Hey there Book Monsters and Literal Addicts! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome back, award winning author, Dianne Duvall to our sites today.
In case you missed out on our first interview with Dianne, here is her bio again so you can learn more about her...
In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-wining screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies. n ad
When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry. She edits films, constructs movie trailers and designs movie posters. Some of the film projects she has worked on have been Official Selections of the Cannes Independent Film Festival, The London Independent Film Festival, the Jamerican International Film and Music Festival, and others. She also participates in pre-production and production and has done so in varying capacities for several years. Some of the functions she has performed in the past are script editor, special effects make-up artist, shooting scheduler, special effects creator, casting coordinator, production assistant, movie extra and web site designer.
If you have not yet read Dianne's IMMORTAL GUARDIAN series, you are totally missing out. Here's a peek at the two books in the series so you can see just what your missing.
"Darkness Dawns" - Book 1
The IMMORTAL GUARDIANS sound amazing don't they? You definitely need to add these books to your TBR NOW list if you haven't already read them. Now, let's go check in with Dianne so we can see what she's been up to since we last spoke with her..
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Hi Dianne! It's great to have you back on Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTIN. Thanks for coming by again to spend some time with us!
Dianne: Hi, Carla and Michelle! Thank you so much for welcoming me back to your wonderful blogs and for helping me celebrate the release of NIGHT REIGNS!
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Since we asked you all of our staple questions the first time round, where going to mix things up a bit.
Q1): What are 3 things that never fail to make you smile and 3 things that never fail to piss you off?
Dianne: 3 things that never fail to make me smile are:
1 – having some downtime with my family
2 - readers telling me they enjoyed my book(s)
3 – cats of all kinds.
3 things that never fail to piss me off are:
1 – telemarketers interrupting me when I’m trying to write
2 – drivers who nearly sideswipe me
3 – my internet service slowing to a crawl
2) If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do in your last 24 hours?
Dianne: I would spend time with my family. That’s what makes me happiest. J
3) If you had the opportunity to spend the day with anyone of your choosing (dead or alive), who would you pick and what would you do?
Dianne: Aside from my husband J, Stephen King. I would love to just sit and chat with him about any number of subjects.
4) What was the first thing that popped into your head when you woke up this morning?
Dianne: What do I need to accomplish today?
5) When's the last time you went to the movie theater and what movie did you see?
Dianne: I honestly don’t remember. I prefer to watch films on DVD, satellite, or online and have been doing so for quite some time now.
6) What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Dianne: German chocolate pie. J
Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION: Know we'd like to ask you some questions about the IMMORTAL GUARDIANS series.
7) Can you tell us a little more info about your new release "Night Reigns", outside of what we read in the synopsis above?
Dianne: Readers will be given greater insight into the madness that afflicts vampires in this one. For those who are unfamiliar with my series, immortals and vampires are both infected with a very rare symbiotic virus that lends them incredible speed, strength and regenerative properties coupled with an unfortunate photosensitivity and a need for blood. Immortals are gifted ones (men and women born with advance DNA that protects them from the more corrosive aspects of the virus) who have been infected. Vampires are humans who have been infected. The brain damage they suffer as a result causes them to rapidly descend into madness. Readers were given a glimpse of this in Darkness Dawns, Book 1. Night Reigns will allow them to see firsthand vampires who fight it and vampires who have long since embraced it.
8) When is the third book in the IMMORTAL GUARDIANS series scheduled for release? What character will this book be about?
Dianne: Phantom Shadows, the third book in the Immortal Guardians series, will be released in October 2012 and will feature Bastien as the hero.
9) If you could spend the day with anyone of your characters from the IMMORTAL GUARDIANS who would it be and what would you do?
Dianne: Seth. He has lived for thousands of years and has seen and experienced so much. I would love to spend the day pestering him with questions. J
10) If you could leave readers with one legacy, what would you want it to be?
Dianne: A love of romance and the joy and humor found in close friendship and brotherhood.
Thank you so much Dianne for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk to us again. Please let us know when you're ready to promote the third IMMORTAL GUARDIANS book. We'd love to have you back with us again.
Dianne: Thank you! I would love to return and look forward to it!
If you would like to find out more about Dianne and the IMMORTAL GUARDIANS, you can visit her at any of the sites below.
Dianne's Website: http://www.dianneduvall.com/index.html
CONTEST: Dianne is giving away a SIGNED copy of "Night Reigns" to a winner from Book Monster and a winner from LITERAL ADDICTION (over on their site).
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