The Akseli by Dianne Duvall

Author Dianne Duvall is hosting a release tour and blitz to celebrate the release of the fourth book in her Alderbarian Alliance series! Grab your copy of THE AKSELI on October 11th, 2022 and visit to follow along!

About the Book

The Akseli
(Aldebarian Alliance #4)
by Dianne Duvall

Release Date: October 11th, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in a thrilling new sci-fi romance series full of action and humor.

Simone has hunted and slain psychotic vampires night after night for hundreds of years and desperately needs a change. When the leader of the Immortal Guardians offers her an opportunity to guard ten mortal women who are venturing to another planet, she dives right in and finds traveling into space and meeting amazing alien races just as exciting as she’d hoped… until an enemy attacks. Simone saves everyone she can before she’s thrust into an escape pod and the ship explodes. Alone, fearing some—if not all—of her friends have been killed, she vows to seek vengeance.

Despite his fierce reputation and propensity for violating the law, Janwar has formed a friendship with strait-laced Prince Taelon of Lasara. When the prince’s ship is destroyed, Janwar joins the massive Aldebarian Alliance-wide search and rescue mission and soon locates the Gathendien ship that launched the attack. An odd thing happens, however, as he and his crew stealthily approach it. The lifeforms inside begin to perish, two or three at a time in quick succession. Much to his surprise, someone else has reached the ship first: one of the very Earth women he hoped to rescue.

Fascinatingly fierce, Simone bands together with Janwar and his crew to search for her missing friends and wreak havoc upon those who wish to harm them. She also widens eyes, drops jaws, and sparks laughter and mischief as she banishes the warriors’ world-weariness and makes each day seem like a new adventure. The friendship that grows between Janwar and Simone swiftly deepens into love. But the enemy warriors they face are tenacious and boast more weapons in their arsenal than the alliance knows. Can Janwar, Simone, and such a small crew vanquish them?


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October 11, 2022


  • Caffeinated Reviewer ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ” The tale that unfolds had me laughing from the onset… From secondary characters to the rescue missions and the off ship investigative trips, I loved every freaking moment… Honestly, I couldn’t stop listening.”
  • I’m A Voracious Reader ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Oh, holy shit…. Simone may just be my favorite character yet… Dianne Duvall crafts books that bring all the emotions to the table… The characters are so life-like I expect them to step off the page.”
  • Perusal of Fiction ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Simone and Janwar’s story is true to formI was immediately drawn in by them. (Dianne’s) characters are always highly charismatic, genuinely honorable, and extremely compassionate. I love that I can laugh out loud with them
  • Obsessive Reading Disorder ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Each book gets better as we go through this series… Pirates in space? I didn’t want to put it down!”
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Unread ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…a space adventure that is intense, compelling, and addictive… (I) can’t wait to see where the author will take this series next. I am definitely a fan.”
  • Buffy’s Ramblings ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The story is compelling as are the characters and the world building is top notch… I definitely recommend reading all about Simone the Conqueror and her teddy bear , “Jack”.”
  • Rachael’s not-so-secret diary ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What an amazing read… I was hooked from the first page and hated putting it down to deal with life!”
  • E-Reading After Midnight ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book was so much fun… I loved how she (Simone) interacted with Janwar and his crew. There were serious moments … interspersed with touching moments…  I was glad to see updates for previous main characters as well as get hints at hopefully future books.”
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To celebrate the release of The Akseli, Dianne Duvall will be giving away a Prize Pack to (2) two separate readers (US only please) AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card to (2) two separate readers! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form found in this post. Follow along with the Blog Tour for more chances to win daily. Visit Good luck!

Congratulations to our Winners:

Participation Giveaway-
$25 Amazon Gift Card, Kimberly from Caffeinated Reviewer

Blog Tour Giveaway-
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Deborah C. and Anne M.
The Akseli Prize Pack
DA Kenney and …

Aldebarian Alliance Series:
The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance #1)
The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance #2)
The Purveli (Aldebarian Alliance #3)


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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