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Character Scene from The Great Mandrake by Dellani

character-quotes-imageThe Great Mandrake is set in Florida and is about Drake Mann, one of Teague McMurtry’s many cousins. Drake’s in some trouble, so Teague calls in the Redneck Irregulars, friends and family with police and military background, to help.

I think we found her,” Teague said. “I’m gonna go in and have a look.”

I’ll go with you,” one of the police officers said.

When you can move as quietly as me, kid, I’ll take you. Otherwise, you stay here.”

The man, who was probably of an age with Teague, looked offended. “I’m not loud.”

Teague didn’t stop to explain. He slid through the door. Drake wanted to follow him, but Neil wouldn’t allow it.

Let him look. No one does recon like Teague.”

Why’s he so special?” the officer asked. “Is he f**king Rambo?”

Drake and Neil exchanged a look, trying not to laugh.

Yeah,” Neil said. “He is f**king Rambo.”

No one got the joke but them.

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Character Conversation from Alton and Velda by Dellani

alton croppedAlton and Velda (which hasn’t got a proper name yet) is my maiden voyage into more traditional fantasy. My other fantasy work has been set in more modern times. I am pleased.

“Can you help us with that?” Alton asked.

“I can.”

Will you?”

Old Jon chuckled. “You’re learning, Sapling.”

Alton tried not to be offended by that nickname, but it rankled. He was hardly a child. Among his own kind, he was still a young man. By human standards, he was probably of an age with Old Jon.

“Don’t like that, do you, youngun’?” The old man winked. “Think you’re old as me?” He shook his grizzled head. Sapling, I was merely old when the world was young. When you were a lad, I was ancient. Truth is, I don’t know my age anymore. But trust me, even Oak Mother is a spry sapling in comparison to Old Jon.”

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Character Quotes from Full Measure by Dellani

character-quotes-imageFull Measure was my NaNo novel for 2011

“You gonna tell us what this is about?” The Brit asked calmly, sipping his scotch.

“I told you. Nothing. Don’t worry your pretty head about it, baby,” he said as if he were talking to a particularly obtuse woman.

The British man punched him in the shoulder.

“Hey! You nearly spilled my coffee!”

“Oh, precious, you’ll manage,” the British man said, batting his eyelashes.

“Y’all are a couple fruits,” the black man said sourly. “Act like girls. You two gay for each other?”

“Because you’re new to the team and don’t know us,” the British man replied quietly. “I’ll let that slide—this time. Say it again, and important pieces of you will go missing.”

“You ain’t right,” the driver said. “Neither of you.”

“You don’t like it, go back to Miami,” the dark haired man said.

“St. Pete,” the black man corrected. “I can’t go back. Too damn hot.”

“Temperature?” the man in leather asked.

“Cops. One too many bodies disappeared in Alligator Ally. Got suspicious.” He shrugged.

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Character Conversation from Fly by Night by Dellani

character-quotes-imageFly by Night was my NaNo novel in 2013. It didn’t go exactly as I intended, but it’s still a great story. Enjoy!

Half an hour later, prescriptions in hand, Blythe waited for the release papers. Elam came by a few times with other people in wheelchairs. She was signing her papers when he stopped once more.

“I’m on break.” He squatted by the chair, gazing up at her. His eyes were a vivid azure, like the waters of the Caribbean. “Sorry if I got you in trouble with your brother.”

“He’ll survive. It’s not the first time he’s gotten upset with me. Won’t be the last.”

“Family,” he said with a sigh. “My brothers and I communicate with Morse Code, by way of punches. So I get it.”

Blythe giggled. “Jason would never hit me. I imagine he’s wanted to once or twice.”

“Don’t lose my number.”

“I won’t. Aren’t you supposed to be working?”

“I am. I’m here to take you to the car. Your brother is pulling it around right now. He might hit me with it….”

“He might. But hey, you’re in the right place.”

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Character Quote from One More Night by Dellani

character-quotes-imageThis should only take a couple hours,” Lex assured me. “But if it doesn’t.” She handed me a business card. “Memorize and destroy the card. Burn, preferably.”

And scatter the ashes,” I suggested.

Lex and Ben stared at me, surprised.

