Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chapter 25 Teasers!



Chapter 25

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"I think it's a great idea," he cajoled, kissing her on the neck as they were laying in bed one night.

"But isn't it a bit excessive? I mean, I love you and the fact that you want to build something like that for me, but I don't want to take you away from more important projects."

Edward leaned on his elbow and smiled down at her. "Nothing is too good for you, Princess."

She sighed, feeling every last defense melt with his heartfelt words. She brought her lips to his and kissed him softly.

"I love you so much. You know that, right?" Bella whispered in the quiet of their bedroom.

"I know," he replied, resting his forehead against hers. "As for the library, we can make it multi-functional if it makes you happy."

She cocked and eyebrow. "What do you mean?"

Edward smirked, an impish look overtaking his features. "Well, we can make it a library/office. We'll add a big desk and a computer. Maybe our kids can do their homework in there some day."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2nd Chapter 24 Teaser!


Chapter 24

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Bella looked up as James plopped down into an arm chair, letting out a huge sigh. She'd been curled up on the couch, next to Edward's side while they watched a movie with Emmett. 

She clicked pause of the remote button, earning a disgruntled "Hey!" from her cousin, which she quickly stifled with a glare in Em's direction.

"How'd it go, Jame?" she asked quietly, eyeing her friend in concern.

James rolled his eyes and huffed dramatically. "About as well as I thought it would. Mom cried, and my father expressed his extreme disappointment at my choices, lecturing me about how he'd known all along that Hollywood would ruin me."

Bella let out a small sigh, moving to sit on the side of her friend's chair. She leaned into his side, and wrapped an arm around his shoulders.

"I'm sorry," she murmured. "I feel bad that I encouraged you to talk to them."

James shrugged, giving her a small smile and patting her leg gently. "Don't worry about that, Iz. It was the right thing to do."

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chapter 24 Teasers!



Chapter 24

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Bella grinned as Edward shot her a confused smile.



"Have you ever heard of the term 'Grand Gesture'?" she responded cheekily, leaning up to kiss him swiftly before running back on stage.



His eyes widened in understanding as she gripped the microphone, glancing back at him with a grin.

"Hello, Seattle!" she shouted to the screaming crowd. "We're doing something a little different tonight, so please bear with me!" 



Monday, August 8, 2011

Chapter 23 Teasers!



Chapter 23

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Bella stared out the window, gazing down at the ground below. She briefly considered breaking the glass, and jumping the four stories, but quickly ruled that out, figuring that her luck the fall would leave her with a broken leg, and Jane would attempt to nurse her back to health all 'Misery'-like.

She wrapped her arms around her waist, glancing around the stark room, which contained only a bed. She sighed, and tried one last time to pry open the window. The wood must've been glued securely, because it wouldn't budge.

The sound of a key sliding into a lock made her jump, and face the door warily. The handle turned, and Jane sauntered in with a bright smile.

"Oh, Izzy!" she exclaimed enthusiastically. "You're awake already! I brought a friend to say hello!"

Bella's eyes narrowed as she noticed a tall man following Jane into the room. When his familiar smile came into view, she gasped and covered her mouth quickly.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chapter 22 Teasers!


Chapter 22

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"I'll be right there," Alistair replied hurriedly, snapping his phone shut.

He stood quickly, and walked over to squat down directly into Bella's vision.

"That was Edward," he said hastily. "There was some issue at the house, but it's under control. I'm heading over there to help out. Do not-" He paused for emphasis. "Do not leave this room or Tanya's side until one of us comes for you."

Bella's eyes widened and she immediately began to protest. "But, Al-"

"No," he replied firmly. "Please, Bella," he pleaded. "Just do as I ask. I can't do my job if I'm worried about you. Will you please promise to stay here?"

She swallowed nervously and nodded. She wanted nothing more than to follow him home, and find out what was going on, but she'd made a promise to the people she loved that her safety would be her foremost thought.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chapter 21 Teasers!


Chapter 21

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Thirty minutes later, Bella sat on the couch, her legs tucked underneath her and a blanket thrown over her shoulders. She stared blankly at the wall as a pair of uniformed cops checked the balcony and surrounding area. They'd questioned her and written down her answers, but her mind was preoccupied because Edward hadn't returned yet. She bit her bottom lip as it began to tremble and squeezed her eyes closed.

