Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Good mornin’, ladies!

Today’s feature fics are guaranteed to give you lots of warm and fuzzies attributable to the cuteness factor inherent in fics that include awesome animals as well as precious little angels LOL!

And, since I never can get enough Daddyward, you’re gettin’ one complete and one WIP to devour at your leisure!

A Soft Place to Land by btwnthestacks (complete at 16 chapters)!

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{banner by: Forthelongestday}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7775714/1/A-Soft-Place-to-Land

Single father Edward Cullen and his daughter are looking for a soft place to land. In an attempt to help her, he turns to a program at the local library. While two furry friends help his child find her confidence, their owner will mend his broken heart.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 16 – Words: 42,828 – Reviews: 1,779 – Favs: 1,891 – Follows: 1,712 – Updated: Jun 21, 2012 – Published: Jan 26, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 7775714

Along with William Wallace and Gandalf the Grey, two Scottish Deerhounds she rescued and trained as therapy dogs, Dr. Bella Swan takes over a veterinary practice in her home town of  Forks !

Two months after unpacking my belongings into the small cottage I rented on the outskirts of town, I approached the chief of staff at the local hospital to inquire about volunteer opportunities for my therapy dogs.

Unfortunately, he informed me that the hospital had recently instituted a ‘no animals’ policy due to allergies and other reasons.

Dr. Cullen pulled his prescription pad and wrote down the phone number for his daughter Alice. I knew Alice. She was a senior at Forks High when I was a freshman.

Apparently she had recently taken over as director of the local library and was working on programming for the upcoming year.

I contacted Alice that afternoon and she excitedly agreed to meet me for coffee the following day. Over steaming cups of the local brew, she filled me in on her plan to start the ‘Read to a Dog’ program, wherein children would read aloud to licensed therapy dogs for one or two hours a week.

“You see,” Alice began, “dogs won’t laugh at you if you make a mistake and they won’t interrupt you to pick on you when you miss a word. The program has been wildly successful at larger libraries. The board agreed to the idea, but as you can imagine, I haven’t been able to find any licensed therapy dogs. I just about flipped my chair over when you called!”

Gandalf and Wallace loved children. And I loved the possibility of volunteering with them again. Without hesitation, I said yes, and Alice followed me to my place to meet the boys. Within minutes of being in their company, we were hired.

{I was pleased to learn “Read to a Dog” is a REAL program!}

As fate would have it, Edward’s daughter has a readin’ problem and Bella’s dogs {and Bella herself, of course} prove to be a Godsend!

I FLUVED this fic! What drama we encounter is quickly resolved so there’s not a lot of draggin’ things out for the sake of makin’ it a longer fic LOL!  In the end, Edward’s problem with his ex is taken care of in a hugely satisfyin’ but totally unexpected manner and that’s all I’m sayin’ about that *gigglesnort!*

You will love A Soft Place to Land as much as I did, of that I have no doubt!

Rob Attack

~oOo~

Birthday Wishes by Edward’s Eternal {WIP 7 chapters in}

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{Banner by: Beffers87}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10586787/1/Birthday-Wishes

Birthdays are special—especially when you’re five. What special wishes does Teddy Cullen hope come true this year? And why do his wishes involve a certain dark-haired lady from the park?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 7 – Words: 20,946 – Reviews: 1,654 – Favs: 1,061 – Follows: 1,595 – Updated: 9h ago – Published: Aug 2 – id: 10586787

It was the little boy in the banner that caught my attention for this wonderful WIP!

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Seriously, I have no idea whose kid this is in RL but he’s such a little cutie *squeeze!*

Bella’s not on such solid footin’ in this fic but a little boy’s birthday wish changes everything…for the better!

“Teddy, don’t bother the nice lady too much. Here’s your cone.”

We both looked up at Teddy’s father, standing there and holding out the double scoop cone to Teddy who took it with a grin. Then he reached for the vanilla one his dad was holding in his other hand and turned to me, thrusting it forward.

“This is for you.”

I frowned and looked at his father, who shrugged and smiled. “It’s his birthday. One of his wishes was to buy the reading lady a cone.” His voice was serious. “I can’t say no to a birthday wish.”

There’s an instant attraction between them, which Edward wastes no time in exploitin’…

“Um, you have a little…”

“What?”

“Ice cream. On your face.” I pointed to his cheek.

Without thinking, I lifted my hand. He leaned in toward me, and I gently wiped the ice cream away, holding out my finger to show him. “Got it.”
His hand covered mine, and before I could react, his lips opened and he pulled my finger into his mouth, the tongue swirling on my skin, gathering up the sweet, melted goo. His eyes remained locked on mine as he pulled back.

“Thanks,” he said with a smile, his voice slightly husky. “Too good to waste.”

My entire body was humming, wanting to be closer. The desire to feel those soft lips and tongue on other parts of my body was intense.

Now, if only she can swallow her pride and accept what Edward and his son have to offer!

Put this one on alert if you’re not ready to follow it as a WIP! It will be well worth the wait!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

Wet Rob Avi

Good mornin’, ladies!

Kids back in school? Everybody back at work?

Guess that means summer vacation is over, which means no more distractions, so let’s get back to the important business of fanfiction LOL!

Our Friday Feature Fic is a short (16 chapters COMPLETE) and imminently sweet (but only where it needs to be) story by Aussie writer, Maxigrumpling!

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{this MelbieToast edit was perfect for the banner!}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10622439/1/The-Waltz

He’s bored, lonely and longing. She’s already made the decision to change her life. He sees her dancing alone, she’s unaware. Their first introduction is a disaster. This is the story of how his public image might just lose him a chance to have it all and how he overcomes his personal demons to make her see the real Edward Cullen. Edw/Bella HEA. Jake lovers need not apply ;)

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 16 – Words: 158,077 – Reviews: 216 – Favs: 56 – Follows: 70 – Updated: Aug 19 – Published: Aug 16 – Status: Complete – id: 10622439

What first grabbed my attention was the richness of the narrative, detailed descriptions of the main characters and their environment(s), all of which painted a fabulous picture of two people broadsided by love when they weren’t even lookin’ for it!

The first time Edward sees Bella, only he doesn’t know it’s her…

And so there I stood. On the balcony enjoying my one, solitary act of pleasure in an otherwise bland existence, when I spied an extraordinary sight.

There was a girl.

If she was tall or short, plump or slim I couldn’t tell from the distance I spied her, but it was definitely a girl.

Her long dark hair told me so. It swayed as she swayed.

She was alone and swaying.

I tilted my head to hear better whatever music was playing for those that wished to dance and then looked back at the girl. She swayed exactly to the beat of the music. I doubted she could hear it as clearly as I could, but she kept perfect time all the same.

She looked so carefree, so …I don’t know what, but I was guessing she didn’t feel like I did at that point.

I felt lost. Inadequate. As though there was some fundamental part of my make up that was missing or faulty because I couldn’t seem to achieve what others were achieving.

But this girl. She looked content. Content enough and confident enough within herself to be outside, after dark, dancing alone.

The first time Bella sees Edward, only she doesn’t know it’s him…

I’d deliberately changed out of my uniform into plain clothing, no company logos or even anything in the same colours as either Swan Catering and Events or Cullen Enterprises. Just plain jeans, a white shirt and ballet flats. To anyone who didn’t know me I was just another employee wandering around having a good time and I liked the anonymity of that.

And that was a good thing because I was quite enjoying watching a copper haired man having a go at the shooting gallery. He appeared to be on his own and he was doing his best to hide his frustration at missing every shot.

The muscles in his back and shoulders were held taut in his thin blue shirt and I found myself missing seeing whether he’d hit something or not because I was distracted by the sight of him aiming.

He let off another shot and I heard him curse, though he did stop himself from muttering the entire word I still heard it and couldn’t help the bark of laughter that came out of my mouth.

He turned, fast, and I was met with two very pissed off, very green eyes staring at me.

“If you can do better you’re welcome to try, little girl,” he sneered.

There will be plot twists and turns…there will be drama and angst (but not too much), and there will be deliciously hot lemons galore when the sex genie finally gets let out of the bottle LMAO!

Oh, and one more thing…Maxi says at the beginnin’ of the first chapter:

“There is a song, by a band called Milky Chance, and the song’s title is Stolen Dance.

The part where the lovers dance is interrupted and he’s imploring her to ‘fetch back the time taken from us’. That struck a chord with me and this story is the result of my brain’s reasoning.”

Turns out I’d heard the song on my radio quite often as well but never paid any mind to the title or singer/band LOL!

Very catchy…I like it!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ When In Rome!

Wet Rob Avi

Good evenin’, ladies!

