Hello everyone, TGIF and time for a few new recs! This week I am going to feature a new fanfiction author I recently discovered; she is actually the daughter of a FF friend of mine. I love when I find new authors that I enjoy reading right away, who entice me with their lovely writing, and so I really like to encourage and support them when what I’ve read, IMHO, is great. So please enjoy….
I recently started reading a new WIP, it’s actually a re-post that got pulled in the fanfiction.net ‘housekeeping’ sweep due to one inappropriate word in the summary, but it’s new to me. It’s an interesting High School fic entitled Wicked Little Girls by JadoreJAC.
Summary for Wicked Little Girls: “She was the type of girl rockstars sang about. She was sweet, sexy, with a devil’s body and wicked intelligence. Impossible to ignore, the girl next door…literally. I was so screwed.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 11 – Words: 19,536 – Reviews: 488 – Updated: 6-19-12 – Published: 6-1-12 – Edward & Bella”
It’s been a while since I’ve read a really good High School fic that has kept my attention and had me waiting anxiously for updates, but that is the case with Wicked Little Girls. The story is interesting because we’re not dealing with just regular HS kids, these students are privileged, coming from rich and powerful parents, such as Bella and Emmett’s father, Charlie Swan, who is the Senator of Washington. They attend Ivy Ridge Prep school and “… lived in an upper-class neighborhood in Rolling Hills, Washington that housed mansions and was two hours driving distance from…” Forks.
The story begins in chapter 1 with EPOV where he explains that he just moved from Forks at the beginning of the school year with his mother, Esme, and father, Carlisle, who has taken a prestigious medical position as Chief of Medicine at the nearby hospital in Rolling Hills. We see him attend a neighborhood party where he meets his new neighbors 16 soon to be 17 yr old Bella, her twin brother Emmett, and their gang, Rose, Alice and Jasper. They come together and embrace Edward as a friend and he becomes the new HS Quarterback, and it’s fun times, including unfortunately some HS realism involving drinking, a little drugs and some partying! The chemistry between Edward and Bella is immediate as they flirt and carry-on while studying and socializing, but then also we learn about and are introduced to, in chapters 2 and 3, that Edward has a little baggage back home in Forks, in the way of a jealous girlfriend by the name of Lauren. This just makes the story more complicated and dramatic, but so great to read!
The story is told from both EPOV and BPOV and we switch to BPOV in chapter 3 where we begin to learn about her life and that, even though her and Emmett’s lives are privileged financially and socially, being rich and popular, it’s not so wonderful parentally with their dad travelling so much and their mom with him. So they spend a lot of time alone, getting a little rebellious and having fun with their friends. It’s during one of their social escapades where we meet Lauren as well as Edward’s best-friend, Jake, and see them all off to a rock concert, all fun and games, or is it?…
We headed out the door, stopping to retrieve Lauren and Jacob’s things from her shitty white Honda, before continuing to walk down Edward’s driveway.
“Wait, we aren’t driving to your house?” Lauren asked in a huff, shooing away the fly that pestered her too-blonde mop of hair.
“Nah, I live right there,” I pointed to my house.
“Holy shit, that’s where you live? What the fuck do your parents do?” Jacob exclaimed in an obnoxious voice.
“So you live across the street?” Lauren stated the question in a quiet, accusing voice.
“Yeah, my mom’s a freelance alcoholic and my dad is the senator.”
Jacob ignored the joke. “Hold up, your dad is the fucking senator of Washington?”
I nodded, already frustrated with his buffoon ways. Jacob slapped Edward on the back, saying, “Well, Ed, looks like you’ve got some kickass new friends.”
As we stepped up onto my porch, the front door swung open and I was quickly grabbed and thrown over Emmett’s shoulder in a huff. Most of the breath knocked out of me so I couldn’t even cuss him out as he introduced himself to Jacob and Lauren.
