*Waves to everyone!*
As you all know, we have some amazing members of our Fandom who span every part of the globe. We are so lucky to have some of the those brilliant ladies here today! To all our very own fandom badass girls, we salute you… Starting us off today, the darling QuinnLark…
Twice in a month, I’ve been featured on this awesome blog. And I tell you what, you all make me feel like a million bucks. Thank you so much for the love of my silly words. This is what makes a writer write.
Heroin Chic was born of Nirvana and Oasis on vinyl, a bit of beer, and a lot of realization that there will be times when jotting down just a few words will blow apart my own expectations of what I want to write.
Like with The Speciation of Me, I’ve found myself in a writing lull on the author side of my life. I need an outlet for words that fall out of my head, and this is the perfect place for it. Heroin Chic gave me an outlet for my feelings each day … and then it exploded!
I’m not sure exactly what happened, but there was some hardcore pimping happening. I hope these Madams (Fran, Gee, etc…) are getting a good fucking cut, because, hot damn, HC reviews were blowing up my inbox. People became so invested in this story, questioning, theorizing, freaking out, I wanted to make sure they got something really good out of it.
I wasn’t sure how it’d end until chapter nineteen. I kept the revelation of Bella’s involvement a secret from everyone until the last moment. It was as fun for me as it was for all of you.
The sequel, Code Name: Tantrum, is meant to show Rosalie’s side of the story and why she was involved. We left Bella in HC scared shitless of what could happen to her, so there were a million possibilities; we’re chasing those now.
I love, love, love the welcome back I’ve received and the wonderful people who love these words.
Summary: The Badass Chic Series –
Heroin Chic: I’m a decision-making machine: some stupid and some magical. Leaving the 1990s and Eddie Cullen behind falls in the stupid category. I did what I thought I had to do, but somehow I’m never quite ahead of the curve. Nothing is ever as it seems. Grunge life in Louboutins. Read with caution. Rated: R – Angst. Always angst – Mystery and a bit of love stuff thrown in – Edward/Bella – MarineWard, DaddyWard, TatWard – Complete
Code Name: Tantrum – Heroin Chic Sequel – The Badass Chic Series – I was trained to kill. I’m a danger by profession. And now, I have to make sure I protect myself above all else. I’m watching, waiting, and she better not open her goddamn mouth. He wasn’t part of the plan, but hot damn, I may have to reassess. Know when to kiss; know when to kill. Read with caution. Rated: M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella, Edward, Emmett, Rosalie – WiP
When I was making the banner for RobzBeanie’s Grad Night, neither one of us anticipated that the roller coaster would become a metaphor for the entire story.
RobzBeanie drew inspiration for the opening chapter from her own high school Grad Night. Bella, who is all set for college, is thrilled to see The New Moons performing at Wild Waves. After the concert, she collects their autographs and a hug from her favourite band member, sexy keyboard player Edward Masen.
Edward revels in his rock star status and all the female attention that comes with it, but is he really happy? He is drawn to Bella and asks her to show him around the amusement park. Neither expects things to go quite so far that night; neither expects their encounter to result in a pregnancy that will change their lives and bind them together.
When they meet again months later things don’t go well initially. When it seems as if they might work it out, hopes are raised and dashed and poor communication leads to misunderstanding. All the while, they face impending parenthood and the potential side-effects of Edward’s increasing fame.
Bella has to make life-altering decisions in this story, but despite her young age, she is brave, strong and determined and she doesn’t take any nonsense. I really like that about her.
Edward has his own issues and messes up a lot – in fact he’s a complete jerk at times and almost everybody wants to hurt him – but there’s much more to him than his musical talent and sex appeal.
RobzBeanie took me on quite an emotional ride with this one. I loved that she kept the drama real and her characters plausible. I was thankful that she injected a healthy dose of her wonderful humour throughout (mostly at Edward’s expense), distracted me with awesome lemons (but not as many as Edward was hoping for) and only made me cry the once, because at times she was so craftily subtle with her plot lines, I didn’t see the ensuing drama until I was plummeting into it headfirst.
