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, March 23, 2016

The Party Is On!! Dariel's Kings Of Spring Tour Stop


Come on over and party with us! We're celebrating the Kings of Spring: Men we just can't seem to get enough of - each one a hero in his own right. They're infuriating, loving, dangerous, hot, sexy, and I just can't think of enough adjectives to describe them.

Allow me to introduce you to a couple of mine, Asriel and Japheth, from "Orlosian Warriors" books one and two, then scroll down to the blog list to continue hopping and enter the Rafflecopter. 

Join my new release newsletter and leave a comment here about my new "Orlosian Warriors" series for a chance to win a copy of "Calm Assurance" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1), and a coupon redeemable for a copy of "Destiny's Favor" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2) when it's released. Be sure to include your e-mail address in the comment.


Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love. 

Calm Assurance 

A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet? 

When Asriel - Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession. 

With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive. 

Destiny's Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)

Coming soon! Cover will be revealed at the Kings of Spring party, so stay tuned :-)

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love. 

Kings Of Spring Blog List






Dariel Raye - Musings of an Independent Artist http://www.pendarielraye.blogspot.com

Arla Dahl - Notes from Arla http://arladahl.com/notes/


Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku - Flirty & Feisty Romance Blog http://www.flirtyandfeistyromance.blogspot.com

Nhys Glover - Nhys Glover http://trailercache.belisamapress.com/


LaVerne Thompsonhttp://isisindcblog.blogspot.com

Aubrey Wynne - Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages http://www.aubreywynneauthor.com/blog

Abigail OwenAbigail Owen http://abigailowen.com/blog/

Terra Kelly - Terra Kelly - www.terrakelly.com

Click here to vote for your favorite book trailer. Just one vote enters you to win yet another prize from Ocean 2 Ocean!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Ocean 2 Ocean Celebrates the Kings of Spring: Stunner Awards


Join me and some of my author friends as we celebrate the "Kings of Spring": heroes we can't get enough of! Ocean 2 Ocean Book Promotions is hosting an author bash March 24th - 27th, I'll be one of the authors, and you, of course, are invited. 

In addition to a Facebook party filled with book-talk, games, prizes, and don't forget inside info and announcements about books filled with our favorite heroes, there will be a blog tour, Rafflecopter giveaway, and thanks to the fabulous author and book trailer guru, Nhys Glover of Belisama Press, there will be a book trailer contest!

The book trailer contest has been aptly named, "Stunner Awards," and you'll not only get to vote for your favorites, you'll be entered to win a prize just for voting :-) So many ways to have a good time and win stuff in the process. Take a look at these flash videos, click on the event link above to join us, and we hope to see you at the "Kings of Spring" party and blog hop...



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spotlight on O2O Rewards: "Mine For One Night" by Ju Ephraime


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Lynn is in a quandary. Ever since she could remember, she's had a thing for twins, not just any twins, identical twins. Now she is in a relationship with one half of the most handsome set of identical twins, but she can't stop thinking about the other. She had one, but she wants them both. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spotlight: "You're The One" by Stacy Deanne






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When Dane returns to Sunset, Texas to visit his terminally ill mother, he finally faces his biggest fear: telling his stepsister, ReShonda, that he’s always loved her.

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Taste of My Current WIP: "Destiny's Favor" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)


"Destiny's Favor" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)
Coming this Spring!



His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.


Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love. 


Exhaustion began to affect his mood, and Japheth gathered his limited store of energy in preparation for survival mode. Neither angel nor demon, but somewhere in between by virtue of his misbegotten birth, he had managed to survive outside his dimension for more than twenty years. Reliance on human blood served as a constant reminder of the invisible chains that bound him.

“Vacationing? Or do you have family here?”

Frowning slightly, Japheth answered again, his patience waning along with his constitution. “No. Visiting an old friend.”

The man chuckled, obviously good-natured even if he was too friendly for Japheth’s taste, and Japheth couldn’t help smiling in turn.

