Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Tour for Tirgearr Publishing-The Ninja Tattoo by Dellani Oakes (Promo & GIVEAWAY)

For those that love a bit of sexiness with their suspense comes The Ninja Tattoo by Dellani Oakes.  Both in and out of the bedroom the action is non-stop.  So let's learn more about this exciting book as well as the chance to win some wonderful goodies.  Welcome Dellani and The Ninja Tattoo......

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.


"What dogs? I don't see any dogs," Jed said.
Teague smiled at his cousin. "Oh, there are dogs, trust me. You'd make a nice snack for Rex. He makes Cujo look small."
"Dude, that movie scared the shit outta me when I was a kid," Jed said, shuddering. "I still can't stand St. Bernards. I went on a domestic call a couple weeks ago. They had a St. Bernard and that thing did not like cops. Swear to God, I was ready to shoot it. At least the man quit beating his wife long enough to lock it up. I don't think he wanted to add that to his arrest report."
"He didn't want to add you to the dinner menu," Joel said rather unkindly.
"Let's talk about how much you like snakes, shall we?" Jed stabbed his sausage like it was trying to kill him. He stuffed it in his mouth, chewing angrily.
"Boys," Vivica said sternly. "Stop it. If we have to be around one another all night, you're going to have to get along. I refuse to be cast in the role of mother."
"If you are, can I be the daddy?" Jed flashed a lopsided grin at her, hopping up from the table when Teague took a swing at him.
"One daddy's enough," Vivica gave Teague a lingering kiss, picked up her dishes and strutted into the kitchen.
"Holy Mother of God!" Jed breathed when she was gone. "Teague, I love you like a brother, but I wish I'd seen her first!”


Author, journalist, photographer, teacher, reviewer, radio show host—Dellani Oakes has worn many hats.
Addicted to writing, she spends as much time at it as possible and gets cranky if she's late getting a fix.
The Ninja Tattoo is Dellani's third published novel, though she claims to have enough, still unpublished, to keep a publisher busy for the next ten years.
Dellani also enjoys writing short stories and novellas, several of which have received Honorable Mentions in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.
Dellani currently lives in Florida with her husband and two of their four children
Dellani loves hearing from her readers.


Dellani is giving away a handmade bookplate & bookmark.  Tirgearr Publishing is also giving away a copy of The Ninja Tattoo.

-To be entered, MUST leave a comment, ALONG WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY.
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 11/16.


  1. Thank you for hosting today.

    Commenters, remember you earn an entry for commenting on the review of "The Ninja Tattoo" as well. That may be found here:

  2. Thank you for hosting our author, Dellani Oakes, today.

    And thanks to Joder for her lovely review. We've updated Dellani's book page with the review and a link back to this page for future readers.

    More information about Elizabeth can be found at --

    Please note that anyone commenting today on Dellani's page, and through the rest of our tour, will be entered into our grand prize drawing at the end of the tour, 16 November. Post on more than one author's hosted page and receive additional entries. Be sure to include your email address!

    Today, Dellani is giving away a lovely handmade bookplate and bookmark set to one lucky winner. Tirgearr Publishing will also be giving away a spot prize to the most unique comment or question.

    The grand prize includes a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of our full book list, which includes the final six books being released before the end of the year. Total retail value of $150! The winner will be randomly drawn on the 17th and announced on our website and media sites.

    Additionally, Tirgearr Publishing is hosting a 50% off sale on all of our titles through the 18th. If you haven't been a spot prize winner or the grand prize winner, you'll still have time to grab some amazing stories at half off!

    See our website for details --

    Enjoy the tour!

  3. Thanks for the excerpt and to Words of Wisdom for the review.

    Dellani, I noticed at your website, you write books in various genres and time periods. Do you find researching a book set in another century more difficult and/or more demanding than a contemporary time period?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. Hello everyone and thank you Scarf Princess for inviting me to post.

    Hi, Karen -- Researching for historical novels can be very difficult and time consuming. I happened to choose a time, 1739, where very few authors have set their books and research is sketchy at best. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find a couple of people who helped me find resources. I swore up & down I would never write another historical -- I'm currently working on the sequel to "Indian Summer". Life's funny like that, huh? ;)

  5. Loved your book Dellani, you made Teague so realistic, is he based on anybody you know?

    1. Rachel, thank you! I love Teague too. No, he's not based on anyone real, although all my male leads have aspects of my husband in them. I love him too.

  6. Dellani...You're a radio show host? What's the topic(s) of your show? Is this is FL? I lived in the Tampa/St. Pete area for many years. The cover of your book is very sexy. I'm not familiar with the way Tirgearr works...did you have a lot of input into the cover?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi, Catherine! My radio shows are done through Blog Talk Radio, an online service. I'm able to talk to guests from all over the world without leaving home! We talk about books and writing. Dellani's Tea Time airs every second Monday at 4:00 PM Eastern and I talk to authors & illustrators of young adult & children's books. What's Write for Me airs every fourth Wednesday at 3:00 Eastern and I talk to those who write for adults.

      I'm so glad you like the cover. Yes, I had a great deal of input. Kemberlee and I looked at a lot of different photographs & chose that one together. We discussed background colors and she chose my absolute favorite red as the cover.

  7. Good luck with the book Dellani. Sounds like a good one.

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  9. Hi Dellani excellent excerpt I cant wait to get into this one! Here's my email

  10. Wonderful excerpt. I can't wait to read more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  11. Nice to learn more about you Dellani, and the book sounds fun; I enjoyed the characters in the excerpt too; very nice dialog!
    sheiladeeth at gmail dot com

  12. I love your books and can't wait to get the new ones. You're a very special lady! Love all your work,please don't ever stop writing.
    Deborah Broussard

    1. Thank you, Deborah! It's wonderful to know I've got such a loyal fan!

  13. Sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. You're welcome, Natasha. I'm about to pick my winner. All your names will be added to the big draw as well! Good luck! Dellani

  14. Congratulations to Deborah Broussard for winning Dellani's prize of a homemade bookmark and bookplate set.

    Also congratulations to Sheila Deeth for being our spot prize winner. You will receive a copy of Dellani's Ninja Tattoo.

    Thank you to Words of Wisdom for hosting Dellani!