It’s Friday again and this week I have three excellent WIP recs for you; I will actually provide the first two and my lovely RA counterpart, robsfuturemate, will review the third, this week’s Holiday story.
So, to begin with, I would like to say that I am very excited and honoured to rec this lovely new WIP called My Beautiful Storm by, one of my all-time favourite FanFiction authors, the creator of Friday’s at Noon, the talented author of 9 stories, Troublefollows1017.
This story began posting on December 2/11 and, as of today, we have three chapters, with a posting schedule of once a week, each Friday. The first chapter was written and generously donated to the worthy cause of The Fandom for LLS. It is so well-written you will be completely captivated.
One aspect I’m really enjoying about My Beautiful Storm is the unique format of presentation. It is written from BPOV and she is recounting her and Edward’s life journey together from memories sparked after reading Edward’s Journal, which Bella found under their bed in chapter 1, while looking for the remote so she could watch her favourite weather show, Storm Riders.
From chapter 2 on, each chapter starts out with a Journal entry and then a flashback story from Bella, relating to that entry. It is the author’s “…way of putting some EPOV in there but keeping it all in hers.” I find this to be so refreshing and creative, learning how the present-day relationship of Edward and Bella came to be through their past, growing-up life experiences together.
Teaser Excerpt from Chapter 4 to be posted December 16th:
“So, you’re coming, right?” Jessica stood beside my open locker door as I tried to get my calculus book in my backpack.
Why was she talking to me? I looked over the rest of the books in my locker, making sure I wasn’t forgetting anything. Five AP classes were kicking my ass after only a month of school.
“Where am I coming?” I had no guess.
Jessica sighed in annoyance. “The dance and then the party at my house after the dance. Come on, Bella. Don’t play.”
Don’t play? Since when did Jessica care if I was coming to one of her parties?
“Hey, don’t forget this.” Long fingers pulled my copy of The Oedipus Trilogy out from under my Spanish book. “We have to be ready to discuss archetypes tomorrow.”
Edward’s smile plastered one on my face almost instantaneously. Leaning back, he set his backpack down and bent one knee, placing his foot flat against the locker next to mine. His hands sunk into his pockets, and he waited for me like he had done every day after school. I tried not to get distracted by the way his dark navy blue shirt fit a little snug across his chest or the way his sideburns made him look more like a man than a boy or the way he kept smiling at me while I zipped up my backpack.
“So, I am so glad you’re coming, Bella. You should totally bring Edward.” Jessica was a distant memory until she started speaking again. I was calling it the Edward Effect.
Her reasons for talking to me became crystal clear. He was the reason all the girls were taking an interest in me.
“Bring Edward to what?” Edward questioned, pushing off the lockers so he could see Jessica, who I don’t think he realized was even here until she spoke. I liked to call that the Bella Effect, but I was probably kidding myself.
“I don’t remember saying I was coming to anything.”
Jessica completely ignored me and put on her flirt face for Edward. I almost threw up. “To the party at my house after the dance. It’s going to be epic. You have to come.”
“Epic, you say?” He quirked a brow and glanced at me as I rolled my eyes. “Well, if Bella’s going, I’m sure I’ll go.” His words made me feel ridiculously happy, and I was sure my face was going to break from smiling so damn much. I knew we were only friends, but he made me feel special. Special was so much better than weird.
Summary for My Beautiful Storm: “Weather-obsessed Bella finds Edward’s journal, leading her on a trip down memory lane. Back then, Edward had run away, hoping to find a new purpose. Bella couldn’t wait for her chance to escape, sure she knew what she wanted. Neither one expected this.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 2 – Words: 9,397 – Reviews: 274 – Updated: 12-3-11 – Published: 12-2-11 – Bella & Edward”
It’s heart-warming but difficult for me to find the right words to express, just how much Troublefollows1017 changed my life with the incredible Pennyward – the life-long friendships I have forged through that story/character are truly amazing – and I just know that Stormyward will be as enchanting to us, just like all her other wonderful characters. I can guarantee My Beautiful Storm will be well worth your FF reading time!
My second rec for this week, I just had to include before I go away because it is an excellent WIP Drabble by the incredible Born Onhalloween called Lather, Rinse, Repeat . It’s very humourous and so well-written. No one does hair like BOH! 😉
These 100 word Drabble chapters are packed full of some of the most delicious descriptions you will ever read. Born Onhalloween writes the most sensual descriptions of a hair-experience I’ve ever had or read! 😉 I Love it! In her A/N she says, “Hope you enjoy this light romp! This is what happens when the kink factory (moi) goes to the beauty salon.” LOL
Poor Edward comes into the Beauty Salon named Mystique for a simple haircut, but discovers a whole new level of hair-aesthetics service from the newly Graduated from Cosmetology School, Bella. In each chapter she describes, in detail, just what she is offering him in her form of the highest quality Beauty Salon hair service…
Chapter 13 (’cause this chapter totally rocks in hair-cleansing sensuality!)
