Charlaine Harris

Born: November 25, 1951

Occupation: Author

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Charlaine Harris

And since I’m going to be in the neighborhood, you thought I might do as an escort? To an orgy?

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Do you sometimes wish you could fast-forward a week? You know something bad's coming up, and you know you'll get through it, but the prospect just makes you feel sick. I worried for about thirty minutes,...

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No matter what happens in public—no matter what—don’t doubt that I love you and care about your welfare . . . as much as I am able.

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Life should imitate romance literature far more often.

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You can hold on to me for as long as you want. Let go of the pain, Sookie". - Eric, Club dead.

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Did you ever think that if you told me where Bill's hiding his computer program, I would give you anything you asked for?" - Eric, club dead.

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Finally, I drew in a long breath. It was noisy and painful and just heaven.

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Okay," I said. "I'd hoped to avoid this, but... Bill, I rescind your invitation into my house." Bill began walking backward to the door, a helpless look on his face, and my brush still in his hand. Eric...

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Sometimes, instead of going down the road less taken, you just charge down the beaten path.

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They found the corpse in the closet of Alcide's apartment, and they hatched a plan to hide his remains." Eric sounded like that had been kind of cute of us. "My Sookie hid a corpse?" "I don't think you...

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He pulled my coat off my shoulders, looked at it with distaste, hung it on the back of one of the chairs pushed in under the kitchen table. "You are beautiful". No one had ever looked me in the eyes and...

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You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

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My first word for the New Year was 'exsanguinate.' This was probably not a good omen.

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Well, that's certainly... adequate," I told him, burying my face in his chest. I knew immediately I'd picked the wrong word. "Adequate?" He took my hand, placed it on the part in question. It immediately...

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We followed the bondage Bobbsey Twins across the crowded dance floor. Those leather shorts were an adventure from behind, let me tell you. And the pictures of Elvis decorating the walls were an education,...

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Most humans were on one big island, to the fairies, and that island was adrift on a sea called I Totally Don’t Care.

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Oklahoma is very beautiful, and Eric loves beauty, but he already has that in you.

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It wasn't often you ran into bondage/Elvis/whorehouse-themed vampire club

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I love you,” Bill said helplessly, as if he wished those magic words would heal me. But he knew they wouldn’t. “That’s what you all keep saying,” I answered. “But it doesn’t seem to get me...

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Oh. No wonder I'd been sick. I hadn't eaten anything since then. I'm a girl who likes her meals, so it hadn't been a weight-loss tactic. I'd just been too busy bumping from crisis to crisis. Go on the...

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Okay I've been stupid in the past. Not consistently stupid, but occasionally stupid. And I've made mistakes. You bet, I've made mistakes.

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You think that it’s not magic that keeps you alive? Just ‘cause you understand the mechanics of how something works, doesn’t make it any less of a miracle. Which is just another word for magic. We’re...

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When I thought of Eric with someone else, I wanted to rip out all his beautiful blonde hair. By the roots. In clumps.

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But in my book, it was basically bad taste to stare at someone's assets, no matter how much on display they were.

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No, I like you alive and warm and wiggling.

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That's just not right," Sam muttered. "Claude needs to keep his pants on.

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What I think I'll do is I'll do my best to yank Debbie out of me by the roots. And then I'll turn up on your doorstep, one day when you least expect it, and I'll hope by then you will have given up on...

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I would've asked him to bring a shovel and come to help me dig a body up. That was what a boyfriend should do, right?" -Sookie Stackhouse

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The god entered some women so completely that they became immortal, or very close to it. Bacchus was the god of the grape, of course, so bars are very interesting to maenads. In fact, so interesting that...

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People fidget. They are compelled to look engaged in an activity, or purposeful. Vampires can just occupy space without feeling obliged to justify it.

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When you've been really beaten, you realize that you are just an envelope of skin, an easily penetrated envelope that holds together a lot of fluids and some rigid structures, which in their turn can simply...

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Men sometimes have to leave their ladies alone, and ladies are not responsible for the bad manners of fools.

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She killed Lorena in a fight?" Eric's grin grew even broader. He was as proud as if he'd heard his firstborn reciting Shakespeare.

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Vampires should never say Uh-Oh!!

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You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.

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Hey, our hair's the same color," I said, eying us side by side in the mirror. "Sure is, girlfriend." Eric grinned at me.

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The last time I wore an animal hide; but this time I settled for this." Eric had been wearing a long trench coat. Now he threw it off dramatically, and I could only stand and stare. Normally, Eric was...

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I gave myself a mental shake. Snapping out of a slump, that was what today was all about.

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Only a group lack of imagination could account for people not wondering what went on in the dark around them.

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I had two cups of coffee, put Eric's jeans in the washer, read a romance for awhile, and studied my brand-new Word of the Day calendar, a Christmas gift from Arlene. My first word of the New Year was 'exsanguinate.'...

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It's a sad comment on humans that none of them are tolerable to one who can read their minds

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Why don't they just take him out?" I asked. I'm not politically minded, as I guess you can tell. Mr. Cataliades was smiling at me. "So direct, so classic," he said. "So American.

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But there's a juicy artery in your groin," he said after a pause to regroup, his voice as slithery as a snake on a slide. "Don't you talk dirty," I told him. "I won't listen to that.

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I snuck a look to see how Eric was taking this, and he was staring at me the same way the Monroe vampires had. Thoughtful. Hungry. "That's interesting," he said. "I had a psychic once. It was incredible."...

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You trust me?" Eric sounded surprised. "Yes." "That's . . . crazy, Sookie.

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I don't like having feelings," Eric said coldly, and he left. That was a tough exit line to top.

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I often cried when I got angry; I hated that. Crying just made you look weak, no matter what triggered it.

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I felt like a car that had only been operated by one driver… a car its new prospective buyer was determined to take to the Daytona 500.

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As the water pounded on my back, I reflected that I must be pretty simple. It didn't take much to make me happy. A long night with a dead guy had done the trick.

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Though I was standing in front of a mirror, I wasn't really seeing my reflection. I was seeing, very clearly, that—at the moment—I was all in the world that Eric could think of as his own. I had better...

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Why was it librarians had such a prim image? With all the information available in books right there at their fingertips, librarians could be the best-informed people around. About anything.

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Vampires. They wrote the book on possessive.

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...But also because I find I really do…" He paused, as if he were about to say something outrageous. "I find I have feelings for you." "Oh," I said into his chest, sounding as astonished as Eric had(...)"Eric,"...

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We could go back," he said. In the dome light of the car, his face looked hard as stone. "We could go back to your house. I can stay with you always. We can know each other's bodies in every way, night...

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What had set the fae world off? I`d never seen one. Now you couldn`t throw a trowel without hitting a fairy.

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I drank lots of water and orange juice and took a multivitamin and iron supplement for breakfast, which was my regimen since Bill had come into my life and brought (along with love, adventure, and excitement)...

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I am here," Eric said. "And I am here." I was a little amused at Eric's phone answering technique. "Sookie, my little bullet-sucker," he said, sounding fond and warm. "Eric, my big bullshitter.

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Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.

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His eyes were still like caves with ghosts dwelling in their depths.

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I held on to my better nature by my fingernails but I held on.

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There's not much I dislike more than being addressed as "Hey you" and being poked with a finger.

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Maybe she was being so hoity-toity because she didn't have her own fairy godmother.

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If it's easy to be friendly she will be. If the wind blows the other way her friendship will be gone. And I'm thinking the wind is blowing the other way. She has found some other way to be an important...

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I said the first thing that came into my head unfortunately. "Save the drama for your mama " I told her just like an eleven-year-old.

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My mother finally took me to a child psychologist, who knew exactly what I was, but she just couldn’t accept it and kept trying to tell my folks I was reading their body language and was very observant,...

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Men! Dead or alive, they could be exactly the same.

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JB’s mother had taught him early on that appreciated women are happy women.

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It was somehow degrading, craving someone so... voraciously - another good calendar word - just because he was physically beautiful. I hadn't thought that was something women did, either.

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I'd have to say no, people don't change, but they can learn to behave differently.

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A piece of happiness should never be taken as due.

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I added to my mental list of the odd things I'd done that day. I'd entertained the police, sunbathed, visited at a mall with some fairies, weeded and killed someone. Now it was powdered-corpse removal...

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Sookie, what have we done? And to whom?" "I killed a chicken. And I cooked it." "Sookie, Sookie. My bullshit meter is reading that as a false." -Eric Northman, Sookie Stackhouse

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Eric, what are you doing?" "Snuggling." "Get out of my bed!" -Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman

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Better to be screwed physically than financially.

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The world seemed a bad and terrible place, all its denizens suspect, and I the lamb wandering through the valley of death with a bell around my neck.

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By the way, I haven't heard an 'I'm sorry' from you yet." My sense of grievance had overwhelmed my sense of self-preservation. I am sorry that the maenad picked on you." I glared at him. "Not enough,"...

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Let go," he advised me, and I loosened my grip on his hands. "No, not of me," he said, smiling. "You can hold on to me as long as you want. Let go of the pain, Sookie. Let go. You need to drift away."...

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Ha," I said. "Oh, ha-ha. Yeah, ’cause they love me. You see how many vampires are up here? Zero, right?" One," said Eric, stepping out of the stairwell.

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I had never seen so many cute men in one place in my life. But I could tell they were not for me. Russell was like the gay vampire Hugh Hefner, and this was the Playboy Mansion, with an emphasis on the...

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It was like being around a particularly irritating two-year-old.

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I have lived one step away from losing my mind for years. I am quick and accurate in spotting unstable streaks in others.

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Jason's favorite person in the entire universe was Jason Stackhouse.

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My bodyguard was mowing the lawn in a pink bikini when the body fell from the sky.

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There’s no way you can kill someone and get to the other side of the experience unchanged.

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The average woman would not be pondering how fast her date could kill her, but I’ll never be an average woman.

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They say when one door shuts, another one opens. But they haven’t been living at my house. Most of the doors I open seem to have something scary crouched behind them, anyway.

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Could I tell them I was sorry their loved one was dead, when he’d tried to kill me? There was no rule of etiquette for this; even my grandmother would have been stymied.

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In the world I lived in, the world of human people, there were ties and debts and consequences and good deeds. That was what bound people to society; maybe that was what constituted society. And I tried...

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It's probably a bad indicator of your lifestyle when you miss your ex-boyfriend because he's absolutely lethal.

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Something always turns up. It always seems darkest before the dawn. When God closes a door he opens a window. All things happen for a reason. Into every life a little rain must fall. What doesn't kill...

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We might be on the same page, but I wasn't happy about reading it.

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There was enough tension in the room to send a fleet of the nervous running for their tranquilizers.

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I could tell Hugo was convinced that he would get to walk back up these stairs: after all, he was a civilized person. These were all civilized people. Hugo really couldn't imagine that anything irreparable...

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My bullshit meter is reading that as 'false'.

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Finally, a human man saw me as intensely valuable. Just my luck he was happily married and thought I was a freak.

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I dipped into his brain. He wasn't happy that I wasn't wearing a bra, because my boobs distracted him. He was thinking I was a bit too curvy for his taste. He was thinking he'd better not think about me...

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Eric was holding my hands, and I was digging my nails into him like we were doing something else. He won't mind, I though, as I realized I'd drawn blood. And sure enough, he didn't. "Let go," he advised...

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The fundamentalists were equally stymied. “We were worried about Adam and Steve,” a Baptist minister said. “Should we have been more worried about Rover and Fluffy?

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You might have been paid back enough to suit you" I said, "but I don't know if you've been paid back enough to suit me.

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As it was, I couldn't escape the feeling that I was out of my element. I found myself thinking of a book I'd left half-read at home and wishing I'd stuck it in my purse so I could pull it out now.

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He managed to convey indifference, contempt, and boredom in the one word.

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It wasn't enough to be kidnapped, I had to be insulted too.

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Eric,” she said, “maybe someday one of the waitresses will get pregnant, and we can go to a baby shower!” “That would be something to see,” said Eric

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All the pictures on the walls, they all white as lilies and smiling like alligators.

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Sookie, my little bullet-sucker" Eric, my big bullshitter

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So, on the whole, I'd have to say that no, people don't change, but they CAN learn to behave differently. I want to believe otherwise. If you have an argument that says I'm wrong, I'd be glad to hear it.

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The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else. But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.

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I have a big hole in my heart," I said. "But it'll close over." I don't want to sound all Dr. Phil," she said. "But don't let the scab seal the pain in, okay?" That's good advice," I said. "I hope I can...

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Glass shattered, vampires roared, humans screamed. The noise battered at me, just as the tidal wave of scores of brains at high gear washed over me. When it began to taper off, I looked up into Eric's...

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Hey, our hair's the same color," I said, eyeing us side by side in the mirror. Sure is, Girlfriend." Eric grinned at me. "But are you blond all the way down?" Don't you wish you knew?" Yes," he said simply....

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Don’t you just hate nights like that, when you think over every mistake you’ve made, every hurt you’ve received, every bit of meanness you’ve dealt out? There’s no profit in it, no point to it,...

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You never told me all this before," I said, by way of explanation. "You all have divided up America into kingdoms, is that right?

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I am self-educated from genre books.

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God bless the American spectator.

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They say there's no harm in daydreaming, but there is.

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Who wants a bag of bones?” he said, with absolute sincerity. “I don’t want to hurt myself on the sharp edges of the woman I’m bedding.

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Well in two months, it'd be sunbathing time. That made me smile. I enjoyed lying in the sun in a little bikini, timing myself carefully so I didn't burn. I loved the smell of coconut oil. And I don't want...

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Come on," I said, taking his hand. Clutching the afghan with the other hand, he trailed down the hall after me, a snow white giant in tiny red underwear.

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I hate witches. Humans had the right idea, burning them at the stake.

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As I climbed up into the high old bed, the large fly in my personal ointment did the same. Had I actually told him he could get in bed with me? Well, I decided, as I wriggled down under the soft old sheets...

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Because he sounded so lost-the Eric I knew had never been one to do anything other than assume others should serve him-I patted around under the covers for his hand. When I found it, I slid my own over...

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I am a woman, hear me roar," I said. Gosh, what prompted that?" Amelia asked, and I jumped

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This must be the legendary Yankee rudeness

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Eric was incensed, to use a good entry from my word of the day Calender. In fact his eyes were almost throwing sparks he was so angry. "This woman has been mine, and she will be mine" he said in tones...

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Should I just bite you, and end it all?", he whispered. "I would never have to think about you again. Thinking about you is an annoying habit and one I want to be rid of.

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It was one of God's jokes that such a dumb mind had been put in such an eloquent body.

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You'll have to ask Bill that, Sookie. And this is the only reason we're going? You're not cleverly using this as an excuse to make out with me?" "I'm not that clever, Eric." "I think you deceive yourself,...

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Wow," I said, since it was all I could think of to say. "Wow. That's some outfit." When you've got a big guy wearing Lycra it doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. I resisted the temptation to...

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And by golly, love sure was a battlefield. Benatar was right about that.

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Angelic Sookie, vision of love and beauty, I am prostrate that the wicked evil maenad violated your smooth and voluptuous body, in an attempt to deliver a message to me. -Eric

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Everyone thinks I'm crazy, you know, because I can't tell them the truth; which is, that I'm driven crazy by all these thoughts, all these heads.

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For awhile I taped soap operas and watched them at night when I thought I might be forgetting what it was like to be human. After a while I stopped, because from the examples I saw on those shows, forgetting...

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Oh come on Pam, they're funny. They're like humans but miniature...tea cup humans!

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I've got libraries in my blood.

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Bubba made a sound of disapproval "You're not supposed to be kissing on anybody else, Miss Sookie" he said "Bill said it was okay, but I don't like it.

