24 Feb 2010
If you're worried I've abandoned Forbidden Desire, don't! I WILL finish it, but I do have to appologise for the beyond sloth-like update times! I just cleared my plate and it has my full attention now (and I think my Beta and two friends just got out the whips!) so hang in there, it's coming! :D
I'm very pleased to announce that I am reviewing for the Writer's Coffe Shop Publishing House! Swing by the reivew lounge and check out what we have to say about the upcoming releases!
I habitually review every story/chapter I read and really appreciate the same in return so very much. It's as close as we get to a pay of for puting ourselves out there for your enjoyment. :D
I'm hoping to catch up on my writing soon so I can start reading some of the very tasty stories I see listed here! :D
The Face I Can't Forget
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My Contest News:
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the Cougar Revolution such a fabulous good time!
Check out the profile for the winners: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2230877/
Check out the thread to see the banners: http://www.twilighted.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=8351
I'm a thirty-something wife, mother of two, and business owner who used to be a prospective whale biologist in Washington (not too far from the Olympic Peninsula--I can see Port Angeles from here on a clear day!). I met my then Stage Manager husband in the local theater while playing the role of a vampire (Dracula's Lucy) and my life was forever changed! Needless to say, drama comes naturally to both my kids, and they are the inspriation that keeps me moving. Reading, and now writing Twi-fic, is what's keeping me sane with the otherwise absolute lack of needed creativity in my life right now.
Despite having played a Vampire in a local production of "Dracula" I had not heard of "Twilight" until the movie came out. Go figure. My typical cuppa is Sci-Fi/Fantasy, not Romance and never before vamp fiction, so my RL friends and family find it histerical that this genre has sucked me in so deeply!
I discovered it when my eldest niece, who has been a fan for years, drug me to the movie with her Thanksgiving 2008. On the way home we stopped to buy me the whole series. I finally quit reading them to obsession (along with "Midnight Sun on SM's website), four months later when I found this site. Yeah!!
I had barely even heard of Fan Fiction, but one day it suddenly occurred to me that others might be wanting more from these characters the same way I was. I entered "best twilight fiction" in my Google box, and here I am.
I came for the lemons, but have stayed for the creativity. And boy, am I glad I did!!
After months and months of loving giving giggle worthy reviews, I've finally added writing my own fic to reading other authors' fabulous works. I'm now intent on stimulating my muse rather than just taking care of others'. lol
I won't lie, I doubt anything I write based on "Twilight" will ever be rated any lower than M. This first story is definitely going to be one big lemon ball, but hey, with a story like Twilight how can you not want to feast off the ol' lemon tree?! So far the two stories I have in mind will also be AU-human just because it makes the sexy times that much more fun! (No fears of breaking your bed partner!) Although recently I've been trying to think of something I could actually let my family read without turning beet red and hiding under a rock for eternity!! So, who knows, I may yet produce something that's more like SM had in mind!
Oddly enough, eight years before I even discovered Twilight, we named our stunningly gorgeous, physically graceul, and naturally talented, deep brown eyed boy Matthew Cullen. I can't help but find it more and more I ironic the more I read the series! To top it off my sprite of a four year old daughter is unconsciously endevoring to give Alice a run for her money (sans the Cullen coffers) in the utterly adorable, vivacious, big eyed pixie who no one easliy denies and who lives and breaths for cloths, deptartment! She too dances across the room! (Sadly she seems to have a healthy dose of Bella in her too as she's taken to tripping over smooth, level floors quite frequently!)
I chose RosaBella as my penname here (I'm IslandWoman221 on Twilighted dot net,) because I have a classic look that strongly resembles Rosalie, I love working on my Mustang with my father (having rebuilt it with him awile back- and didn't mind smelling to high heaven of gasoline and gear oil for 6 straight weeks to do it), but am Bella to my core. I don't blush, but in all other ways totally identify with her self perspective and approach to life! I was so shy I didn't speak to anyone willingly or easily as a child (I had teachers who hardly knew the sound of my voice). I got over it in my early teen years, but still find myself approaching new situations with a hang back and observe approach. It would have been wonderful to recognise the blessings of my genetics while in high school, but it has taken another long while to start to apprecieate what I used to have! :D
I had a boyfriend in HS that made me tingle, and not care to ever do anything but kiss him for days on end, but he was younger than me (like Jake) and it ended as inexplicably as it started. Those feelings gives me a place from which to relate to our favorite couple. Consquently, I'm hoping to use that experience and those with my Renaissance Man of a husband, along with sheer imagination to write some great ff! Let me know how well (or not) I succeed!!
