Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye, an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and psy/suspense author, and every day of this journey is a learning experience. I'm also a counselor, musician, and animal lover. My stories are about all-conquering love and romance, and I enjoy hosting other authors as well. Enter a world where werewolves, vampires, multi-shifters, vamp-like Nephilim, Vodouin Fey, and all things paranormal capture our hearts...

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon by Sky Purington

Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon

Series Overview

Long before the dawn of time on Midgard, or Middle Earth, war raged on the fiery world of Múspellsheimr. Dominant, restless creatures that were half man, half dragon forever struggled for more power. Two factions rose above the rest, crushing their opponents until none rivaled them but one another. Of equal strength and might, they fought for hundreds of years until the great serpent Níðhöggr met his end in the jaws of his double-headed rival. As he lay dying, the mighty dragon used the last of his magic to ensure his lineage would not be extinguished but resurrected by a dark prophecy. In his need for vengeance, Níðhöggr cursed his enemy, vowing his serpent offspring would someday destroy his nemesis and his descendants. Therefore, he might from the afterlife, at last taste the glory of victory through his ancestors. And so the story goes…

Viking King’s Vendetta
Book One

Taking a few months to reflect on what she truly wants from life, Emily returns to her family home in Winter Harbor, Maine. Yet she should have known her ties with ancient Scandinavia and those with dragon blood would catch up with her. Moreover, that her connection with the man she loves would be impossible to ignore. Something soon proved when he pulls her back in time to tenth century Norway.

Determined to help his people defeat a dark prophecy, Viking Sven Sigdir returns to his homeland to find two regions minus their beloved kings. Leaderless, both clans look to Sven to rule. Though willing to rise up, he must first uncover the root of the prophecy. That means reuniting with the woman who holds his heart and setting forth on a perilous journey.

Sven and Emily navigate not only their feelings for one another but the burgeoning prophecy that might take it all away. Will they be able to conquer their new adversary before it’s too late? Or is this just the beginning of something that will change life as they know it? Join them as they embark on an action-packed adventure ripe with sizzling passion, epic battles, dynamic characters and powerful dragon-shifters.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast" - Excerpt and Giveaway

Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast

Drayden saved her life— but her incessant need for vengeance could mean the end of his. 

Thirteen years after the brutal murder of Treva Evers’ entire family, a cloaked stranger shows up just in time to save her from the same fate. When he disappears as quickly as he appeared, she is drawn into an underworld replete with magic and long forgotten customs, a place where nothing is as it seems, including her mysterious savior, and every word or action could result in brutal consequences. 

*Note* 18+ - Contains sexually explicit content. No cliffhangers.

After sipping her last drop of liquid energy, she slipped the coffee mug and prized coffeemaker back into her shoulder bag. In addition to the coffee cup, the pink leather bag held one microwave-safe covered plate, one multi-purpose terra ceramic pan, and a set of stainless steel utensils. The small bag fit neatly into a rollaway with compartments for each category of her necessities, including her 11” laptop with a hidden IP address provided by her benefactor. Since she was always packed for a fast getaway, there was no room in her life for extra baggage of any kind. 
The refrigerator that had come with the furnished apartment remained empty, and with the exception of coffee, a giant Hershey’s chocolate bar, and peanut butter crackers, her white kitchen cabinets simply served as decorative woodwork. She bought fresh produce, prepared her meals each day, and gave whatever leftovers she had to the stray cats and dogs that always seemed to find her no matter where she lived.
Continuing her daily ritual, she pulled the laminated, aged magazine article from a hidden compartment in her bag, sliding her fingers over it reverently. The encapsulated picture of her mother, father, and three brothers always pulled her right back into that moment, a whirlwind of loss, pain, and upheaval, yet she returned to it regularly, as if she needed the reminder:
Renowned archaeologist, Daniel Evers, his wife, Kiswanna, and their three sons, Daniel III, Knight, and Kamau, were found dead in their Pensacola, FL home yesterday at 4:30 p.m. Daniel was known for his contributions to the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and a number of others. Dr. Kiswanna Ungoji Evers gave up a high-level position as a physicist and geologist to start a family. She worked as a librarian. The case is under investigation…
Her favorite ocean sounds CD, also on automatic timer, blared to life, drawing her attention back to the present, and she assumed a scissor-like supine position on the hardwood floor to begin her 60-minute evening drill. She had developed the drill over time to strengthen every muscle and joint in her body. From this position, even her pinky was forced to gain strength and hold its own. 
Treva had always been small in stature, and she’d trained long and hard so every pound would exert more force than its actual weight. She remembered sparring with her older brothers. Treva smiled as she thought about them teasing her. Daniel, the eldest, lovingly called Trey, along with Knight, and Kamau would take turns lifting her upside down with one arm, then force her to free herself from their grips. Later in life, their embarrassing pranks had paid off time and time again, as she had yet to find a situation she couldn’t get out of.
Ignoring stiff muscles, sustained injuries, and groaning sore spots, she allowed the sounds from the CD to take her mind elsewhere. Ever since the day she had returned to find the remains of her family, ripped apart and strewn from one end of their home to the other, the course and purpose of her life had been determined.
Long before the consideration of dreams, desires, or interests, this reality had become hers, and the thought of her quest being over, having choices and possibly finding some semblance of normalcy, left her confused and lost—a lion with no pride, a shell of whomever she was to become.
Without the mission to avenge the massacre of her family, Treva had no purpose.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tamsin Baker

Join author Tamsin Baker as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Fallen." 

I fell in love with an incredible cover of a Fallen Angel with black wings, and holding a sword. The story unfolded from there- and I'm still writing it now! The story in Mystic Realms is the first part of a three part series.

A fallen angel doing time on Earth for his sins has enough on his plate, let alone save a woman with witch-like powers from Demons. Gabrielle needs to earn his way back into Heaven, and the only way to do that is by saving the souls of the Damned. Kadie wants her life to be her own, but with her attraction to Gabriel multiplying by the minute, she may need to give into the basest needs of the flesh. Can Gabe save Kadie from the Demons chasing her, beat the powers of Hell and ultimately save his own soul?

Write what you love and other people will love it too.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tigris Eden

Join author Tigris Eden as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "The Warrior's Curse." 

I’m heavily into Mythology and turning into something I’d love to read about. So I did a combination of Angels, Demons, mixed in.

The forces of good and evil continue to rage against each other. In the greatest battle since the war began, one warrior discovers a shocking truth—his destined-mate is alive. Isaiah and Dalila not only struggle with their undeniable attraction but the shocking truth that their pasts collide. As they unlock the key to their survival, it may also just save the world. Our story introduces new types of Paranormal characters that are unique only to us as well as throwing in some lore to keep readers turning the pages.

Believe in your story.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tracy Goodwin

Join author Tracy Goodwin as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Cursed." 

I wanted to write a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight, where an introvert has seen movies and read books, yet finds out she is a witch when creatures have already begun hunting her.

Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power. Fighting fate is just the beginning ... Tessa Egan is destined to die! When her powers as a witch are awakened, when she is hunted like so many before her. There is one problem: she doesn't believe in destiny. Fighting for her life, her survival places her on a collision course with a centuries-old conflict between species, a corrupt hierarchy that will do anything to destroy her, and the realization that her past was never what it seemed. A prophecy proclaims she will become the most powerful witch her enemies have ever encountered. The mere promise of such dominance sends legions after her, as she struggles to master her abilities and win a war against forces far more sinister than she. Adding to her already complicated life is a commanding guardian named Alec and his mysterious half-brother, Josh. The Prophecy of the Guardian's Mark claims"Only a Guardian's soulmate can see the Guardian's mark." Why can she can see both Findlay brothers' marks? Why is Josh's the opposite of Alec's, evoking anguish and fear? Who is she fated to love? The future of all rests in their hands as Tessa and the Findlay brothers discover that all species are in peril. Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power. Fighting fate is just the beginning ...

Learn your craft, work hard, and don't give up. ;)

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Laura Baumbach

Join author Laura Baumbach as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Dark Side of the Moon" 

Wrote it for an anthology that wanted cops, werewolves, rent boys or vampires as the main characters. I wrote one story that had all four.

Recovering from a near fatal, on the job injury, vampire rent boy Harley Scott just wants some peace and quiet to recuperate. The wilds of remote Canada during their several months of complete darkness sounds like the perfect hideaway. That is if he can make it past blizzards, cops, werewolves, and -- oh, yeah, a death squad of fellow vampires hell bent on eradicating a damaged vampire from the species. Harley is looking for desolation, but he just might find salvation and healing instead, in the very last place he ever thought it would exist. What gives this story a twist is that Harley, a rent boy recently turned vampire, was shot by a john and now suffers a debilitating head injury. He healed from the fatal-for-humans wound almost completely, but the ability to recognize other supernatural beings is gone. That leaves him vulnerable and on the run from hunters and at the mercy of other paranormals.

Write what feels good to you. Don't try to write what's currently forecast as 'hot' at the moment if it isn't your style. Write what is in your heart and soul. That will translate into the story and touch readers, making them long time fans.

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