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 28, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Lynn Crain



Join author Lynn Crain as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Avenging Aingeal." 




Just loved Urban Fantasy and wanted to do one with a sci-fi twist.








Bound by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope… Aingeal Cochran is on a mission to save humanity from itself when suddenly she’s staring head-on at her forgotten past. Lukas Everhard must bring her up to speed regarding the real enemy before allowing himself to love her completely. In learning about her past and mission, Aingeal realizes the best is yet to be and she will do anything to protect those she loves. For Lukas, Aingeal is the mission. This is a story about a group, who come to our world to protect us from the bad guys they know are on the way. They come in pairs and only together can they defeat the darkness. Many humans call them angels because they have power over the elements and will use that power to protect Earth. The first story has a little twist because the female from the first pair dies in child birth.



Never give up, never surrender. ~ Galaxy Quest ~ That's my motto. Always go after your dream, continue to learn everything you can about the craft and practice every day to hone your skill.




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Monday, March 26, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Georgia Lyn Hunter



Join author Georgia Lyn Hunter as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Tangled Sin." 




My absolute love for Pride and Prejudice and for all things that go bump in the night. I thought what if I combined the two... Tangled Sin was born.








It's definitely a different take on a demon story. I concentrated more on the love story-- Yep, I'm an hopeless romantic. :) Join Riley & Saia in their tumultuous but epic rollercoaster romance...from the lush green earthly realm to the dark, steamy, and dangerous world of Stygia.



Write what moves you, and write from the heart, then you’ll never stop writing because you’ll love what you create. Join a critique group to better your craft. It takes loads of patience, sweat and tears, but it’s worth it in the end. Most of all, never doubt your ability to create. Your imagination is a powerful tool. And most important, write the kind of book YOU want to read.




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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mystic Realms Excerpt from "Three Days From Hell: Kushiel's Assassin"





Hello there! I hope you're enjoying your weekend. This has been an exceptionally busy month, with "Mystic Realms" only 2-weeks away, and on pre-order right now, we're all hustling to get the word out about it. There are so many great stories in this set, and each one is very different. Believe me, you do not want to miss this one! So, I'll get right to it. This is a short excerpt from my contribution to the set, "Three Days From Hell: Kushiel's Assassin." I'm sharing it in my new Facebook group today, and thought decided to share it with you as well. Let me know what you think in comments.

Excerpt
“Your key.” The manager handed Anitra a small envelope with the keycard. “Suite 333.”

She accepted it and walked to the elevator. She could not help wondering about the sudden glint in the manager’s eyes when he saw the suite number, but decided not to ask. The night had already been strange enough, and she wasn’t sure she wanted an answer. She gathered Rumor and his things and walked away without a word, the added bonus of Ms. Lillian allowing her to charge whatever she needed to the room rendering her speechless.

Anitra smiled as she stepped onto the elevator. Ms. Lillian’s exclusive matchmaking business, “Heaven’s Touch,” was revered and respected by any and everyone with money and power – those who knew about it, that is. No matter how grateful she was, Anitra still hoped to God her benefactor was not trying to hook her up with some clown.

She needed a man’s drama like she needed a bullet in her back a few hours ago. Plus, most men seemed intimidated by her…unless they were trying to kill her, that is. She was a big girl, and she had always been a fighter, but she had never been more frightened than she had been when she smelled the sulfur from that bullet aimed at her. Right now, she was just tired and... lonely. The voice in her head that never seemed to keep silent long enough spoke up. Matchmaking is what she does. Getting hooked up with a man is a hell of a lot better than running for your life.

She blew an errant strand of hair out of her face. As long as there was no one in her room, suite, whatever, waiting to kill her, it was all good.

Just before the door closed, Rumor whimpered and a huge hand slid inside, causing the doors to automatically stop. Heat rushed through Anitra’s body like a furnace. She glanced around to see if anyone else had been affected by the unseen force, but apparently, she was just having a young adult hot flash. At least that was what she thought until the elevator doors opened to reveal the source of titillating heat.



Anitra covered her heart with her right hand as she gazed into the smoky gray eyes of very possibly the most gorgeous man she had ever seen in her twenty-nine years. Not a pretty man, but breathtakingly beautiful in his masculinity. Testosterone rolled off him in waves, yet Rumor did not say a word. Testosterone in any amount usually resulted in low-pitched growls and vicious, territorial barking from her four-legged best friend. Anitra glanced down at him to make sure he was still breathing. 
He was. 
Next, she looked behind her to find every pair of eyes on the elevator glued to the smokin’ hot new arrival. Of course, they all appeared to be more terrified than excited. As usual, she was the odd one out.



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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: D. Anne Paris



Join author D. Anne Paris as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Ghost Mate." 




I got the idea for this story from a dream. I was the heroine and saw part of the story from her perspective. She was so deeply in love with the hero and would do anything she could to bring her love back to life. It such a great love story that I had to write it.








Jessica had a perfect life, until her husband fathered a child with another woman.
Heartbroken, she moves to Texas to start over. When a handsome stranger pops in her new home he awakens a desire she never experienced. The only problem is he’s a ghost. Jessi was Jon’s glimmer of hope. Powerless, he is compelled to work with her to gain his freedom.
Will Jon’s soul chose to stay with Jessi or will vengeance tear him away from his soul mate?



Your first draft will always be bad so just keep writing!




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Monday, March 19, 2018

3 HUGE Giveaways: Mystic Realms






A Limited Edition Collection of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romances
What goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright?
While the answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.
From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.
So, don’t be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine tingling comfort.

We promise… you won’t be sorry.



Triple the pleasure - 3 HUGE giveaways to celebrate Mystic Realms upcoming release.


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Giveaway #2: 2 Kindle Fires with Alexa, Kindle Fire TV Stick,
$200 Amazon Gift Card, $100 Amazon Gift Card, $50 Amazon Gift Card, $25 Amazon Gift Card, 3 $10 Amazon Gift Card, 5 $5 Amazon Gift Card - Books or More: https://www.booksandmore.club/mystic-realms-exclusive
Giveaway #3: 21 ebooks from 21 authors (one winner per author): http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ec8aae6728/?
Mystic Realms - 20 Paranormal and Urban Fantasy romances from NYT, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors. UNIVERSAL LINK: https://www.romancecollections.com/mystic-realms


Enter all 3 and grab your copy now!

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Nicole Morgan – Tamsin Baker – Tracy Goodwin
Lynn Crain – Krista Ames – Lexi Thorne
Laura Baumbach – Viola Estrella – Christine Donovan
Jo Grafford – Jan Springer – Mardi Maxwell
Sadie Carter – Georgia Lyn Hunter – C.I. Black
D. Anne Paris – Laverne Thompson
M. Elliott & T. Eden – Dariel Raye – Tina Donahue

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Sadie Carter


Join author Sadie Carter as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Silent Storm." 




As usual, most things come to me in the shower...or when I'm sleeping and then just evolve from there.







In a land where monsters and magic reside, most people have done the sensible thing and left. But no one had ever called Kaley sensible. Trouble always seemed to find her …and somehow, so did Nicolas. Gorgeous, arrogant, and demanding, he kept popping in and out of her life—whether she wanted him to or not. If only she knew the truth about him. Nicolas had known Kaley was his mate for years. He’d been waiting, biding his time until he could join with her. Finally, her reckless ways push him to the brink. He needs to reveal the secret of who he really is and claim her. If only he knew that Kaley held a few secrets of her own. Silent Storm is filled with strong, unique characters and lots of adventure, but I also think you'll have a lot of fun. There are monsters, magic and a shapeshifting dog...what more can you want?



Don't sign any contracts without looking over them with a fine-tooth comb. Never jump into anything. You have options.





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Thursday, March 15, 2018

"Abaddon Rising" (Star Brides Series): P.L. Parker




Abaddon Rising, the third novel in my Star Brides Series, is now available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Release date is April 20, 2018. The Chalice and Breeder Slave are now available at reduces prices.  If you like sci-fi romances, this series might be the one for you and it’s a good time to get your copies.

Blurb: 

One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg’Nara gladiator games.  She’s slated to lose when Kanaan, the most feared warrior of all, claims her as his own. With his help, Joss’s chances of survival increase, but is it enough?

Kanaan filled his lungs and roared, head thrown back as he issued the challenge. “She belongs to me! I claim her!”
From behind him, he caught the female’s startled gasp. 

Excerpt:

Kanaan perched on a high ledge watching the drama below. The female crouched against the slave gate glaring at the horde of leering male slaves as they crept forward. She wouldn’t last the night. None of the females did in here. She’d be torn limb from limb but not before she was forced to endure the bestial attentions of the dominant members of the pens. Too bad really! He admired the female. She was feisty, skilled, a born killer, but a female all the same.

            He found it odd that her handler put her in here. She’d proven herself with every match, winning each round and advancing up the ladder. Usually an asset was treated with a little more respect, especially a female no less who’d won every bout. The crowds seemed to side with her during combat and he knew for a fact she’d made Master Luidoc’s pockets a little heavier. Didn’t make any sense that she’d be thrown in here!

            He scrubbed a hand across his jaw considering. The female interested him for more than just her fighting skills. She was different, her species unknown to him. In many ways she reminded him of the Arkogian females. The body type was similar and they were known for jutting mammary glands but her delicate build and graceful movements decried that lineage. Arkogians were block-shaped and coarse, even more so than Deg’Nara females. Perhaps she’s a hybrid! Lot of us around these days, he admitted ruefully.

            She’d drawn his attention from the first time he’d seen her fight in the pits. Slender and elegant, she looked more dancer than warrior. She was controlled, seeming bored even but that fa├žade swiftly melted away when her opponent entered the ring. The only time he witnessed her control slip was when the female, Anashe he remembered, fell.  

            A few more paces and the mob would be on her and then it would be over. He drew a deep breath and exhaled. He stood up, gauging the distance to the ground and then dropped landing in front of the female.

            He was within inches of the frontrunners of the mob, so close he could taste their reek. He spat, clearing his mouth of the vile aroma.

“Back off,” he growled, snapping his teeth. “Or it’ll be the last step you’ll ever take!”


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Mystic Realms" Interview Revelations: Mardi Maxwell


Join author Mardi Maxwell as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Torkel," and she's even sharing a few songs from her playlist. It's a Scottish time travel romance, and we all love those Scottish men! Maybe it's the kilts.




Music always inspires me. The Immortal Highlander Warrior series, and Torkel, was inspired by these songs: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, "Someone Like You" by Andrea Bocelli, "Let Me Dream a While" by Passenger, and "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. I love the melodies but the lyrics are beautiful and inspiring.







Immortal Highlanders series:

Torkel MacAsgaill is a warrior, but also a man of learning. His twin brother, Quinlan, is Laird of the MacAsgaill clan, but he’s lazy and has been spoiled by their parents. While Torkel and his men fight for the clan, Quinlan and his men spend their time in the brothels.

After the Battle at Lochmaben Stone in 1448, Torkel returned home a broken man. Sick of the blood and fighting, he avoids the clan until his uncle, and mentor, tells him to put his sword down and go to St. Andrews University in Fife. Torkel leaves but some of his loyal men catch up to him and insist on going with him.

While he’s gone, Quinlan hears of a beautiful Highland healer named Aileen. He seeks her out, and decides he wants her. Knowing she’ll have nothing to do with him, he introduces himself as Torkel, and his men aid him in his deceit. Aileen believes he’s the great warrior and man of honor Torkel, and she falls in love with him. Quinlan seduces her, casts her aside and mocks her.

