This death that accompanies us
From morning till night, sleepless,
Deaf, like an old regret.
(Cesare Pavese, Death Will Come With Your Eyes)

 The 6th chapter of A Good Liar is waiting for you.
Summary: "The first time the Grim Reaper visited Edward, it was in the form of the Spanish influenza. The second time, Death had the lovely face of Bella Swan."

The story is due to be updated every two weeks.

Reviewers get a little gift. 

A Good Liar has now its blinkie!


Today's guest is ManderBetis. She won the Twilight of Craigslist AD Contest with her story Beautiful Girl with the Baseball Bat, which we're going to discuss. 
Summary:  Beautiful Girl with the Baseball Bat - Port Angeles. 1st place in the Twilight of Craigslist AD Contest part one!

Raum: Hi ManderBetis! Would you like to tell us more about 'Beautiful Girl with the Baseball Bat'?

ManderBetis: I came up with the idea after listening to a Glee song Bust Your Windows and knew about the contest but had no intention of writing anything. Until my co-worker said that the song was her kinda crazy and poof a beautiful bat wielding Bella came to life :)

R.: Who is your favorite character in the Twilight Saga and why?

MB: Edward, of course! I loved his gentleness, his protectiveness and the kisses on the neck. . .
But then I found fanfic, more specifically Windchymes and fell hard for her stories and her Edwards. I think she captures the realness that Twilight is lacking; her characters actually talk through their issues and come out stronger at the end.

R.: Would you describe your writing process?
MB: My writing process is ridiculous. I write whenever the mood strikes and never write anything in order. I usually write little 'scenes' and later fit everything together.

R.: Would you describe your relationship with your readers?

MB: It's honest. I try and respond to every review and have been beyond fortunate to have only received one truly negative review. I love the truthful reviews that go in depth about my Edward & Bella, as in real life a different perspective can shed new light on something.  I have changed directions in a story because of one amazing reviewer.
Oh and I met my best friend after she read and reviewed my first story. She's amazing and never comments about my horrible grammar and prereads everything I write! 

Thank you, ManderBetis!
Here's a blinkie for "Beautiful Girl with the Baseball Bat," courtesy of MyReadingLounge. Go read this story and the other contest entries, too!


Everything comes to an end. Go read the last chapter of
Summary: "There was a reason behind Edward's rebellious period – a reason that still holds true and brought him to Italy. His existence has been predicated on revenge for decades, to the point that forgiveness seems impossible. When Edward meets Bella, only a winter separates him from his last human prey and his own destruction." AU-Vampires.

Reviewers get a little gift (different for each chapter)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the love, the support, the comments you so kindly gave me through this story. - Edward

This chapter's suggestion is represented by Luis SepĂșlveda,  
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly 

“Only those who dare may fly” 

At this link you can read more about the book http://www.arthuralevinebooks.com/book.asp?bookid=70.


I'm going to update A Good Liar next week. Stay tuned!


Caged, a new story by Savage, premiers tonight!   

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Stay tuned!


Edward is going to show a special place to Bella. Are you coming? The 5th chapter of A Good Liar is waiting for you.
Summary: "The first time the Grim Reaper visited Edward, it was in the form of the Spanish influenza. The second time, Death had the lovely face of Bella Swan."

The story is due to be updated every two weeks.

Reviewers get a little gift.

This chapter's extras:

The cottage


The lovely Fany has written a great review for an amazing, elegant story that will fascinate you. The fic is complete.
Summary: Edward finds himself back in the little beach town of his childhood when he inherits the local bar from his uncle. The elusive, pretty girl next door has killer legs, a sketchbook and secrets that are slowly eating her alive. All-human, EXB.
Don't miss it because...
I began reading this story when it was a WIP because I’d been hearing so many good things about it that I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did it because it became one of my favourite fics.

In the first chapter, Edward receives a call from Carlisle telling him that his uncle Peter has just passed away and that he has inherited everything. Edward goes back to Summerside, the town where his uncle lived and that holds a lot of memories from his childhood.
We meet Bella in chapter two. Let’s just say that Edward and Bella’s first meeting is far from pleasant because he basically acts like a jerk. But don’t worry, he will redeem himself ;)

Bella is Edward’s neighbor. She has been living there for a couple of years and she was very fond of his uncle Peter. They begin to interact and become friends. They’re obviously attracted to each other but Bella has something holding her back so they decide to stay as friends. Time passes and they become closer. Edward is present one day while she’s having nightmares and crying in her sleep. He’s worried about her and she eventually tells him what happened to her. 
They just can’t stop what happens between them so they finally become more. Edward calls her Firefly. This is the passage (which I absolutely love) where he explains why:

"Why do you call me that?"
"What… why do I call you Firefly?" He asked, a little bashful. "It might be kind of silly."
"Oh, you could never be silly," she said with a soft smile, backing up to see his face, scratching a nail through his almost-beard.
"Right. Well, you remind me of a little firefly, I guess. My mom and I used to catch them when I was a kid. They were so gentle. They don't bite at all, you know? When it got really dark they were impossible to see unless they flickered their light at you. I'd get close to one and then the light would go off and I'd have to wait for it to come back on. But by the time she flickered again she had flown away and it would start all over."
Her big, dark eyes were unreadable.
"You flicker at me sometimes, Bella," he said softly. "All this time I've been waiting to catch you but when I get too close you fly away." He tilted her face to make sure she understood. "I don't mean here," he said, and he grazed her mouth with his thumb, running his hand down her side. "Here," he said, and lightly tapped her forehead.
"I'm sorry," she whispered.
"No, no… don't ever be sorry. Not to me." He gathered her close, humming into her hair until her eyes slipped shut and she was breathing soft and steady against his chest.

The turning point in the story happens right after this part. I was so not expecting it. It literally left me speechless. I can’t say much because I would give everything away. You just need to read it and discover it for yourself.
There is no way I can do justice to the story with what I can reveal here and without saying too much but this story is amazing. The writing is absolutely beautiful and it will capture you. I found myself thinking about the story way after having finished it. I remember that when it was updated, I left everything I was doing to read the chapter. The waiting killed me but you’re lucky because now it’s complete! I know I’m repeating myself but you need to read it and see for yourself how extraordinary this fic is. You won’t regret it!

Thank you, Fany!

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