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About dellanioakes

Dellani Oakes writes mostly romantic suspense novels, but she occasionally dives off the deep end into science fiction, fantasy or historical romance. When she isn't writing, she's editing, marketing or hosting her two Blog Talk Radio broadcasts: Dellani's Tea Time – every second Monday from 4-6 PM Eastern, or What's Write for Me – every fourth Wednesday from 4-6 PM Eastern, on Blog Talk Radio. Dellani's newest book, Room 203 - a Marice Houston Mystery, is available now! Dellani can be found on Facebook, Twitter and her personal blog.



Book giveaways are the best! 

 Author Christy J. Breedlove 

We are offering up some author personalized/signed Paperbacks and some Awesome dream catchers for the winners of this 

Multiple Choice Contest. 

(knowledge of the book)  

All you have to do is… you must have read the book in some form whether it be ebook or paperback. Then answer some questions, that’s it! 

How fun right?



When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she’s half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try. However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares. They’re in an alternate universe-locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the center of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?

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Here is the link to visit to answer the question, see when the contest starts and ends, when we will pick winners.

Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy eBooks


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Sassy Sarcasm ~ Or Not?

Sassy Sarcasm ~ Or Not?

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SASSY-SARCASMIt’s my month to do Sassy Sarcasm, and I’ve got nothing. I don’t like admitting this, because it makes me sound weak. Frankly, I declare defeat, on my part. In July, I had sinus surgery. That feels great, I can breathe the best I have in decades. Unfortunately, right after, my asthma flared up, and my lungs decided that bronchitis was a great option. My doctor and I don’t agree, but what can you do? Pesky buggers.

Needless to say, I don’t feel much like being creative. In fact, I’m lucky I feel like writing this about why I haven’t written a sarcasm post. I did feel as if I should post something, even if it’s not sarcasm, so I’ve hunted through my work, and picked up some dialogue snippets to share. I realize that some of them may have been shared here before, but I tried to get newer…

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Carolyn, Paul and Susan!

Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Carolyn, Paul and Susan!

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Join Us TODAY from 4-6 PM Eastern when we chat with Carolyn Bowen, Paul Nosach and Susan Solomon!

It’s finally fall, though you can’t tell here in Florida. Temperatures are still in the upper 80’s and it’s rained for a week. However, to cheer us up, I’ve invited 3 fantastic guests in for a visit.


First up is returning guest, Paul Nosach, the author of Broken Trust, Brutal Hearts, Colours of Valhalla, Dead and Bound – and many more. Welcome back, Paul!

Carolyn Bowen

Next, is a new voice on Dellani’s Tea Time. I’ve had the honor of working with her for a couple years now, helping her promote her amazing books. Carolyn Bowen is the author of The Long Road Home, Cross-Ties, Primed for Revenge and Cross-Stepping Your Way to Success. Welcome, Carolyn!

Susan Solomon

Last, but not least, is another new voice. Susan Lynn Solomon is the author of Dead Again, The Magic of Murder, Bella Vita, Abigail’s Window, among many more. Welcome, Susan!

Be sure to tune in and listen live as we chat with these three amazing authors!


Waiting to Exhale: New Mystery Thriller


Carolyn M. Bowen, Author

Quote of the Day: “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  Norman Vincent Peale

What’s Up?

We are busy getting ready for the launch of Chance – A Novel. Don’t forget to join me on Twitter for Chance’s birthday party, November 5th at 9 a.m. EST.

We’ll be giving away some cool prizes for mystery lovers. From a signed copy of this latest thriller to t-shirts, and a Kindle edition of Chance – A Novel, many goodies are up for grabs. Follow the Twitter Chats for details about how to win your favorites in the giveaway@cmbowenauthor.

Download and read book 1 in the Sydney Jones Series, Primed For Revenge now for just 99 cents.  You’ll be ready for more action coming November 5th. …

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What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Dellani Oakes

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Alton and Velda is at an end. Now, the inevitable question of what to do next, rears once more. I’ve had my family draw titles from a cup, to no avail. The ones they chose, I don’t feel strongly about sharing. The ones I do feel strongly about, might offend—you see my quandary.

Even though I know it’s rather pointless, I am trying (once more, probably in vain) to get some input from my few, faithful readers.

Love Takes a Swim coverFirst choice: Love Takes a Swim ~ Kai Marcello works as a lifeguard at his parents’ health club. He also works part time as a paramedic. His mother hires a new water aerobics instructor, Paisley Saunders. Both have been burned by bad relationships, but find love together. Unfortunately, Paisley’s past comes back to haunt her, when she is stalked by the abusive boyfriend she thought she’d left behind.

shopping for love coverSecond Choice: Shopping for Love…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to Me!

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It’s my birthday today, a milestone, as I turn 60. What a dreadful thing to admit! Usually, I don’t talk about my age. As my grandmother always used to say, “It’s no one’s business but my own.”

As those of you know, who follow my blog, I share snippets from my books, both published and unpublished, nearly daily here. Today, I want to share blurbs about my books, and I hope you’ll go have a look! It would be an amazing gift if some of you would buy a few.

So Much It Hurts by Dellani Oakes500So Much It Hurts by Dellani Oakes

Alone in the big city, Pia Donvan is feeling rather lost when she finally arrives at the majestic, old hotel in the downtown area. All that changes when she meets Flynn Chancellor. He and his roommate, Yancy Fredrick, take an interest in Pia, introducing her to their city. Pia seems to have found…

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Character Quotes from THE DAWNSTONE TALE by RL Davis Hays


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As the sun lowered, millions of tiny gnats came to inspect the walkers as they hiked down the road. Keinigan flailed and snorted trying in vain to keep the things out of his face as he looked for a viable spot to climb, knowing that it was not going to get any better once they were in the scrub. The only way it was bearable was seeing that the changeling was as annoyed as he. The invasive little bugs did not seem to be bothering Lylith as she lightly strolled along looking about. He found his eyes following her every graceful move, her feet barely touching the ground. The pack sat so gently on her small frame that it looked to weigh nothing and he began to wonder if the changeling had taken her share of the supplies, leaving hers empty. Though, he had seen the packing taking place. He…

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