Rita’s Random Fic Recs!


Evenin’, ladies!

In keepin’ with a laid back summer, I’ll be postin’ as inspiration strikes for the comin’ months!

And inspiration has definitely struck this week LOL!

Got a couple of our favorite authors with new fics, as well as one from a newbie…well, as an author! We know Ipsita through the spectacular banners she creates as well as through Facebook if you are lucky enough to play in her sandbox LOL!

As if that isn’t enough, I found myself binge readin’ a classic from 2009…one you MUST READ if you haven’t already!

So, let’s get this party started!

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12505343/1/Mods-Rockers

One boy, one girl; one rich, one poor; one privileged, one not; one Mod, one Rocker. This story takes you back in time to England in 1964 when these two gangs managed to exist side by side, until bank holiday weekends when they fought on the beaches. Inspired by true events. Rated M for all the usual reasons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 8 – Words: 46,049 – Reviews: 119 – Favs: 36 – Follows: 67 – Updated: 4h ago – Published: May 27 – id: 12505343

The jeans and leather-clad youth staring back at me bears no resemblance to the young lawyer who walked through the door less than half an hour ago. Edward Cullen, the respectable employee and all-round good chap is long-gone and a totally different species of human stands in his place.

Smirking back at me is bad-boy Eddie Masen, my alter-ego. He’s a guy who likes to break the rules, who frightens old ladies just by his appearance and swagger. Who lives like he rides – fast and dangerous.

He fights, he screws, and he drinks to excess and laughs at danger, but would risk his life for his pack if it came to it. He also owns two of the fastest production motorbikes in the world and tonight he plans to hit the ton on one of them.

I wink at Eddie Masen and throw the keys in the air and before they land in my hand, I make the easy decision that it’s Sexy Sadie who’ll have my legs wrapped around her engine tonight. This is my life now and until I return home on Sunday evening, or should I say ‘if’ I return home on Sunday evening. . .

I’m Eddie Masen, and I’m a Rocker!

* * * *

I sit in front of the mirror and stare at my reflection before starting my make-up routine. Alice has been very patient with me showing me how to apply eyeliner and shadow to enhance my ‘liquid eyes’, which is how she describes them. She’s still trying to get me to cut my hair as the fashion is for either a short pixie style or a shoulder length bob, but I’ve resisted so far. My ‘waist-length when wet’ curly brown hair is the one thing that makes me different from the girls that go to The Roxy and I’m determined to keep every inch of it.

All the other girls have caved and got one of the two styles that are considered to be ‘the thing’ for ‘Mods’, which is allegedly what we aspire to be. I’m okay with everything else ‘Mod’, like the clothes, the make-up, the music and the culture, but no-one is getting anywhere near my hair with a pair of scissors any time soon. That’s why I’ve always considered myself to be on the fringes of this fad and have never felt as though I belong in their ranks.

I do my best with the eyeliner and mascara but forego the shadow as I always make a mess of it. I apply the smallest amount of lipstick and smack my lips together to try and spread it around, then give myself a quick spray of L’aimant before slipping my shoes on and heading downstairs.

“I’m going out now,” I call as I pull on my imitation leather coat.

“Don’t be late,” my dad responds as usual.

“No dad,” I answer condescendingly in a sing-song voice and put my hand on the door knob.

Joan promises this fic is already complete at 36 chapters, plus the epilogue, and she’s postin’ twice a week so there’s no excuse for you WIP wussies not to jump on board!

C’mon, you know you want to…it’s fun!

~oOo~ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12452034/1/The-Next-Mrs-Cullen

Summary: Antique or Ikea, Beautiful inside or out, maim or kill, he had decisions to make today that would change his life.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Crime/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 15,868 – Reviews: 226 – Favs: 215 – Follows: 474 – Updated: 16h ago – Published: Apr 17 – id: 12452034

Alison has expanded her We Love Mobward Contest entry *woot woot!*

Edward and Emmett interrupt Bella in her preparations to show a million dollar penthouse apartment and she’s not a happy camper!

“Okay, enough is enough.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “I want you out of here now please before I call the cops.” I walked towards the door and opened it hoping they would just casually walk out.

“I don’t think so Miss. In fact,” said green eyes, “it looks as though our Mr Hunter or your Mr Jones has just arrived.” A tall blond haired guy came into view on the monitor.

“Ahh he’s got a ponytail,” I moaned, unable to stop flipping into sales mode. “I hate guys who have ponytails, they always expect to get money knocked off because they think they are so gorgeous.” I stared at the screen until he walked into the elevator.

