"The Queen of the Dead is back and she is funnier that Ever!"

Everybody at some point in their life has a bad day, even a bad week. But when your name is Elizabeth Taylor [Betsy for short], and you have been Queen of the Dead or rather vampires for only six months...well a bad week takes on a whole new meaning. MaryJanice Davidson's third book in the Undead series, Undead and Unappreciated... to put it simply, ROCKS!

Betsy is doing her level best to adjust to her new role as Queen. Luckily her best friend who just happens to be richer than Bill Gates, has set them up in a humongous sprawling mansion, along with her consort and King, Eric Sinclair, who by-the-way has to pay rent along with Betsy's gay doctor friend, Marc, whom she previously saved from suicide. So as you can see life is running at status quo for the new Queen as she continues to enlarge her shoe collection, hang with friends both dead and undead, routinely check up on her fiends and of course snap at Eric Sinclair and his superior attitude even though he is a hottie.

However, as many of us well know, just as you get settled in life has a tendency to pull the proverbial carpet out from under you; and Betsy is no exception even if she is undead. To her utter frustration she finds out from Eric that she has a half sister who just so happens to be the daughter of Satan. Unfortunately, Satan was overwhelmed by her motherly duties and left so her half sister was adopted out. And just to make matters worse in order to learn more about her little half sisters prophesy she will need to read the 'Book of the Undead.' Which, by- the-way, can only be read in small doses or the reader will be overcome by its evil influences. Oh and it's made of skin.

Need I say more? Betsy who is rather simple minded on situations but ultimately has a heart of gold, decides to read the book. I mean she is the Queen and as such has been able to do many thing the Undead can't, like walk in a church, hold a cross, or be stabbed with a stake and remain standing, right?! And so the story explodes from here as chaos reins and only Betsy's wonderful wit and vampire style can save her from this tailspin.

MaryJanice Davidson writes yet another spectacularly hilarious book. I so appreciate the spin she puts on the vampire theme/genre by using real life situations spiced with humor to show the irony in being undead in today's world. Ms. Davidson is a refreshing voice to the paranormal reading experience. To say I recommend Undead and Unappreciated would be an understatement. Buy this book and let it cleanse your paranormal palette with hilarious, blood sucking fun!

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006


Most women would love to live as royalty, but Betsy has found that being vampire queen has more problems than perks, except for always being awake for Midnight Madness sales. It may be easy to find blood (yuck) in the dark of night, but try finding a strawberry smoothie. And employees at her nightclub Scratch have been giving her nothing but grief since she killed their former boss. Some people...

But Betsy's "life" takes an interesting turn at a baby shower for her wicked stepmother, who lets it slip that Betsy has a long-lost half sister. Now twenty years old, this woman just so happens to be the devil's daughter...and destined to rule the world.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire


Undead and Unappreciated
(Undead series: Book 3)
by MaryJanice Davidson

Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
December 1, 2005
Available: December 6, 2005
ISBN #0425207226
EAN #9780425207222
304 pages
Paperback (reprint)
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Other Books by
MaryJanice Davidson

Underwater Love
Undead and Undermined
Me, Myself and Why?
Undead and Unfinished
Rise of the Poison Moon
Undead and Unwelcome
Faeries Gone Wild
Seraph of Sorrow
Fish Out of Water
Mysteria Lane
Undead and Unworthy
The Silver Moon Elm
Savage Scavenge
Dead Over Heels
Swimming Without A Net
No Rest for the Witches
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, Season 2: Fangs Again
Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light
Undead and Uneasy
The Silver Moon Elm
Undead and Unpopular
Demon's Delight
Over The Moon
Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Sleeping with the Fishes
Surf's Up
Drop Dead, Gorgeous!
Dead and Loving It
Valentine's Day Is Killing Me
The Royal Pain
The Royal Treatment
Undead and Unreturnable
Really Unusual Bad Boys
Kick Ass
Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace
Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred: Season 1
Hello, Gorgeous
Derik's Bane
Undead and Unemployed
How to be a Wicked Woman
Perfect For the Beach
Undead and Unwed
Forgotten Wishes
Under Cover
Lighthearted Lust
Secrets: Volume 8
Love Lies
Canis Royal: Bridefight
Things That Go Bump In the Night II
Undead and Unwed
Thief of Hearts
Naughty or Nice
By Any Other Name
Dying For Ice Cream
Adventures of the Teen Furies
Secrets: Volume 6

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