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  • She stopped in the kitchen when she spotted the skillet of scrambled eggs and a pan of biscuits beside it.
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  • Strong warm fingers touched her hand and a palm slid under hers, forcing her hands apart.
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  • I have a mare; and we have a five-year-old mare with a colt, a four year-old filly, and a two-year-old filly... oh, and my mare is going to foal again in January.
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  • They admired the new foal and a few other horses.
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  • "It could be a girl and a boy?" she asked hopefully.
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  • Alondra walked into the room with some tissues and a damp rag.
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  • She went upstairs and changed into Jeans and a fitted blouse.
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  • Maybe they were both a little wrong... and a little right.
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  • Was there room for two car seats and a bumper seat in the back seat of her car?
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  • That sweet chocolate gaze softened and a smile touched the corners of his mouth.
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  • Katie piled the potatoes in another pan and picked it up, along with the knife and a bag of peals.
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  • Anyway, Mom had a brother and a sister.
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  • Sometimes, but it's a long way to a restaurant and a lot of hassle to go.
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  • Pulling gloves and a bag from his pocket, he proceeded to collect the grisly specimen.
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  • Alex divided his attention between a very attentive Destiny and a reserved Carmen.
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  • At any rate, Alex joined forces with his father in the request for a DNA test.
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  • The only business experience she had was the goat dairy, the non-functional farm and a horse ranch that had been in the fetal stage for years.
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  • Headlights flashed on the curtains briefly and a car door slammed.
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  • Candy spilled across the coffee table and a glass bowl was shoved in front of her mouth.
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  • I'll ride back to the house and get my car and a chain.
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  • The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
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  • Her make-up, though she used very little, and a couple of bathing suits.
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  • If you absolutely insist on doing this, at least leave me instructions on how to get there... and a phone number where you can be reached.
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  • Thick dark lashes and a deep tan intensified the blue of his eyes, and his freshly shaven face had attractive angles.
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  • Graceful, coordinated and a pleasure to watch.
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  • She woke to bright sunlight shining through her window and jumped from the bed, tugging on a pair of shorts and a blouse.
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  • The top was clean except for accessories and a few letters standing upright in a sorter.
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  • She grabbed a pen and a notepad, hesitating a second before pulling the top sheet off the notepad.
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  • A sharp pain shot through her ankle and a cry escaped her lips as she dropped back to the ground.
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  • An armadillo stared at them from a rocky ledge as they passed, and a doe and her fawn darted across the trail not more than a hundred yards ahead, disappearing into the brush.
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  • She headed for her room and a little rest before supper.
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  • Thanks, now why don't you get dressed and we'll go out to dinner and a movie or something.
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  • Ahead of her lay college and a possible career in journalism.
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  • It was Yancey, clad in boots, Jeans and a light blue polo shirt.
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  • She had teeth, fingernails and a healthy kick.
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  • The blue ice melted with warmth and a slow smile twisted his lips in an attractive way.
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  • So he thought it was all about Howard and a love interest.
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  • She walked stiffly to the closet, deciding quickly on a pair of blue jeans and a light shirt with a collar that would hide most of her neck.
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  • Roxanne had everything; beauty, a good figure, and a sweet personality.
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  • As they climbed out of the car, a screen door squealed on the front porch and a short stocky man emerged, running a hand through graying hair.
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  • She grabbed her sack of clothes and scrambled into jeans and a sweater.
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  • His arms were folded across his chest and a twinkle was in his eyes.
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  • The highway ahead of them was clear, except for one big truck coming their way... and a car approaching the highway to their right.
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  • Her voice broke and a tear slid down her face.
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  • What can he do out there right now that he couldn't do a month and a half from now.
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  • Sure, if he isn't saddled with a wife and a couple of kids.
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  • Grabbing her canteen and a feed sack, she leaped from the wagon.
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  • Pete's eyes were twinkling as he took his plate and a cup of coffee.
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  • Bordeaux's eyes twinkled and a wry smile tugged at the corner of his mouth.
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  • She was confused and a little annoyed by a growing desire for a more serious relationship.
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  • Someone had a fire going and a pot of coffee on.
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  • One and a half or two if you leave the wagons - and leave tonight.
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  • Each carrying two canteens, a rifle and a lantern, they started off into the long shadows of the sand dunes.
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  • Maybe Pete and the guys had reached Ashley by now and a rescue mission was already under way to get them.
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  • It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
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  • After a nice warm bath and a night's sleep, she stopped in the hotel restaurant to eat breakfast.
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  • He glanced at her and a wry smile twisted his mouth.
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  • That quiet walk home was her chance to relax - that and a good book.
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  • That and a couple dozen others.
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  • When Cade came into the kitchen she placed a cup of hot chocolate and a saucer of cinnamon toast before him.
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  • I started with a few select cows and a good bull.
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  • The lips twitched and a brow quirked.
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  • There is a chest of drawers and a three-quarter bed in the attic.
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  • She launched into an explanation of the truckload of supplies and a description of her new room.
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  • His eyes crinkled and a smile played at the corners of his mouth.
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  • A brother in Maine and a sister in Washington DC.
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  • By the time she brought lunch and a blanket down, he had a large area cleared under the cottonwood tree.
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  • Actually, it could stand a good washing and a paint job, but surely he didn't expect her to do that.
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  • He came through the door, his hands behind him and a smug look on his face.
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  • Cade was beside her, lifting the towel from the hook and a pan from the dish rack.
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  • In a state of deep depression, she stopped by the social services office on the way home and picked up some literature and a form.
