Monday, June 24, 2013

Audio Book: The Care & Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper


Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow’s only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she’d like. Running all their daylight errands—from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg—gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship—and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

Cal - who would be devastatingly sexy, if Iris allowed herself to think that way - offers Iris a hefty fee for hiding him at her place until he figures out who wants him permanently dead. Even though he’s imperious, unfriendly and doesn't seem to understand the difference between "employee" and "servant," Iris agrees, and finds herself breaking more and more of her own rules to help him - particularly those concerning nudity. 

Turns out what her quiet little life needed was some intrigue & romance—in the form of her very own stray vampire.


The Care & Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
5 out of 5

I LOVED this book!  I mean, it was the perfect blend of snark, sarcasm, romance and mystery.  This story had me laughing – HARD.  I love how Ms. Harper creates some believable, yet hilarious situations for the characters to get into and to get out of.  I think that she easily makes characters that you can relate to in one way or another.

Iris is awesome!  I love her cussing substitutes, I love her sugar addiction, and I love her love of plants.  Her determination to provide for her sister and make her way in the world, definitely make her a character you can cheer on.  Plus, at the end of the book, she proves what a badass she actually is!

Cal, an ancient vampire, is a very formal, very stiff, but very sexy vampire.  I love how he wants to take care of Iris and Gigi.  I also enjoy watching him go from Mr. Formal to a relaxed Cal who can laugh and have fun.  I also love how he slowly becomes part of the family.  It wasn’t planned or agreed upon, but it just happens.

Gigi was hilarious!  Her teenage view of everything from sex to food was both funny and refreshing.  Plus – her full name had me groaning “What parent does that to a kid?!?!?!?!”

Again, we got to know Ophelia better… and she scares me to death.  The cold, calculating, vicious vampire all wrapped up into the body of a teenage girl sounds way too dangerous.  Plus, her forms of punishment make me glad I’m not a vampire under her jurisdiction. 

Oh, the villain of the story actually surprised me to no end.  I mean, I thought it was one person, and it was someone completely different!  I love that!

Overall, I found this book to be absolutely wonderful!  I highly recommend it, and I’m looking forward to reading more by Ms. Harper.

Happy Reading!


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