Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Lemon Report 11/30/10

The Lemon Report - Fancy finding out what is on the FF bookshelves of the Pervy Girls of the PPSS? The lemon report lets you know our personal favourite updates of the week, and why you should give the fic a try.... It’s a great place to trawl for new recc’s and don’t forget to share your favourite update with us by leaving us a comment.

Art School Confidential

Kimpy - I flove Art School Confidential, even though it has been a tad on the angsty side of late. I was THRILLED to get an update this week. Farkle, my dear, you continue to pwn and kill me with every post. In this chapter, she may have written one of my favorite lines ever regarding Mike Newton (Kimps NO LIKEY the Newton, JS):
When he kissed me, my body just went ‘meh’.
Yes, it is mean of me to admit that, but there you have it. Mike Newton is one big ball of “meh.”

While there wasn’t any lovely get together between Edward and Bella, Farkle still wound me into a ball of UST over Edward’s random, late night calls to Bella, and Bella’s confession to Edward that she broke up with Quil (come on, did he ever really believe they were dating?). Edward wasn’t the only one grinning when Bella made that statement. Farkle amps up the UST with cleverly placed little gems, such as:
“He didn't say goodbye, only "goodnight" in a voice so low and deep it seemed to vibrate through the phone line.”
Farkle? Sweets? I’m dying for some resolution here. And maybe, perhaps, just another little peek at the painting Edward 2. I would also not complain if Bella turned around for a second so I could get another look at the painting she hides in her closet...

Jess - So, at the pushing of my fellow Perv’s I started reading this story and am IN LOVE. I’m not fully caught up but the chemistry and tension between these two already makes me feel tingly and gah!

Jeanne - Farkle, you have pwned me with this fic again and again. I can’t believe there are only TWO MORE CHAPTERS LEFT! *FLAILS* Seriously, if you’re not reading this it BETTER be because you’re waiting to read it once it’s completed.

Reality Minus Expectations
AH, E/B, Complete

Emmy - Any update of Reality Minus Expectations causes me to pretty much lose my shite and become a gibbering wreck. I don’t know how Mjinaspen manages to coolly and effortlessly deliver such goodies but oh boy she does! This outtake is yet another (VERY and intently) sexy slice of life for our favourite pair and shows us just how they are adjusting to being together.

Jen - I gasped when this alert appeared in my email. I read and loved Reality Minus Expectations when it was complete and didn’t think there’d be any more of these two. We have FGB bidders to thank for this outtake. I have a feeling I’ll be thanking them again and again, though it may be my husband who really owes them the thanks. One of the best things about this E & B is their unabashed embrace of their sexuality, and this outtake has them exploring some new-to-them territory. Unf!

AH, E/B, o/s

Emmy - This was a delightful dish of yummy and sweet served up to us this week. It made me quite swoony. My favourite line was Bella Notte, him calling her that sums up why I fell in love with the geeky lovely awkward Edward that October Nights features. Its just lovely! Bella loves Edward for being Edward, band geek and all. But does he want to be that boy?

Jen - I absolutely adored this. Adored. It’s sweet and lovely with just the tiniest smidgen of angst. First love, band geek Edward, and a tree fort. I smiled for hours afterward.

Jess - I decided to give this a quick read after scanning through the rest of the LR! I am so glad I did. It is just the sweetest, yummiest, little one-shot. I love love love nerdy boys, and it was so heartbreakingly sweet watching him try to be who he thought she wanted only to find she loved him as he is. ::SIGH::


Emmy - This story was a Roundtable Recc previously on the PPSS, but in case you missed it, it really is worth a read. Edward starts off as geeky, nervous, and unskilled. As we see by this chapter (ch 23). Bella’s not only taught him some moves, but let him feel free and relaxed enough to really explore who he is sexually. He’s confident enough in their relationship to really go to town on her! Fuck yeah! This chapter. Edward decides to take control and deliver on one of Bella’s previously verbalized fantasies.... To dominate her.

Teal - If you’re looking for 10K+ words of pure smut and crazy fucking, proceed to this update and enjoy. Sheviking really outdid herself with this one and openly admits that it’s basically PWP that readers can skip if D/s play isn’t their thing, but it was a hell of a lot of fun to read! Even if you haven’t read this story yet and are just in the mood for some non-stop sexing, you could definitely get into this one!

Kitty - ZOMG what a treat this was! Plot? Who needs a fucking plot when Edward goes Domtasitc? Not I says the kitteh! Sheviking really brought the Smutty Von Smutterson with this one and it was pure YUM!

Kimpy - When an author’s note says something like this, I stand up and take notice:
It's twice as long as my regular chapters and if you're looking for plot you may as well turn back now because you won't find any in this one. This is straight up filthy smut...
Um, yes please? Ninapolitan got me hooked on this story ages ago, and I always look forward to Sheviking’s updates. NGL, however, she really outdid herself with this chappie. Bella flirted with Edward in an earlier chapter that she would like to be spanked, handcuffed, and dominated, but Edward was far too self-conscious to actually go for it. Thus, when this chapter FINALLY arrived, and Edward proved to both himself and Bella that he could Dom all over her ass, let me just say that I fastened my seat belt like an experienced perv and dove in for the action. GAH!!!

What I really want to know is what Sheviking has been smoking in her spare time, because she actually warned us to turn back if we were only looking for plot. *whispers to Sheviking* Honey, you never need to apologize for a chapter that is basically a smut sandwich. We can handle it. In fact, we LOVE it. I nommed it up and it left me wanting more. Did you fail to hear my OM NOM NOMs???!

I’m not even going to go into details here, because it is a non-stop smut-o-rama ride that you have to experience first hand in order to genuinely appreciate it. Even if you aren’t reading the entire story, this chapter is worth reading. *fans self* Seriously, this is one delicious helping of smut, so don’t miss out on it.

Oh, and as if the A/N wasn’t enough, Sheviking ends with this little humdinger:
That's what 43 pages of smut looks like.
*clears throat* Yes, ma’am, that’s what I’m talking about. UNF.

Peter/Alec, AH/AU, o/s

Teal - All I have to say is thank fuck for Jen. She always manages to dig up the shiniest little gems, and when she passed this story along to our fellow Pervs, my little Peter-loving ears perked up. So yeah, I was skeptical because I’ve never really been down with Alec. But still, my Peter was in there AND it was slashy AND Jen told me it was delicious. Let me tell you, Lou-La does not disappoint. The descriptions of Alec through Peter’s eyes kept me drooling and pawing for more, and despite the dirty dirty dirty circumstances in which these boys got together, Peter was just so fucking sweet, calling Alec cute and finding himself unable to resist. RAWR. PLEASE go read this, even if you think the pairing isn’t your thing. It will be, my friends, it will be...

Emmy - I think I might have a girl-crush on Lou-La, I LOVE her writing so much. This story is no exception. Its hot, its cute and fabbio to read! I don’t normally read unusual pairings, but these two work oh-so-well! Give it a whirly!

Jen - *giggles* I loved this on first read, and I would not be above begging for more of these two from Lou-La (cue puppy dog eyes). I love Alec as a twink, and holy hell do I love almost-getting-caught-outside sex.

Jess - When I first saw the pairing, I thought, um, no, definitely not. And yet, here I am, once again, absolutely freaking loving this! Like Emmy, I’ve developed a little crush on Lou-La. This was just yummy and so so fun!

