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When Derek hesitated, Chloe said, "If you leave, either I go with you and take the same risk or stay here, with strangers. Without you."
He scowled at her.
"Yes, it's a low blow," she said. "But I'll use whatever works right now." -- Kelley Armstrong
A suitably sultry voice answered his office phone. I gave my name, and she checked to see if Mr. Walsh was in. Given that Grace said he was the only lawyer at his firm, one wouldn't think she'd need to check -- Kelley Armstrong
I opted for the rear door, both as a courtesy and so she couldn't freak out about me showing up on her front doorstep for all of East Falls to see. Being the village pariah does make social calls most trying.
-Paige -- Kelley Armstrong
As he talked, I thought, "Maybe I'm wrong about the guy." Put him with someone like Anna Gunderson, a nice woman who has suffered a great tragedy, and his empathetic side came out.
And then I realized he was faking it. -- Kelley Armstrong
Gabriel might always have his own best interests at heart, but he expects everyone else to do the same for themselves. To him, we are all the center of our own universes. -- Kelley Armstrong
Did you use a chainsaw?" Joey said. "I seem to recall you like chainsawa."
"There wasn't a power outlet." Clay turned to me. "That's what I want for Father's Day, darling. A gas powered chainsaw. -- Kelley Armstrong
Hunting humans for sport? Eating them?" the bitterness in his voice cut through me. "Yeah, I caught that part."
"That doesn't have anything to do with you?
He lifted his eyes, gaze shuttered. "No?"
"Not unless being a werewolf transforms you into a wolf AND a redneck moron. -- Kelley Armstrong
Derek lunged. He hit me in the shoulder and knocked me to the floor, landing on top of me. His body jerked, like he'd been hit with the spell, and I let out a yelp, struggling to get up, but he held me down, whispering "I'm okay, it's okay" until the words penetrated. -- Kelley Armstrong
He glanced down at the blood-smeared cut on his side ... and realized he wasn't wearing any clothing. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't realized it already. Kind of obvious. It wasn't like he'd been going to take time out to find his clothing before stopping Liam. -- Kelley Armstrong
You guys are weird," Tori said.
Simon sat on the crate beside me. "That's right. We are totally weird and completely uncool. Your popularity is plummeting just by being near us. -- Kelley Armstrong
In some ways I relied on that- someone to keep me thinking, keep me striving to do better, keep me from burying my head and praying it all worked out. -- Kelley Armstrong
Tell me when you want to pick it up again."
"Tell me when Satan starts a snowball fight."
"I'll do that. Lunch? -- Kelley Armstrong
You don't pursue happiness. You pursue everything you need to have a fulfilled life, and then, if you achieve it, you'll be happy some of the time. The rest of the time, you'll be consent. One can't sustain happiness forever. -- Kelley Armstrong
Why is it that every time a girl says a guy is bothering her, it's fluffed off with oh, he just likes you, as if that makes it okay? -- Kelley Armstrong
Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement. -- Kelley Armstrong
So," I said. "Seems you're going to be stuck with me for a while."
He smiled. A real smile that lit up his whole face.
"Good, -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm going to need to save you."
"Excuse me? No one needs-"
"I'm saving you, so shut up and be grateful. -- Kelley Armstrong
Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse. -- Kelley Armstrong
Take this. It's one of my gothics. The seventies were, sadly, not the time to include sex scenes of any satisfying nature. When the lights go out, you can imagine the hero and heroine are lying in bed, fully clothed, making shadow puppets on the wall. -- Kelley Armstrong
I glanced up to see Liz and smiled. "Thank you."
"I just went along for the ride. After that happened-" She waved at Derek. "You know how blind people need Seeing Eye dogs? Well, apparently werewolves could really use Opening Door poltergeists. -- Kelley Armstrong
Ethics were in most cases a burden that could be reasonably ignored in pursuit of necessity. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'll keep it in my bedside drawer, in case I'm woken in the middle of the night and mistake the cat for an intruder. An honest accident."
"You're not shooting the cat. It would leave a mess. -- Kelley Armstrong
I want limits, damn it. I'll accept omens and portents and second sight. I'll accept giant black hounds and creepy ravens and magpies. I'm still working out the fae and Wild Hunt thing. But I draw the line at people disappearing into thin air. -- Kelley Armstrong
I understood that now. I wished I could have understood it then. I wished I could have said something in that last moment, before he let go.
He'd told me it was okay. His last words to me.
Why couldn't they have been my last words to him? -- Kelley Armstrong
I had a stupid crush on a guy who barely tolerated me most of the time. Was that the kind of girl I was? Pick the jerk over the nice guy? -- Kelley Armstrong
A girl my age had been murdered in these woods and I'd seen her last terrified moments, watched her bleed to death in this forest. A life like mine had ended here, and it didn't matter how many times I'd seen deaths in movies, it wasn't the same, and I wasn't ever going to forget it. -- Kelley Armstrong
One life per year. It seemed so moderate a price ... until you looked back and realized you could fill a movie theater with your victims. -- Kelley Armstrong
I love that woman. The only thing I want is for her to be happy. I'll do whatever it takes to see that happen. Do you get that? -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd seriously contemplated a real collar - a sparkly green one - if only because I was sure it would offend his dignity. -- Kelley Armstrong
If a bird flies straight at you, prepare for a bad day. -- Kelley Armstrong
We'll meet you here. Hopefully everyone will be in human form." A wry smile. "Though I'll warn you, he's not a whole lot more pleasant that way. At least as a wolf, he can't talk. -- Kelley Armstrong
Isn't it possible that I'm not feigning interest? That I really do want to know more about you?"
"You've never been interested in me before."
"You've never been interesting before."
-Cassandra and Paige -- Kelley Armstrong
(Chloe) "She considers me a friend."
(Derek) "Does she? Huh. Never thought friendship started with one girl locking the other - bound and gagged - in a crawl space." -- Kelley Armstrong
I thought you were all-seeing."
All-knowing, not all-seeing!" he snapped. "I'm a God, not Santa Claus! -- Kelley Armstrong
Jeremy shifted to the left, blocking my view of Clay, as if we were Siamese fighting fish that wouldn't attack if we couldn't see each other. Come -- Kelley Armstrong
Don't be stupid. I have a gun." He reached into his pocket and pulled out the .45. "Which will knock you on your ass if you try firing with a bad leg. Sit down before you fall. -- Kelley Armstrong
And unless I'm remembering it wrong, mermaids don't sing and sirens don't swim."
"Ariel sang in 'The Little Mermaid'," Corey said.
Sam came over to join us. "Do I even want to know why you remember her name? -- Kelley Armstrong
He emphasized murderous as if clarifying that he'd certainly believed me capable of making enemies, just not to that degree. I could have taken offense at that, but in Gabriel's world, if you aren't making the occasional enemy, you aren't trying hard enough. -- Kelley Armstrong
This is so cool," I said as Dad walked away. "Have you met the tattoo artist? Is he hot?
"He's a she," Mom said.
