the. fiction. of. JERISMITH-READY. WICKED GAME “Smith-Ready's musical
references are spot-on, as is her take on corporate radio's creeping hegemony.
Add in the irrepressible Ciara, who grew up in a family of grifters, and the results
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....
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins
Golf is sometimes referred to as "the wicked game" because it is fiendishly difficult to play well. Yet in the parlance of the Tiger Woods generation, it's also a wickedly good game -- rich, glamorous, and more popular than ever. When we think about golf -- as it is played
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-05 - Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Vampires are back and they're more enticing than ever! Fans of the Sanguine Crown series by Susan Harris won't have to hide their cravings for long, because the third book is dropping soon. Wicked Game by Susan Harris is the exciting continuation of the new young adult vampire series that
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-23 - Publisher: Blackthorn Press
""I am so addicted!" - Reader Review Nick Murphy is a lone wolf. Personal tragedy taught him there are only two things he can count on — his family and their ability to exact vengeance when the law has failed. They’ve created a lucrative illegal empire with little more than
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-27 - Publisher: Zebra Books
ONE BY ONE, THEY’LL DIE . . . Twenty years ago, wild child Jessie Brentwood vanished from St. Elizabeth’s high school. Most in Jessie’s tight circle of friends believed she simply ran away. Few suspected that Jessie was hiding a shocking secret—one that brought her into the crosshairs of a