Giveaway!

Unspoken_revised (1)It’s hard to believe Unspoken has been out a week. I had a wonderful turnout by fans at a signing at Katy Budget Books. Romantic Times Book Reviews made Unspoken a Top Pick, giving it a 4 1/2 star review. Other great reviews have been rolling in, too. By now many of you have read Unspoken, so you’ll recognize these quotes. But these are some of my favorites from Unspoken.

“Oh, please,” Della said. “Excuse me while I go and grow a penis so the sausage-and-meatball-toting gender will stop thinking I need a man to protect me.”  (You know, she embarrasses me saying things like this!)

Considering his age, Della might have suspected he’d died of natural causes. But there was nothing natural about the knife sticking out of his back.  (Don’t you love the way her mind works?)

“Sometimes when the heart breaks, it doesn’t know what it wants and it doesn’t recognize the difference between the truth and a lie.”  (Kylie always did have a way with words.)

“Here.” Burnett handed Chase a cup. “It’s for you. My personal breakfast blend. O negative with some B positive.”  (Puts a whole new meaning to breakfast blend, doesn’t it?)

Giveaway!

374 (1)This week, I’m giving away two Born to Read t-shirts to two people who leave their favorite quote in the comment section. It doesn’t have to be from Unspoken, it can be from any of my Shadow Falls books.

27 thoughts on “Giveaway!

  1. I have a lot of favorite quotes, but I narrowed it down to two long ones:

    “She tossed her towel on her dresser and turned to the bed where shed left her PJs. Only it wasn’t just her PJs on the bed anymore.
    Lucas, eyes wide, sat on the foot of her bed, about four feet from where she stood completely naked.
    She squealed.
    He laughed.
    She dashed for the towel.
    Once she had it around her, she glared from a still grinning Lucas to the door. “I’m killing Della!”
    He laughed again. “I’m afraid I might have to protect her for this one.”

    Andd

    “Sometimes this just happens,” Kylie said, much calmer now that she had a sneak preview of his comeuppance.
    “Just happens?” Burnett bellowed out. “Are you freaking kidding me! If you have sex, you use protection. It’s that simple. This shit doesn’t have to happen! This is nothing but carelessness. It’s irresponsible. It’s unforgivable.”
    “Burnett!” Holiday rolled her eyes at Kylie and frowned. The fae knew exactly what Kylie was up to now.
    But Kylie wasn’t finished yet. “Maybe we should put a rule in place. Any male who impregnates a girl should be neutered.”
    “Enough,” Holiday snapped.
    “Actually, that’s not a bad plan!” he growled.
    “Burnett!” Holiday said in a stern voice. “Shut up before you embarrass yourself more than you already have.” When the vampire looked at Holiday, she continued, “Kylie didn’t buy the pregnancy tests for Miranda. She bought them for me.”
    Kylie flopped back against the seat again, enjoying the look of disbelief on the vampire’s face a little too much. “Would you like a name of a good doctor who will schedule your little snip-snip operation?” she bit out.”

    Both are so funny!! Especially the last one when Kylie played Burnett! 😀 Both are from Chosen at Nightfall!

  2. Omg I have so many favorite quotes also, I literally mark them up in my books. The ones I think I love the most comes from Awake at Dawn and Unspoken:
    “When one door closes, find another.”
    Kylie gazed back up. “And what if there isn’t another door?”
    “Then you try the window.”
    “And if there’s not a window?” Kylie asked.
    “Then you find a sledgehammer and make a window.”
    Omg this quote has me laughing so hard! But it’s true though, if you don’t have an opportunity waiting for you, make one yourself! Motivational Quote <3

    My Last favorite quote is from Unspoken 😀
    “Della?" he muttered-
    "Yes?"
    "I love you."
    "You are not dying!" she seethed.
    He chuckled. "I didn't say I was….But just in case." his knees gave. She caught him,-”
    This had me in tears, this is too cute and so sad <3xoxxo Chella for life 😛

  3. For me personally the best quote from any of the books, is from the book that started the whole story, Born at Midnight. “We’ve all read about the super naturals, thing of legends, and from childhood, we’re taught that they don’t exist. Not everyone in the world in alike. And some of us are a lot more different than others. Some of us were born like this, some of us were changed. But no matter how this happened to you, if you are here it is because this is your destiny. It was chosen for you.” I love this quote because it’s the very moment that the whole story begins and when it all starts to snowball and all of the characters were born.

  4. It is so hard to choose a favorite. There are so many quotes I love. But here’s one that stood out for me:

    He opened it and had one leg out when he glanced back, that teasing look now brighter in his eyes. “One thing.”
    “What?” She scowled.
    He countered her expression with a smile. “Make that two.”
    “What?” She snapped again.
    “One,” he paused. “This… the kiss that just happened. It was your choice. You kissed me.”
    She frowned, because damn it, she didn’t want to be reminded.
    “Second. You got your days wrong.”
    “Huh?”
    “You’re wearing your Friday panties, and it’s Sunday.”
    She tossed the pillow at him then glanced down to confirm it. Yup, she was wearing her day-of-the-week panties.
    She threw her arm over her eyes and moaned.

    I laughed so hard when Chase pointed that out to Della. This is from Unspoken.

    Love Shadow Falls!

  5. Umm I have 3
    Awake at Dawn-
    *Kylie gave Dellas cold hand a gentle squeeze. If he doesn’t love you then you’ll find someone else who will. Your young. Your beautiful. You got the rest of your life ahead of you.

    Unspoken-
    *”No paper work,” he teased.
    “He thought this was funny?Seriously? Did the guy want to die. Did he not have a clue how much this deceit had hurt her?
    If she didn’t need information she’d kill him. And she’ll make it slow and painful. But she needed information.
    Chosen at nightfall-
    * Do you know how to use a soar,” Lucas asked.
    Why would I know how to use that thing? I barely know how to use a potatoe pealer.

    I have so many more ,but these are my favorite

  6. “She’s a serial kisser. I think her parents are French.”
    ― C.C. Hunter, Born at Midnight

    Love this quote, plus many more <3, from the whole series 🙂

  7. Oh, I brought you something.” Her mom pulled a bag from her purse. “I know how you like T-shirts,” she said.

    Kylie couldn’t help but think, My mom went to England and all I got was a T-shirt, but she smiled and pulled it out of the bag and then chuckled when she read the script across the front: My mom went to England and all I got was this T-shirt.

    “Perfect,” Kylie said.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS QUOTE BECAUSE ITS SO FUNNY AND ITS TRUE ONE TIME MY MOM WENT TO THE BAHAMAS AND BROUGHT ME BACK JUST A T-shirt AND I WAS LIKE REALLY OUT OF ALL THE THINGS BUT TURNS OUT THE SHIRT IS REALLY COMFY

  8. I have so many quotes I love but these are my top three.

    The idiot reached for her. Della swung around and with one quick lift of her knee, brought the guy down on all fours.
    No excess force had been Burnett’s rule. And it hadn’t been excess, just a direct hit. The guy rose up, but with his hands cupping his privates, his mouth wide open, he had yet to make a sound. No doubt, however, he was gonna be singing soprano when he found his voice.
    “Sorry,” Della said, sneering down at the man. “I think I’m allergic to perverts. I get involuntary knee jerks whenever one is around.”
    They walked back to the car, keeping to the far left, out of the dog’s reach. “Remind me,” Chase said smiling. “to never upset your allergies.”
    (Della, Unspoken)

    For some reason, Kylie recalled the day her stepdad moved out, how she’d thought it was the suckiest day of her life, and how she’d felt everything in her world was changing, and nothing would ever be the same again.
    And she’d been right about one thing. Everything had changed.
    Everything.
    Some of it had been hard to deal with, but most of it…Wow.
    She reached up and touched the ring hanging around her neck and looked across to Lucas, who was smiling at her. He mouthed the words, “I love you.”
    Kylie whispered those words back and she couldn’t help but think that today might just be the best day of her life.
    (Kylie, Chosen At Midnight)

    “Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn’t mean you have to toot his horn.”
    (Holiday, Born At Midnight)

  9. Why does ice cream go with a broken heart?” Kylie asked. “Because if you eat enough of it, it freezes the heart and numbs the pain for a bit,”

    (awake at dawn)

  10. “You sure you okay?” he asked.
    this time she decided to go for the truth. “No. But ‘okay’ is overrated.”

    I love this quote, simple, yet describes how all of us feel at some point or another. It really hit home when I read it. It meant a lot because sometimes that really hard to admit to ourselves, let alone others.

  11. I have so many favourites but these are my top two.
    “Just because a guy rings your bell, doesn’t mean you have to toot his horn.” (Holiday, Born At Midnight)
    “Sorry,” Della said, sneering down at the man. “I think I’m allergic to perverts. I get involuntary knee jerks whenever one is around.” (Della, Unspoken)

  12. Honestly, can I just quote all the books/novellas in their entirety?
    But here are a few favorites :)))

    1. “I think I’m allergic to perverts. I get involuntary knee jerks whenever one is around.”
    2. “And Chase Tallman, if you hurt Della one more time, I’m going to remove your boy parts, grind them up, and feed them to the hungry rats and scorpions.”
    (I NEED A HOLIDAY IN MY LIFE)
    3. “We’re still afraid, we still make mistakes, but if we listen to what our heart wants, we’ll find the right way.”
    4. “Love makes us vulnerable, but to live without it makes us miserable.”
    5. “Excuse me while I go and grow a penis so the sausage-and-meatball-toting gender will stop thinking I need a man to protect me.”
    6. “Because hearts are ornery, sneaky little bastards, designed to cause misery.”
    7. “I’d go to hell to keep you safe, Kyle Galen.”
    & last, but certainly not least….. 8. “I love you.” (CHASE I LOVE YOU TOO)

  13. I honestly have to say
    “You three make a perfect family.”
    “Three?” Burnett chuckled. “Hell, when I fell in love wit Holiday, I feel in love with Shadow Falls and all of you. We’re not blood Della, but you are part of our family, and don’t you ever forget that.”
    Burnett hit hard with that one<3

  14. “I love you,” he said, his voice almost musical with happiness.
    She shot him a scowl. “Isn’t saying that a bit dangerous considering these aren’t wooden swords and the ends aren’t even taped?”

    Chosen at Nightfall

  15. When I read your books in public and I can’t stop myself from laughing, everyone turns around and asks me whats going on…
    The two passages where I literally started crying because I laughed so much are:
    “Sometimes this just happens,” Kylie said, much calmer now that she had a sneak preview of his comeuppance. “Just happens?” Burnett bellowed out. “Are you freaking kidding me! If you have sex, you use protection. It’s that simple. This shit doesn’t have to happen! This is nothing but carelessness. It’s irresponsible. It’s unforgivable.” “Burnett!” Holiday rolled her eyes at Kylie and frowned. The fae knew exactly what Kylie was up to now. But Kylie wasn’t finished yet. “Maybe we should put a rule in place. Any male who impregnates a girl should be neutered.” “Enough,” Holiday snapped. “Actually, that’s not a bad plan!” he growled. “Burnett!” Holiday said in a stern voice. “Shut up before you embarrass yourself more than you already have.” When the vampire looked at Holiday, she continued, “Kylie didn’t buy the pregnancy tests for Miranda. She bought them for me.” Kylie flopped back against the seat again, enjoying the look of disbelief on the vampire’s face a little too much. “Would you like a name of a good doctor who will schedule your little snip-snip operation?” she bit out.

