Welcome CJ Ellisson and Rafe

 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?

Warning: This story contains some explicit sex scenes and is not intended for readers under 18

Vivian thinks she can control every aspect of a deadly game with her usual manipulations… but what if she can’t? Journey along, in this next installment of The V V Inn series, for a wild ride as the tale is told through the eyes of all her new seethe members.

Seven vampires and seven werewolves pay to hunt a supernatural criminal across the cold, vast grounds of an Alaskan resort. The one to catch her, and live through the encounter, will increase their power by feasting on hers.

The tiny vampire they track is more than she appears, however. To escape a fate of ten years in silver chains, she'll do anything to survive the weeklong excursion. This time, the darkness holds more than just the stinging bite of the Arctic—it holds death

CJ conducts an interview with Rafe:

Today we have the first interview with Rafe, the human male married and mate-bonded to Vivian McAndrews, the vampire character in the V V Inn series, written by me, C.J. Ellisson. I’ll be directing the interview here today.

CJ: Welcome, Rafe. It’s good to finally sit down and chat with you. Shall we get started right away with the questions?

Rafe: Sure (sets coffee mug on table). Lay it on me.

CJ: Why Vivian? You worked pretty hard to convince her you were the right one for her.

Rafe: After losing my first wife and our child, I was reluctant to love again for many years. Tracking down the elusive redhead from my past proved an interesting and distracting challenge. When I finally found her, she wanted nothing to do with me. Or so she said. While every man enjoys the chase, I quickly realized she was the right woman for me and decided to hound her until she’d let me prove it.

CJ: Hmm… diplomatic and vague as always. Okay, next question. Do you enjoy Alaska?

Rafe: (shudder) Damn, it’s cold! You all sit here comfy and cozy in the lower forty-eight, with no concept of the intense low temperatures above the Arctic Circle. It’s a beautiful and cruel place. Ultimately, I could take it or leave it – my heart is wherever Vivian decides to live.

CJ: I know lots of the female readers love the fun questions, like do you wear boxers or briefs?

Rafe: Doesn’t really matter to me. (shrugs) I’ll wear anything my wife buys. She’s the one who’ll be peeling it off with her teeth, so who am I to complain what it is? (smiles)

CJ: (shifts uncomfortably in chair) Whew. Okay then, maybe I should be asking why do you let your wife pick your underwear?

Rafe: (laughs out loud) What makes a lover – what he’s wearing or what he does when the clothes come off? If a simple thing like black skintight boxer briefs catches her eye then what’s the harm? It’s all just clothes to me.

CJ: Has she ever dressed you in anything outrageous?

Rafe: Sure. Once there was this elephant trunk g-string…

CJ: Okay! I shouldn’t have asked, my bad. (wipes hand across forehead and shuffles notes quickly) Let me find a more serious question…How do you feel about Jon’s interest in your wife?

Rafe: (brows draw down across his eyes) Who would want another man lusting after his wife? Obviously I don’t like it. Next question.

CJ: Um… all righty…. What do you think of people calling you a beta male to Vivian’s alpha?

Rafe: Perception is not always a reality. (steely look in his eye) My wife often over-reacts and I balance her out. She stirs a passion in me like I’ve never felt in my life and I help to keep the darkness inside her tightly leashed. It would be more accurate to call us equals and acknowledge that not every leader will lead exactly the same way.

CJ: This is quickly getting away from me, damn. I should have thought of more fun questions. Oh, I know, what is your favorite position? (wink)

Rafe: And you mean to tell me, dear, you don’t remember? Aren’t you writing it into the next book? (chuckles to himself) While I can’t choose just one position and call it my all time favorite, Vivian certainly enjoys that one you labeled the “fanastic four”. Think your readers will be giving it a try after they read about it?

CJ: (blushes) Er… umm… And that ends our interview for today. Thanks for taking the time with me here today, Rafe.

Rafe: (rakish glint in his eye) Not nearly as much time as you took “practicing” that scene in your mind… among other places as well…

CJ: Shhh! Can’t you just shut up now? Go back to your wife and stop teasing the humble writer.

Rafe: Humble my ass. Where do you hide your crop? (winks)

CJ: Argh!!! You are insufferable! Why does she put up with you?

Rafe: I have no idea. (stretches languorously and flexes his massive biceps) Maybe it’s because I have a big thick di—?

Due to technical difficulties this ends our interview for today. Thanks Pimpin’ Reads for having us here today and thank you all so much for attending! After his mike went dead, Rafe promised to make up for his crudeness by offering a free set of V V Inn ebooks to a lucky commenter today. The giveaway will be increased every ten commenters. At twenty we’ll give out three sets of books total and if we get to thirty it will be six sets total.

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  1. AWESOME giveaway!!! Both stories sound like my cup of tea for sure and I absolutely don't mind Rafe's crudeness;) Very entertaining character interview! Too bad about the technical difficulties... maybe next time:)

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  2. Fantastic interview! Love it and was blushing with you, really I was! lol! Thanks for the opportunity to win! This would be a new find for me (new author) and I collect evry book I can get my hands on because I read like a chipmonk on crack!
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  3. lol! Love him. I haven't heard of this series, it looks like a good one. Thanks for the post and give away.

  4. What a great giveaway! These books sound right up my alley ;-) Loved the interview. Very original.
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    Thanks for the chance to win these books!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  5. Don't need to be entered in the contest as I own both books. Great interview, I love Rafe, he can wear any kind of underwear he wants.

  6. Great interview! I'm going to have to add these books to my list. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  7. I must say Ive loved Rafe since the moment I read this book years ago !! His crudeness and big .................. is just the beginning lol.. Dont enter me in the contest as I have both books, but loved the interview ladies !! I think we need to interview the wolf next time ** no hints given lol ..


  8. Ha, I love how blunt Rafe is! What a great character, sounds like he might be the best part of these books. The whole story line sounds great, and what better place than Alaska? Winter nearly all year long =)

    Thanks for such a great giveaway, I am very intrigued by these books and would love to get my hands on them =)
    GFC follower Lexi
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  9. Hi everyone! Sorry to be stopping by so late (life gets in the way sometimes) ;-)

    Yadkny - Thank you! I like Rafe's crudeness as well. Makes him a bit more manly :-D

    Cindy - Thank you and I hope you give the books a try, they are not for the sexually timid ;-)

    Jessica - Happy reading and good luck in the contest! thanks for stopping by to read the interview.

    Kat - I'm going to be writing Jon's tale and why he's so loyal to Viv, should make for an interesting read… and then yes, we'll have to interview him as well! Yay!!

    Lexi - Thanks for the kind words. I love all the men in my books… they are just so yummy. So I live in my head a lot… it's not so bad, right? LOL! Good luck in the contest and thanks for stopping by!

    Loves to Dive - great to see you here! Thanks so much for the support and I agree, he can wear whatever he wants… even if that happens to be nothing ;-)

    Dawn - Thank you! It's harder than you think to be creative in these things than I ever thought. It was great fun to let Rafe be risk-kay and me be more laid back.

    Sharon - You're welcome and good luck in the contest!

  10. Okay, C.J. I think you're copying my twisted sense of sarcasm and humor. Great "interview." And I'm so glad you mentioned the Fantastic Four. I've always loved that comic book.

  11. I've really been wanting to read this series!!! Great character interview too! ;) Rafe sounds kinda like a couple exs of mine. LOL!

    Valerie Long
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  12. Great interview and cannot wait to read this series, sounds amazing!!


  13. LOL! Wish I had such innocent comic books on my mind when I wrote that. You'll just have to check out book three (or maybe book four, I'll have to see where I can fit the sexy position in!)

    Scorpio - Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

    Jolene - Thank you, appreciate you stopping by to read and comment!

    Good luck in the contest!

  14. I've heard such great things about this series. Thanks for the chance to check it out!

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