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Sensual Sunday ~ The Red Robe of Pain!

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Oooh, ladies!

You have GOT to check this out!

Just came across this gorgeous edit {on Facebook} by Bru SlaveforRob of Edward in that red Volturi robe he wore in New Moon {thanks, PullmydaisyToo}!

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Of course, why they even wanted to cover Edward’s naked chest, I’ll never know *pouty face!*

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Oh, what the hell…I want sparkles!

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Anyway, Edward was doin’ just fine before the Volturi cheated!

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See? He had everything under control, but then…

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They stuck him in the Red Robe of Pain and he got his ass kicked all over the place!

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I think it was jinxed!

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‘Cause every move he made after that ended in disaster!

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Until they broke him {lucky for us, Edward heals quickly}!

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So, basically, in the film version, they made Edward Felix’s bitch!

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At the time, I justified it as Edward and Alice not wantin’ to reveal the true extent of their powers so the Volturi would underestimate them later on, but was it worth…this???

 

Happy Sunday, y’all!

Rita

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Best Rec’d on FanFiction Fridays 2013 ~ WINNERS!

THE RESULTS

2013 has been an extraordinary year here at FanFiction Fridays. We brought you many favourite stories – new, old, borrowed (it’s fanfic!) and some very blue indeed. 😉 You voted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the FicSix FanFic Fridays poll.

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Please roll the drums for…

 Best Rec’d One Shot Winners

one shot 1st place

Ask Me Anything by Edward’s Eternal 

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

Ask Me Anything ~ Isabella Swan, investigative journalist for Faces magazine doesn’t do interviews. Edward Cullen, actor voted Most Interesting Celebrity and Most Sexy Male Face, hates them. So much in fact he’s been known to walk out if he doesn’t like how the interview is going. So what happens when Isabella is given Edward Cullen as a new interview assignment?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,841 – Reviews: 605 – Favs: 856 – Follows: 907 – Updated: Dec 9 – Published: Dec 7 – Status: Complete – id: 9906460

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9906460/1/Ask-Me-Anything

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one shot 2nd place

Channel Five by planetblue

*Made by Rose Arcadia*

*Made by Rose Arcadia*

Channel Five ~ A private plane. A velvet voice. A seduction miles above ground. My entry for the Dirty Talkin’ Edward Contest.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Words: 14,288 – Reviews: 388 – Favs: 737 – Follows: 604 – Published: Aug 30 – id: 9642726

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642726/1/Channel-Five

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one shot 3rd place

Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy

*Made by evilnat*

*Made by evilnat*

Down Home ~ Sometimes, everything you’re looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and complete!

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 79,201 – Reviews: 2,213 – Favs: 1,979 – Follows: 2,450 – Updated: Sep 12 – Published: Mar 5 – Status: Complete – id: 9070588

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070588/1/Down-Home

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Best Completed in 2013 Winners

Completed 2013 1stplace

Deviant by planetblue

*Made by Mkystich*

*Made by Mkystich*

Deviant ~ He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 83,093 – Reviews: 9,711 – Favs: 4,259 – Follows: 3,828 – Updated: May 20 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069505

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069505/1/Deviant

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Completed 2013 2nd place

The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

The Cullen Legacy ~ Legacy – A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 44 – Words: 233,203 – Reviews: 14,762 – Favs: 4,284 – Follows: 4,447 – Updated:Aug 19 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069478

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/1/The-Cullen-Legacy

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Completed 2013 3rd place

Copy Room by Edward’s Eternal

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*Made by Fallingsnow Winter*

Copy Room ~ Sometimes flippant words are really the truth spoken out loud. What happens when someone overhears you and decides to give you what you secretly want but never knew?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 51,207 – Reviews: 7,015 – Favs: 2,527 – Follows: 2,828 – Updated: Dec 22 – Published: Sep 15 – Status: Complete – id: 9687201

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9687201/1/Copy-Room

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Best Work In Progress Rec’d in 2013 Winners

WIP Ist place

Tip of the Spear by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy

*Made by CaraNo*

*Made by CaraNo*

Tip of the Spear ~ The “tip of the spear” – in the military, they are the front line; the initial attack that draws first blood. As a CACO in the United States Marine Corps, Capt. Masen delivers that leading blow, too. He’s often faced with handling the collateral damage this life can bring. He’s accepted that love & commitment aren’t for him…until she opens the door.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 191,510 – Reviews: 5,317 – Favs: 1,974 – Follows: 2,943 – Updated: Dec 1 – Published: Nov 6, 2012 – id: 8677928

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8677928/1/Tip-of-the-Spear

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WIP 2nd place

Look How You Turned Out by counselor

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*Made by Beffers87*

Look How You Turned Out ~ Look How You Turned Out ~ If I was going to write another story it would be something like this…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 65 – Words: 79,232 – Reviews: 5,902 – Favs: 730 – Follows: 1,110 – Updated: Dec 25 – Published:Nov 7 – id: 9826376

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9826376/1/Look-How-You-Turned-Out

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WIP 3rd place

Fire & Ice by drotuno

*Made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

*Made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

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: 18 – Words: 130,355 – Reviews: 1,808 – Favs: 661 – Follows: 739 – Updated: Dec 24 – Published: Oct 20 – id: 9779631

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

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Best Classic Complete Rec’d in 2013 Winners

Classic Complete 1st place

Fridays At Noon by troublefollows1017

*Made by Kassiah*

*Made by Kassiah*

Although this much loved story is no longer available on FFN, it was at the time the poll opened.

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CC 2nd place

Blood & Glory by drotuno

*made by Barburella*

*made by Barburella*

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 – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 33 – Words: 302,953 – Reviews: 4,029 – Favs: 2,999 – Follows: 1,150 – Updated:Jun 25, 2011 – Published: Feb 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6755101

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

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CC 3rd place

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume

*Made by famouslyso*

*Made by famouslyso*

The Best I Ever Had ~ Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 14 – Words: 64,919 – Reviews: 7,251 – Favs: 9,455 – Follows: 5,536 – Updated: Jun 25, 2012 – Published: Feb 17, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6752826

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752826/1/The-Best-I-Ever-Had

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A huge thank you to our readers for getting behind their favourite fics and voting!

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The Golden Onion

Our regular readers will know that for the last few years we have celebrated the end of the year with choosing our personal favourite completed story here at Fan Fiction Fridays.  We make a short list of stories that have held each of our hearts throughout the year and then choose the story that held our hearts the most.  The things we look for are simple, a story that captures our imagination, characters we can fall in love with, the love connection between Edward and Bella that we feel is so important and that element of magic that makes us keep reading and reading (or if it is a WIP when you read it, makes you pounce on the new chapters like a thirsting woman in the desert!).

This year we have chosen The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose.  This story was a firm favourite of ours from the first chapter onwards.  The riveting first chapter that was set in present time threw all these questions at us, and then how we gradually learnt Edward and Bella’s history and heartbreak.  This story has everything we look for in Fan Fiction – wonderfully written, exceptional plot, fabulous characters.  Cared and AllyVera reviewed this story way back in April and it was the first story wrote a co-review on – we loved it that much!  You can read our review here.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank pattyrose for sharing this little piece of reading heaven with us!

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A Personal Note From Five of TheFicSix…

This year of the FicSix would never have happened if it wasn’t for Cared Cullen. She has been our heart, our guiding light, and in so many ways, our visionary.  We hope the authors she has helped to promote and the readers who have discovered treasures through her passion will join us in a heartfelt round of cheering, applause and the raising of glasses to our dear friend Cared.
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We love you, Cared!!

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IMPORTANT NEWS: It has been a great privilege to all six of us to share the stories we read and loved every Friday without fail through the entirety of 2013. The time has come, though, for us to rest our keyboards. We won’t be posting another FanFiction Friday on Rob Attack. We will still be active individually in the Fandom, but sadly no longer here as the FicSix – although we are still the best of friends, and hope that you will remain our friends too. Seek us out wherever you can find us. We will always look back on this time spent with you in this small sector of the Twilight universe as a very happy one. In Meyer’s words, “No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.” Thank you all for sharing our perfect Fridays. The FicSix ~ AllyVera, Cared, Gingerandgreen, ilovealion, Midnight Cougar, Wiltshire Glo.

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‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas…

‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas, when all through RA, The FicSix were celebrating the holidays in a Twilight fan fiction way! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Twas the Night Before Christmas, Cullen Style by Mandy52799

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*Made by Mandy52799*

Carlisle perverts a Christmas classic. See what’s going on in and around the Cullen house on Christmas Eve. This is just for shiggles. M for really dirty humor, smut, and mistreatment of forest creatures. Vampire/human. AU. CPOV

CPOV

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Vampires were stirring; each fucking their spouse.

The stockings were tossed o’er lampshades without care,

As Rosalie screamed “Oh Emmett! Right there!”

The pixie was nestled all snug in her bed,

While visions of sex to come danced in her head;

And Edward with his brooding, and a ripe human snack,

Had just talked her out of a roll in the sack,

When out in the forest there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my mate to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I ran super fast,

I’d tear them to shreds for ruining this ass.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the sparkle of mid-day to a vampire below.

When, what to my honey gold eyes should appear?

But Edward, himself, humping a deer!

He thought none would notice if he made himself quick,

I knew in that moment, that boy was quite sick!

More rapid than teenagers, he moaned and then came,

Then he growled, and he shouted, and called out a lame;

“Don’t smash her! Don’t lance her! She’s human; can’t get some!

Oh, come on! Its stupid, to squander this vixen!

From the tip of my dick! To the hair on my balls!

Why can’t I be be banging my cock on her walls?”

As dry heaves left the deer before it finally died,

His lips meet the animal, his mouth sucked it dry.

Then up to the house-top his golden eyes flew,

When his face filled with joy, it was Bella, I knew.

And then, in twilight, I heard a soft “oof.”

The sounds of romancing, the pawing was proof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the side of the house they came, forest bound.

He expressed his strong urge, to his love-from his cock,

As his clothes pulled away, he was left there in shock;

A writhing hot Bella, he’d flung on her back,

He looked like a toddler about to devour a snack!

His eyes – how they darkened! As he fingered her, wary!

Her cheeks were like roses, his nose smelled her cherry!

Her creamy white legs were drawn up, vag on show,

And the beard of her clam was as soft as the snow;

The plump of her lip she held tight in her teeth,

And he took a big risk, deciding to breathe;

Her scent burnt his throat, and was a bit smelly,

But it made his mouth water; she tasted like jelly.

He was chubby and plump, his dick, as he knelt,

And I laughed when I saw him start stroking himself.

The black of his eyes and the throb of his head,

Soon let me know that she’d get him in bed;

She spoke not a word, but gave a sly smirk,

Her hand filled with cock, she gave a firm jerk,

And pinching tightly, the bridge of his nose,

He gave a stiff nod to his dick as it rose;

He sprang to her crotch, then let out a whistle,

Tore off her clothes and took hold of her missiles.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he dove out of sight,

“Happy Cunnilingus to all, and to all a good-night.”

Check out the talented Mandy52799’s other Christmas fics.

Tie Me Up In Tinsel by mandy52799

*Made by Mandy52799*

*Made by Mandy52799*

Tie Me Up In Tinsel ~ Edward has always had it bad for sweet and innocent Bella, but avoided her due to his kinky nature. This Christmas could change it all when Bella surprised him with an extra special gift. Merry Christsmut! AH EPOV. Written for the 24 Xmas oneshot contest. WINNER OF THE 24HR SMUTMAS CHALLENGE!!

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*The creator of  this beautiful Christmas Tumblr gif is unknown.*

*Reviews by Midnight Cougar*

Seven Days to Christmas by CullensTwiMistress

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Seven Days to Christmas ~ She met him at thirteen and again at twenty-seven. He’s never forgotten her. A Christmas story about two people, luck, and a few special deliveries. ExB; Olderward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 6,881 – Reviews: 232 – Favs: 220 – Follows: 488 – Updated: 44m ago – Published: Dec 14 – id: 9923677

This amusing and eventful Christmas story is not all about the holidays, it’s about a wedding and seven fun-filled days that lead up to one of the best and most memorable Christmases Bella has ever had. But first we need to meet Bella and Edward a few years earlier…

Chapter 1 – August 2000

The smoke billows from between his lips. I can’t pull my eyes away from them. He’s oblivious to my staring, thank God, but I can’t help feeling ridiculous nonetheless.

I watch, fascinated, as Edward throws his head back, laughing at something one of the other boys has said. If he only knew the effect staring at him—at the green of his eyes, or the way his lips curl around the end of that joint—had on me, he’d probably run for the hills.

I mean, it’s not like he knows me. Not really. We just have the same cousin, Rosalie. My aunt is married to Edward’s uncle, which makes me Rosalie’s cousin on my mom’s side.

Rosalie isn’t only my cousin, though; she’s also my best friend. Tonight, I’m sleeping over at her house. She’s turning fourteen in a few days and we’re celebrating a little early. Edward was at her house earlier and brought us to this party. I’ll be turning fourteen a few weeks after Rose—coincidentally on the same day Edward turns nineteen. This party is sort of an early present for all of us.

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So, Bella paints a swoony picture of a 19-year-old Edward Cullen, but, what’s he like today? Well, this mature, brilliant and witty Bella later finds out, when she goes to a snowy mountain resort in Vermont for a “family reunion slash wedding slash Christmas slash Bella-relaxes-by-the-fire-with-wine-and-a-book” holiday vacation…thirteen years later…

Chapter 3 – December 19th, 2013

Someone clears his throat behind me and I turn around, my eyes growing wide.

That smile and those lips. I haven’t seen him in forever. Rose gave me updates on his whereabouts once in a while, but I never pined for him. I was realistic in my fourteen-year-old addled brain. He was way too old for me, and I was way too much into that douche Eric. Let’s not talk about Eric.

A lot has changed since I was a teenager, but some things haven’t. Edward Cullen is still the hottest boy I’ve ever seen. He’s aged well. Very well, actually.

He’s taller than I remember, as if that’s even possible. His hair is still that organized chaos and those eyes, the deepest shade of sea green. What has changed, though, are some of his features. Gone is that baby face, nineteen-year-old boy, and before me stands a man with a goatee and a day’s worth of scruff on that sharp, lickable jaw of his. My mouth goes dry, and I’m not even sure where I am or what I’m supposed to say.

Indeed, some things do not change.

“Bella?” His eyes sparkle when he says my name, and I’m thrown back to that time when I was thirteen and he was that boy who was too pretty for words and who gave me my first kiss.

I smile huge, showing my teeth; I’m sure my family is as freaked out as I am by my reaction. A small giggle escapes my lips when I say, “Hi, Edward.”

I have a feeling my vacation just got interesting.

It most certainly did, Bella! And it also may have gotten festive and romantic, too, as Bella receives anonymous deliveries, accompanied by “special” one-word cards… I wonder who they could be from and what they mean? A now thirty-two-year-old, handsome, sweet and “musical prodigy” Edward, who never forgot dear Bella after all these years, and may have even pined for her a bit, might just have that answer for you…but why? Well, you’ll have to read and find out, as this story is all written, and will post real-time – each chapter has a date for December and that will be the posting day for that chapter. Merry Christmas!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9923677/1/Seven-Days-to-Christmas

https://fictionpad.com/author/CullensTwiMistress/stories

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What’s In Santa’s Sack by What’s in Santa’s Sack

*made by staceleo*

*made by staceleo*

A collection of one shots for Christmas cheer brought to you by authors that want to spread holiday cheer and good times! All pairings, all genre’s, all ratings, and all different POV’s. These will post every other day!

Rated: Fiction M – English –  Chapters: 8 – Words: 48,148 –Reviews: 182 – Favs: 75 – Follows: 118 – Updated: Dec 13 – Published: Dec 1 – id: 9891075

What’s in Santa’s Sack? Well, it’s not what you’re thinking…toys… *wink*…it’s actually a wonderful collection of holiday stories from numerous different Twilight fanfiction authors. And while each story is unique in its own traditional, merry way, what they do have in common is they all encompass the true spirit of Christmas and good-time cheer of this magical holiday season.

It will be updating throughout the holiday, right up until Christmas Eve. The authors will be posting their stories on their individual profiles on that day. We have eight different stories so far for your reading enjoyment! Happy Holidays!

Chapter 1: Christmas Magic by Alice’s White Rabbit  ~ As the holidays approach, Renee must say goodbye to her mother. As she awaits the arrival of Bella, Edward and her other children, Renee fondly reminisces about past Christmases and the role her mother played in all the Christmas magic. As she deals with her grief and the impending holiday, can there be a little more magic left for her?

Chapter 2: All my Heart at Christmas by CullensTwiMistress ~ A rich man with secrets. A simple assistant with a past of her own. Two people on a collision course with destiny. This holiday may just be what both their hearts need. BxE; AH; EPOV; Romance

Chapter 3: Christmas Talesby Dinia Steel ~ It’s a cold winter’s night not too long before Christmas. There’s snow on the ground and Kittybells is hurrying home to get warm and comfortable with Her Human, when her world begins to crash around her. She’s saved by a Ginger-cat and a new adventure begins.

Chapter 4: Just One Wish by Twiddler83 ~ Seven-year-old Annabelle Whitlock has just one wish this Christmas. Can her foster parents, Edward and Bella Cullen, make it come true?

Chapter 5: Last Christmas by staceleo ~ Bella Swan hates Christmas. Can she find some Christmas joy thanks to the spirited Edward Cullen?

Chapter 6: Code of Christmas by Lolo84 ~ A trip to the ‘toy’ store turns into so much more when Bella Swan gets a call from her best friend—A call saying that she saw her boyfriend, Edward, sneaking into a hotel. But what’s he really up to? Two years ago, they broke the code of conduct. Now, Bella’s breaking the Code of Christmas. But some surprises aren’t worth the wait. Romance/Humor.

Chapter 7: Scrooge by kitchmill ~ Ever the Scrooge, Edward Cullen has no interest in celebrating Christmas. Will his attitude change when he find a young woman down on her luck?

Chapter 8: All I Want by WitchyVampGirl ~ From afar, Edward had always wanted Bella. Fearful that his feelings would never be returned, he became her friend. Will one simple letter from a little girl change everything and give them everything they ever wanted?

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9891075/1/What-s-In-Santa-s-Sack#end

https://fictionpad.com/author/WhatsInSantasSack/stories/10517/What-s-In-Santa-s-Sack

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Christmas Magic by JenRar

*Banner made by Bethany Tullos*

*Banner made by Bethany Tullos*

Christmas Magic ~ One night a year. A long family tradition. When his father retires, Edward Cullen steps into the role he was born to do. Surrounded by magic, elves, and reindeer, he thought he was prepared, until something extraordinary hit him head on. Short E/B Christmas drabble-ish fic.

Rated: Fiction K – English – Romance – [Bella, Edward] – Chapters: 3 – Words: 1,249 – Reviews: 171 – Favs: 128 – Follows: 257 – Updated: 4h ago – Published: Dec 17 – id: 9932890

This adorably sweet, nine chapter, holiday tale is all about romance, the magic of Christmas, some really unique reindeer, a beautiful, shy Elf named Bella and Edward as Santa! *squee*

Chapter 1 

Edward’s POV

“It’s time, son,” my father said as I stood and began to pace. “I’m handing over the reins-literally and figuratively-to a new generation.”

I wasn’t sure what to say. I paced some more, raking a hand through my hair as my mother watched with worried eyes. My father looked calm, happy…at peace with his decision.

“I…I won’t have any idea what to do,” I argued, shaking my head. “You can’t just expect me to step in and fill your shoes, Dad.”

“Edward-” my mom started, but she quieted as my father stood, stopping me with his hands on my shoulders so he could look me in the eyes.

“Son, do you think I had any clue when your grandfather retired?” He chuckled, shaking his head. “I was scared to death, too. But you can do this. Your mother and I have faith in you, Edward. You just have to have faith in yourself.”

After a moment, I nodded, huffing out a breath. “Faith. Right.”

I could do this. I mean, I was born to do it, right? The men in my family had been doing it for nearly a thousand years. But that didn’t mean I wasn’t still scared out of my wits.

After all, my father had just said I was now the one and only Santa Claus.

https://fictionpad.com/author/JenRar/stories/10872/Christmas-Magic/story

http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=9593&chapter=3

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9932890/3/Christmas-Magic

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Grace Like Snow by RFM86

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*banner made by Mina Rivera*

Grace Like Snow ~ During a wintry trek back to college, after Christmas break, Bella swan finds her own amazing grace. *one shot*

Twenty-year-old Isabella Swan had a wonderful Christmas and New Year at home in Forks with her mom and dad, but now that the holiday was over, it was time to head back to college in Seattle. Much to her parents chagrin, because of the frightful winter weather, she hops in her car, turns on her favourite song “Grace Like Rain” and begins the trek back to school. The drive is quite uneventful for a time as Isabella enjoys her music and the wintry sights; that is until…

…my car came to an abrupt stop. Right smack dab in between the ditch and the pole against an icy snow bank. My side, back door was literally within inches of crashing into the telephone pole. I sat there in disbelief, with my heart pounding; Grace Like Rain continued to play in the background.

But, as Isabella discovers, after surviving this accident unscathed, and as she looks for help, life’s graces come in many forms, and to her wondrous pleasure, she finds one whom she never thought would “grace” her life again…

As I looked up at him from my vantage point in the driver’s seat, when he walked back around to my window, it dawned on me. I did know this man. At least I thought I did. He didn’t usually have so much growth on his face; but as his cheeks reddened in the cold and his eyes became alight with exertion, I knew it had to be him.

“Professor Masen?” I asked, unsure. “Is that really you?”

The man’s piercing, green eyes shot up to my face, searching it for some clue as to how I knew him.

“You were my Global Politics professor a couple years back,” I told him, feeling more confident in my assessment of him. “I’m Isabella Swan, Bella.”

“Oh, right, yes, Bella,” he muttered, peering in to look closer at me, his eyes showing a flicker of recognition. “I’m sorry; I, um, didn’t recognize you all bundled up and outside of school.” He cleared his throat. “It’s, ah, been a while since I last saw you.” His voice seemed to betray some emotion, but I was uncertain what it was I was hearing.

What do you think she was hearing from this British Professor Masen? *wink* …as you ponder that answer, just remember…this is an Edward and Bella Holiday story! Happy New Year!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9731139/26/Countdown-to-2014-Fact-or-Fiction (Grace Like Snow)

Part of the Countdown to 2014 – Fact or Fiction by Breath-of-twilight.

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*Review by Wiltshire Glo*

In Every Life (A Little Snow Must Fall) by cosmogirl7481

*banner by Jaime Arkin*

*banner by Jaime Arkin*

In Every Life (A Little Snow Must Fall) ~ Life happens. It passes us by in fleeting moments filled with unexpected encounters. It gives us choices to say and do the right thing. And chances to make it better, even when our choices were wrong. A short holiday story.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 15,915 – Reviews: 2,306 – Favs: 494 – Follows: 773 – Updated: 14h ago – Published: Dec 9 – id: 9914068

*Sigh* where do I begin? The exquisite writing, the intriguing storyline or the fabulous characterisations? Maybe instead I’ll start with a name….cosmogirl7841. I think that says it all! 😉

This delicious little tale begins with Bella trudging home in the driving snow and meeting her grumpy neighbour under less than auspicious circumstances… Trust me – these two anti-social, awkward, filterless, but adorable people will melt your heart and make it ache. I don’t want to say too much, as currently at sixteen short chapters in, their personalities and motivations are just beginning to reveal themselves.

However, I will say that Edward’s grump-tastic attitude and Bella’s independent streak are definitely covering up completely different feelings from outward appearances!

You’re so weird,” he says, exasperated. “Why are you so fucking weird?”

“I don’t know,” I tell him. “Probably for the same reason that you’re so fucking mean.

That’s probably the briefest extract I’ve chosen all year, but it made me giggle – they make me giggle, and it kind of sums up their starting point. They are so endearing it’s hard waiting for my daily snippet of their story, and I dive on every update with delight. I know there’s more to them than meets the eye and I’m very glad that they’re facing bad weather – together!

If her other stories have passed you by, get out from under your rock, start reading them now – and you’re welcome, Happy Christmas!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9914068/1/In-Every-Life-A-Little-Snow-Must-Fall

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*Reviews by Cared*

I’m delighted to share with you these three daily updating fics which have given me a lovely Christmas feel and kept me entertained in the run up to the day. Enjoy!

Long Way to Christmas by That’sMzPeachesTYVM

*Made by Alison McKee*

*Made by Alison McKee*

Long Way to Christmas ~ She is brilliant and beautiful, and well respected at a very young age in her field, but she is all alone. No family. No friends outside of work. He is alone by choice, punishing himself for the sins of his past, but he has family to give him strength. Will a chance encounter, and a daily trip out of her way lead her to the family and place of belonging she so craves? AH/AU MA

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella – Chapters: 16 – Words: 27,634 – Reviews: 241 – Favs: 74 – Follows: 119 – Updated: 24m ago – Published: Dec 1 – id: 9890550

That’sMzPeachesTYVM tells us at the start of Chapter 1, “It won’t look like it until the end of the chapter, but this is a
 Christmas story. The plan is to post a chapter a day until
 Christmas’ Eve.  And yes, it does appear to be a long way to Christmas but I’m enjoying every step of the journey.  The sweet storyline, combined with the loving and lovable Cullen family, keeps me reading daily, but I admit, it was the compelling characters of Edward and Bella that initially drew me in.

