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. đŸ˜‰

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

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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:

Exclusive Author Guest Posts
Author Q&As


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

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.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Crystal at

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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!