Monday, November 21, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

As we begin Thanksgiving week, it’s time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support; not only for our blog, but also to the writers we feature each and every post. This TLS approved rec list has some veteran writers and a few new shining stars to check out. Take a moment to express your gratitude and leave them some love. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six




Edward in the Afternoon by Cosmogirl7481-rec’d by CarrieZM
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7251244/1/Edward-in-the-Afternoon
My birthday present for Marvar: A boy meets girl story with sweltering heat, iced coffee and lots of sex... ExB, AH and OOC because no one is a virgin. Rated M

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Lyrical Kris-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12237551/1/
The wake of a tragedy—a school shooting—has far reaching consequences. Edward was living his life as though he had to make up for the four people who died in front of his eyes. Bella's life had been blown apart before it really started. Two strangers who happened to come back to the scene of the crime on the same day. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11815724/1/
The downside of high school: cafeteria food sucks, and sometimes, you're cast as the weirdo. On the bright side, sometimes Edward Cullen is your best friend. Even if it is a secret.
Rated M

Felt by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643827/1/Felt
Former lovers lay it all out on the table. Taking shots never hurt this good. Entry for the Dirty Talkin' Edward Twific Contest. Rated M

Final Destination by Edward’s Eternal-rec’d by JennG
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12128224/1/Final-Destination
Two lost, lonely people travelling to different destinations. One storm that brings them together. Could their meeting alter their final destination? Rated M

I Know My Duty by Ithilwen K-Bane-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4954871/1/I-Know-My-Duty
Edward walked a knife's edge in Volterra. What if things hadn't gone quite so well? Love can survive when it is surrounded by monsters, but it does not survive unchanged, especially not for one of the Volturi. Deviation 'fic-New Moon. Canon Edward and other characters.
Rated M

Jack & Crush by Meteoronamoonlessnight-rec’d by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12135729/1/Jack-Crush
Shy, reserved Edward has a little too much Jack Daniels after finding his fiancée cheating on him. Waking up the next morning in a strange woman's bed, he fights the pull he feels for her. Will he realize they're fated for each other, or will he only focus on their differences? Rated M

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer by MrsSpaceCowboy-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7778597/1/Keep-the-Tofurkey-Bring-on-the-Beer
Bella Swan wants an escort for Thanksgiving weekend. Edward Cullen wants a second chance. Charlie wants to know where Renee hid the key to his gun safe. Happy Thanksgiving! *First Place and Funniest Popular Vote in the Twilight of Craigslist Contest. Rated M

Milk Teeth by Sparrownotes24-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11793793/1/
England 1991. Indie rock and bombs, fire and riots. We partied and ran wild, trying to find ourselves amongst the ashes. I found a lot more than that. Rated M

My Shipper Heart by Marvar-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11511081/1/My-Shipper-Heart
Edward wasn't looking for anyone, but he found her just the same. It's too bad she thinks he's just a client. Rated M

Seventh and Pine by Iambeagle-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8727265/1/Seventh-and-Pine
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 Rated M

Sincerely, Sargeant Masen by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6458809/1/Sincerely_Sergeant_Masen
One bored night, Bella goes online and stumbles across an American's soldier's profile. On a whim she decides to write Sergeant Masen a letter. She never thought she would get a response back from Iraq, much less fall in love with a man in combat boots. Rated M

The Affair by Johnnyboy7-rec'd by CarrieZM
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8343731/1/The-Affair
After the death of her father, Isabella Swan moves to the East coast where she meets dentist Edward Cullen. He's older, a father, and married. Sometimes, you can't tell your heart who to love. Rated M

The Man in the Elevator by MountainTop76-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11837135/1/The-Man-in-the-Elevator
Bella lives for her morning elevator ride, and the sexy stranger she shares it with, but what will happen one night when she works late? Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest. Rated M

Where I Belong by bnpwrites-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12219270/2/Where-I-Belong
Bella Swan never expected superstar Edward Cullen to wander into Walgreen's and she never expected him to change her life. Rated M

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Special Feature


Long lines at the polling place? Need a distraction from the Election Day madness? We thought you might enjoy reading some of our favorite political fics.


All the President's Men by Shahula
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8284901/1/All_the_Presidents_Men
He's the most powerful man in the world, with nothing beyond his reach or influence. But is it enough to bring her back? Only time will tell. Presidentward. AH, Rated M

Aperitif by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8680679/1/Aperitif
"Biggest regret?" That I didn't meet you first.


Fall to Ruin One Day by sleepyvalentina
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785393/1/Fall-to-Ruin-One-Day
He wanted to be the most powerful man on earth. As far as she was concerned, he already was. Love. Longing. A decade of regret. Time changes nothing...or does it? Rated M


Nine Months – A Cullen Legacy Short Story by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9800756/1/Nine-Months-A-Cullen-Legacy-Short-Story
Former Congressman Edward Cullen has finally overcome the forces that tried to keep him away from Bella and their daughter, Elizabeth, and the three have settled into a life together. But when Bella becomes pregnant again, how will Edward deal with nine months of expectation, combined with a new campaign run? A short story based on The Cullen Legacy.  Rated M.


The American President by Rushed
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The_American_President
As the President of the United States, Edward Cullen finds it difficult to meet women. So his brother secretly employs the services of an escort agency to help fulfill certain presidential needs. Rated: Fiction M


The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/1/The-Cullen-Legacy
Legacy - A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn't all it's cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets. Rated M

The Hot Seat by TheFicChick
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147842/1/
Liberal left? Meet conservative right. Wearing tight pants and a self-satisfied grin.  one-shot

The October Surprise by BooksNBoysRBetter
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11867005/1/The-October-Surprise
Edward is a US Senator who suddenly finds himself in need of his speech writer's care. Bella is there to nurse him back to health and the more time they spend together the more the sparks fly. This is a ONE SHOT. Politicianward, AU, M for Lemon.. God Bless America ;-)

The Senator's Son by Amoredjenaue
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6137805/1/The-Senator-s-Son
"I turned around slowly, my body already alight with fire. Standing there was a bronze-haired, green-eyed God. My Adonis. The star of my dreams for the last two months. Edward. Edward Cullen." A Senator's Son. A perfect match. But not for everyone. Rated M

Monday, November 7, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are excited to start your Monday off right with some delicious Lemonade Stand recs.  The following stories hit our radar and we want to share them with you. Check them out and let the author know where you found their story featured when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Awakening of the Vampire Prince by NotAMorningGirl-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12138670/1/Awakening-of-the-Vampire-Prince
The murder of ruling vampire lord Aro means only one thing; The Awakening of King Carlisle and his heir apparent, Prince Edward the vampire prince from their entombment. A war is imminent but can Bella face the mate she left behind and learn to forgive him for a lifelong betrayal and love him again? Will the war against the wolves end any hope of the couple reuniting? Rated M

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

Before the Dawn by BookwormBaby2580-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7920089/1/Before-the-Dawn
After her mother's wedding in Mexico, Bella encounters a vampire with less altruistic motives than the those held by the vampires she might have met in Forks under drastically different circumstances. One bad decision, she discovers, can change her entire life. Rated M

Bellaria by PattyRose-rec’d by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12208491/2/Bellaria
It is said that in the high middle ages, and in the midst of an unspeakable betrayal, a young knight made a timeless vow to his beloved wife, Bellaria: "Wait for me. I will find you…as always…for always." Rated M

Beneath This Sky by Bedelia-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8396816/1/Beneath-this-Sky
Nineteen years ago, time unraveled. In a changed world, Bella fights to save a man from the past and a girl with no future. AU. Rated M

Beyond Time by TKegl-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time
After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it's a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he's not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she's hoping for? Rated M

Eight Days by Windchymes-rec'd by Six Dblfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Emma Matthews by Anton M-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11510042/1/Emma-Matthews
Isabella has been cooperating with the DEA under her father's nose. A video footage reveals her involvement, her brother murders their father, and she agrees to be a key witness in federal criminal cases against an ex-judge, a congressman, and an array of criminals, including her brother. Rated M

Secrets, Lies & Family Ties by IdPattThat-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5450045/1/Secrets-Lies-Family-Ties
He walked away from his true love for his career. Now, five years later, one phone call changes Edward Cullen's life in a way he never expected.  Rated M

SoCal by Krazyk85-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10810837/1/SoCal
Being with them wasn't the problem, but losing me was. A life filled with sandy beaches and sunshine, I felt safe here. Nothing bad ever happens in SoCal, except maybe bad Mexican food. Or so I thought. This isn't your everyday love story. Based on the movie Savages.
Rated M

The Broomstick Train by Soleil2-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11360267/1/The-Broomstick-Train
"They buried them deep, but they wouldn't lie still, For cats and witches are hard to kill." -Oliver Wendall Holmes. Rated M

The Captive and the Coward by LyricalKris-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12099767/1/
The lives of the highborn citizens of the realm are subject to tide of power that flows around them. When a match is made between Edward,son of the most powerful man in the kingdom, and Bella, highborn prisoner of the crown held hostage after her family's betrayal, neither party can refuse. It's not an ideal match for either the traumatized Lady nor the black sheep of Masen House. Rated M

The Fall by MissWinkles-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10935954/1/The-Fall
She's got a bulletproof heart but he's got a hollow point smile. He's a gathering storm. A spark in the darkness. A bruised heart just waiting to happen. At rock bottom, Bella Swan has nowhere to fall but everything to lose. Rated M

The Views of New York by rosierathbone-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12199751/1/The-Views-of-New-York
Bella spends her days catching the sweet, ugly and unique moments with her sketches and her camera. Until she captures the moment between a father and his daughters which changes her life forever. Rated M

There's a Word for it by Eiluned price-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9051652/1/There-s-a-Word-for-It
I hadn't liked 17-year-old boys even when I was 17. So what is it about Edward Cullen that's so compelling? Whatever it is, I can't afford to find out. Rated M

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Special Feature ~ TLS Lemons & Lore



In celebration of Halloween, we’ve put together a spooky segment showcasing some of our favorite dark, supernatural, scary and paranormal fics. Happy Halloween reading!

Read at your own risk! Not all of these recs have a HEA.

 ~X~X~X~X~


Bête Noir by TheQueenWriter
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8638220/1/
You are cordially invited to spend Halloween in Forks. O/S Rated M


Bored Games by m7707
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6441225/1/Bored-Games
A dark and twisted tale about vampires dealing with the never-ending boredom of eternity. Written for the Countdown to Halloween II. ONE SHOT. AU. OOC.  Rated M


Buried by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10317577/1/Buried
His reality was made of nightmares. She was plagued by them. Will she conquer her fears in time? Can he protect her? Rated M

Caught Looking by ScarlettLetters
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5265452/1/Caught-Looking
Bella embarks on a Halloween she will never forget. My entry for the Tattward & Inkella Contest. Rated M for graphic language and scenes of a sexual nature. Rated M

Corn Maze Menace by ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5484951/1/Corn-Maze-Menace
Edward catches a tantalizing scent of blood in a corn maze, and he must have it. Halloween one shot. Rated M

Duplicity by Content 1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11619094/1/Duplicity
As one of Carlisle Cullen's children, Edward's future should have been one of a gentle existence. Instead, his rebellion led to a destiny of power, blood, lust, and domination. When the two worlds collide, what will be the cost of victory? Recipient of the Blood and Glory award/Red Eyed Edward Contest 2015 - Thanks Packy! Rated M


Elemental by TallulahBelle
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5241793/1/
When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all? Rated M

Grasping Darkness by KiyaRaven
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5478849/1/Grasping_Darkness
She dreams of darkness. Lust. Passion. The man she fantasizes about has it all, especially the darkness. The problem is, he's not really a man. Rated M for language & dark themes. Rated M

Halloween Hijinx by HalloweenHijinx
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7487985/1/Halloween-Hijinx
Eight Cullens. Eight creepy campfire tales. Join bmango, mskathy, sorceresscirce, theladyingrey42, tuesdaymidnight, yellowglue, and yogagal/lawngirl for a fun week of Halloween stories starring your favorite characters from Twilight. Rated M

Happy Halloween by NewTwilightFan
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10728694/1/Happy-Halloween
Are you in the mood for something scary, spooky, quirky, creepy or supernatural? A series of Halloween one-shots. Ratings, genres and characters vary by story. Individual ratings and summaries are at the top of each new post. Something for everyone. Happy Halloween! Rated M

Haunted by GerominoPond
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4424682/1/Haunted
Bella Swan, a noted paranormal investigator, is called to check out the "Ghost Haven" that is Edward Cullen's house. Can she, along with Edward, defeat what is tormenting Edward in his own house? Rated M


House of the Horde by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? OOC/Dark Themes/No rape. Outtakes included. Rated M


Lions Eat Lambs by Raggdolly
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5753638/1/Lions_Eat_Lambs
A camping expedition goes awry when Bella's friends disappear. While searching for them, she stumbles upon the manor of Edward Cullen, unaware that she is about to become a pawn in his dangerous game - a game she can't afford to lose. Rated M

Maledictum Magae by Bexi21
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5857229/1/Maledictum-Magae
The curse happened in 1692.For over 300 years, Isabella Swan has lived alone, afraid to be close to anyone again.But when she finally meets someone who captures her heart, the unthinkable happens, leaving her in a kind of danger she never thought possible. Rated M

Masquerade by BellaSunshine
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6429198/1/Masquerade
One-shot. Bella goes to a Halloween masquerade party, where she meets a tall, dark stranger... Rated M for language and a lemon. AU-Human Rated M


Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets
I'm pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can't see a thing. Just call my name, 'cause I'll hear you scream. A collab between darkNnerdy, Livie79, and Raggdolly. Rated M

My Subconscious by JennaRay
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7512361/1/My-Subconscious
Bella shares an eerie night in the meadow with Edward on Halloween. My entry for the Halloween countdown hosted by Breath-of-twilight. Rated M for moderate themes of violence. Rated M

Phantasmic by BottledCoke
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6724443/1/Phantasmic
After hearing about the "Phantom Doll", Edward can't help but be curious. He falls in love with the figurine and decides to buy it. There's rumors about the doll,how it got its name. It supposedly can move, talk and some former owners even claim it drank. Rated M

Pretty Little Dolls Sitting All in a Row by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9767465/1/Pretty-Little-Dolls-Sitting-All-in-a-Row
It was a dark and stormy night. A mysterious lab with no power on Halloween. A figure terrorizing the doctors and patients. This can't end well. A Halloween present in a handful of chapters for my readers and fellow writer friends. Enjoy. Rated M


Prey for the Wicked by Aleeab4u
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6785758/1/Prey-for-the-Wicked
A vampire finds the true meaning of temptation, an innocent beauty with a siren's blood. Need and curiosity ignite endless possibility, but is she prey for the wicked or the answer to a prayer for salvation? When obsession has no reason and love knows no bounds, where do you draw the line? AU E/B Darkward Mature themes. Non-canon vampires. No sparkling, vegetarianism or venom. Rated M


Que Sera, Sera by Livie79
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8623804/1/Que-Sera-Sera
Isabella's life was nothing more than a series of unfortunate events since the day she was born. For her, monsters are real, love is the fantasy, and fate is a cruel mistress. The future's not ours, to see...what will be, will be. AH ExB Rated M

Sleepy Hollow by content1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11589321/1/Sleepy-Hollow
In the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane, after losing the hand of his love, Katrina, was taken by the Headless Horseman, never to be seen again. What if the legend wasn't quite true? Winner 2nd Place Public Vote, Spell-Binding Award, Validator's Choice (Enchanted by Twilight), and Judge's Choice (BeeGurl13) in the Tricks and Treats Contest 2015. Rated M

She Speaks Fear and Truth by Ericastwilight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She_Speaks_Fear_and_Truth
She's haunted daily, but learns to deal with her gift, helping those in need. He hides behind his opinions,seeking closure, barely living. When their worlds collide can they help each other. A story of loss, love and betrayal with a supernatural twist.  Rated: M

Spellbound by Claire Bloom
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5152779/1/Spellbound
Imprisoned by the malicious James, Edward meets the bewitching Isabella. As he battles with his enemies, his conscience and his bloodlust, he finally falls for her whilst she ignites his male desire's & awakens his Vampiric cravings. With Vamps/AU Rated M


The Dollhouse by Kambria Rain
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5064271/1/The_Doll_House
We were all going to die. I used to be an optimistic person, but that went out the window as soon as the hot mountain man decided we were going to hunt the hunters. AH. Warning: So far, there are minor character deaths, and Edward's a little scary. Rated M

The Emperors of Washington by gallantcorkscrews
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5337013/1/
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. CAN I MAKE A LOVE STORY OUT OF THIS? ExB. Rated M

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


The Masque of Red Death by dilusionalimperalist
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5248764/1/The_Masque_of_the_Red_Death
Her blood would be mine. As would she. Once she begged, pleaded, demanded, and wept for my bite. And she would. The only question was how many would die first." Vampire AU. Mature audiences only. NO sexual abuse. Rated M

The Mirrors by adorablecullens
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4971734/1/
Teddy's secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful - and hauntingly familiar - woman in real life? Rated M

The Ripper by HeartOfDarkness
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7209045/1/The_Ripper
Edward, a nomad killer vampire, alone for more than three centuries, comes upon his next prey in the form of talk back radio psychologist and dabbler in the dark side of human nature, Bella Swan.  Darkward, kinky Bella.  Rated M

Toil and Trouble by LyricalKris
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7571721/1/Toil-and-Trouble
The people of the 1600's believed in the monsters that haunted their nightmares. When witches are suspected to walk among them, the small town of Forkshire is torn apart, and the secrets of some of its residents brought to light. Rated M