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Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Promised Queen (Forgotten Realms #3) by Jeffe Kennedy

 

ABOUT THE BOOK


In The Promised Queen, the thrilling finale to Jeffe Kennedy's Forgotten Empires trilogy, the fate of the world hangs in the balance as Con, Lia, and their allies sacrifice everything in a final bid to destroy the corrupt empire.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, the lush romantic fantasy world of the Forgotten Empires series will sweep you away.

Claim the hand that wears the ring, and the empire falls.

Conrรญ, former Crown Prince of Oriel, claimed the hand that wears the Abiding Ring, but the prophecy remains unfulfilled. Queen Euthalia of Calanthe returned to her island kingdom, but broken in mind and body. With the blood of war unleashing ancient terrors, Calanthe isn’t the haven it once was.

Lia must use her magical bond with Calanthe to save their people while Con fights to hold off the vengeful Emperor Anure and his wizards. Con and Lia will have to trust in each other—and in love—to fend off ultimate disaster.


REVIEW

The Promised Queen is the conclusion of the Forgotten Empires series. I highly suggest that anyone interested start with book one and read them in order of publication.

Con and Lia, both used to depending only on themselves, had to learn trust, tenderness, and love. Emotions that not only helped them bond, but also helped them unite to protect their people. Con and Lia grew both as a couple and as individuals, gaining the knowledge needed to see the last battle with Emperor Anure through to the end.

Jeffe Kennedy has created a unique and fascinating fantasy world. Every book has been a phenomenal journey and I cannot express how wonderful the conclusion to this fantastical series is. All the loose ends are tied together perfectly. I can honestly say that this is one of the most satisfying endings I have ever read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy with an embedded romance.

An Immortal Guardians Companion by Dianne Duvall Blog Tour Stop

 

We're excited to share with you the next new release from author Dianne Duvall! An Immortal Guardians Companion is a fun addition to the best-selling Immortal Guardians series featuring deleted scenes, character interviews, short stories, and more! This book releases on October 12th, 2021 in ebook and paperback formats everywhere! Find out more and grab your own copy below. Happy reading!



Dianne Duvall’s Top 5 Recommended Reads for the Season


Hello! Thank you for joining us. I’m very happy to be here today, celebrating the release of AN IMMORTAL GUARDIANS COMPANION. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of my Immortal Guardians series, so I thought it would be the perfect time to provide fans with a one-stop shop for some fun Immortal Guardians extras: over a dozen deleted scenes (which feature favorite characters), bonus scenes, short stories, and many laugh-inspiring character interviews (often conducted by Sheldon). And what better month for the release than October? :-)


Back when paranormal romances were relatively rare, I could always count on a few precious PNR books to release in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Well, that season is upon us again. And my TBR Pile is once more teetering near the ceiling. So, I thought I would share some paranormal romances… as well as a couple of books outside the genre… that I think are great reads for the season.



1) The New Species series by Laurann Dohner. If you haven’t delved into this PNR series, you should check it out. It’s one I enjoy so much that I return to it and reread it often.

2) The Stand by Stephen King. Those of you who chat with me online know I love Stephen King’s writing. He is an amazing storyteller whose books always manage to make me think things like, “Wow. No other writer would’ve thought to describe that in such a way.” And this book is one of my favorites.


3) The Argeneneau Vampire Series by Lynsay Sands. I’ve been reading these books for years and always enjoy them. I admit I’ve fallen a little bit behind on the series, but I’m really looking forward to catching up.

4) Shock Value by Jason Zinoman. Before my writing career took off, I used to work in the local independent film industry. And one of the producer/directors I worked with clued me in to this one. The subtitle sums it up well. The book shows “How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror.” If you like horror movies, you’ll probably enjoy this. 

5) The Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter. This is another paranormal romance series I enjoy rereading. The characters always pull me right in right from the first page.


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If you give any of these a try, I hope you’ll enjoy them!


For those who are hearing about my Immortal Guardians series for the first time: If you like powerful heroes who adore strong women, action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet and laced with humor, then I hope you’ll give it a try. :-)


What books would you recommend for this season?


ABOUT THE BOOK


An Immortal Guardians Companion
By Dianne Duvall

Release date: October 12, 2021

Hello, all!

