Once upon a time a girl lost everything familiar. She escaped death by being forced into an experiment that left her in another world where modern day knights, elves, vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and fae became her allies, friends and family. She discovered a place where adventure intersects fairytales, where honor is more than an ideal, and she learned that love can find you in the strangest places, when you’re least expecting it, even when you’re far, far from home. This is the story of Elora Laiken’s strange and wonderful journey. It is also the story of those whose lives she touches along the way.
If you love romance, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, strong female lead, alpha males, and complex storylines, this series is right for you. Age 17+
Box Set, Books 1-6, $18.99
A SELECTION OF COMMENTS ON THE SERIES…
5.0 out of 5 stars Best bargain ever! 10 Dec 2013
I’d give it 10 if I could.
I very rarely ever read a book more than once. I just re-read this series as a whole and have completed the newest book included in this collection : A Tale Of Two Kingdoms. Just when I thought Victoria Dannan could not create an even deeper story line that made you stop and go wow, she did. The beginning of this book was phenomenal and caught me off guard. She not only created a multitude of new characters, but dropped some hints that made me stop and have to re read the paragraph again regarding that vampire. If you are looking for a phenomenal read and an author who can keep you turning pages then you have found one. Mrs. Dannan will entertain you with quotes that will have you saying “Great Paddy” and laughing so hard you will not want to be drinking anything that will come through your nose while reading. This series is full of love, hate, sex ( I so love peanut butter now), vampires staked with a mere toothpick, sexy dancing elves, fire starting half witch/ half sex demon women, a vampire who is also a romance novelist, inter-dimensional assassins, kids that would make any mom proud, great music, and a love that spans dimensions. That is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what this world that Mrs. Dannan invites us into has to offer.
“Your sense of humor, and blend of paranormal styles is fantastic. I have never had a book that had me laughing so hard I could barely breathe. Much less feel the emotions of the characters. There have been so many versions of paranormal “romance” novels out there, that truthfully it was getting boring. I use the word paranormal here carefully, and loosely.
I am not surprised to see you on the bestsellers list, and fully expect to see you there for decades to come. You have taken a genre, and re-written the old school rules. Kudos, and congratulations. Lastly, thank you. I am an avid reader, and will re-read books over and again. Thank you for writing, and thank you for writing such a mind blowing, enjoyable tale. I look forward to many more.” Regards, Laura Hensley
“This series is far more than the total sum of its words. This is a breathtaking cannot-put-it-down even if it is 3:00 am epic adventure.
The characters are so well developed that the reader identifies with them, cheers them on and can wholly empathize with their trials. This parallel world takes our history, changing its defining moments by a simple deed or decision. The author plays out these facts and their affect on the current world known by these complex characters. I am amazed at how the author does this logically, yet dramatically, with realistic results in the universe where those choices or decisions play out.
Ms. Danaan is a masterful writer who weaves a story that flows seamlessly. She leads you down a path, then takes detours creating new forks in every road. You will be kept guessing, you will be intrigued and yes you will be surprised. My Familiar Stranger, The Witch’s Dream and now The Summoners Tale should be on your must read list.
The Black Swan series is one that, through its brilliant and detailed storytelling, will become the classics our kids (when grown) will read about and love in generations to come.
This is not a story about fairies, vampires and witches. As I stated above, this is an epic adventure that includes things we dream about and what becomes possible in a world where we and they unwittingly co-exist. ” – Christine Merritt