DRIVING MR. DEAD is Straight Out Fun!

by Molly Harper
Series: Kentucky, Molly Harper, Paranormal romance, Vampire
Published by Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster Genres: humor, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Personal Property, purchased
DRIVING MR. DEAD
Kindle Edition: 601 KB
180 Pages
Also available for Nook
Miranda Puckett is a bit of the family screw-up.  A string of unsuccessful businesses and jobs has lead to a job chauffeuring vampires around the country in a specially fitted batmobile for Beeline, a new vampire concierge company for the “life-challenged” from Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky. 
 Her first client, Collin Sutherland is on a deadline with and has a hard-candy shell. During the many mishaps Miranda seems to haplessly encounter we see her slowly dissolve his shell to find the rich, gooey vampire underneath it all.
I flat out loved each of the 192 pages in this all too short spin off from Molly’s “Nice Girls Don’t” series.
Unless you hate both Chick-Lit type stories and Paranormal Romance then this is a Must Read.   It’s fun and light but not without its sweet moments.  Miranda is someone with whom I, older than the character’s mother, could easily identify. It was a little harder to get in touch with Collin Sutherland and his eventually turning into a good guy was a little harder to see.
I like Molly’s style. It’s lightly sexy with a healthy dose of respect for the readers and the characters.
No sense making the review longer than the story; at a $1.99 you can’t really go wrong and it will tide you over until NICE GIRLS DON’T BITE THEIR NEIGHBORS comes out at the end of February.
It includes two short excerpts: One from NICE GIRLS DON’T BITE THEIR NEIGHBORS and a second from THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRANGE VAMPIRES coming out in August.
NICE GIRLS DON’T BITE THEIR NEIGHBORS

NICE GIRLS DON’T BITE THEIR NEIGHBORS
WITH THIS RING, I THEE DEAD.

Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.
Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.
Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of…
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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRANGE VAMPIRES
Amazon Synopsis

Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she’d like. Running all their daylight errands–from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg–gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship–and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

Cal – who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way – offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he’s imperious, unfriendly and doesn’t seem to understand the difference between “employee” and “servant,” Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him – particularly those concerning nudity. Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue & romance–in the form of her very own stray vampire.

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