Dianne Duvall Guest Post & Giveaway: Friends and lovers


Night Reigns by Dianne DuvallThank you for joining me today!  And thank you, Chelsea, for welcoming me to Vampire Book Club and helping me celebrate the release of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series!

If you’ve read Darkness Dawns, you may have already guessed that I’m a big fan of romances that feature lovers who begin as friends.  In Darkness Dawns, Sarah (a music theory professor) rescues a wounded man she finds staked to the ground practically in her backyard and finds herself thrust into a war that erupts between immortals and vampires.  The Immortal Guardian she rescues, Roland, is determined to protect her from his enemies . . . and not just because she intrigues him and makes his heart beat faster.  The two spend nearly every minute together as they work to identity and battle the Immortal Guardians’ new foe.  Does the physical attraction Sarah and Roland feel for each other grow and develop?  Absolutely.  But so does the friendship they find, deepening into love and adding more flare to the fire, as they learn about each other in the quieter moments.  They share likes and dislikes.  They confide in each other their troubling pasts.  And they joke with and tease each other, delighting in the laughter and smiles they evoke despite the dark enemy intent on killing them.

In Night Reigns, the hero and heroine have a rockier beginning, but still manage to find friendship, then love.  Marcus is an immortal who skates the edge, grieving over the loss of a woman he loved for eight hundred years.  Ami, the heroine, has not only experienced losses of her own, she has suffered a terrible, torturous past . . . so torturous she nearly lost her sanity.  But she has been slowly finding her way back.  Now Seth, the leader of the Immortal Guardians, assigns her to be Marcus’s Second, living with him and assisting him by taking care of business he can’t conduct during daylight hours and backing him up at night when he hunts vampires.  Marcus isn’t thrilled with the situation.  Ami isn’t either, but is determined to do her job, thwarting Marcus at every turn when he tries so hard to avoid her it becomes almost a game.

Marcus can’t resist Ami’s charm.  Though they face an enemy who proves more dangerous than the Immortal Guardians ever could have anticipated, Ami and Marcus still find time to talk and tease, learn each other’s pasts, and find friendship that rapidly deepens into love.

Darkness Dawns

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . .

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible — when it mean forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.

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?

Thank you again for joining me!  I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians as they find friends then lovers while battling maddened vampires and darker, even deadlier foes.


Find Dianne online: her website, her blog, Dianne on Facebook and Dianne on Twitter


Dianne was kind enough to offer a signed copy of either Darkness Dawns or Night Reigns (reader’s choice) to one VBC reader. The contest is open internationally; just be sure to enter by Feb. 6.

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55 Responses to “Dianne Duvall Guest Post & Giveaway: Friends and lovers”

  1. Renee says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Jackie says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  3. Tonya says:

    This series sounds very intriguing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! 🙂

  4. miki says:

    thanks you for your generosity

    all the best

  5. Beach Love Melody says:

    As a reader that enjoys paranormal books, I find these books draw me in. I would love to receive a signed book by Dianna!

  6. Thank you for joining me!
    Tonya and Beach Love Melody, I’m glad I’ve peaked your interest! 😉
    Good luck with the contest!

  7. Tracey D says:

    Just want to show Dianne my support. I loved Darkness Dawns and I have Night Reigns on my nightstand to start this weekend!

  8. Damaris Sanchez says:

    Can’t wait to read it…sounds good.

  9. Oooh, Thank you for this giveaway chance!:) I have the Darkness Dawn book. I would love to get Night Reigns next!

  10. tresa says:

    Love Dianne’s books can’t wait for the next one !!!!

  11. MelissaZ says:

    I broke my rule about not buying any more books with Darkness Dawns. I have a feeling I will succumb with Night Reigns too because I can’t wait to read it!

  12. Kristen Heyl says:

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    sweetreaderma at comcast dot net

  13. cindyg says:

    Awesome series…
    Awesome giveaway…

  14. lucy sinker says:

    Thank you as always.

  15. Liz Semkiu says:

    I absolutely love this series! The stories are great and I highly recommend them! Thanks for the give away!

  16. sooz says:

    This sounds like an awesome series! Thanks for doing the give away!!!

  17. Cate says:

    The book sounds intresting! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. elizabeth gray says:

    Wow, this sounds like a great series. I will have to look for it. Great giveaway.

  19. Ana Torres says:

    Awesome books. I just love books with vamps.. I am hooked.!
    great giveaway.

  20. Michelle Cable says:

    Love the covers & can’t wait to read the stories!!

  21. gail says:

    I am reading Darkness Dawns for a 2nd time. will a 3rd in the series be coming soon? I will read Night Reigns again. You have left so much that can be expanded in the 3rd book. You really know how to start the action and pull the reader in.

    • Wow! Thanks, Gail! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series! Phantom Shadows, Book 3, will be released on October 2nd. It’s Bastien’s story. I hope you’ll like it!

  22. gail says:

    do you have advice for fledgling authors?

    • 1. Persevere. I received many rejection letters before Darkness Dawns landed me the call and a 3-book contract from Kensington. Dozens of agents passed on it. So don’t let it discourage you if the same happens to you. If you have trouble getting an agent, shop your manuscript yourself like I did.

      2. Though I know many writers have mixed feelings about them, writing contests can be a good way to gauge how readers will respond to your work AND can get your manuscript into the hands of editors and agents who are otherwise hard to reach (if you final).

      3. Since I loved it, you might also want to read Stephen King’s On Writing. It’s great for learning the craft. 🙂

      I hope this helps and wish you great success, Gail!

  23. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the chance to win especially from your international fans.

  24. You’re very welcome! Good luck!

  25. Rhiannon says:

    Appreciate the Giveaway! Helps those like me, on Fixed Income/SSI {am Perm & Multi Disabled:Wheelchair/Home-Bound} allowing us to attain books really want to read & enjoy, when normally can’t afford them! Haven’t the 1st in series, but Excerpt/Preview has certainly peaked my interest! Perfect to escape into, while lose myself in, following their journey of magickal romance & adventure in the world of Paranormal, you’ve created! Thx again!
    Warmest Blessings!

    *Paranormal Romance is Magickal*

  26. Elizabeth (BookAttict) says:

    I’m around 100 pages into Night Reigns right now (and loving it so far — probably gonna be one of those “stay up ’til 3am ’cause I GOTTA see what happens” nights!). Of Course, I definitely wouldn’t mind a signed copy for my keeper shelf!!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  27. Tina Rucci says:

    This series sounds awesome, I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Sherrie says:

    Hi, You know I love your books. Patiently waiting on Bastian! NOT! LOL!

  29. SharonS says:

    I haven’t read this series yet! thanks for the give away:)

  30. gail says:

    I have read Stephen King’s on Writing. time to read it again. thanks for the advice

  31. Brenda D. says:

    I would love to win Night Reigns. I just read Darkness Dawns the other day. I can’t wait to find out more about the Immortal Guardians! 😀
    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Gena Robertson says:

    I just found Dianne today! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance – I really stoked about reading this series =)

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