Review: Let It Bleed by Jeri Smith-Ready

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Series: WVMP #3.5
Published: 2012
Format: ebook novella
Reviewer: Amber R.

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 fiancĂ©, 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.

I've been anxiously awaiting the next installment in this series. I do this a lot. I'll find out about a series, usually from Amber I., then I'll buy and read them all at once, then I have to wait like everyone else to get the next book. It makes me so sad. So I was especially pleased to find out this novella had been released. This is directly following Ciara becoming a vampire.

In the books leading up to this we could all tell that Jim is starting to go off the deep end. Well that really comes to front in this book. We get a good look of the beginning stages of the change for Ciara. Also, how her becoming a vampire affects her relationships with her human and vampire friends. I thought that this was a good transition from book three to book four.

I don't know if any of you have read this series but it's a fun twist on vampire life. All of the main characters are awesome and the story line is always on spot. I really recommend this series, it's one that you won't easily forget and you'll be impatiently waiting for the next installment.


  1. I want to read this one. It has been forever since I read this series. I miss it. Amber, can you come over and clean my house and watch my kids so I can have some reading time? lol

    1. As long as I don't have to work, I'll come live in your basement, take care of the house, watch the kids, and cook meals.

  2. I keep seeing this series all over the place and yet haven't gotten started on it yet. It sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing your review!


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