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I have dreamed of touching you -- J.r. Ward
When you were the son of evil, there was little you couldn't do, own, or kill, and yet her mortal self was an elusive trophy he could touch, but not put on his shelf.
This made her rare. This made her precious.
This made him ... love her. -- J.r. Ward
When you were rescuing the love of your life and his parents out in the middle of the blizzard. Even -- J.r. Ward
Love was worth sacrificing for, he thought as he left his room. Even if it wasn't yours.
-Phury's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
The goatee was a neutral - unless you assessed it on style. In which case the fucker was a travesty of Rogaine proportions. -- J.r. Ward
I would do anything for you. Anything.
With that, he pushed his way out ... and as the door eased shut, she realized that I love you could indeed be said without actually uttering the phrase.
Actions did mean more than words. -- J.r. Ward
I'm not strong enough for this," he whispered in her ear - like he didn't want anyone to hear that coming out of his mouth. Ever. Running her hands up his powerful back, she held him just as hard. "But I am. -- J.r. Ward
John's tattoo..Goddamn..He'd done it as a memorial to her-putting her name in his skin so she'd be with him always. After all, there was nothing more permanent than that-hell, that was why in the mating ceremony males got their backs carved up: Rings could get lost. -- J.r. Ward
Butch sighed in relief. "Listen, man, do me a favor. Warn me before you pull another stunt like that. I'd rather choose." Then he smiled a little. "And we still ain't dating."
V laughed in a short burst. "Go to sleep, roomie. You can kick my ass for this later."
"I will -- J.r. Ward
Archway and hit the light switch for the -- J.r. Ward
You are the sweetest thug I've ever known. -- J.r. Ward
His heart was as empty as her stare. -- J.r. Ward
Reilly is fine.
For a moment, his lids dropped low, and she could have sworn that he muttered under his breath something like, She sure is.
But no doubt it was her new underwear making her hear things. -- J.r. Ward
But love had a funny way of giving you faith in the one who loved you back. And nothing was guaranteed in life, neither riches nor health. At the end of the day, you just had to let yourself go ... and the best place to land was in the arms of a good man. -- J.r. Ward
In quick succession, Qhuinn reviewed his answers: No, of course not, the knife was acting of its own volition. I was actually trying to stop it ... No, I only meant to give him a shave ... No, I didn't realize that slicing open someone's jugular was going to lead to death. -- J.r. Ward
I don't give a crap what happened between you and Xcor - mother to mother, I care only about you and the babies. And my husband will see my point of view. Trust me." Layla -- J.r. Ward
When it was finished, the scaled dragon looked around and as the thing spotted V, a growl rippled up to the bleachers, then ended in a snort. "You finished, big guy?" Va called down. "FYI, goalpost over there would work righteous as a toothpick. -- J.r. Ward
V settled back against the pillows and measured the hard line of her chin.
"Take off your coat."
"Take it off."
"I want it off."
"Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. -- J.r. Ward
What." Oh, for God's sake. "Fine. Why wouldn't it ever work out?"
"Because I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totally ... in love with you." Qhuinn's mouth dropped open. -- J.r. Ward
If I got to you once, I can do it again. And maybe next time I won't waste my breath trying to prove the fact that I'm your equal."
"I am the King, you realize."
"And I'm the daughter of a deity, motherfucker. -- J.r. Ward
Shut the door behind you. Or don't. I don't give a fuck. But if I don't leave now, I'm going to have to explain to Elise why I killed you, and I'd rather talk about her class schedule." - -- J.r. Ward
Lassiter had been the wild card, and he had not lasted. Distracted by physical yearnings, he had gotten into epic trouble and been banished, lost to a destiny and destination of which Colin was only vaguely aware. -- J.r. Ward
I love the way you taste," she said as she licked her lips. And that made his erection flare in her hand. "Climb up on me," he said gruffly. "I want to be inside you - climb up." For -- J.r. Ward
Maybe I could do it."
Darius shot him a dry look. "You want to try to get back into your house after the fact? Wellsie will stake you through the heart and leave you for the sun, my friend.
Tohrment winced. "Good point"
"And then she'll come looking for me."
Both males shuttered. -- J.r. Ward
I must confess. Of all of the brotherhood, he was the one I loved first and he remains the one I love the most. For me, he is just the ... one. -- J.r. Ward
All right, big guy, down you go."
Oh,yeah. Bed. Bed was good.
"And look who's here. It's Nurse Vishous. -- J.r. Ward
The smile he gave her was wistful, just a little lift to his mouth. "You are a fighter."
""Yes. Always. And sometimes I'm a whole army. -- J.r. Ward
The waitress looked a little awkward. "Is all that for both you and your sister? -- J.r. Ward
Scratch what I said before. I think I am falling in love with you. Right here. Right now. -- J.r. Ward
In his old life, the answer would have been easy: He'd have just put a gun to Vin's head and dragged the fucker to the altar. Now? He needed to be a little more civilized. -- J.r. Ward
Conflict is the microscope of a book. When it's trained on a character, you see what's underneath the narratives of physical description. You see whether someone is strong or weak, principled or apathetic, heroic or villainous.
(J.R. on writing the BDB series) -- J.r. Ward
Adrian speaking to Mels ... Humans require two things to bond: scarcity and the unknown. If loved ones were around forever, you'd take them for granted, and if you knew for sure that you'd be reunited, you'd never miss them. It's all part of the divine plan. -- J.r. Ward
Tohr shook his head. "If you're going to get plastered, why can't you do it like areal man."
"I like the taste of fruit."
"You are what you drink."
The angel glanced up at the clock, "Shit. I missed Maury. But, I DVR'd Ellen. -- J.r. Ward
I can smell you," he groaned against her ear as he ran his fangs up her throat. "The most beautiful thing in the world - except for your taste. -- J.r. Ward
got a close look at Doc Jane's red Crocs, Ehlena's blue ones, and his brother's knees as the male immediately crouched down next to him. -- J.r. Ward
She nodded, wondering why couldn't she have been named Mary. Or Sue.
But no, she had to be nine-letter Elizabeth. -- J.r. Ward
Indeed, with iAm out of the picture, she was prepared to be celibate. Who else would she want, anyway? She had met her match - it was even decreed in the stars.
That he didn't want her?
Well, one's fate was not another's, no matter the emotions involved - -- J.r. Ward
V sat back on his heels, crossed his arms, and continued to look down at the little bag of vampire. And what do you know. That infant sonofabitch glared right back at him. Vishous -- J.r. Ward
The front door swung open, and Zsadist strode into the house.
Wrath glared. "Nice of you to show up, Z. Busy tonight with the females?"
"How about you get off my dick? -- J.r. Ward
I'm sorry," he muttered. "If I ... uh, hurt your feelings or something."
She glared at him. "I'm not hurt. I'm pissed off and sexually frustrated."
His head snapped back on his spine. Well ... then. Okaaaaay. -- J.r. Ward
The Black Dagger Brotherhood were keeping him alive, so that they could kill him. Given the sum of Xcor's earthly pursuits, which had been at their best violent, and at their worst downright depraved, it seemed an apt end for him.
-Xcor's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
This is getting us nowhere, he muttered after a moment.
You're absolutely right. So fuck off. Have a nice life, hope all your holier-than-thou keeps you warm during the day. ~ Paradise to Craeg -- J.r. Ward
You keep showing up here? Being who you are?' There was a pause. 'I'm going to fall in love with you.' -Rehvenge -- J.r. Ward
Butch nodded as if he knew exactly what was doing. Like I said, my man, it's whatever. You and me? Same as always, no matter who you screw. Although ... if you're into sheep, that would be tough. Don't know if I could handle that. -- J.r. Ward
Too late Bella. Now, it's too late. Show me. -- J.r. Ward
Turned out Qhuinn was a snuggler. Who knew - and how fabulous. -- J.r. Ward
We are all products of our upbringings, Primale. The constructions that result from our choices are laid upon the foundation set by our parents and their parents before them. We are but the next level in the house or paver in the path. -- J.r. Ward
Marissa took a sip from a glass of water. "It's perfectly innocent." "I'm doing a naked calendar," the fallen angel started. "He had a jockstrap on." "It was all done with a selfie stick. -- J.r. Ward
She was pretty sure that if she had been, though, none of the hypotheticals would have resembled this in the slightest: surrounded by vampires, possibly pregnant, with a fallen angel in an Elvis costume mangling the ceremony from the Book of Common Prayer. -- J.r. Ward
Tragedy, like love, makes people blind. -- J.r. Ward
I love you."
Z squeezed his eyes shut. "Don't be a tragedy, Bella. -- J.r. Ward
The essential truth of life, he was coming to realize, wasn't romantic
and took only two words to label: Shit. Happens.
But the thing was, you kept going. You kept your friends and your
family and your mate as safe as you were able. And you kept fighting even
after you were knocked down. -- J.r. Ward
I'll be here waiting for you and for whoever else you love. That's what the other side is. It's just love -- J.r. Ward
These were gym towels. They were supposed to be thin and mean, the terry-cloth equivalent of coyotes. When you were sweating like a pig and couldn't feel the bottoms of your feet from exertion, you didn't want to pat yourself down with a Pomeranian. -- J.r. Ward
Jesus Christ. This evening, which hadn't even started out so well, had turned into a sixteen-car pileup on the road to relationshipville. -- J.r. Ward
High above, the rafters were made of old wood, and sturdy as the mountain the house had been built on, and across the way, sixteen coffins were stacked one upon the next, as if they were nothing but moving boxes from U-Haul. The -- J.r. Ward
With a quick jerk, Qhuinn wrapped his arms around the single most important person in his life. It was not Layla, although he felt a pang at that denial. It was not John, or his king. It wasn't the brothers. This male was the reason for everything. -- J.r. Ward
Are you all right?"
"Well, I'm looking at the heel of my shitkicker and the front of my knee at the same time. And there's a high probability I'm going to throw up. -- J.r. Ward
Even with the Brotherhood as support, going to the colony was a suicide mission - and she was willing to bet there were a lot of people having sex under the mansion's roof right now.
Sometimes you had to have a taste of life right before you knocked on the Grim Reaper's front
door. -- J.r. Ward
White trash had a way of finding their graves. Along with wife beating and beer sucking, dying was probably their only core competency. -- J.r. Ward
Zsadist: I didn't make up the rules of this scenario
Wrath: You'll die if you go by yourself.
Zsadist: Well ... I'm kind of ready to get off the ride.
Phury felt his skin get tight all over. -- J.r. Ward
The deadweight of his body,coupled with the aches, made him remember back to a time when he'd gotten colds or flus. Same feeling. Was it possible he was getting sick?
Made him wonder if anyone had come up with a product like Dead-quil or some shit.
