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A FAN TO THIS AMAZING STORY-TELLER…….  By MADAME LOVES TO READ on February 17, 2013

This review is from: A Summoner’s Tale – The Vampire’s Confessor (Black Swan 3) (Kindle Edition)

Once again, I have been captured and intrigued by Ms.Danann’s story-telling.

This particular passage stuck with me and ,I feel, it gives a glimpse of the type of thought process of the character’s you get when reading these books.

‘”THINK ABOUT THE UNIVERSE AS BEING A GIANT TAPESTRY. WHEN YOU’RE IN THE BODY, ON THIS SIDE OF LIFE, ‘TIS LIKE LOOKIN’ AT THE BACK. IT APPEARS A JUMBLED TANGLE OF THREADS AND COLORS AND MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. BUT, WHEN VIEWED FROM THE OTHER SIDE, ‘TIS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.”‘

One of the most wonderful things about Ms. Danann’s books ,at least for me, is the fact that even though you are getting a new love story with each book, you are also getting more details of the previous characters. In other words, this is done in an on-going saga. Usually in a series you get one story about one specific couple and sneak-peaks of the previous characters… Not So with Ms. Danann’s books. It is like watching your favorite prime-time shows……. I Love This! For me, it is a refreshing way to read a series.

In my humble opinion, A Summoner’s Tale is a fantastic continuation. One of my favorite moments ,through out this series, are the interactions between Elora and her dog Blackie. I find myself laughing out-loud when reading Blackie’s thoughts. I can almost ‘see’ Blackie looking at his Mistress and thinking “HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND WOMAN!”. Another favorite for me is watching the ‘growth’ of Glenn’s character, who was introduced in The Witches Dream. This is another passage I am about to share….

GLEN’S THOUGHTS: ‘”There was just something about the fact that Sir Simon had quietly gone about doing what needed doing while trying to shield a young trainee from the harsh reality of The Order’s mission and protect his innocence as long as possible. Glen knew he had the ability to do anything he wanted. And what he wanted was to be that kind of man.”‘ This is the type of characters that Ms. Danann provides in her books. They are Intelligent, Strong in Character, Humorous, and Thoughtful in mind and deeds. Even with all their normal and not so normal ‘Life’s Hang-Up’s’!

I honestly can not express how much I enjoy this Author’s writing and these beautiful characters of hers. They are truly wonderful and interesting stories that I believe should not be missed.
Thank-you again Ms. Danann for sharing another Intriguing story with us……… All I ask, IS THAT YOU KEEP THEM COMING! 🙂


Thank you for the review MADAME LOVES TO READ! We appreciate it! – Sarah

When A Series Became A Serial Saga… Reply

NOTE: THIS WAS RELEASE NEWS ON THE ARE CAFE FOR A SUMMONER’S TALE.

Please welcome romance author Victoria Danann to the Cafe!

I fell in love with paranormal romance after reading Kresley Cole’s A Hunger Like No Other. I’d been a fan of paranormal for most of my life and had read everything by Anne Rice and Stephen King, among others, but found that adding the element of romance is like putting the ice cream in the cone. I began to see that I could write romance using paranormal elements to mold male characters into the stuff of fantasy – what men should be.

I spent two years reading every PNR that had enjoyed any success at all so that I would know what had already been done. Armed with that information, I set out to write a series unlike anything that had been done before. All went well. The first book flowed almost like it was being channeled. I took care with the world building and the finished result was lengthy (475 pages), but I was satisfied that it fulfilled my vision and perhaps exceeded it.

The book, My Familiar Stranger, was so well-received that I’m still humming with the vibration. It was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of 2012 by the Reviewers’ Choice Awards and has broken all kinds of records for the first work of an unknown author.

This note, however, is about what happened when it was time to begin Book Two. Put simply, I had fallen in love with the characters from the first book and wasn’t ready to let them go. There was more story to tell. I knew from feedback that readers felt the same way. So Book Two, The Witch’s Dream, picked up where Book One ended.

I knew that creating a series that is also a serial saga was going to be a lot more trouble than a collection of books that are loosely related, but I decided it was going to be worth the risk. The third installment, A Summoner’s Tale, was just released. If you have not read any of the books, it will be a real treat for you to read the story as it was meant to be told, from Book One through Three without interruption.

http://www.arecafe.com/cafe-news/victoria-danann-when-a-series-becomes-a-saga/

 

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