Fine. Let's begin with something even you can't screw up. – Death.

Nykyrian's features sharpened. Do we need to evac you? Maris shook his head. No. Darling's in consummate turmoil and agony, and like Cai said, I'm the only one he'll let in a room with him right now. If I have to die for his friendship, so be it. I won't leave him alone when he's hurting this much.

Jess! Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Are you all right? Are you alive? Did I hurt you? Jess? Can you speak? – Abigail.

Growing up, books were my lifeline, and I owe a debt to those writers that can never be repaid. They saved my sanity and gave me a world I could escape to. If I can pay that forward to another person, that's all I ask.

It's been a whole day since I last killed someone, and I'm getting antsy.

So here I am, chugging extra-caffeinatedespresso and hoping I stay awake for my test this afternoon. Thanks, boss. Appreciate it. You are the best. Where's Animal Control when you really need them? Better yet, get me an ax so I can cut off his head, and I don't mean the one on his shoulders. Mood: PissedSong: Everything About You: Ugly Kid Joe.

Aren't you an enigma wrapped in a thick coating of contradictions.

I figure all of us misfits should hang together, that way we don't swing alone...

Can you believe our Ash is getting laid? Our baby is growing up. I'm so proud!

I never violate my oaths or my codes... Only international laws.

And now you know why I love no one. Why I never have and never will. Heed my words well. Love only destroys.

It's only when you stop trying to affect the outcome of your life that you're truly defeated. What will come will come. It's how we deal with the shit in between that shapes us. Ash.

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. In the case of William Jessup Brady, it's been hand carved with a lever-action Henry rifle over his shoulder and a Smith & Wesson six-gun strapped to his hip.' – Solace Walters.

I love you, Kateri. You're the only one in this world that I have ever really loved. I would sell a kidney to shoe your feet and I'd sell my soul, if I still had one, to make you smile.

Sorry. My medium powers are on the fritz, and I can't channel spirits or bells right now. I'll get them worked on later. For– – Sundown.

Good grief, Fury, warn me if you're going to jump in here naked.

He'd tried to sleep, too, but that was an elusive bitch who had no use for him tonight.

My mom's a vegan. She grounded me for six months last summer for eating a cheeseburger from McDonald's. Can you imagine how long she'd ground me for eating a person?

Don't be cocky, 'Pride cometh before the fall.

No matter how much we lie to ourselves about what a good person we are inside, sooner or later, we are all someone else's nightmare. Let us hope, for all our sakes, that history judges us with far kinder labels than what we've used to judge each other.

Xypher--Move forward with purpose.

It's the journey and events that shape us all into individuals. There are always two side to every story.

That wasn't love; that was stupidity.

Life hammers us all. Too many times we become things we never thought we'd be. For many reasons.

You're so afraid of being hurt that you attack first. Only those who really care about you will weather the assault of your verbal attacks and stay. The rest will fall away.

I learned a long time ago not to judge people by what they look like, sound like, or the clothes they wear. Just because a house is nice and shiny out front doesn't mean it's not rotting on the inside.

Whoever had said that the hand rocked the cradle ruled the world must have has a Southern,born bred mother.

Quotations "Oh man, I hate that poofing shit. You scared me so bad, Ash, you made me eat this crappy cheese." (Nick in Night Embrace).

But then that was life. Sometimes you had to take that leap and pray.

Hey, Choo? Wanna take odds on our survival tonight? We are in Vegas, after all. I think we should up the ante and have a huge payout for whoever calls in. – Sasha.

You're the one being framed, Cai. I barely got that out before the guards found it. He dropped it on the ground, then crushed it beneath his boot heel. Someone plans to remove both you and your father from the line of succession. No shit. The only question was who. And when.

Oh, no. We can't have that. Where you going, Mr. Meanie-Pants? You don't hurt people then run. That's just rude. Can the Simi barbecue him, or is he on the ‘No Simi' eat list? – Simi.

No one was good and no one over the age of ten was unscarred. Life was brutal and it made victims of everyone.

Life was all about coming to terms with the mistakes made. Learning to live with them even when they cut soul deep.

Maybe that was the point of life. Not to get the things you wanted that you thought would make you happy. But to find the things you truly needed, those most wonderful people that you just couldn't live without.

I was first published as a paranormal author back in the early 1990s. I was one of the founders of that original wave of paranormal and am the leader of the new wave of paranormal that started at the beginning of this century.

Hey, don't knock it. It still runs. Most of the time, even after I turn it off. Jo.

Lying on his back, Jess kicked furiously at the windshield. "Damn. Break. Already. You. Sorry. Son. Of. A. Biscuit. Eating. Cat." He had the most colorful way of speaking as he punctuated every word with a solid kick.

Tell Kiara I'm sorry for what I said to her. His speech was extremely slurred as the drug finally took him under. Syn frowned as he checked Nykyrian's vitals to make sure he was all right. It was the first time he'd ever known Nykyrian to apologize to anyone, for anything. Damn, what had he said?

Well, she repeated, be it all right with you if Mr. Death pins her to the wall?

No surname? Or is Thorn it?

We all make mistakes. Sometimes I think the only point of our miserable lives is simply to learn how to live with the consequences of the bad decisions we've made.

Don't you have any friends you could hand with? – Nick.

Life's not easy for anyone. Everyone has scars they're afraid to show and we all get slammed headfirst into a proverbial locker from time to time by someone bigger and badder.

At the same time she looked at him, he looked at her and their gazes locked tight. One corner of his mouth quirked up into the most alluring and yet strangely taunting smile she'd ever seen. It was like he had a secret and he was inviting her to hear it. And damned if she didn't want to go over to him and ask what it was. I've lost my mind.

Caleb could be so testy for no known reason. At times, it was like dating a woman with irritable bowel syndrome. Or rabies.

Sometimes dead wasn't dead enough.' – Sundown.

So Wolf, what did you do? – Sundown.

Live your life with purpose.