Tuesday, October 11, 2022

New Release—THE AKSELI

 I have exciting news!

THE AKSELI is Now Available
in ebook, audiobook, paperback, & hardback!

A #1 Amazon & Audible Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Nook • iBooks • Kobo
Amazon AU • AmazonCA • Amazon DE
Amazon FR • Amazon UK • Amazon IT
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Audible
paperback
Amazon
hardback
Amazon


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

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she'd hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors' world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

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Excerpt

She laughed as they left the lounge and headed toward the area sporting the crew’s sleeping quarters.
 
Janwar’s heartbeat increased when Simone took his hand in hers and squeezed it.
 
“This has been such an amazing day,” she said, “that I admit I’m sad to see it end.”
 
He was, too. “You must be tired, though, after the big battle.”
 
She tilted her head first one way, then the other, considering it. “Maybe a little.”
 
Their steps slowed as they turned onto the corridor their respective rooms were on.
 
“Do you know what my favorite part was?” she asked.
 
“Of the day or the battle?”
 
“The day.”
 
“The battle,” he answered with a grin.
 
“Nope. Guess again.”
 
Hmm. “The stroll in the park?”
 
“Nope, but that was a close second. Guess again.”
 
He’d thought for sure it would be one of those two. “Visiting a bar full of aliens on an alien planet?”
 
“Nope. But damn, I had a big day today, didn’t I?”
 
He laughed as they halted outside her door. “Very big. What was your favorite part?”
 
She stepped closer, tilting her head back to smile up at him. “The good-luck kiss you gave me.”
 
Surprise swept through him, followed closely by desire as he recalled the feel and taste of her. “What?”
 
“I’m not used to being the aggressor,” she confessed softly. “There aren’t many female Immortal Guardians on Earth. And breaking up with someone you know you’ll run into over and over again for hundreds or thousands of years afterward can be awkward, so we females tend to be very careful not to do anything that would invite amorous attention.” She inched closer. “I haven’t… dated in a very long time, Janwar. I’m out of practice, behind the times, and honestly don’t know what the hell I’m doing.”
 
She was setting him on fire. That’s what she was doing.
 
His heart began to batter his ribs. “What do you know?”
 
Amber light flared to life in her alluring brown eyes. “That I want another kiss.”
 
Srul, yes. Dipping his head, he pressed his lips to hers. Not with the desperation he’d felt the first time he’d kissed her, but with the same wonder he’d seen on her face in the park.
 
Simone—the remarkable woman he already cherished as a friend and whose company he constantly craved—wanted him.
 
Him.
 
Her lips were soft and warm beneath his, the kiss they shared gentle and full of affection.
 
He drew back just enough to break the tantalizing contact and stared down at her.
 
“Magnificent,” she whispered.
 
He chuckled, amused by the description he’d applied to himself earlier to make her laugh.
 
“I am so drawn to you,” she said with a smile.
 
What those words did to him.

Read a longer excerpt on my website.

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Review

The first reviews have begun to roll in, and I could not be happier.


Caffeinated Reviewer gave THE AKSELI a fabulous 5-star review. Here's another snippet:

"Simone is a take-no-prisoners kind of gal with a bright, sunny personality... The first meet between her and Janwar let me know I was in for a treat. The chemistry, humor, and admiration were so genuine."

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Blog Tour & Giveaway


The Akseli Blog Tour has begun! We're celebrating the big release with excerpts, favorite quotes, a playlist, 5 reasons to love Simone and Janwar, fun facts about THE AKSELI, and more. It also includes a...

TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY

2 - $25 Amazon.com Gift Cards

2 - Aldebarian Alliance Swag Packs

Here are the stops we've made thus far:

Join the fun and enter for a chance to win! You can find the Full Schedule—which is updated daily—on My Website.

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Thank you, everyone who pre-ordered THE AKSELI and everyone who is purchasing it. You've already catapulted it up the charts to #1 internationally. I had so much fun writing this. I hope you'll enjoy Simone and Janwar's story!

Have a wonderful week!

Dianne

Friday, September 16, 2022

THE AKSELI Audiobook and Other Fun News!

Hello, all! As always, I hope this finds you safe and well. A lot has happened in the month since my last post. A long spate of cloudy, thunder-boomy days finally brought an end to our excruciatingly hot, record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures. (And you know how much I love to write when it's stormy outside.) I dove into my next manuscript. And I have exciting Akseli news! 

Now Available for Pre-Order
on Audible!

