Watch and Burn…

Welcome to another post of absolutely amazing stories – and you will soon see our selection this week is wide and varied – truly something for everyone! What a way to celebrate the amazing 10 year milestone our Fandom reached this week. We start off this week with the beautiful duo JiffyKate telling us about their recently-completed Watch and See… ooh it seems Bella is a voyeur  – we like it!

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Once upon a night in Nashville, two drunken girls sat in the middle of their hotel room bed, noshing on greasy burgers and tater tots, staring out the window. A lit up office space across the way caught their attention and a plot bunny was born. Over time, what started out as an erotic fantasy morphed into something more… something deeper.

The story is set in New York City. Girl Crush by Little Big Town was our muse.

When Bella Swan moved to the big city to be near her mother’s rehab facility, she never expected to be treated to a live sex show almost nightly. But an abandoned pair of binoculars and a neighbor with apparent exhibitionist tendencies provide just that.

The more she watches him press woman after woman against his window, the more she wants to be one of them. He is beautiful, just like each woman he puts on display. He is a mystery, and Bella wants nothing more than to solve it.  

When she comes face to face with her fantasy man in the most unexpected way, how will she navigate the treacherous waters of their budding friendship without him finding out that she’s been watching him for weeks? That she continues to watch him…

Watch and See is a story about two flawed characters, each battling their own demons. We definitely stepped outside our own box with this one, and stretched our abilities…got out of our comfort zone, but we couldn’t be any happier with it now that it’s complete. In the words of Alice (from the story)…sometimes, scary is good.

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Summary: Her sexual experience is limited, at best. She’s never found pleasure in it, so what’s the point? Now, though, she wants what he’s giving. Seeing the women fall apart against his window has her yearning and wanting to the point she almost combusts sitting on the ledge, merely an observer. What would it be like if she were one of them? Rated: M ~ Drama/Angst ~ Bella/Edward ~ CompleteFanFicButton

Songster

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So here I am again, because, you know, I just can NOT keep myself from WIPs. It’s an addiction. I found a new story I just can’t get out of my head and I want more immediately. It begins with a Bella who considers herself just average, nothing out of the ordinary except she keeps having these odd unexplained feelings of exhilaration for no apparent reason. She’s a college student on the cusp of her 21st birthday and she’s just floating along, waiting… There is a sense of something big to come. Something possibly supernatural. She receives a mysterious book titled Familia Terrae from her dead mother on the eve of her birthday.

I love the aura of mystery that continues when she gets back to school. She is led to a mysterious 6th floor ‘special’ library that she never knew existed. There she meets a very interesting, Latin-speaking young man. He offers his help, but Bella is not quite sure about him. Of course, this is Edward and in his usual way, he charms her and intrigues her despite her reservations.

Only two chapters in, eerie and atmospheric, well-written with beautiful description, interesting characters, and a plot that will draw you in quickly, I can’t wait for more. Hop on board. I need company on what looks to be a very interesting ride to come.

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Summary: Bella, an average college student, meets an extraordinary guy. Her life becomes anything but average as he shows her the truly magic side of life. But as she approaches her 21st birthday, she realizes magic might be in her blood. Rated: M ~ Fantasy/Romance ~ Edward, Bella ~ Work in ProgressFanFicButtonWeLove

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Talk of the Twilight Tenth Anniversary gave pause to ponder on authors past and present. Some who have travelled the fandom journey from the early days and are still here; still amongst our favourites; and still writing wonderful twi fiction… cosmogirl7481 anyone? *pouffy heart emojis*

A quick look through her back catalogue of completed fics had us reminiscing… Retail Therapy, Coversations Over Coffee *swoon*, Edward in the Afternoon (a personal favourite…GAH!), What Speaks in Darkness Footprints in the SnowAdult Book Store… they are all absolute gems and deserve their places in the fandom hall of must-reads. Sweet Lawd, she’s given us so much and we’re only listing a few!

Fancy some angst? Or humour? Prefer supernatural? Or good ol’ romance, served straight up? She’s got it. Cosmogirl has given us everything, and more!

Of course she’s also collaborated – and damn, this woman has fine friends! Who can forget Love In My Box with the her soulmate, Marvar? No one who’s read it, that’s for sure. Check out cosmoandmarvar, it’s one to pop to the top of your TBR or re-TBR lists!

Or, try the delicious Between the Covers that our girl wrote with the fabulous SydneyAliceCosmoSydney is a fabulous cocktail!

Finally, she became one of 2DrunkUnicorns with lovely JaimeArkin to gift Confessions After Dark to the fandom. So much talent, so much reading goodness.