Japheth stifled a groan when the elderly man looked up at him again, eyes wide as if suddenly realizing something.

“Strapping young fella. What are you, six seven? Basketball player?”

“I’m six five, and no.”

“If you ask me, son, you don’t look old enough yourself to have any old friends. Now take me for instance…”

The friendly stranger launched into a long story filled with memories from his past while Japheth’s thoughts drifted, catching a detail here and there, just enough to respond appropriately. 

The elderly man had no idea; Japheth was old enough to be the ancestor of his ancestors. Twenty years seeking this female - one woman - the only one capable of ending his lonely, desolate existence, and he had finally found her. Japheth arched his spine, quelling the fire crackling along his nerves in response to her siren’s call to him.

Japheth considered the humans around him - particularly the women - recalling his time in Egypt, Zurich, Somalia, Paris, Zimbabwe, Morocco, even Rome; searching, always searching, studying, and gathering information. The woman directly behind him slept, her blonde hair splayed across the chest of the man beside her, her soft snores evidence of trust, another read a book, its cover made of aged leather, worn from regular handling, and another two whispered among themselves.

The two whispering women sat across the aisle and three seats back, giggling and nodding periodically. Of course, he heard every minute movement, every word they said as clearly as if they were speaking directly to him, no matter how softly they spoke. He even recognized their queries, observations, and theories about him, hoping his soul mate would express the same level of interest. Beautiful, each one in her own way, but none of them stirred the least bit of interest beyond providing a pastime.

He grew more restless by the minute as the bus rolled forward at a slow, steady pace, wishing he could pinpoint her exact location and simply transport there. Japheth smiled at the elderly man again, then turned to gaze out the window, following the irregular line of cypress trees blanketed by heavy fog as they finally entered the city. The unique beauty of this place would always draw his gaze and remind him that the One God must indeed still see all, but he couldn’t help frowning at the reminder.

This human world was so unlike his own, Orlos, literally the brink of hell. How could his desire for this woman be so wrong, and why did he long for the love of a God who had condemned his entire race to a slow, desolate death following a long life devoid of love or affection?

After managing to stay one step ahead of the Seekers, elite Orlosian warriors promoted to wayfaring law enforcement, as likely to kill as imprison defectors, here he sat, a defector led by primitive instincts to break the most sacred law of his brothers, and drawn by a sense of urgency possibly perpetuated by desperation, to return to this medium-sized city in the United States. A sitting duck, as humans liked to say. 

If the Seekers found him here, he would have no defense, but none of this changed his plans. If she was here, this female whose spirit had called to him first more than 20 years before - and he felt her in his marrow - finding her was worth everything.

My cover is in the works. Can't wait to share it with you!


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spotlight on O2O Rewards: "Bound For Passion" by Scarlett Flame



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When Vivienne sits inconsolable in the hospital chapel, the last encounter she expects is a fervent entanglement with an otherworldly being, as passions increase she learns for the first time in her life the true meaning of out of this world. 

In the second, Sarah meets a new lover after telling him all her intimate fantasies in an internet chat room. And, the final story concerns the journey a young woman takes, as a Dominant offers to show her the ropes, in exchange for her submission via BDSM. Individually these stories are hot, but together they are sizzling

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday 13: 13 Hot Romances By Roxy Wilson

#Thursday13

13 Stories by the talented, prolific Roxy Wilson
If you enjoy entertainment news programs that cover celebrities in the entertainment industry, then I LOVE ME SOME HIM is the perfect book for you. Fans of Lena Skye, Amarie Avant and Mia Caldwell will enjoy it too. 

Faye Bostic knows that not everyone approves of her position as editor-in-chief of Missy Magazine. She has to stay strong, even if it makes people think she’s hard-hearted…but when she hires Dalton Cartwright, her sexy young intern makes her feel anything but cold. 

Dalton admires his take-charge, independent boss. Like her, he wants to earn his own success. But her beauty makes him want impossible, forbidden things that fire his fantasies. 

