Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone TURN ON TUNE IN DROP DEAD If you re just joining us welcome to radio station WVMP The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall D

  • Title: Bad to the Bone
  • Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
  • ISBN: 9781416551782
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • TURN ON TUNE IN DROP DEAD.If you re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall DJs including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time the era in which they became vampires It s Ciara s joTURN ON TUNE IN DROP DEAD.If you re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall DJs including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time the era in which they became vampires It s Ciara s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive without missing a beat.For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead They ve got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails what could go wrong Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station s midnight broadcast Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be a canine vampire And behind it all is a group of self righteous radicals who think vampires suck and are willing to stake their lives on it.Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti holy powers To make it to New Year s in one piece, she ll need to learn a few new tricks

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    • Jeri Smith-Ready

      Jeri Smith Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso A steady stream of caffeine has produced twelve published novels for teens and adults since 2001.Jeri lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats, who often play tag team sit in the author s lap and keep her from writing The cats, that is, not the husband Though, actually



    526 thoughts on “Bad to the Bone

    • I love the world Smith Ready has created with her vampires, each stuck in their own personal time warp They are at times hilarious and endearing, some times frightening and disturbing, but always entertaining.This installment sees Ciara and Shane learning how to make their relationship work and I must say it had me both laughing and crying I love that neither of them are simple characters the each have layers of complexity that come together to form the flawed, but lovable characters that they a [...]


    • Reading Wicked Game was definitely a highlight of my summer reading last year It easily made my Best of 2008 list and I ve been looking forward to the sequel ever since Ciara s life has changed just a little bit since she first came to WVMP as a part time marketing intern She is now, for all intents and purposes, the station owner What that means is she is on the clock 24 7 taking care of her little flock of vampire DJs, spinning PR as the vamps spin the tunes that are their lifeblood She s work [...]


    • Another terrific book by Jeri Smith Ready I love the vamps of WVMP The author walks an interesting line with these guys They are not the heroes of romance novels and they re not the killers in horror tales Or maybe they re both Just like Ciara isn t the normal heroine, she s full of flaws and often as confused by her life as a real person would be But she s still brave and tough And Shane her vamp is still romantic and sweet, despite the inherent violence of his condition and his often annoying [...]


    • Synopsis If you re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll Con artist turned Marketing Manager Promotions Manager and part time student Ciara Griffin manages an on air staff of off the wall DJs including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time the era in which they became vampires It s Ciara s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive without missing a beat.For Hallowee [...]


    • Et voil le second tome de cette nouvelle s rie de Bit Lit que je trouve tr s diff rente des autres mais que j avais beaucoup appr ci J avais t bluff e par le souffle de nouveaut que cette auteure avait insuffl des vampires diff rents souffrants de n vroses diverses et de TOC, des vampires bloqu s dans le temps la p riode de leur changement et accrocs la musique.Ce deuxi me tome commence quelques semaines apr s le grand chamboulement, Chiara tient donc pr sent deux r les le sien Directrice de mar [...]


    • Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasyJeri Smith Ready s greatest strength in her WVMP series is the often ugly truth she brings to her writing and characters Jeri s vampires are just as damaged and screwed up as the humans But that strength is also her greatest weakness.I think I ve figured out what it is about this series that keeps it firmly in the good but not great camp It s kind of depressing Urban fantasy in rarely full of happy skippy sunshine, but there is usually some tiny sliver of [...]


    • Wicked Game, the first book in the WVMP Vampires series, was one of my absolute favorite Urban Fantasy books of 2008 Waiting for Bad to the Bone to come out was torture I needed of these vampires especially Shane ASAP The best part is that I didn t end up disappointed after all the waiting and hype I had built up for it Each character, that Smith Ready has created, has their own distinct personality with quirks, issues, and history Making her vamps a taste of fresh blood in this genre where so [...]


    • I am so loving this series I new twist and something new and fresh The author draws you in and you can t help but, fall in love with all her dysfunctional characters.The main characters Ciara and Shane create such a spark together and they both are learning to live as one for the first time together is so cute and endearing as she has been learning patience as Shane is someone with OCD and it is a funny new twist Ciara is different and we are not sure How her special talent came about being able [...]


    • 3.5 stars Lots and LOTS of surprises and also lots going on Ciara and Shane, Ciara and her father, Ciara and her mother, Lori and Travis, religious fanatics attacking the station, vampire hunters, and It was a bit much at times, and some of it maybe could have been extended into another book That said, I do like that Smith Ready has a blend of long term plot lines and short term ones She doesn t drag everything out endlessly While the book is about vampires, there s to the stories We get philo [...]


    • This book starts up right were Wicked Game left off Shane and Ciara are dating and there is some serous doubt added to their relationship Can a vampire and a human be in a long term relationship Ciara finds her feeling confused a bit when she dreams of a human man Meanwhile the radio station Dj s are under attack from a religious anti vampire group, one that seems to hate women The local pub is fire bombed after a vamp party and it s just beginning to get hot for the vamps Threats and danger are [...]


    • What I loved about the first book was how steeped in music it was There was so much about the culture of radio and music and the role that it plays in both culture and life This book didn t have as much of that and that s why I didn t like it as much I still love the main characters and watching them develop their relationship But it looks like the series is turning away from the DJs and the radio station toward The Control and vampire police type stuff I hope I m wrong and the DJs stay front [...]


    • janicuvejournal 71094mlThis is the second book in the WVMP series by Jeri Smith Ready The main character is college student and reformed con artist, Ciara Griffen, who finds out that the DJs at the radio station she s doing PR for are all real vampires Ciara, being the enterprising marketing student that she is, uses the truth to sell the station no one believes it anyway and think its a great gimmick all the DJs are vampires, trapped in the time period they died so that s the music they special [...]



    • Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith Ready Description elcome to WVMP, The Lifeblood of Rock n Roll, where conartist turned station owner Ciara Griffin manages an on air staffof off the wall DJs including new boyfriend Shane McAllister who really sink their teeth into the music of their Life Time theera in which they became vampires Ciara keeps the undeadrocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive withoutmissing a beat.For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash With cool tunes, hotcostumes, killer [...]


    • More Reviews Here Readers Live A Thousand LivesAddictive that is the best word to describe this series You could also use words like hysterical, fast paced, steamy, and sweet Bad to the Bone was a great follow up to Wicked Game The characters continue to be great and the plot was once again captivating I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of this book and I had a very hard time putting it down, so I didn t.Ciara keer ah is a kickass heroine She is the kind of character that is perfectly [...]


    • Review by OCD ReaderSo I was recently wandering around our local Borders, everything is pretty picked over by now, but I found this little beauty It looked interesting, so I picked it up I needed a book because I didn t have one with me at the time, plenty at home, but none with me Anyway, what a satisfying novel I just finished it and had a really good time reading this book I didn t read the first one, and while I do want to know the backstory to how the characters got to where they are in Bad [...]


    • Rated 3.5 really.Excerpt from my review originally published at Offbeat YA.Pros Original take on the overused vampire theme Interesting, mostly tridimensional characters Radio station and music play a big role if you love them passionately, that s a real bonus Plenty of action in this one.Cons Can get a bit confusing at times, with all the twists and turns A couple of graphic sex scenes if you aren t into the stuff Gorier than the first.Will appeal to Those who liked Wicked Game but are thirsty [...]


    • Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith ReadyUrban Fantasy May 16th, 20094 starsBad to the Bone will delight vampire readers as well as dark fantasy lovers While many romance books glamorize the vampire, Jeri Smith Ready characterizations are realistic and edgy She explores the scarier and serious aspects of being a vampire In her world there is no black or white As a result her series makes for exciting and fascinating reading that is unexpected as well as chilling.Ciara works at a radio station where t [...]


    • After finishing Wicked Game I was desperate to get my hands on the sequel I wanted to know exactly what happened to Ciara and the vampire gang next Bad to the Bone was equally as exciting and packed full of adventure I loved it It s hard enough trying to live a normal life in the company of 6 vampire DJs, but Ciara Griffin s life could not be complicated Caught up in the vampire world, Ciara has a pretty neat existence A marketing job that seems to be an extension of herself, fabulous friends a [...]


    • Author extraordinaire Jeri Smith Ready set the urban fantasy bar high with the first book in her WVMP Radio series, Wicked Game BAD TO THE BONE, however, continues right where Wicked Game s excellence left off, propelling me once into a engrossing world of vampires, mystery, memorable characters and relationship troubles.In my review of Wicked Game I talked about the appreciatively multidimensional protagonist and vampires Now, I wish to talk about other characters and the plot BAD TO THE BONE [...]


    • The only radio station with real vampires pretending to be real vampires returns for a second adventure in Jeri Smith Ready s Bad to the Bone.When misogynists hijack WVMP Radio s broadcasts, the station staff investigates, and finds a vampire dog tied to a cross and due to die when the sun rises So who s behind the Family Action Network, the Fortress, the Citadel, and who really is or isn t part of the Control And what does any of this have to do with she of the human anti holy blood, Ciara Grif [...]


    • Now that Ciara is for all intents and purposes the station owner, its up to her and her innate abilities to keep the station going Since she has gone straight, she is working practically around the clock to support her vampires by spinning PR left and right Just when things are looking up, an anti vampire religious group starts wreaking havoc Their attacks start out small at first, but quickly turns into a tailspin of danger With everything on the line, its up to Ciara and the gang to put a stop [...]


    • Bad to the Bone is the second WVMP book from Jeri Smith Ready I m reading these as part of the Read Along that is being hosted all month long by those super hip chicks over at Fictitious Delicious The whole premise of the series is genius but honestly, I expect nothing less than genius from Jeri Basically, in her world vampires don t really live forever They just can t handle what they feel is the fast forward motion of time They do the best when they are allowed to live as if they are still in [...]


    • Bad to the Bone pretty much picks up right where Wicked Game leaves off I like how it starts off with a pretty eventful party and although it cools off for awhile, the ending was intense and entertaining So far, I d say I m content with this series There s enough to keep me reading, but it s not over the top fantastic where I can t stop reading it Music is still a big theme in this book, but I felt like everything was played down and there was descriptions and less action There wasn t much that [...]


    • I was so excited to finally get this book, the 2nd in the WVMP Radio series, and eagerly got started The book was a continuation of the trials and tribulations of con woman marketing whiz Ciara Griffen as she continues to try and save independant radio station WVMP The Lifeblood of Rock N Roll a cause near and dear to my own heart Her lover, Shane, the vamp DJ and Kurt Cobain look alike, adores her and wants to live together Of course, things don t stay coasting smoothly very long.In the first b [...]


    • Please note I received an ARC of this book, which comes out on May 14.Ciara Griffin, who grew up in a family of con artists,works for the radio station WVMP, where all of the DJs are vampires Each vampire is mentally stuck in the era they were turned, but this has been turned to their advantage, as their shows revolve around the music of that time However, their broadcasts, particularly those hosted by the sole female DJ or any songs by female artists, have begun to be preempted in favor of reli [...]


    • Partnered review by myself and Britney WyattWell we be a son of a banshee she s done it again We re telling ya ll, Jeri is a master mind I mean really, we can t help but go all fan girlies on her and those mad writing skills she possesses We love, love, love being sucked in Jeri s fictional world We absolutely adore it Bad to The Bone book 2 of the WVMP Radio Series by Jeri Smith Ready is filled with pure epicness and passion It s totally a sexy, thrilling, suspenseful read The WVMP DJs continue [...]


    • This was a nice follow up to the first book Ciara s back in all of her former con artist glory along with her crew of vampire DJs and a few humans that are also in the know Things seem to be tapering off for the the WVMP radio station and Ciara s wondering how to keep ratings up A reporter for the Rolling Stone comes around wanting the know about the vampires, so Ciara decides to use this to the station s advantage Throw in some guys spewing religious rhetoric about vampires and hell, a vampire [...]


    • WVMP is being air blocked IF they are playing female singers OR when Regina the only female Vampire DJ is on air Further investigation by Ciara helped by her boyfriend, Shane, her boss David, her best friend Lori bring them to another threat a group of anti vampire people called The Fortress.By the second book, I definitely have warmed up to Ciara and the Vampire DJs on WVMP Radio I love the quirks of vampires in the WVMP world their manic OCDs are just loveable I couldn t help to giggle Shane s [...]


    • Bad to The Bone by Jeri Smith ReadyThis is the second in the series of rather unique vampire books The wealth of vampire books out there makes it difficult to differentiate yourself from the horde Ms Smith Ready does a nice job standing out from the pack She put together a unique plot with some civilized vampires The good vampires are DJ s living in the basement of an independent radio station This installment has them facing revenge from some folks who feel they have been wronged by the vampire [...]


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