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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians Book 10) by Dianne Duvall + giveaway

Top 5 Favorite Vampire Myths

Hello! Thank you for joining us in celebrating the release of BROKEN DAWN, an exciting new stand-alone novel in my Immortal Guardians series. If you’re new to the series, don’t worry. You will not be lost at all if you pick up this book or audiobook. Even IG fans haven’t met Nick or Kayla yet. ;-) So if you enjoy paranormal stories that feature lots of action, passion, humor, and romance, I think you’ll like BRPKEN DAWN.

Since my Immortal Guardians spend their nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires, I thought I would share my Top 5 Favorite Vampire Myths:

Vampires are dead. Or undead.
Neither vampires nor immortals are dead or undead in my series. Rather, they’re infected with a very rare symbiotic virus that behaves like no other on the planet. So they breathe, they eat, they drink, and—in the case of my immortals—razz each other and fall in love.

Garlic harms or repels them.
My guys love food flavored with plenty of herbs and spices, so if you hold out a fistful of garlic, they’re more likely to salivate while their stomachs growl than they are to cringe away from it. 

Sunlight harms them.
This, alas, is true for both the vampires and many of the Immortal Guardians in my series. Vampires tend to fare far worse when touched by the sun because they lack the advanced DNA Immortal Guardians possess—advanced DNA that protects them from the more corrosive aspects of the virus and allows the elders to spend more time in the sun. But even the younger immortals who must forgo sunlight don’t burst into flames when they find themselves bathed in it. Instead they pinken, blister, then worse if they don’t quickly seek shelter. :-)

Vampires need to drink blood to survive.
I admit this one has always grossed me out a bit. Fortunately, my Immortal Guardians and vampires don’t consume blood. They do, however, require frequent transfusions. During their transformations, the peculiar symbiotic virus that infects them causes them to grow retractable fangs they can use to siphon blood directly into their veins, whether the source is a person or a blood bag. 

Vampires are cold and morose.
I grew up watching vampire movies. And the vampires in them more often than not bore unusually cold skin and tended to be very grim or morose. Well, not my guys. LOL. The women who have fallen in love with my Immortal Guardians can assure you that their skin is plenty warm and the men themselves—even the antisocial one *cough* Roland *cough*—enjoy laughing and teasing and loving. They can also be very passionate and don’t shy away from relationships. ;-) 

Thanks again for joining us! I hope you’ll enjoy Nick and Kayla’s story!

by Dianne Duvall
June 16, 2020
374 pages
Delve into an exciting new stand-alone novel in New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly), "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.

Nick Belanger can't stop thinking about the single mother who lives next door. She's smart. She's funny. She's so beautiful he can't stare at her too long for fear his eyes will start to glow. But Kayla thinks he's just an ordinary guy who works in security. Finding out he instead is a powerful immortal warrior who hunts and slays psychotic vampires for a living may not go over well, particularly since she has a daughter she doesn't want to endanger.

Kayla Dorman can keep neither her gaze nor her thoughts from straying to the man next door. Who can blame her really? He is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome with smart, charming, and honorable thrown in. He's also a few years younger than her and surely would not be interested in a single mom who hasn't dated since her divorce. At least that's what she thinks until an accident nearly takes her life and Nick risks all to save her.

The dynamics of their relationship swiftly change. The friendship they've developed over the years deepens into love as the two spend every minute they can together, laughing and teasing, never suspecting a threat may lurk in the shadows. But that threat soon strikes, making it clear that Nick is the target and his enemy doesn't care if Kayla gets caught in the cross fire. Though Kayla bravely rises to the occasion and is determined to do whatever it takes to help Nick defeat his enemy, Nick is terrified of losing her. Can he identify and eliminate his new nemesis before the man takes everything from him?

Kindle —
Available on Release Day

The Immortal Guardians Series:
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) —
Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2) —
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3) —
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5) —
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) —
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) —
Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5)
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) —
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 7) —
Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 8) —
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 9) —
Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians Book 10) —

Aldebarian Alliance Series:
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1) —

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. I admit I haven't read this series lately; I do have the first 4 books and enjoyed them; not sure why I didn't continue...

  2. Thanks for taking time to share your book with us and it's always a pleasure in our family to learn about a new one.

  3. I've got to get back into this series. I think I stopped with 7, just switched to UF and cozy mysteries need to circulate in some more PNR again.

  4. I have to admit, I am a garlic fan as well! lol Thank you for sharing, Sharon. I hope that your readers enjoyed this look into Broken Dawn - out June 16th! Happy reading. ☺ - Crystal @ Author's Taproom

  5. Love this series! Can't wait to read it!

  6. I really LOVE this series. I like how the vampires and Immortals differ from other franchises. Can't wait to read this one.

  7. Such great tidbits!
    I LOVE the mention eggplant parmigiana in (Book1)

  8. Roland "cough"!! Lol. Love this series!!

  9. This is one on my favorite series. I’m not sure if that’s just due to Dianne’s writing however because her narrator is absolutely spectacular. Sometimes the narrator makes the book. One day I’ll have to actually read the series instead of listening to it.

  10. This looks like it will be a very good book.

  11. I'm so excited to meet new characters in this amay world Dianne has created.

  12. I have inhaled every one of Dianne's books and can't wait to read Broken Dawn! And love the Vampire Myths post...