"Duvall is a major player." —RT Book ReviewsDianne 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?"The Immortal Guardians...
SUMMARY:In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts. . .where passion can last forever, if you're willing to pay the price. . . Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control. . . In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible--when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. . . These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day! --Alexandra Ivy
Across dimensions . . . A gifted one, Yuri Sokolov was born with the ability to see spirits, but he knows better than to make contact with them. Yet he's never seen one as lovely as Cat Seddon, the woman who haunts his home and his dreams. But amid their star-crossed love, a new danger may have Yuri facing a different kind of eternity. "Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex, fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty."—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 "Readers will appreciate the rich characterizations and kick-butt action of Duvall's In Still Darkness."—Publishers WeeklyPreviously published in On The Hunt
Romance. 100272 words long. First published in 2009
Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . . Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?
Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .
Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different — and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question — he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him . .
Dianne Duvall lures readers into a world of romance and suspense, where love can mean the difference between life and death . . .Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it's not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire . . .Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can't remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different - and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question - he can't put her in danger. But she isn't asking him . . .Review"Vampires, and the virus that drive them insane, have been the primary threats that our heroes have been fighting, but there is a new player in town. With this excellent entry, rising star Duvall is fast proving to be a major player in paranormal romance!"RT Book Reviews on Phantom Shadows*"[Duvall's] characters have realistic and very human emotions, lending them significant relatability. Duvall uses recurring characters from previous titles (Darkness Dawns; Night Reigns) to continue building her intriguing paranormal world with increasing flair and writerly skill."-Publishers Weekly*"These dark, kick-ass guardians can protect me any day!" -New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy"A strong start in what looks to be a thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!"-RT Book Reviews on Darkness Dawns, 2011 RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance Nominee"This blend of kick-butt action, intriguing plot twists and heartfelt passion is utterly addictive!"- RT Book Reviews on Night Reigns, Top Pick"Crackles with energy, originality, and a memorable take-no-prisoners heroine." - Publishers Weekly on Night Reigns About the AuthorDianne Duvall is the award-winning author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel DARKNESS DAWNS has been nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance 2011 by RT Book Reviews, for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire 2011 by The Romance Reviews, and for Best Book of 2011 by Long and Short Reviews. NIGHT REIGNS, the second book in her Immortal Guardians series, has been declared an "utterly addictive" Top Pick by RT Book Reviews, "intense, passionate and engrossing" by The Romance Reviews, and "a clever, unique, and brilliantly executed book" by Long and Short Reviews. PHANTOM SHADOWS, the third book in what RT Book Reviews call her "excellent Immortal Guardians series," will be released on October 2, 2012.When she isn't writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.Information on her books and the latest news can be found on her website at DianneDuvall.com.