THE AKSELI is Now available for Pre-Order in audiobook format! Woohoo!! Kirsten Potter is a fantastic narrator (and fun to work with). So if you've never listened to an audiobook but have been thinking about giving them a try, you might want to dive in with this one. πŸ˜‰


Releasing October 11, 2022
in ebook, audiobook, paperback, and hardback
A #1 Amazon & Audible Bestseller

audiobook
Audible • Amazon • Audiobooks.com
ebook
KindleNookiBooksKobo
Amazon AUAmazonCAAmazon DE
Amazon FRAmazon UKAmazon IT
paperback
— Available on Release Day —
hardback
— Available on Release Day —

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

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she'd hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors' world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

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Thank you, everyone who has pre-ordered the ebook. Thanks to you, THE AKSELI catapulted up the charts and hit #1 in multiple categories on Amazon. You rock!! ❤️

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The Akseli Release Tour


THE AKSELI will release in ebook, audiobook, paperback, and hardback on October 11, 2022. We'll be celebrating with another fun Release Tour and Release Day Blitz that will include:

Excerpts
Exclusive Author Guest Posts
Teasers
Author Q&As

+

A Tour-Wide Giveaway
2—Amazon Gift Cards
2–Aldebarian Alliance Swag Packs


and
Participation Incentive
Book influencers who participate in the tour will have the chance to be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 Amazon eGift Card.

JOIN THE TOUR TODAY!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Crystal at crystal@dianneduvall.com

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Sneak Peek

Here's another sneak peek into the pages of Simone and Janwar's story.

Janwar glanced at Simone.
 
A wide smile lit her features as she peered over the chunks of ice that hid them and studied the frigid surface below.
 
He shook his head as affection welled up within him, dampening some of his concern. “You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?”
 
“Absolutely,” she answered, her voice full of enthusiasm. “I have now visited an alien planet and an alien moon. I’ve become an honest-to-goodness space explorer.”
 
He loved this sweet, innocent side of her. If she weren’t wearing a helmet, he would smooth a hand over her hair and lean in for a kiss. “What are you thinking?” he asked, curious to know what thoughts tumbled through her sharp mind as she studied the landscape.
 
“Right now? Part of me is imagining you naked inside that armor.”
 
Surprised, he laughed. Perhaps innocent wasn’t the right word.

Read a Longer Sneak Peek

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I hope those of you who pre-order THE AKSELI will enjoy Simone and Janwar's story!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 12, 2022

Now Available for Pre-Order!

Hello, all! It's been quite a long time since I last posted. I hope this finds you all safe and well and that you've been having a nice summer. I have VERY exciting news to share with you today.

Now Available for Pre-Order!

Releasing October 11, 2022
in ebook, audiobook, paperback, and hardback
A #1 Amazon Bestseller

ebook
KindleNookiBooksKobo
Amazon AUAmazonCAAmazon DE
Amazon FRAmazon UKAmazon IT
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
— Link Coming Soon —
paperback
— Available on Release Day —
hardback
— Available on Release Day —

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

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she'd hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors' world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?

Praise for the Aldebarian Alliance Books

"An Epic Adventure!"
—EnjoyMeSomeBooks

"Intense, addictive, and brilliant... I want more!"
—Caffeinated Reviewer

"Full of adventures, sizzling passion, romance and yes, kick-ass fighting."
—Book Dragon

"A fascinating world with danger, romance, humour and wonderful discoveries."
—Totally Addicted to Reading

"Gripping... This could be a movie!"
—Obsessive Reading Disorder

"Fast paced, with action, adventure and romance."
—Seeing Spots

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Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek into the pages of Simone and Janwar's story.


As she allowed Janwar to pull her along after him, Simone murmured, “They seemed a bit in awe of you.”
 
“Some who are either too young to know better or have rebellious spirits are unwise enough to admire me,” he stated absently, his head swiveling from side to side, his gaze missing nothing. “But most loathe me. They think I'm an amoral pirate who would do anything or kill anyone for a credit. Or they hate me for being a more successful amoral pirate who would do anything or kill anyone for a credit than they are. Still others hate me for being too drekking hard to capture or kill because they would love to claim the large bounty the Akseli government has placed on my head.”
 
“How large a bounty?” she asked.
 
He spouted a number.
 
Simone blinked. “That’s a damn big bounty.” Big enough to lure both the greedy and the desperate.
 
He grunted.
 
“Have you ever considered that perhaps they simply hate you because you’re so drekking handsome?”
 
Halting so suddenly that she nearly bumped into him, he turned to face her. “You think I’m handsome?”
 
She rolled her eyes. “Everyone thinks you’re handsome, Janwar.” She jerked a thumb over her shoulder, where she knew Soval hovered. “Soval told me that’s the only reason he agreed to join your crew. I even caught him checking out your ass when you weren’t looking.”
 
A choking sound accompanied a faint breeze that ruffled the hair atop her head.
 
Swiveling around, she craned her neck to peer up at the brawny warrior.
 
Soval looked about as appalled at the notion of checking out Janwar’s ass as he would if she’d offered him a plate of monkey dung for dinner.
 
Simone couldn’t help it. She burst into laughter. “Relax. I’m only teasing.” She gave his barrel chest an affectionate pat before turning back to Janwar. “He didn’t check out your ass.” She winked, then whispered. “I did.”
 
The corners of Janwar’s lips twitched. “And?”
 
She grinned. “Your ass is very nice.”
 
Laughing, he resumed leading her through the throng.

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I hope those of you who pre-order The Akseli will enjoy Simone and Janwar's story! It was so much fun to write.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, March 4, 2022

 Hi, all! Happy Friday! I hope this finds you well. I had to drop offline for a bit, but I'm back now and have a lot of fun news to share with you.


Audiobook lovers, have you heard? Audible is having a HUGE sale!
All titles are up to 85% off for Audible Premium Plus members. BUT the sale ends tonight (March 4th) at 11:59 P.M. PT (US), so time is running out! ALL OF MY AUDIOBOOKS are on sale! Woohoo!! Kirsten Potter narrates all but two of them and has netted multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for Exceptional Audio, so I hope you'll give them a listen. πŸ™‚


SCI-FI ROMANCE
The Lasaran—$3.15
The Segonian—$3.15
The Purveli—$10.50

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
A Sorceress of His Own—$4.20
Rendezvous with Yesterday—$4.20

PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Darkness Dawns—$8.12
Night Reigns—$4.20
Phantom Shadows—$4.20
In Still Darkness—$3.15
Darkness Rises—$4.20
Night Unbound—$4.20
Phantom Embrace—$7.00
Shadow Strike—$4.20
Blade of Darkness—$4.72
Awaken the Darkness—$3.15
Death of Darkness—$3.15
Broken Dawn—$3.15
Cliff's Descent—$3.15
An Immortal Guardians Companion—$8.74


I've bought soooooo many audiobook this week. LOL. I hope you'll find some good ones, too!

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Thank you for making THE PURVELI a USA TODAY Bestseller!!

You all rock!! I've been so thrilled by your responses to Ava and Jak'ri's story. I really love those two together. THE PURVELI was chosen as a Barnes&Noble Press Top 5 Favorite Indie eBook! Thank you, Nook readers! πŸ™‚

Here's what reviewers are saying:

⭐️ BOOK OF THE MONTH ⭐️
"I had an absolute blast reading this book... I totally, completely and enthusiastically recommend this novel for sci-fi romance readers who like action, a hero and heroine who survive impossible odds and a story that sucks a person in because the writing is just that good."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This would make an AWESOME movie!... The author spins such a creative universe with characters that are rich and bold and full of love. I can't wait to read more."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Another incredible adventure in this sci-fi romance series!... Sci-fi is not my usual reading genre. However, I love Dianne's writing style, the language she uses and the way she paces her plots. I was drawn into this story and remained hooked throughout."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Dianne Duvall's characters are always likable. I appreciate a good dose of humor in stories, and her characters are laugh-out-loud hillarious. The women are stong-willed and tough, and the men never make them feel abnormal for it...I have previously thought myself uninterested in the sci-fi fantasy romance world, but the Aldebarian Alliance books have quickly won me over to that side."

Thank you so much, everyone who has taken time to post a review. I love seeing that I've made readers and audiobook lovers happy as much as I love writing. ❤️ 

I'm currently working on Aldebarian Alliance Book 4 and am having soooo much fun with it. πŸ™‚

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A lot of readers and audiobook lovers have mentioned how much they would love to see my books on the big screen. I used to work in the local independent film community, so having my books made into movies or a series is a 
HUGE dream of mine. Unfortunately, one thing I've learned from working with very talented, award-winning indie filmmakers who are still trying to get their toes in the door is that it is exceedingly difficult to break into Hollywood if you don't already have connections or know someone with connections. The agents I've spoken with are more interested in shopping my indie books to traditional publishers than to Hollywood. So I'm trying more unorthodox approaches, one of which is pitching π—§π—›π—˜ π—¦π—˜π—šπ—’π—‘π—œπ—”π—‘ to HULU on their forums. Anything that gets 100 votes is supposed to automatically go to their content/acquisitions team.


So, IF you are a HULU subscriber (you have to be a subscriber and log in to vote or post), it would make me so very happy if you would vote for my request in hopes that it will get their attention.

 https://community.hulu.com/s/idea/0875f0000005WdJAAU/detail

(Some who have already voted said they had to either hit the Back button on their browser or click on the link a second time after signing in.)

Thank you so much, everyone who has voted for it! ❤️

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Those of you who hang out with me on social media have already seen this. But I couldn't resist sharing it again here for those who haven't. I'm a big fan of Stephen King. I really admire his writing style. He has such a way with words. And whenever new writers seek my advice, I'm quick to recommend Stephen King's book On Writing. So Seeing An Immortal Guardians Companion on the bestseller list alongside so many of his works was a real thrill. Thank you, Immortal Guardians fans, for making it happen!!

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Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovers, there's a Fun Giveaway going on now. 

Follow some amazing authors on Bookbub (be the first to hear about their sales and new releases) and enter to win a $300 Amazon gift card! Enter here: https://bit.ly/feb22bb

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AND I've finally done it. I'm on TikTok now. It's probably going to take me a while to get the hang of it, so I've only posted a couple of videos so far. If you'd like to join me, here's the link: 

https://www.tiktok.com/@dianneduvallauthor

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That's it for now. I'm going to go spend more time with Simone and Janwar. πŸ˜‰

I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Release— THE PURVELI

Hello, all! Today's the day! THE PURVELI is Now Available in ebook, audiobook, paperback, & hardback! Woohoo!! I'm so excited!

An Amazon, Audible, and Barnes&Noble Bestseller

 ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
AmazonAU • AmazonCA • AmazonDE
AmazonFR • AmazonUK 
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Audible
paperback
Amazon
hardback
Amazon


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in an exciting new sci-fi romance series full of action, adventure, and happily-ever-afters.


Ava has always been different. Born with strong telepathic abilities, she lives a very isolated life until she is offered a job with an obscure network that aids powerful Immortal Guardians in their quest to protect humanity from the psychotic vampires who prey upon them. Suddenly, she doesn't feel so different. For the first time in her life, Ava has found a place where she belongs. She's happy. Life is good. And when her employers invite her to join a group of other gifted ones and a handful of Immortal Guardians on a journey to another planet, it becomes absolutely fantastic.


In no time at all, she is speeding across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship manned by two amazing alien races. It's the dream of a lifetime... until a vicious attack by a mutual enemy of Earth and Lasara lands her alone in an escape pod with no habitable planet in sight and only one ship within range: one that carries the enemy who wants to know why the bioengineered virus they release on Earth long ago didn't exterminate humanity and leave the planet ripe for their claiming.


Jak'ri doesn't know how long he has been a prisoner aboard the Cebaun, but he fears the enemy's twisted experiments will soon lead them to a virus that will eradicate the Purveli people. Despair grips him until a female from Earth is taken captive and reaches out to him telepathically. The gift that Ava said caused her such misery in the past soon becomes his salvation as the two of them form a fast friendship. Determined to distract each other from the horrors of their existence, they immerse themselves in telepathic communion during the day, then seek solace and adventure together in shared dreams. As their friendship deepens into love, the two hatch a daring plot to escape their captors. But the enemy will not let them go without a fight.


Can Ava and Jak'ri stand against so many and emerge victorious?


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To celebrate, I thought I'd share an excerpt with you that features Ava, Jak'ri, and Ziv'ri (Jak'ri's brother) and takes place after Ava is captured by the enemy. In this scene, she is being held in a different location than the Purveli brothers, so the three of them communicate telepathically.


Resting her head on her bent arm, Ava closed her eyes and tried to focus on something else. Like getting the hell out of here.
 
I’m not going to urinate in my canteen. I have to drink out of that.
 
She smiled when Jak’ri’s disgruntled voice came to her. She was too tired to block other people’s thoughts. And the Gathendiens all dosed themselves with some herb to keep their minds private. So Jak’ri’s and Ziv’ri’s were the ones she inadvertently found herself immersed in.
 
For once, she didn’t mind.
 
I don’t know why that would bother you, his brother responded dryly. After you drank that liquor from Promeii 7, I would think urine would be a vast improvement.
 
Though they spoke aloud, their thoughts mirrored their words, enabling her to listen in.
 
Jak’ri laughed. It probably would. That bura was revolting.
 
Yet you still drank it.
 
And won the wager.
 
Ziv’ri made a grumbly sound. I never should’ve wagered my hovercycle.
 
