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I Love Dialogue from Room 103 by Dellani

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Deputy Marshal Marice Houston is back for her tenth college reunion and hooks up with her former boyfriend, Kris Hood. When out for breakfast with friends, Marice has one too many mimosas.
“You never could hold your alcohol,” he teased. “One of the many things I love about you.” He kissed me on the forehead. “You love that I can't drink booze? What's up with that?” I slurred. “Makes you a cheap date,” Brian added, nudging me. “I'll just eat twice as much to compensate,” I decided. Rose giggled. I giggled. Nadine giggled. The men moved the pitchers of mimosas away from us. “I'm cutting off your supply, young lady,” Kris scolded with a smile. “As long as it's the mimosas and not the orgasms, that's okay.” “Did you mean to say that so loudly?” “No. But you got me drunk. Now you have to put up with my lack of self-control.” “I can work with that,” he murmured, nibbling my ear. “We missed our morning wake up.” I tried to rest my forehead against his, but I couldn'…

Matilda Dulac, Mining Guild Captain and Wife of The Lone Wolf

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How do you learn best?
I learn best by seeing and doing. That's the way my dad taught me to mine and the way I do everything now. How open are you to new ideas and information? Life is about learning. If I don't learn, I stagnate. I'm open to new ideas, but often want proof that they're valid before I adopt them. Assimilating new information is part of my job description, because I have to have a quick mind and good memory. When you walk into a room, what do you notice first? I look around for familiar faces. Essentially, I'm shy in social situations. Professionally, I'm very confident. In a social situation, when I get in a group with people I don't know very well, I'm just as likely to end up by myself in a corner someplace. In a professional capacity, I walk in and take command. That's my job and I'd better act like I know what the hell I'm doing, or I've lost control before I start. Is one sense more highly developed than another? My heari…

I Love Dialogue from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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"Oh, Bobby," Grace Marshall said suddenly. "I saw something at J.C. Penny's you might like to see." "Oh? What's that?" "In the music section. There's a new album out by Carlos Santana. It's called Amigos." "Really?" "Yeah, it's on promotional sale. I can get a discount on it for you too." One of Grace's part time jobs was stocking the records at J.C. Penny's department store. She always kept her eye out for things the kids would like. "How much? Ramon is supposed to pay me tomorrow." "It will be a little over five dollars once I get my discount." "Cool! I can get you the cash tomorrow." "How about I buy it, and you pay me back?" She produced a bag from under the table. "You didn't! For real? Thanks, Grace!" He kissed her cheek, giving her a hug. "This is too cool! I love this guy." "We know that, silly," Maria said with a laugh. "Y…

Manuel Enriques, Confidential Aid to Governor Ferdinand Deza of St. Augustine

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What is your story? My story is still being written, but a portion of it is chronicled in Indian Summer by Dellani Oakes. Who are you? Where do you live? My name is Manuel Enriques and I am confidential aid to Governor Ferdinand Deza. I live in the beautiful town of St. Augustine in the Florida territory. Are you the hero of your own story? What is a hero? A man who does what he must to protect that which he holds dear. I am such a man. If that makes me a hero, then I accept this role gladly. What is your problem in the story? The problem is that there is a pesky British spy wandering around causing trouble. The beast is wily and sly, but I'll catch him, have no doubt. Do you embrace conflict? Conflict is in many forms. If it is in the form of a beautiful woman, I embrace and make love to it. If it is in the form of this annoying little fly speck of a spy, then I spit on it and grind it to dust beneath my heel. Do you run from conflict? Never! Face conflict proudly and fight it to the death. …

I Love Dialogue from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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It's small town Nebraska in the late 1970's and life in the small Midwestern town is quiet and uneventful. That's what Libby Marshall and Bobby Menedez think until Bobby's cousin, Ramon is beaten by a group of white boys. Racial tension is high after the beating and it's soon revealed that something quite evil lies hidden Under the Western Sky.
Once they had their tickets and popcorn, they went into the theater and found a good spot. The boys liked to sit in the back because there was more leg room, but the girls liked the middle. To compromise, they sat somewhere between the two and let Danny have the aisle seat since his legs were the longest. Toni snuggled next to him as he put his arm around her shoulders. Libby sat next to her, not really looking at Bobby, although they shared the popcorn. "Are you mad at me or something?" he asked her quietly, not wanting to bring their friends into it. The others were so wrapped up in one another, they didn't hear…

Release Blitz for “Blazing Hearts” by Paul Nosach

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Synopsis: Dr. Sebastian Masters has lost his job from Eastbridge hospital, due to insubordination. But now he has come across the perfect woman, Dawn Turlo, who would give him another opportunity - another job offer and his own building with staff. The only catch is marriage. But the problem lies deeper with Sebastian. He doesn't know how to love someone, and turns to his long-time friend, Jaysen Stripe for help. Meanwhile, Adam Ludsgarden, Sebastian's nephew, has sunk deeper into depression due to the loss of his best friend Curtis Brown. Adam has secluded himself in his room and only comes out when necessary, and where Sebastian fails to try with him, Jaysen finds the proper words to sooth his pain. But as Dawn starts to show her true colors and the way she feels, everything starts to spiral downward under the same roof. Can Sebastian hold everything together? Can he keep the peace? Can he keep his feelings in check after everything that had happened before with Jaysen? The susp…

Gabriella Deza from Indian Summer

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Who are you and where and when do you live? I am Gabriella Deza, youngest daughter of Florida Territorial Governor Ferdinand Deza. I live in the village of St. Augustine, Florida Territory. The year is 1739. What is your story? I haven't much of one yet, I'm only just 15, but what there is of it, is told in Indian Summer. Are you the hero of your own story? Me a hero? Heavens, no. That would be Manuel Enriques, my father's aid du camp and the love of my life. What is your problem in the story? Quite by chance, I found out a terrible secret. A British spy is trying to overthrow my father, capture the fort and take over the town. Do you embrace conflict or do you run from it? I've never wanted to embrace conflict, but one must face it bravely. Troubles are sent by God to test us. Am I going to argue with Him? I never run when I can fight. How does the author see you? Do you think she portrayed you accurately? Headstrong, demure, capable, passionate, honest, loving. I am these th…