Dellani Oakes, Red River Radio Network, What's Write for Me

Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Karen & Scott! Tuesday, July 31 at 4PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio

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It’s summertime and it’s HOT! In order to take our minds off how sweaty we are, I’ve got two really cool authors lined up to chat with us today.

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First up, alphabetically speaking, is Karen Vaughan is the author of the Laura and Gerry Mysteries, as well as Holmes in America and Dead Comic Standing. She is also a PA for authors, and a talk show host here on the Red River Radio Network. Welcome back, Karen. You’ve been here so often, I’ve lost track. It’s like a second home for you.

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Second is Scott Moses, author of the futuristic thriller Between Truth and Eternity and the hilariously thought provoking Fools of Parody. Welcome back, Scott! We’re so delighted to have you here for a second visit.

This show was originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, but I was ill. I’m better now, so away we go!

Listen in live, or catch it at your convenience.

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Character Quotes, Karen Vaughan, Laura & Gerry series

CHARACTER QUOTES FROM DEAD TO WRITES

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Natalie was searching frantically for the flash drive that contained her manuscript.

Where did it get to? I swear it was here at lunch.

The thought of losing that thing made her sick, as she had worked long and hard on it for the past year. She and her friends, Sylvie and Terri, had dared each other to write a story and get it published. Since the three of them worked for Transient Press, they would also get to see what it was like to go through the process from start to finish. It was a great way to better serve their clients. Natalie worked in acquisitions editing, while Sylvie and Terri worked as representatives for various authors. Not only would this be a great exercise, each of the women had always wanted to get published.

Just as Natalie was about to upend her desk drawer, Terri and Sylvie came around the corner.

“Whoa, Chica. Where’s the fire?”

“I misplaced my manuscript for the book!”

“You mean the flash drive?” Sylvie spoke up.

Natalie nodded. “Yes. That’s what I was working on during my lunch hour and I was interrupted.”

Terry spoke. “By whom? Maybe someone saw you with it?”

Natalie frowned. “It was Fran, trying to get me to do some Joe job, below my pay grade.”

Sylvie stood there with her hands on her hips. “What a bitch! She treats you like a slave. I don’t know why you don’t stand up to her.”

“I tried that once. It’s easier this way. I do what she wants to get her off my back, so I can fly under the radar. One time when I tried to stick up for myself, she tried to get me fired. I swear she’s got the big guy in her back pocket.”

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LAURA ACCUSES GERRY OF PLANTING A BODY IN HER APARTMENT

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“Okay Gerry,” I said, “cut the crap!  How did you get Velcro’s’ body in here?”

“What do ya mean how? You mean you think I did this, thanks a lot!” he said, somewhat pissed.

“This wasn’t your handy-work?”

“No! Why would you think I would do such a horrid thing?”

“Not sure really; maybe because you and Ray have the only keys besides me, and you love practical jokes.”

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A LOOK AT LEFT FOR DEAD BY KAREN VAUGHAN-ONCE A CORPSE MAGNET ALWAYS A CORPSE MAGNET

Left for dead 2 for Amazon  Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Gerry’s cousin, and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.

WHAT ONE READER SAYS ABOUT LEFT FOR DEAD

Left for Dead by Karen Vaughan, is witty and intelligently told mystery story. It’s the 6th in the Laura and Gerry mysteries series and a delightfully penned book.

It seems even pregnancy will not stop Laura Fitz from being a corpse magnet, as she stumbles yet again onto another dead body. While Laura is talking to the police, she receives a phone call from hubby. Apparently, Laura’s gift or curse for discovering the dead and becoming embroiled in the nasty affairs of the murder has rubbed off on to Gerry, for he has found his cousin near death.

The Fitz’s have once again become entangled in murder, mayhem, the lives of others along with the danger it entails. But, through it, all Laura remains her witty self. Gerry doesn’t fair as well as his love for Laura and their coming baby upset his judgment at times. After all, it is difficult to be objective when the life of one’s wife is on the line.

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“I think Candy had a little bit of a crush,” Todd confessed.