Probably not. -- J.r. Ward
Sounds like you want a date, Lash, " Qhuinn barked. "Good deal, 'cause you keep that shit up, you're going to get fucked, buddy. -- J.r. Ward
It had been so good to see his enemy again. Positively heartwarming.
Hallmark really needed to start up a line of revenge cards, the kind that let you reach out to those you were going to come after with a vengeance.
- Lash -- J.r. Ward
DEDICATED TO: YOU.
In the beginning, we didn't hit it off, did we? but then I reaslised the truth about you and I fell in love.
Thank you for letting me see through your eyes and walk awhile in your boots.
you are just so ... beautiful. -- J.r. Ward
Traditional laws and cultural norms are flimsy mantles of power and influence. Democracy, however, when it is truly exercised, is a stone fortress that cannot be surmounted, blown asunder, or burrowed under. -- J.r. Ward
Lassiter came in alone, likely because Doc Jane had returned to the Pit. And the angel was naked as a jaybird ... and just frickin' fine. No bullet holes, no scars, no contusions.
You keep looking at me like that and you'd better buy me dinner afterward. -- J.r. Ward
Funny thing about glass. When you broke the shit up, it got pissed and bit back. -- J.r. Ward
Phury stepped up in front of her, blocking the view as leaned down and put his mouth right to Throe's ear. As he squeezed Throe's biceps until it screamed in pain, the Brother growled softly, "You get hard and I'll castrate you as soon as she leaves."
Well .. If that wasn't crystal clear. -- J.r. Ward
You are the male I might have been. You are the potential I had and lost. You are the honor and the strength and the kindness she needs. You'll take care of her. I want you to take care of her. -- J.r. Ward
Nope, it was the Great Immortal Agitator: Lassiter -- J.r. Ward
Ants under the skin. As Rhage transferred his weight from one shitkicker to the other, he felt like his bloodstream had come to a soft boil and the bubbles were tickling the underside of every fucking square inch of his flesh. -- J.r. Ward
With regard to threats against you. I would care to apprise you of a certain individual you would be wise to watch with care." Wrath cocked an eyebrow over the rim of his wraparound. "Do tell. -- J.r. Ward
Love'em or hate'em, by blood or by heart, family was a kind of oxygen. Necessary for the living. -- J.r. Ward
Whoa. Fangs. She had fangs. She leaned in, prodded them a little. Eating with those puppies was going to take some getting used to, she thought. On impulse, she brought up her hands, turned her fingers into claws. Hissed. Cool. -- J.r. Ward
Chaos and love when hand in hand and oh, the glorious grace of the world because of it. -- J.r. Ward
And mortal terror in a female was Z's favorite turn-on. He got off on it like most males favored crap from Victoria's Secret. -- J.r. Ward
Not brother. And never again. -- J.r. Ward
Life was what you determined it to be; regardless of where fate put you, logic and free will meant you could make your cabbage patch anything the fuck you wanted. -- J.r. Ward
Tohr: "Doesn't have to be easy to be right."
John: "In that case, we're meant for each other. -- J.r. Ward
I wish to be naked before you," she commanded. "Make it so, Manuel. -- J.r. Ward
It was everything dirty and wrong and evil and degrading, and he did it over and over again to keep his secret safe. And also because his dark side got off on it. It was Love, Symphath Style, -- J.r. Ward
The trees were like black skeletons reaching to the sky, pleading with their bony arms for the sun to get stronger. -- J.r. Ward
We don't have to talk about Zsadist.
That's okay. He's the most interesting part of me. -- J.r. Ward
But her eyes had had too much in them and his heart way too little for things to keep going. -- J.r. Ward
Tell you what, you let me go, and I'll ask you plenty of questions about your race. Until then, I'm slightly distracted with how this little vacation on the good ship Holy Sh*t is going to pan out for me. -- J.r. Ward
I'm slightly distracted with how this happy little vacation on the good ship Holy Shit is going to pan out for me. -- J.r. Ward
Humans are threatened by anything different, and their response is to fight. They're bullies, picking on the weak, cowering from the strong. -- J.r. Ward
People going in the wrong direction will get like that. Round pegs just don't fit in square holes. -- J.r. Ward
Amazing, John thought as he stood behind Xhex. If you looked down at your cock and balls and told them that if they behaved badly you would slice them up and bury them in the back yard, they actually listened to you. -- J.r. Ward
Oh my God ...
Xhex's heart stopped as she looked at him in the mirror. Across his upper back, in a glorious spread of black ink ... in a declaration that didn't whisper but shouted ... in a billboard-size front with flourishes ...
Her name in the Old Language. -- J.r. Ward
It was hard to explain. But what was between them went further than a mating ceremony or a back carving or a witnessed exchange of commitment. He couldn't put his finger on the why of it ... but she was his missing puzzle piece, the twelfth in his dozen, the first and last pages of his book. -- J.r. Ward
Great rationalizations. All of which her adrenal gland middle-fingered and then carried right on. -- J.r. Ward
He nodded and curled over his paper, writing quickly. As his words took form on the white page, she got to watch him ... and realized she never wanted him to go. She wanted him here beside her forever. -- J.r. Ward
And bottom line, without John by her side, everything seemed to be just a big, resounding meh. -- J.r. Ward
You don't go after what's mine. Now be a good boy and gut yourself. -Xhex, Lover Mine. -- J.r. Ward
John took his fucking time in Xhex's shower , washing himself thoroughly not because he was dirty, but because he figured two could play at the whole whip-the-state-clean, what-happened-didn't-happen thing. -- J.r. Ward
I would hold you up. I will ever hold you up and hold you dear, lover mine. -- J.r. Ward
No, you've got it all wrong, John." Reading his emotions, she shook her head. "You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived. -- J.r. Ward
He was having an illicit affair ... with his own mate. -- J.r. Ward
His bonding scent became so intense it was all she could smell. Xcor -- J.r. Ward
Courtesy of their tempers, both were now dressed in the Captain Asshole costume - which included, for no extra charge, the cape of disgrace, the booties of shame, and keys to the Fuck Up mobile. -- J.r. Ward
Taking a couple of deep breaths, he knew he had to choose his words carefully - in spite of the fact that his adrenal gland had opened up full-bore and was pumping enough OMG into his system that he was drowning in terror. -- J.r. Ward
As she took a deep breath, all she smelled was him, the scent going in her nose and blooming all over her body.
Bastard, she thought. Irresistible bastard -- J.r. Ward
You know," he said, "this is why I love you so much."
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. "What do you mean?"
You don't ask me to go inside because it's cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand. -- J.r. Ward
It's a date, isn't it," she realized. "Praise to the Virgin Scribe, I have a date!"
Trez laughed, the sound a rumble in his broad chest. "You'd better believe you do. And I'ma treat you like a queen. My queen." ~Trez
'The Shadows' page 205 -- J.r. Ward
Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee. -- J.r. Ward
Besides, the mhis that surrounded the compound could scramble anything from GPS to Santa Claus. -- J.r. Ward
You are perfect for a female."
"Not where I come from."
"Then they're using the wrong standard. -- J.r. Ward
The place is also big enough. We could all live there without killing each other." -Rhage
"That depends more on your mouth than any floorplan." -Phury -- J.r. Ward
God, those eyes of his were gleaming again. So blue, so bright, the color endless, like the sea. An ocean to swim in. To drown in. To die in. -- J.r. Ward
No matter what it takes, I'm going to prove that I love you and I need you and I want you - and that those kids are yours." With -- J.r. Ward
What did you do with the female?" Zsadist growled to the next slayer. When all that came back at him was a "Fuck you," Z pulled a Tyson and bit the bastard. -- J.r. Ward
Rhage exhaled slowly, air easing out of his nose. As he sank into his skin, he reveled in the perfection of peace. The heavenly silence. The great roaring absence. -- J.r. Ward
G'on now.' he murmured with that Southern drawl. 'Lie on back and let me take care of you. I promise to go slow ... real slow.' - Issac Rothe, Crave -- J.r. Ward
You so need to lighten up about that potato-launcher incident," Butch said.
Phury rolled his eyes and eased back in the banquette. "You broke my window."
"Of course we did. V and I were aiming for it."
"Thus proving that he and I are outstanding marksmen. -- J.r. Ward
God, you'd think that great corners in life should come with a warning sign at the side of the proverbial road, a little yellow number that announced which direction you were going to go in, and maybe offered a "reduce speed" kind of advice. -- J.r. Ward
I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist. -- J.r. Ward
DEDICATED TO YOU:
a "brother" indeed.
I think you are right where you are supposed to be-and I'm not the only one who feels that way. -- J.r. Ward
Husband and my family and the better half of WriterDog. Prologue -- J.r. Ward
dessert place that was open until one a.m. and served liquor along with chocolate thingies draped in whatever topped with blah-blah-blah on a bed of poached uh-huh, yeah. -- J.r. Ward
Those icy bright eyes left her and shifted to his buddy. The frown didn't leave his face. "You look like
"And you're Miss America. -- J.r. Ward
Vengeance was one hell of a roommate. -- J.r. Ward
It'd be a spankiing you'd never forget, I promise you. Vishous, Lover At Last -- J.r. Ward
Hharm lunged forth. "My son!" Without -- J.r. Ward
It finally happened, he thought as he burrowed under his shirt and took hold of his heavy cross. All his life he'd wondered why he'd never fallen in love, and now he knew: He'd been waiting for this moment, this woman, this time. The female is mine, he thought. - Manny -- J.r. Ward
In so many ways, he had wanted this his whole life - or at least ever since he'd survived his transition and had any sexual impulse at all. This moment was the culmination of countless daydreams and innumerable fantasies, his secret desire made manifest. -- J.r. Ward
just like peaches," he said, stripping off her panties. "And I love peaches."
-Wrath -- J.r. Ward
Please, if you would," the butler said, "no throwing the linens. Peaches, anyone?" -Fritz -- J.r. Ward
I brought us all Big Macs," he said happily. "I know you dig 'em, remember?" "What the ... " Tohr tightened his grip on his shellan, just in case ... well, shit, with the way things were going lately, anything could happen. "What are you doing here?" "It's your lucky day, motherfucker. -- J.r. Ward
Take off your coat."
"Take it off."
"I want it off."
"Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. [Vishous to Jane] -- J.r. Ward
A male after my own heart. And don't knock perversion, you judgmental little fuck. You never know when you might find it appealing. -- J.r. Ward
But Tudor mansions on manicured grounds didn't look right with their grand front doors wide open to the night. It was like a debutante flashing her bra thanks to a wardrobe malfunction. -- J.r. Ward
Tore up from the floor up. Followed by a big outtie.
John Mathew -- J.r. Ward
Bad deeds like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder. -- J.r. Ward
I'm not broken, I'm ruined. Do you understand the difference? With broken maybe you can fix things. Ruined? All you can do is wait to bury me. -- J.r. Ward
Honestly, what the hell is destiny going to want from me now?"
"The same as any endeavor. Blood, sweat, and tears."
"That's it," Tohr said dryly. "And here I was thinking it could just be an arm or a leg. -- J.r. Ward
Some things are destined to be
it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there. -- J.r. Ward
But then, gifts are like beauty, are
they not. It is in the eye of the recipient that they find their seat, not in the hand of the giver. -- J.r. Ward
Tohr shrugged. "Assuming he's kept the same ones on, they're a total of five. Three cousins. That porn star Zypher - "
Rhage harrumphed at that. Clearly, even though he was now very happily mated, he felt like the race had one, and only one, sex legend - and it was him. -- J.r. Ward
Rule number four for me as a writer? Plotlines are like sharks: They either keep moving or they die. ~J.R. Ward -- J.r. Ward
Got a problem." "I can't fix your personality, sorry." Lassiter laughed, the sound ringing through the house like church bells. "No. I like myself just as I am, thank you." "Can't help your delusional nature, either. -- J.r. Ward
Aha!" Lassiter pointed at the boob tube. "You motherfucker! I knew you were the father! -- J.r. Ward
I have peanut M&M's up there."
"Not my style"
Thor narrowed his eyes. "Cold?"
Thor crossed his arms over his chest and told him self he was not pouting like a five-year-old. "I want Milk Duds. -- J.r. Ward
Easy, son," Wrath said. "Jesus Christ - " "Actually it's Lassiter," the man said, "in case you forgot. -- J.r. Ward
Lassiter hit pause and clamped a hard hand on his shoulder."Sit the fuck back. Watch and learn."
"What? How much I hate rom-coms? How 'bout we just stipulate that and let me go."
"You're going to need this."
" For my second career as a pussy? -- J.r. Ward
You've got nothing to worry about. The righteous do not always right, but their souls remain pure. -Lassiter the Angel -- J.r. Ward
Fuck. Me, "Vishous Breathed.
"I will so pass on that, "Lassiter muttered. -- J.r. Ward
I'm losing air over here, you know," Lassiter bitched. "My inflatable is deflating." V cursed. "That's because it doesn't want to be around you any more than we do. -- J.r. Ward
And suddenly it wasn't a joke. The further she went, the more serious Lassiter got, and the shakier Wrath's shellan became, as if the words she were speaking were ones of great value and meaning. This was tradition for her, he realized. -- J.r. Ward
The guy was like part pro wrestler, part Toys "R" Us. -- J.r. Ward
Is it my turn yet?" Lassiter asked over the earpiece. "I was born ready for this. -- J.r. Ward
If you've bullshitted me, angel, I'm going to kill you."
The other male rolled his eyes. "I'm already dead, idiot. -- J.r. Ward
Without time," the angel said, "you have only the bottomless, shapeless mire of eternity."
"FYI, philosophy bores me."
"Not philosophy. Reality. Time is what gives life significance. -- J.r. Ward
End of the day, the quick and the dead are the same. Everyone's just looking for a home. -- J.r. Ward
The righteous do not always do right, but their souls remain pure. -- J.r. Ward
Dearest Virgin - um, Oversexed Lassiter -- J.r. Ward
It's because you're looking in the wrong place," Lassiter said.
"You can go now."
"Every time you say that, it brings a tear to my eye."
"Funny, mine too."
-Lassiter & Tohr -- J.r. Ward
Can you drive any faster?" Tohr demanded.
"I got the pedal to the medal" The angel looked back. "And I don't care what I have to mow over -- J.r. Ward
Lassiter," Ad and Colin said together. At the sound of the name, even Devina rolled her eyes. "Oh, Christ. Him again. -- J.r. Ward
Yeah, we could strap a small car to Lassiter's back and make him run around by the pool - -- J.r. Ward
Halle-fucking-lujah! -- J.r. Ward
Christ, don't you ever knock?
It's Lassiter. L-A-S-S-I-T-E-R. How is it possible you're still getting me confused with someone else? Do I need a nametag? -- J.r. Ward
Dearest Virgin - um, Dearest Most-Definitely-Not-a-Virgin Lassiter, -- J.r. Ward
Hey, no offense, but do you mind if you put both your palms where I can see 'em? -- J.r. Ward
You can call me Pastor-and before Mr. Sox Fan gets his panties in a wad, I want everyone to know I'm legit. I went online, took a minister's course in under an hour, and I'm ordained, baby. -- J.r. Ward
Please," Eddie implored. "Not Lassiter. Anybody but Lassiter - he could be anywhere on the planet, doing anything. -- J.r. Ward
Your Mama's so stupid"- Lassiter dematerialized and re-formed on the far side, spinning the rods- "she thinks a California dime is something you dial a phone with." ~ Lassiter
' The Shadows' page 11 -- J.r. Ward
You, with awe and love.
Than you for coming and finding me.
And for showing me the way.
It was the ride of a lifetime, the best I've ever had. -- J.r. Ward
So when it came to a female of worth like Ehlena, he was always going to be on the far side of the glass, nose pressed up hard, palms spread with need, never getting close enough to tough. It was only fair to her. -- J.r. Ward
Sometimes words were less valuable than the air that carried them when it came to getting close. -- J.r. Ward
When you were contemplating cheating on your mate, it was not easy on the conscience. And not something you wanted to do in the home you shared with her. -- J.r. Ward
Right. Got it. And he was glad it was Z. Undoubtedly the guy was well aware of his fucked-up mood, but unlike some of the others - *cough*Rhage*cough* - he would never pry. -- J.r. Ward
And I'll wash your other clothes. Shall I also order you a new set of leathers?"
"Don't-" Wrath shut his mouth. "Sure. That'd be great. And, ah, could you get me some boxers? Black? XXL? -- J.r. Ward
Wrath walked over to the closet and looked throught the clothes. He took out a black long-sleeved shirt, a pair of leather pants, and
jeez, what was this? Oh, not fucking likely. He was not going to fight in BVDs. He'd go commando before he got cought dead inthose things. -- J.r. Ward
Michael Rafferty was a good
man. A solid man. He was never going to be Hugh Jackman handsome or Bill Gates rich or King of England powerful. But he was hers and he was Sean's and that was more than enough -- J.r. Ward
Thank you for caring for my brother.
He took his sunglasses off.
And looked at her with total adoration. -- J.r. Ward
Butch put his hand on his roommate's nape and murmured, I'll do the saving until you get your head back, how about that? I'll keep you safe. -- J.r. Ward
Shit. With Qhuinn looking at him like that, he couldn't remember his own name. Blaysox? Blacklock? Blabberfox? Who the fuck knew ... -- J.r. Ward
If sex were food, Rhage would haven been morbidly obese. -- J.r. Ward
Tohr laughed softly. Yeah, I'm not much for the emotive crap either-Ouch! Wellsie, what the he*l? -- J.r. Ward
And God help them both, if it hadn't been for Saxton, Qhuinn would have dropped the l-word right then and there, even though the timing was stupid. -- J.r. Ward
Gimme an S! A T! An O! A C! Followed by a K-H-O-L-M! What's it spell? HEAD FUCK.
- Jane -- J.r. Ward
Taking her slick palm, he flattened it once more. And then with his free hand, he signed against her skin in slow, precise positions:
L.O.V.E.U.4.E.V.E.R -- J.r. Ward
But come on, like she hadn't seen every aisle in his grocery store already? -- J.r. Ward
Never met Ahhh, don't know him, don't care how big he is-if he's standing in our way? I'ma murder the son of a bitch" ~ Trez
'The Shadows' page 205 -- J.r. Ward
what say you?" "Fuck," came the reply. "Appropriate word choice, my lord, but not really an answer." Wrath -- J.r. Ward
As they passed, Duke nodded, and John Matthew, as he was called, did the same - and that was the extent of it. No one had ever heard the SOB say a word, but by the same token, anyone built like that didn't have to talk. -- J.r. Ward
We're separated, but not lost or truly apart. Do not mourn me, my love. I have not died. . . . -- J.r. Ward
You know you were with the lessers, true?"
Butch lifted one of his busted-up hands. "And here I thought I'd been to Elizabeth Arden. -- J.r. Ward
As they went by Assail, the male was watching them. "Jesus, he really is blind"
Wrath pulled up short and unsheathed his dagger, pointed it directly into the guys face. "But my hearing is just fine -- J.r. Ward
Pigs flying. Hell freezing over. Miley planting her twerking ass in a chair and keeping it there as a public service. -- J.r. Ward
On the chessboard of his godforsaken existence, the pieces were lined up, the play preordained. Man, so many times in life you didn't get to pick your path because the way you went was decided for you.
Free will was such bullshit.
-Vishous's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
Man, so many times in life you didn't get to pick your path because the way you went was decided for you. -- J.r. Ward
You said you wanted to remember something.' His palms slid up to the top of her thighs and squeezed. 'So lie back and let me do my thing.'
-Issac Rothe, Crave -- J.r. Ward
When she didn't continue, he shrugged. Just let me bring you coffee. I want to wait on you.
Makes me happy -- J.r. Ward
You have cable?" He nodded toward her TV.
She tossed him the clicker. "Sure do. And if I remember, there's a Godzilla marathon on TBS tonight."
"Sweet," the vampire said, kicking his legs out. "I always root for the monster."
She smiled at him. "Me, too. -- J.r. Ward
But of course, time didn't work like that. And memory was but a television show of your own life, a movie screen you could play witness to, but not interact with, change the course of, redirect. -- J.r. Ward
He thought about all the holes in him, the blank places, the voids where others felt things. When it came down to it, he was really just a screen, more empty than solid, his emotions blowing through him, only angry catching and holding. -- J.r. Ward
Sometimes your hole life could hinge on a fraction of an inch. Or the beat of a nanosecond. Or the knock on a door.
-Lover Awakened -- J.r. Ward
Z knew the fed EX-tinction package had arrived and wasn't ready to take delivery -- J.r. Ward
Look upon me, Mistress. Watch as I wither! -- J.r. Ward
When I lie this close to you, when I smell your scent, when I hear your voice, I know everything that matters."
She looked down the length of him.
"You are the male I want to mate with. That's who you are. -- J.r. Ward
A couple of inches up and right and he would have been a soprano. -- J.r. Ward
Selena's brows rose even higher. "Trez, I heard something - "
" - 'cuz I'm that desperate to have you!"
" - that sounded like a gun!"
They were both hollering over the engine, going back and forth as Fritz bat-out-of-hell'd it away from all the bullets.
And then the fun really began. -- J.r. Ward
Mary is ... different to me. I'm not going to pretend I understand why. All I know is, she's a pounding in my chest that I can't ignore ... hell, that I don't want to ignore. -- J.r. Ward
Because this is what shall be, the light and the dark together, two halves making a whole. -- J.r. Ward
Cursing herself, she said, I'm going to man up here. I'm going to so be twenty-one. You're not going to believe how tight in the head I'm going to be. Really. For real. -- J.r. Ward
The male who'd just arrived laughed as he embraced Qhuinn. You have such a way with words, cousin. I would say ... trucker meets sailor crossed with a twelve-year-old. -- J.r. Ward
Listen, I don't want things to get weird, okay."
"Oh, yeah, no, weird is bad."
"But just so you and I are clear, I really fucking want to kiss you right now. -- J.r. Ward
Blay thought of the text that he didn't intend to ignore. "You suck." "Yes, I do, don't I." Qhuinn licked his lips. "And you like me to. -- J.r. Ward
With a gentle hand, he brushed his shellan's cheek. "I've never been in a relationship before you. I should have known that we'd hit a wall at some point."
"That's the way it works. -- J.r. Ward
Are you all right?" she asked. In a voice that sounded absolutely, positively, exactly, like his brother's dead shellan. - -- J.r. Ward
All right, then, her first rule for the rest of her days: no more looking outside for definitions. She might not have any clue who she was, but better to be lost and searching than shoved into a social box by someone else. -- J.r. Ward
This is calm, cool, and collected, you little bitch. You don't want to see me pissed off. -- J.r. Ward
Holy Christ! There was a frickin' melee in the alley. Lessers. Brothers. Two civilians crouched and quivering in the middle. And big bad Butch O'Neal. -- J.r. Ward
You almost died tonight, he wanted to say. You dumb son of a bitch, you nearly died ... and then what would we have done?
And not "we" as in the Brotherhood.
Not even "we" as in he and John.
More like ... "me". -- J.r. Ward
If you love me, you will save yourself the now. Do not so willingly put your death on my conscience." As -- J.r. Ward
My buddy's just being an ass. It's his life's work." "Everyone needs a purpose. -- J.r. Ward
A.J. nodded, covering her smile with a hand as Devlin emerged with his hair messed up and hay hanging off his sweater. He looked like he'd been through a war.
"You okay there, champ?" Chester asked. "Those there grain bags can be tough when they come atcha in a pack like that. -- J.r. Ward
You're such a pain in the ass. (Butch)
Said the SIG to the Glock. (V) -- J.r. Ward
Indeed, Xcor stayed away for the wrong reason, the bad reason, an unacceptable reason - in spite of all his training, he found himself choosing Throe's life over ambition: His anger had taken him in one direction, but his regret had led him in another. And the latter one was what won out. -- J.r. Ward
Uh-huh, uh-huh, ohhhh, yeeeeeeeaaaah, who's your daddy ... -- J.r. Ward
Have I mentioned you are the hottest geek I've ever known ? -- J.r. Ward
As her eyes scanned his face, he feared that she saw everything, right down t the core of him. Where his obsession with her was the strongest.
-Butch and Marissa -- J.r. Ward
Oh. Good. The idea that you might only cripple the guy makes me feel a fuck of a lot better about leaving you here. -- J.r. Ward
Will you take me to the motherboard," he said, turning around to her. The and into your bed part he left off. What a gentleman. "Of course. -- J.r. Ward
[Devina] "You know, Adrian, you ever get bored with being a Goody Two-shoes, you could come over to my side."
"Because you have cookies, right."
Those black eyes returned to his own. "And so much more."
"Well, I'm on a diet. Sorry - but thanks for the invite. -- J.r. Ward
Life is about doing what is necessary, and you did. -- J.r. Ward
Phury Syndrome - a condition whereupon one brother was so fucked-up that the other fell into a black hole trying to save him. -- J.r. Ward
Wrath to Butch : I always knew you were a royal; just didn't think it went past the pain-in-the-ass part is all. -- J.r. Ward
Zebra print leggings. A black leather jacket. Boots as big as your head, a pink feather boa, blue jeans, Hanes T-shirts in white and black - -- J.r. Ward
Both males took a deep breath. And then Wrath put his hand on top of Xcor's head, as if in benediction. Looking up, the King sought Layla out with his blind eyes. "You should be proud of your male. This is no small thing for a warrior." She brushed at her eyes. "Yes." Wrath -- J.r. Ward
Don't make me flip you off"
"Why would I deprive you of a favourite hobby?"
"Because my finger's getting sore. -- J.r. Ward
The half-human was the hottest thing he'd ever gotten anywhere near. And he'd cozied up to a lightning strike once or twice before. -- J.r. Ward
You got hair like a girl," Mr. D said. "And you smell like bubble bath. At least I can get a trim." "I'm wearing Old Spice." "Next time try something stronger. Like horse manure." Mr. -- J.r. Ward
Holy shit." Rehv shook his head and muttered, "Now we know what the zombie apocalypse looks like. -- J.r. Ward
You stay away from Xcor." "You are not in a position to give orders, female." He laughed in a hard burst. "Jesus Christ, I can't believe this is all over someone like him. Who the hell is that piece of shit anyway - " "He's your fucking brother," she snapped. "That's who he is. -- J.r. Ward
Don't disappointment me, son." Yeah, fuck you, daddy. O -- J.r. Ward
If that shit is a Hawaiian print, I'm going to kill you. -- J.r. Ward
Life's meant to be lived blind - that's how you don't take shit for granted. -- J.r. Ward
You never knew the last time you were seeing someone. You didn't know when the last argument happened, or the last time you had sex, or the last time you looked into their eyes and thanked God they were in your life.
After they were gone?
That was all you thought about.
Day and night. -- J.r. Ward
Those deep hazel eyes held his and didn't blink.
"You'd be amazed what I would do to keep you alive."
Abruptly, V's mouth opened, his breath growing tight. And as the two of them stood chest-to-chest, he knew every inch of his body, felt it all at once. -- J.r. Ward
In his fantasy, he kissed his best friend again, pulled back, and ... "I love you," he said into the spray of the shower. "I ... love you." As he closed his eyes against the pain, it was hard to know how much of what ran down his cheeks was water, and how much was something else. -- J.r. Ward
Now tell me something. What's your word for husband?"
"Hellren, I suppose. The short version is just hell."
She laughed softly. "Go figure. -- J.r. Ward
He was wearing a scuba mask and snorkel set pushed off his handsome face . . . a set of flippers that slapped over the slick floor as he approached the pool's edge . . . a slingshot bathing suit that was hot pink . . . and a children's -- J.r. Ward
DEDICATED TO YOU:
Good and bad have never been more relative terms than when applied to the likes of you.
But I agree with her. To me, you have always been a hero. -- J.r. Ward
Rhage's hand landed on Butch's shoulder. Besides, you don't look a thing like him. I mean ... hello? You're this beefy Irish boy. He's like ... bus exhaust or some shit. -- J.r. Ward
Quick question. Does this magical skill with gray matter come with a total lack of compunction for your kind, or is it just you who were born without a conscience?
V: I beg your pardon? -- J.r. Ward
How'm I doin'?" Jim asked in his own voice - hey, he could talk out of the bastard's mouth, too.
Across the way, Adrian shrugged. "Pretty damn good - I can't sense you. But I gotta ask - the pair of you want a cigarette? Or are you going for a twofer? -- J.r. Ward
What is your name?" she murmured.
He cocked an eyebrow at her and then went back to staring at his brother. "I'm the evil one, in case you haven't figured it out."
"I wanted your name, not your calling."
"Being a bastard's more of a compulsion, really. And it's Zsadist. I am Zsadist. -- J.r. Ward
Man, he wasn't going to need a stress test anytime soon. If his heart could get through a kiss from her, he could probably run a marathon.
While dragging a car behind him.
Sideways to the road. -- J.r. Ward
Beth's not on that train?"
"Nope. She's not even in that station, that town, or that part of whatever country your metaphor lives in. -- J.r. Ward
Destiny had a 518 area code..who knew." - Ehlena -- J.r. Ward
The guy stroked his goatee. "What do you call twenty guys watching the world series?"
"The New York Yankees," Butch replied. -- J.r. Ward
Perfect!" Wrath bellowed. "And this is a doctor saying it
I mean, she went to medical school."
"And Dr. Sam told me she's delivered over fifteen thousand babies over the course of her career
"See!" Wrath yelled. "She knows these things. My son is perfect! -- J.r. Ward
Will you get off me!" "But I'm giving you CPR-" "I will die before kissing you, Hollywood." Z tried to sit up, his breathing heavy. "Don't even think about it. -- J.r. Ward
All I know is, she's a pounding in my chest that I can't ignore ... hell, that I don't WANT to ignore. [Rhage] -- J.r. Ward
The fact that the guy who was arguably his best friend had to watch the whole thing was just part of the cluster-fuck carousel, an added ball crusher. -- J.r. Ward
Maybe what you found is being used for another reason?" Z stopped. "Oh, yeah. Right. Because those things are multifunctional. Like Q-tips or some shit. Look, would you talk to her? -- J.r. Ward
It was a farewell. Not a good-bye, but a fare ... well. and he had the sense they would. -- J.r. Ward
Say the word. Say the word and I won't go.
Say the word, Qhuinn. Do it and I'll spend the night with you.
Better yet, why don't you just kiss me- -- J.r. Ward
He hung up and looked at Rhage.
"Hate this," the brother said.
"I know." Wrath moved the sticky, blood-soaked hair out of the vampire's face. "We're going to get you home."
"Didn't like seeing you shot."
Wrath smiled softly. "Clearly. -- J.r. Ward
Marissa, " he mumbled, taking her hand. "Don't want to see you drink so much?" Wait, not really what he'd been going for. "Ah...don't you to see me drink so much...want."
Whatever. God...he was so confused.~Butch -- J.r. Ward
I'm sorry," he said remotely. "For what just happened between you and me." She -- J.r. Ward
Go 'head." Those freaky-ass black eyes had stared at Butch with the intensity of a shark. "Crack open that door. Run your little heart out. Run fast, run smart, call for help. Just know that I'll come after you. Like a hearse." - Zsadist -- J.r. Ward
Can we screw the 'sorry' part and let me hit you back instead?
Vishous to Butch -- J.r. Ward
The effect she had on him was druglike, a tantalizing combination of sexual need and profound ease. Like he was having an orgasm and falling into a peaceful sleep at the same time. It was like nothing he'd ever felt before. -- J.r. Ward
We also mark what's ours. And as I'm not going to see you for twelve hours, I think I'll leave a little more all over you. -- J.r. Ward
Darkness will never take me ... because I have you. Light of my life, Marissa. That's what you are.
