Friday, September 4, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday + News & Reviews

Happy Friday!  


I have exciting news to share!  



Shadows Strike hit #92 on the USA TODAY Bestseller List!  Woohoo!!  A huge thank you to all of the wonderful readers who helped it get there!  You . . . are . . . AWESOME!!!



A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, received a wonderful 5-star review from Sofia Loves Reading.  


You can read the full review HERE.

The A Sorceress of His Own Audiobook also received a great review from Oh My Shelves.


You can read the full review HERE.


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I'm so thrilled by the reviews that continue to roll in for Shadows Strike.  Long and Short Reviews gave it a fabulous 5-star review and nominated it for Book of the Month.


You can read the full review HERE.

Shadows Strike also received a fantastic 5-star review from Book Reader Chronicles.

You can read the full review HERE.

The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads have been equally amazing.  Shadows Strike has already received 71 5-star reviews on Amazon!  Thank you so much for taking time to review it!!  I appreciate it so much!!  I'll share snippets from some of my favorite soon.  :-)

A USA Today Bestseller
Amazon • Audible • Nook  iTunes  Kobo
BAM!  Walmart • Amazon UK • Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  The Zach lovers out there seem to be enjoying his scenes in Shadows Strike.  He and Bastien are such fun characters to write.  They will just say anything and couldn't care less what people think of them.  :-)  So for today's selection, I thought I would give you a quote from Shadows Strike that features Zach and Lisette (hero and heroine of Night Unbound) and Ethan and Heather (hero and heroine of Shadows Strike):
“Does this mean we aren’t hunting tonight?” Zach asked from the kitchen. 
Ethan tore his lips from Heather’s long enough to say, “I’m taking the night off.”   
Then their mouths fused once more, hungry and aggressive. 
“We aren’t hunting tonight,” Zach told Lisette, his tone deadpan.  “Whatever shall we do with ourselves?” 
“Not what you’re thinking,” she retorted with a laugh.  “Our bedroom isn’t soundproofed.” 
“So?  We’ll make a game of it.  I’ll see how many orgasms I can give you while you see how long you can go without making a sound.” 
“Zach!” 
“Come on, guys,” Tracy complained.  “I’m standing right here.”
:-D  Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Release Celebrations, Giveaways & Other Fun Stuff

Happy Friday!  What a fantastic week this has been been!



Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, released Tuesday to rave reviews.  Thank you, everyone who pre-ordered it or who has picked up a copy this week.  First week sales are so important to authors, giving them their best chance at hitting the bestseller lists.  I'm pleased to say that Shadows Strike has already hit several of Amazon's Top 100 lists and—even more exciting—has received 28 5-star reviews!  Woohoo!!!  


Another thank you goes out to the wonderful readers who have left reviews.  I'm so thrilled by your responses to it!!  With every book release, I end up chewing my nails until those reviews start rolling in, hoping readers will enjoy it.  So I've been doing happy dances all week.  You're the best!  :-)



The Shadows Strike Audiobook hit Audible's Romance Bestseller List.  Hooray!!  So yet another big thanks goes to all of the audiobook lovers out there who picked up a copy.  Kirsten Potter narrated it.  I can't wait to listen to it.  Release weeks are always so hectic that I've only had time to listen to a few minutes so far.  :-)




I've been celebrating the release with giveaways over on Facebook.  One lucky reader has already won an Amazon Gift Card.  


I have another giveaway currently underway on my My Facebook Page and will choose one winner tonight who will receive the Immortal Guardians Prize Pack pictured above:  signed copies of Night Unbound and Darkness Rises, a tote bag, a keychain flashlight, a cover flat, and lots of bookmarks, trading cards, and postcards.  (I love the new keychains, by the way.)

