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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Friday, October 19, 2012


Have you ever wondered what it takes to make an Alpha Male? Is it the way he looks? His dark and stormy  eyes, the way his body moves, the way he...well, I'll leave that last part up to you. What about the way he acts? Or treats his heroine?

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.


And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger. Read on to find out a little about what I think, and of course, the prizes :-) Make sure to leave your e-mail address in comments! 


My friend, Melinda Dozier included me in a group post with several great authors, and each of us talked a bit about favorite alpha males. I'm in love with so many, it didn't occur to me to mention the names of some of my own personal alpha heroes in the post, so here goes:
 I don't want to make any of my alpha heroes jealous or angry, so indulge me while I sing their praises as well, as they embody the qualities I love in an alpha male. Sable, and Torin, from "Dark Sentinels" books one and two, and Canaan (C J) from "Alerians - Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings." These are men of few words, yet when they speak, they are intelligent, insightful, and direct. They are powerful, protective men who are not intimidated by a strong woman; in fact, they support and encourage strength in the women they love, taking whatever steps they deem necessary to help them acknowledge and fulfill their dreams. These men make me feel safe, willing to risk their lives to protect me from harm. They show me I am loved instead of wasting time with flowery lip-service.
If you love alpha males, I have three you might like to meet! You can view Sable's blurb and enjoy the trailer on the right. Torin is the fiery, volatile hero from "Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin," coming soon to Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com (find out more about him here), and my newest release, hot off the press, is Canaan, from "Alerians Dark Progeny - Jordan's Wings" with Red Rose Publishing! 



"Alerians - Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings" 

Jordan Taylor is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, but after a string of lackluster relationships, her dream of a man who truly loves and appreciates her strength seems impossible…Until she meets Canaan, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Instinctively, she knows her neat, if lackluster life is about to change.
Born more than 200 years ago, Canaan looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.When he meets Jordan, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for.  To claim her, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.



But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! Scroll to the bottom of the page for more sites :-)

Now what are those prizes?
My Prize: Free e-copy of "Alerians-Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings"
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!



I received so many comments during this fantastic hop, I decided to draw twice! Winners are Jo, and Qwillia Rain. Both winners will receive a PDF copy of "The Alerians - Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings" which can be read onscreen or loaded to a Kindle or Nook. Congratulations!


58 comments:

Dariel Raye said...

Welcome to "Musings!" I know you're trying to get to as many sites as possible, but please take a moment to join my site, glance at my books, and most of all, make sure to leave your e-mail address when you comment so you'll be eligible for all of the prizes :-)

jeanne said...

Agree that it is important not to make any of those Alphas jelouse! Great Post
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Holly Calhoun said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Melinda Dozier said...

Love your examples! Congrats on your newest release. Thanks for participating in my blog post!

laurie said...

love your examples on todays blog! fun read

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Beth Trissel said...

Congrats on a fabulous new release! And I enjoyed your post.

Jean MP said...

Great post, love your examples.
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bloodrebel333 said...

I love Alpha men, because I need someone as confident and dominant as me to have an equal relationship - I hate the feeling that my partner is less powerful than me and cannot make it without me.

My favourite Alpha male is Gabriel from Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate, because he's strong, confident and willing to fight for what he wants.

Rachel oceanrebel333 @ gmail.com

Danita Minnis said...

Love, love, love Canaan - I want him!

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for your comments! I'm hearing about some new alpha males, too. That's an added bonus. LOL (I'm laughing with Danita Minnis)!

Dariel Raye said...

Hi, Beth! My friend Beth's talented daughter Elise created my "Dark Sentinels" covers and banners. She also just created a banner for "The Alerians - Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings" on very short notice :-)

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for including me, Melinda. That was fun. Even the Beta lovers enjoyed it. Bloodrebel333, sounds like we have some things in common :-)

Qwillia Rain said...

I think the best thing about Alpha Males is that they aren't threatened by strong females.
If I went with favorite Alphas, not including the ones I write about, I'd have to pick all the Mackenzie men (and Mac) from Linda Howard's series, then there's the Doms in Cherise Sinclair's Shadowland series (especially Master Sam).
Qwillia
qwilliarain AT gmail DOT com

Bren's Stitches said...

I'm too much of an alpha whore to pick just one! xstitchdiva at att dot net

Dariel Raye said...

I know what you mean. Picking one or two and not mentioning another could cause serious relationship problems. LOL. I understand that 'cause I'm the same way - have to be the one and only one ;-)

petula said...

Ooh this is why I love blog hops I have never seen any of your books before. I'm going off to check them out now thank you

1f73f84c-50e1-11e0-8316-000bcdcb471e said...

Thanks for the hoppin fun !

~Kym
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Jo said...

What I like best about alphas are their confidence and compassion. Being hot doesn't hurt, either ;) My favorite alpha hero is Adam from Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series. Thank you for being in the hop!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

Cherie Reich said...

Fantastic examples of alpha males! They sound yummy. :)

Michelle Bledsoe said...

We must keep the Alphas happy so they keep coming back and making US happy...

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Renald said...

Go Alpha males, sexy.
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Phaedra Seabolt said...

