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"When someone is drowning and you try to save them, they're more likely to drown you before you pull them out."

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born: 1965

Occupation: Writer

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You ever think about having kids?” “All the time.I´d love to have a houseful. Then one of my nieces or nephews turns Exorsist on me and spews the most discusting things imaginable out both ends —...

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We have a Daimon walk into the bar in broad daylight, and now a demon sliming Dev. I don´t know about you, but that doesn´t seem coincidental to me.” “I agree. Snot funny.

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It's like trying to train an ADD cat in a mouse factory.

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Simple. Atlantis can't be found." He scoffed at her. " You're the second person to tell me that in less than an hour.

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Every person you meet is waging his or her own war against a callous universe that is plotting against them.

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I'm too young, too smart and too good-looking to die.

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If you want to know the Correct term for me, I'm a Dark-Hunter." Nick digested that word slowly. "Which means what? You hunt darkness?" "Yes, Nick. That's exactly what I do. There's just not enough of...

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He was Death, and he'd ridden in on a pale horse...

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Without a word or hesitation, Pain took the mop from Nick. Suffering moved to pick up glass. "Wow. Where have you two been all my life?" Pain quirked and eyebrow as he mopped the floor. "Walking hand in...

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Aren't you an enigma wrapped in a thick coating of contradictions.

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You can take my life, but you'll never break me. So bring me your worst... And I will definitely give you mine.

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No misery or bad situation is ever infinite or final until we make a conscious decision for it to be so. ~ Inferno

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In your past lies your future. [Acheron Parthenopaeus]

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Old enough to know better, pissed enough not to care. (Jaden)

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I wasn't born, I was unleashed.

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People with weaknesses get killed by the people who lack them. Notice I'm not dead.

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I'm loved by some, hated by many, envied by most, yet wanted by all. (Josiah)

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Nick‘s eyes widened as a total state of befuddled huh possessed him. Was he in the Twilight Zone?

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We don't have a choice in how or when our bad days will blindside us. But what we do choose is how we allow them to leave us once they're gone. You can use those moments as a catalyst to spur you on to...

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I am the god Apostolos. The Harbinger of Telikos. The Final Fate of all. Beloved son of Apollymi the Great Destroyer. My will makes the will of the universe. [Apostolos / Acheron Parthenopaeus]

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Men can beat each other to a pulp and still walk away friends. With a woman, once an enemy, always an enemy. Women will sit like a spider, for years, waiting for the chance to strike. They never forget...

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Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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Over, under, around, or through. There is always a way. - Soteria

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Asteros's Motto: "Most experience comes from bad judgement.

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The wife correct " Lorelei prompted. "She makes sure her husband is treated with the proper regard and she is the one who sees after his care just like you would do a treasured pup." Annabeth frowned....

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Well . . . he lets it ruin his life. He gets so obsessed with going after the one thing that hurt him that he loses sight of everything else. He becomes isolated from everyone and everything. Paranoid....

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Grim sighed heavily. "I swear I'm getting a migraine." "My mom suffers from those a lot, too." "Being around you, I imagine she does.

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Be glad you have a mother who loves you." He was glad of that. A lot, since she was basically the only person on earth who did. But now that he was a full head taller than her, it was weird when she tried...

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They say when you're about to die, you see your entire life flash before your eyes. They lied. The only thing Nick Gautier could see flashing was Kyrian Hunter's vampire fangs.

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Susan: "...My enemies can take what they want, but my life is mine and so long as I breathe, it has value. I won't ever give up. Not again.

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Life is about coming to terms with the mistakes made. Learning to live with them even when they cut soul deep.

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Did you wake him?" "If I say yes, will you spank me?" Syn rolled his eyes. "You're horrible, Mari.

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Shall I show you the door...or would you rather go out through the wall?" - Maris

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Have you ever heard of the expression, ladies first" "Yes" "Well, it's truer in bed than it is anywhere else.

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There are some pains that run too deep for anything to absolve them. The best we can do is pick up the pieces and hope for the strength we need to keep going.

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Rule One, boy: shoot first then ask questions Rulw Two, Double tap just for good measure. Better safe then sorry. -Bubba

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I love Wren and he knows it.” “Yeah, but he seems like he wouldn’t welcome it.” “Sometimes he doesn’t. But it’s like Cherise says, the hardest ones to love are always the ones who need it...

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Come to the dark side. We have cookies.

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The strongest of metals is forged under the most violent of conditions, my lord. It is buried deep in the hottest coals and then beat and pounded until it is bent into shaped. Then it becomes the strongest,...

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Akri won't let me eat any of them nasty gods. What's the world coming to when a demon gots to beg for tidbits...not eve a finger sandwich or a single knuckle. Tragic. Terribly tragic.

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You need to modulate that unwarranted ire, buddy. I'm not your 'ho and you ain't my pimp

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Ever wonder why the gods created man, Grom? I personally think that we're the original reality show. They were so effing bored that they created us just so that they could feel better about themselves

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Man, I'm messed up right now. My best friend is my father? The man I idolized as a kid... whose tattoo is on my arm... And he's younger than me. Yeah, I don't think I can handle this. Mindwipe me, somebody......

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When someone is drowning and you try to save them, they're more likely to drown you before you pull them out.

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It's not fair!" (Ryssa) Because life was ever about fairness. Oh, to be as naive as his sister.

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People make their own reality. That was what Praxis had taught him years ago. A hundred people can witness the exact same event, and give two hundred and three different accountings of it.

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Words are easy to say, but emotions betray the best intentions.

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Love is the greatest corrupter ever known and has been the numbers one downfall of mankind since the first creation.

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Human will is the strongest will ever created. There are those who are born to succeed and those who are determined to succeed. The former fall into it, and the latter pursue it at all costs. They won’t...

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The smallest decisions made had such profound repercussions. One ten-minute wait could save a life… Or end it… One wrong turn down the right street or one seemingly unimportant conversation, and everything...

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You can’t buy time, Nick. Ever. It’s the only thing in life you can’t get most of, and it’s the one thing that will mercilessly tear you up when it’s gone. It takes no pity on no soul and no...

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Every time I think that it’s not worth it – that the people in it deserve the misery of their lives – I come across someone who makes me rethink that.

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Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.

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By understanding the nuances of the world around you and how to survive the temptations, you can rule anything. Even yourself

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You aren’t old enough to have such regrets.” “Pain doesn’t respect age, my lady.

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We must spoil our women, boy. A happy woman makes a happy home. An unhappy one makes us drink.

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Our lives are marked and shaped by our regrets. Things we all want to take back and can’t. In a perfect world, we would never hurt the ones we love or cause hurt to befall them. But the world isn’t...

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It can be stolen, but never bought. It can be given, but never taken. It can be stepped on, but cannot walk . It can fly, but has no wings. It can sing, but has no voice. It can be broken, but still it...

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Life before toilet paper was not worth living.

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Cause hearts are amazing things. They get lots bigger to make room for new people to love alongside the old people you love. -Simi

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Anyone can battle for pride, power, vanity, greed, or hate, but war should always be approached with an equal measure of wisdom and strength. It's not just enough to know when to fight, but to know when...

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Your destiny is shaped by choice, never by chance. Beware the decisions you make, no matter how small, for they will be your salvation...or your death.

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.’..all this talk about your son’s loyalty and fidelity has made me feel a sudden urge to go riding.’ His father scowled. ‘You shouldn't ride in your condition. You could fall from a horse and...

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Oh, baby, this ain’t asshole. Trust me. There’s a whole keg of asshole I haven’t even begun to tap yet.

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As her father had so often said... Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

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Move forward with purpose

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On second thought she hoped she never met a woman that attractive.. If she did, she would be morally obligated to run her over with her car.." Bride

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Oh God, I just kissed a vampire!" Oh Gods, I just kissed a human!

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His mom always said that trust was something you earned. And it wasn't something you gave easy. Too often, it was a tool your enemies used to hurt you with. 'Give them nothing, baby. Not until you have...

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But don’t ever let yourself forget that the person you care about fills an emptiness no one else ever has and that while life with them can seriously suck at times, those moments when it doesn’t are...

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Everyone deserves to have someone who loves them.

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See I'm the reckless and wild one who saves him from being boring. It's why we're perfect for each other. We balance. - Madame Selena

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You need anything else... You to touch me like I matter...

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With my background and genetic makeup,buddy, you're lucky I'm as normal as I am. (Katra Agrotera)

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...it is by our actions that we are destroyed or saved. The choice is ours.

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I am glad that though someone did me grossly wrong my final mark on this world is not one of countering hurt with more hurt but is one of love and friendship. We will always be known by our actions. Let...

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It seemed his demon couldn't tell the physical difference between when he was in danger and when he was "in" Danger.

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There was nothing humane about humanity. At the end of the day, they were all animals with only survival instincts.

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He didn't want the respect of people who weren’t worth wiping his nose on—people who weren't worth the spatout gum attached to the bottom of his worn-out shoes. The only respect he wanted was from...

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Good. Now the first thing you do is press in the clutch and slide the gear into reverse." She placed his hand on the gear shift in the center of her car, and showed him how to move it up and down. "You...

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Got to say, dying would really wreck my best day. Been there, done that, and now that I think about it, Artemis forgot to give me the t-shirt.

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Acheron always says that our scars are there to remind us of out pasts, of where we've been and what we've gone through. But that pain doesn't have to drive or determine our future. We can rise about it...

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All right." He straightened up and seemed to be true to his promise to let it go. "I will be a man about this." That lasted until he saw the scratches on the hood from the mountain lion and the front fender,...

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Sasha snorted. "I have never in my extremely long life seen anyone take so long to answer a question. It's like you went into your brain and got lost. you need a bread crumb, buddy?" He made a noise like...

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still waters run deep. ~Tabitha

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Laugh it up, asshole. But she who laughs last laughs longest, and I intend to belly roll tonight ~Tabitha

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The slightest stirring in the air can set a hurricane in motion a thousand miles off. (Acheron)

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But as the Roman playwright Terence once wrote, From many a bad beginning great friendships have formed

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To quote the Tsalagi, you should never allow your yesterday to use up too much of today. The past is gone and tomorrow is at best a maybe. Live for this moment because it may be all you'll ever have.

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Patience to the spider

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Don't let those people steal your day

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My ma used to say that crying is good for you. Tears are the path that free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.

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If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with.

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Sundown- When the sun must make peace with the moon and for a few brief moments, the two touch in mutual friendship and respect. Perfect balance between the light and dark. A time for reflection and for...

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Everything in the world needs kindness, child. [Ryssa]

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Don't be cocky, 'Pride cometh before the fall

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He who lets fear rule him, has fear for a master [Acheron]

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Forgiveness is the best part of valor...Discretion is easy. It's finding the courage to forgive yourself and others that is hard. [Acheron]

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A questioning mind is the most cherished resource man has and the rarest.

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Cyn like Cynric ?No, S-I-N as in conceived in , born in and lived in

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Kat laughed. 'Who wants to live forever?' Kish put his hand up. 'For the record, I do.' Sin scowled at him. 'Then why do you irritate me so often?' Suicidal tendencies are inherent in my species?

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We need to gather everyone we can. Damien scoffed. Uh, boss, hate to be a pall, but I think everyone we can gather is currently in this room. Sin paused to look at Simi, Xirena, Damien, Kat, Kish, and...

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Any game plan? Xypher asked Sin. Don't die. I like it. Simple, bold. Impossible. Works for me. Kat scoffed at his sarcasm. What are you bitching about, Xypher? You're already dead. He laughed. You know,...

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It takes 42 muscles to smile. Instead pick up your middle finger and say "bite me!

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Here I am! Now what are your other two wishes

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The hardest part of living is making peace with your past. Most of all, it’s making peace with yourself.

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Stop a minute and listen. I know I'm asking the impossible from you, but for once in your life, shut your mouth and open your ears." "I'm not the one talking." Kyrian snarled at him. "Don't get smart with...

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Look and you wlll see, that which was can never be. When they seek a boy your age, Run, you flippin moron, run!

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Do me a favor." "Don't lick your seat belt?" Ash's expression was total confusion. "Huh? where did that randomness come from?

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Were you raised in a barn? You don't just walk into someone's house." Ash laughed. "I have an open invitation to enter whenever I'm here." "Yeah, but what if he's naked or something?" Ash led him into...

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He is kind of like Yoda... 'There is only do or do not. There is no try.'" That actually succeeded in making her laugh through her tears. "you're a Star Wars fan?" "Oh yeah. May the Force be with you.

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If it makes you feel any better, this isn't my first apocalypse. There is hope.

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sasha growled low in his throat. "Send the wolf to watch them," he mocked in falsetto. His nostrils flared. "I swear Z, if I live, I'm going to rip that damned goatee off your face and stick your shaving...

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All right, everyone. Fess up. Who just shat in their pants? C'mon. Admit it." He raised his hand. I know I did and I'm wolf enough to own it." Jess ignored him. "Are you all right?" he asked Abigail. She...

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I swear if that's a pair of demon horns digging into my belly and stabbing me right now, Ash, I'm going to beat you after it's born." 'Cause face it, horns on the head didn't come from my side of the family...

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We almost made it to thirty seconds without an insult. I think we set a new record.

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Sure. My ego's had enough time to recover a modicum of dignity. Let's make sure we crush it again before I mistake myself for a god. -Acheron

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Jess:"Sasha? I need some tissue to pack my nose with." Sasha:"Is that hygienically sound?" Jess:"Sasha..." Sasha:"Fine, but if you get toxic shock up your nose, buddy, remember I warned you." Jess pulled...

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The Simi is environmentally sound. Eat everything except for hooves

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When you dance with the devil, you don't get to pick the tune.

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For our people, butterflies are a symbol of hope. It's said that if you capture one in your hands and whisper your dreams to it, it will carry them up to the heavens so that the wish can be granted.

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Even if I were lying on the sun itself, I would be freezing there without you. (Zarek)

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I wasn't going to say anything about that, Tabitha," he said quietly. "I only wanted to tell you that your compassion for other people overwhelms me.""Oh." She offered him a tenuous smile. "I'm just used...

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What kind of life have you lived little one? Where fair has anything to do with it? Life and death just are. Fair has nothing to do with it.

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If you or one of the blind fools who follows you honestly believe you can...bring it on. I'm in the mood for Slaughter. Killing and Murder, too. ~ Jericho a.k.a. Cratus

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WHAT ARE YOU, NUTS? THE MAN'S A VAMPIRE! Yeah, but he's a really, REALLY sexy one.

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Love is deceitful and sublime. In its truest form, it brings out the best in all beings. At its worse, It's a tool used to manipulate and ruin any one who is stupid enough to hold it. Don't be stupid.

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May you get exactly what you want and live long enough to regret it.

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When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you...

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It's settled, then," Grace said. She turned back to Nick. "Take the Jag to the car wash and for heaven's sake clean the McDonald's Happy Meal boxes out of it." "Hey," Nick said, his face offended. "That's...

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Show no fear to your enemies. Only contempt. Never let anyone look down on you. You're just as good as any of them. I don't care who they are. Better in fact. In our world, Dagans are royalty and you,...

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...It’s not the lies that hurt people. It’s the willingness of everyone else to believe them..." Aiden, Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Athena came to stand by her side. She reached out and ran a light touch over the read wrap. 'Nice dress." Grace frowned in disbelief. 'They're fighting to the death and you're admiring my clothes?' Athena...

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It's easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one...

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... he broke her heart and made her crave his touch even while she was trying to figure out where to hide his body.

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Val, I'm on Bourbon—” “I will not venture down that street of crass iniquities and plebeian horror, Acheron. It is the cesspit of humanity. Don‟t even ask it.” Ash rolled his eyes at the Roman‟s...

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You don't believe in love, do you?" - "I think it exists. I just don't think it will ever exist for me.

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The one thing all that battle taught me, is that no one walks away without scars. No one. (Bad Moon Rising)

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He was like some wild, untamed creature that you could keep and feed for a time, but in the end you knew you'd have to let it go for its own sake as well as yours.

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Tell me, is it better to know love and have lost it or to have never known it at all? [Camulus]

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No, he wasn't a pig. He was a lonely, hurt man who didn't know how to cope in a world that had turned its back on him. [Astrid]

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I have found my star. She is beauty and grace. Elegance and goodness. My laughter in winter. She is courageous and strong. Bold and tempting. Unlike any other in all the universe, and I cannot touch her....

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Hopeless implies that at one time there was hope. And that's another word I don't understand. Hope only exists for people who have choices. [Zarek]

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There is some pain that nothing heals" [Zarek}

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Nick! Wait!” – Kyrian ‘Wait, my gluteus maximus. Vampire was shy of a few quarts of blood if he thought Nick had any intention of not going Casper on him.’ – Nick

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I’m too young, too smart, and too good-looking to die. Yeah, and then some. The world needed him to improve the gene pool. Not to mention, at fourteen he hadn’t even had his first date yet. He’d...

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Fine, just don’t eat my mom, okay? She’s had a bad enough life without becoming the Bride of Dracula.” – Nick

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Mrs. Gautier, I hear there are places online where you can sell children for a good price. Nick is still young enough, he should fetch enough to tide you over for a bit.” – Rosa

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But it was for your own good.” – Nick “So’s the spanking I’m about to give you.” – Cherise “I’m too big to spank.” – Nick “Fine, you’re grounded until your grandkids are old.”...

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No. What part of ‘no charity’ have you missed?” – Cherise ‘The part that said he couldn’t eat.’ – Nick

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You should try them, Nick. They’re delicious. No one makes cookies that taste like this.” – Kara ‘Probably because arsenic was a key ingredient.’ “Have to watch my girlish figure. ‘Cause...

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What do you want from me?” – Nick “Normally, it’d be your life and your soul. Unfortunately, I can’t take either right now. Sucks to be me today.” – Death

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Beautiful. You can be taught. Makes my job so much easier when you’re actually intelligent. You’d be amazed at the idiots I’ve come across.” – Death “I try to keep my stupid to a bare minimum,...

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Who are you talking to?” – Morty “Still in the kitchen, aren’t I? Guess I need to keep walking. Oh, look! Yonder is the door, which I’m going to make use of right now.” – Nick

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What do you mean I have a predetermined death?” – Nick “Did I stutter?” – Death “No.” – Nick “Do I look like Webster’s?” – Death “No.” – Nick “Then you should understand...

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Let me give you free advice, kid. Whenever something is coming for you, snap its neck or double tap. Never, ever hesitate. It’s infinitely better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.” – Death

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So…that’s like your pet monkey?” – Nick (The tiny horse snorted flames and whinnied at him.) “Easy, girl. You’d do well to show her respect. She can understand you, and she doesn’t take well...

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Yeah, but I don’t want to be in pain, and I definitely don’t want to suffer.” – Nick “Well…The only way to avoid them is to die.” – Death “Okay, let’s change the topic now. Oh, look!...

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Fine. Let’s begin with something even you can’t screw up.” – Death “Way to build up my crappy confidence there. You should volunteer for the suicide hotline.” – Nick “What makes you think...

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In time, you won’t need it to do that. You’ll be able to access that part of yourself anytime you need to. But for now, you’ll require a tool to help you channel all that teenage hormonal ADD that’s...

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Ninety percent of intelligence was knowing when to shut up.’ – Cherise

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Now, if I could get Mark to put down his phone and stop taking breaks, we’d be able to finish up before Oprah comes on.” – Bubba “Bubba, what are you going to do when they cancel her show?” –...

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Glad to see you’re still breathing.” – Caleb “Glad to be breathing.” – Nick

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How old are you?” – Nick “That many zeros and you just get tired of counting.” – Caleb

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You must be Pain in the Nick.” – Dev “Huh?” – Nick “Don’t wet your pets. Just a figure of speech. Your mom’s been talking about you all day, boy. You are her favorite topic.” – Dev...

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The kid dead on the ground. Fourteen, Ash. Fourteen. I’m fourteen.” – Nick “Yeah…” – Acheron “Ash, I’m fourteen.” – Nick “Got it. You’re fourteen. I’m so proud you can count...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He was the captain of the chess club and an A-plus student.” – Nick “Why would anyone think he’s a demon?” – Tate “The world is insane, and you’re asking me for the reasoning of a psycho?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kid?” – Kyrian “I’m not worthy.” – Nick “What?” – Kyrian “Dude, that’s a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, and Bentley. And I’m not talking the cheap models....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t know. Word around the girls’ locker room is that all of you are so hard up, you were cruising the senior center, trying to find a prom date.” – Nick

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You were first-string running back last year. What happened?” – Coach “Stone’s mouth happened. It needed to be closed, and I was a little too obliging to shut it.” – Nick

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Weird. I rang it three times.” – Nekoda “There might be something with out condo.” ‘Other than the fact that it lived under a perpetual dismal cloud and was infested with roaches the size of...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s never the enemy without who brings you down. It’s always the enemy within.” – Nick “Guard your back, Nick. It’s the one you don’t see coming. The one you trust whose betrayal is most...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ve been around a lot of wraiths, and he doesn’t feel like that either, though. It’s a strange sensation. Like human wrapped in evil.” – Caleb “Oh, great. Our coach is a pig-in-the-blanket...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m so overwhelmed.” – Nick “Most of us are, Nick. Even though we look calm and peaceful on the outside, most of us are barely hanging on by our fingernails.” – Caleb

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All right, the pendulum isn’t working. Sometimes you need an accelerant to help it.” – Death “Like gasoline?” – Nick “Yes, Nick. We’re going to set the book and your pendulum on fire and...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You want me to do what? What part of stupid crawled up your sphincter and died?” – Caleb

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, no. We can’t have that. Where you going, Mr. Meanie-Pants? You don’t hurt people then run. That’s just rude. Can the Simi barbecue him, or is he on the ‘No Simi’ eat list?” – Simi

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For the record, do I know anyone not a demon or a freak?” – Nick “Yes, you do. Not sure if Bubba and Mark go into the latter or not, though. I’m too tired to mentally categorize them. You figure...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I just can’t, Nick, okay? Now, please give me a second to lie here in silence and bleed.” – Caleb

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You want something to drink?” – Nick “Human blood would be fabulous. But since I doubt you’re donating, let me suffer for a minute longer.” – Caleb

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you out of your collective minds? I swear I can’t leave you two alone for three seconds that you don’t go off and hurt yourselves. I expect stupid out of you, but you know better.” – Caleb...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fine. You win. I quit. You two deal with this. I’m going home. Packing up all my personal items, and when you, Caleb, end up dead because the coach has your jockstrap or something else I didn’t steal...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(He glared at them while it rang and rang and rang. Grimacing at the delay, Nick glanced toward Kody.) “Do necromancers not have voice mail?” – Nick

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Xenon? What kind of name is that?” – Nick “The only kind I answer to.” – Xenon “Don’t eat the help, X. We need him.” – Caleb

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have twenty-four hours, horseguy, to kill your betrayer any way you see fit and to take your revenge. Make them count. Oh, and know that you can’t let daylight touch you. If you do…Well, you don’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Settle down, pup. I ain’t had my caffeine yet.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There’s a human out there who is killing off Dark-Hunters, and someone needs to stop them.” – Andy “Well, that’s just plain rude.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sometimes dead wasn’t dead enough.’ – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m turning into an old woman. Might as well start knitting and bitching about soap operas, gas prices, and rude drivers.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Pulling out his daggers, he kept them in his sleeves, just in case he happened upon someone who wouldn’t understand why a tall, dark-haired man wearing really dark sunglasses and unseasonably warm clothing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No one wanted to spontaneously combust into flames, especially not in traffic.’ – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you people talking about?” – Abigail “Nothing important. Just the end of the world as we know it, and for the record, I don’t feel fine. Neither will you when it all comes slamming down...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why’d he call you?” – Sundown “My charming personality.” – Zarek

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re seriously not joking?” – Sundown “Really? How many more times are you going to ask me that? I could be on a beach right now with my wife, son, and daughter, baking in the sun while they...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He had fangs. So what? Plenty of things not a Dark-Hunter have fangs, including Hollywood actors and kids playing vampire. You should have checked his membership card before you attacked. Good grief, what...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now, that’s my boy you’re talking about, and I don’t want to get crossed up with you, Sasha. But you keep that tone and attitude about him, and we will.” – Sundown “Sorry. I forget you and...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Speaking of friends…why did our new coyote buddies run from you?” – Sundown “I’m that badass.” – Sasha “Seriously.” – Sundown “O ye of little faith. You doubt my rep? My skills?”...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My people have a saying. Kirha tahanahna ditari sukenah. To deny the presence of the sun doesn’t escape its blister. I admire your loyalty. But sometimes you have to face the truth, even when it hurts.”...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have no idea how much it bothers me to know that I was the man she meant to kill tonight and now I have to protect her.” – Ren “Yeah, well, she tried to kill me, too, and I got over it.” –...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m not as good as a man as you are, Sundown. I find it hard to give an enemy my back under any circumstance.” – Ren “Oh, I didn’t say I was giving her my back. I’m not lacking all my noodle...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well", Fang said, mimicking a thick Southern drawl. "I must say its mighty nice of them Daimons to clean up after themselves when you kill them" He held his hands up to them. "Look Ma, no mess." "Does...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ve lost her. Can you give me any guidance?” – Sundown “On what? A new personality? Car buying? I’m a Wolf, cowboy, not a life counselor.” – Sasha

