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#Booklaunch DESTINY’S FAVOR. ORLOSIANS WARRIORS Book 2 by Dariel Raye (@Pendarielraye) Excerpt, giveaway and wings!

Hi all:

You’ll remember I shared the cover of Dariel Raye’s new book a while back and she promised to bring us the news when the book was out. And she’s delivered. Here it is!

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Destiny’s Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)

Destiny’s Favor synopsis

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth 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 Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

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Excerpt

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J mowed-down the second of the biggest, rarest T-bones Destiny had ever seen. He ate as if he hadn’t eaten in days. Destiny noticed that J didn’t miss a beat in the conversation, yet his plate got emptier and emptier. She found herself staring at his throat, the muscles moving up and down as he chewed and swallowed.

She wondered absently whether it was wrong to be drawn to his beauty when her inner voice kept telling her something about him wasn’t quite as it seemed, but oh, he was beautiful. No other word described him. In fact, he was unnaturally so. No man should have his looks. It just wasn’t fair.

“…don’t you think so, Baby?”

“W-what?” Lost in her own thoughts, she had missed her cue in the conversation. She glanced up, shifting her gaze too slowly from J’s throat to his eyes. His lips were tilted into a smile, and his eyes held a gleam of mischief. He had seen her watching him. Bastard.

Robert offered her a tolerant smile. “I was telling J he’s staying with us. All the hotel rooms in this area are gonna be taken because of the convention.”

Destiny could see the pleading in Robert’s eyes as he awaited her answer. The apartment was his, and while she stayed over with him at times, she had not felt convinced enough to agree to move in with him.

She appreciated him at least giving the impression that her opinion mattered. The keyword there was impression, because he certainly should have discussed this idea with her before they reached the terminal, and certainly not with J’s unsettling gray eyes boring into her. Again, she thought, it wasn’t her place so she didn’t really have a say. She didn’t even have to be here, let alone at Robert’s apartment, and she could always go back to her place if she felt too uncomfortable.

She glanced at him, then back at J. “Sure. Robert and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” She showed them a few teeth to seal the deal, then tried to focus her attention on the menu again. Well, there goes steering clear of him.

“Don’t you guys want shakes? It’s a rhetorical question.” Destiny raised her hand to get the waitress’s attention. She still felt J’s gaze on her, but avoided looking in his direction.

“No chocolate for you, Baby. Remember? You’re staying with me tonight, and caffeine keeps you awake.” Robert took a paternal tone, showing off. She wanted to slap the back of his head.

As soon as the waitress came over, Destiny addressed her, drawing the woman’s attention away from J. The woman’s big blue eyed gaze seemed to have lit on him without her notice – like a pin to a strong magnet. Destiny had to raise her voice. “I’ll also have a chocolate shake, please.” She put emphasis on the word “chocolate.”

J laughed and turned toward the waitress, who appeared to be enjoying the exchange. “I’ll have chocolate, too. Do you have chocolate cake also, miss?”

The waitress blushed maroon, her hand going to her chest as she laughed, obviously affected by him. “Lily. My name is Lily.” She pointed to her name tag.

J nodded and smiled before breaking the woman’s apparent trance. “Thank you, Lily. Do you have chocolate cake? I’d like to OD on chocolate. Can you help me do that, Lily?”

“Oh!” She covered her mouth like a giddy teen. “Yes. Yes, I’ll bring your chocolate shake and chocolate cake over. We also have hot fudge and chocolate syrup, if you’d like to add one of those. On the house.”

Destiny’s jaw nearly dropped. What the hell did he do to deserve his on the house?

After Lily took J’s order for chocolate cake and a chocolate shake, she turned to Robert. By then, Destiny couldn’t help sharing a conspiratorial smile with J. His eyes seemed to dance, watching the exchange he’d instigated. She had to admit it. The man had charisma to burn.

“Nothing for me.” Robert frowned, patting his slim middle with his palm as he silently judged them with his eyes. “I’m watching my weight, and I don’t have anywhere else to put it, anyway.”

Destiny glared at him. He was already too thin for his height as far as she was concerned. Her weight topped his by at least 30 pounds. Hearing his comment about watching his weight grated like having lunch with a picky, pretentious size zero model. J, on the other hand, probably shopped in the Big and Tall shops. He was muscular and solid without being bulky, and he couldn’t seem to get enough to eat. Something about a man who liked to eat made her toes tingle, not to mention what it did to her other parts.

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About the Author

Dariel Raye is an animal lover, musician, and author of 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. She is a mezzo-soprano who fell in love with books and started reciting stories at the age of 3. She also plays over 11 musical instruments.

Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and fey (the Vodouin variety). Dariel is currently writing three series: “Dark Sentinels” (wolf shifters), “Orlosian Warriors” (Vampire-like Nephilim), and “Gateway” (a crossover erotic paranormal suspense with romantic elements).

For more about Dariel, follow her blog or visit her website. She also publishes a new release newsletter. If you enjoyed this book, please post a review on review sites. You can also follow her and contact her on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

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#Pre-release shoutout! Destiny’s Favor: Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2 by Dariel Raye (@Pendarielraye) Coming on 21st July. Don’t miss it!

Hi all:

An author who’s featured in my old blog, Dariel Raye, is having a book release in July and the novel is now available in pre-order. She asked me to give her a hand letting people now, and I thought I’d use the new books post as I was sure you’d love to know. The book is available at a special promo price and you can also take part in a Rafflecopter competition at the end for a chance to win a free copy of the first book. And she’s promised to send us more information when the book is out. So here it comes…

 

Destiny's Favor cover via Cora Blu

Destiny’s Favor (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 2)

Destiny’s Favor synopsis

His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth 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 Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

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Get a FREE review copy of “Calm Assurance (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1) to catch up on the series now! Enter the Rafflecopter below to find out how to get your free copy + win other prizes!

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Calm Assurance (Orlosian Warriors Bk. 1)

Calm Assurance synopsis

Two hearts, two different worlds, uncompromising love.

A straight-laced Nephilim-descendant and a human trouble-magnet?

When Asriel – Orlosian Warrior, descendant of Nephilim, law enforcer – is sent to guard Malina, a human with a penchant for drawing trouble like a tornado, she becomes his obsession.

With no hope of finding love in his dimension, he breaks the cardinal rule, leaving his home to protect her, but she has also drawn the attention of his enemies, and he is forced to face demons from his past. If Asriel chooses to stay with Malina, not only does he risk forfeiting his right to ever return to his dimension, but he will need her blood to survive.

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Dariel is an animal lover who writes IR/MC (interracial/multi-cultural) paranormal and dark urban fantasy romance. She is presently writing a shifter series, “Dark Sentinels,” a reluctant hell-dweller series, “Kushiel’s Keep,” two Nephilim series with vampire-like heroes, “Orlosian Warriors” and “Cain’s Progeny,” “Lifegivers,” a paranormal romance series with a variety of beings, a crossover paranormal thriller shifter trilogy with romantic elements, “Gateway,” and an erotic fantasy newsletter serial. To learn more about Dariel and her books, visit her blog, join her newsletter, and follow her on Amazon.

 

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Thanks so much to Dariel for bringing us her news, thanks to all of you for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed, share, comment, like and CLICK!

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Merry #Christmas from all of us! I hope you have a good holiday!

Hi all!

It’s Christmas! I doubt that many of you will be reading this, but just in case, a few of my characters wanted to wish you a good holiday:

Dashiell, one of the demos in Angelic Business 2. Shapes of Greg
Dashiell, one of the demons in Angelic Business 2. Shapes of Greg

Dashiell (better known as Dash, and yes, he’s pretty dashing. They love him in Twitter!) wanted me to tell you that it’s OK to be a bit naughty these days. But then, he’s a demon!

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G, Greg or Gregorious

G, Greg, or Gregorious, another demon (yes, he’s one of the main characters) in the Angelic Business series, wanted me to tell you that it’s OK to make mistakes and we all make a wrong choice from time to time (he should know!). Although, sometimes there’s a price to pay.

 Azrael
Azrael

Azrael is an angel (yes, I know you can see that), also in Angelic Business and asked me to tell you that magic exists and there are more things than what we can see, if we only believe in ourselves and others.

Pink
Pink, the heroine of Angelic Business

Pink, the protagonist of Angelic Business, wanted to remind you that you can do more things than you realise and if you believe in yourself, there are no limits. Of course, with a little help from your friends (and in her case, an angel and a demon too).

Dulce from I Love Your Cupcakes
Dulce from I Love Your Cupcakes

Dulce, from I Love Your Cupcakes, hopes you have a very sweet holiday season.

Escaping Psychiatry. Beginnings
Escaping Psychiatry. Beginnings

And Mary Miller from Escaping Psychiatry, who’s a bit shy, wanted to share a link to the first chapters of the prequel that it’s appearing now in Wattpad, just in case you want to do something not very Christmassy. (I’ll be sharing it in my blog from next year too).

https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/57064879-escaping-psychiatry-beginnings

And from me, Merry Christmas!

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Ah, just in case you’ve forgotten, the first novel in the Angelic Business series, is FREE, here.

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