"Is she hot? Cause I'm still young, you know. My sexual identity isn't fully formed. -- Kelley Armstrong
This is so cool," I said loudly as Dad walked away. "Have you met the tattoo artist? Is he hot?" "He's a she," Mom said. "Is she hot? Cause I'm still young, you know. My sexual identity isnt fully formed." "Your father can't hear you anymore, Maya." Mom sighed. -- Kelley Armstrong
His voice sounded the same, now so familiar that I could follow the beat in my head, predicting each change of tone, each note of accentuation. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd seen more cops in the last few days than on a weekend LAW and ORDER marathon - Paigne Winterbourne -- Kelley Armstrong
I can just imagine what the humidity has done to my hair. I'm going to meet your family looking like a poodle with a live wire shoved up its butt. - Paige Winterbourne -- Kelley Armstrong
Ooh, big day in town for our park warden," I said. "They're even making you wear the uniform.
Hayley's mom will be happy. She thinks you look hot in it."
Dad turned as red as his hair.
Mom's laugh floated out from her studio. "Maya Delaney. Leave your father alone. -- Kelley Armstrong
I spend four years chasing the guy of my dreams, finally get him, and now I have to compete with a gorgeous, twenty-year-old supernatural sex fiend. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
Comfort and reassurance and a wordless understanding that there is always darkness. In some part of us, there is absolute darkness, as much as we wish otherwise. As much as we pretend otherwise. Anders shifts -- Kelley Armstrong
I put you through hell and then I only made it worse, all the mistakes I made trying to get you back.'
'I've forgiven you.'
'Forgive, yes. Understand, yes. Forget, no. -- Kelley Armstrong
There wasn't much there - just Macy's school texts, various biology and anatomy and nursing tomes. Fascinating stuff, I'm sure. Especially the one on thanatochemistry, whatever the hell that was. -- Kelley Armstrong
When times are tough, the weak bail and the tough get creative. -- Kelley Armstrong
Chole! what are you doing out here? i said we will check it out later. key word WE-Derek
oh, yeah I decided to come out on my own. thats why i was calling your name repeatively- Chole -- Kelley Armstrong
I don't know what a hard-ass feminist is. I'm a feminist, which only means that I think men and women deserve equal treatment. Hardly a groundbreaking concept. But I'm sure you're about to give an example of where I failed in that. -- Kelley Armstrong
Stuffing people into boxes is for those who have issues about their own box. -- Kelley Armstrong
I must have been sound asleep if i missed all that shouting-Simon
you mean that Chole just told you she followed a ghost onto a roof, and you didnt blast her all the way to Canada?-Simon
He's a little off this morning-Chole
More than a little i'll say.-Simon -- Kelley Armstrong
He obviously needed more practice, but no matter how often I abandoned him out there, his sense of direction never seemed to improve. -- Kelley Armstrong
You wanna fight?" I asked.
He looked up at me and, for just a second, hesitated, then said, "Yeah. I do."
"Well, I'll save you the trouble. You win. -- Kelley Armstrong
She's my friend."
"Good for you."
"Just my luck," I said. "Finally meet my twin brother and, turns out, he's an ass. -- Kelley Armstrong
A lot of stories about me getting into trouble start with a girl. -- Kelley Armstrong
Remember when we met? Before you left, you said you were going to make a fool of yourself over me. That's still what you're worried about. That you'll find yourself doing things you never dreamed of doing, things you laughed at in others, and you'll make a fool of yourself. -- Kelley Armstrong
My foggy brain slid away and
And I was still dressed in only my bra and panties.
Well, at least it's a nice set of bra and panties.
Yep, these were the thoughts going through my brain as I looked at a photo of a decapitated head on my bed. -- Kelley Armstrong
It was completely fifth garde and completely silly and I loved it, because he wasn't afraid to be silly. It was like kissing him first - I could do whatever I wanted and not have to worry what he'd think of me. -- Kelley Armstrong
I didn't say it was a rational fear. But the worst fears aren't, are they? -- Kelley Armstrong
It's a road!"
I patted his back." It's a lovely road. Now which way do we go?"
Corey looked one way, the brown ribbon extending into emptiness. He looked the other way, saw the same thing and his shoulders slumped.
"Damn. -- Kelley Armstrong
I've got a dad thanks. Your just the jerk who knocked up my mum and left her to figure out what to do with a son who likes setting things on fire. - Adam Vasic -- Kelley Armstrong
Wow. The guy can make me feel stupid even when he's telling me I don't have to let him make me feel stupid. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yes," I said "You were saved by a girl. Horrible, isn't it?"
He slid out and looked down at my bare legs. "Not just a girl, but a half-naked one. Now that's hot. If I'm still unconscious, don't wake me, okay? -- Kelley Armstrong
"Was it okay?" he asked.
I smiled. "Better than okay."
"So I won my pass to date two?"
His face lowered toward mine and I knew what was coming. I knew it. But when his lips touched mine, I still jumped.
"S-sorry, I - I"
"Skittish as a cat," he murmured. -- Kelley Armstrong
There are lots of things in the folklore, like they can only be killed by a silver bullet, that don't realistically work, if you're trying to say they have existed for hundreds of years, unknown. -- Kelley Armstrong
You think I led him on? For what? Kicks? I don't have enough exictement in my life, so maybe I'll tease a nice guy, get his hopes up, then laugh and skip away? -- Kelley Armstrong
Your one and possibly only chance to get the answer to every question in the universe, and you'll ask, 'Why are bats furry? -- Kelley Armstrong
Rafe didn't just flirt-he charmed girls right up to the point where they fell for him, then he changed his mind.I called him a player with attention deficit disorder. -- Kelley Armstrong
What am I? Let's just say I won't fetch a stick for you. I won't beg for treats. And, no matter how nicely you ask, I will not roll over and play dead. -- Kelley Armstrong
It's a road," Corey said, pointing.
"A dirt road," Hayley muttered.
"So? We've been slogging through the forest for two days. What do you want? A six-lane highway? -- Kelley Armstrong
Oh my God. You're a witch-hunter. I'm a witch. Hate to break it to you Daniel, but if you're a witch-hunter? You're doing it wrong."
He gave me a sidelong smile. "Maybe it's not that kind of hunting."
"Then you're definitely doing it wrong. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm not going anywhere, not without Chloe.
Derek -- Kelley Armstrong
If Clay snarled and raged, he was a proper werewolf. If I did, I was a hysterical woman. -- Kelley Armstrong
In Cainsville, town elders still hold power. They'll protect you. -- Kelley Armstrong
Demons are a very human creation. You look for ways to explain evil, and instead of seeing it in yourselves, you offload the responsibility onto monsters. The monstrous exists in the mirror, not in the sulfurous depths of some fantasy world. -- Kelley Armstrong
Undying grattitude?" Simon looked at me. " Cool. Dosethat come with eternal servitude? if so, i like my eggs sunnyside up."
i smiled," i'll remember that. -- Kelley Armstrong
"So, I guess you'll be moving on, then?" she said. "Got thing to do? Places to be?"
Daniel winced. Corey lifted his brows. Rafe only sputtered a laugh.
"Well, at least you didn't say you're sorry to see me alive." -- Kelley Armstrong
I even pulled out the can of cat treats. Yes, I'd bought him treats. Give it another month and I'd be collecting his shed whiskers and claws like a proud momma preserving her baby's first haircut and lost teeth. -- Kelley Armstrong
She's useful to me, I'm useful to her. As long as that continues, Rowan Street is safe from an old-lady smack down of epic proportions. -- Kelley Armstrong
Kids who don't eavesdrop on adult conversations are doomed to a childhood of ignorance. -- Kelley Armstrong
I was ... a journalist ... though my typical beat was freelancing articles on Canadian politics, which never included any mention of demonic phenomena, though it might explain the rise of the neoconservatives. -- Kelley Armstrong
He laughed and tugged me down in a kiss. Then, lips still close enough to feel them tickle mine, he said, "You know this is it for me, right?You're it. First and last."
