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Casteel Da’Neer – From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“You’re such a bad influence,” I murmured as I placed my hand in his. Hawke curled his fingers around mine.

The weight and warmth of his hand was a pleasant shock. “Only the bad can be influenced, Princess.”

Make me feel incompetent and kill more than me, Princess.”

“I want a ring,” I announced. “I want an obscenely big one like I’ve seen some of the wives of wealthy merchants have. Their diamonds are so large they look like they should weigh down their hands.” He angled his body toward me. “I will find you a diamond so big it will enter the room before you do.”

Kaz Brekker – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

because he touched you. So romantic. And they say romance is dead.

“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.”

“Inej had once offered to teach him how to fall. “The trick is not getting knocked down,” he’d told her with a laugh. “No, Kaz,” she’d said, “the trick is in getting back up.”

“I’m going to get my money, Kaz vowed. And I’m going to get my girl.”

“You came back for me.”

“I protect my investments.” Investments.

“I’m glad I’m bleeding all over your shirt.”

“Our hopes rest with you, Mister Brekker. If you fail, all the world will suffer for it.”

“Oh, it’s worse than that, Van Eck. If I fail, I don’t get paid.”

Daemon Black – Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”

“I don’t think he meant to kiss me,” I said finally. “What? Did he slip and fall on your mouth? Those things are known to happen.”

“Why are you such an ass?” The words came out before I could think twice.

“Everyone has to excel at something, right?”

“Well, you’re doing a great job.”

“My palms itched to have a close encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face.”

“I always liked you. From the moment you first flipped me off.”

Aaron Warner – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

“It’s not charity,” I snap. “He cares about me–and I care about him!” Warner nods, unimpressed. “You should get a dog, love. I hear they share much the same qualities.”

“His smile is laced with dynamite. “Go to sleep”

“Go to hell.”

He works his jaw. Walks to the door. “I’m working on it.”

“I am going to MURDER YOU—”

“No,” he says, pointing at me as he shifts backward again. “Bad Juliette. You don’t like to kill people, remember? You’re against that, remember? You like to talk about feelings and rainbows—”

Ryder – Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

“I’m not the kind of man to woo anyone. I can make her scream my name to the rafters, isn’t that enough wooing?”

“You suck,” I mumbled.

“No, Baby, you suck, and you do it very fucking well.”

“I told you that I would protect you. Even if you don’t want me to,” he whispered, moving closer and pulling me against him. “Some things are worth protecting”

Acknowledgement page from the author:

To my daughter,

if you ever date anyone like the men I write, I will kick your *ss up between your ears and you will walk sideways for a month, but I’ll still love you.”

Cardan Greenbriar – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

“Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It’s disgusting, and I can’t stop.”

“Have I told you how hideous you look tonight?” Cardan asks, leaning back in the elaborately carved chair, the warmth of his words turning the question into something like a compliment.

“No” I say, glad to be annoyed back into the present. “Tell me.”

“I can’t.”

“I am going to keep on defying you. I am going to shame you with my defiance. You remind me that I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of Faerie. Well, let me remind you that means you have much to lose and I have nothing. You may win in the end, you may ensorcell me and hurt me and humiliate me, but I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this is the least of what I can do.”

*screams into pillow*

Warth – Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

“One day you’ll call me Death. For now, Wrath will do.”

“This was not the kind of prince written about in fairy tales. There was no golden crown sitting atop his dark head, or promises of safety waiting in his sculpted, tattooed arms. He was death and rage and fire and anyone stupid enough to forget that would be consumed by his inferno.”

“One day you might beg me to kiss you.” He stepped close enough for me to stab him.”

“I tried to say yes, but the numbness spread to my throat. I think he saw the answer in my face anyway. I sounded like he whispered, “Live long enough to hate me for this.”

Hades – A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

“Hmm. I think you are the Goddess of Sexual Frustration.”

“Did I say sexual frustration? I meant Hades sexual frustration”.

“Respect could build an empire. Trust could make it unbreakable. Love could make it last forever.”

“He smirked, and she could feel it deep in her gut. “Darling, I win either way.” Her eyes went wide, and her heart stuttered. She stood quickly, and his name fell from her mouth like a curse. “Hades.”

“Let me show you what it is to hold power in your hands,” he said. “Let me coax the darkness from you – I will help you shape it.”

The Darkling – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

“The problem with wanting,” he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, “is that it makes us weak.”

“I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.”

“Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.”

“What are you smiling at?”

I whirled, peering into the gloom. The Darkling’s voice seemed to float out of the shadows. He walked down to the stream, crouching on the bank to splash water on his face and through his dark hair.

“Well?” he asked, looking up at me.

“Myself,” I admitted.

“Are you that funny?”

“I’m hilarious.”

“It’s harder when you like them. You mourn them more.”

“Tell me, Alina,” said the Darkling. “Has he claimed you yet?”

“Claimed me? Like a peninsula?”

Nikolai Lantsov – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”

“I took a breath. “Your highness—”

“Nikolai,” he corrected. “But I’ve also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘handsome.”

“I hope you weren’t looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret.”

“I saw the prince when I was in Os Alta,” said Ekaterina. “He’s not bad looking.”

“Not bad looking?” said another voice. “He’s damnably handsome.”

Luchenko scowled. “Since when—”

“Brave in battle, smart as a whip.” Now the voice seemed to be coming from above us. Luchenko craned his neck, peering into the trees. “An excellent dancer,” said the voice. “Oh, and an even better shot.”

“Who—” Luchenko never got to finish. A blast rang out, and a tiny black hole appeared between his eyes.

I gasped. “Imposs—”

“Don’t say it,” muttered Mal.”

Roth – White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Modesty belongs to losers.”

“If I say thank you, will you go away?”


“Thank you” I said eagerly.

“I lied”

“Roth heaved a long sigh. “Look. I’m so—I’m sor…” He took a deep breath, trying again. “I’m sorr…” I turned my head toward him, waiting. “You’re what? Sorry?” He looked chagrined, lips pursed. “I’m…sorr-ree.” “Oh, give me a break. You can’t say I’m sorry?” “No.” He looked me straight on, serious. “It’s not in a demon’s vocab.”

Magnus Damora – Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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