“I can see why. You were hot as hell.”

“Was? Thanks for that, Miss Houston.”

I chuckled and he smiled. “Still are. Any father would be concerned with you around. You have this—aura of sensuality about you.”

His blue eyes widened. “I do?”

“It’s the casual, I don’t give a shit, I just want to f**k you manner you have.” I waved my hands vaguely, unable to stop the babble that was dribbling from my mouth.

Todd burst out laughing, covering his mouth with his hands to muffle the sound. “That’s unusual. I had no idea I said any of that in silent, secret, sub-text.”

“Maybe it’s just my read of it,” I replied.

© 2016 Dellani Oakes

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Stephanie Osborn – Bona Fide Rocket Scientist

stephanie osbron photoIf you want to read a book by a dumb blonde, you’ve come to the wrong place. Why? Because Stephanie Osborn may be blonde, but she’s far from dumb. She’s a bona fide rocket scientist who used to work for NASA.

I’ve read several of her books over the years, and I love them all. Her books are funny, fast paced, cleverly constructed and keep the reader on the edge of the seat. My favorites are her Displaced Detective books, staring the King of Crime himself, Sherlock Holmes. Inadvertently brought from one reality to the next, the Victorian super sleuth finds himself displaced in space and time. Thanks to the friendship of scientist Skye Chadwick, Sherlock finds his place in modern society.

There are now four books in the Displaced Detective Series, each better than the last. I have greatly enjoyed reading these fantastic books by Stephanie Osborn, and I think anyone who likes a fun filled, fast paced mystery will too.

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Excerpt — The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival by Stephanie Osborn

by Stephanie Osborn
http://www.stephanie-osborn.com

This is not your father’s Sherlock Holmes…

The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. In a Knee-jerk reaction, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt. Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract. Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more? And what happens next?

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“…This is a really bad time for me to leave console at the moment, hon.”

Caitlin shot her a hard, annoyed look.

“You can’t be considering it,” she said flatly. “All hell is breaking loose here. I don’t care if the President needed you five minutes ago! You have to stay here!”

“Chill, Cait,” Skye tossed an aside to her friend, phone held absently to the side of her face with her shoulder as she tried to read the scribbled note Timelines handed her, around annotating her clipboard. “I’ve got more to do than I can shake a stick at now. I’m…what?” she said, staring at the note. “Software! Check the focus subroutine! Make sure it’s initiating at the correct point in the program! The last thing we need now is a software glitch causing a delay in timing. If that’s happening, no wonder the induction element’s hosed! Hardware, make sure the circuit’s clear! Holmes, I’m sorry, I can’t make it right now. I don’t have time to catch my breath down here.”

* * *

Holmes listened closely, not only to Skye’s direct comments, but also to her asides and commands, and to what he could hear of the remarks made to her. He covered the mouthpiece with his hand and informed Jones and Smith.

“It appears matters are not going well in the Chamber.” He punched the speaker button on the phone so the other men could hear. Then he returned his attention to the sounds coming from the phone. “Skye, what is happening?”

* * *

Skye watched as her teammates fought with the recalcitrant apparatus. One of the Hardware console members, Chad Swann by name and a longstanding friend of Skye’s, moved into the center of the room to check the circuitry of the monoliths. Skye grabbed her clipboard, flipping to the malfunction shutdown checklist, where she scanned the list, trying to determine the seriousness of their
situation.

Vaguely she heard Holmes’ query, but didn’t have time to devote to it. Still, she managed to find two spare brain cells to rub together, and replied abstractedly, “We’re having a malfunction in the induction element system. We can’t keep it focused…”

“Skye, we need you to make a call! Shut down, or put it in a holding pattern and troubleshoot?” Caitlin interrupted. Skye juggled phone and clipboard, trying to assess the checklist for priority red malfunction modes.

“Holmes, I’ve gotta go,” she said into the phone. “I need to figure out how serious this is—”

“DR. CHADWICK! We’ve got a GRAVITON SPIKE!” Sequencing shouted.