I’m very late today…thank God it’s Friday somewhere in the world *facepalm!*

My only excuse for missin’ last week was the summer heat got into my bones and, at my age, it made me so lazy, I could hardly bring myself to move LOL!

I’m back now, though and, as promised, I’m bringin’ RomeWard with me!!!

Nancym5621 rec’d this first fic a couple weeks ago and got me all inspired for the idea of a RomeWard post…thank you, Nancy darlin’ MWAH!!!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10404430/1/Angelus-Ardens-Burning-Angel

Born as a Roman slave, Eduardus serves a depraved mistress and learns that he is nothing. Stolen into a world of violence, Eduardus slakes his thirst without remorse, and learns that he is a monster. Fleeing to a world of asceticism, Edward finds relief in oblivion and learns that life is pain. But in rescuing his Singer, Edward learns that he must live.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 19 – Words: 42,617 – Reviews: 490 – Favs: 140 – Follows: 273 – Updated: Jul 24 – Published: Jun 3 – id: 10404430

It’s a WIP and I’ve read all 19 chapters. Although his horrific time as a slave in Rome is only briefly touched on so far, I’m includin’ it because of the summary and Edward’s Romanized name…Eduardus!

One of the things I’m enjoyin’ about Angelus Ardens is the historical setting, mostly centering around Forks in the late 1800’s. There’s no mind readin’, no sparklin’, and Edward has a way with animals…well, the ones he doesn’t eat LOL! Like his horse(s) and Bella’s dog!

Needless to say, I’m enjoyin’ the hell out of it and can’t wait for the next update!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10162604/1/The-Soldier-and-His-Princess

Isabella’s heart was stolen by an injured soldier when she was sixteen. Now, she is brought to the empire’s capitol for the marriage market to be sold to the highest bidder, but Isabella has other plans for fate. AU, AH. E/B. Loosely based on Ancient Rome, but mostly made-up fluff with citrus. Complete in 8 chaplets.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 10 – Words: 17,229 – Reviews: 618 – Favs: 684 – Follows: 453 – Updated: Mar 27 – Published: Mar 5 – Status: Complete – id: 10162604

Complete at 10 chapters, Musegirl’s fic is packed with romance, angsty goodness, steamy sex and a great HEA that resolved all the angst to my satisfaction LOL!

Well worth a read!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7116125/1/De-Immortalitate

COMPLETE “The life of the Roman patrician Antonius is put at stake by his father, Felix. When Felix brings to his only son a new slave, Bella, more reasons arise for Antonius’ concerns. Felix’s secret can change Antonius’ and Bella’s destiny.” ExB AU/vampires

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 24 – Words: 73,221 – Reviews: 1,547 – Favs: 665 – Follows: 519 – Updated: Dec 21, 2011 – Published: Jun 25, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7116125

Unfortunately, I have NOT read De Immortalitate…simply didn’t have time before today *poutyface!*

If any of you HAVE read it, please give us your thoughts!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7818405/1/As-She-Desires

{banner by Ro Nordmann}

When I left the arenas and came into her service, I did not realize what she would do with me…and to me. I was only supposed to be there to protect her, but she demanded more. She demanded my body.  Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Romance – Edward, Bella – Words: 18,407 – Reviews: 416 – Favs: 876 – Follows: 308 – Published: Feb 9, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 7818405
A one shot that Shay couldn’t bring herself to cut down far enough to enter one of the Age of Edward contests! Bless her for postin’ it anyway ’cause it fuckhawt! Well, it’s Shay, ain’t it? And that means delicious encounters of the sexual kind LMAO!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7819524/1/A-Love-not-meant-for-this-World

Pompeii, 79 AD: In the midst of disaster can Bellona, a Roman noblewoman, save her gladiator? Or will the two lovers be forced to spend eternity apart?
Age of Edward 2012 1st place winner in Literotica category.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Tragedy – Edward, Bella – Words: 11,316 – Reviews: 263 – Favs: 507 – Follows: 137 – Updated: Feb 17, 2012 – Published: Feb 9, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 7819524

Sheviking’s entry was one of the winners, as you can see above. As you can also see from the settin’ of Pompeii, it did NOT have the kind of HEA we love to see. Nevertheless, you really don’t want to let that put you off readin’ it!

Well, these are the ones I gleaned from my TBR! Let me know what you think and, if any of you have found other RomeWard fics, cough ‘em up!

