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Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway- Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall

Today we have author, Dianne Duvall, who is promoting her second book, Night Reigns.  Welcome Dianne!

Giveaway Details:
Ms. Duvall has kindly offered one signed PB copy of Night Reigns.  This is open internationally.  Just leave your name and a valid e-mail address to enter.  This will be open until December 13, 2011.  Tweet or post on Facebook and leave the link for an extra entry.  Good Luck!!   (Also check out Ms. Duvall's own contest at the end of this post)

Author: Dianne Duvall
Publisher: Zebra
Date of Publication:  December 2011





My thoughts:

If you read my review on Darkness Dawns, you should remember how much I loved it.  Night Reigns was just as good, if not better.  I loved this book.  Marcus and Ami are so right for each other.  I loved their easiness with each other. I loved that there was no angst. Ami is just too cute and could melt anyone's heart.  While there is a lot of romance, Night Reigns also has its share of action scenes.  The fight scenes are exciting and I found myself holding my breath a time or two.


There is a lot more information in the second book. You get to know the Immortals a little more.  While I was happy to know more about them, there are still many mysteries to unfold.  Such as, who and what is Seth really?  Who is the mysterious woman that Richart is enamored with?  And is Bastien really on the Immortals' side?  I can't wait for the next book to come out!  Go out and get this book now, you won't regret it!

Dianne Writes: 

Thank you, Kari, for letting me visit your fantastic blog!   I’m very happy to be here at From the TBR Pile!  To celebrate the release of Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, I thought it would be fun to post an updated Immortal Guardians Handbook with new characters, new quotes, and more.   Whether this is your first time hearing about my series or you’ve read a book or two, I hope you’ll enjoy it!
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An Updated
Immortal Guardians
Handbook
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Books

    

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.



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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Terms of Interest

Gifted Ones: Men and women born with unusual talents and abilities (healing, telepathy, shape shifting, telekinesis, teleportation, etc.) as a result of far more complex DNA than that of ordinary humans.
Immortals (Immortal Guardians): Gifted ones who have been infected with a rare symbiotic virus that first conquers, then replaces their immune system, lending them incredible strength, speed and longevity. Unfortunately, it also leaves them vulnerable to sunlight and in need of regular infusions of blood.
Vampires: Ordinary human men and women who have been infected with the same rare symbiotic virus that infects immortals. Because they lack the advanced DNA of gifted ones (which mutates the virus into something less corrosive), they suffer brain damage from the virus’s continuous assault and rapidly descend into madness.
The Network: A network of humans amassed over the centuries to aid the Immortal Guardians. The employees range from Seconds (personal assistants and guards of individual immortals) to cleaners (those who “clean up” the messes immortals sometimes leave behind when hunting vampires) to doctors and scientists who are searching for a cure for the virus or at least some way to prevent the brain damage that occurs in vampires.

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Cast of Characters

Seth: The eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian . He possesses all of the paranormal abilities the others boast combined and then some. As their self-proclaimed leader, he considers it his responsibility to seek out all newly transformed immortals, ease their transition into their new life, train them, guide them, give them a new purpose and, if necessary, punish them should they stray from the boundaries he sets for them.
David: The second eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian . Like Seth, he considers all Immortals and their Seconds family and opens his homes to them, aiding them in any way he can and putting their safety and happiness above his own.
Roland Warbrook: A nine-hundred-and-thirty-six-year-old immortal born with the ability to heal with his hands. Betrayed one too many times in the past by those he loved the most, he now distances himself from relationships of any kind and trusts no one . . . until Sarah charges into his life.
Sarah Bingham: A music theory professor at UNC Chapel Hill. The spring semester has ended and her only desire is rest and relaxation . . . until she finds Roland staked to the ground, being tortured by two others, in the meadow behind her home and uses her trusty shovel to liberate him, becoming the target of a vicious vampire army.
Bastien (Sebastien Newcombe): Roland’s nemesis. He has done what was previously considered impossible — raised a vampire army large enough to pose a serious threat to the Immortal Guardians — and intends to eradicate them one victim at a time while pursuing a personal vendetta against Roland.
Marcus Grayden: An eight-century-old immortal who disregards Roland’s reclusive disposition and calls him friend. After he loses the woman he has loved for eight centuries, his behavior becomes so erratic that Seth assigns him a new Second . . . one who proves to be immensely distracting and turns his world upside down.
Amiriska (Ami): A mysterious woman of unknown origins Seth and David rescue from a facility heavily guarded by either the military or mercenaries.  Though she continues to fight the fear instilled in her by her captors, she nevertheless more than holds her own in battle as Marcus’s Second and charms him out of his grief.
Darnell: David’s Second and a close friend of Ami.
Chris Reordon:  The head of the East Coast division of The Network in the United States, who has friends and contacts in very interesting places.  He takes his job — protecting the immortals and all of the humans who work for him — very seriously and constantly guards against potential threats.
Vincent, Cliff, & Joe:  Vampires who once followed Bastien and now work with The Network.  All three are struggling to stave off the madness and hope the Network will be able to cure them.
Dr. Lipton:  A doctor at The Network who works closely with the vampires and, occasionally, with the immortals.

