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, July 31, 2013

Creative Minds At Work: "Untameable Heat" Bash Inspired Entertainment

Last night Becca of Becca Anne's Book Reviews hosted "Untameable Heat's" last party for right now, and one of the games Becca created was for or party guests to write paragraphs with the words KADEN, UNTAMEABLE, LILITH, FREEDOM, and BASH. Some of the responses were so entertaining I had to share them with you :-) Now, on Thursday we were hosted by Ravenz Reviews, and sadly, that was my first time playing Mad Libs. I know. What a deprived childhood. I still caught on fast enough to roll around laughing at the blurbs our guests came up with. LOL I'll post those another day because they deserve a page all to themselves. Anyway, enjoy, and feel free to comment...

Creative Paragraphs with Becca Anne
  • Andrew T. Kuligowski She was in HEAT ... the raven haired, winged demon LILITH was like an UNTAMEABLE beast!! I'd never had such a lover. And I never would, for as I was reaching the point of no return, the jealous KADEN snuck up upon us and BASHed me in the noggin. ... and that, officer, is why I'm laying naked in this public fountain - I swear!!
  • Rachel De Armond Grossman Kaden tried his hardest to reach the heart of the untameable Lilith. He could feel his frustration rising, sometimes he wished he could just bash his fist through a wall. He could feel the heat coming off of her, taunting him.
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  • Tanya Conaway I have had so much fun hanging out with Dariel Raye kathryn edgar at these partys. I can't wait to get my hands on Kaden and rub truffles all over him maybe Lillith will be a little jealous. But the Untameable heat bash will be worth all her jealousy as long as Kaden will be my date!
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  • Sara Kinsella Kaden had better be real careful or the untameable Lilith just might bash his head in in the heat of the moment...
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  • Dariel Raye LOL! I love these creative minds 
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  • Becca Anne's Book Reviews Loving all these comments 
  • Catrina Barton The untamable Kaden bashed his head against the wall to keep from giving to the lure of Lillith's heat.
  • Becca Anne's Book Reviews 6 minutes left and then i will visit randy.org for the winner
  • Lindy Spencer Kaden was untameable, Lility thought. The heat radiating from his general direction was insane. The bachelor bash wasn't doing anything for her, yet she was so glad she'd come; she'd never have seen Kaden otherwise. Her pulse skipped a beat while her heart hammered an escape hatch out of her chest when he looked at her; those eyes... oh, wow, those eyes......
  • Lindy Spencer Lilty... jeez... should read Lillith! WTH... my fingers went crazy!
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Dariel's CBLS Feature: "Blood Craving" by Gabrielle Bisset - "Sons of Navarus #5"

Join me in welcoming one of my Sister Troupers here today, Gabrielle Bisset, with her latest release, "Blood Craving," book #5 in the "Sons of Navarus Series." The tour schedule link is at the bottom of the page.

Blood Craving (Sons of Navarus #5)
by Gabrielle Bisset
Erotic Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Copper Key Media
Release Date: Winter 2013
Heat Level: Sizzling
Word Count/Length: TBA

I am everything you hunger for. I am vampire.

For Sion, reason and logic are his only solace. Since becoming vampire in the 1940s, he has shunned feelings, morphing into a being more machine than man. As a Son, he keeps his distance from the others, allowing only one soul in the world to stir his icy heart.

A vampire turned in ancient Greece, Kali is the only hope the Sons and the Order of Macaria have to decipher the prophecy now that Thane is gone. But her past hides a dark secret that has finally caught up with her. Demons she only barely controlled now threaten her very life and the safety of all dear to her.

The one vampire who can help her knows nothing of how to reach another's heart, but without him, they both may be lost.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

About the Author:

Gabrielle Bisset's first book was published in June 2011, and since then she's been busy writing the bestselling 'Sons of Navarus' series. The series includes the following books: Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1), Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2), Longing (A Sons of Navarus Short Story), Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3), The Deepest Cut (A Sons of Navarus Short Story) and Blood Prophecy (Sons of Navarus #4). When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies. She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of pets. Readers can contact her at gabriellebisset@gmail.com.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Dariel's Feature: "Shifting Hearts" by Jinni James #RomTrp

(Re-release of The Wolfs Maine)
Avalon felt like her life was set on repeat. Every new day was just like the one before until Avalon's friends talk her into venturing out and leaving her dead end relationship behind. Little did she know that she would meet her soul mate face to face and that he would ignite a desire in her that she never knew existed.

John had been watching over Avalon ever since her parents died when she was three but she had no clue. She had only been talking to him online for a year. She slowly learns that there is a whole world and a whole story she had not known about involving every one she knows and cares for.

Her boyfriend Nicholas is not the man she thought him to be, if he is a man at all and John seems to be more than he lets on as well.

Avalon soon discovers the hidden truths but can she handle it? With Nicholas seeking vengeance can John and her friends help her?

