Monday, February 11, 2013

Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop, hosted by Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson!  We're celebrating Valentine's Day by celebrating the vampires we love . . . or love to hate!  ;-)

As an avid reader, I have been a big fan of vampires since before they first appeared in my beloved paranormal romance genre.  Heinous undead creatures that crept forth from the pages of horror novels.  Villains in movies and on television shows.  Tortured heroes.  Tragic heroes.  Cocky heroes.  I've loved them all.  So, of course, as an author, I had to write about them.

For those of you who aren't familiar with my Immortal Guardians series, I have decided to return vampires to their villainous roots.  That's right.  Vampires aren't the heroes in my series.  They also aren't undead.  They're infected with a rare virus that gives them incredible strength, speed, and regenerative capabilities coupled with a need for blood.  It also causes brain damage and a descent into madness.  So my Immortal Guardians — powerful warriors infected with the same virus, but protected from the madness by extremely advanced DNA— hunt vampires to prevent them from preying upon humans.

And every Immortal Guardian, whether he knows it or not, needs a strong heroine to fight by his side.  :-)
My Prize

There are many vampire-related prizes up for grabs in the hop.  Mine is the winner's choice of one of the first three book in my series + 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 Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop runs from February 12th 12:01am through February 18th 11:59pm.  My contest is international.

Mandatory entry
Leave a comment below during the hop, include your email address (feel free to write it out), and let me know who your favorite vampire villain, vampire hero, or vampire hunter is.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

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 my prize winner after verifying all entries by February 20th and will announce it here in my Favorite Quote Friday post on February 22nd.  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.

Good luck!  And have fun on the hop!

Dianne Duvall


  1. Hi, I would have to say Buffy is my favourite vampire hunter/slayer. She kicked arse and took names.

    + 1 follow on Facebook

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    Thanks for making it internationally too :)

    Email : lasher at iprimus dot com dot au

  2. I've always kinda liked Spike from Buffy :)
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  3. I love the BDB vampires *_*
    Some of them are heroes, some of them are villains and some of them are both.
    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! *Finger crossed*
    GFC: kaya
    FB: Giulia Anna Gallo
    twitter: @GiuliaAnnaGallo

  4. Thank you a lot for this international giveaway

    my favorite vampire is Bones from the night huntress series by jeaniene frost

    extra entry: 1 follow your blog via gfc ( miki)


  5. I love all the BDB brothers, they kick serious ass!. Also love STYX in IAD series. Follow on facebook.

  6. My favorite villian vamp would have to be Ian from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, fav vammp is Bones from Night Huntress or Vishous from BDB.
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    shared on facebook & twitter
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  7. I already liked your facebook page, and already follow you on twitter. I also follow your blog. I love blog hops that have the word vampire in them. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  8. Already a stalker, I mean a follower of you: LOL
    Blog: Sebrina
    FB: Sebrina Cassity
    Twitter: @SebrinaC23 and shared on twitter
    A gal can't have too many favorites can she? Because I think I might! Bones, Z, Jean-Claude....
    Thanks so much for the chance
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  9. My favourite vampire is Zsadist.
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  10. I love BDB Vampires!

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  11. My favorite is Damon from Vampire Diaries.

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  12. My favorite Vamps are the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
    Liked your Facebook (Laura davis)
    follow on Twitter (Nvled)
    Subscribe to blog
    Thanks for the giveaway

  13. Ummm…. Valentine's with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!
    I follow your blog via email: mestith at gmail dot com
    I liked your FB page: Meghan Stith
    Happy V-Day, Player!
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Oh so hard to choose. I'm really into Ward's vamps at the moment. Then there is Eric Northamn and I've always like Rice's Louie.

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  15. I'm just getting back into vampire romances, so this is a great way to find some new vampire books. I have been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and like them very much. My favorite vampires so far are Zsadist and Butch from the BDB.
    I liked your Facebook page.
    Thanks for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. My favorite vampire hunter: Elena from the Guild Hunter series; favorite vampire: Dmitri from the same series.
    I follow your blog: diane dot sadler at gmail dot com
    I follow on FB: Diane.C.Sadler

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  17. Lestat is my all time favorite ;)

    FB-Kassandra Appel

  18. Az from Death's Angel by Heather Killough Walden
    tamip at 2zooms dot com

  19. There are three book vampires I would like to spend valentines day with. I no particular order:

    - Nathan from Something Witchy and Something Wicked by AJ Myers.

    - Damon Salvatore - not sure the book title or author, but now famous as a TV show - The Vampire Diaries

    - Eric Northman - not sure the book title or author, but now famous as a TV show - TrueBlood

    Thanks for participating in this giveaway! I love stories about vampires, look forward to winning and reading your books!

    I follow via GFC
    I like your facebook page
    I follow you on twitter
    I tweeted and tagged you -

    Theresa Esterline

  20. Oh and

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  21. My favorite vampire is Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    FB: Natasha Donohoo
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  22. Fave vamp hunter.... is surprisingly one of yours... luv Seth for his humor, empathy and ruthlessness. 2nd would be bad guy turned good from Nora Roberts books "valley of silence" and the characters name is Cain.

    +FB Sam Jones
    email is vamperic_gypsy(at)

  23. I'm really loving JR Wards BDB vamps at the moment.

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  24. I've always been partial to Lestat from INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE.

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  25. My favorite vampire villain is Lothaire from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series. I love Marcus from Immortal Guardians, i think he is a hero, ( and he is very sexy too).
    Thank you for the chance to win!
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  26. I really liked the BDB vampires. I also really like the Midnight Breed vampires. I can't pick a favorite. Eric Northman from True Blood maybe.

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      followed blog GFC Kami Bryant
      liked facebook page
      tweeted giveaway
      following on twitter @kamib_good

  27. Thanks for doing this! I love John Matthew from BDB and Vishous. I love Conrad Wroth from IAD and Spike from Buffy is always a favourite. Parrish from Garnet Lacey needs his own books!
    nehalidancer at gmail dot com

  28. shared giveaway
    followed blog GFC Kami Bryant
    liked facebook page
    tweeted giveaway
    following on twitter @kamib_good

  29. I love Vishous from the BDB and Jas from Virna DePaul's Chosen By Sin.
    +1 GFC (Crystal Blood)
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    +1 Follow on Twitter @blood_crystal
    +1 Tweeted hop & giveaway
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  30. My first Vampire love was Lestat, then I was introduced to The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Totally love all of the brothers, tho V is my favorite!! My email is
    I shared the giveaway on Facebook & twitter
    I like your FB page
    I follow on twitter
    Subscribed to the blog via email & GFC

    1. Here is the link to my twitter share

      Here is the Facebook link

  31. I know this is a cop out but i really can't choose a favourite vampire etc. I've read too many great stories.
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    Thank you :)

  32. I would have to say my fav vamp is Nick Knight from the tv show Forever Knight. I loved that show!!!
    posted on fb
    and a private fb group.

  33. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Email address: (kelwan at gmail dot com)

    My favorite Vampire Hunter would be hands down BUFFY (the Vampire Slayer). So obsessed with that show when it was out. She was a powerful female figure and she kicked major butt. :)

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    Thanks again! :)

  34. First I have to say I love your books covers and they sound great :)and thanks for the awesome giveaway
    my emial is
    followed on twiiter : @jcaltzontzi
    liked on facebook and shared on my personal page and my two facebook pages

  35. Now this is a Blog Hop I can really sink my teeth into! I LOVE Vampire’s and when you mix them in with Romance Novels the result is intoxicating! Who doesn’t love Vampires! They are usually handsome, sometimes dark and brooding, have sexy names like Sebastian - Damien - Alexander, and they have been alone so long and searching for their Bride, so they can have that one perfect woman to love! Some of my absolute favorite Vampires are :

    Lothaire Daciano from the book Lothaire. Lothaire is sexy, wicked, confidant, and has been waiting for his Bride for Eons.

    Ian MacPhie from the book All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire. Ian is a Highland warrior and a Vampire. Sexy with an accent and a kilt.

    Sebastien Newcombe from the book Phantom Shadows. Bastien is a misunderstood and sexy badass. He just loves to push everyone’s buttons.

    Javier from the book Covet. Javier desires her above all others.

    See what I mean….I LOVE VAMPIRES!

  36. Oh my there are just to many to name... BDB whole crew, Eric (sookie), Lothaire (immortals series), Bones (j. Frost books) the list goes on & on.
    Just started following
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  37. I love BDB vampires and Wroth vampires of the IAD series at the moment.


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  38. I don't have a favorite vampire villain or other wise but Bones from the Night Huntress series & Rhage and Zsadist from BDB are definitely worth a mention.

    +1 Follow my blog. (I subscribed via email)

    +1 Like My Facebook Page. (Mikky Vieira)

    +1 Follow me on Twitter. (@xMikkyMouse)

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    My email: Mikaella08 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  39. Bones and Lothaire
    thanks for the giveaway :)
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  40. I love Acheron from Dark Hunter Series!!

    +1 GFC : Filia Oktarina
    +1 Facebook : Filia Oktarina
    +1 Twitter : @FiliaTsuki
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  41. Ummm…. Valentine's with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!
    I follow via GFC: Meghan Stith
    I liked your FB page: Meghan Stith

    Happy V-Day, Player!
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. My fave is bones and viper

    Gfc : eli_y83
    Fb : eli yanti
    Twitter : @eli_yanti

  43. My favourite vampire of all time is Angel from Buffy.

    I also follow on Twitter (@PinhoRoni)


  44. My favorite vampire has always been Spike, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I followed your blog heather(dot) alexander91(at)yahoo(dot)com ( liked Facebook and shared on Facebook ( Heather Heslip Alexander) followed and shared on twitter (@5_girls) Thanks

  45. My favorite vampire is Lucian from Dark Guardian.
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  46. Dianne, love your books and look forward to many more. My favorite vampire "hero" is Spike from Buffy.
    +1 follow blog
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    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  47. I love Mircea and Louis-Cesare from Karen Chance's two interconnected series, though I'm also quite fond of Gareth from the Vampire Empire trilogy by Clay and Susan Griffith.

    GFC: Toni Porter
    FB: Toni Porter
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  48. I really like the vamps from Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed.
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  49. What an awesome give away!! Thanks so much.. I love Rebecca Zanetti's Jase Kyrs.. I have always had a softspot for the sexy nerd.. and for a sexy nerd who kicks serious as.. oh yeah.. swooning!!

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  50. Roland was awesome. I also like Bones and Vlad from the Night Huntress series. And all of the Breed.

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  51. Bones from the night huntress series!

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    Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Wesley Snipes in Blade is my fav vamp / vamp hunter - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  53. Jeaniene Frost's Bones :)
    GFC: Cassandra Hicks
    Facebook: Cassandra Hicks
    Twitter: @KatraCass2
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    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  54. Ok... So favorite slayer would have to Buffy. thank you for the giveaway

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  55. My favourite vampire hunter is Anita Blake :) Fave Vampire is a classic Dracula.
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  56. Buffy wins as slayer hands down. I have so many fav vamps though.. I'll go with Spike to go with Buffy. :)
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  57. My favorite vampire is Eric Northman!! I love that blond Viking Adonis!
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  58. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I don't really have a favorite vampire, there are just too many that I love, including yours :)
    +1: GFC follower: June M.
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  59. One of my favorite vampires is Wrath from the BDB series.
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  60. Love vampires! My favorites are Wrath from the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Acheron from the Dark Hunter series, and Jean Claude from the Anita Blake series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. I love Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series!

    +1 GFC follower- Jolene and Family
    +1 like on FB- Jolene Allcock
    +1 follow on twitter- @joleneallcock
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  62. I love Blade, my favorite vampire/hunter mix :)
    +1 GFC- Krysta Banco
    +1 FB- Krysta Banco
    +1 Twitter- @YearofTiger86


  63. I like Zsaidist.