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My Viking Vampire

(Sanctuary, Texas #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  3,493 ratings  ·  480 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition of ASIN B00MR4DKGS.

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.
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published August 25th 2014 by KS Publishing (first published 2014)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Krystal Shannan:

My Viking Vampire is book one in the Sanctuary, Texas series by Krystal Shannan.

Sanctuary, Texas:

It is August of the year 2096. It’s been fifty years since the discovery of “the others.” Since the world learned of the existence of supernatural beings. This knowledge sparked riots and the fall of the world as we knew it. There were only four states that opened their doors to the others, Texas being one of them. That is where Bailey Ross is currently living, in Fort Worth. But her time is up and she has to move o
I'm being generous here, because really, what did I expect?
Vampire-smut was my big expectation, and it delivered tons of smut. And, there was a hunky male vampire who apparently falls in love at first sight and is filthy rich. So, you know, I guess he's swoon-worthy. But, truly? Here's the set-up:

She's having a terrible day. So bad that she is literally covered in sewage, and completely disgusting. She's homeless, dirty, and afraid of her own shadow. Then, this gorgeous vampire shows up, pays f
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Good story but odd

Overall I liked the storyline which is about a girl running away from her abusive ex in the near future where Supernatural beings or “Others” have been outed to the public. A Djinn starts following her and they are bad news so this Vampire helps her out and it turns out he was searching for her to bring to his town so Supernaturals called Sanctuary because an Oracle has seen her in a vision.

There is a whole story about this town and why the “sisters” who are all Seers or Oracle

I first saw this book when a friend reviewed it and since it was free at the time on Amazon, I thought I'd give it a try. Thank God I did. This is an amazing story and I'm glad I read it.

People these days were afraid if they held out a hand, it’d get bitten off. And most of the time, it did.
Single women in this day and age were hunted like big game. Women my age were targets for slavers, whorehouses, labor camps, baby factories. The cruelty of the world knew no bounds. I could only dream of
An Unexpected great find. Why do I say that ? This was a free offering and usually the free books are rough and seldom lead to anything better. Yeh, How negative of me, but it has proven true. Okay moving on, this book broke that pattern.
The story was well developed, with believable backstories and characters I want to know better. vampires, werewolves, djinns, dragons and so much more, living in a town together. There was never a dull moment, it stayed steady. Why only 3 stars ? Don't laugh, t
My Viking Vampire was engaging and easy to read paranormal romance set in a dystopian world and peppered with intriguing paranormal creatures from myth and legend as well as interesting side characters. There's also a hint of world-building (and I hope the author explores this intriguing world in the next book), but the best part is that My Viking Vampire is free on Kindle! ...more
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This book features a whole host of paranormal beings, but focuses on vampire Erick and human Bailey. The parade of other characters feels a little like set-ups for future books. There are chases and battles and hot times in bed. Unfortunately, the world-building is lacking, which is too bad because the taste I got of Sanctuary was good but felt incomplete except for a few locales. The division of humans and Others also felt intriguing but vague. Maybe there will be more in future books, but I'm ...more
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I'll be honest this book had me with the title, something had to be seriously wrong for me not to love this book.
It's set in 2096 and the world is a very different place, fifty years earlier humans became aware of supernatural beings 'the Others' and chaos broke out, riots and a collapse of the world as we know it, lots of people said Europe hadn’t changed as much, but America had become a closed country. International flights had been banned since 2050 and in 2052, the Mexican and Canadian bord
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
I am so excited about this new series! Krystal Shannan has a way with paranormal romance, as demonstrated in her other series, including the shape-shifting world of The Vegas Mates. My Viking Vampire offers up an enticing new cast of supernatural creatures, including vampires, pixies, djinn, and more!

The enchanting world imagined by the author is brought to life with colorful descriptives, and plenty of steamy romance! And as we've come to expect from the author, clever quips are interwoven thr
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it
3 1/2 All for Erick Stars!!

