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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10251763/1/A-Measure-of-Grace
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11045363/1/Condemned-to-Us-Not-Such-A-Bad-Thing
"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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12119526/1/Dissecting-Edward
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
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

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

Harvard Can Wait by Tongue Twied-rec'd by Nic
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7745971/1/Harvard_Can_Wait
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11798618/2/Here-s-To-Now
"When everything goes wrong, that's when adventure starts." Rated M

Hollywood by Allihavetodoisdream-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10319066/1/Hollywood
"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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508902/1/Honor
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11687310/1/Hot-Tree-Guy
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6944979/1/It-Happened-One-Night
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7356436/1/
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996106/1/Personalities-in-Disorder
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
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5945379/1/Tangled_Up_In_Blue
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
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7197996/1/Teacher_of_the_Year
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

Monday, August 29, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We hope you have been enjoying our reading recommendations and are finding new treasures to read and review.  This week, we have a whole new list to fill up your time.  Don't forget to let the authors know where you saw them recommended and leave them some love.  Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six





Alaska by Anton M-rec'd by Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600868/1/Alaska
For two years, Bella's had a cotton candy romance going on with her taciturn best friend. In her head. So after catching bits and pieces of Edward's unusual upbringing, Bella pays a visit to Alaska. Rated M

Cold by shouldbecleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11287145/1/Cold
The winter of 1869 recorded a low temperature that would last for more than one hundred and fifty years. The only thing colder ever recorded was Isabella Cullen's marriage bed. Entry for the Caveat Emptor: Maybe An HEA? contest.  Rated M

Experiment Me This by Mortissues-rec'd by Sixdlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11714401/1/Experiment-Me-This
Many people will tell you to grab life by the throat and experience it. You might even believe that to be true yourself, have even fabricated a frame of reference for it. But have you really thought it through . . . Rated M

Going Down by Redtini-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904848/1/Going-Down
Bella Swan was recruited to The Cullen Firm as the new Managing Director of Global Relations. Unbeknownst to her, she never remembered applying for the position. Yet, luck was on her side, and the offer was too great to pass up. Through one strange encounter and a series of events, Bella realizes that luck had nothing to do with it. Drama/Romance/Angst/Lemons/mild BDSM. Rated M

If This, Then by Bled Dry-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11239974/1/If-This-Then
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Island Nights by Compass54-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11370259/1/Island-Nights
I would always remember him as a dangerously beautiful twenty-two-year-old, a sensual and affectionate lover who could put a gun to a man's head and pull the trigger. Why I couldn't forget him was no mystery. I was still in love with him. Rated M

Just This Side of Crazy by deviant bamboo-rec'd by Six Dlbfive
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508650/1/Just-This-Side-of-Crazy
I deal in crazy all day long, but meeting her made me question my own sanity. Maybe she was certifiably insane, but I believed her. So what did that make me? ***Meet the Mate Contest entry - Voted Most Potential for a Full Story*** Rated M

Kush by LayAtHomeMom-rec'd by Everyfreakingbody
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11990800/1/Kush
"One hit will make you change your mind." Rated M

MVP by AKABrattyVamp-rec'd by Nic/MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12084328/1/
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra Rated M

One More Christmas by Anhanninen-rec'd by Jenn G.
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10907444/1/
One-More-ChristmasConceding defeat was never in Bella's plans, but things change during the fight for your life. She's counting down the days but has one last wish, which Dr. Pretty Eyes plans to fulfill. With a little of his Christmas magic, Bella may just find a reason to fight again. Rated M

Pinned but Fluttering by CassandraLowrey-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7304123/1/Pinned-but-Fluttering
For too many years, Bella Swan has been trapped in a nightmare beyond her worst imaginings. At long last, a glimmer of a chance to escape may present itself. Will she find herself in even more danger if she dares to leave? AU w/ human Volturi.  Rated M

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

Someone Like Me by Twilightladies-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089790/1/
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero 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 Remnants by Mei Li Young-rec'd by Nic/Billi Cullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10617503/1/The-Remnants
In a world where the dead eat people, it is survival of the fittest. Caring for others is not a luxury that the remnants of the human race have. For Edward, this rule of survival is tested when Bella enters his life. All canon pairings.

Monday, August 15, 2016

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We have a variety of fic choices to improve your Monday. We have some fledgling fics, some established ones capturing our attention with every update and a few old favorites worth revisiting. Whatever your taste in fic, we have a sample of something just for you! We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Be sure to let the author know where you saw them rec'd, when you leave them some love.  Enjoy and have a great week!

♥ Nic & Six





Come Undone by GemmaH-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11273101/1/
I know everything about Isabella Marie Swan - the girl is an open book - but what she knows about me could be scrawled on a flyleaf, large and untidy, and still have blank space below it. I flip back and forth between happiness at her lack of awareness guilt that she's so much in the dark. She never pushes, never questions. I guess I know she's afraid to ask. Rated M

Eight Days by Windchymes-rec'd by SixDbl5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

Free by cynosure23-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12053442/1/Free
Bella has never been free. But maybe Edward can change that. Rated M

Gravity Series 4: Fire & Ice by drotuno-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9779631/1/Gravity-Series-4-Fire-Ice
FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series. Rated M

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

Mutually Assured Destruction by Remedy25-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12059083/1/Mutually-Assured-Destruction
"Sometimes the world doesn't need another hero. Sometimes what it needs is a monster." Isabella Swan had a plan-Find. Infiltrate. Destroy. That all changes when the prodigal son of Carlisle Cullen returns after a five year absence, suspicious of the circumstances of his father's death and her involvement, with his own agenda. Ready or not, here I come. You can't hide. Rated M

