Excerpt from Dianne Duvall’s THE LASARAN

We are beyond excited to share an excerpt with you from Dianne Duvall’s new release, THE LASARAN. This is the first book in an out-of-this-world new sci-fi romance series, Aldebarian Alliance. Keep reading to find out more about the title below. Click here to order your copy today!

The Lasaran

Book #1 Aldebarian Alliance

By Dianne Duvall

April 21, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the first novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action, intrigue, humor, and happily-ever-afters.


Taelon searches the galaxy for his younger sister, who mysteriously disappeared while on a diplomatic mission. When an ally reveals that she was seized and is being held prisoner on Earth, Taelon descends upon the blue planet, intent on freeing her and exacting vengeance. However, all does not go as planned. Before he can find her, Taelon is captured and becomes the subject of torturous experiments. For what feels like an eternity, all he knows is pain and fury… until a mind tentatively touches his own and a woman’s voice forever changes his world.

After suffering tragic losses, Lisa is finally beginning to carve out a future for herself when chance sends her to the Anomalous Cognition Research Institute. What at first appears to be a benign organization seeking participants for a psychic study instead turns out to be a government facility harboring a much darker intent. Lisa discovers this too late and soon becomes the unwilling subject of a terrifying experiment. Just as fear and desperation threaten to consume her, a deep, compelling voice penetrates the looming insanity and lends her hope.

Having seen only the worst of humanity, Taelon is shocked when Lisa risks everything to free him. Together the two make their escape, and Taelon finds himself fascinated by the small human woman who—despite all she’s suffered—can still laugh and tease and lure smiles from him. Friendship swiftly grows between them as they work together to evade soldiers intent on capturing them and find themselves hunted by mystifying preternatural beings. Through it all, Lisa steadfastly remains by his side, stealing more of his heart each day while she helps him unravel the mystery of his sister’s fate. Can they find his sister before the hunters find them? If they survive their quest, will Taelon have to bid Lisa farewell… or can he coax her into leaving her planet and joining him for the adventure of a lifetime?

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Excerpt:
Taelon studied Lisa as unobtrusively as he could from the corner of his eye.
Her grip on the navigation wheel had loosened. The white of her knuckles no longer showed. Her body had ceased trembling. And her breathing had evened out.
Little speckles of blood stood out against the pale skin of her face and neck. More stained her shirt. Her long brown hair blew in the breeze that swept in through the lowered window. It was beautiful, shining in the light of dawn.
Her face remained pale though. The shadows beneath her eyes darkened. And her pretty features creased with winces and grimaces periodically, indicating she was in pain.
Glancing over, she caught him staring. “What?”
He shook his head. “You’re making me revisit my opinion of Earthlings,” he admitted, his voice still hoarse. So were the soldiers in black they had encountered while making their escape. Those men had been there, risking their lives, to free their friends from the butchers.
Just as Lisa had risked HER life to save his.
Her lips turned up in a faint smile. “Then we’re even. Because you’re making me see aliens in a whole new light.”
He chuckled, then grimaced and clutched his chest as agony speared him.
Her brow furrowed. “You need medical attention. But I’m afraid to take you to a hospital.”
He shook his head. “Once the drug wears off, I should begin to heal.”
She motioned to his chest. “I’m worried those stitches won’t hold.”
He was, too, but would rather die than put himself in the hands of more Earthling doctors. “I have strong regenerative capabilities. I’ll heal.”
“From that? Really?”
“Yes.” He probably shouldn’t reveal things like that to Earthlings, but Lisa had more than earned his trust.
Silence enfolded them.
Against his will, he glanced at her breasts.
He hadn’t meant to grab her earlier. He had just been trying to protect her and was relieved she’d understood that. His hand still tingled from the contact. Women on his planet were highly valued. Grabbing an unbonded woman’s breast was a punishable offense.
“Are you bonded?” he blurted.
She glanced over at him. “What?”
“Are you bonded?”
“I don’t know what that means.”
“Are you bonded to another for life?”
Her brow furrowed. “Do you mean romantically? Are you asking if I’m married?”
“Yes.”
“No.” She returned her attention to the road. “Are you?”
“No.”
A hint of humor entered her expressive features. “Then I don’t have to worry about some alien woman coming down and beating the crap out of me for seeing her man naked?”
He laughed. Again agony shot through him. “No.”
“Good.”

The Immortal Guardians Series:
Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) 
Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2)
Phantom Shadows (Immortal Guardians, #3) 
In Still Darkness (Immortal Guardians, #3.5) 
Darkness Rises (Immortal Guardians, #4) 
Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians, #5) 
Phantom Embrace (Immortal Guardians, #5.5)
Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) 
Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 7) 
Awaken the Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 8)
Death of Darkness (Immortal Guardians Book 9)




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians series and The Gifted Ones series. 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). Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl 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 creates in her books.

For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and more, please visit DianneDuvall.com. You can also find Dianne online . . .

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Tour-Wide Giveaway:

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*Please be aware, that should conditions worsen due to COVID-19, the author reserves the right to substitute an Amazon.com gift card of their choice amount for the prize pack. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to read my book!

  2. Bobbi Bowes says:

    Awesome book loved it.

  3. Melissa S. says:

    What a wonderful entrance into a new series!

  4. Can’t wait to read! Haven’t gotten a chance to yet

  5. Fantastic book! Thanks for the post!

  6. nancy long says:

    Reading now! It’s wonderful!

  7. Omg I absolutely LOVED this book!!!

  8. Nicole Whitten says:

    It was amazing. A perfect spinoff to the Immortal Guardians and the Gifted Ones.

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