first time author, with a riveting story of loss, life and love that everyone should be reading.  The first chapter pulls you in and keeps you searching for more.  More answers, more words and more fantastic writing.  Through flashbacks, aWhiteBlankPage gives you bits and pieces of Edwards and Bella's history that has led them to the lives they have now while simultaneously pushing forward and showing how their lives are now changing.  I know, I know that this is a few days outside of the 'last 30 days' rule, but I had to bend that for this story.  Most of us over at TLS are reading this story and you should definitely be too!  

Her Secrets by samrosey
Dancing in light, she holds keys to pretty boxes of secrets she'llnever tell. A sequences of drabbles from him and her.     AH. Edward/Bella. Rated: M

You know what I love? When an author trusts the readers enough to provide them with just enough information...just enough of the story to be drawn in then lets their imaginations do some of the work.  samrosey does that with each and every story she writes and Her Secrets is no exception.  Her writing is poetic, lyricial and beautiful so go check it out!

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

kharizzmatik is back and with something completely different than what you'd expect.  Can we all thank shearenvy for daring her to write this?  A story told in all BPOV it's only two chapters in and with weekly updates you'll be waiting around on Friday's just for the email alert!  Go check it out now!

Words Like Art by ltlerthqak

Every open door offers the chance of a great story. Ours started with a slip of pink paper...  Rated T

First of all do NOT let the T rating scare you... people look at me like I'm crazy when I recommend a 'T' rated fic, but to be honest I have quite a few that are among my all-time favorites and this one is joining them.  You might know ltlerthqak from Giofógach and all it's awesomeness, and she continues to pull me in with her incredible writing skill.  This story is only two chapters in and I'm hooked on doormanward.  Weekly updates on this story as it's already complete!


Nightingale by Lady Gwynedd

Summary: Intrepid Isabella Swan leaves England to seek her destiny in the New
World as an indentured servant.  Little does she know her physical but
temporary servitude would soon lead to another kind of servitude altogether.
Not a BDSM fic, or even close to it.

To Have and To Hold by Shahula

One night of passion leads to dramatic changes for Bella as she faces the consequences. But will she fess up to their actions or keep the forbidden romance going? Is he hers to have and to hold or will he be another's before its all over? Rated M,AH,BxE Twilight - Rated: M

My Letters To You by MinnieSoleil

Heartache, bitterness and lot's of wine often lead to embarrassing, tear soaked letters. At least with Bella they do.Twilight - Rated: M

My Soul to Save by Cullen Concession

He used her, hurt her and broke her. Can she break free and let go now that her soul has been torn in two? Can a free spirit help her pick up the pieces? Warning this piece deals with the issues of abuse. Twilight - Rated: M

If This Is Love by owenic

College student Edward Cullen sees a crying girl in the library, and his life is forever changed. Story told in alternating drabbles. Entry for the fandomsfightsthefloods compilation. AH BxE Rated M for good reason. Twilight - Rated: M  

Gull to the Wind by ineedyoursway

All-consuming, irreversible love. Twilight - Rated: M

A Matter of Life & Death by WhatsMyNomDePlume & Derdriu oFaolain
Forget being scared to death, Bella Swan isn't even scared of death, something that both greatly annoys and-even if he won't admit it-entices Edward Cullen. If only she weren't trying to destroy him. Collab rated M

This story a collaboration between two incredibly talented authors was written for the FGB auction and is based on a prompt that Edward is supernatural.  See where they take him in this story - it's only going to be 8 chapters and they've posted the first 6 so far.  Definitely a 'must read'!

The Breakers by les16
After spending 7 years in prison, Edward gets a new start in the fishing village of Corea, Maine. Can a little girl and her mom, Bella, see beyond his past and can they all find love again...or will the ocean swallow them whole? rated M

The Breakers is the newest story from the talented les16 - she brought us The Greatest Gift and this story promises to be just as incredible.  With teasers posting throughout the week and new chapters posting on Sunday's, dive in now to catch up - at five chapters in you don't want to miss out!

Here are a few other new stories that come highly recommended - all have the TLS Seal of Approval!  Go give them a read and let them know we sent you!

Arms by VirginiaMay
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

The Vagina Monologues by jtmd24
What happens when 2 strangers have a 1-night-stand in college? Life. But not the way you planned. It's raising a foul-mouthed toddler, selling sex toys & trying to make your dreams come true. Oh, and running into your drunken hook-up 5yrs later.

Behind Closed Doors by lemonmartinis
 "I'm not sure what I am doing here or how to do this." Two people discover each other and themselves behind closed doors.  Rated M

Guarding Isabella by lindsay520
Edward and Jacob are hired as professional bodyguards for the "2011 Isabella US Tour." What will happen when 'professional' suddenly turns 'personal' and feelings start to develop between the soft-spoken superstar and her new bodyguards? Rated: M