By the way, the lovely Jolori sent us a couple new RA banners, which RF has already added to the rotation! Thanks, Jolori, darlin’! {{HUGS!}}

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ When Bella Gets Lost in the Shuffle!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

I’m a little late today, I know!

It’s been such a scorcher where I’m at, my get up ‘n go done got up and went!

Now that it’s cooled off some, lemme show you what I found for you today!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10519591/1/Something-More

Three families blend together to make one, but Bella feels like an ingredient that’s been left out, and she wonders if she’ll ever feel loved or happy again. Will she ever be accepted by her stepsiblings? To her family, will she ever be treated as something more than an outsider? All BPOV, AH

Rated: Fiction T – English – Family/Romance – Chapters: 20 – Words: 60,462 – Reviews: 556 – Favs: 139 – Follows: 194 – Updated: 13h ago – Published: Jul 8 – id: 10519591

“Oh, honey! Your kids and my kids are fighting with our kids!” 

Not a quote from the story but you get the idea where this fic is goin’ LOL!

Don’t ask me how Savannavansmutsmut managed to make the pairin’s  in this fic so believable, but she did! Let me TRY to explain *gigglesnort!*

Family Unit #1: Renee Swan, Bella’s mother, marries Edward Anthony Masen Sr. (Tony), father to Emmett, Alice and Edward. Together, they have three-year-old Esryl and Renee is currently pregnant with a bouncin’ baby boy.

Family Unit #2: Charlie Swan marries Sue Hale, mother to Jasper and Rosalie

Family Unit #3: Esme Masen (Tony’s sister) married Carlisle Cullen…no kids but Esme is especially supportive of Bella in carin’ for Esryl while Renee concentrates on her career. That precious baby is more Bella’s than her own mother’s LOL!

All three sets of adults are great friends and everyone lives on the same street in Seattle!

The kids, on the other hand, have all been less than friendly to Bella. Now, in their final year of High School, things are finally changin’…for the better! With the help of her best friends, the SHAGNICS {Stanford High Apes, Geeks, Nerds and Intellects Club}, Bella blossoms into a lovely, formidable young lady!

Yes, this is a WIP but Savannavansmutsmut, author of 34 stories, many of which are complete multi-chapter fics, won’t let you down! You will enjoy the hell outta Something More, I guarandamntee you!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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Random Rita ~ When Edward Hatches a Nefarious Plan!

Wet Rob Avi

Good afternoon, ladies!

If there’s anything in a fic that’s guaranteed to grab my attention, it’s a BAD BOY!

You know the kind I mean…all the girls WANT him, all the boys want to BE him, and he knows it LMAO!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10428183/1/Forget-Her-Not

Bella has hated Edward for years, but thanks to a recent head injury, she doesn’t seem to remember who he is let alone her feelings of intense hatred. Meanwhile, Edward decides to have some fun with his favorite adversary when the opportunity arises. What’s a girl who can’t remember supposed to do when her sworn enemy claims they’ve secretly been friends with benefits for months?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 6 – Words: 13,059 – Reviews: 437 – Favs: 406 – Follows: 911 – Updated: Jul 10 – Published: Jun 8 – id: 10428183

The summary pretty much gives the whole plot away but that’s OK…the devil is in the details LOL!

“You really don’t know who I am?” It sounded like he was talking more to himself than to me so I didn’t answer. He was staring off intently, lips parted.

“You’re not my boyfriend are you?”Nice, Swan! The words tumbled out before I could stop them. My eyes widened as his gaze fell upon me again, but I couldn’t seem to stop. “Rosalie never said anything about a boyfriend… and I’m sure she would have…” This time I was the one laughed uneasily. “I mean something like that is a pretty big detail to leave out…but you called me Bellarina and that sounds like a term of endearment sooo…unless of course we broke up. Are we exes? No that can’t be it… you’d probably avoid me if that were true…”

“Well at least now I know you’re not faking. You always were a shit actress.” I couldn’t be offended. I was. He must know me fairly well. “You’re uh… right though,” he finally said. “We’re not dating, but we’re also not exes.”

“Oh. Okay… friends then?” I tried.

He opened his mouth only to close it a few times in hesitation. He visibly relaxed as a slow grin crept its way onto his face. His perfect smile almost swept away my train of thought completely, but I somehow managed to remain focused on the current goal: Figuring out who this gorgeous guy was.

When he looked at me again, his eyes held something I couldn’t quite understand. He took a single step forward and tucked a piece of hair behind my ear, instantly invading all of my senses with that single touch and his close proximity. And trust me when I tell you, he was close. Whatever body-wash he used was threatening my focus almost as much as his smile had.

He leaned into my ear and spoke quietly.

“We’re a little more than friends.”

Uh oh! I can see the wheels turnin’ in Edward’s gorgeous head…that boy is definitely up to no good!

Give it a shot and leave her some love…it’s CH’s first and only fic, so far.

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And just because youz all my homies, I went’n found another Bad Boy Edward to round out today’s post and it’s COMPLETE!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5445513/1/I-Hate-You-with-an-Insurmountable-Passion

Bella Swan would like to think she truly hates Edward Cullen. Of course, that’s what makes sex with him so damn fun. E/B, All Human, AU. Rated a hard M for Lemons. Complete.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 16 – Words: 53,981 – Reviews: 1,497 – Favs: 2,087 – Follows: 897 – Updated: Jan 26, 2010 – Published: Oct 16, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5445513

These are the fateful words that got me hooked:

I hate Edward Cullen. I absolutely loathe and despise him.

I hate the way he talks. He’s pretentious. He talks down to people, and makes them feel like they’re somehow unworthy of being in his presence.

I hate the way he walks. He has a swagger that makes the girls swoon, but not me.

To me he just looks like he’s seen a few too many bad music videos, and is attempting to walk like a pimped up celebrity… and failing.

I hate the way he smells. His scent lingers, and all it does is remind you that he was just there, invading your space with his massive ego. He smells like sex and bar soap, a combination that he knows makes it look like he doesn’t try too hard. He’s just ‘got it’. Please.

I hate his completely untouchable confidence, and the fact that even though he knows I loathe him with such intensity, he’s completely unfazed. It doesn’t make one ounce of difference to him what people think of him. I really hate that.

So if you were to ask me- seeing as I hate Edward Cullen with such vigour-why I spent earlier tonight scaling the tree outside his bedroom with every intention of fucking him until he was begging for release, well… I suppose I’d just have to tell you the truth.

I fucking hate Edward Cullen, and that’s what makes fucking him so damn good.

What makes it even better, is that he really hates me too.

You can all thank me after you’ve read it ROTFLMAO!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ When Edward is Disadvantaged!

Wet Rob Avi

Good afternoon, ladies!

Wherever possible, I like to bring new stories to your attention that have great potential, with storylines that leave you gaspin’ and wantin’ MORE!

So, when a story by one of our favorite authors is THIS good, it’s my great pleasure to sing its praises to the heavens LOL!

No doubt many of you are already followin’ this story but, for those new to Counselor’s fics, this one is a MUST READ!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10398693/1/Darnay-Road

Starts out in summer of 1963. Sweet little ten-year-old Catholic school girl, Bella Christine, meets eleven-year-old smoker with armpit hair who really does live on the wrong side of the tracks, Easy. She and Alice May are mystery solvers in their spare time and Easy (E. C.) and his brother Jap (Jasper) will keep these two little ladies on their sleuthing toes. Warning: Might get hairy.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 61,633 – Reviews: 2,802 – Favs: 432 – Follows: 563 – Updated: 1h ago – Published: Jun 2 – id: 10398693

A quick shout out to Jarkin for the beautiful banner…this is just how I see Easy in my mind!

If there’s anything I love more’n vamp fics, it’s comin’ of age fics! Stories where Edward and Bella meet as young children are so endearin’! When Bella befriends Easy, wantin’ to keep him around so she can feed him as often as possible…and boy, does he need it, poor kid, her grandma tells her she can’t adopt him like a stray puppy!

The fun here is watchin’ Bella manipulate her grandma into doin’ just that, along with Alice’s Aunt May, their nextdoor neighbor, and some other ladies on Darnay Road who could benefit from havin’ a strong boy around to do chores, since most all of them are without handy husbands.

I’m havin’ the best time wonderin’ where Counselor is gonna take this story…school’s about to start, bringin’ an end to the long, hot, lazy days of summer and havin’ Easy underfoot all the time!

With 13 completed fics and this WIP that updates often, you don’t have to worry about Counselor leavin’ you high and dry, so dive on in…the water is fine LOL!

