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My early work (eight-years-old) would be called fan fiction today. I began by writing my version of Bobbsey Twins novels on legal pads that my dad brought home from the office. As an only child – in the days before children became little electronic receivers – there was often not much to do other than seek amusement in my own head.
Childhood fantasies involved being the only girl (for some odd reason) at a ranch for wayward boys. Yes. I do realize this sounds vaguely familiar. Those fantasies were supported by real life events because the boys included me in the afternoon neighborhood games whether it was cowboy/Indians or G.I. Joe.
When I left the Bobbsey Twins behind I didn’t write again until I was married with children and in my mid-twenties. I completed a paranormal romance and gave it to my spouse to read. After hearing his criticisms I didn’t write again for decades. At the time I didn’t understand that he’s the absolute farthest thing from my audience.
It turned out to be a blessing because during that time that I didn’t write, I lived an extremely full life. I traveled a lot, raised a family, got an education (I have an M.A. in Psychology.) and explored my compulsion to be a spiritual seeker. The fantasies were a constant companion throughout. The faces and names of the characters changed as I matured, but they remained a source of comfort. They helped me through hell-raising teenagers and three near-death scares.
By the time I started writing again, I had something to say.
I write cross-genre 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.
My first book, My Familiar Stranger, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance of by both Reviewers’ Choice and Readers’ Choice Awards. All of my books have opened on the Amazon Best Sellers list and earned Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK awards. For 2013 I won REVIEWERS' CHOICE awards for Best Paranormal Romance Series, Best Paranormal Romance Novel (General) - A Summoner's Tale, and Best Paranormal Romance Novel (Vampires & Shifters) - Moonlight.
I live in The Woodlands, Texas which is why I sometimes joke about being the witch in the woods. Married. Four children. One very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.
on Oct. 05, 2013 :
A little slow to start but once events started moving, I was hooked. Lots of action, sweet romance and an unexpected plot twist make for another fun read.
Victoria is right about needing to read these books from the first to last in order to keep the characters and what is going on straight. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment when we learn more about Aelsong & Duff. There will be plenty of fireworks! :-)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Sep. 21, 2013 :
Gathering Storm is the 5th Installment of the Black Swan Series.. and while I enjoyed everyone of them. This is my Favorite so far and that's saying alot.. Especially since I said that with all the other books in this series..
This Book left my mouth and jaw hanging.. It had many twists and turns I did not see coming. I cried, Laughed and just sat back and shook my head..
All our favorite Black Swan Knights are back.. Elora, Ram , Storm, Kay, Glen.. plus a few new characters...
This story without giving spoilers will make your heart pound and you will see even further why they are Knights..
Ms Danann has created Characters that breathe life into her stories..They make you feel comforting as if they are your best friends or even family..
I cannot wait for the next Book for this Great Saga to continue. You will not be sorry you purchased this book.. That being said.. You should read them in order to get the full character stories and backdrop..
Kudos to Victoria Danann on another great book....
(reviewed within a week of purchase)