Vampire Vacation by C.J. Ellisson is the first novel in the VV Inn Series and a fabulous first book. I’ve been dying to read this book for ages and I was very pleased that this book was exactly what I thought it would be; great storyline, fabulous characters and some very steamy scenes.
Vivian is an ancient vampire and runs a vampire Inn with her human husband, Rafe. He has been her bonded mate for more than eighty years. Through the blood exchange, Rafe is as strong as any other vampire and the only thing Vivian is prepared to die for.
The Inn is a place where vampires, their mates and servants can come together, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Vivian’s power to manipulate others and their thoughts comes in handy to seduce her guests, but it is also a power to fear. Every other manipulator has been exterminated before her, so she has kept her secret for many centuries.
When a human turns up dead in one of her hotel rooms, she knows they have to find the killer fast, even if that means asking her vampire guests for help.
Miss Ellisson didn’t disappoint me with this book. She has written a fabulous, steamy, funny and mysterious story. The chemistry between Vivian and Rafe is amazing; those two are so right for each other. Their relationship with their employees is another great thing to see, even though Vivian doesn’t drink from her employees and doesn’t have a bond with them, she will do anything to protect those humans.
I am definitely going to read the next novel soon. This is one of those books that you have to see how it continues.
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?