Author: Molly Harper

Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

Posted January 21, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Big Vamp on Campus by Molly HarperBig Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5.5
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Pocket Star on June 6, 2016
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 96
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

You've asked for years when Ophelia and Jamie would get their own story and now it's here! How will Ophelia adjust to living in a dorm room now that she has been banished from the Council and forced to matriculate at college with Jamie? Communal showers! Horrible, pretentious roommates! Humans who try to be FRIENDS! The horror!

 

 

This is a special review which is akin to Jennifer’s Read It, Track It where I am reading books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge.

The Half-Moon Hollow series has been somewhat hit or miss for me. But what is always a home run is Molly Harper’s humor and the narration of Amanda Ronconi. And Dick Cheney.  I did read Big Vamp on Campus rather than listening, but I may go back and add the audio.

I enjoyed learning more about Ophelia. Her reaction to college life and developing personal relationships is interesting and understandable. I don’t feel like I know Jamie very well and consequently I don’t care about him too much. I’m not sure why some girls become her friend but I like it.

There is one part where Ophelia is told Jane wants her to email information and then Jane doesn’t seem to know about it. That loose thread has me worried.

Overall, this was fun. I’ll likely revisit it on audio. It looks like the next book, The Accidental Sire, available in July 2017, picks up where this one ends.

 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:


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Posted August 13, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Posted November 7, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

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Posted November 2, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Posted March 27, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

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Posted September 19, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Interview | 6 Comments

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Posted September 19, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Posted September 8, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

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