Review: Death Times Two (The V V Inn #3.5) by C.J. Ellisson & Boone Brux

July 26, 2014 Review 0

Review: Death Times Two (The V V Inn #3.5) by C.J. Ellisson & Boone Brux

The V V Inn has a ghost problem. When the lurking specters draw the attention of Constantine, head of Grim Reaper Services, he calls in the only local who can return the remote resort to its former tranquility, Lisa Carron—resident Alaskan reaper.

Still new to the death gig, Lisa accepts the job. After all, how much trouble could one ghost be? Once at the hotel, she learns that not only is the inn full of the dearly departed, she’ll also be working for vampires. Throw in Asa, a young vamp hot enough to melt the Arctic ice, and Lisa realizes she’s way out of her element.

Asa didn’t know what to expect when told a reaper would be working on the property, but Lisa certainly wasn’t it. Blond and curvy, she’s very easy on the eyes. Tasked with helping her, Asa soon realizes that not only can she provide the dead a peaceful passing, but offer him solace in a way no other woman can.

*Originally published in Paranormal Nights Vol. 1*

Title: Death Times Two
Author: C.J. Ellisson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Death's Servant, Vampire Vacation, The Hunt, Big Game
Series: V V Inn #3.5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Death's Servant, Vampire Vacation, The Hunt, Big Game
Published by Self
Source: Publisher
Published: January 16, 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Suspense
Pages: 135
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

I thoroughly enjoyed this chapter in the V V Inn Series.  For one thing, I had to listen to only two voices.  The story flowed so much better for me.

Then there was the very unique twist to this story of adding in a Grim Reaper element from the Grim Reality series by Boone Brux who co-authored this story.  I haven’t read any Grim Reaper type stories.  Don’t know why, I loved the TV show Dead Like Me and the Lisa Carron character kind of reminded me of George.  New to the job, hasn’t a clue what she is doing, but willing to try. Add in this twist of the supernatural, and this was a very fun read!

The relationship between Asa and Lisa is immediately sizzling!  How they managed to control themselves until the job was done was a real challenge.   I won’t mind seeing more of them somewhere along the line. They make a very interesting and dynamic couple.

It was fun seeing all the “villains,” and not so villains, that that were “vanquished” last year roaming around the Inn as ghosts, and how each responded to being reaped.  I love how these authors created a world that has vampires with souls that required reaping, just like anyone else.  The issue of whether vampires have souls was discussed in other books of this series, so I really liked that the author took this question, which is often asked in a vampire series, and actually answered it.  Yes, vampires have souls.    Why not?  I liked that answer and I think the authors did a wonderful job of it.

I have not read anything by Boone Brux, but this Lisa Carron character interests me.  I may check out more of the Grim Reality series, just to find out the back-story of this amazing individual.  It wasn’t really needed to enjoy Death Times Two, so don’t worry about being lost or anything.  One could almost read this story as a stand-alone. But, if you are like me and like having the back-story of the characters, it will help if you have read the V V Inn series, because all the ghosts are at the Inn and became ghosts there.

I think this was my favorite of the V V Inn Series, or maybe tied with Death’s Servant.  Well worth the read!


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