Friday, April 24, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday #168 + Giveaway News

Happy Friday!!  This week has been a fun one.   Exciting news is brewing yet again, but I can't share it with you just yet.  (Can't wait!)  Hopefully soon.  :-)





 Look what arrived in the mail!  A Sorceress of His Own ARCs!  Yay!  I'm so excited!  Aren't they pretty?  :-)




My A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN PRE-ORDER EXTRAVAGANZA is still going on.  I'm happy to say that, with your help, I've passed the 3500 pre-orders milestone.  Woohoo!!  As you know, pre-orders are very important to authors, so I'm thanking readers who pre-order by giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders (prize packs at the 500 marks and gift cards at the 1000 marks).  And . . .




Congratulations to Lisa Bateman, the winner of the first prize pack!!  :-)  (I admit, I liked the mug so much that I bought one for myself.  LOL.)  Next, I'll give away a $25 Amazon Gift Card when I reach the 4000 pre-order milestone.

TO ENTER:  Pre-order A Sorceress of His Own before June 2nd, then fill out this form — http://bit.ly/1DQTXTd.  You can find buy links (and the special limited time low price) under the book cover below.  :-)

Thanks so much for your pre-orders!  I appreciate every one and hope you'll enjoy the new series!



An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Special Pre-Order Price — $2.99
(50% of Reg. Retail Price)
Kindle • iTunes • Kobo • Nook
"Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex,
fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty."
—RT Book Reviews

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I thought I would give you another glimpse into the pages of A Sorceress of His Own.  Here's a narrative quote told from the POV of Lord Dillon, the hero:
His heart pounded like the hooves of a galloping warhorse.  A single timid smile was all it had taken to make time stop.  A small pink tongue gliding sensually across soft lips in what he knew was an innocent gesture.  Yet his body reacted as if she had just thrown back the blankets and invited him to take her.
For some reason, Dillon reminds me a little bit of Zach, from my Immortal Guardians series.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be spending mine with Ethan, Heather, and my Immortal Guardians family while I finish going over Shadows Strike proofs.  ;-)

Dianne

Thursday, April 23, 2015

And the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop Winner Is . . .

Hi all,

A big thank you to everyone who joined me for the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop!


The winner of my giveaway is . . .

Slehan

Congratulations!!

I hope you're all having a great week!  I'll be back tomorrow with the latest news in my Favorite Quote Friday post!

Dianne

Friday, April 17, 2015

Huge Giveaway + Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday!  We had the most wonderful stormy day yesterday.  It rained all day and night, thunder rumbling and vibrating the windows.  It even hailed a little bit.  Perfect atmosphere for going over Shadows Strike proofs.


I have a love/hate relationship with this stage of the publishing process.  This is the last time errors can be corrected, so I have to read through the manuscript very carefully, paying close attention to every single word and punctuation mark, looking for typos.  It can be incredibly tedious.  BUT I'm enjoying reading Ethan and Heather's story again.  :-)  


As many of you know, A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, will be released on June 2nd.  I’m so excited!  And, for the first time ever I have access to Pre-Order numbers.  I would love to reach 6k Pre-Orders by Release Day.  AND, at the same time, I would like to thank all of the awesome readers who pre-order a copy and share in my excitement, so I’m launching a big Pre-Order Campaign Contest.  Every 1000 pre-orders that come in between now and June 2nd, I will give away an Amazon Gift Card, each worth more than the previous one.  I’ll also give away some other goodies at each 500 pre-order mark in between.  

