Friday, June 7, 2013

Bad Boys of Romance Giveaway Hop

We all love them — those "bad boys" of romance.  And now we're celebrating them and all of their naughty deliciousness.  :-)

The first bad boy of romance who came to mind for me when I signed up for the hop was Sebastien Newcombe, the hero of Phantom Shadows, Book 3 in my Immortal Guardians series.  He's handsome enough to make hearts flutter.  He's dark and brooding.  And, when my series began, Bastien was the villain.  He even raised an army of psychotic vampires and waged war with the Immortal Guardians (powerful warriors who seek to protect humanity by hunting and destroying vampires).  His actions earned him the hatred of just about everyone — immortals, vampires, and humans alike — except for Dr. Melanie Lipton, who saw in Bastien what the others couldn’t.

Then his world turned upside down and Bastien now must fight alongside the immortals.  To say his entrance into their ranks hasn't gone smoothly would be a colossal understatement.  Neither the immortals, nor the humans who aid them, are willing to let him forget his dark past.  But much is at stake, and Bastien has never backed down from a challenge.  When he refuses to do so now, Melanie raises both her voice and her blades in his defense.  Can her tenderness heal his many scars?  Will the protective barriers he has constructed around his heart crumble beneath the onslaught of her teasing and kindness?   Find out in Phantom Shadows.  :-)

Top Pick
"With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page."
The Romance Reviews

"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 . . .

My Prize

A signed copy of Phantom Shadows + Immortal Guardians swag.

The Grand Prize

A Kindle and lots of awesome ebooks, including a kindle copy of Darkness Dawns, the first book in my Immortal Guardians series.  :-)!


The Bad Boys of Romance Giveaway Hop runs from June 7th 12:00am EST through June 17th 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.

Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment below during the hop, include your email address, and let me know who your favorite bad boy of romance is.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries for my prize
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 for my prize
I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by June 21st.  If the winner's email address is included in her comment, I will email her or him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

For Grand Prize entries
(See the rafflecopter below)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!  And have fun!

Dianne Duvall


  1. Favorite bad boy of romance???Pretty hard to select just one...But I think I'll go for Daemon Black...

    Also:I follow your blog and twitter under the name RoseVAcademy and on facebook under the name Sofia Patoulidou...


  2. favourite bad boy is bones from teh night huntress series.
    i follow tyhe blog via gfc: miki

    thank you a lot for the giveaway


  3. I looove bad boys! :P
    My favorite is probably Trevis Maddox (Beautiful disaster), but can we talk about Zsadist from the BDB? Or Bones from the Night Huntress series? xD
    Anyway, thank you sooo much for the awesome giveaway! ^_^ *Finger crossed*
    GFC: kaya
    FB: Giulia Anna Gallo
    twitter: @GiuliaAnnaGallo

  4. I love do many of them! I do think Bastian is definitely one! Also Vichous from BDB. E mail Sharing on Facebook. I also follow your blog. :-)

  5. My favorite bad boy is Zsadist from Black Dagger brotherhood, but there are to many runner ups to mention. Sharing on Facebook, following blog.

  6. Love them all! =)
    I´m following your blog (fr_larsson) your twitter (@fr_larsson) Liking your FB (Linda Larsson)
    and I´ve shared on both FB & Twitter.

    Happy Friday!

  7. There are so many of them, but Bastian is one of them. email

    Follow you by GFC Julia Mills
    Like your page on Facebook
    Follow you on twitter @juliamills623
    shared on facebook

    Thanks again!! LOVE LOVE LOVE The Immortal Guardians!

  9. First.... I have done everything except the Twitter stuff because I don't have Twitter. Plus I have been a fan of yours since I read your first book!

    As for Bad Boys of Romance I have a handful I love.

    Sebastian Newcombe is definitely one of my favorites!Bad boy - yes, but Deserves to be loved - double yes!!!!

    Lothaire from Lothaire by Kresley Cole

    Graydon Morgan from Seduce Me Please by Nichole Matthews

    Fury from Fury by Laurann Dohner

    Sigmor from Highland Conqueror by Hannah Howell

    Moon from Moon by Laurann Dohner

    God there are WAY to many to name! I would be here all day!

  10. My favorites are Bastien from Immortal Guardians and Barrons from Fevet series by Karen Marie Monning!
    My email is

  11. My favorite bad boys... They are so many... Ok, so:
    - Zarek - Dark Hunter series, by S. Kenyon
    - Bastien - you know who's Bastien! LOL
    - Lucian - Mark of the Vampire series, by Laura Wright
    - Serge - Shadow world, by J.K. Beck

    Right now I can't remembre anyone else.

    My email:

    Thanks for this oportunity.

