Cliff’s Descent Q & A with Dianne Duvall
Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale, the next novel in Dianne Duvall’s best-selling Immortal Guardians series, releases on July 27th, 2021 in ebook, audio book, and paperback formats everywhere! We are thrilled to help celebrate this highly-anticipated story by participating in the blog tour today. Find out more about this book and grab your own copy below. Happy reading!
Q&A with Dianne Duvall
Hi Dianne! Welcome to another stop on your tour and congrats on your newest book, which I cannot wait to devour. Now. I’m drooling. I’m so excited. Because it’s CLIFF!
Hi, Kimberly! Thanks for letting me visit and for helping me celebrate the big release!
This all started with a couple of vampires who didn’t want to fight and lose to the Immortals in Darkness Dawns. I have mourned the deaths of the others & I have worried about Cliff, like so many of your fans have. When you wrote that group of vampire characters, could you imagine the story that would emerge from them?
I had no idea when I created those characters how much they would come to mean to me and to paranormal romance fans. All vampires in my series suffer progressive brain damage that drives them insane and causes them to become monsters. So I wouldn’t have even thought it possible. But watching how valiantly they fought and tried to hold back the madness, witnessing their struggle and determination to hold onto their innate honor just touched me deeply. And I love that so many readers and audiobook lovers are rooting for Cliff.
Cliff, while we have been with him since the beginning, is a character that we actually don’t know a ton about. We love him. He is brave and strong. He is a brilliant soul. What do you think is the most shocking thing you have discovered about him while telling his story?
Hmm. Cliff’s story has been playing out in my head for years now, so I pretty much knew everything about him before I sat down to write his story. Emma, on the other hand, shocked me more than once. J
Emma seems like another strong gal from our interaction with her previously. What is the most important thing you want to tell us you’ve learned about Emma?
Emma reminds me a lot of Melanie. She knows entering into a relationship with Cliff carries risks, but she will do anything and fight anyone—even the voices in his head—to be with him. I LOVE her strength and tenacity. And I admire her ability to maintain her sense of humor and make Cliff laugh even on his darkest days. That says a lot about her.
This is that obligatory question we always have to ask you, what’s next?
Sooooo much. LOL. More Immortal Guardians… and Others… are clamoring for me to tell their stories. I also have a surprise for Immortal Guardians fans that I’ll share soon. And I’ll be venturing into space again in the next book of the Aldebarian Alliance series. Exploring new worlds and alien species is so much fun!
I personally love all of the stories you tell and the world that you’ve created is fascinating. I appreciate you taking time to stop by and hang out for a few.
Thank you for the fun interview! I always enjoy visiting, and I hope you’ll like Cliff and Emma’s story.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale
Immortal Guardians #11
By Dianne Duvall
Releasing date: July 27, 2021
For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers a novel--set in the "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) and "totally addictive" (RT Book Reviews) world of the Immortal Guardians--that revolves around a vampire… one who has become a friend and trusted ally of the powerful warriors.
Every mortal who works at network headquarters knows that vampires reside below them. They were the first to surrender to the powerful Immortal Guardians who hunt them. And they did so, hoping they can be saved, that the doctors and scientists the Immortal Guardians employ can halt the progressive brain damage that robs all vampires of their sanity. Though curious, Emma never thought she would meet any of the vampires who remain under heavy guard several stories beneath her office. Then mercenaries strike, bombarding the building with heavy artillery. The vampires are freed to join the fray… and Cliff saves her life.
From that moment on, she can't stop thinking about him regardless of the restrictions placed on interactions with vampires. When Emma discovers a way to speak to Cliff at network headquarters, she becomes even more fascinated by him. He's smart, charming, and honorable to his core despite the darkness that lies ahead. And he seems to crave her company as much as she does his. Aware of the eyes that watch them, they keep their encounters innocent, limiting them to those of mere acquaintances. Nevertheless, their attraction grows and she soon falls in love with him even as the madness begins to claim him.
Cliff realizes his future is dark. As one vampire friend after another succumbs to insanity, hope that network doctors will be able to find a cure in time to keep him from meeting the same fate begins to dwindle, leaving him little to look forward to… until he meets Emma. Just speaking to her brings him a happiness and contentment he hasn't experienced since before his transformation. And when they finally find a way to be alone together, everything changes. Emma burrows her way right into his heart and quiets the voices. She sparks dreams of a future with her that strengthen his determination to beat back the madness. But as time passes, the voices grow louder and insanity begins to chip away at him until he fears it will eradicate every part of him she fell in love with.
Will the two of them find a way to defy the odds and find their happily-ever-after? Or will Cliff's descent consume him?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, the Aldebarian Alliance sci‐fi romance series, and The Gifted Ones medieval and time‐travel 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.
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