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Friday, May 17, 2013

Guest Post with Author Dianne Duvall and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author Dianne Duvall. Diane is celebrating the recent release of Predatory and has stopped by to chat. Please give Diane a warm welcome.

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel DARKNESS DAWNS was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews, for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews, and for Best Book of 2011 by Long and Short Reviews. NIGHT REIGNS, the second book in her Immortal Guardians series, was declared an "utterly addictive" Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. PHANTOM SHADOWS, the third book in the series, was deemed a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and by Night Owl Reviews. DARKNESS RISES, Immortal Guardians Book 4, will be released on October 1, 2013.

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

Places to find Dianne:

Thank you for joining me! And thank you, Danielle, for letting me visit Ramblings From This Chick again! I'm thrilled to be here today, celebrating the release of PREDATORY, an anthology that contains my Immortal Guardians novella “In Still Darkness”, along with stories by fabulous authors Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, and Hannah Jayne. “In Still Darkness” features Richart d'Alençon, a two-hundred-and-thirty-year-old immortal warrior who spends his nights hunting and destroying psychotic vampires . . . until he meets charming single mother Jenna McBride. Unable to resist her lure, he throws caution to the wind and daringly attempts to carry on a traditional courtship with her while keeping his vampire-hunting profession (as well as his immortality) a secret. As you might have guessed, all does not go smoothly.

I thought I would have a little fun and give readers some insight into the hero through a character interview. First — in case you're new to my Immortal Guardians series — I'll just take a moment to explain that the vampires and immortals in my series are both infected with a rare symbiotic virus that produces the increased speed, strength, and regenerative capabilities, as well as the photosensitivity and need for blood, that both possess. Vampires are humans who have been infected with the virus. They suffer progressive brain damage that causes them to rapidly descend into madness. Immortals are gifted ones, men and women born with advanced DNA, who have been infected with the virus. Their advanced DNA protects them from the madness and bestows upon them special abilities that help them as they hunt the maddened vampires who prey upon humans.

An extensive network of humans aids the immortals, including Seconds (personal guards). Today Richart, the hero of “In Still Darkness,” will be interviewed by his young Second, Sheldon:

Sheldon: Hey.

Richart: You're doing the interview?

Sheldon: Yeah, why?

Richart: It just occurs to me that you do a lot of these interviews for the network.

Sheldon: *shrugs* I like to do them.

Richart: Why?

Sheldon: I'm a people person.

Richart: Try again.

Sheldon: Why does it matter?

Richart: What would you be doing if you weren't conducting these interviews?

Sheldon: *mumbles something.*

Richart: *arches a brow* Painting a barrel?

Sheldon: Training with Darnell.

Richart: *smiles* I know. I just wanted to hear you say it again. You're not still avoiding Ami, are you?

Sheldon: Maybe. Do you think she's gotten past the whole desire-to-kick-my-ass thing?

Richart: I doubt it. I feel the same desire myself every day. As do many of the other immortals in the area.

Sheldon: Oh, ha, ha, ha. Let's just do this.

Richart: As you wish.

Sheldon: So, who's the woman you've been seeing?

Richart: *face darkens* Did you tell anyone?

Sheldon: *rolls his eyes* I didn't have to. You kinda let that cat out of the bag yourself the time you went missing.

Richart: *sighs* Not my best night. Has anyone asked you about her?

Sheldon: Are you kidding? EVERYONE is asking me about her. That's why I thought I'd mention her in the interview. Gossip is flying.

Richart: Great.

Sheldon: Bets are, too. You know how immortals are. They'll wager on anything.

Richart: Lovely.

Sheldon: Come on. Can you blame them? When was the last time an immortal in the area pretended to be human and tried to date a mortal?

Richart: *frowns* I didn't pretend to be human. I just . . .

Sheldon: Neglected to mention you were immortal?

Richart: *grumbles* Yes.

Sheldon: And stalked her.

Richart: Now you're making it sound sleazy.

Sheldon: Did you or did you not—

Richart: I wasn't stalking her. I was watching over her. I thought she was in danger.

Sheldon: Uh huh. In danger and attractive.

Richart: Very.

Sheldon: And charming.

Richart: Absolutely.

Sheldon: Irresistible.

Richart: Incredibly.

Sheldon: So, how do you like dating?

Richart: How do YOU like it?

Sheldon: It sucks. I can never seem to score a second date. I don't get it.

Richart: *murmurs* Yes, it's a mystery to us all.

Sheldon: *flips him off* Seriously, how do you like dating? You haven't — how do you put it — courted anyone since before I was born.

Richart: I haven't courted anyone since before your great-grandparents were born. And that wasn't serious.

Sheldon: Is this serious?

Richart: Yes, it is. I adore Jenna.

Sheldon: I know. The sappy grin you wear whenever you talk about her kinda gives it away.

What do you think about her son?

Richart: John?

Sheldon: *nods* He's a student at UNC, right?

Richart: Yes. I like him.

Sheldon: I do, too, even though he threatened to feed me my own entrails.

Richart: He did?

Sheldon: Yeah.

Richart: Well, I wouldn't hold that against him. We've all done that once or twice. And those who haven't, wanted to, I'm sure.

Sheldon: *deadpan* You're a laugh riot.

Richart: *consults his watch* How much longer will this interview take?

Sheldon: I don't know. I'm supposed to ask you how you like being immortal and that sort of thing.

Richart: Love the speed, strength, and longevity. Hate the loneliness. Or I hated it until Jenna came along and eradicated it.

Sheldon: Dude, you are so far gone.

Richart: Happily so. Can we either wrap this up or finish at a later date? I'd like to get the night's vampire hunting over with early so I can spend more time with Jenna.

Sheldon: Sure, we're done. Tell her I said hi.

Richart: *smiles* Will do.


Four of today's most exciting paranormal authors take readers into the thrilling realm of vampires, immortals, and other supernatural beings with a thirst for illicit desire...

Out Of Control by Alexandra Ivy

Ph.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he's actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other...

Ties That Bind by Nina Bangs

Cassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . .

In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall

Immortal Richart d'Alençon can't forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved 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. . .

High Stakes by Hannah Jayne

When vampire fashionista Nina LaShay's design contest rival is found dead, she's the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He's the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him--and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?

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45 comments :

  1. I Love anthologies and this looks like a good one!!

    imtigerlili2 @yahoo.com

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  2. Hi Dianne, do you have a favorite in you Immortal Guardians series? I know we love them all but, who intrigues you more?

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  3. Hi Dianne. I follow your blog tour. Every post make me discovery more about your books. Can't wait to read this series.
    Are this series will have book #5? And from where you got your idea for new story.

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  4. I love love love all of your books. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  5. I love love love all of your books. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. Can't wait to see what's next.

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  6. love sheldon interviews ;) really enjoying the series. do you have a set number of books planned for the series or are you playing it more "by ear" as the series goes?

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  7. That character interview was great! I love the clever banter.

    I also like your idea about the immortals having contracted a virus that is incredibly detrimental in some. I'm very interested to read how you describe that...I'm used to reading about vampires being the super-cool-super-heroes of paranormal romance novels, so to see them as the opposite is something I would love to read!

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  8. Thanks for the great reads. I love your books.

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  9. I'm really enjoying the series. How many books are you planning in the series?

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  10. I'm really enjoying the series. How many books are you planning in the series?

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  11. OMG! I loved "You're making is sound sleazy". That cracked me up because...well it is kind of sleazy! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

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  12. I have never read any of these, but after reading the interview i really think i need to! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. I just finished Darkness Dawns and I can't wait to finish the rest. I would love to win another book in this fantastic series.

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  14. would love to win and read PICK ME!!

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  15. I love anthologies. You're in an excellent group here, are there other authors you're dying to be in an anthology with?

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  16. Sounds like a great book that must be read. Putting this one on the list

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  17. I love these books, i can't put one down once i start reading it and thankfully they are saved on my Kindle so i can re-read if and when i want to....Thankyou for the fantastic giveaway xxx

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  18. Awesome post! I haven't read any of this series yet. I can't wait to get started on them.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  19. Love the Immortal series! Can't wait to read more!

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  20. Dianne, do you plan on writing more books in the Guardian series?

    Barrie

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  21. I love the Immortal Guardians series! Are you planning for a long series or a short one?

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  22. Loved the character interview. I can't wait till October for more Immortal Guardians!!!

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  23. I just love these characters in all of the books . Keep up the great work Ms Dianne

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  24. I love your books and can't wait to read the new one. Which male and female character are your favorite?

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  25. Looking forward to reading the next story....

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  26. How many books will there be in your series? Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I just received my copy of Predatory a day or so ago. Can't wait to get a chance to read it. Love the authors in this anthology!

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  28. I Love anthologies and this looks like a good one!!

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  29. I love series books, how many more books do you think will be in this one?

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  30. I love this series!! One of my favorites!!

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  31. I can't wait to start this series!

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  32. I enjoyed the interview and love the series.

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  33. Congrats on the release. I love your series and am looking forward to reading more.

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  34. Hi Dianne, love your work. How do you decide how many books will make up a series?

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  35. I can't wait to read Predatory, it's already been downloaded. I am a huge fan of the Immortal Guardians

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  36. I just LOVED In Still Darkness. Richart and Jenna are so good together, I'm so happy for them.

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  37. love, love, love your books!!!

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  38. Sounds like a great series!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. thx u for hosting this giveaway dianne...
    can't wait to read ur book :)

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  41. So, will the series come to the silver screen soon or is your work in that field taking you in a different direction ?

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  42. Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list immediately!
    I wonder what kind of events or people in the author's life inspired them to write this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  43. *snort* Loved the interview. Are you a Tarheel? You use Carolina quite a bit, and I am extremely curios about the connection.

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