"laughed so hard there were tears in my eyes!"
I've heard so many good things about this book.
must admit, that as strange as this will sound, I didn't
remember exactly WHY this book was so awesome. But, I was
sucked in instantly and knew I had to read the story
myself. UNDEAD AND UNWED is a true winner!
Written totally from Betsy's view, UNDEAD AND UNWED
place during the week following our intrepid heroines
death. She oversleeps, sits in gum, gets fired from her
job, then while trying to get her cat out of the road, gets
hit by a vehicle, and oh, all this on her birthday! When
she wakes up, much to her surprise, she finds herself in
her least favorite color, a pink suit with cheap shoes!
Discovering she can't die, decides to get on with being a
vampire and thus, a member of the undead.
There are so many things that are different with our
heroine, Elizabeth Taylor, or Betsy, as she prefers to be
called. You always hear how fabulous, how beautiful, or
plain but intelligent a heroine is. Well, Betsy has blonde
hair, is six feet tall, vain and although not very smart,
has what I found to be a very offbeat sense of humor that
had me laughing so hard. (I don't think I've laughed this
hard since reading Dara Joys' KNIGHT OF A TRILLION STARS.)
And she has a shoe fetish, which although slightly strange,
seems to lead to Betsy into many of her problems. This
ranges from terrorizing her 'step-monster' (gotta get HER
shoes back after all!) to falling into the hands of the bad
Ms Davidson isn't afraid to have our heroine or even
secondary characters curse up a blue streak, either.
Because its consistent throughout the novel it flows, adds
humor to otherwise stressful (or not so funny) situations
and, well, works. Likewise, there is plenty of sexual
tension thru the book, with Betsy trying to fight off her
attraction from our overbearing hero.
My favorite situations are when conversations would take
place with Betsy that were totally over her head and she
would say, "Huh? ...Okay, whatever!" Thus totally playing
up the vain and not-so-intelligent woman she is. Because
Ms Davidson never tried to make Betsy's character smarter
than she really was. This helped to add its own form of
If you are looking for a totally new sort of romance,
book is for you. Somehow Ms Davidson has broken the
romance formula. After reading some of the other reviews,
it seems that both Laurell K Hamilton and Charlaine Harris
are on this path, but I have yet to read any of their
books. However, I for one am going to order Ms Davidson's
next book as well as add her to my auto-buy author list. I
can't recommend this book enough!
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 10, 2006
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