Book Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

June 6, 2014 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. EllissonVampire Vacation by C. J. Ellisson
Series: The V.V. Inn
Published by RH Publishing on 2010
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 296
Source: Author
Goodreads
five-stars

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?

The Vampire Vacation is the first of three novels and two novellas that are based on the Vampire Inn which is located in a desolate and isolated region of Alaska.   It is a massive complex with a main hotel, cabins, hot tubs outside, the whole thing.  Oh and century old vampire blood in drinks.

Imagine walking into the foyer of this amazing hotel and being greeted by Vivian, your stunning host, the owner of the inn, and a vampire that exudes sex.  Not only that but right next to her is her handsome and completely human husband Rafe.  In this part of Alaska the nights are 20 hours long, which means as a vampire this is the best of both worlds, you have blood at the bar to drink, rooms to fulfill any sexual or bloody fantasy, and you get to play almost without having to rest.  What could go wrong?  Oh yeah there have been some murder’s, first of an individual who wasn’t even on the guest list.  The killer is someone from Vivian’s past, someone that should not be allive, let alone running around in the frigid northern reaches.

This book has all the juicy elements that make a really good book;  Strong character development, sexy vampires, whips and chains, hunky ware wolves, blood, death, cold weather, and hot sex.  Other than that I really like how C.J. has changed how I looked at vampires by the way that she updated the way they change, what happens after the change, heck if the Vampire actually dead or not.  Most stories and movies explain a vampire as the undead, similar to a zombie.  C.J. treats it has a disease as sorts, one that individuals are carriers of.  Vampires are carriers, however each vampire, seeth, and master have different “strains” which allows one vampire to know immediately if another vampire has snacked on a human.

There is blood, biting, some BDSM, and vanillaish sex so be warned if you are not okay with depictions of overtly sexual individuals and horny talk.  Sex is usually not my thing when it comes to books, but C.J. doesn’t write this as a romance, or lovey dovey, the sex is consensual, hot, and more importantly part of the book.  In fact there are a couple of scenes that the sex is needed to develop the story more.  I know that sounds wierd, but since I do not give spoilers I can not elaborate, but trust me that it is not misplaced.

I would be one of the first people to sign up if this hotel really existed, and although I am not a vampire, I think that there would be plenty of things for me to do there.  This book drew me in and never let me go, I am part of the V V inn, and look forward to the rest of this series.

This review has originally published on Fang Freakin Tastic Reviews.

five-stars

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