Well, I enjoyed this story but I didn't love it like I wanted to. It was missing some detail that I would have loved to read and also some information I'd love to know. But the bones of the story was very good. I LOVED Erick and I liked Bailey too. Poor girl needed a Sanctuary. I'm very interested in Miles and Eli. They both seem very interesting to me and it sounds like their story will be HOT. So when I think I'm in the mood for a BDSM menege *clears throat* I'll be
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stars: 4

Overall: Bailey is running from an abusive ex and the year is 2056 and the world has been plunged into the Dark Ages. Women that have no home or family are usually stolen and taken to become slaves or whores and Bailey has been able to avoid that for 4 years. One day when she goes back to her apartment to pack she finds it in shambles and only grabs what she sees isn't destroyed. She heads to the bus station because she feels that she will be safe there, but she isn't because she has som
Jeannie Platt
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a new series by Krystal Shannan, it has more of an erotic paranormal romance sense then her other books. I have to say that I truly enjoyed it and thought that it was her best book to date. There is a little bit of everything in this book, different paranormal beings, humans, danger, mystery, people finding love, and yes steamy sex.

Bailey( Human) lives in a divided futuristic united states where supernatural beings are discriminated against and humans are taught to fear them. Bailey is t
Oct 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Eva Millien
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not only is her abusive ex closing in on her, Bailey is now being stalked by an even worse enemy…a djinn. When sexy vampire Erick Thorson, offers protection, Bailey does something she swore she’d never do again… trust a man. Will Erick and Sanctuary be the home she longs for or will she have to die to find out in this enthralling paranormal romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot thrills readers from the very beginning with suspense, action, drama, romance and a fascinating new world. Th
Julia (ten_thousand_books)
"He was singing me a lullaby."

4 stars. :)
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars.. Eric’s accent was annoying. Shentel? Who says that? Lol other than that it had a good story behind it. I liked it. Not love but liked.. but I will go to the next book in this series. It’s about the sexy dragon. I just hope his accent is not as annoying as the narrator made Eric sound.
After Vegas Mates I decided to move forward to My Viking Vampire, the first book from the Sanctuary Texas series.

Bailey was on the run for the past years from her ex abusive boyfriend. When her apartment was flooded she had no place to go to add to her miseries she was hunted by a Djinn.
Erik was a 1000 years old vampire and a protector in Sanctuary, Texas. He was drawn and attracted to Bailey.

Krystal Shannan did an amaizing job creating a story with supernaturals in the future. Vampires, werewol

Shannan's writing is technically proficient but her story is a total mess. My Viking Vampire takes place over roughly a week, during which time the heroine loses her apartment, goes on the run, is stalked by a djinn, rescued by and fucks numerous times the titular vampire, falls in and declares her love (This is mainly on day 1-2. Talk about ginormous instalove.), is nearly raped, is declared to have been forseen and to be a crucial part of a major prophecy, nearly dies, is
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful & Magical

This story takes us to the future, a future filled with all the hate and bigotry of the past. But this time it is directed towards the supernatural community and those that are not wealthy.. And so we are introduced to Bailey, she is on the run from an abusive ex and is thrust into the arms of a vampire is she worse off?

Eric is a vampire that descends from Vikings, yes he is that old and he is a gentleman above all. He realizes that she is being stalked by another evil supern
Ari Reavis
This as a surprisingly good read. It started off interesting and went from there. The love was wayyyyyy to quick for me. Erick wanting to protect Bailey was understandable, but she was pledging her undying love for him by night 2. I was glad to see her abusive ex get what was coming to him and for Bailey to become powerful and defend herself. Good amount of action and I liked the sexy time.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
What an excellent paranormal, romantic, sensual book. This was a really interesting book that tested the limits of one woman in almost every way possible.

Always on the run, with no luck on her side in quite a long time. Bailey finds herself once again on the run, from more than one pursuers. With no place to go, no money, starving, exhausted, and soaking wet from running in the rain. She goes to the bus station, and that is when she meets Eric.

