Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Into Romance Hop


Welcome to the Fall Into Romance Hop, hosted by The Romance Reviews!  Join us as we celebrate favorite summer reads, fall releases we're looking forward to, and more.  Hopefully you'll find a nice selection of books to add to your TBR pile and will win lots of prizes as you do.  Did I mention there's a giveaway at every stop?  ;-)

I admit I've had little to no reading time of late.  My own TBR pile now towers near the ceiling, every book I add threatening to topple it.  And I'm sure I'll be adding a few more after this hop.  So, since I've been consumed with preparing for my next book's release (instead of delving into one of the books taunting me from the corner), I thought I would introduce you to it and its characters.

Darkness Rises is the fourth book in my Immortal Guardians series and features Krysta and Étienne.  Étienne d'Alençon is a French immortal, roughly two hundred years old, who spends his nights hunting the psychotic vampires who prey upon humans.  He also has always admired strong women.

Mortal Krysta Linz is as strong as they come.  Once the victim of a vicious vampire attack, she has dedicated her life to slaying every blood-sucking vampire on the planet . . . until a tall, dark, handsome man with glowing amber eyes and fangs joins her in one of her battles and saves her life.  How can she feel so drawn to him?  He's a vampire — the enemy — isn't he?

If he isn't, why does she feel as though she has gone from being the hunter to the hunted?


4.5 stars, HOT
"Duvall does an outstanding job building both a rich world and a compelling cast of characters."
— RT Book Reviews

"Krysta Linz is a kick-butt vampire hunter whose world is taken for a sexy spin when she meets Immortal Guadian Étienne d'Alençon in Duvall's fast-paced and humorous latest paranormal."
— Publishers Weekly

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. . .

Excerpt


A low chuckle wafted on the night.

Eyes widening, she drew her second sword and turned in a slow circle.  “Damn it!  Show yourself!”

“Well, since you asked so nicely,” a deep voice laced with a French accent purred behind her.

Gasping, she spun around and swung a shoto.

Once more, he caught her wrist.  “Careful.”  The warning was gentle, carrying neither malice nor anger.

Krysta stared.

His touch sent electricity tickling its way up her arm.  His flesh was warm, his long fingers free of callouses.

Her heart slammed against her ribs as butterflies erupted in her stomach.
She should be furious.  Frightened.  Instead, she felt as excited as she would on a first date.

Crap. 

Stepping back, she withdrew her arm from his grasp.

Dropping his hand, he tilted his head and studied her with those entrancing amber eyes.

Yeah, he was hot all right.

Short midnight hair glinted in the moonlight.  Faint stubble shadowed a strong jaw.  Straight nose.  Broad shoulders.  What was clearly a well-developed, muscular build beneath a black T-shirt that clung to him courtesy of the vampire blood that saturated its front.  Slim waist.  Slim hips.  All revealed by the gap in the long black coat he wore.  

She didn’t let her gaze stray further.  The last thing she wanted to do while facing him was blush like a school girl if he had a nice package.

His tempting lips stretched in a slow smile.


My Prize

An ARC of Darkness Rises (October 1, 2013) + Immortal Guardians swag.

Fall Into Romance Hop Prizes

Amazon Gift Certificates
paperbacks
ebooks
and more!

Details

The Fall Into Romance Hop runs from September 13th, 12:01am  through September 21st, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.


Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment on this post during the hop, include your email address, and let me know what your favorite summer read was.  :-)  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 it on Facebook.


Selecting a Winner for my prize
I will use random.org to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by September 25th.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/himhim, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

Fall Into Romance Hop prize entry
1 — Register and log in at The Romance Reviews during the hop.  (You can do so by clicking the button below.)  This hop will take you to more than 100 blogs and websites.  The good news is:  no need to get a pencil or open a spreadsheet to list the blogs that you've visited.  When you log in at TRR, TRR takes care of automatically directing you to blogs you haven't visited yet.

2 — Visit participating blogs.  Each blog you visit earns you 5 chances for the prizes (only if you're logged in).

3 — Answer the Q&As listed on The Romance Reviews Fall Into Romance Hop page.  Each correct answer earns you 10 chances for the prizes.

To Keep Hopping, Click on the Button below

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56 comments:

  1. Name: Amanda Arrington
    Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
    Comment: OH! A new hop! Thank you for the info, guess Im going to have to do 2 hops now! As for my favorite read of the summer... I reread the Harry Potter series...
    FaceBook: Liked
    Are you a reader or Author:Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  2. Name: Sara Strand
    Email: sarastrand9438@hotmail.com
    Comment: Great Post
    FaceBook: Liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader!
    What Country are you in: United States

    My favorite book this summer wasn't a romance persay, but it was "The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope". It has a romance running through it but it was a pretty great book. I'm catching up with Divergent now and just finished Real.

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  3. My favorite read this summer was Cloak & Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    pjmillion (at) comcast (dot) net

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  4. LINDA/HOTCHA1
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  6. Favorite summer read? The Lies of Locke Lamora by... can't think of the author. But it's amazing!

