In "Shades of Gray" by Katie MacAlister, Noelle is a Guardian: a demon-wrangler, imp-banisher, and all-round secret protector of humans from the Otherworld. While working on the set of a ghost-busting reality show in a haunted castle, she meets a sexy vampire, and together they prevent a Master Demon from killing everyone in the castle.
In "Undead Sublet" by Molly Harper, executive chef Tess Maitland is banned from her five-star kitchen in Chicago to recover from "exhaustion". Choosing a random rental house in Half-Moon Hollow to spend time in, she's unaware that the house comes with a strange man. Even though Sam Masden's ex-wife has rented the house out from under him, the divorce settlement allows him access to it for another ninety days. With Tess unable to go anywhere else, and Sam unwilling, a war of epic proportions is declared - and romantic sparks and heavy pots fly.
Jessica Sims's "Out With a Fang" features Ruby Sommers, a lonely were-jaguar who signs up for a blind date through the paranormal dating agency Midnight Liaisons. When she arrives, she finds out that her date, a vampire, was the human she'd been in love with four years ago but was forced to dump.
©2012 Katie MacAlister, Molly Harper, and Jessica Sims (P)2012 Tantor
I am addicted to audiobooks. It makes my 1 hour (each way) commute go by without me becoming an agressive driver. lol
I loved listening to three stories in one book. They were short and each one had a great, complete story. The narrators were very good. Without going in to detail with each story, they were all very good. Recommend this book for some quick, fund reading.
I love Molly Harper and bought this quickly, thinking it was one I had missed in the Hollows series. The only Harper in thee was one I already owned and had read. Lesson learned.
Skip the audiobook and visit the library. All three of the stars above are for Molly Harper. The first narrator, and story, was terrible. I missed Amanda Ronconi, but the narrator's for the second and third stories were fine. The third story was okay, but not enough that I'm likely to pick up any off Katie MacAlister's other books. Molly has a gift for turning her characters into real life, whether they breathe or not. Go pick up any of her other books; you won't be disappointed.
So I have to say the Molly Harper book was the best out of the three. I got this book thinking I would like to sample some new writers , I don't want be unkind to the first author Jessica Sims *but I have to say I didn't enjoy her book, I got bored with it, half way through and please get some else to do the narrative it was not good in my opinion.
The Molly Harper * book was funny, kept my interests and the Characters have personally,
even though she didn't you her usual narrator, She still did a good job.
The Sophie Eastlake book was cute, had some good humor , her sex scenes where good, I would read another one of her books. and
her narrator did a good job to, she kept me listening.
Would rather read under a tree on a summer day, than work.
As a series of short stories I loved 2 and 3 were great but #1 was not. I think it was the narrator. The story and voice didn't mesh. Not that either on was bad but, not together. #2 was so funny I laughed out loud. Love the story of revenge college style as adults. #3. Was sweet
I recommend this book for a good laugh
The three stories were not well conceived and made me mad at the attempt. I was so excited to find an audio anthology but the stories were vapid and weak.
The first two short stories are well written and performed. The last one, "Out with a Fang".... felt like a chore to get through. Seemed like a story written by a randy teenager. The narrator, her constant "chipperness" started to grate on my nerves.
The first story was neither here nor there - didn't really do it for me. I think the narrator captured the spirit of the characters well enough but they weren't for me.
The second story is the reason I bought this compilation. I love Molly Harper's Half Moon Hollow books and was not disappointed with this story. The narrator did an excellent job bringing Tess and Sam to life. If there is anything to be disappointed in, it's that she gave Zeb the voice of a yokel in his two or three lines. Not enough to really worry about, though.
The third story was a pleasant surprise. I think I'd like to read/listen to more from this author. The narrator was brilliant. I love her rich vocal range.
I mainly got this book for the stories by Katie Macalister and Molly Harper. Their stories are part of the dark ones series and half moon hollow respectively. Both are great though I found Jessica Sims to be lacking. Hers lacked a lot of the quirky humor the other two had. It wasn't bad just not as good as the other two.
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