~oOo~

Okay, I got one more I just can’t resist…well, there sure wasn’t any resistin’ it last night LOL!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10500426/1/The-Blue-Hour

The blue hour is the period of twilight each morning and evening when indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue. That afternoon, in the forest, Bella sees through Edward’s act and so he stays. He was never likely to get very far anyway, the shy human girl owned him body and soul. That was a few years ago now and that shy human girl has just graduated college . . . .

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella – Chapters: 2 – Words: 4,291 – Reviews: 64 – Favs: 53 – Follows: 96 – Updated: 20h ago – Published: Jul 1 – id: 10500426

I hadn’t planned on readin’ this until it was complete but The Blue Hour grabbed me and wouldn’t let go and that was within the first 2 chapters. It’s not that anything untoward has or is happenin’, it’s the heart clenchin’ anticipation that somethin’ is about to change and it might not be for the better!

Mortissues has 9 other complete stories to keep you occupied if you’d rather wait!

What are you ladies readin’ this week?

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 Happy Friday, Fourth of July, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ When Edward Just Isn’t Himself!

 

 

Wet Rob Avi

Good evenin’, ladies!

Friday didn’t get away from me this time LMAO!

I have two great COMPLETE fics to rec today so let’s get this party started!

While I love pretty much every genre in the Twilight fanfic fandom, vamp stories will always hold a special place in my heart, especially when they’re as well written, excitin’ and movin’ as The Keepsake by Windchymes!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7562914/1/The-Keepsake

Some things you never forget, they just hurt too much to remember.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 20 – Words: 165,561 – Reviews: 5,046 – Favs: 2,831 – Follows: 3,128 – Updated: Apr 16 – Published: Nov 19, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7562914

In this story, Edward never came back after leavin’ Bella in the woods. She fought her way back to a semblence of normalcy and is now goin’ to college.

One night, as she’s about to leave the library….

It’s almost seven o’clock and the library is almost deserted. They’ll be closing in ten minutes. Alex clears his stuff, offers to walk me out but I want to borrow one of the books so I tell him to go ahead without me.

I sling my bag over my shoulder, grab the book and flick through the pages as I walk, head down, between the stacks towards the Loans Desk. In the distance I can hear the Librarian’s voice; she’s giggling and even after just six weeks here I know that’s unusual, but before I can look up to see what’s caught her fancy my attention is drawn to the carpet and I stop.

My bookmark is lying on the floor.

I stare at it for a moment, knowing it can’t really be mine. There are probably hundreds like it.

I bend and pick up the strip of tan leather with its Celtic patterns of black dye. Some of the black is missing from the border around the edges, just like mine. Bewildered and confused I look absently at my bag. Had it been in there all along, only to fall out now? I shake my head, no; I’ve only had this bag since Christmas. I decide the bookmark probably isn’t mine. I turn it over and in the bottom corner see the tiny, faded single letter drawn in pen…B

It is mine.

My brain doesn’t know what to make of this. I try to build a connection, find a coincidence, something, anything that would explain it being here. I rub my thumb over the ridges of the pattern, making sure it’s real and not something I’m imagining.

Freaky, right? It gets even freakier!

“There it is,” his voice is as it always was – smooth, velvet. His eyes flicker down to my hand and back again to my face. “I think you’ve found my bookmark. I was hoping I’d left it here.”

He’s still smiling, politely, like we’re strangers. Like I’m a stranger. He holds out his hand, his long, pale fingers just inches from mine, but I can’t move. I’m like a deer in headlights. After a moment he reaches out and takes the leather strip from me, picking it up from the end so he doesn’t touch my skin, and then grasps it in his hand. “Thank you very much,” he says and turns to walk away.

What the everlovin’ fuck, you may well ask?

Read The Keepsake to find out *gigglesnort!*

~oOo~

Oh, and a huge shout out to Kitt {Tongue-Twied} for turnin’ me on to Sacrifices last Sunday in her comments!

Holy crap! I’m so lovin’ this fic and the last few nights have been loooong! I absolutely didn’t wanna shut down my computer and go to bed LMAO!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3940174/1/Sacrifices

When Edward left Bella, he did so in the hopes that she would have a happy, human life. What would happen if she did just that, but it turned out that things didn’t go as either of them planned? Edward & Bella AU

Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 59 – Words: 322,466 – Reviews: 5,884 – Favs: 3,820 – Follows: 2,869 – Updated: Dec 22, 2013 – Published: Dec 11, 2007 – Status: Complete – id: 3940174

So, it’s been ten years since Bella last saw Edward and the Cullens. She’s teachin’ English Lit and Creative Writing in college.  Imagine her surprise when three new students suddenly show up to take her classes!

