Friday, September 13, 2019

Favorite Quote Friday — Death of Darkness

Happy Friday! I had another busy, but very productive week. I got all the winner packages mailed. I also wrote many pages in my new manuscript. Woohoo!! I'm really liking it and hope you will, too. Thank you again, members of my Books Group, for being so sweet about me spending less time in there lately. You all rock!! And you always make me smile.



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Also, for those on Facebook: Facebook is still hiding Page posts from those who have liked the page. So here are some recent posts from my page that you might have missed:








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Reviews continue to roll in for Death of Darkness. I know I've been saying this every week since the release, but thank you so much!! I loved writing this book and really wanted you all to enjoy it. Here are some more of the Amazon reviews that have left me grinning big and doing happy dances:

★★★★★
“I loved this book, beyond wonderful… Thank you Dianne for all the laughter, joy and smiles”
— Trisha Ann

★★★★★
“Not enough words to describe how amazing this book is! ... It is truly one of the best books I have read in a very long time.
— SEC

★★★★★
There are many books I enjoy, but the Immortal Guardians series is one that has truly captured my imagination.”
— Rosanna

★★★★★
“Freaking AWESOME! … I laughed, cried, and almost lost it at the twists and turns. Can’t wait for the next one!”
— Wendy Humbarger

★★★★★
We have been waiting for years for this book and boy does Ms. Duvall deliver!! … prepare yourself there will be a lot of laughs, smiles, wtf and tears.”
— Kelly

★★★★★
The book is perfect! The entire series is phenomenal! … Seth and Leah are the best!”
— LaShumbra

★★★★★
Full of adventure, danger, excitement, romance this story is amazing.”
— LoisA


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Immortal Guardians Book 9
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Audible Paranormal Romance Bestseller
#1 Audible Supernatural Thrillers
#1 Amazon Vampire Thriller
#1 Amazon Vampire Suspense

Ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Paperback

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!! Today I thought I would share another quote from Death of Darkness that reveals a little of the playful banter between Seth and Leah, the hero and heroine:

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Her lips turned up in a smile. “Remember how I said I’m a total workaholic?”

“Yes.” Now her thumb stroked his hand, sending warmth all the way up his arm, through his shoulder, and into his chest.

“Well, I’ve been trying to ease back on that a little lately, but it’s been so long that I have no idea what to do with downtime.”

“I understand completely. David has been insisting I delegate more authority lately and take some time off, but…” He shrugged. “When I’m not working, I always feel like I should be working and find myself at loose ends.”

“Exactly! This is going to sound lame, but… I don’t get out much. And tonight, when the walls started closing in on me, I figured a drive in the country might be nice because I couldn’t think of anything else to do. Then I got here, you opened the door, and I thought: Oh crap, he’s going to think I’m a total stalker.”

“Not at all.” Seth raised their clasped hands and grinned. “I merely assumed you wanted to see my big hands again.”

Laughing, she gave his shoulder a shove. “You’re such a tease!”

His heart lightened. “Admitted without shame.”

“Well, I’ll forgive you,” she quipped, “because you’re letting me hold your hand.” Drawing their clasped hands closer to her face, she cupped her free hand over them and smoothed circles over his as she assumed a comical expression of amazement. “Oooooooh. So big,” she breathed.

Seth laughed.

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Have a Wonderfull weekend!


Dianne

Friday, September 6, 2019

Favorite Quote Friday—Death of Darkness

Happy Friday! I have had the best writing week! I've gotten nothing done outside of writing, but boy have I had fun. πŸ˜„ My new manuscript is going very well. The words are really flowing. And I'm super excited about it, but don't want to say much else about it yet. πŸ˜‰


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I have great news: Death of Darkness made IndieReader's Top 10 Indie Best Seller list. Woohoo!! 


Death of Darkness was also voted Book of the Month over at Long and Short Reviews


Thank you, everyone who voted! πŸ’• If you'd like to read their absolutely fabulous review, here's a link: Long and Short Reviews


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I've heard from all of the winners of my blog tour and pre-order giveaways, so it's time for the big announcement. The winners are...


$50 Amazon Gift Card
Annette P.

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Teresa K.

Immortal Guardians/The Gifted Ones Prize Pack
Anne M.



Immortal Guardians/The Gifted Ones Prize Pack
Karol S.

Immortal Guardians/The Gifted Ones Prize Pack
Tami C.

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Kristina B.


Congratulations!!