I may launch another tonight to continue the celebration into the weekend, but haven't decided yet.  Perhaps an Immortal Guardians coffee mug and other goodies?  :-)  




And, of course, my Shadows Strike Blog Tour is still going strong and includes a big giveaway–a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, or a signed book (winner's choice) from my backlist.  If you haven't joined the fun, you missed some great stops this week.  At Books & Things, I offered up five reasons my Immortal Guardians make the best book boyfriends.  :-)  Then at Books-n-Kisses, I gave readers 5 reasons to love Ethan, the hero of Shadows Strike.  But the fun didn't end there.  You can find a list of the stops HERE.




More wonderful reviews have been popping up on blogs, Goodreads, etc.  Here are snippets from some of my favorites:








It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Since I'm sharing all of my exciting Shadows Strike news with you, I thought for today's selection I would give you a brief excerpt of it that features Ethan and Heather (the hero and heroine):
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He rubbed the back of his neck and sighed. “Ah, hell. I suck at this.”

“Suck at what?”

“I wasn’t hunting nearby,” he admitted. “I was hunting forty miles away. But I can’t stop thinking about you and wanted to see you again.” Bending, he retrieved what he hoped she would see as a romantic gesture. When he straightened, he held a newspaper in one hand and a stainless steel coffeepot in the other. He offered her a sheepish smile. “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

Heather bit her lip. And he did think he saw a little Aww, how sweet enter her pretty brown eyes.

Stepping closer, he leaned against the door frame opposite her. “I’m afraid I don’t really know how to do this.”

He heard her heartbeat pick up. “Do what?”

“Date. I haven’t tried to court a woman in about a century. I don’t know how to get things going and can’t ask Ed or he’ll never let me live it down.” Damned if he didn’t feel like a teenager with his first crush.

Her throat moved in a swallow. “You want to date me?”

“If dating you means spending lots of time with you, getting to know you, and exploring every inch of your delectable body as soon as you’re ready to take things further, then yes. I really want to date you.” He held up his goodies. “I remembered your neighbor with the newspaper analogy and . . .” He released a rueful chuckle. “As I said, I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t even like coffee. I just liked the idea of it and wanted to see you again.”

“Oh, Ethan. It’s perfect.”

His heart leapt.

“But I really wish you hadn’t come.” Stepping back, Heather opened the door.

Disappointment struck. “Why?” He had been so sure she’d felt the same spark.

She brought the hand he hadn’t realized she had been hiding behind her back around and raised a Walther PPQ 9mm. “Because I dreamed you would.”

As Ethan gaped down at her, she pulled the trigger.
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Thank you for sharing in my excitement, helping me celebrate, and making this release week a fantastic one!!   

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It's Release Day!

Release Day is finally here!  And what a special release day it is, because I have two books releasing today.  :-)  

Amazon • Audible • Nook  iTunes  Kobo • Amazon
BAM!  Walmart • Amazon UK • Amazon Canada

"Fans of terrific paranormal romance have hit the jackpot with Duvall and her electrifying series."
—RT Book Reviews

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes. 

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...
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Amazon • Barnes and Noble • iTunes • Kobo • BAM! • Walmart

"Duvall's hauntingly beautiful novella, set in the world of the Immortal Guardians, portrays the deep love between two people who can never touch, with a wonderfully unexpected ending."
—Publishers Weekly

Four of today’s most intriguing paranormal authors entice readers deep into the shadows, where vampires, immortals, and other supernatural creatures heat up the night...

On The Hunt by Alexandra Ivy
Mika Tanner has loved Bailey Morrell, a beautiful Healer, since childhood. But his duty as a Sentinel, a supernatural guardian of an ancient race, clashed with her rebellious spirit. Now a dangerous new anarchist group not only threatens life as they know it—but any chance of their being together again...  

Scorpius Rising by Rebecca Zanetti
With a deadly disease spreading like wildfire across the country, microbiologist Nora Medina needs to focus all her energy on stopping the pandemic. Playing with dynamite—in the form of her way-too-hot ex—is the last thing she should be doing. But forced to work with Deacan McDougall against unexpected enemies with the seconds ticking by, she knows the explosion is coming...  

Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity. 

