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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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fun With Taxes

This week, I've got taxes on my mind, so thought I'd share the excitement with you :-) Hope you enjoy this quick, 200-words maximum flash!

Tax Preparation
Quiet. Everyone else is gone for the day. Black is too obvious. No, no black for this one. I’ve done my research and his favorite color is blue. I press my nose to my wrist – Cool Water for Women. Mmm. I smell so damn good I wanna fuck myself!

Courage is fickle, flies away as quickly as she landed. Powder blue lace thong with matching bra, silk stockings, electric blue wrap dress hugs my figure to perfection, navy blue stiletto sling-backs, hair loosely pinned so heavy ringlets of dark auburn can drop and bounce at the small of my back in seconds, oh, and I almost forgot – my tiny Fukuoko butterfly clipped to my thong in just the right spot to graze my vulva and clit sporadically, adds a healthy flush.

I grab my files and prance down the hall to his office, my little butterfly adding just the right swivel to my full hips, that zing traveling outward from my center like electrified tentacles. I can’t wait to wrap my legs around his waist, toss his glasses away, and...well, I'm sure your imagination can fill in the rest.

Tap, tap. “You still up for doing my taxes?” I ask, then smile as I push the door open. His shirt is open, pants nowhere to be found, lips quirked up, and hair unkempt in his supreme nerd fashion that nearly stops my heart. 

Looks like he’s prepared to do more than my taxes. Guess we both had the same thing in mind.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Binge Watcher Files: "Shannara Chronicles"

Based on Terry Brooks' acclaimed novel series, "Sword of Shannara," "The Shannara Chronicles" starts out with the heroine, Amberle, a young elf competing for a prized position among her people, to become a member of the order of the chosen. She crosses paths with a human thief, or rogue as she's called in the series, Eretria, who seems to only think of herself, and eventually meets up with the hero, Wil, a good-hearted if naive halfling (half elf, half human), who possesses a magical stone, but hasn't yet learned how to wield his powers. Life hangs in the balance as ominous portents of the coming of Apocalyptic evil become undeniable. Each time a leaf falls from the sacred tree within the elves territory, a demon is released to walk the Earth. 

A cinematic masterpiece with sweeping landscapes and epic special effects, "The Shannara Chronicles" is a world where elves, humans, trolls, dwarfs, gnomes, and demons reside, each with often competing goals. Throughout the series, the three main characters are the focus, but a number of other prominent characters join them in the fight against evil. One of my favorite supporting characters is Allanon, a rare druid with incredible magical powers, played by the sexy Manu Bennett.

Currently, there are 2 seasons available on Netflix as the series 'shops' for a new home. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Not By Chance: Chance Series" by J. Bliss

There’s something mesmerizing about twenty-four year old Andrew Rodd in this page turner, love story…and it’s worth taking a chance!
Sexy and romantic, he captures the attention of twenty-two year old Jasmine Chance from the moment she sees him at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. He's the breathtaking billionaire asking for a kiss while Jasmine is supposed to be focusing on her new start after graduation.
Drew is infatuated with Jasmine and wants her in his life despite her childhood trauma standing in his way. He is determined to have her and has to find out why Jasmine is desperate to escape her past in order to convince her to start a new beginning with him.

Friday, February 16, 2018

20 Shades of Shifter Boxed Set

20 Shades of Shifter is a limited edition collection of new and exclusive paranormal romance novels guaranteed to suck you in from page one.

A shape-shifting dragon must win over his reluctant mate and stop Jack the Ripper. A Fae trucker becomes allies with an MC member when trying to deliver magical motorcycles to the Fae Queen. A wolf shifter is held captive in a human research lab where he is tortured until he meets one sexy scientist. An angel risked it all to steal the elixir of life and save his mortal love’s life and over two millennia later must get her to remember she once loved an angel. These stories and many more are included in this steamy, hot collection.

Don’t wait to read this set. It is only out for a short time before it will be gone forever!

Demelza Carlton 
Evelyn Lederman 
ML Guida 
Aidy Award 
David Adams & Alica Knight
Sascha Illyvich 
Lynn Best 
Lilly Cain 
Vonnie Davis 
Brenda Trim and Tami Julka
Nina Croft 
K.L. Bone 
N.D. Jones
Kailin Gow
Moxie North

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Special: "Dai's Dark Valentine" is only $0.99 For a Limited Time

Only $0.99 for a limited time!

She has enough love to warm his cynical heart, he has enough dark power to destroy everything and everyone in reach. To save her, he might just have to use it.

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.

New release: "Forbidden Attraction" by Siera London

Forbidden means denied, not allowed, but...Sarah wants him anyway.

Forbidden Attraction by Siera London released today!! 

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Interview Between Rachelle Ayala and Torin from “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”

 Interview Between Rachelle Ayala and Torin
from “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”

Rachelle: It’s a pleasure to meet you, Torin. Thank you for agreeing to meet with--

Torin: (interrupting, still standing) Yeah. Dariel asked me to come by and answer some questions. What’s this about?

