Guest Review: Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson

Vampire Vacation

By: C.J. Ellisson
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 296
Publisher: RH Publishing
Published on: 2010
Guest Review: Vampire Vacation 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 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?


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Andi’s Review!


Hello All, it is I, Andi, and I am back to review another book.  This one is one of the best books I have read lately, a solid 5.5 :).


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 the deadly vampire that is killing people who could bring about not only Vivian’s death but her demise, which to her is more frightening than death.


This book has all the juicy elements that make a really good book;  Strong character development, sexy vampires, whips and chains, hunky werewolves, 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 is 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 weird, 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.



5 fangs




About C.J. Ellisson

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT 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, two 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.

To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author's website ( or visit her on facebook at She's also available via Skype for interviews and book club Q&A sessions, please email for more details.

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