Friday, December 14, 2012

Favorite Quote Friday #60

Hi, all!  I'm back.  :-)  Thank you, everyone, for the hugs and prayers and condolences and well wishes you sent my way.  It meant so much to me and helped me through a very rough stretch.  I'm ready to start getting back into the swing of things again, slowly but surely, and thought I would begin with my weekly post.

A lot happened while I was gone.
Phantom Shadows, the third book in my Immortal Guardians series, received a wonderful five-star review from Long and Short Reviews and was nominated for Book of the Month.  Here's a short snippet from the review:

"Phantom Shadows is a real page flipper. There is so much drama, suspense and action of various levels in each chapter that it was almost impossible to put down. There is an incredible amount of detail woven throughout the book that brings the whole world that Ms. Duvall has created into vivid focus. It sucks a reader in so effectively, time ceases to exist." 
Phantom Shadows was also declared a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews and given a great review.  Here's a quote:

"I have not had the opportunity to read any of the other books in this series at this point. I still enjoyed Phantom Shadows and feel the need to go back and read the others I've missed, as well as continue reading the rest of the series as it continues into the future . . . Phantom Shadows is a book worth taking the time to read. Don't miss it!"

Phantom Shadows Trailer 1 will be included in You Gotta Read Reviews' December 2012 Video Contest.   It will be posted on December 17th, then voting will take place from December 21st -26th.

I was thrilled to discover that Robin Covington featured Phantom Shadows Trailer 3 on USA Today's Happily Ever After

Love Affair With an e-Reader gave Night Reigns, Immortal Guardians Book 2, a fantastic review.  Here's a brief glimpse:

"The story is witty and funny and surprisingly tender.  The scene near the end when Marcus surprises Ami is so swoonworthy and romantic.  I felt myself breathing a deep sigh.  The book was worth it if just for that scene alone.

In a Nutshell:  If you are a fan of PNR, this is a must for your TBR list. Even if you are not, this book is well worth a try."

Darkness Dawns, the first book in the series, received a wonderful review, too, from Rantings of a Closet Vamp Princess.  Here's a quick look:

"Ms. Duvall’s concept of Immortals was unique. I liked how they differed from vampires . . . The book was fast-paced, action-filled, and held my attention. I had difficulty putting it down. I’ve already purchased the second book, Marcus’s, for my Kindle."
As I said, a lot happened while I was gone.  :-)  I have other news to share, but will do so a little later.  For now, it's time for Favorite Quote Friday.  I just read back through a scene in Book 4 that featured Bastien and Melanie, the hero and heroine of Phantom Shadows, and made me laugh.  Both characters can be intense and kick butt.  So I thought, for today's selection, I would choose a scene from Phantom Shadows that shows their lighter sides:

Ending the call, he dialed again.


Lowering his voice to a sleazy whisper, he said, "What are you wearing?"

Melanie's laughter danced over the line.  "Chuck Taylors and nothing else."

Bastien smiled.  "I wish."

Thank you again for all your support.  It really meant a lot to me.  I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season and staying safe and well!

Have a wonderful weekend!