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This is the story of Lissianna, who for centuries has had a little comp...moreTo see the review with all the Glitz and Glam drop by My Blog and check it out.
This is the story of Lissianna, who for centuries has had a little complication: she faints at the sight of blood; a little inconvenience for a vampire don’t you think? In comes Gregory, a doctor who claims he can cure anyone’s phobias. Thanks to Lissianna’s mother’s machinations, Greg wakes up tied to Lissianna’s bed and she cannot resist the urge to bite the nice looking doctor.
The story focuses primarily on Lissianna’s blood phobia, her strange relationship with Greg (as he was technically kidnaped and told that vampires are real) and the many interactions between the Argeneau family. I liked the read, but I ended enjoying more the moments when Lissianna’s family is in the picture; especially her numerous cousins which maintained the comedy in the story.
I have hear/read great things about this series, although the length is a bit intimidating, however I do plan to continue the series. (less)
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This book was extremely funny and the romance was rather cute. Picture...moreTo see the review with all the Glitz and Glam drop by My Blog and check it out.
This book was extremely funny and the romance was rather cute. Picture this, extremely old vampire, highly feared among his peers, bites into the neck of a rubber doll (I will leave the way he does this for you to find out when you read the book) and ends up dislodging one of his fangs from the root. He needs to reattach the fang before the sun forces him into slumber and his gums seal clean. But when he makes it to the only clinic available, a 24 hour dentist office, the doctor present not only refuses to attach a "dog tooth" in a "human" but she's attacked by a group of mobsters from whom she was hiding.
Now tell me if that is not a recipe for a good comedy? Actually the book is paranormal Romance but I was still laughing at most of the craziness that ensues thanks to this little problem. The book has its slow moments but is a relatively quick read and a good laugh. It does have a few cheesy scenes and some clichés, but I didn’t mind them as much.
Throughout the story we go back and forth between Roman and Shanna. We get into their heads as the chemistry between the two grows (as well as their insecurities and their problems).
Overall I enjoyed the read, I won’t dash to read the next one, but I’ll keep the series in mind for a later time.(less)
Full review to come, in the meantime (I need to get this out of my chest)...
Wow, this story was long! It's great, addictive, but long. The book is div...moreFull review to come, in the meantime (I need to get this out of my chest)...
Wow, this story was long! It's great, addictive, but long. The book is divided into not 1, not 2, not 3, but 7 parts. Yup! You read that right, SEVEN Parts. It got to a point where I had to take a break from it. I will continue reading the series. I love the intricacies of the world and the various twists and turns (and the highlanders ~.^); but I'm taking my time in between each book. I really enjoyed it, but by the end of it I felt as exhausted as the characters had they been real.
This book was given to me as a present in Kindle Smut's "Trick or Smut Gift Exchange" Thank you Secret Smutter!(less)
Once Burned finally came out today! Kindle rules! I pre-ordered my copy months ago (when the original release date was still March ^.^) I waited until...moreOnce Burned finally came out today! Kindle rules! I pre-ordered my copy months ago (when the original release date was still March ^.^) I waited until midnight EST, which for me is actually 1:00am, to finally begin the story. I told my boyfriend and my sister not to bother me, I wasn’t putting the book down until I was finished; and I didn’t. It was past 7am when I was finally done with the book. Was it worth it? Oh hell yeah!
We first met Vlad at At Grave’s End, the third book on the Night Huntress Series, and he quickly became my second favorite character. Bones has the number one spot, but oh, Vlad gives him quite a fight and after this book, it’s an all-out war. Can you imagine a duel between these two?
Vlad is still his arrogant pompous self, but don’t we love him like that? Although the story is seen from Leila’s point of view the entire time, we get thrown head first into Vlad’s domain, gaining an incredibly insightful look at the best known vampire in history; but don’t you dare call him Dracula. A man that had garnered a reputation of ruthlessness so great that he acquired the moniker of “the Impaler” before he was turned into a vampire.
It takes a special type of woman to match Vlad without falling into the submissive role; and that person is found in Leila. She is a survivor, a young woman who suffered an accident as a teenager that scarred her for life and also left her with some pretty nifty abilities. After a particular situation at the beginning of the book (sorry, not telling you) these abilities have gone public and have placed her in the sight of some ruthless vampires. Vampires that will stop at nothing to use her as a pawn in their devious plans.
