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"The price for using dark magic is death, so that goes a long way toward deterring users."

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Don't know about my knives, but my gun's made of pain.

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Trace of Magic caught me up fast and pulled me in tight for a fun, action-and-sass adventure full of deadly magic and dangerous romance. Diana Pharaoh Francis delivers a downright terrific read.

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And it's just a hunt?" Bea asked. "Just tracking the guy down, or are we going to have to do a little covering up of our own?" Had she just told me she was willing to kill someone and cover it up? She...

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I glanced up at Zay, then walked over to stand next to him. "You look good with a baby in your arms," he murmured. I took his hand, careful with his fingers that were still wrapped in tape. "Don't get...

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I doubt she likes the idea of seeing him put back in a cage.” “Maybe not,” he said. “But she knows that the Authority are the only people who might be able to help him.” “Or kill him,” I...

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I wouldn’t want you to get in the shower and then pass out or some such. How about if I help you get out of your clothes? I’m an expert in platonic undressings.” He gave me that wicked smile. “Give...

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Devon Monk

I resisted the urge to pour mouthwash in my brain.

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Since I didn't have a spork handy, I leaned over the sink and scooped up a palmful of cold water and pressed it against my face. There had to be a better option than a violent sporking. There had to be...

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... he was sunset against the mountains, strong, vibrant, dangerous, and yet somehow sheltering, protective. And married. Picnic, meet rain.

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Maybe in the morning, sunlight would to turn him back into a statue; then I could take Stone out to the forest where he could frolic among the ferns, gurgle at streams, and make friends with the other...

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Shamus ordered half a cup of house brew. Then he proceeded to fill the cup up the rest of the way with milk and sugar. Lots of sugar. “Sure you got enough milk in your sugar?” I asked as we strolled...

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... he trotted down the hallway on all fours and started in on his second favorite pastime, conversations with plumbing. Just what I needed: Stone, the Toilet Whisperer.

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A corner of his mouth quirked up. “I play pool. Shoot hoops sometimes too. Any other sport you’re curious about?” “Hockey? Polo?” “Simultaneously. Trick is to keep the horses on their skates.

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Devon Monk

Rock, meet stubborn place.

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Devon Monk

I don’t know how to explain it.” “Try words. If that doesn’t work, we’ll move on to interpretive dance.

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Devon Monk

Keep digging, Flynn. Six feet makes a grave.

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Devon Monk

Then they both smiled the exact same smile. Narcissism times two. Oh, get a room already.

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Devon Monk

Hey, rock dude, are you destroying the house? Causing mayhem? Who’s a ferocious gargoyle? Stoney’s a ferocious gargoyle.

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Mouth in gear, brain stuck in neutral.

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Devon Monk

I don’t know what’s happened to you. You used to be such a nice girl. Now you’ve gone all stabby and whatnot.

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Devon Monk

He was like an undead boomerang. A zomberang.

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Devon Monk

I needed sleep. Big squishy bunches of it. Soon.

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Devon Monk

I think you’re possessed.” “Old news.” “Huh. Anyone I know?” “My dad. It’s a family issue I’m working on.

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But it is clear to me that our survival—both yours and mine—will be dictated by how well you and I can work together.” “So we’re screwed?

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For a brief, weird minute I felt like Dorothy in Oz, walking down the street with Terric the doubtful, Shame the brainless, and heartless Zay.

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The Mum has the temper of a demon with a diaper rash. (Shamus)

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…I noticed you don’t have any self-defense training…” “…I can handle myself just fine.” She stared at me for a long, uncomfortable moment. Finally, “In the very short time I’ve known...

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Devon Monk

Instinct told me it was dangerous. I could handle dangerous. Dangerous and me went back a long way. We did lunch when dangerous was in town.

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Whether you approach your dreams on soft feet or in a breathless run, just so long as you acknowledge that your dreams are valuable and worthy of pursuing, then you’ve made it.

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Let go of the past, of the things I wanted, of the people I loved, and move forward.

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The price for using dark magic is death, so that goes a long way toward deterring users.

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