ROGUE DARKNESS by Dianne Duvall Author Q&A

Greetings everyone! Melissa, aka Nerdy Novel here! Are you enjoying all things ROGUE DARKNESS by Dianne Duvall because I sure am!! Don't worry if you have not read or listened yet, there is always fun to be had here. Keep reading for a special Q & A with Ms. Duvall! πŸ’™



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.

Greetings, Dianne! I'm over the moon excited to have you here today!

As always, it’s great to be here! I love visiting. Thanks so much for celebrating the big release
with me.

Let's not keep our peeps waiting, we're goi to dive in and learn about the lovely Ms. Duvall!
Wonderful! Let's get down to business, shall we? **Nods** Cool!
Your readers/listeners love the Immortal Guardians series and cannot wait to see what
you have in store for us in ROGUE DARKNESS. What is one scene that has stuck with
you from this series as a whole?

The one scene that immediately comes to mind is one in DEATH OF DARKNESS that fans of
the series call “THE SCENE: You know the one.” It’s a doozy, and it really caught everyone off
guard. So it may surprise fans to hear that I foresaw that scene back when I was writing the first
book in the series. That was always how I imagined the final showdown in the first series arc
culminating, and I knew it would happen in Seth’s book.
BUT… there is also a scene in ROGUE DARKNESS that now stands out just as much for me.
You’ll know it when you reach it and Seth (the immensely powerful leader of the Immortal
Guardians) says, “That was a first for me, by the way. I have never in all of my long existence
had to rescue an immortal who __________” I won’t spoil the surprise. ;-)

Ooh, you're cheeky and I love it. Now you have me curious, and quite eager for this scene! No doubt your readers and listeners are thinking the same thing. Let's continue.
We know that you enjoy Stephen King's novels, so other than his book On Writing,
what book or books from this prolific writer has inspired your creativity?

THE STAND was the first book I read by Stephen King, and it continues to resonate with me.
I’ve always loved end-of-the-world, apocalyptic fiction. And boy, did he bring it with this one. The
language, the character development, the fascinating journey… I loved it all.

The mind of an author is absolutely magnificent. 
Other than your readers/ listeners, who else is a big supporter in your writing journey?

My family. They have been unwaveringly supportive, cheering me on every step of the way.
If I need extra time to meet a deadline, they make sure I get it. On the flip side, they also ensure
I get the family fun time I need to keep from stressing and stay healthy. They celebrate each release with me, applaud every great review, and remind me when I start to worry right before a
book releases—hoping fans and new readers alike will enjoy it—that I ALWAYS worry right
before a book releases. LOL.
Most importantly, they make me laugh and inspire a lot of the humor you’ll find in my books. I
wouldn’t be living my dream without them.

Thanks for spending time with me today, and I cannot wait to slay some vampires alongside the Immortal Guardians crew!

Thank you for the fun interview! I hope your readers will have fun with Sean and Nicole!














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The Immortal Guardians Series:

Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1)

Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2)

Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3)

In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5)

Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4)

Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5)

Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5)

Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6)

Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 7)

Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 8)

Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 9)

Broken Dawn (Immortal Guardians Book 10)

Cliff’s Descent (Immortal Guardians Book 11)


Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance scifi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and timetravel 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.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit or sign up for her Newsletter. You can also find Dianne online . . .



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 for more chances to win daily. Good luck!

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Thanks for stopping by, peeps! 

What an amazing day! Be sure to check out all things happening in the ROGUE DARKNESS blog tour taking place June 11th- 17th on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and blogs of all styles!
Happy reading my peeps!

Melissa, aka, NerdyNovel


  1. 😍 so excited to start this!!

  2. Just waiting on delivery! Can't wait!

  3. Gotta wait for payday to order πŸ₯²

  4. I can't wait to listen to the audio!


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