So, this brings us to her current solo work in progress, Scorched.

What starts out as a flirty-girl sunbathing in her mom and step-dad’s luxurious yard while the pool-boy-for-the-summer averts his eyes from her magnificent body turns rapidly into ‘oh holy hell, I’ve just been swept off my feet by their hotness’. Honestly, this builds rapidly. But naturally. It’s not rushed – and damn, but it feels so right!

Edward is home from college for the summer helping out his dad with the pool cleaning work. Bella is visiting and staying in her mom’s home for the summer. Her feigned indifference initially gives the impression of an indulged brat, but that’s far from the truth. So far we have twelve delicious chapters.  

Scorched is a reminder of how cosmogirl can transition between gentle humour and teasing to seriously intense and sofa king hot in the space of a sentence or two. *fans self* It’s a delight to read.

At this point, you’re either reminiscing along with us, or wondering why the heck you haven’t read every word she’s ever written. Cosmogirl7481 is a reminder and wonderful example of everything good in our fandom; beautiful talent. We salute her!

Summary: “She was unafraid and shameless. She expected to feel everything. And she did.” A story about summer, of love and loss, and everything that burns in between. Rated: M ~ Romance ~ Bella/Edward ~ Work in Progress

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There is always reason for celebration when we see that Miss Baby has published a brand new story.  We are big fans of her work here at FicSisters and her new story, A Weekend at Belmont sucked us in straight away.  The story is labelled as suspense, and it delivers!  Miss Baby gives you just enough information to capture you, but you are left with so many questions and a burning desire to know more.  We love a ‘whodunit’ and are incredibly intrigued. You will notice this story isn’t labelled Edward/Bella (or any pairing for that matter)…  suspense, indeed!!

PS: For those of you out there who seek an Alice that isn’t a hyper, shopping-addicted fashion addict…it seems that this one might just be for you *grins*.

Summary: No matter what Carlisle’s invitation had said, our weekend at Belmont would become anything but relaxing. What we never could have predicted, though, was that in the midst of broken hearts and old resentments getting a new, unwelcome breath, there was also a killer walking among us. And everyone was a suspect…even me. Rated M ~ Suspense ~ Work in Progress

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One-Liners

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From TwiFicLuvr ~ Under Masen’s Command by texasbella: I don’t know how I hadn’t discovered this before, but once I picked it up, I could not stop reading-two sleepless nights later and I love this Edward. Truly.

Summary: Chance brought him to her home town and into her home. Awakening desires drew her to him, but made him run. Distance and time can’t squelch the knowledge that is coming to light. Magnets drawn to each other, Edward and Isabella share a need for control—he needs to have it, and she wants to give up. Will they get want they want? How far will Isabella go to get under Masen’s Command? Rated: M ~ Romance ~ Bella, Edward ~ Complete


From BCullen ~ He Shoots, She Scores: The Full Story by WitchyVampireGirl: Whenever I need a pick me up I reread this story, it never fails to lift me. I can’t add to the review stats anymore, so I wanted to tell everyone else to read and review!

Summary: See how it all started. What did Bella do once she laid eyes on Edward Cullen to make sure he was hers. Watch as shy Bella stops at nothing to get her man. All Human, canon couples, a bit OOC. Rated: M ~ Romance/Humor ~ Bella/Edward ~ Complete


From QuietDreamer ~ Tropic of Virgo by In.a.blue.bathrobe : I know it’s a classic, but this week I was reminded of Tropic of Virgo on twitter and fell back in love. It’s even better than I remembered.

Summary: He’s a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she’s a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection? Rated: M ~ English ~ Edward/Bella ~ Complete

FicSister thanks to TwiFicLuvr, BCullen and QuietDreamer, we always love to hear what you’re all reading – great choices! 


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Right from the get-go, this FicSister needs to confess to a love of all things Witchy. Good Witchy. No nasty stuff here, but a deep affection for the good deeds of our fore-sisters, their wisdom and aims to help their communities with herbs, medicines and self-sacrifice. It was a dangerous life.

Which leads me on to The Broomstick Train, a fic that grips so hard with its atmospheric prologue that it’s impossible not to feel for the young woman who was rumoured in days-gone-by to have been snatched in the night, from her little house, in the clearing in the woods.

Soleil2 captures the imagination and doesn’t let go as in chapter one we join sweet modern-day Bella in high school, feeling boring and wishing that she’d had the chance -like her peers- to party in the clearing, in the woods… You need to be reading this. But not late at night. In the dark. Alone.

Summary: “They buried them deep, but they wouldn’t lie still, For cats and witches are hard to kill.” -Oliver Wendall Holmes. Rated: M ~ Supernatural/Drama ~ Bella/Edward ~ Work in ProgressFanFicButton

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We were very excited when we saw that Jonesn had started a new story…and we’re even more excited to tell you that Clallam is now complete! In case you want a refresher, our Hot Off the Press can be found here.

Summary: My life had always been a sea of carefully laid plans, until he blew through. Cool and quiet, like the calm before the storm. It was brewing. ~ School teacher, Bella Swan has just landed her first job in the cloudy, coastal community of Clallam Bay. Known for its fishing and logging, she supposes an occasional sunny day is the most excitement one could hope to come by. Until she meets her new neighbor. Rated: M ~ Romance/Angst ~ *Complete*

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Our good friend Songster51 never steers us wrong with her recommendations and Lyrical Kris never disappoints. So, if you’ve been waiting for it to complete, find out what’s so special about Little Dreamer hereand enjoy!

Summary: Our story opens with a frightened seventeen-year-old girl on the run- battered, starved, exhausted and nine months pregnant. How this is going to turn out is anyone’s guess. Life never does know how to play fair. Rated: M ~ Angst/Drama ~ Bella/Edward ~ *Complete*

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TenYears

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Our Fandom turned 10 years old this week and for a little bit of fun, the FicSisters thought we would share some of our very first FanFic stories that we still love dearly.  We will stick to the ones that are still available for you to read online :) Many of our earliest stories have now been pulled, but there is still an amazing selection available.

I Hate You with an Insurmountable Passion by crittab Loved this story with a very conflicted Bella and Edward…

Art Model by dollegirl ‘Oldie but a goodie’ sums this one shot up beautifully.  Art Model Edward, shall we say more?

Dear Isabella by jandco and wtvoc Two of the most talented authors in our fandom come together to create a story that is heartbreakingly brilliant.  You will need your tissues.

Subject: Edward Cullen, aka The Womanizer by ericastwilight One of this FicSisters’ very first all-human stories, and it holds a special place in my heart. I also learnt what a tantric chair was! *blushes* 

Bonne Foi by Amethyst Jackson Of course there has to be a Vampire story! Bonne Foi was one of my first WIP stories and it has remained a favourite Vampward of mine.

Grabbing Hold of Letting Go by Calendulam A gem of a fic that often gets overlooked, but it was one of my very first WiPs and still so memorable for me. Fun and light with serious moments. 

The Blessing and The Curse by The Black Arrow It’s a classic for a reason! It’s got everything – PossessiveWard, strong Bella, all the feels… *have tissues and chocolate ready* 

Branching Inward by LifeInTheSnow The imagery, poetry, beauty of this fic will stay with me forever. Beautiful writing and a fabulous story. It will always be a treasured favourite.

Nature of Love by drotuno This was my first introduction to the amazing drotuno, an author who has unknowingly accompanied me all over Europe -and beyond- and kept me company on happy days and dark days alike. (Shout out to Mercward who will always own me!). 

Scotch, Gin and the New Girl by jandco and withthevampsofcourse High school at its worst and best. Simply a fabulous story. 

There are so many more we would love to add here, but our post would be endless 😉 We would love to hear your favourite early fics.  If you would like to share – leave us a comment below!!

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Twific contests have been really kind to us this year, it’s been a joy to see how well they’ve been supported -and read the entries! Now here’s another lovely one to get your teeth into… Red Eyed Edward! 

“Any genre, any pairing, any plot…but vampward’s diet must consist of human juice-boxes at some point!

Will he fall from vegetarian grace and give in to his baser instincts?

Does he get his act together at the end and earn his golden eyes?

Does he do Dracula proud from start to finish?

Give us your vengeful, your vindictive, your defending angels, and your helpless-to-instinct.

Let Edward’s dark side come out and play, and show us exactly what vampires were made to do.

Whether it’s all he’s ever known, by accident, in the heat of the moment, or longed-for-for-centuries, we want to see blood on his lips and in his eyes!!”

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We would like to sincerely thank the talented JiffyKate (JennyKate and Jiff Simpson) and the lovely Songster51 for joining us today. To our dear readers, thanks to you as well for dropping in.

Once again, we’d like to say thank you to ALL fandom authors (betas, banner-makers, pre-readers…et al!) who have given so much joy over the last few years-and to those still joining the fandom, enriching it with new blood!

We wish you all a wonderful weekend, and happy reading!

FicSisters xo