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Crash & Burn by TwiStar_Junkie Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 40]
Summary:

 

After suffering through the death of a loved one, Bella Swan packs up her things and moves back to Forks, needing a change of scenery. A few weeks after settling in, she reconnects with Alice and Emmett Cullen. Life really starts to look up, but something is still missing. More like someone, and Bella just can’t let it go.

 

Edward Cullen has become the black sheep of his family. Living a life plagued by drug addiction and violence, he is now a walking shell of the highly educated and accomplished man he was three years before. His own family has turned against him and would rather have nothing to do with him. With no one to turn to, no one to care whether he lives to see another day, Edward is utterly alone.

 

Until Bella Swan turns up at his doorstep.

 

Will she be able to break down the walls he’s built around himself? After being burned by everyone he’s ever trusted, will he allow Bella in or keep her at arms length?

 

And more importantly, can Bella restore hope and love in the life of a man who’s completely given up?

WARNING: Contains drug addiction, violence, and LEMONS!

 

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Completed: No Word count: 11940
[Report This] Published: January 17, 2012 Updated: March 09, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 09, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

I like Bella & I want to see her re connect with Edward

 
Summary:

 

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On the eve before the fight with the newborns and Victoria, Edward and Bella finally sit down and discuss her reluctance to marry him and how her friendship with Jacob is harming their relationship. An Eclipse "should-have-been" and beyond. E&B, AU, Canon Pairings


Categories: Eclipse, AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Completed: No Word count: 21035
[Report This] Published: January 21, 2012 Updated: July 27, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 12, 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Very nice.  I'm glad to see Bella recognizing things.

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: August 08, 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Great chapter.  Very entertaining, until the end, when it just got tense

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: July 12, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3

Thanks.  Interesting teaser.  I think asking to drive the Vanquish could be the ultimate test of Edward's love :)



Author's Response:

Ultimate test of his love, hmmm?  LOL  Yes, probably so.  No doubt it will be funny, because as Edward keeps saying, he may be a vampire, but he's still a man.

 

Shay

 
Summary:

I did NOT make the banner! A friend of mine did on MNI, and I'm sooo grateful :)

 

It's been 18 years since Breaking Dawn, and Renesmee has finally reached the furthest point in her growth. When her relationship with her best friend Jacob Black blossoms, she begins to experience the sacrifices of being a grown up...not all of which she was prepared for.

I did NOT make the banner. A friend of mine did on MNI, and I'm sooo grateful! :)


Categories: Post-Breaking Dawn Characters: None
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Completed: No Word count: 54183
[Report This] Published: January 24, 2012 Updated: August 07, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 11, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Unexpected

I wonder if Jacob will begin to understand how Edward felt about his & Bella' friendship

 
Summary:

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Jasper, in an effort to encourage a frustrated Renesmee, tells her how Alice helped him when he was struggling with the animal diet by taking on a dinner date to the zoo.

Note: Original characters, Scott and Diane Cullen, were introduced to the fandom in my first fan fic, No Way Back.


Categories: Post-Breaking Dawn Characters: Alice, Jasper, Other Character, Renesmee
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 3876
[Report This] Published: January 26, 2012 Updated: January 27, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: January 27, 2012 Title: Chapter 1: A Date at the Zoo

That was fun



Author's Response:

Glad you liked it. I had not written fluff before, it's not really my thing.

Thanks for the R & R.

~MA

 
Summary:

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn is the continuing story of Jacob and Bella. It picks up where Journey to a New Day ends: The Cullens have left Forks, there is a "treaty" between the Wolves and the Volturi, and Bella has chosen Jacob above all others. It would seem life should be perfect, but it isn't.

What has happened to threaten Jacob and Bella's happiness? Is this a concern only for Jacob and Bella, or is there a bigger conspiracy behind it all?

Warning: This story contains: controversial, mature and sensitive subject matter, violence, coarse language, possible character death(s) and sexual content

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Disclaimer:
The following is based on the characters, settings, and events from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. All recognizable and/or trademarked elements, including, but not limited to, characters, settings, events, plot points, etcetera, are the property of their respective owners. No copyright infringement is intended. The author of this specific story (known by the pen name, light4dawn) is not associated with Stephenie Meyer, or any affiliates involved with the Twilight series. This work is intended for entertainment purposes only, and no profit is knowingly generated as a result of it. Only aspects entirely unique and original to this story are owned by this story's author.


Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Jacob
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: Yes Word count: 69744
[Report This] Published: January 28, 2012 Updated: May 05, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 19, 2012 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 12 - Exposed

wow.  I hope the Cullens survive.  Is this the thing that had to happen before Leah met her imprint/



Author's Response:

The thing that had to happen before Leah's imprint could imprint on her is likely her stopping phasing long enough that her plumbing goes back to normal and since it's my story you can take that as fact!:)

You'll see what will happen to the Cullens in the coming chapters. This tangent won't last long. The story is getting close to the end.

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 3 - The Theft

Wow!  Why did the vampires steal the fetus?



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Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 14, 2012 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 11 - Wolves Can Have It Too!

Josh makes sense, since Renesme wasn't born, he can't see Jake's imprint.  Glad Josh made it.  Will he & Leah imprint on each other?



Author's Response:

No, he and Leah will not imprint on each other. I'm a pretty liberal person, but the kid is sixteen and Leah is about twenty five or so. Something about that is just not right. I do have other plans for Leah to be revealed in the next chapter during a light moment the pack has (because I think we all deserve a light moment).

Thanks for the review!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: May 03, 2012 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 16 - Acceptance

I think you are going against canon with the broken imprint.  In Eclipse (I think) jae tells Bella that the wolf is whatever the imprint needs him to be.  I would think that a woman who discovers she can't bear anymore children would need a loving, supportive, husband.

 

Given your premise, does it imply that the wolves Josh didn't see an imprint for are sterile?



Author's Response:

Thanks for the review and your questions! I did actually sit and think about how to fit in a theory with what was known from canon (by canon, I only include that which was written in the published novels. I do not incorporate information that came AFTER publication of the novel(s) in question because in my opinion doing so is back tracking, cheating, and making up crap to cover mistakes rather than fessing up to them).

Everything all the characters knew about imprints and imprinting in canon was based on oral histories passed down through generations. They were assumptions, not scientific facts. Jacob saw into Sam, Jared, and Quil's miinds and learned how each of them viewed their imprints at that time. As you may recall, the actual reason for imprinting (in canon) and having imprints was unknown. Sam had one theory, and Billy had another, but both theories centered around passing on the wolf gene to their progeny.

Nothing about imprinting was engraved in stone and there was proof that the oral histories--and what little was passed to Old Quil and others from generations past--omitted information, had incomplete information, or carried incorrect information. An examples of this is Leah phasing--there was nothing in either the histories or legends about femaie wolves exisiting. Either the histories were incomplete, inaccurate, or new things developed in wolves that had not been experienced before, which would mean, more new things could develop. You know, like evolution.

Furthermore, in canon, it was believed that imprinting was extremely rare, yet at the end of the saga, of the ten wolves, half had imprinted, and that's just after a few months of being a wolf and pretty much never leaving their county! Who knows what the numbers would have been a year from then!

As for Josh not seeing imprints because they were sterile? I think not. He still saw Emily tied to Sam, but the bond had changed. That's what he noted when he called Sam at work that day.

Thanks for your input and I hope I've answered your questions. I can certainly understand your reasons for this (my interpretation, and the outcome of my story) to not be true, but I have always see imprinting as a way of stripping away free will and turning the wolf in question into a slave. It's no different than living in a drug induced haze, thinking that's happiness. IMO, of course!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 15, 2012 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2 - Harsh Realities

Hmm, I wonder if it is a familiar set of leeches?



Author's Response:

Hmmm, I wonder too. Well, not really :)

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 07, 2012 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1 - Happy Birthday Bella

Wow.  I forget in the previous story, did Jake imprint on Bella?  If not, it's going to be an interesting conversation with Bella



Author's Response:

Ah, the question with the not so short answer. At the end of the previous story (ch. 15) I did not "spell" it all out, but the information was there. It was the night that Nessie was conceived in canon (and I don't like to ignore canon if I can help it). He gets taken over by some weird "wolfie" thing just as Bella is getting hot and heavy with Edward. Edde and Bella don't do the deed, the one and only egg that can ever become Nessie (and thus Jacob's one and only possible imprint) is never fertilized by Eddie, thus Nessie can never exist and Jake can never imprint. 

The problem is, the reader knows this (if they figured it out, or they asked me) but the characters do not. I hope it sounds interesting for you because that was my intent!

