Monday, July 19, 2021

Top 5 Reasons to Love Cliff from Cliff's Descent by Dianne Duvall + #Giveaway

Top 5 Reasons to Love Cliff from Cliff's Descent

Hello! Thank you for joining us. I’m very happy to be here at Reading Between the Wines Book Club, celebrating the release of CLIFF’S DESCENT, the latest book in my Immortal Guardians series. I you like strong heroes who adore strong women, action scenes that keep you on the edge of your seat, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet and tugs at your heartstrings, then I think you’ll like Cliff and Emma’s story.

Today I thought I would help you get to know Cliff, the hero, by giving you five reasons I think you’re going to love him.


He isn’t afraid to love.

Cliff’s heart hammered in his chest.
She was going to run away with me. Emma was going to leave everything behind to run away and be with me.

The knowledge staggered him. Humbled him. Moved him deeply. As did her touch.
Drawing back a fraction of an inch, he stared down at her, mesmerized by her beauty, her bravery, and the love that shone in her eyes beneath the reflection of the amber glow in his own.

Emma loved him. She hadn’t said it. But he knew it as surely as he knew he loved her.

Groaning, he claimed her lips again.


He’s Honest. Honorable

When Cliff had first come to the network, he would never have imagined Reordon would become such a strong ally. But he’d turned out to be a real stand-up guy. He had even provided Cliff with video footage of his worst psychotic breaks so he could show Emma.

Cliff never wanted her to underestimate the danger he posed. And too, he’d wanted to ensure she wasn’t laboring under any illusions that his condition wasn’t worsening.

Yet she still she loved him. She still fought for him, bolstering his strength whenever his determination to continue fighting wavered.


He loves strong women

Emma settled herself sideways on his lap and pulled his arms around her. “You’re strong, Cliff.” She held out an arm, flexed her biceps in an exaggerated show of muscle, and arched a brow. “I’m strong, too.”

His expression lightened. “Yes, you are.”

“Together, we can do anything. We can fight this. We can beat this. Even though you may think it’s futile, we have to give Melanie and the other doctors more time.” She pressed a tender kiss to his lips. “I know it’s hard, honey, and that things may get worse. But I’ll be here to help you through it. All of it.” She kissed him again. “I’m not going anywhere.”

Those eyes of his brightened further as he dipped his head and claimed her lips in a longer, deeper kiss.


He’s romantic.

His gaze held hers, making Emma feel as if she was the most beautiful and most loved woman in the world. Tonight he even sang, his deep voice joining Nat King Cole’s in professing her unforgettable as they danced beneath the moonlight.

It was magical.

He was magical.

“I’m so in love with you,” she murmured.

Smiling, he swiveled slightly and lowered her in a gentle dip. “You’re the love of my life, Emma.”

She had never been happier than in that moment.


He has a very appealing sense of humor despite the darkness he faces.

Emma’s eyes widened. And when she opened the front door and stepped out onto her porch, the look of baffled astonishment on her face made him grin. “Hi, beautiful,” he called, buck naked in the moonlight. 

Mouth hanging open, she shook her head. “What… is happening? Are the voices telling you to streak now?” she asked incredulously.

Cliff burst out laughing.

Thanks again for joining us! I hope you’ll enjoy Cliff and Emma’s story.


Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale
Immortal Guardians #11

By Dianne Duvall
Releasing date: July 27, 2021

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers a novel--set in the "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) and "totally addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of the Immortal Guardians--that revolves around a vampire… one who has become a friend and trusted ally of the powerful warriors.

Every mortal who works at network headquarters knows that vampires reside below them. They were the first to surrender to the powerful Immortal Guardians who hunt them. And they did so, hoping they can be saved, that the doctors and scientists the Immortal Guardians employ can halt the progressive brain damage that robs all vampires of their sanity. Though curious, Emma never thought she would meet any of the vampires who remain under heavy guard several stories beneath her office. Then mercenaries strike, bombarding the building with heavy artillery. The vampires are freed to join the fray… and Cliff saves her life.

From that moment on, she can't stop thinking about him regardless of the restrictions placed on interactions with vampires. When Emma discovers a way to speak to Cliff at network headquarters, she becomes even more fascinated by him. He's smart, charming, and honorable to his core despite the darkness that lies ahead. And he seems to crave her company as much as she does his. Aware of the eyes that watch them, they keep their encounters innocent, limiting them to those of mere acquaintances. Nevertheless, their attraction grows and she soon falls in love with him even as the madness begins to claim him.

Cliff realizes his future is dark. As one vampire friend after another succumbs to insanity, hope that network doctors will be able to find a cure in time to keep him from meeting the same fate begins to dwindle, leaving him little to look forward to… until he meets Emma. Just speaking to her brings him a happiness and contentment he hasn't experienced since before his transformation. And when they finally find a way to be alone together, everything changes. Emma burrows her way right into his heart and quiets the voices. She sparks dreams of a future with her that strengthen his determination to beat back the madness. But as time passes, the voices grow louder and insanity begins to chip away at him until he fears it will eradicate every part of him she fell in love with.

Will the two of them find a way to defy the odds and find their happily-ever-after? Or will Cliff's descent consume him?

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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance sci‐fi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and time‐travel romance series. The Lasaran, the first book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a #1 Audible Mover & Shaker. The Segonian, the second book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a Barnes&Noble Top Indie Favorite. Audible chose Awaken the Darkness as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romance Audiobooks of 2018. 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). Dianne's books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. And her audiobooks have been awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence.

Dianne's books have all appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and/or Kobo Bestseller lists. The first book in Dianne's The Gifted Ones series, A Sorceress of His Own, is a prequel of sorts to Darkness Dawns. A USA Today bestseller, A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that was awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence and was an Audie Finalist. The second book in the series, Rendezvous With Yesterday, is a time travel romance that won the GraveTells Readers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romance.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-winning 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 has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the psychotic vampires she creates in her books.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of Cliff's Descent Dianne Duvall will be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one (1) lucky reader and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to two (2) more readers! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in each tour post.

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  1. Great way to kick off the blog tour! Love it!

  2. looking forward to the happy (though am sure there will be tears getting there)

  3. Woohoo! So close now! Can’t wait to see Cliff’s happy story!

  4. So looking forward to this one

  5. So looking forward to this book and I loved #5 had me lol.

  6. I can't wait to read Cliff's story! I'm so looking forward to this as I've been so worried about Cliff...

  7. I'm so excited for Cliff!! I've been a supporter of his since the beginning!

  8. I've been hoping Cliff would get a book! Was so excited to see that he does. I really can't wait until July 27th!

  9. This is going to be a crying book. I just know it.

  10. I am dying to read Cliff's HEA!!

  11. I'm really looking forward to this. I've preordered it on Audible! Too bad that doesn't count in the Rafflecopter.

    1. It does! Use the "Preorder on Amazon" entry. ☺

  12. Sounds really good, and the cover is awesome!

  13. I've already preordered with Audible. Like everyone else, can't wait until the 27th July!!

  14. Cliff sounds like the perfect guy!


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