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Jess! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Are you all right? Are you alive? Did I hurt you? Jess? Can you speak?” – Abigail “Yeah, I can talk. But I kind of like the attention you’re giving me. You...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is getting ugly.” – Abigail “Like my great-aunt’s underpants.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I might have lost some skin, but I got kissed by a beautiful woman who was happy to see me. I gotta say that’s pretty epic in my book. Definitely not a worst-case day here.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I killed your friends.” – Abigail “And I’m not happy about that. But your head wasn’t screwed on right. It’s easy to let the enemies in and listen to them sometimes, especially when they’re...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now what other evil powers do you have that I should know about?” – Abigail “I can roll my tongue.” – Sundown “I’m serious, Jess.” – Abigail “So am I. Not everyone can do it. It’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have some telekinesis, which you already discovered. Premonitions. Can see auras and…I make a killer omelet.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Did they launch the last space shuttle yet?” – Sundown “I don’t follow.” – Ren “I’m just thinking maybe we should evacuate the whole planet. I’ve heard the moon is kind of nice this time...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Things were about as normal as a Luddite working for Bill Gates.’ – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All right. I will be a man about this…I’m so sorry Bets. I should have hidden the keys. Booted your tires. Something. I had no idea anyone would abuse you so, baby. I swear I’ll never let anyone...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You be really careful.” – Sundown “Always. You have to be careful when you fly, or you end up smeared on the side of a building.” – Ren

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What? Was he raised in a barn? Didn’t he ever learn how to close a door? Amateur shape-shifters…No manners whatsoever.” – Sasha “Do we need to get you a Midol before we go?” – Sundown “I’m...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t be stupid, Jess.” – Abigail “Brains don’t exactly run in my family. Suicidal lunacy, on the other hand…” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Step aside, boys. I have the evil powers for this.” – Abigail “My lady got mad skills.” – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up. What did you ask me, anyway?” – Sundown “Really? Good thing I didn’t tell you to duck a bomb.” – Sasha

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All right, everyone. Fess up. Who just shat in their pants? C’mon. Admit it. I know I did and I’m wolf enough to own it.” – Sasha

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We don’t have to do this. I can fight Coyote. We have the ability to defeat him.” – Sundown “Are you out of your effing mind? Hello? Where have you been for the last two days? I want whatever screwed-up...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re not dead yet.” – Sundown “Yet is the operative word. If that’s all that’s in the way, I’ll kill you and end it. Ren? Give me your knife.” – Sasha “It’s their decision.” –...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Unfortunately, the heart played its own tune, and it was deaf to what the head tried to tell it.’ – Abigail

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Didn’t I tell you to stay out of my thoughts?’ – Abigail ‘You can beat me later. Just do it naked.’ – Sundown

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hearts can never be stolen, Cy. They can only be given.” – Ren

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t know what you’re talking about.” – Coyote “Arrogance. The number one cause of death among both peasant and king. Beware its sharp blade. More times than not, it injures the one who...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Grandma, please. It’s okay. Dad’s doing a great job. I give him kudos for at least being calm and rational, and not losing his temper with everyone around him who isn’t in childbirth. And he has...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There’s a reason Mia is currently an only child. Family drama takes on a whole new meaning when they’re feuding gods who can’t stand the sight of each other and always try to kill one another whenever...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Stop the pain.” – Tory “You know I can’t.” – Acheron “Fine. But next time you’re the one who’s doing labor duty. I get to sit there and hold your hand.” – Tory (And again he laughed....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(He went to Tory and with one more push, his son slid into his hands. For a full minute, he couldn’t breathe as he stared at the tiniest, most perfect creature he’d ever seen in his life.) “Is it...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aren’t you forgetting something?” – Acheron “What?” – Artemis “Your payment.” – Acheron “The happiness on your face when first you touched him was enough. I only wish you’d been there...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She’s been hanging out with Nick.” – Acheron “Nick? As in I-hate-your-guts-Ash-go-die Nick?” – Tory

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sebastos Eudorus Parthenopaeus. He is really going to hate us when he has to learn to spell all that.” – Acheron

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know, baby. I feel the same way about you. Those words never convey what goes through my mind and heart every time I look up and see you sitting in my house. Funny thing is, I always thought my house...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you ever wanted something that you knew was bad for you? Something that you ached for so much you could think of nothing else? [Wren]

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re always alone. You can be in a crowded room and still feel the bite of loneliness. Personally, I find that it bites deepest whenever others are around.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kindness is a rotten fruit that poisons anyone who partakes of it. Throw it in the face of your enemies and let it ruin them instead.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why lily?” “It’s the most sacred and beautiful of all flowers in Egypt. They bloom in mud and shine in the darkness like a gift from the gods to remind you that no matter how bad something is, it...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Verbal blows cut to the soul and ate at the heart for eternity.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You'd be surprised how many people in the modern age no longer fear zombies as much as teletubies.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For the record, kid, Summoning a demon to kidnap her, not the best way to meet a woman. It usually backfires on you.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The only way to have eternal love is to never let your heart forget what it’s like to live without it.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Talon glanced wistfully at his drink as he debated what should take priority. 'Coffee… Daimons… Coffee… Daimons…

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dev-"Come in peace or leave in pieces

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fang laughed as he shoved Vane away 'Man, quit hugging on me. You are a perv." Vane punched him in the arm. "You're such an a**hole," Trace gasped. "Daddy said a bad word!" Fang said "You tell him pup....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Xedrix-"No, our motto is 'everything tastes better with hot sauce.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aimee-"If someone's possessed by a demon, how do you get the demon out?" Xedrix-"Call a priest.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm old enough to make you look like an embryo. [Thorn]

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And I flunked anger management the moment I put the counselor through a stone wall. You might want to keep that in mind. [Thorn]

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You'll never see the moments coming that will for ever mutilate your life-at least not until after they've mowed you down. -Savitar

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Safe. No one ever is. No matter how hard we try. No matter how much we plan and prepare. There will always be an enemy at the door and a storm trying to knock us down. Life's not about security. It's about...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Only a fool took a remote from a god.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Everything that happens to us, good and bad, leaves a lasting impression in our souls. You take one part of that out, and you can completely rewrite something crucial about us. By and large, we're not...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I don’t feel broken when you look at me.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yes, I'm a small, emaciated teenage girl who struts around fighting vampires in earrings they would rip out of my ears and shove up my —

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. It is pounded and struck repeatedly before it's plunged back into the molten fire. The fire gives it power and flexibility, and the blows give it STRENGTH....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In case you haven't noticed, they're moving a lot faster. I don't know about the laws of physics on your planet, but where I come from an object moving at subclass speed can't catch up to one running at...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Should I warm the oven and bake you a batch of hero cookies? - Zephyra

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No good deed goes unpunished- Syn

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You must be the brother. I hope so, I'm wearing his pants.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You're so afraid of being hurt that you attack first. Only those who really care about you will weather the assault of your verbal attacks and stay. The rest will fall away.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, yummy leather guy? Can you hear me? (Amanda)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My father tutored me well on amnesia. He always said it was a necessary ingredient for any friendship. (Kiara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tabitha was always trying unorthodox ways to set her up with guys. Although, to be fair to her sister, Tabitha didn't usually knock the guy unconscious before she forced them together. Still, with Tabitha...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simi? What was it you told me once about families? We have three kinds of family. Those we are born to, those who are born to us, and those we let into our hearts.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

When everything else falls down around us, just knowing that there's another person who will miss us when we're gone is enough to see us through our darkest moments.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Things are always given to us when we need them... You just have to decide if you're strong enough, brave enough, to seize it and make it yours. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss other people. Life's too short to worry about what other people do or don't do. Tend your own backyard, not theirs, because...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Some kisses are worth living for

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Does Fang have an off switch? Talon asked Vane.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you keep a secret?” “Me and Tupperware, baby. We seal tight. Ain’t nothing going to get out.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mind control won't work on those who are really hardheaded. You know… Creatures like you.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

…life isn’t a puzzle to be solved. It’s an adventure to be savored. Let every challenge be a new mountain to climb, not an obstacle to get in your way and stop you. Yeah, it’ll be hard, but once...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Baby, I ain't trash. Trash is something you throw away. My people keep me.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The whole point of life is learning to live with the consequences of the bad decision we've made.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kicking a police car? Really?' Caleb shrugged. 'Car offended me. It was sitting right where I wanted to stand. What would you do?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Im not tense, just terribly, terribly alert." Nick

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Never underestimate a backwoods Cajun in a fight, old man.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick rubbed his hand across his face as he tried to make sense of her prattle. But that was the thing about Simi. She seldom made sense.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm beginning to think the only choice anyone has in life is between either a bad choice or a worse one.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust the Simi. She ain't never wrong.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

People aren't just ants rushing around over a crust of bread. Every life, no matter how isolated, touches hundreds of others. It's up to us to decide if those micro connections are positive or negative....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All of us have darkness inside us, and at times it possesses and seduces us in ways we never thought possible.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mistakes don't have to define us. They're how we learn and grow. They show us who and what we don't want to be. It's why they're mistakes.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Whoever had said that the hand rocked the cradle ruled the world must have has a Southern,born bred mother.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Everyone is in pain.No matter where they come from or what you think of them. Sorrow spares no one

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There are some things that defy explanation- kind of like. . . you know, you.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can'tdo it again,Nick. I can't. And I would rather give my life for you than have you give yours for me.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Every life, no matter how isolated, touches hundred of others. It's up to us to decide if those micro connections are positive or negative. But whichever we decide, it does impact the ones we deal with.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

One word can give someone the strengththey needed at the moment or it can shred them down to nothing. A single smile can turn a bad moment good. And one wrong outburstcould be that tiny push that causes...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The worst wounds, the deadliest of them, aren't the ones people see on the outside. They're the ones that make us bleed internally.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm sorry," he breathed. "You're just extremely irresistible." "Strange, men have been resisting me for years.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why were we fighting if you had that kind of power?" In unison, every ex-Dark-Hunter and Nick said, "Just because you can doesn't mean you should." "And sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There are always three sides to every memory…yours, theirs, and the truth, which lies somewhere in between the two

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The tiger lies low not from fear, but for aim. ~Wren

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I want to play mind games, I'd buy a Rubik's cube. ~ Acheron, a character.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The past is dead. Tomorrow will become whatever decision you make it. ~ Acheron.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

ahhh the beauty of annihilation. There's nothing like it.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lydia: Strange how you always remember the pain someone gave you, but seldom the hurt you caused them.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what name would you rather I call you? she asked as she headed out of the parking lot. Ias or Alexion. He gave her a devilish grin that set fire to her hormones. I would rather you call me lover. He...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick, fetch my car, fetch my clothes, sweep the chimney, make my bed, watch my psychopath, fetch my slippers.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It's been a full week since she left and all you've done is sulk like a dying cow"(Kish) Dying cows don't sulk." (sin) How do you know? Do you make it a habit to hang around dying cows?" (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Huge Jackman has divorced his wife and happened upon my picture in some old article and decided that I'm the woman for him? ~ Susan

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There, there, baby. We'll hide her body in the trunk later. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I would date, if I could find a man worth shaving my legs for. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Grace? Are you tipsy? (Selena) Maybe just comfortably toasty. Pop tart toasty. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You're not an idiot. You're just eccentric. (Selena) That's what they said about Mary Todd Lincoln. Until they locked her up. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No power from above can make one human love another. Love comes from within the heart. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I worry about the men of your time, Grace. They all seem to be great fools. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There's only so many times you can kick a dog before it turns viscous. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Looks aren't all there is in the world, my lady. They are certainly no protection against being alone. Hearts never see through the eyes. (Sebastian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No offense but I don't relish being someone's science experiment. Been there, done that, and sold the T-shirt for profit. (Sebastian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Be kind to dragons, for thou art crunchy when toasted and taste good with ketchup. (Sebastian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I say we should stake him to an anthill and throw little pickles at him! (Selena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Guy? Mister? Mr. Goth Man, would you please wake up so I can leave? I really don't want to hang out in a closet with a dead man any longer than I have to, okay? C'mon, please, don't make this a Weekend...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Desi, babe. Still playing your little games, I see. Now why don't you be a good Daimon and show yourself to me? (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

By the time I finish with the two of you, you will be begging me to let you die. (Desiderius) Desi dearest, I have never begged a day in my life, and the sun will surely splinter before I ever plead for...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Desi, Desi, Desi what am I going to do with you? (Kyrian) Don't you dare take that flippant tone with me! (Desiderius) Why ever not? (Kyrian) Because I am not some scared little Daimon to run cringing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For the moment, he's off plotting his Igoresque revenge. I don't know about you, but I have this image of him rubbing his hands together and laughing like Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Alright, macho babe boy, I'm not some little ditz to bat my eyelashes at the buff stud in black leather. Don't try your he-man tactics with me. I'll have you know, in my office, I'm known as the ball-breaker....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Knock, knock. You have the day to hide. Come nightfall, we hunt. (Desiderius) Yeah, yeah...you and your little dog, too. (Kyrian) You're not scared of his threats? (Amanda) Chere, the day I fear something...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh no, no, no! Are you going to suck my blood? (Amanda Do I look like a lawyer to you? (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are one seriously testy Creature of the Night. (Amanda)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, for the record, I hate to take orders. But! I realize I'm in over my head. You have no idea how much I hate all this supernatural garbage. So I'm willing to listen to you, but you better start...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing? (Amanda) I'm getting into my car. (Kyrian) You own this?! (Amanda) No. I'm stealing it with the key in my hand. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Black belt in Akihito. (Amanda) Any other time, I'd kiss you for that. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Didn't I tell you not to touch the Lamborghini? (Kyrian) (Hunter groused an instant before he cut the wheel and sent the vampire flying through the air.) And they told me you guys couldn't fly. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lights! Lights would be very good right now! (Amanda) Since they hurt my eyes to the point I can barely see, no they wouldn't. Trust me. (Kyrian) Trust you, my left foot! I'm not immortal over here! (Amanda)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I really hate Romans, but I have to say their descendants make one fine automobile. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And not a single mark on the Lamborghini. Ha! Eat steel, you soul-sucking bastards! (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We got latched together and I was hoping you could separate us? (Amanda) They were made by your stepfather. Any chance you have a key lying around? (Kyrian) I guess I shouldn't be surprised. At least this...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It's not your fault. You had no way of knowing I'd traded my soul. It's not exactly how I start out conversations. Hi, I'm Kyrian. I have no soul. What about you? (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Alright then, let's explain it this way. There are four basic kinds of Daimons or vampires; bloodsuckers, soulsuckers, energy/dreamsuckers, and slayers. (Talon) You guys are the slayers. (Amanda) (Hunter...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What four realms? (Amanda) Time, space, earth, and dreams. (Talon) Okay, now that is scary. Some of you guys walk through time? (Amanda) And space and dreams. (Talon) Ah. So Rod Sterling was a Were-Hunter?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And speaking of scary things, I need to leave. My guides are fading even as we speak. (Talon) I hate when you commune with the dead in front of me. (Kyrian) Are you the asshole who sent the 'I See Dead...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Personally, I wish D. would come after me, I need a good dance partner. My Daimons have lame legs. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don't you have class today? (Kyrian) Boy, I'm a backwoods Cajun, I ain't never got no class, cher. (Nick) (He cleared his throat and dropped the thick Cajun accent.) And no, today's registration. I've...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The only clothes Amanda has are the ones on her back. (Kyrian) From what I saw, she had no clothes whatsoever on her back. Her front neither. (Nick) One day, Gaitor bait... (Kyrian) Note to self- be nice...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Alright, you'll get your bonus, buy play nice with her. Keep your sarcasm to a minimum. (Kyrian) Yes, O Great Lord and Master. Be nice to woman, keep mouth shut. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I haven't fought with anyone else in over two thousand years. (Kyrian) Well, you're never too old to learn. (Amanda) You can't teach an old dog new tricks. (Kyrian) There's no time like the present. (Amanda)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My God. Is there some unwritten law that you guys have to be giants? (Amanda) What can I say? Artemis likes her Dark-Hunters tall. Short men need not apply. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I've walked this earth for over eleven thousand years, my lady. I have seen things in my life that are unimaginable to you, and you ask me if I doubt you? Lady, I doubt the very air you breathe....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You like being vague, don't you? (Amanda) It was a choice of being a Dark-Hunter or a prophet. Personally I like the slash-and-kill stuff much more than prayers and the lotus position. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nah. I got it. Just try not to stake Jean-Luc again if you meet up with him. (Acheron) I can’t help it. All you fanged people look alike in the dark. (Tabitha) Yeah. I know what you mean. All you soul-full...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Little chickie la la, isn’t dumb enough to fall for that, guys. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How nice of Acheron to send us a playmate. (Daimon) Play is for children and dogs. Now that you have identified which category you fall into, I'll show you what Romans do to rabid dogs. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where are you anyway? (Acheron) I don't know. I hear some godawful kind of music from outside, horns blaring, and I'm in a house with a Mohawk cuckoo bird, a transvestite, and a knife-wielding lunatic....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don't call Acheron 'babe.' (Valerius) You don't call Acheron 'babe' because...well, that's just sick. But I call him 'babe' all the time. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, yeah. You said you wanted Italian. See. Chef Boyardee. He makes one the best stuff. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don't worry, Otto. I'm an acquired taste. Most of my best friends had to know me for years before they could even stand my presence. I'm like mold, I usually grow on you very slowly. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why are you worried about him? Des is a punk. (Urian) Desiderius is dead. Kyrian killed him. (Tabitha) Yeah, and I'm the Easter Bunny- see my fluffy tail? You don't just kill a Spathi, little girl. All...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Come, my Lady Dangerous, your Daimons await. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What? It's not my fault I stab all the fanged people. They shouldn't look like Daimons. (Tabitha) I didn't look like a Daimon, but you stabbed me. (Valerius) Yeah, well, you looked like a lawyer so I had...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just how many sisters do you have? (Valerius) Eight. (Tabitha) Eight? (Valerius) What? (Tabitha) I'm just pitying whatever poor males lived in that house with all of you. It must have been truly frightening...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good Lord, who spread the Daimon fertilizer around? They're cropping up like a bad horror flick. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love you, I love you, I love you! And if you ever die on me again, I'll kill you so dead! (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My father was a history professor, and my mother a housewife—" She married a house?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm telling you people; its a zombie attack. Z to the Oto the M to the B to the I,E. ZOMBIE..." -Bubba

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh contraire, mon frère. I’m able to annoy all adults in ten syllables or less. Sometimes, I don’t even have to speak at all. I just walk into the room and it rankles them.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nothing is ever truly set by fate. In one blink, everything changes. Even though it should be a clear, sunny day, the softest whisper into the wind can become a hurricane that destroys everything it touches....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your Dark-Huntress, Danger, called for Acheron and since he’s busy, I was sent to check things out and report back to him on what’s happening. So here I am. Joy, oh joy of my life. (Alexion)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And this Atlantean Destroyer is now leading the Daimons and sending them out to battle against Acheron, who is just using us and the humans as cannon fodder to protect himself? Really, Kyros, put down...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t ask me any more questions, Keller. I’m just going to lie to you and I’d rather not have the stress of trying to remember what lie I handed you. (Alexion)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then let me put it to you this way. There is seldom black and white in our world. Sometimes things we perceive as good have moments of profound evil, but profound evil will always tell you that it’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh yeah, this was so comforting. Like a porcupine in a condom factory.’ (Danger)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How did you fastforward and turn it off? (Danger) I wanted it off and off it went. (Alexion) Wow, that’s amazing. I guess this makes me the luckiest woman in the world. (Danger) How so? (Alexion) I’ve...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So, Magellan, where are we going? (Danger) Away. I’m open to any location, so long as it doesn’t involve returning to your house while Wart-Head is there.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My people never dreamed of a world like this. Of having so much without backbreaking, debilitating work. And yet for all the physical improvements, people are still people. They’re killing each other...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If wishes were horses, even beggars would ride. (Dark-Hunter)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hmmm. See, in this world, Xirena, the Simi does what she wants and akri, he say, ‘Okay, Simi, whatever you want, Simi.’ Unless it involves eating people; then he usually says no, but that’s the only...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I think infatuation is like a garden. If tended and cared for, it grows into love. If neglected or abused it dies. The only way to have eternal love is to never let your heart forget what it's like to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

As for the age of electronics, Selena, I really don't want to get personal with something that comes with a warning label and batteries. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

God forbid I should bleed to death, eh? Then you'd have to cart around my rotting corpse. (Kyrian) Could you be any more morbid? Jeez, who was your idol growing up? Boris Karloff? (Amanda) Hannibal, actually....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So, you're like Angel? (Amanda) You watch way too much television. Angel has a soul. I don't. (Kyrian) Now you're back to being scary again. (Amanda) Baby, you ain't seen scary yet. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Should I ask about the handcuffs? (Tate) Not unless you want to live...otherwise if anyone asks, tell them I died of a heart attack during a wild sexcapade with her. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you just saw his arm off while we're here and get me loose? (Amanda) I could do that, but he needs his more. I'd cut yours off before I did his. (Tate) Oh, great, what are you, his Igor? (Amanda) Wrong...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So you're the infamous Acheron. (Amanda) Lord and Master of the great barbarian horde that roams the night. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm sorry. (Valerius) It's okay. We all have scars. I'm just lucky most of mine are on the outside. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm not human, Ms. Deveraux. In case you haven't noticed, I'm one of the damned. (Valerius) Baby, open your eyes and look around. We're all damned in one way or another. But damned is a far cry from dead....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Anyone ever tell you you should be a lawyer? (Otto) Only Bill when we argue. Besides, I like killing bloodsuckers too much to ever be one of them. Tabitha Deveraux. Pleased to meet you. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, I guess I feel like all of us misfits need to hang together. At least that way we don't swing along. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Life is serious. (Valerius) No, life is an adventure. It's thrilling and scary. Sometimes it's even a bit boring, but it should never be serious. (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wish I had left him as he was. I wish you had told me this would happen. (Amanda) Told you what, Amanda? That the two of you would spend the rest of your lives loving each other? Raising your kis? Neither...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can't. At least not for a while. I need time to get past this and I can't guarantee that I won't hurt him again. God knows, Nick has a true gift for saying the wrong thing in any given situation. (Acheron)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here? (Artemis) I wanted to thank you for what you did tonight, but as I considered that, it dawned on me that you have never once in eleven thousand years done anything for me for free....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

C'mon, Tabitha. You stabbed me the night we met without even blinking. (Valerius) Yeah, but you were a dirtbag then. (Tabitha) I think I'm offended. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? (Danger) Well, had you listened before you stabbed me, you would have heard the ‘I’m Acheron’s Squire’ part. Apparently that somehow escaped your hearing and you mistook me for a...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They attacked you? (Danger) No, I beat my own self up. What do you think? (Keller)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What do you mean you live someplace where there aren’t any humans? (Danger) In a realm far away from here. (Alexion) Is that like in star Wars? A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? Want to tell...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

