Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

Her husband worked nights and Molly was alone with their small child in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls.” A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, KY. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her HALF-MOON HOLLOW series.

You can keep up with Molly online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

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In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire was exactly what I needed. A light-hearted, happy tale with a snarky heroine, a fun mystery, & an utterly lovable & dysfunctional undead family. :)

Molly Harper is a master at making me smile, and that was exactly what she did with this installment of Half-Moon Hollow. The over-protective antics of Gigi's sister and the rest of her undead family had me grinning from ear to ear, and Gigi is one of those heroines that you can't help but love. She just can't help but get into trouble and it is entertaining every step of the way. Nik is a great hero, as well. Quirky, sexy, and all male, he knows what he wants, isn't afraid to go and get it, and keeps Gigi on her toes.

The concept behind The Dangers of Dating a Rebound vampire was super fun. Magic and mayhem ensue to create a fun and exciting mystery that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat waiting to see if Gigi will get her man or if her family - and the big bad - will keep them apart. And the 'undead corporate America' pieces gave me flashbacks to those days at the office. :)

My only complaint about the book was the insta-love. I'm personally not a fan, and while I know that it happens all the time in PNR, it just never feels believable to me. That aside, everything else in the book was utterly enjoyable and entertaining, and I could easily overlook the fact that it was love at first sight, and that Gigi loved Nik even when they'd only met a couple of times and he was suspiciously trying to kill her. :-P After all, this is fantasy right!!? Besides, Molly made the quirks of the characters make it somehow believable. The sign of a good story teller... <3

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

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