Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch.....
Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to his company newsletter....
When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex....
Elementary school principal Kyle Archer is a fellow fish out of water who volunteers to show Margot the picture-postcard side of Southern living....
Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to marriage to make his overbearing grandmother happy. In 30 days, whatever bridezilla shows up at his door will be escorted right back out....
Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there.....
When Sadie and Josh compete for the same Kentucky Tourism Commission job, sparks fly - turns out Kentucky really is for lovers....
This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense....
Needing someone he can trust, Jayne Frost's father sends her to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at a toy store are going missing. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions....
Vampyres don't exist. They absolutely do not exist. At least I didn't think they did 'til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead....
Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class....
In New Orleans, a pair of undead serial killers is about to turn Mardi Gras into a horror show - unless the immortal hitman Bones can hunt them down first....
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come....
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus' niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now...private investigator. Sort of....
Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn....
When out-of-work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she's saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick....
Let's get one thing straight - Ivy Wilde is not a heroine. In fact she's probably the last witch in the world you'd call if you needed a magical helping hand, regardless of her actual abilities....
At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball....
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?
I don't usually write reviews, and I am NOT a fan of the vampire romance genre at all! But I saw that other people thought this was funny, and felt like a laugh but I was prepared to doubt. Don't hesitate, truly, Molly Harper has such a funny turn of phrase, very dry wit, and she's written a smart incisive character (no pun intended) who is just like the friend we all want. Expect to laugh, well worth your credit :)
68 of 72 people found this review helpful
A few years ago if any one had told me i would be reading this sort of book i would have laughed at them.
It started when I found due to health reasons I could not read the fine print most of my beloved books had, so 10 years ago i started on audio books Fantasy and SCI-FI.
Eventually I ran out of the Audio books I wanted to read so I started reading books like True Blood, moved to Feehand and Lynsay Sands and then found this Gem.
This book is a very refreshing take on the Vampire Paranormal Books. I like the humorous take this book takes. It is wonderful romp from beginning to end.
Jane Jameson is a 27 year old librarian who becomes a Vampire because it was either that or die. I found Molly Harper Whites take on a young woman who has her own personal issues come to grips with her new life style as Vampire refreshing.
This is the sort of book you pick up and find that you are suddenly reading the last few words on the last page. It's one of those sort of books.
If you like this Paranormal Fantasy genre then you will love this book.
I cant wait to listen to the next one.
63 of 67 people found this review helpful
When I read the blurb for this book I was captured hook,line and sinker!!I listen to a lot of books while my hubby plays his video games and this book had me laughing out loud and the hubby wanted to know what was up with me. I pointed to my ear-buds and he said it must be really funny and it sure was!! The one liners, and the sarcastic view point of Jane was great. I've been told I have a sort of sarcastic sense of humor. I guess that's why I enjoyed it so much. I thought that Amanda Ronconi did an awesome narrating job and look forward to listening to more of her work. I will be buying the rest of this series!!
32 of 34 people found this review helpful
This book is absolutely hilarious! Seriously, I had to constantly stop the recording because of hard I was laughing. It was so good, I already wanted to get Books 2 & 3 before I'd even finished this one. I also really liked the narrator; it's a first-person narrative and Amanda Ronconi's voice was perfect for Jane.
All in all, great purchase!
38 of 41 people found this review helpful
What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?
Great narrator, all things considered.
Any additional comments?
I had positive expectations of this book as the beginning was smooth and punchy, it had personality. But we ran into some issues. The author never gives you a single scene for at least the first five hours that's free of her constant barrage of jokes and witty repartee. You end up really needing a break from that aspect as it wears on the nerves after a while, but the author cannot give you a break from this as the quips and observational humour are what carry the entire story. Oh, that and the plot that's borrowed almost entirely from other vampire books, one in particular. It's almost like a "what if this book everyone loves was more like that instead" piece of fan fiction that seeks to improve on the work it steals from wholesale. I didn't see an improvement on the original. I saw a story with an awkwardly written and dull romance, and a plot that wound through irrelevant events, like the main character getting a job at a telemarketing firm and (surprise) hating it, then quitting. Even her being turned into a vampire was a bit inconsequential with the boring way it happened. Even the murder she was falsely accused of seemed to hardly involve her at all. This character was barely affected by her own story. I guess she had to focus on formulating jokes instead?
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Having read Charlaine Harris and Jeaniene Frost I was a bit dubious whether this author would cut it. I was pleasantly surprised. From start to finish I was laughing my butt off. I will definitely be looking for more of Molly's books and the narrator was really good too!
27 of 31 people found this review helpful
When I read a book, I can only describe the mood by referencing the weather. Jane Eyre was dark, cloudy, and occasionally rainy, as was Wuthering Heights, and when I visited the Bronte parsonage, it made perfect sense. This book bathed in sunlight; which is probably odd for a vampire novel.
Most vampire books these days go for hot and romantic or dark and ominous... so to have a tale of a woman transitioning into the undead giving me the same impression of “weather” as a lite and cheery chick book was a bit of fresh air.
The book itself is light, both in mood and writing (the length is about half what I usually read/listen to) so I went in expecting a good time without the need to pick it apart with a critcal eye/ear. By the time I finished it, I was rushing to download the next two. A fun time, easy plot, and witty commentary left me light hearted and eager to hear more. The book is set in Kentucky, where I am from, and so the hilarity of having an aunt die in a “I bleed blue” tshirt (an avid UK basketball fan just like the other ¾ of the state) was an added bonus. She nailed Kentuckians and had me laughing at some of our quirks.
