Midnight Enchantments: Ciara Griffin
by Annabel Aidan
I picked this book up on a whim: WICKED GAME by Jeri Smith-Ready. I wanted an urban fantasy read; I wasn’t sure what to pick up. I saw this, I thought, hey, music, double-con, could be fun. I was looking for brain candy after a stressful few weeks, and I found something with more substance than expected.
Ciara Griffin’s lived her life as a con. Now, she’s trying honesty as a policy. She gets a job at a radio station. Only the DJs are vampires, and they’re stuck in whatever era they were turned. They know the music from their era, but the station’s going down the tubes, and Ciara has to figure out how to save them. Her plan — the ultimate double con by using honesty — yeah, they’re vampires, that’s why they work at night, only you know there’s no such thing as vampires, right? — works so well that some older vampires are getting tetchy. And a nervous vampire is a dangerous vampire.
I’m kind of vampire’d out. I admit it — so many vampires, so little time, and I don’t believe they’re all that sexy. But this book had a really fresh and unique take on the genre, and the characters were interesting enough to make me give a damn. It was a lot of fun, and it made me want to read more of her work.
Plus, she has both cats and a retired racing greyhound, which make her A-okay in my book. Yeah, I’d like Ciara to take up some more of my shelf-space! 😉
For more information on this and Jeri Smith-Ready’s other work, visit her website.
–Annabel Aidan writes romantic suspense with a hint of magic. She
publishes under a half a dozen names in both fiction and nonfiction. She
spent over twenty years working behind the scenes on Broadway, in film and
television, mostly working wardrobe. Her plays are produced in New York,
London, Edinburgh, and Australia. If you run towards her undoing buttons,
she will tear off your clothes and flip you into something else — and then
read your tarot cards. Visit her on the web at
www.devonellingtonwork.com/annabelaidan.html and explore her worlds.