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Says the girl dressed up in formal Goth mourning," Shane said. "Seriously, who buys a black lace veil? You keep that on hand for special occasions, like prom and kid's birthdays? -- Rachel Caine
He waited a second, then made an abrupt flapping motion with his hands. "Well?" he demanded. "I'm a vampire, you silly woman. Ask me in! We're wanted felons, you know! -- Rachel Caine
This won't stop her from getting elected," Shane said. "Stupider people get elected all the time. It's America. We love the sleazy. And the crazy." "I would like to think better of us," Claire said, "but yeah. You're right. -- Rachel Caine
Monica's eyes were fierce and fiery, but she didn't move, and after a second she turned and ran up the steps to the second floor, where her formally dressed friends were huddled like the cast of Survivor: Abercrombie & Fitch Island. -- Rachel Caine
You look like a Goth factory exploded all over you!" he called as she ran down the hall.
"Love you, too, jackass! -- Rachel Caine
Please don't go away. You--you matter. To me. -- Rachel Caine
In this whole screwed-up town, you're the only thing that's always been right to me," he whispered. "I love you, Claire." She saw something that might have been just a flash of panic go across his expression, but then he steadied again. "I can't believe I'm saying this, but I do. I love you. -- Rachel Caine
You think that because I want to do what's right, because I want to make things better, I'm weak," Claire said. "Or that I'm stupid. But I'm not. It takes a lot more strength to know how bad the world is and not want to be part of that, give in to it. And I do know, Kim. Believe me. -- Rachel Caine
Claire:dont do anything dumb or ill kill you myself
shane:ouch girl whatever happend to unconditional love around here -- Rachel Caine
And I am not finished," I promised. "Tell me where to find the child."
"I'm not attracted to you," I said. "But if by that you mean you won't help me, then I have no use for you. -- Rachel Caine
Claire: Seriously? My mom? Let you in my room? In the middle of the night?
Michael: Moms like me. -- Rachel Caine
They did seem pretty serious about their mayhem. -- Rachel Caine
Lewis and I played my-God-how-tacky-is-that? with Patrick's collection of objets d'crap, finally coming to the conclusion that only a going-out-of-business sale at a whorehouse could really explain a lot of it. -- Rachel Caine
I don't see a way in," Eve whispered.
Why are you whispering?" Myrnin whispered back. "Vampires can hear us, anyway. -- Rachel Caine
When I want to be lectured on strategy, I'll consult someone who's actually won battles,' Amelie said. 'Not one who ran away from them.'
'Snap,' Eve said.
'You know what they're talking about?' Shane asked.
'Don't need to know to get that one. She smacked him so hard his momma felt it. -- Rachel Caine
Shane kissed her one more time, lightly and softly, and fluffed her hair back from her face. "To be continued," he said.
"I hate cliff-hangers."
"Blame Eve. -- Rachel Caine
There were so many layers of reality to the world. Nothing stopped for death; nothing stopped for grief or horror or tragedy. -- Rachel Caine
And if you dont come back from the dorm, I'm the one who has to explain to Micheal how I let you go off and get yourself killed like a Dumbass. First rule in horror movies, Clair-Never split up! -- Rachel Caine
You staked a vampire with a number two pencil."
"I didn't actually check the number."
- Shane Collins and Claire Danvers from Morganville Vampires -- Rachel Caine
People are people. Hateful and peaceful. Content and miserable. Honest and deceitful. With all of that inside fighting for control every minute of the day, it's a wonder everybody's not banging their heads against the wall. -- Rachel Caine
They don't know you're secretly a badass? -- Rachel Caine
At the very leadt, we can grab Monica and hustle her skanky ass back to her dad wile you brave, strong menfolk hold off the bad guys. Right? -- Rachel Caine
His smile was bright and sweet and hot enough to melt solid steel. "Is this the part where I kiss you?"
"If you like."
"Oh," he said, "I like. -- Rachel Caine
As I was smoothing on the last handful across the top of my thigh, I noticed I had company. Lewus was standing there watching me, eyes half-closed but not in the least sleepy. He'd put on his blue jeans, but nothing else ... very sexy.
I couldn't help but take in the view. -- Rachel Caine
Marriage is a big word for all guys," Shane said. "You know that. It's kind of an allergy. We get itchy and sweaty just trying to spell it, much less do it. -- Rachel Caine
Will you be so kind as to provide me with a few places where I might look for a murderer?"
"The mirror's a great place to start -- Rachel Caine
Even bipolar vampires needed sleep from time to time, and he was well past his recommended safe dosage of stress. -- Rachel Caine
I think that's my new band name," Shane said. "Asshat and Nerd Girlfriend. It's got a ring to it. -- Rachel Caine
And about Shane, I swear, if he doesn't snap out of it, I'm going to punch him in the face. Well, punch him in the face and then run like hell.
- Eve Rosser -- Rachel Caine
Shane dragged Eve's suitcase into the room and dumped it on the floor beside her bed. Hey, Dark Princess? Here's your crap. Also, bite me. -- Rachel Caine
I have permission to live off campus. She didn't say from whom, because it was primarily herself. -- Rachel Caine
I'm fine with Nature's way, as long as Nature keeps it out of *my* way. -- Rachel Caine
If he had any kind of a clue, he wouldn't be caught dead with that stuff. See what I did there? Caught dead? I crack myself up. Eve sipped more coffee she probably, at this point, didn't need. -- Rachel Caine
No bacon for you."
"Then no eggs for you. Either of you."
Eve glowered at him. "Prisoner exchange?"
They glared at each other, then swapped pans and started scooping. -- Rachel Caine
Smoke rose from my hand as it pressed against the white painted door -- Rachel Caine
Shane, honey, in Morganville, friends are the only things that keep you alive. -- Rachel Caine
We had this talk," she said. "You may be dead sexy, and I mean, like, really dead and really sexy, but you don't get to tell me what to do. Right? And no head-shrinker stuff, either, or I swear to God, I'll pack my shit and move! -- Rachel Caine
Michael ... Michael got bitten. And now he's a vampire. But he doesn't remember becoming one, and that's a big problem. So if you see him, don't, you know, hug. He bites. He doesn't mean it, though. -- Rachel Caine
Tell me he's not talking to Brandon," Claire said.
"Um ... Ok. He's not talking to Brandon."
"Yeah. He's talking to Brandon. Look, let Shane do his thing, okay? He's not as stupid as he looks, mostly. -- Rachel Caine
The service passed in a blur of words she wasn't sure she got right, and then the cool touch of the ring sliding onto her fingers, and then the warm pressure of Shane's lips on hers. -- Rachel Caine
When you sleep later than a vampire, Claire thought, that's probably taking it a little too far. -- Rachel Caine
But if these past years in Morganville have taught me anything, it's that sometimes you have to just ... jump. It's not safe. It's never safe. But sometimes you have to live dangerously. -- Rachel Caine
That's it? That's your big goodbye?" Eve asked.
Claire looked at Eve mystified. "I think I need guy CliffNotes."
"Guys aren't deep enough to need CliffNotes."
"What were you waiting for, flowery poetry?" Shane snorted. "I hugged. I'm done. -- Rachel Caine
You're sure he's not a vampire?' Claire said.'I've seen movies. They're sneaky.' She was kidding. Eve didn't smile. -- Rachel Caine
Screw that, the questionn at hand is what's your major?" Oded said. "Because let me tell you right now, any answer other than World of Warcraft or Advanced Ninja Studies will not be accepted. -- Rachel Caine
You couldn't be romantic if your life depended on it." "You know what's lucky? Most bad guys don't ask you to be romantic on command, so that probably won't matter. -- Rachel Caine
So, been attacked by any vampires yet?"
"Zombies? Giant spiders? Water monsters?"
It's been really quiet on the supernatural front"
"Too bad, 'cause I got attacked by a devil dog. It was not awesome. -- Rachel Caine
You can't go around ... licking things that come out of a water treatment plant. That's just ... unsanitary. -- Rachel Caine
Really?" Claire said, and couldn't help but smile. "That's what creeps you out. Waxing. You can take on vampires and draug and killers, but you're afraid of a little chest-hair pulling? -- Rachel Caine
Crap, are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
"I'm thinking we have about fifteen vampires and no blood," Claire said. "Is that it?"
"No, I was thinking we're out of chips. Of course that's what I was thinking. -- Rachel Caine
It's only a hunting spider, it won't hurt you." -Myrnin
"So not the point!" -Claire
"Oh, pish. It's just another living creature. Nothing to be frightened of, if handled properly. I think I'll call him Bob. Bob the spider." -Myrnin
"You're insane." -Claire -- Rachel Caine
It made her eyes fill up with tears, and she for a few more minutes starting it over, replaying it, watching his lips say the words: We can be lonely together. -- Rachel Caine
We can be lonely together -- Rachel Caine
You are the weirdest girl ever." "Please. You live with Eve. -- Rachel Caine
I paused in the act of opening the door and looked at him with what were probably cartoon-wide eyes. "Wait a second," I said. "So, you're best friends with a hot vampire chick who likes leather."
"And together, you fight crime?" I couldn't help it. I cracked up. -- Rachel Caine
It might be called denial by some, but in that moment I thought it was the very strength that made humanity so successful ... the ability to transcend reality, to create reality around them, even for a moment -- Rachel Caine
It's not your enemies who are likeliest to hurt you. It is, always, those you trust. -- Rachel Caine
Ll that is necessary for evil to triumph
is for good men to do nothing. I supposed old Edmund Burke had meant to include women in that. And if he hadn't, well, screw him. -- Rachel Caine
I love arguing with you, Claire. You always surprise me. And occasionally, you even make sense. -- Rachel Caine
Oh, come on. A vamp marrying a human gets the fanged ones all upset, and Eve made herself look like the ultimate fang-anger to all the humans by putting a ring on one, so what did you expect exactly? Flowers and parades? This is Texas. We're still figuring out how to spell tolerance. -- Rachel Caine
There is a certain freedom in giving up all hope. One is no longer bound by the cords of dread or fear; you simply move toward the inevitable without thinking on the consequences. -- Rachel Caine
Pardon? Why, sir, I beg your pardon, for if that was pardon, then fists are love and nooses are kisses. You speak of duty? Duty is the rope that strangles me. Piety is a bed of broken glass. And family is the company of hateful demons. -- Rachel Caine
I'm sorry, Eve. I love you. I'm not letting you do this."
