Monday, December 4, 2017

What we're reading in TLS ~ Holiday Edition


As we count down the days to Christmas, TLS is going to bring you all of our favorite Christmas fics, to get you in the Holiday spirit! We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we have. Please wish your favorite writer(s) a Happy Holiday Season, by leaving them some love in the form of a review. Tell them TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

All I Want For Christmas by KitsuShel
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7681441/1/All-I-Want-For-Christmas
All alone for the holidays, Bella receives the perfect gift this Christmas. Rated M

Christmas Liaisons by Lolo84
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12283858/1/Christmas-Liaisons
'Tis the season to be jolly. To give and to appreciate. To spend time  with family and all that jazz. Not to wind up in bed with my ex-husband,  which is exactly what I did, all because of a not so simple wish from  our youngest daughter. Rated M

Decking the Halls by Vican
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904116/1/Decking-The-Halls
One store to decorate. One night to get it done. And one Edward who  definitely isn't distracting because he's 100 percent not cute or funny  at all. Nope. Rated M

Drunk on Christmas by k8ln713
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11695313/1/Drunk-on-Christmas
What would Christmas be like without a little family dysfunctionality  and booze? It's Christmas time and Edward heads home for the holiday. On  top of now having to pretend he and his girlfriend, Bella, are not a  couple, drama ensues amongst the family. Guess he's just gonna need to  keep a bottle of Jack with him at all times to make it through the day. Rated M

Footprints in the Snow by cosmogirl7481
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7610974/1/Footprints-in-the-Snow
 "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

Here We Are, As In Olden Days by Rinabina
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8772928/1/
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

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10880240/1/It-Came-Upon-a-Midnight-Clear
Love comes to Miss Swan unexpectedly during the holidays.  Rated M

Matchmakers and Mistletoe by Hopesparkles
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11020080/1/Matchmakers-and-Mistletoe
They had been friends forever, and when she poured her heart out to him, he made a promise he knew he could keep. Rated M

Memories of Christmas Past by Eternally Addicted
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7601747/1/Memories-of-Christmas-Past
Bella and Edward dated in high school.Tragedy occurs forcing her to move away from Forks. Six years later another tragedy brings her back. What happens when on Christmas Eve with the Cullens, she sees Edward for the time since she broke his heart. Rated M

Mistletoe and Wine by evieeden
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5583176/1/Mistletoe-and-Wine
Bella is all alone in Seattle this Christmas. Can an old school friend give her some festive cheer? Rated M

One Christmas Eve by Edward’s Eternal
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12273082/1/One-Christmas-Eve
When her world collapses, Bella does her best to find the light. Will  one Christmas Eve be the miracle her broken heart needs to heal? Rated M

One More Christmas by Anhanninen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10859853/1/One-More-Christmas
Conceding 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

Operation: Merry Christmas by nicnicd
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785448/1/Operation-Merry-Christmas
When Bella, alone for Christmas, bumps into a shy and quiet coed outside of her dorm will her negative outlook on the Holidays change? Rated M

Perfect Gifts by SueBee0619
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10904468/1/Perfect-Gifts
A breakup, a cancelled trip, and disappointing gifts should add up to a disastrous Christmas… until they don't. Sometimes it's the person you don't know who ends up knowing you best of all. Rated M

Sandcastles and Snowmen by Honeybeemeadows
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11774722/1/Sandcastles-and-Snowmen
Three days before Christmas, Edward needs an escape. From life. A red  eye flight and rental car lead him to a beach in Mexico. He stumbles  into a girl's bed for one night, but wakes up wanting forever.  Sometimes, Christmas miracles aren't what we expect. Sometimes, the  biggest gift comes in the smallest of packages. Sometimes, we build  castles out of snow. Rated M

Seventh and Pine by iambeagle
https://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

Swan Lake by SydneyAlice
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8740351/1/Swan-Lake
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 Christmas Ship by Alisa Pearce
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11679078/1/The-Christmas-Ship
Hedge fund manager Edward Cullen didn't make the Forbes list this year  and thinks he's a failure, just like his father and teachers in  small-town Forks always told him. Only one person ever believed in him,  but he left her behind to chase his fortune in New York City. Can a  festive Seattle tradition bring magic and love back to his life?  Rated M