Bella has a brilliant mind, is beautiful inside and out, and has an amazingly successful career as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.  You might think, how perfect.  But no!  Unfortunately, she’s has been dealt a rough hand in life as far as family is concerned, and she is alone in the world, but worse than that…she is lonely.  Pure chance takes her into Edward’s small store where…

She shook herself free of her lonesome thoughts, and looked around. The small store was homey feeling, and clean. As she approached the glass enclosure to look at the treats on display, her stomach grumbled. She heard a soft, deep chuckle from behind the counter at the coffee machine.

As Bella turned to ascertain to whom the laugh belonged, she was rooted in place by sea-green eyes. Utterly mesmerized, she didn’t even hear the words being spoken to her until that same chuckle reverberated through her ears once again.

“Are you okay,” said a soft baritone voice “is there something I can get for you?”

Bella blinked, and cleared her throat as she tried to pull herself together, and stop gaping. Those eyes, Gah!

“Oh, yes. Yes, I’m fine.” Bella blushed. “I-I was just looking at your display case, trying to figure out what I want to treat myself to.”

“From the sounds of it, you haven’t eaten yet,” said the man with the gentle timbre and the beautiful green eyes. “How ’bout you let me fix you something substantial, and a cup of coffee before you dive into the sugar?” There was a twinkle in those verdant orbs.

Bella looked down to her purse clasped in both hands, shaking her head to clear her thoughts as her blush began to spread from her cheeks to her ears and down her neck. She looked back up to take in the whole of the man behind the counter, reminding herself to show no expression at her perusal. She failed. Her lips parted and a small gasp escaped her as she beheld a wild crop of hair the color of a well used penny, high cheek bones, sharp-angular jaw, and a beautifully anfractuous smile. He was quite tall—she estimated six foot two or three—with an athletic build. He was very handsome, and had a piercing gaze. She sucked in a deep breath, hoping that an influx of oxygen might help clear her head so that she could speak coherently.

Just in case you are not attracted to Edward by that delicious description – wait until you hear this ladies – Edward Cullen is a chocolatier!  OME!  We discover later that he is a good person, hard-working, and loves his family.  What a perfect combination in a man!  There is a slight snag though.  Edward is a reformed manwhore who deems himself unworthy of the good doctor – he puts her on a pedestal – such a classically Edward thing do to.  While Bella calls in for coffee and treats practically every day, and is soon adopted by the Cullen family, Edward, despite his growing attraction and attachment to her, keeps himself firmly in the friend zone.  He really is so cute in how he cares for Bella though, in little ways such as making her a packed lunch, but it’s not until the women in his family make him wake up and smell the coffee that he decides to woo her.  Sigh!

Long Way to Christmas is quintessentially a love story; a lovely story and perfect reading for this time of year, as although it opens well before the season of goodwill, it does also feel like a Christmas story.  It’s heart-warming!

Order a cup of coffee and a hand made chocolate from Edward, perhaps one of Alice’s pastries too, then pull up a comfy chair to witness the wooing.

 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9890550/1/Long-Way-to-Christmas

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Santa And The Bearded Elf by MrsK81

*Made by Dowling Nana*

*Made by Dowling Nana*

Santa And The Bearded Elf ~ Santa, a bearded elf, a closet, and the most amazing kiss… definitely a good deed with a difference for Bella Swan. But what if her Santa turned out to be someone a little closer to home, maybe a little too close to home? How does she tell him who she really is? A fun, little Christmas story with daily updates finishing on Christmas Day.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 28,034 – Reviews: 976 – Favs: 411 – Follows: 743 – Updated: 18h ago – Published: Dec 1 – id: 9890441

Updates one chapter per day and it will finish on Christmas Eve with an epilogue to follow on Christmas Day.

This yuletide tale is pure joy to read; it’s sweet and funny with fabulous larger than life characters.

Edward is a doctor who gets roped in to dressing up as Santa in order to bring presents and good cheer to the children’s ward in his hospital.  That’s quite a normal thing for a man…a nice man…to do, right?  The making out with an elf in a closet afterwards – while both still bearded – err, not quite so much!  It’s no wonder Edward can’t get the startling and very out of character experience out of his mind…

I was about to start my rounds when I found myself standing outside the janitors closet… thinking… remembering. The thought of that kiss… damn.

I’d been intrigued by the cute little elf anyway, even in the beard and that really bad outfit there was something about her. Of course, the beard could have been hiding black teeth and actual man stubble, but I’d tried not to think about that. As it turned out, any fears about what she looked like underneath the costume were unfounded, because I’d been about to take the ridiculous suit off when she’d burst into the room and started stripping off.

Like some dirty, little pervert I’d watched and then she bent over right in front of me—in just a thong. I would be eternally grateful for the huge pants and padding which concealed my instant boner.

It was totally out of character for me. I wasn’t spontaneous or passionate, and I’d never felt attraction like that to a total stranger, but I’d been completely unable to help myself and I’d kissed her. Like an asshole, I didn’t even talk to her or move my beard… I didn’t even move hers.

Shit, what if it wasn’t fake?

Elfphilia anyone? 😉

Bella, a volunteer at the hospital, is an absolute sweetheart and immediately made me long to be her friend.  I so love the way she gets herself into scrapes and makes me laugh with her sweet nature, her kindness and her generosity of spirit; the polar opposite of Edward’s girlfriend, Tanya.  It is Christmas after all, so I’ll be restrained in my description of Tanya.  Just bring to mind, if you will, movie characters such as The Wicked Witch of the West, The Snow Queen and Cruella DeVille – Bella accurately describes Tanya as Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada.  This is where I mention that Tanya is a pretentious model and also Bella’s boss.  Join the dots ladies!

Honestly, this story has all the makings of one of those American TV shows where a group of cousins all declare some scrawny creep to be their “baby daddy”.  Why?  This story is a love triangle with a difference…it’s sort of a quadrangle…but it’s not.  And Edward, who is caught in the middle, now seems to be realising he can’t do anything but smile when he’s with a certain Elf…even when he hasn’t joined all the dots himself.

Oh, I’ll tell you one more thing before I head off to search for Santaward in a closet…Daddy C, or Dr. C as Bella calls him, is a DILF!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9890441/1/Santa-And-The-Bearded-Elf

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The Letter, The Cat & the Holly and Ivy by capricapra

LCHI

The Letter, The Cat & the Holly and Ivy ~ A Christmas short story with daily updates concluding on December 25th. Short chapters. Newly qualified English teacher, Bella Swan, and Head Teacher, Edward Cullen, are totally hot for each other, but their work and other unforeseen circumstances keep them from getting together. Will they get their Happily Ever After at Christmas?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 16 – Words: 17,004 – Reviews: 497- Favs: 172 – Follows: 355 – Updated: 53m ago – Published: Dec 5 – id: 9901454

Before I tell you anything about his story, I want to lay claim to a new acronym – HTILF – Head Teacher I’d like to…well, you know. *moving on from naughty fantasy* 😉

29-year-old Bella has just completed her teacher training at a school that is lucky to have the well-respected, charismatic, 35-year-old Mr. Cullen as headmaster.  She has a crush on him, but never imagines the unattainable object of her desire could reciprocate her feelings; she believes him to be out of her league.

Shall we have a peep at this charming man from BPOV ladies?

Edward Cullen was the Head Teacher at Meyer High. He was thirty-five, young to be a Head, but anyone who spent five seconds in a room with him would realise that he was a phenomenal teacher and a great leader.

I was moving on to my first job as a fully qualified teacher at Volturi Academy, across the city, but desperately wished that I could stay put. I couldn’t deny that his leadership was one of the reasons I wanted to stay so badly … that, and the fact that he was completely and utterly fuckhot. Even his handwriting was beautiful and sexy. My heart thrummed with anticipation.

After a few deep breaths, a drink of cold water and a spritz of my favourite freesia and jasmine perfume, I walked over to his office and tentatively knocked on the door.

“Come in,” he called in his clear, smooth voice.

“Err, hi. I got your note,” I said as I entered his office.

“Great. Thanks for dropping by. Please, have a seat.” He gestured to a chair in front of his desk, and I slid into it. “Excuse me a moment whilst I finish typing this email.”

“Of course.” I sat there quietly for a minute, the only sound in the room being the furious clicking of his long fingers against the keys.

I didn’t mind. It gave me ample opportunity to admire his Adonis-like features. His mop of unruly auburn hair, and his deep green eyes that were highlighted by tiny laugh lines at the corners. His perfectly straight nose and perfectly square jaw. And the scattering of tiny freckles across his cheeks. His long, muscular forearms and his lean, broad chest. Of course, he was sitting down, but on numerous occasions previously, I had admired his pert, tight behind in his trousers.

OME! *reaching for smelling salts*

Edward is completely professional and wouldn’t consider jeopardising their careers while she works under him…no pun intended.  However, he does allow himself “a couple of moments to fantasise about the delights I was convinced she possessed under her smart, demure work clothes”.   As a parting gift he presented Bella with a hardback copy of the collected works of Jane Austen, her favourite author, with a thoughtful inscription inside.  I don’t want to give too much away here, but at this stage he also slipped in “The Letter” from the story’s unique title.

Capricapra says, “If  you’re after a daily updating, sweet, low-angst ExB HEA story, why not give it a try?”      Yes, it’s that and more.  Bella is not the only one snorting with laughter in this fic…I was too.  Between the antics of Mr Wibbles, Alice’s giant tabby, slightly antisocial infamous cat from the title, to the antics of said cat’s owner, also Bella flat mate, and kind of wild Angela and a tabletop dancing Esme, there is much to make me giggle.  For example, Alice over shares on the size of Jasper’s pierced “thingy”, which she can describe along with his talents in “glorious detail” to Bella, but cannot bring herself to say the actual word. 😉

Can I just say here, on a side note to capricapra, pictures or it didn’t happen! *wink*

This fun pre-written story will consist of 22 chapters and an epi, which will post on Christmas Day.

https://fictionpad.com/author/CapriCapra/stories/10609/The-Letter–The-Cat—The-Holly-and-Ivy

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9901454/1/The-Letter-The-Cat-the-Holly-and-Ivy

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The Brightest Star by chocaholic123 

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The Brightest Star ~ Porn stars, suburbia and Christmas lights. Sometimes the brightest star shines in the darkest places. And sometimes you’re so blind you can’t see it. E x B AH and full of smut. Happy Christmas from me!

Rated: Fiction MEnglish – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward, Phil, Renée – Chapters: 5 – Words: 17,263 – Reviews: 327 – Favs: 291 – Follows: 527 – Updated: 22h ago – Published: Dec 19 – id: 9938593

This little beauty only started posting last night, and will consist of seven chapters, which are already written, posting right up until Christmas.  Chocaholic warns us “that it’s a little smutty and dirty. I don’t think I’ll be on the ‘nice’ list this year ;(.”  *Rubbing my hands together gleefully.*  You are on my nice list Chocoholic! 🙂

21-year-old Bella comes home from college to mom Renee and step-dad Phil for the Christmas holidays.  She has lived in LA most of her life but still finds it hard to accept the heat at Christmastime.  This fabulously witty Bella blames Walt Disney for her desire for a snow-covered ground and for making her…in her own words…a sentimental sap.  She discovers there is a new, young, male next door neighbour – but before visions of Flynn Ryder or Prince Charming dance in your heads – read on…

“His name is Edward Cullen, and I sincerely hope you’ve never heard of him before.” Mom’s reply is cryptic, and I look to Phil for more information.

A blush rises up his neck, and I can’t help but gape at his embarrassment. Who the hell is Edward Cullen?

“I’ve never heard of him,” I tell them. “But, you’ve got me intrigued now.”

“He’s in the adult film industry.” Mom whispers the last three words, as if she can barely bring herself to say them. She glances down at her nails, turning her hand over like she is inspecting them, trying to look anywhere but at me.

I start to laugh. “He’s a porn star?” I want to run back out to the driveway and take a good look. “A porn star has moved in next door … for real?” I’m itching to get on Facebook and update my status. I’m going to dine out on this for weeks. It’s not every day that a guy who fucks for a living moves into the bungalow next to yours. Suddenly, my day has gotten very interesting.

And so has this story! Mmmh! Beauty and the Pornstar has a certain ring to it. 🙂

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9938593/1/The-Brightest-Star

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh!

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*Review by Gingerandgreen*

Just a tiny taste of Christmas sweetness from me this week:

Belong To Me by Edward’s Eternal

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*banner made by beffers87*

Belong To Me ~ A last minute decision. A dead car. One long, cold walk. Soft eyes and gentle care warm up Edward’s cold hands and start to thaw out his frozen heart. What happens when two lonely souls meet at Christmas? Do miracles still exist? Can they possibly belong to each other? 

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,140 –  Reviews: 351 – Favs: 470 – Follows: 738 – Updated: Dec 18 – Published: Dec 14 – id: 9925969

What do we like in a Christmasward? Shy; sweet; humble; geeky glasses adorning a handsome face; rich enough to give an angel the world, but unaffected by material trappings for himself? I must say that for me, after a day spent negotiating the madness that is Christmas, Edward’s Eternal‘s Edward is a soothing balm. As good as a cuppa and a hobnob, and I’m a Brit, so you know how much that means to me!

Edward is stranded in a freezing nowhere when his car breaks down on his way to surprise his ungrateful relatives for Christmas. Who does he find in a friendly diner, warming up his hands, his feet and his heart?

“Here,” a soft voice spoke close to my ear.

I opened my eyes, meeting concerned ones of the lightest ice-blue I had ever seen. They were filled with worry as they met mine, the emotion in them so easy to see. I couldn’t remember the last time I had seen anyone look at me with such concern. It was an unusual feeling. Unable to break the gaze, I blinked and a deep ‘V’ appeared between the lovely eyes. “Can you talk?”

I cleared my throat and sat up. “S-sorry. Yes.” My voice sounded rough as if I hadn’t spoken for days rather than only hours. “C-cold, I’m so cold.”

A cup appeared in front of me and gratefully I grabbed for it, only to have it slip from my cold hands and rattle back into place on the saucer.

I cursed quietly and looked back up at the warm gaze. The woman attached to the lovely eyes, smiled in understanding and lifted the cup to my mouth, helping me drink the warm liquid. Her hand cupped the back of my head; its heat burning my cold skin as I gulped the coffee down greedily. She sat the cup down, a small smile on her face when she saw it was empty.

“Better?”

I nodded, feeling the warmth seep through my body. “Much. Thank you.”

Don’t let the blue eyes fool you – that’s our Bella. She’s an angel in disguise. Things spice up quickly for this pair of sweethearts, and they need to, because we have only been promised four chapters. The final one will be posted on Monday, when we can expect an HEA as an early Christmas gift. Thank you so much EE, and thank you Mid-Night Cougar (Beta) too, for putting aside your families in order to bring us a small slice of heaven. We are truly grateful!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9925969/1/Belong-To-Me

https://fictionpad.com/author/EternalE/stories/10875/Belong-To-Me

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*Review by AllyVera*

The Christmas Present by beegurl13

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*banner by beegurl13*

The Christmas Present ~ Edward is Bella’s best friend. He’s also hopelessly in love with her. When Bella lands her dream job…in California…will he finally tell her how he feels, or will he let her go and hope that someday she’ll return to him? Will Edward’s Grandma take control and force them to see what they’ve been missing? A Christmas-y tale of secret love, big dreams & breaking hearts. AH, E/B, M

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 5 – Words: 12,432 – Reviews: 370 – Favs: 245 – Follows: 249 – Updated: Dec 29, 2012 – Published: Dec 25, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8830995

Ever since reading beegurl13’s great story “If He Would Have Been Faithful” earlier in the year, I have been keen to read more of her work, and this week I have been able to do that with her wonderful short story The Christmas Present.

This heart-wrenching little gem is a little different to the normal unrequited love story between our E & B. Often these tales are about Bella pining away for Edward, but in this one, the roles are reversed.

Edward has been in love with his best friend Bella for as long as he can remember, and fearing rejection and the loss of his best friend, Edward doesn’t comes clean with her, letting her walk away from him to pursue her dreams.

It all seems a bit hopeless, but as always, there are two sides to every story, and I must say, this is a beautiful one – it captures the spirit of the season and the belief that yes, miracles can happen.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8830995/1/The-Christmas-Present

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*Beautiful image by @twveronika*

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2011

Happy Holidays!

2012

Naughty and Nice Christmas Fics Part 1

Naughty and Nice Christmas Fics Part 2

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From our homes to yours…

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The FicSix ~  AllyVera, Cared, Gingerandgreen, ilovealion, Midnight Cougar & Wiltshire Glo

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Simply the Best! 2013 Poll – We need your votes!!

It’s that time again, our dear Fan Fiction Friday readers!  We have compiled a list of all the stories that have been reviewed on Fan Fiction Fridays during 2013 and we need your help to choose which is the best!!

 

 

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Simply the Best! 2013 Poll – We need your votes!!

*The FicSix*

*The FicSix*

We might be biased here at FFF, but we think our own Midnight Cougar is Simply the Best too, she is our personal Superbeta! We asked a few of the many authors MC betas for to recommend a story by another author she works with. Thanks so much to CullensTwiMistress, Edward’s Eternal and RFM86 for joining us today.

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*Review by CullensTwiMistress*

 When Cared asked me to write a review for one of Mid’s other authors, I had to think about it for about a split second before agreeing. Who am I to say no? Mid has been a blessing in my writing world and I’m happy to give her this little surprise.

I wasn’t sure which story to pick, I mean, let’s face it, the woman is a busy bee. But I was drawn to one story—or rather a series of one shots—that have recently completed.

I am a sucker for a sweet, shy and awkward Edward. I love him. I especially love him when he’s able to get out of his shell and go after what he wants. RFM86 has done this with her delightful Edward in this series of three one shots, the first of which fits in with the holiday season.

This story takes place in high school and features some all human, very non-canon characters you will love to hate. This Edward is a definite Sweetward, you won’t be disappointed. He works at the mall and notices that Bella is in trouble, but she won’t let him in at first until he’s able to show her that he’s exactly the nice guy he seems to be (I won’t ruin it for you.) All he wants is for Bella to be all she can be and to show her that he cares about her and not who she hangs out with.

If you’re in the mood for an undiscovered gem, give these a go!

 Tis the Season by RMF86

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

Tis the Season ~ Entry for the Countdown to Christmas 2012– a Lyrical Melody. Isabella is an expert at playing the game to get what she wants at all costs. Edward’s expertise lies in gaming. See what happens when they develop a game of their own this Christmas season.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Friendship/Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 5,286 – Reviews: 14 – Favs: 30 – Follows: 27 – Published: Dec 24, 2012 – Edward, Bella – Complete

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8828952/1/Tis-the-Season

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A Crazy Little Thing Called Love by RMF86

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Follow up of Tis the Season. A sweet, shy Geekward is given the opportunity this Valentine’s to face his demons and rescue the damsel in distress. Will he rise to the challenge like the hero in his fantasy games? Originally part of the Countdown to V-Day 2013 prompt challenge.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Friendship/Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 5,256 – Reviews: 20 – Favs: 26 – Follows: 21 – Published: Feb 20 – Edward, Bella – Complete

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9031713/1/A-Crazy-Little-Thing-Called-Love

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 The Future is Now by RMF86

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

 The Future is Now ~ This is the third and final installment of the Tis the Season series. Join Gameward and Cheerleaderella as they face life after Valentine’s Day…and beyond!

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance – Chapters: 1 – Words: 6,587 – Reviews: 10 – Favs: 12 – Follows: 11 – Published: Dec 1 – Bella, Edward – Complete

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9892600/1/The-Future-is-Now 

RRM86 can also be found on FictionPad here.

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*Review by Edward’s Eternal*

When asked to do a review on another author’s work that my darling Mid-night Cougar either pre-reads or beta’ed for, the decision was a tough one. I wanted to, but how to choose? This talented woman donates her time to so many of us, checking and reading, fixing grammar and punctuation as well as offering suggestions and helping us over blocked plots and stubborn characters.  She soothes, cajoles and often kicks ass to make sure our work is correct and better than when we handed it to her. Many of us would be lost without it, and she is adored by us all.

I chose a small fic written by CullensTwiMistressHeading West. Only ten chapters long, but she packs a lot of story into those ten chapters.

Heading West by CullensTwiMistress

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

Heading West ~ Bella is heading back to Forks to start a new life. Edward is going to his sister’s wedding. Two strangers on a cross country trip. Could fate have something planned? AH; ExB; Romance/Humor/Drama/Friendship.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Friendship – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 10 – Words: 17,275 – Reviews: 545 – Favs: 319 – Follows: 326 – Updated: Jan 31 – Published: Jan 16 – Status: Complete – id: 8913644

This charming, well written tale is a lovely, fun read. Edward and Bella meet on a long distance bus trip. Bella is looking for a small adventure as she moves to be with her father and “figure out her shit”, and decides a bus trip across country is the way to go. And Edward – well Edward is plain terrified of flying and would rather sit on a bus for days on end to get to his sister’s wedding, than get aboard a silver cylinder that hurtles through the air at ridiculous speeds. Not for him at all.

I hate flying. No, scratch that, I’m scared shitless that the plane’s going to go down on a desolate island, and I’ll be forced to eat someone.

There. I said it.

Or thought it.

Whatever.

This made me LOL, and I instantly liked this Edward. My kind of humor. Somehow I doubt there is a desolate island between Chicago and Washington, but we all have our own fears and they stop all rational thinking at every turn. Bella has some amusing moments as well, and I smiled a lot reading this one.

Bella is determined to enjoy her bus adventure and after Edward joins up for the ride, the two of them become friends. They get to know each other, sharing conversations, watching out for each other and becoming close.

They both feel the connection, but they also both know the facts. She is going to be living in Forks, and he is far away in Chicago; so when the bus trip is over, so is the sweet relationship they have built together.

Or is it?

Except, when I look up from the table I see the one person I never in a million years thought I‘d see here. I mean I’d hoped, but I didn’t think it would actually happen.

“Bella?”

Her eyes meet mine and she looks momentarily stunned before her lips curl up in the widest, toothiest, goofiest grin. “Oh, my God. Edward!”

Fate sometimes has a way of stepping in when we least expect it.  Will these two take advantage of their second chance?

CullensTwiMistress once again writes a story that draws you in. Delightfully written with a light touch, there is no heavy angst or gnashing of teeth. A touch of sadness, some laughs, and a couple of great citrusy moments will have you smiling and glad you sat down with this one. As with all her stories, it is written from the heart.  A simple little story of finding love when you least expect it.

Simply perfect.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8913644/1/Heading-West

http://cullenstwimistress.blogspot.ca/

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*Review by RFM86*

One of the many things I love about Midnight Cougar is that she gives amazing fic recs. She has never steered me wrong yet! And what’s even better is when I know she had her hand in the work. I know without a doubt that the story will flow seamlessly, and the grammar and punctuation will be just another element of the story; not something that will detract from the work at all. Add to that an amazingly talented author like Edward’s Eternal and you have pure gold. Every single time.

Ask Me Anything by Edward’s Eternal

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

Ask Me Anything ~ Isabella Swan, investigative journalist for Faces magazine doesn’t do interviews. Edward Cullen, actor voted Most Interesting Celebrity and Most Sexy Male Face, hates them. So much in fact he’s been known to walk out if he doesn’t like how the interview is going. So what happens when Isabella is given Edward Cullen as a new interview assignment?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,841 – Reviews: 532 – Favs: 652 – Follows: 833 – Updated: Dec 9 – Published: Dec 7 – Status: Complete – id: 9906460

I was beyond excited to see Edward’s Eternal had a new Actorward two-shot, Ask Me Anything, up last week. I mean, most of us here, me included, have a special place in our hearts for an actor, and this one personifies the one we love to a T. When Bella Swan is unexpectedly tossed to the wolves to interview the multiple award winning actor Edward Cullen, she has no idea what to expect. In fact, she knows nothing about the man. And both us, the readers, and Bella find out there is more to Edward than a brooding, pretty face.

But I bet you could have guessed that part. For me, it’s their first encounter that encompasses the chemistry and banter between these two, and continues until the very satisfying end.

I cleared my throat. “Ms. Swan.”

I got no response.

Gently, I reached my foot out and nudged hers. There was no reaction so I did it again, this time a little more firmly, trying not to laugh as her foot curled inward, making me notice the bright red paint on her toenails.

“What?” she mumbled, not opening her eyes.

Now I was grinning. “Isabella,” I murmured, liking how her name sounded on my lips.

Her nose wrinkled. “Hmmm?”

I leaned forward. “You need to wake up.”

“Not want to. Go away.” Then, like a kitten, she stretched, knocking the file to the floor as she curled up even tighter.

I couldn’t stop the shout of laughter that burst out of my chest. Instantly, her eyes flew open. For a brief second she stared at me, then wildly looked around the room as reality hit her.

“Holy fuck!”

She was out of her chair like a bullet, her foot catching on the spilled file, causing her to lurch forward, flailing her arms. I lunged out of my chair, the ice tea flying from my hand as I tried to catch her fall. Her arms grabbed onto my shoulders as mine wrapped around her waist, but then my foot caught on her purse, my knee hit the table, upending the tray and we both went down in a mass of spilled paper, cold liquid and the remains of her lunch. For a minute there was nothing but the sound of small, startled gasps of air that escaped her mouth and my deep breathing, as we laid on the ground, a mass of entwined arms and legs, and her sprawled on top of me. A thought drifted through my head that I should want to push her away, yet I didn’t. Instead my arms stayed wrapped around her waist, holding her against me. Slowly her head rose from my chest, her eyes blinking and wide with disbelief and panic.

“Please tell me I’m dreaming.”

I stared back at her, captivated at the beauty of her deep chocolate eyes and her low voice. We were so close I could see the specks of gold and green that surrounded her pupils like small starbursts of color against the deep hue of her irises. Her cheeks were dark red and she was biting her lip so hard I knew she was going to draw blood soon and I wanted to reach out and save the soft flesh. “Please,” she repeated, her voice now quaking.

I shook my head and for some reason tightened my arms around her, refusing to let her move away from me. “Very much awake, I’m afraid.”

“Can you please tell me then, that you are not, actually, Edward Cullen?”

“No can do. I am him.”

Her head fell back to my chest. “Shit.”

Doesn’t it make you want to read more? And being that it is a two shot, you can read and enjoy it in one sitting. It is all win!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9906460/1/Ask-Me-Anything

Edward’sEternal can also be found on FictionPad here.

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It’s that time again, our dear Fan Fiction Friday readers!  We have compiled a list of all the stories that have been reviewed on Fan Fiction Fridays during 2013 and we need your help to choose which is the best!!

This year we have four categories (Click on Title to go to Poll):

Favourite Fan Fiction Reviewed on Fan Fiction Fridays that COMPLETED in 2013

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Favourite Fan Fiction Friday “Golden Oldie” Fan Fiction COMPLETED (Stories reviewed in but completed prior to 2013)

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Favourite Fan Fiction Work in Progress Reviewed on Fan Fiction Fridays in 2013

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Favourite One Shot Reviewed on Fan Fiction Fridays in 2013

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Each poll will allow for the voter to choose up to three favourites – even with three choices, we are sure it will be a difficult task! Our regular readers will note that we have one extra category this year, which is the “Golden Oldie” category.  We thought it only fair to split older, more recognised stories away from the newer completed ones.

Voting begins as soon as this post “goes to air” and will close at midnight (GMT time) on 25th December 2013.  Winners will be announced on our last 2013 post on the 27th of December.

Not that we are into bribery or anything, but anyone who votes, we are sending Rob around to kiss you! Mwah! TheFicSix

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List of Stories in Each Poll (All stories reviewed on Fan Fiction Friday in 2013):

Oldies but Goldie’s Completed (stories completed prior to 2013)

A Life Less Ordinary by CullensTwiMistress http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8051812/1/A_Life_Less_Ordinary

A Love Story For The Ages by missrebecca http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6397934/1/A-Love-Story-For-The-Ages

A Slow Boil by kts http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7052343/1/A-Slow-Boil

Air by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6817781/1/Air

All That Jazz by Javamomma0921 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5928431/1/All-That-Jazz

Bella Swan: Kidnapper by Kambria Rain http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5062719/1/Bella-Swan-Kidnapper

Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752826/1/The-Best-I-Ever-Had

Beyond Time by Tkegl https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time

Blind Spot by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=9319

Blood & Glory by drotuno http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6755101/1/Blood-Glory

Boycotting Valentine’s Day by jennlynnfs http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5681116/1/Boycotting-Valentine-s-Day

Branching Inward by LifeintheSnow http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6372008/1/Branching-Inward

Broken Arrow by TwistingTwilight http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8708392/1/Broken-Arrow

Carnelian and Ice by Raum http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8592134/1/Carnelian-and-Ice

Chasing Victory by mpg http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5687435/1/Chasing-Victory

Coincidental Major by m7707 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6709135/1/Coincidental-Major

Coming Home to You by secamimom http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6380253/1/Coming-Home-to-You

Crash Into Me by eibbil  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6349494/1/Crash-Into-Me

Cullen Unscripted by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=2504

Curtains by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5970165/1/Curtains

Dark Goddess by Lissa Bryan http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7967399/1/Dark-Goddess-E-B-Version

Edward Cullen, Dick for Hire by FictionFreak95  http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=2491

Embrace by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8710721/1/Embrace

Eternally Damned by TwiXlite http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5023928/3/Eternally-Damned

Faking It by Spanglemaker9 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5153711/1/Faking-It

Finding Home by Jennde http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5262540/1/Finding_Home

Firefly in Summer by primarycolors http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6672297/1/Firefly-in-Summer

First and Ten by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5874934/1/First-Ten

Fridays at Noon by troublefollows1017 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6453369/1/Fridays_at_Noon

Glimmer Darkly by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7418494/1/Glimmer-Darkly

Help Wanted by jaxon22 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4966784/1/Help-Wanted

Hit by Destiny by ocdmess http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5463682/1/Hit-By-Destiny

Hot Landing Zone by hjb2006 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4676283/1/Hot-Landing-Zone

How to Win Back the Love of Your Existence by Missypooh http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5838734/1/How-to-Win-Back-the-Love-of-Your-Existence

I Shall Believe by Drotuno http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6598351/1/I-Shall-Believe

If He Would Have Been Faithful by beegurl13 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8206020/1/

If We Ever Meet Again by pattyrose http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6922461/1/If-We-Ever-Meet-Again

La Ville Lumière by Audeamus-Amor http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4904279/1/La-Ville-Lumière

Lady Of The Knight by ObsessingOverEdward http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4550368/1/Lady_Of_The_Knight

Last Tango in Forks by AwesomeSauce76 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5918985/1/Last-Tango-in-Forks

Letters to Corporal Masen by solostintwilight http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8467119/1/Letters-to-Corporal-Masen

Light My Fire by reyes139 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8283797/1/Light-My-Fire

Major Misconduct by m7707 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5821543/1/Major-Misconduct

Maybe I’m Falling For You by coldplaywhore and Flightlessbird11 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5343966/1/Maybe-I-m-Falling-For-You

Meet The Masens by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=4576

Midnight Desire by TwilightZoner http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4392180/1/Midnight-Desire

My Wounded Soldier by Counselor http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7899031/1/My-Wounded-Soldier

No Ordinary Proposal by Twilover76 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8092082/1/No-Ordinary-Proposal

Now and Then by troublefollows1017 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8497520/1/Now-and-Then

Off the Beaten Path by rpgirl27 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7016762/1/Off-the-Beaten-Path

Offside by Savage7289 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7036128/1/Offside

Olympic Rain and Novocain by AddiCakes https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5276294/1/Olympic-Rain-and-Novocain

Once Upon a Stormy Night  by TwilightMommyof4girls http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5309326/1/Once-Upon-A-Stormy-Night

One for the Money by dqwht19 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4810652/1/One-for-the-Money

Osa Bella by Myg https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6038733/1/Osa-Bella

Paper CutOuts by twistedcoincidence and astilbe13 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5993964/1/Paper-CutOuts

Penal Code by FictionFreak95 & BellaFlan https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7706072/1/Penal-Code

Perfectly Imperfect by lindsay520 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7366855/1/Perfectly-Imperfect

Please Rescue Me by TheOnlyKyla http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7569689/1/Please-Rescue-Me

Proud: Fictionista Witfit Prompts Winter 2011:2012 by jennde http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7617777/1/Proud-Fictionista-Witfit-Prompts-Winter-2011-2012

Quarterback Rush by Musegirl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6467809/1/Quarterback-Rush

Reality and Other Inconveniences by OhMyWord http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5281521/1/Reality-and-Other-Inconveniences

Realize by Goo82 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4372344/1/Realize

Ride by Kris Salvador http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6253744/1/Ride

Rise by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8612205/1/Rise

Secrets and Lies by BellaScotia http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9016564/1/Secrets-and-Lies

Sessions by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6648808/1/Sessions

Set in Stone by psyche001 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5569026/1/Set-in-Stone

She Speaks Fear and Truth by ericastwilight http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5434481/1/She-Speaks-Fear-and-Truth

She’s Royal by Halojones http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4310111/1/She-s-Royal

Shine On by sunflowersongs https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7905208/1/Shine-On

Sideline Collision by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6749059/1/Sideline-Collision

Sin and Innocence by drotuno http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7119225/1/Sin-Innocence

Sing For Me Sweet by Emily Bowden http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5183973/1/Sing-For-Me-Sweet

Smoke and Mirrors by drotuno http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7574955/1/Smoke-Mirrors

Something True by BelieveItOrNot http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9103200/1/Something-True

Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm by Savory http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6935867/1/Sometimes-Salvation-in-the-Eye-of-the-Storm

Starry Eyed Inside by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6268757/1/Starry-Eyed-Inside

Stay by CrimsonMarie http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4756566/1/Stay

Stay by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=9321

Step Right Up by FoxxyJ http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6269531/1/Step-Right-Up

Stigmata Tomato by BellaFlan http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6107100/1/Stigmata-Tomato

Stolen Secrets and Shattered Dreams by FoxxyJ http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7385951/1/Stolen-Secrets-and-Shattered-Dreams

Taste of Innocence by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5412456/1/Taste-of-Innocence

The Art Teacher by Spanglemaker9 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6460434/1/The-Art-Teacher

The Beauty Within by afragilelittlehuman http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5605891/1/The-Beauty-Within

The Bigger They Are by LadyExcalibur2010 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6023650/1/The-Bigger-They-Are

The Blessing and the Curse by The Black Arrow http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5100876/1/The-Blessing-and-the-Curse

The Breakers by Les16 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7096926/1/The-Breakers

The Cullen Sutras by Magnolia822 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5983581/1/The-Cullen-Sutras

The Decision by Windchymes http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6797418/1/The-Decision

The Dick in Me by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=2601

The Education of Professor Cullen by sheviking http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5910879/1/The-Education-of-Professor-Cullen

The Idiots Guide to be Becoming a Bedroom Goddess by xxBeautiful-Nightmarexx http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5570410/1/The-Idiots-Guide-To-Becomming-A-Bedroom-Goddess

The List by LauraACullen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4934524/1/The-List

The Longest Summer by lexiecullen17 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5445804/1/The-Longest-Summer

The Loving Kind by thimbles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7977210/1/The-Loving-Kind

The Machine Shop by angela4148 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7585753/1/

The Nightingale Journals by kimpy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731421/1/The-Nightingale-Journals

The Parachutist by Camilla10 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5732101/1/The-Parachutist

The Right Guy by ThatEnglishWriter https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8736905/1/The-Right-Guy

The Search by Amber1983 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7345952/1/The-Search

The Tutor by ItzMegan http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5003930/1/The-Tutor

This Is Not My Life by IsaKassees http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5540509/28/This-Is-Not-My-Life

This is Who I Am by pattyrose http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5980177/1/This_Is_Who_I_Am

Through the Flames by SparklingTwilight http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5883476/1/Through-the-Flames

Tropic of Virgo by In.a.blue.bathrobe http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4901517/1/Tropic-of-Virgo

Twilight on the Blue Lagoon by Knicnort3 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8309300/1/Twilight-on-the-BLUE-LAGOON

Unplanned Perfection by littlecat358 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6229263/1/Unplanned-Perfection

Unrequited by Perry Maxwell http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7446868/1/Unrequited

Venice Beach Stories by Chicklette http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5916143/1/Venice-Beach-Stories

Vines by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=3460

Violition by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5115662/1/Volition

We Come To Life Beneath The Stars by LillyBellis http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6058476/1/We-Come-to-Life-Beneath-the-Stars

What If by twihart21 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5694977/1/What-If

With or Without You by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5807324/1/With-or-Without-You

Words with Friends by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6910604/1/Words-with-Friends

Words with Strangers by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7176635/1/Words-with-Strangers

Your Life Can Change in a Moment by coloradoperson http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7692657/1/Your-Life-Can-Change-in-a-Moment

Stories Completed in 2013

A Break in the Clouds by AnotherPen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9275867/1/Break-in-the-Clouds

A Dove’s Cry by karenec http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7633333/1/A-Dove-s-Cry

All the President’s Men by Shahula http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8284901/1/All-the-President-s-Men

Awkwardly Yours by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9557633/1/Awkwardly-Yours

Breakaway Bella by Hoodfabulous http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8597943/1/Breakaway-Bella

Breaking Free by RFM86 and The Little Wise Owl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8267967/1/Breaking-Free

By Your Leave by jonesn http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8436114/1/By-Your-Leave

California Dreamin’ by Chocaholic123 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9428516/1/California-Dreamin

Contractually Bound by LyricalKris http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9193694/1/Contractually-Bound

Copy Room by EdwardsEternal http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9687201/1/Copy-Room

Crash Zone by JiffyKate http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9141640/1/Crash-Zone

Cruise by DeeDreamer http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9351736/1/Cruise

CSI Seattle WA by Michaelmas54 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9605564/1/CSI-Seattle-WA

Cups Full of Wishes by Chloe Masen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7661082/1/Cups_Full_of_Wishes

Departures by TheFicChick http://theficchick.wordpress.com/complete-stories/departures/

Deviant by planetblue http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069505/1/Deviant

Dirty South Drug Wars by Hoodfabulous http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8964195/1/Dirty-South-Drug-Wars

Easy as Pie by EdwardsEternal https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9842447/1/Easy-as-Pie

Fan Fiction, Sex Gods and Single Girls by bannerday https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7103047/1/Fan-Fiction-Sex-Gods-and-Single-Girls

Fatherhood, Formula, and Other F Words by anhanninen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7520210/1/Fatherhood-Formula-and-Other-F-Words

Figmentum by Thimbles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8564452/1/Figmentum

Fortune Favours the Bold by capricapra http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8974679/1/Fortune-Favours-the-Bold

From Geek To Chic by MrsK81 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9021054/1/From-Geek-To-Chic

Hard to Love by drotuno http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9261922/1/Hard-to-Love

He Shoots, She Scores: The Full Story by WitchyVampireGirl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8264586/1/He-Shoots-She-Scores-The-Full-Story

Heading West by CullensTwiMistress https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8913644/1/Heading-West

Heart of Stone by coldplaywhore http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874407/1/Heart-of-Stone

Hope on the Horizon by content1 and AngelycDevil aka ContentDevil http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9651484/1/Hope-on-the-Horizon

Just Life the Movies by DeltaSwan90 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4774873/1/Just-Like-the-Movies

Let it Be Me by ChantieMaya http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=8532

Marley’s Mother by Pandora’s Box Is Heavy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8961944/1/Marley-s-Mother

Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets

Mise-en-Place by callmepagliacci http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9216928/1/Mise-en-Place

My Love, My Sin by sulliedsoles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9611324/1/My-Love-My-Sin

One Summer Night by karenec http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9376336/1/One-Summer-Night

Open Range – A Short Story by pattyrose http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9632155/1/Open-Range-A-Short-Story

Overpass by purelyamuse http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8907781/1/Overpass

Plan B by Chocaholic123 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9360397/1/Plan-B

Pure Revelations by Georgialion http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6699731/1/Pure-Revelations

Ready, Set, Action! by virginalvampire http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8157020/1/Ready-Set-Action

Rescission by GeekChic12 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9533161/1/Rescission

Sandstone Cove by cosmogirl7481 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9555470/1/Sandstone-Cove

Shattered Hearts by Greye Granger http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8984313/6/Shattered-Hearts

Show Me Something More by karenec and Discordia81 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9276046/1/Show-Me-Something-More

Tension by Ta Paixao https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9654792/1

Terroir by thimbles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9068422/1/Terroir

The Counsellor by Michaelmas54 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9370544/1/The-Counsellor

The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069478/1/The-Cullen-Legacy

The Debt by Ta Paixao http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9339195/1/The-Debt

The Man in the Moon by CullensTwiMistress http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9224221/1/The-Man-in-the-Moon

The Other Side of the Fence by Edward’s Eternal http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8743349/1/The-Other-Side-of-the-Fence

The Other Way by Honeybeemeadows http://honeybeemeadows.blogspot.ca/p/the-other-way_17.html

The Practicum by TheFicChick http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8906792/1/The-Practicum

The Silver Lining by kimpy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6215810/1/The-Silver-Lining

The Workings of Fate by RosieRathbone http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8893171/1/The-Workings-of-Fate

Try by shellshock81 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8542432/1/Try

Wicked Games by ClaireBamboozle http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9372426/1/Wicked-Games

Where the Roads Converge by fluffyliz http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9061275/1/Where-Roads-Converge

Yosemite Decimal by MagTwi78 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8534317/1/Yosemite-Decimal

You Own Me by BeeCute82 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8400917/1/You-Own-Me

Works in Progress

A Crack in the Door by janewithay http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8874295/1/A-Crack-in-the-Door

Adore, Adore by ooza http://www.gardenofsin.net/adore-adore/

Another Love by SparklyMeg http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9619625/1/Another-Love

Asylum by darkNnerdy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9621919/1/Asylum

Bella Donna by Jiffy Kate http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9175099/1/Bella-Donna

Caught Looking by Marvar http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8206649/1/

Cullen’s Roadhouse by TGBMcCray https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9828115/1/Cullen-s-Roadhouse

Dancing in the Dark by jaxon22  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8751380/1/Dancing-In-The-Dark

Diary of an Ugly Girl by Anton M http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6469320/1/Diary-of-an-Ugly-Girl

Double Struck by Honeybeemeadows http://honeybeemeadows.blogspot.ca/p/double-struck.html

Episode by BoydBlog http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5625982/1/Episode

Fanfiction Addicts and Review Whores by Hoodfabulous http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9169385/1/Fanfiction-Addicts-and-Review-Whores

Fill Me with Your Poison by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7007740/1/Fill-Me-with-Your-Poison

Fire & Ice by Drotuno https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9779631/1/Fire-Ice

Follow The Sun by MissWinkles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8522710/1/Follow-The-Sun

Grand by CaraNo http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9037191/1/Grand

Hot Commodity by blueeyedcherry http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7358208/1/Hot-Commodity

Kimberley Diamond by GingerandGreen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8965166/1/Kimberley-Diamond

Let Me by iambeagle http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8990126/1/Let-Me

Look How You Turned Out by Counselor https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9826376/1/Look-How-You-Turned-Out

Mate of Honor by MagTwi78 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8750134/1/Mate-of-Honor

Mud, Sweat, and Beers by SparrowNotes24 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8515332/1/Mud-Sweat-Beers

One Day by RueforRegret http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9147787/1/One-Day

One Night Stand in Locked Down London by BlueIsSoul http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9290753/4/One-Night-Stand-in-Locked-Down-London

OPERATION: Break the Dawn by katinki http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8399608/1/OPERATION-Break-the-Dawn

Polaroid by RockRaven244 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8871334/1/Polaroid

Reaching for the Stars by Knicnort3 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9435225/1/Reaching-for-Stars

Shifting Gears by ChocolateSparrow http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9113467/1/Shifting-Gears

Small Bump by thimbles http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9612494/1/Small-Bump

Snare by Raum http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8955111/1/Snare

Stolen by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9101669/1/Stolen

Tatted Hips and Wicked Lips by Hoodfabulous http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9316776/1/Tatted-Hips-and-Wicked-Lips

The American President by Rushed http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213149/1/The-American-President

The Art of Getting Fluffed by ChocolateSparrow http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9109151/1/The-Art-of-Getting-Fluffed

The Brandons by jmolly http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6008317/1/The-Brandons

The Dress by Redtini http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643272/1/The-Dress

There’s a Word For It by Eiluned Price http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9051652/1/There-s-a-Word-for-It

Thorn in my Pride by Savory http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9189335/1/Thorn-in-my-Pride

Ties That Bind by EmmalynnMarie21 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9410800/1/Ties-That-Bind

Tip of the Spear by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8677928/1/Tip-of-the-Spear

To Destroy by walkingwithgiants http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7493279/1/To-Destroy

True Confessions of a Coffee Girl by Deebelle1 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9812023/1/True-Confessions-of-a-Coffee-Girl

Unexpected by Lolo84 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8970391/1/Unexpected

White Shadows by sunflowersongs http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9538475/1/White-Shadows

Wisp by Cris http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8051177/1/Wisp

World To Come by CaraNo http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9759063/1/World-to-Come

Worth the Weight by mathisson http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9224307/1/Worth-the-weight

One Shots

Ask Me Anything by Edward’s Eternal https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9906460/1/Ask-Me-Anything

Between the Bars by theladyingrey42 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6197993/1/Between-the-Bars

Blurred Lines by SparklyLadies http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642612/1/Blurred-Lines

Boofhead by BoydBlog http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7394016/1/Boofhead

Butterscotch And Butterflies by Dobber17 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5494040/1/Butterscotch-and-Butterflies

Channel Five by planetblue http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642726/1/Channel-Five

Come Undone by Scorp112 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7063265/1/Come-Undone

Dexterous Digits by femme-mal http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642647/1/Dexterous-Digits

Director’s Cut by ericastwilight and kyla713 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7347027/1/Director-s-Cut

Don’t Fear the Reaper by javamomma0921 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6402561/1/Don-t-Fear-the-Reaper

Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070588/1/Down-Home

Driving Miss Swan by FoxxyJ http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447443/1/Driving-Miss-Swan

Edward Cullen Finally Learns To Bowl A Maiden Over by afmtoo http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7042510/1/Edward-Cullen-finally-learns-to-bowl-a-maiden-over

Every Day We Fall in Love by Lalina http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7962078/1/Every-Day-We-Fall-In-Love

Fore Play by FictionFreak95 http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=9334

Forged Through Fire by Fates-Love-Queen http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5651940/1/Forged-Through-Fire

Going Under by Anna Faze http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7391712/1/Going-Under

Good in the Stacks by TheFicChick http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9578668/1/Good-In-The-Stacks

Gravity by Coldplaywhore http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5647741/1/Gravity

Hard as a Rock by lovepotionsbrewer http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9643537/1/Hard-as-a-Rock-Dirty-Talkin-Edward

Love Tokyo Style by SoapyMayhem http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6960559/1/Love-Tokyo-Style

Maybe Next Time He’ll Think by Maplestyle http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9209407/1/Maybe-Next-Time-He-ll-Think

Mo Chroí by SweetDulcinea http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5319855/1/Mo-Chroi

Mud On The Tires by KatHat http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9071308/1/Mud-on-the-Tires

Murder at Masen Manor by SparklingTwilight http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6442753/1/Murder-at-Masen-Manor

Negative Twenty and Falling by katinki http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7632850/1/Negative-Twenty-and-Falling

Nothing to Declare by Lellabeth http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9142276/1/Nothing-to-Declare

One Bartender, Shaken and Stirred by GrayMatters and Iadorepugs http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6900255/1/One-Bartender-Shaken-and-Stirred

OnScreen Chemistry by EvilNat http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8081363/1/OnScreen-Chemistry

Orange Kisses and Peppermint Hearts by SparrowNotes24 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9069015/1/Orange-Kisses-and-Peppermint-Hearts

Own by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9067565/1/Own

Piano Man by kitchmill http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9642811/1/Piano-Man

Remember This by justbri http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9644466/1/Remember-This

Ruined by QuinnLark http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9547547/1/Ruined

Someday by A Cullen Wannabe http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6403322/1/Someday

Stars by Troublefollows1017 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9073461/1/Stars

Stealing Home by Nolebucgrl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6031956/1/Stealing-Home

Suit Up by Marvar http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9562781/1/Suit-Up#

Superheroes and Second Chances by anhanninen and kr2009 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9209619/1/Superheroes-and-Second-Chances

Take A Little Ride With You by MDiva22 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9071437/1/Take-a-Little-Ride-With-You

Tequila Brave by lellabeth http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9489136/1/Tequila-Brave

Tethered by Jonesn353402 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8979156/1/Tethered

The Merman by EZRocksAngel http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7153634/1/The-Merman

The Possibility of You by afragilelittlehuman http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5648847/1/The_Possibility_of_You

Til Death Do Us Part by up2late http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6988512/1/Til-Death-Do-Us-Part

Tis the Season Trilolgy by RFM86 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8828952/1/Tis-the-Season https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9031713/1/A-Crazy-Little-Thing-Called-Love https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9892600/1/The-Future-is-Now

Tower 32 by wandb http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7465517/1/Tower-32

Twilight on the Prairie by ilovealion http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6319993/1/Twilight-on-the-Prairie

Unbridled by bornonhalloween http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070829/1/Unbridled

(Un)Dressing Edward Cullen by Discordia http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9227119/1/

Watch Me by Rochelle Allison http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7876788/1/Watch-Me

We Were Meant to be Scene  by  Vancouver-Canuck-Girl http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8604763/1/We-Were-Meant-To-Be-Scene

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Thanks again for joining us for another Fan Fiction Friday, dear readers!  Looking forward to seeing you all next week! TheFicSix

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The Essence of Edward…

bANNER FOR ESSENCE OF EDWARD

We’re not talking of a man’s cologne here – although, if it could be bottled we’re sure it would have the potential to outsell even Dior Homme, and we know we’d buy it. *grins* We mean the other type of essence…the very quality that makes Edward who he is…that makes him so special, so Edward. It doesn’t matter if he has a cold, dead heart or not, what matters to us is how Edward, in whatever form we read him, gets our hearts beating.

These Edwards, their embodiment – soul, personality, intrinsic nature, life, legacy, era – do vary. But all  the diverse Edwards today, we find in fanfiction, have those requisite attributes which characterise this much loved, immortalized character. They have that “je ne sais quoi” that keeps us coming back for more, time and again! Please enjoy!

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*Review by Pattyrose*

Look How You Turned Out by Counselor

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*Made by Beffers87*

Look How You Turned Out ~ If I was going to write another story it would be something like this…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 45 – Words: 49,861 – Reviews: 4,040 – Favs: 584 – Follows: 900 – Updated: Dec 3 – Published: Nov 6 – id: 9826376

Talk about an Edward that has that essence, that je ne sais quoi, and my mind immediately goes to Edward from Counselor’s Look How You Turned Out.

I’ve totally fallen in love with this Edward, just like I originally fell in love with Edward because he was so perfectly not perfect (no matter what SM’s Bella said).

Counselor’s LHYTO Edward is in love with Bella, but just like Originalward was so darn self-sacrificing that he chose to run off rather than hurt Bella, or give her up to Jake rather than take her away from her human life, this Edward is just as self-sacrificing, and you know what? I love that. (Up to a point, of course.)  There haven’t been many self-sacrificing Edward’s in fan fiction lately, and Counselor’s is like a breath of fresh air.

