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Released: September 2012
ISBN: 9781301407552
ASIN: B009H7798I
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THE NINJA TATTOO
Author: Dellani Oakes
Length: Novella
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $2.99

Teague McMurtry spent the last six years of his life in the Army. Finally having enough of killing, he comes home, thinking he's put the nightmare behind him. When he meets beautiful and sultry Vivica Rambo, he thinks his life is taking a turn for the better.

Little does Teague know that he's been targeted for death by a violent biker gang led by Vivica's psychotic older brother. Now Teague must put his skills to the test to protect himself and the woman he loves.

Excerpt
"You okay, kid? You aren't acting like yourself at all."

"Long night," Teague replied, rubbing his nose with his fingers. "I guess I slept worse than I thought."

"New girlfriend?" Scott Jones raised a curious eyebrow. He was a man in his early forties who thought every man was a player until he was 50.

"I wish! Nope, I'm back on the single circuit again."

"What happened between you and Debbie?"

"Bitch tried to kill me, so I had her arrested."

"Damn! Kinda harsh, wasn't it?"

"Dude, she went after my nuts with a butcher knife. I take that rather personally."

"Yeah, I'm real attached to my nuts too." He shifted slightly, disturbed by the idea. "Guy like you should get a babe easy."

Teague shrugged. "Yeah, well.... I got all the tush I want," he admitted. "But I'm taking a break from a steady relationship. I'm tired of getting burned and stabbed."

"Burned? As in flames?"

"Yeah. Cindy, another ex, started a fire one night when I was asleep. She successfully set the carpet on fire in the bedroom. I put it out with her slippers."

"What do you do to these women that they try to kill you?"

"Believe me, Scott. I'm still trying to figure that shit out. I think I'm a pretty nice guy. I don't smoke, I drink once in awhile, I'm faithful, I don't make a mess and I help around the house without being asked." He shrugged.

"Jesus, you're a saint! How did you get to be so nice?"

"Single mom who worked three jobs to support me and my two kid brothers. We all pitched in to help out and it stuck."

"You suck in bed?"

"I hope not! Only complaint I ever got in that department was from this chick who wanted me to do her roommate too."

"Oh? Sounds kinda fun."

"The roommate was a guy." Teague gave Scott a patient look over his sunglasses.

"Uh.... Okay, you got me on that one."

"Honestly, Scott. Maybe all women are psycho. I don't know. I just want my life to be quiet for awhile where no one is trying to stab, emasculate, or barbeque me."

"Worthy goal," Scott clapped him on the shoulder. "Now, about my yard. You're thinking lantana and hibiscus? What else?"

What the reviewers are saying
WARNING COLD SHOWER NEEDED
Dellani Oakes has done it again. In her book Ninja Tatoo, Ms. Oakes gives us a run for our money in this action packed, adrenaline rush, romance novel . . . Kudos to Dellani Oakes for once again bringing us a romance novel worth its weight in gold. ~ M. Moran Bishop, Amazon

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Another great book by one of my favorite authors. Always a good read and can rarely put the book down till I am finished :-) ~ deborah, Amazon

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Good book by a Great Author!
This is a very well-written book which I enjoyed reading. I particularly liked the setting in small town Florida. It is filled with suspense from the very first page and has many twists and turns which keep you wondering as to how it will end. It is interspersed with intimate encounters between the protagonist and his girlfriend. The author has woven love, lust, intrigue and murder into this neat little package. Well worth the time to read. ~ Beingreal, Amazon

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Packed full of action and sensuality
Dellani Oakes is a highly talented writer! Great characterization, description, and conflict inherit this novel. A fast-paced novel with several sensuous scenes which I couldn't put down. Not a dull moment to be had. Ms. Oakes keeps us riveted to the edge of our seats as well as an action-packed film. ~ Barbara Fifield, Amazon

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Awesome
Read this book in a couple of hours. Engaging, funny, sexy, and on the edge. Definitely will look for more by Dellani. ~ Marie, Amazon

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Loved this one!
Teague is a likable character with ethics and real emotions that are refreshing to see in a male protagonist. Despite them none of his strong masculinity is lost, so believable is the writing. Teague, Vivian and the supporting cast made up of their two families meld together with building tension. Near the beginning Teague takes Vivica on a date in which she meets half his tight knit family at a family owned fish restaurant. When he arrives home later that night he senses people outside his home watching him, which proves accurate. From that point on in the story the tension of revenge, intrigue and fear grip the reader as he and Vivica become victims of one viscous twist after another making it hard to put the book down . . . Brilliantly intertwined into the story line are the PTSD flashbacks Teague experiences that are triggered by those after him. Scenes of lovemaking and Vivica getting him to talk, to open about his experiences, are interspersed to show the deepening of trust and love into this already heated passionate relationship. The rollercoaster ride of emotions doesn't let up taking the reader into one scary turn after another. No spoilers on how it ends . . . I enjoyed this authors writing, the crisp realistic dialogue, and the sexual scenes that were titillating but not overly descriptive. It was a really enjoyable read that grabbed my attention and held it from the beginning right up to the last page. ~ Paulette Mahurin, Amazon

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Oh Teague!
I must say this book THE NINJA TATTOO Is a hidden treasure!!!
Lots of action from the get go.... There's passion, love, family, bikers & fighting... What else could you possibly need from a book.... Teague meets Viva by a whim. After a strange occurrence of events,turns out to be family that's the enemy..... It's strange how two completely different worlds collide in this book...
Looking forward to more great reads from Dellani Oakes. ~ Butterflies, Books & Dreams, Amazon

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Suspense,Action,Humor and Love...Ninja Tattoo Has It All!
The talented Dellani Oakes did it again! Ninja Tattoo captured my undivided attention from the first page to the end. She combined suspense, action, humor and love making you turn each page in wonder. Her innovative imagination and different themes makes Ninja Tattoo "second to none". One minute love is in the air, next thrilling and suspenseful action! There is nothing more a reader would ask for. All the characters were so descriptive and realistic, especially Teague. I was in complete awe not knowing what to expect next. Dellani's unique style of writing is one to be admired. Thank you Dellani for a wonderful, delight and entertaining story. ~ CMP, Amazon

 

Fun dialog and compelling romance combine with fast-paced action . . . Teague has all the battle-skills you'd expect of an army vet. Viva has the lovely allure of a confident woman learning to believe in love . . . fast-flowing story, smooth as a movie, filled with memorable scenes and characters, The Ninja Tattoo is fun just waiting to be filmed. ~ Sheila Deeth, Amazon

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Fantastic and fast paced
This story has something for everyone, humor, action, intrigue and enough steam to fill a sauna. The characters are well rounded and the story keeps coming at you. Just when the reader thinks all is calm, BAM; more action. Miss Oakes ties the book up in a nice little package complete with a happy ending.
~ Karen H. Vaughan, Amazon

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Oh Teague....
I must say this book THE NINJA TATTOO Is a hidden treasure!!!
Lots of action from the get go.... There's passion, love, family, bikers & fighting... What else could you possibly need from a book....Teague meets Viva by a whim. After a strange occurrence of events,turns out to be family that's the enemy..... It's strange how two completely different worlds collide in this book... Looking forward to more great reads from Dellani Oakes.
~ Mumbles, Amazon

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I finally started reading Ninja Tattoo. I just wanted to let you know I couldn't stop reading and finally went to bed at 1 am this morning. I know that was late, but it was truly worth it. Tonight I continue. Just love it....Thank you so much my friend for writing such an amazing story.
~ C. Payne, reader

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Gripping read
Dellani Oakes' The Ninja Tattoo is a great read, filled with thrilling intrigue and romance . . . The rollercoaster ride of emotions doesn't let up taking the reader into one scary turn after another. No spoilers on how it ends . . . I enjoyed this authors writing, the crisp realistic dialogue, and the sexual scenes that were titillating but not overly descriptive. It was a really enjoyable read that grabbed my attention and held it from the beginning right up to the last page.
~ Paulette Mahurin, Amazon UK

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Why Can't I Find a Guy Like Teague? . . . Teague . . . is the perfect hero! I wish he were real! *Sigh* Teague is a former marine with a dark, tortured past, he is part bad ass but 100% good guy. His love interest Vivica, wasn't all that impressive in the beginning, but she redeems herself in a big way towards the end. Be warned, there are several really hot love scenes that will have you needing a cold shower. I don't want to put any spoilers in here, so I'll leave it at that. Hollywood ought to take notes and start making movies based on these sorts of books. It would save a lot of couples arguments about what to watch on movie night LOL! This book has the realistic male characters that guys love, along with all the girly romance stuff women love. I think the author blended both worlds perfectly.
~ C. Giguere, Amazon

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Good Suspense, Very Sexy, With Lots of Secondary Characters
Fans of suspense who like a bit of romance to their stories with find much satisfaction while reading The Ninja Tattoo by Dellani Oakes. Both in and out of the bedroom the action is fast-paced with two likable characters drawn together through their mutual pain . . . Teague wanted a quiet life after the war but soon becomes entangled with Vivica and her criminal brother and his gang. He's more than physically up to the challenge and I must say this made him a very delectable hero. The action sequences start immediately and never let up and it's this adrenaline rush that brings him and Vivica together . . . this is an entertaining story that keeps your heart racing. From its battles to its breathless bedroom sequences The Ninja Tattoo offers something for everyone and shows great promise for the talented Dellani Oakes and a wish to read more from her.
~ Joder, Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess

 

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