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Monday, August 12, 2019

#Interview with author Dianne Duvall of Death of Darkness + #Giveaway

Delve into the most eagerly anticipated book in New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) Immortal Guardians series - available August 20, 2019!




Lexi: It’s almost HERE! Dear reader, did you know? Book 9, Seth’s book, of the Immortal Guardians series is almost HERE! And we are lucky enough to have the author, Dianne Duvall, back to talk about it! Welcome, Dianne!

Dianne: Thank you, Lexi! I’m so happy to be here. I always enjoy chatting with you. And thank you for helping me celebrate the big release.


Lexi: Seriously, we don’t mean to give you a complex, and we do remember when you stopped by last summer and mentioned you were going to be nervous about releasing Seth’s book, but it is Seth and he’s the leader of the Immortal Guardians! Ahhhh!!! So, did we freak you out even more? Are you as nervous as you expected you’d be?

Dianne: Yes! And you’re still freaking me out! LOL! Seth’s book is by far THE most requested book of both series. (For those who are new to my books, I also write a medieval and time-travel romance series—The Gifted Ones—in which Seth and a couple of other immortals who have lived long enough to do so made an appearance.) Readers have been asking me to write Seth’s story ever since Darkness Dawns released. And I know all of them have created images in their minds of what they think the perfect woman for him will be like. So… yes. I’ve been very nervous. Fortunately, some review quotes have already begun to trickle in and have put my mind at ease, allowing excitement to creep back in. Now I can’t wait to hear what everyone else thinks. :-)


Lexi: From our standpoint, there’s nothing to be nervous about when it comes to any Immortal Guardian’s release because they’re all incredible reads. Especially Seth’s story, who we met way back in book one. How long have you known how Seth’s story would turn out and/or how long have you been waiting to write his HEA?

Dianne: Thank you! I’ve actually wanted to write Seth’s book ever since I wrote A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN, the first book in The Gifted Ones series. Though that book released later than the first books in my Immortal Guardians series, I actually wrote it first. And Seth intrigued me from the very beginning. I’ve always known what the heroine he would fall for would be like. (I wanted her to be exactly what he needed.) And scenes from his book have been writing themselves in my head for years, particularly those that I anticipate will either make readers laugh out loud or make their jaws drop.


Lexi: Seth is the leader, the ultimate protector of his family, so there was no question that his HEA would be someone strong. Was there anything about Leah that surprised you as you were writing DEATH OF DARKNESS, or did she come to you fully formed with a spine of steel?

Dianne: She pretty much came to me fully formed with a spine of steel. Her strength, her personality, her entry into Seth’s life, and the role she plays in his book have all been building in my imagination for a long time. I was so happy to finally write it down. And I had a LOT of fun with the Immortal Guardians’ reactions to Seth—their immensely powerful leader—falling for her. Leah may not have surprised me, but her interactions with Seth and his Immortal Guardians certainly entertained me.


Lexi: Dianne, we are so excited for the release of DEATH OF DARKNESS and we’re so glad you stopped by the blog to celebrate with us. Cheers to the release of Immortal Guardians number 9! And cheers to Seth!

Dianne: Thank you, Lexi! I hope you and your readers will enjoy Seth’s book!




Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #9
Release Date: August 20, 2019
Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes.




The Immortal Guardians Series:





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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1 — Immortal Guardian & The Gifted Ones Prize Packs that includes; a Death of Darkness tote bag, signed paperback copies of Blade of Darkness and Awaken the Darkness, 13 bookmarks, 13 collector cards, and 5 postcards.


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15 comments:

Maria Malaveci said...

Sounds like an amazing read!

Debra-Ann Kummoung said...

Sounds amazing

tina said...

Been waiting a long time for Seth's book!! Very excited to read it!!

Rosanna said...

So excited for next week. One week from tomorrow!

Lourdes said...

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bluedragonsii said...

Thanks so much for the post! Cannot wait!

jodi marinich said...

really enjoy Dianne's books

Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like a great read, and I love the cover.

Unknown said...

I can't wait! The other books in this series are awesome! If you have not read them, DO IT! On the 19th of August at 11:59 I will have my fully charged kindle and a redbull ready! :)

Emalie said...

Lovely interview, thanks for sharing, Lexi :)

Flora said...

Great interview, Lexi, I loved those questions. I love this series and can't wait to get my hands on Death of Darkness.

Becca said...

I can not wait for this book! I love Seth so much and he very much deserves his HEA ❤️

Deborah Calvert said...

Glad it won't be much longer until it gets here

Rachel Richardson said...

Can't wait to read it!

Linda Townsend said...

Dianne's books always deliver!