Friday, August 23, 2019

Death of Darkness News & Excerpt

Happy Friday!! What a fantastic release week this has been! I know it isn't over yet, but I couldn't wait to thank you. Thank you so much!! Death of Darkness has been burning up the Audible, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books bestseller lists. If you're just hearing about the release, here are the details:

Immortal Guardians Book 9
#1 Audible Paranormal Romance Bestseller
#1 Audible Supernatural Thrillers
#1 Amazon Vampire Thriller
#1 Amazon Vampire Suspense

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Narrated by Kirsten Potter


"This book was soooo good, I had to immediately read it again!"

"Impossible to put down!"
— Flora's Musings

"A superbly riveting read in an addictive and absolutely extraordinary world."
—Buffy's Ramblings

"Man, oh, man. Dianne Duvall outdid herself with this one."
—I'm a Voracious Reader

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.

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Can I just say I am stunned by how many of you finished the book the day it released? This is a big book. LOL. I thought I was going to have to wait a few days to hear what you thought. Yet so many fans of the series have told me not only that they've finished it, but that they've already read it twice, or that they read the book and now are listening to the audiobook. (I just started listening to the audiobook myself.) I'm always nervous when I release a new book. But this one... Seth's book has been the most requested book in both series. I knew expectations were very high. So I have been really biting my nails, awaiting your responses. And WOW!!! I am so thrilled and amazed and ecstatically happy!!! πŸ˜€ As of the time I'm writing this, Death of Darkness has accrued 79 reviews on Amazon and an astounding 99% of them are 5 stars!! Thank you so much!!! And not just for getting me to stop biting my nails. LOL. I've wanted to give the immensely powerful Immortal Guardians' leader his own book for so long. I hope you know how much it means to me that you're enjoying Seth and Leah's story. πŸ₯°πŸ’• 

I hope you'll bear with me while I share some of the reviews readers have left on Amazon. I wish I could share them all... so I'll probably share more next week. πŸ˜‰

“If I could give this book 10 Stars I would.”
—Edwina “I Love Books”

OMG! Dianne Duvall has outdone herself this time. Mind completely blown. COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN!”

“Bravo! I stayed up all night reading this and loved it.”

“Prepare yourself to be on the edge of your seat!”

“Mind Blown… an amazing ride.”
—K. Smith

This story brings vast new meaning to ‘un-put-downable’ and ‘unforgettable’.”


Wow… just wow!”
—Shannon Garner

“Absolutely amazing!!!”

I couldn’t put the book down once I started.”
— Angel

AMAZING, AWESOME, OUTSTANDING, I can't say enough good things about DEATH OF DARKNESS.”

“What a ride!”
—Cynthia Y.

Strong characters, male and female both. And comic relief. Truly, she is a stellar author.”
—Karen L Kelly

“I loved it! The series is the best and each book gets better and better”
—Judith Jensen

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A lot of Immortal Guardians fans have been asking for a discussion thread on Facebook in which you can talk about the book without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read it or listened to it yet. You can find one in my Dianne Duvall Books Group. I was stunned when I popped in and saw how many comments there were. You all are awesome!! As soon as I get some sleep, I plan to dive in and join the fun. 😊

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My Death of Darkness Blog Tour continues! There's still time to join the fun and enter to win very cool prizes. Here are some of the latest stops in case you missed them:

Top 5 Reasons You'll Love Seth

Character Interview
(Sheldon interviews Zach and Lisette)



My Top 5 All-Time Favorite Reads

You can find the full schedule, updated daily, HERE.

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Thank you, everyone who pre-order Death of Darkness! There were more entries in this Pre-Order Giveaway than ever! I used to choose three winners and will announce their names once they respond to my emails. I'm so excited! I love sending out goodies! 😊

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For those who haven't read or listened to Death of Darkness yet, here is a tantalizing excerpt that I hope will tempt you into picking up a copy:

An hour later, Leah munched another chip as she watched a couple on-screen race madly away from men with guns who were intent on killing them. She and Seth sat shoulder to shoulder on the sofa, both slumped down until they were practically lying on their backs. Seth had pulled the matching ottoman up against the sofa, so it really did feel as if they were lying in bed together, watching a movie.

She slid him a covert glance.

He had donned black cargo pants and a black T-shirt after his shower but had left his big feet bare. He had also left his hair loose. It now spilled over the back of the sofa in a glossy curtain, the thick wavy tresses still drying.