    GFC: Ashley Van Buren
    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. I have been doing lots of catching up. So far Bianca Sommerland and Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is my favorite.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
    GFC: Melissa / Mel Bourn
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter @MelCamino5
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/MelCamino5/status/378641657706471424

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  8. Thank you for the chance!

    FB=Kassandra Appel

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing Darkness Rises. My favorite book was Christine Feehan's Dark Lycan
    Facebook -yes
    shared on facebook -yes
    follow blog by email
    evamillien at gmail dot com

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  10. can't wait for the new book!
    extra entries 3: blog follower, like facebook page & shared on f/b too(da kenney)
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  11. My favorite summer read was Magic Rises. I love the Kate Daniels series.
    Follow Blog- fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Twitter Follow- @FredrickLynn
    Facebook Like- Stephanie Fredrick
    Facebook Shared- https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.fredrick.7?ref=tn_tnmn
    Tweeted- https://twitter.com/FredrickLynn/status/378721304926371840

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  12. I got into the New Adult craze this summer. The best of the bunch was the Breathe trilogy by Rebecca Donovan.
    I liked the Facebook page - Jennie Worley

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  13. My favorite summer read was Patricia Briggs' Frost Burned.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu
    Blog Follower
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  14. I really enjoyed Nalini Singh's Heart of Obsidian and Diana Quincy's Tempting Bella as well as the wonderfully funny and whimsical Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee. Thanks for the giveaway!
    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Sorry...forgot to mention, I already follow your blog (but I dont' FB or Tweet).

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  16. Name: Catrina Barton
    Email: bidelia78@yahoo.com
    Comment: Great giveaways! Thanks for the opportunities.
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Followed or Liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Author
    What Country are you in: United States

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  17. My favorite were Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon! Thanks for another awesome giveaway! :)

    +1 Blog follow (GFC)
    +1 Facebook follow (Chia Yet Peng)
    +1 Twitter follow (@CYPyeti)
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    Yet Peng
    cypsays_hi at hotmail dot com

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  18. Favorite read was ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James

    FB: Mary Preston

    Email Subscriber:

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  19. Favorite read this summer was the Sentinels of New Orleans series by Suzanne Johnson
    FB: Jean Patton
    Twitter: jeanniemp
    GFC JeanMP
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  20. Name: Amanda Arrington
    Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
    Comment: Still enjoying hopping!
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  21. Hello Dianne! I am following you on Twitter (@jjh2690), I liked your FB Page (Janice Hougland), I shared about the hop and your book on my FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/janice.hougland/posts/633577480008945), I tweeted about the hope and your book (https://twitter.com/jjh2690/status/379337421575303168), and I'm following your blog via email (jdh2690@gmail.com). Whew!

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  22. Amanda Hudson
    blackdressredhighheels@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    following you on facebook & twitter

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  23. carly Wood email....carlywood@comcast.net
    One of my fav reads this summer was AnguiSH by Lila Felix.
    shared on fb https://www.facebook.com/carly.wood.948/posts/526372267445316
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  24. Name: Cindy Colohan
    Email: sin39xt@gmail.com
    Comment: cant wait for the next book. Thank you for a chance at some great SWAG

    Follow my blog. email

    Like My Facebook Page. liked

    Follow me on Twitter. follow: Sin@Wicked_Witch_1

    Mention the hop and my giveaway on Twitter. twitted

    Share it on Facebook. shared

    regerstered at HOP

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  25. Misty Gee
    mstygee@gmail.com
    I can't wait to read this one. loved all the other ones.
    liked you on facebook
    shared on facebook

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  26. Thank you for the chance to win
    i follow gfc
    wanda f
    facebook wanda flanagan
    twitter
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  27. My favorite summer read was Heroes Live Forever by Chris Karlsen. Thanks for the giveaway!
    cjburright@live.com
    Followed you on FB and your blog.

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  28. My name is Danniell H. I LOVE your books. My favorite read has been Dark Lycan by Christine Feehan. I liked your Facebook page, and your blog, and I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page.
    mattanddanniell@yahoo.com
    Thank you and I hope I win :)

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  29. My favorite summer read is Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. WOW! Awesome book!! I just loved it! And I CANNOT wait to read the Immortal Guardians series!! I've read SO many GREAT reviews on this series. Thank you so much for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

    livvie_v@yahoo.com

    Extra entries:

    +1-Follow blog:
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    +1-Shared on Facebook:
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  30. My favorite read this summer was Crash Into Me by K.M Scott (Gabrielle Bissett). It was fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity to enter, I love your books!
    Dannielle Scheuer
    dscheuer@satx.rr.com

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  31. Name: Amanda Arrington
    Email: alarrington84@gmail.com
    Comment: Still hopping
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Liked
    Blog: Followed
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: United States

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  32. So one of my favorite reads was wicked firsts.waiting for darkness rises.
    Jackie woodland
    Missywoo58@hot mail.com

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  33. Name: Sarah Benefield
    Email: benefield621@yahoo.com
    Favorite summer read -- just one? I re-read the Immortal Guardians series (again); re-read Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians series; fell in love with Julie Kenner's Protectors series.
    Facebook: Liked and Shared
    Blog: Followed (benefield621@yahoo)

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  34. Make Kay
    Ekaf2022 AT gmail DOT com
    Fav summer read: onc eUpon a Tartan by Grace Burrowes
    I follow your blog via Feedly
    I liked you Fcebook page
    I follow you on Twitter (@MakeMeKay)
    I mentioned the hop and your giveaway on twitter
    I shared this on FB

    Whew!

