When 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:
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!