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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

An Interview and #Giveaway with Victoria Danann



Please tell us a bit about yourself: 

Though works of fiction are a departure for me, I've had this series simmering on the back burner of my mind for years. In addition to authoring and illustrating Seasons of the Witch, I play rock music and manage one of Houston's premier R&B/ Variety/ Pop bands.

I have a formal education in Parapsychology, an M.A. in psychology, and years of "hands on" experience in the field. This series will eventually include some of my actual experience with fictionalized anecdotes from my journals during the years when she was a practicing "metaphysician", but most of the material is fantasy - of course.

Tell us about your book:

The Witch's Dream, The Order of the Black Swan, BOOK TWO
By Victoria Danann

a love letter to Paranormal ROMANCE

Genre: Paranormal ROMANCE
Publisher: 7th House, Release Date: October 14, 2012

BOOK DESCRIPTION:  From New York to Ireland to Edinburgh to Siena to the Texas Hill Country to Napa Valley, a secret society, a witch, a demon, a psychic, a berserker, an ex-vampire, modern day knights, heroes, werewolves, elves and fae come together where emotions intersect. The story maps a trail from rages to epiphanies, but, in the end, proves that true love can find you in the strangest places, when you're least expecting it, even when you're far, far from home.

SYNOPSIS: 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.

INCLUDES: The first chapter of the third book, The Summoner's Tale.

Erotic content: 18+ A few steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.

What inspired you to write this particular story?:

I have no answer for that. I read Kresley Cole's Immortals series three years ago then spent two years reading everything in PNR that had achieved any success so that I would know what had already been done. Then I set out to create something unique. I love comments like "explodes stereotypes".

Which comes first for you – a character's looks, personality or name?:

Name is last. Looks and personality are inextricably interwoven in my mind.

Any tips for aspiring authors?: 

Yes, but you may not like it. I do not think this is an occupation that can be taught. (See 'Dead Poets' Society'.) A course or workshop is never going to make you a great writer - it may even detract. My advice is to find something else to do.

Questions for fun:
If you had the power of time travel, is there anything you would go back and change? 

Oh, yeah. What a great question! But, it's personal.

What super-power would you choose?: 

Shapeshifting.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be? 

1. love  2. health  3. happiness

Coffee, tea or wine? 

Mike's Hard Lemonade

What is your favourite book? (aside from one of your own!) 

Memnoch the Devil, Anne Rice

Favourite genre and why?: 

Paranormal Romance because it enables us to create worlds of fantasy perfection with one-woman heroes who only have eyes for her. Permanently.

Favourite colour?: 

Red.

Upcoming news and plans for the future?: 

The third book, The Summoner's Tale, releases February 14, 2013. The fourth book of the series, A Tale of Two Houses, releases June 13, 2013. Plus, I am also part of a Valentines' anthology entitled Heart of the Beast.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us!

READING THE SERIES IN ORDER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  My Familiar Stranger, BOOK ONE.

The Witch’s Dream

ebook  WORDS:  100,000  ISBN: 978-1-933320-56-4      

paperback PAGES: 300     ISBN: 978-1-933320-63-2      

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TWITTER: @vdanann

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2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about The Summoner's Tale & A Tale of Two Houses!! Can't wait! Love the first 2!

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  2. Love your books can't wait to see what happens next in the series.

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