Monday, March 12, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy Monday from TLS!  Normally that is an oxymoron, but this week we have some excellent fics to spice things up. We dug through our archives for some things we genuinely love then looked through our new favorites and added those for you also. We hope you enjoy these as much as we have. Please remember to leave the writer some love, in the form of a review, and tell them TLS sent you. Enjoy!

♥ Nic & Six

A Heart Arcane by iambeagle
There are people you get over. And then there's Edward Cullen. Rated M

CHA-OS by Redtini
Bella Swan fell in love, got married, and was living her American dream.  Until she met her soulmate. MA Edward, Bella, Jacob, Tanya. Romance,  angst, and lemons. Rated M

It’s Time: Bella’s Story by Honeymoon Edward
Unbeknownst to her, Isabella Swan's fate was sealed when she was 13  years old. Six years have passed and Edward Cullen has determined that  it's time to make himself known. Rated M

Onscreen Chemistry by winterhorses
Bella, America's young sweetheart on screen, is starring in her first  R-rated film. Her co-star is Edward Cullen, Hollywood's reputed playboy,  and he won't give her the time of day. Will they fizzle onscreen as  Bella attempts to turn up the heat in her first erotic scene, or can she  cause a reaction powerful enough to burn through his arrogant,  impassive facade? Rated M

Osa Bella by Myg
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter's/niece's/little sister's Twilight. Angsty. Rated M

The Boss by Edward’s Eternal
He stepped back, his face evil and twisted. He was like an avenging  angel - straight from hell. He held out his hand. Marriage or death.Did  Bella have a choice? Rated M

The Gambit by HopeSparkles
Like pieces on a chess board, Edward knew this 'game' would have the desired end. Rated M

The Gap by capitalab
Their first encounter is brief, minute, insignificant, forgettable. At  least it should be. Edward and Bella live very different lives, but a  chance encounter forces them to reexamine everything they thought they  wanted. Rated M

The Masked Prince by Wonwordful
"Steal a beauty's soul, present it to me in a glass jar, and I'll think about letting you rule the Twilight kingdoms." Rated M

Theories of Bellativity by kikki7
Bella Swan is a physician assistant student trying to survive a grueling  clinical year. Add Dr. Edward Cullen, a cocky, irresistible ob/gyn  resident. Throw in some chocolate, sprinkle with a few of Bella's quirky  theories about life, and see what happens. Rated M

Vancouver Waves by OtherRootVegetable19
At school, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan exist in entirely different  social circles. One chance encounter allows them to see themselves in a  new light, however, they agree to keep their budding friendship under  wraps. With each harboring their own secrets, the question remains:  which one will fall first?  Rated M

Vespers by spoons are for marmalade skies
A tragedy leaves Bella in a spiral of strange events. She's more  confused than ever when a hot, magnetic lawyer offers a distraction from  the tangled feelings she has for her oldest friend.  Rated M

Wanderlust by Throughthislens
Set Three years after New Moon. The Cullen family, sans Edward, is  having a lazy afternoon watching YouTube videos when they stumble across  a travel vlog that quickly leads to an obsession. The star of this  blog? I'm sure you can guess. Rated M

What Have We Done? by ladylibre
Fed up with her family's mourning since leaving Bella behind, Rosalie returns to Forks to prove that the stupid human is just fine without them. But what she finds is not what she expected. And that will not do. Rated M

What’s Left of Me by anhd1207
For 15 years Edward Cullen believed his wife and child died in a car  accident on a snowy night. They said she couldn't have survived—that  she'd been swept into the river. He was forced to live a life without  her, to function and be the man she would have wanted. But now, a young  girl proves everything he thought was a lie and he's faced with a truth  he may not be prepared for.  Rated M

Monday, February 26, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Before we get to this week's rec list, the admins of TLS would like to take a minute to wish the lady who started it all a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  

Happy Birthday Michelle!


As we wrap up February, we decided to dust off some old favorites and share them with you. We've also added a sprinkling of some new fics we love! We hope that you will find some new things to read and love right along with us. Please let the writer know where you saw them featured, when you leave them some love in the form of a review. Happy reading!

♥ Nic & Six

21 days by 2old4fanfic
Dr. Isabella Swan is exhausted. After weeks in Africa helping to treat  victims of the Ebola Virus, she just wants to go home. When she arrives  stateside, her welcoming committee is a squad of military police, sent  to escort her to a federally mandated 21 day quarantine. She has no idea  how those 21 days will completely change her life. Rated M

Badlands by planetblue
Moonlight drives and sharpened knives. This is the story of us. Rated M

Burn and Shine by pulsepoint
At first glance felonious Edward seems like nothing but trouble, but as  sheltered college student Bella digs deeper she realizes he is so much  more. Possibly too much for her to handle.  Rated M

Eight Days by windchymes
A lot can happen in eight days...  Rated M

Head Over Feet by Iambeagle
It's simple, really. A story about two best friends realizing they're head over feet in love.
Rated: Fiction M

It Takes a Village by Payton79
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

Let’s Love Hate by Foreverx17
Edward and Bella have been separated for three months, can't stand each other, and—oh yeah—their family has no idea.  Rated M

More Than Skin Deep by purpleC305
A simple experiment turns into a passion-filled night for both, nerdy Bella and motocross racer, Edward. It's a night that neither forgets. Burdened with darkness of their own, can they be more than only half truths? Forgetting it as a lustful desire or fighting for what really matters - what will win at the end? **Award winning Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest entry.**Rated M

Number Our Days by twistedkey
Bella Swan is a time traveler, drifting between the past and present. Can the Cullens help her find the cure before time runs out? Rated M

Passion and Propriety by Elise de Sallier
There is absolutely nothing improper about the Vicar of Forkton's  spinster daughter nursing the badly wounded Viscount Masen back to  health. Isabella is far too sensible to develop feelings for a man of  Lord Masen's wealth and position . . . a man who is determined to break  the curse that has plagued his family for generations by letting his  bloodline die out. Rated M

Rest My Soul by MrsSpaceCowboy
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

The Practicum by TheFicChick
"We're going to be teaching high schoolers how not to get each other  knocked up or infected with gonorrhea. It's hardly a romantic evening  for two." Rated M

The Second Son of A Duke by For3ver Immortal
Lord Edward is the second son of a duke and on one mistaken night, his  fate and the fate of a Viscount's daughter is forever intertwined. Set  in 19th century London. Rated M

Uprising by pattyrose
1775: Revolution is in the air. American Patriot, Edward Cullen knows this. He plots, plans, and eagerly prepares for the colonies' unified uprising. But, when he meets the lovely Miss Swan, British Loyalist, it's the uprising within his heart which sets them down a dangerous path. *2nd Place Judges' Vote Winner in the 2017 Age of Edward Contest - Now extended to a full story.* Rated M

Wild by PeppahLouie
Recently widowed Bella moves to Seattle to start a new life.  Reconnecting with her friend, Bella meets Alice's brother, Chef Edward  Cullen. Celibate by choice for 2 years, what happens when Edward finds  himself undeniably attracted to a sexy new Bella? Rated M

Monday, February 12, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It is officially the week of love and TLS is celebrating by listing some of the fics we are loving this week! Take a peek at our list and see some new and old favorites for you to love, along with us. Send the writer a love note, in the form of a review, and let them know TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

After Jane Died by beegurl13
Bella had the perfect life – amazing husband, wonderful children, great family...until one night it came crashing to an end. Struggling to care for her children and put her life back together, she wonders if she'll ever be happy again. But the hardest part just might be the confusing things she feels for Edward...her brother-in-law. Rated M

Back to Life by alliz
After a broken engagement, Bella finds herself back in her hometown working for her sister and brother-in-law. Her past and present come full circle when she realizes her high school boyfriend, Edward, will be working with her. Their ending was explosive, causing Bella to keep a secret from him all these years. Is it better to know you're alive by living, or to keep yourself closed? Rated M

Blue Satin and Cowboy Boots by Symphiann
There were 4 unwritten laws in Forks during 1883.1-you listened to your Pa.2-You worshipped God.3-You did your chores without complaint.4-You stayed away from the Cullen brothers. I had no problems with those laws until a pair of green eyes looked my way. Rated M

Boycotting Valentine’s Day by jennlynnfs
Valentine's Day approaches, but Bella chooses to hang out with her best friend Alice. They decide to boycott Valentine's Day. Non-Valentine's Day activites are planned, including no boys. But, Alice's brothers, Edward and Emmett, don't count, right? Rated M

Burning Saints by LayAtHomeMom
As this saint burns, so will burn my soul should I betray the oath of Omertà. I enter alive and will have to leave dead. Rated M

He Said, She Said by araeo
Boy meets Girl and sweeps her right off her feet – which just happen to be slightly slutty when it comes to a certain tall, dark (and slightly gingered) piece of walking sex, who decides to pursue her without mercy. A fluffy novelette about a girl who does something questionably stupid, yet lucks out incredibly by finding her Mr. Right. Rated M

Here in the Garden of Sin by ooza
Edward has spent his entire existence longing for one thing. When he finally gets it, his careful control starts slipping. It doesn't matter to his savior, she's dying either way. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Rated M

Home for the Harvest by compass54
Montana, 1000 feet above the Missouri River, was the last photo shoot before my vacation. The Cullen family, expanding the brand of their high-end whiskey, hired me to photograph their harvest. They chose an unknown male model to add sex to the campaign, and I knew working with an amateur would be a challenge. I never knew their seductive country boy would have me begging for more. Rated M

Kimberley Diamond by Gingerandgreen
Historical fiction, but not what you expect. In Kimberley, a diamond mining town in the Northern Cape, South Africa, 1872, a frontier bride meets her very certain destiny. An award winner in the Mine to Mark contest 2013, this is PossessiveWard my style. Rated M

Love Like Crazy by JiffyKate
After meeting Edward, Bella thought her life would finally calm down, but nothing could prepare her for what happens next. Life takes a crazy turn and she realizes that the best revenge is moving on. Rated M

Melt With You by Jenny0719
It's her last Olympics and nothing matters to Isabella Swan except one thing: A final gold medal. Until she meets long time admirer and snowboarder, Edward Cullen. Suddenly, she finds that her win isn't important without someone to celebrate it with. GOING FOR THE GOLD CONTEST WINNER. 1st place judge's vote. 2nd place public vote. Rated M

Seismic Shift by MeteorOnAMoonlessnight
Earthquakes so rarely occur in the Pacific Northwest that the phenomenon causes the members of the Quileute tribe to investigate. They never would have expected to find her. She is stubborn, wild, and fiercely independent, and she willfully goes against everything they try to teach her. Especially when it comes to staying away from vampires. AU/Supernatural Rated M

Skyjacked by Sukithree
When the unthinkable happens on the way to visit her brother, Bella finds herself in terrible danger. More than just the elements are against her and the others as they fight for survival on a deserted island. She finds not only safety in Edward, but also her soulmate. Will that be enough if they aren't rescued in time? Will danger continue to follow them? Rated M

Take the Ice by Bellamarie117
Competitive figure skater Bella Swan meets NHL hockey player Edward Cullen. Bella's Olympic dreams are crushed by injury. Can he help her find the strength to take the ice again? Will they find love and friendship in the meantime? Rated M

The Other Way by Honeybeemeadows
Men, like jewels, require a setting. Even if the setting is the last place you'd expect. Rated M

Monday, January 29, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

It’s that time of year when Christmas is packed away and it’s not quite time for Valentine’s Day romance, but TLS has you covered for things to read! We’ve discovered some favorites, old and new, just for you. Take a peek and see what you can relate to and maybe choose something that would be completely off your radar. Leave the writers some love, in the form of a review and tell them TLS recommended them! Happy Reading!

♥ Nic & Six

A Case of You by SparrowNotes24
He's her warning. She's his sweet temptation. An addict always wants what he can't have, even if it will ruin him. "Speak of the devil and she shall appear. Who am I kidding? I'm Beelzebub." Rated M

A Servant Wife by shouldbecleaning
It certainly wasn’t in his plans when he woke that morning but somehow, someway, Edward Masen left his farm one late spring morning to stock up on supplies with his children and came home with a new wife. Not a real wife, like the I’ll love you to the ends of time kind of wife, but a servant who was also his wife on paper, kind of half of each. Rated M

Accidentally in Love by Missus T
A personal ad for a fake fiancée leads to something they never expected.  Two lonely souls discover that faking it might be the best thing that  ever happened to them. Rated M

Condemned to Us (Not Such A Bad Thing) by Cruiz107
"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

Crosshairs: The Whole Story by Ericastwilight
In Edward's world, family meant everything. Caught in the crosshairs of loyalty, corruption, and love, Edward had a duty to fulfill. This is the whole story. Rated M

Dear Maggie by Jenny0719
A heart leads Bella back home to Forks... and to the brother of the woman who donated it. Rated M

Ex Delicto by MeteorOnAMoonlessNight
An imprisoned man who's run out of options to prove his innocence, a young attorney volunteering her time to help the wrongly convicted, and the actual criminal walking around free for ten years. The consequences of a crime are far reaching and often unseen. Rated M

Fatherhood, Formula and Other F Words by anhd1207
*REPOST* When man-whore, foul-mouthed Edward's life takes an unexpected  turn, he's left with a baby to raise. With the help of a friendly  neighbor, he learns sometimes the unexpected could be the best thing  that's ever happened. All Human  Rated M

Fighting Chance by LyricalKris
Edward and Bella are strangers with one terrible thing in common. Both  picking through the ashes in the aftermath of disease. Both in need of a  shred of hope, a fighting chance.
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