The Red Coats by Ericastwilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9938576/1/The-Red-Coats
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

Uplifting Spirt by OhGeeFantasy
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10842334/1/Uplifting-Spirit
Uplifting: morally or spiritually elevating; inspiring happiness or  hope. When everything around you seems to be falling apart, do you  follow the downward spiral or do you fight and persevere? Rated M

Monday, November 20, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

This rec list is compiled to give you an escape from holiday stress! So after you gorge on all the turkey and fixins, take a peek at these gems and find your new favorite! So much better than Black Friday shopping. As always, please leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know The Lemonade Stand sent you their way. Happy Thanksgiving!

♥ Nic & Six 



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

Alaska by Anton M
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

Dark Paradise by allihavetodoisdream
She lives in a make-believe world of open roads and endless freedom to escape an addiction-riddled mother and a grabby older man with sick intentions. Adrift in a place of uncaring hearts, she makes her getaway. She finds a ratty old motel, late night smokes, a new life, and a boy with a past as clouded as her own. A boy with a dark gentleness too beautiful to ignore. Rated M

Fighting Destiny by TennesseeLamb
Landscape photographer Bella Swan has lived her life believing she's just not cut out for love. Enter Edward, who seems to hate her for no particular reason. Both of them are fighting something they can't control. Sometimes destiny has other plans. Rated M

Goodbye Peter Pan by Bled Dry
Prompted by a feeling, Alice leads the Cullens back to Forks, but ten years is a long time in a brief human life. Edward's wish for Bella to have a nice human life seems to have been fulfilled. Bella believes that once she loved a remarkable boy, but in the end he didn't love her. Can Edward convince her she is wrong? Rated M 

Keep the Tofurkey, Bring on the Beer! by MrsSpaceCowboy
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

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable
College Junior, Edward Masen's life has taken hit after hit, and he's just trying to get by as best he can. When the girl he's convinced is 'the one' stumbles into his life; he's not prepared for her or the utter disarray she brings into his life. Rated M

Right Where I Want to Be by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
Bella is an exotic dancer, and she loves her job. Edward is a millionaire with a savior complex who needs to rescue Bella. She doesn't want to be rescued, but she does want Edward for the things he does to her body. When she discovers his issues run deeper than she ever thought, will she accept him for what he can offer, or will she walk away? Rated M

Skin Deep by Shadow Masen 
Some secrets will damage your reputation. Others will ruin your social life. But then there are secrets that will change the way the world looks at you, now and forever. What would Edward be willing to do to keep such a secret? And who will pay the price? Rated M 

Swifter Than the Stars by belladonnacullen
Once upon a time there was a girl who met a boy. She didn't want to leave home. He never wanted to go back to his. Together they discover more about themselves than they ever could have imagined alone. About stars, science, souls and young love. Rated M

Swinging Love by Greye Granger
Bella has been married to her high school sweetheart for ten years. Their marriage has gone stale, and they know that something needs to change. It's not conventional, but maybe a swingers bar will help them get back on track...But what happens when the last person she expects to see is at the same bar with his wife? Rated M

The Consequences of Miracles by Travis Birkenstock
Sometimes, the miracles we plead for come at a terrible price. 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

Whispers by hereforthestories11
New in the tiny, dirty town of Forks, Edward decides to play a rumor game with the students in school. His whispers turn into something that alienates him and the local troublemaker, Bella Swan. United they may have a chance to escape the town and the people bent on destroying them. Rated M

You’re My Best Friend by assilem33
"He looks me up and down kind of slowly, and I can feel my face flush, but I ignore the feeling because Edward is my best friend, and he's married. He's not supposed to look at me like that. I'm not supposed to like it." Rated M

Monday, November 6, 2017

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are kicking off November and the holiday season on this manic Monday morning! Can you believe only 49 days until Christmas?! Before the holiday madness creeps upon you, take some time for yourself and check out these intriguing reading recs. They will help you forget your stress and maybe even turn the heat up a bit! Please remember to leave the writers love in the form of a review and let them know TLS recommended them to you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six



