Tenaya Jayne – Dark Soul (Review, Excerpt, & Interview)

Dark Soul by Tenaya Jayne

Series: Legends of Regia #3
Source: Review by Request
Copy provided by the Author
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Thief. Murderess. Sacrificial messenger. Netriet has faced death many times but she never consented to the transformation she endured the last time her life was pulled back from the edge of death. She’s compelled to live a solitary life for fear the shadow inside her will terrify others. Lonely, Netriet longs for acceptance and friendship. Joining up with the Fair, a haven for misfits, she believes she’s found home and love with Merick.

The ghosts of Merick’s past haunt him. Helplessly attracted to Netriet, he’s sworn to help her destroy the shadow within, but losing his heart to her cripples him with fear. Mistakes and misunderstanding push her away and Merick’s forced to watch her flee into the arms of another man.

Torn between two men, Netriet’s true nature is drawn to one, while the shadow yearns for the other. At war with the darkness, Netriet must choose, or let the shadow swallow her completely.

The fate of Regia’s new republic hangs in the balance as a new enemy arises, backed by a group of violent insurgents bent on destroying everything Forest has worked for. Desperate for intelligence about the terrorist group, Forest learns the leader wants not only to claim the throne, but also her life.

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Victoria Danann – A Tale of Two Kingdoms

A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Knights of Black Swan, #6)A Tale of Two Kingdoms by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #6
Source: Review By Request
ARC received from the Author
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Duff Torquil is heir to Scotia, the kingdom of Fae, who have been at war with the Elves for two thousand years. Fae and Elves are both species who have evolved to respond to one fated lover with whom they will mate for life. Duff Torquil’s predestined mate is perfect for him in every way: beautiful, smart, polished, strong willed and a talented psychic who works for The Order of the Black Swan. The only problem is that she happens to be Aelsong Hawking, talented Black Swan psychic, younger sister of vampire hunter, Sir Rammel Hawking, AND the only daughter of the royal house of Elves.

After escaping together to establish a quiet obscure life away from both families and the politics of elf/fae differences, the young lovers are captured, separated, secluded, and left to die as mated pairs of their species tend to do when permanently parted. Fortunately, an angelic intervention persuades the unlikely “powers that be” to get involved.

If you love a grand mix of romance, scifi, fantasy, paranormal, tears, laugher, and complex stories – this series is right for you. 17+

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I’ve been impatiently waiting for the day that Duff and Song would get their moment in the spotlight… The wait was worth it, and A Tale of Two Kingdoms shines brightly among the other jewels in the Knights of the Black Swan series so far.


“I know ‘tis damn inconvenient and likely to be more trouble than I can guess before ‘tis done. But I would no’ change it. The only thin’ on Earth I’m sure of is that whatever bother comes, she’s more than worth it.”

We had been witness to the little moments throughout the series (starting in book two – The Witch’s Dream) where the forbidden love between Aelsong Hawking and Duff Torquil has been steadily building to a crescendo.

I think I’ll always be a sucker for fantasy,
intelligent female characters,
love against all odds,
strong men with soft hearts,
humor, &
action…
and it’s just my luck that The Knights of the Black Swan combines all of these elements…

I’d like to thank the Author, Victoria Danann for her forethought in including a synopsis of her previous books at the beginning! As you may know, I dislike reading series which are not completed. I read too quickly to follow a series piecemeal. By the time a new book is published, I’ve already completed upwards of 20 books since the last installment. I find myself re-reading all of the books which lead up to a new release for the sake of keeping my memory fresh. The author’s forethought in including the synopsis was a blessing. I was able to catch up with all the bits of Duff & Song’s forbidden love so far.

I’ve enjoyed all of the Knights of the Black Swan Books, and I make it a point to recommend them often. The first book in the series, My Familiar Stranger is a free eBook, and I’ve given it five stars.

Tenaya Jayne – Forest Fire

Forest Fire by Tenaya Jayne

Series: Legends of Regia #2
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Banished to Earth. Hunted by the queen’s assassins. Forest must fight to find a way back to Regia. Lonely and brokenhearted, she waits for Syrus to break through her banishment.

