I’ll just facepalm myself here.  I plugged in a date to publish this thinking it was Friday..turns out it was Monday. Obviously jet lag and me don’t get along very well. *shakes head*

The Host comes out on Friday and wholeheartedly recommend you go! The film is a great adaption to a very detailed book. I will say if you haven’t read the book/aren’t interested in reading it; you should still see the movie. Saoirse, Jake and Max are incredible and the chemistry is CRAZY. I laughed, I cried, I sang loudly to Radioactive by Imagine Dragons at the end (no, but really.. I did.)

Here’s two lovely rec’s. We’re almost in April! Holy Edward! When did that happen?! 2013, slow down! ‘

Serious question: Would anyone be interested in guest recs? You would fill out the same format as I do and rec a fic that is near and dear to you? Yes? No? Thoughts? Let me know. If you are interested please email your submission to: 


 Title:  Barefoot in Texas

Author: planetblue


Summary: I watch her jumping, prancing, her hands empty but taking pictures. Her feet bare on the hot Texas earth. Everything in my life that was planned to a T just whirled away in a ruffled skirt.

Status: Completed


Jumping down, he’s laughing as he walks away. “Cullen, you’ve got so many chicks waiting in line for your Johnson, you’ll have no problem. Hell, they’re dying to perfect their walk of shame coming from your place.” Crushing his can in his beefy hand, he turns to me. “Gettin’ another, you want?”

“Yeah, alright.” I admire his effortlessness as he goes, high-fiving and wrapping his arms around girls’ shoulders as he makes his way to the coolers. It must be nice not to have to worry about how others perceive you.

The dancers seem to have given up and are basically just jumping while they hoot and holler, everyone relieved to be done for the year. I see who I think is the shutterbug in the mix, the headlights behind her causing her features to be blacked out by the backlight. The image is soothing, just a faceless, non-descript shape moving to the music, and I have the feeling she has no care in the world.

I’m hit with a sudden unnerving pang I can’t identify.

Why? The main reason? Mel (owner of this site) is from Texas. Anything from there reminds me of her. I had to read this because of her. She’s awesome.  Yay Tehas! I love how this fic is written and its short and sweet.


 Title:  Blood and Lust

Author:  awesomesauce76


Summary:  Edward is having trouble balancing his urges for Bella’s blood and Bella’s body before the wedding. What started out as a simple “Practice Fic” has become a retelling of BD from EPOV that lets us see just how much he struggles for control at every turn.

Status: Completed


When Bella had entered the classroom, I was curious about her. I had noticed in the cafeteria that I couldn’t pick up on her thoughts yet, so I was determined to pry a little harder and see if I could crack whatever brick wall was in my way. As she walked closer to me, I studied her appearance and didn’t see anything that I would have called noteworthy. She was fairly attractive, but just as many of the other girls at the school were. None of them ever did anything for me, either. I honestly didn’t see what had all of the other boys at school in such a state, other than the fact that she was something new. I probably would not have taken any more notice of her at all if it hadn’t been for the fact that I couldn’t hear her thoughts. That intrigued me. And frustrated me.

I don’t like to be frustrated.

Why? AwesomeSauce76 has always been a favorite author of mine. I am also very intrigued by any retelling/ version of the original Twilight books. This just caught my eye and ended up being a really interesting read.


Again, interested in guest recommendations? Email me.

& don’t forget to let these lovely authors know StrictlyRobsten sent you!



Happy Friday! I’m either on a plane or already in LA right now getting ready for THE HOST promo! Melissa and I will be there for the press junket and the premiere! woo!

Here’s two amazing recs, enjoy!


Title: Finding My Thunder

Author: counselor


Summary: Coming of age 1960’s. Bella keeps her mother’s secrets. But she has some of her own, a love from childhood for the golden boy Edward, the one who no longer sees her. Soon they are tied by more than childhood history. It’s a long dark road toward finding her thunder.

Status:  Completed


Something popped in me, and I knew I couldn’t bear this anymore. I went in the bathroom and rummaged through the medicine cabinet and grabbed Daddy’s old razor and unscrewed it while I made this terrible sound, and I picked that razor blade out of it with my trembling fingers and I held it up and just stared at it.

I pictured myself showering this whole place with my blood before I died.

Then I caught myself in the mirror, holding that blade…and I looked like her…the eyes…something crazy…and the hair…that for sure.

I thought of Naomi. She would find me. And after Jacob…after him….

I pitched that blade into the toilet and flushed it down and sunk to my knees on that cold white tile and I slammed the lid and folded my arms there and put my head on them and I cried without tears…no tears…just sounds like I didn’t know I could make. I wanted…I wanted…and I would die pining…like Mama.

