Vampire, Hannah's best friend has coupled up and Hannah is feeling alone and lonely. One night on a stroll through her favorite grave-yard she is be-hounded by a small growling fur ball. The puppy refuses to leave and reluctantly she takes him in. She soon needs expert advice because the puppy won't eat any of the expensive dog chow she buys and burps fire.
Hannah consults her vampire friends and a friendly jinni and finds out she's got herself a hell hound. And more, the jinni warns, there is sure to be an owner in the background somewhere. When a gorgeous demon shows up pounding on her door wanting his dog back, Hannah is suddenly in the middle of a humorous predicament. This between-quell, the second episode of the Vampires of San Francisco series, is a novella of 60 pages.
©2012 Jessica McBrayer (P)2013 Jessica McBrayer
Hannah has been watching her friends pair up and is starting to feel the squeeze of being single. She doesn’t want to spend eternity on her own and as a vampire eternity is what she is facing. Then, she finds a small growling dog who immediately takes a liking to her and she’s suddenly not quite so alone.
It doesn’t take long before she realises that Hades isn’t a regular pooch and his real owner arrives shortly after looking too pretty for his own good.
This is a light and humorous book so don’t expect something deep and meaningful. You can expect a romance with a cute puppy thrown in and that was good enough for me. Hannah is an amusing character with all of the flaws and self-doubt of a human, even though she is not one. I also like the fact that she calls herself ganja girl because it’s unique in a vampire setting.
Diel is the demon we all want to meet and they are thrown together by the hell hound. It’s a cute story and it made me laugh and sometimes that’s enough.
"East Bay Vamp!"
The second book in series, "Hell Hounds," is the kick-ass counterpoint about the afterlife and love-life of kick-ass vampiress, Hannah's, and a love interest with some serious mojo of his own!
"Can YOUR dog bark fire?"
I'm a *sucker* for books with dogs of any kind, and this was only novella size, so it was a no-brainer for me. Superpuppy finds young vampire and falls in love. Hannah, not as much, but takes him home and falls in love more each day. But there is something different about him, besides his growth rate. Enter the demon. He claims prior ownership, and then the real fun begins!
Valerie Gilbert nails the performance with a real You Are There quality!
I really enjoyed this story written by Jessica McBrayer. I loved the he'll hound and the fued that Hannah and the actual owner start having. This story is fun, shorty, and keeps you begging for more.
Narrator Valerie Beth Gilbert did a fantastic job with this story. I felt like I was there throughout the story. The only problem I had with this story was it was just too short. Overall, a perfect 5 star rating!
"Had potential, but falls short."
I bought this when it was on sale for next to nothing. I didn't realize is was part of series until after I purchased it. Although I haven't read book one I went ahead and listened to it anyway. It was an okay short story. It did have a lot of book time with the characters from the first book in which case not as much with the main characters and this made this just an okay book. Narrator was okay too, she had a slight high pitch voice that was a little grating but tolerable.
"Who doesn't love a hell hound!"
Hell Hounds was a quick read, but a laugh-out-loud addition to this series I love. Vampires, demons, hell hounds and a whole lot of laughs. The narrator really enhances the fun with just the right timing and intonation. I highly recommend Jessica McBrayer's vampire series to anyone who likes their vampires with a twist of humor.
"Great little short story"
I liked the narrators voices- well done. Also, the female lead wasn't whiney, going on and on ad nauseum. She had interesting friends that give s**t because they give a s**t about their friends. I'll explore this series further.
Valerie Gilbert is awesome! Love the British accent on the Gin. :)
"DO NOT BUY!"
Hard to read a book well that is so badly written
Badly written. Less tha 7th grade sentence structure, word usage, emotional content.
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