Once Burned, like all of Miss Frost’s books –at least all the ones I’ve read– has a great balance between action, love, comedy, strong characters and sizzling sex scenes. Speaking of sizzling…If you are a fan you must be aware of that famous Chapter 32. Well, if you liked that (and can’t seem to erase those words from your subconscious) I think you are going to enjoy Chapter 23 very much...
For this book we visit Vlad’s home in Romania. The architectural descriptions are breathtaking. Unlike some of her previous books, the scope of the novel is, although still happening in foreign territory, rather small. Yes, the story begins in Florida, USA; yes, there is a trip half way across the world, but once in Romania all the action that takes place is kept very locally.
There is an influx of new characters, all related to Vlad’s world one way or another. We get a glimpse of Cat and Bones as well as Mencheres and Kira; but it’s exactly that, just a small glimpse, the equivalent to a friend just dropping by your house to pick you up and then leave, yeah, that is how small their part in this book is. However, Bones is always memorable regardless of how much or how little screen time he gets. Sorry Ian, Spade or Denise’s fans, they are nowhere to be seen in this book. It actually makes sense since those are Cat and Bones’ friends and this is Vlad’s show.
The bottom line is that I loved this book, I enjoyed it greatly and I recommend it to not just all of Jeaniene Frost’s fans (which lets be serious, you all have already pre-ordered the book anyways). I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good vampire story. Haven’t read any of the previous Night Huntress novels, fret not, Once Burned is the beginning of a new series and it does one hell of a job as a standalone book (in regards to the previous series).
There are certain series or books that become fairly popular to that in most books conversations of the genre they belong to, they get mentioned. One...moreThere are certain series or books that become fairly popular to that in most books conversations of the genre they belong to, they get mentioned. One (mostly me) wonders if said book or series is really good as people say, or if it's just hype. Then the cards fall on the table and you end up with a copy in your hands. Then it happens, after reading the book you become obsessed (hook, line and sinker) to the point that you wonder why on earth I didn't started this earlier. That was the process I went through with Some Girls Bite.
I've heard so much great about this series that I have to try. Thanks author Michelle Scott I got the chance to do it. Now, well, now I’m a believer!
Merit is a soon to be 28-year-old college student writing her dissertation when she in turned into a vampire. Creatures that have recently come out of the coffin, sort of speak, to live amongst humans. With her life turn completely upside down, Merit must learn to accept her new future and adapt to her new situations. If only she didn't felt so attracted to "Lord O’ the Manor” Sullivan, master vampire who turned her, things would be a little easier.
Merit spends most of the book at the reluctant vampire who at one point (and then another) acts like a petulant child. It's easy to sympathize with her, simply because she was turned against her will at everyone around expect her to just turn the page and move on. To her whole process she discovers that vampires are only the tip of the iceberg of the supernatural community. Creating, as she goes, relationships with very unlikely allies. This story might focus on vampires, but the universe is by no means limited; and Merit is not the only strong character.
Although she gains new friends Merit’s thorn remains to be none other than her maker.
I really loved the story, Merit is a strong female that will not compromise her belief simply because she is expected to act a certain way or because people want to typecast her into a certain role. This is definitively a series that I’ll continue to read.
This book is right up my alley, it has all the Urban Fantasy elements that I love:
Crafty and powerful Witches and Warlocks (check!) Strong and pret
...moreThis book is right up my alley, it has all the Urban Fantasy elements that I love:
Crafty and powerful Witches and Warlocks (check!) Strong and pretty friendly vampires (check!) Hot and steamy werewolves (check!) Deadly and somewhat unhinged fairies (check!) Unknown superpower as the main character (check!) Some nasty demons (check!) Action and adventure (check!) A good fast paced story line (check!) And a great city to host all the paranormal activity (check!)
Crimson Midnight is one of those books that once you pick up its hard to put down unless absolutely necessary. You know which ones I’m talking about, the ones that you eat while reading because you can’t stop; yup, one of those.
Rose Carmichael is a survivor. She was assaulted at age 15 and thanks to her father’s help she has come out of it a stronger person. Now, a 21-year-old, Rose is ready to move on with her life. She moves, with best friend in tow, from the country side to the busy city of London searching for her freedom and a chance to leave her past behind while forging a new future. Shame destiny has other plans for her.
