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Fedelta 2: Race Against The Clock

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Fedelta 2_ Image by Nile via Pixabay

Warning: Strong Language and Content

As Cassie’s life hung in the balance, Amato was turning up the heat on the thugs they arrested in the bistro raid.  To his surprise they brought in a familiar face, and it was just the thing this case needed.  Anthony Vello, was a mob associate with no loyalties, in essence, he was a rat and not a very smart one.  Anthony used to loan shark, and steal for his bosses but he got caught up too many times in the system.  It did something to him, he wasn’t the hardass he used to be.  Prison will do that to a man, and now that he was pushing his fifties, he was most likely terrified of doing time.  Amato personally watched as members of the Cosimo family would refer to him as Big Pussy, that character from the Sopranos. …

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Excerpt from THE EXCURSION

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But, here they were. Lylith, Lady Pinne, Rachel and her new admirer, Hamlin, as well as the knight Trevalin and even Master Calbraum… all willing to help him merely because he had told the truth instead of trying to steal what he needed. He was amazed.

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“These people don’t really exist, do they?” he muttered aloud as he felt the warm form of Gala slip into a spot beside him. She was his back up. Since the Journeymen had hired her, she was his best bet on finding them. Though, to be honest, neither of them knew exactly where to go. This whole force of magda and arms were only going to be applicable if the journeyman took the bait.

“Do people really do this much to help each other?” he marveled, but Gala brought in the touch of reality that he needed.

“No. They want to arrest the Journeyman…

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RANDOM ACTS OF DIALOGUE–STEVE AND PENNY BY KAREN VAUGHAN

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RANDOM ACTS OF DIALOGUE–STEVE AND PENNY  BY KAREN VAUGHAN

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Dialogue in any book is great storytelling.  Right after the hook to reel the reader in, dialogue is mover and shaker of any novel.

Dickens might have argued that narration and flowery descriptions were the backbone.  However, I beg to differ with him.

I thought of this scene were two former lovers meet again after 30 years.

Setting: a seedy bar in the downtown area of Toronto.

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Characters: Stephen Tiller and Penny Lane.

Steve walked in the pennies hideaway to hear the opening strains of sultans of swing what surprised him the most was that Penny herself was belting out the tune and she was nailing it.  He grabbed the table close to the stage so she would notice him.

There were too many patrons in the joint so he just sat back and enjoyed the show.

After the fact was done.  The meagre members of the audience applauded and…

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Ken, Mari and Philip

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Join us Monday, August 12 from 4-6 PM Eastern when we welcome Ken Farmer, Mari Collier, and Philip Rivera!

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Summer is winding down. Kids are heading back to school, and parents are getting back into the school day routine. What better way to unwind after a long day, than to sit down with a good book? Today’s authors have a variety for you – from Western to Sci-Fi, from Historical Fiction to Humor. Two are familiar voices on Red River Radio, and two are entirely new. Join us as we get to know them better!

Ken Farmer

Ken Farmer didn’t write his first full novel until he was sixty-nine years of age. He often wonders what the hell took him so long. At age seventy-seven…he’s currently working on book number twenty-five. He has won several national awards for his novels. He is the author of the Nations Series, Bone and Lorraine Series, The Black Eagle Force Series and many more.

Mari Collier

Mari Collier was born on a farm in Iowa. Since then she’s lived in Arizona, Northwest Washington, and moved to Southern California after retiring from Nintendo of America. She is the curator for the Accessions Committee at the local Historical Society and volunteers as a docent at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Mari is the author of Chronicles of the Maca Series, Star Lady Tales Series, and The Chronicles of Tonath Series

Philip Rivera

Philip Rivera recently arrived on the self-publishing scene wearing cargo shorts, a polo shirt, deck shoes and with his youngest child strapped to his body. As an author, he proves that minivans, child-rearing, husbandly duties and teaching high school are all lethal weapons when placed in his whimsical mind. His first book, Suburban Luchador: Memoirs From Suburbia, was written entirely on a riding lawnmower in his sunny Florida suburb for motivational purposes. 

Tune in Monday at 4:00 PM Eastern

Marketing – EEEEK

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Writers and authors are often seeking advice regarding marketing their work. As an author, I’m no exception to that rule. After all, in today’s world, who doesn’t need a little extra help? Most authors realize that marketing their work is no longer a choice; it is a mandatory part of the sales process. Also, most authors have read or heard it all before, but sometimes hearing the same tips from a different voice clicks in a different way, and those tips become useful tools. I’m not sure there are any secrets out there; most techniques seem to be a combination of common sense and consistency. Yes, there are fads, but like most fads, the same goes for author tricks, they come and go. I’m sure every author is familiar with or already does the things I’m about to share. For you, we’re on the same page, but if you’re a…

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Truth As Strange As Fiction: Walking A Mile In Her Shoes

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Truth As Strange As Fiction: Walking A Mile In Her Shoes

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Walking A Mile In Her Shoes, Part 1

Left -SadieNichol, RuthDay, BabeBaron - James Brennan (with hat on)tennis champion My mother is second from the left.


In the mid-1960s, my mother, Ruth, saved a toddler’s life when our family was a Lake Rick-A-BearLake, in Kinnelon New Jersey. She was heading for the snack bar on the beach and coming along the path of trees that ran beside the lake just past the picnic tables she saw it in the water apparently having fallen off the bank. No one else was around or watching the baby. She waded into the water and grabbed the child. I came along shortly after and one of the beachgoers rushed up to me and said, your mother saved that baby over there from drowning.” I didn’t say a thing while looking to the side. I couldn’t see the baby with the crowd of people huddled around, many of them talking loudly.

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Books ~ Share the Adventure with So Much It Hurts by Dellani Oakes

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Books ~ Share the Adventure with So Much It Hurts by Dellani Oakes

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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 her niche, making friends with the friendly residents in the old hotel. Life seems perfect, until one weekend when everything changes forever.

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