Friday, March 6, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday #163—Night Unbound Excerpt

Happy Friday!  I've been spending this week with Ethan, Heather and my Immortal Guardians family while I go over Shadows Strike copyedits, and have compiled a nice long list of favorite quotes to share with you.  :-)

If you haven't heard yet, Shadows Strike is now available for pre-order.  If you're planning to pick up a copy, I hope you'll consider pre-ordering it.  Pre-orders are so important to authors, and are always greatly appreciated.  :-)

AND look what arrived on my doorstep!

Shadows Strike swag!  I've already added it to my ever-growing Immortal Guardians swag pack and started giving it away on Facebook.  :-)  

This is going to be an exceptionally busy year for me, so many of my giveaways (outside of blog tours) will take place on social media sites, most likely on Facebook or tsu.  I'm really liking tsu so far.  Facebook hides so many posts from me.  It's nice to see all of my friends' posts in my news feed for a change.  I've missed that.  :-)  Writing sometimes compels me to drop offline for a bit when I'm working like crazy to meet a deadline.  Whenever I do, my friends always disappear from my Facebook news feed.  That doesn't happen with tsu.  (Yay!)  So if you decide to join, I hope you'll connect with me!

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Since I'm diligently going over copyedits on Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, I thought I would feature a brief excerpt of the scene in Night Unbound (Book 5) that made me want to write Ethan's story next.  I've heard from a lot of readers who say they laugh whenever they think of what has become known as . . . The Shovel Scene.  LOL.  It's a favorite of mine, so I'm thrilled that so many liked it.  

It's quite a long scene, so I thought I would just whet your appetite.  It features Lisette, the heroine of Night Unbound, and Ethan, the hero of Shadows Strike.

Lisette stood quietly beside [Ethan], fighting the urge to chew a thumbnail, as he stared down at Zach for several long minutes.

“Where’s the shovel?” he asked.

“The shovel?” she repeated, confused.

“Yeah.  You want me to bury him, right?”

Her eyebrows flew up.  “What?  No.  He isn’t dead.”

“He isn’t?  I don’t hear a heartbeat.”

“It’s there.  The pauses between are just very long.”    

“Oh.  Right.  There it is.  I just heard one.”  Another moment passed.  “So, who is he?”

Lisette frowned up at Ethan.  “Wait.  What exactly did you think had happened here?”

He shrugged.  “I figured you must have brought a mortal home, gotten carried away, and accidentally killed him.”

“During sex?” she asked incredulously.

“He is half naked,” he pointed out.  “And you said Seth would be pissed.  You know how protective Seth is of mortals.  He does not react well when an immortal inadvertently kills one.”

“When have you ever known me to engage in rough sex?”

“Quebec.  1985.”

She opened her mouth, paused, thought about it, then nodded.  “Okay.  You’re forgiven.”

He sent her a sly glance from the corner of his eye.  “For 1985?”

She unsuccessfully fought a smile.  “No.”

He laughed.  “Then for what?”

“For drawing the freakiest conclusion you could draw from this situation.”

Still grinning, he shrugged.  “It was inevitable.  I have sex on the brain tonight.”

Ah, Ethan, how you entertain me.  :-)

I'll be posting again tomorrow for the Lucky is Reading Giveaway Hop.  Many prizes will be up for grabs, so I hope you'll join the fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!