Book Quotes


Here are some of my favorite quotes from books and authors from all genres, quotes are collected from my readings as well as from . What are your favorites?? This is in no way a comprehensive list, you can check out my Goodreads quotes from the widget on the sidebar.

Larissa Ione:

"Tenderness flooded him. She wanted him but didn't know how to initiate sex. Not that he was so great at that either. Neither one of them was technically a virgin, but emotionally? He so was…. "

He'd fucked. He'd been sucked. But he'd never made love to anyone.

-Lore "Ecstasy Unveiled" Larissa Ione (My all-time favorite quote!)

"It's not what you think," he said lamely, because it was exactly what she thought.

"Really? So that big asshole behind you didn't bet you five hundred bucks that you couldn't fuck me?"


"That's what I thought. You dick. How stupid do you think I am? Your name really fits you, Con." She snatched the money from him, took two hundreds and three twenties, and thrust the remaining two hundred and forty dollars back into his hand. Then, smiling broadly, she punched him in the shoulder. "Next time you make a bet like that, don't cheat me out of my half. I owe you a ten."

She winked and left him, jaw-dropped and gaping, as she sauntered away.

Luc made a strangled sound. "Did that just happen? She wasn't mad because you made the bet--she was mad because you didn't give her half the money?"

"Yeah." Con grinned. "Yeah, it did. I think I may be in love."

– Sin to Conel “ Ecstasy Unveiled ” Larissa Ione

“After what I've done to you, you should enjoy seeing me enslaved."

"You really believe that?" He took a step toward her. "I'm risking Sin's life by putting off what I have to do to Kynan. I'm doing that for you. Not for Kynan or my brothers. I took a knife for you. I've kissed you over and over when I never kiss anyone. So why the hell would I want to see you suffer?"

Her mouth dropped open in shock, and her stomach fluttered. Some idiotic feminine instinct she didn't even know she had went tail-wagging stupid at his admission. "What are you saying?"

"I don't know." He swiped the jug of liquor off the coffee table, where Sin had left it. "Fuck. I have no idea. Forget I said anything."

– Lore and Idess “Ecstasy Unveiled” Larissa Ione

"You disgusted now? Because I am. Not because I paid some whore for sex, but because I was so fucking lonely that I risked killing her. I told you, I'm a selfish piece of shit."

– Lore to Idess “Ecstasy Unveiled” Larissa Ione

Conall's molten silver gaze locked with hers, and she took a sudden, hot breath. He was every woman's fantasy, from his perfect body to his remarkable eyes to his dangerous masculinity. Nice girls would tremble before him, even as they entertained wicked, private fantasies. Bad girls would make those fantasies reality anytime, anyplace.

Sin was a bad girl.

- Sin “Ecstasy Unveiled” Larissa Ione

Gena Showalter:

“Speak all the hell you want. I’m taking what’s mine.”

-Paris “The Darkest Seduction” Gena Showalter

"People are the most difficult thing in the world to change"

-Gena Showalter

“As for you, I think that, despite your own desires, your demon wants anything with a pulse.”

”Sometimes even a pulse isn‘t a requirement”

– Zacharel and Paris “The Darkest Seduction” Gena Showalter

“Uh, who were you talking to?” the bartender asked, faux casual as he cleaned an already clean counter. If an angel didn‘t want to be seen, an angel wouldn‘t be seen. Not even by his brethren, fallen or otherwise. So only Paris had seen Zacharel this go-round. Great. “Myself apparently, and we prefer to chat without an audience”

-Paris “The Dark Seduction” Gena Showalter

"Are we done chatting now?" she asked, blush reigniting. "If not, I guess I could touch myself some more. I liked it before. Maybe I'll like it again." Without waiting for his response, she cupped her breasts and moaned. "Oh, yes. I like."

-Olivia “The Darkest Passion” Gena Showalter

"The best way to spell victory? K-I-L-L."

