Friday, August 18, 2017

Blade of Darkness News & Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday!!  I have exciting news for paperback lovers.



Blade of Darkness is now available for Pre-Order in paperback!  Woohoo!!  The audiobook CD is also available for Pre-Order.  I expect it to take longer, though, to appear on Audible.  I'll let you know when I see it go up for Pre-Order there.  :-)  Here are the latest Pre-Order links:


ebook
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR

Paperback

Audiobook


Speaking of paperbacks, look what arrived on my doorstep.


Blade of Darkness ARCs!  Hooray!!  No matter how many stories I write, that moment when I hold the first copy of my latest book in my hands will always be exciting.  :-)  I'll be putting together packages to mail to reviewers this weekend.  I hope they'll enjoy Aidan and Dana's story. 


I also received more swag.  Pillows.  Tote Bags.  Pens.  Love it!!  I'm thinking some of this will be included in my Pre-Order Giveaway Prize Pack.  :-)  



If you Pre-Order  Blade of Darkness, don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon Gift Cards or an Immortal Guardians Prize Pack.  Just fill out the form. :-)  


(Must be of legal age in your country to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.)


A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a month to go until Blade of Darkness releases.  I'm so excited!!  (If this is the first time you're hearing about it and you're new to my Immortal Guardians series, don't worry.  Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel.  You'll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the books in order.)  For today's selection, I've chosen a snippet that features Dana, the heroine:
Slowly, Dana walked around the long table and stared at them.  
The moment stretched.  
They sent her encouraging smiles.  
“Okay,” she announced, “I’m not gonna lie. This is freaking me out a little.”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blade of Darkness—Sneak Peek, Giveaway & More

Hi, all!  This has been a very long week. But we did get another thunder-booming downpour.  :-D  This one lasted at least a couple of hours.  Such a stress-reliever.  Having the same weather—blindingly bright sunshine and scorching heat with feels-like temps above 100ºF—can be a real drag.  :-)  Now my flowers are all blooming and everything is lush and green.  Love it!


I also received more swag.  Woohoo!!  Here's a glimpse of some of it.  I'll be giving some of these lovely coffee mugs away when I celebrate the release of Blade of Darkness. :-)

Speaking of which . . .




Thank you so much, all of you who have pre-ordered Blade of Darkness!  You've already made it an Amazon #1 Best Seller and propelled it onto several Top 100 lists, which will help more readers find it.  To show my appreciation, I've launched a Blade of Darkness Pre-Order Giveaway and will give away two $50 Amazon Gift Cards and 1 Immortal Guardians Prize Pack to randomly chosen winners when the book releases.  If you've already pre-ordered, you can enter simply by filling out the form (see link below).  If you haven't pre-ordered it, you can enter the giveaway by pre-ordering Blade of Darkness before September 19th, then filling out the form:




Paperback and Audiobook Pre-Orders will also be eligible.  I'll post the links for those as soon as they become available. International entries are welcome, too, as long as you can receive gift cards from Amazon.com.  :-)


(Must be of legal age in your country to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.)




Voting has begun in the IRC (Indie Romance Convention) Awards.  Rendezvous with Yesterday is up for Best Historical Romance and Best Time Travel Romance.  Woohoo!!  Voting will continue through September 7th.  Each person is allowed to vote once per day.  If you enjoyed Robert and Bethany's story, I hope you'll drop by and cast your vote.  :-)  And there are a lot of other categories, so—if you'd like to show your support for other authors—I'm sure they would appreciate it, too.






A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  We're coming up on the one-month countdown to 
Blade of Darkness's release.  I'm so excited!!  So today's quote is another sneak peek that features Aidan and Dana, the hero and heroine:

Aidan ducked his head, burying his face in the crook of her neck. “Damn, you feel good,” he whispered, his deep voice hoarse with need. 
It only excited her more. “What do you say we forget dinner and the movie?” she whispered, her breath shortening. 
“How you tempt me,” he rumbled, tightening his hold. 
“If I tempted you as much as you tempt me,” she pronounced boldly, “we would both be naked right now.”
I'm working on character interviews for my Blade of Darkness Blog Tour and am having fun with Sheldon, as usual. :-) I hope you're having a nice weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 4, 2017

Favorite Quote Friday—Blade of Darkness

Happy Friday!  This has been another great week.  We had the most wonderful cool, rainy day here.  Temps dropped twenty degrees, low enough for me to open the windows and let a nice breeze in.  And you know how much I love gray days.  :-)  

My proofreader also finished going over Blade of Darkness.  Now it's on to formatting.  Then paperback ARCs will be printed and I can start sending them to reviewers and include them in giveaways.  Woohoo!!    


Another high point of the week:  The first boxes of Blade of Darkness swag arrived.  I'm expecting more today.  Can't wait to see it!  I'll try to post some pictures next week. :-)


A last reminder for the bloggers out there:  There's still time to sign up for my big Blade of Darkness Blog Tour and Release Day Blast.  There will be a tour-wide giveaway + character interviews, Author Q and As, a Dream Cast, excerpts, author posts, reviews, and more.  If you'd like to join the fun, you can do so HERE

Thanks so much, all of you who have already signed up!  


A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I have another sneak peek into the pages of Blade of Darkness for you.  I've been having such fun, reading back through it and picking out favorite snippets to share with you... as well as favorite scenes to share in excerpts on the blog tour.  ;-)  Today's snippet is a narrative quote that features Dana and Aidan (the heroine and hero):


Moving closer, Dana cupped Aidan’s face in both hands. His jaw was as smooth as it looked. His skin warm. His eyes tormented. 
Her pulse picked up at the contact.
Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered a copy.  I hope you'll enjoy it!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Blade of Darkness—Favorite Quote Friday

Happy Friday!  Even though yesterday was one of those days that made me wish I could get a do-over, the rest of the week has been both busy and fun.  I finished designing Blade of Darkness swag — Woohoo!! — and ordered it despite a weird glitch that kept emptying my cart every time I added more than one thing to it.  I tried a couple of new swag items this time and can't wait to see whether they work or should be hidden away in a drawer somewhere. LOL.  You'll be the first to know if they work. :-)



For the bloggers out there:  There's still time to sign up for my big Blade of Darkness Blog Tour and Release Day Blast.  There will be a tour-wide giveaway + character interviews, Author Q and As, a Dream Cast, excerpts, Author Posts, reviews, and more.  If you'd like to join the fun, you can do so HERE

Thanks so much, all of you who have already signed up!




A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I have another sneak peek into the pages of my up-coming release Blade of Darkness for you.  If this is your fist time hearing about it, Aidan is a nearly three-thousand-year-old Celtic immortal who, in this book, endeavors to do the seemingly impossible—he tries to date a mortal woman to whom he is drawn.  A daunting task for someone who hasn't courted a woman in a couple thousand years. :-)  


This particular snippet features Aidan and Dana, the hero and heroine:
“You think I’m a geek now, don’t you?” he jested. 
She relaxed a little more. “No.”  
“First I say fanny. Now this.”
She smiled. “Actually, I thought your fanny was cute.” Her eyes widened. “The fanny,” she corrected hastily. “I thought the fanny was cute. Your saying it, I mean.” 
He winked. “I prefer the first one.” 
She laughed. “I bet you do.” 
Thank you, everyone who has pre-ordered Blade of Darkness.  I know I say this every release, but pre-orders are so important to authors.  I really appreciate it and hope you'll find it a fun read.  :-)  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, July 21, 2017

Favorite Quote Friday—Blade of Darkness

Happy Friday!!  This has been yet another exciting week for me. Thanks to all of you who have pre-ordered Blade of Darkness, it became a #1 Amazon Best Seller and hit several Top 100 lists.  So awesome!!



Thank you so much for sharing in my excitement, for your wonderful comments on Facebook and Twitter, and for your emails.  And thank you for pre-ordering Aidan's book!!  I hope you'll enjoy his and Dana's story.  :-)




Here's something else that thrilled me this week:  seeing my book alongside books by Christine Feehan and Stephen King on a Top 100 Most Wished For list on Amazon.  I mentioned this on Facebook, but would like to say it again here...


