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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, So Much It Hurts, from Tirgearr Publishing, is available now! Dellani can be found on Facebook, Twitter and her personal blog

Living In The Backup Plan: Part 1

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Living In The Backup Plan: Part 1

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drawers and mirror 8-3-16 finishedWhy am I on a stool in this bar, Danie thought staring into her G&T in the East End London? Why she was drinking a Gin and Tonic was easy. It was the go-to drink of her favorite detective character by B. C. Beaton. And she supposed this travel to London England was too, in a way. One of the planes leaving out of Philadelphia heading away from her life was to England. Agatha Raisin’s England. Britain or Italy were the choices having ancestors from both countries.
The pub was in a centuries-old darkish building with a wooden beamed low ceiling and yet the candlelit lamps around the room gave it an attractive atmosphere. The place was crowded with thirtysomethings occupying both ends of the bar with her in the middle fitting right in being four years younger. Some of the tables had the seventies and counting ups crowd at…

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STELLA AND LAURA ARE AT IT AGAIN –SARCASM REIGNS SUPREME IN DEAD AIR BY KAREN VAUGHAN

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SASSY-SARCASMStella has been in prison for offing her ex husband Larry. Laura is surprised yet appalled to find her nemesis standing on her door step a scant 2 years after going up the river.

It’s obvious Stella is as feisty and sarcastic as ever since her time “inside”  Get ready for a battle of wits.

OPENING SCENE

early Wednesday afternoon, a knock at our door signalled the end of my peace and quiet for the day. I rushed to the door to answer it “coming, keep your pants on!”

I opened it to see someone I never expected to lay eyes on again… “Stella?”

“Yes, I’m back.” She stood there smiling.

“What the…?” I replied. I really didn’t want to know the answer but you know I had to ask

. “Don’t say it Laura. I heard enough bad language in the clink.”

“… Which is where you’re supposed to…

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Dellani’s Choice Could Use Some Love!

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Dellani’s Choice could use some love! I share my reviews, promote other authors, post interviews and talk to other authors – all for free! I’d love to see this site expand to include more followers – readers and authors!

Please take a moment to follow Dellani’s Choice and drop your website in the comments. I’ll follow you! Also, when I double my current following, I’ll do a random drawing for one lucky follower to win a free e-book!

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea time with Gerald and Michael!

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea time with Gerald and Michael!

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Is it really May already? Wow! Here in Florida, it’s already getting hot – such fun! (Not really) As folks flock to the beach, or start planning their vacations in the great outdoors, the most important decisions need to be made: What sunscreen to buy, which bikini to wear, and what book to read while you sizzle in the sun. With us here today, are two wonderful authors with great books to share.

Join us Monday May 13 from 4-6 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio

Gerald Guy

First, alphabetically speaking, is Gerald L. Guy author of the Wolf Pack Trilogy – Chasing the Past, Dream Catchers and Act of Kindness. Welcome to the show, Gerald!

Michael Mastrella

Second is Michael Mastrella author of Children of the Light. Welcome to the show, Michael!

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Books ~ Share the Adventure! His Soul to Hold (Dark Knights of Heaven Book 2) by TW Knight

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Books ~ Share the Adventure! His Soul to Hold (Dark Knights of Heaven Book 2) by TW Knight

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Soulless and exiled from Heaven the Dark Knights have not abandoned their duty. For millennia they’ve battled demons, protecting human kind from Lucifer’s servants. Less than a year ago hundreds of demons escaped Hell world-wide, stretching the Knights resources to their limits. Now they face the greatest challenge of all—discovering love.

Breanna Thorn spent the last ten years fighting demons with her twin brother Sam, and she’s damn good at it. But at twenty three all she really wants is a normal life with dating, college and quiet. To balance the life she wants and the life she has, Bree studies demons and other supernatural creatures in hopes of better understanding the enemy. When she meets fallen angel Bass, Bree encounters a complication she never saw coming—love.

Bass’ persona of hedonism begins to crumble when he meets Breanna. She’s beautiful, intelligent, a kick ass fighter and the vessel for his immortal soul. He knows he’s no good for her but no matter how hard he tries to make Bree hate him; she keeps finding a way into his heart. He’ll do anything to keep her safe even if it means giving up everything he is.

After their parents are killed by monsters, demons, Sam Thorn focuses his life on protecting his sister and hunting the creatures that changed their lives. Now he finds himself swept up in a world where he’s surrounded by monsters and at risk of losing his sister—something he cannot, will not allow. When the rage burning inside him breaks free Sam finds he is a greater danger than the monsters he fears.

Hogart once walked the halls of Heaven, now he battles with voices in his head driving him further and further into madness. Being taken in by his fellow fallen angels, The Dark Knights, is both a blessing and a curse. Their energy quiets the demon within him but now he is permanently housed with the twins Sam and Breanna. The voices insist he kill them; his heart says otherwise.

 

 

Books ~ Share the Adventure! To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

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Books ~ Share the Adventure! To Ends of the Earth: High Plains to Patagonia by Nelda B Gaydou

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On the road to seek work in the cotton fields of Texas, an old Ford Model T truck breaks down and forces a change of destination that ultimately leads the protagonists to the Argentine Patagonia. Follow the anecdote-driven story of a devoted couple who spent their childhood in the U.S. Southwest during the Great Depression, met and married during World War II, and together undertook a lifelong journey of adventure and service.

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Books ~ Share the Adventure! Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes

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Books ~ Share the Adventure! Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes

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It’s small town Nebraska in the late 1970’s and life in the small Midwestern town is quiet and uneventful. That’s what Libby Marshall and Bobby Menedez think until Bobby’s cousin, Ramon is beaten by a group of white boys. Racial tension is high after the beating and it’s soon revealed that something quite evil lies hidden Under the Western Sky.

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Character Quote from Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes

“What’s so important it can’t wait?” Bobby snapped.

“The fact my little brother is tonsil diving with the girl across the street. Find a more secluded spot to feel her up, hermano. I could see you from the living room. What’s Mamá going to say if she sees that? And Bitch Lady? She’ll have the cops on you for statutory rape if you aren’t careful,” Maria scolded.

“I’m not eighteen yet.”

“So? Neither is she. Who do you think would get in trouble? The nice Chicano boy, that’s who. Remember who you are, Roberto Menendez, and don’t you dare cross that line. Her mother may dote on you, and you may love one another with a love that transcends race, but the neighbors don’t. You want to tongue f**k her, go inside. Clear?”

“Yeah, Mia. Clear.”

“Good.” Her tone and manner changed abruptly to polite conversation. “Now then, did you have a good time?”

He chuckled, kissing her cheek. “Just about the best time I’ve ever had.”

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