“Please Miss Swan,” said green eyes, and I thought that I could detect just a hint of desperation in his voice. “Just go into the other room until we have finished having our little chat with him, then we will leave you in peace.”

“No,” I retorted, childishly. “This is my sale I’m not going anywhere.”

I stood my ground until I saw green eyes nod at the man mountain. For someone so big he moved surprisingly quickly and before I knew it I was over his shoulder and being bundled unceremoniously onto the floor of the closet in the master bedroom. He slammed the door and turned the key on the outside, leaving me angry and in complete darkness.


“Is she safely locked away? I asked Emmett as he strode back into the room. He nodded.

“Feisty one,” he smirked. “I thought I was going to have to gag her.”

“You didn’t though, did you?” For some reason it was important to me that Miss Swan was okay.

“No,” he reassured me. “I left her locked in the closet, she’ll be fine in there.”

Emmett looked at me strangely but before I could say anything else the elevator doors pinged, the signal that James was about to walk into the apartment. Emmett stood behind the door and off to one side. James knocked on the door and pushed it open, shouting hello as he peered in. Before he even saw me Emmett felled him with a single blow to the back of his head. Paul and Demetri walked in after him and the three of them carried James’s body out to load him into the SUV.

I looked around the apartment to make sure everything was as we found it. Both Emmet and I knew better than to touch anything so all I had to do was wipe a few door knobs just to be sure. I walked into the main bedroom and wiped off the closet door. I couldn’t hear anything so Isabella must have been sitting quietly waiting for us to finish. I made sure the key was in the right position so she’d be able to push it out. I knew from the shape of her jacket pocket she had a ring of master keys on her. I quietly closed the bedroom door and made my way back to island in the kitchen, I really wanted to open the champagne and the chocolates and just sit and watch the world go by for an hour or so, but I had things to do, traitors to torture and kill, wives to divorce. I smiled at the bright, inexpensive vase placed next to the worn hamper and wondered what Tanya would think about it. I shook the thought away and made my way to the main door, dropping the lock so no one else could get in.

Once we were back in the car I called Whitlock.

“Two things.”

“Yes?” He replied. I wish everyone listened to me as intently as he did.

“The divorce papers we have ready?” He murmured that he understood what I was referring to. “Serve them today and make sure she is out of the house before I get home. I have proof that she was unfaithful so the pre-nup is null and void.”

“Are you sure?” he cautioned. “It might be legal but her family still has influence.”

“I’m sure,” I told him. “Give her the car and $100K in cash from my safety deposit box. That should keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed for a while. Cancel all her cards and change the alarm codes on the house.” Whitlock and I had already talked about this several times in the last few years so I knew he had everything ready to go.

“The second thing I want you to do is find out everything you can about a Miss Isabelle Swan, she runs a company called Swan Home Finders.”

“Everything?” he asked.

“Everything.” I confirmed.

“Can I ask why?”

“Isabelle Swan will be the next Mrs Cullen, that’s why.”

So far, Alison has managed to pull off equal parts gory violence and hilarious repartee LMAO!

~oOo~ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/12508583/1/The-Wrong-Number

Sometimes, even a wrong step can ultimately lead you to the right path. Will a couple of mistaken digits be that step for them? — A simple tale of common people and their ordinary lives.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 20,177 – Reviews: 137 – Favs: 132 – Follows: 308 – Updated: Jun 13 – Published: May 29 – id: 12508583  

The phone rings for a few times and then someone picks up.

“Hello,” a deep voice greets.

“Hi! I’m looking for Mike Newton?” Bella replies in an unsure voice.

Something about the deep, throaty voice on the other end makes her nervous.

“Are you asking for him or asking if it’s him?”

“Um. . . both, I guess.”

“You guess! Well, I don’t have the time or wish to play Guess Who with you, Miss. How did you get my number by the way? Or was that a random guess too?” the man on the other side barks.

Gathering every ounce of her almost non-existent patience, Bella tries to answer the rude man politely.

“Look, I am sorry, but I need to find Mike Newton. He needs to fix the shit he pulled last night and return my stuff. I can’t find his phone number. Well, I have part of it, but not the whole thing. I mean, the freaking coaster got wet and the ink was wiped out, so I’m trying blindly here, and I really, really need to find Mike. Also, you don’t need to be rude because I don’t have the leftover cents to put up with one more asshole! So. . . ”

Bella suddenly realizes that her angry rambling is not making any sense. A little mortified, she stops at the same time the person on the other side of the phone speaks.

“Wait! What coaster? What are you talking about?”

Taking a few deep breaths Bella starts again. “See, Mr. . . ”

“Cullen. It’s Edward Cullen. And who am I talking to?” He sounds impatient.

Against her better judgment, Bella starts again, a little slowly this time.

“Mr. Cullen, hello! I’m Isabella Swan, and I’m looking for a man called Mike Newton. All I have his phone number without the last two digits. The bar coaster he wrote it on, gets wet frequently with condensation from the glasses, so I’m trying out my best guesses here. You do understand the situation must be serious for me to act like a desperate telemarketing agent, right? I’m sorry I wasted your time, though.”

“Which bar?” Edward Cullen asks with a strange calmness in his voice that wasn’t there moments ago.

“I’m sorry?” Bella returns, confused.

“You said you have the number written on a bar coaster. Which bar we are talking about here?”

“It’s Bronko’s Pub.”

“Bronko’s. Hmmm.. . and you are Isabella?” he enquires.

“Ah, yes. Do you know anything about this Mike Newton I’m looking for? By any chance?” She is grasping at non-existent straws now.

“Nothing more than the fact that his phone number matches 80% to mine, and I’m the one with the 69.” He chuckles.

Edward Cullen’s tone suddenly becomes a little playful. Instead of feeling wary about this strange man, Bella finds herself smiling. A pregnant pause follows the moment, then he clears his throat, and she comes out of the light bubble of the last few seconds.

“All right then, Mr. Cullen. I’m sorry again for this intrusion. Because you are certainly not the person I need. Have a good day, sir,” she says, the corner of her mouth still a little stretched.

“Well, I may not be the person you need, Isabella Swan, but don’t waste your time chasing a lost game.” With that, he abruptly hangs up.

Puttin’ yourself out there for the first time is scary as hell but I don’t think Ipsita has anything to worry about…you’re gonna love it!

~oOo~ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/4988866/1/Ithaca-is-Gorges

New Moon from Carlisle’s and Edward’s POV: After the Cullens leave Bella and move to Ithaca, NY, Carlisle fights to keep his family together as Edward’s pain threatens to tear them apart. Canon.

Rated: Fiction T – English – Drama – Carlisle – Chapters: 19 – Words: 121,988 – Reviews: 2,395 – Favs: 1,987 – Follows: 750 – Updated: Dec 8, 2009 – Published: Apr 13, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 4988866

New Moon never touched on how much Edward’s family suffered along with him durin’ the months he was separated from Bella, especially Carlisle! This scene alone, which guts me every time, make Ithaca is Gorges a Classic, with a capital C!

Our son, this beautiful young man we both loved—he was wasting away before us, and Esme had no break from his pain.

“How is he?” I murmured, not releasing my grasp.

Esme shook her head sadly and I felt my body tense.

“He’s gotten worse,” she said. I must have looked surprised at her volume, because she shrugged and added, “He knows exactly how we’re feeling—there’s no reason to speak quietly.” I caught her meaning immediately—he knew how we were feeling and yet did nothing. It was wholly unlike Edward not to try to placate us with at least some semblance of normal behavior.

“What do you mean by worse?”

She gestured to the stairs. “He’s in his room. Go see.”

I entered Edward’s unlit bedroom. A human would have had trouble making out his shape on the couch, dressed as he was in a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. The hood of the sweatshirt was pulled up over his hair, and he lay on his side in the fetal position with his hands jammed into the front pocket of his sweatshirt. He wasn’t breathing; his eyes did not move. He was behaving, for all intents and purposes, like the dead man he believed himself to be.

Esme was right. This was worse.

“Edward,” I called softly, but he made no acknowledgement of my presence. “Edward. Edward, son, please.” With each word I took a step toward him, landing finally on my knees before him. He did not look at me—his pitch-black eyes stared blankly forward, unfocused.

I choked on my incoming breath, and reached forward to him.

Gently, I pushed the hood down from his head, expecting him to grumble and replace it. He did nothing. I ran a hand through his thick hair—again, nothing. As far as I could tell, he hadn’t moved at all. I continued stroking his hair, feeling each strand race its way through my fingers.

My relationship with my son did not very often manifest itself physically, and when it did, it was usually in the form of a pat on the back or a hand on his shoulder. Even embraces were rare—with his gift, much love was expressed between us without anything overt on either of our parts. But seeing Edward lie there, his face frozen, his body unmoving—I couldn’t bear it. And so, before I even really knew what I was doing, I did something I’d not done since that night in Chicago so long ago: I picked him up.

