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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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dariel's Book Talk Wednesday With Sherri Dub


My featured guest today is author, Sherri Dub! Take a few moments to learn a little more about her, and help me give her a warm welcome by leaving a comment with your email address to enter her giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of her first novel :-) 

Goddess Cottage 
Sierra Kastian has been raised by her mother in Silver Dust, Nevada. She was told from birth that she has no other living relatives. Her childhood memories consist of hours spent in casino lobbies, while her mother invested every dime she had into psychic gambling. Though her mother's talents often supplied her the jackpots she sought, she'd always put the majority of the money right back into the machines. While Sierra doesn't hesitate to confirm her mother's magical feats, she's always kept her own abilities to herself.
She longs for a normal life, without the confusion her extra-sensory powers cause. 
Today, on the verge of turning thirty and co-owning a coffee shop with her best friend, a hot stranger walks into the cafe and hands her an envelope that will change her life forever. In it, there is a letter from an estranged woman claiming to be her dying aunt and a tarot card entitled, The Fool. If that isn't bad enough, she is asked to accompany the handsome messenger to an undisclosed destination.
Hayden Wells isn't too happy to have to travel from Hailey, Alaska to an over-crowded part of Nevada to fetch the long, lost daughter of the Ivory witches coven. But, he doesn't have a choice if he wants to continue to live. Being a werewolf has its' perks, but being left unmated, isn't one of them. He must convince Sierra Kastian that she has an aunt and a destiny that she cannot escape, or his pack will have no future and her family's legacy and powers will be lost.
Sierra's best friend convinces her to take the journey, but it will be up to her to accept her powers and her place in a delicate balance of nature and magic, all hidden from the outside world in the Alaskan wilderness.


About Sherri Dub
Ten years ago, if you asked me what I'd be doing in the year 2013, my answer would've been something like:  "I'll be applying for excavation permits, working in the field with Alaskan Native tribes and organizing archaeological collections in a museum." 
However, I'd have been dead wrong.
After graduating from Anchorage University, working 10 weeks in the field and 4 years in college collections...it wasn't what my heart wanted.  I was a writer, with aspirations to become something more than just another Author. 
After living in Alaska for nearly 18 years, raising a son and being a member of RWA since 1997~I chose to re-evaluate my life goals in 2011.  And, I've never looked back. 
I wrote three paranormal romances in the span of a year.  I published them all in Ebook format, with the exception of the first one being put into print.   I created my own website, joined Twitter and Goodreads.  Then, I socially put myself out there doing contests, Author Spotlight visits and even a radio spot.  I'm proud of my books and I'm always looking for feedback, as my personal writing journey continues.
GODDESS COTTAGE         http://amzn.com/B004YX9RYE 
THE WITCH BALL              http://amzn.com/B005GL8VUO
THRESHOLD OF BONES   http://amzn.com/B007T1I28K 
Meanwhile, my husband and I agreed to follow our biggest dream~Hawaii.  Why not?  Our son was grown, married and living in another state in the USAF.  We had nothing to tie us to any particular place.  We felt like adventurous gypsies.
April 2012~we packed up our stuff and moved to the Big Island.  When we arrived, I enrolled in massage school and found a wonderful space to rent for an office/massage parlour/retail store.  You see, I had a vision.  I wanted to have the first Steampunk "themed" massage parlour and retail store in the state of Hawaii.  But, I also wanted to be sure I had a nice place to write, in my down time. 
So, I've completed Massage school and Lomi Lomi class.  Next month, I'll have completed all my clinical hours of massage and in a few more months, I will test for my state license.  Then, I'll be opening my dream shoppe: The Clockwork Masseuse.  It'll be the first Steampunk massage parlour and retail store in the state of Hawaii.  Seriously, you should see the clothing, jewelry and cosplay items I have purchased for resale.  They are absolutely the stuff that Jules Verne's dreams were made of.
Which brings me full circle to what I've been up to in my writing career.
I'm switching genres.  My current WIP is a YA Steampunk Romance trilogy.  I fell in love with Steampunk, as a cult movement, years ago.  However, it took me a bit of time to decide how I wanted to express myself.  For me, writing is the biggest part of my life that belongs solely to me.  I will never stop writing.  I do want to continue in the paranormal romance genre, too.  But for now, I am all about Steampunk.
I keep my RWA and FF&P dues paid up, read most of the new authors in both genres and I love to connect with other writers and readers.  I appreciate all the reviews that my writing has been getting over the past years.  But, I want to push on and strike out in another genre.  I hope that my visit to this website,  thanks to the lovely Dariel, will entice a few new readers to sample my books and peruse my website.
I'll be giving away a signed copy of my first novel to a lucky reader that comments on my visit here or my personal challenge.  Let me hear what your craziest dream would be, if you could do anything you wanted in the world with the rest of  your life.
Mahalo~
Sherri A. Dub

Don't forget to do three things:
1. Enter Sherri's giveaway 
2. Make sure to come back and see me tomorrow for the release of "Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin!"
3. Join our new release party for even more books, prizes, and giveaways!

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