ARC Reviews


My Viking Vampire.( Sanctuary , Texas #1) by Krystal Shannan. Paranormal Romance. My ARC Review.

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?

The world in this story is a very different place. Humans found out about the "Others" . It caused riots and a major break down in the government,  especially in America , which is no longer United.  Some states are more friendly to humans and some to Others. 
Bailey Ross is human and desperately trying to hide from her vicious ex boyfriend (also human) who is more monstrous than any Other could possibly be. Bailey decides that going to the mainly Other state of Texas will be the safest place to hide.
Erick Thorson is a vampire,  and when he rescues Bailey from a Dijnn in the bus station,  he knows he must keep her safe.
An all action paranormal romance,  with lots of danger and laughs. The whole town of Sanctuary is magical.  The characters are so much fun. I want to live there. Even the clothes are special.  Great fun.  I can't wait for the next book.

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.



  1. Great review - I would love to get my hand on some of those clothes! I just loved this book - and the next ones are even better! Krystal Shannan has created such an awesome world for this series!

    1. Yes me to. Being a curvy girl ,to have clothes that changed the fit would be great.

    2. Yes me to. Being a curvy girl ,to have clothes that changed the fit would be great.


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