Friday, September 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall

We are excited today to have a character interview with the two main characters from Dianne Duvall's latest book in the Immortal Guardians series, Night Unbound.  Enjoy it after my thoughts on the book!  

Publisher: Kensington Zebra
Date of publication: Septmeber 2014

For centuries, Lisette d'Alen├žon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

My thoughts:
After reading and getting to write my review for the 5th book in the Immortal Guardian series, I found myself at a loss for what to say.  Really, how often can I say the same thing about this series? I feel like I always say the same thing in every review, but  how else can you say, "It was freakin' awesome!"  or "I LOVED IT!!"?  There is really is no other way than just that.

Once again, the book was filled with swoon-worthy alpha male immortals, kick-ass females, humor, sex and lots of hold your breath action scenes. Lissete and Zach were awesome together! There is a new "big bad" to contend with.  AND we learn a bit more about Seth and The Others.   If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for????

Character Interview with Zach and Lisette

Thank you for joining me!  I’m very excited to be here today, celebrating the release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.  I’ve sprinkled my blog tour with character interviews to give readers a glimpse of my Immortal Guardians crew.  Sheldon, one of the immortals’ human assistants (and a favorite of many), has once more volunteered to pose the questions.  Today’s guests are Zach, the dark and powerful winged hero of NIGHT UNBOUND, and Immortal Guardian Lisette, the heroine.

Sheldon:  *stares*

Zach:  *arches a brow*  Why are we just sitting here?

Lisette:  Sheldon is interviewing us for the Network’s newsletter to make the humans who work with us more comfortable around us.

Zach:  Why?  Do they fear you?

Lisette:  I don’t know if fear is the right word.  They’re just . . . uncomfortable around beings whom they know are much more powerful than they are and who have special gifts.

Zach:  Yet, they continue to aid you.

Lisette:  Yes.

Zach:  Yours is a peculiar world.

Sheldon:  *snorts*  And yours isn’t?

Zach:  *narrows eyes*

Sheldon:  *swallows*  Right.  So.  First question.  Zach, are you friend or foe?

Lisette:  Sheldon!

Sheldon:  What?  It’s the first thing people ask when Zach’s name comes up in conversation.  Everyone knows he’s on Seth’s you-know-what list.  So . . . Zach, which are you?  Friend or foe?

Zach:  I believe the jury is still out on that one.

Lisette:  *frowns up at him*  You know, you really don’t help your case when you say things like that.

Zach:  I’m not making a case.

Lisette:  *mumbles something under her breath*

Zach:  I heard that.

Lisette:  *winks*  You were meant to.

Sheldon:  What’d she say?

Zach:  Next question.

Sheldon:  Ooookay.  So, what’s the deal with the shirt?

Zach:  What shirt?

Sheldon:  Exactly.  Why don’t you wear one?  I mean, I know the women all love it.  But I think the married male immortals don’t approve.

Lisette:  *laughs*  Shirts interfere with his wings.

Sheldon:  Does it bother you, Lisette, when other women drool over him?

Lisette:  No.  *links her fingers through Zach’s*  He’s all mine.

Zach:  *smiles and rests their clasped hands on his thigh*

Sheldon:  Wow.

Lisette:  What?

Sheldon:  Nothing.  It’s just . . . Zach can be pretty freaking terrifying.  I didn’t realize he could get such a sappy, lovey-dovey look on his face.

Zach:  *glares daggers at Sheldon*

Sheldon:  Did I say sappy?  I meant . . . intimidating.  Incredibly, intimidating.  Like, make-a-man-wet-his-pants intimidating.

Lisette:  Next question, please.

Sheldon:  Thank you.  So, Zach, where ARE your wings?

Zach:  Tucked away so I can sit comfortably in this chair.

Sheldon:  Can I see them?

Zach:  *sighs and rises, huge dark wings springing into view and spreading to brush the walls on either side of the room*

Sheldon:  Those.  Are.  AWESOME!

Lisette:  Yes, they are.

Zach:  *retracts his wings and reclaims his seat*

Sheldon:  What would you say if someone were to—I don’t know—ask you if you’d let him climb onto your back so you can fly him around like Superman?

Zach:  I would ask him how much he wants to live.

Sheldon:  Right.  It was . . . just a . . . hypotethical.  Anyway.  How did the two of you meet?

Zach:  *smiles*  She kidnapped me.

Sheldon:  No way!  You’re almost as powerful as Seth!  *looks at Lisette with awe*  You really kidnapped him?

Lisette:  *nods*  Roland and Sarah helped me.

Sheldon:  Why’d you do it?

Lisette:  I wanted to—

Zach:  Chain me up and interrogate me . . . among other things.

Lisette:  *blushes*  Don’t make it sound like that!

Zach:  Didn’t you WANT to do other things to me?

Lisette:  Were you reading my thoughts that night?

Zach:  No, but your blush tells me I guessed correctly.

Lisette:  Next question, Sheldon.

Sheldon:  Dude.  She chained you up.  That’s so hot.

Zach:  I agree.

Sheldon:  Great.  Now his eyes are glowing.

Zach:  Perhaps we could continue this interview another time?

Sheldon:  You’re totally going to ask her to chain you up again, aren’t you?

Lisette:  Sheldon!

Sheldon:  Right.  I’m out.  Thanks for the interview.

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the character interview, I love these, they are so funny!

Loved NIGHT UNBOUND, love the series. I adore the sense of family of the Immortals and the Seconds.

Author's Taproom said...

Thank you for hosting Dianne and the gang during the NIGHT UNBOUND blog tour! So glad that you enjoyed the book. :-)

Dianne Duvall said...

Thank you, Kari, for letting me visit again!! I'm so thrilled to hear you enjoyed Zach and Lisette's story! :-)