Monday, October 31, 2011

Team Wussperv: Shop Woman by Zhivago3

Team Wussperv, this team is made up of myself, Emmy aka Pippapear, Jess aka Jessypt, & Trin aka TFX or NaughtySparkle. Plus we might every so often have one of our other pervs crash our party, as the fluffy goodness appeals to them too much!

I'm sure you're wondering what the fuck a wussperv is, right? A wussperv is someone that is...

A) Tragically canon
B) Loathes angst (when in massive doses)
C) Loves smut
D) Needs a Happy-Ever-After

We love to read new fluffy recc’s. :) Please let us know your favourite WussPerv friendly fic. It might be Team WussPervs next recc!

The Team WussPerv Pick is...

Title: Shop Woman
Author: Zhivago3
Reviews: 214
Summary: A glimpse of her in a corset was all it took to capture his imagination. Will he act on impulse or keep her a mere fantasy? Entry for Curvaceous and Bodacious contest... CONTINUED!

Emmy - **Does jumpy happy clappy (lame) dance** Did you see that we have a non-WP on board today?? DID YOU?! Yep! To be honest, I think her review will mean more than mine. It’s no shock if I love a well-written fluffy tale is it? But to get one of our Going Deep experts on board? You just know you have hit the goldmine! :)

I struggle with Emmett fics, for the simple reason that he reminds me of my own brother, especially in the films. So I always have to do a major disconnect when I read them, which can often interfere with enjoying the story. But this story, breaks through all the fandom Rosalie cliches so well I just had to get all caught up in it!! I think almost every AH Rosalie I have read takes the beauty queen stereotype to the letter or even polarises it. Any layers to Rosalie stem from maintaining that ice queen/beauty queen crown aka amphetamines, eating-disorders, addictions, isolation, bitchyness etc etc. Do a Rosalie checklist for the last AH you read, chances are it contained at least 2 of the above. (But hey, if it didn’t? Can you let us know of it please!). So, this Rosalie is a breath of fresh air. Instead we have the canon qualities of strength, loyalty, bravery and deep love for those she cares about. It’s that first quality of strength that epitomises this Rosalie for me.

She has the strength to be all woman, to be able to keep up with Emmett, and to give Emmett exactly what he needs emotionally, and oh woah, physically as well! Their sexual connection and chemistry is intense and powerful. Emmett gets to indulge and sate every urge and find pleasure in Rosalie's strength and warmth he never knew existed.

He worships her, and she completes him. Pretty good balance I think. This is not another of those AH fics, where Rosalie makes Emmett run around after her like an eager and boring puppy. Together they just are better. And to read about physical worship like theirs? Yum, yum, yum. So go on! You must read this fic. It’s so cute, has great characters, it's happy and intense, and has killer sex and passion. Everyone needs an Emmett to confirm their true worth. And reading about this Emmett, helps us to see our own sex appeal and value. Let someone love and adore you for WHO you ARE.

Jess - I am so excited about the story we are bringing you for this month’s Team Wussperv rec. It’s a little different and a whole lot of fun! Originally part of the Curvaceous and Bodacious contest, Shop Woman is the story of a deliciously curvy, corset-wearing Rosalie, owner of a local plus sized lingerie shop and Emmett, a local very well-to-do bachelor who find love in all the best ways. It’s one of those stories that’s light, almost over the top fluffy, and full of canon lovin’, easily earning WP status!

For those of you who are feeling less than excited about a non-Edward/Bella story, let me encourage you to read this one. It’s a great way to explore other characters in a safe, canon way. Shop Woman gives us a glimpse into all the characters we know and love in a fun, light-hearted way. Each of the secondary characters play a critical role, and ... and Zhivago3 does a great job of really making them all click and pop!

So, with that business out of the way, are you ready for some fun?