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Reviews for Death of Darkness continue to roll in and make me smile. You all are some awesome!! Thank you so much for taking time to post reviews. I have been so eager to hear what you think of Seth's book and am absolutely thrilled by your responses. Here are a few from Amazon:


★★★★★
"I don't write reviews ever but felt it necessary to do so with this book. I loved the story, the characters and especially the humor. I have never laughed so much reading about vampires."
— sheep's clothing

★★★★★
This was an amazing story, the best by far in the series.”
—J. Bouillier

★★★★★ 
“Just brilliant! Amazing read, love this whole series and this book is so worth the read”
—moonsy

★★★★★
“Fast-paced and Packed with Fun!"
— J. M. Payen

★★★★★
“Immortal Guardians Rule! This series is one of my top 3 favorites!
— Kimberly Anne

★★★★★
“Best one yet! I love Dianne Duvall’s books.”
— Glynda H Roy

★★★★★
“Seth’s story was even more wonderful than I expected.”
— Mom2_3Girls

★★★★★
This book has it all...a strong heroine action romance, hot scenes, humor, and a strong family connection.”
— Cary

★★★★★
Seth and Leah are such a cute couple, so many funny laugh out loud moments in this book and never a dull moment.”
—julia wayne

★★★★★
“Phenomenal! … The storyline keeps you riveted beginning to end.”
— Twyla

There are many more I want to share, so don't be surprised if I do so next week. πŸ˜‰

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Immortal Guardians Book 9
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Audible Paranormal Romance Bestseller
#1 Audible Supernatural Thrillers
#1 Amazon Vampire Thriller
#1 Amazon Vampire Suspense

Ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Paperback

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!! Today I thought I would share another quote from Death of Darkness that features Seth and Leah, the hero and heroine:

Grabbing Seth’s black T-shirt off the floor, Leah pulled it over her head. The neckline was too big, exposing one shoulder. But her breasts were covered and the hem reached halfway down her thighs. “You see? No longer naked.” 
His eyes flashed brighter with desire. 
Leah drew her hands down her body. “You like seeing me in your shirt, don’t you?” 
“Hell yes, I do. It makes we want to peel it off and—” 
She pointed at him. "Hold that thought."

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If you're in the path of Hurricane Dorian, I hope you'll stay safe! My heart goes out to all those who have already been hit by it. The images coming out of the Bahamas are just devastating. πŸ’™ The strongest hurricane I've been through was a Category 3, and it really scared me. Harvey did, too, when it came through. Even though it didn't have the terrifying winds and tornadoes, it dumped 50-60 inches of rain on us. So I'm even wary of Tropical Storms now. I'll keep an eye out for friends' updates on facebook and, again, hope you'll all stay safe.

Dianne

Friday, August 30, 2019

Thank You! — And a Favorite Quote

Happy Friday!! Wow! What a week! Again. LOL. First, I want to thank you all. You made Death of Darkness a USA Today Bestseller!


Woohoo!! Thank you, too, for the absolutely fabulous reviews you've been posting!! At the time I'm writing this, there are 188 on Amazon alone. And 96% are 5 stars. That's amazing! I hope you know how much it means to me that you're enjoying Seth's book. It has been the most requested book in both series. And I know expectations were high, something many reviewers mentioned. I really wanted to meet those expectations. So I am beyond thrilled by your responses to it. πŸ’•

I wanted to share some more Amazon reviews, but got caught up in writing my next story and didn't have a chance to snag any, so I'll try to do that next week. They have really been keeping a smile on my face. πŸ™‚ 

I'm loving the new manuscript, but the way. πŸ˜‰


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Look what came in the mail: my author copies of the Death of Darkness audiobook!! Yay!! I had already downloaded it from Audible and started listening to it this week, but love having the CDs, too. As usual, Kirsten Potter has done a wonderful job narrating.

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Long and Short Reviews has declared Death of Darkness a Best Book. Their review was so awesome I had trouble deciding which snippet to share with you and ended up picking two. The first is in the image. The second is:

"Do you know there is so much MORE I could write about? Seriously, this story is chockfull of great dialogue, a solid supporting cast and more twists and turns than a pretzel... Thank you, Dianne Duvall, for giving us the perfect HEA for Seth."

Read the full review HERE.

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A quick update on the Death of Darkness's Pre-Order Giveaway: The winners have all been notified. I'm still waiting to hear from one. Then I'll announce them here on my blog. πŸ™‚


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Immortal Guardians Book 9
A USA Today Bestseller
#1 Audible Paranormal Romance Bestseller
#1 Audible Supernatural Thrillers
#1 Amazon Vampire Thriller
#1 Amazon Vampire Suspense

Ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Paperback

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!! Today I thought I would share another quote from Death of Darkness. This one takes place at David's home, which is the big hangout place for Immortal Guardians in the area. It features David, Seth's second-in-command, and some of the other Immortal Guardians crew:
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Turning back to the group by the table, David found them all staring at him in confusion.

