I'm a relationship coach (QueenBeesCoaching), survived raising my children and have a loving relationship. Life is good!
What a great read these stories by Molly Harper are! My boyfriend has heard me laugh out loud when listening (on my iPad during a bath) and now he wants to listen to them too. Rarely do I get such pleasure from one author's writings, but Molly's sense of humor gets my funny bone every single time.
This particular story was a bit unusual in that the vampire was injured and not doing so great. Other vampire books have them be all super-powers and stuff. It was pretty funny when she fell over his body and smacked her face on the floor - I mean, not that she did it, but that Molly would write a scene that would happen to ME. I would totally fall flat on my face, no doubt about it! I would then probably scream like crazy too.
Pet peeve - it did bug me that there were two clear foot prints in the pollen on the front porch in front of the window... but did anyone raise a fuss or mention it? If that had been MY house, I'd have had spy cams set up and facing the windows, that's for sure!
I highly recommend Molly Harper's books if you love a good laugh. They can get pretty steamy, so I wouldn't recommend them around kids. For me, the steamier parts aren't really necessary and I have been known to fast forward through them as they're not a great help on staying focused on washing dishes (using my iPad and a speaker so I stay entertained while cleaning).
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Molly Harper has created a quaint, funny, friendly supernaturals community. When supernatural people "came out" the people of the community realize there was an
opportunity to support the lifestyle required for supernaturals. Supermarkets stocked an assortment of blood types so vampires can pick up their favorite blood type at the local store. Some people, like Iris added a personal touch to her service to the supernatural
Iris Scanlon, a resident of Half Moon, has an exclusive concierge service which caters to vampires. Iris supports her and her sister financial obligations but is still just make ends meet. Iris is an intelligent, independent woman who lives by a set of rules to reduce the possible occupational hazardous.
With all her precautions, Iris is still faced with a dilemma. Take her "work" home, breaking on of her rules take the opportunity to make extra enough money to get her out of debt.
Molly Harper female characters are women who are opinionated, funny, and headstrong. They demand respect for their intelligence, and totally unaware of their inner beauty and physical beauty.
They are woman and stories that I enjoy reading about without a lot of profanity or explicitly sex. It is an enjoyable supernatural world, read it and enjoy.
Well spent in that I listen to it at work. However I do not feel compelled to listen to it. The narrators sounds very very young and I imagine the character to be a teenagers and she isnt. She does a great job but for the most part may not have been the right choice. I think the story line is intriguing but its not holding my interest.
Molly Harper is a great voice over artist. She may not have been the right choice for this character.
This romance may have been better had another pass been made at proof reading and edit. I may not be the romance novel type but I felt it was weak.
Anything read by Amanda Ronconi has to better then print...she is good!
She hits all the sarcasam perfect!
Moved in a funny vampire book? No...
Love novels, love to laugh.
Molly Harper does it again. More witty repartee -- another fun read. She uses a clever way to continue to connect with past characters. It's entertaining to go back to the Hollow and catch up a little with Jane, Andrea and Jolene. Do miss Zeb, Dick and Gabriel, though.
I wonder if Ms. Harper would consider doing another "Nice Girls" book about Jane and Jamie? In my opinion, Jane is the most entertaining as she comes with her wonderful and zany family. When Jane and Zeb get together, it's generally pretty funny.
Overall though, as long as Molly Harper keeps writing, I'm a happy camper. It's such fun to find books like hers that give me good laughs consistently.
Speaking of which, I'd love to know what's happening in Grundy, Alaska these days.
I thought it was funny and quirky. The story was semi light but the report between the two characters was like ting and yang and full of sarcasm...which I personally enjoy.
I liked the sister. She called like she saw it. But the main characters did the same
I enjoyed her narration. She put the matter of fact and the sarcasm at just the right parts.
It made me laugh.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
As always Molly Harper has brought the snark and sassy in The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires. This is the second book in the Half Moon Hollow series, which is a spin-off from Harper’s Jane Jameson series.
TCFSV almost read like the 1st book in the spin-off series instead of the second. There was more mention of Jane in this one than Driving Mr. Dead. And Iris was thinking of adding a transport service to her vampire concierge business. But Driving Mr. Dead was the start of the transport service so I wonder if Harper wrote TCFSV before or at the same time she wrote DMD. It was a little confusing but not enough to mess with my head. In any account you can read either book first and be ok.
I always enjoy Harper’s humor in her books and she delivers in TCFSV. But I found myself thinking that Iris and Jane (main character from the JJ series) was pretty much the same character in some ways. But that might have to do with the fact that I’ve listened to Jane’s books on audio and TCFSV and they have the same narrator. Although I love Amanda Ronconi it can be a bit confusing listening to Harper’s books since she narrates all of them. I have remind myself with each series that this is a different character. So if I had read TCFSV like I did DMD I most likely would not have felt like Iris and Jane were the same character.
Like in all of Harper’s PNR books there is a mystery to be solved and a romance that grows between the heroine and the uber sexy male vampire. I like the fact that we get glimpses of other characters in the Half Moon Hollow world through this spin-off series. With each story we get from the small town it looks like if Harper continues the town will be nothing but a super natural town full of vampires and werewolves. Which would be super fine by me; all of Harper’s characters are fun and just enough sexiness to them that I would totally love to live in Half Moon Hollow.
If you enjoy light and fun reads with snarky humor you must check out Molly Harper’s The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires.
Yay! Iris Scanlen finally gets her own book, so we get to learn a little more about the Bee Line business she runs. This was another fantastic side story in the Jane-world of Half Moon Hollow. It was great to get to see some of the more familiar characters back and to get to see Iris and her sister Gigi's relationship. It had a fantastic plot twist near the end, and I enjoyed getting to see a bit more of Ophelia. A definite must read for any Molly Harper Fans.
Will Ophelia be next? Or an Andrea or Jolene book?
I love this series. They are funny, well written and the narrator is fabulous. Light hearted, silliness that brings a smile to your face and just enough mystery and suspense to keep you guessing. I can't wait for the next one.
I absolutely agree with all of the reviews, the combination of Molly Harper's witty writing and Amanda Ronconi's narration is perfect. I find Molly's characters charming. I know I comment on this a lot however, I find women characters in many of the audio books I've listened to are obnoxiously sarcastic. When I hear some of these characters, in other audio books to be mean-spirited and sarcastic. Then I think, what man could possibly find this appearling in a woman? This is not so with Molly Harper's leading ladies: they are funny, smart, intelligent and witty. And the vampire males are....HUNKY. If you love a good vampire story, want to laugh and be entertainment, download this audio book.