Emmett, as I mentioned above, is quite wealthy and constantly finds himself on dates with women with whom his mother has set him up, and while there’s lots of lovin’ (implied, not stated) it’s clearly lacking. But after a chance encounter with Rose - in a corset that she totally rocks - he can’t get her out of his head. He goes from aloof, bored socialite to horny as hell pursuer of all things Rose.

The story starts with him in the bathroom at an upscale restaurant taking matters into his own hands. Literally.

As he palmed his shaft, he leaned against the door and started pumping up and down. That it was his third time that day didn't faze him, that it was his fourteenth time in the past three days? Well now, that was something. He hadn't jerked off this much since he was in high school.    
He threw his head back and in his mind, focused on a pair of lusciously, bouncy tits. With every step she took, they quivered and jiggled pleasingly. Shit, they looked so soft, so fucking touchable. His balls were tight beneath the fabric of his boxers. His tip was wet and sticky thinking about the way her broad shoulders gave way to her long arms. He would have given anything just to feel her hands on him... anywhere.

In the process, he realizes he’s never going to get her out of his head. So... he dumps his date, Lauren, and runs to the lingerie shop. A locked door, a rough kiss, a slap across the face, and BAM things get going!

He moved toward her again, again she moved back.

"I wanted a woman with me and you are all fucking woman."

He moved slowly, stalking his prey. She, in turn, carefully countered his movements.

"So like a madman, I left the benefit and ran here, praying that you'd be here when I arrived. I kissed you to see if it might stop my constant and persistent fantasies about you. I think all I've done, though, is just inflame them."

They were circling each other in some strange dance.

Emmett is so adorable and loving in this story. I wanted to snuggle him and his adoring ways.

Watching Rose and Em together is pure fun. He loves her soft, sensual curves and her fiery personality. And to be honest, that’s one of the things I love about this story. Rose is not one-dimensional (in fact, none of the characters - primary or secondary - are) like we typically see in a lot of stories. Yes, she has some of the aloof/cool and fiery bitch we love, but so, so much more. Here’s a couple glimpses - through Emmett’s eyes.

The fire this woman has, he thought as he took in her overly passionate words. The fire, the beauty, the body, the way her pussy sucked his cock in for more and more... the colors of her world. It was all so right. So absolutely right for him. 
"Fuck it. I love you, Rose."

She was dumbstruck and silent... but only for a moment.
He didn't know much about her yet, but he knew she was a bitch to the outside world. He knew she was sharp-tongued and tough. He also knew, instinctively, that he was the only man who had ever torn away at her hard layer and made her blush, made her unsure.

"No 'buts,' sexy; I love you. Deal with it."

He didn't care if she didn't say it back right away; she would eventually.

She is fiercely protective, loves her family, and more importantly, loves Emmett. She isn’t all lovey dovey; she is perfectly, simply, Rose.

"You're amazing, you know that, Emmett?"

"You make me amazing."

"That was cheesy, but completely effective."

As they kissed in the front hall, Rose knew that the important decisions had already been made. No matter what, she was marrying Emmett. Together, one way or another, they were going to have a gaggle of kids. Those kids would be raised in the city along with their cousins; stupid Brady Bunch themed visions danced through her head. The rest - her business to be exact - would work itself out, after all, her family promised it would.

Everything about these two is intense, hot, full of passion, over the top, and so perfectly them... and that’s the difference.

Shop Woman is one of those stories that’s easy to read and full of hot sexy times. Better yet, it gives us an important glimpse into what the other characters in this Twiverse might be like, and in doing so, makes them more robust in other stories (at least that’s how it always works for me). Pure fun! Pure canon! Pure wussperv!

Leave Zhivago3 some love and tell her the Pervs sent you. <33

Chele - I’m happy to hop in here an as honorary member of Team Wussperv to rec such a fun, fluffy, body positive fic. Emmett’s worshipful love is such a refreshing take on canon, as is Rose’s full figure and sassy attitude. This story is full of laughs, swoons, and dirty smut, all in balance.

