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Random Rita’s Read Along ~ Angel Series Part 4!

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Happy Saturday, ladies!

Well, here we are about to embark on our final read along of Deb’s Angel Series which ends with Part 4: Haunted Angel!

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/8519121/1/Angel-Series-4-Haunted-Angel

The FOURTH in the Angel Series. Its a year later. When the Cullens move to a new home, Edward begins to hear something he can’t explain. Is it a ghost or is he losing his mind? As always, there’s love, angst, and music, plus old friends & new. AU/slightly-OOC Canon couples E/B Lemons/language

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Mystery – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 391,137 – Reviews: 2,928 – Favs: 923 – Follows: 574 – Updated: Feb 3, 2013 – Published: Sep 12, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8519121

By now, I’m sure you remember what to do…

Step 1: Report to the startin’ line by lettin’ me know you’re in!

Step 2: Start readin’ and at least leave a review for Deb where you finish for the day!

Step 3: Come back here and report how many chapters you’ve read and what your thoughts are, so far!

Step 4: Definitely report back here when you finish!

Hope you’ve all enjoyed these read alongs as much as I have! Now, let’s get this show on the road!

READY? SET? GO!!!!

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Random Rita’s Read Along – Angel Series Part 3!

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Evenin’, ladies!

Y’all ready to continue our read along of Deb’s Angel Series with Part 3: An Angel’s Promise?

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/6203334/1/Angel-Series-3-An-Angel-s-Promise

The THIRD in the Angel series. We pick up where we last left off. Edward and Bella starting new in England…new friends, old friends…and lots of love, angst, and music. AU/slightly-OOC…and as always, lemons. Sequel to Broken Angel & Angel’s Embrace.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Adventure – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 46 – Words: 404,987 – Reviews: 2,650 – Favs: 1,197 – Follows: 458 – Updated: Aug 17, 2011 – Published: Aug 3, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 6203334

By this time, you should all know the drill, so…

Step 1: Report to the startin’ line by lettin’ me know you’re in!

Step 2: Start readin’ and at least leave a review for Deb where you finish for the day!

Step 3: Come back here and report how many chapters you’ve read and what your thoughts are, so far!

Step 4: Definitely report back here when you finish!

Last, but not least, remember this is not a race to see who can read fastest…we’re just havin’ fun together!

READY? SET? GO!!!!

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Random Rita’s Read Along – Angel Series Part 2!

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Evenin’, ladies!

We’re continuin’ our read along of Deb’s Angel Series with Part 2: Angel’s Embrace!

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/5564546/1/Angel-Series-2-Angel-s-Embrace

The SECOND in the Angel series. We are continuing in the lives of the Cullens, during their senior year at Dartmouth, when some new things develop in their lives. Will Edward and Bella be able to deal with the changes? AU/slightly-OOC. Rated M…lemons, language, violence. Sequel to Broken Angel.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Adventure – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 44 – Words: 370,821 – Reviews: 2,592 – Favs: 1,490 – Follows: 512 – Updated: May 23, 2010 – Published: Dec 7, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5564546

Since it worked so well with Part 1, the process will be the same, so…

Step 1: Report to the startin’ line by lettin’ me know you’re in!

Step 2: Start readin’ and at least leave a review for Deb where you finish for the day!

Step 3: Come back here and report how many chapters you’ve read and what your thoughts are, so far!

Step 4: Definitely report back here when you finish!

Just remember that this is not a race to see who can read fastest…we just want to have fun together!

READY? SET? GO!!!!

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Random Rita’s Read Along – Angel Series Part 1!

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To quote Alice: “It’s tiiiime!”

There’s been talk about a read along for Drotuno’s Angel Series for a while and, now that those of us who were readin’ her Gravity Series have all finished it, I thought I’d try to organize a bit better for Angel!

So, this is my idea…

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5134656/1/Angel-Series-1-Broken-Angel

The FIRST in the Angel series. This is my version of New Moon and beyond if Edward didn’t return for 2 years. Jacob is NOT the sweet boy everyone thinks he is. What kind of Bella did Edward come back to? How does she react? AU/OOC-somewhat…Future LEMONS! Rated M for a reason. R&R!

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Adventure – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 266,498 – Reviews: 2,444 – Favs: 2,821 – Follows: 821 – Updated: Dec 7, 2009 – Published: Jun 13, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5134656

Step 1: Report to the startin’ line by lettin’ me know you’re in!

Step 2: Start readin’ and at least leave a review for Deb where you finish for the day!

Step 3: Come back here and report how many chapters you’ve read and what your thoughts are, so far!

Step 4: Definitely report back here when you finish!

This is not a race to see who can read fastest…we just want to have fun together!

Hell’n we might even do it again if everyone likes the experience!

READY? SET? GO!!!!

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

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Evenin’, ladies!

Normally, I wouldn’t expect every single story in a series to just get better and better but I’m here to testify that Drotuno proves an exception to that rule!

Book 4, Fire & Ice, is certainly shapin’ up to be a worthy conclusion to the fuckhawt, action packed stories Deb has created with her Gravity Series!

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{banner by Beffers87}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9779631/1/Gravity-Series-4-Fire-Ice

FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Romance – [Bella, Edward] – Chapters: 22 – Words: 159,217 – Reviews: 2,605 – Favs: 1,267 – Follows: 876 – Updated: Jan 21, 2014 – Published: Oct 20, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9779631

Carlisle and Esme are in Moscow on Twi Tech business but Edward’s gut is churnin’ with trepidation so he gets Alice to hack into their hotel security/camera system only to discover his hunch was all too right!

“You gotta make a move, Dad,” I sang in a warning. “Go out shooting, or back up the stairs and we’ll find you another way, but you gotta move!” 

At this point, I didn’t give a fuck if he was arrested. At least then, they’d be safe, but the police were, so far, still absent.  

His eyes looked up at the camera. “You promised me, Edward. Now…where are my targets?” he asked, handing the one bag he was carrying to Esme and pulling his Glock back out. To Esme, he stated, “You’re gonna run straight. Stay low, keep running.” 

My nostrils flared with my temper, but I answered him. “From the door…ten o’clock and two o’clock. Aim at a downward angle; they’re below you in the bay. Esme, you’ve got no choice but to run straight out and to the left behind the box truck. 

On my mark…” I waited until the three men were in the perfect spot. “In three, two, one…go, go, go!” 

The stairwell door flew open, and my father shot twice, causing two men to fall to the floor. The laundry workers scattered, giving Esme enough coverage to get behind the box truck. However, despite my father’s flawless aim and lightning reflexes, the third man in the bay rounded his weapon on him.

“What is that?” Bella asked, but before we could see, Esme’s cry rang out.

“Stun gun,” Mickey said, rushing to my side. “They’re taking him.”

“Fuck me,” I growled, gripping my hair, because the two men coming in from the lobby were already on the task of grabbing up my father.

One thing’s for sure…hell fire is about to rain down on the bad guys who dared lay a hand on Carlisle Cullen!

“Everyone, on me.” When all work came to a halt and all eyes were on me, I said, “This isn’t fucking over. I need a crew. And I need you all sharp.”

“Kid, we’re all in,” Alec stated, his face as fierce as I’d ever seen it. “Carlisle wouldn’t leave us, and we won’t leave him.

You just tell us what you need.”

I sniffed, took a deep breath, and said, “Alice, I need a flight plan. It needs to be detailed, plotted with every fuel stop along the way. Jasper, Alec, I need the cargo hold of the chopper loaded up with everything we’ve got and supplies for a black-ops mission. Rose…remote access to you guys – laptops, satellite phones, tablets. I need access to info immediately and twenty-four-seven once we’re in the air.”

“Who are you taking?” she asked.

“I don’t know yet. I want to know what Eleazar thinks, but I’m pretty fucking sure that we’ll have to head all the way to Moscow and start from fucking scratch,” I said, locking gazes with my wife. “I can’t ask you to stay. I can see by your face you won’t fucking listen.”

She smirked, but it fell quickly. “You’re gonna need me, Jasper, Mickey, Alec, and Emmett.”

