Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop

Alpha Male Madness Hop

Alpha Males.  You know you love em.  And so do we!  We're celebrating them and all their delicious alpha male glory for an entire week with giveaways at every single blog.

The alpha male I've chosen to feature is Étienne d'Alençon, hero of Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4.  He's a dark, dangerous, and powerful immortal.  He hunts vampires and kicks ass on a nightly basis.  And he adores strong women.  So when he sees mortal Krysta Linz take on four vampires with only a couple of shoto swords, Étienne is instantly smitten.  Now, if he can only find a way to convince her that not everyone with fangs and glowing eyes is the enemy . . .

Here's a brief excerpt.  I'll preface it by mentioning that Étienne is telepathic.  :-)

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A low chuckle wafted on the night.

Eyes widening, she drew her second sword and turned in a slow circle. "Damn it! Show yourself!"

"Well, since you asked so nicely," a deep voice laced with a French accent purred behind her.

Gasping, she spun around and swung a shoto.

Once more, he caught her wrist. "Careful." The warning was gentle, carrying neither malice nor anger.

Krysta stared.

His touch sent electricity tickling its way up her arm. His flesh was warm, his long fingers free of callouses.

Her heart slammed against her ribs as butterflies erupted in her stomach. She should be furious. Frightened. Instead, she felt as excited as she would on a first date.


Stepping back, she withdrew her arm from his grasp.

Dropping his hand, he tilted his head and studied her with those entrancing amber eyes.

Yeah, he was hot all right.

Short midnight hair glinted in the moonlight. Faint stubble shadowed a strong jaw. Straight nose. Broad shoulders. What was clearly a well-developed, muscular build beneath a black T-shirt that clung to him courtesy of the vampire blood that saturated its front. Slim waist. Slim hips. All revealed by the gap in the long black coat he wore.

She didn't let her gaze stray further. The last thing she wanted to do while facing him was blush like a school girl if he had a nice package.

His tempting lips stretched in a slow smile.

Grand Prize

My Prize
A signed copy of Darkness Rises + a Night Unbound cover flat and Immortal Guardians swag.


The Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop runs from April 11th, 12:01am EST through April 18th, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.

Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment on this post during the hop, include your email address, and let me know who your favorite alpha male is.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

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

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+1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest.

Selecting a Winner for my prize
I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by April 23rd.  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.

There are more prizes up for grabs at the other stops on the hop!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #127

Happy Friday!  Can you believe it's April already?  At the rate this year is going, September—and the release of Night Unbound—will be here in a heartbeat.  ;-)

I have contest news for you.

Love paranormal romance that's dark and intense with humor thrown in?  Want to see vampires returned to their evil roots and fall in love with the powerful immortal warriors who hunt them?  Then enter to win a signed copy of Darkness Dawns, the first book in my Immortal Gardians series, + swag in my contest over at Fresh Fiction!  See how the series began with the book Fresh Fiction called "Electrifying, Funny, Lust-Inducing and Inventive."  The contest lasts through April 30th.  You can enter HERE.

I'll also be participating in the Alpha Male Madness Giveaway Hop coming up on April 11th.  Rumor has it there will be a grand prize.  Plus, I'll have my own giveaway here on my blog.  :-)

I'm eager to give away one of the cool Night Unbound cover flats I just received, so I'll launch another flash contest on Facebook today.  The prize:  A cover flat, four bookmarks, four trading cards, and a postcard.  More flash contests will likely follow throughout the month.  :-)  

(I haven't decided what book I'll give away in the Alpha Male Madness Hop, but will include this same swag pack in the prize package so those who aren't on Facebook will have a chance to win.)

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I was thrilled to notice that Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians Book 4) has just received its 80th 5-star review on Amazon.  Woohoo!  The reviewer called it, "Absolutely one of the best series I've read in a while!"  It was a very nice start to my weekend.  So, for today's selection, I've chosen another quote from Darkness Rises that features the heroine and hero, Krysta and Étienne:
"Technically," Krysta said, "I saved Étienne's ass."
"After I risked it to save you."
"That's true.  I thanked you for that, right?"
Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #126

Happy Friday!

Look what came in the mail!  Night Unbound cover flats!  Aren't they pretty?  If the image isn't clear enough for you to read it, here's the blurb:
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors—but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's . . . 
For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark.  She fights alongside her brothers and comrades.  But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command.  Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for—and a man she knows has been declared a traitor. 
Zach is an exile, a loner.  He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him.  But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere.  The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too.  With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
I've been getting  a lot of emails and messages, asking if Night Unbound will be available in e-book format.  It will.  It takes longer for the pre-order for those to appear, though.  I'll let you know as soon as I see them go up.   :-)

Night Unbound will also be available in audiobook format.  

Coming September 2, 2014
Now available for Pre-Order in paperback!
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I thought I'd give you another peek into the pages of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5.  What comes directly before this is a bit of a spoiler, so I'll just tell you that Zach is holding Lisette tightly in his arms with his face buried in her neck.
“I don’t want to be left with nothing but a pile of your clothing, Lisette,” he murmured. “I don’t think I could handle it.” He fisted a hand in the back of her shirt. “I think I would lay waste to the world if I lost you.” 
Tears burned her eyes. “I’m sorry.”
I love these two together and hope you will, too.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #125

Happy Friday!  What an exciting week!

