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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
I thought I’d say that first so I didn’t start right off with an ominous cliché like: If you’re reading this, I’m dead. But if you are, I am. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine and we’ll see each other again.
I wanted to leave you a letter but I couldn’t think of a place to leave it that A: you wouldn’t find it before I was dead, and B: you’d definitely find it after I was and, honestly, I didn’t want you to have it right away, so I asked Mac to give it to you when the time seemed right. I know my death will hit you hard, and I’m so bloody sorry about that.
I’ve suspected for a while the cosmic clock is winding down for me. I know the signs. You know them, too, and I love you to the ends of the earth and back again for ignoring them with me. That took more than courage, Mega. That took a heart of gold and a backbone of steel.
I used to worry that I’d never get to hold you and make love to you in this lifetime. That our red thread was going to have to be a platonic one because you were so young when we met and I had an impaired heart, and it drove me crazy because I knew we’d loved each other before. I knew it the moment I saw you, spitting “fecks” a million miles a minute, feeling everything in life so intensely.
Google the red thread of Japanese myth. If the Internet doesn’t work, look in my photo album, the brown leather one with all the selfies we took together when we were having crazy, stupid fun. Along with those other selfies where we were doing crazy, sexy things. I love you for those. Best. Porn. Ever.
So anyway, I printed out the myth for you, in case the world stays offline, but in brief, the Japanese believe our relationships are predestined by gods who tie together the pinky fingers of those who are supposed to find each other in life. People connected by red threads will have a profound impact on one another, life-changing, soul-shaping impact. They’ll make history together. Although those threads can get tangled, knotted, and snarled, they’re unbreakable. (As an aside, I think it’s best not to take the “unbreakable” part for granted. Choice is paramount. Red threads are sacred. Be gentle with them.) (As another aside, those red threads shoot out from our pinky fingers because the ulnar artery runs from the heart to the little finger and those threads are there to keep our hearts connected, across space and time.)
Thank you for being my red thread. I know how damned lucky I was to get you.
I know you, wild thing. Much better than you think. You thought I loved you because I only saw the good parts of you. You thought I saw you through a filter. I didn’t.
I know about the cage (I hate her for that more than you can know), the killing you were tricked into doing (I hate Rowena, too), the terrible injustices you suffered.
Yet, you came out of it with a heart so pure it takes my breath away. If I could, I’d have saved you a thousand times over. I’d have been your knight in shining armor. I’d have slayed dragons, rescued you, fought wars for you.
But no one saved you. So you save the world.
And now I’m dead and I left you alone and I hate that.
You remember when I asked you about Ryodan? You got mad at me when I said I wasn’t as super as him. You said that I was just as super, just not in the same ways. Thank you for saying that.
I view you the way you view Ryodan. I worship you. I’m in awe of you. I think you’re the most amazing person I’ve ever known.
I envied Ryodan. His strong heart, his immortal body. I envied his long life so much I nearly hated him.
Then one day he came to me, after you told him I was dying. He told me about you. The things you never let me know. He didn’t tell me everything, so don’t get mad at him. I know because I asked questions he wouldn’t answer. He wanted me to know what a miracle you are. He was also taking my measure, trying to decide if I was worthy of you. My respect and esteem for you grew even greater that day, and I hadn’t thought it possible. You’re a one in a googolplex kind of woman, Mega.
Before he left, he offered to get me the Elixir of Life.
When I said no, he offered to make me like him.

I dropped the letter and sat staring blankly. He’d done what? I’d asked him to do that very thing. He’d said no, it wouldn’t work, it might kill him. Then he’d gone to Dancer and offered to do it anyway. For me. I spent several long moments trying to process that, then resumed reading.
He said it wasn’t a guaranteed success, my heart might blow anyway. I might not survive the transformation. But because you loved me, he would try. He said neither the elixir nor becoming like him was without price, both came accompanied by significant problems. He said he would tell me those problems if I chose one of the options.
I’ve never been so tempted in my life.
But there’s a pattern and purpose to all things. I see it in the sublime truth of math, I hear it in the perfection of great musical compositions. This spectacular universe knows what it’s doing.
He also told me the definition of love you gave him when you were fourteen—great one, by the way!—but said you’d missed something.