E/B, AU, Complete

Teal - This week, another wonderful story came to a close. Beyond Time has been a delightful read, full of AU excitement, mystery, and of course a lot of E/B fluff, and I am sad to see it go. There were lemons prior to the final chapter and the epilogue - ones where Edward and Bella were human and so in love - but here, adding in the vampire dynamic, it was really something special. From breaking into Edward’s childhood home nearly 100 years later and almost getting busy in what is now someone else’s house, to a delicious post-hunting fuckfest, TKegl really nailed it... *snort* What better way to end a story with hot sex and the promise of forever?

Emmy - Cannot believe this is over **sniffs**. I featured Beyond Time a few weeks ago, as although I was really late to the party I was really enjoying it! In earlier chapters the lemons reflected the chaste time to which Bella transported back to find Edward before he was a vamp. This epilogue brought us bang up to date and then some. No holding back this time! ;) I concur completely with Teal, TKegl totally NAILED it. Perfect end to a delightful story. I’m a happy bunny, but sad to see it go.

AH, AU, Slash, Ed/Em, WIP

Kitty - There isn’t much I can say about this update, so I’m just gonna quote two wee little lines...
“Want...,” he groans. “Inside...,” he moans.
*Kitteh flops on the floor like a DED fish*

Jess - Exactly. DED.

Jeanne - Holy Motherfucking Hot SHIT! This fic is killing me slowly and I’m not just talking about the smut, though this sexy shower scene almost ended me. It’s the ever increasing intensity and real world complications in Edward and Emmett’s relationship that tears at my heart, and has me already begging for another update.

AH, Jacob/Esme/Carlisle, O/S

Jeanne - WHY are there not more fics for this incredibly hot threesome? I suppose I should blame myself for only recently stumbling across Risbee and her lovely, sexy and courageous fics. He Watched and We Loved has a simple set up: Esme, Jacob and Carlisle have a special relationship that they get to indulge in once a year. Boy oh boy do they indulge. The UST in the beginning of this fic had me twitching and trembling to keep reading. When they all finally get alone and the clothes come off...Well, you will have to read and find out why this delectable one shot had ME blushing. UNF!

Jen - When Jeanne linked us to this fic I swear that my nether regions tingled from the title alone. I love that it’s told from Esme’s pov--her’s is a voice we hear very little of in fic. And this is not mama-bear protective Esme. This is grown up, confident, sexual Esme, and it is fucking hot. The tone is set early on, with a text Esme receives “My flight just landed. I'll find you. It starts now.” Without knowing who sent the text, or what it specifically means, the message it sends is Game. On. I was about as tightly wound as Esme from that point on. He is Carlisle. We is Esme and Jacob. Carlisle is Esme’s husband. Carlisle is a voyeur. Hot is really not a strong enough word for this o/s. Nuclear level panty melting. I love the idea, the set up, and I fucking love Esme. And maybe I’m a tad bit jealous of her too. UNF!

AH, E/B, O/S

Jess - Sugar. A hot neighbor boy in barely there towel. A Target Rendezvous. Cupcakes. Yeah, these are all the elements I just love love love from Antiaol’s latest o/s, Sugar. I found myself cracking up and trying to keep a straightface in my living room while I was reading this. It’s just pure fun and sexy times and... late night cupcakes with the promise of counter sex. Unf.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Perv Pack Pick: Richteous and Wicked by cherry.blossomz


This Month's Perv Pack Pick is...

Title: Righteous and Wicked
Author: cherry.blossomz
Chapters: 16
Words: 56,270
Reviews: 1,469
Summary: Bella is a reluctant school teacher, stuck stagnant under a looming shadow from her past. Edward is an architect striving to overcome his vices by running from them. Will they strive for a righteous path, or spiral into wicked depths? AH/AU.

Chele - Bella is distressed by Edward’s insistent, rhythmic pounding. Edward is enraged by Bella’s light, airy, subjective tintinnabulation. Hammers and wind chimes: the symbolism is awesome. From the first line, Bella and Edward’s interactions are passionate: frustration, rage, intensity - and they hadn’t even met yet.

Righteous and Wicked is a highly erotic story of attraction and the pursuit of redemption and salvation from self. Edward’s sex addiction, his need to pursue, to reach that high, is conveyed with realism, and is, aptly, similar to a vampire’s compulsion to hunt. Bella, recovering from loss and heartache, stumbles upon Edward’s secret proclivities, and is forced to confront an unbidden desire which contradicts her conservative facade. She likes to watch, and wants to be the subject of his compulsion. He believes, perhaps for the first time, that he can conquer his demons through the preservation of her perceived purity, by resisting his inner beast’s desire to claim her like the faceless women he pursues in the dark of night.

What I find so compelling about this story (aside from the intense provocative eroticism, which is like woah) is that I genuinely believe in the complementary nature of Edward and Bella’s personalities. So often when people write a sexual and dominant Edward, he is without personal remorse for his actions and the effect he creates on others (which is understandable). However when virginal, occasionally pious Bella enters, it changes him, and they come together seamlessly for a less-than-earned HEA. I don’t get it, and am turned off by it.
cherryblossomz goes the complete opposite route, by creating layered characters, whose personalities are both equal and opposite. It is Edward’s desire not to continue on his path, his desire to change, which has me invested in the success of his relationship with Bella, and really believing that they are compatible. Bella’s base sexual awakening, tolerant nature, and life experience convince me that she is going to have the stamina and patience to see him through channeling his dark nature into a healthy relationship with an equal.

Oh yeah, and it’s hot. Scorching hot. Steaming, pounding, blown by the wind of a tornado, hammers hitting wind chimes loud, frenzied, hot.

Intelligence and eroticism is my favorite combination, and Righteous and Wicked has it by truck-load. It is definitely on my drop everything and read list, and will stay there as long as cherryblossomz continues to bring the UST and realism.

Emmy - I wish I could remember for the life of me, how I stumbled upon this fic. I really do. So I could do it again! I very quickly got hooked on this story. The UST is scorching, blistering heat like crisp and melt your marshmallows on a stick over a bonfire melty hot.

They stumble into the foyer of the house, leaving the front door ajar. Their kiss continues as he carries her—unbreakable, hungry and desperate. They only make it as far as the stairs and Edward lays her down. He descends upon her, kissing her neck, rubbing the length of his body against hers. He wants to give himself to her, to replace all her pain with pleasure. He whispers again, "I'm so sorry, please forgive me."

Bella opens her eyes. She can see their reflection in the hallway mirror. What she has only fantasized about is reflected back at her. Edward— craving her, devouring only her. The front door was left open, and anyone could walk in or see them. This public yet private display feeds Bella's inner voyeur, and she is dripping wet. The way he touches her fuels the ache she has for him, and her need to feel him inside of her is all she can think of. She provokes him, fanning the flame, "You are not forgiven," she whispers.

He reluctantly removes his lips from her body and kneels before her. He wants to worship her, to adore her for accepting him as he is. He runs his hands over her bruised and scraped calf; he kisses her knees, and runs his fingers along the unspeakably soft skin of her thighs. He can see that her breathing is uneven. He slowly slides the hem of her dress up, and then his hands are on the lace of her panties.

"Edward, wait…" she tries to stop his hands with hers, but the look he gives her makes her think twice. She doesn't want to stop him, but she knows that this is his drug. She doesn't want to enable his addiction with her own selfish desire.

Edward looks ferocious, a single minded beast. He refutes her plea, "No. No waiting."