Why? So many people I know recommend this fic to people and I think its about time I do as well! Its insanely well written and very addicting.


Title: And Then There’s You

Author: StewLuv


Summary:  A misunderstanding makes the Cullens plan a cruel prank on unpopular Isabella Swan for vengeance. But as Edward takes on the challenge of seducing Bella he quickly discovers her dark world at home. Edward must now save the girl he was supposed to break.

Status: Complete


“Are you fucking blind? Of course you are, but, shit, learn how to fucking walk at least and use those goddamn glasses, nerd!

Ah, yes, I still remembered his sweet words and his angry, bright green eyes staring down at me as I picked my books off the floor. He didn’t help me pick the books up and just walked away. Edward was a jerk and a man whore, but I still loved to stare at him.

I used him as my muse for my drawings. Oh yes, I did draw. Another stupid teenage cliché, but I loved to draw. It’s the only goddamn thing I was good at. Anyway, though I could not draw the perfection of Edward’s face, I tried and then I’d find my pathetic self running my fingers over his penciled lips. I rolled my eyes at myself. I couldn’t be blamed it would be the only way I’d ever get to do that. I’d never had a boyfriend and my plain self wouldn’t appeal to Edward. He and his friends would probably laugh at me…well they already did, but I wouldn’t stand them making fun of my adoration for Edward’s beauty.

Not that.

Why? The lovely @adnamaventura recommended this to me this past week & I’m a sucker for angst/romance fics! Wasn’t completely convinced when I first started reading but I really enjoyed it.


Tell them StrictlyRobsten sent you!




Yes, I know. Epic fail. It’s Monday and not Friday. I hope you don’t mind too much. Somehow this past weekend got away from me and I feel terrible. I’ve already set up the next couple of weeks so other than a few touches they’re ready to go and will be right on schedule!

Melissa (the owner of Strictly Robsten) and me are heading to LA this Friday for The HOST promo & premiere! We’re extremely excited to get to go & so thankful we got an invite! I’m re-reading the book again & watching all the trailers, looking at all the stills and getting into HOST mode!

Here’s two rec’s for the week.. It’s a slow monday because of day light savings so I hope these keep you going.


Alright the first rec isn’t like our normal recs because its entries to the Taste of the Forbidden contest! Today starts public voting so head on over to the ffnet page to read the entries and then vote! There are all short OS so you can definitely read more than one!

Here’s where you can read the entires:

Here’s where you can vote:


Title: Let Me

Author: iambeagle


Summary: A story about two friends, a three-day music festival, and stupid love. EPOV.

Status: WIP


“I swear. Bella will remember,” I say. “We were all in my car, it was… fuck, it was just before senior year started, in 2003. I had their album playing the night we got wasted and went bowling.”

He looks skeptical. “How do you remember all of this?”

“It’s a fond memory of mine. It was the night you puked in the bowling alley, remember?”

He picks up the remote from the coffee table and chucks it at me.

I curse, rubbing my shoulder. “Jasper, calm down. Shit. I don’t even know why you’re pissed. It’s not like I’m asking you not to see those sellouts play tomorrow night. You can see whoever the fuck you want. I don’t care.”

He breathes through his nose. “Sellouts? Are you serious right now?”


I love this author and found this a few nights ago. Jasper is a sad sap who gets made fun of by Edward a lot (I think its hilarious). Edward and Bella flirt and get quite lemony and you are totally dying for them to be together! I love this. It’s short chapters definitely leave you wanting more! 


If you head on over to these lovely stories pretty please let them know StrictlyRobsten sent you! ;)





HAPPY BREAKING DAWN PART 2 DVD RELEASE DAY EVERYONE! It’s a bittersweet day isn’t it? Last Twilight DVD release, well, let’s be real it’s probably not the LAST. Summit will most definitely find thousands of ways to release different editions of all 5 films together and separately just because they can.  I don’t know about you but I’d pay big money for the audition tapes..winkwinknudgenudgesummit.

& Happy March everyone! I’m always excited for February to end and March to means we’re that much closer to spring!

I wasn’t originally going to post FFF on a Saturday but it being DVD release day I think it’s quite perfect! Here’s a bunch of rec’s I truly hope you enjoy!


Title: A Rough Start

Author: ItzMegan73


SummaryOvernight irresponsible Edward goes from bachelor to father of a 5 yr old. Meanwhile responsible, prepared Bella begins her first job as Kindergarten teacher at Forks Elementary. When irresponsible meets the epitome of responsible, sparks will fly!


