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Twilight Rec List

So, I finally got around to it... I made a Twilight rec list. Making this took a longass time.

About Me and This Rec List
:
This is not about "the best writing" or the best of anything for that matter. Quite narcistically, this list is about me--what catches my  absurd fancy. Therefore, no one should be insulted if they're not on here, because I am weird.

My warning: Language, violence, and sexual content don't even register on my radar if the writing of a story has me in its grasp. In fact, I probably like it more. There ya go.
 
Also, besides humor and slash, and the works of my friends, I am not reading in the Twilight fandom with any amount of my initial fervor. (Edward and Bella romance is mostly boring to me. Mostly.) If you want more of the generic Edward/Bella angst/romance, I recommend a blog I happen to be an admin for, The Lazy Yet Discerning Ficster. Tagged recs are here.



 

Categories:

Humor/CrackVamp AUsSlashGeneral & Other
Long/Mid-stories. 
 
Long/Mid-stories.
Shorts. 
 
Dark Human StuffOther & Side Pairings
 
 

Humor/Crack

Vamp.
What I write in this category: Psychotic Superpowered Vampirism.
 
New Beginning
 by Don't Eat my cookie - WIP.
Bella uses Edward's laptop to start a journal.
So, apparently this work of genius is going to be updated again - which makes tears of happiness flow down my cheeks. I just - gah - love this fic. Alice and the DUCK!

Cullenary Education Forks Sex Ed
 by Marcy/MarcyJ - Complete (sorta).
Set at the End of Bella's Junior Year. Hilarity ensues when the Forks Gang is forced to endure Sex Education class with Coach Clapp. Chapter 1 is Jasper POV, and each subsequent chapter is from the perspective of a different character.
Mike Newton and the banana. Carlisle giving the sex ed talk. Jasper sharing his emotions. Woot! What makes this so successful is how Marcy interweaves the Cullen's individual powers into the story for divine comedy.
 
Endless Daylight by Princess Bertha - Complete.
A few years after Breaking Dawn, Leah has to start dealing with her emotions. As she gets closer to Jacob, and befriends Rosalie and Alice, can she start accepting her changing life and relationships? Blackwater!
Leah Clearwater gets her groove back in four inch purple heels. I've actually written a formal rec of this (here).
 
Could there be hidden depths to some of the less well-developed characters? A comedy adventure staring Emmett, Jasper, Jacob, Nessie, Leah and Esme. Finished at last!
So, PB is one of my favorite authors, and she does not dissappoint with this roll of comedic brilliance. Emmett is lovable and funny, and though the omniscient narrator voice bothered me a bit in the beginning, it won my over completely with the great lines later on.

Notes by Llama Mama 23 - Complete.
Edward and Bella are caught passing notes in class. The teacher has the note read to the class. A series of embarassing events ensues, including Edward in a trunk, Bella in a gas mask, Carlisle as Tarzan, and Emmett with blue hair.
(Stupidly brilliant) - actually, anything by her. It's T, too. Llama Mama is a comic genius. Her ability to write physical humor is unparalleled.
 
Oops? by l'heure bleue - Series.
—3: Rock Hard— ” Rock HARD ON... get it?” It was on a normal day that I almost died for the second time. Or ... as normal a day as humanly – haha! Humanly ... – possible at the Cullen house.
This short series just put me in immediate guffaws. It's sweet, fluffy LMAO.

All-Human
What I write in this category: Nymph
 
Earthquake! by Thallium81/Jennyfly - Complete.
When a virgin is kidnapped in the jungles of Isle Esme, a daring anthropologist rushes in to the rescue. But will they be able to escape the island before falling victim to the predators, natives, and pirates? AH EdwardxBella.
Action! Adventure! Humor! Cougar-fun--with a panther. Hehehe. Read this. It will brighten your day.
 
