Friday, September 18, 2009

WW's Fic Rec Friday

Happy Friday, my lovelies! This week I bring you New Fics - the first of which is from our very our Sister and blogger extraordinaire, Tammy!

Awakening by bbwraven
RATED: M for language and adult themes

Summary: Rockstar Edward Cullen is going to Forks for much needed R&R with family and friends. He didn't expect to find old flame Bella Swan dealing with an abusive husband. Can he put his bruised ego aside to be there for Bella, risking his heart to her again?

This fic is only two chapters in and already has me hooked. I feel for both of the characters; Edward who is a famous musician, with his band comprised of Emmett, Rose and Alice. His hit song is his mantra, his plea, his prayer.

I'll forget your name
I will erase every memory I have of you.

He pines for Bella, the girl he had once but can never have again. The break in their relationship is still a mystery, but his longing for her is palpable.

Bella is trapped in an abusive marriage; her guilt and sense of obligation keep her tied to a man who can give her only pain. She hasn't seen or heard from Edward since she married and he signed his record deal four years before.

Until she goes to one of his shows in Seattle...

This is Sister Tammy's (haha, I feel like I'm calling her a nun - which is soooo off the mark *wink*) first fic and I am blown away by her writing and the way she already has me emotionally invested in her characters. I can't wait for the next chapters!

My Yes, My No by Lolashoes
RATED: M for mature themes. ::Twilighted Forum::

Summary: On the plane back from Volterra, Edward asks, "Have I hurt you too much?" One Bella says yes; one Bella says no. Parallel stories in alternating chapters explore how these two reactions can influence the reunion and rebuilding of trust after Edward left

Excuse me while I gush profusely over this fic. As the summary mentions, the storyline is a retelling of Bella's response to Edward's question of whether she can forgive him after they are reunited in Italy in New Moon. My Yes, My No explores Bella's two possible answers - her yes, and her no.

It is now three chapters in, and I am as conflicted as Bella at this point. In My No, my heart breaks for both of them - well, I'm a sucker for Edward, so it mostly breaks for him as I fist pump in soul-sister solidarity for a Bella who is able to admit that she is deeply hurt and unsure if she can ever trust Edward again. An articulate Bella who is cognizant of her own self-worth and strong enough to realize a) she does have a choice and b) she was wrong horribly by the one who claimed - and claims - to love her. Not going to lie, I ended that chapter with a twisty stomach and a heavy heart. And maybe some tears.

My Yes follows canon Bella's reactions with a few twists. Her willingness to bury her pain and indulge in Edward's presence is frustrating. Her uncertainty over whether he will leave her again, and her resolve to take what she can get while he is there is maddening. The way she validates herself and assuages her own pain with the physicality that Edward allows is sickeningly heartbreaking. As I told Lola, after that chapter I was ready to have My No back.

Lola has been pretty mum about the ultimate conclusion of the fic, only assuring us that she is an HEA girl. I have my own theories on the matter, but we'll see if they pan out.

It is an angsty journey, but raises so many points about the canon story that I've never thought of before. I found myself thinking "Yes! What about that?!" as I read and wishing the books had even a tenth of the depth Lola infuses into her characters.

Daedalus in Exile by EZRocksAngel
RATED: M for mature themes

Summary: After leaving Forks, Edward follows a path of weakness and isolation while eventually seeking redemption from the only person who can absolve him. Alternate Universe, B/E

One word: compelling.

I just started this today, but have not been able to stop thinking about it. It's a little bit of an amalgamation between Midnight Sun and New Moon, in my mind. When Edward leaves Forks after encountering Bella for the first time, he never comes back. He is so haunted by his blood lust that his only choice is to exile himself completely. The madness consumes him and he abandons his controlled lifestyle, preying on humans and giving into his baser vampiric instincts.

After five years he is able to rein himself in, adhering once again to the vegetarian way of life - until he encounters Bella in the woods. He is torn between giving into his crushing lust, to take and feed and consume, and his resolve to resist the madness within him. He stalks her through the forest, finally coming to a decision... when he realizes he is not the only one hunting her.

I will leave it at that as I don't want to spoil anything, but needless to say... dun dun duuuuunnnnnn!

I am incredibly intrigued - not only by the storyline itself, but the title. I know a bit about Greek mythology, and I've been mulling over the title since I first got the alert that Angel had a new story. Here's a basic rundown of the Daedalus' symbolism, any theories you want to share with the class?

Hope you guys check out these fics (if you're not already hooked like me).

Until next week...


  1. Um...I'm going to cry! LOL
    Thanks BB!!
    I'm completely and utterly honored.

  2. OMG Tammy! I'm so excited your writting!!!! I can't wait to read it!

  3. Tammy's story is AWESOME! Like you, I am completely hooked and can't wait to see how the story unfolds! Not knowing is driving me crazy! lol Tammy's writing is awesome and I love her attention to detail and emotion! UGH.. I need more already! Come on Tam.. HELP! lol

  4. We hav many talented writers in The Sisterhood! Congrats all! Thanks for bringing fantastic material for us to read!