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Throwback Thursday with Dellani's Tea Time from February 8, 2010

This show was a wonderful one, set up by a buddy of mine, Devyn Burton. I had invited him to be a guest, but instead, since he isn't a writer, he set me up with four fantastic authors. At the time, I had no idea how fabulously famous these ladies were. It's just as well, because I would probably have stumbled all over myself.
My guests were Ellen Hopkins, author of the novels “Crank”, “Glass” and “Fallout”. Lisa Mantchev, author of “Eyes Like Stars”. Michelle Zink, author of “Prophecy of the Sisters”.Tonya Hurley, author of “Ghostgirl” and “Homecoming”.

As always, we had a fantastic time. I really enjoyed this show and I hope you will too!

First Meetings - It Takes a Thief

I am a big fan of first meetings, or the Meet Cute as they are called in romantic comedies. These often set the tone for the relationship, and tell us a lot about how the couple will interact with one another later in the story. Jason Banes is a thief, however, he's found himself on the wrong end of a murder charge. He admits to the accompanying theft, but maintains his innocence in the multiple murders he's charged with. When compelling evidence comes out that he's telling the truth, he's released into FBI custody in order to help them find the person who is ultimately responsible, the elusive Orchid. Unfortunately, Special Agent in Charge Taylor Driscole, doesn't seem very happy to meet him.
The woman was medium height with an athletic build. Her hair was an average shade of light brown, worn in a sloppy bun as if she couldn't be bothered to style it. Her eyes were a common shade of blue, her complexion and looks attractive, but not impressive. She carried hers…

Throwback Thursday with Dellani's Tea Time from December 13, 2010

This time, my show was a little different. Instead of authors who write children's books, I interviewed authors who write non-fiction books. First we spoke with Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein. She is the author of The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy; The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything); and Secrets: you tell me yours and I'll tell you mine...maybe!
My second guest was Jay Fitter, author of "Respect Your Children - A Practical Guide for Effective Parenting"
The third guest was my dear friend, Jon Magee. Jon is another of our Red River Radio co-hosts. He's the author of "From Barren Rocks to Living Stones" as well as "Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey".


The Meet Cute from Crime Makes an Entrance

The movies call first meetings, in romantic comedies, the Meet Cute. I think that's a stupid term and didn't even know what it was, until I heard it mentioned in some program and had to go look it up. Even if I'm not a fan of the Meet Cute term, I am a big fan of first meetings. These often set the tone for the relationship, though not always. One such meeting springs to mind, from my (as yet unpublished) novel, Crime Makes an Entrance. In this novel, I was trying something different. I saw so many romance novels that started with the two main characters hating one another, I thought I'd give it a try. I couldn't sustain it, mostly because the characters wanted to be together. Yes, there were still misunderstandings and arguments, but they genuinely wanted to be together and not fight. I thought that their first meeting was really fun, though, despite the fact that it doesn't go well.
Dino chuckled, enjoying Deacon's frustration too much. "I guess it'…

Red River Radio Presents What's Write for Me with Clayton, Kenneth and Maggie

What's Write for Me Wednesday, March 23 at 4:00 PM EDT (3 CDT, 2 MDT, 1 PDT)Authors helping authors, that's what the Write Room Blog is all about. Coordinated by Kenneth Weene and Clayton Bye, this phenomenal blog hosts authors from all walks of life and all points of the globe. Joining us on the show are Kenneth Weene, author of Kenneth Weene is the author of Broody New Englander, Sweet and Sour, Songs for my Father and more. Also on the show, Clayton Bye is the author of The Sorcerer's Key, Behind the Red Door,The Speed of Dark and more. And giving us an international flair, Maggie Tideswell is the author of Dark Moon, Silent Night, Runaway Couple and more.

Throwback Thursday with Dellani's Tea Time from August 9, 2010

On this show, my guests were Tracy Searight-Dibert author of The Detective Pancake, author/ poet/ playwright, R. Jeffreys and Penny Ehrenkranz, author of Ghost for Rent.


Sexy Without the Sex - Love Rocks

Rena Taylor has had a crush on Johnny Caesar since grade school. Three years older, he seemed to grown up and mature. Her best friend's brother, she grew up with him and has recently found out that he loves her too. Now that she's almost 18, Johnny decides she's old enough to date and has asked her to go to the beach with him. The lifeguard, Randy, is a boy that Rena knows from school. He's good looking and thinks highly of himself. He comes over to talk to them before going back to his post.
The lifeguard walked back to his chair, sat down, and started scanning the ocean. About thirty minutes later, the women started to show up and flock around his tower. It was rather disgusting to watch them throw themselves at him. Knowing Randy, he would enjoy the attention, then choose one lucky lady to go home with him. I must have made some noise expressing my disapproval, because Johnny looked over at me. "What's up?" I didn't say anything, just gestured vaguely…

Red River Writers Dellani's Tea Time with Chuck, Kristin and Suzette

Dellani's Tea Time Presents!
TODAY, Dellani and Christina welcome back three spectacular authors. CW Lovatt – Adventures of Charlie Smithers, Josiah Stubb & Wild Wolf's Twisted Tales, Kristin Holt – Second Hand Bride, Bride Lottery, Mail Order Bride and Suzette Vaughn – Badeux Knights, Badeaux Daze, Mortals, Gods and a Muse, and more!

Join us live at 4:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Blog Talk Radio for Dellani's Tea Time.

Throwback Thursday with Dellani's Tea Time

This goes back to one of my earliest shows. Prior to this, I was acting as assistant for April Robins (and not doing it very well, I might add - Though April was fantastic). I was asked to take a spot left open by another host and Dellani's Tea Time was born!

This show's guests were the fabulous and lovely Jo Linsdell and the wonderful and charming Robert O'Mara. Enjoy!


Sexy Without the Sex - The Great Mandrake

Drake Mann is a college student, single father and standup comic who blends his act with magic tricks. Calling himself the Great Mandrake, he works at a small comedy club. His nephew, Davy, is a special needs child who is very challenging and it's hard for Drake's sister to cope with him. Since she and her husband are out of the country, Drake is watching Davy for them. He develops a relationship with Davy's teacher, Amalica Capo.
"You promised to tell me about your bad boy days," she said, changing the subject abruptly. "No, I didn't. I told you that if we were alone, there were other things I'd rather be doing then tell you how bad I've been. I still hold to that." "Me too," she sighed. "I can't—Not yet.... But—oh, dammit, Drake. Would you kiss me?" He laughed, taking her hand and she led him to the living room. It was comfortable and homey with a large couch covered in pink cabbage roses. They sat on it together. Amal…

Sexy Without the Sex - Evening Rose 2

Rose and JD find themselves deeply attracted to one another. Unfortunately, Rose is the caregiver for her great-grandmother, a lovely old lady who is falling prey to the ravages of dementia, which has changed her personality dramatically. Now somewhat officious and demanding, she occupies much of Rose's time. Even so, the young couple manages to find a few stolen minutes together.
Sighing dramatically, Rose flung herself on the couch, landing with her head propped on the arm. "Must you be so damn practical?" "Unfortunately." He loomed over her, lips a mere breath from her chest. "Intending to stay like that long?" "Why? Pointless, really." She struggled to sit up, but JD kept her body pinned to the couch, leaning over her. Even through her clothing, Rose could feel the warmth of his breath. He nibbled at her shirt, tugging at the fabric with his teeth. From there, he moved to the base of her throat, letting his breath caress her. Rose shiver…