Although the book revolves mainly around Rose, the other characters (and there are plenty of other characters) take the spotlight occasionally as the story goes back and forth between them. Upon reaching her destination Rose begins to hang out with her godmother’s son and his group of friends, who unbeknownst to her are all of the supernatural kind. But when she is attacked by a demon, she finds herself diving head first into a world she never knew existed. Unfortunately for her, her attack wasn’t the only one. Someone is kidnapping members of the supernatural community as well as humans. Rose and her friends are against the clock trying to decipher this unknown threat; and to make matters worse she is lusting big time for Roman, the sexy werewolf son of Flo, Rose’s godmother. If only Roman wasn’t Thistle’s boyfriend Rose wouldn’t be so worried about hurting her vampire friend’s feelings by actin on her own.
I enjoyed this book and love the setting of the story; London has always been one of the cities I want to visit at some point in my life. The fast pace keeps you glued to the kindle while the various scenarios make you want to know more about the characters.
I did have one small problem but I’m not sure if I should chalk it up to the ebook’s formatting. The story has various intertwined points of views (POVs) constantly shifting. Sometimes the point of view shifted mid paragraph or mid action which made it just a bit confusing, but as you read you could quickly get back in track. The rest of the times there is a clear (spatial) division from one POV to the next. It could be that at sometime during formatting a few spaces were skipped or something.
My favorite character of the entire book is in fact one of the one with the least screen time, but every single time has some of the best comic lines of the book. Flo, the mother figure in the book, is one of the few humans in the story and her attitude had me laughing or smiling in every scene she was in. She reminds me of my mother:
Erin’s shouts cut through the serenity. “NO! NO! NO!” There was a crash.
“Erin!” Flo stood hands on hips.
Erin came skulking into the kitchen. His face was red with anger “This stupid bloody game!”
“Don’t you dare swear in my house!” Flo yelled. “And don’t slam that controller on me coffee table!’
“You say bloody all the time,” said Erin matter-of-factly. “And anyway, bloody ain’t swearing.”
“I will do as I please. This is my house and it’s my rules. And bloody is bloody swearing. And its ‘isn’t’ not ‘ain’t’ remember?”
“You’ve just said it twice!” Erin cried in exasperation.
“I’ll have none of your lip. I’ll take the bleedin’ game away from ya if ya gonna be like that.”
Erin huffed and stormed out of the kitchen.
“Bloody kids. Sorry, luv,” Flo said.
Rose bit back her laughter. “It’s okay, really.”
“I’ll apologise now for the rows to come.” (Crimson Midnight; Kindle Locations 853-867)
The bottom line is that this is a great story that I truly recommend to all Urban Fantasy lovers. It has a great world construction that I can’t wait to see where the authors take it.
Sometimes I put off books based on the most idiotic of arguments. In this case it was the cover and the length of the series. Although the cover has a...moreSometimes I put off books based on the most idiotic of arguments. In this case it was the cover and the length of the series. Although the cover has an incredibly hot guy, something about it (can’t quite say what) wasn’t calling me. But thanks to Kick’n Ladies I gave this series a go and boy I wish I had done so a while ago.
Slave to Sensation is the first book in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. A Paranormal Romance novel that has both Dystopian and Sci-Fi elements. The story is set in a futuristic urban environment, making it also classifiable under the Urban Fantasy genre. The story’s present timeframe is 2079, one hundred years after the Psy race implemented Silence –an inductivism protocol design to strip away emotions from each individual. As someone who is majoring in Education, and who happens to be taking two psychology classes this term, I am very familiar with Pavlov’s system of rewards/punishment to elicit a desired reaction in another individual. The truth is that this is the first book in the PNR genre that I come across that leans so heavily in this construct in order to delineate half of its staring world building. As a result of 100 years under this indoctrination, the Psy people are the most cerebral of all the races, but they are also the most cold hearted and snobbish that you can find. After all when your entire race is known as those who rule, you are bound to believe that you are better than most. Likewise their world is all steel and glass; tall, cold, concrete buildings that can be houses, but never a home.
In contrast to the Psy we have the Changelings, which are your average shifters, people that are born with the ability to shift into a particular animal and whom are much more in tune with their natural, more primeval side. Where the Psy are cold and calculative, the Changelings are instinct and emotions, calm and detachment [the Psy] VS fire and dominance [the Changelings].
