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)
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.
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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.
Molly Harper writes light books, but they are chocked full of humor and had me laughing throughout! If books had a comedy genre, Molly Harper would be #1 in it!
great delivery and style.
yes, because the reader did a superb job.
I liked Jane - her exasperated undertones when it came to dealing with her life in general were just hilariously well written.
She captured the voices of the characters in a subtle way not too over the top
There are several laugh out loud funny moments.
I loved the humor in this book - it made me laugh out loud.
The characters are very likable and a lot of the situations even though fictional have a gleam of real life in them.
The narrator did a great job of capturing the humor within the storyline and gave a great snarky attitude.
I have since read several other books by Molly Harper and have not been disappointed.
Good characters, love the aunt, humor, and the story flowed well.
When her mom, sister, and grandmother come over to take her out to lunch, and the aunt deflects the nastiness.
When she tells her ex-boss off, who doesn't want to do that?
I will read the series.
Yes, Amanda Ronconi's reading is so light and funny. She enhances the book. I've read Molly Harper's books and truly prefer to listen to them because of Ms Ranconi's narration.
The way a normal sedate life can be turned on its head in a night.
I have and this is just as well done. I do enjoy her readings so much I have wish listed book by authors I did not know just to hear her read.
When Jane went back to the library after all her changes.
Enjoy the fun of the material and the joy of the read!
I love books like this! Every once in awhile you just need fluff you can read that you don't have to THINK about, and this book fit the bill. Being from California, I found the southern references hilarious, because we just don't have "rules" like that!
I think the narrator was fabulous with her accents (In my head, I can still hear "Haaaay Shuuuuug!") and the situations Jane finds herself in are just too funny.
All in all, this is a fabulous book! Easy reading, REALLY funny, and an amusing piece of fun literature.
I might listen to this again, but it was almost a rip-off of Charlaine Harris's books.
I liked the humor in the book. It made me laugh.
When she read the book, you feel like it is the character actually speaking.
If you want a book to read for enjoyment and no heavy mental gyrations then this book is for you. It's light and entertaining.
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