It’s been a crazy week for me, so I have just tried to keep up with my WIP list, which has now grown to be about 60! I know, I know crazy right? But, I just can’t help myself because I keep getting all these great Recs from people I know would not steer me wrong.
In this story, we have the handsome and debonair Lord Edward Mason and the lovely young Miss Isabella Swan. In the Prologue, we see them get married, but then in chapter 1, we jump back a bit in time to where they first meet at Em’s home, Cullen House; he is Edward’s cousin.
From Chapter 1:
“We dismount and stride towards them, apparently of one mind. But as we approach, Em’s enthusiastic greeting drowns out my call of apology and concern.
“Goddesses of the Manor!” he booms, “Did we frighten you?”
I eye him with astonishment. He bows, then reaches to kiss the hands, first of the taller girl with fair hair and a delighted smile, then the more cautious, auburn doll who stands by her side.
“Ladies, may I introduce my friend and second cousin? This is Lord Masen of Forbrigg, in Norfolk. You may have heard me mention him.” He winks at the smaller of the pair. “Edward, these here are the beauties I was telling you about. May I present Miss Swan,” he offers me the opportunity to approach the fair-headed girl, with a somewhat proprietary air.
As I doff my hat, bow, and kiss her hand, I watch Em’s antics from the corner of my eye. He waggles his eyebrows suggestively and rather crudely, given the company he we’re in. I take this to mean he has boasted of my accomplishments and wealth to the ladies already, which annoys me.
He knows I want to make my own conquests. In time – all in good time.
“And this is her lovely sister, Miss Isabella Swan.”
When I take the hand of the younger Miss Swan, his clowning and my annoyance cease to exist.
She truly is beautiful. Her eyes are large and round and deep, their rich brown intensity evaluating my very soul, at least this is how it seems. Strands of her hair fall all around her face as though unwilling to be trapped by her simple bonnet. Her skin is both pale and very flushed, and her expression is serious as I press my lips to her gloved hand.
“Miss Isabella,” I murmur, and she breathes back,
“Lord Masen.” “—————————–
After their proper 18th Century introduction, Lordward shows Miss Isabella “.. how a gentleman behaves” and they spend some time together in the company of other family members and friends. But, by the end of chapter 1, it would seem that Sir Charles, Bella and Rose’s father, may have plans for Lord Mason. I guess we will just have to keep reading to see how this wonderful historical tale will play out!
Now, personally I love historical fics when they are well-written and historically accurate, and IMO this story meets both of those criteria. We only have a Prologue and first chapter so far, but the author says that her “…aim [is] to post one chapter a fortnight.” and since the last update was 09-11-11, we should have chapter 2 on 09-25-11. Please give Lordward a read, he is definitely *SWOON*-worthy!
Summary for Plight Thee My Troth: “England, 1795. Lord Edward Masen and Miss Isabella Swan promise to love one another for all time; but will the harsh realities of life allow two souls from very different backgrounds to fulfil their vows? EPOV, AH
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 2 – Words: 6,554 – Reviews: 73 – Updated: 9-11-11 – Published: 9-4-11 – Edward & Bella”
My second Rec is called My Facebook Reunion by the fic author of 13 stories, EternallyCullen. Now, I read this a while back, but I wanted to give you ladies a Complete story that I loved because I know some of you try to stay away from WIPs. And, this story is one I know many of us can relate to because it starts off dealing with the connections we make through Facebook.
I really enjoyed this story because Bella and Edward connect right at the beginning of the story and we have both of them throughout the whole storyline. They reconnect via Facebook because of a mutual friend and the fact that their 10 year High School Reunion is coming up.
From Chapter 1:
“Facebook notification. I swear this shit is taking over my life… I can’t even escape it on my phone for God sake!
Edward Cullen has sent you a message
My brow furrows. Why on earth would he be sending me a message? I quickly tap my finger on the screen. View. It takes a moment to open up the stupid application, but it takes me straight to my inbox; where I can open up said message.
Bella, sorry to send you a message; but I wanted to say hello and to tell you that I am glad that you are going to the reunion. I am dreading it and it will be nice to know that there will be at least one friendly face.
I also wanted to congratulate you on your move back to Forks and your job. I always knew that you would do well for yourself and do something you were passionate about. I don’t know if you know (Em mentioned you still see Rose a lot) but after high school I went to London and studied medicine at Cambridge – And I’m working in Seattle right now, but I just got offered a job back in Forks so I can be closer to my family.
Well, Bella; I hope to see you at the reunion.
I feel slightly lost for words. It’s so sweet of him to send me a message, and say some nice things too. Wasn’t expecting that at all. In fact I’d barely thought about Edward Cullen since we left school. The only things we had in common were that we were both quiet and were lab partners. Yet he seemed to know a lot more about me than I knew about him. Had he been asking Emmett and Rosalie about me? Surely not Rose as I am certain that she would have mentioned something to me – Or taken the piss at least.
Also, be safe what the hell is that all about?
I flip open the lid on my laptop again. I am so not replying on that sorry excuse for a phone… the key board is too small for my clumsy fingers. Looking at an email I’ve written using that thing is like listening to me tongue tied. It comes out gibberish.
Thanks so much for the message; it was nice to hear from you. Congrats on becoming a doctor. I had no idea! That’s awesome. Your brother is an idiot for not sharing important information.
I don’t want to go to the reunion, but Alice and Rose are giving me no choice. I doubt they’d ever forgive me if I let them down… But if I am honest, I am dreading it. They are the only people (apart from your brother, Jasper and Angela Weber) who I’ve kept in contact with since school. But I’m glad you are going too – as you say; be nice to see a friendly face :o)
Anyhow… I guess I had better let you go – Thanks again for the message.
Wow. Bella Swan typed a smiley, two in fact… in an email. Now there is a first.
I lean back against the couch, my papers forgotten for a few moments. It was strange that we’d not seen each other since school… Him being pretty much my best friend’s brother-in-law… weird.
I click on his profile quickly to see what more I could learn about the quiet Edward Cullen. Did he like to read? Movies? For all I know he could be a freaking sky diving doctor… one who likes a spot of BDSM on the side. Ewww?
Oh. My. Word. Edward. Got. Hot.” ———————————
After this first Facebook encounter their romance continues to grow and flourish. Doctorward, who is a sweet, kind and loving man in this story, is just what Bella needs as she deals with a terrible, past relationship. My Facebook Reunion is a wonderful love story that I am sure you will enjoy.
Summary for My Facebook Reunion: “28 year old English teacher, Bella Swan is dreading being dragged to her 10 year reunion with Alice; until a certain social networking site offers her a very welcome blast from the past… BxE, AH. NC-17 for Lemons in later chapters. *COMPLETE*
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 44 – Words: 146,580 – Reviews: 2200 – Updated: 8-17-11 – Published: 9-2-10 – Edward & Bella – Complete”
And, I have a One Shot to Rec this week for my Slash readers, and I know there are a few of you out there. This O/S “…[should] come with a ‘ShamWow Panty’. Make sure to find a private place to read this and a towel for cleanup.” 😉 It was written by bornonhalloween and it’s called After the Smoke Clears. It’s VERY hot with a sexy Actorward and Jasper as a Firefighter.
A/N and Summary for After the Smoke Clears:
“SQUEEZE MY LEMON: This slashy one-shot was written for the DirtyCheekyMonkeys for their Squeeze My Lemon challenge on 9-14-11….
Summary: What happens when wide-eyed, innocent and undeniably gay firefighter Jasper Whitlock is sent into a burning building to rescue his lifelong crush, Hollywood’s latest actor du jour, slightly older and decidedly straight Edward Cullen? Sparks will fly! AH, M/M Slash
Disclaimer: These boys belong to Stephanie Meyer, oh lucky Steph. This story contains M/M lemonry, so please avert your eyes if it’s not your thing!
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 17,782 – Reviews: 30 – Published: 9-18-11 – Edward & Jasper – Complete”
That’s what I have for you’ll this week, hope there is something there you might enjoy. Please let me know what’s owning you in the FanFiction world this week; I love to read all your comments! 🙂 xx MC
Please Note: I am now clearing out and starting to re-vamp FFF Library to make way for the new alphabetical list, so please bear with me for a bit longer. Thanks for your patience – RL has been owning my big-ass lately!!