Saturday, October 22, 2016

TLS Special SNEAK PEEK Feature

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

This week, the fabulous Pattyrosethe author known for great stories like The Cullen Legacy, The Age of Innocence, and Begin Againshares details about her exciting new story Bellaria.

banner by Pattyrose

 by Pattyrose

Summary: According to a dark and little-known legend, 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.”

It’s hard to write a “sneak peek” for this story or to summarize it in a few paragraphs without giving away too much. I’ve been trying to think of a way to convey what this story is about, but maybe if I quickly illustrate a conversation I had with my daughter the other day, it might give you all an idea as to what inspired me to write this, and therefore, what you might expect.

The other day, my youngest daughter and I were talking about the things we do, the things we fail to do, and about how sometimes we fail to do things because they take us out of our comfort zone. Yet if we take a chance, the reward might be worth it.

Writing this latest story took me out of my comfort zone.

In some ways, Bellaria is a departure from anything I’ve written so far. Yet in other ways, it holds true to every single “message” I’ve ever tried to convey through my stories.

“I will await your possession, my husband, for we both know I possess you as well. You are the only man who will ever tame me…as always…for always.”

“As always…for always,” I echoed. For an immeasurable moment, we held one another’s gaze, conveying more than mere words ever could. 

Bellaria is about a love so powerful, it transcends the greatest horrors, a love so all-consuming that it becomes the stuff of legends. But as many legends do, Bellaria has at its roots a horrible cruelty, a great loss, an infamous betrayal, and a need for vengeance so deep that it fuels the unthinkable.

“It is an intriguing tale…in parts beautifully poetic…in parts unspeakably heinous.”

But at its heart, Bellaria is a love story. And if you’re willing to take a chance with me and leave behind your comfort zone for a while, the reward might be worth it.

Bellaria will begin posting on Halloween, October 31st. It will post once a week after that, on Mondays. It will be rated M and will be between fifteen to twenty chapters long. Hope to see you then!


Be sure to put Pattyrose on alert so you can follow along with TLS.
♥  Nic

Monday, October 10, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope you have been enjoying our reading recommendations and are finding plenty of new things to read and review. Here’s the latest round of TLS approved recs just for you. Happy Reading! Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.

♥ Nic & Six

Born of Ash and Fire by MandyLeigh87-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
As the kingdom prepares for a grand tournament, Prince Edward becomes captivated with the Blacksmith's daughter. But despite her love for him, her secret may tear them apart forever. Rated M

Break My Silence by Kittanja-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
Forks was a polar opposite of Arizona, and it was perfect. I just wanted to figure out how to live again. Mom was dead, which meant I was safe now. They didn't have any use for me anymore. I just wanted to be alone, it was easier… but Edward Cullen didn't do easy. I don't know why he kept torturing himself by trying to be my friend. Rated M

Choices by cynosure23-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes choices make you. Rated M

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

First & Ten by nolebucgrl-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
Bella Swan is an aspiring sports writer and her first big assignment is to interview the league's biggest, not to mention hottest, quarterback. Will Edward Cullen school her in the rules of the game or will she teach him a thing or two? Rated M.

Shadow Mission by Maxigrumpling-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
Actor Edward Cullen is rich, famous & sexy as ere's just one fly in the ointment.He can't keep the other personalities in his head straight.Emmett, his bodyguard, needs help sorting his charge out.Enter his 'crew', Alice the hacker, Jasper his second, Rose the shrink...and Bella, the girl who's father gave his life to protect Edward's. If only he remembered why. Rated M

Six by Sarge's Girls-rec'd by Nic
Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it's been proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay hidden, blending in with the average world around us...when we are anything but average. AH ExB Rated M

The Lantern House by SukiH-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
When Renee dies leaving Bella all alone, she answers an ad for a housekeeper for the reclusive writer Carlisle Cullen. She takes an instant dislike to his nephew Edward, who's a fancy city lawyer, but are there other dangers she should be more wary of? Rated M

The Protector by hikingurl-rec’d by Hadley Hemingway/Six Dlbfive
In a post-apocalyptic world where civilization barely survives, Edward has spent his whole life training to protect his society, his family, and the girl who has captured his heart. Rated M

