Monday, April 23, 2012

Fan Fiction Recommendation - Fold Your Wings

I guess I've been a bad little Twitard these days. My long list of fan fiction has apparently dwindled to almost nil without my even realizing it. I blame it on real life. And the fact that I've been reading a shit-ton of other non-Twilight related books.

Shocking, I know.

HOWEVER. I have recently stumbled across an emotional, captivating, intense and sexy fan fiction.

And by "stumbled across" I mean, "Myg mentioned it was awesome so I went to check it out." You know, the usual.

Fold Your Wings- By Jadalulu


 Summary (snagged from Jadalulu's site, natch)  
 The liberties he assumes with my body should enrage me, anger me beyond my own sanity. But it's just not that simple." Encounters born of need. Consequences neither saw coming. Guard your hearts. Not the ExB you're used to. AH

The prologue opens with a super steamy and very intense sex scene and trust me when I say this isn't making love and cuddling.

It's fucking.

Fold Your Wings is one of the most interesting fics I've ever read. Not only is it beautifully and almost exquisitely-painfully written, there is a raw and vulnerable honesty about her characters. With some of the darker fics, the realness of the characters is sometimes missing. Not here. Jadalulu has such a talent for words and truly brings her characters to life.

Bella is a hard-working hotel maid/waitress/college-grad who is just trying to graduate and prove to her unloving and unresponsive parents that she's actually worth something when, one night, she's approached by a hard and arrogant man. Edward Cullen makes her an offer that she can't refuse.

 (Taken from here) Also, UNF...

And she's not sure she wants to.

The result is a journey that starts with sex, but leads to something so much more. I just don't know what it is yet because Fold Your Wings isn't completed.

And I wouldn't tell you anyway, because you need to check it out for yourselves.

A little word of warning - Fold Your Wings is definitely not a fluffy walk through the park. The sexual encounters between Edward and Bella are... shall we say... callous at times. This fic is an emotional roller coaster that will keep you hanging on to every word, every nuance.

So, check it out and let us know your thoughts!! And if you have any other fan fic recommendations, please leave them in the comments.

24 comments:

  1. So timely. I just last night finished Sempre and now was wondering what the hell I was going to read. Not so sure about how I feel about unfinished FF right now. BUT, the published Sempre was so much just EP WITHOUT THE LEMONS (!!!) that I'm ready (no, make that aching) to start out with some fucking. Conclusions be damned.

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    1. Damn! Just read the FYW prologue. First thought is that I missed my calling-I could totally be quiet. Blame it on Finnish heritage, perhaps, but I can totally do quiet. And the window would work for me as well. Probably can't blame the Finns for that one.

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  2. I love that its dirty and gritty. Its wonderfully written. It is not for those looking for puppies and rainbows. She makes you feel things for these characters; real passion, hate, love. No words are really enough to describe this story.

    As for a fic rec... read anything by Savage7289. Her characters aren't always perfect, some down right insane.

    It Could be Worse, Right
    Unexpected Circumstances
    Surviving Bella
    Win Some, Lose Some
    Tempt my Tongue
    Transcendence
    Offside
    Hide and Drink

    Its a lot of story's but they are all worth your time :)

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    1. I read Hide and Drink!! It was very good. I don't believe I've checked out her other ones. I might have to make my reemergence into fic-land with one of her stories.

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  3. **SPOILER ALERT** Don't finish this paragraph if you're still a FYW virgin!! I really like Fold Your Wings, but ever since they went their separate ways, I've been all kinds of confused. I'm happy to see that they seem to be working their way back together - as real people. There is no other story like it!

    Ditto on the works of Shay Savage.


    My rec is another WIP. She Gives Me Religion by Liz Lemon Bennett. This unique story plunges you right into the middle of a tragic situation and rips your heart out - in the first chapter. You won't be able to not think about this for days on end. This Edward is a really good (innocent) guy who includes talking to God along with the running commentary going on inside his head!

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6516955/1/bShe_b_bGives_b_bMe_b_bReligion_b "A foul-mouth seminarian meets a just widowed bride in the brink of despair. A late in life coming of age story, Bella and Edward learn to have faith in themselves and each other. Started as a Cherry Exchange o/s, now full length."

