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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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

3 Easy Cash Options

I don't know about you, but money gets pretty tight around here sometimes. No matter how hard you work, it's always helpful to have a few side gigs from time to time. Here are my 3 favorite ways to make money from your laptop or cellphone!

They’re a market research company that will pay you to take surveys. You can cash out quickly, and as an added bonus, there's a $10 sign-up reward!

Yep, surveys again. This one offers surveys from lots of brands you know or you've at least heard of, and like Swagbucks, you can cash out quickly.

With Inbox Dollars it's really easy to use your cellphone. To sweeten the pot, there's a $5 sign-up bonus.

So, next time you find yourself in a pinch, try these out and let me know what you think. If you've already had experience with any of these, I'd love to hear about it :-)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy 4th of July: Cool Summer Cuisine

If you're in the US, you're probably getting ready for the 4th of July celebration. Happy Independence Day! If your independence day comes at a different time, you'll still enjoy some of these summer recipes. The puppy picture above is just a reminder to please keep your pets safe. Fireworks, crowds, and noise can be terrifying for them.

After taking a look at these, feel free to share some of your favorite summer recipes and ideas!

Slow Cooker Ribs

Ginger Chicken Lettuce Cups

Thai Chicken

Shrimp Boil

Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce

Barbecue Bacon Chicken Bites

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

5 Hidden Gems 2: Psy-Suspense/Thrillers

Gerald's Game

Secret in Their Eyes


Taking Lives

High Crimes

Flash Fiction: "Time Honored"


"Time Honored" is a the beginning of a serial paranormal romance. 

Promised to the powerful, mysterious Vayak at birth, Nia has lived a life of luxury, but what she desires most is freedom – the one thing she can never have.

Time Honored

“What’s that? Nia whispered, raising up on her elbows.

“Ssh. Lie back. Remember?” She caught a glimpse of something in his eyes, but he glanced down too quickly. The down comforter seduced her, her body too sated to move.

“Our arrangement forbids you to use your powers.”

Arrangement? Well, it’s good to know that memory is still in tact.” He gazed at her, irritation and desire evident in his stormy gray eyes, and her traitorous body bowed, drawn to him.

He leaned over her. “So exotic.”

She hissed, claws unsheathed, coiled to strike like his mysterious ball of light, but he surprised her.

Vayak kneeled down at her side, an unexpected show of vulnerability, and she hesitated…too long.

By ancient law, Vayak owned her, and despite the warmth, the pleasant tingle in her belly, and the slow sizzle blossoming from her womb whenever he was near, she wanted freedom.

He blinked and the light disappeared from his hands, back to the netherworld from whence it originated. Without a word, he stood as suddenly and easily as he kneeled just moments before, and glided toward the door.

“Are you leaving?” She sheathed her claws, trying and failing to temper the fear in her voice.

“Would you like me to stay?” Deep, mellow tones poured over her like balm for every hurt she’d cast aside.

Nia rolled her eyes and turned her head away from him. Arrogant bastard. With his magic, he knew she wanted him to stay, and she hated herself for wanting him.

He hesitated, then stepped through the door. “Nevertheless, I will return shortly.”

Nia heard him chuckle, reacting violently to his taunt by ripping the soft sheets with instinctively unsheathed claws. Damn it!  According to his reputation, angering him was not wise.

Following Vayak’s silent footfalls, he unlocked the door from the outside with a snick. Nia jumped, but held her tongue. She would not cower nor grovel, despite the fluttering of her heart.

He glanced at the sheets, full lips a hard line, gray eyes storm clouds. “Come. Against the wall. My patience is over.”

Nia rose, the pleasant thrill in her lower belly foreign, unwelcome.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A darker Shade of Evil blitz tour with XPresso

A Darker Shade of Evil:
A Demon and Devil Anthology
Publication date: September 24th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Including stories from USA Today and Bestselling Authors

Khardine Gray, USA Today Bestselling Author– 
Alone In The Dark

Dariel Raye – USA Today Bestselling Author – 
The Devil Upstairs

Lori Titus USA Today Bestselling Author – 
Muffy Wilson – USA Today Bestselling Author – 
Succubus Unleashed

Keta Diablo – Bestselling Author – 
I Spy A Demon

Marilyn Harlow– Bestselling Author – 
Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Gracen Miller – Bestselling Author – 
Michelle Scott – Bestselling Author – 
The Demon’s Prisoner
Katherine Smits – Bestselling Author – 
Siren Descending

* * *
About A Darker Shade of Evil

Deadly demons, diabolical devils and other creatures of the night will hold you spellbound in this one-of-a-kind anthology. In a world of dark delights, they trifle in forbidden passion, suspense, and kick-ass battles. It’s all right here for you in this captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance anthology!

Brought to you by USA Today and International Bestselling Authors, these stories of sexy alpha heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages. Devils, demons and their lethal hunters will draw you into their conquests, twisted deceptions, scorching heat, and yes, even love.

* Heat Rating: Spicy to Erotic Romance
* No Cliffhangers
* Happily-Ever-After or Happy-For-Now

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Monday, June 24, 2019

13 Free Books Plus "A Darker Shade of Evil" Anthology!

Pre-Order *N*O*W* A Darker Shade of Evil Only $1.99 While It Lasts!

Deadly demons, diabolical devils, and other creatures of the night keep you spellbound in a world of dark delights as they trifle in forbidden passions, suspense, and kick-ass battles.

It’s all right here for you in this captivating urban fantasy and paranormal romance anthology!

Brought to you by USA Today and International Bestselling Authors, these nine books are stories of sexy, alpha heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages as devils, demons, hunters and other dark delights draw you into their conquests, twisted power plays, deception, scorching heat, and yes, even love.

Pre-Order NOW for ONLY $1.99 and as a thank you receive 13 FREE Books including a Sneak Peek of A Darker Shade of Evil
More details on that coming soon!

Releasing September 24, 2019

(Available on Amazon June 26, 2019)

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind anthology.
* Heat Rating: Spicy to Erotic Romance
* No Cliffhangers
* Happily-Ever-After or Happy-For-Now

Now, about those 13 free books! We're also on tour with XPresson Virtual Book Tours starting today, so stop by, say hello and cheer us on if you can, then be sure to enter our giveaway and claim your opportunity to receive 13 FREE books in addition to the anthology for just $1.99 :-)