LATE NIGHT RADIO YOU CAN SINK YOUR TEETH
Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the
straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She
takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night
time-warp format features 1940s blues, ''60s psychedelia, ''80s
goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon
discovers just how the DJs maintain their cred: they''re vampires,
stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.
Ciara''s first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But
communications giant Skywave wants to buy WVMP and turn it into
just another hit-playing clone. Without the station -- and the link
it provides to their original Life Times -- the vampires would
"fade," becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past.
Suddenly a routine corporate takeover is a matter of life and
To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends,
Ciara rebrands the station as "WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ''n''
Roll." In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs'' vampire nature in
plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick.
WVMP becomes the hottest thing around -- next to Ciara''s
complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the
"gimmick" enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who
aren''t so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are
higher -- and the perils graver -- than any con game Ciara''s ever