FanFic Friday: Save a horse; ride a Cowboyward!

Welcome back and happy Friday! Miss Annie has taken the bull by the horns…. *giggles* I mean, Annie’s herding us today… *bites fist* I’ll stop now and let Annie get on with it! 🙂

“Give me land, lots of land and the starry skies above. Don’t fence me in.”**

790dedfdda854087cb123bb4ab8cf6c3It all started with an impulse-buy, clearance cowboy romance novel at the grocery store checkout. Since then I have been on a quest for the perfect cowboy romance. When I say “cowboy” I don’t mean a salesman at the sports bar wearing a giant belt buckle and a Garth Brooks shirt (no offense Garth). No, sir. I mean a M-A-N who gets dirty and sweaty riding a horse, with rough hands and strong thighs. [Deb: *blacks out*] Oooh yeaaah, howdy pardner!

Today we’ll start with Michelle who has some mighty fine cowboys for us.

Ride ’em cowgirl, after the jump!

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FanFic Friday: What We’re Reading

Happy Friday! Today we have another installment of *announcer voice* What We’re Reading! *jazz hands*

Deb: Alright, alright, alright… (I’m still in Oscar mode, apologies). Down below, Katie talks about curling up and reading during this long cold winter. For me, my brain is frozen. I can’t seem to settle to anything (this also may be to do with Mr Rob Pattinson residing and working a quick car drive away; talk about brain scrambling). I keep picking books up and putting them down, feeling a little bit annoyed a little bit frustrated that very little is grabbing me and holding on. Exhibit A:

Lots more after the jump!

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FanFic Friday: Young Pilgrims, Malice and Hockeywards Galore

Happy Friday Fic lovers! Michelle and I have a few stories to share with you so let’s get right to it. I’m up first with a stunning short story.

Young Pilgrims by ineedyoursway

No banner but I pictured Edward a lil like this... *weeps*

No banner but I pictured Edward a lil like this… *weeps*

Author summary: Bella lives a life without passion. Passion is the only thing Edward has.

Young Pilgrims is an AH complete short story told in a poetic style from Bella’s POV. I found this older gem while fic diving; it was one of those cases of “I’ll just check out the first chapter” and then looking up hours later and feeling like you’ve seen a really good movie. I could not stop reading. I loved the style, the intensity, the quiet, sarcastic humour and the angsty mystery of figuring out who this Edward was.

Read lots more after the jump!

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FanFic Friday: Ahoy, Love and My Heart My Home

Happy Friday Fic Lovers! We’re sticking with Katie’s warm thoughts theme from last week because brrrr…baby, it’s still cold outside. Michelle and I had to cyber arm wrestle over the first rec (lol) and she won (she’s like, Emmett strong 😉 ) So Michelle is up first!

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FanFic Friday: Deb shines the author spotlight on…

Happy Friday! I’m so excited about today’s post.

When we decided to take turns doing author spotlights months ago I started thinking about who I wanted to feature. A name or two came to mind immediately (I may or may not have fangirl squee’d in previous posts about them) but then I went and looked at my Favourite Author list and remembered…way back when fan fic was fairly new (to me). When I was reading OOC Bella’s and Edward’s with my hand over my mouth. When I was gasping when Edward’s actually bit someone! I can remember where I was when they updated and leaving those first few gushing reviews (so embarrassing). I’m very happy to spotlight one of my favourite authors…

Big reveal…after the jump…

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FanFic Friday: What we’re reading

Happy Friday! Today, the whole FanFic Friday team is sharing what we’ve been reading—fic, books, newspapers… I kid, I kid, no one reads newspapers anymore. Annie and I used to do these types of posts in those first dark days of my fic break; we thought it would be fun to bring the feature back (cue Annie saying “the feature’s dead Angela”) and have the whole team tell you what they’ve been reading over the past few weeks [Annie: *swinging earbuds* I need your playlists]. These aren’t necessarily reccs but you will most likely find something new to check out! I’ll go first. 🙂

Read the rest, after the jump!

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FanFic Friday: 2013 Top Ten Lists!

Happy final Fan Fic Friday of 2013! It’s been an amazing twelve months and we are so excited to share our lists of the fics that made our year. Grab a drink, check it out, and then share your faves of the year in the comments below!

Deb: I took a long fic break this year so I’m going with a Top Five. No particular order. 🙂

35+ fics we loved in 2013… after the jump!

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