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Character Quotes from St. Augustine Nights by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Someone drugged you?”

“Aye. Wish I knew who.”

“Where were you?”

“The Pub.”

She nodded, easing onto the chair rather than staying on the arm. The pepper spray went on the TV stand behind her. “Do you think someone there drugged you?”

“It’s the only place I’ve been. You mean—one of the staff?” He considered that a moment. “Doubtful. I know them all. It’s unlikely.”

“The man I was living with stole everything I owned. Even if you know someone, doesn’t mean they won’t screw you over.”

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Character Quotes from How Far is Heaven by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Does he work?”

“Yes. In fact, he just got another job. I’ll be helping him sometimes, when I can.”

“Doing what? Something demeaning, menial?”

“No, as a matter of fact, Hal is a musician. A very good one.”

Maeve knew that would sit well with her father. There was a long line of musically inclined men in his family, going back for generations. Her father had even been known to play the piano, guitar and fiddle.

“Musician? What kind of music?”

“He plays guitar that I know of. Possibly more, I don’t know since we just met recently. He has a wonderful singing voice and he teaches children to play the guitar.”

This would also score points with her father, who gave music lessons through their church.

“Really? Admirable. I want to meet him,” he said with a firm decision that Maeve knew was unshakable.

“I just met the man. Can I please get to know him and go out with him a few times, before you scare him away?”

“Scare him? I don’t scare people. I’m a pussycat. Have him meet you here. You can go to the restaurant from here.”

Maeve sighed resignedly, there was no arguing with him when he was like this. “Yes, Papa. I’ll see if he’s able to come by here.”

“If he can’t change his plans a little, he’s not a true man,” her father said with predictable conviction.

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Character Quotes from Love, Death & Pizza by Dellani

love death and pizza cover 2“Why am I still here? I don’t know anything. Could you please let me get home and go to bed? I’ve been up twenty-two hours, Ms. Hasselhoff. I’m dog tired and I have to work tomorrow. Just because I’m the boss doesn’t mean I can sleep in.”

“I really can’t do that, Mr. Parnell.”

“Why not, Ms. Hasselhoff?”

Why did she have to have such a long name? Why couldn’t it be something short like Smith?

“Because Tack Carmichael was shot with your gun.”

“My what?” I stood up, knocking my chair over. “My gun? My gun? What the f*ck?”

“There’s no need for that kind of language, Mr. Parnell.”

“I beg to differ, Ms. Hasselhoff. You just told me that some asshole was shot to death with my gun and you don’t expect me to say f*ck? Of course I’m going to say it. Wouldn’t you say it? Anybody would under those circumstances. My own mother would if you told her that.”

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Character Quotes from Author of Love by Dellani

character-quotes-imageAfter a moment or two of deliberation, I called Alyce. Fortunately, she answered.

“Parker!” she screeched. Alyce is a very loud girl. Nothing wrong with that, just a fact. She is enthusiastic and used to admire my performance in a very vocal manner. Does great things for a man’s ego, let me tell you. I did some of my best work with Alyce. Not sure why she always calls me by the character’s name….

“I hear you wanna kill me off.”

“Truly, I don’t, but it upsets Tito.”

“What-o?”

“Tee toe,” she said slowly. “He’s jealous of Parker.”

“Why the hell?”

She lowered her voice, which meant she was talking in a normal volume for most people. “He thinks you’re better in bed than him.”

“Am I?”

“Parker!”

“See, it doesn’t help that you always call me that. It makes me seem real to him. If you called me….” I prompted, waiting.

“Blake,” she concluded. Quick study, is our Alyce. “But to me, you will always be Parker. He seems so much more real than everyone else.”

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Character Quotes from Beach Bum by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Are you sure you don’t want to stay with us tonight?” he asked.

“No. I need to be here.”

Penn, Saul and Jasper exchanged a look.

“I know that look. That’s the one that says, She’s being a delusional, emotional woman and we need to exert our manly authority.”

“Doodle, that’s a hell of a lot for one look to say.”

“Tell me I’m wrong, Jasper.” I crossed my arms angrily.

