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Saturday, September 23, 2017

5 Reasons You'll Love Aidan from Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway




Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love Aidan


Hello! Thanks for joining me!  I’m happy to be here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club, celebrating the release of BLADE OF DARKNESS, the seventh book in my Immortal Guardians series.  (If you’re new to the series, don’t worry.  The books can be read as stand-alones.  You’ll just be more familiar with the secondary characters if you read them in order.)  

Today I thought I would help you get to know Aidan, the hero, by giving you five reasons Dana fell in love with him . . . along with some snippets from the story that I hope will pique your interest.


1 - He’s tall, dark, and handsome.

The man who stood just inside the door had to be three or four inches above six feet. His thick black hair was short and so wavy it almost curled. But it by no means lent him a feminine air. His strong jaw bore just a hint of a five-o’clock shadow. Deep brown eyes captured hers and sparkled with amusement beneath dark brows.

Because she was drooling over him?

She let her gaze dip lower.

What woman wouldn’t drool over him? He was freaking hot.

A black T-shirt stretched taut over broad shoulders, revealing a very muscled chest and thick biceps. Casual black slacks hugged slim hips, what she guessed would be a really nice ass if he turned around, and muscular thighs.

His lips stretched in a friendly smile. “Good evening.”

His lovely bass voice flowed through her like hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night.

Straightening, she struck a dramatic pose and touched her fingertips to one temple in much the same way Shawn Spencer did in the television series Psych. “Aidan O’Byrne?” she intoned.

His smile broadened, revealing straight white teeth. “Aye. Let me guess. You saw me coming.”

Grinning, she abandoned her pose and shrugged. “Kind of hard not to when you make an appointment.”

He laughed. “Would you be the charming lass I spoke with over the phone then?”

Damned if she didn’t feel a little blush of pleasure heat her cheeks as she strode forward and offered her hand. “That would be me.” And his accent was even sexier in person. “Dana Pembroke.”

He took her hand in his much larger one and brought it to his lips for a kiss. “It’s a pleasure to meet you.”


2 - He loves strong women.

Offering Dana a smile, he extended his hand in front of her, palm up, silently asking her to relinquish her weapon. 

Narrowing her eyes in displeasure, she handed him the tranquilizer gun.

Damn, he loved her. There really didn’t seem to be anything she wouldn’t do or anyone she wouldn’t take on to protect him. That was actually a little terrifying.


3 - He’s passionate.

Dipping his head, he touched his lips to hers.

Her breath caught. Her heart stopped, then began to pound in her chest so loudly she wondered if he could hear it.

He tilted his head, increased the pressure. And that first tentative caress soon became a fiery exploration that made her whole body burn.

Dropping her purse and keys, Dana slid her arms around him and flattened her hands on the muscles of his broad back. A deep rumble of approval emanated from him as she leaned into his hard form, pressing her beasts to his chest and washboard abs.

Never had she been so turned on by a kiss.


4 - He has a very appealing sense of humor.

“Great,” Dana groused a she stomped into the bathroom with a pile of clothes tucked under one arm. “Don’t worry about the nutcase who’s trying to kill you. Worry about pissing off the great and powerful Oz.” She slammed the door behind her.

Laughing, Aidan grabbed a couple of katanas.

The bathroom door eased open enough for Dana to poke her head out. She sent him a rueful smile. “Sorry. The whole I’m not a morning person thing might have been a bit of an understatement.”

Closing the distance between them, he pressed a quick kiss to her lips. “You’ve gotten very little sleep in the past forty-eight hours. And I think you’re cute when you’re cranky.”

She laughed. “Then maybe you’re the nutcase.”

Aidan chuckled.


5 - He’s honest.

Dana picked up her fork and speared some salad. “So.” Tucking the crunchy veggies in her mouth, she chewed and swallowed. “You’re smitten with a psychic, are you?”

Relief smoothed the lines in Aidan’s brow. His lips tilted up. “Very much so.”

“Because of the visions?” she asked, trying not to blush.

His smile grew as he picked up his own fork. “I was smitten before the visions. The visions just gave me hope that you might one day be smitten, too.”

And damned if her heart didn’t give a little jump in her chest. “Don’t read my thoughts!”

He chuckled. “I won’t. I’m afraid if I do, I’ll find you trying to think of a diplomatic way to end our date early.”


I admit, Aidan’s ability to kick ass was among my original top five things you’ll love about him, but the examples I most wanted to share for that one all contained spoilers for fans of the series. LOL. 

I hope you’ll enjoy Aidan and Dana’s story! ☺




28700596Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #7
Releasing September 19th, 2017
Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember.  But she never saw Aidan coming.  When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion.  Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed.  Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him.  The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed.  While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?



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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 DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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8 comments:

Emma Toole said...

Great article. I loved the responses

Katie Welks said...

Love Aiden!!

Rachel Richardson said...

Love it!

gamistress66 said...

not to mention that Scottish accent ;)

rae daniels said...

Awesome.

Jacklynn Sizemore said...

Love it!!

Rebecca said...

Aidan is one of my favorites!! So happy he's finally found his eternal love match ❤️

Dianne Duvall said...

Thanks, Emma!

So glad you like Aidan, Katie! He's such a fun character to write. :-)

Thank you,Rachel!

LOL, gamistress66.

Thanks, rae!

Thank you, Jacklynn!

Thanks, Rebecca! I admit I've been wanting him to find his match ever since I wrote the "lotto" scene in Night Unbound. :-)

And thank you, Crystal, for everything! <3