I found the use of everyday companies, occurances, and names (Mary Kay, Dick Cheney, etc) interesting since most authors skirt real life references for more obscure versions of the real thing. So Jane's comment about "the only thing to do at 2pm" was to "go to Walmart" got me giggling - oh how many times had I done the same thing (and can appreciate the outsider view on this even more having lived in Los Angeles for a time). I loved this aspect of the book.
The narrator did a fine job, though I did find it strange that the love interest and the best friend’s mother sounded like they were from the Simpsons. Still, the whole experience was great and easily earns 5 stars.
26 of 30 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs again? Why?
Yes again and again... I love Amanda Ronconi's narrating skills.
What did you like best about this story?
This is not the usual vampire book, it is lol funny and snarky.
What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?
All of it!<br/>
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
To steal from Molly Harper "Too Much Snark For one Film"
Any additional comments?
You might as well buy ALL the books in the series because once you start with this one you will need to get the rest.<br/><br/>Based on Amanda Ronconi's narrating skills in this series I took a chance on a series that I would not have thought I would like "Soul Screamers" by Rachel Vincent. Amanda narrates this series as well. I was pleasantly surprised with how the characters did not sound anything like the ones in this series and found another great series at the same time. See my rating for that series.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Full of laughs, but with a serious undertone... With so many vampire books to choose from (most with the SAME theme/story) Molly Harper's Jane is a real treat! Amanda Ronconi does a terrific job - just the right mixture of humor, irony, sadness and outrage.
I finished it in one day, continually startling the people around me as I laughed aloud. The gift certificate in lieu of a severance check was priceless... sounds like something my boss would try... ehm.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
JANE JAMESON IS THE TYPE OF WOMEN THAT TROUBLE ALWAYS FIND. SHES SMART, WITTY AND HAS A GREAT SINCE OF HUMOR WHICH MADE FOR A GREAT STORY. THIS IS A GREAT SERIES WITH AMAZING CHARACTERS AND A GREAT NARATOR.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
<br/><br/> I really loved this book. I just love Jane, she's so funny and so is her Great Aunt Jettie! I also loved Gabriel, Dick, Andrea, Jeb and Jolene! I enjoyed the story and Jane's initial adjustment to Vampire life although she still has to earn acceptance in the undead community. Poor Jane was the subject of a hate campaign in the story with some unknown targeting her to try and drive her out of the community or kill her. <br/>She also has to deal with a nightmare family, well her dad's understanding and supportive, but her mum is high strung and very interfering, constantly trying to change Jane. Her sister is also scheming and always trying to put her down, not to mention being jealous that their Aunt Jettie left her house and everything in it to Jane when her sister is quite covetous of the house and the antiques within it.<br/>I look forward to seeing how things go with her family as they have not handled news of her turning very well, well again her Dad is coping well and supportive of Jane but the rest of her living family is not dealing well with the news.<br/>I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Funny and definitely different good different loved it now downloading second book... Narrator well fitted to book.
This book made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Molly Harper has a great sense of humour and I listened to all 4 books in succession, I rated every one a 5 star with the exception of the final book which became a bit predictable. A good escape from serious reading.
will have a break but probably get some other Molly Harprer/ Amanda Ronconi combo's in future
A humorous book with a well-matched reader. The story is fairly slight, but the characters are engaging. Enjoyable, light reading.
I'm just not sure about this book, don't think it's really for me, it does have an interesting concept concept and is funny in parts, however i think I was supposed to find it a lot funnier than I did. I don't think I'll carry on with the series.
Bought this as part of a 2 for 1 as I wasnt sure I would like it. Not sure what I expected but its a really good listen.
If you want a gritty urban vampire story with lots of sex and violence you are in the wrong place. This is just a bit of fun where the lead character has become a lovable vampire
I really enjoyed the humour - Some laugh out loud moments which is a bit awkward if in public listening on headphones.
The narration is absolutely superb - probably makes the book better listened to than read though as I havent read it in print I cant be sure.
The story is fairly predictable and very cliched right down to the evil baddie explaining the whole thing to our heroine whilst preparing to finish her off
The violence in this book is cartoon violence of the mild peril type
I loved the interaction with her parents - how do you explain you are now undead?
The chapter headings in the helpful handbook "Guide to the recently undead" are hilarious
If you want a light hearted none taxing book to pass a few hours whilst doing boring things its great - I already downloaded the next 2 whilst the 2 for one offer was still on but will listen to other books first. I need something a bit more substantial as I previously read the first naked werewolf book and 2 in a row is enough for now but I will definitely be listening to books 2 and 3 in a week or so
I’m not normally into vampires and werewolves, but gave Harper’s Naked Werewolf series a try when one of the books was part of a 2 for 1 promotion. I thoroughly enjoyed Harper’s humour and wit in that series (particularly book 1) so thought I would try some of her other works.
This story was generally light and fun with traces of the wit and humour I so enjoyed in the naked werewolf series, but I just didn’t connect to it in the same way. It relied too heavily on the assumption that I would like it because it was about vampires rather than having a strong presence of its own.
The narration is excellent.