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Fave Fic Fridays: How to Turn a Straight Guy Gay by Lou-La

29 Jul

I didn’t read How to Turn a Straight Guy Gay the first time I came across it because the title turned me off, but when a friend recommended it, I decided to give it a try and read the first chapter.

I’m so glad I took the chance.

Jasper’s voice is entertaining, and flamboyant Emmett who has the hots for Jasper is a nice change of pace.  Hot but socially-awkward Edward is always fun to read. The UST in this story is fantastic, and there’s a nice helping of hot boy lovin’ as well.

Another bonus is that the story is complete. No waiting for the next update. 🙂

Fave Fics Friday: Beyond the Gaze of a Boy by Whitlock-Masen

24 Jul

Summer is catching up on me!  I skipped Fave Fics Friday two Fridays ago because I was on vacation.  Then last week was all about catching up after vacation AND getting ready for my son’s birthday party on Saturday.  Now that THAT’S all done, I can post last week’s Fave Fics Friday…on Monday. *headdesk*

Anyway…today I’m returning to the author team Whitlock-Masen.  I mentioned their drabble fic Eye Candy previously as my favorite currently-updating fic.  Before Eye Candy, there was Beyond the Gaze of a Boy.  It was the first drabble fic I read, and it updated every day for a month.

During that month, Beyond the Gaze of a Boy was my favorite currently-updating fic.  It’s everything that I love: high school Edward and Jasper, shy Edward with a crush on Jasper, and all sorts of sweetness.  At 30 chapters of 100-word drabbles, it’s a quick read but worth it for the squee-factor.  *happy sigh*

Fave Fics Friday: Your Biggest Fan by OfTheDamned

1 Jul

Raw and Rosy may be my favorite smutfic, but Your Biggest Fan is my favorite Edward/Jasper story. Ever. Of all time. Period.

It’s sweet high school boys Edward and Jasper, which I love, and also friends-turned-lovers Edward and Jasper, which is a common theme but it doesn’t feel overdone in Your Biggest Fan.

Edward is socially awkward, shy, and trying to hold what remains of his family — his sister Alice — together.  Their mother is dead and their father neglects them, so Edward has been taken in by Jasper’s family and Alice by Bella’s family.

Edward and Jasper are runners on the track team — a nice change from the typical musician/artist Edward and Jasper.  Also a nice change of pace — it’s Edward Masen and Jasper Cullen.

There are some memorable scenes: Jasper massaging Edward’s injured leg, their first kiss, Edward trying to hide his morning wood, Edward trying to communicate his feelings through the “perfect” Christmas gift.  There is some smut, but it’s done realistically for two inexperienced boys.

The story isn’t complete (I believe it’s very close…) and it’s been left off in the angsty part, but I’m holding out for the resolution for these boys.

I saw this picture on tumblr and it reminded me very much of Edward and Jasper’s first kiss in Your Biggest Fan.  It makes me smile every time I see it.  (If it’s not animated for you, click on it.)

Fave Fics Friday: Raw and Rosy by Tuesday Midnight

17 Jun

I’m back with another Fave Fic from Tuesday Midnight.  I wrote about Seven Minutes in Heaven a few weeks ago.  While I was reading that story, she started posted a new one called Raw and Rosy.  I was intrigued, but when I read the author’s note in the beginning, I didn’t read further:

This is a spank!fic. It has a great deal of PWP [porn without plot] and contains EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT. This is not exactly a bdsm story. Edward and Jasper are seniors in high school, both 18, so they don’t have a lot of experience. They naturally fall into a sort of d/s dynamic, and this is a story of how they work through this discovery. Though this is 80% smut (and the smut is not entirely realistic), I see the remainder as a character study into Jasper’s psyche. If this is not your cup of tea and/or if you are not of legal age – please stop reading now.

Decided it wasn’t my cup of tea, so I didn’t read it.  Boy, was I ever wrong about that!

By the time Tuesday Midnight was about four chapters in, I was very curious.  I was hearing about this story on twitter, and none of the other stories I was reading were updating so I was practically going through Edward/Jasper withdrawal.  So I decided to try out the first chapter.  I could always stop if I didn’t like it, right?

Hah! I very quickly became addicted to the story.  Yes, it was a lot of smut (a lemon every single chapter!) but I found this Edward and Jasper so fascinating.  Tuesday Midnight writes good smut, but what I especially enjoyed was the way the boys’ relationship evolved.

Raw and Rosy is complete, which at first made me very sad, but Tuesday Midnight has been so gracious as to continue Edward and Jasper’s story in a series of outtakes, futuretakes, and pasttakes here: Raw and Rosy Revisited.  Maybe someday I’ll be able to let these boys go, but for now I love every glimpse of them we get.  🙂

Fave Fic Friday: Bonne Foi by Amethyst Jackson

11 Jun

I’m back with another favorite story by Amethyst Jackson. I’ve written before about her story Only Human, which was the first Twific I ever read.  This time I’m writing about Bonne Foi, which is another Alternate Universe story.

In Bonne Foi, Edward wasn’t changed by Carlisle, and he isn’t a “vegetarian vampire” when he meets Bella.  Bella’s in college instead of high school and a little tougher and more assertive than canon Bella.  Despite these changes, Amethyst Jackson weaves in pieces of canon.  I love AU stories that incorporate canon events in new ways.  Edward and Bella do have sex — and lots of it — but there is plenty of plot to balance it out.  And the Cullens do come into the story even though Edward is not living with them.

Bonne Foi is exclusively Edward’s point-of-view, but Amethyst Jackson has also written some of Bella’s here: Existence and Essence.

At the time of this writing, Bonne Foi is thirty-four chapters in and not completed.  Updates are not on a regular schedule, but it’s worth the wait.

Fave Fics Friday: Become Revered, You Will by pange

3 Jun

 

 

Last December, there was a LiveJournal community called Make the YuleTwi’d Gay in which people could request stories and authors would write them as a holiday gift.  I requested Geekward and/or Geeksper somehow involving Star Wars cupcakes and lemony goodness.

Pange accepted my challenge and came through with her one-shot titled Become Revered, You Will.  I love it.  Thank you, Pange!  Come on, who doesn’t love a little geekiness, cupcakes decorated like Star Wars characters, Jasper quoting C3PO, and make-up sex?

Fave Fics Friday: Just One of the Guys by SorceressCirce

27 May

Generally, if I’m going read Edward/Bella, one of them must be a vampire.   Every now and then there’s an exception, and I’ll read an AH Edward/Bella.  Just One of the Guys by SorceressCirce is one of those exceptions.

Bella and her best friend Jasper are gaming geeks.  Jasper meets Alice and Alice introduces her brother Edward to Bella.  Both Edward and Bella claim they “don’t date.”

Bella has some violence in her past, which SorceressCirce has handled beautifully by providing an “alternate” chapter to read if you’re a wuss like me.  You still get the gist of Bella’s past without so much of the gory details.  (caveat: I haven’t read the “official” chapter, so I don’t know how many gory details there actually are.)

There are many sweet moments between Edward and Bella in this fic that made me squee and swoon.  Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from Edward/Jasper fics.  😉

Outtakes and alternative POVs are posted here: More of the Guys.

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