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, March 31, 2015

Zaidi Features: Angelica Dawson with Her Sexy Vampire Series: Blue Moon House




This is just one of four searing covers! To view the others, click here.


Blue Moon House: Julia has the chance to become one of the vampires of the Blue Moon House. Before being accepted, however, she must prove herself to each of the vampires, and each has their own exacting cost. 

Kitten: How does a twentieth century woman take back control over her own body? By giving that control to the right man.
What if you could have limitless sexual pleasure, at the price of your own blood? 
Where does the girl who has done it all go when she wants something new? 
Jocelyn considers herself sexually experienced, a leader and manipulator. She is looking for the next challenge. The rumors surrounding Blue Moon House sound like just the thing she's looking for. Losing her roommate to marriage, she needs a new place to stay. Hoping to find both in the same entity, she follows the rumors to their source and finds much more than she bargained for, beginning with a discovery that defies her biological science background – vampires. 

Gentleman: Harrold lives an empty life. He has no joy in his marriage, no love of his work. His only reprieve is found at the hands of the whores, the ones he pays to beat and debase him. Upon being accepted into Blue Moon House, he learns the real cost for his desires, and what underlying need is really aching to be filled. 
Could you be an equal and a subordinate at the same time? 
How long would you hold out if you knew what you wanted would be paid for in blood? 

Slave: How does a slave become an equal? What does it take for a young man to see women in a new light? 
Will has no interest in women. He thinks them all animals to be trained, beaten. It doesn't take him long to discover his preference for men, but time and error reveal how wrong his view toward women is. Before long, he is able to separate the way he treats women, which is still horrific, from the way he regards women, as fellow human beings. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Ruled By the Moon" (Nocturne, Book 1) by Naomi Bellina




Blurb
A psychic vet, a secretive werewolf, a menace stalking the shifters. Welcome to Nocturne.

Dylan is a werewolf with a problem. He shifts at the new moon as well as at the full moon. He was born a werewolf, not made like most shape-changers and due to these unique traits he's avoided joining a pack and has given up hope of having a normal life. Morgan is a veterinarian, ready to be on her own for a good long time after leaving a cheating, spineless husband. She has a plan for her life that doesn't include a bossy, furry man.

Both are drawn to Nocturne, a town filled with magic due to a strong convergence of ley lines in the area. Morgan and Dylan recognize a connection when they meet, but neither one is looking for romance. After a harrowing encounter with a panther shape-shifter, they must combine forces and work together to uncover a menace that threatens the town. If they can learn to trust each other and let their guard down, they have a chance to solve the mystery and open the door to love.

Buy Links for Ruled by the Moon: 

Where to find me (I play around at Pinterest, Goodreads, and other places too)
Naomi Bellina
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic
  

Ruled by the Moon info:

Publisher:  Liquid Silver Books
Date published:  11/24/2014
Length: Novel 81,000 words
Genre:  Romance, paranormal, shapeshifter, suspense, magic
Heat level: 3.5 out of 5  Several hot and tasty sex scenes
Series: Book one in the Nocturne series
ISBN:  9781622101689
Link at Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1tpS6LI



Excerpt 

“Hello! What a great shop you have. I’ve put a vase on your front counter, hope you don’t mind. It will be perfect for my new home. My name is Morgan,” she said, offering her hand.

A shiver ran along his spine at her touch. Her grip was firm and her skin, while not overly rough, belonged to someone who used her hands for work. She apparently felt something at the contact also. Her eyes widened, and her sunny smile faded. She dropped his hand abruptly.

“I’m Dylan,” he said. “Please, feel free to look around as much as you like.”

Morgan took a step back, frowning. “I, I need to get going. I’ll just take that vase and be on my way.”
She turned and walked to the front counter then pulled cash from her wallet. As he wrapped the vase, she paced, darting a glance at him now and then.

“Did you buy a house in this area?” he asked. Though he didn’t want to add to her nervous state, he desperately wanted to know more about her.

“Yes, just in, just in another town, nearby, a town, not here … you don’t have to put it in a bag, I have several in the car. I really need to get going.”

Not wanting to prolong her obvious agony, Dylan put the wrapped package on the counter. Morgan grabbed it and with a tight smile in his direction, bolted out the door.