I love the way that Emmett’s preference for Rose’s fuller figure is highlighted by his initial dissatisfaction with his previous lovers. I couldn’t help but be reminded of stories I’ve read when a character discovers his/her sexual preference on the heels of dissatisfaction and deep seeded desire for something.....more. I appreciate Zhivago3’s portrayal of preference this way, and even more so, her portrayal of Emmett’s embracing this discovery of himself. The natural blending into his life and the lack of drama around it. He loves her and is so happy with the level of satisfaction, both physical and emotional, that she brings to his life. Her size is only ever seen as a positive. It made me so very happy.

Rose’s positive self view also adds a bit of awesome. She’s a woman who’s built a life for herself and doesn’t need anyone to complete it. Emmett is so special, because she wasn’t missing anything, and yet he completes her. Throw in a supportive, if bitchy, best friend Jake, the full cast of Cullens, a healthy dose of whirlwind romance, and two people who can’t keep their hands off each other? I’m sold!

Angst lovers beware, this fic is sweet enough to give you a toothache, and fluffy enough to rival a basket of bunnies. It is a story of love and dedication, and the joy two people can have when they find their true match. If you need some positivity and a lot of smut in your reading repertoire, look no further than Shop Woman.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pervy Picspiration 10-28-11


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, or even a new chapter of an existing WIP, inspired by the pic(s). Remember it can be from ANY fandom you wish...

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 mentioning the PPSS, by the following Thursday morning. (If you need more time, please don’t hesitate in still sending it to Emmy when you are done! We will still read and feature it!)

Each Friday Emmy will reveal her faves 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

Please do give me some feedback if you are no longer finding the pics inspiring, or you think you need more than a week to get an entry together - please do let me know in the comments below, or on twitter, or on my ff profile.

So one brand new entry this week!! The pics were particularly delish this week:

We had a brand spaking new author this week, Sxkitn! We were treated to some non-canon coupling delights of the Bella/Emmett kind in For the Klien’s. Our own lovely Jeanne aka Einfach_mich had the following to say:

For the Klien’s short, but sweet little peak into the lives of roommates Bella and Emmett. Poor Bella struggles with the burden of having a drop-dead gorgeous manwhore for a roommate, who seems determined to keep her away from other men. Their banter is hilarious and the UST is delicious. We can't wait to see where Sxkitn takes these two crazy college kids.
Please review and send some love.

We relaunched our joint contest with TwiFicPics for a monthly pervtastic banner competition! Read more about it here Pervy Banner TwiFicPics Competition. Make sure you go look! There were AMAZING entries yet again.

So please, please PLEASE go show Sxkitn some review love. We always want more, please let them know it was worth their while to get inspired.

So this week? It is time to dress-up. It is time to role-play.It is time to pretend to be someone else. Not just for Halloween, costumes and role-play are guaranteed sexy times! So write any pairing, in any way you wish!
Remember you can take the prompt anyway and get writing! Or you can be inspired in ANY way by the pics and write something tasty - it doesn’t matter! Just write me something.

Whatever the pics below do to you - write it... No matter what smutty delights they unlock.
SO what do these pics do for you, do to you? Just go for it and WRITE anything for ANY FANDOM that the pics or prompt inspires..!

Write me anything - be it Slash, FemmeSlash, AU or AH, canon or even OOC... AND remember for any fandom... Perhaps one of the pics inspires you to write a new chapter in a work-in-progress, or try something new. Be it a drabble, be it a one-shot or be it a WIP, just write for me. Make it sexy, make it sweet and tender, make it sensuous, erotic or downright naughty. Your call. Just let the inspiration take you - be you a BNA or an innocent virgin, wanting your Pervy Picspiration cherry popped for fun. Write whatever the pics inspire in you.....

I’m waiting.........

Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy 10-26-11


Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy is an advice column that addresses reader’s most burning questions
on sexual health/relationships. STIs, birth control, is it real or is it fic, sexual positions--you name
it. There are no stupid questions, only ones that are too embarrassing to ask someone you know.

Naughty Nurse Kimpy doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find an expert who does!


The information and advice from Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy is for entertainment/educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as expert medical advice. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician. All medical advice and information should be considered to be incomplete without a physical exam, which is not possible without a visit to your doctor.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since Naughty Nurse Kimpy first stomped her little foot in the fandom, informing everyone that “there’s no such thing as normal.” In that time, her readers have been wonderful, asking so many interesting, and sometimes challenging, questions. You’ve trusted Naughty Nurse Kimpy with some of your most embarrassing questions, and it’s filled her with giddy happiness--both the trust AND the questions. You’ve been introduced to the Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy Sex Lab (and she’s had many offers from Sex Lab recruit-wannabes), where we put the science in sex. You’ve gotten advice from subject matter experts, including Kimpy’s fellow Pervs from PPSS. You’ve attended some of the PPSS University tutorials. Nurse Kimpy even showed up at Comic Con.

To celebrate the fun that is Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy, we’ve decided to create a permanent directory of links to all of the topics we’ve covered over the last year. (You can access the directory by clicking the banner below or by using the button on the sidebar of the side.) It’s never a bad thing to refresh your memory, after all. Many thanks to you wonderful readers for making this weekly post so much fun, and so fulfilling. Nurse Kimpy is overwhelmed with happiness.

Do you have a question for Naughty Nurse Kimpy? Click the banner below, fill out the form, and get your answer in the next installment of Ask Naughty Nurse Kimpy.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Team Anything Goes: Solar Flare Ed/Jake


The Team Anything Goes Pick is...
Title: Solar Flare
Author: Siavhda
Chapters: 13
Words: 78,212
Reviews: 70
Summary: Written for the Twilight Big Bang on lj. A rewrite of New Moon and Eclipse; Jacob is the one to rescue Edward in Volterra...and Bella is the one to bring the newborns to Forks.

Jen - Solar Flare is like no other fic I’ve read. It was a lucky find on a recent search for slash featuring at least one member of the wolf pack. I love Edward and Jacob stories, particularly when they’re AU. What makes this story really special is Siavahda’s gorgeous writing paired with a really amazing take on everyone’s canon traits.

Solar Flare could have fit under Team Angst, Team Slash, and even Team PackPerv. So why’s it here under Team Anything Goes? You have never seen a Bella like this before. Part of me doesn’t want to say anything about her, so you can enjoy the twists yourself. I will say that she is VERY dark, you could even call her evil. Bella’s desire to become a vampire has never been so well exploited--it’s like Siavahda took canon Bella and boiled her down to this one, intense character trait.

Jake imprints on Edward, but not while looking him in the eye; he imprints from looking at a picture of Edward. It takes me a while to wrap his mind around imprinting on a man, and he can’t quite see himself having sexual relations with a man. However, when Edward is that man, he can imagine it. He feels it, longs for it. Even in his imagination it is oh-so-hot.

Hot, pumping desire flared through his entire body with such strength and suddenness that he gasped.

Edward. Edward on his back, hands fisted in the sheets, legs spread. Biting his lip. Head thrown back. That perfect body trembling, fighting to be still as Jacob slid into him, into that coolness, that hot-skin-freezing-water relief. His cock hard against Jake's stomach. A moan, sinfully lower than any girl's, spilling from those lips as his hands tangled in Jake's hair.

"More. Please!"

Oh, yes. His wolf loved that. He heard himself growl aloud as his lust grew, swirled, coiled through him; mine. His hand slid down his body; mine to touch. Into his shorts. Mine to hold. He groaned as his hand curled around his cock, already achingly hard at the thought of Edward spread out beneath him. Mine to protect. His hand moved, pulled in time to the thrusts in his head, tighter, harder, faster, because Edward was no Emily, not fragile and delicate and breakable but strong, so strong, and Jake would make him lose control, would show him that werewolves didn't break easy either, equal in strength and together –

He shuddered once, all along his body, forcibly holding himself still as he came, hard; in his mind he drove in deep one last time, spilling heat into Edward's cool body.

