Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dangerous Alpha Heroes Gveaway Hop

One of my favorite Dangerous Alpha Heroes is Bastien, the hero of Phantom Shadows, Book 3 in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series (October 2, 2012).  Bastien was a villain when he burst onto the scene in Darkness Dawns, commanding an army of psychotic vampires he intended to use to bring about the destruction of the Immortal Guardians.  His actions then and many since have earned him the hatred of immortals, vampires, and humans alike.  But one woman, Dr. Melanie Lipton, sees in him something he and many others can't.  What changes, I wondered, could be wrought in him if she continued to raise her voice to defend him while everyone else clamored for his execution?  What barriers would tumble beneath the onslaught of her tenderness and teasing?  I couldn't resist finding out and hope you'll enjoy their story.  :-)

"Knowing your enemies is a key concern in the newest installment of Duvall's excellent Immortal Guardians series.  Vampires, and the virus that drive them insane, have been the primary threats that our heroes have been fighting, but there is a new player in town.  With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!"
– RT Book Reviews

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural.  She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes.  So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie.  His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring.  But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .

Bastien is used to being the bad guy.  In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust.  But Melanie is different - and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience.  Giving in to temptation is out of the question - he can't put her in danger.  But she isn't asking him . . .

She stared at him in silence for so long he began to feel a bit self-conscious. “You can feel other people’s emotions?” she asked finally.  

“Yes. And Stuart’s told me he was lying to try to save his a**.”

Again she stared at him.

“What?” he asked when the silence stretched.

“You can feel my emotions? Right now?”

“No. I have to touch you to feel them.”

“So . . .”

He could see her considering it, trying to remember every time he had touched her or she had touched him. At the network. In her car. At David’s. Trying to remember what she might have inadvertently revealed.

“You might have mentioned it. Given me a little warning.”

“Such didn’t occur to me.”

More silence.

“What do you feel when you touch me?” she asked.

Bastien’s attention dropped to her full lips as she licked them anxiously. “Sometimes I feel your concern. Sometimes uncertainty. Clinical detachment. Fear the first time we met.”

“Well, our first meeting was rather . . . explosive.”

That was putting it mildly.

“What else?”

He knew what she sought. “Sometimes my gift tells me you feel what I feel myself every time I look at you. Or think of you. Or touch you.”

Her soft, smooth neck moved with a swallow. “You’re attracted to me.”


“I’m attracted to you.”

“I know.”

“What are we going to do about it?”

For my contest, I've decided to give away a signed ARC of Phantom Shadow, the third book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series + some Immortal Guardians swag.  :-)


The The Dangerous Heroes Giveaway Hop runs from 12:01 A.M. September 17th through 12:01A.M. September 24th and is hosted by Full Moon Bites.

International entries are welcome.   

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment below and let me know who your favorite dangerous alpha 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 September 26th. 

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. 

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+1  Mention my giveaway on Twitter.

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Selecting a Winner
I will use to choose a winner after verifying all entries  and will announce it here by September 26th.  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. I have to go with my favorite alpha hero from the movies. Two words. Jason Stathan! He is so hot!
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  2. Favorite alpha hero is Bones from the Night huntress series by Jeanie Frost ( not far behind are adam haupman and curran ^^;;)so fierce, loyal and protective...perfect

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    ps: in the prize section you said it's a signed Arc od Phantom shadows second book of the series, it should be the third no? ( i've read the first 2^^;;)

    thank you for this great prize

  3. favorite alpha hero, is Thor always did love him!
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  4. my favorite alpha hero is hart mackenzie from the dukes perfect wife by jennifer ashley

  5. My fave is Vishous from BDB! THanks so much!
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  6. Thanks for the giveaway. Big fan of Bones from the Night Huntress series.
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  7. I've read the first book in this series and it was THE BOMB! How many do you have planned total for the series?

    My favorite alpha male is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series!

