Monday, March 02, 2009

WVMP Lives! (and a BTTB ARC giveaway)

I'm thrilled to announce that Pocket Books has bought another two installments in my WVMP Radio urban fantasy series, bringing the total to four! Yaayyyy!

I'm so happy, I wish I could animate this image so that it would look like the guitar was rockin' out in joy. But it would hurt my web designer/husband's sensibilities, so instead, I suggest you pick up your monitor (or your laptop) and shake it around while going "Nuh. nuh. NUHhh...nuh. nuh. NUH-nuhhh...Nuh. nuh. NUHhh...NUH-nuhhh." (That's Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," in case you didn't recognize it.)

There now. Didn't that make your Monday morning oh-so-special?

Anyway, I don't have official release dates yet for Books 3 and 4, but Book 2, Bad to the Bone, will be out May 19, and now you can pre-order it secure in the knowledge that it won't be the end of the road.

To celebrate, I'm giving away five (5) ARCs of Bad to the Bone this week instead of just one. All you have to do is comment on this post. Extra points* for comments that involve other famous guitar riffs.

I'll randomly draw five names Sunday night at 11:59pm Eastern standard time (oh, who am I kidding, it'll probably be Monday morning) from the combined comments from my blog, MySpace, and LiveJournal, and announce the winners next week. At which point, I'll go back to giving away one ARC per week until the end of March.

Also, I'll have one ARC giveaway exclusive to my Twitter followers, so if you'd like to join up ahead of time, come follow me...yes...into the light, my pretties....

P.S.: You have one more day to enter the other BTTB ARC giveaway over at Dante's blog. Just comment on his interview with Ciara by 11:59pm Pacific standard time tonight.

Now playing: Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
via FoxyTunes

*not really

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I always loved that long solo in 'November Rain'. Naturally, I identify most with Shane. It's funny that way. By having those different generations, you reach out to everyone. I'm stoked you sold those books, everyone benefits!!!

I'll be reading you long-term Jeri.


Posted by: Blogger Carrie Clevenger at 3/02/2009 8:59 AM

Ah, that's awesome! Congrats! And it's great news for the rest of us too :) You've got such vibrant, rich characters; I'm glad that the powers that be can see that there are more stories to be mined and told! I'll be looking forward to them...

Dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dow-dow-dow. (This is *supposed* be to be AC/DC's "Back in Black." Glad to know you'll be back!!)

Posted by: Blogger Kayley at 3/02/2009 9:13 AM

Congratulations, Jeri! I'm glad to see your writing is doing so well!

RJ Johnson

Posted by: Blogger RJ at 3/02/2009 9:21 AM

Congrats on your second deal of the year!!!

Posted by: Blogger JenWriter at 3/02/2009 9:26 AM

Congratulations Jeri! That is great news!!

Posted by: Blogger Jenn at 3/02/2009 9:38 AM

That's fantastic!! What a great yaer for you, Jeri!!!! YAY.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2009 9:50 AM

Super Rockin' Congrats!!
This must be the week of music related awesomeness. I just finished re-watching Blues Brothers 2000. A few of your vamps would fit right in with that cast. :)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2009 10:08 AM

Congrats! And woohoo for me because that means I have more rocking books to read. Does a lil dance. Ok for the guitar riff. dun de dun, chickachicka , dun de dun chickachicka.

Ok I know it's bad but it's suppose to be Smells Like Teen Spirit lol

Posted by: Blogger Carmen R at 3/02/2009 10:31 AM

This benefits me immensely. SO happy for you too! Kind of like the riff in Sunshine of Your Love. Uh Huh. That one. Yeah.

Posted by: Blogger slyboots2 at 3/02/2009 10:35 AM

That is so great. Yay, more books!

That is very happy news :)

Posted by: Blogger Poppy at 3/02/2009 10:52 AM

I scrolled back and forth very quickly. Does that count? Yea for you and yea for us. More books to read.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 3/02/2009 11:00 AM

Hi Jeri

Fantastic news. I'm hooked on the series!

No need to enter me in contest. Just finished the ARC. Great! Love it!

Posted by: Blogger Patricia Altner at 3/02/2009 11:50 AM

YAY!!!! Congratulations!!! :)

I'd love an ARC!!!

So here is my guitar solo...

Dun - Dun - Dun - dundun - Dun - Dun - dahdahdahdah

That's Jump by Van Halen...

Wait I think that's synthesizer at the beginning! Shoot!

oh well, I'm sticking with it... :)


Lisa :)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2009 12:32 PM

Congrats!! Cant wait to read them.

The Who has a bunch of great rifts, but my personal favorite is from Pinball Wizard.

Posted by: Blogger donnas at 3/02/2009 2:03 PM

Congratulations on Book 3 & 4!!

Oohhh....a famous guitar riff...I really don't have any, but I love listening to anything done by Jonny Lang. Plus add his voice, yum.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2009 2:17 PM

Great news! I'll be looking forward to each one of those future installments! :)

Posted by: Blogger Ken at 3/02/2009 3:15 PM

Two more!?! Awesome. I was already stressed that BAD TO THE BONE might be the end. So relieved to hear it's not. Congratulations!

Posted by: Blogger Angiegirl at 3/02/2009 3:34 PM

Congrats, Jeri!!!

Posted by: Blogger Cynthia Eden at 3/02/2009 3:35 PM

Great news!!! Yay!!! :)

Posted by: Blogger Kristin at 3/02/2009 4:40 PM

Dun ... dun ... duh duh duh .. dun un un un un uh nuh

WVMP Rocks! Long live the Vamp jays!

Great news!

Posted by: Blogger DavidH at 3/02/2009 4:45 PM

That is fantastic!

As for the riff, how about...

Do do doodle do do do

That was a remarkably bad take on Burnin' For You by BOC. And now I'll just slink off...

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/02/2009 4:51 PM

Yea! Congrats!

And I still love your new cover. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Rachel Vincent at 3/02/2009 6:42 PM

Two more? Woohoo ! Best opening riff is Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride.

Posted by: Blogger SciFiGuy at 3/02/2009 6:57 PM

Congrats, looking forward to the release!

Posted by: Blogger tetewa at 3/02/2009 7:54 PM

There are so many good ones. Pink Floyd has some, Iron Butterfly, Springsteen....

Congrats on the books! How exciting!

Posted by: Blogger macbeaner at 3/02/2009 9:02 PM

Congratulations on the additional book installments! Great News! Rock On!

Posted by: Blogger Donna at 3/02/2009 9:43 PM

It would be cheesy of me to enter for the ARC giveaway, so I won't. But... I WANT TO! :)

Congrats on the sale(s), Jeri. So, so happy for you!

Shakin' my laptop,

Posted by: Blogger Beth Ciotta at 3/02/2009 10:10 PM

Yay for more WVMP books! And, uh, da da da duh,da-da-da-da, da da da duh, da-da-da-da.
That's from David's Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World."

Posted by: Blogger Kimberly B. at 3/02/2009 11:48 PM

Great news, Jeri!

Favorite riffs - Led Z - Whole Lotta Love and Stairwa to Heaven; Clapton's Layla (Derek and Dominoes) and Sunshine of Your Love with Cream; Black Sabbath's N.I.B.; Don't Fear the Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult.

Posted by: Blogger Pam P at 3/03/2009 3:50 AM

Gimme gimme gimmme. I had love for Ciara's first set of adventures.

OK, that's out of my system. Now I can bang my head to the riff from Bohemian Rhapsody, Wayne's World style.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/03/2009 10:34 AM

I am so excited for this to release and congrats on the great news!!

A favorite of mine is the guitar solo in Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold!

Posted by: Blogger Lori T at 3/04/2009 6:49 AM

Yay, yay, yay! Awesome! Congratulations, Jeri!


Posted by: Blogger Sarah Beth Durst at 3/05/2009 10:37 PM

I am so excited for your upcoming books! I love how you put a touch of everything in your novels- action, fantasy, romance,'s awesome. :D

Dooo dooo do do dooo do do...

[This is supposed to be a part of Wild Thing by The Troggs.] :)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/06/2009 4:02 AM

You know me. I will read anything you publish. Oh, and The Awakening...well, I must say I wouldn't have ended it any better. It was awesome. Cannot wait for BTTB!!! And my daughter and I can't wait for your YA series.

Posted by: Blogger Chesh at 3/06/2009 8:13 PM

Congratulations! Oh yeah, and I'd love to win an ARC!

nuh, nuh, nuuhh, nuh.
nuh, nuh, nuuhh, nuh.
Hey, hey, hey... Goodbye!

Posted by: Blogger @GeekWillow at 3/07/2009 12:11 AM

Ooh, ARCs are nice.

I totally enjoyed reading all the "du-du-dun" comments. xD

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 3/08/2009 1:21 AM

Congrats to the following five folks (yay alliteration) who won Advance Review Copies of Bad to the Bone:

Barbara from MySpace

I've e-mailed everyone on this list except DavidH, whose Blogger profile had no e-mail, so hey, DavidH! If you're out there reading this, please e-mail your mailing address to me at jeri AT jerismithready DOT com, so I can send you your ARC. If I don't hear from you (or any of the other four whom I e-mailed) by a week from now, I'll draw replacement names from the same pool of entrants.

Come back tomorrow for the next ARC giveaway. And thanks to everyone for their good wishes and awesome guitar riffs. You made me smile. A lot.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/10/2009 11:32 AM

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