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The Witch's Dream (Knights of Black Swan #2)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,002 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Elora Laiken broke Storm's heart when she chose his best friend. Now the handsome knight wants nothing to do with love. When B Team arrives in Edinburgh, the afterglow of an elftale wedding ends abruptly when Katrina is kidnapped by a demon with a grudge. While Black Swan's best tracker frantically searches for Kay's fiance, Elora, Ram, and Baka are tasked with bringing in...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by 7th House (first published June 30th 2012)
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Victoria Danann
Jan 24, 2014 Victoria Danann rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of paranormal romance, general romance, chick lit, paranormal fantasy, and erotic fantasy
I wrote it so I might be biased. Since I rarely get an opportunity to give my opinion, I'm going to grab the chance.

Every book in this series - at least through the first seven - will pick up where the last ended. In that sense it's a true serial. I'm in the process of creating a saga, a single story told through a series of books over generations.

The way I see it, Book One, My familiar Stranger, drew the parameters of the world, introduced the main characters, and set up the story.

This second...more
"The Witch's Dream" is the 2nd book in Victoria Danann's Order of the Black Swan series...I would suggest reading "My Familiar Stranger" prior to reading "The Witch's Dream" to have a better understanding of the characters and storyline ....The second in the series continues and evolves with the same characters you grew to love and introduces you to new characters that only enhance the journey of Bad Company and will surely delight us in the next book....Ms. Danann's style captivates and brings...more
This series is getting better and better! I adored meeting all the new characters including Litha - another strong female. The Demon Deliverance is a never-ending source of amusement for me; I'd love to see he and Baka spend some time together, I can only imagine what a conversation between the two would be like!

I love that Storm got a chance to fight for something after the bittersweet ending of My Familiar Stranger; and it was neat seeing how young Storm was recruited into Black Swan.

One more...more
I really connected with My Familiar Stranger, so saying that another book is better is just hard for me to do! The Witch's Dream is fantastic, and I border on the edge of saying it was better than the first! You meet new characters, but she continues on with the story where it left off in the first book. Each character is made so in depth, you can almost see them! The preparation for the wedding was fantastic, I loved how it wasn't a traditional American wedding, but a hand fasting. And then a S...more
Kym Grosso
The Witch’s Dream is an excellent sequel to My Familiar Stranger in The Order of the Black Swan Series. It does not disappoint! This fascinating read begins with Ram and Elora’s wedding preparation; it was a treat to meet Ram’s family and learn more about the elves and their traditions. Of course, Storm, the best man, returns to join the wedding party and has difficulty learning to deal with his feelings and heartbreak over losing Elora to Ram as he is still in pain and angry.

