Thursday, May 9, 2013

Predatory Tour Stop and Giveaway with Dianne Duvall

Thank you for joining me today!  And thank you, Roxanne, for letting me visit Fang-tastic Books again to celebrate the release of PREDATORY, an anthology that contains my Immortal Guardians novella “In Still Darkness”, along with stories by phenomenal authors Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, and Hannah Jayne!

Richart d’Alençon, the hero of “In Still Darkness”, is a two-hundred-and-thirty-year-old immortal who can teleport.  When he rescues Jenna McBride from the clutches of psychotic vampires, he is rewarded with a scorching kiss.  One he can’t forget no matter how often he reminds himself that immortal/mortal relationships never work.  Richart is completely captivated.  So captivated, in fact, that he endeavors to date Jenna.  Or court her, as he puts it.  He is a couple of centuries old.  Unfortunately, Richart is pretty rusty in the dating department.  (It’s been several decades.)  And keeping his vampire hunting profession and his immortality a secret isn’t exactly easy when her every touch inflames him and makes his eyes glow.  :-)


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?

Praise for PREDATORY
and “In Still Darkness”

 “These four fabulous authors give us lovely little tastes of their vampire worlds.  These stories will be especially appealing to fans of the various series that these shorts fit into.  It is always fun to get an additional glimpse into our favorite universes.”
— RT Book Reviews

 “Readers will appreciate the rich characterizations and kick-butt action of Duvall’s “In Still Darkness,” as Richart d’Alençon, a 200-year-old Guardian, woos charming Jenna McBride with warmth and passion while keeping his vampire-hunting life secret.”
— Publishers Weekly


Richart stumbled backward and wrapped his arms around the woman to keep her from falling.

Clinging to the front of his shirt, she buried her face in his chest.  “Is he gone?”

“Yes,” he responded, surprised she was so coherent.  When vampires and immortals turned, glands formed above the retractable fangs they grew that released a chemical much like GHB under the pressure of a bite.  So she should be slurring her words.

Hell, he was surprised she still stood.

“What about the others?”

“They’re gone,” he assured her.  Or they would be soon.  A quick glance confirmed that they were shriveling up like mummies as the virus, unable to heal their wounds fast enough to keep them from dying, devoured them from the inside out in a desperate bid to live.  By the time it finished, nothing would remain of them save the clothing and jewelry they wore.

Weaving on her feet, the woman straightened and looked up at him.  She couldn’t be much more than five feet tall and he was six foot one.  “Y-your eyes are glowing.”

Her pupils were dilated, blocking out almost all of the pale green, leaving only a few flakes of brown.

Richart retracted his fangs.  “Yes.  I know it looks bad, but—”

She shook her head.  “I think they’re beautiful.”

Was that the drug talking?  Or did she really think so? 

“You saved me,” she said, awe and gratitude in her melodic voice.  Loosening her death grip on his shirt, she cupped his face in both hands.

His heart skipped. 

When was the last time a woman had touched his face so tenderly?

When was the last time a woman had touched him at all?  Other than his sister punching him in the shoulder, doing her damnedest to kick his ass when they sparred, or doling out a hug here or there, he honestly couldn’t remember.

“Thank you,” the woman whispered.  Rising onto her toes, she drew his head down and brushed her lips against his.

The contact hit him like an electrical shock.  His heart began to pound as she tilted her head and increased the pressure, brushing, stroking.  She combed her fingers through his short, black hair, sending shivers through him.

He parted his lips, met her tongue with his when she boldly thrust hers forward.

Pure heat.

She leaned into him, clutched him tighter. 

His body hardened.  His breath shortened.  His arms tightened around her.

Her knees went limp.  Her lips tore away from his as her head fell back.  Her eyes closed.  Her mouth hung open, lips pink from kissing him.

Richart stared down at her as his pulse pounded in his ears.

Yeah.  She was out.


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.

Find Dianne on the Internet



One winner will receive a signed copy of her choice of one of the first three Immortal Guardians books — 
DARKNESS DAWNS, NIGHT REIGNS, or PHANTOM SHADOWS — plus Immortal Guardians swag.

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Sexy Writer said...

I would like to thank Roxanne for leading me to a wonderful new-to-me author! I cannot wait to start reading your books, Dianne, as they all sound awesome!


Victoria said...

I am so happy that you great authors are in this anthology. I love all of you - thanks.

Sofia T. said...

I just looooooooooove this tour!I can't wait to read Darkness Rises!

mk said...

I love your books, Dianne! Just finished book #3, which rocked.

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SandyG265 said...

I haven't read any of Dianne's books yet.

Marci Stamas said...

This looks great!! I can't wait for Darkness Rises!! If you haven't read Diane's series, you should seriously go check it out!!

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Bethie said...

I would love to check out this series.

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Sebella Blue said...

All the stories sound great and there are definitely some heavy hitters on board, but I think Richart sounds charming. I love the idea of a hero who is awkward with dating.


Elizabeth H. said...

I love the series! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance to win some goodies!!

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bn100 said...

Nice excerpt

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Sue Sattler said...

I just bought Predatory and I can't wait to get out of work to read it. I just started your series and I can't wait to get Night Reigns, maybe for Mother's Day! :D


Michelle Salas said...

All of the feed back sounds great I wait the read this book.

rachael said...

thanks for the fab giveaway!

Shanean Reed said...

I love the Immortal Guardians series and I can't wait to read Darkness Rises!!

Iris Pross said...

I've read all the books and absolutely love them. Can't wait for Darkness Rises.

Reid Storey said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! nmmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon Fitzgerald said...

Big fan of the series, looking forward to Darkness Rises, roll on october

kaya said...

Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! I'd really like to read Darkness Dawns so... *Finger crossed* :D

jackie said...

Can't wait for the rest of the gang's stories...

tracie2667 said...

Thank you for the giveaway Dianne's books are amazing

Anonymous said...

I love the Immortal Guardians. I have to make myself go to sleep before I can puy these books down!

Debby said...

Wow. some new authors to meet. I love it.
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gamistress66 said...

love the series -- such nice sexy guys (and covers) :)
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amy marie said...

Pick me, Pick me!! Thank you for having the contest.

KMichelleC87 said...

thanks for the giveaway


jmcgaugh said...

I've loved all the Immortal Guardians books, so far, and am looking forward to Richart's and Etienne's stories.
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Jennifer Grabow said...

Can't wait until October! I'm hooked!

Wkonsunshine said...
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Wkonsunshine said...

I love the series so much I have both the e-reader and audio versions of the series. Can't wait for the next book!

oops! forgot my email the first time around:


Linda said...

Love the excerpt =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

Lauren B said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. Looking forward to starting this series.

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Filia Oktarina said...

Love the excerpt. I can't wait to read this book!!

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

This series is the bomb. I have had such great fun reading about these characters.

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Sónia Cristina said...

I already have my Predatory and I'll be in the company of Richart for a little while this weekend.
Thanks, Dianne, for writing such a wonderful series.

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

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Jolene and Family said...

So many great authors in this anthology! I've heard so many good things about Dianne's series, can't wait to get started!!!


Michelle Salas said...

I love when one of the team members leaves a great things about these books they are so good I just love all of them!!!!!!!!

donnas said...

I love her series and cant wait to read Predatory.

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Silverlight said...

I'm looking forward to reading this series.


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Filia Oktarina said...

Hear about this series, but i still have one book from this series. Still waiting another books :)
Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance to win some goodies!!

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