Thursday, January 24, 2013

Romance Madness Hop

Welcome to the Romance Madness Hop!  I'm thrilled to be one of the participants because this hop, hosted by The Romance Reviews, is all about the romance.  I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember, and romance has always been my genre of choice.  I love everything about it.  That first glance the hero and heroine share, accompanied by the sudden racing of their hearts.  Their first words.  First shared laugh, particularly if that laugh is elicited from one who doesn't do so often.  First touch.  And, of course, those happily ever afters.  :-)

While I read romances of just about every subgenre, paranormal romance is my favorite.  That's why I chose to explore it when I dove into writing myself.  So, for my prize, I'm giving away a signed copy of the winner's choice of one of the first three Immortal Guardians books + Immortal Guardians swag.

Immortal Guardians Book 1

"A thrilling and chilling new paranormal series.  Fantastic!"
4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . .

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible -- when it mean forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

Immortal Guardians Book 2

"This blend of kick-butt action, intriguing plot twists and heartfelt passion is utterly addictive!"
4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews

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?

Immortal Guardians Book 3

"With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!"
4.5 stars, 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 . . .


The Romance Madness Hop runs from January 25th 12:00am EST through January 29th 11:59pm EST and is hosted by The Romance Reviews.   

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment below during the 5-day hop and let me know why you love romance.  :-)  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 February 1st. 

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 the hop and 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 February 1st.  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.  Click on the hop button below to go to the next post and sign in to The Romance Reviews to earn entries for their Hop prizes, including 5 ($10) Amazon gift certificates.

The Romance Reviews Romance Madness Hop

Good luck!  And have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne Duvall


  1. I love romance because the HEA gives me hope and help to feel lighter when the day has been dark and difficult

    i follow your blog via gfc: miki
    and i would be very happy to win book 3

    all teh best


    1. I love romance because of the HEA and the path leading to it! It's just all about the love! I follow your blog and liked your FB page.


  2. Hi Dianne ... my mom spells her name (and my middle name) with 2 N's as well. Not too many people do ;)

    I love reading romance because it transports me to a happy place where everyone is HOT and happy endings are all around - usually after some pain and suspense.

    I have:
    - follow your blog via GFC and email
    - liked your Facebook Page
    - followed you on Twitter
    - and tweeeted about the hop and giveaway

    Thanks for participating!

  3. I like reading romances because it helps me get a break from reality. Thanks for participating.
    Twitter- @kaylyn_davis
    FB- Kaylyn Davis

  4. I could go into a big spiel about how much I love reading and the escape it gives me but it all boils down to reading romance books make me feel good!

    GFC: Texas Book Lover
    FB: Maria Smith
    Twitter: @TexasBookLover

    Thanks so much!

  5. I enjoy living vicariously through the books I read ;)

    FB fan as well--Kassandra Appel


  6. Books take you away from every day life. I follow FB, Twitter and I tweeted.

  7. I like reading romances because it helps me get a break from reality. Thanks for participating.

    and i follow via facebook laurie goudge
    and i follow gfc laurie goudge

  8. romance lets me escape from everyday hassles & brings me a guarenteed HEA -- what's not to like about that :)
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com
    facebook & follow blog via goodreads (da kenney)

  9. I just really like happy endings which are basically almost always guaranteed in romances. Plus I love reading about a relationship developing between two main characters-- to see that progression

    I follow on twitter (@PinhoRoni)


  10. Ohhhh I love my Dianne!!!! Rock on sister!!

  11. I love romances cause reading about love makes me dream. I also like it when a book is sexy and funny and has a happy ending. Basically, a romance has all these qualities :D
    GFC: kaya
    FB: Giulia Anna Gallo
    twitter: @GiuliaAnnaGallo
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  12. Been "loving" romance novels for over 20-years cuz of the fact that it makes me laugh, cry, snicker & smirk, fantasize, sigh, attending Romance Book Reader/Writer convention, and it gives me pleasure when reading a book in public, my facial expression or the sound I make have people taking a quick glance at the book I'm reading, possible wondering....paranormal romance-KINKY!!! :D

  13. I love romance because of the HEA; I read the ends of books before buying to make sure the ending is to my liking!
    Email: diane dot sadler at gmail dot com
    Follow your blog by email.
    Fb: Diane C Sadler
    Tweete about blog: @dianeshirley

  14. I love the emotional rides that romances take you on and I love HEA!
    Follow blog through GFC as holly.collins1
    Liked your FB: Holly Collins
    Follow through Twitter: @hcollins1981
    FB Post:
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway =)

  15. I love to read it and dream that it is happening to me.
    FB Laura Davis
    Twitter nvled

  16. I am anxiously awaiting all these juicy books!

  17. i love reading romance, because it takes me to places, i didnt think i wanted to go

  18. oops forgot to say im doing all of the above

  19. I want to win because reading romance is the only way that I have any romance in my life. I have been divorced for eight years and haven't even dated yet. Needless to say, I find my men in the pages of my books. I fell in love with this series when I met Roland for the first time and witnessed his tenderness. This is a great series!!!

    I follow your blog, like you on facebook and twitter, and I both tweeted and shared on FB.
    My email address is and I really hope I win!!!

  20. I love this series and need to read the third book!

    Reading is a great way to escape. Reading romance gives me a chance to dream of hot, sexy men and what they do to their women; makes sex with hubby better...LOL!
    FB: Booksie ForMe
    twitter: @books4me2

    email subscriber: books4me67 at ymail dot com

  21. When you work in a fairly mundane, yet demanding profession, reading romance is a way of escaping all the things that wear you down.
    If you are fortunate enough to also read fantastic series written by exceptionally talented authors...all the better!
    The right story can also add a bit of spice to your private life too!
    My email is:
    I already like your Facebook page and follow you on Twitter and I follow your blog using the email listed.
    I have shared on Twitter and Facebook and the links are below:
    Thank you for always looking after your readers!

