Friday, December 19, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #156

Happy Friday!  This was a fantastic week!  First things first:  I turned Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, in to my editor.  Yay!  I love-love-loved writing Ethan and Heather's story!  :-)


Amazon • Kindle • iTunes • Kobo  BAM!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has already Pre-Ordered it!  It hit two Top 100 Lists this week on Amazon!  Woohoo!  I'm so excited!  



Thank you, too, everyone who entered my Shadows Strike Cover Reveal Contest.  The winners are . . .





an Immortal Guardians kindle or nook ebook of your choice
(of books already released)
Deidre Sexton

an Immortal Guardians Swag Pack
Linda Larsson
Joyce Cook

Congratulations!!  Don't forget to email me — dianne [at] dianneduvall [dot] com — and let me know where to send your prizes!





Want another chance to win an ebook?  Join me on my Facebook Page for a Flash Giveaway today!


USA Today Bestseller 
with over 150 5-star reviews on Amazon
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I've chosen a snippet that features the hero and heroine, Zach and Lisette:
“You’re worth it.”  Cupping her face in his hands, he pressed a tender kiss to her lips.  “I would do anything for you, Lisette.”  He kissed her again.  “If you told me tomorrow that Tracy had inadvertently thrown away your favorite throwing star, I would fly to the nearest landfill and comb through the mountains of reeking, dripping garbage until I found it.”  He thought about it for a moment.  “Actually that would probably be a lot less irritating than dealing with your immortal brethren has been for the past forty-eight hours.” 
She laughed.  “Poor baby.  You’re just not a people person, are you?”  
“Not by any stretch of the imagination.”
You'll see quite a bit of Zach and Lisette in Shadows Strike.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Dianne

Friday, December 12, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #155

Happy Friday!!  I've been working hard, editing Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6, which tells Ethan and Heather's story.  I'll turn it in to my editor next week, so you might want to visit my Facebook page to see if I'll celebrate with a Flash Giveaway.  :-)



I've been getting a lot of emails, messages, and comments, asking who the hero of Phantom Embrace, the novella I've written for the On the Hunt anthology, will be.  Now that I've turned it in, I'm ready to announce that the hero of Phantom Embrace will be . . .  Yuri.  :-)

His heroine has been on my radar for a long time.  I'm glad Yuri finally found her.  ;-)



Today is the last day you can enter to win an Immortal Guardians Kindle or Nook ebook (winners choice of books already released) or one of two Immortal Guardians swag packs.  You can find the details and enter HERE.



Night Unbound received a fantastic 5-star review from Bears Read, Too, which declared it "Freakin' Phenomenal!"  Here's a snippet:

"There are so many things I love about this book and series!
  • The characters (especially the grumpy ones!)
  • The relationships and unbreakable friendships
  • The family dynamic
  • The plot and style of writing
  • The dialogue is hilarious!
  • The fact that the writing and pace is so good that each chapter flows with perfect ups and downs making it impossible to stop reading and the pages pretty much turn all of their own volition!
  • … and certainly not least but the hot & sexy romances"
You can read the full, fabulous review HERE.

USA Today Bestseller 
with over 150 5-star reviews on Amazon
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I thought I'd give you a narrative quote taken from Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, which tells Zach and Lisette's story.  
Though shadows had been Zach’s friend for thousands of years, he found no comfort in them now.  He had not slept in two days, thanks to Seth’s precious Immortal Guardians.  Nor had he made love to Lisette. 
The last irritated him far more than the first, of course.  Zach craved her touch like a cat craved catnip.  His existence had always been so bereft of affection and passion and tenderness that—now that Lisette had given him a taste of it—he constantly wanted to drink more in, to bathe in it and relish every kiss and touch and gasp of ecstasy.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cover Reveal, News, and #Giveaway!

Happy Friday!  I have a lot of news to share with you today!  I'll start with this:



I have a cover and blurb for Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6!!


The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

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...

What do you think?  It will be released on August 25, 2015, and is now available for Pre-Order at the following websites in paperback and/or ebook format:


Amazon • Kindle • iTunes • Kobo  BAM!





One down, one to go!  I turned in "Phantom Embrace", the novella I've written for the On The Hunt anthology, which will also feature stories by Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti, and Hannah Jayne.  I've already heard from my editor, who said it was great!  No revisions necessary.  Woohoo!!


I'm currently editing Shadows Strike and will turn it in soon.  I'm so excited!!



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Looking for a gift to buy that special someone in your life who loves paranormal romance?  Or are you, perhaps, looking for a new series to try yourself?  Then I have excellent news:  The first four books in my acclaimed Immortal Guardians series are on sale this month!  Two of the books were nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance.  All received 4.5 star reviews by RT Book Reviews.  And all were deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.  


Prices start at just $1.99.  And, if you'd like my first novella, In Still Darkness, it's $1.99, too.  :-)  You can click on the individual book links on my right sidebar or use the links below, which will take you to my book list on participating sites.


Kindle • iTunes • Nook • Kobo



To celebrate all of the above, I thought I would have a giveaway here on my blog in place of my usually Favorite Quote Friday post.   

Grand Prize
A Kindle or Nook copy of one book from my backlist, winner's choice.

2nd and 3rd Prize
An Immortal Guardians Swag Pack
(2 postcards, 6 bookmarks, and 6 trading cards)


Details


The contest  runs from December 5, 2014 through December 12, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern.  International entries are welcome.  However, if you win the ebook and I have difficulty sending you your gift via Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com, I'm afraid your prize will be forfeit.  I've had some difficulty recently with regards to sending gift cards internationally and don't know if the same will occur with an ebook.  Hopefully, it will not.

Mandatory entry 
Leave a comment on this post.  :-)    

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  Share my news on Twitter.  Examples:  

SHADOWS STRIKE, Book 6 in 's bestselling Immortal Guardians series, is now available for Pre-Order!

On  now—the 1st 4 books in 's bestselling Immortal Guardians series, starting at $1.99!

+1  Share my giveaway on any social media site.  One entry per site.

Selecting the Winners
I will use random.org to choose the winners after verifying all entries and will announce them here on my blog on Friday, December 19, 2014.  The winners will have one week to contact me via email.  (I will provide my email address in the winners announcement.)

Thank you so much for sharing in my excitement and helping me spread the news!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, November 28, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #154

Happy Black Friday!  I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a nice holiday!  :-)



Instead of shopping 'til I drop this weekend, I'll be editing Phantom Embrace, my Immortal Guardians novella for the On the Hunt anthology (pictured on the left) and Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6 (pictured on the right).  I'm enjoying both stories so far and can't wait for you to read them!  :-)





As the cold weather rolls in, toast your toes in front of a crackling fire and warm up your holiday season with French Immortal Guardian Étienne d'Alençon.  I'm giving away a Darkness Rises Audiobook over at Fresh Fiction!  Enter to WIN and find out why RT Book Reviews nominated Darkness Rises for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance!  You can enter HERE.


USA Today Bestseller 
with 150 5-star reviews on Amazon
Amazon  Audible • Barnes and Noble • iBooks • Kobo • Walmart

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I thought I would give you a brief excerpt of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5.  It features the hero and heroine, Zach and Lisette, and is told from Zach's point of view.
Zach raised a hand to her face, slid his fingers over her soft, soft skin.  
Her breath caught. 
Dipping his head, he pressed his lips to hers. 
Electric. 
His heart leapt to life inside his chest, ramming against his ribcage. 
Lisette’s heart began to beat as fast as his. 
Tilting his head, he increased the pressure, deepened the contact, and drew his tongue across her lips.  She tasted incredible.  Even better than she had in the dream. 
Heat rushed through him when she parted her lips and touched her tongue to his.  Looping an arm around her waist, he drew her closer.  Every muscle tightened with need as she rose onto her toes and leaned into him.  
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, November 21, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #153

Happy Friday!!  I had a fun and productive week, editing Phantom Embrace, my Immortal Guardians novella that will appear in the On the Hunt anthology.  I'll read through it one more time, then will set it aside for a bit to begin editing Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6.  I can't wait to read through Ethan's story and see how much I've forgotten.  :-D



I also mailed some goodies to contest winners from blog hops, Facebook Flash Giveaways, Fresh Fiction giveaways, etc.  Yay!!  To the winners:  I hope you'll enjoy them!





As November ushers in cooler temperatures, curl up before the fire with dark and powerful Immortal Guardians!  I'm giving away an autographed copy of Phantom Shadows + Immortal Guardians swag over at Fresh Fiction!  If you like alpha males and strong heroines, danger mixed with humor, and action interspersed with steamy romance, this book is for you!  You can enter HERE.





Just a reminder:  Night Unbound has been nominated for Paranormal Cravings' Readers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance 2014!!  If you enjoyed Zach and Lisette's story and have a minute, I'd love it if you'd vote.  You can do so HERE.  

A huge thank you to everyone who has already voted!  It means so much to me!!


USA Today Bestseller
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Since I'm giving away a copy of Phantom Shadows—Immortal Guardians Book 3 (Bastien and Melanie's story)—this month, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of Bastien in my latest release, Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5.  Lisette is the heroine of Night Unbound and, in this scene, is speaking to Bastien.
“Give Melanie my love.” 
He winked.  “I’ll be too busy giving her mine.” 
I love Bastien and Melanie together.  I'm so glad I'm writing a series so I can keep their story going.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dianne

Friday, November 14, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #152

Happy Friday!  I have a lot of exciting news to share with you today!



