Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Genre:  Urban Fantasy
WVMP Radio Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Jeri Smith-Ready's website):
Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, 60s psychedelia, 80s Goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers how the DJs maintain their cred: they’re vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.

Ciara’s first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But communications giant Skywave wants to buy WMMP and turn it into just another hit-playing clone. Without the station—and the link it provides to their original Life Times—the vampires would “fade,” becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past. Suddenly a routine corporate takeover becomes a matter of life and un-death.

To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara re-brands the station as “WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll.” In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs’ vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. WVMP becomes the hottest thing around—next to Ciara’s complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the “gimmick” enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren’t so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher—and the perils graver—than any con game Ciara’s ever played…

I liked this book.  It put a slightly different perspective to vampires and their obsessive compulsive ways.  It was interesting to learn more about their Life Times and how they're stuck in the time they were changed.  However, when one character came into the story near the end, I thought the book was going to go downhill.  It managed to redeem itself before the ending though.  All the intricate, smaller stories were well-played, and I will continue this series (because it's vampires - gets me every time).

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