-Butch and Marissa -- J.r. Ward
Wellsie will stake you through the heart and leave you for the sun, my friend. -- J.r. Ward
He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn't help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes. -- J.r. Ward
You're not in love with me, either, Layla. You just aren't. You felt a lot of physical shit, and that made you think it was emotional. The trouble is, body needs a hell of a lot less than the soul does to connect. -- J.r. Ward
In an earlier life, were you a pair of brakes?"
"Try a brick wall. -- J.r. Ward
Fucking lilacs. I'm the only immortal with allergies. I swear.' - Eddie, Crave -- J.r. Ward
You should always know who you are, he thought. And who you aren -- J.r. Ward
Three a.m. in downtown Caldwell, New York, gave you just enough obstacles to keep shit amusing. -- J.r. Ward
The thing was, the places of your life, like the clothes you wore and the car you drove and the friends and associates you had, were a product of the way you lived. -- J.r. Ward
As Luchas looked over, those perfectly matched eyes met Qhuinn's fucked-up ones, and the connection was there: They had both been through hell, and that lock step was more powerful than the common DNA they shared. -- J.r. Ward
I don't believe I'm better than anyone else. With beating hearts and open minds, we are all the same. -- J.r. Ward
the moment he'd seen that female he'd forgotten his own name, most of his English vocabulary, and seventy-five percent of his sense of balance.
Instant. Cosmic. Attraction.
-Trez's thoughts about Selena -- J.r. Ward
Rhage nodded. "The place is also big enough. We could all live there without killing each other."
"That depends more on your mouth than any floor plan," Phury said with a grin. -- J.r. Ward
Vishous, could you stop grinning like that? You're beginning to freak me out. -- J.r. Ward
The thing had woken him up as usual, an alarm clock. as reliable and stiff off the ground as Big Fucking Ben. [John Matthew] -- J.r. Ward
Fritz hates dead bodies in the front hall. -- J.r. Ward
He tapped the artificial leg. "I am not whole." True, she thought sadly. He was not whole, although it had nothing to do with him missing part of a limb. -- J.r. Ward
I'm not cock-blocking for kicks and giggles. The mothership called -- J.r. Ward
Wrath clapped his brother on the shoulder. On the whole, though, the SOB was a total keeper. "Forgiven, forgotten."
"Feel free to hammer me anytime."
"Believe me, I do. -- J.r. Ward
What ... are you?" she choked out.
"No sunlight. Funky choppers." he inhaled raggedly. "Take a guess. -- J.r. Ward
He palmed up the life Alert. Death Alert was more like it: Help, I haven't fallen and I'm standing up-can you come and rectify this problem? - Isaac -- J.r. Ward
You know, you sound like birds when you do that chuckle thing. It's nice. Over to the left, Vishous put his head in his hands. -- J.r. Ward
When Rhage's beast came out, everyone, the brothers included, looked for shelter and took up praying. -- J.r. Ward
You would have made a fine warrior, you know that?"
I am one. Death is my enemy."
Yeah, it is, isn't it." God, it made such sense that he'd bonded with her. She was a fighter ... like him. "Your scalpel's your dagger."
Yup. -- J.r. Ward
The vision had been of him naked and Butch wrapped around him, the two of them high up in the sky, entwined in the midst of a cold wind. Jesus Christ, he was deranged. Deranged and perverted. "Look, I'll come at sundown and hit you with a little hand action." "Good. That always helps. -- J.r. Ward
Staring down at his button fly, he tried to find another explanation. Maybe he'd thrown a clot? A cock clot ... or maybe ... shit ... There was no way he could be attracted to another female. -- J.r. Ward
As it was dark he whistled a what.
You are such a male of worth, you know that. You really are. -- J.r. Ward
DEDICATED TO: YOU -
it has been so long,
since you have had a home. -- J.r. Ward
I'm so sorry. I love you. Please forgive me. Can't live without you. -- J.r. Ward
I thought symphaths didn't have a conscience."
"I'm half my mother's boy, too. So I have a little."
"Aren't you lucky."
The Reverend's chin dipped down, and his eyes flashed pure, purple evil for a split second. Then he smiled. "No ... all the rest of you are fortunate. -- J.r. Ward
If the Angels won, the entire Earth would be nothing but one giant Christmas frickin' morning, a choking wave of happiness and warmth and caring and sharing taking over everything. -- J.r. Ward
She is . . . the moon in my night sky. And that is the beginning, middle, and end of it. There is no more to be told than that, and never shall I speak of her again. -- J.r. Ward
Liked the evil in themselves too much to be trusted. -- J.r. Ward
Your hands on a gun butt right now, isn't it? Afraid of me?"
"Just want to make sure I can take care of you."
"Yeah, in case you need Glock-to-mouth-resuscitation. -- J.r. Ward
And now that the Fade was upon him, he was resigned to his death. -- J.r. Ward
Hey, it's a party already," Trez called out as he and iAm arrived. "Oh, nice tux. Isn't that Tom Ford?"
"Or was it Dick Chrysler," Rhage interjected. "Harry GM - wait, that sounds dirty ... . -- J.r. Ward
I don't think my sister is old enough to have sex."
"V, she's the same age you are."
He frowned for a moment. Was she? Or had he been born first? -- J.r. Ward
I got to go! Bye!" "You're ammmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaazing - " Click. This time when she put her cell phone back down, she felt as light and frothy as the bubbles in a champagne flute. And a little drunk, too. -- J.r. Ward
Qhuinn: "What is wrong with you, that you care so much about me?"
Blay: "What is wrong with you, that you can't see why I would? -- J.r. Ward
I've said I was sorry," Qhuinn intoned. "But I don't think I've ever said thank you. So, yeah ... thank you. -- J.r. Ward
But by God, he was going to stop running from his cowardice. He had to own his shit - even if it made him hate himself to the core. Because maybe if he did, he'd stop trying to distract himself with sex and drinking, and figure out what he did want.
Apart from Blay, that was. -- J.r. Ward
The kiss that was pressed against his own mouth was reverent, the contact no heavier than the warm, still air in the room. It was the consummate lover's kiss, the kind of thing he had wanted even more than the hot sex they'd just had. -- J.r. Ward
Still, good boys liked to make their moms happy, and Blay had always been a good boy. His -- J.r. Ward
As always, Blay was the anchor who kept him from being swept away. -- J.r. Ward
No Last Meal for you guys, either. Guess we have that in common. Someone bust out the pom-poms and cheer for the team. Yay. -- J.r. Ward
With that, he looked over his shoulder.
Blay's breath shot out of his lungs. "Oh ... my God," he whispered. -- J.r. Ward
Just once" Blay said softly. "Do it just once. So I'll know what it's like. -- J.r. Ward
Fuckin' A ... hope didn't so much spring eternal as it drowned out common sense and self-preservation. -- J.r. Ward
I suppose this is for the best," Blay said into his shoulder. "You can't cook."
"See? I'm so not Prince Charming. -- J.r. Ward
How ironic. Now that he wasn't with Blay, he was being faithful to the fucker. -- J.r. Ward
The thread of will-they-or-won't-they was the real driver of every word and glance and shift of body.
So ... this was a date, Blay thought. A subtextual negotiation slipcovered in talk of books read and music enjoyed. -- J.r. Ward
I think you and he need to talk. And once you do, I won't have to worry about being jumped like a felon again."
Blay frowned. "He and I have nothing to say to each other - "
"With all due respect, the ligature marks around my neck would suggest otherwise. -- J.r. Ward
Blay's head whipped around to his mate. "Really? You asked my dad?" Qhuinn nodded, then started to smile like a mother fucker. "It's my one and only shot. So I wanted to follow protocol. -- J.r. Ward
He thinks I love him. As in ... in love with him. Yeah. Go fig. Me in love with Qhuinn ... a guy who, when he's not moody, is a slut and smart-ass. Except you want to know what the most fucked-up thing is, though? He's right. -- J.r. Ward
Holy shit . . . They'd joined the war. -- J.r. Ward
Love, after all, was universal. Qhuinn closed his fist up tight, and knew he would never, ever take that ring off. "Always," Blay murmured. "Because family is an always kind of thing. -- J.r. Ward
Blay was the closest thing to an angel Qhuinn had ever come near. -- J.r. Ward
How many of them were there?' Her voice wasn't joking around. Eighteen. Hundred.' Four,' Blaylock interjected. 'An honor guard of four.' What did they work you over with? Those bruises on your thighs are severe?' Crowbars. Big, massive-' Blay cut in. 'Clubs. Had to be those ceremonial black clubs. -- J.r. Ward
Quinn: "Shiiiiiiit. I nearly killed him."
Blay: "Well, arguably you were being gallant."
referring to strangling Saxton for "cheating" on Blay.
Black Dagger Brotherhood #11 Lover at Last -- J.r. Ward
Blay said roughly,"I'm still in love with him"
Saxton dropped his eyes and brushed at the top of his thigh, as if there might have been a tiny piece of lint there. " I know. You thought you weren't? -- J.r. Ward
Hey, as you leave, Qhuinn wanted to say, will you do me a favor? I think my left ventricle is on the floor, so don't step on it as you pull out? Thanks. Great. -- J.r. Ward
Otherwise, three little words would have leaked from his mouth. And undoubtedly doomed him in ways he couldn't even guess at.
Bad time. Bad place.
For that kind of thing.
Forever. -- J.r. Ward
Because I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totally ... in love with you. -- J.r. Ward
They never held hands. Never kissed in front of anyone. And there were no covert hot glances, either. But then again, Blay was a gentleman. And Saxton the Classy Slut put on a good show.
His cousin was a straight-up whore - -- J.r. Ward
Saxton was indeed clear on things: Blay was still in love with Qhuinn - and probably always would be.
"Why?" he said to his lover.
"Because I want you for however long I have you. -- J.r. Ward
From one king to another, know that I'm giving you the middle finger right now. And he was, with a smile. -- J.r. Ward
And Vishous ... V was the worst of them. He stood by the door, staring into space. Icy before, he was glacial now, a sinkhole in the room.
-Phury's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
I can't go back, Lane. I'm sorry. I just can't."
He fell silent. And then after a long while, he nodded. "All right, but can I ask you for one thing?"
"Just don't hate me anymore. I'm doing plenty of that on my own time. -- J.r. Ward
Dedicated to : You.
Man, you had me at Hard-ass, you really did. But then there was your Here's looking at you, kid ...
