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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs ~ Molly Harper

Genre: Urban Fantasy




Rating 4 Crowns

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?

Move over Charlaine Harris 'cause Molly Harper's nipping @ your heels faster than the horses crossing the finish line @ the Kentucky Derby.

Harper's Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is an entertaining debut brimming w/ humor to the point of overflowing. This is topnotch hilarity!

If Sookie Stackhouse had a cousin, it'd definitely be saucy Jane Jameson!

I want to start out by saying I am not a vampire fiction groupie. I read what I love & usually love what I read. Usually! I am an extremely moody reader. No wonder the charming ladies decided to bestow me w/ that royal title -- lol : p.

I find the genre becoming saturated w/ watered down versions, blatant knock offs & snooze fests galore. Sadly, too many authors are chasing the elusive dream of recreating something that has garnered success for others instead of listening to their muse & creating their own literary blockbuster. That said...

Enter Molly Harper! Harper delivers comedy so effortlessly you will be laughing out loud from the first page.

Harper has created an engaging cast of characters. Every individual is well crafted, intriguing & riotous. Every riveting player hanging out in Half Moon Hollow is three dimensional & nobody's sidekick.

Jane is a feisty heroine that is not only energetic she is a bookworm! Love it!

When Jane gets laid off from her librarian job, due to "budget cuts" she expects a bit of green in the form of a severance check. Wrong. Instead of a severance payment she gets a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to a bar. Yep, nothing like a little "courage" to get you through the hard times.

So, when Jane heads home after drowning her sorrows in Electric Lemonades & meeting a tall, dark hottie...

Her car dies in the middle of the night -- basically keels over. What does Jane do?

She starts to walk home but is mistaken for a deer. Did I mention it is the middle of the night?

Jane gets shot in a case of drunk drive by deer-hunting...

That is all you are getting from me because I don't want to spoil it for those who are rushing out to grab a copy or ordering it online ; p.

Y'know, Harper just may have created the humorous vampire chick-lit subgenre in Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs.

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is the book to grab when you are thirsting for a rollicking read & a new author to adore. This series is just good 'ole f-u-n!!!

You can visit the author’s website go here or blog here.

To purchase a print copy of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs from Amazon click here or from Barnes & Noble click here.

The Jane Jameson series:

Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs
Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men
Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever

Giveaway Alert !

To celebrate Vampire week I'm giving away a copy of Molly's latest release, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog this week & make sure you leave your email address. The more comments you leave... the more entries you have :]!

Good Luck!!!

Moody Countess


K said...

Lovely review.
This is the third recommendation for Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs i've seen in 2 weeks

Definitely moving to the top of the reading list

and for the giveaway:
killemall9 at gmail dot com

K (Slip Carefully)

Teddyree said...

Feisty heroine and a bookworm, topnotch hilarity, rollicking read, yep that sounds like one for me. Thanks for the recommendation!

ParaJunkee said...

It does sound entertaining, but from the description it reminds me a bit of the Undead &... series (I forget the first title). All those books about the quirky female vamp that is in and out with her sire also. Did you read those? Is it anything like them??

For the giveaway - rrivera39@cox.net

elnice said...

I have heard so many great reviews of this book. Thanks for the chance to take it off my wish list to my TBR pile.


elnice said...

I added your contest to my sidebar contest link



spiralskygilligan said...

Seems like I will have to make room on my self.....or well get a whole new book self... with all the books this author is going to be putting out! I take recommendations as well,and read only what I love this seems like a book I will love. A Bookworm...and a FEISTY heroine cant wait! For the giveaway spiralskygilligan@gmail.com

Michelle said...

sounds like an awesome book! i've never heard of the series before now but i really want to run to my nearest bookstore and get it (or win it hopefully). jane sounds like my kind of heroine :)

countesschelle (at) aol (dot) com

joder said...

Along with your positive review my sister has been talking this series up as well. Will definitely have to put it on my wishlist.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing!
Please enter my name.

ibeeeg said...

Alright...you got me when you mentioned {{move over Charlaine Harris}}. I really enjoyed Sookie and if Jane is her cousin...then I am in. *smile*
Seriously, This book sounds like a fun read. A humorous vampire book sounds great!

Hope I win the book but if not Amazon here I come!


The Book Resort said...

Hi, K!

I really enjoyed this book & find it is a must read series 4 me. I couldn't help laughing out loud. Molly definitely is a new voice in the saturated genre. A welcome voice :). Let me know what you think of it & yay, K, for moving it up!

Hey, Teddyree

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs is definitely up your alley ;p. Haha!!!

I love the fact Jane loves books, too.

I am a sucker - Ha!- for characters that love book, reading & all things "bookish". Whooo~Hooo!!!


It is similar in hilarity to Mary Janice Davidson's "Queen Betsy" series but Molly Harper's series is an outstanding standout! If you love MJD's series... you'll love this one, too.

The Book Resort said...

Hi, Elnice

Thank you for posting this contest to your sidebar :).
This is definitely a series to add to your home library & I wish you luck!

Just be prepared ypur sides wil ache from laughing so much :).

Hi, Spiralskygilligan!

Thank you for stopping by! You will definitely need a new bookshelf w/ all the "Nice Girls" books Molly will be releasing. As soon as I'm done... I should blink my eye & the next installment appera a'la Jeannie. LOL!

Hi, Michelle!

You are my kinda gal -- rushing out to the nearest bookstore to grab your book goodies! Let's do a book buying dance :}.

throuthehaze said...

Great review
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

The Book Resort said...

Hi, Joder

Thank you for your kind words about my review :]. Your sister has awesome taste, Joder ;}.

Wishlist or good luck... anything to make this book yours.

Good luck!

Hey, Wanda

This is definitely a book you want to call your own. Laughs a plenty. Not to be missed, Wanda!

Happy you are tossing your hat into the ring. Good luck!

Hi, Ibeeeg

You had me rolling w/ your "Amazon here I come" comment. Too funny!

Jane definitely can be Sookie's cousin. She is hilarious!

Thank you for the terrifc comment.

Good Luck!

The Book Resort said...

Good Luck to all entering the giveaway :}!

jeanette8042 said...

I love the cover and the story sounds a new one to add to my TBR pile now!


Ladybug said...

Thanks for the great review! This book sounds so funny! "a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood." LOl what a great statement. I'm quarreling with myself wether to head on over to a online bookstore and order this book or not. I really shouldn't my TBR pile is to large for me already but...

I would love to be included in the contest. ladybug[AT]bluezone[DOT]no

The Book Resort said...

Hi, Jeanette
This is definitely a funny read & terrifc introduction to a new series.

Good luck!

Hi, Ladybug
Happy you enjoyed the review.
This is definitely a book not to be missed.
Add another one to the toppling piles. lol.

Ella Press said...

Cool review Diane! I started reading this 2 days ago and I'm loving it!
A very funny, quick read!

Don't enter me in the giveaway ;o)


Jo said...

This book sounds amazing! I seriously need to check it out! Vamps and humour? What's not to love?!

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

Pam said...

I have to admit that I haven't yet jumped on the vampire bandwagon but this series may make me take the plunge! Love the titles and I've heard such great things about them!

melacan at hotmail dot com

Cherie J said...

Sounds like a great plot. Definitely unusal.


JennJ said...

Great review this one sounds so good!


dorolerium said...

Sounds fantastic! I am adding to my TBR pile, I love some good vampire fun!

Anonymous said...

Come to the dark side, Pam. We have cookies. Bwahaha

Mishel said...

Here's another great review of Molly Harper's books. I'm definitely gonna get up and get a copy soon. I'm in the mood for some good laughter with Jane =) She sounds like an awesome character.

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Kate said...

How do you come up with such superb reviews Diane - Moody Countess? I really wasn't that interested in this book - I'd heard snippets about it but nothing to hook me. Now you've got me wanting to run out to the nearest bookshop to get a copy! Thanks for an excellent review :)