When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she’s addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and the authorities don’t care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way out.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
So, here we are, another Friday upon us. The stories I want to share with you this week could not be more different from each other, but some how I loved them both equally. It is one of things I love most about Twilight fan fiction; there are so many choices out there. Alternate Universe, All Human, sexy, romantic, fluffy, funny, or angsty.
Which brings me to my first story, Between the Covers by CosmoSydney.
This is a collaboration actually. Cosmogirl7481 and SydneyAlice. Our Annie here recd. this back in August, so that would explain how I found out about it. See her review here.
If you are looking for a light romantic read, this is the one for you. I loved it, because Edward and Bella meet in a library, and I have a “thing” for libraries/book stores. Something about them just gets me warm. *giggle* I blame GG’s Weight of Words and Tyler Hawkins for this. Just saying…
Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.
This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…
Hey there, It’s me, Annie, all by my little self here. Today, I’ve got two great WIPs for you. I know, I know, many of you are ‘complete’ only. I understand, believe me. If you stay ’til the end I’ll have something for you too, deal?
Departures by TheFicChick
“Every day for the rest of my life, I will wonder how kissing a virtual stranger goodbye could have felt like a hello.”
For him, life is all music and no play…
When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…
She’s the one to call the tune…
When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…
Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory… and sin…
Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fortner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.
Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.
I am hoping by now, everyone who is reading this, has seen the final movie in the Twilight saga. Breaking Dawn Part 2. (Rob’s right. I don’t like that word either. Saga. It does sound like an old person. LOL) I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen it though, so if you need to, skip down past the first image, and start there. I won’t blame you, if you want to stare at the image for moment though. *giggle* I loved the close ups of Bella kissing all over Edward’s neck and face. Yum. I am so digressing here.
If I ever get to meet Bill Condon, the director, I would hug him and thank him for such an amazing final movie. It’s obvious that he loved the books and the whole series as much as we fans do. Anyone else fall out of their seats in shock, and feel like their hearts were going to end up in their laps at the shocking twist near the end? I actually felt numb, and zoned out for a minute or two. I personally think that it made the movie better. What about the end credits? Sob fest, right? I think I cried more at my third viewing. It finally hit me that this is it. There will be no more movies to wait for and talk about. *heavy sigh* I am glad for the actors and the author that everything ended on a high note for them. They deserve much success in their futures.
As Bella said, “I’ll never get enough of this.” I completely agree!
At any rate, the movie made me want to dive head first into my TBR list of AU stories. So I thought I would share with you what I am reading right now, and some new favorites as well.
Since most people are probably at a theater right now, watching Breaking Dawn 2, (including myself) this will not be a big and important post. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t read anything that I want to share with you though.