She screamed and battered harder. "You love me? You asshole! Let me go! -- Rachel Caine
Whatever, crazy chick who maybe lives here and maybe also breaks into Michael's house when they're all gone. I'm out. Have a nice delusion. -Shayne -- Rachel Caine
What about Myrnin?'
Eve swallowed, almost choked, and Michael patted her kindly on the back. She beamed at him. 'Myrnin? Oh yeah. He did a Batman and took off into the night. What is with that guy, Claire? If he was a superhero, he'd be Bipolar Man. -- Rachel Caine
She looked creepy/adorable. -- Rachel Caine
Eeek, Shane said. Nothing. Right, Amazon princess, I got the point. -- Rachel Caine
Hang on - Slow down. I'm not going anywhere. You know that, right? You don't have to put out to keep me here. Well, as long as you eventually ... " Shane said.
"Shut up" Claire said. -- Rachel Caine
Expecting anybody else?' Shane asked Eve. 'Your distant cousin Jack the Ripper dropping by too?'
'Screw you, Collins. -- Rachel Caine
Shane:is your distant cousin jack the ripper dropping in for coffee.
eve:screw you collins -- Rachel Caine
The door banged open, and Eve rushed out, flushed and mussed and still buttoning her shirt. 'It's not what you think,' she said. 'It was just - oh, okay, whatever, it was exactly what you think. Now, what? -- Rachel Caine
He had on bunny slippers.
These had fangs.
They all stared at them in silence for about a heartbeat, and then Shane said, That is impressively wicked. Crazy, but wicked. -- Rachel Caine
Micheal sighed and closed his eyes for a moment'i'm not sure that was a good idea
claire:it will be if you go see her tonight and tell her well watever oh but watch out shes gone all buffy with the stakes and things -- Rachel Caine
Claire:shes floating whats wrong with that
shane:Nothing but she didnt even insult me now thats just wrong.it desturbs me. -- Rachel Caine
Geek cred points for trying to stump me, but sorry, you'll have to do better than that. Would you like to try anime for a hundred?" When she looked blank, he sighed. "What took it down, anime, or the Jeopardy reference? -- Rachel Caine
If Myrnin pokes his crazy head up before then, call me and try to keep him, you know, stable.'
'Is he UNstable?'
'I don't know, how can I tell? You're the crazy whisperer!'
She had a point. Claire couldn't help but smile about that. -- Rachel Caine
Girl, we need to get you on a study program, fast. You're not going to last a week around here if you can't keep up with the pop culture references. How about Lord of the Rings? Firefly? Doctor Horrible? No? Clearly we have a lot of work to do. -- Rachel Caine
No I'm worrying about people taking pictures and putting them on Facebook. That crap never dies. Kind of like you Mikey. -- Rachel Caine
Follow me,' Myrnin said. 'And do stay together. And by the way, this is the last time I go anywhere with you people. You are all insane. -- Rachel Caine
Even in an apocalypse like this, surely running out of Coke
qualified as a disaster. -- Rachel Caine
The saga started out a normal day - don't they all? I mean, surely one morning back there in prehistoric times a dinosaur woke up, yawned, chewed some coffee beans, and thought his day was going to be dead boring, just before a comet slammed into his neighborhood. -- Rachel Caine
Yeah. She'd manipulated the second most powerful vampire in town into taking her side against a psycho bitch-queen sorority girl. She'd talked rationally about putting people's brains into computers. This was a normal day. No wonder she was screwed up. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin: I think your ghost girl's afraid I'll try to bite her. I believe she may have, you know, mental issues ... -- Rachel Caine
Hey," he said softly. He moved closer to the bars, pressing his face between them. "I always said you were jailbait, but this is ridiculous. -- Rachel Caine
I'd say over my dead body, but I think you already made that point," Michael snapped. "Thanks for the visit. Now fuck off, man. -- Rachel Caine
You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people?-Shane (Glass Houses) -- Rachel Caine
It's in Latin."
"So? What does it say?"
"I don't read Latin!"
"You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people? -- Rachel Caine
Does it hurt?"
He bent his head and lightly kissed her forehead. "Only when I laugh."
"I'll try not to be funny."
"Epic fail, beautiful. -- Rachel Caine
The rule of the Morrell family was over, and Richard owned a used-car lot and Monica worked at a nail salon, until one day she got run over by a bus. Very sad. -- Rachel Caine
You say the nicest things,' Myrnin said. He was slurring his words, and he threw an arm around Oliver's neck. 'Marry me.' 'Exactly what part of the brain did that bullet hit?' Shane asked, hovering on the edge of manic laughter. Oliver sighed. 'He means carry me. And no. I won't. -- Rachel Caine
You have not been sticking your dirty fingers in my sauce,' Eve said, and pointed her wooden spoon
He quickly took the finger out of his mouth. 'First off, they're not dirty. I licked them first. -- Rachel Caine
Don't read it. Just shred and burn, or your eyes will melt. -- Rachel Caine
Now could you please ask these idiots to stop pointing their bullets at me? It's terribly wasteful. -- Rachel Caine
They came out in a dim, damp basement - a generic sort of place, full of moulding boxes. 'You take me to the nicest places,' Claire said, and sneezed. -- Rachel Caine
I hardly broke any laws at all. I should drive more often. -- Rachel Caine
it came back to her in a dizzy rush how he'd stopped her on the way into this place, in the faint dawn of light 'i wnt you to promise me one thing. promise me you'll marry me. Not now. Someday. -- Rachel Caine
Promise me, Amelie, that you'll crucify me with silver before you allow me to fall in love."
"I hardly think there's any chance of that," Amelie said. "I doubt you have the capacity. -- Rachel Caine
You okay?" he asked me. I nodded, unable to say anything that would really cover how I felt. "Then get out of the way."
"Your legs. Please -- Rachel Caine
I gambled for the soul of the Library. And I lost. -- Rachel Caine
Bad men skulking in the darkness have always been there, and always will. -- Rachel Caine
Well, now I'm all jealous. I wish I had little voices in my head. Guess I'll just have to settle for people really being out to get me."
"Bitch," she said cordially.
"Bimbo. -- Rachel Caine
I'm not obliged to defend your dignity. Provided you have any. -- Rachel Caine
Her eyes felt swollen, and she knew she looked a mess, but sometimes ... sometimes the emotions were just too big to hold. -- Rachel Caine
I am not the Library's child! I must acquire my own information, build my own knowledge, and, through experience, transform it to the treasured gold of wisdom. To -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin froze, staring at her. He really was amazing, she thought; when he had that light in his eyes, it was possible to see past the crazy behavior and clothing chaos and recognize him as just ... beautiful. The longing in his face was breathtaking. -- Rachel Caine
You let me believe all this time that I bound myself to you in exchange for getting published and being successful." Kathleen's mouth worked around the bitterness of the words. "You assumed that. And you know what they say, when you assume you make an ass out of ... -- Rachel Caine
Really? Is he running for Worst Boyfriend Ever?"
"In the subcategory of Completely Awesome. -- Rachel Caine
Why was it the hot mean girls always ran in packs, like hyenas? -- Rachel Caine
Is this your bedroom?" she asked, and turned to look at him. Myrnin straightened and jammed the big red floppy hat back on his head. The feathers waved back and forth.
"Don't get any ideas," he said. "I'm far too young and innocent for that kind of thinking. -- Rachel Caine
I love it when you talk dirty physics. -- Rachel Caine
Her eyes burned, her muscles ached, but in some strange and secret place, she was happy to finally be doing something that wasn't just protecting herself, but protecting other people, too. -- Rachel Caine
I'm not leaving," Sam said, his eyes fixed on the boy he was holding. "Not until Disney Princess here apologizes, or his head comes off, one of the two. -- Rachel Caine
I don't like this, he said. I don't like knowing you can't forgive me, Claire. Please, I said I was sorry, what do you want me to do? Beg?I will. I'll get on my knees right here if you want. -- Rachel Caine
Mornings are pure evil from the pits of hell, which is why I don't do them anymore. Eve -- Rachel Caine
Get in here and make me some dinner - now, woman."
"News flash, Michael, you're supposed to be evil, not redneck! -- Rachel Caine
If she'd ever had any doubts that she loved him, really loved him, she knew now. It was easy to love somebody when love was happy, but when it was hard, when it meant facing things you feared ... that was different. He'd done it for her, many times. And now she had to do it for him. -- Rachel Caine
At least you left out the oh-my-God sauce this time."
"Made myself a batch with it," Shane said. "It's got the biohazard sticker on it in the fridge, so don't bitch if you get flamed. -- Rachel Caine
Hey!" Claire called after him, as she leaned her backpack against the wall.
"I meant for YOU! Not if you want to get kissed tonight!"
"Damn, girl. Harsh. -- Rachel Caine
She looked back to see Sam standing there at the edge of the strip of sunlight inside Common Grounds, staring after her with an expression on his face like he'd lost his best- his only friend. -- Rachel Caine
Do be careful. I can't replace you as easily as all that. -- Rachel Caine
I've been a fan of vampire fiction since way, way back - I loved Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, Robert McCammon, Shirley Jackson, lots of great horror and paranormal fiction. -- Rachel Caine
See?" she heard Shane yell at the kitchen. "She doesn't stomp around like a cattle stampede!"
"Bite me, Collins! No bacon for you, either! -- Rachel Caine
Just wanted to remind you that we're out of milk again. And hot sauce."
"Why are those two always out at the same time? Because those do not go together."
"I suspect Shane. He'd put hot sauce in anything," Michael said. -- Rachel Caine
I had a good teacher."
"Better not have been Myrnin or I'll have to kick his predatory ass."
"I mean you, dummy. -- Rachel Caine
Now," said Brandons low, cold voice. "Lets not be rude eve. -- Rachel Caine
I am not getting you a brain, because I am not that kind of assistant, Dr. Frankenstein. -- Rachel Caine
I get maudlin. Some people drink; some get depressed; some run around having sex with anyone with a pulse. Me, I get philosophical. It's healthier. -- Rachel Caine
Shane groaned. Yo, Drama Princess, want to tone it down a little? Somewhere, Sandra Bernhardt wants her tantrum back. -- Rachel Caine
Bite me, Goth princess," Shane called from the back. "Not literally or anything."
