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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Monday, October 15, 2018

Wings of the Wicked: 25 Urban Fantasy Page-Turners


Wickedly Dangerous and Sinfully Seductive. 

Indulge in 25 breathtaking adventures of dangerous worlds where the lines blur between saints and sinners. 

Come meet the creatures that fuel your every lust filled nightmare, where angels are not always encased in a light of righteousness and demons are not always dealing in all manner of debauchery. Where you might just end up rooting for the bad guy... 

If you like demonic games, angelic interventions, and thrilling temptations, you'll love this urban fantasy and paranormal romance collection of twisted proportions in Wings of the Wicked. 

Secure your copy today! 


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JC755FK/



With stories from: 

Rebecca Hamilton 
Charlene A. Wilson 
Dariel Raye 
Muffy Wilson 
Carolyn Reilly 
Kim Carmichael 
J.R. Thorn 
Lynda Kaye Frazier 
Lexi C. Foss 
Ravenna Tate 
Maddie Wade 
LaVerne Thompson 
Shereen Vedam 
Colleen S. Myers 
Ditter Kellen 
RS McCoy 
K.B. Ladnier 
Amara Kent 
Erin Lee 
Erica Gerald Mason 
Zachary Paul Chopchinski 
Drea Shane 
Nichole Riley 
N.K. Stackhouse 
Amy Cissell 
Leona Bushman 
Betty Shreffler 
Khardine Gray 
J.N. Tomzcak

Friday, September 21, 2018

New Release: "The Boss" by Abigail Owen



The Boss
(Fire’s Edge #1)
By Abigail Owen
The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn…
Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.
Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.
Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.
Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive…

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Book Info:
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Amara
Author: Abigail Owen
Cover Art: KAM Designs
Page Count: 350
Word Count: 90k
Release Date: 9/24/2018
Steam Rating: Hot

Free Prequel Short Story
Get an early start on the series with a prequel short story to the Fire’s Edge series. “The Mate” will be available for FREE via all retailers 9/17.

Preorder:
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Praise for The Boss:
✭✭✭✭✭ Abigail Owen is a rising star in paranormal romance!  Her dragons are sexy, suspenseful, and smoking hot--an electrifying new series. ~NY Times Bestselling Author Alyssa Day

✭✭✭✭✭ Paranormal romance doesn't get much better than The Boss. A sexy shifter hero, a spunky, no-nonsense heroine, heart-clenching emotion, and worldbuilding at its best. This story nearly set my Kindle on fire. Bring on the next book cause I can't wait! ~USA Today & National Bestselling Author Anna J. Stewart

✭✭✭✭✭ It is an excellent start to the new Fire's Edge series.  Abigail Owen has a best-seller series on her hands with this one. ~Moonshine’s Corner


