Friday, August 18, 2017

Blade of Darkness News & Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday!!  I have exciting news for paperback lovers.



Blade of Darkness is now available for Pre-Order in paperback!  Woohoo!!  The audiobook CD is also available for Pre-Order.  I expect it to take longer, though, to appear on Audible.  I'll let you know when I see it go up for Pre-Order there.  :-)  Here are the latest Pre-Order links:


ebook
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR

Paperback

Audiobook


Speaking of paperbacks, look what arrived on my doorstep.


Blade of Darkness ARCs!  Hooray!!  No matter how many stories I write, that moment when I hold the first copy of my latest book in my hands will always be exciting.  :-)  I'll be putting together packages to mail to reviewers this weekend.  I hope they'll enjoy Aidan and Dana's story. 


I also received more swag.  Pillows.  Tote Bags.  Pens.  Love it!!  I'm thinking some of this will be included in my Pre-Order Giveaway Prize Pack.  :-)  



If you Pre-Order  Blade of Darkness, don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards or an Immortal Guardians Prize Pack.  Just fill out the form. :-)  


(Must be of legal age in your country to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.)


A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a month to go until Blade of Darkness releases.  I'm so excited!!  (If this is the first time you're hearing about it and you're new to my Immortal Guardians series, don't worry.  Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel.  You'll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the books in order.)  For today's selection, I've chosen a snippet that features Dana, the heroine:
Slowly, Dana walked around the long table and stared at them.  
The moment stretched.  
They sent her encouraging smiles.  
“Okay,” she announced, “I’m not gonna lie. This is freaking me out a little.”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blade of Darkness—Sneak Peek, Giveaway & More

Hi, all!  This has been a very long week. But we did get another thunder-booming downpour.  :-D  This one lasted at least a couple of hours.  Such a stress-reliever.  Having the same weather—blindingly bright sunshine and scorching heat with feels-like temps above 100ºF—can be a real drag.  :-)  Now my flowers are all blooming and everything is lush and green.  Love it!


I also received more swag.  Woohoo!!  Here's a glimpse of some of it.  I'll be giving some of these lovely coffee mugs away when I celebrate the release of Blade of Darkness. :-)

Speaking of which . . .




Thank you so much, all of you who have pre-ordered Blade of Darkness!  You've already made it an Amazon #1 Best Seller and propelled it onto several Top 100 lists, which will help more readers find it.  To show my appreciation, I've launched a Blade of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway and will give away two $50 Amazon Gift Cards and 1 Immortal Guardians Prize Pack to randomly chosen winners when the book releases.  If you've already pre-ordered, you can enter simply by filling out the form (see link below).  If you haven't pre-ordered it, you can enter the giveaway by pre-ordering Blade of Darkness before September 19th, then filling out the form:




Paperback and Audiobook Pre-Orders will also be eligible.  I'll post the links for those as soon as they become available. International entries are welcome, too, as long as you can receive gift cards from Amazon.com.  :-)


(Must be of legal age in your country to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.)




Voting has begun in the IRC (Indie Romance Convention) Awards.  Rendezvous with Yesterday is up for Best Historical Romance and Best Time Travel Romance.  Woohoo!!  Voting will continue through September 7th.  Each person is allowed to vote once per day.  If you enjoyed Robert and Bethany's story, I hope you'll drop by and cast your vote.  :-)  And there are a lot of other categories, so—if you'd like to show your support for other authors—I'm sure they would appreciate it, too.






A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  We're coming up on the one-month countdown to 
Blade of Darkness's release.  I'm so excited!!  So today's quote is another sneak peek that features Aidan and Dana, the hero and heroine:

Aidan ducked his head, burying his face in the crook of her neck. “Damn, you feel good,” he whispered, his deep voice hoarse with need. 
It only excited her more. “What do you say we forget dinner and the movie?” she whispered, her breath shortening. 
“How you tempt me,” he rumbled, tightening his hold. 
“If I tempted you as much as you tempt me,” she pronounced boldly, “we would both be naked right now.”
I'm working on character interviews for my Blade of Darkness Blog Tour and am having fun with Sheldon, as usual. :-) I hope you're having a nice weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 4, 2017

Favorite Quote Friday—Blade of Darkness

Happy Friday!  This has been another great week.  We had the most wonderful cool, rainy day here.  Temps dropped twenty degrees, low enough for me to open the windows and let a nice breeze in.  And you know how much I love gray days.  :-)  

My proofreader also finished going over Blade of Darkness.  Now it's on to formatting.  Then paperback ARCs will be printed and I can start sending them to reviewers and include them in giveaways.  Woohoo!!    


Another high point of the week:  The first boxes of Blade of Darkness swag arrived.  I'm expecting more today.  Can't wait to see it!  I'll try to post some pictures next week. :-)


A last reminder for the bloggers out there:  There's still time to sign up for my big Blade of Darkness Blog Tour and Release Day Blast.  There will be a tour-wide giveaway + character interviews, Author Q and As, a Dream Cast, excerpts, author posts, reviews, and more.  If you'd like to join the fun, you can do so HERE

Thanks so much, all of you who have already signed up!  


A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I have another sneak peek into the pages of Blade of Darkness for you.  I've been having such fun, reading back through it and picking out favorite snippets to share with you... as well as favorite scenes to share in excerpts on the blog tour.  ;-)  Today's snippet is a narrative quote that features Dana and Aidan (the heroine and hero):


Moving closer, Dana cupped Aidan’s face in both hands. His jaw was as smooth as it looked. His skin warm. His eyes tormented. 
Her pulse picked up at the contact.
Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered a copy.  I hope you'll enjoy it!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne