For What It's Worth

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Lust for Life (WVMP Radio Series #4)by Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release date: November 27th, 2012


Everyone's Out for Blood—Hers

Ciara’s con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet, and most of all, keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll—not to mention becoming a vampire herself—has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog...

. . . and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at.

A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun—literally. To protect Ciara, her fiancé, Shane, has traded his flannel shirt and guitar for a flak jacket and crossbow. If she survives to walk down the aisle, will she recognize the man waiting at the altar?

In this final chapter of the award-winning WVMP RADIO series, Ciara must decide who to trust, who to love—and who to kill.

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This is one of my all time favorite series. I’m sorry to see it end but I can’t wait for Ciara and Shane to get their much deserved happily ever after.


Let It Bleed* For fans of the series be sure to check out LET IT BLEED (WVMP Radio Series 3.5) – a FREE-download novella (PDF, MOBI, EPUB) that also has a sneak peek at LUST FOR LIFE!

Con artist-turned-radio-station-manager Ciara Griffin hopes to settle into a normal un-life as a fledgling vampire, with the help of her immortally hot fiancé, grunge DJ Shane McAllister. But she has bigger problems than finding a sane blood donor and a new home for those boxes of mac ’n’ cheese. Ciara’s best friend mourns her like she’s dead instead of undead, and her own maker clearly wishes she’d never been born (again). Worst of all, the WVMP crew calls a Code Black: hippie vampire DJ Jim has murdered a pair of humans—humans who share Ciara’s true last name.

That’s when trouble rolls out the red carpet, straight into Ciara’s life. At Shane’s first live concert, Ciara finds herself face to face with her Irish Traveller cousins, a not-so-welcome family reunion that might hold the key to Ciara’s anti-holy blood. Jim’s spiral into madness makes Ciara an unwilling prize in his deadly feud with Shane. As Ciara clings to what’s left of her humanity, she’ll need her new vampire strength—and old con artist cunning—now more than ever.

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This is no mere *filler* novella either. It’s a must read for long time WVMP fans and serves as a bridge between the events of Bring on the Night and Lust for Life.

SO MUCH HAPPENS. So much! and Let it Bleed is second only to book #1 Wicked Game as far as being a favorite of mine in the series.

Like I said – it’s a freebie but be sure to check out how getting Let it Bleed to her fans was a labor of love and consider clicking on the donate button on the download page and be sure to read on for the teaser for Lust for Life!

What are you guys waiting for this week?


  1. I haven't picked up this series yet because of the whole Radio DJ thing, but I think I should get into it because I've heard great things about it!!

    Here’s My WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. I hope you give it a try. It's very original and if you like music then you should love this series.

  2. I just saw this for the first time and was a little stunned to find that Jeri had an adult UF series. O.o I have some catching up to do! It looks like a great series, I love the way it sounds and of course, after the Shade series, she can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. :)

    Great pick!

    My WoW

    1. I've been resign her books long before the YA series so it's funny to me that people only know her from Shade.

      She also has the most amazing fantasy series called the Aspect of Crow trilogy.

  3. Too funny, LfL is my WoW pick too! I have you to thank for getting me started on this series. I already have my book on preorder.

    1. Great minds think alike lol

      I'm so glad you love the WVMP gang too!

  4. I loved Jeri Smith Ready's young adult series, but I haven't read any of the books in tis one - not sure why! Maybe I need to get started.

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

    1. This is a really fun UF series - lots of humor, music and a completely original take on vampires.

  5. So excited!! I freaking adore this series, and I've had Lust for Life preordered for months now, haha.

  6. I have this one on my to-read list even though I haven't read the previous books. I want to read all the books at some point. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  7. I..haven't heard of this series. But the cover rocks!
    Here's my Wednesday post.. :)
    Have a great day!
    *New follower. :)

  8. I'm a big fan of J S-R too and I will have to try to make time to read this series!

  9. I need to continue this series!! I read and LOVED the first book! Great pick, Karen!

  10. Lust for Life seems eagerly awaited by many my sister-in-law included.I'm wondering if November will be the release date in the UK as well.