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, December 14, 2012

Dariel's Stop: Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop


Hi, Wonderful Readers, and welcome to my stop on the Holiday Gifts of Love Hop! As you're rushing around preparing those last minute details for the holidays, I'll make this short and sweet. When I think about the holidays, I think about the meaning of unique, special gifts. Nothing makes me feel more loved and appreciated than my sweetheart attending my performance or a musical I've written just because I'm involved, or buying me tickets to a function just because he knows I love it. The support is an aphrodisiac. When he reads scenes in my novels just to understand me better and figure out what I want, he has my heart forever. What makes you feel loved? What special, unique gifts mean the most to you?

During this hop, you can get 2 of my books for the price of one! Purchase a copy of "The Alerians - Dark Progeny : Jordan's Wings," and message me on Facebook with proof of purchase. I'll send you a free PDF copy of "Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable!"  BTW, for a free Microsoft e-reader to make reading "Jordan's Wings" easier, click here :-)


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.




Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6'5" baby blue-eyed surprise.
Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must lea
rn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.






Now what are those prizes?
Prize for My Site: Bath and Body works Gift Card
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $200 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!




This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Lisa Rayns and Krysta Banco! Each won a $15 gift card to Bath and Body Works :-)



44 comments:

Mydurango618 said...

One of my favorite Christmas Romance Books is The Untamable Rogue by Annette Blair! The story is about Ashford Blackburne Fifth Earl and he has to get married and get his willing bride pregnant before Christmas or his grandfather won’t let him inherit his money. Ash truly needs to inherit the money because his late father squandered it all away and he is taking care of his mother. After getting stood up at the alter, again, Ash and his friends go to the local pub where the owner plays a drunken Ash in a card game…his consolation prize is the pubs daughter Larkin, who he wants to get ride of. Ash has to learn to forgive…Larkin has to learn how to trust…can two completely different people find love together. This is a cute, extremely funny, romantic story with a surprise Christmas ending!

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KimberlyFDR said...

Thanks for doing the hop! I can't believe Christmas is soon soon.

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Eva said...

Yay, thank you so much!

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laurie said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway!Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

Rafflecopter Name: Dawna Newman

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Dariel Raye said...

Wishing everyone good fortune. amd a blessed Christmas :-D

Beckey said...

Happy Holidays
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Danita Minnis said...

What makes me feel loved? A red velvet cupcake for two :)
Merry Christmas, Dariel!

Dariel Raye said...

Hey, Danita! Thanks for stopping by :-D I'm so sorry this day had to be tinged with such tragedy in Connecticut. My prayers are with the families.

heatherthurmeier said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. Your books look great! hthurmeier @ gmail . com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for participating in the hop! I entered on the rafflecopter as Stacey Brucale.

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Veronika said...

Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Lasha said...

Great prize. :)

Thank you for the hop.

Happy Holidays,

Lasha
mslasha at gmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

Thanks for the great giveaway Merry Christmas
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Mary Frances Roya said...

What makes me feel loved? Oh, that's easy. Hugs, hubby telling he loves me. Being interested in what I'm doing and wanting to be with me. A special, unique gift(s)that means the most to me, a letter a love written to me by my hubby on our 21st wedding anniversary. Great blog! Thanks! Mary Roya roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

Dariel Raye said...

Hi, Mary, and thank you for sharing what makes you feel loved. Sounds like we have some things in common. Sometimes it's the things that don't cost anything that mean the most :-)

Jeanette Platt said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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Holly Underhill said...

Hello, thanks for the giveaway!

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magic5905 said...

Thanks for the great hop.
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K. April Holgate said...

Happy Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great giveaway!
My fav gift ever was my Cabbage Patch Doll when I was 10!
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kimberly holgate said...

thanks for the giveaway
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scott wilcox said...

Great deal on your books. Too bad the boyfriend has grounded me from purchasing anymore this month. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday I may or may not (subject to debate in my mind!) have went a bit overboard. :)

Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway and being a part of this great hop!

Merry Christmas,
Marlena
charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liese2 said...

Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!
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Isabelle Werneck said...

My unique gifts are the ones that my kids make at school. :)

Happy Holidays!
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Aly said...

Thanks for the giveaway

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Solera Winters said...

Your story sounds good. I'm finding a lot of new authors during the blog hop. :) Merry Christmas!

Shar Simms said...

Happy Holidays! Great giveaway!

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Mer said...

How sweet! I think the best gifts are surprises and ones that show the giver was really thinking of you. Maybe it's a new item for a hobby, a favorite food, or a book they think you'd enjoy. It always makes me feel loved to get a personal gift.

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Krista B. said...

Thanks for participating in the hop!

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Krysykat said...

Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win!

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Kym said...

I dont understand why the rafflecopter says the swap is over..it says it is till the 17th, so I thought we had till midnight to enter ?? Im disappointed.

Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dariel Raye said...

Kym, thanks for notifying me something had gone wrong. Entries will be accepted until 7p.m. EST, and 2 winners will be chosen because of the mix-up.

Dariel Raye said...

Hi, Isabelle and Mer. I so agree. Personal gifts that prove the giver was thinking specifically of you mean so much. My daughter is very creative, and I have everything she made me in school, including recordings of her voice :-)

cdescoteauxwrites said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

~Charley
c.descoteauxwrites [at] gmail.com

Shadow said...

What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
Pst...The rafflecopter isnt working. :)
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Amy said...

Happy Holidays!
ajcraig77@comcast.net
my unqiue gifts are made by the kids!
Happy Holidays!
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LisaRayns said...

The books look great. I'm spending this holiday season with my family and hoping to win so I can read more romances. I don't have an ereader. Happy Holidays! lisarayns at gmail dot com

Carla said...

My favorite thing about this season is cookies; I love making and eating them. Everyone is so willing to share.
planterofhope at aol dot com

Tonda said...

It's the little things that matter most!
smoofrog at gmail dot com

Z said...

I don't have any shopping to do. yay.
Thanks for the hop.
Z
Seawitchreviews at yahoo dot com

Dariel Raye said...

Winners have been chosen for this giveaway! Congratulations to Lisa Rayns and Krysta Banco. You've each won a $15 gift card to Bath and Body Works. Two winners were chosen to make up for my mistake with Rafflecopter.

Cherie Reich said...

Happy Holidays!

Dariel Raye said...

Hi, Cherie! Happy Holidays to you, too :-)