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  8. Wow, there are just too many hot alphas in books for me to list my favorites, we'd be here a whole year so I'm just going to name my all time favorite alpha male from tv. It's Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS who is played by Mark Harmon. He is the ultimate alpha male on tv.

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  9. My favorite Alpha Male is Jasper in Carrie Ann Ryan's Redwood pack series. He is so yummy!

  10. Mine are Acheron from Dark Hunters and Raphael from the Guild Hunters

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  11. My favorite alpha hero is Raphael from the Guil Hunter series!
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  12. Zsadist from Lover Awakened by, JR Ward

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  13. My favorite alpha male is V from BDB.
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  14. My favorite dangerous alpha hero is definitely Wrath from the BDB!

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  15. Nice to meet ya Dianne! You have some books that caught me eye. I'll be checking those out. I have to say my recent fav alpha hero is in the book "Leader of the Pack" by Lynn Richards. It's a shifter book and Jake's the alpha male....Intelligent, sexy, fair and loved his mate! It surprised me. I luv'd the story which I couldn't put down until I was finished. Thanks for the opportunity! Take care!


  16. hi dianne..

    My favorite alpha male is Wraithbones from night hunter series and roarke from in death series!

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  17. For me it has to be Bones from the Night huntress series by Jeanie Frost.

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  18. my all time favourite is Tarzan, he was the 1st alpha male. now its whoever i fall in love with while reading a book.

  19. My favorite Alpha Male would have to be Dragos from Thea Harrison's The Elder Races series.

  20. My fav? One only? Ok, Valerius, from sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series.

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  21. My favorite Jericho Barrons from the Fever Series by Karen Moning. That man is dangerous sexy and so freaking hot it makes your teeth sweat. Wow how I want a bit of him lol

  22. Aussiebookchic/RachelSeptember 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    I have too many, but I can name a few. Any of the BDB vampires or Midnight Breed warriors, Bones, Roland & Marcus and any Cherry Adair or Lori Foster alphas.

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  23. I have a couple but two that stand out are Wrath from the BDB and your Roland. :) Can't wait until Phantom Shadows comes out!
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  24. Lori Foster Alpha's are interesting

    Vayl from Jazzy Parks

    hmm there is many more but names have vacated my thinking at the moment (sorry)


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  25. i love chris hemswort's THOR ... he is my favourite :)
    from book...i love BONES from jeanine frost's as hell !! :D

    thx u so much ...

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  26. My favorite Alpha hero is Master Jeremy from Mistress's Master by Jayne Rylon

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  27. Love this and can´t wait to read for myself! =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. YAY! Thanks for the chance! I love your books! I have truly enjoy them on audio, I'm looking forward to the new release.
    My favorite alpha is J. Barrons from the Fever series by KMM.
    Have a nice day :)

  29. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  30. Ok, following you by email, and on FB. So +2 for me. And a comment. This sounds fantastic. I love the paranormal.. ESP, Vamps, Lycans, Shifters. Kinda off topic, but my mind has always seen Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as an alpha!

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  31. In Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by, Kresley Cole Conrad is so hot. Def the reformed bad boy turned good with so bad left over LOL
    Thank you so much for the hop,

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  32. Declan from Kresley Coles' IAD series, Zsadist from JR Ward's BDB and Chase from Lara Adrian's MB.

    I look forward to reading your series now. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway opportunity.

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  33. Lachlain from the Immortals After Dark series.


  34. I love Raphael from the Guild Hunters Series. He is so yummy!
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  35. Bones! And Rhage, yummy. ;)

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    That excerpt really got me, even if I don't win I'd love a review copy. ;D Just sounded so good!

    Happy Hopping!

  36. My favourite is Zsadist from the BDB.
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  37. I love Hawke froom Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series & Curran from Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series - they are always battling for the top spot :)

    I follow the blog as Michelle McMchael, same on FB, twitter is Mich_McMichael, shared to twitter & FB. Can't wait!!