-Strider "The Darkest Surrender" Gena Showalter

“Thanks,” she said dryly. How disappointing. The one time she wanted her man to forget he had a brain, he remembered.”

– Kaia “The Darkest Surrender” Gena Showalter

“WILLIAM THE EVER RANDY, honorary Lord of the Underworld and a man so physically perfect he’d once been voted Most Beautiful Immortal of All Time—so what that he’d been the only judge of that particular competition; he would swear on what remained of his soul that the scores hadn’t been fixed.”

–William “The Darkest Surrender” Gena Showalter

“Strider never had a hard time killing anyone. Call it a gift.”

– Strider “The Darkest Surrender” Gena Showalter

"Ten Things You Shouldn't Say on a Date.

1. You're wearing that?

2. Something smells funny.

3. Where's the Tylenol?

4. And to think, I first wanted to date your brother.

5. I have a confession to make…

6. My dad has a suit just like that.

7. That man is hot. Look at him.

8. My ex, may he rot in hell forever…

9. You're going to order that? Seriously?

10. You're how old?"

-Gena Showalter

Kresley Cole:

"Fate has a way of getting what she wants, no matter how we try to avoid it."

-Kresley Cole, Pleasure of a Dark Prince

"He'd swiftly collected those monsters' heads, tying them together with a piece of the rope she'd hoped never to see again, and then strung them over his shoulder. Periodically, he offered his catch to her. 'No, no, I have a pair just like them at home," she'd said. "I would just regift them.' "

-Carrow to Malkom "Demon from the Dark" Kresley Cole

“He gazed down at her not with the expression of a man who was happy with his fate, but with the expression of a man who'd slaughter anyone who tried to change that fate....”

– Malkom Slain “Demon After Dark” Kresley Cole

“Have you ever fought an opponent you had no defense against? Like a fire breather or an acid spitter?"

"Once I faced a female with diamond skin," Nix said breathlessly. "I was transfixed - even as she was choking the life out of me."


"No, I saw that character on X-Men. I just wanted to commiserate. Alas, I have no weaknesses.”

-Kresley Cole – Pleasure of a Dark Prince

“I had just heard tales that the Valkyrie were large warriors, akin to Amazons.”

“If you’re the sole survivor of an army attacked by us, are you going to say we had our asses handed to us by petite, nubile females, or by she-monsters who can bench Buicks?”

-Kresley Cole – No Rest for the Wicked

“Those who betray me only do so once.”

~Malkom Slaine “Demon From the Dark” Kresley Cole

“When she’d been getting ready earlier, he’d had only enough time to do one of two things in private: contort naked, digging for the bullet, or take matters in hand with his hard-on. As he gaped at her skirt molding to her heart-shaped ass, he concluded he’d chosen poorly with the bullet.”

- Cadeon Woede “Dark Desires After Dusk” Kresley Cole

“For the record, male Lorekind have higher opinions of females than human males do. The playing field’s more equal in our world.”

“Ha! I find it hard to believe that men who’ve lived for centuries—and might even bemedieval —believe in equality more than a human male raised in the Madonna era.”

“The Lore is home of the Valkyrie, Furiae, Witches, and Sirenae. You underestimate females, and you find your balls nailed to the wall.”

- Holly and Cade “Dark Desires After Dusk” Kresley Cole

You’re not the good girl you used to be. You get drunk and carouse with demons, sitting on their laps and giving them horn jobs in front of an audience. You went rock star on this poor mom-and-pop motel room. And just last night, you got me to show you my goods, though I was vulnerable and weak from a bullet wound.” He shook his head sadly. “Face it, Holly, you’re a bad girl .”

- Cadeon Woede “Dark Desires After Dusk” Kresley Cole

“Holls, I’m a demon; I’m not a tool.”

- Cadeon Woede “Dark Desires After Dusk” Kresley Cole

Rachel Gibson:

“She'd never set a fantasy in a ski lodge, but she was thinking about it now. She couldn't help it. The man was throwing off pheromones like he was a nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. Sitting so close to ground zero, the fallout was lethal.”