To me, Grad Night will always be “the one with the cliffhangers”, the story that had me craving updates and sneakily reading them in bed first thing in the morning. Even complete it will still give you sleepless nights, because once you jump on this roller coaster, you’ll not want it to stop.
Summary: One last high school event changes Bella’s life in ways she never imagined, when she finds herself pregnant by an up-and-coming rock star. ** BANDWARD CONTEST ENTRY ** Rated: M – Drama/Romance – Bella/Edward – Bandward *Complete*
This FicSister is always a sucker for a geeky Edward, and when you add in the fact that this Geekward is written by GeekChic12 – it’s a match made in Heaven. Yes!
There is so much to love about Yes, but the things I love the most are (apart from Edward, of course) that it’s a story that makes you feel all warm and wonderful inside, but it’s not all fluff – there is some meat to this story. Both Bella and Edward have backstories that are a bit unpleasant, so you really get behind them to cheer them on along their journey.
You will love Bella’s strength, Edward’s sweetness and of course, Emmett as Bella’s twin brother, is a treat.
I loved every second of this story, but that being said, everything of GeekChic12’s I have read has been wonderful. She is a great author, and even better yet, she is one of the sweetest people in our Fandom. Yes, I am a little bit of a fan-girl!!
Summary: “He talks to me sometimes. I mean, it’s usually sort of one-sided, but… every once in a while, he’ll make eye contact with me, and I feel like I’ve won the lottery or something.” A boy most people overlook. A girl who sees just how amazing he is. All human. High School. Dedicated to lellabeth. Bella/Edward – Romance – Complete
This particular story is the product of a conversation between several people on Facebook after the airing of a cable show about Scientology. As staceleo said in her author note at the beginning of this story: “It’s odd the way events that are happening in the world can influence a person. A documentary about a cult can make one really think and have some intensely wicked nightmares. What does one do with those dreams? Write them down so it forms into a story.” And, what do we, as her friends, do when she says this may have inspired a story? We get right behind her and encourage her to write it.
I have had the pleasure of beta’ing several of staceleo’s stories. She writes some of the snarkiest Bellas around the fandom. This Bella is going to be right up there with her Bella from “Curve Ball.” This particular story is not pre-written, so I get to read it as the chapters are written. Only one chapter has been posted so far. But, the groundwork has been laid for what might be coming our way—shady doings on the reservation, a religious cult putting down roots in the little town of Forks, and their co-worker Jessica has gone missing. All the makings of a wonderful mystery.
Sally Hopkinson aka Alice’s White Rabbit
Summary: They promised salvation. They promised peace. They promised everything a needy soul with unfulfilled dreams could want. She’s hell-bent on discovering their secrets and is searching for a lost friend. Instead, what she finds is far more horrifying than what she imagined. Can she rescue the people she cares about while uncovering the truth? AU. Cultward – Bella/Edward – Horror/romance/humor – WiP
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MissDeTomaso ~ The story I love that I think is under-appreciated is Same Time Next Year by socact. This is a Fanfic based on two books which I loved. It’s a charming account of a very special love.
Summary: Edward and Bella meet year after year, same place and time, escaping from their lives and the people in it. What happens as the years go by? Will something come between them, bringing their ritual to an end? A/H, OOC Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Complete
BellaMaria ~ One of my favorite stories of all time is BellaSunshine’s A Thousand Leaves. FanFic at it’s best. Love your site, FicSisters!
Summary: Isabella Swan grew up as the best friend of Alice Cullen, younger sister of Edward Cullen, who was never nice to Bella despite her being an “honorary Cullen.” Everything changes when Edward is sent to prison for the murder of Bella’s mother. AU-Human – Rated: M – English – Drama/Suspense – Bella, Edward – Complete
Helen ~ Is anyone else reading Journey to find the One by Skittlesmomma27 – I would be interested to know what others think?
Summary: Follow Edward and Bella as they prepare to become parents while also seeing how they became to be. The journey is not always sunshine and roses but throughout it all Edward and Bella are each others rock. Despite the first chapter this IS an EdwardxBella love story. Rated: M – Bella/Edward – WiP
Our thanks for sharing their recs. go to MissDeTomaso, BellaMaria, and Helen. MWAH!
It’s Tuesday and one English FicSister finds herself sitting on the train (into London if you must know) and I’m smiling like a twerp and giggling like a teenager with a mad crush. People are glancing disapprovingly in a very British way. I think I’m making a scene. O_o
It’s all Mase’s fault. He’s got me behaving girly and quite out of character. I’ve fallen. Hard. Just like Bella.
New school. New friends. Gorgeous boy… Lucky Bella!
I promise you will grin and swoon and want to go back in time to high school… RachelFish‘s The Shift is a delight and will make your heart happy. *sigh* Mase is everything. ❤️
Summary: The start of Bella’s senior year finds her at a new school missing old friends. Grades and graduation are her only priorities…until she meets Mase. Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – WiP
A Sinner’s Grace is a story about a man trying to right his wrongs, even though he doesn’t feel deserving of forgiveness or love. He’s a Dom and the CEO of a global company, but most of the time, he doesn’t feel powerful.
Readers will get to know his story via his point of view in present times, while getting a glimpse of the past with some of Bella’s diary entries.
This fic came out of nowhere to me, but I decided to explore it and see where these characters took me. So far, it’s been the darkest and maybe most angsty writing I’ve done, so I’m curious to see how it continues to develop and see how the readers will react to it. It’s also the first time I’m writing a Past/Present story, so I’m excited about that as well.
Unlike with my last fic, Stripped Desire, I don’t have an outline for this story, but I know these characters well, even if they have managed to surprise me along the way. I’ve loved getting inside their heads, and I’m hoping readers will too.
Updates will be twice a week, and chapters will be short.
Excerpt from chapter 3:
The office is bursting with energy by the time I get there. Emmett receives me with updates about things being in order and how he will reinforce security measures to avoid people breaking in. I wish I cared enough to let him know there’s no need. I know she was the one who left the door open. I don’t know how I know. I just do.
Even if I did care, I can no longer speak. I stop dead in my tracks and block out everything else.
Bella smiles at Angela, glowing like the sun inside the dark corners of this building. Lauren, her replacement, and Mike blush at what must be congratulating words on their engagement.
Before I can decide whether I’m ready to talk to her, she looks at me. Nothing in her expression changes, and for the first time since I’ve known her, I don’t know what she’s thinking.
The realization is yet another punch in my gut. Flashes of her skin against mine and her breath in my ear cloud my mind.
I swallow hard and taste guilt. I swallow again and choke on regret.
She looks away, and I lose her one more time.
Summary: She wanted all of me, but I couldn’t give her that. What I did give her was far too much, yet not enough. Having her walk back into my life could be my saving grace… if there’s anything left to save. Rated: M – Angst/Romance – Edward and Bella – Domward – WiP
There’s a world war waging and millions of lives are being changed irrevocably, as andymarx draws our attention to one globally insignificant train journey to New York spotlighting two souls about to intertwine…
She inhaled again and felt the scraping crawl of a thousand fiery demons across the back of her throat as she coughed. Ridding herself of the useless smoke stick, she gave the man her patented head tilt and a lethal dose of eyelash flutter, but he remained adamant, even as his forehead began to bead with sweat. She began to resign herself to at least another hour before dinner when there was a subtle cough behind her.
“A gentleman in first class has requested the honor of dining with you, Ma’am.”
Crossroads (BPOV), and its companion piece, Crossing Paths (EPOV), both of which are complete at two chapters, nail the tone of the time perfectly, present us with three-dimensional characters, allow us to glimpse their backstories, and make us care for them as we become fellow travellers on their journey. All aboard!
A word of warning, dear readers – “They were just two lonely people heading towards New York, just two trains passing in the night. She didn’t think it would end like this.”
Summary: They were just two lonely people heading towards New York, just two trains passing in the night. She didn’t think it would end like this. Rated: M – Romance/Crime – Bella & Edward – Complete
Hoping you all find a new favorite amongst the treasures!
As always, we offer FicSister thanks and hugs to all our sweet, sweet guests, QuinnLark (aka Madi Merek), moosals, Sally Hopkinson (aka Alice’s White Rabbit) and MrzEdCullen. We love working with you all to bring readers their fic fix! And of course, smooches to our readers.
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Wishing you all happy reading and a peaceful weekend!