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Character Quotes from The Maker by Dellani

The Maker cover frontWil, Matilda, Felix and one of the Kindred Elders were waiting for Ben on Wil’s sentient ship. As Matilda explained to Ben what they were going to attempt, his expression became dubious.

“Why do you need me? I’m not trained in this sort of thing.”

“The Elder wants you. You want to argue with him?” Matilda raised a speculative eyebrow.

Ben chuckled, ducking his head. “No, I don’t. What do we do?”

“Sentience has it all set up. She’ll make the connection, boost our signal by tapping into the Trimagnite pockets. The Elder has shown her how already. Then the Elder and Felix will guide us from there. Simple as that.”

“Where do we have to go?” Ben was still trying to take in details.

“We go to the Sentience’s control room and do what we’re told,” Wil replied.

Ben nodded. A few years ago, before coming on this trip, he’d have thought anyone completely psychotic for suggesting such a thing. Now, it didn’t sound crazy, it sounded like the best possible way for him to contact Emme.

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Character Quotes from The Kahlea by Dellani

character-quotes-imageSpinning angrily, Yktobo rushed blindly toward her, too furious to pay close attention. Her left hand reached out, grabbing a handful of his flailing tentacles. She brought her right in high and fast, slapping him in the face.

Surprised, Yktobo ceased his attack. “What was that?”

“It’s called a slap, you old fool,” Itza countered happily.

“I know what it is, woman, but a slap on the cheek won’t kill a Kahlea.”

“You told me to use the unexpected,” Mai giggled.

“Did you expect that, Yktobo?” Itza asked, hardly masking her amusement.

“If you don’t take this seriously, why are you here? Be gone, we’re done for the day!”

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Character Quotes from Lord Roeder’s Mine by Dellani

character-quotes-imageLord Roder’s Mine is a prequel to my sci-fi series.

“Not a damn thing wrong, Captain Tarvo,” the tech reported half an hour later.

“What’s he acting like that for, then?”

“From what I could tell, the only thing out of place is a super elevated serotonin level.”

“So, you’re telling me that the best Trimagnite miner on my staff is whacked on happy hormones?” The Captain muttered, rubbing his balding pate with one hand while the other tapped irritably on his chair console.

“I wouldn’t have said it that way,” the technician looked a little miffed. He liked being precise. “But that’s in effect what it amounts to.”

“Thanks,” The Captain signed off on the compact computer screen and handed the medical scanner to the tech. “Keep him monitored for twenty-four hours.”

“Already done, sir. Doctor Macy took care of it personally. I think this has her spooked a bit too, sir. She’s never seen anything like it.”

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Character Quotes from Poplar Mountain by Dellani

character-quotes-imagePoplar Mountain is a romantic suspense set in the Kentucky Mountains in 1939.

Patty was quiet the entire way home. Once in awhile, she sighed happily, but she didn’t say a word. Lucius and Dollie tried to talk, but her complete silence made them want to whisper. When the truck stopped, Patty didn’t wait for Lucius to open the door. She got out and walked into the apartment, leaving them alone. Lucius chuckled as he watched her.

“One day, I hope I love a woman so well, she’s speechless.”

Dollie punched him—hard. “Are all men like that?”

“Like what?” He rubbed his arm, genuinely puzzled.

“Only interested in one thing?”

He bridled slightly. “Dollie, if all I wanted from you was sex, you’d be naked.”

She gasped, scooting away from him. Past the point of caring what he said or what she thought of it, he continued.

“I love you, Dorothea Belloit. So much, it makes me damn crazy. I like to hope you love me too. And one day, I’d like you to marry me. But I’m so afraid I’m gonna say somethin’ wrong, I hardly know what to say. You don’t leave room for a man to breathe, Dollie.”

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Character Quotes from Escape of the Heart by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Soon, this will be behind us and we’ll sit on the beach and sip fruity drinks with umbrellas,” Oren said.

“You make this sound like some sort of ordeal!” Merle snapped.

Oren sighed. “Honey, please. I can’t take anymore drama right now. Let’s get to your fitting and go see Reva, okay?”

Merle’s face softened and she touched his cheek. “I’m sorry, Oren. I forget this is hard on you too.”

He kissed her palm. “Only one hard thing in this relationship,” he quipped. “Fully loaded and ready whenever you want.”

Merle giggled. “That sounds inviting. I’ll keep that in mind.”

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Character Quotes from Bad Day by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Elise Champion, may I introduce my best wedding planner, Reva Kelly.”

Time to turn on the charm, I thought with a sparkling smile. I reached forward with my bandaged hand. Elise Champion recoiled in horror.

“Dear God! What’s wrong with you?”

“Elise, please. You’re causing a scene.”

Her voice at full volume, she continued. “I demand to know what’s wrong.”

People stared. My smile faltered, but Mr. Perrine calmed her down. I put my hand hastily into my lap.

“I do apologize,” I mumbled. “I had an accident yesterday.”

“A slight altercation with the sidewalk,” Mr. Perrine smiled. “But Reva gave it hell!” He chuckled and winked. With a shrug of his shoulders, he apologized to me.

“Excuse me a moment,” Elise stood stiffly and walked to the restroom.

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf Tales – A Little White Lie by Dellani

character-quotes-imageBen took up the list pointing to each name in order. He repeated the process for a few moments, and eventually lit on one name, highlighted it and handed the scanner back to Wil.

“Ishanti Abrams? Who the hell is he?”

“She,” Ben replied. “No idea.”

“What made you pick her then?”

“My four friends.”

Wil frowned. Ben held up his right hand, back toward Wil.

“Eenie, meenie, minie and mo.” He lowered one finger with each word until only the middle finger was extended. Brandishing it, then snapping a cocky salute, he turned on his heel and left the room.

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Lone Wolf Tales is a Collection of 9 Short Stories and Novellas from my Sci-Fi universe.

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Character Quotes from Comedy Cabin by Dellani

character-quotes-imageAs promised, Camille’s son came by, bringing her favorite comfort food—mashed potatoes, fried chicken and cooked apples.

Ally had a great time making this,” he said, giving her a kiss. “I can really get behind this nesting thing. She’s baking bread, making curtains and cleaning every inch of the place.”

Not simultaneously, I hope,” Camille teased, returning the kiss.

She’s grown six more arms,” Chuck assured her. “And she’s figured out how to bi-locate.”

Fascinating. We’ll post a video on You Tube and make a mint.”

Easily.”

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Character Quotes from Solaris by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Dammit! What?” Wil blurted.

The communication was voice only, meaning he probably wasn’t alone.

“Sorry to interrupt your sex life, Wil, but I’ve got a problem,” Emmelia replied.

The screen flickered on. Frowzy looking, needing a shave, Wil leaned over the console. She could see that he was naked, though the screen only went slightly below his waist. Probably a good thing. Just the idea of seeing Wil naked was too much for her today.

“Could you put on some pants, Wilhelm?”

“Look, Madame Chairman. You caught me in the middle of something. How I’m attired isn’t your affair. I doubt this conversation is contingent on my pants.”

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Character Quotes from Checkmate by Dellani

character-quotes-image“Are you supposed to be somewhere?”

He nodded. “A boring ass reception for the contestants. You can’t believe how incredibly dull they are. All they talk about is chess.”

She wrinkled her nose. “Erg. Not my cup of tea.”

“Good, if it was, I planned to make an excuse and ditch you. Chess geeks bore me.”

“Aren’t you one?”

He laughed loudly. “Do I look like one?” He stood up, flinging his arms wide as he spun in a tight circle.

Milla giggled, nearly spewing her coffee. “No, I must admit that you don’t. I could imagine you on the stage flexing and posing before I’d think you were a chess player.”

“You already did that.”

“Yes, I did,” she admitted with a blush. “Sorry.”

“But just so you know, all this, no steroids.” He dropped in his seat.

“Good! I hear they make your dick shrink to nothing.” She realized what she had implied with that remark and did a face palm. “Oh, God,” she mumbled. “Sorry.”

Dane laughed too hard to respond. Frode tried not to, but he couldn’t help himself.

“Do you always put your foot in your mouth like that?” Dane finally managed to ask.

“Always. Has nothing whatever to do with the fact your gorgeous. Oh, shit, I did it again.” She dropped her head it to the table. “Good job, Milla. Way to make a first impression.”

“I don’t know.” He raised her chin with his finger. “You made a great first impression on me.”

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