Welcome back to Fan Fic Friday! It’s nearly New Year’s Eve and, inspired by Tamie’s Top Ten lists, Annie and I have compiled our own fic list… the stories that owned us this year. This was soooooo hard - TWSS!
Annie’s top pick: We Come to Life Beneath the Stars by LillyBellis
As Bella Swan starts over with hopes of finding her future, Edward Cullen is hanging on desperately to his past. She’s treading water, and he’s a corporate golden boy. They share an office, but few words…until one night changes everything.
From Annie: This is my favorite fic of the year. Bella is trying to build a life on her own terms but this jerk she works with is not helping, even if he is a hottie. Why is he so strange and secretive? I love, love, love Lilybellis’s work. Her writing is beautiful and her stories never fail to touch you. This one has romance, humor, a little family drama and a sweet Edward (my favorite). Love.
It Happened One Night by Spanglemaker9 From Annie: When ‘just sex’ isn’t. This Edward reminds me of Tyler Hawkins a little. (He does not die.) I read this one four times at least.
The Cellar by iambeagle Boy meets Girl. Girl’s friend throws up on Boy’s shoes. A story about wannabe hipsters, awkward moments, and soul mates. (Debb: Twitter was abuzz with this one and I can’t wait to read it!)
Love in my Box by CosmoandMarvar Bella’s an intellectual free spirit and Edward is a reserved, slightly geeky med student. They have a brief, but intense encounter on Sp Brk in Miami. Can they find true love through emails? There will be lemons and laughs. Look who’s writing this!
This is a contender for top spot for me. Beyond hilarious but also sweet and oh so sexy. This is the Edward for me. Why can’t he be real? *sobs* Also, I like to pretend the Esme in this story (Edward’s wonderfully raunchy, frequently sloshed mother) was based on me. A wonderful bonus is the number of outtakes for Love in my Box! The story never has to end! *twirls* Be sure to check those out. This is a double Top Ten as it appears on both my and Annie’s list.
Lots more after the jump!
I loved watching Annie lose it over updates of Giofogach by ltlerthqak From Annie: Lovely. AH but Bella & others have their own kind of gifts. Note: Still waiting on the epi for this one.
I didn’t know anything was missing from my life until I met him at the carnival. Were my gypsy lifestyle and unbelievable gift too much for him to accept? And was there something bigger we should have been watching for?
My other contender for top spot is Stranger Than Fiction by MasenVixen I read this early in the year but it really stayed with me. I’ve mentioned before how much I love twists on the actual Twilight story and this is a doozy.
Six years after Edward left, Bella’s written a bestselling book about a girl and the vampire who loves her. Edward returns to her, hell-bent on recapturing the happily ever after that he destroyed. AU. Rated M for lemons.
Another great story that showed up on both lists… The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomdePlume
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.
Oh this Edward with his persistence and his lame, eyeroll-worthy jokes. And the persistence… *swoons* Hot and sweet and fun.
From Annie: In Your World by solostintwilight. A wonderful story of Bella finding where she belongs. Edward is way swoony. Almost makes me want to become Amish. Almost.
Bella is running from her life when it takes an unexpected detour, To Amish Country in rural Iowa where she finds sanctuary with a caring family. And meets a man who draws her into his world. Welcome to the world of Amishward.
I love this author, awesomesauce76. I loved her first fic, Blood and Lust (my first darkward fic, way back in the day), and adored her next, the all human Last Tango in Forks. Lemons and angst and.. more lemons. And more angst. So good.
Bella Swan has spent a lifetime putting everyone else’s needs before her own. Could a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger begin to change all of that?
And last, but most certainly not least, Annie and I both picked Raw and Rosy by tuesadymidnight. This was my first real foray into slash fic. The author insists on calling this ‘porn without plot’ but no… it’s not. The main characters, Jasper and Edward, are very well-defined and their journey is not only believable but very beautiful. The secondary characters are also well developed. Yes, Raw and Rosy is hot *pauses to fan self* but it also moved me to tears a number of times and had me laughing out loud at others. I love these crazy boys and am so grateful that tuesdaymidnight has been writing outtakes. This is one of those stories that I can’t help rereading. Love it.
WOW! It’s been quite a year. What’s on your top ten list? Thank you for reading our FanFic Friday posts and THANK YOU to the fic authors who so graciously share their words with us. Hope everyone has a fun New Year’s Eve… be safe.
Hugs and kisses from Annie and Debb!!