Excerpt 
No way was she misinterpreting the need reflecting back at her.
Say it, she silently urged. Too proud to beg out loud. Do something.
“What do you want, Finn?” she repeated.
Please.
He tipped his head down, though his gaze remained on her, but the light in those blue depths shifted, turning from banked need, held ruthlessly in check, to a possessiveness that drew her body into aching awareness.
He pulled lightly on her wrist, drawing her across what had been an impassable chasm of space, until she was flush against his hard body. His other hand came under the fall of her hair to rest against her neck.
She didn’t look away, not even as he lowered his head, his movement agonizingly slow. His mouth only a whisper from hers, he stopped.
“You,” he said. “I want you.”
Finally. She had no idea if she closed the distanced between their lips or if he did. She only knew that she was getting exactly what she wanted.
Sensation forced her eyes closed as the heat of him seeped into her skin, her body flushing with it, swamping her senses. Their tongues tangled, his mouth hard and urgent against hers, like he couldn’t get enough, like he needed to possess her. The speed of her body’s reaction was so fast, so immediate, that she went dizzy with the need, like looking over the edge of a terrifying drop.
She was too out of her element, too out of control, but she didn’t want to stop. She wanted more.
He released her wrist, wrapping his arm around her waist, her softness yielding to his hard body as he held her closer. At the same time, he loosened his grip on her neck, brushing over the sensitive skin at her nape with his fingers.
Shards of electricity zapped from that simple touch directly to her core, which throbbed in response. At the same time, warmth from that touch spread through her on a wave of a feeling akin to total acceptance. Like this was where she was supposed to be. A low moan dragged from her mouth as he lifted her, just enough that it put him in complete control. He slipped a thigh between her legs, then pressed her down.
Holy hell.
Delaney leaned into him, her body softening into his, attuned to what his wicked hands and lips were doing to her even as her heart beat fast has hummingbird’s wings just to be in his arms. She arched into him, moving against him with a moan.
His hand slid under her shirt and he brushed against the sensitive flesh at her waist, his skin warm against hers. Which only made her want more skin.
With eager hands, she tugged at his black t-shirt, breaking their kisses only long enough to pull it over his head. Then she allowed her hands to roam, to feel the rigid strength in his body, loving the heat of him, the bourbon and Coke smell of him.
A shudder shook his body. “I want you.” He paused, then said something else under his breath. Something like, “More than I should let myself.” But then his lips were back on hers, addling her senses and taking over her mind.
A bellow rent the air and jerked Delaney out of the oblivion of pleasure where she floated. She snapped her head up, breaking the kiss to listen. Another sound that she could only classify as a roar broke the stillness.
“What was that?” she asked. Fear, rather than need, had her heart tripping over itself inside her chest. “It sounds like a…wounded animal.”
Finn gave a low rumble that sounded more like a warning growl than anything a human would make, and her heart slammed into high gear. Slowly, dread pulling at her, she turned her head to look directly at him.
To encounter eyes ablaze. Not figuratively. Literally ablaze. Blue flames consumed his irises.
What the hell? Panic spiked inside her, and her breath came out in short, sharp bursts, speeding up as she absorbed what she was seeing.
Adrenaline joined the fear and she shoved his chest. Hard.
She must’ve surprised him, because Finn released her, stumbling back a few paces. She managed to keep her feet under her, then scrambled back, trying not to trip over any rocks in her path.
He held up his hands. “Delaney, don’t—”
She did the only thing she could. She ran.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Dark Opius: A Cursed Angel Watchtower Novel" Excerpt


Now Available in Paperback
Gabriel had impassively watched ceremonies like this many times as an archangel, but experiencing it in human form was very different. As much as he wanted to relinquish his role as watcher and protector for a short time, he couldn’t help taking notice of everything around them, including people who appeared to be out of place.

One such man caught his attention. Dressed in all black, including a tie, which very few men had worn since the rift, the man appeared to be of means despite his eyepatch, and he clapped heartily each time Narsaé received an award. In fact, his gaze never seemed to stray from her. Gabriel received awards for academic achievement and a trophy for being voted most likely to succeed, and Narsaé received several others, including most talented, for her art, and best sense of humor. He felt a measure of personal pride each time her name was called, but kept a watchful eye on Narsaé’s unexpected admirer.

Gabriel had become accustomed to Narsaé drawing nearly every man’s attention, for she became more and more beautiful as time passed. The only obstacle to the approach of their classmates and others alike was their unprovoked fear of him. However, there was something different about the man with the eyepatch. There was no light in him.

“Most popular senior female award goes to Narsaé Wallace.”
The rest of the class clapped as Narsaé sauntered up to the stage to receive her award.

Gabriel wasn’t surprised by Narsaé’s popularity, but when his name was called to receive the most popular senior male award, surprise overtook him and he hesitated before joining Narsaé on the stage.

Elated, Narsaé leapt into his arms and kissed him in front of everyone, a kiss reserved for lovers as she slipped her tongue into his mouth and melded her body against him. The sensation of her curves pressed against his hardness robbed him of sight and sound, lightening his burden of constant watchfulness so completely he forgot they were not alone. Narsaé seemed to do the same until…

“Miss Wallace and Mr. Warner! Stop that at once!” The school principal tugged at Narsaé, attempting to pull her away. It took Gabriel several seconds before he realized he himself was holding her in place, making it impossible for anyone to take her away from him. He immediately let her go, and his hearing and sight returned just in time to be greeted by the roaring applause and whistles from their classmates, as well as a standing ovation.

The next few moments were bittersweet in their significance and inevitability. He saw his reflection in Narsaé’s eyes, dark with intensity, sadness, and resolve as her breathing slowed to match his. The forbidden line had been crossed, and she knew it. The most frightening thing was he wanted her as much as she wanted him.

