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A rap at the back door made her jump, and she peered through the window for a long time before she eased open the door a crack. She left the security chain on. 'What do you want, Richard?'
Richard Morrell's police cruiser was parked in the drive. He hadn't flashed any lights or howled any sirens, so she supposed it wasn't an emergency, exactly. But she knew him well enough to know he didn't pay social visits, at least not to the Glass House.
'Good question,' Richard said. 'I guess I want a nice girl who can cook, likes action movies, and looks good in short skirts. But I'll settle for you taking the chain off the door and letting me in.


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Shane dragged Eve's suitcase into the room and dumped it on the floor beside her bed. “Hey, Dark P...
RACHEL CAINE
Is this your bedroom?" she asked, and turned to look at him. Myrnin straightened and jammed the big ...
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Perv."
He pointed to himself. "Male and eighteen. What's your point?
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Shane - who knows about Shane? Planet Shane is a lovely place a long way from here.
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Michael!” Oliver’s voice came faint through the front door. “Something you should see, my boy!...
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Scoot over, man. I don't like you that much."
"Dick. That's not what you said last night."
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I had a good teacher."
"Better not have been Myrnin or I'll have to kick his predatory ass." RACHEL CAINE
If you ask me if I'm okay again, I'm going to smack myself in the face just to punish you.
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Shane looked down at the staked vamp at his feet. 'Claire?'
'Yes?'
'You staked a vampire w...
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What are you going to do? Are you going to live in the dark, locked in here? Afraid to look out, ans...
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Claire stretched out against the wall and kissed it. "Glad to see you, too," she whispered, and pres...
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Bite me, Goth princess,” Shane called from the back. “Not literally or anything.”
“Mayb...
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Promise me, Amelie, that you’ll crucify me with silver before you allow me to fall in love.”
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At the very leadt, we can grab Monica and hustle her skanky ass back to her dad wile you brave, stro...
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Afternoons are hard. Mornings are pure evil from the pits of hell, which is why I don't do them anym...
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I am never taking a trip with either of you ever again.' Eve said. 'Ever.'
Excellent' Shane sai...
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Are you in the car that's almost caused three accidents on North Vance?" Hannah asked. "Because I'm ...
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He looked down at himself and laughed softly. ‘‘My dark side dresses better than I do.’’ He ...
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No,” Shane said. “I’m not leaving you two here alone. We stick together.”
“I’m stil...
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Anybody else think that was weird?' Shane asked as they got into the car. Eve sent him an exasperate...
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I don’t see a way in,” Eve whispered.
Why are you whispering?” Myrnin whispered back. “...
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It's been the toughest week of my life, not touching you. Not talking to you. Waiting to see what yo...
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I didn't bring you here," he said. "You think you're Miss Special Destiny of the year?"
"No," I...
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You're dead," I repeated. "So why are you in my dream?"
He raised the bill of his olive drab ba...
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What’s burning?”
“Your brain.
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Claire: So we do nothing?
Michael: We do the best nothing you've ever seen.
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There once was a kindly farmer who found a viper freezing on the ground in the snow. Please help me,...
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And somewhere in heaven, Versace sheds a single, perfect tear.
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Myrnin, who hadn't said much, suddenly reached out and wrapped his arms around her.

She ...
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You humans, always eating. I'll make you soup. You can eat it while you keep working." Myrnin set as...
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Are you armed?" Oliver asked her.
She glanced down at her backpack and instantly, instinctively...
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She's nice when it suits her. That doesn't mean she's nice.
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Give the girl some credit. At least she told you, instead of letting you figure it out on your own."...
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And girls are much more mature.” Eve nodded wisely. “So you’re about ten years older than Shan...
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I don’t read Latin!” “You’re kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn’t that the in...
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In her experience, groups of friends like that just didn't open up to include underage, undersized g...
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No, no era una superheroína, pero era otra cosa. Era una persona... con recursos.
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I can't simply adopt strays because they seem winsome.
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We're clear," she said. "You're kind of a psycho. I get that
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The vamp in McMann’s stared at me. I guess he didn’t like the Goth look. Most of them don’t; s...
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Unless you want to hang a This Vein for Rent sign around your neck, move already!
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Tell me he’s not talking to Brandon,” Claire said.
“Um… Ok. He’s not talking to Brand...
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Of course, we could all die soon. I'm writing because Michael's patrolling the house and Shane and C...
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I’m saying a prayer. Maybe you ought to, too. It’s going to take us a miracle to get through thi...
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I’d say over my dead body, but I think you already made that point,” Michael snapped. “Thanks ...
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Jealous?"

"Maybe."

"No reason. I like my ladies with a pulse.
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Better broke than dead.
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Promise me you’ll marry me. Not now. Someday. Because I need to know.”
Claire felt a flutte...
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Survival," I said softly. "It's selfish, and it's dark, and we've always been a species willing to d...
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She came awake, stomach rumbling, and opened her eyes to see a plate being held right under her nose...
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Shane looked…pale. Pale and shaken and—how predictable was this?—pissed.
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Claire. Wake up.” She blinked and realized that her head was on Shane’s shoulder, and Michael wa...
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Okay, this was kissing. Serious kissing. Not just a kiss before moving out, not a good-bye, this was...
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Now," said Brandons low, cold voice. "Lets not be rude eve.
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Dammit, Michael, get out of my room, you pervert!” Could you even be a pervert if you were dead? S...
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OMG OMG OMG, Shane is totally crushing on the new roomie! I can’t believe it. I always pictured Sh...
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You are not my high school crush, idiot.”
“Great. I can die happy, then.
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Oh, hey, Claire,” she said, and blinked. “Where are you going?”
“Funeral,” Shane said...
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Kid,” Richard said wearily, “I am not in the mood. I haven’t slept in thirty-six hours, my sis...
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Bite me
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That's it? That's your big goodbye?" Eve asked.
Claire looked at Eve mystified. "I think I need...
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Whatever, crazy chick who maybe lives here and maybe also breaks into Michael's house when they're a...
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Parents had some kind of sin radar, Claire thought. They always called when you were in the middle o...
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Another thing I don't want on my tombstone," Shane said.

You have others?" Claire asked.<...
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Shane said, "Don't worry. I'll protect you."
Claire hit him in the shoulder. "I don't need you ...
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So don't preach at us like you're some kind of saint. You're just another sinner.
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How'd you get to be so good at this?"
"I had a good teacher."
"Better not have been Myrnin...
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[Myrnin to Claire about their costumes of Pierrot and Harlequin, respectively]
"Don't they teac...
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Funny how physics didn't go away when you were murdered.
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karma's a bitch, and so am I
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I have no idea what that is, but yawn, anyway, just on principle. Eat up. Pancakes is brain food. RACHEL CAINE You're kidding," Shane said. "Do you think I want to visit Crazy McTeeth in his lair of insanity?" RACHEL CAINE ...will you be so kind as to provide me with a few places where I might look for a murderer?"
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