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Saturday, October 8, 2022

5 Fun Facts About The Akseli (Aldebarian Alliance #4) by Dianne Duvall + giveaway

5 Fun Facts About The Akseli

Hello! Thank you for joining us in celebrating the release of THE AKSELI, the fourth stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series. If you like sci-fi or paranormal romance with strong heroes and kick-ass heroines, action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, fun secondary characters, humor, passion, and happily-ever-afters, then I think you’ll enjoy Eliana and Dagon’s story.

I have been beyond thrilled by the interest the preview of THE AKSELI has sparked. (You can find it here: So today, I thought I would share five fun facts about Janwar and Simone’s story.

Though Simone’s introduction to deep space is intense and her need to seek vengeance very real, there’s quite a bit of humor in THE AKSELI. I always enjoy creating characters who can kick ass but also love to laugh and tease. That description fits Simone perfectly. She is utterly fierce in battle but sparks smiles and laughter from even the most withdrawn character in the book. I hope she and Janwar’s crew will make you laugh, too.

Something happens in THE AKSELI that fans have never seen before in my books. Here’s the only hint I’ll offer: It happens on Promeii 7. Mentioned in passing in previous books, Promeii 7 is the Las Vegas of the galaxy. As one character said in THE PURVELI: “What doesn’t happen on Promeii 7?” Simone will do something there that no other Immortal Guardian in history has, and I had so much fun writing it. ;-)

The Aldebarian Alliance series is tied to my Immortal Guardians series. BUT if you’re new to my work, don’t worry. You don’t have to read the IG books to enjoy the Aldebarian Alliance stories.

I enjoyed the research I had to do for this one. I always try to infuse my books with as much realism as possible, which requires me to explore a wide variety of subjects. For this one, I researched how low or no gravity affects the body (which is trippy), how higher gravity would affect the body, icy moons and the geological formations found on them, the atmospheres of different planets in our solar system (to use as a reference), wormholes, the science of science fiction (what is accurate and what isn’t), futuristic weaponry, and more. I found it all fascinating.

Janwar’s ship is the coolest spaceship I’ve created in the Aldebarian Alliance series. If I had to venture into space, I would definitely want to do so on the Tangata, especially if that voyage included engaging the bad guys in battle. And I’ve really come to love the Tangata’s makeshift-family crew.

Thanks again for joining us! I hope you’ll enjoy THE AKSELI!

The Akseli (Aldebarian Alliance #4)
by Dianne Duvall
October 11th, 2022
Genre: sci-fi romance, genetic engineering, first contact
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?

Audible (Narrated by Kirsten Potter)

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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 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 for more chances to win daily. Good luck!

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Sharon! I hope that your readers enjoy this peek into The Akseli - coming 10.11.22! <3 :)

  2. So excited for this one!! 😍😍

  3. So ready for this book!!
    Cindy Foreman

  4. October 11, can't come fast enough

  5. I didn't know I could possibly get more excited. I can't wait to read what happens on Promeii 7!

  6. Congratulations on your upcoming release of The Akseli, Dianne, I love this series and I can't wait to read this one! I love the cover, too! Good luck with your book and the tour!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a sunshiny day!

  7. Extremely excited for this one!

  8. I'm so excited I can't wait for the release of this book! Currently rereading the entire series in anticipation!

  9. Hi Dianne. From the Philippines, huge fan of your books. Read all your books from GOs, IG & AA many times . Can hardly wait for The Akseli.

  10. I'm looking forward to reading this next chapter in the Aldebarian Alliance.

  11. What a way to kick off the tour! Awesome!

  12. Already preordered, can't wait to read! Love her books.

  13. I’ve enjoyed this series so much and I can’t wait for this one! Thank you for your wonderful books!

  14. I can't wait! Such a tease about Promeii 7 -.- :P

  15. Loving this series and can’t wait to read this counting down the minutes it hits my kindle.

  16. Happy Release Week! The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds really good!

  17. It's really cool that you research actual scientific stuff to create more realistic aspects into your books!