Monday, September 26, 2011

REVIEW- Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready

You can read the synopsis on Wicked Game via Goodreads by clicking the title.

While Britney has ventured in the adult world with reading, Wicked Game was the first adult read for me (Kimberly) and clearly, I’ve been missing out! Britney and I didn’t think Jeri Smith-Ready could amaze us more than what she already has. But, we were wrong… DEAD WRONG! We are huge fans of JSR folks…. HUGE! We are completely obsessed with her young adult series (Shade series) and then Britney and I were whipped into Jeri’s adult WVMP Radio world. And wow… just WOW! We’ve quickly added her Aspect of Crow series and Requiem for the Devil to our “To Be Read” list. I’m going to have to create a special bookshelf just for all of her fabulous work!

Wicked Game is the first book in the WVMP Radio series. Ciara (Kee-ahr-ah) is hired as a marketing intern for WVMP Radio and finds out what’s behind the walls and what lies underneath the radio station... Vampire radio DJ’s peeps! How hot is that?!? And this one vampire, Shane McAllister (Mick-Allister) is one HAWT thigh-biting vampire and so, so compassionate… I mean really! Somebody, I’m sweating- ice me down, quick! We learn about Ciara's history as well.

The author’s playlist while writing this book is superb. You can find it on the inside of the cover. Britney and I totally dig her selection. Although hip-hop wasn’t a part of the book’s playlist, I couldn’t help but listen to Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” lyrics after reading about Shane (and I'm a total rocker chick BTW).

Britney and I loved that each vampire is set in their own era and only DJ’s the music from their time. Wonder if they'll ever venture outside their music realm? Not only that, but they are all OCD—it gives us the giggles! There are rad choices of music from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Check out the WVMP Radio website where you can find out more info about the DJ's.

The storyline behind WG is grand and Jeri can never give us just one sizzling character to gush over. David is the manager of the station. He's mortal - AND is on fi-yah and he needs love! *Dives in book* He keeps the radio station together and is so passionate about protecting what lies within its walls. Can Ciara help him keep the vampire DJ's from fading?

Thank the vampire lords Bad to the Bone and Bring on the Night are already released so we can read on. Jeri has a novella on her website, Let It Bleed- and has been posting chapters (almost complete!), along with more tie in short stories (Crossroads, Rave On, When the Music's Over, Last Request) You can purchase"Thief" in Eternal: Love Stories With Bite, a YA anthology about one of Ciara's Traveller cousins. Lust for Life, the final book in the WVMP Radio series is due out Fall 2012.

You definately want to sink your teeth and eyes into the WVMP Radio series! Britney and I give Wicked Game 5 thigh-biting stars!

Don’t forget to sign up for the WVMP Series Read Along that Living-Fictitiously is hosting along with Fictitious Delicious, Many to Read Before I Sleep, and What’s On the Bookshelf. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 28, 2011. We have fabulous events in stow.

Written and reviewed by Kimberly
Approved and reviewed by Britney


  1. Wicked Game is my favorite book. I can't even remember how many times I've read it. I have multiple copies so I can wear one out with repeated readings.
    I credit this book and Jeri with my recent love of music. I merely listened to whatever was on the radio before that. *gasp*
    The Aspect of Crow series is my favorite series EVER so I highly recommend it. It will blow you away.
    Requiem is great too.
    I do have a Jeri Smith-Ready All the books are lined up in a neat little row.
    Since you are now in the world of adult reading you have a lot of catching up to do. Jeaniene Frost and Bones would be my number 1 recommendation for you...there are so many though.

  2. Jeri definately knows her music. I can't wait to check out her other adult books. I'll def put your recommendation on my list. If you have more, shoot them my way!!

  3. Oh I have a I really think you'll like Cat & Bones though so start there.