As Nietzsche said, ‘that which doesn’t kill you– ’(Alexion) Will only require brief hospitalization. And if you’re a Dark-Hunter, just a good day’s sleep. (Danger)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I assure you he died screaming like a girl. (Daimon) Oh, I am so offended by that. What is the deal with that sexist statement? I’m a female and I don’t scream. But I’ve killed many a male Daimon...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A flower can't grow without rain. (Alexion) Too much rain and it drowns. (Danger) And yet the most beautiful of the lotus flowers are the ones that grow in the deepest mud. (Alexion)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because people learn from their mistakes, Danger. Pain and failure are a natural part of life. It's kind of like a parent who watches their child fall down while learning to walk. Instead of coddling the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t trust any man, Ephani. (Danger) And neither should you, little sister. Take a bit of Amazon advice. Ride him into the ground all night long, then slide a blade between his ribs come morning....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’ve got on a white coat. (Ephani) Awesome cognitive powers you have there. (Alexion)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what’s on the agenda for tonight? (Danger) Migraine, futility, possible death. Same as every night, I guess. (Alexion)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I hope you find peace, my brother. (Acheron) Peace walks hand in hand with a quite conscience. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t know about Travis Fimmel? Oh, sister, you are deprived. He the finest man alive. (Simi) You lust for men? (Xirena) Well, I certainly don’t lust for women. (Simi) No, I mean you lust for humans?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s a Belgian beer, sweetie. Please tell me you’ve at least heard of it. (Blaine) Boy, I was born in Brussels and the last time I checked, this was my new homeland, America, not my birthplace. So...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Bring mine unopened, with a napkin and an opener. (Blaine) What? Afraid I’m going to spit in it, big boy? (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ve never met anyone who had a monkey for a friend before. (Maggie) I don’t know. I think those two guys you were with would qualify as primates, but then, that’s an insult to the primate and I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And neither do I, asshole. (Wren) Wow. Multiple syllables and a whole sentence from the tiger. Who’d have ever thought it? Whoever she was, she must have had a lot of talent to make you speak. Next thing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Man, Wren. I’m impressed. No woman ever sent flowers to thank me. (Serre) Don’t be that impressed. I’m thinking she didn’t send flowers to thank him. One flower says thank you. This many says she...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good God, Dev. Have you completely lost your mind? Don’t tease the psychotic tiger. He’s getting all angry and frothing at the mouth. Someone’s going to think he’s rabid. (Serre) Yeah, but teasing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If it is our destiny to be hit by the train, we will be hit by the train. The only thing we can change is how the train turns us into a hamburger.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? Insane? I’m not interested in Ms. Preppy Uptight Sloan Ranger. Jeez. I’d get khaki between my teeth. Can you imagine? I’ve never been in khaki and I never want to see a woman out it....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ll wait out here until the two of you are finished. Just call out if you need anything. Like a priest, cop, or lion tamer. (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What would you like? (Maggie) I don’t care. I’ll eat anything not Tylenol or chocolate. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What happened to cause the jail fight? (Maggie) They thought it would be fun to knock around the ‘kid’ and show off their manhood. I thought it would be fun to knock a couple of them unconscious. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My father used to say that it’s not enough to just beat an attacker off. You have to hurt them enough that they’ll know not to tangle with you anymore. Or preferably kill them. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What happened to your hair, tiger? (Fang) It fell off. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let me guess. The big one is due in on the north shore? (Dante) Yes. So let’s make this quick. I have a board, a wave, and a babe with my name on them and I would like to take advantage of all three....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah. And Savitar predates him. He has presided over this council since the very beginning, and notice, Savitar looks about thirty. We don’t know what he is, but he ain’t one of us and he ain’t human....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What happened to him? (Lioness) He pissed me off. (Savitar) Why hasn’t one of the other jaguars taken his place? (Lioness) He pissed me off...big time. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you knew this, why did you wait to bring it before the Omegrion? (Savitar) Because I was afraid to come forward...(Zack) And now you're all better? (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m partial to the truth, Lo. Good, bad or indifferent. (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How do you feel? (Maggie) Like I got hit by a bus that decided to back up a few times and make sure it finished the job. I think it must have ground its tires on my ribs during the last run. You know,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, I wish I could have stayed awake long enough to see your face when I changed over. (Wren) No, you don’t. I assure you, it wasn’t pretty. (Maggie) There’s never anything about you that isn’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what happened? (Maggie) Nothing major. It’s just a group of assholes out to kill me. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How many more are there like you? (Maggie) Enough to make the cast of a Cecil B. DeMille film look like a two-man opera. (Wren)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shutup, lapdog, this isn’t your fight, either. Boy, you better counsel that tongue before you find yourself without it.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh no, hon we were too late. Tiger-boy done pissed down the wrong honey tree and got all the bees, or in this case, bears, going wild. (Fury)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I still don’t believe it. It’s not in him. Yeah, and you are delusional. Babe, news flash, with the exception of you and the pirate, we’re all animals here. And we all have a killer’s instinct.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not that I’ve ever feared a fight or backed down from one –(Wren) That’s the truth. I swear he’s half beta fish. He’d fight his own reflection to prove a point. (Maggie)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A human’s love. I couldn’t wish anything better for him. Animals protect what they know. They protect what they are bound to, but humans…humans have a greater capacity for sacrifice for those who...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

To make an omelet you must first break some eggs.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then what good is he? (Maggie) I ask myself every friggin’ day exactly what you did. What good am I? The answer is simple. There’s nothing good about me and I like it that way. Pride myself on it,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The only thing that was sharper and that scarred more was the selfish actions of those you loved when they made it crystal clear that they cared more for themselves than they did for you. Especially when...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re not the only one who’s loyal and decent, Ture. It’s why I won’t betray Darling. He wouldn’t betray me and I know it. When someone really loves you, they find a way to get to you, even...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Screw reality. It don’t feed my dog. It don’t make my Porsche payments. It don’t get me laid. Bullshit does that…and I like it that way. (Leo)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, if my life was a horse, I’d shoot it. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I mumble hocus-pocus and the next thing you know, I’m a cat. (Ravyn) I suppose it’s a step up. The last guy I had in my house could only turn into a beer-drinking pig. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know I can’t go out there. There’s daylight outside. (Ravyn) Well, that’s what happens when the big yellow ball comes up over the mountains. Amazing isn’t it? (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t knock on the devil’s door, boy, unless you want him to answer. (Ravyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Best hope for what, Catman? Death? Bankruptcy? You know, my life was going along…well, rather crappily, to be honest, but at least no one was trying to kill me and no one was dying around me. Since I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Uh-huh. You know with that sinister tone you should look into working for the IRS. I’m sure they’re desperate for people who can cow others with a single growl. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What? Had a dry spell of killing people lately? (Susan) As a matter of fact, yes. If it doesn’t end soon, I might get out of practice. (Otto)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Looks like I’m going to ruin your day, Big Boy. I choose to live my crappy life a little longer. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In essence, we’re their servants who help them and who guard them from the public. (Leo) Oh gee, golly, goodie, Mr. Leo! Can I have my eyes gouged out, too? (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please nothing, she’s a vicious piranha. She looks all cute and cuddly, then she opens that mouth and lets loose so much venom she could double as a nest of scorpions. (Leo)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

These are used solely for Blood Rites. (Leo) Is that like special ed? (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m assuming those are Daimons. (Susan) No, they’re Avon ladies. (Ravyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yes, and for the record, he thinks you’re insane, too. (Otto) Oh, goodie. But I guess that’s only fair since I think he’s psychotic. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kitten, when did you get so tall? (Ravyn) I grew while you were in the bathroom. (Erika)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Were-Hunters are different from humans. (Ravyn) You mean other than the fact that you live for several hundred years, can turn into animals, time travel, and wave your hand to make freaky stuff happen?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And they choose our mates. (Ravyn) So what do they do? Jump here on earth, tap you on the shoulder, and say, ‘Hey, bub, marry her’? (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know everything about everything and before I dry off completely, which is something I truly hate, you better go outside, collect Trates, and have both your asses out of here or I’m going to lose what...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t worry. I won’t send you off without warning. Just stand there and be awed by my beauty. It’s the safest mode around me. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It actually dawned on me that I don’t fight. I just kill whatever annoys me, and it’s over. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is the life you seek to take worth the one you could one day create? (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Remember, Nick, there are only two people in the universe I care for…and you’re not one of them. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

When a cow lives with the butcher, sooner or later he gets eaten unless he helps the other cows off to their slaughter. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I hate you! (Artemis) Don’t keep saying that, Artie. It’s cruel to get my hopes up. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now you know I’m a reporter, so you might as well answer my question truthfully, or I’ll just keep asking it until you lose your mind. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Honestly? I don’t want people around me for two reasons – they ultimately betray you or they die on you. Either way, you’re screwed and you spend all your time obsessing on why you didn’t see it...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And if I don’t want you to? (Ravyn) You know, you’d look really weird in a dress and high heels. (Susan) What’s that supposed to mean? (Ravyn) It means you’re not my mother. Now stop arguing and...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know the legend. Stab them in the heart and they’ll die. (Ravyn) Call me Buffy. I’m even blond, but don’t ask me to wear a halter top. Or corset. (Susan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For a woman who can handle herself so well in a fight, I can’t believe you got taken out by a defenseless doorjamb. (Ravyn) Given the size of my goose egg, I would argue the defenseless part. That doorjamb...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t believe I’m mated to someone who’s allergic to me. (Ravyn) You? I’m the one who should be having a hissy. How do I introduce you to people? Hi, this is my…what? Significant other? Mate?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Greetings, O Great Gazoo. How nice of you to join us here on planet Earth again. (Cael) Thanks, Barney. How’s Betty and Bam Bam doing? (Acheron) Great, if I could only get them away from Wilma and Pebbles....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No one should have to pay for love in flesh or blood. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you believe our Ash is getting laid? Our baby is growing up. I'm so proud!

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The past is history written in stone that can't be altered. The future is transitory and never guaranteed. Today is the only thing you can alter for certain. Make the most of it.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How do you know all this? Jeez, Tory, you’re a kid. Act like it. (Geary) (Tory reached out and punched her on the arm.) Ow! What was that for? (Geary) Unexpected and irrational emotional outbursts. Isn’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Maybe I’m just tired. (Geary) People only say that when they’re not really willing to deal with the issue at hand. It’s like when you ask a guy what he’s thinking and he says ‘nothing’ but...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yes, but I’ve already made my fortune in other things. (Solin) Such as? (Geary) Viagra. My brother learned to take a personal problem and profit by it. (Arik) It’s true. It pained me to see a man as...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You were overwhelmed by my desire? What planet are you from? (Geary to Arik) Moronia. Every full moon they teleport the Morons to earth and let them loose. Consider this your first encounter. (Solin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I swear it on Solin’s life. (Arik) Uh, excuse me? (Solin) I would, but there’s truly no excuse for you. (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You live your life like it’s a rare treasure to be savored. You take pleasure from the simplest of things and you never take them for granted. I saw the joy on your face and the life in your eyes when...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Success is when persistence meets preparation.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t you have a girlfriend or family you’d rather be with? (Geary) Only Solin, and honestly, he’s not this soft. Even if he was, it’d be gross. (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have you – a god of mixed heritage – on an expedition that could unleash the Destroyer from her hole. Arikos, another god, on the same team who is masquerading as a human. The demigod Solin, who...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My niceness has a very low threshold and that little girl just sucked it dry, so don’t push me, Olympain. I don’t want so much as a single Atlantean stone overturned. Guard it with your life because...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Like this cake. It’s really very good. (Arik) As the girth to my hips will attest. (Geary)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re going to share a Moon Pie? Now? You know you can’t get any more of those until you go back to the Sates, right? (Geary) It’s for a good cause. We need more addicts. Besides, there’s always...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh no, if you really want to be wicked to him, nuke it first. (Geary) Yeah, but given his reaction to the cupcake, that might overload his taste buds with pleasure and kill him. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yes, he’s like a rash for which there’s no cure. It only goes away for a bit before returning unexpectedly to ruin every pleasurable experience. He should have been named Herpes rather than ZT. Or...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, and Mr. Cuddles is a jealous sort. He doesn’t share us well. (Geary) Does this mean I’ll have to fight him? (Arik) You’d never win. Mr. Cuddles cheats. You think he’s just a pushover teddy...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This isn’t a game, human. Listen to the Skotos and go. We’re not bound by the laws of the Oneroi. Killing humans is nothing for us. (Dolophoni) Well, aren’t you all scary in black. Ooo. What are...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah. Just keep the live feed going so that I can see it and pretend I’m there, too. (Tory) Yes, my queen. Anything else you’d like? (Geary) A million dollars and Brad Pitt. (Tory) You forgot world...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I fell out of the hammock while I was sleeping. (Arik) On your head? (Geary) Apparently. Good thing it’s hard, huh? (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Disease. Filth. Waste. Crime. Brutality. What’s there to like? (Solin) There’s brutality on Olympus. (Arik) True. But I hate humanity as much as I hate the gods. Both groups are selfish bastards bent...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I find you irritating. (Kat) I haven’t even begun to irritate you yet. Imagine what I could do if I applied myself? (Solin) I can imagine. I can also imagine ripping your throat out and tying my shoes...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Uh, folks, I think that’s our boat trying to kill us. (Scott)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We come from a long line of people who live to read boring texts – I think it may be why we all die young. Complete boredom. (Geary)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You two go and have fun. I have plenty of stuff here to entertain me with. Plato rocks! (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Stay out of this, Zebulon. (Dolophoni) You guys come to my town, you don’t call. You don’t write. And you expect me to just let you run amok in front of the humans? Really, Deimos, don’t tread here...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Okay, I’m dreaming. Hallucinating. Brought on by stress. I had a hard day today and this is my mind trying to protect itself from…from stuff. Lots of stuff. (Geary) (Arik, Trieg, and ZT stare at Geary.)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

See what? I didn’t see anything. There were no scary people there. Nothing freaky. I’m going home now and tomorrow I’m going to have the doctors check for a brain tumor. Full battery of tests. Whole...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And he’s just plain odd. And what is your problem that you keep putting yourself in my way? (Geary) She’s feisty, Skotos. I can see the appeal. (ZT)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Victory to the spider. Patience wins the day. And today my patience ends. (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Okay, I don’t like it when you walk away from me, but other than that...(Arik) Yeah, I guess that makes sense. You transcend a dimension to come here and I brush you off. I can see where that might get...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So how many women have you visited in their dreams? (Geary) Is this one of those questions that if I don’t answer it correctly, you get angry at me? (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what’s it like to live without emotions? (Geary) It’s hard. Imagine a world without taste. A world where you can see the colors and all, but you can’t feel it. A beautiful clear day can never...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Come on, Megeara. Walk on the wild side with me. Let’s get naked and ruin Solin’s upholstery. It serves two purposes. We’re happy and he’s pissed. (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No. Real love takes time to build. What you feel is just infatuation. (Geary) But it doesn’t feel temporary. (Arik) It never does at its onset. It’s only in hindsight that we realize the difference...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Vengeance only destroys the one who seeks it. (Theo- Geary’s Grandfather/Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sweetie, in our world, fair’s got nothing to do with anything. He who has the greatest power wins. It’s why we’re all willing to kill each other off without flinching. (Solin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But you helped me and Arik. Why would you do that if you really feel that way? (Geary) What can I say? It’s so much more enjoyable to snatch victory from the hands of the gullible. You guys make the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t need friends. All they do is eat your food, drink your beer, then spew your secrets the first time you do something that displeases them. No offense, but when you have as many enemies as I do,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’d rather be vindictive than smart. (Solin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’ve no idea...my tongue has been known to let blood on four continents. (Geary)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick, space. Now. (Acheron) Go, Nick, fetch. Here, boy, here. You should let me borrow one of those leather collars you wear and give me a tag with Kyrian’s number on it. ‘In case of loss, call my...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Thank you, Geary. (Arik) For what? (Geary) For giving me a life that is the best dream I’ve ever had. (Arik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

People are basically irritating. Myself included.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s a responsibility that I take most seriously, so excuse me for banning you from killing them because you have reverse PMS. (Acheron) Reverse PMS? (Artemis) Yeah, unlike a normal woman, you’re cranky...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aren’t you ever satisfied? I swear if I were mortal, I’d be limping from our last go-round. If not dead. We really need to find you a hobby other than jumping on top of me. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We are coming up on the Sumerian apokalypsi–. (Artemis) I don’t think they use that word. (Kat) Who cares what word they use? End of the world is end of the world regardless of whatever term you use...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The point is, Sin is now going to try to overthrow me again and take my place. Do you know what that means? (Artemis) There will be much rejoicing? (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t you have something to do? (Sin) If not for the fact it would result in your breaking every bone in my body and making me cry for Mommy, I’d be calling some cops. As it stands, I think my neck...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then you’re going to stay in that net until eternity comes to pass. (Sin) Well, that’s really intelligent, isn’t it? What are you going to do? Put drinks on me or just use me as a conversation piece...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, you were doing a real bang-up job of it. I particularly liked the way you were bruising his fists with your face. A few minutes more and I’m sure your heart would have been on the attack...after...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m a goddess of destruction. Tell me honestly that you find nothing exciting about the idea of a billion people screaming out for mercy when there’s no one left who cares what befalls them. Of the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I follow after my father, who likes to protect mankind, and I really don’t want to see a bunch of demons eating people. Call me sentimental. (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I’ve lost my children, too, and I know the ache that lives inside the heart that no amount of solace or alcohol will squelch. I know what it’s like to have the powers of a god and to not be...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My son has few friends and even fewer who know him for what he is. So long as you protect him, you live. Sumerian or not. But if you prove false in anything you’ve said here today, I will bring a wrath...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Keep your lips and other body parts to yourself or you’ll be headless. (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let’s just say I understand betrayal. And having been where he is, I know the explosion to come. Trust me. ‘Duck’ won’t quite cover it. (Sin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And I can’t let you out of here until I know what your plans are. (Kat) To stop the annihilation of mankind and the earth. It’s a simple plan, really, but an important one. Can I go now? (Sin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let me out of here, Katra. Now. (Sin) I can't. (Kat) Then I hope you can live with the death of humanity on your conscience. I’ll just sit myself over here until it’s over. You got any good DVDs I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And if you eat enough of those souls, they begin to corrupt you until you become one of them. Everyone knows that. (Kat) Only if you’re stupid. I’m two hundred years old and I haven’t turned yet....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There is more than one kind of death? (Kat) Yes. Cowards aren’t the only ones who die a thousand deaths. Sometimes heroes do, too. (Sin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My father is the harbinger of death and destruction. My grandmother the Great Destroyer. My mother is the goddess of the hunt. I think I’ll be okay. (Kat) Yeah, you do have the history of absolute terror...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, that’s just a little hard, since I can’t even talk her into sparing your life, huh? You haven’t exactly endeared yourself to her. (Kat) Oh, excuse my utter lack of manners there. Should we...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Whoa, what is this? Battle of the Sarcastic and Pissed? Should I make popcorn? Forget American Idol, man. This is much more entertaining. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is there a point to your latest irritation, Kish? (Sin) Had a sudden death wish. Felt the deep need to come up here and have you freeze me. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simi? You got some free time? (Kat) Of course I do. You know akri on Olympus with that heifer-goddess I want to eat, but he won’t let the Simi have no dinner. So why you calling me, little akra-kitty?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The ones here know I own this place and they give it space. After all, unlike the Dark-Hunters, I’m not banned from hitting or killing them, and they know it. (Sin) You’re just such a sweetie pie....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I find that hard to believe. Nothing comes free in this world. Ever. (Sin) Then get up and get dressed. There’s the door. I’m sure you know how to use it. It’s a really simple process. You put one...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Stop calling your akri your daddy. It makes my wings droop. (Xirena) My akri is my daddy. He said so and it is so, so your wings can droop all they want, ‘cause it won’t change anything! (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t even know what to say to you. (Acheron) Me, either. I guess we’ll just stand here and cry at each other, huh? (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re so beautiful. I wish I’d seen you as a child. (Acheron) You didn’t miss much. I had buck teeth and stringy hair. (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s true, and I was really hideous as a preteen. Tall and gawky. I used to bump my head into everything. Still do sometimes. (Kat) You are my daughter. (Acheron) Sure I am, I can’t imagine you ever...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don't know about you, but I have to sleep. I had a long night and I'm exhausted." She was rather tired, too. But as she slid her gaze to the fake leather sofa, she realized it would never fit both of...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust me, little one. Everyone makes mistakes. Even the gods, and ours are much worse than those of humans. Unlike humans, we don’t suffer alone. Rather, we share the pain with thousands. That’s why...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wronged him, Katra. Greatly. I had the entire world in my hand at one time and I didn’t know it. I let stupidity blind me and I lost him because of that. (Artemis) Then tell him you’re sorry. (Kat)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now that system has weakened to the point he and his worst disciples are able to be free. He wants total mayhem and bloodshed. Most of all, he wants Sin to suffer for helping to lock him in there. (Zakar)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell him what? Kat’s a raging nymphomaniac. (Kytara) Tara! (Kat) Oh, all right. She’s so bland she makes plain toast look spicy. (Kytara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He attacked us. What was I supposed to do? Invite him to dinner? (Sin)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You were supposed to die. It would have been a good start. (Kessar) I don’t know. I die, you get bored. World ends. Doesn’t really fit, does it? Besides, I can’t make things too easy on you. What’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, you’re going to die all right. All of you. And for what you’ve done to my brother you will suffer unimaginably! (Kessar) Yada, yada, yada. Am I the only one who gets sick of the bad-guy monologue?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Really, if that’s the case, you need to stop letting your mother dress you funny. It’s hard to take anyone serious as a killer when he looks like an investment banker. The only part of me that’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So eager to die are you? (Zakar) Not particularly, but I’d rather go down clubbing Kessar than from boredom. (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know the incredible thing about hearts is their unbelievable capacity for forgiveness. You’d be amazed what people will overlook when they love someone. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Could you please stop with the beating? (Kat) He’s being punished. Hello? This is Tartarus, remember the purpose of this part of the Underworld? We’re not really warm and fluffy over here. (Hades)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But you’re human, aren’t you? (Kat) I’m human, except when I first wake up in the morning. Even I don’t want to be around myself then. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Life only has the value a person gives it. If I killed you here and now, yours would be worthless and no one would mourn you. Is that really what you want? (Sin) I don’t own my life. It means nothing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It is leashed. Now drop the subject or I’ll tell Sin you’ve seen me naked. (Kat) I will never bring this topic up again. Oh wait. What topic? I have Alzheimer’s. I know nothing at all. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You let him go alone? (Kat) Well, given the fact that it was in this time zone and there’s a little thing outside called the sun...yeah. Burnt-up Daimon wouldn’t be helpful to nobody, least of all...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why didn’t you come tell me he was heading out alone? (Kat) ’Cause he does it all the time. Didn’t think anything about it. But now that you’re here I’ll make sure and keep you updated on everything...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why do all men have to suck? I knew you all sucked and still I stupidly fell in love with one of you. Why? Why would I be such a masochist? You pour your heart out to a man and what does he do? ‘Could...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do you want my input or is this just an angry tirade you need to vent? (Acheron) Both! (Kat) Okay, you rant and I’ll add my comments at the end. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For the record, this isn’t a male/female thing. It’s a people thing. You talk about men being cold...you should see women from my standpoint. We’re talking the Arctic tundra would be warmer. Believe...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What do you do when Mom leaves you alone like this? (Kat) I write romance novels. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why do you tolerate it? (Kat) The same reason Sin hasn’t resigned himself to death. There are six billion people on earth who need someone to protect them from things that are scarier than the tax man...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, but you’re a god of fate. Can’t you change that? (Kat) You’re thinking like a child, Katra. Things that appear simple very seldom are. It’s like the mechanic who goes to fix the carburetor...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But his pantheon would have survived. (Kat) Would it? Fate is never that simple. It doesn’t go in a straight line, and the more you try to circumvent it, the worse you make it on yourself. Fate will...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But if fate won’t be denied...if it’s set, how could there be infinite possibilities? (Kat) Only certain aspects are fated. The outcome isn’t. It was fated that Sin would loose his godhood. The means...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t be stupid, Katra. Never speak in anger and never try to force your will onto someone else. You’ll never find peace in that. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are incredibly wise. (Kat) Only when it comes to other people. It’s easy to see how to fix their lives. It’s much harder to see the cracks in your own house. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? Weak? Don’t tell me you want me to spare this pathetic animal when it wouldn’t show you any such mercy. Believe me, it’s better to take the head off a cobra before the cobra strikes...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are we going to debate philosophy or should I just kiss and make up with the demon now? Let it get a good shot at your throat so it can rip it out? (Xypher) Put him down mercifully. (Kat) Yes, Queenie....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s been a full week since she left and all you’ve done is sulk like a dying cow. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m just trying to imagine you in flannel pink sock monkey pajamas. I’m sure you look stunning in pink. (Damien) Actually, with his skin tone he probably does look really good in it. I would definitely...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No, but it’s what I need to know the answer to. (Sin) Yes, Sin. I missed you. I’ve mourned for you. I’ve hated you. I’ve wanted to sic Simi on you with barbecue sauce and I’ve done nothing but...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re looking for anything to do with the Rod of Time. (Sin) Rod of Time, Forsaken Moon, Tablet of Destiny…you Sumerians really liked your hokey terms, huh? (Kat) They didn’t exactly ask my opinion...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fine, you fun-vampire. I’ll take my scroll over here and play by myself. (Kat) Fun-vampire? What is that? (Sin) That would be you sucking all the fun out of life. (Kat) You have the most interesting...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In that case, we need to seriously arm ourselves. (Sin) Hail Mary, full of grace – (Kish) What are you doing? You’re not Catholic. (Damien) Yeah, but I’m feeling really religious all of a sudden...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, I never kid about Artemis. I promised her I’d sit here and do nothing, so here I am doing nothing. Much like a really tall, bored guard dog. Personally, I’d rather be throwing myself onto an electric...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All right, kids. We’re going to a party where they don’t like us very much. Everyone know what they’re doing? (Sin) Not a clue, but I think certain death and dismemberment is in my forecast, followed...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are we all ready? (Deimos) (Letting out a blood-chilling war cry, he and the rest of the Dolophoni ran through the caverns.) I hate their dramatics…and their decibel level. (M'Adoc)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How long till our powers are back? (Kat) A few hours according to last time. (Sin) Sweet, and we have how long till the bitches awake? (Kat) Less than two. (Sin) Can you say screwed, boys and girls? Yes,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please tell me the cave just had a little indigestion. (Kat)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Looks like the safest spot here for a human who doesn’t want to get eaten. (Kish)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Seal the door behind us. (Acheron) Um, not to be argumentative or anything, but didn’t we have to fight to get that opened? (Kish) Well, if you want to leave it open and let all the demons in – (Female...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man goodness, the miser with generosity, and the liar with truth. (Indian proverb) It sounds good, doesn’t it? If only people and life were...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, it never fails to amaze me how a single lie can undo an entire lifetime of good. (Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s not the pain that’s inflicted on us by others that destroys us. It’s the pain we let inside our hearts that does that. Don’t let the human’s anger become yours. It can drive you mad if you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t want your lying kindness. Sure, you’ll smile and be so sweet to me that I’ll trust you, but the minute I don’t give you everything you want the instant you demand it, you’ll turn on me...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What good was owning the world when he’d have no choice except to defend himself against every person in it? Personally, he’d rather be a beggar with one true friend than a prince surrounded by two-faced...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What’s the gun for? (Leta) I would lie and say it’s for bears or snakes, but mostly I use it for trespassers. (Aiden) Wow, Dexter, I’m impressed. Since we’re not in Miami and you haven’t a boat...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What about when they’re hibernating? (Leta) The coyotes get them. (Aiden) Well, then, I guess you need to go ahead and shoot me and get it over with. The coyotes are probably starving in this weather....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m a professional bodyguard. (Leta) Yeah, right. (Aiden) Nope. All true. I know seventy-two ways to kill a man and sixty-nine of them look like an accident. (Leta)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How are you in the profession of protecting people without knowing who I am? I’ve been told I have one of the most recognizable faces in the world. (Aiden) Wow…just out of curiosity, when you go to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, then, if I admit I know who you are and really couldn’t care less will that assuage your damaged manhood enough that we can get past this and move on to something that ends with your giving me...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why did you leave? (Aiden) I took care of the person harassing him. Threat gone. Job eliminated. Anything else you want to know? Dental records, fingerprints? Retinal scan? (Leta) Urine sample would work....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

