Showing posts from May, 2016

I Love Dialogue from Bad Medicine

Bad Medicine is the sequel to Bad Fall, which I shared on my Dellani Oakes blog starting in 2013. (Coming later this year). Frank Atherton is former Army. For the last few years, he's been enjoying the quiet predictability of working as assistant administrator of a large nursing home facility in Ohio. He meets and marries Dr. Marka Ventimiglia and is blissfully happy—until one night when he gets a call from the facility. One of the residents is dead and the police have reason to believe it wasn't old age, but murder, which sent Mrs. Sullivan to her grave.
Frank and Marka arrived at the facility after the police but before the coroner. They walked into the main building and took a left. Mrs. Sullivan's apartment was at the far end, near the fire exit door. Kathy stood in the hallway, holding Mr. Tate in her arms. He was Mrs. Sullivan's neighbor and close friend. Rumor said they were more than friends. Marka went over, hugging him and Kathy. Hands in his pockets, Frank wan…

Character Interview with Kris Hood of Room 103

What is your name? I'm Kristopher Hood.
What do you want most? Until today, I wanted to make money, live comfortably and continue to hope that Marice would take me seriously.
What's changed? Marice finally said she loves me and we had some very high quality adult fun last night. A good time was had....
What makes you happy or sad? Right now, I don't think I could be sad. I'm happier than I've ever been. The woman I love, loves me.
How do you treat the people in your life? I'm a nice guy and I do my best to treat people well. Not one to lose my temper, but if I do, it's ugly.
Can people count on you? Absolutely. I'd walk over hot coals if the right person asked. Luckily, no one has asked, cause ow! But the intent is there.
What makes you angry? Seeing people mistreat one another makes me furious.
Do you stand up for your beliefs? I do. Been known to join a protest or two. Almost been arrested a few times because of it. (But shh, don't tell Marice, she's da man!…

Happy Anniversary to the Man I Love!

Normally, on a Tuesday, I'd be posting an excerpt from one of my novels. But, since today is my 34th wedding anniversary, I thought I'd post about my very own love story. I was a senior in college, spinning my wheels, trying to decide where I was going to go and what job I wanted. I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with my degree in Theatre and Dance, and really had only a vague notion of actually looking for a job. I was sort of dating this guy, who wasn't really relationship material at all, and wondering where that was going, too. One of my core Theatre classes was Costume Design. With this class, I had found my love and my focus. I enjoyed designing things for people to wear and building them from scratch. I learned to draw, a talent I hadn't previously cultivated, and was enjoying that, too. There was a fellow named Rick in the class. He was the only non-major in the class and everyone else thought he was weird. I thought he was cute and funny and we got …

Red River Radio Presents Marta and Steve Wednesday, May 25 2016

Dellaniand Christina welcome two stunning authors Wednesday, May 25 at 4 PMEastern time on Blog Talk Radio. 
New to the show, Steve Schwertley author of Enemy in the Heartland and Revenge Unleashed.
We are also delighted to have returning guest, Marta Moran Bishop author of The Jewell in the Dark Series, The Void, Dinky: The Nurse Mare's Foal and many more
To Listen Live or Catch the Podcast at Your Convenience

Room 103 Character Quote


Character Interview with Marice Houston of Room 103

What is your name and what is your job? My name is Marice Houston and I'm a Deputy Marshal stationed in Kansas City—That's Missouri, folks.
What do you want most? Before all this started, I would have said I wanted someone to love. Well, I found that and a whole lot I hadn't counted on. At the most basic level, I want to get out of this alive so I can build a life with Kris.
Why is this so important to you? Because it's kinda hard to get married and have kids if you're dead. This has made me realize that I had nothing to lose before—now, I do.
What makes you happy or sad? Kris makes me happy. Wow, how girlie does that sound? Some tough chick you are, Houston! It makes me sad to think that he could have been killed.
How do you treat the people in your life? Not as good as I used to think, unfortunately. I intend to work on that.
Can people count on you? Absolutely. I will do whatever I can to keep friends and family safe. That extends to the people I work with. They're as …

I Love Dialogue from Paper Hearts

Monica Divine (pronounced di-VEEN) has been friends with Billy Stanton since they were children. Though she doesn't know it, he's been in love with her longer than he can remember. He's hoping that somehow, in the very near future, she will realize that she loves him, too.
"You look beautiful this morning." Billy smiled down at her. Monica had her hair caught back in clips, giving her a little girl look. Her blouse was cream colored with rust, blue and red flowers scattered across it. The sleeves were long, the cuffs full and ruffled. Her low riding jeans fit her hips snugly, showing just enough skin between them and her blouse to make his pulse race. "Thanks." "What, no compliment?" He was teasing, he knew he looked rough. "You always look dead sexy, Bill. Even with a two day growth of beard, you look great." "Thanks, Red. I think that's the nicest compliment you ever gave me." "Do you seriously not know how handsome you…

Sexy Without the Sex and I Love Dialogue from Bad Day

Once in awhile, a scene can qualify for more than one post—this is one such scene. Reva Kelly is an up and coming wedding planner who has one of the worst days of her life. Falling flat on her face isn't enough, she has to fall and break her ankle running in the rain on her lunch break. Enter the handsome and charming Dr. Hal Perrine. He's got everything going for him, suave, intelligent, great teeth—and he's not her doctor.
Hal joined me in the shower. Of course, since we were naked, he took full advantage. It was a very relaxing and fulfilling shower. I felt better afterward, as I'm sure he did. Once we were clean and dry, I went through his closet. Hal stood behind me, both of us naked, fondling me as I went through his clothing. "Wear this," I said, holding up the clothing I'd chosen. With difficulty, because he stood behind me with his erection pressing against my ass, I set the clothing on the bed. He had the perfect clothing—tan chinos and a sage gree…

On Mother's Day

I found out today that an old friend of mine died yesterday. She was a year or so younger than me, and now she's gone. Right before Mother's Day, her daughter loses her mama. I should be crying, but aside from my initial shock, I'm not. Maybe I should, but I simply feel numb. I think of that poor girl spending the rest of her life without her mother, and it saddens me. She and my youngest son grew up together. I've known her mother since they were in kindergarten – fifteen years. I haven't seen her in quite awhile. She had some physical challenges and didn't get out much. She had dogs and cats, so I didn't drop by. Now, she's gone. This makes me think of how many loved ones have died since January of 2015. We lost my mother-in-law and father-in-law last year. Shortly after my mother-in-law died, I lost another friend of mine, a woman who was also a year or so younger than I. Her son is a year or so older than mine. Starting in January, I've lost a frie…

Red River Radio Dellani's Tea Time Presents Rene Urbanovich and Dominick Domingo

Creativity is an amazing thing, fleeting, ephemeral, enthralling. What is it? Where does it come from? Is it the mythical muse or a source deep within? Join Dellani and Christina as they welcome Dominick Domingo, author and illustrator of the Nameless Prince and his talented sister, author and creativity coach, Rene Urbanovich. Together, we will explore creativity, how to find it, how to keep it and, most importantly, how to embrace it. This will be not only an entertaining show, but very informative. Please join us Monday, May 9at 4:00 PM Eastern time (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific) on Blog Talk Radio. To Listen Live or Catch the Podcast Later

For those of you who would like to hear Dominick's other two interviews here on Dellani's Tea Time, I'm sharing the links for you.
This is the show from October 8, 2012 with Dominick Domingo and Kai Strand
This is the show from Monday, April 8, 2013…

I Love Dialogue - Indian Summer Revisited

I shared an earlier part of this scene here, but I like how it continues. It simply was far too long to use the entire scene. Milan Dimas is a fantastic musician and has recently been offered a record contract by a man who's seen him play at a small restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida. He and his father don't get along, so he took great pleasure in leaving a message for him about his new career. Unfortunately, he forgot to tell his sister, Tess. She just called to give him a hard time and (just to eat at him) told him that she'd made love to his best friend, Clay.
"Who was that?" Clay asked him in passing. "That was Tess." "Oh, yeah? How's she doing?" "She misses you and your tongue." Clay wiggled his tongue around looking confused. "Me? What for? I thought she hated me." "Hell if I know. She's in one of her moods." "Ooh, Evil Tess has come out to play. Must be a full moon." He looked up at the sky. &qu…