Alphabet Challenge Too – Letter K from The Kahlea by Dellani


ABC ChallengeThe Kahlea is book 4 in my sci-fi series. I’ve been trying to get it edited and published for ever, but haven’t gotten it done yet. I keep hoping. In the meantime, here’s a teaser from the tale.

The people on the planet of Shakazan, have had it rough the last few years. Not only are they getting attacked by minions of the Kahlea Grand Master, Zoiathula, they are being ambushed by the people within the artificial environments inside the planet.

Wil and the other leaders, decide that a team needs to be sent inside, to speak to these people, and win them to their side. Ray Schmidt, and his wife Benni, volunteered to lead the party. At one point, they encounter a complex maze of tunnels. Hoping they have the right plan in mind, they begin.The Kahlea front

Underground, Ray’s team was unaware of reinforcements arriving. They’d begun the slow, mind…

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Character Quotes from Heirs of Shakazhan by Dellani

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Heirs of Shakazhan frontHe cleared his throat uncomfortably, suddenly aware of their attention. “What if,” he continued, “Wil is the center of all this mess.”

Mai frowned. Vik cocked his head to one side listening carefully. Mai nodded at him to continue.

“I don’t know how to explain it. It’s just a dumb theory….not even that, wild speculation, really.” He sighed, running his hands through his unruly auburn hair. “It’s like Zoiathula had it in for Wil personally. We all know that Wil was a major threat to Zoiathula’s power. The blows he dealt that big, blue bastard in Dreamscape alone were enough to make the bugger sit up and take notice.”

“But Zoiathula is dead, Marc,” Vik began.

“I know. But he could have set something in motion long ago and we are just now feeling it. Or maybe…. What if it’s not him at all, but something closer to home…

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Among the Shine Clan by Dellani Oakes – Part 19

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among the shine clan coverAt the ceremony, Kazinsky, Harmony and Fiddlestix are awarded ranks in the Shine Clan Militia. Not only that, Fiddlestix is formally adopted by the Clan. Oh—and Deacon proposed.

Deacon extended his hand. When Fiddlestix took it, he drew her to him and kissed her passionately in front of the entire assembly. He held her close, whispering in her ear. “One day, Hannah, you’ll stand here as my wife.”

Fiddlestix didn’t know what to say. She was stunned by her reception by this clannish, secluded people. They treated her like family, called her friend, and extended the warmth and comfort of their hearts and home to her. Even among her own people, she had never been so well accepted. Tears threatened to fall. To hide them, she took Deacon’s head in her hands, bringing his mouth down to hers once more. They kissed hungrily as the crowd went crazy.

Someone in…

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Character Quotes from The Kahela by Dellani

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The Kahlea frontThe Kahlea is Book 4 in the Lone Wolf Sci-Fi series

“Eight hours a day, eight visits per day, that gives us just over three months of this!” Wil ran long fingers through his thick, wavy hair.

Matilda smoothed it, leading him off the teleporter. They’d just gotten home and she was tired. Wil never seemed to get weary and she envied him. Wil was just bored with the routine and formality of it all.

“I’d rather throw a big party, get them all blind ass drunk and have done with it!”

“I know, but we have to do this formally, Wil. We can’t insult anyone by not according them all the same honor. They need to know that their leaders care. You’re the man in charge, they look up to you.”

“I hate being in charge! I detest being important!”

“Now you’re being childish. You’re a born leader, and…

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Character Quotes from Shakazhan by Dellani

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character-quotes-image“I’m getting seismic readings off the scale, sir!” Wilson reported.

“Helm, pull back fifty hectares. If this place blows, I want to be farther away.”

“What about Flotilla, sir?”

“I can’t do anything about Flotilla. She’s on her own.”

“Aye, sir.” Wilson didn’t conceal the disapproval in her voice.

“If you have a solution, Warrant Officer, I’d love to hear it.”

“Aye, sir.” This time she sounded morose. They backed off and held their new position, watching the events unfold below.

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Character Quotes from Take a Bite Outta Crime by Dellani

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character-quotes-imageTwo women stopped to see what the trouble was. Sobbing, incoherent, she tried to explain. They took her back inside, leading her to the store office where the assistant manager called Kirk at their hotel.