Gabriel reached over and gently took Narsaé’s hand. They made their way between the rows of their cheering classmates. Before they reached their seats, Gabriel pointedly made eye contact with the man in the suit and eyepatch, but the man looked away within milliseconds. Gabriel did notice, though, that he was no longer clapping. This abrupt change in behavior gave him away, revealing at least part of his agenda regarding Narsaé.

Narsaé was quiet the remainder of the event, something she seldom was, but Gabriel noticed the meticulous care with which she organized and collected her many awards and belongings when they prepared to leave. Her motives were obvious to him. She was doing everything she could to avoid making eye contact with him.



Monday, July 23, 2018

"Dark Opius" A Cursed Angel Watchtowers Novel

 

One passionate decision can be hell for an archangel.

Gabriel’s mission from God was simple. At least that’s what he thought, until Helen Warner, his charge, loses her husband in the cataclysmic disaster perpetuated by Asmodeus, the ruthless demon of lust. Unable to stand by and watch while Helen plummets, losing her faith and her will to live, Gabriel defies the rules that have governed his entire existence and plunges to earth with no regard for the consequences.

Problem? Intervening without God’s permission sets him on a dangerous course rife with deadly distractions and pitfalls, and now, his immortal soul hangs in the balance. His life becomes even more complicated when he befriends Narsaé, a beautiful, powerful, yet untrained force in her own right.

Pitted against Asmodeus and his army of demons, unexpected human emotions—jealousy, doubt, even love—threaten his most basic beliefs. Gabriel must protect those he has come to love and unite the warring factions against their common enemy, Asmodeus, while controlling the foreign, often debilitating emotions that torment him.

Can Gabriel save their home, all the besieged residents, and Watchtower 11, sending Asmodeus and his army of demons to a fiery Hell? Failure means certain death for all.

But Gabriel must face an even more difficult challenge than war and death—will he risk Heaven, immortality, and his very soul for the love of Narsaé?

Excerpt

Few people owned or drove their own vehicles anymore. Most made their commutes through air shuttles, free transportation services for people who worked at least twenty-hours a week. The air shuttles zipped through the air on hidden railways, commissioned and supported by the national government’s alliance with major advertisers.

“We interrupt this broadcast with an emergency message from—” The announcer’s voice was abruptly cut off by more static, heavier this time.

“Wonder what’s going on now?” James asked.

“No telling. Always something. I don’t know what this world is coming to.”

Helen closed her eyes, unconcerned about the interruption. Enjoying riding with the top down in their long, antique Chevy convertible, she reminisced about her life with James. It seemed only yesterday they had met at the small teachers’ college in Gainesville. She had been in the middle of a heated argument with a chauvinistic male classmate who did not believe a woman should be head of the athletic department. Her classmate was slowly backing down, but she would never forget the way James stood beside her with his muscular arms folded, quiet yet protective.

Her smile broadened as she considered the many changes that had taken place in her life. Once married to James, she had set yet another precedent by opening her now-successful sports bar that doubled as a homeless shelter. James assisted her every evening after work except Fridays in the fall and winter months. His Fridays were usually filled coaching high school football games. It was hard to believe thirteen years could pass so quickly.

The couple had been accompanied by static for the last five minutes, but Helen didn’t mind. She was so happy James had suggested the country drive, no destination in mind. She opened her eyes, enjoying the breeze and the closeness of her James, feeling like the luckiest woman in the world. Better yet, she knew she had to be one of the most blessed.

Closing her eyes again, she immersed herself in her own private praise session, but in the middle of her silent prayer of thanks, she heard James’ voice louder than she’d ever heard him yell before. His alarm registered inside her, and a heart-wrenching scream began to explode between her ribs before she could open her eyes to witness what appeared to be Hell opening to devour them. Debris flew at them full force, seemingly in slow motion and from every direction.

Overtaken by dark, violent clouds, she saw the air shuttles and rails fall from the sky, the heavy metal train cars flying helplessly through the air like paper on the wind just before the sun completely disappeared, abandoning them to complete and utter darkness.