  38. Favorite dangerous, sexy alpha is a tie between Bones from Night Huntress Series(Jeaniene Frost) & Barrons from the Fever series(Karen Marie Moning). Thanks for the hop and the chance to win!
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  39. My favorite alpha hero was :
    Roarke from In Death series, and
    Raphael from the Guild Hunters Series.

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  40. spike on buffy the vampire slayer
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  41. I forgot to say who my fav hero was, and i´m a sucker for Liam Neeson in Taken & Taken 2 *sigh* That´s one dangerous man i´d love to be manhandled by *rawr*

    Best wishes, Linda =)

  42. I'm so glad book 3 in your series is coming out soon, I was wondering when it would happen.

    Top alphas: Curran from The Kate Daniels series and Roarke from The Eve Dallas series because, besides being sexy, they love their women unconditionally.

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  43. thats a toughie.. im gonna go with either roarke from jd robbs dallas series, or.. jason statham!

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  44. I have such a hard time choosing my favorite alpha because there are so many great ones. Raphael from Guild Hunter series and Hawke from Psy/Changling series both by Nalini Singh, Acheron from Dark Hunter series, Laurann Dohner New Species series is full of Alphas as well as Lora Leigh's Breed series!

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  45. Just learning about this so I don't have one as of yet...

  46. Favorite Alpha hero, although I have a gazillion, I'm gonna go with Samson from the Scanguards Vampires Book 1.
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  47. Dash from Elizabeth’s Wolf by, Lora Leigh
    Great Hop thanks

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  48. Bones from the Night Huntress series.

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  49. That is hard my favorite book hero would have to be Niol from Cynthia Eden's Midnight series! :)
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  50. Zsadist from the BDB series

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  51. Curran from Kate Daniels series :)

  52. Ethan in The Trap by, Indigo Wren is one of my favorite heroes! I loved him. The only thing wrong with the book is that it ENDED!! LOL I did not want to say good-bye. Maybe one day she will write a sequel or even a short story. (hint hint if she sees this. LOL)
    Thanks for the contest!!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. Blog: GFC Cassandra Hicks & email
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    Twitter: @KatraCass
    My favorites would have to be:
    From Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters: Ash, Sin, Fang, & Dev
    From Gena Showalter's LOTU: Strider, William, & Aeron
    From Kresley Cole's IAD: Bowen & Lothaire
    From JR Ward's BDB: V & Z
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  56. My favorite is Bones from Night hunter series-JF

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  57. I love love love Bones from the Night Huntress series

  58. My fave alpha hero is Whart from JD Robb's book

  59. So many I can never choose 1 and I always end up picking someone different each time i'm asked! Zsadist, Dare, The McKay guys and many many more!! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  60. I can only pick one? Not fair! I do love Bones and Vlad, and Z from BDB, and the boys from the Demonica series... Sorry: can't pick just one!!!

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  61. My favorite alpha hero is Ash from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters series.

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  62. I have too many faves to pick just one -- I love Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Severn from Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra series and Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  63. Alpha heroes are just about my favourite. My first love was Acheron, then the BDB, and now just about any hero Karen Marie Moning cares to write.
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  64. Ethan- The Darkest Hour by, Maya Banks
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  65. One of my favorites is Bones from the Night Huntress series I love him! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
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  66. I love your series and thank you for putting on this contest! My favorite alpha hero is Zsadist from BDB series.

  67. I love Charles from Patricia Briggs series.
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  68. Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood men!

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  69. I love alpha’s!!! Noah/Nathan is so HOT in Wild Card- Lora Leigh
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  71. My favorite is Acheron.

    Thx for the giveaway.

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  72. Favorite hero is Jacob from the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. He was so strong in character and knew exactly what he wanted no matter what he had to do to get it. I loved him.
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  73. My favorite alpha hero is Acheron from the Dark-hunter series.
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  74. My Fav. alpa hero is Eric from True Blood

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  75. My favorite dangerous Alpha is probably Hawke from Nalini Singh's series :)

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  76. I love Wrath from the BDB series.
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