Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

Posted January 21, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

Big Vamp on Campus by Molly HarperBig Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Half-Moon Hollow #5.5
Published by Pocket Star on June 6, 2016
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 96
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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You've asked for years when Ophelia and Jamie would get their own story and now it's here! How will Ophelia adjust to living in a dorm room now that she has been banished from the Council and forced to matriculate at college with Jamie? Communal showers! Horrible, pretentious roommates! Humans who try to be FRIENDS! The horror!



This is a special review which is akin to Jennifer’s Read It, Track It where I am reading books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge.

The Half-Moon Hollow series has been somewhat hit or miss for me. But what is always a home run is Molly Harper’s humor and the narration of Amanda Ronconi. And Dick Cheney.  I did read Big Vamp on Campus rather than listening, but I may go back and add the audio.

I enjoyed learning more about Ophelia. Her reaction to college life and developing personal relationships is interesting and understandable. I don’t feel like I know Jamie very well and consequently I don’t care about him too much. I’m not sure why some girls become her friend but I like it.

There is one part where Ophelia is told Jane wants her to email information and then Jane doesn’t seem to know about it. That loose thread has me worried.

Overall, this was fun. I’ll likely revisit it on audio. It looks like the next book, The Accidental Sire, available in July 2017, picks up where this one ends.


About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.

She has written many great series including Jane Jameson, Naked Werewolves, Half-Moon Hollow, Sorcery & Society, Mystic Bayou, Bluegrass and Southern Eclectic.

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Posted January 21, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

2 responses to “Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper

  1. I really enjoyed this one – I did the audio – because I find Ophelia fascinating. I feel like we should know Jamie better, considering he was a big part of the final book in Jane Jameson series, but for some reason he just didn’t leave a big mark for me either. Looking forward to seeing where the next book takes us!

  2. I enjoyed this one more than I thought when I found out it was about Ophelia. She is not a character that I’ve enjoyed in the past. I was surprised by how much I liked her in this book. I’m excited to see where the next book takes her. I do really love this series. I agree the other parts of the stories can be hit or miss, but I know it will always make me laugh. Great review.