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C.J. Ellisson

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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, three dogs and two cats. She's battled severe chronic illness for years and is thrilled to report she’s finally approaching the end of treatment. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary erotic romance, urban fantasy, and erotica has helped save her sanity.

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C.J. Ellisson I'm currently working on the next book after Big Game, titled Blood Legacy. To get my head back in the story and characters, I'm re-reading the books.…moreI'm currently working on the next book after Big Game, titled Blood Legacy. To get my head back in the story and characters, I'm re-reading the books. I've had the basic plot premise of this story mapped out for over two years, but due to low sales in the series I switched gears and worked on the contemporary romance series, Walk on the Wild Side.

I'd originally planned for the existing overall story arc to wrap up in two more books, and even have rough plots for stand-alone stories for books six and seven in the works. But now I'm not so sure.

Whether the books continue past this one or not will be solely up to sales. While yes, I love this series with all my heart, I need to focus on what sells -- and much to my dismay, that hasn't been these books.

Blood Legacy, with luck, will come out this fall. If sales are good, I'll immediately start the conclusion book in the existing story arc. If not, Blood Legacy may be the last book in the V V Inn series for a very long time -- which has led me to debate if I should wrap up the story arc in this book (which will take me more time).

I've also got readers waiting on Tony and Heather's final book and have an entire new adult romantic suspense series I'd like to work on. I'm never lacking for projects, that's for sure! Just the time to write them. :-)(less)
C.J. Ellisson I offer ARCs to readers via my newsletter list. Preference is first come, to those who send in URL links to past reviews. I send out approximately…moreI offer ARCs to readers via my newsletter list. Preference is first come, to those who send in URL links to past reviews. I send out approximately 50-100 ARCs per release.(less)
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“People rarely thank you for opening their eyes up to the lies they are comfortable living with”
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“I don't want to lead. Never have. Some people might consider such a trait as a weakness, but I don't. Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses takes a lot of soul searching and honesty--something not everyone will take the time to explore. Doing so might reveal things they'd rather leave undiscovered.”
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“There’s always someone bigger and badder who can knock you off your perch—even if you’re me. Never forget it and you don’t have to worry about corruption. You’ll be too afraid with watching your own back.

--Alexandria "Dria" McAndrews”
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C.J. Ellisson Melanie wrote: "Hi CJ ,
Thanks for the friendship here, and congratulations on your new book! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood ;-)

~ Mela..."


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message 4: by Melanie (last edited Jun 05, 2013 04:51AM)

Melanie Nowak Hi CJ ,
Thanks for the friendship here, and congratulations on your new book! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood ;-)

~ Melanie Nowak


message 3: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi CJ. Lovely to connect with you here, too. How the hell are you, honey?


message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi C.J.,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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