While I crossed the registration barrier to head to the front desk and requested the most recent class rosters assigned to me, I had, for a fleeting moment, felt that I was being watched. It’s possible that someone did have their eyes fixed on me. There were literally more than 200 people in the commons area of the registration office. Every someone had to be looking somewhere. However, it was an eerie feeling, one that wouldn’t let go. Just then, I caught a whiff of someone that I hadn’t seen or heard from in some time. I thought to myself, this isn’t happening. You’re just not focusing. Get a grip on yourself!

I thanked the student employee who handed me my paperwork and was about to turn and head to my office when I saw a small, raven-haired beauty rush at me with almost Olympic speed. She grabbed me ever so gently before enveloping me into an almost rib-crushing hug. She released me, only to place a small kiss on my cheek. She had the biggest grin on her face, looking so happy, but then, just as quickly, her smile faded. A mixture of sadness and confusion spread to her beautiful, pixie-like features. She stood in front of me, looking exactly as she had when I had last seen her almost ten years earlier. Not since that horrible but fateful night…no phone calls, emails; no visits to let me know what had happened. She hadn’t even said goodbye. Still, I couldn’t help but look at her and mutter,

 “Hello, Alice.”

Intrigued? I certainly was!

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What fics have got y’all burnin’ the midnight oil?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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Random Rita ~ When There’s Somethin’ Different About Edward

 

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Sunday Edition…’cause I forgot what day it was *DOH!*

Good afternoon, ladies!

I ain’t even kiddin’…thought today was Saturday and y’all wouldn’t even be mad I made you wait one extra day! Now, makin’ y’all wait TWO extra days is a cryin’ shame so I’m gonna make it up to you with one of the most fun fics I ever read!

But, before I get to that one, I have to explain how I lost a day…maybe two *facepalm!*  See, I was cruisin’ my TBR and this summary caught my eye:

It has been 8 long years since Edward left Bella on their wedding day. Bella has finally come back to Forks to visit Charlie, only to find that Edward has also returned, and he has been keeping a big secret from her.

“Big secret” was the kicker, so I dived in feet first! The name of the fic was Eight Years Later by JMeyer. Only problem is she’s long gone and so is the fic…lucky for me, I had it on pdf!

Edward looked different. Edward, the vampire, who remained unchanged for almost one hundred years, looked different. His hair had always been windblown and soft. I had run my hands through his bronze, silky hair countless times. Even now my fingertips tingled with memory. Looking at his hair now, it was nothing like I remember. It was much shorter, and darker.

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His skin had always been the palest of pale. Yet now, it was softened by a light tan. His cheeks and forehead were slightly pink, as if they were sunburned. And his eyes! His eyes had alternated between deep onyx and golden amber. But now they were a shining, brilliant emerald green.

“I, I don’t understand,” I finally spoke.

“Bella, we need to talk,” Edward said.

So begins the mystery of how Edward came to leave Bella on their weddin’ day but why did he stay away so long and what did the future hold for them?

Those were the questions that had me readin’ into the wee hours, forgettin’ everything! As is always the case, humans are more fragile and ephemeral than vampires, so I was a blubberin’ mess by the time I shut down my computer last night *sigh!*

Which brings us to the fun fic rec LMAO!

‘Cause after all the drama, you GOTS to have a good comedy, right? Otherwise, there’s no balance in our fanfiction universe!

Dirt Roads by Winehoes!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7303130/1/Dirt-Roads

Trucker hats, possums, and dirt roads. Shenanigans ensue. Is there really less trouble in the country, or are the kids just better at not getting caught? ExB, AH. Story contains mature themes.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 22 – Words: 149,850 – Reviews: 1,366 – Favs: 1,013 – Follows: 742 – Updated: Jan 4, 2012 – Published: Aug 19, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7303130

Seventeen-year-old Bella enjoys the night life of New York City a little too much causin’ Charlie to drag her off to the backwoods of Alabama to a little town called Intercourse, of all things!

Bella is sure she’s landed in Hell until she meets…

…the boy with the craziest hair I’d ever seen sticking out from underneath his truckers hat made me want to straddle the railing on the porch and scream “yeehaw, giddy up boy!”.

When life throws you a situation so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not unreasonable to be a little pissed about it.

