Sometimes the Unfamiliar can awaken a part of ourselves we never knew existed.

Clara has been held captive for two months.
Abducted, beaten and abused by the Domini Bellatorum, a group of henchmen working for a sadistic boss known only as ‘The Master’, Clara has endured more torture and suffering than the average person could barely begin to imagine; she lives in hope that one day she can escape the shackles of this hell and The Master for good.

With the aid of another broken captive Clara manages to break free from her confinement and is found hiding in the woods by a strange magical creature who chants in a language she doesn’t understand. After falling unconscious Clara finds herself in the back of a van in the care of a ruggedly handsome stranger named Colt.

The stirrings she has for this stranger both intrigue and scare her and she finds herself putting her trust in him and his family.

As their love for each other flourishes to unexpected heights, Colt opens up her world and awakens a part of her she never knew existed.

Terrifying nightmares haunt her dreams every time she closes her eyes. Why does she look so much like the woman she sees in them? Everything is not as it seems. Dark forces are at work; her own family are now in grave danger as the threat she thought was long gone returns with a vengeance. Clara and Colt attempt to stop this sadistic creature from claiming her life for his own once again.

In her new fantasy romance novel Unfamiliar Anna-Louise Dann spins an erotic and thrilling story of love, loss and survival as Colt and Clara find themselves caught in the horrific gaze of The Master.

Anna-Louise Dann is a talented author who has written a dark, terrifying, moving novel that will haunt you as well as entertain you. Unfamiliar is the incredible book written by Anna-Louise Dann, and it is her debut novel which is shocking to me because her incredibly well-developed story combined with her stellar writing gives the reader the impression that Dann has written hundreds of books! Unfamiliar is a stand out read that stands out for me amongst the genre of dark fantasy. If you are a reader, who loves fantasy as well as novels with themes that resemble the harsh realities of the real world then Unfamiliar is a book that should not be missed as it is sensational.

Unfamiliar follows the protagonist and star of the novel, Clara. Clara is a young woman who has sadly been held captive for two months and her time spent in captivity has not been a pleasant one. Clara has endured horrendous abuse such as being beaten and physically and emotionally abused, and the culprits of this despicable crime is a group known only as Domini Bellatorum; a nasty group of people who work for the evil and sadistic boss knows as The Master.

Clara has endured a terrible amount of abuse and torture, but she is a strong woman who refuses to let the evil leader and his henchmen break her; she plots and she plans for her escape from The Master, and she retains hope that this will one day happen soon and soon it does.

Soon Clara finds herself escaping from the hole she has been living in with the help of another captive, and she escaped into a mystical forest in which many unusual happenings are occurring. Soon the adrenaline wares and when it does Clara collapses to awake in the car of a man called Colt. Clara at first is scared, but she can’t help but feel warmth towards Colt and he her and soon she puts all her trust in him, and they fall blissfully in love. However dark forces are at large, and Clara is being tormented by her dreams which she can’t help but feel connected to; will Clara be able to find out who she truly is as well as save the ones she loves and escape The Master? Read the exceptional Unfamiliar to find out!

Unfamiliar is a truly shocking novel that resembles the real world. Abductions occur, and so does torture and abuse, and if you remove the fantasy element from Unfamiliar, this story could read like contemporary fiction. I admire Anna-Louise Dann for writing her novel in such a way, the poignant themes she has expertly laced throughout her book will enlighten as well as inspire readers to overcome horrific events and move on. This for me was the message of the novel but at the same time, Unfamiliar is still a fantasy read, and it is incredibly entertaining!

The themes of torture combined with love and finding out who you truly are are powerful themes that work perfectly in a novel… well, only if they are correctly blended together. Dann has managed to lace these topics perfectly throughout her book and ensure that her readers feel a host of different emotions. Her fast-paced, exciting, terrifying story will take the reader on an action-packed journey which will have readers reading into the early hours of the morning… I know I did!

Anna-Louise Dann’s flawless writing is beautiful, and her descriptive sentences of the beings we encounter as well as the surroundings were mesmerizing. I particularly loved the sentences that focused on Clara’s escape and her entry into the forest in which she meets a bizarre creature. These scenes, in particular, were perfect because I was able to imagine every perfect detail so that the scenes played out in my mind like a movie.

As I am a huge lover of dark fantasy, I have no choice but to award the brilliant Unfamiliar a stellar Five Stars! This compelling, poignant story is sensational and will inspire as well as entertain all those that read this book. The story will keep you reading all through the night thanks to the glorious amount of twists and turns so please book lovers, read this wonderful book and get lost in a magical world!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Unfamiliar; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

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Thank you so much Amiee-Ann, I am completely blown away by your review.
I am so pleased you liked my work, and I look forward to working with you on the next books in this series.
Thanks again
Anna-Louise

Thank you for your kind comment Anna-Louise! I am so pleased that you liked my review, your book is wonderful and I loved every moment of it! I am excited to work with you in the near future, thank you again Anna-Louise!

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