Resident Geek by cdunbar - WIP.
Geeky Edward thinks he has absolutely no shot with the popular, beautiful Bella. Is he right, or will she be one of the many girls who thinks geeks make for better lovers? M for language, sexuality, and some underage drinking. A little OOC...ok, a lot OOC.
I have a total nerd fetish, and this is just so fracking sweet and adorable and funny, and the UST is gooood.

How My Life Was Ruined in 14 Days by moon.witche - WIP.
Bella has a plan. It’s a detailed plan for her whole life. But in her quest for perfection, she has skipped certain high school experiences. With graduation fast approaching, Bella concocts a new plan – a plan to lose her virginity. BxE
Bella's characterization is just amazing and funny and awkward to the point of being disturbingly wonderful.
 
Edward the Sugarqueen by Nina Windia - WIP.
Edward is a sugar addicted seventeen-year old who thinks he is a vampire. He is in love with Charlie Swan, who drives in the town's supply of sugar every week. But when Bella arrives, she decides to destroy their relationship and take Edward for her own.
Crack fic at it's finest.
 
Cullen's Island by Jandco - Complete.
exactly what you think it is. pretty much gilligan's island with the twilight crew. All Human. AU. OOC. M for the sexin'.
The condom wars alone are reason to read this fic.
 
Ladders by Marve - Complete.
College, AU AH.  Edward is a jerk.  Bella falls in love with him despite her better insincts.  Lots of angst.  And doin' it.  Whoo hoo!
This fic defined the original Doucheward. She writes the best anti-hero ever. (He names Bella's boobs: "mine" and "also mine.")
 
Midnight Desire by Twilightzoner - Complete.
An All Human parody of Midnight Sun. AH, AU and consequently OOC. No blood lust - just uncontrollable human lust. Smut filled fun . . .
The Monster - nothing more need be said, but I will carry on and say that this little satire on Twilight is just conceptually brilliant and wonderfully executed. Cheers to TZ!
 
Edward Wallbanger by Feathersmmmm - WIP.
Bella moves into a fantastic apartment building in San Francisco. Guess who lives next door? With walls this thin, the tension is gonna be thick...
I love Feathers, and um, this fic is worth reading for Clive (the cat) alone. 
 

One-Shots

What I write in this category: Three Times Edward Told Bella, and the One Time She Believed
 
In the Name of Science by crackbabby (AKA americnxidiot)
Mike Newton asks: “How do I even find a man to… get me pregnant?”  There's a game show...
So, like any good crack fic, this one takes a lot of what we dislike about fanfickery and turns it on its head. Nothing is romanticized; all is satirized. You will LMAO.
 
Inconceivable by gallantcorkscrews
Crack! Slash! Mpreg! Edward and Jasper bond over morning sickness. Emmett and Carlisle as frazzled babydaddies. EsmeRoseAlice are sisters, not lovers. No Bella.
The devil is in the hilarious details on this one. Like the Volturi come up with a potion to impregnate male vampires... the premise is surreal and horrible and madly genius-like. READ IT.
 
Emmett decides to attempt to turn peaches into vampires. WARNING: Extremely pointless and stupid!
Something so stupid shouldn't be so funny. Don't drink anything while reading.
 
The Price is Right by Princess Bertha
The Cullens lose all their money in an economic downturn and Edward is forced into the world's oldest profession. What could be better? Humor, obviously. Post BD.
Oh, how I just love... It's funny, okay? Edward as a non-prostitute prostitute is just beyond the pale goooood.
 
Snark-full and Sparkle Humor Contest winners
 
Multiplicity by Artemis-Vampire
Bella wakes up one morning… to a crowd of Edwards.Read at your own risk.Rated M for some sexual situations, minor violence, and complete insanity. Happens somewhere around Twilight.
 
The Smell of Tourists by duskwatcher2153
Edward fights the bloodlust and his family tries to help. Rated M for nudity,violence, language and bad taste. 

 

Vamp AUs

What I write in this: If Love Could Light a Candle

Beautiful Beat by americnxidiot - Complete.
Bella always knew that she would have to sacrifice to be with Edward. She just didn’t know how much. AU/Alt-BD Novella.
Tragic beauty as it's finest. A bit of a tear-jerker, but 100% worth it. Gorgeous writing.
 
Vampire in the Basement by michellephants - WIP.
While hunting one afternoon, the boys stumble upon what appears to be a corpse. When they learn it's a severely broken vampire, they take him home to do what they can to help. But of course, fate has plans for this man. Canon Couples. AU.
I love the tone of this fic. It's consistent, which may grate on some people--but I just sorta float away with it. What really drives this fic, though, is the mystery and the obvious inner-confusion going on among the characters. Just lovely.
 
Innocent, Vigilent, Ordinary by Oxymoronic8 - WIP
AU where Bella spent the first two years of her life in Forks slowly falling for Jacob. As her senior year begins, a new family moves to town and she begins to question the difference between what she thought she needed and what she never knew she wanted.
I am so far behind on reading on this fic, but the Shakespeare scene and then the mid-story climax in the woods are just breathtaking.
 
The Antidote by Jandco - Complete
I'm TRYING to do something completely out of my element...alternate universe. Picks up at the end of Twilight. Suppose there was an actual reason for "La Tua Cantante"...Edward becomes human. Kind of OOC. All-Human
For some reason the baseball scene really stands out to me in this one. I love the plot idea overall, too. Jandco says she can't write AU, but I think that's silly--this is a wonderful story.
 
Irritable Grizzly Adams by Caligula42 - WIP
New Moon AU. Edward did more than just leave Bella in the woods five years ago. Time goes on as Bella struggles to make a new life without him. What happens when they are accidentally reunited? What was the real lie that Edward told? What will Bella do?
The dream half-way through this fic is another one of my top scenes in fan-fiction. I had a hard time buying her characterization of Edward later on, so I sorta stopped reading, but I'm planning on reading this as soon as she finishes.
 
From Innocence to Experience by Thallium81/Jennyfly - Complete
Bella was perfectly content with life in Forks until she lost her best friend Alice. Now a dark figure lurks in the shadows. Bella suspects that Edward knows more than he is letting on, but how can she solve the mystery if he keeps avoiding her? AU/Canon
Bella's romance with Edward in combination with the mystery in this story is just stellar. Also, Jenny unlike most of the Twilight fandom is stellar at writing action sequences. 
 
Creature of Habit by AngelEzrocks - Complete.
Bella begins working for the elusive and distant Edward Cullen who she discovers is hiding behind an elaborate charade to maintain his secret lifestyle. Bella is determined to find out the mysteries of Edward Cullen but with what results? AU, OOC.
Undeniably the best part of this fic is the initial suspense and discovery of Edward's character. Bella's characterization is sweet and compelling and often funny.

Past & Present by GiveusaKiss413 - Complete.
AU. Bella has been a vampire for centuries by the time Twilight starts. Carlisle and Bella have been friends for 200 years, but she hasn't seen or spoken to him since Edward was changed. Carlisle has been lying to Edward about his human life and change.
I liked the premise for this one on face - Bella is a vampire first, but there's also lots of yummy toppings added in: dark!Bella, the historical flashbacks, the sex is also woot hawt. The testosterone war simmering between Carlisle and Edward is more fun the Jacob/Edward could ever be. There's also a big finale (I love big finales.).

The Masque of the Red Death by Jeesie Chreesie - Complete.
Her blood would be mine. As would she. Once she begged, pleaded, demanded, and wept for my bite. And she would. The only question was how many would die first." Vampire AU.
This is a tightly told horror/thriller novella. It is subtly funny--once you accept sadistic, predator-stalker Edward, you will enjoy the manipulative and cruel games that he plays--and more importantly, how Bella goes from pawn to... well, you'll see.

One-shots

What I Write in this Category: Motorcycles.

La Petite Mort
by DyedinWool
In the clutches of a vampire, Bella is immersed by a force that ignites her body, binding her to darkness, desire and destiny.
This is dub-con... which I love. I love the whole supernatural seduction thing, and here's a short example of the finest.

Kissing Bella
 by FatApolloLove
"Eclipse" EPOV. Mid-"Declarations" through "Wager." Jacob kisses Bella.
This little fic has some serious "oh fuck" moments. Bella's innocence and Edward's perception really struck me.
 
The Soul Feels Its Worth by PoppyandPeony
She'll never really know how long he waited for her. Edward Cullen's Christmases past beginning in 1918. One shot.
Breathtaking. You sorta sweep along with this little fic and come out laughing and smiling and feeling slightly better about humanity.
 
New Moon AU. Edward returns home from Volterra to a wary Bella. Edward talks about his ugly past. Bella goes shooting. Racism themes.
Um, just fucking smart, hot, and angsty. There's something so totally teenage about Edward and Bella's relationship even as Bella explores what it would really mean to become a vampire.
 
In Return by gallantcorkscrews
Edward believes that Rosalie stands for everything wrong in women. DARK fic. Features a manipulative Rose and a sexual situation of very dubious consent. ONE SHOT.
Really good. Hot in that sorta I-don't-want-to-find-this-hot-but-I-so-dooo sorta of way.

Valediction
 by fatapollolove
First place Judges pick for "Les Femmes Noires" Challenge. Post-Breaking Dawn. EPOV. One-Shot. "We have tomorrow, and the next day, and the next..." The consequences of forever.
The premise of this fic is that eventually, all vampires go mad. Edward always knew that this would someday happen, but he always thought he would go mad first. Instead, Bella does. Or does she? Like many of FatApolloLove's stories, this one is dark and twisted. The prose is often so cutting, the plot events so horrifying, that you start to worry (along with the characters) that nothing will ever be resolved, but then the ending of this story is so satisfying, because the answer was always there, staring us all in the face. Just 'mazing.
She left before her time. Four years later, he can't let go of what he never had. Oneshot. B/E. Rated M for language & dark themes.
Really, really good. Like many of the recs in this category, this one is more of a short-story than a one-shot. Admittedly the beginning and the end felt a little off balance to me, but it does have a happy ending (*happy sigh*). The way she describes small town life in the beginning is smart and gorgeous.
 
Becoming Jane by LoreliD
WINNER, BEST CANON in The Indie Twific First Time Writer Challenge - As Jane burns at the stake convicted of witchcraft; she vows vengeance upon her accuser. Once she joins the Volturi, Jane’s sweet revenge is within reach - M for violence & dark themes
Fuck this was good. Dark and sinister, and it totally goes there with Jane being a vengeful little demon--and yet you sympathize with her. Medieval tortuous fuckery.

Boundless by Emibella
Rosalie/Vera; later Emmett, AU, Comfort/Love, After Rosalie tells her story to Bella in Edward’s Room as written in Eclipse, she wonders if she should have told Bella the whole truth knowing that Edward is aware that she has been lying about her past.
This is a missing moment-esque short story that explains a lot of why Rosalie is the way she is--but in the most fascinating way. It was for the LGBT fest, so there's female romance--although, it's not remotely graphic. It is really heart-wrenching, though. Poor Rosalie.

Darkwards & Dark Bellas & Jaspers, too.

What I Write in this category: Cowboys Have Fangs, Too
 
Sanctuary by Jfly/Thallium81 - WIP.
Edward faces a monumental crisis and finds Sanctuary in the one place he refuses to look for it. All Human.
This fic is not for the twitty tweeny who wants daffodils and tulip sap in their fic, but rather for the reader who wants something raw and stingy in the chest. The premise: Edward is a morally troubled priest. The first time you read, you may have problems accepting this—I know I did; however, this is because so many of us fail to see priests as people—but once you accept Edward as a person first, you realize the wonderful tie-in to Twilight. Both men are wrestling with their internal demons. Also, Jenny writes with a wicked pen, so go check out.
 
