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Release day: Darkness Rises

1 October 2013

Today is the official release of Darkness Rises by Dianne Duvall (paperback, ebook and audiobook, Kensington/Zebra). Here’s the blurb:

Darkness RisesDianne Duvall returns to the world of the Immortal Guardians, where danger—and desire—make every decision count. . .

Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her “special abilities” aren’t much, but the plan is simple—she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it’s bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He’s a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it.

Étienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years—long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can’t stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she’s exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger too. He’ll have to accept Krysta’s help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher. . .

Dianne dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

Paranormal romance has long been my favorite genre. It takes all of the action and excitement of the horror movies I enjoy and combines it with the romance and HEAs I adore. What I like most in paranormal romances, however, are the strong heroines and the alpha males who love them. Krysta Linz, the heroine in Darkness Rises, is as strong as they come. Once the victim of a vicious vampire attack, Krysta has dedicated her life to slaying every blood-sucking, psychotic vampire she can find. She does a fantastic job of it, too . . . until her vampire hunting activities bring her to the attention of Immortal Guardian Étienne d’Alençon. Étienne has always admired strong women. So, when he sees Krysta (a mere mortal) take on four vampires by herself, he is instantly fascinated. Soon sparks begin to fly as he endeavours to learn more about her and the hunter becomes the hunted.

You can read an excerpt of Darkness Rises and learn more about the Immortal Guardians on Dianne’s website and buy it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a signed copy of Dianne;s latest release Predatory (an anthology that contains her Immortal Guardians novella ‘In Still Darkness’) + Immortal Guardians swag. Giveaway closes 20 October 2013. (The winner is Aimee)


  1. Deb Klanfar permalink
    10 October 2013 9:39 pm

    Hi Dianne
    I definitely like the sound of this one.

  2. aimskye permalink
    8 October 2013 9:59 am

    Congrats on your release Dianne! I have read the first two in the Immortal Guardians series, I was waiting for this release to start number 3!

  3. 6 October 2013 9:06 am

    Hey Diana,

    Does Krysta’s special abilities extend beyond her use of the shoto swords? I guess I’ll have to read on to find out. Congrat’s on the release 🙂

    • 7 October 2013 9:41 pm

      Hi! Yes, they do. Krysta has another talent that gives her an edge when battling vampires that are so much faster and stronger than she is. I hope you’ll like it!

    • 8 October 2013 7:28 am

      Hi Dianne, sounds great. My apologies for getting your name wrong too. It sounds like Krysta knows just what she wants and how to get it. Good luck with the book.

  4. Denise Van Plew permalink
    3 October 2013 3:34 am

    It is going to be a good book.

  5. bn100 permalink
    2 October 2013 2:32 pm

    This sounds interesting

  6. 2 October 2013 7:39 am

    Happy Release Day! I loved this book! Krysta & Etienne is an awesome couple. Thanks for sharing the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  7. helensibbritt permalink
    1 October 2013 9:10 pm

    Hi Rachael

    Congrats on the relase sounds like another great story 🙂

    have Fun

    • helensibbritt permalink
      1 October 2013 9:13 pm

      That should say Dianne my PC is jumping all over athe place LOL

      Have Fun

  8. 1 October 2013 6:29 pm

    Sounds like a great book. Can’t wait to read it.

    • 7 October 2013 9:36 pm

      Thanks, Suzi! I hope you’ll like Étienne and Krysta’s story! I had such fun writing it. 🙂

  9. 1 October 2013 5:12 pm

    This sounds so good.I love immortals and vampires so it is a great combination especially with a self reliant female thrown in.

  10. 1 October 2013 12:44 pm

    Congratulations on the release Dianne another for the TBR list

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