-Rachel Gibson - The Trouble With Valentine's Day

“He placed his hands on the sides of her face and looked into her eyes.”You're not some woman I picked up in a bar, Chelsea. You're not a one-night stand. Don't sneak out on me.

-Mark “Nothing but Trouble” Rachel Gibson

"The Cutting Edge, where we fix $10.00 haircuts"

-Rachel Gibson, Truely Madly Yours

Nalini Singh:

“Do you feel any different?”

“I no longer have psychopathic thoughts as often. I believe that could be termed progress.”

“You’re not a psychopath.”

“Or perhaps you simply don’t want me to be.”


“Tangle of Need’ Nalini Singh

"She infused her voice with wickedness. ’Trouble’s not only my middle name, it’s my first and last, too.' "

–Elna "Archangel Consort" Nalini Singh



“I’m going to do things to you now that a good girl definitely shouldn’t let a man do to her.”

-Dmitri to Honor “Archangels Blade” Nalini Singh

But then he did the one thing she’d never, ever have expected. Holding her gaze, he closed the final distance between them and went down to his knees, that beautiful bruised face looking up at her. When he placed his arms around her waist and pressed the side of his face to her abdomen, the tears started flowing again, slow and quiet, over her cheeks. Dmitri didn’t bow his head to anyone; he didn’t surrender or submit. But he was on his knees before her, vulnerable to a kick, a stab to the neck, the most violent rejection.

-“Archangels Blade” Nalini Singh

“This consort has a knife under the mattress that she won’t hesitate to use if you don’t give her an orgasm soon.”

-Elena to Raphael “Archangel’s Consort” Nalini Singh

Jeaniene Frost:

"With a sigh, I sat at the bar and ordered a gin and tonic. The first man who tried to kill me had ordered it for me. It was now my drink of choice. Who said I wasn’t sentimental?"

-Cat “Halfway to the Grave” Jeaniene Frost

“You’re one sadistic chick,” he said admiringly.

Isa’s grin widened. “Never underestimate the power of a woman.” Then she patted her purse. “Or Vagisil.”

- Jeaniene Frost - Happily Never After

“She enjoyed the tingling sensations that touching Mencheres elicited. His pulsating power certainly had its unexpected advantages. After last night, Kira knew that his tongue felt like a vibrator set to the speed of Oh Hell Yeah.”

- Kira “Eternal Kiss of Darkness” Jeaniene Frost

Molly Harper:

“The one thing I had going for me was good night vision. I thought so right up until I fell face-first into a ditch. ‘Seriously?’ I yelled at the sky. ‘Come on!’”

– “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fang’s” Molly Harper

“The international vampire community was incensed and formally voted to have Arnie staked to an anthill at dawn. But after the media firestorm (and the “I told you so” storm from Internet conspiracy nuts), most vampires realized they should have come out a century ago. If nothing else, maybe we all could have avoided the Goth movement.”

– “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fang’s” Molly Harper

Vampires have bright eyes, glistening white teeth, unnaturally smooth skin, and a certain animal magnetism. If they aren’t pretty, they starve. It’s sort of like life in Los Angeles.”

– “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fang’s” Molly Harper

“Some choice. I was dying. Some drunk shot me from a pickup. Why couldn’t I have just woken up with gonorrhea like every other girl of loose moral fiber?”

– “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fang’s” Molly Harper

“His hesitant smile showed perfectly even, almost unnaturally white teeth. He probably suffers an addiction to tooth whitener, I mused. He seemed to take pretty good care of his skin as well. Hair: longish, winding in dark, curling locks from a slight widow’s peak to his strong, square chin. Eyes: deep gray, almost silver, with a dark charcoal ring around the irises. Clothes: dark, well cut, and out of place in the Shenanigans crowd. Preliminary judgment: definitely a metrosexual, possibly gay, with a spontaneous yen for mozzarella sticks.”

