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Red River Radio What's Write for Me Welcomes Jake Combs and Rami Ungar

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Both Jake and Rami have been on before, and we're thrilled to have two such talented gentlemen back on the show. I know we're going to have a great time with lots of laughs, as well as some thrilling and exciting excerpts read by both our guests.
Tune in TODAY Wednesday, July 27 at 4 PM Eastern (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific) for What's Write for Me with Jake and Ramior Listen to the Podcast at your convenience!
Jake Combsis the author of Haunted by Shadows, an adventurous fantasy novel.
Rami Ungar, author of dark sci-fi stories, Reborn City, The Quiet Game, Snake and Video Rage.

I Love Dialogue - Author of Love

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Blake Atherton is on his way to south Florida to take pictures of the beach, and other sights, for book covers. He and his friend own a business making covers, which they also pose for. He witnesses an accident and accompanies one of the victims, a young woman, to the hospital, where he meets Dr. Grace Healey. Taking a shine to Grace, he asks her to show him around. Their first stop is the national park on the island.
There was a canoe ride, taking people through the channel islands, and we decided that looked like fun. We got into one canoe with a pretty blonde woman paddling. She was dressed in a ranger uniform with a silver pin that said: Q. Bazan. "I'm Quinn," she said, grinning. "I'm Blake. This is Grace." I held my lady's elbow as she got in the canoe. She was a little unsteady. "I never lived up to my name," she said as she awkwardly took her seat on the bench. "In fact, I've managed to go completely the other direction." "…

It's Christmas in July!

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What's that I hear? Sleigh bells? Can it be Santa? What's he doing outside my window in July? He's looking for the Christmas in July Event hosted by Maria Devivo on Facebook July 25 Smart Santa! Authors from all genres and all over the world are taking turns chatting, playing games, giving away prizes and freebies from 10:00 a.m. To 8:00 p.m. Eastern time (9 CDT, 8 MDT, 7 PDT) And the coolest part? Dellani is there from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT to talk about her romantic suspense book, Room 103. Join us for a fun filled day. We're going to have a blast!

I Love Dialogue from Love, Death and Pizza

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Brock Parnell has been wrongly accused of murdering Tack Carmichael, a man he's hated (with good reason) since they were teenagers. Stress from his arrest, caused him to have what was apparently a heart attack, and he's now in the hospital. Strangely, the female prosecuting attorney, Adrianna Hasselhoff, has taken an interest in him and is visiting him.
"Could you get me some decent coffee?" I turned pleading eyes on her. "I can eat all this miserable food if I have a good cup of caffeine." "I'll see what I can find," she patted my shoulder and kissed me on the forehead. "How do you take it?" "Light, extra sweet. I use Splenda," I added quickly so she wouldn't bring it loaded with sugar. "Bring packets, I'll sweeten it." "No problem. I'll be right back. Your folks will be up soon. We talked about it last night before they brought you up." "Thanks, Adrianna." "My pleasure," she s…

I Love Dialogue from Something New

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Austin Templeton stars in a Doctor Who-esque show called The Magician. He's got a new co-star, Liat Fogelberg, in whom he is quite interested. He didn't, however, get along with the director. Since the director was causing trouble for everyone on set, he was unceremoniously fired. He's now making noises about suing the network, and Austin, for defamation. After this announcement, Austin and his assistant, Dwight, are summoned to see The God of the Network—Gordon Oliver Desmond Vogel, God for short—Liat's father.
"Gordon. Or God, your choice." He winked. "You," he pointed at Dwight. "Can you type?" "Hundred words a minute." He wiggled his fingers rapidly. "Excellent. Sam-u-el!" "You bellowed, God?" The older man appeared once more, hands folded in front of him. "Have we anything to type upon?" "Only a top of the line laptop in your office, sir. Shall I fetch it for you, dah-ling?" "Bastard,&qu…

Red River Radio Presents Dellani's Tea Time with Heather, Karen and Ruth

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Monday, July 11 at 4:00 PM Eastern (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific) Christina and Dellani will chat with several of their author friends; Heather Poinsett Dunbar, Karen Vaughan and Ruth Davis Hays. Among the topics of conversation, their Cereal Authors project. Of course, anything else can and will come up. Join in the chatroom for this fun and lively discussion.
To Listen Live or to the Podcast at Your Convenience 
HeatherPoinsett Dunbar is co-author of Morrigan's Brood Series, with husband Chris Dunbar.
KarenVaughan is the author of cozy mysteries; Left for Dead, Jamaica Dead, Dead Comic Standing, and more.
RuthDavis Hays is the author of the Translations of Jorthus fantasy series.


Welcome to Shakazhan!

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Today, I'm proud to announce that Shakazhan – Book 2 in my Lone Wolf Series, is now available once more! Re-issued with fabulous new covers, Shakazhan and Lone Wolf are for sale on Amazon.
Please note, if you see paperback copies with any covers other than this dazzling blue, you're not buying the Dellani Oakes authorized edition, and I don't get any money for it. (For full disclosure onthis, click here.) 
Below is a teaser from Shakazhan, as well as the last couple of pages of Lone Wolf – Book 1. Shakazhan begins just as Lone Wolf ends.








Lone Wolf
Riley was guided by someone who knew this world. His feet carried him across rocks and desolate land until he reached what had once been city gates. Nothing remained of the metal, but the stones stood silent sentry as he passed between the ruination of the arches. A stone lined, circular plaza stretched out before him surrounded by what had once been a beautiful city. Little was left save the shell of ancient buildings overgrown by t…

I Love Dialogue from Shakazhan

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Having reached a mysterious planet, deep in uncharted space, Wil and Matilda find themselves in peculiar circumstances. Led here by Riley, and nearly killed in a massive explosion, they take refuge with an alien race who call themselves the Kindred. From what they can tell, the Kindred are silicon based lifeforms. Highly intelligent beings, they don't speak – they are telepathic. Matilda is injured and is given expert medical aid by one of the Kindred healers. Afterward, they sit down for dinner – if you can call it that.
Wrinkling her nose at the unsavory looking, pinkish gray, pulpy rectangle, she glanced over at the cooking fire with longing. "Whatever they're fixing smells delicious." "I don t think we had better try their food, I doubt their diet would agree with us." Matilda took the trail food reluctantly, breaking off a piece and adding a little water. Biting in, she shuddered. "Strawberry Beef Supreme? Ugh! Who thinks of these things? " Wil t…

I Love Dialogue from Star Crossed

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Abraham Carson is single and not particularly loving it. However, since he's currently living with his recently widowed sister, helping with her four year old twins, he hasn't had a lot of time to do anything about it. He's met a woman, Helene Marcos, and finds himself greatly attracted. Only problem—she has a boyfriend. Inattentive, sometimes infuriating as he may be, that puts Helene off limits.
Once he got home from his jog, Abe showered and started a pot of coffee. It was only about 6:00, so he made pancakes. At 6:32, the twins bounded down the stairs. He heard his sister groaning from her bedroom. She'd been subjected to the Drago Missile Launch, too. She hobbled downstairs a few minutes later, dressed in comfortable, but professional, clothing. "I have to teach them to tell time. And I need to lock my door. And put Eddie on a diet. Damn!" "Yes, he landed on the goods this morning. They woke me at four fifty-two." "I'm so sorry. I've t…