People will knife you in the back for a stinking crumb and then go on with their lives as if you’re nothing but a worthless roach. (Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, I admit you seem like a decent person. For all I know you stop and move turtles out of the road whenever you see one to keep someone from running it over. But this turtle is tired of having its guts...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just remember, sometimes people will put you ahead of themselves. It does happen. (Leta) Yeah, the whole world is just rainbows and puppies. Boy Scouts really do help old ladies cross the street without...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Note to self on waking. Lay off the beer on an empty stomach. This dream is even more screwed up than the time I had a donkey and a corkscrew. (Aiden) Donkey and a corkscrew? (Leta) I don’t know you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No. He’s the personification of human fear. (Leta) Oh, goody. Just what I wanted to add to my dream. Should we invite him over for tea? (Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I have nothing else to live for. You told me of your brother’s betrayal. Imagine your own father calling out his hounds to kill your infant daughter and husband. Imagine what it was like to watch...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because people are ever willing to believe the negative over the positive. It’s easier for you to think me corrupt and evil than it is for you to see me for what I really am. No one wants to believe...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t believe you cheated! (Phobos) I can’t believe you didn’t know it. Man, what kind of god are you? I never knew stupidity had a divine representative. Guess I was wrong, huh? (Deimos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m an executioner, Leta, hence my Demon nickname. They send me in to take the heads off people and gods who’ve stepped over the line, usually only because someone has PMS. You want justice, Themis’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She’s special. We used to unleash her on ancient battlefields just to see soldiers chop their best friends into pieces before falling on their own swords. (Deimos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you betray me, Leta…Kill me. Be kind and don’t let me live in the shadow of your cruelty. I can’t take another blow like that. I’m not that strong. (Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But one thing I realized with my brother is that you can’t toss your pearls before the swine. I think that’s why my mother insisted you give anonymously. The instant anyone sees that you’re kind...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Familiarity breeds contempt. By bringing them in close, they realize that you’re just as human as they are. That’s when the madness sets in. They can’t understand why you have more than they do when...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Humans are capable of so much creativity and goodness and at the same time they are destructive and cruel. (Leta)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s as if your kind needs adversity in order to achieve. (Leta) No, we don’t. That’s just a lie people tell themselves to feel better about all the people who kick them in their teeth when it’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Jealousy can’t sour someone to this extreme, can it? (Aiden) It can and it does. Believe me. I’ve seen a lot worse than this in my billion or so years of existence – the first murder man committed...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re not worth the salt in my tears or the brain power it would take me to even conjure your face. (Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t like being here with these people and animals. I’m going to retire, but remember, courage is doing what we know is dangerous. It’s risking our safety for a chance at something better. Don’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s been a whole day since I last killed someone, and I’m getting antsy. (Maxis)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’d rather have my eyes gouged out. (Urian) If I do that, can the Simi eat them? (Simi) You have to share if you do! (Xirena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you ever wanted to put your head in a blender and turn on the liquefy switch? (Tate)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But I have a gut feeling on this and it’s not the oh-look-it’s-a-bright-shiny-world kind. (Tate)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I just love the gifts you bring me for lunch. Other girls get diamonds. Me? I get mayhem and blood – and all before noon. Thanks, Tate. (Simone)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know it doesn’t work that way, T. I have to be touching the body or something that belonged to the victim. Photos only give me a paper cut…and the willies. (Simone)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Want to come back to the morgue with me after lunch? (Tate) I shudder at the thought of the pickup line you must have used the night you met LaShonda. Come with me, baby, and see my collection of stiffs....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But for the last couple of weeks I’ve had this bizarre sensation that something is watching me. (Simone) You mean someONE, right? (Tate) I know it sounds crazy – (Simone) I just had a body walk off...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Was it like this? (Jesse) (Jesse made an inhuman ghost noise.) That sounds like Darth Vader choking on a chicken bone. (Gloria)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t be jealous, baby. We’ll get to you in a jiffy. (Daimon) Jiffy? What kind of pathetic wuss uses the word ‘jiffy’? (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you are? (Xypher) Pissed off. You wrecked my car, shoved me around, and are a complete and utter dickhead! (Simone) Dear God, what a mouthful – your mom must have really wanted a son. Mind if I call...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fine. I’m a Skotos (Xypher) That means what? You have toe jam? (Simone)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do that again and, bracelet or no bracelet, I’ll tear your head off and use it for a doorstop. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t like being threatened, lied to, or manipulated. You’d do well to remember that. (Simone) Or what? You’re going to snivel at me? (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have to sleep sometime. (Xypher) So do you. (Julian) Down, boys, down. Please, I just want to be free before I get testosterone poisoning. (Simone)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ectoplasmic plane? What the devil is that? (Simone) It’s jargon from those of us who are corporeally challenged. It’s the great beyond where we bounce into each other like floundering atoms. It’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I beg your pardon. I’m not gross. (Simone) Grody to the max. Gag me with a spoon. I’ve seen you in the mornings. You’re not exactly well coiffed. (Jesse)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

While I respect suicidal tendencies on most days, you’d do well to remember who you’re addressing and, more to the point, what I can do to you. No one says you have to go back to Tartarus in one piece....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do you know what happened to the last person who took that tone with me? (Xypher) Let me guess…Disembowelment. Probably painful. Definitely slow. (Simone)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They’re ogling you, dude. Talking about your assets and the fact that you’re nauseatingly ripped, which I would have been had I not bit the dust at seventeen. I’m forever trapped in my tall, gangly...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m getting all warm and fuzzy inside at the prospect of these demon things roaming the street, preying on us. (Tate)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Speaking of, her family is due in any minute to claim her body. What am I supposed to tell them when we can’t give the body over? Again, I don’t think ‘oops’ will quite cover it. (Tate)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Did you do that? (Simone) Sometimes my powers work. Sometimes they don’t. Looks like this time they did. Yea, us. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, Vader, keep your Jedi mind tricks to yourself. That hurt! (Jesse)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Start walking. When you hit a spot where you’re gasping for breath, that should tell us our limitations. (Xypher) Oh, joy. I can’t wait to be the guppy. (Simone) Glub, glub, little fishy. Start walking....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What made you so unforgiving? (Simone) Be grateful that you have the luxury of asking me that question. Pray to whatever god you worship that you’ll always be ignorant. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My father used to say that life is what you make it. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can’t change the past, but the future isn’t set in stone. You can effect a change there. Move...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I hear ‘Karma Chameleon’ one more time, I swear I’m going to find Boy George and make him eat Jesse’s record. What does red, gold, and green have to do with anything anyway? (Gloria)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s a brilliant song! C’mon…’Every day is like survival. You’re my lover, not my rival.’ What could be more meaningful than that? (Jesse)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Someone please tell me that we’re not seriously having a friggin’ debate over the genius of ‘Karma Chameleon’ at seven o’clock in the morning? (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your father wasn’t a positive influence on you, was he? (Simone) Being the god of nightmares, he wasn’t a warm fuzzy bunny. Unless you count Happy Bunny. Amazingly the two of them have a lot in common…And...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I didn’t know I could do that. I mean I knew I could do that before, but I didn’t know it was actually working now until you screamed. I thought I was just imagining it. And don’t give me that look…sorry?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am about to impart to you the sacred words my father gave to me. It’s the five responses that will get you out of any female problem…I don’t know what you’re talking about. I didn’t do it....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, right. I don’t believe that one for a minute. What do you think? I fell off a turnip truck? (Simone) Honestly? All I was thinking about was how beautiful you are. How much I wanted to feel your...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you okay? (Simone) No, I’m in ecstasy. I blew straight past okay the minute you touched me. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know you’re going to find this hard to believe, but for some reason I don’t understand, I actually like you…most of the time. (Simone) Well, you also love Jesse. Obviously your taste in men leaves...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lady, right now you could tell me to throw myself under a bus to make you happy, and I’d oblige you. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He walks in daylight. But, like a demon, he’s weaker then. He seems to have the powers of a god, but no followers. What would you call him? (Xypher) I wouldn’t call him anything that didn’t make...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Maybe they’re customers. (Simone) For a doll store? Yes, I can just see them now…I’ll take the frilly pink baby doll. (Liza)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This one’s easy to use. The pointy end goes into their body. (Liza)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Kaiaphas. I see you finally made some friends. You must have learned to use a toothbrush at last. You know it’s the whole up and down, back and forth that confuses people…or demons. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ironically no one ever wants to hear what I have to say about anything. They usually argue with me to the point I want to put them through a wall. Hopefully you won’t be so dense. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t play that game with me, Acheron. Tell me what I need to know! (Xypher) Nice tone. We should rent you out to record Halloween albums. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Relax, she’s not really converting. (Acheron) Look at her! She’s not exactly baking cookies! (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Thinking of someone else is what got me damned. It’s a mistake I don’t want to repeat. (Xypher) You know sometimes it’s by repeating our mistakes that we realize what went wrong the first time. Knowing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Right, and the definition of basic stupidity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. I’m not stupid. (Xypher) I didn’t say to keep doing it. Move forward...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simone’s mother was an unfortunate mistake. Palackas, Simone’s father, was a bound demon who stumbled across her one night while he was carrying out an order for his master. One thing led to another…he...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Charonte are guarding a Dimme? Is the world coming to an end and I missed the memo? (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Want a closer look? (Tate) Like a screwdriver through my eye socket. Sure, let’s have a look-see. (Simone) Ooo, welcome back, Ms. Snark. I’ve missed you. (Tate)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re not a morning person, are you? (Simone) I’m a Dream-Hunter/demon. By my very nature I’m nocturnal. That big yellow ball in the sky offends me to the very core of my being. (Xypher)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Anything you need, you tell him and he'll get it for you. If he offends you in any way, let me know and I'll kill him when I get up.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'll be damned, you got laid.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You the Dark-Hunter?" Kyrian arched a brow. "You the flunky?" "I don't like your tone." "And I dont't like you. Now that we've dispensed with the introductions and have declared our mutual distaste for...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You're a Dark-Hunter." He kissed her lightly on the lips. "What I am is a man in love with a woman. I want you, Amanda. For the rest of my blessedly short mortal life. I want to wake at dawn with you in...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm a gunfighter, Jim, not a demonologist." Sin moved past him so that he could burn the body o n the ground. "Nice Bones impression. Roddenberry would be proud.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shamefully, all of us have wanted revenge on someone at some point for something. I've lived since before man and buffalo roamed this small planet. I have survived the beginning, bloom, and death of countless...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You gonna keep staring at me, Great Acheron, or are you ready to chew me a new one?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know what you are, Talon. You are the man I was born to love. The only man I was born to love.” “I’m not a man. Not anymore.” “You are mine and I will not let you go without a fight.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So help me, I won’t rest until I bathe in your entrails! (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You will fail and I’ll dance on your grave. (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then he will be called Acheron for the River of Woe. Like the river of the Underworld, his journey shall be dark, long and enduring. He will be able to give life and to take it. He will walk through his...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He deserves nothing. Nothing but our scorn. (Father) Then I am rich indeed from the abundance of that which you’ve shown me. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A word of wisdom to you, akribos, you need to learn to accept gifts. (Catera) There’s no such thing as a gift. If I were to take that from you, sooner or later you would ask a favor from me in return....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I defy you to try it, Princess. Go ahead. I don’t even know how to sweep a floor. All I know how to do is use my body to please others. I was sick and alone with no references, friends, family, or money....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you mad? (Artemis) Yes, I am. Mad at this world where we are nothing to the gods. Mad at the Fates who put us here for no purpose except to toy with us for their petty amusement. I wish all of the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

People destroy beauty when they find it. (Acheron) How so? (Artemis) By nature, people are petty and jealous. They envy what they lack and because they don’t know how to acquire something, they try to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And if wishes were horses, I’d have been run over in childhood.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Beat him until there’s no skin left on his back. If he passes out, wake him and beat him again. (Father) Love you, too, Father. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m sick of being everyone’s regret. My mother died in shame because she’d borne me. My father and brother despise me and my sister can barely look me in the eye! (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are we even now? Or do you want to rape my body as much as you’ve raped my soul? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Remember what I’ve told you. Looks can often deceive you. A poor man can don the robes of a prince and a prince can be shoeless in the street. We judge people by what their actions are, not by the clothes...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re a slave? (Eleni) I was. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have come here. (Acheron) Take your cloak off and sit, Acheron. You’ve done nothing to apologize for. I admire you all the more for stopping...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Actions that sometimes seem mean aren’t. Rather they are done by the ones we love in order to protect us without our knowing it. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s a gift. (Artemis) Nothing is ever freely given. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is so unfair to you. (Ryssa) Life isn’t about being fair. It’s not about justice. It’s all about endurance and how much we can suffer through. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Beware the viper in your closet. Isn’t that another thing you’re always saying, Father? Ambition and jealousy are at the heart of all betrayals. (Ryssa)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know the saying, don’t kill the messenger? Hold that thought really, really close to your hearts. (Hermes)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have any of you taken a look out at Greece in the last, say, hour or so? (Hermes) What? Are they reacting to the fact I cursed the Apollites? (Apollo) I don’t think that bothers them nearly as much as...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And I’m calling in a favor. (Savitar) Sav, you can’t keep doing this. I’m running out of places to put the bodies. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have much to teach you. Come and learn the art of war from the one who invented it. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Never take your eyes off your opponent. And never think you don’t have to work for a victory. Even now, you could surprise me. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Surprise me, Atlantean. Attack. This isn’t a dance party. (Takeshi) You know, this isn’t building my confidence. In fact, I think I’m just going to lie here for a bit and take in some sun. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He doesn’t anger easily. This is good. (Takeshi) Yes, I’m more of a simmer slowly until it boils over and ruins everything kind of man. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just remember, anger is always your enemy. You must keep your emotions in check. The moment you lose control of them, you lose the fight every time. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then shut up or grab a sword and come help. (Takeshi) Is that a challenge? (Savitar) It would be if I didn’t know for a fact that you’re too lazy to rise to one. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ah, you fight like a sissy demon. (Takeshi) Sissy demon? Have you ever met a sissy demon? (Savitar) I killed three this morning. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your mother was a goatherder. (Savitar) It’s an honorable profession. (Takeshi) Yeah, for a goat. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you been drinking this morning? How did you miss me? I swear I’ve fought old women with better reflexes. (Takeshi) The fact you fight old women tells me just how rusty you’ve become. What? Your...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, aren’t we forgetting something? (Savitar) Your dignity? (Takeshi) No, you have me confused with you again. Aren’t you supposed to be training him? (Savitar) So you admit my superiority by deflecting...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But then, his revenge had been more direct. He’d hunted down the ones who’d killed his sister and nephew – those who’d survived his mother’s attack – and he’d made them wish they’d never...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t like your hair black. (Artemis) And I don’t like your head attached to your shoulders. Guess we can’t all have what we want, huh? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There will never be peace between us. Ever. You shattered any hope of it when you watched your brother kill me and refused to speak up on my behalf. (Acheron) I was afraid. (Artemis) And I was butchered...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Who did you eat this time? (Acheron) It wasn’t a who, akri. It was something that had hornies on its head like me. There were a bunch of them actually. All of them had hornies and they made a strange...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, see then, the Simi is not in trouble. I just kill the Greek god and all’s fine. (Simi) You can’t kill a Greek god, Simi. It’s not allowed. (Acheron) There you go again, akri, saying no to the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No, Simi. No food. (Acheron) No, Simi. No food. The Simi don’t like this, akri. Katoteros is boring. There’s nothing fun there. Only old dead people who want to come back here. Bleh! (Simi) Simi...(Acheron)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell me, Acheron, is there anyone you will ever trust enough to release your soul? (Artemis) You know better. You’ve tutored me too well on how vicious women are. On how much love ruins and destroys....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, this I have to see. I love it when you go for the vernacular. Jugular.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You punk asshole. What was this? A game for you? This is my life’s work you just annihilated and for what? Shits and giggles? Or was this nothing more than a fraternity prank? Please tell me that you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You better hope that I never see you walking down the street while I’m driving my car! (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You freaking, flippin’, moronic frat boy!

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t believe this night. I was supposed to be applauded and instead, I’m ruined. I swear to God in heaven if I ever see that man again, I will commit murder. (Tory) Well, if you need help moving...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You go to him for advice? He’s only what? Five years old? I swear I own older sweaters. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t you two girls have something better to do, like pick out toe lint? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sorry. I have technical difficulties making it through a room without bumping into something. Thank God my clumsiness is only restricted to the ground. I’d probably kill myself diving if I was this bad...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up, sit down, and read. (Tory) Please? (Acheron) You need something? (Tory) You to be polite to me, Ms. I Own The World- Now Do What I Say You Pathetic Pleb. (Acheron) You don’t strike me as the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You should be more careful. You could have broken your neck or as big as you are landed on someone and killed them. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You want me here. (Artemis) Yeah, like an alien rectal probe up my sphincter.' (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

See how exciting Anthropology is? He’s a leading expert in ancient Greece. Now you should all change your majors so that you can ogle men like him all day long. Or better yet, uncover naked male statues....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now that I think about it, you’d have to be a glutton for punishment to keep coming near me given my acerbic personality where you’re concerned. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What’s in that backpack, by the way? You’re always guarding it like it holds national security secrets or something. (Tory) Dirty underwear. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You were right. My whole crew. Gone. Arrested. Perfect. Shoot me now and save me the expense of a bullet later. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Everyone cries sometimes, Tory. There are some pains that run too deep for even the strongest to take without breaking. I don’t think any less of you for it. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good tuna-fish sandwiches; he’s the tallest man I’ve ever seen! (Pam)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, good grief! I’ve never had a man pick me up before and not grunt like he’s dying. I’m in heaven. Marry me, Ash, please! (Pam) I would say yes, but I come with more baggage than even Samsonite...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You look so out of your element. (Savitar) I am out of my element. Much like you in a Seattle Goth club. (Acheron) I’m never out of my element, Atlantean. And it must be dire indeed to get you in shorties,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You of all beings know how fate works. What happened to you as a human happened because everyone from your parents on down tried to circumvent what was supposed to be – which ultimately was the destruction...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m going to be exposed, aren’t I? (Acheron) I don’t know. You planning on dropping your pants around me? If so, warn me first. I don’t want to go blind. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m stuck fighting. (Acheron) You’re stuck fighting. But you’re welcome to come share my beach any time you get tired of the brawl. (Savitar) Save me a spot. If this blows up in my face, I’ll be...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, this isn’t The Mummy. It’s not like a teenaged girl’s diary could resurrect the dead or anything. It’s just the story of her innocuous life. What on earth could an ancient girl have known...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You see, you’re doing it again. Telling me nothing. (Tory) You know, trust is always a good idea…for someone else. Every time I’ve ever made the mistake of trusting someone…it was a mistake that...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Take care of him, Soteria. And remember it takes great courage and heart for a man who knows no kindness to show it to another. Even the wildest of beasts can be tamed by a patient and gentle hand. (Takeshi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Akri done left his Simi on his arm for far too long. She done got tired and cranky. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So why the sudden girlspeak, Urian? Neither one of us is really into discussing our feelings…and no offense, I like the fact we don’t. (Acheron) I do too most times and I’m truly grateful you don’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know what it’s like to be torn between a love so pure it burns you deep down in a place you didn’t know someone could touch you and between your oath and duties. Between the love of a father you’ve...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, it’s what happens when we spoil the things we love. They don’t always understand the boundaries and their ridiculous wants can get us killed if we’re not careful. (Jaden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He wanted what he didn’t know and he didn’t know how to get what he wanted.’ (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where did you learn to ride anyway? Disasters-R-Us? (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A little bloodthirsty, isn’t it? (Kim) Given what they did to Tory, I’m thinking a quick death is merciful. Not to mention they ruined one of my favorite jackets and totaled my bike. (Acheron) Well,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now you’re thinking like me. A little eye-gouging, some slit nostrils…I could seriously get into that. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How did you get me here? (Tory) I have my evil Jedi ways. The Force is strong with this one. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please, Achimou? (Tory) You are the only being who’s ever called me that. (Acheron) Well, I’d call you babycakes, but I think that might offend you even more. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They didn’t have novels back then. (Tory) History says they didn’t have books, yet what’s this thing in my hand? It’s square, bound paper that’s been written on. Looks like a book to me. (Acheron)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Even if he doesn’t eat, he knows the cookies. I’ll bet his mother stuffed him full as a kid. (Tory) Not really. My mom wasn’t the Betty Crocker kind. (Acheron) (Not unless it involved napalm or plagues.)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ryssa? How do you know her name was Ryssa? (Tory) Uh…I don’t. I just gave her a name. It seemed more polite than calling her ‘hey, you, ancient chick.’ (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

