Monday, December 5, 2011

BMR welcomes back Dianne Duvall

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...

Dianne Duvall earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of St. Thomas, where she studied fiction writing, playwriting and poetry writing.  "Darkness Dawns", the first book in her IMMORTAL GUARDIANS paranormal romance series, was released on February 1, 2011, courtesy of Kensington (Zebra Imprint) and has received many 5-star reviews.  It 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.  It was also deemed a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Best Book by Long and Short Reviews.  "Night Reigns", the second book in the series, is scheduled to be released tomorrow, December 6, 2011, and was deemed a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews.

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
Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control . . .
In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible -- when it mean forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect.



"Night Reigns" - Book 2 -
Releasing December 6, 2011

Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon.  
Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . .
Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?

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.






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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).

To Enter: Make sure you are a member of the Book Monster Blog (by clicking on the “JOIN THIS SITE” button at the top left hand corner of blog page), and then post a comment on the interview and make sure you leave a valid email address. Any comments without an email address will NOT be entered into drawing.
Don't forget to drop by the LITERAL ADDICTION website (http://www.literaladdiction.com/) and follow the directions and links to enter their contest for an extra chance to win!!!

 

25 comments:

Eli Yanti said...

this book sounds amazing, love to win it ;)

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Missyb0103 said...

Sounds Good, I would very much love to read this!!

missyb0103@yahoo.com

Emily Tardy said...

I have heard so many great things about this author, and both of those books are on my wishlist!
Thank you for the chance to win =D

emilytardy@yahoo.com

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Welcome back, Dianne! Haha, Night Reign sounds really awesome, would love to read it!:D

Thanks for the giveaway!

CYP
cypsays_hi at hotmail dot com

Victoria said...

Thanks for the interview. I agree on the three things that never fail to piss me off :). Thank you for the giveaway.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Really enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the contest can't wait to read this!
Melissarmincey@yahoo.com

kathy miller said...

I'm new to Dianne's books. Don't know how I missed her, when her books sound like they are exactly what I love to read. kmiller@eotnet.net

booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed the interview; it was a great and fun read.

I read Darkness Dawns and loved it. I can't wait to read Night Reigns.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

dawnmomoffour said...

What a new and interesting take on vampires! Thanks for the interview. It was quite interesting. Can't wait to "sink my teeth" into your books! The giveaway is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win your book.
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
thedoyle6@rogers.com

K33p3rofViolence said...

Great Interview! I loved Darkness Dawns and I can't wait to read Night Reigns! I'm so excited.

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Proserpine said...

Hi!
Almost there! Congrats for your upcoming release, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

miki said...

new discovery for me ( again ^^;;)

so thanks you for this opportunity to win

gfc follower

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Na said...

Congratulations on the release of Night Reigns! If the world were to end I would also want to be with my family. They're my world :)

GFC: Na
Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed the interview and I think the Immortal Guardians series sounds fantastic. I haven't had a chance to start the series yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

SdyLion said...

Thank you for the excellent interview and a chance to get to know you better. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

lindsey hutchison said...

great interview....i think i am like you in the first thing that pops in your head in the morning though your probably thinking bout writing and deadlines....and im thinking of the list of stuff i have to get done...im so anal i make lists and if i dont get it all done i get mad at myself. These books sound amazing! i would so to read this series they are on my TBR list.

babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

Kah_cherub said...

I loved the cover! Can't wait to read it.:)
thanks for the international chance!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

alainala said...

ohh man i want this book BAD!! dying to know what Ami is too!! thanks for the awesome chance to win..

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Danielle Gorman said...

I can't wait to read this book. Gah! It looks so freaking good. Thanks for the giveaway.

iqb99@yahoo.com

Barb P said...

Wow, I absolutely loved Darkness Dawns!! Would definitely love to get my hands on Night Reigns. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net

Dianne Duvall said...

Eli Yanti, Missyb0103, Emily Tardy : Thanks for joining us! Good luck with the contest!

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story: :-) Hi, CYP! Great to see you here! Good luck with the contest!

Victoria: Looks like we share the same pet peeves. :-) Good luck with the contest!

Melissa: GLad you liked the interview! I hope you’ll enjoy Night Reigns!

kathy miller: I hope you’ll like them!

booklover0226: Hi, Tracy! Thanks for joining me on my tour again!

dawnmomoffour: "sink my teeth" LOL!

K33p3rofViolence: Great to see you here! Good luck with the contest!

Dianne Duvall said...

Proserpine: Hi, Proserpine! Thanks! I hope you’ll like it!

miki: Yay! I hope you’ll like my immortals!

Na: I agree. That’s why David works so hard to make the Immortal Guardians crew feel like a family. :-)

Barbara E.: Glad you liked the interview! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!

SdyLion: Thank YOU for joining us!

lindsey hutchison: I’m the same way! If I don’t do everything on my list . . . Argh! LOL! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!

Kah_cherub: Thanks! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

alainala: Let me know what you think when you find out what Ami is. :-)

Danielle Gorman Hi, Danielle! Thank you again for letting me visit your blog!

Barb P: I'm so glad you liked Darkness Dawns! I hope you'll like Night Reigns!

June M. said...

This book sounds great and I really want to read it. Thank you so much for the chance!
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Lynn Benson said...

Wow... Great Interview. I think I am putting this series on my must read list. I love discovering my authors here.

kellybenson@neo.rr.com

donnas said...

Congrats on the release! Looking forward to reading Night Reigns.

bacchus76 at myself dot com