Friday, February 22, 2013

Favorite Quote Friday #70

Happy Friday!  I can't believe this is my 70th Favorite Quote Friday post!  :-)  I had a nice, productive week this week and hope you did, too.  I finished reading back through Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians Book 4 — October 1, 2013) and made a few minor edits.  I really like it, and hope you will, too.  I also put some time in on Immortal Guardians Book 5 and am pleased with the way it's coming along.

Thank you, everyone who joined me for the Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop!  The winner of my contest is:

Jovhanna C.

She will soon receive a signed copy of Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians Book 3) + a selection of Immortal Guardians swag.  :-)

Since this is my 70th Favorite Quote Friday, I thought I would return to the first book I quoted here:  Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians Book 1).  I love the relationships the heroes and heroines in my series share.  But I think the companionship and familial camaraderie the immortal warriors share with each other is just as important.  And entertaining.  :-)  Roland, the hero of Darkness Dawns, and Marcus, the hero of Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians Book 2) continue to play important roles in Darkness Rises.  And, after eight hundred years of friendship, Roland still seeks to protect Marcus and guard his back.  So today I'm offering a quote from Darkness Dawns that features both of these powerful warriors and gives you a little glimpse into their friendship:

Roland was out of his element here. For the second time today, he found himself faced with someone who needed comfort and he was still uncertain how to render it. “You don’t want a hug, do you?” he asked uneasily.

Marcus’s look seemed to question his sanity. “Hell, no.”

Roland nearly wilted with relief. “Good.”

Shaking his head, Marcus produced a half smile. “I should have said yes and dredged up a few tears just to watch you squirm.”

“I’m surprised you didn’t,” Roland returned sardonically.

Roland has some interesting scenes in Darkness Rises.  ;-)  I can't wait for you to read it!

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Ah yes. I remember that quote and grinning while reading it.

    Many writers (unlike you) tend to forget the continuity of characters in their serieses and write each book as stand-alones and keep explaining (over and over) the setup of an already established world (often in the exact same words, too). This can irritate series-readers who only want to keep with the flow of the storyline.

    What happended to backselling techniques? If a reader can't figure out something from a middle-of-the-series book, that should make them buy the previous books and help the writer and publisher in not just making money, but also in finding out how strongly popular the books are among readers.

    1. Glad I made you smile. :-)

      That's what I love so much about series. You get to see what happens to the hero and heroine after the HEA ending. After spending so much time with the characters as a writer, I would hate to have to let them go. :-)

      I'm so glad you're enjoying the series!!!