Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Review: A Part of Me by Iyana Jenna

When Connor forgets to purchase plane tickets for himself and his boyfriend, Zach, for Christmas, he's beside himself. Zach is disappointed, but takes it in stride. However, Connor is determined to fix his mistake and get the two of them to their families. Unable to find a flight home, Connor and Zach decide to drive. Unfortunately, the weather is not good and the roads are very slippery....

This short story captivated me from the very beginning and I found myself immersed in the characters' lives. I felt like I could feel their feelings of disappointment, frustration, joy and immense pain. Since it's such a short story, I don't want to give too much away, but I would definitely recommend giving A Part of Me a try.

It would be nice to read more about Connor and Zach and how they make their new relationship work in the long run.


The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Buy A Part of Me here.

~ M

Monday, July 29, 2013

Falling Inside the Black by LadyEmjazz

Falling Inside the Black by LadyEmjazz

Jasper can't take it anymore. Feeling the sorrow and pain of so many is slowly driving him mad. His latest bout of intense pain is courtesy of Bella, and Jasper doesn't know how much more he can take. He's tired and worn out. Thankfully there is one person in the family who can usually get through to Jasper when he's in this state. Will Emmett be able to bring back the Jasper that he knows and loves?

Palpable and raw, this story easily makes you feel the torture Jasper is experiencing thanks to his "gift".

~ M

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Cock & La Poule by PolkaDotMama

The Cock & La Poule by PolkaDotMama

Edward and Jasper have a love that many long for. They have their ups and downs, but through it all, they love each other fiercely.

This is one of the first slash fanfic stories I read and it has stayed with me nearly three years later. I always try to make a point of recommending this story to those looking for a good Edward/Jasper pairing. Even though there is very little sex in this story, it is filled with such raw and palpable emotion that you won't miss it. I will warn you that you'll probably need a kleenex by the end, but don't let that deter you. This is truly an amazing story that every slash lover should read at least once.

~ M

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It Started with a Kiss by maryhell

It Started with a Kiss by maryhell

Nominated in the "best kiss" category in the annual movie awards, Edward and Bella are assured to win. Their vampire franchise, After Dusk, has swept the award for several years. Each year, when they win "best kiss" Bella always manages to avoid the kiss that everyone's waiting to see. Edward is starting to get annoyed, and to be frank, would rather kiss one of his male co-stars. After Bella bails, once again, Jacob, Carlisle and Jasper decide to give fans an acceptance kiss that no one, especially Edward, will forget!

Why couldn't this have happened in real life!!!! I would have definitely tuned in to see these kisses. Filled with UST, romance and
just overall goodness, I wish this story could go on forever, but alas, it couldn't. However, I'm very happy with how it turned out and I know you'll love it too! Give it a try!

~ M

Monday, July 22, 2013

My Brother by MisplacedObject

My Brother by MisplacedObject

Edward thinks fondly about his "brother" Jasper as they share a quiet moment together.

Very sweet with a calming tone, this fluffy AU short story is told from Edward's point of view as he thinks about and watches his partner, Jasper, as he rests. The way Edward describes his lover will melt your heart and give you the warm and fuzzies, so definitely give this story a try!

~ M

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Vacation!!!


I will be taking this week off because I'm on vacation!!! Hooray! I've been looking forward to this for months! I'll be soaking up the sun and having the time of my life! Don't worry, I'll be back next week with more fanfiction recommendations and book reviews. :D

See you soon! 

~ M

Friday, July 12, 2013

Take Advantage of the Situation by IzzyLilliana

Take Advantage of the Situation by IzzyLilliana

Edward is pissed when he discovers his ex-boyfriend (of only two days), Emmett, making out with his former friend, Jasper, in his own club. The longer he watches the two of them paw each other, the angrier he becomes. Unable to take it any longer, Edward confronts the two men. Little does he know that Jasper just doesn't want Emmett, but Edward as well.

HOT! HOT! HOT! You will definitely need a tall glass of water, a fan and maybe a new computer on stand-by when you read this story! This is an AU PWP story in all its wonderful glory, and I know you will love every moment of it! :D

~ M

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Smile by CollabLissieandBrookie

Smile by CollabLissieandBrookie

Emmett is an outcast. He hates school and can't wait until the day he can quit. When he comes across bullies taunted a skinny, blond boy, he comes to his rescue. Soon Emmett and Jasper grow closer and become friends. However, Jasper doesn't understand why Emmett would be his friend, let alone defend him from bullies. Even Emmett doesn't understand his need to protect Jasper, but all he knows is that he determined to continue being there for him and continuing their friendship.

Angsty and raw, this is one story you should check out. Your heart will break for both Emmett and Jasper, but it will also be warmed by the sweet friendship they are building. I can't wait to see what happens between these two friends as they grow older and have to overcome more and more obstacles.

~ M 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Book Review: The Firecracker and the Rocket by Jackie Nacht

In the seventh book in the Holiday Jobs that Don't Suck series, we find Casey, who has been harboring a crush on Vin, a freshman football player. However, he's somewhat heartbroken and very annoyed by the fact that Vin continuously comes into the restaurant, where Casey's a waiter, with a different person on his arm. Little does Casey know that Vin has been keeping an eye on him as well.

Delightful and sweet, the latest book in this series does not disappoint. Jackie Nacht always manages to mix the right amount of angst and sweet fluff in these novellas. The MCs are very likable and I found myself rooting for their HEA. It was nice to see quick glimpses of couples from the previous books, and I look forward to more stories in this lovely series.


Buy The Firecracker and the Rocket  here and here.

~ M

Monday, July 8, 2013

Outed by Scarlet Grey-Cross

Outed by Scarlet Grey-Cross

When Emmett's best friend, Jasper, sets him up with someone he thinks will be a perfect match, Emmett is not at all disappointed in what he sees when he arrives at the party. Extremely handsome, and with a great personality to boot, Edward immediately catches Emmett's fancy. At the end of a fun-filled night of drinking, dancing and karaoke, the two men share a smoldering kiss and head in separate directions. The following morning, Emmett is anxious to contact Edward and sends off some rather...suggestive texts. The only problem is that the texts never make it to Edward, but Emmett's mother instead!

This is an adorable story that is sure to bring a smile to your face. It's sweet and fluffy with some hilariously cringe-worthy texts that will make you experience second-hand embarrassment for poor Emmett. Definitely give this story a try!

~ M

Friday, July 5, 2013

It Happened at the Drive-In by SqueakyZorro

It Happened at the Drive-In by SqueakyZorro

When Edward arrives home one day appalled that people in town believe he and Carlisle are in a relationship with one another, Carlisle reminds him of their strong connection and the fact that Edward's feelings for his sire may be more than friendly.

This is a really sweet story, mostly told in flashbacks, about Edward and Carlisle's relationship from the time Edward arrived at the hospital sick with Spanish Influenza to the present.

~ M

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Love Denied, Passion Found by Twilightobsessed09

Love Denied, Passion Found by Twilightobsessed09

Edward has just spent the last seven years of his life in a prison cell. Convicted of manslaughter for killing his biological father, he wonders how he'll make it on the outside. His grandfather is making it increasingly hard to see his mother, sister and the only father he's ever known, and he doesn't know how he'll survive without his support system. When he's picked up outside of the prison by his parole officer, Jasper Whitlock, his head (both of them) and heart are immediately interested. However, Jasper is off limits, but that doesn't stop Edward from dreaming.

This one-shot is one of those stories that immediately sucks you in. Twilightobsessed09 described the characters and situations so vividly that I felt like I actually part of the story. Jasper is the ultimate sex-on-two-legs character. His sexy accent, I-don't-give-give-a-fuck attitude and ever-present smirk would make anyone swoon, so it's understandable that Edward
would fall for him so easily.

Definitely check out this angsty and very hot story! You won't be disappointed!

~ M

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

An Angelic Meeting by Vicktor Alexander

Beautiful story about an angel who finds his soulmate in a less-than-perfect human on earth. I loved this short story that was wonderfully written. I especially liked the fact that God was such an understanding, non-judgmental God who only wanted happiness for his creation...much how I always imagined He would be, and contrary to how extremists describe Him. My only complaint is that I wish there was more. It kind of ended abruptly, but the author created a world and characters that could easily have their own series of books (*fingers crossed*). Highly recommended!
Update: Vicktor Alexander has revealed that he will be writing a series based upon the characters he created in this short story. I'm so excited!!!!

Download a free copy of An Angelic Meeting here.
~ M

Monday, July 1, 2013

Crossing Lines by JasperLuver48

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Crossing Lines by JasperLuver48

When Jasper rescued the "new boy" from being beaten by bullies, he never thought that initial meeting would affect his life in so many ways. After becoming fast friends, Jasper and Edward remained attached at the hip during their adolescence, each experiencing new an exciting things together and crossing the lines of friendship, love, pain and forgiveness.

I would highly recommend reading this wonderful story that chronicles the lives of two men as they navigate life with and without each other. I couldn't help but fall in love with MCs and root for their happiness. Angsty, sweet and just plain good, Crossing Lines is easily one of my fanfiction favorites.

~ M