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Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1 | [Molly Harper]

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - The Molly Harper/Amanda Ronconi pairing has become the stuff of Audible legend, and it all started with this book. If you ever feel like the vampire romance genre has all gotten a little bit too serious and swooning for its own good, this is the perfect antidote. The kick-off to the delightfully quirky and laugh-out-loud funny Nice Girls;... series, as well as an equally popular spin-off series, this book has been a non-stop hit with our listeners. — Emily

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Laurie Indio, CA, United States 09-12-10
    Laurie Indio, CA, United States 09-12-10
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    "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is Fantastic!"

    I am a big fan of Mary Janice Davidson's "Undead - Betsy Vampire Queen" series because of the sharp humor. Molly Harper's series has now had the same impact! Bright, witty, entertaining and most importantly, helps me to forget the troubles in my life and the heat in my hike in the SOCAL desert heat! I already have the next two books in this series downloaded...I hope she is not dead and that they are ending but could be. Never heard of you Molly, but you have a fun style and totally different than Mary Janice, except the "vampire" theme and THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING THERE WERE/ARE FANS WHO ARE NOT "TWEENS" in this genre!!!

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    Amazon Customer 09-11-10

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    "Fun read"

    A fun book. Jane has personality...for her family too much, but the guys adore her. Loved it.

    Amanda Ronconi is perfect as the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie 08-30-10
    Jackie 08-30-10
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    "Jackie C"

    This is the first in a series of three. It is hilarious. The writer has a great wit and provide an engaging story. The narrator reads the story with perfect inflection. I can't wait for the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-30-10 Member Since 2013

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    "A very fun read!"

    I was looking for something light and entertaining for a weekend listen, and Nice Girls was perfect! Interesting storyline and characters, and made me laugh out loud several times! I have already downloaded Book 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shelly Eddyville, IA, United States 08-24-10
    Shelly Eddyville, IA, United States 08-24-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"

    Really nice easy read. Slightly predictable but really how far can a book about vampires stray off the beaten path. It was good enough for me to want to find out whats next!!

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    Js Banks 08-23-10
    Js Banks 08-23-10
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    "My Wife Made Me Listen"

    Yes, another vampire romance, but my wife knew that this was one piece of chick lit. I would dig.
    I will never "read" Molly Harper's series; rather, I will always listen to Amanda Ronconi. She is one of the best matches of narrator to material ever. What a delight; she brings out every bit of wit that the clever author comes up with. My favorite is her take on the "Welcome Wagon" lady.
    Our heroine is kind of a southern version of Isabel Spellman, the semi nuts investigator of Lisa Lutz "Spellman" files. This novel is maybe not perfect, but still perfectly delightful. For a first effort, Molly Harper almost knocks it out of the park.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Haymarket, VA, United States 08-11-10
    Patricia Haymarket, VA, United States 08-11-10 Member Since 2009
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    "LOL FUNNY"

    I walked around laughing while I listened to this series. I fab easy listen

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    QuanYin4 07-17-10
    QuanYin4 07-17-10
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    "Right up there with Sookie Stackhouse!"

    I REALLY enjoyed this book, and kept thinking that Jane Jameson and Sookie Stackhouse (by Charlaine Harris) should get together for some drinks. What a hoot! I'm exciting to me getting the next in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sabrina Mountain View, MO, United States 06-24-10
    Sabrina Mountain View, MO, United States 06-24-10 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW!!! Love this series :)"

    I downloaded and listened to all three books in this series in one week. My house was very clean. At first I thought that it might not be my kind of book. It picked up pace and I enjoyed it very much. Then I downloaded two and three and they were just as good.

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    Natalie Silver Spring, MD, United States 06-20-10
    Natalie Silver Spring, MD, United States 06-20-10
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    "Who cares"

    Initially, the book was funny and presented a unique perspective on vampire life BUT ultimately it was clear that it was more like running commentary about vampire life in KY minus the interesting narrative. Not worth the $$.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • markyb
    11/18/10
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    "Fun and funny characters"

    I just love this series of books! The interplay between the characters is very funny and the books just zip along. The narration by Amanda Ronconi is spot on and the story is very engaging.
    As a 40 something truck driver who usually listens to Sci-Fi when travelling up and down the country you might not think that these books are aimed at me but I'm glad I gave them a try.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Niall
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    10/11/12
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    "Very enjoyable, light, humorous, vamp romance"

    I picked this book out more or less at random as something light to listen to. I've been having difficulty reading actual text and I've turned to audiobooks to "read" more. I am particularly glad I picked this one.



    Jane is a librarian who suddenly discovers herself to be unemployed, gets drunk at a bar, gets shot (mistaken for a deer), and has the choice of being dead, or undead. A few days later she wakes up a vampire. She has a best friend who is almost as dotty as she is, and an overbearing mother. But now that she's undead she has her favourite (dead) relative to keep her company and a suave, attractive sire who she fancies something rotten, but he did turn her into a vampire. On top of that, someone seems to have it in for her, and she needs a new job.



    At least she lives in a world which knows vampires exist. The setting is wonderfully cynical; just my kind of concept. The existance of vampires was revealed as part of a disability lawsuit. Each chapter begins with a quote from the "Guide for the Newly Undead," and the local vampire community holds meet-and-greet parties for newbie vampires, hosted by a vampire property agent (how could anyone tell the difference).



    The narration on this one is good. Amanda Ronconi pulls off the accents, even an English one, nicely and it felt like she enjoyed reading the story even as I laughed my way through it.



    I'll be putting the second in the series on my wishlist.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    EdinburghUnited Kingdom
    4/13/10
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    "Very funny modern twist on vampire tale"

    If you like Charlaine Harris then you will like this. Molly Harper writes with a funny, dry wit. Her tale of Jane Jameson's turning and life with her family, friends and boyfriend/sire is very engaging and had me laughing out loud while listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Harlequin864
    8/25/14
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    "Loved every second."
    What did you like most about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    Everything. It was brilliant. Absolutely hilarious, I mean laugh out loud funny. Amanda Ronconi delivers each character brilliantly and doesn't make them sound fake. She manages to portray male characters well too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have two. Dick, and Aunt Jetty.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended. I also recommend the other books in the series. They're all excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R
    8/1/14
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    "Light, funny, easy listening.."
    What did you like best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs? What did you like least?

    Loved the quirky take on vampires and their way of life: the guide for the newly undead!If I'm honest, I didn't feel that much chemistry between Jane and her 'maker' (sorry I'm a truebie!)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane- just the right amount of crazy!


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Brilliant as ever!


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Of course! Vampires, werewolves, ghosts....what's not to love!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tanice
    4/12/14
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    "crazy jane"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version but i really like the audio version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    When Jane was just turned and woke up to see Gabriel and flew up to the ceiling


    What does Amanda Ronconi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    she painted the picture superbly, i could not have done it if i was reading the book


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Every time Jane spoke i laughed..The girl is crazy!


    Any additional comments?

    I already read all the books in the series and I absolutely loved them especially when Jane stuck it to her grandma, really enjoyed the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    Launceston, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Turns the vampire idea on it's head!"

    Loved it! The MC is entertaining, articulate, self-deprecating and delightfully ordinary. Well, considering. Her reaction to the events is quite plausible and the story develops nicely. I love her manic family as well. THe narrator is perfect for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Niall
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
    Overall
    "An excellent, humerous, urban fantasy."

    I picked this book out more or less at random as something light to listen to. I've been having difficulty reading actual text and I've turned to audiobooks to "read" more. I am particularly glad I picked this one.

    Jane is a librarian who suddenly discovers herself to be unemployed, gets drunk at a bar, gets shot (mistaken for a deer), and has the choice of being dead, or undead. A few days later she wakes up a vampire. She has a best friend who is almost as dotty as she is, and an overbearing mother. But now that she's undead she has her favourite (dead) relative to keep her company and a suave, attractive sire who she fancies something rotten, but he did turn her into a vampire. On top of that, someone seems to have it in for her, and she needs a new job.

    At least she lives in a world which knows vampires exist. The setting is wonderfully cynical; just my kind of concept. The existance of vampires was revealed as part of a disability lawsuit. Each chapter begins with a quote from the "Guide for the Newly Undead," and the local vampire community holds meet-and-greet parties for newbie vampires, hosted by a vampire property agent (how could anyone tell the difference).

    The narration on this one is good. Amanda Ronconi pulls off the accents, even an English one, nicely and it felt like she enjoyed reading the story even as I laughed my way through it.

    I'll be putting the second in the series on my wishlist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    3/7/11
    Overall
    "Fang-tastic!"

    If you are a lover of the Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood books, you'll love this!
    It's funny, refreshing and made me smile. It's nowhere near as ermmm.... 'adult' or 'naughty' as the Charlaine Harris books but a good listen. I really liked the narrator, she has a great voice and accent. I listened to the whole book in three days (whilst doing house-work) and have just downloaded the next one which I'm looking forward to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tania
    Tring, Herts, United Kingdom
    1/2/11
    Overall
    "Highly derivative: Sookie Stackhouse with fangs"

    I bought this on the strength of the other reviews. In fairness, if I'd been in a coma for the last five years and never come across a Southern-virginal-beautiful-oddball-girl-with-supernatural-powers type heroine, then I would have been quite impressed by this book and its story of an alternative world ridden with supernatural beings. However, having worked my way through most of the True Blood books and dabbled in much of the rest of the genre, I have to say that this is a profoundly unimaginative rip off and basically more of the same - only Sookie has a different name and is a vampire, rather than telepathic. There are slightly more jokes, but nothing that laugh out loud so it can't, imho, even claim to be a satirical version of the same.

    If you've run out of True Blood/Twilight/etc. etc. and are desperate for a new fix, this might be just up your street, but if you feel that the whole vampires coming out of the closet story line has been done to death, then I wouldn't recommend this title at all.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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