Friday, September 30, 2011

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The Friday Review ~ Words With Friends/Words With Strangers

Review for Words with Friends/Words with Strangers by Nolebucgrl

WWF Summary: Bella Swan has a major crush on a major star, Edward Cullen. They have an obsession with the same game. Can they connect through Words with Friends and become more than that? Time will tell! Rated M for possible lemons down the line and some language. ( (Click here to read link)

WWS Summary: EPOV Companion Piece to Words with Friends. Movie star Edward Cullen is done with women and focused on his career. A stranger reaches out to him via Words with Friends. Will her words change his mind? ( (Click here to read link)

Review: So, how many times have you sat in front of the television watching some late night talk show because your favorite actor or singer was going to be on the show and you just wanted to soak up any little personal tidbit they might share so that you could feel a little closer to them? Well, Words With Friends is the story of what happens when you know just enough to bring you as close to them as you could ever dream. After seeing her favorite actor, Edward Cullen, on one such show and learning of his affinity for the Words with Friends app on his phone, Bella decides she’s going to try her chance at luck and see if she can start a game with the man of her dreams.  As luck, fate, and the intelligence of a future teacher would have it, Bella succeeds, and so begins her relationship with Edward. 

Meanwhile, over in Words With Strangers, we  get to meet movie star Edward, who’s on a long international promotional tour away from his family and most of his friends, and with the ex girlfriend who not only embarrassed him but made him leery of women in general. He’s not looking for a relationship, but he is open to communication with someone that allows him to just be real. When a mysterious Words with Friends invite pops up on his phone, he soon finds this with Bella. 

Nolebucgrl tells the tale of how these two connect over words in a way that exudes fun, wit, humor, and warmth. Bella, who comes across as somewhat shy and hesitant to take chances, comes alive throughout these chapters. She’s feisty and sensual, yet she sometimes becomes adorably flustered and nervous. Edward comes across as a normal, laid back, and honest guy – who just so happens to have the ability to make you sigh and pant in equal amounts due to his words.  

She’s done something that tends to be so rare in fanfiction: she makes you believe and love the connection between two characters that have never officially met!

Throw in a feisty yet nurturing Rosalie, an Alice who’s swooning over a guy on her Words With Friends who she’s convinced is Edward, an amusing yet protective duo of Kate and Garrett, and probably one of the most entertaining Emmett’s ever, and you have a full cast of characters that add hilarity and context to the individual lives of Edward and Bella. 

And don’t be fooled; even though these two have yet to meet in person, their conversations are steamy and vivid enough that you feel like you are getting a lemon in almost every chapter. Also, the phone sex between them when they make it to that level of communication is a great preview of what’s to come ☺

I have the pleasure of being one of the pre-readers for this story and I can tell you personally that things have only begun to heat up. So please, do yourself a favor and go read these stories!
- Review by Shpwhitney

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Squeeze My Lemon ~ September 28 Teaser

Squeeze My Lemon squeezer this week is smmiskimen.
"Edward," I said in my tone of authority, making him freeze with the door barely open. "Close the door."

He shut the door but left his hand on the handle.

"Lock it," I commanded and his head whipped around, his eyes meeting mine. There was confusion deep within them, but something else too...desire. Edward complied with my command and locked the door.

"Come here," I commanded, pointing to the spot directly in front of me.

He moved slowly, his eyes cautious as he came to stand in the exact spot I told him to stand in. His eyes didn't leave mine, but his chest heaved with the deep breaths he was taking as if to calm himself.

I leaned forward, keeping my body minutely away from his, until my lips were right near his neck, my breath washing over his skin making him shudder.

"You want to fuck me? You want to make me scream your name? Tell me and you can have it. Tell me how much you want me and I'm yours. All you have to do is say the words. Do you want me, Edward?" I purred into his ear, letting my moist breath coat his skin, tempting and teasing the flesh.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Squeeze My Lemon ~ September 21 Teaser

This week our squeezer is onesweetbell: I peered into the kitchen and could see him standing by the sink washing his hands, without a shirt on. I could feel the rush start to flow through my body. I wanted him now.

"Something smells good in here," I said, trying to make my presence known.

He turned around, taking me in with his eyes.

"Something looks good in here too," he smiled with a sexy smirk as he made his way towards me, drying his hands on a towel as he did so.

Pulling me into his arms, I took a deep breath. Shuddering as his smell infiltrated my senses, I tried to stifle a moan but I couldn't.

"Hmmm," he whispered into my ear. "What's first, my dear? Dinner or dessert?"

"Definitely dessert first," I whispered back. It never took me long to get worked up when he was around and tonight was no different.

He whisked me up into his arms with a slight chuckle and took us into the living room.

"What's all this, love?" I asked after taking in all the candles he had placed around the room.

"Oh, just setting the mood."

After taking off our clothes in between kisses, he laid me down on to the pillow-covered floor

"Now lay back and enjoy what I have in store for you, baby," he breathed into my ear.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Squeeze My Lemon ~ September 14

NSFW! This week we are squirming, seeking some delicious relief from the words of our squeezer, bornonhalloween.  Prepare yourself for this week's SML: His kisses become greedy, and I can visualize that almost pained look he gets on his face when he can’t seem to get enough. His tongue demands more, and I willingly give him everything he needs.

Take, Edward. Take, take, take. I’m all yours. I’ve always been yours.

Our moans grow louder and fiercer. Breathing through mouths is no longer an option; loud gusts of air are sucked in desperately through noses. I lift my hand to the back of Edward’s neck, touching his trademark unruly hair for the first time. I can’t help myself; I tug at the ends out of sheer lust-induced insanity, drawing a series of low grunts from him that threatens to shred every last ounce of my self-control.

It’s Edward who eventually slows down and pulls back just enough to drag in a breath. Gathering himself, he quips, “Is it hot out here or is it us?”

Monday, September 5, 2011

Squeeze My Lemon ~ September 7

Squeeze My Lemon for 09.07.11 is from AydenMorgen.   "Do we have plans?" I asked carefully as he lowered the glass again. It clinked softly against the marble tabletop as he shifted it into place just so.

He shrugged a shoulder and moved toward me, working at his cufflinks as he did so. Strong forearms were revealed slowly as he rolled the sleeves of expensive silk up his arms. "Depends," he murmured, cocking a brow in challenge. "What do you want to do?"

My answer was instantaneous, leaving my lips as soon as the word formed in my mind. "You."

He chuckled as he stepped up to me and wrapped his arms around my waist. His eyes crinkled as he dropped his forehead to mine and brushed a kiss across my waiting lips. "Oh, I think we can definitely make that happen, love."

I melted into his arms as his lips brushed across mine again. "Please do," I whispered, my tongue darting out to tease at his bottom lip. Brandy and mint, a taste that was purely him, burst on my tongue, pulling a soft moan from my lips.

He took control of the kiss as soon as that moan left my lips; delving his fingers into my hair to tilt my face to his. It was soft on hard – smooth and rich like the warm flavor of the brandy still on my tongue. Stubble scratched at my face as his tongue explored, twining around mine and pulling it into his mouth.

My hands curled into his biceps, feeling the ripple and play of thick muscle beneath silk. His traveled down my back, strong fingers undoing the zipper on their journey downward. Cool air licked at my skin as my dress parted beneath his hands. Fingers kneaded into the muscles of my ass as he pulled me up and into him.

Desire wove between us as our bodies pressed into one another; sparks igniting us both in familiar crackles. It had already been denied too long, pushed aside for mundane things that had no place in the here and now. In this moment and where it was leading.

"Oh," I gasped into his mouth, my hands tightening on his biceps as his cock pressed into my stomach.

"Feel that?" he whispered against my mouth before moving to trail a line of soft kisses across my jaw and to my ear. "I've been hard for you all day, Bella." His teeth nipped at the shell of my ear, his warm breath causing my skin to pebble. "All day, love," he reiterated, lifting me up his body.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Friday Review ~ Yours For The Taking

“To dance is to be out of yourself – larger, more powerful, more beautiful.” Bella longs for a turn in the spotlight while Edward wonders how long the stage will be his. 

Yours for the Taking tells the story of Bella Swan, a dancer from the small town of Forks, Washington who, after some encouragement from her best friend and her father, decides to audition for one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world, the American Ballet Theater’s (ABT) II Company. The ABT II dancers are a select group from all over the world and, under the tutelage of a group of seasoned dancers through choreography workshops, they gain experience that will make them highly desirable amongst any and all dance companies, including ABT’s corps de ballet. One of those choreographers just happens to be Edward Cullen, one of the most accomplished young principal male dancers to come out of ABT.  After traveling the world with prestigious touring companies and winning a host of awards, Edward has taken the position as a choreographer and mentor with ABT to figure out what will be the next step for his life and his career. Although only 23 years old, he’s reached a point where he realizes his career as simply a dancer won’t be forever, and that forces him to think about all the possibilities for the future. Edward – turned off from a previous relationship with a dancer  – has a “no dating dancers” rule, and Bella is well aware of it. However, with the passion and connection through dance that flows between these two, it might be time for rules to be broken.

Yours for the Taking is captivating and alluring in the way that it not only captures the journey of these two individuals at such different points in their dancing careers, but also in the way that it so fully and flawlessly embodies the elements of dance. With the way that the author (Ingenuefic on, LaVampIngenue on twitter) writes out the movements and positions during performance scenes, the dancing itself almost becomes another character. And because dance is so instrumental, the way that the connection with it serves as both a blessing and a curse for the attraction between Bella and Edward makes the tension – sexual and otherwise – that much more palpable. Bella is a dancer in every sense of the word; her passion and drive to be on the stage could take her amazing places and it is a top priority in her life. A haunting breakup with someone with similar characteristics has Edward somewhat wary of pursuing a romantic relationship with her, although his attraction to her beauty and body – especially on a stage – is hard to deny. 

Speaking of characters, I love how different she’s made these characters, especially in their relation to the plot and the relationships that exist. Of course there is Charlie as Bella’s dad and Jacob as her best friend; both the ones who gave her the push to follow her dream. But there’s also Leah, Bella’s blunt and bold roommate and fellow dancer; and Alice, Edward’s pushy friend whose dreams of dancing never came true. And then, of course, there’s Edward and Bella. Bella, who comes across as somewhat innocent yet confident and devoted to her craft, and Edward who is sexy and suave while still being somewhat of an enigma.  

Although there aren’t any lemons yet, this story is still heating up. And with lines like this, I’m sure that the lemons will be worth the wait:  
“His fingers flirted with the skin just behind the button of her jeans, making Bella suck in a deep breath in surprise. His lips were dry when they pressed a kiss on the side of her neck. She felt the soft wetness of his tongue drag up her skin to her ear.”

I personally can’t wait to see what more this story brings. The story is 15 chapters in, but I promise you that the read is so enjoyable you will fly through the pages.

So, what are you waiting for? Go read this amazing story NOW!

- Review by Shpwhitney