Saturday, June 11, 2011

What I'm Reading

Hello all. I hope everyone is well and happily reading. :) I really do need to update this blog more as I've been reading a lot. Today I'm going to see if I can start to catch up.
All of these stories can be found on The Writer's Coffee Shop Library. I read most of my stories there or on fanfiction.net. If you have read any of these stories, please leave your comments and opinions of them. And if you have reading suggestions, leave those too! I'm always looking for more good fics to read.

The Arrangement by ATaletobeTold
Rating: NC-17
Summary:
The arrangement made between kings to keep their countries at peace. The prince refuses, but can the princess change his mind and make him see the err of his ways or will the arrangement be null and void?
http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=4188&ageconsent=ok&warning=3

I can't remember what drew me to this fic originally as I've been reading it for a while now, although it isn't what I expected.
The story starts out leaving the reader hanging and then flashes back to lead the read back to that point. It isn't my favorite way to start out a story, in fact, in most cases it turns me off enough to stop reading. This story, however, once it flashed back, jumped back into moving the plot forward fairly rapidly so it was not a huge issue.

This is a cute story, although I wouldn't say it is one of my favorites. It doesn't dive deep enough into the characters emotions for my taste, however, it is a light fun read and I will most likely see it through till the end. There are currently 10 chapters posted on TWCS. I give this story 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Wild by PeppahLouie
Rating: NC-17
Summary:
Recently widowed Bella moves to Seattle to start a new life. Reconnecting with her friend, Bella meets Alice's brother, Chef Edward Cullen. Celibate by choice for 2 years, what happens when Edward finds himself undeniably attracted to a sexy new Bella?

http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=4392

This story has recently received five Sunflower awards, and they are well deserved. The author has done an amazing job with story development. She has created complex characters and added little details that make the difference.

Edward is a well known chef and boy does Bella throw him for a loop when she enters his life, thanks to his sister Alice. I'm not sure if this author is a chef herself or just has a knack for finding recipes that she fits into the story which make your mouth water. I have to make sure I'm not hungry when I start reading a new chapter. ;)

There are 33 chapters currently posted on this story, and I feel it will be coming to an end in the not too distant future. The build up has been great with some aggressive swingers, troubled pasts, and a little mystery to solve. I highly recommend it, and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

slave to My Heart by luvrofink
Rating: NC-17
Summary:
Edward is an experienced slave that serves his Mistress in 24/7 submission. Just as their feelings for each other change, tragedy strikes. With healing comes love and all the kinky deeds in between. AH/OOC Slash
http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=4381

I am not typically a reader of slash and it took several times seeing this one updated before I decided to give it a try. Once I did, I have to say that the slash, while there, is more of a background element to the story. The main one revolves around the relationship Edward has with his Mistress.

This Edward is very different from the one we are used to in cannon. He is a sweet soul who is utterly devoted to his Mistress in every way.

I do not read M/s often, but this story is one that is more of love and devotion than it is of hard core BDSM. I give this story 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Sugar Daddy Needed by Jess2002
Rating: NC-17
Summary:
Renee is cutting Bella off. Bella needs money and Edward has a lot of it, but Bella gets more than she expected. Can she handle it or will it be too much? lots of fluff and lemons consensual spankings.
http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=3886

I was on the Twilighted forum one night and found a thread talking about older Edward with younger Bella, and this was one of the stories listed.

It is hard to describe my feelings about this story because I am still not completely sure. lol. Since I started reading this, I've read a few other older Edward/younger Bella stories, and I can say that this is quite different from the others I've come across. Whether that is a good or a bad thing, I shall leave up to the individual reader.

One of the things that I like about this story is the complexity of Edward and their outside relationships. I have to say that I hated Carlisle at the beginning, and I'm still not sure about him.

As the summary says, there are consensual spankings and it is a D/s relationship. Edward has a fetish where he likes for Bella to call him daddy, and it happens often, especially in the bedroom. If you have a problem with this, then I suggest you do not read it.

There are currently 30 chapters posted to this story. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

In the Skin by ooza
Rating: NC-17
Summary:
"I love my girlfriend more than anything. She's kind, confident, and beautiful. She's also a stripper, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that." Edward is shy and inexperienced. Bella is an exotic dancer. What happens when they meet at a gentlemen's club? Based on the one-shot A Night of Firsts.
http://www.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/library/viewstory.php?sid=4450&ageconsent=ok&warning=3

The summary of this story is a little misleading, at least it was to me. I expected to jump into a story where Edward and Bella were already in a relationship and dealing with the issues of him dating a stripper; that was not the case. Instead, we start the story on the night of Jasper's bachelor party. The boys go to strip club where we meet Bella who Emmett and Jasper pay to give a virgin Edward a lap dance.

Things pick up from there with an instant connection between the two. The story explores the start of their relationship (at least that is where we are so far in the story).

There are only 4 chapters posted thus far, but I am anxiously awaiting the next one. I give what is posted of this story 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.




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