Book Reviews of Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need

Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need
Dead and Loving It Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
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ISBN-13: 9780425207956
ISBN-10: 0425207951
Publication Date: 4/2006
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 334 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 7145 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Don't read all four of the short stories in DEAD AND LOVING IT all at once. Read back-to-back, although a quick read, the stories are all extremely similar--there are even phrases in the stories that have been used, word for word, in the one that came before it.

That said, all four stories deal in some way with werewolves, specifically ones from the Wyndham clan. The stories are short, sexy, and to the point. Although I enjoyed the premise of all of them, the use of the "c" word to describe the female anatomy irked me, so much so that I had to, at times, set the book aside.

However, SANTA CLAWS, MONSTER LOVE, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A WEREWOLF, and A FIEND IN NEED are all fast-paced stories that die-hard fans of MJD will enjoy. Overall, not a bad book, although the typographical errors and the repetitive phrases (even some entire scenes appeared recycled from the previous short story) keep it from being a true winner.
reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 139 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Truthfully, I did not enjoy this book very much. It's basically werewolf erotica; two words that I don't like having to type together! If you like a good sex scene, then you'll probably like this book more than I did. I just don't like reading page after page of descriptive sex. I'm not prudish in my real life, but apparently I am when it comes to what I read. Who knew? It was nice to see George from the Undead series as a main character, but not as a sexual beast. It was just too weird for me! Yuck. Werewolf erotica is just not the genre for me, I guess.
reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Four stories of love, lust and howling laughter. Davidson's Wyndham Werewolves and the world of Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor collide. In three of the stories, the Wyndham werewolves find their perfect - sometimes reluctant- mates, whether mortal or immortal. And the original story of George the Fiend is the fourth story. Equal parts spicy heat and laugh-out-loud moments. Delightful read.
reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
As a fan of the Queen Betsy series, I couldn't wait to read this one. Boy was I disappointed! I couldn't even finish it. In my opinion, its nothing but graphic sex scenes (rape among other scenarios), (unnecessary) crude language, and little or no plot. I'm not prudish, but I really couldn't stomach this one.

I'd rather Davidson stuck to her light-hearted, witty ROMANCE stories.
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Helpful Score: 3
Don't read all four of the short stories in DEAD AND LOVING IT all at once. Read back-to-back, although a quick read, the stories are all extremely similar--there are even phrases in the stories that have been used, word for word, in the one that came before it.

That said, all four stories deal in some way with werewolves, specifically ones from the Wyndham clan. The stories are short, sexy, and to the point. Although I enjoyed the premise of all of them, the use of the "c" word to describe the female anatomy irked me, so much so that I had to, at times, set the book aside.

However, SANTA CLAWS, MONSTER LOVE, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A WEREWOLF, and A FIEND IN NEED are all fast-paced stories that die-hard fans of MJD will enjoy. Overall, not a bad book, although the typographical errors and the repetitive phrases (even some entire scenes appeared recycled from the previous short story) keep it from being a true winner.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very cute, very fast read. Four stories by MJD about werewolves, vampires, and fey. Even includes how George (Garrett) and Antonia get together. Great book highly recommended ecspecially if you love MJD!! :)
reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 153 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Enjoyable - not the best work from Mary Janice Davison. This is selection of 4 stories covering the characters that we know and love.
reviewed Dead and Loving It: Monster Love / Santa Claws / There's No Such Thing as a Werewolf / A Fiend in Need on + 203 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Very quick, funny "monster" romances. Steamy sex scenes plus riots of laughs.
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Helpful Score: 1
The stories themselves weren't that bad, but MJD's female characters get VERY annoying because they are ALL THE SAME. It's pretty much just a different package, but same product. That said, I liked knowing more about Garrett and Antonia's relationship as well as more about the Wolves. A must read for fans of the Betsy series and also if you've read Derik's Bane.
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Helpful Score: 1
MaryJanice Davidson puts some raunch in her books, but this was by far over the top! Page after page after page of very graphic sexual content was a big turn off! The "f" word was used too much and the "c" word just annoyed me to no end. I was disappointed in this book and disappointed in myself to have read even part of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great stories. I wish I had been reading the Betsy The Vampire series to understand the characters a little more in the last story. Overall they were great. Spunky ladies with winning personalities.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Undead books are a great series and I have read all 9 books. I highly recommend to anyone the Undead Series (Queen Betsy). However, I was not so entertained or impressed by this short-story off shoot of the series. Please do not let that comment deter you from checking out the Undead Series because it is off-the-chart entertaining and I just love the characters. I really wish I knew Betsy in real life because her quips and come-backs are to die for (no pun intended).

The mini-stories in this book are interesting but you would certainly have had to read the Undead Series to understand the back stories behind the characters written about in this book. The author's style is uniquely inviting and just plain funny. The Undead series and this book include stories about Vampires, Ghosts, Zombies, Fiends, Werewolves, and the Devil Spawn. These characters are hilarious and interesting to watch them interact and live together. There is always some disaster that has to be attending to and Queen Betsy has the humor to get through it.

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Helpful Score: 1
Very fun book I enjoyed the stories... even though sometimes I wanted more! But that happens with good storylines.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very quick read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! Mary Janice Davidson is the best! So entertaining and very funny paranormal romance. Don't miss this one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Four short stories.. classic Mary Janice Davidson. Some of the sex scenes were a little too hard core for my taste, but otherwise a very funny read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Four fun furry stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
Four funny werewolf stories. Werewolves with attitude!
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Helpful Score: 1
A collection of short stories mixing her popular Betsy Taylor stories with her Wyndham werewolves.
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Helpful Score: 1
collection of short stories. Several of them bring together as couples werewolves and the vampires. Interesting premise. Great read! Highly recommended if you're a fan of Davidson.
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Helpful Score: 1
I cannot praise this book highly enough. Seriously.
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More sex and less story than the other books I've read of MJD.
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Read it because I had nothing else at the time and glad I did. Good entertaining read.
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Funny as heck. A good read to forget your troubles. Got to see what she trouble she gets into next!!
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quite funny as I've come to expect from this author
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This book is ok. I have been reading the Betsy books and thought I would check out the last story about George the Fiend and Antonia, which didn't add much, but was fun. Each story is really fast and easy, though with some wacky and in some cases offensive wooing (rape? kidnapping?). But it is brain candy like the others, and not really meant to make you think.
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the stories were okay, one i read already, looks like she is going to tie her vampires and werewolves together.it was a good read. finished it in a couple of hrs.
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MaryJanice Davidson is one of my favorite authors. This book is good but not as good as the books in her Queen Betsy series.
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I have read most of the other books and this one filled in some missing pieces. It was fun and easy reading.
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Love this fun book... very light hearted, crazy characters... Enjoy
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Collection of four short stories. If you have read the Betsy series, Antonia's starter story is #4. Overall cute, although I am not much for anthologies. It was consistant Davidson style. So I enjoyed it.
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The stories themselves weren't that bad, but MJD's female characters get VERY annoying because they are ALL THE SAME. It's pretty much just a different package, but same product. That said, I liked knowing more about Garrett and Antonia's relationship as well as more about the Wolves. A must read for fans of the Betsy series and also if you've read Derik's Bane.
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A great book that was an easy read. The last story in the book sets up Undead and Unpopular. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Four great stories and the last one was laugh out load funny.
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from back of book:
"Will elicit howls of laughter...a rioutous romp." - Booklist
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Loved it! Already passed it on to my sister to read. Every story was funny & exciting.
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Love this series.
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The stories themselves weren't that bad, but MJD's female characters get VERY annoying because they are ALL THE SAME. It's pretty much just a different package, but same product. That said, I liked knowing more about Garrett and Antonia's relationship as well as more about the Wolves. A must read for fans of the Betsy series and also if you've read Derik's Bane.