Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye (#darielsblog), an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, and every day of this journey is a learning experience. I'm also a counselor, musician, and animal lover who likes to share Indie Author tools and resources, so I'll periodically segue into things music, animal, marketing, or psychology-related. The stars here, though, are books about all-conquering love and romance, and the authors who write them. Enter a world where werewolves, vampires, shifters, angels, and all things paranormal capture our hearts...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

These Make You Look 2X!! Belisama Press

Take a look at these. Ever heard of a stinger? I'd never heard of them before, and now I'm a fan for life! Short, sweet, and eye-catching :-) Contact Belisama Press if you'd like some of your own. Affordable enough to get one for each of your books.

"Calm Assurance" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1) Stinger

"Dai's Dark Valentine" Stinger


Dramatic video (3 books)
"Destiny's Christmas" (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2) will be available Nov. 29th!


Something For Everyone: "Santa's Naughty List"

Grab your copies now. Something for everyone. From fun and light, to dark and kinky, this super-sexy 25 novella set (all books in the set are new) has already hit the Top 100 International Bestsellers list in 3 categories, #1 down under, and there’s plenty more to go around!

25 Tales Of Paranormal Bad Boys Christmas are sexy, naughty, but nice. This group of twenty-five amazing authors decided to give you a Christmas treat. 

These stories were written with heart, love, and pleasure. The goal to provide the readers stories to enjoy this Christmas.

Danny....The 'Not Quite' Demon Christmas Love Story By Julia Mills
"Demons and elves and a mistletoe hanging on every door frame! Hold on to your stockings folks, this one's gonna ring your bells!"

Blood Moon Bond By P.T. Macias.
"Desperation leads to deception as a young god fights to win
his true mate's heart."

Bearfoot @ Xmas By Melissa Bell 
"Lexi Cavanagh is a special investigator for the Parks and Wildlife Rangers service. When she tracks a group of illegal poachers into Duke Greysons territory will he (A Bear shifter) accept a human as a mate?"

King of the Vlads in
Forever By Amanda Kimberly

"Raine and Skye hope their bond of love is just as strong in their next reincarnation where they hope to defeat Alec."

Minded....A Haunted Paranormal Story By R.L. Merrill
"Maggie Stone must help those she left behind find their harmony once again, but getting through to her angry-at-the-world, angel-faced escort with a big attitude proves to be a much tougher challenge."

His Mate For Christmas By Darlene Kuncytes  
"Will he find the courage to claim his mate? A Desire for a love that is never ending!"

"Tis the season....and what billionaire playboy vampire Jack Silver wants for Christmas won't fit into a stocking!"

The Alpha's Needs By Solease M. Barner 
Her desires with his appetite will be more than just a
single night".

Charley's Christmas Wolf By C.D. Gorri
"She doesn't want to be alone, he needs a mate by Christmas Eve."

The Wolf of Christmas Future By Danielle James
"Kian is a player to the end...but when he wakes up 700
years in the future in the home of a beautiful woman everything changes."

Gateway: The Meeting By Dariel Raye
An ancient being, the last of his kind, a fiery woman sought by evil...and the story begins.

Her Big Bad Polar Bear By KD Jones
"Can a city girl unfreeze the heart of this bear of a man?

The Last Christmas By Monica Corwin
"Even packed snow can't deafen the sound of a soul cracking."

All I Want for Christmas By Monica Corwin
"Even ghosts need love too."

The Hunted By Addison Kline
"What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?"

Fated by Fire tag line By Kelly Cozzone
"Fires of passion burn from within"

A Protector's Second Chance By Diana Marie Dubois
"Can the roar of true love stand the test of time?"

The Feeding By James WF Roberts
"An obsession that lasts an eternity, an addiction that can never be quenched. A Love that knows no bounds"

Wildest Dream By Heather Kirchhoff
"Elizabeth knows that getting close to anyone could be dangerous, but can she resist the strong urge to allow the stranger in?"

His Client, His Mate By Samantha Laverell
"A Mate so sweet and innocent he cannot resist her.

A Stag's Claim By Georgiana Pallett
"To resist his Mate would leave a hole in his heart and a thorn in his side for forever more."

The Widow Mate By Stephanie Maycott
To Mate means leaving all he knows behind, his entire world behind him.

An Incubus' Mate By Daniella Whitehorse
"She finds love in the last place she thought to look and with an Incubus at that."

Esme's Grand Design By Tasha T.
"Can the love that is growing for each other survive the dangerous battles they must win against the evil that has come to their world?"

Ginger Marie

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Perfect Halloween Reading: "Paranormal Obsessions" Boxed-Set

Only $0.99 for a limited time!! "Paranormal Obsessions" is a 9-story paranormal romance boxed-set with 6 full-length novels and 3 novellas. 

Don't miss the video!

"Paranormal Obsessions"
Love your romances HOT? Love your romances PARANORMAL? Then grab PARANORMAL OBSESSIONS today! This fabulous box set includes shapeshifters, ghosts, vampires and werewolves (even a Nephilim or two). Direct to you from U.S. and International multi-published bestselling authors. NINE amazing stories to seduce, amuse and make you catch your breath! One-click today! 

Power Shift - Calinda B 

Rule abiding town manager Chia Petit has two goals - have lots of sex with the drool worthy bounty hunter Hung Durand, then make him dead. No one seems interested in her plan, from the bounty hunter, to the shifters, to her vampire roommate, to the blowhard who wants her job, leaving her with no other choice but to break her own rules. 

