Among the Shine Clan by Dellani Oakes – part 50

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“What do you think Varin will do now that he thinks we’re dead?” Blacksmith put into words what they were all thinking.

“I think he’ll be giving Preston a call in the morning,” Deacon said calmly. “Telling him that the owner’s reconsidered and taken him up on his latest offer.”

The call from Donnan Varin came around 9:30. Deacon did his best acting job ever, sounding pleased that Don had given him such good news. Fiddlestix could see the tightness at the corners of his mouth.

“That was by far the most difficult conversation I’ve ever had in my life,” he admitted sadly.

“It’ll be okay, Deacon. We’ll win this,” Fiddlestix assured him.

Fiddlestix and Deacon went upstairs dressing quickly and met the others on the boat. An aura of disquietude fell over them as they headed up the coast to Donnan Varin’s house. Varin didn’t come to the dock…

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Character Quotes from Whose Book is this Anyway? ~ A Love Under the Sun Godly Romance by Dellani Oakes

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“Where have you been?” I asked. Not that I really wanted to know. It seemed the thing I should ask and be interested in—being just the roommate, of course.

“Peace Corps in Haiti. Beautiful country!” He went on to talk about providing fresh water for the natives.

I know fresh water is important and all, but I couldn’t help wondering why the hell they needed Jeremy to install the pumps and equipment for them. Weren’t they capable of doing it themselves?

“What’s that saying about give a man a fish and he eats for a day?” I interjected into one of his long, tedious descriptions about the filthy living conditions and dirt floors.

“What?”

“That saying….”

“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach him to fish, he can feed himself,” Jeremy said. “Yes, the Peace Corps is built on that principle.”

“Seems to me you’re just…

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Character Quotes from Heirs of Shakazhan ~ A Sci-Fi Adventure by Dellani Oakes

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“We are prisoners, you and I, unable to break away, for if we do, we will be pitted one against the other in a battle that would rage for eons. It is not the life I chose willingly, but neither is it such a terrible place. For a prison, it has its beauties.”

“But that makes it no less a prison,” Solack finished.

“Just so,” Avishag conceded. “The alternative, knowing that I was nearly responsible for the destruction of the universe, keeps me here. I could be again, and that terrifies me beyond all reason. If they free you, Solack, they might loose me. On that day, you’d do well to kill yourself and all you hold dear, because I am wrath. I am pain, suffering, torture and ruination. I am the very face of hell.” His voice sank to a menacing whisper. A scarlet tear rolled down his cheek.

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Raven Willoughby – Origins ~ A Fantasy by Dellani Oakes – Part 16

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“I said, make them w—”

It was amazing, and rather alarming, how fast the Governor turned bright red, then purple, and finally white in the face. Gurgling slightly, he tried to sit, but there was something on his chair. This turned out to be his wig. His own hair, sparse and pale yellow, was scattered over his scalp in unattractive clumps. A heavy man, he spilled over the waist of his trousers, his coat gaped open around his girth.

“May I present Sir Raven Willoughby, milord Governor,” Uriah said. “He’s come to make inquiries.”

“He…oh…um….”

Raven strode forward, wishing he had a sword to add to his swagger. Instead of armament, he bristled with anger—very real, as it happened.

“You have my ship,” he said in a calm and lethal voice. “And I want it back. If harm has come to it while it’s been in your possession, it shall…

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Raven Willoughby – Origins ~ A Fantasy by Dellani Oakes – Part 6

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“Do you know what I want?” she snapped.

“Yes.” At least he hoped he did.

“Do you know how? Or shall I kill you now?”

“I’ll do my best, my sultry vixen. Please, allow me to live, so I may pleasure you.” Nipping her body, he allowed his mouth to drift lower.

Osceola gasped, writhing beneath him, as he continued his erotic ministrations.

She tasted like wild honey and he lapped at her hungrily, savoring her sweetness. Waves of desire coursed through him, more powerful than any he had ever felt before. He wanted her more than he could possibly have imagined.

