Review: Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall

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Blade of Darkness
(Immortal Guardians #7)
by Dianne Duvall

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Publication Date: September 19th 2017

Dana Pembroke has been able to glimpse the future of those she touches for as long as she can remember. But she never saw Aidan coming. When the tall, dark Celt with the charming grin yet world-weary eyes walks through her door, the future she sees for him is one full of violence, danger, deception… and passion. Because amidst the terrifying battles that unfold in her visions, she also sees herself in Aidan’s arms and in his bed. Dana knows she should keep her distance, but the tender moments and laughter they share entice her even as she finds herself thrust into a world of vampires, immortals, and other preternatural beings.

Immortal Guardian Aidan O’Byrne has been hunting and slaying psychotic vampires for nearly three thousand years, so visions of bloody battles don’t trouble him. The battles Dana foresees, however, show Aidan’s brethren turning against him, so he can’t help but feel alarmed. While he spends as much time as he can with Dana, struggling to decipher her dire predictions, Aidan finds himself utterly smitten. Hope rises that he has finally found a woman who can banish the darkness and loneliness that plague him. But when vampires begin targeting Dana and a powerful enemy spawns chaos, will fate grant them time to find happiness together?

reviewI feel like I always write the same stuff whenever I review a book of Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, but I’m not quite sure what else I should write instead of just saying as it is: I loved it, the writing, the story, the characters, the chemistry, the way it had me hooked. I’m never disappointed when I read a book by Dianne Duvall. I know that when I open one of her books I’m in for fun, action, romance, twists and just the feeling of belonging.

I love her Immortal Guardians series and I hope for a lot more books in this series. I could write a long, long list with all the names of characters that I want to see with a happy ending.

Rating: 5 stars

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[Blog Tour] Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall ~ Q&A + Review @DianneDuvall @AuthorsTaproom

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I’m so excited to share with you a new release coming from one of my favorite authors! Dianne’s Duvall’s Phantom Embrace will be available at eBook retailers everywhere on June 28th! This is an exciting and captivating novella set in the world of the Immortal Guardians and I can’t wait for you to read it!
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I already knew how Phantom Embrace would end, since I read the other books in the Immortal Guardians series, but this novella makes the end of Night Unbound so much more bearable.
The relationship between Yuri and Cat was cute and heartbreaking and I kind of hope to hear from those two again in a later Immortal Guardians book, but I’m not sure if it will actual happen. Only time can tell. Make it happen, Dianne!

I can’t wait to read more of the immortal guardians and this world.

~ This novella can – at least in my opinion – be read as a standalone ~

Rating: 4 starsAbout the book

Phantom Embrace 
(Immortal Guardians #5.5)
by Dianne Duvall
ebook, 112 pages
ISBN 1420143530

Across dimensions . . . 

Born with the ability to see spirits, immortal Yuri Sokolov avoids making contact with them, because such has always yielded negative results…until lovely Cat Seddon begins haunting his home and his dreams. As a new threat rises against the Immortal Guardians, Yuri disregards all the rules so he can be with Cat, even though the consequences are substantial.

For centuries, Catherine Seddon has been alone. When her brother is forced to join the Immortal Guardians’ ranks, she haunts the primary home of the powerful warriors to keep an eye on him, and soon finds herself captivated by Yuri. The handsome Russian immortal swiftly banishes her loneliness as friendship grows between them and deepens into love.  But can two people who are unable to touch find a future together?

Previously published in On The Hunt

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Dianne: Thank you, Emalie, for helping me celebrate the release of my Immortal Guardians novella PHANTOM EMBRACE. I’m so happy to be here at Bookgatherer.

It’s a pleasure having you here!! Now starting with the Q&A…

When did you get the idea to match Cat and Yuri?

Dianne: I have wanted to give Cat her own story ever since I wrote the first book in the series, DARKNESS DAWNS. But I didn’t find the right hero for her until I wrote the fifth book, NIGHT UNBOUND. After I finished that one, I knew Yuri was the perfect hero for her. And I really wanted Yuri to have his own HEA.

I’m quite sure I’m not the only one wondering, but now that Yuri and Cat have found their happily-ever-after will we be seeing them again?

