Fan Fic Friday: Annie’s Beardwardo Adventures

Hey there y’all! Katiebird and Michelle are busy and have left me here to run amok things. Really, they should know better by now. Of course I have pounced on the opportunity to pretty up the place. I grabbed my bae (I’m down with the kids, yo), Debb, to help me. Yay!

 Welcome to the Wonderful World of Beardy Edward

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(Pretend that was sparkly too, ok?)

My love for Edward is pure and true. My love for beards is dirty and lusty. Perfect combo, right? Beards are just plain manly. Picture your beloved Edward with a nice, thick, soft beard, evidence of his masculinity.  UNF. Now imagine how that nice, thick, soft beard would feel on your skin. Now you get the idea. [Debb: LoofahEdward… *eyes glaze over*]

I have gathered for you, with the help of my twitter friends, several stories with beardy Edwards. I found that some of my favorites have been pulled. *Aro voice* This is a sadness. However there are still some sexy, manly beardy Edwards out there.

Lots more, and no razors allowed, after the jump!

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Tell Me Something Tuesday with Elena: What are the books that will always remain on your shelf?

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a a weekly discussion hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

This week’s topic: What are the books that will always remain on your shelf?

I have a loooooong list of favorite books, but there are some of them I know I’ll never part from. Here they are:

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Fan Fic Friday: ‘Legendary’, ‘Cake’ and Annie’s Contest Round-Up

  Happy Friday Fic Lovers!

This week, in a fit of “what do I want to read?” I reached way way back on my to-read list. Then I smacked myself upside the head because HOW IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND STOLI DID I MANAGE TO NOT READ THIS SOONER? It was perfect for my mood; sweet and saucy, swoony and mysterious, funny and eye-popping. It’s also written by the author of one of my favourite fics ever…I’m so glad I finally read…

All the goodies, after the jump!

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Now That’s a Good Idea: Twilight

I think it’s probably safe to say that the majority of you know that we’re Twilight lovers here on Bookish right?!? Well, Gina came up with a really great idea in preparation of the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn (part2), and I’m super excited about it, so I wanted to let you know about it in advance…

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Fiction Fandoms: From Twilight to Black Dagger Brotherhood

November 2008, I was attending college (as a mature student, lest you mistake me for a young thing) and one of the girls I met in my classes who WAS a young thing of 21, would not stop talking about some movie called Twilight. I had seen the trailer on TV, and a certain actor *cough Rob cough* had piqued my interest. Hearing the word “vampire” from the lips of the then-unknown-to-me Bella, and I knew I would be watching it. What I didn’t realize, was that it was based on a book until I saw Twilight on the shelf at the bookstore.

I brought it home and in true form, my sister nabbed it and read it before I could. She finished it in two or three days and promptly asked me upon finishing…”Where is the next one?” The next one what? There was a next one? News to me. When I went back to the bookstore, I couldn’t believe I had missed it the first time. The display, did indeed have all four books. I bought New Moon and Eclipse, leaving the hardcover of Breaking Dawn on the shelf until I had a chance to read the other books and decide whether I deemed it worth the $40 it was going to cost me.

I read them in less than a week. Right before Christmas. During exams at school. I was at home when I finished Eclipse and called my sister, telling her not to cross the threshold without Breaking Dawn in her hands on pain of death. I was only partially kidding. Not since reading Jane Austen’s works had I fallen that hard for book characters. I wanted more. I read them again. And again. I watched the movie a few dozen times. Still I wanted more. How could I get more? Through my new-found Robsession and love of Twilight, I came across a few blogs that fed my addiction. Namely, Robsessed  and our beloved RAoR (Random Acts of Rob). There I had some amazing discussions about Rob and Twilight, and I was introduced to Twilight fan fiction. A whole new way to feed my addiction to Edward. Eventually I was introduced to Twitter, but I didn’t really get the point of it. In fact, I didn’t really get on board with the Twitter thing until April of 2011, even though I had had the account for two years.

