Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kristine Cayne's Spotlight: Dariel Raye, Author of Jordan's Wings

Folks, please help me in welcoming Dariel Raye to the blog today. She's the author of several books, including her recent release Jordan's Wings, the first book in her new "Alerians Dark Progeny" series. 

Title: Jordan's Wings
Series: The Alerians Dark Progeny, Book One
Author: Dariel Raye

Genre: contemporary, paranormal romance, fantasy
Available: Red Rose Publishing 

Description: Jordan Taylor is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, but after a string of lackluster relationships, her dream of a man who truly loves and appreciates her strength seems impossible…Until she meets Canaan, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Instinctively, she knows her neat, if lackluster life is about to change.

Born more than 200 years ago, Canaan 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 Jordan, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for.  To claim her, Canaan will have to betray his friend, humble himself enough to win her love, and risk his very life.

Short Excerpt from Jordan's Wings
Jordan woke suddenly and sat up in her bed. She rubbed at her eyes to make sure she saw what she thought she saw. “You! What are you…? How did you…? Get out of my room!” She stood up and stalked toward him when he just sat there, that smirk apparently tattooed on his face, a face too handsome to belong to such a lowlife.

Canaan’s smirk-smile widened as she got closer. He was looking at her body, and some of his teeth didn’t look right. She didn't have the presence of mind to identify just what was wrong, though. Jordan glanced down and was immediately reminded that she had slept in the nude.

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.

Where to Find Dariel and Jordan's Wings

Dariel, thank you so much for the opportunity to learn more about your and your wonderful new series. I look forward to hearing much more about you in the future!

Readers, I'm so happy you could join us today! Please remember the Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop, which starts on Friday (11/9/2012) and runs through Monday (11/12/2012). Over 200 authors and bloggers have banded together to bring you great autumn-themed posts and amazing prizes.

See you Friday!


  1. Hi, Kristine! Thanks for having me over today. I'll see you Friday :-D

    1. Dariel, it was truly my pleasure! See you Friday :)

  2. thanks for having such a fantastic blog hop!

    1. Hi Laurie! Thank you for stopping by :) To be entered for the blog hop, you have to comment on the blog hop post:

      Good luck!