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Monday, January 11, 2021

Character Interview: Elaina from The Segonian (Book 2 Aldebaran Alliance) by Dianne Duvall + giveaway

Hello! Thank you for joining me. I’m very happy to be here, celebrating the release of THE SEGONIAN, the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series. If you like sci-fi and paranormal romance novels that are full of action, passion, humor, and happily-ever-afters—not to mention strong heroes who adore strong women—then I think you’ll enjoy this one.

To help you get a feel for some of the characters you’ll encounter in the story, I thought I would borrow Sheldon (a human character from my Immortal Guardians series) and have him interview Eliana, the heroine of THE SEGONIAN:

Sheldon: Hi, Eliana. Thanks so much for doing this interview. Talk about long distance.
Eliana: *laughs* Long distance is right.

Sheldon: The last I heard, you were currently located in a distant solar system. Is that right?
Eliana: Actually we’re between solar systems right now. But yeah, I’m a loooooong way from Earth.

Sheldon: This communication system the Lasarans supplied Seth with is so cool. There’s not even a delay.
Eliana: I know. I love it but have no idea how it works. I think the Sectas designed it. Their technology is amazing.

Sheldon: And they’re another alien race.
Eliana: Yes.

Sheldon: Have you met any of them yet?
Eliana: No. Not yet.

Sheldon: But you’ve met others?
Eliana: Yes. I’ve met Lasarans, Yona, Segonians, and Purvelis.
Sheldon: I am so jealous.
Eliana: *grins* This has been the most remarkable adventure of my life.

Sheldon: Remarkable, but harrowing?
Eliana: *grimaces* Very harrowing at times. But it’s been totally worth it.

Sheldon: I heard Seth say you’re on board a ship called the RANASURA.
Eliana: Yes.

Sheldon: Is that like the alien equivalent of a cruise liner?
Eliana: *laughs* Not even close. It’s a Segonian battleship or warship.
Sheldon: That is so cool.
Eliana: *smiles* I say that a least once a day.

Sheldon: I’ll bet. So the Segonians are allies of the Lasarans?
Eliana: Yes. Like the Lasarans, the Segonians are members of the Aldebarian Alliance.

Sheldon: What are they like?
Eliana: The Segonians? *looks thoughtful* They remind me a lot of my fellow Immortal Guardians. They’re fierce warriors when it comes to battle, but the rest of the time they like to laugh and joke and tease. I love these guys. They’re a lot of fun.

Sheldon: What about the women?
Eliana: I don’t know. I’ve never met one. The crew of the RANASURA is all male.
Sheldon: *stares* Seriously? You’re the only woman on the ship?
Eliana: Yep.

Sheldon: *narrows his eyes* Those guys aren’t getting frisky with you, are they?
Eliana: *grins* Only one. *waggles her eyebrows* And he can get frisky with me all he wants.

Sheldon: *laughs* Yeah. I heard a rumor that you’ve fallen in love.
Eliana: I certainly have. Head over heels.

Sheldon: With an alien.
Eliana: With an alien. *gives him a wry smile* Life can be strange as hell sometimes.

Sheldon: Very strange. *glances around, then leans in and whispers* What’s sex with an alien like?
Sheldon: *intrigued* Really?
Eliana: *grins* No. I can totally describe it. It’s freaking awesome. But I don’t kiss and tell, so you aren’t getting any details.

Sheldon: *chuckles* Fair enough. So what does this alien lover of yours look like?
Eliana: Would you like to see him?
Sheldon: Hell, yes.
[A large form appears behind her.]
Sheldon: Holy sh**!
Eliana: *laughs* I know, right?
Sheldon: That is so cool!
Eliana: *glances up as Dagon moves to stand beside her and rests a hand on her shoulder* You see? I’m not the only one who says that.
Dagon: *chuckles* Apparently not.

[The door to David’s study opens and Seth—the imposing leader of the Immortal Guardians—enters.]

Seth: *stops short and scowls* Sheldon! Did I or did I not tell you that tech is ONLY to be used for essential communication with members of the Aldebarian Alliance?
Sheldon: *sends Eliana a guilty glance* Ummmm…

Seth: Have you communicated with anyone else?
Sheldon: Nnnoooo—
Seth: *narrows his eyes*
Sheldon: —oooobody important. *clears his throat* Just some alien rebel dude.

Eliana: *raises her eyebrows* Do you mean Janwar, the Akseli rebel?
Sheldon: I think so. Does he look sort of like a taller version of Jack Sparrow?
Eliana: Yes! That’s exactly what I thought the first time I saw him! He’s even considered something of a pirate.

Sheldon: Then yeah, I might have chatted with him. *glances at Seth from the corner of his eye* A couple of times. *shifts guiltily* Or maybe more. Now that he’s met Lisa, he’s very curious about Earth women.
Seth: *points to the door* Out. Now.
Sheldon: *leaps up and races for the door* Nice talking to you, Eliana!
I hope you’ll enjoy THE SEGONIAN! 

We are out-of-this-world excited to be celebrating this release from Dianne Duvall with our readers today by participating in the blog tour! THE SEGONIAN is the second book in Dianne's sci-fi romance series, Aldebarian Alliance. Keep reading to find out more about the title below.

The Segonian (Book #2 Aldebaran Alliance) 
By Dianne Duvall
January 19, 2021
Eliana’s life has never been what one might term ordinary. At least, it hasn’t been for a very long time. As a powerful Immortal Guardian, she spends her nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires that most of humanity doesn’t even realize exist. Then an opportunity arises that instantly makes her extraordinary existence seem downright boring. The leader of the Immortal Guardians asks her to guard a group of mortals who are embarking upon a voyage across the galaxy to the planet Lasaran. How could she possibly say no?

In no time at all, Eliana is hurtling through space on board a Lasaran battleship and getting to know not one but two alien races. It’s the most exciting adventure of her long life… until the ship is unexpectedly attacked. Amid the chaos and destruction that follow, she valiantly helps everyone she can before an explosion renders her unconscious. When Eliana awakens, she finds herself alone, floating in space, clad only in a spacesuit, with no ship in sight. Alone—that is—except for the warm, deep voice that carries over the comm in her helmet.

Commander Dagon and the crew of the Segonian battleship Ranasura respond to a distress call from their Lasaran allies and join a massive Alliance-wide search-and-rescue mission. He quickly achieves communication with a lone Earthling female and races toward her. Every time they speak, his fascination with her grows and he becomes more desperate to reach her before her oxygen supply runs out. Her strength, bravery, and humor entice him, even more so when she defies all odds and they meet in person.

As he and Eliana embark upon a quest to find her missing friends, a bond swiftly grows between them that deepens with every laugh and smile and tender touch they share. But they are not the only ones searching for Earthling survivors. When Eliana herself becomes the hunted and their enemies begin to close in, can the two of them fight their way to victory, or will their enemies take everything? 

The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance Book 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 or sign up for her Newsletter. You can also find Dianne online . . .

To celebrate the release of The Segonian Dianne is giving away several Amazon Gift Cards to readers. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter Form linked below. Follow along with the Blog Tour daily for more chances to win. Good luck! 
Tour-Wide Giveaway: 
— (1) $50.00 Amazon Gift Card 
— (2) $25.00 Amazon Gift Card 


  1. LOL! That’s Sheldon getting into trouble as usual! This book has already been pre-ordered by me.

  2. Sheldon's interviews are always the best! I hope that your readers enjoyed this glimpse into The Segonian (01.19.2021). Happy reading! ~ Crystal @ Author's Taproom

  3. Love Sheldon! Excited to read this!

  4. Great cover! Eye catching and intriguing.

  5. omg, it was bad enough having to wait for this one and teasers for even more potential heroes, ugh. lol for sheldon causing trouble :)

  6. OMG I can not wait for the Segonian
    It will be awesome

  7. As always a GREAT Sheldon interview! I can't wait to get my mits on The Segonian!

  8. I love Sheldon! Can’t wait for this book!

  9. Sheldon is awesome - thank you for sharing

  10. Getting really excited for this book to come out

  11. I cannot freakin' wait to read this! I've been worrying about Eliana floating out there in space... and whether her oxygen will last since the last book!

  12. Congratulations on your upcoming release of book two. Awesome!

  13. very excited to actually read this. It sounds like just my kind of book