LHYTO Edward loves Bella secretly, believing he’s too old for her, or that she shouldn’t be tied down to Forks while she’s still so young. So he watches her leave, though it breaks his heart:

See, I’ve faced it. I have. Bella is in her big city days, her take on the world days, her let’s see what I can do, days. And she should be. She’s young, hell she’s brilliant. Why shouldn’t she get to take off and fly. She doesn’t need some old guy with a kid, a great kid, but someone else’s kid…she doesn’t need that. Or want it. She liked Juney but she never even thought of being a mom. She broke his heart but it couldn’t be helped. She had a right to go to college. A right to move to Chicago. She didn’t abandon us, that’s what I had to keep telling him.

See? Self-sacrificing.

But even with all that, he’s not perfect. He makes stupid mistakes just like Originalward did. Like starting a relationship with another woman just because he thought he couldn’t have Bella. And then letting that woman go on and on about their relationship possibly taking on a more serious turn, like marriage, even though he knew he didn’t care about her nearly enough for that.

“You asked if it’s serious. It is. She’s…she wants to get married.”

I stop again. “She…wants to get married,” I repeat like I’m translating. “What about you? You?”

“I’m…thinking about it.”

I make a silent ‘o,’ then take off walking again.

“That’s normal behavior, Bella. I’m being normal.”

“Great. Be normal,” I say over my shoulder as I run to my front door.

“I can count on her. She’ll stay,” he yells.

But you know what? That’s what makes this Edward so great; that he’s so silly sometimes, and so blindly in love that he doesn’t stop to think of the consequences, just like Originalward didn’t at times.

Yet he’s Edward, and so he’ll come to his senses, and just like Originalward, he doesn’t do things halfway; he does them epically:

It’s a few seconds, then it buzzes. “Marry me.”

When I don’t answer right away he texts, “Where’s your big balls now?”

I don’t answer. I think he’s joking. After all, we were joking and I texted my home made ass and he joke-texted ‘marry me.’

“Meet me in the street.” Him

I shake the balls out of my pants, odd I know, and put them on and go to the mud room and stick my feet in my boots again and put on Charlie’s big jacket.

I hurry outside and he’s halfway down his walk and we meet in the middle of the road. His hands slide into the open sides of the coat and he’s not wearing any protective weather stuff, just his t-shirt still damp from his run.

“Are you joking?” I ask right away. “You are, right?”

He doesn’t say anything.

“Was it a joke?” me

“Do you want it to be?”

“Oh no buddy. You are so going out on a limb on this one.”

“Just trying to get a reaction,” he says.

“Like…hysterical…or what?”

“Is it such a bad idea?”

“You were joking, right? You don’t use that as a test run.”

“What if I didn’t?”

“Just joking, right?”

“What if it wasn’t?”

And this here is another thing that I love about this Edward and reminds me of Originalward: he’s so darn ready to tie the knot, to jump all the way in, to stop wasting time on stupid dating and conventionalities. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I suppose in real life doing some dating before getting married makes sense, but hey, this is fiction, and just like Originalward made me swoon with how ready he was to make it forever once he’d realized he couldn’t live without Bella, LHYTO Edward makes my heart go pitter-patter too, ready to jump in with both feet once he realizes he can have the girl of his dreams. And isn’t that why we read fan fiction, for that feeling of utter and complete love that Edward originally gave us?

LHYTO Edward does the same.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9826376/37/Look-How-You-Turned-Out

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EofE

Edward, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways..”

*Reviews by Cared*

All That Jazz by Javamomma0921

*Made by Rosalynne7885*

*Made by Rosalynne7885*

All That Jazz ~ Set in 1919. Meet orphan sisters, Bella and Alice Swan, as they journey to Chicago to meet their Aunt Esme, brazen, disowned sister of their mother. Join Bella as she learns the true meaning of marriage and love. M for adult themes and later lemons. AH/AU

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 23 – Words: 184,134 – Reviews: 1983 – Updated: 5-30-11 – Published: 4-27-10 – Bella, Edward – Complete

A heart, full of joy and gladness,

Will always banish sadness and strife.

So always look for the silver lining,

And try to find the sunny side of life.

Look for the Silver Lining,” by Jerome Kern (1919)

(Each chapter opens with a snippet of song lyric from the era. A lovely touch!)

As the name suggests, this story is set in Chicago during the birth of the Jazz Age…radio, big-bands, motor cars, bobs, dancing, Hollywood, Flappers, prohibition, speak-easies and all that jazz. What an amazing time to have lived!

This Golden Age wasn’t all golden for everyone though; organised crime was rife, workers and women’s rights were woeful and being fought for with vigour. There was an ongoing struggle between the generations too; the willful disregard of social etiquette by youth engaging in such acts as smoking in public and – wait for it – young ladies holding men’s hands without wearing gloves! Shocking!

This is the world a sheltered Bella and Alice enter following the death of their mother Renee, who, IMHO, gave the girls an upbringing that bordered on abusive, but enough of that.  Their individual demeanor upon arrival in vibrant and bustling Chicago, to embark on a new life with the Cullens, and indeed their attitude to it, couldn’t be more different, but the sibling bond and its development within the new family dynamics was both fascinating and a pleasure to read. Not surprising given her life experience – or lack of it – Bella was wholly discombobulated by her reaction to meeting the young Edward Masen…

The young man sitting behind the piano was like nothing I had ever seen before. The light from the window wall behind him came in in golden shafts that seemed to set his hair on fire. It was the most unique shade of bronze. As he played, he kept his eyes closed and a near beatific smile on his face. He moved his upper body in time with the music, his unruly hair falling in and out of his face.

I stepped forward, wanting to get closer to the music. I kept telling myself over and over again it was the music which was drawing me in. I was so focused on the beautiful piano player, I didn’t see the plant holders lining the side of the room. My foot caught in one of the holders, causing three of the empty pots to clatter the ground. I followed quickly after.

The music stopped abruptly and too quickly I was being lifted to my feet by a pair of warm hands. I looked up into eyes the color of jade flecked with ebony and gold. They were fascinating in themselves. I had to shake my head in order to clear the haze.

“Are you alright?” he asked.

I nodded, my head feeling light.

“You took quite a spill; are you sure I can’t help you to a seat?”

I was never more ungrateful for my propensity to blush. I couldn’t help the torrent of red I felt creeping up my neck as I listened to his words and watched his mouth move. I immediately chastised myself for being so immoral as to watch a stranger’s mouth move. It was unthinkable. I vaguely recognized that he was still talking and that he had let me go; something within me that I didn’t recognize was sad not to feel his too-warm hands on me any longer.

Ooh, I think I’d be a bit discombobulated too! As when I read that scene, the wonderful, descriptive writing had me living right in the moment.

So, Edward Masen. Gah! He has what it takes, you know, that essence, he exudes that special something that makes him an Unforgettableward. He is classic Edward…just how I imagine hope a human 1919 Edward would have been: intelligent, respectful, selfless, responsible, gallant, romantic, loving and a complete gentleman – even with the newly roused desire within him. Well, maybe not a complete gentleman…;)

I recommend this story for so many reasons, not least of which is Edward, but the perfectly captured setting of one of my favourite eras too, with its social engagements, and its coming of age struggles faced by both men and women. Javamomma9021 has been creative in her spin of the original characters, showing us Edward with his parents Elizabeth and Edward Masen, and, paralleling the growth of a duckling to a swan, the growth of a Swan to a Cullen, not forgetting a Jasper as you’ve never seen him before. I also adore the slow pace of Edward and Bella’s courtship and their physical intimacy – which bizarrely I found hot!

Oh to have a time machine, whether HG Wells style or à la Marty McFly. I’d happily forgo witnessing the momentous events of history in favour of sipping iced tea on the porch swing with this Edward. Sigh!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5928431/1/All-That-Jazz

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Shine On by sunflowersongs

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Shine On ~ Bella Swan-Bishop, a widow and mother to a young daughter Zoe, purchases an estate – ghost included. She gets a lot more than she bargained for when she hires handsome and very interested Edward Cullen as her landscape architect. Complete

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 36 – Words: 178,381 – Reviews: 1290 – Updated: 11-27-12 – Published: 3-7-12 – Bella, Edward – Complete

For me, Shine On is first and foremost a story of relationships, whether between friends, lovers, or family, some simple…some complicated and complex. The backdrop of a beautiful home in need of renovation and its history, businesses – mostly a joy but one a burden, and the haunting by ghosts – one in the literal sense of the word and one in the metaphorical, add layers to the story but still allows the spotlight to shine on the characters.  And what beautifully written characters they are to complement a truly beguiling story.

Bella, a grieving widow, moves with her daughter to a large, old mansion with sweeping gardens…

BPOV from Chapter 1

I would need a landscape architect to take on this large of scale of project. The garden and orchard, the remnants of the maze, the small lake, and gazebo needed much work. I needed someone with vision to make it beautiful again. I turned and looked up at the deep red brick and sandy colored stone of my enormous home built in the Queen Anne style. It even had a name it was so impressive: Edenwick Park.

It had seemed a bit foolish to my dad when I had purchased this estate, but I had wanted it desperately the first time I laid eyes on it. I could easily afford it. David had been very rich and owned his own company, which I still held the controlling shares of. I had simply sold off all our other properties we owned: the yacht, everything I knew I’d never visit or use again, and bought Edenwick. I needed something new for my daughter and I, some place without any memories of David and where I could make a new life for the two of us.

As I said, for me this story is about relationships, and naturally, the most engaging one is between Bella and her chosen landscape architect, Edward. Having said that, the beautiful bond between Edward and Bella’s daughter, Zoe, brought a tear to my eye, and runs a very close second.

Bella tells us Edward is “a good man, a man of his word- but he’s so much more. He’s a loving man, a gentle man, a gifted and talented man, and so intelligent, a deep thinker.” Let’s meet him, after Bella has enchanted him, to see if you agree he is also a sensual man, a sexy man…

BPOV from Chapter 10

“Bella, baby, it’s my desire to always be close to you,” he said roughly as he gazed into my eyes.

He then slowly lowered his head, and I felt him place his lips on the sensitive skin on my neck. He didn’t rush as he skimmed his lips and tongue up and down what surely was my favorite erogenous zone. I closed my eyes, felt the throbbing between my legs, and heard the soft moan escape my mouth.

“Delicious Bella. I could eat you up,” he said as an unsteady whisper against my ear, and I felt the tremor go down my body.

I slightly turned my head and kissed him at that perfect spot, that little hollow at the base of his throat, before slightly skimming my tongue across his skin.

I pulled his head down and whispered in his ear, “Delicious Edward. I could lick you for days.”

He swore, and then I found myself swept up in his arms, held against his thumping heart.

Oh sweet Edward, you have my heart thumping too! Now have a peek at the following chapter from Edward’s point of view. Perhaps you should sit down first in case you swoon…

She turned to me and held out her hand, and as I slid my fingers between hers and looked down at her beautiful, smiling face, I realized that my love for her wasn’t an easy, sweet love, but an all-consuming, take-your-breath-away love. Make-you-do-stupid-things-and-put-a-burn-in-the-pit-of-your-stomach love. An uncomfortable, powerful, head-spinning love. I skimmed my eyes over her face and then closed my eyes, taking a deep, calming breath. Bella, my heart called out in joy.

What an Edward!

Now, I’ve probably given you the impression that everything is permantly rosy in the garden (pardon the pun) but no, Edward and Bella have thorny issues to overcome (sorry, I’ll stop now).  It’s only realistic for Bella to have difficulty moving on from her past, but I won’t deny there were a few times when Edward was frustrated with, and confused by, Bella and her behaviour, and to be honest, so was I.  Edward, sweet and patient as he is, has some learning to do about being in a serious relationship also, but the bitter just serves to make the sweet more potent in this wonderful tale.  Oh, did I forget to mention the lemons? Edward and Bella are both extremely horny and never miss an opportunity for sex.  No surface is out of bounds, but it’s never at the expense of the plot – it’s actually quite cute!  I really enjoyed my time with these lovely and loving characters…they shine on in my memory, and I think they will do the same for you, too.

https://fictionpad.com/author/sunflowersongs/stories

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7905208/1/Shine-On

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Beyond Time by TKegl 

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Beyond Time ~ After the Cullens leave Forks, a twist of fate lands Bella in Chicago in 1918. She thinks it’s a second chance to build a life with Edward, but when she finds him, he’s not quite what she expected. Can Bella create the future she’s hoping for?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 295,570 – Reviews: 8,136 – Favs: 6,146 – Follows: 2,641 – Updated: Jun 4, 2011 – Published: Feb 17, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5755522

When Cared mentioned doing a post centered on the essence of Edward, there were numerous fantastic Twifics and brilliant Edwards that came to my mind, but one that stood out, for me, was Beyond Time by TKegl. The whole story has a special essence of not only Edward, but Twilight as well. From the New Moon canon storyline of vampire Edward leaving human Bella, to the time travel back to 1918 – Edward’s year of transformation – where we get to live in a world that incorporates a 17-year-old, human, green-eyed Edward *swoon*, vampire/doctor Carlisle before Edward was in his life, Spanish influenza and more; the spirit of what we’ve all loved and held dear in Edward’s world, in the Twilight Saga world, is all there, in some way, shape or form. The essence of Edward truly lives on in Beyond Time.

The story begins six months after Edward left Bella, but this Bella is a bit different – Jake even calls her “the new and improved badass Bella” – and she says, “I’m not an idiot. I knew he was lying. He does… did… love me and left because of some twisted obligation to protect me. It broke my heart. It pissed me off.” Yes, she is bitter, but she is also stronger, at least on the outside, and more “aware.” Nonetheless, one thing that did remain the same here is her relationship with Jacob. He was her rock, her best friend and even now, he is a huge part of her life. He is also the canon Quileute werewolf, and he wants Bella to partake in a tribal ritual. That is where she learns about the “Spirit Walk” or “vision quest” which is “…supposed to put him in touch with his spirit guide… show him his path, his destiny.” When Bella takes part, she experiences not only that “rite of passage” but a whole new world of spirituality and literally goes beyond time to one week later/92 years earlier and this is what she eventually sees…

*Chapter 1*: Prologue: Of Warm Skin and Wishful

I’d never really understood the phrase “my heart caught in my throat” until that moment.

For there he was.

And he looked exactly the same.

And he looked completely different.

I stood at the gate, my trembling hand resting on the painted wood, and took in the sight of him. His hair was the reddish-brown I remembered, but instead of wildly exploding around his head, he had tamed it with some sort of gel or pomade. Still, a few rebellious locks escaped, falling over his sweaty forehead as he worked.

He had removed his jacket and tie – I could see them tossed over the porch railing – and rolled up the sleeves of his crisp, white shirt. The corded muscles of his forearms tightened and released as he worked the shovel into the garden soil. My eyes wandered down his body, capturing flashes of images in the midst of my shock – the crisp pleats on the front of his trousers, the smudge of dirt above his knee, the scuffed brown shoe pushing forcefully on the blade of the shovel.

He paused, lifting a gloved hand to his forehead, wiping away the sweat on his brow, frowning at the stubborn stump before him. Suddenly he stiffened, as if realizing he was being watched.

And he turned in my direction.

And I gasped.

I had always loved his eyes – whether they were black with thirst or amber with satiation. But these eyes were neither of those things.

I knew they wouldn’t be, that this wasn’t the Edward I knew.

Yet it still surprised me to see it in person. To see, instead of topaz or amber or black, a rich, dark green.

Carlisle had told me they’d been green.

Right now they regarded me warily, then curiously.

Still he said nothing. He just stood there, watching me. His gaze dipped down briefly before meeting mine once again. He colored slightly, a sheepish smile lighting his features.

Damn. He was checking me out.

I tried to draw a breath, but the tightness in my chest made it impossible.

I couldn’t even blame the damned corset this time.

He stood, loosely holding the shovel, and watched as I lifted the gate latch with a shaking hand, then slowly approached him. I drank him in thirstily, having been deprived of him for so long. With each step the hole in my heart constricted a little more and by the time I stood before him, it was like it never existed.

Edward.

Without even realizing it, I reached out and his eyes widened in surprise. I hesitated only briefly before stroking my trembling fingers down his cheek.

His skin was not pale… not cold… not hard.

It was soft… and warm. Clean-shaven, yet his beard had started to grow back, tickling my fingers. My fingers trailed down his face to his full, pink lips.

I could feel his warm breath on my fingertips and my body burst into flames, as it always did when I was near him. Even after all this time, it remembered. Even though he was different, it remembered.

“Edward,” I whispered.

He replied quietly, “I’m sorry,” and my fingers tingled at the vibration of his mouth. Because although his voice missed the musical quality I’d come to know so well, the velvet tones still wrapped around his words in a familiar way.

His eyes locked on mine and my heart stopped again, my hand dropping to my side and a tear trickling down my cheeks at the next words to escape his lips.

“Do I know you?”

Oh, yes, my darling Edward, you know us… *wink* …and we know you, love you, covet you, and hold you dear in our hearts, now and…beyond this Twilight time. Believe me, you will not want to put down this complete and consuming story as you travel with Bella and venture into an alternative world and life through her mystical experience that transcends another time and place. It’s hard to explain the essence of it all here, but trust me…”It’s a wolf thing.” Join Bella on this adventurous and memorable journey!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5755522/1/Beyond-Time

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Osa Bella by Myg

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Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter’s/niece’s/little sister’s Twilight. Angsty.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 37 – Words: 185,919 – Reviews: 3577 – Favs: 2,742 – Follows: 1,785 – Updated: Sep 16, 2011 – Published: Jun 10, 2010 – Bella, Edward – Complete

It may seem strange to choose a story to review on the Essence of Edward post that is written entirely from Bella’s POV. But we fell in love with Meyer’s Edward through Bella’s eyes, and Osa Bella‘s Edward is even more intensely Edwardish than the original in my humble opinion.

I adore this story. Bella is employed at Forks High as the school psychologist. She already met, married and lost the love of her life to Afghanistan, and she’s an emotional wreck, but she’s good with the kids.  Except for one:

Then there was Edward. He was alone, aloof, bored, and usually appeared to be lost somewhere in his own head. It bothered me how he isolated himself. It wasn’t a good sign. Isolated kids are often depressed kids, the kind who one day show up in your office having taken a handful of pills, or who just stop showing up at all. He was, however, proving to be an excellent student, and had no disciplinary problems other than random smoking incidents outside on school grounds.  Some of the staff thought that marked him as a rebel. I wasn’t so sure.
 
I hadn’t had much interaction with Edward since that first day of school, but ever since I found myself noticing him constantly. His thick, brown hair was always a perfectly tousled mess. His eyes appeared to shift color, from black to toffee brown and back over days. He never spoke to anyone other than his family unless he was spoken to, and then he was quick to end the conversation. I wondered exactly what sort of chip he was carrying on his shoulder, given what little I understood of his ambiguous, unattached past.
 
What did I know about Edward? He’d been a foster child, which told me he might have been bounced around a lot as a kid. I had to guess he’d been abused or abandoned. And he had to be put in the system young—it was rare to get adopted from foster care once you were over the age of twelve. In fact it was hard to get into foster care at all once you were a teenager. He was clearly smart and obviously well mannered. Maybe he’d been adopted as a baby by the Cullens. But then, why was he so isolated and moody? Was there trouble at home? A genetic tendency towards depression or some other mood disorder?

No, Bella. He’s a vampire, hopelessly in love with you and he’s been 17 for a very, very long time.

Myg‘s Edward endures the torture of star-crossed love with great dignity and intelligence.  He is fiercely protective, dominating, tender, self-sacrificing, devoted, lustful, respectful and glorious. Bella is magnificent, but she has to go through an awful lot to grow into her mysterious magnificence; Edward follows her through every agony, subtly suggested by the author through our intimate knowledge of his essence.  Osa Bella is fanfiction at it’s optimum – I can’t think of a single reason not to read it.

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*Reviews by AllyVera*

When Cared first told me about her fabulous idea of doing an “Essence of Edward” post I had a wonderful time delving into my favourites to see which of my beloved Edwards would be the best candidates.  But, before I reveal my final choices, I think I should explain what my personal “Essence of Edward” is.

When I read “Twilight” back in 2009 what I fell in love with most (yes, apart from the bronze-haired, sharp-jawed magnificence) was Edward’s inherent goodness.  And it is not that he is perfect,  because he isn’t – just that he tries his utmost to be good – to do the right thing, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness… *sigh*  That’s what made me swoon! Coincidentally, it is what drew me to Bella’s character as well.  They really were meant for each other!

So, with that in mind – I chose a couple of stories where I believe that the fanfic version of Edward truly embraces what I fell in love with all those years ago.

The Cullen Sutras by Magnolia822

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The Cullen Sutras ~ After a difficult breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Bella meets a sexy, but enigmatic, yoga instructor whose dedication to the art masks a hidden sorrow. Further complicating matters is his loyalty to the yogic practice of brahmacharya, celibacy! AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 36 – Words: 186,863 – Reviews: 2,923 – Favs: 2,217 – Follows: 989 – Updated: May 31, 2011 – Published: May 20, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5983581

I think a lot of us could empathise with Bella in The Cullen Sutras when we meet her in the first chapter. She has just gone through an unexpected and humiliating break-up with her long-time boyfriend, Mike…and she is having a wallow in her misery, but her friends Alice and Rose come to the rescue by dragging her to a yoga retreat for the weekend.  Little does Bella know at this stage, that by the end of the weekend, Mike will be nothing but a distant memory.

Edward enraptures Bella (and the reader) from the moment he catches her mid-trip – pretty much as soon as she arrives at the retreat (yep, yoga will help with that clumsiness, Bella) – and from that moment on the gorgeous jade-eyed man is at the forefront of her thoughts.

Excerpt from Chapter Two (first yoga class with Edward – BPOV)

“While I initially had trouble following his instruction, I eventually got into the rhythm of the ujjayi, or “ocean,” breath that Edward described as one of the most important techniques we’d use. I was still a little self-conscious about the Darth-Vader-like sounds that were emitting from my mouth as I constricted my throat muscles, but it was strangely relaxing. I opened my eyes, which had been closed, and saw Edward smiling at me encouragingly.

“Now, we add movement,” Edward said, standing up. “One more thing before we begin this portion of the class. I’m known here for my strong assists, which means I have a very hands-on approach to the practice….”

YES, please.

“Please let me know if you are uncomfortable with physical contact and I’ll respect your space.”

NO. Thank you. Apparently, no one else had a problem either, since no one spoke up. It made sense; why someone would not want this man to lay his hands on them was beyond me. I glanced at Angela to my left. She looked as eager to have him touch her as I felt.

Bitch.”

Bella is quite hilarious in her internal ramblings at times, but you can’t blame the girl for her thoughts! If we are honest, it’s what Edward does to us all

Just like our beloved canon Edward, Yogiward has quite a few – scratch that, a lot of – dark secrets. Secrets which he is determined never to let Bella know.  I think this is a huge amount of the reason I loved this story so much, Edward is a puzzle – an enigma.  I enjoyed peeling back each layer to get to know him better and better.

Magnolia822 has fashioned a fabulous plot that is all-human yet retains so many canon elements – which I adore.  There are moments of true angst, where my heart broke for Bella (I do love a bit of angst though) but there are also moments of intrigue, drama and a triple helping of UST!

At the end of the day though, it is Edward and his story that make The Cullen Sutras a fascinating read.  If you like your Edwards mysterious, sexy, strong, brave, a whole lot of complicated with a tortured soul – you need to read TCS (unless you already have, of course!).

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5983581/1/The-Cullen-Sutras

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Perfectly Imperfect by Lindsay520

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Perfectly Imperfect ~ Bella is a socially awkward loner. Edward is lost in a meaningless marriage. Co-workers of a moving company, several long road-trips and lonely motel nights alone start a bond between them that may be stronger than either of them had ever expected. AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 27 – Words: 62,115 – Reviews: 1,916 – Favs: 950 – Follows: 814 – Updated: Dec 17, 2011 – Published: Sep 9, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7366855

Since we are talking about wonderful Edwards – I have to mention Perfectly Imperfect by Lindsay520.  I actually already reviewed this story back earlier in 2013 for our Sweetward post here

To reiterate just why I loved this Edward so much, he’s kind, thoughtful, loyal, humble, brave and just downright swoonworthy!  He is the Essence of Edward and then some!

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When I was compiling my list of wonderful Edwards, I actually was quite surprised when I realized just how many of my favourite Essencewards where actually either Bluecollarwards or work in a profession that doesn’t see them with an Aston in their garage.  I shocked myself!  LOL

My other favourite Essencewards include:

Proud by jennde

Through the Flames by SparklingTwilight

Firefly in Summer by primarycolors 

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THE ESSENCE OF EDWARD!

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A Doves’s Cry by karenec Previous review here.

Changing My Course by Twilover76 Previous review here.

Deviant by planetblue Previous review here.

Fridays at Noon by  troublefollows1017 Previous review here.

Housemating Season by AngryBadgerGirl

I Remain Yours by Momatu Previous review here.

If Love Could Light a Candle  by Pastiche Pen 

If We Ever Meet Again by pattyrose Previous review here.

Letters to Corporal Masen by solostintwilight Previous review here.

Now and Then by troublefollows1017 Previous review here.

Plight Thee My Troth by Gingerandgreen Previous review here and here.

Quarterback Rush by musegirl Previous review here.

Small Bump by Thimbles Previous review here.

The Decision by windchymes Previous review by  Raum and Camilla10 here.

Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen

The Cullen Legacy  by pattyrose Previous review here.

Where the Roads Converge by FluffyLiz Previous review here.

Winter Song by Jessypt Previous review here.

Wrap You In My Arms by Emmamama88 Previous review here.