The Senator's Son by Amoredjenaue-rec'd by Nic
"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

This Side of the Equator by Jaxington-rec'd by MariahajilE
On that side of the Equator a six year age difference is nothing, just a number that loses meaning in the face of adventures and shared interests and long bus rides. But on this side of the Equator, in Forks Washington where Bella is a teacher, six years are everything, an impenetrable barrier that makes life impossible when Edward Cullen shows up as an exchange student. Rated M

Troika by Mortissues-rec’d by Nic
Waking up, not matter how long it takes, should be a wonderful thing. Powerful and liberating. Like emerging from the chrysalis. I should have known it wouldn't be like that for me. . . Rated M

Unsteady by 2carm2carm2-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
One night, successful businesswoman, Bella, stumbles upon Edward stitching up his bloodied face in the office. Edward is unfriendly and rude and people at Cullen Consulting Inc don't trust him. Soon, Bella becomes obsessed with figuring out what he is hiding from them all and when she finds out, she gets drawn into a world of danger, in which one wrong move will lead to death. Rated M

White Collar Boxing by RosieRathbone-rec'd by Evilnat
Retired boxer-turned CEO, Edward Cullen, is about to face his biggest challenge yet when he is landed with his teenage daughter for the summer. With the help of his feisty PA, Bella, maybe they can find something to bond over? Rated M

Monday, September 26, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have so many good things for you on this Lemonade Monday! A few are complete, short and sweet. Others are just getting started and have all of us wanting more. We also have some old favorites that have recently updated after what seemed like forever. Be sure and let the writer know where you saw them recommended, when you leave them some love. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

All That Glitters by CullensTwiMistress-rec’d by LayAtHomeMom
As a nurse, Bella's seen it all, or has she? When the clinic where she works needs an expansion, the guy hired isn't what she expects. Sometimes all that glitters, is all it takes. Romance/Humor Rated M

Best Laid Schemes by EzRocksAngel-rec’d by Nic
Bella makes a deal that turns her world upside down. Rated M

Ethan Church by dryler-rec’d by Nic
When Bella accepts an offer to write the biography of a severely reclusive author, the old, dying man she’s presented with and the young, too perfect man she meets while there convince her she’s missing some very important parts of the story. E/B, AU. Rated M

Free Fallin' by Maplestyle-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
There are two sides to every story. This one has a third. A Love Hurts/Flipside Alternate POV Rated M

Jack & Crush by Meteoronamoonlessnight-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
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

Playing Cops and Vloggers by LyricalKris-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
So you're standing in line for coffee, minding your own business, when a sexy cop with nerdy tattoos walks into your life. Soon, you have yourself a sexy, nerdy cop boyfriend who rocks your world. Cops can't be seen on social media, did you know that? Bella didn't. That was going to be a challenge considering she made her living as a vlogger who documented her so-called nerdy life. Rated M

Promises by andymarx-rec’d by Nic
After years apart, Edward finally catches up with his wife. Edward/Bella. AH. Rated M

Rescue to Release by Bower-of-Bliss-rec'd by Maplestyle
"As a cinematographer, I've given some thoughts to how I might die, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd die of dehydration, cut up and bleeding while perched in a tree in the middle of the Australian outback. As you can see, Sam is down below. He's an insane and perpetually randy, 7-foot tall, alpha-male kangaroo, and he belongs to that equally mental bloke, Cullen." Rated M

Signed, SEALed, delivered by mathisson-rec'd by Nic
Edward, a Navy SEAl receives a letter that isn't intended for him. Intending only on getting the letter into the proper hands, he finds that the girl on the other side of the pen is closer than he thinks. Bella is a single girl who was only trying to befriend a sailor, what she gets is so much more. AH and HEA as always. Rated M

Still Waters by BornonHalloween-rec’d by Nic
A stressed-out grad student hiding from the world finds a mountain man of few words and quiet strength. Still waters do run deep. E/B, Rated M