  12. I think a good bad boy is Gideon Cross.

    follow on GFC susanmplatt
    follow on FB susan platt
    follow on Twitter susanmp1225
    shared on FB

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  13. I think a good bad boy is Bastian for sure....

    my email:

    here i am crossing my fingers....

    thank you!

  14. I have a few favorite I love Bones from the Night Hunted series. I also love Roland.

    very excited!!!

  15. They are all my favorite. Who doesn't like a bad boy. I follow your blog, twitter, and facebook.

  16. Love this Giveaway Hop. My favorite has to be Reyes Farrow, he's the ultimate sexy bad boy but after reading Darkness Dawns, Roland is very close too.

    I follow blog, liked on Facebook, follow on Twitter, shared post on Facebook and my blog and tweeted both.

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  17. I have a terrible time ever choosing a favorite but I really loved Kade from Angela McCallister's Bad Mouth which I recently read.

    For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

    Blog/Twitter/Facebook Follower (Rhianna/RhiReading/Rhianna Walker), Shared on Twitter & Facebook

    1. And of course, spaced on tacking my email addy on that. *doh*

      always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  18. Ok try this again lol.

    I love this Giveaway Hop. My favorite would have to be Reyes Farrow. He is the ultimate bad boy but after reading Darkness Dawns, Roland is up there too.

    I follow your blog, liked on Facebook, follow on Twitter, shared post on Facebook and tweeted both.

  19. Hi, I just followed you on twitter. The prize pack would be wonderful as I am expecting chils #2 so luxuries like an e-reader are on indefinite hold. I must admit that my current favourite bad boy of romance is William the Dark from Gena Showalters LOTU series. Though by the sounds of it Phatom Shadows is going on my TBR list, here's to my library stocking it..


  20. So many favorite bad boys of romance... a few are Bastian, Acheron, Zarek, Barrons, Paris, Wrath. I can go on and on. :)

    Also, I am following the blog (sheilap)
    liked your facebook page
    following you on twitter
    mentioned the hop and giveaway on twitter:
    and shared this on facebook too:


  21. I'm not sure if he's a bad boy or not, but I love, love, love Jacob in the Vampire Queen series by Joey W. Hill. gfc: Julianne
    I liked your facebook page: Julianne
    shared on facebook
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  22. I do love Black Jack Randall from the OUTLANDER series.

    GFC & FB: Mary Preston
    Email Subscriber:


  23. I'm in love with most of the BDB, but I suppose Quinn is my fav.

    sadie @ sadieforsythe dot com

  24. Marcus Grayden from Night Reigns!!! Love these guys! Not necessarily "bad boys" per se but they look it ;) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    gfc: erin

  25. Don't know that I have a particular favorite, but some of them are Barrons, Lothaire, Bones and Vlad. Bastien's just too much of a sweetie to really be a bad boy!
    +1 Follow on GFC
    +1 FB Like - Janie McGaugh

  26. I love Bones and Vlad from The Night Huntress Series, and Trillian and Smoky from The Otherworld Series.
    +1 GFC Follow
    Thorton12 at hotmail dot com

  27. Mmmm… bad boys. Excuse me while I salivate. To pick just one bad boy is so very hard, but I will try! I enjoy Christian Grey (who wouldn't? Am I right, ladies?). His compulsive need to control is scary and hot all at the same time. Another bad boy who has me slobbering all over myself is Travis from "Beautiful Disaster!" A man who makes a living by punching the shit out of another man!?!?! Hold me back! Thanks for the giveaway! It's always a pleasure for me to participate in these, especially when the topic is so utterly delicious.
    I follow via email: mestith at gmail dot com
    I liked your FB page: Meghan Stith
    mestith at gmail dot com

  28. My favorite Bad boys was Roarke and Raphael. But i like Vishous and Butch from BBD to :)

    +1 Follow with GFC : Filia Oktarina

    +1 Like Facebook Page : Filia Oktarina

    +1 Follow on Twitter : @FiliaTsuki

    +1 Tweet :

    +1 Share on Facebook :

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  30. I have too many faves to list just one -- the short list? Roarke from J.D. Robb's In Death series, Curran from Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Death from Kalayna Price's Alex Craft series, Dante Baptiste from Adrian Phoenix's The Maker's Song series and Terrible from Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series.

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



  31. my favorite bad boy is wrath from lover mine. neonangelwings(at)yahoo(dot)com. i also like you on facebook, follow on twiiter, I tweeted, and I shared this post on facebook.

  32. My fave bad boy is Acheron from the Dark Hunter series.

    Following on google, twitter & fb.
    And shared on twitter & fb.

