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In the years since Athena had slammed her wrath into New Orleans with twin hurricanes, the Novem - nine of the city's oldest and most elite supernaturals - had bought the ruined city and its surrounding land from the US government. New 2 had become a sanctuary for all things paranormal, and an urban legend to those outside its now privately owned borders.
~ The Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters #3) by Kelly Keaton, pg. 4
But no one has said they aren't afraid of me before. None of the students here, none of the teacher, not my mom, not even Master Pirro. Just this girl I barely know. "Why not?" I ask, unsure I want to hear the answer. "You stand between the earth and the sky," she says, echoing my own thoughts. "So do I."
~ The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton, pg. 23
Mason closed her eyes and felt herself grow light as air.
The air flowed into her lungs, her blood sang through her veins. Her hands were still on Fenn's chest, and she could feel the beating of his heart. And then her own...as her heart began to beat along with his.
She was dead. Was dead. And now...
And now she felt more alive than she ever had.
~ Descendant (Starling #2) by Lesley Livingston
"Wait." I placed a hand on his chest. I feel the muscles beneath his shirt and the fast pounding of his heart. "Our kissing styles probably aren't compatible."
"Try me," he whispers, then moves in and places slow, thoughtful little kisses on my lips. I fight the urge to moan. Those little kisses are meant to drive me insane. And they are. Damn him!
~ Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles, Kindle Location 1659 (ARC)