Monday, January 25, 2010

TwiCarol's Fic Rec

Innocence Lost by Cullen818

Today I want to rec a story that is only two chapters in so far, but it's so fantastic that I really think you should start reading it as soon as you can. And you won't find it at your usual haunts, i.e. or Twilighted. No, no, this story can only be found on an awesome new site called FanFictionFrenzy. This site was developed by Stephanie (Cullen818) herself and Reed. It is a new place to read and write, but what I like most about it, is that they are trying to create a forum where readers and writers can interact in a positive way. I, personally, have always thought that rude or offensive reviews are completely unnecessary. There is such a thing as constructive criticism, but it's a very fine line. In my humble opinion, some readers don't take into account that the writers are people with feelings that put so much into their writing, that it is difficult not to take any negative comments personally. I would rather say nothing than say something that could offend a writer, who, by the way, has FAR more courage than I have. The thought of writing something and putting myself out there to be critiqued; it terrifies me! That is why I have the utmost respect for FF writers that do this all the time. Hats off to all of you!

Okay, wow, looking back now, I see that I got a bit carried away there, so I will step off my soapbox and tell you about the story I'm here to rec. I should probably give you the summary first, so here it is...

Set after New Moon...Edward finally gives into Bella's desires, but it alters him so completely that a whole new side of him emerges. Can Bella handle this? It gets so bad that Jasper finally has to step in and save her from the darkness. Team Jasper story eventually...lots of Darkward! Rated NC-17 for obvious reasons.

The lovely Cullen818 was gracious enough to give a me teaser for chapter three to share with all of you, so enjoy...


I woke up extremely tired and sore. My body ached in places that I didn't even know could hurt. My scalp even hurt, but that was because Edward seemed to have a fondness for pulling my hair. I glanced down at my arms and noticed the bruises that covered them.. They were in the shape of Edward's fingers. I had a feeling my entire body was going to be covered in these blotches.

I knew why I was sore, and I expected some discomfort, but I think we may have overdone it. Edward woke me up several times throughout the night, and each time he was more ready that the last. He said that I had created a monster when I unleashed his physical side. He was different after we made love, and I didn't expect him to be as aggressive as he had become, but a part of me liked that Edward. The Edward who wasn't so careful with me. I knew now that the sun was up and the evening we had shared was over, things would go back to normal, especially once he saw my bruised covered body.

I slowly got into a seated position. Ouch! That hurt!

“Well,” I heard his voice from the doorway. He was as gorgeous as ever. Not a hair out of place, and his clothes were perfectly pressed and neat. As usual, I looked like a dish rag next to him.

I smiled at him. I'm sure I even blushed a bit after thinking about the things we had done last night.

He walked toward me. “It looks as if my human is finally awake.”

His human?

“Good morning,” I smiled.

He sat down on the bed next to me and tilted my chin up. He ran his eyes over my face and then he pulled the covers off of me, exposing my naked body to him. “Edward?” I tried to pull the covers from him, but it was no use.

“Don't tell me you're embarrassed after the things you let me do to you last night?” He continued to inspect my body. I knew he was taking in every bruise and scratch. It would only be a matter of seconds before he started freaking out and blaming himself.

When he was finished looking me over, he placed the comforter back over my body. He didn't say anything.

“Edward,” I said as I took his hand. “It's no big deal. I bruise easily. You know that.”

He smirked the most deliciously evil smile and it kind of confused me. “I'm just wondering when we can play again?”

“What?” He wasn't going to apologize?

“Bella, you had to expect the bruises.. You play with a vampire and you'll get hurt. I went easy on you last night. Can you imagine what you'll look like when I really let go?”

Uh oh, what's going on with Eddie-boy, and it's not just finally getting some... well, we'll just have to wait and see, but I have no doubt whatsoever that Cullen818 is going to make it worth our while. This lady tells such an amazing story and the dialogue in her stories is second to none. It's what makes me fall in love with the characters she writes. For example, I am a Team Jasper girl through-and-through, but I just love the Edward that she is writing in this fic. I think it is a testament to her ability as a writer, that she can write such wonderful J/B stories and then just like that, she hits us with a fic that starts out as E/B and reels us in anyway. I actually feel bad for him, because he has been nothing but likeable since the start. I'm sure there is much more drama on the way for Edward (and us), but this I know, Steph will do right by him in the end, no matter what happens in the story. And for all you Jasper girls, this is definitely a J/B fic, I promise. We will get there eventually, we just have to give Steph a chance to build the story first. I, for one, cannot WAIT to see what is going to happen. Poor Jazz was VERY upset in chapter one and I would like to offer my services in consoling him, at least until Bella is ready to do it. Seriously though, I love anything that Cullen818 writes and I am certain that this is going to be another gem. Do yourself a favor and go read this story right now! In fact, if you haven't already, go read everything Cullen818 has written - it's superb! Click here to see her stories.

Thank you for reading my rather wordy fic rec. 'Til next time.


  1. Thanks TwiCarol. *chuckle* I'm gonna pluck up my courage & try this one. It looks like a fasinating story...Evil Edward *sniff*... :)

  2. Thanks Carol! You flatter me! You make me feel like I'm all that and a bag of chips! I hope readers enjoy my new story as much as you do:)