“Not to mention Kurt. Apparently, he’s fluent,” I said, eyeing the man in question.

“You never asked,” he snorted, shrugging a shoulder. “But yeah. My grandmother was Russian; she taught me.”

Nodding that I’d heard him, I looked back to Bella. “This is a hostage thing for you, isn’t it?”

“Yes,” she whispered, looking worried that I’d deny her, but in all reality, I’d need her.

However, leaving our kids behind was my biggest concern. But I also knew my wife, and having this situation so blatantly thrown in her face would bring back a shit-ton of bad memories, and with it, possible panic attacks. She loved my father as her own, and she wouldn’t just stay behind. She’d be useless at Aunt Kate’s, but with me, she’d be a sharp as hell force to contend with.

“There will be rules, sweetness.” I raised an eyebrow at her, knowing she’d understand. She’d have to listen to every damn word I had to say if she came along, but her ability to read info, her attention to detail, and her perfect fucking aim would be needed on this trip.

She nodded, but didn’t argue.

{Fastenin’ my seat belt before readin’ one more word!}

~oOo~

Again, I’m gonna have to remind my readers that 99.9% of my recs are for ADULTS ONLY which means if you’re under 18, kindly exit stage right!!!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5621687/1/Blue-Edward

What if blood weren’t the only scent of Bella’s that Edward smelled? How do you handle sitting next to someone who arouses your dormant sexual energy? A completed work.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Fantasy – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 101,467 – Reviews: 1,201 – Favs: 1,083 – Follows: 627 – Updated: Aug 24, 2011 – Published: Dec 29, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5621687

For those of you who haven’t read anything by Mrs. Cope, you’re in for a real treat!

I didn’t know what to do. I bent over my notebook, writing her name over and over, trying to think of something else, anything else that would ease the swelling in my pants and get her scent out of my mind.

“Hey. Edward.” Jasper stood at the door of the biology lab, sending me a quick nod of recognition. I saw his pupils dilate for a brief instant as he picked up on my pathetic arousal. “Still can’t talk to her without a stiffie?”

If it had been anyone else, I’d probably have been pissed, but Jasper said it all without judgment or ridicule. I could feel comfort rolling towards me suffused with relaxation and the icy muzzle of sexual revulsion that accompanied kissing your grandmother.

“Thanks, Jazz. Yeah, I’m still having ‘problems’.” I looked down at my crotch as my erection began to fizzle. “I can’t get her out of my mind. I don’t know what it is about her that just bothers me so.”

“Look, Edward. I know it’s har- I mean, tough. She’s pretty. She smells good. It’s been what, like a hundred years? You just gotta get a hold of yourself.” He stood across the desk from me as I gathered my things. “I mean, like literally, dude. Grab the reins.”

“Jasper, I’m trying,” I said, feeling as if I weren’t really trying, just whining. “I just don’t know what I’m going to do.”

Have you jerked off? Today? Like, recently?

“Jazz. What do you think.” He should know by now. Any more trips to the bathroom and people would begin to think I had a permanent case of the runs. I stood up, brushing the front of my t-shirt and pants back into smoothness.

We just worry about you, man.

My head flew up as my eyes met his. “Oh, Jesus God! You didn’t tell Alice, did you?” He looked down at his feet; his sheepish grin was as plain as an admission.

“Christ, Jasper! She’s my sister, for crying out loud!” I grabbed my books from the table, any vestiges of my erection sapped away in shame.

“Edward,” he started. “I didn’t want…”

“He didn’t tell me, stupid, I saw it.” Alice waited by the door, hand on hip with that impish smirk on her face. “And it isn’t like the is the first time, either. I have so many visions of you pulling on your dick I think I’m hiccupping.”

“Look. Just. Leave. Me. Alone.” I knew I couldn’t blush, and I’d never heard of a vampire dying of embarrassment, but I knew there was a first time for everything. I fished my keys out of my pocket. “Just take the damn car home. I’m going to walk.” I slammed the keys on the lab table and ran out the door at top speed.

Pretty sure Blue Edward refers to poor Edward’s blue balls *gigglesnort!*

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7339785/1/Crimson-Edward

At last, Edward has his Bella. Why, then, is he experiencing bouts of high anxiety and seeing red? This AU story follows the canon pairings with some unexpected twists from Edward’s point of view. Sequel to Blue Edward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Fantasy/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 25 – Words: 84,635 – Reviews: 540 – Favs: 230 – Follows: 203 – Updated: Sep 3, 2012 – Published: Aug 31, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7339785

So, finally gettin’ laid only brought a whole ‘nother set of problems for poor Edward!

The crimson veil ripened, blossoming around me, around her; if she touched me… Images of violence and lust danced in my head. “Bella, don’t… please…”

The plea broke her concentration, returning her gaze to my face. The red veil colored the chocolate of her eyes, and I saw in her the newborn she would become: strong, robust, unbreakable. Panting broke from my lips, hoarse and guttural, and I felt unable to catch my breath, choking. I knew her skin was tender, her flesh weak, but my need perverted my perception, driving me to near insanity, pushing me to take her, fuck her, ram my body into her. 

“Edward?” she whispered, now sitting in alarm. My thoughts flew into chaos as my mind flashed through the surrounding woods. Alice’s thoughts drifted into my head, her anxiousness for our return… Carlisle read a medical journal debating the cause of seizures in certain types of…The man hiking through the woods thought his fiancé was wrong about the disbanded campground… ‘Don’t go there. I can smell them from here. They’re having sex.’ *disgust* ‘Her scent is strong, but his is as heated as wildfire’… My body was rigid and my eyes unblinking, all senses filled with Bella, her smell, her sex, her eyes holding mine. I was everywhere, I was only here, I danced on the head of a pin, I flew through the air. 

“Edward? You’re scaring me,” she said, apprehension growing in her expression. She knelt before me, leaning to touch me. Oh, I was doomed, doomed.

There is an HEA but it’s one helluva ride to get there LOL!

Now, what fics held you spellbound this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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Evenin’, ladies!

Well, I might not have gotten as far into the 3rd episode of Drotuno’s Gravity Series as I’d planned but at least I got to the chapter where Bella completely loses her shit on an old flame of Edward’s who is currently their priority client  LOL!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7574955/1/Gravity-Series-3-Smoke-Mirrors

3rd in the Gravity Series. Carlisle brings a client to Gravity for protection, but there is more to this famous female singer than meets the eye. Bella, Edward, and crew not only will have to keep her safe but figure out who is threatening her. AH/Sequel

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Adventure – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 255,360 – Reviews: 3,188 – Favs: 1,657 – Follows: 805 – Updated: Feb 26, 2012 – Published: Nov 23, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7574955

A fiery, raging ire started to build quickly through me. I’d warned Kyra to back off, but she still wasn’t listening, and this time, she’d gone too far. She was fucking touching him. And it wasn’t just the fact that she was touching him; it was where she was touching him. The Cullen crest. My tattoo. The one he’d gotten to remind himself that family came first, and from the look on his face, she was completely violating it.

“This is new, Edward,” Kyra crooned.

Strong arms tried to reach for me, but my training kicked into overdrive. There wasn’t any stopping me. I dodged Edward’s grasp, spinning when he tried again, and swung hard at Kyra’s face. Not giving her a chance to catch her breath, I landed on top of her, causing sawdust to plume up around us. Before the bitch could bleed from the split lip I’d just given her, my gun was out of the small of my back and in her face.

I pulled the hammer back slowly, letting the satisfying sound of the metallic click to echo around her.

“Bella…” Edward called, but I couldn’t stop myself if I tried.

“I could kill you, you know,” I told her, my voice low as I wrapped a hand around her throat. “You won’t talk to him, you won’t look at him, and you certainly won’t fucking touch him. It’s one thing to not listen to my warnings, but it’s another to talk to my child like that. We’re done here. You’re no longer our responsibility. Period. You can fucking take your chances with FBI. And trust me when I tell you…that doesn’t always work,” I sneered, gripping her throat tighter.

The woodshed’s doorway filled up with people – crew, FBI, and Kyra’s people. I shook my head at them all.

Gator started for me, but Edward stopped him.

“Come near me, and I pull the fucking trigger. I’m not done here,” I warned them, turning back to her. “Yes, he turned you down,” I whispered so that only she could hear me, “and yes, he totally makes you feel safe. I get that, really, I do, but this wasn’t the way to go about it. He’s mine. You need closure? That’s all the closure you’re getting. You wanted safety? Well, that safety is just about to walk away.”

“Edward, please!” she begged, though it came out a little jagged, because my fingers squeezed just a little too tight. “I need him,” she rasped, her voice barely a whisper as she gazed up at me.

I pulled my hand back and let it fly, smacking hard across her face, but before I could do it again, I was pulled up and off of her, securely wrapped up in unforgiving arms.

“So do I! And you’re going to get him killed!” I said through gritted teeth, kicking at my captor. 

Of course, now both Kay and Zveka are waaaay ahead of me but I intend to make it up tomorrow…the good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t dry!

~oOo~

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11483103/1/The-Empty-Bag

After the disastrous birthday party that injured her arm, Bella can see that Edward is pulling away from her. Tired of staying away while Edward distances himself, Bella decides to start the conversation a day earlier than he had planned. But will it change anything? New Moon AU. COMPLETE.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 167,413 – Reviews: 1,665 – Favs: 1,168 – Follows: 1,232 – Updated: Apr 15, 2016 – Published: Sep 2, 2015 – Status: Complete – id: 11483103

Anyone who has had a bad break up with their high school boyfriend and still had to see him every day afterwards will relate to Bella’s plight!

Throughout the rest of the week, I can tell the news is slowly spreading about our break up. Luckily, most people leave me alone and very few people ask me about it. I think I have my friends to thank for that. Some boy in history started asking me about why we broke up and Mike jumped in and told the kid to shut up and mind his own business. I was surprised and gave him a relieved smile. Mike winked back and gave me a covert thumbs up. 

It was really tough telling them, but I’m glad I didn’t wait. I’ve had their support and friendship to get me through this week and every day with them has been less uncomfortable. It is nice to know that I have good friends who have my back when I need them. 

It makes me realize that I’ve kind of neglected those relationships. 

Edward and I were in our own little bubble most of the time and I would want to spend all my extra time with him. Now that it is no longer an option, it makes me happy to know that I still have other people to spend time with, if I want. I don’t have to sit around and feel sorry for myself. 

I’m not quite out of that stage yet.

This is where I knew we were in for a different Bella than the broken ghost of a girl from canon New Moon!

“We need to find you a rebound,” Jessica declares suddenly.

“Woah,” I exclaim, putting my hand up. “That is not happening.

Like ever.”

“Ever? Come on, Bella! That is what helped me get over Mike. I just found someone new to flirt with. It’s fun! It doesn’t have to be serious.”

“I have realized I’m not a casual kind of person.” I confess. “And anyway, boys are gross,” I tease, trying to joke.

“You think Edward is gross?” Jessica asks incredulously.

“No.” He’s so far from gross, it’s not even funny. But he is not a boy. “I meant other boys. They’re gross.”

“What are you? Nine? They don’t have cooties,” Jessica laughs.

“When they are no longer gross, I’ll let you know.” She huffs like she’s frustrated, but she’s also smiling. I’m obviously joking. Kind of.

Jessica leaves us to head to her own classroom, but Angela and I have this next one together. . . with Edward. I pause outside the classroom and take a deep breath before pushing the door open.

Edward is already in his desk, the one directly in front of mine.

“We’ve all got your back,” Angela says. “You know that, right?”

“I know.” I look at her and grab her hand for a second, giving it a grateful squeeze.

I walk up the aisle to my seat and try not to look at him, but of course I fail.

I meet his eyes and he smiles and mouths, “Gross.” I smack my hand over my face in embarrassment, trying to cover my sudden flaming blush. He smiles bigger when he sees my reaction.

We really, really need to stop talking about him at school.

No idea what possessed me to open the link last night but it turned into a marathon read lastin’ well into today until I finished all 32 chapters!

My apologies to the author for readin’ so fast I didn’t have a chance to leave any comments *BAD RITA!*

~oOo~

Before we move on to my WIP of the Week, will all the under 18’s kindly move along to a more kid friendly site?  Thanks!

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{banner appears to be by Clo Rodeffer aka HeartForTwilight}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10007002/1/Body-Art

Edward is a Bi sexual tattoo artist that just wants to find the perfect person but he is starting to realized that is not as easy as it seems. Until one night at work in they walked.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward, Jasper – Chapters: 7 – Words: 14,762 – Reviews: 264 – Favs: 417 – Follows: 638 – Updated: 4h ago – Published: Jan 9, 2014 – id: 10007002

When I make it to the counter, the sexy as sin couple is still here and it looks like they are fighting over something. Looking left to Rose, I see her just shaking her head and walking to the back. I place my smirk on my lips then knock on the countertop with my knuckles to get their attention.

When they both look up at me with lust in their hungry eyes, my forced smirk turns into a real smile. Now here is the tricky part of every meeting for me since I can’t speak. I raise my hands and sign, “Hi, can I help you guys with something?”

By some miracle, both Bella and Jasper know sign language and Bella explains the back piece she wants!

What neither of them realize is that Edward is NOT deaf and hears Bella askin’ Jasper if he as interested in Edward as much as she is!

“Sorry that I have waited until now to bring it up, but the way you were looking at him told me just how much you wanted it again and I knew you would never do it or bring it up on your own. Now I love you and I want you to sit and think about what I just said. We both want to mount this guy and if he is only into you then fine, but I get to watch!”

After Bella finishes, I am speechless and it has nothing to do with the fact that I can’t talk. Fuck! I could have both? Please, Jesus, I am a good man and I really want this.

While poly is not my usual genre of choice, this is a seriously hot, down and dirty, raunchy, funny as hell fic I could not resist!

A warnin’ up front…this author hasn’t completed any of her seven fics YET but, havin’ read what she’s written so far, I’m prepared to have a little faith that she will finish them as promised, despite her hectic RL!

So, what fics have had your attention this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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Hog heaven, ladies!

That’s where I am right now…smack dab in the middle of hog heaven, also known as Drotuno’s Gravity Series LMAO!

In fact, it looks like I’m gonna hangin’ around on Deb’s turf for awhile since the Angel Series is already tuggin’ on my shirttail {she’s gonna get sooo sick of me *snickers*}!

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{banner by Fallingsnow Winter}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7119225/1/Gravity-Series-2-Sin-Innocence

The sequel to Blood & Glory: Gravity’s business is booming, but what happens when a ghost from the past shows up, taking the only thing that matters? Can the team work together to fix it, or will they rip apart at the seams? Rated M E/B

Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 27 – Words: 264,549 – Reviews: 3,244 – Favs: 1,929 – Follows: 818 – Updated: Nov 19, 2011 – Published: Jun 26, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7119225

Everyone knows you NEVER get between a mama bear and her cub! Well, when someone has the audacity to take Edward and Bella’s daughter hostage, they have noooo idea the lengths her family will go to to get her back or the hell about to rain down upon them!

The crowd outside started to scream and run from the activity. I felt, rather than heard, Edward’s chopper blades as he swooped closer for Jasper and Eleazar. I could see Wes trying to guide innocent people out through the front doors as we got closer and closer to the exit, which was getting tougher to see with all the smoke inside the station.

I walked calmly out the doors, Walter’s gun still at my side, and I gave Wes a minute shake of my head when he flinched at the sight of me. I needed them to let me go. I needed to get to Bethy, even if it was being held against my will. And I needed to face the wrath of Walter and Lilith when they finally realized that they didn’t have a fucking dime.

Wes’ face held worry and anger, but it also held a vow that he would find me. His head spun when screeching tires pulled to a halt in front of the three of us. The side door of the old tan minivan slammed open, and Walter rushed me inside to the backseat.

“Get in and get down,” he ordered, looking over his shoulder as Rusty barreled his way out the front doors and dove in the van.