I love how it builds up the tension, so slowly, how Bella is initially invisible to him, how their interactions increase and grow in importance to them both. How they both have secrets from one another but how Bella cottons on to Edward’s pretty quick... And its her knowledge of his secret that makes her begin to come back to life and discover who she really really is.

The first chapter is quite jumpy to read, as the POV changes more than it does in subsequent chapters, so this can take a wee minutey to get used to. But IT IS worth it, imho. The style of writing is also quite detached, but this suits the story VERY well. As it gives the fic an intense voyeuristic type feel.

There are religious themes in this story. But more in the sense of what is right and what is wrong. What is the right thing to do morally and how does that fit with what is the right thing to do for the person? I think a particular strength of this fic is how it explores sexuality and the question of what is sexuality?

More than anything I love Edward’s characterization. Its delicious and complex. He’s dangerous and sunk and although his character and actions are far removed from canon he is probably the most canon version of AH Edward I have encountered.... Its a potent mix. One you must read! I order it!

This fic is my current obsession. We have been excitedly emailing with each new update. As the fic is building up something rotten!!! Gah! I love it so!

Edited to add: New chapter. Jesus Christ. I love this fic EVEN MORE!

Jeanne - I’ll admit that I hesitated before I read Righteous and Wicked. I mean it’s Ed/Bella and right off the bat there’s a heavy amount of religious themes in the very first chapter. We all know I’m not Team Ed/Bella and I’m also an atheist. So “hesitated” is an understatement. I was ready to beg the girls to let me out of having to read it all together, but the Pervs know me, and assured me that this story isn’t what it seems. That is an understatement as well.

If I were to sit here and break down the basic summary of this story it would woefully under represent the complexity and artistry put into the characterizations and plot of this spellbinding story, but I will give it my best shot. Righteous and Wicked is a complicated and haunting story of two very lonely and troubled people that find a deep connection. Edward is the portrait of the dark, remorseless sexual predator and Bella is a frail, heartbroken, devout Christan woman. Despite their apparent differences they have a lot in common as they begin to realize as they spend time together.

cherry.blossomz isn’t giving us the same old Ed/Bella star-crossed lovers who’s love will win out over...blah, blah, blah. She has woven a fascinating and intense story about truly flawed people who share a profound connection. Nothing about Righteous and Wicked is simple or predictable, that includes my own addition to it. This story continues to floor me with every new chapter. I’m foaming at the mouth for more, and you will too. Just read the first chapter, get a taste of Edward’s stormy eyes and I guarantee that you’ll be feverishly reading and loving this story.

Jen - Despite the tenacity with which canon Edward clings to his virginity, there are many fics which portray Edward as a man-whore who is either redeemed by Bella or who turns Bella into a nymphomaniac. In Righteous and Wicked, Edward is more than a man-whore, he’s a sex addict. What sets this fic apart from others with a sexually voracious Edward is that cherry.blossomz doesn’t simply use Edward’s lust for sex as an excuse to fill each chapter with a lemon, but to show us his canon characteristics in a new light. And it is damn delicious to read.

I love the way cherry.blossomz uses ideas and vocabulary from canon to describe Edward’s relationship with sex. Edward describes his need for sex as his thirst, and when he trolls a club or bar for sex he considers himself hunting. I love this little bit, especially for the last sentence:

Edward loves that she tries so hard to keep him occupied, to try to keep his mind on things other than quenching his ever present thirst. But sometimes she hurts more than she helps. When she wears a certain color, or touches him, or laughs…or breathes.

Edward is not accustomed to being interested in a woman beyond seducing her and giving himself over to his sexual urges. Bella’s got him rocked back on his heels. He’s wanted to stop succumbing to his desire for anonymous sex, but until he meets Bella he knows his attempts will be futile. There’s something about Bella that truly makes him want to beat his addiction.

Bella is drawn to a beautiful stranger in a club. There’s something magnetic about the way he approaches a woman on the dance floor, the way they move together. Bella cannot keep her eyes off of him, off of the way the woman reacts to him, and she follows them when they leave the dance floor for a quick bathroom fuck. She’s never done anything like this before, and while she knows it is wrong to keep watching and listening to them, it’s unleashed something in her that she can’t put back in the box.

Bella’s had a rough year; she’s been abandoned by her husband, and lives a pretty ascetic life. She goes to work, she goes to confession, and she spends the rest of her time in her home, all alone, to the dismay of her friends. I think that Bella views her life as what she deserves, that as upset as losing her husband is, there’s some part of her that believes she deserves it, and she doesn’t allow herself to fully live and enjoy life.

After that night in the club, Bella keeps seeing Edward around Forks, and even secretly watches or listens to more of his sexual encounters. Suddenly, sex with Edward--mysterious, powerful, self-assured--is about all she can think of. Though they get off on the wrong foot when they meet, Edward quickly becomes as drawn to her as she is to him. He wants her, but thinks the monster inside should leave her alone. She desperately wants to be consumed, as he consumes his other conquests.

The lemons in this fic are so unbelievably hot. Although she doesn’t have very much sexual experience, Bella completely gives herself over to the physical pleasure that Edward’s body gives her. And it’s fascinating to hear Edward fight his demon while still getting what he needs from the encounter.

I’ll leave you with one of my absolute favorite parts of this fic.

He takes his mouth away from her wetness and moves up her body. He kisses her neck again, and his immensely hard cock presses against her through his black jeans. He whispers, "Bella, I want to give that to you, but not now. I can't now. I just want to make you feel good. Bella, I want you to forgive me. I need you to. I need you to save me, Bella. Você não sabe quanto tempo eu esperei por você.

And that, ladies, is how you say ‘You don’t know how long I’ve waited for you’ in Portuguese. Unf!

RaW posters made by Jadalulu.

Jess - After reading through my fellow Pervs’ thoughts, I find there isn’t really much more to say or add. They have captured every element of this story and why I love it - the Portuguese (secret foreign fantasies abound), the very canon elements wrapped around a very OOC story, the juxtaposition of purity and depravity, the meddling friends, to name a few.

I stand in awe of cherry.blossomz ability to create such amazing, panty-soaking, heart-clenching UST. Awe.

Do yourself a favor and read this rare gem. It’s simply too good to miss.

Kimpy - I feel like I need to start my comments by stating that I am agnostic, so themes of righteousness and depravity make me naturally suspicious. When I first started to read, I felt the weightiness of Bella’s religious conviction, and I was worried it would be an angel versus whore story. My fellow Pervs prodded me to continue on, that it would be worth my while, and as usual, they were completely correct. I am so engaged in this story now, I was frustrated when I got to the most recent chapter. Suddenly, I’ve become Veruca Salt, stomping my foot in protest—I WANT MORE! I WANT IT NOW!!

I’ve come to recognize that, in the Fandom, many readers are looking for the equivalent of romance novels. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I’m admittedly a bit different. I want a good, engaging fic that’s laced with eroticism. Righteous and the Wicked does that for me. I found it to be deep, challenging, and incredibly erotic.

cherry.blossomz sets the tone for each chapter with some rather philosophical quotes. In chapter 4, she starts with one from Milan Kundera, and Righteous and Wicked instantly struck me as a parallel of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (which Edward is also reading in this story). I can totally see Edward and Tomasz and Bella as Tereza. To say that Kundera’s book, and the subsequent movie, were erotic is an understatement. I absolutely love that she uses the same types of issues as does Kundera. You get a perfect mix of complexity and hotness, and it is akin to Kimpy Kryptonite. UNF.

