Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wicked Nights Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Wicked Nights Giveaway Hop, hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup!  

We all LOVE those naughty, steamy, oh-so-wicked reads, so we're highlighting our favorite scorching hot books, heroes, and heroines and celebrating them with lots of giveaways, including a Grand Prize Giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card!

RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance

The scorching hot hero and heroine I've chosen to highlight are Étienne and Krysta, from Darkness Rises, Book 4 in my Immortal Guardians series.  If you like powerful immortal warriors and kick-ass heroines, this couple is for you!  :-)  Once the victim of a vicious vampire attack, mortal Krysta Linz has dedicated herself to slaying every blood-sucking vampire she can find.  Immortal Étienne d'Alençon has always admired strong women, so when he sees Krysta take on four vampires with only a couple of shoto swords, he is instantly smitten.  He just has to find some way to convince her that not everyone with fangs and glowing eyes is the enemy.

Here's a wicked excerpt:

He stopped beside the bed.

Krysta lowered her legs to the floor and stood for a moment, staring up at him, her body tingling and aching for his touch.

"You can change your mind," he murmured, so damned sweet and understanding it only made her want him more.

She shook her head.  "I want this."  Again, she reached up and stroked his face.  "I want you."

For a moment, he looked so hungry for her she thought he might pounce.

Then a teasing gleam entered his luminous eyes.  "Want to see a neat trick?"

Raising her eyebrows, she smiled.  "Okay."

He blurred.  She felt a tug.

In a blink, they were both naked, clothing and weapons scattered around their feet.

He laughed.  "I've never seen you so wide-eyed."

"That is awesome!" she praised.

Grinning, he picked her up and tossed her onto the bed.

Krysta shrieked with delight as he dove after her.

"Shoes on or off?" he asked.

She laughed when she realized they both still wore their boots.  "Off."

Sitting up, he quickly doffed his own, then turned his attention to hers.

She liked this playful side of him.  Liked the feel of his large, warm hands grasping her calf as he removed first one shoe, then the other.

His gaze roved her body, splayed out before him like a banquet, scorching her and making her squirm with the need to feel all of that hard, muscled flesh against her.

And, just like that, all levity was shoved aside by lust.

He peeled a sock off, kissed her ankle, lowered her foot to one side of him.  Peeling the second sock off, he kissed that ankle and lowered her foot to the other side of him.  He smoothed his hands up her calves, up her thighs, his thumbs coming so close to the heart of her.

Damn, she wanted him.
The scene gets more wicked, of course, as it continues, but my blog isn't age restricted, so I had to end it here.  :-)


Grand Prize

My Prize
A signed copy of Darkness Rises + a Night Unbound cover flat and Immortal Guardians swag.


The Wicked Nights Giveaway Hop runs from May 14th, 12:01am EST through May 21st, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.

Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and let me know who your favorite wicked couple 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 my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share it on Facebook.

+1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest.

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 May 23rd.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.


  1. Your blog hops and giveaways are so organized. The entries are so clear and easy to entered. (I have shared your blog hop giveaway in Facebook, and tweeted about it. Liking your Facebook page and following your twitter account too.)


  2. Great hop entry! I love the prizes!

    I'm a fan of Robin McKinley's Sunshine and her vampire Constantine. On the screen, though, Spike and Dru. :)

    margobondcollins at gmail dot doc

    I've liked FB and followed on Twitter and am headed over to share on both those sites now.

  3. I am enter this hop! Thank you for chance to win :)
    Follow your blog with email and facebook : Filia Oktarina
    and Twitter : @FiliaTsuki
    Shared on facebook :https://www.facebook.com/filia.oktarina/posts/692698237457078
    Shared on twiter : https://twitter.com/FiliaLovebook/status/467715036698259456
    and pins your Prize image : http://www.pinterest.com/pin/301670875012303761/

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  4. Thank you once again Dianne for your generous giveaway!!!

  5. I haven't had a chance to read your vampire stories yet, Diane, but they look good. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely prize pack.

    +1: GFC Follower as Sophia Rose
    +1: FB as Sophia Rose
    +1: Twitters as @sophiarose1816
    +1: Tweeted post

    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  6. My favorite wicked couple is Jeaniene Frost's Cat and Bones.
    +1 Follow by e-mail
    +1 FB Like - Janie McGaugh
    +1 Shared on FB
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  7. Bella and Zsadist from the BDB series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. Sound like a hot Read that I would love to get my hands on.
    +1 I follow via e-mail sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com
    +1 follow via GFC Stacey Smith
    +1 Via Facebook Stacey A Smith
    +1 Shared on Facebook Stacey A Smith
    +1 Shared on Twitter @sasluvbooks

    1. for got favorite wicked couple Alexandra & Stefan in Wolf Tales 1 by Kate Douglas

  9. My favorite wicked couple is Bella and Zsadist from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood.
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I follow by email.

  10. My favorite wicked couple has to be Kate and Curran

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    +1 Facebook Liked- Stephanie Fredrick

    +1 Follow me on Twitter- @FredrickLynn

    +1 Tweeted- https://twitter.com/FredrickLynn/status/468974627079741440

    +1 Shared on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.fredrick.7/posts/10204132627864752

    +1 Pinned- http://www.pinterest.com/pin/438467713694011006/


  11. Thank you for this great give away! One of my most favorite couples is Roland and Sarah from Darkness Dawns, I've read it like six times! I follow you on Facebook and via email. loribethrenne@msn.com. Thank you again. I'm on pins and needles waiting for Night Unbound :)

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  13. This is a great giveaway! I have followed you and many other authors on Twitter and Pinterest.

    I cannot wait for Seth to have his own book but my favorite couple is Roland and Sarah. Their book got me hooked on your Immortal Guardians series.

    A close second is Maddox and Ashlyn from Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series.

    My email krausecv@aol.com is a great way to contact me. Thanks!

  14. My favorite wicked couple is Kate and Curran from the Kate Daniels series...such a hard call to make, though!

    +1 Follow my blog. (sarahs765)
    +1 Like My Facebook Page. (sarah.eisele.56)
    +1 Follow me on Twitter. (@SarahEisele2)
    +1 Mention my giveaway on Twitter. (done)
    +1 Share it on Facebook. (done)
    +1 Pin my Prize image or the Darkness Rises cover flat on Pinterest. (/seisele765/)

    My email address is sarahs765@gmail.com and is a great way to contact me!

    Thanks so much!

  15. I've always been fond of Bastien and Melanie (he's such a sweetheart under that facade!).

    +1 like/follow your Facebook page

    Email: wymane(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. big fan of anita blake and her harem of men
    email kellysizeland@gmail.com
    cant wait for new release xx

  17. My favorites are Roland and Sarah, hands down!

    I already followed your FB and Twitter.
    I posted about the contest on FB, and I entered in every way possible in the list. I was going to pin on Pinterest but have yet to figure that damn site out!

    Email: parks.christy(at)rocketmail.com

  18. I can't pick just one favorite couple!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  19. Thank you so much for the chance to win. My favorite couple has to be Roland and Sarah. I absolutely love your books. I can't wait Ford September for the next one. Marymagda61@aol.com

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your books! I have been reading them since your first release. :)

    My favorite couple is Acheron and Tori from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series.

    I have already been following you on facebook as Ashley Myers- Clark and I'm also signed up via email. :)


  21. I did everything but post on twitter.

    My fave couple is Silas and Jasmine Knight from the La Patron series.


  22. I did everything but Pinterest, not Twitter. :/

  23. My favorite couple is Wrath and Beth from the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series.

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/KinkyVanillaRom/status/469325906188595200

    1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KinkyVanillaRomance/posts/630687433682443

      Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/430093833136808123/

      Followed you on Twitter: @kinkyvanillarom

      Followed your blog via GFC