From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Duvall, comes the next heart-pounding romance in the Immortal Guardians series - BLADE OF DARKNESS! Order your copy today!
Thank you for joining me! And thank you, Buffy, for letting me visit again! I’m here today to celebrate the upcoming release of BLADE OF DARKNESS, the seventh book in my Immortal Guardians series. If you like powerful preternatural heroes, strong heroines, action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately steamy and sweet and laced with humor, then I hope you’ll pick up a copy, because you’ll find all of this in Aidan and Dana’s story.
Fans of the series who frequent my facebook page have thoughtfully provided some Hot Seat Questions for Sheldon, a human secondary character in BLADE OF DARKNESS, to ask Aidan and Dana that I hope will give you a little glimpse into their characters:
Sheldon: Thanks for agreeing to another interview, Dana. The last one was cut short.
Sheldon: Where’s Aidan?
Dana: He’s checking on Cliff. There was an incident at the Network.
Sheldon: Is everything okay?
Dana: I think so.
Sheldon: Good. So . . . it’s just the two of us?
Dana: *brow furrows* Why do those words coming from your lips strike fear in me?
Sheldon: *laughs* Don’t worry. I’m not going to ask you to read my future again.
Dana: *smiles and relaxes * Thank you.
Sheldon: I DO want to talk about what you saw the last time, though.
Dana: Aaaaaaaand there it is.
Sheldon: Oh, come on. Can you blame me? I thought the telepathic immortals were all joking when they said they didn’t read my mind because of all the porn and weird crap they find up there. Then you took my hand to read my future, ended up seeing my past—
Dana: Could we please not talk about this?
Sheldon: And saw what happened in Italy.
Dana: *flushes* Seriously. I’ll talk about anything else. ANYTHING at all.
Sheldon: *motions to her* You see? Your face is all red and when you saw the Italy thing during our last interview your eyes bugged out. *shifts uncertainly* Was it . . . was it really that weird?
Dana: *whispers* Why does your phone never ring when you want it to like in the movies?
Sheldon: I mean, I didn’t think it was that OUT THERE, you know? But if it was . . . Do you think maybe that’s why Tracy has been keeping things casual between us and not because I’m younger than she is?
Dana: *stares at him helplessly*
Sheldon and Dana: *jump when Aidan abruptly appears.*
Dana: *wilts with relief* Thank goodness. What took you so long?!
Aidan: *leans down to kiss her* You’re blushing. *narrows his eyes at Sheldon* You’ve been asking her about your bizarre sexual proclivities again, haven’t you?
Sheldon: Okay, you guys are really starting to give me a complex.
Aidan: *seats himself beside Dana* Ask your questions.
Sheldon: *opens his mouth*
Aidan: Not those. The other ones. The questions the Network employees gave you.
Sheldon: You know about those?
Aidan: I’m telepathic.
Dana: What questions?
Aidan: The humans who work for us down at the Network gave Sheldon some questions they’d like us to answer so they can get to know us better.
Sheldon: Fine. Our last interview ended precipitously *slides Aidan an accusing look* so I asked the employees to offer up some Hot Seat Questions that wouldn’t take as long to answer.
Aidan: What the hell is a hot seat question?
Dana: Quick and easy questions, like chocolate or vanilla?
Aidan: *shrugs * Okay. Shoot.
Sheldon: *consults a tablet* Cats or dogs?
Dana: Me, too. I love them both.
Sheldon: Sunny or cloudy day?
Aidan: I’m an elder, so I can tolerate quite a bit of sun exposure. But cloudy days are more comfortable.
Dana: *smiles* I’ve always loved cloudy days. If I spend fifteen minutes in the sun, I sunburn.
Aidan: Not with me by your side.
Sheldon: Because you can heal her in real time?
Sheldon: That is so cool. Taking risks or exercising caution?
Aidan: I hunt and slay psychotic vampires for a living, so I do both on a regular basis.
Dana: I prefer to exercise caution.
Aidan: *huffs in disbelief* You’ve done nothing but take risks since you met me.
Dana: *frowns* Trying to protect you isn’t taking a risk.
Sheldon: The way YOU do it is. Seriously, you’ve done stuff that no one else on the planet would even CONSIDER doing.
Dana: *lifts chin* Again, I did it to protect Aidan.
Sheldon: Dude, strong women are so hot.
Aidan: *looks at Dana* Yes, they are.
Dana: *amused* I can’t tell whether you’re complaining or complimenting me.
Aidan: *shrugs * I can’t decide. Your actions terrify me and turn me on all at the same time.
Sheldon: *mutters* And he thinks MY sexual proclivities are weird?
Aidan: I heard that.
Sheldon: Moving on. Beach or mountains?
Aidan: I agree.
Sheldon: City or countryside?
Aidan: Countryside. I’m telepathic and my hearing is more acute than an owl’s. In the country, I don’t have to listen to dozens of neighbors’ thoughts and conversations.
Dana: I love relaxing on the back porch with Aidan, enjoying the peace and quiet, so I’m going to have to go with countryside.
Sheldon: Dana, I’m guessing this one is for you. Beard or clean-shaven?
Dana: *cups Aidan’s strong jaw in her hand* Five o’clock shadow. I love his rough stubble.
Aidan: *kisses her palm*
Sheldon: *glances down at his list and hesitates* Wow. I’d rather not ask the next one.
Aidan: *eyebrows fly up* They really want you to ask us that?
Dana: Ask us what?
Sheldon: *frowns* I thought you didn’t like reading my mind.
Aidan: Go ahead. Ask it.
Sheldon: *sighs* Sex indoors or sex outside?
Dana: *pops him on the arm* Don’t tell him that! Now’s he’s going to picture us humping our brains out in the bushes.
Sheldon: Mornings or nights?
Aidan: Stop picturing her naked in the bushes.
Sheldon: Dude, stay out of my head.
Aidan: You’re still picturing her naked.
Sheldon: I can’t help it! It’s involuntary. And YOU’RE the one who put that image in my head.
Dana: *grumbles something* Just ask the next question.
Sheldon: Fine. Mornings or nights?
Aidan: Are we still talking about lovemaking? Because I’m up for both.
Sheldon: Saddle or bareback?
Aidan: Is that a euphemism?
Sheldon: Maybe we’d better skip that one. *consults his question list* Oh, come on!
Dana: Do I even want to know what the next question is?
Sheldon: *sighs * Hard and fast or slow and sweet?
Dana: *claps a hand over Aidan’s mouth before he can answer* Sheldon, where the hell did you get these questions?
Sheldon: Network employees.
Dana: Female Network employees?
Sheldon: Now that you mention it, the women did offer up the most questions.
Dana: *withdraws her hand* Well, we’re skipping that one. Next question, please.
Sheldon: Sleep in? Or up and at ‘em?
Sheldon: What? That one isn’t necessarily about— *looks at Aidan and breaks off * Ah, hell. His eyes are glowing.
Dana: *regards Aidan with interest* Something on your mind, handsome?
Sheldon: You’re totally thinking about taking her fast and hard in the bushes, aren’t you?
Aidan: *suddenly looks at something behind Sheldon*
Sheldon: *glances over his shoulder and sees nothing* What? *faces forward again and finds himself alone* Dude. Uncool. *shakes his head* He is SO taking her in the bushes right now.
Blade of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians Book #7
Releasing September 19th, 2017
Return to the “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians.
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?
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About the Author
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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