These Atlantikoinonia. They’re human? (Acheron) What else would they be? Turnips? (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I apologize for Pam. I accidentally hit her in the head with a baseball when we were in fifth grade and knocked her out cold. She’s never been right since. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I don’t feel broken when you look at me. (Acheron) How could you feel broken? (Tory) I was shattered as a child and thrown away, like a piece of trash no on wanted. But you don’t treat me like...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All that matters to me is the man in front of me right now. (Tory) I’m not a man, Soteria. (Acheron) I know. But if you think your godhood excuses you from putting the toilet seat down, think again....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No offense, but I’m getting stir-crazy. Can we please go downstairs and hang in the bar or do anything that keeps me from sitting here bored out of my mind while the three of you watch me grow eyebrow...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t worry, we’re not letting her out of our sight…and after the Nick incident, we’re not letting her out from behind this bar. (Aimee) Yeah, Prisoners R Us. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re selfish and you’re cold, and I’m tired of getting frostbite when I touch you. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want you to always hold your head up and follow your dreams wherever they take you. Don’t you ever listen to the people out to hurt you or make you cry. Listen to your heart and be better than them....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you get it? (Jaden) If I swear myself to eternal slavery to Artemis. Yes. (Acheron) I’d rather trade places with Prometheus and have my innards ripped out every day. (Jaden) So would I. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have to remember that what we’re dealing with here are Sumerian gallu demons. The next to the lowest form of demon on the demon food chain. They’re simple demons really. Lowly. You know…morons....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Humans aren’t a protected class. (Acheron) Really? (Jaden) Yeah. Savitar shares your ‘all humans are vermin’ mind set. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Which is why you deal with demons. (Acheron) Who are even more pathetic than humans when you think about it. Personally, I’d rather play video games. Wouldn’t it be great if we could suck the souls...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, didn’t you? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You dare to stand with my enemy? (Stryker) Against you, Father, I’d stand with Mickey Mouse. (Urian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You worthless sonofabitch. You should never have been anything more than a cum stain! (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m going to make the wildly unfounded assumption that Satara’s dead by your hand and not Tory’s. Now, stay with me on this, Cajun. My father slit my throat and murdered my wife because he thought...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It doesn’t feel like the end of the world. (Davyn) No, it doesn’t…(Stryker) How does the song go, ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine? (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, T-Rex? Remind me next time I want to get smartass with you that it’s a really stupid move on my part? (Talon) Oh, no, you don’t, you wuss. You told me the next time you saw Ash you were going...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, it’s amazing to me the wounds we carry for eternity. But what has fascinated me most these last few years is how the right person can heal them. I remember a wise man once said to me that everyone...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And as I recall, you told me to shut up. (Acheron) I’m an asshole. I admit it. I’ve been going to weekly Assholes Anonymous meetings, but it takes a long time to undo a few thousand years of habit....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Her new powers surging, she went to have a long overdue Come-to-Jesus talk with the goddess. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love him. (Artemis) How can you say that? You don’t even understand what love means. Love isn’t being ashamed to be seen with the one you care about. It isn’t about punishment or hurt. Love is...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She didn’t hurt you? (Acheron) Nope. I’m all hunky-dory. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

...You're omniscient, right?" "For the most part, yes." "Then you have to tell me this ‘cause I have to know. What's at the end of everything?" He shrugged. "That's easy enough." "Then tell me." "The...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re barely one step up from the Australopithecines, aren’t you? (Acheron) Hey, be respectful when you say that, snot nose. Haven’t you seen the commercials? Us cavemen are very sensitive people....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How could one sentence uttered in anger cause so much damage? But then words were the most powerful thing in the universe. Cuts and bruises always healed, but words spoken in anger were most often permanent....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sometimes we don’t realize how destructive our creations are until it’s too late. And sometimes those creations we make turn on us and seek only to kill us even though we loved and succored them. (Apollo)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you any idea of what you’ve unleashed? (Hades) Cruelty, pestilence, wrath, violence, ultimate suffering…what other gifts did the gods bestow on him?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re not that strong anymore. (Hades) Oops, guess I screwed up. Inability to see the consequences of our thoughtless acts must run in the family. So much for my father being a god of prophecy, huh?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust me, baby, you weren’t that good. I was just a better actress than you were actor. (Zephyra to Stryker) Ew! No offense, Mum, I don’t want to know who you’ve slept with. Kill the sexual bantering...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your father abandoned us. (Zephyra) I know. You’ve told me that enough that it’s permanently seared into my brain. Still, he’s a part of me and I’d like to have closure. (Medea) You really need...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How do you know that? (Stryker) I know everything. I feel every heartbeat in the universe. Hear every scream for mercy and feel every tear of pain. (Jared)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Gods, how I’ve missed you. (Stryker) I hate you with every beat of my heart. (Zephyra)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You bit me? (Stryker) We use what we have. (Zephyra) That’s such a girl move. (Stryker) But it works. Maybe if you fought like a girl and not a stunted baboon, you’d actually win. (Zephyra)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ll abide by my word, but you will never win me back! Believe me, in two weeks I will slice open your throat, drink from your blood, and then pierce your heart and laugh while your body explodes into...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want you to know that I fought you fairly. Equal to equal. I could have used my powers against you, but I didn’t. (Stryker) Should I warm to oven and bake you a batch of hero-cookies? (Zephyra)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A clever enemy would kiss my hand, then stab at my back while I was distracted. (Stryker) A coward’s action. Truly. Don’t insult either one of us with such a suggestion. I don’t believe in petty...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’ve got to be kidding me. I thought you were the most powerful of beings. Even the gods fear you. (Stryker) We all have predators. The entire universe exists in a system of checks and balances. I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A woman after my own heart. (Stryker) You’re absolutely right about that. Nothing would please me more than ripping that organ out of you and feasting on it. (Zephyra)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She’s my wife. (Stryker) Was. You seem to have forgotten an important verb tense. (Zephyra)

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I’m giving you that chance now. (Stryker) It’s too late. Too many centuries have passed. There was a time when I lived only to hear a kind word from your lips. But that ship sank under an assault of...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Little brother, I don’t mean to be a downer, but we’re talking about War here. There’s no way to mitigate damages. He won’t let us. I was there with twenty-five Chthonians to fight him and he spanked...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The man hates your guts more than Stryker does. You’ll be lucky if he doesn’t pull your spine out through your nostrils. (Tory) Nice to have Miss Merry Sunshine back again. Any other Eeyore outlooks...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you leave here, War can find you again. What are you going to do if that happens? (Tory) Leave bloodstains on his best shirt. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He says he’d rather be dead than leave me. According to him, we’re family. I guess that makes me the psycho uncle no one wants to talk to. And he’s the kid with only imaginary friends for company....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have you here. Why shouldn’t I be pleased? (Stryker) I can think of a million reasons, starting with the fact that I want to kill you more than I want to breathe. As for the others, would you prefer...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

One single word and I swear I’ll rip your tongue out. (Zephyra)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So I conjured one of the brokers and promised him my soul if he’d protect her. (Zephyra) You can’t do that. Only a demon can. (Stryker) You’re such a brainiac, baby. And to think, I thought I married...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Looks like I missed a party. Good. I wasn’t really in the mood to off demons this evening. Haven’t had my coffee yet. (Jared) You drink coffee? (Stryker) No, but it was my pathetic attempt at humor....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t touch him. (Jared) Well, don’t you suck. (Stryker) Oh, believe me, I couldn’t agree more. Just be grateful it’s not contagious. (Jared)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re the one who unleashed him. (Savitar) Yeah, well, let’s move on from the blame game. I was having suicidal thoughts and it seemed like a good idea at the time. In retrospect, not so much. (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not many people carry out thoughts they know going into it are stupid…morons not included. (Apollymi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

For the record, we’re not friends. (Stryker) For the record, I don’t care. (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Enough, children. In case you haven’t noticed, we have a major situation playing out. We have to find and stop War, corral the gallu, protect Apostolos, and get Savitar out of here. (Apollymi) Why the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Relax, Phyra. I’d be more concerned if he were in here with my son than with my daughter. The biggest threat he poses is he might want to borrow her shoes. (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I cursed him to it. (Acheron) Be glad I’m not physically there or I’d slap you upside the head. You know how free will works, so stop the whining and get off the cross. Someone needs the wood....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He offers you a chance to surrender. (Female Gallu) I told him to quit sucking the blood of idiots. It’s now infected his own intellect. (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Works for me. For the ones we love, today we’re allies. Tomorrow we resume our natural order of mortal enemies. Gentlemen, and I use that term loosely for all of us, have we an accord? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are such an optimist. My Spidey-sense is tingling all over the place. (Tory) That’s from eating the ice cream. Relax. (Acheron) Relax. Trust me. It’ll be all right. Isn’t that how I ended up...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We all have regrets, Urian. Nothing that lives is immune from that nasty emotion. (Acheron) So what? You want me to go kiss and make up? (Urian) Hardly. But I want you to set aside your own hurt and anger...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, I guess I’m just not as special as you are. (Urian) No one knows their true mettle until it’s been tested. This is yours. Whether you pass or fail is entirely up to you. I can’t tell you what...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So are we going to continue glaring angrily at each other while we pose in our tough stances? Or use our time to work out a plan that hopefully doesn’t end with our mutual deaths? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your mama-akra sent that to you, akri, to hurt the heathen-god. Now it’s Dimonique time. The Simi can’t be bothered we no Greek god messing with the one who pays the plastic bills. Can the Simi have...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Swear it on your life. (Zephyra) That I can never do. (Stryker) Why can’t you? (Zephyra) Because you are my life, and I can’t live another day without you. (Stryker)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That's right. Uh-huh. Uh-huh," Nick said arrogantly. "You might know karate, boy, but I know gorilla, and I'm a level 40 champion in it. Let's hear it for Diddy Kong! Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew!" He mimicked the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, I remember how beautiful you were. You didn't have any hair. You were such a bald little booger, I thought I was going to have to save up to buy you a toupee.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You think we stand a chance? (Delphine) Like an icicle on the equator. (Phobos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That depends on the man. I like breasts myself. A nice rack goes a long way in getting me to do just about anything. Even stupid things. (Phobos) You are so offensive! (Delphine) Oh, please, I’m ten...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? Stupid? Of course they have a guard. What part of ‘You’re a prisoner’ did you miss? (Delphine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You would kill or enslave everyone? There is so much beauty in the world that they’d destroy. How do you not see it? (Delphine) Spoken like someone who has only lived in the cushioned world of dreams....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I so love the smell of hatred and revenge. It’s the headiest of concoctions. (Noir) I personally feel that way toward blood. No better smell in the universe than when it’s combined with the aroma of...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I pity those born of the lighter side. They have no understanding of how seductive cruelty is. The music made out of screams and pleas for mercy. Mmmm. Nothing better. (Noir)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How many demons and people are enslaved here? (Jericho) Define slavery. (Asmodeus) Kept against their will. (Jericho) Good definition. Counting me? (Asmodeus) Why not? (Jericho) Probably a couple of million…you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How long have you been here? (Jericho) Don’t know. Again, tried to count once, got depressed so I stopped. I find it easier to just go with the flow. Ease with the peas. (Asmodeus) Ease with the peas?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Here we are. Maybe I should warn you before we enter...(Asmodeus) (Jericho stepped past him and threw open the door.) Or maybe not. Let’s just barge in and be surprised, shall we? (Asmodeus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you always this random? (Jericho) Mostly. It really irritates Noir. Which is just an added bonus for me. At least so long as I can outrun him. (Asmodeus) Add me to that list of people you annoy. (Jericho)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I think they’re having trouble adjusting to the emotions they have outside of their dreams. At any rate, they keep acting like demented teenagers from a porno version of a John Hughes film. (Asmodeus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where are we? (Jericho) Noir’s happy place. It’s where he brings the beings he wants to play with. (Asmodeus) Punish. (Jericho) You say ta-mah-to. I say to-mah-to. (Asmodeus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here? (Jericho) Do my accommodations offend you? I’ve grown quite used to them. Though a view of something other than mangled bodies might be nice for a change. (Jaden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We have certain demons who are motivated by the smell of food. They tend to get rather violent whenever they smell it. I personally wouldn’t be caught eating anything because I would end up dead. You...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, hello, me lovely, we haven’t met. Asmodeus, demon extraordinaire, at your service. Any service you may require, especially those that involve nudity and adjoining body parts joining other people’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Asmodeus! You don’t see her, do you hear me? (Jericho) Completely blind, Minor Master. Hearing is intact. Is there anyone here besides the two of us? No? Good. I’m leaving now unless Minor Master has...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So would you like to join me for something to eat? (Jericho) As long as it doesn’t involve the entrails of demons, I might be persuaded. (Delphine) Demon entrails have no appeal for me, either. Zeus’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You were impaled? (Delphine) You know the worst part about impalement? You don’t die immediately. You hang on bleeding and aching as the spike works its way slowly through your body until it pierces...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You mean Teletubbies? (Berith) The fact that you know what they’re called, Berith, truly scares me. (Jericho) As a demon of torture, it behooves me to know all things that are deeply annoying. You’d...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The man doesn’t want me messing with it and, no offense, I wouldn’t anger him. I’ve seen what he can do and it’s the stuff horror movies are made of. Body part flailing, blood. Lots of blood and...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They’re plotting against you. (Jaden) Who? (Jericho) Your best friends, fool, who do you think? The Easter Bunny or the assholes who brought you here? FYI, they’re planning to feed you to the gallu...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You can’t. He has it shielded. Besides, he’s a god and can be a nasty one if you upset him. You try popping into any place where his beloved wife is and you’ll get fried faster than chicken at KFC....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why would you train an instrument of destruction? (Jericho) We all choose our destinies. Our birth doesn’t dictate our future unless we allow it. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here snooping around, Tory? (Medea) I didn’t think I was snooping. It didn’t feel like a snoop. I have snooped before and can honestly say this isn’t it. (Tory)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Relax, Medea. We’ve come to see your mother. (Tory) Your funeral. (Medea) It’s always so good to see you, too. You’re just such a ray of happy sunshine. I so look forward to all our interactions....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’d better. Otherwise Stryker and I will feast on your innards, bathe in your blood and I will use your eyes as earrings. (Zephyra) You know, with imagery like that, you should write for Hallmark....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t feel brave, especially not right now. (Delphine) That’s what bravery is, especially for a woman not used to having emotions. When you feel deep, paralyzing fear and you don’t let it stop...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why would you help us? (Delphine) I hear stupidity is a fatal disease. Doing my own experimentation to see if that’s true or not. If I survive, we’ll know it’s not. If I die…well, it’ll suck....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want to hate you, but I can’t even stay mad at you. (Jericho) You know, I think you’re more in need of lessons on how to seduce than I am. Why don’t you call me fat and ugly while you’re at it?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What? Was that a laugh? (Delphine) No. (Jericho) Yes, it was. I heard it. Holy cow, call Hermes to spread the news. I think I just started the end of the world…it has to be a sign of the apocalypse....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There’s too much to be done. I need to know– (Jericho) No. (Delphine) No, you d’in. (Jericho) Yes, I di’id. Don’t make me use my Jeri ninja mind tricks on you. I might screw up and fry your brains....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So if the punks come here, they’re going to dance with the devil and get the short end of the horn. (Zarek) No one better than my Zarek to rip someone’s head off. You two should get along famously....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let’s at least hope it’s not a gallu. Why? They’re not all bad, in a smelly, need-to-be-killed kind of way.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You rang, Mino- well, you’re not really the Minor Master anymore, are you? What should I call you? (Asmodeus) Think of a polite term, demon. (Jericho) Mister Master it is. What can I do for you? (Asmodeus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And if we fail? (Delphine) It’ll suck to be human. (Madoc)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t believe I was ever stupid enough to trust Noir. Come to the dark side. We have cookies. (Zeth)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Believe me, I know and I almost made the same mistake you did. Evil is seductive. It’s what makes the two of them so dangerous. (Jericho) No. It’s our willingness to believe their lies and to see what...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

As the great poet wrote, ‘To thine own self be true.’…What? You don’t think a Skotos can be literate? I happen to love Shakespeare. Hamlet is one of my faves. (Zeth) I’m not touching that one...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Technical advisor. Since you know our enemies so well, we’re going to pick your brain. (Jericho) I’ll tell you what you want to know. There's no need to torture me for it. (Asmodeus) Pick your brain...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s a new world, brother. And we, the downtrodden, are taking it back. (Madoc)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you really love her, Cratus, let her know it every day. And always put her before you and your wants just as you’ve done here today. Take it from someone who knows. Love lost is the hardest burden...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why would you do that? (Delphine) Why do you think? (Jericho) Because I’m a bossy hag and you’d rather be enslaved to a man you hate than deal with me. (Delphine) You know…you’re not funny. (Jericho)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

C’mon, sweetie, you can say it. (Delphine) (She moved his mouth playfully with her hands.) You don’t suck, Delphine. I…you. C’mon, Jericho. I only bite in the bedroom. You can do this. I know you’re...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Um, guys, I hate to interrupt whatever weirdness you two are partaking in, but we have a situation in here you might want to check on. (Phobos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I’m not back in a few hours…well, I don’t want to think about that. I might change my mind about doing this. I’m thinking happy thoughts. Creamed dog innards and rotten steak. Yeah. Yum! (Asmodeus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

May the gods have mercy on whoever pisses them off, because Zarek and Jericho will have none for them. (Madoc) You’d better be glad I’m flattered by that. Otherwise I’d gut you. (Zarek) Ditto. (Jericho)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Menoeceus is a great name. (Astrid) For an old man or a feminine hygiene product. Not for my son. And next time I get to name the kid and it won’t be something that sounds like meningitis. (Zarek) You...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, I’ll be glad to birth it if it means I can name him something normal. (Zarek) Yeah, yeah. This from a man who whines like a two-year-old when he stubs his toe. I’d like to see you survive...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want my fluff-fluff! (Bob) Fluff-fluff… (Zarek looked panicked.) (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look what you did. (Jericho snapped at Zarek.) I broke it. (Jericho)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, gah, I’ve been slimed. (Jericho) It’s not slime. It’s a baby kiss. (Delphine) It's slime. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Any time you need an expert parental hand- (Zarek) I’ll find Jericho. (Astrid) Um, could you at least wait until that thing’s housebroken? (Jericho)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I, for one, am exhausted. I’ve been threatened, beaten, bitten and killed, and that was just in the last hour. (Jericho)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In the land of badass, you’ve just been trumped. If Dark-Hunters had inmates, these would be they. Known as the Dogs of War because that’s what they thrive on, they’re cold-blooded and intolerant....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Joy, oh joy. He’d rather have his entrails pulled out through his nostrils.’ (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So who was she? (Vane) Why do you assume it was a female? (Fang) Didn’t know you were fond of men. I’ll file that under my special Fang folder. (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s just a mild disagreement, Papa. Remi has this whole need to breathe in and out, which annoys me. If he would just stop breathing, I’d be fine. (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All right, two dozen house specials. Any chance one of you might want to live dangerously and try a vegetable? (Aimee) Do we look like rabbits to you? (Fury)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fetch Constantine, or I’ll make boots out of your hide, bear. (Arcadian Sentinel) Don’t touch me, or I’ll mount your jewels to the wall over your head. (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You really turning mercenary on your favorite older brother? (Dev) No. I would never do that to Alain. (Aimee) Ouch! Bearswan got ‘tude. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In my day we let the wolfswans incapable of birthing our young die. (Markus) Then it’s a good thing we’re in the twenty-first century and not the Dark Ages, isn’t it? (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You both sicken me. (Markus) It’s what I live for…Father. Your eternal disgust succors me like mother’s milk. (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here?! (Aimee) Come to inadvertently insult you some more apparently. Who knew? (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you plan to do this alone? You think a lot of yourself, don’t you animal? (Stone) Oh, punk, please. Believe me, when dealing with wusses like you who have to gang up on a kid to feel powerful, I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No can do. Wren stays here. (Dev) Not what I was told. (Varyk) Well, I just told you. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You really don’t want to take that tone with me. (Varyk) Well, I do have several others we can choose from. Contemptuous. Angry. Snide. Aggravated. How about I just settle on extreme sarcasm and we call...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want the tigard. (Varyk) And I want you to leave. Guess who’s going to win this argument? And in case you’re even denser than you appear, it’s not you. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you calling me out? (Varyk) I’m calling you slow. Not out. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want your opinion on the best way to proceed. (Eli) I’d start by killing your son and his crew of idiots before their stupidity spreads to anyone else and infects them. (Varyk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You asked my opinion and I gave it. Of course you have to remember that if I’d been on the island with Gilligan, he’d have been killed ten minutes into the first episode. Where I come from, incompetence...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, I should like a plan that doesn’t result in the death of my heir. (Eli) Would a good maiming be considered over-the-top? (Varyk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Val- I’m on Bourbon– (Acheron) I will not venture down that street of crass iniquities and plebeian horror, Acheron. It is the cesspit of humanity. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t know nothing about birthing puppies, Miss Scarlett, but I can cleave the head off a Daimon without breaking a sweat. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The innocent should never have to suffer from the battles of others. (Valerius) I know, but it seems to always be the case. (Acheron) A furore infra, libera nos - spare us from the fury within. (Valerius)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He’s stronger than this. He’s always been stronger… (Vane) Even the mightiest oak can be felled by a whisper of a wind if it comes on the heels of a powerful enough storm. (Carson)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Here you’re just a person…one with a life force that can feed us all. (Misery) Baby, I’m not worth the indigestion. Trust me. (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because if I don’t, Fang will die. (Aimee) Are you high? (Dev) No. (Aimee) C’mon, Aim, admit it. Heavy amounts of drugs are involved here. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh. Sorry about the muzzle. But it was necessary to protect you from your own stupidity. (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What was that action? (Aimee) Chuck Norris meets Jet Li. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up, already. Just once, could I get a demon with no vocal cords? (Anonymous) At least they’re not puking on us this time. (Wynter) Small favor that. (Anonymous)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where I am always thou art. Thy image lives within my heart.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What does this Daimon look like? (Xedrix) He’s tall and blond. (Kyle) Well, that narrows it down to every Daimon here except Stryker. What would that be? Several thousand of them? Could you be a bit...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You risked the cub? (Dev) He’s not just a cub. (Aimee) You’re right. He’s the passenger who fell off the short bus. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have more important things to do anyway. I have a hangnail that needs my attention. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you stand? (Aimee) I’m not helpless. (Fang) Oh, look! Mr. Macho is back in all his glory. Hello, Mr. Macho, it’s so not good to see you again. But you know, Mr. Macho, that you’ve been bedridden...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What do you want exactly? (Fang) An end to the mistreatment of small, fluffy dust bunnies. (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A what? (Fang) Badass demon with a superiority complex who picks his teeth with bones of infants. Let’s just keep it simple and say he’s a demon I want out of the human realm. ASAP. (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can tell we’re going to get along like Batman and the Joker. (Fang) Just remember one thing, world. I’m the best friend you’ll ever have or the last enemy you’ll ever make. (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is your sword. You press the pointy end into the enemy. Try not to let him make eye contact with you and remember, he spits invisible poison. (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell me again how great you are, asshole. Nothing like a steel enema to ruin even your best day. (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You hurt any of us or those we love again and so help me, I won’t stop until I’ve pulled you into so many pieces, you’ll think you’ve been through a grinder. (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I see time away hasn’t made you any more charming. (Fang) Oh, I can be charming. I just choose not to. People start to think you like them, then when you stab them in the back, they take it so personally....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But it’s like Cherise says, the hardest ones to love are always the ones who need it most. (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love you, don’t I? And the gods know you are definitely not easy to deal with. (Aimee) Thanks, Aim. By the way I still have a tiny bit of confidence left. Please make sure you stomp on it too while...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Forgotten history. You, however, are my present. (Varyk) Oh, goody. Do I have to wear a bow? (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And she was just leaving. (Xedrix) Not yet, I’m not. (Aimee) Yes, you are. Adios. There’s the door. Doorknob twists to the left. The hinges open in. You should use them. Keep them working. Keep you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I know I’m Charonte and we defer to our females, but you have to respect the fact that I’m Charonte and we protect our females to the end. You be my female. I be protecting. (Xedrix)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Inside us all are pieces of that which makes the neagitve. Demons are neither good nor bad. Like you, they have many facets. It is that inner essence, or drive, if you will, that we all have that guides...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sanctuary, home of the Howlers and stragglers of the Were universe. (Damien)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, pooh, you’re just like akri. No, Simmi, don’t be breathing fire around the flammable objects or small children. Except for that black plastic card that’s not really plastic. It some metal thing,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, gods, you’re mated! I really hope it’s to Aimee. (Bride) Thankfully so. Otherwise I’d have had to kill me some ho and then beat Fang senseless. (Aimee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What’s this? (Fang) One for all and all for fun, my friend. You didn’t think I’d let you fight demons all on your own, did you? (Thorn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I accept you as you are, and I will always hold you close in my heart. I will walk beside you forever. (Fang)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why on earth would you want to talk to me? (Channon) My lady, do you not own a mirror? (Sebastian) Yes, but it’s not an enchanted one. (Channon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, I promise I’m not psychotic. Eccentric and idiosyncratic, but not psychotic. (Sebastian) I’ll bet the prisons are full of men who have told women that. (Channon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So, how do you kill a dragon? (Channon) With a very sharp sword. (Sebastian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I keep having this really weird feeling that you’re going to take me someplace later and tie me up so that your friends can come laugh at me. (Channon) Does that happen to you often? (Sebastian)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, I would turn into a dragon and fly you home, but something tells me you would protest. (Sebastian) No doubt. I imagine the scales would also chafe my skin. (Channon) True. Not to mention, I once...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dragons have sharp talons. Sometimes I don’t get out of the way quickly enough. (Sebastian) Maybe you should fight smaller dragons. (Channon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m here because I know the sadness inside you. I know what it feels like to wake in the morning, lost and lonely and aching for someone to be there with me. (Sebastian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You told me there wouldn’t be any Rod Serling voice-overs, yet here I am in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode. Oh, and let me guess the title of it, Night of the Terminally Stupid! (Channon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, just be grateful I’m old. When an Arcadian first starts time-walking, we only have about a three percent chance of success. I once ended up on Pluto. (Sebastian) Are you serious? (Channon) They’re...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And just like you, I will die at some unknown date in the future. I just come equipped with a few extra powers. (Sebastian) I see. I’m a Toyota. You’re a Lamborghini.(Channon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s broke again, akri. The man downstairs done said that the Simi can’t charge nothing else until I’m not over my limit no more. I don’t know what that means, but I don’t like it. Fix it, akri,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If they can’t survive alone for four days once a year, they deserve to die. (Acheron) That’s harsh, for you. (Dante) Harsh? Tell you what, you take my phone and skim through the three thousand phone...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I take offense to that. (Pandora) And I take offense to my sudden need for a testicle retrieval. You know, I would have liked to have fathered children one day. (Mike)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Relax, the bad guys don’t knock. (Romeo)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She doesn’t want me to own her. (Dante) Well, the Simi doesn’t understand that. Owning’s not so bad. I own akri and he kind of fun. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just out of curiosity, can an immortal choke to death on a bagel? (Francesca)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