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  • Cade's tone was a little startled and a lot amused.
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  • The guy is a story and a half.
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  • Betsy was alone on the porch but as we approached, Martha opened the screen door, her arm around a frail looking man, about five-seven, who wore an off-center toupee and a fragile smile.
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  • The left side of Howie's head was absent hair and a series of three dark scars were visible.
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  • I could see a man and a boy some distance away, pitching hay into a horse drawn wagon.
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  • That's a stretch and a tug.
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  • Look what he dreamt; a woman ironing shirts, a child playing, a cat and a farmer pitching hay.
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  • He rubbed his eyes and a smile broke across his face.
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  • The only businesses I remember are the feed store and a dress shop named McGuire's Clothing.
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  • It has a stain on it and a rip in the arm pit.
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  • Our GPS guided us up and down and around and around for the next hour and a half.
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  • Store fronts interspersed with vacant lots lined one side of the street while the other remained absent of any buildings except a closed gas station and a dollar store.
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  • Most of the store fronts were boarded up and a fifty foot blackened gap separated the two largest structures.
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  • I can't think straight without a bottle on the table and a drink in my hand.
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  • It seemed to me we were all on edge, especially Howie who, aside from a smile and a few words, stayed out of our limited conversations.
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  • As Martha said, I'm able to dial in settings that affect time and a location.
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  • "Besides," Quinn interrupted, "If I tried to set Howie that far back we'd be lucky to get within twenty miles of New Bedford and a couple of days of the killing.
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  • It's a big city and a long time ago but he saw the White House and said he watched Lincoln eat with two men.
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  • Quinn returned with a tray, glasses, beer and a bottle of wine, looking somewhat apologetic.
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  • Saturday ended with one success in four tries, and a sizeable telephone bill.
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  • Betsy printed out Martha's Email and a list of FBI offices around the country.
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  • We had two runaways in a row followed by a location Howie couldn't find and a wake-up interruption from outside noise.
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  • I'm offering you full funding for your endeavor; secure operating quarters, any place of your choice, sizeable salaries for all of you involved and a gift of stock to each that will assure a lifetime income from dividends.
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  • I'm tired of travelling and," she smiled at me and added, "I want a baby and a place to raise her."
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  • We wanted a firm economy, reasonable real estate costs, and a good school system.
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  • It met all our criteria; a stable employment, reasonably priced homes, a state college and a regional hospital.
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  • We had full medical insurance and a pension program.
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  • Four and a half acres contained a barn larger than the LeBlanc's Peabody home, beautiful gardens and plush lawn.
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  • Quinn's settings placed Howie within a block and a half of the hotel.
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  • I've staffed it with an ex San Francisco detective and a few other retired experts.
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  • I can get each of you two sets of ID, birth certificate, passport, driver's license, charge cards and a brief history that will check out.
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  • Jeans, sneakers and a Harvard tee shirt made up her attire.
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  • Yeah, but remember a lot of guys go in the joint and a lot of guys get out.
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  • Once in a while, I'm off duty and a call comes to someone else but I think the tipster person maybe knows my hours, 'cause it's rare another girl has to answer.
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  • They claimed to have done so in the spirit of good will and a desire to protect the privacy of the tipster.
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  • Howie nailed it on the first try, managed to catch a license plate number, and a killer was apprehended in hours.
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  • He was tied to four murders and a dozen rapes.
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  • It is delightful here, smelling of sun-drenched pine and a hint of campfires.
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  • After homemade chicken soup and a grilled cheese sandwiches we returned to the office.
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  • He then left for Boston and a flight that would arrive a few hours after Julie's.
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  • All of us are feeling the pressure plus you have a new baby and a cranky husband who isn't helping you a bit.
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  • After a stroll up town for coffee and a doughnut, I felt it was late enough to try Quinn in California.
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  • Give me an hour or so and a number where I can call you.
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  • Before I could, the door was kicked open I was grabbed about the neck in a strangle hold that gagged me and a knife jabbed upward under my chin!
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  • Next I was shown a photograph of a chubby cheeked man about forty, with short hair and a six o'clock shadow.
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  • Their house was lonely, and a little scary without them.
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  • Now you have Julie, a nice home and a future looking you in the face.
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  • I dropped my women off at the terminal entrance of Logan Airport, amid kisses and a promise to see them in twenty-four hours.
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  • I had a couple of Sam Adams and a roast beef sandwich and arrived at the 30th Street station in Philadelphia just before four o'clock.
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  • I can't say the same for Whiskers and Harry and a lot of you others.
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  • I lined up behind an old fellow whose odor almost caused me to skip the meal entirely but I stuck with it and was rewarded by a tasty bowl of chicken soup and a fresh baked roll.
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  • A few of the gents nodded off but the pastor would quickly bring them back we a raised voice and a fist pound, prompting a hearty Amen.
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  • As for Luke the Fluke, he sounds like John Luke Grasso to a tee and a prime suspect for killing my friend's sister.
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  • More depressing news filled the paper; a drive-by shooting in Dorchester, a knifing at a Boston bus stop and a baby abandoned in a rest room at Logan Airport.
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  • Once aboard my flight I spent the next several hours squeezed between a talkative sailor and a woman with a fussy child.
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  • "There are three'" answered a clerk with an accent from a country I couldn't fine on a map and a name tag that said Pual.
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  • I think my wife, a friend and a young girl are shopping at your mall and I believe they're in danger!
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  • I learned later the facility was the largest between Los Angeles and San Francisco and contained five hundred and ten beds and a fully equipped trauma center.
