Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with Victoria Danann

What inspired you to become an author? 

I was reading PNR for recreation and thought, “I can do this better.”

Do you have a specific writing style? 

I don’t know.

Do you write in different genres? 

Not yet.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book? 

The title was determined by the plot. I can’t tell you how because it would give too much away, but I can tell you the book centers around the character of Sir Engel Beowulf Storm, a.k.a. Storm.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

My books are always peppered with both social commentary disguised as entertaining reading and metaphysics. Occasionally I’ve seen the books in my saga called fun “beach reads”, which makes me laugh. Yes. They can be funny. Some people see that and nothing more. The books can only mirror the depth of the reader.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

Book #6, A Tale of Two Kingdoms, will release on December 8th and is THE one many of the Black Swan readers have been begging for. The fae and elves of Loti Dimension have been at war for two thousand years even though the current environment is more “cold” war. The Lady Laiken, as an outsider, has undertaken a search for answers as to what started it all. The saga returns to pure romance as we follow the quest of fated lovers, progeny of the two royal houses, for a happy ever after.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

The saga is based on the idea of multiple realities existing within the same physical space, but unknown to each other because of variants in vibration. This is an idea that is becoming more science and less science fiction all the time. The premise of the saga is that there are multiple versions of ourselves existing simultaneously in these other dimensions that are similar but not identical to our own, alternate, not parallel.

I was toying with the idea of being psychically connected to these other versions of ourselves in dreams. I have dreams in which I find myself in an unknown environment, interacting with people I have never seen, yet the dream has the distinct quality of feeling real. I began to wonder if I’m experiencing a glimpse of the lives of some of the other versions of me. That is how Gathering Storm was born.

Who designed the cover of your latest book? 

do all my graphics: covers, ads, website, and book trailers when I do them.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

 1.) Never take “creative writing”. Don’t let someone who is not a creative try to convince you that creativity can be taught or that there are rules associated with it. Those two things are as diametrically opposed as matter and antimatter. They cannot both exist in the same dimension at the same time. 2.) If you’re not lazy, publish your own work. Keep the control and the money.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

Yes. In fact there is a playlist that dovetails the action sequence in the book. It’s published on my blog at

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Gathering Storm
The Order of the Black Swan
Book Five
Victoria Danann
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: 7th House       

ISBN: 978-1-933320-93-9

Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 85k

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

Book Description:

The fifth installment in the Black Swan serial saga. READING IN ORDER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. That’s why we have a try-before-you-buy-program. The first book in the saga, My Familiar Stranger, is PermaFREE everywhere.

THE NEWSLETTER: Z Team, a.k.a Zed Company, is transferred to Jefferson Unit, which is being temporarily retired as an active hunter facility and converted to a research / training institution. Sol takes his first vacation – ever – leaving Glen in charge with Storm supervising. Rosie is proving to be an extraordinary little girl and Deliverance is in BIG trouble with her mother.

THE SURPRISES: Storm is really not himself. Former members of B Team must reunite to preserve his image and reputation.  No one could have prepared for the surprises Rosie delivers.

THE ADVENTURE: 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, the Lady Laiken and the trainees.

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  and Readers’ Choice Awards. Each of my books has remained on the Amazon best seller list in category every day since release. All four also earned the Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK award and have remained on the Amazon Best Sellers list every day since release.

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.

TWITTER: @vdanann
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Steph from said...

THis is such a great series. It would be interesting to see you work in another genre.

Stormy Vixen said...

Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. Great series. Looking forward to reading The Gathering Storm. evamillien at gmail dot com