Today’s FanFiction Fridays: Rockin’ with Rockstarward is dedicated to nataliefox1901 and newyorkkisses who, in last week’s FanFiction Fridays: Actorward Special Edition, both thought it would be a great idea to have a Rockstarward week!
I actually haven’t read that many Rockstarward fics, but one some of you have highly recommended and have already read, is TheScreamers by KiyaRaven. I have yet to read this and it is definitely on my TBR List, but I did want to include it in case anyone wanted the link, as I totally trust your opinions ladies that it is a worthy rec! 😀
I am actually going to rec 2 Rockstarward fics and then, keeping with the Horror Month theme, a Fantasy Musicward O/S, just to provide a bit of variety; plus RFM is going to join us this week with a rec of her own.
Blinkie by: Rosearcadia
Edward Cullen, 35-year-old Rockstar of the band Eclipse, has lived his life for him, always. His career, his band, his family, his pleasure, have always been first and foremost…….that is until one day, while sifting through albums in his favorite music store, in his home city of London, England, he sees a sexy, dark-haired American beauty stroll by the window. Enraptured by her stunning lips and incredible body, he follows her to a local coffee shop. His draw to her is undeniable and indescribable, but all he knows is that he has to talk to her…..and, after four hours of conversation, as they say “the rest is history”.
Bella is only 20 yrs old, so with an age difference of 15 years, this also proves to be a challenge in Edward’s crazy Rockstar life. Edward and Bella’s romance is fast-paced, unique, smexy hot and full of exciting drama, which has kept me reading and anxiously wanting to read the next chapter.
Excerpt from Chapter 2:
Keeping a firm hold on her hand, I start to clarify, “What I meant…what I brought you in here to explain is that I have never, ever, been seen with a woman before, let alone been photographed with one. I am the quintessential bachelor, according to the media, and to be honest, I was okay with that. I welcomed it, in fact, I wanted it that way.” I pause, as her eyes drop to the floor and her shoulders hunch slightly in defeat.
Hooking my finger under her chin, I gently pull her face up, forcing her eyes to meet mine before I continue. “Until now.”
Her breath hitches in her throat, and her eyes widen at my confession. I can feel her pulse racing, as my hand moves to cup her jaw.
Our eyes lock, and the electricity is palpable in the air surrounding us. I slowly lean forward, giving her the chance to stop me, if this is what she wants. Her eyes drift closed, her lips parting slightly, and I can feel her warm breath on my face, as I close the small distance between us. Sparks jolt through my body straight to my dick, when I take her full top lip into my mouth, sucking slightly. In turn, she sucks on my bottom lip, right before I slip my tongue into her mouth. She instantly responds, enthusiastically sucking on it before tangling her own tongue with mine. Thoroughly enjoying the sensation of her tongue-ring clicking against mine, I move to deepen the kiss even further, sliding my arms around her waist with my hands finding purchase on her perfect ass. Motherfucking bliss.
I let out a moan, as her hands snake their way up into the mess on top of my head. When I pull her body flush with mine, grinding my painfully hard cock into her stomach, she whimpers, grabbing a fist-full of my hair and pulling hard, earning a grunt of appreciation from me.
“Fuck…” I groan, as she breaks the kiss.
“Yeah,” she breathes, a shy dimpled smile lighting up her gorgeous face.
“What was I saying?” I ask like a complete fucking dumbass. My mind is still reeling from the best kiss I have ever experienced in my entire godforsaken life. Not that I have much to compare it to, mind you, just a few girls in high school, before I became a badass musician and put the rules firmly in place. But, holy fuck, I could kiss Bella forever.
“Uhm, the media…lots of people or something,” she answers flippantly, her eyes trained on my lips. She looks stunning, with bright eyes, flushed cheeks and swollen lips.
“Oh yeah, that’s right. I just wanted to give you the opportunity to choose for yourself whether or not you want to walk into that room…as my girl.” I pause, willing her to understand the clusterfuck her life will become the moment we appear together.
“Your whole life will change in that instant, and you will not be able to change your mind. You won’t be able to go anywhere anymore. The paparazzi follow you everywhere you go…”
I look down at my scuffed up combat boots, unable to look her in the eye if she is about to reject me. I have never felt so fucking vulnerable in my life.
She remains quiet, for what seems like an eternity, contemplating what her new life would be like. When I can no longer take the silence, I look up into her big brown eyes. She must see the anguish on my face, because her eyes soften as she speaks the words that will change my life forever.
Summary for Faithfully: “Edward, the lead singer of Eclipse, has always considered himself fulfilled. He has never desired an emotional connection with anyone outside his band or family, until he meets a much younger Bella on European summer tour. Will love prevail? AH/OOC
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 31 – Words: 192,958 – Reviews: 2655 – Updated: 9-7-11 – Published: 4-7-10 – Edward & Bella”
The next Rockstarward rec I have for you is called Gilded Cage by MissAlex. This short story of 6 chapters, is told from BPOV and will be complete today. It is very well-written with wonderfully descriptive writing which creates some excellent imagery in each chapter.
