Liz Lemon Bennett
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Joined 11-15-10, id: 2617671, Profile Updated: 12-28-11
Author has written 3 stories for Twilight.

Thank you all for voting and thank you to Lynn Pepper for this lovely review on The Lemonade Stand.

And thank you to Chele and all of the 'Pervs' for picking this story as one of the year's best. You can check out the review here.

Just dipping my toe in the pool...

...then falling in head first.

A little more about me…

I am a narrative scholar—I investigate the stories we tell about our lives, who we are, and how we connect with others. For most of my career, I have investigated bereavement and our stories of loss. Much of what I have learned can be found in SGMR.

I am taking a break from my regular research to study The Twilight / Robert Pattinson Fandom. Some things you should know:

1-My relationships in the fandom are authentic. I am not creating friendships for research purposes.

2-Our communication is private and not used for research purposes. If there is something I would like to use, I will first gain explicit permission from you. Everything will remain confidential and you can create a pseudonym for your pseudonym.

3-I might ask to interview you. You can decline w/o any hurt feelings.

4-I don’t foresee popular press publications, rather academic presentations and publications.

5-I, too, am a fan.

I hope you support me in this endeavor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please pm me.

Warm regards,

Liz x

Links for She Gives Me Religion

My nerdy interview with the wonderful Tanja from So You Think You Can Write?

Thank you to Midnight Cougar for her terrific review on Robattack.

Great thanks to Kat for her recommendation on @Cafemom and KitandKaboodle

Thank you, Brittany, aka @ Le_Crepuscule, for her lovely review on Twigirlsnextdoor.

Micki_Martini wrote a beautiful review of this story on her blog h00rsanonymous.

Thank you Honorella for your lovely review on Kassiah & Caren's incredible site, The Fictionators.

Thank you to Hoot, who made me this amazing banner.

Thank you to Elliedgasmswoon, for starting the She Gives Me Religion Twilighted Thread.

A million bits of gratitude to the goddesses at The Perv Pack's Smut Shack for selecting SGMR as their Perv Pack Pick(the review is at the bottom of the page... you have to see their pictures for this piece, talking about what they wrote just makes me blush)

Thank you to all of the Cherry Exchange organizers, judges, fellow writers, and reviewers. Entering the contest was an amazing experience.

Banner for She Gives Me Religion for winning the Best 1st Time Author Award for the Cherry Exchange, created by the lovely m81170, can be found at:

Chapter One:

Van Morrison Song, "She Gives Me Religion"

(Van live in Germany 1982. Lyrics and Music Exile)

The Doors, "Gloria"

(Lyrics ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.)

Chapter Two:

Four Seasons Seattle

Chapters Four and Five: (also mentioned in Chapter Four):

Video "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon

(Live at the BBC, 2006)

Chapter Six:

Both of these bring me to tears:

Helplessly Hoping Video and Lyrics (Crosby, Sills, Nash, and Young)
(Lyrics ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

Pie Jesu
boy soprano: Franjo Bilic
piano: Eva Kirchmayer Bilic
June 2007. Zagreb, Croatia

Chapter Nine:

Edward's Condo here.

Jasper and Edward ate at The Volunteer Park Cafe.

Kells Irish Pub, where Edward and Bella are family.

Chapter Ten:

Only the Good Die Young
Live from Long Island

Chapter Eleven:

Though "For You" was recorded for the album, "Greetings from Asbury Park" with a driving rhythm, Bruce Springsteen often performs the song in concert with just a piano and a slowed tempo that matches the devastating lyrics. Here is one such live rendition.

Chapter Twelve:

Empire State of Mind

Agmen Pedestrian Bridge

Chapter Fifteen:

Bon Iver's Skinny Love

Chapter Seventeen:

Bella's Lasagna Recipe

Chapter Nineteen:

The Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter"

Chapters Twenty-four and twenty-five

Bella's date dress

Chapter Twenty-six

Al Pacino in Scarface

Bella's Disco Dress

Chic's, Le Freak

Gloria Gaynor's, I Will Survive

Donna Summer's, Love to Love You Baby

Donna Summer's, Last Dance

Jet's, Are You Gonna be My Girl

Chapter Twenty-seven

Patio Furniture

I am off my Saturday post schedule. Your best bet is to sign up for alerts or follow me on Twitter @LizLemonBennett

I am trying to post teasers in story form. It will allow me to post M-rated content and give folks the option of signing up for alerts. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this works.

