"Dai’s Dark Valentine" by Dariel Raye

She has enough love to warm his cynical heart, he has enough dark power to destroy everything and everyone in reach. To save her, he might just have to use it.

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.

“Just when you think you have already read a good saga, along comes this amazing narrative, which kept me glued to the screen. The story is filled with paranormal, time traveling, mind reading, and shape-shifting characters, which are well defined and complex. The setting begins in 18th century France, but then shifts to the 21st century in New Orleans. Feisty Daitre Salons possesses uncontrollable powers that must be protected by her stand-offish husband, Joban Beaucoup. The tale deals with obsession, erotica, revenge, desire, danger, jealousy, betrayal and murder, which makes the story even more suspenseful. There are many twists and turns, conflict, and shocking exposés, with an ending you will never see coming. Joban was one of my favorite characters. What woman, in her right mind, wouldn’t want a man like him: a protector, a superb lover, a good cook and a first-rate housekeeper?” – Vivienne Diana Neal