Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I love the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, moving on through Hanukkah and Christmas. For the last couple of years, I've loaned out my blog space to allow my author friends a chance to share their buy links with readers. With Hanukkah so early this year, I'm starting this now. Below, you'll find a short blurb about my books with buy links. Leave your links in the comments section below.

I invite my author/ illustrator friends to post a short blurb and buy link as well. Musicians, if you have albums for sale, please feel free to link that as well. I don't want merchandise other than books, art or music, please. This is NOT a spot for craft items. Thank you.

Art, Books and Music make great gifts for everyone. They are the things that keep giving and feeding the soul.

~ Dellani

Indian Summer - Daughter of Florida's Spanish Governor, Gabriella Deza stands on the verge of womanhood. On her fifteenth birthday, Manuel Enriques, her father's confidential aid, declares his love. What should be a happy time turns into one of intrigue and espionage when Manuel is sent on a secret mission to find and stop a British spy. Set in St. Augustine, Florida in 1739, this historical romance is appropriate for readers 15+

Lone Wolf - Matilda Dulac thinks she's content. At the age of 26, she has attained the rank of Commander in the Galactic Mining Guild, something no one has done before. When the mysterious Wilhelm VanLipsig steps across the threshold of her life, things take a sudden turn. Matilda finds herself swept up in a three year jaunt across the universe, following the infamous John Riley. Matilda, Wil and their shipmates, are all that stand between survival of the universe and its annihilation. Appropriate for readers 18+

Shakazhan - Lone Wolf book 2. Picks up where Lone Wolf left off. John Riley is still alive and kicking, causing even more trouble. And now, he has a legendary evil being as his sidekick. Can Wil and Matilda stop him before he frees the chaotic Kahlea? Appropriate for readers 18+

The Ninja TattooTeague McMurtry thinks he's left violence behind him when he comes home from the war. He's especially pleased when he meets Vivica Rambo at the local coffee shop. Unfortunately, Vivica's psychotic older brother, Randy, has other plans for the couple. Teague finds he's been marked for death so that someone in Randy's gang can earn his Ninja Tattoo. Appropriate for readers 18+

Under the Western SkyWestern Nebraska 1976. This small town seems ideal, but something lurks under the seemingly quiet, serene landscape. Bobby Menedez and Libby Marshall are happy in their new relationship until Bobby's cousin is beaten for dating a white girl. Will Bobby be next? What secrets lie Under the Western Sky? 


Liz said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity!
For Mike and Will, "No Flag" meant "come home alive", but will their love survive what happens next?

Captain Mike Kelley does not ignore his intuition, so when sexy bartender Will Hayes captures his heart, Mike embarks on a mission to win him over to a Domestic Discipline relationship. Will accepts with one caveat: Mike must promise not to renew his Army commission. Mike agrees, and they spend a year building a life together, getting married, and starting a business.

Only days before their café's grand opening, Mike receives news that threatens everything he and Will have built. The Army invokes the Stop Loss military policy to involuntarily extend his commission and send him back overseas. Will, left alone to cope with the café, must rely on the support of old friends who may be no longer be trustworthy. Through emails and Skype calls, Mike and Will keep their love and structure alive...until the day a horrific terrorist attack occurs on Mike's outpost.

Mike awakens in a hospital with a devastating injury and no his memory of the attack. As the only survivor, Mike's memory may be the key to national security. Mike struggles to cope with his injury and Will struggles to support the man who always held him up. Both fear they have lost their previous relationship. Will has Mike back rather than a folded flag, but in the aftermath of war, can they rebuild the life they had before? Especially when those closest to them may not have their best interests at heart?

Gracen Miller said...

Thanks for this opportunity, Dellani!

Pandora’s Box Blurb:

Where does the road to Hell begin?

What happens when your son turns homicidal overnight and your husband disappears on his way to work? Do you cower in fear or fight for your life? Madison Wescott fights against the odds. Distrustful of a God she doesn’t believe in, she finds herself face-to-face with a world she didn’t know existed and discovers her own soul is darkened with demonic connections.

With good intentions? Or by demonic design?

Phoenix Birmingham bursts into Madison’s life in a whirlwind of sarcasm and sexual appeal. A hero for the masses—and for her jaded heart—but few will ever know the sacrifices he has made or the sacrifices to come. Discovering her entire life has been influenced by multifaceted paranormal beings, Madison is determined to defeat the apocalyptic blueprint fate has decreed, but only one man dares to challenge the supernatural forces manipulating them. Even with Phoenix’s aid, can destiny be denied? Or will demonic design prevail while they pay the crucial price with their souls?

