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Red River Radio Presents Authors of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press!

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Today, Dellani and Christina welcome guests from Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
4 - 6 PM EDT (3 - 5 Central, 2 - 4 Mountain, 1 - 3 Pacific) on Blog Talk Radio.

First up, author/ publisher Amanda Thrasher, whose books for children and young adults both amuse and inspire her readers. She is the author of such works as The Greenlee Project, Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch and Bitter Betrayal.
Other guests are:

Darrell Bartell author of Barry and the Vampire in the Rosedale Encounter and Ten-Five: You're Going Home, Marine!


Matthew Gene author of Hope and Terminus X.

William Speir author of King's Ransom; Arthur, King; Legacy of the Grand Master and many more.
Join the fun while we chat about books, writing and publishing the Rising Phoenix way! Join us live or listen to the podcast recording at your convenience. 

I Love Dialogue from Undercover Lover by Dellani

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"I don't know and no. I didn't really know until now that I had. Jealous, yeah. But any man in my position would be. I mean Brodie! Jesus, I can't compete with a man like that." "It was never a competition! What do you take me for, a slut? Where in my life did I turn into the kind of woman who would sleep with her boss? Did I make some huge metamorphosis that I don't know about?" "He's got this rep...." "Oh, the infamous rep! So what! Just because he's a player doesn't mean I got played. Did you boff every woman you worked with?" "That's a ridiculous question. Of course not." "Then why assume Brodie does?" Ben said nothing, not meeting her eyes. "Did I ever once compare you to him?" Ben didn't answer right away. "You remember his girlfriend, Amanda?" "His ex, you mean. Resoundingly ex. What about her?" "She told me once that she found you and Brodie in his office ha…

Sexy Without the Sex from Blacksmith's Heart by Dellani

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As they danced, Jasper rubbed slowly up and down Hana's spine with his strong, calloused hands. Despite their strength, they held her with a gentleness she had never experienced. Tiny thrills followed his fingers as they traveled along her back. With a subtle shift of his body, Jasper raised her head, exposing her throat. His lips brushed her skin, lingering on the curve of her shoulder. His hot breath tickled, his lips not quite touching her. His nose touched her earlobe, making her shiver and pull him closer. Sighing, she tilted her head slightly, giving him full access to her throat. Agonizingly slowly, he pressed his lips against her neck, gradually rising until he graced her jaw with his lips. The dip below her left ear invited him to kiss and nibble—which he did. His teeth caught her earlobe, tugging slightly. His tongue flickered against her, followed by his teeth rasping against her throat. Hana shivered, her knees going weak. Her mouth hungered for his. Taking his face in h…

I Love Dialogue from Bank on Love by Dellani

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"Oh, my God, my mother!" Holding her forehead, she answered. "Hi, Mom...." "You couldn't call? Or send a text to tell me you're all right?" "It was a busy morning, Mom. I was a little shell shocked. I didn't think. I'm so sorry." "But you're all right?" "I'm fine. We all got out of it just fine, thanks to Claude. He saved me—us." She burst into irrational tears, sobbing on the phone with her mother. Claude put his arms around her, holding her close as she cried and blubbered. When her nose stuffed up, he got paper napkins from the lunch bag, for her to blow on. "Thanks," she mumbled. "Is someone there?" her mother's sharp hearing caught the one word. "Claude is here. He brought me lunch so I wouldn't be by myself." "That was very thoughtful. Did he do that for Mr. Pomfrey or Susanna?" "Of course not." "Good. Is he handsome?" "Mom!" she c…

I Love Dialogue from We Are the Champions by Dellani

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"Hansel, Kate and Ron, you're in this one. Ron, your character has an imaginary friend and Hansel is that friend. Kate is your wife who can't see your imaginary friend. He keeps getting you into trouble. When you're ready, begin." Hansel grinned, rubbing his hands together. They all took a moment to prepare. Kate shook back her hair, and started miming the movement of the knife on a cutting board. Hansel turned his back, crouching. Ron mimed coming through the door. "Hi, Honey Bear!" He walked over to Kate, kissing her on the cheek. "Mom called today. She's coming for a visit." "Great," he said, face hardening. Hansel popped up behind Kate. "Oh, joy, the gorgon!" he said in a smarmy British accent. Ron jumped, hissing at him to be quiet. "Did you say something, honey?" "I said, sounds great." "Mummy Dearest! Does our ickle Honey Bear miss her mumsy wumsy?" "Shut up!" Ron tried to hush his f…

Red River Radio Presents Dellani's Tea Time with Aleigha, Andy and William

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Monday, April 10 from 4-6 pm Eastern, on Dellani's Tea Time, Dellani and Christina will chat with three fascinating authors. 

They will welcome back a favorite guest, political thriller author, William Beck - Crosscurrents, Solemn Vow, Red 7 among others.

Also along for the ride, Aleigha Siron, author of the historical romance, Finding My Highlander


Last, but by no means least, dark fantasy author, Andy Peloquin - Blade of the Destroyer, Child of the Night Guild, Gateway to the Past and others.
Join in live or listen later at your convenience.

Introducing Vile Villains

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Villains. Where would any movie, play, TV show or book be without them? Heroes are needed to save the day, but we wouldn't need them if it weren't for vile villains. Large or small, fat or thin, weak or strong, handsome or ugly, male or female, villains propel the action along and give our heroes something to do. I don't know about other authors, but I love to craft a really good villain. Looking back at my college days, I remember reading Othello for the first time. I had seen the movie staring Lawrence Olivier and Maggie Smith, but I hadn't taken in the subtitles of the character of Iago. In fairness to me, I saw the movie when I was a child. I did well following the action at all. But to get back to Iago. When I read the play in college, I learned to appreciate a well crafted villain. Iago's first soliloquy is all about how much he hates Othello and why. He feels slighted and passed over for promotion, among other things. He lays out exactly how he's going to …