Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall | Book Reviews | Author Interviews
Exclusive interview and review of Phantom Embrace by Dianne Duvall … Duvall truly delivers with her best selling series “Immortal Guardians” … The characters are addictive and inspiring as ever …
About the Book
Title: Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians #5.5)
Author: Dianne Duvall
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Across dimensions . . .
Born with the ability to see spirits, immortal Yuri Sokolov avoids making contact with them, because such has always yielded negative results…until lovely Cat Seddon begins haunting his home and his dreams. As a new threat rises against the Immortal Guardians, Yuri disregards all the rules so he can be with Cat, even though the consequences are substantial.
For centuries, Catherine Seddon has been alone. When her brother is forced to join the Immortal Guardians’ ranks, she haunts the primary home of the powerful warriors to keep an eye on him, and soon finds herself captivated by Yuri. The handsome Russian immortal swiftly banishes her loneliness as friendship grows between them and deepens into love. But can two people who are unable to touch find a future together?
1.) Who is your inspiration when it comes to authors?
Stephen King is my biggest inspiration. Not only is he an extremely talented author, he used to be an English teacher, and has an excellent grasp of the language. I learn something new about writing every time I read one of his books.
2.) What motivates you when you are going through a time of writers block?
When I get writers block, I usually do one of three things. 1 — I step away from the computer and take a walk to clear my head. 2 — I try a different medium, either writing by hand in a spiral notebook (that’s actually how I wrote DARKNESS DAWNS) or using my AlphaSmart NEO. Both eliminate distractions . . . like Facebook and other temptations on the internet, so ideas tend to flow more easily. Or 3 — I listen to Stephen King’s audiobook ON WRITING.
I often recommend that book to new writers, because most of us can relate to his candid account of the path to publication and all of the rejections and disappointments it included. And he covers areas of the craft that my creative writing professors never touched upon. Even if I only listen to a chapter or two, I’m inspired to write, write, write.
3.) How do you think up these amazing characters?
I just give my imagination free reign. I’ve always been a pantser, rather than a plotter. So I “fly by the seat of my pants” instead of painstakingly writing a detailed plot of both the books and the series. Many of the heroes, heroines, and other characters who people my Immortal Guardians books had not yet introduced themselves to me when I wrote the first book, DARKNESS DAWNS. I only knew Seth, Roland and Marcus from A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN when I started that one. But with each book, my Immortal Guardians family grew. And I can’t wait to see who will join it next.
4.) What would you like to tell your fans?
Thank you so much for your support. You have no idea how many times you’ve made me smile. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my series. Many of you have been asking when the next books in my Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series will release. I’ve had to push back my release estimates and don’t have specific release dates for you. (All of my books from this point on will be indie published.) But it looks like I’ll be releasing RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY, The Gifted Ones Book 2, in September. And I’m hoping to release Aidan’s book, Immortal Guardians Book 7, by the end of the year.
You’ve also been asking when Seth will get his own story. Well . . . I’ve found the perfect heroine for him. So his book is not far away now. ☺
– Author Dianne Duvall
Author Dianne Duvall truly delivers with her best selling series “Immortal Guardians” and new novel “Phantom Embrace.” I have yet to be disappointed with a single book from this series. Add this to your Must Read Now list.
The characters are addictive and inspiring as ever. Dianne Duvall describes scenery like a true pro. Even if you are not a fan of the paranormal or vampire genre, you will enjoy this book until the end. I have personally been enjoying Dianne’s novels for quite a long time now. If you are not in this group of readers… you are missing out!
This series and this book both deserve your attention. Let both the Author Dianne Duvall and myself know how much you love “Phantom Embrace” after reading. You are the reason these authors write such wonderful work!
– Secret Realm Book Reviews
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About the Author
Author Dianne Duvall
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 www.DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .