Saturday, August 24, 2019

Death Of Darkness

Delve into the most eagerly anticipated book in New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) Immortal Guardians series - available August 20, 2019!



Top Five Things to Know About the Immortal Guardians Series

Hello! Thank you for joining me. I’m happy to be here at Romance Reviews and More, celebrating the release of DEATH OF DARKNESS—my latest Immortal Guardians book—in ebook, audiobook, and paperback. If you like powerful preternatural heroes, strong heroines, action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet and laced with humor, then I think you’ll enjoy this book.

To whet your appetite for Seth and Leah’s story and to give you a glimpse of what you’ll find in my Immortal Guardians series if you’re new to it, I thought I would mention five things you should know about my Immortal Guardians.

1
Both the Immortals and the Mortals in the Series Love to Laugh and Tease.

Seth scowled and decreed sternly, “Do not read her mind, telepaths. I expressly forbid it. Zach, you and David may read Leah’s mind only in the case of a dire emergency. The rest of you may not. Do so against my wishes and you will suffer my wrath.”

Leah nodded somberly. “Seth told me that many of you view him as something of a father figure.” Leaning into his side, she gave his chest a little pat. “Trust me when I say you do NOT want to read my mind and see the kinky sh** daddy does in bed.”

Eyes widened as over a dozen mouths fell open.

Seth threw back his head and laughed as Zach burst into guffaws.
—DEATH OF DARKNESS
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“You think I’m a geek now, don’t you?” Aidan jested.

Dana relaxed a little more. “No.”

“First I say caboose. Now this.”

She smiled. “Actually, I thought your caboose was cute.” Her eyes widened. “The caboose,” she corrected hastily. “I thought the caboose was cute. Your saying it, I mean.”

He winked. “I prefer the first one.”

She laughed. “I bet you do.”

2
You Just Never Know What They’re Going to Say.

“Wait. If you’re still you when you’re an animal, you won’t get turned on if I stroke you like this, will you? Because that would hit a little too high on my weird-o-meter.”
—Leah, DEATH OF DARKNESS

"All right. All right. Settle down. We're all glad Sarah stabbed Bastien in the ass."
—Seth, PHANTOM SHADOWS

“Well,” she complained as the silence stretched and frustration rose, “if you didn’t want me to tranq anyone, you shouldn’t have given me the damned gun.”
—Dana, BLADE OF DARKNESS

“For some reason, admitting that makes me feel like a naughty school boy caught peeking up his teacher’s skirt.”
—Bastien, PHANTOM SHADOWS

 “I did NOT need to see that. I mean I REALLY did not need to see that. Jenna, honey, grab one of my daggers and poke out both my eyes.”
—Richart, NIGHT UNBOUND

3
They’re Fiercely Protective of Those They Love.
(And of Those Their Brethren Love)

 “We have to protect her,” David said, “at all costs. We have to do everything we can to keep her safe. We CANNOT let history repeat itself.”
—DEATH OF DARKNESS

“I’m okay,” Aidan whispered. “We both are. I’ll never let anyone harm you, Dana. I vow it. I’d give my life to protect you.”
—BLADE OF DARKNESS
“We’ve both lost people we care about in this war with Gershom.” Chris’s shoulders rose and fell in a helpless shrug. “I don’t want to lose any more. So I took measures I thought would reduce the chances of that even though I knew it might result in you beating the sh** out of me when you found out.”
—DEATH OF DARKNESS

“No one will harm you, Heather,” Ethan vowed.  “They would have to go through me first.”
—SHADOWS STRIKE

4
The Women are as Strong and Fierce as the Men… and the Men Love It.
(Even if it scares the heck out of them sometimes)

Three mercenaries fled one hangar and scrambled into a helicopter. The blades began to rotate as the engine hummed to life.

Krysta gave √Čtienne a huge grin, her face lighting with excitement. “I’m doing it!” she blurted, sheathing her swords and drawing two daggers. 

“What?”

“I’m taking out that helicopter!” Whooping, she dashed away.

“Wait!” He took off after Krysta.

The helicopter lifted off the ground.

Krysta picked up speed, running damned near as fast as an elder.

The helicopter began to move away, strafing the yard with machine gun fire.

Krysta veered toward a Humvee, jumped onto the hood and, without slowing, leaped into the air.

√Čtienne nearly dropped dead of a f**king heart attack as he watched her fly through the air and dive through a side door, tackling one of the door gunners.
—DARKNESS RISES
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“Three dozen vampires and we kicked… their… asses!” Marcus swooped back toward her and, stopping mere inches away, cupped her face in his big hands. “You were amazing, Ami! Bloody amazing! I’ve never seen a Second move so fast! So fluidly!” His thumbs smoothed across her cheeks as his glowing amber gaze held hers and his blood-spattered expression softened. “Amazing,” he murmured.

Her already laboring heart stuttered when his head lowered and his warm, soft lips met hers.

5
Neither the Immortals nor the Mortals are Perfect.
(Tempers Can Flare and They Can Get Cranky Like the Rest of Us)

“I know you,” Dana said, “and can tell you’re uneasy about his coming here.”

“Only because—if he intends to try to kill me again—I’ll have to find a way to stop him without inflicting so much damage that it will piss off Seth.”

“Great,” she groused as she stomped into the bathroom with a pile of clothes tucked under one arm. “Don’t worry about the nutcase who’s trying to kill you. Worry about pissing off the great and powerful Oz.” She slammed the door behind her.

Laughing, Aidan grabbed a couple of katanas.

The bathroom door eased open enough for Dana to poke her head out. She sent him a rueful smile. “Sorry. The whole I’m not a morning person thing might have been a bit of an understatement.”

Closing the distance between them, he pressed a quick kiss to her lips. “You’ve gotten very little sleep in the past forty-eight hours. And I think you’re cute when you’re cranky.”

She laughed. “Then maybe you’re the nutcase.”
—BLADE OF DARKNESS
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Tearing his gaze away, Marcus looked back at the road, then swore when a figure materialized directly in his path. The front of the heavy Hayabusa squirmed as he broke hard and swerved to avoid the man, who threw out his arm as Marcus drew even with him, plucked him from the back of the bike, spun around and slammed him back first to the pavement.

Pain crashed through Marcus, beginning in his chest, then radiating outward, so severe it temporarily deafened him… which some might view as good thing because right about now his Busa was probably smashing into a tree.

Marcus struggled to breathe, each short, choppy gasp like a knife jamming into his flesh. The momentum with which he had slammed into his attacker’s outstretched arm had broken most of his ribs.

His opponent, on the other hand, showed no sign of pain as he ripped the helmet from Marcus’s head and, eyes glowing gold, snarled, “Give me one good reason I shouldn’t kill you here and now.”

It took several long seconds for Marcus to draw in enough breath to choke out a response. At last, he managed to gasp, “Something on your mind, Seth?”
—NIGHT REIGNS



Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #9
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes.



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About the Author:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and"wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews,and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing, Christina! I hope that your readers love the IG series. Seth's story in Death of Darkness is available now! - Crystal @ Author's Taproom

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  2. I love this series, Christina, and these quotes reminded me exactly why it's so brilliant!
    Great post, enjoy the rest of you're weekend. My copy of Death of Darkness is calling me. ;-)

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  3. These quotes make me remember why I love this series so much. And they also make me want to reread the series - again, like I haven't just done that. LOL. Thanks for sharing! :)

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