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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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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book Talk Wednesdays Kick-Off!

My first featured artists for Book Talk Wednesdays are (alphabetically) Jennifer James, with upcoming release, "Love Kinection," Katie Jennings, with the paranormal "Dryad Quartet" series, "Breath of Air" and "Firefight in Darkness," Deanna Jewel with a teaser from one of her hot love scenes in "Never Surrender," and Doris O'Connor from Evernight Publishing with "The Last of His Kind," scheduled to be released June 12th! Click on the authors' names to learn more about them, and I placed links uderneath each cover for more info as well. Each of these authors has created a great read, so check them out and please leave comments. Have fun!



Jennifer James
http://www.authorjenniferjames.com/

Love, romance, hearts, flowers, cupid…. Rubbish.

Abby Fine still hasn’t gotten over the pain of a year-old betrayal and plans to spend this Valentine’s Day drowning her sorrows with a ménage of men named Ben, Jerry, and Riesling. 

Her plans are diverted when she drops and breaks her new iPhone and gives in to a momentary hormone surge, agreeing to let office hottie and tech god Tom Walker squirm his way into her condo to fix it.  

Tom shows up with his Xbox, spicy Chinese food, and a habit of stealing kisses every time she lets her guard down.
Can a weekend of laughter, video games, and movies change Abby’s opinion of stupid Cupid?


The Dryad Quartet is a contemporary fantasy series revolving around the fictional land of Euphora, where beings inspired by Greek mythology exist to preserve the balance of nature and human life, and to protect the living from the evil residing in the Underworld. Take a journey into a world where Mother Earth and Father Sky exist, secretly hidden from human awareness, and yet crucial to the creation and stability of our world. They are joined by those who control the elements, the Dryads, as well as the Fates, Muses, and Furies, all of whom play an integral role in preserving Earth and guarding those who inhabit it.

Breath of Air:

  http://www.amazon.com/Breath-Air-Dryad-Quartet-ebook/dp/B007SYSFB2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338816057&sr=8-1
Her name was Capri, and she was Air.
She was born with a gift she didn’t understand. A gift so strange, so remarkable that she had kept it secret for as long as she could remember, despising that it made her different when all she wanted was to be normal, to belong. As an orphan, belonging to someone, anyone, would have been an incredible blessing, one she would have given up all that she had just to get a taste of.
But the truth was that she didn’t belong in the orphanage in Virginia, or even in the United States. In fact, she didn’t belong with human beings at all. Because she wasn’t one of them, not really. She was something much more extraordinary.
She could shift the direction of the wind, create billowing clouds out of nothing, and charm birds into dancing on her open palm. She belonged to an elite group of beings, responsible for preserving the balance of nature and the safety of Earth from an underworld that deserved to be feared, and needed to be controlled. And after years of being lost, she had at last been found, and now the truth of how she had ended up so far from home was becoming horribly clear to her.
But there’s someone who doesn’t want her to return; someone who knows Capri was the only witness to an act of heinous treason and violent murder. And when she begins to search her memories for details of the night she was taken from her home, details that will implicate a killer, she finds herself the unwary target of an otherworldly dark force intent on silencing her by any means possible.
Firefight in Darkness:
http://www.amazon.com/Firefight-Darkness-Dryad-Quartet-ebook/dp/B008223JSS/ref=pd_cp_kstore_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
Book two of the Dryad Quartet.
Her name was Blythe, and she was Fire.
She fought for what she believed in, and wouldn’t hesitate to unleash the fire in her blood on anyone who threatened those she loved.
But when an alarming truth is revealed regarding the one man she’s both hated and longed for her entire life, she finds herself in an awkward position of both acceptance and denial. But whichever way she looked at it, she was reminded that there was an evil out there gunning for her and her family, and she would stop at nothing to destroy him, even if it meant sacrificing everything she had and everything she was.
Fortunately for her, she had help. But even with the companionship of a skilled and lethal bounty hunter, Blythe couldn’t escape more of the truth, no matter how hard it was to swallow.
Because the evil she’s fighting has a story to tell, and she’d be a damn fool not to listen.
http://www.amazon.com/Never-Surrender-ebook/dp/B004UVPJX8/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1338879519&sr=1-3
Never Surrender:


A half-breed warrior has entered into Kate’s dream, in search of her as his soul mate and doesn’t let her rest until she is reunited in time with her true lover from a past life.

Is it possible for souls to travel through time and reunite more than one hundred years later? Does the soul continually search until somehow, it finds the one true soul mate even through time? Anything is possible when one believes in soul reincarnation. A half-breed warrior has entered into Kate’s dream, in search of her as his soul mate and doesn’t let her rest until she is reunited in time with her true lover from a past life. Kate and Taima endure personality clashes, jealousy and shape shifters before they understand what the Great Spirit has planned for them.

Kate’s faint moans radiated a passionate message to every muscle in Taima’s taut body. Just knowing his gentle caress or tender kiss could cause such a reaction within her made his heart swell with a feeling he thought had died years ago. Yet those feelings made themselves known as he moved to lay atop Kate, careful to brace most of his weight on his elbows. He molded her soft curves to the contours of his body.

http://www.evernightpublishing.com/
What do you do when you stumble upon a naked, injured Adonis on your morning jog? You take him home and nurse him back to health of course. If that involves the hottest sex a girl ever had, then so much the better, right?




Penelope Jefferson has returned to her childhood vacation spot at Loch Ness for peace, solitude, and inspiration. When she stumbles upon Doric she is floored by her body's instantaneous reaction to the clit clenching stranger who washed up from the Loch.
Doric is the last of his kind. Cursed into the Loch by a witches spell he needs acceptance from the very species he detests. When his little human is abducted after their night of bliss, will it spell the end for them both, or will they get to live the fairy tale?



9 comments:

Dariel Raye said...

Welcome to Book Talk Wednesday Kick-Off! Take a look. I'm sure you'll find something you like :-)

Katie Jennings said...

Thanks for posting the Quartet, Dariel! The other books look interesting too :) What a great idea!

Deanna Jewel said...

Dariel, Thank you so much for postin Never Surrender and including us in your post today!

Readers, thank you for stopping by. Pls feel free to visit my sites and find out more about my books and what I write.

Dariel Raye said...

Happy to have you here, Ladies! Congratulations on your great books! They've all found a new home on my Kindle - now THAT was the great idea for book addicts like us :-)

Doris O'connor said...

Bit late to the party, but thanks for having me here. Love the look of the look of the other books too :-)

Doris O'connor said...

Oh deary me, I know my grammar, honestly! Love the look of the other books too, that should say, lol.

*heads off in search of more coffee*

Dariel Raye said...

Hi Doris! So glad to have you all visit. I think we had a great selection yesterday. Wishing you all many, many sales and more prolific writing :-)

Jennifer James said...

Wow, how cool to be featured with these other great writers! Thanks Dariel!

Dariel Raye said...

You're very welcome, Jennifer! You're pretty great yourself :-)