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Victoria in the Park with George

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES THREE YEARS IN A ROW (2013, 2014, 2015). 

 Victoria’s paranormal romances come with uniquely fresh perspectives on “imaginary” creatures, characters, and themes. She adds a dash of scifi, a flourish of fantasy, enough humor to make you laugh out loud, and enough steam to make you squirm in your chair. Her heroines are independent femmes with flaws and minds of their own whether they are aliens, witches, demonologists, psychics, past life therapists, or financial analysts from Dallas. Her heroes are hot and hunky, but they also have brains, character, and good manners – usually – whether they be elves, demons, berserkers, werewolves, or vampires.

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You can reach my assistant, Sarah, at blackswanjunkie at gmail.com.

You can reach me at vdanann at gmail .com

Best,

Victoria

If you’re interested in me personally, I am also a classically trained musician who defected to Classic Rock and that’s my first love. Yeah. Even more than writing. 

This is Roadhouse, the very best in Classic Rock, taken near The Last Concert Cafe, Houston Texas, 2011. I was the utility player which means I played rhythm guitar, keyboards, sang back ups and a few leads.

Victoria Danann

 

 

  

 

34 comments

  1. lovee your books, reminds me of J.R. Ward and the Black dagger Brotherhood, I mean that as a compliment. I have so many stories in my head, but have no clue where to start. maybe I will take your writting course. good luck in every thing you do. can’t wait for the new book.

    • Hi Laura –

      First, THANK YOU for the lovely comment. Such praise will go to my head.

      Second, I don’t teach writing. Truly, I don’t believe creative writing can be taught. I think you can teach people how to write a good and decent office memorandum and that’s it. Sooooooo, if you have stories in your head you’re way ahead of the game. I’ll share my process and maybe that will get you started.

      1.) I call this the bare outline. It’s the skeletal framework. I put number on a page 1-22 (for chapters) and started plugging in what I think should happen when. Sometimes the final chapter are different, it’s just a starting point.

      2.) At the same time I create a second document I call “ideas”. When something comes to me that should be included, I stick it in there. Later, when the outline is more complete, I’ll move it.

      3.) When the skeletal outline is filled in, I create a third document (this is the most important part of my writing process) that I call the “extended outline”. It’s the bare outline, plus “ideas” moved to their proper place in the story, and sometimes bits of dialogue I think of and don’t want to forget. I work on the extended outline for about six weeks. Stuff comes to me at night when I sleep. I get up the next day and plug it into the extended outline where it should go.

      4.) When I’m satisfied with the extended outline, I start writing.

      5.) First draft: I convert to Kindle and start reading my own book at lunch and at night when I go to bed. If I find something that could be better I revise it.

      6.) I send it to my editor in London who proofreads and makes suggestions if she finds a sentence that could read better. One of the BEST things about being Indie (and there are many) is that I don’t HAVE to agree with her. It’s an option.

      I think your name is perfect for an author. It’s easy on the ear and the tongue, familiar and yet memorable. In fact, it sounds so much like an author’s name people will think you’re famous when you publish your first book. (DO NOT LISTEN TO CREATIVE WRITING TEACHERS! If they knew what they were doing, they would be writing.) All you need to know is that your book needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. If you are called to be a writer, the rest will work itself out.

  2. Thank you for much for the giveaway! I really hope I win, your books want me to read them lol I’ve heard about the series since it came out and I’ve been dying to get my hands on them thank you so much for giving us a chance to win them >^.^<

  3. Just finished Witch’s Dream. I laughed, cried and just had a blast. I fell in love with the Black Swan team when I read Familiar Stranger. I believe in romance, I was married for 33 wonderful years to my darling husband who was killed July 10, 2012 when a truck hit his motorcycle. Please continue to write these wonderful books for all who love romance, a little spice and traveling in a book (or in my case Kindle). Thank you so much for your books.

    • Oh, God, Cheryl. I was just quitting for the night when I saw your comment posted here. You must be an incredibly special person to maintain your enthusiasm for romance after living through something so tragic as finding your forever and losing him.

  4. Victoria I love you books so much! I stumbled across my familiar stranger on accident this past week right before final exams & trust me putting it down half way through was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The whole time I was writing my theology exam I kept thinking Elora better chose Rammel. Your work rivals that of Christine Feehan. If I bought a hard copy version could I mail it to you would you sign it for me? -Biggest fan

    • Thank you for the lovely feedback and for comparing me to one of the greats.

      It doesn’t come in hard cover, but is available in paperback. Of course I would be happy to sign it for you.

  5. In anticipation of the release of Moonlight, I decided to reread all three books again. I’ve just finished My Familiar Stranger and I’m sooo glad I did, even better second time round. Although I could remember the plot well, as it made such a huge impression first time around, there was so much detail I missed in my race to find out what happened. This time I had the same tension and buildup inside but for a different reason. I knew the outcome but the buildup was more delicious because of that and when Elora went to Ram all was right in the world again.
    Thank you for creating such a magnificent world and loveable, hot characters that can be enjoyed again and again. Really can’t wait now until May 25th x

  6. Love the series….now at top of my favorites, which include Feehan, Roberts, Meyer, and J R Ward. Can’t wait for Gathering Storm, but would like to know publishing date so I can preorder a copy.

    Thanks for the great books.

    • Dear Veta,

      First, thank you for the compliment. I will go to bed tonight dreaming about the $$$ the authors you mentioned make.

      Second, the big NY tradtional publishing houses have we Indies at a disadvantage when it comes to preorder. It’s a good news/ bad news sort of thing. It takes them so long to get a book out that they actually have the books when they start preorder. Indies can’t preorder, but we can release as soon as a book is good to go.

      I’m not going to announce a firm release date until I’m within 60 days, but I will tell you this. I need to have it out by September 25th.

    • THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You are the first person to ever mention the interviews specifically. There are momoents when I have wondered if I should stop budgeting time for them. Your comment makes the practice feel worthwhile. 😉

  7. I am living Korea and want to know if your book has been published in Korean. If not, I am interested in introducing your book in Korean. Who should I contact for publication? Thank you in advance.

  8. Hi I absolutely love your books. One question, who sung Bang My Bell?!! I can’t find it anywhere to listen to it!!

    Thanks,

    Vickyx

    • Hi Victoria –

      What a great way to start my day. You made me LOL literally. I should make a playlist for The Witch’s Dream. Thank you for the idea.

      I like to sprinkle the Black Swan books with a few reminders that it takes place in a reality that it SIMILAR, but NOT identical to our own. “Bang My Bell” was a take-off on a song that you may only listen to ONCE!!! LOL. But it’s iconic of the era. “Ring My Bell” Anita Ward 1979.

      My best.

  9. I stumbled across your first book as a free e-book giveaway on one of the sites, and downloaded it to my Kindle. Oy vey! I was so blown away by the awesomeness of the stories and the characters that I immediately downloaded the other books.

    Thank you so much for making such strong female characters and studly males! Can’t wait for the next one (hint hint)!!!!

  10. I stumbled on your first book as a free giveaway and immediately had to get the other books of the series. Oy! thanks for making a series with such strong females and studly males. Can’t wait for the next one (hint hint), and for you to come to the NYC area!

    • HI Judy –

      SO glad you’re enjoying my stories and so glad you stumbled upon them. I was just in Manhattan for Thanksgiving because I’d always wanted to see the Macy’s parade up close. Try to come once a year or so, usually in the winter.

  11. Hi, Victoria! I just listened to your wonderful interview with Simon Whistler on The Rocking Self Publishing Podcast. I’m thrilled to have discovered you and your work. Thanks for your generosity of spirit and all the great tips and insights!

  12. Looking forward to read your new MC Romance. Love MC Romance and love the synopsis of your new book! Awesome cover also!

  13. Hi Victoria, I just got through with Solomon’s Sieve this morning. I have really enjoyed this series immensely! I love the characters, which is rare for me as I usually am bored with them after 3 or 4 books. I have a question for you- In this last book when we find out about Farnworth’ s daughter it is mentioned that the last place she knew of her was in Fall River, Massachusetts….I was wondering if you have a connection to there? I’m only interested as that is where I was born….please keep writing with these characters and these worlds….I’m so happy when I have a good read to curl up with at the end of a busy day….Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • Hi Anne – So delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed Black Swan… so far. No connection to Fall River, MA. I just like the way it sounds. Black Swan 8 should be released in January. 9 later in the year. My very best, – V

  14. I started reading this series at a time when I was sure my own 2nd son was trying to drive me out of my mind. As I read he reminded me so much of the knights. Scary smart, always in trouble, teachers dreaded him. Just like in your books we wondered which way he would turn out. I toned down my attitude with him after reading these books, fiction though they were, he was there in every page. Low and behold he graduated College at 18, and is on his way in a field he finds challenging. Funny how something like a book from an author you never heard of of can make you see things differently. Thank you Victoria

    • Dear Marissa –

      I’m so sorry I’m only now seeing your comment. What an honor it is to be HEARD! Yes. My views on the lack of accommodation for individuality in education did manage to creep into my books, as well as my admiration and respect for the potential stars who, if educators had their way, would be drugged and/or suspended. There’s no room for exploring potential in education except for the rare program that would cost parents fifty thousand dollars a year.

      Your words and story are so touching and so personally gratifying for me, that I’m going to post this on my Facebook pages today. Thank you. 😀

  15. I’ve never posted a comment on any book I’ve read, but after reading yours, I now have to: I love, love, love them! I am amazed at your bottomless imagination! The characters are so real and enjoyable that I have really become attached to all of them. The only thing that might be better is to see them on the big screen. Any chance of that happening?

    • Dear Louetta –

      Thank you for taking the time to give me remarks that are so motivating at the beginning of my day, especially since it’s your first time to reach out to an author. I’m so pleased that you are having a good time in my alternate realities. So far as big screen goes, I’d be the most thrilled of all.

      Please leave reviews on Amazon the next the next time you’re there.

      Best,
      Victoria

  16. Victoria, I have just finished reading “Journey Man” Thank you for this series, I have been totally engrossed since I accidentally found”My Familiar Stranger” I am a big fan of J R Ward,Kresley Cole, Tracy Tappan, and Tessa Dawn, and your books are WAY up there with them. Keep up the excellent work. Thank you again for sharing your talent and imagination with us.

    • Dear Sue – I’m so glad you accidentally found MFS and hope you will try the other series, especially EXILED. Thank you for the great feedback. It’s so cool that you mentioned JR Ward and Kresley Cole because they two of my favorites.

      Victoria 😀

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