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 21, 2012

Dariel's Stop on The Great Big Book Tour!

Author Rebecca Grant "tagged" me for the "Next Big Thing" blog hop! Leave me a comment with your e-mail address for a chance to win "Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable" and get caught up by reading the beginning of this series :-)

What is the working title of your next book? Working on two: “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” and “The Alerians – Dark Progeny: Gideon’s Light” (book two). Not sure which I’ll finish first.

Where did the idea come from for the book? The “Dark Sentinels” series is inspired by my deep love and respect for animals as well as the desire to champion them, and “The Alerians – Dark Progeny” series is inspired by the Biblical Nephilim, believed by some to be the descendants of angels who took male forms to mate with human women.

What genre does your book fall under? Dark paranormal romance/multicultural

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Christopher Gorham (in one of his darker roles) & Kerry Washington as Torin & Steph in “Dark Sentinels” and Chris Hemsworth & Meagan Goode as Gideon & Iris in “The Alerians – Dark Progeny”

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? “Will a sentinel wolf-shifter with questionable people skills be trapped by his own instincts when he uses his preternatural abilities to save the life of a cute, but uppity human lawyer?” – “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” and “A descendant of the cursed Nephilim questions every law of his brothers when he is forced to rely on the blood of a nerdy, inquisitive astrophysicist to survive.” – “The Alerians – Dark Progeny: Gideon’s Light”
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? “Dark Sentinels” will be self-published, and “The Alerians – Dark Progeny” series is with Red Rose Publishing

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?3-4mos.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? If you enjoy shifters and angels/fallen angels, I think you’ll like them.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? Endangered species inspired me to write about beings specifically designed to protect them, and my fascination with God’s angels and forgiveness inspired the Nephilim series.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Imagine a world where males outnumber females 500 to 1, and women are automatically viewed as royalty – “The Alerians – Dark Progeny” and fall in love with super-shifters created by Mother Nature for the sole purpose of protecting endangered wolves, the natural guardians of nature. 

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