Righteous and Wicked deals with a Bella who is very virtuous but wronged, and an Edward who is attempting to escape his past, who is the opposite of Bella in nearly every way. He is a sexual addict, constantly circling his environs for his next victim. At first, I was unsure of whether or not this was a vamp/AU or AH Edward, because he talks about his hunger and his need to satisfy himself. It isn’t immediately clear whether he is talking about blood or sex. The compulsions he has force him to troll for victims. I realized that, in the end, the reasons for needing a victim hardly matter—they’re both so similar, really; it’s the same kind of hunt.

Bella and Edward are brought together via a wind chime that Bella has hanging on her porch. As Edward tries to fall asleep at night, he is intensely distracted by its noise. Bella, on the other hand, is awakened on Saturday mornings by Edward’s bulldozer. I was intrigued by all the subtle ways cherry.blossomz works canon into the story, and this was a stellar example. Edward cannot sleep, and Bella cannot sleep in. Brilliant.

The interesting thing about Edward’s addiction is that, while cherry.blossomz describes his anonymous hook ups in detail (OMG, muy caliente alert!!), they do not provide the most intense heat in the story. No, that is reserved for Bella’s encounters with Edward. All they have to do is look at each other and my lappie monitor melts. He is resolved that he won’t touch her purity. She is resolved to touch his depravity. Thus, they arrive at an impasse. It’s as though there is music playing for them as they stare at each other—they are separate from one another, not touching, but somehow, cherry.blossomz still creates an intricate dance between them.

My absolute favorite erotic scene involves nothing more than Bella and Edward sharing a plum. They are riding their bikes, and stop to have a snack. Bella bites into the ripe plum, then offers some to Edward. He reaches over, and instead of taking it from Bella and biting into it, he merely grabs her wrist and bites into it while it is still in her hands. Bella then bites it again, and it is the sexiest thing in the world.

I would do you an incredible disservice to give more potent details here; do yourself a favor, and discover the story’s many gems. They are so good, and you will find yourself just as compelled to read as Edward is to troll for sexual encounters. I promise.

Teal - My fellow Pervs have been talking this story for weeks, and while I completely trusted their judgment in the high level of UNFnacity that cherry.blossomz has created, I simply didn’t have time to dig into a brand new multi-chap. When my opportunity finally came around, I found myself glued to my BlackBerry and/or computer, depending on where I was and what I had to do. During my moments of freedom at home, I was sitting at my desk, enraptured by the intensity and deep complications of this story. When it was time to make dinner, I pulled up the chapter I was currently on and stood at the stove with my phone in one hand and a spatula in the other. Waiting in line at the grocery store? I was reading Righteous and Wicked. Those ten minutes between laying down in bed and actually falling asleep? Yup, I would read until my eyelids sagged and I passed out.

Basically, I was obsessed.

While I was skeptical at first about the way the third person POV flip flopped, I quickly realized how well cherry.blossomz made it work for her story. Not everyone could pull that off, so I see it as a sign of a top notch author. Oh, and the fuckhotness of each and every encounter between Edward and Bella, even when they sort of kind of hated each other. The heat and passion between them, despite the way they appear to be living on opposite sides of the spectrum, builds to a twitch-inducing peak, and somehow, it stays there throughout the entire story.

The thing that really gets me about this story is that the way Edward and Bella finally get together intimately (AKA when then finally fuck) has the potential to be a little upsetting to the hopeless romantic in all of us . . . and yet it is so fucking sexy and works for them.

In this most recent update, just posted on Sunday, cherry.blossomz has KILLED. ME. DED.

There is a distinct juxtaposition between Bella’s meddling friends, scheming to “protect” her from Edward, and the absolute most intense love scene of the story thus far. As Edward and Bella descend deeper and deeper into their tangled game, Edward battling between his addiction and his developing feelings for Bella, the side-shots of Rosalie and Alice’s conversation creates worry for that side of the situation. It’s clear that shit is about to hit the fan, and the question is posed as to whether all these newly emerging feelings between the lovers will withstand an attack, or if it will all implode with Bella’s friends’ plan.

If you have any doubts about this story, let me just leave you with this little taste of the UNF...

He releases her lips, and then he rises up slightly to watch his cock moving in and out of her, and Bella watches too.
The image is so erotic, and intimate, and dirty. She feels herself reaching a peak. It's like something inside of her needs to break free. Her skin vibrates, and she comes. She comes so hard she whimpers, and digs her nails deeply into Edward's shoulder.
He doesn't give her any respite; he leans back and pulls her body on top of him into his lap. He kisses and sucks at her neck, and whispers, "This is me you're with, I'm here, I'm with you…"
And she knows what he means.

Trin - I think I am going to have to send Emmy a big box of chocolates for turning us onto such a delicious story. As many of the others of the Pack have said this story has UST so hot you literally will stay up much later than what would be considered appropriate for a responsible adult just to read more. The character development cherry.blossomz delivers with this story is fantastic and you don’t feel as if it is all just leading up to a lemon (though the lemons are AMAZING)!

I loved that cherry.blossomz wrote an AH Edward that reminded me so much of a Vampward due to his sexual addiction. The talk of his thirst and need is so reminiscent of Meyer’s Twilight that it added another layer entirely to the story. With the cold weather upon us, I’d say hunker down with Righteous and Wicked because it is guaranteed to make you hot. Very hot.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tit for Tat: World AIDS Day


We here in the Shack love reading smut and looking at pretty porny things, but we also love you. Yes, each and every one of you -- reader, writer, blog follower, and Twitter pal. That’s why we feel it’s important to take pause every once in a while and get serious. Don’t worry, though, we have some fun in store!

December 1st is World AIDS Day. This year marks the 22nd time that World AIDS Day has been observed. World AIDS Day was first conceived by the WHO to raise awareness and inspire activism. It was coordinated by UNAIDS until the campaign was so big that the World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization in 2004. The theme for World AIDS Day 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'.

Many younger people in the fandom probably don’t remember a time before the use of antiretroviral medication became the standard of care for people living with HIV. Before the advent of ART (antiretroviral therapy), HIV was an immediate death sentence for many people. These medications have increased the lifespan of someone with HIV by thirteen years (The Lancet, 2008). The increase in life expectancy is dependent upon early treatment and compliance with the drug protocol.

When they were first invented, these drugs were only available in high income countries because the annual cost was so high. Through generic manufacturing and pressure on the drug companies to lower their prices, these drugs are now available for about 40 cents (US$) a day. Organizations like The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief distribute ART to millions of people around the world.

Despite these advances, HIV/AIDS is still a worldwide health crisis. In 2009 an estimated 1.8 million people died of AIDS, 2.6 million people were newly diagnosed, and there were 33.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS, worldwide (figures obtained here). While the great majority of infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa, the virus continues to infect millions of people each year—many of whom have not been tested and don't know that they carry the virus. While in the US the largest means of transmission of the virus is via male to male sexual contact, worldwide women are disproportionately affected. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia the epidemic is spreading among intravenous drug users and their sexual partners. Children are affected by the virus both as orphans and as carriers of the virus.

Protect yourself:

* Use male or female condoms correctly each time you have sex. Use a condom or a dental dam each time you have oral sex.

* Practice only non-penetrative sex.

* Be in a monogamous relationship with an uninfected, faithful partner with no other risk behavior.

* Abstain from sex.

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing has a wonderful interactive graphic with rebuttals to common excuses for not using a condom.

