Jane Jameson, book 1
By: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 8H and 45M
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 give it 3 and 1/2 hearts, I really have mixed emotions about this book, the narrator was excellent, she did a good job with the different characters and I really liked Jane, but there were so many parts in the book that I just rolled my eyes. I will give the series another shot, some times the first book to a series is not the best and it gets better with the consecutive books.
This book is more along the lines of Queen Betsy and I thought Queen Betsy's first book was a lot better.
By Kelvin (Regents Park, Australia) Feb 21, 2010
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 Parnormal Fantasy genre then you will love this book.
I cant wait to listen to the next one.
By Natalia (South San Francisco, CA, United States) Mar 3, 2010
This story had all the elements of a good mystery, but i barely made it through. The story is missing something. The main character is a 'nice girl' with bad girl tendencies and is turned into a vampire. The guy who turned her likes her... they hook up. meh... by the middle of the book you figure out who the villain is and you are just trying to see if the reason behind it has more to it. (It doesn't). I am not going to read the next two books in this series. I am kind of disappointed because this story had potential. Maybe if you haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse novels, you will like it. If you have, you may draw too many similarities between Jane and Sookie. ( Nice southern girl, living alone in an old family home, dating vampires, southern accents and etiquette, tough as nails attitudes etc.)