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Actions change our course, influence our futures, but intentions define us, empower us. Without intent, we are nothing.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
Life is short, there and then gone. Don’t waste it waiting for a solution that might not even exist.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
I would have kept you forever, little miko." His words were soft, almost soundless. "I would have taken you with me wherever the tides of time carried us, and I would have loved you until the very end.
Annette Marie (Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy, #3))
Don’t forget me, Shiro,” she said hoarsely. “You’re not allowed to forget me.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
I glared at him, unreasonably offended that he thought my blood was gross. “Serves you right for licking me.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Most people couldn’t have ignored a demon sharing the library with them, but most people didn’t love books as much as I did.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Because you are more to me now. Because you keep secrets like a kami and I’m curious what you hide. Because you are lonely and scared and I don’t understand why. Because you trust me when you know you shouldn’t. Because I believe you when you say you will keep your word.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
Ash had done so much more than capture her heart. He’d changed the very landscape of her soul.
Annette Marie (Yield the Night (Steel & Stone, #3))
His expression didn’t soften. “Death is easy. Living is difficult.
Annette Marie (Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone, #2))
I meandered farther into the library. Why were books so irresistible? I wanted to read them all.
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
He protects me in exchange for baked goods. That’s … that’s the whole contract.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
I gulped down a surge of terror. The demon had come out of the pendant like a Pokémon out of a poké ball. Beelzebub, I choose you!
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
What about death is to be feared? The burdens of life can be so great that it would be a comfort to know that someday it will end...that someday, we will have earned final rest.
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
Wish me luck.” “Luck is for those with nothing else. I wish you strength and courage.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
He loved the shower. I was pretty sure he’d save the shower before he’d save me, contract or no contract.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
Are you ready to die?” “No,” she whispered. “Then rise and take up your sword.
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
Some problems aren’t fixable, but that doesn’t mean you should stop. That sense that you can’t move forward ... that’s the trap. It’s better to take the best future you can manage with what you have, than to put your life on hold trying to fix everything in the hopes of a perfect future that might never come.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
I wish I could see in your head again.” “What if you see I am something different than you want me to be?
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
It was worth a shot, and as the saying around here goes, you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.
Annette Marie (Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1))
Zak pulled me over to my one bar stool. Twenty minutes ago, I’d owned two bar stools, but the other one was in pieces. Poor stool. So much life to live, snatched away too soon by an angry sea serpent.
Annette Marie (Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #3))
Independence is an admirable trait, but it can be rooted in pride, insecurity, and fear as easily as it can stem from strength, confidence, and self-reliance. Be sure you know what drives yours.
Annette Marie (Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2))
Loss can be like chains holding you in place or a fire pushing you onward. We each choose every day what it will be to us.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
Aaron slumped at a table, his head in his arms, while Kai and Ezra watched him sulk with the caring sympathy of close friends. Nah, just kidding. They looked entertained as hell, zero sympathy in their smirks.
Annette Marie (Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1))
Um, so … I can explain.” “Can you?” Darius muttered, crouched two feet away and staring at the demon whose face I was mashing into my boobs. Okay, it was a weird situation, but I didn’t have any better ideas on keeping Zylas under control for a few minutes.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
There’s a line between keeping secrets because the consequences of the truth scare you, and keeping secrets because you need to be beside someone when you share the truth.
Annette Marie (Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #7))
You might be too drunk to magic.
Annette Marie (Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2))
Behind her, she heard Lyre's exasperated mutter. "We incubi might claim to understand them," he grumbled to Ash, "but no male can actually comprehend how a woman's mind works." "It's safer not to even try.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
On my way out, Amalia had remarked that I looked ready for a hardcore book fair.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
He peered at his taut midriff. “How are muscles perfect?” “Just ignore what Tori said.” “But your face changed color when she said it.
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
Would it look bad if I hid behind Zylas? He was my demon. I was allowed to use him as a shield, right?
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Since I was already talking nice and loud, several people turned, their expressions brightening with anticipation. Tori was about to humiliate someone again and they had front-row seats.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
... You did what none of us could do.” “Only because the poison didn’t affect me the same way—” “Does that matter? We couldn’t do it. You did. We saw what you looked like when you got out. How many times did you fall in order to batter your knees like that? But you kept going.” “That makes me stubborn, not strong,” she mumbled. “Strength comes in many forms...
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
Nothing?” My gaze shot up to his. “Nothing for me here?” He slowly tilted his head. “You are here.
