Friday, January 22, 2021

The Segonian Release Week News & Reviews

Happy Friday! What an absolutely fabulous release week this has been! If you haven't heard the news yet: The Segonian — the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series — released on Tuesday in ebook, audiobook, and paperback. Woohoo!! And it has really been burning up the lists. Thank you so much! 

You've made it an Amazon #1 bestseller
in multiple categories
(both here in the U.S. and abroad).

You've made it a Barnes and Noble Bestseller.
You've made it an Audible #1 Bestseller.
And you've made it an Apple Books and Kobo bestseller.

You all are awesome!! 

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Reviews have already begun to roll in. And WOW are they good. I'm so glad you're enjoying the story! I admit I've been particularly thrilled by those of you who said you normally don't like sci-fi or alien romances but really enjoyed this one. Here are just a few of the fantastic reviews I've seen for The Segonian:

Paranormal Kiss gave it a glowing review.


Caffeinated Reviewer gave it a fantastic review, too
Here's another quote from it:

"The Segonian by Dianne Duvall was one of my most anticipated audiobooks of 2021, and it delivered! Prepare for wicked banter, geeky discoveries, danger, and a sizzling romance as only Duvall can deliver."

And NerdyNovelReviews gave the audiobook a wonderful review. 

Here's another quote from it:

"Dianne Duvall has done it once again keeping me on the edge of my seat! .... Kirsten Potter yet again brings the author's characters to life by narrating in such a fashion that encapsulates the listener and makes them feel like they are right there in the thick of the storyline with these characters. Her tone is able to go from female to male easily, many different accents such as English, British, Egyptian, and more, and brings out the emotion the author is hoping to convey to her readers."

What Readers are Saying

Thank you, everyone who has taken the time to post a review. I'm always thrilled to see I've made a fellow reader happy. Here are just a few of those that have appeared on Amazon, Goodreads, etc.:

"High octane adventure from start to finish awaits you in this book! With an abundance of imagination and evocative imagery, this story absolutely pulls you in and keeps you engaged."

"One of the best written stories I've ever read and I read almost a hundred books a year. And the romance is breath taking."
—Judith Lee Woodworth

"What an adventure! ... Eliana had such a perfect personality. She made me laugh throughout this book and I wanted to be her friend and hang with her. I am definitely looking forward to the next book."

"I absolutely love this amazing story. It has everything you could want in a space adventure. It has action, danger, humor, aliens, great secondary character and a great couple that makes this story so good that I couldn’t put it down."

"Awesome! It was so funny & sweet, I LOVED it. Immediately reread after I finished it."

"One night ... is all it took for me to read this. Loved it, funny, entertaining and fast paced!"

"As usual, Dianne Duvall makes her dialogue fun, and her characters unique... I love Eliana's personality. The males are hot and funny. This one's a keeper!"

"Unputdownable. This goes straight to my favorites. I still have a stupid smile on my face whenever I think about it. Eliana and Dagon are amazing both in skills and character."

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And, of course, if this is your first time hearing about The Segonian, here's the cover and blurb:

A #1 Amazon Bestseller
A #1 Audible Bestseller

Kindle • Kobo• Nook • iBooks
AmazonUK • AmazonAU • AmazonCA
• AmazonFR


New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the second stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action, humor, and happily-ever-afters.

Eliana's life has never been what one might term ordinary. At least, it hasn't been for a very long time. As a powerful Immortal Guardian, she spends her nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires that most of humanity doesn't even realize exist. Then an opportunity arises that instantly makes her extraordinary existence seem downright boring. The leader of the Immortal Guardians asks her to guard a group of mortals who are embarking upon a voyage across the galaxy to the planet Lasara. How could she possibly say no?

In no time at all, Eliana is hurtling through space on board a Lasaran battleship and getting to know not one but two alien races. It's the most exciting adventure of her long life... until the ship is unexpectedly attacked. Amid the chaos and destruction that follow, she valiantly helps everyone she can before an explosion renders her unconscious. When Eliana awakens, she finds herself alone, floating in space, clad only in a spacesuit, with no ship in sight. Alone--that is--except for the warm, deep voice that carries over the comm in her helmet.

Commander Dagon and the crew of the Segonian battleship Ranasura respond to a distress call from their Lasaran allies and join a massive Alliance-wide search-and-rescue mission. He quickly achieves communication with a lone Earthling female and races toward her. Every time they speak, his fascination with her grows and he becomes more desperate to reach her before her oxygen supply runs out. Her strength, bravery, and humor entice him, even more so when she defies all odds and they meet in person.

As he and Eliana embark upon a quest to find her missing friends, a bond swiftly grows between them that deepens with every laugh and smile and tender touch they share. But they are not the only ones searching for Earthling survivors. When Eliana herself becomes the hunted and their enemies begin to close in, can the two of them fight their way to victory?

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The Segonian Blog Tour is still going strong! There have been so many fun stops, including a second Character Interview conducted by Sheldon, a character who routinely provides comic relief in my Immortal Guardians series. You can find the full schedule with links that are updated daily at:

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I would share another snippet that features Eliana and Dagon:

Curiosity bombarded him. “How did you know he wasn’t alone?”




“Maarev. How did you know he wasn’t alone in the training room?”


She winked up at him. “I’ll tell you after I spar with some of your men. I love it when opponents underestimate me.”


He smiled. “I imagine many underestimate you. Despite the confidence with which you comport yourself, you appear very fragile.”


“But I kick a lot of ass,” she boasted with a grin.


He laughed. “I’m sure you do.” And he looked forward to watching her do it.


Thank you again for making this such an amazing Release Week. If you haven't read or listened to  yet, I hope you will enjoy Eliana and Dagon's story!

Take care and happy reading!



  1. So excited to start it! I'm almost done with my current book and THE SEGONIAN is next!

  2. Just finished The Segonian! I LOVED IT! I cannot wait for the next book! I am so excited to see what happens next! ��

  3. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  4. You are going places in the world of writing Dianne! Congratulations on these wonderful accomplishments!

  5. Absolutely LOVED this book and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Congratulations!🎈

  6. ❤🌼❤🌼❤🌼❤🌼❤

  7. FANTASTIC book! Cannot wait for the next! :)

  8. I loved it! There needs to be more supernatural/paranormal humans meets aliens books. Looking forward to more stories in this series.