I looked up and met his gaze. "Same for me. First and last. -- Kelley Armstrong
I moved up beside Jamie."I have to go."
She frowned at me. "Where?"
I pressed a hand to the bottom of my belly. "My bladder.It-"
Ah." She gave a small laugh. "We interrupt this life-or-death situation for a pregnancy pee break. Don't see that in the movies, do you? -- Kelley Armstrong
Right." A soft, choked laugh. "Kind of ruins the dramatic effect if I'm storming off in the wrong direction, doesn't it? -- Kelley Armstrong
Speaking of death, LeBlanc boasted he could kill me in the waiting room. I broke his wrist. He wasn't impressed. -- Kelley Armstrong
He looked at me. " I do know how to deal with demons, Savannah."
"I know. Sorry."
"So I get a hug?"
"No, but I won't smack you, and we'll call it even. -- Kelley Armstrong
Simon: Anyone ever tell you your sense of timing really sucks?
Derek: That's why I don't play the drums. Now what's up? -- Kelley Armstrong
Release the demon under promise that I'd be repaid handsomely, my enemies destroyed? Hmm, where had I seen this before? Oh, right. Every demon horror movie ever made. And the horror part started right after the releasing part. -- Kelley Armstrong
Dad!" he shouted, loud enough to make my ears ring. "Dad! You need to get down here!" (Derek)
Chloe held open the door and whispered to me, "I could say he's not always like this, but I'd be lying. -- Kelley Armstrong
He stood and inhaled, then walked a few more feet, stooped, and prodded a chunk of rabbit fur.
"I'm definitely thinking something with more body parts," I said. "Like a head."
He gave a snort of a laugh. "It's probably around here somewhere, but I suppose you want the parts attached, too. -- Kelley Armstrong
He balled up my discarded sweatshirt and put it against his shoulder. "Go on," he said. "I don't bite." "And from what I hear, that's a good thing." He gave a rumbling chuckle. "Yeah, it is." I leaned against his shoulder. -- Kelley Armstrong
So do all animals react that way to you? I know you said rats steer clear."
"Most do. They see a human, but they smell someting else. It confuses them. Canines are the worst, though." He paused. "No, cats are the worst. I really don't like cats."
I laughed. -- Kelley Armstrong
Sometimes, wanting to impress is what keeps us moving when all we really want to do is curl up in a fetal position and whimper. -- Kelley Armstrong
"Yes, unless Nick found a woman in the forest, which I suppose wouldn't be too surprising. -- Kelley Armstrong
No' when no one answered, Derek looked from face to face, then settled his glower in me. 'absolutely not.'
'um, I was the one keeping my mouth shut' I said. -- Kelley Armstrong
Her sister lifted her hands. 'No, I shouldn't. It's a private message for you.'
B'it's for both of us,' she said, and pressed it into Moria's hand. -- Kelley Armstrong
Hello, Aaron," Brigid said, sliding up to him and running a finger down his chest. "You're
looking good .
. as always."
Aaron lifted her finger off his shirt and let it drop. "Put some clothing on, Brigid."
She smiled up at him. "Why? Tempted?"
"Yeah, to cover my eyes. -- Kelley Armstrong
That's what being crazy was, wasn't it? You thought you were fine. Everyone else knew better. -- Kelley Armstrong
He had a newspaper rolled in his hand, bearing down on me like a puppy that had piddled on the carpet.
"Bad Chloe," I muttered.
I'd forgotten his bionic hearing. "Bad Chloe." I gestured at the rolled-up paper and put
out my hand. "Get it over with. -- Kelley Armstrong
Everyone had heard what happened and they were all so pleased, so very pleased. Which seems a little odd, but in Cainsville "a little odd" was the norm. -- Kelley Armstrong
Stray cats are like two-timing men. He got tired of you and took off. He doesn't find anyone new? He'll come slinking back. By then, if you're smart, you'll have decided you're better without him. -- Kelley Armstrong
Her niece had the parenting skills of a ... Rose didn't even know how to finish that sentence. Any creature in nature so incapable of caring for its young would have died out centuries ago. -- Kelley Armstrong
So consider your options, make your choice and call me home. -- Kelley Armstrong
wasting what little breath he did have laughing at himself. Because sometimes, that's all you could do. You make a fucking stupid mistake, and you could only call yourself an idiot and then snap back before you screwed up again. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yours is more than business. Your opinion of him - and your continuing relationship with him - matters. My nephew is not accustomed to that, and he's struggling with it. -- Kelley Armstrong
My nephew is a manipulative, scheming, unscrupulous son of a bitch. And those are his good qualities. -- Kelley Armstrong
We scarified a mosquito. I bet that's what did it. It was probably a virgin too. -- Kelley Armstrong
After the woman left, I set my coffee down and opened the bag. Two muffins-double-chocolate and
I texted Adam a thank-you. I'd just started eating the chocolate muffin when he texted backPut that one
down and eat the bran. It's better foryou. -- Kelley Armstrong
He liked women with little butts and big tits? Someone had played with one too many barbie dolls as a kid. -- Kelley Armstrong
To distract myself from thoughts of my father, i decided to check out the dead body. -- Kelley Armstrong
I grew up writing about the paranormal, and I blame too many Saturday mornings watching 'Scooby Doo.' -- Kelley Armstrong
This is the first adventure I've survived without being kidnapped, attacked, knocked unconscious or possessed by evil spirits. A ripped blouse? Ruined skirt? Bad hair? I'd call this progress. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
Uh-uh. We've played this game before. I hide. You never seek. I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but I'm beginning to sense a pattern.
- Clay to Elena -- Kelley Armstrong
I could mentally lift the vision wholesale and stick it into the already overflowing "crazy shit I'll deal with later" box in my brain. -- Kelley Armstrong
Screw caution," Tori said. "I'm outta here." We looked at her. "Well, I am. As long as someone comes with me." We kept looking at her. She sighed. "Fine, but when everything goes to hell, just remember, I get to blame you guys, because I wanted to leave right away. -- Kelley Armstrong
Are you coming now?" Griffin snapped.
Karl glanced over at him and smiled. "What's the magic word?"
Griffin stalked off, muttering a word under his breath.
"That's not it," Karl called after him. -- Kelley Armstrong
What gave it away? When she loaded me bound and gagged into the back of her truck? Or when she actually said. "I'm ready to kill you and throw your body inn the swamp?
"Hey for a while there, it looked like you were going to talk your way out of it. I didn't want to interfere. -- Kelley Armstrong
In the meantime, I'll get a job. I'll pay my own way."
"Mmm, yeah. It's that thing people do to make money. -- Kelley Armstrong
Mmm, not sure I'd call Paige. Remember what you tried to do when you were possessed?" "That was not me. And don't remind me. I'm still creeped out. -- Kelley Armstrong
I backed off Nicole fast. They hit her with a needle, but she wouldn't stop trying to get me and they had to haul her out.
