Molly Harper

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Molly Harper
BornKentucky
OccupationNovelist
GenreParanormal romance
Notable worksNice Girls, Naked Werewolf
Website
mollyharper.com

Molly Harper is an American author of paranormal romance and general romance fiction and a member of the Romance Writers of America. Harper is best known for her Nice Girls vampire series and Naked Werewolf series.[1]

Background[edit]

Harper was born in Kentucky, growing up in both Mississippi and Kentucky. She graduated in Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Kentucky in 1996. She graduated in 2000 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism[2] and began work as a reporter for Paducah Sun.[2] Harper later left that job to pursue a secretarial job at a local church. She currently lives in Paducah, Kentucky with her husband and children.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Nice Girls series[edit]

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (March 2009)
  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (August 2009)
  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever (December 2009)
  • Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (February 2012)

Half Moon Hollow series (Nice Girls spin-off series)[edit]

  • Driving Mr. Dead (January 2012)
  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (July 2012)
  • Undead Sublet (A story in the UNDEAD IN MY BED anthology) (September 2012)
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (May 2013)
  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas (December 2013)
  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (March 2015)
  • The Single Undead Moms Club (October 2015)
  • Fangs for the Memories (November 2015)
  • Big Vamp on Campus (June 2016)
  • Where the Wild Things Bite (July 2016)
  • Accidental Sire (July 2017)

Naked Werewolf series[edit]

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (February 2011)
  • The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf (March 2011)
  • How to Run With a Naked Werewolf (December 2013)

Bluegrass series[edit]

  • My Bluegrass Baby (December 2012)
  • Rhythm and Bluegrass (October 7, 2013)
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass (September 22, 2014)[3]

Southern Eclectic[edit]

  • Save A Truck, Ride a Redneck (October 2017)
  • Sweet Tea & Sympathy (November 2017)
  • Peachy Flippin' Keen (April 2018)
  • Ain't She A Peach (June 2018)

Mystic Bayou[edit]

  • How to Date Your Dragon (January 2018)
  • Love and Other Wild Things (September 2018)
  • Even Tree Nymphs Get The Blues (June 2019)

Other titles[edit]

  • And One Last Thing (July 2010)
  • Better Homes and Hauntings (June 2014)[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception for Harper's work has been positive,[5] with her Naked Werewolf and Nice Girls series both being "Top Picks" for Romantic Times.[6] Her novel And One Last Thing... was a 2011 finalist in the Romance Writers of America's RITA awards in the category of contemporary single title romance.[7] Her Half-Moon Hollow novel, Where the Wild Things Bite, was a RITA finalist in 2016.

The Nice Girls series has been praised by Publishers Weekly[8] and USA Today,[9] with Publishers Weekly praising Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors' "stellar supporting characters, laugh-out-loud moments, and outrageous plot twists".[10] Booklist has also reviewed the Nice Girls series,[11] praising Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs.[12]

And One Last Thing... has received mostly positive reviews from critics, garnering a negative review from Publishers Weekly,[13] while gaining positive reviews from Romantic Times[14] and Booklist.[15]

Harper launched a women's fiction series, the Southern Eclectic series, with Sweet Tea & Sympathy in November 2017. Sweet Tea & Sympathy has received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Romantic Times. The Library Journal stated, “This sweet tale of the city girl finding a home in the country launches Harper’s latest series and will go down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie.”[16]

Harper is well-known for her success in audiobooks. Her work with voice actress Amanda Ronconi has made her a "legendary pairing" at Audible.[17] The books in her Mystic Bayou series are released as Audible exclusives for six months before being available in ebook.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MORGAN & WHITNEY DISH: HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF BY MOLLY HARPER RT Book Reviews
  2. ^ a b c WKU alumna publishes fourth vampire novel College Heights Herald
  3. ^ results, search (22 September 2014). "Snow Falling on Bluegrass". Pocket Star. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via Amazon.
  4. ^ "Better Homes and Hauntings (Mass Market Paperbound)". IndieBound.org, A Community of Independent Local Bookstores. American Booksellers Association. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Review: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf Booklist
  6. ^ Molly Harper RT Book Reviews
  7. ^ RWA® 2011: It's RITA® Time Library Journal
  8. ^ Fiction Review: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs Publishers Weekly
  9. ^ Review: 'Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors' by Molly Harper USA Today
  10. ^ Fiction Review: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors Publishers Weekly
  11. ^ Review: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors Booklist
  12. ^ Review: Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs Booklist
  13. ^ Fiction Review: And One Last Thing... Publishers Weekly
  14. ^ Review: And One Last Thing... RT Book Reviews
  15. ^ Review: And One Last Thing... Booklist
  16. ^ "Fiction: Burke, Dev, Haig, Hammett, Harper, Hunt, Johnson, Olafsson, Plante, Reich, Sutton, Vaughan - Xpress Reviews". Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  17. ^ "The Audible Essentials - Audible.com". www.audible.com. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  18. ^ Harper, Molly (2018). "FAQS (AND BOOK TITLE LIST)". Retrieved January 5, 2019. QUESTION: WHY CAN'T I FIND THE MYSTIC BAYOU BOOKS IN PRINT? The Mystic Bayou series is an Audible exclusive, meaning for six months after release, the books are only available in audio. As it is an original publication, I will be releasing the ebooks independently. As of right now, it will not be available in traditional print.

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