Character Quotes from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes - 500“So, did you enjoy kissing Bobby?” Toni asked.

Libby blushed, looking evasive. “Yeah, a little.”

“A little? Your hair is a mess and it was only a little? He’s wearing your lipstick! It looks like you ate his face!” She went into the stall, banging the door.

“You and Danny didn’t even resurface. How did you know I was kissing Bobby?”

“I could feel it. Your energy radiated off you like some sort of super sex bomb.”

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Character Quotes from Savage Heart by Dellani

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savage heart cover“Was it wrong of us not to wait?”

“Never. Not for a moment will I regret marrying you as I did. Would it have been better to bed you without a ceremony?”

“What makes you think I’d have allowed that?” Gabriella gave him a playfully scandalized look.

“The way you were groping at my well appointed pants.” Manuel laughed, kissing her upturned face. “I love you so, Gabriella. You are a part of me like no other.”

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Character Quotes from Savage Heart by Dellani

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savage heart cover“A man may say many things in the heat of passion, Bella. It doesn’t make them any less true, but it certainly makes them less—accurate.” He shrugged, staring across the moonlit water. His long fingers absently tugged at tufts of grass.

Gabriella laughed suddenly, her bright giggle filling the cool night air. “How can you wiggle out of something so important by claiming it was said in passion and therefore not binding? Words spoken when you’re in my arms should be even more of a firm promise.”

“Firm, eh? I’ll remember that. A very firm promise, eh Cariña?”

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Excerpt from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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 him. Libby scooted a little closer, lowering her voice as she took a bite of popcorn.

“No, I’m not mad, Bobby. I’m just not sure I’m comfortable with this whole arrangement, that’s all.”

“We’re a couple friends going to a movie. You got a full social calendar I don’t know about?” He tried to make light of it, but his feelings were hurt.

Libby nudged him, nearly spilling the popcorn. “Don’t be a goof. Of course not.”

“I really like you, Libby. If you can’t see that, I’m sorry.”

“I thought maybe you were going out with me because of what Toni said to Danny. That she wouldn’t go if I didn’t have a date.”

“All this time you thought that’s what this was? A mercy date? Baby, I think you’re the greatest!”

“You do? For real?”

“Yeah, for real. Hey, would I make comments about your ass if I didn’t think you were cute?”

“I dunno, you’re a guy. I mean, Danny’s always drooling over my tits.”

“Danny’s a goober. He drools over any tits he can see. You have to admit, you’re killing us both with the no bra thing.”

She looked at him, raising an eyebrow. “I’ll remember you said that, Roberto.”
“What, are you my mom? You have to scold me into behaving? I want to date you, Libby. If I wanted just to jump your bones, I’d have done that already. You know, some women actually find me very attractive.”

She giggled, tossing her hair. “Yeah, I can see the appeal. You’ve got that whole Latin Lover thing going. The dark hair and bedroom eyes. You’re cute, for sure.”

“Then why won’t you let me kiss you?”

She looked at the screen as the movie started. By the set of her shoulders, he could see that she didn’t know how to respond. Taking a chance that he was right, he blundered on.

“Is it because all this time you thought I didn’t really like you? How could I not? You’re wonderful. I’ve had a thing for you like—forever,” he whispered as the cartoon started.

Libby gave him a curious stare as the lights dimmed, her popcorn halfway to her mouth. She couldn’t believe his admission was real. He didn’t really want her, did he? He was taking her out so Toni would go with his best friend. That’s what friends did for one another. Was he kidding? She was too inexperienced to tell.

Libby knew a lot of girls her age had already lost their virginity. She and Toni were among the few left in their graduating class who had never been with a guy. If Danny got his way, that was going to change and soon. He was so hot for Toni, he got a boner every time he talked to her. Bobby, on the other hand, couldn’t possibly mean it. Or did he?

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Character Quotes from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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Under the Western Sky by Dellani Oakes - 500Bobby’s kiss felt good, warm, sexy, more than just friendly. Libby had thought it would be like kissing a brother, but it was anything but that. Smiling to herself, she took a breath and opened her mouth slightly, letting him kiss her more deeply. No guy had ever kissed her like that. His lips left hers as he leaned against her forehead, sighing contentedly.

“That wasn’t so bad, was it? I mean, you’re not like throwing up or anything over there are you?”

“That was nice,” she admitted. “It was more than nice, it was super.”

Bobby chuckled, kissing her playfully on the nose. “Yeah, it was. Now do you think I’m doing this just to make Toni and Danny happy?”

“No.”

“Good, cause I don’t give a shit about either of them. I like you a lot, Libby.”

“I like you too, Bobby.”

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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 because he is dating a white girl. Libby and Bobby realize that their relationship might make them targets, but they believe their love is stronger than hate. But is it? Something quite evil lies hidden Under the Western Sky.
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Character Quotes from Savage Heart by Dellani

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savage heart cover“You’re insufferable!” Manuel threw up his hands, tugging at his hair. “How can I do my job when I’m worried about you?”

“And what will your job be? The most unavoidably difficult and dangerous? Why would you choose something easy? You live for the adventure, Manuel. Admit it. You hunger for the active life of a soldier again.”

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savage heart cover“You’re the stubbornest brother any girl could ever have. Look at you! Mooning after another man’s wife! You should be ashamed of yourself.”

“What do you want of me?” Anger flashed in his dark eyes.

“I want you to smile again. I want to hear your laugh. I want a sister and nieces and nephews to play with. Our mother wants a grandchild.”

“Why don’t you get married then? Why does it matter if I wed or have children? It’s your son who will succeed me.”

“I hate you when you get like this.”

“You’re in good company.” He hurled the rest of his bannock at a flock of hungry seagulls. “I hate myself all the time.” With that, he slung his bow over his shoulder and descended the mound with long, loping strides.

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Character Quotes from Under the Western Sky by Dellani

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Danny started the car, pulled his father’s Van Morrison tape out of the tape deck and put in his KISS tape instead.

“I don’t know how you can listen to that crap,” Bobby turned the music down. “Zeppelin is so much better.”

“You’re so full of shit, Roberto. These guys kick ass.”

“Twenty years from now, practically no one will remember them. In thirty, people will still listen to Zeppelin.”

“Wanna bet?”

“I guarantee,” Bobby nodded. “You watch.”

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Libby Marshal leaned over the pool table lining up her shot, slender hips twitching to KC and the Sunshine Band. She hummed distractedly as she eyed the table. Bobby Menendez stood behind her enjoying the view. His hands moved forward, tingling to touch her.

“Touch me and die, Roberto Hermida Menendez.”

“Man, how did you know?”

She made her shot, long distance across the felt top, snapping her pool cue, nearly nailing him in the testicles when her arm came back.

“Shouldn’t stand so close,” Danny said across the table from her.

“Oh, man, the view!”

Bobby held his hands the width of her hips apart. He bit his lip as she faced him, a frown on her face. Her green eyes flashed at him. With a toss of her short, blonde, curly hair, she moved away from him with a glare. His dark brown…

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