Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spencer's story, "Rave On," is now live!

As promised, I’ve posted the second story in the how-the-Wicked-Game-DJs-became-vampires series. So now, for your absolutely free reading pleasure, I present "Rave On".

On the Day the Music Died (February 3, 1959), Spencer literally meets his maker. For the first time, we get to see what happens to a brand-new vampire as he deals with the transformation into an immortal being. It doesn't involve Valentines and teddy bears, that's for sure.

It's more of a typical story-story than Monroe's "Crossroads," which was largely a mood piece. "Rave On" features fight scenes, cheatin' hearts, and a cameo by one of the other WVMP DJs. I hope y'all like it.

There’s a playlist at the bottom of each page for you to listen to, featuring tunes that inspired the story and/or appeared in it.

BONUS GIVEAWAY: Everyone who e-mails me at jeri@jerismithready.com (or just comments on this post) with a comment on Spencer’s story will be put into a drawing to win a Sun Records 50th Anniversary multi-CD collection, featuring artists like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash in their primes. Great stuff! The drawing will take place at 11:59pm Eastern on Wednesday, September 17.

If you subscribed to my newsletter, you could've read the story a week ago. I'm just sayin'.

Jim's story, tentatively titled, "When the Music's Over," will be posted in late October/early November, depending on my other deadlines. His will probably be a little weird. Maybe more than a little.

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Now playing: Wolves, Lower - R.E.M.
via FoxyTunes

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7 Comments:

Please sign me up for the contest to win the Sun Records 50th Anniversary multi-CD collection. I have just discovered your site and I love it!

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http://bobbisbooknook.blogspot.com
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Now, I'm off to visit your archive!

Posted by: Blogger Bobbi at 9/11/2008 2:38 PM

Oh.Em.Gee (as my daughter would say) That was fantastic! Big problem, however. I want more! That was a tiny taste of Spencer's history. I want the whole dang thing! Is there a possible book in the future, or maybe a whole bunch of 'em, from each vamps POV?
Crossing my fingers for the Sun Records collection!
Take Care!

Posted by: OpenID ailishsmom at 9/11/2008 5:32 PM

Thanks, Bobbi--enjoy!

ailishsmom, thank you so much! I don't know if there'll be different books for each vampire (my mind boggles at the thought of six more books, plus the ones I have planned for Ciara, which is at least 5!). I guess spin-offs are always possible. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/11/2008 11:11 PM

Hey there,

Please sign me up for this great giveaway. You already know I love your books and Spencer is one of my favorite characters. LOL!!

Posted by: Blogger Ruby (Mouth) at 9/12/2008 12:20 PM

Ah seriously we need more of the story! :-D It is amazing though and I agree with "ailishsmom" it would be awesome if there were more books to come from this!!!

P.S. Please sign me up for the contest!

Posted by: Blogger Nadia at 9/14/2008 1:57 PM

Please enter me in your gorgeous contest! Thanks.

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Posted by: Blogger avalonne83 at 9/15/2008 3:49 AM

Good review, thanks.

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