Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?
Love in vein: bite into more of Jane Jameson's paranormal exploits.
©2009 Molly Harper White (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"Hysterical laughs are the hallmark of this enchanting paranormal debut....Harper keeps the quips coming without overdoing the sarcasm, and her take on vampire lore will intrigue and entertain even the most jaded paranormal fan." (Publishers Weekly)
Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
It's ridiculously silly...in a good way! I've laughed or had a smile on my face through out the entire book. I guess I should've expected that from this author/narrator combo, but still. I actually snorted water into my timely-placed hand once.
Her narration allows me to differentiate between character and, though her men's voices are not as fabulous as her (southern-dawl) women, she's really great.
I found this book really entertaining and a quick read. It brought a little supernatural silliness into a couple days :)
There is nothing better than a good book!
I could go on and on about Molly Harper's wittiness and talent.... She is one of my favorite top 5 authors ever... But when she teamed up with Amanda Ronconi, oh my! What a pair! Ronconi's spot-on vocals and her ability to bring Harper's characters to life always leaves me smiling and begging for more!
This was a very good book and fun to listen too, I found the main characters humor similar to my own.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
It could do without the explicit sex scenes but it's a good book. Good story, good dialogue. Can even re-listen.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
maybe....I thought it started slow....but it was still pretty good...and Jane is a hoot!!!
Hmmmm....maybe The care and feeding of dead vampires.....also by Molly Harper...I loved it!!
The Library scene where she freaks out and makes them clean up near the end.....I was proud! And her fight to save her family....
yes and no....once you get passed the beginning.....yes....
Molly Harper has a gift for sarcasm and quick wit,,,,this is the 3rd book I have listened to by her and she never disappoints! I will be listening to all the Jane Jameson books!
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
Molly Harper is a master of wit. Every one of her books made me laugh out loud many ,many times. It might not be for everyone but if you like Jeanine Frost and Ilona Andrews ,you'll like her. And reader is great
I've never read the print version but the audio version was great in most part due to the narrator.
Jane of course! Jane is funny, smart and the saddest version of a "scary vampire" I've ever read. this was the first in the series and I won't stop until I've listened to them all.
Because of Amanda Ronconi I listened to the entire series. and I bought other audio books from this author simply because she was the narrator. She is grrrreat!
I dare someone to listen to this series and NOT laugh out loud. Go on, I DARE ya! :c)
Amanda Ronconi is great in this performance. She captures the mood of the book perfectly and the book itself is great fun.
I recommend this for anyone who likes a good chuckle and plenty of snark!!
Fantasy and Romance Author
On pretty much the worst day ever, small-town librarian Jane finds herself unemployed and undead in one fell swoop. What follows is an amusing, frequently funny story about her rocky adjustment to the life of a vampire, while trying to find a night job, trying to hide her new existence from her nosy, overbearing mother, and trying to figure out who's stalking her and harassing her.
The mystery is fairly lightweight, the romance fairly conventional, and the "villain reveals all in a grand speech at the final confrontation" was kind of cheesy, but Amanda Ronconi's wry narration and the author's trademark snarky humor make this an entertaining way to liven up a boring commute.
Say something about yourself!
I like to wait a little after I listen to a book to find out how I feel about it. This book was a nice surprise! I smile every time I think about it and will listen to it again. It is funny, very ???everybody??? of common people with normal issues ??? except the issues are not normal. A ghostly well loved dead aunt, an absolutely horrible grandmother, a doormat mother, and a sister that takes jealously to a whole new level. Then there are the friends???
A very good escape; well worth the point.
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