Spotlight/Author Post: Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall

Posted July 10, 2018 by Lucy D in Spotlight / 8 Comments

Hello!  Thank you for joining me in celebrating the release of AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, the eighth book in my Immortal Guardians series. If you’re new to my series, don’t worry. Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel. You’ll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the books in order. So if you like a lot of action, passion and humor in your paranormal romance, I hope you’ll give the series a try.  🙂

I’ve been reading romance novels since I was twelve years old or thereabouts. I’ve explored many different sub-genres. But I don’t read them for the thrilling action scenes, the glimpses into past centuries, or the laughs or tears they inspire. I read them for the romance. I love “watching” couples find each other and fall in love. Sometimes it’s a rocky road that makes one wonder how on earth the two will make it. And sometimes the path is easy even when all hell is breaking loose around them.  When I was asked to name my top favorite book couples, I imagine I immediately acquired a deer-in-the-headlights expression of dismay. There are at least two thousand romance novels on my keeper shelves, all of which possess couples I love. I can’t choose just five! I can’t even choose the top five favorites in my own series. I love them all and wouldn’t want to leave any out. But below are some favorite book couples who have lingered with me long after I finished reading the books.

                        Top 5 Favorite Book Couples

  • Candi and Hero from Laurann Dohner’s Numbers.
  • Ashlyn and Maddox from Gena Showalter’s The Darkest Night.
  • Zsadist and Bella from JR Ward’s Lover Awakened.
  • Reseph and Jillian from Larissa Ione’s Rogue Rider.
  • Lachlain and Emmaline from Kresley Cole’s A Hunger Like No Other.

Who are your top five favorite book couples?

Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians. 

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.


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The Immortal Guardians Series:

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) —
Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2) —
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3) —
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5) —
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) —
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) —
Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5)
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) —
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 7) —

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Author Bio:

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.

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8 responses to “Spotlight/Author Post: Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall

  1. Lucy D

    My top five:

    Bastian and Melanie
    Zack and Lisette
    Eve and Roarke
    Dragos and Pia
    Khalil and Grace

  2. Gena Showalter’s Ashlyn and Maddox are a favorite of mine as well. Thank you, Lucy, for having Dianne over to visit your wonderful blog today. I hope that your readers enjoyed the post. AWAKEN THE DARKNESS is available now. Happy Reading! <3

  3. Buffy Kennedy

    My top 5:
    Taryn & Trey – Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright
    Wrath & Beth (#1, but love a few others too from the series) – Dark Lover by JR Ward
    Ian & Wanderer (& Melanie & Jared) – The Host by Stephenie Meyer
    Bastien & Melanie (#1, but I love them all from the series) – Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
    Dillon & Alyssa – A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall

  4. Emalie

    I love Zach and Lisette 🙂 and Hawke and Sienna from Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh.

  5. Cécile F.

    Nice new book with a lovely couple (Stanislas and Susan are sweet and prefect for each other).
    As for me, my favorite book couples are:
    – Lark and Tiras in the Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
    – Lisette and Zach in Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall
    – Nastya and Josh in The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
    – Kate and Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
    – Deuce and Fade from the Razorland trilogy by Ann Aguirre