Separated from Forest, Syrus lives his days in anguish, trapped in a portal that goes nowhere. While Regia’s civil war ravages the land and the balance of power tips, the world will learn it’s the Rune-dy pulling the strings.

Forest must face the horrifying secret of her origins and learn her father’s identity. Attain her freedom through retribution and wage war inside her own heart. Will she be able to accept the gift Syrus offers, or will one mistake separate them forever?

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THIS REVIEW INCLUDES A FULL CHARACTER MAPPING – IN THE HOPES THAT A THIRD BOOK MIGHT BE ON THE WAY.
(and I apologize in advance for repeating some of the things I said in my review of Forbidden Forest)

Legends of Regia has the potential to be an amazing Epic Fantasy series! The world of Regia is full of complex societies – Elves, Shifters, Werewolves, and Vampires (plus various crossbreeds and spirits). Each have their own ideals and customs which weave a detailed narrative even before one considers the multitude of individual characters (who are fully developed with political aspirations, sometimes scheming, and generally suffering from some sort of emotional upheaval).

I find this richly developed world to be highly entertaining and well crafted. It’s a series which leaves me both happily sated and starving for more.

I adore Forest (I’m a sucker for badass female leads) Forest’s struggle to find her place in society is relateable, even in this high-fantasy setting.

I loved this little dialogue with a handmaid “doll” she fired from the court in Onyx Castle:

“Just who do you think you are?” screamed the doll. “I can trace my lineage back six centuries.”
“That’s nice,” Forest said acidly. “I’m the bastard child of two races. And I have a party to get ready for. So get out of my sight and stay out.” Forest gave them all a broad grin. “Welcome to the new world order.” She slammed the door in their shocked faces.

Naturally, Forest struggles with the rapid changes pressed upon her in this book (and she is entitled to a mini-meltdown), but as soon as her emotional struggles became too over the top for me, the author blessed us Netriet who stepped in to literally slap some sense into Forest:

“Look, Forest, I think you’re pretty awesome.” Forest snorted and rolled her eyes. “No, really,” Netriet pressed. “You’re an amazing person. You’re just an ingrate.”

(Thank you, Tenaya Jayne)

Syrus is a dreamy leading man, though I wish we could have learned more about what HIS aspirations were for the future of Regia and his birthright.

In the hope that additional books will be published in the Legends of Regia Series, I’ve mapped out the characters and settings so that they can be reviewed. (I tried to pick up Forest Fire Three months (and 40 books) after reading Forbidden Forest and quickly realized that I needed to re-read book one to refresh my memory. In my opinion, there is no hardship to repeated readings of either book, but if you want to jump straight into a book three (assuming there will be a book three – hint hint, Tenaya Jayne) here is how things left off in the World of Regia by the end of Forest Fire:

MAIN CHARACTERS:

Forest – Operative for Fortress who had a hatred of Vampires. A bastard half-breed Elf/Shifter – and therefore born into the lowest class possible. She guards an inter-dimensional portal (from Regia to Austin), reluctantly drafted as a bodyguard for Prince Syrus, who she discovers is her predestined life mate. (By the end of book two she is appointed Hailemarris, a sort of supreme judge. A position created by the Rune-dy)
Syrus – Vampire Prince, heir to the throne. Believed to be dead after an assassination attempt which left him blind. Master of the Blood Kata (a sword and Vampire martial art), given the title Sanguine Mage (By the end of Book Two, the general population of Regia still does not know he is alive. Forest and Syrus take up residence at her cottage and are on good terms.)

THE HIGH COUNCIL:

Devonte – the Wizard. Considers himself superior and above the law. – in book two, he heals Leith of the thorns.
Nahcaan – the Ogre. One of the most educated, talented, and easy-going ogres in all of Regia.
Zefyre – the Elf priestess. Forest’s aunt. Had a longstanding affair with Lush. The Mole within Paradigm, Plotting the overthrow of Regia by pitting the Vampires and Werewolves against each other. By the end of Book Two she is facing possible death at the hands of the Rune-dy for sending sacrificial messengers to Philippe.
Frost – the Werewolf. A superior politician, posh, slick as they came.
Gagnee – the Shape shifter. Changes her appearance more often than any other shifter in the whole of Regia (probably to eavesdrop on her underlings).
Lush – the Vampire. “Nobility scum, condescending with every syllable. Everything from his clothes to his tone of voice was calculated precisely. Arrogant and ambitious. Nothing more than a successful social climber.” Had a longstanding affair with Zefyre. Becomes the accidental accomplice of Zefyre by trading classified information. By the end of Book Two, his scheming is known, and he will soon face the consequences of his actions.

SECONDARY CHARACTERS:

Leith – Vampire, owner of Forest (he branded her with a combination of lover and slave markings which bind her to him.) his ownership of Forest is a secret. In book two he is imprisoned by Rahaxeris and infected with thorns (which cause him to relive all the hurt he has caused others) he is sprung from his prison by his prison by his fater, cured by the Wizard Devonte, and killed by Syrus when he attachs Forest.
Kindel – manages the operatives of Fortress, reports directly to the High Council, recommended Forest (who he is secretly in love with) for the mission of escorting Prince Syrus to Wolveswood (by the end of book two he has been appointed as Forest’s personal assistant)
Lorcan – Twin brother of Leith, also holds a grudge against Forest. Threatens to expose Forest’s slavery to the court at Onyx Castle. Murdered by Syrus.
Maxcarion – Rouge wizard and mercenary who blinded Syrus in the assassination attempt. He is the goal of the journey in book one, but is unable to cure Syrus. He does, however, save Forest for the collar placed on her by Philippe.
Redge – Syrus’s bodyguard, best friend, all-around right hand man. Soldier in the Vampire Army.
Philippe – Leader of the Werewolves. Wears a cloak made of the wolf pelts of his enemies. Forced his subjects to learn and speak only French (and they’re rubbish at it) – Murdered by Netriet at the beginning of Book Two, throwing the pending Civil War into action.
Cristiana – Vampire Queen, conniving. In book two she separates Forest & Syrus, imprisoning Syrus in Onyx Castle and banishing Forest to Earth before sending countless assassins to kill her. She is finally stopped by Rahaxeris who banishes her from Regia, frees Syrus, and pulls all the Vampires from Earth.
Zeren – Vampire King
Netriet – Vampire, a sacrificial messenger sent to Philippe by the Mole inside Fortress. Forced to wear an enchanted ring (the “collar”) to deliver her message, then tortured by Philippe as he sought to master the ring. In the beginning of book one she Murders Philieppe, and nearly dies but it saved by Shi and the Heart. Unfortunately, the Heart was tainted and has changed Netriet into a Golum like split-personality.
Rahaxeris – Elf. Head of the Council of the Rune-dy. Zefyre’s brother and Forest’s father – though nobody knows his association to Forest except for Zefyre. By the end of Book Two, his relationship to Forest is made public. He reveals that he has been looking after Forest her whole life, achieved the position of head of the Rune-dy to protect her, and is restructuring the entire political system of Regia in order to make a better world for her.
Shi – the ghost of a Dryad – an extinct race. She’s the keeper of the Wood (kind of like an Ent) ally, confidant, and adopted mother to Forest. In book Two she saves Netriet after she falls from the Lair, her use of the healing power of the Heart in its weakened state causes her to believe that Netriet is probably changed for the worse.

SMALL PARTS AND “RED SHIRTS”

