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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Author's Taproom Presents: Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall; #BlogTour, #Excerpt, & #Giveaway

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

About the Book:

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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Exclusive Excerpt:

He drew his thumb across the back of her hand. Her skin was so soft.

He heard her heartbeat pick up again. “Are you afraid of me, Heather?”

“No. Not really. Why?”

“Your heartbeat keeps picking up whenever I’m near you or when I touch you.”

Color flooded her cheeks.

“It’s okay. I won’t be hurt if you are. Considering how we met—”

“I’m not afraid of you.”

Ethan studied her. If she wasn’t afraid of him . . .

She groaned. “This is so embarrassing. You’re going to think I’m a total loon.”

“I assure you I won’t.”

She bit her lip. “You must know you’re good-looking. I mean, women probably throw themselves at you wherever you go.”

“You’re attracted to me?” he asked with some astonishment . . . and a lot of interest. This night—or morning—was taking an unexpected and wholly welcome turn.

She covered her eyes with her free hand. “Yes.”

“Good.” When she peeked through her fingers at him, he smiled. “I’m incredibly attracted to you.”

She lowered her hand. “You’re just saying that to be nice.”

“No, I’m not. Why do you think my eyes keep glowing? I assume my eyes are glowing faintly?”


“They’re doing that because I want you.”

She remained quiet for a moment. “They were glowing when you fought the other vampires. Somehow I doubt you wanted them.”

He laughed, pain again streaking through his back. “I was furious. My eyes glow whenever I’m gripped by strong emotion. Anger. Pain. Grief. Lust. The stronger the emotion, the brighter they glow.”

She was quiet for a moment.

“Does it frighten you or make you uneasy when they glow?” he asked tentatively.

“No.” Her eyes locked with his. “I think they’re pretty when they glow.”

Now his heart began to thud against his ribs.

“I know I sound like a broken record,” she murmured, still staring into his eyes, “but this is so weird.”

He grinned. “It is weird. Here I thought I’d dispatch a few vampires, then head over to a friend’s house to stave off the loneliness that’s been plaguing me of late, and instead, I get to spend the day with you.” He narrowed his eyes. “I do get to spend the day with you, don’t I?”

She smiled. “Yes.”

He winked. “I’m going to tell myself it’s because you enjoy my charming company instead of it being because you’re afraid more vampires might show up.”

She laughed, and seemed to relax for the first time. “And if I admit that it’s for both reasons?”

Something warm unfurled in his chest as he gave her hand a squeeze. “Then I’d say my day just got a hell of a lot brighter.”

Previous Books in the Series:
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 -

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 

You can also find Dianne online . . .

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

Follow the tour:

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
Cocktails and Books - Review

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting one of Dianne Duvall's stops on her "Shadows Strike" Blog Tour :)

  2. Thank you for hosting Dianne today. I hope that your readers enjoy SHADOWS STRIKE - out August 25th! Happy Reading ☺

    1. Yes. Thank you for helping me celebrate the release of Shadows Strike!

  3. You have a very cute blog page. Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to reading Shadow's Strike.

    1. Thanks for joining us! I hope you'll like Ethan and Heather's story!


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