Hooking one arm under his knees and the other under his shoulders, I lifted Edward to my chest. We were the same height, and I could gauge he was just shy of my weight. Yet he might as well have been an infant, so natural it felt for me to be cradling him. I sat out of habit, and Edward sank into my chest, shifting his position so that his head lay on my shoulder. The action brought back that moment, eighty-seven years ago, when I last had held in my arms this young man who would become my beloved son. He had been so light in my arms as we raced together over the rooftops, I would barely have registered his presence if it hadn’t been for the unnatural heat of his raging fever as he lay against me.

I had no idea how much he was allowing himself to perceive, but I filled my thoughts with my happiest memories of my years with him just in case. Private conversations, hunting together, sitting beside him on the piano bench while he composed, him at my side as I bound myself to Esme in marriage. The unmitigated joy I’d felt receiving Alice’s revelation, shortly after Edward had returned from Denali, that he had found his mate.

Paternal love was a strange animal. Romantic love was simple, or at least it was for a vampire. One moment I had looked at Esme and found that my entire being was flushed with an undying and immutable love. Eighty-four years later, it was still like that every time I laid eyes on her, even if I’d looked away for only a fraction of a second. My love for Edward was completely different, intermingled with a whole host of feelings: regret, pride, worry, admiration, fear.

Esme was no more capable of hurting me than I was her. But Edward—it was possible for him to stalk out the door carrying the chunk of my heart he’d claimed as his. He’d done that to me once before. Now he’d done it to Bella.

My arms began to vibrate and I realized that Edward, hearing my thoughts, had begun to growl quietly. I shifted thoughts back to him, running my hand once more through his hair. Well, that was good; at least I was generating some semblance of a response from him.

“I’m sorry, son,” I whispered. “Just because I disagree doesn’t mean I don’t support you wholeheartedly. I will try to think about something else.”

A scent from the doorway caught my attention, and I looked up.

“I heard him growling,” she explained in a whisper.

Ah. It was no wonder she looked anxious. Esme lived in a constant and misplaced fear that at some point her family members might literally tear each other apart. Whenever Emmett and Jasper got going in a wrestling match, she would inevitably put a stop to it out of her concern for their personal safety. I found her worry endearing; our sons largely found it annoying.

“We’re fine,” I answered her, pulling Edward a little closer. “He’s okay.” He may not be pleased that I didn’t agree with his course of action, but he certainly wasn’t going to attack. I wasn’t entirely sure he could attack in this state. That was something I would have to think about. Edward hadn’t hunted in several weeks, and now it seemed it might prove difficult to get him to perform the actions necessary to feed himself. Perhaps I could kill for him, and then let him drink—we would have to see.

Esme nodded, appraising Edward’s utter lack of movement. She then mouthed to me, We need to talk. Her golden eyes were sad. In the time it took me to nod and shift my gaze back to Edward, she was back downstairs.

I stood again, keeping our son in my arms, and crossed the hallway to my own bedroom. Esme always insisted on dressing our bed in the most luxurious linens she could lay hands on that were in keeping with the character of the house. I never failed to indulge her, although frankly it made no difference to either of us—we could just as soon be intimate on a bed of nails.

Today, though, I was thankful for the softness as I pulled back the down comforter and laid Edward between the silken sheets. He gave me a brief surprised look, and I smiled. At least there was a little acknowledgement. I pulled the covers up to his shoulders and replaced the hood of his sweatshirt on his head. “I’m going downstairs for a bit,” I whispered to him, “but I will be back to check on you.” I briefly rubbed his back and he grumbled something that sounded like overprotective.

I smiled. If he was all the way back to criticizing me, things were looking up. “Yes,” I replied coolly. “Like father, like son.”

Happy Saturday, y’all!





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72 responses to “Rita’s Random Fic Recs!

  1. Thank you for recommending my story Rita , your support and fabulous banners keep me going xx

    • rita01tx

      Team Alison all the way LOL! Just about to dive into your update…see you in a few *wink!*

    • Ms AliciaW68 I just have to tell you how much I love your work. It’s like this when I get an update -” I don’t care if it’s on fire or you are bleeding I just got a goddamn update so leave me the fuck alone!!” (Hee hee I would so say that just saying). Thank you for your wonderful stories and The Next Mrs C does appear different for you no lemon yet 😉

  2. eewee333

    Hi Rita!! I’ve been around just RL been keeping me super busy! I have been doing a lot of reading though. I read all the Mobward contest entries, the May to December contest entries, finished Angelward 3, and now I’m reading LadyLibre’s “Serenity’s Prayer”. I love New Moon fics, but I have never read Ithaca In Gorges. That will be next on my list.

