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Immortal Guardians Book 7

A USA Today Bestseller

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The Gifted Ones Book 2

4.5 stars
“You will smile, swoon and have
a lot of fun with this”

— Books and Things

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Shadows Strike
Immortal Guardians Book 6

4.5 stars
“Fans of terrific paranormal romance have hit the jackpot with Duvall and her electrifying series.”
— RT Book Reviews

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A Sorceress of His Own
The Gifted Ones Book 1

A USA Today Bestseller

4.5 stars
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4.5 stars
“An addicting and exciting
new series. I'm hooked!”

—Reading in Pajamas

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Phantom Embrace
Immortal Guardians Book 5.5

A USA Today Bestseller

“ Duvall's hauntingly beautiful
novella, set in the world of the
Immortal Guardians, portrays the
deep love between two people who
can never touch, with a wonderfully
unexpected ending.”

—Publishers Weekly

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Night Unbound
Immortal Guardians Book 5

A USA TODAY Bestseller

4.5 stars
“Book after book, Duvall brings her readers complex, fascinating tales of romance, danger and loyalty.”
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Darkness Rises
Immortal Guardians Book 4

A USA Today Bestseller

RT Reviewers' Choice Award
for Best Vampire Romance
Nominee 2013

“Krysta Linz is a kick-butt vampire hunter whose world is taken for a sexy spin when she meets Immortal Guardian Étienne d'Alençon in Duvall's fast-paced and humorous latest paranormal”
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In Still Darkness
An Immortal Guardians Novella

Only $1.99!

“Readers will appreciate the rich characterizations and the kick-butt action of Duvall's In Still Darkness”
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Phantom Shadows

A New York Times and
USA Today Bestseller

Top Pick
“With a deeply emotional love story, two beautiful, complex main characters and a pulse-pounding adventure that won't let up, this book was haunting and addictive and I loved every page.”
— The Romance Reviews

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Top Pick
“This blend of kick-butt action, intriguing plot twists and heartfelt passion is utterly addictive!”
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RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 Nominee
“A thrilling and chilling new paranormal series. Fantastic!”
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Immortal Guardians Series Handbook


Darkness Dawns    Night Reigns    Phantom Shadows

In Still Darkness        Night Unbound

Phantom Embrace    Shadows Strike   Blade of Darkness

Immortal Guardians Book 7.5


Darkness Dawns Audiobook    Night Reigns Audiobook    Phantom Shadows Audiobook

Predatory Audiobook   Darkness Rises Audiobook    Night Unbound Audiobook

On the Hunt Audiobook   Shadows Strike Audiobook   Blade of Darkness Audiobook

Immortal Guardians Audiobook 7.5

International Editions

Duster Zeichen    Dnkler Zorn    VerflychteSeelen   

Terms of Interest

Gifted Ones: Men and women born with unusual talents and abilities (healing, telepathy, shape shifting, telekinesis, teleportation, etc.) as a result of far more complex DNA than that of ordinary humans.

Immortals (Immortal Guardians): Gifted ones who have been infected with a rare symbiotic virus that first conquers, then replaces their immune system, lending them incredible strength, speed and longevity. Unfortunately, it also leaves them vulnerable to sunlight and in need of regular infusions of blood.

Vampires: Ordinary human men and women who have been infected with the same rare symbiotic virus that infects immortals. Because they lack the advanced DNA of gifted ones (which mutates the virus into something less corrosive), they suffer brain damage from the virus's continuous assault and rapidly descend into madness.

The Network: A network of humans amassed over the centuries to aid the Immortal Guardians. The employees range from Seconds (personal assistants and guards of individual immortals) to cleaners (those who 'clean up' the messes immortals sometimes leave behind when hunting vampires) to doctors and scientists who are searching for a cure for the virus or at least some way to prevent the brain damage that occurs in vampires.

Cast of Characters

Sarah Bingham: A music theory professor at UNC Chapel Hill. The spring semester has ended and her only desire is rest and relaxation . . . until she finds Roland staked to the ground, being tortured by two others, in the meadow behind her home and uses her trusty shovel to liberate him, becoming the target of a vicious vampire army.

Roland Warbrook: A nine-hundred-and-thirty-six-year-old immortal born with the ability to heal with his hands. Betrayed one too many times in the past by those he loved the most, he now distances himself from relationships of any kind and trusts no one . . . until Sarah charges into his life.

Bastien (Sebastien Newcombe): Roland's new nemesis. He has done what was previously considered impossible — raised a vampire army large enough to pose a serious threat to the Immortal Guardians — and intends to eradicate them one victim at a time while pursuing a personal vendetta against Roland.

Marcus Grayden: An immortal who disregards Roland's reclusive disposition and calls him friend. He recently lost the woman he has loved for eight centuries and, consumed with grief, is skating the edge as he aids Roland in battling Sebastien and his vicious army.

Seth: The eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian . He possesses all of the paranormal abilities the others boast combined and then some. As their self-proclaimed leader, he considers it his responsibility to seek out all newly transformed immortals, ease their transition into their new life, train them, guide them, give them a new purpose and, if necessary, punish them should they stray from the boundaries he sets for them.

David: The second eldest and most powerful Immortal Guardian . Like Seth, he considers all Immortals and their Seconds family and opens his homes to them, aiding them in any way he can and putting their safety and happiness above his own.

Amiriska (Ami): A mysterious woman of unknown origins Seth and David rescue from a facility heavily guarded by either the military or mercenaries. When Marcus's behavior becomes erratic, Seth assigns Ami to serve as Marcus's Second.

Chris Reordon: Head of the network of humans and gifted ones who aid Immortal Guardians. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and can be quite ruthless while protecting immortals and ensuring their safety.

Dr. Melanie Lipton: A doctor with the human network, who works hands-on with vampires, searching for a cure for the virus or at least some way to prevent the madness it causes in humans who are infected with it. She sees in Bastien what others can't and soon becomes his staunchest defender.

Zach: A mysterious winged figure who boasts nearly as much power as Seth.

Richart d'Alençon: A French immortal who can teleport. He dares to do what few other immortals have tried and attempts to carry on a traditional courtship with a mortal woman.

Jenna McBride: A single mother, struggling to put her son through college, she worries Richart is too good to be true and may be hiding something from her.

Sheldon: Richart's Second, or human guard. Young and notoriously green, he is still learning the ropes and prone to getting into trouble.

Étienne d'Alençon: Richart's twin. Étienne has always adored strong women, so when he sees Krysta — a mortal woman — fearlessly take on four vampires on her own, he is instantly captivated.

Krysta Linz: Once the victim of a vicious vampire attack, she has dedicated her life to slaying every blood-sucking vampire she can find.

Favorite Quotes

Darkness Dawns

“Beautiful, brave and possessed of violent tendencies. I like her.”

“I'm not antisocial. I just want to be left alone.”

“I may be small, but I can put away a lot of food.”

“What -- are you high? You just told me my hair is beautiful.”

“Speaking of bloodbaths, what happened at the meeting?”

“You stabbed me in the ass?”

Night Reigns

“What did you think I would do? Ask her if I could braid her hair
after we gave each other facials and painted our toenails?”


“You make me burn. And I've been cold for so long.”

“I can love Ami and kick ass at the same time. I'm multifunctional.”

“How is kicking my ass going to help?” Marcus grouched.
Seth shrugged. “Makes me feel better.”

“Dab, Abi. How cad you turd me od whed my face feels like it just exploded?”

Seth exchanged a resigned stare with David. “What has gotten into them tonight?”
David shrugged. “Too much sugar?”

Seth & David

“Are you sure I can't talk you into leaving this old sod and running away with me? I do so love strong women. ”

“I'll punch you if I have to.”

“Over eight centuries of living and I still haven't learned a bloody thing. I still want what I can't have.”

“I've had to tiptoe around you for almost a decade. Now that I'm free to irritate you at will, I find it exceedingly entertaining.”

“I can't leave you children alone for five minutes!”

Phantom Shadows

“All right. All right. Settle Down. We're all glad Sarah stabbed Bastien in the ass.”

“Boy, do not make me chase you"”

“If you tell me you have two gifts and one of the is X-ray vision, I'm going to have to hurt you.”

“I'm not even going to ask.”

“Dude, I say go for it,” Sheldon said as he strolled down the hall toward them, “Dr. Lipton is smokin' hot and you're . . . you." ”

A teasing smile curved her lips. “So you stare at my breasts?”

he said, returning her smile, and shook his head in bafflement. “And for some reason, admitting that makes me feel like a naughty school boy caught peeking up his teacher’s skirt.”


Melanie and Bastien

“Wow. You really have a knack for making friends with antisocial bastards, don't you?”

In Still Darkness

“Is the going to get weird? Like kinky weird?”

“It's kind of hard to be afraid of a vampire who apologizes for using harsh language in front of a lady.”

“Dude, vampires threaten to feed me my own entrails all the time. You're going to have to come up with something better than that.”

“No touching,” he admonished himself. At least no touching that might lead to more touching”

“Really? You're going to put that image in my head?”

Darkness Rises

“Great. There goes our security deposit.”

“Sweetie, I'm not a flowers and chocolates kind of gal,” she said, leaning into him. “Well, maybe the chocolate.”

“I was going to say.”

Krysta and Étienne

“You're a strong, beautiful woman who knows her way around a blade. I find that” — he drew in a deep breath as his eyes traveled over her with a heat that scorched her — “incredibly appealing.”

“What makes you think you'll see him again?”

“Oh, I'll see him again. He left me alive for a reason. And I'm going to kick his ass until he tells me what it is.”

Sean and Krysta

“There is no reason to feel embarrassed, Krysta.”

“Easy for you to say! You weren’t caught mentally checking out my package!”

Krysta and Étienne

Krysta looked at her watch. “We still have a few hours of hunting left and nothing much is happening. You want to make out a little?”

He laughed in surprised delight. “You're a saucy wench, aren't you?”

“Hey, when I want something, I go for it.”

Krysta and Étienne

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