Status: Complete


“And do you remember the last time you saw Miss Stanley, Mr. Cullen?”

The way she kept saying his name, ‘Mr. Cullen’, made Edward think she was going to put him in handcuffs and haul him off to prison if he even looked at her wrong.

Edward let out a loud burst of air. “Gee, uh…it’s been years. At least five, I’d say. We dated a little bit after high school but then she moved to Oregon with her parents and I stayed here. Why?”

Instead of answer, Heather pulled out another photograph, this time, of a little boy with piercing green eyes and light brown hair.

“How about this picture. Do you know who this is?”

Edward looked down at the child and instantly saw the resemblance to Jessica. But aside from the eye color, there appeared to be nothing that genetically tied him to Edward.

“I don’t have any kids,” Edward said without delay.

Why? I loved the concept & plot – it definitely intrigued me when I first saw this fic. The fact that the woman he’s talking to is named “Heather” also might’ve caught my attention ;) 


Title: Edward Cullen: Purse Snatcher

Author: ericastwilight


Summary:  Edward is dared to do something stupid by his cousin Emmett. “Yeah, but do you think we should’ve told him that she’s the police chief’s daughter?” One stolen purse leads to so much more. E/B OOC-AH

Status: Complete


Emmett and I watched from the cafe window as Edward pulled on a pair of sunglasses and pulled the hood of his jacket up.

“Dude, do you think he’s going to go through with it?” Emmett asked, watching the scene play out before us. “Steal her purse, I mean.”

“Well, it’s not like you gave him much of choice,” I said as I watched Edward cross the street. He approached a young woman with long, dark hair window-shopping further down the street.

“Yeah, but do you think we should’ve told him that she’s the police chief’s daughter?” he asked.

I laughed; of course we could’ve told him, but where was the fun in that?

Why? That title made you think whhhhhhat?! Then you read the summary and you might even laugh to yourself, I know I did.  I loved this story because it felt so random and yet awesome at the same time. 


Title: Failure To Thrive

Author:  Julesnerd


Summary:  Bella is sexually unfulfilled after four horrible encounters. She meets Edward Masen, and things begin to change. Edward is sexually insatiable and Bella has been told she’s frigid. B/E/AH/AU/OOC. Rated M for a reason! Lemons to follow. Humor/Sarcasm

Status: Complete


“How ’bout you? What’s your crime?”

“Insatiability,” he replied- his forehead wrinkled in an intense frown. He didn’t say anything else. He wasn’t smirking. His face was devoid of any irony. He actually looked…. troubled?

“Oh come on.”

“Huh? Oh! You think that was a line? No… uh… Miss Swan, is it? That was definitely not a line. I do not hunker in sex therapy offices to admit to pervy conditions in order to pick up women. I didn’t mock you. Please extend me the same courtesy,” he said with stilted dignity.

“Hunker, huh?” she snickered at him.

“Troll, loll, lollygag, skulk. Take your pick.”

“Swan…? Ms. Swan? Room two please. The doctor will see you in a few minutes.”

Why? I just love this.  I was laughing within the first minute of reading this & in the best way.


Title: Puff Paint, Glitter and Tattoos

Author: twilightheaded23


Summary: 1ST PLACE WINNER IN THE WAYWARD PUSHERS “I’M WITH THE BAND CONTEST” – A boy band. A crush. A concert. A best friend’s brother who is the exact opposite of every fantasy Bella’s had… up until then.

Status: Complete


Our little screen door slammed behind me and I stopped dead in my tracks as I took in the car waiting for us.

It was black, sleek, sexy… and small.

However, my reaction to the car wasn’t nearly as strong as the one to the boy, man, stepping out of it. Black boots and dark ripped jeans swung out of the door as he climbed out. His faded navy shirt hugged his lean frame in the best way.

Why?  I have this obsession with one shot’s. Why you ask? If I start a long fic then I won’t stop until I’m done reading’s a problem. So, to solve that, if I want to read really badly but don’t have a lot of time I read O/S. It works. I found this one and fell in LOVE! It’s cute and fun and flirty and sexy. 


If you check out any of these fics…tell them StrictlyRobsten sent you :)




How is everyone doing? It’s almost March, how crazy is that?! Breaking Dawn part 2 will be on DVD within a week. Holy bittersweet emotions! I’m excited to see it again and be able to pause and rewind the awesome parts. I’m pumped to see the extra scenes/features! I am so sad though that this is the last Twilight movie DVD. I know we’ll probably get special ones but..this is technically the last one! SO WEIRD. Okay enough of my rambling..


Title: The Traveler

Author: MidnightLove87


Summary: Airport after airport, you travel around the world, but why? Is there rhyme or reason to it? When Bella’s new career has her traveling and bumping into the same fellow over and over will she chalk it up to coincidence or will she want more with him? Englishward/Olderward/Skyward Written for the one and only Midnight Cougar!


“Here, can you use these?” I heard someone say in a deep British accent that made my toes suddenly want to curl, as I saw a hand jut out in front of my eyes, full of napkins.

Small miracles do happen.

“Yeah, thanks,” I said softly, realizing how loud I must’ve been.

I looked up, offering an apologetic smile to the beautiful stranger holding the napkins.

I stood there, momentarily frozen, struck by his initial beauty. As odd as that was to say about a man, it was true about this one. He put the word handsome to shame. His eyes were really what caught me. They were like a bright sea green that made me forget all about my leg, and the mess I had made.

“Let me know if you need anything else.”

Once he spoke, it was his voice that I couldn’t stop concentrating on. It was deep, but not rough at all. Almost sweet. And that accent… Wow… So fucking sexy!

I quickly began patting at the now cooling coffee, with the napkins the stranger had offered. In my dazed state, I had forgotten that I was still standing in the middle of an aisle on a busy airplane.

The beautiful man smiled at me, softly.

“Thank you,” I whispered, still a little stunned.

“You’re welcome, see you around,” he told me.

Excerpt: Completed

Why? BRITISH EDWARD? Why are you still reading this? You should be reading The Traveler. 



Title: Wild Child

Author: FluffyLiz


Summary: Just months away from inheriting a fortune and the family business, 17 year old orphan, Bella, is out of control – a wild child with a platinum card and a killer bod. Can Edward, as her legal guardian and CEO of Swan Publishing, rein her in and prevent her from ruining everything he’s worked for? AH, OOC. Rated M for language, adult situations and dramatic plotlines.

Status: Completed


Bella recalled, with startling clarity, the first time she had set eyes on Edward Cullen, when he had been invited to dinner by her parents. She had been eight years old and Edward was interning at her father’s firm on some kind of student exchange scheme. The moment she saw him, standing in the living room talking to her dad, she had been enraptured. Tall and lean, with a shock of artfully gelled, glossy auburn hair, Bella had practically swooned when he turned to her with a wide smile—even at eight, Bella suspected she would never again experience a reaction so strong and all-consuming with any other man.

Fresh out of Harvard, Edward was a charming but cocky twenty-two year old American who thought he knew it all. But something about him drew in Charlie Swan and a father-son bond was forged between the self-made English millionaire businessman and the brash American trust-fund baby. And, despite his air of superiority, Edward found himself looking up to Charlie, admiring the tenacious spirit with which he had dragged himself out of his impoverished, single parent background of public housing and under-funded, inner-city schooling, to build a successful, multi-million pound publishing business.

Why? There’s a tension and intensity in this fic that I couldn’t pull myself away from. I was drawn in from the first chapter. Edward is powerful and bold, Bella is young and living life! If you’ve got some free time this weekend I definitely recommend giving this fic a try!


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srFanficFridayHAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I went a little crazy on the banner, pink and red are lovely colors. I personally love Valentines Day because I love any holiday where eating mass amounts of chocolate/candy is socially acceptable (I’m also looking at you Easter & Halloween!)

I figured I’d do a Valentines Day Edition instead of a Friday because..why not?

Here’s two fics that I love dearly!


Title:  String Theory

Author: theladyingrey42


Summary: “Eleven dimensions. Infinite parallel realities. And in all of them, I love her.” Muppets, math, and physicists falling in love. Fluff and eventual lemons. ExB, AH.

Status: Completed


I know she lives in an old neighborhood, far away from student housing – that she doesn’t socialize with anyone from our program much at all. That she’s insanely beautiful and that she could have anyone she wants, but that she never, ever dates. That her voice, as rare as it is to hear, is gentle and low.

That she’s smart. Brilliant. Smarter than me, and I’m not trying to brag when I tell you that’s saying something.

I know she likes theoretical versus experimental physics, that she earned the only A in Dr. Banner’s nanoscale class last semester, and that string theory is her area of interest.

I know she looks particularly insanely beautiful in blue.

And as I hitch my backpack higher on my shoulders and shove my glasses up my nose, I decide there’s one other thing I know.

I know that today’s the day I’m going to go up to her.

Today’s the day I’m going to say hello.

Why? I’m a sucker for The Big Bang Theory. I’ve seen every episode, I can quote it like it’s my job and I love nerdy things. Therefore, this fic hit me hard & I love love love love love it.


Title: Conversations Over Coffee

Author: cosmogirl7481


Summary: Conversations over coffee. Sometimes when you meet “the one,” falling is easy – as simple as talking. Effortless. You just have to find the words. AH

Status: Completed


“What’s your name?”

She asks me this as if she’s entitled to know. And maybe she is.


She definitely is.

“Why do you want to know?”

I challenge her, because I really want to know the answer to the question. I really do want to know why she would be interested in knowing anything about me.

“Well, first of all, you know my name.”

“Yeah…and?” I say, playing with the little silver flippy thing on the sugar container. I briefly wonder what it’s called. “Your name is on your badge, Bella.”

My heart stutters a bit as I say it.

Her name.

Why? Because everyone needs some humor/romance fics in their life. 




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How is everyone doing? I’m supposed to be getting two feet of snow today and tomorrow… for the record: I’m not a winter person. The only thing I like to do in the winter is ice skate and you can do that inside. So, I’ll probably be reading or writing during my snow day(s) :)

I got bored a few nights ago and made some banners for my Top 5 Favorite Completed FanFics. Check them out HERE if you’re interested. If you need the PDF’s then comment/tweet/message me and I can send them your way!

& onto our lovely rec’s for the weekend! One WIP and one Completed!


Title: Professionally Professional

Author: DH78


Summary: Aspiring tattoo artist, Bella Swan works a nine-to-five job at Cullen Energy, Inc. When forced to work with the cold, elusive, and very hot CEO, she discovers they have something in common. Can she keep things professional personal? E/B Humor/Romance.

Status: WIP


That’s when I notice the file in his other hand, and when he places it on my desk right next to my keyboard, I look down.

His long fingers rest on the file, and my eyes follow upwards until I see something that totally screws with my brain.


Just a sliver of black ink peaks out from under his very expensive looking silver watch and cuffed sleeve, right on the wrist.

Cullen’s tatted up.

This is a new development. And I’m totally turned on.

“By lunch time tomorrow, Miss Swan. Yes?”

Shit. He’s talking again.

When I look up, he’s staring at me like I must be crazy.

I must be.

I clear my throat nervously before replying.

“Yes, Cullen… I mean, yes, Mr. Cullen, sir. I’ll have that done and come for you… I mean… come to you tomorrow with the proposals. You can count on me, sir, Mr. Cullen… sir.”

Shit. I’m an imbecile.

His brow arches before he straightens and walks away.

Why:  Who are you kidding… you saw the word tattoo & were immediately intrigued! I was. It’s adorable and romantic and lusty lemony all at the same time.  I read the first chapter and I was hooked!


Title: A Beautiful Mess

Author: Livie79


Summary: Tormented by the past, Bella struggles to find her self worth. A musician at heart, her soul lies on the lines of her paper. A would be one night stand turns her world upside down. Can Bella see past her imagined flaws and allow someone to love her? ExB

Status: Completed


I tiptoed forward quickly, hoping to scoot past the door before the occupant came out, but instead ran straight into a warm body.

“Shit!” the girl in front of me gasped. I looked up into a pair of dull blue eyes ringed in red. She looked as fucked up as I felt. I sidestepped around her shaking my head.

“Sorry,” I whispered glancing behind me to make sure we hadn’t woken anyone. She followed my gaze before letting out a chuckle.

“Fuck and duck, huh?” she asked, leaning against the door frame and crossing her arms over her chest.

I shifted uncomfortably wanting to bypass this chit chat bullshit and get the fuck out of here.

“Yeah, something like that,” I sighed running my hand through my hair. She looked me over and nodded before motioning her head back behind her.

“The front door is straight down the hall and to the left.” she stated, pushing off the door frame.

Why? First off, this is an amazing author & you’ll be seeing more of her fics in my recs. Secondly, I really just fell in love with this story. Its emotional, angsty and pulls you right in. Those are my favorite kinds! 


I had said I would try a “What I’m reading” fic each week but it’s too inconsistent right now. I will tell you Dissecting Edward, a fic I rec’d a couple weeks ago, has updated a few times since & WOW! It just keeps getting better. If you aren’t reading it, please do! The author is also incredibly sweet!

Title: Dissecting Edward

Author: ChynnaDoll36


Summary: Edward is a 35 year old world reknowned cardio-surgeon, husband and womanizer. He wants out of his marriage. His wife has other ideas. She hires the expertise of, Dr. Bella Swan, marriage therapist, to save their marriage. Is it a wise decision to bring the gorgeous Dr. Swan and your cheating husband together in hopes of fixing a failed marriage? AH E&B story rated M for LEMONS.


Will you read any of these fics? Or all three?

Talk to me in the comments!