Author of the Month: Dariel Raye
"I feel gratitude towards authors who offer an escape from the difficulties of real life. I strive to do the same."
Genre: Paranormal Romance and Dark Urban Fantasy
If you haven't read one of her books yet, here are some reasons you should:
"I loved it. Great suspense and intrigue!"
-Re: Dark Sentinels
Dariel's books are all about the escape!
Dariel is a classically trained vocalist and plays 11 instruments
"The most important thing for readers to know about me..."
" I genuinely care about others, and I’m passionate about the value of mental and emotional escape."
Show Dariel some love this month!
"I write interracial/multicultural characters who are not only dealing with the main plots, romance, and conflict, but there’s always a subplot dealing with a real-life issue such as animal cruelty, human rights issues, and racism.
The subplots don’t slap readers in the face and snap them away from their escape, but I like to think they shed light on issues that might not have been considered in the same way before."
A note from Dariel on what she brings to the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genres:
Broken dreams, an ancient enigma tainted by the past, and a mystical bond beyond time and space.
Thrilled about receiving funding for her new outreach program, Jaci meets Andreus and embarks on a journey wrought with mystery and answers to questions that have plagued her for years.
Three years after the accident, Jaci Allen believes she is as lost now as she was the day she awakened to the sudden, tragic deaths of her husband and two-year old daughter. Throwing herself into her work has allowed her to avoid the reminders of her broken dreams, leaving her dangerously empty inside, always seeking…something.
Accused and convicted of the murder of his adoptive mother’s husband at the age of sixteen, Andreus admits his guilt, but acknowledges to himself that his memories of the night the abusive man was killed remain incomplete at best.
Meeting Jaci ignites the awakening of Andreus' frightening special gifts – gifts he has not only tried to hide from the rest of the world, but from himself. Can two shattered souls find a way to heal one another?