Mating Urge-Michelle Howard 

Desperate to escape her stepfather and false criminal charges, Elliana Cage needed a way out on the first ship off world. She never expected security officer, Aran T'Kar to stop her in her tracks. 

My Blood Runs Blue - Stacy Eaton 

Officer Kristin Greene finds herself investigating a homicide that will turn her life upside down in a way she never imagined. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, Kristin finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive and she is determined to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista. 

Darkness & Light - J.A. Belfield 

When Jem Stonehouse, dreamer of werewolves, meets werewolf Sean Holloway, worlds collide and fantasy becomes reality. Together, they'll become prey to rival packs, as they have been for hundreds of years, and to keep history from repeating itself, Sean must win her love, but can Jem accept her destiny before it's too late? 

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.

Calm Assurance - Dariel Raye 
What’s a straight-laced Nephilim-descendant to do when a human trouble-magnet steals his heart? 

When Asriel, a law enforcing descendant of Nephilim, is sent to protect Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble, he falls for her, breaking a cardinal rule, but will he be able to save her from his enemies? 

Laurel Heights - Denise Moncrief 

Laurel’s past trails her to the mountains of Arkansas where a dark cloud of deceit hovers over her family tree and unexplained disturbances shatter her hopes of a normal life. When she discovers Chase is not who he claims to be, can their new love survive deception, murder, and revenge...and the haunting of Laurel Heights? 

Eternal Night - Jade Kerrion 
Alone for a millennium, since a human murdered her beloved consort, Ashra, the immortal icrathari queen, rules over Aeternae Noctis, the domed city of eternal night. Her loneliness appears to be at an end when her consort's soul is reborn in a human, Jaden Hunter, but their reunion will not be easy. 

Rock Solid - Bonnie Edwards 
When Jake MacKay and Lexa Creighton are brought together in Perdition House, a haunted bordello, Jake falls for her at first touch. Lexa’s harder to convince because her ancestors are among the mischievous spirits of Perdition and they’re messing with her sex life! 

Soul Avenged - Keri Lake 

Following a brutal attack by lycans that wiped out her memory, Ayden seeks vengeance, and newly bitten Halfling, Kane, is the perfect target—if only he didn’t unwittingly hold clues to her past. In seven days, Kane will become what Ayden despises most, but his touch awakens sensual pleasures, forcing her to choose whether to destroy him, or surrender to her enemy and discover a horrible truth. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Flasher Friday: "After The Call"

Here we are again, and bringing you an inspirational pic perfect for Halloween, no less! It's Flasher Friday! We each have our own unique take on this spectacular graphic, so check out each 100-word flash and I hope you enjoy :-)

There was no escaping now.

Cassandra hit the “End” button, dropping her cell phone on the white carpet where she stood, barefoot. She found the stark lack of sound daunting, as if it, too, had been absorbed, gobbled up by evil.

He waited, and she knew.

Allowing her pink, chenille bathrobe to slide off her shoulders, the ultra-soft fabric slid past her calves to land next to her phone, her unmarked body damp from the ritualistic bath.

A dank, cold wind whipped past her the moment she stepped outside, and she shivered, presenting herself to him blemish-free. Devan would be furious, but she could not allow him to risk his life for her again.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Flasher Friday: "Everybody's Talkin' About"

It's great to be back! I've been MIA for a while due to a number of other obligations, mostly writing-related, and this particular inspirational pic brought to mind a full-length I'm working on. 

So...as always, my friends and I are jumping off from the same pic as inspiration for 100-word flashes. Hope you enjoy, and take a look at all of our flashes just to see how many different ideas one pic can inspire :-)

Everybody’s Talkin’ About
Sold Out!

“What did I tell you?” Shannon asked, nearly clipping the heels of my flats with her pointed-toed sling-backs.

“Good thing we signed up when we did!”

Glancing at his poster, my mouth went too dry to respond.

We walked past the ticket booth and peeped into the auditorium, and I imagined women’s screams of delight, each one fantasizing, hoping to lure the big-time psychiatrist to her bed, but I knew better.

Leaning against the steel double-door frame, flashbacks crashed in, sparks of excitement dancing a sultry striptease at my core.

Could I bear being so close without touching him again?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Cover Reveal: "Dai's Dark Valentine"

Hi, Everyone! I just wanted to share my new cover with you :-)

Dai’s Dark Valentine

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Congratulations, "Touch The Dark" Tour Winners!!

Congratulations, "Touch The Dark" Tour Winners!!

1. $25 Gift card - Vicky Barrett

2. ecopy of "Homebound" by LaVerne Thompson - Raeline Peterson

3. ecopy of "Kaden's Reprieve (Kushiel's Keep series)" by Dariel Raye Author - Sherry West Nunez Hoernig

4. Dark Sentinels - Sable bookmark w/baby blue crystals (Dariel Raye Author) - Shelly Hammond

5. ecopy of "The Pleasure Hound" by Ines Johnson - Robin Thompson

6. ecopy of "Five Night Stand" by Lolah Lace - Silvia Fugate

7. ecopy of "Afterbirth" by Krystell Lake - Alan Saxon

8. Character named after winner in "Inheritance of Ashes, Bk3 in the Ashen Twilight" series by Rae Lori - Amanda Sakovitz

9. ecopy of "Fur-ever Yours: A BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance (The Protectors, Bk 1)" by Roxy Wilson - Bahjet Yousif

10. ecopy of "My Guardian Vampire: A BBW Paranormal Romance (The Guardians, Bk 1)" by Roxy Wilson - Wendy Mitchell

11. ecopy of "Song of Blood & Stone" by Leslye Penelope - Michelle DeLeon