    FB - Rachel dosSantos
    Twitter - @dragon5174

  33. Love bad boys...Travis Maddox - Walking Disaster...

    Followw TW: glam009
    FB: Cristi Riquelme
    Email: cris(dot)riquelme at gmail(dot)com

  34. So many bad boys to favorites today are:
    Bones and Vlad - Night Huntress
    Zsadist and Wrath - BDB
    Jericho Barrons - Fever
    Jim Herron - Fallen Angels
    Bastien - Immortal Guardians
    Paris and Zacharel - LOTU/Angels of the Dark

    Liked on FB - Jessica Clarke
    Email - fourclarkes(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

  35. I Love Lori Foster's Bad Boys like Trace & Dare.

    +1 Follow blog by email - sallans d at yahoo dot com
    +1 Like Facebook Page - Diane Sallans
    +1 Follow on Twitter - @DianeSallans
    +1 Tweetee -
    +1 Share on Facebook -

  36. My favorite bad boys are Rhage and Rehvenge from Black Dagger Brotherhood Series!

    +1 Follow blog by Email:
    +1 Like Facebook Page: Shivani Shah (FB Name)
    +1 Follow by Twitter: @sshah605
    +1 Tweet :
    +1 Facebook Share:

  37. My favorite bad boys are JZB from the Fever series,Bones from Night Huntress Series,Curran from Kate Daniels Series and Wrath from BDB series.

    Extra entries :

    +1 Following your blog on GFC : sweety

    +1 Liked your Facebook Page : Rose Lennart

    +1 Following you on Twitter : @sweetyindia

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Total entries : 4


  38. Lothaire from Immortals after dark :)

    GFC Alina

    Twitter: megeara_erinyes

    FB Alina Popescu


  39. Wraith from Dark Lover. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  40. Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
    GFC Anne38
    Twitter acm05
    FB Anne M.

  41. Eric from True Blood (Sookie Stackhouse Series)
    Follow via GFC: Stephanie
    Like you on Facebook: Stephanie Grant
    Follow you via Twitter @sgrant2004

  42. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Christian Grey is one of my favorites.
    I liked you on FB: Natasha Donohoo
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  43. An army of psychotic vampires? Oh. my. That sounds pretty exciting actually. Thanks so much for joining in on the hop Dianne!

    ~Anna@herding cats & burning soup

  44. My Favorite is Remy from Real by Katy Evans

    like on fb, follow on twitter, share on twitter and fb

  45. It's a toss up between Roland,Bastien and z from the BDB your books looking forward to the next one... :)

  46. My heart belongs to Japh from The Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow *sigh*.


    FB = Kassandra Appel

  47. Favorite bad boy? Hmm Do I have to pick just one? There are so many. I do love Gena Showalters Lords, Lara Adrian's and J.R Wards vamps :)
    I am looking forward to reading your bad boys :)

    Following on Twitter (@dawnsullivan88) and Facebook (Dawn Sullivan)

  48. I love Vlad from the night huntress series also Curran and Zsadist....i shared on facebook ..I follow on twitter... I follow your blog..

  49. The majority of my bad boys come from anime/manga. I love the anti-hero, and so far, I’ve not found better examples than Lelouch from Code Geass and Light Yagami from Death Note. They are bad boys you really, really wish you could side with, but at the same time, you know their methods are completely wrong.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

    Email: mearles1982(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Followed via GFC, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
    GFC: Mandy Earles or meryvamp
    Google+: Mandy Earles
    My FB page: Mandy Earles
    Twitter: @meryvamp

    Shared on Twitter:
    Shared on FB:

  50. Rehv from the BDB series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  51. My favorite bad boys are Zsaditst from the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Acheron from the Dark Hunters. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  52. My favorite bad boy is Sebastien Necombe. I love all the Immortal Guardian series stories. I 'liked' you fb page. I follow you in 'Twitter". Follow Blogs. ~ Alice Danieli

  53. Hi! I love Lora Leighs Nauti series. Shes got some sexy bad boys in them! :) Thank you! Thank you for sharing and for being apart of such a great hop!
    GFC: shadow_kohler
    FB: Shadow Kohler
    Twitter: LuvToRead09

  54. My favorite bad boy is Rehvenge from the BDB,

    bgfriendly at gmail dot com

  55. I follow on twitter _Susan

  56. I dont really have a fav atm but I love all the alpha males!

    +1 Follow via GFC as Misty Rios

    +1 Like on Facebook as Misty Rios

    +1 Follow on Twitter as @MistyRios_

    +1 Mention the hop and my giveaway on Twitter.

    +1 Share this post on Facebook.

    Total Entries: 6


  57. Roland is my favorite cause I can relate on the hurt so bad and many times you just retreat. my email is

  58. One of my favorites is Zarek from Kenyon's Dance with the Devil.
    Following blog via email
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  59. My favorite bad boy of Jesse Ward from the This Man series. Love him!! I follow you on facebook as Meghan Mack and on twitter as meghan_mack. Thank you!!

    fishinlovingal @