"Maybe you should say that to Michael."
"Not funny, Eve," Michael said.
Eve raised her eyebrows and held her fingers up, measuring off about an inch. "Little bit," she said. -- Rachel Caine
Michael, don't," Eve said. "He won't hurt us." Andeveryone rolled their eyes at that. Even Jason, which was borderline hilarious. -- Rachel Caine
He loped off down the hall, and she felt a pure burst of fury. Boys. Why were they always such dumbasses? -- Rachel Caine
The scream lasted for about a heartbeat, and then recognition flooded in - and relief.
"Oliver?" Great. She was relieved to see Oliver. The world was officially topsy-turvy, cats
were living with dogs, and life as she knew it was probably over. -- Rachel Caine
You're just Little Miss Optimist, aren't you? Do you come with accessories, like a glass half full and lemons to make into lemonade, too? -- Rachel Caine
You can't be serious," Eve said. "Guys. People get eaten in places like this. At the very least, we get locked in a room and terrible, evil things get done to us and put on the Internet. I've seen the movies."
"Eve," Michael said. "Horror movies are not documentaries. -- Rachel Caine
Only as equals can we keep the peace. It is not in our nature, but it is the only way to survive. -- Rachel Caine
You shouldn't be afraid of me because I'm a vampire. You ought to be scared because you just trash-talked my girlfriend to her face.
Michael -- Rachel Caine
Take the back door," she said. "Claire, you and your strang friend-"
"Eve," they both said simultaneously, and Eve held out her fst for a bump. "Or, you could call me Eve the Great, Mistress of All She Surveys. Eve for short. -- Rachel Caine
Damn. That was stupid, wasn't it? We nearly got killed over ice cream. -- Rachel Caine
Shane stood up when he saw her, which made her heart turn cartwheels, and he pulled out her chair. Eve and Michael shared an amused look.
"So cute," Eve said. When Shane glared, she smiled. "No, really. It is. Dude, chill. -- Rachel Caine
If she were any friendlier, she'd be giving you a lapdance right now. -- Rachel Caine
Next time we commit crime, we'll make sure to include him. -- Rachel Caine
Not everything is about beating your head against the wall until it breaks."
"Just most things. -- Rachel Caine
In real life, you don't get a reset, and you don't get extra lives, and I got the crap pounded out of me. -- Rachel Caine
Shane grudgingly donating blood -
"Yeah about that...could you get us a human ?" Shane asked.
"It creeps me out when a guy's draining my blood and I
hear his stomach rumble. -- Rachel Caine
Giving up is always easy. It's the peace that follows that sucks. -- Rachel Caine
Okay, this was kissing. Serious kissing. Not just a kiss before moving out, not a good-bye, this was Hello, sexy, and wow, she'd never even suspected that it could feel this way. -- Rachel Caine
I think so," she [Claire] said. "Just watch your back, okay?"
"Nah, Michael's got mine." He [Shane] looked straight into her eyes.
"I've got yours. -- Rachel Caine
No, Michael was all good. Killed, dismembered, buried, reborn ... yeah, just another day in the life. -- Rachel Caine
I suppose I'll have to clean up Freddy's brains; I hate to leave a mess for the home owners. Hand me that plastic bag; I need to put it over his head to keep him from leaking. Oh, relax, Freddy; I'll tear an airhole for you. - Mercer -- Rachel Caine
Ay-firmative,' Eve said, and tried for a smile. 'Sorry. An Aliens reference always makes me feel better at times like this. Exept I'm not sure I'm the one who lives through the movie. -- Rachel Caine
Amelie had on black pants, a black zip-up hoodie, andrunning shoes.
So wrong. -- Rachel Caine
He was yelling at them all to follow. Claire didn't want to; she didn't trust them, any of them. But the boy took her hand, and said, "Trust me, Claire," and she felt something inside her that had been howling in fear ... go quiet. -- Rachel Caine
You know what I mean. And by the way, you should slow down."
I sighed. "You're kidding me. This is coasting. This is little old lady speed."
"NASCAR drivers would have heart attacks. Slow down before we get a ticket."
"Chicken. -- Rachel Caine
SHANE:WANT SOME SHANE ASKED.COME AND GET IT BAT BOY
MICHAEL:YOUR NOT MY BLOOD TYPE BRO -- Rachel Caine
Who are you?" because even now, she couldn't let her questions go. "What are you?"
That face that wasn't a face smiled. It was the most terrible thing she'd ever see, ever. "Magnus" he said. "I'm the end. -- Rachel Caine
Right. That's the end of the line for you tonight. You're going home, I'm seeing you safe inside, and I'm going home to hide in a closet until this blows over. I suggest you do the same. -- Rachel Caine
There's a ghost in this house! An unquiet spirit!"
Unquiet spirit?" Shane said under his breath. "Is that politically correct for pissed off? You know, like Undead American or something? -- Rachel Caine
Am I not ninja enough? Are you saying that I lack ninja? -- Rachel Caine
Nobody's cut out for this town," Shane said. "Nobody sane anyway." "Says the kid who came back." "Yeah, kind of proves my point. -- Rachel Caine
Let houses burn, as long as you are together. Nothing else matters but love. -- Rachel Caine
You are not my high school crush, idiot."
"Great. I can die happy, then. -- Rachel Caine
Great," Shane said. "Look i'd rather not be on janitorial duty. I have allergies to cleaners."
"And to cleaning," Michael said.
"Look who's talking, Didn't the do one of those Animal Planet documentaries about the roaches in your room? -- Rachel Caine
Expendable was not the word I was looking to hear to boost my morale, but whatever. -- Rachel Caine
And girls are much more mature." Eve nodded wisely. "So you're about ten years older than Shane, then. -- Rachel Caine
Claire: So we do nothing?
Michael: We do the best nothing you've ever seen. -- Rachel Caine
I ended your experiment. Because you're not a scientist. You're a monster. I'm not leaving any of them at your mercy. -- Rachel Caine
I wrestled futilely, then relaxed as a vine wrapped three times around my throat and squeezed.
Right," I choked out, and shut my eyes. "I'll wait here, then. -- Rachel Caine
Shane - who knows about Shane? Planet Shane is a lovely place a long way from here. -- Rachel Caine
You did what was right for those who agreed with you, and that is all in the past. We are talking about our future. Oliver, we cannot live as we did. -- Rachel Caine
Let's say that it belong to me as much as it belongs to anyone alive today. If I am, strictly speaking, living. The old word was undead, you know, but aren't all living things undead. I dislike imprecision. -- Rachel Caine
Parting is such sweet sorrow, according to the bards. I wouldn't know, myself. I never parted anyone." He mimed ripping someone in half, then got an odd expression on his face. "Well. Just the one time, really. Doesn't count. -- Rachel Caine
I can't simply adopt strays because they seem winsome. -- Rachel Caine
There are always a few, Claire, who like being told what to do instead of being required to think. And those are the ones you should fear. That goes equally for humans, I'm afraid. Critical thinking has become a sadly rare skill these days. -- Rachel Caine
Also,' Rodriguez finished, 'you looked totally hot on tv, and your sister looks pretty good naked. Now. Tell me about what really happened with Quinn. -- Rachel Caine
Survival," I said softly. "It's selfish, and it's dark, and we've always been a species willing to do anything to satisfy our needs. Individuals have morals. Mobs have appetites. -- Rachel Caine
Damn, girl. You space so hard, you ought to look into a career at NASA. -- Rachel Caine
As I leafed through the book in front of me and watched the dust swirl in the air, I wondered if maybe there was some evil dormant virus in the pages that would infect me, like the mummy dust that used to kill archaeologists. Death by research. That was not a glorious end. -- Rachel Caine
I meant it," I tell him. "Every bruise. Every cut. Get -- Rachel Caine
See? My plans don't all suck. Just most of them. -- Rachel Caine
Perhaps one day I'd be made a saint - the patron saint of fools and lovers, if those terms were not exactly the same. -- Rachel Caine
The problem with ruling by fear is that eventually, when the fear fades, fury replaces it. -- Rachel Caine
Don't bait the cougars. -- Rachel Caine
It smelled like Lysol and desperation. -- Rachel Caine
Hello! Your dear father is unfortunately very dead," he called. "And you said my dispersal system would never work! -- Rachel Caine
Unless you want to hang a This Vein for Rent sign around your neck, move already! -- Rachel Caine
Losing one pint of blood's an accident. Losing two is carelessness. -- Rachel Caine
My vampire boss, who would like to maybe be my boyfriend, just dropped in to tell me he was running away because Morganville's too dangerous. -- Rachel Caine
Science is a method, not a religion, yet it can be just as close-minded. Open minds here Claire. Always open minds. Question everything, accept nothing as fact until you prove it for yourself. -- Rachel Caine
Trav, if you cross us
"I know. You'll get me. I'll try not to pee all over myself in terror. -- Rachel Caine
Faster!" Shane yelled. Eve hit the gas hard, and whipped around a slower-moving van. The firing ceased, at least for now. "You see why I didn't want you to stop?"
"Okay, your father is officially off my Christmas list!" Eve yelled. "Oh my God, look at my car! -- Rachel Caine
Damn, Claire. Warn a guy before you do a face-plant on the floor next time. I could have looked all heroic and caught you or something -Shane -- Rachel Caine
It's part of the marriage vows. Didn't you read the fine print? To have and to harass. -- Rachel Caine
It's like disco inferno up in here -- Rachel Caine
Better to run toward something than run from something. -- Rachel Caine
News flash, lady. There are no queens anymore," Shane said. He loaded shells in a shotgun and snapped it shut, then searched for a place to strap it on that didn't interfere with the flamethrower. "No queens, no kings, no emperors. Not in America. Only CEOs. Same thing, but not so many crowns. -- Rachel Caine
Sometime, somewhere, life always comes to a fight, and peace always comes to an end. -- Rachel Caine
"Your brain. -- Rachel Caine
It's dreadfully unfair to say things like that when this is likely the last time we will speak and we both know you don't mean what you say. It's pure selfishness that you want to keep me here. -- Rachel Caine
This one is named Eve," I said. "And don't check my teeth like I'm your livestock. I bite back. -- Rachel Caine
You've been the least useless apprentice I've ever had. -- Rachel Caine
It's a guy thing. We have reactions to women in tight leather with whips. It's sort of involuntary. -- Rachel Caine
Run first,' Shane said. 'Mourn later.'
It was the perfect motto for Morganville. -- Rachel Caine
Michael!" Oliver's voice came faint through the front door. "Something you should see, my boy! Look out your windows!"
"Trap," Shane said instantly, and reached out to grab Michael's arm as he walked by. "Don't, man."
"What's he going to do? Make faces at me? -- Rachel Caine
Ah, Morganville. Where dressing to hide bloodstains was just good daily planning. -- Rachel Caine
I thought that you had stood up for the free will & rights of humans in this town."
"Depends on the human," Claire said. "As far as I know, Hitler had a heartbeat, and I wouldn't vote him to be in charge. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin: "There is no drama so great as that of a teenage girl."
Claire: "Except yours. -- Rachel Caine
An intriguing world where vampires rule, only the strongest survive, and romance offers hope in the darkest hours. -- Rachel Caine
He pulled out his personal journal and pen. Jess understood the impulse, all too well, to spill out the bile and hurt into ink, where no one could see it. He -- Rachel Caine
She was poison in a pretty bottle. -- Rachel Caine
The first purpose of a librarian is to preserve and defend our books. Sometimes, that means dying for them - or making someone else die for them. Tota est scientia. -- Rachel Caine
You were right," she said. "You were always right, about everything. And I will always love you, Sam. Forever. -- Rachel Caine
At least this way we're safe in a room with a door that locks. And the sign says they have HBO."
That stands for Horrible Bloody Ohmygod." Eve said. "which is the way they kill you. When you think you're safe. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin, drive carefully. Understand?"
He didn't. -- Rachel Caine
Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they'd consider wrong. Or at least risky. -- Rachel Caine
Eve: Shut up, we have zero time for you and your bullshit dramatics
Monica: Or what, you'll bleed on me, Emo Princess of Freakdomonia?
Claire: Fine. You come with us. If you get in my way, I'll kill you. -- Rachel Caine
Talk. I'll just wait' shall I? Because my mission to save this town is of no importance whatsoever next to your girl talk."- Myrnin
"Oh, shut up, you medieval drama queen" - Claire -- Rachel Caine
His eyes ignited into a color found only in the heart of the sun. 'Yes?'
'Yes, already. I'll marry you. Yes. Hell, yes. What am I, stupid? -- Rachel Caine
I liked you better when you were this timid little kid. What happened?"
"I started living with you guys."
"Oh, right. -- Rachel Caine
He was smothered by dread. Fear. A horrible sense of being hunted.
And then one of the automaton lions turned its head toward him. The eyes shone red. Red like blood. Red like fire.
They could smell it on him, the illegal book. Or maybe just his fear -- Rachel Caine
This is the biggest damn IPod I've ever seen," Claire said, which made him choke on his beer. "Kidding. I have seen a jukebox before. -- Rachel Caine
Gear up, Warrior Princess. We've got some adventuring to do. -- Rachel Caine
Claire:Now shane was talking sense?Wow was it opposite day? -- Rachel Caine
She'd started handcuffed, armed with a paper clip. Now she had a ten-inch strip of metal with sharp edges, handcuffs, and a paper clip. Her odds were improving all the time. -- Rachel Caine
Shane: "Bro," he said, in an injured tone, "I had to go out with a flamethrower, and you weren't there to see it."
Michael: "Pics or it didn't happen."
Shane: "Dude, little busy for pics. You know, throwing flame."
- Black Dawn -- Rachel Caine
Pics or it didn't happen."
"Dude, little busy for pics. You know, throwing flame. -- Rachel Caine
I'm a science nerd! Not a cheerleader.
- Claire Danvers -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin was heading for Kim when she picked up a crossbow lying on a table nearby and shot him pointblank in the chest.
He staggered backward, muttered, Not again -- Rachel Caine
See, I knew I could count on you for quality mayhem, my man. -- Rachel Caine
We're clear," she said. "You're kind of a psycho. I get that -- Rachel Caine
Shane's dad said, "I should have left you in the damn cage to fry, you ungrateful little bastard. You're no son of mine."
"Hallelujah," Shane said softly. Free at last. -- Rachel Caine
He kicked in the door with one casual blow, leaned in, and said, "Please don't run. I'm not in a good mood. Better if you just sit still."
He cocked his head and listened, then smiled. "Ah," he said. "And there he goes. You two wait here. -- Rachel Caine
Jack of all trades, master of none...He'd always thought knowing many things gave him strength.
Now it made him feel vulnerable. -- Rachel Caine
From Shane's Point of View:
Jester talking to Shane:
"What's the matter? You afraid you'd bite your skinny little girlfriend?" Jester laughed. "She's already someone else's, you know. I can smell the bite on her. He's marked her."
"Shut up," I said, and kicked him in the face. -- Rachel Caine
And somewhere in heaven, Versace sheds a single, perfect tear. -- Rachel Caine
Cliare: "You know what? I need you right now."
Claire: "Right now."
Shane: "Oh, that's so exactly what I was going to say." *dropping C. to the bed.*
Claire: "Jinxies -- Rachel Caine
Shane:you only love me for my abs
clair:shut up loser shift off -- Rachel Caine
And by the way, showers. Look into them, Doug! -- Rachel Caine
Hello again, I said to death. I was resigned, if not ready. -- Rachel Caine
I never forget," Myrnin said in a choked whisper. "Certainly not with your nails in my throat. They're quite an excellent mnemonic device. -- Rachel Caine
You come back to us or I swear, I'll find you, dig up your stinky corpse, and kick its ass until it freaking disintegrates. -- Rachel Caine
I can smell the crazy on that man from here. I have a nose for it. -- Rachel Caine
Stop lying by omission -- Rachel Caine
Harte sent one of her revived men after him, and Pat sent him back in boxes. -- Rachel Caine
Mom and Dad had a lot to answer for, she decided. She couldn't even be rude to evil
vampires who'd caged her boyfriend and were preparing to roast him alive. -- Rachel Caine
I almost get killed at most parties. Hence, you can tell that's how much I love them. -- Rachel Caine
karma's a bitch, and so am I -- Rachel Caine
It's a sad day when Myrnin is the safe choice, she thought. Apparently, he thought so, too, because he gave her a long, troubled look before pressing his thumb to a glass plate inside the room and opening the door. -- Rachel Caine
Because you know, I'm your best friend, but you're just not that badass, man. -- Rachel Caine
Hess laughed. "You know, I thought you were a mousy little thing when I first saw you, Claire, but you're not, are you? Not underneath."
Oh, I am mousy," she said."All this scares the hell out of me. But I don't know what else to do, sir, except try.
Even a mouse bites. -- Rachel Caine
This was like watching murder. Defilement. And it was something worse than either of those things. Even among his family, black trade as they were, books were holy things. -- Rachel Caine
Santi and Wolfe exchanged a look. Wolfe inclined his head a little to the side, with a strange, crooked smile. "You see? They're as bad as we are."
"Worse," Santi sighed. -- Rachel Caine
That, Claire thought, was a pretty good definition of love: needing someone even after you got what you thought you wanted. -- Rachel Caine
As she turned to concentrate on the portal, Eve tugged on Claire's shirt. "What?"
"Ask him where he got the boots."
"You ask." Personally, Claire wanted the vampire bunny slippers. -- Rachel Caine
She's nice when it suits her. That doesn't mean she's nice. -- Rachel Caine
Shane sat like a statue if a statue wore headphones and radiated angry coiled tension that made hair stand up on a person's arms. She felt like she was sitting next to an unexploded bomb, and given all of the physics she'd had, she understood what that meant. Talk about potential energy. -- Rachel Caine
People bond themselves into families and groups for protection, and strangers ... strangers are always at risk. -- Rachel Caine
Shane talking to Claire - "Hang on - Slow down. I'm not going anywhere. You know that, right? You don't have to put out to keep me here. Well, as long as you eventually ... " "Shut up" Claire said. -- Rachel Caine
Bite your tongue. My boyfriend is a rock god,baby. -- Rachel Caine
Shane:do we have a choice
michael:dont think so
shane:then screw im gitting tired lets go get eaten.at least then i can get some sleep -- Rachel Caine
He hung up on her. She'd just been hung up on by a disembodied brain in a jar. Fantastic. -- Rachel Caine
We're not exactly going to the wilderness, Shane. You don't have to take everything. There are vending machines. -- Rachel Caine
The Apocalypse must be near, because a guy is arguing against grilling. -- Rachel Caine
Because I'm a girl, Claire thought. She was barely able to contain the relief welling up inside her. Because we're all stupid and insecure and think that we're never, ever good enough. -- Rachel Caine
Shred all that, then take the pieces to the incinerator at the end of the hall for burning. I like to be thorough. -- Rachel Caine
In her experience, groups of friends like that just didn't open up to include underage, undersized geeks like her. They hadn't sounded mean, they just sounded - self-confident. Something she wasn't. -- Rachel Caine
You know what we call pedestrians in Morganville? Mobile bloodbanks. -- Rachel Caine
Ahh ... maybe we should be going," Shane said. "Ditch the shoes, Eve. We'll be running now."
"I love these shoes!"
"More than your circulatory system?"
Eve silently kicked off the stilettos and backed up. -- Rachel Caine
Oliver: Fear is the natural state of anything that dies. -- Rachel Caine
You know," I said to Michael, "my girlfriend took him down with a broken tree branch." "Too bad she isn't here," he said. -- Rachel Caine
Who's your daddy?'
Myrnin stared at him as if he'd gone completely mental. 'Excuse me? -- Rachel Caine
Shane: "Score," he said, and raised the crowbar in triumph. "Who's your daddy?"
- Black Dawn -- Rachel Caine
God, I needed you," he murmured. "I can't even tell you how many times I thought about this. The funny thing is, I don't need you any less now. I think I need you more."
~Shane~ -- Rachel Caine
Any requests on the kind of car?"
"Something with armor?" she said. "Oooh, and headrest DVD. Bonus for surround sound."
"Rocket launchers," Michael said.
"One hot yellow Hummer with optional mass destruction package, coming up. -- Rachel Caine
Oh, he is cute!" Shane said in a fake girly voice. "Gee, maybe we can ask him out!"
"Shut up, you weasel. Claire, hit him! -- Rachel Caine
As the resident dude, Shane was responsible for the acquisition of party favors, like glow-in-the-dark necklaces and drinks. Non-alcoholic drinks for Claire, of course, because I am a stern house mother even if I suck as a role model. -- Rachel Caine
Yeah, and by the way? How much does it suck that I'm an adult if I kill somebody, and not if I want a beer? -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin turned away to pick up his Ben Franklin spectacles, balanced them on his nose, and looked over them to say,
Don't do drugs. I feel I ought to say that. -- Rachel Caine
Desperate people do desperate things. You cannot be one of them. You must be better. -- Rachel Caine
I am not driving back home in a car with Bipolar Man," I said, and I meant it. "Seriously. I've got weapons." -Shane, Fall of Night -- Rachel Caine
Oliver: You turned me down. So why, I wonder, did you decide Amelie would be a better choice?
Claire: She smells better. And she made me cookies. -- Rachel Caine
-Eve: ' Well punch him in the face and then run like hell. -- Rachel Caine
Paul?" I said.
My voice shook a little. "It's Jo." Silence. I couldn't tell what was happening on the other end.
Then, very quietly, "Jesus."
"No, just Joanne, although I can see how you might make the mistake, coming back from the dead and all. -- Rachel Caine
I'm avampire. I havesecret powers ," he said with a full-on fake Transylvanian accent, which he dropped to say, "Actually, your mom let me in. -- Rachel Caine
Here's a tip ... If you leave a girl crying you're probably not doing your Don Juan routine right, asshole. -- Rachel Caine
That is disgusting, and I will never kiss you again." "Yes, you will," he said, and proved by pressing his lips to hers. She wanted to squirm away, just to prove the point but God, she loved kissing him. -- Rachel Caine
Mirnin: Where's Shreve? -- Rachel Caine
Some people come to Morganville and collapse," Michael said as he put the car in motion. "I've seen it a dozen times. But there are a few who come here and just - bloom. You're one of those."
Claire didn't feel especially bloomy. "So you're saying I thrive on chaos. -- Rachel Caine
Shane held the jewelry at arm's length, dangling it like a dead rat. No way in hell am I caught dead or alive wearing that. -- Rachel Caine
Because you've got guy parts, you're automatically a better mechanic than me? I don't think so, Eve said, and bailed out of the passenger side. -- Rachel Caine
She can go with us to the lab and keep Myrnin pinned down while we pull the plug, if he's not ... you know, better."
"Define BETTER with that guy."
"Not all fangs and raaaaar. -- Rachel Caine
He was a nice guy, middle-aged, a little tired, like most doctors usually seemed to be, but he just nodded and said,
"Let me take a look at him. Shane?"
"I'm not dropping my pants," Shane said. "I just thought I'd say that up front. -- Rachel Caine
Did you see my ninja move?That was fast, right?"
"You are not a ninja, Shane."
"I've watched all the movies. I just haven't gotten the certificate from the correspondence course yet. -- Rachel Caine
Shane talking to Claire -
"In this whole screwed up town, you're the only thing that's always been right to me," He whispered. "I love you, Claire -- Rachel Caine
She hardly felt the steps down the aisle, though she did feel the weight of all eyes on her as she walked. It was over in what seemed far too little time, and then her dad handed her off to Shane, and her heart almost stopped as his eyes met hers. -- Rachel Caine
Shane was sitting on the curb next to the old, cracked gas pumps, eating a candy bar. Claire plopped down next to him. "Half?" she asked.
"And now I know you're my girlfriend, since you're not afraid to demand community property," he said, and pulled off the uneaten half to hand it over. -- Rachel Caine
Happy birthday," she said. "And next time? Eat the stupid cupcake. -- Rachel Caine
And then it was between Shane and Claire on who retreated first. "Uou go," he said.
Shane and Pete exchangedblooks. "Seriously?" Pete asked.
"Yeah, she's like that," Shane said, and turned to her. "Because you're my girlfriend, and I'm not going unti; I know you're safe. How's that? -- Rachel Caine
Silver nitrate and water in a super soaker," he told her. "My own invention. Ought to be good at twenty feet, kind of like wasp spray."
Oh. "You get me the nicest things."
"Anybody can get jewelry. Posers -- Rachel Caine
Why?" Eve asked between breathless pants. she wasn't much of a runner either.
"Someone's coming" Shane said. "Shhhh."
Eve choked and strangled on a cough, and muttered "got to cut down on the cigarettes."
"you don't smoke," Claire whispered.
"then i'm completely screwed. -- Rachel Caine
I'm learning all the time."
"Well, you're a scholar. -- Rachel Caine
Claire stretched out against the wall and kissed it. "Glad to see you, too," she whispered, and pressed her cheek against the smooth surface. It almost felt like it hugged her back.
"Dude, it's a house," Shane said from behind her. "Hug somebody who cares. -- Rachel Caine
I am never taking a trip with either of you ever again.' Eve said. 'Ever.'
Excellent' Shane said. 'Then next trip, we hit the strip bar.'
I have a gun, Shane,' Eve sighed.
What, you think i actually loaded yours?'
Eve flipped him off, and Claire laughed. -- Rachel Caine
Stop using him, and start protecting him. I know he thinks he doesn't need it, but sometimes he does. Sometimes we all do. -- Rachel Caine
Oh, hey, Claire," she said, and blinked. "Where are you going?"
"Funeral," Shane said. On-screen, a zombie shrieked and died gruesomely.
"Yeah? Cool! Whose?"
"Hers." Shane said. -- Rachel Caine
Better be," Eve said. She mock-bit at his finger. "I could totally date somebody else, you know."
"And I could rent out your room."
"And I could put your game console on eBay."
"Hey," Shane protested. "Now you're just being mean. -- Rachel Caine
Welcome to Morganville.You'll never want to leave.And even if you do ... well, you can't. Sorry about that. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin said softly. And how is it that you do not understand that HERE, in THIS place, this girl belongs to me, not to you? -- Rachel Caine
I never meant it," he was saying.
"Never meant it to happen. Can't stand it,
seeing her suffer. Must do something, do something ... What do I do? What can I do ... ? -- Rachel Caine
I'm worried he's going to ... do something crazy."
"He lives in a hole in the ground, dresses funny and occasionally eats his assistants," Eve said. "Define crazy."
Claire closed her eyes. "Okay. I think he wants to put my brain in a jar and wire it into the machine."
Dead silence. -- Rachel Caine
He lives in a hole in the ground, dresses funny, and occasionally eats his assistants," Eve said. "Define crazy. -- Rachel Caine
She needs you for more than just protection. It's how it works. You want the strong girl, you understand that she's with you because she wants to be. Not because she has to be. You know that, right? -- Rachel Caine
He stepped forward and took both her hands in his cool ones. For a moment, she thought he intended to kiss her, and for a panicked moment she wasn't sure if she ought to stop him, wanted to stop him ... but then he just touched his forehead to hers and held it there. -- Rachel Caine
She was also wearing vampire bunny slippers. Myrnin had given them each a pair for Christmas, since they'd all found his so hilarious, and as Eve marched toward Claire, the rabbit slippers' mouths flapped up and down, their red tongues flashing and plush teeth biting the ground. -- Rachel Caine
Home," he repeated. "Home is where the heart is. Why don't you leave yours here? I'll take very good care of it. -- Rachel Caine
My, if I didn't loathe her so much, I'd admire her. -- Rachel Caine
Doorman: Good morning Mr. Peaknis
Mr. P.: Go to hell -- Rachel Caine
You, Monica said, leaning over her, really pissed me off, fish. I don't forget things like that. Neither does my boyfriend.
Brandon? Claire wheezed. Jeez, at least get one with a pulse! -- Rachel Caine
Hey, we had fun. In the sense of next to none at all, I mean. Next time, can we at least stop at a mall? May be see a movie? Avoid the mass murder of our enemies, maybe? -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin: "Oh, an all-night drive-through! I could murder a cheeseburger. Don't you just love this century?"
Oliver: "Focus, you fool. -- Rachel Caine
Eve: She told me last!
Eve: Crap. Right. Next time you sell your soul to the devil, I get first contact! -- Rachel Caine
Seriously," Shane said, "this kind of is the worst situation we've ever been in, right?"
"Speak for yourself," Michael said. "I got myself killed last year. Twice."
"Oh yeah. You're right - last year really sucked for you. -- Rachel Caine
Hard habit to break, friendship. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin," she said. "He didn't show up at the rendezvous." "And? Dude's crazy, in case you didn't notice recently. He probally went of the chase butterflys or something -- Rachel Caine
Suddenly the enormity of it crashed down on me . . . -- Rachel Caine
It's a good thing I've got to live with you two or I'd be putting this on YouTube later. And mocking you -- Rachel Caine
That's incredible ... I don't know
okay, well, you know, nobody's probably voting for me. I mean, I'm not Richard. I haven't gone out of my way to be responsible or anything. -- Rachel Caine
Of course, I thought I was badass at sixteen, too. Wait, I was badass at sixteen. Oh, yeah. -- Rachel Caine
I have no idea what that is, but yawn, anyway, just on principle. Eat up. Pancakes is brain food.
Apparently not grammar food.
Wow.You college girls are mean. -- Rachel Caine
The one taken underwater of Mel's garden of women, -- Rachel Caine
Run first, mourn later. -- Rachel Caine
There are three parts to learning: information, knowledge and wisdom, A mere accumulation of information is not knowledge, and a treasure of knowledge is not in itself, wisdom. -- Rachel Caine
Guys aren't deep enough to need CliffsNotes. -- Rachel Caine
So we do nothing?
Claire We do the best nothing you've ever seen.
Michael -- Rachel Caine
But hope was a malicious, jagged thing, all spikes and razors that churned and cut deep in his guts. Hope was a great deal like fear. Jess -- Rachel Caine
I'm more worried about you," she said. "You and trouble ... "
"yeah." She heard the smile in his voice. "We're like that. -- Rachel Caine
He had on a funny T-shirt, as usual. Today's featured acartoon figure running from a giant T. rex, and it read EXERCISE: SOME MOTIVATIONREQUIRED. -- Rachel Caine
Oh, Claire," he said. "You think me a far better man than I am. That's kind, and flattering."
