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?Jane had a very bad, awful day. She got fired, got a gift certificate to get drunk as her severance pay. Decided to blow through the certificate and then while going home (after getting sober), the car breaks down. Of course when she tries to walk home, the neighborhood drunk thinks she is a deer and shoots her down. Wow... and I thought I had a horrible days.
Well, Jane obviously doesn't get killed but gets turned into a vampire. Her adventure in dealing with her new undead status is interesting and humorous. However, that is not all. She also has to deal with being accused of vampire murder and someone trying to make her un-life very hard. All this accumulates into an unexpected and humorous ending.
Oh yes... I know I've said humorous more than once. I LOL'd in this book a lot. I had so much fun with Jane and her adventures. She is also a heroine I love. She loves to read. She is snarky and loves her dog which she calls a mixture of a great dane and a loofa. How could I not enjoy all that?
My biggest complaints about this book is at the beginning there was so much going on it left my head spinning a bit. It was hard to keep track of everything, but it calms down toward the middle and you are sailing along by the end. My only other complaint was the name of an annoying vamp. Missy. NO! No one named Missy should EVER be annoying in a book! *cries*
I give this book 4 stars and I tell you you need to get this one if you want a good laugh. Only thing is when you read Missy... substitute some other name in your head for me, will ya?
I received this book from the publisher, Simon and Scuhuster/Pocket and no compensation for my review was given.