Friday, June 28, 2013

Favorite Quote Friday #88

Happy Friday!  This week fairly flew past, didn't it?  I can't believe it's already time for Favorite Quote Friday again!

I admit most of my favorite quotes from my Immortal Guardians series are the humorous ones.  What can I say?  I like to laugh and always hope readers will laugh at them, too.  And those tend to be the kinds of quotes I post here.  But today I thought I'd go with something darker, taken from Phantom Shadows, Immortal Guardians Book 3.   If you aren't familiar with my series, Bastien (the hero of Phantom Shadows) is the immortal black sheep and is untrusted, if not hated, by an overwhelming majority of the other Immortal Guardians.  In this scene, Richart (the hero of "In Still Darkness," Predatory, Book 3.5) has asked his twin brother Étienne (the hero of Darkness Rises, Book 4) to help him reign Bastien in after Bastien . . . loses it . . . just a little bit.  ;-)

The narrative quote, told from Étienne's POV, opens with the two brothers teleporting:

They appeared in the shadows of  UNC Chapel Hill’s Peabody Hall.

Étienne — and all of the other immortals who were stationed in the area — was well-acquainted with the quiet campus.  

The stench of blood and death and fear that traveled on the wind tonight staggered him.

Holy hell.  What had happened here?

A quick examination of his brother’s thoughts revealed that Richart had only aided in killing a party of vampires.

But eight destroyed vampires wouldn’t create this stench.

Something moved behind them.

Étienne and Richart both swung around, ready to attack.

Bastien stepped from the deeper darkness, eyes glowing, hair loose and disheveled and sticky with blood.  Nearly every inch of him was coated with the liquid.  His face was crimson with it.  His expression . . .

His expression was as feral as the most insane vampire Étienne had ever fought. 

I loved writing this series of scenes.  Bastien is such a ferocious fighter.  But then, he would have to be, having spent a majority of his existence surrounded by psychotic vampires.  :-)  Don't let the violence fool you, however.  As Melanie (the heroine) once said in a character interview, Bastien has a heart of gold.

Have a fantastic weekend!



  1. Have read all,just waiting patiently for the next one....

  2. Thanks, Jackie! I hope you'll like it! :-)

  3. I loved Sebastian couldn't get enough of this book. I would love to be Melanie and have my way with him

    1. LOL! So glad you like him! Bastien is a very fun character to write, simply because — aside from Melanie — he really doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, so he pretty much says and does whatever he wants. :-)