Book Review

by Jeri Smith-Ready

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Smith-Ready brings back her unique blend of vampires and rock ‘n’ roll in the third WVMP Radio book exploring the life of Ciara Griffin. In this high-stakes chapter, Smith-Ready makes sure life gets a lot more complicated and dangerous for her former con artist heroine. The author does another excellent job of providing a story packed with complications, offbeat humor and believable characters, and of course the playlist is spot on! Great stuff!

In order for her vampire boyfriend Shane to be allowed by the government to keep in touch with his human family, Ciara agreed to work for Control, the agency that monitors them. Ciara survived training, but she is not thrilled with her assignment to the Immanence Corp.

Ciara feels like a guinea pig, as the government wants to find more uses for her freaky blood. Her reunion with Shane is interrupted by the arrival of a super-virus that is killing students and teachers alike at her college. Then there is the seriously creepy emergence of several zombies. Is this all coincidence, or is someone pulling strings? (POCKET, Aug., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: POCKET

Published: August 2010

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4.5 Stars

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Bring on more Ciara and Shane!

Submitted by Merry-with-a-y on June 29, 2010 - 6:04pm.

Just finished an advance copy of Jeri Smith-Ready’s newest book – “Bring On The Night”. It’s the third in the WVMP Radio series, starring Ciara and Shane and the rest of the crew at the radio station that’s “The Lifeblood of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. If you missed the first books, “Wicked Game” and “Bad To The Bone”, I feel for you – this is a terrific series!

In this new adventure, Jeri Smith-Ready expands the paranormal universe she created in “Wicked Game”. All is well in Ciara’s world: the wedding of the Station Manager, David, and Ciara’s best friend Lori is nearly upon them, and she’s just finishing up her indoctrination as an agent of The Control, a paramilitary group that protects humans from vampires (and vice-versa). Then a mysterious plague appears, one that kills in mere hours; more undead creatures invade the town. Ciara and Shane have to figure out not only who’s behind the evil deeds, but how to stop them before the entire town is destroyed.

I picked up this book and read straight through; only set it down when I had to (sleeping, driving, working). The characters are so well-drawn, so real, that one half-expects to look up and see one of the WVMP vamps stroll through the door. I could definitely hear their music! Jeri does this to me every time – her books are must-reads, and “un-put-downable”. “Bring On The Night” comes out July 27.