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  • The woman in there was with my wife and a young child!
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  • I think the man who did it may have taken my wife and a young girl.
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  • All the states in the deep south and a few up north; Michigan, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
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  • I sensed his surprise, and a hint of nervousness.
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  • Unfortunately, you were far more careless calling your tip line and a telephone code was noted and remembered by the operator.
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  • There was a single mattress in one corner and a thin blanket.
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  • He had Papaw's face, with wrinkles around his eyes and a kind smile.
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  • At under five and a half feet, she wasn't sure how she was supposed to find her brother among the people around her.
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  • Several of the rooms on either side were open, revealing couples in various stages of undress, a room with junkies shooting up and potheads lighting up, and a room filled with what looked like people sleeping.
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  • The man was in his prime with silver hair and dark eyes, a handsome face, and a body as muscular as Talon's.
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  • You've done many foolish things, kiri, but stepping between me and a vamp is a first.
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  • I have to, because Damian's going to be gone for another week and a half, and then a lot of bad stuff is about to happen, but whatever.
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  • He returned from the kitchen with tray holding a glass of orange juice, a plate with what looked like homemade granola bars, and a small bowl of sliced apples.
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  • Bianca put on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
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  • A tall, toned woman who looked like she did Pilates for a living stood in the hall in tight black leather pants and a tight pink T-shirt that drew attention to her large breasts.
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  • A slight man with white hair, velvety green eyes, and a fatherly smile stood in the middle of the kitchen.
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  • He'd been a kid when Damian found him and a human when the Schism occurred.
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  • She brought him a plate of warm cookies and a glass of milk.
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  • He took her arm and led her to the couch, retreating to the kitchen for more cookies, water, and a bottle of painkillers.
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  • She pulled on jeans and a sweater, hands shaking as she pulled on socks.
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  • The door was wrenched open, and a man pointed the gun at her.
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  • There's a dryer and a stack of towels next to the shower.
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  • I tagged both with GPS and a speck of C4, so if you lose either, we can blow it up.
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  • This is a nightmare waiting to happen, she said with a sigh and a hot glare at Toni.
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  • "He's a man now and a Natural," he replied.
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  • It was a man too familiar to be a stranger, with beautiful purple eyes, a small frame, and a face without emotion.
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  • Sean brought her a bowl of thick beef stew, soda bread, and a Coke.
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  • With nothing but her troubled thoughts, the cold rain, and a lonely room in the bed and breakfast down the road, she didn't feel like leaving just yet.
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  • The butler opened it when she approached, and a maid stood waiting to take her coat.
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  • The man before her looked pretty human himself, with beautiful brown eyes and a body unlike any she'd seen before.
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  • A fist caught Jule in the mouth and a kick sent him sprawling.
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  • It contained a name and a phone number.
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  • A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.
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  • I'll be gone in three and a half weeks.
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  • Only two forms and a body draped in black remained on the cliff side.
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  • Fog coated the ocean, and a cold, moist wind made her eyes water.
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  • The pot-bellied stove crackled with burning wood, and a light in the corner made the cottage feel even cozier.
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  • Her green eyes pierced him to the core, and a light flush spread across her skin.
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  • My kind always thought there was a way to reopen that gateway, and a few days ago, the gateway ruptured.
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  • That he was an Original Being who had chosen to stay with Damian and a woman long since dead.
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  • Her hair glowed as if it were on fire, and she floated, her slender form clad in simple leggings and a tunic.
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  • Jenn lowered her hands and strode to the small collection of her things: a towel for the gym, a bottle of water, and a backpack filled with the weapons Jonny had given her when they returned a couple hours ago from Ireland.
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  • Light poured in from a large window, and a fan overhead made the curtains flutter.
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  • He tugged her hand, and she followed him out of the library and through the sprawling house and a large kitchen to the back door.
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  • A shapely woman with curly dark brown hair leaned against the railing of a paddock between the house and a large outer building.
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  • He was not a pretty boy but a man with rugged, bad-boy beauty and a slow sensuality about his movement that made her heart skip a beat despite her pain.
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  • Rainy, a brooding Guardian with striking green eyes and a shock of dark hair, was his youngest station chief at a youthful two thousand years old.
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  • I'll arrange for evacs and a clean-up crew.
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  • She wore jeans and a T-shirt, and her blonde hair fanned out over a pillow.
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  • She snagged a jar of Jif and a spoon, retreating to her library.
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  • He retrieved a jar from the small refrigerator and laid it next to a surgical knife, a large rubber tube, and a huge syringe.
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  • Jilian and a few other vamps were down the hall and turned as the stone wall caved.
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  • Han stayed with her, not moving until two Guardians—a raven-haired man with a quick smile and a brooding blond—approached.
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  • "Ikira, I'm honored," the dark-haired man said with a bow and a thick Spanish accent.
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  • "I bet you won't make it another day and a half," he said.
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  • Usually when he awoke with a hard-on and a woman in his bed, what happened next was pretty straightforward.
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  • As he spoke, memories streamed through his mind, memories of the universe before the Schism and afterwards, when he and a few others were cast alone onto earth.
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  • His slain brother's wife had always been a painful sight for him, the reminder of his brother and a happier time before the Schism.
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  • She looked decent in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
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  • The wing housed an indoor basketball court, indoor pool, a small game room, and a huge theatre room where music blared from some action movie.
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  • Three men stood in the main foyer, two in the same shade of brown as her bodyguard and a striking man in designer jeans and an expensive sweater.
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  • He wore a white shirt and snug tuxedo pants that outlined long, thick thighs and a tight ass.
