Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

Posted January 16, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. EllissonVampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson
Series: The V V Inn #1
Published by RedHot Publishing on October 10th 2010
Genres: Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.

Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.

Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

Warning: This story contains some explicit sex scenes and is not intended for readers under 18.

I first saw Vampire Vacation on another blog that was reviewing it and it sounds fun and a fun cover. Then I saw it again as free Nook read from Barnes and Noble and decided to get it. After seeing and getting a notice from Bewitching Book Tours that they were hosting a tour for the author I decided to sign up and finally read it. I was glad I did.

The concept of a Vampire Inn where vampires can get away and vacation in Alaska is something new. VV has some much going on, there is a touch of erotica with some pretty hot sex scenes between Viv and Rafe. As well as some teasing scenes with some of the other characters. Then you have the paranormal aspect and a mystery to be solved.

I really enjoyed reading VV by Ellisson but I can’t quite give it 4 stars because I just felt like something was missing but I can’t put my finger on it. But I cannot wait to start book 2, The Hunt. Maybe I’ll find what was missing in book 1.

If you are in the mood for a fun and sexy mystery with vampires and a hot werewolf give Vampire Vacation to try.

About C.J. Ellisson

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze.

Unlike most full-time authors, she’s also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

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5 responses to “Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

  1. Thanks so much for your time in reading and posting a review of my book! I really appreciate it and I’m glad to see you enjoyed it, even if you didn’t love it. In all honesty, I like the second book better, but hey, I’m a little biased. 😉

    If any of you who commented would like a free copy of V V or the second book, The Hunt, please stop by the Red Hot Readers page on FB. All my books are in a huge giveaway over there with a bunch of other authors as well. Tons of free ebooks up for grabs:

    Wishing you all a great weekend, and thanks again for your time on the review!

  2. it sounds like a nice book! You”re right the cover is fun. I’m curious about this one now. I hope you’ll like the second as much as this one.