Review: My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan

 

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Synopsis: 


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? 

I was approached by The Book Machine to review books from certain authors. At first I was skeptical on how it would work out, but boy am I glad I tried it! My Viking Vampire is such an amazing read I couldn’t be happier that I choose this book to be my first review with this site. While the book is a paranormal romance, it is really so much more! 

My Viking Vampire sucked me right in and left me wanting nothing but more, more, more! This is the first book I’ve read by author Krystal Shannon, and let me tell you, I don’t know how I’ve ever gone this long without picking up one of her books/series. Her writing is fabulously creative and at times down right scandalous (in a really sexy way). She really knows how to capture a reader and give them everything they want and more! 

While this book is definitely a Paranormal Romance there is so much more to it. The female protagonist, Bailey Ross, is fighting to escape an awful past. She faces so many obstacles on her journey which leads her to Erick. As a victim of abuse she is sorely reminded of her past day in and day out, due to the scars that cover her body. She was tortured and held captive by man she trusted. As a reader I felt torn at first, thinking that it could go either way. When dealing with touchy subjects one either takes it too far, or skates right over the issue. My mother is a survivor of an abusive relationship, which is what initially led me to choose this book in the first place (I am always curious to see how authors portray this topic). Shannon really out did herself. She was nothing if not tasteful and brutally honest with Bailey’s story. Not for one second did I believe she skirted the issue. In fact she used the story as a way for Bailey to overcome her fears. She did a beautiful job writing what was a horrific tale to tell, and it felt very “real”. 

My Viking Vampire will satisfy all of your needs! There are a lot of different paranormal creatures throughout the book. Including vampires, werewolves, a siren, and a few sexy dragons. Not to mention a few others that were very exciting to read about. Romantically, this book was on fire! Bailey and Erick have one hell of a healthy sex life! Hot hot hot! The steam worthy level was at an 11 ladies! I urge you to pick up this book a.s.a.p.

I would recommend this book to all lovers of Paranormal Romance and readers looking for a little something different, trust me you won’t be disappointed!

5 Stars

Hunt by Rachel Vincent

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I have always been a fan of this series! Rachel Vincent is a breath of fresh air and her stories are magnificent! “Hunt” is everything a short storty should be and more! Action, adventure, strong back story, and a tough female protagonist. 

Abby Wade has been through a lot in the last four years, since we’ve last seen her in Stray. She is out camping with her fellow collegians when shit hits the fan, and she is tossed back to her troubled past. She races against the clock to stop her friends from meeting the same fate as she did so many years before. With the help of her new, not to mention sexy, alpha Jace, she has to hurry to figure out what’s going on in the woods and how to get get over her fears! I recommend this book to all paranormal romance readers!! It is an exellent read and kept me interested and on the edge of my seat until the end! ~5 stars~

Update: In the back of “Hunt” us readers discovered a new and exciting announcement!! Mrs. Vincent will be writing a New Adult Romance Series, a spin-off of the ever popular “Shifters” series!!! 

(hold for applause) 

That’s right ladies and gentleman a New Adult Romance series called Wildcats! It takes place in the Shifters world and our old friends will be there as well. This novel revolves around the two main characters Abby Wade (Faythe’s cousin from “Stray”) and Jace ( from Shifters series, who is now an Alpha). Abby is off at college and lives on Jace’s territory. The first chapter of the new Wildats Novel “Lion’s Share” is in the back of “Hunt”. So if you haven’t ran out to purchase it yet jump on the band wagon and get to it people!! Also, for those of you who have read “Hunt” in the Chick Kick Butt anthology, it has been changed up a little and there is more to the story (about 2000 words). So read it already and get ready for the excitment!