Angela @ Touch the Night

Book lover, pimper, and blogger

Reading progress update: I've read 81%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

"Your pupils," he said. "They aren't retracting."



Constricting is the word I think you're looking for there...or conversely, you could say "Your pupils, they're dilated..."

Reading progress update: I've read 79%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

There were so many questions that I wanted to ask her. Mainly, why was she such a snickety bitch?


Yes. That's the first question I would want to ask of someone that might actually have some answers to the crazy, dangerous-as-hell shit going on!


*rolls eyes*

Reading progress update: I've read 77%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

"What the fuck happened?"


RIGHT?! This is the part of the story I'm really enjoying.


More please.

Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

**Trigger Warning: Rape (below the cut)**

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Reading progress update: I've read 68%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

My consciousness was in and out after that...


She then proceeds to list, in staccato format, nearly every step from there to the house -


I've been in and out of consciousness for an entire day - I didn't remember this damn much, nor could I really make sense of what was happening.


Also, why did no one call the FUCKING cops?!?!!?



Reading progress update: I've read 66%.

Red Fox - Karina Halle

Was I the only one taught not to set my drink down and leave it unattended, or accept drinks from strangers in a bar?


I have a bad feeling - I don't like these guys, at all.

Reading progress update: I've read 5%.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone  - Laini Taylor

"I don't know many rules to live by," [Brimstone'd] said. "But here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles--drug or inessential penises, either."


"Inessential penises?" Karou had repeated, delighted with the phrase in spite of her grief. "Is there any such thing as an essential one?"


"When an essential one comes along, you'll know," he'd replied. "Stop squandering yourself, child. Wait for love."

LOVE Brimstone!! <3 <3 <3

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

Daughter of Smoke & Bone  - Laini Taylor

Buddy re-read with Sarah!


I have to be careful to not quote the entire damn book!



Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day. It seemed like just another Monday, innocent but for its essential Mondayness, not to mention its Januaryness. It was cold and dark--in the dead of winter the sun didn't rise until eight--but it was also lovely. The falling snow and the early hour conspired to paint Prague ghostly, like a tintype photograph, all silver and haze.


This book renewed my desire to visit Prague, soon! 

Reading progress update: I've read 3%.

A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin

Buddy read with Jenny, Brandi and Maru!



"Do the dead frighten you?"

Gotta admit. They kind of frighten me. Especially north of the Wall.



Jon was fourteen...


I keep forgetting how young they are in the books! I'm SO glad HBO aged them all. Just thinking about the stuff that happens to them, at these young ages. Ugh.



"An albino," Theon Greyjoy said with wry amusement. "This one will die even faster than the others."

Jon Snow gave his father's ward a long, chilling look. "I think not, Greyjoy," he said. "This one belongs to me."


Also, Age Count:
Bran, 7
Jon, 14
Robb, 14

Scandal by Navessa Allen

So, I've been absorbed into a black-hole reading this story - nothing else sounds good, nothing else is really holding my attention. I just want more, more, MORE!!!


*side-eyes Navessa*


If you're not already reading it, it's free on her website - chapter by chapter she's teasing us! There are currently 13 chapters available.


The higher you rise, the further you may fall…


Katherine, the Duchess of Hampshire, has spent the past three years living a lie. Her marriage is one of convenience, and thanks to her husband John’s highly political nature and stuffy public persona, she’s smothered the fire that once burned within her. Thankfully, he’s a different man behind closed doors, and the more time she spends around him and his lover, an artist by the name of Henry Fletcher, the more she begins to wish for something she thinks can never be.


Everything changes between the three of them after an otherwise uneventful evening. Words once left unsaid are spoken, repressed feelings can no longer be contained, and with just a few fevered whispers, their futures are forever altered. But there is a darkness drawing closer to them, and just when they think they have a chance at true happiness, it’s snatched from their fingers by an unseen enemy.


Someone knows their secret, and is not afraid to use it against them to get what they want…


*Warning: This book contains explicitly sexual scenes, including M/F, M/M, and M/F/M scenarios. Reader discretion is advised*


Check it out! Join me in my black-hole of awesome reading!

[Reblog] FYI - AmazonSmile Program

As an FYI, if you have an Amazon account, Amazon just released a new program called Amazon Smile that costs NOTHING to you. You can pick OPS (Oceanic Preservation Society) or just about any other charity/organization of your choice and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase cost to the charity every time you buy an eligible product. 


I already buy most of my things from Amazon, so yay! Glad to know a small portion of the cost will be going to an organization that I really love.


EDIT: Details of the program can be found by clicking here. This MAY work for all Amazon members, but it's not very clear. 


EDIT 2: It seems to work for ALL members, not just those with Amazon Prime.

Reading progress update: I've read 8%.

The King - J.R. Ward

You know what else I want to know? Who do these fuckers think would be a more "proper" king? They're all spouting off about "pure-blood" and tainting the line blah, blah, blah. Just who are they going to install that would be better? Fuckers. I hate them. Stupid assholes.

Reading progress update: I've read 8%.

The King - J.R. Ward


If anyone spoils me, I shall be very upset!!



I was about to freak the hell out! Wasn't expecting that opening.



"You shall be mine fore'evermore--your enemies are mine own, your bloodline to mix with mine own, your dusks and your dawns to share only with me. This bond shall ne'er be torn asunder by forces within or without--and" -- here he paused -- "there shall be one and only one female for all mine days."


<3 <3



"Surely you will agree, however, that there is a tremendous difference between distant human relations...and a King who is substantially of that horrid race."


Well, fuck you, too!! Asshole. Grr.



"Stop this the now."


*frowns* Awkward sentence. It just completely pulled me out of the story and I had to look at it and read it several times. Even now I don't like the way it reads.



Wrong place, wrong time, [he] thought as he caught a slug in the shoulder, the pain blossoming through his head--and making it impossible for him to dematerialize.


He wanted nothing of this silly fight amongst the rats without tails.



Fun April Fools' Day Joke

This is the best one I've seen all day - I'm choking trying to keep from laughing my butt off at work!!!

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

The King - J.R. Ward

"Long live the King."


I should have taken today off of work. Maybe I'll take half a day.

Reading progress update: I've read 35%.

Night Broken  - Patricia Briggs


When I'd met Tad, a little over ten years ago, he'd only been a kid...He'd been nine going on fifty then, and the only thing that had changed since was that someone had rubbed off the bright and shiny cheer that had been his gift to the world. If I ever found out who had done it, I might sic a werewolf pack on them.


I love how Mercy is so protective of those she loves.



"I'd make you some brownies," I told Tad. "But she's always in my kitchen."


Poor Mercy. Can't even get her normal stress relief. :(



..."better safe than sorry" was my phrase of the day.


After all she's been through this would be my phrase of my life! LOL



"Because at the moment it was the best thing to do," Honey said coolly. "Sometimes the only action you can take leads to more trouble. But she would have considered that when she did it. Mercy is no fool...It is not for you to judge."



"Some of the pack like to forget who you are when Adam isn't around," Honey said softly. "I'll have a discussion with [him]."





"You can trust me not to leave people helpless against a monster. A human monster or a werewolf monster. I don't help bad guys--even if they are someone I thought I liked or felt some loyalty to. Bad guys need to be stopped."

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