Temptation is a constant battle, until the night they finally give in to their desires. Their forbidden relationship quickly becomes a target for everyone who’d like to pull Faye down. She and Dalton are up against jealous rivals, a press hungry for scandal—and their own secrets. 

Can Faye and Dalton accept each other for who they really are? Or will the truth be too much for them to handle? 

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JUST GETTIN' STARTED 

Starting over is never an easy thing… 

The death of her father was the catalyst for Cullen Westbury to take over the running of her family’s ranch. Because of her desire to expand the family’s business and make it more efficient, she hires the handsome and capable, yet enigmatic, Graeme Burton. But with her ex coming back into her life to stir up trouble on the ranch and her newest employee stirring up trouble in her heart, how can Cullen keep business strictly professional between them, when she’s so attracted to him? 

STAY WITH ME 

Saying goodbye is never an easy thing… 

When Shayne Westbury turned 18, she couldn’t wait to see the back of the family’s ranch and to go make a fortune in the big city. But when she loses her philandering, physician husband to his nurse and quits her high-paying job because she is tired of running herself ragged, she returns to Westbury Ranch, where she plans to lead a much simpler, forever-single life. Then she meets Juston Hughes, the sexy ranch hand her sister, Cullen, recently hired. Will Shayne hold fast to her resolve, or will she ride off into the sunset with a sexy cowboy? 

I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU 

Resisting temptation is never an easy thing… 

All Paige has ever wanted was to return to Westbury Ranch and make her dream of opening an equestrian school a reality. Unlike her sisters, Paige isn't ready for something as distracting as a long-term relationship. Instead, she's focused and determined to make her dreams a reality; but just when she thinks she has everything figured out, a handsome Spaniard captures her attention. 

Lando Saldana is the epitome of rugged good looks and brawn. A year after a nasty breakup with his model girlfriend, Lando isn't looking for a relationship; but Paige is unlike any girl he's ever met and soon he can't help but be drawn to her. But, his ex isn't quite ready to let go of him and does everything she can to ensure that Paige and he won't be together. 

As Lando struggles over the chaos his ex has created in his life, Paige is met with danger and it will be up to Lando to save her and to say goodbye to his past in order to move forward. He'll stop at nothing to rescue Paige and prove that what he feels for her is real. 

Can he find Paige and proclaim his love before it's too late? 

This BWWM WESTERN ROMANCE boxed set features strong, passionate women and the sexy, alpha men who can't help but fall in love with them... 

This collection of novels includes:

    1. Run This Town by Sadie Black
    2. The Billionaire Scoop by Mia Caldwell
    3. BOMBSHELL by Xyla Turner
    4. Nya's Wolf by Roxy Wilson
    5. A Highland Summer: The Billionaire's Nanny by Imani King
    6. Back to Hollywood by Destiny Davis
    7. Skin Deep by Vivian Ward
    8. The Billionaire's Private Dancer by July Knight
    9. Love is a Crime by Stacy-Deanne
    10. Run This Town 2 (The Conclusion) by Sadie Black

Devyn Serrant is hired as a nanny and teacher for a millionaire's only son, Justin. She’s terribly attracted to her new boss, Keran Underwood, but he doesn’t notice, which is good—great, actually—because as one of the most qualified nannies, with fluency in three languages, Devyn has a professional reputation to uphold. When Justin is kidnapped, she finds out Keran is more than what he seems; but what’s worse, he blames her for his son’s disappearance. 

The last thing the Alpha, Keran Underwood, expects is that he and his inner wolf would be captivated by his newest employee. But with threats from a rival pack and managing his business interests, he has enough on his plate. Then the unthinkable happens—his son is kidnapped and all fingers point to the person he least expects to be the culprit. Devyn Serrant. 

Follow the romance between Keran Underwood and the curvy, BBW, Devyn Serrant and their quest to find the missing boy they both love. 

