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)
Reminiscent of True Blood. Easy to get in to and just enough action to keep me interested.
Enjoyed the main character, her name escapes me. She was just ignorant and sweet enough to be funny.
If she's the narrator, she adds humor :)
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
The narrator is perfect. The book is funny. I really like the female characters - definitely people I would like to spend time with. I am enjoying the series so far (almost done with book 2).
Snarky, witty, sexy and fun. Amanda Ronconi gives depth and flare with her sarcastic inflection. I would highly recommend this and all other Molly Harper books.
I have so enjoyed this series of books. What a refreshing and funny take on being a vampire! It was touching and yet so funny, I laughed aloud many times. And the narrator is one of my favorites! Enjoy!
Humorous, engaging, likeable
The mental and social state of mind with which the heroine dealt with her situations as well as the modern-day perspective she used to talk about it all.
The attitude of a 27 year-old woman with a bit of a chip on her shoulder was brought out very well by the narrator.
Not really unless you can call laughing out loud
I called this review a
I'm a DJ who travels a lot and listen to books while I drive 4 hours in each direction weekly. I've been an avid reader since the age of 5!
I was looking for something a little bit lighter and fun after some heavy topics. This definitely hit the mark. I had read the reviews and wasn't disappointed. Some parts had me actually LOLing. I liked it enough to download the second one which I'm currently enjoying.
Southern, entertaining, fitting
Definitely worth a listen
This series is great! The perfect cross between the zany characters of True Blood and the drama of Twilight. Devoured all three books and can't wait for more. Well read by Amanda Ronconi, who has become my favorite narrator so far.
Tell us about yourself!
This book really had me laughing out loud ad times. More than worth the time of listening.
Any other book by Molly Harper, So far all of the ones I've read have an irresistible off beat humor.
Amanda Ronconi bought a convincing life too most if not all of the characters.
The mistaken dear shooting incident and the telemarketing nightmarish job realization.
Report Inappropriate Content