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Book Review: “Undead and Unwed” by MaryJanice Davidson

Angel’s Adjectives: light and likable

In this book, “True Blood” meets the Stephanie Plum series. A sassy young woman–Betsy Taylor—with a designer shoe fetish ends up dead, then undead, then reluctant vampire royalty. Told in first-person, the story is one long string of smart-ass commentary and snarky dialogue. This particular type of “strong female” doesn’t take any shit, but does take stupid risks, and isn’t very nice on the surface. However, once we peel away the top layer, we discover that she’s lucky, soft-hearted and noble—so long as you don’t ruin her shoes.

Popcorn. This is the kind of book you can read in an afternoon. It’s got steamy sex, a black best friend, a gay new friend, a lesbian vampire, and a couple of tall, hot men vying for the protagonist’s affection. It’s fun, and that’s all it was ever meant to be. You can turn off your brain and be a total ditz while reading this book. It’s restful.

Plot Summary from Wikipedia.

Betsy Taylor—former model, newly unemployed secretary, 30, and still single—wakes up after being flattened by a small SUV in a tacky coffin wearing cheap knock-off shoes. Her mother is glad she is back, albeit as a vampire, but her stepmother is enraged that Betsy has reclaimed her designer-shoe collection. With a wealthy best friend and a newly acquired doctor pal who is not susceptible to her formidable allure, she sets out to right wrongs but is abducted by Nostro, a tacky 500-year-old vampire who rules the undead roost. It seems that Betsy is an anomaly: a vampire who doesn’t burn in sunlight, can fight the urge to feed, and is not repulsed by religious articles, all of which may make her the prophesied Queen of the Vampires. Teaming up with gorgeous vampire Eric Sinclair, who is in her opinion a major pervert, she takes on Nostro and his minions.

I got a kick out of Elizabeth “Queen Betsy” Taylor.

I had fun with this book.