Your favorite character, Sheldon, here. If you’re an Immortal Guardians fan, I think you’re really going to enjoy this companion. Dianne has packed it with ninety pages of deleted scenes that feature many of the characters you’ve come to know and love plus a bonus scene from Cliff’s Descent that you won’t want to miss.

You’ll also find every character interview Dianne has ever written inside these pages. (Those of you who’ve encountered a few in the past know the ones I conduct are the best.) If you’ve never read one or you missed a few, then pick up a copy, sit back, and laugh while I interview Immortal Guardians and the loves of their lives for the network. Even Chris Reordon and Todd down at network headquarters get in on the action.

I also interview Dianne and ply her with questions I thought you’d like to ask her. Throw in a couple of short stories, what inspired the Immortal Guardians series, and a brief Who Does What Now? list, and you’re bound to enjoy it.

See you on the inside!

Your friend,
Sheldon
Immortal Guardian Richart’s immensely competent Second
And the most beloved character in the Immortal Guardians series (at least in his mind)

ORDER NOW

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The Immortal Guardians Series:

Aldebarian Alliance Series:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please sign up to receive Dianne’s Newsletter or visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest | Goodreads | Book Bub  | Instagram

Tour-Wide Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of An Immortal Guardians Companion, Dianne Duvall will be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader each! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in this post. Follow along with the Blog Tour for more chances to win daily. Good luck!

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Hit Me With Your Best Scot by Suzanne Enoch

 


ABOUT THE BOOK


A Buzzfeed “19 Anticipated Books That Have Finally Been Released For You To Read”

The final book in the wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch, Hit Me With Your Best Scot!

The MacTaggert brothers have one task:
Find English brides or lose their land!

Coll MacTaggert, Viscount Glendarril, is a big, brawny Highlander who doesn’t like being told what to do—not even by his exasperated English mother who is determined to see her eldest son wedded and bedded. However, when he comes to the rescue of an irresistibly beautiful woman, Coll discovers that he may have found his perfect match…

The challenge isn’t that Persephone Jones is famous, wealthy, independent, and smarter than anyone he knows. The problem is that she isn't interested in marrying any man—especially not a hot-headed Scot—even if he is the only man who seems to understand who she really is even when she’s not sure herself. When Coll learns that Persephone is actually a lady-in-hiding and someone is willing to kill her for what she stands to inherit…Well, Coll has never been one to turn down a fight. When hearts are involved, nothing comes between a Highlander and his lady.


REVIEW

In Hit Me with Your Best Scot Coll McTaggart is the last of the McTaggert’s who needs to find a bride, or his mother will pull all financial resources from his father and their Scottish land. Persephone Jones has everything she wants, independence and a job she loves. She begins to suspect her life is in danger and finds the idea of male protection necessary. When the path of these two crosses, they find they can help each other. Coll in finding a bride, and Persephone protection.

Although this story did not find its way to even a top ten for me and it is not my favorite of the series that I have read, it did not make me cringe while reading it. Admittedly, historical romances are not my favorite backdrop, but I do not mind them from time to time and I like a Scottish highlander. Persephone can stick up for herself and she is not a push over. Coll respects her and does not treat her like an unintelligent woman. There is not much of a slow burn here, lust plays a big part in their coming together and they do not deny that for long. The rigid society that surrounds them hinders their relationship, but they overcome it. Coll and Persephone make a good pair and there is a sweetness to them. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical romance.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Release Day Blitz: An Immortal Guardians Companion

We have exciting release news to share with you!
An Immortal Guardians Companion, a fun new release in Dianne Duvall‘s best-selling Immortal Guardians series is LIVE !!! Grab your copy of An Immortal Guardians Companion in eBook or paperback format at any one of your favorite online book retailers today! Happy reading!



ABOUT THE BOOK


An Immortal Guardians Companion
By Dianne Duvall

Release date: October 12, 2021

Hello, all!

Your favorite character, Sheldon, here. If you’re an Immortal Guardians fan, I think you’re really going to enjoy this companion. Dianne has packed it with ninety pages of deleted scenes that feature many of the characters you’ve come to know and love plus a bonus scene from Cliff’s Descent that you won’t want to miss.

You’ll also find every character interview Dianne has ever written inside these pages. (Those of you who’ve encountered a few in the past know the ones I conduct are the best.) If you’ve never read one or you missed a few, then pick up a copy, sit back, and laugh while I interview Immortal Guardians and the loves of their lives for the network. Even Chris Reordon and Todd down at network headquarters get in on the action.

I also interview Dianne and ply her with questions I thought you’d like to ask her. Throw in a couple of short stories, what inspired the Immortal Guardians series, and a brief Who Does What Now? list, and you’re bound to enjoy it.

See you on the inside!

Your friend,
Sheldon
Immortal Guardian Richart’s immensely competent Second
And the most beloved character in the Immortal Guardians series (at least in his mind)

ORDER NOW

๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ

๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ

The Immortal Guardians Series:

Aldebarian Alliance Series:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please sign up to receive Dianne’s Newsletter or visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest | Goodreads | Book Bub  | Instagram


Tour-Wide Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of An Immortal Guardians Companion, Dianne Duvall will be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader each! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in this post. Follow along with the Blog Tour for more chances to win daily. Good luck!


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Monday, August 2, 2021

Cliff's Descent by Dianne Duvall Blog Tour Stop

 

Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale, the next novel in Dianne Duvall’s best-selling Immortal Guardians series, releases on July 27th, 2021 in ebook, audio book, and paperback formats everywhere! We are thrilled to help celebrate this highly-anticipated story by participating in the blog tour today. Find out more about this book and grab your own copy below. Happy reading!


5 Fun Facts about the

Immortal Guardians Series


Hello! Thanks for joining us and helping us celebrate the release of the latest novel in my Immortal Guardians series: CLIFF’S DESCENT. If you like paranormal romance that features strong heroes who love strong women, action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet, then I think you’ll like Cliff and Emma’s story. :-)


For new readers AND for fans of the Immortal Guardians series, I thought I would share 5 Fun Facts about the Immortal Guardians series:


1

CLIFF’S DESCENT is the first book in the Immortal Guardians series that revolves around a vampire. When I began the series, I didn’t think I would ever write such a book because vampires in this series are the bad guys. They may start out good, but the virus that infects them and provides them with all of that wondrous speed and strength also causes progressive brain damage that swiftly renders them insane. But Cliff fights that madness so valiantly that I couldn’t imagine not telling his story.


2

Cliff is the first vampire in the series who succeeds in winning the Immortal respect and friendship of pretty much the entire Immortal Guardians crew. He even earns himself a seat at the table and a voice in some of their strategy meetings, eager to help them battle their worst enemy. While Roland is renowned for being the most antisocial Immortal Guardian, Cliff is renowned throughout their world for being the strongest and most honorable vampire any of them have encountered.


3

The Immortal Guardians series is full of powerful immortals who adore strong women. And though he’s a vampire, Cliff is no different. These men wouldn’t even think of trying to order around the women in their lives. (That would NOT go over well with their love interests. LOL) Rather they revel in the women’s strength and love to watch them wield it.


4

Pretty much all of the primary and secondary characters in my Immortal Guardians series love to laugh and tease each other. Hunting and slaying psychotic vampires night after night could potentially mire immortals (and the humans and gifted ones who aid them) in darkness, so they tend to lighten things up by indulging their comedic sides. Even some of the darkest moments have been lightened by humor. And one of the things Cliff loves about Emma is her ability to make him laugh even when he’s struggling the most.


5

Males in the Immortal Guardians series do not shy away from love. (For the IG fans out there: I know Bastien did a little, but that was merely because he worried associating with him would cost Melanie her career.) Having lived as long as many of them have, Immortal Guardians know how rare and precious love is. So they tend to embrace it whole-heartedly. And while Cliff hasn’t lived nearly as long, he embraces love as eagerly as his immortal friends have.


Thanks again for joining us! I hope you’ll enjoy CLIFF’S DESCENT!


ABOUT THE BOOK

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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WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:

The Immortal Guardians Series:

Aldebarian Alliance Series:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please sign up to receive Dianne's Newsletter or visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

Blog Facebook Twitter | YouTube Pinterest Goodreads Book Bub  | Instagram

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, out the Rafflecopter form found in each tour post.

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