Dariel’s Sneak Peek Sunday: “Kaden’s Reprieve” (WIP)


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Kaden glanced up to see Kushiel approaching. He had no official way to keep time, but after so many years, he felt the advent of Beltane in his loins. It was time, and his heartbeat still maintained its same steady rhythm. He stood completely motionless. Eons of shattered dreams faded from memory, every hope or expectation obliterated by years of torture and disappointment.

Kushiel’s fiery eyes narrowed and the heavy, double chains around Kaden’s neck fell away, clattering to the ground like a slithering snake. Kaden stretched, rolling his shoulders and massaging his neck.Kaden

Kushiel nodded and Kaden took off at a breakneck run for the surface.

Satin Sheets Four-Point-Five Star Review of “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin”


Susan’s Satin Sheets Romance Review of Torin by Dariel Raye

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Dark Sentinels Book Two, Torin by Dariel Raye

Book Length: Approx. 146 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Blurb:  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 affect she has on his heart.

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One thing I can always lead off with when writing about Dariel Raye’s, Dark Sentinel series is her  great and incredible way of reeling one in.  Torin, which leads us to another pact alpha male with an agenda to save his homeland from greedy developers, never imagined falling for the uppity attorney Stephanie Bates he wants to acquire to help him preserve it.  The minute they mEet they each got under each other’s skin and the sparks between them was evidence enough that a passion will soon develop in a very hot and sultry way for the two.
Torin soon sees their relationship as rare and valuable as Stephanie soon has him longing to only get closer to her.  When Stephanie’s life is threatened, Torin can’t help but be her night and shining armor, and offers to protect her.  Torin, Book Two was a wonderful page turner and I absolutely adored how Ms. Raye brought these particular characters to light.  The Dark Sentinel men/alpha’s are not only described as hot, but, seductive, protective and very loyal to their families as well as their mates.  Truly a hot read.
 Dark Sentinel’s Torin is definitely entitled to a rating scale of…
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Four Star (****) Review of “Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable” from The Romance Reviews

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[ Review Posted: Mar 24, 2013 ] – See all my reviews
DARK SENTINELS BOOK ONE: SABLE is an introduction into the secret world of rare werewolf sentinels.

Sable and his twin sister, Syreena, are sentinels—wolf shifters in charge of pack security. Akila is a veterinarian who believes in the protection of all animals. Mr. Moore is a wealthy man who wants to study shifters.

When Syreena goes missing, Sable goes out searching for her, getting himself attacked in the process. Sable is shot with a drug that inhibits him from shifting to his human form and Akila is called in to help with the cantankerous wolf. While in wolf form, Sable begins to fall for the woman who is protective and caring towards him, so he returns in his human form. The attraction is powerful and the sex is lustful but Sable is not supposed to be in a relationship with a human, especially one who doesn’t know he is the wolf she protected. However, they are forced to spend time together to figure out who is harming the animals in Akila’s town.

I love a story that makes me swoon and laugh out loud and cheer for the characters. Being a short story, there were parts of the plot that seemed rushed, but the author did a great job of establishing a world for future stories. The character development was such that I can’t wait to read more about Sable and Akila and hope they are followed up on in the next book. The story also made me eager to meet more sentinels and learn about their world and how they will fight back against the humans that would use them as science experiments.

Dariel’s Sneak Peek Sunday Snippet: “Kaden’s Reprieve” – Short Erotic Paranormal Romance

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“Kaden’s Reprieve”

How the hell did they find me? I’ve been so careful! Another bullet whizzed by her. This time she smelled the sulfur. Any other woman would scream for help, but experience was a damn good teacher, and experience said screaming would just prompt him to kill her faster. Tanya’s heart drummed in her ears, beats accelerating from allegretto to vivace in seconds as she chided herself for putting her life in the hands of someone she’d never even laid eyes on.

Running footsteps behind her grew closer, but so far no more bullets whizzed by. Maybe the gun wielder preferred beating her to death. The streetlights ahead offered safety. Just a few more yards and she could disappear again. She was good at that.


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Another Five Star (*****) Review for “Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torin” From PRG!