* * *

Smith and Jones watched as Holmes’ expression grew more and more grave as he listened to the sounds on the other end of the line. They heard Skye’s attempt to break the conversation, and Holmes was about to answer in the affirmative when they overheard the exclamation from Sequencing.

Holmes paled as they heard Skye shout, “Chad!! Get out of there! NO! EMERGENCY SHUTDO—”

The line went dead.

Instantly the entire building shuddered hard enough to knock books off shelves and send Skye’s chalk tumbling from its rack on the blackboard, smashing into dusty white shards on the tile. The three men grabbed for heavy furniture to avoid being flung to the floor.

* * *

When the quake subsided, the three men sat staring at each other, shaken. Holmes felt almost lightheaded, his grey eyes wide.

“What happened?” Jones demanded. “Did that earthquake have anything to do with Project: Tesser—”

“Emergency shutdown,” Holmes snapped out, leaping to his feet. “Graviton spike.” He didn’t fully understand the significance of the graviton spike, but from his reading of Skye’s quantum mechanics text, which perforce contained a significant amount of particle physics, he knew what a graviton was, and strongly suspected it was connected to the quake. “I am going down to the Chamber,” he declared in a tone brooking no argument. “The two of you may come, or stay.”

* * *

“Is your authorization in?” Jones turned to Smith.

“Your duty officer entered it into the system when I arrived this morning,” Smith observed.

“Good. We’re coming, Holmes,” Jones declared.

But Holmes was already out the door and down the hall, headed for the elevators at a dead run.

Jones and Smith sprinted behind.

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The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is available in print and ebook (all formats), and the first four books of the series have been released in a collected ebook edition, The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus. Book 5, A Case of Spontaneous Combustion, is a 2014 new release. All of them are suitable for gift-giving!

-Stephanie Osborn
http://www.stephanie-osborn.com

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Dellani’s Tea Time Presents the Social Media Show with Christina, Dellani, J.D., Karen and Marta

Once in awhile, Dellani and Christina talk to one another, as well as a few stellar authors, and chat about using social media to publicize yourself as an author. Listen to the PODCAST with guests JD Holliday, Karen Vaughan and Marta Moran Bishop.

Don’t miss this fun and informative show!

Enjoy the transcript from the chat room as you listen.

JD HolidayJD Holiday Janosse the Goose, The Spy Game, The Great Snowball Escapade and more at Amazon

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Karen’s Blog

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Marta’s Blog

Rachel RuebenRachel Rueben Hag, Eternal Bond, Fedelta. Rachel’s Amazon page

Rachel’s Blog

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To Catch the Podcast at Your Convenience

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The Book Report: Dead Comic Standing by Karen Vaughan

On THE BOOK REPORT: Dead Comic Standing by Karen Vaughan

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With a chance at success quelling their fears, a slew of new comics are eager to have a chance, even with a psychotic serial killer out to get them all, to step on stage following each seasoned comic murder in Karen Vaughan’s, Dead Comic Standing. It’s a humorous whodunit full of hilarious comedy relief by many of the future victims in this tightly written book. You get the benefit of a cozy mystery, a sizzling romance and laughs all in one that keeps you reading until the end. I so enjoyed this book! 5 stars.
Karen Vaughan’s site: https://karenwritesmurder.com/
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E-Books on sale by Stephanie Osborn

Ebooks On Sale!

By Stephanie Osborn

 

Want to try out some of my books, but don’t want a big investment? Now’s your chance! Two of my books are ON SALE in ebook format from now through Memorial Day, for ONLY 99 CENTS! That’s right, for less than a buck, you can pick up an ebook!

Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

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My very first book, the ebook-bestselling Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, which has garnered Hollywood interest, is available in Kindle and Nook for $0.99!

 

Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, “Crash” Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?

 

And Book 1 of the critically-acclaimed Displaced Detective series, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, is also available in Kindle and Nook for $0.99!

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The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, Book 1 of the Displaced Detective Series

Brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt.

Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of — and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract.

Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more? And what happens next?

Sample chapters for Burnout can be found here.

Sample chapters for The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival can be found here.

For more about my books, check out my author website!