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The Convergence — Character Quotes

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Plopping on the ground to relieve my feet for a while proved unproductive. All I did was run through mental scenarios that I could think to explain my circumstances; the best I came up with was possibly amnesia.

conv cover for blogsIt could also be a hallucination. My mind split off into so many excuses that I had to give the exercise up out of the pure pain it caused me.

In the hours that I spent thinking on it, logic had definitely been ruled out as an acceptable train of thought. It just wasn’t logical to be one place at one moment and somewhere completely different the next.

Rationality, too, was out of the question. So, I stuck with what I had; what I could find was concrete. My senses.

I had always heard people say “to live in the moment,” well, now I have no other choice. Was my memory reliable?…

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The Convergence Character Quotes

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conv cover for blogs“Will the Council be able to protect us?” the man asked, echoing her troubled thoughts.

“We will do our best, dear friend.” She sighed with a forced smile. She did not agree with the council’s policy of keeping people ignorant of the changes and upholding the faith that the magdas could heal all wrongs. Yet, her hope lay on the fact that the majiks were very responsive to the attitudes of all those that lived on Jorthus. “But, please be of a level head and calm heart. Don’t let the anxiety overtake you. That is the best way to help us help you. If you are at peace, then your land will be at peace.”

“Thanks be to ye, Magda Pinne.”

“I’m glad it’s you that came to our shrine this year, Magda Pinne.” The little boy exclaimed as she moved passed their homestead. “My sister baked some cookies for…

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf by Dellani Oakes

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Lone Wolf is book one in my sci-fi series and it’s coming back again in June 2016. Look for it with its brand new cover!

“As long as we get it out of here, consider it forgotten. Who’s picking up?”

“The ship’s called the Loup Garou. It’s registered in Beta Quadrant. Guy’s a gypsy of sorts, no set port of call. VanLipsig is the name. Wilhelm VanLipsig.”

There was a stunned silence. Marc said nothing, staring blankly at the screen. “You’re sure that’s his name?” he asked distractedly.

Riley’s hands fluttered over his keypad as he verified the information. “Yes, says here Wilhelm VanLipsig. Goes by the handle Lone Wolf. Do you know this guy?”

Marc didn’t reply right away. “Yeah.”

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Left for dead:Character Quotes-Karen Vaughan

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“Elaine you have to promise to stay calm. Gerry went over to pick up Pete for a ball hockey game. When he got there, Pete was on the floor. He was unconscious because somebody had really beaten him up. Gerry doesn’t know where they’re taking him yet, but he will call us when he knows more.”

Elaine stayed quiet for a minute then spoke up. “I think I know why. Pete has a gambling problem. Sports, you name it. He’ll bet money on anything if he has any even when he doesn’t.”

“So where does he go when he doesn’t have any money?”

“Where do you think Laura?”

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First Love – Part 55

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First Love coverTheir dinner is delicious and the entertainment, provided by Gabe, Jose and Luis, is superb. The last dance of the night, the band sings Into the Mystic by Van Morrison. Clayton asks Maddie to dance, holding her close.

“I love you, Maddie,” he whispered.

She barely heard him over the music, but she knew what he’d said. She turned her head so her mouth was right by his ear. “I love you, too,” she murmured.

His fingers twined in her hair as he brought her mouth close. His kiss fully expressed his love for her. They stopped dancing, lost in their kiss.

A sharp, jarring note on the guitar made them pull apart. Gabe barely missed a beat, winking and tipping his hat. Fortunately, the chaperones were lost in their own little worlds as well. Craig and Polly had eyes only for one another. Even Caroline and Leslie were lost…

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf by Dellani Oakes

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He wore a black eye patch over his left eye and a scar ran from his left temple to the corner of his lips. A slight stubble of beard shaded the lower half of his face, all but the scar line, leaving a pale crescent in the dark. His uncovered eye glittered, black and dangerous in his ruggedly handsome face. He waited as they scanned for weapons. He stepped forward, lighting a dark, thin object. The pungent odor of a cheroot filled the confined space. Squinting past the smoke he gazed into Marc’s eyes. Marc’s weapon pointed at the other man’s head his expression predatory.

A crooked grin cracked his face in half, the scar pulling his left lip up…

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Character Quotes from Conduct Unbecoming by Dellani Oakes

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conduct front cover“We’re both friends of Teague’s, maybe we could build on that,” Jasper said.

“Teague has lots of friends….” Nadeya replied.

“No, Teague knows every damn body, but there are only a few of us he calls friends. You’re one of them.”

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Excerpt: Chapter 22 Holmes in America

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Eversley and Nigel are having lunch. He tells Nigel how he caught his fiancee cheating on him.pizap.com14600798993791

“So about the fiancée?” I prompted Chris.

“Yes the beautiful she-devil Jenna. Where do I begin?”

“Naturally the beginning….”

“Smartass –okay here goes. We were high-school sweethearts and destined to marry after I graduated from the police college.  After I became a real cop, she changed. I had a lot of graveyard shifts and spent a lot of time studying for my sergeant’s exam. I was ambitious and wanted to be a one-man crime fighting force. One night I was involved in a raid on a gang hideout and there was my bride to be doing the horizontal cha-cha with a known banger.”

“The bitch!”

“Exactly!! … took one look at me as the lead detective, yanked lover boy off her while his pants were around his ankles and said, ‘Hello Christopher’ with…

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Holmes in America-Not published yet

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Chris Eversley:

“Nigel, she hated me in the beginning as well. I was full of too much swagger and testosterone for a young whelp fresh out of police college.   I remember the first day on the job. There was a school on lockdown just after 9/11 and I wanted to go in half-cocked and rescue everyone, act the hero and all that. She practically had to sit on me, to keep me from getting everyone killed.  I wanted to kill her, but she didn’t rat me out. Saved my ass and everyone else’s that day and my job.”

“What did she do?”

“Took me out for a beer. Ripped a strip off both sides of me. Used blue language and a few French Canadian slurs against Church and State and ripped me a new asshole in the process. She worked me over like a freaking boss.”

“Wow!”

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First Love – Part 54

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First Love coverThe group arrives at the Rancho for dinner. It is a beautiful and rustic place that makes them feel right at home.

Maddie sat between Clayton and Patti, enjoying the beauty of the place. She felt as if she’d been transported back in time.

They made their meal choices and sipped their iced tea. As they chatted, pointing out items of interest to one another, a band dressed in typical Spanish mariachi band outfits, complete with wide sombreros, walked into the courtyard. There were four of them, two guitars, a huge acoustic bass guitar and a trumpet. A sparkle of notes on the steel twelve string caught their attention. The familiar opening strains of Black Magic Woman made them all smile.

Maddie couldn’t keep still. She clapped and sang with the band. Their waitress, Shelly, leaned over, speaking to Clayton.

“Would you like to dance, Maddie? Shelly said it’s okay.”

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