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.  :-)

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 
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 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


  1. +1 Follow your blog - JenniferJ

  2. +1 Follow you on Twitter - bookwormjen05

  3. My hunky hero is Bill from Tru Blood. I can't help it. I always been a sucker for him!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Choosing a favourite hero is so hard, so I'm going to pick two, Jericho Barrons from KMM's Fever series, and Iron Man from the recent movies as played by Robert Downy Jr.
    I follow your blog (GFC - JessS).

  5. Tifaine LaFrance- I would have to say my fav hero charc would be Nixx ( kresley cole) I think there is sooooo much more to her story. For a guy pic I like Chris Hemsworth... he is very nice to look at. Lol I like you on face book already.

  6. Tifaine LaFrance- I would have to say my fav hero charc would be Nixx ( kresley cole) I think there is sooooo much more to her story. For a guy pic I like Chris Hemsworth... he is very nice to look at. Lol I like you on face book already.

  7. Exciting giveaways! My favourite hero is Gary Cooper as Marshall Kane in High Noon. :)
    I shared your post on Facebook & like your Facebook page for +2.
    Thank you!

  8. My fav hero is Barrons from the Fever series, Criminy Stain from D. Dawson´s Wickes as they come or Hunter from V. Pettersson´s Zodiac series. I love them capable and tortured =) and i´ve got a soft spot for Alpha Males.

    Best wishes, Linda (

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  9. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book!!

  10. My favorite hero is Acheron Parthenopaeus in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. I think Seth shows definite promise along similar lines. Love your books.

  11. my heor will be reyes from first grave to the right by darynda jones :

    thank for the giveawa

    gfc follwer : eli_y83
    fb follwer : eli yanti
    twitter follower : eli_yanti
    tweet :!/Eli_Yanti/status/194390415716261890

  12. My favorite hero is still Acheron.
    +1 for following the blog
    +1 for liking on facebook
    +1 for following on twitter
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    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

  13. It is so hard to choose a favorite!! My favorites would be Dawg from Lora Leigh's Nauti Boys series, Rhage from the BDB, and Angel from Buffy/Angel TV series.

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  14. My favorite is Dageus from Karen Monings Highlander series! And Rhage from the BDB series, and JZB from the fever series, and Kade from the Midnight Breed series... I could go on all day but I give myself a pat on the back for being able to narrow it down to those 4 lol!

    +1 for following already on facebook?
    +1 for following on twitter
    +1 for following the blog

    jennifer c

  15. I'm not good at picking heroes lol but I love Thor and from TV: Rick from Walking Dead (although I think he might have lost his mind at the end of last season)

  16. Rachel (aussiebookchic)April 23, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    My favorites and I have many are any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Roarke from JD Robb series, Bones from Jeaniene Frost & of course my new favorites Roland and Marcus & Seth there are more but I don't want to fill up the entire box :)

    + 1 entry = follow on twitter (aussiebookchic )


    Thanks for letting internationals enter. :)

  17. Right now my favorite would love be Will from Ilona Andrew's Edge series. And I like Roland because he tries hard to be tough, but is so loving to Sara.
    +1 follow GFC Patricia Williams
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  18. Hard to just pick one fave hero, there are so many. but right now I have to say it is Ram from Jennifer Lyon's Wing Slayer series and Axel from the same.
    +1 Follow my blog. PhyllisM

    +1 Like My Facebook Page. Already have

    +1 Share this post on Facebook. Did it!

    Thank you Diane for this Blog Hop giveaway. I have the first 2 books of your series on my rather lengthy TBR pile and will get to them soon.


  19. Thanks for doing the blog hop!

    My fave hero hmmmmm any good Cowboy, Angel I could go on and on.

    I followed you on twitter @tobi_helton
    liked you on facebook
    and am following your blog
    and tweeted!/tobi_helton/status/194436030366101505

    email is
    Thanks again!

  20. A would say Bill from Trueblood
    I follow e-mail
    Twitter @crystaley73
    Facebook Crystal Young
    Thanks for the giveaway

  21. I'm stickin w/ Jensen Ackles from Supernatural. Been on a 'Dean' kick since I discovered the show just a few months ago, workin on Season 6 dvd now! ;)
    Follow the blog: Sebrina C
    FB (liked): Sebrina Cassity
    and Shared:!/sebrina.cassity
    Twitter: @SebrinaC23
    I actually RT'd your post, but I'll do another one too.
    Thank you so very much for the chance!
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

  22. It is too hard to choose....Gibbs NCIS...There is just something about him.
    +1 facebook fan
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    Thanks for the chance to win your books.
    I loved the first one. Waiting to get my hands on the next one. B-)

  23. Oh my there are so many but one of my fav. heros would be Lucan from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed. ;)

    I love your books! Can't wait for the next one.

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  24. I may be a bit fickle but I enjoy so many - Love Daniel Craig as James Bond, Gibbs on NCIS, Castle, Clive Owen as Arthur, Russel Crowe as Robin Hood...

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  25. My favorite is Eric or Bill from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  26. MY HUNKY HERO IS David Boreanaz
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  27. My favorite hero is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series!

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  28. Oh, I wish I had a hero in just one book. You will find I am more or less your alpha male indecisive slut. I tend to latch onto any alpha male character and immediately fall in love. Like all wonderful things, they have a special place in my heart and will visit them regularly, but am no loyal to just one :-) Looking forward to reading your books.

