Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Betsy Taylor is having a rough week. First she gets fired, then she gets hit by a car, and then she wakes up in a coffin lined with plush pink satin (yuck!) wearing an unfashionable dress, cheap shoes, and the wrong color make-up. How embarrassing! After piecing together the clues and visiting a minister, Betsy realizes that she’s a very unusual vampire — she’s not affected by crosses, holy water, or sunlight. She does, however, need to drink blood.
Betsy is determined to make the most of her death by getting back to her normal life, but she soon discovers that the other vampires in town have expectations of her. Though she tries to stay clear of them, they will not let her rest in peace, and she ends up in the middle of a vampire clan war.
I thought that Undead and Unwed was totally not my kind of book. I don’t like sarcastic female protagoni... Read More
MaryJanice Davidson(1969- )
MaryJanice Davidson has been credited with starting paranormal chick lit. As the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Undead series, she won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005. She also writes young adult literature and nonfiction. MaryJanice Davidson lives in Minnesota. Read excerpts and see her other works at MaryJanice Davidson’s website.
Queen Betsy — (2002-2013) Publisher: First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she’s killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can’t seem to stay dead. And now 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.
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson
“Oh. This sucks. This totally and completely sucks. The vampires all hate me and everyone’s trying to kill me!” ~Queen Betsy
Undead and Unemployed is the second book in MaryJanice Davidson’s QUEEN BETSY series. In the previous book, shallow and too fashionably-conscious Betsy died, came back as a vampire, and managed to kill the vampire queen, which makes Betsy the new queen. Her roommates and friends are determined to make sure Betsy gets the kind of royal treatment she deserves, but Betsy has no interest in fulfilling her exalted role. She just wants to work at her new dream job as a salesperson in the shoe department at Macy’s. But when someone starts killing vampires in her city, her consort Sinclair insists that Betsy do something about it.
As I mentioned in my review of Undead and Unwed, the first QUEEN BETSY book, I ... Read More
Undead and Unappreciated by MaryJanice Davidson
“Blurgh! Death loomed (again), and I was grossed out. It was the worst week ever. Again.” ~Queen Betsy
In Undead and Unappreciated, the third book in MaryJanice Davidson’s QUEEN BETSY series, a lot of stuff happens to Betsy — she reads the Book of the Dead and becomes evil for a little while, she hurts her friends, she learns that her stepmother (who she hates) is pregnant, she negotiates with her unionized employees, she discovers that she has a half-sister who is the daughter of the devil, and she admits her feelings for “sin-in-a-suit” Eric Sinclair.
I’ve been half-heartedly enjoying this silly little paranormal romance up to this point but I’m starting to lose my patience, mostly because of a lack of character development. After all that happens to her, Betsy is still the same old snarky shallow selfish brat that she’s been since... Read More
Jennifer Scales — (2005-2011) With Anthony Alongi. Publisher: And you thought puberty sucked. Try morphing into a dragon. I knew that at this age I’d be going through a lot of changes — but blue scales? Claws? A snout? Come on! This is ridiculous and just so unfair. And I can’t believe my parents waited until the day I turned into a dragon to tell me that I am one — thanks to my dad’s side of the family. Believe me, no amount of dieting can stop how big I grow when I turn dragon — and don’t get me started on the tail. This dragon thing is going to happen every crescent moon. Can I be any more of a freak? At least I have my grandfather to show me how to get by as a weredragon. It’s not easy. And I can’t even tell my best friends, because dragons have ancient enemies who want to destroy them. As if my parents, school and the soccer team weren’t enough to deal with. Looks like it’s up to me to protect the few fellow dragons that are still left or I won’t see my next birthday. Forget about blowing out those candles. With this breath, I’ll set the whole town on fire…
Dying for You — (2012) Publisher: Together for the first time, four devilishly entertaining novellas by the New York Times bestselling author prove that there’s not only life after death, but desire too… The Fixer-Upper Cathy’s new home is handsomely furnished — by an amorous male ghost. If only she had something she could… touch. Her neighbor may have a lousy personality, but he does have a perfect body. Now, spirit is about to meet flesh, to Cathy’s delight. Paradise Bossed While traveling in the Cayman Islands, Nikki loses her life in a tragic accident, but has no intention of cutting her vacation short. When a handsome male psychic is engaged to get a grip on Nikki’s spirit, he does more. He finds himself falling in love with her. Driftwood A Cape Cod werewolf agonizes over the death of a woman by his own paw. Well, to be fair, he never really killed her. She’s a vampire. Now she needs his help to kill the bloodsucker who turned her. Witch Way For centuries their families have been embroiled in a violent, irreversible feud. Today, can a witch and a witch-hunter find common ground… without killing each other first? Sometimes opposites do attract.