"an enjoyable trip in urban fantasy"
Ciara Griffin is wary when she starts her job at WMMP as
intern. The station will be sold to Skyware conglomerate
revenue picks up. Inspired when she learns that the DJ's are
vampires, Ciara promotes the station as WVMP, the Lifeblood
and Roll, exploiting the Vamp factor for instant success.
comes trouble when an ancient vampire cult objects and
group created to protect good vampires and kill bad ones,
their concerns be known.
Ciara, who is trying to overcome her past has distanced
from her con-artist parents. So it is a shock when she
her unique past is what got her this job. Her character is
pivot of the story and a stabalizing point for the vampires
tale. She uses their Obsessive - Compulsive link to the
died to bring them into today's world using her own unique
from her upbringing.
For those like me who are not music triva buffs, this is
entertaining read and for those who are, I believe you will
some fun facts presented as part of the plot. The story
dark moments that definitely rate the story as a thriller;
all-in-all is an enjoyable trip in urban fantasy that will
you with a smile and hoping for more to come.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted June 20, 2008
A novel of sex, blood, and rock 'n' roll.
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…