Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, highlighting the upcoming releases being eagerly awaited by all of us bibliophiles.

This week's Waiting on Wednesday title is:
by Jeri Smith-Ready 

Okay, this really isn't a regular Waiting on Wednesday title because it's been serialized by the author on her website.  However, one chapter a week definitely has me waiting!!  Jeri Smith-Ready, author of many fine books, has given her readers a wonderful gift:  a novella, in serial form, on her website to tide us over until the next, and final, book in her WVMP series Lust for Life is released late in 2012.  

If you're not familiar with the WVMP series, get started with Wicked Game.  Here's the GoodReads synopsis for Wicked Game:

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...
The Novella is being serialized on Jeri Smith-Ready's blog through December :)


  1. That sounds pretty cool! I love it when authors give us little extras like that. I haven't heard of her WVMP series, but I do have her Shade series on my to-read list.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW as well!

    ♥ Sarah

  2. OOh that sounds different!

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  4. That must be torture to have to wait for another chapter each week! When I love a book, I want to sit down and power read the whole thing. Patience is hard!

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