Log in

www.fanfiction.net/s/4939575/1/The_Ritual_La_Louche <---- link <3
This is one of my favorite fanfics. It's so well written and E&B are great here ♥
Rated M
Here's the summery ....
Bella is an alcoholic struggling to deal with her traumatic past. When she meets Edward in the bar she frequents, will his help be enough to save her? Edward has just returned to Seattle and has secrets of his own when it comes to Bella ....
I highly rec this fanfic, bbs!! There's a lemon in the first chapter and [ IMO ] it's one of the best I've ever read. ALL of the E&B love scenes are great and this story has angst / drama.
Please give this fic a chance? I'm glad I found this community ♥
Current Location: lionandlamb
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: Adele
28 January 2009 @ 05:28 pm
Story: Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8 [NC-17]
Summary: Bella Swan spent the first two years of her life in Forks developing a friendship with Jacob Black that finally turned into something more. As she begins her senior year of high school, a new family moves to town and Bella slowly begins to question the path she thought her life would follow. Sometimes there is a difference between what you think you need and what you never knew you wanted. Takes place during the timeframe of New Moon and Eclipse.
Characters/Pairing: In the author's words: "Jacob/Bella at first, but eventually Edward/Bella"
Category: alternate universe, angst, drama, romance, multi-part
Warning: other pairings, rated NC-17, work in progress

Reason for recommendation: What to say about IVO? Is there anyone in the fandom who hasn't read this amazingly brilliant fic? It really is absolutely one of the best in the fandom (IMHO). This is what Twilight could have (and some would say, should have) been. The characterisations are fantastic, the angst is delicious, and we get to have a look at how things could have happened, had certain events taken place at a different time. The fic also has an appreciation community on LJ - 137_104_87_0 - for those fans who are hanging out for each new chapter. Goes to show the kind of devotion this fic inspires.
27 January 2009 @ 09:48 pm
Volunteers wanted to participate in monthly recs!

In an effort to both get the community going AND see more awesome stories recommended (always a bonus!), I'm looking for some volunteers to do a month of reccing each. I would love to see any and all involved!

Basically, it would work on a similar premise to stargateficrec. Over there they have volunteers who recommend for a month on a particular genre, pairing or character in Stargate ficdom. Obviously we can't do quite the same here as we're not fandom-generic but something along the same lines may work.

  • Each volunteer recs for a one month term
  • During that one month, a minimum of 3 fics must be recced (up to as many as you like!)
  • Can be any genre as long as it's E/B-based
  • Once your month is up someone else takes over for the next month and so on

There's no real reward for taking part in this - just seeing lots more awesome stories, including a few that may be little known in the fandom!

If you volunteer you're still welcome to make 'random recs' during other months. The only difference is that if it's your month to rec, you HAVE to meet the monthly requirements (ie min. 3 fic recs).

If you're interested in being a volunteer reccer, please reply to this entry and let me know. I'll collate the list of volunteers and make another post with a list of months and which people will rec during those months.

If you have any questions or need clarification, reply here and I'll do my best to help! :)

Last note:
Regardless of if you volunteer or not you're still more than welcome to post recommendations at any time! Reading a really fantastic story over on Twilighted.net or FF.net and think others should know about it? Post about it here! We'd love to hear about it!
19 October 2008 @ 09:58 pm
Story: New Kiss by winsomewords [M]
Summary: When Bella befriends Alice Cullen and finds herself falling in love with her new friend’s brother, Edward, she finds his aloofness is only a window into an unexpectedly dark secret. Helping him overcome the past proves to be harder than she thought.
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella
Category: au: all human, romance, angst, humour, multi-part
Warning: N/A

Reason for recommendation: winsomewords finished this only recently and really took us on a wonderful ride. Through Edward & Bella's developing relationship, their ups & downs - the story has the right amounts of angst and humour to keep everyone happy.


Story: A Brand New Sky to Hang the Stars Upon by byhelenahandbasket [M]
Summary: After a broken engagement turns her world upside down, Bella has a new roommate and a new life. Who will help her recover?
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella, canon pairs
Category: au: all human, romance, humour, multi-part
Warning: work in progress

Reason for recommendation: This story is BRILLIANT and sucks you right in from the get-go. Edward & Bella want each other but of course they're completely blind as to how the other feels about them. Throw in sharing an apartment (and a bathroom!) and much fun ensues!


Story: What a Scene by seekingwords [M]
Summary: After losing the single most important thing in her life, Bella Swan is sent to live with complete strangers, including the charismatic but secretive and quick-tempered Edward Masen. Very loosely inspired by the book/movie White Oleander.
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella
Category: au: all human, romance, drama, multi-part
Warning: work in progress

Reason for recommendation: Edward and Bella are slightly younger and in a much different circumstance to what we usually see - they are both foster children to the same woman. "What a Scene" follows their growing relationship and the everyday life they live. This story is refreshing, captivating and I get excited everytime I see a story alert from FF.net pop up for this one.


I probably shouldn't put this one here, due to it's 'on hold' nature but anyway...

Story: A Matter of Convenience by spotzle [M]
Summary: Bella Swan. Edward Cullen. One apartment. One year. Throw in some UST, a heaping spoonful of jealousy, and a pinch of meaningful looks and deliberate misunderstandings. Toss them all in a blender, then hit puree.
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella
Category: au: all human, romance, humour, angst, multi-part
Warning: work in progress

Reason for recommendation: This story has actually been abandoned/indefinitely put on hold but I maintain that it is STILL one of the best AU All Human fics in the fandom. spotzle has done a phenomenal job with this - I only hope that she continues with it at some point!! Especially considering where she left them! *dies*
19 October 2008 @ 10:05 am
I've just gone through and added a few new tags and categories. These are:

  • AU: All Human - for the All Human fics (of which there are many out there!)
  • Breaking Dawn - for fics set during Breaking Dawn
  • Post-Breaking Dawn - for fics set after Breaking Dawn

Yes, All Human recs are now welcome, so feel free to include them in any rec posts you make!

I've also removed the following tags/warnings:

  • Spoilers - it's been a few months now since Breaking Dawn has been released so I'm removing spoiler warnings. No spoiler warnings are required for anything Breaking Dawn-related.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply here or send me an email at sg1padawan[at]livejournal[dot]com.
26 May 2008 @ 01:41 am
Title: The Bet by thrace_adams [Hard R]
Summary: Edward lost a bet and now Bella gets to drive his car.
Pairing: Edward/Bella
Category: Relationship, One-Shot
Word Count: 4209
Book: Post Eclipse
Warnings: Romance, Fluff, Adult Situations
Spoilers: Through all published books

Reason for recommendation: Because it was written for me! :) My prompt was "something to do with Edward's car - maybe Bella wins a bet and she gets to drive it, and some smut." Because it is well written and there isn't enough Edward, Bella and the volvo fic out there :) It's fun and sexy and very steamy.
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: Ruby - Paraffin
18 May 2008 @ 07:17 pm
Story: Solace by livinginforks
Summary: both POV's about edward and bella, its all a bit romantic, bella realises that edward is going to change her then edward talks about his soul and beauty the quote is from Arthur Rimbaud! a very very very very amazing poet!
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella
Category: post-eclipse, romance, poetry
Warnings: Bella's change

Reason for recommending: This is a very dense and rich poem that contains both Edward and Bella's POVs. The poem seems to freeze time. It's amazing.
Current Location: St. Paul, MN
Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: The Simpsons
15 May 2008 @ 11:44 pm
Story: Light & Day by little_giddy [PG-13]
Summary: Bella and Edward are captured by the Volturi. "I wish I could say that I had been being cautious in glad preparation for a gesture of overwhelming bravery but I wasn't- I was hoping that the rest of my family would hurry up and be the cavalry already. But then I'd started to shake and he'd moved beside me."
Character/Pairing: Bella/Edward
Categories: post-eclipse, drama, one-shot, horror
Warnings: References to torture, post-Eclipse setting (book spoilers)

Reason for recommendation: This is a dark story, but in the darkness I think that the way Edward and Bella feel about each other-- and how deeply they understand each other-- gets its hardest test, and shines the brightest as a result. It captures the real danger and horror elements of Twilight without watering them down, but also without sacrificing the romance even one tiny bit.
Current Location: St. Paul, MN
Current Mood: deviousdevious
25 April 2008 @ 08:01 pm
Story: Vintage Lace byrhye [G]
Summary: He looked... nervous. A wedding day introspective drabble.
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella, Bella
Category: fluff, romance, character study, post-eclipse, one-shot
Warning: N/A

Reason for recommendation: Told from Bella's POV this fic focusses on Edward's character on their wedding day - it's short but gorgeous and really hits the nail on the head, as far I'm concerned. It's spot on for Edward and Bella's voice is dead on. While the entire fic is beautiful, the last line is absolutely stunning - really brings a heartwarming visual to mind.


Story: Sound of Silence by train_lindz [G]
Summary: Bella wonders what the reason is that Edward is drawn to her as a person, other than the smell of her blood
Characters/Pairing: Edward/Bella, Bella, Edward
Category: romance, one-shot
Warning: N/A

Reason for recommendation: Sound of Silence is beautiful; it's just... it's THEM. It's sweet and heartwarming. I absolutely melted when I read this - gave me a wonderful case of the warm-fuzzies. Of course, it can't go much wrong with my bulletproof kink - 'quiet' moments between Edward & Bella - but it really is so much more than that. Edward's explanation of why he is with Bella has pushed this fic into my List of Favourites.
25 April 2008 @ 01:26 am
Story: Deadweight by jdbracknell [PG-13]
Summary: Edward and his old friend control have become hopelessly estranged.
Character/Pairing: Bella/Edward
Categories: Romance, One-shot
Warnings: N/A

Reason for recommendation: The story is written from Edward's POV, and it's truly inside his head ala Midnight Sun. In addition, the author interrupts paragraphs to create a unique, deliberate cadence that is borderline poetic.
Current Mood: blahblah