If you have questions or need information about how to get tested help is only a text away.

Stopping the spread of HIV isn't just about education it's about changing how we see sex. Safe sex is sexy, and we should all see it that way. Here is an impressive list of smutty fics that do their part to show that being safe and responsible is sexy.

Discovery of Bella Swan by mskathy
Reality Minus Expectations by mjinapsen
Decoy by 107yearoldvirgin
Sub Plans by SnowWhiteHeart
The Cocky and the Cougar by ikss
The Cullen Campaign by belladonna1472
Darkness by Cherry Blossmz
If Lovin You is Wrong by bsmog
The Screamers by KiyaRaven
Be Careful What You Wish For by Whitlock_Masen
Just Like Chocolate by FarDareisMai2
Mergers and Acquisitions by Touchstone67
Sothern Charm by Meikela
Flying High with Silver Wings by FloridaChickie
Landscapes by lambcullen
Sketchbook Revelations by PolkaDotMama
Potential by Rosmarina
Over The Top by Starfish422
Deep Dish by Starfish422

This list is by no means comprehensive. Feel free to comment and tell us about your favorite fics that show how much a turn on safe sex can really be.

For more information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, ways you can help, and ways to keep yourself protected, visit these websites:
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malria
The World Health Organization
World AIDS Campaign
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
US Centers for Disease Control
National Health Service UK
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Pervy Picspiration


Emmy wants your words. (amongst other things...) Every week Emmy will post a pic or 2 - containing phwoarrrr-worthy blokes from across the seas, some hunks from closer to home and sometimes some dangerously delish knickers and lingerie. What do we want from you in return? Well...... We want you to be inspired by these pics and to leave Emmy a delish drabble or longer story inspired by the pic(s).

Leave your story offering in the comments section and, if you want to, post it to your FF account (pm the link to Emmy at http://www.fanfiction.net/~pippapear) mentioning the PPSS, by the following Wednesday. Each Friday Emmy will reveal her fave (entirely personal & subjective opinions belonging to Emmy) and at the same time post the next pervy picspiration for your pleasure. Non-Canon writers don’t despair - Emmy might be tragically WussPerv©, but there are plenty of equal opportunity pervs in the pack longing to read those if Emmy turp’s out.

Emmy is DYING to see what dirty delights you are going to come up with...

*Please make sure your story offering is in line with our mission statement

Last week I besseched you to blind me with hot words from the following prompts:

As ever you did me proud...

Yet again Dellaterra more than delivered, this week she delighted us all to a teasing new chapter in her Pervy Picspiration Drabbles. Gah, this drabble left me VERY hot and bothered, it was a Garrett POV of a Jasper/Garrett tale. We REALLY need more of this, I INSIST! ;) and I am very confident that SweetDulci, will join me in this.

This week, I was really chuffed to welcome two authors new to our Pervy Picspirations! Yay! So lets make eddiebelle69 and very welcome! I love it when new authors come to join in our smutty wee party. I hope we see both of these authors again very soon!

In Mystery Dancer, eddiebelle69 chose to focus on an Jasper that liked to watch, she used my second picture prompt, and made Jasper transfixed by a dirty dancer with a lace mask and tight corset. . . But I personally think she left us all hanging.... Who else wants more?! ;)

TruceOver teased us with a suggestive Heidi/Demetri drabble, its not posted on ff unfortunately! :( But you can read it in the comments from last week’s post I know a member or two of Team Tag that want more of this one! ;)

We got a longer treat from XeniiasOblivion who gave us a smut filled O/S in Pervy Picspiration. In this our narrator Leah details a playful ‘masked’ night between herself, Edward and Bella. Where no-one is excluded from the Lemony fun and happy endings! ;) There is lots more we want to know about this set-up. Is this a first-time occurrence, a one-off, or a regular piece of fun between them. They seemed to have no hesitation with each other, with Bella being at both Edward’s and Leah’s call...

Go show TruceOver, XeniiasOblivion, eddiebelle69, and dellaterra some love please! Make sure you alert/subscribe to these authors for more naughty treats.

SO happy thanksgiving folks! Did you all have fun? I hope so, as you know I am in Blighty, and Thanksgiving is something we don’t celebrate here, but I think we all like to be thankful for different things regardless. Sometimes we can be thankful for the same things.... Here are 2 pictures that make me very thankful. Thankful for the weight and swell of soft breasts, sheer fabrics, the art of suggestion and the gods of cock and V’s on hips. Lets all pay our thanks to the above shall we? Let’s give them lip service, and the honor of words in print...

Hit me! I know you are loving reading all these delights as much as I am! So... why don’t you enter in a wee treat of a drabble, O/S or chapter for me? Or encourage a friend who you KNOW is dying to write but is too scared. I was thrilled to see new faces, who let me pop their Pervy Picspiration cherries for them... But I also adore seeing familiar faces back again, so don’t be shy please folks.... So show me what you have got. Be it long or short, complex or straightforward, I really am not fussy as long as its your words. Get pervy. Get writing!

I’m waiting.........

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

COCKtails and other Culinary Delights: Thanksgiving Treats


Who doesn’t love a good COCKtail or a decadent sweet treat? COCKtails and Other Culinary Delights is a special feature full of fabulously pervy recipes and how-tos for COCKtails, sweet treats, and other food-related pleasures. We’ll have all sorts of smuttastic ideas for a girl’s night out on the town or a “quiet” evening at home.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner for those of us in the U.S., I thought I’d take a little time to share some of my favorite baked goods. Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is all about how much food you can make and stuff inside your body, and one of the highlights is of course dessert.

But this is the Perv Pack Smut Shack, which means we won’t be focusing on the traditional stuff. Oh no, we’ll be focusing on all kinds of smut-rich goodies.

Feel free to use a standard cake mix and your favorite (non-store bought) frosting for any of these cakes. Note, you can order pans or just get your hands dirty and free hand it!

Peen Cakes
Peen cakes have become a staple at many bachelorette parties, and here are a couple that I really love! Sadly, I searched long and hard (heh) for a Parkapeen cake, but to no avail... so all you bakers out there, get on it!

I loved both of these, because they were different than some of the more basic (ahem) peens I’ve seen. Cum and get some with this “my orgasm was so intense, I exploded inside her” cake.

And what about this Dom/sub peen cake! “Yes, Mistress.”

For those of you brave enough to try this at home, you can get a peen pan here. They have all kinds of goodies, including peen cupcake tins for the teeny men in your life!

And if it’s not obvious how to do this peen cake making, check out how to video.

Pussy Cupcakes
I first saw these cupcakes when my darling Subtlepen shared them with me. She knows all about my love for baking, and in a conversation at a sex toy party, she told me about these. I’m desperately trying to find a reason and event to make these! I love that these come in all shapes and colors... just like all of us.

Oh my darling, petal...

Ass Cake
Given this fandom’s love for the buttsecks, I’ve decided to include this image of an asscake. The Pack rec’d Sweet Tooth by Macflan in August during a OSW post. MacFlan included this in their story, and I had to share it with all of you!

To be completely honest, I’m minorly horrified by this cake, but I couldn’t not include it.

Boob Cakes
What man (or woman) doesn’t love a good pair of boobs? So for a bachelor(ette) party or any other fun event where a good pair are needed, try making something like this!

After a long day at work, take it all off... slowly.

Or enjoy a little peep show with these cute little bras.

