Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall

UFI welcomes Dianne Duvall Author of The Immortal Guardians Series. Thanks for Joining us!!

Immortal Guardians Dream Cast
Thank you for joining me!  And thank you, Stacy, for letting me visit Urban Fantasy Investigations!  I’m so excited to be here today, celebrating the release of DARKNESS RISES, the fourth book in my Immortal Guardians series.  If you’re new to my series, it features powerful immortal warriors with special gifts who spend their nights hunting and destroying insane vampires who prey upon humans. 

That’s right:  Vampires are the bad guys in my series.  And Krysta Linz, the heroine of DARKNESS RISES, has dedicated her life to slaying every one of them she can find.  Each battle costs her much, but she refuses to abandon her quest . . . even when a tall, dark, and dangerous stranger with fangs and glowing eyes saves her life.

Étienne d’Alençon, a two-hundred-thirty-year-old Immortal Guardian has always admired strong women.  So when he sees Krysta, a mere mortal, hold her own in battle against multiple vampires who are far faster and stronger than she is, he is utterly captivated.  Needless to say, sparks fly.  J

Now, when I’m not writing, I work in the local independent film industry.  And, as I help directors cast their feature film, short film, and music video projects, I admit I often imagine casting my own projects . . . namely film versions of my books.  With each book’s release, I rethink my dream cast, adding new characters and tweaking it here and there.  So here is my dream cast for DARKNESS RISES:  

Sam Worthington and Cobie Smulders as
Étienne d’Alençon and Krysta Linz
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS RISES

 Sam Worthington and Jennifer Garner as
Richart d’Alençon (Étienne’s twin) and Jenna McBride,
Hero and Heroine of “In Still Darkness,” PREDATORY

 Jake Gyllenhaal and Evengeline Lilly as
Sebastien Newcombe and Dr. Melanie Lipton
Hero and Heroine of PHANTOM SHADOWS

 Johnny Depp and Milla Jovovitch as
Marcus Grayden and Ami (Amiriska)
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT REIGNS

Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Jackman as
Sarah Bingham and Roland Warbrook
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS DAWNS

Alexander Skarsgård and Djimon Hounsou as
Seth and David, the eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardians

Ryan Reynolds and Taye Diggs as
Chris Reordon (Head of the East Coast Division of the human network that aids immortals) and Darnell (David’s Second)

 Jeremy Renner and Kellan Lutz as
Cameron (Étienne’s Second) and Sheldon (Richart’s Second)

 Chris Hemsworth and Eva Green as
Zach and Lisette d’Alençon (Étienne and Richart’s sister)

Chris Evans as Sean Linz (Krysta’s brother)

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series.  Her debut novel, Darkness Dawns, was 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.  Ensuing books in the series — Night Reigns, Phantom Shadows, and Predatory — have all been deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews.  Her latest release, Darkness Rises, has also been chosen as a Night Owl Reviews’ Top Pick. 

Dianne loves all things creative.  When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires in her novels.

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Darkness Rises
Immortal Guardians #4
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 Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple--she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it.

Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years--long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher. . .


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First Bite
Dark Wolf #1
Geneva “Neva” Ross doesn’t want to die. But now that she’s been turned into a werewolf against her will, she’ll do anything to protect her family and friends…even if that means taking her own life.

After witnessing Neva’s leap from a high ledge, Travis Williamson—a Changeling with a dark past—uses his powers to save her life. He feels a connection to the strong-willed woman whose eyes flash that familiar Changeling green. While Neva is hospitalized, Travis risks everything to kidnap her, knowing the approaching full moon will put everyone in jeopardy.

Bickering constantly to hide their growing attraction, Travis and Neva run from the authorities…and from Neva’s sinister sire, Meredith de la Ronde. Meredith delights in creating new shape-shifters and compelling them to do her dark bidding; now Neva must join Meredith’s murderous wolf pack…or die.

Intensely suspenseful with deliciously sexy twists, this paranormal romance—the first in (the title of series)—intertwines sensual passion with an epic, thrilling battle between good and evil.

Dani Harper is a newspaper editor turned paranormal author. There isn’t anything she likes better than exploring the supernatural — unless it’s writing sizzling and suspenseful romance. Of course, all of her stories have at least one foot in the netherworld!

Dani is the author of the Changeling series. CHANGELING MOON was chosen as a 2012 RITA Award Finalist in the Paranormal Romance Category by Romance Writers of America.

TWO brand new paranormal romance series begin this year. The Grim Series kicks off on August 6, 2013 with STORM WARRIOR. The Dark Wolf series is slated to begin October 15 with FIRST BITE.

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Tue Oct 15

 Copperhead (Ironskin #2) by Tina Connolly
 Friends and Traitors (Slayers #2) by C.J. Hill, Janette Rallison 
 Revealed (House of Night #11) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Happy Reading!