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447 pages, Paperback
First published May 1, 2012
Running had become my new pastime five weeks ago, after I’d read how my body is the “temple of my soul.” Healthy temple: check.
“They only think they like me because they don’t know me,” I said.
Being able to hear and see and smell everything within a one-mile radius was major sensory overload.
“That guy, the drummer? Get this. He’s a killer musician, he gets tons of chicks, his dad’s loaded, and as if that wasn’t enough, he’s got a friggin’ English accent!”
Kai, like Thai, only yummier. Gah! Who was this girl invading my brain?
Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment.
I tried to focus on his words and not his luxuriously accented voice, which made everything sound lovely.
Gosh, his eyes were gorgeous—the color of tropical honeymoon waters ringed in dark sapphire and enclosed by thick lashes.
“Then what am I?” I asked with apprehension.
“Your parents were angels.”
“Hands off, Mister!”Yes, she actually said that. Who talks like this? And what adult weeps like a 10-year-old when facing a problem?
“You’re gonna need to learn your drinking limits. I don’t want you to end up in a situation where you don’t know your boundaries.”
“How am I supposed to learn?”
“You drink. Under my supervision. Well figure out how much you can handle in a certain amount of time, and practice controlling it so you can stay coherent and not get drunk.”
“...but even the devout have weaknesses. The demons have to take different measures with different cultures, because some are more accepting of sin, while others are stricter. It’s all a matter of semantics and presentation. They come up with ingenious ways to promote pain and apathy, kind of like marketing schemes. Seek pleasure. Eat, drink, and be merry. Carpe diem.”
He was smoking hot. As in H-O-T-T, hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra t. This guy was extra-t-worthy. – Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC pg.10
Good gracious, he was sexy – a word that had no existed in my personal vocabulary until now. - Anna, Sweet Evil, ARC, pg. 18
“...there is no way of truly knowing one’s heart until one is put to the test.”
"Dukes are the only demons allowed to possess human bodies. Each Duke commands a legion of demon whisperers who haunt the earth. The whisperers are called the Legionnaires. We sometimes just refer to them as spirits. Between the Dukes and the Legionnaires, there are six hundred and sixty-six demons on earth.”
I did the math. “So, twelve Dukes, six hundred fifty-four whisperers, or Legionnaires... where do the Nephilim figure in?”
“We’re just a by-product. We don’t count as human, but also don’t qualify as being part of the demon Legionnaires. We work for our fathers and keep our mouths shut. That’s it.”
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“Kai, like Thai only yummier. Gah! Who was this girl invading my brain”
“He was smokin’ hott. I’d never understood until that moment why girls insisted on adding an extra T. This guy was extra-T worthy”
“Good gracious, he was sexy—a word that had not existed in my personal vocabulary until that moment.”
“You can call me anytime. If you want”
“Look, Jay, I’m going to be honest with you, even though it’s embarrassing. I’m one step away from stalking him.”
“Oh, my goodness, I was going to see Kaidan!”
“I wished Kaidan weren’t so perceptive, but it was true. The feminine curves that had always eluded me were finally making an appearance. Stupid tight dress”
“…I don’t hate you. I couldn’t”
“I wondered what kind of sexy getup Kaidan would be wearing. Maybe Adam in a loincloth?”
“Bring her back to me safely, with her virtue intact”
“’This little thing’—he made a triangle in the air, pointing between Kopano, Kaidan, and me—‘isn’t going to fly.’”
1. “Can’t I take one flippin’ night off?”
2. “…shut your cakehole” (What is a cakehole? Please enlighten me)
3. “Aw, cripe”, “BSing”, and “bad-a”
4. And my personal favourite “Shut up, you stupid lush”
“I was pissed—Sorry, hon. Excuse my language”
“…he tweaked my cheek with his knuckle”
“We would always have our memories; the sound of each other’s laughter and the feel of each other’s lips”
I heard him approach through the long blades of grass, Marna and Jay must have walked away, because when I looked up, it was only the two of us. He stared down and nudged an old tree stump with his foot.
"Sorry," he said, concentrating on giving the stump another good thump.
Wow. An apology. I felt myself soften.
"I'm sorry, too, about the whole chair-flipping thing."