Thursday, August 15, 2013

CONTEST: Ask the Immortal Guardians

The release of Darkness Rises — October 1st — is only a month and a half away!  Let's celebrate with a contest.

"Duvall is fast proving to be a major player!"
—RT Book Reviews

Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it.

Étienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years--long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher. . .

The Prize  

A signed ARC of Darkness Rises + Immortal Guardians swag!


The contest will run from 12:01 am EST Thursday, August 15th through 11:59 pm EST Tuesday, August 20th.  Contest is open to readers 17 and older.  International entries are welcome.

Mandatory Entry
I'm working on guest posts for my upcoming blog tour, which will include character interviews, and would love to know what you would ask if you were conducting the interview yourself.  So, to enter, leave a comment below, asking any Immortal Guardian a question, or asking the Immortal Guardians in general a question.  If your question is for a particular immortal, please mention it in your comment.

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

+1  Ask my Immortal Guardians another question.  (1 entry for each question up to five questions) 

+1  Mention the contest on Twitter.

+1  Share the contest on Facebook.

Selecting a Winner
I will use to choose a winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by Friday, August 23rd.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her or him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

Good luck!  I (and my Immortal Guardians) look forward to your questions!



  1. 1. what do you like most/miss most since becoming an immortal guardian?
    2. if you had to describe Seth in on sentence, what would it be?
    3. are people being nicer to Bastian yet?
    4. Ami & Marcus -- hoping for a boy or girl?
    how's cliff hanging in there?
    5. Seth is the oldest followed by David, & Roland is about 900 years old. about how many immortals are David & Roland in age?

  2. 1)IF you could become mortal again would you do it?
    2)Are you happy with the hierachy you have to follow?( Obey ing to Seth)
    3) Don't you feel guilty something to be ready to sacrifice those in believe in your for your adavatge ( saving your favourite for example)?


  3. My question is for Chris Reordan: do you get tired of being such a hardass?

  4. Oops, forgot to mention, I tweeted about it
    And posted on my FB acct (name Make Kay) can't get link to Fb post via my iPhone and that's the only thing I FB on

  5. Since I am on book 2 please forgive if this has been addressed in later stories.

    Will Sarah & Roland have children?
    Seth what are you and your cousin?

    thank you


    shared fb:


  6. Seth are jealous that most of the Guardians have mates and u don't??

  7. how do i choose just one of you for myself

  8. Can I lick your Abs....any of you....all of you?

  9. Please say there´s many more Guardians to pair up and read about! =) I never want this series to end, I love them all!
    Tweeted (fr_larsson) and FB (Linda Larsson)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

  10. 1. Seth, do you believe there is a woman out there for you?
    2. If any of you had one thing you could have back from your old lives what would it be?
    3. Will Seth ever reveal his secret?
    4. Will Seth's cousin join the Guardians?
    5. As we already have an alien in the mix, will other paranormal creatures join the Guardians?

  11. If you had a choice would you prefer to be a Mortal rather an Immortal?
    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  12. 1. Whats the best thing about being immortal?
    2. Whats the worst thing about being immortal?
    3. Whats the one thing you miss most?
    4. If you had one thing that you could do over what would it be?
    shared on fb
    Thank You so much for the giveaway!

  13. 1. What's your most memorable moment to date?


    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  14. Do you have a different perspective on your life since you are immortal than you did before you became immortal?

  15. 1.) If you could do anything else(work) what would it be?
    2.) What is your ideal girl?

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  17. 1. Roland what was your given name at birth?
    2. How often do you have to change identities?
    3. What time period did you enjoy the most?

    Shared on FB and twitter!!

  18. Does it make it better and a difference to those who have a mate/I myself was glad it opened up for you guardians.

  19. I have more than 5 questions and not just for the Immortals so I hope you do more than just the Immortal character interviews in the future. VHinman84 (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Questions for all of the Immortals
    How difficult was it to make the switch from red meat to tofu when you grew up in an age when red meat was very much part of every meal?

    When you first learned that you were an Immortal did you wish you could change your fate?

    Has there ever been a time in your life that you ever considered not hunting down vampires and just living a “normal” Immortal life?

    If you could choose any gift other than your own which would you choose?

    Did you ever think you’d get your HEA?

    If a vampire cure was found and all the vampires where cured and saved how would you spend the rest of your life?

    (For Seth, David and Roman)
    Has there been a historic event you witnessed in your lifetime that made an impact on your life? If so what was it and how did it effect you?

    Questions for Seconds/Network employee’s
    How did you react to finding out that vampires were very real?

    How did you get involved or come to the attention of the Network?

    Being gifted and knowing first hand what the Immortals go through every night would you choose to become one and join the cause?

    Questions for Chris Reordon
    How did you become the Head of the East Coast Division of the Network when you yourself is not a Gifted One?

    Of all the Gifted Ones around the world how do you decide who to bring into the Network and who just to keep tabs on?

    Is there a Mrs. Reordon or someone special in your life?

  20. 1. This question is for Roland and Sebastian...Now that one of your friends are about to become parents do you feel your biological clocks ticking? Are you considering starting families of your own?

    2. This is for that alot of your Guardians are finding their mates are you hoping to find yours now too? I would definitely be interested in being your mate.

    3. For all the mated pairs, how does in feel after all this time to find someone that completes you?

    I posted on Facebook twice, one on my page and one in my book club page.

  21. Zach, Seth's cousin: Do you plan to join the Immortal Guardian movement?

    Ami & Marcus: Have you chosen a name for your baby yet?

    I posted on Face Book and Twitter.

    1. Forgot to put my name/email ~~ Alice

  22. Tweeted-

    FB share-


    1. What are the most deeply impressive events that you have experienced?

    2. What keeps you awake at night?

    3. Where do you go when your angry or frustrated?

    4. What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?

    For the unmated Guardians-

    5. What do you look for or want in a mate? What do you think and feel about sex?

    +1 Tweet
    +1 FB Share
    +5 Questions


  23. 1. To everyone: did you like the 60s or 80s best?
    2. Random theorie about the origin of the immortal guardians: could it be that you are descendants of angels?
    3. At Seth: how do you feel with all these mated couples around you? Do you want a mate for your own?


  24. 1. for the ladies -- are the guys really as good cooks as portrayed? (after all a man who can cook well is a keeper)
    2. for the hubbies -- if you had to pick a "theme song" for yourself, what would it be? what would Seth & David's be?
    3. for Tanner -- what's been the biggest adjustment to joining the network?
    4. for Tanner -- have the other seconds and network staff treating you ok? did you & Lisette ever catch that game together?
    5. for Sheldon -- what goodies can you share about what's going on with everyone? ;)


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