Chaos, Vampire, and Road-Trip. If that doesn't grab you attention, nothing will!
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs. This story brought us back to Half Moon Hollow, introduced us to more residents of the most paranormal SOUTHERN town in America!!
The sarcastic wit of Molly Harper's writing. Reading it just wouldn't have the same flair, nor the Southern twang that adds another level to the story.
Always, always, A L W A Y S, laugh my ass off.
No. I don't know anyone who would like this book.
No. This is the first paranormal romance that I have read. I realize that I do not like paranormal romances.
Had it not been a romance.
I know that it seems contradictory to criticize a book about vampire for realism, but I did not believe in any of the characters' motivations. The main character, Iris, is supposed to be educated, intelligent and responsible but most or her actions are crazy. As usual a thousand year old vampire falls in love with someone who is sweet and ditzy and he hardly seems to act like a vampire at all.
I think Ms. Harper can do bette.
Say something about yourself!
When you are tired of intense books, or tired of people finding their mates and just poof living happily ever after in a book where everything just seems to magically work out for everyone I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a Molly Harper Book where nothing works out the way you think it will and you will laugh until you cry and smile while you listen.
Some people don't want to get into these books because they think it's just another vampire series, they could not be further from the truth! In this book our human leading lady Iris owns a company who provides a special service...see ever since the vampires where outed by a lawsuit in the late 90's the general population has just had to accept that they really do exist. Part of that acceptance is creating sparkling fang toothpaste, Fo-type O (a fake blood replacement), and even vampire protection kits...all of which are available at the local Wal-Mart....nope not kidding! Iris's business is providing daytime services to the un-dead, for a nominal fee of course! She picks up donor blood, get's their pets groomed, cleans their house for the company they are having tonight and is just a personal assistant to the un-dead...but to be honest they kind of creep her out! She tries very hard never to meet any of them on purpose and never after dark.
That is until she goes to a new clients house and accidentally trips over his poisoned body on the floor. Oh she is SOOO not happy about being near the un-dead especially when the man asks for her help, for a sizable fee he needs her to take him home with her so he can figure out who tried to kill him. Waiting at home is her 17 year old sister, her mouthy opinionated, sneaky snarky sister...oh this is going to go well! It also doesn't hurt that the vampire is H-O-T!
The snarky jabs and jibes are hilarious, and I can't recommend these books and the narrator enough! Whenever I need a pick-me-up I turn to Molly Harper, she never disappoints! Put all her books in your wish list so audible can tell you when they go on sale, but to be honest I would pay full price for this slice of uncomplicated heaven.
I wasn't expecting much from this book and was happily surprised at the witty dialogue and humor. This was a "What the heck" purchase from the $4.95 book sale and I have been laughing ever since. What a lovely stumble.
What a winning combo, Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I am a die hard fan of these 2 women. Harper is a down to earth writer, with a wonderful sense of humor. Ronconi is just a terrific narrator. I try to listen to every thing these 2 do, it is such a fun listen. If your are looking for a light, fun listen, this is the book for you.
What's to like about the current craze for vampire books? Nothing much. While I don't remember how I came across this book, the title itself promised something different. Stray??? Vampires. Next, the description promised the story of a human taking care of the mundane day to day needs of vampires, which didn't sound like the usual approach in most science fiction books. So I bought it. Molly has a lot of fun with the foibles of vampires as seen from the human business woman's view point.
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I keep trying to read Molly Harper books. I've heard such great things about them. So I try them when I'm looking for humor. They just are not what I'm really looking for. They aren't bad, but I'm just looking for something different. I've found that I do better with them as audiobooks. I can listen while I do other things. I do catch myself chuckling out loud at times. There is a Simpsons reference in this book that I loved. Overall all, this book is okay.
As much as I have enjoyed Molly Harper's works and Amanda Ronconi's narration, I found this title to be listless, a bit rushed and only mildly entertaining.
The plot seemed rushed because characters would just quickly accept something traumatic or unusual and at one point in the story when our heroine has sex with the vampire, instead of some, I don't know, magical or sensitive moment, they continue their witty banter. In fact, there is so much witty banter throughout this book, that it robbed any remaining drama from the circumstances. No one seemed threatened or afraid or even really very sad because they were so busy with the witty banter.
I usually enjoy Amanda Ronconi's narration, but here it is lost in a rather average character. In fact, I think everyone in this book was average---even the vampire, who seemed just like a nice guy.
This won't stop me from listening to Molly Harper's other books, but maybe I will wait a bit.