Hello sci-fi fans. Today, I’m delighted to welcome best-selling author, Dianne Duvall. The Lasaran – due out on 21st April – is her latest novel that also kicks off her new sci-fi series the Aldebarian Alliance. Read my thoughts about it HERE.
I have read and loved every one of Dianne’s books and have become a HUGE fan. I was overjoyed to be give the opportunity to ask her some bookish question that have been floating around my mind.
To make your lives easier, dear followers, there are purchase links, book information and an author bio as well as the links to the very generous giveaway that’s being hosted during the tour. 😉 Keep reading for my Q&A with independent author, Dianne Duvall.
So my lovelies, let me share with you The Lasaran …
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #) by Dianne Duvall
New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the first novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action, intrigue, humor, and happily-ever-afters.
Taelon searches the galaxy for his younger sister, who mysteriously disappeared while on a diplomatic mission. When an ally reveals that she was seized and is being held prisoner on Earth, Taelon descends upon the blue planet, intent on freeing her and exacting vengeance. However, all does not go as planned. Before he can find her, Taelon is captured and becomes the subject of torturous experiments. For what feels like an eternity, all he knows is pain and fury… until a mind tentatively touches his own and a woman’s voice forever changes his world.
After suffering tragic losses, Lisa is finally beginning to carve out a future for herself when chance sends her to the Anomalous Cognition Research Institute. What at first appears to be a benign organization seeking participants for a psychic study instead turns out to be a government facility harboring a much darker intent. Lisa discovers this too late and soon becomes the unwilling subject of a terrifying experiment. Just as fear and desperation threaten to consume her, a deep, compelling voice penetrates the looming insanity and lends her hope.
Having seen only the worst of humanity, Taelon is shocked when Lisa risks everything to free him. Together the two make their escape, and Taelon finds himself fascinated by the small human woman who—despite all she’s suffered—can still laugh and tease and lure smiles from him. Friendship swiftly grows between them as they work together to evade soldiers intent on capturing them and find themselves hunted by mystifying preternatural beings. Through it all, Lisa steadfastly remains by his side, stealing more of his heart each day while she helps him unravel the mystery of his sister’s fate. Can they find his sister before the hunters find them? If they survive their quest, will Taelon have to bid Lisa farewell… or can he coax her into leaving her planet and joining him for the adventure of a lifetime?
Keep reading to find out more about Dianne Duvall and her books. Check out my fun Q&A and don’t forget to enter the very generous GiveAway!
Flora: Hello Dianne and welcome back to my blog.
Dianne: Hi, Flora! Thanks so much for celebrating the big release with me!
Flora: I love the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones spin-off books; at what point did you decide to write a science fiction romance spin-off?
Dianne: This may surprise fans, but the premise of this book actually came to me before I began writing my Immortal Guardians books. I think it was about the same time the plot of A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN came to me. Once I started writing that one, however, gifted ones and immortals and the adventures and harrowing situations they wound up in quickly took over. But I couldn’t stop thinking about Taelon. Scenes from his story kept teasing my imagination. And as soon as I finished DEATH OF DARKNESS, I knew it was time to satisfy the sci-fi lover in me and tell not only Taelon’s tale, but also the others it inspired.
Flora: Oh, wow, it really has been brewing for a long time. I know existing fans will be VERY excited by this next book, but can The Lasaran be read in isolation? (Asking for those few individuals who haven’t read the Immortal Guardians‘ books yet). 😉
Dianne: Absolutely. Readers do not have to read the Immortal Guardians books to enjoy THE LASARAN or the books that will follow in the Aldebarian Alliance series. So for any readers out there who are new to my work: If you like sci-fi and paranormal romance that features strong heroes who love strong women, likeable secondary characters, action, passion, and humor, I hope you’ll pick up Taelon and Lisa’s story. 🙂
Flora: That’s good to know. At this point, do you know how many books will be in the Aldebarian Alliance series?
Dianne: Right now, this series can potentially have over a dozen books, all of which will be stand-alones with happily-ever-afters. I’m already working on the second book in the series and have the plots of several more constantly vying for attention.
Flora: Oh wow. That’s great! I know I’m not the only bookworm who loves HEAs, so thanks for that too. I wish more authors would write their series like that. Are there any authors that you look to for inspiration?
Dianne: I don’t really look to other authors for inspiration, though I admit Stephen King’s books always fire my imagination, regardless of the genre. I do have a bit of a quirk as a writer, though. Whatever romance sub-genre I’m currently writing in is the one I read in my spare time. So when I wrote books in The Gifted Ones series, I read medieval romance to help me stay in that mindset. When I work on an Immortal Guardians book, I usually read paranormal romance. I’ve been heavily into sci-fi romance lately. I think I’ve just needed more of an escape, and whatever better way to escape than to leave the planet? 😉 So I’ve been “hanging out” with Laurann Dohner’s Vorge Crew. I also recently delved into Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire series and have been enjoying it.
Flora: Wow, thank you Dianne for answering my questions. I always learn something new about you. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of The Lasaran and can’t wait to get my hands on it!
If you want to know more about Dianne’s Immortal Guardians series and the amazing tour-wide giveaway, keep reading …
The Immortal Guardians series by Dianne Duvall
Immortal Guardians series sits in the paranormal romance genre. However, it could also sit happily on an urban fantasy shelf due to much of the content. Set in our modern human world, it features a new twist on the vampire genre.
Immortals and vampires are both infected with the same virus, which lends them dramatically increased strength, speed, healing capabilities and enhanced senses. Vampires are humans who have been infected, whereas Immortals are Gifted Ones who have been infected. Gifted Ones are men and women who were born with extremely advanced DNA that lends them special gifts, such as healing, telepathy, precognition and the like. Vampires rapidly descend into madness when the virus damages their brains but Immortals don’t; their advanced DNA protects them from that aspect of the virus.
Books in the Series
If you haven’t read any of the series yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure with these gripping alpha heroes and truly awesome heroines. Follow the links to read my reviews or buy your own copy.
- Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) (2011)
- Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2) (2011)
- Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3) (2012)
- In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5) (2014)
- Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) (2013)
- Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) (2014)
- Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5) (2016)
- Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) (2015)
- Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #7) (2017)
- Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #8) (2018)
- Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #9) (2019)
- Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians, #10) (2020)
- Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians #11) (2021)
- An Immortal Guardians Companion (Expected 12th October 2021)
Buy any of these stories in print, digital and audio formats from all the usual sources including;
Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository* ¦ Foyles* ¦ Waterstones*
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You could win:
- — (1) $50 Amazon Gift Card
- — (2) An Aldebarian Alliance, Immortal Guardians, and The Gifted Ones by Dianne Duvall Prize Pack*
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Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I hope you found reading the little Q&A with Dianne as much fun as I did doing it. Good luck in the giveaway and I hope you add The Lasaran to your book wish lists.
Just before I go, the tour is still ongoing until 27th April and Dianne is visiting other bloggers and sharing more of her secrets. I’ve posted the rest of the schedule below if want to follow the tour.
Blog Tour Schedule:
- 19 April: Rachael’s not-so-secret diary – Spotlight
Bookgatherer – Author Post
- 20 April: Romance Reviews and More – Author Post
- 22 April: Adria’s Musings and Reviews – Author Post
- 23 April: Books-n-Kisses – Author Post
- 24 April: Ideally Inspired Reviews – Spotlight
Obsessive Reading Disorder – Excerpt
- 25 April: Buffy’s Ramblings – Author Post
- 26 April: Author’s Taproom – Author Post
- 27 April: From the TBR Pile – Excerpt
Perusal of Fiction – Author Post