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  35. This summer my favorite reads were Blood Shadows and Blood Roses by Lindsay J. Pryor.
    GFC: Kamla L.
    Facebook: Kamla L. Data
    Twitter: @Kamla_L
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Kamla_L/status/379691577322377217
    Post on FB: https://www.facebook.com/kala.data.5/posts/505894772833590

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  36. my favorite read this summer would have to be The Maker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix, very addicting...
    Sonja
    celestial_dreamer_85[at]yahoo.com
    Facebook: Liked

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  37. One of my favorites was Luck of the Dragon

    bacchgus76 at myself dot com


    +1 Follow my blog. - done

    +1 Like My Facebook Page. - done

    +1 Follow me on Twitter. - done

    +1 Mention the hop and my giveaway on Twitter. - https://twitter.com/DonnaS1/status/379808741832404992

    +1 Share it on Facebook.- https://www.facebook.com/donna.simmonds.16/posts/10151685342583412

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  38. My favorite summer read was the Forever of Ella and Micha.

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  39. My favorite this summer was The Highlander Series by Karen MArie Moning and Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost!!

    Name : Filia Oktarina
    Follow Blog : filiafantasy@gmail.com
    Twitter Follow : @FiliaTsuki
    Facebook Like : Filia Oktarina

    tweet - https://twitter.com/FiliaTsuki/status/380387314536439808
    favebook - http://www.facebook.com/filia.oktarina/posts/575448805848689

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway is it open international? My favorite summer read was Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews it was fantastic I waited a while for this book and it was worth it! I love the Kate Daniels series :)
    Follow blog.: GFC; Amiee Ryan
    Facebook Page: Amy Ryan
    on Twitter: @AmieeRyan
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/AmieeRyan/status/380436224369901568
    Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/amiee150/posts/536123946460455

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  41. My favorite is Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
    Thanks for making it international.
    FB: Alina Popescu
    tweet: https://twitter.com/megeara_erinyes/status/380489906767671296

    email:alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  42. Tianaran at gmail dot com

    Favorite summer read. Mortal instruments (caught the movie and then had to go read the entire series)

    Liked FB, sub the blog via email.

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  43. cinder was my fav - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  44. My great summer read was Dark Chocolate by Love Barkhurst. It was yummy! A great book which I highly recommend!

    I follow you on FB and Twitter.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Belinda G
    belgre at comcast dot net

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  45. This Summer my faves were Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews, Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton and Wrong Ways Down by Stacia Kane.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)
    GFC: BookAttict
    Twitter: @BookAttict
    Facebook: Elizabeth Hyatt
    Facebok Share: https://www.facebook.com/BookAttict/posts/10200705165340724
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/BookAttict/status/381438242773409792

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  46. I finally got to read Phantom Shadows this summer and I loved it so much I went back and reread the whole series. :)

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  47. My fave reads this summer were the Change of Heart series by Mary Calmes, and Dance in the Dark by Megan Derr.

    GFC: Emily
    Facebook: Emily Wells
    Twitter: @chickie434
    Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chickie434/status/381583965523427328
    Shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharingLinksAndWisdom/posts/534501333286989

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. Favorites this summer, probably "Heart Fortune"
    - Owens, & all of Amanda Arista's who I discovered in "Vampires Gone Wild".

    "Like" you on Facebook

    faerymerry@yahoo.com

    Looking forward to your new book!!

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  49. I read Luck of the Dragon this summer and loved it yvonne_simpkins@yahoo.com. Sharing on facebook www.facebook.com/yvonneclinesimpkins

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  50. actually don't have a fav yet, gotta get caught up! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  51. I loved Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    Follow facebook - Sue Sattler
    follow Twitter - @armyma32

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. My favorite summer read was The descendant by kelley grealis (new author for me actually)
    Follow Blog- eli_y83
    Twitter Follow- @eli_yanti
    Facebook Like- eli yanti

    share on fb : https://www.facebook.com/eli.yanti.75/posts/10200149221967986

    email : ei_y83@yahoo.com

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  53. Name: Asra Matchett
    Email: notonlytoys@gmail.com
    Comment: I have been reading your books since you first published them - love them all!!
    Twitter: Followed
    FaceBook: Shared and Liked
    Are you a reader or Author: Reader
    What Country are you in: Australia

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  54. Cheryl Bonner
    Cbonner4@aol.com
    I am new to your books, but I have read them all and can't wait for the next one and the next one. I have been a fan of paranormal romance for eons and I think you are one of the best out there. Keep them coming.

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  55. Follow you on twitter.
    Liked you on FB and shared.
    I'm just a reader who loves your Immortals. Can't wait for October 1!! I'm in the USA~~~Alice Danieli
    I'm not counting on winning anything because I never do, but it's fun to join in. yankeealleycat@hotmail.com

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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