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, September 13, 2017

Cimmerian Shade Boxed-set Release Tour!

Cimmerian Shade: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Collection
Publication date: September 12th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Dare to discover what lurks in the shadows in **New & Exclusive** paranormal and urban fantasy stories from your favorite NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors.
Under moonlit skies, witches, werewolves, vampires, demons, dragons, and more, battle not only for their mates, but to stay alive…
Fall for the alphas who play by their own rules despite the odds, whether century-old curses or forbidden love, or worse. For them, what lies in the darkness is worth the fight when it comes to romance.

Kyna must battle dark magic and secret societies, deal with kidnappings and satanic weddings, as she struggles not to lose her heart to one of two men—a former Navy SEAL hired to protect her or a wizard hired to train her. Soon she will realize just how true it is that “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
What Lies Within Us by Kiki Howell & Gina Kincade

Inferno. The hottest paranormal nightclub in the city. Can you stand the heat?
Torch Song by Lashell Collins

Man, being a ghost sucks.”
In his stoic way, he delivered a deadpan reply. “Undeniably and indescribably.”
Ethereal Witness by Angelica Dawson

What lengths would you go to prove yourself to your family?
Love Story of a Reaper by Elvira Bathory

Her body burned for them both and the need that poured from her bloomed like the flower she thought she never could be.
Burning Midnight by Erzabet Bishop

Talk about a killer kiss.
With This Heart by Red L. Jameson

Their shared carnal voracity fanned an appetite no amount of indulgence could satisfy.
Saltwater Siren by Muffy Wilson

Drayden saved her life – but her incessant need for vengeance could mean the end of his.
Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast by Dariel Raye

“I’m sorry, but was someone talking about me? I thought I heard the word ‘legend’?”
Rose Tears by Amanda Pillar

Bree Brigand’s quest for the truth starts when she learns everything she knows is a lie.
Rogue by Savannah Verte

An island of secrets, a lifetime of anguish, one epic homecoming.
Hexing Hearts by Alyssa Drake

“I don’t know what you’ve heard about me, but I’m not in that sort of business. I’m a concierge, not a concubine!”
Dragons Curvy Concierge by Mychal Daniels

Magic doesn’t bind you to a dragon without a reason.
Credence – Moon Dragons by Decadent Kane

“Tristan had other women grace his bed, but none quite like this one. He had to hand it to whomever had delivered her to him, she definitely was Satan in a beautiful, Sunday hat.”
Kiss of the Fallen by Kharma Kelley

Pan leans down against me and whispers against my cheek, “Tears of a goddess.” His deep, riveting whisper is tantalizing. Qualm tickles under my skin with his admiration. “Forgive me, but I’m finding your tears utterly captivating.”
Selene by Shelique Lize

Dealing with vampires and demons? Piece of cake. Dealing with the ex he still loves? Not so easy…
One Last Lullaby by Kallysten

I felt the angry witch’s curse spreading through my body as if a million icy fingers were taking root under my skin. I was doomed.
Lust by Liz Gavin

“One tiny spell and Samantha’s on the run for her life.”
Witch Playground by Isis Pierce

A wolf’s love is forever…and so is the bond of the pack.
Frozen Soul by Catherine Banks

The darkness will consume them if they don’t face it together.
Taste Of Darkness by Catherine Vale


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cimmerian Shade Boxed Set Author Feature: Isis Pierce

Get ready for 22 doses of hot, heart-pumping romance from the darkside with heroes and heroines to keep you turning the pages! Grab this 24-author set now for only 99 pennies! This is a limited edition, and the steal-of-a-price is for a limited time featuring stories from award winning, bestselling authors. 

For your reading pleasure, we'll be featuring each author with a story of her choice for the next few weeks. Some will include interviews, and all will include excerpts. Today's featured author is Isis Pierce.

Back her in a corner and she'll give you hell.

When Samantha Smith agreed to cast a spell to sneak her friend Sassy into the hottest paranormals’ club in Vegas, she never thought she’d actually get caught. Now she’s facing a trial and the possibility of losing everything—including her magic, and maybe even her life. To get out of legal trouble, she might have to sleep with a vampire or go to hell with a bounty hunter. Maybe both. And that’s a whole new kind of trouble.

She needed to find her cousin, Mystic. She already knew about the Sassy disaster and Samantha’s night with the vampire. She could stay with her while she figured out why a man that looked like a serial killer was asking about her.

  The magical community has a survival saying, “Two is one and 

one is none.” Which basically meant by herself Samantha was 

fucked. With her cousin, she was safer than alone in a potentially 

unfriendly situation.

