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)
A light, quick moving tale of vamps and werewolves, overlaid with snarky southern wit and charm. The performance was excellent, lending the proper southern twang without making me want to strangle her. Unless she was doing a character that needed to be strangled, of course!
It was cute, but predictable. I understand it's the first in a series, so it leaves you hanging.
It was a bit childish, except for the sex.
the author has an original perspective on a vampires life.
Nice twist on the world of vampires. No better place than a southern state to have the protagonist deliver the frank description of
I enjoyed listening to "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs" so much that I went on to purchase the rest of the audiobooks in this series. I love the charaters, and Jane is just great fun.
This light read is strong on humor and characterization. Jane is extremely likable and engaging.
This story is a bit like the Sookie Stackhouse series, but it's funnier and lighter.
I was hooked from the scene at the bar where Jane is drowning her sorrows in electric blue lemonades.
It definitely made me laugh.
This book is great fun!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
Love this series. I've always liked vampire books but really this is the best ever. It's different in so many ways. It has everything. She covers the southern ways in such a way that it almost seems like home. The family dynamics are so funny.
Yes it was very different and enjoyable.
when she spoke to her Aunt.
She is really good with the different voices.
Her getting fired.
I had listened to the first of the werewolf series by Molly Harper previously, and was unimpressed. I thought that this was a different author, and had been dismayed to learn that they were both Molly Harper books, with the same narrator. However, when I started listening, I found it hard to put down! Although this main character is also sulky and whiny, it fits her better, and plays into the plot in a way that it did not in the other series. The plot carried me on from beginning to end, with surprises at every turn. A thoroughly enjoyable listen.
The surprise in the beginning about how the main character becomes a vampire is very funny and original.
Although I personally think the narrator's voice is nasal, that is not something I think she can improve upon. Her voice was a good choice for the part.
This book was hilarious for a vampire novel, and that is something that many try for, and at which few succeed.
I would definitely recommend this book for a light, fun read; this book would make a great vacation novel.
Molly Harper writes a great Intro to being a Vampire from the viewpoint of one conservative small town girl. Amanda Ronconi does a humorous job of giving a southern voice to the girl and the rest of the crowd in the book. The plot is not new but it has a fair number of twists and turns. It follows one of Molly's other books of an overbearing mother who wants to control everything and a dysfunctional sister. Overall the mix of characters and their influence on the new vampire provides plenty of reason to come up with reasons for walking around with my earplugs in while listening to the audiobook - regardless of where I am.
Yes - just as good.
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I enjoyed this book and it's narration. It is more of a performance than 'a reading', I felt like I got to know the character through the voice. I hope Amanda Ronconi, reads the next books in the series.
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