27 yrs old Bella is a VIP involved with the Seattle Alternative Music Festival. Edward is the mysterious, elusive Rockstar and “energetic frontman of the legendary alternative rock group, Gilded Cage. One of the few bands to have survived the Seattle grunge explosion of the 1990s.” They meet at the vacant stadium stage the day before the concert, but that evening at the festival party, he quietly seeks her out and the storyline intensifies from here….
I do not want to give any more information because it is a such short fic at 6 chapters and I don’t want to ruin it for you. But, I will say that Gilded Cage is truly a captivating story, with Bella and Edward sharing a distinct connection, this story has been a pleasure to read and I have enjoyed every word.
Excerpt from chapter 2:
The sudden shift in the atmosphere is anything but subtle. Yet from the uninterrupted flow of mindless chatter throughout the grand hall, no one seems to notice except me.
Before receiving visual confirmation, I know.
He is here.
As he enters the room, the gravitational pull I feel toward him is both physical and spiritual; a whirlwind of lust, intrigue and abandon that throws my equilibrium into complete submission.
Somehow, I anchor my feet to the floor, but my eyes are not so easily restrained. They zoom in on his perfect, unkempt hair and drift downward to see if anything about him has changed since this afternoon. To establish that he is not just a wishful concoction of my jaded imagination.
My heart stutters and kneels at the sight of him. He hasn’t shaved since we spoke, and his clothes go against the required attire listed on the invitation.
An open, navy blue buttoned down shirt reveals a white T-shirt underneath with the name and picture of a band I don’t know stamped across the chest. His loose blue jeans are faded and meet with scuffed black leather boots. Many guys in rock bands fake that tortured artist look, feigning complexity, misconstruction, and rebelliousness. For him, it’s effortless and authentic.
He notices me across the room, and suddenly, everything around me blurs except him. The air stills, and so does my breath. Silence engulfs me.
His eyes are distant, unseeing. I blink once. Twice. Determined to demolish the wall that encases him like a desolate prison. His impassivity remains impenetrable, indecipherable. As I look away, I wish that his range of expressions were as extensive as his vocals.
A/N: This story is six chapters and COMPLETE.
I will be posting one chapter per day for six days.
The chapters are shorter in length (around 1000-2000 words).
This is an Edward/Bella story. (with rock star Edward!)
Warning: Angst ahead! There is no severely inappropriate or controversial subject matter, though. I know that the summary doesn’t give away much (this is on purpose), but this first chapter should give you a pretty good idea of the characters and the tone of the chapters. If you have general questions, please feel free to PM me. This story is rated M.
Summary for Gilded Cage: ” *Rock star Edward* ‘And the feeling, it gets left behind/All the innocence lost at one time/Significant, behind the eyes/There’s no need to hide/We’re safe tonight/’ – “I Am Mine” – Pearl Jam
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Angst/Romance – Chapters: 4 – Words: 7,212 – Reviews: 250 – Updated: 10-19-11 – Published: 10-16-11 – Bella & Edward”
My Horror Month rec this week is a O/S Romance/Fantasy fic called Somewhere In Time by TwilightBEL. It’s a great O/S encompassing a romantic Edward and Bella love story that starts at a storyline based on, “… Dr. Cullen’s theories on auto-suggestive time travel. He believes that through self-hypnosis, one can travel through time seemingly on faith alone.”
Excerpt in EPOV:
…as I stand in the tiny room and gaze into her eyes, for what seems like the thousandth time, and try and think this through. It seems that I am destined to meet her…. I was so sure of it. Now though, after my failure, I wonder about my sanity. She seemed almost as obsessed with me as I am over the photo taken of her in her youth. Why? Why would she fund a doctor obsessed with traveling through time? She must have known something. My going back to meet her makes sense then, doesn’t it? I’m beginning to think that I’m losing touch with reality. What was I thinking? I’m so disheartened. Bracing myself, I lean on the glass display case below her smiling face and hang my head.
I look upon the hotel registrar displayed beneath the glass for the thousandth time, once again, memorizing her signature. The delicate loops and sweeping strokes of her name penned by her own hand. I notice how, like her portrait on the wall, even her signature stands out among the others on the page. And then, further down the page, I see it. Room 416.
The air whooshes from my lungs as I realize the truth. I was there.
I was there.
I didn’t fail. I just hadn’t succeeded.
Summary for Somewhere In Time :”Beyond fantasy. Beyond obsession. Beyond time itself… he will find her. Edward becomes entranced by the smile of a young woman he sees in a photo taken over 70 yrs ago. Written for SMCC. Now a multi-chapter story!
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,970 – Reviews: 24 – Updated: 3-19-09 – Published: 2-3-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete”
Now, keeping in mind that I haven’t read these 2 companion pieces below, but fully intend to because I loved this O/S, what makes this O/S so intriguing is that it was then extended into a full 18 chapter complete fic called Come Back To Me. And, I wanted to include them in case anyone else enjoys the O/S as much as I did.
Summary for Come Back to Me : “He sacrificed life in the present… to find love in the past. Edward becomes entranced by the smile of a young woman he sees in a photo taken over 70 yrs ago. Full/Extended Version of my one-shot Somewhere In Time. ExB AU/AH
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 18 – Words: 30,767 – Reviews: 148 – Updated: 3-30-09 – Published: 2-13-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete”
And, there is also this BPOV outtake, Reunited: A CBTM Sideshot.
