Thursday, June 15, 2023

Top 5 Reasons to Love Nicole by Dianne Duvall of Rogue Darkness + #Giveaway

We are so excited to share with our readers the next exciting novel in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series! Keep reading to find out more and for your chance to win in the tour-wide giveaway! Rogue Darkness releases June 13th, grab your copy today at one of your favorite online retailers!  

Top 5 Reasons to Love Nicole

Hello! Thank you so much for joining us. I’m thrilled to be here, celebrating the release of ROGUE DARKNESS. If you like paranormal romance with edge-of-your-seat action, laugh-out-loud humor, sizzling passion, strong heroines, strong heroes who LOVE strong heroines, and surprising twists and turns, then I think you’ll really enjoy this one. (Don’t worry if you’re new to my Immortal Guardians series. You won’t feel lost if you dive in with this one.) 

Today I thought I would help you get to know Nicole, the heroine, by giving you five reasons Sean falls in love with her… along with some snippets from the story that I hope will whet your appetite for more.

She has a fun sense of humor.

“I don’t think any of the telepaths are going to tattle,” Sean said. “Not unless you’re only sleeping with me because you feel obligated.” He narrowed his eyes and pursed his lips playfully. “You aren’t, are you?”
“Well, yeah,” Nicole said with a distinct duh inflection. “I mean, if I don’t sleep with you, who will? Look at you. All those muscles. That chiseled jaw. Those gorgeous brown eyes. And you’re smart, too? What woman would possibly want that?”
He grinned. “You?”
“Damn!” she exclaimed in mock frustration. “I thought I was hiding it better than that.”

She’s honest.

Closing the distance between them, he looped his arms around her and pressed his forehead to hers. “I don’t like this. I don’t like you taking risks.” He had made that abundantly clear the previous night.
Resting her hands on his chest, Nicole toyed with the hair there. “Want to know a little secret?”
He nodded.
“That feeling you’re having right now? That feeling in here?” She tapped his chest.
“That’s how I feel every night when you leave to hunt.”
He regarded her with surprise. “It is?”
She rolled her eyes. “Yes, Sean.”
“You worry about me?”
“Of course I do.”
“But I’m immortal.”
“You’re mostly immortal. And you’ve almost died twice during my time as your Second.”
“So have you,” he pointed out.
“Yeah.” She faked a frown. “We’re going to have to stop doing that.”
Smiling, he hugged her a little tighter.

She’s brave and kicks ass.

As the vamp sank to his knees, Sean searched the shadows. Relief swept through him when his gaze alighted upon a small figure half hidden by the corner of the building.
“You shadowed me?”
Striding forward, she kept her head on a swivel and looked stunningly fierce. “Of course I shadowed you. I told you I had a bad feeling tonight. Where’s Tessa?”
He backed away in the direction Tessa had fled. “One of the vamps took off with a victim. Tessa followed him.”
“Go.” Nicole strode past Shaggy, shot him again almost as an afterthought, and knelt beside one of the young women. “I’ll take care of this.”
Nodding, Sean sped away.

Though she definitely falls into the Strong Heroine category, she can still be flustered.

Nicole gaped.
Sean strode toward her, a smile on his handsome face.
A very different Sean...
Holy hell.
Butterflies fluttered in her belly.
Stopping beside her chair, he grinned down at her, looking jaw-droppingly gorgeous… a description that ended up being more accurate than she’d realized.
Tucking a finger beneath her chin, he closed her gaping mouth, then leaned down and pressed a kiss to her lips.
Nicole’s heart began to slam against her ribs.
What was happening?

But she’s not without insecurities.

Nicole smiled as Sean loaded his plate with a second helping of eggplant parmesan. “Worked up an appetite, did ya?”
He grinned. “In the most amazing way possible.”
“Hell, yes.”
After adding some of Cliff’s chunky pasta sauce, Sean winked. “I also figured I should load up on carbs to refuel me for the rest of the night.”
She pointed her fork at him. “I agree with that assessment. Eat up.”
He laughed.
Stomach still growling, Nicole shoveled another forkful of pasta into her mouth.
“You’re so beautiful,” he murmured.
Cheeks as full as a chipmunk’s, she covered her mouth and laughed. As soon as she finished chewing and swallowing, she shook her head. “And you’re crazy as a bag of ferrets.”
Sean grinned. “Crazy for you.”
Nicole liked this flirtatious version of him. She liked everything about him and found it hard to believe that he loved her.
Sean had seen her at her worst. Many times. After living together as long as they had, he could enumerate every one of her imperfections and knew well her stubborn streak.
Yet he loved her.
Did Sean know he was the first person to make such a claim? The first person ever to love her?

I hope you’ll enjoy Sean and Nicole’s story! ☺


Immortal Guardians Book 12
by Dianne Duvall 

Release Date: June 13th, 2023
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in her “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) and “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.

Immortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.

A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.
Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.

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The Immortal Guardians Series:


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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