Top 10 NIGHT UNBOUND Quotes
Thank you for joining me today! I’m thrilled to be here, celebrating the release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. I’m so excited! If this is your first time hearing about it, it features a mysterious and very powerful winged immortal named Zach who has been declared a traitor by the leader of the Immortal Guardians. Lisette has always been loyal to her illustrious leader. But, when Zach begins to invade her dreams—his large, muscled body riddled with brutal wounds, the attraction she has always felt for him blossoms into so much more, driving her to risk everything to be with him as they endeavor to discover who the Immortal Guardians real enemy is.
To give you a glimpse of what you’ll find between the pages of NIGHT UNBOUND, I thought I would share with you my top ten favorite quotes from it:
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.1“I’ll blush as soon as the desire to decapitate you has passed.”~ Lisette2Melanie muttered something indecipherable. “Do you want me to sedate him?”“I’d be happy to knock the bastard out for you,” Bastien offered courteously. “No drug necessary.”“Honey, you’ve said that like ten times since he woke up. You’re not helping.”~ Melanie and Bastien3“I think you’re going to have to call in the big guns.”“I told you, Seth doesn’t like him. If he—”“Not Seth. Seth isn’t the big guns. Seth is the f***ing hydrogen bomb.”~ Ethan and Lisette4She grinned. “You can’t love that I kick ass, then try to keep me from kicking it.”“Why the hell not?” he grumbled.~ Lisette and Zach5“I’m a little squeamish around needles.”She stared at him. “Seriously?”“Yes.”“You slice and dice and decapitate vampires every night.”“And you’ll notice that I don’t try to sew them back together again afterward.”~ Ethan and Lisette6“I did NOT need to see that,” Richart said. “I mean I REALLY did not need to see that. Jenna, honey, grab one of my daggers and poke out both my eyes.”~ Richart7“Okay,” Ethan said, breath coming in gasps. “I’m not going to lie to you. That is the freakiest sh** I’ve ever seen.” He looked from one vampire to the other, his blood-splattered face stunned. “And I’ve seen some freaky sh**.”~ Ethan8“NOW what’s wrong. You’re scowling again.”“I don’t know,” Zach said, puzzled. “For a moment I just felt this peculiar . . . I don’t know . . . NON-murderous connection to you or something.”“It’s called kinship, asshole.”“Ah.”~ Seth and Zach9“For so many decades it seemed as though I were sleepwalking, just going through the motions. Then Zach came along and . . . woke me up. He made me FEEL again. And I haven’t felt anything but guilt and weariness for so long.”~ Lisette10“How you tempt me.”~ Zach
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.
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Source: From blog tour for review
For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.My thoughts:
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
We get Zach and Lisette's romance in this story. Oh I was so curious about them since we got hints in the previous books and knew it was inevitable. There was no way these two would not end up together. So despite Seth's decree, Lisette helps Zach become more human than he ever thought possible. Quite a feat for an Immortal Guardian. :) I love Zach's transformation from stoic to romantic.
While you probably can read this series out of order for the character's romances, I think that the series is best read in order. That way you get some of the nuances of the characters and the full story arc that has been going through this series. Oh and we get a new character that I can't wait to meet more fully.
Oh I don't want to say too much because I know I would then say too much! I love this series and recommend it highly! I especially think that those that like PNR with some UF thrown in will really enjoy this series and world. I give this book in the series 4 1/2 stars. I can't wait for the next book and eagerly await the next book in the series. I also can't wait for David and Seth's romance! :)
PS... don't you just love those quotes she gave? :D
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