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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Blog Tour: Excerpt from The Akseli by Dianne Duvall

We're so excited to share with you an out-of-this-world new release from Dianne Duvall! The Akseli, the fourth novel in the Aldebarian Alliance series, is available at your favorite online retailer October 11th, 2022! Order your copy on Amazon now! 


The Akseli
(Aldebarian Alliance #4)
by Dianne Duvall 

Release Date: October 11th, 2022
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action and humor.

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she'd hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she's thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince's ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors' world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?


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She laughed as they left the lounge and headed toward the area sporting the crew’s sleeping quarters.
 
Janwar’s heartbeat increased when Simone took his hand in hers and squeezed it.
 
“This has been such an amazing day,” she said, “that I admit I’m sad to see it end.”
 
He was, too. “You must be tired, though, after the big battle.”
 
She tilted her head first one way, then the other, considering it. “Maybe a little.”
 
Their steps slowed as they turned onto the corridor their respective rooms were on.
 
“Do you know what my favorite part was?” she asked.
 
“Of the day or the battle?”
 
“The day.”
 
“The battle,” he answered with a grin.
 
“Nope. Guess again.”
 
Hmm. “The stroll in the park?”
 
“Nope, but that was a close second. Guess again.”
 
He’d thought for sure it would be one of those two. “Visiting a bar full of aliens on an alien planet?”
 
“Nope. But damn, I had a big day today, didn’t I?”
 
He laughed as they halted outside her door. “Very big. What was your favorite part?”
 
She stepped closer, tilting her head back to smile up at him. “The good-luck kiss you gave me.”
 
Surprise swept through him, followed closely by desire as he recalled the feel and taste of her. “What?”
 
“I’m not used to being the aggressor,” she confessed softly. “There aren’t many female Immortal Guardians on Earth. And breaking up with someone you know you’ll run into over and over again for hundreds or thousands of years afterward can be awkward, so we females tend to be very careful not to do anything that would invite amorous attention.” She inched closer. “I haven’t… dated in a very long time, Janwar. I’m out of practice, behind the times, and honestly don’t know what the hell I’m doing.”
 
She was setting him on fire. That’s what she was doing.
 
His heart began to batter his ribs. “What do you know?”
 
Amber light flared to life in her alluring brown eyes. “That I want another kiss.”
 
Srul, yes. Dipping his head, he pressed his lips to hers. Not with the desperation he’d felt the first time he’d kissed her, but with the same wonder he’d seen on her face in the park.
 
Simone—the remarkable woman he already cherished as a friend and whose company he constantly craved—wanted him.
 
Him.
 
Her lips were soft and warm beneath his, the kiss they shared gentle and full of affection.
 
He drew back just enough to break the tantalizing contact and stared down at her.
 
“Magnificent,” she whispered.
 
He chuckled, amused by the description he’d applied to himself earlier to make her laugh.
 
“I am so drawn to you,” she said with a smile.
 
What those words did to him.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance sci‐fi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and time‐travel romance series.  The Lasaran, the first book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a #1 Audible Mover & Shaker. The Segonian, the second book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a Barnes&Noble Top Indie Favorite. Audible chose Awaken the Darkness as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romance Audiobooks of 2018. Reviewers have called Dianne's books "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), “extraordinary" (Long and Short Reviews), and "wonderfully imaginative" (The Romance Reviews). Dianne's books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. And her audiobooks have been awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence. 

Dianne's books have all appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and/or Kobo Bestseller lists.  The first book in Dianne's The Gifted Ones series, A Sorceress of His Own, is a prequel of sorts to Darkness Dawns. A USA Today bestseller, A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that was awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence and was an Audie Finalist. The second book in the series, Rendezvous With Yesterday, is a time travel romance that won the GraveTells Readers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romance. 

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-winning 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 has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the psychotic vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com or sign up for her Newsletter. You can also find Dianne online . . .

To celebrate the release of The Akseli, Dianne Duvall will be giving away a Prize Pack to (2) two separate readers (US only please) AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card to (2) two separate readers! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in this post. Follow along with the Blog Tour at DianneDuvall.com for more chances to win daily. Good luck!

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5 comments:

Crystal@DianneDuvall.com said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Kari! I hope that your readers enjoy this peek into The Akseli - available now > https://amzn.to/3ECOvtl! <3 :)

Anonymous said...

So excited to start reading it! ❤️

Arcadia said...

I always enjoy a Dianne Duvall book.

Deborah Calvert said...

So excited this book is now available

Buffy Kennedy said...

I'm loving the book so far!