    I have also broken my cardinal rule of “no WIP’s”, but LadyLibre has written a Rosalie POV New Moon fic and it is fabulous so far. It’s called What Have We Done? She updates three times a week and it’s almost a drabble type fic. Hopefully she won’t disappoint me and not complete it, but she says it is completely written already, so keeping my fingers crossed.

    I hope to get back to Angelward 4. Love Drotuno’s stories. Be well. Love and hugs to you and all the ladies in this (still) wonderful fandom.

    • rita01tx

      Glad to hear you’ve found/made time to keep readin’, Eewee darlin’! Gettin’ lost in a good fic is the best way I know to stay mellow LOL! Oh, but stock up on Kleenex before you start readin’ Ithaca is Gorges…damn near snotsobbed my way through the whole thing but what a read!
      I’m havin’ a helluva time not pickin’ up What Have We Done? but I’m on a WIP diet for now since I’ve got so many goin’ I can hardly keep up!
      Are you still enjoyin’ Angelward 4? All the new characters Deb kept addin’ certainly kept us highly entertained LOL!

    • I loved Serenity’s Prayer and I am a fan of LadyLibre’s writing so I will make a note to check out What Have We Done. I wouldn’t normally go for a Rose POV, but she does Rose so well.

  3. Hello loves !! Hope everyone’s early summer is going well. Kay , you OK? I read Gorges last year really wonderful. Following Next Mrs C and Wrong Number gonna add Mod next. I have over 90 wips I’m following 🤦🏻‍♀️I’ll never finish all those. So I’ve been busy reading of course. Read another snowwhiteheart from PTS Falling for the First Time great, funny, a geek gamer Edward and Bella lots of pop culture I read it in a morning full of chuckles.
    I’ve been following Gory Slut ( god that name ) Good Girl and Chicago by highlanderprincess. I’m reading a bikerward fic today Ride the Wind by Iadorepugs very steamy appropriate because the forecast is for 110 to 120 thru Monday here in Arizona ☀️Freekin heat. I reread Our Lives Unbound this week after I saw it had its 7 year Anniversary. That one haunted me the first time and again now his torture and frustration is so well done gahhhh Sublime Perfection that story.
    Speaking of anniversaries 📢🥁🥁🥁drumroll…
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDWARD CULLEN , Tuesday of course.🎁🎉🎂🥂
    My sons 15 th birthday is today having 5 sophomore boys over for pool party and sleepover I can smell the teen spirit already pheww🤢Lucky for me they will spend most time locked in his room playing Zelda all I have to do is throw a few pizzas in there and “not supervise” his words.
    Hot Tree Guy by dontlookdontask completed this is a well done tale some very real scenes and mature characters I enjoyed it.
    Did anyone read the one shot Alone by orchidluv? OMG juicy🍋🍋🍋🍋hell one more🍋 I got a little blush reading it 🤗. She is a newbie author but a follower for a few years according to her bio. I’m gonna attempt to copy paste links to what I have mentioned but don’t count on them all working I suck at that. Oh I know a got a room full of teen age geek squad wannabes I’ll ask them hahahaha😆😆😆 enjoy you weekend ☮️Beth

    • rita01tx

      Wow, Beth darlin’! That’s quite a laundry list of fics you got there LOL! Don’t think I’ve read even one of them so go tap some talent and get us some links LOL!

    • Hi Beth, wow you’ve been very prolific. I know I’ve been a bit scare/inconsistent as of late. I had so real ass RL stress show up on my doorstep that needed my whole attention and then I’ve been dealing with an out of nowhere ‘re-emergence of childhood asthma, and its landed me in the hospital three times in the last several weeks. I’m under care of a specialist as I try to get a handle on it, but I’ve been reading when able. That’s partly why I read so many one shots recently. I’ve listed just a few of the highlights since my kindle likes to cut me off when I chat too much, lol. End of school year has also kept me busy with the kids’ activities, but I’m beginning to feel more settled and restabalized. That blazing Arizona heat is no joke! I laughed out loud at visualizing you tossing in a couple of pizzas and making a run for it. With my older son, it was Axe body products and it was a horrible, unfortunate stage. It even prompted angry calls from his teacher about the obnoxiously overpowering scent. I’m now revisiting the conversation on subtlety and ‘less is more’ conversation with my youngest boy. I’ve not read one of your recs Beth. I must be sure to remedy that.