“Elderly Bella’s POV of the night she gave Edward the pocket watch as she reminisces about their time together and the epic love they shared. Companion piece to my multi-chap story, Come Back to Me. *Read that first*
Twilight – Rated: T – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 1 – Words: 7,792 – Reviews: 15 – Published: 3-30-09 – Bella & Edward – Complete”
Hello H00rs! Yes, this is my first rec here at RA, so be gentle with me! This is a complete story with only an Epilogue that should be posted today. Talk about timing, huh? This epic fic has also won the award for Fic of the Week at the Lemonade Stand this past June.
Present day Bella Swan is telling her daughter, Little One, about the day she met The Masens. But more importantly, their lead singer Edward Cullen….
Bella Swan is 16 when she meets the much older and über famous Edward. At almost double her age, Edward Cullen has to fight these intense feelings upon meeting this innocent but yet mature girl. Bella’s home life is filled with angst, having a drunk father and then a mother that who spends most of her time with various boyfriends. Bella’s teenage years are filled with confusion, but the one thing she is certain of is this: she has never felt this way about any other boy, or man rather.
Bella tells her story in present day, but takes us on a journey through her older memories. It takes a little while to get use to the changing of time, but once you do you won’t regret it. This is a great ride that takes you back to the 80’s and early 90’s. It’s filled with angst and lemons, with some laughter and tears along the way.
I woke and I blinked, and then I focused, and then I knew. He was still with me in my bed and I was astonished and scared… frightened that with one false movement I’d wake him and he’d be gone.
So I held my breath and I watched the quiet rise and fall of his chest with awe. I studied… the dark brown stubble on his face that the world never saw. I watched the way that his strong jaw, which was always so tense in interviews and onstage, how it was relaxed in sleep. I wanted to trace its contours, but I didn’t.
I followed the beat of his pulse from his neck to his chest, my eyes traveled in the direction that the soft glistening hairs on his arm pointed: from his biceps to his wrists, to his limps hands and long fingers tangled in white sheets. I couldn’t see much more, but his knee was pressed against my thigh, and I focused on the warmth where our bodies met. It was evidence.
“I love you,” I whispered. I’d said it before, to two separate people, but this was different. I tried to tell myself that this felt deeper because I’d fallen in love with him years earlier, but I suspected that it was something more. Maybe I’d fallen in love with the man I saw on stage – his public face, but I loved the face with the stubble more.
“I love you so much,” I repeated, knowing full well I was scared to death to say it when he was awake, and also knowing that my fear was intelligent, because my feelings wouldn’t be greeted with smiles and heartwarming declarations, but with dismissal and perhaps even revulsion.
The sun’s angle changed as the minutes wore on, and before I could move and cast his face in shadow, Edward blinked. Two emerald emergency lights lit the bedroom. My heart fluttered, and I froze. I was the first thing he saw and I didn’t know what he’d do.
And just like I feared, he stirred immediately. His body reacted swiftly and decisively.
Primed for rejection, I was caught completely off guard when he knocked me back against the mattress, when his mouth claimed me and he held my face in his large hands. His knee parted my legs and his body came flush with mine. I could feel his heart pounding, I could feel how much he wanted me… in daylight, in the morning.
“Fuck,” he growled, and I couldn’t tell if it was with frustration or lust. I couldn’t care. He grabbed my ass in one of his hands, lifting my hips off the bed, driving himself inside me with a single thrust.
I gasped. He stilled. His eyes met mine again.
“Don’t stop,” I begged.
My chest rose and fell between us. Edward kept his eyes on mine as he leaned his elbows on either side of me. He kissed me with eyes open. He kissed me slowly. He kissed me as he started to move inside me.
He made sure my legs were wrapped around him. And he kissed my ear, and down my neck, and across my shoulder. His mouth moved in time with his thrusts and he nibbled and sucked and fucked, as I was still stunned that he was there in the first place. Edward’s breathing grew labored and his hips hammered against mine, and my heels dug into his back as my body started to register that this was very, very real.
“Edward?” I half asked and half gasped.
“Fucking fuck,” he rasped with his mouth pressed against my collarbone.
I raked my fingers down his back.
“Fuck,” he grunted as he drove himself into me in a hard, off-beat staccato rhythm. And he knotted his hands in my hair and kissed me, devoured me really, and nearly tore me in two as he came inside me.
I tried to catch my breath as Edward slowly rocked: still moving, still kissing, with lips intent on loving. His hands had gone gentle, reverentially ghosting over my skin.
Finally he stilled, settling on top of me, still inside of me, his nose against mine.
He was still there.
Even better: he was smiling.
Summary for There is a Light: “This was 1987; before the Internet, before Twitter, before Facebook – this was back when it was still possible for people not to know about things: big things – like bands, and little things – like G-spots. AH, ExB, with some other parings along the way.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 21 – Words: 150,468 – Reviews: 3877 – Updated: 10-10-11 – Published: 5-23-11 – Bella & Edward”