I love the way Nalini Singh explores the intertwining and the clashing of these two opposite worlds. In her story we have Sasha Duncan, a Psy Cardinal who in the outside is the poster child of the Psy forces, but who hides a terrible secret: she can feel emotions (something that is considered a defect in her world). On the other side we have Lucas Hunter, the Dark River Pack alpha who witness (and survived by cheer will power) his family’s murder when he was a child. Hunter is not only his last name, but also his title. He's not only responsible for the welfare of his pack, but also in charge of hunting and stopping those changeling who have gone rogue and have taken too much a liking to their animal half. Following these two characters as they dance around each other turned out to be extremely addictive and entertaining.
The bottom line is that Slave to Sensation opens the door to a world with major power struggles that threaten to alter the very nature of the character’s existence. It has a great love story that leaves you wanting more. Oh and did I mention that it has scorching hot sex scenes. Sasha has never experience actual physical contact, until she meets Lucas and OMG does those two know how turn things on fire. If you are not afraid of great story aided by some steamy, almost poetic, but highly graphic scenes, then I suggest you pick up this book and give Psy-Changeling a try; I know I didn’t regret it.(less)
I really wanted to like this story because it has a great concept; unfortunately the elements that I didn’t like were far too many for me to enjoy thi...moreI really wanted to like this story because it has a great concept; unfortunately the elements that I didn’t like were far too many for me to enjoy this book.
Some of the characters (like Sam and Autumn) are intriguing and kept the story fresh. However, I just had problems with the way the main characters were portrayed. The story focuses heavily on two elements that have become my pet peeves when reading books, the love triangle between Noel, Jared and Boone and her “lust at first sight” reaction to both guys.
In the end, it’s an interesting story, it just wasn’t for me.
They say that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what happens when life unexpectedly decided to give you fangs? Well, you pack your sa...moreThey say that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what happens when life unexpectedly decided to give you fangs? Well, you pack your sarcasms as close to heart as possible, you make sure your secret chocolate stash is safe, you strap on your katana and ready yourself to go straight into the lion’s den.
After surviving various attempts on her life and saving the life of the one person that upended her existence, Merit is sent back to her family’s estate in order to rub elbows with her former world. A plan with the hopes of minimizing a progressive threat and garner some good publicity for vampires in the hopes of salvaging their reputation after Celina’s crimes against humanity. We follow Merit as she is forced to relief childhood memories, both good and bad while confronted with vampire prejudice from an unexpected source (I really don’t want to tell as its revealed rather quickly). From that point on the story becomes a race against the clock for Merit, Ethan and the rest of the Cadogan Vampires while they try to avert the major publicity disaster that threatens to tarnish their reputation completely. As they move forward Merit discovers the world of raves and the implications of a group of vampires losing their feeding control.
Because no crazy story is complete without stretching the heroine in all ways possible (both physical and emotional), Friday Night Bites also focuses on Merits attempt at a relationship with, the now Master of the Navarre House, Morgan Greer. Reading (watching?) how the drama unfolds as Merit struggles with her emotions is relatable. Watching Darth Sullivan deal with his is priceless.
Chloe Neill has created a world that is full of drama, action and political intrigue. The series as a whole has a powerful political struggle happening throughout, and Ms. Neill knows how to present it without boring us or driving us away. For someone like me –who hates politics as a whole– that is not just refreshing, it’s greatly welcome.
I enjoyed every minute of the book, especially being on Merit’s head. She is a smart, witty and funny character that has innate strength, self-confidence, and will never let others walk all over her.
This book is an amazing anthology, 44 short stories by 42 extremely talented authors. Some of the stories are scary; others are downright creepy, whil...moreThis book is an amazing anthology, 44 short stories by 42 extremely talented authors. Some of the stories are scary; others are downright creepy, while some leave a note of sadness at the end. Have you ever been reading a scene in a book and felt a chill go down your spine? I did while reading this book. It’s as gruesome as the genre gets, with a strange, albeit twisted, undertone of hope. It highlights human nature in the good, the bad and the extreme throughout many different scenarios. If you are a horror fan, this will be a great addition to your collection. If you want to taste the genre, this book will give you the perfect opportunity to test it out while also getting some serious quality reading. Best part is, if you buy this book you will be giving back to charity.
You read that right. I received this book for review as part of its Blog Tour thanks to Innovative Online Book Tours. Proceeds from the sales will go to The Ronald McDonald House Foundation.