“Follow me, the festivities are in here,” Emmett rumbled, keeping me firmly on his shoulder as he climbed the stairs to the second floor parlor. Jasper sat alone while Tupac rang out clearly from the iHome set up on the bar. He was quickly introduced and I was set down on my feet.
“Where are Rose and Alice?”
“In your closet.”
I turned and jogged up to the third floor as fast as I could. Girlfriend was starting to piss me off with her staring problem. I needed a good hit from a joint and some trash talking with my best friends.
And disappoint they didn’t.
“Bleach blonde? Fucking faker,” Rose sneered while trailing her red fingertips through her natural light curls.
“And blue eyeshadow…wake up, this isn’t 1984,” Alice contributed in a high voice.
I giggled, taking the joint that was passed my way, careful not to drop any ash on my bedspread. We sat in a triangle of sorts with crossed legs. We were matching in three pairs of jeans shorts and baggy concert tees.
“And seriously, I don’t think the chick has ever heard of braces,” I said smugly, the jealousy seeping out of me as I shit-talked.
“I wanna see her! Let’s go downstairs,” Alice whined.
“Alright, alright, one more circle-around.”
When we got back to the parlor, Alice skipped over to Jasper and he narrowed his eyes. “You guys smoked without us?”
I sighed and took the second joint out of my shorts pocked. “I have another. Toke up, buddy.” Everyone took a hit, save for the girls and Jacob. Lauren looked completely terrified of the stuff and Jacob flat-out refused; I suppose fun was banned in Forks. When it got to Edward, he looked to Lauren for a quick second, silently wondering if she’d make a scene. She made a face but otherwise didn’t comment.
“Did you call Felix yet?” I asked Emmett once the joint was but a bud.
“Yeah, he’ll be here in fifteen. Go get some shoes on.”
The car ride to the festival was short but eventful. I chose to sit in the passenger seat next to Felix while everyone else dispersed in the backseat. I didn’t mind having to sit up front, because honestly, fucking with Felix was my forte.
“Have you ever frenched a dude?” I asked. Emmett chortled from behind me; he and I took turns at this game often. The game: make Felix as uncomfortable as possible.
Felix turned red in the face and muttered, “No, Bella.”
“Would you consider it?” I prompted.
“Are you circumcised?”
I touched his arm and put on a mockingly gentle voice. “It’s okay if you aren’t. This is a safe zone, we’re all friends here.”
“Are you going to tell my dad?” I asked bluntly.
“No,” Felix admitted quickly.
I shrugged. “My questions aren’t too inappropriate then.”
And this went on for fifteen minutes before he gratefully dropped us off and promised to be back at midnight. Speed Street was crowded with people, jammed ass to front in every space available, with huge stages and food and beer vendors at every corner. Alice immediately grabbed my and Rose’s hands, pulling us in the direction of the rock stage. The rest of the group followed behind.
We bumped into a few kids from school on the way and they latched onto our group. The crowd for the rock stage was huge, overflowing into the side streets, even though the show didn’t start for 20 more minutes. We pushed and shoved and shouted our way through and got in a pretty good spot to stand. Jessica, one of the assholes I went to school with, had made a good friend in Lauren while we waited. They happily chatted each other up without a care in the world; they would bond.
Suddenly a large hand touched my back. “Thanks for being cool with them coming,” Edward whispered near my ear. I didn’t need clarification to know he was speaking of Dumb and Dumber. Truthfully, Edward seemed sort of embarrassed by their presences.
“No problem. Hey, do you wanna get a funnel cake before the band starts?” My munchies were starting to kick in full-gear and by the hungry look in Edward’s eyes, I could tell his was as well.
Without telling anyone where we were going, we weaved ourselves out of the crowd and bought one funnel cake to share. It was completely messy and we kept spilling sugar everywhere, but we managed to eat the entire thing in under five minutes. As I threw the paper plate away, I looked down at my fingers with a frown.