Helen heard rubber fighting to maintain position as their large vehicle screeched and turned, trapped in the sudden, ungodly storm. James’ voice crescendoed to summon non-existent assistance, lost in the howling wind, and metal clashed to meld and change form as the car skidded, levitating on a heavy dark cloud. Finally, the car rolled aimlessly, colliding with everything in its path. The last thing she remembered was reaching for James as she called out, “Oh, Lord, please have mercy!”

Helen tried to open her eyes, but they seemed to be welded shut by some unknown force. She could no longer hear James, nor could she feel him. A powerful sense of foreboding overtook her, causing her normally strong heart to palpitate wildly. Someone else was there, had been there through the storm. She heard the whispers that seemed to emanate from a source connected to her heart. “Be quiet. Be still. It is out of your control, and all will work out as it should.” The voice was not one, but two—male and female speaking as one—as if unsure which would comfort her most.

 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon by Sky Purington





Viking Ancestors: Rise of the Dragon

Series Overview

Long before the dawn of time on Midgard, or Middle Earth, war raged on the fiery world of Múspellsheimr. Dominant, restless creatures that were half man, half dragon forever struggled for more power. Two factions rose above the rest, crushing their opponents until none rivaled them but one another. Of equal strength and might, they fought for hundreds of years until the great serpent Níðhöggr met his end in the jaws of his double-headed rival. As he lay dying, the mighty dragon used the last of his magic to ensure his lineage would not be extinguished but resurrected by a dark prophecy. In his need for vengeance, Níðhöggr cursed his enemy, vowing his serpent offspring would someday destroy his nemesis and his descendants. Therefore, he might from the afterlife, at last taste the glory of victory through his ancestors. And so the story goes…



Viking King’s Vendetta
Book One

Taking a few months to reflect on what she truly wants from life, Emily returns to her family home in Winter Harbor, Maine. Yet she should have known her ties with ancient Scandinavia and those with dragon blood would catch up with her. Moreover, that her connection with the man she loves would be impossible to ignore. Something soon proved when he pulls her back in time to tenth century Norway.

Determined to help his people defeat a dark prophecy, Viking Sven Sigdir returns to his homeland to find two regions minus their beloved kings. Leaderless, both clans look to Sven to rule. Though willing to rise up, he must first uncover the root of the prophecy. That means reuniting with the woman who holds his heart and setting forth on a perilous journey.

Sven and Emily navigate not only their feelings for one another but the burgeoning prophecy that might take it all away. Will they be able to conquer their new adversary before it’s too late? Or is this just the beginning of something that will change life as they know it? Join them as they embark on an action-packed adventure ripe with sizzling passion, epic battles, dynamic characters and powerful dragon-shifters.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast" - Excerpt and Giveaway


Dangerous Beauty, Sexy Beast

Drayden saved her life— but her incessant need for vengeance could mean the end of his. 

Thirteen years after the brutal murder of Treva Evers’ entire family, a cloaked stranger shows up just in time to save her from the same fate. When he disappears as quickly as he appeared, she is drawn into an underworld replete with magic and long forgotten customs, a place where nothing is as it seems, including her mysterious savior, and every word or action could result in brutal consequences. 

*Note* 18+ - Contains sexually explicit content. No cliffhangers.



