Afternoon Delight: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall

Posted September 16, 2014 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 2 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall
In Still Darkness

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Series: Immortal Guardians,
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Kensington
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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Oh how did I miss this one?!?!? While reading the series, you see that Richart has a human girl friend, then in the next book they are together. So I knew I had to hunt down their story and wham it was a novella, so I could get through it fast.

Richart battles vampires every night. Saving a human should be that unusual until she gives him a kiss he can’t forget. Terrorized and bitten by a vampire, Richart erases Jenna’s memory of that night, but can’t seem to let her go. Checking in on her nightly he watches over her until he can’t resist going into the drug store where she works to ask a question and start the ball rolling to get a date he doesn’t even know he wants.

Jenna senses she knows Richart each time he comes in, but can’t place where it is from. Raising a child as a single mom, she is making sacrifices for her son to attend medical school. Why would Richart want her?

Though a course of dates these two fall in love, but never make love right off. They get to know each other without Richart revealing he is an Immortal Guardian. But when Jenna gets sick, it is a race against time to find out what is wrong and a race to pack a life time into a mortals time span.

This is a sweet old fashion love story with the twist of Immortals and vampires. Richart’s French old world charm meets single mother raising a college student. It all made for a delightfully sweet romance that allowed me not to dwell deeply on the overall story arc, but the characters themselves. Loved it!

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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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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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I think I would be able to relate to the heroine very very much!

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Richart and Jenna’s story sounds pretty good. Good catch! I’ve gotten a few surprises like this when a series has some smaller stories tucked in between that I didn’t know about.