Honeymoon Suite by TwiliteAddict
We all wailed a collective 'ugh' at the fade to black scenes during  Edward and Bella's honeymoon. This fic is a captivating look at the  romance, emotions & imagery of Bella & Edward's honeymoon, the  struggles of the pregnancy & birth, and Edward's joy when he bonds  with Nessie while Bella goes thru the change.  Rated M

Irrevocable by Sukiethree
It doesn't matter when I live my life, as long as it's with you. Rated M

Masen Has Fallen by OtherRootVegetable19
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

Normality by xXHiddenSecretXx
"I'm not normal." I don't even realise I've said the words out loud at  first. Those words that often worm their way through my mind, that have  been instilled into me from birth by Mother. His words shock me. "And  what defines normal for you?" Rated M

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia
Bella once told a lie. A lie that cost her everything she ever wanted.  10 years later she returns to her hometown to an ailing father, an angry  best friend, and the man from whom she has kept a secret that threatens  to unravel her existence. Rated M

Monday, January 15, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

We are snuggled in warm at TLS, enjoying some quiet time reading of lots of new and a few old favorites. We compiled a list of excellent stories we are enjoying this week and hope that you will be as enamored as we are! Check them out and leave the writers some love, in the form of a review, and be sure to tell them that TLS sent you!

♥ Nic & Six

Begin Again by pattyrose
Bella's life philosophies mirror her bakery-business philosophies: 1)  you can't save a burned batch, and 2) there's no turning back once a  batch is finished. It's the same when life gets real: marriage,  children...widowhood all relegate memories of first love to weekly,  monthly, yearly, and then…to occasionally. Unless...unless you're  willing to begin that batch all over again.  Rated M

Come As You Are by tiffanyanne3
"It's just a piece of plain notebook paper, college ruled, folded into a  neat square, but it's so much more than that. You're right. I was  oblivious to your existence. But then you sent me this letter." It's  1996 in Seattle, and Edward cares about blending in, not fitting in.  Until Bella takes the time to really see him.  Rated M

Emerald City by Sprinkle of Fanfic
She felt like she was drowning in Emerald City. Rated M

Hello, Goodbye by FallingInLoveInDecember
A victim on youth and adult situations. Tragedy that refused to heal struck and Bella ran from Edward and their upcoming marriage. Five years later she returns when Carlisle Cullen leaves her a portion of his ranch in his will only to be confronted with all the ghosts she left behind- including an angry, cold, and unforgiving Edward. Rated M

High and Dry by bellaofthebarre
"I am a troubled little sweetheart, dipping my nose in powdered sugar  poison when Daddy isn't looking. He is Green, so green - all smoke and  ash, my fire and flame. His love is warm chocolate chip cookies and ice  cream cones melting on cobblestone streets." A girl, lost; a boy,  desperate to keep her. Nothing is what it seems in the lives of  California's shiny, happy teens. Rated M

Irrevocable Trust by Shellyduran
The Cullen children are adult trust fund babies; dependent on company CFO Bella Swan to keep them in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed. Prodigal son Edward returns to claim his rightful place as the next CEO just as the Cullens' world is set to crumble. Can he trust Bella? Rated M

Kick the Tires and Light the Fires by Gasaway Alley
Edward Cullen, vampire race-car driver with one hell of a past, present,  and future, meets Isabella Swan, human race-car driver with very little  common sense who is plagued by a few supernatural secrets of her own. Rated M

Ladder to the Sun by Rosybud
How can you die when you've never really lived? That's the problem  Bella Swan faces when she's told she only has a year to live. Can she  make up for a lonely, unhappy life in the short time she has left... and  maybe find love too? Rated: M

Rising Dream, Fallen Star by MrsShortHand
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

Run, Hide, Revenge by maxigrumpling
A dying woman. A compulsion to intervene. A pair on the run from a  family who would interfere. Who shot her and why? How can he help her  find out, resolve it and remain true to his nature and the expectations  of his family? Edward and Bella OOC. Lemons. Jake lovers need go no  further. Compete. Rated M

Through The Snow by myonlyheroin
A new addition brings a whole new learning experience to the family, but  Edward, Bella, Toby and Buster wouldn't trade it for anything.  Sometimes the hardest things in life, are the best gifts. A sequel to as  leaves fall. Epov.  Rated M

Time Lapse by PurpleC305
As a photojournalist, Edward studies human emotion, but his own feelings  are closely guarded. Bella hides nothing, her feelings as free and open  as her heart. Frame by frame, Edward feels himself being pulled closer.  But is he ready to step out from behind the camera and into life?  Rated M

Unplugged by Write Sisters
Masen, rock star, had it all—until he didn't. Now, he's trying to rebuild his life, retrace his steps and, hopefully, do it all again, only right this time. Bella Swan had her heart broken, her confidence dashed, and her trust in love destroyed by Edward Cullen. It's taken her years to get over his betrayal, and now, having finally gotten her life together, he's back. Rated M

Until You by olivejuice26
At the start of her senior year in a new school, Bella is assigned a  project with a partner who has a harrowing tale to tell. She soon learns  that the kind boy she's working with hides a broken spirit behind a  smile that convinces everyone but her. With him, she will discover how  to love through adversity; with her, he will uncover a passion to live  and love without bounds. Rated M

Vancouver Waves by OtherRootVegetable19
At school, Edward Cullen and Bella Swan exist in entirely different  social circles. One chance encounter allows them to see themselves in a  new light, however, they agree to keep their budding friendship under  wraps. With each harboring their own secrets, the question remains:  which one will fall first?  Rated M

Monday, January 1, 2018

What we're reading in TLS this week:

Happy New Year from TLS! We hope you had a happy holiday season and it was filled with all your favorite things. We are bringing you some of our favorite stories and we hope they will become your favorites too! Check the selection out and please let the writers know where you saw them recommended. Make their day by leaving them love, in the form of a review. Enjoy ~

♥ Nic & Six

After Christmas by pattyrose
The day after Christmas, when the magic of the season still lingers, two  people meet. But how many 'after-Christmas' days will they need to get  things right? Rated M

Dank by Nadiakay
She wants a thrill and she finds it in the bad boy from the dangerous  side of the tracks. Watch them both intertwine themselves into worlds  they never even belonged in. Learning the best lesson there is. We're  all different but yet the same. Rated M

Gravity Series 5: Heaven & Earth by drotuno
Gravity Investigations, busy as always, takes a protection detail that results in more than just a paycheck. Edward and Bella, separated by 70 floors of Twi Tech Tower, must fight to stop what could be an act of war. 5th in the Gravity Series. Canon Couples, AH. Rated M

I Love You, I Know by LyricalKris
Bella's boyfriend of nine years dumped her at the Happiest Place on  Earth wearing one half of a couple's themed t-shirt. Somehow, on one of  the worst days of her life, she wound up sitting next to a man wearing  the other half of her shirt, also wandering Disneyland alone and  partnerless. It was a sign. Of what, neither of them knew. Rated M

If This, Then by Bled Dry
If you have chemistry, you only need one other thing: timing. But timing is a bitch. Rated M

Is This The Worst Time To Kiss You by MujerN
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 'Berserky' Cullen Jr. is my neighbor and I remember I  loved him once. Rated M

It’s Time: Bella’s Story by Honeymoon Edward
Unbeknownst to her, Isabella Swan's fate was sealed when she was 13 years old. Six years have passed and Edward Cullen has determined that it's time to make himself known.
Rated M

Kaleidoscope by myotherlife
Edward Cullen believed that his new assignment was a waste of time until  he meets a woman who intrigues him like no other. Bella Swan's talents  hold no bounds, yet she heading towards an impossible battle. Thrust  into a world where friends and enemies are difficult to discern, they  must work together to solve this case before the pattern shifts and  everything is lost. Rated M

Kush by LayAtHomeMom
"One hit will make you change your mind." Rated M

MVP by AKABrattyVamp
"Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical." -Yogi Berra. Rated M

Saudade by Violet Bliss
Unhappy with her monotonous and seemingly aimless life, 24 year-old  Bella Swan sends a wish up into the universe for more. It answers,  leading her back to Forks, for a chance to fulfil the destiny always  planned for her. But will the reluctant, handsome and butterscotch-eyed  Dr Edward Cullen let her? Rated M

The Letter by ericastwilight
The story all started with a missorted letter, but will it have a happy ending? A holiday present for all my readers. Rated M

The Monster in Me by Edward’s Eternal
She arrived unexpectedly. I lusted after her body and blood. She would be mine. All of her. The monster in me demanded it. Contest entry for the Control. Possess. Seduce. Contest. Rated M

The Slowest Burn by TypoKween
"I don't even realize that the air has gotten hazy. Or that it smells like skunk, or that amidst the clouds of smoke, leaning against the wall is Edward Cullen." Rated M

Useless Things by bicyclesarecool
"The useless days will add up to something...these things are your  becoming." No one said that growing up was easy, but for struggling  musician Bella, it seems damn near impossible. Luckily, with her  friends, her music, and the hot barista across the street, she might not  completely screw up her entire life. Rated M