“The Dangers Of Dating A Rebound Vampire” continues straight on from the less-than-novella-length freebie, “I’m Dreaming Of An Undead Christmas” which I suspect should have been the opening chapters of this book. Molly Harper covers for this with her usual style, so “The Dangers Of Dating A Rebound Vampire” stands alone.
This is a light, fun piece, putting all the assassination attempts and deadly vampires and deaths and so on to one side, which follows GiGi Scanlon’s adventures in her first job, working on a designing a database for the Vampire Council.
At twenty, Gigi is the youngest of the characters in the Half Moon Hollow series and the only one who is still human. Gigi is a strange mix, an attractive, athletic, computer-geek with a solid grounding in nerd culture who has grown up in the company of vampires and werewolves. She takes the job in the Vampire Council largely because the truly frightening teen-forever local vampire leader, Ophelia, tried so hard to stop her from having it and because her newly-turned-but-very-happy-about-it sister doesn’t want her to work there.
Add Nick, a mysterious, handsome, charmingly old-world and randomly dangerous, four hundred year old vampire who is besotted with GiGi, some petty office politics that gets out of hand, a creepy co-worker, fight scenes and sex scenes at regular intervals, wrap it all up with snort-in-an-undignified-manner-in-public humour and get the talented Amanda Ronconi (go here for an interview with her) to deliver it and you have another Half Moon Hollow book to spend quality time with.
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