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Character Quote from Sea of Destiny ~ A Love Under the Sun Romance by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallHe made his nightly rounds checking all the doors and windows before setting the alarm. He picked up some more in the living room, smiling for the first time in ages. Even though shades and shadows of Margo lurked in every corner of each room, for once it didn’t hurt to see them.

“I’m trying,” he whispered. “For the kids, I’m trying.”

“For yourself. Try for yourself, Scotty.” He thought he heard Margo’s voice inside his head.

She always called him Scotty.

“I will, darling. I promise. Forgive me—for moving on?”

“Always….”

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Character Quote from Feels Like Rain by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallAfter some fiddling, he found a station and heard a weather update. It wasn’t a tropical storm, but some other kind of weather front he’d never heard of. He was sure that meteorologists made shit up when something didn’t sound impressive enough.

After the weather, a news bulletin came on. “Police are looking for Detective Grant Thibodaux in conjunction with a double homicide. Bodies of Thibodaux’s fiancee, Elise Baptiste, and his partner, Detective Jon Turkle, were found at the Baptiste cabin by neighbors. They heard the shots and came running, but by that time, the couple had already succumbed. Though no one knew Thibodaux was there, his car was found with the window smashed in, the tires slashed, and the radio damaged. If you see this man, call the police immediately. Do not approach. Thibodaux is armed and considered dangerous. Now, back to regular programming.”

Just great!” Grant roared. “Even after that bitch is dead, she figures out a way to screw me over!”

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Character Quote from My Lifeguard by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallGrabbing Tammy’s wrist, she dragged her down the hall. Magda took Tammy’s belongings, handing them to her. She took Drew’s key, flinging the others at Tammy.

“You go. Is not coming back for you. He not need you in his life.”

“This baby is his!”

“Then that is settled when it is born. But do you think your rich husband is wanting to hear this? You are like a whore, Tammy. You sell yourself for good job and soft life. Only not just your body. You sell your soul for diamonds.”

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Character Quote from Crash Into Me ~ A Love in the City Romance by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image small“Bob,” he said abruptly. “You remember that report – the part where it said armed and dangerous? And not to approach alone?” He waited while that sank in. “Your missus isn’t armed. Bob. And me, I don’t mind killing people,” he lied. “How about you? Bob. Ever shot anyone?”

“Don’t make me pull this trigger. I will!”

“I don’t think so. I think you’re plan was to corner me, then call the cops. Only, that phone’s not working. Is it, Louella?” He crawled out of the tent and Louella screamed. Trying to hit him with her tin platter, she screeched even more. Anton grabbed her and put his hand over her mouth. Louella tried to get away, but not very convincingly. She seemed to like having Anton hold her. she could have hit, kicked or bitten, she did nothing.

“Drop the gun, Bob,” Anton suggested calmly.

“You ain’t got a gun.”

“No, but I have your missus and I can kill without a gun.”

Bob’s hand shook harder and he went red in the face. Louella grabbed Anton’s hand from her mouth.

“Bob? Honey? Sweetheart?”

Clutching his chest, Bob fell in an untidy heap

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Character Quote from Bad Day by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallA strong, tanned, male hand held the door on the other side. I heard a pleasant voice speak to Jane.

“I’ll get it,” he said politely. “Where’s your friend?”

“Coming,” I heard Jane faintly, talking from inside the elevator. “She’s a little slow.”

“Not a problem. If anyone is in a hurry, they can blow me.” He chuckled.

Jane giggled somewhat nervously. The door tried to close, but the strong hand held it open. A dark head popped out, looking at my progress. It was Hal! Or was it Caden? I didn’t know them well enough to tell yet.

“Hi there,” he called, waving his available hand. “I told you I’d call you, but Uncle Jake said you were here, so I dropped by.” He leaned in. “Hold the door,” he said to Jane. “I’ll get her.”

He took a few steps and was at my side. “Come on, slow poke. I’ll give you a hand.”

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Character Quote from Bad Fall by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image“It’s silly to pay for a guest room when her apartment is—”

“It’s her money, not yours. Unless you’re worried about her spending your inheritance.”

There was an uneasy pause. “Now you’re just being rude.”

“Actually, I’m being facetious. But I can do rude so you can hear the difference. What—did you want?”

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Character Quote from How Original by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes imageThis is insane. They couldn’t tell me last night? Or send someone else? You can’t tell me Stu’s the only driver. I’m so sorry to put you out like this.”

No problem. It’s on my way. Any clue who the guest star is?”

They didn’t tell me. Some woman, that’s all I know. Wasn’t satisfied with one of the other cars, had to be mine. Apparently, mine is the best, and she wants the best. They’re all the same.” He rolled his eyes, sighing dramatically.

Sounds like a bitch. Should be a real peach to work with.”

Yeah. Lucky you, you have more scenes with her than I do. I’m surprised you didn’t notice.”

I just look for my name. I don’t pay much attention to the character names, just the lines.” Shrugging, he made the turn into the studio lot.

The guard, who knew him and his car, waved him through.

Speaking of my car,” Nathan said. Pointing behind them, he gave a derisive snort.

Can you see in the back seat?” Carl asked as he wove around various obstacles on his way to a parking place.

No. I think I saw a flash of blonde hair, but who knows. Could be freaking Marilyn Monroe, for all I can tell.”

I think you’ll find she’s dead,” Carl replied with a smirk. He pulled into a parking place.

They make you park here with the peons? You should have a spot closer.” Nathan shook his head. “You’re the main supporting actor. These people are f*cked in the head.”

Couldn’t agree more.”

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Character Quote from Fly by Night by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallGrabbing a tawdry romance novel from her mother’s book shelf, she curled up in the bay window in the den. The TV was on her favorite music station played softly in the background. Her phone rang, startling her from her reading. Setting the book aside, she saw the call was from Elam.

“Hi, there!” she greeted him.

“Hi to you too. What are you doing right now?”

“Sitting here, bored out of my mind. Mom’s at one of her many meetings. Why?”

“Can I come over? I had an idea how to find our mystery man.”

“Sure. I should probably get dressed first.”

“You’re naked?”

Blythe couldn’t tell if he was happy or shocked at the idea. “No, I’m in my pjs. How fast a man’s mind dives into smut.”

“Babe, I’m a guy. I live there.”

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Character Quote from Honeymoon by Dellani Oakes

Character Quotes image smallNot broken,” Bridget reported. “But you wrenched it.”

Serves him right, trying to mug us,” Jasper said. He knew good and well it wasn’t just a mugging gone afoul. He was pretty sure that Rolf did, too. He wasn’t just a police officer either. Jasper had spotted a Ranger tattoo on his upper arm when his sleeve slipped back.

You have a good rest of your stay,” Bridget said. “If you need us, or think of anything else, please call.” She handed Nadeya a business card.

Rolf touched the edge of his helmet, almost saluting. Leaning toward Nadeya, he murmured, “Would I salute you, ma’am?”

She smirked. “What rank, soldier?”

Staff Sergeant.”

Oh, you salute her,” Jasper said with a wink.

An honor meeting you both,” Bridget said. She did salute, as did several of the witnesses.

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Character Quote from Among the Shine Clan by Dellani Oakes

among the shine clan cover small“There’s us,” he indicated the green blips representing their small force.

“If we plug in the scanner, can we use this to find Livingston?”

“We can but try.” He whistled sharply. “Jasper.”

His younger brother walked over. Deacon explained what Fiddlestix suggested. “Can you do it?”

“Hell, yeah, Deacon. Piece of cake. Give me fifteen minutes.”

“You have ten.”

“Cool, I only needed five.” Laughing, he went to work.

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