For the writers out there, don't forget that Books-n-Kisses is having a month-long event entitled Writer's Tips and Tricks in which every day an author or two offers some of their favorite writing tips. One of the things I enjoy most about writing my Immortal Guardians series is the banter in which my immortals frequently engage with each other and with their Seconds, so I chose to focus on crafting realistic dialogue in my article and used examples from Night Unbound. You can find it HERE.
I thought I would also mention that there is still time to enter to win a signed copy of Darkness Rises, Immortal Guardians Book 4, + Immortal Guardians swag over at Fresh Fiction. The contest lasts through the end of the month. You can find details HERE.
Again, I would like to thank all of you who have reviewed or rated Night Unbound. In the three and a half weeks since its release, it has amassed an amazing 97 5-star reviews on Amazon! I usually put over a year of work—writing, going over edits, copyedits, proofs, etc.— into every book. So to know that it resulted in something readers are truly enjoying is just the best feeling. Lest you think I take your reviews for granted, I thought I would share snippets from some of Night Unbound's 5-star Amazon reviews:
"Night Unbound is sexy, exciting, and emotionally gripping. It only fuels the love I have for the series as a whole. Dianne Duvall is an amazing author and this book just goes to prove why in a breathtaking show of talent!"
"Night Unbound was just brilliant. I am not sure where to start there were so many surprises and twists in the story right up until the very end."
"In a word, Night Unbound is mesmerizing. A few more words that come to my mind as I think of Zach and Lisette’s story – dramatic, vividly intense and poignant. This story has an intriguing plot, romance that is not rushed, endearing characters, (I don’t think anyone could not root for Zach) and vibrant descriptions."
"It was the perfect mix of light and dark and love and action. I truly fell in love with both Lisette and Zack."
"A cracking read, great for fantasy lovers who want a solid story with their side of sex! One to join the keepers."
"I absolutely loved this book and this series will continue to be an auto buy for me. This book rates a full 5 stars and I'd suggest everyone who likes paranormal romance read this, and every other book in this series."
"This has to be one of the best series I have ever read. And I read a LOT! This series has everything you want in a great PNR. The plot is great, the characters are lovable, the writing is superb and the sex scenes are HOT."
"i knew i was gonna love it and BAM!!!! love it. You will find in this book just about everything, danger, action, relationship, plot, characters from the others book, heat, sensuality and more."
"Usually when an author adds so many books to a series the plot line and story becomes too jumbled and just plain ridiculous, but that is far from the case with the Immortal Guardian series. After each book you are left anxious to read the next to see how the side characters futures will play out."
"I absolutely loved this book from start to finish! The whole series has been just awesome!”
“This is a must read series!!!”
A USA TODAY Bestseller
It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! For today's selection I thought I would offer you a quote from one of my favorite scenes in Night Unbound. It is spoken by Lisette, the heroine.
". . . for so many decades it seemed as though I were sleepwalking, just going through the motions. Then Zach came along and . . . woke me up. He made me feel again. And I haven’t felt anything but guilt and weariness for so long.”I enjoyed writing Lisette and Zach's story so much. :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!