The Epic Recommendation Post

Author: Tempation Staff // Category: ,
Ok, so last episode we spoke vaguely about consolidating all of the reader fanfiction recommendations we've received thus far into one big post...


If you have a recommendation, comment to this entry. If you don't have a recommendation yet, but have one after listening to a future episode, then either comment this entry OR comment the show notes for the latest episode. (Or, I might make this a tradition and create a weekly rec' post after each episode, depending on how this one works out).

Methodology of this list
Reader Fic Rec + Author + URL + reason for rec (if given) listed according to the category/genre of fanfic. Some of them were hard to classify so I just went with what felt right. I tried to only include recommendations for fanfictions that we haven't already discussed on the podcast, but my memory isn't infallible, so if I re-recommended something then I'm sorry.

Note- The bits in italics are the opinions of our listeners! Note the word OPINION. If you agree with them, awesome. If you don't, no problem. Everyone is entitled to their own view.


The List of Doom ... I mean, Recs

Side Character Fics
  • Well, This Sucks: Life According to Seth by Krum Cakes --- A hilarious and sweet story looking at what it is like growing up in the pack, through Seth's eyes.
  • North By Princesswingnut --- North focuses on Embry, who imprints on Tanya, finds his father, and so on. Great story.
  • Endless Daylight by Princess Bertha --- Best Leah story EVER - there has never been a more bitter girl (and if you hated BD, then it's sort of your cup of honey.

All Human Fics (AH)

Alternate Universe (AU)

Slash fics

Oneshots/Short Stories


Canon fics

Post Breaking Dawn fics


For future reference: if you're recc'ing a fic then please please PLEASE include a link! It took me soo long to assemble this because I had to search for most of the stories manually.

Enjoy the recs, read a lot, pass them on to you friends...

And remember listeners,

Don't do drugs, REVIEW!

toodles~ Claire xxx

47 Responses to "The Epic Recommendation Post"

Hopeful Wager Says :
February 6, 2009 at 6:06 AM

I'm just going to go all lobster red for a moment at seeing my story listed. *sigh*
Thanks for the list. Damn, now only two hours of sleep each night if I'm going to get all these in.

Anonymous Says :
February 6, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Music Lessons by Locqua - this isn't AH. It's Canon, set between eclipse and breaking dawn.

Link for "In the blink of an eye":

Link for "Will you be ready when it comes?":

Caitlin Says :
February 6, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Thank you sooo much for doing this Claire! It is awesome. You deserve around of applause!

Christine Says :
February 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Claire, you're going to hate me when I tell you this: I've been doing the same thing... and all the links are bookmarked on my home computer.

*waits for the screaming to start*

I'll double check the list when I get home to make sure you got them all.

And you are awesome for doing this. Hard core awesome with a scoop of bam.

Jax Says :
February 6, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I hope they give you a raise Claire, that had to have been a lot of work!

Here's a tip for your trouble: $$$. oh wait, I suppose you would prefer pounds and I haven't got any. Sorry.

Katie (that_writr) Says :
February 6, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Wow, I'm blushing at being recced! How cool is that? Thanks you, Anonymous!

I've got two. I don't know if y'all are going to include these next week as I remember you saying on the last podcast that you're doing pre-Twilight ... but absolutely, Minisinoo's two big pre-Twilight stories ought to be here. Both are just ... gah. Beautiful -- the imagery, and it's good history too, without being boring. Then again, she's a history professor, so I guess that makes sense. :p

"This is My Beloved Son"
(The full story of why Carlisle turned Edward. All the details about the Spanish Flu epidemic + the moral questions Carlisle faced are just really well done. Plus, I think it's the only time I've seen a human Edward given acne. LOL! It's a throw-away line, but for some reason, it just really *grounded* this story for me.)

"Beauty, Shining in Company with the Celestial Forms"
("When Edward rebelled against Carlisle's way of life in 1927, what changed his mind and sent him back in 1931?" There are some slashy moments in this that might turn off some readers, but I'm not sure I'd really call it slash [speaking as an old-time slasher]. But the way she works Chicago history into this makes it completely believable, and again, the questions she raises about Edward playing God, and then, about the true nature of beauty ... Gah. This story makes me cry at the end EVERY time I read it. And I think I must have read it 10 times.)