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Favorite Quotes Darkness Dawns

“Beautiful, brave and possessed of violent tendencies. I like her.” 

Marcus
“I’m not antisocial. I just want to be left alone.” 

Roland
“I may be small, but I can put away a lot of food.”
 
Sarah
“What are you high? You just told me my hair is beautiful.” 

Seth
“Speaking of bloodbaths, what happened at the meeting?” 

David
“You stabbed me in the ass?”
Bastien
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Favorite Quotes Night Reigns

“What did you think I would do? Ask her if I could braid her hair 
after we gave each other facials and painted our toenails?”
Marcus
“You make me burn. And I've been cold for so long.”
Marcus
“I can love Ami and kick ass at the same time. I'm multifunctional.”
 
Marcus
“Dab, Abi. How cad you turd me od whed my face feels like it just exploded?”
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. 

Dianne's Website:  http://www.dianneduvall.com

Thank you for joining us!  Have a wonderful week!

Dianne Duvall

10 comments:

cherthib said...

Cherity Thibodeaux
ctibby73@yahoo.com.
I really want to read this series!!!!!

Patricia said...

I loved Roland and Sarah story and I can't wait to read this book. I want more information on the young lady Seth and Marcus rescued.

Email is patti1075@gmail.com

Kat McCarthy said...

I loved Darkness Dawns and am about half way through Night Reigns on Kindle. Would love to have a signed copy!!

Kat McCarthy
katmccarthy2008@gmail.com

booklover0226 said...

I really enjoyed reading Darkness Dawns and can't wait to read Night Reigns.

I love the quotes, especially the ones made by Bastien and Roland.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

mirrormera92 said...

Nice giveaway and awesome post! I'd love to read this book and this series. BTW loved the quotes!

~Mera Sampson

mirrormera92 at aol dot com

Danielle Gorman said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I can't wait to read this book. I'm dying to see what going to happen in this book.

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Bama said...

great interview! :)

Dianne Duvall said...

Cherity Thibodeaux: I hope you’ll like it! Good luck with the contest!

Patricia: You’ll learn many of Ami’s secrets in Night Reigns. AND see Roland and Sarah again. :-) Good luck!

Kat McCarthy: Yay! I’m so glad you liked Darkness Dawns and are enjoying Night Reigns! Good luck with the contest!

booklover0226: Hi, Tracy! Glad you liked the quotes! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns! Good luck!

mirrormera92: I’m so glad you liked them! I hope you’ll like the series! Good luck with the contest!

Danielle Gorman: Hi, Danielle! I hope you’ll like it! Good luck!

Bama: Thanks! Good luck with the contest!

BookAttict said...

Loved Darkness Dawns & can't wait to read Night Reigns! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Elizabeth (BookAttict)
elizabeth@bookattict.com

winnie said...

I've heard great things about the first book in the series. I would love to read these. Thanks for the giveaway!

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