Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Barrons


Well, not with Barrons. (Though, we’re not opposed to the idea.) When it comes to novels set in Ireland, we immediately think of Karen Marie Moning’s excellent urban fantasy Fever series. We’ve reviewed all six books, but if you’re unfamiliar you can check out our spoiler-free review of book 1, Darkfever.

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than turning it into Barrons Day. (If you follow VBC on Twitter, you know we’ve been having fun quoting Barrons all day long.) We want to pretend we’re spending the day in Dublin at Barrons Books & Baubles and swooning over Jericho Z. Barrons in person. As that’s certainly not happening, we’re going to just relive some key lines from the books.

We’ll start it off with a few of our favorites. Add yours in the comments. That way we can all celebrate Barrons Day.

“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.” – BLOODFEVER

“It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for.” – BLOODFEVER

“He didn’t just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him.” – DARKFEVER

“I’m not the hero, Mac. Never have been. Never will be.” – SHADOWFEVER

“Our sex is fierce. We will both be bruised.” – DREAMFEVER

“I moistened my lips. His gaze fixed on them. I think I stopped breathing.
He jerked so sharply away that his long dark coat sliced air, and turned his back to me. “Was that an invitation, Ms.Lane?”
“If it was?” I asked, astonishing myself. What did I think I was doing?
“I don’t do hypotheticals. Little girl.” – FAEFEVER

“You’re Mac,” he says. “And I’m Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?” – SHADOWFEVER

Your turn. Give us your best Barrons-related quotes from the Fever series.

15 Responses to “Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Barrons”

  1. Rachel Elizabeth says:

    *Sigh* I just love Barrons..okay, here are some JBZ quotes I love-

    “You’re leaving me, Rainbow Girl.”-Dreamfever

    “Jericho, I feel like my whole life has been pushing me towards this moment.”
    “That’s it. Fate’s a fickle whore. We’re not going. Take your clothes off and get back in my bed.” -Shadowfever

    “Not exactly incentive to get me out of here.”
    “We have to save the world.” I remind him.
    He reaches for me. “The world can wait. I can’t.” -Shadowfever

    And a personal favorite: “When you know who I am. Let me be your man.”-Shadowfever (That one made me melt)

  2. Rachel Elizabeth says:

    Hah, that’s exactly what happened. I was so excited to type my favorite quotes. The word “Barrons” has a tendency to distract me.

  3. srbastian says:

    “Since the moment I laid eyes on Jericho Barrons, I wanted him. I wanted him to do things to me that pink and clueless MacKayle Lane was shocked and appalled and … okay, yeah, well, utterly fascinated to find herself thinking about.” -Shadowfever

    “There were worse ways to be tortured than with a vision of Jericho Barrons naked.” -Shadowfever

    “Are you going to talk me to death or f*ck me, Jericho Barrons?”
    “Say it again. The last part.” -Shadowfever

    “He looked at me and I shivered. I never get enough of him. Never will.
    He lives.
    I breathe.
    I want. him. Always.” -Shadowfever

  4. Julie says:

    “You’re leaving me Rainbow Girl” brings me to tears EVERY TIME I read it, or even think about it. And how KMM twists that quote and uses it in Shadowfever…brilliant!

  5. “His hand was on my throat, and he was crushing me back with his body into the cold steel beam behind me. “Yes, I have loved, Ms. Lane, and although it‘s none of your business, I have lost. Many things. And no, I am not like any other player in this game and I will never be like V‘lane, and I get a hard-on a great deal more often than occasionally.” He leaned fully against me and I gasped.

    “Sometimes it‘s over a spoiled little girl, not a woman at all. And yes, I trashed the bookstore when I couldn‘t find you. You‘ll have to choose a new bedroom, too. And I‘m sorry your pretty little world got all screwed up, but everybody‘s does, and you go on. It‘s how you go on that defines you.” His hand relaxed on my throat. “And I am going to tattoo you, Ms. Lane, however and wherever I please.”

  6. “Burns from dropped matches, Ms. Lane? Matches one might have dropped while flirting with a pernicious
    Fae, Ms. Lane? Have you any idea the value of this rug?”

    I didn’t think his nostrils could flare any wider. His eyes were black flame. “Pernicious? Good grief, is English
    your second language? Third?” Only someone who’d learned English from a dictionary would use such a word.

    “Fifth,” he snarled. “Answer me.”

  7. “Barrons laughed again. “And there, my dear Fio, you make one of Womankind’s greatest mistakes: Falling in love with a man’s potential. We so rarely share the same view of it, and even more rarely care to achieve it. Stop pining for the man you think I could be — and take a good, long, hard look at the one I am.”

  8. Not a Barrons quote, but it’s about him!
    “One day you do meet a man who kisses you and you can’t breathe around it and you realize you don’t need air. Oxygen is trivial. Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset, to touch the one you love, to try again.” – Shadowfever

  9. srbastian says:

    This is one of my faves:

    “I heard there are no male sidhe-seers.”
    “Where did you hear that?”
    “And which of those are you in doubt about, Ms. Lane?”
    “Which one of what?”
    “Whether I see the Fae, or whether I’m a man. I believe I’ve laid your mind to rest of the former; shall I relieve it on the latter?” He reached for his belt.
    “Oh, please.” I rolled my eyes. “You’re a leftie, Barrons.”
    “Touche, Ms. Lane,” he murmured. (Bloodfever)

  10. Airy says:

    Thats it, you all have made me stop everything I am doing and now I have to reread these books! Damn, I forgot how good they are… And too add a quote: “I’m strong, Ms. Lane. Would you like to feel my muscles?”~Darkfever

  11. Oh I need to read this books again…love barrons

  12. Barrons Love (I wish) :) says:

    AHHHHHH, I’m dieing here 🙂 Where did my books get to? I NEED them NOW!!!!

  13. Nicole Miller says:

    I just LOVE Barrons. He is the ultimate alpha and he is just so damn HOT!!!! I cant wait to get some more of him in KMM’s books.


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