Potential kitten killer classified as a hostile fucking situation. She 

was screwed.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

"The Doctor's Daughters" by Chris Kalyta


The War of 1812 has cooled off, however Captain Lawrence Orr and Miss Abigail Aimes have new problems.  Abigail's father is determined that Lawrence has no future and is not deserving of his eldest daughter, and has forbidden the two to even speak much less wed.  While Doctor Aimes has another suitor lined up for Abigail, the flirtatious Barbara Aimes is set on bringing her sister and the man that she, too, loves together.  And, while this drama plays out, a sinister figure lurks nearby and spies for the Americans, in preparation for another invasion of Upper Canada.  Can Captain Orr discover the spy before he kills again?  Can Abigail and Captain Orr find a way to overcome her father's prejudices?  Or will the spy add Abigail to his list of victims and then lead the Americans across the Niagara River and to victory?  This sequel to The Doctor's Daughter is an adult adventure and romance for readers who are 18+.


“You have been a foolish girl,” chided Abigail, as the two sisters slipped quietly into the kitchen.  The elder sister refused to look Barbara in the eye.  The room was very orderly and freshly cleaned, which was no surprise to the younger Aimes sister.  Abigail, she thought, never had so much as one light brown hair out of place, even at the worst of times.
“I have?”  Barbara’s mouth dropped open in surprise at her elder sibling’s admonishment.  She removed her travelling cloak and set it over a chair, then pushed a wayward strand of blonde hair back under her bonnet.  With a roll of her eyes, Abigail picked up the discarded cloak.  “No,” stated Barbara, “’tis my cloak so let me dispose of it.”
Abigail watched in wonder as her younger sister actually performed a household chore without the need for repeated chiding beforehand.  While tucking a cloak away in the wardrobe was a simple task, Barbara had sat idle for years while the elder Aimes sister had done all the family’s cleaning and cooking.
“What cause have you to chide me for being a foolish girl...” Barbara’s voice dropped off as she realized what she was saying.  “I mean, sister, what recent act have I done that makes you think I am foolish.”
“You seduced him!” hissed the elder sister.  She tugged at her own light brown hair and still would not look Barbara in the eye.
“I admitted this much to you before I departed to collect Father.  Lawrence would make any woman an ideal husband, so you have no reason to label me a fool simply because I used what tools I have to lure him.  And, as you well know, I had thought he had feelings for me and I,” she raised her chin, “...I did as I saw fit to establish a happy future for myself.”  Then she nodded at her sister, for emphasis.
“A courtship does not begin with premarital intimacy!”
Barbara’s eyes flashed.  “If you have not taken advantage of my absence these last two days, sister, then I will call you a fool to your face.  As I informed you: I was leaving the two of you in seclusion so you would become better acquainted.”
“Better acquainted?” Abigail stuttered, then grabbed a pot from the stove and headed outside through the rear door of the house.  Barbara followed her, then worked the pump for her sister — again to Abigail’s surprise.
“You have availed yourself of the opportunity, have you not Abigail?  Lawrence’s heart was always yours, even when he and I briefly thought it belonged to me.”  Abigail did not respond to the question.  “Oh!  You call me fool, yet I have charted my course and set my sails whilst you busied yourself baking cookies and worrying over the larder!  Why could you not cast yourself on the wild seas and live?  Must you always be so proper?  So obedient?”
“Your maps are faulty and lead you to an end you shall not like!” countered Abigail.
“At least I live!  Sister, why could you not have taken him in your arms and enjoyed what time you were given?  Don’t you know that we have but a fleeting time on this mortal world?  We have heard so often enough in that boring old church!  Lawrence lives and breathes, and he was here, alone with you in our home all night, yet you cowered on your bed with your sheets pulled over your head!”
“I did not cower in my bed...” Abigail whispered.
“Then you did...!”  Barbara released the pump handle, tightened her hands into fists and spun on the spot.  “Oh, you finally cast aside fear and doubt, and took a plunge!”
The elder Aimes sister remembered her fear, her uncertainty, and then her heathen pleasure at the intimacies she had shared with Lawrence during the night. Momentarily, she was lost in the recollection of his firm hands guiding and caressing her, his lips brushing against her shoulder, her neck, and her back.  The act had been like nothing she had ever imagined, and lying in his arms afterward had surely felt like Heaven itself.  “We should not talk of this!”
“Oh, but we must!”  Barbara reached out and took her sister’s hands in hers.  “Everyone is so fussy about such things.  You must tell me everything!  And then we’ll compare...”
 “...AND I SHALL NOT COUNTENANCE YOUR ADMISSION TO THIS HOUSE AGAIN!” shouted Doctor Aimes from inside the house, interrupting their conversation.
The two sisters stared at each other in shock, and then hurried back into their home.  The front door slammed shut, and they rushed through the house to find their enraged father struggling to light his pipe by the fireplace, his hands shaking.
“Father!  What has become of Lawrence?” demanded Abigail.
“Captain Orr,” Barbara reminded her sister as discretely as she could.
“That man shall not have entry into this house again, nor shall you speak with him!  I forbid it!”
“Father...!” begged Abigail.
Doctor Aimes growled in fury.  Then, his eyes softened as he looked into Abigail’s face.  “Captain Orr dared to ask me for your hand, Abigail.  If I had only been here to protect you against such men!”  He began pacing.
“What slight has he offered?” asked Abigail, quietly.  Barbara knew her sister was submitting to her father’s will and she felt a cold chill.
“That penniless officer could offer you no real future, Abigail.”  The doctor turned to Barbara and pointed his pipe at her.  “Mark my words both of you!  A Captain’s salary may seem like a gold mine while you wear a maiden’s bonnet, but it’s a pittance once the war has ended.  And if he were to be slain in battle, you would have next to nothing Abigail.”
“Father,” began Abigail, “Captain Orr has more to offer than...”
“My mind is made up, Abigail!”

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fantastic Fall Giveaway

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Monday, September 4, 2017

September Free For All and Giveaway

Happy Labor Day and Happy Monday!

Welcome to the September FREE For All  Giveaway Event September 4-8!

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Thank you for being loyal readers! To show their appreciation, your favorite authors have come together to offer a book for FREE. Download one or all. Maybe you'll find your next favorite author.

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Our Romance Authors are offering over 35 books... 

Most of them are FREE for a limited time. It's just our way of thanking our loyal readers. Even better, we've pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! Enter to win a Kindle and Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media. Here's the link to the September FREE for All Giveaway: http://lovekissedbookbargains.com/2017/09/01/8854/

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday News: Winners and Team #BandGeek

We're having a back to school Facebook hop and it started today! 
Click the link above to join 51 authors along the hop. Meet new authors, find great reads, and most of all, have fun! In addition to the main prizes, some of us also have individual giveaways going during the hop.

New Release Giveaway Winners
Thank you to everyone who entered. Winners of my recent giveaways, the VIP Readers' Club exclusive, and the "Outreach" & Cimmerian Shade" giveaways have been contacted. Here are their names:

VIP Readers' Club exclusive
Jodi H.
James R.
Amy S. 

"Outreach" & "Cimmerian Shade"
Rose B.
Katie B.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Cimmerian Shade Boxed Set Author Feature: Liz Gavin

Get ready for 22 doses of hot, heart-pumping romance from the darkside with heroes and heroines to keep you turning the pages! Grab this 24-author set now for only 99 pennies! This is a limited edition, and the steal-of-a-price is for a limited time featuring stories from award winning, bestselling authors. 

For your reading pleasure, we'll be featuring each author with a story of her choice for the next few weeks. Some will include interviews, and all will include excerpts. Today's featured author is Liz Gavin.

One night of passion

Clara Hervaux wants to go back to New Orleans and celebrate Halloween with Marcel at Club Desire. But things are complicated now that the movie star is the target of some crazy fan who’s been threatening her. How can she ditch the bodyguards that follow her around? Is it safe to go there alone? Will she be able to keep her escapades at the club as a secret? Or will she disappoint her favorite ghost and fail to spend Halloween night with him this year?