I love alphas that are strong, loyal, determined, honest, compassionate and with something in their past that they had to overcome.

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Alicia said...

I think my favorite line of that that little blub was "They show me I am loved instead of wasting time with flowery lip-service"

I think that describes it pretty well :)

Thanks for participating in the hop!

dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

BLHmistress said...

Canaan sounds just like my type of Alpha I need to check him out :).

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Mydurango618 said...

Why I love Alpha Males is no real surprise! The perfect Alpha Male for me could be a Vampire, a Scottish Laird, an English Rogue/Gentleman, a Werewolf or Shape-shifter, or a Knight. He’s the rogue who thinks he can’t be reformed into a gentleman. He’s the rough and scarred Scottish laird that has a heart of gold. He’s the werewolf or shape-shifter that needs to heal an aching heart because it took him years to find his true mate. He’s the vampire who has waited decades for that special someone’s blood to sing to him and wake him up. And he’s the knight who can defeat the enemy with a quick swing of his sword, but can’t see the love in front of his face. My Alpha Male has eyes that can see into your soul and are as blue as the sea, or as black as a storm. He’s tall and brooding. His heart can enfold you into its grasp and make you fall in love when he gives it to you freely and completely. He is protective and passionate. In the end he is the one that makes your heart jump and butterflies fly in your stomach, and still kiss you until your legs melt!

Angelheart618@gmail.com

Ingeborg said...

Love Alpha males. Strong, passionate and protective.

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Liese2 said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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rfg72 said...

Thanks for your Alpha males!

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rfg72 said...

Thanks for your Alphas!

rfg dot wwe at gmail dot com

Jyl22075 said...

Canaan sounds like my kind of guy! I'm also going to check out Sable because I'm a big fan of shifters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jyl22075 at gmail.com

Dariel Raye said...

Wow, Mydurango618, that's a great description. Making my legs melt just reading it ;-)

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Yvette said...

Love the cover and thanks for the give-a-way.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Tamara Hoffa said...

Honor, confidence and protective nature
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Veronika said...

Thank you for the post!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Joy said...

Love alphas, thanks for the hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway I love Alpha males great blog hop!
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Kaylyn D. said...

Making an alpha jealous never ends well. lol Thanks for the giveaway.
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molly.frenzel said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for being a part of the hop.
molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

molly.frenzel said...

I don't think there's much not to like about Alpha males. What I like most about them is their confidence.

molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

I love Alpha Males because they are strong, protective, take charge and dominate! yummy!!
Ashley Applebee
ash_app@hotmail.com

Christine said...

Congratulations on your newest release. From the sound of the blurb, this is going to be a great read.
Best wishes and continued success
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Vanessa N. said...

I love alpha males. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

susanmp said...

I love alphas! Really love the covers!

awesome blog hop!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

Congrats on your new release. Thanks for participating and I look forward to reading your book.

raynekitten@gmail.com

donnas said...

Great hop!

Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Molly said...

Jack Gordon from Liz Crowe's REALTOR series rocks!

Alpha males are the best….strong, independent, fiercely protective, but on the inside they are nothing but a big ol’ teddy bear! I love the way their mouths talk filthy, but their eyes portray their sensitive sweet. They can be rough and tough in the bedroom, but still have the gentle caress of an attentive and protective lover. It's all in the heart.....alpha males are the best!

Thanks for participating in the hop!

molly at reviewsbymolly dot com

Barbara B. said...

Love your post! Thanks for being part of this fun hop.

Barbara
bbsbooknook@aol.com

scott wilcox said...

Congratulations on your upcoming new release. I love your point about alpha men loving strong women and encouraging them to be their best. I feel in this day in age, with so many strong women, that the stereotypical alpha male from the past is no longer acceptable!
Thanks so much for being a part of this blog hop.
Best Wishes,
Marlena
charmedoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa said...

Thanks for being part of the hop

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J. Lenni Dorner said...

My favorite Alpha Male is Xavier (from my Existence series). I am also quite partial to Dr. Gregory House (of the tv show House M.D.), Sheriff Carter (of the tv show Eureka), and Chief (from "The Laughing Man" in JD Salinger's Nine Stories).
j.lennidorner AT facebook DOT com

Beckey said...

Love the examples
Thanks for sharing the great post and being a part of the hop

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Miriam Whitewolf said...

thanks for joining the hop! this was a very fun read!!!
miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Can't wait intel i get a chance to read some of your work :)
Thanks for the great stop on the hop!
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Mel Bourn said...

I love my alpha man to be Dominant yet have a sense of humor. He is loyal, protective, and isn’t afraid to enjoy the small things in life.
mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Misha said...

Thank you for being part of the hop and your lovely post! it's really great to see the types of questions that go into the making of wonderful books and alphas. :)

MostlyMisha[at]gmail[dot]com

Shadow said...

I love alpha heros. So hot! :) I love how dominant, possessive, loyal and protective they are. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! This is so much fun!
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Dariel Raye said...

Thank you so much for your comments! Comments are still welcome, but the drawing for the winner of a free copy of "The Alerians - Dark Progeny: Jordan's Wings" will commence in 10 minutes. I'll post the results on twitter, facebook, and comments here, of course :-)