Book Review: My Familiar Stranger by Victoria Danann

by | Feb 5, 2013 | KUWTR

My Familiar Stranger
The Order of the Black Swan Book One
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: 7th House
ISBN: 978-1-933320-49-6
ISBN: 978-1-933320-77-9
File Size: 853 KB
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Word Count: 111,268
Thirteen times on Amazon Best Seller List in Fantasy Romance.

A secret society, modern day knights, and vampires come together for a once in a lifetime adventure and a once in a lifetime opportunity proving that true love can find you in the strangest places, even far, far from home. Minutes ahead of inevitable assassination, Elora Laiken is forcibly transported to an alternate dimension similar, but not identical, to her own.
Of course a girl could suffer worse problems than having gorgeous suitors. Perhaps more importantly, in the midst of an epidemic of vampire related abductions, can she stay alive long enough to choose between an honor debt, true love, or the breathlessness of single-minded passion?

My Familiar Stranger is a full length, stand alone, Paranormal Romance novel that also sets up the foundation for the Black Swan series. It is loved by fans of paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and urban fantasy.

Erotic quotient: A few steamy scenes. No menage. No BDSM.


For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners for

Though works of fiction are a departure for me, I have had this series simmering on the back burner of her 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.

This series will include some of my actual experience in the paranormal with fictionalized anecdotes from my journals during the years when I was a practicing “metaphysician”, but most of the material is fantasy.

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My Familiar Stranger is a great start to the Order of the Black Swan series. Danann does an interesting job of creating and developing a wide variety of supernatural characters that you become invested in and route for. The romantic aspect between Elora and her suitors is slow building and keeps you guessing. I enjoyed this first installment of the Order of the Black Swan series ans highly recommend checking it out for yourself. 


♥♥♥♥ 4.5/5 Hearts: Really Great Read

You can read my review of the other books in the series:
My Familiar Stranger ~ Book One
The Witch’s Dream ~ Book Two
The Summoner’s Tale ~ Book Three

Read an interview with Victoria ~ HERE

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. TDM Wendy

    Yay mama! And without epidural… was that on purpose? I did that on purpose once and well . . . ouch. You'll read about in my book – husband chewing hot tamales in my ear, yelling at my mom, and stuff like that.


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