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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-image“Yes, and all the women would see what a great ass you have. I think we’ll pass on that.”

They hustled down the hall to the cargo bay. Becky met them outside the door, as Caprilla ran silently up the hall behind her. He leaned over, sniffing Becky’s neck, making her giggle when his whiskers tickled her.

“Mm, another delicious smelling female! It’s too bad human women are so delicate.”

Marc walked up about that time. “You making a play For my woman, Cap?”

“This one is yours?” Caprilla shook his head sadly, sighing heavily. “I’m always behind you two. It’s the sorrowful story of my life. I shall have to see if I can entice Ariella into joining me after the wedding.” He nodded sagely, chuckling and twirling his whiskers.

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Character Quotes from One More Night by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-imageWe sat on the couch, drinking our coffee and chatting. When our coffee was done, we set our cups aside, and Brandon scooted closer.

I know that I don’t excite you that much,” he said quietly, taking my hand. “But if you ever need a friend with benefits, you know how to reach me.”

You’re a wonderful man, Brandon. I think when you get over feeling sorry for yourself, you’ll make some woman very happy.”

But not you.”

You don’t want me,” I said quietly, touching his cheek. “You like the idea of me. I’m single, passably good looking.”

You’re gorgeous. If you think you’re only passable, you aren’t looking in the right mirror. We could take those kisses and build on them. The offer stands.”

Thank you. I appreciate that very much.” I gave him a kiss and saw him out.

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Character Quotes from Over the Edge by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-image“You want kids?”

“Sure! Don’t you?”

“As many as you want, love. Kids are great. Let’s hope they’re boys though.”

“Why? Girls are nice too.”

“Yeah, but they’ll end up living with us until we die.”


“Because they’ll never marry. With me for a dad, I’ll scare the hell out of any man who comes near them.”

“You aren’t that spooky, baby.”

“Watch me. I’ll turn into Big Foot with a Badge. Got to protect them from men like me.”

She stared at him, her mouth and eyes wide. “Were you really that bad, Frankie?”

He met her stare with a level gaze. “Baby, I’m bad now. Imagine me at seventeen. I was positively evil.”

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Character Quotes from Love Under Lights by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-imageStan and Dave drew up chairs next to her.

“So, you dating Calvin?” Stan asked.

“Why do you want to know?” she countered.

“Curiosity. He asked you out?”

“Why does it matter?”

“You gonna answer every question with another question?” He was getting frustrated.

“Does it bother you?”

He looked disgusted. “Straight answer, okay?”

“You want to know if you’re wasting time by talking to me.”

“Basically, yeah.”

“Ask him yourself. He’s right there.”

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Character Quotes from On the Fairway by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-image“You decent?”

“What? Why?”

“Cause I’m coming in and don’t wanna see more than a I should.”

The door opened suddenly. She stepped back into the room. Heath came in and she closed the door behind him.

“Not like you haven’t seen naked women before,” she scoffed.

“That’s so, but not you. Reckon I at least want dinner first. How about you?”

She giggled, tears falling. Trying to sob and sniffle at the same time, caused her to snort. She laughed harder. “God, I’m a wreck!”

He eyed her speculatively, examining her overall appearance. “Yup. You are. You should probably go home and start over, cause—dayam.” He crossed his arms, shoulders stooped. “Girl, you’re a hot mess,” he said in a high, singsong voice.

Essa giggled, snorting again. “Thank you. I needed a good laugh.”

“Wasn’t my intention,” he replied. “Cause, girl, you are a hot mess.” He took a step closer, drawn to her like metal to a magnet. “You’re a mess. And you’re beautiful.” And I really want to kiss you.

Essa stepped closer, feeling the same attraction. “Why do I find that ridiculous line—so sexy?”

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Among the Shine Clan – Part 21 by Dellani Oakes

among the shine clan coverIt’s time to go. Fiddlestix had to make a clean break, running away from Deacon. Only her sense of duty to her people has made her go back. She couldn’t let them face McLain alone.

McLain was waiting at the tarmac to meet them. He didn’t look happy. When he saw how few of the cyber warriors she’d brought home, he was even angrier. “Those men are worth a million apiece and you killed them?”

“They were a threat, sir.”

“You know what I think, Master Sergeant? I think you’re the threat.”

“With all due respect, sir, you’re full of shit. You sent us in there knowing what we were up against. You know what I think? I think you sent them there on purpose.” She clapped him on the shoulder in a friendly fashion.

“You can’t prove that,” McLain growled, jerking away.

Fiddlestix smiled as if to say she could do exactly that. Without another word, she marched back to her quarters. McLain ran to his quarters and began going through files on his computer. He put in a call to Frieze, bellowing at the younger man to come help him destroy the evidence. A few moments later, there was a knock at his office door.

Without bothering to check who it was, McLain yelled, “Come in!”

Fiddlestix entered, surrounded by military police. “Take the general into custody.”

“Yes, Master Sergeant.”

They surrounded McLain who yelled and protested. “You can’t prove this. You can’t prove a damn thing!”

“But I can, sir. You haven’t hidden your tracks very well. That little device you’ll notice on your arm was very helpful.”

He looked at his arm and saw she had placed a nearly invisible surveillance device on him. Everything he had said and done since getting in his office had been recorded and sent to a judge, including copies of all his files.

“General McLain,” the MP said quietly. “I’m afraid I have to arrest you now, sir.”

McLain left without an argument. As he passed Fiddlestix, he spit in her face. She smiled sweetly, wiping the spittle on his jacket.

“You haven’t heard the last of me!”

“That’s true. I’ll see you in court, sir.” She gestured to the MP. “Take this sack of shit out of my sight.”

“Yes, Master Sergeant.”