Sprawled on a big, soft couch, I was reading some kinky novel in the library, my favorite room of the house. Henry stormed in and threw a bunch of sheets of paper on my lap. They were covered in words and letters cut-out from magazines and newspapers, which made them look like something out of an old-fashioned, film noir flick. You know, those classic black and white films where some Bogart-looking actor plays an anti-hero, usually a cynical private detective. He’s approached by a mysterious femme fatale who wishes to hire him either to find out who’s after her or to help her get rid of someone. 
“What’s that, sweetie? The studio head’s idea of a clever pitch for a remake? Or did the printer break down?”
“Very funny, Clara. They’re the letters I’ve told you about. There’s a new one every day. Sometimes two. We should go to the police.”
“Nonsense! Forget about them.”
“I can’t. You’re in danger.”
“You’re overreacting. I’m not in danger. Throw them away. Burn them. I don’t care what you do, just get rid of these letters. They don’t mean anything.”
“But, they say they’ll take you away. They go into a lot of details about what they’ll do to you once they get you. I must confess I have nightmares about some of them. We can’t sit on our hands and do nothing.”
I grabbed a few of them, skimmed them over and showed them to my overzealous assistant.
“Here, darling, look. They say they’ll teach me a lesson because I’m a slut who ruined George Clooney’s marriage. You know I didn’t wreck George’s marriage in real life. My character had an affair with his character in a damn movie. Why would I worry about these letters, for crying out loud? They’re a load of crap.”
“Because whoever is writing them is clearly insane, that’s why. There’s no need to be afraid of mentally healthy people.”
I petted the couch beside me. After hesitating for a couple of seconds, Henry sat beside me and I ran a hand over his muscled thigh.
“Relax, will you?” I kept stroking his leg as I spoke softly in his ear. “I’m not afraid of this lunatic. I don’t want to lose my precious freedom over something so ridiculous. And that’s what’s going to happen if Peter finds out about these threats, you know.”
I kissed his neck before tracing his ear with the tip of my tongue. He shivered, but went on talking, although his voice sounded throaty.
“As your manager, that is his job. Besides, I saw somebody following us in a tinted-glass SUV the other day.”
Henry’s breath was choppy by then, which was an excellent sign, since I had been trailing soft, open-mouthed kisses up and down his neck, along his tightly set jaw. I nibbled his earlobe while he stroked my inner thigh, under my short skirt, until he reached its top.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Game of Thrones Favorites: Dragons and Direwolves, of course!

Who are my favorite Game of Thrones characters? The animals, of course! This is a post of videos because there's no better way to tell you why I love them so, but I have to say that I hate the way they've shortened the 2 final seasons. Tonight is the Season 7 finale, and that means a long wait for the final short season. 

I have a plan, though. I'll watch from the beginning...again, skip past the parts where the animals get hurt since I know all too well exactly when those moments are coming now, and hopefully that will feed my possibly unhealthy addiction to this unbelievably fulfilling fantasy drama with a little something for everyone.

They could have done a lot more with the direwolves, but they're still fabulous.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pre-order Giveaway: "Pretty Reckless" by Jane Anthony

Addiction: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
Love: feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone)

Amazing how two words with vastly different definitions can have the same adverse effect on the spirit. I may be an addict, but I’m no longer foolhardy enough to be addicted to one man. No, this girl finds her comfort in thirst quenching liquid -- it dulls the pain caused by tainted love. True love may exist, but not for me.

Reckless: without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action

The guy I used to be is a distant memory. I left him in the past, vowing never to be that man again. But never say never, right? This time, I became him out of need. Need for her. She only let me in assuming I enjoyed being on the outside, at arm’s length. But the more I fight the desire brewing in my veins, the harder she is to resist.

Wrong for each other, but carved from the same stone.
He is my rock.
She is my air.
But rocks shatter, and if you get high enough, air becomes unbreathable.
No matter how good it might seem, getting wrapped up in each other is pretty reckless.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cimmerian Shade Boxed Set: 22 UF Tales From 24 Award-Winning, Best-Selling Authors

Get ready for 22 doses of hot, heart-pumping romance from the darkside with heroes and heroines to keep you turning the pages! Each tale is sexy, unique, and action- packed. Grab this 24-author set now for only 99 pennies! This is a limited edition, and the steal-of-a-price is for a limited time featuring stories from award winning, bestselling authors. 

"What Lies Within Us" - USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Authors Kiki Howell and Gina Kincade

"Transcendence" - USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Grieve

"Torch Song" - International Bestselling Author Lashell Collins

"Ethereal Witness" - USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author Angelica Dawson

"Love Story Of A Reaper" - International Bestselling Author Elvira Bathory

"Burning Midnight" - USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author Erzabet Bishop

"With This Heart" - International Bestselling Author Red L. Jameson

"Saltwater Siren" - USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author Muffy Wilson

"Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast" - Amazon Bestselling and Award Winning Author Dariel Raye

"Rose Tears" - Award Winning Author Amanda Pillar

"Rogue" - USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author Author Savannah Verte

"Hexing Hearts" - Award Winning Author Alyssa Drake

International Bestselling Author Mychal Daniels

"Credence: Moon Dragons" - USA Today Bestselling Author Decadent Kane

"Kiss Of The Fallen" - Award Winning Author Kharma Kelley

"Selene" - Shelique Lize

"The Demons Age: One Last Lullaby" - USA Today Bestselling Author Kallysten

"Lust" - International Bestselling Author Liz Gavin

"Witch Playground" - USA Today Bestselling Author Isis Pierce

"Frozen Soul" - Catherine Banks

"Taste Of Darkness" - NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Catherine Vale

"His Ordinary Kiss" - USA Today Bestselling Author Heather Marie Adkins & Amazon Bestselling Author Felicia Beasley