Tuesday, December 6, 2011

BotM: Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall (Character Interview & Giveaway)

Good morning lovelies! Today I am excited to welcome the super sweet and talented author, Dianne Duvall, back to RBtWBC! Dianne, is celebrating the release of her second book in the Immortal Guardians series today, Night Reigns, (YAY!!! Happy Release Day!!!) and she has brought along two special guest with her! Dianne is also offering a chance to win Night Reigns at the end of her post. After you're done here don't forget to stop by December's Book of the Month post for another chance to win and then check out my review for Night Reigns, and if you haven't read the first book in this fab series you can check out my review of Darkness Dawns too! 

Get to Know the Immortal Guardians Crew

Thank you, Crystal, for welcoming me back to Reading Between the Wines Book Club and for choosing Night Reigns as Book of the Month!  I’m so excited! 

Today is the big day!  Night Reigns, the second book in my Immortal Guardians series, is now available!  Woohoo!  I thought to celebrate its release, I would ask a member of The Network (humans who aid the immortals in my books) to interview Marcus and Ami, the hero and heroine. 

In case you missed Roland and Sarah’s interview here on Reading Between the Wines Book Club and haven’t read Darkness Dawns, I’ll just take a moment to explain that the vampires and immortals in my series are both infected with a rare symbiotic virus that produces the increased speed, strength, and regenerative properties, as well as the photosensitivity and need for blood, that both possess.  Vampires are humans who have been infected with the virus.  They suffer brain damage that causes them to rapidly descend into madness.  Immortals are gifted ones, men and women born with advanced DNA, who have been infected with the virus.  Their advanced DNA protects them from the madness and bestows upon them special abilities that help them as they hunt the maddened vampires who prey upon humans.

Now, on to the interview . . .

Todd:  Nice to see you again.  Chris wanted me to be sure to thank you for doing this.
Ami:  Hi, Todd.  We’re happy to do it.
Marcus:  What are we doing again?  I mean, I know it’s an interview, but I can’t remember its purpose.
Todd:  An overwhelming majority of the men and women who work for the network have never actually encountered an immortal in person . . . until recently.  As you know, there has been more immortal traffic than usual at network headquarters and it’s making the employees nervous.
Ami:  Why?
Todd:  *shrugs*  Men and women who have lived for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and can read minds or teleport or heal with their hands can be a little . . . intimidating when they’re total strangers.
Marcus:  I see your point.
Ami:  Me, too.  So, what can we do?
Todd:  I’m just going to ask you a few questions that will allow them to get to know you a little better.  Make you seem more human.
Marcus:  But, I’m not human.  I never have been.
Ami:  Don’t be difficult.
Marcus:  *grins*  I can’t help it.  Roland makes it look so entertaining. 
Ami:  He certainly has made it an art form.
Marcus:  Wait.  Was Roland interviewed for this, too?
Todd:  *winces*  Yes.
Marcus:  *laughs*
Ami:  *lips twitch*  How did that go?
Todd:  Not well.  Sheldon ended up fleeing before the interview was over.  And that was with Sarah there as a buffer.
Ami:  *all levity vanishing*  Sheldon interviewed him?
Todd:  Yes.  Sheldon was actually supposed to interview you guys, too, but . . .
Marcus:  He’s afraid of Ami?
Todd:  Very much so.  He seems to be under the impression that you’re gunning for him.
Ami:  I am gunning for him.
Todd:  *leans forward*  Really?  Why?  I haven’t heard?
Ami:  *eyes narrow*  He knows what he did.
Marcus: *smiles as his eyes begin to glow a luminescent amber*  I love it when you’re fierce.
Ami:  *grins, losing all ferocity*
Todd:  *sits back*  Okay, back to the interview.  Ami, rumor has it you didn’t know Seth was going to assign you to your current position.  How do you like being Marcus’s Second?
Ami:  I love it.  Not the killing vampires part, but everything else.
Marcus:  She is very good at killing vampires, though.
Todd:  *smiles*  So I’ve heard.  And you didn’t meet Marcus until Seth assigned you to him?
Ami:  *bites her lip and looks at Marcus*  That’s correct.
Marcus:  *laughs*  I also love that you can’t lie worth a damn.
Ami:  Well, I don’t!  It’s incredibly inconvenient.
Todd:  So you two did meet before then?
Marcus:  Yes, but we’d rather keep that to ourselves.
Todd:  No problem.  Marcus, you haven’t had a Second for quite some time.  Did you have any trouble adjusting to Ami’s sudden appearance in your life?
Marcus:  No.
Ami:  *laughs*  Now who’s lying?
Marcus:  *sheepish smile*  Okay, I did.  But I’m very happy with the way things have turned out.
Todd:  What about you, Ami?  Was it a difficult adjustment?
Ami:  At first.  *smiles*  But I’m happy with the way things have turned out, too. 
Todd:  There’s another rumor going around about the first time you fought vampires together as immortal and Second, but I’m inclined to believe it’s been exaggerated.
Marcus:  It hasn’t.
Todd:  Seriously?
Marcus:  *nods*
Todd:  *looks at Ami with amazement*  Damn, Ami.  You rock!
Marcus:  Yes, she does.
Ami:  What about Marcus?
Todd: He’s just crazy.
Marcus:  Thank you.
Todd:  Listen, what do you think about -- *jumps as a buzzing sounds, then retrieves his cell phone and reads a text*  Something’s going down at network headquarters, so we’ll have to continue this later.  Let me just ask you some Quickie Questions before I leave.  Cats or Dogs?
Marcus & Ami:  Cats.
Todd:  Vanilla or chocolate?
Marcus & Ami:  Chocolate. 
Todd:  Underwear or commando? 
Ami:  What’s commando?
Marcus:  No underwear.
Ami:  Oh.  *blushes*  Underwear.
Marcus:  Me, too.  Always nice to have an extra layer between the vampires and your family jewels in a battle.
Todd:  *laughs*  Horror movies or chick flicks?
Marcus & Ami:  Horror movies.  *share a grin when they answer simultaneously again*
Todd:  Zombie or vampire movies?
Marcus:  Zombie.  After eight hundred years, I could use a break from vampires.
Ami:  I haven’t been fighting vampires for very long, so I like both.
Todd:  Rock or classical music?
Marcus:  I like it all.
Ami:  Literally.  You should see his music library.  Many would drool in envy.
Todd:  What about you, Ami?  What kind of music do you prefer?
Ami:  I like it all, too.
Todd:  *cell phone buzzes again*  That’s my cue.  I have to go.
Ami:  Let us know if you need any help.
Todd:  I will.  Thank you both for the interview.
Marcus & Ami:  You’re welcome.
Todd:  Maybe I could come back another time and ask you a few more questions?
Marcus:  Sure.
Todd:  *waves as he leaves*
Marcus:  *eyes Ami speculatively*  That didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would.
Ami:  Hmmm.  Whatever shall we do with ourselves until it’s time to hunt?
Marcus:  *slow grin*  I have an idea or two . . .

If you’d like to see more of Marcus and Ami or to dive into the world of the Immortal Guardians’, I hope you’ll check out Night Reigns!

Night Reigns
Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .
Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?
And don’t miss my big kindle contest.  I’m giving away TWO Kindles (or a Kindle Gift Card if you already have one) to celebrate the release of Night Reigns.  See my website for details. 

Dianne's Website:  http://www.dianneduvall.com

Thank you for joining us!  Have a wonderful week!

Dianne Duvall 

Dianne is graciously giving away a signed copy of Night Reigns to one lucky reader, open Internationally. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the raffle copter below with your name and email address! Extra entries are available but not required. Good luck! 


  1. LOL!!! "Always nice to have an extra layer between the vampires and your family jewels in a battle." And between crazy fangirls, too, I guess. *-* Loved the interview.

    Thanks for the intl chance!!!

  2. What a fun character interview!!! Really enjoyed it!!! This book sounds very enticing!!! Added it to my TBR list!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Merry Christmas!!


  3. Oooh... I love Sarah in the first book. :) Can't wait to read the second bok!

  4. I've been REALLY wanting to read Duvall's books cause they all look and sound really good! Haha, and a random thing I noticed: You've started using Networked Blogs! Heh.;P

  5. I loved Sarah and Roland's story. I can't wait to read how Marcus does with a strong woman. I have asked for the book for christmas but I am trying to win it. Thanks for the interview.

  6. Great character interview. I know I've got the first book somewhere on my massive TBR pile. I'll have to dig it out.

  7. That was fun. I love character interviews. I must check this out. Thanks.


  8. Omg I loved that excerpt!! I want to read the rest now...going to put this in my wish list just in case I don't win..heh heh That was a great tease.


  9. I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first book Darkness Dawns and have been eagerly awaiting this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I loved Roland and Sarah’s story and I can't wait to read Ami and Marcus'!

  11. I love character interviews and this one was great. I'm going to re-read it!

    I look forward in reading Night Reigns.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  12. Diane has been doing some great posts lately! That was a very fun read!!

    alltherhage AT gmail dot com

  13. LOved the interview thank you. The books look amazing. I have not begun these yet.


  14. Great interview! I have read the first book and loved it, can't wait to read Night Reigns :)


  15. Fun interview...great giveaway...FAB cover! Gotta have this book!! Happy holidays!


  16. Thank you for the awesome chance to win!

  17. I love it when the heroine comes to the rescue!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  18. I loved the character interview. I can't wait to read the book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  19. I love this kind of interview when you get to meet the characters. Its cute how they're on to each other's lies.

    Look forward to the read. Happy Release day!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  20. I thought it was so cute that they answered at the same time on the quickie questions :). Marcus seems like my type of guy too.

  21. Happy Holidays!
    I loved the character interview. It was funny!

  22. Great post. I just adore the fact these tough, macho, immortal men love cats. It gets me every time. I've been waiting for this book and it's finally here. Hooray!

  23. What a great interview thank you for sharing and great giveaway thanks for the chance!

  24. I always love character interviews the most! They are just so entertaining and more telling about what the characters are like. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this.

  25. I love character interviews and this was great. Haven't read these books yet but they've gone straight on my wishlist.
    Irene Jackson

  26. The interview was great. I loved the other book. Can't wait to read this one!!!

  27. Loved your character interview, Dianne. Happy Release Week

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  28. Hi
    Very interesting character interview.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  29. Kah_cherub: LOL! I don’ think Ami would react well to Marcus fending off fangirls. :-)

    jfort357: Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns! Merry Christmas!

    May: Yay! I’m so glad you liked Sarah. You’ll see her again in Night Reigns and see how she’s adjusting to life with ROland and the Immortal Guardians crew. :-)

    CYP @ A Bookalicious Story: Hi, CYP! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!11

    Patricia: How cool to be on your Christmas list! I hope you’ll enjoy seeing ROland and Sarah again in Night Reigns. Good luck!

    JenM: Thanks! Glad you liked it! I hope you’ll enjoy Darkness Dawns!

    Victoria, Tore, latishajean and Mary: I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for joining us!

    Danielle Gorman: Hi, Danielle! Thanks for stopping by.

  30. Christina @ Twin Dragons and Jet: Yay! I’m so glad you liked Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

    booklover0226 and June M: :-) I’m glad you liked it. Character interviews are fun to write!

    Under the Covers: Wow! Thanks!

    marybelle. DANIELA and IreneRJ: Thanks! I hope you’ll like my immortals!

    Barbara and Patsy: Thanks! Good luck with the contest! Happy holidays!

Krystal Larson: Thanks for joining us! Good luck!

  31. Di: I do, too! :-)

    Sophia Rose: Thank you! I like couples who know each other so well they couldn’t get away with a lie if they tried. ;-)

    BLHmistress: Great to see you here! :-) Marcus is a good guy even when he tries not to be. ;-)

    Blue Shedevil: I’m a sucker for tough guys with soft sides. :-) I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

    Michelle: I’m so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

    Cathy M: Thank you! Good luck with the contest!

  32. Oooo! Love the sound of this vamp world. How have I missed reading her books? Thanks for the review, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

  33. Never heard of this book, but it looks good :)

  34. This looks so good! I loved the interview. I caught the Sheldon and Seth interview on another site. I think they are a great bunch of characters. Can't wait to read this!
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  35. loved the character interview and the book sounds very interesting

  36. Great post. Looking forward to Night Reigns.

  37. Oh, wow, it's a great character interviews, thanks for it! :) And now it's more harder to wait until I get my hands on Night Reigns - I loved Darkness Dawns! :)

  38. Night Reigns sounds really good! Congrats on the release, and thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Congrats on the release. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.


  40. Lisa Richards/alterlisa: Thanks! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!

    Jeanne: Thanks!

    ML: I’m so glad you like the interviews! Thanks! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns!

    Helen: Thanks! I hope you’ll like Marcus and Ami’s story!

    donnas: Thanks for dropping by! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns.

    Vojalyn : Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed Darkness Dawns! I hope you’ll like Night Reigns! Thanks for joining us!

    JessS: Thank you! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!

    Joanne: Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the interview!


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