Just like with the peen cakes, I’m including a boob cake pan for you to get your bake on.

Lastly, since it’s Thanksgiving, and we all love a little pie...

Happy Thanksgiving from The Perv Pack!

The Lemon Report 11/23/11


The Lemon Report - Fancy finding out what is on the FF bookshelves of the Pervy Girls of the PPSS? The lemon report lets you know our personal favorite updates of the week, and why you should give the fic a try.... It’s a great place to trawl for new recc’s and don’t forget to share your favorite update with us by leaving us a comment.

Forever Young
by dellaterra

Em/Ro/??, AU, Poly, O/S

Jeanne - I picked up this one shot after being badgered by several people on twitter. In fact, Chele and Teal recc’d it on the Big Gay Emmett edition of Going Deep. Now, don’t let that fool you. This isn’t a slash fic, not exclusively at least. This is bisexual, vamp Emmett. Oh yeah, this is in character, well written and so fucking sexy. Forever Young is a refreshingly original fic idea, and it shows us a lot of unexplored details about Rose and Emmett’s past. The sex pushes boundaries even as it dampens panties. I am so glad that I finally got a chance to read it.

Take the Ice
by bellamarie117
E/B, AH, Multi-Ch, Complete

Emmy - I had BellaMarie on author alert due to an excellent O/S she had written, but I hadn’t dived into this brillo fic, even though tons of folk I trust were reccing it to me & going ga-ga on twitter over it.. STUPID ME!

I finally read it this week. I really enjoyed this fic once I dove in. Edward is ADORABLE in it. So ruddy cute. the sex scenes are fabulous and I loved how natural Bella’s sexual development was. This is a long fic, and if you are reading it as a complete fic, as I did, the chapters do feel pretty long, so break it up a wee bitty. But the last chapters you will probably like me desperate to read in a oner to find out how their dreams pan out. Cute, fluffy & yummy.

Hi, Honey I’m Home
by Luvorink
E/B, AH, O/S

Emmy - I read this the other day & its just a wee bit of fun, but its cute & sexy. I like the atypical slice of domestic bliss it presents. Its not smutty, its suggestive & made me feel quite warm and happy. Cute.

When Fiction Become Reality
by Bittenev

Emmy - I CANNOT tell you how thankful I was that this fic was updated this week! I had given it up for a lost cause! But huzzah! We got an update instead. An update that gave our poor leads some alone time at last, in a library no less. Who doesn’t enjoy library make-outs? I cannot wait for more, This E/B go through years of misunderstanding of each others feelings. Making their confessions all the sweeter to me. Bliss!

One Weekend
by Storm Dragonfly
B/C, AU, Complete!

Chele - Oh Holy Shit how did I not know this was out there? It’s like Storm Dragonfly reached into my pants and pulled out this awesome AU Bella/Carlisle reality where they get a free weekend pass. Okay, nothing is free. The emotional weight of Edward’s request that Carlisle give Bella the sexual experience he knows he can’t is what makes this so intense and lovely. I was thrilled by watching them grow closer and establish their intimacy in anticipation of coming together sexually. The level of love and trust between Carlisle and Bella makes the experience incredibly hot. Like, panting, lip biting, holding your breath while you read hot. I am SO thrilled that this was suggested by one of the Going Deep girls, and couldn’t wait to share it with my fellow non-canon shippers.

Source Code Compatible
by Naelany
AH, Em/Jasper, Slash, O/S

Chele - I was so, so happy to see an Emmett / Jasper fic tucked into the Thirty Days of Emmett project which is loving up my inbox for the next month. It’s Emmett’s first day on the job, and Jasper is his boss. Will they let propriety get in the way of chemistry? Naelany does such a beautiful job with these boys, and while I would have been perfectly satisfied with unmitigated porn, she gave us a beautiful, simple, drabble prompted story. Oh, and some intense lovin’. Unf.

Jen - Drabbles are like flourless chocolate cake, so rich, so delicious, and so perfect in a such a small package. I’m often blown away at the depth of emotion and character that an author can convey in so few words. Nae does a beautiful job here, and you will not feel cheated by a lemon via drabble. So hot.

I Wept Not
by Arcadian Maggie
AU, J/E, WIP, Slash

Jen - Arcadian Maggie kills me on a regular basis with this story. She does such a fabulous job of retelling the Saga, and her words... I wish I could roll around in her words, like they were 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Gorgeous, lush writing. This chapter brings the NM portion of the story to a close and we get a lemon for these two sweet boys who have been apart from each other for too long.

Chele - So happy that these boys have been able to come together and start to move beyond some of the anguish they’ve experience. Their intimacy is sweet and loving, and well worth having waited for.

Fall to Ruin One Day
by Sleepyvalentina

Jen - I’m pretty sure Sleepyvalentina is trying to prove that spontaneous combustion is possible via the written word alone. When Edward and Bella first meet, she is inexperienced and naive--and hopelessly attracted to him. Sleepyval’s got the UST dialed up as high as it will go, and though they don’t go very far, the kissing and physical intimacy they do share is going to light you on fire.

Jess - So, I’ve had this story open in one of my tabs for a while now, meaning to read it whenever I got the chance. Seeing Jen rec it here was just the push I need. She is so right. The UST is unfreaking real, being the addict I am, I need more... like now! I love the split time of telling their story. Bella’s lack of filter cracks me up, and I’m very intrigued with this Edward. Lots of fun and UST to be had.

Deep Dish
by Starfish422
AH, WIP, OCs- Jack & Jacey

Jen - Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard of Starfish422’s Edward/Jasper story, Over the Top. Deep Dish is a sequel of sorts, telling the story of two original characters we first met in OTT, Jack and Jacey. I love these characters and the world Starfish has created. Jacey is finally living in the same city as Jack, and the two are working through the issues that led to the splintering of their relationship. They’ve both grown in their time apart, and trust has been slowly and steadily rebuilt. There’s been lots of kissing, some grinding on the dance floor, and now, finally, they are back in bed together. It’s oh-so-good--sexy as hell and moving all at once.

Teal - How happy was I to see this update in my box? SO HAPPY! Jack and Jacey do magical things to my heart and my girly parts, and they totally make me want to be a gay man. That’s how much I love them. I want to take these characters and love the shit out of them and then watch them fuck all night long. Finally seeing their reunion -- of love, of coupledom, of hap-hap-happy times in the pants -- it was utterly perfect. I shall hereby name all my future children Katie in honor of the UNFtastic Ms. Starfishy *squee*

by bmango
E/J, Slash, O/S

Chele - Edward is a reluctant participant in his best friend Emmett’s bachelor party camping weekend. Jasper is Emmett’s best man, has connections in the park service, and the body of a Grecian god. A little sun, lot of beer, and a warm campfire and we have true love found under twinkling stars. Oh, and a bit of Swoon and Unf. Adorable. Loved this.

Jess - After seeing the description for this, I just had to read it. It was so lighthearted and fun, and shirtless boys sitting around a campfire being themselves... yeah, unf!

Emmy - You know me by now don’t you? I just had to scamper off & read this fic, after my girls gave it such a glowing write-up above... And well, I am very very glad that I did! Cute and sexy with a lovely setting. Its a perfect one-shot. This might have been my favourite couple of lines. (yes I did snigger!)

"Well, I didn't bring them specifically for this," I explain, feeling the blush color my cheeks again. "It's, you know, dirty in the woods."
He chuckles, shaking his head slightly as he pulls his shorts back up. "That it is, Edward."