– “Nice Girls Don’t Have Fang’s” Molly Harper

Thea Harrison:

“I wasn‘t going to hurt him,” said Aryal. “Not unless he asked for it.” The Vampyre‘s eyes had started to glow red, and his fangs had distended as he strained against Aryal‘s powerful grip. The harpy tapped his temple with one curved talon. “That‘s even prettier. Dude, you ever taste harpy‘s blood? We‘re rarer than shit so I‘m betting not. Want to go out for a drink sometime? If you put out, I might let you have a sip.”

– Aryal “Storm’s Heart” Thea Harrison

“I am cursed with a terminal case of curiosity,” he said. “I am jealous, selfish, acquisitive, territorial and possessive. I have a terrible temper, and I know I can be a cruel son of a bitch.” He cocked his head. “I used to eat people, you know.”

– Dragos “Dragon Bound” Thea Harrison

Darynda Jones:

I sort of got off on making bad guys sweat. Which was not unlike my love of making good guys sweat, just by very different means.

- Charlie Davidson “Second Grave on the Left” Darynda Jones

For the first time in my life, I was in a shoot-out. A real, honest-to-goodness shoot-out with a bad guy. And apparently, we both sucked. I aimed for his head and shot the light above it. And I had no idea what the hell he was aiming at, unless he was taking out the windows at the candy-making factory as part of some strategic maneuver to outwit us.

- Charlie Davidson “Second Grave on the Left” Darynda Jones

I examined the articles of clothing strewn across my bedroom and lifted a couple in doubt. “Bunny slippers and a leather miniskirt?” I called out to her. “Together? Like an ensemble?”

~Charlie Davidson “Second Grave to the Left” Darynda Jones

With a sigh, I realized I was getting way too much exercise. I’d just have to counteract it later with cake.

~Charlie Davidson “Second Grave to the Left” Darynda Jones

He twisted his hand around and wound his fingers into mine. “You’re putting me in time-out?” “Yes,” I said as a shaky sigh slid through my lips. “If I don’t go, do I get a spanking?”

~Reyes “Second Grave to the Left” Darynda Jones

“By the time I pulled my chocolate brown hair into a ponytail, I almost had myself convinced that bruises and black eyes added a certain je ne sais quoi to my appearance. A little concealer, a little lipstick, and voilĂ , I was ready for the world. The question remained, however, Was the world ready for me?”

-Charlie “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

I stepped out of the bathroom in a plain white button-down and jeans, hoping the generous expanse of bosom I carried would help me achieve a solid 9.2 on a scale of 10. I had breasts aplenty. Just in case, I undid the top button to show more cleavage. Maybe no one would notice the fact that my face resembled a topographical map of North America.

-Charlie “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

I did that thing where you scratch your eyebrow and flip someone off at the same time. I’m good at multitasking like that.

-Charlie “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

As I trudged the fifty or so feet across the alley and into the rear entrance of my dad’s bar, I contemplated possibilities for why all three lawyers might have stayed behind instead of crossing over. My calculations—allowing for a 12 percent margin of error, based on the radius of the corresponding confidence interval and the surgeon general’s warning—concluded that they probably didn’t stay behind for the tacos.

-Charlie “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

“Were you just possessed?” Cookie asked after a long moment, awe softening her voice. “ ’Cause let me tell you, sweetheart, if that was possession, I’m selling my soul.”

-Cookie “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

J.R. Ward:

As the two held stares, it was hard not to feel part of a unique club that no one would ever volunteer to be associated with. Membership wasn't sought or desirable or something to crow about . . . but it was real and it was powerful: Survivors of similar wrecks could see the horrors of those jagged shoals in the eyes of others. It was like recognizing like. It was two people with the same tattoo on their insides, the divide of a trauma that separated them from the rest of the planet unexpectedly bringing a pair of weary souls loser together.

