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Monday, July 22, 2013



Torin (Dark Sentinels #2) 
by Dariel Raye 
Erotic Paranormal/Fantasy Romance 
Categories: Interracial/Multicultural 
Publisher: Dariel Raye Publishing 
Release Date: February 9, 2013 
Heat Level: Sizzling 
Word Count: 38,850 
Available at: Amazon | B&N 


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. 

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers. 

Book Trailer:

5/5 Stars

“…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.”--Linda Tonis (Read complete review at Paranormal Romance Guild) 

5/5 Stars

“Torin DuMont is larger than life, and commands attention from the first moment we meet him. He's brash and very much an alpha male. Stephanie Bates is a hard-butt Real Estate Attorney, with some issues of her own to work out. From their first meeting these two bring out the best, and worst in each other. Their exciting adventure is full of many unexpected twists. The book will grab your attention and run away with it. Dariel Raye certainly knows how to keep the pages turning. A little over descriptive at times, but that only adds to her unique writing style. Overall Torin is a wonderful addition to the Dark Sentinel Series. Readers who enjoyed the first one {Sable}, will be blown away by this sequel. Well done, Dariel.--Catrina Barton, Amazon Reivewer 

5/5 Stars

 “Loved this book, a lot of my questions were answered in this book. The first book was good but left me frustrated with so many questions. I'm looking forward to the third book in this series. I think this story will only get better with each book!”--AlabamaGirl, Amazon Reviewee


She pushed his T-shirt up further, sliding her fingers down the center of his torso, toward the waist of his jeans. She wanted to shout in exultation when Torin lifted his arms to whisk the T-shirt over his head.

Torin stilled her hands, clasping them between his larger ones until she tilted her head to look up at him.

Noticing the blood was on his T-shirt but not on his body, Steph erased it from her mind as quickly as Torin had removed his shirt. The blood wasn’t his. The complete quiet, the stillness of the room, with only her heart beating in her ears in anticipation of feeling more of him made her hot.  Sweat trickled down her back and between her breasts as their eyes met, his body giving off heat like a furnace.

His stormy, gray eyes were roiling, molten clouds as he gazed at her, searching.

She saw his jaw clench before he spoke, his raspy voice zinging straight to her hot, wet core.

“I’m not what you’re used to. I don’t want to hurt you.”

Unable to think, she heard herself say, “I don’t want what I’m used to.” Please.

Torin released her hands, and she curled her fingers around the waist of his jeans, glancing up at him again, questioning. He was the kind of man who insisted on taking the lead. That much she’d realized the minute she met him, but in that tense moment, he seemed to need her encouragement.

Steph shook her head, still gazing into his eyes. “The only way you’ll hurt me is if you walk away.” Then she gasped when Torin bent slightly, wrapping one solid arm around her trembling thighs and the other around her back. Before she could catch her breath, her breasts were flush against his hard chest, and his generous lips covered her open mouth, stealing what little breath she had left as warm cinnamon and spice converged on her taste buds.

Torin’s tongue swept into her mouth, exploring, commanding her body to comply. She did, relaxing against him, her heart rate melding into the same rhythm as his as she gripped his muscular shoulders with her nails and wrapped her legs around his waist, holding on for dear life. More desperate for the taste of him than air to breathe, she felt Mount V preparing to erupt in orgasm from his kiss alone.

Finally able to take a breath, Steph leaned back enough in his arms to glide her right hand between their bodies and down his chest as his hand supported her back. She was enthralled by the feel of him, fiery and hard, yet his skin gave beneath her fingertips. She’d wanted to touch him for so long, to feel his touch on her body.

She tightened her thighs around his waist and used them to scoot higher along his torso, climbing just like she’d envisioned, then leaned in, hugging him to her, and wrapped her arms around his neck to touch his hair—that thick, unruly, luxurious hair.

Torin reached back with one hand and pried her hands from him. She nearly fought to hold on. Her stomach was plummeting, and she was terrified that he wanted to stop, but he entwined their fingers, then slid his hand along her arm, electrical currents sparking in his wake as he placed her hands on his chest again, his large muscles vibrating under her fingertips.


Dariel is a classically trained pianist and vocalist with a degree in piano and vocal performance and a master’s in counseling psychology from The University of Georgia. She also completed studies and passed comprehensives for a Ph.D. (ABD), and tutors algebra and statistics. She loves animals, nature, all things paranormal, and presently lives with 2 large dogs and a passel of black cats. Dariel is currently writing Dark Sentinels Book Three, two Nephilim series: The Alerians – Dark Progeny and Children of Cain, and two short stories: Kaden’s Reprieve andAshanti’s Becoming: A Summer Quickie.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this series.

  2. I love the excerpt. Very sexy. Thanks for sharing.
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