Hi all:

Yes, it’s Friday and I’ve already shared a new book today. But Valentine Day is coming and that’s put me in the mood for sharing and talking about romances.

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Dariel Raye, author extraordinaire, a few months back and we’ve exchanged tips and information about our respective writing and plans. She was also kind enough to feature my interview in her blog, here. Dariel told me she had a new story coming out for Valentine, and it’s now ready for pre-order, so I could not help but bring it to you. I hope to dedicate a lengthier post to Dariel and her writing, but as you’ll see I could not let this opportunity go by.

Without further ado:

“Dai’s Dark Valentine” Now available for pre-order!

Dai's Dark Valentine by Dariel Raye

Dai’s Dark Valentine by Dariel Raye

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 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.

Amazon.com Pre-order

For more information:

Dariel’s Blog

Author Dariel Raye

Author Dariel Raye

And just a snippet of information about Dariel:

Dariel’s love for books, as well as her fascination with animals and all things paranormal, prompted the beginning of her writing journey at the tender age of 8. The paranormal romance, “Raven’s Shelter,” one of five stories in Taming of the Wolf, was her second publication, and her first with The Wild Rose Press as a result of placing second in their “Got Wolf” competition – prompted the new “Dark Sentinels” series. Also a paranormal romance, “Vashti’s Star,” which she has plans to update, was her first published novel. 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, Dariel plays more than 10 instruments, and worked as a band and choral director. With a master’s in counseling psychology, she worked in mental health therapy, substance abuse counseling, and school/career counseling for more years than she wishes to reveal. She has presently completed studies for a Ph.D. with the exception of her dissertation, but a more recent battle with kidney failure changed her perspective and renewed a focus on her first loves, writing and music. Dariel is a native Mobilian and minister of music. In addition to her novels and articles, she has written and directed three musicals and composed more than 30 scripturally based compositions. She lives with a variety of pets, where she is working on three paranormal romance series, composing music, and making plans to record soon.

Here her Amazon page:


Thanks to Dariel for bringing us the chance to pre-order her new book, thanks to all of you for reading, and I hope you have an exciting Valentine planned. And you know what to do: like, share, comment, and of course, CLICK!