Rachelle: Oh, well I’m an author, and a friend of Dariel’s, so she just thought it would be nice if I had a chance to meet you and ask you a few things. Would you mind sitting--?

Torin: (frowning, and interrupting again) And again, I ask, what’s this about? Dariel knows I don’t have time to waste sitting around talking. (turns to leave)

Rachelle: (starts to stand) Wait! I won’t keep you long. I just want you to answer a few questions. If I’m a friend of Dariel’s I can’t be all bad.

Torin: Well that remains to be seen, but go ahead. What do you want to know?

Rachelle: Okay. If you don’t mind, I’ll just get right to the point. Tell me about yourself. How did you become interested in forensic science?

Torin: I’m pretty good at sniffing things out, but I don’t like to be around a lot of people.

Rachelle: Oh. Okay. Dariel tells me you have quite a bit of land. How did you acquire it?

Torin: We’ve always lived on the land. Until about 60 years ago, we had even more, but people started killing without reason as if they had a right to wipe us off the earth just so they could live more extravagantly and take up even more space. Disgusting. Yeah, I inherited it.

Rachelle: Well, let’s lighten things up a bit. Do you have any hobbies in your spare time? What do you enjoy doing?

Torin: Don’t have much spare time, but I like some computer games. You know the kind that relax your mind because all you need is good hand/eye coordination. Other than that, I run a lot to relax.

Rachelle: Do you foresee a family, children in your future?

Torin: (frowns) What kind of question is that? Who sits around thinking about shit like that? It happens, it happens. I’m just trying to live. I try not to waste time dreaming about a certain kind of life.

Rachelle: I understand you met Stephanie because you needed a lawyer. What was your first impression of her?

Torin: (chuckles) I thought she was an uppity little female who acted like she was above everybody else.

Rachelle: So, has your opinion of her changed any?

Torin: You gotta admit she’s a snob and she’s got a damn rule for everything. Nah, my opinion hasn’t changed much because I was right from the beginning.

Rachelle: So, what do you think is going to happen between the two of you?

Torin: (spears hand through his unruly dark hair) Like I said a moment ago, I don’t have time for dreaming or hoping.

Rachelle: So, if you did dream, sounds like Stephanie might be one of the stars. Am I--?

Torin: (stands abruptly) Haven’t you asked enough questions? I’ve got things to do.

Rachelle: (stands, hand extended) Oh, certainly. Thank you. This has been interesting.

Torin: (leans forward to shake her hand and glances at notebook. Frowns, shakes his head and leaves).

 “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”

When greedy land developers set their sights on Dark Sentinel land, Torin turns to attorney Stephanie Bates for help, but she’ll need his protection to stay alive long enough to save his land.

Real estate lawyer, Stephanie Bates, has risen to the top of her field through meticulous sacrifice and goal setting. She has no time for distractions – and that includes pets, messy relationships, and loose ends.

Torin DuMont is a forensic scientist who chose the profession to avoid dealing with people as much as possible. Raised by a stepfather who hated him, he’s been forced to live a life of solitude, fueled by anger and distrust. When wolves and shifters start turning up dead, Torin must battle an enemy bent on destroying those he was born to protect. His greatest challenge, however, is Attorney Bates and the surprising effect she has on his heart.

Friday, February 2, 2018


From Shani Greene-Dowdell, the author of the highly acclaimed Breathless: In Love with an Alpha Billionaire series, comes a fiery, heartfelt novel about a woman following her dream to open a restaurant, who finds out the CEO of the only bank willing to finance her is man who broke her heart. 
Pamelon Jackson 
I had a full-blown love affair with Lyle Walker when I was in high school. It was just a puppy love that turned out to be one-sided with me being on the wrong side of the coin. Somewhere deep inside of me I felt he loved me. There was something in his eyes that told what he wasn’t ready to share with the world. None of that matters now. Our love is lost and cannot be earned again. 

Lyle Walker
By ruining her, I became undone. When Nate asked me why Pamelon was following me around senior year, I should have punched him in the jaw. It was a sad existence to love her and not have the nerve to show it because I was worried about what everyone would say, especially my parents. That was the boy Lyle Walker. Not the full-blooded man, ready to do whatever it takes to earn my woman back, including opening the vaults to my bank and my heart.

Shani Green-Dowdell


Shani Greene-Dowdell is a wife, mother of three, grandmother to two awesome tots, and has worked 18 years as a medical transcriptionist. Shani enjoys weaving words of romantic fiction and suspense and has written her way into a new reality as a full-time writer. It all started with a Black Expressions subscription back in 2004. Shani burst open the first shipment like it was Christmas Eve and soaked in the soulful and riveting stories of Kimberla Lawson, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Zane, Darrien Lee, and too many other greats to name. Inside of great storylines is where her zest for storytelling was born. She completed her first book, Keepin’ It Tight, and self-published it in 2007. To date, Shani has 20 books to her credit in Interracial Romance, Erotica, and Urban genres. 

You can find Shani Greene-Dowdell at her website: www.shanigreenedowdell.com or email her anytime to chat books at shanibooks@gmail.com.