First:  I finished the first draft of Immortal Guardians Book 6.  Woohoo!!  It will feature Ethan as hero and will be entitled Shadows Strike.  I also finished the first draft of an Immortal Guardians novella that will appear in the On the Hunt anthology, alongside stories by Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti, and Hannah Jayne.  The title of my novella will be "Phantom Embrace."  I'm not ready to say who the hero and heroine of that one is yet.  ;-)

Now . . . I begin editing.  I actually like this part, though I know some authors abhor it.  I enjoy reading back through manuscripts for the first time.  There's always something in there that I forgot I wrote.  :-D  Shadows Strike came in long (most of my manuscripts do), so I'm going to try to cut about 30 pages before submitting it.  That's always a challenge.  But I think I cut 30 pages from Night Unbound, too, so I know I can do it.  :-)




And speaking of Night Unbound . . .


Awesome news!  Night Unbound has been nominated for Paranormal Cravings' Readers Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance 2014!!  If you enjoyed Zach and Lisette's story and have a minute, I'd love it if you'd vote.  You can do so HERE.  A huge thank you to those of you who have already voted.  It means so much to me!!


Looks like there's still time to vote in BTS Book Reviews' Red Carpet Awards as well.  Darkness Rises has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance.  Again, a huge thank you to all of you who have already voted!  I appreciate your support so much!!  If you haven't voted and would like to, you can do so HERE.  There are eight categories in this one.  :-)




I also passed the 7, 000 Likes mark on my Facebook Page.  Yay!  I'll likely celebrate with a giveaway later today or this weekend, so drop by and enter for a chance to WIN!  

While you're there, you may want to click on "Get Notifications" in the "Like" menu.  Facebook has been steadily reducing the number of fans who can see posts from the pages they've liked.  According to the latest numbers I've read, posts on most pages reach less than 5% of the people who have liked the page unless the page owner pays to promote every post (something most page owners can't afford to do).  I don't want you to miss out on giveaways and sneak peeks and some of the other fun stuff that goes on over there.  And, from what I understand, selecting "Get Notifications" will help us stay connected and enable you to keep seeing my posts.  :-)

Rave reviews for Night Unbound are still rolling in.  Here are some snippets from two of the latest.  :-)


Rating:  A+

"When I want to read about an Alpha hero that will do anything for his heroine...Zach is the kind of character I'm thinking about. Wow...I loved him!"

"Everything about this book was so freaking good. I highly recommend both the series and this book. I think you could probably read this book if you haven't read the rest of the series, but I think you should read them all. It's truly one of the best paranormal series out there!"

You can read the full review HERE.

Rating:  5 Bites

"I love this series. I mean, I really do. For realz! I have said it before and I’ll say it again and not give a f*** that I’m repeating myself, it has everything I love in a book. Humor, paranormal elements, sexy steaminess, action, multiple POVs, twisty plot, sexy steaminess (did I say that already?), a wonderful cast of characters and a great world."

This reviewer also provided some of her favorite quotes from the book.  :-)  You can read the full review HERE.


USA Today Bestseller
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I thought I'd give you another quote from Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5.  This one features Lisette (the heroine) and Tracy (Lisette's Second or human guard).  The words in italics are spoken telepathically.
Lisette wrapped an arm around Tracy’s shoulders as they followed the others to the long dining table.  I can’t believe you did that.  
Tracy sighed and leaned into her.  How red is my face?  
Remember that big baboon butt we saw on the news a few weeks ago?

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, November 7, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #151

Happy Friday!  I have quite a bit to share with you today!



Darkness Rises has been nominated for the Reader's Choice Award for Best Paranormal in BTS Book Reviews' Red Carpet Book Awards!  Woohoo!!  As the title indicates, readers choose the winners.  So, if you enjoyed Étienne and Krysta's story, I'd love it if you'd vote!  And, if you're a Laurann Dohner fan, Mating Brand has been nominated for Best Erotic!  You can vote and check out all of the nominees HERE.


I'm almost finished with the first draft of Immortal Guardians Book 6.  Yay!  This time next week I should be ready to start editing.  I know many writers find editing tedious, but to me it's always fun to read back through the story for the first time.  :-)



I've joined Melanie James and 39 other authors in a Big Facebook Giveaway!  $225 in Amazon Gift Cards will be awarded to 41 winners! Enter today! http://tinyurl.com/kv7n5j3

As November ushers in cooler temperatures, curl up before the fire with dark and powerful Immortal Guardians!  I'm giving away an autographed copy of Phantom Shadows, Immortal Guardians Book 3 + swag over at Fresh Fiction!!  You can enter HERE.

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

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I thought I'd give you a narrative quote from Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, that is told from Lisette's (the heroine's) point of view:

She could hear Zach’s heart pounding in his chest, nearly drowned out by her own heart’s attempts to burst from her breast.  Did he feel the same thing she did?  That sort of nervous, yet delicious excitement that she hadn’t felt since she was a girl embroiled in her first infatuation?  It had been so long, she had almost forgotten how wonderful it was.  How alive it made her feel.  How . . . happy?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne