Blog Tour: Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Awaken the Darkness 
(Immortal Guardians #8)
by Dianne Duvall 
Kindle Edition, 414 pages
Publication: July 10th 2018 by Dianne Duvall

Return to the "utterly addictive" (RT Book Reviews), "fast-paced and humorous" (Publishers Weekly) world of New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians.  

He awakens encapsulated in dirt with no knowledge of how he came to be there. Riddled with injuries, he can remember neither his past nor who he is. Nor can he remember what he is. But surely no mortal man could survive being buried deep beneath the earth. All he knows with certainty is that the soothing voice and presence of the woman moving around above enables him to endure the agony of his wounds. And he will do whatever it takes to be with her.

When Susan first sees the old two-story house for sale, such warmth and longing fill her that—against all reason—she makes an offer. It will take years of hard work and money she frankly doesn’t have to fix up the place. So she can’t explain why she bought it. She also can’t explain what compels her to spend hours one night, digging in the basement until she unearths a man. A man who still lives and breathes despite having been buried alive. A man whose intense brown eyes glow amber with pain, declaring him far more than ordinary. Susan knows she should keep her distance. He has no memory and possesses gifts that would make most fear him. But as the two work together to unravel the mystery of his past, she finds herself drawn in by his teasing nature and tender touch. So much so that she loses her heart to him even as they find themselves hunted by unknown enemies who are ruthless in their quest to capture them.


Despite her stinging palms and fingers, Susan was happy to be clean as she shut off the water and toweled herself dry. Her ears strained to catch any sound beyond the door but heard nothing. Nor could she hear his thoughts.

Had he fallen asleep again?

Had he left?

A chill skittered through her.

He hadn’t died, had he?

Alarmed, she hurriedly donned her clothes, grabbed a comb, then yanked open the door.

Relief suffused her.

He sat on the bed, facing her. Both hands gripped the edge of the mattress so tightly his knuckles shone white. His head hung low.

She took a step toward him. “Are you okay?”

Nodding, he raised his head and opened his mouth to speak, then stared at her with an expression she couldn’t read.

“What?” she asked when the silence stretched.

His lips curled up in a tired smile. “Nothing. You’re just beautiful.”

Heat flooded her cheeks.

His smile broadened. “Even more so when you blush.”

Grinning, she approached him. “Sweet talker.”

He chuckled.

“Let me help you up.”

“I don’t want to get you dirty.”

“First, let me say: Wow, your mother really raised you right, because your manners are impeccable. Second, don’t be silly.” Tossing the comb on the bed, she pulled one of his arms across her shoulders. He was so tall she didn’t even have to bend or stoop to do it despite the fact that he was seated.

He rose, resting less weight on her than he had earlier. But his steps were slow.

His thoughts began to flow into her again, most focused around steadfastly trying to remain on his feet and not wanting to burden her with too much of his weight.

“At the risk of sounding like a perv,” she said once they stood in the large bathroom, “I don’t think I should leave you alone in here.”

His lips curled up in another smile. “It’s okay. I won’t fall.”

“I’m not so sure about that.”

“I am.” And I don’t want her to see me unclothed while I bear so many flaws. He cast the mirror a disgusted glance. I look like an ogre beside her beauty.

Awwww. That was so sweet. “There’s no need to feel self-conscious.”

He swore. “You weren’t supposed to hear that.”

“Sorry.” Things like that had ruined every relationship she had ever embarked upon.

“I’ll be fine, Susan.”

She seriously doubted that.

“If it will make you feel better, I’ll leave the door unlocked and you can come running if you hear a loud thud.”

“That isn’t funny.” Her lips twitched. “And yet I’m tempted to laugh, so I must be getting loopy again. I’ll go make us something to eat while you shower.” She hesitated. “Do you need help undressing?”

“No, thank you.”

Wrinkling her nose, she gave him a look full of chagrin. “I felt so sleazy asking you that.”

Amusement twinkled in his odd eyes. “Were I feeling better, I might have offered a sleazy response.”

She laughed.

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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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  1. Thank you for hosting Dianne on your blog today, Elizabeth. I hope that your readers enjoy AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, available now. Happy reading!

  2. This was another wonderful book by Dianne Duvall. Thanks for hosting her here today. If you haven’t read her books before, you should check out her Immortal Guardians. You will not regret it - except to wait for the next book.

    1. Absolutely! Ms. Duvall writes an exciting and engaging series!

  3. Really great book. I love that it's just a little bit different from the other books in the series, which makes it very special. I can't wait to get my hands on the ones coming in the future. Thanks so much for hosting her today, I am so hooked on Dianne Duvall's books!

  4. Got it..starting it tonite..will it be a sleepless nite?? Only time will tell..

  5. This entire series is wonderful! This one kept me riveted to the last page!

  6. Can't wait to be able to catch up 💜

  7. amazing addition to this wonderful series. Absolutely addicting.

  8. Fantastic book. Ending came too quickly. Now the long wait for the next one.

  9. This sounds like a wonderful book. My sister loved it and is passing it on to me.

  10. This sounds like a great book and a wonderful series! I'm really intrigued! I just learned of the series and I can't wait to get started.

  11. Another amazing book from Dianne! I just love this series and I’ve read the book. It was awesome. I can’t wait to read the next one :))