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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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!"
—TXPetVet


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."
—Faith

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"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!"
—Sam

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"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

ebook
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AmazonUK — AmazonUK
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Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Audible

Paperback


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

Dianne

Friday, July 3, 2020

Favorite Quote Friday

Hello, all! I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. There has been a big surge in new COVID-19 cases here. The hospitals' ICUs are currently at 100% capacity, which is worrisome. So I've been staying home as much as possible. My plants and gardens look fantastic now that I'm remembering to water them. πŸ˜‰ I'm seeing soooo many beautiful butterflies. And I've had some really awesome writing days.

Many readers have been messaging me and emailing me, asking when the The Segonian, Aldebarian Alliance Book 2, will release. I don't have a release date yet, but I'm writing it now and plan to release it later this year. Eliana is awesome! πŸ˜ƒ I love her character and am having so much fun writing her story.


A lot of IG fans have also been asking when David will get his own story. I haven't found his love interest yet, but I'm keeping a sharp eye out for her. πŸ˜‰



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Broken Dawn is still a #1 New Release on Amazon. Woohoo!! I'm so glad readers—both fans of the IG series and newbies—are enjoying Nick and Kayla's story. I've been so thrilled by your comments and by the reviews rolling in. Here are some of the latest:



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This is another stellar book by the always marvelous Dianne Duvall! With great humour, and even greater heart, Nick and Kayla's story will engage and captivate you. With entertaining exploits, amusing interactions, unforgettable characters, and a healthy dash of danger, this is a story you'll dive right into and never want to leave."
—Cailin

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Yes!! So good!! Dianne never disappoints! I loved this book! . . . I can't wait to read the next one!!"
—Kendra Foster

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Dianne Duvall has done it again! She has written another wonderful, romantic, and intriguing book! I have been a HUGE fan of her Immortal Guardians series since day 1!"
—Kolosbaby


 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Excellent addition to the Immortal Guardian world. Nick and Kayla were great together!"
—Cindy Foreman

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Hands down my most favorite series by my most favorite author. Every book has me captured and laughing! Broken Dawn was much anticipated and worth every second...now on to the audiobook!"
—Cody Boelke

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I love any book concerning Immortal Gaurdians. This book is just adding another "branch" so we can enjoy more . . . This author is amazing. I Love her work!"
—Randy Douglass

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Another wonderful IG romantic thriller! Love Nick! He's just the sweetest!!"
—EM

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Broken Dawn isn't the only one rocking the Amazon and Audible charts. The Lasaran is still clinging to the top of Audible's Sci-fi Romance chart. If you enjoy audiobooks and haven't given it a listen, I hope you'll try it. Kirsten Potter is such a fantastic narrator. 

And wonderful reviews continue to rollin for it, too. Thank you so much!!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Tightly written, action packed, and with awesome character development, the author really outdid her previous great works with this one. Fantastic doesn't even begin to describe it! . . . Don't miss out on this exceptional series of adventures. I cannot wait for the release of the next book in this series, The Segonian."
—lisamastandrea

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Very exciting. Really bonded with the characters. Dianne is a gifted writer who made you feel like you were on the journey with the characters. You felt their joy, as well as their pain. Can't wait to read the next book in the series."
—Penelope

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Gripping. Couldn’t put it down, well written and fun to read. I loved the immortal series and gave this one a chance and wasn’t disappointed at all."

—Nikki B

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I loved it!!!!! I have read all her books and this is the beginning of another great series!! I can't wait for Eliana's story. Couldn't put it down. It's well written and if you liked the immortal series you'll love this one as well."
—Kindle Customer


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


ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonUK — AmazonUK
AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE  AmazonFR

Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Audible

Paperback

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I would share a snippet from a quiet moment in Broken Dawn. that features Nick and Kayla, the hero and heroine:
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Nick lay where she had left him, his eyes closed, brow furrowed.

Kayla eased down onto the mattress, facing him this time.

As soon as he sensed her weight, he looped an arm around her waist and drew her close. Chest to chest. Hips to hips. Mostly. He was a lot taller than she was, so they didn’t align perfectly.

Their heads rested on the same pillow.

Twining their legs together, he pressed his forehead to hers and sighed. The furrow on his brow smoothed out, leaving his handsome features tranquil once more.

Damn, she loved him.

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Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, June 19, 2020

Broken Dawn — Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday! As always, I hope you and yours are staying safe and well. Thank you for making this such a fantastic week for me. Broken Dawn released on Tuesday in ebook, audiobook, and paperback and rapidly hit the Amazon, Audible, Nook, Kobo, and Apple Books Best Seller Lists. Woohoo!!


Broken Dawn also hit International Amazon Best Seller lists, so I'd like to thank all of the international readers who picked up copies this week. ❤️

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The audiobook is doing fantastically as well. Broken Dawn hit multiple Audible Best Seller lists and is currently a #1 Audible Best Seller in Paranormal Romance. The Lasaran is still rocking the charts, too, and is a #1 Audible Best Seller in Science Fiction Romance.


This is the first time I've released two books so close together, so this is the first time I've had two #1 bestselling audiobooks at the same time. Needless to say, I'm very excited. 😊

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Audio Lovers Blog gave Broken Dawn a fantastic review. I just started listening to Broken Dawn on audio and have to say I agree—Kirsten Potter is amazing as always. 😊

You can read the Full Review HERE.


Caffeinated Reviewer gave Broken Dawn a wonderful review, too. Here's another quote from it:

"All of Duvall’s female characters have an inner strength and fight to them. Kayla is no different. Seeing her defend those stronger than her made me grin. Her daughter was a hoot too."

You can read the Full Review HERE.
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More reviews have been popping up on Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, etc.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Another HIT! I love Nick! This was another banger of a book! I loved Nick and I am so glad things worked out for him."
—ebony

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"I love this book it was so damn adorable and made me feel all warm and fuzzy xD"
—Kavash117

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Nick and Kayla's story was awesome. Zach has been my fav. but now Nick is right there. this was an a great summer read. Kirsten Potter does and excellent job as narrator."
—lynnb

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This was such a great book. Dianne really did such a great job of pulling the North Carolina crew in while keeping the Houston IGs and Network as their own story. I am so looking forward to more stories."
—Ladee Harmony
 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Loved it and going to listen to it again and again! Nick and Kayla are another great IG couple."
—EmilyM

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Not surprising. . . That I absolutely love this book!! How can I not, it's filled with so much fun, adventure, passion , loyalty, and humor."
—Shannon Garner 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Sighs...it was absolutely wonderful, loved both characters. So sweet in how she reacted when he fully told her everything, hilarious in some parts as well. Loved it."
—Vixen



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


ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonUK — AmazonUK
AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE  AmazonFR

Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Audible

Paperback

Since my Broken Dawn Blog Tour is still going strong, I thought I would do something a little different for this Favorite Quote Friday and share the two latest stops, where you can find five favorite quotes and a tantalizing excerpt of Broken Dawn.

Top 5 Favorite Quotes from Broken Dawn

Broken Dawn Excerpt

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Don't forget to visit the stops on the Broken Dawn Blog Tour and enter to win 1 of 3 Amazon Gift Cards that are up for grabs. You can find the full schedule at Author's Taproom.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Broken Dawn is Now Available!

Today is the day!
Broken Dawn is Now Available!

A #1 Amazon Bestseller
A #1 Audible Bestseller

ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonUK — AmazonUK
AmazonAU  AmazonCA  AmazonDE  AmazonFR

audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Audible

paperback

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

Nick Belanger can’t stop thinking about the single mother who lives next door. She’s smart. She’s funny. She’s so beautiful he can’t stare at her too long for fear his eyes will start to glow. But Kayla thinks he’s just an ordinary guy who works in security. Finding out he instead is a powerful immortal warrior who hunts and slays psychotic vampires for a living may not go over well, particularly since she has a daughter she doesn’t want to endanger.