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    1. **MAJOR SPOILER**

      I like that they go their separate ways. I think it was necessary for the plot to progress and for them to find common footing. But I was confused as well at first, lol.

      Thanks for the rec!!

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  4. Um, JJ... *falls to knees and clasping hands* thank you thank you thank you! I've been desperate for a good fanfic. It seems we've found the next Fifty Shades.

    Who can't wait for the Fifty Shades movie? Anyone who's not Rob will disappoint me. But I digress...

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  5. Yesy, yes YES!!!!! This story will definitenly grab your interest! Love it!

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  6. As soon as I slog through another several thousand pages of Game of Thrones (thanks for that, JJ), I'll jump back on the fic train!

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  7. I LOVE FYW, but ... she can literally take months to update. Her last chapter before the one she posted a week or so ago was in December. It's so frustrating. I know, I know ... she has a real life and real obligations, and honestly I'm always thrilled whenever she posts a new chapter. I just fear she will ultimately stop before it's complete, which would be terrible because she clearly has a strong vision for this story and where it will go.

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    1. I know it's a little rough about the updates but this fic is SO good that I hated to not rec it because of the slightly sporadic updating. As a fic writer (who was a total asshole and never even finished her story) I understand it's frustrating me but I have faith in Jadalulu! She's going to finish this one!!

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  8. i hear you, reblit. the drip drip updates is TORTUROUS. however it is such a DELICIOUS story i devour every update. i only wish i waited until it was a complete fic before starting...

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  9. I have been doing so well reading all those books next to my bed...and now....I am weak. Thanks alot Myg and JJ. ;-)

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  10. Just finished Fallout by OCDindeed - the last line literally made me SOB. It's a dark topic - nuclear holocaust and all - but it's SO GOOD!

    I'll be adding this one to my list - although I refuse to start it until it's complete. I get far too obsessed to start something and then have to wait... :)

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  11. Glad to see 50 Shades is doing so well. A coworker is reading it after hearing about it on several TV shows and she LOVED it! I couldn't talk to anyone at work about it while I was reading it (ya know, S&M sometimes makes for awkward lunch conversation), but am so glad she's loving it and we get to dish about it all day. I still picture it with Edward and Bella tho. Not sure how they could make a movie out of it because I wouldn't want them to hold back at all. It would be incredible if they could tho!

    Thanks for the FF rec, but I refuse to read anything that's not completed. I've been left hanging too many times!

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  12. If you like "Fold Your Wings" you may also like:
    Substance Clad In Shadows by by holleluja (MYG is the Beta on this one) it's also a wip but it's so good.
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7267735/1/substance_clad_in_shadows

    Another good one: Insatiable Desires by itzmegan73 also a wip
    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7534537/1/Insatiable_Desires
    Summary: What happens when the paths of two highly intelligent hypersexuals cross?

    BREAKING NEWS: Just found out Ian Somerhalder (Damon on the Vampire Diaries) is hoping to land the role of of Christian Grey.

    Hope my comments show up this time. I've been having trouble posting here. I figured you guys just didn't like me no mo :(

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    1. Maybe I'm alone in this but the vamp diaries guy is far too smirky for me. I can't think of 50 as being anyone but Edward and Bella so the smirkiness just doesn't do it for me. Am I crazy?

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    2. I think I may have to agree with you. Ian is handsome in a reptilian sort of way. Rob makes the smirk seem justified. Ian's smirks just make him look like a very arrogant douche. All smarmy and creepy like.

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    3. Exactly. It's the smarmy that does it. If he didn't do that he could be the modern day Rob Lowe but he makes me twitchy with the smirk.

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    4. One word: eewwww! Somerhalder won't work for me at all!

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  13. I will add this to my list of FF to read, but think I will wait until it's finished to start. Lately RL has been stressful enough, so I have been reading only light and funny stories. But I have a nice little list of darker stories to read in the near future. The last story I read was First & Ten by Nolebucgrl, it had me laughing out loud. Also anything by CaraNo. And I agree with MrsKassieCullen, Savage is amazing!

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  14. Everyone has probably already seen this, but Ellen Degeneres trying to read fifty shades of grey out loud:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3JCwnwHbU&feature=branded

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    1. Don't eat the pancakes!!! She's hilarious.

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  15. I can't wait for the movie. I loved the books. I should agree these are the best written books.
    Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie

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