Series: Order of the Black Swan

Review: The Witch’s Dream by Victoria Danann

Posted May 25, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Witch’s Dream by Victoria Danann
The Witch’s Dream by Victoria Danann
Series: Order of the Black Swan #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by 7th House on October 04, 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 300
Source: Author

Also in this series: A Summoner’s Tale
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

He was left behind when Elora Laiken made her choice. Now he’s had it with love, but a transplanted witch who happens to be the world’s best tracker hopes she can 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 in Ireland for a few days and help celebrate a handfasting at the palace in Derry.

When they reach Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding quickly turns 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.

Erotic quotient: Some steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.


This book picks up where My Familiar Stranger left off. Some of this story takes place in Ireland and Edinburgh.

Deliverance is an incubus demon. He is on a mission of revenge. Sir Chaos Caelian, Kay to his co-workers, is a knight of the Black Swan. His fiancée’s name is Katrina. This is a great way to interconnect the characters in this tale.

Litha Brandywine also works with the Black Swan. She is a young woman that speaks her mind and isn’t afraid to be who she is. She also learns something about herself that she never knew. There is one knight that really sets her on fire and she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. This is something that is great about Victoria’s series; the women appear to be strong in more ways than one.

Victoria also continues the story of Ram and Elora. Ram’s sister, Aelsong, also joins the team. You have to give an author a lot of credit when they can create a world that doesn’t exist plus a lot of characters that also exist in this world. And on top of that another dimension is added into the mix – it takes a lot of creativity.

Victoria also does a great job of building the anticipation of who will the next romantic pair will be. And on top of that includes an interesting twist. The reader also gets some background into one of the knights, Storm. It was a great read for book two and I can’t wait to see what Victoria has in store for her readers in book three. It’s a book that I didn’t want to put down until I was finished. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

Rating: 4 flowers, Sensuality rating of 3 flames

Review: The Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann

Posted February 21, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: The Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann
A Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann
Series: Order of the Black Swan,
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by 7th House on February 14, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 432
Source: Author

Also in this series: The Witch’s Dream
Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:

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.

Erotic quotient: Some steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.

READING THE SERIES IN ORDER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


This book picks up where The Witch’s Dream left off.

In the Prologue, Victoria explains a little bit about the Order and brings the reader up to speed about books one and two. She also shows the reader a little of what has gone on in Elora’s alternate dimension since she left. This is a good thing for any reader that starts with this current book instead of with My Familiar Stranger. But if you really want to know about the characters, it is best to start right from book one.

Istvan Baka is a former vampire who now works for The Order of the Black Swan. His assistant has an interesting name, Heaven. Heaven also has her own specialties that can help the Order. Victoria also gives her readers a look into Istvan’s past. Istvan has lived a long life and the reader learns how much of a well-rounded man he has become. But that long life has also made him a little jaded. It also doesn’t stop him from wanting what everyone else has.

She also keeps the readers up to date on the couples from the first two books. I also find it interesting that she is a name dropper – Picasso and Shakespeare. It makes me wonder who will make an appearance in book four. Victoria also shows how people can come from all different places and still end up being friends who care deeply for each other.

The only thing that disappointed me was how quickly this story was over. It’s fast paced and you will not get confused when the story changes from scene to scene. She does a great job of creating a world that we will never see but where anything may seem possible.

The good thing is that June isn’t that far away – this is when Moonlight will be coming out. I definitely want to know what happens in the next book. In the meantime, if you stop over to Victoria’s web site, http://www.victoriadanann.com/SummonersTale.html, you can watch her book trailer for book three. (Reviewed by Lynn from Romance Reader Enthusiast).