We are literally bouncing with excitement at the array of brilliant stories we have for you all this week. Crime, drama, Vampires, mystery…Cupcakes (woot!)…it’s all here!
We start this week with the gorgeous Sherry Neal who is telling us all about StillDreaming85‘s The Ties that Bind…
What can I tell you about The Ties That Bind by StillDreaming85? Well, it definitely has many of its reader’s emotions running high. This mob story has a bit of everything. Betrayal, murder, secrets, heartache, danger, and eventually… love and understanding to name a few.
Bella is forced into an surprisingly quick, unwanted arranged marriage that causes her life to turn upside-down. She’s nearly eighteen years of age, and full of that bratty behavior that comes with being a spoiled, teenage daddy’s girl. Daddy’s little princess fights her intended, Edward, from the get-go. She repeatedly tries his patience. Only because she doesn’t know why her daddy made such a rash decision to marry her off so suddenly, when her sister, Kate, got time to be courted and given the opportunity to get to know her betrothed. Given her circumstances she doesn’t make the best choices for her own safety, nor does she understand some of the choices make her appear foolish and immature. She’s quite the handful.
Things are coming to light for Bella as she learns her family’s fate, and begins to understand why the decisions were made on her behalf, for her well-being.
We’re just a few chapters into this story and I’m loving the up-rise it has created from Kara’s readers. As her partner in crime, lol, I encourage Kara to write how she sees her character’s journey going. Sometimes it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. TTTB will leave your heart aching for Bella. She feels betrayed, unloved, and unwanted by everyone. She’s coming of age at a rapid pace, just trying to figure out her life. There’s more to come in this twisted mafia fic. I suggest readers buckle up and hold on to their seats. Kara is gonna rock their world with The Ties That Bind.
Summary: Isabella, a young girl of seventeen has the world at her feet, but all that is torn away when her father forces her into an arranged marriage with a stranger. #mobward #bratella ~ Rated M ~ Crime/Drama ~ Edward/Bella ~ Work in Progress
FicSister’s Note: If you haven’t seen StillDreaming85‘s other stories – run and check them out – she truly is wonderful!! https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5302124/StillDreaming85
This FicSister confesses it has been a while since she last delved into a Vampward. From Innocence to Experience by Thallium81 had been on my TBR list forever and two weeks ago I finally jumped into the mystery and intrigue.
FItE’s unique plot is a fabulous read, it is quite different to most Vampire stories and the thing that will capture you is the very special connection that is shared between Bella and Alice.
Bella and Alice aren’t related, but they definitely share a sisterly bond, and when Alice disappears from Bella’s life she deeply mourns her best friend. But not all is as it seems and the gorgeous Edward certainly knows more than he is letting on. Hmmm…
The mystery surrounding the story is wonderful and it keeps you reading well into the early hours. I can’t believe I have had it on my TBR list for such a long time…it’s making me wonder what else is on there that I am missing out on! *rushes out to read another*
Summary: Bella was perfectly content with life in Forks until she lost her best friend Alice. Now a dark figure lurks in the shadows. Bella suspects that Edward knows more than he is letting on, but how can she solve the mystery if he keeps avoiding her? AU/Canon. Rated M ~ Mystery/Romance ~ Edward/Bella ~ Complete
We LOVE Winterhorses‘ stories and when we saw that her new story was an Actorward…well, we nearly died and went to heaven!!
Cullen Crusaders is only a few short chapters in – but already it is so much fun! We are loving this feisty Bella who captures us straight away – and we are wishing that we had her on our side!! Go Bella! We can’t wait for more…is there a new update yet? *runs off to check*
Summary: Bella gets fed up with the harassment of celebrities and forms an anti-paparazzi squad. In her quest to fight injustice, she makes both friends and enemies, and one celeb is particularly grateful… Short chapters, M-F updates, AH. Rated M ~ Romance ~ Edward/Bella ~ Work in Progress
Just one chapter in to A Rae of Light and we’re excited to find out exactly what happened between Bella and her ex, Edward, as no man has ever matched up to him (seriously, who could? 😉 ) -we also already love her teenage daughter Rae!
As the author is our lovely pal, MidnightLove87 we know already it’s going to be good… It’s pre-written and posting every Wednesday and Friday. Woo hoo!!
Summary: For Bella and Edward, their relationship has been a winding road of trials and tribulations. From young love, to marriage and divorce, to eventually a respectful friendship, they’ve shared it all over the last yen years. And, somehow, in the midst of it all, they never lost sight of their Rae of light. Rated: M ~ Romance/Drama ~ Bella ~ Work-in-Progress
We’re big fans of NewTwilightFan here at The International House of Fanfic. If you aren’t reading her work in progress On The Line, you’re really missing out. However, on to this tasty delight, Bake Me A Cupcake, which was a winning entry in the Tricks & Treats Contest, and so obviously, originally anonymous.
What’s to say? We fell in love. With Bella; with the guy who charmed her; with her cupcakes… Although it’s a story to warm the winter nights, it’s a fic for all seasons, it’s the charming tale of boy meets girl. A very individual girl and just an ordinary guy who she can’t quite figure out…
A sweet, funny heart-warming one-shot that will make you drool, smile and swoon…and not just because of the cupcakes! So, take a moment to sit down and indulge.