Kayla Dorman can keep neither her gaze nor her thoughts from straying to the man next door. Who can blame her really? He is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome with smart, charming, and honorable thrown in. He’s also a few years younger than her and surely would not be interested in a single mom who hasn’t dated since her divorce. At least that’s what she thinks until an accident nearly takes her life and Nick risks all to save her.

The dynamics of their relationship swiftly change. The friendship they’ve developed over the years deepens into love as the two spend every minute they can together, laughing and teasing, never suspecting a threat may lurk in the shadows. But that threat soon strikes, making it clear that Nick is the target and his enemy doesn’t care if Kayla gets caught in the cross fire. Though Kayla bravely rises to the occasion and is determined to do whatever it takes to help Nick defeat his enemy, Nick is terrified of losing her. Can he identify and eliminate his new nemesis before the man takes everything from him?

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For those who are just hearing about Broken Dawn, I'll preface this by mentioning that Eliana is Nick's hunting partner.

Consciousness beckoned. Kayla fought it, wanting to remain in dreamland a little longer. A large body curled around hers, warming her back and infusing her with peace and contentment. Curling her fingers around a big hand, she hugged it to her chest . . . then stiffened. Her eyes flew open. “Oh sh**.”

Kayla rolled onto her back and looked up.

Nick smiled down at her, his hair rumpled and his handsome face coated with thicker stubble. “Morning.”

“I fell asleep?”

Amusement twinkled in his pretty brown eyes. “Yes.”

“I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be. I’ve fallen asleep on this sofa many times myself.”

Sure, because it was his sofa, upon which he had apparently slept last night. With her.

Wait. Had he even had a choice? Had she fallen asleep on him? Was that why he’d slept on the sofa with her?

Heat filled her cheeks, then deepened when she realized she was still holding his hand between her breasts. Hastily releasing him, she sat up. Her chestnut hair tumbled around her shoulders in what probably resembled a bird’s nest. She couldn’t be one of those lucky women in the movies who woke up with their hair spread across the pillow in lovely, shining waves. No, hers probably looked more like a maniacal squirrel had wrought havoc in it until it stuck out in weird angles.

As casually as she could, she combed her fingers through it in an attempt to tame it. “What time is it?”

“Nine. You’ve only been asleep for about three hours.” He sat up beside her, careful not to accidentally nudge her off the cushions. “Sorry we kept you up so late. I should’ve warned you that Eliana and I are both night owls. Hazards of the job and working nights.”

“That’s okay. Where is she?” And how pissed would she be about Kayla cuddling up with Nick? Eliana had said they were just friends, but that could’ve meant friends with benefits.

“Upstairs, sleeping in Oliver’s room.”

She paused. Why had he felt the need to clarify that, to make it clear Eliana wasn’t in his room?

He smiled and offered her a slight shrug. “You were sleeping so soundly I couldn’t bring myself to wake you.”

So he had opted to sleep beside her?

As if he could hear her thoughts, he added, “And I didn’t want you to roll over and fall off.”

Kayla eyed the large sofa and the ottoman. She suspected there had been little danger of that and thus no need for him to have lain down with her.

She arched a brow.

Nick cleared his throat. “I was tired?” he suggested hopefully.

He looked so adorably sheepish that amusement danced through her. “I guess we both were.”

His charming smile reviving, he tucked several stray strands of hair behind her ear.

Her skin tingled at the innocent touch.

Her gaze dropped to his soft lips.

What would they taste like?

What would he taste like?

She dearly wanted to find out . . .

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My Broken Dawn Blog Tour is still going strong. Here are the latest stops:


Author Q&A
Spotlight
Author Q&A
Author Post


Join the fun and enter to win an Amazon Gift Card. You can find the full schedule at Author's Taproom.


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I hope you'll enjoy Nick and Kayla's story!

Dianne