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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Monday, December 31, 2012



Happy New Year! I'll keep this short and sweet and show you my books so you can get to the prizes ;-) Please take a minute and tell me your favorite thing about 2012. Make sure to leave your e-mail address.

In 2012, I released the first books in two paranormal romance series: "Dark Sentinels," and "The Alerians - Dark Progeny." "Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin" is with my editor as we speak, soon to be released, and "The Alerians - Dark Progeny: Gideon's Light" is in the works!

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 her 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 of his own. To claim Jordan as his own, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.

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 learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.
And away we go...


It's another year over! Can you believe it? Well we authors, readers, and bloggers sure can't. And to celebrate the New Year with bang, we're going crazy and sending out so many prizes, fun parties, experiences, and other goodies, that it's a bit scary. Each author has a favorite New Year memory, book, idea, or way to party and we're going to show you! Can't wait to see you January 1st - 6th!

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.

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!

Now what are those prizes?
Prize from this site: $20 gift certificate to Eve's Garden
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $300 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 has ended. A winner will be chosen shortly. Thank you for participating :-)
...and the winner is...Nikki.t.23! Congratulations!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

65 comments:

Dariel Raye said...

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone the best of luck along the hop. Don't forget to tell me your favorite thing about 2012 :-)

Mary Kirkland said...

Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and Happy New Year. I found out I'm gonna be a grandma in January..that was my favorite thing.

miztik_rose@yahoo.com

Regina Ross said...

The best thing about 2012 was my sister finally having her first child :)

reginamayross@gmail.com

Danita Minnis said...

Happy New Year, Dariel!

Hope this is your best one yet :)

susanmp said...

Happy New Year. My resolution is to lose more weight. I have lost 63 lbs so far and have 50 lbs more to go.

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Kassandra said...

Starting back to school!

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

Michel King said...

Getting my house listed and showing it twice! I am so excited to move!

Michel_Lee_King@yahoo.com

Tea said...

A new lovely cat.
Happy New Year!
t.abule (a) yahoo (dot) com

vicjbr said...

I got to visit NY NY times square
HNY
mrsbrinius@comcast.net

Jo said...

The best thing about 2012 was our family vacation on Hornby Island.

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

laurie said...

Thanks for the great hop.Happy New Year!

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Shannon said...

My favorite thing in 2012 was everyone being here for Christmas.

Shana7426@aol.com

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the great hop.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Elie said...

2012...moved to a nice home. Hoping for a fabulous 2013.

Thanks for the fun and have a great 2013!
zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

Dariel Raye said...

Wow! Exciting news, Mary Kirkland :-) Your first?

Dariel Raye said...

Hi, Regina. There's something very special about a sister's child, isnt' there? Feels just like your own :-)

kipha said...

Thanks so much for a great beginning to a New Year.
i went to California for a concert, read lots of great books, is almost finish with college...made it 2013..

kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mel Bourn said...

My best thing is that my kids have found their niche. One plays hockey, the other soccer. We stay busy.
Mel
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Dariel Raye said...

Susanmp, you're my heroine! You go, girl :-) Losing weight is one of the most challenging accomplishments in life. If you can lose weight and keep it off, I believe you can do anything.

Dariel Raye said...

Kassandra, Michel, and Tea, congrats on your "life improvements" ;-D

Dariel Raye said...

Vicjbr hope you enjoyed NY. Most of my family is there. Fascinating city :-)

Dariel Raye said...

Jo, where's Horny Island? I love interesting places.

Nadene Reynolds said...

The best thing about 2012 for me is finally getting job promotion that I had been patiently waiting for.
nachre96@yahoo.com

BLHmistress said...

Getting back together with my DH is the best thing to happen in years.

rafflecopter name:Dawna Newman

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

Thanks for the chance :) Hoping for better financial stability for all and peace!

Last year was rough but I did meet great new friends so that counts for something.

Have a great year.

Mydurango618 said...

My family is the best part of 2012. Happy Nw Year and thank you for sharing your love and your soul with us in your books!

angelheart618@gmail.com

Jeanette Platt said...

Actually had my 10 year high school reunion this past summer was nice went with my best friend... i hadn't been home in about 4 years so kinda nice to see people and say hi. Funny how some people stay the same and how people change and memories come back just by having a beer and good talks.

j.m.platt83@gmail.com

Diane said...

Having my friends and family around me.

diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

strawberryrose said...

My favorite thing in2012 was having my sister visit from Wyoming. It had been almost 4 years. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Judy
strawberryrose@earthlink.net

Readsalot81 said...
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Readsalot81 said...