I write novels. Did you think my mind would go anywhere else?”

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Character Quotes from Bet on Love by Dellani

character-quotes-imageKitty grinned, order pad at the ready. “So, what are we having for breakfast? Or do you need another minute?” she gazed intently at Zane.


“I know what she wants. She has the same thing every time.”

“I’ll have what she’s having, then,” Zane said with a smirk as he handed Kitty the menu.

“You don’t know what it is,” Kitty protested.

“Doesn’t matter. Surprise me.” He stared at Gina several seconds, making her blush.

“Okay, one question, though. Hard or soft?”

“Excuse me?” his dark blue eyes flickered over to Kitty.

“Just answer. Hard or soft, I didn’t stutter.”

Zane’s grin spread, quirking up the corner of his mouth. “I’ll go with hard, Kitty, cause that’s how I roll.”

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Character Scene from A Little White Lie, A Lone Wolf Tale by Dellani

white lie cover“If you’ve paid any attention to the news vids, you know about the situation on Starflatz,” Greyling said.

All of them knew that there was a major coup going on. No one knew from one moment to the next who controlled the government, but it was swaying more and more into the hands of a radical leader named Aurous Aurialonus. He was a madman who was anti-establishment, anti-Committee and anti-military, although he controlled the current military in Starflatz’s major city, Gundesburg.

“He’s got things in a right mess, I know that,” Ray interjected. “Is he really as nuts as they say?”

Greyling weighed her answer carefully. “No, he’s worse. He’s captured the entire royal family and he plans to kill them off one by one if they don’t acquiesce to his demands.”

“Which are?”

She rolled her eyes heavenward as if saying a silent prayer. “Too bizarre to relate. His message was very garbled and not even our psychology experts can interpret it.”

“Hard to acquiesce then,” Wil added facetiously.

Greyling gave him a withering look before going on. “Rather.”

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Character Scene from Wall of Time by Dellani

lone-wolf-frontWall of Time is a prequel to my Lone Wolf Series. It’s not out yet, but it will be! That being said, I like this scene and wanted to share it.

Dressed in bright red leather pants and bustier, the tall blonde sported a long, black leather duster and high, metal heeled, cowboy boots. A powerful handgun rested on her left hip. A whip graced the other.

Wil’s smile grew broader when she came up to him,Shakazhan front standing less than three inches away, her breasts brushing his chest, her hips a whisper from his. Reaching out one leather clad hand, she grabbed his crotch in a very friendly fashion. His right hand held his drink, but his left glided down her arm in a familiar caress, his cyber eye checking her hands and feet for weapons. He found plenty, smiling.

“Hello, Val, how are you?”

“I’m better now, Wil. Good to see you.” Her hand stayed on his crotch, rubbing absently.

The Maker cover front“What brings you to these parts, Val? I thought you were working Vandaran space.”

She shrugged one shoulder casually. “Vandarans are so boring. A bunch of overzealous, religious mooses. Meese?” She rolled her eyes, not caring if she got the right word or not.

“I think plural and singular are the same, moose.”

“Oh, who gives a shit, Wil? Only you would even know something like that.” She took a sip of his drink, licking her lips seductively.

“Which is part of my charm, Val.” He nibbled her neck, his hand moving to her hip in a very proprietary way.

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf by Dellani

“All right. Now tell me everything you didn’t tell me the first time,” Matilda said.

“Matilda, I told you all you need to know, honestly,” Wil replied.

“I’d like to be the judge of that, if you don’t mind.” Her eyes flashed dangerously.

He remembered her expression when she held him at gunpoint and relented.

“Start with just exactly how you planned to make me a loyal, happy, compliant little lap dog. You glossed over that part and it interested me considerably.”

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Character Quotes from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes - 500“So, did you enjoy kissing Bobby?” Toni asked.

Libby blushed, looking evasive. “Yeah, a little.”

“A little? Your hair is a mess and it was only a little? He’s wearing your lipstick! It looks like you ate his face!” She went into the stall, banging the door.

“You and Danny didn’t even resurface. How did you know I was kissing Bobby?”

“I could feel it. Your energy radiated off you like some sort of super sex bomb.”

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