    and

    The smell hit Chase’s nose and his Adam’s apple trembled. He took a step forward to do his duty. “I can learn.” “Not on my baby,” Holiday said. “It’s your turn, Daddy.” She pointed down the hall. Burnett glanced back at Chase. “But I need—” “To change a diaper. It’s my turn to talk.” Holiday motioned for her husband to leave. Burnett walked away with his smiling daughter in his arms. As he left, Chase heard him say, “Hannah, how can you be so sweet and smell so bad?” “Thank you,” Chase said, sensing Holiday’s nod earlier meant more than he could guess. “Don’t thank me.” Holiday moved closer. “What you said was powerful.” “I meant it.” “I believe you.” She looked down the hall to where Burnett and Hannah had disappeared. “You know my husband might be hard as nails on the outside, but on the inside he’s the most decent man I know. He’s taken an oath to never cause unnecessary harm. He follows that. Although a few times I’ve had to remind him of it.” Chase nodded. “He’s very lucky to have you.” “Me, on the other hand,” she continued. “I never took any oaths. And Chase Tallman, if you hurt Della one more time, I’m going to remove your boy parts, grind them up, and feed them to the hungry rats and scorpions. Is that clear?”

    Burnett and Holiday are a great team, meant for eachother, they care a lot about the ones they love and have both the power to express what they want in a clear way (though their approach is diffrent)! You shouldn’t mess with them or the people they care about!!!

  16. My favorite unspoken quotes(It was the more recent of your books I’ve read)-(it was so had to pick just one-so I did a couple-and it’s not even all……Gosh, I love these books so much-they just make me so so so so so so happy!-and I’m rambling-I’ll stop now):)

    “Della?” he muttered-
    “Yes?”
    “I love you.”
    “You are not dying!” she seethed.
    He chuckled. “I didn’t say I was….But just in case.” his knees gave.

    “Still here
    still miss you
    still love you.”

    “There’s no ‘we’,” Della said. “There’s a you and There’s a me. I’ll work with you on the case but I don’t trust you.
    He exhaled. “Then I guess I’ll have to win your trust back.”
    She rolled her eyes. “I’m not your concern.”
    “You will always be my concern,” he said softly. “We all need someone Della. That doesn’t mean you aren’t strong.”

  17. My favourite quote is from Born At Midnight.

    ‘Kylie’s gaze shot out the kitchen window to the patio where she’d seen her mom earlier. There, a pair of her dad’s tighty-whities dangled half out of the smoldering grill. Just great. Her mother had barbecued her father’s shorts. That’s it. Kylie was never eating anything cooked on that grill again.’

    Hahaha so funny 🙂

  18. “Shit” With super vampire speed, she unlocked her seatbelt . Her gaze darted to the floorboard , already occupied by huge, expensive camera bag. She did the only thing she could hide from the other driver– she threw herself to the console, between the gear shift and the seats, and plopped her face into Chase’s lap. “Frack!” he muttered, as his butt shot up from the seat at least two inches. He groaned.
    Perhaps her chin had come in contact with his boys. She did have a pretty hard chin. But she didn’t care. Oh, she cared. Being here was the last place she wanted to be. But she wasn’t moving. Couldn’t.
    If it was a choice between burying her face in Chase’s crotch or letting her father see her driving around Houston in a zippy-looking Camaro with a good looking guy, she’d go dor Chase’s crotch. Her father would have a fit.

    • I found that funny especially when Chase says,”Your face is so red,” ‘he said between gulps of laughter.’ Della then laughed about it too. I found it so cute and funny about how they got along so well

  19. Honestly, my favorite quote is
    “Sometimes this just happens”.
    That one introduced a laugh that wasnt just in my head as i thought. And ended up with quite a few stares and whispers. Me thinking :Their judging what size i need of those fancy white sports jacket that buckles in back. Lol Thank you for the laughs though. Even when i seem like a loon getting sucked into a good book.

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