“You’re not wrong,” Saul replied. “People can call you if they need you. You get your things and go with Penn. Jasper and I already discussed this.”

My turn to frown and scowl, which I did.

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Character Quotes from The Maker by Dellani

The Maker cover front“Can we be of assistance, Captain Slatterly?”

“Captain Drexel, I’m unsure how until I know the situation on planet. Riley’s a sneaky bastard. He allowed himself to be taken into custody. I can’t conceive of a man like him doing that without a reason, can you?”

“No, sir, I can’t. Everything I know about Riley says he’ll run when he has to and fight when he’s cornered. Not a man to give up easily.”

“It’ll be dawn soon on planet. It’s darker than three shades of hell down there. They were going to come back once they had enough light to navigate.”

Drexel nodded. “If you need anything, call me.”

“Will do, Captain Drexel. Thank you.”

Hannibal out.”

The Warrant Officer disconnected at just the right moment. Drexel let out a deep exhalation.

“Damn! That was about as close as I’ve had to come lately to blowing someone to smithereens!” Shaking his head and laughing, he muttered to himself. “Wil’s here. I’ll be damned.”

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Character Quotes from Great Mandrake by Dellani

character-quotes-imageDrake slid in the door of his classroom as the bell rang. His professor looked up sharply, frowning.

“Late? Mr. Mann, you are never late.” His Georgia accent flavored the words.

“Had to drop my nephew at school. Sorry, Dr. Temple.”

“Considering it’s the first time in your entire college career, you are forgiven. Unlike many of your contemporaries, you know the meaning of the word punctuality.”

“Thank you.” He took his seat, sliding his heavy backpack to the floor.

The girls in the back of the room giggled and pointed at him as they whispered together. Dr. Temple wrote on the board, turning around to give them a baleful gaze.

“Ladies, and I use the word loosely, as no doubt do you. Have you something to share? Believe me, we all await with bated breath.”

“No, sir,” the boldest one replied. She blushed, casting her eyes down prettily.

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Character Quotes from Love Rocks by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Is that what everyone’s going to think, Letasha?”

“Probably, honey. Your man should have a Surgeon General’s warning on him cause he’s smokin’ hot. They’re gonna think the worst, more’s the pity. Johnny’s a really nice guy. He’s been a good friend to my cousin Beau, helped him get out of trouble more than once. He’s one thing most men aren’t—noble.”

“I don’t care what they think of me,” I told her. “They can think I’m sleeping with him if they want, but I don’t like them saying bad things about him.”

“Certain people excite comment, you know that. Johnny’s an enigma, people wonder about him. He keeps to himself, but has been seen with the wrong element. People will chat. Personally, I’d like to poison their drinking water, but I’ll settle for involuntary birth control.”

“Letasha, you’re harsh, you know that?” I giggled despite my anger.

She tossed her curly, dark hair, her brown eyes glittering. A smile graced her full lips and a muscle twitched in her dark cheek.

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Character Quotes from Bride for Brodie by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Today’s Monday. Brodie needs at least three days to conclude the Stevens project, but I’d say by Thursday afternoon, we could sit down and set the preliminary wheels in motion, don’t you Brodie?”

“Yes, sir. That’s an excellent suggestion, Ches.”

“Super!” Mr. Tillerman squashed my fingers again, slapping me heartily on the back.

“Wonderful!” Mrs. Tillerman’s eyes glittered excitedly. Her cheeks flushed a delicate pink as I kissed her hand.

“I look forward to working with you and meeting your daughter. I’m sure she must be delightful, that is, if she’s anything like her mother.”

“Oh, Mr. Brodie, how you do go on.” She giggled like a school girl.

Oh, Mr. Brodie, how you do turn on the charm.

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Character Quotes from My Lifeguard by Dellani

character-quotes-image“You used to date?” Magda seemed mildly perturbed at that idea.

“Not exactly date,” Drew hastened to clarify. “We got coffee a few times, went to a couple movies. That’s the extent.”

“There was that one time….” Shelly began.

“When nothing happened at all,” he finished for her with a long, pointed look.

“True. Nothing of consequence.”

That one hurt. “Thanks, Shelly. Now my ego feels really stellar.”

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