Hubby and I were running errands today and thought why not do a little Christmas shopping. Well, we did manage to get a few things that we remembered our son asking for - mainly he wanted this great big honking Nerf gun that shoots nerf darts. LOL Needless to say, that came home with us and is now safely hidden from prying eyes along with a few Wii games.
The daughter wants a lap top and as much as I hate buying a Christmas present with one of the kids along - she's gonna have to pick that thing out. I have no idea about lap tops and what she'll need for college next year....so there goes the surprise, but I'd rather get one she likes with all the things she needs than try to pick it out myself and get the wrong thing.
So we leave the computer store and what is just a few doors down - the book store. LOL I say to Hubby, let's run in the book store. Hubby visibly girds his loins (or maybe he just had an itch) and in the book store we go.
Honestly I just wanted to see if they had any new releases...I had no intentions of buying a book. (Well, you got me. Who can go in the book store and come out empty handed?)
So I found one and it was the 2nd in the series - so I moved on to see if they had the 1st and lo and behold - they did. Well needless to say, I grabbed them both and met Hubby in the travel section where he was drooling over Micky and Minnie and the little black book of Disney secrets.
Without further ado, these are the books I purchased today and if anyone has read the first one I'd love to know what you think about it. :)
After being laid off from her job as Half Moon Hollow's children's librarian, Jane drowns her sorrows in Electric Lemonade and Mudslides using her severance package (a $25 Shenanigans gift certificate). Atthe bar she's kept company by a magnetically attractive (if a bit pale) stranger, Gabriel Nightingale - who follows her out and takes matters into his own hands when Jane's car breaks down and she's mistaken for a deer by a drunk with a rifle as she's headed home in the dark, on foot. If Gabriel doesn't turn Jane, she'll be, as the saying goes, dying young and leaving a pretty corpse. Being undead, though, is just the beginning of Jane's problems. She's still unemployed, has "family issues," a best friend who finds love with a werewolf (werewolves and vampires don't mix well); she's also being framed for murder, stalked by a former crush, and romanced by her moody sire. What's an undead girl to do?
Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.
Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiancé. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?