Sides, top, and front sufficiently cleansed, it’s time for the all-important nape. Cradling his neck, I lift gingerly from the U-shaped opening, drawing his face toward me. I fervently hope the cleavageful of Vera Wang Lovestruck he’s getting will work its magic on his olfactory nerves while my fingers scratch at the back of his head.
We all pretend it’s about cleansing, but peel away the pretense and it all comes down to the touching.
I hate having to redeposit his neck back into the harsh slot of the sink, but that’s how this dance is choreographed.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Summary for Lather, Rinse, Repeat : “Freshly graduated from Cosmetology School, Bella takes a job in a health club beauty salon called Mystique. First days on the job can be so boring…until that perfect head of hair walks in! All drabble, All human, All BPOV
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 14 – Words: 2,064 – Reviews: 655 – Updated: 12-8-11 – Published: 11-26-11 – Bella & Edward”
So far we have 15 chapters, and an update schedule of one chapter per day. The story will be complete at 41 chapters and BOH will start doubling up posting between Xmas and New Year, so that it finishes on New Year’s Day. So, if you are looking for an amusing, romantic and well-written Bella & Edward Drabble fic, give this a read, I know for certain you will not be disappointed!
Yes, you heard it right. I’m back with another rec! So I guess I passed the RA FanFiction Fridays test last time 😉 And this time I have the pleasure of introducing you to a brand new Holiday fic by the lovely Cara-no entitled I Remember December. One of the things that drew me to this story is that there is a new chapter every day in December until Christmas. And we are only nine days in so there’s plenty of time to get caught up! It’s a great way to count down until Christmas!!
Take a walk with Edward down memory lane in each of these short but well-written chapters. They might not be the happiest memories, but they are THEIR memories. Edward starts his reminiscing at age 8, the day he first met Bella. And at the end of each chapter, Edward writes to present day Bella. But don’t worry, as always, Cara-no promises a HEA, even when he says how much he misses her!
Excerpt from Chapter 4:
The streets of Chicago are full of people, either hurrying to get home after work or out buying Christmas-related shit.
This is it.
I reach the guy.
“Excuse me,” I say, walking up next to him. He looks at me, and I see nothing but disdain. Well, fuck you. “Do you know what time it is?”
In my periphery, I see Bella passing the guy.
Did she… did she bail?
She didn’t even pause!
“Five o’clock,” Suit replies gruffly then speeds up, most likely to get away from me. “Taxi!” he shouts, flagging a car down.
I slow down, keeping my eyes on Bella’s back as she continues straight forward.
When she turns, I follow.
Soon, she turns again, and we end up in a narrow alley.
“What the hell happened?” I ask when I reach her. She spins around to face me, and that’s when I see the massive grin on her face. Fuck, she’s so pretty. “Did you…?”
I swear, she fucking squeals.
Also, she throws herself at me, and I’m fucking stunned.
Yeah, I tip over. That tiny chick is evidently a strong little shit.
“Oomph,” I utter when I hit the snowy ground.
“I’m so sorry!” she gasps, but before she can get off me, I wrap my arms around her waist. “Did I hurt you?”
I shake my head, looking up at her pretty face. Her hair falls around us creating a dark curtain… Fuck, how I want to kiss her.
Imagine my surprise when she kisses me.
Right then, right there, she kisses me.
Summary for I Remember December: “Growing up is never easy. For some, it’s even harder. But if you have that special someone, the bad fades away. Edward remembers… and this is his story. Short chapters, updated daily. All EPOV. Rated M for the usual.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 8 – Words: 10,173 – Reviews: 1223 – Updated: 12-7-11 – Published: 12-1-11 – Edward & Bella”
And don’t forget, it’s only one short captivating chapter a day! Perfect to read whenever you have a spare moment during this busy Holiday season! Cheers 🙂
I would like to thank RFM for her wonderful rec and hope that you will all enjoy these three fic’s as much as we do! Please share with us what has been owning you in the FanFiction world this week!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all you amazing ladies who came forward to offer to write FanFiction Fridays Guest Reviews while I am away on leave starting Monday. I am overwhelmed and deeply humbled by all the love and support I have received over the past week. Truly, thank you all from the bottom of my heart! *hugs*
So, that being said, starting next week and for at least several weeks after, we will still be having RA’s FanFiction Fridays, but all the recs in my posts will be by Guest Reviewers, and I believe I have enough stockpiled that I should be able to give you at least two recs per week. 😀 Please continue to visit FFF because there are some excellent Guest Review-recs coming your way this month!
I will be back soon…. ’cause as you’ll know NOTHIN’ can keep this h00r away from Rob and FanFiction! MUAH!!