Wednesday Words – Just Read Edition

mobile phone and booksI had to go back a few books to find some passages that I marked. Sometimes I get so involved I forget to do so–especially if it’s a paper book. On the Kindle, it’s so easy to highlight. 😆

These are snippets that caught my attention–with the image created by the language, by the language itself, or just because. 🙂

From WICKED DESIGNS (Book of of the League of Rogues) by Lauren Smith (a Regency romance):

He thought he was entitled to her, but after the way he’d treated her in his study, he deserved no cooperation, not unless he groveled…on his knees…for at least an hour.

It made me laugh. The heroine is VERY feisty in this one.

From HARD AS YOU CAN (Hark Ink #2) by Laura Kaye (a sexy contemporary):

He knew Baltimore had some rough neighborhoods, but this one was so run-down that both sides of the tracks were wrong.

and

Some songs carried memories like the images were imprinted upon the very lyrics themselves, and she had no doubt this would be one of them.

And pulling up some “oldies” from rereading a few of the In Death books. From IMMORTAL IN DEATH by J.D. Robb:

Holding onto the memory was like trying to hold onto a fistful of water. [Eve Dallas]

and

The look in her eye had him rising, stepping back. He was a man who adored women, and understood their wrath. In other words, he feared them. [Leonardo, clothing designer]

What about y’all? Any words strike your fancy lately?

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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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8 Responses to Wednesday Words – Just Read Edition

  1. Janet says:

    Had a great line ‘marked’ in the book I just finished, Kate Atkinson’s LIFE AFTER LIFE – and then I returned the book to the library before writing down the sentence! Blah!!

    Those are some great lines – especially from the regency, I may have to look for that one. Thanks for sharing, Silver 🙂

    • Silver James says:

      I know Lauren. This is her debut historical and it was fun to read. I’d judged the first three chapters in a contest and rated it highly so I wasn’t surprised when she signed a contract. 😀

  2. Great lines again this week, Silver. And again this week, I got nothin’. Of course, I’ve been reading the same book since last week – and it’s a historical non-fiction – so I’m not surprised.

    • Silver James says:

      What? No “juicy” language or descriptions? 😉 I should read more non-fiction, but I read to escape. I have enough non-fiction in my real life. 😆

  3. Liza says:

    I highlight stuff on my kindle all the time. Just can’t remember them right now. Of course, now I want to go re-read all the In Death books again…can’t anytime soon, but want to.

  4. I just finished Hard As You Can, she has got me hooked, alpha, military and tats are a lethal combo.
    Silver– I hear yeah, on the escape and enough non-fiction going on already.
    Anyone read Elle Kennedy ” A Killer Instincts Series” I order the first 3 and book 2, 3 got here today and book 1 is in Dallas figures*shaking head*
    Hope the LG is doing better.

    • Silver James says:

      He is. Recovering slowly and taking it easy. And yeah, it never fails when you order a series. And that gives me an idea for Friday’s blog. 🙂 Thanks!

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