Lucky 7 Excerpt

I'm rising to the challenge of the lucky seven blog post excerpt after being tagged by Pamela Turner.

Rules are:

1. Go to page 77 in current manuscript.
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy the next 7 lines, making no changes.
4. Tag 7 more authors via Facebook.

Here's mine from Flip Side of Sin, the third book in the Sinners and Saints series:

Any doubt this would be a quick and painless visit effectively died, though he supposed it was his own fault for having nourished that hope to begin with. Quick and painless were not words one associated with the former Hell Queen. It was one of many things leading to their split, though the word count on that particular list might never be determined.

Lilith had been beautiful once, and many would claim that beauty had only magnified with time. Yet where he’d once seen promise remained nothing but a hollow junkie. Someone who didn’t see people so much as stepping stones—someone whose mere existence had once filled him with hope, only to leave him with a shattered image of humanity centuries had not yet pieced back together.

Yes, his lovely ex-wife.