    Tonya Jewell -
    +1 facebook

  29. Hrmm, just one? Let's go with a current drool fave. James McAlvoy. Yep, totally lick worthy, yum!

  30. I already follow your blog
    I already have you on facebook and twitter

    Leigh Savage

  31. My favorite hero has always been Mr. Darcy from P&P.
    GFC - Dani C
    Facebook like - Danielle Chapman
    Twitter - ellepaul


  32. Love coming by to visit! My favorite is Chris Hemsworth, Thor!!

    Email follower: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter: @MelCamino5


    Shared on FB: Mel Bourn

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  33. My favourite book hero would be Tohrment from the BDB
    GFC follower: Jet
    Twitter follower: @Jet_BDR


  34. My favorite hero right now would have to be Severus Snape from HARRY POTTER. I love a self-sacrificing hero.

    +1 follower GFC: Mary Preston
    +1 FB: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber


  35. I would have to pick Eric from True Blood!!! +3 entries for Gfc Gale Nelson Facebook Gale Adkins Nelson and email thanks for the giveaway!

  36. My hero is Mason, from The Mystic Wolves.

    +1 follow on your blog (Dom)
    +1 Twitter follow (DomGoodallWolf)
    +1 like on FB (Dominique WaterSinger Goodall)

  37. My hero is Roarke from In Death series!! I love him!!! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

    +1 GFC as Filia Oktarina
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    +1 Follow Twitter : @FiliaTsuki
    +1 Mention giveaway on Twitter :!/FiliaTsuki
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    Email : filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  38. My favourite book heroes are Zsadist from the BDB and Curren from the Kate Daniels books. And I just adore Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow.
    follow on GFC as irgl7
    like on facebook as Irene Jackson


  39. Thor has always been my fave...and gosh darn if he just doesn't keep getting hotter...LOL

    twitter- @beejee77
    FB-Bj Gaskill
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

  40. I love Barrons from the Fever series. I just can't get enough of him. :)
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    GFC- Maritza Robinson
    twitter- @Mara80Cullen
    FB- Mara Cullen
    Posted on FB-

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  41. My current favorite hero is Shane from Suzanne Brockmann's Born to Darkness. Shane is a former Navy SEAL and well, I love a man in uniform. The book is set in a not so distant dystopian Boston. The paranormal aspect of this book is enhanced human performance (no vamps, weres or shifters)

    +1 Follow my blog ~ GFC ~ mimirose41209

    +1 Like My Facebook Page ~ Mimi Rose

    +1 Follow me on Twitter ~ @mimirose41209

    +1 Mention my giveaway on Twitter ~ DONE

    +1 Share this post on Facebook ~ DONE

    thanks for the great giveaways!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  42. I like Declan from Immortals After Dark.

    I follow the blog via email.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  43. Wow , I haven't read these books yet. Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite would probably be Barrons from KMM Fever series.
    +1 GFC After Dark
    +1 Facebook Brandy Parker Swain
    +1 twitter @bluesun1218

  44. I have to say Sawyer from Lost (he was a damaged hero).

  45. I'd have to say Bones from the Night Huntress series.
    +1 Twitter follower @_kristin315_
    +1 Blog follower

  46. Hi Dianne,
    I would have to say my favorite hero is Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS. Yes, I am an NCIS addict, that is why I have to list him as my favorite. My favorite book hero is Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters.
    +1Follow blog via email
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    +1Shared this post on Facebook.

  47. My favorite hero is Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series. That is so exciting to see the cover for the third book. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.


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  48. I'm with Kristin, I LOVE Bones. He just has some of the raunchiest lines and imagining them in that accent he has OMG.... That you for having this giveaway!


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  49. I am going to go with Harry Dresden for a favorite hero today :) Thank you for participating in this fun hop.
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  50. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    My favorite TV character is Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds.


    Following on FB - Lauren Berman

  51. I don't have a favorite hero... May Jack Sparrow! Love the blog
    I follow Facebook: Stephanie Christensen and also GFC: stephstime

  52. i like the gladiator movie the guys are wow hunks
    fb desiree reilly
    twtter desi the blonde gfc same
    pin desriree reilly goggle desiree reilly

  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite hero is Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series.

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza

    FB = Juana Esparza

    I follow you via Twitter = @jmesparza821


    Posted on FB =


  54. My fav hero would be Thor.
    GFC: Vanessa N.

  55. I like Adrian Vogel from J.R. Ward's Fallen Angel series. Thx for the giveaway op! :)

    I'm following via FB, GFC and email

    barbbattaglia @

  56. I love Severn from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra series!

    Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict
    Twitter: @BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

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  57. My favorite hero in a paranormal book would be Mikhail Dubrinksy from the Carpathian Series. Love him!

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  59. Wolverine and the X-Men he's such the HOT KickButt BADDDDDDDDDDDD Boy!!! He makes being Bad 2 seXy!!!!

  60. My favorite hero is "Curran" from "Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews" :)

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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    Total = 6 entries


  61. What a yummy cover! Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the great giveaway and for participating in the hop!
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  62. Right now, my favorite hero is Dean from Supernatural. Love him! ;D Thank you for the great giveaway and the fun hop!! Have a great weekend! ;)
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    twitter- LuvToRead09
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  63. HMMM..That is a VERY hard question to answer! I think one of my top favorites is going to have to be Barrons from the Fever series.
    I follow on twitter as @AnnieSlasher
    Blog follow the same email address

  64. Stumble into these books by accident and now I am in love. Cannot wait until the next book comes out. Keep writting fast. Love these guys.