Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan


Book Description

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?


My Review

Bailey Ross is on the run from her abusive ex. But he is an investigator for SECR Southeast Coast Republic and his job helps him find her even though she keeps moving to try and stay away from him. Right from the very beginning we find out that the supernatural species came out and stopped living in the shadows about 50 years ago. The supernaturals are known as Others now and some Republics have banned them from becoming citizens. Not everyone is welcoming the Others even though they've always been around. Things really changed for the worst after that and now women are often married off between the ages of 17 and 18 usually and those who aren't married are little more than prostitutes that live in brothels. 

Not only is Bailey on the run from her ex but she now has to contend with a Djinn, that's when Erick runs into her and helps her. Erick let's Bailey know that the Djinn is stalking her and she's in danger. He's going home and offers to take her with him to a place that the Djinn isn't welcome. She has no money, no family and no other choice so she accepts. 

They go to a place called Sanctuary and a lot of Others live there as well. I really liked how welcoming everyone was to Bailey and how easily she fit in with everyone. 

The town was interesting, it had a cafe, a clothing shop and a castle that was also a fetish club. All of these places were owned and run by Others who had really interesting powers. Because Bailey had been beaten and abused by her ex, she wanted nothing to do with the fetish club. I really liked how comfortable she felt with Erick, how safe he made her feel and how easily they just fell together so fast. She isn't used to trusting anyone and it took her some time to trust him but I can understand the yearning to feel safe and replace the horror she's lived with happy, safe feelings. 

Things are going really well and she and Erick are getting closer when they find themselves and the town in real danger. There's a huge twist in this story and I loved it because it really fit, things get wild and it's not hard to see how she was meant to be there all along. I loved the ending, it was everything I could have hoped for with this story and I'm looking forward to reading more of this series and getting to know these characters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

42 comments:

  1. I can never read viking books, they always annoy me. Like..it should be Erik...like ery unlikely to name a kid Thor (and it should be Tor) so no Thorson ;) lol

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    1. He's really old, from the viking era. But other than that fact, there's nothing viking about this book. lol

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  2. Sounds like one you really enjoyed indeed

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  3. I didn't know about this one but I like the sound of it! It looks quite great!

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  4. Five stars. That says a lot. The town definitely sounds interesting!

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    1. It really deserved it. It was so good.

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  5. Wow, neat set up on this one. Glad it was good. I've read and liked her books, before.

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    1. I'll be reading more from her now.

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  6. I was genuinely surprised by the 5 stars. I'm glad you liked it. The name didn't suggest much. :)

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    1. I loved this story. I love vampires and this town had that and more.

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  7. The backdrop and secondary characters does a lot to the story, I believe they bring the whole story together, makes it better. It's great that you had a lot of fun with this book, time well spent

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    1. Secondary characters really add to a story like this one.

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  8. I love twists in novels as well. You may like We were Liars. Cheers!

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  9. Impressive review with 5 outta 5 plus the guy with no shirt is back to work.

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  10. Wow, that twist sounds interesting!

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  11. The town sounds cool!

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    1. I want to live in this town. lol

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  12. This sounds like a really cool set up. I love that the twist at the end worked so well.

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  13. Must have been great if you gave it five stars! Wonderful review Mary and I'm so glad you loved this. :D

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    1. It was so good. I really did enjoy it.

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  14. Sounds great. I love a twist ending.

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  15. Endings with a twist are always the best to keep you on the edge of your seat. Glad you enjoyed it! Hugs...RO

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    1. I agree, I usually like twists.

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  16. What an intriguing sounding story!

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  17. Have you read J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series? If you like romance and vampires, I bet you'd love her books.

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    1. I've read some of them but I'm behind right now.

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  18. This sounds really good and I'm thinking that I might even have this one. The title sounds really familiar. I'm glad you really enjoyed this one.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  19. Sounds like a fun set-up with it being known supernaturals exists. That sounds nice how welcoming everyone was to Bailey in the sanctuary. Sounds like a good read!

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