Archangel’s Consort picks up a few weeks after the events in Archangel’s Kiss. Elena and Raphael are finally back in New York City, but the place no l...moreArchangel’s Consort picks up a few weeks after the events in Archangel’s Kiss. Elena and Raphael are finally back in New York City, but the place no longer feels like home for Elena. She not only needs to deal with the constant harassment from news crews and the average onlookers, she also has to deal with her gem of a father (please note the sarcasm). Raphael fares no better, having a few vampires fully giving in to their desires thinking that Raphael is dead and won’t punished them. And because things cannot just be peaceful around this two, the very fabric of the world is threatened when all the disrupting signs point to an archangels awakening. But not just any archangel, one of the Ancients, a being so old that even Lijuan might not be enough of a match.
The story is highly entertaining. We keep discovering more information about the angelic culture, their strengths and weaknesses in all their colorful aspects. Family issues take front row and center in this book. Raphael’s mother is awakening and with it bring a shift in the Cadre that no one wants to even consider. Meanwhile, a secret about the Deveraux Family is discovered that literary rocks the already brittle foundations. Even Illium has his own personal problems to deal with.
This is a high drama story with potentially catastrophic stakes that has the characters being pulled from one corner to the next. It is, like the previous books, one of those reads that you just can’t put down. The only problem I had with the story is that Elena keeps going back to her “how can he have chose me” state in more than one occasion. It’s a bit like watching a Ping-Pong match, she goes back and forth between her incredulity and her standing up for their relationship against all odds.
The sex scenes continue to be descriptive and intense. I'm a bit conflicted over the epilogue, but that it's because it feels like closure. The next book on the series features Dmitri and the one after will feature Jason. Archangel's Consort feels like the main story between Elena and Raphael has come to an end; at the very least for the time being. In all, I enjoyed the book and I can’t wait for next chapter in their story if there's any.
*The book contains a special preview of Kiss of Snow, a Psy-Changeling Novel.
This book was a challenge pick thanks to the ladies at Gotta Have Paranormal with a Kick. The challenge (a sort of secret Santa) was to choose three books that you know you enjoyed and hide them under a spoiler tag. After submissions closed, every individual was assign a number, the numbers where scrambled (so that none of us had our own selections) and the number stealing began. After everyone had “stole” a different number the books where revealed. I ended up with these three selections:
Wicked Nights (Angels of Darkness, Book 1) by Gena Showalter Alien Proliferation (Katherine “Kitty” Katt, Book 4) by Gini Koch The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, Book 9) by Gena Showalter
Since I already plan on reading Gena Showalter’s books, and after reading all the descriptions of every first book of all three series, I went with the one that was a complete unknown to me but that it still hooked me. As per the rules, I grabbed book 1 on the series.
Back to the review
The book started with quite a bang in the short prologue and first chapter. That was all I needed to know that I was hooked to the story. That opening scene was incredible. But as the story progresses it becomes an information-dump-fest. More or less the first 65% of the book centers on delineating the world and its rules. It specifically centers on the creation of the alien world and lore. It’s needed; the author is building the world, setting the laws that will rule the story arc; this is book 1 after all, the foundation needs to be set. However, there is so much explanation compared to the action ratio that it drags at times.
I guess I should thank my penchant for finishing stories, as I’m glad I stuck around through the very end. Once the rules are set and the action starts to take over the story becomes engaging enough that I rarely put the kindle down. Now, the story has many, and I mean many, clichés. And enough pop culture references within its pages that I felt like I was going through an episode of the Gilmores Girls tailor made for Roswell lovers. Then again, I do love both shows ^.^
One thing that did bug me is that the main character is your typical almighty heroine; let me explain. Here we have Kitty (Katherine “Kitty” Katt, yup! that’s her name), who has live a normal, average life, she witnesses an argument turned deadly that triggers the ever present fight or flight instinct; she chooses to stay and fight. Now, I have no problems with that, I love my characters strong, kick ass and willing to stand up for what its right. This reaction throws her head first into the hands and world of aliens which is the reason for our story (and again, opening scene rocks).
