Coffee or orange juice?”
“Water is fine.”
His eyebrows went up.
“Uh-oh,” Auriele said, but she was smiling.
Darryl was not. “Are you implying that my coffee is not the best in four counties? Or my fresh-squeezed orange juice is less than perfect?

Mercy, Darryl, and Auriele in Silver Borne (via thenixkat)
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Mercy Thompson and Sam Cornick

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Mercy Thompson and Sam Cornick

uncloudedandsage:

IT’S HAPPENING!  Charles and Anna!
Alpha and Omega 4 coming next year plus the short story anthology later this year! And maybe, after Mercy #9, we might get the long rumored Moira and Tom book.

uncloudedandsage:

IT’S HAPPENING!  Charles and Anna!

Alpha and Omegacoming next year plus the short story anthology later this year! And maybe, after Mercy #9, we might get the long rumored Moira and Tom book.

My great-grandmother Margaret Duncan came to America from Scotland when she was 18. She left her husband behind because he wouldn’t come with her. She had a shortbread cookie recipe that she passed down to my granny. My granny taught my mother the recipe. Today, that recipe was fished up from boxes of old papers and i made the recipe with my mother. I think in this world you decide what is meaningful to you, and for me it was something as simple as making shortbread cookies. 

As an author, I sometimes feel like the wicked witch. My job is to find someone happily minding their own business, and mess up their happy little lives until they’re upset enough to get off their rump and go change something. It’s seldom a good thing in a character’s life when the author looks at them and says, “You’re happy, aren’t you? My goodness, you’re trying to slip off into a quiet happily-ever-after! Well, don’t get too comfortable my pretty, because I’ve got plans for your future.” The evil cackle is optional, of course, but I find it refreshing.

My people are cursed with the love of beautiful things and no ability to create them.

Hunting Ground, Patricia Briggs (via quillsandquotes)

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so, pocahontas is on and i see kocoum and all i can think about is Charles Cornick

“You know I’m a fraud. I can feel the beast inside me, screaming to get out. And if I loose it, it will pull me up to greatness despite myself.”

“So why not let it free?” She hadn’t been a werewolf then. The world had been a gentler place, the monsters safely in their closets, and she had been brave in her ignorance.

His eyes were old and weary, his voice slurring a bit. “Because then everyone would see,” he told her.

“See what?”

“Me.”

Patricia Briggs - Hunting Ground (via emboot)

hearth-witch:

Perfect Pairs 1/

Anna & Charles Cornick from the Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs

“This was not a man who wanted to give up his mate. This was a man trying to do the honorable thing—and give her a choice, no matter how much it cost him.”

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