Review Spotlight! My Familiar Stranger by KrissyT 5

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Holy Moly did I love this book!, August 9, 2013

by KrissyT

This review is from: My Familiar Stranger – Romancing the Vampire Hunters (Black Swan 1) (Kindle Edition)

I did not expect much at all since this book was free and I did not know the author. Holy cow was I completely taken by surprise! I LOVE this book with all my heart. So sweet and funny. There were several times when I laughed out loud. You completely fall for the main characters. Storm = dreamy. Ram = so hilarious and Elora = I want to be her.

I am a huge fan of J.R Ward, Kresley Cole, and Karen Marie Moning and I feel like I am now going to be as huge a fan of Victoria Danann! Get this book people…it’s worth it!

Victoria’s Notes: I give this review 5*.

Here’s one of the reasons why I LOVE this review! If someone asked me to name MY three top PNR authors – other than myself, of course – THOSE are my top three !!! Naturally I am thrilled to be included in that elite company. (Table for four?) 

As to the comment about wanting to be Elora? Well, that’s what I was going for.

Thanks again KrissyT for writing a review – Sarah

Review Spotlight! Moonlight by psejg Reply

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Gripping Romantic Adventure!!, May 23, 2013

by psegj

This review is from: Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf (Black Swan 4) (Kindle Edition)

“What is this?” she asked, running her hand over the jacket. “Sheepskin.” She looked at him with genuine amusement. “So when you wear this, you’re literally a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

There are so many “Quotes” I Love in this book. This is one of my favorites. Victoria has pure genius. Her writing just draws you in. I sighed, cried, laughed out loud!!!! I sat on the edge of my seat. I was so entertained. I say Harry Potter look out because The Order of the Black Swan is here!!! I believe these are the books to read.

If you want adventure, suspense, Romance, Action, Dimension travel, Did I mention True Love!!!

I have been reading since I was 13 (41 years ago). I have read tens of thousands of books.  I have my favorite Authors. Truthfully Victoria is Now #1.

This book has a diverse set of personalities & characters!  Werewolves, Elves, Fae, Demons, Vampire, Berserkers, Witches, Lets not forget Knights. Hunky Knights at that!

Victoria grabs you from the 1st sentence to the last. I did not want to put it down! I have already read it twice, and no I did not miss anything because it is so gripping you just want to soak up every word!! Since reading this series I do not need Calgon to take me away anymore! Come join me in being a Forever Fan.

Thanks again psegj for writing a review! – Sarah

Ask Victoria – Fan Question on Song and Duff. 11

Hi there!  I just have to ask; will we see more of Song and Duff’s story in the next book?  I’m so wondering what will happen when Ram finds out the Elora’s been helping them!  Yikes! (7/30/2013)

Aelsong Hawking

Aelsong Hawking

 
Thanks!  Vicki Simpson
Hey Vicki –
 
Delighted to be asked and I’m pleased that you are invested in their story. You will not be seeing much about them in GATHERING STORM, except for references to the research Elora asked Glen to do. I can tell you what is planned at the moment, but only if you agree to accept that it is TENTATIVE. The various aspects of the saga seem to have their own ideas about when and how they want to be told.
 
For now and, again, – subject to change a little or a lot, there are two projects that come first. That would make them Books 6 (Solomon’s Sieve) and 7 (story plotted, title undecided). A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS is too much story to be contained in one book. It will be told in two volumes, that would make them 8 (Part I) and 9 (Part II), but I will schedule release dates close together so that readers don’t have to wait long, probably late September and early November of 2014.

If you ever have a question(s) you would like to get answered, please email me at blackswanjunkie@gmail.com  – Sarah

Review Spotlight! The Witch’s Dream by Nelta M 1

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“Great Paddy”, You’re Gonna Love It!, October 8, 2012

by Nelta M

This review is from: The Witch’s Dream – A Love Letter to Paranormal Romance (Black Swan 2) (Kindle Edition)

“The Witch’s Dream” is the 2nd book in Victoria Danann’s Order of the Black Swan series…I would suggest reading “My Familiar Stranger” prior to reading “The Witch’s Dream” to have a better understanding of the characters and storyline ….The second in the series continues and evolves with the same characters you grew to love and introduces you to new characters that only enhance the journey of Bad Company and will surely delight us in the next book….Ms. Danann’s style captivates and brings you along for the ride. You find yourself laughing, giggling, holding your breath, and  drawn into the lives of the characters.  You are caught up in the hot and sexy world of vamps, elves, witches, demons, aliens and werewolves . It’s quite the combination and it works …

I thoroughly enjoyed reading both of the books in this series and can not wait to see what Ms Danann has in store for us next.

Victoria’s Notes:

Sarah chose this review to post today and I’m glad she did. It’s special to me, not just because of what it says, but because of who wrote it. Nelta was what I would call an early enthusiast. She was a Black Swan Street Team member before I’d every heard of street teams. Plus, if I was giving a prize for BEST REVIEW TITLE EVER!!!, this would definitely be it. Thank you for the support and encouragement and for helping me to believe that a few sales wasn’t a fluke.

 

 

Thanks again Nelta M for writing a review! – Sarah

Ask Victoria 3

Who is your favorite character?

I’ve made it no secret that Sir Rammel Hawking is my favorite. And he knows it. He uses it ito his advantage to manipulate me all the time. I can’t resist a beautiful, pointy eared, death-by-sex-appeal Irishman as well as a talented musician. Add his tireless sense of humor and I’m completely in love. He is in every book and probably always will be. One person recently told me that, if action figures of my characters ever come out, she wants to place a preorder for Ram. I have to agree with her. Because this saga has a lot of balls in the air (pun not intended, I swear). Ram is on the zigzag path of a hero’s journey in a classical sense. Add to that the fact that he is drop dead sex and a one-woman elf and, really, what more could you want? (3/9/2013)

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Victoria’s Postscript:

Well, really, I couldn’t want anything more. That must mean Ram is pretty close to my ideal male.

 

 

If you ever have a question(s) you would like to get answered, please email me at blackswanjunkie@gmail.com  – Sarah

Review Spotlight! A Summoner’s Tale by Ellen 3

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You need to add more Stars for this one!, July 24, 2013

by Ellen

This review is from: A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire’s Confessor (The Order of the Black Swan, Vol. 3)

This is the third book in the Order of the Black Swan.  Again, I must stress it is best to read them in order.

I think this might be my favourite one so far, and I loved the others.  Perhaps I would give this one 5 stars plus.  The story had me at the edge of my seat for most of the book.  Both Baka and Elora had me biting my nails and frequently in tears.  I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned Blackie in my reviews of the previous books.  I suppose there are just so many wonderful characters and events in each book that it is hard to cover them all without spoilers.  And I don’t want anything to spoil your experience of these books.  That said, Blackie plays a very important part in this story.  It will make you hug your dog even more and if you don’t have a dog, this might make you go out and adopt one.

There are also so many unforgettable images in this book; the snow falling in an Irish forest, the howl of wolves, an infant’s cry.  This is a book about love, loyalty,  and sacrifice.  There are so many examples of incredible bravery in this story both human and nonhuman. A Summoner’s Tale is darker than the others in the series but is not without humour. We are now aware of what can be lost and how fragile existence can be.  Your whole life can change in an instant. Perhaps because it is darker, the joys are even deeper.

One final thing, NEVER FORGET YOUR CELL PHONE.

Victoria’s Notes:

This is simply one of my favorite reviews EVER. This reader is also a writer, but most importantly she expressed the exact sentiments I hoped would be the “take aways” when I was plotting and writing the book. How gratifying is that? It’s priceless.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that A Summoner’s Tale is special to me, the book that I shall always consider to be my masterpiece. And Ellen has named most of the reasons why. I can’t give this reader a prize, but I can share her thoughts with you.

Thanks again Ellen for writing a review! – Sarah

Ask Victoria! 2

What genres do you enjoy?

When I became enamored with paranormal romance – the result of reading A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole – I spent two years reading every PNR that had enjoyed any success so that I would know what had already been done and wouldn’t repeat it. You can’t create something unique without knowing what’s out there. (February 2013)

Victoria’s Postscript:

Since I answered that question in February of 2013, I have come to enjoy New Adult sometimes: Thoughtless Trilogy by S.C. Stephens, Real by Katy Evans. My guilty pleasure is biker porn like Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde. These biker books are the antithesis of everything I have stood for as a feminist and yet I’m as hypnotized as if they were coiled rattlesnakes. (7/23/2013)

If you ever have a question(s) you would like to get answered, please email me at blackswanjunkie@gmail.com  – Sarah

Full Moon RELEASE DAY 2

NORbigsplashAs promised, MOONLIGHT releases today on the May full moon. Following the links are a few of the early readers reviews. I am happy to say that Moonlight is already high up on the Amazon BEST SELLER list in the categories of Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Romance. THANK YOU for making this saga a success!

Available everywhere.

AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-Wolf-Black-Swan-ebook/dp/B00CX9ZYW0/

iBOOKS https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/moonlight-big-bad-wolf-black/id649136…136?mt=11

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-victoria-danann/1115380655?ean=2940044536838

SMASHWORDS https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/310694

KOBO http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Moonlight-The-Big-Bad-Wolf/book-cOwzvBiOEka33lj-hncXnQ/page1.html?s=bk4Lxjcaqk-lLOObQOniBA&r=1

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Romantic Adventure!! May 23, 2013
 “What is this?” she asked, running her hand over the jacket. “Sheepskin.” She looked at him with genuine amusement. “So when you wear this, you’re literally a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
There are so many “Quotes” I Love in this book. This is one of my favorites. Victoria has pure genius. Her writing just draws you in. I sighed, cried, laughed out loud!!!! I sat on the edge of my seat. I was so entertained. I say Harry Potter look out because The Order of the Black Swan is here!!! I believe these are the books to read.
If you want adventure, suspense, Romance, Action, Dimension travel, Did I mention True Love!!! I have been reading since I was 13 (41 years ago). I have read tens of thousands of books. I have my favorite Authors. Truthfully Victoria is Now #1.
This book has a diverse set of personalities & characters! Werewolves, Elves, Fae, Demons, Vampire, Berserkers, Witches, Lets not forget Knights. Hunky Knights at that!
Victoria grabs you from the 1st sentence to the last. I did not want to put it down! I have already read it twice, and no I did not miss anything because it is so gripping you just want to soak up every word!! Since reading this series I do not need Calgon to take me away anymore! Come join me in being a Forever Fan.

5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting!!!!!!!! Great Paddy!!,May 24, 2013

Wow, Danann did it again! Kudos!!!Moonlight, is book four for Victoria Danann. Ms Danann’s style of writing captivates and brings you on a fantastically sexy ride.I found myself laughing out loud at times. While other times needing to pour myself a drink and fan myself. Whew!!I love being caught up in her world of sexy vamps, elves, demons, and weres. She’s found quite the successful combination.If you adored the other three books, you will certainly fall in love all over again. I’m definitely sweet on Black Swan, and oh boy do I have it bad for Sir Rammel.If you love PNR, she’s the author for you. I can’t recommend it enough.

5.0 out of 5 stars You are going to LOVE Moonlight!, May 23, 2013
Victoria Danann’s fourth book in the Black Swan series, “Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf” is the best yet of her books (which says something since I think they are all amazing). This book was a fun ride from beginning to end. While keeping us up with our favorites from the other books (Elora and Ram, Storm and Litha, Baka and Heaven, Deliverance, and of course Monq) we now get a peek into the lives of Song as well as Glen. As the title implies much of this book revolves around Stalkson Grey, whose life is turned on its’ end and will never again be the same. Finally, about the time you think you could never enjoy any characters more than you love the aforementioned, we get to meet the members of the rowdy Z team, and new interesting Vampire which shake the story up yet again. I loved this book, and am left craving Victoria’s next book which cannot come out soon enough for me. If you haven’t read the first three, then buy all four of them and read them in order. I promise it will be the most fun you’ve had while reading in a very long time.

