Glad you could stop by today for our I Dare You: Paranormal Edition.
So, I had this vague notion that I was going to share a Top Five list-style post when I started out and it sorta morphed into a hodge-podge. It ended up reminding me of when I used to glue odds and ends into my scrapbook as a kid. Oh, I don’t mean those fancy and amazing scrapbooks people do these days. I’m talking an old blank page note book where you glued in the tickets to a favorite movie, the note you got back from the kid next to you checked ‘Yes’ I want to kiss you, a third place ribbon won at the school science fair, a post card from Aunt Suzy who vacationed in Puerta Vallerta and lipstick lips from getting into your mom’s cosmetics.
Anywho, this is my scrapbook page homage to my favorite PNR/UF books, characters, quotes, etc.
Quote from This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost when I fell in love with Vlad:
[quote]“What the hell was that?” I gasped.
“Premature inflammation,” he replied. “Happens sometimes. Very embarrassing. I don’t like to talk about it.”[/quote]
Ummm, might have impulse bought because of the cover on Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra
Wand & Caldron’s Red Carpet Finalists for ‘Best WITCH Series’:
- Baba Yaga by Deborah Blake
- Main Street Witches by Ani Gonzalez
- Weird Girls by Cecy Robson
A little humor from J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide
BDB on the board-
May 8, 2006
Rhage (in his bedroom posting in V’s room on the board)
Hi, my name is V.
I’ve been knitting for 125 years now.
It’s begun to impact my personal relationships: my brothers think I’m a nancy. It’s begun to affect my health: I’m getting a callus on my forefinger and I find bits of yarn in all my pockets and I’m starting to smell like wool. I can’t concentrate at work: I keep picturing all these lessers in Irish sweaters and thick socks.
(*sounds of sympathy*)
I’ve come seeking a community of people who, like me, are trying not to knit.
Can you help me?
(*We’re with you*)
Thank you (*takes out hand-knitted hankie in pink*)
(“We embrace you, V”)
Vishous (in the pit): Oh hell no…you did not just put that up. And nice spelling in the title. Man…you just have to roll up on me, don’t you. I got four words for you, my brother.
Rhage: Four words? Okay…lemme see… Rhage, you’re so sexy.
Rhage, you’re SO smart. No wait! Rhage, you’re SO right! That’s it, isn’t it…g’head. You can tell me.
Vishous: First one starts with a “P”
Use your head for the other three.
Rhage: P? Hmm… Please pass the yarn
Vishous: Payback is a bitch!
I’m so scuuuuuurred.
Can you whip me up a blanket to hide under?”
Utterly Fabulous Urban Fantasy Couples:
- Mercy and Adam from Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series
- Charley and Reyes from Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series
- Elena and Raphael from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series
- Logan and Jin from Mary Calmes’ Change of Heart series
- Kate and Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series
- Lily and Rule in Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi series
The sensual cover for The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill
Most Likely To:
Make me spit out my drink laughing- Eve Langlais’ Welcome to Hell series
Make me sob until I run out of tissues- Linda Poitevin’s Grigori Legacy series
Make me hide under my favorite blanket- Amanda Steven’s The Graveyard Queen series
Make me relax and smile – Mell Eight’s Supernatural Consultant series
Make me stress eat- Clair Ashgrove’s Curse of the Templars series
Turn about’s fair play, so says Dory in Death’s Mistress by Karen Chance
“What bug crawled up your ass?” I demanded.
“If you mean, why I am upset? I should think that would be obvious!”
It took me a second, but I got it. “Oh, come on. You’re not still pissed about–you did the same damn thing to me!”
He had the utter gall to look offended. “I did nothing of the sort–”
I stared at him. “And just how do you figure that? You stripped me butt naked, diddled me over a desk and stole my duffel bag. And my clothes!”
Somebody made a choking sound. I glanced up to find the door to the study open, and the old vamp looking scandalized.
“Diddled?” Anthony asked, apparently delighted.
Mircea closed his eyes.”
Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld Demons and Angels have stunning covers like this one:
- Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors
- Kelly Meade’s Cornerstone Run trilogy
- Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed
- Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity
- JD Tyler’s Alpha Pack
Couldn’t go without a little Nix on the Dial:
Nix to Declan in Kresley Cole’s Dreams of a Dark Warrior
Testing. Hello, hellooo, anybody out there? Check, check, one, two. Soft pee. Puh, puh. Resonance! Sooooooft pee. Alpha bravo disco tango duck.
This is Nïx! I’m the Ever-Knowing One, a goddess incandescent, incomparable, and irresistible. But enough about what you think of me. It’s a beautiful day in New Orleans. The wind is out of the east at a steady five knots and clouds look like rabbits … But enough about what you think of me!
Now, down to business—
Where was I? [Long pause] Why am I in Regin’s car? Bertil, you crawl right back out of that bong this minute!
Oh, I remember! I am hereby laying down this track for Magister Declan Chase. If you are a mortal of the recorder peon class, know that Dekko and I go waaaaay back, and he’ll go berserk (snicker snicker) if he doesn’t receive this transmittal. …
Chase, riddle me this: what’s beautiful but monstrous, long of tooth but sharp of tooth and soft of mind, and can never ever tell a lie?
That’s right. The Enemy of Old can be very useful to you. So use him already.
P.S. Your middle name’s about to be spelled r-e-g-r-e-t.
And with that, I must bid you adieu. Don’t worry, we’ll catch up very soon. …
[Muffled] Who’s mummy’s wittle echolocator? That’s right—you are!
Daniel Dos Santos’ covers for the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland are positively iconic.
There you have it folks! What books, characters or covers would make your Paranormal Scrapbook?
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