Annette Marie (Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #4))
Must I keep you from all hurt?” he mused, as though there’d been no pause in our terse exchange. “Or only keep you alive?
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Sometimes, beauty and sadness went hand in hand.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
I like to think I’m a pretty chill person, but right now? I was fretting worse than a granny with her best china in a room of hyperactive toddlers.
Annette Marie (Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1))
Snoopy is a mean word,” Ezra added. “You’re persistently inquisitive.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
But maybe it wasn’t that he didn’t value his life. Rather, he had long ago become comfortable with the idea that his life was a temporary gift that could end at any moment.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.
Annette Marie (Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1))
Your skin turns red,” he mused as he leisurely drew a card from the stock. “Your breath grows quick. Your heart beats faster. Your scent changes …” He canted his head, observing my reaction. “You stare at me, and there are thoughts in your eyes, but I hear nothing.
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
Lilith,” Piper said cautiously. “That’s it,” Randy whispered loudly. “Piper officially knows every daemon in the city. What the actual hell?
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
Focus on the now and the next, not the distant future of maybe and if. Even those of the strongest faith can falter when the eyes focus too far in the distance.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
She couldn’t lose him, but she couldn’t protect him and she couldn’t stop him. He had to do this.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
Are my abs better than a hh’ainun?” “I don’t know.” “Do you want to put clothes on me?” “No.” “Why is your face changing color again?
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
No,” he murmured, his voice smoother and deeper and somehow older. “You came back for me. I do owe you, and I will not accept your refusal.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
or in the case of Kai’s single pumpkin, staring disapprovingly. How a pumpkin could convey ultimate displeasure, I didn’t know,
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
Ezra gave his friends a long, hard stare, his expression inscrutable. “You know, the fact that I’m the sanest one in this house is extremely alarming.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
His tail snapped impatiently. “If you could go in the infernus, this would be easier.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Piper is something he needs. And yeah, it’s gonna hurt him, and sometimes it’s the hardest damn thing, but love is like that.
Annette Marie (Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone, #3.5))
I don’t know how I’ll feel about anything when my memories return.” His arms tightened around her. “But I know I fear losing you more than anything that might befall me.
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
This time, I promise you my heart. We won’t be together, but I’ll always think of you. I’ll never forget you. You’ll be in my heart forever.” “You are amavrah and vayanin . I will think of you every time I step into the sun.
Annette Marie (Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #4))
Zylas spun on his chair to face me. “Payilas. I will not harm your allies.” I resisted an unexpected sting of tears. “Thank you, Zylas.” “If you were not so weak, you would not need any allies but me.” My sappy gratitude evaporated. “Every time you say something nice, you ruin it.” “We talked about nice.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Aw,” I said, “look at this guy. He’s never even seen a girl before.” Fenton’s gaze jerked from my chest to my face, confusion twisting his eyebrows. “What?” “Only a basement-dwelling loser would stare like that.” “What?” I looked sadly at Aaron. “And he’s deaf too! Poor thing.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
Even if we only have tonight ...” she said, her voice trembling. “Just for tonight, I want to forget about it all and just be with you.” Shadows slid across his eyes, emotions she couldn’t name. His hand curled over the back of her neck, gently pulling her face to his until their lips were almost touching. “Just for tonight,” he whispered, “and for as long as you want me.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
Eventually, you realize that people are a better home than a place.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
Love was both a great strength and a great weakness. She would try to remember that.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
He looped the amulet chain over my head. “ Amavrah .” “Zylas.” I pressed my trembling hands to his face. “I love you. I’ll never forget you.
Annette Marie (Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #4))
I’d bet they hadn’t read a single book between them this year. No thanks.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
Eshathē zh'ūltis." He closed his eyes. ”Īt eshanǡ zh'ūltis." ”What does that mean?" ”You are stupid…and I am stupid.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
When you wanted it to hurry up, it slowed to a crawl. When you desperately needed more, it rushed ahead. Time was such an asshole.
Annette Marie (Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #7))
his smug undertone begging for someone to smack him. I’d volunteer as tribute, but I wasn’t close enough.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
Warm breath brushed over my ear as he leaned in. “Am I perfect, drādah?” I choked. Ducking away from him, I rushed back to the worktable. Focusing with single-minded determination, I opened the book to its table of contents and tried desperately to remember what I was supposed to be researching. Zylas’s quiet, husky laugh rolled through the room.