So, let’s hear it ladies. What does the Essence of Edward mean to you?

The FicSix

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Age of Edward 2013 – The Results are In!

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We were very excited to see that the results for the 2013 Age of Edward Contest were posted earlier – so excited in fact, we aren’t waiting until Friday to post the results!  So Happy Fan Fic .. er.. Sunday!

We are big fans of the Age of Edward here at the FicSix and we had a great time following and voting in the contest! Thanks so much to the organisers of the Age of Edward Contest for letting us share the fun!

Without further ado…  Here are the winners!

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Public Vote

Literotica – 1st Place Winner by Public Vote

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Young Adult – 1st Place Winner by Public Vote

Four Days in July by Mrs Brownloe

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Literotica – 2nd Place Winner by Public Vote

Loving the Alien by TheFanWhoWasntThere

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Young Adult – 2nd Place Winner by Public Vote

Bound by Daphodill

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Judge’s Choice

Runtagua

Literotica Judges Choice: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

Literotica Runner Up: The Crossing by PattyRose

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Bound by Daphodill

Young Adult Runner Up: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

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NKubie

Literotica Judges Choice: Murder Under Trust by musegirl

Literotica Runner Up: East of Freedom by cherieblossom

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Bound by Daphodill

Young Adult Runner Up: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

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TLammy

Literotica Judges Choice: What I Did For Love by SueBee0619

Literotica Runner Up: The Season of the Witch by MandyLeigh87

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Bound by Daphodill

Young Adult Runner Up: Four Days in July by Mrs Brownloe

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Dreamweaver94

Literotica Judges Choice: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

Literotica Runner Up: Medicine From His Heart by RFM86

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Four Days in July by Mrs Brownloe

Young Adult Runner Up: Tikvah by ShellyDuran

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Literotica Judges Choice: The Crossing by PattyRose

Literotica Runner Up: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

Young Adult Runner Up: Four Days in July by Mrs Brownloe

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BelieveItOrNot

Literotica Judges Choice: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

Literotica Runner Up: Something to Fight For by State of Delusion

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

Young Adult Runner Up: The Beautiful Ones by HaloJones

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SASSYKATHY

Literotica Judges Choice: On Penkivil Street by Thimbles

Literotica Runner Up: Wisteria by Mylisssa

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Young Adult, Judges Choice: Bound by Daphodill

Young Adult Runner Up: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

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ABadKitty

Literotica Judges Choice: Wisteria by Mylisssa

Literotica Runner Up: Loving the Alien by TheFanWhoWasntThere

Young Adult, Judges Choice: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

Young Adult Runner Up: Miles To Go by Alpha Amber

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Plummy

Literotica Judges Choice: Loving the Alien by TheFanWhoWasntThere

Literotica Runner Up: Murder Under Trust by musegirl  

Young Adult, Judges Choice: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

Young Adult Runner Up: Bound by Daphodill

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Spanglemaker9

Literotica Judges Choice: Wisteria by Mylisssa

Literotica Runner Up: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

Young Adult, Judges Choice: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

Young Adult Runner Up: The Beautiful Ones by HaloJones

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PlanetBlue

Literotica Judges Choice: Bartered by Hoodfabulous

Literotica Runner Up: The Season of the Witch by MandyLeigh87

Young Adult, Judges Choice: Bound by Daphodill

Young Adult Runner Up: Memento Mori by BlueIsSoul

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**First Place Banner by Shneezles**
 **Second Place Banner by Twilite Addict**
**Third Place Banner by jarkin33**
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Thank you again to all the organisers, judges and authors of the 2013 Age of Edward Contest – it was a pleasure to read the entries and we look forward to the next Age of Edward! The FicSix

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A Cache of What We’re Reading and Completed Recs!

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Welcome to A Cache of What We’re Reading and Completed Recs on Fan Fiction Fridays. Today we welcome a guest review by our lovely friend Mauigirl60, and we will also review some of what fics we’ve been reading and enjoying lately, as well as recap precious recs that are now complete. Please enjoy!

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*Guest Review by Mauigirl60*

Fan Fiction, Sex Gods and Single Girls by bannerday 

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Fan Fiction, Sex Gods and Single Girls ~ After a mortifyingly awkward first meeting, fanfiction writer & new teacher, Bella, finds story inspiration in her hot-headed, player-of-a-neighbor. But she shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and she just might faint when she discovers who’s reading her latest fic! Art imitates life imitates art. A fic in a fic and a homage to this fandom. AH/Canon Couples/Humor/UST/Love & Lust

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 70 – Words: 526,387 – Reviews: 19,185 – Favs: 4,694 – Follows: 5,672 – Updated: Nov 18 – Published: Jun 21, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7103047

I recently spent the past weekend immersed in the lives of this Bella and Edward.  The story is very long—821 pages as a PDF—but don’t allow the length to discourage you.  There were so many instances in this story where I laughed out loud.  The zany antics of Edward and Bella, plus their supporting cast of characters, was very refreshing.  The jokes were real and not forced, and shockingly surprising, as bannerday breathed new life into the canon storyline.  Her subtle and not-so-subtle twists and Twilight references made for a striking contrast.  I found myself thrilled with her ingenuity.  I haven’t seen a story of this magnitude in quite some time, nor had one touch me as deeply.

The premise is this:  Bella, a shy, virginal, twenty-three-year-old high school English teacher, moves to Seattle to start her new job.  Her mother and stepfather have purchased a townhome for her and Jake helps her move in.  She also writes fanfiction stories, based on her favorite novels, Stardusted, with the characters of Ethan and Stella.  Jake’s involved with Leah, which is a huge sigh of relief rather than the same tired old triangle.  The townhome is situated across the street from Edward’s, who’s a twenty-eight-year-old man-whore—he’s rich, drives a flashy car, dresses to the nines and is the most good-looking man Bella’s ever laid eyes on.  Surprise, surprise!  When Bella pulls up on moving-in day in her rusty old bomb of a pickup, backfiring and making explosive sounds, she’s unknowingly interrupting a romantic interlude for Edward and his flavor-of-the-night.  Here’s a peek at their first, also explosive, meeting:

Meanwhile, at the house across the way, and completely unbeknownst to Bella, Edward had slammed the front door of his house open violently. You would normally think of slamming a door shut, but no, he had actually slammed that door open, quite probably putting a dent into the drywall with the large, decorative doorknob as it struck.

He began striding down the front walkway that led to his driveway, curling his fists tightly into dangerous weapons as he began yelling.

“Hey! Hey, you! Hey, asshole!”

Of course the driver of the truck was oblivious as the engine noisily rumbled and chugged and sputtered. Edward could see the guy sitting in the front seat, baseball cap on his head, complacently disturbing the peace of the entire fucking neighborhood.

Edward realized too late that he had left his home wearing only the whisper-light, flowing black silk pajama pants he had pulled on. Other than that he was nude. And barefoot. His thoughts were in a whirl as he stalked down his driveway and across the roughly paved street toward the nightmare truck in his bare feet.

Just you wait… Crap! …until I get my hands on you… Ouch! …you senseless idiot… Shit! …ruining my perfectly good morning… Ow! …and forcing me… Goddammit! …to walk across… Hell! …this shittily paved street… Ahh! …in my bare feet… Sonofabitch! …until they’re good and goddamned shredded. Fuck!

He came up on the back end of the old red truck, right near the exhaust pipe and was met with two heartstopping blasts, followed by thoughts on how best to greet the idiot behind the wheel.

KER-POW! KA-BLAM!

Fucking hell!

Oh, I am so going to deck you the minute you get out of that truck, a-hole!

Bella was just about to scream, “Will you just shut the hell up?” when she realized someone had begun banging on her door, startling her into inaction. 

Edward’s yells and bangs on the door had been useless. The dude had just been sitting there in his truck, ignoring him. He couldn’t even see the guy clearly with the glare on the window. He would just have to open the door himself so he could more effectively chew the guy’s ass out. 

Bella’s door was suddenly wrenched open, taking her by surprise.

Yet that was nothing compared to the string of abusive profanities that followed and absolutely stunned Bella as she

turned to climb out of the cab.

“Hey, Asshole! Get the fucking hell out of the goddamned, motherfucking, piece-of-shit, cockblocking truck!”

Bella scrambled out of the truck, looking up and facing the source of the screaming to see what was wrong and why this person was yelling at the top of his lungs. 

The volatile young man, standing just outside the driver’s door and spewing the invectives, was red-faced and breathing hard as he spit the words out viciously. The vein in his forehead was bulging and throbbing as he ranted.

Suddenly his eyes widened in surprise as he yelled and looked at her more carefully.

Edward had realized two things while yelling:

First, he had noticed that the guy exiting the truck was built rather slightly; only about five and a half feet tall at the very most. 

The second thing Edward had realized was that the guy was a girl.

KA-BLAM!

Edward and Bella get off on the wrong foot, and it only goes downhill from there.  The hilarity of the situation is truly spot-on.  Within the course of a couple of days, Bella sees three different women leaving Edward’s house.  After some more hateful exchanges between the two of them, she decides to begin a new fanfiction story, “From Hate to Heat”, with Edward as the star.  She begins detailing the story of when she met him, with herself as Stella, and Edward as Ethan.  She can’t help but be attracted to Edward, asshole extraordinaire though he is.  I mean, who could resist Edward—or Ethan, for that matter?

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How they progress from enemies to friends to lovers is a spectacular journey.  There are many more embarrassing situations, with just the right touch of angst and drama to make it more interesting.  I waited until this story was finished last week and I want to say, right here and now, that it was well worth the two years it took for completion.

I was truly engaged in the lives of these characters and felt the author showcased appropriately their maturing personalities.  The story is told in third-person, truly a favorite of mine, and bannerday really fleshes out their psyches.  She’s able to display the inner minds of both Bella and Edward, revealing the full picture instantaneously, instead of having to wait for alternate and/or overlapping points of view.

My hat’s off to you, dear bannerday, for writing such a compelling literary masterpiece, which made me laugh, cry, smile, and then laugh some more.  Please read this wonderful story and leave her some love.  Tell her “mauigirl60” sent you!

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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7103047/1/Fan-Fiction-Sex-Gods-and-Single-Girls

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*Reviews by WiltshireGlo*

Fire & Ice by drotuno

*made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

*made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

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.

Twilight, M, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 12, words: 86k+, favs: 574, follows: 648, updated: 27 November published: Oct 20, Bella, Edward

So many of my friends here in fanficland know how devoted I am to the Edward from drotuno’s Gravity series. Mercward, as he’s known to his fans, stole my heart many moons ago and I don’t want it back! So, imagine my delight, after a two year break, when Deb (drotuno) announced a fourth book in the series…let’s just say there was a lot of dancing, flailing and fangirling in my kitchen that day!

For those of you who have yet to delve into this epic series, it’s an action and adventure rollercoaster. The first part was Blood & Glory, which threw Edward and Bella together in the most difficult of circumstances. Edward being a member of a mercinary group, all ex-soldiers, honourable and fierce; Bella heading up a PI business with a team of trusted and intelligent women by her side. I loved it from the first chapter. The following two stories have been equally gripping, sometimes dark, each telling a stand alone story but at the very heart of everything is the thread of deep love and the connection between Edward and Bella. Earlier this summer I reviewed them as my summer read. (Read previous review Here)

Onto the new WiP, number four, Fire & Ice …well, drotuno does not disappoint! It picks up in real time, two years on from number three, Smoke & Mirrors, and the team is as strong as ever, working together, but easing in to a break for the summer, tidying up loose ends and taking only small jobs. Unfortunately things are never that straightforward, when they fear for the safety of Carlisle, who’s on a business trip to Moscow (just so you know, this Daddy C has to be one of my favourite Carlisles in the fic world, so I’m all for them watching his back! *winks*). It seems they are right to be wary and Carlisle may just be in need of their expertise and assistance…and so the adventure begins…

The story is as tense, nerve-wracking and fear inducing as ever, but still, for me, the relationship between Edward and Bella is magical and underpins everything. Sexy as hell? Yep, that too! Beyond that, the extended family is not only believable and well written, but full of well-rounded characters who each have their place and belong in the team. They matter to me, Deb has made me care about them.

This short excerpt is about as spoiler-free as I could find, but shows the tenderness and understanding that comes from a long-term relationship.

My eyes drifted back to my husband. Throughout the years, we’d learned to trust our gut instincts. He trusted mine to the ends of the earth and back, but I relied upon his. And to see him worried about his dad was wrecking me. I wanted to pluck Carlisle and Esme out of Moscow and set them down in front of him, if only to take away the dark look on Edward’s face.

He clawed at his hair, pulling it up off his forehead.

“You’re gonna pull it all out. Go have Aunt Kate cut it, Edward. Take a break, or I’m gonna use Bethy’s hair thingys to keep it out of your eyes,” I threatened him, leaning in to kiss his cheek. “I’ve got this. And leave your phone in case your dad calls.”

His grin was every bit the combination adorable and sexy, not to mention a touch disbelieving as to whether or not I’d meant it.

“Barrettes with flowers on them, handsome. I’m not kidding,” I chortled, shoving at him until he got up.

“Bella…” he started to argue, but leaned down to kiss my lips. “Just…let me know if you find something.”

“Yes, sir,” I answered against his lips and then watched him as he left the room.

Although Deb advises reading the series in order, if you really want to, I believe that this could be read as a stand alone story. The previous stories are referenced but also explained in context. However, I do think you would be missing out on a great read if you overlooked the first three books. It’s not all lightness and fluff, there are dark moments, difficult challenges within the story lines but the relationships are strong throughout.

Here’s what drotuno had to say in her A/N at the beginning of Fire & Ice:

“…I reread the whole series myself, reread just about every review, and I wanted to step back a bit, go back to how Blood & Glory felt…and Sin & Innocence, too, if I’m still being honest. I will warn you that this is as dark as the ones before it – darker maybe – but I’m not here to rip Mercward and Sweetness apart with drama aimed at their marriage. That’s not how I work. We are stepping back into their lives just as we’ve done before, but this plot is like the ones before it – action, adventure, violence, foul language and lemony goodness (pfft! like that would change). If those aren’t your thing, then this isn’t for you. I STRONGLY suggest that you read the others before attempting to dive into this one.”

If you’ve got a long weekend and really want a good read to get your teeth into, it’s well worth the time, whether you start at the very beginning – or you’re already a Mercward devotee and want to join us every Wednesday and Sunday for Fire & Ice updates.

If you need a visual of Mercward, here he is ladies…

*made by  beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

*made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

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

http://www.drotuno.blogspot.co.uk/?zx=b335ff82fb35acdd

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Tension by Ta Paixao

*made by Jamie Arkins*

*made by Jamie Arkins*

Tension ~ Take up all slack and hold on—a possible fall is anticipated. After three years of drifting alone, Edward returns to Upstate New York to see about a girl, a promise to his brother. He should have stayed hidden. EPOV. Adult content 

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 12 – Words: 23,822 – Reviews: 648 – Favs: 378 – Follows: 644 – Updated: 18h ago – Published: Sep 2 – Bella, Edward – Complete

I don’t even know where to begin with this twelve chapter story. It’s different, intriguing, incredibly well written and kinda mind-blowing. If you want cute, fluffy and a yellow brick road then avoid it like the plague! If however, you’re happy to upset your own equilibrium and take a chance, then read away. It’s well named, as Tension runs right through the story as well as Edward’s narrative.

Edward is adrift, looking for some closure and revisiting old haunts, disaffected and alone – when he meets a girl he doesn’t know if he can trust.

I pull my Sig from my waistband and clear the safety.

This is all wrong.

Alert now, I hear muffled noise from the main house to the right. Through the dirty porch screen I see the shabby yellow curtains are drawn on all four front windows. Eyes scanning, I quietly ascend the three steps and pull open the metal porch door. It creaks and whines, alerting the whole damn town that I’m here. The noise inside continues: running water, metal on metal, and maybe a voice under it all.

I cock the gun and point it at the floor in front of me. Taking one last check of my back, I grab the front door handle. It’s ripped from my hand. In it’s place stands a slim brunette dripping on the threshold with a blue towel wrapped around her body.

Her chin lifts as she scans me from the chest up. We stare at each other. Her eyes are dark, giving away nothing. Light freckles cover a slight nose against pale skin. My attention slides down to her lips when her teeth tug on the bottom one and it turns a darker shade of pink. My forefinger slides to the trigger.

“You’ll do.” She grabs my left hand and tugs me through the door.

For more than that you’ll have to read, as I really don’t want to spoil it. It’s refreshing and had me wanting to reread immediately after I finished to see what I’d missed, rethink my assumptions and just to savour the quality writing. I read the final chapter as it posted, right before going to sleep, when I awoke I was still mulling it over in my mind; it made me think. Ta Paixao wasn’t afraid to follow through on her vision and tell the story her way, I’m glad she did.

http://tapaixao.blogspot.com/

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9654792/1

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*Reviews by Cared*

It’s not possible to count my current WIP reading list using my fingers and toes alone.  I glimpse an interesting summary, an intriguing or refreshing opening paragraph, and I convince myself it will be just one more hit…I can handle it! 🙂 Here is a quick look at three stories that I was recently powerless to resist…

True Confessions of a Coffee Girl by Deebelle1 

banner made by Deebelle1

banner made by Deebelle1

True Confessions of a Coffee Girl ~ A perfect cafe au lait was all it took for Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor to fall in love with me…the coffee girl.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 9 – Words: 20,001 – Reviews: 630 – Favs: 460 – Follows: 940 – Updated: Nov 26 – Published: Nov 1 – id: 9812023

I’m sure you have guessed it from the summary above that Bella is the lucky coffee girl, and Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor is Edward, admittedly, one of the reasons I was drawn to this fic. Perhaps I should describe Edward as lucky too, as he hit the jackpot in his personal life by placing an order for a special cup of coffee.  Bella is a creative college student who also takes her job as a barista seriously; she is intelligent, independent, quirky, and as warm as the sweet muffins she serves.  Let’s see how she captures Actorward’s eye as she literally falls hard for him…

BPOV
A couple of other early risers and a few regulars came and went. I was singing along with Adele when a throat cleared behind me and caused me to jump. My foot caught on one of the mats and I fell to the ground, shrieking the whole way down.

“Are you okay?” an intense baritone voice asked.

“Yeah,” I laughed. “Happens to me all the time. Just another day in the life of a graceless swan.”

Even though I could laugh at the situation I found myself in, I couldn’t prevent the rush of blood to my skin when I looked up at the witness to my clumsiness. When our eyes met, I was lost. He was devastatingly handsome.

Mossy green eyes accompanied the sexiest voice I’d ever heard next to Vin Diesel’s. That man’s voice could melt the panties or boxers off anyone. I was confident of that. As I stood, I took in the rest of the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.

Besides those gorgeous peepers that were encased by thick eyebrows, he had a jaw line that begged to be licked. It was covered with a couple of day’s worth of whiskers that were a few shades lighter than his milk chocolate brows. His nose was crooked and had most likely been broken more than once, but it just added to his beauty. His lips were a natural and soft pink. They were plump and oh-so-kissable.

He was wearing an old and holey, but obviously loved, black t-shirt and a pair of wrinkled blue jeans. A baseball cap covered his unruly locks, and he was tall; taller than I expected him to be. But above all that, he was none other than Edward Cullen: actor extraordinaire and GQ’s most eligible bachelor. Everyone and their grandma wanted to date him. The man was sex personified…and he had just witnessed me making a fool out of myself.

It wasn’t like I even considered myself in his league. I wasn’t ugly by any means; I considered myself to be pretty average. But I wasn’t going to be walking the catwalk anytime. Like, ever. At just over five feet tall and add in my inability to walk a straight line, you would never see me on the runway, not that I wanted to be up there anyway.

After my blatant perusal of his body, I met his eyes again; the smirk on his face definitely didn’t help the blush on my face lessen. “What can I get for you?”

“I’ll have a large nonfat café au lait.”

….And so it begins.  Edward is swoon inducing!  This “mama’s boy” even brings his mother in to the coffeehouse to meet Bella – how sweet is that?  The playful banter and teasing between Coffee Girl and Eddie is fun to read as they fall hard and fast for each other.  To date, they have only shared kisses.  Actually, that’s a poor turn of phrase to use, as there is nothing only about those amazing, toe-curling, sensual kisses.

According to Deebelle1, “This is mainly a fluffy romance. There will be small bits of angst but it’s not drawn out…I’m an angst wimp, too. You’ll have a little bit of everything, but overall it’s just a good old fashion romance.”  Those last four words from the author explain why I’m enjoying this story so much – I raise my skinny latte to toast good old fashion romance!

Oh, and Deebelle1 worked as a coffee girl in LA and met many stars in her time. She mentions a star at the start of each chapter, revealing what kind of customer they were, and we’ve certainly learned some interesting tidbits, such as in chapter two, “Today’s Hollywood star is Neil Patrick Harris…aka The Dick.” lol These personal anecdotes certainly add a nice touch to the story…just like a happy face in coffee foam!

As the lovely actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth tells us, “…love can be yours if you step up to the counter and order…”  So, what are you waiting for?

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9812023/1/True-Confessions-of-a-Coffee-Girl

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Easy as Pie by Edward’s Eternal

*Made by Edward's Eternal*

*Made by Edward’s Eternal*

Easy as Pie ~ Edward Masen: successful actor, admired by many, desired by thousands; he had everything he could have possibly wanted, except … happiness. One night, while trying to escape his crazy life, he literally made a “right” turn, which led him to Little Bell. Could finding that happiness really be as easy as pie?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 5 – Words: 19,150 – Reviews: 1,182 – Favs: 890 – Follows: 1,340 – Updated: 11h ago – Published: Nov 13 – id: 9842447

This is another Actorward I am currently enjoying very much. Bella is a student making ends meet by baking and waitressing in “Easy as Pie”, and Edward is a famous actor in need of a break.

Now, on the face of it you might consider this and the storyline above to be similar, but honestly, apart from their occupations and initial meeting, these stories are as different as lemon meringue pie from strawberry rhubarb crumble. It’s a completely different kettle of fish, or in this case, plate of pie.

When pie-loving Edward “literally made a ‘right’ turn” and walked in the door of the small coffee shop, “Easy as Pie”, he was in dire need of a break from his regimented life…“ Away from the world of Edward Masen and everything it represented.”

EPOV

I stopped at a corner, waiting for the light, when a mouth-watering aroma filled the air. I glanced to the right and saw a small coffee shop with the sign Easy as Pie lit up in the window.

Pie. I loved pie. I really loved pie.

I never got to eat pie anymore. Apparently, refined sugar would be the death of me; at least according to the personal trainer the studio insisted I needed for my next role, who designed a hell-on-earth daily routine I was supposed to be following religiously. Now my diet consisted of vegetables, fruit, and fish. I was hungry all the time and lately had been questioning why I had agreed to do this next role. I snuck in the occasional sandwich because, really, how bad could a sandwich be for you? I snorted, remembering James’ reaction to that innocent remark. Really bad, it would seem. At least his fifteen minute speech about dedication and sacrifice for the part, seemed to indicate that.

But I missed dairy. Bread. Pasta. Meat. And pie.

I hesitated; James wasn’t here right now and I wanted pie. I really wanted pie.

After all, I was going to hell anyway. Might as well do it thoroughly.

I headed toward the small diner and stepped inside, breathing in deeply. My mouth instantly began to water. I walked to the back and sat in a secluded, corner booth, grabbing up a menu and burying my face in it. After a few minutes I looked around. The place was fairly deserted, with only a few tables taken and once again, no one was looking at me. I sighed and put the down the menu, taking in my surroundings. Clean and warm, there were bookshelves along one wall with a sign over them saying ‘Help Yourself While You’re Here’, a long counter with stools opposite it, and the rest of the restaurant was tables and booths like the one I was sitting in. Curious, I got up and perused the shelves. Grinning, I grabbed a book I had been meaning to read and sat back down. I had just opened up the cover when a gentle voice startled me.

“Coffee?”

I looked up into the deepest brown eyes I had ever seen. They were warm and welcoming as they gazed at me and I waited for the sure widening that would happen when they recognized who I was, but it never came. Instead they remained warm and kind. They were framed by long lashes and as I looked into them I had the overwhelming sense of something inside me settling into place. A small voice in my head said the word home, and I was mystified because of it, trying to figure out why that had happened. Suddenly, I noticed the furrow appear between those lovely eyes and I realized I had been staring and not speaking for far too long.

Blinking, I cleared my throat and smiled warily at girl in front of me. “Please.”

Her answering smile was wide. “Anything else?”

“You have pie?”

Her smile got wider. “Not just any pie. Real homemade pies. Best in the city. I just took one out of the oven.”

How could I resist that?

He may have meant the pie that time, but it’s not long before he also cannot resist the baker…Bella. She is a hard working, very sweet, talented girl, struggling to overcome the difficult hand life has dealt her. He is struggling to cope with his lifestyle – that of a megastar and heartthrob – and Bella blows a breath of fresh air in his stuffy and controlled world; she becomes his catalyst for change.  Their emotions run deep very quickly…falling for each other is as easy as pie, but the reality they are soon forced to face is anything but.  Have no fear about the future as Edward’s Eternal assures us she believes in HEA for Little Bell and Pie Guy.

Go on, don’t try to resist…serve yourself a large helping of this delicious story.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9842447/1/Easy-as-Pie

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And now for something completely different…

Another Love by sparklymeg

*Made by SparrowNotes24*

*Made by SparrowNotes24*

Another Love ~ “Edward had it all… until he didn’t.” My entry for the 2013 TLS Angst Contest. Winner of Best HEA. Now expanding into a multichapter fic. 

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 6 – Words: 24,108 – Reviews: 135 – Favs: 143 – Follows: 331 – Updated: 18h ago – Published: Aug 22 – id: 9619625

IMHO it takes a special kind of story to be named the Best HEA in an angst contest, and that’s what we have right here ladies…a special kind of story.  Another Love captivated me in the contest and I can’t tell you how pleased I am that it is being continued.

I’m not going to tell you anything at all about the premise as that would only take away from your pleasure of slowly discovering it yourself. I will tell you, though, that this unique, beautifully told story will make you feel; it will pull at your heartstrings and make you smile, I know, for that’s what it did to me.

Another Love is told from EPOV, in the present, in dream sequences and in flashbacks. Sparklymeg made me feel as though I lived through each one of those moments – and all the intense emotions to go along with them – with Edward, and now I can’t wait to experience his future.

Here is a spoiler-free peek at Edward…

EPOV October 2005

I wander back into the living room, beer in hand, and ponder how I can get people to leave. It’s almost midnight, and I have to be up really early.

Okay, yeah. I definitely am a party pooper.

I’m almost knocked off my feet when a hard body stumbles into me. I steady myself to find Emmett McCarty, high, drunk, or both, wrapping his arms around me.

“Cullen! You made it man!”

Why do people keep saying that to me? Am I that obvious?

Emmett and I do the loose, side, male hug thing and he starts prattling on about his football game last week. I’m not really paying any attention though, because I’m distracted by a commotion on the other side of the room.

That smarmy fucker, James, from my Ethics in Education class, has some poor girl pressed against the window frame, his hands wandering down the sides of her body. She looks uncomfortable, her head moving from side to side. I realize he’s trying to kiss her and she’s resisting.

I’m over there before I even realize I have moved, my hand firm on his shoulder, pulling him away.

“Hey man, I don’t think she’s interested.”

James stumbles, and looks up at me. He’s glassy eyed, intoxicated, and his features twist into an expression of sheer confusion. Recognition dawns on his face, and he straightens up.

“She with you, man?”

“Yeah, she is, so back off.”

Wait, what?

The words tumble out of my mouth before I realize what I’m saying. In my peripheral vision I can see the girls eyes widening, and I hear a breath catch in her throat.

James mumbles something incoherent and stumbles away.

I turn back; only to be faced with one of the most beautiful girls I have ever laid eyes on.

Huh.

Guess this party won’t be so bad after all.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9619625/5/Another-Love

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Completed

From Geek To Chic by MrsK81

From Geek to Chic by MrsK81 - banner by Evilnat

Convinced she was headed to permanent residency in Loserville, Bella Swan would have done anything to fit in with the popular crowd. What if she was presented with an opportunity to do just that? Would she take it happily or would she stop and think about the person she was leaving behind? Inspired by 13 going on 30. Romance, drama, humor and a little bit of everything.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 16 – Words: 65,023 – Reviews: 576 – Favs: 287 – Follows: 396 – Updated: Oct 29 – Published:Feb 17 – Status: Complete – id: 9021054

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9021054/13/From-Geek-To-Chic

Previous review Here.

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The Man in the Moon by CullensTwiMistress 

The Man in the Moon by CullensTwiMistress

*banner made by CullensTwiMistress*

Her Nana had always told her she’d find the peanut butter to her jelly. But she never did find the one, and now she’s 29 and still looking for that perfect one—the man that doesn’t exist. He’s like the man in the moon; a simple fairy tale that will never be real. AH; BxE; Romance.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 15 – Words: 55,490 – Reviews: 1,308 – Favs: 794 – Follows: 1,149 – Updated: Oct 24 – Published: Apr 21 – Status: Complete – id: 9224221

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9224221/1/The-Man-in-the-Moon

Previous review Here.

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Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy 

*Made by Evilnat*

*Made by Evilnat*

Sometimes, everything you’re looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and complete!

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 79,201 – Reviews: 2,206 – Favs: 1,894 – Follows: 2,421 – Updated: Sep 12 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9070588

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9070588/1/Down-Home

Previous review Here.

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Master of Puppets by The Unholy Trinity of Horror

Master of Puppets banner

I’m pulling your strings. Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing. Just call my name, ’cause I’ll hear you scream. A collab between darkNnerdy, Livie79, and Raggdolly.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Horror/Suspense – Chapters: 14 – Words: 18,718 – Reviews: 320 – Favs: 62 – Follows: 97 – Updated: Nov 1 – Published: Oct 18 – Status: Complete – id: 9774726

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9774726/1/Master-of-Puppets

Previous review Here.

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CSI Seattle WA by Michaelmas54

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

A chance discovery in the forest near Forks starts a series of events that could prove cataclysmic for the world, not just for the people involved. A story of love, passion, murder and mystery and rated M mainly for the passionate (lemony) bits. A Twilight/CSI story that will hopefully keep you on the edge of your sofa! Recommended on Rob Attack, TLS & ADF. Now Complete.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 107,578 – Reviews: 839 – Favs: 314 – Follows: 356 – Updated: Oct 19 – Published:Aug 17 – Status: Complete – id: 9605564

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9605564/1/CSI-Seattle-WA

Previous review Here.

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Awkwardly Yours by Vancouver-Canuck-Girl 

Awkwardly Yours banner

High school Edward likes a girl named Bella, But he’s not a smooth-talking kind of fella. He has his fair share of inserting foot into mouth, And inappropriate risings down south. But he’s really kind of sweet, Even if he’s sort of a geek.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 22 – Words: 60,748 – Reviews: 2,848 – Favs: 875 – Follows: 1,232 – Updated: Nov 14 – Published: Aug 2 – Status: Complete – id: 9557633

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9557633/1/Awkwardly-Yours

Previous review Here.

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Crash Zone by JiffyKate

Crash Zone

The Crash Zone is a buffer zone outside the perimeter of the track. It’s purpose is to insure the safety of the fans from skaters falling out of bounds. Is it enough to keep hearts from being broken?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 15 – Words: 49,526 – Reviews: 772 – Favs: 368 – Follows: 503 – Updated: Sep 3 – Published: Mar 27 – Status: Complete – id: 9141640

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9141640/1/Crash-Zone

Previous review Here.

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Open Range – A Short Story by pattyrose

*made by Fallingsnow Winter*

*made by Fallingsnow Winter*

 In the mid 1800’s, out on the western range is where a real man makes his livelihood. And if he’s mighty lucky, it’s where he makes his destiny as well. A six chapter story with daily updates. E & B.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 7 – Words: 14,722 – Reviews: 901 – Favs: 488 – Follows: 490 – Updated: Aug 31 – Published: Aug 26 – Status: Complete – id: 9632155

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9632155/1/Open-Range-A-Short-Story

Previous review Here.

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My Love, My Sin by sulliedsoles

*made by sulliedsoles*

*made by sulliedsoles*

I want it all. I need, and I take, and I abuse. But I love my Love, and I love my Sin. I can’t let either one go.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella – Chapters: 22 – Words: 10,176 – Reviews: 510 – Favs: 154 – Follows: 230 – Updated: Sep 13 – Published: Aug 19 – Status: Complete – id: 9611324

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9611324/1/My-Love-My-Sin

Previous review Here.

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Mise-en-Place by callmepagliacci

*Made by Beffers87*

*Made by Beffers87*

I recreated his mother’s recipes when he was homesick. I made meal plans when he had to gain or lose weight for a role. And when he wanted chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for another woman he was bringing home, I made them with all the love in my heart—the love he’d never see. So I showed him with my food.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 14 – Words: 29,170 – Reviews: 1,456 – Favs: 1,097 – Follows: 1,700 – Updated: Aug 1 – Published: Apr 19 – Status: Complete – id: 9216928

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9216928/1/Mise-en-Place

Previous review Here.

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Rescission by GeekChic12 

Recission banner made by Twilly

*banner made by Twilly*

We met. We got off. We went home. We weren’t lovers. We weren’t even friends. We were f- buddies. It worked… Until it didn’t. AH, ExB.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 30,714 – Reviews: 1,930 – Favs: 1,798 – Follows: 2,172 – Updated: Nov 20 – Published: Jul 26 – Status: Complete – id: 9533161

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9533161/1/Rescission

Preview review Here. (It was complete at the time of original rec but now has an Epilogue-Futuretake.)

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We like to thank maurigirl60 for sharing her Fan Fiction, Sex Gods and Single Girls review with us today, and now we’d love to know what you’re reading!

The FicSix

*Decisions, decisions. What to read?!*

*Decisions, decisions! What to read?!*
Kudos to the unknown talented maker!

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“What’s Your Pleasure…?”

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Imagine the scene, you’ve had a bad day…don’t want to go home just yet…maybe a little company will help…perhaps a tasty drink. The warmth and anonymity of a bar…a warm pair of eyes, a trustworthy smile, a sympathetic ear, maybe a sexy ass…ohhhhh! *fans self* Who needs alcohol when Barward is on duty?

And the world just became a better place; heart lightened, smile in place, you’re ready to party and celebrate life!

Raise your glasses to Edward and enjoy him in all his bartending glory! Cheers! 😉

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*Another round please, Edward.*

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 *Reviews by WiltshireGlo*

The Right Guy by ThatEnglishWriter

The Right Guy ~ Bella always finds the wrong guy. The one who can’t satisfy her, ahem, needs. The one who really wants her best friend, Rosalie. But even if she never finds the Right Guy, there’s always a glass of wine and the sympathetic ear of Edward, her faithful barman.

Twilight, M, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 10, words: 19k+, favs: 858, follows: 570, updated: Dec 28, 2012 published: Nov 25, 2012, Bella, Edward Complete

Looking for a kind, patient Edward? The kind who watches, waits, bides his time? All the while seeing the lovely Bella make mistake after mistake, often finding great hilarity in her ability to attract the wrong guy. Have no fear though, Bella is no wanton hussy, she’s just a friendly, if somewhat naïve girl who finds herself in a more than a few awkward situations. This is a lovely short-ish fic that will make you smile all the way through and warm your heart.

Edward is, of course, tending his bar when they meet and become the best of friends. He fulfills both roles of friend and the discreet all-knowing, all-seeing barman, so he is privy to all her deepest secrets. They clearly adore each other, but she just doesn’t see HIM. Until she does. *sigh*

Edward looked down at the books again, scratching the scruff on his chin. He hadn’t shaved in a couple of days.

“I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that. It doesn’t make you shallow; it’s just not what you want for yourself. If you’re serious about a guy, you want him to be serious about you too and serious about your future together. Maybe a guy who has yet to move out of his parent’s house and get a full-time job isn’t serious enough for a woman like you. There’s someone better out there for him.”

“And me?”

“And definitely someone better for you.” He smiled, his eyes on mine. “The right guy could be right under your nose.”

I smiled, feeling much better with myself as a person.

“Thanks Edward. This is why you own a bar. You’re full of worldly wisdom and have a sympathetic ear.” I took another fry and Edward sighed heavily, pushing the bowl towards me.

The Right Guy is a feel good story, and let’s face it, we all know where this is going, but the getting-there is charming, sweet, funny and will cheer any afternoon.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8736905/1/The-Right-Guy

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The Machine Shop by angela4148

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The Machine Shop ~ College graduate, Bella Swan, needs a job to pay for the student loans on a useless degree. Owner of the famous Machine Shop, Edward Cullen, is looking for a waitress, but there’s a lot more to their stories.

AH OOC

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 16 – Words: 59,053 – Reviews: 537 – Favs: 772 – Follows: 671 – Updated: May 31 – Published: Nov 27, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7585753

When Bella is unable to find work after graduating she is persuaded to apply for a job at The Machine Shop, a bar renowned for the top bands that play there. Immediately there’s spark of attraction between Bella and her new boss, Edward…but admitting it is another thing.

Despite him being dark and often brooding, there is something about Edward that gets under her skin, makes her want to know more. Edward definitely wants to know everything about Bella, but there are inner demons that he’s scared will be unleashed should he take that step…so he remains aloof. Luckily others around him notice and decide to force the issue.

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I moved over to the raised merch section in the back of the bar, so I could get a bird’s eye view. I met Bella’s eyes as she stood off to the side, watching the show. It was getting towards the end of the set and the drink orders tended to slow down a little. I smiled at her and she smiled back slightly, but there was reluctance there. I looked away quickly. It was fucking stupid to lust after her since I knew from her paperwork that she was not even twenty-three. I was an old man in comparison.

I took my hat off, catching a look at the word ‘suicidal’. I ran my fingers through my hair and slid it back on, facing the word behind me. It was symbolic if I really thought about it too hard.

“Hey, everything looks good. It’s been a good night. No fights, no bullshit, and a few hot women in almost nothing,” Emmett quipped as he leaned on the stool next to me. I nodded my head at him in agreement, never taking my eyes off Bella who was back to walking in the crowd.

“I noticed that you seem to be keeping a close eye on our new girl,” he commented after a short silence.

“I just want to make sure she’s doing her job. Nothing more, Em,” I said, giving him a shitty look.

“Whatever you say, Edward. Whatever you say.

Bella finds herself -and her best friend Rosalie- rapidly and wholeheartedly welcomed by the close team working at the bar, and embraced into their warm and loving ‘family’, their lives are irrevocably entwined, troubles shared. There are no doubts that they stand together, despite the challenges they face

It’s difficult not to give too much of the plot away, but one thing you’ll never doubt is that they care deeply, are loyal and their love is strong – and maybe that’s just the catalyst for Edward to resolve his issues

I love this description of Edward through Bella’s eyes…

His smell was heady and rustic, like pine and wild flowers, but completely manly despite the floral scent. It was just simply Edward, almost a contradiction. Much like the tough tattoos and soft eyes of the man himself.

There is something so touching about a seemingly tough guy being hurt and vulnerable, and this Edward will tug at your heartstrings just a little, but it’s so worth it as it makes the story end that much sweeter.

The Machine Shop Chapter 1: Buried Alive, a twilight fanfic | FanFiction

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Cullen’s Roadhouse by TGBMcCray

Cullen’s Roadhouse ~ Bella Swan is adrift. She’s got a worthless college degree, bills, two friends, a shitty apartment, and too many ex-boyfriends. Swearing off men seems like a good idea, at least until she can figure out how to pour a proper beer and make some cash to get her head above water at Cullen’s Roadhouse. It’s an apron that sets her off. An apron, some Levi’s, and a tall glass of Diet Coke.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Drama – Bella – Chapters: 10 – Words: 10,431 – Reviews: 45 – Favs: 21 – Follows: 48 – Published: Nov 7 – id: 9828115 WiP

Let me introduce you to a great Bella! Bright, breezy, and with very little filter, she really is a treat to read, We meet her as she’s learning the ropes of tending bar from an older-than-usual Lauren. Cullen’s Roadhouse is a family-run establishment and although Edward is mainly behind the scenes at the bar, he definitely has a strong presence!

*Warning!* I’ve never really thought of an apron as sexy before, but OME, what a visual!!

About the time I get so frustrated that an exasperated “Fuck!” slips past my lips, I catch a glimpse of something decidedly male through the straggles of matted, stinky hair escaping my long braid. I look up from the ice, and he breezes right along the hallway.

 He’s wearing a black Cullen’s Roadhouse t-shirt, a pair of Levi’s, and a fucking apron. Really. He’s got a white apron looped low around his hips, just folded and tied around his waist like a dirty towel. His hair, a riot of gold and red and brown, but mostly red, flops into his eyes, which are – maybe brown? Green? I’m not sure, he’s flashing me a smile, and he’s gone. I watch him take the two steps down into the kitchen, his ass perfectly framed by the apron at his hips. His long fingers are curled around a Styrofoam cup in one hand, and a clipboard in the other.

If my thighs weren’t already soaked with beer and ice, I might have a problem right now. He had dimples. At least one anyway, and a smile that just lit me up and blew me out in front of God and country and Lauren.

I become aware that I’m clutching her arm when she says, “Ow. Bella?”

“Who was that?”

She rubs her arm and glances back toward the kitchen, into the din of noise where Adonis just descended. “Who, Edward? He works here, manages back of house.”

“Edward. Oh. Edward Cullen?”

“Yeah. Remember what I said –”

 My mouth is dry but my pussy is really, really wet. I don’t care how gross it sounds. It’s true. I think I may be working on a contact orgasm, but without the contact. I rasp at her, testing out if my voice still works. “Diet Coke.”

 “Yep.”

The shovel/ice spade in my hand is so cold, but it feels good because it’s so much hotter in here than it was before, and God knows it was hot then.

“Does he have a girlfriend?” I don’t care how forward I am. I want to know.

Lauren’s nose snurls. It’s universal chick body language for this shit is complicated. “Yeah. They just moved in together a few months back, I think. We don’t see her much in here. But they’re still together.”

“Not for long.”

 I don’t realize I’ve said it out loud till Lauren starts laughing but I am serious as a fucking heart attack. I know, I know I said I was through. I swore off men. I moved here, even though it was James’s fucking hometown, and I swore him and Jacob and all of them off, but fuck.

Edward Cullen looks sexy as sin in an apron.

I have to have him.

You know she’s going to make good on that, but in the meantime I’m enjoying seeing the cast of slightly OOC characters, who bring depth and pathos to the story. Only ten chapters in, this WiP is one worth watching for its originality, and to see if Bella, her southern accent, daisy dukes and tempting ways can beguile Edward. I’m hopeful, in fact, I don’t think he stands a chance…!

*TGBMcCray’s fanfiction.net avatar*

TGBMcCray says, “My avatar is how I see Edward in Cullen’s Roadhouse. His bar’s shirt, otherwise it’s mostly flannel and jeans.”

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9828115/1/Cullen-s-Roadhouse

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*Reviews by Cared*

BARMAN

When Wiltshire Glo proposed the idea of a Barward post, I admit he was not one I thought of as being a favourite Ward, but that all changed once I recalled all the brilliant Barward fics I’d previously read and enjoyed.  How had I forgotten just how sweet and sexy some of the Barwards and their stories are?

*Goes off to fantasyland where I’m the one in Bella’s shoes*

Sigh!

Can you imagine the temptation you would be faced with when Barward leans suggestively across the highly-polished bar, gives you one of his patented sexy smirks and asks, “what’s your pleasure?”  Be honest now, can any one of you put your hand on heart and say you would resist asking for a naughty sounding cocktail?  I know I wouldn’t!  I suspect I may go so far as to beg for order positions cocktails such as a ‘Long, Hard Screw Against the Wall’ or a ‘Screaming Orgasm’…preferably both together! LOL

So, peruse the menu below ladies…and enjoy!

DRINKWARD

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One Bartender, Shaken and Stirred by GrayMatters and Iadorepugs 

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One Bartender, Shaken and Stirred ~ Winner of the Public Vote in the Curvaceous & Bodacious Contest – thank you for your votes! Collab w/Iadorepugs-Edward Cullen owns the popular nightclub Eclipse where image is supposedly everything. When plus-sized Bella Swan is drafted into helping out at Eclipse what will they both learn about images? One Shot

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Words: 8,368 – Reviews: 103 – Favs: 256 – Follows: 80 – Published: Apr 13, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6900255

The shaken and stirred bartender in question here is hot and intense, there is no denying it, but for me, it’s Bella who makes this a great fic. Why? She is curvaceous and bodacious, and beautiful both inside and out.  She is confident, comfortable in her own skin, witty…feisty even.  As they are short-staffed, Alice, one of Edward’s partners at Eclipse, persuades Bella to work waiting tables at the nightclub…  Narrow minded Edward likes a certain look for his staff – “super skinny supermodel types with perfect figures” – something Bella is not!

BPOV

I took a deep breath, glad that I was pissed, otherwise I would be drooling as usual at the sight of the Greek God in front of me. He had to be one of the most handsome men I’d ever seen, with reddish-brown hair that was messy and wild, combined with lush emerald green eyes that studied me speculatively. He was tall, over six feet, with broad shoulders and muscular arms that were showcased by the black tee shirt he wore. But no matter now good looking he was, I didn’t appreciate his attitude towards me when I was here to do a favor for him.

Don’t worry that Edward appears to be a bit of an Assward at the beginning; all is not as it seems and by the end he more than redeems himself. 😉

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6900255/1/One-Bartender-Shaken-and-Stirred

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Gravity by Coldplaywhore

Gravity ~ What happens when Edward, a handsome bartender, offers Bella a shoulder to cry on after a rough day at work and discovers they have more in common than they thought? For SassyK. Fandom Gives Back One-Shot. Rated M for dirty dirty things.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Friendship – Chapters: 1 – Words: 7,209 – Reviews: 150 – Published: 1-7-10 – Edward, Bella

Edward enjoys a quiet life and doesn’t like to rock the boat so tending bar in Black, “an unassuming joint”, a few blocks away from the University of Washington Medical Center, suits him perfectly…

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My favorite patrons were usually the nurses who came in from the hospital after a long shift, and there were several that I had struck up interesting friendships with over the two years I had worked there. There were the flirty nurses like Tanya, Jessica and Lauren, who even though they all steady boyfriends, didn’t seem to hesitate in asking me out. I never dated a patron though; it just wasn’t worth my time or aggravation since Charlotte frowned on any of her employees dating customers. However, that wasn’t completely true because there was one frequent visitor to the bar I would consider dating, but she never once showed any signs of interest in me, much to my frustration.

The frequent customer who stars in both his dreams and daydreams is Bella, a pediatric nurse…

Usually when they were at Black, I spent a little too much time watching Bella. Well, a little too much to be considered healthy for a normal man, but I couldn’t help it. She was beautiful. Bella had big round chocolate colored eyes that worked in perfect harmony with her long brown hair that she usually kept in a ponytail. Some nights when she came in, she would pull the elastic from her hair and shake it out, letting it fall down her back as my pants found themselves getting rather snug from the sight. It was on those nights that I thanked god that I was behind the bar, because there was nothing more stunning then Bella with her hair down.

Eventually Edward’s policy of being “willing to listen” pays off much better than he ever expected, gravity will not be denied, and so the owner’s policy of no fraternising with the customers is thrown out with the slops.  This Gravity cocktail is sweet, hot, romantic – enjoy!

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http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5647741/1/Gravity

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Olympic Rain and Novocain by AddiCakes

Olympic Rain and Novocain ~ A waitress’s pain, a bartender’s secrets, & one fateful night. “The silken lilt flowing from his flawless lips envelopes her…soothes her…rocks her gently back and forth…until the tingly sensation fades into numbness. Numb. Like Novocain.” AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 81,468 – Reviews: 1,331 – Favs: 1,047 – Follows: 597 – Updated: Feb 28, 2010 – Published: Aug 5, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5276294

Olympic Rain and Novocain is a beautifully written, moving story of that I read a few years back, and have not forgotten. As AddiCakes says “If you’re in the mood for some angst and dark secrets mixed with romance & sexual tension, please give my little story a try. I promise you will not be disappointed!” I know I wasn’t!

Bella is a lonely soul from Mississippi working as a diner waitress and living in Forks with her police chief father.  Perhaps residing in Forks would be a more accurate description as she is not living, merely existing; she is sad, depressed and is hiding from life.  Her relationship with Charlie is pretty miserable and I could have cried for Bella when he forgot her 19th birthday, though paradoxically, that turns out to be the best thing he ever did for her. She decided to spend the night out doing whatever she wanted, in a different town, with different people—a little birthday indulgence.

BPOV

Engine rattle and radio static are all that keep her company as she makes the hour-long drive east on the one-oh-one. It does not matter that she’ll probably end up standing by herself in the corner of the club. It also does not matter that she’ll be forced to wear one of those orange bracelets signifying she’s underage. What does matter is that the few remaining hours of her nineteenth birthday are not spent listening to her father’s snoring.

How I admire both her bravery and her attitude!

Movement on the stage rescues Bella from sinking any further into a miserable reverie. She eyes the young bartender stepping into plain sight, a barstool in one hand and a guitar in the other. A spotlight shines from the floor, illuminating his lean, yet muscular, form. He is tall—six feet, at least. His attire is casual, a navy blue t-shirt, dark jeans and black Converse sneakers. His short sleeves reveal the sinewy definition in his arms as he adjusts the mic stand to his liking. He runs a nervous hand through his untidy brown hair—or perhaps, it’s auburn. She can’t be certain in this lighting.

The distracted audience fails to take notice of him until they hear the tweaking of his guitar strings. More heads turn in attention when he clears his throat. But as for Bella Swan, she is captivated by him long before he croons the first verse…

And so Bella discovers her Novocain…her own personal brand of heroin…Edward!  I wish I could say ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ at this point, but I can’t.  Temporary solutions to pain are just that – temporary.  Bella and Edward, for he has his own secret to confront, have growing to do. Their initial friendship develops into a relationship as they travel down the road of forgiveness, reconciliation and acceptance of their pasts that cannot be changed.

Set aside a few hours for reading this as once you start, you won’t want to stop.

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5276294/1/Olympic-Rain-and-Novocain

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Sandstone Cove by cosmogirl7481 

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Sandstone Cove ~ I came here looking for some rest, some relaxation…some downtime. I never expected to find anything else. I certainly never expected to find him. Written for Marvar’s birthday because I love her. Rated M for reasons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 14,259 – Reviews: 1,322 – Favs: 605 – Follows: 434 – Updated: Aug 3 – Published: Aug 2 – Status: Complete – id: 9555470

It’s no secret that the legendary Cosmogirl7481 writes the best birthday presents for her beta and bestie, Marvar, and we, her loyal readers, are the lucky ones to also reap the benefits! I’ve been a Cosmo fan for quite some time now; read just about every word she’s written, and Barward, in Sandstone Cove, is simply another reason why I enjoy her stories so much. This romantic Edward, who will make you swoon and fan yourself with his sweet, sometimes dirty words and sexy demeanor, is swept into Bella’s vacation world with the waves of a sandy tide…

I can feel the soft, worn wood under my legs as I sit on the railing of the boardwalk. The sun is just now rising over the ocean – vivid flecks of yellow, pink, and just a hint of lavender fill the horizon that seems so far off, and yet, I feel as if I could reach out and touch it.

And just like the colors, everything seems hazy.

I came here looking for some rest, some relaxation…some downtime.

I never expected to find anything else.

I certainly never expected to find him.

…I hear his voice behind me. “I thought I’d find you here.”

He presses up against my back and his arms wrap around my waist as he pulls me against his warm, bare chest. Everything about this – about him – is soft and hard and fucking perfect. I don’t even try to fight it. I melt against him as the sun bathes us both in its warmth. He holds me steady as I push against him, and even though I know he has to let me go, right now he doesn’t.

He won’t.

As the wind whips my hair around the both of us, I turn my head back, looking up at him, and say, “You didn’t find me here, Edward. I found you.”

The smooth ebb and flow of this complete, 19 chapter story, from the beautiful beach and resort setting that is romantic and relaxing, to the friendly bartender and his welcoming family, will leave you captivated and wanting to be at Sandstone Cove yourself. Bella “just needed a little downtime” to escape her stressful and complicated life at home, and Barward, while serving up “Sex on the Beach” also offers her more than a good drink, as he leads her to reevaluate her life and responsibilities. And you never know, as a wise cabbie told Bella when she arrived: “This is the closest thing to paradise I’ve ever found. You might just decide not to leave.” I wonder if Bella did indeed make this decision? Well, you’ll just have to check into the Ocean View Resort to find out. Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen…Barward is on drink and sunscreen duty! *wink* Enjoy!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9555470/1/Sandstone-Cove

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*Review by AllyVera*

Paper CutOuts by twistedcoincidence and astilbe13

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Paper CutOuts ~ Bella prefers the virtual to the actual, but feels herself being tugged from the safety of her online realm into the world of a rough edged Edward. This time she’ll write her own story. Collab with astilbe13 AH/AU

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 34 – Words: 136,587 – Reviews: 10,068 – Favs: 5,753 – Follows: 3,532 – Updated: Feb 16, 2011 – Published: May 24, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5993964

I am showing my Twi-Fic age here, but I read Paper CutOuts when it was a mere WIP, and it is one of those stories that stays with you long after the last word is read. I personally think the best thing about the story is how real it feels – not just the storyline, but the characters of Edward and Bella.  Neither are perfect, but that just seems to make them better.

Instead of telling you about Bella’s life before she meets Edward, I think I will let her tell you… (Chapter One)

“There are no highlights in the story of my life, no cliff hangers, no nail biting moments. Everything drones on like the predictable beat of a metronome, no down beats or flourishes. My parents seem to think that this is the their ultimate gift to me. They call it comfort, stability. I call it hell.

It can’t be completely blamed on them. I have been easily led down this path. Every time I had the chance to stick a toe out of line, I’ve gone chicken shit and recoiled back to the familiar. So, I’ve been the bystander. I watched as my friends took risks, stuck out their necks, handed out their hearts, all while I seethed with jealousy.

I sigh as my pen taps out a simple beat against the cheap vinyl of my cubicle desk. At least I’m next to a window. Not something I fought for, just a simple coincidence that the lucky bastard I replaced passed down to me. My phone beeps incessantly at me and I exhale slowly, narrowing my eyes at the black box. I pull the receiver to my ear and try to sound awake.

“Good afternoon, I’m calling to tell you about the amazing results you can get with….” My voice drones on as I wait for the familiar dial tone. I am that person. The scum who calls at the worst time and tries to con you into signing up for a pill that will in no way make you look like Jennifer Aniston, but will be emptying your bank account slowly, as you forget you are being billed monthly.

As you can see, Bella is not really fulfilling her potential, but she starts to when she meets Edward, who owns the bar close to Bella’s work.  After a bit of a disastrous first meeting with Bella nearly cracking her head open on Edward’s bar, this seemingly mismatched couple strike up a friendship which eventually leads to more.  Of course, in all this is Edward’s son, Finn – who is one of the most delightful children I have read in Fan Fic.  He is a shining star in this story, as is Edward’s boundless love for him. *Sigh – Daddyward! Yum*

There are rough patches in this story where Bella and Edward are carving out their future, but the angst is perfectly balanced with lightness in this story – there are many giggle out-loud moments, as well as the moments where you reach for the Kleenex – it truly is wonderful!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5993964/1/Paper-CutOuts 

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Barward’s Reading Library

Barward's REading ibrary

A Lot by crimsonmarie (Previous review Here)

Beaches and Boardwalks by jaxon22

Firefly in Summer by PrimaryColors (Previous review Here)

Last Call by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy (Previous review Here)

Rescission by GeekChic12 (Previous review Here)

Stolen Secrets and Shattered Dreams by Foxxyj (Previous review Here)

The Crack in The Door by janewithay (Previous review Here)

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I seriously want to hug, squeeze and smooch both AllyVera and Cared for their fantastic banners *mwah* thank you for bringing Barward to life, ladies! (WG)

Now fix yourself your favourite tipple, whether it be tea, iced tea or a Long Island Iced Tea…and lose yourself within a bar with Edward, but remember, we want to hear your recs too! 🙂

The FicSix

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Paging Doctor Edward Cullen…

Paging Doctor Cullen, Paging Doctor Edward Cullen…STAT…many horny ill women waiting for a personal consultation in your office. 

PAGING DOCTOR EDWARD CULLEN

What?! look at him…who can blame us! *wink* Welcome to Doctorward with The FicSix on Fan Fiction Fridays!

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Your Life Can Change in a Moment by coloradoperson

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Your Life Can Change in a Moment ~ Bella didn’t like surprises. Her life was safe, predictable and she knew what to expect until fate brought her breast cancer and everything changed. This is not a tragedy; it’s a story about love and hope..because that’s what life is all about.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 64,855 – Reviews: 556 – Favs: 512 – Follows: 243 – Updated: 07-01-12 – Published: 12-30-11 – Status: Complete – id: 7692657

Have you ever started reading a fic that touched you so deeply you had to stop reading and go get a box of tissues? Well, I have, and this is it… This Doctorward story truly moved me, in ways I know I cannot properly articulate so you’ll understand just how much I was affected by this touching and inspirational story. The author is a two-time breast cancer survivor and she has shared her difficult and inspiring journey through Bella and our favourite Twilight characters.

If you read the summary, you will see that Your Life Can Change in a Moment by coloradoperson is a story about love, life, courage and hope…it is not a tragedy, but that’s not to say it isn’t heart-wrenching and very sad at times. *cue tissue box*

The story begins when we meet a 26-year-old Bella with breast cancer, who tells us a bit about her life today, while reminiscing about the love of a lifetime, once lost… We learn that Bella and Edward were high school sweethearts, but when Edward went off to college, a year ahead of Bella, he made a life-altering, drunk mistake, leaving both of them heartbroken with an irreparable relationship. They sadly go their separate ways for the better part of ten years; Bella went on to become a second grade teacher in Seattle, Edward a doctor in Chicago. But after years apart they are brought back together – by fate? – when Bella walks into the breast cancer support group and sees it’s being led, by none other than Esme Cullen – Edward’s mother. After reconnecting with this special woman and Edward’s estranged family, Bella learns Edward is moving back home to Seattle, and the rest, as they say, is history…

As I stood there and watched Bella, I thought about the last time she walked away, right out of my life.

I knew I couldn’t let that happen, not again.

I was shaking and barely breathing as I caught up to her. I was close enough to touch her when I said her name again, softly, and she stopped.

Everything changed the moment she turned around and looked at me. My life changed as we stood there, looking at each other. It was such a quiet moment. There was no one else in that hospital lobby except us. She was crying when she took a step toward me and touched my face. I cried when she whispered my name, and all I heard was happiness. I put my arms around her and pulled her close to me. We didn’t kiss. There were no words or whispers of love or regret. It seemed to be enough for both of us, just being next to each other again. I don’t know how long we stood there. It could have been just seconds or minutes, but it was long enough to know I was where I belonged for the first time in eight years. It was long enough to know where fate was leading me.

Along with the strong, supportive and unwavering love between Edward and Bella through this incredibly tough journey, one of the most touching connections made is between Bella and Angela – also a young woman battling breast cancer. They bond over their shared struggle and all the awful realities it entails, but also over their shared passion to live life to its fullest. They will make you laugh, cry and really appreciate the life you are blessed with every day.

Whether your life has been touched by breast cancer, in some way, shape or form, or not, this story will affect you; I can almost guarantee it. Each chapter begins with an enlightening quote, either from comedian, actress and cancer casualty Gilda Radner, or the movie Enchanted – Bella’s all-time favourite movie because…

Chapter Two. Now.

Giselle: [after leaving the shower] Good morning, Robert. I hope you had wonderful dreams.

Robert Philip: I think I’m still in one.

From the movie Enchanted

[EPOV]

I laughed out loud when I read my wife’s text message.

Bella and Enchanted – a match made in heaven. She still insists that Enchanted was made just for her. Well, maybe it was. Who the hell knows? I believe anything is possible these days. I don’t know how many times she’s watched that movie. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched it with her, but it’s enough to know all the lines and most of the song lyrics. I know there’s a line in that movie that had something to do with us getting together as soon as we did, but I can’t figure out what it is, and she won’t tell me. I kid her about her love affair with this movie, but I do get it. I get why she loves it. Fate, love and magical moments – it pretty much sums us up.

This makes me smile, as I remember all the greatness of this story.  Yes, it is an emotional read, but definitely worth your time, as it is written from the heart of the author: “A/N – I love fanfic, and I’ve always wanted to write a story. They say you should write about what you know in your first story, and what I know is breast cancer. Maybe breast cancer is too real, but hope, courage and love, especially love, are also real, and that’s really what this story is all about.” And, if you do choose to bless yourself with reading Your-Life-Can-Change-in-a-Moment, please take a moment and visit this link below; to see the banner, Bella and Edward’s cottage and Denver Komen Race for the Cure pictures (where we meet the author) that are all incorporated into this incredibly affecting and memorable story.

http://photobucket.com/yourlifecanchangeinamoment?albumview=slideshow

The password is Loveandhope.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7692657/1/Your-Life-Can-Change-in-a-Moment

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*Reviews by AllyVera*

Once Upon a Stormy Night  by TwilightMommyof4girls

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Umm… that is just gorgeous…

Once Upon a Stormy Night ~ Dr. Isabella Swan is on her way across the country for a job interview in Seattle. Read what happens when she gets stranded in a strange city in the middle of a blizzard. 

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella – Chapters: 20 – Words: 123,952 – Reviews: 677 – Favs: 1,002 – Follows: 349 – Updated: Jan 12, 2010 – Published: Aug 18, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5309326

Doctor Isabella Swan is an unlucky woman on the face of things in the first chapter of Once Upon a Stormy Night – she is stranded in a strange city in a blizzard, all the accommodation is taken and for the life of her, she can’t find a restaurant.  She happens upon a bar, and suddenly it seems her luck has changed when she strikes up a conversation (and a powerful connection) with a fellow Doctor with gorgeous green eyes…

Excerpt from Chapter 1…

“We fell into a sweaty pile of limbs, both struggling to catch our breaths. I tried to regain some sense of sanity, realizing what had just happened. I lost my virginity. 

Edward didn’t seem to notice my internal struggle as he was soon snoring, with his body intertwined with mine.

What the hell do I do now?

I lay there for a while, considering my options. If I left, this could all be a dream. No awkward moments, just a wonderful memory. If I stayed, there would be the awkward morning silence. Would he ask me to leave? Would he try to be polite until I had to get on the plane? I couldn’t face that, I couldn’t face him, so I snuck out from his arms and rolled off the bed. I grabbed his shirt quickly threw it on, dashing for the bathroom.”

Oh yes, the girl does a runner.  From Edward Cullen, no less!  *Shakes head with despair* Well, to be honest when our Bella leaves that room she doesn’t know she has run from Edward Cullen or where he even lives.  Never fear, though, our beloved bronze-haired God is not out of the story for long.

I won’t say too much more, as I don’t want to give the plot away – but suffice to say, the road has a few twists and turns, including professional and personal connections for Dr Swan that link her to Dr Cullen before she even knows it, but they end up where they were always meant to be… With each other.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5309326/1/Once-Upon-A-Stormy-Night

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Come Undone by Scorp112

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Come Undone ~ She took a risk that left her with nothing. How do you tell someone to come home when you’re the one who sent them away? How does Bella break the news to her ex-husband that the baby she’s carrying is his? *1st place winner in Beautiful Bellies Contest*

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Words: 13,237 – Reviews: 194 – Favs: 681 – Follows: 266 – Published: Jun 9, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7063265

For those of you who don’t know, I also go by the name of “Queen of the Angsty One Shot”… I love them and the little gem I have today is one of my very favourites.

Come Undone is a beautifully told story about Bella who has recently ended her 20 plus year marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Edward.

“Closing my eyes, I tried my best to let my exhaustion take me under and allow me to just forget for a little while what a mess I made of my life. However, my brain wouldn’t turn off. The mistakes I made over the last few months crashed over me, causing more tears to fall. 

If only…

If I had just…

I should have…

I could have…

There were a million different ways things could have gone. But ultimately, my stubbornness and my husband’s pride led us here.”

Before you all kill me, this is not the end of the road for these two, who clearly love each other beyond words.

This story is really a lesson in how even the deepest of loves can falter when pride and epic stubbornness come into play.  I have read “Come Undone” several times and it never fails to make me an emotional mess – but you know I love it when that happens!  Enjoy!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7063265/1/Come-Undone

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*Reviews by Gingerandgreen*

The Nightingale Journals by kimpy

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*Made by pkitten21*

The Nightingale Journals ~ Night nurse Bella Swan blogs about her experiences via “The Nightingale Journals.” When Dr. Edward Cullen is named the PICU’s newest Fellow, their attraction is undeniable, but can they remain professional? Epic banter and tensions result.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 231,945 – Reviews: 3,374 – Favs: 2,632 – Follows: 1,799 – Updated: Feb 17, 2012 – Published: Feb 9, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5731421

Docward is one of my favourite ~wards, which is quite strange because I have a medical phobia. A phobia so deep-seated, I’ve actually been in therapy for it for about a year. When I started reading The Nightingale Journals I had just begun this journey into my psyche, and parts of the story became a stepping stone on the long road to recovery. That’s how good this fic is. It’s the ultimate medicine, served up in a huge spoonful of sugar – and by sugar, I mean feverishly hot sex, but you knew that, didn’t you? You pervy lot! 🙂

We begin the story when Bella is a trainee nurse and Edward is in medical school. We only get brief glimpses into the early years, and the story really gets into its stride when Edward takes up a Fellowship position in the PICU of his father’s hospital, where Bella is employed as a nurse:

“Good morning, Nurse Swan.”

“Dr. Cullen, you know you’re the only one who can get away with calling me that…and only because you say it in that lovely accent of yours. What are you doing here so early? I usually don’t get the privilege of seeing you before my shift is over.”

He laughs heartily at my comment. I turn around to face him, and suddenly, it’s as though I was hit by a cement block.

Edward Cullen? The fuckhot son of the fuckhot daddy!

“To answer your question, I’m making the rounds this morning in lieu of Dr. McCarty to introduce our new PICU Fellow, Dr. Cullen, to everyone on the floor.”

“Oh, that’s right. I heard something about the new Fellow starting this week.” I have to act ignorant, because otherwise I might let it slip out just how fuckhot I find Edward Cullen to be.

God, I remember him as a resident. His biceps always showed so nicely, poking out of his sleeves. His hair was always just schmexed. Even then, I wanted him, as inappropriate as that would have been. Time has been very, very good to you both, Drs. Cullen.

Edward Cullen looks me straight in the eyes and I feel lightheaded. He’s impossibly good looking, and he flashes this killer grin at me. I remember it perfectly, he lifts one side of his mouth into a smile, so it’s all crooked, and it is equal parts playful and smoldering.

Damn, those eyes. I forgot how green they are. Perfect and rare, just like every last bit of him.

“Now, it was important to me to introduce Dr. Cullen myself, to fend off any rumors of nepotism. There was a selection process that we used, and blindly rated the candidates. It just so happens that my son came up with the highest score, and thus he was offered the job.”

“You must be really proud. He’ll be following in your footsteps, starting in the PICU just like you did!”

“Indeed I am, Bellar,” he slides my name out with his adorable accent. “But don’t let him off easily; I expect you to challenge him, like you do to everyone else.”

“I promise that I will make his life interminably difficult, just for you, Dr. Cullen.”

“Good! He needs to learn from the best nurses we have!”

“Carlisle Cullen, you are so full of BS! I’m sure you use that accent of yours to get whatever you want!”

“I can speak from experience; he is especially slippery when it comes to convincing my mother to do his bidding.”

“You know, Edward, I could stop introducing you at any time.”

“All right, Dad. Point taken. It was nice to meet you, Nurse Swan.”

“Oh god, not you, too! It’s Bella! I don’t want to have to get violent with you, now!”

He just smiles and gives me his signature smirk, and the two of them get on their way.

Shit, I’m going to be in big trouble with that hot piece of ass hanging around here. How the fuck am I supposed to ignore that?

There is a perfect burning attraction between the pair right from the start. While they experience a few pitfalls in their soon-to-be steamy relationship, the story is enriched perfectly by the stark reality of life in a paediatric intensive care unit. Some of the patient stories are heartbreaking, and the way the characters deal with them feels realistic and human; but don’t let the heartbreak put you off. Nightingale Journals are filled with as much love, joy and faith as they are trial by fate.

I secretly (or not so secretly any more!) feel very self-satisfied by Kimpy’s slight obsession with a particular kind of uncut peen – and that’s all I’m going to say about that. But now you have to go and find out what I’m talking about, don’t you? *evil grin; raised eyebrow* Enjoy!

Bellar… Bellar! (That was Dr Carlisle Cullen, by the way). There’s just one thing, and I have to say this, so please forgive me Kimpy. The bit about England and castles and Lordships towards the end requires a rather large pinch of salt. Suspend your disbelief, Europeans, just for a little while. There’s plenty of sugar to make up for it.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5731421/1/The-Nightingale-Journals

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Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm by Savory

Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm

Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm ~In an instant the life Bella knew changed, only to reveal lies and danger. Can a father she never knew and a young doctor named Edward Cullen save her and provide her with salvation in the eye of the storm? AH, CP, rated M for language and content.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Mystery – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 20 – Words: 93,934 – Reviews: 361 – Favs: 280 – Follows: 177 – Updated: Nov 17, 2011 – Published: Apr 24, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6935867

Thorn in my Pride by Savory *Sequel*

Thorn in my Pride

Thorn in my Pride ~ The Bible says the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons and that pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Edward, Bella, Carlisle and the rest of the family are about to have these notions tested. Sequel to Sometimes Salvation in the Eye of the Storm. A/H Rated M for content.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Crime – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 10 – Words: 34,731 – Reviews: 113 – Favs: 40 – Follows: 57 – Updated: Aug 11 – Published: Apr 10 – id: 9189335

Sometimes Salvation (complete) and Thorn in My Pride (WiP – at least, I hope so…) are the kind of undiscovered gems that make random mining parties through fanfic.net so worthwhile.

The plot of these stories is so rich, it’s quite tricky to explain anything without giving too much away. Edward is a doctor, and possesses all the best attributes of Docward, but his profession isn’t the centre of the plot, except for the part where he saves Bella’s life; and he – oh dear, I’d better stop there. He is the son of Carlisle, that well-known FBI deputy director. (I’d like to know this Carlisle well *wipes brow*). Bella is a photographer, and the daughter of Charlie, who has no idea she exists until chapter one. It’s complicated!

The whole cast is finely drawn and everyone has a key role to play in the exciting crime drama both of the fics contain. The story grips you from the first paragraph, and is packed full of tension. This is the paragraph in which Edward and Bella set eyes upon each other for the first time, in chapter 3 of Sometimes Salvation:

Carlisle raised his hand to let her know they were there and all four men turned to look at her. The man beside Charlie was huge. He stood at least 6’4″ and had to be at least that broad across. He had a huge smile on his face and the way he bounced like a child was in direct contrast to the size he carried.

Bella than noticed the other man and felt her heart stop for a moment. He had to have been the most beautiful man she had ever seen in her entire life. He stood just a few inches shorter than the bear of a man beside him and he was much leaner yet she could still tell he was very muscular. He stood there in hospital scrubs and even from a distance she could see the resemblance between him and Esme. She knew that the two men in front of her were Carlisle and Esme’s sons.

As she got closer to the men she could not tear her eyes away from Edward and she could not help but notice that he could not take his eyes off of her either. It was as if they were the only two people on that busy street. Like there was this force that was pulling them towards each other and neither one of them could help the smiles that lifted the corners of their mouths to the skies.

It may have been that force that stopped either one of them from noticing the white van that pulled up on the road and stopped in the middle of the street beside her. Before she could register what was happening a man in a mask stopped dead in front of Bella…

I had to cut you off in the middle of a sentence, or you would have known too much!

There are some minor writing errors throughout, so if this gets your goat, I’ve told you and I don’t want to hear about it, okay? Seriously, the excitement, tension, plot and characterisation more than compensate. Don’t take my word for it, go and check it out – and while you’re there, please encourage Savory to pick Thorn in my Pride back up and give us an update.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6935867/1/Sometimes-Salvation-in-the-Eye-of-the-Storm

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9189335/1/Thorn-in-my-Pride

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*Review by WiltshireGlo*

Hope on the Horizon by content1 and AngelycDevil aka ContentDevil

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Hope on the Horizon ~ In ten minutes, you can run a mile, make Mac n’ Cheese, and get a manicure. In ten minutes, you can vacuum your room, get takeout from McDonald’s, and sign up for yoga lessons. In ten minutes, your life can change forever.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 13 – Words: 36,856 – Reviews: 425 – Updated: 9-23-13 – Published: 9-1-13 – Bella, Edward – Complete

Hope on the Horizon hits the ground running with storm warnings and fear running high amongst the ER staff in Oklahoma. The gorgeous – and rather young – Dr Cullen takes a moment to check that his rather nonchalant and free-spirited girlfriend heeds the warnings, stays safe and goes home. As with all the best Edwards, he just wants to protect his Bella…

“Edward…why do we need a house with a basement again?” Bella asked, her soulful brown eyes twinkling in humor.

She was teasing me about my overprotective nature. I was a little paranoid. Okay, maybe a lot. I’d grown up in Oklahoma City, and I’d been through too many tornado scares in my short life. She was frustrated with me. We’d been looking in the Crown Heights-Edgemere Heights area for several weeks, but nothing really sparked my interest. Bella, however, had fallen in love with every single house we’d visited. One day, she loved the Colonial Revivals; the next, she was determined to go with a Tudor. Despite having been a neighborhood since the 30’s, not many of the owners had gotten smart and added storm cellars.

Storms brought the crazy out in me.

Bearing in mind that it was originally posted by ContentDevil for the Fandom for Oklahoma, (content1 wrote Edward’s chapters and AngelycDevil wrote Bella) brought a touching sense of reality and made the story even more emotive for me. The chapters alternate between Edward and Bella’s very different viewpoints of the crisis, but they also tell the story of their love, their connection, their deep passion and mutual understanding…which makes Edward’s fear more poignant.

But, take note of the title, it gives a clue to what’s going to happen! This is a story of human sacrifice, of scary moments, of pulling together and triumph over adversity. It’s a story of courage and hope. I will warn you, there were a couple of moments where I had to put down my iPad while I sobbed, but there were also tears of joy along the way.

At thirteen chapters in total, it’s a quick read, but the tiny glimpse of other people’s reality will stay with you beyond the last chapter.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9651484/1/Hope-on-the-Horizon

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*Review by Cared*

Crash Into Me by eibbil  

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Crash Into Me ~ Hollywood It Girl, Bella Swan, needs a vacation. Best friend/PA Alice convinces her to spend it in her hometown, but a reckless driver changes their plans. Will Bella get the rest she needs in the care of Alice’s brother..or something much better? AH/AU

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 142,632 – Reviews: 884 – Favs: 1,180 – Follows: 766 – Updated: 10-27-11 – Published: 09-24-10 – Status: Complete – id: 6349494

Crash Into Me is a nice, light, romantic story and you are in need of a dose of something sweet, this is just what the doctor ordered. Bella is a popular Hollywood actress who decides to spend a rare free two months in the rainiest place in the Continental US, the home-turf of her PA Alice, rather than on some hot, tropical island.  The idea is to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life. You know what ‘they’ say, be careful what you wish for, because the pace of life doesn’t get much slower than when lying in a hospital bed with your leg in traction.  That word ‘crash’ in the title is meant quite literally; Bella is involved in a car crash…a crash that changes her life forever.  Now, I’m not talking about her losing any body parts here, unless of course you count her losing her heart to the sweetest, nerdiest Doctor in the entire Olympic Peninsula.  He is also a beauty to behold; in fact, one could be forgiven for mistaking him for an angel…especially one such as Bella under the influence of anaesthesia…

I closed my eyes as the gurney went through the hallways for fear motion sickness would set in and I’d cap my evening of car accidents and surgery with puking all over myself. I didn’t open them again until we stopped at an elevator. I turned my head to look down towards where we’d come. Was Alice still pink…?

I tried to focus, to see her. Instead, I saw…

I blinked. Then blinked again.

An angel?

Wasn’t there a movie once, about angels hanging around in hospitals, waiting to escort the recently dead to heaven? I thought there was, but my fuzzy mind couldn’t come up with anything except Meg Ryan’s face.