He said love is the willingness to put the happiness and evolution of the person you love before your own. Even if it means giving them up.
Time for brutal truth: I always knew you wanted us both. Stop sweating it, wild thing. I’m only one of the many twists and turns of your evolution.
I’m getting tired now. It won’t be long. I want to rest so I can make love to you again tonight when you get home. The way you look at me in bed, with all that fierce emotion blazing from your eyes, the way you touch me—you’re not big on words but I feel it in your hands—and, because of you, I’ve gotten to be the man I always wanted to be in this lifetime.
Dani, my bodacious, magnificent red thread, you rocked my fucking world, you rattled my existence, you woke me up to shades of life I’d never seen before.
I think sometimes we don’t get to see our red threads for a dozen or more lifetimes. I hope other times we get a hundred lives together, back to back. I can’t wait for the chance to love you again.
But it’s not my turn now.
That privilege belongs to someone else.
I love you like pi.
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Demonica, Tome 1 : Plaisir Déchaîné
- Je te l'ai déjà dit, Wraith: interdiction de la tuer.
Ahhh, son médecin si canon la protégeait. Elle aurait souri si son visage n'avait pas été figé. Et apparemment, son ouïe lui faisait défaut aussi, désormais, parce qu'il n'avait pas pu ajouter ce qu'elle croyait avoir entendu: "Pour le moment".
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“I told you to get the fuck out of here,” he growled over his shoulder.
“Tell the sun to leave the sky,” I growled back.
“It does when night moves in. I’m night.”
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“Fine. I’ll tell you what I missed about you.”
“I didn’t ask and don’t want to know.”
“I missed the way your mind works. How you’re willing to make the difficult decisions few people are willing to face, the ones that cost a piece of your soul. How you suffer no hesitation acting on those decisions, despite their price, and each time you hit breaking point, you come up with a new way to put yourself back together again. How you never stop caring, no matter how badly the world treats you, and bloody hell, this world has treated you abominably. How, despite the war you eternally wage between your brain and your heart, you possess the finest of both intellect and emotion I’ve ever seen. You dazzle me, Dani O’Malley. You bloody fucking dazzle me. Top or bottom?”
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“You do not in any way affect or dilute a single cell of my magnificent brain.”
“Merely observing that we deny, at our own peril, that which we desire.”
His words were eerily similar to what Shazam had said before I’d left the flat. “I. Am. Not. That. Woman.”
“Hit a nerve, did I?”
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“No way. Sherlock broke her code. You be ‘that woman.’ ”
“Sherlock broke her code because she refused to admit that she wanted him. If she’d been honest about it, if she’d acted on it, there’d have been a different code—one he might not have been able to break. Instead of ‘Sher-locked,’ it would have been wisely nonsensical and undecipherable.”
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“My hands aren’t broken,” I said when he beat me to the car in that inhuman glide of his and opened the door for me.
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Le marchand d'indulgences
Et avant qu'elle eu la possibilité de protester, il avait remballé les livres dans le panier qui se trouvait aux pieds d'Anna et soulevé Petit Bek dans ses bras.
"Tenez! fit-il en lui tendant le panier. On va y aller en courant. C'est la deuxième maison de l'autre côté de la cathédrale.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“When you refuse to think about an issue, it remains unchanged, in precisely the same state as you tucked it away.”
“Precisely the point of boxing it. The issue dies. Can no longer affect you. It’s a damned effective tactic.”
“Short-term, yes. Long-term, a recipe for disaster. When you next encounter whatever you boxed your feelings about, you’re ambushed by repressed, unresolved emotion.”
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
There are two types of men I’m attracted to and they’re rare as hell: brilliant, sexy, full of wonder, pure as a wide-open sky and easy to be around; or brilliant, sexy, inhumanly strong, carved by ruthless experience and difficult to handle. I like extremes.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have multiple personalities. I learned dissociation to deal with the hunger and pain. The Other was a cooler, numb version of me. But Jada is the Other on steroids. Dani is my foundation, Jada is my fortress. Danielle was my mom’s daughter. Jada, the daughter of Morrigan, goddess of war, a mother worth having.
Danielle is the one who died.
I kept the pure heart. I kept the savage.