I finished Night Unbound copyedits and turned them in.  Woohoo!  I know September 2nd seems far away, but every writing/editing milestone I pass makes it seem as though it's right around the corner to me.  :-)  

I wrote down quite a few quotes to share with you between now and the release.  There are sooooo many more I want to share, but can't because they contain spoilers.  :-)  Next up is proofs.  Then the ARCs will arrive.  I can't wait!

I also passed 5,250 Likes on Facebook—Yay!—and celebrated by giving away two signed books and two swag packs.  Thanks so much, everyone who entered!  If you're on Facebook and missed the fun, don't worry.  There will be more flash giveaways.  You can find my page HERE.  :-)

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Bastien was on my mind a lot while I read through Night Unbound copyedits.  He has some great scenes and plays a cool role in this one.  :-)  So I thought, for today's selection, I would give you a quote from Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4, that features him and Melanie, the love of his life.
Rising, he took her hand and drew her up to stand before him.  “We can do anything as long as we’re together.”

She smiled up at him.  “I believe we can.”  Sliding her arms around his waist, she leaned into him for a hug.

Bastien held her for many long moments, so f***ing glad they were together.  He would do anything for her.  Anything.
If you're new to the series, Bastien was the villain in Darkness Dawns (Book 1) and the hero of Phantom Shadows (Book 3).  I think he'll continue to have a strong role in the series.  He's just such a fun character to write.  :-)

Have a fantastic weekend!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #124

Finally!  Whew!  This has not been the best week for me, but I did get some awesome news.

Darkness Rises has been nominated for Best Paranormal Romance in the Affaire de Coeur Reader/Writer Poll!  Thank you so much, everyone who nominated it!  I'm very excited!  :-)

RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  In honor of the nomination, I thought I would give you another quote from Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4.  Today's selection features Roland Warbrook.  For those who aren't familiar with the series:  Roland is the hero of the first book, Darkness Dawns, and remains a strong secondary character in the ensuing books.
Roland leaned forward.  “Any secret you share with us will be guarded with our lives.  Should anyone here betray you, I will take care of him or her myself.”
The pledge may have surprised everyone present, but none doubted the veracity of it.  Roland may be antisocial and grumble, but he could be ruthless when defending a loved one and was a man any warrior would feel fortunate to have guarding his back.
You'll get a glimpse of Roland's strong leadership abilities in Night Unbound (September 2).  ;-)

Have a great weekend!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #123

Happy Friday!  Whew, what a week!  Even the weather was crazy!  The meteorologists forecast a low of 35, and I instead woke up to temps in the 20s and half a dozen dead plants on my patio.  Very frustrating . . . as is the snow many of you keep getting,  I'm sure.  I hope you're staying warm!

I have a few contests going on this month that I thought I'd mention. 

First, I'm giving away an Immortal Guardians swag pack over on my facebook page.  This is a flash contest and will only last until tonight, so hop on over and enter today if you get a chance.  The contest is open to international entries.  :-)

I'm also giving away a signed copy of Phantom Shadows, Immortal Guardians Book 3 + lots of Immortal Guardians swag over at Fresh Fiction.  This contest lasts through March 31st.  (I still can't believe it's already March!  September is going to be here in an instant!)  You can enter HERE.

Finally, I'm participating in The Romance Reviews 3rd Anniversary Party.   I believe, at last count, over 450 prizes are up for grabs, including a signed copy of Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4.  You can learn more HERE.  :-)

RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I've chosen a quote from Darkness Rises.   It features Étienne (the hero), who is speaking to Krysta (the heroine):

Shaking his head, he motioned for the door.  “Let’s get out of here before I do something that will embarrass you in front of your brother.”

This actually reminds me of a scene in Night Unbound that makes me laugh every time I read it.   I can't wait to start giving you quotes from that one!  ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

NIGHT UNBOUND — Cover Reveal & Excerpt

Happy Friday!  In lieu of my usual Favorite Quote Friday post, I have a surprise for you:

Now Available for Pre-Order at

The cover of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5!  Woohoo!  Zach and Lisette's story will be released on September 2, 2014.  I can't wait!  So I thought I would give you a teaser, too.  I'll just preface it by saying it takes place at David's home, the hub of the Immortal Guardians world in North Carolina. :-)

"Temptation may lead to betrayal—or redemption . . ."

Lisette called good night to the room in general and left through the front door.

Thankfully, no one followed.

When she reached her busa, she studied the front of the house carefully to ensure no one peered out any of the windows.

Nothing and no one.   Good.

She cast a glance up at the roof and, damn it, there he was!

Perched in his usual spot on the roof, Zach tossed her a jaunty wave.    Moonlight glinted on his beautiful wings (now healed) and silky hair.

Lisette clamped her lips shut and glared up at him as fury rushed through her.   Pointing a stiff index finger at him, she then jerked a thumb over her shoulder, telling him without words to get the hell out of there and follow her.

A grin split his face.


Rising, he offered her a courtly bow and leapt into the sky.


Have a wonderful weekend!