Fiddlestix watched them lead McLain away. He turned once to glare at her, but she hardly noticed. Instead, a sweet melody filled her head as she watched the sunset. She felt Deacon’s arms around her and she smiled knowing that some day she would go back to Shine Peak. One day, she would go home.

Daytona Beach, Florida 2052

Fiddlestix sat with her back to the wall, in the corner of the dingy, ill lit room, watching the crowd surreptitiously. No one came to Low Blow Gonzalez’ Bar because it was a popular night spot. They came to find work, but more often found trouble. Dressed in dusty biker leathers, she fit right into the sleazy, dirty atmosphere with ease, just as she intended. Keeping a low profile, she continued to scan the crowd. Dim figures moved around the room. Some drifted in the vicinity of her seat, but a glare from her and they quickly walked away, slouching into their collars, hands shoved deep in pockets. Her battered weapon and formidable cyber arm convinced them to move on.

Paper fluttered on the bulletin board near the abruptly opened front door. A dozen hands dropped to an odd assortment of lethal weapons. None drew, waiting. A trio of men walked in. The first was tall, muscular and singularly ugly. The second was short, squat and wore a black duster that dragged the ground. The third looked like a lower level corporate; medium height, weight and build. His hair was a nondescript shade of brown. His eyes were covered with dark glasses. His suit was dark brown with a beige shirt and rust colored tie. In other words, innocuous.

Once it was established that the newcomers weren’t there to start something, the customers returned to their conversations. The corporate stood behind the other two men, while the big one moved forward, scanning the room slowly. His gaze traveled the perimeter of the room, coming slowly to Fiddlestix’ location. Another step toward her, and she had her weapon in her hand. She aimed at him under the table, casually tipping back in her chair to get a better shot.

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Character Quotes from It Takes a Thief – Romantic Suspense by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-image“You really don’t get it, do you? I became an FBI agent because I wanted to put people like you behind bars, not babysit you in your own mansion! I have better things to do, Mr. Banes.”

“Like what?” his tone caustic, his expression bland, he waited. He was angry now. She had insulted and belittled him repeatedly and all he’d tried to do was make conversation. He’d apologized, dammit! And he hadn’t even done anything wrong!

“Like—well….” she sputtered, trying to answer that question.

“Agent Driscole, I’m a decent man when you get to know me. I’m polite, friendly and some folks even find me more than a little charming. I’m a nice bloke, me. So I steal things! I take things from rich, snooty folks who have more money than God and redistribute the wealth. I’ve never stolen from anyone who wasn’t heavily insured.”

“So, you’re trying to tell me that you’re Robin Hood, eh?”

Banes sneered. “Robin f**king Hood? That’s who you’re comparing me to? He was a rank amateur compared to me! And he killed people. I’ve never killed anyone. Spiders in the bathroom, that’s my speed. The occasional wasp. Anyone can shoot things up and do a smash and grab. My plans are like works of art. Like Mozart symphonies and Botticelli paintings. And you’re comparing me to a man who shot the sheriff and ran around in tights. Thank you, very much, Miss Driscole!”

“You’re a thief! Where’s the artistry in that?”

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Character Quotes from Driving Blind by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-imageThis is a sweet ride,” she proclaimed. “Lots of power. You can feel it vibrate—”

Oh, yeah?” He chuckled behind his hand. “Didn’t know I drove a vintage, cherry red—vibrator.”

You’re impossible!”

No, sugar, I’m a man. Plain and simple. And I assure you, everything this baby can do, I can do better.”

You can go zero to sixty in under two minutes?” She glanced at him, raising an eyebrow.

No, takes me more like two hours. What I lack in speed, I make up for in—satisfaction.”

You packing a V-8 I don’t know about?” She licked her lips, her fingers flexing on the wheel.

You’ll have to pop the hood and find out.”

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Character Quotes from Take On Me by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-imageThe elevator stopped and the doors opened. The bartender, Olivia Porter, was in Interrogation One. There was a guard outside her door and another officer stood in the observation booth. He handed Chelle the file. She flipped through it quickly, letting Petra read over her shoulder. Once they were both familiar with the contents, they looked at one another.

“You want lead?” Petra asked her.

“You’re the fed.”

“Flip for it.”

“Do you not want to talk to this girl?”

“I wanna watch.”

“Then why didn’t you just say so?” Chelle chuckled. “Good cop, bad cop?” She pointed to herself, then Petra.

“How about surly cop, unpredictable cop?”

Both women laughed.

“What can I say? I play to my strengths.”

“We’ll play it by ear.”

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Character Quotes from Bet on Love by Dellani Oakes

character-quotes-imageSuddenly, she was flirting shamelessly with a man she hardly knew, and was strongly considering having sex with him. Was she completely out of her mind? Perhaps. Or perhaps she was tired of being safe, steady and predictable.

Zane’s eyes hadn’t left her face since her evasive reply.

Yeah, he’s anything but safe. He’s a bad boy, the kind of man my mama warned me about. The only thing criminal about him is that he’s got a killer body and he’s sexy as three kinds of hell. He’s got warning labels all over him, with a big, red one right on the zipper of his pants.

She realized she was staring at Zane with hunger. Embarrassed, she shut her mouth, nearly biting her lolling tongue. What was there to say in a situation like that? Sorry?

“You okay, GB?” he picked up Kitty’s nickname for fun.

“Yeah, I just need sex,” she said, stretching.

Zane laughed loudly as realization struck her. What had she said?

“Oh, my God!” Gina hid her face in her hands. “Oh, jeez, I meant sleep! I need sleep. I don’t believe I said that.”

Zane leaned over, whispering in her ear, “Freudian slip, GB”

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