Thankfully, this is one fantasy series that is not fizzling out as it gets longer. Great book! I love Mercy, with her fierce independence & determThankfully, this is one fantasy series that is not fizzling out as it gets longer. Great book! I love Mercy, with her fierce independence & determination yet she's not a superwoman, and she has her weaknesses to soldier through or work around or ask for help with. She is still bothered by past psychological injuries and the pack now crowding her head, she is still more concerned by her friends' happiness than her own. She seems real, even if she does shapeshift into a coyote, is mated to the local Alpha werewolf, and deals with vampires and the fae. (Though no vampires in this installment.) Three subplots intertwine & eventually become one. Loved seeing the relationship between Adam & Mercy develop with the bumps & reconnects along the way as a real relationship might...with the added complications of pack politics playing in as well. The Samuel storyline is both heartbreaking & inspiring, although the resolution happened too fast to feel real. Also trouble with some of the fae arises and one of her friends is kidnapped Underhill and must be rescued. The character development in this installment was wonderful. I finished the book at 3:00 AM!...more
Love this series! Quite liked this entry (except not so fond of Pierce & think Rachel was a bit self-focussed in evaluating Jenks' reaction to whaLove this series! Quite liked this entry (except not so fond of Pierce & think Rachel was a bit self-focussed in evaluating Jenks' reaction to what happened with Matalena[Sorry so vague, don't like to do spoilers:])....more
Liked at as well or better than the first in the series (Cry Wolf!). Really like how Anna is growing into her role, and how Charles' and Anna's relatiLiked at as well or better than the first in the series (Cry Wolf!). Really like how Anna is growing into her role, and how Charles' and Anna's relationship is growing! I'm going to re-read it as soon as I'm well. (Have a horrible cold.)...more
WVMP is the only radio station with real vampires, who know their musical era inside and out because theyWVMP Radio - The Lifeblood of Rock 'n Roll!
WVMP is the only radio station with real vampires, who know their musical era inside and out because they were born and raised in it. Because they live it today.
Ciara Griffin is a con artist paying her way through college with her cons. Now however, she's trying to put that reputation behind her and start working a real job, and lands a job at a local radio station as a marketing intern. WMMP is floundering and Skywave, a giant communications company is trying to buy them out. WMMP has an eclectic late night lineup, covering each decade for about the 1940s/50s through the 90s (wich DJ's who are each expert in their chosden genre) and Ciara is in for a shock when she learns the secret behind the station. The DJs are all vampires, permanently stuck in the years in which they were turned.
Ciara has a brilliant marketing concept - revamp the station, changing the name to WVMP "The Lifeblood of Rock and Roll and have the vampires hide in plain sight, telling everyone they are vampires, exploiting the fang factor (which no listener takes seriously) for profit. It works, until an ancient vampire cult decides it is endangering their way of life and wants to eradicate the threat. Also playing in is The Control, an equally ancient paramilitary group created to protect good vampires and kill bad ones. The author's musical references are dead on, and the story is a fun read, with a different take on vampires.
And there's a website for the radiostation where you can listen to their playlists! www.wvmpradio.com.
I liked parts of it. I liked the further development of Jason, and his and Anita's friendship. well, I guess I liked the last third of the book, whereI liked parts of it. I liked the further development of Jason, and his and Anita's friendship. well, I guess I liked the last third of the book, where things were happening, and the story (of the series) was progressing and most of the sex was done with.
There was way too much sex in this book. I'm no prude, and I've been reading the Anita Blake books since the first one came out, so I know there's a lot of multiple partner sex in these books. This time I think it got in the way of the story, and was just pointless. Okay, it's part of her trials that she has this "ardeur" to feed, I don't need a blow by blow descripting repeatedly throughout the book. There was too much sex and not enough story....more