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Plight Thee My Troth by Gingerandgreen reviews
England, 1795. Lord Edward Masen and Miss Isabella Swan promise to love one another for all time; but will the harsh realities of life allow two souls from very different backgrounds to fulfil their vows? EPOV, AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 160,023 - Reviews: 3914 - Favs: 2,542 - Follows: 1,833 - Updated: 9/16/2012 - Published: 9/4/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Animate Me by abstract way reviews
Professional animator Edward worships cartoon exec Bella from afar by day and draws her in his comic book late at night. When this Daffy Duck-loving geek comes face to face with his dream girl, will his fantasy world come to life? ...Note:The primary story of Animate Me was pulled and published. Thanks for 2 great years on fan fic.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,251 - Reviews: 11455 - Favs: 4,415 - Follows: 3,617 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 5/14/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye by afmtoo reviews
Up and coming movie star Edward Cullen has a life-changing encounter at the premiere of his latest film. What will it mean for his career and for the women in his life? AH AU OOC. Rated M for language, content and adult situations.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 120,894 - Reviews: 1795 - Favs: 1,445 - Follows: 1,511 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 5/18/2010 - Edward, Bella
Wrenfield Hall by Wannabe Charlotte reviews
In 1870s England, Bella finds herself without home or family when her father dies. She secures a position as a housemaid in a country manor belonging to Lord Edward Masen. The two form a bond that is threatened by class differences and Edward's past.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 93,839 - Reviews: 3395 - Favs: 3,545 - Follows: 1,897 - Updated: 9/19/2011 - Published: 10/2/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Osa Bella by Myg reviews
Bella is a school counselor, but Edward is a vampire posing as a student. Will Bella defy her head and follow her heart? Or will she conquer her desire and do what she believes is right? Not your daughter's/niece's/little sister's Twilight. Angsty.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 37 - Words: 185,919 - Reviews: 3871 - Favs: 3,383 - Follows: 1,993 - Updated: 9/16/2011 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Our Lives Unbound by theladyingrey42 reviews
My mind is trapped in circles, my loneliness pressing in. Unable to speak, I reach for her spark. In her eyes, I find my partner. In her command, I find my freedom. Together, we open our lives to something more. AU/AH, D/s, male sub.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 159,844 - Reviews: 6456 - Favs: 3,294 - Follows: 1,993 - Updated: 5/5/2011 - Published: 6/12/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
There Will Be Blood by johnnyboy7 reviews
Edward Cullen,25,the son of a Chicago mob boss. He is second-in-command, cold and dangerous. Bella Swan,18,small town girl who has just enrolled as a freshman at Northwestern. A story about how love can survive in the cruelest of worlds.Very OCC.Rated M.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 48 - Words: 368,286 - Reviews: 12910 - Favs: 11,858 - Follows: 4,961 - Updated: 2/21/2011 - Published: 7/6/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Forever and Ever by theladyingrey42 reviews
Edward has been Bella's best friend since kindergarten, and so far he's made good on his promise to always do everything with her. But now that they're older, she finds herself wanting more. Can "forever" as just friends be enough? For The Cherry Exchange
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,318 - Reviews: 394 - Favs: 1,474 - Follows: 317 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Tips for Better Living by adorablecullens reviews
Edward is a self-centered college drop-out, waiting on tables and living an empty life. Redemeption arrives in the guise of a quirky customer who offers him some much-needed advice for happiness. Does Edward have the character to rise to the challenge?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,342 - Reviews: 3373 - Favs: 3,186 - Follows: 1,967 - Updated: 10/28/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
My Heart of Darkness by einfach mich reviews
Edward's first time, and Bella's last. An entry for the Beyond the Pale contest. WARNING: EXTREME DISTURBING CONTENT! NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR STOMACH . NO WUSSPERVS ALLOWED!
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,962 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 32 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Edward, Bella
The Screamers by KiyaRaven reviews
Street kid. Rockstar. Worlds apart and yet so similar. Sometimes fate throws people together for a reason, and sometimes two people that rub each other the wrong way make the best sparks. All Human **WARNING: MOSTLY HUMOR BUT ALSO CONTAINS ANGST & DARK THEMES**
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 358,773 - Reviews: 12702 - Favs: 7,584 - Follows: 3,624 - Updated: 6/2/2010 - Published: 5/23/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The List by LauraACullen reviews
Four weeks before her wedding to Edward, Bella is frustrated. She knows there's little-to-no chance of getting him to bend his rules and boundaries now, but there's no harm in fantasizing about what could happen later. So she begins compiling a list...
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 28 - Words: 195,361 - Reviews: 2983 - Favs: 6,264 - Follows: 2,247 - Updated: 3/18/2010 - Published: 3/19/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
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She Gives Me Religion: Weekly Teasers & Outtakes reviews
These are teasers and outtakes for the work-in-progress, She Gives Me Religion.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 31,600 - Reviews: 511 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Edward, Bella
She Gives Me Religion reviews
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.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 269,539 - Reviews: 4382 - Favs: 1,970 - Follows: 2,011 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 11/29/2010 - Edward, Bella
Evian for Animals reviews
This is one person's account of attending the Water For Elephants Premiere in NYC. This is a non-fiction fan story about The Plan, The Reality, The Cruelty, and The Epiphany that carried me through the weekend.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,626 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/20/2011 - Complete