Dai’s Dark Valentine

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“Dai’s Dark Valentine” by Dariel Raye


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 naïve 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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. – Present

Daitre instinctively wrapped her arms around Joban’s neck, wonder overshadowing every other thought and emotion.

Before she could blink, he slid her arms from him and took a step back. She blinked again and glanced around, the environment too strange for comprehension. What seemed like millions of images flashed around her synapses at once.

She closed her eyes again and did her best to ignore the rocks in her stomach, but the feeling of rejection would not go away. She’d over-stepped. He made it clear he did not want to be touched. Apparently he’d meant what he said about their marriage being a union in name only, and God alone knew where he’d brought her.

The magical orb resurfaced in her mind and she watched Joban in awe. She’d always known he was a time bender, and he’d even flashed her from one place to another before, but his particular species of fey were so rare, she’d never met another, and no matter what she thought she knew, experiencing the phenomenon was no less overwhelming and amazing.

Everything seemed to happen in a flash, glimpses of familiar and unfamiliar things slowly registering as the light faded. Joban told her they were in The Americas, the United States of America to be exact, three-hundred years in the future, the twenty-first century, and he began showing her odd clothing.

“Things are very different here and now, Daitre. You will need to adjust as fast as possible. I got these for you after your father told me your size. They will take some getting used to, but dressing is much easier in this century, I imagine.”

“What part of America are we in?”

“We are in a place called New Orleans, Louisiana. I should have family here, and so should you.” He waved across his left hand and a picture appeared.

“This is a map of the United States. We are here,” he said, pointing to the bottom tip of Louisiana.

Daitre frowned.

“What is it, Princess?”

She placed her hands on her hips and folded her arms. “The picture in your hand. That’s something else I did not know you could do.”

“And why does this trouble you?”

She waved him away, the frown morphing into a scowl as she raised her voice. “I do not know. You are all I have, yet I know nothing about you for certain. I find it very troubling.”

He sighed, but otherwise said nothing.

Daitre fingered her gown and glanced warily at the pants, dresses, and other garments he’d purchased. All of her beautiful things were left behind – gowns, jewels, everything left in Monsieur Beaucoup’s carriage.

She wrapped her arms around her midsection. “No.”

“’No,’ what?” His ominous tone did nothing to help the situation.

“No, I will not wear those. They are the garments of a harlot, and all of my things have been left in another place and time.”


About the AuthorDariel Raye profile

Dariel Raye writes powerful IR/MC (Interracial/Multi-cultural) paranormal romance and dark urban fantasy with alpha male heroes to die for, and strong heroines with hearts worth winning. Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and fey (the Vodouin variety).

For more about Dariel, follow her blog or website. She also publishes a new release newsletter and daily newspaper. You can contact her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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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.

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.
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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 Two: Torin”
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.
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.
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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About the Author
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. She is presently writing a shifter romance series, “Dark
Sentinels,”  two Nephilim series with
vamp-like heroes, “The Alerians” and “Children of Cain,” several erotic paranormal/fantasy
romances inspired by blog flashes, and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. Lives
with a very spoiled Dobie/Coonhound and a passel of black cats. To learn more
about Dariel and her books, visit
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Untameable Heat Tour: Dariel Raye and Kathryn Edgar

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Today I welcome to the blog not one author but two: Dariel Raye and Kathryn Edgar! They are on tour, on fire with new releases. Enjoy!


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Kaden’s Reprieve Blurb

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 to leave 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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Lilith’s Freedom Blurb

In the dark alleys of the St Louis riverfront sits a club known only to those evil enough to enter.   The club is called The Master’s Lair.  It is frequented by the evil underbelly of the supernatural world.  Lilith is a beautiful succubus entertaining nightly in the Lair.

Lilith has grown bored with her life.  She is ready for more.   The Master has promised her release from her succubus bonds is possible, except the price may be higher than she can afford.

Alex is hell bent on revenge.  An angel that watched his sister die in the clutches of a goblin drug ring, his main mission is to end their reign of death.   Going undercover as a fallen angel he throws himself into danger going inside The Master’s Lair.

Meeting the beautiful Lilith wasn’t part of his revenge plan.  Yet, something in him wants to be her redemption.  Alex wonders if he can be the one to help Lilith attain the freedom she seeks or will he endanger them both?