Didn't summer JUST start yesterday? No? Last week? No?
This summer has quite possibly been one of the best summers of my life. True story.
But RL has been getting in the way lately and I promised to announce the winners of the first Take me to Bliss Summer Giveaway on Wednesday and well - that didn't happen. Nor did it happen on Thursday. But you know what? It's happening RIGHT NOW.
Better late than never right?
So you know what? I decided to kick it old school AND to keep everything legit, I enlisted a trained, armed, security personel from work to do the drawing.
And here is the photo evidence of said draw. If you are pissed you didn't win and want surveillance tapes - you are shit out of luck. My office doesn't have a camera in it.
And the WINNER of the Samedi Magazine with 10 page Kristen Stewart spread IS:
And the WINNER of the Starfish Earrings IS:
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! Because of the great interest, there will be another giveaway SOON. So stay tuned.
Now. Onto the first ever Take me to Bliss Fanfic Rec!
This week's recomendation is Second Chances by @EdwardsChipper
I don't remember who began following who but some way, some how @EdwardsChipper and I got to talkin. It all started because I began my new job and there was immediately boy drama. Isn't that how it ALWAYS goes? Almost two months later – there's STILL boy drama. But I tweeted about the irony of a situation and she responded and just like that, our DM'ing took off – like wild fucking fire.
And one day, when she asked if I would do her a HUGE favor and check out her one shot fic that she had written for the Darkella's Darkest Tempation Contest (which she totally WON btw!) I agreed because I was bored at work and because she totally had MY back and I thought – why not? An hour later, I was DYING in my office screaming WHERE have you been all my fanfic life.
So when I searched her fanfic.net profile and saw she had an on-going story, I immediately was like I NEED to read this because she's awesome. And you know what? It's not a Bella/Edward story. And before ANY of you run away screaming because its NOT B/E please at least read this rec and TRUST me.
Second Chances takes place about 6 years after the end of Breaking Dawn and it's a Charlie story.
I love Charlie. No – I fucking LOVE Charlie. I have since Twilight and I maintain he is a DILF. In this story, Charlie stumbles upon a woman who was beautifully created by Chipper herself by the name of Catherine, who is in any girl's worst nightmare – stuck on the side of the road with engine trouble.
Now for some reason, I always envisioned Catherine as my other major girl crush, the utterly fantastic Mary-Louise Parker:
It wasn't until I went back to the start of the story to actually get the description of Catherine for this post that I realized Catherine is Irish and has amber hair - ooops. Chipper please forgive me?
But Charlie isn't the only one who has his eyes on her. So does some creepy dude hanging out in the woods who stalks her and dreams of taking advantage of her before taking her life.
Please note: If you can't handle rape, do NOT read this fic. With that being said, I do not get excited about violent rape scenes – obviously, no one does – but it fits the story and was well written and tasteful - I give her mad props for that.
Yes – it's a Charlie & Catherine fic but the Cullens, including the now 17 year old Nessie, are VERY present in it. And Chipper writes them INCREDIBLY.
Have you ever wondered how the conversation between Bella & Renesmee would go down when Nessie finds out that once upon a time, Jake wanted to get with her mom? Done.
Wondered just how weird the conversation would be between Charlie and Edward if Charlie KNEW what Edward really was and what he did to his daughter? Done.
Flip that – Ever wonder what the conversation would be like where Bella admits to her father that she gave up her life to become a vampire to be with Edward? Also Done.
Although just for the record, Kristen & Puppies = Cute as Shit.
Where was I? Oh Right. WHY you must read Second Chances.
The dynamics Chipper has written between the Cullens and Charlie with the knowledge of what they are is right on target. And his romance with Catherine? Makes me all warm inside. True Story. If you are in the market for something new to read featuring a different set of main characters but still plenty of B/E in the story, a very interesting view to the life of the Cullens six years after BD ends, and a sexy Charlie you will probably have naughty dreams about; READ Second Chances. It has lemons and it's got mystery. It has angst, it has smut, it has me by the neck.
Have I sold you on it? If so, here it is.... And make sure you leave Chipper some love and tell her that I sent you!
And if you are REALLY adventurous and in Motu withdrawal, her take on the Dom&Sub world in her winning one-shot Of Swans and Silence is unreal. It left me panting and wanting more. True Story.
Now Go! Go Read!
On Sunday/Monday, I will rec another fic that owns me right now; The Education of Professor Cullen. I hope everyone has a fanfreakingtastic weekend!
[A/N To the winners of the take me to bliss summer giveaway, I will be getting in touch with you via twitter or email to proceed with sending your items your way! Again, to everyone who entered - thank you thank you thank you. I'm a winner for having such wonderful followers who make it a joy to blog and never a chore xx - C]