• Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) Angel of Darkness (The Fallen #1)

    ‘Well? What have you been doing? I would like a great-granddaughter, please.’

    He looked down at his shirt and saw the ice cream had spilled all over it.As Daddy started driving, Jax tried scooping the white ice cream mixed with red drops on his shirt into his mouth. He thought that if he ate enough, the ants would crawl out of his eyes and go back to his stomach, and then he would be able to see better. But after a few gulps, he realized he couldn’t eat anymore. The ice cream tasted like metal.

    Halo: The Fall of Reach (Halo #1)

    It made him want to cry even more. He bit his lip harder and balled his fists into his shorts. His eyes felt stingy and wet, but he wouldn’t let the tears come down. He wasn’t going to blink. He wasn’t going to disappoint Daddy and make him angry again.Crying would just make it worse.The bikers had stopped fighting and turned their attention toward the source of the whistling—the man who had gotten out of the black Cadillac.

    A Beautiful Funeral (The Maddox Brothers #5)

    The man had wild shoulder-length hair, grayed with streaks of white. The maroon shirt he wore was unbuttoned, and beneath it was a stained beater that protruded a bit over his belt. His jeans looked worn. His face had bags and deep lines; he looked like he was past his forties, but despite his age, there was something about him that was striking. I couldn’t put my finger on it.The man began walking over. "What's going on here?" he asked in a deep voice. His words lacked any trace of uncertainty, his question more like a command than an answer.

    I looked at Jax. His brows were knitted together tightly, his eyes were wide, and his mouth was a thin line. He looked shocked, anguished even, as if he recognized the man coming toward us, and that the man was a ghost. A sudden dread coiled in my stomach.

    The streetlamp began to flicker, casting menacing shadows along the empty street. With each step closer the man took toward us, it felt like the night air was getting thicker.We walked over to my room and sat down on my bed. Once we were settled, I took a deep breath and started. I wasn’t really sick the past few days.

    Really? I saw you though. You looked white as a ghost.I didn’t feel good, but I wasn’t really sick.

    The Opportunist (Love Me with Lies #1)

    Her eyes narrowed. I’m confused.I pressed my lips together. It was so hard to talk about something that upset me so much, even to my best friend. My stepfather sent me a letter a few days ago, I said, choking on the last couple words. Tears were welling up in my eyes again.

    Daniela watched me blankly for several seconds before realization appeared to click in and her jaw dropped. Oh my god, you mean the one in jail?I don’t have any others.

    She shook her head, bug-eyed. But how? Is he allowed to do that?I thought of my aunt’s anger when I had told her about the letter earlier that morning. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter, I guess. It happened.

    I told her about the letter and cried into her shoulder. Why did this have to happen now?After I’d calmed down I told her about my conversation with my aunt. Daniela listened attentively, her face wrinkled in thought.

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