Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall

Giveaway details:
Ms. Duvall has generously offered one lucky winner a signed copy of her choice of one of the first three Immortal Guardians books + swag. Just leave a comment with a valid email address to enter!.  I'll leave this open until October 14. Good luck!

Author: Diane Duvall
Publisher: Zebra
Date of Publication: October 2012

Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural.
She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it’s not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .

When I finished reading Phantom Shadows, I was sad and happy at the same time.  Happy because I LOVED the book and sad that I have to wait so long for the next one.  Ms. Duvall has done it again.  The third installment in the Immortal Guardian series was just so good. I am so loving this series and the characters. Not only are the books well written, they are filled with action, romance, humor and very hot and sexy immortals!  What's not to love?

Bastien Newcombe has come along way from the first book.  While most of the other Immortals still dislike him, they are slowly starting to trust him.  Dr. Melanie Lipton wants to get to know him a lot better.  I loved these two together.  Melanie is a great match for Bastien.  I loved her forwardness and determination.  It really seemed to throw Bastien for a loop.  In addition to their love story, the rest of the Immortal family plays a big part in this book.  It was nice to see and have the others involved. I won't say how, but Ami plays a huge part.  She is one of my favorites in the series, so I was thrilled she was in the book.

While the ending was a sweet HEA for Bastien and Melanie,  the book left me wanting more!  It's not a cliff hanger in the traditional sense, but having to wait to see how Ami's situation will play out is going to drive me crazy! I did find out that Richart is getting his own novella, In Still Darkness,  in May, 2013 in the anthology, Predatory.  I'll be stalking Amazon for that because it will have to tide me over until Etienne's book comes out in September, 2013.

If you are a fan of paranormal romance or you are looking to try something new, definitely try this series out.  I would recommend reading it in order, so start with Darkness Dawns (my review) and then Night Reigns (my review).  You won't be sorry!

Don’t miss Dianne’s big kindle contest!  In addition to the giveaway here at From the TBR Pile, she’s giving away THREE Kindles (or Kindle Gift Cards if you already have one) to celebrate the release of PHANTOM SHADOWS.  Click on the banner for details!

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Danni T said...

I can't wait to read this book. I've been waiting for Bastien's story. I loved Marcus's book and the closer look we got of Bastien. Thanks for the chance to win.

Na said...

I know what you mean about books that make you both sad and happy. Congrats to Dianne on her latest release which sounds very good!


Blodeuedd said...

I saw this on twitter :)
If open to all then I am so in, I'd love to begin this series

booksforlife01 (at gmail dot com)

booklover0226 said...

I am excited about Bastien's story, too. Like Dianne's other books, I know this will be filled with with adventure, humor, and hot, hot scenes!

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

donnas said...

I loved the first book. Cant wait to read the other two.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)
Thanks for the giveaway!

best wishes, Linda

Elizabeth H. said...

I absolutely LOVE this series! Thanks for the chance to win!!

ehaney578 at aol dot com

kazza16 said...

This series ROCKS!! Thank you so much for a fantastic giveaway!!

Lisa M. Collins said...

Waiting for each new arrival is sweet torture...ahhhh.

Lisa said...

This series sounds great! I love finding new authors, to me, to read. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Dianne, congrats to the new release. Loved the first two books of the series

Unknown said...

Dianne - Congrats on the new release! I loved the previous books and can't wait to read this!
Thanks for the giveaway!

kcnrhtx (at) charter (dot) net

leann said...

Looking forward to another great read!! Thanks for the giveaway! Leann

Donna said...

No doubt about it, Great Book. I didn't want to put it down. Now I have to wait until the next book comes out.

Texas Book Lover said...

Excited to read this next book in the series. I loved the first two!

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

N.J.Walters said...

Reading Phantom Shadows now and loving it!

Krissys Books said...

Dianne always leaves you wanting more!! I love Dianne! :)

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Lauren B said...

Read book #1. Can't wait to continue with the series.

Thanks for the giveaway.

ljberma01 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Glad to have found you.. added to my TBR can't wait to read it
Alison (

SacredmOOn said...

Ooooh, I have Darkness Dawns sitting on my bookshelf as we speak. I need to get to it soon! Congrats on the newest release Dianne! Wonderful review! I'm glad the second book is as good as the first. :)
Thank you for the chance to win the sequel!
DeAnna Schultz
sacredmoon1 (at) gmail (dot) com

*yadkny* said...

I haven't started this series yet, but would love to! The reviews have been amazing on this one. Thanks for the giveaway!!!