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My gran had always told me that a woman--any woman worth her salt--could do whatever she had to.

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I met Elvis in your woods one night,” Terry said. One of the EMTs had given him a shot, and I thought it was beginning to work. “I knew I was nuts then. He was telling me how much he liked cats. I...

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I had never realized a woman could have to struggle to keep her hands off a man, but here I was, digging my nails into my palms, staring at the inside of my eyelids as though I could maybe see through...

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If I have to choose between you and me - I like me better.

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You just don't want a vampire pissed off at you.

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Oh, God, puppy dog eyes. From a six-foot-five ancient Viking vampire.

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you have to play it out sometimes.

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It was beautiful Eric, who desired me, who was hungry for me, in a world that often let me know it could do very well without me.

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I'll show up at every classroom open house and teacher conference,' she said, now in a voice that was almost frightening in its intensity. 'I'll bake brownies. My child will have new clothes. Her shoes...

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Sweetheart," Bill said formally, "I have always loved you, and I will be proud to die in your service. When I'm gone, say a prayer for me in a real church.

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You take I-55 south, and you'll run into I-20. Or you could take..." I was about to be overloaded with information. "Oh that sounds just perfect. Let me do just that, or I'll lose track." Sure, glad I...

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[Eric:] "I'm hoping that the more you see me, the more I'll grow on you." [Sookie:] "Like a fungus?

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It's hard not to respond when a master of the art of kissing is laying one on you.

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I knew, as sure as I knew my name, that tomorrow he would send me another coat, in a big fancy box, with a big bow on it. It would be the right size, it would be a top brand, and it would be warm. ..................

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all my bounce has gone flat, like soda with the top left off.

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Do I look like I have anything ?" I asked him, in a reasonable voice. He looked as unnerved as the nurse had. He said, "Sorry," and backed away. I took a step after him. I screamed, "I HAVE NOTHING!" And...

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Hoyt was by himself right under one of the portable lights rigged up for the occasion. He had his hands thrust in his pockets, and he looked more serious than I’d ever seen him. There was something strange...

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I’d never seen anything like it. First a trial, then a few murders, then dancing. Life goes on. Or, in this case, death continues.

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Easy to exemplify my true feelings towards him

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Just because one of Arlene's husbands was a murderer is no reason for me to be ugly

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There were definitely parts of my character I didn’t approve of, and maybe from time to time I had moments when I didn’t like myself much. But I got through each day as it came to me, and so far I’d...

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I want to be first. I know that’s selfish, and maybe unattainable, and maybe shallow. But I just want to come first with someone. If that’s wrong of me, so be it. I’ll be wrong. But that’s the...

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This was an unpleasant trend. I didn’t want a lot of guys popping in and out of my bedroom. I wanted one who would stay.

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Eric turned to me, kissed me on the lips very lightly, and looked at my face for a long moment. “He’ll spare you,” Eric said, and I understood he wasn’t really talking to me but to himself. “You’re...

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If I was getting harder, it was in response to the world around me.

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The vampire is not a bad man, and he loves you

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Trees had died to make these forms, and that seemed a great pity to me.

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If this were the fifties, she’d be checking Sam’s collars for lipstick stains. (Did people do that anymore? Why did women kiss collars, anyway? Besides, Sam almost always wore T-shirts.)

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I stroked Eric's hair, tucking some behind his ear. His eyes on mine were intent, and I knew he was waiting for me to speak. "I wish," I said, "I could save orgasms in a jar for when i need them, because...

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My brother, Jason, came into the bar, then, and sauntered over to give me a hug. He knows that women like a man who's good to his family and also kind to the disabled, so hugging me is a double whammy...

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It was time to pull my moral socks up and behave myself.

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My favorite fantasy? You come down into my daytime resting place stark naked," he said, and I could see the gleam of his teeth as he smiled. "Oh, wait," Bill said. "That's already happened.

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I love him," I said, but even to my own ears I didn't sound happy about it.

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Appius Livius Ocella made mistakes in his whole long existence. Perhaps changing Eric was his finest hour. He created the perfect vampire. Eric's only flaw is you.