Pipha – Vampire, long dead life mate of King Zeren. Presumably murdered by Christina.
Tek – Werewolf merchant at the Fair who deals in human contraband
Martia – Ogre and Tek’s mate, attempts to befriend Netriet in Book Two
Kitch – Elf patroller outside Kyhael, unlucky enough to have stumbled upon Forest & Syrus’s campsite. Murdered by Rahaxeris.
Susa – Elf clerk inside Kyhael who relayed the report of Forest’s presence to the Rune-dy
Prefect Camber – Elf, a high profile “gofer” and the Rune-dy’s go-to-guy.
Liasia – Shifter, long dead mother of Forest
Ithiel – Vampire, legendary Lord Master of the Blood Kata who trained Syrus.
Marius – Werewolf Ambassador to Paradigm
Gahu – Werewolf, an officer of Philippe’s army
Mindy & Rachel – human girls who come into contact with Leith. They call Forest to kill him
Hezeron – member of the Council of the Rune-dy (specializing in experimentation)
Abshael – member of the Council of the Rune-dy
Cassian – member of the Council of the Rune-dy
Menjel – member of the Council of the Rune-dy, he is also the former high priest of the Rune-dy whom Rahaxeris overthrew to gain his position
Baal – assistant to the Rune-dy Council members, unofficial assistant to Forest
Plixtz – assistant to the Rune-dy Council members
Merhl – the ogre in Onyx Castle with skill in portals, feels he owes Forest a debt
Dracula – yes, that Dracula. Member of the Royal Family
Ena – The lowest ranked handmaiden of Christina’s court & the only to be retained by Forest. By the end of Book Two she is hired as Forest’s Personal Secretary at Fortress.
Vladien – Vampire, nephew of Dracula, father of Leith & Lorcan
Merick – Vampire juggler in the Fair, secretly saves Netriet from two Werewolves
Guyas – a “newbie mage” in training at Obsidian Mountain
Taurus – a “newbie mage” in training at Obsidian Mountain

PLACES:

Austin, Tx – Forest’s home on Earth
Regia – a world in another Galexy
Paradigm – capital city of Regia
Wolveswood – a labyrinth Forest on the edge of the Werewolf city
The Lair – Werewolf stronghold at the base of the Eastern Regian Mountains
Desert of Halussis/Dreaming Desert – barrier to the Vampire city, comprised of highly toxic because black shadow sand which causes hallucinations.
Onyx Castle – Vampire stronghold within the Desert of Halussis
Fair – a gypsy-like open black market of Regia
Kyhael – The elf city.
Brigadoon – the world Queen Christina was banished to
Obsidian Mountain – where the masters of the Blood Kata go to train

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • Vampires have been in power for a long time in Regia
  • By the end of Book Two we are working toward a Republic-based system of Government
  • The Rune-dy is a secret order of Elves who specialize in experiements and tourture and are feared
  • Werewolves and Vampires have always been enemies
  • Ogres are the constant allies of Vampires
  • Shifters are considered second-class citizens
  • Any Halfling (combination of the 4 pure races) is shunned by society…

UPDATE:
I found the following blurb on Tenaya Jayne’s Website

“I’m not able to throw down any dates for you yet, but I can tell you things have moved from concept to Work-in-Progress! The Legends of Regia #3, DARK SOUL(working title) may well turn out to be my favorite of the series. Social unrest, terrorism, murder, romance, a triangle, new villains, new heroes, and a new, one-of-a-kind heroine! I’m excited!”

Victoria Danann – Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm (Knights of Black Swan, #5)Gathering Storm by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #5
Source: Review By Request
ARC received from the Author
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Storm is acting like somebody else. Former members of B Team must reunite to try to preserve his image and reputation. Meanwhile, the Ralengclan send a second wave assassination team to Jefferson Unit at the worst possible time, when it’s been left defended by only Z Team, Glen, Elora, Sir Fennimore, and the trainees.

An EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE. If you love romance, fantasy, science fiction, strong female characters, alpha males and complex stories with erotic elements, this serial is right for you. Age 17+ READING IN ORDER IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick

Nominated BEST NEW BOOK IN SERIES 2013 – Paranormal Cravings

#1 Best Indie Read of 2013 – The Book Haven

Nominated for Best Indie Scifi Futuristic Novel of 2013, Readers Choice Awards, IRC

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Another wonderful installment in one of my favorite series! I love that the Black Swan series weaves in and out of a variety of character’s lives. While each book places the spotlight on someone (or several someones) new, the audience is generally kept up to date with those characters we’ve grown attached to as the series has progressed.