A really nice thing about 2012 was seeing a relative I hadn't seen in a few years. My aunt is such a lovely person and I'm bummed she lives on the opposite coast. She came for a visit this summer and it was great fun :)

forgot my email in the deleted comment.

readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot)com

Ronda Tutt said...

My favorite thing in 2012 was I celebrated my 15 year anniversary of marriage. After 15 years of marriage I am still madly in love with my husband (best friend).

Happy New Year

mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

Drea Becraft said...

Happy New Year!

~*Drea*~
dreabecraft(@)aol.com

K. April Holgate said...

In 2012 I discovered the joys of blog hopping!! I have tripled my TBR list and found so many new authors to stalk...I mean follow!

grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

nikki.t.23 said...

Happy New Year! One of the best things about 2012 was that I got a new car!

nikki.t.23@gmail.com

Isabelle Werneck said...

I joined goodreads and a new world of authors and books were presented to me. :)

Happy 2013!
morebooksthanlivros@gmail.com

Mimi Smith said...

My fav was surviving the end of the world ;)

Happy New Year!

anasmithblue@gmail.com

Ingeborg said...

Happy New Year!

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Cassandra said...

One of my favorite things of 2012 was the new additions to my family :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

The best thing that happened in 2012 was the birth of a friend's son. He was very premature but a very strong, determined little boy. He is a true miracle.
Happy New Year
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Jbst said...

Thanks for being part of the Hop! Learning how great e Books are and getting a Kindle.

strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

Twilight Shopping Blog said...

Thanks for the hop and Happy New Year!
movie1997 at live dot it

Missie1 said...

One of my favorite things of 2012 was getting the news that my daughters pacemaker is doing its job, and she is finally back to being a normal kid/teenager. She started out with a fast heartbeat(tackycardia) from out of the blue when she was 10 & ended up with a pacemaker when she was 11. I had to quit working & stay at home and now she's 15. The news makes me sooo happy & I get to go back to work. YAY & thank God.
Happy New Year & Big Hugs
Thanks for the blog hop & giveaway :D
Missie Jones
missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

J. Lenni Dorner said...

My favorite thing about 2012 was that I made some great new friends and got a big start on my second book!

j.lennidorner@facebook.com

Happy New Year! I hope you have a great one. Thanks for taking part in the hop. Please visit my site: what-are-they.com

Penumbra said...

I don't have a favorite think about 2012, it wasn't that great a year actually. But I suppose finding Goodreads and more books to read :)

penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

Dita Škarste said...

My favourite thing in 2012 was getting my Bachelor`s Degree!

Thanks!

dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

My favorite memory was getting to be with my grandmother as she passed. I cherish the fact that I was with her as she transitioned into her next path.
planterofhope at aol dot com

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My goal for 2013 is to be more active. I didn't follow through on my 2012's.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

My favorite thing was going to NOLA for vacation.

Happy New Year!

Sue
sue_holston@hotmail.com

Mary Doherty said...

Spending time with my grandchildren is my favorite memories of 2012.
gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com

donnas said...

Happy New Year!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Toni Porter said...

One of my favorite moments was winning cash from my local TV station's pumpkin carving contest.

tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

Sherry Johnson said...

Happy New Year,thanks for the chance to win.

dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

Veronika said...

Happy New Year to you!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

myboo63 said...

thanks for the hop
myboo63@hotmail.com

Stacey said...

Happy New Year

Best thing of 2012 is my mom beating cancer

staceyprice(at)gmail(dot)com

Liese2 said...

My oldest daughter graduated magna cum laude from college!
Thanks for the chance and Happy New Year!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

jen said...

happy 2013!
https://twitter.com/sprinklecrinkle/status/287760101757054976

Shadow said...

Hi! Happy New Years! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

I started finding healthier recipes in 2012 and hope to do even better this year.
Happy New Year!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway and fun blog hop!
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
Latisha D
tishajean@ charter.net

michedt said...

One of my favorite things about 2012 was finally getting to move to CO. I love it here.
Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop. Hope you have an awesome 2013!
michelletucker at baconnation dot net

Mer said...

I read lots of great books in 2012!

Happy new year!

dancingcelt at gmail dot com

Ruth Reynolds said...

2012 was a really rough year not much good. Happy new years. Thank you angel0319@hotmail.com

Renald said...

2012, I liked that many of my friends called to say Hello.
r.d1@myfairpoint.net