Friday, October 23, 2009

WW's Fic Rec Friday

Helloooo my loves! So, it's been awhile, yeah? Sorry. Real life and all. However, last weekend I finally had time (read: slacked off on writing and gave up all the updates I am behind on as lost causes) and started something new so I could put a rec together for you guys.


Emancipation Proclamation by Kharazzmatik
RATED: M for dark themes, sexual situations and language ::Twilighted Forum::

Summary: Edward grew up in a life of money, power, & respect. Isabella was born into slavery-has never known another way. Their worlds collide & neither will ever be the same again. Will he give her freedom? Can he bear to ever let her go? AU-H OOC *Set in 2005*

I feel kind of silly even doing this rec. I'm sure everyone in the world has already read this, and I am obviously super late to the party... but the thought of starting this fic was a little daunting, considering it already had 52 chapters. However, I'd heard good things about it, so I figured I'd give it a shot and see how long it took me. I ended up reading the entire fic in about four days, beginning each evening when my son went to bed at 9pm and staying up until 5am reading. Yeah. I guess you could say I'm... dedicated? Hahaha...

Isabella has never known anything but slavery; she is withdrawn and reserved, living in constant fear of punishment from her master, Charlie and his wife, Jane. Her life is, quite literally, hell... but it is the only life she has ever known. She harbors no fantasy of change or rescue - she simply survives... until she is sold to Carlisle Cullen, a known member of the mafia, and her entire world changes.

From the start, Carlisle does not treat her as she expects. He is almost warm and kind, treating her with more respect than she has ever known. He assures her that, while she is his slave and she should never forget her role, he wants her to have as normal of an existence as possible. He encourages her to get to know his family and become comfortable in his household.

Edward, Carlisle's youngest son, is... well, he's an ass. Let's just call it like it is. He fucks girls for the sport of it, disrespects pretty much everyone he comes across and thinks he's the shit. However successful he is in portraying that persona, it soon becomes clear that it is merely a facade, a coping mechanism he uses to hide the pain that lurks beneath the surface. He bears the guilt and pain of his mother's death, and pushes everyone away in the process.

He and Bella have an immediate connection, though they both fight against it, knowing the obstacles they face. Eventually - as usual - the pull becomes too much and they are no longer able to resist. She is the first girl for whom Edward has ever allowed himself to have deep feelings, and Bella has never been given the freedom - emotionally or physically - to be able to develop any kind of feelings for anyone else. Edward is sweet and patient with her - as patient as a hormonal 17 year old can be anyway... and let me just say, the sweet (and not so sweet) Italian mutterings make me straight up ::thud::

There is danger and intrigue - none of which I will give away in case you are the only other person in the world not reading this - but at the heart of it, there is a sweet love between two people who never thought they'd be capable of finding anything so right. While their pasts have been full of pain, and their road ahead is anything but smooth, they each have the ability to heal the other with their love... if only they can survive what lies ahead.

(That was about as rambly as my reviews. It's really hard to describe this fic as there is so much going on beneath the surface.)

Ink Street by AHelm
RATED: M for adult themes, sexual situations and language ::Twilighted Forum::

Summary: From the moment I saw those perfect lips, I wanted him. He would be mine. It was only a matter of time. Slash. OOC. JxE. A continuation from the Tattward & Inkella Contest.

Okay, I know not everyone is into slash... but I'm here to say you should be. Because well... damn. Two hotties getting physical? Yes and please.

Jasper sees Edward walking down the street after getting some ink done, and is immediately attracted. He knows nothing about him, he is just a stranger walking down the street - and yet Jasper's thoughts are consumed with him entirely... until he sees him at a cafe on campus. He approaches him, they get a drink... there's a kiss... and, I die.

Jasper is outwardly cocky and blunt, but there is a depth and a sweetness that lies just beneath the surface. He has a past that hints at hardship and pain, but has a strong relationship with his brother Garrett. Edward is reserved and kind of an ass, but you can tell there is a lot going on under the surface - as there always is with Edward.

As of now (or as far as I'm caught up - damn RL!) they are just on the cusp of getting together, and I know when they do they - and me, for sure - are going to go up in smoke. The UST between them is ridiculous and I just have this curious little feeling that as calm and cool as Edward seems - once he's getting down and dirty with Jasper, he's going to be anything but.

And I. Cannot. Wait.


That is all.


  1. Gah. Thanks for the wonderful rec, lovely. Pardon me as I blush. <3

  2. I love this story. Great rec ladies!

  3. EP is of course the best in progress ff out there. I am so glad to see you rec that!

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  5. I love EP! I can't get enough of it. In all the craziness the passion and love flows through till its pumping through your veins...did I mention I <3 EP?

  6. Thanks Lil T! I have heard sooo much about EP and its so talked about! I will spread the word on InkStreet as well! Great job!

  7. Love this story. I want "Emancipation Proclimation" Edward and "Master of the Universe" Edward to put me in a sandwich.

  8. I dont know the person who wrote this but me and all my friends love this story. Is there anyway you could publish it? Though if you do, don't change a thing.