Friday, January 29, 2021

Favorite Quote Friday—Segonian News, Reviews, & a Giveaway

Happy Friday! What a fantastic week this has been! I have so much news to share with you.


Thank you so much for landing The Segonian on the USA Today Bestseller List! Woohoo!!


Barnes & Noble Press chose The Segonian as one of their Top Five Favorite Indie Ebooks! So exciting!


Nook readers made The Segonian one of Barnes & Noble Press's Top 10 Bestsellers!

Kobo readers, you made it a Kobo Bestseller

Apple Books lovers, you made it an Apple Books Bestseller!

It even hit #1 on International Lists!

While launching a new series is always exciting, it can also be nerve-wracking while I wait to see what you think of it. But you've made the release of both Aldebarian Alliance books so much fun. Thank you so much! You rock!!

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I have great news for historical romance lovers. A HUGE Giveaway is underway. Join the fun and enter to win 30+ historical romance novels—including A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones Book 1)—and a New eReader! A $400 value! You can ENTER HERE.


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More reviews have been rolling in for The Segonian. And I could not be more pleased. I'm so glad you're enjoying Eliana and Dagon's story! I love that so many readers who admit they don't usually like sci-fi or alien romances are enjoying it, too. Here are just a few of the fantastic reviews I've seen for The Segonian:

I'm a Voracious Reader gave it a fantastic review.


Here's another quote from it:

"I truly feel as if I sound like a broken record when I say how much I love Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian world. And now she has added the Aldebarian Alliance series to it. All I can say is, Hot damn! Talk about mashing genres! Paranormal, romance, and sci-fi, Oh MY! Add humor, action, and some steamy nomminess and you get a dish that is more delicious than anything you could possibly ask for or want."
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And Jeri's Book Attic gave it a wonderful review, too. 


Here's another quote from it:

"[Dianne Duvall] can literally write about anything. She created the World around the Immortal Guardians, then the two historical romances about the Gifted Ones. FANTASTIC! I really love historical romances, so these two were perfect in every way. And now the SiFi-Romances. I never imagined that I would read a story that takes place on a spaceship. Only Dianne Duvall can do that. And what a story that was..."

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What Readers are Saying

Thank you, everyone who has taken the time to post one. I know I've said this before, but I love seeing that I've made a fellow reader happy. Here are a few more that have appeared on Amazon, Goodreads, etc.:

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"While I had my doubts about reading sci-fi romance, Dianne's books read more like a movie script. Packed full of emotion and feeling then ending in adventure and action. This book keeps you captivated from start to end. Well worth the read and highly recommend!"
—TXPetVet

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I don't USUALLY like sci-fi, space travel/exploration, aliens and weird stuff like that.... BUT!!! THIS I LIKE... BIG TIME๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š... Eliana is funny and grounded, kick ass and soft hearted. I fell in love with her and DAGON's crew."
—Sara Carumba Kaddoura

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"This is the most amazing new series I've read in a long time... Thank you Dianne Duvall for giving us a wonderfully amazing and hilarious at times bright spot during an uncertain time in the world. This book has made me laugh out loud, snicker and wake my husband from a dead sleep in the middle of the night because I couldn't stop myself from reading it. Bravo."
—Tara Dorough

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"WOW!!! I found myself crying and laughing throughout the book. Filled with action, humor, and love... A must read! Absolutely love Eliana and Dagon."
—Kimberly

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"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."
—Ellen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This is one of my keepers, fast action, hilariously funny, and heart warming. Thanks, Dianne"
—Carolyn

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A USA TODAY Bestseller
A #1 Amazon & Audible Bestseller

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• AmazonFR

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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. I'll preface it by mentioning that Adaos is the Chief Medical Officer on the Segonian battleship Ranasura:
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“I told Adaos he could study me and I would share everything I know about the virus and my species with him if he would share something with me,” Eliana admitted.


Dagon crossed his arms over his chest. “And what might that be?”

 

Pink crept up her neck and filled her cheeks as she shuffled her feet, looking sheepish as srul, and muttered something he couldn’t hear.

 

“What?”

 

Emitting a growl of her own, she spoke louder. “Information on Segonian courtship rituals and the societal do's and don'ts that surround them." She peeked up at him through long dark lashes as though trying to gauge his reaction.

 

Everything within him went still. “Segonian courtship rituals?” he repeated softly. “Why would you wish to know more about that?”

 

She sighed. “Because I couldn’t find anything about it in your informational databases, and I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.” Reaching up, she rested her small hands on his stubbled cheeks, then rose onto her toes and drew him down for a kiss.

 

His heart stuttered to a halt, then began to slam against his ribs. The first gentle brush of her lips hit him like an electrical current. His breath caught. Hers did, too. She drew back a fraction to stare up at him with wide eyes that acquired an amber glow.

 

Then Dagon slid his arms around her and locked her against him. Dipping his head, he claimed her lips with greater urgency, letting her feel the heat that had been flaying him inside ever since she had walked onto his bridge, fully recovered from her wounds, and drawn him into a hug. 
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I'm so incredibly thrilled that my voyage into space is making so many readers and audiobooklovers laugh and cheer for these two. They were such a fun couple to write. 


If you haven't read or listened to it yet, I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's story!


Take care and happy reading!


Dianne

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.

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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."
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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."
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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."
—Athena

"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."
—April

"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."
—Ellen

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

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

"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!"
—CYarg


"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."
—Bluerose

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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

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

audiobook
Audible
paperback
Amazon

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

 

“Who?”

 

“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.

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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!


Dianne

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Segonian Releases Today!


A #1 Amazon Bestseller
A #1 Audible Bestseller

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

audiobook
Audible
paperback
Amazon

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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To celebrate the big release, I thought I'd share another peek into the pages of The Segonian that features Eliana and Dagon:



“I meant what I said in there. I won’t let him hurt you or the others.”

 

Eliana said it with such endearing earnestness that he wanted to draw her into a hug.

 

Instead, he arched a brow. “Because you care about us?”

 

A flush crept into her cheeks as she smiled. “Yes, I care about you. How could I not? You’re all so damn appealing.” She glanced at the closed door, then sent him a wink as she whispered, “But you’re my favorite.”

 

Leaning down until his lips nearly touched her ear, he whispered back, “You’re my favorite, too.” He pressed his lips to the soft skin of her neck. “And I plan to prove it again tonight.” When he straightened, she stared up at him with brown eyes that acquired an amber glow. His pulse leaped when she slid her tongue across her lower lip as though she could already taste his kiss.

 

He shook his head. “So damn appealing.”

 

“Awwww.” Smiling, she patted his chest. “You used an Earth curse word to describe me. That’s so sweet.”

 

He laughed. “Appealing and odd,” he qualified.


She wrinkled her nose. "Yeah. I was hoping it would take you longer to figure that last part out."


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The Segonian Blog Tour is still going strong! There have been such fun stops, including a Character Interview5 Reasons to Love Eliana, and 5 Reasons to Love Dagon . This week there will be another Character Interview conducted by Sheldon, a dreamy Dreamcast, a Playlist, and more. You can find the full schedule with links that are updated daily at:


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Thank you again for sharing in my excitement for this release! I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's story!

Happy Reading!

Dianne

Friday, January 15, 2021

Favorite Quote Friday—The Segonian

Happy Friday! The countdown has begun! The Segonian — the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series — will release in four days. Woohoo!! I can't wait!! And we're already celebrating. ๐Ÿ˜‰


The Segonian Blog Tour has begun and is off to a wonderful start! Here are some of the fun stops we've made thus far:

Excerpt

5 Fun Facts About The Segonian
Character Interview
(Conducted by Sheldon from my Immortal Guardians series)
Top 5 Reasons to Love Eliana
Spotlight 
Top 5 Reasons to Love Dagon
Excerpt

You can find the full schedule with links that are updated daily at

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The Segonian received its first review... and what a fantastic review it is! EBookObsessed gave it 5 stars. You can read the full review HERE.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
#1 Amazon Bestseller

#1 Audible Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Kobo• Nook• iBooks
AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
Audible
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

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

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Reaching across the table, he clasped Eliana's free hand.