A pox on both his testicles! (Esperetta)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let me guess, Velkan wants to see me? (Esperetta) No. The only thing His Highness would like to see in regards to you, Princess, is your disembowelment. (Raluca)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are just so helpful, Andrei. (Esperetta) I try to be, Princess. (Andrei) And you fail with such panache. (Esperetta)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Keeping pushing, Andrei, and you and I are going to play a game. (Esperetta) And what game is that, Princess? (Andrei) Find the Ball in My Hand. (Esperetta) I don’t see a ball, Princess. (Andrei) Oh,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you chose to fight for Artemis instead, what kind of stupid are you? (Jeff)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What do I do? (Jeff) Well, not to insult a man who looks like a rocket scientist in comparison to you, but…run, Forrest, run. (Rafael)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There can be no faith without doubt. No strength without temptation. (Rafael)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I would kiss you anyway, but I have a feeling that if I tried– (Rafael) I’d kick you in the nuts and tear your ear off. (Celena) That would hurt. (Rafael) That’s the idea. (Celena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why are you doing this? (Rafael) Because life’s too short to spend it fighting when you could be holding the one you love. And love’s too rare to squander it with petty concerns. I’m lucky I have...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Actually, it’s my younger brother who has me ticked, but since you brought up the boyfriend thing, take my advice; Be the black widow. Find a guy, have fun with him, then eviscerate him in the morning...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I would never have written it without you. (Erin) And I would never have lived without you. (V'Aiden)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Since when does a dog care about what it humps? (Dev) I could go so low with that that even the gutter would envy us, but…I know what you’re trying to do. You’re trying to provoke a fight with me...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up, sod off, and let me in. (Fury)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then I’ll do some digging. (Fury) You just can’t help this kamikaze streak you have, can you? (Sasha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m going. But before I do, let me congratulate all of you on your stupidity. (Fury)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why are you helping me? (Fury) I don’t know. Apparently I’m having a moment of extreme stupidity. (Angelia)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good grief, Fury, warn me if you’re going to jump in here naked. (Bride)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I warn you now. Anything happens to my mate or my son, we will hunt you down and rip you into so many pieces they’ll never find all of you. (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Count yourself lucky. I watched my entire family as they were eaten alive by the very pack of animals you have downstairs in your house with your child. The blood of my parents flowed from their bodies...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If Sasha’s threatened, Astrid’s upset. If Astrid’s upset, I’m going to kill whatever’s upsetting her until she’s happy again. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We were innocent victims. (Angelia) Yeah, and I’m the tooth fairy. (Bride)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Interesting, isn’t it? What do you have to say about that, Fury? (Savitar) They’re on crack. (Fury) Anyone else on crack? (Savitar)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can’t believe you were going to call me a liar and take my place under the guillotine. Next time I try to save you, woman, you better stay saved. (Fury)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But on the upside, your seraph form will never age. And the only way to die is by a demon blade. As long you survive fighting them, you’re immortal to the things that would kill a normal human. Think...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And there’s one more thing. (Gabriel) Neutering? (Zeke)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Choose well or die. I don’t care which. Just don’t get blood on my coat.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There are some things that sorry can't fix. - Acheron Parthenopaeus

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The wolf in him demanded he kick (the door) down and claim her. The man in him just wanted to hold her close and protect her. He’d never been so torn. So confused. So damned horny!

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I need dating advice. Fast.” Ash arched a single brow at that. “I’m useless. I’ve never been on one.” The three human men turned to gape at him. “What?” Ash asked them defensively. Nick started...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what do wolves do to date?” Nick asked. “We don’t date,” Vane said. “When a woman is in season, we fight for her and then she picks who mounts her.” Nick gaped. “Are you kidding? You don’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You keep talking like that, Vane, and I might be forced to keep you.” “You keep looking at me like that, and I just might let you.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So let me see if I got everything straight … This … means that we are somehow meant to be husband and wife. But if I refuse you, you spend the rest of your life impotent and alone? But I, on the other...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No one has ever touched me like you do. You’re like a whisper. Gentle, soft. Soothing. In my world, the people only shout and scream. But you… you’re my haven. “ … “God, you’re good

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He beat back the Greeks and reclaimed Rome for our people. Indeed, he was the one who destroyed the Macedonian threat and who single-handedly annihilated the greatest Greek general who had ever lived....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you’re trying to Seduce me, Vane, you’re a bit late. At his point I’m pretty much a sure thing for you.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She didn’t judge him or hate him for things that weren’t his fault. She accepted him and that was the greatest miracle of all.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Total evil. dang, his principal had been right all along... he really was demonspawn.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There was something about Ash that made every hormone in her body stand up and pant for more

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You can be known as Val or Babycakes.” His gaze darkened. “My name is Valerius and I will not answer to Val.” She shrugged. “Fine then, Babycakes, have it your way.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Excuse me?" Jess asked in disbelief. "This is Frozen Zarek I'm talking to, right? Not some weird pod person?" He shook his head at Jess's joking. "It's me, dickless." "Hey, now, that's way too personal....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

who are you? really." Nykyrian shrugged. "Never figured it out. takes too much time to think about myself, and time is one luxury i don't own." pg.90

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am a socially awkward mandork. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(She grabbed him for a bear hug.) Stop sexually harassing me, Mom. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aren’t you a little old for your mom to be picking out your clothes for you? Really? Shopping at the Children’s Place at your age? I’m sure there’s some third-grader dying to know who bought the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why are you talking to the King Loser Dork? You want to talk about ugly? Look at what he’s wearing. (Stone) I like a man who takes fashion chances. It’s the mark of someone who lives by his own code....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t let the past ruin your future. (Acheron) Meaning what, oh great Yoda? (Kyrian) You take care of the kid. I’ll take care of your patrol tonight. I could use the target practice. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where am I? (Nick) Hospital. (Kyrian) Really? No kidding? And here I thought I was at McDonald’s. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re the only thing I’ve ever done right in my entire life and if anything ever happened to you, they’d have to dig two graves ‘cause I couldn’t live a single day without my baby beside me....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, it’s me, but I like to think I looked better when we met. ‘Cause right now, I’m pretty much hogging all the ugly. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So why did you get shot? One of your witticisms go awry? (Nekoda)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It would have really cramped my future plans had I died. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Cause I’m gonna put my foot so far up their butts they’re going to burp shoe leather. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’d rather be short, fat, and ugly than take after that man. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But this…this kid wasn’t dead yet. Makes no sense to me. (Bubba) Maybe someone spiked his Wheaties? (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I got a shotgun and a backhoe and no one looks under a septic tank for a dead body. (Bubba)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He wanted to work in Hot Woman Valhalla until he died of testosterone poisoning. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Man, first I’m shot, now I’m going to be a friggin’ zombie. At this rate, I’ll never live to have my first date or a driver’s license. Ah, gah! I’ve come too far to die a predestrian virgin....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you sure I can’t catch it? (Nick) I’m positive. Believe me, I know my zombies. (Bubba) (Nick scoffed.) ‘Is it just me or is that like saying I know my elves and fairies?’ (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What is that smell? (Nick) (It was like three-day-old cat vomit mixed with rotten asparagus.) Duck urine. It keeps the zombies from thinking I’m human. (Mark) Yeah, well it keeps me from thinking you’re...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then why don’t you and Bubba have girlfriends? (Nick) I don’t want the drama of it. After the last one burnt up all my clothes with my Jack Daniel’s Black Label collection and tried to decapitate...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My parents died a long time ago. And you know the sad thing? I still miss them every day. I spent my entire youth fighting with my dad over every little thing and damned if I wouldn’t sell my soul to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I learned a long time ago not to judge people by what they look like, sound like, or by the clothes they wear. Just because a house is nice and shiny out front doesn’t mean it’s not rotting on the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My demon ate them. (Nick) What happened to the jocks? (Acheron) Riiiight. And I suppose the Big Bad Wolf will be coming in right behind you to finish up? Or is it the Gingerbread Man I need to fear? (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? (Nick) Completely perplexed. You remember everything that happened. (Acheron) Yeah. Duh. Not like you’re going to forget the killer zombie stalkers and psyched-out kitchen staff. What kind...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How can this be your car? (Nick) Well, I wrote a really big check that didn’t bounce to the dealer and then the most amazing thing happened…the salesman gave me the keys and let me take it home. It...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hop in? Dude, are you out of your ever-loving mind? I can’t touch this. I might leave a fingerprint or something. (Nick) Oh the horror. Guess I’ll have to trade the piece of junk in and get a new one...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

By the way, don’t breathe on the upholstery or I may have to gut you. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What made you immortal? (Nick) Really good DNA. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, come on. I have to know about the who-do voodoo that you do. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not half as much as I’d miss me if you killed me. (He blinked like a girl and leaned against Ash’s shoulder.) Please don’t hurt me, Ash. Please. I don’t want to die while I’m still a virgin....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re really not right, are you? Yeah, I know. It was all the paint chips I ate as a kid. They were good, but chromosomally damaging. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t intimidate you at all, do I? (Acheron) Well, when you chased me through Kyrian’s house, I did wet my pants a bit. Guess I’m not housebroken after all. My mom will be so disappointed after...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is he a good boy? (Cherise) No, Mom, he’s Satan incarnate. In fact, once it’s over, we’re going to get liquored up and tattooed, then find some cheap hos and have a good time with his trust fund....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yes, he’s a good boy. Never been in trouble at school and he’s on the honor roll. Captain of the football team. All-around psycho serial killer who hides bodies in the fridge whenever his parents go...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t know who has it, but apparently other people have been playing it which is why we have zombies cropping up all over the place. (Madaug) Yeah, two and three at a time, ‘cause God forbid kids...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I prefer sidekick. I tried once for the title of Padawan, but Bubba wigged out saying that mentors are always killed off in books and movies and he’d be damned if he was going to die once he taught me...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Possible or not, they tried to turn me into a Nick McNugget. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, isn’t that interesting. (Bubba) I ain’t your science experiment, Bubba. I don’t want to be interesting and I definitely don’t want to be a nubby treat for the zombies. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I still wanna know who to sue to get my store fixed. (Bubba) I’m a turnip. Sue the rich kid who started it. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please don’t let it be another cop. I’m outta bail money. Wait a minute…I could sell you on eBay and make a killing. (Mark) Not in my current condition. You’d have to sell Caleb or Madaug. I’m...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do Mom and Dad know you’re dating a homicidal lunatic? (Madaug) No, and if you tell them, I’ll superglue your fingertips to your keyboard. (Eric)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That which doesn’t kill us just requires a few centuries of therapy. (Caleb) Yeah, and usually a lot of Tylenol. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hmmm, I bet you’d be really cute with hornays. Not that you’re not cute right now, but you’re a bit young. You’re only what? Four in human years? Oh wait, that’s wrong, isn’t it? You ninety?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What planet are you from? Obviously Planet Insanity was missing a local, long-term resident.' (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If you don’t live though and drop dead from it, can the Simi eat you? Akri says the Simi can’t eat no living people, but he never said no doubt them newly dead people. Maybe that’s why he don’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you talking about? Are you for real? (Nick) What do you mean? The Simi’s not turning invisible again, is she? Ooo, that would be bad. I promised akri I wouldn’t do that no more in public places....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’ve got to get these guys to Bubba’s. Anyone got a clue how to do it? (Nick) They gotta be breathing? (Simi) Yes. (Nick and Caleb) Well, pooh. That just takes all the fun out of it. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

One of you guys is going to have to feed the vampiric lawyer some blood and it can’t be me. (Caleb) Why? You afraid of a little bite? I’m anemic. (Nick) And I’m Catholic. Doesn’t that knock me...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Simi gots some barbecue sauce in her bag. It kind of looks like blood if you squint at it the right way. And it don’t coagulate between your teeth like blood or give you them funky burps, not to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Someone else has to be disseminating it. (Mark) Dis-a what? (Nick) Disseminating. It means distributing it. (Mark) Then why didn’t you say that? (Nick) Remind me to get him a word-of-the-day calendar....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You need to up your vocabulary, boy. You can’t walk around letting people think you’re stupid. Expand your horizons. Besides, it’s fun to call people names they have to look up to realize they’ve...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do y’all have enough stun guns for them? (Madaug) Does a bear defecate rurally? What kind of question is that for someone who owns the biggest gun store in town? Of course I got plenty. I got enough...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, gross! Zombie goo. (Caleb) Ooo, I wonder if it tastes like chicken? What do you think? (Simi) I think I’m never eating guacamole again as long as I live. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where are the cops when you need them? (Nick) Probably eating beignets. As the old saying goes, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wonder why no one called the police about the rocket launcher? God knows my neighbors usually report it if I so much as fart in my backyard. (Bubba)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good question. (Acheron) I have a better one. How are we going to clean up this mess? (Kyrian) Nah, mine’s even better. How do you hide a chainsaw in your locker at school? I’m thinking they’re not...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you haven’t been betrayed yet, Nick. You don’t know what that’s like. What it does to you. The scars it leaves that never fade. (Ambrose)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That’s exactly what I’m talking about. That’s the evil that’s seducing you. The malevolent power that is crawling through your blood tempting you onto a treacherous path that will cost you everything...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Meaning, I need you to focus. If you want to save Madaug, you need to listen to me or the mortents will eat both of you Pop-Tarts for breakfast. (Ambrose)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, I’m thinking it’s a reunion or, since it is our classmates, a collection of idiots. Let’s call it a meese. Like geese, only with morons. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re multigenerational Squires. (Carl) Which means what? You prance around with tinfoil armor and plastic swords pretending to be knights? (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh yeah, Scooby, it does. You and I have gone round many a day. I’m the reason you keep thinking you’ve had alien abductions. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He’s a tough little son of a biscuit eater. (Bubba)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

To infinity then. (Bubba) What’s that mean? (Nick) It’s something my dad used to say when I was a kid. To infinity, meaning you’d see something through to the end. (Bubba) Infinity is never-ending....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t move, and breathe only if you have to. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Take that, you scum-sucking snipes. Eat your words and your cruelty. May you drown in it and die. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He’s ours now. Not made by evil, but birthed by human cruelty. (Mortent Leader)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I will fear no evil for I am the baddest beast in the land. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Power, true power, comes from within. Not without. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That’s right. Get thee behind me, bitches. I don’t got no time for you. Ha! (Tabitha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You do what you have to do or a bigger demon eats out your liver and uses your spine to pick its teeth. (Caleb)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acheron kissed her lightly on the cheek. "Rest. We'll be back when he needs you." He watched her climb into bed before he took his nephew down to his room. "Well, it appears to be just the two of us, little...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My weaknesses are women in high heels, freedom under siege, and ebay. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I prefer to work alone – except in the bedroom. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My mission is to kill the bad guy, save the world, and hopefully end up with the girl. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, sheez, what’s Syd Vicious doing back in town? (Payne) How’d the testicle retrieval go, Payne? You still limping?...Thought so. I got the thank-you card from Planned Parenthood last week. Seems...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are so vicious. (Tee) Hence the nickname. (Syd) You know it’s bad when you make me look like Glinda the Good Witch, right? (Tee) Just call me Elphaba. But don’t drop a house on me, ‘kay? (Syd)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why is it when I’m the one shot, I’m a baby, but when it’s you, it’s a matter of life and death and national security? (Joe) Because I’m cuter in a short skirt. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Only because I’m not a morning person. (Joe) And you’re not a night person either. Face it, babe. You’ve only got two good minutes a day. The minute before noon and the minute right after. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I do know how to operate a computer. (Joe) Yeah, right. What was it you said just ten minutes ago? Get this damned thing off my desk before I shoot it? Now make the call, Mr. Hunt-and-Peck. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ooo, he’s snotty. I like him already. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We never let our people just go. (Joe) What are you? Wolfram and Hart? (Steele) Oh, no, sweetie, they just take your soul for service. We intend to take even more than that. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t worry if I lay my head back and start to snore while we’re flying. It’s normal. I’m just here in case Jake has a stroke and dies. (Tony)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust me, Joe. You’re not a cowboy. The only cows you ever saw as a kid came under a plastic wrap in the grocery store or in a paper wrapped from McDonald’s. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not a mark on it. (Joe) Yeah. Wanna check the backseat, where Steele is sitting? I’ll bet there’s a big stain there. (Tee)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, I don’t care what the Ooga-Boogas do. It sounds like they need a family counselor, not a sniper. (Steele) They’re not Ooga-Boogas, they’re Uhbukistanis. (Syd) Whatever. My personal belief is...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How did you escape? (Syd) I fought my way out in a manner that would have made Rambo proud. And when I got home without his body because I couldn’t pull him out without getting myself killed, I got slapped...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Has anyone ever won an argument with you? (Syd) Just Tee, and I was drunk and wounded at the time. (Joe)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, you go after her, and I suggest you invest in a steel plated jockstrap. Last guy who said something sexual to her and pissed her off is still limping around the office. (Carlos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We all make mistakes, Steele. It’s what we do afterward that defines us more than the actual incident that led to the mistake. (Joe)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you ever heard of feng shui? (Randy) Yeah. It’s the ‘put the mirror on your door and sleep in the right direction’ bullshit. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Chinese say that you should never, ever buy a used desk unless you know the history of it. They claim that if it belonged to a bad businessman, his karma will befall you. This one here belonged to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You smoke? (Randy) Only when I’m on fire. (Steele) I don’t appreciate your humor, Mr. Steele. (Randy) I’m an acquired taste. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, there’s nothing I’m ever going to tell you about me that’s the truth. The more you know about me, the shorter your life span is going to be. All you need to know is that I don’t miss. In...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Then why are we being shot at? (Syd) ’Cause the sonofabitch can’t tell time. (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I didn’t know they’d do this to you. (Syd) It’s okay, Syd. Who could have imagined that a man who heads up a company of paid assassins and mercenaries would be psychotic? (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re not weird, are you? (Jack) Not particularly, no. (Syd) Well, good. I got enough weirdness for the lot of us. Don’t want to share it. (Jack)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hard to argue with a woman, period. Only time a man wins with one of them is when the woman is either on TV or dead. (Jack)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Interested in some ‘undercover’ work? And to think, I was actually having a tender thought about you. Do yourself a favor, Steele…Become mute.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Still alive? (Randy) No. I’m a walking corpse. Can’t you tell? (Steele)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s not manly to hurt others or belittle them. Respect and kindness require more courage because people take advantage of those.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Life has a way of breaking even the strongest among us.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It's not fair to show someone the sun and then banish him from it. Even the devil may cry when he looks around hell and realizes that he's there alone. -Acheron

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where I come from, family’s defined as those who don’t screw you over a pay check. Blood makes no difference. If you can trust them with your life and know that they’ll be there come whatever hell...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The fork was invented sometime in the fifteenth century, I believe.” “Really?” she asked. “Were you there?” His features blank, he looked up and asked, “What, for the invention of the fork...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wish I could just fling myself into bed with you, but I can’t. I don’t want to be used that way and I don’t want to use you! Can’t you understand that?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want to be inside you so badly, Grace,” he whispered. “I want to feel your legs wrapped around me, feel your breasts against my chest, hear you moaning as I make slow, sweet love to you. I want your...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please Julian,” she whispered to him as he slept beside her. “Don’t leave me.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Julian dipped his head to her ear where he nuzzled her neck. “I will love you forever,” he whispered.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I waited two thousand years for you, Grace Alexander,” he whispered in her ear. “And you were worth every second of it.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm not an easy lay, Alexion” He actually smiled a real smile at her. It was charming and unexpected. "I am.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

His guilt is why Acheron went out of his way to make sure that all of you had servants and pay for your work. The Dark-Hunters owe that man everything, and I do mean everything. He pays in blood every...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are not human,” the demon announced. “You have no soul.” “Thank you for the obvious. Did you know you have horns on your head?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Great, just great. The only thing to make him a worse asshole would be to kick a puppy.’ (Nathan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m staying here tonight. I can bunk on the floor. (Nathan) What if I say no? (Terri) I’ll just break in after you go to sleep and still bunk on the floor. (Nathan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look, bud. I’m trained. Ticked off. And I have a loaded weapon. You should take particular note of the loaded weapon part when annoying me. (Terri)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I was in the army, Terri. Special Ops, sent into the most godforsaken places you can imagine, where I did unspeakable things. We weren’t exactly sent in to teach our enemies to knit. (Nathan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Patience is a virtue. (Tee) Excuse me, pot, could you not pick on the kettle? (Joe)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We don’t want civilians walking around who know about us. Got it? (Tee) Wow, you’re like a ferocious bunny, aren’t you? (Nathan) Worse. A bunny can be fluffy sometimes. Tee always goes for the throat....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re such a crybaby. (Tee) Let me almost shoot off one of your testicles and see how you cope. (Joe) You shouldn’t have moved, Joe. It was your fault. (Tee) Yeah, everything’s my fault. (Joe) Good,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He was surrounded and they were hungry for what few brain cells he had left. But you know what? He wasn't about to give in or give up. If he was going out, it would be the way he had come into this world....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Honey, you need to get laid. (Selena) Why don’t you speak a little louder, Lanie? I don’t think the guys in Canada were able to hear you. (Grace) Oh, I don’t know. They’re probably headed south...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Or more precisely, is there anything I can do for you, ma’am? (Waiter) ‘How about a bag for my head, or a stick to beat Lanie with?’ (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, to hear you talk, most men should come with warning labels. (She lifted her hands up to frame her next statement.) Attention, please, Psycho Alert. Me, he-man, am prone to nasty mood swings,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I would date if I could find a man worth shaving my legs for. But most are such a waste of time that I’d rather sit at home and watch reruns of Hee Haw.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No! I don’t want to Ouija, or do the pendulum thing, and I swear if I see one tarot card or rune stone I’ll yack cupcake all over you. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I said I wouldn’t toss him out of my bed for eating crackers, would you leave me alone? (Grace) Maybe. What else wouldn’t you toss him out of bed for? (Selena) Eating greasy grimy gopher guts? (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fine, but I’m not ripping the head off a voodoo chicken or drinking anything disgusting. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Stop it. This is serious! (Selena) Serious? Please. I’m standing out here on my twenty-ninth birthday, barefoot and in jeans my mother would burn, holding a stupid book to my chest in an effort to summon...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(The tree bend over. Suddenly, a hiss and a meow sounded an instant before two cats darted off across the backyard.) Look, Lanie, it’s Mr. Tomcat come to save me from my celibacy. Oh, help me, Moon Mistress....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I do have some leftover chicken and pasta. (Grace) And wine?...That’s acceptable (Julian) Look, buster, I’m not your cooking wench. Mess with me and I’ll feed you Alpo. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She couldn’t very well let him join her in bed like that. Sure you could. No I can’t. Please? Hush, self, let me think.’ (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Return with your shield, or upon it.’ (Julian's stepmother)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Holy green guacamole! (Selena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Your boyfriend is…well, way buff. Monster buff. Lord, king buff. (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So, what’s your style preference? (Grace) For what I have in mind, nudity works best. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Man, he deserves a hero cookie. (Selena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why did you hit him? (Grace) Because it gave me a great deal of pleasure. (Julian) Nice. You haven’t seen me in what, two thousand years? So, instead of a friendly, brotherly hug, I get slugged. (Eros)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t start on that. When I offered you her gifts, you told me to shove them straight up my back orifice. (Eros)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Cupid is anything but cute. As for handing our hearts, he’s more likely to rip them out. (Julian) But he can make people fall in love. (Selena) No. What he offers is an illusion. No power from above...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why do I constantly feel as if all of you are speaking a foreign language? What is ‘grabbing a burger at the Hard Rock’ supposed to mean? (Julian) The Hard Rock Café is a restaurant. (Grace) You eat...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You want the bad news, or the really bad news? (Eros) Oh, let’s see…how about we make my day special, and start with the worst, then work our way up? (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You touch her, and I will take that dagger at your side and cut your heart out with it. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Have you two made friendly with the privates yet? (Eros)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

May the strength of Ares and wisdom of Athena see you through. (Eros) And may Hades roast your hoary soul. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I have no boobs. My ears stand out, and I have freckles all over me. (Grace) Boobs? (Julian) Breasts. (Grace) You have very nice breasts. (Julian) Thanks. What about you? (Grace) I have no breasts....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have the optimism of a child. (Julian) Peter Pan all the way. (Grace)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Death always before dishonor. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You would make a great teacher. (Grace) Commander to teacher. Why not call me Cato the Elder, and really insult me while you’re at it? (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Julian was the son of Diokles of Sparta, also known as Diokles the Butcher. That man made the Marquis de Sade look like Ronald McDonald. (Ben)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t touch me. It makes my skin crawl. (Grace) Grace! I can’t believe you– (Selena) At least she didn’t spit in my face with her dying breath. (Julian) They shoot, they score. A direct hit straight...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You okay? (Grace) Oh, yeah. I’m just fine considering the fact I’ve walked through burning fires that hurt less than my groin does right now. (Julian) I said I was sorry. Okay, can you reach the pedals?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do it, and I’ll rip your heart out and feed it to your friend. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let him go, Julian. His entire body isn’t worth one molecule of yours. (Grace) (To Paul) Where I come from, we butchered worthless cowards like you just for practice. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t cry for me, Grace. I’m not worth it. (Julian) Yes you are! (Grace) You are my saving Grace. Without you, I would never have known love. And I would never have known me again. (Julian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, by the way, is this your armor? (Grace) It is, or was. (Julian) Can we keep it? (Grace) If you like. Why? (Julian) ’Cause, ooo baby, you are one hot tamale in that getup. This outfit alone will get...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Um, Dr. Alexander, there’s a couple out here who say they’re related to you. They…um…they’re biker people. (Nurse) Hey, Julian. Tell Attila the Hun here that we’re okay so we can come and ooh...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ash paused as he entered the house to find the three women lined up and... singing to... dear gods, anything but this. "Fergilicious." All he needed was for Simi to be here and off-key with them since...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I found my happy place the minute I saw you

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In our past lies our future. By our own hands and decisions we will be damned and we will be saved. Whatever you do, put forth your best effort even if all you're doing is chasing a never ending rainbow....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Vane passed the mashed potatoes across Bride to Fury, who stared at them with a fierce frown "What are these?" he asked. "Potatoes," Vane told him. "What did they do to them?

