Interview (& Giveaway): Molly Harper, author of Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors

I’m so excited to have Molly Harper on the blog today! Molly Harper is the author of the awesome Jane Jameson series, and Book 4, Dead Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors released today! She’s also the author of the Naked Werewolf series, and much more. Molly has offered up one copy of Dead Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors for giveaway to one lucky winner, so be sure to check out the details at the bottom of the post!

Please welcome Molly to the blog!

Molly, you started writing when you were only eight, then became a journalist as an adult. After finally taking the plunge and writing your first novel, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, how did you celebrate when you found out it would be published? Was there happy dancing?
I was working as a Baptist church secretary and writing the books at night. (Talk about a difference in occupations.) Part of my job was drivingthe church newsletter to the bulk mail office every week. One day I was driving to the post office in the pouring rain and my cell phone rang. I wasn’t going to answer because it didn’t seem safe, but it was my agent and she rarely called unless it was important. I picked it up and it was Stephany. I asked if I needed to pull over and she said yes. I pulled over in a parking lot and she explained the offer. I screamed so loud that the people in the next parking lot froze, thinking something was wrong with me.

Your brand new book (the 4th in the Nice Girls series), Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, is out today! Can you tell us a bit about it?
Our girl Jane is finally getting married and life is going pretty smoothly for her. Until her milk delivery boy, Jamie, is hit by a car in front of her shop. She turns him to save his life, much like she was saved, and the Council orders her to take him home to care for him. And then there’s the small matter of her grandmother’s cranky ghost hanging around the house. And the fact that someone it out to kill Gabriel. It makes choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins seem downright desirable.

So far, which is your favorite to write about, vamps or weres?
It’s a different set of romanctic values. Vampires are reserved and cool and stealthy-sexy, until you rile them up. Werewolves are all about appetite, hot and primal. I can’t say I have a favorite, because they’re both fun.

What are some of your favorite literary (or movie) vamps?
Spike is my all-time favorite vampire ever. He is both the bad boy and the noble hero. He’s sexy and dirty and funny and smart. And I swear, the day I found out James Marsters’ British accent wasn’t real, I cried a little.

Honorable mentions go to Angel, Dracula, and Emmett Cullen (can’t help it, he’s adorable.)

What are a few of your favorite authors or books?
The Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith; The Stand by Stephen King, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

What’s on your nightstand right now?
I admit nothing.

Just kidding. I am actually not reading right now because I am desperately trying to meet a deadline. But I would like to give Pride and Prejudice and Zombies another shot.

When you’re not busy at work on your next novel, how do you like to spend your free time?
I just quit my full-time job, so I’m trying to find my hobbies again. (After I meet said deadline.) I am waiting eagerly for the day I have time for reading, cross-stitch and baking again.

What are a few of your top dating tips for gals seeking a vamp to call their own?
Don’t let a vampire boyfriend to get away with anything you wouldn’t allow a human boyfriend. A dude that doesn’t have a job, hits on your friends, hogs the remote or tries to bite you repeatedly is annoying whether he’s got a pulse or not.

Is there any other news of upcoming projects or events that you’d like to share with us?
There will be two spin-off titles to the Jane series, the first of which, THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRAY VAMPIRES, will be released in August 2012.
Keep up with Molly: Website | Facebook | Twitter

About Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors:
WITH THIS RING, I THEE DEAD.

Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.

Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.

Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of…

**GIVEAWAY DETAILS**
1. You MUST fill out the form below (lots of chances for extra entries!)
2. Giveaway is for 1 copy of Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper to 1 winner
3. Giveaway is US/Canada addresses ONLY
4. Must include a valid email address
5. You must enter on or before 3/6/12
6. Please see my Giveaway Policy.
7. Book kindly provided by the author.



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44 Comments:

  1. Great interview, Molly!!! Love me some Emmett, too!!! 😉 Congrats on your new released book!!! Can’t wait to read this series!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! 🙂

  2. You’re killing me with all of the Jane Jameson reviews and now the author interview. I read the first one because your recommendation! Now, MUST read the entire series. Thanks for creating an addiction!

  3. I love the naked werewolf series and will definitely be getting into Jane’s story. How could I have missed this series before now? Oh well time to rectify that with amazon.

  4. I can’t wait to go pick up your latest book at barnes and noble this week on payday. I have read Jane’s story from the beginning and I was hoping that book 3 couldn’t be the end. Jane and her friends are hilarious I can’t wait for more of their adventures. 🙂

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  6. I have been enjoying the Naked Werewolf series and Jane’s but I cannot wait to see more of the contemp fiction like from One Last Thing. Will we be seeing more of the contemporary romance fiction?

  7. I loved reading your naked werewolf series and I can’t wait to get into your Jane series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I do notice the difference between werewolves and vampires when it comes to romantic values. I like them both!

  9. Love, love, love your books Molly. Thank you for many hours of laughter and romance. My coworkers look at me funny when I sit chuckling while reading during my lunch break!

  10. This series sounds so good. I feel like I have been living under a rock, how could I have missed out on this series!?

  11. Great interview! Congrats on the new release. The book sounds great! I am adding to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Such a great interview! This is the first I have heard of this series – I definitely need to check into it and start reading!!!!

  13. Why did the vampire bite her butt D:?

  14. Just started this series and really enjoying it.

  15. I was just introduced to Molly yesterday – so I am thrilled to have found her! She writes books that I love and adore. I have them all on my wishlist now 🙂 I just know I am going to love her sense of humor!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway chance!

  16. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today. Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors sounds like a fun read, congratulations on the release and much appreciation for the opportunity to win a copy!

  17. Thank you for the giveaway. I was so glad when I seen that there would be another Jane Jameson book. You said there would be two spin off books. Does that mean that this series is done? I like both of her series but I like this one the best. 🙂

  18. I absolutely love the Jane series – definitely some of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read, and Gabriel is just hot. I’m super excited to read this new book and also that there will be spin-offs upcoming!

    Pride&Prejudice is my fave, too. I’m all about the Darcy! I love P&P fanfiction but definitely without the zombies!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I’ve just gotten a young friend (SAHM) hooked on paranormal romance and you and this series is one that she really loved.

  20. This looks like a fun one:)) I’m adding to my books to read, thanks for the giveaway always fun! lizbthk@yahoo.com

  21. New to me author, but these sound great. I’ll be add to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveway!

  22. I just started the Jane series and it’s fabulous. How many books are planned?

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  24. I enjoyed the interview with Molly Harper and the chance to learn a bit more about her books. I’ve been collecting the Jane Jameson series, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

  25. I’m new to this series but i have read good things and i’m looking forward to reading it. Molly enjoy your time while your not working a full time job but i know meeting your deadlines can be tough. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.

  26. I’ve not had the opportunity yet to try one of Molly’s books, but from what I’ve seen and read they sound like a lot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

  27. I purchased the second audio book (I thought it was the first book) but I have yet to listen to it. I have to follow a series in order. *sigh* So I’m working on getting the first & third audio book next week. *beams* I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of this series. I can’t wait!! Great interview! Thank you for the chance to win the forth book!

  28. Thanks for the interview. I’ve got the naked werewolf series in my TBR :).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. Thanks for the interview and giveaway. I have seen these books on several other blogs. They look good and the titles crack me up. I would like to read both of these series.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  30. I have not read the series yet, but I cannot wait to get started. It sounds like it is going to be great. I love a little humor with my romance!

  31. I love the humor in your Nice Girls series. I’m looking forward to reading Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors. I picked up How To Flirt with a Naked Werewolf yesterday to read!

  32. Molly I love your books Ive read all of the Naked Werewolf series so far as well as all of the previous Jane Jameson books. I cant put your books down until I finish them your writing grabs me and pulls me in and lets me forget about the real world .I cant wait to dive into Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.Have an awesome week.

    flanagan@mebtel.net

  33. Agreed, Spike is the ultimate vamp!! These books look wonderful-I love the covers and the fun titles. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  34. Chelsea Hornbacher

    I haven’t heard of your books before, so I am excited to give em a try!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Thanks for sharing your beginning as a “published” writer right from the important phone call from your agent while you were driving! And you worked for a Baptist church secretary and wrote at night. It’s a dual occupation, for sure!

    As for your preference between vampires and werewolves, you don’t seem to have one. What other paranormal characters fascinate you?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez
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    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

  36. Elizabeth (BookAttict)

    I read the Werewolf Series, and now I guess my TBR Intervention is over, ’cause I gotta check out the Jane Jameson series!!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  37. i love these books!! cant wait to get my hands on this one.. and find out if there are more in the werewolf series!!

  38. are any of your books going on sale soon? I have a cash problem.

  39. I really like the Nice Girls books – they’re such fun reading! I haven’t read the werewolves ones but they’re next on my list. Can’t wait to start this newest Jane Jameson book. Perfect for when I’m on my maternity leave 🙂

  40. My friend is a fan and recommended this series to me. The spin-off title sounds great as well!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Love me some Jane and Gabriel!!! These books crack me up – and I’m so happy that there’s a new one!

    Thanks for the entry…

  42. I would love to win!!!

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