And those links go to her website because she includes historic images in the stories that really add to them, I think.

Katie (that_writr) Says :
February 6, 2009 at 9:58 PM

AND I'm back with a couple others in order to avoid leaving one huge-ass long comment. Ha. I love these too.

"Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers" Sillybella
(I rec this one a lot for humor. It's crack-fic in some ways, but really *good* crackfic, and the characters are "OOC" in ways that underscore their canon personalities, so it works for me.)

AU ... Bella vamp, Edward human
"Daybreak" by Mgunby
(This one manages to do the usual switcheroo-changeroo, but isn't just an "unplug and reverse." It's human Edward *Masen*, and takes into account Bella and Edward's actual canon history ... just changing who's who. So it's far more interesting ... but it's very slow in coming out and I'm not sure if that's because it has so few readers. Ergo, I've been trying to pimp it like crazy, get her more readers ... and get her to write more!)

le steph Says :
February 7, 2009 at 5:50 PM

"In My Power" by Emilie Pauve.

I do like it because it's true to canon, and smartly written. It's only up to the part where Esme is included, but it's about how Carlisle is changing all them vamps. That wasn't very good English...It's canon. And Pre-Twilight. It's the whole background story, and my favourite so far. It contains a nice combination of Drama and Angst to make it enjoyable enough to make it seem true.

Anonymous Says :
February 8, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Yeah Can you still delete my name???

Um yeah The Notebook

Anonymous Says :
February 9, 2009 at 9:39 PM

I came across this reading when i ran out of Gree, Red, Gold... mmm sad. But i was looking for a Leah story.

"I Want Love, Too: Leah's Story" by candyappleretto

it's pretty much great. i like that the author brings in a new character and changes it up a little. it's a different take on leah, you get to see her grow a lot.

i recommend it!

BellaIsAsleep Says :
February 10, 2009 at 12:18 AM

Wow, I love all your episodes. They're all really fantastic. There's this really awesome lemon one-shot that I've read and I'm not sure if you tolerate lemons here but if you do, here's the link :).

It's basically called 'Stop Smooching Over My Man' and it's by Vampries Don't sleep. I think it was really well written and quite credible and creative. Another one is this story, it's called She's The One In Control but it's recently started so it's only two chapters long.

Also by Vampires Don't Sleep. Hope you enjoy it!!

BellaIsAsleep Says :
February 10, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Oh my gosh, I am seriously sorry. This is the link for 'She's The One In Control':

Sorry about that.

Marissa Says :
February 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Ooohhhh fancy site redo...Quite dreamy. Thanks for all the reccomendations, my favorites folder is full to busting.

emibella Says :
February 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM

You know I love you so I am just dropping by to say BEAUTIFUL NEW LOOK!! I know this was being worked on and I couldn't wait to see it.

All of these comments remind me that there is so much out there that I have not read yet, time to get reading!

Sarah Says :
February 16, 2009 at 5:07 PM

I am a new listener and would like to recommend a fan fiction that I feel doesn't get enough recognition.

Canon JxB Fic: "Fall For You" by Live720

I like this fic because it tells the "what if" story of Bella and Jacob in New Moon. It stays true to the characters and makes for a VERY interesting read, satisfying all of my what if questions. It is also likable by Edward fans because he is not left out of the story. I would LOVE to hear your opinions on this fic, and on what you think of the new character added to the story. I think it is very interesting and all of the readers are anticipating the ending!! The author seems very nice and she always comments back to me when I review. You should go check it out.

Your new listener,

Anonymous Says :
February 17, 2009 at 6:22 PM

I don't know if you've heard of it yet, but I found this fic posted as a word doc link and it happens to be amazing. This was actually the first or second piece of Twilight fanfiction I read. Needless to say, it was a brilliant sort of introduction. This is an Alice/Jasper pre-Twilight canon that goes from when they met to a little after meeting up with the Cullens. It is novel-length and completed.

