Happy Book Birthday to Molly Harper’s
“Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valley’s pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg. Maggie just can’t seem to convince Nick to leave . . . and even worse, she can’t convince herself to stay away from him. Cross-species dating is problem enough for a harried alpha female, but on top of that, a rival group of werewolves is trying to move into the valley. With interpack war threatening, Maggie can’t afford to be distracted. Combining romance and a career can be tough for anyone; for a werewolf in love with a human, it may be disastrous. . . .”
This is the second book in Molly Harper’s newest series. The first book was How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf. When I received my copy of this latest addition I was a bit dismayed to learn that this book was to be narrated by a different character than the first. I absolutely adored the first book and Mo is such a fabulous character I was eager for more…. However I should have known since it was a Molly Harper book- do not to be alarmed. Harper has created a personality just as big as Mo and perhaps even funnier to boot in her tom boy alpha Maggie.
The Art of Seducing A Naked Werewolf has everything you need for a feel good book that will have you giggling and unable to stop turning the pages long into the night. Molly Harper has become one of my go-to authors. Her characters and settings flow so well…her books are always sure to be enjoyable and addicting. They are simply a pleasant reading experience guaranteed. This second volume in the series works best if you read it in order however it can also stand alone if necessary. So give it a try….you will not be disappointed. Also if you are a bibliophile check out Harper’s paranormal librarian series which is one of my very favorites. It’s the perfect time to catch up since the fourth book in the Jane Jameson series is on the way!
Who said research wasn’t fun?
Thanks to the always generous Molly Harper one lucky reader of Stiletto Storytime will win their very own copy of The Art of Seducing A Naked Werewolf. Giveaway ends midnight EST April 9, 2011. US and Canada address only please. Winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!
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There is nothing more frightening than a woman scorned especially if said woman also has access to the World Wide Web and a very colorful vocabulary to boot. In Molly Harper’s latest work And One Last Thing, Lacey Terwilliger is that woman. She is not only scorned but also betrayed and humiliated by the man she trusted most in the entire world. Lacey’s husband Mike has been cheating on her with his slutty, buxom, tanning bed addicted administrative assistant Beebee and apparently everyone in town knew, everyone except his wife that is. Needless to say Beebee has been assisting in matters beyond reception. After witnessing evidence of the affair first hand Lacey finds her revenge in sending out the seasonal company newsletter only instead of accounting updates and quirky facts about the couple she details the sordid affair in graphic detail for all to read.
And One Last Thing is a book about the satisfaction of getting the ultimate revenge by getting the last word but what if the last word isn’t what’s important. What if that last word comes back to bite you? Exploring the idea of whether revenge is sweet or bittersweet when a woman takes back her life after the ultimate betrayal, Harper has created a book that is impossible to put down. Filled with laugh out loud situations, an unforgettably feisty protagonist and her signature sarcastic dialogue the book begs to be read by every woman who has ever considered revenge on the male gender.
With a cast of characters that are impossible not to fall in love with and a male love interest built like a super hero And One Last Thing has everything you need for a terrific read that satisfies all a woman might dream of in the ultimate revenge with a few life lessons tossed in the mix. In her first work beyond her Nice Girls series Harper has truly hit a home run with her first foray into fiction without fangs. This reader’s last word would have to be: Bravo!
For more visit Molly and her books at her website or her blog Nice Girls Don’t Write Naughty Books.
Molly Harper has returned with her third installment of the Nice Girls series with Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever. Once again she has managed to delight fans with a fast paced plot and a heroine with never ending sarcastic humor and a bit of spunk for every occasion. In this installment former children’s librarian turned vampire bookseller, Jane Jameson is once again trying not to be killed which can be tricky when you are already a member of the undead. After what she believes to be a break up with her irresistible sire Gabriel, Jane is looking for time to heal from her broken heart, surrounded by her closest friends who just happen to be a pregnant werewolf, shady 150 year old vampire and her dead Aunt Jettie. Jane sets her goals for her new life and tries her hardest to keep going through each night as is if her heart was not broken into a million tiny non-beating pieces. Dreams of Gabriel and the sinister presence of another haunt her. Liquor, girly movie marathons and the occasional bar fight help with the pain but many questions remain unanswered. Are she and Gabriel over forever? Will she ever find a man with whom she can truly share the rest of her immortal life? And who is trying to kill her once again?
Secretive communications from the woman whom she believes to be Gabriel’s lover soon fill in the gaps and Jane realizes that her non-life might once again be in real danger. Who would think the undead would always have to fear being dead? Added in is her dreaded high school reunion at which she is to be part of the “in memory” wall, the upcoming arrival of her best friend’s werewolf babies and a jaunt into the pink world of the Half Moon Holllow Chamber of “Courtney” Commerce. With a wonderful cast of characters and a winning heroine, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever is not to be missed much like it’s predecessors. It’s a guilty pleasure that will have you wrapped up and unable to walk away from the undead life of Jane Jameson. Charming, spastic and a somewhat needed dose of southern magic, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever is one to be read and enjoyed with a nice glass of sweet tea or a bottle of O negative…your choice.
Why I Think Molly Harper is Secretly Spying On Me
Now that I have finished my review I can share with you my thoughts on why I think Molly Harper is secretly spying on me. After you read the books you will understand but below I will list my reasons for you to come back to at a later time. Perhaps my life would make a good book if only I were a vampire…but the similarities are fun! Thanks Molly for dreaming parts of my life up for your book even though you didn’t know it!
1.) I am originally from Russellville, Kentucky which means I say Luh-vul. Because that’s just how you say it.Both my parents attended Western Kentucky University.
2.) My Name is Courtney but I am NOT blond…however I do think of myself as rather shiny and preppy.
3.) I am a Children’s Librarian.
4.) I am a devoted Janeite and believe Colin Firth is the true Mr. Darcy also I am a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
(Molly Harper has responded and assured me she has taken down the surveillance cameras…also I am awaiting a sneak peek at her next work! I will be happy to share with you all as soon as I can!)
R.I.P. IV Challenge 2009
I am excited to have finished my reading for Stainless Steel Droppings’ R.I.P IV Challenge. I am posting early just because I rarely have time lately to post and with my son’s first Halloween coming up I am busy with Mommy stuff and may not get in anymore spooky reading! I must say I was happy with what I accomplished this last month though reading wise. I really have gotten hooked on Charlaine Harris and her Sookie Stackhouse series and I found a very similar series I like by Molly Harper. The first two books are out now: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs and Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men. Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever will be released January 2010. Now normally these books would not be “my cup of tea” but the main character is a Children’s Librarian, dedicated Janeite and frankly hilarious! So my final total was 10 although I did not get to every genre. I really wanted to re-read some Poe and The Monk but time ran away! Happy Halloween!!
Mystery: Helter Skelter
Suspense: The Ghost Writer by John Harwood, Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
Dark Fantasy: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan , Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Gothic: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Supernatural: A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs and Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly Harper