Confessions After Dark by 2DrunkUnicorns
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9613993/1/Confessions-After-Dark
"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. Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885557/1/Eight-Days
A lot can happen in eight days... Rated M

In the Land of Sweet Water by anna.who.was.mad
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12388967/1/In-the-Land-of-Sweetwater
Summer. 1957. Sixteen year old Isabella is unexpectedly thrown into the unforgiving hive of wealth and excess that is Sweetwater, Virginia. When she befriends a beautiful boy with shadows of his own, the two uncover a shocking web of lies that irrevocably tie them together. Rated M

It Takes a Village by Payton79
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12710144/1/It-Takes-a-Village
Nowadays, families come in all shades and forms. When pediatrician  Edward meets the woman of his dreams, he gets more than he bargained  for. She's captivating but complicated with her unconventional family  dynamic. Does she come with more baggage—or people—than he can handle?  Will he be able to keep his distance? Sometimes, it takes a village... Rated M

Secrets of the Court by Isabelle Sumner
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12125792/1/Secrets-of-the-Court
He was empty and driven by rage, she was frightened and trapped in her  cage. Perhaps with her love or affection at least, a Beauty might save a  cold-hearted Beast: a love story set in 16th century Europe. All is  fair in love and war. (AU, no vampirism. Edward X Bella) Trilogy Part 1. Rated M

Someone Like Me by twilightladies
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12089790/1/Someone-Like-Me
"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Rated M

The Invisible Wife by lvtwilight09
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8267279/1/The-Invisible-Wife
I shouldn't be feeling like this. I know it's wrong. I have absolutely  every reason to be happy. So why do I feel like I don't matter, like no  one even sees me, and that if I were to disappear…no one would even  bother to notice? Bella and Edward used to be a perfectly happy couple,  but they aren't anymore. Can they find their way back to each other  before it's too late? Rated M

The Journal by MsEm
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889509/1/The-Journal
His wife's journal. He shouldn't read it, but he can't help himself. Rated M

The Veil by belladonnacullen
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7784269/1/The-Veil
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.
Rated M

This Girl’s Life by staceleo
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10652651/1/This-Girl-s-Life
Flannels, candy necklaces, Nirvana and a desire for independence for a  girl on the cusp of adulthood. He was the mystery that drew her in and  the possibility of happiness or sorrow depending on his whims. Inspired  by My So-Called Life. Rated M

This is Jeopardy! by olivejuice26
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11836285/1/This-is-Jeopardy
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

Through the Flames by Sparkling Twilight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5883476/1/Through-the-Flames
One fateful night, 29y/o Edward must make the decision that haunts every firefighter's worst nightmares. In choosing between his life and that of another, life altering repercussions arise. Rated M. Contains graphic descriptions of fire. Rated M

Thrust by exboyfriend
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10848703/1/Thrust
Navigating a town she left long ago, Bella finds herself caught in the  midst of an age-old rivalry, an inked bad-boy and one complicated Edward  Cullen. She'll be forced to choose between danger and safety, what her  heart truly wants and what's best. This is the story of the thrills and  the rush that serenade the calm and the hush, and this is the ride  she'll be thrust into. Rated M

Troika by Mortissues
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9332530/1/Troika
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
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12143266/1/Unsteady
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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Special Feature ~ Legends & Lore


Happy Halloween!! It’s the perfect time for some more of our favorite supernatural, scary and paranormal recs. Remember to leave the authors some love in the form of a review.
Happy Halloween reading!

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

X~X~X~X


Abbracciare Il Cantante by AKABrattyVamp
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12389830/1/
I am re-posting the first fanfic I ever wrote. It is not edited, or unchanged at all. Way back in the day, I wondered what would have happened if Edward left Forks when Bella arrived. SM provided awesome characters and inspiration. All of the what-ifs were mine. The mistakes are mine, too. Rated M

BĂȘte 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


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


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


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


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: Fiction 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


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


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

Spellbound by Claire Bloom
https://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


Surface by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12703607/1/
He buried his secrets, but he should have checked for a pulse. Rated M


The Dollhouse by Kambria Rain
https://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 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 the Red Death by Jessiechreesie
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