"Terrific tale that cleverly lampoons everything and anything in its path"
In Minnesota, Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor has had a week that
only the damned would understand. First she arrives at
her clerical job at Hamton & Sons to be handed a pink slip
on her birthday. When she returns to her home she finds
Giselle her cat missing. With an April snow making the
roads treacherous, Betsy notices Giselle in the street.
She goes to rescue that darn cat, but a driver sees Betsy
too late and kills her.
Betsy awakens in a coffin dressed in an ugly pink suit and
her wicked stepmother's throw away shoes. Apparently when
she was assaulted a few months ago, she became bitten and
converted to a vampiress. The minions of her undead world
believe Betsy is the Queen. While all she wants is to
remain dead in nice garb, shoes, and hairdo, the vampiric
crowd covets sex with her to solidify their power. Only
the tall, dark, and handsome Eric Sinclair offers to
mentor her on things she needs to know about vampirism,
but was afraid to ask.
Readers who enjoy something different will not want to
leave the hilarious satirical UNDEAD AND UNWED unread.
The story line spoofs the chick lit, fairy tale, and
supernatural romance sub-genres leaving no icon unbitten.
Betsy holds the tale together as she wants nothing to do
with her new life (death), but has no choice with an
addiction to ruby colored liquids and scoring a lot more
as a dead person than she did when she was alive. This is
a terrific tale that cleverly lampoons everything and
anything in its path.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 24, 2004
From Just Laid-Off Secretary to Queen of the Undead...
It's been a helluva 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 too well to a liquid diet.
Worst of all, her new friends have the ridiculous idea that
Betsy is the prophesized 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 collection of Ferragamos isn't the only temptation 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...
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire