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Please help us celebrate the newest release in Victoria Danann’s Black Swan Series, Gathering Storm! A favorite series of VRB’s, Black Swan is a sure winner with any paranormal romance fan! Please enjoy the excerpt and be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win an e-copy of The Order of the Black Swan Collected Tales, Books 1-3!!

 

Gathering Storm The Order of the Black Swan, Book Five
Victoria Danann

Paranormal Romance, Scifi Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy Romance

Publisher: 7th House 

Date of Publication: September 19, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-933320-93-9

ASIN: To be Assigned (http://victoriadanann.com/GatheringStorm.html)

Number of pages: 364

Word Count: 90k

Formats available: Kindle, epub, paperback

Cover Artist: Victoria Danann

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Blurb/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, least of all Glen.

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.

 

Author Bio:

If you’re looking for something new and different in PNR, you’ve come to the right place.Victoria120x180

 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.

 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.

 

 Author web links:  

WEBSITE: http://www.VictoriaDanann.com

BLOG: http://VictoriaDanann.me

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vdanann

TWITTER: @vdanann

 

Excerpt

CHAPTER 1

“‘Tis a good thing that Stormy and I are the bad asses that put the bad in Bad Company, else the two of us might be intimidated by unhappy wives standin’ over us with mean faces and hands on delectably curvy hips.”

“I concur,” added Storm.

“You can concur until the cows come home Sir Storm, but you are still NOT playing in the Jefferson Unit Annual Rugby Match.” Litha’s voice was loud enough to make the babies get quiet and listen.

“Yeah. What she said.” Elora couldn’t really see what more could be added.  

“We’re playin’.”

“We are.”

“You. Are. Retired!” Elora countered.

“Retired is no’ dead.”

And I’d like to add that we retired early. Lots of active duty hunters are older than we are and they’ll be playing. There’s never been a match that didn’t have B Team represented and there’s not going to be one this year either.”

Elora huffed. “Since they retired B Team as a commendation to you…”

And you,” Storm added.

“Thank you for the thought, but not really and I don’t think any of you would enjoy having me play. Stop trying to distract me. I’m in the middle of asking if you plan to still be repping for B Team when you’re ninety.”

The husbands looked at each other. They both sat on the sofa in Ram’s and Elora’s Jefferson Unit apartment with their arms crossed and looking like they had dug in to be stubborn.

“She might have a point,” Storm said to Ram.

“We’re no’ givin’ any points or any ground. With them ’tis always a slippery slope slidin’ toward capitulation.”

Storm looked at Elora. “We’re not ninety now. We’ll torch that bridge when we come to it. We’re not even nearing thirty. And we’re playing.”

“Aye. We are.”

Ram and Storm uncrossed their arms long enough to give each other a fist bump.

“Look,” Elora began, “you’re both young, strong, still in your prime and tough as they come.”

“We’re no’ fallin’ for the flattery approach.”

“I’m just saying that you’re also husbands and fathers with bones that can be broken and organs that can be ruptured.” Elora left out the part about how she also hated overhearing the female spectators objectifying her husband. She already knew that he was the stuff of nocturnal fantasy and didn’t need to have that driven home by listening to women talk about imagining him when they’re with somebody else. Ugh!

They were silent and resolute. Resolutely silent.

Litha whispered something in Elora’s ear and they withdrew to the bedroom, closing the door behind them.

“What do you think they’re doin’ in there?”

“I think they are saying that they will have better luck with a divide-and-conquer strategy.”

“Aye. ‘Tis my thought as well.”

“Pact?”

“Indeed.”

“Lust to dust.”

“Sperm to worm.”

“Womb to tomb.”

 

 

Elora whispered to Litha. “Quiet. Ram’s ears are amazing.”

“Then let’s duck out for a coffee. Or cocoa,” she corrected.

When Elora nodded, Litha closed her fingers around her fellow conspirator’s wrist and they popped into the lounge downstairs. The trip wasn’t far enough to disturb equilibrium. It was no worse than a fast elevator drop.

“It won’t hurt them to watch the babies for a little while.”

Elora chuckled. “Neat trick.”

They picked out two of the comfiest chairs, the ones that made sitting feel like a hug, and sat facing each other.

“Hmmm. Well, I’m thinking that we’re not going to get anywhere as long as they’re together. They’re feeding off of each other and ratcheting up the resolve. We need to interrupt that feed.”

“Brilliant. Let us have yummy drinks and then go to our separate bedrooms to see if we can’t get their arms uncrossed.”

Litha smiled knowingly and initiated a soft five.

 

“Does it strike you that they’re bein’ too quiet?”

“It’s your bedroom. You go check.”

Ram opened the door and said. “Great Paddy loves a fuck. They’re gone.”

“What?” Storm got up.

“Gone. G.O.N.E. As in your wife always brin’s an unknown factor to the mix. Great Paddy, I’m glad we were never assigned to hunt somebody like her.” Ram ran a hand through his hair and looked at Storm. “So. Guess who’s babysittin’?”

Gathering Storm is the fifth installment of the Black swan Series. There is a lot going on at the Jefferson Unit. The Z team, a team of misfits, is being transferred to Jefferson unit. Young Glen is filling the shoes of Sovereign Sol while he learns what it is to actually take a vacation. Ram and Elora are living at Jefferson Unit with baby Helm. As for Storm and Litha…well, you dear reader will have to find that out for yourself!

I believe I have mentioned in previous reviews that I love the fact that although B company are now retired these wonderful characters are still a central part to the story.  I have grown very fond of Elora, Ram, Storm, Baka and Kay I could not imagine a book without them there; Danann created some fascinating characters that any reader would be hesitant to let go of.  Danann also introduces fresh blood with a more formal introduction of Zed Company.  She gives just enough to pique the reader’s curiosity with the hopes of seeing their stories in the future.

Danann starts off Gathering Storm with fascination and curiosity which builds into a story of frenzied excitement making it a read that is hard to put down.  I won’t go into great detail about the story because I want to save the surprise for the readers, but believe me when I say you will not be disappointed and the characters we have grown to love are here in full force.  I thoroughly enjoy these books they are sexy, very exciting, but humorous moments makes them a really fun read.

Danann hits another one out of the park with Gathering Storm which in my opinion is a five star read.  If you are new to the series, this is a continuing story and I highly recommend you start the series from book one.  As luck would have it Danann has been generous and listed the first book My Familiar Stranger as a freebie!  After reading Gathering Storm I am chomping at the bit to read the next book, and I can only hope Black Swan will be a long running series!

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From Amazon.com

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, Sir Fennimore, and the trainees.

I would like to wish my friend and best reviewer Teresa a

Very Happy Birthday!

 

Here’s to another fabulous year and many more to come! Here’s a little vamp love to you on your special day! Enjoy!

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Journey coverJourney by Melissa Crowe – Cover Reveal

Title: Journey

Series: The Beast Within #3

Author: Melissa Crowe

Release Date: 29th Sept, 2013

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Synopsis:

Ian has been summoned by the Goddess Danu to the Otherworld, and Karina will not let him go without a fight.

With a Tutha De Danann that is unable to cross water getting from Australia to Ireland will make for an interesting journey.

Supernatural beings, sworn enemies and the full moon are only half of the risk as they try to cross three continents. Drug smuggling, guerrilla kidnapping and lycans on the prowl will hamper their travels.

Davarus, self-proclaimed King of the lycanthropes is building an army and on the move. Danger faces these forbidden lovers at every turn.

 Would you travel to the ends of the earth for the one you love?

 

Author Bio : Melissa CroweMelissa Crowe

I am from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. I have been a lover of Paranormal and strong powerful women all my life and now am lucky enough to put the two together and share it with the world. In 2009 I started writing and have not looked back.

 

Author Links: 

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Check out the other Novellas in The Beast Within series

 

The Beast Within #1: 

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Haunted #2:

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Here are the known upcoming releases by your favorite author’s for September 2013.
If we have missed a title, please leave comment with the title, release date, and author name.

Click on each book for more information and to purchase.

ANT: ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
A: ANGELS/GUARDIANS/GODS
AGT: AGENTS/SPY/SPECIAL OPS/FEDS
D: DRAGONS
DE: DEMONS
E: EROTICA
FE: FAE/FAERIES/ELVES
FY: FANTASY
GH: GHOSTS/SPIRITS
H: HISTORICAL
HL: HIGHLANDERS
HMR: HUMOR
MG: MAGIC
MY: MYSTERY
N: NOVELLA
OMN: OMNIBUS
PSY: PSYCHIC/ESP
RR: RE-RELEASE
SCI: SCI-FI
SH: SHIFTERS/WERE
SP: SteamPunk
UF: URBAN FANTASY
V: VAMPIRES
VK: VIKINGS
WH: WITCH/WARLOCK
WR: WARRIOR/BROTHERHOODS
YA: YOUNG ADULT
Z: ZOMBIES

 

September 1st-2nd
Some Like It Wicked
Lauren Hawkeye
WH, V
Her Alpha Protector
Gwen Knight
SH
Unleash the Curse: Imnada Brotherhood #1.5
Alexa Egan
SH
 

 

September 3rd
Styxx: Dark Hunter #23
Sherrilyn Kenyon
V, A, DE
Dark Lycan: Dark Carpathians #24
Christine Feehan
SH
The Art of Stealing Time: Traveller #2
Katie MacAlister
SCI, FY
The Angel Stone: Fairwick Chronicles #3
Juliet Dark
UF, WH, FE, DE
The Protected: FBI Psychics #4
Shiloh Walker
AGT, SCI
Releasing the Hunter
Vivi Anna
DE
How to Date A Dragon: Flirting with Fangs Trilogy #2
Ashlyn Chase
FY, SH
Soul Kissed: Shadow Kissed #2
Erin Kellison
FY, MG
 
Chimes at Midnight: October Daye #7
Seanan McGuire
UF, MG, FE
 
Vampires Need Not..Apply?: Accidentally Yours #4
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
V
 
Hunter’s Heart: Alpha Pack #4
J.D. Tyler
AGT, SH, GH
 
The Lost Wolf’s Destiny
Karen Whiddon
SH
 
Ritual Magic: World of the Lupi #10
Eileen Wilks
UF, MG, SH
     

 

September 10th-23rd
 
Fountain of Secrets: The Relic Seekers #2
Anita Clenney
UF
 
Antigoddess: Goddess War #1
Kendare Blake
A
 
Unchained: Nephilim Rising #1
J. Lynn, Jennifer Armentrout
A, DE
 
Blood Mate: Project Rebellion #2
Mina Carter
AGT, SH
 
Corroded: St Croix Chronicles #3
Karina Cooper
SCI, SP
     

 

September 24th-30th
 
Bound by Night: MoonBound Clan Vampire #1
Larissa Ione
V
 
One Lucky Vampire: Argeneau #19
Lynsay Sands
UF, V
 
Through the Zombie Glass: White Rabbit Chronicles #2
Gena Showalter
YA, Z
 
SEAL Wolf Christmas: Heart of the Wolf #12
Terry Spear
UF, SH
 
Autumn Whispers: Otherworld #14
Yasmine Galenorn
UF, AGT, FE, V, WH, MG
 
Chasing the Shadows: Nikki & Michael #3
Keri Arthur
UF, V, SCI
 
Celtic Moon: Celtic Wolves #1
Jan DeLima
UF, SH
 
Shadows Curse: Imnada Bortherhood #2
Alexa Egan
WR, SH
 
Soul of Fire: The Portals #2
Laura Anne Gilman
UF, FE
 
On Midnight Wings: The Maker’s Song #5
Adrian Phoenix
UF, V, A
The Volatile Amazon: Alliance of the Amazons #4
Sandy James
FY, MG
 
Here are the known upcoming releases by your favorite author’s for August 2013.
If we have missed a title, please leave comment with the title, release date, and author name.

Click on each book for more information and to purchase.

ANT: ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
A: ANGELS/GUARDIANS/GODS
AGT: AGENTS/SPY/SPECIAL OPS/FEDS
D: DRAGONS
DE: DEMONS
E: EROTICA
FE: FAE/FAERIES/ELVES
FY: FANTASY
GH: GHOSTS/SPIRITS
H: HISTORICAL
HL: HIGHLANDERS
HMR: HUMOR
MG: MAGIC
MY: MYSTERY
N: NOVELLA
OMN: OMNIBUS
PSY: PSYCHIC/ESP
RR: RE-RELEASE
SCI: SCI-FI
SH: SHIFTERS/WERE
SP: SteamPunk
UF: URBAN FANTASY
V: VAMPIRES
VK: VIKINGS
WH: WITCH/WARLOCK
WR: WARRIOR/BROTHERHOODS
YA: YOUNG ADULT
Z: ZOMBIES

 

August 1st-6th
 
Undead and Unsure: Undead #12
MaryJanice Davidson
UF, V
Possession: Greywalker #8
Kat Richardson
UF
Under A Spell: Underworld Detection Agency #5
Hannah Jayne
UF, WH, MG
 
Tall, Dark, and Vampire: Dead in the City #1
Sara Humphreys
UF, V

 

August 13th-15th
 Winds of Salem: Beauchamp Family #3
Melissa de la Cruz
YA, WH, MG
 Elysian Fields: Sentinels of New Orleans #3
Suzanne Johnson
UF, MG
 Steal the Light: Thieves #1
Lexi Blake
DE, SH, V
Vampire Seeker: Samantha Carter #1
Tim O’Rourke
V
 
Shadowed Threads: Rylee Adamson #4
Shannon Mayer
UF, SH
 
 
 

 

August 20th-23rd
 Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising: Salem Branch #2
Lara Parker
FY, V
Soul Broker
Tina Pollick
N, WH, MG
   

 

August  27th
 
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo: Love at Stake #14
Kerrelyn Sparks
UF, V, SH
 Cast in Sorrow: Chronicles of Elantra #9
Michelle Sagara
FY, SCI, WH
Twilight Hunter: Execution Underground #1
Kait Ballenger
SH
Burn With Me: Fireborne #1
R.G. Alexander
DE, MG, V
 Blood Bond: Anna Strong Chronicles #9
Jeanne C. Stein
UF, V
 Chosen: Alex Verus #4
Benedict Jacka
UF, MG
Heart of Venom: Elemental Assassin #9
Jennifer Estep
UF, V, MG, WH
Heavy Metal: Goddesses Rising #2
Natalie J Damschroder
FY, A
Immortally Ever After: Monster M*A*S*H #3
Angie Fox
UF, A
 
 
 

Black Heart is the first book in the Cursed Hearts series. First, I will start out by saying that R.L. Mathewson gives readers a glimpse into the history of writing this book. I’m so glad that she did, because it gives the readers a way to connect with the story on a whole other level. Black Heart was Mathewson’s first attempt at writing a novel. I am so glad that she got the manuscript out and breathed new life into this wonderful story.

As in her other books, she has a strong, alpha, leading man in Tristan. Of all the characters in her books I believe Tristan is probably the biggest hard-ass and the most tortured, having lived with a curse since he was born. Tristan has known Marty since childhood, and it is obvious the feelings he harbors for her. He thinks that he pushes her away for her own good, just like he keeps everyone else at arm’s length. Marty doesn’t understand what happened to the boy that she used to know, and she is really disappointed in herself that she is attracted to the jerk that took that boy’s place. Once again, Mathewson creates a strong female lead in Marty.

The style of writing in this novel is obviously Mathewson, her trademark humor definitely appears. In other ways the style is different, because I found this book to be just a little darker than the others. The premise of the book is also different from anything else we have seen from her so far, and I mean this in a good way. Mathewson is such a versatile writer, and I love this about her.

Black Heart is a love story with a paranormal twist Mathewson fans are sure to love, and it will bring new fans that have yet to discover this talented writer. With Tristan having several sexy brothers with stories that need to be told, I am happy to say we are in for several more Cursed Hearts novels!

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Available at Amazon.com

Publication Date: June 21, 2013

There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.

Authors note: This book is different from my other series. It deals with ghosts and soul mates. You may not enjoy this book if you don’t enjoy those subjects. Thank you, R.L.

Give-Me-Reason_cover1Title  GIVE ME REASON (Book 1)

Author ZOEY DERRICK

Series THE REASON SERIES

Genre PARANORMAL/ PARANORMAL ROMANCE / FANTASY

Cover PARAJUNKEE parajunkee.net

Publisher ZOEY DERRICK

Release Date SEPT 24TH, 2013

Blurb/Synopsis

*** This blurb is as of time of submission to set up a cover reveal tour – It is subject to change prior to reveal day. Anna will be provided with a final within the next 48 hours. ***

Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.

Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, “Mr. Suit” seems to be Vivienne’s opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse,  it’s difficult for her to accept Mikah’s help.

Will her body’s unexpected response to Mikah’s touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?

 

 

EXCERPT:

*** This excerpt is unedited or is subject to change at any time. ***

He’s looking down at me, making me feel small at five feet two inches. He has to be at least six feet tall. Broad shoulders. His suit today is gunmetal grey with blue or black pin striping—I can’t tell which. His shirt is a beautiful lavender color with a darker purple tie.

“How do you know I’m not an addict?” I ask, softly.

He smiles at me, warm, genuine. “Because, you’ve come to return the money I left you last night as a tip.” My jaw falls open.

“How”—I swallow hard—”did you know?”

His smile fades a little. “Because, why else would you come down here?”

I close my mouth and look down at the floor. His ability to read me is really scary.

“Since you haven’t eaten since last night, I’m going to take you to lunch.”

I feel my face flush bright red, both in anger and complete irritation. “That is not why I’m here. I’ve survived for my entire life fending for myself, I don’t need some rich hot shot business mogul buying me food.” I reach into the pocket of my bag and pull the folded up paper from it. I thrust it towards him. He refuses to take it. Tears of frustration trickle down my cheeks. “Damn it Mikah, take it.” I push it at him again and again he refuses. “I’m not a damn charity case. I don’t need your money or your food.”

The bell chimes. We’ve finally reached the skyway. As soon as the doors open, I drop the folded up paper with his money in it and bolt from the elevator, turning left, hoping and praying I can get away.

“Vivienne, stop.” I hear him say behind me. I keep going, walking quickly but not running. Yet. I’m trying hard to not make a scene.

But he doesn’t seem to care about that. He catches me quickly, spins me around. I grab hold of his arm to catch my balance so I don’t go sprawling onto the floor.

 

 

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