Dianne: You definitely aren’t the only one wondering. Normally I don’t like saying much about future books, but so many have asked me that I’ll say . . . Yes, you’ll see Yuri and Cat again. I just won’t say when or where.

How did you feel when you hit the end of Phantom Embrace?

Dianne: I felt great. Cat’s long years of loneliness ended with her finally getting the HEA I’ve been wanting to give her. And Yuri found the love for which he has been waiting centuries. After all that happened in the last book, that was important to me.

Did you have a favorite song or even a playlist while writing Phantom Embrace that you would like to share with us?

Dianne: I admit to being partial to Disturbed’s Down With the Sickness, since the immortals and vampires in my series gain their superior speed, strength, and heightened senses from a rare symbiotic virus that infects them. But I generally prefer to write in quiet.

Who is your favorite character out of all of your books – yes, I’m aware that’s like picking your favorite child.

Dianne: That is such a hard question to answer! But if I absolutely have to choose a favorite, it’s Seth. Seth is the immensely powerful leader of the Immortal Guardians. He works so hard to provide the other immortals with a warm family environment, and sacrifices so much for them. And Seth has been with me for a very long time. I first created him years ago for A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN (the first book in The Gifted Ones series). His presence in that one (and that of Alyssa, the heroine) fired my imagination and inspired many of the what-ifs that led me to create my Immortal Guardians series. So without Seth, neither of my series would exist . . . which is also why I can’t wait to give him his own book.

 
 
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About the author

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance 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 has created in her books.

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

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[Blog Tour] Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall

Bestselling author, Dianne Duvall, returns with the sixth book in her exciting and addictive Immortal Guardians series – Shadows Strike!

 

 

Shadows Strike

(Immortal Guardians #6)

by Dianne Duvall

Paperback/eBook, 320 pages

Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Zebra

ISBN 1420129821

The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out…

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive…

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[Review] Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall (EN-version)

Blurb: For centuries, Lisette d’Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Date of Publication: September 02nd, 2014
Cliffhanger: No
HEA/Happy End: Yes

Bewertung: 5 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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Teaser Tuesday #4

Was ist der Teaser Tuesday? -> hier wird’s erklärt

“So why has she been avoiding us?”
“You didn’t buy the Tracy explanation either?”
– Night Unbound von Dianne Duvall, Seite 169, Position 2237, September 2014

Deutsch:
Ich liebe Night Unbound, ich habe es mittlerweile schon zum vierten Mal gelesen und es ist erst seit dem 02. September draußen und nebenbei lese ich auch noch ein paar andere Bücher (wo finde ich nur die Zeit für’s Lesen?). Also wollte ich euch mal an dem Buch teil haben lassen.
Meine Rezension (so gut wie spoilerfrei) findet ihr hier.

Englisch:
I love Night Unbound. I read it four times so far and it’s only out since the 2nd September and I read other stuff as well. (where do I find time to read?).
And because I love it, I wanted to show it to you.

– Emalie

[Rezension] Night Unbound von Dianne Duvall

Warnung: Falls ihr die vorherigen Teile der Immortal Guardian-Reihe noch nicht gelesen habt, das aber noch vorhabt, dann lest nicht weiter. Ernsthaft: Nicht lesen! Sagt nicht, ich hätte euch nicht gewarnt.

Blurb: For centuries, Lisette d’Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.
Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Serie: Immortal Guardians #5
Erscheinungsdatum: 02. September 2014
Cliffhanger: Nein
HEA/Happy End: Ja

Bewertung: 5 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶

review in english: here on goodreads
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Teaser Tuesday #1

Was ist der Teaser Tuesday? -> hier wird’s erklärt

“That’s actually why I was in the meadow this morning. I figured several hours spent turning over the soil for a veggie garden would tire me out enough to rid me of my insomnia and let me sleep tonight.”
– Darkness Dawns von Dianne Duvall, Seite 48, 1. Auflage, Februar 2011

Blurb: 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 means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. . .

Darkness Dawns ist der erste von momentan 5 Büchern der Immortal Guardians-Reihe von Dianne Duvall.
Ich habe alle schon gelesen und mache gerade einen Reread, da am 02. September der fünfte Band herauskommt.

Die Bücher werden mittlerweile auch auf deutsch übersetzt, der erste Teil heißt Immortal Guardians: Düstere Zeichen.

– Emalie