Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Fling Winner

Hi, everyone!  I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend.  For the college students who are busy cramming for exams and are about to embark upon finals week:  Good luck!  I hope you ace your exams!
I'm happy to announce that the winner of my contest for the Spring Fling Blog Hop is:

Linda L.

Congratulations!

Thank you so much, everyone who entered and participated in the hop!  :-)


Phantom Shadows is now available for Pre-Order on Kindle!  Woohoo!  You can find it HERE.


I also thought I'd mention that I've donated signed copies of Darkness Dawns and Night Reigns + swag to the Brenda Novak Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes 2012.  Bidding begins May 1st and will continue through May 31st.  :-)

The winning bidder will receive more swag than is pictured here, because I just ordered some Phantom Shadows swag.  ;-)

Have a great week!

Dianne

Friday, April 27, 2012

Favorite Quote Friday #30

Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a great week!  I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but it has been HOT here.  Whew!  It wouldn't surprise me at all if we hit the century mark before the end of May.


Just a quick reminder:  Today is the last day of the Spring Fling Blog Hop!  You can enter here for a chance to win a signed copy of Night Reigns + Immortal Guardians swag.


Since I'm giving away a copy of Night Reigns in the aforementioned contest, I thought for this week's Favorite Quote Friday segment I would post a narrative quote from it in which Marcus, the hero, lands himself in a very dangerous position:

Feet dangling a foot or so above the ground, Marcus clutched the wrist of the arm that effortlessly held him suspended like a marionette. His eyes widened as a low rumbling sound swelled around them. Birds fled to the sky. The branches of nearby trees began to jerk and sway, their leaves rustling like maracas as the ground shook with earthquake-like tremors.  

Okay. I . . . might have underestimated the seriousness of this situation.

:-)  Poor Marcus.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

And the Winner is . . .

Hi, all!  I hope your week is going well.  :-)
I just wanted to announce the winner of my Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop contest.  Thank you so much, everyone who entered and joined in the fun!


April A.

Congratulations, April!

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There's also still time to win a signed copy of Night Reigns + Immortal Guardians swag in my contest for the Spring Fling Blog Hop.    You can enter here.

Have a great day!

Dianne

Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the
The Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Spring Fling Blog Hop

The The Spring Fling Blog Hop runs from 12:01am April 23rd through to 11:59pm April 27th and is hosted by Selena Blake and Reading Between the Wines Book Club.  There are so many awesome authors and bloggers participating in the hop, giving away books, swag, giftcards, and other goodies.
For my contest, I've decided to give away a signed copy of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series + some Immortal Guardians swag, including one of the Phantom Shadows cover flats I just received.  :-)
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Top Pick
"This blend of kick-butt action, intriguing plot twists and
heartfelt passion is utterly addictive!"
– RT Book Reviews

"Crackles with energy, originiality, and a
memorable take-no-prisoners heroine."
– Publishers Weekly

Ami isn't much for trusting strangers.  She has a hard time trusting anyone.  But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either.  So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon.  Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .

Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup.  From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back.  But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken.  After all, whatever her secrets -- how can she defeat death itself?
“What did you think I would do? Ask her if I could braid her hair after we gave each other facials and painted our toenails?”
– Marcus

“You either lean down or I clothesline you with it. Your choice.”
– Ami

“Dab, Abi. How cad you turd me od whed my face feels like it just exploded?”
– Marcus

“How is kicking my ass going to help?” Marcus grouched.
Seth shrugged. “Makes me feel better.”

"I can love Ami and kick ass at the same time. I'm multifunctional.”
– Marcus

Seth exchanged a resigned stare with David. “What has gotten into them tonight?”
David shrugged. “Too much sugar?”

“Are you sure I can't talk you into leaving this old sod and running away with me? I do so love strong women.”
– √Čtienne

“Over eight centuries of living and I still haven't learned a bloody thing. I still want what I can't have.”
– Marcus 
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Contest Details
The contest lasts from 12:01am April 23rd through to 11:59pm April 27th 2012.

International entries are welcome.   

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment below and let me know who your favorite hero is from books, film, or television.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.  If you don't include your email address in your comment (feel free to write it out), you will have to check back here to see if you've won.  I'll announce it by April 29th. 

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  Mention my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share this post on Facebook.

Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose a winner after verifying all entries  and will announce it here by April 29th.  If the winner's email address is included in her comment, I will email her, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

There are many prizes up for grabs by other authors and bloggers.  Good luck!  And have a wonderful week!

Dianne Duvall

Friday, April 20, 2012

Favorite Quote Friday #29

Hi, everyone!  I hope you've had a good week!  Before I get to Favorite Quote Friday, I have something very exciting to share with you.  :-)

It's official!  I've signed another 3-book contract with Kensington for Immortal Guardians Books 4, 5, and 6.  Wooooohoo!  I'm already working on Book 4.  Won't say who it's about yet, just that I'm having fun with it.  ;-)  And I'm really excited about the release of Phantom Shadows, Book 3.  October seems far away, but I'm already working furiously to meet promotional deadlines for it.  LOL.  Once I meet this next one, I'll have some cool new swag to give away.  :-)

I had so much fun at Ramblings From This Chick and Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance's big anniversary party.  The winners of my contests for the event are Miriam W. and Savannah M. Congratulations!!!