Now my problem –and I will try to explain it as best as I can without giving away any major plot point– is that Kitty is a human civilian that ends up dealing with aliens and “superbeings.” She has no clue as to what is going on, nor she knows how to truly engage in the situation, yet she is somehow the only one with all the answers. This alien race is far more advanced than ours in many ways, including technologically and evolutionary. However, they have no way to stop the bad guys (bad guys which they have been fighting for years) regardless of the fact that they have the best of the best among them. Okay I can buy this, it can happen, just because they are more advanced doesn’t mean they are infallible. However, Kitty is the only one that can resolve every situation. Also, when she is not taking everything in strides, as if her world hasn’t been completely upended, without so much as blink; she is breaking down and crying like she is witnessing the Armageddon. She jumps back and forth between both extremes most of the book with a few instances where she is in “balance” of the emotional scale.
The rest of the characters are fun to watch, some of them bringing more than one WTF moment. There is a play for a love triangle. Now, I hate love triangles in general; I think they have been run to the ground extensively. That said, if I wore hats (which I never do) I’ll be tipping them to the author, the love triangle was so crafty, simple and kind of short, that I actually enjoyed the craziness that it ensued rather than being annoyed by it.
The bottom lines? I enjoyed the story, enough that will continue the series, but I will not jump right into book 2 at the moment. It’s good entertainment, the kind of book that one tucks into a bag or keeps on the kindle specifically for those times that you know you will be waiting for long periods of time. I mean, I did begin reading this book at the doctor’s office while waiting for my sister’s turn to get vaccinated. And if you add up my time reading it (ignoring the normal breaks one take), it took me about a day to finish it; so in all, a good read.(less)
I enjoyed the story, the author managed to refresh a concept that has, lately, become a bit overdone; I tip my hat to her for achieving this. It has many memorable characters in its roaster. Beatrice (or B, as she prefers to be called) is a strong female character and a great lead to the story. Gio is, well, he is complicated... Gio begins as a strong character, but there is one particular moment after which my perspective of him changed 180°. Among the rest of the characters we have Carwyn, one of Gio's best vampire friend, -and in my honest opinion- one of the best characters of the series. Did I mention he is a priest? Yup, he is both a priest and a vampire with a particular taste for Hawaiian shirts. Other great characters include Isadora (Beatrice's grandmother) and Caspar (Gio's butler/son/human best friend/ehh... you get the picture).
It's a solid story, with great characters and a very interesting story line. I completely love the vivid description of the various places, especially Cochamó, Chile; it makes you want to go there and go off the grid for a while. However, I had two small (or maybe not so small) problems with the book. The first three chapters as well as a good part after 60% mark, were kind of slow; to the point that it felt like it was dragging. But the rest of the story picks up rather quickly and the story ended up hooking me.
There was one particular story plot that drove me insane, and still, after finishing the book and began the second, I find it that I wish it had gone down differently. There is one common theme that is exploited in every vampire novel and (view spoiler)[There is just no way that a vampire will let anyone, regardless of who, take away the one they truly love and simply do nothing; especially when that love one is crying her heart out, begging for you to help her. No. Way. In. Hell! Vampire territorialism is an instinctive reaction. (hide spoiler)].
After the event that shall not be named occur, my trust to the character was shattered, chances are that on another moment I would have put the book down. But since this was for a challenge I kept reading; I'm glad I did. The bottom line is that this is a good story that has enough intrigue and mystery to keep you entertained. By the end of the book I was back to being hooked, although to a lesser degree. On recommendation from the amazing ladies at Gotta Have Paranormal with a Kick I'll continue the series; it looks like it only gets better.
A Few Quotes: Gio to Beatrice:
“No, I don’t have to ‘drain’ a blood donor, Beatrice. I don’t have to kill to survive.” She paused, a small smile ghosting her lips. “Unlike us, who kill animals all the time.” (p. 103).
“Should I be concerned that one of your first questions is how to kill me?” (p. 103).
“So it is important to learn that which helps us to cope with the cruel vagaries of life and the persistent ebb and rise of the human situation.” (p. 180).
Beatrice to herself:
“Stupid vampires with their stupid preternatural senses,” she muttered, but she knew Carwyn could hear her because he his shoulders began shaking with silent laughter. (p. 167).
Carwyn to Beatrice:
“There’s such a delicious joke there, but I’m going to be good and hold back. With the amount of sexual tension permeating these grounds, even a bad ‘rock your world’ line is liable to ignite something.” (p. 223).
Beatrice to an unconscious Gio:
“It’s probably really evil that I want to draw something on your face right now, isn’t it?” (p. 400).
Gio quoting Aristotle:
“ ‘Love,’ ” he whispered in Italian, “ ‘is a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’ ” (p. 409).
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