Bailey is a very strong woman, with a will to live,
Cora Pop
3.5 stars

I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it is extremely readable, a page-turner. The narrative voice is very good, everything flows well, the main character, Bailey, is well defined. The future world it describes and the idea behind Sanctuary are also quite interesting. It’s true that relationships form a bit too suddenly, but they are somewhat explained later on.

“At first glance, she was just a petite woman pitching a fit. A closer look showed the luminescent swirls of colo
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
'I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.'

Bailey Ross is on the run from her crazy ex. She knows that if he finds her he is going to kill her. She has been running for a while now and he always finds her. Not only does she have him after her but she has caught the attention of a Djinn. They enjoy the pain and suffering of others and if he gets her she's dead for sure. So she decides to hide in plain site where there are crowds. At lea
iliana G
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
i was given this book by the author for an honest review

i got to say that i had Krystal Shannan in my TBR list for a very long time and now with this book i got the chance to finally read her work and i am so damn glad i did it!

KRystal is introducing as into a new,intesting,refreshing and hot as hell new world.

It refreshing to read something new and Krystal is giving that exactly this...a new refreshing story with all the supernatural we can have and an amazing world building.

I loved the book an
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books by Krystal to date. I love everything I've read by her so far but I really liked this one.

Bailey a human has been on the run from a crazy ex for awhile. She keeps running and he keeps finding her! Talk about exhausting! We start into this book with Bailey being chased by a Djinn (not the nicest paranormal being out there). Another paranormal being Erick (Vampire) literally comes to her rescue and buys her a bust ticket to go with him to Sanctuary (all Others) an
T.M. Payne
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book: My Viking Vampire
Author: Krystal Shannan
Publication Date:8/25/2014
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


New to me author.

What a great book. This is a paranormal lovers dream book. It gives us so many Other worldly beings all in one place.

This book is in the future and some states now allow others to coexist peacefully.
Bailey Ross is running from an abusive ex and ends up in a bus station smelling horrible and hungry. Enter one Djinn named Marcus who is wa
Roxie's Reviews
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Saved by a sexy Vampire!"
If you are a vampire lover then you will love this book!. The characters are so out standing you will wish Vampires were real lol. The story line is so compelling and amazing!. Bailey is on the run from an abusive ex.boyfriend. Then she gets a Djinn after her while heading to a bus stop. While at the bus stop a sexy Vampire comes to her rescue from the Djinn. Erick is the protector of a little town called Sanctuary. He offers to take Bailey there and tells her she will
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This story about Bailey a young lady running from an abusive ex while being hunted by an Other. She is saved by a Erich, a vampire. Bailey has trust issues, can she accept help from strangers? Do they have an ulterior motive? If so, can they still be safer than being caught by her ex? The story is interesting and draws you in. I would have liked for it to be longer, because I feel more details were needed. I am not sure if this was done to make me look forward to the next book in the series, but ...more
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodread-2016, pnr
I'm still surprise how good this book was.
it wasn't like the others book. And it got paranormal, future and a whole lot of history.
sur the bsdm part was in this book wanting to help her out from her experiences. I found that part more like a coincidence.
Not the castle, its serve for a goal. why that being told, the last chapter wasn't it for me, was it necessary? not for me.

back to the book, I was surprised and I didn't expect any of that to happen since I read what the Oracle said.

now I ju
Dec 03, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibooks
This book, whilst I finished it (hence a 2 star rating vs a 1 star rating) was… a bit much. We follow Bailey, a human in a world that also contains ‘Others’. Others involve the typical supernatural creatures like Erick, a vampire, among werewolves, djinn and sirens.
My Viking Vampire contained very little plot, and lots of sex scenes that original between our MC (a girl who has been physically and emotionally tortured and should/does have a strong fear and hatred of men, and a vampire who says h
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Krystal Shannan 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 you are homeschooling and half a dozen 4-legged friends

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