Why am I giving you a personal history of my Twilight addiction? I’m getting to that…as well as the BDB. So please, join me and my ramblings (which will lead to a point, I promise) after the jump.

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FanFic Friday: Free for All Friday with Annie and Debb

It has been a great Valentine’s week here at Bookish Temptations! If you missed, be sure to check out sweet messages from some of your favourite literary characters. Swoony, smexy goodness. 🙂

A Valentine from Blake to Livia

A Valentine from Gabriel to Julia

A Valentine from Dominic to Kerrigan

A Valentine from Gabriel to Jessie

A Valentine from Caleb to Lauren

Now, Annie and I thought about doing a Valentine’s post but to be honest we don’t particularly like the holiday (lol – if it ain’t Edward who cares, right? I kid. Kinda). And besides, too much sugar is bad for you. 😉 So, in the spirit of “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” we are having a Free For All Friday with a little of this, a little of that.

I recently read two very sad but incredibly well done one shots and have been dying to share them with you. First up, a very short one. I was actually stunned when I saw the word count after reading because I was rapt for what felt like hours. I was truly swept up in this not-an-easy-read story. Maybe it felt longer because I was holding my breath the whole time.  If you check this one out let me know. I’d love to discuss it in the comments.

Forever Mine by 107yearoldvirgin

The one shot that stemmed from two simple words: What if? Twilight – Rated: M – English – Suspense/Angst – Chapters: 1 – Words: 1,848 – Reviews: 36 – Published: 12-14-11 – Bella – Complete

Fans of 107yearoldvirgin’s stories will be happy to hear she has been reposting previously pulled fics!!! I’m especially excited to have Mannyward back on FFn. 🙂

Next up, another sad one. I love a tortured Edward and I love mentally shouting at a character while reading. This is beautifully descriptive and so poignant.

The Only Right Way Left by SleepmyBella

What if Edward never changed Bella? To him, it’s the only right way left. One-shot entry for the Black Balloon Contest. AU/in character. Rated M for lemon and mature subject matter.

*puts on my Renee voice* Okay… enough with the heavy. This next fic is just about one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read. I read it with sappy, happy tears in my eyes. I just loved it – and if you read the above fics you may need a little pick-me-up. Here it is.

Tiara by SydneyAlice

Edward had been unable to give his princess the wedding of her dreams the first time around. Can he convince her to marry him again? Valentine’s Day fluff. AH.

Two more one shot recs from Annie! First up…

I’ve had this next one on my list for a while. With Annie’s stamp of approval it’s being read TODAY!

Cherry Moon by Lola-pops

In 1962 I find truth in bad boys, loud cars and cheap bourbon. Originally written for the 2011 FGB Compilation.

From Annie: The secrets people had to keep back then are mind blowing. Angst alert. (and thank you to Nancy, aka Socalmom2four for the 1962 Edward and Bella pic! *smooch*)

Another one shot rec from Annie…

Bad Penny by elusivetwilight

In the sultry summer heat, Bella finds a dirty penny. Can she expect more in exchange from the person who finds her? One Shot written for the Fun With Your Clothes On Contest. AUAH E&B

From Annie: This one is pretty and wistful. The ending is wide open so you can imagine your own HEA.

The Age of Edward contest is now open for voting!! There are so many fantastic entries and banners. Remember, there are Young Adult and Literotica categories as well as a banner contest. A treasure trove, my friends. Be sure to check it out and vote, vote, vote. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by. We can’t wait to see what YOU have been reading. Have a lovely, fic-filled weekend. xoxo Annie and Debb

FANFIC Friday: ‘Off the Beaten Path’ and ‘Bronze’

Hi all! Welcome back. Today isn’t just Fan Fic Friday… it’s FREAKY FRIDAY! Annie and I have traded places today. In a complete turnaround, Annie has voluntarily and happily read a vamp fic! *throws the blood-red confetti*. I’m not quite as freaky as her; my choice is all-human and a historical fic. Erm… Okay, I’m not freaky at all. Annie is the super freak. So, I’m going to let her go first. 😉

Annie’s choice this week is…

Bronze by mothlights

Edward is a rebellious newborn lashing out at those who try to help him. At his wit’s end, Carlisle asks Isabella, the woman who was once his mentor, to take Edward in until his bloodlust cools. ExB Very AU – COMPLETE

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FANFIC Friday: Is it hot in here? We’re working up a sweat with Jockwards!