Edward’s chopper swung low and dangerous over the scattering crowd that was heading away from fire alarms and gunshots, the side doors open, with Eleazar hanging out one side and Jasper another.

A woman screamed in the middle of the street when a camo wearing man wrapped her hair around his hand and pointed a gun to her temple, yelling something at a nearby Fed. The D.O.A. member never stood a chance, because Jasper never missed. One resounding pop, and the man’s head snapped back. He hit the asphalt, causing the woman to stumble forward.

“Who the fuck are they?” Lilith gasped, her mouth hanging wide as she dove into the car beside me.

“Doesn’t matter,” Walter growled, slamming the minivan’s side door. “Go, Kurt. . . Drive! They won’t shoot while this bitch is in this car. She’s worth too much.”

He grabbed my ponytail, jerking it roughly and practically spitting in my face. “You’ll pay for this shit, Isabella,” he sneered, holding up a syringe. “You just couldn’t do as you were told, could you?” he asked, slamming the needle into my arm and depressing the plunger.

My world blurred completely out of focus into nothingness.

That was just the tiniest bit of the incredible action Deb gives us in Book 2 but it’s enough for you to see why I’m so invested in this story…oh, and this, too!

The nurse behind the counter looked like someone had stunned her, and my eyebrows shot up high when I realized it was my husband that had her completely mesmerized. It was something I was used to, because he was absolutely gorgeous, without a doubt. Add the little sweet clone on his lap, and he created fodder for fantasizing females everywhere. I understood it. In fact, I couldn’t blame them. 

The beautiful part was that all the credit went to Edward. He was completely and utterly ignorant to every stare, every gasp, every bite on a bottom lip, every roaming eye that took in his entire being, and every groan that he had the ability to bring out in women. His whole world was me and the little chatterbox on his lap, and anything outside of that just wasn’t important to him. 

That being said, that didn’t mean that these women didn’t. . . try. I’d seen waitresses slip him phone numbers, cashiers drop every penny in their hand so they could show off their cleavage, and don’t get me started on what his mere presence could do when he worked out at a hotel gym – something I’d almost put an end to the last time we took a trip. One poor girl just about fell off the fucking treadmill as he lifted weights in the corner. He was innocently deadly, and that just made him all the more attractive.

*Swoon…THUD!*

~oOo~

As my WIP of the Week, I’m very pleased to bring you Christa’s latest fic!

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{banner by MariaCarro}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12154644/1/The-Devil-s-Plan

Banned from Heaven for thinking himself above God, Lucifer bides his time searching for a way to gain his reentry into Heaven and taking the throne of God for himself. He has waited centuries for the one he needs to be born. The lives of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are about to be changed forever, if they are not strong enough for the fight ahead, mankind will pay the price.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 13 – Words: 59,413 – Reviews: 291 – Favs: 120 – Follows: 232 – Updated: Jan 16 – Published: Sep 18, 2016 – id: 12154644

Edward Cullen’s father and brother are very unhappy campers!

“This is bullshit!”

“Emmett Michael Cullen, you watch your mouth.”

Edward hung his head as he watched his older brother visibly struggle to keep his anger in check over his father’s announcement that the family would be leaving Seattle for a tiny dot on the map called, Forks.

“That little shit fucks up and I lose everything I’ve worked for? You guys can go wherever you want, but I’m not leaving.” The force of Emmett’s chair hitting the wall as he stormed from the table and out of the room shook the walls of the substantial house.

“That went well.” Esme Cullen glared at her husband before reaching for her ever present wine glass.

“Es, don’t start.” Her husband warned.

Edward lifted his eyes to see his parents glaring at each other.

“Please don’t fight.”

Both of his parent’s turned to him as if just realizing he was there.

“This is all my fault. Please don’t yell at each other.”

Edward felt his father’s glare as his mother moved from her seat to put a comforting hand on her youngest son’s back.

Carlisle opened his mouth to reiterate that indeed their current predicament was Edward’s fault, but thought better of it when he looked into the regretful eyes of his son and the lines of worry and sadness on his wife’s beautiful face.

“Yes, well, this family needs to move forward. Forks will give us all a fresh start. I need to go to the hospital and start preparing my patients’ files for transfer.” Carlisle grabbed his keys from the side table and followed in the wake of his older son’s prior departure.

“Honey. . . ”

“No. Mom, why don’t you just send me away? Send me to grandma in Chicago or military school? Why disrupt the whole family? I was the one who fucked up. I should be the one to leave.”

Esme tamped down the need to reproach him for his language as she looked into the sad green eyes of her baby, the son she’d failed.

“Baby, everything will be fine. We’ll put this behind us. You’ll see.”

Edward nodded at her assurances, but in his head, he was already planning the garden he would help her grow, the extra chores he would do to make things up to his brother and then, well, he didn’t know how to fix things with his father, but he’d keep trying.

Awww, poor baby…what could he have possibly done that was so bad? And how will Bella make it better?

There were two things that Bella knew for certain about Edward Cullen: first, he needed a friend and she was going to do everything in her power to be a friend to him and second, there was a dark cloud hanging over the Cullen family that she feared if not dispelled soon, would damage the family forever.

I’ve been a fan of Christa’s since she posted her first one shot back in 2011 and, if she keeps writin’ like this, I’m prepared to follow her for years to come…join me!!!

~oOo~

Now, normally I don’t revisit fics I’ve already rec’d but I’m gonna make an exception for Gabby’s Rescue Ink as I’ll explain below!

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{Edward manip by Clo Rodeffer, HeartforTwilightProductions / banner by Gabby’s daughter, Shawna!}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11895298/1/Rescue-Ink

Carlisle Cullen is a pillar of the community. He’s a humane veterinarian/philanthropist who owns an animal hospital & shelter. He’s a loving husband, a devout father, & his three sons follow in his footsteps as well as on a Harley. They’re tattooed bad boys who right the wrong to protect & save. They have hearts that fall in love with the blink of an eye. Well, except for Edward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 39 – Words: 84,081 – Reviews: 3,475 – Favs: 1,027 – Follows: 1,728 – Updated: Jan 26 – Published: Apr 14, 2016 – id: 11895298

So, if you’ve been followin’ the story, Rose had a problem carryin’ her babies to term and Bella calls on her surrogate grandmother, Annie Mae, to help with a little voodoo magic…the good kind! As a result, Rose is now pregnant with twins!

To add to the joyous news, both Jasper and Edward announce to the family that, in fact, Alice and Bella are pregnant, as well!

Carlisle and Esme have their heads together with Annie Mae. Edward and I watch with interest. 

Esme finally sits up and loudly whispers. “Multiples?” 

Annie Mae just grins.

Oops! Seems there was a slight miscalculation on Annie Mae’s part LMAO!

To celebrate, Gabby has decided to have a contest where everyone gets to guess who’s having what…from twins to triplets or quads…girls, boys or both! {I’ve already submitted my guess *fingers crossed!*}.

She will send the winner or winners a treat or two from New Orleans and I guaran-damn-tee you gettin’ actual mail from NOLA is a real kick!

Now, remember Rose will have twins but will she have 2 girls, 2 boys or 1 of each?

If you’d like to get in on Gabby’s goodies from NOLA, leave her a review at the last update or send her a PM and let her know your thoughts…GOOD LUCK!!!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Rob Attack

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Evenin’, ladies!

Anyone don’t believe in miracles, I’m here to prove you wrong! After a hiatus of three years and some change, Catastrophia managed to hit the ball right outta the park and bring Me and Mr Cullen home COMPLETE!

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That was me when I saw the updates pop up in my inbox…two in a row *THUD!*

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7925096/1/Me-and-Mr-Cullen

It was just a long weekend in Vegas, so how did eighteen year old high school senior Bella Swan end up married to thirty one year old movie exec, Edward Cullen? This is the story of their awkward life. Rated M for future lemons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 39 – Words: 142,116 – Reviews: 8,859 – Favs: 6,306 – Follows: 7,594 – Updated: Jan 7 – Published: Mar 15, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 7925096

After a fun day of seein’ the sights of Las Vegas, followed by a sumptuous dinner and too much champagne, the Vegas cliché…

A deep groan escaped the chest beneath my head. How did this happen? My gaze flitted around, realizing that I was not in my hotel room. My eyes shot down, and I sighed when finding my dress was still on and so was most of his suit. Though his shirt was unbuttoned enough to reveal the sculpted chest beneath.

One of the hands moved up and brushed the hair from my face before tilting my head back. Edward’s emerald eyes widened when they met my brown.

“Jesus-fucking-Christ!” he cursed.

His eyes squeezed shut and he pinched the bridge of his nose between his thumb and forefinger. I don’t know why, but his reaction made my chest tighten. I needed to leave, get away, now.

Using the hand on his chest, I pushed up, lifting me from the bed and his warmth.

“I. . . have to go,” I whispered.

He opened his eyes at my movement, and his hand reached out, grabbing mine as I tried to remove it from his chest.

“Wait. . . What the hell is that?” he questioned and my eyes followed his down to the large diamond ring I was sporting.

“I don’t know. It was there when I woke up.”

Quickly, he jerked his other arm out from underneath my body, his eyes widening when a white gold band reflected in the light.

“Oh, my God!” I gasped. “Did we. . . I. . . how. . . ”

“I don’t know, but I think so,” he replied to my incomplete and incoherent questions, the same running through his own mind.

Jumping up, he staggered, grabbing his head and stumbling back to the bed. Trying again, slowly, he walked across the room to the table and picked something up from the glass top.

He picked up another item, and then began mumbling and chanting ‘fuck’ over and over.

“What is it?” I asked, though I had a feeling I knew what it was already.

“Well, Mrs. Cullen, it’s our marriage certificate.”

Fuck. Me.

Each assumed the other regretted the deed and the word annulment was bandied about but a clearer head prevailed!

“There you are! I didn’t think you’d be out all night. Hope you two had fun!” she exclaimed with a wink and ushered us in.

I wanted to face palm myself from her reaction. My mom was actually hoping I had sex with him?

“I’m surprised to see you as well, Edward,” she said, smiling at him.

“Well, hurry on in, check out is in two hours and I want to get another few minutes in at the casino before we head out.”

“Actually, Renee, we have something to tell you before that,” Edward started before announcing. “We got married last night.”

Her eyes were almost bugging out of her head as she looked between us.

“Don’t worry, Mom, we’re going to get an annulment,” I said hurriedly.

“Why?” my mother asked and she was genuinely confused.

What the hell?

Only my mother. Rational people knew why.

“Because, this was a mistake. We just drank too much Champagne.

She’s only eighteen, Renee,” Edward pointed out.

“So. You’re married now; why not give it a try?” Renee questioned like it was the most obvious answer.

“She’s eighteen and still in high school! We live in different states,” he argued.

“Edward, do you like her?” she asked pointedly.

“That’s irrelevant.”

“Just answer, please,” she requested.

Edward’s eyes widened. “Well. . . yes.”

“Good. She’ll go home with you, and I’ll send her things.”

“What?” Edward and I cried at the same time.

“Mom?” I looked at her inquisitively, my chest tightening. Was she trying to get rid of me?

“Oh, Bella, sweetheart,” she said and wrapped her arms around me.

“Why?” I asked softly, my voice quivering.

“I see your why and raise you a how. How do you two know this wasn’t meant to be? Maybe this was destiny hitting you both over the head,” she explained and turned to Edward. “Is that really your only concern, Edward, her age?”

“I. . . ummm.. . she’s in her senior year.”

“Yes, and it’s only the fall semester. She can easily enroll in classes where you live,” she stated and then sighed. “Look, Edward, there must have been something about her that interested you, otherwise you wouldn’t have asked her to marry you. You bought a ring and said ‘I do’. It doesn’t matter how much you had to drink, that was what you did. Drinking is not an excuse to wipe everything away in the morning. You two are married. Deal with it.”

Well, dealin’ with it AND the reaction of Edward’s family prove to be Bella’s real education…oh, that and what she learns from Edward in the bedroom and you’ll have to read to follow his class with her LMAO!

~oOo~

If there was a category of fics called “How The Hell Did I Miss This One?” Drotuno’s Gravity Series would be at the top of the list, which I’ve discovered to my great delight…after much urgin’ from Zveka! She’s even got Kay readin’ along with me while  she’s re-readin’ for the umpteenth time LOL!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6755101/1/Gravity-Series-1-Blood-Glory

The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Canon couples. AH/AU. Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 33 – Words: 302,953 – Reviews: 4,752 – Favs: 3,790 – Follows: 1,407 – Updated: Jun 25, 2011 – Published: Feb 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6755101

Edward Cullen is a soldier for hire that works for his father, Bella Swan is a Private Investigator and the daughter of Carlisle Cullen’s best friend, Charlie. When Bella goes missing, Carlisle employs his own band of mercenaries, including his son to find her and protect her. What happens when Bella finds out that her father’s business partner and best friend isn’t exactly what he said he was? What happens when Bella discovers that the boy she met one time is now an efficient military killing machine? And what happens when she decides that it doesn’t matter? But what kind of Bella does Edward find?

First time Bella meets Edward:

I was twelve years old when I met the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen. He was sweet, kind, funny, and had the most adorable speech impediment. He stuttered. A lot. He was shy – very shy – with crazy hair and a crooked smile, but it was his eyes I remembered the most.

Green. They were piercing green, framed with long, dark eyelashes women would give an appendage for. He had a round face – still somewhere between boyish and teen – and smooth, pale skin.

The next time Bella comes face-to-face with Edward years later:

I heard running steps and a door open, but it was a loud boom that made my mind come undone, because suddenly, I was plunged into complete blackness. Miller had turned the lights off on me, but it had never been this dark, because the light from upstairs had always filtered dimly from underneath the door. But this…this was like someone had taped my eyes closed, like I had gone entirely blind. And that scared the shit out of me, because it wasn’t so bad when I could see shit coming my way, and now I couldn’t.

The table I was lying on shook with the force of whatever had exploded.

Another, smaller, explosion happened right above my head, causing dust to fall onto my face, and I started to struggle under the tight leather straps that Miller had around me. I was going to burn right on that table.

Quieter, yet unsure, footsteps came down the stairs, a flashlight behind them, and I started to hyperventilate. I couldn’t breathe, see, or even formulate a clear thought.

“Easy, Bella,” a smooth, velvet, but so very calming voice met my ears, and all I knew was that it wasn’t Miller.

I dissolved into hysterics.

“Shh…it’s okay, it’s okay,” he said, his fingers struggling to slide under the leather straps. “I need to get…something to cover you up…”

“Don’t leave me…” I panicked, grabbing at whatever I could get a hold of once my arms were free. “Please…don’t…” I cried.

“Okay, I won’t, I swear,” he sighed, freeing me from the rest of my restraints. He stepped back just a little, covering me up with what felt like a leather jacket. “Can you hold on?” he asked gently.

I nodded, allowing him to wrap my arms around his shoulders. Warm, strong arms slipped underneath my legs, lifting me up as if I weighed nothing, and I curled into him, unable to stem my tears.

He smelled like leather and comfort and man. He smelled like strength and warmth, and I gave in, because I was too tired, too beaten to fight.

Once he’d carried me up the stairs, I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.

Should you decide to join us, I promise you won’t regret it!!!

~oOo~

Hold onto your hearts, ladies, ’cause you will not believe how fast you fall completely in love with Edward in Bornonhalloween’s latest jewel, courtesy of the P.S. I Love You Contest!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286291/1/Old-School

He’s old school, and I think I like it! 2nd Place Judges’ and Public Votes, P.S. I LOVE YOU CONTEST.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 6 – Words: 12,810 – Reviews: 615 – Favs: 358 – Follows: 599 – Updated: Jan 10 – Published: Dec 23, 2016 – id: 12286291

Of course it starts pouring because I actually flat-ironed my hair this morning. I hunch my shoulders as if playing turtle might stop the raindrops from landing on my head and my skintight clothes. If only I had a real waterproof shell to escape into.

Come on, 51! If the bus arrives before my T-shirt gets soaked through, this day might not be a total disaster.

