Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!


Evenin’, ladies!

So, there I was quietly decompressin’ from finishin’ Drotuno’s Gravity Series when my inbox suddenly exploded with new stories…most of which were one shots!

These were my favorites of the ones I’ve read so far!

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12377326/1/Seven-Minutes-In-Heaven

Seven minutes in the closet with Edward changes Bella’s life in ways she could have never imagined. A story written for Cullen Cousin for FAGE 9.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 10 – Words: 19,939 – Reviews: 131 – Favs: 70 – Follows: 100 – Published: Feb 22 – Status: Complete – id: 12377326

At sixteen, Edward is a year younger than Bella in this fic…younger but very much wiser!

Edward stood up and looked around the circle, expecting someone to stop him from following Bella into the laundry closet. He knew that there was nothing in there. Just some shelves with towels and laundry soap. And, of course, now there was a girl; a pretty girl waiting for her seven minutes of heaven. Whatever the heck that was.

“Timers on,” Mike yelled from the outside of the door.

Edward stepped back as he felt Bella come closer. “Uh, what exactly are we supposed to be doing?” he asked awkwardly.

He heard her move, but it wasn’t until he felt her tugging on his pants that he realized what she was doing.

“Stop that,” he hissed.

“Five minutes,” Mike shouted through the door.

“Don’t worry. I can finish you in three,” she said.

“I said stop,” he repeated, feeling a bit confused and perhaps violated.

“What’s your problem?” she hissed back, her laidback tone suddenly gone.

“Why would you. . . do that? You don’t know me?”

“It’s the name of the game, Edward.”

Edward didn’t need to know Bella to know what he said next was the truth. “You’re better than that.”

“How would you know? You don’t even know me.” Bella snapped back.

“I just do. You deserve more,” he replied.

She laughed but there was no humor in her tone. She didn’t believe him. Edward could tell that whoever she was or whatever she’d been through, someone had convinced her she was no better than giving head to her friend’s brother at a party.

“Please stand up.”

He could hear her sigh as she made her way off the floor. He tugged his pants back up and buttoned them.

“One minute,” Mike shouted through the door.

“Well then, what do I deserve, Edward?”

Edward didn’t know what came over him. He had kissed one girl before, and was by no means an expert, but he couldn’t help himself as he leaned into her and pressed his lips to hers. His kiss was delicate and respectful but filled with just enough desire that she’d feel desired.

When he pulled back, there was complete silence for three seconds until Mike opened the door and declared obnoxiously, “Time’s up.”

Light filled the small room and he looked back to see Bella standing there staring at him. Her hand was up by her face, her fingers touching her lips. She was slightly flushed and Edward wondered how he’d missed just how beautiful she was. He gave her a small shy smile, and as soon as she saw it, she dropped her hand.

“Whatever,” she hissed as she stormed out of the closet. She grabbed a coat off the couch and bolted up the stairs.

Edward is relentless in his pursuit of Bella until she falls hard for him. Unfortunately, family circumstances tear him away and it’s years later before she sees him again!

Gone was the unsure boy and in his place stood a very confident man. He owned the stage and his appeal, winking at the girls in the front row as he sang. His hair was still the same messy mop of copper it had always been but the rest of him had gone through a major transformation. His arms, toned and strong, supported several tattoos, although Bella couldn’t really tell what of from her seat, and his chest, hidden by a tight black t-shirt with a low dipping V, was just as taught. His face was more mature and angular, a strong chin and defined cheekbones. His eyes held knowledge that Bella could only guess where it came from.

How can Bella reconcile this Edward with the sweet boy she knew back in Forks? Just how much has he changed?

You’ll have to read to find out LOL!


ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12363612/1/Perdition

If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? I had to do it to save him.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Crime/Suspense – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 3,094 – Reviews: 112 – Favs: 112 – Follows: 238 – Updated: Feb 20 – Published: Feb 13 – id: 12363612



(a) utter destruction

(b) loss


(a) eternal damnation

(b) hell

Okay, only two chapters up so far but I’ve already got my seat belt tightened as far as it will  go!

Your life is not ever your own, not truly. It’s the living that suffer when you die, when you’re finally free of the binds you can’t break in life. As long as your heart beats in your chest you have obligations to others, never having the chance to be your own self. It was a harsh lesson I’d been forced to learn at the tender age of seventeen, before I was mature enough to have that knowledge forced upon me. Renée had done what she could to protect me, going so far as to leave my father and flee with me, but in the end it turned out it was all for nothing.

Not one person that I can see down there loved her, or cared for her, not in so many years. I was the only person she could count on, but that hadn’t been enough. If I had known that declining an offer of marriage would result in her death, I would have accepted, regardless of who was offering. I would have done anything for her, including giving up my very freedom. If only I’d known the truth in time to save my mother’s life.

The author promises a HEA but it’s gonna be a bumpy road to get there…I’m takin’ her at her word!


ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12376142/1/derivation

(noun) derivation. the obtaining of something from a source or origin. “All it takes is a touch,” Bella says – and that is how she reveals that there is more to her than meets the eye. Little did she realize that she also had a derivation, one that she could scarcely predict. A Twilight Re-Telling.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – [Edward, Bella] Aro – Chapters: 4 – Words: 28,096 – Reviews: 96 – Favs: 76 – Follows: 136 – Updated: 11h ago – Published: Feb 21 – id: 12376142

Ooooh, ladies! I have saved the best for last *wicked evil grin!* And don’t be fooled by the banner…this is not a Bella/Aro love story!

As far as Bella knows, Aro is the great-uncle she’s been corresponding with for years…she has no idea he’s a vampire but vampires are certainly in her immediate future!

Bella looks up, startled, and meets eyes that are pitch-black eyes that are so dilated that they are all pupil with a very, very faint ring of burnished gold around the edge of the iris. The eyes are set into a breathtakingly lovely face of angular bones beneath taut pale skin, heavy brows, and a full-mouth pulled back to reveal an upper row of slick white teeth. She pulls her focus back, taking in the tall, lanky form currently doing his best to bruise her with his long fingers digging into her flesh. Bronze hair. The frustrated one. The beautiful one.

Or he might have been if he didn’t look like he legitimately wanted to murder her at the moment.

Edward growls again, moving faster than a flash to curl his hand around Bella’s throat and physically lift her from the ground by several inches. She scrambles, heels banging against the lockers, breath coming in panic-fueled gasps as Edward snarls, “Mine!”

Bella cringes, hands coming up to pull at his immobile fingers in the futile hope of loosening his steely grip –

All it takes is a touch.

. . . .Kill, drink, killkillkill. . . So sweet, that blood, I must taste it. . . .It’s mine. . . .Killdrinktastebitebitebite. . . she’s mine. . . .

Edward’s mind is chaos, a cornucopia of noise and scent and emotions strong enough to still the beat of her heart – and his thoughts are black, both with intent and with self-loathing even as he contemplates what her blood might taste like, and how much he could drink before anyone could stop him, and what it would feel like to be wrapped up in all that human-like warmth, inside and outside and-

Bella has never felt a mind like that before, so dynamic and complex and absolutely twisted around itself. In that split-second of contact, she feels like her nerves are set alight, like her brain simply can’t process so much at once. Warmth drips down from her nose a moment after she begins clawing at Edward’s hands and his intent to harm her intensifies – but so too does her resolve to survive.

And Bella does something that she has never done before.

She presses her hands against the one at her throat, digging her nails into diamond-hard skin even as he darts forward – in for the kill – and she pushes her mind forward like a wrecking ball.

She thinks only one thing: NO.

Instantly, Edward releases her, clutching at his head with a cry of pain. Bella crumples on the floor, gasping and grasping at her over-warm throat, watching as Rosalie Hale and Emmett Cullen flash toward a still-cringing Edward almost faster than they eye can see, hooking arms around Edward’s lean body and literally dragging him away, blurring with their speed. She blinks at the place where Edward was for a long moment before turning wide eyes to Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale.

They stare at each other – silent.

Even in a situation like this, though, Bella’s mind is lightning quick. Her conclusion is unerring because there is only one logical explanation, especially with all the emphasis on blood over the last few moments. Jasper couldn’t stay because she was bleeding. Edward wanted to drink her blood. Amber eyes. Pale skin. Strength. Speed. 

Preternatural beauty, if that even counted at this point.

“Vampire,” she breathes, wiping at the blood from her nose. Her head aches something fierce, spitting and hissing like an overloaded power outlet.

Needless to say, I DROP EVERYTHING when this story updates!

Now, it’s your turn to share your favorite fics!

Happy Friday, y’all!




Filed under Fan Fiction Recs, Rita01tx

33 responses to “Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

  1. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks! I need new stuff to read. Got hit by a car recently so I’ve got nothing but couch time on my hands.

