Wednesday’s Words that Speak to Me

mobile phone and booksWhen I’m reading, sometimes I remember to mark quotes or language that makes me sit up and say, “Damn! I wish I’d written that!” Or snippets that make me laugh or cry or just touch me in some form. So today, here are some quotes from the books I’ve read this past week:

From Allison Brennan’s KISS ME, KILL ME, this is Sean’s POV:

He just needed to touch Lucy. Every nerve in his body was raw with grief-coated anger from seeing the raw terror on Lucy’s face in the moment between sleep and waking.

From Anne Bishop’s WRITTEN IN RED (my Goodreads review HERE). This is from the POV of Simon Wolfgard, the Alpha of the Lakeside Courtyard (the Other settlement next to the human city of Lakeside). Simon is a werewolf. Vlad is a vampire, and Tess is…something. 😉 Vlad and Simon are partners in a bookstore frequented by Others and humans while Tess runs the coffee shop/restaurant next door and they all sit on the council governing the courtyard.

“All right.” He tried to sound agreeable so that she wouldn’t quit. Vlad hated doing the paperwork as much as he did when a human employee quit, which was why they’d both made a promise not to eat quitters just to avoid the paperwork. As Tess had pointed out, eating the staff was bad for morale and made it so much harder to find new employees.

If you enjoy fantasy, you need to give this new series a try. The next book, MURDER OF CROWS, releases in March. (I know what I’m asking for my birthday 😉 )

And last, from the FOUR DUKES AND A DEVIL anthology, specifically Sophia Nash’s THE CATCH OF THE CENTURY (a historical that I think is a Regency?):

He dared to glance at her profile discreetly from the corner of his eyes as they walked, a hand’s width of air between, and an acre of tension.

I haven’t read Nash before but I may have to put her on my watch list.

What about y’all? Has anything captured your fancy in your reading this past week? Share!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Wednesday’s Words that Speak to Me

  1. Janet says:

    Finished reading ASA Harrison’s THE SILENT WIFE – a psych-thriller about a married couple. I really enjoyed it, but it was this line that really got me:

    “The benefits of a good cry are known to her – the release of pent-up emotions, the clearing of static from the system – but as the years go by she finds herself less and less able to let go, becomes more and more accustomed to the brittleness that goes with endurance.”

    • Silver James says:

      Holy cow, Janet! Yeah. I’d make note of that quote too. “…the brittleness that goes with endurance.” Wow. Just…the emotional description in that short phrase is immense. Don’t you love “good” words like those?

  2. Great quotes, Silver. And Janet. I find myself reading something and thinking that would be an awesome quote, but then I keep reading and forget about taking a moment to write it down. And if I go back later, I can never seem to find the snippet that wowed me.

    • Silver James says:

      B.E., on the Kindle, I simply highlight the passage. I can always find it with a search that way. There’s a way to jump to all the highlights. In a paper book, I simply keep a pad of small stick-it notes near my preferred reading spots. I used to simply jot them down in a notebook–I have notebooks stashed EVERYWHERE! (And there’s a blog topic for next week :lol:) The Kindle spoiled me because I could make note and keep reading without interruption, so I came up with the idea of the sticky-notes.

  3. I read the BREATHLESS SERIES by Rebecca Donovan this week. A total of 3 books. There were so many good quotes in this series but I didn’t even think to highlight them on my iPad. Dang, I gotta remember that. VERY emotional read, which I loved. About a girl being severely abused and her fight to dig out of the chaos in her mind. There are some things I didn’t like about the story,-some things I had a hard time believing- but overall I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to see how she overcame. It had a happy ending. 🙂

    Love those quotes you shared Silver. Especially the last one. And Janet, WOW! That is an awesome quote!

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