“What’s wrong?” Edward asked and stopped walking.
“My fingers are all sugary and there aren’t any napkins left,” I pouted.
He shrugged. “Lick ’em.”
“Ew, no!” I giggled.
He shrugged again. “Fine, I will.” And suddenly, his warm mouth and full lips were on my fingers, his tongue swirling around my skin. He pulled off with a pop and grinned. Something behind me caught his attention and he stepped back. I turned and saw Lauren and Jessica coming toward us, Jessica looking obliviously happy and Lauren with a clenched smile.
“Hey, babe,” she purred, placing a kiss on his neck. My skin prickled and I wanted to deck the bitch. “What are you guys doing over here?”
“Funnel cake,” Edward explained.
“Ooh, I love funnel cakes, but I can’t eat them because they make my ass huge,” Jessica whined, pointing to her ass for emphasis.
I rolled my eyes. “Jessica, your ass is huge because of all the jizz you swallow. Don’t blame the funnel cakes.” I barely heard the twin gasps from the Bobbsey Bitches as I walked back into the sea of people.
Oh yes, some UST, jealousy and a nice Bella! 😉 lol Actually, I adore Bella in this story, she is confident and sassy but sensitive, albeit a bit snobbish, but a real exciting and amusing character to read. The story is labelled Romance/Drama and so far with just 11 chapters we’ve seen both those elements. Also, what’s unique to this author is that she rewards her reviewers with alternate POVs from the other characters in the corresponding chapter – so far I’ve read, besides extra EPOV and BPOV, Lauren’s POV numerous times, Esme’s and Tanya’s (Bella and Em’s cousin), and I am loving this bonus! It really supplements the story and characters well, and gives the reader refreshing and different perspectives on the actions of the other characters, as well as how the scenes or events were perceived.
The setting of the story is really interesting and unique as well with the characters living quite complex and detailed lives. While we have various forms of canon characteristics in this Twific, JadoreJAC has taken the characters and expanded them beyond anything I’ve ever read in a HS fic, to a new and exciting realm of High School life and drama. While these kids live privileged lives, it’s not all sunshine and roses, and I think this reflects in their actions, and I like this because, to me, it’s realism in teenagers, they are missing the guidance they need, and I find it refreshing to read. I have a feeling we have much to learn about these High School Junior’s lives and I really look forward to continuing to follow this well-written fic which updates regularly, please enjoy!
It’s a refreshing twist on our favorite Twilight characters….while the canon features are there, to see them in a different element is refreshing and unique…..I love this story so much and I cannot wait to continue reading it! It’s just so great to see things like Bella being the more popular girl than Lauren and Lauren being jealous of her. Also, it’s so well-written and the energy behind the characters is just great! JadoreJAC does so well writing them…I can’t get enough!
Also, Mary and I are wanting more of JadoreJAC‘s brand new story, Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, she just started posting on 06-17-12 – a Rockerward/Guitarward – Edward will be the singer in band The Immortals… and it’s only 2 chapters for far, but we are definitely intrigued to read more of this adventure!
Summary: “My entire life I’d been caged, forced to please everyone but myself. It wasn’t until that summer, under the spell of the California blue and his guitar, that I finally escaped. Sometimes, the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Adventure – Chapters: 2 – Words: 4,678 – Reviews: 26 – Updated: 6-21-12 – Published: 6-17-12 – Edward & Bella”
Summary for What Fills The Eye Fills the Heart: “Bella is an erotic romance novelist who finds herself in a pub to escape her roommate’s animalistic “romps”. While at the pub, she meets sexy, Irish Edward. On St. Patrick’s Day she gets a romp of her own but can she make the romance last longer?
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 17 – Words: 96,923 – Reviews: 666 – Updated: 5-25-12 – Published: 5-1-11 – Bella & Edward – Complete”
Have a wonderful weekend, and please share what’s been owning you in the fanfiction world this week.