you might want to decide fast. We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.
Curran looked back at me. “Why is it you always attract creeps?””You tell me.” Ha! Walked right into that one, yes, he did.
I can’t give you the white picket fence, and if I did, you’d set it on fire.
It’s a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really.
Help me, I can’t breathe, your ego is pushing all the air out of the room.
Just wait until he figures out I shut him out of his slut hut.
I gave him my best cryptic smile. He did not fall down to his feet, kiss my shoes, and promise me the world. I must be getting rusty.
Georgie, stop trying to resurrect the shoes. They were never alive in the first place.
Because he has the best equipment in the City and he knows how to use it!
It’s awful to be rich and mind-boggingly handsome and have women fawn over you. My heart bleeds for you. Poor dear, how do you manage?
Everybody has something, that one thing they must do to feel happy. I think this is yours, and I want you to be happy. You don’t have to do it, but it’s here if you choose to come back to it.
She surveyed the carnage behind him. “Did you have fun?”He showed her his teeth. “Yes.
I once took a city with five men and a lame goat. If I can do that, you can convince the necromancers to pledge themselves to you. Do this or die.
…sometimes what you go looking for isn’t as important as what you leave behind.
She crouched with her hand out. What the hell was she doing… “Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.” Oh my God, she was retarded and I was going to kill Jim.
You will not pass!” Roman thundered.Great. Now he had decided he was Gandalf.
Kate’s Speciality: Killing things, with much bloodshed. Talking trash, infuriating authority. Driving Beast Lord crazy.
When in doubt, poke the beehive with a stick to see if anything interesting flies out.I clapped my hands. ‘I had no idea Pit teams had such pretty cheerleaders. Can you do it again, but with more spirit this time?
He raised his hand in a peaceful gesture. “You need to relax a bit, dove. Like Mouse over there. You trust me, don’t you, Mouse?””Nope!””Ahhh, I’m hurt. Nobody likes me.
Just stay close to us. If we get in trouble, we’ll kill everything.
He had the prettiest hair she had ever seen on a man: dark brown, almost black, and soft like sable, it fell down to his shoulders. She wondered what he’d do if she threw some mud in it. Probably kill her.
Did I hurt you in the parking lot?””No, m’lady. I fell, so I could put a tracker on your car.”Great.
At the door, Audrey called, “Are you coming?””No, just breathing hard, love.” He glanced at her and was rewarded by an outraged glare, followed by, “Oh, my God!
That’s all right,” she told him. “I can manage. I can sleep outside just fine.”Four pairs of eyes looked at her with a distinctly male skepticism.
Audrey turned to him, a sly little spark hiding in her eyes. “THe only man who gets to call me’love’ would be waking up next to me after a very, very fun n
And I meant to tell you: that was a one-in-a-thousand shot.”She raised her hand. “Don’t.””It was awesome,” George confirmed. “It really was,” Jack said. “His head exploded.
Breaking into the house in the middle of the night just wasn’t his style. He did his best work in plain view, and, usually, his tongue was doing most
She put her hand on her hip. “Where are you going?””To the boat. You called me Lord Bill again. That means we’re cool.”Cerise slapped her forehead with the heel of her hand and followed him.
An evil spark flared in his eyes. “Trade: raccoon for some answers.
I squinted at her. “You’re an adult.” “You’re an adult too.” “But you’re an older adult. You’ve had more practice.” Mom leaned back and laughed.
When she looked at him with those dark eyes, Nassar felt the urge to say something intelligent and deeply impressive. Unfortunately, nothing of the kind came to mind.
Andrea raised her hand. “This is the hand that slapped Aunt B.”“Maybe you should have it gold-plated.”“Here, you can touch it, since you’re my best friend.
Leaving what is safe so you can be more, Derek said. The cage is what the bird knows; the sky is all the things he still wants to do even if it’s a risk.
I glanced at Derek. The boy wonder didn’t melt into a pile of goo, although his gaze was glued to Rowena’s chest. Avoiding eye contact. Good strategy.
So far I had the god of evil and the god of terror on my side. My good-guy image was taking a serious beating. Maybe I should recruit some unicorns or kittens with rainbow powers to even us out.
Sex is about physical attraction, yes, but it’s also about trust. I don’t trust you. You’re completely self-absorbed and egoistic. You offer nothing I want.
I trusted her about as far as I could throw her. I was strong and she was small, but it still wasn’t very far.
Our relationship had been doomed form the start, because it was based on grief, and unlike love, grief eventually passed.