The Trucker Hat Dude smiled in a friendly way as he sauntered forward with what seemed like every intention of killing me with southern charm. I had other ideas…

 Of course, the rest of the gang show up as well and it doesn’t take long for Bella to figure out the advantages of partyin’ in the privacy of the deep woods surroundin’ Intercourse, Alabama!

Dirt Roads was my introduction to Livie79 and Iambeagle way back in 2011 and you know anything these crazy girls write is gonna be gooood…but together, they are fuckin’ awesome!

What fics have got you readin’ into the wee hours?

Happy Sunday, y’all!

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Let’s Talk About Slash, Baby!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’, ladies!

I’ve actually been dyin’ for Friday to finally get here so I could tell you about the fic that’s had me rivited all freakin’ week!

Up to now, I haven’t tested your delicate sensibilities by introducin’ a slash story but it’s time to put on your big girl panties and dive into the…

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10347809/1/Riptide

Jasper Whitlock went to college. He took a job at the bookstore on campus as part of his work/study program. He didn’t expect to meet his old swim coach at that bookstore, and he had no idea how his college life would play out. Seeing Edward Cullen again sent him into a riptide he never expected. Swimming against it might take him down, but if he swam with it?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Edward, Jasper – Chapters: 33 – Words: 102,546 – Reviews: 302 – Favs: 76 – Follows: 123 – Updated: 14h ago – Published: May 14 – id: 10347809

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Let me repeat the warnin’ she posts at the very beginnin’!

Slash…this is a slash story with non-canon couples. Rated NC-17 for the reasons of language, adult situations, violence, rape, and heartbreak. You’ve been warned. Jasper/Edward. JPOV.

 Now, if you take all the warnin’s into consideration and still start readin’, you will be confronted with a harsh situation. However, it doesn’t drive the story…it merely brings all the protagonists together for an absolutely beautiful love story!!!

As Jasper has said in another of my favorite slash fics, “Love is love!” and our boys in Riptide will bring happy tears to your eyes!

Although it is presently a WIP, SK informs us the story is complete and she’s postin’ at least one chapter a day, if not more!

Brave enough to give it a try? Great! Let me know what you think and don’t forget to leave SK some well deserved love!

Anybody else a slash fan? What are your favorites?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

 

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Random Rita ~ When Edward Falls Asleep on the Job!

 

 

Wet Rob Avi

Good afternoon, ladies!

I’ll bet you’ve all been so busy lickin’ ‘n savin’ RobPorn you didn’t even miss me LMAO!

Well, you weren’t the only ones gettin’ hand cramps from all the mouse clickin *gigglesnort!*

I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t get completely lost in such epicness as…THIS!

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Do NOT get me started or we’ll never get to the fic rec LMAO!

Today, it’s my great pleasure to introduce you to Dead Man Walking by TrueEnglishRose! Normally, drabbles aren’t exactly up my alley but, in this case, I’ll make an exception, especially as it is fuckin’ hilarious AND it updates multiple times daily!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10366414/1/Dead-Man-Walking

She’s alive, he’s . . . well he’s not so much. Edward and Bella have one hell of a twisted relationship, right from the very beginning. A story of strange relationships that’s written purely for laughs.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 88 – Words: 15,627 – Reviews: 1,232 – Favs: 112 – Follows: 178 – Updated: 5h ago – Published: May 21 – id: 10366414

Following in her grandfather’s footsteps as the Medical Examiner for the City of Port Angeles, Bella prepares to do an autopsy on the most beautiful man she’s ever seen, dead or alive!

“Right to left, diagonally from collarbone to sternum,” I whispered and let the scalpel glide into the skin.

It was tougher than I was expecting, but he had been sat on the table for a while now and rigor mortis was setting in.

A small amount of blood seeped out from the cut and I still felt bad that I had marred his flawless skin.

“That really fucking hurts, you know,” a voice whispered huskily.

All I remember after that was that I let out a blood curdling scream before everything went black.

The fun really begins when she wakes from her faintin’ spell only to find she’s not where she expected to be!

I had no idea what to expect when I first woke up, but it certainly wasn’t having the dead man, who apparently was no longer dead, lying next to me.

And get this, he fainted, too!

Yeah, I found it hard to be scared when pretty boy fainted alongside me.

If that’s not enough to make you curious enough to give this story a shot, I don’t know what will LMAO!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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