Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.
Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.
Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?
The first reviews are beginning to roll in and I couldn't be more thrilled!
Thank you, Linda, for the wonderful review at Reading Between the Wines Book Club!
“Aidan is one hot, funny, strong and loyal Scot. Dana is amazing. She’s powerfully gifted, level-headed and single. Ooh la la! Their chemistry is sizzling from the get-go . . . I alternately laughed, swooned and fretted with them as forces interfered with Aidan’s wooing efforts by wreaking deathly havoc."
“Dana is the perfect match for [Aidan]. I loved them together . . . all these books are amazing.”
Thank you, Buffy, for fabulous review at Buffy's Ramblings! I'm so glad you liked it!
“Dana is just plain amazing. She is very strong willed and practically fearless . . . My VERY favorite part of this book is the "Aidan test". I laughed so hard out loud that my husband not only looked at me weird, but actually asked about it. SO GOOD!"
Thank you, Vanessa, for the great review at The Jeep Diva!
“Dana sees plenty when it comes to Aidan. She sees him fighting feverishly with swords and other men who fight back just as zealously. She sees herself with him in moments of passion. Most importantly Dana sees the charming man he truly is."
Dana’s eyes flew open.
Aidan’s big warm body still spooned around hers, his front glued to her back. The arm he had wrapped around her was heavy and relaxed. His muscled chest rose and fell with deep, even breaths.
She frowned. What had woken her?
The faint illumination that filtered in from the streetlight out front didn’t allow her to see much farther than the bedside table.
Easing Aidan’s arm off her, she sat up and reached for the cell phone she usually kept by the bed at night but didn’t find it.
She must have left it downstairs.
Opening the top drawer in the table, she felt around until her fingers closed around her iPod. Pressing the power button, she slid her thumb across the screen to unlock it.
Pastel wallpaper lit up the screen, along with the time: 3:57.
Looked like they’d slept for several hours.
She glanced at the battery indicator. Red instead of white. Seven percent battery power left. That should be enough to help her fetch her cell phone.
Rising, she tiptoed out of the bedroom and into the hallway.
The house seemed to slumber, too, encapsulating her in quiet. Even the air conditioner made no sound.
Moving toward the stairs, she turned on the iPod’s bright flashlight.
Much better. She hadn’t wanted to turn it on in the bedroom and risk waking Aidan.
Descending the staircase, she passed the door she had forgotten to close earlier and entered her shop. All seemed quiet there, too.
Padding forward, toes curling against the cold wood floor, she found her cell phone where she had left it on the counter before all hell had broken loose.
No new calls or texts had come in.
Hmm. So what had awakened her? She was usually a pretty sound sleeper and had assumed her phone had chimed.
Perhaps Aidan had shifted and inadvertently nudged her awake?
Could be. She hadn’t slept with anyone in quite a long time, so she wasn’t used to having a big warm body in bed with her.
Glancing up, she froze.
Faces peered at her through the bay window.
Sneering, blood-splattered faces that housed long, sharp fangs and glowing eyes.
Oh, crap. Vampires. A lot of them.
They smiled in unison.
Spinning around, Dana raced for the stairwell. “Aidan!” she screamed.
Glass shattered behind her.
To celebrate the big release, I'll probably launch a giveaway (in addition to my Blade of Darkness Blog Tour giveaway) over on My Facebook Page. Facebook has changed its algorithms again and has decreased all pages' reach so much that I don't think even 1% of the lovely readers who have liked my page see my posts now. So pop over every once in a while this week to make sure you don't miss it. :-)
Thank you so much, everyone who pre-ordered Blade of Darkness. I'll post the winners of my Pre-Order Giveaway on Friday. Until then, I hope you will all enjoy Dana and Aidan's story! I can't wait to hear what you think of it.