Amy,” Elsie Moore said in her crackling voice, her gaze fixed on Declan. “I want you to get me a new bear. A blond one.
You will show that thing to me and from now on, I will deal with them.”I opened my eyes really wide and fluttered my eyelashes at him. “I’m sorry, I must’ve missed your coronation ceremony. Silly me.
Failure happened. The trick was to accept the risk and try anyway.
Sh!t. F_ck sh!t.’….’Sh!t f_ck would have also been accepted.
Andrea: “….I think a dog is a great idea. I just never pictured you with a mutant poodle.” Kate: “He isn’t a poodle. He’s a Doberman mix.”Andrea: “Aha. Keep telling yourself that.
So you want me to track down a supernaturally fast sniper who can disappear into thin air, retrieve your maps, and do it so nobody finds out what I’m doing or why?”Exactly.’I sighed. ‘I’ll get the paperwork.
. . . hated each other so much their feud had become legendary. Half the jokes in the galaxy started with “a vampire and an otrokar walk into a bar….
It seems that we had…not a better education, per se, but perhaps more incentive to use it. They learn, but they hardly think.
What did I tell you about plastic ties? Only for humans, Julie murmured.If you don’t listen to me, I can’t teach you anything.
You can do without sleep or without food, but not without both and sleep wasn’t an option.
Secret to what?””Secret to shutting you up,” he said. “I just have to beat you till you’re half-dead, then give you chicken soup and”–he raised his hands–“blessed silence.
The universe was full of wonders. Some of them would drive you insane if you thought about them too long.
Hey, would you look at that shit?”I turned on my heel. The patrons who’d fled at the first hint of trouble had come back and were enjoying the spectacle.”Clear out!” I barked.They paid me no mind. Asshole innocent bystanders.
If she died as a result of this journey, it wouldn’t be because of slavers. It would be because Richard’s inability to communicate would give her a heart attack.
No matter what happens, you will always be Pack. Because you have that loyalty and restraint. Not human, not whatever, but Kate. Unique and different, but not separate.
Some people had attack dogs. Ghastek had attack lawyers.
One day, she’d find a way to live her life to the fullest. She was sure of it. She just had no idea how she would manage it.
Were you watching me sleep? Because I thought we agreed that’s creepy.
Why had I wasted all my time pretending to be someone I wasn’t? I was tired, so very, very tired of standing on my own brakes. I felt…right. I felt free.
I suggest you give up now. According to my research, in a vampire-werewolf love triangle, the vampire always gets the girl.
Nothing kills a party like an oversize metal hedgehog.
Mom?” Mother turned to Grandmother.”What?””She’s going to lunch with her kidnapper!””Take a picture for me,” Grandma said.
She had only two modes of operation: complete control or complete insanity.
The mage pulled my knife out of his side and looked at it. “Nice knife.” The voice was deep but female.I threw my second knife. The blade bit into the mage’s chest. Shit. Missed the neck. “Here, have another one.
Give me a few minutes.”“You have time.” He sat in the grass.“Are you just going to sit there and watch me?”“Yes. Watching pretty peasant girls is what we poor little rich boys do best.”“Peasant?”He shrugged. “You started the name calling.
I opened my eyes really wide and fluttered my eyelashes at him. “I’m sorry, I must’ve missed your coronation ceremony. Silly me.” from Clean Sweep
We can get you a throne with snakes. I’ll stand next to you and roar at anybody who fails to grovel. Fear Kate Daniels. She is a mighty and terrible ruler. Grendel can anoint the petitioners with his vomit. It’ll be great . . .
Mad Rogan: “Resistance is futile.”Nevada: “You are not assimilating me!
If I lost him here, to this idiotic fight, after I fought and guarded him for two weeks, after I cried and thought he was dying, I would find him in the afterlife and I would murder him again.
Mahon’s wife stared down at us. Her hands went to her hips. “Which one of you idiots wants to explain to me what the hell is going on?”With great effort I raised my arm and pointed in Mahon’s general direction. “Him.
Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.
If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.
I realized that I’m a child.”William looked point-blank at her chest. “No.
There comes a point where you have to stop trying to repair yourself and accept the fact that you’re broken.
Oh, Gods.”His eyes shone with want and predatory satisfaction. “The name’s William. It’s a common mistake.
I’ve read your summary.””And?””It’s not incompetent.”Be still, my heart, so I don’t faint from such faint phrase. “Did you expect it to be written in crayon?