She gave it a grateful squeeze. "Not much of a dinner companion, am I? I've barely said a thing all evening."

He smoothed his thumb across her soft skin. "Quiet doesn't trouble me when I'm with you, milessia."

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I really love these two together. Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian and fueled my excitement for the release. I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's story!

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, January 8, 2021

Favorite Quote Friday—The Segonian

Happy Friday! There are only 11 more wake-ups until the release of The Segonian, the 2nd stand-alone novel in my new Aldebarian Alliance series! Woohoo!! I'm so excited! And many of you who enjoyed The Lasaran are fueling that excitement with your comments and posts and countdowns. I can't wait for you to read and/or listen to it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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A #1 Audible Bestseller

Speaking of listening, have you heard the news? The Segonian is Now Available for Pre-Order on Audible! Yes! And fans of the new Aldebarian Alliance series have also already made it a #1 Audible Bestseller. Thank you so much! You rock! And so does Kirsten Potter, who narrates it. I can't wait to listen. If you haven't already pre-ordered it, you can do so HERE.

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My The Segonian Blog Tour starts next week. It's going to be so much fun! For those who enjoy the character interviews, there will be 2 conducted by Sheldon. (He's such a hoot!) There will also be a dreamy dream cast (the independent filmmaker in me always loves these), excerpts, Author Q&As, a playlist, and more. If you're a Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, or Facebook Influencer, this is your last chance to sign up and join the fun.

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In case you missed it, I finally launched a newsletter. Woohoo!! Thank you, everyone who has subscribed. Though my eager anticipation of the new release has tried to cajole me into flooding your inboxes with sneak peeks, I have restrained myself thus far to sending one newsletter per month. LOL. 

For those who haven't subscribed yet: What might you find in my newsletter? The latest book news, sneak peeks, giveaways, sale alerts, giveaway alerts, and more, all delivered right to your inbox.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
#1 Amazon Bestseller

#1 Audible Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Kobo• Nook• iBooks
AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
Audible
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I'd share a quiet moment that takes place between Eliana and Dagon fairly early in the book:

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Dagon left his office and made his way down to the infirmary.

 

Adaos looked up when he entered.

 

Eliana lay curled on her side, covered by a sheet. Though dark wavy tresses hid much of her face, she appeared to be sleeping deeply.

 

“She still rests,” Adaos murmured.

 

“Her injuries?”

 

“All damage to her skeletal system has healed completely. Some of the damage to her musculature and skin has as well. The damage to her organs is still repairing.”

 

“Did you give her a silna to accelerate her healing?” Even with the serum, it would take Segonian warriors longer to recuperate from such wounds.

 

Adaos shook his head. “A silna wasn’t necessary. Her ability to repair and regenerate rivals that of the Sectas with their nanodocs.”

 

“Amazing.” Dagon crouched next to the bed. Reaching out, he gently drew the hair back from Eliana’s face and tucked it behind her ear. “She’s too thin,” he whispered, noting the prominent cheekbones. Though the burns had healed, some of the cuts and bruising remained. “Did you provide her with sustenance before she fell asleep?”

 

“Yes. I also fed her fluids and nutrition intravenously.”

 

“She doesn’t like needles.”

 

“She slept through it.”

 

Eliana’s eyelashes fluttered. Her lids rose, revealing deep brown eyes bereft of the amber glow. She studied him a moment, then offered him a sleepy smile. One small hand burrowed out from under the covers and stretched toward him. Soft fingers came to rest on his cheek and stroked the stubble there. “Dagon.”

 

Warmth unfurled in his chest at the tender touch. His pulse picked up its pace. “Eliana.”

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Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian! I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's adventure. 

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne