The third book in Jeri Smith-Ready's WVMP series which began in WIcked Game and Bad to the Bone.
This book really gets the story into it's stride.
In Wicked Game we met Ciara (pronounced Kee-rah) Griffin a con artist trying to go straight and get a part time job while doing a degree in Sherwood.
She started at the local radio station, and got more thna she bargained for when the DJ's turned out to be vampires. Each stuck in their own time, trying to stop an eventual Fade as time goes on.
In her new role at the staition Ciara set out to market the vampires as exactly what they were. Vampires, Rock and Roll with Bite.
In the last novel Ciara negotiated with the Control a paramilitary style organization dedicated to caring for Vamps and fit them into mainstream life. They were interested in Ciara's bloods ability to cure Vampires of Holy Water and Holy icon burns (something Ciara beleived came from her complete lack of faith after her years as a child with her con artist parents and their faith healing business made her an atheist)
Bring on the Night starts three years after the last book with Ciara now training in the Control and ready to start her job with them as contracted.
At home in Sherwood a fatal extreme chicken pox virus starts to spread, and Ciara has never had the disease or even an incoulation. Not only may she be te next to catch it but corpses are starting to rise from their graves.
Ciara must put her faith, and life, in magic. Will anything ever be the same again?
I have to say this book really advanced the series for me, before it had just been an interesting twist on vampires (especially an interesting fact regarding why female vamps can't sleep with mortal men which was a new twist). I think the only other series dealing with radio and the supernatural has to be Carrie Vaughns 'Kitty Norville' series.
This book however really got into it's stride and the prose and story telling really draws you in. I found i empathised alot more with Ciara than i have done before. We also see the tender side of some of the vampires that we haven't before after Ciara makes a vital decision.
This decision is something that impacts her whole life and we can really feel her fear at how it will affect her relationship with grunge DJ Shane and her fears of how her life as a whole will change.
Ciara has never really had more than the one special skill and as a human we learnt about her life and the books didn't seem to be going anywhere.
Now they are and without going into more details and so ruin the surprise i have to say not many books and authors have done this change in their main character. I'd love to talk about it more but if you read this book you'll understand what i mean.
I'd have to say it's not my favourite series out their but with this book it's becoming a series i will continue to follow.
If you like books about vampires or rock and roll then this is a must read, if you just like supernatural booksi its worth a read. Start at the beggining of the series and bear with it it gets alot better as it goes along