In Still Darkness

Originally published in Predatory 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 Alencon 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 toOriginally published in Predatory 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 Alencon 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 resistJenna 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 humanityIncludes a special sneak peek of Night Unbound
In Still Darkness Originally published in Predatory 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

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  • Author: Dianne Duvall
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    Dianne Duvall

    Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians 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 so loves to create in her books.For the latest news on upcoming releases, contests, and , please visit DianneDuvall

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    • CC said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      This was a sweet short story. I was happy Richart found his HEA. It is quite repetitive if you have read books 2 and 3 but I still wanted to read abut Richart and Jenna.I think Chris should open up an Immortal Guardian dating service ;-)

    • Malinda said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      In Still Darkness by Dianne Duvall4.5-5 starsThis was a great story. I've read the rest of the Immortal Guardians series and loved it so I was really thrilled to see Richart get his story.Jenna is 37 years old and has a son that just started college. She works as the night manager at a superstore. She hasn't had things easy but has made a good life for her and her son. One night at the end of work she is attacked by Vampires and is saved. In gratitude for saving her, she gives her savior a kiss [...]

    • Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      *Listened to Predatory, an anthology containing this story.Rating: 5/5Heat Rating: 3/5Narrator Performance: 3.5/5OMG what a fantastic read! I've seriously fallen for Richart! Maybe it's because he's a sweetheart. Or maybe it's that sexy accent! I really enjoy Duvall's Immortal Guardians series and as expected Richart's story did not disappoint. Richart was sweet and sexy and Jenna was a very strong woman in her own way. A young widowed mom has to be in order to raise her child to be a well adjus [...]

    • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures) said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      **Read as part of Predatory **This one is part of the Immortal Guardian #3.5 series. It features Richart a Guardian and Jenna a human. The characters and concept are interesting. I was a little confused at the beginning on what the differences where between a Guardian and a Vampire, but that was answered farther along in the novella.I did have a little issue when Richart was ambushed and ends up in Jenna’s living room. Jenna and son should have looked for a wallet on him, a phone, or some way [...]

    • Erika said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      3.75 starsThe timeline of this book overlaps with Books 2 and 3 of the series, so I ended up reading it concomitantly with those two.This was a sweet romance, and I enjoyed it very much. The reason for the lower rating is just because it didn't quite have the same depth (maybe because it was short) as the first two books in the series. As usual with this author, both the hero Richart and heroine, Jenna, were likable. Richart was super sweet in his wooing of Jenna. I happen to think his gift of t [...]

    • Angie said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Actual rating: 4.25⭐I read Etienne's story before this and I realized that Richart already found his partner without my knowledge, lol.😁 It turns out that Richart have his own novella on how he met Jenna.I don't usually have high expectations with novellas. They're too short and fast paced that some parts are sometimes hurried and compressed to shorten the story. But I badly want to know Richart's story.😆There's a lot of time leaps here. There were parts from the second book too, the tim [...]

    • Debrac2014 said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Good short story!

    • AJ said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      I am fast becoming a mad fan of the Immortal Guardians series, and originally bought the full book Predatory, just so that I could read Richart's novella. But it's now been released all on its own, so Immortal Guardians fans - what are you waiting for???I love Richart, and his secret romance has been hinted at during the last couple of books of the series, and while I was initially sad that he only gets a novella and not a full length book, I was happy to find that this novella is pure romance. [...]

    • Katie Michaels said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Even novellas in this series manage to satisfy me. You don’t need to read this story to keep up with the series arc. In fact, some of the events take place at the same time as previous books. But fans of the Immortal Guardians wouldn’t want to miss the chance to meet Richart’s mysterious Jenna and watch them fall in love!Richart first lays eyes on Jenna when he saves her from a vampire attack. In her bite-induced haze, she lays an unforgettable kiss on him and ever since, he has been looki [...]

    • Vanessa theJeepDiva said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      In Still Darkness originally appeared in the Predatory anthology. If you are like me and not too big on anthologies this is definitely the way to read Richart and Jenna's story.First of all I am a HUGE Immortal Guardians fan. I liked how this story seems to run in the background of Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows. Readers have known that Richart has had a human girlfriend. He spent much time on the phone with her during the last book. That was all readers got though. Now Dianne lets her readers [...]

    • Steph said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      In Still Darkness is a short, originally part of the anthology Predatory, told mostly from Immortal Guardian Richart d Alencon's POV. His story takes place between Night Reigns (2), Phantom Shadows (3) and Darkness Rises (4). Fans of the series will love this look at how Richart met Jenna, how he courts her and how she comes to learn his secret. "You teleported into the living room." Alarm surged through him. "Sporting fangs." He clamped his lips shut. "Drenched in blood." Holy hell. "With glow [...]

    • Dali said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      “I am so smitten with you.”That’s basically what I feel towards Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series. Ever since I read the first book make a happy dance when a new book is announced and hug my eReader when it finally arrives there. In this brief story we go back in time a bit to when handsome, compelling Richart d'Alençon meets and woos the very lovely and very human Jenna. Their romance was “sweet and erotic all at once and I was captivated.”I truly am smitten with these Immor [...]

    • namericanwordcat said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      I love a working class heroine with a real job and a real life she has to attend to and this story has that. This book is action packed but the main characters date. I love dating in a book. I am not sure the Richart here matches the Richart from the other books in the series but he was sweetheart and very sexy. Pick up this whole series if you have not yet.

