Hot Paranormal Romance in a Parallel World
This is one hot paranormal romance and better yet, it is just the start of a great new fantasy series. The way author Victoria Dannan twists historical elements make a big impression on the story but of course it is the fantasy that makes it the paranormal romance that it is. The story starts a little slow, but stay with it because it moves along quickly before you know it. I actually love that Dannan took the time to set up the rules for this world for us, because they are quite important as your move along into the story.
A Jolt of a Rescue
It all starts when Elora is rescued from what would have been certain death by being transported under duress to another dimension. She arrives there, bloodied and beaten and would have been killed as well in this new world if not for the intervention of Sir Storm of the Order of the Black Swan. She soon discovers that where she has landed is in the middle of a top-secret military base. It is the headquarters of a hundreds-year-old secret society of vampire hunters. No wonder they wanted to kill her when she appeared out of nowhere!
Before you know it Elora finds herself deep in a new world, with elves and others all sworn to protect the world from vampires. Her rescuers are knights, and she soon is swept up in their world, and a discovery that she may not be quite the human she thought she was. For as she begins to help her rescuers to rescue others, she finds abilities she never knew she had.
Which Paranormal Romance Do You Pick?
The paranormal romance triangle that emerges between Elora and two of the knights Sir Storm and the Elf Knight Ram gets heated as the story progresses. Ram may be a six foot tall elf, but his ability to court Elora goes astray and Storm, well he is a knight whose heart must be won. But the three know that no matter how much the sexual tension rises, their first order of business is to protect their world from the menace of vampires.
The knights, with Elora as part of their band, head into Manhattan to get to the bottom of a series of missing persons they are certain is connected with vampires. Soon Ram is left badly hurt and Elora is betrayed by one she thought she could trust. Naked, chained to a jail wall, she must find help before the hungry vampires find her for their next meal.
Beginning of a New Paranormal Romance Adventure
This has all the right elements, adventure, romance and plenty of action mixed in as well. The world has been well laid out, and Dannan takes the time to settle us in first. Some have complained that it slowed down the story at the start, but with a parallel world, it is important to stake out your parameters and she does it well.
If you like your adventure with a dash of paranormal romance, this is just the thing. It isn’t a pure paranormal romance story; the action and adventure drive the story too much for that. But for my money that is actually a plus. In addition, this is the start of a new series and we were introduced to some pretty interesting (and hot looking!) knights so far. Let’s hope that My Familiar Stranger is just the start of many titles to come that introduce all the knights to us.
And for those who like a bit of visual with your book review, the author has put together this great little video that gives you a bit of a tease about the book: