I love books!
I am not at all sure that I would want to listen to another book from the Jane Jameson books.It is kind of entertaining and I do not think it is bad. I just feel like I am listening to a sit com about a newly made vampire, her sire, her best friend ext. the thing is I find myself waiting for a laugh track. there are some funny moments but there are lots of times I feel the author is trying too hard and is missing the mark. I seriously could see this as a TV series and some people would like it a lot. I am very picky about sit- coms I would compare "Nice Girls Don't have fangs" to "New Girl" as a vampire
I've given this book 4 stars. This means I really liked the book and will read more from this author. If the author proves true to herself and her work future ranks will be higher. I simply like to compare authors to their own work and their progression and ability to keep their characters moving and interesting. I have no interest in comparing, I want each book to stand on it's own merits.
I don't like to compare books, authors or performers. I don't even like to write reviews. However, for the sake of this review I would have to ask why this is being compared to Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series? Perhaps we need to break paranormal genre into many, many sub-genres if we are going to do comparisons. I would have to put this book in the Vamp/romance/Humor sub-genre. And if I were going to compare authors it would have to be with Mary Janice Davidson's Queen Betsy series. I'm sure there are others out there, but I haven't read them. I only became enthralled with the paranormal genre a couple years ago when I was looking for my own genre to write in (my hobby). I love the freedom of this genre to create characters that are of a different nature. I hate when reviewers make comments about what a vamp or shifter can or cannot do. It's fiction, these creatures/beings are figments of our imaginations, there are no rules or guidelines that must be adhered to.
So, after all of my blathering, I would have to say I enjoyed Harper over Davidson because the humor was of a nature that anyone could understand and laugh with the character. She dealt with things mostly in the way any intelligent, level-headed and caring woman would...overwhelmed, accepted she needed to deal with her new life and hilarious in her thought process while dealing with chaos.
Queen Betsy on the other hand was just as true in her character...I suppose for me I wouldn't have had her as a human friend, whereas Jane and I could have been great friends. Betsy is OCD over silly things, loud, and abrasive.
Amanda Ronconi performed very well. Characters were clear and distinguishable without going too far overboard. My criteria for a good performer is that they don't have a constant whiny voice, especially for main characters or overly gruff voices for the males.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it gave me exactly what I needed at the time I read it. I believe I listened to it between book 3 and 4 of the Ice and Fire series by George R R Martin. Definitely needed a little humorous reading at that point. ???
The narration was very good, and I give Ms. Ronconi props for being able to get the range of voices out there.
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The ending, which I will not spoil, but the main character and her father share a moment.
A light, quick moving tale of vamps and werewolves, overlaid with snarky southern wit and charm. The performance was excellent, lending the proper southern twang without making me want to strangle her. Unless she was doing a character that needed to be strangled, of course!
It was cute, but predictable. I understand it's the first in a series, so it leaves you hanging.
It was a bit childish, except for the sex.
the author has an original perspective on a vampires life.
Nice twist on the world of vampires. No better place than a southern state to have the protagonist deliver the frank description of
I enjoyed listening to "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs" so much that I went on to purchase the rest of the audiobooks in this series. I love the charaters, and Jane is just great fun.
This light read is strong on humor and characterization. Jane is extremely likable and engaging.
This story is a bit like the Sookie Stackhouse series, but it's funnier and lighter.
I was hooked from the scene at the bar where Jane is drowning her sorrows in electric blue lemonades.
It definitely made me laugh.
This book is great fun!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Love this series. I've always liked vampire books but really this is the best ever. It's different in so many ways. It has everything. She covers the southern ways in such a way that it almost seems like home. The family dynamics are so funny.
Yes it was very different and enjoyable.
when she spoke to her Aunt.
She is really good with the different voices.
Her getting fired.