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We could go back to your house. I can stay with you always. We can know each others bodies in every way, night after night. I could love you. I could work, you would not be poor. I would help you.

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I wish," I said. "I could save orgasms in a jar for when I need them, because I think I have a few extra.

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Bill said, "She is mine." I wondered if my hands would move. They would. I raised both of them, making an unmistakable one-fingered gesture. Eric laughed, and Bill said "Sookie!" in shocked admonishment....

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Food that walked and talked, that was us. McPeople.

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It’s called Two and a Half Men,” Dermot was telling his guest. “I understand,” Bellenos said. “Because the two brothers are grown, and the son isn’t.” “I think so,” Dermot said. “Don’t...

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I so seldom had to dispose of a human body myself, I was at a loss. Fairies turned into dust, and vampires flaked away. Demons had to be burned. Humans were very troublesome.

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I gripped the stapler even harder and felt like a fool planning to battle a crazy man with a stapler that even, I suddenly remembered, contained no staples. Well, strike that line of defense.

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What are you, Zen Master Fang?

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But men are less used to the idea of being raped than women are, and it strikes them with a fresh horror. With women, that horror comes right along with the female genitals.

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The note, which had been written on one of the pads I kept around for grocery lists, said, "My lover, I came in too close to dawn to wake you, though I was tempted. Your house is full of strange men. A...

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You won't find a vampire in a Ford Fiesta

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I hurt with you. I bled with you - not only because we're bonded but because of the love I have for you. -- Eric Northman

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Pam: "Claude, the mouthwateringly beautiful asshole?

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I could just envision Sam imagining that I wanted him to go out to the lake with me, only to be confronted by Jannalynn and whatever she thought of as a romantic dinner -- live rabbits they could chase...

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Not a creature was stirring, not even an elf.

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Charlaine Harris

Pam said, "Sookie, I brought you something, too. I never thought I'd want to spend time with a human, but you're more tolerable than most ...

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Charlaine Harris

The night swelled with magic; not the beneficent kind of love-magic that sweeps couples away, but the kind of magic that rips and tears, the enchantment that creeps out of the woods and pounces.

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Charlaine Harris

This letter is written on the skin of one of the water sprites who drowned your parents.' 'Ick!' I cried, and dropped the letter on the kitchen table.

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Charlaine Harris

If Hunter hadn't been there, I would've picked up the phone to call Eric. I would've asked him to bring a shovel and come to help me dig a body up. That was what a boyfriend should do, right? But I couldn't...

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Charlaine Harris

Gay rights is just one of the social issues I'm interested in. I think that people might be less tense about it if we would all accept the fact that not everyone is wired the same way.

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Charlaine Harris

A year ago,' I said, 'you wouldn’t have asked this of me.' 'A year ago,' he answered, 'you wouldn’t have hesitated to drink.' I crossed to the desk and tossed it down.

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Charlaine Harris

I'd been blindsided with the most painful knowledge: the first man to ever say he loved me had never loved me at all. His passion had been artificial. His pursuit of me had been choreographed.

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Charlaine Harris

Sookie," Eric said. I didn't think he'd heard a word. "Yield to me." Well, that was pretty direct.

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Charlaine Harris

If it pleases you and you can write at all, it's gonna please somebody else.

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Charlaine Harris

I don't write the kind of 'happily ever after' that romance readers enjoy.

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Charlaine Harris

I certainly think we're going to see more and more graphic novels and more illustrated novels.

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Charlaine Harris

Silver, gold - I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things.

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Charlaine Harris

I've often wished when I started a book I knew what was going to happen. I talked to writers who write 80-page outlines, and I'm just in awe of that.

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Charlaine Harris

If I quit having fun, then it's time for me to quit working.

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Charlaine Harris

People are really interested in the concept of eternal youth in this plastic-surgery culture.

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Charlaine Harris

The Sookie Stackhouse novels were selling well before the TV show, but the TV show led to a lot more exposure and readers. And a lot went on to read my other work. It was a wonderful thing for my bank...

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Charlaine Harris

I'm supposed to be a christian, but most days I don't feel like I can even presume to say that about myself any longer. I have a lot of mad left over. When I can't sleep, I think about the other people...

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Charlaine Harris

As exits go, that's a good one." It was pretty hard to have the last word with a vampire.

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Charlaine Harris

Coffe is the perfume of morning.

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Charlaine Harris

I was surprised to find out there was a direct line from my palm to my, my, hootchie.

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Charlaine Harris

You've reached Fantasia, where the undead live again every night," "For bar hours, press one. To make a party reservation, press two. To talk to alive person or a dead vampire, press three. Or, if you...

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Charlaine Harris

Sookie: Is Eric around?" Pam: "He is enthralling the vermin,

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Charlaine Harris

How is Eric?' 'Very tightly wound. Plus, a lot of stuff happened that he'll tell you about.' 'Thanks for the warning. I'll go to the house now. You're my favorite breather.' 'Oh. Well ... great.' She hung...

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Charlaine Harris

We want to climb in with you,' Dermot said. 'We'll all sleep better.' That seemed incredibly weird and creepy to me - or maybe I only thought it should have. I was simply too tired to argue. I climbed...

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Charlaine Harris

As I watched Bill, waiting with apparent calm for death to come to him, I had a flash of him as I'd known him: the first vampire I'd ever met, the first man I'd ever gone to bed with, the first suitor...

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Charlaine Harris

Then was ashamed of myself. I should be happy for what I'd been given. I hoped God hadn't noticed my lapse in appreciation.

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Charlaine Harris

Self-pity is like chocolate; as you get older, you can only afford a little bit.

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Charlaine Harris

I did what I have been told to do by my queen. In so doing, I fell into a trap I couldn't escape. I still can't." "The trap of LUUUUVVVV, I thought sarcastically. But he was too serious, too calm, to mock.

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Charlaine Harris

I didn't know what to think about first: me seeing Claude naked, Claude seeing me naked, or the whole fact that we were related and naked in the same room. (Sookie Stackhouse, Dead in the Family)

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Charlaine Harris

Are you a prude?' He seemed genuinely curious. 'No!' But after a second, I said, 'But may be compared to you, yes! I like my privacy. I get to decide who sees me naked. Do you get my point?' 'Yes. Objectively...

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Charlaine Harris

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on.

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Charlaine Harris

Look, how come he showed up now? When you have other fairies in the woods? And does that sound crazy when you say it out loud, or what?

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Charlaine Harris

A dog – a collie – went up to Eric, looked up at his face, and growled. “Shoo,” Eric said, making an imperious gesture with his hand.

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Charlaine Harris

Eric followed Vlad Tepes’s stubby finger, identifying me as the future Happy Meal. Then he stared at Dracula, looking up from his kneeling position. I couldn’t read his face at all, and I felt a stirring...

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Charlaine Harris

I’d always enjoyed life, and I knew I would again. But I was going to have to slog through a lot of bad patches to get there

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Charlaine Harris

I abjure you,” Alcide said. Colonel Flood winced, and young Sid, Amanda, and Culpepper looked both astonished and impressed, as if this were a ceremony they'd never thought to witness. “I see you no...

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Charlaine Harris

I was embarrased, horrified and absolutely ready to jump him!

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Charlaine Harris

‎Should we do this now?" Pam gave an almost inaudible snort. She was smiling in the glow of the streetlight, suddenly exhilarated. "You waiting for an engraved invite?" Lord save me from sarcastic vampires.

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Charlaine Harris

Come on, lover, let's have a look," Eric said, giving me a quick kiss. He jumped off the back porch with me still attached to him—like a large barnacle

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Charlaine Harris

Softie was not a word you could use in the same sentence as Eric.

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Charlaine Harris

Snow, here?" Eric was as delighted as a child. "I love snow!" Why was I not surprised? "Maybe we will get snowed in together," he said suggestively, waggling his blond eyebrows.