Stake Out by Hannah Jayne
Vampire fashion designer Nina LaShay has a lot on her plate—just two days until fashion week and the model who was flirting with her photographer boyfriend is now a corpse in her studio. But when dead turns into undead and dangerous, Nina must find out who’s responsible…before the beautiful baby vamp takes too many bites out of the Big Apple. 
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As usual, I'll be celebrating the release with giveaways.  I've already launched one today on My Facebook Page.  The prize:  a $15 Amazon Gift Card.  


And, of course, there are cool prizes and fun posts in my Shadows Strike Blog Tour.  :-)

I hope you'll enjoy the latest installments in my Immortal Guardians series!  And, if you're new to the series, SHADOWS STRIKE can be read as a stand-alone novel.  You'll just be more familiar with the secondary characters' backgrounds if you read them in order.

Happy reading!  And have a fantastic week!

Dianne

Friday, August 21, 2015

News, Reviews & Countdown Giveaways

Happy Friday!  What a busy and fun week it's been.  The countdown has begun!  Shadows Strike will release on Tuesday, and I've already begun celebrating with fun giveaways on Facebook as well as a big blog tour.  But first . . .




Shadows Strike, narrated by Kirsten Potter, is now available for Pre-Order on Audible!  Woohoo!!  A lot of audiobook lovers out there have been asking me about it, so I was very excited to see it pop up early.  I can't wait to listen to it!  :-)




Fantastic reviews continue to roll in for Shadows Strike.  I'm so thrilled that reviewers are enjoying Ethan and Heather's story!  Here are snippets from some of the latest:


 You can read the full review HERE.


 You can read the full review HERE.





Look what came in the mail—Immortal Guardians swag!  Hooray!!  Cool canvas tote bags, awesome coffee mugs, and flashlight keychains that are much brighter than anticipated.  :-D  Here's a sample:



I'll be giving some of these goodies away over on My Facebook Page as I celebrate the August 25th release of both Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, and On the Hunt, the anthology that includes my Immortal Guardians novella Phantom Embrace.  (Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone, by the way.)






Speaking of giveaways,  I'm giving away 5 swag packs in a Facebook giveaway that begins today and continues through midnight tomorrow.  :-)

And don't forget my Shadows Strike Blog Tour!  If you missed this week's stops, drop by, join the fun, and enter to win!



Coming August 25th
ebook — Kindle  Nook  iTunes  Kobo
paperback — Amazon  BAM!  Walmart
audiobook — Amazon  Tantor

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Here's another peek into the pages of Shadows Strike that features Heather and Ethan, the heroine and hero.  Heather speaks first:
“Your eyes are glowing again.” 
“You’re beautiful, you’re smart, you think quickly in a crisis, and you kick ass.  Do you have any idea what a desirous combination that is?” 
“Since I could say the same about you, yes.” 
He grinned.  “You’re bold, too?  Be still my heart.”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Giveaway & Beach Reads Winner Announcement

Hi, all!  I hope your week is going well.


Thank you, everyone who joined me for the Beach Reads in August Giveaway Hop!  The winner of a signed ARC of Shadows Strike + swag is . . .

Samantha Loving

Congratulations!!

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The countdown has begun!  Only 1 week to go until the August 25th release of Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, and On the Hunt, the anthology that includes my Immortal Guardians novella Phantom Embrace.  I've begun the countdown with a big giveaway over on my Facebook Page.  Join me on August 18th and 19th and enter to win signed ARCs of Shadows Strike and On the Hunt, as well as a signed copy of A Sorceress of His Own and swag.  

(If you're new to my Immortal Guardians series, both upcoming releases can be read as stand-alones.  You'll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the books in order.)  

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Don't forget!  A fantastic month-long event is taking place in August to celebrate Read-A-Romance Month!  93 authors, myself included, are participating.  3 post per day.  And there are sooooooo many great giveaways, including international giveaways.  

I have 2 prize packs up for grabs.


So drop by, join the fun, talk romance, and enter to win!  




Have a wonderful week!

Dianne

Friday, August 14, 2015

Counting Down With Sneak Peeks and Giveaways

Happy Friday!  Only a week and a half to go until the release of Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, and On the Hunt, the anthology that includes my Immortal Guardians novella Phantom Embrace.  



My Shadows Strike Blog Tour is now underway.  Some of this week's stops included excerpts that gave you a glimpse of Ethan and Heather's first kiss, as well as the banter the two share. And there is more to come.  :-)  I'll continue to update the schedule and hope you'll join me.  If you do, be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, or a signed book of your choice from my backlist.  Here's a list of this week's stops if you missed them:



Diane's Book Blog — Spotlight
Little Shop of Readers — Exclusive Excerpt
3 Partners in Shopping — Spotlight
Ramblings From This Chick — Exclusive Excerpt
KT Book Reviews — Exclusive Excerpt



Have you heard?  August is Read a Romance Month!  I'm participating in a great event, celebrating the Joys of Romance.  :-)  Join me and 92 other authors (some of whom are favorites of mine) and enter to win lots of goodies.  I'll be giving away signed copies of the first book in both of my series—A Sorceress of HIs Own, The Gifted Ones Book 1, and Darkness Dawns, Immortal Guardians Book 1—to one winner here in the US and one international winner.  My post will go live on Sunday the 16th at ReadARomanceMonth.com.



I thought I would share some of the latest reviews rolling in on Amazon and Goodreads.



A USA Today Bestseller
Kindle  Audible  iBooks  Kobo  Nook
"A refreshing paranormal stroyline which takes place in the twelfth century.  The time frame alone brings a fresh take in this popular genre.  No the story isn't about vampires but it is so much better because it doesn't.  The main characters have a dynamic relationship that keeps the readers on edge waiting to see if they get their h.e.a. . .  Buy this book you all not want to put it down."
—Book geek

"LOVE Dianne Duvall's new series.  It is a fantastic insight to the beginnings and history of the Immortal Guardians series which I also really, really, really love (did I say really enough?!!).  Excellent action and ideas, they are funny, romantic, the males are very male and the women are strong and can kick butt.  I can't wait for the next book in either series."
—Dragonfly Dreamer

"I really liked this book.  If you like witches and magic back in the days of knight and kings then you will love this book.  I really enjoyed the action and the romance was wonderful.  I truly recommend this book to anyone who loves magic and romance."
—J. MEADOR "J. MEADOWS"


Coming August 25th
ebook — Kindle  Nook  iTunes  Kobo
paperback — Amazon  BAM!  Walmart
audiobook — Amazon  Tantor

"Dianne Duvall did it again.  She sucked me right into her newest installment of the Immortal Guardians series.  The only thing stopping me from reading this in one sitting was my bodys need for food and seep.  It was that good. . . I love the Immortal Guardians books by Dianne Duvall, because she makes all of her characters look like a big, caring family I wish I could be a part of."
—Bookgatherer

"It's exciting and sweet, action packed and incredibly sexy.  I've been smitten with these Immortal Guardians since book one and each book keeps getting better."
—Dali

"This book had it all from action to romance. . . Ethan is sweet and protective but I loved his reactions when Heather showed just how kick @ss she can be! A brave heroine, a delicious hero and so many surprises. Yes it's fair to say I really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read more."
—Marta Cox


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  A lot of audiobook fans have been asking me when Shadows Strike will release on Audible, so I just wanted to mention again that it will release on Audible on August 25th, the same day the paperback and ebook will release.  :-)  Until then, here's another peek into its pages taken from a scene that feature Ethan and Heather (the hero and heroine) and Zach and Lisette (the hero and heroine of the previous book—Night Unbound):
Silence fell as they all studied one another. 
Lisette’s curious gaze kept darting back and forth between Ethan and Heather as if she were already sizing them up for wedding finery. 
“I don’t think you want to do that,” Zach drawled, his dark gaze zeroing in on Heather. 
“Do what?” Ethan asked, frowning. 
“Read my mind.  There are things up there you really don’t want to see.” 
Great.  Way to make her feel more comfortable, @sshole, Ethan thought dourly.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Dianne