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Did they practice looking suspicious in mirrors? Welcome to the United States. Don’t even think about chewing gum the wrong way.’ (Carlos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have ten minutes. Tops. (Carlos) I have been knocked overboard, shot at, kidnapped, handcuffed, terrified, and held prisoner. I will not be told how long to take in the loo. (Gabrielle)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I give you points for persistence, but you lose a few for being slow on the uptake. (Rae)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Does this mean you made a decision? (Carlos) No, I took my clothes off and came in here to tell you I wasn’t going to make love with you. To use your words, ‘for someone so intelligent, you can be...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have the blood of warriors in your veins. The kind of men who protect what is theirs and love without restraint. I want that love and I want you. (Gabrielle) It’s all yours. You’re not getting...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The personality is defined by its inconsistencies, not its consistencies. It's what makes us unique and who we are.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust is always a good idea. For someone else.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That wasn't love; that was stupidity.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Did you come out of the womb a dickhead or develop that jockstrap personality on your own? (Hunter)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He probably couldn’t turn off his sexiness without medical intervention.’ (Abbie)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t yell at me when I just survived a near-death experience. (Abbie)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How do you do that? (Abbie) What, sweetheart? (Hunter) Make me crazy to beat you one minute and crazy to love you the next. (Abbie)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She went from angry to calm so fast that he wondered if she wasn’t the Ferrari of moms. Her top speed had to be .65 nanoseconds.’ (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I'm human," he said in a tormented tone. "And I'm not." He dropped his hand to her shoulder. "I never knew softness," he breathed. "Not until the moment you touched me in your store. My life is violent...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You must have had such a great childhood with a man like that for your father. (Delphine) Yeah. All puppy dogs and rainbows and those weird furry people with padded coat hangers on their heads that look...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You can’t protect yourself. No matter how safe you think you are. No matter how much precaution you take, the rodents always find a way in.’ (Kiara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There’s no need in both of us dying tonight. (Kiara) I took an oath to save every life I could. I’m not about to back out on it now. I might be a lot of things, but a coward has never been one of them....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where are you going? (Nykyrian) To get a drink and kill Cruel…not necessarily in that order. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I would have, had someone not detonated their charges prematurely. (Nykyrian) Yeah, Cruel. You have to watch that premature detonation problem of yours. (Hauk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Life was brutal and it made victims of everyone.’ (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yo, dumbass. What do you think she’d be doing with them? Giving them ballet lessons? (Darling) Tell me again why I can’t kill him? (Hauk) You’re afraid of handling explosives. (Nykyrian) One day...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, your sarcasm isn’t appreciated right now. I’ve been drugged, beaten, nearly raped, saved, drugged again, hijacked, and now threatened by you. Tell me, what else should I look forward to?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What if one of her father’s soldiers panicked and fired for no reason? Though pilots were carefully trained, mistakes happened and she didn’t want to be included in a statistics report under “uh-oh,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All I did was go to sleep. There shouldn’t be anything safer than that. (Kiara) Spoken like a true civilian. Trust me, princess, that’s the most dangerous thing anyone does…Well, that, and go to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not to mention, it’d be worth guarding her just for the eye candy alone – sheez, can you imagine being around that day in and day out. Wonder if she sleeps naked…Bet she showers that way. Every day...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fifty dorcas they’re setting up an ambush near my ship. (Nykyrian) No bet. I know they are. They’re too stupid to not be obvious and predictable. Gah, I hate abiding by the law. Too bad you can’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You travel with a whetstone on your arm? (Kiara) You don’t ever want to kill someone with a dull knife. It takes too long to sever their arteries, or puncture organs, and it makes it even messier than...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Syn has a brain disorder that causes him to lie most of the time. Ignore him. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Not to mention, we’re using you for bait. (Syn) Are you that drunk? (Nykyrian) What? I wasn’t supposed to tell her that? (Syn) I’m bait? (Kiara) No, you’re not bait. Ignore the alcoholic whose...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Death is just a new beginning…at least in my religion. And extreme inebriation seriously helps. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There’s an old Ritadarion saying. You’re never more alive than when you walk hand in hand with death. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No, it was the brutal loss of his family that haunted him and for that Nykyrian couldn’t fault him at all. Syn had been put through a meat grinder by life. The fact that man could still get up and make...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have no idea how many times I’ve been barricaded inside a box in my life. I know it’s for my protection. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. (Kiara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t worry about it. We’re used to being told to go screw ourselves. And that’s from the people who actually like us. You should hear what our enemies say. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So I take it you guys are going to stay inside my flat and not out in the hallway like my father’s guards? (Kiara) You know that’s the most pathetic way to guard someone. (In a falsetto he added.)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You want to live, right? (Syn) Absolutely. (Kiara) Then we’re where you are, bathroom breaks being the only exception – unless you’re in public, and then we get to risk additional arrest records....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Just out of curiosity, how many weapons are in that thing? (Kiara) Enough to make me happy. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So is there any part of you that’s not a lethal weapon? (Kiara) No. Even my wits are sharpened. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(As she entered the main room, Syn turned around in his chair and almost fell out of it as he scanned her body. He cleared his throat and cut an appreciative look to Nykyrian.) Dayum…woman be hot. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah. Kip gets to guard you and I get to house-sit. Life bites the big tee-tawa. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Where did you find an Andarion? I’ve never seen one on Gouran before. Aren’t you afraid to be with him? (Sales woman) Why no, I’m not afraid. He’s already had his daily feeding. (Kiara) What do...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do people always act this way around you? (Kiara) You should have seen the reactions when I wore a League uniform. Those were actually comical. Except for the ones who lost control of their bowels. Then...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you suggesting I’m not normal? (Nykyrian) Oh yeah, baby, you ooze normality. From the top of that assassin’s braid to the tip of those boots that I’m pretty sure conceal retractable blades. You’re...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I can tell you love him. (Syn) Yeah, like a boil in my nether regions. (Kiara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You got guts taking that tone with me. (Nykyrian) What you gonna do, oh great wounded one? I’m the one with the injector. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Turn yourself over to Aksel, and I might let her go. (Arast) Yeah, right. And I’m a one-legged dung dealer. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Nykyrian spun about at the sound, his blaster leveling at the body in the doorway.) Whoa. Friend! (He tapped his chest twice.) Really good guy. ‘Member me? (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I just don’t see how anyone can be so cold. (Kiara) And you should be grateful, little girl, to whatever god you worship, that you can say that. In the world we come from, I don’t understand how anyone...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m not a child. Don’t talk to me like I am. (Kiara) No, you’re worse. You’re an adult who still thinks the world is a beautiful place, filled with people who will help you just for the sake of...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Did you see a doctor? (Syn) Yeah. It’ll heal. (Cruel) Did your mom say anything? (Syn) Clean the blood out of the carpet before it sets. What could she say? Better me than her. (Cruel)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What happened to Darling’s face? (Kiara) It got his. Repeatedly. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I never lied to you. (Kiara) Of course you did –you said you could see the real us– that we weren’t as bad as we claimed. But you didn’t and, just like everyone else, so long as we risk our lives...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Everyone has a choice. (Kiara) No, princess, they don’t. Choices aren’t always up to us. Life and circumstances can shred even the stoutest soul. No matter how pure and untainted you think you are,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wish I could take away your pain. I wish I could go back to when you were born and take you somewhere safe. Far away from all the people who’ve hurt you. (Kiara) You’re doing that now. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How frail you are. I don’t want to hurt you by accident. (Nykyrian) I’m not as frail as I appear. I know from lots of experience that I bounce really well. (Kiara) I would kill anyone who hurt you....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want blood! Two of Aksel’s dogs cornered me near Tondara. They shot me. Those bastards actually shot a hole in my stabilizer the size of Mirala…Aren’t you going to say something? (Syn) Were you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Please, by all the blessed saints and their bladders, tell me you two didn’t…Have you lost all semblance of intelligence? (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t you like them? (Nykyrian) Did you see the price? (Kiara) I’m more than capable of supplying you with several wardrobes from here. (Nykyrian) But– (Kiara) But nothing, mu Tara. Start shoping....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I tried to pick Nykyrian’s pocket last year. (Jana) And you let him live? (Kiara) I have an age requirement before I kill someone. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So long as you’re not a snap, you’re safe. (Nykyrian) Snap…Syn used that term. (Kiara) Single. Naïve. Amateur. Person. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I think we both need to work on our communication skills. (Kiara) I tried that once. (Nykyrian) And? (Kiara) Darling told me that I could never hold a job as a suicide counselor or hostage negotiator....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In your palms, I’ve placed my life, my secrets. I give you freedom to leave me at any time. I’m not easy to love. No one ever has. All I ask is that you always keep your silence, if not for me, then...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I suggest you leave. Now. (Nykyrian) (The would-be attackers flee.) Had you said ‘boo,’ I think they would have wet themselves. (Kiara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You make one tiny variable and so help me, I’ll have you slaughtered where you sit. (Kiefer) He’s just such a nice man. (Nykyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Thank you. (Nykyrian) For what? (Kiara) For giving me a life worth living. I know I’m not worth it, and that I don’t deserve it, but I swear to the gods I finally believe in that I will spend every...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You’re being remanded into Gourish custody…dead. (a Partini) ‘Cause let’s face it, dead was just easier. Or so they thought.’ (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You missed with me so close? What? You failed your assassin training classes? Did you even bother to show up? Or are you just that incompetent? (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I feel I should warn you, I’m in a really bad mood. (Syn) You’ll be in a worse mood when we haul you in dead! (a Partini) ‘Syn grimaced in pain at a comment so stupid it didn’t even rate a snotty...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What would he imagine next? Little hairy beasties tap-dancing on his sofa, or other fey creatures sneaking up on him in the shower?’ (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What am I supposed to do while you’re gone? (Shahara) Think up ways to kill me while I sleep. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But he’s never been interested in me, and the last time I made a move on him, Caillen almost tore my arm out of its socket. Lesson learned. Syn off-limits. (Kasen)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What a way to pay a man back for helping you. Gah, I suck as a human being.’ (Shahara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Excuse me, but I’ve been to some of the toughest zones in the galaxy to get my targets. And I have never once gone after a target and failed. Ever. (Shahara) Yeah, but you’ve never been chased before....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to sit over here with my throbbing feet and bleed in silence until we get to our destination. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Trust no one at your back unless you want them to bury a knife in it.’ (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m so sorry! Are you okay? (Shahara) Other than the fact that I feel like my rib just punctured a lung, sure, I’m all right. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So how do you know him? (Shahara) I knocked on his door one day and said, ‘Hi, I’m here to rob you. Hope you don’t mind. Oh, and by the way, will you be my friend?’ (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aren’t you afraid one of them will betray you? Take it all away? (Shahara) I’m sure one will eventually, but that’s the least of what keeps me up at night. Trust me, there are a lot worse things...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You have some severe mental problem I need to be aware of, don’t you? (Shahara) Just because I eat babies for breakfast and pick my teeth with their bones doesn’t mean I’m nuts. (Syn) Any other weird...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So just look mean and don’t make eye contact with anyone. (Syn) Gee, hon, you take me to the most wonderful places. (Shahara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

C’mon, friend. It’s two on one. You sure don’t look like you’re up to those odds. (Stranger) You can’t be talking to me. I don’t have prokas for friends. And I assure you I could gut you both...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, then we’d never go hungry. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The dead won’t hurt you, Shahara. Only the living can do that. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I hurt you, you can kill me. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Good Lord, woman. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that men have a specified word count set aside each day and if I don’t stop talking, my tongue will explode? (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up. Asshole. (Shahara) I live for your endearments. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What now? (Shahara) I’m thinking. (Syn) Could you think a little quicker? (Shahara) You’re not helping. (Syn) You’re lucky you’re still breathing and not limping. (Shahara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t wanna die, man. They’re not playing. Have you seen how many of them are out there? One just took a shot at me, so unlike you morons, I’m hiding. Hiding is nice. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You can’t die, Vik. You’re a mechbot. (Syn) They can pull me apart and reprogram me. Trust me, that’s death. Now shush before they find us. Remember – hide, people, hide. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aren’t you afraid they’ll arrest you? (Shahara) I wasn’t a convict, Dagan. I was an illegally purchased slave. My owner has no legal claim on me. And I’m no longer a kid learning my powers. I’m...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let’s find someplace where there aren’t any dead people, insects, or rodents. For that matter, someplace that’s big enough to accommodate both of us without crimping any internal organs. (Shahara)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let's play it safe. I’m not in the mood to run right now and I know fighting is suicide. Last thing I want to do is make my enemies happy by dying. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you take care, too, Shahara. Remember the lies we tell ourselves to survive seldom bring peace to our souls. (Nero)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You do know I am my father’s son, right? People don’t talk to me that way and live. (Syn) Oh, like I fear you. Never. Besides, a fight might dislodge whatever has crawled up your sphincter and bring...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, we better be quick and not become human popsicles. I’m going to be really upset at you if I freeze to death. (Shahara)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, boss? (Vik) Not now, Vik. (Syn) Dude, listen to the metallic life form. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No problem, but just know that no one steals from Nero. He knows who you are and he will hunt you down and make you pay in ways you can’t imagine – including this whole brain squeeze thing he does...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Syn may be too much of a gentleman to hit you, but I’m not. I’m not only ashamed to call you human, I’m completely disgusted that we share the same gender. You want to know the truth? The only filth...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Save me, Shahara. Save me from the lonely nights that never end. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Thank you, Shay. (Syn) For what? (Shahara) For looking into the eyes of nothing and seeing a man you could love. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

three out of four demons prefer barbeque sauce over hemoglobin

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Life is messy, Ren. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We can't change what we've done, but we can always change what we're going to do.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You mean there’s someone out there better than your father? (Quills) No, idiot. My father trained him. Just FYI, my father is also his godfather. So you want to be real nice to Dev. All of us take it...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Being an arrogant braggart just doesn’t work for me. (Devyn) You should try it. It really does grow on you, trust me. (Adron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what brings you here? (Devyn) People needed killing. (Adron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In all the universe, your mother is the only thing that truly scares me, especially where you’re concerned. I don’t ever want to be on her dark side. (Adron) Ha ha. And need I remind you my mother...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Move or die. (Quills) Never give someone a choice that doesn’t leave them with any way out except to hurt you. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dammit, Vik. How can you not know what’s wrong with this thing? Can’t you commune with it or something? (Devyn) My name is not ‘Dammit, Vik’ and I find it ironic that you think I can commune with...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s not a plethora of engineers here. (Devyn) Plethora? What kind of girl word is that? (Sway)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Excuse me, scary people. (Alix)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m enchanted by your beauty, my lady. Welcome aboard. You make a most welcome addition to our acerbic company…a lovely-smelling one, too. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I swear you’re a woman. (Devyn) I would respond to that, but I don’t want to distract you while you’re attempting to drive and I’m dependent on you for my life. (Sway)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

See, Sway, that’s what you get for flunking your pilot’s test six times…which I’m pretty sure is a record of some sort. If not for the actual flunking, definitely for the persistence in pursuing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No worries. They don’t scare me. (Devyn) All right, but if my brain matter ends up smeared against a wall, I’ll never forgive you. (Alix)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Vik? You ready? (Devyn) Your stupidity is what I live for, Captain. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Any more bitching from the geriatric crew? What a bunch of old women. Should I hire another crewmate to change your bed diapers while I’m at it? Next time I’ll let The League have you. Vik, I’m relinquishing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’ll probably be brutal, too. They might even feed you to the dog. He doesn’t have a dog. Yeah, well, he might get one just to feed you to it. She’d never been the kind of person to let something...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Believe me, if I start getting sick, you’ll be the first to know since I’m sure it’ll be all over you. (Alix)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sway’s an idiot who didn’t order them when we used up the last bunch. (Vik) Isn’t that your job? (Devyn) No. I’m the sub-idiot. Sway’s head idiot because the company refuses to deal with mechas....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They’re lucky I didn’t rip their arms off for touching her. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

After that, anytime she caught me near a kitchen she’d start in on me. So I have an automatic sphincter clench any time I reach for a pan. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love you, man. You rule! Thanks for the food. It touches me deep in my tender place. (Sway) I don’t want to know nothing about your tender place, you freak. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I agree, Dad. I was just explaining to the woman why we don’t look anything alike and why you would have been younger than me when I was born. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you ‘cause you know I...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can’t you nudge her into submission? (Taryn) Are you kidding? As stubborn as she is? I’d fry my brain trying. (Sphinx)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fine. Sit around being inconsiderate asses…and you wonder why none of you are married. (Zarina) (Sway cleared his throat meaningfully.) Oh, shush. You don’t count. You had an arranged marriage. These...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, Alix, men suck. Really. They are the worst. Come with me. I need an estrogen fix before their chromosomal defects contaminate me any further. (Zarina)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sway says you’ve been taking really good care of him for me. (Claria) Well, his mom did a great job housebreaking him, so he doesn’t require too much work. Not to mention Vik doesn’t mind walking...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Happiest day of my life when my dad made him human. (Devyn) Happy for you, bonebag…It cost me my girlfriend. (Vik) It was a lamp, Vik, not a girlfriend. (Devyn) I really loved that lamp. She lit up my...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here? (Devyn) I love you, too, Pookie Bear. (Zarina)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What hostile parasite is tunneling through her sphincter? (Zarina)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No one can make you feel low unless you allow them to. You’re not stupid, Alix. And you’re very beautiful. I just thought you should know that. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hi, Mom. (Devyn) It’s the other parental unit. Not as pretty or as fierce as your mother, but loving nonetheless. (Syn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But don’t you find the concept of love unusual? (Alix) Not at all. Love I understand completely. It’s hatred that puzzles me. I don’t comprehend finding pleasure in cruelty. (Vik)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, Vik, you’re amazingly human at times. (Alix) I know. But I wonder if the feelings I have are real or just electrical stimulations in my cortex that simulate human emotion. I wish I knew if...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

In fact, my mother always says that emotions are what the gods gave us to distract us from the pain of life. They are what make life bearable and what keeps us going no matter how hard it gets. (Alix)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because I took an oath to help people. To protect them from The League and any corrupt government. (Devyn) Yeah, and I know people better than to believe that for even an instant. Altruism is dead. People...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m not dead yet. It’s all good. (Omari) Good. That whole spontaneous combustion thing can be a real buzzkill. Ruins your clothes, too. (Nero)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m telling you right now I could make him pop an aneurysm and no one would know. (Nero) Doesn’t that kind of murder bother you at all? (Alix) Given everything people have done to me in my life, little...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What if there is no dirt on Merjack? Oh, I can answer this one. (Omari raised his hand like he was in a classroom, then dropped it to his side.) We all die. (Omari) I just love teenage angst. By the way,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The only person on this ship who gets paid for what they do is you, Alix. The rest of us live off our trust funds and we use those funds for our humanitarian missions. I do what I do because I can’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, Dad, you’ve got to taste what we just did. It’s actually good. (Omari) That is good. What did you two do? (Devyn) No idea. We just added spices until it didn’t suck anymore. (Omari)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Little late for that now. I don’t think an ‘Oops, my bad, my weapon accidentally misfired two dozen rounds’ will work to get me out of this. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But life isn’t about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting your past. It’s about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hi, Mom…Yes, I know my heart rate’s dangerously elevated. That sound? I’m being shot at, Ma. Gotta go now. Love you much. Hugs and kisses. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

By the way, you guys seriously screwed up just now. (Nero) We know. (They said in unison.) Yeah, well, what you don’t know is how grateful your girl is to you. I just thought you should know that you...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She’s a slave. (Paden) You better be glad I’m cuffed or you’d be looking for your teeth right now. Alix Gerran isn’t a slave. She’s a lady, and I would die for her. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I have to try. I can’t leave him there. You don’t understand, Vik. I love him, and I can’t let him pay for something I did. I don’t care what it takes, we have to save him. (Alix) Those words,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How could you let him do this? (Shahara) I know you’re not going to pin this on me, Shay. I didn’t raise the embryo. You did. It’s what you get for teaching him things like honor, love, courage,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love you, Devyn Wade Kell, with everything inside me. But it’s okay if you don’t feel the same. I know I’m just a piece of trash in your world, and I don’t expect you to share my feelings. (Alix)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love you, baby. And I want you to stay with me. Always. (Devyn) Believe me, there’s no place else I’d rather be. (Alix) Me, either, but I would rather we be naked. (Devyn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey!" Caleb snapped as he realized Nick was about to lock him on the outside with their attackers. He pushed the door open and glared at him. "No man left behind." Nick scoffed. "This aint' the army, boy....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You taste so good. I could kiss you forever. (Adron) You’re not so bad yourself in a lethal, I’ll-kill-you-if-you-look-at-me-wrong kind of way. (Livia)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m Adron’s baby sister. Dad just told me about the marriage, and I had to come meet you and make sure Dad hadn’t snapped a wheel and started hallucinating or something. (Zarina)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Adron always had a thing for expensive ho’s with the intelligence of backwash. You look like you actually have both a brain and a soul. (Zarina)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Should I be offended? (Livia) Please don’t be. I pride myself on being socially inept. But the only people I ever intentionally offend are my bevy of brothers. And speaking of, where’s Big Bad Angry...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Adron! Don’t you hurt him. (Kiara) I’m not going to hurt him, Mom. I’m going to kill him. (Young Adron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Adron leveled a scowl that made him shrink back.) Jeeze, you ought to bottle that look. I know armies that would pay a fortune to have something that toxic in their arsenal. (Tiernan)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now leave. (Adron) Why would I want to do that? I mean, heaven forbid I should be around someone who actually likes me. It’s so much more fun to be here with you insulting my manhood and questioning...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And what am I? (Adron) You’re kind and decent. You have a good heart. (Livia) I have no heart at all. What I have is a mechanical substitute that pumps blood through a broken body, and half the time...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I want to go to the park. (Livia) Why? (Adron) Because, and I know this is a new concept for you, we might actually have fun. Can you imagine? You might even smile and the world could come to an end over...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell me something, Adron. Sometime you’ve never shared with anyone else. Not even Thia. (Livia) I’m the one who glued Zarina to the toilet seat when she was seven. (Adron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m going to go out there and wait until you two are dressed. (Tiernan) Why don’t you keep walking until you get to the other side of the front door? (Adron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wish I could be whole for you…I wish I could hold you and dance with you, take you in my arms and make love to you the way I want to. (Adron) And I’m just grateful I have you at all. It’s not your...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, sweet. Please open your eyes, Livia. Open your eyes and see what you did. I’m actually sitting here without grimacing. There’s no pain at all. But you know that, don’t you? I don’t know why...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Most men die many times in their lives. The man we become invariably slaughters the child we once were. His knowledge of the world murders the babe's innocence. from Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, I would throw myself under the nearest bus, but considering my luck today, I’m sure it would break down less than a millimeter from me and just ruin my clothes…Probably break my watch, too. (Taryn)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am the Earl of Ravensmoor. And you are? (Sparhawk) Totally freaking out. (Taryn) Tis a most peculiar name, milady. Are you by chance Welsh? (Sparhawk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are all knights so gentle? (Taryn) I know not, Taryn, since I don’t make it my habit to lie abed with other knights. (Sparhawk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

