Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Release Tour, Review & Giveaway - My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan

My Viking Vampire
by Krystal Shannan
Series: Sanctuary, Texas, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2014

Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn't ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?

This was such a great read. It was very different from most of the other PNR stories I have read and I really enjoyed the world that Krystal Shannan has created for this new series – Sanctuary, Texas. Set in the future, times are very dark for the supernatural community. They have been blamed for the civil unrest, riots, and basically every bad thing that had happened once it was discovered that there were “others” that walked among us. The government has taken control of things, which has created a society of little knowledge and little resources, so everyone is suffering and just trying to get by.

I loved how I was able to learn about this new world through Bailey’s eyes. The bleakness and desperation that Bailey felt about her existence and her situation were written so well, it was so easy to feel along with her as she tried to escape her past. I loved what a fighter she was. It would have been so easy for her to give up and give in, but she refused to let her circumstances control her destiny.

Sanctuary was such an interesting community filled with lots of secrets and different paranormal beings – many who would not choose to live together, but have been forced to since they have been targeted by the government. It was fun watching all the different relationships between the residents and seeing them all interact. When Erick claims Bailey – a human – not everyone is thrilled about this. Of course there are many other forces at work and things aren't always as they seem, so Erick and Bailey’s relationship may either bring trouble or salvation to the town - or perhaps a bit of both.

There were lots of steamy times, and one of the features of the town is a BDSM Castle that is an integral part of the town. Of course in a town like this, Bailey’s issues from her past surface, and she and Erick are faced with trying to overcome her fears if they are going to have a future together.

I really enjoyed this introduction to Sanctuary, Texas and can’t wait to learn more about some of the other residents. This was a fun read that was well written and entertaining and a definite must read!

I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive.

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies.

She is guilty of indulging and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out! She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies.

She writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. But, for those looking for a magical ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting and for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Bailey's story! XOXO


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