Methinks we have a clue. Be still, my heart.
Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.
Never criticize, unless you can do a better job.
An atheist waving a cross at a vampire was a truly pitiful sight.
Pity is an emotion that can get you killed. The only thing more dangerous is blind hate, and maybe love.
Everything I needed was in my car, even the chickens
That kiss was really nice you know before you...bit me, but it was still nice.
Graves are for the living, not the dead. It gives us something to concentrate on instead of the fact that our loved one is rotting under the ground.
The Catholic Church sees voluntary vampirism as a kind of suicide. I tend to agree. Though the Pope also excommunicated all animators, unless we ceased raising the dead. Fine; I became Episcopalian.
He rewarded me with one of those brilliant smiles. If I had been less professional, it might have melted me into my socks. There was a tinge of evil to it, a lot of sex, but under that was a little boy peeking out, an uncertain little boy. That was it. That was the attraction. Nothing is more appealing than a handsome man who is also uncertain of himself. It appeals not only to the woman in us all, but the mother. A dangerous combination.
Violence has to become a part of your thinking. It makes you cautious, suspicious as hell, and lengthens your life expectancy.
I had been downright paranoid all afternoon, aware of everyone near me. By the time I went for the car, my neck and shoulders were knotted into one painful ache. The most frightening thing I'd seen all afternoon had been the prices on the designer clothing.
You can't save everybody. In fact, there are days when I think you can't save anyone. Each person has to save himself first, then you can move in and help. I have found this philosophy does not work during a gun battle, or a knife fight either. Outside of that it works just fine.
I spend most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things that I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl's got to have a goal.
Important safety tip - never look a vampire in the eye.
It is a very natural human trait to destroy that which frightens us.
If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder.
My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.
Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own.
Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go.
I think like a detective.
I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write.
Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens.
Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
I wasn't like most girls.
Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil.
The fey in this country keep to themselves, and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians, but with even more autonomy.
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