Her mind started to conjure the worst case scenario; the image of him bleeding and hurt on a random sidewalk popped in to her head. A sharp pull in her chest brought forth a gasp, and she brought her knees up, burying her face in them and sobbing quietly. She felt a hand rub her shoulder gently and looked up into Alistair's warm blue eyes.

"Hey," he whispered. "It's going to be okay."

"Bu-but Edward..." She stopped, covering her mouth with her hands to stifle a frustrated scream.

Alistair smiled sadly. "He's fine, Bella," he replied confidently. "He probably just got lost on his way back. This isn't the easiest neighborhood to navigate."

She blinked and scrubbed her face. "Do you really think that?" she asked in a small, scared voice.

He nodded. "I really do."




Monday, July 11, 2011

Chapter 20 Teasers!



Chapter 20

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"Ugh, I hate these stupid shoes," Bella grumbled, as she practiced walking around the living room in four inch silver heels. "Why do I have to go to this thing again?"

"Well, who was traipsing around the back woods in sneakers for the past few months?" Tanya smirked from her seat on the couch, close to Mac. "Plus, you were the one who agreed to be James' arm candy for this awards show."

Bella stopped and put her hands on hips in annoyance. "Thanks for the support, Tanya," she replied sarcastically, a smile tugging at her mouth.

Tanya threw her head back and laughed. "I'm not here as your Fairy Godmother tonight, honey. I'm here to hang out with you uncle."

(teasers are completely unBeta'd)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chapter 19 Teasers!


Chapter 19

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"Hello?"

Bella's heart started to pound as silence was the only thing heard. 

"Hello?" she asked again, her voice cracking.

Quickly noticing her rigid body language and the shakiness of her voice, Alistair pulled over to the side of the road. Motioning for her phone, she handed it to him and he reached out, quietly touching the screen to turn on the speakerphone. 

"Hello?" she said louder, gaining courage from Alistair's presence. "Who is this?"

A sharp intake of breath was heard, followed by a heavy sigh.

"Who is this?" Alistair growled out angrily. "Stop being a coward." 

The tell-tale click of a line being hung up echoed loudly in the tension-filled car.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chapter 18 Teasers!


Chapter 18


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"We should figure out how you're going to explain Mr. McCarty here, though."

"What do you mean?" Mac responded.

James pursed his lips. "Well, the media are going to start asking questions about the mysterious older man that was seen leaving the airport with us yesterday. In fact," he mused, "I'm almost shocked that they haven't yet."

Bella chewed on her bottom, deep in thought. "Well, I figured we could either pass him off as a bodyguard or tell the truth that he's family."

"I think it'd probably be best to go with the bodyguard angle for the moment." He paused, before nodding. "Actually, the more I think about it, the more I say we just don't say anything and let them assume."

Bella's lips curved into a devious smile. "You know what they say about assuming, James."

His brow furrowed in confusion. "No, what?"

 "You make an ass out of u and me."

He rolled his eyes. "Very mature, Iz."

She stuck out her tongue. "You're just jealous you didn't think of it first."

"Okay, children," Mac broke in, "do I need to separate you two?"


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chapter 17 Teasers



Chapter 17

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He tucked her head against his shoulder, holding her tightly. "It'll be fine," he whispered. "We'll talk to each other every day. Time will fly by, watch."

Bella took in a shuddering breath, willing herself not to cry. He was right; it wasn't the end of the world. "I know," she murmured. "I just didn't realize that this would be so hard."

He kissed the top of her head and sighed. "I'll be out to visit in a few weeks, but I'm sure it'll feel like a lifetime."

She smiled, that one bright spot giving her the strength to pull away. Leaning up on her tippy toes, she kissed him sweetly, one last time. His hands wrapped around her waist and their kiss quickly turned passionate.

"Okay, lovebirds," Mac called out. "I hate to break up your moment, but we needed to be heading through security ten minutes ago."



Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chapter 16 teasers



Chapter 16

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She let out a sigh of contentment as Edward settled behind her. She leaned back and rested herself against his chest, the hot water and bubbles lapping the at top of her breasts. His hands slid slowly down her arms until his hands joined hers on the lip of the tub.

"Is the water okay?" he murmured in her ear.

"It's perfect," she replied, turning her head to capture his lips in a soft kiss. "This has been the best Valentine's ever."

"I wanted to make it special for you," he replied quietly. "I'm going to miss you so much."

She let go of his hands and shifted her body sideways, water sloshing onto the floor. His eyes were sad as she reached up, cupping his cheeks.