There's still time to join in the Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop fun.  :-)  It lasts through April 22nd.  Prizes revolving around hunky heroes are up for grabs at every stop.  I'll be giving away a signed copy of Night Reigns + Immortal Guardians swag, including one of the new Phantom Shadows cover flats I just received!  You can enter here.

Now it's time for Favorite Quote Friday.  :-)  To celebrate finishing Phantom Shadows copyedits, I decided to give you a quote from it.  (Your very first sneak peek!)  It's spoken by the powerful leader of the Immortal Guardians:

"All right.  All right.  Settle down.  We're all
glad Sarah stabbed Bastien in the ass."
~ Seth ~

I hope you like it!  For those who don't know, Bastien is the hero of Phantom Shadows, which will be released in paperback on October 2nd.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Dianne

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop


Today is the first day of the
Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop!
 

The Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop runs from 12:01am April 16th through to 11:59pm April 22nd and is hosted by Riverina Romantics.  Participating authors and bloggers are giving away books, swag, and other goodies that feature Hunky Heroes.  So, for my contest, I've decided to give away a signed copy of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, which features a hunky hero named Marcus Grayden.  I'll also include some Immortal Guardians swag, including one of the Phantom Shadows cover flats I just received.  :-)

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Ami isn't much for trusting strangers.  She has a hard time trusting anyone.  But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either.  So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon.  Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .

Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup.  From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back.  But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken.  After all, whatever her secrets -- how can she defeat death itself?
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Contest Details
The contest lasts from 12:01am April 16th through to 11:59pm April 22nd 2012.

International entries are welcome.   

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment below and let me know who your favorite hunky hero is from books, film, or television.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.  If you don't include your email address in your comment (feel free to write it out), you will have to check back here to see if you've won.  I'll announce it by April 25th. 

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  Mention my giveaway on Twitter.

Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose a winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by April 25th.  If the winner's email address is included in her comment, I will email her, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

There are many prizes up for grabs by other authors and bloggers.  Good luck!  And have a wonderful week!

Dianne Duvall

Friday, April 13, 2012

Favorite Quote Friday #28

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good week!  Mine was another busy one.  I've been working on Phantom Shadows copyedits and have a tight deadline.  I really like Bastien's story and hope you will, too.  I've been jotting down quotes for Favorite Quote Friday as I go and look forward to posting those a little closer to the release date.  :-)

Anyone happen to be at the RT Convention?  If so, I hope you're having a lot of fun!  :-)  I really wanted to go this year because Darkness Dawns has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance, but couldn't.  It's so exciting to have been nominated alongside some of my favorite authors.  I wish I were there.  Plus, I'd love to meet my online friends in person. ;-)
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I'm going to participate in the Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop next week.  It begins on Monday and will continue through April 22nd.  I'll be giving away a signed copy of Night Reigns + swag, which will include a Phantom Shadows cover flat!  Woohoo!  The winner will be one of the first to receive one.  :-)
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And now for Favorite Quote Friday.  Today's selection is taken from Darkness Dawns.  It's a snippet taken from a conversation between Sarah, the heroine, and Roland, the hero.  Sarah speaks first:

“Um, hi?”
“Why aren't you screaming?”

:-)  Have a fantastic weekend!

Dianne

Monday, April 9, 2012

Immortal Guardians Music Monday #7

Happy Monday!  Thank you all for sharing in my excitement over Phantom Shadows' cover.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I was so wrapped up in holiday preparations that I missed posting "Favorite Quote Friday" last week.  Sorry about that.  To make up for it, I thought I'd post another installment of Immortal Guardians Music Monday.

First a reminder:  There's still time to enter my contests at Ramblings From This Chick and Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance.  Signed copies of Darkness Dawns and Night Reigns with Immortal Guardians swag are up for grabs.  Plus, you can find out who my dream cast is for the series.  :-)
You just never know what music will be my writing or editing companion or may make an appearance in an Immortal Guardians book.  Believe it or not, this song could very well have a role in Book 4.  :-)


LOL.  I hope I started your week off with a laugh.  Have a good one!

Dianne

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Immortal Guardians Dream Cast

Hi, all!  I hope you're having a good week!  I just wanted to let you know I'm participating in The Romance Book Casting Call.
Hosted by Ramblings From This Chick and Romancing Rakes For The love of Romance, the event lasts all month and boasts many giveaways.  This week the focus is on Paranormal Romance.
So today I will be casting Darkness Dawns and Night Reigns.  And I included lots of pictures.  ;-)  Drop by each blog for a chance to win a signed copy of Darkness Dawns at one and a signed copy of Night Reigns at the other.
Darkness Dawns and Night Reigns
See you there!

Dianne