Thursday, July 25, 2013

Character Interview + Series Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Black Swan Series by Victoria Danann

A Conversation with Glendennon Catch 
     Glen first appeared in the Black Swan saga as a rookie trainee in Book 2 working in the capacity of dog walker for Blackie. He was reassigned to Edinburgh when Ram and Elora went on temporary assignment because he was so good with the dog.
     In Book 3, his role was considerably expanded when he was put in charge of Elora's rescue mission.
     In Book 4, his presence was again expanded, but can't be discussed because of SPOILAGE.
He will continue to be a major player amongst the cast of characters as the saga moves forward. This interview was given right before release of Moonlight.
     Victoria: Hey, Glen 
     Glen: Ms. Danann. 
     Victoria: Don't look so uncomfortable. We're just going to talk. Nothing to worry about. 
     Glen: Okay. 
     Victoria: I can see that didn't relax you in the least. Have you, by any chance, been talking to Sir Hawking about this interview? 
     Glen: (glances away) Maybe. 
     Victoria: What did he tell you? 
     Glen: He told me to watch myself, that you're tricky.
     Victoria: (I smile.) I'm not here to trick you, Glen. I'm here because you have new fans who are interested in you personally. They probably want to know such things as boxers or briefs? 
     Glen: (blushes) You're not asking that are you?      
     Victoria: No. I'm not asking that. What I'd really like to find out is how you feel about some of the things that happen to you in Moonlight, but I can't think of a way to do that without spoilers. 
     Glen : (shrugs) 
     Victoria:  Well, maybe we can give a couple of things away. How do you feel about leaving Edinburgh? 
     Glen: Well, I haven't been there that long. I'd say it was a good experience all in all. I got to know a lot of people and I know my way around the different departments at Headquarters. 
     Victoria: No particular girl you'll be sorry to leave? 
     Glen: (Smiles.) Fae girls are wonderful. I'll be sorry to leave all of them. 
     Victoria: Hmmm. 
     Glen: (His smile vanished.) What does that mean? 
     Victoria:  What do you mean? 
     Glen: You said, "Hmmm." What does, "Hmmm," mean? 
     Victoria: (I turn my recorder off and sit back.) Glen, it seems that Rammel has made you paranoid about this interview. I'm not out to get you. If anything, I'm the angel that sits on your shoulder.
     Glen: (Looks unconvinced.) 
     Victoria: What do I need to do to prove it? 
     Glen: (Stares.) You could promise that those people who came after Lady Laiken and her baby don't come back again. 
     Victoria: I can't make that promise, Glen. Wheels are in motion. 
     Glen: Who's in charge of the wheels? 
     Victoria: I don't know. 
     Glen: Sir Hawking said it was you. 
     Victoria: Well, that would be a very simplistic way of looking at things. 
     Glen: You think I'm a kid, but I know a dodge when I see one. 
     Victoria: You're right. I do think you're a kid, but I also know you're a kid who's exceptional, even brilliant. 
     Glen: But you still think I'm dumb enough or vain enough to be distracted with compliments. 
     Victoria: Works with Ram. 
     Glen: (Narrows his eyes.)   
     Victoria:  Okay. Look. We've obviously gotten off on the wrong foot and I'm tired of limping along here. You're clearly very protective of Sir Hawking and Lady Laiken, so we'll avoid further references to either of them.
     Let's try another question. You're going to be expected to make a declaration of career intent in about three weeks when you turn twenty. Right?  
     Glen: Yes. 
     Victoria: Have you decided what you want to do? 
     Glen: Yes. 
     Victoria: Excellent! Please share. 
     Glen: No. 
     Victoria: No? 
     Glen: No. If you want to know more, read the book like everybody else. 
     Victoria:  Great Paddy.

My Familiar Stranger 

Order of the Black Swan, #1

Minutes ahead of inevitable assassination, Elora Laiken is forcibly transported to an alternate dimension similar, but not identical, to her own. She is stranded. Alone. Far from home. An alien amid the modern day knights of a secret society of vampire hunters and paranormal investigators.

Of course a girl could suffer worse problems than having gorgeous suitors. Perhaps more importantly, in the midst of an epidemic of vampire related abductions, can she stay alive long enough to choose between an honor debt, true love, or the breathlessness of single-minded passion?

The Witch's Dream

Order of the Black Swan, #2

Quintessential Black Swan knight, Engel Storm, was left behind when Elora Laiken chose his best friend. Now his heart is bruised and battered and he’s had it with love. But a transplanted witch who happens to be the world’s best tracker plans to do everything in her considerable power to change his mind.

The Witch’s Dream begins with B Team on temporary assignment to Black Swan headquarters in Edinburgh where they are supposed to fill in for stretched-thin resources and assist with a werewolf issue. They’ve been given permission to stop on the way to celebrate a special handfasting in an Irish castle.

When they reach Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding quickly becomes all business. A missing person report turns into a demon abduction. A simple werewolf sanction becomes a diplomatic issue requiring the one thing Elora is no longer willing to give - finesse.

A Summoner's Tale: The Vampire's Confessor

Order of the Black Swan, #3

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, struggle through pain and darkness simultaneously. Each alone must traverse an ultimate confrontation with character and the will to survive. Ex-vampire, Istvan Baka, and his first victim prove that true love can wait patiently through lifetimes for a second chance. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.


Order of the Black Swan, #4

The story continues to touch on the lives of former B Team members and their families while new characters and situations are introduced.


THE NEWSLETTER: Ram and Elora move into temporary quarters at Jefferson Unit to protect mother and baby. Storm gives a surprising answer when he’s tapped by Sol to replace him as Jefferson Unit Sovereign. Litha solicits her father to help Black Swan.

THE SURPRISE: B Team learns the shocking truth about the origin of the vampire virus. Monq races to develop a defense system to repel invasion by Stagsnare terrorists and assassins.

THE ADVENTURE: Desperation drives Stalkson Grey to embark on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams in a bid to save the Elk Mountain werewolves from extinction.

THE ROMANCE: In the process of migrating the Elk Mountain werewolves to a new home, Grey learns that true love can find you in the strangest places, even when you’re far, far from home.

About the Author:

If you're looking for something new and different in PNR, you've come to the right place. 

I write unapologetic romances 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 2012 by the Reviewers' Choice Awards. Each of my books has remained on the Amazon best seller list in category every day since release. All three also earned the Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK award. 

My work has been compared to J R Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Lara Adrian. For example: 

"I do see shades of Lara Adrian's Breed books and shades of J R Wards Black Dagger books, but this story is unique enough that it stands out all on its own and can stand up along side those other books and I think given time will elbow them out of the way with the rich story telling and deep emotional core that makes you want to know more." - Kerry, Musings of a Bookworm 

The Order of the Black Swan is a series that is also a serial saga. Each book is an episodic installment in an ongoing story. Join me for the adventure. 


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1 comment:

  1. Victoria, I am a huge fan of paranormal romances, including vampires, shifters, angels, name it. I think PNR has such a wide variance of possibilities for stories...I mean, I think the only limitation is the author's imagination...and that is infinite! Thank goodness for that since I will never run out of stories to read. :-) I'm anxious to try your stories about The B Team and Order of the Black Swan. They sound so intriguingly different. Wow.