Written in Stone
by TruceOver
Emmett/Edward, AH, Slash, O/S

Jess - As I was reading this, I felt so many different emotions, and to be honest, it’s hard to put into words how I truly feel walking away from this. There’s so much love, desperation, and fear built in, and the way TruceOver paints their relationship, the lovin’ and sexy times, is so subtle and yet vivid. I really loved this.

Jeanne - I have been haunted by this story, and I read it several days ago. Actually, as soon as it posted. TruceOver won my heart with A Tale of Two Cities, and not I will not hesitate to read anything else that she writes. Written in Stone did not disappoint. While it’s tone is darker than A Tale of Two Cities, the relationship between Ed and Emmett is even more intense in this one shot.

A Tale of Two Cities
by TruceOver
Emmett/Edward, AH, Slash, WIP

Kitty - Alrighty, I know this fic has been fawned over already by my lovely pervs but I’m a new passenger on the slash train so I’m catching up. I can’t begin to tell you how ridiculously stupid happy this fic has made me! Oh how I’d love to just watch Emmett and Edward interact because I love them so effin hard! I’m a huge Emmett fan anyway and I adore him to the enth degree. I love how he is in here, so sweet and so...Emmett, just one big giant ball of cheesy goodness. This one is most definitely now on my alerts list and I’m sure I’ll squeal like a little piglet when it updates next!

Jeanne - I’m joining in just to gloat. This is one of those fics that I will reread the latest chapter just to savor it while I wait for an update. I’m also savoring the hotness that is Felix. *shivers with delight* Oh yes, Felix.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Giving Thanks

The Pervy Ladies here at the Smut Shack have been feeling awfully appreciative lately to be involved in such a vibrant community full of strong, intelligent women (and super awesome Twiboys). We thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on a few stories that we are particularly thankful to have had the opportunity to read, and give a little thanks to the authors that were good enough to share them with us.

Feel free to do the same, and share yours with us in the comments below.
Chele is thankful for......
Homecoming by Winterstale, because it captures the passion and intensity of young love during war time. At this time of year, those brave souls who serve are never far from my heart. This story proved to me that fic could, indeed make me feel so deeply as to wrench a tear from my cold, cold heart.

…...NeverendingMathEquation, whose intricate and real characters exemplify why Happily Ever After is more about personal growth than romantic success. Twanza created an amazing story whose passion and complexity taught me that sometimes the key to living is to experience grand failure.The journey is always worth it. I have read this story a ridiculous number of times, and never fail to find new symbolism, or fall in love with every character. Especially Carlise... and Emmett... and Aro... You get the point.

…. The Book of Peter, because ElleCC gave me the happy ending for Son of a Preacher Man’s Jasper that I never knew I always wanted. LaViePastiche created such an amazingly layered character, and the resolution of that awesome story, while perfect and whole, left me aching for Jasper. I had become attached and invested. ElleCC made it alllllll better. She gave us an alternate where Jasper and Peter have soul wrenching and slightly awkward, yet incredibly hot sexytimes. My pants would like to write a separate Thank you note of their own to Elle.

…..Stories that make me love characters I am usually disinterested in. Forsight led me to find a kinship with Alice, who obviously shares my passion for a certain leading man. I won’t spoil the surprise, but DahliaBlack made me want to give Alice a high five by the time I was done reading this hot little story.

…..... stories like C56 by ss10, and The Beauty Within by afragilelittlehuman that have characters with a physical handicap who love and are loved without limitation, and whose sexuality isn’t treated as a fetish. I am thankful for the gift of perspective I’ve gotten from reading these stories, and for their quality and straightforward presentation. Thank you both for keeping it so real.

Jeanne is thankful for...

...brave writers like mothlights that wrote the amazing 5 Nights Near the Battlefield at Laredo. A lush, intricate, and flawlessly executed AU pre-canon fic, not only featuring a wonderfully characterized Jasper, but the fleshing out of the underutilized Volturi guard Chelsea. It is tragic that there aren’t more sexy, well written non-canon pairing fics like this in the Twilight fan fiction fandom. We would be the better for it. I know I’m better for having read and fallen in love with this enchanting story.

...that a talented writer like mjinaspen took a chance on writing a Leah/Edward story for a fan fiction challenge, and gave the world Hair of the Dog. This raw, real and skillfully crafted story not only showed the fandom the possibility of a different kind of HEA, but it taught more readers to love Leah, the way that I do. It is a dream come true to see such a wonderful story written so well, by amazing women like mjinaspen.

...A Tale of Two Cities by TruceOver showing without a shadow of a doubt that Twilight Fan Fiction is NOT dead! In fact, this wonderful, well written and compelling fan fiction only reminds me that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Twilight fan fiction. Thank you TruceOver for putting so much love and talent into this captivating story that truly transcends the genres of slash and fan fiction.

...sexy, seductive Blue Jeans and BandAids by YellowGlue. She not only showed us how insanely sexy canon Sam really is, but she also gave us a brave and crazy Bella that’s smart enough to take sexy risks, instead of stupid ones. I was wary of this pairing, but by the end of the smoldering one shot I was convinced that there should be way more fic for Sam/Bella. Thank you for showing the fandom that Edward isn’t the only sexy man in the Twilight series.

…a fabulous Angela fic called Do You Want to? by Winterstale. Angela has so much unrealized potential in fan fiction, and Winterstale answered the called with a fuckhot May December romance that made me want to hump the arm of my couch. As a lover of non-canon pairings, this well written, sexy and heartfelt fic is a delightful gift.

Jennifer is thankful for...

...fanfiction. Yeah, yeah, that’s kind of broad. Fanfiction has allowed me an outlet to be silly, to be pervy--to act like a twelve year old boy. I am thankful for all of the fanfics that have expanded my definition of what’s erotic. Most of all, I’m thankful for the stories that have introduced me to a community of amazing women and writers.

I read a bewildering amount of fic, pretty much every type and pairing, and I wish I could mention one from every genre. Here are just a few of the stories that I’m thankful for...

Finding Home by Jennde is a beautifully written historical romance centered around the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jennde is faithful to the era her story takes place in. Some may find the lemons chaste, but Edward and Bella’s relationship makes their sexual relationship just as hot as any explicit citrus. Beyond a beautiful story that owned my heart from the first word to the last, I also discovered my twin--Jennde and I are so alike, it’s almost scary.

...Philadelphic’s  La Canzone della Bella Cigna blows my mind on a chapter-by-chapter basis. How Philadelphic has managed to weave such an intricate, scary, sexy, *and* funny AU is beyond me. I’m constantly amazed at her talent. I’m thankful both for the story and the free musical education she’s giving us all.

...Lone Wolves by adharmic is a gorgeous o/s full of delicious hurt and enough UST to power a small town. I’m so thankful to have read this incarnation of Jasper and Leah.

Teal is thankful for...

...everyone who feeds my love of supporting characters like Peter and Garrett by bumping them up into a starring role in fic, or just keeping them as a support but making them all fuckhot and appealing. This would most certainly include Rochelle Allison, who has turned Garrett into one of Bella’s love interests in several fics (calm down, E/B shippers, she always works things back to canon eventually) because, well...I don’t need to explain. Garrett is sexy and beautiful and ummy nummy nummy. I can appreciate him in basically any pairing. And of course, we all know how I feel about Peter. From overprotective twin brother Peter in LaViePastiche and ElleCC’s The First Breath to sexy cyclist Peter in SubtlePen’s Cardboard, I can never get enough. Keep him canon with Charlotte? Great. Mix him with Bella? Delicious. Slash him with Jasper? Yes fucking please. Give it allllll to me! Most of all, I’m thankful for our diverse community of readers and writers, who never cease to amaze me with all the new and exciting ideas and initiatives they bring to our lovely fandom.

