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Sexy Without the Sex - Conduct Unbecoming by Dellani Oakes

If you've read The Ninja Tattoo, you know who Teague and Vivica are. If you haven't, you really should. It's a great book and I'm not just saying that because I wrote it. One of Teague's former girlfriends calls him unexpectedly, asking him to check up on a mutual friend who has disappeared. Aileen is afraid Nadeya may be in danger. Teague, reluctantly, agrees. He enlists the help of his good friend, Jasper Waters, and his cousin Joel. Aileen also joins them to help find Nadeya and identify the person who framed her for murder. Unfortunately, Jasper has known both Teague and Joel forever. He can't stop teasing the other man, especially about Joel's car. His constant digging finally pushes Joel over the edge. He knows he'll end up shooting Jasper, so he leaves the house.
Aileen went outside. She found Joel sitting on the neighborhood dock, gazing at the moon. He looked up when she sat down on another deck chair. "He really gets under my skin," he …

Sexy Without the Sex - Ring Up the Curtain part 2 by Dellani Oakes

I couldn't leave Colt hanging. He's such a great guy. My intention was that Colt would end up with Shaine, but Brent won her over. That meant Colt was still lonely. I couldn't think of a better woman to match him up with than Suzie Graph, who appears in Undercover Lover and A Bride for Brodie. Suzie's parents own a bar and grill where she works as a waitress and assistant manager. Suzie's a handful, but just the right woman for Colt -- probably better for him than Shaine.
Colt and Suzie walked onto the deck behind the bar. At this time of night, it was fairly empty. They found a dark corner to the right of the doors, and moved into it, their arms around one another. Colt had to control himself so he wasn't all over her. Suzie wasn't a slut and would take him down if he got too friendly too fast. She was a black belt in karate. He let her set the pace and wasn't disappointed. She grabbed him by the belt loops, pulling him to her. Her lips were hot, full, …

What's Write for Me July 23, 2014 Lindsay Downs, Ken Farmer & Dwight Zimmerman!

I've got 3 great guests on Wednesday, July 23 at 4:00 PM EDT on Red River Radio Network What's Write for Me. Join Dellani and Christina when we chat with Lindsay Downs, Ken Farmer and Dwight Zimmerman.

Lindsay Downs:

What does it take to be a bestselling author? Determination, skill, talent, luck or taking a risk with a venture into a totally new genre. For me it was a little of some and a lot of the others.
In 2008 when I got two books published I thought it was due to skill; little did I know it was more luck than anything. Over the next three years I wrote, submitted, got rejected. I then did what I tell everyone who asks; I wrote some more. I didn’t give up.
More on a dare than anything I tried my hand at a regency, one of the most difficult genres because of the rules, which I might add I broke almost every one. Within two days of its release the book was on a best seller list and stayed there for two months.
Turns out it is all of the aforementioned.
After two failed marriages…

Sexy Without the Sex - Ring Up the Curtain part 1 by Dellani Oakes

Shaine Gregory and Brent Heintz have been together for six years. They've maintained an open relationship, though it wasn't something that Shaine particularly wanted. All that seems to be working fine until Colt Remington breezes in to audition for their newest play. The kiss Colt and Shaine shares is electrifying. Even so, Brent hires him on the spot. He's perfect for the part, even having just the right Texas drawl. None of that is a particular problem until the leading lady quits, leaving Shaine to play opposite Colt.
Shaine stole glances at Colt as he read over the contract and she interpreted it for him. He asked a lot of questions which she answered thoroughly. They were finally nearing the end, when his eyes met hers, holding them for a long moment before he exhaled slowly. "So, you live with Brent." She started to reply, but he stopped her with a flick of his fingers. "Do you love him?" He gazed deeply into her eyes, shaking his head. A little smile…

Dellani's Tea Time Presents! Mark David Gerson and Bennet Pomerantz!

I'm delighted to have two wonderful gentlemen on my show Monday, July 14 at 4:00 PM Eastern time on Dellani's Tea Time. Mark David Gerson and Bennet Pomerantz are two of my favorite authors to chat with. Expect a lot of laughs and a whole lot of chatter!

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Mark David Gerson is the award-winning author of the popular Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels (The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest), of four critically books on writing and of a memoir. His screenplay adaptations of his Q'ntana novels are on their way to theaters as a trio of epic feature films. Mark David is also a writing coach and creativity catalyst, guiding writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease. As well, he is an editor, script analyst, artist, photographer and in-demand speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality.
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Sexy Without the Sex - Undercover Lover by Dellani Oakes

Saige Ingalls has just ended a bad three year relationship. Her boyfriend, Ben, threw her things out of their second story apartment window, bringing it to a rather definitive end. Unwilling to let her languish alone, her boss, Malcolm Brodie (Bride for Brodie), takes her out for drinks with friends. Both Brodie and his best friend, Stan, have a bit of a crush on Saige, though neither acted on it because she was with Ben. Now, she's fair game and both men intend to show their interest.
Stan wasn't leaving with one of the girls. He looked somewhat forlorn. Saige plopped down on a stool next to him while Brodie talked to Stan's sister Suzie. "Not got a rendezvous, Stan?" He shrugged, shaking his head. "Nope. Keeping my options open in case you change your mind." Saige gave him a gentle, platonic kiss on the lips. "You are an amazing guy, Stan. You're the kind of man I could fall in love with." "But?" "I'm not going to use you li…

Sexy Without the Sex - The Experiment by Dellani Oakes

From The Experiment (Not yet published) Maggie Simmons is failing her freshman level psychology class (she put it off until her senior year). If she fails, she'll have to be in school and extra semester. So when her professor tells her she can earn a perfect score simply for participating in an experiment, she jumps at the chance. Little does she know that for this experiment, she'll be married for six weeks to a total stranger. When she meets Jaeger Jeffreys, the idea of being his wife isn't so bad. However, there are bound to be misunderstandings that arise from not knowing one another very well before having to share an apartment.
"Maggie, if I want sex, there are much easier ways to get it. I can call up an ex-girlfriend for a late night bootie call." "And they'll come running, just like that?" She couldn't keep the incredulity from her tone. "Yeah. Some women think I'm pretty hot. And, not to brag—no, exactly to brag. I'm pretty d…