TO ENTER:  Pre-Order A Sorceress of His Own (see links below), then fill out the Pre-Order Contest Form.  If you’ve already pre-ordered, just fill out the form  :-)  Here are the Pre-Order Links:

A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN
—$2.99 for a Limited Time—
Kindle • iTunes • Kobo • Nook

Thanks so much!  Pre-Orders are so important to authors.  I do a happy dance every time I see another one come in.  You're the best!  :-)

An Amazon #1 Best Seller
Kindle • iTunes • Kobo • Nook
"Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex,
fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty."
—RT Book Reviews

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a month and a half to go until A Sorceress of His Own's release!  Woohoo!!  So for today's selection, I thought I would give you another sneak peek in the form of a narrative quote taken from it:
Alyssa’s heart hammered beneath her breast.  What was he doing to her?  With just a look . . . such a look . . . he peeled away her exterior and threatened to expose all of her hidden desires.
I hope you'll enjoy the new series.  :-)  Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, April 10, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday #167—A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN First Look!

Happy Friday!  Only two months to go until the release of A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones.  Woohoo!!  Thank you so much, everyone who has pre-ordered a copy!  This is the first time I've had access to Pre-Order numbers, and I can't tell you how much it means to me each time I see the numbers rise.

And thank you, too, everyone who has helped me get the word out about it!  Writers today have to wear so many hats that it can be hard to reach everyone we would like to with news when we don the Marketing and Promotion hat.  You've all been such a great help!  I appreciate it so much!!



And, speaking of help . . .  Here are some of the goodies I'm getting together to send to my Street Team manager.  So far my care package includes signed paperback copies of Night Unbound, hundreds of postcards, bookmarks, and trading cards, signed Night Unbound cover flats, and A Sorceress of His Own magnets.  Usually, by the time I'm finished putting these packages together, I can barely lift the box.  LOL.



There's still time to enter to win an Amazon Gift Card in the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop!  The hop will last through April 18th and offers a prize at every stop!  You can find my post HERE.


Coming June 2, 2015
Only $2.99 for a Limited Time
An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Kindle • iTunes • Kobo • Nook

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today, I thought I would give you a peek into the pages of A Sorceress of His Own.  If this is your first time hearing about it, Alyssa—the heroine—was the first gifted one (someone born with special gifts or abilities ordinary humans lack) I created.  In the following quote, she is speaking with the hero, Lord Dillon, Earl of Westcott:
“You must not say such things when they are not true.” 
“But they are true,” he insisted.  “You are touching me.”  He brought one of her hands to his cheek and held it there.  “Can you not see the truth in my words?  Can you not feel it?” 
She stared at him, unspeaking. 
“Alyssa?” 
“I cannot think clearly when you touch me,” she whispered. 
His heart skipped a beat.  He could feel hers pounding wildly against his chest.  “You must forgive me.” 
“For what?” 
His head dipped.  “For this.”
I'm so happy to bring you their story!!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop—Win an Amazon Gift Card!


Welcome to the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop!  We're talking romance novels we love, which means my TBR pile—already teetering near the ceiling—will grow yet again.  :-)  We're also giving away lots of romance book related goodies so I hope you'll have fun!

Today I thought I would share with you my upcoming release A Sorceress of His Own.  For me, this was the romance novel that started it all.  The heroine, Alyssa, was the first gifted one (someone born with gifts ordinary humans don't possess) I ever wrote.  And she—along with Seth, Marcus, and Roland, who first appeared in this book—inspired me to write my bestselling Immortal Guardians series.  :-)


Coming June 2, 2015
Only $2.99 for a Limited Time
An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Kindle • iTunes • Kobo • Nook

"Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex,
fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty."
—RT Book Reviews

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.

For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father.

All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything—even the wrath of his king—to be with her.


My Giveaway


$10 Amazon Gift Card you can spend on romance novels or anything else you'd like.  :-)

Details


The Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop runs from April 5, 2015, 12:00am EDT through April 18, 2015, 11:59pm EDT.  My giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada.

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and tell me what your favorite romance genres are.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries
For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

+1  Follow my blog. 

+1  Like My Facebook Page.

+1  Follow me on Twitter.

+1  Friend or Follow me on tsu.

+1  Share my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share my giveaway on Facebook.

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Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by April 22nd.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

Have Fun on the Hop!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday #166

Happy Friday!  Can you believe it's already April?  Summer is just around the corner and this summer promises to be a very exciting one for me.  


An Amazon #1 Best Seller
Kindle  iTunes  Kobo  Nook

One of my favorite Facebook friends expressed surprise, having just heard yesterday that I have a new book releasing in June, which mean Facebook's algorithm is hard at work again hiding my posts from the wonderful readers and writers who have liked my page.  So, if you haven't heard yet, I'm launching a brand new series—The Gifted Ones.  The first book, A Sorceress of His Own, will be released on June 2, 2015.  It (and the sequel that will follow next year) is the book that inspired me to write my Immortal Guardians series.  The heroine, Alyssa, is the first gifted one I ever created, so I'm very excited about introducing her to you.  :-)

To celebrate the new series launch, I have discounted the e-book price for a limited time—just $2.99!  Pre-Order today to lock in the low price!


And, for the bloggers out there, if you'd like to participate in my A Sorceress of His Own Blog Tour, there's still time to join!  The tour will include author interviews, guest posts, character interviews, spotlights, excerpts, and a tour-wide giveaway.  You can find more information and sign up HERE.


I've been so busy the last couple of years that I haven't had time to do much in the way of gardening.  I'm determined to find time this year, though, so I planted some seeds.  And look!  They're already sprouting!  Yay!  Now I'll have to make sure I won't get so busy this summer that I'll forget to water them.  :-D  What about you?  Any gardening in your spring and summer plans?


Last, but not least, I thought I would mention that I'll be participating in the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop that starts April 5th!  I'll be giving away an Amazon Gift Card.  And there will be giveaways at all the other stops, so be sure to drop by and join the fun!


Immortal Guardians Book 6
Amazon • Kindle • iTunes • Kobo  BAM!

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today, I thought I would give you an early peek into the pages of Shadows Strike.  It features Ethan (the hero) and Heather (the heroine):
She smiled. 
“What?” 
She gave him a titillating once-over.  “You’re hot when you’re all tough and protective.” 
He grinned.  “Stop tempting me.  Chris is on his way, so I need to keep my head.” 
She winked.  And damned if it didn’t make him want to toss his phone, lock the door, and bend her over the sofa. 
“Your eyes are glowing again.” 
“I know, damn it.” 
She laughed.
I can't wait for you to read both A Sorceress of His Own and Shadows Strike!  I hope you'll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, March 27, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday #165

Happy Friday!  This was another exciting week!  Thanks to all of you who pre-ordered it, A Sorceress of His Own again became an Amazon #1 Bestseller!!  Woohoo!



It's also #2 on some of #Amazon's Hot New Releases and Most Wished For lists.  


I'm so excited!  I'll have to think of a cool way to thank you, so—if you've pre-ordered it—stay tuned.  :-)

If this is your first time hearing about it, A Sorceress of His Own is the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones.  It will be released on June 2, 2015.  To celebrate the new series launch, I've discounted A Sorceress of His Own for a limited time—just $2.99.  If you haven't pre-ordered it and would like to lock in the $2.99 price, here are the links:

Kindle  iTunes  Kobo  Nook


Author's Taproom is planning a big blog tour for A Sorceress of His Own.  The tour will run from May 19th – June 16th, 2015 and will consist of author interviews, author guest posts, character interviews, spotlights, excerpts, chapter one, and a tour-wide giveaway via rafflecopter.  If you're a blogger and would like to participate, you can find out more HERE.


USA Today Bestseller 
Amazon  Audible • Barnes and Noble • iTunes • Kobo • Walmart

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Bastien, the villain of Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians Book 1) and the hero of Phantom Shadows (IG Book 3) has been on my mind a lot this week.  So I thought I would give you a quote from my latest release, Night Unbound, that features Lisette, the heroine, and Bastien.
"Give Melanie my love." 
He winked.  "I'll be too busy giving her mine."  Closing the door, he started the engine and sped away.
I love writing series.  I would've hated to say goodbye to Bastien after the first book.  He's so much fun to write.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne