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Thursday, February 14, 2013

18) Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper

The Blurb :

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 twenty-five dollars 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?

My Review :

Four years ago (almost to the day! A coincidence!!!) I took a chance on a new series and author. It paid off big time! I loved Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs and have enjoyed every book since then. I can't get enough of Jane and the Hollow and it is a series I have been hoping to revisit again from the beginning. So when this first part popped up on Audible in a sale I took it as a sign!

If you don't already know about this series then you have been seriously missing out. Funny, witty and extremely well written I can only praise it highly and hope that anyone who hasn't checked it out yet does so. I don't think there are any other authors who make me laugh and giggle as Molly Harper does. Not one for humour? Well there are vampires involved and that combination doesn't seem like it should fit together but with Jane Jameson it does.

The narrated audio of this book was brilliant. Well read and with the reader using lots of different voices to help distinguish the various characters. The narrator captured Jane perfectly and I loved every minute of the book. Although sometimes you have to be careful not to laugh out too loud while listening to this one on public transport!

Loved revisiting this series and so happy I did! It is amazing how much of a series you forget about, even if you loved it and have been following it since it began! I am going to be listening to part two next because I need a little something more fun and light to listen to and also I just can't wait to catch up with Jane again!

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