[Day 17 of Book Challenge] Your favourite quote

Mine Till Midnight  - Lisa Kleypas Devil in Winter - Lisa Kleypas Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) - Lisa Kleypas Magic Strikes  -  Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds -  Ilona Andrews Angelfall  - Susan Ee The Eternity Cure - Julie Kagawa Eona  - Alison Goodman

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Mine till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas


“You’re not like any man I’ve ever known,” she said. “You’re not even someone I could have dreamed. You’re like someone from a fairy story written in a language I don’t even know.” 

“The prince, I hope.” 

“No, you’re the dragon, a beautiful wicked dragon.” Her voice turned wistful. “How could anyone have a normal everyday life with you?” Cam took her in a safe, firm grip and lowered her to the mattress. “Maybe you’ll be a civilizing influence on me.” He bent over the slope of her breast, kissing it through the muslin veil of her gown. “Or maybe you’ll get a taste for the dragon.” He found the bud of her nipple, wet the cotton with his mouth, until the tender flesh pricked up against his tongue. 

“I th-think I already have.” She sounded so perturbed that he laughed. “Then lie still,” he whispered, “while I breathe fire on you.” 


(Cam to Amelia)

Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas


“I was going to have to leave you anyway. Because I loved you too much to drag you
down with me."

My hand crept up to caress the rigid line of his jaw. "Why'd you change your mind?" I whispered.

"After I calmed down a little and had a chance to think, I figured . . . I love you enough to try and deserve you. I would do anything, be anything, for you.”


(Hardy to Haven)

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas


“Lately I've become so damned distracted that I can't make a decision about anything. I can't think clearly. I've got knots in my stomach, and constant pains in my chest, and whenever I see you talking to any man, or smiling at anyone, I go insane with jealousy. I can't live this way. I—" He broke off and stared at her incredulously. "Damn it, Evie, what is there for you to smile about?"

"Nothing," she said, hastily tucking the sudden smile back into the corners of her

mouth. "It's just… it sounds as if you're trying to say that you love me.”




“If your concern is that I may be overcome with manly ardor and ravish you in a moment of weakness… I may. If you ask nicely.” 


(Sebastian to Evie)




“I-I’m not making advances,” she told him as she flattened herself against his chest. “You’re just an available s-source of heat.” 

“So you say,” St. Vincent replied lazily, tucking the quilt more tightly around them both. 

“However, during the past quarter hour you’ve been fondling parts of my anatomy that no one’s ever dared to touch before.” 

“I v-very much doubt that.” She burrowed even further into the depths of his coat, and added in a muffled voice, “You’ve probably been h-handled more than a hamper at Fortnum and Mason.” 



(Evie to Sebastian)



Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews


“His Majesty needs a can-I girl anyway. And I'm not it."

"A can-I girl?" Andrea frowned. 

I leaned back. "'Can I fetch your food, Your Majesty? Can I tell you how strong and mighty you are, Your Majesty? Can I pick your fleas, Your Majesty? Can I kiss your ass, Your Majesty? Can I..." It dawned on me that Raphael was sitting very still. Frozen, like a statue, his gaze fixed on the point above my head. "He's standing behind me, isn't he?" Andrea nodded slowly.


"Technically it should be 'may I'," Curran said, his voice deeper than I remembered.


"Since you're asking for permission." Why me? "To answer your question, yes, you may kiss my ass. Normally I prefer maintain my personal space, but you're a Friend of the Pack and your services have proven useful once or twice. I strive to accommodate the wishes of persons friendly to my people. My only question is, would kissing my ass be obeisance, grooming, or foreplay?" 


(Kate on Curran and what he needs)




“Very well." He sat cross-legged on the floor of the cage. "You haven't run off so you want to talk. I will hear your explanation now."

"Really, Your Majesty? So good of you to condescend. I'll try to use small words and go slow."

"You're wasting my time. I know Jim betrayed me and you're covering for him. This is your chance to dazzle me with your brilliance or baffle me with your bullshit. You won't get another. When I get out, I won't be in the mood to listen.” 


(Curran to Kate on abetting criminals)




“Crazy Curran ranked right up there with monsoons, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.” 



(Kate on Curran)




“Curran scrutinized Mart’s face. “I can’t figure out if he wants to kill you or screw you.”

“I’ll be glad to make the choice for him.”

Curran looked back at me. “Why is it you always attract creeps?”

“You tell me.” Ha! Walked right into that one, yes, he did.” 


(Curran to Kate)



Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews


“The phone rang. I picked it up. 

“Are you sitting down?” Curran's voice asked. 




I listened to the disconnect signal. If he wanted me to sit, then I'd stand. I got up. The chair got up with me and I ended up bent over my desk, with the chair stuck to my butt. I grabbed the edge of the chair and tried to pull it off. It remained stuck. 

I would murder him. Slowly. And I'd enjoy every second of it.” 



(Kate and Curran doing to mating dance)


“I gave him my hard stare. “You're a control freak and I fight all authority. And you want us to mate?”

A wicked spark lit his eyes. “Many, many times.” 


(Kate and Curran)




“I almost had her."

Curran nodded. "I heard. And you could've taken her, too."

My voice came out flat. "Rub it in, why don't you."

He grinned. "No time for that now, maybe later."

I closed my eyes. There wouldn't be any later.

"Are you imagining me rubbing it in?" he asked.



(Kate and Curran)



The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa


“Well," I ventured as we left Salazar's office, stepping back into the long hallway. I glanced over at Kanin, Zeke and Jackal, and shrugged. "What now?"

Jackal rolled his eyes and stepped away from us. "What now is that I am going to relax for a few hours without listening to the lot of you whine at me. 'Ohhh, don't hurt the humans, ohhh, we have to save refugees from mole men, ohhh, Kanin's dying.' Ugh." He made a disgusted gesture with both hands. "It's enough to make me puke. I am going to the bar to get this taste out of my mouth. You all can do whatever you want.” 


(Jackal to Allison, Kanin and Zeke)


Eona by Allison Goodman


“There was a saying that the strength of a man’s steel was only known under the hammer of circumstance. If anyone had asked me a few hours ago, I would have said that nearly five years of boyhood had hammered me into constant fear and excessive caution. But now I realised it had done the opposite. It had shaped me into someone who stepped forwards and reached for what she wanted. It was too late for me to tuck my hands behind my back and wait like a good woman.” 



(Eona on life)



Angelfall by Susan Ee


“He runs his finger tips along my cheek, caressing my face. “Hush. I’m right here.” He looks at me with deep anguish in his eyes. Like there’s so much he wants to tell me but feels it’s too late now. I want to stroke his face and tell him that it will be okay. That everything will be all right. And I wish so badly that it would be.” 


(Raffe to Penryn)





“How long did you resist?” asks Uriel. “Did you push her away? Did you tell her she meant no more to you than any other animal? Oh, Raffe, did she die thinking you didn't care about her? How tragic. That must just tear you to pieces.” 

Raffe looks up with murder in his eyes. “Don't. Talk. About. Her.” 


(Uriel on Raffe holding Penryn)




“I never thought about it before, but I'm proud to be human. We're ever so flawed. We're frail, confused, violent, and we struggle with so many issues. But all in all, I'm proud to be a Daughter of Man.” 



(Penryn on victory)




“You're like a little girl demanding answers to questions during a covert operation. Why is the sky blue, daddy? Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is? If you don't stay quiet, I'm going to have to dump you.” 


(Raffe on Penryn)