Tuesday, August 18, 2015

{Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway} Shadow Strike - By Dianne Duvall



















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

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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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Author Interview:









1.         Shadow Strike is the 6th book in your Immortal Guardians series, how do you keep pumping out such amazing books in this series??

 

Thank you!  I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series.  Honestly, I’m just having fun with the characters.  I’ve always had a very vivid and very active imagination.  So at any given moment, I’ll have half a dozen stories rambling around in my head, wanting to be written.  Usually by the time I near the end of my latest WIP (work in progress), one secondary character in particular will have lured me into writing his or her story next.  And I always know ahead of time how far I’d like the series story arc to progress in each book.

 

2.         What was the hardest part of Heather & Ethan’s love story for you to write in Shadow Strike?

 

Hmm.  I would say the hardest parts were the scenes with her father.  The Immortal Guardians have worked very hard to keep their existence (as well as the existence of gifted ones and vampires) a secret for reasons that came to light in previous books:  namely that mercenaries and militaries around the globe would want to get their hands on the virus that infects immortals and vampires and use it to create an army of supersoldiers.  So when Heather’s father—a high-ranking officer in the military—finds out about them, things get very tricky.

 

3.         Have you ever had that one character that just drives you nuts to write, but you now they’re an essential function to your book/series?

 

Not so far.  I even enjoy writing the villains, which may sound weird.  But I’ve enjoyed every character, big and small.  Even Dennis, who was totally psychotic, was fun to write.   







4.         I’m sure you get this one a lot, but within the last year have you had any time to read? If so, what are your top 3 novels?

 

Time tends to be so tight now that I have to get my reading fix through audiobooks.  And there have been very few of those.  I can tell you, though, that I always look forward to the latest New Species books from lovely author Laurann Dohner.  Some other favorites include Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series and Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series.

 

5.         How far do you see your Immortal Guardians series going? What else do you have planned for the future?

 

Well, I’m a pantser, not a plotter, so I don’t know yet how many books the series will entail.  I know some readers believe Seth’s book (which I think is not too far down the line now) will end the series.  But I believe it will instead end this particular series story arc.  Then a new one will begin.  I have several ideas for what direction I’d like the series to take if that’s the case.

 

And I’ll continue to work on my new series The Gifted Ones as well.  The second book in that one, a time travel romance entitled RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY, will release next year and will contain some crossover.  Both Marcus and Seth (from my Immortal Guardians series) will appear in that one. 

 

Now a few fun ones!

 

Summer or Winter:  Winter

 

Sweet or Salty:  Salty.  For some reason, I always crave crunchy, salty foods when I edit.

 

Favorite Cuisine:  Don’t really have one in particular.

 

Favorite Sports Team:  Can’t narrow it down.  I love football and will watch just about any pro or college game.

 

Ice Cream or Candy:  Candy




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Previous Books in the Series:





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 www.DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . . 

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Tour-Wide Giveaway:
One winner – $50 Amazon Gift Card*
One winner – $20 Amazon Gift Card*
One winner – Signed book (winner’s choice) from author’s back list





SCHEDULE:

August 11
Little Shop of Readers - Exclusive Excerpt
Diane’s Book Blog - Spotlight
August 12
August 13
Ramblings From This Chick - Exclusive Excerpt
August 14
KT Book Reviews - Exclusive Excerpt
August 17
August 18
Taking It One Book at a Time - Author Interview
Addicted to Books - Exclusive Excerpt
August 19
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm - Exclusive Excerpt
TheSubClubBooks - Character Interview
August 20
Belle's Book Bag- Chapter One
August 21
Buffy's Ramblings - Review
August 24
August 25
Indy book fairy - Spotlight
Books and Things - Author Guest Post
August 26
Books-n-Kisses - Guest Post
Author's Taproom - Exclusive Excerpt
August 27
Rabid Reads - Review
Bookgatherer - Chapter One
August 28
From the TBR Pile - Character Interview
a wife in progress - Author Interview
August 31
The Reading Cave - Favorite Shadows Strike Quotes
September 1
EBookObsessed - Author Interview
Cat's Reviews - Spotlight
September 2
September 3
Booklover Sue - Chapter One
September 4
Tome Tender - Review
Angel's Guilty Pleasures - Author Guest Post
September 7
Books That Hook - Spotlight
Jeri's Book Attic - Author Interview
September 8
Geeks In High School - Top 10 Immortal Guardians Quotes


8 comments:

Vanessa Hinman said...

Awesome interview :) Thanks for hosting one of Dianne's stop on her "Shadows Strike" Blog Tour

AuthorsTaproom AuthorServices said...

Thank you for hosting Dianne today with this wonderful interview. I hope that your readers enjoy SHADOWS STRIKE - out August 25. Happy reading!

L VH said...

Thank you for sharing! I am so in love with this series and am so excited about this book!!!

Sarah Eisele said...

I hope some new readers discover Dianne's series and get to meet her sexy, endearing Immortal Guardians one after another!

Carol L. said...

I'm looking forward to reading this series. Thanks for the interview. Looks like an awesome read.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Beautiful Disaster said...

This sounds and looks like an awesome series and I'm looking forward to reading it. I have several of these books on my kindle :)

Misty Gee said...

I love Dianne Duvall she is a great storyteller. I am doing a blog tour next month for her.... Thanks for the great giveaway...

Dianne Duvall said...

Vanessa Hinman: So glad you liked the interview!

L VH: Thanks for joining us! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series!

Sarah Eisele: Thanks, Sarah!

Carol L. Thanks, Carol! I hope you’ll like my Immortal Guardians!

Beautiful Disaster: Thanks! I hope you’ll enjoy the series!

Misty Gee: Thanks, Misty! And thank you for the great review!!