Once upon a time a girl traveled so far from home that she found herself in another world where heroes, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, fae, berserkers, and psychics became her friends and family. As an accidental pilgrim, a stranger in a “strangish: land, she learned that there’s a place where adventure intersects fairytales and that true love can find you in the strangest places, when you’re least expecting it, even when you’re far, far from home.
THE COLLECTED TALES OF BLACK SWAN, Books 1-3
Author: Victoria Danann
Publisher: 7th House
1. My Familiar Stranger: Romancing the Vampire Hunters (Nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by Reviewers Choice Awards. Nominated for Best PNR and Best Fantasy Romance by Readers Choice Awards.)
Minutes ahead of inevitable assassination, Elora Laiken is forcibly transported to an alternate dimension similar, but not identical, to her own. She is stranded. Alone. Far from home. An alien amid the modern day knights of a secret society of vampire hunters and paranormal investigators.
Of course a girl could suffer worse problems than having gorgeous suitors. Perhaps more importantly, in the midst of an epidemic of vampire related abductions, can she stay alive long enough to choose between an honor debt, true love, or the breathlessness of single-minded passion?
2. The Witch’s Dream: A Love Letter to Paranormal Romance
Quintessential Black Swan knight, Engel Storm, was left behind when Elora Laiken chose his best friend. Now his heart is bruised and battered and he’s had it with love. But a transplanted witch who happens to be the world’s best tracker plans to do everything in her considerable power to change his mind.
The Witch’s Dream begins with B Team on temporary assignment to Black Swan headquarters in Edinburgh where they are supposed to fill in for stretched-thin resources and assist with a werewolf issue. They’ve been given permission to stop on the way to celebrate a special handfasting in an Irish castle.
When they reach Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding quickly becomes all business. A missing person report turns into a demon abduction. A simple werewolf sanction becomes a diplomatic issue requiring the one thing Elora is no longer willing to give – finesse.
3. A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire’s Confessor
A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, struggle through pain and darkness simultaneously. Each alone must traverse an ultimate confrontation with character and the will to survive. Ex-vampire, Istvan Baka, and his first victim prove that true love can wait patiently through lifetimes for a second chance. Even in the strangest places. Even when you’re least expecting it. Even when you’re far, far from home.
Coming September 2013
Gathering Storm: The Smallest Turn of Fate, Black Swan 5
About the author
If you’re looking for something new and different in PNR, you’ve come to the right place.
I write unapologetic romances with uniquely fresh perspectives on paranormal creatures, characters, and themes. Add a dash of scifi and a flourish of fantasy to enough humor to make you laugh out loud and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. My heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, or past life therapists. My heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.
Readers sometimes ask about what kind of music I like and if I have actually traveled to the places I talk about in my books. Since I play Classic Rock music, those songs are going to feature prominently among favorites. And, yes, I have traveled to the places I talk about in my books.
TEN FAVORITE SONGS
Achilles Last Stand – Led Zeppelin
Losing My Religion – Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Shoot to Thrill – AC/DC
You Get What You Give – New Radicals
Still of the Night – Whitesnake
Mystify – INXS
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Where to Now St. Peter? – Elton John
Paper Sun – Def Leppard
TEN FAVORITE MOVIES
Six String Samurai
Alien from L.A.
The Empire Strikes Back
Field of Dreams
A Walk in the Clouds
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Princess Bride
The Company of Wolves
Tristan and Isolde
TEN FAVORITE BOOKS
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimon)
Memnoch the Devil (Anne Rice)
The Gate to Womens’ Country (Sherry S. Tepper)
Christine (Stephen King)
A Hunger Like No Other (Kresley Cole)
Demon from the Dark (Kresley Cole)
My Familiar Stranger (Victoria Danann)
The Witch’s Dream (Victoria Danann)
A Summoner’s Tale (Victoria Danann)
Moonlight (Victoria Danann)
TEN MOST MEMORABLE DINNERS
The Gore Hotel (Lond0n)
Castle Kronberg (Frankfurt)
Las Brisas terrace (Acapulco)
La Tour du Argent (Houston)
Cafe de Artiste (New York)
Piazza del Duomo (Siena)
Le Comptoir Darna (Marrakech, Morocco)
Joe T. Garcia’s (Fort Worth)
Roatan Ricks (Honduras)
TEN FAVORITE MUSICALS
Phantom of the Opera
Bye Bye Birdie
TEN LEAST FAVORITE FOODS
fish that tastes like fish
shellfish that tastes like shellfish
TEN DEAD PEOPLE I WOULD REANIMATE AND HAVE TO DINNER
Austin Osman Spare
Aethelflaed (Alfred the Great’s oldest daughter)
Florence Scovel Shinn
Suzanne Summers (the psychologist, not the actress)