“If we aren’t under attack,” Roland said, doubt written all over his ready-for-battle face, “then why do you want us to leave?”

Zach spoke in David’s mind. You’re going to have to tell them.

David sighed. “Seth has a caller.”

They all exchanged puzzled glances.

“A what?” Richart asked.

“A caller,” David repeated. “Seth has a caller.” And probably wouldn’t appreciate them knowing about it.

Γ‰tienne’s brow puckered. “Like a…” He looked at his brother, his sister, then David. “Like a woman?” he asked uncertainly.

“Yes!” David declared with a hefty dose of exasperation.

Zach laughed in the kitchen.
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If you haven't picked up a copy yet, I hope you'll enjoy Death of Darkness! Have a wonderful weekend!

And for my friends who live in Florida: I hope you will weather this hurricane safely. I've been keeping a close eye on it, worrying it would skip past you and hit here. But it looks like you're going to take a hard hit. Please, stay safe. I'll keep an eye out for your updates on Facebook.


Dianne

Friday, August 23, 2019

Death of Darkness News & Excerpt

Happy Friday!! What a fantastic release week this has been! I know it isn't over yet, but I couldn't wait to thank you. Thank you so much!! Death of Darkness has been burning up the Audible, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books bestseller lists. If you're just hearing about the release, here are the details:

Immortal Guardians Book 9
#1 Audible Paranormal Romance Bestseller
#1 Audible Supernatural Thrillers
#1 Amazon Vampire Thriller
#1 Amazon Vampire Suspense

Ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR

Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter

Paperback

"This book was soooo good, I had to immediately read it again!"
—eBookObsessed

"Impossible to put down!"
— Flora's Musings

"A superbly riveting read in an addictive and absolutely extraordinary world."
—Buffy's Ramblings

"Man, oh, man. Dianne Duvall outdid herself with this one."
—I'm a Voracious Reader

Delve into New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) Immortal Guardians series. 

Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes.

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Can I just say I am stunned by how many of you finished the book the day it released? This is a big book. LOL. I thought I was going to have to wait a few days to hear what you thought. Yet so many fans of the series have told me not only that they've finished it, but that they've already read it twice, or that they read the book and now are listening to the audiobook. (I just started listening to the audiobook myself.) I'm always nervous when I release a new book. But this one... Seth's book has been the most requested book in both series. I knew expectations were very high. So I have been really biting my nails, awaiting your responses. And WOW!!! I am so thrilled and amazed and ecstatically happy!!! πŸ˜€ As of the time I'm writing this, Death of Darkness has accrued 79 reviews on Amazon and an astounding 99% of them are 5 stars!! Thank you so much!!! And not just for getting me to stop biting my nails. LOL. I've wanted to give the immensely powerful Immortal Guardians' leader his own book for so long. I hope you know how much it means to me that you're enjoying Seth and Leah's story. πŸ₯°πŸ’• 

I hope you'll bear with me while I share some of the reviews readers have left on Amazon. I wish I could share them all... so I'll probably share more next week. πŸ˜‰

★★★★★
“If I could give this book 10 Stars I would.”
—Edwina “I Love Books”

★★★★★
OMG! Dianne Duvall has outdone herself this time. Mind completely blown. COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN!”
—TJW

★★★★★
“Bravo! I stayed up all night reading this and loved it.”
—tlgopal969

★★★★★
“Prepare yourself to be on the edge of your seat!”
—Melissa

★★★★★
“Mind Blown… an amazing ride.”
—K. Smith

★★★★★
This story brings vast new meaning to ‘un-put-downable’ and ‘unforgettable’.”
—Athena

★★★★★
“OMG! A GRAND SLAM HIT!!!
—Julie

★★★★★
Wow… just wow!”
—Shannon Garner

★★★★★
“Absolutely amazing!!!”
—Stephreads

★★★★★
I couldn’t put the book down once I started.”
— Angel

★★★★★
AMAZING, AWESOME, OUTSTANDING, I can't say enough good things about DEATH OF DARKNESS.”
—lynnb

★★★★★
“What a ride!”
—Cynthia Y.

★★★★★
Strong characters, male and female both. And comic relief. Truly, she is a stellar author.”
—Karen L Kelly

★★★★★
“I loved it! The series is the best and each book gets better and better”
—Judith Jensen

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A lot of Immortal Guardians fans have been asking for a discussion thread on Facebook in which you can talk about the book without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read it or listened to it yet. You can find one in my Dianne Duvall Books Group. I was stunned when I popped in and saw how many comments there were. You all are awesome!! As soon as I get some sleep, I plan to dive in and join the fun. 😊

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My Death of Darkness Blog Tour continues! There's still time to join the fun and enter to win very cool prizes. Here are some of the latest stops in case you missed them:

Top 5 Reasons You'll Love Seth

Character Interview
(Sheldon interviews Zach and Lisette)

Excerpt

Excerpt

My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Reads

You can find the full schedule, updated daily, HERE.