    • Update gory slut changed her author name to -the woe -today.🤷‍♀️

      • rita01tx

        Damn, I hate it when authors don’t stick to one name…makes it hard to find them when someone asks for one of their stories and I haven’t realized the change *sigh!*

  4. maur2014

    Haven’t read you in awhile but love the selections this time. Can’t give up the fandom. Been here to long. But love me some good fan fics . On summer break so i can pig out on fanfics. Glad you stayed around so many have left the fandom.

    • rita01tx

      Doin’ my best, Maur darlin’! It helps to have so many great fics to choose from, both from established authors and fledglin’ authors tryin’ out their wings for the first time! Thanks for droppin’ in…always nice to know I’m not playin’ to the crickets LOL!

  5. No crickets here, Rita love! Your email is always the last one I open…No,no,no…because it’s the one I linger over, checking links, reading all the comments, then adding my new follows and faves! I’ve read Ithaca 3 times so far, and cry every time, it’s that gut-wrenchingly good! I agree with Maur, and thank you from the bottom of my two-addicted heart for staying with us!! I do not foresee (maybe Alice knows!) a time when I will not love TWILIGHT, and fanfic….So authors, ahem! Please? Keep them coming, we love you! -your forever fans. And Rita? Listen to the applause and oohs and oh yeah…all for you!!

  6. Oh fiddlesticks, I left a long post and was adding in links to the fics I was sharing and it just disappeared on me. Perhaps a sign that I’m too wordy, lol. So I’ll endeavor to be a bit briefer. Love this week’s recs. Ithaca is Gorges will move right to the top of my TBR list because that excerpt absolutely gutted me and touched me in a way that astounds me. I’ve read some great fics, but I want to make sure to mention three of Araeo’s wonderful (and under reviewed) one shots. The Boy with the Broken Halo, Playing Doctor and A Delusion to Die For. I enjoyed them all, just as I enjoyed her multi-chapter Chain Reaction, which you rec’d recently. I read Practically Perfect in Every Way by sheviking since I saw you and Donna chatting it up. OMG!!!! You know I had to Google it right? Right. I also quite enjoyed My Devil by Exquisitely Edward although I think she is adding more to it? I absolutely loved your rec from a couple of posts ago Your True Colors by Betti Gefecht. And now I’m reading Thrice Betrothed by Fyrebird. Not sure if it was rec’d here or not, but I’m enjoying it.

    • rita01tx

      Sorry your first post got scrambled and disappeared on you, Kay darlin’! But this one doesn’t miss much, far as I can tell! So glad you loved Chain Reaction as much as I did…still need to get to the rest of her stuff *sigh!*
      Bwahahaha! Yeah, I had to bleach my bwainz after googlin’ that shit ROTFLMAO! Not every man with that condition is as blessed as Edward *eyeroll!*

  7. dpennell007

    The Next Mrs Cullen is good! I like seeing our Mrs A taking a stab at humor. She does it well!

    CSI Seattle WA is on my favorite list, so I’ll have to check out Michaelmas54’s latest. The angsty ones are easier for me to read once complete. That anxious feeling between chapters is too unsettling.

    I’m 3/4 through Work In Progress by araeo. It’s a lemony comedy, easy to read.

    The other day I made the mistake of signing up for ancestry.com. There have been some interesting finds on my family tree, but what a time suck! I didn’t even take a shower today until I noticed it was 3:00 p.m.

    Age of Edward fans alert:
    One of my favorite contests is gearing up for an August 1st start! Excited!

    • Age of Edward contest sounds promising. I love period fics. I hope you’ll keep us posted on your favorites.

      • dpennell007

        Ohhhh I wonder if we’re allowed to discuss AoE out of school? If so, I’ll blab. I read quite a few of araeo’s one shots too. Her Edward’s are so endearing… And haha I can only imagine how many ladies Googled that double dong condition from the big dick contest! I imagine the winner of that one will be Everything She Wants. That Edward was a huge dick!

        • rita01tx

          All the entries, so far, have been great and I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite but Everything She Wants is a definite contender LOL!

        • Yes, I afore her Edward’s and her one shots. I looked up double dick dude on Reddit and read his replies to many questions and my gah, My poor eyebrows stayed raised to the heavens. I decided to share the article with my husband. He didn’t appreciate it nearly as much as I thought he would. LOL Go figure.

    • rita01tx

      Don’t know why I have so little trust in those supposed ancestry sites, Donna darlin’! My brother got into it for a little while and traced our family back to Irish royalty so I’m thinkin’ “yeah, riiiight!” Hopefully, you found one you trust to give you accurate information!
      Best thing about contests are the expanded stories afterwards so I’m anxiously awaitin’ the entries for The Age of Edward *woo hoo!*

    • AOE is back!!! Be still my heart. I hope there are some bodice ripping white knight kilt wearing ww2 pilot pioneer cowboys …to swoon over I’m signing up!

  8. Love Ithaca is Gorges, and thanks for the shout outs on three of my faves, IpsitaC77, AliciaW68 and so good to see Michaelmas54 has returned! Great post, Rita!

  9. avidreaderdreams

    OMG! You are such a beautiful woman… inside and outside! Thank you so so much for recommending my little story, lovely lady. You just keep giving me swooning fangirl moments.

    • rita01tx

      Heheheh! I was hopin’ you’d like my little surprise, Ipsita darlin’! Of course, it’s all on you for doin’ so well on your first multi-chapter fic *fist bump!*

  10. Thanks Rita 🙂
    didn’t read any of them, have wip on alert but I was reading complet stories
    and /Ithaca-is-Gorges is on my tbr list 🙂
    I was reading stories rec’d here
    This Side of the Equator
    Chain Reaction
    A Rough Start (rec’d by bev)
    and also I read it
    New student Bella Swan needs to break out of her shy exterior and her guidance counselor has the answer: tutoring. And Bella is too new to know she shouldn’t want to tutor Edward Cullen.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 35 – Words: 162,443 – Reviews: 6,887 – Favs: 10,265 – Follows: 3,179 – Updated: Dec 26, 2010 – Published: Apr 19, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5003930
    “It’s just a piece of plain notebook paper, college ruled, folded into a neat square, but it’s so much more than that. You’re right. I was oblivious to your existence. But then you sent me this letter.” It’s 1996 in Seattle, and Edward cares about blending in, not fitting in. Until Bella takes the time to really see him. BxE, all-human. Rated M for the usual reasons.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 37,836 – Reviews: 814 – Favs: 426 – Follows: 524 – Updated: Jun 12, 2015 – Published: Apr 17, 2015 – Status: Complete – id: 11189591

    great story in EPOV 🙂

    read also o/s from sheviking 🙂 what a O/s!

    • rita01tx

      Hi, Zveka darlin’! I’m happy to report I’ve read ALL the fics you mentioned and they are all superb! Got a real soft spot for Itzmegan73 so I hope she comes back with a new fic someday SOON!!!

  11. Ithaca is Gorges is one of my all time favorites. I love a parental love kind of story mixed in with the traditional romance.

    • rita01tx

      Hell’n I’m almost ready to read it again, LP darlin’! I can’t remember another fic that depicts Carlisle’s love and respect for Edward like this one! And, oh, so many beautifully poignant moments *sigh!*

      • Oh my dear gah I just finished Ithaca is Gorges. What an incredible, devastatingly heart-wrenching and beautifully intimate telling of NM from father and son’s POV. It’s going on my favorites list. I’m shook up by how raw I feel after reading this fic. Wow. Wow. Thanks for the incredible rec. It’s been on my list forever and I don’t know if I would have ever gotten around to it on my own.

        • rita01tx

          This is why we keep readin’ fanfiction, Kay darlin’! There are so many beautiful fics out there we haven’t gotten around to yet and this was certainly one of them!
          TNGUS is another…comin’ up in a minute!

  12. bevey99

    OMG, you girls just expanded my TBR a lot. So many recs so little time.
    So I’ll add one/two for y’all.
    The Confusing Life of Mr Doable
    By: SuddenlySandi
    Edward is a self-centered gay man who learns what real love means when his friendship with Bella takes a confusing turn. All Human
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 5
    Complete and sooo funny
    Penal Code
    By: BellaFlan
    Undercover Cop Edward Cullen wants some excitement on his beat. Bella, whom he mistakenly thinks is a hooker, desperately needs to snap out of her funk. How deep is Edward willing to go undercover to get the girl? COLLAB with FICTIONFREAK95! AH/Comedy
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 12
    again Complete and f”n hysterical
    Thanks, everyone for nurturing my addiction. mwah

    • rita01tx

      Haven’t read either of those, Bev darlin’, although the hooker one catches my eye every time I skate past it on my TBR LOL! But Mr Doable definitely sounds…well, doable LMAO!

    • These look great I’m gonna read them both. In the middle of a very sexy Ride the Wind by Iadorepugs but I’ll check these out next . Thank you!!☮️Beth

    • bevey99

      I have another that I started last night and finished this morning. Sooo damn funny. Has to be the best crack fic every. You will love this Jane. And look at the author.
      The Attraction Equation
      By: staceleo
      What do you get when a free spirited artist meets a persnickety CPA? A series of misadventures to find love surrounded by numbers crunching and body painting. Short chapters of silly written for Nicole Marie Masen.
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 46 – Words: 53,396 Complete

      • rita01tx

        Nobody does crack fic like Staceleo, Bev darlin’ *high five!* And what a prolific writer, although she hasn’t written anything lately *poutyface!*
        Still, I have enough of her fics still to be read to last me for a while LOL!

  13. rita01tx

    Okay, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned I’m readin’ The Naked Guy Upstairs (aka TNGUS) by AngryBadgerGirl and it’s one of those “why didn’t I read this sooner” fics! So fuckin’ awesome…for example, after the first ILYs sneaked out:
    “The things we said last night…we can leave them there. Come back and talk about them another time, when the idea of it doesn’t make us both so wound up?” I suggest in a soft voice.
    “Did you not mean what you said?”
    “Well, I did and I didn’t. What about you?”
    “I have to admit, I sort of feel the same way.”
    “Lots of people…who are friends,” I say, being very pointed with the word ‘friends.’ “Say ‘I love you.’ It’s not like we don’t care about each other. I respect you, want you to be happy. All those things.”
    “I feel the same way about you.”
    “There’s such a thing as Platonic love, right?”
    “Absolutely. Love through friendship. It’s an ancient concept.”
    “Mmhmm. There’ve been Platonic people running around since…”
    “I like the way you think, brown eyes.”
    “Thank you, Edward,” I say with a very serious expression. “People with their silly attachments to words and giving them these crazy connotations.”
    “I love it when you get so intensely linguistic.”
    “I thought you were cunning linguist around here.”
    “Oh my God. Something is wrong. Where’s Bella and what have you done with her?”
    What an enjoyable read! Let me know if you want the pdf… I’ll share!

  14. Jaysus all I just finished the feckin funniest fic I’ve read in well a while. https://m.fanfiction.net/s/8462766/1/That-s-A1
    That’s A1 » by The Irish Cullen A simple bet, see who can use a ‘coupla focail’ to get a ‘cailini’ into the ‘aul ‘leaba’, what could go wrong? Well Irish Boy Edward Masen is going to find, not just what could go wrong, but what could also go right. Not you’re typical Irishward. Drabble Fic! Now complete with Bella POV Chapter. Read and Review!
    Twilight, M, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 160, words: 89k+, favs: 620, follows: 590, updated: Mar 23, 2013 published: Aug 24, 2012, Bella, Edward

    It’s Drabble so don’t let chapter count scare you off if you don’t want to read the whole thing read the first 10 . It’s EPOV of their meet cute then the Epilogue which is BPOV. The dialogue and dialect had me laughing out loud. This is so witty.
    It’s a FECKIN RIDE I tell ye don’t be an eejit read it!😂🤣😂🤣🍀🍀🍀🍀 Fuckin A1 it’s the shite. * giggle snort*

    • rita01tx

      Oh, boy! I haven’t read a good Irishward in a loooong time! And now’s as good a time as any to check this one out now that I just finished A Bastard’s Girl by CaraNo! Of course, it was up to her usual standard of great story peppered with hot lemons *groan!*

  15. for info

    What do you do when your biological clock is ticking? Uh? You hit up your best friend’s brother for ‘donations’. Crazy little drabble fic with all the usual suspects. Edward/Bella-A/H-Humor-Lemons. All the fun stuff!
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 123 – Words: 59,201 – Reviews: 5,729 – Favs: 1,641 – Follows: 2,358 – Updated: Jun 21 – Published: May 3, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8080861

    will be pulled June 30 🙂

    • rita01tx

      Thanks for the heads up, Zveka darlin’! At least she gave adequate warnin’ unlike another author who has pulled a fic to rework it and repost. Thankfully, I wasn’t in the middle of readin’ it as all too often these “reposts” either stall before they finish or never happen at all *sigh!*

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