Unbidden, fangs descended, raking against her skin, leaving tiny drops of dark blue blood in their wake. It seemed hours that she writhed and bucked beneath him, howling her pleasure. Finally, with a mighty roar, he reached completion. He bit her throat, drinking deeply of her sweet, dark…

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Raven Willoughby – Origins ~ A Fantasy by Dellani Oakes – Part 4

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“I’m full blooded Native,” he stated proudly. “My people have shifted shape for longer than they can remember. I can change as I wish, into any creature I wish. I like the boar best. Payter changes on the full moon only. And now you.” He shook his head. “What I can’t figure, is how the beast got loose and attacked. If he’s like me, he had control. If he was like Payter, he shouldn’t have changed when he did. Something set him off….” Shaking his head again, he shrugged. “I wish I knew. I suspected he’d gotten you. You smell different. But you don’t smell like a shifter, not exactly. Do you remember anything more about what happened?”

Raven closed his eyes, trying to relax. He cast back to the night, just over a week ago, when all hell had broken loose.

“I was sleeping in my berth, the sea…

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Raven Willoughby – Origins ~ A Fantasy by Dellani Oakes – Part 3

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“Then you’d best be heading on, as quick as may be,” Micah said. “That ship will fail to arrive and someone might come looking. You need to be away from here, and on your way.”

“He can’t leave yet,” Payter stated adamantly. “He’s not strong enough.”

Micah’s dark eyed gaze turned to Payter. His heavy jaw clenched, but he said nothing. The two men stared at one another for well over a minute. They seemed to communicate in silence, though their faces betrayed their emotions. Payter was stubborn, sticking up for Raven. Micah was just as stubbornly wanting him gone.

“When I am able to walk on my own, more than a step or two, I’ll leave gladly, putting this place far behind me. You have my word.”

“How do we know your word is good?” Micah demanded.

“You’ll have to trust me. If I betray your trust, you’ll kill…

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Character Quotes from Tisket a Tasket – A Miracle, Mississippi Fantasy by Dellani Oakes

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“So, why were you late?” Chase, Brian’s best friend asked. He was eating a second slice of cake.

“Last minute meeting with the debate coach,” Brian said. “He thinks I should put in for a scholarship.”

“Who goes to college on a debate scholarship?” Chase snorted, shaking his head. As a football player, he considered academics as less than worthy pursuits.

“People who are smarter than you,” Jordan snapped, taking his cake away.

“Hey! Jordan! I’m sorry. Can I have my cake back?”

“Just because you’re not smart enough to get a debate scholarship doesn’t mean that they aren’t cool.”

“You’re right. I’m sorry, Brian. I think that would be super cool.”

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Character Quotes from Raven Willoughby: Origins ~ A Fantasy by Dellani Oakes

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“I need the blades dipped in purest silver.”

“When?”

“Immediately. I’ll wait.”

“This could compromise the blades. The heat—”

“These blades are heat tempered. I very much doubt I need to worry. I’m most interested in the tip being serviceable.”

“May one inquire?” he left the question hanging.

“I hear the dead walk the docks at night. As I have business interests there, some of which may take place after dark, I wish to be armed.”

“I see. What manner of business….” He snapped his lips shut. “Not my affair.”

“Hunting,” Raven growled, chuckling. It was a very disturbing sound, even to his ears.

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Among the Shine Clan by Dellani Oakes – part 44

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Fiddlestix and her companions arrive to find that the Harlich compound has been attacked by the Château Noir. She kills a cybered soldier who was fighting one of the Harlich men.

“Hannah,” he sighed, sliding to the ground. It was Dirk.

Running up to him, she assessed his wounds. He was bleeding heavily from the shoulder. The cyber soldier got another bullet in the head, effectively ending his military career. She bound up his shoulder wound, quick and ugly, but it would stop the bleeding.

Loki’s voice crackled in her ear. “I’m at your six. What’s up?”

“Trouble. Hurry.”

In seconds he was at her side. Together, using hand signals, they moved around the encampment. There were no other signs of violence.

“Where are they all?” Loki whispered.

Fiddlestix shrugged, motioning him to follow her. They ran to the front gate. Here it looked like a war zone. More bodies…

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