Monday, June 30, 2008

Monroe's story is live!

In the nick of time (it's still June, barely), I've posted the short story "Crossroads" by Monroe Jefferson.

This is the "true" tale of how vampire DJ Monroe was turned, back in July 1940, at a Mississippi crossroads. It's slightly different than the story he told in Wicked Game. That version was just to impress the crowd at the Smoking Pig, but this here is the real deal.

It even has a playlist at the bottom if you want to listen to the music while you read. (Personally I think it has more impact if heard afterward, but hey, it's a free country).

To celebrate, I'll give away a brand-new copy of the first CD that turned me on to the blues, Alvin Youngblood Hart's Big Mama's Door. To enter, just send me an e-mail telling me what you think of the story, or post a comment here. I'll draw one name at random a week from now, at 11:59pm eastern time, Monday, July 7.

But wait, there's more! Beginning with Spencer's story in August, my newsletter subscribers will get to read the stories a week before the rest of the world. So subscribe now (or stay subscribed) and get in on all the vampire action early.

Enjoy!

Labels: , , , ,

6 Comments:

Jeri, this was fabulous. I loved it!

Posted by: OpenID kapajean at 7/01/2008 10:16 AM

That was great Jeri! I just love how I felt like I was there with the fog and the music. Fab.

Posted by: Blogger Tracy at 7/01/2008 4:06 PM

Hey Jeri! It was great to read Monroe's story...I could really feel the "vibe" of everything going down...COOL!!! :) Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the gang when their stories are up! :)

I've checked out Ciara and Shane's myspace pages...interested to see how things go with Dante...wormholes - don't know how hard those are to find a way through. I don't have a myspace page...I'm going to have to ask the kids to help me find my way through that!!! :)

Barron has found a home now, yes? Do you think you will get another foster any time soon?

Thanks for the great story and hope you have a Happy 4th!!!

Posted by: Blogger Kristin at 7/02/2008 7:33 PM

jeri, enjoyed the monroe story

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/03/2008 12:31 AM

Not sure if the "here" for entering the drawing is here or your Facebook, so I covered both. :) But my post on your Facebook goes double here :)

Posted by: OpenID ailishsmom at 7/03/2008 7:41 PM

Thanks for your comments, everyone! I'll draw a name tonight and post a winner here tomorrow morning.

Kristin: Baron did find a permanent home--yay! We're waiting to hear right now who our next foster will be. Maybe a baby puppy. Yikes.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/07/2008 5:07 PM

Post a Comment

NEW RELEASE!

This Side of Salvation

This Side of Salvation, Jeri's new contemporary YA novel!

Now available in hardcover and ebook.

“A smart, well-rounded, and unpredictable tale...bringing to light issues of belief versus free will, spirit versus body, and family versus self.” —Booklist, **Starred Review**

More about THIS SIDE OF SALVATION

Order from Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com.

NOW AVAILABLE!

Shattered

"Shattered," a Shade novella!

Available here on this website as a free download in all major ebook formats, as well as a printable PDF (now with photos!).

More about "Shattered"

About the author

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jeri Smith-Ready is a Maryland author of books for teens and adults.

Learn more about Jeri...

Photo © Geoffrey C. Baker

Sign up for Jeri's newsletter

  • First draft of secret new project

Current Reads


goodreads.com