I will admit this was a late night Kindle selection. I really wanted to read something but have not had the chance to stop at the library and decided to check kindle prime reading and Bam there it was….a book about vampires. Once I saw this little snippet I was sold “She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sensuality, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead.” I mean who wouldn’t want to read a book about a sexy vampire and her resort. Yeah seems like a mindless little book I could power through and enjoy. Well I was wrong! It wasn’t exactly mindless
Author: C.J Ellisson Page #: 313
Star Rating: 3 out of 5
The book starts off with the murder in one of the resorts rooms and Dria (who now uses the name Vivian, so for the rest of the review I will do the same) trying to figure out who this person was and who murdered them. The only problem is that there is a very important group of vampires on their way and she can not have this ruining that visit.
has a resort out in Alaska that caters to the various desires that her undead guests may have. She has an entire wind of rooms designed in ways to fulfill her guests every desire. Her staff on the other hand are all humans what maintain the resort and at times, only if they desire to do so, engage intimately with the guests as sexual partners and snacks. I’m not even kidding, they really do volunteer to be fed on. But they are of course safe. Vivian makes sure of that.
At first I expected that this would be some low level murder mystery with erotica thrown in but I was pleasantly surprised! Was there erotica? Yes, I mean Vivian literally is projecting sexual desires into the minds of her guests. There are dungeons etc and she is literally trying to orchestrate a love connection while trying to solve a murder. The whole story about solving the murder was pretty fascinating. Especially when she finally had no choice but to let her guest in on what was happening. Would they help her? Would they eave immediately?
- I’m a sucker for vampires and this book delivered. You were shown the different powers that the different vampires possessed such as turning into mist. Not only that it showed that not every vampire shared the same talents which was interested. You had one that could just glamor his appearance, one that could change his form, and Vivian who could project thoughts and images into the minds of other vampires.
- It honestly was not just erotica! At first I will be honest that I rolled my eyes a little bit at some of the stuff, but thankfully everything took a back seat to the murder.
- There were actually some very funny moments in the book!
- The ending! The vampire hunt was fantastic!!
- Vivian is supposed to be an old and powerful vampire yet in one section of the book she could not keep herself together after having werewolf blood. I mean apparently she has fed off of him many many times, but she suddenly was making foolish mistakes?! I mean it just didn’t fit with her character.
- The situation with Jon (werewolf servant) and her husband was annoying. One minute they are at each others throats and the next they are laughing together about Vivian. It just seemed to be hard to figure out where their relationship stood.
The book was surprisingly interesting. Was the book amazing? Well no, it wasnt but it was a fun book. It had funny moments and moments that were very dark. It tried balancing itself between murder mystery and erotica and it was semi successful. Would I read the rest of the series? Maybe. I mean if I have nothing else to read and need something quick I would read it. I personally think that if you enjoy erotica and vampires this might actually be a good book for you to read. if not, just steer clear.