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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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Perfect Halloween Reading: "Paranormal Obsessions" Boxed-Set

Only $0.99 for a limited time!! "Paranormal Obsessions" is a 9-story paranormal romance boxed-set with 6 full-length novels and 3 novellas. 

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"Paranormal Obsessions"
Love your romances HOT? Love your romances PARANORMAL? Then grab PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS today! This fabulous box set includes shapeshifters, ghosts, vampires and werewolves (even a Nephilim or two). Direct to you from U.S. and International multi-published bestselling authors. NINE amazing stories to seduce, amuse and make you catch your breath! One-click today! 

Power Shift - Calinda B 

Rule abiding town manager Chia Petit has two goals - have lots of sex with the drool worthy bounty hunter Hung Durand, then make him dead. No one seems interested in her plan, from the bounty hunter, to the shifters, to her vampire roommate, to the blowhard who wants her job, leaving her with no other choice but to break her own rules. 

Mating Urge-Michelle Howard 

Desperate to escape her stepfather and false criminal charges, Elliana Cage needed a way out on the first ship off world. She never expected security officer, Aran T'Kar to stop her in her tracks. 

My Blood Runs Blue - Stacy Eaton 

Officer Kristin Greene finds herself investigating a homicide that will turn her life upside down in a way she never imagined. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, Kristin finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive and she is determined to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista. 

Darkness & Light - J.A. Belfield 

When Jem Stonehouse, dreamer of werewolves, meets werewolf Sean Holloway, worlds collide and fantasy becomes reality. Together, they'll become prey to rival packs, as they have been for hundreds of years, and to keep history from repeating itself, Sean must win her love, but can Jem accept her destiny before it's too late? 

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.

Calm Assurance - Dariel Raye 
What’s a straight-laced Nephilim-descendant to do when a human trouble-magnet steals his heart? 

When Asriel, a law enforcing descendant of Nephilim, is sent to protect Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble, he falls for her, breaking a cardinal rule, but will he be able to save her from his enemies? 

Laurel Heights - Denise Moncrief 

Laurel’s past trails her to the mountains of Arkansas where a dark cloud of deceit hovers over her family tree and unexplained disturbances shatter her hopes of a normal life. When she discovers Chase is not who he claims to be, can their new love survive deception, murder, and revenge...and the haunting of Laurel Heights? 

Eternal Night - Jade Kerrion 
Alone for a millennium, since a human murdered her beloved consort, Ashra, the immortal icrathari queen, rules over Aeternae Noctis, the domed city of eternal night. Her loneliness appears to be at an end when her consort's soul is reborn in a human, Jaden Hunter, but their reunion will not be easy. 

Rock Solid - Bonnie Edwards 
When Jake MacKay and Lexa Creighton are brought together in Perdition House, a haunted bordello, Jake falls for her at first touch. Lexa’s harder to convince because her ancestors are among the mischievous spirits of Perdition and they’re messing with her sex life! 

Soul Avenged - Keri Lake 

Following a brutal attack by lycans that wiped out her memory, Ayden seeks vengeance, and newly bitten Halfling, Kane, is the perfect target—if only he didn’t unwittingly hold clues to her past. In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most, but his touch awakens sensual pleasures, forcing her to choose whether to destroy him, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Flasher Friday: "After The Call"

Here we are again, and bringing you an inspirational pic perfect for Halloween, no less! It's Flasher Friday! We each have our own unique take on this spectacular graphic, so check out each 100-word flash and I hope you enjoy :-)

There was no escaping now.

Cassandra hit the “End” button, dropping her cell phone on the white carpet where she stood, barefoot. She found the stark lack of sound daunting, as if it, too, had been absorbed, gobbled up by evil.

He waited, and she knew.

Allowing her pink, chenille bathrobe to slide off her shoulders, the ultra-soft fabric slid past her calves to land next to her phone, her unmarked body damp from the ritualistic bath.

A dank, cold wind whipped past her the moment she stepped outside, and she shivered, presenting herself to him blemish-free. Devan would be furious, but she could not allow him to risk his life for her again.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Flasher Friday: "Everybody's Talkin' About"

It's great to be back! I've been MIA for a while due to a number of other obligations, mostly writing-related, and this particular inspirational pic brought to mind a full-length I'm working on. 

So...as always, my friends and I are jumping off from the same pic as inspiration for 100-word flashes. Hope you enjoy, and take a look at all of our flashes just to see how many different ideas one pic can inspire :-)

Everybody’s Talkin’ About
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“What did I tell you?” Shannon asked, nearly clipping the heels of my flats with her pointed-toed sling-backs.

“Good thing we signed up when we did!”

Glancing at his poster, my mouth went too dry to respond.

We walked past the ticket booth and peeped into the auditorium, and I imagined women’s screams of delight, each one fantasizing, hoping to lure the big-time psychiatrist to her bed, but I knew better.

Leaning against the steel double-door frame, flashbacks crashed in, sparks of excitement dancing a sultry striptease at my core.

Could I bear being so close without touching him again?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Cover Reveal: "Dai's Dark Valentine"

Hi, Everyone! I just wanted to share my new cover with you :-)

Dai’s Dark Valentine

What happens when a sheltered cat-shifter and a dark fey come together?

Three-hundred years is a long time, but left to its own devices, what began as the vendetta of one man can grow to encompass even more formidable hatred.

Daitre Salons is a beautiful but na├»ve heiress whose true heritage has been kept secret even from her. Now, her abilities are emerging and her father’s enemies want her dead, but what bothers her most is that her new husband “in name only” insists on treating her like a child.

Joban Beaucoup, professional guard to the Salons family, and dark fey (alternate spelling from Vodouin origin), has chosen to leave the quaint yet suffocating French town of his orphan-childhood and venture to the Americas, but he needs one thing he cannot concoct, despite his magical abilities – a wife.

When Joban agrees to marry Daitre and take her to the Americas with him, he carries her three-thousand miles away, then whisks her three-hundred years into the future to assure her safety, but while Daitre struggles to adjust to this strange new world, manage her newfound powers, and make peace with her feelings for Joban, Joban learns that even here, their enemies have followed them, now more deadly than ever.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Congratulations, "Touch The Dark" Tour Winners!!

Congratulations, "Touch The Dark" Tour Winners!!

1. $25 Gift card - Vicky Barrett

2. ecopy of "Homebound" by LaVerne Thompson - Raeline Peterson

3. ecopy of "Kaden's Reprieve (Kushiel's Keep series)" by Dariel Raye Author - Sherry West Nunez Hoernig

4. Dark Sentinels - Sable bookmark w/baby blue crystals (Dariel Raye Author) - Shelly Hammond

5. ecopy of "The Pleasure Hound" by Ines Johnson - Robin Thompson

6. ecopy of "Five Night Stand" by Lolah Lace - Silvia Fugate

7. ecopy of "Afterbirth" by Krystell Lake - Alan Saxon

8. Character named after winner in "Inheritance of Ashes, Bk3 in the Ashen Twilight" series by Rae Lori - Amanda Sakovitz

9. ecopy of "Fur-ever Yours: A BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance (The Protectors, Bk 1)" by Roxy Wilson - Bahjet Yousif

10. ecopy of "My Guardian Vampire: A BBW Paranormal Romance (The Guardians, Bk 1)" by Roxy Wilson - Wendy Mitchell

11. ecopy of "Song of Blood & Stone" by Leslye Penelope - Michelle DeLeon

Friday, October 9, 2015

Free Serial Romance, Anyone? Meet Paloma Beck's New Literary Partner: Becca Layne

Meet Becca Layne.
You might already know me as Paloma Beck. I've been writing erotic romance since 2012. But now I'm publishing new adult romance under a new pen name... Becca Layne. Actually, this is closer to my “real” name, Rebecca.

I’m excited to introduce some younger characters to readers. With a masters degree in higher education administration, I get to use my in-depth study of college-aged students in my writing. Life between ages 18-24 are the next biggest time of growth aside from the preschool years, and I can't wait to explore some characters as they discover who they are while finding love for the first time.

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The first book -Ivy Intertwined- in my Island Refuge series is scheduled to be released in February 2016. In the meantime, I’m writing a weekly FREE web serial -Ring Around Rosie- that will appear on my tumblr blog, on Wattpad and JukePop. The fun part of writing a web serial is that reader comments help shape each new episode (chapter). It's more interactive than writing a traditional book in the isolation of my office. Rather than waiting until its complete, I share the story weekly.

Ring Around Rosie will introduce some of the characters in the Island Refuge series.

Born and bred to become the perfect princess in the Chicago socialite scene, Rosemary’s dream of becoming an artist was cast aside by her demanding family. Until the day when Rosemary had enough. With her trust fund and a car full of belongings, she left her family behind and drove east -as far east as possible- until she found the perfect island to open her jewelry shop. It was also the perfect place to find her own path.

Everything was going along smoothly… and, just maybe, a little lonely… until she meets Erik Thorne.

Raised in his father’s brewery -and always knowing he would inherit the business someday- Erik had it all too easy. Then his reputation as the party boy who refused to grow up eventually caught up with him. Now he owes everything to his brother who was willing to move away and start over somewhere new.

Everything was going along smoothly… and, just maybe, a little boring… until he meets Rosie.

Read the Prologue to Ring Around Rosie.

Be sure to follow my tumblr blog, follow me on twitter or watch for reminders on other ROMANCE BECKONS sites as each new installment is released.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Living The Dream Again" by Lucina Wall

Ellena makes it on a professional men’s hockey team. Follow her journey through her career where she forges friendships with her teammates, finds love, loses it and almost loses everything before she continues her dream.


About the Author
I currently live in Maryland with my husband of 24 years and our 20 year old son. I enjoy writing, watching hockey, playing disc golf with my family and reading. I am currently working on a trilogy about a waitress and an actor.