Edward is a killer. But it can't be explained away by his vampire nature. He's just a sociopathic, human teenager. CAN I MAKE A LOVE STORY OUT OF THIS? ExB.
She can. She does. She did. This is such a wonderfully gritty, insane little ride.
 
Edward has been jaded by love and relationships, he is living a solitary life when he meets Bella. In her he begins to hope for love again, but Bella isn't perfect - far from it. Will he trust her? Should he? AUH ExB
Dyedinwool (the artist formerly known as Houroflead) is wondeful with the dark and angsty--her characters are extreme (introverted, bullheaded, artistic)--especially in this story, but it's just wonderful. She's also a master at her brand of smut (awkward but extremely real and hot).
 
After a chance meeting, Bella feels a spark that drives her to re-evaluate her life and relationships. However, current circumstances and past experiences threaten to unravel everything.
This story is just intense--almost to the point of being painful--but in the most heartbreaking and wonderful way. I especially love Jasper's depiction in this tale, as he is a "hardened" but fleshed out version of the character... Just *happy sigh* (Also has really good lemons. Heh.)
 
The Suicide King by racketghost - Complete.
First things first, stay calm. We're all going to die someday, and although the precept sounds strange-- make sure you die at the right age. AU, AH. A severely twisted sci-fi, quantum mechanic-induced plot awaits. Read at your own risk.
It's so twisty. Not only does this story succeed as a science fiction-thriller but also as a bizarre little romance.

Pr0ny AH Plots

What I write in this Category: Sin & Incivility, sorta.
 
You Get Me Closer to God by americnxidiot - Complete.
They meet for one reason, and one reason alone. Everybody's happy. Nobody gets hurt. Right?
So, this is classic, wonderful fucking. Yay! Fucking! The love is all out of balance, and I looooove it. Okay
 
Hiding in Plain Sight by limona - WiP
Bella is a witness in peril. Emmett Cullen is the deputy assigned to protect her. When the witness protection program isn’t safe, Emmett asks Bella to pose as his brother Edward's fiancée until the trial. AU, AH, ExB. ON BREAK TIL END OF DEC.
So, I'm not normally much of a crime reader. I read Auror!Harry a lot in HP fic, but prior to HiPS, I never really considered that I would like it in Twi. However, limona is brillz. Her writing is so crystal clear and sweet and gooood.
Rose and Edward make a bet. Will the school playboy be able to turn Bella into a vixen and get James to ask her out to prom? Will Edward make a good teacher and teach Bella everything she needs to know? Oh yes, there will be lemons!
This is like... brilliant PWP--what PWP should be. It like dances on the edge of so much that I consider wrong with fic, and yet balances perfectly. I can't help it. This is like a dirty pleasure for me.
 
A Rite of Passage & The Way Back by Caracol - Complete.
AU All Human. Bella and Edward are best friends. A story of self discovery and the loss of innocence. This story is about how two people deal with sex, love, trust, friendship all while growing up. Very OOC. The sequel is about the same two characters growing up with their relationship.
These two stories are were written in memorium of Juno, so that will give you an idea of how it's OOC. The first story has some issues that could have been resolved by a beta, but the second is clear of such issues. BUT with the first story what I loved are the scenes between the characters, the awkwardness of the first time was written so sensually, and then the t-shirt. I was half-crying happy tears along with Bella, I think. Anyway, the sequel feels so much different, more complex and adult which I loved. This is hard core angst, but it's got it's snark, too. I loved both of these.

 

Other and Side Pairings

 
Mary, Full of Grace by Elise Montgomery - WIP.
At one point everyone in Biloxi knew the story of Mary Alice Brandon... This is the story of the girl Alice Cullen used to be. Pre-Twilight, Canon.
This is a dark and haunting fic. I wrote a formal rec here.
 
Peek into the intimate pages of Seth Clearwater's man-journal as he complains about life, love, and teenage shape-shifter angst. Post BD, canon-compliant, rating for language and sex humor...because Seth is a teenage boy.
Dude humor. So good. So funny. And there are FOXES! Rec here.
 
Tie Me Down to This World by Struck Upon a Star - WIP.
AH/AU. Alice and Jasper awake in the same hospital, scarred, broken, and searching for meaning. She gives him peace; he gives her joy. They are each other's hope.
This is a JasperxAlice fic in which both kiddos end up in the hospital for pretty troubling reasons. Jasper is burned—it hurts to touch him. Alice has lost her memory due to a bus crash. They meet because their rooms are side by side, and they chat through the vent. The tie-in's to Twilight are well-done here too, and the story is full of mystery and intense drama, and the writing is lovely. 

Slash


The link to one-shots (there are many) is here.
 
Multi-Chaptered:
 
What I write in this category: Yesternight.

Raw and Rosy by Tuesday Midnight - WIP
Jasper Hale hates his high school rival Edward Cullen with a passion. What happens when Jasper discovers Edward's little secret? Spank!Fic. AH/AU/OOC. Rated M. Contains mature content.
This fic is slightly BDSM--but I hate BDSM--but I LOVE this. It's so FUNNY. Jasper's constant disbelief that the other alpha male in the high school--Edward Cullen--will submit to him, produces the most endearing internal monologue. Just love. Love.
 
Uncomfortable by SavannahVee - Complete/WIP-ish, moving along like a series.
Got 'Best Angst' mention in 'Slash Backslash' contest! 'The way he looks at me makes me feel...uncomfortable.' Jasper's girlfriend's brother, Edward, keeps staring at him. Why? Who knows. Seems like even Edward is confused...SLASH, AH, very OOC.
The dynamic between the two boys in this is great. Edward is such a jerk, and yet we want to know more about him because the totality of his jerkiness is flat out mysterious. And well, like Jasper, sometimes you can't but help but love a good asshole.

Love Between the Sexes by EFC - Complete.Edward & Jasper were roommates in University. They both have wives and new lives now, but a three day reunion will force them to examine the relationship they chose not to explore and left behind so many years ago. SLASH ExJ
This is COMPLETE, and wonderful--and the angst and lemonyness is just wonderful. I also cannot say enough about Uncle Alex's characterization. There is no man I'd rather drink an appletini with more. I want him in a basket.

Rough Seas by myslashyfriend (AKA frenchbeans) - Complete two-shot.
Edward begins his new career as a seaman, only to discover a side of him he never knew existed. Originally written as a one-shot for the Tattward Contest. Now a two-shot. AU/AH, OOC, SLASH, Lemons.
This is just wonderful writing, sexy and full of atmosphere. Also, the tension. The angst. This made me very happy.
 
Edward & Jasper are two anti-social college students who share a close & solitary friendship. When Jasper’s feelings grow, will Edward succumb to the pressure of high-expectation, or embrace his feelings and evade the orbit of conformity?
You can read this story for chapter three alone. GUH.

Bittersweet Hurt by Minerva-One - Complete.
Carlisle/Edward. This story examines the reasons why Carlisle made Edward a vampire - and the subsequent effect on their lives - the desire, the chaos, the hurt, the regret. Warning - There will be sexual scenes. Drama, Angst, Desire, Sex, Slash
The original Carlisle/Edward take for all that UST from canon (the neck bite! the neck bite!), but as canon goes, sometimes things just don't work out--yet, so lovely. Gorgeous writing. 

Your Biggest Fan by ofthedamnned - WIP
Throughout high school, the shy and over-burdened Edward Masen threw himself into work and raising his baby sister. He's always felt lucky just to be friends with track star Jasper Cullen. Now, he doesn't know if just friends is enough. AH AU Slash.
There's a really interesting dynamic going on here--also, there's quite a bit of plot, which I like. Also, the pacing is slow and sorta sultry on the romantic times. Me likes.
 
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Great minds think alike! I am actually working on a list, too.

Mine is a jumbled, under construction page, that hopefully I can post soon.
Ooooh, good. I LOVE rec lists in other fandoms. They're so helpful, and often they steer you in the best directions--or show you which paths to avoid.

Yeah, this page keeps screwing up on me. I think I fixed it again. It keeps jumping with the LJ cut and deleting random bits. GRRR.

Nice list. I can't wait to dig into this... you have some on here I haven't read.
Yours should be on here, too, Ms. Limona. 'Cept you defy my categories--which makes sense--because you defy ALL CATEGORIES!!

Okay, I'm done being weird and cheesy...
consider me flattered.

cheesy isn't always bad. in fact, most foods can be improved with the addition of cheese.
except at Christmas. my stomach is still smarting from the seafood (think scallops and shrimp) macaroni and cheese that they had at my building's holiday party... and then for some reason i thought it would be a good idea to drink eggnog later.

no more dairy for me. NONE!

but i do love cheese...
I shake my fist at you.

But I am still looking forward to going through and reading. Thankya for doing this :)
Shake your fist at m'bum!
Buy a vowel!
Go listen to fucking Green Day!!!!

Okay, really, none of those (because I snuggle-adore you).

And you should compile your own list of adorable fluffy best friend love, crack, and smutty-angst. Because that would make me laugh.

ellecc

December 20 2009, 00:12:44 UTC 7 years ago Edited:  December 20 2009, 00:13:03 UTC

Nice list! I love rec lists. Yay!
And I just like staring at yer avatar... hehehe.
I was bookmarking and then ! <3333
Thank you, lady.

There's a lot of stuff I haven't read here. Thanks for making such a cohesive list.
But of course, m'dear. <3

And it is a VERY big list, isn't it? LJ started threatening me at the end, and I had to go in and edit code. EEEK.
I've read about half this list. Making mental notes to read the other half
What's been yer fave so far?

(very curious)
Thanks for the rec. Someone told me about it.

A side note - maybe it's just my community, but I know actively gay and sexual priests.

TMI, but I've slept with one. So... yeah. They do exist, but maybe just more rarely than I've experienced.

Thanks again for the kind words.

-Leon
Of course!

And on the priest thing, you got me thinking--because a large part of it, is that while I grew up Catholic and knew some guys who were becoming priest in college (they were at their most sanctimonious stage, then, "mourning their chastity"), that I really never have known an adult priest all that well.

Also, I remember asking the pastor at a young age if he was "God." This embarrassed my parents, so I definitely grew up with this skewed version of things, seeing the collar before the man, etc. I had similar issues when I first started reading Sanctuary. I had to reread it. :-)
Glad I checked back.

No, I completely understood your viewpoint about Carlisle and can see why, and how, that part was rather sudden. I'll be the first to admit that part made me go "hmm...odd" when I wrote it, but I couldn't figure out how to make it transition smoother without it becoming (more) cheesy. I just went with the more liberal priests who do marry and have children and lead a life outside the church as well. Hence, the fail. -headdesk-

And psh - you say that like you're the only person who asked that very same question... but I admit to nothing ;) It's common phenomena, the collar before the man, though I've yet to read Sanctuary.

Still glad you enjoyed it enough for the rec - I've got another one coming out, full of NHEA and sad goodness :)

-Leon
Thanks for the comprehensive list and the rec. I'm flattered to be included with so many wonderful fics. I have to admit that I'm considering defecting to HP fandom as well. I'm still a Twilight girl at heart but have been a bit jaded recently (it comes and goes), and diversion is good. I'm more of a Snape/Harry fan at the moment, but I've enjoyed reading my way through some of your Draco/Harry recced fics when I'm not obsessively devouring Snarry. Thanks again!
Thank you for this list, there are a few on here I haven't read and now I am looking forward to reading them. You can see my list here: http://www.southernfanfictionreview.com/2009/09/hey-sandy-what-should-i-read.html I didn't know that Houroflead had changed her name. That is one of my favorite stories. I will have to go back and re-read it. Thank you for sharing!
Look at you. Super organized. Yay! you like the dark and funny too.