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Vampire Vacation (The V V Inn #1)

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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  1,182 ratings  ·  228 reviews
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 perf...more
Paperback, 3, 313 pages
Published August 24th 2013 by Red Hot Publishing (first published September 24th 2010)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
This one is too erotic for my tastes. Having said that, It's well-written, and I like Ms. Ellisson's ideas for vampire culture, and the idea of a hotel catering to vampires. I liked her narrative voice, and the humor. Recommended for readers who enjoy erotic literature and urban fantasy in one package. Thank you for giving the opportunity to try to read this, CJ. You are clearly a talented author.
Julie
Jan 15, 2010 Julie rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Disclaimer: This review is based upon the 13,000 word free excerpt posted on the author’s web site. However, this was a DNF for me, so I wouldn’t have finished the entire novel even it were available.

*****

I’m sorry to have to give this such a low rating, but I really wasn’t impressed by this excerpt.

The mechanics of the writing are poor. The story is written in the present tense, which made it a chore to read. I’ve only read one novel ("The House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus) that used the pr...more
Michelle
I really need to stop judging books on their cover! When I first saw this book I expected a light hearted, humourous vampire romance and instead I got a slightly darker mystery that could pass as vampire erotica.

Vivian is a powerful vampire who runs an Inn with her human husband Rafe, Vivian is is an alias that she is using to hide her age, past & more importantly - her power level! One of Vivians powers is that of manipulation which she tends to use in a sexual way to provide the guests wi...more
Melody
Dec 22, 2009 Melody rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Melody by: The author sent me an e-ARC! :O)
Let me start by saying, this is an as yet unpublished work by an as yet unpublished author. (I’m sure that won’t remain the case for long!) I very much enjoyed this read, in fact, once I got past the first chapter or so, I couldn’t stop reading.

(Ms. Ellisson was generous enough to provide me with an ARC of her novel with 3 stipulations: that I write a review of the work, that should I rate her work to be less than 3 stars, I withhold posting my opinion until publication of the work, and that I n...more
Vettech
Holy Vampire Alaska vacation spots Batman!!!! This was my first read of author C.J. Ellisson and I must say this was a very good read for me. As you all know I'm a vampire fanatic, so when I spotted this vamp author on FB I jumped to check her out.

Loved the character, especially the lead female Dria (aka Vivian). Lest we forget her ever so hot sexy hubby Rafe! I was also happy to see a Werewolf in this one as well. This author also writes some of the most awesome love scenes (fanning myself jus...more
Elise Marion
My feelings on this book are a bit mixed. There were some unique and interesting elements to the vampire and werewolf dynamic that I appreciated. I liked the premise and the setting, as well as the first person narrative. However, there were a few things that kept me from liking it as much as I wanted to. I did enjoy it overall, so I am going to try to write this review in a balanced way.

For one thing, I was not fond of the main character. This is a big deal, as everything happens through her ey...more
Laurie
EROTIC PARANORMAL MYSTERY IN THE ARCTIC
4 1/3 Stars

Vivian and Rafe own and operate an inn north of the Arctic Circle. The remote location makes an ideal get-a-way for their fanged guests. A new entourage is due to arrive in just a few hours so Vivian is doing a final inspection tour to ensure all is in readiness for the new guests. Unfortunately, she learns all is not well at the VV Inn when she discovers a dead body. So begins the adventure and mystery.

I loved the humor that was woven throughout...more
Paranormal Kiss
Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson is a great book. I loved it. It’s about Vivian (Alexandria), who is a 580 year old Vampire. She and her human husband Rafe are currently running a vacation spot, the VV Inn, for Vampires. Vivian is what is called a “Manipulator”, a vampire that has the power to make others believe and see things that aren’t actually happening. She is the last Manipulator and has to keep her ability secret because Manipulator’s are considered too powerful to live. She uses her ab...more
Beverly
Vampire Vacation - This has to be one of the most attention getting books I have read in a long time. The last author to have this effect on me was Laurell K Hamilton. Having said that; the characters in this book are well rounded to the point that I can almost see them. I feel as if I want to vacation at this resort as CJ Ellisson has made this place come alive in my mind. I was not able to put the book down for very long before wanting to continue reading again. And the ending of the book is n...more
=^☺^=mskitty
I would love to spend a week at Vivian's Vampire Inn. Hot tubs nestled in the snow surrounded by bushs and trees wound with lights, pool area inclosed in glass, complete with palm trees and tropical birds, special rooms that will make any fantasy come true, with a host and hostess making it their mission for you to have all you desire. Except for the week crazy Ivan came for revenge leaving dead and drained bodies in his wake!
Vivian/Alexandrea is a major control freak who has a yummy mate, Rafe,...more
Kathleen Nichols
I just finished this book in the early hours this morning. Again, C.J. Ellisson has delighted me and I look forward to reading other books of hers. This is the first full length book in her series "The VV Inn". I loved this book just as much as I loved "Death's Servant". This book is fast moving, funny, slightly dark with some sex and violence that moves the book along. Acting as an innkeeper in the depths of Alaska with a madman threatening her and her guests. Knowing Dria or Vivian as she's kn...more
Tiny Reverse Vampire
Vivacious Vampire Vacation

I give this book 4 bats with tiaras out of 5 bats because it was a great read and always leaves you wanting more.

This little gem of a story has been a great find and read. I am one of those people that usually if a book doesn't interest me by the end of the first chapter, it is doomed to have to work the rest of the book to hold my interest. Vampire Vacation on the other hand had my attention by the end of the little glossary of people in the front of the book. it makes...more
Grammy 1
4 **** STAR

Book: Vampire Vacation
Author: C.J. Ellisson
Publisher: RH Publishing
Genre: Vampire
Rating: Mature

C.J. Ellisson has written a light hearted fun vacation for her vampire novel. What a great idea. The background is a large Inn in the Alaskan Wilderness, and the Innkeeper is a 450 odd year old vampire named Alexandria, Dria to her husband Rafe, and Vivian to her staff and guests. Vivian is a play on words from the VV Inn.

We learn that Vivian and Rafe are bonded mates. He has not been ‘turne...more
Gregory Marshall
An excellent novel from C.J. Ellison. I had the privilege of reading this as if was being formed and I was mesmerized. Yes, C.J. is my friend, but you have to understand that my characters normally hunt down and kill vampires. I've never been a fan of the "Twilight" kind of romantic vampire, but C.J.'s book drew me in and made me like Vivian and her husband.

The romance (okay, let's call it sex) is raw and hot and, yet, does not cheapen the plot. The action, when it really starts, moves quickly a...more
Loves To Dive
Holiday Inn meets the Monsters

Dria and Rafe own your normal ordinary high end B&B in Alaska, with one exception, it's for vampires. The book starts off with Dria our owner and a master vampire, also known as Vivian, inspecting rooms before guests are to arrive only to find a dead man in one. What's a proprietor to do? Dria and Rafe, her mate, decide to store the body to deal with later and get on with welcoming their new guests. Let the fun and mayhem begin.

We meet a diverse set of guests a...more
Nancy Brady
Full disclosure:I received this e-book from the author. While I didn't win the book being given, she offered this book as a consolation prize.

This is a lighthearted erotic novel told from the perspective of Vivian, the owner of the V V Inn. Vivian is 580-year-old vampire who is mated with a human named Rafe. She runs a resort that caters to vampires, their mates, their servants, and companions. All goes well until a murder occurs just as she is about to greet new guests. She is striving to keep...more
Christine
This was a very fun read! I did enjoy the characters and will be reading the next two in the series. I am giving it four stars simply because I did sometimes find that Vivian was a little hard on people and found myself having to re-read a section or two because she would all of a sudden get upset with somebody and I was afraid I had missed something. Even if the question asked of her was a simple question she would sometimes gets very irate with the person. Maybe this is just showing her person...more
Marianne
Alexandria "Vivian" McAndrews, a 580 year old vampire, has owned several resorts for the undead. She is a "manipulator" and with her supernatural ability to project physical illusions she's now created the perfect vacation spot—a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. Her capacity for drama, manipulation, and control are put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals.

Her human mate, Rafe, is...more
Danielle
I got this book for free when it was offered on Amazon I was really impressed with the story the plot line and of course the adult scenes. I will say this was my first erotica novel or with anything like that in the story line. The story was suspenseful, easy to picture and enjoyable. I really want to read the next in the series but I read so quickly I can't justify spending the money just yet. I wish this was a series my library carried.
Andretta Schellinger
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...more
Boone Brux
Vampire Vacation is a fun and compelling book. By half way through it, I couldn't put the book down. I loved the twists and action. Ellisson mixes humor, sass, and good old fashioned domination for a fantastic read. Vampire stories might be common, but there's nothing common about Vivian and her style. I look forward to book two, which I know will be better than the first.
Jj Adair
What I have read of this work helps renew my faith in the potential of vampire-focused writing. This author presents an incredibly engaging storyline. I greatly appreciate the creative twists the author adds to the vampire culture and pracitces, especially in the realm of reconcilling an ancient being with a modern culture. Very well-developed, hope to see it in print soon!
Kjen
2.5 Stars...Things I liked: Rafe. Things I didn't like: The lead female, Dria. I found her shallow and not a likable character for me. The plot bored me...a lot. I shouldn't really be so harsh...this is a tough time of year to immerse in a book, but this one didn't draw me at all. To be fair, the love scenes were well done and hot. Oh yeah, because Rafe was in them(;
Stacy
At first I was reluctant to read it, it seemed Vampire campy. But my friend put it as our book club reading for the month, so I read it. And loved it!!! It is very entertaining and sexey!

My only complaint is that Vivian the main character, is a bit stuck on herself, but I would be if I looked like her too!

I will be reading the rest of this series!
Antonia
I loved it! I had a glimpse from the blog Everything Erotic were C.J. Ellison posted some instalments so I knew the characters, the set and environment of the novel but the thriller twist really enchanted me. I am looking forward to sink my teeth on the second one (as soon I can buy it X-)
Sadie Forsythe
I moved this up my TBR after coming across a one-star Amazon review that was getting slammed with negative votes and derisive comments (198 at last count). I wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. (This, BTW, is a perfect example of a bad review gaining a book a reader. Just goes to show, bad reviews aren't always bad for a book.)

My opinion? I wouldn't call it one star worthy, but it's not any great piece of literature either. Granted, it's paranormal erotica, so who would expect great lit...more
Cheryl
whee!!! loved this book!!! it was exciting,fun, way out of the normal, kept me interested, well written and had lots of great decriptions!! for paranormal vampire books, this one rocks!!!!!!!!
Andy
this book is so damn good!! i couldnt put it down,even at work,when i should have beeen otherwise engaged lol.
T. Tolles
Ms. Ellison brings us an intriguing murder mystery that's blistering hot and sexy too. Kudos!
Brande Waldron
Where to Vampires go to vacation? They come to Vivian a vamp who is almost 600 years old and runs an Inn, her and her husband Rafe for Vampires to come relax and get a load off. Oh and feed of course. This is the premise behind C.J. Ellisson's first book, Vampire Vacation, a pre-published novel that I found purely delightful. I thought immediately what a great idea this was as I read the first few pages that are written from Vivian's POV. I mean Vamps are people too, kind of, I am sure they need...more
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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...more
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Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side, #1; Heather and Tony, #1) The Hunt (The V V Inn, #2) Avoiding Mr. Right (Walk on the Wild Side, #2; Best Friends, #1) Just One Taste (The V V Inn, #0.5) Death's Servant (The V V Inn, #0.1)

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