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Dark Sentinels Prequel Blast Starts Feb.13th!!

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In response to readers’ questions and requests, there’s a new addition to Dariel Raye’s award-winning “Dark Sentinels” series! “Dark Sentinels Prequel” is LIVE. Here’s the cover and blurb for the new release as well as information about other available books in the series.

“Dark
Sentinels Prequel”
Sometimes a girl has to go the extra mile to capture
the man she loves, especially when she’s a sentinel wolf shifter from Washington state with no possible mates for miles.
 
Orphaned in childhood, Dr. Syreena Adler learned at
an early age to depend on her twin brother, Sable, and herself, but phone conversations with a Georgia sentinel she’s never seen spark unexpected desire.
 
Southern red wolf sentinel Cord Velasquez has spent
his life atoning for the death of his entire family. He wants a life with Syreena, but when she surprises him with an impromptu visit, the realization his greatest fear seems inevitable.
Amazon            Barnes and Noble
 
 
Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable 
Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and
locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame
him and unleashes a 6’5″ baby blue-eyed surprise.
Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save
as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…
Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born
into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.
“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.
 

      Prequel– Amazon            Sable– Amazon            Torin– Amazon
                                               Paperback– Amazon
       Prequel– B&N                Sable– B&N                    Torin– B&N
                                      Jordan’sWings – Amazon
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New Release: Dark Sentinels Prequel

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“Dark Sentinels Prequel” New Release!!

Psst! Official release day is 2/13/2014, but it’s already LIVE!!

Sometimes a girl has to go the extra mile to capture the man she loves, especially when she’s a sentinel wolf shifter from Washington state with no possible mates for miles.

Orphaned in childhood, Dr. Syreena Adler learned at an early age to depend on her twin brother, Sable, and herself, but phone conversations with a Georgia sentinel she’s never seen spark unexpected desire.

Southern red wolf sentinel Cord Velasquez has spent his life atoning for the death of his entire family. He wants a life with Syreena, but when she surprises him with an impromptu visit, the realization of his greatest fear seems inevitable.

“Dark Sentinels Prequel” – Amazon    “Dark Sentinels Prequel” – B&N

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“Dark Sentinels – Book One: Sable” 

Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6’5″ baby blue-eyed surprise.

Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.

“Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable” on Amazon

“Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable” on Barnes & Noble

“Dark Sentinels One and Two” Paperback

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“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.

“Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” at Amazon

“Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” at Barnes & Noble

“Dark Sentinels” Trailer

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“Jordan’s Wings” (The Alerians – Dark Progeny Book One) 

Jordan Taylor is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, but after a string of lackluster relationships, her dream of a man who truly loves and appreciates her strength seems impossible…Until she meets Canaan, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Instinctively, she knows her neat, if lackluster life is about to change.

Born more than 200 years ago, Canaan looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone.When he meets Jordan, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for.  To claim her, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.

“The Alerians – Dark Progeny: Jordan’s Wings”

“The Alerians –Dark Progeny: Jordan’s Wings” at Amazon

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“Untameable Heat: Kaden’s Reprieve”

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Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive “Heaven’s Touch” match making service, graciously gives her a week’s stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.

Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. He is also half-demon, remanded to Kushiel’s custody centuries ago. Allowed leave from Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain, his life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve?

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Cover Reveal: “Dark Sentinels Prequel”

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Just finished the “Dark Sentinels” prequel in response to questions and requests, but since it is a prequel with events leading into “Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable,” it ends with a major cliffhanger. In other words, you’ll have to read book one to find out about the resolution. It introduces Syreena and tells her story with Cord. I’ll include this statement: Due to the unsettling cliffhanger at the end of this novella, it is suggested that you read “Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable” first. So…here’s the blurb.

“Dark Sentinels Prequel”

Sometimes a girl has to go the extra mile to capture the man she loves, especially when she’s a sentinel wolf shifter from Washington State with no possible mates for miles. Orphaned in childhood, Dr. Syreena Adler learned at an early age to depend on her twin brother, Sable, and herself, but phone conversations with a Georgia sentinel she’s never seen spark unexpected desire.

Southern red wolf sentinel Cord Velasquez has spent his life atoning for the death of his entire family. He wants a life with Syreena, but when she surprises him with an impromptu visit, the realization of his greatest fear seems inevitable.

Bringing in the New Year with a Reunion!

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New Year 2014

Starting New Year’s Eve, join us to bring in 2014 in style! Thirty-five authors who’ve been featured on my blog before. The pre-reunion post containing “things we love” will be live on New Year’s Eve at my blogger site. When you come by, I’ll have some easy instructions for a little game we’re gonna play. Two winners will receive an ebook of choice from the participants, and I’ve made it easy for you to see what each one’s got to offer. Something to suit every taste :-)

Every day, January 1st – 7th, will feature 4 or 5 of my friends and authors. Each one chose whether to do a book feature post, interview, or article, so you’ll have a variety of interviews, fun articles, and excerpts. There’s a Rafflecopter giveaway with mega-prizes so your chances of winning something are pretty good, and every day you comment with your email address, the chances of you winning get even better. Here’s the schedule of authors. Click here to visit. Hope to see you there!

Dec. 31st – “Three Things You Love” – Doris O’Connor, L.J. Kentowski, P.T. Macias, Chantel Rhondeau, Tricia Schneider, Kayelle Allen, R.L. Naquin, Dara Young, Zenobia Renquist, Mia Darien, Jami Gray, BR Kingsolver, Krystal Shannan, Maegan, Provan, Ann Gimpel, and Melissa Keir

Jan. 1st – Vallory Vance, Sky Purington, Doris O’Connor, Katie Jennings

Jan. 2nd – L.J. Kentowski, Catrina Barton, LaVerne Thompson, P.T. Macias, R.L. Naquin

Jan. 3rd – Christine James, Chantel Rhondeau, Tricia Schneider, J.B. Brooklin, Vanna Smythe

Jan. 4th – Kayelle Allen, Dara Young, PL Parker, Zenobia Renquist, Jessica Nicholls

Jan. 5th – Mia Darien, Jami Gray, Maya Pruett, BR Kingsolver, Lia Davis

Jan. 6th – Alexandra Anthony, Abigail Owen, Danita Minnis, Maegan Provan, Krystal Shannan

Jan. 7th – Rachelle Ayala, Ann Gimpel, Jade Kerrion, Melissa Keir, Beth Trissel

Two More Five-Star (*****) Reviews via Colleen Everly!!

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This is always a pleasant find!! Just when you’re feeling like you’ll never get the next book written or your books will never see the light of day, never seen, simply collecting cobwebs as their spark dims in obscurity, an angel comes along and not only reads one of your books but posts a five-star (*****) review!! Here they are, short and sweet with no spoilers. LOL

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“Untameable Heat: Kaden’s Reprieve”

5.0 out of 5 stars Kaden, November 14, 2013
This review is from: Untameable Heat: Kaden’s Reprieve (Kindle Edition)

Loved this book, enjoyed the aspect of two souls searching for love and finding it in what was supposed to be a couple days of sex set up by a friend. I felt so sorry for Kaden growing up the way he did.

“Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable”
5.0 out of 5 stars Sable, November 14, 2013
This review is from: Dark Sentinels Book One:Sable (Kindle Edition)

Really liked this book. Just love a good shifter story. I liked that even though he was in wolf form she still didn’t fear him. I also liked how she came to terms with him being a shifter.

Something Sexy and New Just in Time For Holiday Season

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No, of course paperbacks in general aren’t new, but these two are. Just in time for gift-giving and receiving, consider sharing one or both of these shifter romance treats with your reading friends: “Here, Kitty Kitty,” a big cat shifter anthology published to benefit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and “Dark Sentinels One and Two,” the first two books in my well-received wolf shifter series.

Here’s a bit about each one, and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter below.

Dark Sentinels Combo

“Dark Sentinels One and Two”

Sable

Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6’5″ baby blue-eyed surprise.

Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.

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.

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“Here, Kitty Kitty”

“His Jaguar Princess” by A. Star [Jaguar]

The Story: Jaguar shifter Selene Peters can’t deny her feelings for the tycoon Lucas King. Somehow, he’s penetrated her barriers and become more than just a client, but loving a human is dangerous and she fears her past repeating itself. Could he help her overcome the past or will she sacrifice her happiness and succumb to it? Not if he has anything to say about it…

Author Bio: A. Star is a pseudonym of Diantha Jones, who was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries. She is the author of The Oracle of Delphi series and Mythos: Stories from Olympus. Under A. Star, she has released Invasion, and future releases include the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.

Social Media:

http://www.diantha-jones.com

http://www.facebook.com/dianthajones

http://www.twitter.com/DianthaJones

“In Our Nature” by Jessica Nicholls [Cougar]

The Story: When Mira’s privacy and independence are threatened, she can be very nasty.  Daniel is an expert on American mountain lions. His assistance is requested after an ‘incident’ on Mira’s front lawn. When the two meet, they recognise each other in more than one way.

Author Bio: Jessica Nicholls is originally from Northern Illinois. She lived in the Northwest of England for just over ten years, where she studied and had her children. Currently, Jessica lives in the Middle East with her husband and two now school age (yay!) kids. Running, reading and watching films are her favourite hobbies. Writing the type of stories she would enjoy reading (anything dark and weird or romantic, or a combination of those) is a passion.

Social Media:

http://jessicanichollsauthor.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Nicholls/1414557452090470

http://www.twitter.com/JessicaNicholl1

“Divine Passage” by Dariel Raye [Panther]

The Story: Kimani, a breeder with the power to preserve the human race, must depend on her guardian, Ahkil, a black panther shifter with more than one reason to distrust humans, but his secrets could change the course of her life forever.

Author Bio: Dariel loves books, animals, and all things paranormal. Dariel has written articles for The News Item of Mobile, and Black Health Magazine of Atlanta. A classically trained pianist and vocalist with a degree in piano and vocal performance and a master’s in counseling psychology, she completed studies for a Ph.D. with the exception of her dissertation, and finally stopped due to kidney failure/dialysis. She is presently writing a shifter romance series, “Dark Sentinels,” and two Nephilim series, “The Alerians” and “Children of Cain.” Lives with two large dogs and a passel of black cats. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blog.

Social Media:

http://www.darkparanormalromanceseries.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AuthorDarielRaye

http://www.twitter.com/Pendarielraye

“The Distance Between” by Mia Darien [Siberian Tiger]

The Story: She’s traveled thousands of miles, looking for a safe place. He’s brought her thousands of miles, looking to not be lonely any more. But they both have secrets. Can they bridge the distance between, and find what they’re looking for in each other?

Author Bio: Mia Darien is an indie author of speculative fiction, and a New England Yankee transplanted into Alabama clay. No matter her geography, she continues to stubbornly and rebelliously live the life of her choosing along with her family and pets. She doesn’t miss the snow.

Social Media:

http://www.miadarien.com

http://www.facebook.com/author.miadarien

http://www.twitter.com/MiaDarien

“Hannah’s Fate” by Abigail Owen [Cougar]

The Story: Cougar shifters have allied into groups, together in a rocky alliance to protect themselves against other shifters. Hannah Keller becomes the targeted Mate for Kyle Carstairs, the treacherous soon-to-be Alpha of another group. Meanwhile, Nick Jensen, her childhood hero and longtime secret crush, has returned home with hopes of claiming Hannah for his own. But will he be in time to rescue her from the Carstairs’s schemes?

Author Bio: Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado to a high school English teacher and a social worker. Abigail was raised in Austin, Texas and now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe. Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of TexasA&MUniversity, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

Social Media:

http://www.abigailowen.com

http://www.facebook.com/Abigail.Owen.Books

http://twitter.com/AOwenBooks

“Full Moon” by BR Kingsolver [Jaguar]

The Story: The full moon can get a girl stirred up, especially with a handsome cowboy paying her way too much attention. If it wasn’t for those damned werewolves causing trouble and getting in the way…

Author Bio: I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, among writers, artists and weird Hispanic and Native American myths and folklore.  I’ve lived all over the U.S. and earned a living doing everything from making silver and turquoise jewelry, to construction to computers. I currently live in Baltimore and Albuquerque.

Social Media:

http://www.brkingsolver.com/

http://www.facebook.com/brkingsolver

http://twitter.com/BRKINGSOLVER

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Dariel’s Review: “Wolf Born” by Ann Gimpel

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Product Details

  • File Size: 332 KB                                                            
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (August 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ES1OXW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Enabled
It’s hard to know who to trust as secrets and life-threatening danger stalk Max and Audrey through the pages of Wolfborn, Book 2 of Underground Heat. In a world where shifters keep their friends close and their enemies closer, passion flares hot and sweet. You won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough in this sizzling, suspenseful romance from author Ann Gimpel.

In a futuristic California that’s almost out of resources, Max leads a double life. A Russian wolf-shifter, he heads up the State of California as its governor—and the shifter underground. He took on the governorship to help his people. Threatened with genocide, many shifters have gone into hiding. Some blame Max and the underground for their plight, rather than the governmental edict that’s meant death for so many.

Audrey works for Max. Unlike most humans with low levels of shifter blood who bless their lucky stars they avoided the purge, she wants to be a shifter. If she could find a way to finesse it, she’d quit her job in a heartbeat and go to work helping the shifter underground. The only sticking point is Max. She’s been half in love with him forever.

Against a dog-eat-dog political backdrop where no one knows who their allies are, Max and Audrey spar with one another. Max fears she’s part of the group trying to kill him. Audrey has no idea about Max’s double identity and worries she won’t be able to walk away from their fiery attraction to help the underground.

After a second attempt on his life, Max faces critical choices. Should he follow his head or his heart?

Content Notes: Spicy

Review
Max is a shifter living a double life as a politician in an effort to save his people from the government’s edict to eradicate them. Audrey, his office assistant, has shifter blood, but not enough to shift. She’s loved him for a very long time, but has no idea he’s a shifter. After several threats on Max’s life, his relationship with Audrey changes, and he learns more about her than he ever expected to.
What I enjoyed most about “Wolf Born” was Gimpel’s ability to show the feelings of her characters through perfectly chosen body language. The hero and heroine were both likable and believable, and the supporting characters, particularly Johannes, a “metro” male, was memorable. I can’t wait to read his story.
While the juxtaposition of shifters and politics still rings a little odd to me, but Gimpel’s ability to keep me interested despite our different philosophies is commendable. Four and a half stars.
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