He chuckled at something the male protagonist said.

Leah smiled. She loved seeing him laugh. She didn’t think he did so as often as he should.

Every once in a while, she noticed his gaze would slide to her legs. Her feet were propped on the ottoman close to his. The robe she had borrowed had parted just above her knees and fallen back, leaving most of her legs bare. And that pale flesh repeatedly drew Seth’s attention.

She held the bag of chips out to him.

Smiling, unaware that the faint golden light of desire illuminated his eyes, he poked his hand in and drew out a couple of chips.

She smiled back, then returned her attention to the screen.

The protagonists had at last made it to safety. They checked each other over for wounds, something both had miraculously escaped incurring in true Hollywood fashion. Then they fell into each other’s arms, finally giving in to the lust that had sparked between them ever since their first contentious meeting.

Leah sighed as she watched them peel each other’s clothes off with eager hands. It made her want to do the same with Seth. Her body even began to respond as her imagination kicked in. “I miss sex.” The words were out of her mouth before she could question the wisdom of speaking them.

“I do, too,” Seth confessed.

She glanced over at him and found his eyes glued to the screen.

More so since I met you.

Her eyes widened when his voice sounded in her head. “Really?”

“Yes.” The actors on-screen fell naked onto the bed and began to simulate sex, their moans and groans and cries of passion filling the room. “It’s natural to miss it,” he said matter-of-factly. “Nothing to feel guilty about.”

“No. I mean, you really miss it more since you met me?”

He froze. A look of dismay crossed his features as he cut her a glance. “I said that out loud?”

“No. I heard it in my head.”


She grinned. “I heard that, too.”


She laughed. “Stop cursing.”

He grimaced. “Forgive me. It’s just… I seem to be inadvertently letting my guard down more and more around you.”

“I like it when you let your guard down around me.” Her words appeared to do little to alleviate his concern though. “Is that so unusual? Don’t you let your guard down around your brethren?”

He shook his head. “I have always spoken freely with David. Ami too, sometimes. But I’ve never broadcast my thoughts to either of them without meaning to. I haven’t done that since—” He broke off, seeming disinclined to continue.

“Since your wife?” she asked gently.

He nodded.

That was telling.

He watched her uncertainly.

Did he worry she would freak out over his mentioning the wife he’d lost?

He hadn’t freaked out when she had mentioned the husband she’d lost.

“Whatever thoughts you send my way I won’t betray,” she promised.

Thank you.

She grinned when his baritone voice once more filled in her head. “That is so cool. You aren’t reading my thoughts, are you?”



His lips curled up in a slow smile. “Why? What would I find if I did? What are you thinking?”

She swallowed. Did she dare tell him? “This may sound weird, but hearing your voice in my head totally turns me on.” Her pulse raced. Parts of her tingled. “And I’m sort of fixating on the fact that you’ve been missing sex more since you met me. Because I’ve been missing sex a lot more since I met you.”

The golden light in his eyes grew brighter as a low rumbling sound filled her head. Seeming almost to vibrate through her, it set her body aflame.

“Oh sh*,” she whispered. “That’s so hot.”

“What is?” he murmured.

“You just made this sort of low, growly sound in my head.” And it had affected her as much as stroking all of her erogenous zones at once would have.

“I didn’t mean to.”

“That just makes it even hotter.”

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Thank you again for your wonderful comments online, your messages, and the absolutely fabulous reviews you've posted. Again, I'm so very glad you're enjoying Seth's book. You're the best!!

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. I finished Seth's book All I can Mind Blown. Just an awesome book

  2. I finished this book twice so love these books I cannot wait for the next installment good to see Seth finally has his own love again so excited can't wait for next book 2 come out keep up the good work girl fantastic fantastic fantastic

  3. I loved the new book. I can't wait until you put the next one out. Towards the end, I was on the edge of my seat. I'm in suspense.

  4. I know it takes time to create another book but, I want it now. I love the immortal guardian series. You bring the characters to life and give them so much, well, character. **Spoiler alert if you've not read the book don't read any further*** I almost cried when Seth was decapitated, I was like no way, how can this be?? I was devastated. That was definitely a plot twist I did not see coming. Also, I really want to know more about Cliff, I have come to love his character as much as the immortals have. I am more interested in him than Amy's brother. Thank you for creating a world full of magic, hope, good and evil. It is a great escape and I couldn't be happier with Seth's book.