Monday, September 1, 2014

Night Unbound Immortal Guardians by Dianne Duvall Blog Tour


New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Dianne Duvall, returns with the much-anticipated 5th book in her paranormal romance Immortal Guardians series, NIGHT UNBOUND!  


Title: Night Unbound 
Series: Immortal Guardians #5
Author: Dianne Duvall
Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Publication: September 2nd 2014 by Zebra
ISBN: 1420129805
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Praise for the Immortal Guardians series:
"Duvall is a major player." --RT Book Reviews
"The Immortal Guardians series is one you'll want to follow." --The Romance Review
"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" --Alexandra Ivy on Darkness Dawns
"Whizzing along at light speed. . .this sophomore effort sizzles." --Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns
Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors--but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal's. . .

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?



Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5)
My Review:
Night Unbound

Written by: Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians
Sequence in this Series: 5
Page Count: 432 pages
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Rating: 5 stars
ISBN-10: 1420129805
ISBN-13: 978-1420129809
Genre: Paranormal | Romance
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Night Unbound is a magical journey into the world of the Immortal Guardians...but this time our Immortal Guardian, Lisette, finds herself drawn to a totally new ethereal creature who is extremely deadly.

Night Unbound provides a hot and steamy building romance between a much loved Guardian and sister, Lisette, and an unknown outcast/enemy of the Guardians, Zach. Mistrust is seeded and grows rapidly, threatening the core of the Guardian's family.

Duvall brings past character interaction to a whole new level, making them integral participants in each story...not just told and then snippet mentioned.

Duvall has been slowly unraveling the mysteries behind the Immortal Guardians. In Night Unbound, we are given a huge hunk of the puzzle but those missing pieces still keep us from putting it all together. Definitely tantalizing you with the what ifs and possibilities to come...

When I read Duvall's first work, I knew this was going to be a brilliant series. Duvall's storytelling is simply spellbinding, sucking you in and keeping you invested. I highly recommend any paranormal romance reader to check out the Immortal Guardian series, you won't be disappointed.

I received an ARC copy of Night Unbound from Kensington Books - Zebra in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 2, 2014.
NIGHT UNBOUND
Excerpt


Zach landed on the parched ground several feet away from Lisette and drew his wings in close to his back. He smiled as she removed her helmet and coat and stashed them on the bike.

Her movements, usually graceful, were now stiff with what he came to discern as anger as she turned to face him. “Are you out of your mind?” she came close to shouting.

No,” he answered. “Why do you ask?”

She growled—actually GROWLED—with fury and stomped toward him. “What the hell were you thinking?”

Zach’s heart began to beat faster.

Her alabaster skin seemed to glow in the moonlight. Luminous amber eclipsed her brown eyes. Color flushed her cheeks. The full breasts beneath her tight T-shirt rose and fell with swift, angry breaths.

Absolutely stunning.

What’s the subject here?” he murmured.

Why did you follow me to David’s?” she demanded, stopping only a couple of feet away. “You keep telling me Seth has it in for you, and then you show up at a meeting you know he will attend? What the hell?”

She smelled good, too, he thought as he surreptitiously drew in her scent. “Technically, I didn’t SHOW UP at the meeting. I eavesdropped upon it.”

She waved a dismissive hand. “Don’t bullsh** me, Zach. Are you, or are you NOT on Seth’s sh** list?”

I am.”

Then why were you at David’s? If he had sensed your presence—”

I was there for you,” Zach interrupted, curling his hands into loose fists to keep from reaching out and touching her. There was something so . . . stimulating about seeing her like this: full of pique and energy and life. “I was there to protect you.”

She blinked. “What?”

Your mental barriers are no defense against Seth’s or David’s intrusion. If they were to read your thoughts and discover you’ve been meeting with me in secret, I wanted to be there to prevent them from rendering whatever punishment they thought your defection warranted.”

Frogs and crickets competed in song while she stared up at him, lips parted in surprise. “You were there because you were worried about me?”

Yes.”

More frogs and crickets.

Zach, if Seth and David had read my mind and decided to punish me, you couldn’t have stopped them. As immensely powerful as you are, I don’t see how you could defeat both Seth AND David if they combined forces. And I know they would have. David and Seth are like this.” She held up two fingers and crossed them.

Seth and David WERE close. But, after everything Zach had seen in the past year, he knew that Seth wouldn’t NEED to combine forces with David to defeat him.

Something it galled Zach to admit. “It was a risk I was willing to take.”

She threw up her arms. “Why?”

I already told you. I was worried about you and wished to protect you.”

Well, you can’t do that,” she declared, confusion flirting with irritation in her features. “You can’t just—”

He took a step closer to her.

She broke off.

He took another. “I want to try something.”

She closed her mouth. Something flared in her incandescent eyes.

He had spoken the same words to her in her dream. Did she remember?

Her throat moved in a swallow. “What?” she asked, voice hesitant.

I want to try something,” he repeated, mere inches separating them.

Okay.”

Zach raised a hand to her face, slid his fingers over her soft, soft skin.

Her breath caught.

Dipping his head, he pressed his lips to hers.

Electric.

His heart leapt to life inside his chest, ramming against his ribcage.

Lisette’s heart began to beat as fast as his.

Tilting his head, he increased the pressure, deepened the contact, and drew his tongue across her lips. She tasted INCREDIBLE. Even better than she had in the dream.

Heat rushed through him when she parted her lips and touched her tongue to his. Looping an arm around her waist, he drew her closer. Every muscle tightened with need as she rose onto her toes and leaned into him. He thrust his tongue into her mouth, wanting more. And she met the intrusion eagerly, returning stroke for stroke.

Zach had never felt anything like it in his long existence.

Fire ignited in his veins as she slid her arms around his neck and ground her hips into the erection that strained against the front of his leather pants.

And he didn’t want it to end.

Breath coming fast, he raised his head.

She stared at him, face flushed with desire.

You didn’t pull away,” he whispered.


Shaking her head slowly, she smiled. “Are you going to try something else now?”



Immortal Guardians series:


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 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 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, was nominated for Best Best Book of 2011 - Paranormal Romance by The Romance Reviews and declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews. Phantom Shadows, the third book in the series, has been declared a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella In Still Darkness was released in the Predatory anthology on May 7, 2013, and has received many fabulous reviews. Darkness Rises, the fourth book in the series, hit the USA Today Bestseller list, has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and was deemed a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Dianne has also completed two not-yet-published paranormal romance novels that are prequels to Darkness Dawns. A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that won awards in the Lone Star, Where the Magic Begins, Southern Heat, Picture This, Book of Your Heart and Suzannah national writing competitions. Rendezvous With Yesterday is a time travel romance and won second place in the Picture This writing contest.

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.

When she isn’t writing, Dianne is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared on screen as a machete-weilding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

1st Prize – 1 Winner
$25 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize – 2 Winners
Autographed copy of DARKNESS RISES, tote bag, and swag
3rd Prize – 3 Winners
Autographed paperback of winner’s choice from backlist + Immortal Guardians Swag Pack
4th Prize – 5 Winners
Immortal Guardians Swag Pack



3 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting Dianne today, so glad that you enjoyed NIGHT UNBOUND!

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  2. I have wanted to read this series for so long. Last night I discovered that the first book in the series, Darkness Dawns is on sale --so now's my chance to get started!

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