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  • It wrenched open, and a man in a black trench coat Damian's size looked her over once.
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  • The door opened, and a different, blond man looked them over before stepping back.
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  • They all froze, and a look of surprise crossed Rainy's stormy features.
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  • It'd been only a week and a half since she ventured into this new world, but she felt strangely exposed without Pierre with her.
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  • Doubtful the model's clothes would fit, Sofia moved deeper into the bathroom to dress in jeans too long for her petite frame and a t-shirt too snug to be comfortable.
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  • The blond deity with multi-hued eyes and a quick smile was dressed for a dressage event, complete with helmet and crop.
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  • He hadn't killed her, because of the bonds and a deal she made without knowing how important it was.
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  • "How do you survive a life and a world that's so … foreign?" she rested her temple against her knee.
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  • Stars and a half moon were bright, the sound of the ocean comforting.
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  • She was dressed comfortably in jeans and a light sweater.
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  • Gabriel gave me space and a choice.
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  • There was passion and a deep longing she innately understood only she was able to fill.
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  • He wore jeans and a t-shirt that outlined his lean frame.
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  • They've got a bottle of wine and a blanket.
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  • She possessed a head of coal black hair, tied in a single braid that extended below her waist, dark eyes, and a smile that lit up the room.
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  • Fred O'Connor was off to the post office, but before leaving, he ceremoniously presented Martha with thirty dollars and a smothering hug.
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  • While Paul was dressed in jeans and a golf shirt, brother Joseph—never "Joe"—sat stiffly in creased slacks and dress shirt.
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  • After eleven pairs of shoes, two stray dogs who gave up on me, and a girl friend who skipped off with a coal truck driver in West Virginia, here I am.
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  • "No. I guess she's just a natural-born bitch," he muttered, earning a frown from Cynthia and a smile from Martha.
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  • Finally Fred O'Connor withdrew a crumpled dollar bill from his antiquated change purse and a fountain pen from his jacket pocket.
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  • There was a hint of a smile and a roll of her eyes at Fred's pun.
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  • All four Dawkinses joined the showing, which grew to include a widow from Texas, an Illinois couple with a sixyear-old and a handholding pair of seventy-something's with different last names.
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  • He's a personable young man and a whale of a basketball player.
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  • Joe was a no-nonsense long-haul truck driver and a do-or-die baseball fan.
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  • In Joe's eyes, the sun rose and set on his eldest daughter Jen, who was a super achiever, pretty as spring, and a delight to be around.
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  • He was off with a jog and a wave, leaving the Deans in front of Bird Song.
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  • Dean and his wife joined the group, followed by Brandon Westlake, Pumpkin Green, and a newly arrived Midwesterner named Hank.
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  • But here was twenty-year-old Randy Byrne, at the threshold of life, batting .362 with seventeen home runs, a slew of RBI's, and a glove that could stop a freight train, being offered the world!
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  • Once we have a sheriff's salary coming in, maybe we can add a little to their budget—until they get settled.
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  • The Dawkinses, back to being cautiously nice to each other, were dressed for business—another necktie and nylons day, according to Paulette—scheduled for a group visit to their attorney and a realtor.
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  • "It always amazes me," Cynthia said with a sigh and a smile, "when we leave the pavement, it's an entirely different world.
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  • Dean's question was met with a smile and a kindergarten finger to Fred's shushing lips.
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  • Well, now that you have a time frame and a first name, that's a start.
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  • It was like he had a check list of what parents were supposed to do, and he filled in all the little blocks—middle-class home, straight teeth, and a college education—figured that was the extent of his obligations to us.
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  • Not that I'm rich, at least not by most standards, but I was the only heir to grandmother Radisson and a great-aunt.
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  • The woman owned the variety store and was never without a smile and a good word.
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  • He's got a float and a slew of balloons!
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  • "Here," said Mrs. Worthington, shoving a bucket of hard candy in one of Dean's hands and a cluster of strung beads in the other.
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  • What are the odds of her meeting this guy and being the daughter of his mine manager from twenty years earlier and a thousand miles away?
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  • They gathered ponchos and a blanket, just in case afternoon showers arrived a bit early.
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  • Jennifer Radisson had changed to jeans and a sweatshirt advertising Ouray, and carried a day pack slung over her shoulder.
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  • She reached over, extending her hand to Cynthia, a wide smile on her face and a little kid look that said she was absolutely thrilled at the prospect of the upcoming trip.
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  • The trail left by the falling vehicle reappeared, a tear in the earth, and a piece of unrecognizable metal.
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  • "He was a thief and a scoundrel," Harold added.
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  • Ralph's been dead for years and a son runs the business now.
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  • You outsize my wife by a foot and a hundred pounds.
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  • She was in jeans and a man's dress shirt, her most unrevealing outfit to date.
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  • He pinched me for obstructing justice and a whole bunch of stuff.
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  • Maybe that Ridley Pearson mystery I'm working on and a tooth brush.
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  • By the time he was on line, introductions were over and a male voice was discussing the search for Patsy Boyd and Martha.
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  • A corner table was overturned, a lamp smashed, and a bottle of vodka broken against the wall.
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  • If something even more untoward than what the scene implied had actually occurred last evening, Dean would find himself squeezed between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
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  • Fred returned part way through the recital, and after a greeting and a handshake, retired to the back room with Kathleen the jailer to fill out paper work for his release.
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  • "Got more important responsibilities now," he said as he offered Melissa a chair and a breakfast roll.
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  • She choked back something between a laugh and a sob.
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  • Deidre managed to pull them on and then went back to the wardrobe, selecting the softest sweater and a pair of jeans.
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  • They soon reached an area where the street was sectioned off, and a line of white-topped tents lined the street.
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  • She made it through two and a half of the dinner-plate sized confections before she grimaced.
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  • Amused, he dropped the sweater into the bag, grabbed a few more and a pair jeans.
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  • Narrow shoulders, rounded hips and a petite frame were distinctly feminine.
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  • Harmony and a few others.
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  • A way to make Gabriel my mate and a way to prevent Darkyn from destroying everything.
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  • He wore jeans and a snug t-shirt that outlined his muscular frame.
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  • The female dealer was in her bra and a soaked pair of pants.
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  • Her own body burned with emotions she couldn't control: love, happiness, and a hunger so deep, she thought she'd die before he sated her.
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  • Still wearing the garb of Hell, Darkyn's mate was sporting fangs with her pink hair and a heavy sultriness that made Deidre look twice.
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  • At their inquiry, Lori informed them that she had a home and a job in California near her sister, and that she was on vacation.
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  • Spooning eggs into a plate for Jonathan and a bowl for Destiny, she returned the pan to the stovetop.
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  • What a shame his father saw only a deformed arm and a financial burden.
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  • When his warm lips pressed against the soft area behind her ear, she abandoned the knife and turned around, expecting to see a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his lips.
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  • I'll get Bill and a few guys.
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  • She had removed the sides of the shelter a few weeks ago for the summer so they would have fresh air and a breeze as well.
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  • They only had 4 does and a buck, but that was enough to provide them with all the rabbit meat they could use.
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  • His eyes twinkled with mirth as he gazed down at her and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
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  • All of them screamed, and a frantic backward glance revealed the back window shattered and ready to fall in.
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  • She had a scab on her forehead over her left eye and a bruise on her cheek.
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  • Taking a small tablet and a pencil from her purse, she put them in front of him.
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  • The next morning she brought him a larger tablet and a padded lap desk.
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  • If a woman says no and a man does it anyway, isn't that rape?
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  • After getting them each a cup of coffee and a piece of the cherry pie she had made the day before, she sat down at the table with them.
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  • His brown hair was tousled from the ocean breeze, and he was dressed in jeans and a loose shirt fastened across the golden skin of his chest by one button.
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  • It contained three items: a tarnished ring, a soul and a delicate silver necklace with a compass on the end.
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  • We're watching, but it's not easy balancing the Council, demons and a pregnant mate.
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  • Like, hooking up with a stranger at a bar like they did in movies and a few sex positions she'd been subtly trying to talk him into.
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  • He caught her wrist, and a strange energy moved up her arm.
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  • He found a strange woman with pink hair and a blue face, sprawled on the beach, staring at the sky with a childlike fascination.
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  • Like all the brothers on the Council That Was Seven, he had the same father and a different mother.
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  • Curly brown hair was pulled into a ponytail, and she wore jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt that was tight over her swollen belly.
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  • That he'd grown a little more thoughtful and a little less reactive in how he handled adversity impressed Gabe.
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  • Dressed in jeans and a tank top, she plopped onto the beach then hopped up.
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  • Tamer dropped onto his knees and held out two compasses: the original and a second without the wear of time around its edges.
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  • He needed a razor and a trench coat to begin feeling normal again.
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  • Her petite, shapely body was clothed in jeans and a tank top.
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  • Her room was tiny, barely fitting a twin-sized bed and a small, wooden dresser.
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  • Handsome and lean, he wore slacks and a collared shirt left open at the neck with the long sleeve meticulously rolled in a faux casual style.
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  • She was more casually dressed in leggings, knee-high boots and a shirt that fell to mid-hip.
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  • She suspected he came from money, and a glance around confirmed it.
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  • He wore khakis and a short-sleeved shirt.
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  • Toby stood beside a plainly pregnant young woman with blue eyes and a tattoo across her neck that resembled the one on Deidre's back in color and otherworldly script.
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  • He leaned back, and a recessed, marble ceiling came into view.
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  • It grabbed her, and a small part of her recognized Gabriel.
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  • He opened the top drawer and withdrew a key chain with a couple of keys and a tag.
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  • Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, he resembled a college student on break.
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  • Definitely some advice from someone who understood make-up better and a real hair stylist who could figure out how to un-pink hair.
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  • He had the right people helping him, a mate who reluctantly agreed to his plan to help her, a better understanding of when to break the Code and a plan to repair all that was broken within his domain on the mortal realm.
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  • Still cold from the chilly beach, she went up to her room and changed into jeans and a sweater.
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  • I love a chase and a fight, but the chances of me forgetting not to dull the pain increase if you resist.
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  • At close to seven feet with eyes and hair blacker than night and a permanent scowl, he was what most expected Death to look like.
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  • Gabriel wondered if even a mate and a second chance could help him.
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  • The waiting room consisted of two chairs, an empty magazine rack, and a potted plant in the corner.
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  • The kid was adorable, with dark eyes and hair, sun-kissed skin, and a round face.
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  • A car approached, and a window lowered.
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  • There were biographical forms and consent forms she hadn't really read, all signed in a loopy, angry signature, and a copy of Toby's birth certificate.
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  • Something warm touched her back, and a jolt of hot electricity made her sit upright.
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  • She'd done research on the drugs; they were antipsychotics, anti-anxiety pills and a bunch of other fun drugs.