He opened his eyes groggily, frowning at the offending piece of electrical equipment, reaching for it reluctantly. “Yes?”

“Mr. Nunne?”


“Maggie Longstreet here at the Wal-Mart, sir. Hello.”

“Yeah? Sup, Maggie?”

“We have your wife here in the office. Apparently, someone stole your car while she was shopping.”

Kirk was immediately awake. “What? Our car? Drea? May I speak to her?”

“She’s pretty upset. I’ll try.”

The phone fumbled and scrabbled for a moment. Then he heard some fretful sniffling.

“Drea? Darling, what’s wrong?”

“Someone stole the car!” She wailed. “It was right there! I locked it, I swear! I got our things and it was gone. And I’m sitting in the office in…

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Among the Shine Clan by Dellani – Part 18

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among the shine clan coverAfter the cyberwarriors are taken care of, Deacon and Fiddlestix enjoy one another’s company. Jasper wakes them the next day, calling them for a meeting.

After a short explanation, a sharp slap and a brief apology, he got her some clothing.

“Next time you visit, I promise to have clothes in your size for you to wear,” he smiled as he watched her dress.

“You know, I didn’t like you much when we first met,” Fiddlestix told him. “But damn if you didn’t grow on me.”

“Kind of like a fungus?” He winked. “You should marry me, Hannah-Belle. I’d make you mighty happy.”

“That’s just the sex talking, Deacon. You don’t want me. I’m a soldier, not a wife.”

“I don’t want just a wife, Hannah. I want someone who will stand beside me and help me lead, like my mama and grand-mama before her. Our women don’t take second…

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Character Quotes from The Kahlea by Dellani

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The Kahlea frontThe Kahlea is Book 4 in my Lone Wolf Series – coming…eventually

Dividing the ships between the four couples still left an horrendous number. In desperation, Wil called in Mai and the Cats as well. This lowered their inspections to roughly seven hundred with one or two extra which Wil said they would flip a coin over.

“Why do we have to visit them all?” Acey grumbled pettishly when given his list on a Kindred hand held. Jessia slapped him sharply on the arm.

“Aceford, shame! Of course we must inspect them all! These ships and their crews have flown all over the galaxy, and into the next, gathering us here. The least we can do is meet them. They’ll risk their lives along with us, they’re part of our family now.”

“I hadn’t thought of it that way,” Acey looked sheepish.

“I know, you were just looking at all…

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Character Quotes from Playground by Dellani

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playground-front“Who’s in charge? I can’t keep having to second guess them and I can’t have that bloody doctor undermining me and Connor. I thought military decisions were Connor’s?” Vik complained.

“They are, but Stan won’t give up command of the telepaths. I’ve tried, Vik. Unless I want to tie him up and put dampeners on him, I have no choice but to allow him to continue. I know it’s not an ideal arrangement….” Wil replied.

“Not ideal?” Vik’s voice rose to a near shriek. “No, it’s just not going to work if he doesn’t allow us to do our jobs. He can be in charge of them all he wants, but he can’t change a direct order like that.”

“So he’s in charge but has no authority?”


Wil stood, shaking his head, a half smile tugging his lips.

Vik’s head drooped forward, and a muffled chuckle was heard. “All…

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf by Dellani

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character-quotes-imageWil chuckled with relief, taking the box from Caprilla. “Yeah, Cap. We isolated it right as you pulled the plug. From the signature, I’d say it’s Riley’s ghost ship. I don’t know what else to call it. The damn thing doesn’t fit into any known class of ship. It’s like a tweaked yacht.”

Caprilla inclined his head in Wil’s direction, wiggling his ears, his whiskers vibrating indignantly. “Tweaked? What is tweaked? It sounds like something a bird does.”

Wil chuckled at his friend’s consternation. “It means you improve something to make it work better. This is a cross between a luxury yacht and a Stellar Fighter class ship.”

Caprilla looked offended. “I have a Stellar Fighter class ship. This ghost, as you call him, could he take on my ship and survive?”

“I don’t have enough data, but I’d guess that he could take you one on one.”

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