🎧 In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall

July 9th, 2021 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

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I have read most of the Immortal Guardian series but not the novellas, so when the chance came to listen to Richart d Alencon story on audio how could I resist? Narrated by Arika Rapson In Still Darkness delivered a quickie romance that left me wishing for more.

🎧 In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
In Still Darkness
by Dianne Duvall
Series: Immortal Guardians #3.5
Narrator: Arika Rapson
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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In Dianne Duvall's world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost - especially to the heart - might be higher....

It's not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d'Alençon has saved a human life from eternal damnation. Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night. But this time he can't seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires. While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resist....

Jenna never imagined she'd end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school. But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet. Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live. But Richart is telling her just the opposite. All she has to do is abandon her humanity....

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I was excited to listen to Richart’s story after the events of Phantom Shadow & Night Reigns. The Frenchman stole my heart, and I wanted him to find a mate. Our Immortal cannot stop thinking about Jenna, the human female he saved from vampires.

Their romance is sweet as he cannot forget her and seeks to protect her. I loved how protective she was of him.

Richart was delightful from his caring for Jenna to his treatment of her college-age son. Jenna is widowed and an older heroine but confident and trusts her instincts.

While the story was low on drama and the relationship between Richart and Jenna felt genuine, but I wanted more from awkward kisses with a buildup toward an HEA. A lot of the story felt like a recap of moments since it overlaps both Night Reigns and Phantom Shadow.

I think the audio enhanced my enjoyment as it allowed me to connect to each character. I ended up listening in two sessions as I rooted for their happily ever after. Arika Rapson did a splendid job giving voice to each character from accents to tone.

While I wanted more, I ended up smiling by the end. I love this series and the spin-off series. Duvall is a favorite.

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About Dianne Duvall

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series. Her debut novel Darkness Dawns, Book 1, was nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance by RT Book Reviews and for Best Paranormal Romance - Vampire by The Romance Reviews. Night Reigns, Book 2, was declared an “utterly addictive” Top Pick by RT Book Reviews and was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011 by The Romance Reviews. Phantom Shadows, Book 3, was named a Top Pick by both The Romance Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Her Immortal Guardians novella "In Still Darkness" was released in the Predatory Anthology in May 2013. Darkness Rises, Book 4, was also nominated for the RT Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance. Night Unbound, Book 5 in the series, will be released on September 2, 2014. When she isn't writing, Dianne loves all things creative. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she is very active in the independent film industry and once even appeared onscreen as a machete-wielding maniac not unlike the vampires she so loves to create in her novels.

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8 Responses to “🎧 In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall”

  1. Katherine

    I do love a good paranormal romance – especially at this time of year! I will have to see if I can get the audio.

  2. Sophia Rose

    Fun to go back and get the tweeny story for a favorite character. I still need to read/listen to the whole series.

  3. Lorna

    I enjoyed this one too. I loved the idea of an older heroine for a change.