Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paranormal Romance Howloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paranormal Romance Howloween Blog Hop, hosted by Romance Blog Hops!  We're celebrating Halloween with giveaways galore!  So settle back, check out some awesome paranormal reads, and enter to win lots of treats!  Vampires.  Immortals.  Shifters.  Demons.  Gargoyles.  Aliens.  Ghosts.  You just don't know who or what you'll encounter on the next stop.  

This stop is all about dark and dangerous Immortal Guardians.  If you like powerful males who are drawn to strong women, danger mixed with humor, action interspersed with steamy romance, then Night Unbound is for you!


USA TODAY Bestseller
with 130 5-star reviews on Amazon
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"Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex,
fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty."
—RT Book Reviews

"Fans of paranormal romance who haven't discovered
this series yet are really missing out on something
extraordinary."
—Long and Short 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? 

Excerpt

“Don’t do it,” she counseled herself softly as a compulsion grew within her. 

Yet again, the words didn’t stop her.

Sighing, she looked up and searched the rooftops around her, waiting to see if a dark, winged figure would separate itself from the shadows.

It didn’t.

“You knew he wouldn’t be there,” she muttered with disgust, and bent to retrieve the bowie knives.

“Who wouldn’t?” a deep voice queried softly.

Gasping, she straightened and spun around.  “You.”

Just as she had imagined a thousand times, a tall figure emerged from the darkness and slowly approached her.  Damned near seven feet tall, he towered over her five-foot six-inch form.  Dark leather pants.  No shirt.  Just a leanly muscled form bereft of hair except for the raven tresses that adorned his head and fell beneath his shoulders. 

Behind him spread beautiful wings that would span twelve or fourteen feet when fully extended.  Nearly translucent, the feathers that graced them were the same tan as his skin at the wings’ base and darkened to black at their tips.  Her fingers curled as she remembered touching them.  Just once.  So soft.  Like the hair on a newborn baby’s head.

“Zach,” she breathed.  The last time she had seen him he had saved her life.

Stopping several feet away, he closed his eyes for a moment.  “You remember my name.”

“Of course I do,” she said, heart racing.  “It’s only been four months.”

His eyes opened, so dark a brown they were nearly black.  “Is that how long it’s been?  Four months?”

She nodded.

“Who were you looking for?” he asked.

“You,” she admitted, though she knew she shouldn’t.  

A month ago, when curiosity and no recent sightings had driven her to ask about this intriguing, yet formidable immortal, Seth had not reacted well.  Face dark with rage, he had instructed her to forget Zach and to stay away from him. 

Zach tilted his head to one side.  “Why?”

“I . . . ” Can’t stop thinking about you.  “I wanted to apologize.”

“For what?”  

Was that moisture forming on his forehead?  Even immortals her age could regulate their body’s temperature without thinking about it.  Though the night was unusually warm, his body should be cool.

“For what?” he asked again.

She swallowed hard, wishing now she had thought of another answer.  This man possessed almost as much power as Seth.  Pissing him off probably wasn’t a very good idea.

He glanced to the side, as though he heard something she couldn’t.  “I don’t have much time,” he murmured, and returned his attention to her.

“I wanted to apologize because . . . I think I said something that made Seth angry at you.”

His eyes flashed golden.  “What?”

Thunder rumbled overhead, drawing her wary gaze.  “After we fought Donald’s mercenaries that last time, I asked Seth why he didn’t just do what you did when you came to my rescue and kill all of our enemies with a thought instead of letting us risk our existence in battle with them.”  She shook her head.  “The question seemed to anger him.”  An understatement.  “But that anger seemed to be directed at . . . you.”  

A shadow formed on Zach’s chest.

No.  Not a shadow.  A large bruise.  Another darkened the area around one eye.

“I thought . . . ”  

A long gash, like that cut by a whip, streaked across his chest, parting the bruise.  

What the hell?

Her gaze darted all around them, seeking but finding no assailant.  “I thought,” she stuttered, “that might be why I haven’t seen you around.”  More gashes opened on his flesh as he stared at her, his handsome face expressionless.  “I thought Seth might have told you to stay away.”  An ugly abrasion formed on his temple.  Blood trailed down to the edge of his strong jaw and drip, drip, dripped onto his broad shoulder.  She took a step forward.  “Zach, what’s happening to you?”

In what seemed like seconds, bleeding lash marks striped his arms, shoulders, chest, and abdomen.  His jaw clenched as, beneath her horrified gaze, bones in his wings began to break.

Swearing, she raced to his side, swords raised to combat . . . whoever the hell was doing this to him.

Feathers fluttered to the ground at his feet as he staggered.  Those still attached to his wings began to glisten with crimson liquid as wound after wound appeared.

“Who’s doing this?” she shouted, panic threatening.  Who could move so fast that even she couldn’t see them?

“I can’t stay,” he whispered, blood painting his teeth and staining his lips.

“Who’s doing this to you?” she repeated urgently.  “How can I help you?”

He shook his head.  “You can’t.  I can’t believe you would even want to, knowing . . . ”

“Knowing what?”

He grunted as another bone snapped.

“Zach!”

His eyes rolled back as his knees bent.

Lisette dropped her swords and thrust her arms out to catch him as he sank toward the ground.

A warm breeze washed over her as he vanished inches before they touched.

Shaken, she stared down at her empty arms.  “Zach?”

Turning in a circle, she waited for whatever unseen force had attacked him to turn its attention on her and begin inflicting wounds.

It didn’t.


“Zach!”


Grand Prize Giveaway


My Giveaway



An autographed copy of Night Unbound plus an Immortal Guardians swag pack (2 postcards, 6 bookmarks, and 6 trading cards)


Details


The Paranormal Romance Howloween Blog Hop runs from October 30, 2014 through November 1, 2014, 11:59pm Eastern.  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 some of your favorite paranormal romance beings are.  Vampires, shifters, ghosts, etc.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries
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 my giveaway on Facebook.

Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and, if the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will notify her/him on November 3rd.  The winner will have one week to contact me.


30 comments:

  1. Thank you a lot for joining this hop and offering us such a prize.
    My favourites are shifters in general ( with a littel preference for werewolves)

    +1 blog follower ( bloglovin)

    thank you a lot

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. My favorite was, is, and always will be Vampires!!

    Thank you!
    lsfrank@sbcglobal.net

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  3. My all time favourites are vampires and currently gargoyles and demons as well.

    +1 blog follower (e-mail)

    Thanks a lot :)

    bookgatherer(at)gmx(dot)de

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  4. I love shifters , already liked your facebook page ginakeitz@aol.com

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  5. As I come across them, I find I can love a hero of almost any species! My favorites, though, are vampires and shifters.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu
    +1 follow by e-mail
    +1 like on FB

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  6. My favorite paranormal romance creatures are vampires, dragons, and phoenix

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  7. I like them all really, but specially, demons, vampires and shifters. Thank you for the giveaway!

    I follow you on twitter @kiwi_chick_2882

    my email is amanda(dot)j(dot)brown(at)live(dot)com

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  8. My favourite paranormal romance beings are your Immortals and vampires!
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  9. Vampires are my favorite.
    I liked on FB: Natasha Donohoo
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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I love the vampires that are trying to become good. Remember 'Forever Knight'? Loved that show. I still watch the reruns if I can find them. Already on your mailing list. Tweeter, I still haven't figured it out.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  11. I love vampires the most. I like and follow you on facebook. My email is dianeknipe74@gmail.com

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  12. Favorite has to be vampires. Sexy beasts.
    Liked & followed on FB.
    Jkgrzelak@gmail.com

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  13. i enjoy shifters (such a nice variety) as well as witches, psychic (& such), love your guys of course

    gamistress66 (at)AOL(DO t) com

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    Facebook (da kenney)
    shared on f/b

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  14. Witches, vampires, shifters and dragons have always been my favorites. They all have their sexy qualities and are intriguing to read about.

    +1 Follow blog.

    +1 Liked Facebook Page.

    +1 Follow on Twitter- @FredrickLynn

    +1 Shared on Twitter- https://twitter.com/FredrickLynn/status/528030863884185601

    +1 Shared on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.fredrick.7/posts/10205425205978397


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  15. vampires

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  16. I love anything as long as the Hero is Alpha and got lots of *rawr* =)
    Following everywhere, twitter, FB, email, and shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/fr.larsson/posts/799299603459887?pnref=story and Twitter https://twitter.com/fr_larsson/status/528128043227693056
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
    //Linda

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  17. Anxiously awaiting the next book.
    Joyce Cook
    Mamawj99@yahoo.com

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  18. I love them all, but ghosts & witches are great favorites.

    +1 Follow blog.

    +1 Like Facebook Page.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  19. I enjoy all kinds, vampire's, shifters of any kind and immortals. Ty for the awesome giveaway
    Mamawj99@yahoo.com

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  20. I love paranormals of all kinds, but of late, I'm really loving the shifters (particularly lions and bears, and the ever-wonderful wolves). Thanks for the giveaway!
    Email: sarahs765@gmail.com
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    +1 Follow my blog.
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    +1 Share my giveaway on Twitter.
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  21. I love Vampires and shifters of any kind, also fae and witches. I guess I prettymuch like anything paranormal. *) Thanks for the chance!
    +1 Shared gw on FB,
    +1 Already like FB page.
    badapplelarry(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  22. my favs are vamps ghosts demons - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  23. my faves are Werewolves , Shifters, Vampires,Ghost.
    1. I follow via e-mail sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com
    +1 shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/sasluvbooks/posts/10201886037272710?pnref=story
    +1 I like you on facebook Stacey A Smith
    +1 I tweeted https://twitter.com/sasluvbooks/status/528379188563042306
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  24. Thank you so much for the chance! I love all paranormal creatures! Vampires are great because fangs are sexy ;)
    Already liked on FB
    Shared on FB
    My email is
    bleedingdarksoul77@gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for this chance! I like shapeshifters, vampires, and am now starting to like witches. My email is elishalapointe@hotmail.ca

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  26. Shifters are my favorites!
    gemiinii90@yahoo.nl

    +1 Following blog
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    +1 Shared on FB (Betul Erikci)

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  27. I like shifters, vampires, and angels!! Thanks for giveaway :)

    - Follow with GFC : Filia Oktarina
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    - Share on Twitter.
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    1. I forget my email : filiafantasy@gmail.com

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  28. I've always been a fan of ghost stories!

    - liked your FB page: Catherine M Chant

    cchant86 @ yahoo.com

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  29. Vampires are my favorite paranormal creatures. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I follow by email.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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