Thursday, June 28, 2012

V Wicked Tease – 06/28

— Regular Teasers —
Upcoming chapter teasers

— V Wicked Teasers —
Prologue of "Pumpkin Pie, Anyone?" by Kraftychik

Accepting E/B teasers. July is a Deviant Month!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guest Review by @credoroza — "The Beginning of Our Bright Future" by @Qwoli_Wahine

"The Beginning of Our Bright Future" by Sparkling Fae
Embry & Bella, Romance/Drama, MA/NC-17, Complete
Summary: She has a painful past and he has a lonely present. Can they forge a brighter future together?

"The Beginning of Our Bright Future" is quite the departure for me. This is my first Embry/Bella fic and I am very pleased to say, I really liked this little story.

The story was only three chapters so I figured I would give a whirl, and I am so glad I did.

Sparkling Fae has the ability to weave a believable story line that even a die hard Edward lover like me can enjoy and go along with. The mark of a true story teller. After all, a good story is a good story.

The story takes place after New Moon with Bella and Jake as friends, hanging out in the garage fixing motorcycles. Embry is already part of the pack, but Jake has yet to phase and is still confused over "Paul's lackeys" as he refers to the pack.
Embry, upset over Jake's cutting remarks, after all they were best friends. But knowing he must keep his silence as Jake's turn will come one day, it still hurts.

Embry notices Bella, never really paying much attention to her any other time, but today his entire world shifted ...

My eyes slowly met hers and I felt like the whole earth had shifted. Everything that used to matter to me vanished and in its place was just one person, Bella Swan. I had just imprinted on Isabella Swan.

Embry is completely overwhelmed by this, not sure what to do, let alone how to handle, and in need of guidance. He knows this will be a problem. He knows how hurt Jake will be. He knows Bella may refuse him. But he can not help himself. His wolf is crying out to her and he must follow.

The story is packed full of overwhelming emotions neatly woven in to a simplistic story line of love and acceptance. You will be cheering for Embry and Bella. I know I was!

And if you are hesitant about OCC pairings, this is a nice way to ease yourself in. No Edward bashing. Just a fun little story that puts a smile on your face.

"The Beginning of Our Bright Future" is a story you will want to check out. After all, who doesn't love a story that makes you smile? You won't be disappointed.

Fun fact: Sparkling Fae is known as @Qwoli_Wahine on Twitter. Naturally, my nosy side kicked in and I was curious about her user name. And this is what the lovely Sparkling Fae told me, it is a mix of Quileute and Hawaiian. Qwoli means in essence, spirit wolf and Wahine means woman.

How cool is that??

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*Story Banner by Leilani via Printing Paws
Also, be sure to stop by our Vouched Guest Reviewer Credoroza's blog, Fandom Fanatic. We f'LUV her!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

V Wicked Tease – 06/07

— Regular Teasers —
Chapter 5 of "Spinal Cord" by Midnight Ariel

— V Wicked Teasers —
A different kind of pimpage. Give the fandom a taste of your fic in 125 words or less.

E/B teasers accepted during Deviant months: January, April, July, October

Friday, June 1, 2012

June One Shot Staff Picks

Every month, we rec under-appreciated one shots we simply adore. So get comfy, try something new by checking out these short reads, and be sure to leave them some love.

"The Bigger Light" by@grrlinterrupted
Jacob & Bella, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, MA/NC-17
Summary: An all-human, New Moon role reversal: Jacob has been dumped by the woman with whom he was obsessed. Can Bella convince him life is still worth living? And what will happen when his first love returns? Written for the Remember When This Was Fun contest.
** Rec'd to us by theswandive

Arianna-janae: Now, I don't make a habit of reading Jacob and Bella stories, but this summary grabbed my attention. I wanted to read this story to get a glimpse of a different Jacob, and that's exactly what I got. Jacob's dealing with an enormous sense of loss, coupled with the realization of how difficult his life has really been. Before this story, I never really considered how the loss of his mother and the dependency of his father might take a toll on the young man. Couple that with the rejection of a first love, and we see Jacob crumble. Will Bella be there to pick up the pieces? Will Jacob be able to let her in and accept her support? Or will Jacob end up back in the arms of the same woman who scorned him? The Bigger Light packs a big punch for such a short story.

"Ripple" by AydenMorgen
Laurent & Irina, Mystery/Romance, M
Summary: They both paid the price for words unspoken and decisions made. Now ash and flame await her, but is it truly too late to speak the truth she carries in silence? Will he even hear her if she does? Vampfic. My Fandom Fights the Floods piece. Rated M.

Arianna-janae: The first thing that attracted me to this one shot was the pairing. I wanted to see what the author would do with a relationship that was just hinted at by SM. The opening scene is a chilling one, as well as a confusing one. Irina stands opposite her sisters, watching them struggle and resist the arms that restrain them. Everything seems surreal, and it's difficult to make sense of dream and reality. And then Laurent is there. At first he's just a thought, a guilty pleasure, but he has a message for Irina. She struggles with the need for him and the will power to push him away. He left her, after all. It's a wound that still festers, but seems anesthetized when he's near. She needs him on a primal level, but her heart both longs and hides from the truth. If he loved her, why did he leave? He keeps repeating "I never left," but his words only confuse her. She's felt so alone in his absence. He asks her to feel, and she does. She feels the lick of a flame over her flesh. The searing burn of the fire enveloping her. She screams his name with the last breath of air in her body. It is over, yet it has only just begun. Edward's question is answered. The soul lives on, even for the damned.

Check out the above one shots and please let the authors know what you think!

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