Monday, March 23, 2015

THE HUNT by C.J. Ellison

Title:  THE HUNT
Series:  V.V. Inn #2
Author:  C.J. Ellison
Publish Date:   06.27.11
Publisher:  Red Hot Publishing
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance; Thriller
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Trigger warning:  Rape scene
Received from:  C.J. Ellison (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: The Hunt
Date completed: 03.23.15

Description from the publisher:
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.

This is the second full-length book in the V.V. Inn series.  They do need to be read in order.

After tracking and killing Ivan a few months previously, and the seeing the thrill it provided the guests to out think a master vampire, it has been decided that they would stage a new hunt.  Sanctioned by the Tribunal, the guests will be allowed to hunt and claim the power of a rogue.  What could possibly go wrong in pitting seven vampires and seven werewolves against one ancient vampire intent on surviving and winning her freedom?

I could not put down this story – you know the kind:  you read at the red light, while you eat, and extra minutes on the treadmill just so you don’t have to stop.  It was a lot of fun to read this story in not just two voices, but seven!  Vivian, Rafe, Jonathan, Drew, Asa, Paul, and Joanna each provide their own insights into their Arctic supernatural world and the events of the week of the hunt.  I honestly can’t decide which is my favorite character.  They are all wonderfully created – each is unique and complex.

I am already reading the next novel in the series, BIG GAME, and I will post that review tomorrow.

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

The V.V. Inn series:
  1. Death’s Servant (#0.1)
  2. Just One Taste (#0.5)
  3. Vampire Vacation (#1)
  4. The Hunt (#2)
  5. Big Game (#3)
  6. Death Times Two (#3.5)
  7. Blood Legacy (#4)
Other Books from C.J. Ellison:
  • Another Sip
  • Johnny Living Dangerously
  • More Than Tolerable
Walk on the Wild Side Series:

1.      Vanilla on Top
2.      Avoiding Mr. Right
3.      Vanilla Twist
4.      Loving Ms. Wrong

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