Oh yeah, that egg turned into Trevor.

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 26, 2012 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 14 - Fate Intrudes Again

I knew it!!



Author's Response:

Yes, you did! :)

Thanks for the review!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 13 - Eerie Familiarity

Did Seth just stop Jake & Bella from miraculasly conceiving his imprint?



Author's Response:

Seth just stopped Jake & Bella from having sex for now, but the night is young

:)

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 20, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 7 - Imprisoned

Pretty heavy stuff.  I hope they can spring the boy



Author's Response:

Spring the boy, not spring the boy, as usual, you'll have to wait to find out BUT the more exciting news is the "boy" is my first original character (I think)! And yeah, heavy stuff. The snowball's forming and it's going to start rolling soon! :)

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 08, 2012 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 5 - Answers, Discoveries, Questions

What is Edward up to?



Author's Response:

You'll find out.. :)

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 30, 2012 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 15 - On a Need to Know Basis

Very weird about the wolf being torn about his imprint being created.



Author's Response:

Yeah, it's weird, but so's the whole concept of imprinting... only thing is we've gotten used to imprinting. Hey, I figure, if you're happy, why would you want to change anything?

 

Thanks for the review, more to come soon!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 04, 2012 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 9 - Tour of Tuscan Tunnels

Very interesting. I hope they get to Jane in time



Author's Response:

Well, all I have to say is that Jane was really never one of my favourite characters ;)

thanks for reading and reviewing!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 27, 2012 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 8 - Opening the Door

Very interesting.  I wish things would look up for Edward though.



Author's Response:

Oh hon, I got to tell you, if you're looking for a HEA for Edward, you've come knocking on the wrong door. I don't hate the guy, but it's hard for me to imagine Bella keeping her distance from him if everything were wonderful, in the same way I don't believe she would have ever stayed away from Jake if the Jake/Nessie imprint hadn't happened in canon. That girl has no self control! But yeah, I'll give you this... Edward won't die in this one, promise.

 
Summary:

Celebrity, Deconstructed BannerEdward Masen and Bella Swan, high school sweethearts who married young, have their lives turned upside down when Edward is “discovered”. Celebrity, tragedy, alcohol and excess dissolve what seems to be indestructible… or does it? Can love rise above fame and indulgence? Or does Hollywood truly alter what is good in a man?

 

 

 

Romance, angst, humor, lemons.

 

 

 

NC-17 for language, lemons, rape, and various abuses.

 

 

 

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Completed: No Word count: 54486
[Report This] Published: January 29, 2012 Updated: May 22, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: May 22, 2012 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

Wow!  Poor Bella.  I'm glad Edward got there as fast as he could.  I just wish it was faster. 



Author's Response:

Soooo much is going on! Bella's definitely got some bad things happening on her side of the world while Edward is away. I wish he would've gotten there sooner, too. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: April 01, 2012 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

This is going to be so hard for Bella.  Poor Edward.  He's trying to do the right thing, but it's going to hurt them so much



Author's Response: They both have so much ahead of them, and all in the name of best intentions. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 25, 2012 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Uh Oh.  James in a twilight story is never good news



Author's Response: LOL! Just you wait, dearest. Thank you for reading and reviewing!

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 10, 2012 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Very interesting.  The sitcom seems like a godsend, but what will it do to their relationship?



Author's Response: I'm glad you're intrigued! Things are moving quickly for Edward and his career, and we'll definitely see how that works into his and Bella's relationship. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

 
Cutlass by tkegl Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 127]
Summary:

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Isabella Swan is certain notorious pirate, Edward Cullen, murdered her father and stole his prized cutlass. Out for revenge, she sneaks onto his ship, but Captain Cullen claims she has the wrong man. A tale of the search for truth…and treasure of course.

 

Blinkie by Ange d'laube


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 26 Completed: No Word count: 116739
[Report This] Published: January 31, 2012 Updated: August 24, 2012


Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: February 26, 2012 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Escape

Curiouser & curiouser.  Please let Bella give Newton a good kick where it hurts should he try anything

 
Reviewer: Gelsamina Signed
Date: March 25, 2012 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8: A Clash of Wills

I sort of knew Charlie was a pirate, from the way Edward scoffed earlier on when Bella mentioned his commission.

 

What did Bella think was going to happen when he saw how she "mended" his clothes?

 




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