Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Viking Vampire Release Tour

My Viking Vampire
Sanctuary, Texas
Krystal Shannan

Series: Sanctuary, Texas, #1Genre: Paranormal RomanceRelease 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?

Excerpt #1 (heat level – warm)
My survival instincts said he wasn’t the only unattached male in the town who might choose to pursue me. Better him than someone worse, but that wasn’t a reason to lead him on. He deserved better than to be used. He’d been a gentleman, so far … and he was kind. Plus, telling him I wasn’t interested in him sexually would be an outright lie. I was a woman, and he’d awakened something that I thought had long ago been beaten out of me.
“I …” I opened my mouth, but choked on my words. Rubbing my sweaty palms on my pants again, I looked up into his perfectly blue eyes and relaxed. There were no cages in Erick’s house. That I could see. No chains on the walls. He didn’t even have bars over the windows.
He wasn’t Kevin.
Even with all my doubts, something deep down said it was okay to give it a shot. “I want to try,” slipped from between my lips. “Trust has cost me a lot in the past, though. I’m afraid.”
“I’m glad you are giving me a chance.” Erick stepped closer. Each movement was calculated and confident. He reached out and touched my cheek, then followed the line of my face down until he was cupping my chin. His fingertips brushed over my ears and slipped into the wet hair at the base of my neck.
A shiver flitted across the surface of my skin. Energy charged between his hand and my cheek. Even though my first instinct was to pull away, I somehow found the courage to look up and meet his gaze instead. 

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I am an avid Krystal Shannan fan who has read every book she has written thus far and I am yet to find one that I have not enjoyed and My Viking Vampire is no exception.  At first when I saw the title I thought the story would based on Vikings and that would take place in ancient Norway.  Considerably, I was in for a big surprise as there was only one Viking and the story took place in the future, 2096 to be precise. To top it off the setting was in Sanctuary Texas.  It is set in a time of riots and civil unrest for which the supernatural community has been blamed.  They are feared and hunted by humans.   This story was not just about vampires, it also speaks about a variety of other supernatural creatures. It is evident that the author has a fascination with all things magical.

My Viking Vampire is a story of love and acceptance.  It deals with the subject of spousal abuse and the devastating effects it causes on the victim.  It also highlights the process the victim goes through on the road to healing.

All the characters are fascinating, however my overall favourite is Bailey Ross.  Bailey is the female protagonist.  She has been through a lot at the hands of her ex-boyfriend Kevin.  She is strong and brave.  She demonstrated these characteristics when she made the decision to escape the abusive situation even if it meant that she had to be constantly on the run.  She is also not afraid to take chances, which is apparent when she resolved to take a total stranger’s offer to go to the Sanctuary.  This is a place where supernatural’s reside.  Her willingness to accept this offer would forever alter her life.

Erick, the vampire whose offer Bailey accepted has appointed himself as her protector. He realized that she was in danger when he noticed that she was being stalked by a Djinn.  He was determined to protect her at all cost. 

I loved the fact that Bailey was able to overcome the abuse and come to the relisation that not all men are the same.  Her ability to do this allowed her to be able to accept all that Erik had to offer her.
The story was told primarily from the Bailey’s POV, which was fine, but I was hoping for more from Erik.

The story pulls you in and will keep you riveted to the end. It’s different from the usual paranormal romance and fans of the genre would enjoy this unique view into the supernatural world.  This is a great start to the Sanctuary series and I can’t wait to see what next Ms. Shannan has in store for her fans.

Meet the Author:

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.

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! It means so much to hear from people who have read my other books and really liked MVV. It was step out of the norm for me, but I'm so glad I took the leap and can't wait to share the other stories I have planned for Sanctuary. XOXO

    1. You are welcome. Keep up the good work and continue to keep your fans entertained.

  2. Thank you for joining the MVV Tour!

  3. I love them both! Pls don't make me choose! ;)