Warning: This volume ends with a CLIFFHANGER. If you don’t like cliffhangers, then this book isn’t for you. But if you love strong, mysterious alpha heroes and intelligent, curvy heroines, then you can sink your teeth into it. It also contains a bit of suspense, nail-biting action and scenes that are intended for readers 18 years and over. 

This is the first of two volumes in a BBW, BWWM Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance Series. This volume is approximately 100 pages and is NOT a standalone. 

Devyn Serrant is hired as a nanny and teacher for a millionaire's only son, Justin. She’s terribly attracted to her new boss, Keran Underwood, but he doesn’t notice, which is good—great, actually—because as one of the most qualified nannies, with fluency in three languages, Devyn has a professional reputation to uphold. When Justin is kidnapped, she finds out Keran is more than what he seems; but what’s worse, he blames her for his son’s disappearance. 

The last thing the Alpha, Keran Underwood, expects is that he and his inner wolf would be captivated by his newest employee. But with threats from a rival pack and managing his business interests, he has enough on his plate. Then the unthinkable happens—his son is kidnapped and all fingers point to the person he least expects to be the culprit. Devyn Serrant. 

Follow the romance between Keran Underwood and the curvy, BBW, Devyn Serrant and their quest to find the missing boy they both love. 

Warning: If you love strong, mysterious ALPHA heroes and intelligent, CURVY heroines, then you can sink your teeth into this book. It also contains a bit of suspense, nail-biting action and scenes that are intended for readers 18 years and over. 

This is the FINAL volume in a BBW, BWWM Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance Series. This volume is NOT a standalone. It is advised that your read volume 1 first. 


BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance STANDALONE NOVEL 

Nya Haywood, a curvy forest ranger, is not afraid of hard work. When she stumbles over a body seconds after an eerie encounter with an Alpha wolf and a bear, she finds herself in the middle of a battle, caught between a wolf clan and those who believe the gorgeous man she’s just met is the murderer.

Reese Madison is hard to resist. With rugged good looks, sex appeal oozes from his veins, but could he be dangerous? All clues lead to him being the murderer. Nya is warned to steer clear of him, but that would mean she’d have to ignore her attraction to him and believe he’s capable of such a heinous crime. 

Is Reese worth the risk? Has Nya unknowingly gotten herself caught up in something darker than she’s ready to face? 


***If you love The Vampire Diaries, or are Twilighters, or are fans of Milly Taiden and Terry
Bolryder, then this paranormal romance serial is perfect for you. *** 


He knew her from the moment of her birth. 
He watches her every footstep and protects her from the enemies she knows nothing about. 
And he loves her with every fiber of his other-worldly being. 
But the crazy thing is…she doesn’t even know he exists! 

Follow the blood-pumping, heart-throbbing romance between Aric Thornton and the curvy, BBW, Lacey Parker. 

Warning: If you don’t like serials, then this book is not for you. But if you love sexy-as-sin, alpha heroes, and I-don’t-give-a-damn heroines, then you can sink your teeth into it. It also contains a bit of suspense, nail-biting action and scenes that are intended for readers 18 years and over. 


This is the first of 5 volumes in a BBW, BWWM Paranormal Romance serial. Each volume is approximately 50 pages and is NOT a standalone. 
Look out for a new release in the serial every 2-4 weeks. 
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Twenty-four-year-old, plus-size model, Layla Turner has sacrificed much and worked hard to be at the top of her game, concrete evidence that she was able to rise from the ashes of her past. Then her life suddenly changes when she starts losing her signature creamy, caramel brown hair that helped to set her apart from the rest of the pack. This mysterious illness could mark the end of her career—and the demise of her two-year relationship with her fiancé, Gage Shelton. 

Pediatric oncologist, Dr. Clint Collins is a highly respected physician in his field. He has an excellent track record, as well as the love and confidence of the kids in his care. But something sinister is causing some of his young patients, who seem to be making a full recovery, to lose their battle with cancer. Not only does Dr. Collins feel somewhat responsible, but he also risks losing his job as he tries to uncover the truth behind his patients’ deaths. 

