Coming Soon from Dellani – So Much It Hurts!

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Love in the City

SoMuchItHurtsbyDellaniOakes500Coming November 1, 2017 from Tirgearr Publishing – So Much It Hurts! This delightful romance is set in a big city somewhere up north. I’ve never given it a name, and the residents refer to it as The City.

Pia Donovan is a small town girl. Newly in the City from a tiny town in Nebraska, she is overwhelmed by the fast pace. After a long day of getting lost in the worst part of town, she arrives at her destination; an historic, grand hotel in the downtown area. Picking her way across the rutted ground in front of the building, she loses her balance, nearly falling into the arms of Flynn Chancellor. Handsome and friendly, Flynn presents a happy distraction for a girl who’s trying to recover from a broken heart.

Sweet, sultry music poured from the open second-story windows as Pia walked across the pitted, uneven ground. Scattered…

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An UnCONventional Christmas by Stephanie Osborn

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unconventional christmas stephanie osbornAn excerpt from Division One book 3, A Very UnCONventional Christmas

By Stephanie Osborn

http://www.stephanie-osborn.com

It’s Christmas in NYC, but for Alpha Line it’s anything but a Silent Night: The Agency has a mole, leaking classified information to toy manufacturers and film producers alike, and the Agents are in danger of losing their anonymity. To complicate matters, the Prime Minister of Lambda Andromedae III, complete with entourage, has arrived to negotiate a new trade agreement with Earth. Worse, the more paranoid Division One field agents look at Omega’s recent history with the Agency and suspect they have identified the mole!

Simultaneously, the discovery of a grim countdown in the most incongruous place possible — the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center — augers the threat of horrific events on Christmas Eve itself.

Meanwhile, Omega is struggling to adjust to her very first Christmas in the Agency, made more difficult by the…

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Introducing So Much It Hurts – A New Novel by Dellani Oakes

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Dellani Oakes

Coming November 1, 2017 from Tirgearr Publishing – So Much It Hurts! This delightful romance is set in a big city somewhere up north. I’ve never given it a name, and the residents refer to it as The City.

Pia Donovan is a small town girl. Newly in the City from a tiny town in Nebraska, she is overwhelmed by the fast pace. After a long day of getting lost in the worst part of town, she arrives at her destination; an historic, grand hotel in the downtown area. Picking her way across the rutted ground in front of the building, she loses her balance, nearly falling into the arms of Flynn Chancellor. Handsome and friendly, Flynn presents a happy distraction for a girl who’s trying to recover from a broken heart.

SoMuchItHurtsbyDellaniOakes500Sweet, sultry music poured from the open second-story windows as Pia walked across the pitted, uneven ground. Scattered…

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Character Quotes from Indian Summer by Dellani

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Historical Novels by Dellani Oakes

Indian Summer color cover“The ship!” Manuel managed to gasp. “Your parents’ ship is foundering! They need all able bodied men to come to the wharf immediately. Hurry!”

He left to spread the word. I heard the church bell ringing, calling all men to give aid. The men in the room leapt to their feet. Ana rounded up the servants to help. They gathered stout ropes carrying them to the docks.

Marcos wanted to go help his Mamá, but I insisted he stay home. “A boy of five, though he’s big and strong, can’t go out in this weather! I forbid it. Go to your room, change into a dry nightshirt and get into bed at once.”

“I’m not a baby, Bella! I want to go help Mamá and Papa! I’m strong!”

“Marcos, you would simply get in the way. There is nothing you can do. If you won’t go voluntarily to your room…

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A Review of Dead on Arrival by Karen Vaughan

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Dead on Arrival – Karen Vaughan

Book cover for Dead on arrivalLaura Hamilton didn’t know what she was expecting when she got up that Monday morning, but it sure wasn’t finding a dead body in her living room. Yes, a dead man! Apparently delivered sometime over the weekend, he was currently adorning her living room carpet.

Jeff Gibbons, the inspector called to the scene, isn’t quite sure what to make of Laura, but he has a gut instinct. Even if she does know the victim, she’s not guilty. A fact which is brought to light when it becomes apparent that someone’s out to get her.

Gerry, the building super, is a long term friend of Laura’s. Insisting on protecting her, he takes Laura into his home to keep her safe. Soon, he’s sharing his space with Laura and her Siamese two cats—Sean and Seamus.

No matter what she does, Laura keeps getting dragged deeper into…

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In His Own Words – Manuel Enriques Talks About Indian Summer

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Indian Summer color coverSet in St. Augustine, Florida in 1739, Indian Summer is an historical romantic adventure with spies, intrigue and romance. The dashing hero, Manuel Enriques, is the aide-de-campe for Governor Ferdinand Deza. He falls desperately in love with the governor’s daughter, Gabriella. Fate seems determined to keep them apart, but Manuel and Gabriella are just as determined that they will be together.

Manuel Enriques Talks About Himself

What is your story?

My story is still being written, but a portion of it is chronicled in Indian Summer by Dellani Oakes.

Who are you?

My name is Manuel Enriques and I am confidential aid to Governor Ferdinand Deza.

Where do you live?

I live in the beautiful town of St. Augustine in the Florida Territory.

Are you the hero of your own story?

What is a hero? A man who does what he must to protect that which he holds dear. I…

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The Research Process That Went Into Miss Mary Mack

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At the beginning of most writing projects there is a bit of excitement as well as fear when it comes to approaching certain topics.  Many authors love stirring the pot but at the same time we need to be sure that we’re making sense.  No matter how desperately we want to be articulate or intellectual, if we’re not making sense we’ve failed as artists.  For example, in one of my scenes in Miss Mary Mack, I had several scenes where the children were in school and back in the 1930’s, school was a much different place than it is today.

I wanted to begin the chapter with the children saying the Pledge of Allegiance however, there was problem with that, the Pledge of Allegiance wasn’t officially accepted by the U.S. Congress until 1942 and even then it was revised in 1959.  So I had to find the…

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