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Novella:  Torin

Series:  Dark Sentinels – Book 2

Author:   Dariel Raye

Publisher:  Dariel Raye

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Rating:  Adult


Stephanie Bates is a real estate lawyer. When Torin DuMont enters her office for an appointment, Stephanie’s life will never be the same.  In spite of the fact that Steph’s office called to cancel the appointment, he insisted on waiting until she would see him.  When she finally saw him all she did was throw him out.  Not one to take no as an answer, he waits outside her office for her, only to see her being assaulted by three men.  The minute he saves her, he realizes that this human has somehow gotten his defenses down and he is attracted to her. 

Torin is a werewolf and an alpha sentinel. The only alpha sentinel to be with a human is Sable, and his woman Akila.  What chance is there for him to have a relationship with a human, especially one that has no idea what he really is?  He needs Steph to protect the Wild Lands making it a federal preserve and sanctuary, but he can’t get over his need to help her.  When her apartment is broken into, he takes her to his home.  What does she know that is causing people to want to harm her? 

Stephanie moved to Florida after she found her father dead.  For the first time since that happened, she feels safe with someone. Torin is that someone.  She realizes that even though there is so much about Torin she doesn’t know, she has fallen in love with him. Does he feel the same?

In this book we are also brought up to date on what happened with Sable and Akila.  Their relationship is a long distance one, and she wants more, but will Sable see it her way.  She wants marriage and a life with him but will his pack accept her?  He has finally agreed to take her to his home and introduce her to everyone in the pack. Has she finally gotten what she has always wanted? 

Of course, in addition to the romance between the sentinels and their women is the ever present feeling of doom.  The sadistic Mr. Moore is still capturing wolves and using them for his evil purposes.  Torin’s wolves have gone missing, and Sable has come to help in any way he can, but will it be enough? 

This was every bit as wonderful as the first, romance, sex and the constant presence of evil.  Will Torin and Steph find what Akila and Sable have?  Is there hope of a mating between a sentinel and a human? Are they compatible enough to have children together?  Well, I can’t wait for the next book so I can get some more answers and meet another hunky alpha and another amazing potential mate.



Reviewed by:   Linda Tonis

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Dariel’s Satin Sheets Review of “For the Love of a Sphynx” by Heather Sharpe

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  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • For the Love of a SphynxPage Numbers Source ISBN: 1481922297
  • Publisher: Still Moments Publishing (January 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AY0Y99Y
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  • When time’s the enemy, there’s no room to pussyfoot around.
    Betrayed by her fiancé, Mahri Lassler swears never to risk losing her heart again. She’s convinced she may as well collect cats since she’s on the path to spinsterhood. She adopts a tomcat, and just as they’re beginning to learn each other’s idiosyncrasies, the cat bolts out the door, disappearing without a trace. Her quest to find the darn cat leads her to a confused, naked man writhing on the street. The hopeless look in his eyes touches something deep inside Mahri. Can she trust her heart enough to risk it on a man with no past? Will her love be enough to break his curse?


This short reads like a full-length, but lacks the fire of the typical romance. Morgan’s 11th century fiance cursed him when he tried to explain to her that he needed to marry another woman to receive his father’s blessing.

Mahri, a relatively straight-laced woman just recently free of a painful relationship, goes to the animal shelter with her sister to find companionship in a pet kitten and chooses an adult tom-cat instead. When the cat runs away, Mahri finds a naked man near her house and takes him in.

The fact that no woman in her right mind would let a strange naked man into her home is addressed rather skillfully, but for a romance, very little chemistry exists between the hero and heroine. More references are made to Morgan, the sphynx/naked man watching Mahri in his cat form than to his watching or desiring her as a man!

The fact that Morgan is a beta becomes obvious rather quickly, but I kept hoping one of them would take action. Mahri seems complacent or ambivalent about what she thinks or wants, and Morgan uses the fact that he will be in cat-form again soon as an excuse for his lack of action towards moving the relationship forward or even protecting her.

The story is well-written, the plot is interesting, and while I enjoyed reading it because of Sharpe’s writing style, the lackluster characters left me wanting. Too much rationalizing and not enough action or passion. Despite the lack of passion, it’s still an enjoyable read. Go figure! Three (3) satin pillows.


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