Author: Molly Harper
Source: Self purchase (ebook version)
Genre: Paranormal romance/humor
Length: Short Story (146 pgs)
HELL ON WHEELS
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?
Be forewarned I am a Molly Harper fan girl. That being said; Driving Mr. Dead was fantastic! It was everything I've come to expect. Her sense of humor is so outrageously funny I found myself laughing out loud at least every five minutes. Thanks Mrs. Harper, my husband thinks I have officially lost it :) Miranda and Colin's cross country hi-jinx was reminiscent of National Lampoon's Vacation, one hilarious event after another. Driving Mr. Dead was just the thing to hold me over until the next installment of the Jane Jameson series is released on February 28th.
If you love never ending humor and some awesome vampire love you should absolutely check out this series.
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men
Nice Girls Don't Live Forever
Driving Mr. Dead (short story spin-off. Can be read with series, but not mandatory to understand story)
Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (expected release Feb 28 2012)