August 27, 2014

Night Unbound Blog Tour : Review, Dream Cast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today we have a stop on the Night Unbound Blog Tour. There is a review of the book, a dream cast and a giveaway for you all!

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

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?

My Review
Lisette may be a warrior but she still has desires. Desires she has to keep hid from the other Immortal Guardians. They all think Zach is a traitor but she knows different. She looks beyond the wall he hides behind and sees him for the man he is not what he shows. Zach would do anything to protect Lisette. He is an exhile from everyone but he can't stay away fro her. He doesn't argue or deny the charges and accusations made against him he just takes them in stride. When Lisette shows him how much she cares she opens up feelings he never had before. Now even while hiding he will do whatever it takes to make Lisette his. A new type of super vamps have arrived and it seems like Zach is to blame. He has to either run and leave Lisette behind or stay and prove he didn't do it all the while he is still being hunted down by the Others.

Lisette is tough, a great fighter, friend and person. She still is a woman and seems to want only one man Zach. She knows he is different from her but she trust him.  Zach I have been waiting to see more of. He is sexy, powerful and can be very stubborn. Even while tortured he doesn't reveal secrets or even try to defend his self. He is very protective and can be very caring. I love seeing him open up and learn more about him.

I love this series and couldn't wait to read more about these two. For some reason Lisette has always seemed quiet to me and not really out front like the others. It is nice to see things from her side and what it is like for a female Immortal Guardian. Zach I wanted to know more about since he showed up and took a lollipop from a friend. He seems to always be around but not part of anything. You get to see what he thinks and how he feels. It is amazing to see how much Lisette opens him up. There is tons of action in this book as a group of super vampires is on the loose and they have to figure out where they are coming from and how to stop them. For fans of Seth you also get to see a different side of him as well. There is romance of course in this and love even a very special new member. I look forward to the next book already and I hope Seth gets his story soon and we find out even more about the Others. If you are looking for an excellent paranormal series I suggest this one!

5 out of 5 Stars~Pam

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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

Book 1, Darkness Dawns -
Book 2, Night Reigns -
Book 3, Phantom Shadows -
Book 3.5, In Still Darkness -
Book 4, Darkness Rises -
Book 5, Night Unbound -

Immortal Guardians Dream Cast
Thank you for joining me!  I’m so excited to be here today, celebrating the upcoming September 2nd release of NIGHT UNBOUND, the fifth book in my Immortal Guardians series.  If you’re new to my series, it features powerful immortal warriors with special gifts who spend their nights hunting and destroying insane vampires who prey upon humans.  But vampires aren’t the only enemy my Immortal Guardians must face.  While they contend with the maddened vampires, even more dangerous foes rise up against them, presenting incredible challenges and threatening their very existence.

When I’m not writing, I work in the local independent film industry.  And, as I help directors cast their feature films, short films, and music video projects, I admit I often imagine casting my own projects . . . namely film versions of my books.  With each book’s release, I rethink my dream cast, adding new characters and tweaking it here and there.  Since my Immortal Guardians group is like one big family, players from previous novels often return in ensuing books.  So I thought I would share with you now the dream cast I’ve concocted for NIGHT UNBOUND:  

Chris Hemsworth and Eva Green as
Zach and Lisette d’Alençon
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT UNBOUND

Sam Worthington and Cobie Smulders as
Étienne d’Alençon (Lisette’s brother) and Krysta Linz
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS RISES, Book 4

Sam Worthington and Jennifer Garner as
Richart d’Alençon (Étienne’s twin) and Jenna McBride,
Hero and Heroine of IN STILL DARKNESS, Book 3.5

Jake Gyllenhaal and Evengeline Lilly as
Sebastien Newcombe and Dr. Melanie Lipton
Hero and Heroine of PHANTOM SHADOWS, Book 3

Johnny Depp and Milla Jovovitch as
Marcus Grayden and Ami (Amiriska)
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT REIGNS, Book 2

Hugh Jackman and Michelle Monaghan as
Sarah Bingham and Roland Warbrook
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS DAWNS

Alexander Skarsgård and Djimon Hounsou as
Seth and David, the eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardians

Ryan Reynolds and Taye Diggs as
Chris Reordon (Head of the East Coast Division of the human network that aids immortals) and Darnell (David’s Second)

Eliza Dushku and Kellan Lutz as
Tracy (Lisette’s Second) and Sheldon (Richart’s Second)

Chris Evans as Ethan

An awesome cast, don’t you think?  Makes me want to see the books hit the big screen all the more.  

A huge thank you to my friends on Facebook for all of your suggestions!  

About the Author:
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.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway: 
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

August 17, 2014

Tethered Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! We have a stop on the Tethered Blog Tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

She can kill with a kiss. But can assassin Tyree also heal one man’s grief, and bring peace to a galaxy threatened by war?

For Tyree of the Su, being an assassin isn’t simply something she was trained for. It’s the sole reason for her existence. A genetically enhanced clone—one of many in Refuge—she’s about to learn her secluded lifestyle, and that of all her kind, is under threat by a race capable of neutralizing their special talents to leave them defenseless.

For Zander D’joren, being a diplomat has not only cost him his appearance, but also the love of his life. Scarred, grieving, he must nonetheless continue in his role as co-delegate to the fearsome Tier-vane or risk a conflict that could only end one way.

Now both of them need to keep each other alive and maintain a perilous deception long enough to renegotiate the treaty with the Tier-vane, or throw their people into a war that could wipe out Terrans and Inc-Su alike. But there’s more at stake than humanity, whether true or modified. Can the love growing between them save them both? Or merely hasten their destruction? 

My Review 
Being a clone and an assassin is all Tyree knows. It is what she was made for and she isn't used to getting involved with others. Her newest assignment may be her hardest yet. She has just learned a secret about herself and her new assignment is to help Zander make a peace treaty. She has to pretend to be his love who was killed and still protect him. Zander has gave everything for his job and just wants to finish it. Tyree may resemble his late love but she is far from being her. Someone doesn't want their mission to pass and will do anything to stop them. While they grow closer to each other so does someone who will kill to stop them.

Tyree is very smart, tough and knows how to get the job done. She doesn't understand what she begins to feel for Zander. She does everything she can to protect him. She doesn't understand a lot about what a relationship is. Zander is really a shell of a man until Tyree gets him to open his heart again. He is tough and doesn't give up easy. 

I liked this book and both characters really don't know for sure what is growing between them. Tyree wonders if Zander sees her or his past love and I'm glad she uses her head and has that thought. Both of them put there selves in danger to save the other even when it is Tyree's job to protect Zander. He still jumps in to help her even when he knows e has to stay alive or much will be lost. I love her ability and it was a neat to read about. I have to say I really didn't see the ending coming. Tyree has a horrible time and I wondered if she would survive. Even tough as she is she has a weakness and it just made her more great. If you like a sci-fi book about fascinating people and different abilities I would recommend this one to you.

4 out of 5 Stars

Buy links: 
Breathless Press - (and for the whole of August, Breathless Press is offering 50% off to celebrate their 5th birthday!) 

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After spending twelve years working as an Analytical Chemist in a Metals and Minerals laboratory, Pippa Jay is now a stay-at-home mum who writes scifi and the supernatural. Somewhere along the way a touch of romance crept into her work and refused to leave. In between torturing her plethora of characters, she spends the odd free moment playing guitar very badly, punishing herself with freestyle street dance, and studying the Dark Side of the Force. Although happily settled in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the Universe in her head. 

Pippa Jay is a dedicated member of the Science Fiction Romance Brigade, blogging at Spacefreighters Lounge, Adventures in Scifi, and Romancing the Genres. Her works include a YA science fiction novel—Gethyon—published through BURST (Champagne Books), three self-published short stories (Terms & Conditions Apply, The Bones of the Sea, and Reboot), and she’s one of eight authors included in a science fiction romance anthology—Tales from the SFR Brigade. She’s also a double SFR Galaxy Award winner, been a finalist in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), and the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place). 

You can stalk her at her website, or at her blog, but without doubt her favorite place to hang around and chat is on Twitter as @pippajaygreen. 

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