Friday, May 22, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday—A Sorceress of His Own Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!  Only a week and a half to go until the release of A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones!  Woohoo!  The first review just came in today.

Cori, from Reading in Pajamas, gave A Sorceress of His Own a 5-star review!
"I loved this book! . . . It's full of danger, intrigue and passion.  Dianne Duvall brought the characters to life and delivered an addicting and exciting new series.  I'm hooked!  Go grab a copy and devour it!"


I also finished going over proofs for Phantom Embrace—my Immortal Guardians novella that will be released in the On the Hunt anthology on August 25th—and mailed them off to my publisher.  That's the last step in the editorial process.  :-)




But the excitement doesn't end there.  My A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN PRE-ORDER EXTRAVAGANZA is still going on.  And I'm happy to say that—with your help—I've passed the 5000 pre-orders milestone.  Hooray!!  As you know, I'm thanking readers by giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders.  So the winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Card is . . . Jeanne Walz   Congratulations!!  

Next, I'll give away a huge prize pack when I reach the 5500 pre-order milestone, then a $75 Amazon Gift Card when I reach 6000 pre-orders.

TO ENTER:  Pre-order A Sorceress of His Own before June 2nd, then fill out this form — http://bit.ly/1DQTXTd.  Here are the buy links:  
Kindle  iBooks  Kobo  Nook

Thank you again for your pre-orders!  They are so important to authors.  I appreciate every single one and hope you'll enjoy Dillon and Alyssa's story!



My A Sorceress of His Own Blog Tour is off to a fun start.  If you've joined me on the stops so far, then you now know what the coolest/nerdiest thing I own is and what a typical day looks like for me.  You may have even spotted a dragon.  :-)  Here are links to this week's stops if you missed them:




Special Pre-Order Price — $2.99
Kindle • iBooks • 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!  For today's selection, I've chosen another snippet from 
A Sorceress of His Own that features the hero and heroine, Dillon and Alyssa:
Emitting a sigh of relief, she twisted to place both boots beside his trunk. 
Dillon caught a glimpse of dainty bare feet as the hem of her robe shifted.  Strength flowed back into his limbs.  The blood in his veins began to warm.  Grinning, he leaned forward, snagged a handful of the fluid black material, and gave it a tug. 
She pivoted, glancing down to see what her robe had caught on, then followed a path from his hand to his face.   
Using his hold as leverage, he slowly drew her closer.  “What wear you beneath this robe, Healer?” he questioned in a low, suggestive voice.  Color immediately flooded her cheeks.  “Not much, I would wager.”  He gave the material another yank.  “Why do you not remove it and come to bed?”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Sorceress of His Own Trailer Reveal

Surprise!  I'm very excited to bring you the Trailer for my upcoming release, A Sorceress of His Own, The Gifted Ones Book 1.


A Sorceress of His Own
The Gifted Ones Book 1
An Amazon #1 Bestseller

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.


eBook
* Special Pre-Order and Release Week Price — $2.99 *
(50% off Reg. Retail Price — $5.99)
Kindle  iBooks  Kobo  Nook
Audiobook
— Coming June 5th —
Amazon  Tantor Audio  Audible Link Coming Soon

Paperback
— Coming June 2nd —


My big A Sorceress of His Own Blog Tour starts today!  Join me on the stops and learn more about A Sorceress of His Own, The Gifted Ones series, the characters you'll find in it, me, future projects, and more.  And enter to win Amazon Gift Cards and other goodies while you're there.  ;-)  Here's the schedule.  

I hope you like the trailer!  

Dianne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Sorceress of His Own Excerpt & Great News!

Happy Friday!  I have fantastic news!



A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, will be available in audio!!  Woohoo!!  Tantor Audio is going to produce it.  And the narrator will be Kirsten Potter, who also narrates my Immortal Guardians books.  Hooray!  The A Sorceress of His Own Audiobook will be released on June 5th, only three days after the ebook and paperback.  It is already available for pre-order on Amazon and Tanor's site.  I'll let you know when it pops up on Audible.  Here are some links:

Amazon  Tantor Audio     

As for the latest Immortal Guardians news . . . I'm currently going over proofs for Phantom Embrace.  If this is your first time hearing about it, Phantom Embrace is a novella I wrote for the On the Hunt anthology, which will be released on the same day as Shadows Strike, Immortal Guardians Book 6:  August 25th.  It tells Yuri's story, and I'm really enjoying reading back through it.  :-)


My A Sorceress of His Own Blog Tour begins next week.  I can't wait!  In it, you'll find A Sorceress of His Own's Prologue, character interviews (Marcus, Roland and Seth), author interviews, guest posts, excerpts, spotlights and more.  And it will include an awesome tour-wide giveaway—a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, and a signed book and swag.  I plan to put the schedule up here on my blog and on my website this weekend.  Until then, you can find the schedule HERE.



Also, just a reminder . . . My A Sorceress of His Own Extravaganza is still going on.  For the first time, I have access to pre-order numbers.  So I'm thanking readers by giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders (prize packs at the 500 marks and gift cards at the 1000 marks) that come in.  Here are the prizes I've given away so far:


I've passed the 4500 pre-orders mark, so next I'll give away a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  

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.  :-)


Thank you again for pre-ordering!  I appreciate it so much and hope you'll enjoy the new series!




An Amazon #1 Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $2.99
(50% of Reg. Retail Price — $5.99)
Kindle • iBooks • Kobo • Nook • Audiobook
"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!  Less than 3 weeks to go until the release of A Sorceress of His Own.  So, for today's selection, I thought I would give you a brief excerpt that features Dillon and Alyssa, the hero and heroine:
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Releasing his arm, she followed him down the steps and matched his strides—slowed so as not to tire her—as he began traversing the inner bailey.  “I appreciate your concern, my lord, but naught can be done to alter things as they are.  A life’s worth of superstition and distrust cannot be erased in a day.  Or a fortnight.  Or even a year for that matter.”

