Wicked Game (WVMP Radio Series #1)

Wicked Game (WVMP Radio Series #1)

by Jeri Smith-Ready
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Wicked Game (WVMP Radio Series #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready


LATE NIGHT RADIO YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH INTO

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 just 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 WVMP 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 is a matter of life and undeath.

To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara rebrands 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....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439101346
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Series: WVMP Radio Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 4.18(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Jeri Smith-Ready is the award-winning author of the Shade trilogy, the WVMP Radio series, and the Aspect of Crow trilogy. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats. Like many of her characters, Jeri loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late. Visit her at JeriSmithReady.com or follow her on Twitter at @jsmithready.

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RHRH319 More than 1 year ago
I picked this up as a bargain book just because I loved the concept -- a vampire radio station! Ciara is far from the typical vampire novel girl. Her background is sketchy and she really needs the job at the radio station. Each vampire is so unique and their story so enjoyable that I found this hard to put down. There is a great mystery to the story as well. It is not 'just another vampire story'. Unique concept, unique characters and a unique writing style make it a great read for anyone into the paranormal fiction genre. My only warning is please note it is an adult book, not teen. There are some pretty graphic scenes (both sexual and violence).
Jeff_Y More than 1 year ago
The time of your life can set the tone of your undeath. But that's the last thing on Ciara's mind as she applies for an internship at the radio station WMMP. She doesn't expect the station has something to hide, because she's desperate to hide her own past. But the DJ's of the station have history darker than grifter religious parents and a skill with con artistry that have led Ciara astray. They maybe the immortal vampires who found a way to survive in the modern world - but they have a difficult secret as well that binds them as tightly as Ciara's past. Six ageless beings with a thirst for blood have come to a halt, each frozen in their own time period at the moment of their death. But the triumph of their home, WMMP is that the station celebrates these periods by their music. That victory is short lived because now the very thing that is their sanctuary maybe up for sale. But the staid are about to be rocked by the unexpected in Ciara who always finds an angle and this one will shock even her- why not tell the truth for a change. So WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock and Roll is born... Jeri takes the tropes for vampirism and turns them around. Lots of interesting ideas, snappy dialog and characters that you want to follow. Perfect for a late night read or a guilty pleasure at the beach.
alexia561 More than 1 year ago
Rock and roll. Vampires. Sexy DJs. What's not to love about this book? Ciara wants to go straight after growing up in a family of grifters, and has a chance at a "real job" as a marketing intern for an independent radio station. Little does she know what she's getting into...as the DJs are all vampires, stuck in the past. The radio station gives them the opportunity to survive, by blending their past realities with acceptable doses of the present. Thought that this was a great start to an interesting series, and loved how Jeri included a playlist at the beginning of the book. The DJs are all intriguing, either in spite of or because of being stuck in a past era. The humans are also very relatable. Especially enjoyed Franklin, the marketing director who has his own unique salesmanship methods. This was a well written book with a good plot that stood on it's own and didn't get bogged down in details. The characters were all believable, and most of them were likable. Lots of good music thrown into the mix as well, some of which I had to look up online. Gave this one a solid 4/5 rating, as I really enjoyed everything about the book! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series, as I can't wait to see what happens next at WVMP!
Carpathianvirginnomore More than 1 year ago
I have to tell you that this book satisfies on EVERY level! I have been SERIOUSLY obsessed with the vampire genre since reading the Twilight series in June... read the series THREE times, and have since been trying to find another author/plot that offers the same level of satisfaction. Ms. Smith-Ready has hit the nail on the head! She offers a new twist to the genre and keeps true to the "all vampires aren't bad" theme... in fact HERS are darned good ;) I cannot WAIT for the next installment of this series!!
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LeeHyat More than 1 year ago
A fun, interesting read!
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Night-Girl More than 1 year ago
It was funny. Well it was to me any way but i have a really weird sense of hummor...so yeah. Even if it wasnt funny it still has a few twists and the writing was good was well. Over all i liked it and will be reading the next book, Bad to the Bone. *-*
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