"You b*tch!" she shrieked back at me. "You think what I did to Serena was bad? Just wait until I get ahold of you." They dragged her away, still spewing threats. -- Kelley Armstrong
It's because when we sneeze, our soul flies out our nose and if no one says 'bless you,' the devil can snatch it. -- Kelley Armstrong
If he knew one thing about life, it was this: look out for yourself. No one else would do it for you. If you were cheated or tricked, it was your own fault, and a lesson best learned before the world devoured you. -- Kelley Armstrong
The stairs aren't challenging enough anymore?" he asked.
Antonio laughed. "Challenge has nothing to do with it, Jer. I'd say it's the big bad wolf huffing and puffing at her door up there. -- Kelley Armstrong
I need to get ready. Ash? Touch the food and I won't take you for a driving lesson tomorrow. Dad? Touch it and I'll make you take him for a driving lesson tomorrow.
Dad backed away from the counter. Ash scowled. I laughed and continued upstairs. -- Kelley Armstrong
I had no patience with anyone who put down other kids because of their race, religion, or sexuality. But that's just one kind of open-mindedness. There's another kind, too, the kind that's willing to see people for who they really are and admit when you were wrong about them. -- Kelley Armstrong
I shook my head. "Calling my boyfriend." "You need a guy to come rescue you?" I waggled my gun. "I have that part covered, but given the situation, I'm going to let someone know where I am. I'm a feminist; I'm not an idiot. -- Kelley Armstrong
The Fates teleported me to the ascended angels staff lounge. It wasn't called that, naturally. We weren't staff. This wasn't a job. It was a calling. An honor. A noble mission. Bullshit. -- Kelley Armstrong
His weekly golf game no longer keeps his love handles in check, he's recently resorted to a slight comb-over to cover that growing bald spot, he squints to avoid wearing the bifocals he hides in his desk drawer, and he spends his days in an office filled with decades-old sports trophies. -- Kelley Armstrong
If the Romans could have fortified their cities the way the human brain fortifies itself, we'd still be wearing togas. -- Kelley Armstrong
Just stay still, if you stay still it can't find you. That's sharks, you idiot. Sharks and dinosaurs. This isn't Jurassic Park. -- Kelley Armstrong
Tall, dark, and gruesome." -Tori -- Kelley Armstrong
I have to.
I've been fighting it all night. I'm going to lose. My battle is as futile as a woman feeling the first pangs of labor and deciding it's an inconvenient time to give birth. Nature wins out. It always does. -- Kelley Armstrong
Are you the welcoming committee? Or has Jeremy finally chained you up to the front gate where you belong?"
"I missed you too. -- Kelley Armstrong
Too much of anything reduces the overall effect of happiness and satisfaction. -- Kelley Armstrong
The rottweiler stood his ground and waited for me to take the next step in the dance of ritualized intimidation. Instead, I leaped at him. Screw ritual. Now was not the time to stand on ceremony. -- Kelley Armstrong
Wild dogs? Or just Clayton? -Nick Sorrentino (Bitten) -- Kelley Armstrong
So, let me get this straight," he said to me. "You save my ass and you're a loser. I stick up for you because of it and I'm a hero. How does that work?"
"I don't know. But it's so sweet. -- Kelley Armstrong
I've spent the last decade learning to stand firm and face my problems ... or at least batter them until they're unrecognizable. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd say I needed to find myself, if that didn't sound like I was heading into the Himalayas, taking only a backpack stuffed with angst and clean underwear. -- Kelley Armstrong
His red-haired companion wore a similar outfit but without the tattoo and piercings, lacking the courage - or the idiocy - to turn a fashion statement into permanent disfigurement. They -- Kelley Armstrong
Great. So if I saw a guy standing still, and he wasn't wearing an old uniform, I just had to ask him to walk through furniture. If he stared at me like I was crazy, then I'd know he wasn't a ghost. - Chloe -- Kelley Armstrong
Love and hate. Same passion. Same impulse -- Kelley Armstrong
Don't grumble," I said. "Or I'll bake you more cookies. -- Kelley Armstrong
Where's Simon?" ... "Is he okay? Why isn't he here?" She glared at Derek. "Where'd you leave him?"
Passed out in an alley." Derek frowned in thought. "Not sure where, though ... -- Kelley Armstrong
Another werewolf thing. Like most animals, we spent a large part of our lives engaged in the three Fs of basic survival. Feeding, fighting and ... reproduction. -- Kelley Armstrong
Sure. You get all slutty with Rafe. You freak out. You cry date rape drug.' - Hayley -- Kelley Armstrong
Demon, angel, all the same thing if you go back far enough, or cut deep enough. -- Kelley Armstrong
Seeing me shivering, he stretched a front leg toward the sweatshirt, pawing the edge and snarling when he realized he couldn't grab it.
"The lack of opposable thumbs is going to take some getting used to, huh?" -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd said to myself once that Gabriel preferred a life where he felt as little responsibility for others as possible. That was true. But even more true is the fact that he preferred a life where others felt no responsibility for him. -- Kelley Armstrong
Now, I was well aware that certain sports required certain modes of dress for protection, but I failed to see how wearing a sleeveless blouse on the course qualified as a safety hazard. God forbid the sight of my bare shoulders should send male golfers into a tizzy, knocking balls everywhere. -- Kelley Armstrong
"Are you sure about that?" Corey muttered once the were gone. "Chloe is nice enough, but that Derek? Real charmer. If anyone busts through that door, he's liable to throw us to them as cannon fodder."
I wasn't sure I disagreed. -- Kelley Armstrong
We had one gun, one werewolf, one poltergeist, one supercharged spell-caster, one not-so-supercharged spell-caster, and one perfectly useless necromancer, though Liz was quick to remind me that she needed me to relay her words. - Chloe -- Kelley Armstrong
Just show him that I didn't need his apology, I guess. Show him that I was okay. Better than okay. I was happy, in spite of everything he'd done to me, and no, I didn't forgive him. God help me, I would not forgive him. -- Kelley Armstrong
"I'm really glad you found me," my voice cracking.
Simon squeezed my hand. His lips lowering to my ear, whispering, "I - "
He went rigid, head lifting.
"Hey, Simon," Tori said behind me.
"What is she doing here?"
Derek jabbed his thumb at me. "Ask her. I'm not getting any answers." -- Kelley Armstrong
Demon possession strains the boundaries of credulity, given the sheer number of times it seems to happen. One would really hope demons had better things to do with their time. -- Kelley Armstrong
God, it's like talking to a cyborg sometimes. You pretend to listen, but really, you've just gone on pause, waiting for me to stop so you can reiterate your original point. -- Kelley Armstrong
Nuh-uh. No deals with the devil. I've learned my lesson on that one. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
If there's anything I can do- I know there probably isn't, but ...
Just be here -- Kelley Armstrong
I could only stare, any sense that maybe I understood him evaporating as it always did. I'd glimpse something underneath, and he'd snatched it away so fast it left bruises that called me a fool for hoping for more. -- Kelley Armstrong
Take note, Anderson. Size and martial ability do not need to come with a correlating decrease in intelligence. -- Kelley Armstrong
I was very strict on that point. No devouring classmates." Jeremy rolled his eyes. "Other parents warn their kids not to talk to strangers. I had to warn mine not to eat them. -- Kelley Armstrong
Never go easy on allies if you ahve to take them down. Especially allies. You're already fighting the urge not to hurt them. Counteract that and hit them with everything you've got. -- Kelley Armstrong
If you say 'we're in this together,' I'm going to hurl. -- Kelley Armstrong
A G-Rated story? About taking some deformed baby and locking him up? And if it was true, and this poor guy had been locked up in there for decades, and someone threw in a perfectly good woman, what the hell do you think he'd do with her? Play Parcheesi? -- Kelley Armstrong
(Sam) "We need to focus and having Maya moon over Rafe us making everyone uncomfortable."
Rafe grinned. "Doesn't bother me."
"Because your ego really needs the encouragement." -- Kelley Armstrong
Archangel or hound from hell . . . with Gabriel, it depends on the day. -- Kelley Armstrong
The door cracked open. "Decent?" Rafe asked.
"Damn." He pushed it open.
"If you're hoping to see something, the trick is to not knock first."
"That would be wrong," he said as he walked in. "The trick is to hope you say 'no, but come in anyway.'"
"Ah. -- Kelley Armstrong
Gabriel discourages emotional attachments the way most of us discourage door-to-door salesmen. They're inconvenient, intrusive, and liable to end up saddling you with something you never wanted in the first place, at a cost far higher than you wish to pay. -- Kelley Armstrong
A guitar twanged from the far-off radio. Country music. Damn. They'd resorted to torture already. -- Kelley Armstrong
The upshot of her tirade was that I was the devil's spawn and should be locked up in a tower before I unleashed hordes of the living dead to slaughter them all in their sleep. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much. -- Kelley Armstrong
Got your text," he said when I climbed out. "How much did it hurt?"
"Not at all," I said. "Apparently, I can't get a tattoo because I'm a witch."
"I could have told them-" He stopped. "Oh, you said witch."
"Ha-ha. -- Kelley Armstrong
You ever get into that shit again? Lotta trees behind Stonehaven. I'll string you up from one." "And let the crows peck at my corpse?" "Nah. Doesn't hurt if you're already dead. -- Kelley Armstrong
I love you. I'm not sure if it's the way you want me to. I think it might be. But I know that I love you. I absolutely love you. -- Kelley Armstrong
Your mother sets you up blind dates? With guys like that?" The corners of his mouth twitched. "She doesn't like you very much, does she? -- Kelley Armstrong
A Bad Omen is a warning. A sign to stop and reconsider. Proceed with caution. -- Kelley Armstrong
I think you intentionally overreacted. Like killing a fly with a baseball bat, just to make sure it never bothers you again. -- Kelley Armstrong
He said "cool" like I say a Spanish word when I'm not sure of the pronunciation. -- Kelley Armstrong
Reviews are great. I can read negative reviews and say, 'You know that point they made ... they were dead on.' -- Kelley Armstrong
We are imprisoned by the truth we dare not see. We are imprisoned by the questions we dare not ask. -- Kelley Armstrong
It's so easy to screw up. To make a choice that seems right. Then time passes and you look back and you say, 'How the hell did I do that?' Attitudes change. Insights change. Eventually things you were so damned sure were right become ... incomprehensible. -- Kelley Armstrong
A name is so important. A surname connects you to your past, to your family. Even a given name has meaning - why did your parents pick that particular one? -- Kelley Armstrong
And the bad guys love to pick on the defenseless necromancer. This time, though, I swear I won't get kidnapped or possessed. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
There were women, too. They were a little more what I expected. Tight jeans. Tank tops without bras. Evening makeup at noon. Jersey hair. The general vibe varied from "wouldn't look out of place on a corner of 47th" to "could work at a really nice strip club. -- Kelley Armstrong
I should have a gun."
"And you think I can provide it?"
"Ask your biker gang buddies."
"They prefer the term 'motorcycle club.'"
"I'm sure they do. -- Kelley Armstrong
First you buy me a mocha. Then you let me help you hide a body. Now you take me to a biker clubhouse. Best. Day. Ever. -- Kelley Armstrong
Walshes had been taking advantage of gullibility and stupidity ever since they conned their fellow cavemen out of their spears. Highwaymen, pirates, swindlers, and card sharks . . . their family history was both colorful and dark. -- Kelley Armstrong
It was awful. It was, like, walk out to the woods, Change, stand there until enough time passed, Change back. It was about as much fun as taking a shit."
"Nice analogy. -- Kelley Armstrong
Also, the killing of small animals is the entrance ramp onto the serial killer superhighway. Damn. I bet the cat knows that. He picked me because I can't hurt him, or I'd be fulfilling my biological destiny. So I'm screwed. The cat stays. Unless you'll kill him ... How does fifty bucks sound? -- Kelley Armstrong
Switchblade," I said. "Nice. I could use one of those."
"That's not enough?" He whispered, pointing at my gun.
"It does the job, if the job us to kill. I need a backup that's not always so lethal."
"You could try getting yourself into fewer situations where you need a weapon. -- Kelley Armstrong
Gabriel Walsh comes from a long line of hustlers. He's just the first one to go to law school and get a license for it. -- Kelley Armstrong
I screwed up. Again. You're shocked, I'm sure. -- Kelley Armstrong
And the lesson is that I should always wear these, so no one asks me to do anything crazy like climb onto a roof. ~Jaime Vegas on why she wears three inch heels on a mission -- Kelley Armstrong
She told you something?"
"Yes. You're evil."
His brows shot up. "That's news? -- Kelley Armstrong
Common courtesy dictates that we never drain the lifeblood of anyone to whom we've been formally introduced. -- Kelley Armstrong
"Just in time, Pete. Five more minutes of reading this and she'd have been in a coma."
"Are we such bad company that you'd rather hide out in here reading that old thing? -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd like to see a world where, if a teenager fears she's seeing/hearing things, she feels as comfortable seeking help as she would if she found a lump on her leg. -- Kelley Armstrong
As they neared the spot from which the noise had come, Moria saw a hand lying on the pathway. It appeared to be attached to a body, which was a relief. Again, these days, one could not guarantee such a thing. -- Kelley Armstrong
I don't read much of what I write because I worry about unintentionally borrowing something. -- Kelley Armstrong
I got to eavesdrop at a window. As Clay said, I did have another option. I could wait in the car and let them fill me in later. So, eavesdropping it was. -- Kelley Armstrong
Philip wooed me with all the patience of someone trying to coax a half-wild animal into the house and, like many a stray, I found myself domesticated before I thought to resist. -- Kelley Armstrong
Uh-uh" Clay drawled above me, "Elena's played with you long enough, Its my turn -- Kelley Armstrong
Derek picked the spot? Had he been hoping I'd be blinded by the morning sun and stumble off the edge? -- Kelley Armstrong
There is no freedom from the prison of the mind -- Kelley Armstrong
Yeah yeah," h said. "I waited. She was decent. Although technically, she's still naked."
"You're sch a perv," she turned on to me. "Okay, kitty. Lead on. We'll try to keep up."
"Yeah,good luck with that," Rafe said. "If she runs, we're history. -- Kelley Armstrong
Bigger room, darling. Like I said, we need a bigger room. -- Kelley Armstrong
He watched as her sister read it. Watched as her face crumpled, as her shoulders shook. Ashy. Caught her and held her, and they fell against each other. -- Kelley Armstrong
You didn't answer my question. Are you all right?"