You've Kept Me Waiting by Mandi1

new(ish) listener

Shelby Says :
February 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Hi there!
Im a new listener, but have had you on my ipod for a while and just haven't had the time to sit down and listen with a pen & paper to write down all the fics you mention that I was interested in. I'm currently in the middle of the third episode, and am SURELY going to try and listen as often as I can.
Thanks for all the recommendations! It's because of you guys that I'm hooked on Twilighted! I didn't know it existed until I heard you guys mention it!

Anonymous Says :
February 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM

okay this story recommendation is AH and Bella/Jasper

First Love Lost by Oracle Vas
this one is very angsty (is that even a word?)

this recommendation is AH and Edward/Bella

Life as a Jelly Donut by Twilight Mischief

HILARIOUS. makes me laugh every chapter.

Anonymous Says :
February 20, 2009 at 9:14 PM

more recommendations:

both of these stories have edward as a single dad and they are both Edward/Bella

Total Eclipse of the Heart by ashel-13

Ready Made Family by MyLion.MyLamb

Mayra Says :
February 21, 2009 at 9:57 AM

I have many i think u'l like but ill only give my favorites
For Eternity by monksmama
This story is AU New Moon Edward naver came back the story is about how a book brings back the cullens back to FOrks Edward thought BElla was dead but soon finds out she's a vampire the updates have beeen slow but they are well worth it. THere is a lot of pain and a lot of love i cant describe how awesome it is read the first chapter and then decide what to do with it

Horizons by angelicwish
This story is amazing its Braking Dawn AU
Bella's body didnt survive Renesme's birth and Edward went back to Italy to die. Renesme returns to forks and to Charlie. But there is a lingering presense of the Volturi. ITs awesome she understands the pain and anguish of Renesme and honsetly its really well written. Its is one of the few breaking dawn AU that i like becasue honestly i loved breaking dawn and i cant stand people complaining about it.

last but not least
Cullens, Cards and Cocktails (one shot) by rydia

THE funniset thing ive read so far
ITs pre wedding Bella.Emmet, ALice and Rose decide to get her drunk its too funny. IT's told in third person and at first i didnt understand how it could work im used to being in someone else's head but for the comedy to work it has to be in third person its sooo funnny The ending is kinda lame but everything up to the point where Edward comes home is hilarious.

Anonymous Says :
March 2, 2009 at 6:25 AM

I just found this podcast thingy, now that I know what a podcast actualy is!

One of the best post breaking dawn stories I have read is by Nostalgicmiss, and its called Shadow Of A Doubt.

Its set about 10 years after BD, and focuses on some issues that Nessie has to overcome. The twists in it are brilliant, and the way she includes the other half breeds is excalent.

In the AU world there is one that I am reading called Last Of My Kind.

Basically it starts with a question: Did you ever wonder what was stopping the vampires from taking over?
And it goes on to explain that Bella is this thing called and Immortal Peacekeeper, and they have the power to influence the minds of others, and keep the vampires from taking over the world. She meets Edward in 1918, and we are waiting to see if he gets turned into a vampire or not. It seems really well thought out with the way Bella's race is included and described.
It's by faerie kitten

Anonymous Says :
March 2, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Voycotts and Barflies By vjgm

Anonymous Says :
March 3, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Edit my last comment:
the title is Boycotts and Barflies, stupid keyboard >.<

next recomendation:
Notes by Llama mama23

riding.on.dreams Says :
March 6, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Here's a good one; it's AU. (Alternate Twilight).
It's called "Bella Hale"
"Six year old Isabella Swan was orphaned after a car crash took her parents away, and Edward and the Cullens find her. Alice decides to keep her, and Edward tries to protect her. Family drama and hilarity ensues as Bella grows up and ExB happens."
Here's the link:

Another really good story is "All Around Me". It's an AU New Moon story; it's pretty much rewriting the story, but has nearly the same outcome. (minus Jacob; he's not in the fanfic.)
"Bella is left in a world of darkness after Edward leaves her.But just when things start to look bright again,weird things begin to happen.She wonders who could be the cause,knowing only one person could-Edward.But why after he promised to leave forever?AU"

Anonymous Says :
April 21, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Hi, I havent read all the podcasts yet just got em, so if you have answered this sorry: What do you think about crossovers? I've read one called This is For Keeps, that is a twilight/sookiestackhouse(TV TrueBlood) cross-over, I really like the writing and I know one or more of you read, Sookie books, I love them.