In book Five of the series, we made some new friends, and lost some old ones. I have to say, it took me a while to accept Rosie. I could understand the age progression, I assumed as much after Litha’s pregnancy… But the whole “grown woman in a little body” thing was hard to swallow, especially when we start talking about the relationship between Rosie and Glen. Also, if the theme of this book was that one moment can change your Fate forever, then I would have really liked to have seen more of the alternate dimension Storms

Danann has a way of blending action with humor that continues to appeal to me, and the chapters concerning the battle inside Jefferson Unit were a perfect example. From the young knights fearlessly jumping into action, and the Disco play-by-play, to the sudden emergence of Animal House, and the take down of Z Team, Danann seems to subscribe to the theory of You can’t hold your breath when you’re laughing.

I have but one tiny gripe…
We never heard what was going on with Duff & Aelsong?! I’m dying to hear how that works out (of course, Danann placed a little treat in the back of the book, the cover of Black Swan #6, A Tale of Two Kingdoms, Due out in December 2013)

Tenaya Jayne – Forbidden Forest

Forbidden Forest by Tenaya Jayne

Series: Legends of Regia #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.

Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia’s laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.

Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he’s ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn’t matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

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I am a HUGE fan of the Legends of Regia. It truly has the potential to be an amazing Epic Fantasy series, and I certainly hope that Tenaya Jayne continues working on it.

In the world of Regia, Earth is only accessible through portals guarded by elite operatives of Fortress. One such portal is located in Austin, Texas as is guarded by Forest, a half-breed Elf/Shifter Hybrid. She is a fantastically badass female character, and had me from the very start. Despite her well-known hatred of Vampires, she is drafted by Fortress for a Secret Mission – escort the Vampire Prince into Enemy Territory.

A ton of adventure, action, espionage, mystery, suspense, and romance… This book has it all. I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have stumbled across it, and I recommend it highly.

This is definitely one of those books I wish more people knew about…

By the way: This book is FREE on iTunes, so really there’s no excuse not to pick it up, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

UPDATE: OCTOBER 5, 2013

I finally downloaded Forest Fire, read the first few chapters and realized that in the Legends of Regia series, Tenaya Jayne has created a world so detailed and full of complex character relationships that I needed to re-read Forbidden Forest just to get my bearings. Its been two months and forty books since I read Forbidden Forest the first time, and I definitely needed a refresher. It wasn’t much of a hardship to re-read this book, I do enjoy this world. 🙂

Victoria Danann – Moonlight

Moonlight (Knights of Black Swan, #4)Moonlight by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #4
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

BEST VAMPIRE~SHIFTER NOVEL of 2013, Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Paranormal Romance Guild

Victoria’s unique interpretation of The Big Bad Wolf asks the question, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR LOVE?” The sexy werewolf king, Stalkson Grey, embarks on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams in a bid to save the Elk Mountain tribe from extinction. In the process of migrating to a new home, Grey learns even old werewolves can be struck dumb by love and be driven to the desperate, foolish actions of the young.

Meanwhile, B Team learns the shocking truth about the origin of the vampire virus when Jefferson Unit is invaded by immortal teenage vampire.

An EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE. If you love romance, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, strong female lead, alpha males, and complex storylines with erotic elements, this serial is right for you. Age 17+ READING IN ORDER IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

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The fourth book in the Black Swan Saga steps away from the antics of B-Team to focus on Werewolf leader Stalkson Grey (with a little bit of everyone’s favorite daemon Deliverance mixed in!)

I love that the Black Swan Series adds new characters (and gives attention to characters we might not know much about) while keeping the reader informed about what’s happening with B-Team!

The Author made me like Stalkson Grey despite myself. I had a less than flattering opinion of him based on previous encounters, but Victoria Danann has taught us once again that nobody is beyond redemption. I was highly entertained by Grey and his… er… unwilling paramour:

“You kidnapped me!” She reached for a wooden totem figure and threw it at his head. He ducked. “I prefer to think of it as a romantic abduction.”

This series is filled with wonderful dialogue and quotable moments, but this one was non-stop! We only got a little teasing taste of what’s going on with Song and Glen’s respective story lines… I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Victoria Danann – A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire’s Confessor

A Summoner's Tale: The Vampire's Confessor (Order of the Black Swan, #3)A Summoner’s Tale: The Vampire’s Confessor by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of the Black Swan #3
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK, TOP 50 Listopia BEST LOVE STORY

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, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you’re least expecting it. Even when you’re far, far from home.

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Another wonderful, gripping installment! The third book in the Order of the Black Swan series was packed with the elaborate back story of the Vampire Baka, and broken up by the nail-biting suspense of Elora’s “retirement.”

So here’s what we know about Baka – he passed Martin Luther on the street, accidentally scared Shakespeare to death, owned the ship from the notorious Boston Tea Party incident, inadvertently caused Picasso to slip into his Blue Period… and was a Vampire… Twice.

Oh, I need to point something out that bothered me *pushes glasses up to the bridge of my nose* In book two, Elora makes the comment about Monq probably being “Smarter than Einstein” only to find out from Grey and Simon that Einstein never existed in the present dimension. However, as Baka lists the various scholars whose woe he has studied, he lists Einstein among the people he has read… Sorry, just needed to mention that…

Victoria Danann – The Witch’s Dream

The Witch's Dream (Knights of Black Swan, #2)The Witch’s Dream by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #2
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elora Laiken broke Storm’s heart when she chose his best friend. Now the handsome knight wants nothing to do with love. When B Team arrives in Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding ends abruptly when Katrina is kidnapped by a demon with a grudge. While Black Swan’s best tracker frantically searches for Kay’s fiance, Elora, Ram, and Baka are tasked with bringing in a stray werewolf causing havoc in London and finding him a suitable new home.

Action takes a backseat to love as Danann brings us an installment that she calls a love letter to paranormal romance.

EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE. If you love romance, fantasy, science fiction, strong female characters, alpha males and complex stories with erotic elements, this serial is right for you. Age 17+. READING THIS SERIAL IN ORDER IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

INCLUDES: Bonus Feature Interview with Rammel Hawking and the first chapter of Book 3, A Summoner’s Tale, 2013 WINNER of BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL of the YEAR, Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Paranormal Romance Guild.

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This series is getting better and better! I adored meeting all the new characters including Litha – another strong female. The Demon Deliverance is a never-ending source of amusement for me; I’d love to see he and Baka spend some time together, I can only imagine what a conversation between the two would be like!

I love that Storm got a chance to fight for something after the bittersweet ending of My Familiar Stranger; and it was neat seeing how young Storm was recruited into Black Swan.

One more thing: the “Under the Window” scene – I. Laughed. Out. Loud

Victoria Danann – My Familiar Stranger

My Familiar Stranger (Knights of Black Swan, #1)My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann
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Series: Knights of Black Swan #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series of 2013 – Reviewer’s Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

WHAT IF YOU SUDDENLY LOST EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE YOU KNEW? In a matter of minutes Elora Laiken lost everything familiar. She escaped assassination by being forced into an experimental device that left her broken, physically and emotionally, in another world. She woke up to find modern day knights, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and fae. This is the story of how they became her allies, friends, and family.

Best selling author, Victoria Danann, brings us a complex, unique, and wonderfully heartwarming serial.

AN EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE. If you love romance, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, strong female leads, alpha males and complex storylines with erotic elements, this series is right for you. 17+

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Rarely can a novel hook me so early. Interdimensional travel, Secret Government Agencies, Paranormal Studies, Black-Ops Style Vampire Hunters, and a Blend of Action and Romance.
If you’re reading reviews on GoodReads because you saw this book is FREE on Amazon & iBooks, and you thought you’d see what other people were saying before you made your decision… Let me stop you there…

Read it. The whole series is freaking fantastic!

Victoria Danann set up a complex character system with ease, centered around one fierce female lead. Each character was well crafted, and the Author managed to flip POVs seamlessly – sometimes with only a change in paragraph…

I’ve recommended the book to countless friends already. I eagerly await the continuance of this series; I’m invested in the characters and the strange and exciting organization that is The Order of the Black Swan.