“Aye, it can change in a day,” he declared gruffly.  “It will change in a day.  I must simply apply myself to discovering the means I shall use to induce the metamorphosis.”

“And a great metamorphosis ’twould be.  Even more so now.”  Alyssa’s lips twitched.  Glancing around to ensure their privacy, she murmured teasingly from the safety of her cowl, “A few hours in my arms and you believe yourself capable of sorcery.  Mayhap wizardry does course through my veins.”

A burst of laughter escaped him, turning heads as far as the stables.  His eyes twinkled merrily.  “A few more such hours and I could work miracles.  What say you, Healer?”

When she made no response, her boldness now lurking behind timidity, he laughed again.  “Would that I could see your face,” he pronounced, lowering his voice.  “’Tis no doubt as flushed as the rest of your beautiful body was when I—”

“Ahem.”  The sound of a man clearing his throat behind them interrupted him.

Dillon closed his eyes and gripped his forehead in a visible attempt to generate patience.

Alyssa bit her lip to keep from laughing.

“Dillon?  A moment, if you will?”

They turned in unison to confront his brother.  
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I know I probably say this every week, but . . . I'm so excited!!!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, May 8, 2015

Favorite Quote Friday—A Sorceress of His Own Sneak Peek

Happy Friday!  This was another great week.  :-)



Thank you, all of my friends in the UK, for pre-ordering A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones.  You've made it a #1 New Release in Medieval Historical Romance on Amazon.co.uk!!  Woohoo!!!




The good news doesn't end there.  My A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN PRE-ORDER EXTRAVAGANZA is still going on.  And I'm happy to say that—with your help—I've passed the 4500 pre-orders milestone.  Hooray!!  As you know, I'm thanking readers by giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders (prize packs at the 500 marks and gift cards at the 1000 marks).  


And the winner of the next prize pack is . . . Sonja Enser!  Congratulations!!  This prize pack includes an awesome A Sorceress of His Own canvas tote bag, a signed copy of Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians Book 5), a pen, a magnet, 3 postcards, 8 bookmarks, and 8 trading cards.

Next, I'll give away a $50 Amazon Gift Card when I reach the 5000 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.  :-)


Thank you so much for your pre-orders!  They're so important to authors.  I appreciate every single one and hope you'll enjoy the new series!



And, on the home front, I'm going to finally find time to transplant my seedlings this weekend.  We had the most wonderful cloudy day yesterday with a lovely cool breeze that was strong enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay.  I'm hoping the nice weather will continue while I get my hands dirty.  :-)



An Amazon #1 Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $2.99
(50% of Reg. Retail Price — $5.99)
Kindle • iBooks • 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!  Less than a month to go until the June 2nd release of A Sorceress of His Own.  Yay!  So I thought I would give you another peek into its pages today.  The following is a narrative quote told from the POV of Alyssa, the heroine:
His large, rough, battle-scarred hand gripped hers with an almost desperate need for contact.  Or mayhap reassurance.  One would think that, after seven years of serving him, such a simple touch would no longer speed her pulse or make her breath catch.  Yet, as always, she had to struggle to keep her hand from trembling within his grasp.
I know I say this every week, but I'm so excited about the new series!  I hope you'll enjoy it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, May 1, 2015

Giveaway News + Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday!  This has been a fun, productive week.  


I finished going over Shadows Strike proofs and sent the pages that require corrections off to my publisher.  Woohoo!  Then I received the proofs for Phantom Embrace.  So now I start all over again.  lol


Phantom Embrace, you'll recall, is my novella that will be released in the On the Hunt anthology the same day as Shadows Strike:  August 25th.  It tells Yuri's story.  After what happened in Night unbound, I just had to write Yuri's story.  :-)


I also passed the 4,000 pre-order milestone with A Sorceress of His Own!  Hooray!!  So I chose another winner in my ongoing A Sorceress of His Own Pre-Order Extravaganza.  Congratulations, Tina Becker, winner of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!  I also mailed the prize pack to the first winner this week.  

Giveaways still to come: a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $75 Amazon Gift Card, and cool prize packs.  I'm giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders that come in before June 2nd to thank readers.  Pre-orders are so important.  So I appreciate every one.

TO ENTER THE ONGOING GIVEAWAY:
Pre-Order A Sorceress of His Own before June 2nd, then fill out this form: http://bit.ly/1DQTXTd (See buy links under the book cover below)
If you’ve already pre-ordered, just fill out the form.  :-)


An Amazon #1 Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $2.99
(50% of Reg. Retail Price)
Kindle • iBooks • 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 little over a month to go until A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, is released.  So I thought I would give you another peek into its pages today.  The following teaser features Alyssa and Dillon, the heroine and hero:
She simply did not know how to deal with him when he acted this way.  Less the fierce, commanding warrior she was accustomed to and more the buoyant young swain who was completely unfamiliar and far too appealing. 
He leaned closer, eyes glittering.  “Ahh.  She blushes at compliments.  And so very prettily.” 
The heat in her face increased. 
“I shall have to compliment you often in order to make up for all the times your cowl hid your rosy cheeks from me in the past,” he murmured playfully. 
Alyssa grabbed a pillow, the only weapon available to her, and hit him squarely in his smile. 
Dillon laughed in delight.
Have I mentioned that Dillon reminds me of Zach?  I can't say why, because I don't want to spoil it, but . . . those two definitely have some things in common.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

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