Character Quotes from The Maker ~ A Futuristic Romance by Dellani Oakes

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“Remember our talks about The Timokuan? I want you to recall a time we spoke right after we first started our voyage. You asked about my child, Quick Silver and if we were able to reproduce often.”

Matilda nodded, remembering it well.

“What was it I told you then?”

Voice harsh with unshed tears, Matilda replied softly. “You told me, you choose your time. You decide when to have a child.”

“Yes, and what did I say to you of The Timokuan at that time?”

After a few moments of thought, Matilda answered. “You told me that the Timokuan women could also choose when to have a child. But what has this to do with me?”

“Your anger and frustration keep you from seeing the full picture. Do you fear the Kahlea?”

“You know I do.”

“Do you wish a child?”

“Yes, with all my heart!”

“You fear that if…

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Character Quotes from Lone Wolf ~ A Futuristic Romance by Dellani Oakes

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Patsy was getting more agitated. Wil could see it in her face and a part of him loved it. She was giving him hell and throwing her weight around. Well, she just hit the VanLipsig Wall and it wasn’t about to crumble. He was getting angry and it was making him mean. Marc could see the changes in his face, the volcano was about to erupt.

“Marc, you need to get the lady out of here, for her own safety.”

Wil turned away from them, walking over to check on Matilda. Patsy took two angry steps toward him. That was as far as she got. Wil spun so quickly, she didn’t see him move. His left hand was on her throat, his right above her at an angle. It was a killing move, but he stopped himself.

“Never walk up behind me.”

His tone was cold, hard edged, terrifying. The…

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Character Quotes from When Tis Done ~ A Miracle, Mississippi Fantasy by Dellani Oakes

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Pancakes appeared on a plate in front of Neil, decorated with berries and butter. He said his blessing and took his first bite.

“Holy wow, these are delicious. I’ve missed your pancakes, Mama.”

She beamed. “Katie and I made those just for you.”

“Katie’s a cook? Didn’t take after her mama, then.”

Dora giggled, swatting her brother. “I’m a good cook. You should taste my possum supreme pie.”

“Mommy’s teasing. She doesn’t cook possums,” Lucy explained.

“When you were Katie’s age, you burned the pancakes, as I recall,” Neil winked at his sister. “Darn near set the kitchen on fire.”

“You know that was your fault,” Dora countered.

Neil feigned innocence. “Mine? Just how?”

“Cliff was over and the two of you scared the bejeezus outta me! I ran and hid in the pantry.”

“Wasn’t me. All Cliff’s doing.” He took an innocent bite, chewing as silence followed.

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Among the Shine Clan by Dellani Oakes – part 51

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“Get Tully out of here,” Fiddlestix told the medic.

“I don’t think so,” Scarlet said, her gun leveled at the young corpsman as he rose with Tully on his shoulders.

The kid froze, eyes riveted on her weapon that was leveled at his forehead. He set Tully down slowly, raising his hands.

“You can come out now, Don!” Scarlet’s voice sounded like artificial sweetener in Fiddlestix’ ears.

Varin came back in from the garage, surrounded by his bodyguards. Deacon was behind him with Stumpy and Loki, their hands behind their heads.

“Well, Scarlet,” Don Varin didn’t sound very happy to see his wife. “So the wheel comes full circle.”

“Save it for someone who gives a shit, Don. I came back for what’s mine. Jesus, can’t you even die properly? I thought I got all the clones.”

Don Varin smiled gently, taking another step toward her, his hands in the…

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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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