Layla and Clint’s worlds collide when they meet each other for the first time at the General Hospital. Their attraction to each other is tangible, but while Clint is ready to give his heart, his love to Layla, she holds back, thinking that since she isn’t good enough for Gage, she certainly isn’t good enough for him. 

Can the balding, plus-size model learn to appreciate her perfectly imperfect self and to give love a chance? 


Forty-two-year-old Marcelle “MJ” Jeffreys knew it was time to get rid of the excess baggage weighing her down. She had a list: Divorce her cheating husband. Check. Quit her dead-end job. Check. Return to the Big Apple. Check. Only one item remains: Get rid of the junk-in-her-trunk. The last thing she expects is to be attracted to her personal fitness trainer. Not only is Dylan McCoy a man from her past, he's younger, which gives the prospect of pursuing this interracial romance a bit daunting for "MJ". 

Dylan owns his own business, has a body made in the gym, and the pick of any woman he wants. Yet none of those women have the qualities he wants in a life partner. When “MJ” walks into his fitness center, her warm smile and sexy curves knock him down like a hundred-pound weight, and he wants nothing more than to start a steamy multicultural romance with this stunning African American. Now all he has to do is prove to her that age is just a number and he's counting down the moments until she’s his. 

Forever.
A Christmas Kiss (Holiday Happiness Book 1)

Cole Davenport doesn’t expect to be jilted by his fiancée, but that’s exactly what happens on his wedding day, the day that is also Christmas Day. He should be grateful when the attractive CEO of Grand Events comes to console him, but instead he does the unthinkable—he kisses her. 

Alexandria “Lexi” Riley has kissed a few frogs in her life, hoping that one day she’ll finally find her prince. But, what she doesn’t bargain for is a prince who used to be her client—a client whose wedding she was paid to organize and whose pride she had to protect when his bride-to-be left him. 

Months later, Cole and Lexi meet again. Friendship and then a romantic relationship develop between them. But, unexpectedly, two things happen: a crime against Lexi and a reentry of Cole’s ex-fiancée into his life. 

Will this Christmas turn out to be a fiasco like the one the year before? 


Her biological clock is ticking... 

Heather Lovey’s almost thirty-five, and she wants a baby. Badly. With no prospects in sight, she turns to Sean Johnson, her BFF. 

His feelings for her are enduring… 

Sean has been in love with Heather since forever, but she's always kept him at arm's length. When she proposes he father her child, he jumps at the chance, hoping a baby will lead to lasting romance. He demands one favor in return: that they have a baby as a married couple. She's free to divorce him after a year. 

The time they have together is fleeting… 

Marriage is the last thing on Heather’s mind. She only wants the unconditional love a child can give, something she lacked during her years in foster homes. She agrees to give Sean a year in this sham-marriage, never thinking this could turn into a friends to lovers romance. 

Is one year enough time for Sean to change Heather’s way of thinking and make their marriage the kind that will last? Will Sean and Heather end up with more than they planned in this captivating interracial romance? 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spotlight on O2O Rewards: "Enzo" by Shyla Colt


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*** Enzo is Book One in the Jinx Tattoos Series but is a STAND ALONE novel *** 

Neglected, abandoned by a heroin-addicted mother, and placed in foster care at ten, Enzo Jordan has learned one thing…love hurts. At thirty-five, he has a successful tattoo shop and his choice of women. The one-night stands are getting old, and the love he holds for his best friend, Aibhlinn is impossible to hide. When the attraction between them reaches a boiling point, he’s forced to choose between facing his fears and walking away. 

Aibhlinn Leahy has been in love with her best friend for years. The Irish-born comic book artist has poured time, energy, and love into the wounded man. His choice to walk away breaks her heart but frees her to explore a new future. 

Life is a cruel and amazing thing. An abandoned baby brings the two back together, and they’re forced to examine the love that has long existed between them. This is a story of pain, scars, and fear. We all have demons to battle. The real decision is who’s in control…us or them?



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