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...

You might also like to visit my website.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scandalous Spirited Reads
are going to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER

That's right, we're hosting a bumper FREE books and $0.99 BARGAIN
STUFF YOUR eREADER campaign on the 5th October!

To celebrate we're offering you the chance to WIN a $300 Amazon Gift Card
All you need to do is answer one simple question when you enter the giveaway.

By sharing this competition with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Linked In -
you'll stand a much better chance at winning :)

Enter the giveaway here.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
Contest ends October 5, 2016. Winner will be notified on October 6, 2016.
*** By entering this competition contestants agree to subscribe to the
Scandalous Reads newsletter and further giveaways from CPM Books.
You also agree to receive author news from: Ashe Barker, Cara Bristol, Muffy Wilson, Cassie Alexander,Fiona Murphy, Iona Findley, Kathy Kulig, Dariel Raye, Rachael Slate, Rebecca Hunter, Ruth Staunton, S.N. McKibben, and other selected author sponsors.***

Monday, September 26, 2016

Help! "Destiny's Favor" is at War: Cover Wars





"Destiny's Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2" is battling 14 other books at Author Shout. Please stop by their site, cast your vote, and tell all of your friends! The cover was designed by the talented Cora Blu, and I plan to release the Second Edition soon.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What Are They thinking?: "Grimm" Update and Petition




The creative, well-written paranormal TV show, "Grimm," with its spectacular unpredictable characters and in-depth storyline, is in the heart-wrenching limbo state of cancellation. We need your help, so please read on.

This is one of my favorite shows because it has managed to keep me enthralled season after season. That is no easy feat! As an avid paranormal sampler and seasoned connoisseur of the sci-fi /speculative fiction realm, I know that holding my attention is no easy feat. I find most shows to be boring carbon copies after watching a season or two, or the characters become indigestibly (is that a word? It should be. LOL) stupider over time.

"Grimm" is one of the few exceptions, and has kept me writing away with glee more times than I can count. Yes, I'm one of those rare auditory folks, and I enjoy writing to the background sounds of good paranormal series and movies. That's a story for another time.

Anyway, so far, there are two petitions that I know of, to keep "Grimm" going. They've already started to garner some attention from networks, but more signatures are needed. Some ideas for the show include requests for Netflix, TNT, or Freeform to step in for the continuation of Season 7. So far, hosting at Freeform looks promising. 

For more about the show, click here, and please sign, share, and promote the petition by clicking here or completing it below. On behalf of every nerdy sci-fi / paranormal / fantasy / speculative fiction lovin' writer, reader, and watcher, thank you in advance :-)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scandalous Spirited Reads: Stuff Your eReader!

Scandalous Spirited Reads
are going to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER

That's right, we're hosting a bumper FREE books and $0.99 BARGAIN
STUFF YOUR eREADER campaign on the 5th of October!

To celebrate, we're offering you the chance to WIN a $300 Amazon Gift Card
All you need to do is answer one simple question when you enter the giveaway.

By sharing this competition with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Linked In -
you'll stand a much better chance at winning :)

Enter the giveaway here.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
Contest ends October 5, 2016. Winner will be notified on October 6, 2016.
*** By entering this competition contestants agree to subscribe to the
Scandalous Reads newsletter and further giveaways from CPM Books.
You also agree to receive author news from: Ashe Barker, Cara Bristol, Cassie Alexander,
Fiona Murphy, Iona Findley, Kathy Kulig, Dariel Raye, Rachael Slate, Muffy Wilson, Rebecca Hunter, Ruth Staunton, S.N. McKibben, and other selected sponsoring authors.***

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Out With the Old, In With the New


Yep, that's me. I'm saying "goodbye" to old things that aren't working, and breathing new life into new ideas as I figure them out embrace them.

It's been a busy month, and the learning curve is still steep, but I've managed to get quite a bit done. As I pare down the "busy-ness" into something more enjoyable and manageable, one accomplishment I'm proudest of is my new website. Found this awesome site, thanks to the wonderful Diana Rubino, and I was inspired enough to build my own.

Dark Paranormal Romance Series is gone for now, and replaced with simply, Dariel Raye. I know. Makes since, doesn't it? Now, I must admit that my rational side whined the entirety of my design and renovation time on the site because, well, like everyone else I know, I'm extremely busy. There was no time to spare for that kind of endeavor, and I could have just called an expert (my cousin. LOL) to do it for me; however, it was well worth it to me because I do love being creative and learning new things. Through all of the stumbling around, starting over, and making a mess, I became pretty comfortable with the process. 

That said, I hope you get a chance to look at my new website and share your feedback.There's always room for improvement. I've got some fun events going on now, and coming up soon, including an interview with the talented Cheryl Holloway, a battle at cover wars with "Destiny's Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2," and a big giveaway event with "Scandalous Spirited Reads," so stay tuned for updates and changes.