Best cycle I ever owned, Jak’ri crowed.
 
His brother grunted. Did you tell Ava about that?
 
She raised her eyebrows, surprised to hear Ziv’ri mention her.
 
No. I think I’ll spare her that one.
 
Why? Don’t want to tarnish your virile image by describing the week afterward that you spent hanging your head in the lav and regurgitating everything you ate?
 
Jak’ri laughed. I already tarnished my image when I showed her what I look like now.
 
Not a wise move. Even Shek’ra wouldn’t want you if she could see you now. You’re far too scrawny to attract a female.
 
Drek you.
 
Low masculine laughter accompanied the siblings’ teasing.
 
What does she look like? Ziv’ri asked.
 
Ava?
 
Yes. All you’ve told me is she looks Lasaran.
 
A moment passed, and Ava found herself holding her breath as she awaited his answer.
 
She’s beautiful, Jak’ri said, something like affection tingeing his voice.
 
Warmth filled her.
 
Small and delicate like the Lasaran princess.
 
She was actually three inches taller than Ami. But Jak’ri had been a head taller than her or more, so she supposed anyone a foot shorter would seem small and delicate to him.
 
She isn’t built like our women, he continued. Her shoulders aren’t as broad. And her chest and back aren’t as muscled.
 
What about her breasts?
 
You don’t need to know about her breasts, Jak’ri chastised him. But they’re perfect, plump and round.
 
She didn’t think he said that last part out loud, thankfully.
 
Ava glanced down at her modest bosom. She’d always considered her breasts small by society’s standards. Certainly nothing that would stop traffic. But it seemed as though they were actually larger than most Purveli women’s.
 
And Jak’ri liked them, judging by the way his thoughts drifted to memories of her lacy bra cupping her breasts while they swam and played together in the ocean.
 
You’re thinking about her breasts now, aren’t you? Ziv’ri asked.
 
She grinned. Yes, he is, she answered telepathically.
 
Jak’ri gasped.
 
Oh ho! Ziv’ri said on a laugh. You’ve made my brother blush, Ava. I haven’t seen his face this red since Mother caught him—
 
Do not finish that sentence! Jak’ri ordered.
 
Ava laughed.


I had so much fun with these three. πŸ™‚ I hope you will, too.


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Reviews have already begun to roll in, and I could not be happier.



Caffeinated Reviewer gave THE PURVELI a wonderful 5-star review. Here's another snippet:


"Kristen Potter narrates, and I could listen to her all day. Her unique character voices to the way she expresses the characters’ emotions amped up the suspense. Her tone and pacing adds another layer to this brilliant storyline. Fans of sci-fi romance, off planet adventure and suspense will delight in this newest installment."



EBookObsessed gave THE PURVELI a fantastic 5-star review, too. Here's another snippet:


"I loved that we brought our beloved gifted ones and Immortal Guardians into this new world building so we blend the familiar with boundless new possibilities for new characters and new worlds to explore. I am having so much fun exploring the galaxy through Dianne’s imaginative writing."


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The Purveli Blog Tour has begun! We're celebrating the big release with excerpts, favorite quotes, a playlist, 5 reasons to love Ava and Jak'ri, fun facts about the Aldebarian Alliance series, author Q&As, and more. It also includes a...

TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY

2 - $25 Amazon.com Gift Cards

2 - Aldebarian Alliance Swag Packs


Here are the stops we've made thus far:

Rachael’s not-so-secret diary
Favorite Quotes from The Purveli

Books-n-Kisses
Top 5 Reasons to Love Ava from The Purveli

Nerdynovelreviews
Author Q&A with Dianne Duvall

I’m A Voracious Reader
Spotlight & Teaser from The Purveli

You can find the Full Schedule, which is updated daily, at Author's Taproom.

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Urban Fantasy fans, C.L. Cannon's Urban Fantasy Fan Giveaway is still going on. Join the fun and follow some amazing authors across the web as you enter to win American Demon by Kim Harrison, Naked City by Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Marissa Marr, Holly Black & more, Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, and Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer+ a Dark Tower coffee mug, Supernatural zipper pouch, Sabrina bookmark, Lost Boys Funko Pop, Lucifer candle, and a Harry Dresden magnet!


You can also return to the giveaway every day for special tasks that will earn you daily entry points! The more tasks you perform, the more chances you have to win!


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Thank you for sharing in my excitement for this release. Have a wonderful week!

And for those of you who are already reading or listening to THE PURVELI, I hope you're having fun with Ava and Jak'ri!

Dianne