LAST BREATH - LAST QUOTES!
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QUOTE OF THE DAY #20 and #21 ... Twice as nice!
Myrnin's gun was out, and there would be no opportunity now to reload. Mine had two shells left. As Myrnin dragged Oliver for the exit, I fired them in rapid succession, dropped both weapons, and turned to go.
Magnus was in my way.
I grabbed for my knife, but he was faster. His hand went around my throat, and the singing, the singing ... it crawled inside my mind and ripped apart my fury, my will, my soul.
"Not you," he said. "You don't escape, Amelie. Not this time."
He was right. There was no escape. There was nothing now but darkness, and drowning, and despair.
But I had one thing left. Just one.
I couldn't reach my knife, but I could reach the glass vial in my pocket. I crushed it in my hand and let it fall into the water in a bright rush of silver.
The silver flecks spread, and where they touched, draug glittered, turned visible, and died.
My own people would die, too, from the poison, but at least they would be at peace.
"No!" Magnus flung me back, too late; it was done, and there was no undoing it. What I'd dropped into the pool was enough silver poison to kill everything in it. "No!"
He snarled and jumped for me, and I got my knife out, but in the end, his fangs sank deep enough in me to inject a cold, black poison, and I fell.
I heard shouts, and a confused clatter of a shotgun firing, and then ...
... Then it was gone, and my last thought was one of odd satisfaction.
At last, I have stopped running.
Cold comfort, but comfort nonetheless.
"Look, I've done my bit, but I'm not running roadblocks for you," Monica said, and slowed the convertible to an easy rumble.
"Try another route."
"Don't be stupid, they're all blocked. If you want to get in, you're going to have to get stealthy, and trust me, my shiny red four-wheeled baby is many things, but stealthy she is not."
That was true, and Monica wasn't exactly subtle, either. Claire nodded grudgingly. Monica pulled the convertible over to the curb, and the three of them unbuckled and got out.
"Here," Monica said, and reached under her driver's side seat. She pulled out some kind of designer bag -- Claire had no idea how to tell one from another -- and opened it up, and pulled out ...
... A handgun. Not an automatic, like the one Shane had held while sitting on her bedroom floor ... this was a classic revolver.
For a wild second, Claire thought that Monica might actually shoot her; she wouldn't have been all that surprised, actually. There was a lazy cruel pleasure in Monica's eyes as she held the gun, and one eyebrow went up ...
... And then she swung it around and held it butt out toward Claire.
Shane intercepted it, frowned, and said, "Okay, how come you're carrying around a thirty-eight?"
"It's Texas," Monica said. "I have rights. Oh, and check the bullets." She pressed a button on the dash with a slender, perfectly manicured finger, and checked her windblown hair as the black canvas top began to raise up with a whine. "Ciao, losers."
She pulled a U-turn and hit the gas.
LAST BREATH TOUR EVENTS!
November 1 - ONLINE video launch event - click to visit the Facebook Project Paranormal Books page, and choose the AUTHOR INTERVIEW tab!
Starts at: 3 PM Eastern Time
You can ask questions LIVE during the event, so be sure to get online and help us celebrate the release! We'll be having all kinds of fun.
November 2 - Houston - Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonett Street
Houston, TX 77005
Starts at: 6:30 PM Central Time
Reading, signing, loads of giveaways, raffles & prizes!
November 3 - Omaha - Barnes & Noble - with Chloe Neill!
BARNES & NOBLE #2662
3333 Oakview Drive
Omaha, NE 68144
I'll be sharing this bash with the awesome Chloe Neill, author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels, so you MUST be there! It's going to be epic fun. Readings, signings, prizes!
November 5 - Las Vegas - Vegas Valley Book Festival - includes me plus Tera Lynn Childs, James Dashner, Bree Despain, Becca Fitzpatrick, Rachel Hawkins, Sophie Jordan and Veronica Wolff!
YA Paranormal Panel, plus Paranormal Ball
Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. 4th St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Our Paranormal Panel starts at 10:15 am, with a signing at 2 pm and the Paranormal Ball from 7 to 9 pm at the school's auditorium! Break out your fancy stuff! You know you don't want to miss this.
November 6 - Minneapolis/St. Paul - Barnes & Noble - with Chloe Neill and Andrea Cremer!
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
Starts at: 2:00 pm Central Time
I'm delighted to be sharing this event with Chloe, again, as well as the fantastic Andrea Cremer. We'll be having all kinds of crazy fun, so be there!
November 7 - Muskegon, Michigan - Barnes & Noble
5275 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
Starts at: 7:00 Eastern Time
I'm on my own for this one, but I'll be reading, signing, holding raffles, and we'll have a total blast, so I look forward to seeing you there!
November 8 - Exton, Pennsylvania - Barnes & Noble
301 Main Street
Exton, PA 19341
Starts at: 6:00 Eastern Time
I really loved coming to Exton, and it was so great of the B&N folks to come to our rescue to host this event this time ... I look forward to having a real party with all of my Exton/Philly friends again! All of the craziness detailed above, too!
November 9 - Syracuse, New York - Barnes & Noble
3454 Erie Boulevard East
Dewitt, NY 13214
Starts at: 7:00 pm Eastern Time
My first official signing in New York! I'm very excited, and I'll be reading, signing, doing raffles, giving prizes, all kinds of great stuff. Please come see me on this next-to-last stop for the tour!
November 12 - Hurst, Texas - Barnes & Noble
BARNES & NOBLE #2344
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX 76053
Starts at: 3:00 pm Central Time
This is the closing event of the tour, back in my hometown area, and I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone! It will be a great party to close the LAST BREATH launch, so join me there!