Friday, June 27, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #135

Happy Friday!  I had so much fun at the Author Takeoever yesterday!  Thank you, everyone who dropped by and chatted with me.  I enjoyed getting to know you better.  We had giveaways and sneak peeks and more.  The hour really flew by!  :-)

My new Immortal Guardians swag arrived!  Or rather, most of it arrived.  UPS only delivered eleven of the twelve boxes and marked them all as delivered, so my awesome In Still Darkness postcards are missing.  *grumble, grumble, grumble*  I'm hoping they'll eventually be delivered next week.

That's a lot of swag.  LOL.  I'm hoping it'll last me a year.  :-)  Here's what it looks like.  I gave away five swag packs at the Takeover last night.

If you missed the Author Takeover and would like a chance to win some of the lovely swag pictured above, hop on over to Kindles and Wine.  They're celebrating their 2-Year Blogiversary with a massive giveaway.  My Prize Package includes signed copies of Darkness Rises and Predatory + an Immortal Guardians swag pack.  (I'd better have my In Still Darkness postcards by the time the contest ends!)  You really don't want to miss this one, because they're giving away 17 Author-Sponsored Prize Packs (like mine), 17 Publisher-Sponsored Prize packs, and 128 Miscellany Giveaways.  That's 162 Winners!  You can find all the details HERE.  Good Luck!  

Amazon • Kindle • Barnes and Noble • Nook • iBooks • BAM!
September 2, 2014

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a little over a month to go until the July 29th release of In Still Darkness the Immortal Guardians novella that tells Richart and Jenna's story.   And there are only a little over two months to go until the September 2nd release of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, which tells Zach and Lisette's story.  So I thought I would give you a taste of both by choosing a quote from Night Unbound that features Richart and Jenna for today's selection:
"I did not need to see that," Richart said.  "I mean, I really did not need to see that.  Jenna, honey, grab one of my daggers and poke out both my eyes."
:-)  If you aren't familiar with the series, Richart and Lisette are brother and sister.  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Author Takeover

This is just a quick reminder that I'll be doing an Author Takeover over at Little Shop of Readers on Facebook tonight at 8:00pm EST.  There will be giveaways, sneak peeks, trivia, and more, so I hope you'll stop by and join the fun!  You'll find it HERE.

Have a great day!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #134

Happy Friday!  I had some really great writing days this week.  :-)  Immortal Guardians Book 6 is coming along very nicely.  I love the banter between the hero and heroine . . . who shall remain nameless for a little bit longer.  ;-)

For those of you who are on Facebook, I'll be doing an Author Takeover on the Little Shop of Readers page on Thursday night, June 26th.  This is my first ever Author Takeover.  Woohoo!!  I'm thinking there will be giveaways.  My new swag will have arrived by then.  :-)  Perhaps some sneak peeks.  And I'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have, so I hope I'll see you there!

I thought I would also mention that Tantor Audio, producers of my Immortal Guardians audiobooks, is having a sale this month.  50% off all titles and all formats with free shipping over $25.  Here's a link to my books on

Amazon • Kindle • Barnes and Noble • Nook • iBooks • BAM!
September 2, 2014

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I thought I'd give you another sneak peek of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, today.  :-)  In this scene, you'll find immortals Lisette (the telepathic heroine of Night Unbound), Bastien (villain of Darkness Dawns and hero of Phantom Shadows), and Ethan:
[Bastien] scowled.  "Are you reading my thoughts again, telepath?" 
"I didn't have to.  It was all over your face.  Besides, I stopped peeking into your head a long time ago because all you ever think about is Melanie naked and your vampire friends." 
Ethan's eyebrows flew up.  "He thinks about Melanie naked with his vampire friends?" 
Bastien popped him on the back of the head.
The thing I love most about writing a series is not having to say goodbye to my favorite characters.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Book Release and Contest News

I have cool news to share.  :-)

"Readers will appreciate the rich characterizations and
kick-butt action of Duvall's In Still Darkness, as Richart
d'Alençon, a 200-year-old Guardian, woos charming
Jenna McBride with warmth and passion."
— Publishers Weekly

The release date of my Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness, which contains a Night Unbound sneak peek, has been moved up to July 29, 2014.  Woohoo!!  It's now available for Pre-Order on KindleKobo, and iBooks.  :-)

Thank you, everyone who joined me for the Covergasm Blog Giveaway Hop!  The winner of my prize — a signed copy of Darkness Rises + Immortal Guardians swag — is . . .

Skeeter Lee!

Congratulations!!!   :-)

I hope you're having a great week!


Friday, June 13, 2014

Favorite Quote Friday #133

Happy Friday!  I had such a productive week!  I am really loving the way Immortal Guardians Book 6 is coming along.  :-)  AND I designed and ordered even more new swag.  I also have awesome news!

Look what arrived:  My ARCs of Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5!  Woohoo!!  The September 2nd release is getting closer and closer!  If you haven't Pre-Ordered your copy yet, here are the links I've accumulated thus far:  

Amazon • Kindle • Barnes and Noble • Nook • iBooks • BAM!

——— Cover Reveal ———

I have more exciting news!  In Still Darkness, the Immortal Guardians novella that tells Richart and Jenna's story and was originally published in the Predatory anthology, will be released as a solo ebook in August!  Yay!!!  Don't you just love that cover?  :-)  If this is your first time hearing of it and you're wondering where it falls in the series, In Still Darkness is Book 3.5, but can easily be read as a stand-alone novella.  Here's the blurb:

It’s not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d’Alençon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can’t seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist…
Jenna never imagined she’d end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity… 

I'll let you know as soon as it becomes available for Pre-Order.  :-)

In case you missed it, I was featured in the "BTS Goes Hollywood" section of the May/June issue of BTS Book Reviews Magazine.  You'll find my interview on pages 168-169, along with two video excerpts of Darkness Rises.  :-)

Today is also the last day you can enter to win an Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of Darkness Rises + Immortal Guardians swag, and more in the Covergasm Blog Giveaway Hop.  You can find all of the details and enter to win HERE.

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  To celebrate the cool cover and blurb reveal, I thought I would choose a quote from In Still Darkness for today's selection.
Richart could do nothing to free her until the vampire released her.  If he struck now, the vamp could break her neck. 
So he simply cleared his throat. 
The vampires all looked in his direction. 
"Where the hell did you come from?" one spouted and shifted, giving Richart a clearer view of the captive. 
The woman turned her head to meet Richart's gaze. 
And the oddest little tingle danced through his chest. 
She was pretty, with fiery red hair that fell just beneath her shoulders, pale freckled skin, and wide hazel eyes that met and held his, full of both hope and fear.
I had to go back and check something in Richart and Jenna's story earlier this week while working on Book 6 and ended up reading the whole thing again from beginning to end.  I love their story, in part because you rarely see powerful paranormal warriors try to date or carry on a normal courtship with a mortal woman.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Covergasm Blog Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Covergasm Blog Giveaway Hop!

This one is ALL about the covers. Stop by each blog to check out their favorites! There will be a giveaway at each stop plus a grand prize giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card! Happy Hopping!

For an author, one of the most exciting and nail-biting moments leading up to a book release is receiving the jpeg of the cover art from your publisher.  Will the hero be drool worthy?  Will the heroine have three arms?  (You've heard of that cover, right?)  So I thought I would share some favorites from my own series:

Immortal Guardians Book 1
RT Reviewers' Choice Award for 
Best Vampire Romance Nominee

This was my first ever book cover and I love it!  The cover model is as hot as Roland (the hero).  And the catacombs behind him remind me of Bastien's (the villain's) lair.  I believe I left this cover image open on my desktop for weeks after receiving it I was so excited.  :-)

Immortal Guardians Book 4
RT Reviewers' Choice Award for 
Best Vampire Romance Nominee

I love this cover!  The model is totally drool worthy.  He's dressed in black like Étienne (the hero).  And the purple and white background ties in perfectly with the auras Krysta (the heroine) sees.  :-)

Immortal Guardians Book 5
September 2, 2014
Now available for Pre-Order!

I love the eye-catching red in this one.  I also like that the hunky cover model is shirtless, which is the way you'll find Zach (the hero) on most nights.  And the wings give readers a hint of what they'll encounter between the pages.  ;-)

Grand Prize

My Prize
A signed copy of Darkness Rises + a Night Unbound cover flat and Immortal Guardians swag.


The Covergasm Blog Giveaway Hop runs from June 6th, 12:01am EST through June 13th, 11:59pm EST.  My giveaway is international.

Mandatory entry for my prize
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and let me know what one of your favorite book covers is.  :-)  Also mention extra entries.   

Extra entries for my prize
For extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.

+1  Follow my blog. 

+1  Like My Facebook Page.

+1  Follow me on Twitter.

+1  Mention my giveaway on Twitter.

+1  Share it on Facebook.

+1 Pin my Night Unbound cover on Pinterest.

Selecting a Winner for my prize
I will use to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by June 18th.  If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too.  The winner will have one week to contact me.

There are lots of other prizes up for grabs on the hop!