Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mini Review: Let It Bleed (WVMP Radio #3.5) by: Jeri Smith-Ready

Contains spoilers for previous books!
Release Date: June 26, 2012
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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."

My Thoughts:

I love novellas. I love taking little mini journeys into some of my favorite literary worlds. I love the extra information a reader can gain from them and I love that reading them in one sitting is practically nothing and I love the escape they provide for a few hours.Normally novellas are not a necessary part of a series, however that is not the case with Let It Bleed. This novella is an integral part of the series and the events of this book will definitely have ramifications on the outcome of the final book. So WVMP fans, don't skip this one or do what I sometimes do and go back to the novella once you complete the series. This novella contains numerous turning points. Ciara is still awesome and Shane is still my favorite. Nothing really new there. Ciara is trying to settle into life as a vampire and life with this makeshift family.The problem is, Jim is getting out of control. When people from Ciara's past mix with Jim's crazy it just leads to trouble. And not the good kind of trouble, the bad kind. Jim isn't the only trouble, humans can cause trouble too. David needed a smack in the head, Lori as well, but David more so.I felt like David acted more like Lori's Dad than her husband with him trying to tell her what to do. There was no reason he should suggest Lori and Ciara take a break. They are best friends and best friends don't take breaks, even when circumstances are less than convenient. Gahhh he was being a butt. Anyhoo, I feel better now, mini rant over. As a whole I loved this novella. It moved along at a good pace and still managed to contain mystery and drama and action and sexiness within a lot less pages. After this I cannot wait to see what Jeri has in store for us with the final book.

Because Jeri Smith-Ready is awesome, Let It Bleed is available for download on her site for free.


  1. Its nice we got connected, I am a representative of the All About Books reading and reviewing club.thanks for this post- people in the club have been requesting book titles based on vampires. I am mentioning this book to them.

  2. I love your review!
    Anyways you are spot on why novellas are amazing! I love them for all the reasons you mentioned! And this series sounds hot and quite interesting :)

    Amazing review as always girl!!!!

    Magen Corrie

    1. Novellas are just so much fun! Like Shadows and all the Soul Screamers ones and Daimon and Leif and oh I just love them!

  3. I know how much you loved the previous books, so it's no surprise you loved this too! LOL ;p I am very excited to get on to this series....your awesome reviews have me convinced that I need to read these books more than I need to breathe! XD

    Fantastic review, Teresa!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

    1. Yes, breathing definitely comes secondary to meeting Shane McAllister! hehehe


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