Mad love to you. -- J.r. Ward
That's the problem with white horses. You have to pay for them yourself or you'll always be using someone else's reins. -- J.r. Ward
Lessers were fewer and farther between now than ever, and there had been sightings, by others in the Brotherhood, of a very different kind of foe. -- J.r. Ward
Don't just walk through the flames. Get your Fred Astaire on and DANCE through them. Joy is around everywhere, even when the night falls hard. -- J.r. Ward
what do you want with her?" As if she didn't already know. "Call her now. Tell her that I am a friend of yours and she'll enjoy herself. It will be better that way." "Better than what?" "My breaking into her house to get to her. Which is what I'll do, if I have -- J.r. Ward
She silenced him with her mouth, then pulled back. "You can't change what I think of you."
He reached up and brushed her lower lip with his thumb.
"If you truly knew me, everything you believe would change."
"Your heart would be the same. And that is what I love. -- J.r. Ward
Funny how your life could be interrupted: You left a house expecting to come back, but then the path you were on took you left instead of around again to the right. How -- J.r. Ward
I'm not into sluts. Our tradition says you honor your body by sharing it only with someone you are halved with. Guess I can't get that bullshit out of my head." ~iAm, Ch.63 -- J.r. Ward
Often people with fine countenances and fit bodies were mistakenly assumed by others to have the brains to match. -- J.r. Ward
It makes me crazy, your voice. Every day, after we'd hang up the phone, I would sleep with the fucking thing on my chest. Like maybe part of your voice, part of you was still in it. -- J.r. Ward
I'm glad you like him," he murmured, his hands tugging up her shirt. "Because the two of us are yours. For as long as you'll have us."
"That would be eternally," she said as she let herself go. And reveled in all the love. -- J.r. Ward
Come on," he said in a bored voice to the shadow. "We have to clean house first. -- J.r. Ward
Our strength must be tested," he whispered, "for us to know it's still there. And I will always be your warrior, Mary mine. Always and forever. -- J.r. Ward
Holy hypixia, Batman -- J.r. Ward
How do you like your eggs?" she said. "Hard or soft?"
"Hard," he bit out. "Why am I not surprised. -- J.r. Ward
I came to you, Jane. Every night this week, I came to you. I didn't want you to be alone. And I didn't want to sleep without you. -Vishous -- J.r. Ward
thought the hard part about being a dad was going to be the arguments - like her bringing some knuckle-dragging mouth breather home and expecting me not to slice off his smooth criminals and plant them in the yard. But -- J.r. Ward
It was a universal truth among males that anytime you saw a guy get it in the nuts, you experienced a shot of phantom pain in your own croquet set. -- J.r. Ward
In that moment, Xcor thought of each of his fighters. Zypher, the sexual conqueror. Balthazar, the thief. Syphon, the assassin. And the other one who had no name, and too many sins to count. So he was referred to as Syn. -- J.r. Ward
Shit, it was so damn girly. Next thing you knew, she was going to start crying at TV ads and doing her nails. And getting a frickin' pocketbook. -- J.r. Ward
Sorry to bother you," Bella said over the wailing. "But she wants her daddy. -- J.r. Ward
We were a little more fallen than the bosses were comfortable with." Adrian grinned like a motherfucker. "As I mentioned, I like the ladies." "Usually in pairs. -- J.r. Ward
Text me when you want to see me again, he signed. I'm giving you your space, but know this: I will wait forever for you. -- J.r. Ward
V?" Butch said. "Don't leave, okay?"
"Never." V brushed Butch's hair back with a gesture so tender it was out of place coming from a male. -- J.r. Ward
Am I going to have to die first before I come here every time? Because no offense, but for fuck's sake, I can just give you a cell phone to call. -- J.r. Ward
Yes," she whispered.
He kissed her forehead. "yes what my leelan?"
"I will marry you -- J.r. Ward
He(Quinn)put his hand out to his friend. I'll lay my life down for you.With or Without that piece of paper -- J.r. Ward
Nalla blinked and waved his finger and transformed him: Everything stopped as she moved not just his hand, but his heart. -- J.r. Ward
Sometimes the only way to know how far you'd come was to return to where you once had been. -- J.r. Ward
You know what you just proved?" "What? That even real males need airsick bags sometimes?" "No." She kissed him again. "That somebody can say 'I love you' without speaking. -- J.r. Ward
Thanks for putting me up for it ... trahyner." As V's eyes flared, Butch said, "Yeah, I looked up what the word meant. 'Beloved Friend' fits you perfect as far as I'm concerned."
V Flushed. Cleared his throat. "Good Deal, cop. Good ... deal. -- J.r. Ward
Will you let me hug you now?" she said roughly.
Her mate stretched out his massive arms. "How about I hold you instead?"
As Jane leaped forward and dived into him, she countered, "It doesn't have to be one or the other. -- J.r. Ward
Mary frowned. A vampire doctor. Talk about exploring your alternative therapies. -- J.r. Ward
It was hard to know what was worse: him being with her and all her sisters, or him being with none of them because his heart was held by another.
-Cormia -- J.r. Ward
Time was way too finite: no matter how much of it you had with someone you loved, when the end came, it wasn't nearly enough. -- J.r. Ward
There were times in life when, as much as you wanted to fight for something, you just had to let it go. -- J.r. Ward
Bye-bye, Elan. P.S., Next time you implicate someone falsely, try to pick a pacifist. -- J.r. Ward
There was a heavy, dark pause of vast significance.
Which Jim broke by flashing his hands and belting out, "Booga-wooga!"
At least Eddie laughed. Adrian flipped Jim the bird and headed to the fridge for another beer. -- J.r. Ward
Payne nailing him in the face woke him up.
George brought him back his independence.
But Beth handed him his crown. -- J.r. Ward
Weight carried, whether it was physically, mentally, or emotionally, slowed you down. -- J.r. Ward
Xcor's own hand trembled as he reached forth. Grasping Wrath's palm, he kissed the ring and then placed it upon his bowed forehead. "Fore'ermore, I pledge my allegiance unto to you and yours, serving none other." Both -- J.r. Ward
The male's diamond eyes locked on Payne, and though she hadn't seen him in forever, she knew who he was. Sure as if she was staring at her own reflection. Tears sprang unbidden to her eyes for last she had known, he breathed no longer. "Vishous," she whispered desperately. "Oh, brother mine ... -- J.r. Ward
Slipping in the side door to the VIP section , she scanned the crowd , well aware that she was looking for one male in particular.
And he was there.
Fucking John Matthew. -- J.r. Ward
Then again, he supposed the healing process, in contrast to trauma, was gentle and slow ... The soft closing of a door, rather than a slam.- John -- J.r. Ward
So you'll excuse me if I have to disagree with you. It is not okay-it will not ever be okay-and whereas I'm more than willing to live with the fact that I was a walking, talking lie for decades, the idea that it sacrificed what could have been between us ... is absolutely, positively not okay to me. -- J.r. Ward
eISBN: 978-1-4668-6783-3 -- J.r. Ward
Fine, good, Mary thought. Then how about dragging your skinny ass out of here and making sure your replacement is an ugly, two-toothed gorgon in a muumuu. -- J.r. Ward
He cleared his throat and reminded himself that if you pissed Her Holiness off, they'd need barbecue tongs to pick up your steaming pieces. -- J.r. Ward
V's smile didn't last long. "Don't get your romantic side fired up about me and Jane, buddy.
Butch's jaw dropped and he pulled a bobble. "No, really? That's such a shocker! And here I thought she
was a sheep."
V shot Butch a fuck-ya stare. -- J.r. Ward
See, this was the thing with Qhuinn. He could be out there and he could let his edge get away from him, but he always came back and made you feel like you were the single most important person in the world to him and that he was truly sorry for hurting your feelings. -- J.r. Ward
Look, you didn't fail me. Because you can't fail at the impossible. -Zsadist to Phury -- J.r. Ward
THE OLD COUNTRY, 1731 F -- J.r. Ward
Closing his eyes, he made it about fifteen minutes before his tossing and turning rode those pj bottoms so far up his crotch he felt like he could cough flannel.
If he was doing the mattress and pillow thing, he usually slept naked and now he knew why.
This was f'in ridiculous. -- J.r. Ward
As she stood down below him on the street,it seemed impossible that she'd connected with him as she had,but then,the phone was virtual relating,one step up from being online.Both people were in their own environments,invisible to each other,only their voices mixing.It was false intimacy. -- J.r. Ward
The Brother's eyes narrowed. But here's something to keep in mind. You ever hurt him on purpose and I will consider you my enemy. -- J.r. Ward
Some bridges you crossed on your own, no matter who drove you to the edge -- J.r. Ward
She wanted to walk into a crowded restaurant where a man would look up and take her into his arms with his eyes. She wanted to know what it was like to feel that she was beautiful to someone and had been eagerly waited for -- J.r. Ward
I don't do one-night stands," she blurted.
"Who says one will be enough. -- J.r. Ward
Is he Catholic?" her grandmother asked on the way out.
He's a drug dealer
so if he is religious, he's got incredible powers of reconciliation.
"He looks like a good boy," her vovo said over her shoulder. "A good Catholic boy." And that was that
for now. -- J.r. Ward
Wrath would always come first for him. It was true for all the Brothers. And considering what Wrath had done to the game room, that was not a bad thing. -- J.r. Ward
To her, saving grace meant you got to live out your life like a normal person: You were healthy and strong, an the prospect of death was just some far-off, barely acknowledged hypothetical. A debt to be paid off in a future you couldn't imagine -- J.r. Ward
Are you wet for me, Mary? I think you are. I think you're covered with honey. -- J.r. Ward
Joy was worn like a new suit of clothes on people. You could see it on every inch of them, from their step to their stare. But sadness and loss were hidden, kept quiet under composure and the shelter of daily activity. -- J.r. Ward
I feel like I am wlaking down into a porn movie" V mutteres as they took the steps with care.
"Wouldn't that require more black candles for you", Zsadist cracked ... -- J.r. Ward
You could scratch the itch of whatever sin you wanted: glory holes, gang bangs, girls on girls on guys. There were rooms for fetishes, and pits for fucking, and every tie-up, chain-down, in-the-air you could ask for. Especially -- J.r. Ward
Butch: -I hear ya. No one's biz but yours. One question though
Butch: -When the females tie you down, do they paint your toe-nails and shit? Or just do your makeup? Wait ... they tickle your pits with feather, right? -- J.r. Ward
But that was the beauty of inner thoughts. No one had to know your weaknesses. And once you'd finished dwelling on them, you could toss them into the mental trash bin they belonged in. -- J.r. Ward
Fine. If I can't have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something. -- J.r. Ward
But looking at this closet, so nice and arranged with their crazy lives at rest among these carefully placed clothes and footwear, she felt good about where they were. "Normal" was not a bad things in this lunatic world; it really was. No matter how it happened to be defined. -- J.r. Ward
My scent's all over you. It's inside of you. That's how my people will know who your mate is. It's also a warning. -- J.r. Ward
Ah, now, don't get all mushy on me. We ain't dating.
Butch -- J.r. Ward
Because you, my darling, are like poison ivy to me. Even though I know that it will only make things worse, I can't help but scratch."
"Oh, the compliments." She smiled sadly. "You are as debonair as always. -- J.r. Ward
I will not fall in love with you," she said. "I can't let myself. I won't."
"That's all right. I'll love you enough for the both of us. -- J.r. Ward
Fuuuuuuck......No'One.... -- J.r. Ward
We are every age we have ever been at each moment in our lives. We carry it all with us like luggage. -- J.r. Ward
I liked you, cop. From the moment I met you. No ... not the first moment. I wanted to kill you when I first met you. But then I liked you. A lot. -- J.r. Ward
Jim finished his beer and wondered how in the hell he'd found himself in the role of Cupid. Man, if those four lads even thought about getting him to wear the wings and a diaper while he nocked his arrow, he was so renegotiating his employee contract. And not with words. -- J.r. Ward
I'll call you," Manny said.
"You do that, my man. You frickin' do that."
-Manny to V -- J.r. Ward
I was living with this sense that there was something going on, something important, but I didn't know what it was. It was like ... I knew the secret was there, and it was a dark one, but I just couldn't reach it. Nearly drove me mad. -- J.r. Ward
I feel as though I am shelved. That I have been given the words to the story of my life, but that I have remained largely unread ... -- J.r. Ward
Even when there were no more options for the body, the heart's wishes find a way out, and as with all warmth, love rises. Besides, the will to fly was in the nature of the soul, so its home had to be up above -- J.r. Ward
So, yeah, his people wouldn't have just frowned on his sex life; they would have handled him only with barbecue tongs while wearing a Hazmat suit and a welding mask -- J.r. Ward
I love you forever didn't always need to be spoken to be understood. -- J.r. Ward
All around, grown men were getting out of cars and shoving at each other like fifteen-year-olds, the bunch of juiced-up, armchair quarterbacks ready to peanut-gallery it up: The closest they were going to get to the octagon was standing on the outside of the chicken wire looking in. -- J.r. Ward
They had no more depth than their Facebook posts. Than their relentless egoism. Than their soulless frivolities. -- J.r. Ward
One more thing."
"I think we're dating now." As V barked out a laugh, the cop shrugged. "Come on ... I got you naked. You wore a damn corset. And don't get me started about the sponge bath afterward."
"To the end. -- J.r. Ward
Okay, big guy, as much as I'm enjoying this, I don't think my tan's improving much considering it's pitch dark." [Butch to Vishous]
"You don't have a tan."
"See? This is getting me nowhere. So how about we head home? -- J.r. Ward
Z was the last to come over, and as he opened his arms wide, for some reason, the slave bands that had been tattooed around his throat and wrists stood out to her. -- J.r. Ward
Not the point. No offense, but these are wicked Village People. -- J.r. Ward
That scent she threw off was not anything by Chanel. Unless they'd recently added a Tragedy line. -- J.r. Ward
Yay. Rah. Go, him. Next tat he got was going to be of the frickin' halo over his head. As -- J.r. Ward
Clearly his next tat needed to be more along the lines of a donkey. 'Cuz he was acting like an ass.
-Rehv's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
Shit, this had to be how Alzheimer's patients felt: Their personality was intact and so was their intellect ... but they were surrounded by a world that no longer made sense because they couldn't hold on to their memories and associations and extrapolations. -- J.r. Ward
Man" Rhage muttered, "someone hit this place with the Hallmark stick."
Until it broke. -- J.r. Ward
There was a sniffle from the crowd. At which point, Rhage's voice hissed, What. This is beautiful, 'kay? Fuck all y'all. -- J.r. Ward
Among the problems with shame was that it in fact did not make you shorter or quieter or less visible. You just felt like you were. -- J.r. Ward
Qhuinn was a male's male. And not just because he was a fighter and had a mate who was a dude. Yeah, -- J.r. Ward
Shit. Happens. But the thing was, you kept going. You kept your friends and your family and your mate as safe as you were able. And you kept fighting even after you were knocked down. Goddamn it, you dragged your ass off the ground and you kept fighting. I've -- J.r. Ward
Beth rolled her eyes, but inside, she didn't mind him being pushy at all. Her husband was going to take excellent care of her - whether or not she was carrying his child. And that was love right there. -- J.r. Ward
He [Vishous] was all need, no ease. -- J.r. Ward
She'd ended up passing out, and sometime later, John must have gotten up to use the loo and left the light on. Probably to make sure she didn't feel lost if she woke up.
Because that's the kind of male he was. -- J.r. Ward
As V arrived back at the mansion with the King, he'd really just plain fucking had it with everyone. And that included himself. But -- J.r. Ward
She'd hated spending the daylight hours away from him, hated the distance between them, and she wasn't letting it go on anymore on her side. -- J.r. Ward
Good? No, that didn't go far enough. She'd made him feel ... alive. Awakened. -- J.r. Ward
But the ignition did, in fact, occur. And it changed everything. -- J.r. Ward
Okay, why couldn't he just be drinking right now? Still, bassinet jockeying one of these pooping machines had to be better than dodging bullets.
V glanced at the matched set of milk addicts. Fine, maybe the goo-goo, gaga/Glock assessment was more of a fifty-fifty. -- J.r. Ward
If deaths came in threes . . . he thought numbly. Who was going to be the third one? -- J.r. Ward
Probably played a lot of World of Warcraft or whatever it was - and that made him forget that if you were going to be a bigoted big-mouth, you'd better be able to back shit up. -- J.r. Ward
Life was too short, no matter how long you lived.
-Ehlena's thoughts -- J.r. Ward
Fuck you. I am more than just a pair of ovaries you can put a ring on. -- J.r. Ward
I ejaculated about ten minutes ago and the stuff was black. So everything is not normal.
Silence greeted that happy little announcement. Man, if he had hauled off and sucker-punched V, he would have gotten less of a shocked-out reaction. -- J.r. Ward
All I see are ankles and wrists
and FYI, you're pulling a Mileyfrickin'-Cyrus with that belly flash. Not attractive. -- J.r. Ward
Rehv cleared his throat. "What book is that?"
The Moor looked up, his almond-shaped eyes focusing with a sharpness Rehv could have done without. "You're awake."
"It's The Shadow Death Lexicon."
"Light reading. And here I thought you were a Candace Bushnell fan. -- J.r. Ward
Those eerie diamond eyes shifted over to her and she stilled, as if he's willed her to do so.
There was a moment of silence. And then in a rough voice the man whose life she saved spoke four words that changed everything ... changed her life, changed her destiny: She. Comes. With. Me. -- J.r. Ward
Do not kill him. That shit would totally bum Jane out. -- J.r. Ward
Beth," he whispered. "Come back to me."
He brought more of his blood to her.
"Damn it, don't you die!" Candles flared in the room. "I love you, damn you! Goddamn you, don't you let go! -- J.r. Ward
John-who-wasn't-gonna-get-none -- J.r. Ward
Up in front, Fritz, as his name was, was driving like a bat out of hell - not exactly something you expected from a butler who looked like he was seven thousand years old. -- J.r. Ward
After all, tragedy didn't discriminate, so everyone was subject to the same whims of fate. -- J.r. Ward
Her deep sigh was the best compliment he'd ever been paid. -- J.r. Ward
He wanted to give her another word to say, something like luscious or whisper or strawberry. Hell, antidisestablishmentarianism would do it. -- J.r. Ward
Dedicated to: You.
There will never be another like you.
For me ... you are the one.
Yeah, I don't have enough words for this ... -- J.r. Ward
(Butch Thinking) Those claws wre like daggers. they made Freddie Krueger's set of fun and games look like pipe cleaners. -- J.r. Ward
I do not crave this
But he needed it before he became a danger to himself and others. -- J.r. Ward
It appeared, after decades of being without a tribe, that he and his brother had found theirs. -- J.r. Ward
V tired to imagine giving up his proclivities. My monster needs to get out. Especially now. -- J.r. Ward
The quick and the dead are all the same. Everyone's just looking for home. -- J.r. Ward
she had nothing now that the fantasy was gone. -- J.r. Ward
Courage doesn't mean you aren't scared. -- J.r. Ward
Whither thou know'est thy ass from thy elbow -- J.r. Ward
Rhage raised his hand " Pastor Ass-hat, I have a question." "Yes my son, you are going to hell -- J.r. Ward
Brilliant pale green of her eyes, the buttercup yellow of her hair. -- J.r. Ward
You know, you handled yourself last night. Don't know many humans who would have taken on Rhage or me. Much less in front of all the brothers." "Ah, now, don't get all mushy on me. We ain't dating. -- J.r. Ward
Just be careful with my damn dog. That animal gets hurt and you and I are having words." Well, -- J.r. Ward
No offense-but until I see it, I'm not going to believe it."
"And that is why you will fail."
Adrian cursed and hit the door. "Great, you've got him channeling Yoda again. Can we get moving before he levitates my fucking bike? -- J.r. Ward
Sister," he murmured, not as an inquiry, but a statement of fact. "Brother mine," she groaned ... before her consciousness slipped from her grasp and she drifted away. But she would come back to him. One way or the other, she would not leave her twin ever again. -- J.r. Ward
All that Canada air coming south and turning us into Popsicles." She -- J.r. Ward
Perfect date material, she thought. A vampire with the social equivalent of road rage.
Beth about Wrath -- J.r. Ward
And love ... love was worth dying for.
Worth living for, too. -- J.r. Ward
That's so sweet." He sighed again. "Jeez, I feel sorry for Bits, though." Mary lifted her head again. "Why?" "BECAUSE SHE IS NEVER DATING - " "Rhage, seriously. You gotta give that a rest. . . . -- J.r. Ward
V shook his head. "Remember what you saw in that clearing, cop? How'd you like that anywhere near a female you loved?"
Butch put down the Bud without drinking from it. His eyes traveled over Rhage's body.
"We're going to need a shitload of steel," the human muttered. -- J.r. Ward
Phury was the only other possibility, but he was a celibate with a broken frickin' heart. Not really man-whore material. -- J.r. Ward
Qhuinn took a step forward, with the intention of stepping in, in the event the Brother locked hands on the SOB's skinny neck: Someone should probably catch the head before it bounced all over their hosts' rugs. And the deadweight of the body.
Seemed only hospitable. -- J.r. Ward
Man, it was a good thing vampires didn't get cancer. Lately he'd been chain-smoking like a felon. -- J.r. Ward
What brings you onto my property?" Rhev said, cradling his mug with both hands trying to absorb its warmth.
Got a problem"
I can't fix your personality, sorry -- J.r. Ward
Trust me, true?"