In her anguish, Aileen curses ‘Torkel MacAsgaill and his loyal men’ to immortality, and exiles them to an abandoned village in the Highlands. Once done the curse can’t be undone. When Aileen realizes what she’s done she asks the gods to make her immortal and hopes she can someday undo the harm she’s done to Torkel and his men. The gods grant her wish but they make Quinlan immortal as well. He’s free to leave Scotland but he has to return every year and spend six months with Aileen until Torkel and his men receive reparation.

Each warrior’s only hope of happiness depends on his true love finding the glen, and loving him enough to choose to stay with him forever.

TORKEL BLURB:
Cursed with immortality for a deed he didn’t do Torkel MacAsgaill has spent centuries exiled in an abandoned Highland village. His only hope of happiness depends on his one true love finding find him and choosing to stay with him forever. If her love isn’t strong enough, and she chooses to leave she can’t ever return and he’ll be alone again.

Ella Ross’s acting career has made her rich and famous, but she’s always felt that a vital part of her life was missing. When things go wrong, and she needs a place to hide, she remembers an ad from the Misty Glen Travel Agency. She contacts the owner, Aileen, and arranges to stay in an isolated cottage in a Highland glen.

Ella’s car breaks down while a storm rages around her. She sees a light in the distance and decides to walk to but wet and freezing she collapses along the way. Torkel is dozing by his fire when his dogs alert him to something wrong in the glen. He follows them and finds a beautiful young lass.

Love seeks them in a forgotten glen in the Highlands.



Impossible, but you started it...Jump in with both feet. Believe in yourself. Have a group of people you love and trust to give you an honest, constructive critique of your work. Learn to love doing research. You will never learn it all but the experience will be wonderful. Write because you love writing. Write the books you want to read. Nobody loves a bitch so be kind. Have fun.




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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: LaVerne Thompson



Join author LaVerne Thompson as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Living On The Edge." 




I wanted a heroine outside of the norm with a different occupation and thought of a female bounty hunter who was part shifter and not only hunted humans but rogue shifters too.







My heroine is a badass female bounty hunter not afraid to kill if she must. Blurb- As one of the few female bounty hunters in the country, and with a nickname like Edge, she enjoyed living on the edge and always got her man. One way or another. As an executioner for her shifter clan, she was relentless, but finding a mate was not something on her radar; having to hunt him down and execute him even less so. But could she trust her instincts? Ethan Graves was a hunted man, not quite a man, but a Leo of his kind. When he found out he was hunted by a sexy bounty hunter, he let himself be caught. He had to convince her of his innocence before she killed him, then he could confess to wanting her as his mate. But could he trust his instincts?



Keep writing. Don't stop.





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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mystic Realms Interview Revelations: Tina Donahue


Join author Tina Donahue as she gives us the inside scoop on her "Mystic Realms" story, "Just Tell Me What You Want." 





It just happened. Popped into my head fully formed.







Her wishes will leave him breathless… Things couldn’t be worse for Ranson, an out-of-work genie. Once coveted for his ability to grant wishes, he and his kind are reduced to commodities and subsist on gig jobs through an employment agency catering to elite clients. Ranson’s recent masters and mistresses worked him to the bone before tossing him aside for newer, more advanced genies with specialized knowledge in rigging the stock market, getting candidates elected to office, changing the weather… Damn. He sucks at that stuff. His sole talent is granting wishes for women to retain their youth. Alexandra Prescott, billionaire CEO of a film and TV conglomerate, is only twenty-nine but figures a genie can keep her looking good without surgery, a necessity in beauty-obsessed Los Angeles. Not sure what to expect when he arrives, she’s surprised how tall, virile, and luscious, he is. A real hottie and no pushover. Tired of the crap he’s put up with, he insists she treat him with respect, not merely as a service she’s rented. She’s game and wants to get to know this bad boy. Up close and personal, they explore what they both crave: heated days, wicked nights, learning their strengths and weaknesses, touching each other’s souls. Wow. They fall hard and fast, but in order to secure their future, there’s one last, nearly impossible hurdle they have to face…





Persistence is far more important than anything else. If you don't need to write, if it's not as necessary to you as breathing and eating, then you're in the wrong field.






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