I didn't do anything"
Yeah. You did." He looked at me. "You did a lot"
-Chloe & Derek- -- Kelley Armstrong
We have Kenjii. We have my cell phone. Since we aren't officially dating, I'm sure you'll agree that's all the protection we need. -- Kelley Armstrong
Stupid bitch,' Tori muttered. 'oh let's take the necromancer with the superpowers to the cemetery. Of course you aren't going to raise the dead, you silly girl. -- Kelley Armstrong
Cwn Annwn," I said. "I think I'm finally pronouncing that right. Welsh. So many letters. So few vowels. -- Kelley Armstrong
There is no escape from the prison of the mind. -- Kelley Armstrong
That depends. Are you going to call me an ass again?"
"That depends. Are you going to act like one?" -Ashton and Maya -- Kelley Armstrong
If I'd known how many brownie points this daddy stuff could win me, I'd have talked you into kids years ago. Would have saved me a lot of trouble." "It would have." "Problem is, they're going to grow up." He paused. "We may need to have more." "We may. -- Kelley Armstrong
That's the problem dealing with nonwerewolves," I said. "They lack that critical 'you are Alpha, you are right' gene. -- Kelley Armstrong
Was she telling you to stay away from me?" I asked.
He paused, then said, "Yeah." He squeezed my hand out of Aunt Lauren's sight. "It's okay. We're good."
Chloe and Derek -- Kelley Armstrong
He lifted his brows. "If I really thought it was the absolute best thing for our kids, you'd have had a battle on your hands. That was just a debate."
"Heated debate. Fights involve chair-breaking. Chair-throwing is just getting your attention. -- Kelley Armstrong
You know children, always playing with the forces of darkness. -- Kelley Armstrong
If you want that kind of thing, call Nick. His advice is shit, but he really likes to give it. -- Kelley Armstrong
Could you please put this
could you all put these
could you get dressed, please?"
The woman only bestowed a serene smile on me. "We are as the Goddess requires."
"The Goddess requires you to be naked on my lawn? -- Kelley Armstrong
A friend helps you move; a real friend helps you move a body. -- Kelley Armstrong
Young writers need to be encouraged to write - just write - with no restrictions on form, style or content. -- Kelley Armstrong
It reminded me of what Dad said after every snail's crawl home from
Albany when snow hit.It's New York, people. It's winter. We get snow. If you aren't prepared
to deal with it, move to Miami. -- Kelley Armstrong
I started rubbing my temples and she suggested I don't really get headaches. It just hurts me to think. -- Kelley Armstrong
I want you to have big dreams, big goals. I want you to strive to achieve them. But I don't want to see you beating yourself up every time you make a mistake. -- Kelley Armstrong
A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it. -- Kelley Armstrong
Cars like that shouldn't be left in storage. It causes mechanical issues. With brakes and tires and engines and such."
My smile returned. "You have no idea what you're talking about, do you?"
"Not a word. -- Kelley Armstrong
Do you really think he untied you? .. He was just checking his kids handiwork. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm sick of this. It's like being twelve again, dealing with all this damned drama. I like her. Does she like me? What if she doesn't like me? -- Kelley Armstrong
There'd been months when hunger seemed to be the driving force in his life. -- Kelley Armstrong
Chloe? It's me." After a pause, he added, "Derek," like I could mistake that deep rumble for anyone else, like I could mistake that little part of me that perked up like an eager puppy saying, "It's him. Quick! Go see what he wants."
God, how had I been so blind? It seemed so obvious now. -- Kelley Armstrong
About Daniel: Two, he hates Clay
Five, he really hates Clay.
Nine, he really, really, REALLY hates Clay. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yes, I can talk and think at the same time. Most people can, though I suppose you wouldn't know that from personal experience.
Elena (Bitten) -- Kelley Armstrong
One part of my brain, soaring on adrenaline, insisted I could take Cain, whatever the size difference. Another part wondered where the hell Nick and Clay were. The loudest part just shouted: Run, you idiot, run! -- Kelley Armstrong
His cheek twitched. With Jeremy, this was the equivalent of an emotional outburst. -- Kelley Armstrong
You'd expect that as much as a samurai would expect a kick in the balls. -- Kelley Armstrong
Once, when I'd needed to meet Daniel to deliver a warning from Jeremy, I'd worn two-inch heels and had quite enjoyed the sensation of talking down to Daniel, until he told me how sexy I looked. Since then he'd never seen me in anything but my oldest, grubbiest sneakers. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm presuming, though, that breaking and entering isn't your intent, unless you bring a lawyer in tow, should you be caught." He pursed his lips. "That could be convenient. -- Kelley Armstrong
Tell me half a cup's worth of story and we'll call it a night. -- Kelley Armstrong
He was trying to tell me something."
Derek snorted. "Aren't they all? Must be a rule in the ghost handbook - if in danger of evaporating, make sure you're in the middle of a dire pronouncement. -- Kelley Armstrong
And they certainly wouldn't take you along to a murder. That would be irresponsible parenting. -- Kelley Armstrong
I don't care if I get one at all. Just as long as I keep getting anniversaries. -- Kelley Armstrong
When I leaned a little too close to the doorway, my inner voice piped up, telling me not to be stupid. The guy with the bionic senses was better equipped for this. -- Kelley Armstrong
I wouldn't call Gabriel Walsh if I was on fire." She pursed her lips. "No, I might. To sue everyone responsible - from the person who lit the match to those who made my clothes. But I'd wait until the fire was out. Otherwise, he'd just stand there until I was burned enough for a sizable settlement. -- Kelley Armstrong
"Not in words, but it was clear from your tone. Apology suggests that you are keeping me from doing what I need to do, which implies I am somehow powerless to do otherwise. It's a choice, Olivia. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yep, Gin and Brandi. Call me crazy, but naming your daughters after alcoholic beverages is just asking for trouble. -- Kelley Armstrong
He looked like a Yanni fan at an Iron Maiden Concert. -- Kelley Armstrong
His eyes met mine, and I looked into them and I felt ... I don't know what I felt. A strange nameless something I couldn't even identify as a good something or a bad something, could only feel in my gut, jumping and twitching, until I turned away and looked out over the forest -- Kelley Armstrong
We're not naked, we're skyclad! -- Kelley Armstrong
Perfect night, wasn't it?"
"It could have been." I smiled up at him. "But you were there. -- Kelley Armstrong
That's trouble. The pixies will sour your milk."
"I thought it was hobgoblins who soured milk."
"A dirty lie. Spread by the pixies, no doubt. -- Kelley Armstrong
Dangerous? Do you remember what Xavier's power is? Teleportation. Limited Teleportation, They guy can move about 10 feet. Worst thing he could do to me? Poke me in the eyes, and go "Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk" and Zip away before I can smack him," - Elena -- Kelley Armstrong
It took many years to accept that fantasy is the fuel for my storytelling passion, and without that, I really am a hack, writing for money or approval rather than for the pure delight of storytelling. -- Kelley Armstrong
There are risks you'll take for yourself because you know that if your plan goes wrong, it'll be too late for regrets. but if you risk the lives of others and fail, you'll have a lifetime to regret it. -- Kelley Armstrong
I didn't say a word."
Something's up. What is it?"
His head turned, gaze going to mine. "Yeah?"
