Monday, January 15, 2024

What we're reading this week in TLS:

We are kicking off your reading year with new fics from some of our favorite fandom authors and a few other fics that have hit our “drop everything” radar.  There's something here for everyone! We hope you will let the authors know where you saw their story recommended when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Six Dlbfive  

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

A Whole New Light by bbeth
What happens when you begin to see someone you've known most of your life in a whole new light? AH AU Canon Rated M

Bake Off by anhanninen
Each year the small town of Ashbury, West Virginia hosts an annual bake off. Police Chief Bella Swan dominates the pie category, but her dream is sweeping all four awards. Edward Cullen threatens that and to make matters worse, he's always there to get on her nerves. Will he steal her gold ribbons or will she come out triumphant? AH Rated M

Bewitched by 2BrownEyes
The Cullen family are one the longest running and most powerful mafia families in the world. Their secret-they are not human. The current boss, Edward Cullen, had everything under control until his mate enters his life, refusing to be ignored or controlled. Isabella is not from their world, and her arrival unleashes foes that have lurked in the shadows, waiting to bring the Cullen. Rated M

Christmas Dreaming by compass54
It's not a date from any book or calendar, nor flying reindeer or Santa Claus. Whether it's a winter dreamland glowing in Northern Lights or an ancient red desert under a sky full of stars—we hold the real magic of Christmas in our hearts. Rated M

Culwoode Hall by ssomethingvague
When Bella Swan applies for a position as a governess on a remote estate in the Olympic Peninsula, she's quickly entangled in a mystery that she's desperate to unravel. But learning the truth about her enigmatic employer will put her in greater danger than she's ever imagined. A Jane Eyre-inspired Gothic romance set in the Twilight universe in the 1930s. ExB AU. Rated M

Hiding (the Christmas Criminal) by Anton M
When Bella's parents decide to go on a cruise for Christmas, her best friend Rose offers for her to stay at their cabin in Idaho for the holiday. It's a beautiful plan until her colleague shows up. Short story. AH, BPOV, olderward, lemon(s) Rated M

Is This The Worst Time To Kiss You? - Full Story by MujerN
 WeLoveMobward contest winner 2017 - The town calls him "Berserky" who likes to wander into convenience stores, rip into beef jerky, and gnaw on the sticks. Touch him, you'll feel the consequences. Since his father's death, he hasn't been the same. I would know. I'm the only one with a good view inside his windows. Edward Cullen Jr. is my neighbor, and I remember I loved him once. Rated M

Origins: Living in my Future by MarieCarro
Mary Alice Brandon had always been different. She seemed to know things that had yet to happen, and the people in town avoided her at all costs. But the cries of "Witch" or whispers of "Changeling" wasn't her biggest concern. Someone much closer to her than the townsfolk couldn't accept her differences, and it put her in life-threatening danger. AlicexJasper Canon Rated M

Oz by drotuno
It's 2043. The world didn't end with a bang. It didn't end with flooding or earthquakes or meteors. It ended when walls were built between those who had everything and those who had nothing, banning the hungry, desperate, and sick to the Outer Zone. We called it Oz. AU/AH ExB Rated M

The Wedding Picture by themoonwriters
This was supposed to be one of the happiest days of my life… Rated M

Trice by fanficsR4nerds
Since she was a child, Bella's life has been governed by Time's three rules. As a time traveler, she gets to see and do extraordinary things, but it all comes with a price. Shortly after arriving in Victorian London, a fateful accident brings Bella into the glittering world of nobility, and she must quickly decide if this fishbowl of a life is something she wants to fight to keep. Rated M

Monday, December 25, 2023

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope your holidays have been filled with lots of love and laughter. For our last post of this year, we will close with our third seasonal fic rec list. Fill your glass with some bubbly, sit back and enjoy! Don’t forget to leave the authors some love in the form of a review. 

Happy Holidays from all the staff of The Lemonade Stand!

12 Days of Christmas by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
12 daily one shots, all with different scenarios and different lengths, loosely based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. Happy holidays! Rated M

A Christmas Wish by Lozz.of.London
One little boy’s wish, one exhausted single father, and one woman who will change both of their lives, for the better. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Bella is in for a whole lot of naughty and nice. A whirlwind festive romance. A story of love, friends and family. AH ExB Rated M

All I Want For Christmas by Kyla713
Bella's five year old son makes a Christmas wish she'd never expected, and sets her entire world spinning. Rated M
Beautifully Blind by JGaff
Edward, cynical and cold, from a business world, the last thing he expects is to spend his holiday in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Bella is determined to live her life on her own terms, never letting her disability stand in her way, especially on a day as special as Christmas. Can she teach him the true meaning of Christmas. Rated M

