Monday, May 20, 2013

Predatory: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall (Interview/Giveaway)

Lexi: Anyone seen this cover? Creepy golden eye staring into your soul? The cover screams paranormal, crack me open at your own risk. As does our guest today, welcome Dianne Duvall!

Dianne: Thank you, Lexi!  I’m very happy to be here today!

Lexi: The Immortal Guardians has a new installment! A short one, but it still counts when you bring us tempting vampires and some smexing. You did manage to squeeze in some hot loving right?

Dianne: Of course!  How could I not with a handsome, French immortal warrior as the hero?

Lexi: I love your hero’s last name, d'Alençon. Makes me think of a knight. 
Speaking of knights, I am still waiting for your Medieval prequel. Any news on the possibility of that being released? 

Dianne: Thanks for asking!  Not yet.  I’ve actually been so busy with the other books that I haven’t had a chance to pursue publication for the prequels.  (There’s a medieval and a time travel.)  But I hope to get to them soon.  I think readers would enjoy seeing Seth in historical settings and seeing Marcus (hero of NIGHT REIGNS) as a mortal teenaged squire.  ☺

Lexi: Your series hopefully will have many more releases but the ones currently out have received some great awards and recognition! Do you still get excited when you hear of a new one, or since you have so many do you merely wave your hand and go back to dipping your strawberries in chocolate?

Dianne: Strawberries and chocolate . . . Yum!  ☺  
I get excited every time.  I also get excited every time one of my books gets a good review and every time a reader tells me she or he is enjoying the series.  I don’t think I’ll ever not get excited by those things because they’re all part of the dream. 

Lexi: Mmm...chocolate, fangs, mesmerizing eyes. I for one will always love a good paranormal vampire story. Do you worry when you hear that vamps are on the way out?

Dianne: No, not at all.  I think vampires in books are like zombies in movies.  There will always be interest in them.  As long as writers keep approaching the vampire romance genre from new angles, putting new spins on it and taking it in new directions, readers like myself will keep reading and enjoying them.  Also, I imagine that every day readers who are new to the genre pick up their first ever vampire romances and lose themselves in the pages as we once did, so the audience should continue to grow.  (I know if I read my first vampire romance yesterday, I would want more, more, more today!)

Lexi: With your series you have nothing to worry about. Congrats on being included in such a fun anthology! Thanks for stopping by Dianne!

Dianne: Thank you!  I was thrilled to be included!  And thank you so much for having me here today!  I always enjoy visiting Reading Between the Wines Book Club.  ☺

by Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne
Four of today's most exciting paranormal authors take readers into the thrilling realm of vampires, immortals, and other supernatural beings with a thirst for illicit desire...
Out Of Control by Alexandra IvyPh.D student Angela Locke has a crush on her sexy professor, Dr. Nikolo Bartrev. When she learns he's actually a Sentinel with extraordinary powers, she joins forces with him to catch a psychopath. But soon, their hottest pursuit is of each other... 
Ties That Bind by Nina BangsCassie Tyler agrees to sub for her friend at the funeral home where she works. But she gets more than she bargained for when a group of men attack her and a vampire comes to her rescue. . . 
In Still Darkness by Dianne DuvallImmortal Richart d'Alençon can't forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he saved her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist. . .
High Stakes by Hannah JayneWhen vampire fashionista Nina LaShay's design contest rival is found dead, she's the prime suspect. Sexy photographer Pike is number two. He's the kind of man who makes Nina salivate. But will she have to reveal herself to have him--and to save them both? Or does Pike have a secret of his own?

About the Author:
Dianne Duvall
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 released on February 1, 2011, courtesy of Kensington (Zebra Imprint). It has since been 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 released on December 6, 2011. Thus far it has been 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 was released on October 2, 2012 and has been declared a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews.
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.

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Dianne is giving away to one reader their choice of one of the first three books in her Immortal Guardians series + swag! To enter, just leave a question or comment for Dianne on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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  1. Thank you for the interview and blurb!


  2. I love the comments about vampires being like zombies in movies- that cracked me up!

  3. I love your Immortal series and can't wait to read the new book!

  4. Congrats on the new book in the anthology. Can't wait to read it. Any idea how many books will be in the Immortal Guardians series?

  5. I think it is SO COOL that you write paranormal romance very well and you have also written a comedy screen play! In my humble opinion, the best books are written by people who can pull from many different interests/backgrounds (such as paranormal, romance and comedy) and successfully meld them into one story. I can;t wait to read this series!

  6. I love anthologies because they often show me new authors. This one however is filled with known and loved ones :). Do you have any other authors you would like to share an anthology with?

  7. I really enjoyed the first two and look forward to reading more!!

  8. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    How did you come up with the idea of for you Immortal Guardians series?


  9. a medieval prequel -- ooo, interesting, I bet Marcus was an "interesting" squire ;)

  10. Love the series and can't wait to read the new book.
    How many more books are going to be in this series? Any other series or books in the works? What is you favorite genre to write? To read?
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  11. Just want you to know how much I LOVE YOUR SERIES!!! I have gotten several friends to read them and we can't wait to read what's next!!

  12. That anthology looks amazing. I won a copy but never received it. I hope I do get it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the post and giveaway! I love to read the different spins author put on vamps.

  14. I for one will always read vampire stories!!

  15. I am very excited about the possibility of the time travel/Medieval prequels! Also, I've loved vampires as heroes for roughly 47 years, so I agree with you that the genre can be kept fresh.

  16. Nice interview. The anthology sounds great. I love vampire tales!

  17. I haven't read this author or series. I can't wait to get started on them! I've added them to my stack. Cool interview.
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  18. Can't wait to read more.....

  19. Thats funny that the vamp/zombie debate was on here because just last night me and a friend had a "talk" about this. They were all on me about my love for vamps but tried to make a stand on zombies. I mean really?!?!?

  20. I simply love the snarky dialogue between your characters. I am always certain of a laugh out loud moment when I read your books. They are truly a joy.

  21. Love this series, =) thanks for the opportunity to win swag!! *grabby hands*
    Happy Tuesday!

  22. I hope to start this series very soon!
    It sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I agree with Dianne, vamps will always have a following both new and old. Somethings are just too classic and awesome to get snuffed out. Predatory sounds like a great way to check out these 4 authors. I've had Darkness Dawns on my massive TBR/Wishlist for a while and would love to get started on the Immortal Guardians series.

  25. A fabulous post thank you. The books all look amazing.

  26. thx u for hosting this INT giveaway ?

  27. Read IN STILL DARKNESS and love it, of course. I'm a big fan of Dianne's series and recommend it.

  28. Enjoyed the interview and don't know how I missed this series. It's now on my TRL. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  29. Thank for the giveaway. I just received word that I won this contest but wasnt able to get in contact with you until now because I was in the hospital. For some reason my pesty heart decided to have an attack. Thank again


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