-About Zsadist, John Matthew and Xhex “Lover Mine” J.R. Ward

"I'll be down in ten minutes. Just need to change." Qhuinn looked at his best friend's handsome face, he felt as if he'd never not known that red hair, those blue eyes, those lips, that jaw. And it was because of their long history that he searched for something to say, something that would get them back to where they had been. All that came to him was . . . I miss you. I miss you so fucking bad it hurts, but I don't know how to find you even though you're right in front of me.

– The thoughts of Qhuinn “Lover Mine” J.R. Ward


"Sure.” Olivia smirked. “Good ol’ New York Public Library. I’m sure it’s up to date on the latest Demons that escape through well-guarded Demon Gates."

— Cheyenne McCray Demons Not Included

“Oh, that’s not what I meant. I can’t figure out why so many men are so hot for you.

You’re attractive in an off-the-strip, cheap Vegas titty-bar pole-dancer kind of way, but really, aren’t guys put off by the fact that there’s probably no one they know or may meet in the future that hasn’t already banged you?”

- Hailey to Angelica “Special Offers” ML Ryan

"Home was the place where people remembered how you took your coffee."

-Scarlett “Taste Me” Tamera Hogan

“She leaned slightly down to be sure she was showing just the right amount of cleavage—a lot. Perfect.”

–Tessa “Good Girls Don’t” –Victoria Dahl

“A man couldn't be expected to survive on three hours' sleep without coffee. Sex might satisfy, food might fuel, love might sustain, but without coffee, what was the point?”

-Trevor “Heart of the See” – Nora Roberts

“I almost shot him,” Allison blurted out, a little too loud.

“I’m sorry?” The woman leaned closer.

“You know? Shot him. With a gun. A rifle, to be precise. I’m from Texas,” Allison added, as if that explained everything.

-Allison “Venetian Love Knots” Normandie Alleman

“Every woman has an inner tigress—that part of her that gives her strength and helps her to survive.” I smiled softly. “I’m just able to bring mine to the surface.”

–Celia “Sealed with a Curse” Cecy Robson

“Never show weakness to an enemy. Or a potential lover.”

“Heart of Atlantis” Alyssa Day

Carson had spent enough time in bars and on patrol to know the various ways women leaned over. He’d categorized them: There was the absent-minded lean, in which the woman was simply assuming a natural, comfortable position without realizing or caring about how she displayed herself; there was also the flirt-lean, where she was more aware of the spillage, but not necessarily trying to accentuate it; last was the overt-seduction-lean, where she squeezed her arms underneath her breasts to prop them up, leaning over so they all but spilled out.

“Djinn and Tonic” Amble Sweetapple

T-Shirt sayings:

“A friend will help you move.

A real friend will help you move a body.”

Cheyenne McCray – Olivia’s T-Shirt in No Werewolves Allowed

“Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you.”

Cheyenne McCray – Olivia’s T-Shirt in No Werewolves Allowed

“3 3 3. Only half evil.”

Cheyenne McCray – Olivia’s T-Shirt in No Werewolves Allowed

"a glittery pink T-shirt that read Strangers Have the Best Candy"

- Kaia "The Darkest Surrender" Gena Showalter

“It’ll only hurt for a second. Promise...”

Nix “Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night” Kresley Cole

“I’m Not a Gynecologist, but I’ll take a Look.”

– Sabin “The Darkest Surrender” Gena Showalter


- Maia “City of Glass” Cassandra Clare

There are very few personal problems that can’t be solved with a suitable application of high explosives.

- “Third Grave Dead Ahead” Darynda Jones


-BUMPER STICKER “Second Grave on the Left” Darynda Jones




~T-SHIRT “Second Grave to the Left” Darynda Jones


~BUMPER STICKER “Second Grave to the Left” Darynda Jones

Never knock on death’s door.

Ring the doorbell then run. He totally hates that.

-T-SHIRT “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

I love children, but I don’t think I can eat a whole one.

-BUMPER STICKER “First Grave on the Right” Darynda Jones

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