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Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

Title: Wicked Game
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Genre: Sexy pentacle tattoo, fiction, vampires
Pages: 361
Copyright Date: 2008
Cover: A woman, shown from the lips down, stands in front of a power station and a building that says WVMP in glowing letters. She is wearing purple lipstick, a transparent black top, and jeans with a heavy leather belt. She has a star tattoo on one shoulder, and a tribal wing tattoo sticking out of her jeans.
First line: "Family curses never die, they just mutate."
Best part: Variations on the standard vampire mythos.
Worst part: Some of the interactions between the protagonist and the vampires are a little hard to believe.
Grade: B-
Recommended for: Fans of the genre. Fans of music.
Related Reads: Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie, Heart of Stone by CE Murphy, Staying Dead by Laura Ann Gilman

Ciara is hired by a desperate independent radio station as a marketing intern. They must hugely increase their revenues or they will be bought out by a conglomerate. When Ciara discovers the radio station's secret - all its DJs are vampires - she sees a chance at a real plan - a crazy plan. She turns the secret into a cheesy marketing ploy. But secrets from everyone's pasts - including Ciara - will be knocking at the door all too soon...

This is a funny and engrossing book. Fans of the genre will find it a welcome addition, and for my part, I'm hoping for sequels.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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