Thursday Quotables: Archetype


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!


Archetype by M. D. Waters
Release date: February 6, 2014

His lips part to say something, but I cannot wait any longer. I kiss him. He does not stop it, but his hands hover over my cheeks as if debating it. Finally — finally — his hands tighten on either side of my head and his return kiss is desperate. This kiss feels as if it is my first breath after a lifetime of being forced to hold it. I want to cry and laugh and scream and claw and crawl inside him. I do not care that I do not understand what has happened, because nothing matters more than being with him in this moment. Holding him. Feeling him. Tasting him.

Wow. Steamy, right?

Happy book birthday to Archetype! Be sure to check out my review of this smart, sexy, and altogether mesmerizing new science fiction novel!

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Leave your link in the comments — or, if you have a quote to share but not a blog post, you can leave your quote in the comments too!
  • Visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables, and have fun!

4 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Archetype

    • Oh, I hope you do jump in! I’d love to see what you choose. I loved this passage — and I was so surprised to come across something so wonderfully passionate in a science fiction thriller! (Granted, the romantic entanglements are a big part of the plot, but still…)

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