Thursday, November 22, 2012

V Wicked Tease – 11/22

— Regular Teasers —
Submit your teasers for an upcoming chapter. Can be E/B or non-canon!
Chapter 51 of "Monster" by The.Bloody White.Wolf.xoxo **Emmett & OC**

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

V Giveaway! The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz

We're hosting our first giveaway!
Win Kindle copies of The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz!

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday around the corner, as well as the third installment of The Original Sinners series releasing today, we thought there was no better time to hold our first giveaway.

Never heard of The Original Sinners? Read the individual book summaries and RaindropSoup's reviews by clicking on the respective bookcovers above. Have you been meaning to read the series? Here's your chance to win all three books! And if you've been hesitant to buy and read the series, now you can have them with spending a penny.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vouched Books! "The Original Sinners" Books 0.5 – 3 by Tiffany Reisz

(Click on the bookcover for the review)

Find Tiffany Reisz on: Her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Courtesy of NetGalley, I received an ARC of The Prince, the much anticipated third installment of The Original Sinner series due to release tomorrow. As usual, I'm late to the bandwagon. I hadn't heard of the series until recently, and that was only a few days before I received the ARC. I had to catch up—read three books and two novellas in a less than a week.

It was the greatest week of little sleep and the best reads I can remember having in the longest time. That's saying a lot coming from me since I'm not a BDSM reader/fanatic. Find out why I floved this series and why you might want to give it try if you haven't already.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bmitw Pursued by Mmsimpy09

The Pursuit of Bmitw, author of Gods and Wolves
Author Name: Bmitw
Stories: Gods and Wolves
Where to find Bmitw: TWCS | FFN | JBNP | Tricky Raven

Mmsimpy09: So, let us start with something simple! Is there a story behind your pen name?
Bmitw: The penname bmitw was chosen when, after about six months of lurking on Fan Fiction sites, I decided to join I chose it as it is the initials of a nickname my children gave me a few years ago. It stands for Best Mummy In The World. They're adults now and still call me that!

Mmsimpy09: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Bmitw: Well, I'm Australian, divorced and have two sons. My teacher father taught me to read and write when I was three and I've always loved to read - if I was ever separated from my parents in a store they always found me in the book section. I read voraciously but didn't pursue it as a career because I didn't want to become a teacher myself, and didn't really have the confidence to try to be a writer. I like to escape when I'm reading, so prefer fantasy or historical stories over modern ones.

Mmsimpy09: How did you find your way to Fan Fiction?
Bmitw: It was a roundabout route to be sure. One of my sons was scouted to a college soccer team in the USA, and he ended up in WA and on the Olympic Peninsula. I saw a DVD of Twilight in the supermarket and knew that it was set there, so bought it to watch. After that I was completely drawn into that world, read the books in days and then wanted more. I was on the Lexicon and saw references to the stories Wide Awake and the Submissive/Dominant/Training series by tarasueme, which I read. Then I realized that there were thousands of other stories and that I didn't have to read Bella/Edward and so I don't! The first non-canon stories I read were actually Volturi fics.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

V Wicked Tease – 11/15

— Regular Teasers —
Submit your teasers for an upcoming chapter. Can be E/B or non-canon!
Chapter 50 of "Monster" by The.Bloody White.Wolf.xoxo **Emmett & OC**
Chapter 12 of "The Other Way" by Honeybeemeadows **Edward & Bella**

— V Wicked Teasers —
A different kind of pimpage. Give the fandom a taste of your fic in 125 words or less.
Chapter 63 of "Coupling" by Honeybeemeadows **A/B, J/A, E/B**

New Stories from V Featured Authors

Check out the new Twilight fics from V featured authors that you might have missed.

"This Is The Darkest Timeline" by Kyilliki

Marcus, Angst, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: Four times Marcus found out about Didyme's death, and the one time he didn't. AU

"Hell's Hounds" by SparklingFae

Sam & Bella, Romance, Angst, AH, MA/NC-17, WIP
Summary: She had lost everything, He had lost his best friend..together they would find comfort and begin healing one another. AU A/H Beta'd by NCChris and pre-read by Iamtwilightobsessed-MP Warning, first few chapters involve drug use and addiction recovery.

"The Tree House" by moirae

Edward & Jasper, Angst, Romance, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: Winner of Readers Choice in the Slash/Backslash 4.0 Contest. Edward and Jasper have always known there was something more than friendship between them. But knowing your soul mate isn't a guarantee you'll keep them. "Of all the secret knowledge I possess of Jasper Whitlock, the greatest is how thoroughly skilled he is at breaking my heart."

"Wide Open Road" by Mrstrentreznor

Jacob & Bella, Romance, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: BD, AU - What if the wolves made one last attempt to change her mind before the wedding? The Cullens can't see them if Jake is with her. Could his return a day early make a difference?

"Things My Mama Taught Me" by idealskeptic

Leah, Family, T, WIP
Summary: My take on the Twilight 25: Round 7 prompts. Leah Clearwater has learned a lot of lessons in her short life, some easier than others. She's the focus of these twenty-five unrelated one-shots based on lessons your mama taught you. She'll never encounter the same person twice in her journey of life lessons. Canon characters, in all things.

"40 weeks" by kerigocrazy

Quil & Bella, Romance, Humor, MA/NC-17, WIP
Summary: Bella Swan was forever self-sacrificing...until she wasn't. In a fit of rebellion after Edward leaves her in the woods, she sets out to lose her V-Card. Quil Ateara is the lucky sucker standing in her way. A single night of awkward, virgin pleasure turns into 40 weeks of bodily fluids, stretch marks, and overprotective wolves with no clue what to do with a pregnant leech lover.

"The Siren's Call" by SparklingFae

Sam & Bella, Romance, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: He didn't mean to watch but she quickly caught his attention and he wanted more...

Summary: This is where all the outtakes from "Somewhere I Belong" will be. I expect there to be four of them.

"Arrested by You" by SparklingFae

Sam & Bella, Romance, Angst, MA/NC-17, WIP
Summary: She had left when the pain became to much for her. Tragedy would bring her home...would this heal her heart?

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by kerigocrazy

Embry & Bella, Horror, Tragedy, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: Bella Swan returns to Forks after twenty years gone, looking to put down roots, but this sleepy little place has more secrets than most. When a strange man with paper thin skin purchases old Cullen's Lot a real life horror story begins. Twilight/Salem's Lot mash-up. Tied for Winner of the Cult Classic Award in Tricky Raven's "A Haunting in Forks Contest."

"Blue Jeans and a White Shirt" by Mrstrentreznor

Jacob & Bella, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: Bad boy Jake fascinates good girl Bella. Can she influence him or he will he win out? AH NM AU

"Lost in Translation" by moirae

Maggie & Riley, Romance, Humor, MA/NC-17, One Shot
Summary: Riley and Maggie are from opposite ends of the earth but find themselves traveling together through beautiful Prague for a single week. Will the draw of temptation overcome the obstacles of distance?
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"Indian Summer" by SparklingFae

Sam & Bella, Romance, Angst, MA/NC-17, Complete
Summary: She wanted to thank him. She just wasn't sure how.

"Who Let the Wolves Out" by kerigocrazy

Humor, Romance, MA/NC-17, WIP
Summary: Ever wondered how the pack really feels about Sam's performance as Alpha? Want to know what happens when the boys light up and discuss vampire sex? How about when Charlie and Billy embark on a clandestine mission to spy on the kids? You've come to the right place. A series of humorous pack-centered O/S's for The Twilight Twenty-Five challenge, Round 7.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

V Wicked Tease – 11/8

— Regular Teasers —
Submit your teasers for an upcoming chapter. Can be E/B or non-canon!

— V Wicked Teasers —
A different kind of pimpage. Give the fandom a taste of your fic in 125 words or less.
Chapter 2 of "Dreamwalker" by The.Bloody White.Wolf.xoxo **Edward & Bella**

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Meliz875 Pursued by kerigocrazy

Author Name: meliz875

Story(s): Bluebird (Bella/Embry)
              Letting Go (Bella/Jacob)

Since it's all about Twitter these days, describe yourself in 140 characters or less:

Caffeine addicted journalist and music junkie. Wife to my favorite nerd. Love laughing, commas, sushi, wine – not necessarily in that order.

How did you get introduced to fanfiction? What made you decide to start writing it?

I stumbled on fanfiction just before Twilight Eclipse came out in theaters, so it was in June 2010.  It happened through a random Google search, although I don’t remember what I was searching for despite the fact it obviously was Twi-related.