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  • He was muscular and tall, clothed in dark jeans, a snug grey T-shirt that hugged his biceps and stretched across his chest and back and then sagged at his slender torso and hips, and a round black medallion that fell from his T-shirt as he leaned over her.
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  • The boom of thunder and a bright glare made her eyes open.
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  • The human was a female, and a young one.
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  • She awoke on the lower bunk bed in a prison cell with no windows and a tiny metal toilet and sink.
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  • She nearly leapt past her escort when he entered the banquet hall, the scents of roasted meat and a million other things making her stomach roar.
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  • She ate two more of the sugar cubes and a water cube, eyes lingering on the bloody mess that was her jumper in the corner.
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  • Rhyn snatched her into the darkness, and a familiar fog appeared around her.
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  • He was taller than average, over six and a half feet, built like a rock with wide shoulders and tapered abdomen and hips beneath a jumpsuit similar to those worn by the prisoners.
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  • There were several small vehicles, several more men with donkeys, and a slew of boats departing the harbor for the morning catch.
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  • Just a road leading to the small parking area and a closed ticket booth for the ferry.
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  • Katie returned, tossing the sleeping bag and a small shaving bag filled with basics on one bunk.
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  • Katie snatched the shaving bag and a towel, stalking to the bathroom.
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  • He looked like any normal nerdy American with big glasses and a scrawny frame.
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  • There were two beds in the room and a single bathroom off to one side along with a small living area.
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  • Five cups of coffee later and a full Irish breakfast --without the blood pudding --settling in her stomach, she still couldn't shake the throb.
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  • clothing, finding a pair of jeans, another pair of cargo pants, a scarf, and a few shirts.
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  • He steadied her with one hand, and a second later the cool dampness of the shadow world swallowed her.
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  • The hallway led into an open area with one car in the large parking lot and a medieval stone wall and turrets surrounding the entire hacienda.
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  • The woman led her straight into a small cafeteria with rustic tables and benches, an open fireplace, and a sagging buffet table along one wall.
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  • He wore all black, though he was dressed more simply than she'd seen him, in dark jeans and a black long-sleeved T-shirt and heavy boots.
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  • They crossed through a common area with a kitchenette and large, flat-screen TV, past a gym, a library, and a few other common rooms, and into the barracks area, which bustled with activity.
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  • Then she grabbed her shower gear, sandals, and a plush towel and headed to the showers.
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  • Jade was there, another man with Kris's eyes but whom she didn't recognize, and a fifth man.
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  • The windows all faced east, over another valley, and a terrace was decorated with dainty iron-scrolled chairs.
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  • Opposite the living room was a massive bathroom with marble floors, a Jacuzzi, small sauna, and a large shower with multiple shower heads.
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  • She dozed in the car during the forty-five-minute drive into northern Virginia, where her sister's fiancé owned a mansion secreted behind towering shrubbery and a gate that swung open to welcome her.
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  • Hannah's eyes widened, and she rose, angling her past the butler and a maid dusting a painting to the second floor.
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  • The svelte model wore towering boots and a one- piece cat suit that left nothing to the imagination.
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  • Her body was still exhausted from Kris's attack and a day spent with Hannah and her friends.
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  • He stripped off his clothing and changed into what Gabriel told him was normal for this place: jeans and a sweater.
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  • Her mate, Rhyn, stood in heavy boots, running pants, and a tank top.
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  • A stone cottage up the road was the only sign of inhabitation, and a herd of sheep raised their heads as he neared.
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  • Gabriel.s small cottage was lit by a single candle that cast light on a collection of weapons along one wall and a few books on a bookshelf on another.
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  • She met his gaze and held it, her pupils dilating and a faint flush spreading across her features.
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  • Women were packed even in the luxurious bathrooms with their sitting areas decorated with couches and a gilded fountain.
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  • Tamer emerged from Kris's chamber into the hallway first, armed with a scythe and a bo, while Erik followed with a long sword.
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  • Kiki trailed with nothing more than his iPad and a long knife.
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  • Kris and a few of his Immortals were surrounded in the middle of the park while demons darted from the forest to attack pockets of Immortals.
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  • You need some rest and a shower.
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  • A waist-high bathtub and a round disc serving as an alien toilet, also waist-high, were on one wall.
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  • The man she just passed was a foot taller than Romas and one and a half times as wide.
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  • A man and a woman in their prime stood before them, and the light murmuring of the crowd hushed.
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  • The man beside her had dark blond hair, serious brown eyes in a chiseled face, and a form as fit as his son's.
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  • One of the doors opened as she passed, and a couple emerged.
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  • His lifemate was tiny, standing a full head shorter than the average woman and a head and shoulders shorter than him.
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  • Even his youngest sister was composed and respectful of her place and a warrior's needs and expectations.
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  • There were rows of grey chairs and several white benches in the rear, a handful of tables next to yawning windows, and a wall of what looked like constellation maps.
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  • The video game showed two holograms at once, a space battle and a land battle.
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  • She interacted daily with the warrior members of her husband's family, but she'd never seen one quite like this, with soulful, ancient intelligence in his black gaze and a predatory walk.
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  • Another was hunch-backed and dressed in heavy robes despite the heat of the day, and a third man barely taller than her had white irises and silvering hair.
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  • It was the intense, fierce look of a leader and a warrior, and she was surprised to note a difference in the way he regarded her not more than an hour ago.
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  • A'Ran appeared none the worse for the session, but she was ready for a hot bath and a nap.
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  • He was much older with a full head of silver hair, a similar shade of dark eyes, and a lean build.
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  • You can be a man, a ruler, and a battle commander, A'Ran.
