June 14, 2023

Blog Tour: Rogue Darkness


We are so excited to share with our readers the next exciting novel in Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians series! Keep reading to find out more and for your chance to win in the tour-wide giveaway! Rogue Darkness releases June 13th, grab your copy today at one of your favorite online retailers!  

Immortal Guardians Book 12
by Dianne Duvall 
Release Date: June 13th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in her “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly) and “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews) Immortal Guardians series.

Immortal Guardians have hunted and slain psychotic vampires for thousands of years. Now someone is hunting them. Humanity remains oblivious to the existence of immortals, vampires, and gifted ones, so how does this rising nemesis even know who they are and where to find them? Could it be the machinations of an old nemesis—one they thought they defeated? Or is this something new? Because unlike the foes they’ve faced in the past, this one doesn’t just target immortals. He targets those who are near and dear to them.

A gifted one under the Immortal Guardians’ protection, Nicole has worked hard to land her dream job—that of an Immortal Guardian’s Second or mortal guard—and loves working with Sean. He’s smart. He’s funny. And despite the sometimes dark existence he leads, the two of them laugh a lot. Years spent as a special ops soldier prepared Nicole well, enabling her to keep Sean safe despite his tendency to dive headlong into danger. But can it keep her safe? The enemy they face is determined and shrewd. Uncovering his identity may require new methods of engagement and force her to take a few risks.
Sean hasn’t been immortal long, but he knows the rules. And according to the rules, Nicole is off-limits. She’s his Second. His guard. His best friend. The one person who knows him better than anyone else. Though he loves every minute he spends with her, friendship is all they can ever have... isn’t it? Sean soon begins to question that as the two of them engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with the enemy, one that will reveal the true depth of their feelings for each other and drive him to abandon the rules altogether.





Top 5 Reasons You’ll Love Sean

Hello! Thanks for joining us! I’m excited to be here, celebrating the release of ROGUE DARKNESS, the latest thrilling stand-alone novel in my Immortal Guardians series. If you enjoy paranormal romance that’s full of humor that will make you laugh out loud, action scenes that will keep you clinging to the edge of your seat, fun banter, and sizzling romance, I think you’ll really like Sean and Nicole’s story. (For those who are new to the series, don’t worry. You won’t feel lost if you dive in with this one.)

Today I thought I would help you get to know Sean, the hero, by giving you five reasons Nicole falls in love with him . . . along with some snippets from the story that I hope will pique your interest.


He’s tall, dark, and handsome... most of the time.

Becca’s eyes widened as they focused on someone behind her.

Nicole turned to see what had grabbed her attention… and gaped.

Sean strode toward her, a smile on his handsome face.

A very different Sean.

His combat blacks were gone, replaced by worn, faded blue jeans that molded themselves to muscled thighs. A white Henley T-shirt hugged eight-pack abs. Atop that, he wore a dark gray shirt, unbuttoned, with the long sleeves pushed back to his elbows. Dark tattoos now whorled and swirled up his muscled forearms. A watch adorned one wrist. Three black string bracelets circled the other. And his hair…

He had shorn his raven hair close to his head on the sides. The rest of his thick, wavy locks looked like he’d finger-combed them back from his face and sported so many pale golden streaks that he looked blond. A tattoo similar to those on his arms crept up one side of his neck, accenting his firm jaw.

Holy hell.


He loves strong women.


Feet braced apart, Nicole drew a 9mm and aimed it at the elevator seam.

The doors slid open.


Lowering her weapon, she stepped inside and pressed the button for the second floor.

Sean smiled as he joined her.

“What?” How did he lighten her spirits with just a smile?

“You look fierce,” he professed, his expression rife with admiration. “I love that you kick ass.”

Fighting a grin, she narrowed her eyes in warning. “Well, don’t get distracted, or I’ll have to kick yours.”

He laughed.


Nicole again raised her 9mm and braced for battle as the elevator doors slid open.


He’s passionate.

Sean pressed a kiss to Nicole’s cheek.

“Seriously?” Becca said dryly. “You can kiss her goodnight. Like a real kiss. I told you it won’t make me feel like a third wheel as long as you don’t start groping each other.”

Nicole’s eyes shot to his.

Sean sent her a cocky grin. “You heard her.” Sliding an arm around her waist, he drew her up against him. When she made no objections, he dipped his chin and brushed his lips against hers. Once. Twice. Gentle explorations. Curious to see if the electric shock their first kiss had sparked had just been a fluke.

It hadn’t.

When Nicole rested a hand on his chest and slid it up to cup the nape of his neck, lightning struck. Fire raced through him, speeding his pulse and driving his heartbeat to drum in his ears. His heightened hearing caught the rapid thumping of her heart, along with the slight catch of her breath.

Did she feel the spark, too?

When her lips parted, he slid his tongue inside to stroke hers. So unbelievably good. Nicole pressed closer, rising onto her toes as she wrapped her other arm around his neck. Her hips shifted against his. Her breasts brushed his chest.

Hard and aching for her, Sean clutched her tighter.

Becca laughed. “I said not to grope each other.”


He loves to make Nicole laugh.

Nicole bit her lip as a new concern arose. “I didn’t do anything I should feel embarrassed about, did I?” A vampire’s bite didn’t just leave victims loopy. It could also lower inhibitions.

“Other than ravishing me and stealing my innocence, then farting in your sleep? No.”

She laughed. “I did not!”

“Okay. You didn’t fart in your sleep.”

She grinned. “But I did steal your innocence?”

“No,” he said, injecting his response with amusing petulance. “I kept waiting for you to, but noOo. All you wanted to do was sleep.”

Again she laughed.


He’s honest.

Desire blazed in the luminous amber eyes that caught and held her gaze. Cupping her face in both hands, Sean stared down at her with an intensity that heightened her awareness of him. “Do you have any idea how long I’ve wanted to do that?”

She shook her head. He’d kissed her twice in recent weeks when he’d pretended to be her boyfriend. But he made it sound as if he’d wanted to kiss her before that.

Unable to deny the impulse, Nicole tucked her index fingers through the belt loops on his cargo pants to keep him close. “Why didn’t you?” she asked softly.

Much to her surprise, he didn’t hesitate to respond. “Because I knew with you, one kiss would never be enough. I would always want more.”

I hope you’ll enjoy Sean and Nicole’s story! J


The Immortal Guardians Series:

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance sci‐fi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and time‐travel romance series.  The Lasaran, the first book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a #1 Audible Mover & Shaker. The Segonian, the second book in the Aldebarian Alliance Series, was a Barnes&Noble Top Indie Favorite. Audible chose Awaken the Darkness as one of the Top 5 Best Paranormal Romance Audiobooks of 2018. 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). Dianne's books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers' Choice Awards. And her audiobooks have been awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence. 

Dianne's books have all appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and/or Kobo Bestseller lists.  The first book in Dianne's The Gifted Ones series, A Sorceress of His Own, is a prequel of sorts to Darkness Dawns. A USA Today bestseller, A Sorceress of His Own is a medieval romance with paranormal elements that was awarded the AudioFile Earphones Award for Excellence and was an Audie Finalist. The second book in the series, Rendezvous With Yesterday, is a time travel romance that won the GraveTells Readers' Choice Award for Best Historical Romance. 

In addition to writing romance, Dianne has completed a one-act play (comedy) and teamed up with an award-winning 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 has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the psychotic vampires she creates in her books.

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To celebrate the release of Rogue Darkness, Dianne Duvall will be giving away a Swag Pack to (2) two separate readers (US only please) AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card to (2) two separate readers! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in this post. Follow along with the Blog Tour at DianneDuvall.com for more chances to win daily. Good luck!