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Charlaine Harris

My eyes flew open, and I pushed back against rock-hard shoulders. I let out a little squeak of horror. "It's me," said a familiar voice. ..."Eric, what are you doing here?" "Snuggling.

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Charlaine Harris

No matter how we suffer, we have an obligation to others. We have to be unselfish enough to try to live in the right way, so others can get through their own lives without us fouling them up.

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Charlaine Harris

(Sookie's Thoughts on Debbie Pelt) she had been cruel to Alcide, insulted me grievously, burned a hole in my favorite wrap and—oh—tried to kill me by proxy. Also, she had stupid hair.

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Charlaine Harris

Sookie, it is not your blood I love. I love you. Your heart, your mind, your soul... you have brought light back into my life

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Charlaine Harris

i was momentarily sidetracked by the vision of Eric herding a cow into a trailer and driving it to the shoulder of the the interstate and shooing it into the trees.

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Charlaine Harris

Woo woo, secret vampire stuff!

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Charlaine Harris

Fiction just makes it all more interesting. Truth is so boring.

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Charlaine Harris

i hate not knowing what i did." _Eric

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Charlaine Harris

You were so sweet when you didn't know who you were.

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Charlaine Harris

When you're a professional you do your job no matter what gets in the way. You might take a sick day, you might take a personal day, but then you show back up or you won't get paid. Everyone develops his/her...

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Charlaine Harris

You know I love you more when you're cold and heartless.

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Charlaine Harris

Leave the girl alone, Clete, and let's get back on the road," the tall driver said, and his voice had that "I'm done with you" edge to it. "I don't know who this guy is, but I don't think he changes into...

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Charlaine Harris

May I search it?" she asked. "We screen for weapons." I stared at her, always a risky thing to do to a vampire. "Of course not. I have no weapons.

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Charlaine Harris

Life had sure been simpler when I hadn't dated.

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Charlaine Harris

Eric moved the broom experimentally and made an attempt to sweep the glass into the pan while it lay in the middle of the floor. Of course, the pan slid away. Eric scowled. I'd finally found something...

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Charlaine Harris

Don’t go looking for trouble; it’s already looking for you.

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Charlaine Harris

I really, really wanted to lose awareness of the here and now. The best way for me to do that was bury myself in a book.

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Charlaine Harris

Of course I am grateful, and I'm sure you are, as you put it, a special vintage," Bill said politely, "But I have my own wine cellar.

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Charlaine Harris

He looked like he'd just seen the Ghost of You Better Shut Your Mouth...

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Charlaine Harris

Anyone got X-ray visión?I asked, trying to smile. Where is Superman when you need him?

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Charlaine Harris

No blame, no hate - why no communication?

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Charlaine Harris

He gave me a look sure to put frost on anyone's pumpkin.

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Charlaine Harris

If this was The Lord of the Rings and I had a smart British voice like Cate Blanchett, I could tell you the background of the events of that fall in a really suspenseful way. And you’d be straining to...

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Charlaine Harris

I thought about making biscuits, but there seemed to be more than enough calories on board.

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Charlaine Harris

I could add her to the long list of people I didn't understand.

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Charlaine Harris

The security light made me feel safe, though I knew that was an illusion. If there's light, you can just see what's coming for you a little more clearly.

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Charlaine Harris

And you are mine, and you will be mine. They will not get you. - Eric from Dead and Gone

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Charlaine Harris

I'm a middle-class former housewife who goes to my daughter's softball games.

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Charlaine Harris

I realized that I was really tired of people popping on and off of my property like it was a train station on the supernatural railroad.

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Charlaine Harris

He picked some unwise words. Saying, “I’ll enjoy killing you for my lord”, is just not the way to make my acquaintance.

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Charlaine Harris

Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn’t even known I was in the pool

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Charlaine Harris

Not one man in a million would have allowed me the time without speaking. I opened my mind, let my gaurd down completely, relaxed. His silence washed over me. I stood, closed my eyes, breathed out the...

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Charlaine Harris

So you want me to go to a human orgy, where I will not be welcome, and you want us to leave before I get to enjoy myself? ~Eric Northman

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss