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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Interview: PNR Author Dianne Duvall + giveaway

Sharon: Do you have a favorite romantic song?
Dianne: I actually have many favorites. I love music and will listen to just about any genre of music from any era. But I tend to gravitate toward oldies when it comes to romantic songs. How High the Moon, sung by Pat Suzuki is one favorite. At Last, sung by Etta James is another. I believe Ami enchanted Marcus by singing the latter in Night Reigns

: What kind of paranormal romance hero curls your toes?
Dianne: Honestly, the kind of paranormal romance hero that curls my toes is the kind you’ll find in my novels: a powerful man who adores a strong woman. An honorable hero who will do anything to protect those he loves. I like intense action scenes in my paranormal romance, so the hero has to be able to kick butt. I enjoy the action scenes all the more when the heroine is right there kicking butt with him. The hero has to be smart and have a great sense of humor. Laughter and teasing have always been a big part of my life, so I enjoy heroes (and heroines) who can joke and tease even when circumstances are looking pretty grim. Heroes who embrace love and affection rather than shying away from it (or even running as fast as they can in the opposite direction) are my favorites, too. ;-)

Sharon: What is your favorite romance troupe to read/watch and is it the same as what you like to write?
Dianne: There are two in particular that I’ve always enjoyed: Friends-to-Lovers and Fish-Out-of-Water stories. That’s why you’ll find both in my books. Romance comes in a lot of packages. But I seem to connect more with couples who simply meet, get to know each other, become friends and fall in love than I do with couples who embark upon a more combative relationship. I like affection and teasing banter, like that which Susan and Stanislav and my other Immortal Guardians couples engage in. I’m also always curious to see how people will react to being taken out of their comfort zone or out of their element, so you’ll find that as well in my books. Susan, for example, is definitely taken out of her element in AWAKEN THE DARKNESS. Her quiet life radically changes overnight when she rescues Stanislav. But I love how she handles it.

Sharon: What is one of the most powerful romances you've read/watched? (book/movie/play)
Dianne: That’s a tough one. There have been so many that moved me, both movies and books. But the first movie that comes to mind is The Time Traveler’s Wife. It has the Friends-to-Lovers element that I love so much in romances. It has the Fish-Out-of-Water, too, along with some humor. And there is so much going against Clare and Henry. But their deep, abiding love for each other simply won’t be denied.

Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians #8)
by Dianne Duvall July 10th 2018
Kindle Edition, 414 pages
by Dianne Duvall
Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.

Don't miss a heart-pounding moment of Dianne Duvall's "utterly addictive" Immortal Guardians series!

About the Author:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. 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). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice* Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is 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 vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit You can also find Dianne online . . .

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(1) Immortal Guardians Prize pack
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  1. "Utterly addictive" and "humorous" sound good to me!

  2. Dianne isn't a new to me author, but her books are. I'm going to have to start taking her books out of the library and catching up on the series.

  3. Awesome interview.
    Added to my tbr shelf on goodreads.

  4. I've read several books in this series!

  5. Thank you for having Dianne over today for this awesome Q&A! I hope that your readers enjoy AWAKEN THE DARKNESS - coming July 10, 2018! :) <3


  7. Her books are great!

  8. Can't wait for Awaken the Darkness. It's still so far away lol

  9. Her books always rock! I can't wait to read this one!

  10. For the love of me I have no idea why I haven't read any of her books yet since they are already on my TBR. I need to remedy that soon!

  11. Looking forward to reading The Immortal Guardian Series. Thank you

  12. I'll be eaiting patiently..

  13. interesting interview

  14. gotta love strong heroes who love strong women :)

  15. Friends-to-Lovers is my fav too! Can't wait for this release, dear author. Good luck on the launch and keep writing!

  16. Thanks for sharing. I like both options. Can’t wait for this book. I will no sooner finish it and wonder who will be in the next book and how long until it is released....

  17. This sounds like an amazing series! I love the covers!

  18. I'm a friends to lovers fan too.

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  20. I seriously can not wait for this book