Quotes from Fatal Shadows

Josh Lanyon ·  232 pages

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“Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Drink your coffee -- people in Africa are sleeping.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“And yet there was something about his strength, his arrogance, his sheer size that got under my skin. He probably couldn't even spell vanilla. He was probably selfish in the sack. Probably selfish and greedy and...unsophisticated. And hung like a horse.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“He was probably selfish in the sack. Probably selfish and greedy and...unsophisticated. And hung like a horse.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Have I ever told you, you look like Monty Clift? he inquired in a deep, seductive voice.

Before or after the accident?”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows



“Hey, its not much of a closet is it?"
"No. Its not. I don't like closets. Life's to short to spend hiding in the dark.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“And why is it the best looking ones are always straight?”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“You're kind of a smart ass when you're not flat on your face.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Cops before breakfast. Before coffee even. As if Mondays weren't bad enough.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“I dug out the powder blue cashmere cardigan my mother Lisa gave me the Christmas before last, pulled on my oldest, softest Levi’s. Comfort clothes; the next best thing to a hug from a warm, living body. Lately there had been a shortage of hugs in my life. Lately there had been a shortage of warm, living bodies.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows



“...do you have someone you can stay with? Hell, stay with your mother. The Pentagon doesn’t have the security system she’s got.”

I really would rather die. “I’m not putting my mother in the path of a serial killer. Thanks for the thought.”

“God help the serial killer who tackles your mother,” Riordan muttered.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Just shut up and listen.”
“Well since you ask so nicely….”
There was silence. I listened. He didn’t say anything.
“Are we communicating through the Psychic Hotline or what?”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“You don't look so hot, Adrien."
"Yeah, well I'm having a bad heart day."
His upper lip curled in a semblance of a smile. "Tell me about it.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Everything a gay man does makes a political statement. Everything matters: where you bank, where you shop, where you eat. When you hold your lover’s hand in public”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“That's one of the oldest tricks in the world, Adrien-with-an-e.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows



“Thought of Riordan. Thought of a big hand wrapping around my shaft, sliding up and down, pumping hard...harder. The head of my cock leaked a single salty tear to slick my own hand's efforts. Yikes. Think of Bruce. Yeah. Better. Safer. Saner...”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“They met at one of the Bouchercon mystery conferences. Love among the midlist. “It’s raining cats and dogs!” Ted announced, which gives you an idea of the sort of thing they write.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Then I got another mental image of him, broad chest covered in blond pelt, muscular forearms, big smooth cock jutting out of a silky nest. Riordan ordering me down on my knees, his hand tangling in my hair as he pulled my head toward his heat. The laugh died in my throat.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“I couldn't see him putting up with the restraints and discipline of being a Bottom - he wouldn't have been able to remember half the rules - and no sane person would allow Rob to be his Top.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“My mother made a sound that from a lesser woman would have been a snort.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows



“You feel rain in a used bookstore. The old pages pick up the damp and mustiness like old bones do rheumatism.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Okay, baby?"
Riordan was walking toward me. I realized he was talking to me.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“You know, this won’t be an easy thing, Adrien.” An officer-involved shooting was not going to be fun, righteous or not. “The investigation you mean?” “No.” He gave me that crooked smile. “No, I don’t mean that.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Nick’s body covered Perry’s, and he could feel Perry’s fast and frantic heartbeats against his chest. Fast as the frightened pound of something small and gentle ‑‑ a rabbit or a fawn. But when he pulled back to study Perry’s face, he could see the shine of Perry’s eyes and the gleam of his teeth, and he was smiling, not scared, just excited. Nick’s mouth covered Perry’s, and Perry’s lips were warm and soft and welcoming. His breath was light and fast, and it seemed suddenly, strangely precious to Nick.
A surge of unexpected emotion tempered his ‑‑ considerable ‑‑ lust.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Maybe he had a gaydar anti-cloaking device.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows



“Homosexuality just wasn’t what it used to be in the Golden Age of mystery writing.”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


“Welcome to the closet, I thought, is it dark in here or is just me”
― Josh Lanyon, quote from Fatal Shadows


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About the author

Josh Lanyon
Born place: in Los Angeles, The United States
Born date January 13, 2018
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