Jacob panted softly, languorous in the afterglow. Lazy golden ripples shivered along his nerve endings like caresses, and rather than abandon his fantasy he lingered in it, cupping Edward's face in his hands to kiss him. Soft and loving and deep and brimming with emotion.

He didn't know how to kiss like that yet, not really. But he would. By the time he saw Edward again, Jake would know.

The anticipation and reverence Jake feels make this scene so much more than a lemon. Jake’s longing for Edward makes a tremendous impression on the reader, throughout the story. There’s all kinds of tension--worrying that Alice and Jake won’t be able to save Edward, worry over who is creating the newborns in Seattle--but for me the main source of the angst is Jake’s longing for Edward. The hurt of that deep longing is so utterly delicious--you feel the burn, until they’re truly together.

It’s a long journey before they’re truly together. Jacob is rejected by Edward; this nearly kills him, until Sam rallies him to fight for Edward. There are many tantalizing moments as Jake tries to win Edward over. Despite the imprint, Edward doesn’t just magically fall for Jake; Jake truly has to win him over. The way Siavahda shows Edward coming to accept that Jake is his true mate is fantastic. Once he figures out that Edward has always had to control himself with Bella, Jake shows him how it can be if he can cede control. And the idea of not always having to be the protector is very alluring to Edward. Their interactions are sexy as hell, and the UST gets to atomic levels.

I love that this story doesn’t end with Edward accepting the imprint. Oh, no, there’s a lot of story left after that. And it’s dark, creepy, and guaranteed to make you go zomg what just happened. Some readers may be really astonished by this take on Bella, but I think if people give it a chance they’ll agree that Siavahda shows that this is simply one way Bella’s canon traits could have played out.

I could go on and on, and I’ve used a lot of words in this rec as it is. This is an amazing story that should have way more reviews. It’s beautifully written, has wonderful concepts and characterizations, and I’m sure you’ll be flailing as you read it, just as I did.

Jeanne - What if is what AU fic is all about. What if Bella didn’t jump? What if Edward was human? What if Jacob imprinted on Edward? For each one of these What Ifs you can find hundreds of fics that explore what would change if the circumstances of particular situation in canon is altered.

Solar Flare explores several What ifs. What if Jacob imprinted on Edward? What if Bella’s insecurities around not being good enough for Edward turned into an obsession with becoming a vampire? What if deep down Edward’s own obsession with control is based in his fear of being weak? What if all Edward ever needed was someone to love him unconditional? Siavahda takes these loose threads of possibilities and weaves them into an entrancing story about the nature of love.

What makes Solar Flare unique and fascinating is that it doesn’t just change the circumstances of canon, it exploits very real flaws/vulnerabilities in each of the three leads of the Twilight saga. Edward’s need for control and fear of his unworthiness of love. Jacob’s blind, bulldozer-like pursuit of someone he loves and Bella’s obsessive focus on her unworthiness of Edward. Each of these flaws is explored and allowed to be let loose on this alternate universe. Here the idealised perfection of love from the Twilight sage is blown apart by some very real and messy consequences of real love. Each event builds on top of the other until what unfolds is not only shocking, but inevitable.

Warning for fans of Bella: I’m not kidding when I say this story explores very real flaws in Bella’s character. Her selfish, obsessive pursuit of being a vampire even in the face of Edward’s very real turmoil over damning her soul is based in canon. Seeing this obsession consume Bell and twist the nature of her love for Edward may inch too close to character bashing for some readers. I personally think it’s one of them most honest explorations of canon Bella that I have ever seen in a fan fiction in a VERY long time. It was refreshing and badly needed, in my opinion.

I’m an Edward fangirl. When I read the books I ached for his Happily Ever After, or rather the one I wanted for him. Edward tried to hard to find redemption in his love and protection of Bella. Yet, I and other Ed fangirls, believe that he never needed to be forgive for what or who he is, because he is beautiful. This is exactly what Jacob’s unconditional love teaches Edward. Jacob shows Edward his value and worthiness of love and protection. The love that blossoms between these two is grounded in compassion, empathy and understanding. That is the kind of romantic, epic love that takes my breath away.

Under all this intense character exploration, epic romance and drama there is also some of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read. I love well written, believable sex set in an AU fic, the fact that it’s between two men, one of which is a vampire and the other a wolf, left me screaming and flailing with unabashed glee. The way that Siavahda smooths the edges of canon physiology to allow a pairing like this to have sex was amazing and perfectly executed. The raw sensuality and tenderness of the love making that left me stunned and drooling.

This was so much better, so much hotter; his wolf rumbled approval in his chest as he pressed Edward's upper body down and pulled him to his knees simultaneously, his ass in the air, and Edward was cool and small against Jacob's hot bulk, surrounded, protected and possessed and gasping, moaning, squirming deliciously against Jake's chest.

"Much better," Jacob husked, grasping Edward's wrists one-handed and pinning them above the vampire's head on the grass. It made Edward shudder, a subtle relief as he gave up control, spreading his legs when Jacob's knees nudged them, arching his back in a beautiful invitation. "God, you're beautiful, Edward. So perfect."

He bit down on Edward's neck hard, and thrust his hips harder than that as Edward cried out at the sky, an aching keen as Jacob pushed his full length into his mate's body.

It was beautiful, it was simple, it was pure perfection; Edward's body held him as if the vampire had been made for Jacob's girth, smooth and tight and justperfect, and there was nothing to be afraid of, no doubts or nerves or hesitation because here and now Jacob knew exactly what to do. It was the simplest thing in the world, easier than phasing or running or kissing; he snapped his hips hard against the cool curve of Edward's body, driving in as deeply as possible, withdrawing quickly so he could do it again, and again, and again, with his mate gasping and moaning below him. Soon Edward's white hips rolled back to meet each thrust, pushed back to rub against Jacob's burning chest like a cat so that Jacob released Edward's neck and kissed it instead, kissed his shoulder and throat and jaw and the side of his face, whispering words to make his mate shudder and jerk; so good, so tight, you feel amazing, so beautiful, I love you, love you so much, Edward, Edward Edward Edward Edward.

This story is about love. How it can heal and forgive. How it can transcend the any boundary, even a treaty-line. If you love AU fic, slash and are open the idea that Jacob might be Edward’s HEA give Solar Flare a read. I promise you won’t regret it.

Quick note: In the interest of disclosure there is a typo in the fic where Emmett’s name is misspelled (Emmet). I’ve already PM’d the author about it and hopefully it will be corrected soon. To be honest, this story is so good I didn’t give a shit about a misspelled name. Maybe you won’t either.

Chele - This story blew me away. I am shocked, SHOCKED, that it has so few reviews, because it is brilliantly written, solidly conceived, and wonderfully executed.

This is an imprinting fic, which is, let’s face it, the most plausible way to bind a vampire and shapeshifter, but it’s also so much more. The imprint seals Jacob’s fate, a lifetime bound to Edward and whatever Edward needs, but Edward resists. He’s intent on rebuilding his relationship with Bella, even after Jacob risks his life to save him. It’s all so very plausibly canon to me, and the perfect recipe for good AU.

What this fic does that most don’t, is show the path that Bella’s obsession with becoming a vampire and sealing her fate with Edward could lead to. One where her fixations and co-dependency cause her to take matters into her own hands. The results are deliciously wicked, and well-meaningly evil.

In addition to all this wonderful plot, which is married perfectly into canon scenes from a twisted viewpoint, there is the all-consuming sexual tension between Jacob and Edward.

Generally, it is a given the those who are the subject of an imprint are certain to fall in love with their shapeshifter, but it’s so rare to see why. Edward’s ability to read Jacob’s mind, to fully feel and experience the dedication and forthrightness of his longing, is powerful.

Why do you want me to stop? Why do you smell like this? He scraped Edward's shoulder with his teeth and Edward made a choked sound in his throat, something rough and strangled, and Jacob loved it, loved the cool smoothness of the vampire under his tongue, loved the taste, loved the scent that grew stronger as Jake wrapped an arm around Edward's waist. It was like catnip. Wolfnip.

"Let go of me, Jacob," Edward said roughly, but Edward didn't want to be let go. His hand was curled around Jake's wrist, holding it around him; his head was tilted to give Jacob access to his neck and he was breathing, slow and deep as if he had to focus on each breath like a mantra or risk falling apart.

Jacob took his hand away from Edward's neck and stroked his other thumb back and forth over Edward's abdomen through his shirt. "Why?" He asked again, nuzzling the back of his mate's neck; Edward hung his head, panting, tense skin shivering under Jacob's lips. "I won't do anything you don't want me to, Edward. You've told me to let you go, but you haven't told me to stop. We both know you could throw me off and run if you wanted. Why haven't you?"
The only sound was their breathing; his harsher, and Edward's deliberately slow but occasionally stuttering.

Jacob kissed the soft down of Edward's hair where it met the back of his neck, where the skin was soft and sensitive. "Or maybe you're afraid that you can't," he murmured. "Maybe you think that you can't fight me off. And maybe not having to be afraid of hurting me would be such a relief. Maybe not having to be the strong one would feel so good. I think you're afraid to find out, Edward."

Each encounter between them convinces you more and more that they are perfectly matched. That the imprint may actually be one of design, and not freakish chance. Every touch stokes a flame of intensity and passion, and every verbal exchange makes you believe that it is possible for a 17 y/o werewolf and a 107 y/o vampire to have enough common ground to find a place of mutual desire, need, and love.

So many times I’ve read fic that uses an imprint as a trite plot device to make me believe two characters could be a couple. This is completely not the case with Solar Flare. In fact, it’s almost like these characters, so richly canon and thoroughly fleshed out, have finally made me believe the imprint.

Image by every9seconds

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Share the Love Contest Winners 2011

Love means different things to different people. Sometimes it happens between a man and a woman, two men, or even two women. We at the Share the Love Contest believe that love doesn’t have to be restricted to two people alone. We asked for your threesomes or foursomes, slash or bisexual, AH or AU, and we were pleased to see that so many writers shared our love of.... love.

And now without further ado.

The Winners of the Share the Love Contest are...


Best Representation of Sharing Love

Beloved by Zoya Zalan.

There could not be a more aptly named fic, and, for me, this was the perfect example of an extrapolation of canon into polyamory. I’ve always wondered what would have happened if, when Carlisle found Esme, he was able to allow his love to expand to encompass both her and Edward, and Zoya Zalan does a masterful job of giving me exactly what I want. The characters are beautifully canon, Edward is brooding, emo, sweet, and introspective as he considers leaving Carlisle and Esme to their wedded bliss, even as a part of himself aches to feel that type of passion and mourns for the brief intimacy he’d known while it had just been he and Carlisle.

Edward’s vulnerability and self loathing are palpable as Carlisle and Esme confront him with their fear of his imminent departure, and then... something wonderful happens. Instead of Edward leaving them, they reveal that their desires include him, and a beautiful romance follows. I truly felt the love between these three characters bloom as it grew to encompass all of them, and the passion blew me away.


Best Alternate Universe

Beloved by Zoya Zalan.

