Sunday, July 09, 2006

Undead and Unwed - Mary Janice Davidson [July/06]

I have been reading a lot of paranormal-type novels lately. When I was at the second hand store the other day I saw this one and had heard of the author from other blogs, so I thought I would give it a try. How often does it work out for me that I buy book one at a second hand store? Never, but this one was!

From the back of the book:

It's been a halluva week for Betsy Taylor. First, she loses her job. Then, to top things off, she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites [besides waking up in the morgue dressed in a pink suit and cheap shoes courtesy of her stepmother] is that she can't seem to stay dead. Every night she rises, with a horrible craving for blood. She's not taking to well to a liquid diet.

Worst of all, her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious, power-hungry vampire in five centuries - a badly dressed Bela Lugosi wannabe, natch. Frankly, Betsy couldn't care less about vamp politics, but they have a powerful weapon of persuasion: designer shoes. How can any self-respecting girl say no? But a colletion of Ferragamos isn't the only tempation for Betsy. It's just a lot safer than the scrumptious Sinclair - a seductive bloodsucker whose sexy gaze seems as dangerous as a stake through the heart...

What can I say about this book? Normally I stay away from romances, but I like vampires. I have been reading a lot of them, some of them more serious than others. This book was just funny. Betsy can be a bit annoying, she is a very typical blonde, and it doesn't improve by becoming the undead. I mean, she is bought off with designer shoes, and doesn't really seem to grasp the whole vampire thing for most of the book. It doesn't help that she is not your typical vampire and doesn't follow all the "rules" of vampiring.

The sex scenes in here are not your run of the mill scenes because they have the added aspect of blook sucking, which is not really something that normally sex has. Normally, anyways. I really found this book humourous, and while it was not the best book I have ever read, it was entertaining enough that I will be reading more books by her in the future. They are good for a good laugh. Hopefully I will find book 2 soon, I have been keeping my eyes open at the book store for it. The book also advertises Charlaine Harris. One of these days I am going to read her too.



  1. LOL I found this book at the thrift store too. (And I bought it because it was the book selection of the month on Kelley Armstrong's website, she's good too. And Canadian)'ll find that after the second book, Betsy just gets annoying and there's always something (even if it's made up angst) that keeps her and Sinclair apart. It just grates on the nerves after a while.

    If you don't find a copy any time soon of the second book, you can borrow mine. :)

    Charlaine Harris is great (but not the greatest-LOL) - I love her Sookie Stackhouse series.

  2. I read this book a while ago and surprised myself by really enjoying it. It started off a little slow for me but then it took off. I also enjoyed the second book but after that, I felt like MJD started to lose steam with the series. If you liked this then you should definitely check out Charlaine Harris. I enjoy her Sookie books a lot. It's a really great series. :)

  3. Well, I have no rush for the second one. I can see how they would get annoying.


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