Thursday, June 4, 2015

From the Bestselling author of the Immortal Guardians series comes a new paranormal historical romance that inspired it all, and is sure to enchant fans new and old!

Hola chickies!  Today is super special because we get the chance to share our chat with Dianne Duvall about her new series The Gifted Ones.  Book 1 in the series is already out and, is called A Sorceress of His Own.  Words can't describe how awesome it is to get my hands on this one, especially since readers will learn more about the origin of Duvall's elite characters from the Immortal Guardians series.  So without further ado, check out our interview with Dianne.

Interview Questions:

 1.  I was so excited to learn that you were launching a new paranormal romance series.  Can you tell us a little bit about the series and how many potential books we can look forward to?
The first book, A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN, is actually a historical romance with fantasy or paranormal elements.  Alssya, the heroine of A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN, is the first gifted one I created.  For those who haven’t read my Immortal Guardians books:  gifted ones are men and women who were born with extremely advanced DNA that lends them special gifts and abilities that ordinary humans lack.  Alyssa may not understand the whys of it, but she does know she’s different.  Among other things, she was born with the ability to heal with her hands and read emotions with a touch . . . which, unfortunately, has led others to label her a sorceress.  But she isn’t the only one with such gifts.  As you’ll see, both in The Gifted Ones series and in my Immortal Guardians series. 

Since I’m a pantser rather than a plotter (i.e. I fly by the seat of my pants instead of outlining and plotting manuscripts before I sit down to write), I don’t know yet how many books The Gifted Ones series will boast.  But it will likely be comparable to my Immortal Guardians series in terms of length.  For now, I can tell you that I intend to release the second book in The Gifted Ones series — a time travel romance entitled RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY — in spring 2016.

2.  Since the blurb is a bit unclear, will this series be set in modern day times, or will it be in a more historical setting?
A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN will be set in 12th century England.  But I believe this series will actually span multiple eras, particularly since RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY will be a time travel romance set in both the 12th and the 21st centuries. 

3.  I read the blurb on your website where you talk about the heroine Alyssa being the first gifted one you envisioned.  Can readers expect there to be some crossover with the Immortal Guardians series?
Absolutely.  Marcus, a well-loved character from my Immortal Guardians series, appears in A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN as the mortal teenaged squire of the hero’s brother.  Seth and Roland also make appearances in it.  The second book, RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY, will then tell the story of Bethany, the woman Marcus loved for eight hundred years.  Since it’s a time travel romance, Marcus will appear both as a mortal teenaged squire in the past and as a powerful Immortal Guardian in the present in that one.  You’ll see Seth in both books, too.

4.  What's on your reading list right now?
There are sooooooo many books on my reading list right now.  There are quite a few new-to-me authors I’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t had a chance to yet.  I’ve fallen behind on all of my favorite series, too, with the exception of Laurann Dohner’s New Species series.  I always manage to find time to listen to those.  J  But I’d like to catch up on Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series, and Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series as soon as I can find some reading or listening time.  And anything by Stephen King, of course, makes my list. His writing always inspires me.  

So straight from the beloved Dianne Duvall's mouth, readers will get some Seth, Roland and Marcus action in this new series.  I for one am hoping to learn more about what Seth really is.....  Regardless, the book is currently out so pick up your copy and drop us a line to tell us what you think.

Title: A Sorceress of His OwnSeries:  The Gifted Ones, Book 1
Author:  Dianne Duvall
Genre:  Historical Paranormal Romance

From the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Immortal Guardians series comes an enchanting new series full of romance, danger, and loyalty: The Gifted Ones

Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself. For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father. All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him. When Dillon discovers that the wisewoman is far from elderly, he is instantly entranced. And, as he and Alyssa work together to defeat an enemy bent on destroying them both, Dillon will risk anything—even the wrath of his king—to be with her.

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Dianne_Duvall_AuthorPic 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 . . . Blog | Facebook | Twitter | TsÅ« | YouTube | Pinterest | Goodreads | Google Plus


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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for hosting Dianne today! We hope that everyone enjoys A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN - available now. Happy reading! -Crystal @ Author's Taproom


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