I went back and forth with the idea of writing for a very long time. I was a frantic, engrossed reader/lurker of fanfiction for a very long time and since I’ve always loved writing, the itch to become more involved in this particular part of the fandom only grew worse as time went on. Bluebird is my first multi-chapter fic and I decided to take the plunge and put it out there for two reasons. One, I wanted to contribute something to this fandom. I wanted to make my mark. Two, the pairing is one where there are just not enough stories out there to satisfy the appetite of those of us who enjoy it. I really wanted to help fix that, even if it only was with one story.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Vouched Book! "Pure" by Julianna Baggot

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Find it on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indie Bound | Hachette
Find Julianna Baggott on: Her Website | Twitter | Facebook
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Amazing and excruciatingly beautiful, Pure is one of those books that'll stay with me for a long time. Although it took me a while to get into the story because there are moments and info that seemingly had no point, I couldn't flounce the book. Julianna Baggott wrote with such wonderful detail and description, saturating me in the dark world and the characters she created, that I had to know where everything led and where the characters ended up—that there was a reason for all that transpired and all I had read.

And there is. It just takes a while to get there. The information slowly trickles in, expanding and unraveling bits and pieces until the very end.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 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 Dark Man and the Pale Man" by light4dawn
Jacob & Edward (NON-SLASH), Angst, AU Post-NM, T
Summary: Two sworn enemies come together to assuage a common grief. What had life granted them? How had events unfolded in the past that neither felt the unforgiving sting of losing to the other, nor the satisfaction of winning the prize? NOT Slash!

RaindropSoup: You know that stinging sensation in your nose followed by rapidly blinking because you're about to cry? Yeah, "The Dark Man and the Pale Man" did that to me—blind-sided me with the feeling, actually. I'm a fan of bittersweet fics. They resonate and stay with me longer than HEAs do, and this one shot blew me away with its portrayal of love—the selfish yet no-conditions kind. With simple clarity and an amazing duality, light4dawn wrote two-sides of the same coin—Jacob and Edward in their love for Bella. It was heart-breaking and beautiful and so realistic in emotion. You have to read this if your favorite fic flavor is bittersweet. And the ending ... I'm rarely shocked anymore, but the ending made my gasp and then hurt a little more.

"Lost in Translation" by moirae
Maggie & Riley, AH, Romance, Humor, MA/NC-17
Summary: Riley and Maggie are from opposite ends of the earth but find themselves traveling together through beautiful Prague for a single week. Will the draw of temptation overcome the obstacles of distance?

kerigocrazy: The first thing that caught my attention was the pairing; I've never come across a Maggie/Riley fic, and I was intrigued. I'm so glad I stopped to check it out. "Lost in Translation" is the beginning of a love story; it's romance and humor and a dash of angst mixed with some wicked hot smut all in a small snap-shot. The present tense narrative gives the story a lyrical vibe, making the sex pure poetry in motion, and a wonderful sense of immediacy that draws you right in.
“My hands grasp his shirt. His fingers fist my hair. Our teeth clash painfully as we struggle to learn each other's kiss, but I don't care. It's awkward and funny and wonderful. Inside I'm laughing, but outside I'm take, take, take, and more, more, more. When we find our rhythm, I'm no longer laughing inside.

I'm burning”
There's everything you could possibly want in this short—and then some, including a sweet tale of a milk maid and a drummer boy, and an ending that leaves you smiling but still craving something more.

RaindropSoup: Moirae is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors. Her word choice, lyrical beat, submerging prose drags me into the story and her characters' heads, giving me the FEELS. Her Riley & Maggie are so natural together that it's inspiring and I question why the pairing isn't more common. The smexing is smokin' yet tasteful, too. You must check out "Lost in Translation" if you're looking for a new pairing to love.

"Shower Stall Confessions" by TwistedInMasen
Edward & Jasper, AH, Friendship, Romance, MA/NC-17
Summary: I didn't notice that his head was turned, that he was watching me watch him.

Mmsimpy09: Slash is something new to me and I have to say, there is really something intriguing about Jasper and Edward paired together. That was what drove me to read this particular one shot and I thoroughly enjoyed what the author brought forth for us. It opens in the shower with a confused Edward admiring a very naked and wet Jasper. Edwards’s confusion and avoidance and portrayed wonderfully and it leaves you wanting more. The author manages to ensnare you in such few words and is well worth the read.

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