Happy Friday and welcome back. Today, Annie and I have two fics to share and a theme.


I don’t know why saying ‘Jockward’ makes me giggle so much but it does. Jockstrap, Jock itch… Jockward. Yeah, that’s probably it. Seriously, an athletic Edward is a hot Edward; strong and buff and sweaty and probably all cocky and you see where I’m going with this I’m sure. 😉 First though, I wanted to apologize for not having a proper rec for you today. I’ve had a couple of very rough weeks and haven’t had the time or energy for very much reading. I’m glad this sports-themed post was planned because I’m going to trust in Savage and rec her Soccerward story without reading it. Forgive me?

Offside by Savage7289

Edward’s the star keeper for the Forks High School soccer team, and is already being scouted by leagues overseas.  Bella’s just moved from Phoenix and interferes with his…focus.  Soccerward lives! Rated M for the good stuff, of course.

Savage never disappoints and this is a complete story. 125 (!) chaps and over 30k reviews. I am so looking forward to reading this.

Annie’s Jockward choice after the jump!

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FANFIC FRIDAY: ~ Quick and Dirty ~ Debb and Annie share their favourite one shots

Happy Friday and welcome back. This week, Annie and I are sharing a few of our favourite one shot stories. Sometimes you just feel like a quickie, right?

Seriously, I love reading one shots. I rarely fic dive for full length stories but love to troll my favourite authors’ profiles for outtakes or stand alone shorties. It’s also a good way to see if you like an unknown-to-you author’s writing style before committing to a multi-chap.

Perhaps you have committment issues? Can’t settle on an Edward to fit your mood? One shots are the amuse bouche of the fic world (not really but I’m leaving it). I’ll also own up to a short attention span; one shots give me a little Edward boost and then let me go on with my day.

So, without further ado, here are Annie’s three choices… after the jump of course!

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FANFIC FRIDAY: Am I Debbie Downer? Check the Rec. Have you read these two great stories?

Hello and welcome to Bookish Temptations’ very first FanFiction Friday. *throws confetti* I’m Debb, aka debb24601 or debb90210 or “Chauffeur Deb”…  and I’ll be your tour guide… whoops, wrong introduction. 😉 I’ve been reading fan fiction for almost three years and writing for about two. I don’t just love the wealth of great stories out there, I love the generosity of authors who share their work with us. I love the voracious passion of the readers of fan fiction. I love the spirit of the community; enouraging new writers, supporting new stories, the creating of art/visuals to go along with the tales – the organic nature of fan fiction. So, I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to talk fic here on Bookish Temptations. Each week, for your reading pleasure, I’ll shine the spotlight on a fic or two. I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my older, under-appreciated favourites as well as newer discoveries with you. This isn’t just about recs though; I can’t wait to get into writing styles and author profiles and what we find so appealing about fan fiction in general. I’ll also use FanFic Fridays to pimp writing contests, feature author interviews and host guest reviews – and I’d love to hear from you! One person can’t possibly make a dent in what’s out there so I’m counting on you guys to send in your finds too.

Alright, let’s get to it. I’ve chosen this as my first rec for a number of reasons. It’s a permanent top five favourite story of mine. I’ve printed it out and treat it like a real book. That’s how much I love it.

*Drum roll* Today’s Spotlighted Friday Fic is…

Goodnight, Noises Everywhere by Feisty Y. Beden

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