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My Familiar Stranger

Knights of Black Swan Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Gary Furlong
Series: Knights of Black Swan, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

I accidentally ended up in this dimension. I had nothing. I knew no one. I barely survived the journey but landed in the best possible place; an ancient society of vampire hunters with the medical means to put me back together. I can't go home, but I can use the extra-abilities I gained from slipping dimensions to work for Black Swan and try to keep my friends alive.

When it comes to love, I have options. The knight who saved my life is strength and honor personified. The sexy elf who thinks I'm his mate. And an incredibly attractive 600-year-old vampire. My name is Elora Laiken. This is my story.

Contains mature themes.

©2012 Victoria Danann (P)2018 Tantor

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A whole new world... buy this book!!

One of the FB Reader's groups I belong to recommended this book (whoever you are, thanks so very much). Victoria Danann is an awesome author and I'm in the process of trying to read/listen to every one of her books (several series, but especially Witches of Wimberly, & Sanctuary Motorcycle club set in Austin). But this book is the foundation for my love for the Black Swan world and all the related books which follow. One of Danann's talents, and something I really love in my books) is the appearance of characters from previous books in later related series. There are at least 12 books in this series, and probably about 3-5 off shoot books, all of which are worth a read or listen.

However, this book is just marvelous. Great characters, which are more fully developed in later books in the series, and minimal whining. The main character, Elora, is smart, strong, resilient (and beautiful)... a model for what many writers about women should strive for, vs some of the whiny weak characters in other series (grrrr). Elora is dumped into another world, one where knights risk their lives to kill vampires (bad ones) and it's populated with elves, humans, fae, werewolves, and a variety of other rare and unusual beings with the occasional demon and angel hanging around. A better adult version of a Potter type series. Some really terrific sex, and true love. This is her first entry into Audible, and I'm hoping eventually all of her books with be available. I love the Ram character's reader. Yummy. Buy this book.

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Read Only

I can only hope that if someone was narrating, this book wouldn't have been so slow. Painful to listen to, probably should have read it myself.

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bad narrator

the narrator sucks!!! he is so monotone. I couldn't follow the story because the narrator was so monotone.

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What an amazingly wonderful story

A definite repeat. I kept putting this story off on my wish list, thinking it was not going to keep my interest. But I was sooo wrong. I could not put it down. The characters were fantastic. The story line was so good. It is so worth listening or readind. I bought the audio book because when the narrative is good it make the book come to life. It was a little hard for me to like the narrator in the beginning, because he seemed too bland in reading, but the story was so, so good I got past it. Will definitely continue to the next in this series.

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Awesome

I Loved the sound of this guy's voice and the way he does the accents. Definitely have a great book near it is a must read

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A Series Worth Following

Victoria Danann is a very talented author. Her characters & dialog are well developed. The continuation of the series gives you something to look forward to as new story lines evolve.

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My Familiar Stranger

Great read erotic,funny,spellbounding its as if I knew the characters. Quite a likeable display.very captivating.

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  • 05-30-19

WOW

This book is phenomenal. I loved Ram and Alora romance and the ending was surely a surprise. Can't to start the next one.

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I liked it

interesting world building in a pnr. lots of interesting characters and some action in a believable setting. narration was really good too

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The story is great!

I love Victoria Danann’s Knights of the Black Swan.
I was so caught up in the book, I purchased it so I could continue the story on my drive to and from work. Mr. Furlong does a great job with the dialogue and dialects. His performance of Elora sounds sort of like a low-rent drag queen, though. Also, his reading of the story is somewhat “Shatner-esque.” Oddly...placed.....pauses and inFLECtions...that make the narrative...pace uneven and...someWHAT annoying. I also purchased the second book, but won’t look for the third on Audible.

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  • Annie A
  • 10-17-19

Brilliant

What a super start to the black swan series - can’t believe I found this book and gave it a chance. Had everything from action romance intrigue great characters etc. On to book 2- can’t wait. If you are a illona Andrews fab this is one for you!