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)
SuseADoodle - "Audiobook Addict!" - Please disregard my "guided" reviews since it appears that a lot of what I wrote has been chopped off.
Single librarian turned into vampire.
Hmmm ... has potential.
I'm not really "into" the paranormal fad but recently have found myself indulging in books in the genre.
My husband noticed this one and brought it to my attention. He thought I might find the book summary just "funny" enough to be interested.
And yes, the summary made it sound like a book with a bit of comedy in it.
Librarian gets pink slip with a gift card to a local bar, gets stinking, has car trouble on the way home, decides to walk the rest of the way, gets mistaken for a deer by a poaching shiner. I mean, that is just all flat out almost "silly" and as the premise for a book, should make for a witty and amusing tale.
I was disappointed.
Sure, she is shot, wakes three days later as a vampire, goes home and sees her dead great-aunt who had left her the house in her will, deals with family members who believe that aunt made a big mistake leaving the house to her, deals with family who believe she needs to get a life and find a new job, and deals with the vampire who made her, deals with vampire politics and intrigue when another vampire is actually murdered and is dead for good, plus deals with an old friend who starts attending a support group for friends of "others."
While I grinned at the turn of events toward the very end of the book, I wasn't impressed enough to bother going any further in the series.
Molly Harper is one of my favorites and Amanda Ronconi is right there with her! Molly Harper is so funny and I can't imagine anyone but Amanda bringing her characters to life! I have listened to this collection of books over and over! Well worth the listen!
Wonderfully read by amander (she really makes the content work) ronconi.
Believably and subtly layered this book is worth every moment.
In truth I have to recommend the entire series. If you enjoy adult fantasy this is one not to be missed
A sarcastic girl living in the south who loves to read!
This was a great book for my commute to work, I love Molly Harper's writing style and immediately purchased the rest of this series when I was finished with the first one. I highly recommend it for paranormal romance with some laughs!
Wow, I loved everything about this book, the reader is awesome. I love her main voice. The story is great as well. I just picked this when I couldnt find anything else to listen to. I am greatful to find such a great writer and reader. There is so much humor I was laughing out loud. Thanks, cant wait to read the rest of the series and other books of Molly's.
Purchased this because of the entertainment factor promised in the reviews (4.2 star average after 1297 reviews). I found it predictable and shallow. Overall, I was a little bored and found myself listening just because I didn't want to waste the money I forked out. However, the narrator performed well.
I love Molly Harper and the narrator Amanda Ronconi. I have listened to all of the books that are available by this author and she does not disappoint. This is more chick lit than blood lust, so if you are looking for a loads of action and violence, this isn't it. It is a good tale of the main character Jane. She is hilarious with her witty and dry sense of humor. As you follow this character you come to love her quirks and the personalities of the other characters even more. I hated for the series to come to an end.
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I've had this series on my TBR list for awhile and after reading How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Harper I knew that I had to move this series up my reading list. Then my lovely husband got me a 12 months membership to Audible.com for my birthday, so Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs was my 1st "purchase".
I love the sarcastic humor that Harper uses in her books. Nice Girls is a fun light hearted read with mystery and romance set in the South were vamps are out to the public. Jane is turned in order to save her life but she does an excellent job of adapting to her new life. Plus it doesn't hurt that her sire is the yummy Gabriel.
Nice Girls reminded me of a mix between Undead Series by Davidson, Broken Heart Series by Bardsley and a touch of Sookie Stackhouse with the mention of fake bottled blood.
Not only did I enjoy the characters and plot line; but I found the narrator fun to listen to. She did the southern accent justice. And with me being from Arkansas, I've heard some really bad fake southern accents before. She didn't sound like Forrest Gump while reading the book. She added the extra twang when needed without over doing it.
I'm looking forward to downloading the rest of the series. Look for my reviews of more Molly Harper books in the near future.
I wasn't sure about this book when I chose it because I'm not really a vampire kind of reader but I was hooked after only a few minutes! It was alternatingly sad, funny, romantic, suspenseful and really just totally delicious listening. I'm definitely getting the next one!
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