Monday, August 5, 2019

Guest Blog + Giveaway: Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall (@DianneDuvall, @AuthorsTaproom )

UFI welcomes Author Dianne Duvall. Thanks for Joining us!!

Hello! Thank you for joining me. I’m so happy to be here at Urban Fantasy Investigations, celebrating the up-coming release of DEATH OF DARKNESS. If you like powerful preternatural heroes who adore strong women, intense action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately steamy, tender and laced with humor, then I think you’ll enjoy this book. 

To give you a glimpse of what you’ll find in my Immortal Guardians series (don’t worry if you’re new to it—each book can be read as a stand-alone, you’ll just know more about the secondary characters if you read them in order), I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes from DEATH OF DARKNESS.

Top 5 Favorite Quotes from Death of Darkness

1

“I can shape-shift.”

Leah blinked and tried very hard not to gape again. That was definitely a doozy. “Like a werewolf?”

“Yes. But it’s entirely voluntary and has nothing to do with the moon. I can also shift into the shape of any living creature I wish to, not just that of a wolf. And I’m still me,” he hastened to assure her, “when I take an animal’s form. I don’t start thinking like an animal or anything like that.”

She stared at him.

“Leah?”

“Yeah. You’re going to have to show me that one.”

He released her hand. “Is there any animal in particular you’d like me to change into?”
She shook her head. “Just… something that won’t make me pee my pants.”

He laughed.


2

He took so much upon himself to try to spare others. When she would’ve loosened her hold to look up at him, he tightened his arms around her.

“Let me hold you a little longer,” he whispered.

Nodding, she relaxed against him.

Several minutes passed while they just held each other.

“You make everything better, Leah,” he murmured.

Warmth burrowed through her chest, straight to her heart. “You do, too.”

3

Shaking his head, he closed the distance between them. “Don’t tempt me, minx.”

She grinned unrepentantly. “Think it would shock your fellow immortals if I made a habit of grabbing your ass in their presence?”

Again he laughed. “Everything you do where I’m concerned shocks my fellow immortals.”

4

She tapped on the bathroom door. “Ready for clothes?”

The door swung inward.

Leah stared. “Holy crap.” Seth was naked, save for a towel he had wrapped around his hips. And his body was pure perfection. His arms and legs both bore beautiful, thick muscle. But not too thick like some of the bodybuilders she’d seen whose arms and legs were so bulky they couldn’t rest their arms against their sides and seemed to walk bowlegged. Seth was built more like a professional basketball player. Broad shoulders. A well-developed chest. Even his abs rippled with muscle and begged to be touched.

Realizing she had been staring—aka drooling—she looked up at him. “Seriously, how are you still single?”

But Seth wasn’t looking at her face. His eyes were fastened on her body.

Her breath caught when a faint golden glow illuminated his dark brown irises.

“I was going to ask you the same thing,” he murmured, his voice deeper than usual and husky with what she thought might be desire.

A thrill rippling through her, Leah glanced down. Her eyes widened.

The rain that had found its way past the awning out front had plastered her pajamas to her skin, rendering them nearly transparent. 

5

“Tonight, when the walls started closing in on me, I figured a drive in the country might be nice because I couldn’t think of anything else to do. Then I got here, you opened the door, and I thought: Oh crap, he’s going to think I’m a total stalker.”

“Not at all.” Seth raised their clasped hands and grinned. “I merely assumed you wanted to see my big hands again.”

Laughing, she gave his shoulder a shove. “You’re such a tease!”

His heart lightened. “Admitted without shame.”

“Well, I’ll forgive you,” she quipped, “because you’re letting me hold your hand.” Drawing their clasped hands closer to her face, she cupped her free hand over them and smoothed circles over his as she assumed a comical expression of amazement. “Oooooooh. So big,” she breathed.

Seth laughed.


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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. 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). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews,and/or Night Owl Reviews.

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn't writing, Dianne is 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 vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .


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Death of Darkness
Immortal Guardians #9 
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Seth has led the Immortal Guardians for thousands of years. With them fighting by his side, he has protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, defended military bases under attack, and more. But the latest enemy to rise against the Immortal Guardians has proven to be a formidable one, wielding almost as much power as Seth. His goal is simple. He wants to watch the world burn. And he will use every means at his disposal to accomplish it. Seth and his Immortal Guardians have succeeded thus far in staving off Armageddon despite heartbreaking losses. But they have never before faced such danger. Seth has only one wish: to protect his Immortal Guardians family and ensure the continuation of humanity by defeating his foe. But then Leah walks into his life and sparks a new desire.

Leah Somerson has suffered losses of her own. It has taken her a long time to rebuild her life and find some semblance of peace. Then one night a tall, dark, powerful immortal with what appears to be the weight of the world on his shoulders stumbles into her shop, and everything changes. Peace and contentment are no longer enough. Now she wants more. She wants to find happiness. She wants to erase the darkness in Seth’s eyes and replace it with love and laughter. She knows he’s different in ways that make most fear him. Even some of his immortal brethren keep a careful distance. But Leah will not. Nor will she shy away when danger strikes.





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28 comments:

  1. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us

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  2. Enjoyed the snippets. “Just… something that won’t make me pee my pants” made me laugh.

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  3. I'm really looking forward to this book!

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  4. I'm so excites to learn the Others' secret!

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  5. Fantastic excerpt! I have to read this book! Thanks for sharing and Congrats to Dianne Duvall on the new release!

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  6. Wonderful quotes! I'm too excited for release day!!!

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  7. I've been in love with this series from the moment Darkness Dawns out. As much as I love and adore every book, this is definitely the most anticipated one in the series for me!

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  8. Thank you for sharing, Stacy! I hope that your readers enjoy Seth's story in DEATH OF DARKNESS - coming August 20th!

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  9. Awesome intriguing dark book!

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  10. I like quote number 2 the best

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  11. I’m so excited!!! I’ve been waiting for Seth’s book for so long now.

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  12. I love those quotes. I can't wait to hear Kirsten Potter reading this book!

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  13. These are wonderful quotes. I can’t wait to read Seth’s book. We get to see a different side him.

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  14. Have planned an all-nighter to read this one. The snippets just keep me wanting the rest of the story!

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  15. I can't wait! I will stop whatever I'm reading this!!!

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  16. These quotes bring a stupid smile onto my face. I can't wait to read Seth' book :)

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  17. I've never been more excited for a book than Seth's. Reading those quotes gave me butterflies. Is it wrong that I'm jealous of an imaginary woman? Lol!

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  18. We get to see Seth break loose! The Immortals daddy is shocking all and finding love!

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