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A favor for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake’s werewolf lover, puts her in the center of a fullblown scandal that threatens master-vampire Jean- Claude’s reign—and makes her a pawn in an ancient vampire queen’s... read more
Werewolf Jason Schuyler needs Anita Blake -- not as a vampire hunter, federal marshal, or necromancer, but as a friend. He wants to pretend, just for a few days, that he's an everyday guy in an everyday relationship with a pretty woman who loves him, so he can say good-bye to his dying father.... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Werewolf Jason Schuyler needs Anita Blake -- not as a vampire hunter, federal marshal, or necromancer, but as a friend. He wants to pretend, just for a few days, that he's an everyday guy in an everyday relationship with a pretty woman who loves him, so he can say good-bye to his dying father. It shouldn't be hard to keep their real identities under wraps for a few days in Jason's small hometown.
Really, by now, Anita Blake should know better.
Marmee Noir, ancient mother of all vampires, picks this weekend to make a move. Somehow she has cut the connection that bonds Anita and Jean-Claude, leaving Jean-Claude unable to sense what is happening. Dangerous even as she sleeps, buried in darkness for a thousand years somewhere beneath the old country of Europe, Marmee Noir reaches for power. She has attacked Anita before, but never like this. In Anita she senses what she needs to make her enemies tremble . . .
“You would owe me for the rest of your life, that’s true.”Anita Blake
“Nathaniel’s point was, “Yeah, the heels hurt, what’s your point?””Nathaniel Graison
““A wild child” I asked?“He thought he was. I just thought he was a dick.””Anita Blake, Jason Schuyler
“Yet I saw you be spell her. I felt her roll me like a cheap date.”Crispin
““I can’t do this.” It was Richard. Of course, it was Richard”Anita Blake
“I’m so high on my queen’s shit list, it doesn’t matter for me.”Alex Pinn
““Fuck,” I said.“Yeah, that’s about what Richard said, though he used lots more words.”Anita Blake, Jason Schuyler
““Thanks Richard, you always know just what to say.”He sighed. “Yeah, to piss you off.”I nodded. “Don’t knock it, Richard, you have a real gift for it.””Anita Blake, Richard Zeeman
“Let’s try to avoid any of my fellow reporters. I really don’t want to have to explain why I’m coming out of this room in a robe, with another man in a robe.”Alex Pinn
“Sunglasses won’t make the robe look any better, babe.”Jamil
“People talked about the sex, because sex was easy; hearts were hard.”Anita Hill
“Feed on the emotion of lust, on love, and recently I,ve learned that friendship is love done soft and pure.”Anita Blake
Sometimes it’s not the light in a person that you fall in love with, but the dark. Sometimes it’s not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think.Highlighted by 74 Kindle customers
People talk of sorrow as if it is soft, a thing of water and tears. But true sorrow is not soft. True sorrow is a thing of fire, and rock. It burns your heart, crushes your soul under the weight of mountains. It destroys, and even if you keep breathing, keep going, you die.Highlighted by 73 Kindle customers
“Sex is one of the most personal things we do as people. To have someone who says she loves you limit how you express yourself in the bedroom is like a small death. It kills the soul.”Highlighted by 67 Kindle customers
To survive, you swallow the heat. To keep from falling through and dying for real, you swallow all that hate. You push it down inside you, into that fresh grave that is all that is left of what you thought the world would be.Highlighted by 52 Kindle customers
“Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid. You’ve taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway.”Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
Fear was like cancer in remission. If you gave in to it, even by an inch, it would flare up again and eat you alive.Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
You want to be consumed, not smothered. A fire needs air to burn bright. She took your air away, and the fire died.”Highlighted by 39 Kindle customers
Gotta love a man who loves you in spite of, and sometimes because of, your little foibles.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
We’d never be each other’s one and only, but I think we might always be each other’s now and then.Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
That’s what underwear is for, girls, so if an emergency happens you only show your cookies to the people you love.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
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