"Nicholas! Have you lost your mind?!" He walked over to stand in front of me.
 "Why of course not Ava. Isn't that what you let him call you?"
 My heart was beating out of my chest.
"What are you talking about?"
"Why the man you are seeing. You let him call you Ava right?
"You can't keep things from me Avalon. I know it all."
I had no clue what to say, none at all. Do I confess or lie? I might as well confess since he seems to know or is he just playing me to get answers? What do I do?
"What are you thinking about now? What to tell me? How to tell me you’re seeing someone else and want to leave me, that you know damn well I won't let you do? Want to tell me that is who you were with all day today when you should have been at home?" All I could do was stutter.
"Who? What? How?" His hand was reaching up and wrapping around my throat as he got closer to me and whispered in my ear.
"Because my dear I know it all. I can find out anything. You just ended your own life." I gasped as he threw me towards the broken wine rack that I fell right on top of. Glass punctured my hands as I hit the floor. He started towards me but I couldn't get up, all I could do was crawl my way backwards.
My life was over. Nicholas was surely going to kill me; I could see it in his eyes. He was towering over me all 6'4” of him, he bent down and clasped my throat in his hands. As I looked into his eyes all I could see was rage. It almost looked as if his eyes were turning red. He was beginning to squeeze my throat tighter, I could feel the panic throughout my body but there was nothing I could do.
He had me pinned to the ground, I couldn't move and now I couldn't breathe........

Jinni James lives in Huntsville, Alabama with her husband, her two precious daughters, her awesome step-daughter, her cat and her dog. She works during the day as an administrative assistant and at night after she is finished with her day she sits down to become the author she has always dreamed of becoming.  She started her first book The Wolfs Maine back in 2011, which has now been re-released as Shifting Hearts and hasn’t looked back since.  She stays pretty busy with her full life but she wouldn’t have it any other way. 


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dariel's Feature: Diantha Jones' "Oracle of Delphi Series" Interview and Reviews

1.     What 3 things would you like readers to know about you?
I'm snarky, impatient, and downright hilarious. No, really. I'm a hoot.

2.     What do you look for in a good book?
Fantastic characters. They don't have to be relatable either. They just have to be awesome.

3.     What are some of the best social media, marketing, and publicity tips you’ve come across?
Go online everyday. Tweet often. Blog at least three times a week. Invest in a good editor and do a blog tour/marketing campaign for every major release.

4.     Along that same line, what are some of your favorite resources?
The book blogs are still the best resource for me. They represent the readers, and if you want to know all about the literary happenings and stay on top of the trends, then you better follow at least sixty different book blogs, which I do.

5.     What lifts your spirits when you’re discouraged?
A glass of wine and a good book or movie always lifts my spirits when I'm down. Sometimes a phone call to a good friend does the trick too.

6.      Describe your ideal reader. What do they look for in books? What unique qualities do they find in your stories/writing?
My ideal reader has an elusive imagination that can't be controlled. They dream big and to them, fantasy is just a reality that hasn't been discovered yet.

OUT NOW in eBook and Paperback!

Sneak Peek! Chapter One     Sneak Peek! Chapter Two

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)
Carrie at The Mad Reviewer– 5 STARS "...is what fantasy should be: fast-paced, unique, well-thought out, and unpredictable." Read more...

Cierra at Book Lover's Report – 5 STARS "I felt that Ms. Jones told this story in a very personable way that I could relate to more than some books/stories that I read." Read more...

M.A. Bronson at The Runaway Pen – 5 STARS "The story really captures the reader..." Read more...

Stephanie at Bookfever – 4 STARS "I definitely cannot wait until the sequel!" Read more...

Nina at J'adore Happy Endings – 4 STARS "The mythology is so much fun..." Read more...

Becca at Lost in Thought – 4.5 STARS "...The whole story was just one great adventure..." Read more...

Jenn Nix at Book Bird Reviews – 4 STARS "I highly recommend Prophecy of the Most Beautiful to all Greek mythology addicts."Read more...

Angie at YA Novelties – 4 STARS "Prophecy of the Most Beautiful leaves the reader panting for the sequel." Read more...

Mia at Boom Baby Reviews – 4.5 STARS "It was fun and epic and fascinating to see how Jones wove earth and the heavens together." Read more...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dariel's Feature: Diantha Jones' "Oracle of Delphi series"

Hi, Everybody! Diantha Jones' "Oracle of Delphi series" is on tour! Take a look at the awesome fantasy series, then stop by on Sunday for the interview :-)

She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.
Oracle of Delphi: Book One - Amazon

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

OUT NOW in eBook and Paperback!

Sneak Peek! Chapter One     Sneak Peek! Chapter Two

Book Two, Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise
It’s official. Myth is doomed.

And it’s all Chloe Clever’s fault.

Still as whacked out as ever, Chloe is now faced with an even uglier truth: Not only is she the Pythia of the Great Unknown, but she is more powerful than she ever imagined and only the manifestations of her prophetic mind can save them all now.

With her Prince boyfriend, Strafford, and the Quad Fraternity always armed and ready to annihilate the opposition, she will embark on a mission to stop a great power that could consume every god in Myth...and everyone else she’s come to love.

But the worst is still to come.

Dark, painful secrets are revealed, threatening to tear Strafford from her arms, and just when she thinks the future could not look more grim, she is betrayed in the worst way.

With the heavens crumbling down around her, she must hurry to find a way to set things right. But will she be in time to save the one she loves most in the world from a fate that may be more dangerous than her own?

OUT NOW in eBook and Paperback!

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)

Book Three, Prophecy of Solstice's End
Summer Solstice is here. Let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King ofMyth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy, the gods remain on their best behavior as the tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of theQuest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest competition of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front...until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story...

But that’s not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to their core.

And it’ll all happen before Solstice’s end...

Coming July 15, 2013!

Oracle of Delphi: Book Three - Amazon

Oracle of Delphi: Book Three - B and;N

Biography and Links

Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries. 

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

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Email Diantha Jones at: theauthor (at) diantha-jones (dot) com
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