  22. I love reading romance because it gives me hope that i can still find my own HEA.

  23. It's just fun to read and I like imagining them as if I were a movie director.
    I also follow your blog via email and liked your FB page.

  24. have really enjoyed your series, such great characters (main & supporting) in them.
    pagalatheart--at -- yahoo--dot--com

  25. Romance with an HEA just makes me happy - it lifts my spirits.

    +1 Follow my blog - by email sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  26. I love Romance especially with HEA, Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  27. I like the HEA.


  28. I love romance because it reminds me of what I felt when I finally met my man. I also love what I call, "the chase"; the momentum that leads them into each others arms.

  29. I love to read good romances because they take me away from my own life for a short while, as I am absorbed in reading the book, and absorb me into the feeling of being someone else.

  30. I love romance because it lets me escape for a little while, and I'm usually guaranteed a HEA. :)
    Followed your blog and on Twitter.


  31. I like reading romances with HEA because it's make my life fun and happy. Thanks for participating.

    GFC : Filia Oktarina
    Facebook : Filia Oktarina
    Tweet :
    Facebook :

  32. I love romances because it's nothing that you'll see no days...I mean yeah some guys try, but you'll never see them fight for the right of a woman they love, it's just too hard. You don't see men opening doors as a normal thing, it's just the ideal that hey once upon a can escape the reality.


    beejee77 at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  33. I love romances for the happy ever after. I like to get lost in the story and live in another world for a while.
    blog follow GFC - irgl7
    Facebook - Irene Jackson
    Twitter - poodle666


  34. I love romance because its something you can get lost in and it's something that brings happiness to the world, which there is not enough of.

    I read romance for those reasons and because I love seeing the characters fall and their reactions to it.

    + 1 follow on twitter (aussiebookchic)

    + 1 follow on Facebook (Rachel Hamilton)

    + 1 share on Facebook.

  35. I love romances because they take me to another world. When my day is rough, I can get lost in a world that that is full of magic. Also, romances allow me to see what true love is. Plus, the men in romances are so hot, who wouldn't want to read about them. Give me an Immortal Guardian any day.

  36. Love reading Romance for the HEA. Also, the Heroes are to die for no ?
    I'm not going to find one like them in the real now. lol
    It also pulls me away from the harshness of reality and I go for the ride with the characters.
    +1 for GFC follow --Lucky47

    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  37. A Romance read promises so much. Stories full of possibility.

    FB: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber:


  38. I love the build up to a romance. As a reader, I am along for the ride to a HEA.

    I follow on Twitter (bl0226)
    I like on FB
    I am an email subscriber

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  39. I love romances because I love the reading about the journey and struggle they have to go through to have their HEA :)
    GFC: Cassandra Hicks
    Facebook: Cassandra Hicks
    Twitter: @KatraCass
    Facebook Post:
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  40. I love reading romances because I can count on a HEA (which I can't always get in real life). Thank you for the giveaway, I am following your blog but don't Tweet or FB.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  41. - my Twitter Post - - a great big LIKE!

    I love romances because I love meeting new heroes and heroines and finding out how they find their ways to their HEA!


  42. It's all about the romance and escapism for me:)

    +1 Follower
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    +1 Follow on Twitter (@yadkny)
    +1 Mention the hop and giveaway on Twitter:

  43. I love romance because of the escape-ism, it makes me happy that everything turns out great by the end of the book, I can escape into a world that is so different from our world.
    I follow bog vera28546 at yahoo (dot) com
    liked on facebook vera mallard
    follow on twitter vera mallard@veramallard
    twitted about giveway and your site

  44. Diane, I've been enjoying your Immortal Guardians series! I enjoy romances for the escape and for the HEA (and the road to get there).
    +1 follow on GFC as jmcgaugh
    +1 like on FB as Janie McGaugh
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  45. I read romance because of the guaranteed HEA.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  46. I read romance because of the escapism from every day life and the HEA.
    +1 like on FB Jean Patton
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  47. I agree, reading romance is kind of like a way to escape for a few hours into some fabulously exciting and passionate where people are always in the 'falling in love.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  48. I love romance, it is a way to escape the everyday and go into another time or place.


    I follow the Blog: sheryll1974 +1
    I like FB Page: Sheryl Stanley Nyary +1
    I follow Twitter: @sheryllynne74 +1
    I posted in Twitter +1
    I shared on FB +1

  49. Reading romance has been a part of my life since forever. I enjoy all types and genres. A well characterized story is a girl's best friend. And HEA's make life just a little sweeter.

    Twitter @cbaty

  50. I love romance because it takes me away to a fantasy world where everyone lives happy ever after.


  51. Fir the HEA and the break from RL worries and troubles.

    +1 Follow my blog. - gfc donnas

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    +1 Mention the hop and my giveaway on Twitter.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  52. I love the smut and the fluff, but the one thing that keeps me reading is knowing there´s a HEA in the end! =)

    +1 Follow your blog - GFC fr_larsson, email fr_larsson at hotmail dot cm

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    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!

  53. Thanks for great Hop Stop.

    I folly by Twitter: @adilasblog

    My email is: adilasblog(at)gmail(dot)com

    Adila (from Azerbaijan)

  54. Reading romance just makes me happy!
    +1 Follow your blog by email - sallans d at yahoo dot com
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