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). She loves animals, nature, all things paranormal, and lives with two large dogs and a passel of black cats (all strays and rescues). Dariel is currently writing “Dark Sentinels Book Three” and two Nephilim series: “The Alerians – Dark Progeny” and “Children of Cain.”
Dark Sentinels Book Two: Torinby Dariel Raye, Rasberry
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
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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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Hot sex on a stick… Oh my! Having read the first in the Dark Sentinels series, Sable I figured I knew what to expect from Torin. Another set of strong alpha twin pack protectors for sure, definitely a hot romance, but this time we get just a bit more. We get that HEA we were looking for in Sable. I loved revisiting the characters from that story and seeing them finding their happy ending. While that was very satisfying, I loved meeting this new alpha wolf shifter and his spunky human lawyer. The sparks between them start flying before they even set eyes on each other. Dr. Torin DuMont is a forensic specialist. The police have called him in numerous times to solve cases. However, that isn’t his full time job, no his full time job is heading up security and protection for his pack. Apparently, his job now includes hiring a lawyer to file environmental protection suits for the land his pack lives on. Torin is gruff mannered and quite domineering. You could say his demeanor rubs Stephanie Bates a little wrong. In fact, his rudeness has her sending him packing rather than taking the time to hear his case. While Torin may be quiet for the most part, demanding, and rude when he chooses to speak, he is a protector through and through. So, when he hears Stephanie being attacked in the parking garage of her law offices he rushes in to save her. Soon he’s asking himself about the old adage “Are we truly responsible for the life we save?” Stephanie Bates is an uppity chit as far as Torin is concerned but a beautiful enticing one at that. Having lived her life under the thumb of one domineering man Stephanie does not intend to ever put up with it from anyone else. Even so, she finds herself drawn to Torin. “He’s hot sex on a big stick,” and everything she shouldn’t want; still she finds him irresistible. When Torin becomes her savior, she finds he is the only one she wants to call when she feels threatened. Her past has come calling and living has become a dangerous endeavor. It’s also become a challenge to keep her hands off of Torin and you can guess how that goes. The story of Torin continues the fight against the villain from the first of the Dark Sentinels series. However, this story adds the element of a second threat to Stephanie from her past. I really liked the added depth this gave to the story as well as the interweaving of the previous characters into the storyline. The suspense and action is just a bit more than the first in the series as well. Overall, I’d say I enjoyed this one even more and can’t wait to see what Ms. Raye has in store for the third book in the series. While this one gave us a resolution to the threat against Stephanie and the HEA that was perhaps lacking in the first in the series, it left open the threat the packs are under from the deranged geneticist. I would recommend this one to anyone into paranormal romances with a side of suspense. Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review The cover is cool and definitely grabs my attention to look at it :) This is book 2 in the Dark Sentinels series. I highly recommend reading the series in order because it does have the characters from book 1 in this book, and you will understand what is going on and the dynamics much better :) This is for adults only due to the very steamy content. If you read my review from book 1, I was upset because it just ended, and I wasn’t sure whether the characters would be heard from again or what the plan was. Well, I was ecstatic when they came back in this book, and I know what is going on with them. This book has action, attitude, and treachery for several angles. You learn more about the world, but I also have a few new questions thanks to Akila’s part in this series. Akila and Sable were in this book, and you get the closure and plan that was missing from book 1 which just made everything awesome. In this book, the focus was Torin, his pack, and Stephanie. Stephanie is a firecracker in some aspects, but she has moments of …not weakness but she just loses it…not that I blame her. Torin is gruff and tends to be rude, but I don’t think he means it….it is like he doesn’t know what to do around Stephanie….like awkwardness which makes it kind of cute. There is plenty of action, and it kept me enthralled in the story when I wasn’t busy with mom stuff with my son :) I can’t wait to read the next book!!! I highly recommend this series to my shifter lovin’ friends because this is a fab series with plenty to keep you entertained :)
I loved this!!!! Steph is a Lawyer and Torin needs her help. Torin did not get a message saying their appointment was canceled and did not go about getting a new one the right way. In fact he flat out annoyed Steph to the point that she kicked him out of her office. Thankfully he did not leave right away as she ended up needing his help when she was attacked by three men. Steph ends up agreeing to work his case but ends up needing his help some more and ends up staying with him. All the while he is trying to fight his attraction to her. He is a sentinel shifter and she is a human. Sure he has heard of Sable being with a human but he can't understand it. But how long can he fight it? Steph too? Meanwhile there are some big changes for the better in Sable and Akila's releationship although Sable has to leave right away to go help out Torin and his people with some issues. While he is there he can hand out some much needed advise to Torin. I definitely Loved this book! I highly recommend this series and this book! Dariel Raye is one of these wonderful Authors that are making me a big fan of Shifters!
"Torin" is the second book in the 'Dark Sentinels' series and the first I've read from this author. I do wish I had read the first book since I felt a bit lost with what was going on. But I totally enjoyed the book with it's many twists and turns in this adventure of Torin. The authors characters are believable and come to life and I would recommend this book to others but please be sure to read the first book "Sable" first. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.