A body shuffles behind me; the rain stops—or at least, it stops falling on me. A soft pitter-pat above my head muffles the noise pollution of the city street. Any other day, I would shrug away from a stranger’s umbrella. Today, I can’t afford to be prickly. 

Craning my neck, I take a cautious peek at the pavement behind me. A man’s brown loafers, almost twice the size of my own open toed sandals, stand firm against the water droplets ricocheting off the sidewalk. My gaze ventures up his tan corduroy pants, just reaching his thigh when a deep voice startles me.

“Sorry, didn’t meant to scare you. I hope you don’t mind.” 

My focus jumps to the man’s face—a handsome, grown-up face framed by a close-trimmed salt-and-pepper beard. A hint of a smile brushes his cheeks, mirrored in his silvery-blue eyes.

“Not at all. Thanks, actually.”

His grin widens. “It goes against my grain to let a lady get wet.”

Coming from any other guy, that line would definitely ring the creeper bell. Something about this man—maybe the crinkles etched at the corners of his eyes and lips—lends a sense of depth that instantly sets me at ease. Or maybe his swoon-worthy smile has lulled me into a false sense of security.

“I appreciate that.”

“My pleasure.” He steps close to my side, creating a safe, dry island for two.

Such a sweet and saucy first meetin’ as they share an umbrella and a seat on the bus. Of course, this isn’t the last time she sees him!

With trembling fingers, I pull a cocktail napkin off the stack and set it neatly in front of him. “Welcome to Hooters, Umbrella Man.”

My voice sounds steadier than I feel.

“I told you you’d get the job.”

So he had. “You come here often?”

He chuckles. “No. I had to come see for myself. . . ” What he’s come to see becomes apparent as his eyeballs hit the “HOOTERS” stretched across my chest. “Bella. Suits you.”

“Well, that doesn’t seem fair. Now you know my job and my name.”

“I’m Edward.” He offers his hand, and I take it before remembering mine is damp and chilly from handling cold beverages and wet cloths.

“Sorry, my hand is—”

His grip tightens as I try to pull away. “Incredibly soft,” he says, holding my gaze as firmly as my hand.

A shiver races up my arm. “Edward? Not Eddie or Ed? Or Ted?”

“Never Ted. Eesh!” No, I suppose, not Ted for the man who brings his mother flowers.

“Edward, then. That suits you, too. Very old-school.”

“Ouch.” He releases me and claps his hand to his chest.

“I like it. It’s different.”

“Old and different. Maybe I should quit while I’m behind.”

“Can I buy you a drink, Edward?”

“To make up for all the insults?” He gives me a fake-wounded pout I don’t buy for a second.

“Let’s call it a trade for the umbrella.”

Old School might be older but it’s nothin’ Bella can’t deal with and he’s not holdin’ back, either! Oooh, I really look forward to the updates on this one!

What fics are keepin’ you warm on a cold winter’s night?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Rob Attack

 

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Evenin’, ladies!

Lookie what Sandy Claws got me for Christmas! A brand new office romance with Snarky Bella and Assholdward LOL!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290095/1/The-Last-One

It’s the hottest book of the season, every kid wants it. When two people who often clash at work go head-to-head for the last one on the shelf, who will come up the winner? A holiday fic written from a Pay it Forward prompt and for my Secret Santa last year, thank you again.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 5 – Words: 8,550 – Reviews: 449 – Favs: 234 – Follows: 416 – Updated: 19h ago – Published: Dec 25 – id: 12290095

Edward’s assistant goes on maternity leave but ultimately decides she’d rather stay home with her twins than come back to work. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Edward proposes to make Bella’s temporary position permanent!

“What is in it for me?”

His eyes narrowed again. “What do you mean?”

“Let’s see, you have no choice, you need me as you explained. However, I do have a choice. My contract ends in two weeks, I could simply walk away. You’ve given me nothing but hell for two months, why should I stay?”

“You’ve seen the package and benefits, I’ll throw in five percent more, and an extra week vacation time.”

“I’ll take the extra week, but ten percent more and Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve off next week.” The office was closed for Christmas and New Year’s Day, but Mr. Cullen had calls and video conferences scheduled around the holidays.

“Oh, um, thank you.” He nodded, waiting for something else. “Do we have a deal, Mr. Cullen?”

“No.”

Bella pursed her lips. “What do you want?”

“New Year’s Eve; I need you here.”

“All night?” she asked. He nodded once again. “And you’re agreeing to my pay raise and extra week?”

“You drive a hard bargain, Miss Swan. Yes, I’ll agree to your terms.”

She smiled as she stood up, holding out her hand for his as he rose to his feet. “You have yourself a deal, Mr. Cullen.”

“Good, now go get me some coffee, make a fresh pot.” He said it with such authority that normally she would snap right to it, but if he wanted her to work for him, some things had to change. She waited, even after his dismissal, his attention already on his planner. “Is there something else, Miss Swan?” he asked without looking up.

“I know you have an eidetic memory, so use it to figure out why I’m still waiting.”

He looked up at her, his eyes narrowing again. “You’re pushing your luck, Miss Swan.”

She batted her lashes and smiled sweetly, adding a little wink that seemed to make him smile. Though he covered it quickly, adding a gruff, “please,” to his request.

She walked out of his office with a bounce in her step and swing in her hips, singing Christmas carols.

Edward sat back, watching the delectable Miss Swan, and wondered what circle of hell she was sent from to torment him.

This fic is so much fun…just try to resist!

~oOo~

It’s been a good while since we’ve had a good RockStarward so I jumped onto this one the instant I read the summary!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12219270/1/Where-I-Belong

Bella Swan never expected superstar Edward Cullen to wander into Walgreen’s and she never expected him to change her life.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Bella – Chapters: 8 – Words: 23,663 – Reviews: 272 – Favs: 213 – Follows: 471 – Updated: 3h ago – Published: Nov 4 – id: 12219270

Bella glanced at the clock for what felt like the thousandth time that night. 11:42. It was like that time keeping monster was running more slowly just to spite her. She gave it the finger. She dropped the accusing finger quickly when the doors slid open.

“Welcome to Walgreens,” she said slapping on her retail smile.

The grunt that came from the ball cap clad gentleman wasn’t inviting but it was retail standard. Customers had a habit of forgetting the people behind the counter were real, live humans who addressed them. Bella felt her smile fade and she turned her gaze back to the clock. 11:43. Rat bastard clock.

She moved from around the counter to the magazine rack to straighten the misplaced gossip rags. She read the headlines without much consideration. Leo was dating another model. Brad and Angie were splitting up. . . again. Blake Shelton did something redneck. A Kardashian did something trashy. Edward Cullen was spotted hand in hand with the star of some new drama that Bella would never see.

Bella wrinkled her nose. The allure of life where your every move was media headlines was lost on her. She didn’t aspire to notoriety. Her goals were more along the lines of having enough funds to move out of her dad’s place. She hoped that if she really worked hard, that place would have a fridge filled with Killian’s instead of Bud Light.

“Excuse me,” the guy from earlier was at the counter. The only item he placed there was a bottle of wine.

“Sorry,” Bella told him slapping on the retail smile again as she headed over. “Just tidying up.”

“No problem,” he replied without looking up from his fishing expedition in his wallet.

His voice was nice. Melodic. And, bonus, he spoke real words to her instead of grunting this time.

“May I see your ID?” Bella asked picking up the wine.

“Uh. . . ”

His hesitation made Bella’s nerves twinge. No freaking way was she getting into it with some underage punk who wanted to give her shit ten minutes before close. Then he looked up and she understood. Her mouth dropped open. Her eyes darted to the magazines she’d just organized.

“You’re Edward Cullen,” her tone was way more accusatory than she meant for it to be.

He looked both hesitant and amused.

“I am,” he agreed.

Bella felt her nose wrinkle. Words were out of her mouth before she could put them together the right way. The right way being something without profanity.

“What the fuck are you doing in Forks?”

What the fuck indeed?

He could think of at least a thousand things he’d rather do than trek off to some Podunk town in Washington to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Carlisle Cullen. He’d rather have a sex tape with the ugly Kardashian leaked. He’d rather do Kimmel after swallowing a bucket full of acid. He’d rather cover Celine Dion for the rest of eternity.

To say Edward’s relationship with his father is a train wreck is puttin’ it mildly! Still, he might just have found another reason to come back to Forks…a girl who treats him like a normal human being!

With her backpack across her shoulders, she headed down the cemetery path and through the wrought iron gates. The walk back home would be nice. Forks was quite on Sundays, with folks at church or home doing the family thing. The streets were nearly empty, and Bella felt the sadness that crept in drifting away again.

For a while, after her mom died, Bella was scared of the sadness.

She was scared that she would be devoured by it, just like her mom was. Even though she had lived in Forks for a few years, she was still on the outskirts of the kid populace. She wasn’t bullied but she didn’t really have a circle either.

Bella’s attention was caught when the sleek SUV that was driving by eased to a stop along the sidewalk in front of her. Her curiosity was peaked but many, many SUV reruns with her dad made her ease off to the opposite side of the walkway. As she approached, she saw the passenger side window was down. Behind the wheel was the fuck-hot man she’d just been telling her mother about.

“Hey little girl, need a ride?” he quipped.

Bella felt her mouth curve up in a smile and her heart started to pound.

“Got any candy?” she asked reaching for the door.

~oOo~

Creepy as hell but it’s Drotuno and, as impossible as it seems at first glance, I’m trustin’ her to take us to a happy place in the end!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12270478/1/Even-In-Death

A month after losing his wife, Edward Masen was taking it one day at a time, trying to simply survive the torrent of grief. Surrounded by memories of their life together and messages she left, he was already questioning his sanity when his phone lit up in the middle of the night… with her picture and number. EPOV/OOC/AU

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Supernatural – Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 13,553 – Reviews: 553 – Favs: 462 – Follows: 698 – Updated: Dec 26 – Published: Dec 12 – id: 12270478

Plus, I’m a sucker for any fic that includes a cat!

Resetting my alarm for just a bit earlier, I fell back on the bed, smiling over at Steve, who barely shifted when the bed moved. One long, orange paw stretched out, finally covering his eyes.

“Right, right. . . Turn the light out, human. Got it.” I chuckled, reaching over to shut off the light.

The room went dark, except for the street light outside beaming in through the window. I closed my eyes and pulled the covers up, trying to relax after the long, strange day. Just as I was about to roll over, the sound of my phone buzzing across my nightstand had my eyes snapping open.

Once I’d grabbed the phone, my heart stopped and my hand shook so badly I almost dropped the phone to the floor. As it was, it landed on the bedside table with a thump, still continuing to vibrate. But it was who was calling that had my brow breaking out into a sweat.

My wife’s happy smile, a picture I’d taken just a few months ago, lit up the screen of my phone. Her number. Her face. It didn’t make sense. She was gone, and so was her phone.

Swallowing thickly, I swiped my thumb across the screen to answer.

“Who is this?” I answered angrily.

There was a sudden inhale of breath, but whoever was on the other end didn’t say anything.

“How did you get this phone!?” I yelled, starting to shake with anger and heartbreak. “Answer me, dammit! Where did you find it?!”

There was that same whispering that sounded like static, and then the phone beeped that the call had been ended.

I wanted to throw my phone, but at the same time, I wanted answers. My first assumption was that some kids had found my wife’s phone and were playing around. But deep down, somewhere in the depths of my soul, I wanted her back. And as crazy as it sounded, I’d take whatever I could, even though I knew it wasn’t possible. My wife had died almost a month and a half ago.

Geez, the hairs on my arms just stood on end readin’ this again *shudder!*

~oOo~

The gore factor is strong in this one LMAO!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12269910/1/Quarantine

This could have been your typical high school romance. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Live happily ever after. But when a deadly illness breaks out in Forks, students at Forks’ High have to put the romance aside and do what they can to stay alive. Even if that means losing a few friends along the way. Rated M ExB

Rated: Fiction M – English – Horror/Romance – Chapters: 4 – Words: 6,466 – Reviews: 193 – Favs: 154 – Follows: 312 – Updated: Dec 27 – Published: Dec 12 – id: 12269910

Just then, the bells rings, and the lunchroom erupts in the chaos that is “making it to your next class on time.”

“I’ll see you next hour.” Edward grabs his belongings and joins the masses. We’re herded like cattle, out the tiny double doors that lead from the cafeteria into the halls, and disperse from there.

I make a quick stop at my locker and turn to go to my next class when I see her.

Tanya walking, more like stumbling down the hall. She trips over her own feet and falls into a small group of people. She doesn’t get up right away, her shoulders heave up and down like she’s trying to catch her breath.

“Tanya, are you okay?” One of her friends rushes to her side.

“No. I can’t breathe,” she gasps. “I can’t.” She starts to cough, so violently that she falls again, this time onto the ground.

As soon as she does, everyone around her gasps. Her face has these strange spots all over it, almost like pimples, but they’re huge and raw. The next time she coughs, blood spurts from her mouth like an erupting volcano.

“Oh my God. . . ” I whisper, instinctively backing up.

Mr. Franklin, the math teacher, steps out into the hallway to see what the commotion is. When he spots Tanya, he immediately springs into action.

“Everyone, back up. Back up, people!” He kneels down beside Tanya and checks her out. She coughs again, spewing another rain of blood.

Mr. Franklin backs away, shocked, his shirt and his face dotted with red spots. “Oh, dear.” He turns to another student. “Call 911!”

By that time, more teachers and students had gathered. I’m frozen, standing by my locker with my hands gripping my books so tightly that I can’t feel my fingers.

“Come on, guys. Let’s give her some room. Ambulance is on the way.” Principal Walters starts pushing all of the students back, urging them to get to class while they tend to Tanya.

I force myself to look away and robotically walk to my next class, one foot in front of the other.

Edward is already in his seat, seemingly blissfully unaware of what’s going on in the hallway. He’s got his headphones in, working on his homework before class starts.

I plop down beside him, still shaking and unable to speak. When he finally notices me, he immediately pulls his headphones off.

“Bella? What’s wrong?” He asks.

“Did you see her just go down?” A student says, walking in the door.

“No, but I saw the blood, man. It was all over Mr. Franklin’s face!” Another says.

As the classroom fills with students, all chattering about Tanya, Edward seems to get a good idea of what happened without me uttering a single word.

Our teacher tries to run a normal class for about five minutes before she realizes it’s not going to happen and declares it a study hour.

A text ringer goes off on someone’s phone. Then another one. Then another one. The teacher doesn’t bother yelling at anyone for it.

As each student reads their texts, the talk starts.

She started bleeding out of her eyes, nose, ears, and mouth.

She was convulsing as they took her out in the ambulance.

And the final one. The worst one.

She’s dead.

So, what do Mike Newton, a wild party and a dead deer have to do with anything? You’re gonna have to read to find out!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

ROB ATTACK

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

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Evenin’, ladies!

Today’s recs are so excitin’, I could hardly wait to bring ’em to you!

Along with two of our favorite authors, I have two others you may not have heard of but certainly won’t forget if you read their fics!

Now, it’s been a couple years but the dynamic duo of Drotuno and Jen Rar, writin’ as Sarge’s Girls, are back with a vengence *woo hoo!*

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Sixth sense: a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses. Humans use 10% of their brain, but it’s been proven that those with a sixth sense use more. Some wish to harness that power. With a target on us, sixxers are hunted as we try to stay hidden, blending in with the average world around us…when we are anything but average. AH ExB

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Romance – Words: 5,109 – Reviews: 221 – Favs: 368 – Follows: 579 – Published: Jul 10 – id: 12042869

Eleven-year-old Edward and nine-year-old Alice find themselves stuck in a mental institution until Carlisle Cullen comes along…

“What you can do, Edward, is a sixth sense. It’s a part of your mind that works differently than most human beings. Alice’s too. There are more of us out there in the world than you think.”

“You?” Alice whispered, but a small smile curled her mouth as she saw flashes of his decisions to come here. “You can…sense us. Six…”

“Sixxers.” Dr. Cullen chuckled softly, tapping her chin lightly. “I can. Very good, Alice. And I knew I’d find two of you here.”

“No one should know. We’re freaks!” I snapped, starting to stand up.

“We’re different, yes,” he agreed, setting a hand on my shoulder. I wanted to flinch away from him, manipulate him into just finishing up on Alice, but my curiosity overrode everything. “Some will tell you we’re better, more evolved than everyone else. Others will tell you that we’re possessed by devils, but I personally will tell you that you can learn to control it, to hone your skills into something useful. There are some out there who will exploit what you can do. Some will use you for terrible things.”

My brow furrowed at that. “Like my parents.”

Dr. Cullen frowned. “What did your parents do, son?”

“They…they…wanted me to listen,” I told him, tapping my temple. “ATM PIN numbers, bank-account numbers, lock combinations. Then…then they wanted me to break open places. They wanted me to make people do things for them.

When we got caught, they tried to bribe their way out. No one believed them, and they were arrested. I was brought here.”

His eyes warmed to that. “You made that happen, didn’t you? Helped get them caught.”

I looked down at the floor and then out the window, where I could see what I’d done outside in the courtyard. It looked like a small bomb had gone off. Sighing deeply, I nodded a little as my eyes took in ripped-up bushes, bent and broken chairs and tables, not to mention a few kids still wondering what the hell had happened. It was mild in comparison to what I’d done to get my parents caught.

“I just wanted to go to school. I wanted to be normal. I hate what I am. My head hurts all the time. But they moved around so much, used me like some…some…trained dog.”

“It will get better, Edward. You can learn to control it. I promise you.”

I shrugged a shoulder, glancing toward Alice, whose mind was as quiet as her mouth at the moment. Except for one tiny vision she was mulling over. Dr. Cullen was taking us somewhere.

“Alice?” I whispered.

“Shh!” she hushed me. Edward, he’s a good person. He saves us.

Yeah, as Deb says, it’s kinda like Twilight meets X-Men meets her crazy mind LOL!

~oOo~

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“Jesus,” Edward muttered. “Is it so hard to believe I’d want to go on a date with Swan?” A spur-of-the-moment bet will put Bella in a compromising position with the boy next door. They’ve been best friends since forever, so having his hand down her pants won’t change anything… Right?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 3 – Words: 5,338 – Reviews: 272 – Favs: 224 – Follows: 421 – Updated: Jul 13 – Published: Jul 9 – id: 12040715

One of my favorite genres is best friends who suddenly discover untapped feelin’s for each other resultin’ in major sparkage and GeekChic12 is a veritable maestro at writin’ sparkage LOL!

Some say guys and girls can’t just be friends, but I call bullshit on that little theory. Having grown up together and been there to witness all the embarrassing shit that goes on, there’s no way any of us had the slightest inclination to fuck each other.

We talked and joked about sex in a general sense, and I’d heard about some of their hook-ups, but that was it.

Edward, Emmett, and Jasper came in the door after going for a food run, laughing and razzing one another. Cullen’s face was crimson, and this intrigued me. I’d never seen him get truly embarrassed, except for that one time he spilled Sprite down the front of his pants in third grade and everyone pointed and called him Eddie Pee-pants for the rest of the day.

“You know it’s true, Eddie-boy,” Emmett said. “All the girls cream their jeans for you.”

I snorted. Loudly. Couldn’t help it.

I had so many memories of all of them, but Edward was my next-door neighbor, so I’d hung out with him the most. I’d seen him cry when his little colony of sea monkeys died. I’d seen him faceplant on the sidewalk after tripping over his own two feet. I’d been there when he first discovered one single hair at the base of his penis, and we’d both stared at it like the alien thing it was to us. It was nothing sexual. We were only eleven, and being the oldest out of our group of friends, he was the first to get any.

“What, B? You don’t think so?” Emmett asked.

“I wouldn’t say all the girls,” I offered with a raised brow. “And cream their jeans? Gross.” I gave a dramatic shudder as our Halo round ended. Most kills: Killer B.

I grinned as Jacob and Brady stalked off to the kitchen.

“You should let them win every now and then, B,” Jasper chided.

“The fuck I should.”

Edward laughed, plopping down next to me on the couch and slinging a leanly muscled arm around my shoulders. “This one doesn’t give an inch. Trust me. I know.”

I rolled my eyes and pinched his side, making him jump away from me with a girly squeal that made me snort again.

“Anywaaay,” I said as Edward sent me a mock glare but then moved back to my side with a smirk. “What were you guys talking about when you came in?”

“All the pussy Edward’s gonna get when you two go to UDub this fall.”

A pang hit my chest out of nowhere. What the fuck?

 

Lemme just say Edward had his epiphany way before Bella…she has some serious catchin’ up to do and he’s more than willin’ to help *wink!*

~oOo~

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When Renee dies leaving Bella all alone, she answers an ad for a housekeeper for the reclusive writer Carlisle Cullen. She takes an instant dislike to his nephew Edward, who’s a fancy city lawyer, but are there other dangers she should be more wary of?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 13,837 – Reviews: 121 – Favs: 118 – Follows: 273 – Updated: Jul 6 – Published: Jun 1 – id: 11976257

At first sight, the small village with its narrow streets and top-heavy fishermen’s cottages perched in tiers on the steep hillside, was claustrophobic and confusing, but Bella soon realised every path led to the main street and from there to the sea, and after a short walk she arrived at her destination.

She desperately wanted to stay and explore the rock pools and spend the rest of the morning enjoying the sunshine and the scenery, but her interview was looming. Reluctantly dragging her eyes away from the sea, she turned and looked up over the houses and shops nestled at the bottom of the cliff, to the narrow road which wound like a white ribbon across the grassy hillside, past the church on the outskirts of the village, all the way over to the headland, where a single building was visible.

Large, imposing and painted white, so that like the sea it was glistening in the strong sunlight, Bella recognised The Lantern House immediately, but had to shield her eyes with her hand to make out the glass dome of the observatory tacked onto the side, which gave the house its name. In the last two weeks she had spent hours on the net familiarizing herself with the area and somewhere up there Carlisle Cullen was waiting for her.

Do yourself a favor with this one and don’t skip read just because it’s a bit wordy…savor each one ’cause they are important!

~oOo~

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‘For as long as I can remember, the boy with the yellow eyes had been my only constant companion. Every time I looked to the forest, he was there. Watching, waiting.’ She’s surrounded by a dark forest that holds a mystery she is destined to be apart of.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Mystery/Suspense – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 10,479 – Reviews: 415 – Favs: 160 – Follows: 131 – Updated: Dec 8, 2011 – Published: Dec 4, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7607312

The Watcher is a quick read…so damn quick, I was readin’ the last chapter before I knew it and hadn’t even stopped to leave reviews *facepalm!* I shall be rectifyin’ that pronto!!!

He says nothing. He only looks at me, that half smile reappears, but it does nothing to calm my nerves. I want to run, but my flight instinct is paralyzed by the pure fear that radiates down to my wobbly knees.

“Who are you?” I ask. My voice is as shaky as my legs.

“Think of me as … The Watcher,” he replies after some thought. He smiles wider, as though pleased with his answer.

I look up at him, his eyes hold mine. They are so yellow they are almost gold. With flecks of what look be dark red and amber.

“Your eyes, why are they that color?”

He only smiles wider in reply. My hand is still clasped in his and I realize then that he has moved closer again. I step back. My hand slips from his but he looks unaffected by my distance. He simply stands there and watches me. Perfectly still, perfectly silent.

“So what is it The Watcher does exactly? Well, besides stare at people and be creepy?” I half joke. I am still on edge but I don’t want him seeing the fear that he has created in me. I have to keep it light, work my way out of the conversation. Out of the forest. Back home.

“I protect the things I watch over,” he explains simply.

“Why?” I ask, intrigued.

“Because they are mine.” His voice is deeper, his tone authoritative.

See? See? THAT’s why I didn’t stop to review!

What fics have you read that made it hard to pause long enough to review?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Rob Attack

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