Dai's Dark Valentine

Dai's Dark Valentine

by Dariel Raye

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Overview

Dai's Dark Valentine by Dariel Raye

What happens when a sheltered cat-shifter and a dark fey come together?

Three-hundred years is a long time, but left to its own devices, what began as the vendetta of one man can grow to encompass even more formidable hatred.

Daitre Salons is a beautiful but naïve heiress whose true heritage has been kept secret even from her. Now, her abilities are emerging and her father's enemies want her dead, but what bothers her most is that her new husband "in name only" insists on treating her like a child.

Joban Beaucoup, professional guard to the Salons family, and dark fey (alternate spelling from Vodouin origin), has chosen to leave the quaint yet suffocating French town of his orphan-childhood and venture to the Americas, but he needs one thing he cannot concoct, despite his magical abilities – a wife.

When Joban agrees to marry Daitre and take her to the Americas with him, he carries her three-thousand miles away, then whisks her three-hundred years into the future to assure her safety, but while Daitre struggles to adjust to this strange new world, manage her newfound powers, and make peace with her feelings for Joban, Joban learns that even here, their enemies have followed them, now more deadly than ever.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149954636
Publisher: L'Adagio Press
Publication date: 02/11/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dariel Raye writes 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. Her stories tell of shifters, vamps, angels, demons, and fey (the Vodouin variety).
For more about Dariel, follow her blog or website. She also publishes a new
release newsletter and daily newspaper. You can contact her on Twitter,
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Dai's Dark Valentine 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
crazy4peanutbutter More than 1 year ago
Action, tenderness, regrets, tension are some of the ways I would described this story. A well written story. I enjoyed reading it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!! I am so in love with this story and characters from the very begining. It has shifters, fey, hero and heroine in the story witch make it a wonderful story. I can not wait to see what will write next. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve never read a PNR with a storyline similar to this one. I really enjoyed it! Dark and sexy with lots of little surprises from the characters. Very well written, and engaging. Looking forward to more of this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve never read a PNR with a storyline similar to this one. I really enjoyed it! Dark and sexy with lots of little surprises from the characters. Very well written, and engaging. Looking forward to more of this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve never read a PNR with a storyline similar to this one. I really enjoyed it! Dark and sexy with lots of little surprises from the characters. Very well written, and engaging. Looking forward to more of this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed this story. I liked the camaraderie and the love story. Such a magical storyl
MuffyWilson More than 1 year ago
First let me say that I was given this book for an honest review and I felt it was a real risk on the author’s part. I do not read nor write this genre. As a result, I have never developed an interest or an affinity for magical beings, time travel and shape shifter fantasy worlds. But, I have become a real fan of Dariel Raye’s style, storytelling and other-worldly imagination. While this book surely has all those elements, the very foundation of the book is an everlasting story of love, loyalty, devotion, and conflict across the ages. Yes, the characters were fantasiful but they are charming, well-developed and face challenges common to us all on one level or another in life. I identified immediately. I loved the 18th century genesis of the story in France, having lived there. Developing a contemporary storyline and bringing it forward to New Orleans was brilliant. In short, the story was charming yet believably strong, the characters beautifully developed and emotionally complex, the action was well-crafted and unexpected. This book surprised and delighted me in so many unexpected ways, I felt it a treasure I just had to share with others. Dariel Raye opened up whole new worlds of uncharted fantasy for me and I lost myself in her book….and after all, isn’t that the reason we read? I simply LOVED this book.
PAJiuditta More than 1 year ago
An Entertaining and Unique Multicultural Fantasy Romance I'm an avid reader, but "Dai's Dark Valentine" still managed to surprise me! And now I have become a fast-fan and I am totally hooked on Dariel Raye! Ms. Raye has quite the imagination, and once I started reading this story I could not put it down for wondering what would happen next. Daitre Salons is a spoiled, sheltered young woman who is just learning about the gifts she has inherited. I won't go into further detail because I don't want to spoil it for anyone else, but I will say that she grows up quite a bit by the end of the story. Joban Beaucoup is Daitre's bodyguard, and has worked for her father for years. Joban is a true alpha hero whose mission in life is to keep the woman he loves safe, and he is willing to do anything to accomplish that. When Daitre's father's life is threatened, along with the life of his offspring (Daitre), he makes a deal with Joban, allowing him to marry Daitre and keep her safe. Now, I know how this sounds, but you really have to read it to understand. First of all, the story begins in 18th Century France, and because of the time traveling element Raye incorporated, Joban and Daitre end up married and in present day New Orleans. Daitre has a lot of growing up to do when the story begins, but because of her sweet nature, it was easy to understand why Joban loved her. As their romance progressed, both of the main characters grew emotionally, and each one made the other one stronger and better. The story is filled with romance, conflict, betrayal, and lots of action. I fell in love with Daitre and Joban, and the whole world of Vodouin Fey. The characters are unique and even though the story is fantasy, their struggles are real and mirror the prejudices and marital strife of real life. I hated for the story to end. In fact, I think a sequel is in order. If you enjoy romance, magical beings, and shifters, with a little time travel to make things even more interesting, you will love this book.
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this otherworldly tale of shifters and fey where the hero, Joban bends time and fights his dark nature while the heroine, Daitre comes to terms with the discovery that she is far from the human she always believed herself to be. Both are challenged to accept their own natures. At the same time they must put aside their preconceived notions of each other. Complicating matters is one family’s unreasonable pursuit of revenge that spans centuries spawning a nasty case of racism against those with fey or shifter heritages. In an effort to protect Daitre from his enemies, her father, Alain announces her betrothal to his Captain of the Guards, Joban. Joban has protected Daitre for years, standing by stoically and aloof as she works in the local orphanage. Feeling resentful at his apparent lack of tender emotions towards her and with little choice, Daitre marries Joban before being whisked to present day New Orleans 300 years into their future. The underlying tone of the book even in the modern day has the feel of an historical. The book’s pace is fairly even gradually increasing as the suspense and action pick up. Towards the end the pace moves much more quickly as conflicts come to a head and resolutions are made. Over time Daitre comes to recognize that Joban’s actions speak louder than the words she longs to hear. Joban finds Daitre is all he needs to be grounded in the here and now. Overall this was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a bit a magic in their reading. This book was given to me in order to provide an honest review.