When I was younger, I never thought there could be anything better than the glory of battle. (Sparhawk) And now? (Taryn) Now I would much rather coax a smile from your face. (Sparhawk)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Writers. For some reason, a lot of you reject what you hear and see in your heads. If you go too long ignoring it, it builds up and then you do all sorts of weird things. Mumble to yourself. Nightmares....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I miss the good old days when Daimons were warriors and combat trained. The ones I found tonight knew nothing about fighting, and I’m sick of the whole ‘my gun will solve all’ mentality. (Wulf)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

About a hundred or so years before you were born, a Dark-Hunter made the mistake of falling in love with his Talpina. Unfortunately for the rest of us, she didn’t pass Artemis’s test. Artemis was so...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, I know, but word came from Artemis herself that she wanted him here. Looks like we’re having a psycho reunion this week…Oh wait, it’s Mardi Gras. Duh. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ah, man. (Talon) What? (Wulf) Friggin’ Fabio alert. (Talon) Hey, you’re not too far from the mark either, blondie. (Wulf) Bite me, Viking. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Of course, it would help if she could stay focused, but she had the attention span of a sick flea.’ (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What if he wakes up before you get home and steals you blind? (Wayne) Steals what? My clothes won’t fit him and I have nothing of any value. Not unless he likes my Peter, Paul, and Mary collection anyway....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What was Dionysus going to go? Send him back to his hellish isolation? He’d been there, done that, and had the Ozzy T-shirt to prove it.’ (Styxx)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Answer my question, Bacchus. I’m not one of your dickless Greeks to be kept waiting for an answer. (Camulus) You better take a more civil tone with me, Cam. I’m not one of your flaccid Celts to shake...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

If Apollo caught sight of him outside or near a window during the light of day, Talon would be nothing more than a strip of fried bacon on the sidewalk. Extra-crispy Celt didn’t appeal to him in the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, Sunshine, your friend’s awake. What’s his name? (Starla) I don’t know, Starla. I didn’t ask. (Sunshine) You look like a Steve. Are you hungry, Steve? (Starla)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I would have bought you some more, but since they didn’t have tags in them, I didn’t know what size to buy. (Sunshine) Great. I live to be stuck in strange places, naked. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is there a phone I can use? (Talon) In the kitchen. (Sunshine) Could you please bring it to me? (Talon) It’s not cordless. I always lose those things or I drop them someplace and break them. The last...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, yeah, insanity ran deep in the roots of that family tree.’ (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Talon glanced around the loft. It looked as if a bottle of Pepto-Bismol had exploded, or the Cat in the Hat had come for a visit.’ (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do you have any coffee? (Talon) Ew! No, that stuff will kill you. I have herbal teas, though. (Sunshine) Herbal teas? That’s mulch, not a beverage. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Do you own anything not pink? (Talon) I have a purple razor if you’d rather. (Sunshine) Please. (Talon) (She pulled out a darker pink one.) That’s not purple. It’s pink too. (Talon) Well, that’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, Talon. Towels look really good on you. You go outside like that and you’ll start a whole new fashion craze. (Sunshine) Do you always say everything that comes to your mind? (Talon) Mostly....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You still haven’t eaten your muffin. (Sunshine) ‘Yeah, right. He still hadn’t eaten his boots either, and he’d rather feast on one of them than that thing in her hand.’ (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, you say ‘not exactly’ a lot. You’re not exactly a vampire. You’re not exactly from Scotland, and you’re allergic to daylight. What else? (Sunshine) I hate bran muffins and grass. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Okay. That was nice. Clothes. You need clothes before I do something I might not regret. What was your size again, Steve? (Sunshine) Talon. (Talon) Talon. Size. Clothes. Cover him up. I’m going to go...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m no longer human and there is no past.’ (Acheron's litany)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

C’mon, Tally. Don’t you want your clothes, your keys? Oh wait, how about some dignity? (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nice knees, bud, but the hairy legs could use a Bush Hog. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, well, he’s still on Dark-Hunter payroll, so tell him to keep his phone turned on. (Talon) Ooo. Getting testy in your fierce nakedness. (Kyrian)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ugh! Why couldn’t anyone ever trust her? She wasn’t a two-year-old. If her kindness killed her, then she was better off dead than living a cold, unfeeling life where she misered up all her feelings...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

She’s best friends with my wife. (Julian) Gracie? You’re married to Gracie? That was you? You’re Mr. Hot Bottom! (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Baby, I don’t feel pain. Ever. (Talon) Really? Not even a little? (Sunshine) It’s a waste of time and energy. It also drains the mind and makes it weary. (Talon) But without pain, you can’t have...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, if you’re through taunting poor Mike, are you ready to go? (Nick) You give me any lip, little boy, and there won’t be enough left of you to run through a sieve. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You like rock? Little boy, I’m not your friend. I’m not your Dark-Hunter and I’m not your friggin’ date. You only speak to me when I ask you a question. Otherwise you keep your mouth shut, your...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I might not like the fact that you are my commander, Greek, but as a soldier I will obey you regardless of my personal distaste for your company. (Valerius) Gee, T-Red, doesn’t it make you all warm and...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Any problems with your flight? (Acheron) I didn’t eat my pilot if that’s what you mean. And little Nicky here is still breathing and not bleeding. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick was dressed in jeans, a dark green sweater, and bomber jacket–the perfect image of a rich college student. Talon looked like a biker who had just left Sanctuary, New Orleans’s premier biker bar....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Zarek attacks Valerius.) Cease! I know it’s been a long time since you were around another Dark-Hunter, Z, but remember, whatever you do to him, you will feel it tenfold. (Acheron) Pain I can take,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Next time I’ll just send the three of you e-mails. What was I thinking when I decided to have this meeting? (Acheron) Oh, I know. That men who are a couple of thousand years old could actually behave...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I swear, Daimons or not, if you don’t behave, Z, I’m going to send you to Antarctica and leave you there to rot. (Acheron) Ooo. I’m terrified. Those killer penguins and hairy seals are really scary....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What were you thinking? You just met him. (Selena) I know. It’s so not like me, but I couldn’t help myself. It was just like that weird magnetic force that grabs me when I’m walking past the Frostbyte...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Don’t worry. It’ll never happen again. You know me, I do date occasionally, but I usually spend at least a few normal, boring days with a guy before we rock the house down. Of course, no one ever rocked...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You swore an oath, just like the rest of us. I won’t have you preying on innocents in my town. (Talon) Ooo. How cliché, little partner. Wanna tell me to be out by sunup, or better yet, this town ain’t...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Let go of me, Celt, or I’ll rip your arm off. And you know what? I don’t care if I lose both of mine in the process. That’s the difference between us. Pain is my friend and ally. You fear it. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick’s right, you are psychotic. (Talon) The correct term is sociopathic and yes, I am. But at least I have no delusions about myself. (Zarek) Meaning? (Talon) Take your meaning wherever you can find...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They had seen Zarek take out a pair of Daimons. Great. Just great. He closed his eyes and cursed. This night was starting to rate right up there with abscessed teeth.’ (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, bud, I don’t know you from Adam, but that’s my baby sister you’re hanging on to. So I’m thinking the wisest course of action for you is to let her go and introduce yourself. Pronto. (Rain)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Storm, Rain, and Sunshine, huh? (Talon) My mother’s doing. I’m just glad she stopped at three. I was told the next one would have been named Cloudy Day. (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what are you in the mood for? (Sunshine) How about naked Sunshine al dente covered in whipped cream and chocolate? We could even put a cherry on top. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You are the only warmth in my heart. The only sunshine my winter has ever known. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Ash used his powers to lift Zarek from the floor and pin him roughly against the ceiling.) Stop pushing your luck, boy. I’ve had it with you. (Acheron) Have you ever thought of hiring yourself out to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Would you leave me alone, you walking pair of boots! Let go of my easel, you refugee from a luggage factory. If you need some wood for a toothpick, there’s a bunch of it on the porch. (Sunshine) Beth....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No Daimon gets out of here alive. (They hit the invisible wall and rebounded off it.) Man. It really makes you feel for the bug on the windshield, doesn’t it? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Come home with me, Acheron. I’ll make it well worth your while. (Artemis) I have a headache. (Acheron) You’ve had a headache for two hundred years! (Artemis) And you’ve had PMS for eleven thousand....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I feel like I’ve known you forever. Like I’ve held you in my heart for centuries. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell me the name of your best friend. (Sunshine) Wulf Tryggvason. (Talon) Oh my God, you just answered a question. I think the world may end over it. (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look. Let’s just say he’s in Tabitha’s line of work. Okay? (Selena) Ladies’ lingerie? He hardly looks the type to sell that. (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you, my best friend on earth, my soul sister who shares Chunky Monkey scoops and beefcake e-mails at the drop of a hat, the woman who made me wear a frothy, ruffled lime-colored bridesmaid dress that...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sunny, tell me truthfully, what are your intentions toward Talon? (Selena) What are you? His mom? I promise I’ll respect him in the morning. (Sunshine)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Daimons, vampires, ghouls, whatever you want to call them. They suck your blood and your soul and leave you with nothing. Kind of like lawyers. (Selena)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Talon pulled another beignet from the sack and held it up for her to eat.) That stuff is hazardous to your health. (Sunshine) Baby, life is hazardous to your health. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So, does this make you visibly challenged? (Nick) No, but if you don’t lay off me, I’m going to make you breathing impaired. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Now don’t you be covering for him, Ash. (She wagged her finger at Nick.) Are you driving? (Cherise) No, Mom. I’m sitting. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’re screwed. (Nick) Screwed blue and tattooed. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

They shot me. (Talon) No, bud. They turned you into Swiss cheese. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Shut up, Nick. (Talon) 'Shut up, Nick, heel, sit, fetch.’ Love you too, Celt. (Nick)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Nick, fetch my car, fetch my clothes, sweep the chimney, make my bed, watch my psychopath, fetch my slippers.’ Yeah, I’ll fetch those slippers and stick them someplace real uncomfortable. I swear,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ewwww-eee-wwww. Hey Ash, you vant to suck my blud? (Fang) No, thanks. The last thing I want is to catch parvo from you, or some other freaky dog disease that makes me lift my leg around hydrants. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Fang, I think you better stop or Talon might turn you into a wolf kabob. (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

All you need to know is that I have an old enemy pretending to be me. (Acheron) Why? (Talon) Well, it obviously isn’t to be nice to me and win over my friends, now is it? (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He said he–meaning you–had been addicted to this drug he fed Sunshine. Getting anything that personal out of you is like removing a tooth from a lion without a tranquilizer. (Talon)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Can you take human form in daylight? (Talon) Obviously so. Ever tried to answer a phone without opposable thumbs? (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Believe me, lady, my strength is the one thing I never doubt. (Vane) It’s amazing the lies we tell other people, isn’t it? (Sunshine's grandmother)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Wolves don’t socialize with humans. You guys tend to freak out when you learn what we are. Not to mention, your females are rather frail. I don’t like having to hold back for fear of bruising or killing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sunshine, it’s the Celt wanting a little reassurance that I haven’t eaten you or anything. (Vane)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(His heart clenched as she made a kissing noise to him then handed the phone back to Vane. Gods, how he loved that woman.) Ahh, Tally, me lub you too. (Vane) Shut up, crotch-sniffer. You’re not allowed...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That would be like making a pact with Lucifer. (Zarek) Yes, but I don’t smell like sulfur. And I happen to dress better. Luc always looks like a pimp. (Dionysus)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I just know that I’m not willing to let anything happen to you. When Nynia died, I was so lost and cold, and I haven’t been warm since. Not until I felt your hands on me. The only way I’ve been able...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Honey, there’s not a single woman in this town who doesn’t know about Sanctuary, Land of the Bodacious Gods. Heck, me and my girlfriends want to get together and vote Mama Lo an award for her policy...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Hey, man. Where have you been? (Dev) Out and about. You? (Talon) (Dev gave him a wicked grin.) Mostly in and out. (Dev)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t know. There are times when I get the feeling he can’t tell me from Nynia. I think he loves her more than me. (Sunshine) No offense, but that’s stupid. You and Talon are soulmates. He will...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I’ve had a really wonderful night tonight. I got to tell Kyrian and Julian that Valerius is in town and spent, oh I don’t know, three, four hours trying to keep them from going after the...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, the thing about life and love is that they are both ever-changing while people seldom are. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know, I met a wise man centuries ago in China who said to me, ‘He who lets fear rule him, has fear for a master. (Acheron) Confucius? (Talon) No, Minh-Quan. He was a fisherman who used to sell what...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I am Darkness. I am Shadow. I am the Ruler of the Night. I, alone, stand between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. I am the Guardian. The Soulless Keeper. Neither Human, nor Apollite,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is the swamp as I see it, but what I can’t capture on canvas is you as I see you. No brush or paint will ever show the hero that you are. It will never be able to portray the sound of your voice...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t like Talon, do you? (Sunshine) Wish him dead every time I see him. (Zarek) I can’t tell if you mean that or not. (Sunshine) I mean it. (Zarek) Why? (Sunshine) He’s an asshole and I’ve...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

How was I to know your pet was a god-killer? What kind of idiot ties herself down to one of his kind? (Dionysus) Well, gee, what was I supposed to do? Hook up with Mr. All-powerful God-killer or get myself...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? (a Daimon) Oh please, let me give you the job description. Me, Dark-Hunter. You, Daimon. I hit, you bleed. I kill, you die. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

That is the beauty of memory, isn’t it? Our reality is always clouded by our perceptions of truth. (Mnimi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

There were only so many kicks a dog could take before it turned vicious.’ (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Oh, goodie! I get to make the redheaded goddess mad! (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

He won’t last long, akri. Thanatos is barbecue. And I like my barbecue. Just tell me how you want him, akri, normal recipe or extra crispy. I’m partial to extra crispy myself. They crunch louder when...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ooo, let’s see, I need to get my spicy barbecue sauce. Definitely some oven mitts, ‘cause he’s gonna be hot from being flame-broiled. I need to get a couple of them apple trees to make wood chips...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It can’t eat him. I forbid it. (Artemis) She can do as she pleases. I taught her to waste not, want not. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Simi is very environmentally sound. Eat everything except for hooves. I don’t like those, they hurt my teeth. Thanatos don’t have hooves, do he? (Simi) No, Simi, he doesn’t. (Acheron) Ooo, good...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It’s entirely up to you, Artie. He lives or dies by your word. (Acheron) No, akri! Don’t ask her that. She never let me have no fun. She a mean goddess! (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simi. Return to me. (Acheron) 'Return to me, Simi.’ Don’t go frying the goddess. Don’t go frying Thanatos. I am not a yo-yo, akri. I am a Simi. I hate it when you get me all excited about going to...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

One day I’m going to find a way to rid you of that beast resting on your arm. (Artemis) (He looked at her over his shoulder.) And one day I’m going to find a way to rid myself of the beast resting...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I won’t die like this again. (Zarek) Backbone. How I love it. But not as much as I love sucking the marrow from it. (Thanatos)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you up? Dressing? (Astrid) No. I’m pissing on your rug. What do you think I’m doing? (Zarek) I’m blind. For all I know you really are peeing on my rug, which is a very nice rug incidentally,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

It wasn’t a gun wound. I just fell. (Zarek) No offense, but you’d have to fall of Mount Everest to have those kinds of wounds. (Astrid) Yeah, maybe next time I’ll remember to take my climbing gear...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So what really happened to you? (Astrid) Nothing. (Zarek) Well, I hope I never come across Nothing then if it’s capable of putting a hole in my back. (Astrid)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And you, Kibbles, had better lay off me. One more growl and I swear I’m going to geld you with a spoon. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Wake up, Astrid. Your psychotic criminal is playing with knives. (Sasha)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Zarek? (Astrid) What?! (Zarek) Don’t use that tone with me. I like to know where people are in my house. Be nice, or I’ll make you wear a cowbell. (Astrid)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You could have said ‘Excuse me.’ (Zarek) I’m not talking to you. (Astrid) Love you, too, babe. (Zarek) You really are an animal, aren’t you? (Astrid) Woof, woof. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Here. (Zarek) What is it? (Astrid) Arsenic and vomit. (Zarek) Really? And yet you managed to hack that up so quietly. Who knew? Thanks. I’ve never had vomit before. I’m sure it’s extra special. (Astrid)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

And I don’t want his body touching something I wear. He’ll contaminate it. (Sasha) Oh, good grief, Sasha. Grow up. You’re four hundred years old and you’re acting like a whelp. It’s not like...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My friend died. (Astrid) Died how? (Zarek) Mmm, he had parvo. (Astrid) Isn’t that a dog’s disease? (Zarek) Yes. It was tragic. (Astrid) Hey! I resent that. (Sasha) Behave or I will give you parvo....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You don’t like people who have money, do you? (Astrid) I’m not prejudiced against anyone, princess. I hate everyone equally. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We all have choices. (Astrid) No we don’t, princess. Only people with money and influence have choices. For the rest of us, basic necessity dictates what we have to do to survive. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I just want to be warm. Just once let me be warm. Is there no star capable of sharing its fire with me? (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Princess, you could never be that. You are unique to me. (Zarek) Am I your rose? (Astrid) Yes, you are my rose. There is only one of you in all the millions of planets and stars. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Would like to join me? (Astrid) I think I’d look strange in a bikini. (Zarek) Was that a joke? Can it be you made a real joke? (Astrid) Yeah, I must be possessed or something. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why are you so sad, akri? (Simi) I’m not sad, Simi. (Acheron) Yes you are. I know you, akri, you gots that pain in your heart like the Simi gets whenever she cries. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I don’t have to do nothing you say, you old heifer cow. And you are old. Really, really old. And a cow, too. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You better, Artemis. Because if you don’t get him under control, the world is going to become the very thing that makes you wake up screaming at night. (Acheron)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell me of a happy memory, Zarek. One thing in your life that was good. (Astrid) You. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Well, Lord Debonair and Lady Lethal, if we can have a minute of your time, we do have a psycho to hunt. (Allen) (Jess glared over his shoulder at Allen, but before he could comment, Syra shot another bolt...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’ve come to kill Zarek of Moesia, and if you get in our way, little girl, we’re going to kill you. (Otto) I’ll be damned. He speaks. Or rather growls. (Jess) But not for long if he doesn’t watch...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I really hate Squires. (Syra) (She pulled another flat bolt out and loaded it, then shot it at Otto. Moving so fast he could hardly be seen, the Squire turned around and caught it without flinching. He...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ah, those were the days…The Dark-Hunters hunted us, we slaughtered them. We made our homes in underground catacombs and crypts where the Hunters couldn’t go without getting possessed. It was an interesting...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Alone at last. Oh, the pleasure of the pain. (Zarek) You really do suffer from insanity, don’t you? (Thanatos) Hardly. I have to say I enjoy every minute of it. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What’s going on? (Astrid) Not much. Some invincible asshole is trying to kill me. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What the matter, Zarek? You afraid to die? (Thanatos) Dying’s easy. It’s living that’s hard. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Zarek slammed his combined fists down across Thanatos’s back.) If anyone has any suggestions on how to kill this guy, I’m open to it. (Zarek) I’m out of dynamite. You got any grenades? (Jess) Not...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Surprise, dickhead, Mama forgot to tell you a few things about me. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

My people have a legend of the Dayslayer. It says that Artemis chose one of our own to be her personal guard. More beloved than any of her people, the Dayslayer has no known vulnerability. Once he’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Unsure if she should laugh or groan, Astrid held fast to the tank before her as Zarek pushed the snowmachine to the limits. It vibrated so badly that she half-expected it to disintegrate underneath them.)...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is there something I can help with?” “No,” Kat said petulantly. “You’re a man and I hate all of you right now.” He took two steps back. “Fair enough. Since my presence is obviously causing...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you? (Zarek) I’m a nymph. (Astrid) I hope you just left an important syllable off that word, princess. (Zarek)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I assure you, princess, if you saw the real me, you’d run for cover. (Zarek) Only if I knew you’d be waiting under that cover for me. (Astrid)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’m not a child. (Zarek) No, you’re not a child. You never were. Children are supposed to be protected and cared for. You had no one to hold you when you cried. No one ever soothed you. They never...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

You know–my flower, I am responsible for her. She doesn’t even have four thorns to protect herself from harm.’ (Zarek) Why do you love that book so? (Astrid) Because I want to hear the bells when...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Tell him to leave me alone, Astrid. Else I’ll have to barbecue him and make akri angry at me. I don’t want to make akri angry. (Simi) Simi? Is that you? (Astrid) Yes. C’est moi. The little demon...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Because she’s Acheron companion. (Astrid) Ash has a companion? (Zarek) (The demon snorted. She stood up and whispered loudly in Astrid’s ear.) Dark-Hunters are cute, but very stupid. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

What are you doing here, Simi? (Astrid) Feeling peckish. Is there any food? Something not too heavy. Maybe a cow or two? (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

No, Simi. No food. (Astrid) ‘No, Simi. No food.’ You sound like akri. ‘Don’t eat that, Simi, you’ll cause an ecological disaster.’ What is an ecological disaster, that’s what I want to know?...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Why you in a dark hole, Astrid? Did you fall? (Simi) We’re hiding Simi. (Astrid) Hiding? From what? (Simi) Thanatos. (Astrid) Pfft. Why you hiding from that loser? He wouldn’t even make good barbecue....

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I would like to barbecue those Olympian gods. They are very tasty. One day, I’m going to eat that redheaded goddess, too. (Simi) She doesn’t like Artemis. (Astrid) The Simi hates her, but akri says,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Look! You got sparklies like akri. He gives all of his to me. He say I look beautiful in sparklies, ‘specially them red ones that match my eyes. Here, Astrid. I know you can’t see it, Astrid, but it’s...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Is she okay? I mean, no offense, she sounds more mental than I do.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Simi has needs. Lots of needs. I need akri’s plastic card, for one thing. It very nice. People give me lots of stuff when I hand it to them. Ooo, I really like the new plastic card he gave me with...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

I should have thought of this years ago. But that was the problem with being sane. Sane people played by the rules. They looked for rational explanations and solutions in an insane universe.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

But sooner or later, no matter who you are, life uses everyone as its whipping boy.

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Simi, why did Acheron send you here? (Astrid) To protect you from Thanatos so that your sisters don’t get all freaky and destroy the world. Or something like that. I don’t know why all of you fear...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

So you’re telling me that right now I’m responsible for Acheron’s beloved pet and the favorite sister of the Fates? (Zarek) Tell Fang-boy I’m not a pet. If he doesn’t take a nicer tone to me,...

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Are you two having some sort of strange human thing that you can’t follow what I’m saying? (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Akri infallible. Well, except for a couple of things, and we don’t talk about those ‘cause it makes akri cranky. I like that word ‘infallible.’ It just like me. Infallible. (Simi)

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Sherrilyn Kenyon

Akri hides from no one. He don’t need to. Anyone hurt my akri, I eat them. (Simi)

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