Friday, July 10, 2020

Favorite Quote Friday

Hello, all! Can you believe the weekend is already upon us again? It feels like I just wrote my last Friday post three days ago. 😊 The summer heat has kicked in with a vengeance here. Temps are supposed to reach or top the 100ΒΊF mark this weekend with feels-like temps ten degrees above that. And the rain has dried up. I'm really missing the dark, rainy days. They're such great mood lifters and always result in awesome writing days. BUT . . . thanks to Eliana, I'm having awesome writing days anyway. I have to say: that playful, fun-loving Immortal Guardian is thoroughly charming the Segonians in Aldebarian Alliance Book 2. πŸ˜‰ 

AND the coolest idea for another Aldebarian Alliance book came to me this week. Woohoo! I'm having as much fun with this series as I am with the other two. And for those who have been asking if there will be more books in The Gifted Ones Series, there will be. Certain characters (new and old) in my Immortal Guardians and Aldebarian Alliance series have just been clamoring a little louder to have their stories told first. But Geoffrey, Meghan, and even Josh are growing impatient. So I'm hoping to dive back into that series soon.

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Congratulations to the winners of my Broken Dawn Blog Tour Giveaway:

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Angela C.

$25 Amazon Gift Cards
Deborah C.
Stephanie Jones

And congratulations to the winners of my Street Team and Books Group Giveaways:

Janie M.
Rachael M.
Tina L.
Valerie H.

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I'm a Voracious Reader gave Broken Dawn a fantastic review. Here's another quote from it:

"Broken Dawn does a good job of standing alone even though it is the 10th book in the series. You can read it and not be lost if you haven’t read the books that came before... Seriously, if you love your paranormal romance with lots of action, humor, multi-layered characters, and hot naked time set in a well-developed world then look no further."

Wonderful reviews also continue to roll in on Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, etc. Here are a few more favorites:

"The gifted one that Nick falls for is a strong willed, smart and sassy woman. Their story is filled with intrigue, love, heartbreak, friendship, and danger. It never ceases to amaze how Ms Duvall's imagination seems to have no end. From book 1 to book 10 I've never been disappointed and anxiously await the next book."
—Tara Dorough

"This is a terrific addition to the Immortal Guardians series. It has all the humor and love of every book in the series and ties beautifully to the new spin off series. I loved The Lasaran too and can't wait for The Segonian."
—calif law prof

"A new IG, another great book. I love that Dianne Duvall chose to focus on another city since the IG are global, but still kept it in the family. If you have read her series up to this book, you won't be disappointed and will crave the next installment."
—L. Bentley

"A sweet and heart warming romance with a fun action packed end. If you are new to the series you will not be wondering who the characters are. If you are a fan of the IGs you will be excited for a new story line and new characters. It's a fun ride!"

The Lasaran is getting fantastic reviews as well. (I'm so glad readers are enjoying the new series!) Here are some snippets:

"Couldn’t put it down. I definitely recommend this book. I’ll definitely be checking out her immortal series."

"Well that was absolutely amazing! Read this prior to my night shift at work so I can imagine I am going to be absolutely shattered tonight but so worth it! Loved the characters and I loved meeting new and old family and friends!... Please do not hesitate to buy this book it’s amazing!"

"I loved this book so much. I simply consumed it. So exciting and full of surprises that I did not see coming."
—Greta Riordan

"The action is vividly written so that you can see what is happening as you read about it and the story just scoops you up and drags you along for the ride. I loved the world she created with the Immortal Guardians but this one promises to be just as good and I so cannot wait for the next book in the series."
—W. Burgess

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A #1 Amazon Best Seller
A #1 Audible Best Seller

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Narrated by Kirsten Potter


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Broken Dawn is still rocking the Amazon charts, so I thought I would share another quote from it today. Since I'm writing Eliana's book now, I chose a scene in which Nick (the hero of Broken Dawn) and Eliana (his hunting partner) are chatting after they defeat a group of psychotic vampires:

Nick turned away from them and gave Eliana a quick inspection. Quite a bit of blood adorned her, but it must be that of the vampires because she appeared unharmed.

Grimacing, she motioned to her blood-streaked face. “You see? This is why I can’t get a man. I mean, who the hell would want to come home to this every night?”

Laughing, he retrieved a clean handkerchief from his back pocket.

“Oh sure. You can laugh,” she grumbled as she took it. “You have Kayla.”

He winced. “Not yet, I don’t. There’s a goodly chance I’m going to bungle things with her. Badly.” He gestured to the vampires, who began to shrivel up and sink in on themselves as the peculiar virus that infected them devoured them from the inside out. “She doesn’t even know about this aspect of my life. And I don’t know how to tell her. What woman wouldn’t flee from a man who claims he hunts and kills vampires for a living?”

“A strong one,” she retorted, the words a little muffled as she wiped her face clean. “And Kayla is ballsy. I knew it as soon as I met her.”

He smiled. “She is. Strong women are so hot.”

Wiping her hands clean, she smiled wryly. “Some men wouldn’t agree.”

He shrugged. “Only if they’re wusses.”

Laughing, she handed him the sticky cloth. “If Kayla is as smart as she appears to be, you two are going to be great together. Stop stressing over the little things.”

He snorted. “Little things like the bizarre gift I was born with and my violent vocation?”

She made a pfft sound. “That’s nothing. Leaving the toilet seat up so she’ll fall in if she gets up to pee during the night will disturb her far more.”

Stay safe. Stay well. And have a wonderful weekend. 😊



  1. Congratulations to all winners!
    I cannot wait for the next books!

  2. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

  3. Congratulation of the continued success of Broken Dawn and The Lasaran. I loved them both!
    Great snippet to choose too, I loved Eliana's "height rant" scene. I can't wait to read the Segonians.

  4. Congratulations to the winners!!
    Waiting for the next book

  5. Congrats to all winners. Anxiously waiting for next book.

  6. Just finished The Lasaran can’t wait until The Segonian is ready.. I just love the whole IG series and revisiting all of the other characters when you mix them into your newest books .. ❤️❤️❤️