I tried to focus on the apparition down the hallway, tried squinting my eyes to see if I could see wings, a halo, something on the…entity down the corridor. I didn’t. But I could have sworn…

My eyes closed again under the strain of trying to make sense of the nonsense and drifted out of consciousness again. This time, when I opened them, I knew I was in the operating room. People in masks, the beeping machines, the cold table beneath me.

“We’re just about ready to go, Bella,” an ethereal voice said above me. “We’re putting the general anesthetic in now. Just breathe deeply and it’ll be over before you know it.”

I had a flashback to earlier. Was I wrong before? Was there an angel here?

I looked up and saw a masked face looking back at me with the greenest pair of eyes I’d ever seen in my life. They couldn’t be real, there was no way.

“Angel…,” I whispered before the meds took me away completely.

Something else ‘they’ say is ‘into every life a little rain must fall’, and that is true for Bella and her ‘angel’ Edward – and not just because of geography. They face the reality of making their budding love work long-distance and across the completely different worlds of a doctor in Port Angeles and an actress in LA.  There are also mistakes, groveling, forgiveness, lemons and love.  Crash Into Me is complete and can boast interesting support characters, canon and original, some supportive, and some hell-bent on subterfuge and sabotage…but don’t worry…the prognosis is good!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6349494/1/Crash-Into-Me

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We can’t find the maker of this wonderful manip, but we thank you!!

Just What the Doctorward Ordered Reading List:

29 Dimensions by Catastrophia *Review Here*

Accidentally in Love by Missus T *Review Here*

A Hard Day’s Night by SexyLexiCullen

A Heart’s Savior by newfoundlove

Babies on their Mind by Cecilia1204

Bella’s Anatomy by CullensTwiMistress (B/Irina then B/E)

Beyond the Scope by Catastrophia

Broken Arrow by TwistingTwilight *Review Here*

Coming to Terms by GinnyW 31 *WiP Repost*

Cups Full of Wishes by Chloe Masen *Review Here*

Days Like This by Soft Ragoo

Defying GravityBetween the Sun and the Moon by Jenny0719 *Reviews Here*

Deviant by planetblue *Previous review Here*

Fatherhood, Formula and Other F Words by anhanninen *Review Here*

Figmentum by Thimbles *Review Here*

He’s the One by CullensTwiMistress

Indecent Proposal by pattyrose *Review Here*

Late Night Encounters by kyla713

Love In My Box by cosmoandmarvar

My mistakes were made for you by Miss Baby

Once Upon A Stormy Night by TwilightMommyof4girls

Out of the Mouths of Babes by Edward’s Eternal *Review Here*

Port Angeles Players by WriteOnTime

The Path We Chose by les16

Sins of My Past by content1 *Review Here*

Small Bump by Thimbles *WiP* *Reviewed Here*

The Idiots Guide To Becomming A Bedroom Goddess by  xxBeautiful Nightmarexx *Review Here*

The Naked Guy Upstairs by AngryBadgerGirl

This Is Not My Life by IsaKassees *Review Here*

Unplanned Perfection by littlecat358 *Review Here*

What’s up, doc? & Oh, I’ll Show You What’s Up… by CaraNo

Yosemite Decimal by MagTwi78 *Review Here*

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Have a lovely weekend, and happy Doctorward reading! Now, please share what you’ve been reading, as we always love to hear from you, and a fic h00r can never have enough good stories to read! lol

The FicSix

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Possessiveward – The Sequel…

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Welcome all to this week’s Fan Fiction Fridays.  Our regular readers may remember we did a Possessiveward post earlier on in the year, and we thought it was time for a sequel of sorts…  You see the “Possessiveward, You Belong to Us” post has the distinction of being our most popular post here at Rob Attack… ever!

We thought we would expand on the theme and bring you some more juicy Possessivewards you can sink your teeth into (now, there’s a thought…  LOL). Please check out our reading library at the end for more inspiration…

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*Guest Review by Amy Lawrence*

To Destroy by walkingwithgiants

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To Destroy ~ In the words of Abe Lincoln, “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” Bella works for a man that makes her teeth grind. “My boss is an asshole,” she cried.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 40 – Words: 86,502 – Reviews: 2,731 – Favs: 2,061 – Follows: 3,107 – Updated: 10-25-13 – Published: 10-25-11 – id: 7493279

‘To Destroy’ is not this fandom’s average Bella-as-assistant and Edward-as-Asshole-Corporate-Officer, story. For one thing, the author is forty chapters in and there hasn’t been any sex. There is, however, awesome character development, humor, UST and an engaging plot. The characters all act and react like real people, not fantasies or clichés. It’s a different story in that regard; slow building but wonderful.

This personal assistant Bella of CFO Edward’s, is witty, smart and hard-working. He is a true workaholic and tyrant; who is also shown to be driven, intense and intelligent. As the story progresses she goes from mentally calling him ‘asshole’ and her ‘mortal enemy’ to seeing him as a man who cares for all of his employees and busts his ass to get everything done correctly.

All that and yet he is totally without social graces.

As the author slowly humanizes Edward for the reader and for Bella, we read as he earns her hatred, then respect and, at the current update, her friendship. In recent chapters, the author has teased us with flashes of interest, on both sides:

After her car breaks down in chapter 27, he offers to drive her home. On the way they actually talk about their plans for the evening…

He nodded, keeping his intent gaze on the lines of traffic in front of us. “Do you have plans?” he asked in a strange voice. “Hot date?”

Oh God. The awkward was overwhelming. Did he really just ask that? Looking at him out of the corner of my eye, the pink that stained the angles of his high cheekbones told me that yes, yes he had just asked me that ridiculous question.

I couldn’t help but snort. Loud. So loud he turned to look at me for a split second before smiling so wide in return, I thought his face would stretch painfully.

“I don’t know why I just asked you that,” he admitted with that blinding grin before blushing a pure salmon color. “Jesus.”

Laughter burst out of me at the look on his face and admission. Three gasps of air in later, something as rare as the Abominable Snowman rang throughout the confines of Mr. Cullen’s luxury sedan—he laughed. It was loud but not obnoxiously so, and it was such a rich noise, it threw me completely off guard before making me laugh even harder.

…and then in chapter 28 he even apologizes and is considerate towards her:

“I meant to buy you lunch today,” he said simply.

“Why?” I asked him a little too quickly, sounding like way more of a bitch than I intended to.

“For being a,” he gave me a weak smile, “prick this morning.”

Well then.

“I’m sorry. I had a bad morning, and when you didn’t show up I thought maybe I’d run you off when my calls went straight to voicemail—”

Wait. He’d called my phone when I hadn’t shown up?

“I should’ve known you wouldn’t just stop coming to work even if I’d done something to upset you. I was worried.” He paused. “I’m sorry for being rude,” he apologized.

And I think in that moment the world really did come crashing down. Mr. Cullen had been worried about me?

So, we saw another side of Edward…and then in chapter 37, we see Bella’s side of things and how they are progressing and how he is affecting her *wink*:

He was still in his suit pants, but his belt was off.

And so was his dress shirt. In only an undershirt that was a pristine white, it didn’t change the fact that it was thin. Nearly see-through.

Jesus.

When the hell did he get time to exercise?

He wasn’t big like my brother, but his body was lean and strong like the ballet dancers I saw at the Nutcracker every year. Or like a martial artist.

Was that a vein in his bicep?

What the fuck was I doing checking him out?

Dear God. I needed to masturbate soon if I was starting to get desperate.

But I glanced at the neat outline of his pectorals and for some messed up reason, thought to myself, well, maybe not desperate exactly. Stupid. I was getting stupid.

The mutual respect is there.  Their friendship has begun.  An attraction between the two has sprung up and I am looking forward, so much, to seeing where the author takes it all…because:

“There was Mr. Cullen…and then there was Edward.”

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7493279/1/To-Destroy

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*Reviews by AllyVera*

A Slow Boil by kts

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A Slow Boil ~ Bella’s an exchange student hoping to find a job to keep herself employed for the summer so that she can stay on at an exclusive University. Her best job prospect is a part-time housekeeping position with one Mr. Cullen.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 25 – Words: 83,904 – Reviews: 2,175 – Favs: 3,064 – Follows: 1,127 – Updated: 02-02-12 – Published: 06-04-11 – Status: Complete – id: 7052343

First off, I have to let you know that this story is quite unusual in a many ways – it has a lot of non-canon elements (for example, you won’t find Emmett, Rose or Jasper in this story and well, Edward is quite different…  But if you are like me, you won’t mind. *winks*)

If I had to sum A Slow Boil up in one word I would use “intriguing”.  It captured me from the first chapter and soon I was addicted, plowing through the chapters as fast as my eyes could take me.

The beginning of the story has us meeting Bella when she applies for the position as a housekeeper to the enigmatic Edward Cullen.  Bella desperately needs a job to earn money to keep her in her student exchange program at the exclusive University she attends – but what begins as a necessary venture soon becomes a labour of love, despite some of Edward’s odd ways…

Extract from Chapter 3

“Miss Swan!”

I practically ran back into the dining room. “Yes, Mr. Cullen, what is it?”

“Miss Swan. Didn’t Mrs. Whitlock explain that you are to wait in the kitchen while I eat? I had to call you twice. Why didn’t you come the first time?” His tone was level, his expression blank, but he was rocking his empty martini glass back and forth in agitation.

“She did, Mr. Cullen, but I thought I’d have time to run downstairs and finish folding your laundry before you needed anything.”

“You were wrong. I want another martini.”

“I’m sorry – I’ll make you one right now.”

When I returned to the table I noticed that he was about half way through his meal. As I placed his new drink down he looked up at me, reading my face, which no doubt showed how anxious I was about upsetting him on my first day here.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome. I’m sorry about leaving the kitchen.”

“That’s alright, Miss Swan. Just don’t let it happen again.”

“You know, you can call me Bella.”

“Bella.” He said it like a statement, trying it out. “It’s a pretty name and it suits you, but I prefer Miss Swan. And I’d like you to call me Mr. Cullen or Sir.”

“Yes, sir.”

Hmm, yes, he sounds like a tyrant, doesn’t he??  But have faith, dear readers, not all is as it seems!

One of the things I loved about A Slow Boil the most was the fact that Edward really does remain a mystery until quite late on in the story – and this is why I enjoyed that this story is only told (until the very end) in BPOV.

As Bella “sweetens” Edward up and we get to know him better you can’t help but love this man who, with all his quirks, is really very caring and incredibly protective of Bella.

So, if you like your stories a little out of the ordinary and love great characters you can wrap your mind around, I’m sure A Slow Boil will be sure to satisfy!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7052343/1/A-Slow-Boil

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Contractually Bound by LyricalKris

*Thanks to TwiFicRecs for the banner*

*Thanks to TwiFicRecs for the banner*

Contractually Bound ~ She’d cost him everyone he’d ever loved. Surely a few months of marriage wasn’t too high a price for her to pay in compensation.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 82,259 – Reviews: 5,170 – Favs: 2,421 – Follows: 2,829 – Updated: 07-23-13 – Published: 04-11-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9193694

I had heard so many great things about Contractually Bound, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it this week, and once I started, there was no stopping me!

Contractually Bound is quite unusual as it was started by two authors, GinnyW 31 and Shug (sshg316), but it was continued on by the uber talented LyricalKris and boy, she certainly did the original authors proud.

I wouldn’t exactly call Edward in this story possessive, per se, but he is very controlling (it is almost like he needs to be in control at all times), and at the beginning, he is a bit of an ass (okay, a lot of an ass) … just sayin’.

Bella is working as a short order cook and lives above the diner where she works – she is saving to finally meet her dream of going to college.  All that changes when Edward bursts back into her life after eight years and pretty much demands she marries him.  Edward’s mother, Esme, is dying and Edward believes that by seeing Bella and Edward finally together (even though it is a huge farce) it will give her peace in her final days.

But, dear readers, there is a whole lot more going on in this story than I can ever do justice with my mere review…

A little glimpse of Edward’s vitriol from Chapter One…

“What do we tell them?” she asked quietly.

“In two weeks’ time, I’ll take you on a quiet picnic lunch and tell you how, now that we’ve reconnected, I could never let you go.” Edward found he had to swallow down bile as he spouted off his carefully planned lie.

“Why are you giving this to me now?”

He leaned forward, his hands again resting on the sticky table, but he tried to ignore it. This was important, and he wanted to make certain that he was very clear. He waited until Bella raised her eyes from the small gold band to meet his gaze before he spoke. “Because I don’t want to confuse the lines, Bella. This is an arrangement—a contract—nothing more. This is a small town and we will have to be seen in public for this to be believable, not to mention family dinners and so on, but I want to make it clear—” he leaned even closer to her and brought up his right hand to grip her chin “—you mean absolutely nothing to me.”

Dropping his hand and standing back up, he walked to the door. With his head down, he reached out to turn the knob and said, “I will be here Sunday at three to take you to the house.”

He didn’t wait for an answer before he yanked the door open and then slammed it shut behind him. He couldn’t get out of there fast enough.”

Make no mistake, Contractually Bound is a hard read, but like most hard reads, it is very worth the heartache you endure just to see these fractured souls mend each other.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9193694/1/Contractually-Bound

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Nothing to Declare by lellabeth (one shot)

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Nothing to Declare ~ Going through airport security just got a whole lot better. Meet Customsward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Words: 4,447 – Reviews: 84 – Favs: 182 – Follows: 86 – Published: 03-27-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9142276

I couldn’t help but share with you all this little one-shot of naughtiness (because, lets’ face it, we all love a little naughty).

I was miffed after I read Nothing to Declare, as I have never seen any airport security or Customs Officers that look like Edward *Ally huffs and crosses arms across chest*.  But I can live vicariously through Bella and what fun I had doing so!

“And what other piercings do you have, naughty girl?” he asks, his words as hot as his breath that hits across my cheek and steals my own. His mouth is hovering close to my neck now, the warmth of his skin making my own pucker.

“My navel. And… and one of my nipples,” I whisper, almost shy. It’s a change – I’m usually brash, not often coy, but there’s something about this man that makes me feel like the delicate woman I’ve never been.

“Mmm, I bet you do. All pretty and pink with a bar running through it, is that right?” He says, his groan sending a gust of scorching air across the back of my neck. I gasp; clenching my eyes against the wave of arousal so strong it nearly cripples me. I don’t speak but nod instead, relishing in the way his lips pepper the sensitive skin of my neck a minute later.

“You know what that means?” he asks, immediately bringing his mouth back to suck at my pulse point. I’m incapable of words so instead shake my head vigorously, swallowing the whimper that threatens to burst out as he licks a light trail up my throat.

“Wand search, my little Bella. I’m going to have to run it all over this body,” he tells me, demonstrating by rubbing his big palms in a circuit from my hips to just beneath my breasts. “And you know what else?”

“W-what?” I ask, moaning low as he brushes his pinkie over my straining nipple.

“You’re going to love it.”

Oh, yes, Ladies – going through airport security will never be the same again! *Swoons*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9142276/1/Nothing-to-Declare

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*Review by Wiltshire Glo*

Grand by CaraNo

*Made by Cara-No*

*Made by CaraNo*

Grand ~ A mafia tale about love, loyalty, betrayal, and family. Told in three parts: Grand Tale, Grand Vendetta, and Grand Finale. We’ll begin in 1975 and follow a family through the MGM Grand fire, the Dunes implosion, and the opening of Mandalay Bay.

Twilight – Rated: M – English – Crime/Family – Chapters: 42 – Words: 229,608 – Reviews: 3740 – Updated: 10-31-13 – Published: 2-22-13 – Edward, Bella

I adore the intensity of Possessiveward…the deep connection, the almost feral need for Edward to be with his Bella, which is why CaraNo‘s Edward in this epic trilogy really fits the bill for this week’s post. Dark, demanding and controlling, with aggressive tendencies…and yet his love for Isabella, his Hummingbird is unquestionable. Their love, their passion is the backbone to the series.

Usually I choose an excerpt from around the time that Edward and Bella meet, but this one from a recent update shows just how their special brand of love has stood the test of time, how Edward -or Junior as he’s known- still has the urge to show just who she belongs to, and in turn, that she owns him.

Grand Chapter 37: Finale 9

“C’mea.” I pat the marble counter and take a step back so she can hop up and sit in front of me. “Lemme look at’chu.” I set down the razor and untie her robe, letting it slide open and down her shoulders. “I’m sorry,” I mutter, ghosting my hand over her thigh. In several places on her body, I can see marks from my fingers, hands…shit, even my teeth. “You shoulda bopped me one.” I frown.

“Did I ask you to stop, ciccino?” She goes for the razor and motions me close. I step between her parted legs and keep still as she begins to shave me. “It was so intense,” she whispers, her eyes searching mine. “I loved it.”

My frown deepens, but I say nothing. Make no mistake, the wife and I can be like animals in bed, but it’s been years since I got so rough that I left marks behind. Maybe some redness that fades within a few hours, and soreness…but this? Cazzo. There’s some dark bruising around her hips from my tight grip, bite marks along her thighs and neck…

Yesterday, I lost my head—my fuckin’ mind.

 I have an insanely beautiful wife, but back home no one dares to look at her in a suggestive way. People know who I am, and when I take Isabella out to dinner or a show, they know better than to gawk at the woman on my arm. Unless they’re suicidal.

While it has all the classic characteristics of a mafia story, CaraNo gives us more. This is a family love story, with amazing original characters that I actually care about and really want to know (quite a few non-canon pairings); moments of real terror where I’m frightened and reading between my fingers; hot, hot, hooooot steamy lemons that leave me panting…but right at the heart of it all is love. It changes, evolves but just gets deeper. I’m not gonna lie, there have been times when I’ve been angry too – wanted to shake Junior, scream at him even, but Isabella understands him, knows his world and anchors him.

I’m not sure how Cara has managed to create a love story spanning decades, with a multi-generational and complicated family tree, using real life events as a backdrop and infusing humour, without diluting the love story of Edward and Bella…but she has. It really is a drop-everything story.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9037191/1/Grand

http://caranofiction.wordpress.com

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*Review by Cared*

White Shadows by sunflowersongs

*Made by Twilly*

*Made by Twilly*

White Shadows ~ Edward’s a knight. Bella’s a fair maiden in need of a protector. An arranged marriage, a run for freedom, a change of heart, a choice to be made. Lots of adventure, some humor, and a cocky Edward.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Fantasy/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 15 – Words: 74,623 – Reviews: 961 – Favs: 620 – Follows: 1,015 – Updated: 11-06-13 – Published: 07-28-13 – id: 9538475

Sunflowersongs hints at the sense of fun she instills in White Shadows, and the delights that lie ahead with her author note from Chapter 1: First, Edward is a knight and about the cockiest bastard you’ll ever meet. Second, there’s a fair maiden in need of rescue. And third…did I mention Edward is a knight? Oh yes! I hear you sunflowersongs, and I’d like to add, fourth, fifth and sixth…did she mention Edward is a cocky bastard?

Look up to the top of the post at the sexy banner made by AllyVera.  Protective – Controlling – Intense, yes, yes, and yes for our favourite knight, but I should have asked her to include Cockybastardward…someone please pass me a Sharpie. 🙂 Read this extract from the first glimpse of Edward and I’m sure you’ll agree…

EPOV

I walked into the dark, smoky great hall and tugged off my gloves and cloak. I adjusted my tunic over my chain mail as my squire, Tormund, rushed over to relieve me of my things and my sword. I went to unhook my sword belt, but paused. This was a friendly castle, loyal to my family, but, as my father had always reminded me, trust no one but your own self.

A buxom serving wench brought me a tankard of ale and handed it to me with a nearly toothless smile. She gave me a once over and then winked at me as she shoved her large breasts up to better display her wares to me. She was almost ugly, but she seemed clean and friendly enough. I pondered her silent offer as she strutted away.

No, I wasn’t that desperate. I’d wait for a better offer. It would come. I never wanted for a woman to warm my pallet at night.

Being the only son and heir to Castle Sunhaven of the Amber Isle, First Knight to King Alfred, the reigning tournament champion five years running, the man nicknamed “Slayer” by those he’d fought against…I held a certain attraction, a certain fascination to women. But then perhaps my face and body- and being well endowed- had something to do with it as well.

Perhaps Edward, perhaps! LOL

Isabella of Ostburn is the fair maiden in need of protection and Edward of Sunhaven is just the man knight for the task. Not that she makes it easy on him, and I can’t blame her for that as she finds him to be “the most annoying, frustrating, and confusing man that’s ever lived!”  Actually, Bella does agree with Edward’s self-assessment that he is “every woman’s dream” well, he is her dream…and quite literally her knight in shining armour, but she doesn’t see the need to inflate his ego as everything about Edward is big enough already. 😉

Oh, did I mention this Edward smolders – he consciously smolders! I can almost hear him ask, “Do I dazzle you?” *Snicker* And in answer to his question, “Frequently.”  Because, yes, he does, and when he is all gallant, masterful and manly…he makes me – a modern independent woman – wish for a heaving bosom in which to offer him rest and comfort. (I’m so selfless!)  Then, when he gets all protective of Bella, it makes him doubly attractive in my eyes; he is welcome to sleep across the threshold of my chamber, js.

The seemingly simple remit of guarding Bella with his life, leads to discovering love, a daring adventure with loyal friends, bad guys and battles, and growing into the man he was destined to be.  Sunflowersongs also tells us this captivating story of fantasy and romance is “not set anywhere real, so there’s no historical accuracy to mess up, and the fictional medieval rules are my own in this land of Oaklea.”  Even given that fact, and White Shadows being so refreshing and unique, I enjoy spotting twists, canon characteristics and parallels that make me smile. It updates regularly and at 15 chapters in you’ll soon catch up with this intrepid band on their life-changing journey.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9538475/1/White-Shadows

https://fictionpad.com/author/sunflowersongs/stories

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*Review by Midnight Cougar*

Copy Room by Edward’s Eternal

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*Made by Fallingsnow Winter*

Copy Room ~ Sometimes flippant words are really the truth spoken out loud. What happens when someone overhears you and decides to give you what you secretly want but never knew?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 27 – Words: 46,875 – Reviews: 6,000 – Favs: 1,801 – Follows: 2,812 – Updated: 11-07-13 – Published: 09-14-13 – Status: Complete – id: 9687201

Bella has a sexual fantasy: “Maybe that’s what I want, Rose. Sex with no strings. Maybe sex with a stranger.” I leaned back in my chair, enjoying the surprised look on her face. “Yeah,” I mused. “Hot, fast, hard sex with a stranger. Somewhere dark. No names. No strings. Just …” I lowered my voice further. “Hot. Dirty. Fucking.” …and this possessive, dominant, fuck-hot Edward, is just the man to fulfill it! Welcome to Edward’s Eternal’s Copy Room.

This Isabella Swan wasn’t usually so verbal and blunt, she’s actually quite shy and feels she’s “invisible” – suffering from a bit of low self-esteem after being hurt by her ex-boyfriend, Riley. She works as a PA in a busy office. Her boss, James, is not confident in the security of today’s technology, causing Bella to have to use a private copy room on a regular basis…and this is where all the action *wink* takes place, beginning when Bella receives an anonymous text…

Sighing, I gathered my pile of copying and went down the hall. I set up the copier and sat down, waiting for the collated piles to start appearing. My phone buzzed in my pocket, signalling a new text. I pulled it out, frowning at the unknown number. My eyes widened as I read the text.

You’re not invisible.

I see you.

And I think you’re beautiful.

Bella’s not sure what to think when she reads those words, and subsequent texts, “Be careful what you wish for, Bella.” At first she believes it could be a joke from co-worker and friend Rose to cheer her up, but as the story progresses, Bella discovers she really isn’t “invisible” but actually very desirable – to someone – and that her fantasy is about to become reality…

…the room suddenly went black.

For a second I stood there, confused. The copier was still working, how could the lights go off? A noise right behind me startled me but before I could move a pair of hands gripped my waist.

I gasped as the hands pulled me backward and I felt the hard planes of a well-defined chest pressed against my back. Warm breath drifted across my cheek as a low, rough voice whispered in my ear.

“Is this what you wanted?”

“What?” I whispered, a shudder running through me. “Who are you? What … what do you want?”

The voice chuckled, a deep, rumbling noise. “No names, remember? You said a stranger …”

A small whimper escaped my throat. Someone had heard my flippant words to Rose.

Warm lips grazed up my neck. “You know what I want. I know what you want. Tell me, Isabella,” the voice demanded softly. “Is the room dark enough?”

“D … dark enough?”

A warm, wet tongue traced my earlobe. Another deep chuckle sounded in my ear as I shivered and I felt the hands on my waist tighten.

“Dark enough for me to fuck you?”

Wow, anyone else hot?  Well, if you think that’s hot…you haven’t read anything yet because you need to meet: “Edward, Isabella. My name is Edward,” he growled as he thrust forward. “And I want to hear you moan it when you come.”  He is like no other Edward I’ve ever read – mysterious, protective, controlling, intense, complex, calculating, and even caring – as he gives Isabella exactly what she wants; but is there more to him than the dark, sexy meetings inside the copy room? You’ll thoroughly enjoy finding out; trust me.

What’s more, we must not overlook the fact that the story is also rated Romance…as sweet, shy Masen, with his offerings of friendship, coffee and Werther’s, is brilliantly interwoven into this complete and consuming plot, masterfully presented by one of the most talented and sweetest ladies I know, Edward’s Eternal!

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9687201/1/Copy-Room

https://fictionpad.com/author/EternalE/stories

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We’d like to say a special thank you to Amy Lawrence for joining us today with her intriguing To Destroy review. And thank you for coming and being a part of another Fan Fiction Friday. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.  We would love to hear about any stories you would like to recommend, so please, share your thoughts in the comments box below!

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