By Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Sharon Shinn
Stories of alpha angels...from 4 alpha authors.
They jump during the evening, unearthly creatures of legends and lore. 4 masters of city fable and paranormal romance discover the rapture of the heavens above, and the darkness lower than in 4 all-new tales of angels and guardians, and sturdy and evil.
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And still the sound continued, the man coming up the stairs. He was walking in the slowest pos- 33 Miranda July sible way. He seemed to have all the time in the world for this, my God, did he have time. I have never taken such care with anything. That is my problem with life, I rush through it, like I' m being chased. Even things whose whole point is slowness, like drinking relaxing tea. When I drink relaxing tea, I suck it down as if I' m in a contest for who can drink relaxing tea the quickest.
Down Effie Street. Why didn't you stop him? He was going so fast, it took me a moment to realize it was him. It was Potato? 27 Miranda July Yeah. Was he inj ured? No, he looked happy. Happy? He was terrified. As soon as she said this, I thought of how fast he was run ning and understood she was right. He was running in blind panic, in terror. A teenage Filipino boy walked up to the car and j ust stood there, the way people do when disaster strikes. We ignored him. He went that way? Yeah, but that was at least ten minutes ago.
I am not fit, but I have a naturally fast metabolism, so I am skinny. Except for my stomach. Blanca came in and out of my life over the next few weeks, but she never came in far enough for me to see her. I failed to meet her in so many different ways that I began to know her anyway. I knew the qualities of her particular absence. I dressed up for it. I wore a suit that I had never got ten the hang of in the seventies, but now it felt all right. It's an unusual suit because it's light beige, almost off-white.
Angels of Darkness by Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Sharon Shinn