Friday, September 30, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Vampire Vacation - A Novel of the VV Inn by C.J. Ellisson

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 that 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 that Vivian would kill to protect?

My Thoughts:

As the story opens, Viv and her hubby Rafe, who is human and she has a blood bond with, are getting ready for their guests to show up. Viv discovers a body, and now she and her hubby and their staff are on the hunt for a killer. Viv is a Manipulator, which means she is a vampire that has powers to make other believe AND see things that are not really there or happening, and she is the last one, but with these power's she must keep them a secret as Manipulator's are considered way to powerful to live. 

Viv's only has two things that are the most important things to her, her human hubby Rafe, and her resort which is located in Alaska, which I found a very cool place to have a resort, you don't find many resort's in Alaska in a vampire story, I found this very original.  So Viv uses her powers to help her guest have a wonderful time while staying at the resort, Viv can see what they want most, what they desire the most......sexually, she is true to her hubby Rafe this ability is only used for her guest's. 

I really enjoyed Vampire Vacation, although it's about Vampire's, they is a very diverse and mix of employees and guest, vampires and werewolves and humans and not to mention all the sex.  It has lots of sex almost boarding on Erotic but not quite.  It was a great mix, through in some mystery, some humor and a great who don-it, you've got your self a great book here.  It was nice and easy to read, but pay attention as there are some great twists and turns you won't want to miss out on.  I love to read anything paranormal, and this one had pretty much everything I love to read about, well throw in some sex, I did tell you about the sex right lol, and you got yourself a fantastic read. It grabs you right from the beginning and holds you right to the end of the novel.  I loved the cover art for the book, that caught my eye right away, It's beautiful. 

 I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out, I have the priviledge of being able to read and review it for C.J. Ellisson and i must say I am so excited to be doing so. I will have my review posted Oct 7.  I hope you will all get a chance to pick up your copy, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. Enjoy!!!!!!

C.J. has been very kind and is allowing me to offer 2 sets of ebooks Vampire Vacation AND  Vampire Hunt, how cool is that. So here's the rules, must be a follower for my blog AND must be a follower for C.J's blog as well here is the link so please leave a comment along with your email address so I can contact you if you've won.  Good Luck to you all !!!!!

Author Bio:

C.J. Ellisson writes erotica and urban fantasy. Her vampire series, The V V Inn, mixes a heavy dose of erotic elements with suspense, action, a little bit of mystery and some light humor. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze.

To learn more about C.J.'s books (where you can read half of the novels for free), please visit her website at


  1. hi Nattie! this book and the series piqued my interest. i like the idea of a vampire vacation resort and having the power of a Manipulator. thanks for introducing C.J. Ellisson to me. i have checked out her website as well & bookmarked it! c",)

  2. Hi C",
    You are most welcome, this was a fantastic book and Im glad you enjoyed the review, I would love to hear your thoughts when you have a chance to read it. :) I have the second review in a few days. :)

  3. C'' -- thank you! I hope you do decide to give the series a try.

    Nattie - Thanks for the review! I really appreciate the kind words and your opinion on the cover as I designed them both myself. You never know what will catch the eye of a reader and the purple cover for V V certainly has!

    You did a great job here on your blog and I'm grateful for your time and effort. If you'd like to do a giveaway of two sets of ebooks for your commenters, please just let me know. It was mentioned in the media kit, but I'm finding a lot of stops on the tour weren't aware of it.

    Oh - and if you have the time, could I beg you to repost your review at Goodreads and Amazon (and/or B&N)? I'm a newbie author and having a well written review like yours really stands out to readers shopping for a book.

  4. Hi C.J. you are most welcome, I'm so glad you like my review, I can't wait to post my second review. Oh wow that's awesome, very talented doing your own covers, I love them, very beautiful they drew me right in and of course the purple always catches my eye lol as you can see by my blog how much I love purple.

    Thank you so much for allowing me to give away 2 sets of books that is awesome, I was unaware I could as I did not receive the media kit. I will repost my reviews on goodreads and amazon as well. I also am sending you an email via goodreads.
    Nattie :)