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 Janeite geek
This genre has become overcrowded lately so I was pleasantly surprised by the author???s originality. She expressed great humor with her style and wit, not focusing on the mythology but on character development and human interactions instead. Ronconi???s male voices were not very convincing but still okay. Harper???s, or rather, Jane???s ???Jane Austen issues??? was the final touch to win my heart over. Fun! I immediately ordered the next two books right after finishing this.
I'm surprised so many other reviewers noted how much like the Stookie Stackhouse series this book is, but not many mention the Undead and Unwed series. For me, this was a cross between the two, more heavily borrowing from Undead and Unwed in style despite being set in the South and having many borrowed elements from the Sookie series. I would recommend sticking with either or both of the other series, both of which I really liked. This really was not as good as either other series and did "borrow" (steal) heavily from both, particularly the Undead and Unwed series.
O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!
I love Molly Harper her southern books are to die for. If you want a funny romance, with vampires then this is it
I LOVE audiobooks. Audible is the only way I read my favorite books.
...not a bad read. At first, I was put off by how much of a Sookie knockoff it was, but I was really in need of something new since the next Sookie book won't be out 'til 2011, so I picked it back up again. Ronconi does as good of a job as the narrator, as Johanna Parker does for the Sookie books.
Sookie is better, but Jane comes in as good filler when you've read, reread, and read again all of the Sookie stories. I liked it enough to pick up my paperback copy when I couldn't listen.
If you love the Sookie Stackhouse series (at least the beginning) but wished that Sookie had been the vampire. Well this book grants your wish. With razor sharp wit and humor Molly Harper introduces us to Jane Jameson who has all the southern charm of Sooke Stackhouse.
I really enjoyed this book, I found myself posting some of the funniest comments and quotes on my facebook to make my friends laugh. I think I have at least two more people now reading the series after that.
If you are looking for a fun, humorous, vampire adventure with a splash of romance novel (just a sprinkling for flavor), this is your book.
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!!!
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.
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!
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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