"I love you," she responded emphatically. "I'll miss you, too, but remember it's only temporary. You own my heart, Edward. Completely and totally."


Monday, May 23, 2011

Chapter 15 Teasers!




Chapter 15

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"What do you have there?" Bella asked, poking her head up into the attic to see what was taking him so long.


Edward was sitting with his legs folded, papers scattered around him on the floor. At the sound of her voice, he looked up slowly, his eyes full of wonder. Immediately, her curiosity was piqued.


"They're your father's. I'm sorry I took so long, they were just just stuffed in this box haphazardly so I tried to put them in some type of order."


She smiled and ducked under a rafter, making her way over to him slowly. She found an empty spot right next to him and slid down carefully, picking up a random paper and reading it. The hand writing was neat, but obviously masculine.

August 23, 1997
..
In less than a month, my baby girl will be ten. She's growing up too fast and just as beautiful as her mother. I know Mac, Emmett and I are going to have our hands full in a few years. Maybe I could keep her locked away like a fairytale princess? Nah, then I'd just be edgy waiting for that knight in shining armor to scale her wall and sweep her off into the night.

Ha! As if I'll be able to contain her, if she's half as stubborn as Renee. But that's okay, because she's still my Bella.

..

Tears spilled down her cheeks and she reached up to wipe them away. Glancing over, she noticed Edward was slack-jawed in surprise, looking down at a paper in his hand.


"Edward? What's wrong," she asked in concern.


He turned to her and silently handed her the weathered square of paper, his hands trembling slightly. She studied it in shock, her mind fighting to wrap itself around the typed words and failing miserably.



Monday, May 16, 2011

Chapter 14 Teasers!



Chapter 14

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As his hand slid up her naked thigh, Bella released a sigh of contentment. She shifted and cocked her leg around his hip, allowing his body to settle comfortably on top of her. His lips slowly made their way down her neck, igniting a path of fire along the way.

"Edward," she moaned lightly. She felt him smile against the skin right above her heart, before placing a kiss there, so soft and gentle that she barely felt it.

He shifted and brought his mouth back to her lips, before pulling back. His eyes bored deeply into hers, the sheer amount of adoration she saw in them took her breath away. She had the strangest urge to pull away, grab her notebook and pen the most beautiful song ever written, but nothing on Earth would pull her out of this moment. The world could live without another great love song. She couldn't live without this moment in time with him.

In her eyes, it was an even trade off.




Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chapter 13 Teasers!


Chapter 13
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Edward pulled to a stop outside of Mac's house and turned off the engine. His wide smile sent a shot happiness right up Bella's spine, leaning forward and pressing his lips against hers softly.


"I love you," he whispered against her skin. "Now that the floodgates have opened, you're going to get sick of me saying that."

She threw her head back and laughed, her eyes shining. "I'll never get sick of that. You're stuck with me now, Cullen."

He pulled her close. kissing her hard. "I'm counting on it, Princess."

Just as their bodies untangled, the passenger side door was pulled opened and someone yanked Bella out of the truck's cab. She turned quickly, finding herself face-to-face with a pair of steel blue eyes.

"James," she gasped in surprise.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Walk for CHOP Fundraiser

Hey guys! I posted this on my Blog, but since it could involve a RH Outtake, I'd figured I'd post it here as well to get some views. 
I received paperwork from my son's school today asking for sponsors for their walk-a-thon benefiting CHOP, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I was going to just do what I did last year, write out a $20 check and send it in. But this year, I figure that I might as well try to put a little extra effort into this.


For anyone who decides to contribute to this awesome cause, I'll be writing a piece and sharing it with you guys. Since you're the one calling the shots, it'll be your choice as to what I write. Whether it's an Outtake, a One shot continuance or something new altogether, it's your call.

*Only* the people who donate will be sent a link to a survey with several options. The most chosen option will be written by the end of June and sent to you by July 1st. It will still get posted to FFn, but not until at least August 1st.

So, here's the deal. Between right now and next week, Friday May 13th, 2011, I'll be taking donations. I'm not setting a minimum, so please feel free to donate whatever you feel comfortable with, even it's just one dollar. Every little bit helps and it's going to a great cause.


100% of the money donated will be used to sponsor my son, Shaun. Since I need to send the money in with him to school the day of the walk, I'll be accepting PayPal payments and then just send in one check with the amount raised.


To provide as much proof as possible that I'm legitimate here, I'm posting pictures of the explanation sheet they sent home, as well as his sign up sheet and school calendar marking the date. On Friday the 13th, I'll be posting pictures of the check and his filled out sheet. If we end up raising over $100, I'll hand deliver said check and take a picture of the teacher receiving it. I don't want anyone to have to question my morality here. =)


If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them here in the comments, or email me. KitsuShel@gmail.com or hit me up on Twitter: @KitsuShel

Love, hugs and adoration,
Shel

Chapter 12 ~ Hands Down ~ is up!

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TWCS Chapter 12


Monday, May 2, 2011

Rabbit Heart Outtake for the Fandom Fights Tsunami Compilation




For the upcoming Fandom Fights Tsunami fundraiser, I will be contributing an Outtake from my current WiP, Rabbit Heart. They've raised almost $35,000 and still going! For a minimum donation of $10 to the American Red Cross, you'll receive a compilation of stories that have been donated by almost 300 different writers!


Here's a teaser for you:



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“Nu-uh!”

“Uh-huh!”

“Nu-uh!”

“Uh-huh!”

“Stop being a poopie head, Shaggy!”

“Then stop being a stupid girl, Scrappy!”

The little girl folded her arms and glared at the older boy, who in return, had his fists clenched in anger.

“I am not a stupid girl! You take that back you big jerk!”

“No! You are too a stupid girl and I don’t want to play with you anymore!”

In a very rash moment, the boy shoved the little girl down and stalked away. Her bottom lip quivered as she watched her best friend in the world walk away, two other boys cackling along beside him. She grasped her shirt sleeve between her palm and thumb, wiping her nose and the tears from her cheeks.

If Emmett wanted to play with those idiotic boys instead of her, well then fine, she didn’t need him. Bella sighed and felt a sharp tug in chest. Panicking, she clutched her heart and jumped to her feet, running non-stop all the way home. Out of breath, she gasped and moaned, falling at her father’s feet in their living room.

Charlie Swan looked down at his daughter and raised his eyebrows.

“What are you doing, Bells? I thought you and Emmett were playing at the park?”

“Daddy,” she gasped, still clutching her chest. “I’m having a heart attack, please don’t let me die!” she wailed as torrent of tears washed down her face.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chapter 12 teasers!




Chapter 12

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Bella sipped her wine and set the glass back onto the coffee table, as Edward reached over and gently moved some hair from the nape of her neck, laying a gentle kiss there before beginning to massage her lightly. She sighed and leaned into his touch, the tension slowly dissipated from her body. She groaned softly, causing him to chuckle.

"Does that feel good?" he asked huskily.

"Yes," she moaned as his fingers kneaded a particularly stubborn muscle knot, "it's been a long day."

"I'm sorry," he murmured.

She pulled away and turned her body to face him, smiling. "I didn't mean it negatively. Yes, it was a long day, but it was the most fun I've had in years. Thank you for traipsing me around Seattle."

He smiled shyly and tucked her hair behind her ear. "Thank you for letting me traipse you around Seattle. And agreeing to stay the night here with me." He cupped her cheek, kissing her softly. As he began to move away, she reached for his tie and pulled him back, grazing her lips across his cheek and running her nose along his own.

"Not so fast, Cullen. You called the shots all day, it's my turn now."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chapter 11 Teasers!



Chapter 11

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Emmett stared down Bella, hoping to intimidate her with his size and ferociousness. She merely eyed him casually and sighed.

"No," she replied calmly, moving her token three spaces.

His face crumpled, changing tactics and resorted to whining to help get his way. "Pleeeeease? Pretty please with sugar on top?"

"I said no," she replied firmly. "The last time I traded you Park Place, you screwed me over."

His jaw dropped in surprise. "That was like, eleven years ago!" he exclaimed. His eyes narrowed and he squinted in thought. "I seem to remember you getting pissed off and sweeping the board after that."

Bella flushed and rolled her eyes. "I don't recall any such thing."

"Uh huh, whatever, Scrappy," he scoffed.

She turned to Rosalie, who sat watching their exchange with an amused smile, along with the other three people in the room.

"Does he guilt trip you as well, when he doesn't get his own way?"

Rose smirked and shook her head. "No, he usually tries to bribe me with sexual favors."

Bella scrunched her face up and looked ill for a moment. "Ew, gross. He's my brother, for all intents and purposes."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chapter 10 Teasers!


Chapter 10

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"You're in love with him."

Bella pulled her gaze from across the room and looked at Jacob blankly, not focusing on what he was saying.

"I'm sorry, what?"

He eyed her contemplatively and sighed. "Edward. You're in love with him," he replied, matter-of-factly.

At the sound of his name, her heart clenched and she turned her eyes back to the scene unfolding at a table in the corner of the bar. Streaks of copper shined from Edward's head in the overhead light. He was leaning forward, talking animatedly to Angela. From where she stood, Bella couldn't make out the tone of their discussion, but her stomach fell to her feet when Angela laughed and touched Edward's hand intimately. She swallowed painfully and forced herself to look back at Jacob.

His eyes were soft and sympathetic, which spurred a burst of anger forward. "Edward and I are just friends," she spat, before turning to help a customer a few seats down from the police chief. When she passed by him again, he let out a laugh, which caused her to stop and glare at him.

"Is something funny, Chief?" she asked sarcastically.

"Yes, Isabella. You." He smugly sat back in his seat when she slammed her hand on the bar in front of him. 

"Why are you antagonizing me, Jacob?"

"Because you're hurt and it's written across your face. Bottling all of that up inside is only going to do more harm than good. Cry. Rage. Bitch and moan. Let me be your friend."

She glanced at Edward's table and then back at Jacob. "I think I'm done with 'friends' at the moment."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chapter 9 Teasers!




Chapter 9

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Jasper chuckled and strummed his guitar softly. "You know, it's better to have loved and lost than-"


"Never to have loved at all," Bella finished with a roll of her eyes. "Yeah, I get your point."


His blue eyes met hers, blazing with such an intensity that she felt it in her soul. "Do you really?"


"Yes," she whispered. 


"Love conquers all, Bella-Bee. The sayings may be clich├ęd, but they hold a grain of truth. Being in love with someone makes you stronger. You're just looking at everything the wrong way."



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chapter 8 ~ Teasers!



Chapter 8

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They were on the road for a few minutes before Bella propped her arm on the door, turning her gaze to Edward. He glanced over at her quickly and then back to the road.

"What?" he asked nervously.

"I was just thinking about how I don't know that much about you, but you know my life story at this point."

He shook his head. "That's not true. You know plenty about me."

"Mostly things your sister's told me."

He grimaced. "Yeah, Lord only knows what kind of secrets she's spilled."

Bella laughed. "Not very many, I'm sure you'll be happy to hear."

"I've got to say I'm thrilled about that, actually."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chapter 7 ~ Teasers!



Chapter 7

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Bella took a few deep breaths and leaned on Emmett as Rosalie rubbed her back in comfort. She didn't truly start to feel at ease until she looked up and found Edward's gaze. He smiled sadly at her and she swallowed thickly. For the first time since she'd been welcomed back with open arms, she wondered if being here was a good idea. She tore her gaze away from Edward and felt panic rise up in her chest. She reached down and picked up her bag and stumbled backwards, toward the door.

"Bells?" Emmett asked, his voice laden with concern. "Where are you going?"
"I- I need to leave. I c-can't stay here," she stuttered out, fresh tears attacking her eyes.

Edward realized what was happening before anyone else and didn't stop himself from moving forward this time. He strode forward and cupped her cheeks, forcing her to meet his gaze. The other three were frozen in bewilderment, until his words cut through the air like a knife.

"Don't do this, Bella. Don't run. Please don't pull away from us," he pleaded, with both his voice and his wide green eyes.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chapter 6 Teasers!



Chapter 6

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"Is that your dad?"

She looked down at the black and white photo of Charlie playing a guitar and smiled softly, memories overtaking her once again.

"Yeah," she murmured. Her fingers gently caressed the glossy finish and sighed. 

"I remember he used to sit on the porch on summer nights and play while Mac played the harmonica. Em and I would just sit and listen, enraptured. He's the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place, when my mom first moved us to L.A. I talked her into buying me one and taught myself how to play. Less than three months later she had me entered in some contest, which I won. And thus began my illustrious career." She snorted derisively and shook her head.

"I'd give up anything - everything, just to have my dad back." She glanced up and was met with eyes filled with sympathy and understanding.

He squeezed her shoulder gently and smiled sadly in comfort. "I get it. From everything that I've heard, the Chief was an amazing guy."

"He really was," she whispered, gazing back at the photo once more, before setting it to the side and reaching inside of the box of memories.


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Also of note, all of the music is update on the MixPod. =)
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chapter 5 Teasers!



Chapter 5

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Bella opened one eye as she heard a small scratching and whining coming from the other side of her door. She dragged herself out of bed and padded over to the door, opening it a crack. She peered out into the hall, not seeing anyone, and was startled when the dog plopped down onto her feet. She looked down and met his wide, curious eyes, his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. 

"Um, dog? You're sitting on my feet," she murmured quietly, so that any other adults that might overhear wouldn't think she was crazy for talking to the animal. 

Joey cocked his little head to side, as if asking what her deal was. She pursed her lips, placing her hands on her hips and sighed. She stepped back, letting the dog's behind hit the floor, and walked back over the bed, sitting down. Joey trotted happily over and sat staring up at her once again. She reached down and scratched him behind the ears.

"I don't know what you want, mutt. I've never had a pet before."

"Never, really?" a voice asked from her doorway.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Pics/FanArt!

Wordle Puzzle Clue used on @TwiFicTrivia

Banner made by Erika, @twilightlie

Banner made by Heather Ray

Banner made by Melissa, cullenstwimistress

Facebook Reader's Group

Just figured that I'd drop the link here for the Reader's group on Facebook before a post a new teaser there for the next chapter. ;-) 




Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chapter 4 Teasers!




Chapter 4

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Jasper leaned against the bar and smiled lazily at the man. "Hey, Mike. How's it going?"

Mike grinned in return. "Not too bad, just busy at the store today." His eyes slid over to Bella and his smile widened. 

"I didn't know you guys were hiring," he mused. "Hi there, I'm Mike Newton. I own the sporting goods store a few blocks down." He waved a little and gave her his best smile.

She scanned through her memory quickly and recalled a chubby, buck-toothed Mikey Newton from when they were children. She had to admit to herself that he had certainly aged well. 

Bella smirked slightly and smiled back at him. "It's good to see you all grown up, Mikey."

He cocked his head to the side in surprise. "What? Do we know each other?"

Emmett's boisterous laughter filled the room as he came in from the office. "You sure do, Newt. She's the one that knocked your fat ass off the monkey bars when you insulted my mom in third grade."

Mike's eyes widened comically as he swung his gaze back to her. "Bella Swan? No shit," he breathed out in a whisper.



Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chapter 3 Teasers!



Chapter 3

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"Have you had any famous hook-ups at all?"

Bella pursed her lips and nodded. "Just a couple. Most of the guys that I've dated are behind the scenes types."

"What about James Tillman?" Alice piped in.

Bella sighed, her mind filling with thoughts of her closest friend. "James is... complicated," she trailed off, refusing to take the bait and share any unnecessary details of their relationship. His privacy and trust was not something that she was willing to compromise for the sake of "girl talk." No matter how much fun she found taking part in it was. She had never had the opportunity to have any girl friends before. Going from being Emmett's best friend to surrounded by producers and tutors left much to be desired in that particular area.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rabbit Heart's Chapter 2 Teasers!



Chapter 2

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The sound of paws and yipping echoed through the house as the wrinkly little tan and white dog came barreling down the hardwood floored hallway. The puppy immediately started barking at the newcomer, causing Bella to step backwards in fright. Emmett crouched down and scooped up the small dog, cooing lovingly while scratching his head.

"Who's my good boy? Huh?"

"I swear, son, you treat that damn dog better than your old man," a deep, gravelly voice called from the next room.

Bella's eyes widened slightly and her heart began to pound furiously. Emmett smiled and nudged her forward. She walked slowly towards the living room until the imposing visage of Robert McCarty came into view. Even though he was sitting in his beloved recliner, you could still tell that he was a big man. Six feet five and built like a lumberjack, Mac had always been an imposing figure. She could see that his dark hair was now peppered with gray and his face was a bit more haggard with age, but still ruggedly handsome. 

"What are you doing here at this time of-" Mac's words were dropped from his mouth when he looked over and saw the girl standing in the doorway. 

Her fingers nervously played with the pockets of her sweatshirt and she hesitantly pulled her hood back, revealing an old and worn Mariners ball cap. Recognition and an ache for his deceased best friend hit him like a punch in the gut. He stood slowly, as if the girl would dart away at any moment.



*A special thank you to Lolypop82 for the awesome manip of our Rockella!*