Spotlight: The Renegade Akseli Cyborg by Dianne Duvall

Posted January 22, 2024 by Lucy D in Spotlight / 7 Comments

๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™๐™ž๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐——๐˜‚๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—นโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜-๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€!

The Renegade Akseli Cyborg
Aldebarian Alliance #5
by Dianne Duvallย 

Release Date: January 23, 2024

Too many years of hunting psychotic vampires night after night have left Rachel with a desperate need for change. So when the opportunity to travel across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship to a utopian planet arises, the powerful Immortal Guardian jumps at the chance. Rachel eagerly looks forward to making a fresh startโ€ฆ until an enemy attacks and she ends up alone in an escape pod so far from alliance-occupied space that no one can hear her communications. No one except a renegade cyborg who shouldnโ€™t exist.

After a grueling, hard-fought rebellion, Wonick and his cyborg brethren settled on a distant planet, where theyโ€™ve finally carved out a peaceful existence. The Aldebarian Alliance believes every Akseli cyborg died long ago. And battle-weary cyborg leader Wonick is determined to prevent anyone from discovering otherwise, knowing such would spark the fiercest manhunt in the galaxy. Yet when he hears Rachelโ€™s communications, temptation drives him to speak to her, sparking friendship and a longing for a very different future.|

Rachel finds Wonick even more appealing when she meets him in person, and the friendship theyโ€™ve formed soon deepens into love as the cyborgsโ€”no more immune to her fun-loving, laughter-inducing nature than Wonickโ€”cautiously welcome her into the fold. But the warriorsโ€™ unbridled ability to collect intel uncovers a secret the enemy has guarded for decades, one that compels them to embark upon a mission fraught with danger.

If they succeed, they may end the enemyโ€™s attempts to conquer the galaxy once and for all.
If they fail, it could cost Wonick and Rachel everything.


๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ 26, 2024 ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ (๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜’๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ)


Rachel glanced toward the path sheโ€™d cut into the forest. โ€œOkay. You can tell me all about how you escaped later. The Gathendiens will be here soon, and you all need to skedaddle so I can ambush them.โ€ She gestured with her hands the way someone might if they were trying to shoo away an animal.

Wonick frowned. โ€œYou intend to fight them by yourself?โ€


โ€œThere are twenty of them.โ€

โ€œI know.โ€

โ€œYou do?โ€


โ€œAnd two sedapas.โ€

โ€œI donโ€™t know what that is.โ€

โ€œFour-legged reptiles about your size, perhaps twice your weight, with multiple rows of sharp teeth, poisonous venom, two spiked tails, and an exceptional sense of smell that allows them to hunt and easily find prey.โ€

โ€œThey wonโ€™t need to use that sense of smell to find me. I left a path even a toddler could follow.โ€

โ€œYou did that on purpose, knowing there were twenty of them?โ€ he nearly shouted.


โ€œAnd you intended to fight them all yourself?โ€

โ€œYes. Why? Is someone else coming? Whoever was holding you maybe? Are they hunting you like the Gathendiens are hunting me? Because maybe we can pit them against each other, then pick off whoeverโ€™s left standing. That might actually be pretty entertaining.โ€

Wonick could only stare at her.ย 



Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance sciโ€fi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and timeโ€travel romance series.ย  The Lasaran, the first book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a #1 Audible Mover & Shaker. The Segonian, the second book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a Barnes&Noble Top Indie Favorite. Audible chose Awaken the Darkness as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romance Audiobooks of 2018. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), โ€œextraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews). Dianne’s books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards. And her audiobooks have been awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence.

Dianne’s books have all appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and/or Kobo Bestseller lists.ย  The first book in Dianne’s The Gifted Ones series, A Sorceress of His Own, is a prequel of sorts to Darkness Dawns. A USA Today bestseller, A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that was awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence and was an Audie Finalist. The second book in the series, Rendezvous With Yesterday, is a time travel romance that won the GraveTells Readers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Romance.

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-winning screenwriter to write a spec script for a new situation comedy. Several of her poems have also been published in anthologies.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very 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 psychotic vampires she creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit or sign up for her Newsletter. You can also find Dianne online . . .
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