Friday, December 2, 2011

Author Guest Post by Diane Duvall and International Giveaway!

Light or Dark Paranormal?

Thank you, Melissa, for welcoming me back to your fantastic blog! I’m so happy to be here today, celebrating the upcoming release of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians series, which will be available on December 6th.

It’s been a crazy year for me, and very exciting. My debut novel, Darkness Dawns, was released in February. And I’m thrilled by readers’ responses. When I think back over the many comments I’ve received, I think the one that surprises me most is also one of the most frequent: that she or he enjoyed the humor in it.

The immortals in Darkness Dawns and Night Reigns actually live pretty dark existences. Their advanced DNA mutates the rare virus that infects them and enables them to live longer than both humans and vampires. A lot longer. Nearly nine hundred years in the case of Marcus, the hero of Night Reigns. That’s centuries of watching every human they form attachments to grow old and die. And centuries spent hunting and slaying vampires who prey upon humans because they lack the immortals’ advanced DNA and have been driven insane by the same virus.

And yet, these powerful immortal warriors began as mere men. Men who laughed and joked and teased their friends and family as we all do. Men who razzed their fellow warriors every chance they could get. And the Immortal Guardians’ leader has worked hard to extend that feeling of brotherhood and camaraderie into their new existences, creating a familial atmosphere amongst the immortals that includes the many humans who work with them. So how could they not laugh and joke and tease despite the many challenges they’re facing? And how could such warriors possibly resist the lure of love and laughter that certain women unexpectedly bring into their lives long after they have given up hope of finding such again?

Whether you like your paranormal romance dark or light, I hope you’ll enjoy my Immortal Guardians series!

Night Reigns


Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into...

Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?

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Diane is having a Kindle contest to celebrate the release of Night Reigns. Just click on the pic to get all the deets to enter! Sweet!

Thanks Diane for coming on the blog and letting me read this series! I think the darkness brings more light to the humor. Oh and yes, I did LOL in the newest book as well!

Diane is giving away either book #1 Darkness Dawns or book #2 Night Reigns. Oh and it's INTERNATIONAL! Squee! Just remember... all these guardians are MINE. *ahem* But you can visit them in the books. ;D LOL Just enter via the rafflecopter form below!
Good luck!


  1. Congrats to Diane and I am super duper determined to win a copy of her book :)

  2. Humour is always great to include in books - and any man that is 800 years old and can still make with the funnies is one I want to know! :-)

  3. so great, thanks you for this wonderful giveaway i would love to win one of these books

    thanks you for this great opportunity

  4. I loved Darkness dawns! I can't wait to read this new one! Thanks for the great post and awesome giveaway!

  5. Yet to buy our sister-in-laws Christmas gift, thanks for mentioning Night Reigns as she really enjoyed book 1 in the series.

    A great author interview, its always interesting to read the writers perspctive on these things, thanks for a great giveaway ...... and its international as well (she cheers).

  6. I absolutely love humor in books. I was never this way before. But, realized how much I was missing out.


  7. thanx so much for the giveaway! :) xox

  8. I've been waiting for this one, count me in!

  9. Congrats on your upcoming release! And thanks for this awesome giveaway!:)

  10. Amazing giveaway! Thanks for making it international. All the best to everyone! =D

  11. Maybe you can share just a couple of them with me? *bats eyes* Yes? I love that there is humor in this series, I always look forward to laughing out loud in public and making people shoot me strange looks:) I think I'm going to be a fan of these guardians!

  12. The series looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I can't wait to read Night Reigns. I devoured Darkness Dawns and have been waiting for this book for months now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I am determined to read this book! It needs to be on my shelves :)

  15. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I migght have to steal the boys from ya lol

  16. I've been waiting for the 2nd book in this series. Can't wait to read it!

  17. How exciting, congrats on your new release. I loved Darkness Dawn and am looking forward to reading Night Reigns.

    Thank you for the post and giveaway.

    Ronda Tutt

  18. I enjoyed the post. I'm so excited about Night Reigns. Darkness Dawns was wonderful.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  19. I loved Darkness Dawns and I am so excited for a chance to win Night Reigns!

  20. I too loved Darkness Dawns. I'm really looking forward to reading Night Reigns. I really love the cover of the new book.


  21. Thanks for the guestpost, I enjoyed reading it, and am looking forward to reading your books. Good luck with the new release!

  22. I've been reading a lot of great things about this book and just put it in my wish list so I would love to win this.

  23. I hope you know I've been waiting all week for you to post this giveaway. o_o LOL! No, but in all seriousness, I'm freakishly excited to get my hands on this book. I heart the covers and the story sounds very good!

  24. I have to say that I love both light and dark paranormals. It really depends upon my mood at any particular time which I prefer.
    Congrats on the release. It does sound great.

