"This author has yet to, and most likely can never, disappoint me"
The Radio station WVMP is "The Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll"
and Ciara Griffin manages the unusual nocturnal DJ staff.
Once a con-artist she is now running the blood drinking
crew of vampires who are obsessed with the music from the
era they died in. Ciara keeps the undead happy, the ratings
up and the fan base expanding. Oh and she is having a
relationship with one of the vampires.
Halloween is the only true undead holiday and WVMP is
throwing a huge party. Loud music, great costumes and lots
of drinks, it is sure to be spoken about until next
Halloween. However this is the evening that a religious
fanatic takes over the WVMP airwaves. None of the listeners
want to hear about their evil sins and going to hell. They
just want to hear the cool tunes and party, but what are
the DJs and Ciara to do?
With no help from the authorities Ciara and the gang track
down the illegal religious transmission but that is only
the start of things to come. Ciara has to protect the
station again while trying to keep her relationship with
the hunky vampire, Shane on balance. She also has a new pet
to care for and a best friend who has decided that being
bitten by a vamp isn't too bad. Throw in the fact that
Ciara's blood has some strange powers and you will be left
wondering if Ciara will make it to New Years Day in one
piece and with her sanity still intact!
Bad to the Bone, like its predecessor Wicked Game,
is an amazing read. Carrying on the unique storyline of a
vampire radio station, this book is the Paranormal Urban
Fantasy equivalent to the best chocolate you have ever
tasted. With a great plot, fantastic characters and that
special musical touch, this is a series I hope will be
around for years to come.
Jeri Smith-Ready has become one of my favourite authors.
Her Crow Trilogy took my breathe away, Requim for the Devil
surprised me and Wicked Game gave me hope for the future of
the genre. This author has yet to, and most likely can
never, disappoint me and continues to astound me. With such
a fresh look on things and a different angle on the world
of vampires, this series and anything else she writes is
not to be missed.
If you haven't had the pleasure of reading Wicked Game then
make sure you catch up on the WVMP vampires before trying
out Bad to the Bone. If you are just waiting for
Bad to the Bone to come out and you haven't yet
tried Jeri's other books, I suggest you do.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 1, 2009