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Friday, September 19, 2014

Blog Tour: NIGHT UNBOUND by Dianne Duvall (#Interview & #Giveaway)



Immortal Guardians number 5! Hello vampires and paranormal romance and welcome Dianne Duvall!

Thank you, Lexi!  I’m thrilled to be here!  AND I have exciting news to share.  I just found out that NIGHT UNBOUND hit the USA TODAY Bestseller list!  Thanks so much, everyone who picked up a copy and helped it get there!

Lexi: Book five! What an accomplishment, congrats on the release! When you started out with Darkness Dawns did you know you would bring the series this far?

I did.  From the very first, I envisioned the Immortal Guardians’ overall series arc as a snowball rolling downhill.  Bastien, the villain of DARKNESS DAWNS (and later the hero of PHANTOM SHADOWS), started the ball rolling when he raised an army of psychotic vampires, intending to destroy the Immortal Guardians, and enlisted the aid of Dr. Montrose Keegan.  Dr. Keegan then kept the ball rolling in NIGHT REIGNS with his own quest for vengeance by drawing mercenaries into the mix.  The enemies rising up against the Immortal Guardians have grown larger and larger ever since, the dangers they pose increasing exponentially.  And, as some of my Immortal Guardians continue to point out, it can all be traced back to Bastien.

What I DIDN’T know when I wrote DARKNESS DAWNS, however, was whom each book would feature as hero and heroine or how some of those characters would change.  I usually don’t know who the hero and heroine of the next book will be until I’m nearly finished with my current manuscript.  And a few characters have really surprised me, including Zach, the hero of NIGHT UNBOUND.

Lexi: Your Immortal Guardians series brings your own twist on vampires, which is great by the way. And in Night Unbound you bring us the female guardian, Lisette. Has Lisette been patiently waiting for you to tell us her story?

Lisette never actually expected to find a HEA of her own.  She was too beset by guilt over accidentally transforming her brothers.  Then Richart and Étienne both found love and . . . Lisette captured and chained up Zach.  I think her fascination with him began even before that little interrogation, though.  And, when Zach saved her life shortly thereafter, Lisette not only wanted to seek a HEA after with him, she insisted that her story be told next.  ☺

Lexi: I love when a series flips the sexes of the beings or group that is featured so I can’t wait to check out Lisette’s story! Oh and her hunky outcast - Zach. Oh those loner bad boys and us women who can’t deny them. What is it about this solitary male that pulled you under his spell enough for you to give him Lisette?

I blame Ami and her lollipops.  For those who are unfamiliar with the series, Ami is a character who was introduced in DARKNESS DAWNS when the two eldest Immortal Guardians rescued her from a facility in which she had been tortured for several months.  She recovered eventually, beneath the Immortal Guardians’ care, and went on to become the fiercest mortal fighter in the series.  But she still suffers some vulnerabilities ingrained in her by her brutal past.  Which brings me to Zach.  When I introduced Zach—a very powerful, winged immortal who has lived thousands of years—I intended for him to remain a sort of shadowy background figure throughout the series, sometimes seeming more foe than friend to the Immortal Guardians.  Then Ami sought Zach out, after he suffered torture of his own, and offered him solace . . . along with two lollipops.  Zach’s reaction fired my imagination and drove me to tell his story.

Lexi: Word in the publishing world is that paranormal is on the way out and everyone is looking for contemporary. What’s your take on that theory?

This is actually my first time hearing it, but I’m not concerned.  Paranormal romances routinely hit the bestseller lists, which—to me, at least—seems to indicate that interest hasn’t dwindled.  And paranormal romance authors are constantly finding ways to make the genre new again.  So I know I certainly will never tire of it myself.  ☺

Lexi: I know this reader will always be hooked on paranormal and I am excited for your release of Night Unbound!! Thanks for stopping by to talk with us about it Dianne! And please, keep bringing us paranormal romance!

Thanks so much 






Title: Night Unbound 
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Publication: September 2nd 2014 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420129805
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Praise for the Immortal Guardians series:
"Duvall is a major player." --RT Book Reviews
"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review
"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns
"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for--and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he'll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting, and poetry writing. Darkness Dawns, the first book in her Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews. Night Reigns, the second book in the series, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining 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 once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.







1st Prize – 1 Winner
$25 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize – 2 Winners
Autographed copy of DARKNESS RISES, tote bag, and swag
3rd Prize – 3 Winners
Autographed paperback of winner’s choice from backlist + Immortal Guardians Swag Pack
4th Prize – 5 Winners
Immortal Guardians Swag Pack
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2 comments:

Rita said...

Im so excited for this book to come out. One of my favorite paranormal series. Dianne, you the bomb!

Renald said...

I love the cover and the book sounds interesting too.Deb P