5.0 out of 5 stars the best new series has a best new book., May 23, 2013
Moonlight is book 4 in a new paranormal series. If you are looking for elves,beserkers,witches,demons,vampires and werewolves then this series is for you. What sets Victoria Danann apart from other great writers in this genre are I believe are these 2 things. Her story is a continuation of the original story with many people and immortals being added and the fact that I laughed out loud in all the books. Moonlight gave more in that I cried as well.Stalkson Grey is superb as an old werewolf in love. He knows nothing so he turns to deliverance (a sex demon with a sense of humor)for help.Will Luna love him back?I can’t wait to see what happens to Glen and his new team and possibly his new position with Black Swan. It is yet again another outstanding story from a wonderful writer with an AWESOME imagination and a wicked sense of humor. As long as she keeps writing I will keep reading she puts out. Thank- you Victoria.I am now eagerly awaiting book 5.

5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5+ stars in this series!!, May 23, 2013
 
I said this in my reviews of the first three books, but I have to say it again – Victoria Danann’s writing style is amazing. The Order of the Black Swan is a series, however, it’s not just one story that continues on. Each book has it’s own unique tale, while continuing on with the story lines from the previous books. The books should be read in order though.
This series also has a little of everything for any reader: paranormal, sci-fi, romance, action, suspense . . . vampire, vampire hunters, wearwolves, hunky knights, assassins from a different dimension, witches, summoners, elves, fae, demons. I’m not kidding. It’s all in there.
Moonlight, the fourth book of this series, may be my favorite so far. Each book focuses on the love story of a different couple, while continuing on with the original storyline of ending the vampire epidemic. In Moonlight, the author also hints at a favorite childhood fairytale, Black Swan style of course. So far in this series, my heart has belonged to a certain sexy vampire, but I completely fell in love with Stalkson Grey in book 4, the wearwolf in this series and the main character in the newest love story. Once again, love knows no boundaries (or dimension). I have fallen in love with all of the characters in this series, though. It’s hard not to. This is why the author’s writing style is grabbing a hold of so many readers. The characters become like family to you. You watch over them, cheer them on, and feel their pain. You don’t have to give up any of the characters, even the secondary ones. They continue on into each book, so we get to keep up with their lives. As with all of the books in this series, you will laugh, fall in love, and white-knuckle your reader while you hang on for the ride.
I’m usually a fast reader, but with the Black Swan books I find myself reading slow, not only so I can savor every word, but also because I don’t want it to end. Luckily the series continues, and so I patiently wait for book 5. Well, maybe not patiently.

5.0 out of 5 stars Getting connected to nature and then some!, May 22, 2013
Let me start out with the fact that I have a great affinity for wolves. Okay, so that is out of the way, when Victoria finished her last book I was pleased, but also a bit skeptical on where and how she would take the characters to follow. I must say I am very well pleased and delighted. She has totally delighted me, surprised me, kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next and I simply could not put this book down! I laughed, felt my heart pulled, and know that there is a glorious hope and cannot wait for book number 5!!! This is the best book since book number 1!!! A definite MUST READ AND MUST OWN/HAVE!!!

MOONLIGHT Release Tour – So Far… 5

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May 24th- PRE-RELEASE PARTY at BITTEN by BOOKS starts at noon. Link announced the morning of May 24th EXCLUSIVE: Update Interview with Rammel Hawking
May 24th- The Wormhole
May 25th – OFFICIAL RELEASE
May 25th – Between the Bind – EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With Glendennon Catch
May 27th- Fangs and Fairydust EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s PLAYLISTS

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves FEATURE & GIVEAWAY 9

Tristan's Lyceum Wolves Cover-KymGrossoVery pleased to present the latest release from my friend and colleague, Kym Grosso. This is the third book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and the one I’ve been pushing her for. I argued with her about cover choice, but have to admit – when seeing the final copy – I was wrong. The cover is perfect. – Victoria

TRISTAN’S LYCEUM WOLVES

IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS BOOK 3

Kym Grosso

An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Giveaway at each stop is winner’s choice of ebooks for any of the three books In the Immortals of New Orleans series (Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves, Luca’s Magic Embrace,  Kade’s Dark Embrace)

 

 

About the Author:  Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. Both of her novels, Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1) and Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), are currently available via Amazon, digitally and in print. Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves is scheduled for release on April 1, 2013.

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains. On any given night, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KymGrossoBooks

Twitter: @KymGrosso

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5785692.Kym_Grosso

My Autism Website: http://www.AutismInRealLife.com