  3. Good evening lovely Rita. I thought I had read every Soldierwards well I missed one an oldie from 7 years ago Man of Honor by jenpall Edward is a navy SEAL yummmmyyyy. I got my fluff on with Welcome to Evening Shade by samekramer Mayorward of a small Nebraska town lots of giggles in this one Bella has such a smart mouth. BlueeyedCherry posted a shortie Kismet I just finished this afternoon. The whole weekend is open I got my house cleaning and laundry done I just opened my first beer and I am ready to read….but what?.🤔🤔🤔🤔 are we jumping into Debs Angels yet?? Maybe I will just peak ahead. Hee hee. Off to my TBR 📚📚📚 list for some lemonade🍋🍋🍋🍋 Peace☮☮

    • rita01tx

      I’ll be settin’ up a separate post for the Angel Series in a little while, Beth darlin’! I was waitin’ for the weekend just for you and Kneon LOL!
      Thanks for remindin’ me of Man of Honor by jenpall!
      Edward’s a Navy SEAL and Bella has to deal with his career choice… AH/AU… canon pairings
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 138,978 – Reviews: 352 – Favs: 647 – Follows: 299 – Updated: May 16, 2011 – Published: Apr 11, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5887635
      And I adore Samekraemer’s stories! She has so many, I doubt I’ll ever get to read all of them LOL!
      Evening Shade was no different than any other small town in middle America. The biggest problem Mayor Edward Cullen was faced with was the placement of a stoplight and the fact the town didn’t have reliable satellite service because of the weather. That was, until she sped into town. That was when everything changed. AH/AU/OOC. Canon couples. EPOV/BPOV. Adult Situations
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 21 – Words: 96,018 – Reviews: 1,674 – Favs: 1,027 – Follows: 805 – Updated: May 10, 2013 – Published: Mar 7, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9076757
      A Touch of Kismet by blueeyedcherry caught my eye but I filed it away for a rainy day!
      Edward surprises Bella with an anniversary she’ll never forget. Sometimes fate takes us to new, unfamiliar places. Other times, it brings us right back to where we started. My FAGE 9 piece written for Everleigh Allen. Rated M for some adultish things.
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 8 – Words: 14,738 – Reviews: 97 – Favs: 55 – Follows: 61 – Published: Feb 22 – Status: Complete – id: 12377887

    • Thanks for rec’d didn’t read those stories 🙂

    • Thanks for the recs Beth. I had Welcome to Evening Shade already, but the others you rec’d are new to me. I read your rec from last week, Banphrionsa.

  4. Hi, I just want to say thank you for doing this. I look forward to your Friday picks. I’m so grateful that there are people who still appreciate these fanfics as much as myself.

    Happy Friday! 🙂


    • rita01tx

      Thanks, Sheri darlin’! It’s nice to know I’m not playin’ to empty seats LOL!
      Welcome to RA and please feel free to share which fics you’re readin’!

  5. kneon65

    Hi Rita,

    All of those were on my to read list, but that last one may move to a read as a Wip. Just reading that little snippet had my heart racing with the action. I like the twist too.

    So, I am excited to start the next series, which I have no doubt will be amazing because of Drotuno. Sadly, i brought home a ton of papers to grade. So i figure grade a set read a chapter.

    Have a great weekend

  6. bevey99

    So I loved 7 minutes. Read it when it popped up. The others were okay.
    Now I read a fic that has been around for a few years, how everyone missed I don’t know, it has only 156 reviews. IT”S THE BEST thing I’ve read in years. BUT it is angst ridden to the max. Ashes, Ashes We All Fall Down
    By: SuddenlySand [who I guess got permission from the author to put it on her profile] there is a sequel and is attached at the end. Sins of The Father.
    Edward protected Bella when she needed him most, can she do the same when his life tumbles into the world of dark love? WARNING: Mature Theme, violence, abuse, D/s gone badly wrong. AH story by SDFreeze
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 20 – Words: 120,632 – Reviews: 156 – Favs: 243 – Follows: 70 – Updated: Mar 22, 2011 – Published: Mar 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6833780
    It’s not a 50 shades or The Red Line rip-off, but it’s that good.

    Now another that is in the complete opposite direction is a longest one-shot
    titled Bella and Jasper’s Excellent Adventure – laughed my ass off. I do not read B & J stories, but I just glanced at because of title {Who doesn’t love Bill & Ted}.
    Bella and Jasper’s Excellent Adventure
    By: mama4dukes
    Bella and Jasper feel trapped in their marriages and stifled living with the Cullens. When a mysterious note is sent to them urging them to go, do they take the bait and leave? Of course they do. Join Bella and Jasper as they go on an excellent adventure and perhaps discover a few surprises along the way. Rated: Fiction T – English – Adventure/Humor – Words: 14,163 – Compl
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12379681/1/Bella-and-Jasper-s-Excellent-Adventure …… crackfic at it’s best.

    • rita01tx

      Wow! Bevey darlin’! Just checked my TBR only to find I haven’t read even one of SuddenlySandi’s fics *facepalm!* Ashes, Ashes certainly sounds like the one to start with *fist bump!*
      While I do prefer Bella with Edward {or Jasper with Edward for slash}, Jasper and Bella stories that impress me are few and far between LOL!
      So, since you promise FUN, I might have to check out Bella and Jasper’s Excellent Adventure! Just tell me…do dey get jiggy wid it? If so…
      Oh, and I saw Keanu on Graham Norton the other night for John Wick part 2 and he semi-suggested a Bill & Ted part 3 might be in the works *head scratch!*

    • thanks bev for rec’d.. put them on my tbr list 🙂

    • Bev when you mention a fic in the same breath as The Red Line or 50, my curiosity is more than piqued. With a comparison like that, it’s going on my Must Read list. I see there is a sequel, Sins of the Father. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11230240/1/Sins-of-the-Father Sequel to Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down. Edward is forced back into his past lifestyle to save his family once again. It may cost him Bella’s love this time.
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 10 – Words: 42,660 – Reviews: 12 – Favs: 16 – Follows: 15 – Published: May 5, 2015 – Status: Complete – id: 11230240

      I also grabbed you’re Bella/Jasper rec. Not what I generally prefer, but you make it sounds so good. I’ll add it to my list.

    • bevey99

      No There is no smexing between B & J, but it’s sort of suggested at the end. There are so many little twists, you will be surprised and laugh a lot. And Rita I agree, about the B & E & J slash threesome- those are HOT.

  7. Thanks Rita for rec’d 🙂 did’t read the first two only ‘derivation’ is so so good!!! I loved her NOVA too.. for fans of Star Trek
    The early 27th century – a young omnilinguist gypsy girl who creates visions with her li’lute, an alien bio-weapon struggling with his control, the Federation starship Nova, and how their lives intertwine.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Sci-Fi – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 48 – Words: 165,448 – Reviews: 2,058 – Favs: 813 – Follows: 654 – Updated: Dec 2, 2014 – Published: Jun 10, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9375632

    this week I read

    This is the story of two vampires. One sinister monster who collected the humanity of others. One who struggled to find the humanity he lost. This is the story of one human. Victimized by one, saved by the other, thrown into the middle of a myth, saddled with a secret terror of one monster she could only share with another. You don’t need to be human to be humane.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Suspense/Angst – [Bella, Edward] Jasper – Chapters: 31 – Words: 99,415 – Reviews: 3,210 – Favs: 641 – Follows: 825 – Updated: Feb 8 – Published: Jun 24, 2016 – Status: Complete – id: 12015038

    excellent story, she wrote something different and it’s really good!

    • rita01tx

      Mornin’, Zveka darlin’! As fabulous a job as cupcakeriot has done with derivation, I’m sorely tempted to read more of her stories and NOVA just might be the one to read next *fist bump!*
      Oh! Inhuman Nature was one of Lyricalkris’s best fics and I understand it was her first vamp fic! She should do more!!!

      • the best is that cupcakeriot update every other day!!! yes ist’s wip but there is no need to wait longtime for one update 🙂 and what a tale she is writing!!!

        • rita01tx

          It’s definitely one I’d hate to have to wait on for updated, Zveka darlin’! Very kind of her to be so accommodatin’ LOL!

    • Hey zveka, great looking recs! I used to love watching Star Trek with my dad when I was little so that should be a fun read. And the vamp fic looks good as well.

  8. Rita, your recs all sound great, especially 7 Minutes in Heaven and Derivation. While I was waiting to start reading Broken Angel, I read Beth’s rec from last week (Banphrionsa) and I am nearly done with Blue Edward.

  9. dpennell007

    I have been reading, but I have nothing to recommend this week. Derivation is excellent! Thanks for the rec. I tried one of her fics before. It had too much science fiction for my pea brain to absorb, so I never finished it.

    • rita01tx

      It happens, Donna darlin’! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve read through a story only to decide at the end it wasn’t one I’d like to recommend to my friends!
      Thankfully, I luck out more than not LOL!

  10. Hey! Just wanted to drop by and thank you for the rec! It means so much – and I’m thrilled that derivation is getting so much love already! You’re awesome, girl! Keep it up! ❤


    • rita01tx

      Oh, wow…I got busted by the author *blush!*
      Your fabulous story was bound to garner a lot of attention, Rae darlin’! I’m more than happy to spread the good word on it for you LOL!

  11. sandythestorm

    I just read and sadly caught up with Deviation. Oh it’s been awhile since ive come along something truly disarmingly amazing. Thank you so much for this rec. The bite is on constant repeat. Its a chapter i must reread over and over to be sated.

    • rita01tx

      Just when we think there couldn’t possibly be anything new to be written, right? Derivation is a prime example of why we’re so addicted to Twilight fanfiction, Sandy darlin’ *fist bump!*

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