Strong Foundations by PlotBunnyWranglers-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
When an amazing opportunity finally comes up to have everything they want, will they take it? Can they remain professional for the sake of success? Celebrating never felt so good. Rated M

The Living Will by 2carm2carm2-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
"In the event of my death, Isabella Marie Swan, upon previous agreement, is to step in and assist Edward Anthony Cullen in the caring of the child, necessitating her to stay at the Cullen residence in which the child lives for six months." When tragedy strikes, a last wish forces Edward and Bella together to deal with their pain, heal and rebuild the lives they lost.
Rated M

The Saints by love notes from morgan o'malley-rec'd by Nic
Love and life in rebound. A soul wise survivor wins his second half court side. Rated M

There Fell a Stillness by HappyInLove-rec’d by Nic
A man who doesn't believe in faith. A woman who may be losing hers. Two lost souls collide in the stillness between hope lost and found. "I think you need this more than I do. Everyone needs a little something to believe in sometimes." Rated M

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We've been discussing a few new things we've discovered and some fics we've been missing. There are even a few we hope to breathe new life into and encourage the authors to finish! Sometimes they just need a reminder their fics are missed and still loved. As always, remember to leave the authors some reviews of encouragement, support and love. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Measure of Grace by Saritadreaming-rec'd by EvilNat
A virus sweeps over the earth, killing man and man's best friend. For the few survivors, the nightmare is just beginning. Who set the virus free, and how far will the remains of the government go to find a cure? An innocent girl, a fiercely loyal dog, a jaded man with a past. Can they survive this new world and its secrets? Rated M

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

Dissecting Edward by chynnadoll36-rec’d by Midnight Cougar
Edward is a 35 year old world renowned cardio-surgeon, husband and womanizer. He wants out of his marriage. His wife has other ideas. She hires the expertise of, Dr. Bella Swan, marriage therapist, to save their marriage. Is it a wise decision to bring the gorgeous Dr. Swan and your cheating husband together in hopes of fixing a failed marriage? AH E&B story rated M for LEMONS. Rated M

Evergreen Loop by Vican-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
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

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

Harvard Can Wait by Tongue Twied-rec'd by Nic
Growing up, Bella and Edward learn that being able to be yourself is 50% about where you are and 50% about who you are with. One-shot length with twists you'll never see coming. E/B and the Handsome Man Twilight - Rated: M

Here's To Now by iambeagle-rec'd by LayAtHomeMom
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." Rated M

Hollywood by Allihavetodoisdream-rec'd by Nic
"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. Rated M

Honor by Content1-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
Love can find us in the strangest of places or perhaps at the most extraordinary of times. As the Cullens celebrate the life of Esme and Carlisle's son, James, Edward discovers that his little brother sent a present that just might change his life. Winner of the "Most Swoon-Worthy" Character in the Meet the Mate Contest. Rated M

Hot Tree Guy by dontlookdontask-rec'd by EvilNat
Bella has a tiny apartment, a dwindling savings fund, and a giant dog. All she wants is a nice little Christmas tree. A/H, canon couples. Rated M

It Happened One Night by Spanglemaker9-rec’d by Six Dlbfive
Just one night, just for fun, no strings and no expectations. Simple things never stay that way. Rated M

More Than Words by Sydney Alice-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
A special, uncomplicated friendship is formed through email. What happens when their simple daily chats become more than just words on a computer screen? Rated M

Personalities in Disorder by winterhorses-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
Emmett is sure that his smooth-talking friend, Edward, will be able to crack the thick ice of Bella the man-hater. Alice doesn't agree, and a wager is made. But both are surprised when neither Bella nor Edward act as expected. Rated M

Tangled Up in Blue by TxBirdie-rec'd by Nic
Edward Cullen is looking for inspiration to write THE American novel. Bella Swan is looking for inspiration, any inspiration, to pull her from her doldrums existence. But what they find in each other, neither of them could have expected. Rated: Fiction M

Teacher of the Year by DiamondHeart78-rec'd by Nic
When Bella has a chance encounter with a sexy stranger, she never believes she'll see him again. Fate however, has a sense of humor. AH/ExB Twilight - Rated: M