Butch barked a laugh. "Last time you said that i ended up with a vampire cocktail, remember? -- J.r. Ward
Wellsie frowned. "I'd like you to stay away from him, okay? He's ... not right in a lot of ways. Do you know what I mean?"
Actually, John wasn't so sure about that. Yeah, the guy was enough to make you think fondly of the boogeyman sometimes, but clearly he wasn't all bad. -- J.r. Ward
Trez looked at his hands. "I didn't ask for this." "No one asks for life." The executioner hiked iAm's body up higher. "And sometimes they do not ask for death. -- J.r. Ward
Nothing bubbled up from the depths. For once, the present was so alive and captivating that the past was not even an echo or a shadow-she was, in this moment, wiped clean. -- J.r. Ward
John Matthew was her well of soul, as the symphaths called it,or her pyrocant, to the vampires. Her essential weakness. -- J.r. Ward
Well, duh. He was six feet, six inches tall and built like a brick shithouse. -- J.r. Ward
I have no words," he said hoarsely.
"And I know exactly what you're telling me."
Lover Unleashed -- J.r. Ward
In the cave's innermost entryway, a band of four stood tall and thick, shouldered and heavily weaponed.
Members of the Brotherhood.
He knew this quartet by name: Ahgony, Throe, Murhder, Tohrture. -- J.r. Ward
V, you know I love you like a brother, right?"
"You feed her and I'll tear out your fucking throat out. -- J.r. Ward
Come here. I need to hold on to you.
She felt the same way. And when there was no distance between them, it was like coming home. -- J.r. Ward
Word of advice. These have a kick, so don't suck too hard -
Holy hypoxia, Batman. -- J.r. Ward
Don't stop now," Rehv said. "You've already jumped off the building. The landing isn't getting any softer."
Montrag frowned. "I fail to view this with your kind of levity."
-Rehv & Montrag -- J.r. Ward
Well, daddy?" she said over the trippy techno music. "Want to make my dream come true?" He -- J.r. Ward
Wrath mutely put out his hand, the one on which the huge black diamond that signified his station rested. In the Old Language, the King proclaimed, -- J.r. Ward
I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came ... and I was awakened. -- J.r. Ward
For fuck's sake, get off the cross. Someone else needs the wood. -- J.r. Ward
not in the stupid-ass Miley Cyrus poser-sex way - and -- J.r. Ward
She took a sip from her water glass and marveled at how you could sit so close to someone and still have him be totally far away from you. -- J.r. Ward
Not for me. I hate fish. It's for Goddamn Cat. I want him served that regularly. -- J.r. Ward
Life is short, no matter how many days you are granted. People are precious, each and everyone, no matter how many your are lucky enough to have in you life. Love... Love is worth dying for -- J.r. Ward
You're looking at that chick like you want to roll her up in a taco and put your hot sauce all over her. -- J.r. Ward
Christ on a crutch -- J.r. Ward
There came a time in everyone's life when they realized that in spite of how hard they'd been running from themselves, everywhere they went, there they were: Addictions and compulsions were nothing but marching bands of distraction, masking truths that were unpleasant, but ultimately undeniable. -- J.r. Ward
Qhuinn wanted to scream... Yes he has!!! -- J.r. Ward
Because when I looked at you across that table at the diner, no one else existed. And whether or not anything happens between you and me, it took meeting you to show me what I was missing. -- J.r. Ward
In the oh-my-God-this-has-to-be-Christmas silence that followed, he struggled to reorder the last six months, to catch up with this reality they'd somehow missed. He wanted her. She wanted him. Was it true? -- J.r. Ward
Do not feel safe with him. The Stockholm Syndrome is not your friend. -- J.r. Ward
Don't even fucking think about it."
... "I don't know what you're talking about
"Do not make me grab your hard-one to prove my point -- J.r. Ward
Can I tell you something that I've thought every time I've woken up next to you." - V
"You are the reason I get out of bed ever night. And you're the reason I can't wait to come home every dawn. Not the war. Not the Brothers. Not even Butch. It's ... you." -V -- J.r. Ward
That Zsadist guy ... you had to wonder when he was going to lose it. And what he was going to take out with him when he did. -- J.r. Ward
Where's Rehvenge?" "I'm right here. -- J.r. Ward
Don't be an asshole," the guy snapped as he cracked a freshie.
"Oh, right, because two in this group would be overkill. -- J.r. Ward
Then again, when you were facing the right person? None of the things they talked about on television, no Vera Wang dress, no champagne waterfall, no DJ or place setting or party favor mattered. "'I, -- J.r. Ward
MOUNTAINS OF CALDWELL, NEW YORK, PRESENT DAY T -- J.r. Ward
As Vishous seemed to find a partner in surly crime with Rhamp, Qhuinn found himself staring at the brother. For a lot of reasons. One, -- J.r. Ward
Kind of like winning the fifty-meter ass-stroke in the Loserlympics -- J.r. Ward
Well, too bad, boys - life wasn't an epi of Doctor Who. And you know what? -- J.r. Ward
Pull up your big girl panties and just do it. -- J.r. Ward
What are the rules," The cop said.
"There are none." Vishous spread his stance and braced himself.
"Do whatever you want ... but you have to break me. You've got to tear me apart. -- J.r. Ward
I had her all over my face. It was fantastic. -- J.r. Ward
The heavy soul will not pass though the body is failing. -- J.r. Ward
If you're going to bloody the human, would you be good enough to do it in the backyard? -- J.r. Ward
By the power vested in me thanks to Google, I know pronounce you husband and wife! You may kiss the bride! -- J.r. Ward
Life has gotten in the way of our life. -- J.r. Ward
How sweetly he came to her, she thought. Even with his bulk and power, he came to her ... sweetly. -- J.r. Ward
One shot. That was all you got. - Isaac -- J.r. Ward
Oh ... God. What was a male supposed to do in this situation?
"I'm sorry," he muttered. "If I ... uh, hurt your feelings or something."
She glared at him. "I'm not hurt. I'm pissed off and sexually frustrated. -- J.r. Ward
You wanted to live." "No," he shot back. "I was afraid of dying. -- J.r. Ward
He was one giant, violant fuck-you to the world. -- J.r. Ward
You're getting into some kind of shape, cop."
Aw, come on, now." Butch grinned. "Don't let that shower we took go to your head."
Rhage fired a towel at the male. "Just pointing out your beer gut's gone."
It was a Scotch pot. And I don't miss it. -- J.r. Ward
If you eliminate all possible explanations, then the impossible is the answer. -- J.r. Ward
When Vishous pushed open the door to the exam room, he got a gander at the kind of seating arrangement that made him think fondly of castration. -- J.r. Ward
One thing you could say about Butch was that his wardrobe was full of options. "Never thought I'd be glad that you're a clothes whore."
"I believe the term is sharp dresser. -- J.r. Ward
Well ... in the words of Vishous, want in one hand, shit in the other? See what you get most of. -- J.r. Ward
Matter of fact, when it came to manscaping, all he had was a dark stripe that ran between his belly button and his ...
You know, maybe size did matter, she thought. -- J.r. Ward
If she thought she'd seen his eyes burn before, it was nothing compared to what they were doing now. Frost had never been so hot. -- J.r. Ward
The Brotherhood was strong, a unit. a powerful force in their world for good. And so too were the females. Strong. A unit. A powerful force for good in their world. -- J.r. Ward
Assail picked that moment to scream again - which, -- J.r. Ward
On the backs of her lids,all she saw were the bare-naked breasts laid out before him,his dark head descending,his tongue flicking free of his mouth ... and then his eyes lifting and meeting hers. -- J.r. Ward
As well as Assail and his two cousins, Fang I and II. -- J.r. Ward
She had everything to offer; he had nothing. And yet she wanted him anyway.
It was at that moment that he fell in love with her. -- J.r. Ward
Yeah, but going by that cold tone of voice, she had to wonder whether the best-laid plans of mice and vampires, blah, blah, blah ... -- J.r. Ward
Isaac Rothe, Matthias -- J.r. Ward
At this moment in time," came the hiss in his ear, "we know two things. But only one of them is a game changer. -- J.r. Ward
I know what it's like to not have hope," Qhuinn said roughly. "But destiny can surprise you. -- J.r. Ward
Sometimes IVs and pills weren't always the best course of treatment for the injured. Sometimes all you needed was the touch of the one you loved and the sound of their voice and the knowledge that you were home, and that was enough to drag you back from
the brink. -- J.r. Ward
[ ... ]you know what they say about messengers, right"?
Too much bad news will get you shot."[ ... ] -- J.r. Ward
it was one of the frickin' Golden Girls: -- J.r. Ward
I love her so damned much." Manny heard himself say. "That's my heart right there. That's my woman". -- J.r. Ward
The good parts are more luminous because you can trust them. And the bad parts can't get any more tragic for precisely the same reason. The past is safe because it is indelible. -- J.r. Ward
You sure about this?" he asked in a guttural voice. "I get down on that mattress right now, I'm not stopping until I'm inside of you. -- J.r. Ward
Her perfume or soap or whatever it was reminded him of sandalwood and something else.
Oh, right ... orgasms. -- J.r. Ward
Man, that did his ego good. Matter of fact, she hit him with anything like that again, he was going to feel like he could bench-press a city bus. With a jet plane on its roof. -- J.r. Ward
Hell, any plan that added "and then we pray" is not a trip to Disneyland. -- J.r. Ward
None of his brothers dared to throw out a grumble, because the protocol button had been punched: If they were around outsiders, they treated him as their sovereign lord and king. Which meant no fucking around and no insubordination.Maybe they needed visitors more often in the fucking house -- J.r. Ward
Why ever are you here?" she whispered, putting her hands to his face.
"Because I love you."
In so many ways, that explained nothing ... and told her everything she needed to know. -- J.r. Ward
Next time you think of me like that , say my name when you come. It'll get you off even better. -- J.r. Ward
Pride was an unattractive trait, even if it was well-placed. -- J.r. Ward
Here was the thing: People felt the way they did and it wasn't their fault or yours if the connection was one-sided. It just ... was. -- J.r. Ward
She was seriously staring.
Which was what you did when you got a gander at a man who is hung like a Louisville Slugger. -- J.r. Ward
The impending separation from love, more than the ending of life, had kept all that faith alive. It was the hope of having a little more time to love that had made her mother hold crosses, and look to the faces of statues, and cast words up into the air. -- J.r. Ward
It's in your father's volume. Xcor is the blooded son of the Black Dagger Brother Hharm. Just as you are." Tohr -- J.r. Ward
I'm in love," he said hoarsely. "With someone else. That's why." Qhuinn (Lover Unleashed) -- J.r. Ward