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Molly Harper

Author of Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

58 Works 7,621 Members 727 Reviews 18 Favorited

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Works by Molly Harper

Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (2009) 996 copies
And One Last Thing... (2010) 280 copies
Driving Mr. Dead (2011) 231 copies
Sweet Tea and Sympathy (2017) 217 copies
The Undead in My Bed (2012) — Contributor — 194 copies
Better Homes and Hauntings (2014) 172 copies
How to Date Your Dragon (2018) 172 copies
Changeling (2018) 161 copies
Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues (2019) — Author — 149 copies
Where the Wild Things Bite (2016) 116 copies
The Single Undead Moms Club (2015) 115 copies
Ain't She a Peach (2018) 114 copies
Love and Other Wild Things (2018) — Author — 88 copies
My Bluegrass Baby (2012) 86 copies
Gimme Some Sugar (2019) 78 copies
Fangs for the Memories (2015) 69 copies
Accidental Sire (2017) 61 copies
Big Vamp on Campus (2016) 57 copies
Fledgling (2019) 55 copies
Rhythm and Bluegrass (2013) 52 copies
Witches Get Stuff Done (2022) 52 copies
Undead Sublet — Author — 51 copies
Peachy Flippin' Keen (2018) 48 copies
Always Be My Banshee (2020) 47 copies
One Fine Fae (2020) 44 copies
Snow Falling on Bluegrass (2014) 42 copies
Shifters in the Night (2021) 41 copies
A Few Pecans Short of a Pie (2019) 40 copies
A Farewell to Charms (2022) 33 copies
From Russia with Claws (2015) 21 copies
Calling (2022) 19 copies
Pasties and Poor Decisions (2020) 10 copies
I Loved You First (2020) — Author — 10 copies
From Russia With Fangs (2015) 8 copies
From Russia Box Set (2016) 3 copies


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Common Knowledge

20th Century
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Places of residence
Kentucky, USA
newspaper reporter
church secretary
Short biography
My mother remembers an 8-year-old me setting up my “writing office” in our living room by putting her old manual typewriter on the couch next to a toy phone. And I (very slowly) pecked out the story of my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city.

I had a dark sense of humor, even then.

In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicorns and bleeding roses, I was writing essays about having political arguments with my dad at the dinner table. (Whoever made the other person laugh at their own political party won the argument.) I knew I wanted to write when I grew up, but I also knew there was very little chance I could make a living writing books, so I went for the next best thing – newspaper writing.

I majored in print journalism at Western Kentucky University and used my shiny new degree to get a job at my hometown newspaper. I married my high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. And for six years, I wrote about school board meetings, quilt shows, a man “losing” the fully grown bear he kept as a pet in his basement, and a guy who faked his death by shark attack in Florida and ended up tossing pies at a local pizzeria.

I loved my job at the paper. I loved meeting new people every day and never knowing where I would end up. But somehow, the ever-shifting schedules of a police officer and a reporter did not equal "family friendly." One of us needed to take a normal job for the sake of our young daughter. I took a secretarial position at a local church office, which left me with dependably free evenings for the first time in my adult life. David was working the night shift that summer and I was losing.my.mind. We were living in "The Apartment of Lost Souls" while building our new home. This was the place where appliances and small electronics went to die. Every night I would tuck our snoozing child into bed and wait for the washing machine to start smoking or the computer to suddenly flash the "blue screen of death." Then there was the plague of frogs in the bathroom that put our daughter of potty-training for about six months.

Normally, when things get tough, I can take solace in reading. But I surveyed my packing box of favorite books with the apathetic air of someone who stands in front of the open refrigerator for 10 minutes and can't find anything. Nothing sounded good. So I just sat down and started writing something I would want to read.

Being a huge fan of vampire movies and TV shows, I wondered, what would be the most humiliating way possible to be turned into a vampire- a story that a vampire would be embarrassed to share with their vampire buddies over a nice glass of Type O. Well, first, you'd have to make the protaganist a bit of an accidental loser. She's single, almost 30, and a librarian working in the small Kentucky town where she grew up. This "triple whammy of worry" has made her a permanent fixture on her Mama's prayer list. And despite the fact that's pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. She drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar and during the commute home, she's mistaken for a deer and then shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire.

And thus, Jane Jameson and the wacky denizens of Half-Moon Hollow were born.

It took me almost a year to complete and edit a draft of the book, which I planned as the first in a three-book series. I spent three months using agentquery.com to ruthlessly stalk potential literary agents. (There were a lot of lists involved, I don't want to re-live it.) I was gently rejected by at least half of them. I corresponded with some very nice, very patient people, but ultimately signed with the fabulous Stephany Evans of Fine Print Literary Management. Stephany was willing to take to the time to give me advice on how to improve my book before she even signed me. That meant a lot. And when she sold the series at auction about a month later, it was obvious I'd made the right choice.

Part of me still can’t believe this is really happening, that I really a have a book on the shelves. And I’m not above going into every bookstore I see to check for it.



Pasties and Poor Decisions

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’ve liked the author's other works.

Media Type: Audiobook
Source: Audible
Dates Read: 11/28/23 - 11/28/23
Stars: 4
Narrator(s): Amanda Ronconi and Teddy Hamilton

The Characters:


The Story:

A quick tale of an extremely public fall from grace and the rebuilding of life from not so forgotten roots. I really liked most of the story (the daughters pissed me off). Ned and Ana had great chemistry and the town seemed so ready for the changes Ana is going to bring.

The Random Thoughts:
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bookjunkie57 | 1 other review | Nov 30, 2023 |
Starfall Point has its own coven, and this book 2 in the series tells the second witch Caroline’s story and brings romance into her life. Another witch, generations ago, have cursed Caroline’s family so that none can leave the island without dying within 24 hours. So the goal, of course, is to find a way to break the curse. Another enjoyable read.
KarenMonsen | 1 other review | Nov 18, 2023 |
Another fun book about the magical beings in Mystic Bayou. A new character is introduced, Dr. Will Camody, who comes to the Bayou to start a clinic. Sonja is tasked with helping set up the clinic. However, first impressions are not good. To top it off, Sonja discovers something is not right with the League's books and she just maybe in over her head.

Enjoyable, light book with a good plot and solid characters. Four stars for the book and five stars for the narrators.
purpledog | 7 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |
Big Witch Energy
Starfall, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: #Scarathlon / continue the series.

Media Type: Audiobook
Source: AudiblePlus
Dates Read: 10/24/23 - 10/28/23
Stars: 4
Narrator(s): Amanda Ronconi and Teddy Hamilton

The Characters:

Caroline Wilton
Ben Hoult
Riley, Alice, Mina, Josh, Plover

The Story:

I had a much better time in Starfall this go round. I loved Ben, Mina and Josh. The kids cracked me up so much and Ben’s extra caring character was swoon worthy to me. I also like the way the coven has evolved. I love the way they depend on and protect each other.

The Random Thoughts:
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bookjunkie57 | 1 other review | Oct 30, 2023 |



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