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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Memorable lines from novels-what's yours? And last week of Ruby Tour!

After you finish reading a novel, there are inevitably lines that keep on playing in your head. It's always fascinating to find out which lines people like best. Ruby's Fire is in its last week of touring with the fabulous Giselle of Xpresso Tours, and I'm really enjoying finding out what parts of Ruby the bloggers and readers find memorable. Here are a few:

Words Create Scenes favorite quotes:
"You start with the tools you have at hand, but you don't have to end up using those same tools."

"The sky drifts to that magic place where violet and orange blend in candy swirls over the horizon."

YA's the Word's favorite quote:

"It feels wrong to lean on Armonk right now with Blane staring at me, a hungry, lonely look in his eye. It’s as if he’s never been hugged, never been fed, never been loved.”

Lucinda from Goodreads's fave line:
"It makes sense that I ended up with the one who was a brute, yet blossomed into a sensitive, smart man. After all, I started as a drug-addled tease, whose method of connection was manipulation and seduction."

Lines that I like:
"I hate to admit that the flex and release of Blane’s substantial shoulders under his burn suit is mesmerizing me. So much so, that when he stops in mid-step I hurtle right into him."

"Thorn’s answer is a wide grin that spreads over his serious face, reflecting the crimson brilliance of the miraculous creature called Red."

"My arm is smarting. I turn it over gingerly to survey the damage, and gasp. It’s not bleeding red—rather some thin, greenish liquid. My insides freeze. “Armonk, I need to find that doctor now.”"

Do you have a favorite line from your novels? Or one from someone else's that keeps playing in your head? Tell us what it is!

Here is the lineup of stops in this last week of the Ruby's Fire tour. Links go live on the day of:
August 12th

August 13th
Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After >> Excerpt/Special Sneak Peek

August 14th
-Fae Books >> Guest Post

August 15th

August 16th
-Marked By Books >> Excerpt/Special Sneak Peek
-Brooke Blogs >> Review

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  1. Here's my favorite from Stalked by Death:
    I went for the door and opened it, not wanting to see how much this corpse was willing to destroy to get into my bedroom. His body probably would’ve crumbled to pieces before he got in, and I had no clue how to get dead guy out of the carpet.

  2. Interesting post, Catherine! And I loved the second quote from Words Create Scenes. Beautiful!!

    This is my favorite sentence from my eBook "Hurricane Crimes", which I am in the middle of publishing with The Wild Rose Press:
    "They made love while Hurricane Sabrina attacked the house like a scorned, jealous ex-wife out for revenge."

  3. Ooh, Kelly, yeah, how would one clean zombie felsh out of a carpet?!
    Chrys, that's a very evocative line.

  4. I have a favorite exchange between characters from CassaFire that still makes me chuckle.

  5. My fav line from Destined is the last one: You are my destiny.

  6. Jessie,
    Makes sense to end that way with your book title, Destined!
    Alex, I wonder what the exchange is? Would be fun to hear it.

  7. This a favorite exchange from my THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT:

    Marie husked, “You always a smartass, boy?”

    I shook my head. “No. Sometimes I sleep.”

  8. Love the quotes! And please don't make me choose a favorite! LOL!

  9. Roland, you have a great sense of humor.

  10. My favorite line from my YA Life on Hold:

    All the reasons I should not trust him came to mind. There were none.

  11. Bev, ah, a totally trustworthy guy! Sounds good.

  12. One that always strikes right at my core is this:

    "Thank you, mother, father, for the gift of life."

    That's uttered by one of the characters in Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan. It always moves me profoundly. Boy, do I love that book!

  13. I post these on my blog. Pam Houston "I found him sitting at an empty blackjack table, looking a hundred and ten. I took his hand and led him through the hazy cigarette air, up the elevator and down the long hall with the zig- zag carpet to our room. He had, of course, lost everything." Thanks for letting me play. :)