After sipping her last drop of liquid energy, she slipped the coffee mug and prized coffeemaker back into her shoulder bag. In addition to the coffee cup, the pink leather bag held one microwave-safe covered plate, one multi-purpose terra ceramic pan, and a set of stainless steel utensils. The small bag fit neatly into a rollaway with compartments for each category of her necessities, including her 11” laptop with a hidden IP address provided by her benefactor. Since she was always packed for a fast getaway, there was no room in her life for extra baggage of any kind. 
The refrigerator that had come with the furnished apartment remained empty, and with the exception of coffee, a giant Hershey’s chocolate bar, and peanut butter crackers, her white kitchen cabinets simply served as decorative woodwork. She bought fresh produce, prepared her meals each day, and gave whatever leftovers she had to the stray cats and dogs that always seemed to find her no matter where she lived.
Continuing her daily ritual, she pulled the laminated, aged magazine article from a hidden compartment in her bag, sliding her fingers over it reverently. The encapsulated picture of her mother, father, and three brothers always pulled her right back into that moment, a whirlwind of loss, pain, and upheaval, yet she returned to it regularly, as if she needed the reminder:
Renowned archaeologist, Daniel Evers, his wife, Kiswanna, and their three sons, Daniel III, Knight, and Kamau, were found dead in their Pensacola, FL home yesterday at 4:30 p.m. Daniel was known for his contributions to the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and a number of others. Dr. Kiswanna Ungoji Evers gave up a high-level position as a physicist and geologist to start a family. She worked as a librarian. The case is under investigation…
Her favorite ocean sounds CD, also on automatic timer, blared to life, drawing her attention back to the present, and she assumed a scissor-like supine position on the hardwood floor to begin her 60-minute evening drill. She had developed the drill over time to strengthen every muscle and joint in her body. From this position, even her pinky was forced to gain strength and hold its own. 
Treva had always been small in stature, and she’d trained long and hard so every pound would exert more force than its actual weight. She remembered sparring with her older brothers. Treva smiled as she thought about them teasing her. Daniel, the eldest, lovingly called Trey, along with Knight, and Kamau would take turns lifting her upside down with one arm, then force her to free herself from their grips. Later in life, their embarrassing pranks had paid off time and time again, as she had yet to find a situation she couldn’t get out of.
Ignoring stiff muscles, sustained injuries, and groaning sore spots, she allowed the sounds from the CD to take her mind elsewhere. Ever since the day she had returned to find the remains of her family, ripped apart and strewn from one end of their home to the other, the course and purpose of her life had been determined.
Long before the consideration of dreams, desires, or interests, this reality had become hers, and the thought of her quest being over, having choices and possibly finding some semblance of normalcy, left her confused and lost—a lion with no pride, a shell of whomever she was to become.
Without the mission to avenge the massacre of her family, Treva had no purpose.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tamsin Baker




Join author Tamsin Baker as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Fallen." 




I fell in love with an incredible cover of a Fallen Angel with black wings, and holding a sword. The story unfolded from there- and I'm still writing it now! The story in Mystic Realms is the first part of a three part series.





A fallen angel doing time on Earth for his sins has enough on his plate, let alone save a woman with witch-like powers from Demons. Gabrielle needs to earn his way back into Heaven, and the only way to do that is by saving the souls of the Damned. Kadie wants her life to be her own, but with her attraction to Gabriel multiplying by the minute, she may need to give into the basest needs of the flesh. Can Gabe save Kadie from the Demons chasing her, beat the powers of Hell and ultimately save his own soul?





Write what you love and other people will love it too.




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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tigris Eden




Join author Tigris Eden as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "The Warrior's Curse." 




I’m heavily into Mythology and turning into something I’d love to read about. So I did a combination of Angels, Demons, mixed in.




The forces of good and evil continue to rage against each other. In the greatest battle since the war began, one warrior discovers a shocking truth—his destined-mate is alive. Isaiah and Dalila not only struggle with their undeniable attraction but the shocking truth that their pasts collide. As they unlock the key to their survival, it may also just save the world. Our story introduces new types of Paranormal characters that are unique only to us as well as throwing in some lore to keep readers turning the pages.





Believe in your story.





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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tracy Goodwin




Join author Tracy Goodwin as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Cursed." 




I wanted to write a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight, where an introvert has seen movies and read books, yet finds out she is a witch when creatures have already begun hunting her.




Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power. Fighting fate is just the beginning ... Tessa Egan is destined to die! When her powers as a witch are awakened, when she is hunted like so many before her. There is one problem: she doesn't believe in destiny. Fighting for her life, her survival places her on a collision course with a centuries-old conflict between species, a corrupt hierarchy that will do anything to destroy her, and the realization that her past was never what it seemed. A prophecy proclaims she will become the most powerful witch her enemies have ever encountered. The mere promise of such dominance sends legions after her, as she struggles to master her abilities and win a war against forces far more sinister than she. Adding to her already complicated life is a commanding guardian named Alec and his mysterious half-brother, Josh. The Prophecy of the Guardian's Mark claims"Only a Guardian's soulmate can see the Guardian's mark." Why can she can see both Findlay brothers' marks? Why is Josh's the opposite of Alec's, evoking anguish and fear? Who is she fated to love? The future of all rests in their hands as Tessa and the Findlay brothers discover that all species are in peril. Dangerous prophecies. Forbidden love. Limitless power. Fighting fate is just the beginning ...




Learn your craft, work hard, and don't give up. ;)




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