"Fun, witty and very tasty"
Jane Jameson works in Half Moon Hollow's children's Library
and loves it. When she gets fired and her horrible boss
gives her a gift certificate for a local bar, she takes it
as a sign and proceeds to drink it all away. Jane thinks
this is one of the crappiest days ever but it is about to
get worse because on the way home she is mistaken for a deer
and gets shot.
If it wasn't for the dark and handsome guy from the bar she
would be dead. The jury is still out on whether being undead
is good or not. All Jane knows is that is so hungry she
could eat her best friend and that her mother is going to
hit the roof when she finds out. Jane's life is changing and
it will take some getting used to. Luckily she has the Guide
for the Newly Undead to help her as well as her favourite
dead aunt who she can now see and hear again.
Finding a steady blood supply and black out curtains is high
up on Jane's list of things to do. Getting a job would be
handy but making sure her dog and best friend still want to
be associated with her even if she is a blood sucking
vampire is a high priority. A relationship with her sire may
not be such a good idea but he is very interested in her and
she really needs his help because it looks like someone is
trying to frame her for a few murders.
This debut novel is very lovable. The author has not only
managed to create a new vampire type and make it her own but
she has also managed to make it fresh and original enough to
keep it from being like all the other vampire chick-lit
books out there. The story is well written and the plot
grows all the way through right until the last chapter.
Fun, witty and very tasty this looks like a series to watch.
With book number two already due out in September there is
no doubt that I will be looking for a copy of Nice Girls
Don't Date Dead Men when it becomes available. I have to
know what Jane gets up to next and who with ;)
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted March 27, 2009