Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In Still Darkness - Blitz


Calling all paranormal romance lovers! Do fangs make you tingle? Do you crave a new twist on an age-old myth? If you answered 'Yes!', then you'll want to check out this novella from Dianne Duvall's bestselling Immortal Guardians series, available July 29th - IN STILL DARKNESS! 






Title: In Still Darkness
Series: Immortal Guardians #3.5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: ebook, 118 pages (novella)
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420137921
Genre: Paranormal Romance




Blurb:
In Dianne Duvall's world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost-especially to the heart-might be higher...It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alencon 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...

Includes a special sneak peek of NIGHT UNBOUND


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 She laughed. “Thank you for being such a good sport about it.”

“Thank you for letting me cook you dinner.” He set his bags down on the counter and started removing the ingredients he’d purchased on the way there. “I should probably warn you that I haven’t been on a date in quite a while, so I’m a little rusty.”

Her eyebrows flew up as she transferred the cold foods to her refrigerator. “How long has it been?”

“Longer than I care to admit. My job and odd hours tend to make dating difficult.”

She nodded. “Being a single mom and working the night shift does, too. I haven’t dated in a while either.”

“Excellent. Then, if neither of us remembers the rules, we don’t have to follow them.”

“Sounds good to me.” She closed the refrigerator door and leaned her hip against it, crossing her arms just beneath her breasts. “Listen, I’m sort of a get-the-truth-out-there-so-when-it-comes-up-later-it-won’t-be-an-issue kind of gal, so there’s something I wanted to mention.”
This couldn’t be good.
“Still interested.”
“Sixties?”
She didn’t know the half of it.
Her breath caught.
Lightning struck.
“Wow,” Jenna breathed, staring up at him.

She hesitated. “You know I’m older than you, right?”

Richart stared down at her and forced himself not to laugh at the irony. He may be over two hundred years old, but he looked as if he were in his late twenties, thirty at the most. And Jenna was worried that her being thirty-seven would be a problem?

“Honestly, I could not care less how old you are, Jenna,” he assured her, all the while calling himself a bastard for not taking the opening she had provided and broaching the topic of who and what he was. She valued truth. If he continued to keep it from her . . .

A hint of insecurity entered her features. “I don’t mean to press this, but . . . I dated a guy once—very briefly—who said the same thing until his friends found out and started to razz him about it. I’m thirty-seven. Are you sure that isn’t a problem?”

“I don’t know why his friends would tease him about dating you unless they were envious. You look like you’re in your twenties, Jenna. Not much older than your son, in fact. And, if you looked like you were in your forties, guess what. I would be just as interested.”

She smiled and closed the distance between them. “And if I looked like I were in my fifties?”

“I happen to think laugh lines are hot.”

She laughed. “Good, because I have a feeling you’re going to give me a few.”

“I should hope so,” he said, telling himself not to think about the fact that he would still look and feel as he did now when she was in her sixties, seventies, and eighties and all of the problems that would generate.

You’re getting ahead of yourself, old man. This is your first damned date. Not your engagement party.

“You don’t mind that I’m older than you. You don’t mind that I’m a single mom, putting a son through college.” She shook her head and smiled up at him, expression soft. “You’re a rare breed, Richart d’Alençon.”

Unable to resist, he dipped his head and touched his lips to hers in a gentle caress.

Both their hearts began to beat faster.

Resting a hand on her waist, Richart tilted his head and explored those smooth pink lips that had drawn his gaze so often, then drew back before his emotions could take over and make his eyes begin to glow.

“I am so smitten with you,” he admitted softly. 


Praise for the Immortal Guardians series:

“Duvall is a major player.” –RT Book Reviews

“The Immortal Guardians series is one you’ll want to follow.” –The Romance Review


“These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!” –Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns


“Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles.” –Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns


Book 1, Darkness Dawns | Book 2, Night Reigns | Book 3, Phantom Shadows | Book 3.5, In Still Darkness | Book 4, Darkness Rises | Book 5, Night Unbound





New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance – Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 – Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.



Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.



In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies.



When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.











TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 


One reader will receive a signed ARC of Dianne’s Duvall’s Night Unbound (September 2nd 2014)

Two readers will receive one ebook of choice from Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series

Five readers will receive an Immortal Guardians Swag Pack (Pictured)

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