Bridal Style Aonymous One-Shot Contest: Last Night in Paris - Third Place http://www.fanfiction.net/~bridalstyle
Golden Lemon Awards Nomination (category: Best Use of Food in Sex for Forbidden Desire Chapter 7)
Indie TwiFic Awards Round 1 Nominee (category: Canon/AU Story that Knocks You off Your Feet)
Twilight Awards 2009 Nomination (category: Best Dream )
I am blessed to have the incomparable TwiliteAddict for my Beta extraordinaire. My stories truely wouldn't be the same without her Emo-Loving input!! ;D
Go check out her award winning work, and leave her the love he tender loving writing deserves! http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1863813/TwiliteAddict
Huge thanks to justjasmie for placing the winning bid for my one-shot in The Fandom Gives Back story auction and to everyone else who helped make the fundraiser such a huge success!!
Congrats to CandraJade who topped the bidding for me and the histerical emo-loving TwiliteAddict in the Support Stacie Vampire Author Auction! Stacie Holeman (truelovepooh on LJ and in fandom) has been battling Stage III ovarian and breast cancer since March 2007 without the benefit of medical insurance. The Auction ended on Monday, Jan. 18 and raised 3,500 on Stacie's behalf!
Sincere gratitude to Kassiah and radiate689 for being the winners in the Spring Support Stacie Auction for my offerings for Forbidden Desire and Last Night in Paris!
Birthday Wishes Round Robins I have participated in:
Happy Birthday Bella!: Round robin collaboration for Goldenmeadow's birthday. Bella/Edward smuttake. Mature audiences only. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5621886/1/Happy_Birthday_Bella_Round_Robin_Collaboration
Lady Lix and Her Bag of Tricks: Happy Birthday SlobberMonkey! Glass toys? Cleaning products? Furniture stores and sexin’ galore? A wee get well round robin for our slobber-monkey. Very RATED M for adults only. AU, hilarious hot, so bring your funny bone and leave your panties at the door. Oneshot silliness. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5657671/1/Lady_Lix_and_Her_Bag_of_Tricks
The Chop Shop: Happy Birthday Winterstale! Sit down, shut up, and hold on! Oh, & don't forget the clean panties in the glove box. Sexcapades ensue when a hot-as-hell Tennessee stranger pushes his 1/4 ton of steel into Rosie's garage! NC-17 Can't say this didn't come with a warning... http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5717312/1/The_Chop_Shop
Eight Days A Week: Happy Birthday RowanMoon! Carlisle and Esme go to their island for some much needed relaxation from their lives. Rated M for mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5766139/1/Eight_Days_a_Week
April's Birthday Anthology: A collection of one shots centering around mythology for our one and only Gasaway Alley on her birthday. From the ladies of the Double Wide. We love you April! Happy Birthday! (I wrote chapter 4: Artemis Rose Blooms) http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5868460/1/Aprils_Birthday_Anthology
Fic I helped edit and added a few turns of phrase to:
Finding My Forever: by TwiliteAddict and TaintedDarkInuShemeeko Edward knows just what his uptight pre-med brother Carlisle needs -- a night out with a smart, sexy co-ed! What happens when Edward and his BFF Alice set Carlisle up on a blind date? The alcohol flows, sexual tension mounts, and lemons fly! Entry for the "Will You Marry Me Contest" http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5785761/1/
Where to Find Me:
I love to hang out on threads and can often be found in my "Villa" on the Twilighted threads feel free to come play!
Forbidden Desire Thread: http://www.twilighted.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=7865&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
Follow me on FaceBook : Rosie IslandBelle Adults over 18 only please.
You can also find me on LiveJournal (RosaBella75)
Sorry, I don't Twitter. My family would mutiny if I added another electronic addiciton. They barely tolerate my ff obsession as it is! :D
Thanks for reading!!