TwiPeople Covers: 5 Complete. 7 to go.
Graphics Dept: Overworked. Underpaid.
Wards: Too many to chose from.
Thus far: Covers are a success.
Like so many of our favorite FanFiction Wards, there are two sides to this month's cover Ward. There is the part that is a professional who is abrupt, impatient, and quick to fire his employees. Then there is the side to him that let's down his guard and shows Bella he can be romantic, caring, and passionate.
You can probably guess who it is already.
Either way, this month's featured story gives us a hot, sexy, and swaggering Mr. Cullen who works at the same company as Bella, but she has never had any interaction with him. Other than his extreme business interactions, he is a bit of a mystery.
At her one-year anniversary with the company, Bella decides she is ready to do something that will finally get Mr. Cullen to notice her. She and her coworkers have watched several women and men come and go as his personal assistant because he is such a hardass. Despite this, he's still irresistibly sexy to her--after all it's Edward Cullen. She decides she just wants him to acknowledge her--just wants to be a blip on his radar. [sure Bella, that's all any of us would want from him]
Bella gets more than she bargained for when her department head, Rosalie, approaches her to fill in temporarily as Mr. Cullen's assistant -- you know because they need a real pro to represent the company -- on an extended business trip in "The Plan" written by QuantumFizzx, who while writing the story back in December made all of her updates in real time. It was an exciting story to watch unfold during that month.
It's not a CYA file...It's a COYA file: Cullen Owns Your Ass.
And because QuantumFizzx did something very different with the 'real time' updates, we decided her story deserved something different this month -- an alternate magazine cover highlighting Planward -- [SPOILER ALERT] the very same Mr. Cullen who is capable of planning a romantic evening out that irrevocably changes his relationship with Bella.
And Presenting ...
Romantic Night Out with Planward in a tux, yes please!!!
Haven't read the story yet? Click here
I really enjoyed QuantumFizzx's sense of humor and pop cultural references in this story. Lemons were goooood too!!! It's a great quick read with a lot of little cliffies. And the author must have been flooded with messages back in December when the story was being posted, so I was really ecstatic when she responded to my PM and gave me some extra insight as to what was going on from Edward's POV during the night he and Bella went to a business dinner. (I'm willing to share what she told me if anyone is interested.)
I'm going to let this serve as my Team Thursdays post for the week.
So are you:
Team Bossward or Team Planward?
One of the things that I liked most about this Edward is that he seems to be a one-woman guy and he can spot the fakeness of the female predators in his life. We don't get much of a history of him, but he doesn't seem to be the perpetual bad boy and male h00r that so many other Wards tend to be prior to meeting Bella. Note: Again, we don't know his full past.
As always, in the comments feel free to gush over this story or be brave enough to say if you still need to read it and be sure to give props to 17ForeverLisa for making two kickass covers so we could savor the best of both worlds with this story. Having two covers was the result of a compromise (Edward would be proud!). We had both read the story and I 'saw' Bossward in Mr. Cullen while Lisa 'saw' Planward in Edward!!
***Thank you to Robmusement, TwiredJen, Smitten, and ItsRoblated for my One Lovely Blog Awards. I will get to that at some point but in the meantime, Sunday or Monday look for what I hope to be EPIC [presumptuous, much? I have good reason to be I had help from Jules of CreationsbyJules] that will include a reference to "The Plan." So if you haven't read the story yet, make it part of Your Plan to do so soon!
Until then....Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day and may your man drink pineapple juice over green beer!!!