Friday, June 16, 2023

Blog Tour: Excerpt from Rogue Drkness by Dianne Duvall


Immortal Guardians Book 12
by Dianne Duvall
Release Date: June 13th, 2023
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in her “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) and “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.
Immortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.
A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.
Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.


Audible (Narrated by Kirsten Potter) 
Here is a sneak peek:

Excerpt 1
Sean was clinging to her as if he thought she would fall off a cliff if he let go.
“Sean?” she said softly, dread pooling in her stomach.
“Mmm?” Shifting in his sleep, he snuggled closer.
Even with concern crowding her, she felt her pulse pick up at the contact. But now wasn’t the time. “Sean,” she repeated a little louder, not wanting to startle him, yet eager to get some answers.
His muscles tensed. “Nicole?”
“What happened?”
A long moment passed. Then he hugged her even closer, nearly cutting off her breath. “You almost died,” he whispered, his voice hoarse.
A chill skittered through her. “Tell me.”
Without relinquishing his grip, he relayed the events of the previous night.
Nicole had to admit it unnerved her. She had almost died. She’d hoped Sean was exaggerating, but when he went into medic mode…
Yeah. It unnerved her. She swallowed hard. “Well. That didn’t exactly go according to plan, did it?”
“No.” And still, he held her.
“You brought me home after Seth healed me?”
He nodded, his chin brushing the back of her head. “Melanie said you’d be loopy for a while. And I wanted you to be comfortable.”
He’d also apparently felt quite clingy.
She frowned. Or had she felt clingy? Melanie had admitted to saying some pretty personal things to Bastien in front of several other immortals while she’d been under the influence of a bite. Nicole bit her lip as a new concern rose. “I didn’t do anything I should feel embarrassed about, did I?” A vampire’s bite didn’t just leave victims loopy. It could also lower inhibitions.
“Other than ravishing me and stealing my innocence, then farting in your sleep? No.”
She laughed. “I did not!”
“Okay. You didn’t fart in your sleep.”
She grinned. “But I did steal your innocence?”
“No,” he said, injecting his response with amusing petulance. “I kept waiting for you to, but noOo. All you wanted to do was sleep.”
Again she laughed. “I’m serious.”
“You didn’t do anything,” he divulged softly, his voice gaining a somber edge. “You just slept. So deeply I worried that…”
She wouldn’t wake up?
Affection filled her as she patted the hand still cradled against her chest. “I’m okay. I don’t even have a headache.”
A sigh ruffled her hair. “Thank goodness your head is so hard.”
She chuckled.
I hope you’ll enjoy ROGUE DARKNESS!

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance scifi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and timetravel 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 or sign up for her Newsletter. You can also find Dianne online . . .
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Tina said...

Love it ❤️❤️

Anonymous said...

So excited for this!

lindalou said...

I can't wait to listen to it!