Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Reads Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Reads Blog Hop!  Summer is in full swing!  Come in out of the heat and check out our favorite Summer Reads!  Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all!  Plus there's a Grand Prize giveaway happening too!

Summer has always been my favorite time to read.  Schedules slow down a bit . . . unless the kids are home from school.  :-)  Many try to find some rest and relaxation time.  Families flock to the beach or the lake.  Or, if you're like me, you curl up with a good book inside to escape the sweltering heat and humidity.  :-)  So, today I thought I would present you with two books, both of which I think are great summer reads that are exciting enough to take your mind off of the heat and provide you with a nice escape.

July 29th — $1.99

"Readers will appreciate the rich characterizations and 
the kick-butt action of Duvall's In Still Darkness, as 
Richart d'Alençon . . . woos charming Jenna McBride 
with warmth and passion."
—Publishers Weekly
It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alençon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can't seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist... 
Jenna never imagined she'd end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity... 

The first is In Still Darkness, my Immortal Guardians novella.  It was previously published to great reviews in the Predatory anthology and will be released as a solo ebook on July 29th.  If you're looking for a quick read that has lots of romance, humor, and action, then I hope you'll give this one a try.  In in, Richart d'Alençon—a 230-year-old immortal— attempts to do something none of his fellow immortal warriors have attempted in decades (if not centuries):  He tries to date a mortal, namely single mother Jenna McBride.   You can read an excerpt HERE.

September 2nd

4.5 stars
"In this latest exceptional chapter . . . the war the Guardians 
are fighting continues to get more complicated as unknown 
 forces are changing the battle lines.  Book after book, Duvall 
brings her readers complex, fascinating tales of romance, 
danger and loyalty."
—RT Book Reviews
For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust? 
The second is Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, which will be released in paperback, ebook, and audiobook on September 2nd.  Like In Still Darkness, this one boasts a lot of romance, action, and humor and is a real page-turner.  It also has already been named one of Smexy Books' Best Romances of 2014 (so far)!  Perfect for getting lost in at the beach or while escaping the heat.  :-)  You can read an excerpt HERE.

My Giveaway
Night Unbound ARC + Immortal Guardians swag
(6 bookmarks, 6 trading cards, two postcards).

Grand Prize Giveaway

1st Prize — $100 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize — $30 Amazon Gift Card


The Summer Reads Blog Hop runs from July 17th, 12:01am EST through July 23rd, 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 what one of your favorite book covers 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  Share my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share it on Facebook.

+1 Pin my giveaway pic on Pinterest.

Selecting a Winner for my prize
I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by July 25th.  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.

There are lots of other prizes up for grabs on the hop!


  1. Love this!! Can´t wait for my chance to read more from you!
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    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Thursday!

  2. +1 Follow my blog:

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    Love this giveaway!!!!!!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! I have all your books and love them! :)

    I follow your blog and on Facebook as Ashley Myers- Clark.

  4. you certainly have had some yummy covers ;) which is only fair since the books are so good too :)

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  5. I love the new book cover--but the Darkness Dawns cover ROCKS.

  6. Don't have a fav cover

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  7. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I love all of your covers, as for another author, well I like the cover of Scorched by Mari Mancusi as well. LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com
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  8. Email:
    Favourite cover: In Still Darkness

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  9. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

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  10. I love the cover on In Still Darkness. Mmmm :P
    Extra entries - already a fan on FB
    I believe im already subscribed to your newsletter/ blog.

  11. You didn't say the cover had to be one of your, so I'll say Magic Strikes because the cover gives some clues to the story.

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  12. My email is
    Thank you Love still darkness ! It's my favorite .
    Shared in Facebook and I follow your blog / newsletter

  13. DARKNESS RISES is a favorite, but I love them all.

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  15. In Still Darkness has a great cover.
    GFC - Sherry S.
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  16. Shadowfever in hardcover.

    From above Night Unbound

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  17. Hi thank you for this Awesome Giveaway. My email address is I love all of your covers but Night Unbound is my Favorite. I am doing all of the extras! Thank you.

  18. One of my favorite covers is Dark Guardian (Christine Feehan).
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  19. I think the cover I liked most was Night Reigns. I think the catalyst that has me obsessed with your books and this specific series is your writing style. I never am taking out of the scene and I always read from cover to cover in one sitting. There are not very many authors that can suck you in like that.

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  20. I admit it. I’m a cover slut. I really like the Darkness Rises cover.
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    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
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    1. Forgot to say like your facebook page as Renee Bennett :)

  21. Thanks for giveaway. Deb P

  22. Jeaniene Frost's Once Burned is one of my favorite book covers.
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  23. Night Unbound sounds like an exciting summer read. Darkness Dawns is my favorite cover. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I follow by email.

  24. Of your covers, I like In Still Darkness best. I like this cover model; he is quite photogenic.
    First, before I forget, I shared your giveaway on Twitter:
    I also follow your blog by email and
    I already liked your FB page,
    I follow you via Twitter.

  25. One of my favorite covers is Miranda Neville's The Duke of Dark Desires. Book not released yet but it so dark and lovely at the same time.

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    I can provide links if needed. Thanks =D

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  26. I follow by facebook as robyn donnelly. I follow by email: I follow by networked blog as robyn donnelly. I follow by google plus as robyn donnelly.

  27. I love the cover for In Still Darkness. It is my new favorite.
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  28. I love the covers from Kristen Painter's House of Comarre series.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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