A snort and he returned to his bowl ... -- Kelley Armstrong
But that's what dreams are for - to weave reality and fantasy and memory and stitch together something you can't hope for in waking life. To fulfill that little part of you that wants something so bad. -- Kelley Armstrong
And he says I have lousy timing -- Kelley Armstrong
I envied it; not the idea of having so much money that you could throw it away, but the thought of growing up in a world where someone cared so much about your happiness and so little about what you accomplished in life. -- Kelley Armstrong
Oddly enough, I find the best hostages are the live ones. - Karl -- Kelley Armstrong
One of the first lessons a necromancer learns is the art of playing dumb. Of course, one problem with playing dumb is that is seeps into your everyday life. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
Still, I shouldered part of the blame, maybe because it gave me some sense of control in an uncontrollable situation. -- Kelley Armstrong
You will leave her alone," Gabriel said. "One way or another."
"That sounds like a death threat, Walsh."
"Then you lack imagination. -- Kelley Armstrong
Derek looked around, like he was searching for something to use. Then he stripped off his shirt. I tried not to look away. Not that he looked bad without his shirt. The opposite, actually, which is why ... Let's just say friends are really better when they're fully clothed. -- Kelley Armstrong
All I could think about was him, and how much I wanted this, and how incredibly lucky I was to get it, and how tight I was going to hold onto it. -- Kelley Armstrong
There are just as many bitches out there as bastards. Equal opportunity asshole-ism. -- Kelley Armstrong
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness. One of the cows mooed appreciatively. -- Kelley Armstrong
In the end, like any stray, I was conquered by the promise of continued food and shelter. Trust would take longer. -- Kelley Armstrong
Einstein theorized that time travel was possible, but he was looking at it as unidirectional, going forward. Traveling into the past is much more problematic, as countless stories have demonstrated! -- Kelley Armstrong
Sometimes humans hit on a moment of profundity more complete than their dim minds could comprehend, and they took that nugget of truth and dumped it in the refuse for the bards and the poets to find, and mangle into yodeling paeans of love. -- Kelley Armstrong
He was tall and scrawny with a face that could be mistaken with Keith Richards on a bad day. -- Kelley Armstrong
Who cared whether you could change motor oil when you could snap a rottweiler's neck in 2.8 seconds? Now there was a practical skill. -- Kelley Armstrong
He turned, a stray slip of moonlight illuminating a sliver of his face, blue eyes glowing almost preternaturally in the darkness. -- Kelley Armstrong
Using supernatural beings to build the perfect weapon? Intriguing idea."
"Not really," I said. "They did it on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A sub-par season. I slept through half the episodes. -- Kelley Armstrong
The part about me being an 'okay sorcerer'? 'Not great'? No I believe I missed that.
-Lucas Cortez (Dime Store Magic) -- Kelley Armstrong
When you accept a leadership role, you take on extra responsibility for your actions toward others. -- Kelley Armstrong
I always worried that the creative well would dry up. I was sure that if I wrote a book a year, I would eventually run out of ideas. Actually, the opposite has been true for me. The more I write, the more ideas come to me and it gets easier. -- Kelley Armstrong
"So what's it tonight?" she asked. "Tag? Hide and seek? Fetch?"
I gave a soft growl at the last one and she laughed.
"Someday, I'm going to teach you to fetch," she said. -- Kelley Armstrong
He rolled his eyes. "First, my Dad's Korean and my mom was Swedish. Second, I totally suck at math. I don't like cuckoo clocks or skiing or fancy chocolate either."
I sputtered a laugh. "I think that's Swiss. -- Kelley Armstrong
Now I was standing in a forest grove with a witch, a half-demon, a vampire, and a shaman, planning to put an end to a nefarious plot to usurp our powers and alter the path of humankind. Talk about your conspiracy theories. -- Kelley Armstrong
I lifted onto my toes, put my hands aroung his neck, and pulled him down. When our lips met, that first jolt ... It was everything I hadn't felt with Simon, everything I wanted to feel.
His hands went around my waist, pulling me closer
-- Kelley Armstrong
Suburbia: a place where they cut down trees and name streets in their memory. -- Kelley Armstrong
I find fairies with cell phones disconcerting enough. Do they really need to use text talk? -- Kelley Armstrong
Clearly it was time to consider rescheduling that optometrist appointment I'd missed last fall. -- Kelley Armstrong
After this, he'd probably be going to zoos, climbing the enclosure, saying, 'Here, watch this...' Famous last words, as yet another unfit human is removed from the gene pool. -- Kelley Armstrong
It did not matter whether he thought she was in mortal danger or simply falling, certain to survive. She fell and he followed.. -- Kelley Armstrong
What the hell is that?"
I jumped and glanced over to see Kristof staring at Grady, who was waving his arms, rolling his eyes, shaking and moaning.
"I think he's possessed," I said.
"By what? Epilepsy? -- Kelley Armstrong
a blazing fire in an ice storm. -- Kelley Armstrong
This is the dilemma, the contradiction we cannot resolve. We do not want to be them. Yet we are fascinated by them, because every detail tugs at a buried memory. -- Kelley Armstrong
Sex, a switchblade, and motorcycle lessons. You really are making sure my night ends on a high note. -- Kelley Armstrong
I didn't need to be rescued."
"Sorry, but my sword outranks your ... " she glanced at my hand, "sock puppet. -- Kelley Armstrong
Some women just aren't cut out to be mothers, and unfortunately it had taken Susanna three kids to realize she was one of them. -- Kelley Armstrong
You have no idea, do you?" "No, but that sounded good when they said it on Star Trek. -- Kelley Armstrong
Urban survival rule 22: Never annoy an armed man. -- Kelley Armstrong
Believe me, I have better things to do than sabotage your friendships. No one else's world revolves around you, Cassandra.
-Paige to Cassandra -- Kelley Armstrong
Maybe my expectations for honesty are too high. -- Kelley Armstrong
It wasn't until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams. -- Kelley Armstrong
Nothing says 'I love you' like 'I tracked down this guy for you to kill -- Kelley Armstrong
Oh, for God's sake. Save your piss. Don't save your piss. It's all the same to me. -- Kelley Armstrong
Do you like Vampires?
I don't know I've never met one. -- Kelley Armstrong
I might be half Derek's size, but I was the one who sounded like a two-hundred-pound beast plowing through the woods. -- Kelley Armstrong
That's what we all want, isn't it? Power without price. -- Kelley Armstrong
Umm, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you suppose to be dead? Currently being chased by two Cabals? You're waltzing around Vancouver, eating in restaurants?" (Ash)
"Hell no," Corey said. "I never waltz. I do the fox-trot sometimes though. -- Kelley Armstrong
He rewarded her flower with a twitch of a smile, and she began to relax. This was the Gavril she knew. -- Kelley Armstrong
Storytelling is my passion, and it rises from a love of reading. -- Kelley Armstrong
Well, either you have a compartment under this floor, containing a living person, or the property is infested by giant moles -- Kelley Armstrong
Rae burned me. She has matches or something. Look, look ... " Tori pulled down the collar of her T-shirt.
"Leave your cloths on, Tori," Simon said, raising his hands to his eyes. "Please. -- Kelley Armstrong
He smiled. Hesitant at first, then a blazing grin broke through that made my heart stop. I recovered and grinned back and went to throw my arms around his neck, then stopped, blushing. Before I could pull back, he caught my elbows and put my arms around his neck and pulled me into a hug. -- Kelley Armstrong
According to Cortez, the Cabals had strict policies against employing any supernatural being that might mistake them for lunch. -- Kelley Armstrong
They are like actors playing a role, sometimes enjoying their role on stage, but usually relieved to leave it -- Kelley Armstrong
Do I pass, Dr. Saunders? -- Kelley Armstrong
I don't forgive him," I said.
"Hell, no, you don't. And why should you? So he can feel better? Get on with his life? And what's he done to help you get on with yours? -- Kelley Armstrong
He wore sweatpants and a T-shirt and had stopped in the middle of the hall, furiously scratching one bare forearm. "Fleas?" I said. -- Kelley Armstrong
Night was her time. The Keeper. Bond-mate of the cat. Protector of the night. Daughter of the moon. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yes, I know you consider it a waste of time under the circumstances, but we have time to waste. -- Kelley Armstrong
What's next? If there are vampires in there, they probably drink artificial blood plasma substitute. -- Kelley Armstrong
Here I had a wonderful man who cared for me
and I was screwing around with a self-absorbed, conniving monster who'd betrayed me
in the worst possible way. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yes, you're sleeping in my apartment," I said. "On my sofa. It was an exciting night, but not that exciting. I'd really hope you'd remember if it had been. -- Kelley Armstrong
He lunged again. This time I stood my ground and he checked his leap at the last second ... and toppled sideways. I didn't hide my laugh that time. His face twisted fast, grabbed my pajama leg and wrenched, and down I went.
Bully -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm just saying it's not time for that either. We need to focus and having Maya moon over Rafe is making everyone uncomfortable."
Rafe grinned. "Doesn't bother me. -- Kelley Armstrong
Tori joined us for dinner
in body, at least. She spent the meal practicing for a role in the next zombie movie, expressionless, methodically moving fork to mouth, sometimes even with food on it. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'd been staring at the search term for at least five minutes. One
word. Necromancer. -- Kelley Armstrong
When I glanced at the chair, it started to shake. I'd like to think it was scared of me, but I rarely invoked that response in living things, let alone inanimate objects. -- Kelley Armstrong
Even in horror novels where you know most characters aren't going to make it to the end, it's crucial to have fully fleshed-out characters. If you don't do that, the reader doesn't care what happens to them. -- Kelley Armstrong
I could shave my head and wear a sackcloth and still get a whole lot of ghostly wrong numbers. Makes me wonder if there's some kind of ghost-necro porn industry down there. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
I called Clay from the SUV.
"How'd it go at the paper?" he asked.
"She called me perky."
"Ouch. -- Kelley Armstrong
My heart seized, and I stared as if he were holding out a vial of poison. -- Kelley Armstrong
Between Ricky's charm and persuasion and Gabriel's lock picking and sleight of hand, if I took enough lessons, I could become a first-rate private eye. Or a master criminal. -- Kelley Armstrong
Religion exists to instill false security and blind faith, -- Kelley Armstrong
They found me at the kitchen table. Derek said, "There's something we need to tell you," and from the look on Andrew's face, I think he expected Derek to say he'd gotten me pregnant. -- Kelley Armstrong
There was no closing my eyes and sliding back into that blissful dream of normal. This was my normal now. -- Kelley Armstrong
I understand that I may make mistakes with characters who don't share my own background, but I commit to doing my best. -- Kelley Armstrong
No. Harsh truth was better than comfortable lies. It had to be. -- Kelley Armstrong
The strong know that free will is all. What I want, I must take. I -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm behind you." I spun to see Derek. "I can't win," he said. "You're as skittish as a kitten. -- Kelley Armstrong
As I recall, I was still dressed when I fell asleep."
"Just making sure you were comfortable."
"And making yourself equally comfortable, I see. -- Kelley Armstrong
Wish all my corpses would do that. -- Kelley Armstrong
I like castles almost as much as I like museums. Centuries of bloodshed and betrayal and heartache, all under one roof. You just don't get history like that back home -- Kelley Armstrong
His gaze travelled down me, then zipped back to my face. "Sorry."
"I am. Just on the wrong thing. -- Kelley Armstrong
This was a doctor. Sworn to heal, not to judge. But judge she did, in the twist of her lips and the chill of her tone. -- Kelley Armstrong
You forget, darling.
I am the local psychopath. -- Kelley Armstrong
I make the choice because it is one I can live with. -- Kelley Armstrong
Maybe I'm being selfish, but I choose you." He leaned over, lips brushing mine as he whispered, "I always choose you. -- Kelley Armstrong
Murder? You mean he's dead?"
"No. He's resting comfortably," I said. "People always sleep best with their heads at a ninety-degree angle. He looks comfortable, doesn't he?"
(Paige & Elena) -- Kelley Armstrong
Shadowy mystery stalkers? Hidden escape hatches? Creepy subterranean tunnels? My mother tried to get me to take social work for my master's. I told her it was boring. I was so wrong. -- Kelley Armstrong
I'm not a shrink. Never been to one. Shot a couple. Don't think that counts. -- Kelley Armstrong
No life is easy. It's just a different kind of hard. -- Kelley Armstrong
You have no idea what a fairy circle is, do you? Which is shocking for a changeling child. -- Kelley Armstrong
Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn't just spring to life at age thirty. -- Kelley Armstrong
Curiosity is what lets a young mind grow and keeps an old mind young. -- Kelley Armstrong
The hounds will come to Cainsville and when they do, you'll wish you made a very different choice today -- Kelley Armstrong
One second he was in my face, making me feel stupid and useless. The next he was like this: hovering, concerned, worried. -- Kelley Armstrong
Note to clients, quicklime is a preservative, not a corrosive. -- Kelley Armstrong
So why was his stomach tightening and twisting with every step up those stairs? Because hope was a dangerous thing. It said the failure would be his own fault alone. -- Kelley Armstrong
Yeah, I know. These days, weird is my life. I should get that on a T-shirt. -- Kelley Armstrong
Especially in the world of fantasy and superheroes, it's great to have role models that aren't in skimpy little outfits, in impossible poses. That's so important for young women. -- Kelley Armstrong
Maturity is highly overrated. -- Kelley Armstrong
I saw my true power. The darkest power. The greatest power. ~Jaime Vegas -- Kelley Armstrong
She hasn't been on a date in six months,' Derek rumbled behind us. 'No offense, but as long as you aren't related to her, you're fair game. Hell, even-'
Tori spun on him. 'I didn't know. -- Kelley Armstrong
As a vampire, you must accept that every person you ever know will die, and you are the only constant in your life, the only person you can - and should - rely on. -- Kelley Armstrong
It looked like I was the dead itself, and that isn't something someone should aspire to look like. -- Kelley Armstrong
I had to take responsibility, even if it meant saying no to an authority figure, because I was the authority on me. -- Kelley Armstrong
My past was a private obstacle, not a public excuse. -- Kelley Armstrong
If it gets too bad, go. I'll understand."
I won't. -- Kelley Armstrong
What's their purpose?" I asked as a I stood.
"Children? No idea. It appears to be simply an inconvenient stage between birth and usefulness. -- Kelley Armstrong
There is no story that can't be improved by adding zombies. -- Kelley Armstrong