    • Rachel Richardson said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Awesome add to the series. A shorter story but we have seen some in the other books for Richart and Jenna. Loved to get the extra information from her point of view while other battles where going on. Great ending leading into the other books. Can't wait for the next.

    • Theresa said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      4.5 Stars

    • Paulette said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      This book was quick paced, with lots packed into it. It was good to finally know what happened between Richart and Jenna. Dianne Duval has created such a fascinating world, with interesting characters. It keeps you coming back for more to see how the characters and storyline evolve.

    • Maria said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Really enjoyed this one. Ritchard really deserved his life partner. This was moving in its own way. Start of book referenced parts of previous 3 books. Again, recommend to read in order to follow characters.

    • Ruth Ann said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Good storyGreat novella. This story answered some of my questions about Jenna. Love the Immortal Guardian series. It's a must read.

    • Jennifer said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      i love this series. Really enjoyed this book it went by to quickly

    • donna said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      RecommendedThe book is very interesting I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good read. Can't go wrong with this one!

    • Kathy said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Immortal Guardians #3.5 In Still Darkness by Dianne DuvallRichart d Alencon & Jenna McBride are too cute together! This short story actually covers a time span that starts in the second book, Night Reigns, continues on into the third book, Phantom Shadows and ends prior to the fourth book, Darkness Rises! Amazing that a story that is shorter than all the others can cover so much time and still not seem rushed or hurried. Awesome job Ms. Duvall!Read:November 2, 2012 - Kindle Edition - inside [...]

    • Marta Cox said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Well this is the most recent offering in the Immortal Guardians series and unfortunately is quite a short read but nevertheless fans of this series will be sure to want to add it to their collections. It's a way of tying up loose ends as the author has previously teased her readers with snippets of this story but it's also a great little standalone piece so an ideal read for those who have yet to discover this series. Richart is an Immortal Guardian who uses his unique gifts to try to save human [...]

    • Liz F said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Review copy courtesy of the publisher.Note: this novella was originally published in Predatory.Oh this was such a great little story! I love all of the Immortal Guardian novels and, can you believe it, I even kind of loved this novella!Jenna was a an awesome heroine. She's ballsy and brave but still occasionally vulnerable. She was instantly likable because it was obvious that she was hard worker (she's leaving work when we first see her), she cares about her co-workers and they seem to like her [...]

    • Lily said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Warning contains spoilers!!Richart has lived his immortal life fighting, peace-keeping and generally in a way that can leave a man feeling so numb! But that is the price he pays so humans stay safe and not know what lurks for them in the night. So when he saves the life of a woman being attacked by vampires, the kiss in return is unexpected and sets off something inside of him, something strange. Emotion! He can't stop thinking about this kiss and soon becomes a sort of, but not really, a 'stalk [...]

    • Adria (Musings and Reviews) said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Originally posted on Adria's Romance ReviewsWhy have I not read Dianne Duvall before?!Richart d’Alençon has spent years saving unsuspecting humans from losing their humanity at the hands of vampires and he’s never given it a second thought. Until one night he saves a woman who makes an unforgettable impression on him.Single mom Jenna doesn’t remember the kiss she gave her savior on the night she was attacked, in fact, she doesn’t remember that night at all so when Richart begins to cour [...]

    • Tiblu said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Not badbut not great,a nice sweet story,but not enough for its own.I adore Richart ,he's the ne of my faves ;) I mean how awesome would it be to be able to teleport ? It's definitely on my list of abilities to have if such were possible. And while I adore Richart and Sweet Jenna ,I honestly wish after reading this short,that if they weren't gonna have more of a story,they'd just been incorporated into an existing story like at the end of book 3 with Bastien and Melanie's story Bastien and Richar [...]

    • Tania said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      "In Still Darkness" by Dianne Duvall. Book 3.5 in the Immortal Guardians series.So this story was originally published in the anthology "Predatory" by authors Alexandra Ivy, Nina Bangs, Dianne Duvall and Hannah Jayne. I have read this novella in this anthology but decided to read it again because I had not read the Immortal Guardians series at the time and I had no basis of the background for the world of the Immortal Guardians.You can read this story as a stand alone but is much more enjoyed if [...]

    • Beth said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      In Still Darkness is a wonderful novella length story to tie us over till Darkness Rises comes out. Since I have the privilege of receiving ARC copies, I actually read Darkness Rises first and was wondering how I missed Richart falling in loveCome to find out it was all in this marvelous short story.Of course with all books from Duvall, she builds a fabulously strong and passionate story with a substantial paranormal base. Even with the limited size, In Still Darkness provided a highly entertain [...]

    • Lorna said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians is one of my favorite vampire type series, and since I love vampires that’s saying a lot! The reason I call it vampire type, is because in these books, the vampires are infected with a virus and end up going mad, while the Immortal Guardians have the same virus, but are gifted ones with special abilities, and advanced DNA, that keeps them healthy,sane, and of course immortal.This is Richart d’Alencon’s story and while I was wishing for a much longer sto [...]

    • Laura said:
      Sep 23, 2018 - 16:14 PM

      I was given this book for an honest review by NetGalley.Richart d'Alençon a 230 year old Immortal Guardian out hunting one night when he comes across four vamps attacking a woman leaving her work. When she kisses him after he rescues her Richart finds he can't get her out of his head but she doesn't remember the incident thanks to the bite from one of her attackers, never mind the huge secret he is keeping from her, how will she ever accept him? Jenna McBride is a single mother of a college age [...]

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