Writing Poly love isn’t easy, but setting within the confines of Twilight canon is even more difficult. Zoya Zalan made it look effortless and logical. This story fits perfectly into the circumstances that surrounded Esme’s making and what (in canon) led to Edward leaving the Cullens for a time (aka his rebellious period). Many have wondered what motivated Edward to leave, but it took the creative mind of Zoya Zalan to ask what would have stopped him from leaving. Within the beautiful, lyrical proses of Beloved we are given that answer.


Best All Human

Catching the Train and jenjiveg

Catching the Train is as clever as it is entrancing. Telling a story of a seemingly mundane day on a commuter train. Here the three players are as different as three people can be, a businessman, a student and an editor (it would spoil the fun to tell you who is who). Despite their differences we find through the twist and turns of the story that love really truly unites all. This story is unique, intriguing and profoundly erotic.


Kama Sutra Award (Most Creative Sex)

V and MeteorMuse

When we decided to host this contest we hope that some brave soul would venture out of the safety of threesomes and MeteorMuse answered our prayers with V. While this type of relationship is unconventional by even most poly readers’ standards within this story we are shown how very fulfilling it can be for those involved. Bella has harbored a crush on her coworker, Jasper for quite awhile and is willing to do just about anything to get into a relationship with him. This is put to the test when Jasper reveals the nature of his relationship with his ‘roommates’ and explains how that will effect his relationship with her. Now she has to decide just how badly she wants Jasper.

V earns it’s award in the climax of the story, when Bella sees up-close how these roommates make their relationship work. All I can say is that is one big couch.

Special Awards

Most contest do judges’ choice and we didn’t want to miss out on the fun, but we also wanted to put our own twist on it so here are the winners of the Poly I’d Love to Join awards.

Three meant to Be by luvrofink

It’s no surprise that the poly I’d like to join has a wicked-sexy Dr. Carlisle Cullen as a leading man. This fic hit all my warm and squirmy places, as well as my heart. I loved that Bella and Carlisle were such a solid couple and the way they supported each other and their attraction for Edward, and stood in solidarity that the experience they were about to share needed to be based on equal mutual attraction. So refreshing to see this avenue explored with a more experienced couple.

This had everything I wanted: vulnerability, boldness, and panty-melting sex.

No Right Or Wrong by Dooba

I loved how comfortable they all three felt with each other from the very beginning. There is great chemistry but also true friendship. I'd like to join this poly because of these traits (comfort and friendship) but the smokin' hot sex doesn't hurt either!

Beloved by Zoya Zalan.

The unconditional loving compassionate support within that group, gah! I want and need that so badly it makes my heart hurt. To be held, loved, and embraced that way? Heaven.

Catching the Train and jenjiveg

Why would you want to join Catching the Train? Edward and Jasper go down on Bella *together* -- need I say more?

Okay, the truth is, this fic is beyond sex. The way the author layers the characters and their distinct and unique qualities is beautiful. Everyone unfolds before your very eyes, the details of their time together slowly revealing themselves.

These three are unique, but you completely understand why they work all together. The author shows us exactly how hot and sexy they are, but what really got me were the details of their growth and time together. Bella gives the boys space to enjoy together, but when they ask her to sometimes join them, you get a great sense of their relationships separately as well as the three of them as a unit, which I always think is essential to a working poly relationship.

Yes, please.

The main purpose of the contest was to inspire talented writers to venture into the world of Poly fic and judging by the wonderful entries we received it was a wild success. However, we are greedy and we still want more. So this is not the last you’ve heard of Share the Love. While it may not be in the incarnation of a contest, it will be back.

So, make sure follow the Sharetheloveff Twitter account and the SharetheLoveFF Tumblr account for inspiration and news on future fic challenges. Also, if you’re still craving Poly fic after reading the entries follow the Share the Love C2, we will continue updating it regular with new (and new to us) Poly fic as we find it.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants. We hope to see you all again for future Share the Love fic events.