Thursday, July 12, 2018

Awaken the Darkness ~ Dianne Duvall ~ Blog Tour

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.

 Don't miss a heart-pounding moment of Dianne Duvall's "utterly addictive" Immortal Guardians series!

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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Immortal Guardians Dream Cast

Hello!  Thank you for joining me.  I’m excited to be here today, celebrating the release of AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, the eighth book in my Immortal Guardians series. If you’re new to my series, don’t worry. Each book can be read as a stand-alone novel. You’ll just know more about the secondary characters if you read the books in order. So if you like a lot of action, passion and humor in your romance, I hope you’ll give the series a try. J

Before I started writing full-time, I worked in the local independent film industry. And as I helped directors cast their feature films, short films, and music videos, I admit I often imagined casting my own projects . . . namely film versions of my books. With each book’s release, I rethink my dream cast, adding new cast members and replacing this or that choice. So I thought I would share with you the latest Immortal Guardians Dream Cast I’ve concocted for AWAKEN THE DARKNESS’s release. (I think this is the most extensive one I’ve created thus far, because it includes immortals, humans, gifted ones, and a vampire.)  

Sebastian Stan and Alexandra Daddario as

Stanislav and Susan

Hero and Heroine of AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, Book 8

Gerard Butler and Natalie Portman as
Aidan and Dana
Hero and Heroine of BLADE OF DARKNESS, Book 7

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson as
Ethan and Heather
Hero and Heroine of SHADOWS STRIKE, Book 6

Stephen Amell and Daisy Ridley as
Yuri and Cat
Hero and Heroine of PHANTOM RMBRACE, Book 5.5

Chris Hemsworth and Eva Green as
Zach and Lisette
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT UNBOUND, Book 5

Sam Worthington and Cobie Smulders as
Étienne (Lisette’s brother) and Krysta
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS RISES, Book 4

Sam Worthington and Jennifer Garner as
Richart (Étienne’s twin) and Jenna
Hero and Heroine of IN STILL DARKNESS, Book 3.5

Jake Gyllenhaal and Evengeline Lilly as
Sebastien and Dr. Melanie Lipton
Hero and Heroine of PHANTOM SHADOWS, Book 3

Johnny Depp and Milla Jovovitch as
Marcus and Ami (Amiriska)
Hero and Heroine of NIGHT REIGNS, Book 2

Hugh Jackman and Michelle Monaghan as
Roland and Sarah
Hero and Heroine of DARKNESS DAWNS, Book 1

Henry Cavill as Seth
Leader of the Immortal Guardians
Idris Elba as David
Seth’s Second in Command

Ryan Reynolds as Chris Reordon
Head of the East Coast Division of the Network
Damon Wayans Jr. as Darnell
David’s Second

Michael B. Jordan as Cliff
Vampire Ally of the Immortal Guardians
Karl Urban as Alexei
Stanislav’s Second

What do you think? Makes me really want to see the books on the big screen. J  If you’re a fan of the series, how do these measure up to the way you see the characters?  Any recommendations?


  1. Wonderful write up. Love the pictures of the IG!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories!

  2. I can so see Henry Cavill playing the part as Seth, he has those old, soulful eyes. And I love Idris Elba. Thank you for welcoming Dianne on your blog today, Elizabeth. I hope that your readers enjoy AWAKEN THE DARKNESS, available now! Happy reading. <3 :)

  3. Love your choices! Man , I really NEED Dianne's books on TV!!

  4. But if you turn them into movies, you HAVE to have full control over the script or they will ruin it :(

  5. a movie or TV show tends to rune most books because they tend to change so much that being said we need something like this to watch for sure

  6. love the choices you have for your characters, would be great to see the books turned into movies!!!