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  • She braced herself for a refusal and a fight.
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  • One and a half times what we have now.
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  • The next nearest is on the moon and a logistical nightmare.
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  • The top opened of its own volition, revealing an aged stone dagger with dulled edges and a chipped stone hilt.
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  • "I'm four and a half months pregnant and wondering if I'm better off here," Evelyn said, a troubled look crossing her features.
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  • She recognized Romas and his father, two other Council members with Jetr, and a few more strangers.
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  • The craft door opened, and a figure strode out.
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  • This floor, bisected by a hall and stairs, contained a living room or parlor on the right, or southern side, and a dining room and kitchen on the left, with the Deans' private quarters, a sitting room-office combination and bedroom, located in the rear.
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  • The town of Ouray, while only a century and a quarter old, was rich in history and Fred O'Connor, together with a cadre of widows with similar interests, spent many hours reading Ouray's old newspapers and written accounts.
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  • Two ladies are flying all the way from Boston to buy some old underwear, a yellow dress and a bunch of junk?
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  • That's a stretch and a half, Fred.
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  • A second trip to her rental car for a computer, two briefcases and a box of papers confirmed the wisdom of his choice of the larger room.
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  • The second earliest dated letter expressed sorrow that the wedding could not take place in Boston and a gift was being shipped separately.
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  • She was a do-gooder and a society lady, married a minister.
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  • There followed a long pause, followed by an abrupt thank-you and a dial tone.
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  • I didn't get to first base but you've got a spiffy uniform and a shiny badge.
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  • His wife Annie was dour and a bit on the chunky side.
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  • This didn't faze Martha in the least as she alighted from the jeep, with a wave and a thanks.
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  • It's as safe as watching TV and a darned sight more fun.
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  • Plus, you got a comb and brush and a notebook full of who knows what.
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  • He was carrying his rolled up pajamas and a toothbrush.
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  • He gave him a smile and a poke and Donnie's anxiety seemed to melt away.
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  • He always made sure one of the adults was close by, but his youth and a natural sense of balance helped him to catch on to the sport quickly.
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  • The two men first boarded chair lift number ten and ten and a half minutes later were eighteen hundred feet higher than Fred and Donnie, at nearly eleven thousand feet elevation.
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  • The three north-side second floor rooms contained Fred, Gladys Turnbull and a pretty female climber named Penny.
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  • He announced to Dean he had answered the door and a customer was waiting.
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  • Edith Shipton's jaw dropped and a panicked look spread across her white face.
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  • Here, easy accessibility, great ice in a deep, narrow gorge, facilities close by and a park run by people who understood the sport and emphasized safety, made for an ideal package.
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  • In addition to the storage buildings, he owns an insurance agency, a bank and a bunch of commercial real estate.
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  • Gladys, bedecked in an orange caftan and a fox fur jacket, smiled a knowing smile to Cynthia and was gone.
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  • "She was a prostitute," Effie said, and a slow smile crossed her face.
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  • Shadows danced in tune with a slight breeze from the inch of open window and a sentinel pine tree beyond.
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  • Nothing like a restful stay in the sticks and a good night's sleep to freshen you up, eh?
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  • Most days, only the forgetful owner, this newly hired cleaning girl called Annie and a standoffish tabby are in residence.
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  • There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.
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  • She wore silk pajamas and a woolen sweater.
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  • She had visited him in Ouray, nearly a year and a half before, while he was recuperating from a gunshot wound.
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  • There remained a second rope, various books on the sport of ice climbing and a few pitons.
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  • There's a lot to do around here with Janet AWOL and a bunch of newly empty rooms.
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  • The local vehicles that passed him invariable gave him a wave and a wide berth.
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  • The two fixed lunch—a tuna salad sandwich for Dean and a bowl of soup for Fred.
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  • They were all gathered, either in Edith's room or nearby in the hall—Corday, Fitzgerald and a number of uniforms who seemed to come and go.
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  • He assumed it was Fred, with a tray of food and a peck of good intentions, but just now, even his stepfather was not a welcome visitor.
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  • He was holding court with Fred O'Connor in the parlor, a plate of potato chips and a tuna salad sandwich on his ample lap.
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  • The caller was a stutterer who wanted information on summer rates and a detailed description of the area.
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  • They fit together as nice as hot apple pie and a scoop of cold ice cream.
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  • But Gladys was delighted and after a night, ostensibly in adjoining rooms, the pair were off, with giggles and tears and a proud pronouncement that Arlen had agreed to present all seven volumes of Belfair and her galactic cohorts to the waiting world of letters—in paperback form.
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  • The following weekend, two and a half weeks after Edith's death, Penny and Mick returned to bird Song for a couple of days of ice climbing, a further reminder of the ice park incident.
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  • Fred reached in his shirt pocket and with a smile and a flourish, held out a check.
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  • There was a sense of cold and the ooze of blood filling his boot, and a reeling wave of lightheadedness, but little pain.
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  • It's a bit confusing and a lot of it's speculation on my part, but bear with me and I think I have enough of the answers to make some sense of what happened.
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  • With a chuckle and a deep breath of crisp, clear air, he mused, Today would be perfect, were it not for the human locked in the basement.
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  • He conferred with the other five, then left the chamber for a few moments, returning with a goblet and a knife.
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  • He wore black jeans, a dark gray Versace silk sport shirt with the cuffs rolled up, and a pair of A. Testoni loafers.
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  • Listen, I know I'm not any good at these affairs of the heart, but I am a man, and a man needs time to sit on things before he figures out where his head is at.
