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Halo Kids Tales on Book Garden Radio: Saying The Rosary

Halo Kids Tales on Book Garden Radio: Saying The Rosary: How to Say The Rosary  Life can be a challenge and sometimes we can use a little help. You need not be Catholic to join. You don't ha...

I Love Dialogue! from Driving Blind

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Ax is a motorcycle cop. Zenobia works for the Geek Squad. He pulls her over on the road, but doesn't give her a ticket. He thought she might be having car trouble, because she had difficulty with her standard shift car. He also wanted her name and number. Since he's not shy, he asks her out to dinner and she picks a new barbecue place. Since he doesn't know where they're going, they take his car, but she drives—his 1959, cherry red Impala.
She perused the glossy pictures, wrinkling her nose over the bacon ice cream sundae. “Bacon is great,” she said. “But not for desert.” “I agree. But I'm glad you're not a vegetarian,” he said with a grin. “I dated a girl back home who was vegan. Of course, she didn't share that fact with me until we went out to a steak and seafood place. She whined the whole time that it was cruel to eat meat and called me a murderous carnivore.” “Oh, my!” “So I ordered her the surf and turf when she went to the bathroom and left her with …

I Love Dialogue! from Christmas and a Vampire

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A few years ago, some friends on Facebook gave me an idea for a short story. I liked it, so I wrote Vampire Hunter as a result. I have the story up on Smashwords and Barnes & Noble for free. Later, my husband said, “You know, you should write a story called Christmas and a Vampire.” I asked him why. “Because it would be an interesting combination.” Once again, I rose to the challenge. Still working on it, but one day, I'll publish the story. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this exchange.
Rafaela slid silently out of bed, her bare feet chilled by the hardwood floor. Slipping on a pair of jeans, she searched her belongings for a weapon. Gone! Even her secret stash in the wardrobe, was missing. "What the hell?" she whispered. "Looking for something?" His silky voice made her shiver. Rafaela spun around, crouched and ready for his attack. Dirk licked full lips, glittering ruby drops rolled off his chin. He wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, leaving red streaks i…

Sexy Without the Sex - On the Fairway

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This excerpt is from On the Fairway (not yet published). I just started writing this a few days ago. I wrote this scene and thought I'd share. Heath Otts works for a golf course doing greens maintenance. He likes his job, enjoys the people and doesn't complain about how early he has to get up in the morning. One day, his boss asks him to drop some pink gravel at the clubhouse. It was delivered to them by mistake. While there, he meets Essa Jaymes. She impulsively invites him to a charity auction the next day, as her date. He gets coerced into joining the auction as one of the bachelors. The winning bid for him is the highest they've ever had--$10,000. Heath & Essa start dating and he goes to her house for breakfast one morning.
Essa took his hand. “I never had to do without. I was very lucky. When my mom left, it was a relief. She isn't a good person, not like Tori. I've been very fortunate my entire life and I know it. That's why I do these events. It's a…

JD Holiday: JD's Writers Blog: NEW book launch by Author Dellani Oakes: Conduct U...

JD Holiday: JD's Writers Blog: NEW book launch by Author Dellani Oakes: Conduct U...: BUY the E-book Released on October 3, 2014, Conduct Unbecoming is the latest book  by author Dellani Oakes. Welcome to Florida w...

J.P. Lane: The Scoop on Dellani Oaks

J.P. Lane: The Scoop on Dellani Oaks: It’s a pleasure to have internationally acclaimed author Dellani Oakes as feature author on The Scoop this month. Dellani was one of my ...

Mary T Bradford: Join Dellani Today, for Conduct Unbecoming

Mary T Bradford: Join Dellani Today, for Conduct Unbecoming: Did you fall in love with Teague McMurtry in The Ninja Tattoo ? Well, he's back and sassier than ever! This time, he's got help fr...

I Love Dialogue! The Wall of Time - A Lone Wolf Novel

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Wil is still visiting Abudali. He's decided to leave, thinking that there are more urgent, pressing matters to deal with. He's really talked himself out of staying. Could it be fear keeping him from exploring his mind with Abudali?
Wil's announcement that he was leaving fell on deaf ears. Abudali ignored what he said and smiled. "I'm really going," Wil told him. "I have things to do. I have a schedule to keep." "Of course you do. Go then, I won't keep you." Instead of arguing, Abu was giving him the brush off. "Don't you want me to? I thought for sure you'd try to make me stay." "How could an old, feeble man like me make a strong, virile man like you do something he doesn't want? Go if that will make you happy. Don't find out the answers to your burning questions. Go!" He shoved Wil toward the door, nearly knocking him back a step. "All right, Abu. You win." "Excuse me? You wanted to go five …