In a small, sleepy Alabama town the battle for mankind’s liberty has begun…



Barnes & Noble:

Decadent Publishing:

Auctor Trevel, Writer said...


GENRE: Urban fantasy/drama

For mature audiences

Elza del Toro has seen better days. Running a protective charm shop, named The Magick Maze, in the most dangerous area of town is the least of her worries, but she also has to deal with a terminal magical illness. Every time she casts a spell, a necessity for any witch, she experiences severe pain that can only be alleviated by a green amulet hanging around her neck.

One day, a boy on probation, Noah, is sent to work in her shop. Noah's about like any other punk dark witch kid she's encountered, save that the boy practices a special magical art that makes objects transform into other objects and dance to its creators' command. Harboring nostalgia for this art, Elza decides to help him. But when a powerful mobster wants control of her shop, can Elza save herself and the boy thrust in her employment?


Barnes & Noble:


GENRE: Poetry

For mature audiences

In this volume of poetry, you will find love lost and its story written on the walls,
industrialism running amok from three smoky towers, a giant war machine that profits from slaughter, a fallen angel that questions a Scientist's authority on Earth, and a man wishing he could join his beloved on a lighter side, away from the dark private hell he is forced into. Also, find out that zombies just do not make news anymore, how one golden idol holds sway over many people, and how the computer game WARCRACK! can starve a gamer to death, just like on the headlines.

Poetry differs from prose, but a piece of poetry can be a story of its own. In POISONED ROMANCE, with eighteen poems showcasing dark imagery and humor, there's always a story to tell.

This volume also features "The Idol on the Square" and "Broken Room, Fixed Photo," which were featured on Writing Raw. This volume also features "Shrapnel" and "The Blood Machine," which debuted in Down in the Dirt magazine.

BONUS: This volume of poetry features a short excerpt of Kristopher Miller's debut novella, THE MAZE'S AMULET.


Barnes & Noble:

Unknown said...

Thank you Dellani! The first of my suspense series was released this month on Kindle!

Here's the blurb:
"Tragedy forced Jacob Barnes to step in at the age of 22, and raise his younger brother and sister. Years later, as the Barnes family is finally on the verge of recovery the past comes back to haunt them.
It's election time in Springwood, and Jacob is a candidate for Mayor. Having proved himself as a successful business man, Jacob feels he is ready to take on Springwood and tackle the city's many issues. Little does he know the extent of the issues he is about to face.
When it becomes apparent someone is out to sabotage Jacob's campaign, Jacob begins to realize the past is far from behind him and his family. Two murders reveal dark secrets in the Barnes family, as they come to terms with a harsh reality.

Dellani Oakes said...

These books all sound so good!

writerchick said...

Laura and Gerry are newlyweds, honeymooning in Florida; as usual life is not going according to plans and they are racing to solve a murder and stay alive. The bodies are piling up, will it be too late to stop a killer?
Daytona Dead is the third installment of my Laura and Gerry series. What can happen on a simple honeymoon when Laura and Gerry head to Daytona Beach for fun in the sun and some NASCAR racing? They run into some serious trouble when they hit what they think is road kill. Just by coincidence it happens to be Laura’s ex-husband Lou who has moved to Florida. Right off the bat they are hauled off to jail under suspicion that they had something to do with it. After they are cleared and given Lou’s things that are not needed for evidence as the police think it was a simple hit and run. Laura discovers some incriminating photos that someone wants and is harassed along the way by a creepy police officer and the guy he is protecting.
The bodies start to pile up as someone in a vintage car is taking out any witnesses involved in the case to hide his wrong doing.
The story deals with fraud and identity theft along with a NASCAR racer with a bad attitude and something to hide.
It is a race to catch the killer and stop the fraud from continuing in this fast paced, high speed adventure full of romance and some good chuckles along the way.
With the help of the creepy cop out to redeem his reputation


Jerry said...

Thank you. let's try something a little different.
Is it the right time yet to start thinking about buying holiday gifts for your dog-lover friends? May I suggest copies of "The Deadly Dog Show" from Amazon's Kindle store for the friends who enjoy reading good books? It's hard to imagine a better value at $2.99 per copy of this book, which at 80,000+ words long is something like 300 words per penny. This is the ideal "stocking stuffer" gift for all the people who already "have everything" on your list. All you need is their e-mail address to send a gift copy from Amazon. There's also a convenient free Kindle app that they can download from the book page on Amazon if you don't know whether your friends already have Kindle readers. Buy a copy now and take it for a test drive.

Stephanie Osborn said...

The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus!

Twilight Times Books announces the release of The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus!
This ebook collects the first four books of the series, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The
Arrival, The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed, The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident
, and The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings, into one
electronic book!

The Displaced Detective Series is a science fiction mystery series in which the brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers that there are alternate realities, and said alternates are often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, is her means of looking in on these continua. In one particular reality, continuum 114, a certain Victorian detective (who, in fact, exists in several continua) was to have died along with his arch-nemesis at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking,
Skye intervenes, rescuing her hero, who inadvertently flies through the tesseract wormhole
connecting his universe with ours, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to send Holmes
back without causing devastating continuum collapse due to non-uniqueness, he must stay in
our world and learn to adapt to the 21st century.

As Holmes comes up to speed in the modern world, he and Dr. Chadwick team up to solve abstruse,
technological mysteries. The series has been aptly described as, "Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files."

Purchase your ebook at:



If you'd like print copies of the books instead (the Omnibus is only available electronically), you can start off with Book 1 of the series, The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival, which can be purchased here:



Stephanie Osborn said...

El Vengador, paranormal horror ebook!

Deputy Sheriff Michael Kirtchner gets an "unknown disturbance" dispatch call to a remote house trailer in the swamp. There, he discovers an old woman and a dog, terrorized by a mysterious beast, which he takes to be a bear. But when he contacts Game Warden Jeff Stuart to come trap the animal, Stuart tells him to get out if he values his life - this is no ordinary animal. Is Kirtchner up against a Swamp Ape - a Florida version of Bigfoot - or something more...sinister?

Based on a true story.

To purchase:


Stephanie Osborn said...


A children's story; a tale of growth and learning to trust.

StarSong is a children's fantasy story combining elements of Tolkienesque fantasy, European
fairy tales, and Native American folklore. It tells the tale of StarSong, a gifted but egotistical young woman separated from her village when it is struck by a gigantic, whirling windstorm, and Sunrise, a young man on a quest for the source of a song that only he can hear: the song of a messenger of Creator.

Many perils lie in their paths, and many obstacles. Will they succumb? Will StarSong ever
leave her selfish ways and learn to care for others? Will Sunrise ever find the source of his music? Will their paths cross, and if so, what will happen?



Stephanie Osborn said...

Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281

How do you react when you discover that the next Shuttle disaster has happened...
right on schedule?

Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, "Crash" Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them.

What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?

Written by a 20-year veteran of the Shuttle program. Available in print and ebook.

To purchase:





(for Apple, go through iBookstore link on iPod or iPhone)

Stephanie Osborn said...

And to Dellani, thank you MOST kindly, my dear, and Happy Holidays to you!

Anonymous said...

Jane Risdon

US Kindle:

UK Kindle:

Thanks so much for this opportunity which will benefit so many. This book is in aid of The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, Surrey and is in memory of Maxine Clarke, Author, Blogger and Editor of Petrona blog. Crime writers from around the world have given their work in this great cause and it is on sale for only £1.99 (UK) I appreciated being able to share this here. Many thanks, Jane Risdon

Unknown said...

Thank you for the invitation Dellani. As can be seen from my bio, there is plenty of life experiences for me to draw from. my 1st book tells of the experiences of a British teenager rescued and evacuated from the heart of middle eastern terrorism in the 1960's. It reveals his way of coming to terms with the reality of life that was far from the reality of the average western teenager, and his own survival mechanism. In the 21st century of this true story of coping under the threat of terrorism remains topical.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the invitation Dellani. As can be seen from my bio, there is plenty of life experiences for me to draw from. my 1st book tells of the experiences of a British teenager rescued and evacuated from the heart of middle eastern terrorism in the 1960's. It reveals his way of coming to terms with the reality of life that was far from the reality of the average western teenager, and his own survival mechanism. In the 21st century of this true story of coping under the threat of terrorism remains topical.

Unknown said...

Dellani, the last post seems to be a repeat of my previous one as the system said it did not work 1st time. Tried deleting unsuccessfully so if there is still a repeat feel free to delete for me. Thanks

Unknown said...

My 2nd book, Paradise Island, Heabvenly Journey, gives a personal insight into life in Singapore at the end of the British presence, and drawing together also the memories of local friends who had lived during the Japanese occupation.

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