Rising Dream, Fallen Star by MrsShortHand-rec'd by Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6313185/1/Rising-Dream-Fallen-Star
He was the lead singer of The Volturi. I was a new musician with everything to prove. We were Hollywood's It couple. Until he ruined everything. Can our love be saved if he can't save himself? A story about love, lemons, lies, and learning to forgive. AH Rated M

Running for Home by Ooza-rec'd by Maplestyle
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5792699/1/Running-for-Home
Edward discovers his entire past is a fabrication. On his journey to uncover the truth he meets Bella, a young woman neglecting all responsibility for the first time in her life. Road trip! ExBxVolvo BPOV/EPOV AH AU OOC M for language and future lemons. Rated M

Safe Harbor by OzellaMarie-rec'd Nic
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12085818/1/Safe-Harbor
After receiving unsettling news, Bella Swan has found herself in the small, quiet town of Safe Harbor, and the daunting task of saying goodbye to the only man she ever loved. But what happens when a secret threatens what she thought was true love and another walks into her life promising forever? A/H Edward/Bella Romance-Humor-Hurt-Comfort HEA Mature Content and Strong Language. Rated M

Silent Embers by Cazzy20-rec'd by Melissa L
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11328702/1/Silent-Embers
Can a secret stay silent forever? Or will it burn its way free? Rated M

Symmetry by Aftrnoondlight-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8429963/1/Symmetry
Love comes slowly when it's the truest. A modern day romance designed and told by Edward. Rated M

The Red String of Fate by Gemini13me-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11925925/1/The-Red-String-of-Fate
The two people connected by the red string of fate are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The string may stretch or tangle, but never break. Rated M

The Watcher by Tottteacher-rec'd by SixDlb5
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11848233/1/The-Watcher
The vampire world has changed now that the Vampires have realized things as they once knew them were wrong. It is only Edward's ability to read minds that allows him to be the watcher to uncover everyone's secrets. Rated M

Tie the Knot by Payton79-rec'd by Midnight Cougar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11681074/1/Tie-the-Knot
Statistics say arranged marriages have a better chance at lasting. Is that still true if the couple is chosen by a group of experts and married on TV with at least one partner in it for the wrong reasons? A lost bet, the promise of money and a stranger for a bride. Will confirmed bachelor Edward Masen find a match made in heaven or hell? Inspired by the show Married at First Sight. Rated M

Uncredited by Shouldbycleaning-rec'd by MariahajilE
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12022822/1/Uncredited
Steal: to take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it, to dishonestly pass off (another person's ideas) as one's own, or to take the opportunity to give or share (a kiss) when it is not expected or when people are not watching. Rated M

Saturday, August 6, 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.

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a full length story from twilightladies, so we are really excited to have her back with her new fic, Someone Like Me. She’s written gems like I Belong With You and I Do, Maybe and I can’t fail to remind you of her collab on the Dirty Talkin’ Edward Contest, Blurred Lines, that earned its spot in the Dirty Five Popular Vote! She certainly writes some intriguing Edwards, so let’s see what she has in store for us this time.



banner by beegurl13


Someone Like Me
by twilightladies

Summary: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

~~~~

It’s been just over a year since I posted my last fic, and I told myself that it would be the last for a while. 

Who was I kidding?

I went back through some flashfics and notes and found what turned out to be the inspiration for this story. I knew, if I wanted to start something new, it needed to be different from my previous stories. 
In the space of a few minutes, I’d gone from having no idea, no characters, and no storyline to having the first few chapters mapped out in my head. 

I wanted to step out of my comfort zone. 

To write about experiencing loss as well as finding love. 

To write about the kind of friendship that makes you smile, even more so when you get those first flutters that it might be developing into more. 

Someone Like Me is about finding someone you didn’t even know you needed.


Her POV
I strip, throwing my soaked clothes into a pile on the floor and changing into my favorite sweats and t-shirt. 

On my way back downstairs, because the darkness is making my stomach churn, I turn on all the lights. Dread settles deep in my stomach, making me feel like something isn’t right, like that feeling when you’re uneasy and you don’t know why. Butterflies, but not the excited kind; the kind that make you want to throw up, and nothing will seem to settle them. 

Like a child, I check every empty room, behind the shower curtain, and under the kitchen table. I check that the doors are locked, close the curtains, and flop onto the couch, flicking through the channels before settling on The Goonies. Perfect rainy day material. 

Not long into the film, three sharp, loud knocks on the front door echo throughout the house. The abrupt noise goes straight through me, making me shiver. It’s that feeling of dread again. 

Knowing whoever is at my door in this weather can’t be bringing good news. 


His POV
The TV provides the only light as it plays in the background; some old sitcom I’m not even paying attention to. Shadows from the screen flicker across the floor as if dancing with the ones on the wall made by the trees outside. The wind’s so strong that my mom’s favorite tree by the window is almost bent in half.

It covers the window, but one branch already snapped most of the way off. Back and forth… It’s like it’s waving at me. 

Taunting me. 

It’s daunting. 

And for some reason, it makes me feel uneasy. 

The lights go off, plunging the room into darkness. My heart pounds as I check my phone, desperate to hear from Alice. 

I knew I shouldn’t have let her leave. Part of me knows I’m overreacting. As much as she acted like a kid earlier, she’s still smart. Nothing will happen, but with the weather acting as bipolar as it is, something could happen. 

And it’d be my fault for letting her leave. 

Thunder rumbles once, twice, and a third time, almost shaking the house, before lightning flashes through the sky, basking the room with light for mere seconds.  

~~~~

Pop twilightladies on alert and follow along with us at TLS! 
♥  Nic