Summary: *Tricks & Treats Contest Entry* 1st Place Public Vote, 3rd Place Judges Vote: Bella Swan is used to being judged by her dyed hair and piercings. Then a boy who seems to be her polar opposite slips beneath her defenses. Over melted toffee and pumpkin cupcakes, she finds herself falling hard. But is he too good to be true? Rated: M ~ Romance/Drama ~ Bella, Edward ~ Complete
Confession #1. Some FicSisters have an unhealthy obsession with Mobward. No names.
Confession #2. Some *readers* find completed, epic and long fics slightly daunting to start. Again, no names.
Confession #3. Some *people* didn’t read Quiet Storm and the sequels as works in progress and became slightly terrified of how huuuuuuge those fics are, and kept putting it off. We have guaranteed the offender anonymity.
Confession #4. Some *people* are idiots and need to get on that right now. We’re lookin’ atchu.
Confession #5. Mr Cullen aka Skip aka Mr F*ckhot spent the week in bed, making this FicSister feel better… Oh. Yeah.
In case you don’t know, it’s an epic tale of imperfect people, making the best of a tough life and loving the hell out of each other. SexiLexiCullen‘s humor shines through, and she immerses the reader into the heart of New York.
We’re all aware of it; it’s a fandom classic. Many, many fanfic readers have read it, but if you haven’t, this is one to embrace.
Edward and Bella’s love is the underpinning force throughout and leaps off the page to hug the reader in one of Edward’s perfect tight squeezes…real tight ’till you can’t breathe, but don’t care.
It’s filled with an amazing cast of characters (chin nod to Aro), humor, wise guys, guns, adventure and hot, hot loving. It’s got it all.
Confession #6. Some FicSisters have discovered huuuuuge can be good 😉
Summary: “Two weeks. Two years. Who cares?” A lesson in love, crime, and passion. When two young lovers find themselves in the middle of the storm, can love conquer all? AH. OOC. Rated M Mafia fic ~ Edward/Bella ~ Humor/Romance/Violence/Drama…you name it, Quiet Storm has it, or will. Canon couples. Not canon characters. (Mafia fic) MobWard ~ Complete
Another amazing bunch of fics that we loved as works in progress are now completed…every one is a gem waiting to be treasured. If you haven’t read them yet, now’s the time – if you have, they’re all worthy of a re-read!
We totally agreed with our lovely pal, Edward’s Eternal when she said “This is a story of finding love, learning to let go and coming to terms with the past. And because it’s by Drotuno, it’s fabulous. I highly recommend it.” Read more here.
Summary: Edward spent most of his life trying to be invisible until he got to college. All alone, 3000 miles from home, there’s only one person he wishes would see him. His Library Girl, just a few tables away. AH/Rated M/Canon couples Rated: M ~ Romance/Hurt/Comfort ~ Edward/Bella ~ Complete
“We know Come Back Tomorrow is going to be one of those stories that stick with you long after you have finished reading.” Have your tissues ready …Read more here.
Summary: Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly in the path of the best things that will ever happen to us. ExB AH Rated: M ~ English ~ Angst/Romance ~ Bella/Edward ~ Complete
When the ever-lovely Rochelle Allison popped by to recommend Vampiregirl93‘s Lover of the Light we were delighted…and fell in love with the fic. Find out what she told us here.
Summary: “There’s this new girl in town. I call her Brightside. Emmett likes her, but he says she smells like trees. I think she smells good, like lavender… anyway, I think she’s going to have my baby.” A story about a boy who made a mistake. Or two. AU-AH, short chapters Rated: M ~ Romance/Angst ~ Bella/Edward ~ Complete
Find out why the FicSisters fell in love with this fabulous Rockerward – and his heart wrenching tale of redemption. We were lucky to chat the lovely authors Cars1 and LatteCougar here.
Summary: Rock ‘n’ roll is sexuality personified. It is attitude. It is all the things that your parents told you not to do. It’s the freedom to express yourself. It’s being alive. Only multi-platinum, award-winning rocker Edward Cullen is anything but until he meets Bella Swan. A collaboration fic from LatteCoug and Carson1 in celebration of MizzezPattinson’s graduation. Rated: M ~ Romance/Drama ~ Complete
Whenever our pal Songster51 suggests we follow a story, we do it immediately, and we’re never disappointed…find out why The Girl in the Meadow captured her heart -and ours- here.
Summary: Bella arrives in Forks with a lifetime of memories of Edward and their time together. The only problem is that Edward hasn’t met her yet. Time travel, love and forever share in a story of longing and waiting for the right moment to start their forever. Twilight/New Moon AU. Rated: M ~ Romance/Drama ~ Bella/Edward ~ Complete
Lovely new author KoalaLou caught our attention. Show her some love, tell her we sent you…let’s make sure our new authors know they’re supported! Find out why we loved Tougher Than the Rest here.
Summary: Tougher Than The Rest: I didn’t expect my weekend to consist of anything more than a family wedding…then I met Bella and my world was blown apart. Could I accept her reality, once I’d finally learned what that even was? A/H Rated: M Romance Bella & Edward Complete
We would like to thank Sherry Neal for joining us today and telling us all about The Ties that Bind! As always, thank you to our gorgeous readers – we love you!