For the new writers out there who are feeling frustrated or discouraged:  Don't give up. Persevere. When I was wading through rejection letters and struggling to land that first publishing contract, if someone had shown me this and told me one of my books would appear alongside books by two of my all-time favorite authors on a Most Wished For list on Amazon, my jaw would've dropped.  :-)




And for the bloggers out there:  Author's Taproom is hard at work, planning a big blog tour to celebrate Blade of Darkness's upcoming release.  There will be character interviews, Author QandAs, a Dream Cast, excerpts, Top 5 lists, reviews, and more.  If you'd like to join the fun, you can sign up HERE




A #1 Amazon Best Seller
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Coming September 19th. Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook links Coming Soon)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I have another sneak peek into the pages of Blade of Darkness for you.  It features Aidan and Dana, the hero and heroine:

“Sit down,” she ordered, nodding toward her bed.
He cast it an uncertain look. “I can’t. I’ll stain the covers.” 
She stared at him. “You’re kidding, right?” He sported deep wounds that bled profusely and he was concerned about staining her bedding? 
“Perhaps if I cleaned up a wee bit—” 
“Sit your ass down,” she ordered, pointing at the queen-sized bed. 
Eyebrows flying up, he sat so swiftly she almost laughed.
I'm designing some cool Blade of Darkness swag for you.  Can't wait to start giving it away!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Dianne

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sneak Peek into Blade of Darkness

Happy Friday!  What an exciting week this has been!  I'd like to send a big Thank You! out to all of you who have expressed your excitement over Aidan's book releasing soon.  I've been grinning all week over the comments and gifs you've posted on Facebook.  :-)

If you missed the news, Blade of Darkness, Immortal Guardians Book 7, will release in ebook, paperback, and audiobook on September 19th and is now available for pre-order.  If you're new to the series, don't worry.  It can be read as a stand-alone.  You'll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the other books first.  :-)



Coming September 19, 2017
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook Coming Soon)

Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception... and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan's arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O'Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don't trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan's brethren turning against him, so he can't help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?

"If you love J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and Kresley Cole'sImmortals After Dark, then you need to put Dianne Duvall and herImmortal Guardians books in your reading wheelhouse."
—Literati Literature Lovers

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Affaire de Coeur's Annual Cover Art Contest is underway.  If you'd like to vote for Rendezvous with Yesterday, you can find the Gorgeous Gals category HERE.

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To celebrate Aidan's book becoming available for pre-order, I'm giving away a signed copy of Night Unbound, the book in which his character was introduced, plus Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones swag over on My Facebook Page this weekend.  I hope you'll join the fun!

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Today I'm going to give you a first peek into the pages of Blade of Darkness.  It features Aidan and Dana (the hero and heroine):

His beautiful eyes were full of dread and sorrow. 

“You’re different,” she whispered.

He nodded. “Yes, I am.”

“You should have told me how different.”

A mirthless laugh escaped him. “When?”

Thank you, everyone who has already pre-ordered Aidan's book!!  I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Blade of Darkness Cover Reveal

Hi, all!  I have very exciting news to share with you today.  (I know I usually post on Fridays, but I couldn't wait.)  Blade of Darkness, Immortal Guardians Book 7 is now available for pre-order!!

Coming September 19, 2017
Special Pre-Order Price — $4.99 (Save $1)
Pre-Order Today!
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  iBooks  Amazon CA  Amazon UK  Amazon DE  Amazon AU  Amazon FR
(Paperback and Audiobook Coming Soon)

Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception... and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan's arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O'Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don't trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan's brethren turning against him, so he can't help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?

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The paperback and audiobook will release the same day as the e-book.  I'll post the pre-order links for those as soon as I have them.  The audiobook will be narrated by Kirsten Potter.  Woohoo!!  

I meant to tell you earlier that my editor said she loved Aidan and Dana together and thought Blade of Darkness was a great story.  I just didn't have a chance.  :-)  I hope you're as excited about the upcoming release as I am.  I've been wanting to give Aidan a HEA ever since I wrote the "lotto" scene in Night Unbound.  

If this is your first time hearing about my Immortal Guardians series, don't worry.  All of the novels and novellas can be read as stand-alones.  You'll know more about the secondary characters if you read them in order, but you won't be lost if Blade of Darkness is the first one you read.  :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Dianne