We all have choices in life… paths to take… roads
to follow…. It’s on those journeys that fate finds us and takes us where we need to be… Without a second glance we can be taken away from things we know… “people we love” and given a new life…
One that can change us… save us…
What would you do if fate dropped you at a crossroads? Would you go back? Or would you run like hell the other way?
Adjournment – Book 1
“You know when you witness something, and you know you should look away, but you can’t because it’s one of those moments, those damn life-changing moments that your brain makes sure to take notes on so that nothing is missed, no detail is overlooked, and nothing is ever forgotten. It’s one of those moments in life that you know instantly will repeat itself over and over in your head until it eventually causes you to change.”
“I need to find this guy she’s dating and slap some man into him. He is turning my best friend and fellow dark side dweller into one of those… those… happy women. My body shudders at the thought.”
“That didn’t sound hot. That sounded stalkerish. See me again soon? He might as well slide a note made from magazine clippings under my door.”
“Grams is one of the few who I have kept in contact with over the years. One, because she is old, and two, because she would have no problem taking me out at the knees and running over me with her scooter.”
Hanging Pawns – Book 2
“I’ve never heard a man speak that way to a woman. Well, not to one like her. I thought men flocked to women like her, falling at their feet in hopes of getting a peek up the whore’s skirt.”
“This isn’t a car, this is scrap metal held together with wire and chewing gum.”
“Everyone has a story to tell, they just need to find the right person to tell it to.”
“Because when I looked at you, I saw my entire world and it was as though someone turned on a light switch. I just wanted to be the one to turn yours on.”
“I have loved you since I tricked you into letting me ahead of you in line, and I will love you until I can trick you into letting me die first, because I don’t want to live a second without you.”
“Morgan, my love. When you marry me it will because you asked me… or because you were medicated,”
Sacrifice – Book 3
“I love the sound of your voice, but your words always ruin it.”
“Don’t you have enough to do? You know, with sucking the life out of people and feeding on their corpses.”
“She’s like one of those STDs you can’t get rid of… she won’t kill you, but she seems to pop up at the worst times leaving you to explain her presence.”
“This is my whole theory on aliens. We are like the Sandals resorts of the planets. So they come here and go to Vegas to gamble and have sex with our hookers,”
End Game – Book 4
“It’s ironic that when you can see the end of your life coming everything becomes so much clearer. You find beauty in the small things and realize that time was really always on your side; you just didn’t seize the opportunities it offered because greed kept you always thinking there would be more.”
“Love has a strange way of making you feel massive and insignificant at the same time.”
“I mentally kill her at least twenty times a day. Sometimes, I pretend I’m a doctor and I kill her, only to bring her back to life so I can do it again.”
“Looks like someone woke up on the smartass side of the bed.”
“I could easily drown myself in you and never care about coming up for air.”
Each book in the series was well named for the chess strategies portrayed in the unfolding game, but End Game was most aptly named as it brought an interesting and satisfying conclusion to this ingeniously well-crafted, steamy, and suspenseful epic. 1538 pages of highly addictive, deliciously intriguing, and down-right enthralling entertainment.
Emersyn Vallis has mad skills and I hope she continues to share them with us. Her characters are well fleshed out, original, high strung and uniquely quirky, yet still oddly appealing. Although I initially doubted his quality in book one, I want a Simon of my own.
I now fully appreciate the effort and complexity of the writing, while the humor and mystery were initially a bit confusing, their use was always extremely intriguing and clever, with chilling, smartly hidden, and casually dropped clues interwoven throughout the four books. My only complaint is that I now have an intense craving for peanut butter cups. I sincerely hope Ms. Vallis is hard at work on her next series.
“Emerysn Vallis has an incredible writing style, the story comes out smoothly and flawlessly with perfect attention to detail. Her characters are amazing as well, the interactions between all of them are hilarious and the banter is perfect.” ~ The Truth About Fiction Book Blog (Hanging Pawns)
“Emersyn Vallis has done a wonderful job on the Fate Series. Adjournment, Hanging Pawns, and now Sacrifice are definitely in my definite recommend list, and re-read list for 2014/2015” ~ Battery Operated Book Blog (Sacrifice)
“PERFECT ENDING! PERFECT! Of the hundreds of ideas running through my head about how this amazing series was going to end, this was by far the best possible ending and exceeded all of my expectations!” ~ Swoon Worthy Books (End Game)