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  • Find a hunky tennis pro for you and a mindless, leggy wench for me.
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  • The shopkeeper pulled out a dark blue Jay Kos and a grey Armani.
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  • Can we please stop playing twenty questions and just tell me what you've been doing for the last two and a half hours?
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  • The music room had raised panel cherry walls and a coffered ceiling with intricately carved beams.
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  • He had two brothers and a sister.
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  • Throwing on some jeans, a T-shirt and a pair of Nikes, he decided to take a walk, but first, he would check on Sarah.
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  • What do you call deceiving me for two and a half months?
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  • I have to drink a real lot to get a hangover, so, with no downsides and a whole lot of up, why wouldn't I drink to my heart's content, plus it tastes awesome and warms my soul.
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  • It consisted of a restaurant area, a large serpentine shaped bar and another room off to the side with two pool tables and a jukebox.
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  • She wore a silk blouse, Jimmy Choo's and a pencil skirt with a slit up the side, which gave just a glimpse of leg that went on forever.
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  • The hair on the back of his neck bristled and a shiver coursed down his spine.
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  • Jackson stood with his glasses and a Cheshire cat grin.
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  • It sat on a table, and behind it were two easels and a stool.
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  • Jackson poured a drink and a glass of blood, then sat at the board.
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  • A bar stood in one corner and a buffet table in another.
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  • She carried an overnight bag and a large artist's portfolio.
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  • I will get you some blood and a drink.
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  • He went to get some blood and a drink, no bottle, just a glass.
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  • She went to a cabinet and returned with a metal tray and a knife.
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  • She returned with a bottle and a glass.
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  • He found it both amusing and a bit disconcerting that both Sidwell women's initial reaction was to castrate him.
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  • Blue eyes sparkled like sapphires in her round face, and a dimple danced at the corner of her generous mouth.
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  • Two hoofs and a nose should be the proper presentation.
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  • He was lean, with broad shoulders, narrow hips and a flat abdomen.
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  • It depends on heredity, what you feed them, time of the year and a lot of other factors.
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  • He was rewarded with an adoring smile from Katie and a chuckle from Josh.
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  • Thunder rumbled again and a cold drop of rain gnawed at the mud on her cheek.
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  • Those factors went together like sulfur and a spark.
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  • There was certainly nothing here to hold him, and a little country hick would be the last female he would consider seriously.
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  • And then the bitterness was gone from his eyes, leaving only the sweetness... and a touch of something else.
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  • Her idea of selecting the right fork brought to mind the choice between a table fork and a pitchfork.
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  • A cup of hot coffee and a nap - then she would feel better.
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  • Hands urged her back to the bed, and a masculine voice whispered.
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  • Somewhere in the distance a meadowlark began its melodic whistle, and a hen sang industriously up by the house.
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  • A light wind whispered across the grass and a cloud drifted over, blocking the sun from her face.
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  • Slowly a twinkle started in his eyes and a smile plucked at the corners of his mouth.
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  • The dark gaze softened and a smile played at the corners of his mouth.
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  • Her lip quivered and a sob threatened to choke off her voice.
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  • Once inside the barn, she grabbed the pitchfork and a flashlight and then darted out the barn door, screaming at the top of her lungs.
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  • Outside the circle of light lay a small form, and a sweep of the flashlight revealed fur with copper highlights.
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  • The room was large, with a hardwood floor and a huge fireplace.
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  • Then he led her out patio doors through a small courtyard, down steps and a concrete walkway to a tidy barn.
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  • She was mostly white with freckles across her haunches and a few spots on her neck and chest.
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  • During exercises, the government's premier contingency operations compound in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee was populated only by maintenance crews and a few relaxed guards.
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  • It was not likely for the paths of a soldier and a member of the political elite to cross paths, but he was the closest thing she had ever had to a friend since leaving her home at the age of four.
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  • With a boom and a crunch, it folded in a cloud of smoke.
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  • There was no running water, no food supplies, no energy whatsoever, just a deteriorating building with a score of insurgents and a small black box.
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  • It's marked with biohazard signs and a serial.
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  • She was a fed, and a powerful one if she held the keys to the government's secret emerops facilities.
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  • General Greene was the first to recommend his removal, and a voice in her mind whispered that maybe Arnie had figured something out he shouldn't have, too.
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  • His battle suit was rolled to his elbows, revealing roped forearms and a Thomas Jefferson quote tattooed on his inner forearm.
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  • She was down to her underwear and a T-shirt.
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  • It resembled a studio apartment with a real bed and dresser, a restroom cordoned off by opaque curtains in one corner, a small study where he kept his war docs, a kitchenette, rugs, and a small living area.
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  • He prepped bandages for her wrist, a bowl and washcloth, and a smaller version of the doc's med-gun, loading it with enough painkiller to knock her out.
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  • He tossed her micro, pills, and a vault half the size of his hand on the pillows near him.
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  • He slept on his stomach, his arms folded beneath his head, and a sheet covering him from the waist down.
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  • Bodies and a whole lot of that.
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  • We think General Greene and a few others got away.
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  • The suite was small and comfortable with a small living area, utility area with lockers, and a door leading to a bedroom with its own bathroom.
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  • He was bigger than Brady by a head and one and a half times as wide.
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  • She watched him enter a code and a countdown begin, and guessed he was destroying the comms center.
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  • Aside from her bed, wardrobe, and a couch, there was nothing else in the apartment.
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  • The emerops facility was across a field and a road then down a few blocks in the ghost town that was the city of Randolph on the eastern shores of the Mississippi.
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