Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye, an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and action 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, June 28, 2013

"Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin" is on Tour with CBLS!



“Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”

When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.

Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.


Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising effect she has on his heart.

Here's the tour schedule and Rafflecopter link. Hope to see you there :-)

SCHEDULE:July 1: Books to Light Your Fire
July 5: Author Raine Delight's World
July 9: Kelly P's Blog
July 9: Triad Literary
July 12: Salacious Reads
July 13: Dalene's Book Reviews (Review)
July 14: Crystals Many Reviews (Review)
July 14: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
July 15: Lindsay's Scribblings
July 16: Booked & Loaded
July 17: Crystals Many Reviews (Review)
July 18: deal sharing aunt (Review)
July 19: Dawn's Reading Nook
July 19: Romance on a Budget
July 21: Queen of the Night Reviews (Review)
July 21: Sweet n' Sassi (Review)
July 22: Wicked Readings by Tawania

LINK TO PROMO/SCHEDULE POST:
http://www.cblspromotions.com/2013/06/booktour-torin-dark-sentinels-2-by.html
*This schedule will be updated throughout your tour with the direct link to each tour post for easy accessibility. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Join the "Untameable Heat" launch party and tour for my new release, "Kaden's Reprieve." Available July 11th!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Have You Met the "Dark Sentinels" Yet?


Have you met the "Dark Sentinels" yet? "Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable" is only 99 cents until the end of June, so grab your copy at this discount price while you can. Here's a little about them to whet your appetite...

Who Are The Dark Sentinels?

They lived millions of years ago, fatalities of fear and prejudice. Now, answers to a prayer for survival, they are among us again. Other shifters were nearly extinct, murdered by the thousands at mostly human hands. Capable of shifting at will, without the aid of the moon’s phases, they were born to protect them. Bigger, stronger, faster, and longer living, with highly developed preternatural abilities, they are prized outsiders among their packs. Prized for their ability to protect, yet destined to live as outsiders because of the very differences necessary to prevent the pack’s extinction.
Born to stand at the crossroads between pack-members and their slaughterers, Sentinels quickly learn that they are on their own – a different species. Born human, only two are born to each pack, male and female alphas, brother and sister. Pack members deny them mating privileges within the pack based on fear. No female wants to bear a sentinel because their lives are constantly at risk. When danger comes to the pack, they are on the front line, considered expendable.
When they reach mating age, they leave the pack for a time to find a mate – another sentinel. What happens when a sentinel develops feelings for a human? What happens when malevolent scientists learn how to strengthen humans by using sentinel blood?  As you can imagine, with their feral nature barely beneath the surface, their wolf barely sheathed, dark sentinel passions run high. Touch, affection, and loyalty are necessary for their survival, and they are willing to go to extraordinary measures, risk everything, and break every rule for love.


Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6'5" baby blue-eyed surprise.
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.




When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.

Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.

Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising effect she has on his heart.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Untameable Heat"


Special thanks to everyone who voted in my blurb poll. As you can see, I tweaked the final version a bit :-)


**Kaden’s Reprieve Blurb**
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” match making service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.


Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. He is also half-demon, remanded to Kushiel’s custody centuries ago. Allowed leave from Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain, his life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve? 

"Kaden's Reprieve" is just one of the "Untameable Heat" summer quickies coming your way July 11th. The other two "Untameable Heat" stories are being written by Kathryn Edgar and Jennifer James - three separate novellas with a unifying theme, each paranormal romance hot in its own unique way.

Join the launch party for fun, games, and prizes, and there's still room for tour hosts. Each host receives a Rafflecopter slot. The launch tour starts on "Untameable Heat" release day, July 11th, but jump in now because the Rafflecopter giveaway starts July 8th. You can sign up to host us here, and click here to join the party. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Untameable Heat" 24-Hour Treasure Hunt: Kaden's Reprieve


Hi, Everybody, and thanks for coming over. Facebook has some pretty sticky rules these days so we're trying not to break any of them (again) :-) If you've been in FB jail, you know what I mean. LOL. I like having you come visit me here anyway, so here are the treasure hunt specifics...
Oh, and if you haven't joined the "Untameable Heat" party and launch tour yet, here's the link so you can play with us :-)

Time for a 24-hour Treasure Hunt! This is how it works: Post answers to 4 questions (2 from my Amazon author page, 1 from my blog, 1 from PRG), then use your imagination to complete a sentence about the cover (I'll post a link in this thread too, and even offer a creativity prompt to get your imagination going). Here are the questions:
You can find answers to #1 & #2 at this link: Amazon author page
#1. Name 2 jobs I've had

#2. What are the heroines' names in 3 of my books?

#3. In the May 23rd post on my blog, what did the reviewer (Carole, from The Romance Reviews) say was almost as much fun to read about as the romantic relationships? You can find the answer to question #3 on this blog in my 5/23/2013 post.

#4. In "Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin," who comes to help Torin when his wolves go missing? You can find the answer to #4 in this PRG review -

And for the use your imagination part of the hunt, finish this sentence: "The chain around Kaden's neck ___________________" One use your imagination sentence completion per person. The awesome individual with the correct answers AND the best use your imagination answer wins a $5 GC to Amazon or B&N, and their choice of a copy of "Dark Sentinels" book one or two. There's no right or wrong answer to the use your imagination part of this, but here's something that might prompt your imagination  + you can see the cover above.

Post your answers in comments with your email address and Katy and I will pick a winner Friday around 4PM EST. We'll announce it here, too! Happy hunting :-) Congrats to Kandi Steger and Kelly Erickson!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Poll and Cover Reveal : Which Blurb Draws You?


Hi, Everybody. I'm excited about my upcoming release, a small group project with three separate novellas and a unifying subject - "Untameable Heat." With our release date coming up soon, July 11th, we've got some fun events planned, including a launch tour and Facebook party! Stay tuned for more info on the party soon. We'd love to see you at both events. For today, though, there's something else I need your help with...

Which blurb to use. Somehow, I ended up writing two. I always like to get your opinions about things, so here goes. Tell me in comments which blurb you like best and the one you choose is the one I'll use when the book is released. They're very similar, but sometimes the little differences are important.

"Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve" Blurb A 
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” match making service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.
In addition to being half-demon, Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. Remanded to Kushiel’s custody centuries ago, he is only allowed leave from Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain. His life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve? 

"Untameable Heat: Kaden's Reprieve" Blurb B
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” matchmaking service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida, she seizes the opportunity to escape and meets Kaden, an imprisoned half-demon assassin who is only allowed out of Hell six days a year.
After LaTanya Washington’s family was murdered, she learned not to trust or depend on anyone, but Kaden is a member of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities.  His life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve?