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)
The story was rather weak. I would consider it an okay read. It would not encourage me to get the next one in the series.
Yes I would. I am on the 3rd book of Jane Jamesons tales and am finding the humor
aspect far more appealing. I would like to listen to the 1st one again to see if I am
totally in sync with the humor as with the 3rd book. I cut my vampire teeth on
Sookie Stackhouse and love Charlaine Harris's humor - which is slightly different
than Molly Harpers. While I found the 1st book entertaining there were no laugh out
loud episodes. Now I am totally engrossed in the characters and can concede
there are vampires and there are other vampires. I can enjoy them all.
Jane is a flip kind of girl and true to her "self". I LOVE a good character. They have so
much more going for them than the "bad boy" type and her take on things is refreshing.
Her world brings out so many every day challenges and she excels at being her new
self and handling the situation - (with that flip attitude). Good and humorous triumphs
Amanda is totally Jane. She allows you to get engrossed and enjoy Jane and the
others as you would any group you would meet here in the real world. She is totally
believable as the main character and all of the others with excellent execution of
the line delivery.
Au contraire - the fangs come with the nice girl in this one.
I would not have reviewed this book had I not listened to the next 2. I like characters who grow on me.
I liked the modern take on vamperism, the characters were funny, witty and "human".
I would compare the book to the Sookie Stackhouse books because of the modern take on dating vampires & living in the human world.
I like the scene between the heroine Jane & her lover Gabriel when they first decided to become sexual. It was weird, interesting & hot.
I would use Sassy Kickin Undead!!!
Yes - it was funny, likeable characters, and well read.
Jane's first fight with Gabriel
The whole thing was funny.
I laughed out loud several times - I could easily relate to the characters, and the humiliating and funny mishaps and Jane's hysterical comments.
I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
If you like Sookie, you'll love Jane! This is a very fun and entertaining listen. I loved it. The narrator does a wonderful job!
I love everything about this story! The herioine is cheeky, unpredictable and strongwilled, the storyline a far cry from many of the vampire books out there that's usually about macho men saving their beautiful but weak destined-to-be wives from harm. Well, there is a bit of saving going on,but in a good way.
The characters are very well thought through with personalities that made me both laugh (out loud in afternoon rush hour at the tube station like a lunatic) and want to pull my hair out by the roots in frustration. Just read it and you'll understand.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.
This was a decent book. I have to say it didn't really drag me into the series, but it was an easy, cute read.
I really liked how to seduce a naked warewolf. Found it on sale on one of those audible offers and really thought it was light and entertaining. This book was not quite as entertaining, but I still enjoyed it and think it is worth a listen.
My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.
I loved the reader and she did a great job with this book. I loved the story and the characters. I loved the situations. I laughed so hard at one part that people at the grocery store were staring. I really wanted to share the humor with them, but only one set of earphones and I was trying to get finished. The whole southern thing just adds to the book's humor. I live in Texas, and believe me, the southern rules of hospitality and mama manipulation are no different here than there. I felt I could drive and get to this place and meet these people. The romance is great and really well written and read.
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