Review of My Viking Vampire (Sanctuary, Texas Book 1) by Krystal Shannan


She’ll fight them to the end…

…Or die trying.

With enemies closing in on her, Bailey Ross has nowhere to run–except into the arms of a sexy stranger, who promises to keep her safe.

But the irresistible and mysterious vampire, Erick Thorson might be a little more than she bargained for. As they begin to grow closer and their chemistry ignites, they realize that their lives are more in jeopardy than ever before. Can Erick live up to his promise of sanctuary in a world of danger and doom?

“Wonderfully imaginative. Vampires have never been so sexy or dangerous.” ~Liliana Hart, NYT Bestselling Author of the Rena Drake Series


My Review:

From the Bestselling Author Krystal Shannan comes My Viking Vampire (Sanctuary, Texas Book 1). This book had me captivated from the very beginning when Bailey Ross is running for her life from a sadistic man intent on caging, torturing and humiliating her once again. She barely made it out alive once and will die before returning. Set in the future, the prologue helps us catch up to what’s happened in the world after the supernaturals publicly came out. The world as we know it has drastically changed and in some ways regressed. Women are married off at the ripe age of 18 and those who aren’t are considered whores. If not careful, they end up being sold as slaves and most join a brothel to keep them safe. Bailey catches the notice of a Djinn while on the run and is saved by Erick, the Viking Vampire. The authors voice is incredibly unique, the storyline clutching you right from the beginning and doesn’t let go. I cannot wait to read the next installment! *Verified Purchase at*


Interview With The Author:

Q – So, what makes the Sanctuary Texas series special?

A – A lot of different reasons. Mostly I wanted to create something that mirrored the kind of books I like to read. My top picks are usually paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Any of the shifter and supernatural best sellers out there of course, get my vote, and anything that has strong heroes, heroines, unique worlds, dangerous and fast-paced action-filled plots.

The Sanctuary Texas books are a great mix of all my favorite things. You’ll find the series based in a small town in Texas (my home state) and it has a mixture of vampires, shifters of all different kinds, and some paranormal creatures you might never have heard of before, plus incorporating psychological thrills that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster, suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat, and scorching hot romance to curl your toes. It also keeps with my theme of “meant to be” fated mates in each and every individual novel.

Overall, the Sanctuary Texas series is designed to keep you turning the pages and pull you completely into the world of SANCTUARY and its citizens.

Q – What order should I read the books in?

A – While I’ve written the series so you can read the books in any order to enjoy each couple’s “Happily Ever After”, I’d suggest the following sequence to really capture the build of the larger series journey:

– My Viking Vampire

– My Dragon Masters

– My Eternal Soldier

– My Warrior Wolves (coming Jan 2016)

Q – So, why should readers give these books a try?

A – Because the Sanctuary Texas series is a sexy, thrilling ride that won’t let you go! Each of the books has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Vampire Romance and Paranormal Romance.

Reviewers are saying—

“I couldn’t put it down, action packed and sexy!” “Sexy Paranormal Vampire Romance”

“steamy love scenes, danger, friendship, magic, vampires, werewolves, adorable pixies and more!”

“There is a little bit of everything in this book, different paranormal beings, humans, danger, mystery, people finding love, and yes steamy sex.”

“Great paranormal romance!” “Erick is an alpha male Vamp ready to protect and give his all!”

“Vampire Texas style!” “I am eagerly waiting for what comes next!”


About The Author:

Krystal Shannan

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 in 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 enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. Her favorite book is ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. But really, if it has a ‘Happily Ever After’, she’s on board!

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

Bio and photo from Goodreads.

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Krystal Shannan, also known as Emma Roman, lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, daughter, and a pack of rescue Basset Hounds. She is an advocate for autism awareness and shares the experiences and adventures she’s been through with her daughter whenever she can.

Needless to say, life is never boring when you have an elementary-aged special needs child and half a dozen 4-legged friends roaming the house. They keep her and her husband busy, smiling, and laughing.

Krystal writes magick and Emma doesn’t. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a story filled with adventure, passion, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud. Welcome home!

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