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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Short Story Sneak Peek: "Coffee Shop Romance"

Wishing everyone a restful Memorial Day weekend. My father, a retired veteran, passed on 2007. I celebrate his life, the legacy he left behind, and most of all for being an example of how a man treats a woman when he truly loves her.

I'm working on two manuscripts right now, and when I come to an empasse or just need a break from whatever I'm working on, I write something else! Here's a sneak peek of a short story I'll work on as time permits. This one was inspired by a Friday Flash. Hope you enjoy it, and please share your comments.

Coffee Shop Romance
(see “Obsessed” in Friday Flashes)
Sheena pressed her palms against the tree bark, her fingertips gliding over the comforting texture again and again. Her heart pounded in her ears. Am I being foolish? Yes, and worse, I’m behaving like a stalker.

She removed her palms from the bark with effort, fighting the compulsion prompting her to continue rubbing the tree indefinitely while counting in multiples of seven.

Turning back, she trotted across the street to Satori, her favorite coffee shop. She could always watch for him from there without the danger of being discovered. She wondered if he still thought of her at all. He seemed interested that night, but again, daylight has a way of exposing dreams...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Flash Friday: "Creative Discipline"

It's another Flash Friday, and as always, we're doing it with the same picture and 100 words, each take unique. Take a look at my friends' posts when you finish here. Enjoy!

Creative Discipline
“Stell, how long do you expect me to pay for a momentary lapse in judgment?”

“I’m not discussing this with you now, Jason. My show is coming on.”

“You’d rather watch this damn show? When did it get to be more important than us?”

“Us? Oh, so now it’s us. You’re the one with the roving eye, so put the blame where it belongs and maybe we can talk.”

Stell cut her eyes in Jason’s direction. He stood over her with the serving platter, a bottle of her favorite wine, and his erect cock crowned with a paper dunce hat.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Black Horse" by Addison Kline

Author : Addison Kline
Genre : Romantic Suspense


"What would you do if the only man you ever loved was the son of the man that murdered your parents?"
In Addison Kline's fiery romantic suspense novel, Averi Ford's future collides with her past with ferocious intensity. Averi Ford and Colt McClain have loved each other since they were children. They both come from a broken past. Colt's mother died when he was young, and Averi's parents were taken from her at the tender age of five. The same man is responsible for both of their broken childhoods: Tom "Black Horse" McClain. He also happens to be Colt's father. Now twenty years after the crimes that fractured both of their hearts, Black Horse is getting out of jail and he's coming after the girl who testified against him: Averi, herself. Colt wants to hide her, but Averi refuses to run.
"Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places. We just have to survive Black Horse to tell the tale."

Available May 28th
Get your copy now at Amazon!


 Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery, psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs. Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn't writing, you can find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling with her family.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Five Delights" by DJ Prewer

1 Woman, 5 Men.  1 day, 5 Ways.

Having been attracted to sex from a young age, Skye commences an erotic journey towards her ultimate sexual goal - an orgy, believing that nothing else could compare to being fucked by several men at the same time.   

The first stop in her journey of sexual discovery is a day at The House, where 5 lovers of her choosing are ready to fulfil her all her required desires.  Her day starts by searching for the red door of bliss that would be the first gateway to increasing her knowledge of sexual pleasure and pathing the way to her ultimate goal. 

Having selected her five lovers from the group of ten men, Skye leaves to shower and prepare for her day of delights. When she returns to the room all the men are naked, waiting to fulfil all her needs for the day.  With a different outfit and fragrance for each lover, her day of delights begins.

A shiver steals over my body as Marco's large hands leave my hips and glide their way along my spine, up towards my nape.  His soft fingertips dance along my jaw, rising to capture the sides of my face, as gentle kisses circle my lips.  When I finally open my mouth to his, he devours me.  On and on the kiss goes, tongues darting in and out, teeth grazing my lips, stealing my breath from me until the pressure in my chest is almost suffocating, and I pull away.
     Marco turns me around and I lean against him, feeling his hard cock nestle against my lower back.  He guides my arms behind me so that my hands cup his growing erection.  I squeeze him gently, embracing his rigid cock.  He is so much more than a handful.
     "Close your eyes, Angel.  Let me remind you of who you are."
     Oh, yes please!
     His fingers glide down my neck and move to the top of my dress.  "Have I ever told you how much I love this dress on you?  This long zip, running all the way down the front, is such a turn on.  I bet every man who looks at you wants to unzip it, lusting to discover what is hiding underneath."  His fingers begin to pull downwards on the metal clasp, opening my dress up to expose my red lacy bra.  "Ah, beautiful girl, I love this colour on you.  It's so fucking sexy it makes my cock throb."
     I close my eyes and rest my head against his shoulder, as Marco cups my breasts.  Fingers splay towards the scalloped edge of my lace bra, pulling it away to expose my hardened nipples beneath.  Heat floods my body, and I groan as he rolls each of the tight nipples between two fingers.
     "You don't play fair, Marco."
     "I know...but you like it that way."
     I smile my agreement, and lean in to kiss the smooth skin under his jaw, drawing a quiet moan from deep within his chest.  With my tongue I explore the surface of his tanned skin, nibbling on the raised muscle at the side of his neck.  With each gentle bite, I squeeze my hands around his cock, dragging my nails over the surface of the soft cotton of his pants.  I can play dirty too. 
     "I see this party has already started without me."
     With a startled gasp I open my eyes to see Mason standing before us.  A sly smile on his face.  Obviously they had this planned all along.  I wouldn't be too surprised if they were responsible for breaking the water pipe too.
     "Sorry mate, couldn't wait any longer.  Angel needed some...um...counselling."  Marco replies with a husky chuckle.  He reaches to open the front clasp of my bra, moulding his hands around my breasts, lifting them, offering them up to Mason.
     "Well, luckily for Angel, I can help with that too." Mason confirms as he pulls my zipper all the way down, opening my dress up completely.
     I close my eyes, resting my head back into the crook of Marco's shoulder, knowing that this is exactly what I want...what I need.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Flash Friday: "Beneath"

Flashing in 100 words again based on the pic above. Take a look at my friends' posts when you're finished here. I'm waxing a little creepy today ;-)

I wake from a vivid, intimately familiar dream, flushed and yearning.

“Come,” he whispers, his command filling my mind, and I obey.

Moss from old mother oak hangs low, leaning. She watches.

Mama always said still waters run deep. She knew. Growing up, she told me of the visitors. “This still, lifeless lake connects to the earth’s core, and sometimes visitors come, our paths bound.”

My visitor sends dreams, announcing his intentions, and I go to him, barely stopping to drop my cotton gown. 

We never speak aloud, his desires immediately melding with my own. I will never leave this place. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

News: Share Your Opinion and Join the Party

Just gabbing today about my "Feminine Private Parts" poll and an author friend's party, so this will be short and sweet. That's my new logo above. I'm keeping my original one, too, but decided it wouldn't hurt to have more than one. I'm also blogging at The Romance Studio today, so f you haven't shared your opinion yet, click here to take the poll.

Tomorrow, I'll be hanging out with an author friend to help celebrate her new release! Abigail Owen (you've probably seen some info about her new release in Zaidi Features) is throwing a big Facebook party with prizes (Kindle Fire, Amazon GC, books, swag) valued at over $250. You're invited, of course, so join us at "Sarai's Fortune" Release Party!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Antagonize Me" by K.C. Nelson


Antagonize me
by T.L. Smith
Release Date: May 5, 2015

Goodreads -- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25119156-antagonize-me

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I wanted what she had, she had what I wanted. With her long blonde hair and her legs that never ended, she had him, but I wanted him.

We can’t always have what we want, and sometimes that’s the way life is meant to be. Sometimes destiny places other people in our path, a path that should not be mixed. But also sometimes, just sometimes, the paths cross, causing an explosive reaction.

Tanner was my crush. A crush that I’ve had since I first laid eyes on him. But now he’s dating my friend… my beautiful, flawless and perfect friend.

Then out of nowhere Kyrone bursts into my life, taking me over bit by bit. I don’t know how to feel about that. I don’t know what to do. He frustrates me. He annoys me. But most of all, he makes me smile.

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Buy Links:

Amazon – http://amzn.to/1zu4nIn


Nook - http://bit.ly/1DVo8Jc

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Meet The Author:

T.L. lives in Brisbane, Australia with her 2 children. She started writing because of her love of reading. T.L. acknowledges she could never do what she does if it wasn’t for the bloggers that pimp her and the fans that support her and read her books.

From T.L.

I love to read, absolutely love it.
Let's rephrase that I'm bloody addicted, I would read a book a day.
I live in beautiful Queensland and have for nearly my whole life, I have 2 beautiful children that always put a smile on my face.

I'm a vivid dreamer and decided one day I was going to let it all pour out into a book. I like emotion and i try to put as much as possible in there <3

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