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Thank you, everyone who pre-order Death of Darkness! There were more entries in this Pre-Order Giveaway than ever! I used random.org to choose three winners and will announce their names once they respond to my emails. I'm so excited! I love sending out goodies! 😊


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For those who haven't read or listened to Death of Darkness yet, here is a tantalizing excerpt that I hope will tempt you into picking up a copy:

An hour later, Leah munched another chip as she watched a couple on-screen race madly away from men with guns who were intent on killing them. She and Seth sat shoulder to shoulder on the sofa, both slumped down until they were practically lying on their backs. Seth had pulled the matching ottoman up against the sofa, so it really did feel as if they were lying in bed together, watching a movie.

She slid him a covert glance.

He had donned black cargo pants and a black T-shirt after his shower but had left his big feet bare. He had also left his hair loose. It now spilled over the back of the sofa in a glossy curtain, the thick wavy tresses still drying.

He chuckled at something the male protagonist said.

Leah smiled. She loved seeing him laugh. She didn’t think he did so as often as he should.

Every once in a while, she noticed his gaze would slide to her legs. Her feet were propped on the ottoman close to his. The robe she had borrowed had parted just above her knees and fallen back, leaving most of her legs bare. And that pale flesh repeatedly drew Seth’s attention.

She held the bag of chips out to him.

Smiling, unaware that the faint golden light of desire illuminated his eyes, he poked his hand in and drew out a couple of chips.

She smiled back, then returned her attention to the screen.

The protagonists had at last made it to safety. They checked each other over for wounds, something both had miraculously escaped incurring in true Hollywood fashion. Then they fell into each other’s arms, finally giving in to the lust that had sparked between them ever since their first contentious meeting.

Leah sighed as she watched them peel each other’s clothes off with eager hands. It made her want to do the same with Seth. Her body even began to respond as her imagination kicked in. “I miss sex.” The words were out of her mouth before she could question the wisdom of speaking them.

“I do, too,” Seth confessed.

She glanced over at him and found his eyes glued to the screen.

More so since I met you.

Her eyes widened when his voice sounded in her head. “Really?”

“Yes.” The actors on-screen fell naked onto the bed and began to simulate sex, their moans and groans and cries of passion filling the room. “It’s natural to miss it,” he said matter-of-factly. “Nothing to feel guilty about.”

“No. I mean, you really miss it more since you met me?”

He froze. A look of dismay crossed his features as he cut her a glance. “I said that out loud?”

“No. I heard it in my head.”

Sh**.

She grinned. “I heard that, too.”

F**k.

She laughed. “Stop cursing.”

He grimaced. “Forgive me. It’s just… I seem to be inadvertently letting my guard down more and more around you.”

“I like it when you let your guard down around me.” Her words appeared to do little to alleviate his concern though. “Is that so unusual? Don’t you let your guard down around your brethren?”

He shook his head. “I have always spoken freely with David. Ami too, sometimes. But I’ve never broadcast my thoughts to either of them without meaning to. I haven’t done that since—” He broke off, seeming disinclined to continue.

“Since your wife?” she asked gently.

He nodded.

That was telling.

He watched her uncertainly.

Did he worry she would freak out over his mentioning the wife he’d lost?

He hadn’t freaked out when she had mentioned the husband she’d lost.

“Whatever thoughts you send my way I won’t betray,” she promised.

Thank you.

She grinned when his baritone voice once more filled in her head. “That is so cool. You aren’t reading my thoughts, are you?”

“No.”

“Good.”

His lips curled up in a slow smile. “Why? What would I find if I did? What are you thinking?”

She swallowed. Did she dare tell him? “This may sound weird, but hearing your voice in my head totally turns me on.” Her pulse raced. Parts of her tingled. “And I’m sort of fixating on the fact that you’ve been missing sex more since you met me. Because I’ve been missing sex a lot more since I met you.”

The golden light in his eyes grew brighter as a low rumbling sound filled her head. Seeming almost to vibrate through her, it set her body aflame.

“Oh sh*,” she whispered. “That’s so hot.”

“What is?” he murmured.

“You just made this sort of low, growly sound in my head.” And it had affected her as much as stroking all of her erogenous zones at once would have.

“I didn’t mean to.”

“That just makes it even hotter.”

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Thank you again for your wonderful comments online, your messages, and the absolutely fabulous reviews you've posted. Again, I'm so very glad you're enjoying Seth's book. You're the best!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne