I've known C.J. Ellisson for a while now. She is a master at writing gripping horror, mixed with erotica, and funny moments. Okay, that sounds like a bit of a stretch, but she does it so well. The Vampire Vacation series does this with flair. She sets everything up at a rather special inn in Alaska. Not quite the usual Vampire setting is it? That's what makes it so great! You have to visit her site and read some great reads for free as well as links to buy her great novels. Great stuff! Below is some bio information from off her blog:
In the spring of 2008, C.J. started undergoing some medical tests for some issues she’d been ignoring for a few years. We’ve all done it —ignored a problem we hoped would go away because our lives were too busy to give attention to some minor inconvenience.
Tests led to more tests and answers started to slowly trickle in. To keep her mind off of all that she couldn’t do and to focus on what she could do, she started writing in February 2009. A lover of books for decades, she owes her husband, Pete, her first writing partner, and many close friends a big hug of thanks for thinking she should even attempt to write a book.
In five months C.J. managed to: Write her first 90,000-word Urban Fantasy novel, join several writing guilds and writing sites, start a fan page on Facebook, enter several writing contests and become a finalist in most of them, attend her first National writing conference and learn a lot about how to write. Who knew it could take so much work and still be so much fun?
C.J.'s is represented by Kristin Lindstrom of Lindstrom Literary Management. Her publisher is Red Hot Publishing, a small press dedicated to preserving the author's rights.
Info for Vampire Vacation:
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?
Read this talented author's novels! C.J. Ellisson is a Woman in Horror!