Jess is thankful for...

... like Jenn, fanfiction. I’m grateful for truly well written stories, some of which are no longer available to read, and some, like Where the Sidewalk Ends by by Bronzehairedgirl620, that remind me just how much talent exists in this fandom. I’m thankful for others that have opened my eyes to things I had never appreciated, and in some cases, had never even heard about.

For a long time, I stuck strictly to Edward/Bella fics (which I still love and cling to), but through exploration and the desire to see and read more, I was slowly introduced to slash - All I Ever Knewby manyafandom
- and polyamourous relationships - The Trip Home by MsKathy. Many others since then have pushed my preconceived notions and challenged me to think differently about love and relationships.

I’m grateful for my fellow pervs who are constantly encouraging me to branch out and explore alternate pairings - Bella/Carlisle in Near to You by Caitlinlaurie or Edward/Leah in Hair of the Dog by mjinaspen.

As a whole, I’m just grateful for this fandom, for the beautiful, intelligent, and strong women (and men) who willingly share their talents with all of us each day. Thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of such a vibrant community.

Emmy is thankful for...

(Forgive me if I do this wrong, we don’t do Thanksgiving in the UK - especially as your holiday celebrates getting rid of us! Hahahahahaha)

Like many of my perv’s before me, I am thankful for the fandom even existing..... I think the fandom, and certainly my interaction with it has changed over the two years I have been part of it. I was really lucky this year to fly over from Blighty to Comic Con and put proper faces and voices to the folk I have considered friends for a long time now. I am thankful I got the opportunity to do so.

I am VERY thankful for my girls in the PPSS, the girls who founded it, some of whom I am thankfully still in frequent contact with, and the lovely girls who make up PPSS 2.00 and have allowed the PPSS to flourish and move with the times. Stay smutty ladies. I love you all. <3 Special thanks at this point have to be given to Ninapolitan, without whom the PPSS blog would never have started, it was her initial idea, and her enthusiasm, motivation and kick-arse organizational skills that meant we ever got started and lasted our first year! I am doubly lucky as I consider Nina to be a special and constant friend within and beyond the fandom.

I am thankful to so many stories within this fandom. Too many to mention. One I always mention but have to again is The Mirrors by Adorable Cullens. AC really is an accomplished writer. This story is perfection in my eyes, and deserves to be sitting on bookshelves internationally.

I initially couldn’t read AU stories, as I couldn’t find any good ones. So I read a plethora of AH stories instead. Many of which sadly are no longer available. One of the AU stories that turned me on to the delights of AU is Behind the Clouds by Echoes of Twilight (it’s not smutty as yet, but I think it will be! I can’t say anymore without giving the story away, but it deffo reignited my fire for AU fics, so I HAVE to mention it as it’s INCREDIBLE!)

I am thankful for the laugh I have daily on twitter with random fandom people. What a nice bunch you are. I am also thankful for all the amazing recc’s I get through twitter too. Keep them coming please ladies (and gents). And please, please, please, PLEASE do keep giving us feedback and suggestion in our comments sections, on twitter and by email. We need you dear Pervlings to keep the Smut Shack alive! ;) I thank you all for being part of this fabbio blog, that I love to death.

Kimpy is thankful for...

Before I list the pieces I am thankful for, I have to preface it with one comment: More than anything, I am thankful for the Fandom in general, because it has genuinely changed my life in dramatic and positive ways. Seriously. I will be forever grateful for these experiences.

When I first started reading Fanfic, I started on Twlighted, and I would only read E/B canon stories. Yes, I have ventured much more broadly since then. but still; everyone has to start somewhere! The first story I got hooked on was The List, by Laura Cullen. Just the thought that Edward and Bella could experiment sexually before that got married left my undies in a bundle (I know, TMI). I loved the story so much, I created a screen name just so that I could review it. I remember anxiously awaiting every update. I also remember thinking I would never use my screen name again. HA! How my world has changed! Laura Cullen is also the first author I corresponded with, so she popped my fic cherry in many, many ways. Her story is just FUCKHOT. GAH!!

I first heard of MsKathy because she betaed every one of my favorite stories. It took me a while to discover that she wrote, too. The Trip Home, by MsKathy was the first story I read by her, and it blew me away. I loved how she was able to develop a mentally and sexually healthy trio, together for all the best reasons. Don’t get me wrong, the lemons were amazing, but this story meant so much more to me than that. MsKathy has a way of infusing such goodness and sensibility into her characters, and I fell madly in love with all three of them. TTH Esme is one of my favorite incarnations as well. I fucking love every single moment of this story. *happy sigh*

A story that was instrumental in changing some of my views about the range of healthy sexuality is The Submissive, by Tara Sue Me. I had so many misconceptions about BDSM before I read this. I assumed it was all about Masters treating their subs like slaves, all pain and humiliation and degradation. It opened my mind to so much, for which I will always be thankful.

The most recent story for which I am thankful is Dead On My Feet, by Cesca Marie. It isn’t merely because it is impeccably written that this story means so much to me. As a Pediatric ICU nurse, I deal with kids who have bone marrow transplants (BMT) all the time. As such, I see the worst cases, and many of them never make it back to the general care floor, much less get well and get discharged. I rarely see the ones that recover. Her story has not only allowed me to see the more positive side of a BMT, but also has opened my eyes to what it is like to go through the entire process of nearly dying from the patient’s perspective. I think one of the most important things she has accomplished via this story, however, is that she deals with sexuality in such a realistic and healthy way. There is so much more to the human sexual experience than the just act of sex. Cesca Marie really delves deeply into the complex layers of who we are as humans and how it relates to the roles we play when and how we choose to become intimate with one another. Truly a treasure, this fic.

Finally, I want to shout out my thanks to all the authors whose stories have touched me in so many ways--I wish I could list everyone here, but there are certain to be people I miss. Some of my favorite stories they’ve written are no longer available, and thus they couldn’t really be listed, but I continue to remember them fondly. A huge thank you to: AdorableCullens; Algonquinrt/D0tpark3r; Angry Badger Girl; Betty Smith; Lolashoes; Manyafandom; Mrs.TheKing; WriteOnTime; all the PPSS authors whom I love, but need to remain unlisted for the sake of impartiality. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!!

Kitty is thankful for...

... Twilighted because that is where my fandom journey began. Yeah, I’m a backwards kitty and knew about the fics on Twilighted before I ever knew Fanfiction.net existed. Unfortunately the very first fic I ever read is no longer in circulation, however...

...Anticipation by Bella c’ella luna, the very first fic I read on Fanfiction. It was the first canon type fic I’d read and it was, and still is, oh so tasty with the sexy times.

...Oceans of Doubt by Belindella, my current obsession. It’s so much fun to read and I adore this fic so much and reminds me with every update that the fandom is still alive and kicking and not going anywhere soon!

Finally, I am eternally thankful for all of the beautiful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet online and in person. My wee kitty life is far richer and fuller to have all of these wonderful women in it. I adore each and everyone one of you more than I can even begin to express in words. Thank you fandom!!

Thanks to all the PPSS readers.
We are nothing without you.