A new addition to t...more
This book was a riveting seqeal.You must read A Familar Stanger 1st. Following Ram & Elora this book followed Litha into even more dimensions.
"I don't think you believed me when I said I could be entertaining. I'm going to prove it." It had been a long time since a woman had tried to tell Storm what to do. Undoubtedly this was the first time he had ever been both pleased and amused to obey. After a minute passed he smiled and reached for her. "Well, it's not that looking at you without cloth...more
Anna Salamatin
This second installment finds B Team along with elves, werewolf, berserkers, fae, demon,a witch among others at a beautiful Irish Castle for a handfasting while on their way to another assignment.
What should have been a good time for all quickly turns to what may become a diplomatic incident with the werewolves, and if that's not enough,there is a Demon abduction!
But,with all of this, Storm finds that just because he gave up on love....Love sure didn't give up on him.
I can't imagine anyone not a...more
Leslie Miner
I absolutely love the Order of the Black Swan series. Victoria Danann does such an amazing job with character development in Book 1 (My Familiar Stranger), you can't wait to dive into Book 2, The Witch's Dream, to watch their lives continue. The dialogue between the characters is so believable, you can see their facial expressions in your mind while they're talking. Victoria takes you to beautiful places, through heartache and soul-shaking love, and introduces new characters that will leave you...more
Michelle Stein
The Witches Dream is Fantastic! I love how the book starts off as if you never finished the first one, My Familiar Stranger :) Its nice to see more about the characters besides just being part of the B-Team.
I gotta say I was a little disappointed with how Storm treated Lilith in the begining. I wanted to knock some sense into him before he ruined his chance of finally being happy. Glad he decided to get his act together. There were other points in the book that I loved, as well, but I'd be spoi...more
I loved this book! I have grown so attached to the characters and can not wait to visit their world again and again! This book had a very nice pace that never felt rushed. It grabs you from the beginning and sweeps you along. Not as much action as the first book but still very enjoyable! I love that the characters are growing but still staying true to themselves. I look forward to many adventures with Elora and the rest of Bad Company.
Maggie Nolan
First, The Witch's Dream is the second book in the Order of the Black Swan if you haven't read My Familiar Stranger (book 1), read it first as it is also a great read! The Witch's Dream is a wonderful sequel to book 1. It picks up as Elora and Ram's wedding planning is in full swing. This book gives us much more depth into the lives of the members of B Team, and those who are important in their lives including Ram's family members, Kay's family, Katrina (Kay's fiance), and Baka, who...more
JoBeth Sexton
Victoria Danann has skillfully brought to life such realistic characters that you might expect to meet them on your next trip through the city. This book is so beautifully written that it creates striking visuals and rich emotions in the reader's imagination and leaves us breathless for more. Her well developed characters make us laugh, make us teary-eyed and excite us in the best possible way.
Speaking as someone who wouldn't have touched a romance novel of any kind before now, Victoria Danann c...more
Tifinie Henry
The Witch's Dream picks up shortly after My Familiar Stranger. In this book bad company travels to other countries and new adventures. Along the way we meet some new characters that are woven into the story line which adds to the adventures of the characters that we have grown to love. With the introduction of a witch and demon there is no telling where Ms Danann will take us. Ms Danann has cast a spell on me and hopefully all of her readers with The Witch's Dream. I can't wait to see what the n...more
Michelle Stein
The Witches Dream is Fantastic! I love how the book starts off as if you never finished the first one, My Familiar Stranger :) Its nice to see more about the characters besides just being part of the B-Team.
I gotta say I was a little disappointed with how Storm treated Lilith in the begining. I wanted to knock some sense into him before he ruined his chance of finally being happy. Glad he decided to get his act together. There were other points in the book that I loved, as well, but I'd be spoi...more
Laurel Johnson
Victoria Danann has done it again!! Witch's Dream picked up where My Familiar Stranger left off. We get to see B Team in a different enviroment that is so much fun watch. The handfasting, Storm's reaction to finding love, the incubus and problems he creates are just a tip of what happens in this book. You will love this on going saga Order of the Black Swan.
Tabitha Schneider
This is a great book, though I would definitely recommend reading "Familiar Stranger" before your dive into Witch's Dream. I love the way she continued the story line and got deeper into the lives of other characters. Awesome book and will definitely be looking for more on this series and other books by this author. :)
While it's more of love story than book 1, it still has enough fantasy and conflict to be a great paranormal read.
Liz Cabrejos
I was quite excited when the author asked if I would be interested in receiving an ARC of book two in the Black Swans series. Having loved book one, of-course I said yes. She did not disappoint. I thought book two was a little slow in the beginning, not giving me as much of a fix of the characters I have grown to love. However slow it might've been in the beginning, she made up completely with the rest of the storyline. We're again brought into the beautiful love and romance of Elora & Ram....more
An epic adventure you will read over and over again!
Libby Harper
I LOVE that Victoria does not prescribe to tired stereotypes when creating storylines and developing characters! I LOVE that the female lead characters are SO strong of mind, body and power, without emasculating the sexy-as-Hell male leads!!!

Again, my husband enjoyed me reading this book, (like Black Swan 1) because I laugh out loud the entire time I'm reading!! LOL

I spent the beginning of the book saying, "Storm, you're an idiot!!!" It was MORE than satisfying when he realized it himself... I w...more
Tracey Murphy
I received this from the author as an ARC....thank you very much Victoria!

Well we continue with the B company right where we left off after The order of the Black Swan 1. I am so glad we did because I love all the characters in this series. The first book had a love triangle (which I normally hate) but it was appropriate for the story. This one has the aftermath of that decision and no love triangle. Just a tight knit group of people trying to work through their issues and emotions.

One of my fa...more
Dee Bowerman
An absoluetly awesome 2nd book in this series. It picks up right where My Familiar leaves off with Elora and Ram's wedding.Storm is happy for his teammates but extremely sad for himself.When Kay's fiance is kidnapped by an incubus demon(a very sexy bent on revenge demon)Storm must help the lovable witch Litha try to find them. Victoria you have done it again. the story flows so smoothly and is completely captivating!
Laura Wolf
I found that this book was like the first kinda hard to read the 1st two chapters.... But by chapter 3 you're hooked and digging in. The characters are so lifelike and endearing that they drag you right into their worlds and adventures. I am anxiously awaiting book 3!!! Love the series!!!
Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks) Ireland
Apr 15, 2013 Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks) Ireland rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy
The Witch's Dream is an Adult Paranormal Romance and a Paranormal Fantasy. In short, Victoria said this book is 'for lovers'. Well that alone caught my attention and had me very excited to read it. Like the Goodreads description said, there is a witch, a demon, a psychic, a berserker(yes, I know, I was unsure what that was before too), an ex-vampire, modern day knights, heroes, werewolves, elves, fae... you pretty much name it in the Paranormal realm and you will find it in The Witch's Dream. Oh...more
This also reviews MY FAMILIAR STRANGER (Order of the Black Swan, #1)
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These books are like crack for readers. I was hooked after reading the first book in this series and immediately began the second. To put it mildly I was swept off my feet. Everything from the world-building to the sex was excellent.

The world is a very complex, quantum multi-verse, very intricate and well thought out. I don’t know if Victoria built everything up before hand or...more
Between the Bind
4.5 Stars from Between the Bind.

The Witch's Dream begins right where My Familiar Stranger left off. Elora and Ram are planning their wedding and all of B company is coming to join them in Ireland for the big day. Storm is still healing from his broken heart and trying to make amends with Elora and Ram, Kay and Katrina are brought into the main storyline a bit more, Baka is out womanizing (surprise!) and Lithia, the sexy green eyed witch, is the perfect distraction within the chaos.

I would say th...more
Wow, Danann does it again. The lady knows how to weave quite the story. Filled with magick, love, and jealousy The Witch's Dream is a sweet and sexy good time :)

Picking up shortly after My Familiar stranger we get to dive right back into the world of the B Team. Ram and Elora are still going strong. We get an introduction to Kay's fiance and hilarious sisters. And thankfully Storm gets a love interest introduced. Poor guy had his heart broken when Elora chose Ram above him, so watching him strug...more
Ellen Sandberg
This story continues from the events of the first book. It is best to read the books in order to see how the story and characters grow and develop. Believe me, you don't want to miss anything in this series.

In The Witch's Dream, we are introduces to Litha. She is part witch and part something else. She sees Storm from and distance and falls hard for him. Is it love at first sight? Well, maybe not at first sight because he has been coming to her in dreams and their paths have crossed in other way...more
The Witch’s Dream is the second book in Victoria Danann’s The Order of the Black Swan series. This was an awesome follow-up to My Familiar Stranger. I think this book was done the way a lot of other follow-ups should be done. It takes place right after the first book. Its like the story didn’t have any kind of pause. This story does focus more on Storm and his HEA with Litha. Storm’s heartache over Elora and Ram’s handfasting soon ebbs after meeting Litha. I loved Litha’s character. She was very...more
Oct 12, 2012 Janice rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance & paranormal readers
Recommended to Janice by: Victoria Danann
Shelves: finished
I could very easily sit down and read it all night but I am Loving it & really enjoying the characters & their interactions. So i am re-reading again. The story lines fresh & fun. The author is descriptive enough to paint a wonderful scene without ever making it boring. I fell in love with the characters in the first book My Familiar Stranger . They grew , argued & fought & loved , making me laugh & cry & want to kick some serious butt with them as much as tear off s...more
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My early work (eight-years-old) would be called fan fiction today. I began by writing my version of Bobbsey Twins novels on legal pads that my dad brought home from the office. As an only child - in the days before children became little electronic receivers - there was often not much to do other than seek amusement in my own head.

Childhood fantasies involved being the only girl (for some odd rea...more
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