It was the little girl who loved Emma O’Malley that quit breathing.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“Wear. A. Dress,” I fumed, steam building in my head. I know Ryodan and he knows me. Which meant he knew telling me to wear a dress would pretty much guarantee I’d choose anything but a dress.
But…you have to take things a little further with that man because that’s how he thinks, always looking ahead. Since he knew telling me to wear a dress would make me choose something else—and he also knew I was fully aware of how his manipulative brain worked—he knew I’d ultimately decide to wear the bloody dress just to prove I wasn’t being manipulated by him. So, he’d get me in a dress either way.
This was a complete clusterfuck. How did I win? By wearing a dress or not?
I now fully and completely understood why That Woman had gone into battle with Sherlock naked.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
Called me kid.
As I was about to slam my fist into his face and drive his head back into the column to see if I could collapse it with my next blow—the column not his face.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
How could you leave me when I needed to possess you, I hated you.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
If Ryodan was nodding from the top of his arrogant, womanizing staircase again, I was going to saw his head off. I had no idea why and didn’t care. I just would.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
Shazam knows me well. I’m unguarded around my quixotic, unconditionally loving friend, my normally shuttered gaze open, expressive.
“Oh, Yi-yi,” he whispered, tears filling his eyes. “You wouldn’t unchoose it if you could. You want it.”
I did.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
Kill myself because I was a monster, too.
Live the rest of my life hating myself, unable to ever atone, consumed by a heart of darkness that would cast no light into a world that badly needed some.
Or lock the past up in a box with those other murders and carry a heart—as pure as it had once been—into the present, determined to do better, inscribing the Latin motto on the tatters of my soul: Actus me invito factus non est meus actus. Acts done by my body against my will are not my acts.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
SHAZAM, WHAT IS GOING on here?” I wrinkled my nose as I stepped into my bedroom, peering through the gloom.
The dark room smelled funny, like a zoo. Fecund. I’ve always liked that word. Just not in my room.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
I’d had it. Enough was enough. Chester’s nightclub at 939 Rêvemal Street had gone dark two years, one month, four days, and seventeen hours ago, not that I was keeping track or anything; the Fae-run club Elyreum on Rinot Avenue had taken its place, the Nine were gone, and the last I’d heard Christian was somewhere in Scotland, holed up in an ancient crumbling castle (shades of Unseelie King anyone?) with powerful wards placed at a seventy-five-mile perimeter around him to keep everyone out. Or him in. No one seemed sure.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
Did he think I would beg him to stay? Never. People had to want to stay, choose to be with you, or it meant nothing.
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Les Chroniques de Dani Mega O'Malley, Tome 5 : High Voltage
“Remember the cellphone and the tattoo,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if the cell towers are up or not. IISS will always work. Use it only if you must.”
IISS, code for I’m in Serious Shit, was a number programmed into my phone that would activate the spelled tattoo Ryodan had inked at the base of my spine at my request
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Diabolic, tome 2 : Le trône de sang
-Tu es magnifique, me murmura Tyrus alors que nous approchions de l'héliosphère
- Je sais
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Sexy coach
date : 19-06 par Eleana2731 voir tout les commentaires de Eleana2731ses comms
Je réalisai que je tenais mon sac contre moi comme si je redoutais qu’il ne me viole sur le trottoir. Et cette attitude ne jouait pas en ma faveur. Stop, conduis-toi en adulte responsable, bon Dieu ! Je fouillai à nouveau à la recherche des clés perdues et les découvris fourrées dans un paquet de mouchoirs. Si même les objets inanimés s’envoyaient en l’air, on n’était pas sortis !
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Un complot d'enfants
date : 19-06 par mlles007 voir tout les commentaires de mlles007ses comms
Le garçon s'était débrouillé comme il avait pu.
Il avait fallu calculer approximativement l'heure d'arrivée devant la salle. Ni trop en retard, ni trop en avance.
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Jeux de dupes
date : 19-06 par mlles007 voir tout les commentaires de mlles007ses comms
En fait, Maxime était déjà convaincu. Sans penser davantage aux conséquences, il ne protesta pas quand il entendit son complice répondre à la question de Sophie.
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Le choix du prince
Comprenant qu'elle n'avait aucune chance de résoudre cette énigme, elle décida d'oublier tout cela: l'homme et les bons moments qu'elle avait passés avec lui!
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