Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guest Post with Dariel Raye, author of SABLE



Who Are The Dark Sentinels?

They lived millions of years ago, fatalities of fear and prejudice. Now, answers to a prayer for survival, they are among us again. Other shifters were nearly extinct, murdered by the thousands at mostly human hands. Capable of shifting at will, without the aid of the moon’s phases, they were born to protect them. Bigger, stronger, faster, and longer living, with highly developed preternatural abilities, they are prized outsiders among their packs. Prized for their ability to protect, yet destined to live as outsiders because of the very differences necessary to prevent the pack’s extinction.
Born to stand at the crossroads between pack-members and their slaughterers, Sentinels quickly learn that they are on their own – a different species. Born human, only two are born to each pack, male and female alphas, brother and sister. Pack members deny them mating privileges within the pack based on fear. No female wants to bear a sentinel because their lives are constantly at risk. When danger comes to the pack, they are on the front line, considered expendable.
When they reach mating age, they leave the pack for a time to find a mate – another sentinel. What happens when a sentinel develops feelings for a human? What happens when malevolent scientists learn how to strengthen humans by using sentinel blood?  As you can imagine, with their feral nature barely beneath the surface, Dark Sentinel passions run high. Touch, affection, and loyalty are necessary for their survival, and they are willing to go to extraordinary measures, risk everything, and break every rule for love.
Dark Sentinels – Book One: Sable

Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6'5" baby blue-eyed surprise.
Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.


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Here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008L87H0O
  
 
 
  
Visit Dariel's site at http://www.pendarielraye.blogspot.com to find information about her books and music.

11 comments:

Christina M. McKnight said...

OMG! These Dark Sentinels sound fierce...and HOT! Heading to Goodreads RIGHT NOW! I must have this book.

Thanks Dariel and Cherie.

The Golden Eagle said...

Interesting blurb! It sounds like a detailed society.

Christine Rains said...

Sounds awesome! I like that cover too.

Summer Ross said...

Terrific cover and this sounds like a good read- thanks for posting!

M Pax said...

Ooo! And all wrapped up with nice eye candy on the cover. GReat tomeet you, Dariel.

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments! Working frantically on the second one.According to my critics, it needs to be longer, and I aim to please :-)

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for hosting me and "Dark Sentinels," Cherie! Oh, the cover was created by Elise Trissel, daughter of award-winning novelist, Beth Trissel She's already working on the cover for bk.2:-)

Lynda R Young said...

ooh, this sounds exciting. And the cover certainly attracts my eye :)

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks, Lynda! I can't wait to see what Elise does with the next cover :-)

Jay Noel said...

The word "slaughterers" caught my eye. I don't think I've EVER seen that word anywhere. That alone piqued my interest.

Dark Sentinels...sounds full of kick-assness.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Awesome cover! The story sounds wonderful too. I love shape shifters