  25. I want a Guadian too! :O haha, thank you so much for the giveaway! What a sexy cover :9

  26. Melissa said book 1 was good, and then that book 2 was good, so I am taking her word for it :D

  27. Congratulations on your soon to be released book :)

  28. YES!

    I totally get why immortals are all broody and stuff, but come one, they've got to have a wicked sense of humor too, especially when they are around their family.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  29. Oh YUMMY!!! Mel has undoubtedly already added these boys to her harem... I need it!!

  30. If you can give me the right balance of dark and light, I would so adore you! No one wants unremitting gravity nor all silliness.

  31. Love light and dark paranormal. Would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Jessica ( frellathon ): Tanks, Jessica! Good luck!
    Congrats to Diane and I am super duper determined to win a copy of her book :)
    Mel: Marcus is the man for you! :-) He brought quite a bit of humor to Darkness Dawns.

    miki: Thanks for joining us! Good luck with the contest!

    Kristina: I’m so glad you liked Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

    ....Petty Witter: Thanks for joining us! I’m so glad your sister-in-law liked Darkness Dawns!

    Mary @SweepingMe: I love the dark moments, but love to laugh, too. So I’m a fan of both. :-)

    rosiepopsox: Thanks for dropping by! Good luck!

    tetewa: Hi, Tetewa! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    CYP @ A Bookalicious Story: Thanks! Good luck with the contest!

    H. Shar: Thanks for joining us! I love meeting readers form all over the world!

    Jenny: LOL! Hopefully you’ll win one so you can get some more funny looks. :-)

    AimeeKay: Thanks! Good luck!

    Danielle Gorman Hi, Danielle! Great to see you here! Thanks so much for the interview! I really enjoyed it!

    Felicia the Geeky Blogger: :-) I hope you’ll like it!

    Andra: LOL! Good luck!

    Kelly M.: I hope you’ll enjoy it! Good luck with the contest!

    Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) Hi, Ronda! Great to see you! And thanks for the congrats! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

  33. booklover0226: Hi, Tracy! Thanks for joining me on my tour again!

    Patricia: I’m so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! Good luck with the contest!

    Lori Z.: Glad you like the cover! I hope you enjoy Night Reigns!

    Aurian: Thanks for joining us! I hope you like my Immortal Guardians!

    Mary: Hi, Mary! I hope you’ll like it!

    Jen (In the Closet With a Bibliophile): LOL! I’m freakishly eager to hear what you’ll think of it! I hope you’ll enjoy it! Good luck!

    June M.: Thanks! I’m the same way. I hope mine will appeal to you!

    Gisele Alv: LOL! Maybe you’ll win one! Good luck! Glad you like thee cover!

    Savannah: Thanks for joining us! Good luck!

    Blodeuedd: :-) I was thrilled by her reviews. I hope you’ll enjoy them if you win one or give them a try!

  34. Both books sound awesome and I'm looking forward to reading the Immortal Guardians series.

  35. I mistyped my FB name in the rafflecopter form :( It should be "Cean Lim", not "Cena Lim". Sorry 'bout that :D

    And the books sound real awesome!

  36. Awesome! A new author to add to my reading list.

  37. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this series. Please enter me in contest.

  38. Congrats on the new release! I just acquired the first book and cant wait to read it :-)

    I love these type of posts and getting to know a new author.

    Happy holidays!

  39. Thank you for the giveaway! I haven't read the first one yet, but it's on the tbr pile! It looks really good!

  40. I have not begun the Immortal Guardians series yet. It does look amazing.


  41. Congrats on your upcoming release! And thanks for this awesome giveaway!:)

  42. Love the giveaway and her contest, i´m keeping my fingers crossed =)

    best wishes, Linda xo

  43. Great books Diane. Excited and can wait to read, like now :D
    Hope I can win *fingers crossed*
    Thanks for the int. giveaway Melissa

  44. I love the covers to these books, very inviting. Great story thanks fo the insight into the Immortal Guardian world. Can't wait to read this book.

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  45. Hi, Dianne! Wow, your series sounds absolutely amazing! Congratulations on your upcoming release! How exciting!

  46. Wow, Diane! Your immortals sound very intriguing and different from other immortals!! I can't wait to read your books! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway:)

  47. I don't mind dark paranormals, but I love humor included in them.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. I love PNR of just about any kind, light, dark, totally outta this works or completely plausible. But, I must say a dash of humor goes a long way in any genre. Great post Diane! Thank you for sharing!

  49. I really enjyed Darkness Dawns and I have Night Reigns on my TBR list. Maybe Santa will bring it.

  50. I love a strong and smart heroine (and a hunky guy) - I enjoyed the interview. Thanks!!/bookdout/status/143852005809590272

  51. Thanks for the post. Congrats on the release! Looking forward to Night Reigns.

  52. I really enjoyed Darkness Dawns and can't wait for Night Reigns!

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com


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