Friday, August 16, 2019

Favorite Quote Friday—Death of Darkness

Happy Friday!! Less than a week to go now! Death of Darkness will release in ebook, audiobook, and paperback on Tuesday, August 20th. Woohoo!! I'm so excited. Even more so since reviews have begun to roll in, and they... are... awesome!!!



Death of Darkness received a great 5-star review from eBookObsessed, where you can also join us for a fun Character Interview in which Sheldon interviews Seth.



Lady with a Quill gave Death of Darkness a fabulous 5-star review, too. Sheldon will be interviewing Zach and Lisette there on Wednesday. 



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Thank you, everyone who has pre-ordered Death of Darkness. Pre-orders are so important to authors. 😊 Don't forget, I've launched a Death of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway as another way of saying thanks. Three prizes will be awarded:

2
Prize Packs
Death of Darkness pillow
a signed paperback copy of Blade of Darkness
Death of Darkness coffee mug
an Immortal Guardians pen
13 collector cards
13 bookmarks
5 postcards

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

So if you pre-order Death of Darkness in ebook or audiobook (so sorry I can't make the paperback available for pre-order) before August 20th, just fill out the form and you will be entered to win.


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Just a reminder: Rendezvous With Yesterday, the second book in my series The Gifted Ones, is on sale for a limited time in ebook—only $1.99 (save 85%)! 

Winner of the GraveTells Readers Choice Award
for Best Historical Romance

Top Pick
"I loved this book!  It had pretty much all of my favorite things—medieval times, a kick-ass heroine, a protective hero, magic, and a dash of mayhem."
The Romance Reviews

"I'm a sucker for time travel stories . . . this one is genius with its delivery."
—Scandalicious Book Reviews

Rendezvous with Yesterday was such a fun time-traveling action-packed romance!"
—Book Munchies

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My Death of Darkness Blog Tour is well underway. Have you joined the fun yet? There are character interviews, author Q and A's, excerpts, a dream cast, favorite quotes, Top 5 lists, reviews, a playlist, and more. There is also a tour-wide giveaway with three prizes:

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

1
$25 Amazon Gift Card

1
Awesome Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones Swag Pack
(a Death of Darkness tote bag, signed paperback copies of Blade of Darkness and Awaken the Darkness, 5 postcards, 13 bookmarks, and 13 trading cards.)

You can find the full schedule on my Blog Tours page and on Author's Taproom. Here are some stops you might have missed this week:

What's on My TBR List

Death of Darkness Dream Cast

Author Q and A

A Tantalizing Teaser

Character Interview
(Sheldon interviews Seth)

Favorite Seth-Related Quotes

Excerpt

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Also, don't forget: The Night Owl Romance Cupcakes and Books online Reader Scavenger Hunt has begun. Woohoo!! The event will continue through August 22nd. And over $700 in Prizes will be awarded, with over 100 Winners!


1 — Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Winner
(USA Only)


1 — $50 Amazon Card Winner
(Open to the World)

1 — $25 Amazon Card Winner
(Open to the World)

101 — $5 Amazon Card Winners
(Open to the World)

I hope you'll find some great new books!


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Immortal Guardians Book 9
Releasing August 20, 2019
in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback

Ebook
Special Pre-Order Price—Save $1!
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Paperback
Available on Release Day

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Wow, this week went by quickly. 😄 I can't believe it's already time to give you another peek into the pages of Death of Darkness. This one features Seth and Leah, the hero and heroine, with a visit from David, Seth's second-in-command:
"I trust I’m not interrupting anything,” David said, a twinkle of amusement lighting his dark eyes. 
Seth smiled. “Correct. We were just resting. What’s up?” 
“Would you and Leah mind meeting me in the study? There’s something I’d like to discuss with you.” 
Seth opened the door wider. “Would you like to talk in here?” 
David shook his head. “The study will do.” Turning, he strode away. 
Curiosity rising, Seth closed the door. 
“Just for future reference,” Leah said as she sat up, “I know I’m not shy, but I would rather not carry on conversations with your friends and family while I’m naked in bed.” 
He winced. “Sorry about that. Force of habit. Usually when someone summons me or wishes to speak with me, time is a factor.” 
Throwing back the covers, she rose. “That sucks. Don’t you get any downtime at all?” 
As usual, his body instantly reacted to the sight of her naked curves. She was so damned beautiful. “What?” 
“Don’t you get any downtime at all?” 
How quickly did David need to speak with them? It hadn’t seemed urgent. He would’ve spoken to them here in the bedroom if that were the case. So maybe they had time to— 
Leah’s laughter disrupted his thoughts. 
Arching his eyebrows in question, Seth watched her approach. “What?” 
Smiling, she rose onto her toes and looped her arms around his neck. “You are too adorable.” 
Now Seth laughed. “I haven’t been described thusly since I was a babe in swaddling clothes.” 
Still smiling, she rubbed her nose against his and pressed a kiss to his lips. “I love to see you laugh.” 
He hugged her closer.
 Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 9, 2019

A Sneak Peek, Giveaway, Sale, & More

Happy Friday! I have lots of news to share with you.



Rendezvous With Yesterday, the second book in my series The Gifted Ones, is on sale for a limited time in ebook—only $1.99 (save 85%)! 

Winner of the GraveTells Readers Choice Award
for Best Historical Romance

Top Pick
"I loved this book!  It had pretty much all of my favorite things—medieval times, a kick-ass heroine, a protective hero, magic, and a dash of mayhem."
The Romance Reviews

"I'm a sucker for time travel stories . . . this one is genius with its delivery."
—Scandalicious Book Reviews

Rendezvous with Yesterday was such a fun time-traveling action-packed romance!"
—Book Munchies

Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.

As Lord Robert, Earl of Fosterly, attempts to identify and track down the nameless enemy who has been plaguing his lands and people with violence, the most peculiar woman stumbles into his path. Small, vulnerable, yet possessed of a bold, fiery spirit and wicked sense of humor, she persists in dubbing Robert and his men members of something called a medieval reenactment group . . . until she sees his castle and labels herself insane. It seems bounty hunter Bethany Bennett has come to him from the future, bringing with her laughter and chaos, swiftly winning the hearts of his people and inspiring within him a love he thought he would never experience again. But when Robert discovers a way for her to return to her time, will the love they share be enough to keep them together?


If you read my Immortal Guardians series,
but have never tried this one:

Seth and Marcus both appear in Rendezvous With Yesterday  Marcus (hero of Night Reigns, Immortal Guardians Book 2) is the mortal squire of the hero in this one. I loved seeing him as a teenager. ;-)

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Look what came in the mail: some Death of Darkness posters. Sooooo pretty. Of course, I had to launch a giveaway. I intended to choose a winner on Thursday, but Facebook did something weird with the links. So I fixed them and extended the giveaway one more day. That means you still have time to enter to win.




I'll choose a winner tonight (Friday). You can enter HERE.


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The Night Owl Romance Cupcakes & Books online Reader Scavenger Hunt has begun. Woohoo!! The event begins on August 8th and will continue through August 22nd. Over $700 in Prizes will be awarded with over 100 Winners!


1 — Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Winner
(USA Only)


1 — $50 Amazon Card Winner
(Open to the World)

1 — $25 Amazon Card Winner
(Open to the World)

101 — $5 Amazon Card Winners
(Open to the World)

I hope you will drop by, join the fun, and find some great new books.




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If you Pre-Order Death of Darkness in ebook or audiobook (so sorry I can't make the paperback available for pre-order), don't forget to enter the Death of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway I've launched. Three prizes will be awarded:

2
Prize Packs
Death of Darkness pillow
a signed paperback copy of Blade of Darkness
Death of Darkness coffee mug
an Immortal Guardians pen
13 collector cards
13 bookmarks
5 postcards

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

So if you pre-order Death of Darkness before August 20th, just fill out the form and you will be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected (I use random.org) and notified via email by August 25, 2019.


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My Death of Darkness Blog Tour has begun! Join me for fun character interviews (conducted by Sheldon from my Immortal Guardians series), author Q & As, excerpts, a dream cast, favorite quotes, Top 5 lists, reviews, a playlist, and more. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway with three prizes:

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

1
$25 Amazon Gift Card

1
Awesome Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones Swag Pack
(a Death of Darkness tote bag, signed paperback copies of Blade of Darkness and Awaken the Darkness, 5 postcards, 13 bookmarks, and 13 trading cards.)

You can find the full schedule on my Blog Tours page and on Author's Taproom. Here are some stops you might have missed:

Excerpt

Top 5 Favorite Quotes from Death of Darkness

5 Things You May Not Know About Me

Top 5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Book Couples

Excerpt

Author Q & A

Death of Darkness Playlist

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Immortal Guardians Book 9
Releasing August 20, 2019
in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback

Ebook
Special Pre-Order Price—Save $1!
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Audio CD • Audible
Paperback
Available on Release Day


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Only a week and a half to go until Seth's book releases! I'm so excited!! Some of the reviewers I sent ARCs to have begun to share snippets of their reviews with me... and they are awesome!! I'll share some with you soon. Until then, I thought I would offer you another sneak peek into the pages of Death of Darkness that will give you a glimpse of Seth and Leah:
He took so much upon himself to try to spare others. When she would’ve loosened her hold to look up at him, Seth tightened his arms around her. 
“Let me hold you a little longer,” he whispered. 
Nodding, she relaxed against him. 
Several minutes passed while they just held each other. 
“You make everything better, Leah,” he murmured. 
Warmth burrowed through her chest, straight to her heart. “You do, too.”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 2, 2019

Happy Friday! I have great news to share:


Death of Darkness is now available for pre-order on Audible! Woohoo!!


I announced it on Facebook a couple of days ago, and you've already made it a #1 New Release in Paranormal Romance! You rock!!!!!


Kirsten Potter is such a fantastic narrator. I can't wait to listen to this when it releases. 😊

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If you Pre-Order Death of Darkness in ebook or audiobook (so sorry I can't make the paperback available for pre-order), don't forget to enter the Death of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway I've launched. Three prizes will be awarded:

2
Prize Packs
Death of Darkness pillow
a signed paperback copy of Blade of Darkness
Death of Darkness coffee mug
an Immortal Guardians pen
13 collector cards
13 bookmarks
5 postcards

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

Did I mention I love the pillows? There's one on my sofa right now. 😄 Pre-Orders are so important to authors. So if you pre-order Death of Darkness before August 20th, just fill out the form and you will be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected (I use random.org) and notified via email by August 25, 2019.



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The #ImmortalGuardiansReadAlong in my Books Group is now on Shadows Strike (Book 6). We're having a lot of fun with it. So if you'd like to join us, you can find the group HERE

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Immortal Guardians Book 9
Releasing August 20, 2019
in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback

Ebook
Special Pre-Order Price—$5.99
(Reg. $6.99—Save $1!)
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Audio CD • Audible
Paperback
Available on Release Day

Delve into New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) Immortal Guardians series. 

Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes. 

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Only two and a half weeks to go until the big release! I'm so excited!! Today I thought I would offer you a sneak peek into the pages of Death of Darkness that will give you a glimpse of some of the other members of my Immortal Guardians family:
When Ami rose and approached Seth, Lisette moved to stand behind her. Both appeared to have something on their minds. 
Seth arched a brow. “What’s up?” 
Ami caught and held his gaze. “You need a break.” 
Lisette nodded. “And we’re here to ensure you take one.” 
Seth frowned. “No, I don’t. I’m fine.” 
“Bullshit,” Zach commented. “You’re exhausted.” 
Marcus scowled at the elder. “Damn it, Zach, watch your language.” 
Ami sighed. “Marcus, honey…” 
“What?” He winced. “Oh. Right. Sorry, sweetling. Don’t say damn it, Adira.” 
“Okay, Daddy,” Adira promised with a sweet smile. 
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne









Friday, July 26, 2019

Favorite Quote Friday—Death of Darkness

Happy Friday! It's been another eventful week. 😊



I mailed the first ten ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) of Death of Darkness out to reviewers. I'll be getting more packages together this weekend, including swag packs for giveaway winners that will include some of my new Death of Darkness swag.


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I also have exciting news to share: Les ombres fantômes (Les gardiens immortels t. 3)—the French translation of Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians Book 3)—is now available for purchase in Kindle format. The paperback will release in September and is now available for pre-order. 😊



La Dre Melanie Lipton connaît bien le surnaturel. Elle connaît les immortels mieux qu’ils ne se connaissent eux-mêmes, jusqu’au niveau de leurs petits gènes rebelles. Alors, même si un immortel séduisant et sauvage semble suspect aux yeux de ses collègues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigue Melanie. Son passé est en dents de scie, ses cicatrices sont saisissantes et ses idées sont provocantes. Mais ce ne sont pas ses idées qui amènent Melanie à combattre des poussées de désir…


Bastien est habitué d’être le méchant. En fait, il ne peut se rappeler la dernière fois qu’il a eu un allié fiable. Mais Melanie est différente — et sous son extérieur calme et professionnel, il sent une passion qui dépasse tout ce qu’il a connu au cours de ses siècles d’expérience. Céder à la tentation est hors de question — il ne peut la mettre en danger. Mais elle ne lui demande pas la permission…



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Now for a bit of bad news: A lot of readers have been asking when the Death of Darkness paperback will become available for pre-order. Well, the POD (print on demand) publisher I've been using since I went indie has changed hands (in a manner of speaking) and now no longer allows pre-orders. So you won't be able to purchase the paperback until release day—August 20th. I admit I'm disappointed and hope they will change this policy before my next release. If they don't, I may explore other options. So sorry for the inconvenience. 

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The #ImmortalGuardiansReadAlong in my Books Group is on Night Unbound (Book 5). We're having a lot of fun with it. So if you'd like to join the fun, you can find the group HERE

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 💝💖💝 THANK YOU! 💝💖💝


Thank you, everyone who has pre-ordered Death of Darkness! Pre-Orders are so important to authors. Don't forget to enter the Death of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway I've launched to show my appreciation. Three prizes will be awarded:

2
Prize Packs
Death of Darkness pillow
a signed paperback copy of Blade of Darkness
Death of Darkness coffee mug
an Immortal Guardians pen
13 collector cards
13 bookmarks
5 postcards

1
$50 Amazon Gift Card

I like the pillows so much I ordered an extra one for myself. I kept a coffee mug, too. Love-love-love them! 😄 So if you pre-order Death of Darkness in ebook or audiobook (so sorry I can't make the paperback available for pre-order) before August 20th, just fill out the form and you will be entered to win. Winners will be randomly selected (I use random.org) and notified via email by August 25, 2019.


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Immortal Guardians Book 9
Releasing August 20, 2019
in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback

Ebook
Special Pre-Order Price—$5.99
(Reg. $6.99—Save $1!)
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
Amazon UK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE • AmazonFR
Audiobook
Audio CDAudible Link Coming Soon
Paperback
Available on Release Day

Delve into New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) Immortal Guardians series. 

Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes. 

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I will offer you another sneak peek into the pages of Death of Darkness that will give you a glimpse of Seth and Leah, the hero and heroine. In this scene, Seth  has just arrived at Leah's shop after hours:
He strolled through the store to the back room.
Leah sat at a desk, staring at a computer screen that displayed a spreadsheet of some sort. “Give me two minutes,” she mumbled, her tone distracted, “then I’ll be done.”
Seth leaned against the wall and crossed his arms. She wore glasses tonight. He had never seen her do so before and wondered if she needed them for reading and close-up work the way many humans did once they reached their forties. The frames were black, reminding him of those that had been popular in the sixties. Her long hair was pulled back in a slightly disheveled bun. The jeans and blazer she’d apparently changed into before going back to work hugged her beautiful figure.
She had, as Sheldon would say, a real sexy-librarian thing going on that heated Seth’s blood. The longer he watched her, the more he wanted to touch her, to peel that blazer off, loosen her hair, and—
“Finally,” she announced with a sigh. Closing the file, she removed her glasses and spun the chair around to face him. When she looked at him, her eyebrows flew up. “Hi.”
“Hello.”
She studied him for a moment. “Something on your mind?”
Aside from a deep desire to strip her naked?
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I can't wait for you to read their story! 😉
Have a wonderful weekend.

Dianne