The author did this for the Steamy Movie Crossover Contest and kept writing after she got a big amount of reviews. The story is in Bon Temps, LA and Shreveport and Bella is convinced to go to Fangtasia, where she meets: the bartender Edward, the owners Eric N. and Pam, and Eric N.'s human a OC Rachel. Its really good and I think she desevres something from the author or HBO because ALOT of people are now buying the books/ watching the shows. She updates every Friday so you dont have to worry about her falling off the earth.


MollyP Says :
April 23, 2009 at 1:58 AM

Here's a canon pre-Twilight story with an OC that I really like.
The plot centers around a young woman who sees ghosts and is introduced to the Cullens when she gives Carlisle a message from his father. It's a bit of a tragic love story between her and Edward. The story appears to be fully written and she posts very frequently.
There is some really good chemistry and an excellently written OC in this story.

Jenna Says :
April 29, 2009 at 5:17 PM
We always want what we can't have but their love was so much more than just temptation. So what do you do when you fall in love with a student? That's the question Edward has to ask himself as he falls for his favorite student Bella. All Human,Not typical
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 47,034 - Reviews: 577 - Updated: 2-12-09 - Published: 12-8-08 - Edward & Bella
Not big into teacher/student fics, but this is one of my favorite stories ever. Realistic and heartbreaking.
How To Be/Twilight. The lonely nerd Edward that 'just needs a little help sometimes' gets friendly with popular Bella. What happens when she wants to give him a makeover and take him to prom?
Twilight - Fiction Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,271 - Reviews: 48 - Updated: 2-6-09 - Published: 1-28-09 - Complete
Oneshot about Geekward and sexually confident Bella. Excellent story and so efkin adorable!

Deanna Says :
May 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM

I beta this fanfic, and it's really great; well researched and a very original premise:

"The Fixer" by AzureEyedI

Things are never what they seem...or are they? The Cullen family's source of vast wealth comes to visit to take care of a most pressing problem. Canon and non-canon pairings. M for mature themes.
Twilight - Fiction Rated: M - English - Angst/Mystery

Reagan O'Connor Says :
May 8, 2009 at 5:43 PM

"Stripped" -- Reagan O'Connor

"Bella finds herself trapped in a bad relationship and takes off to start a new life. She finds work as an exotic dancer, and finds she must overcome many issues in order to build a new relationship with a new man, Edward Cullen."


Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst

Anonymous Says :
July 4, 2009 at 11:17 PM

Hey Temptations and Tematations hosts. So I know it is not very cool to self-promote, but if you ladies are interested in reading a post-BD story that stays true to both SM's characters as well as the story line, then I seriously recommend you check out my story called "Dusk Descends" by JayEddie1008. I realize a lot of readers out there have their issues with SM's BD, but if you can overlook that, I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you for taking my story into consideration. Please, please check it out. Thanks.

Jonathan aka JayEddie1008

pluto Says :
July 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Monster’s Serenade (AU, NC-17)
“Edward Masen was changed in the early nineteenth century in England. Later on, he separated himself from the Cullens and moved to Washington. Bella Swan moves to Forks Prairie with her uncle, Charles Swan. Fate brings her to Edward’s doorstep, and the dreaded monster rears its ugly head. Will she survive the monster?”
This one’s a period piece. Edward follows the normal vampire diet, unlike the Cullens (it’s a Darkward story). Then Bella comes into his life and a slight change happens. The interaction between Edward and Bella is erotic (And they haven’t had sex yet, just saying). The Cullens are mostly funny, namely Jasper and Emmett. The author has so far done a great job with descriptions and nuances of that time.

Anonymous Says :
September 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM

The Lords of Gangland by LeeCullen89
"Edward Cullen is a hot, bad, gangsta fella who is a new kid in the Chicago underworld. But refusing to pay his respects to the big, ruling Godfather, his arrival is not welcomed. Bella is said Godfather’s estranged daughter who becomes Edward's prisoner."

Lovingangels07 Says :
January 27, 2010 at 7:47 PM

A MUST READ...really

RISKY BUSINESS By lovingangels07


Banner for fic:

Blog for fic:

Summary: Bella and Edward are best friends who are dirt poor, living in the slums of Chicago. When Bella gets an opportunity to work in the city's hottest club to help save money to launch Edward's music career, she takes it. AH, Canon Couples.

Anonymous Says :
May 28, 2010 at 10:50 PM

lessons learned by misty haze

OH MY GOD this is probably the best story i've ever read **it's slash** (i am a slash girl) with **edward and jasper** AH AU and they both have **very damaged past's** and its as adorable and cute as it is serious and sexy and you almost can't believe they're only like 16 and have been through all of this and it is just such an awesome story that i'm surprized was nowhere to be found it's still a work in progress but every time i see this in my inbox i get that special tingally feeling

Anonymous Says :
May 28, 2010 at 10:52 PM

the legit actual summery from mistyhaze420 Summery: Jasper and Edward become the best of friends through similar tragic events in their lives. Edward, the geeky messed up kid, soon starts getting some lessons from bad boy, Jasper on how to fit in...What will E end up teaching him? E/J Slash AH Mature

Anonymous Says :
June 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I just HAD to list my favorite!! It's still a work in progress. It has about 10 chapters.

I guess it goes into both Humor and All Human:

Love Sharing A Flat, by A Walk In The Clouds
THE BEST EVER!!! It's hard to imagine that it's the author's first fanfic ever! Did I mention that it's my favorite ever?!
The actual summary as the author wrote it: Bella, Alice, and Rosalie share an apartment. What will happen when their new neighbors across the hall just happen to be Edward, Jasper, and Emmet? Will they fall in love? Laughter and romance ensures! All human.

The summary's a bit vague but it's a MUST READ!!!

Flor Says :
July 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM


I am also looking for Welcome to Drama Academy in pdf or ebook so I can finish it reading if you have it please send it please!!!

flor.silva gmail com

melody1225XD Says :
July 31, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Me To please. I was in the middle of reading Welcome to Drama Academy and the in the next couple of day when I returned to read it gone! So can you send me a ebook or pdf file it was such a good story from where i was in reading.

Anonymous Says :
August 2, 2010 at 11:43 AM


I was surfing the net, spreading the word on behalf of a friend of mine, found this site.
I've got a reccomend. Two, actually, tey come as a pair.

and the companion fic:

Five stars, both of them. Better written than the books.

Sarah Says :
August 4, 2010 at 4:12 AM

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Lucifer: Satan; fallen angel; exile from Heaven; vanity. Bella, with a tragic past of her own, is resolved to salvage Edward from Hell. An adventure of secrets, lies, and sins awaits... It's a pity that she doesn't know what she's getting herself into. Canon,AH

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September 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM

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Anonymous Says :
September 20, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Any chance you have Welcome to Drama Academy Fan Fiction. Pretty please thanks

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Anonymous Says :
October 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM

I would also really love a copy of Welcome to Drama Academy if anyone has it...

Anonymous Says :
November 9, 2010 at 5:47 AM

Any one have a copy of Welcome to Drama Academy, I would really love to read it.

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Anonymous Says :
September 12, 2011 at 8:02 AM

I came across this website and found some really good recommendations, and now I have one that everyone has to check out. The authors name is HeidiCullen, and her stories on Fanfiction are incredible. She writes twilight stories and the Lemons are INSANE! Her first story I read titled Push and Pull was phenominal, I found myself laughing out loud, literally, my husband and kids looked at me like I was nuts, not to mention my husband benefited tremendously because of the mood she put me in with her lemons sooooooo HOT! She has a new story, its her first vampire one and it is pure brilliant! She included some of her reviewers as characters and allowed them to choose what they would look like, I was very impressed by this and when certain reviewers got confused by her story she took it down and amazingly re-wrote it even better then the first time around. She updates almost daily and responds to every review. Shes Incredible you have to check out her stories!!!! Sincerely Jesse Law

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