First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared... read more
“Do you think you'll get a sword?" "What would I do with a sword?”Mallory, Merit
“I’m still me.”Merit
“Internet,” she said. “You’d be amazed.”Mallory
“You were undeserving,” she sniped. “I was unconsenting,” I corrected and slammed the heavy oak door shut with enough force that it rattled the hinges.”
“I liked who I was, Mal. My life wasn’t perfect, but I was happy.”Merit
“Hi, Dad. It’s the daughter you barely tolerate. Yeah, I know you’re disappointed I’m the walking undead, but vampire guys are seriously hot.”Merit
“To drink or not to drink. That was the question.”Jeff
“I said ‘sorcerer,’ not ‘Dumbledore’.”Merit
“I’m pulling out all my best material.” “Then I’d hate to see the bottom of that barrel.”
Have you ever had a moment where you knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you were in the right place? That you were on the right journey? Maybe the sense that you’d crossed a boundary, jumped a hurdle, and somehow, after facing some unconquerable mountain, found yourself suddenly on the other side of it? When the night was warm, and the wind was cool, and a song carried through the quiet streets around you. When you felt the entire world around you, and you were part of it—of the hum of it—and everything was good.Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
Those moments never seem to last long enough. The song ends, the breeze stills, the worries and fears creep in again and you’re left trying to move forward, but glancing back at the mountain behind you, wondering how you managed to cross it, afraid you really didn’t—that the bulk and shadow over your shoulder might evaporate and re-form before you, and you’d be faced with the burden of crossing it again. The song ends, and you stare at the quiet, dark house in front of you, and you grasp the doorknob, and walk back into your life.Highlighted by 22 Kindle customers
“Partly because Chuck asked me to. And partly because you have something of mine. And the time will come when it’s up to you to protect it. I need to know you’ll be ready for that.”Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
Although security and warfare had never been my gig, vampire security was highly contextual and thus incredibly interesting. There were links to history (Vampires were screwed over yesterday!) and politics (House X screwed us over yesterday!), philosophy (Why do you think they screwed us over yesterday?) and ethics (If we didn’t bite, would they have screwed us over yesterday?), and, of course, strategy (How did they screw us over? How can we keep them from screwing us over again or, better yet, screw them over first?).Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
. . . And always through new act and passion new Shines the divine same body and beauty through, The body spiritual of fire and light That is to worldly noon as noon to night; Love, that is flesh upon the spirit of man And spirit within the flesh whence breath began; Love, that keeps all the choir of lives in chime; Love, that is blood within the veins of time;Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
“War is coming, Ethan Sullivan, House of Cadogan. The temporary peace, born of human neglect, is at an end. She is strong. She will come, she will rise, and she will break the bonds that have held the Night together.”Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
Mallory leaned toward me. “FYI, your eyes are silver. I’ll just add ‘horny’ to the list of reasons that happens.”Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
“I’m in love with Ethan Sullivan and we’re going to have teethy vampire babies and buy a house in Naperville and live happily ever after.”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
RICH PEOPLE AREN’T NICER— THEY JUST HAVE BETTER CARSHighlighted by 12 Kindle customers
Weirdly, I felt a prickle in the air emanating from my best friend and roommate. A tingle of something electric. But still sleepy, dizzy, I dismissed it.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
1. The Change
2. Rich People aren't Nicer-They Just Have Better Cars
3. You Gotta Fight For Your Right.
4. The Things That Go Bump In The Night . . . Are Probably Registered Voters In Cook County.
5. Just A Quick Bite
6. If At First You Don't Succeed, Fall Down, Down Again.
7. What's In A Name?
8. Fangs Mean Never Having To Say You're Sorry.
9. There's Not Much Wrong That Chunky Monkey Can't Fix.
10. Keeping Watch In The Night
11. Advice For Litigators And Vampires: Never Ask A Question To Which You Don't Already Know The Answer
12. You Can't Trust A Man Who Eats A Hot Dog With A Fork.
13. Two's Company—Three's A Madhouse.
14. Love Is A Battlefield. So Is The City of Chicago
15. Before The Flood
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