Christmas in the Sand by amandac3
While on vacation in Hawaii for her best friend’s Christmas wedding, Bella asked Santa for nothing more than to get lei’d properly. After a rather traumatic event on the beach, Edward, a superhero of sorts, comes to her rescue Baywatch style. Sparks fly and all that jazz. Will Edward be able to fulfill Bella’s only Christmas wish? A short, fluffy, and fun Christmas Drabble. Rated M

Here We Are, As In Olden Days by Rinabina
Bella and Edward have been friends forever but ruth be told, it's always been a little more than that. A holiday collection of the history of Bella and Edward - Past, present and future. Rated M

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. Rated M 

Long Way to Christmas by That’sMzPeachesTYVM
She is brilliant and beautiful, and will respected at a very young age in her field, but she is all alone. No family. No friends outside of work. He is alone by choice, punishing himself for the sins of his past, but he has family to give him strength. Will a chance encounter, and a daily trip out of her way lead her to the family and place of belonging she so craves? Rated M

Merry Textmas by DH78
Bella is forced to tackle the crowds on Black Friday with her best friend, Angela. Can a random text message from a wrong number change the course of her day and her life? Banter galore! Rated M

Scrooge by kitchmill
Ever the Scrooge, Edward Cullen has no interest in celebrating Christmas. Will his attitude change when he finds a young woman down on her luck? Rated M 

Seven Days to Christmas by CullensTwiMistress
She met him at thirteen and again at twenty-seven. He’s never forgotten her. A Christmas story about two people, luck, and a few special deliveries. ExB Olderward. Rated M

Swan Lake by SydneyAlice
He's a lost traveler needing a place to spend the night. She's the owner of a bed and breakfast. What could they possibly have in common? A story about taking wrong turns and reaching destinations you never imagined. Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight
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? Rated M

Tis The Season by TheQueenWriter
On December first she caught my eye. She made me laugh. She nearly destroyed a perfectly good Christmas wreath on her front door. The air may be chilled, but there is nothing cold about this December. Rated M

Which Brings Me to You by DazzlinSparkle05
Bella is a lonely, snarky girl. Edward is a guy on a constant search for something more. Will these two find what the other is looking for? This is a continuation of my o/s Santa’s Kiss. Rated M

Monday, December 18, 2023

What we're reading in TLS this week:

In between all your holiday baking and last-minute dashing around for gifts, take a moment for you and dive into the second of three holiday-filled rec lists. We know there is at least one fic that will make you want to stand under the mistletoe! Be sure to let the writer know where you saw them featured and leave them some good cheer in the form of a review. 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

♥ Six Dlbfive 

A Home for the Holidays by CullensTwiMistress
Bella's roommate, Kate, offers her a place to stay during Christmas break. Unfortunately for Bella, Kate's dad is kind of hot. Attraction, UST, and a meddling daughter may just bring these two together. Rated M 

A Snowfall Kind of Love by TheFicChick
There's one thing on my grown-up Christmas list, and while it includes a number of specifics in varying degrees of dirtiness, it really all boils to the one thing I've wanted for a year and a half: a do-gooder with unruly hair and a Mister Rogers sweater, and a lifetime of nights that would land me squarely on the naughty list. Rated M

Afterglow by iambeagle
 "You grew up on Candy Cane Lane? Why isn't that the first thing you tell people?" Rated M

Boyfriends of Christmas Past by sukiethree
A trip back home for the holidays shows Bella everything she didn't know had been missing from her life. Rated M

Cups Full of Wishes by Chloe Masen
Lily O’Brien is a hopeful child. Will her special cups of hot chocolate and a new friendship with Dr. Edward Cullen make her greatest wish come true? Aaaaaw moments ahead.
Rated M

Cutie for Christmas by Jgaff
Alice signs Bella up for Cuties for Christmas, but how can she focus on her dates with Edward decking her halls? Will they be able to resist each other? A/U E-Explicit Rated M

Do You Hear What I Hear by LyricalKris
Edward had a lot on his plate as a broke dad trying to do right by his daughter. He wasn't looking for love. But with a child's Christmas wish and a little help from Santa and his elves, the magic of the season might reach him yet. Rated M

Five Days of Holiday Hell by ericastwilight
Bella has a love/hate relationship with the holidays. Don’t get her started on office gossip and the company’s Secret Santa. Five days of sneaking around to deliver gifts to someone she could barely tolerate is pure torture! When her first gift arrives, she wonders how someone got it right on the first try. The newest employee is determined to make the next five days fun. Rated M

Let Your Heart Be Light by aushapasha
Years ago, songbird Bella mad a mistake that almost ruined her career and definitely ruined her relationship. This Christmas she is presented with the chance to right a wrong. Rated M

