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, May 1, 2013

Welcome to The Romance Troupe Beltane Blitz: Day One



In celebration of Beltane, I started writing a short story about the holiday. I'll post three excerpts from it, one for each day of the Blitz. It's still a work in progress so even the beginning will change some, but I hope you enjoy it! Remember to comment with your email address to enter the giveaway, and follow the handy Rafflecopter directions :-) 

Back to the story - here's part one...
Don't worry, if you don't have time to read right now, just skip down to the Rafflecopter and hop back over another time for the story. My Troupe mates' site links are at the bottom of the post.



Ashanti’s Becoming
Laios rose from the bed with a growl. He’d sent every female seeking his attention away from his quarters hours ago, his reputation surely in tatters. Son of the great Dagon seldom spent his nights alone, but he had no interest in them, no taste for them. After countless visits to the healer, he still had no answers to explain his sudden lack of desire for female company.
Until recently, he’d enjoyed nothing more than a good soft woman beneath him, around him, and sitting atop him, free to explore sexual pleasure without consequence. The pall of infertility blanketed the village, the last babe born nearly ten years ago, just before Laios’s mother, Ishara, goddess of the scorpio moon turned against Dagon after he betrayed her, siring Ganton on a human woman.
A timid knock drew his attention.
“Enter,” he bellowed.
One of the servant girls flitted into his quarters. Her gaze darted around the room, landing on everything except his naked body. Just as well. Less than a fortnight had passed since he could have satisfied a bevy of maidens overnight and risen just in time to tumble the servant girl as well, bringing a blush to her rosy cheeks if he’d chosen to.
Unlike many gods, Laios refrained from sexual relations with servants, but at least his cock used to respond to a maiden’s presence. No more. He glanced down at his flaccid member. No reaction whatsoever. What kind of god am I? Unable to sustain an erection?
Let me know what you think about the story so far, and don't forget to leave your email address with your comment to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway :-)


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7 comments:

spaghettify said...

Such fun! I'm looking forward to reading the rest!

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kittyb78 said...

Hello Dariel. Sounds like another award winning book on your hands. :)
Thanks for the contest.
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Dariel Raye said...

Thank you for stopping by! This one's a little different for me - not dark like my other paranormals. Figured I'd keep it light for Beltane :-)

Ashley Rogers said...

Thank you! This is really awesome! I am excited to join in!

Ashley Rogers twnkeez@hotmail.com

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks, Ashley! Happy to have you join us :-) Hope you can tune in for the scavenger hunts this evening :-D

Jeanette Platt said...

This sounds like a great book... Makes me wonder who he pissed off or met that makes him not desire other women. :)Going on my tbr list

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Nikki said...

The book sounds wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!

GFC Nikki
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