Annette Marie (Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #3))
She strode past her father, uncle, and the others, Ash following. As she passed them, Kindra shot her a sly grin and gave her a double thumbs-up and another wink.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
There are two kinds of girls: those who've fantasized about a threesome with a pair of hot guys, and liars.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
You healed it,” I whispered, lifting my gaze to his. “Why?” “Your blood smells as bad as it tastes.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
He didn’t care, didn’t feel, didn’t love.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
Zylas?" I prompted impatiently. ”How do we find the demon?" ”Mailēshta." ”What?" ”Annoying," he translated. ”What's annoying?" ”You." I gritted my teeth. ”Very mature, Zylas.
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
Also, Tori?" I glanced back at him. He grinned. ''You're seriously hot when you take out mages twice your size." ''Aw, thanks, babe
Annette Marie (Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #7))
Most people in this world are carried by the current, but beware the rare few who create waves with every step they take.
Annette Marie (Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #8))
To suffer is to live. To struggle, to fight, is to know passion
Annette Marie
She endured the questioning looks and acted like she’d forgotten her brain at home. Along with her dignity.
Annette Marie (Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone, #2))
I guess it worked out. In face, minus your out-of-control tornado of death you had everything handled pretty well
Annette Marie (Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy, #3))
I’m like Mary Annette, but I’m not a marionette. Who’s Mary Annette? The first woman of color to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa. What color was she? Wikipedia didn’t have a picture, so probably either blue or green—let’s just call it turquoise.
Jarod Kintz (This Book is Not for Sale)
Fried mac ’n’ cheese balls. Does that sound appetizing?” “Fried … mac and cheese … balls?” Ezra dared to look away long enough to smirk at Aaron. “Don’t you know everything is better in ball form? Cheese, meat, donuts, snow … pasta.” “Real comprehensive list there, Ezra.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
Her small hands grip my shoulders. Tears shine in her eyes, her face contorted. “Zylas, how will you go home?” “It does not matter,” I tell Robin, my fear of a future I never wanted slipping away. “Because I want to be with you.
Annette Marie (Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #4))
Yes, I’d firmly and clearly told everyone I wasn’t planning an event of any kind, but had they listened? Did they care? No. I was now hosting the guild’s biggest party of the year, all because I’d wanted to carve a damn pumpkin.
Annette Marie (Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4))
Yes, things between them weren’t perfect. Yes, there were so many issues they needed to figure out. But she loved him, and that was all she really needed to know. Maybe this would be it for them, one night together. Maybe they would have a week. Maybe a month. Maybe a year. Maybe a lifetime. It didn’t matter.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
As a wave caught her, splashing her legs, she gasped and whirled around with a laugh. Shiro watched her from a few paces away and she paused, uncertain and self-consious. He crossed the sand to join her, and as she blinked up at him, he raised a hand, his thumb brushing the corner of her mouth. "Don't stop smiling", he murmured.
Annette Marie (Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy, #3))
I was … at the Tengu’s home.” When his eyes went wide with a mixture of horror and anger, she rushed on. “He’s not the best host, but he isn’t that bad. He brought food, but he wouldn’t get me a brush for my hair and he got mad when I asked for something else to wear. His crows wanted to eat me but he told them to leave me—” “His crows what?
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
I’m not going to kill Ash, my dear,” he told her. “You are.
Annette Marie (Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone, #2))
He'd shut down his emotions so fast she was surprised she hadn't heard his mental doors slamming closed.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
I jumped off a cliff after you were stabbed," she said, managing a weak smile. "The least you can do is sit here while I'm stabbed.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
his beard neatly trimmed—unlike the last time I’d seen him, when he’d been sporting a Gandalf beard.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
I woke up with a demon in my bed.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
Well,” Amalia drawled, “he sure looks like a slob. Where’s his tail?” “He’s got it looped around his waist under the hoodie.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
I just—you haven’t been—” She managed a wobbly smile. “I just missed you teasing me.” He scowled. “You’re not supposed to like it. The idea is to annoy you.
Annette Marie (Dark Tempest (Red Winter Trilogy, #2))
I’ll never forget you,” she told him. “I’ll remember you to my last day.” “Do you promise?” Her heart gave an odd little flutter. “Yes, I promise.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
If you knowingly walk in front of an oncoming car, whose fault is it when a vehicle hits you?
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
I gritted my teeth. ”You're such a jerk." ”You are mailēshta and nailis and taridis-" ”Stop instuling me!
Annette Marie (Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #1))
I’ve been more of a burden than a help lately. I’m dead weight for him.” “Well, there’s your answer then.” She frowned. “Huh?” “You’re focusing on how to keep him out of the fights instead of focusing on how to win those fights. If you’re a burden, focus on changing that instead.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))
Hold up a hot second! Had the scary rouge man recognized my King Leer quote? Was he bantering back at me by reverencing The Fool? How can this guy be a literal God of manliness AND well read? My pretend crush on his unholy broody hunkyness might have just shifted closer to reality.
Annette Marie (Rogue Ghosts & Other Miscreants (The Guild Codex: Warped, #3))
She stopped, a half-dozen paces still separating them. The frantic thudding of her heart filled her ears as she met his vacant crimson stare. “Don’t forget me, Shiro,” she said hoarsely. “You’re not allowed to forget me.” He blinked slowly and something shifted in his gaze. His lips curved in his familiar crooked smile. “You’ll forget me someday, little miko.” His voice was even hoarser than hers, rough and coated in a hint of an animal growl. “I’ll never forget you,” she told him. “I’ll remember you to my last day.” “Do you promise?” Her heart gave an odd little flutter. “Yes, I promise.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
Trembling, she rose to her feet, shuffled a few cautious steps closer, and stared down at him. Snow-white hair, as soft-looking as the fox’s fur, brushed across his forehead in a tousled mess—and poking out of his hair was a pair of white fox ears. His body was otherwise human, but he’d kept the ears.
Annette Marie (Red Winter (Red Winter Trilogy, #1))
Do not find the hunter, drǡdah. Escape the hunter." I released a slow breath, strangely aware of his hands on my shoulders. ”Someday, I want to fight the hunter like you do." ”You must learn to be hunted before you can learn to hunt.
Annette Marie (Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (The Guild Codex: Demonized, #2))
Lyre: Ash, my friend, you have a lot to learn about women. Ash: Why force it out of her if she doesn’t want to talk about it? Lyre: Because women like to stew about sh*t that could otherwise be sorted in no time. If you’d just talked to her a couple of cycles ago, she wouldn’t have had this time to get worked up about it. Then, you could have focused on getting her worked up in other ways.
Annette Marie (Steel & Stone Companion Collection (Steel & Stone, #6))
Ash moved faster, spinning through the steps of his deadly dance as he pushed Samael to keep moving, moving, moving. She flowed in and around Ash like a fish darting through racing waters, her blade seeking where Samael would appear. Together, they drove Samael around the dome. They moved together, synchronized and flawless, all his experience and all her instincts melding into deadly perfection. Samael
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
Darius was quiet for a moment. ”Will you kill Robin's allies?" ”No." ”Why not?" ”Because she needs them." As Zylas spoke, I peeked over my hand. He gazed steadily at Darius. ”If your guild members are her allies, I will not harm them. If they betray her, like the last ones, I will kill them.
Annette Marie
The only one,” he murmured, his deep voice sliding down to her bones, “I want to belong to is you.” She turned her head and blindly found his lips with hers, sinking her fingers into his hair. He locked their mouths together. As her blood heated with need, she pressed into him. His hands slid down her back and then lower, and he pulled her hips against him. She gasped and kissed him harder.
Annette Marie (Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5))
But please tell me that – that you understand? That I never lied to you, that you were everything I said you meant to me?" (…) ”Piper, I-" He flew back so fast he seemed to vanish. Then he crashed into the bar and Ash was standing in front of him, a hand fisted in the front of the incubus's shirt..(…) ”If you touch her again," Ash snarled, pressing his fist into Micah's throat,”if you so much as look at her, I will rip off your balls and feed them to you. Do you understand?
Annette Marie (Chase the Dark (Steel & Stone, #1))
Ash told me you threw his tracking spell into the river. Why?” She cringed slightly. “Yeah, that. It’s hard to explain ...” “Try.” The command was firm but his voice was gentle. “I watched him die,” she said, her eyes dropping to the sidewalk. “I saw the daggers go into his chest. I saw him fall over the edge. And I thought that was it. I thought he was dead and that it was my fault. When I found out he was alive, I knew I could never let that happen again. I couldn’t let him die for me—die fighting my battles. It’s not his responsibility to make sure that I survive to the next day.
Annette Marie (Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone, #4))