Friday, September 14, 2012

Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper review & Giveaway

51RqZ7e8XKL__SL500_AA300_PIaudible,BottomRight,13,73_AA300_ Title: Driving Mr. Dead

Series: Half Moon Hollow book 1

Author: Molly Harper

Publisher: Audible, Inc.


Format: Unabridged Audio  $17.95 Narrator: Amanda Ronconi

Source: Purchased from Audible

Rating: rating 5

Driving Mr. Dead

After failing as a magician's assistant, a photographer, and most recently, a bride, Miranda Puckett takes a position as a driver for Beeline, Half-Moon Hollow's premiere vampire concierge service.

Miranda's assignment? Driving Collin Sutherland, the world's most fastidious vampire from Washington to Kentucky, so he can deliver a mysterious black case to Council official Ophelia Lambert.

Collin, a paranoid, aristocratic vampire with a debilitating fear of flying, refuses to let the case out of his sight. Miranda needs this time on the road to decide whether to permanently cut her ties with the fiance that had an "emotional affair" with a childhood pal, but Collin’s neatnik tendencies are driving her around the bend. The man acts as if leaving a fast food wrapped on the passenger seat is reason for a full-on CDC de-contamination scrub-down of the car. All she can do is promise to stop intentionally doing the things that make his stiff upper lip twitch with irritation.

As more and more mishaps occur on the road trip from hell, Miranda and Collin work together to meet his delivery deadline. Hotel rooms are destroyed. Beloved cars are defiled. And somewhere along the line, client-driver hostilities become snarky flirtation.

Will Collin and Miranda make it to the Hollow in one piece? And if they do, will Miranda leave old, safe relationships behind for something new and well, just plain weird?

My Thoughts:

I have a confession to make. I broke my ‘I will *NEVER* listen to an audiobook’ rule.

I know, odd right? Me, the lady who hates to listen to people reading aloud (it’s one of my top pet peeves) bought and listened to an audiobook (no, I wasn’t captured by the audiobook pirates and forced to listen it while they made me swab the deck, I purchased it myself of my own free and eager will).

More shockingly, I enjoyed it! Yes, you read that right, I, Angela, enjoyed listening to –dare I say it—an audiobook! That should be proof enough of my addition to all things Half Moon Hollow.

Driving Mr. Dead is exactly what the title said. Miranda Puckett, Beeline’s (a daytime vampire concierge service owned by Iris Scanlon) newest employee and walking disaster, has been given her first assignment: Pick up reclusive and undeniably sexy vampire, Collin Sutherland in Washington and bring him to Half Moon Hollow.

Piece of cake, right? Although with Miranda’s past record of on the job fires, things could get very interesting especially since Collin is highly flammable.

As the drive –and the chaos— progresses, Miranda and Collin grow closer.

I really thoroughly enjoyed Driving Mr. Dead, although I wished that it would have been longer than just a novella. The narrator was enjoyable as well and I thought that she was the perfect pick for this novella.

Collin was a bit on the OCD side of life and Miranda was a total klutz with no solid direction in life, which made for an interesting pairing. We also see a few of the Half Moon Hollow friendlies popping up towards the ending of the novella.

A perfect introduction to a Jane Jameson spin-off series. Although I will admit I listened to this book after reading the second in the series and had no problem reading/listening to them out of order.

If you are not a fan of audiobook, Driving Mr. Dead is also available as an ebook. Sadly, it is not available as a print book.

Giveaway Time:

Giveaway is International

Two lucky winners will win their choice of either an audiobook or an ebook of Driving Mr. Dead.

To Enter leave your name and a valid email address.

Giveaway Ends: September 21

Best Wishes & Happy Reading (or in this case, listening)

Angela Renee


Martha Lawson said...

I would love to win an ebook copy of Driving Mr. Dead. I love her books. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

elaing8 said...

I have never listened to an audiobook. I'd love to try with this.Great review.Thanks for the giveaway

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com