Not So Merry and Bright by koalalou
“Bella's Christmas wasn't looking so merry and bright this year. Can she reunite with Edward for the family Christmas she dreamed of or is everything between them now lost?” Rated M

One Christmas Eve by pattyrose
"She and I are way too opposite. We would've never worked." Better watch what you say while the magic of Christmas Eve swirls all around you. Rated M

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? Rated M

The Lights on Sycamore Lane by Nerdy Lil Darlins
"At Christmas, all roads lead home." A sequel to The House on Sycamore Lane. Rated M

The Naughty Elf by Twilly
Santa believes there's no such thing as a bad elf. Bella's been fired from nearly every toy shop. How can Santa get her in the right position when everything out of her mouth is so very dirty? Santa, elves, chocolate starfish and phasing reindeer. Rated M 

With Open Eyes by dustybritches01
Edward Cullen returns home at Christmas to face his past and to see if there is a chance for a future with the girl he left behind. Written for the Naughty or Nice Contest. Rated M

Monday, December 4, 2023

What we're reading in TLS this week:

TLS is extremely excited to kick off the holiday season by bringing you a reading recommendation list chocked full of holiday goodness! This is the first of three posts that will give you plenty of reading material to get you in the spirit. As always, remember to let the writer know where you saw them recommended when you leave them some holiday love in the form of a review. Now cuddle up with a cookie and some hot cocoa and enjoy. 

♥ Six Dlbfive

A Christmas Restoration by A Cullen Wannabe
When single Mom, Bella, took her children to Colorado for their visitation with their father, she never dreamed she would find something unexpected in a winter storm. Can Edward heal Bella's wounds and restore her faith in men, love, and herself? Rated M
After Christmas by pattyrose
The day after Christmas, while the magic of the season still lingers, two people meet and fall in love. And no, it’s not absolutely perfect, as they soon discover. But whether it’s fate, kismet, or simple serendipity that brought them together, they’re determined to figure their way through the obstacles. After all, isn’t that what love is all about? Rated M

Christmas Ink by Fryebyrd
Inked-up, speedo-wearing Edward Cullen has never been on Bella's radar, that is, until she places an ad looking for a pretend boyfriend to accompany her home for Christmas. **This is a romance with a cup of family, a tablespoon of drama, a quarter cup of hurt/comfort, a dash of humor, and a heaping helping of love** Rated M

Christmas With the Cullens by BlueIsSoul
Ever since she can remember, Bella Swan has spent her Christmas with the Cullens. This Christmas its time to sort out those Edward related "complications". But what happens when Edward has a new introduction to make? Rating: M 

Christmastances by PlanetBlue
"I like her, Emmett. And I like the idea of her." Rated M

Footprints in the Snow by cosmogirl7481
"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. Rated M

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by staceleo
Love comes to Miss Swan unexpectedly during the holidays. Rated M

It Must Have Been the Mistletoe by KristenLynn
Edward has avoided Bella—and her annoying crush—for three years. This year, an encounter under the mistletoe at the Chief's Christmas Eve party changes everything, in ways neither of them expected. Rated M 

Love Is All You Knead by aushapasha
When Seattle baker, Bella Swan returns to Forks for thanksgiving, she doesn't expect to meet handsome, single dad, Edward Cullen. As sparks fly, Bella must make some difficult decisions about her life and her bakery. Will it be a disaster or will it turn out to be a Christmas miracle? *My take on a Hallmark Christmas movie* Rated M

Resting Grinch Face by LayAtHomeMom
Grinchin’ ain’t easy but Edward Cullen makes it look so damn good. Rated M

The Christmas Present by beegurl13
Edward is Bella's best friend. He's also hopelessly in love with her. When Bella lands her dream California...will he finally tell her how he feels, or will he let her go and hope that someday she'll return to him? Will Edward's Grandma take control and force them to see what they've been missing? A Christmas-y tale of secret love, big dreams & breaking hearts. Rated M

The House on Sycamore Lane by Nerdy Lil Darlins
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Rated M

The Last One by EricasTwilight
It's the hottest book of the season, every kid wants it. When two people  who often clash at work go head-to-head for the last one on the shelf,  who will come up the winner?  Rated M

The Spirit of Christmas by RosieRathbone
"Bah, humbug", the famous words of Mr. Scrooge, and this year stubborn Ebenezer is coming in the form of Edward Cullen who lives in regret and no longer experiences the same thrill of the holidays like he used to. But with a little help he is determined to change what went wrong and start again. After all, 'tis the season to be jolly. Rated M 

This Christmas Wish by MidnightLove87
Snow is falling and days are slipping by like sand through your hand. Edward finally takes time to stop and savor life, what happens to his perfectly laid out life when his son's Christmas wish sends him through a loop. Rated M