"Are you saying that you -"
"Doughnuts!" Myrnin interrupted her and darted away, to zip back in seconds with an open box. -- Rachel Caine
Yeah, she was hot, all right, but I think she had the hots for you - kept saying how she saw you over at the Waterhouse last year and you were all, like, wow, amazing. It was like a menage a trois, only you weren't there, thank God. -- Rachel Caine
Don't play his game. Play yours. -- Rachel Caine
"No reason. I like my ladies with a pulse. -- Rachel Caine
The Morganville in her wanted to tell people to go home and be safe, but she knew that was verging on crazy. The world these laughing people lived in was a very different place. She was in a very different place. -- Rachel Caine
Oh, try not to sound so much like Mom - you don't have the ovaries (Monica Morrell - Last Breath) -- Rachel Caine
Stay where I am? Jesus Christ, what choice do I have? This house is twenty-five hundred square feet of tomb. I'm not alive. I'm buried alive. -- Rachel Caine
Take her home. And-"
"Say nothing- yes, yes, I heard you the first seven hundred times," Myrnin said, much too sharply. "I'm ancient. I'm not deaf. -- Rachel Caine
If you ask me if I'm imagining it again, I'm going to punch you out, Dead Man Walking."
Michael raised his eyebrows and glanced at Eve. "He doesn't sound crazy."
"Er," she clarified, "crazier. He sounds like he's back to normal, which is baseline crazy. -- Rachel Caine
Hurt me?" he asked. "How would you do that? By taking away everything I love? Everything I honour? You're too late, Hannah. Far too late. Fallon already did that."
Claire's terrible feeling suddenly condensed into a heavy, sickening weight. "He took Jesse," she said. "Fallon took Jesse. -- Rachel Caine
I so want his wardrobe,' Eve sighed. 'Is that shallow, or just strange?'
'Don't sell yourself short. It's both.' Shane said. -- Rachel Caine
Did you bring me a hamburger?
Did I-No,Myrnin,I didn't bring you a hamburger.Bizarre.He'd never asked for that before.
What good are you then? -- Rachel Caine
She was starting to feel a little like a hamburger at a dieters' convention. Nobody was likely to snack on her, but absolutely everybody noticed she was edible. -- Rachel Caine
I feel like I'm some kind of fugitive here, like I'm hiding from something. Maybe myself. -- Rachel Caine
we're just paper on a shelf, in the end -- Rachel Caine
He's named you heir apparent to the Apocalypse. Congratulations. -- Rachel Caine
Why did you destroy Manny's office, then?"
"That is the point of choking you," I pointed out. "Haste, please, if you want to live."
-Cassiel -- Rachel Caine
[Myrnin to Claire about their costumes of Pierrot and Harlequin, respectively]
"Don't they teach you anything in your schools?"
"Not about this."
"Pity. I suppose that's what comes of your main education flowing from Google. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin had been uncharacteristically quiet since they'd arrived, and she glanced over to see him frowning down at his flip-flops. He probably missed his vampire bunny slippers. -- Rachel Caine
The two of them might as well have been alone. It was the kind of look that people in love exchanged, or people who were about to kill each other. -- Rachel Caine
Claire controlled an urge to roll her eyes. "Badass crazy vampire scientist who's my boss."
"You realize no part of that sentence made sense, right? -- Rachel Caine
He broke the kiss and leaned against her, breathing hard. Good morning to you, too. Man, I just can't stay mad when you do that. -- Rachel Caine
My boyfriend is a rock god baby
(and not kiss-of-death(sorry)) -- Rachel Caine
One should never create tension between one's footwear. -- Rachel Caine
When things seem calmest, that is the time you should fear the most, it's when you have the most to lose. -- Rachel Caine
The back door popped open, and Claire, fairy wings all a-flutter, pulled Miranda inside. It was like a military operation, only with one hundred percent less camouflage. -- Rachel Caine
No," Shane said. "I'm not leaving you two here alone. We stick together."
"I'm still not kissing you," Michael said.
"Tease. -- Rachel Caine
I'm not dissing you, I'm ignoring you there's a difference. Dissing you implies I actually think you're important. Claire - Ghost Town -- Rachel Caine
Scoot over, man. I don't like you that much."
"Dick. That's not what you said last night."
"Bite me. -- Rachel Caine
Meditate?" I took my head out from under the pillow, shook dark hair back from my face, and rolled over on my side to look at him. "Excuse me, but the closest I ever got to having a spiritual awakening was dating a yoga instructor. Once. -- Rachel Caine
Hey, if you don't want to tell me, don't. But I can tell when you lie."
Ok, that was super creepy. "You can?"
He smiled grimly down at the dirty dishwater. "Nope. But see? You fell for it anyway. Careful, or I'll read your mind with my incredible vampire superpowers. -- Rachel Caine
He sounded harassed more than anything else, like mass home invasion was just something standing between him and morning coffee. -- Rachel Caine
But sometimes optimism is the only drug that works.
But it's sadly temporary in its effects. -- Rachel Caine
Bouncing in hoppy little circles like a demented Goth bunny. -- Rachel Caine
He rose to his feet and padded down the last few steps silently, came up behind Kim, and leaned over her to say, "I vant to drink your blood" in a heavy, fake Dracula accent. She shrieked, flailed, and a zombie ate her brains on-screen."! -- Rachel Caine
Can I come back and see you sometime?"
"Long as you bring me some chocolate," Gramma said, and smiled. "I'm partial to chocolate."
"Gramma, you're diabetic."
"I'm old, girl. Gonna die of something. Might as well be chocolate. -- Rachel Caine
Things happen. Things that physics and math and crap that gets measured in a lab can't explain. People aren't just laws and rules, Claire. They're ... sparks. Sparks of something beautiful and huge. And some sparks glow brighter -- Rachel Caine
Keys," she repeated, and slowly stepped back. "What do you mean, keys?"
"Car keys. As in, give them up. Now." Shane had that look
hard, and no bullshit. "We don't have time for your drama, Monica. Nobody does. -- Rachel Caine
That's convenient. -- Rachel Caine
I so rarely have the chance to field-test anything. Amelie is so conservative about these things -Myrnin -- Rachel Caine
He and his mother weren't close and never had been, really. In this, as in so much else in his life, Jess was alone -- Rachel Caine
Besides," Shane said "I want to see Monica's face when she catches sight of the two of you. Kodak moment. -- Rachel Caine
Go to hell and take that with you! She shouted it right in Amelie's face. Eve
was an exotic blaze of color against Amelie's white fury.
And then she slapped the Founder in the face. -- Rachel Caine
I wish the dryer were running, because man, I could use a good ... tumble dry.-Eve Rosser -- Rachel Caine
If you ask me if I'm okay again, I'm going to smack myself in the face just to punish you. -- Rachel Caine
I'm not a wilting flower, unless that gets me extraspecial treats. -- Rachel Caine
I am sorry my decisions do not meet with your approval, but nevertheless, they are mine, and the consequences are also mine. -- Rachel Caine
The vamp in McMann's stared at me. I guess he didn't like the Goth look. Most of them don't; somehow they think I'm making fun of them.
Which I totally am. -- Rachel Caine
What about e-mail? It is e-mail, yes?" Morley asked, leaning even closer. "E-mail is a kind of electronic letter. It travels through the air." He seemed very smug that he knew that.
"Well, not exactly, and would you please either BACK OFF or go find a shower? -- Rachel Caine
Me neither," Shane put in. "Homie don't play that."
"I wonder, sometimes, if your generation speaks English at all," Amelie said. -- Rachel Caine
MIchael went to her and put his arms around her.,and we can heard eve let out a little, sad sob as she melted against him.
Michael- "Shhh ... " he whispered. "It's okay baby -- Rachel Caine
Vita hominis plus libro valet! A life is worth more than a book. -- Rachel Caine
You looked like the sexiest woman in the world."
"Well, in fairness, I am the sexiest woman in the world."
"And you're always right."
"You are so brilliant to recognize that. -- Rachel Caine
Now play nicely, make-believe dead girl -- Rachel Caine
Right, that was awkward. Eve, you stay and ... , bake or something."
"The hell I will. -- Rachel Caine
It's your chili dog. Clean it up."
"It's your turn to clean."
"The house. Not your trash, which you can walk your leatherfaced-ass unto the kitchen to throw away. -- Rachel Caine
Afternoons are hard. Mornings are pure evil from the pits of hell, which is why I don't do them anymore. -- Rachel Caine
Did you talk to him about it?"
"Oh, sure. Nothing happened, yadda yadda. The usual. But my maydar went off like crazy."
"As in, he may be thinking about super hot sex with her. Like radar, only not as sure. -- Rachel Caine
I need to be a vampire," she said. "and I want one of them to make it happen. Michael will do fine. I don't care who turns me. The important thing is that if I change, I'll be a princess."
I was wrong. She was really crazy. -- Rachel Caine
Did he just say
"Yes," Claire said, smiling. "Yes, he did."
"Whoa. Guess I'd better stay alive, then. -- Rachel Caine
Wake me for the massacre, okay? Don't want to miss it. -- Rachel Caine
No, not you two. Stay here.'
'Does he just not get how unfair and sexist that is?' Eve asked. 'Men.'
'You really want to go first?'
'Of course no. But I'd like the chance to refuse to go first. -- Rachel Caine
Claire - "Go ahead. And thanks. Oh, and be careful?"
Eve - "Please. I am the queen of careful. Also, princess of punk fabulousness. -- Rachel Caine
I can handle Glory."
"Can you?" Eve asked. "Because I notice you never call her Gloriana. Just Glory."
He shut up. Which is probably about the only smart thing he can do, Claire thought. -- Rachel Caine
I just - we were talking, and we fell asleep. I swear, we didn't, um - '
'Yeah, you'd better not have ummed. -- Rachel Caine
You are so lucky I'm too tired to murder you right now. -- Rachel Caine
Bathroom, maybe? Which is where I need to go."
"Ooh, me, too," Eve said.
The boys rolled their eyes, like they'd planned it.
"What? It's what girls do. Get over it. -- Rachel Caine
Silence, and then Eve said, Okay, that was extra creepy, with whipped creepy topping. And this is me, changing my mind. -- Rachel Caine
Hold on, Claire Bear! Next stop, Crazytown! -- Rachel Caine
Shane? Thank God, somebody sane. Well, sane-ish. -- Rachel Caine
What was your name again?"
"No, I'm sure it's something else. That doesn't seem right. -- Rachel Caine
Bite Me!-Shane Collins to Eve Rosser.
The Morganville Vampire Series -- Rachel Caine
You're still here. No beer. I'm not corrupting a minor."
"But you're a minor," she pointed out. "At least for beer."
"Yeah, and by the way, how much does it suck that I'm an adult if I kill somebody, and I'm not if I want a beer? -- Rachel Caine
It's an illusion, control," Naomi said. "You ought to understand that by now, young Claire. We are never in control of our destinies, even the strongest of us. All we can hope to do is not be too badly damaged by events. -- Rachel Caine
The author wishes to thank: Good fortune, Godiva chocolates, and Slim-Fast -- Rachel Caine
Tell you what: you can be Glammera the vampire hunter. I'll stick with being manly and heavily armed. -- Rachel Caine
That's kind of a leap, but the Russian judge gave you a nine point five for style, so okay. -- Rachel Caine
studying some fronds -- Rachel Caine
Sorry, is my new Djinn name Mushroom ? Because I don't like being kept in the dark and fed bullshit, David. Just so you know. -- Rachel Caine
Mortals simply aren't what they used to be," he said. "A thousand years ago, you would have bartered your immortal soul for a crust of stale bread. Now I can't even get you to gamble at all, even for your freedom. -- Rachel Caine
We never wanted to conquer the world, only our fears. -- Rachel Caine
The world doesn't end, Claire. In the morning, the survivors start to build again. It's way of things. The human way. -- Rachel Caine
For a perversion of knowledge is surely worse than a lack of it -- Rachel Caine
You're always caring about strays and outcasts among us, myself included. You really are a very odd girl, you know; so little sense of what is good for you. -- Rachel Caine
David was holding Mona steady. I hoped he also had a little attention to spare to keep us unnoticed from the ground; seeing a Dodge Viper do a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in the desert sky might be a little hard to explain, even for UFO nuts. -- Rachel Caine
He began to realize how much he had to learn about how different the world was from the theory of it. Wolfe -- Rachel Caine
OMG OMG OMG, Shane is totally crushing on the new roomie! I can't believe it. I always pictured Shane going after blond beach hotties. Who knew he liked big brains and teeny little bodies? Although, to be fair, she is cute as a button. (Why do we say that? What's so cute about a button, anyway?) -- Rachel Caine
Maybe she'd seen too many Japanese horror movies, and maybe it was just a tingle of warning from generations of superstitious ancestors, but suddenly she knew that what Alyssa wanted was not to be saved, but for Shane to join her. In death. -- Rachel Caine
I think I just became psychic," he said. "Holy crap. -- Rachel Caine
He smiled, and it made his dimples come out. "I think I'm more Batman," he said. "You know, what with all the bats and nighttime activities. And Batman is much cooler." "Geek." His smile widened. "You say the nicest things. Haven't you heard? Geeks run the world now." -BLACK DAWN -- Rachel Caine
I'm a vampire, idiot. I don't have x-ray vision." "Some supernatural monster you are, remind me to trade you in for a werewolf, bro. Probably be more useful right now. -- Rachel Caine
You brought me grenades. You are officially the best girlfriend ever. -- Rachel Caine
The weather isn't what you think it is. Not by a long shot.
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin in Ill Wind -- Rachel Caine
Patrick walked in dressed in an utterly unmentionable bathrobe. I was pretty sure that Disney wouldn't have approved of what their cartoon characters were doing on that dark blue satin background. On the other hand, I was really glad he had on the bathrobe. -- Rachel Caine
I'm going to have to give him shit for all this,' Shane said, as he wandered around. 'He lives alone and makes his bed? Who does that?'
'People who like things neat?'
'Its not natural. -- Rachel Caine
Books and men left the same traces where they burned. The -- Rachel Caine
Your personal dignity was always more important to you than mere emotion, wasn't it? -- Rachel Caine
The unknowns wasn't full of terrors, it was full of undiscovered advantages. Better to run toward something than from something. -- Rachel Caine
And that was all of it. The machine stretched out in an endless, dizzying series of loops and whirls and weird mechanisms, sprouting wires like tree
roots. It didn't look real to her. Neither did Myrnin, as he turned to her with a barely concealed red glow in his eyes. -- Rachel Caine
You humans, always eating. I'll make you soup. You can eat it while you keep working." Myrnin set aside his book and walked into the back of the lab.
"Don't use the same beaker you used for poisons!" Claire yelled after him. He waved a pale hand. "I mean it! -- Rachel Caine
He pointed to himself. "Male and eighteen. What's your point? -- Rachel Caine
So don't preach at us like you're some kind of saint. You're just another sinner. -- Rachel Caine
It's not just a miracle; it's a miracle with chocolate. Best kind. -- Rachel Caine
Better broke than dead. -- Rachel Caine
Want me to warm up the sauce?"
"Do we do that? I mean, it's in a jar, right? Can't you just dump it over the pasta?"
"Well, you can, but it tastes better if you warm it up."
"Oh." Eve sighed. "This is complicated. No wonder I never cook. -- Rachel Caine
I'd blurted out the question only to keep him from noticing that I was working my hands free, but the Warden behind me, some young brown-haired surfer dude, yelled a warning. "She's getting loose!"
Narc. -- Rachel Caine
Unfortunately, mortal life is very fragile, and very short. Yours could be shorter than usual. -- Rachel Caine
Clarity confused me. I was far less forgiving and kind than the general state of disconnection in which I liked to live. -- Rachel Caine
Of course. What else? Why can't any of you guys ever come up with something that uses chocolate? -- Rachel Caine
What's her name? Claire, what's her name? -- Rachel Caine
Shane looked ... pale. Pale and shaken and - how predictable was this? - pissed. -- Rachel Caine
Don't," Michael said. It was soft, and it was a warning, through and through. "You try to hurt her again and I'll pull your arm off. -- Rachel Caine
Hell,' Shane spit in disgust. 'I can't hit a girl. Here, Claire. You hit her.' He tossed her the bat. -- Rachel Caine
Shane said, "Don't worry. I'll protect you."
Claire hit him in the shoulder. "I don't need you to protect me."
"Then why am I going first?"
"So you can take the first punch while I throw the second?"
"So I'm bait? Ouch. You've been in Morganville way too long, girl. -- Rachel Caine
Hell, I can't hit a girl. Here, Claire. You hit her. -- Rachel Caine
And without forgiveness, there is never any peace. -- Rachel Caine
Here, you are exceptional ... There, who knows? They might not value you as much as we do. -- Rachel Caine
Well," Naomi said cheerfully, "what's the worst that can happen?" They were silent, considering that, because there were just so many possibilities. But in the end, it was a better idea than Facebook. -- Rachel Caine
You are just landmark stupid, aren't you? Has Guinness called yet about that world record? -- Rachel Caine
See?" he said, with an unholy amount of glee. "I hardly broke any laws at all. I should drive more often."
"No. Trust me, you shouldn't," Eve said. "Think of all the little old people and the children. -- Rachel Caine
Books had become a symbol of trust and libraries places of peace and stability. In all the chaos of the world that counted people as different levels of worthy, the Library served all equally. All genders, races, levels of ability. It was the one place they could all be safe, p195 -- Rachel Caine
It's not the hair. You just
you're something else, Claire. It's like when all the rest of us don't know where to go, you ... just go. You're not afraid. -- Rachel Caine
Might as well go out flipping the bird to the powers that be killing us. -- Rachel Caine
it is totally awesome -- Rachel Caine
Did that remind anybody else of something?"
"Yes," Eve said, tapping her lower lip with a bloodred fingernail. "How much I need to shave her head while she's sleeping. -- Rachel Caine
His gaze brushed over her, abstract and hungry. "You burn so very brightly, you know"
"Yeah," she muttered. "You said. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin to Claire: If anyone comes to bite you while I'm gone - well, try not to attract attention. Die quietly. -- Rachel Caine
They've all got stories, Jess thought. I need to know them. Best of all, he could know them. He could learn anything here. It felt like limitless possibilities. -- Rachel Caine
Sure," she said, and hugged the laptop bag closer. "What could go wrong?"
Michael's eyes flashed to meet hers in the rearview mirror.
Besides everything, I mean," she said. -- Rachel Caine
She smells better," Claire said. "And she made me cookies. -- Rachel Caine
I guess in my beer-soaked mind it would all just magically work out, and she'd be so happy to see me she'd forget about everything else. Because everybody loves having the drunken self-pitying boyfriend banging on their door at, Jesus, four thirty in the morning. -- Rachel Caine
You never heard ofplugging her in ? My God, Myrnin, you made a vampire computer? -- Rachel Caine
Where's your sense of adventure?"
"Off on a beach somewhere with your sanity? -- Rachel Caine
Claire sighed. She supposed people always did like that sort of girl, and always would. And secretly? She envied Monica's confidence. Maybe just a little, traitorous bit. -- Rachel Caine
Eve: "Yo! Mocha!"
Oliver: "Yo. I am not your waitress. -- Rachel Caine
Always remember the words of Descartes: The reading of all good books is like conversion with the finest men of the past centuries. -- Rachel Caine
Just because he's a spider doesn't mean he deserves any less concern! -- Rachel Caine
Maybe you're not his type." Michael said
"Oh, now you're just being insulting. -- Rachel Caine
Me and normal have never really been on speaking terms. -- Rachel Caine
who's the Queen?"
"Her, of course. The White Queen. You're just like Alice, you know. Down the rabbit hole with the Mad Hatter. -- Rachel Caine
And before you ask, no, you're not driving, Myrnin. I remember the last time.'
'That accident was not my fault.'
'You were the only one on the road, and the mailbox actually didn't leap out in front of you. No arguments. You sit in the back, too. -- Rachel Caine
I just went to work for a vampire, was scared by a spider, and got knocked down by a tanning bomb. And that's just my day, not my week. -- Rachel Caine
Why don't you just get the bunny slippers with fangs Myrin? -- Rachel Caine
(Djinn are essentially vapor.)
"I blew him away. -- Rachel Caine
Don't diss me, Danvers. I'm warning you.'
'I'm not dissing you,' Claire sighed. 'I'm ignoring you. There's a difference. Dissing you implies I think you're actually important. -- Rachel Caine
You okay?" Eve asked her. Claire nodded, still gasping. "Yeah, I know. Terror Aerobics. Just wait until they get it at the gym. It'll be bigger than Pilates. -- Rachel Caine
He lives alone and makes his bed? Who does that? -- Rachel Caine
I've got a sense of self-preservation. OK, granted , it's still in the original shrink wrap but I've got one if I ever want to use it. -- Rachel Caine
You know," Shane said twenty minutes later, "I'd feel a whole lot better about the two of us if you didn't think I was the go-to guy for breaking and entering. -- Rachel Caine
This was ... This was sickeningly different. It was blind, unreasoning hate that just wanted blood and she didn't understand why. It left her feeling horrified and shaky. -- Rachel Caine
God, it was hot! Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken. -- Rachel Caine
THTL - too hot to live -- Rachel Caine
I think we can all agree. SHINEY. -- Rachel Caine
Nothing?Micheal!You're 'playing'!.IN PUBLIC? 'That's new?' Claire whisperd to shhane 'He hasn't played anywhere but our living room since-Teeth-in-neck mime 'You know Oliver' 'Oh.' micheal's face was turning pink.'just put it back,OK?It's no big deal! Eve kissed him. -- Rachel Caine
Follow my finger." He moved it around, tracking my eye movements. "Any blurred vision?"
"Well I think I'm hallucinating, because I see a big talking pile of crap." - Joanne Baldwin. -- Rachel Caine
Knowing Myrnin, there could be anything inside, from a body he'd forgotten about to his dirty laundry. -- Rachel Caine
You'd be surprised what people will do for money that they wouldn't do for
Myrnin. -- Rachel Caine
I would never build a lawn trimmer," Myrnin said. "What did the lawn ever do to me? -- Rachel Caine
The second bathroom's downstairs - that's kind of the emergency backup bathroom when Shane's in there moussing his hair for like an hour or something ... "
"Bite me!" Shane yelled from behind the closed door. -- Rachel Caine
I stand corrected. Afternoons are hard. Mornings are pure evil from the pits of hell, -- Rachel Caine
I'm good. And it's good to see you've kept up the tradition of getting the holy shit beat out of you,even when you're in a nice, civilized place. -- Rachel Caine
Jess had never imagined that someone would be so empty that they'd need to destroy something that precious to feel full. -- Rachel Caine
With the right books, we can change everything. -- Rachel Caine
Well," Claire said, "at least we have tacos. Everything goes better with tacos. -- Rachel Caine
Dear girls, I can let anyone get hurt because in my world, my safety and well-being come first. -- Rachel Caine
Breath, Myrnin said. I'm not much for it myself, but I hear it's quite good for humans.
-Myrnin. -- Rachel Caine
My dad used to say that life's a journey, but somebody screwed up and lost the map. -- Rachel Caine
You should have trusted me. I'm really tired of people not trusting me. -- Rachel Caine
even the required Smart Librarian glasses. -- Rachel Caine
Well, I can throw a mean comeback, so there's that. I will crush them on wit. -- Rachel Caine
I think I'd fall for you no matter what, Claire. You're kind of awesome. -- Rachel Caine
How'd you get to be so good at this?"
"I had a good teacher."
"Better not have been Myrnin or I'll have to kick his predatory ass."
"I mean you, dummy."
"Oh. -- Rachel Caine
Funny how physics didn't go away when you were murdered. -- Rachel Caine
Shane settled his flamethrower more comfortably on his shoulders. "Ladies? After you."
"Rude," Claire said.
"I was being polite!"
"Not when you have a flamethrower. -- Rachel Caine
She wanted to lunge over and kiss him. Well, ew, not really, maybe a hug. Or a hanshake.
Claire about Oliver -- Rachel Caine
You've turned into quite a bossy little thing," Myrnin said. "I think I might like it. -- Rachel Caine
Hannah: What's your plan?
Claire: Go get him
Hannah: Honey, that is not a plan. That's what we in the military call an objective. -- Rachel Caine
I have the feeling I've been -
unpleasant. -- Rachel Caine
And so the very institution we thought would bring the most light to the world has instead drowned it in shadows, and claimed that shadow as full sun. And we, poor blind creatures, have believed the lie. It -- Rachel Caine
Yeah, I know. Terror Aerobics. Just wait until they get it at the gym. It'll be bigge than pilates.
Eve -- Rachel Caine
Unfortunately, my army consists of one unreliable criminal, one girl with a
disability, and one incredibly foolish young vampire with a tanning issue. I am not confident. -- Rachel Caine
Rambo was a Green Beret," Hannah said. "Please. We eat those army boys for breakfast. -- Rachel Caine
Hey! Sorry, lady, but nobody's staking anybody at this party! I hung a disco ball for this. -- Rachel Caine
I'm your worst damn nightmare, Skeletor. I'm a vampire killer with fangs and a grudge. -- Rachel Caine
I don't know that it's particularly good for my writing process, but I have gotten some very valuable writing ideas and advice through Twitter and Facebook and other social network sites. -- Rachel Caine
Look, I hate good-byes, too. But sometimes, we need them just to survive. -- Rachel Caine
I knew we'd wear them down,' Eve said. 'After all, we really are amazingly cool.' And now it was Eve's turn for the high five with Shane. 'For a bunch of misfit geeks, slackers, and losers.'
'Which one are you?' Shane asked. She flipped him off. 'Oh, right. Loser. Thanks for reminding me. -- Rachel Caine
Ummm ... " She licked her lips. "Define fun."
"Quit doing that, jailbait. It's distracting. -- Rachel Caine
The only way to stop a rebellion is to crush it with blood and fire, and to wound them so they'll never dare to raise a hand again. -- Rachel Caine
Stop being so ... "
"I'm going with arrogant. -- Rachel Caine
You have ink in your blood, boy, and no help for it. Books will never be just a business to you. -- Rachel Caine
She was only eighteen."
"Old enough to vote, fuck, and know better, -- Rachel Caine
Hell's put in a skating rink," Shane said. "This is actually edible, Eve. -- Rachel Caine
Welcome," Vassily said, and smiled. He showed teeth. "To Immortal Battles. We don't fight to the death
we fight beyond death, in the world's most dangerous sport. -- Rachel Caine
You're much shorter than my mom." "Brat," she said, surprised into a giggle. "That's no way to talk to a vampire." "Bloodsucking brat." "Better" he said. -- Rachel Caine
When giants fought, ants were crushed. -- Rachel Caine
He dunked his tea bag and watched the results critically. I really must get a new supplier. This tea is pathetic. America just doesn't understand tea at all. -- Rachel Caine
Myrnin: Have we been introduced?
Frank: Probably not. Why, you asking me out, sweetheart?
Myrnin: You're not my type, darling. -- Rachel Caine
I hate traveling with amateurs. -- Rachel Caine
Eve: "We nearly got killed over ice cream."
Shane: "Another thing I don't want on my tombstone."
Claire: "You have others?"
Shane: "*first finger* I thought it wasn't loaded. *second finger* Hand me a match so I can check the gas tank. *third finger* Killed over ice cream. -- Rachel Caine
With some enemies, it's safer to let them destroy themselves. The -- Rachel Caine
You know it's desperate," she said. "Shane is going to the library. -- Rachel Caine
You stole my paranoia," she said. "I was going to say, 'Don't go.' But you're going to no matter what I say, aren't you? -- Rachel Caine
Oliver ... well. Who knew if Oliver's problem was the disease or just a bad attitude? -- Rachel Caine
It's called being polite; they probably didn't teach you that at home. Doesn't mean I like you or anything. -- Rachel Caine
I do hope nobody else here has any other surprises planned, because if you so much as think about harming one another, I will oblige them. This is neutral ground. Violators will be gruesomely and violently shown the error of their ways. Clear? -- Rachel Caine
Morely: You're trying to make me [i]Amelie[/i]
Oliver: Goodness, no. You'd look terrible in a skirt -- Rachel Caine
It's bad enough I have to be trapped in a car with you children. You'll do your best not to act like children. -- Rachel Caine
How can you smell this good after the kind of crappy day we've had? -- Rachel Caine
Your education or your life, Claire. I'd rather you be alive and a little bit dumber. -- Rachel Caine
That's brain tissue. How can you-?" Claire shut her mouth, fast. "Never mind. I don't think I wanna know."
"Truly, I think that's best. Please take it." He showed his teeth briefly in a very unsettling grin. "I'm giving you a piece of my mind."
"I so wish you hadn't said that. -- Rachel Caine
How you going to stop me, cupcake? Hit me with your book bag?"
"If I have to. -- Rachel Caine
Maybe we should go along," Shane said. "Strength in numbers, man." Michael smiled at Eve and shook his head. "After she bitch-slapped the Founder? Not a good idea. -- Rachel Caine
You sound disappointed." Shane's voice came out faint and thready, and he put his head back against the cushions as he squeezed his eyes shut. "Damn, I hate this. I really do."
I know," Oliver said. "Your blood reeks of it. -- Rachel Caine
There were a few things scarier than a bipolar vampire off his meds, but to be honest, not that many. -- Rachel Caine
No way they could threaten him, not even with Amelie; he'd already given Amelie the finger on the way out of Morganville and he clearly wasn't worried about her coming after him - or, if so, what would happen when she did. -- Rachel Caine
EVE:bite me chillie boy -- Rachel Caine
EVE:so thats the bathroom where shane spends houres doing his hair
shane:bite me -- Rachel Caine
You. O Positive. How many exits?"
"What? ... Oh shit, did you just call me by my bloodtype? -- Rachel Caine
Jason: I'm all for hobbies, but you think this is the time for origami? Whatcha making, a crane? -- Rachel Caine
I'm insane, not forgetful. -- Rachel Caine
You're not going to suck.'
'Not at the guitar, anyway,' Shane said, deadpan. Claire punched him in the arm. 'Ow. -- Rachel Caine
Tota est scientia
Knowledge is all -- Rachel Caine
Bite me. oh wait, you can't from way out there.
- eve -- Rachel Caine
Is it him?" Dad asked. "Did he get you into trouble?"
"Not me," Shane said. "I've just got that kind of face. -- Rachel Caine
Sure. Knock yourself out. No, really. Hammer to the head, works every time. Claire -- Rachel Caine
Jeez, Claire. If I didn't love you, you'd scare me. -- Rachel Caine
Boys. I'd turn gay if they weren't so sexy. -- Rachel Caine