Well shit. What just happened? The full moon was tomorrow, but though he found Morgan sexy as hell, his libido did not run rampant, not enough for non-weres to pick up his lust. What had she sensed during their brief contact?

The day dragged on after that, and Dylan closed the shop late that afternoon with relief. Usually he waited and only hunted on the night of the true full moon. After his encounter with Morgan, however, he needed to blow off some steam. He’d thought about her all day, becoming more and more agitated with each passing hour.

A normal man could have talked to her, found out more about her. Was she married? In a serious relationship? In his quick assessment he’d seen she wasn’t wearing a wedding ring, but that didn’t mean much these days. The way she’d claimed ownership of “her” new home, however, she was single, he just knew it.

A normal man would have shown her several more items in his store, so he could have an excuse to stand closer and smell her delicious scent. He would have persuaded her to make another purchase, something large so he could deliver it to her new home. He’d find some way to get her to touch him again and to bring that dazzling smile back to her face.

But he wasn’t a normal man.

So now, shortly after moonrise, Dylan stood naked in the woods. Looking to the sky, he howled his rage.

He’d done nothing to deserve this damn curse. There was no reason he should suffer this hell, yet month after month, the change took over him.

Tonight, he almost welcomed the pain. Anything was better than sitting home feeling sorry for 
himself and remembering the look of fear in Morgan’s eyes as she practically ran out the door of his shop. Or how hot her ass looked in those tight jeans she had on, an ass he would never touch.

Bio:  


Naomi lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets but is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling and falling in love. So she lets them. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. She takes the opportunity to play whenever possible. Her motto:  Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!  


Friday, March 27, 2015

Flash Friday: "Layers"



This is a momentous Flash Friday, anniversary of my kidney transplant, and I'm in a melancholy mood. Our awesome leader has chosen a picture reflective of a nostalgic scene in a short story I'm working on, "Coffeehouse Romance," so since we only have 100 words to share, here's part of that scene. Hope you enjoy, and here's the link to take a look at my friends' flashes, too :-)

Layers
(Taken from Coffeehouse Romance)

Her Russian crescendoed and decrescendoed in an un-timed rhythm, the creaking of a swinging kitchen door, and I leaned closer, regretting the lie, grateful for my annoying digital recorder as I struggled to follow.

“We were both tantsory, you know.” Her soft gray eyes lit with pride.

When I continued to stare, rather dumbly, I’m ashamed to say, she stood, supporting herself with her cane, and lolled her head from side to side, two-stepping in her slippers.

“Dancers, my dear. We were dancers.”

She sat again, graceful for her years, a mischievous grin splitting her beautiful, paper-thin face, this time leaning closer to me.

“And lovers,” she whispered. “I think, that night, I wanted him to recognize me, but again, age simultaneously adds and strips a woman’s layers. Better he remember me as I was.”





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Zaidi Features: "Heroes to Swoon For" box set and Cool Video From Jade Kerrion



Scroll down to see the cool video of Jade's award winning series!

BLURB

Nine Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today, National and International Bestselling Authors.

We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

Aroused – Jade Kerrion
Recently divorced, Dr. Vera Rios is too busy being a single parent to look for love. Along comes a man who cherishes her, adores her daughter, and helps her find her sexy groove. The only problem: He’s an escort, with far too many secrets. Will love cost Vera her daughter’s safety?

Blazing Love – Chantel Rhondeau
Laura’s attempting to rebuild her life after grieving for her murdered fiancé. Fireman Thayne is the most eligible bachelor in Sayle—strong, loyal, and sexy as hell. He’s determined to show Laura how to love again, but an arsonist ups the stakes, risking more than their romance.

Roaring Hot! –Rachelle Ayala
Motorcycle racer Teo Alexiou cooks up a reality show to convince actress Amy Suzuki to play at being his girlfriend. But chemistry ignites and explodes their carefully scripted act. When Teo is injured on the track, he is left wondering if the reality show portrayed skillful acting or true love.

The Right Pitch – Lyssa Layne
Colie Adger is a rookie athletic trainer and best friends with Grant Adamson, a veteran pitcher. Colie’s elated when big time pitcher Jace Richards, her former crush, comes back into her life. Will Grant step back while Colie figures out which man has the right pitch?

The Art of Love- Michele Shriver 
After watching her parents’ marriage crumble, jewelry artist Chelsea Matthews doesn’t believe in love. Painter Hayden Shaw sets out to show Chelsea the art of love and that good guys do exist, but a gallery curator with an agenda of her own threatens their happiness and future dreams.

Behind the Altar – P.C. Zick
All seems perfect in Leah’s life until tattoo artist Dean rides his Harley into her heart. Dean is drawn to Leah’s natural beauty and genuine goodness, but Leah’s engagement to Dean’s brother stands in the way. The more they fight the attraction, the harder it is to stay apart.

Lost Avalon - K.S. Thomas 
Rockstar Blaise has it all with his brooding good looks, haunting voice and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only Blaise didn’t wind up brooding, haunted and lost by accident...
Avalon has been the girl next door, the band manager, and the keeper of his secrets always. But Blaise has one secret even Ava doesn’t know.

Second Shield - Stacy Eaton
When Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue, he finds Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister. Mack is the epitome of control, but not around the young, sexy rookie. Can Drew solve the case before Mack loses her cool?

Amber Rules – Melinda Curtis
Life coach Amber Rules is assigned is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses in the NBA. Too bad Amber knows nothing about basketball. Too bad Even Oliver is determined to do things his own way, especially when it comes to teaching Amber a new set of rules.

Wild Irish Ride – Jennifer Saints
Given a second chance at forbidden love, Alexi plunges headlong into the passion Jesse ignites. To Jesse, love is an overrated word for getting ones needs met, and he’ll gladly take Alexi on the ride of her life. Maybe then, he can get her out of his head. But the forces are at work again and, this time, may cost them their lives.

Bonus Story: How You Remind Me – Julie Leto
Sexy guitarist Shaw Tyler knows lawyer Kate Schaffer’s personal fantasies. After a scary black-out, Kate cleaned up her act and remembers nothing. Who is the man who acts like he knows exactly what she wants, and is she willing to find out?
LINKS

Purchase at Amazon / Amazon UK / Apple iTunes / Barnes & Noble / Google Play / Kobo






Sunday, March 22, 2015

Zaidi Features: Unique Romance With 3 Endings! "Click Me Happy" by Olga Nunez Miret


Do you believe in love at first sight or first click? Do you think your life should be a romantic novel? Would you like to be able to choose the ending? If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions or feel intrigued by them, this novel offers you a unique opportunity. You can choose what kind of ending you want: unhappy, happy or neutral. 

Lilith, the protagonist, does not believe in all that ‘romantic nonsense’. When her boss and friend, Debbie, asks her to create a digital books section for the library where they both work she triggers a series of events that shake all of Lilith’s strongly held beliefs. 

Her dislike for social networking is put to the test and despite her love for privacy and technological naïveté she manages to make a number of virtual connections. The most interesting one, without a question, is Zane, a talented and attractive author and painter. Their friendship quickly develops into something else. But, what exactly? Lilith doesn’t have a clue. 

A bet with Rowena, her childhood best-friend, offers her an opportunity to test her feelings for Zane and their relationship and a meeting, ‘real’ this time, is organised in the gorgeous setting of Bermuda. 

At that point, you, the reader, have the choice. Do you want the story to end up happy ever after? Do you think there’s no chance for them? Or maybe you believe that there has to be more to life than romantic stories and a neutral ending or new beginning is more true to life? You can pick and choose your ending, or you can read all of them and choose your favourite, or even create your own and let me know. I’d love to hear from you! (I leave you links to contact me at the end.) Don’t be strangers!


My personal links:
My website:
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My Blog:
My Twitter handle:
@OlgaNM7
My Facebook page:

Some of my books are available in other places but I’ll leave you the Amazon links only, otherwise it will be very long:
The Man Who Never Was
Twin Evils?
Click Me Happy!
e-version:
paper:
Escaping Psychiatry:
e-version:
paper:
audio:
Family, Lust and Cameras:
I Love Your Cupcakes:
e-version:
paper: