Holiday Foreplay with Dianne Duvall

Posted December 18, 2011 by Carmel in / 16 Comments

Holiday Foreplay @ Rabid Reads

Please join me in welcoming author Dianne Duvall to the blog today! Her latest novel, Night Reigns, was published earlier this month on December 6th. It’s the second installment in her fab Immortal Guardians series.

Dianne Duvall Author Bio

Dianne Duvall earned a BA in English from the University of St. Thomas and has won multiple awards as a romance writer. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns was chosen as a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and as Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. It also received a 4.5-star review from RT Book Reviews and 5-star reviews by Bitten by Paranormal Romance, LovLivLife Reviews, Books and Things, Reading Between the Wines and more. Darkness Dawns is the first in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series in which powerful immortal warriors battle ferocious vampires and face increasingly complex challenges spawned by an escalating number of formidable foes. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, is scheduled for release in December 2011.

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Holiday Shopping With An Immortal Guardian?

Thank you, Carmel, for welcoming me to Rabid Reads and letting me join the fun of your big Holiday Foreplay event! Since I’m also celebrating the release of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, I thought I would let the hero and heroine from the first book, Darkness Dawns, give you a peek into their holiday through an interview. If you’ve joined me on my blog tour, you know Roland and Sarah have been interviewed before. Well, they’ve run into a bit of trouble since then and now are back. 🙂 Sheldon, one of the immortals’ Seconds (a human assistant or guard who aids immortals), has agreed to proffer the questions.

In case you’re new to my 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 properties, as well as the photosensitivity and need for blood, that both possess. Vampires are humans who have been infected with the virus. They suffer 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.

On to the interview:

Todd: Thanks for joining me for a second interview.
Sarah: *smiles* We’re happy to be here.
Todd: I have to admit I was surprised to get your call.
Sarah: *elbows Roland*
Roland: *grunts* We’re happy to be here.
Todd: Really?
Roland: *looks askance at Sarah* Sure.
Sarah: *big grin*
Todd: Okay, what’s going on?
Sarah: What do you mean?
Todd: The only one Roland is ever happy to see and spend time with is you. And your smile, while lovely, is way too bright.
Sarah: *wilts* Okay, here’s the thing. We’re kind of . . . hiding out.
Todd: Why, what did Roland do?
Roland: How do you know I did something?
Todd: Because you’re . . . you. They don’t call you antisocial for nothing. So, what’d you do?
Sarah: I took him Christmas shopping.
Todd: You what?
Sarah: Well . . . I just thought . . . the immortals have all been so sweet and wonderful, welcoming me into the fold . . . and I’ve been trying hard to bring Roland into the fold along with me since he usually lingers on the outskirts . . .
Todd: Roland doesn’t linger on the outskirts. He lingers about a hundred miles beyond the outskirts. So far beyond them, the outskirts can’t even catch a glimpse of him, which frankly, neither the fold nor the outskirts mind.
Roland: *scowls*
Sarah: Anyway . . . while we were shopping–
Todd: Did he hold your purse for you.
Roland: *growls*
Sarah: Don’t poke the bear, Todd. While we were shopping there was an . . . incident.
Todd: Ah, man. He didn’t kill anyone did he?
Roland: You like to live dangerously, don’t you?
Sarah: You see, I know Darnell likes to play video games and wanted to get him some of the newest ones. There was quite a crush, what with Christmas right around the corner, and . . .
Roland: That little snot pushed you.
Sarah: Yes, he did. A boy pushed me.
Roland: He wasn’t a boy. He was twenty if he was a day.
Sarah: It doesn’t really matter. What does is that I would have handled it myself if you hadn’t decided to step in and protect me. You know I can take care of myself.
Roland: *smiles* She can. She kicks ass.
Sarah: Yes, I do.
Roland: I love that about you.
Sarah: I know. And I wish you would have remembered that when that moron shoved me.
Roland: *eyes flash bright amber* He put his hand on you. He’s lucky I let him keep it.
Todd: What exactly did you do?
Sarah: *jerks a thumb in her husband’s direction* That. You know immortals can’t keep their eyes from glowing when they’re in the grips of strong emotion. Well, Roland was furious.
Todd: Oh, boy.
Sarah: And he flashed his fangs.
Todd: Ah, man.
Sarah: And tossed the man across the store as if he were a tennis ball.
Todd: Way to keep a low profile there, chief.
Sarah: Utter chaos ensued. Which led to more shoving and pushing.
Todd: *groans* Come on, man. There must have been children present!
Roland: The children thought it was cool. It was the parents who freaked out.
Sarah: I ended up having to call Richart and have him teleport us out of there. Chris had to send in Cleaners. Seth had to wipe a lot of memories. It was a mess.
Todd: *shakes his head at Roland* You just spread that . . . cheer wherever you go, don’t you?
Sarah: I thought it would be best if we lay low for awhile and do pretty much anything we can to get back on Seth’s good side.
Roland: I don’t think I’ve ever been on Seth’s good side.
Sarah: Yes, but I have, sweetie.
Todd: Okay, well, let’s see if another interview will help. *jumps when Seth appears*
Seth: Really? You can’t even go Christmas shopping without scaring humans?
Todd: I’m out.
Sarah: What about the interview?
Todd: *on his way out the door* Call me tomorrow . . . if you can.

Roland is Marcus’s best friend, so you can see more of him and Sarah in Night Reigns (or as the hero and heroine of Darkness Dawns). If you’d like to know more about the Immortal Guardians crew, I hope you’ll pick up a copy!

Don’t miss my big Kindle Contest. I’m giving away TWO Kindles (or a Kindle Gift Card if you already have one) to celebrate the release of Night Reigns. See my website for details.

Thank you for joining us!



Dianne is giving away a signed copy of Night Reigns to one lucky winner. This giveaway is international. Fill-out the form located at the bottom of this post to enter. Please read my Giveaway Policy before entering.

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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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16 responses to “Holiday Foreplay with Dianne Duvall

  1. it’s a new discovery for me but i’m very tempted thanks you for the international giveaway

    all the best


  2. I can’t wait to read Night Reigns, it looks like a really good story. I loved the first book and am eager to read this one too. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  3. booklover0226: Hi, Tracy! Thanks for joining us! Good luck!

    Dannyfiredragon: I’m so glad you liked Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll enjoy Night Reigns! Good luck!

    miki: Thanks for joining us! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians! Good luck!

    Christina @ Twin Dragons: Yay! I’m glad you liked it! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns! Good luck!

    BLHmistress: LOL! Sounds like a plan. 🙂 Great to see you here! Good luck with the contest!

    June M.: Thanks, June! I hope you’re enjoying the holidays, too! Good luck with the contest!

    Brenda Demko: Thanks, Brenda! I hope you’ll like it! Happy Holidays to you, too! Good luck with the contest!

    Jolene and Family: Thanks for joining us! I hope you’ll like it! Good luck!

    Cathy M: Wow! Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

  4. CONGRATS Dianne on the release of Night Reigns!!! Sounds like a fantastic series! Fun character skit… sounds like Roland and Sarah had quite the Christmas shopping adventure:) Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!!!

  5. Happy Holidays since it’s now 2012.
    I loved, loved the interview. I’m definitely putting these books on my TRL. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. OMG! *fan girl squeal* Dianne, I’m such a huge fan. I loved, loved, loved Darkness Dawns and cannot wait to read Night Reigns. Thank you for this enjoyable little snippet with Sarah and Roland. I look forward to Marcus and Ami’s story:)

    Happy New Year!

  7. Taking it One Book at a Time: I’m so glad you like my series! Thanks for joining us! Good luck!

    *yadkny*: Thank you! I’m glad you liked the interview. Roland is so antisocial I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if he found himself in the midst of a crowd of shoppers. 🙂 Happy New Year! Good luck!

    Carol L.: Happy New Year! I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians! Good luck!

    latishajean: Thanks for joining us! Good luck!

    IdentitySeeker: Wow! Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns! Good luck! And Happy New Year!