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.
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.
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.
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?
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: *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?
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!
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 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!