Book Reviews of Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Bk 1)

Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Bk 1)
Undead and Unwed - Queen Betsy, Bk 1
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425194850
ISBN-10: 042519485X
Publication Date: 3/2/2004
Pages: 288
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 1483 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 21
I was disappointed with this book. I was excited to read it, but was disappointed almost as soon as I began reading it. The main character is annoying and completely unlikeable and I could have done without the explicit sex scenes - they were very out of place & added nothing to the book! I have not decided yet if I will bother to read the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 18
This is a breezy Sunday afternoon read. The heroine is a cross between Paris Hilton and Sailor Moon - bumbling, vain, obsessed with labels, and yet very loyal to her friends.
I was not impressed with the graphic sex, and the one liners get a bit tiresome.
Still, it's a fair enough "brain candy" book, that doesn't take itself too seriously, and doesn't waste your time trying to get you to take it seriously either.
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Helpful Score: 18
I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn't even make it through the whole thing. The main character was just too annoying for me. I didn't like Betsy from the start, and I hoped as the book went on she would become less obnoxious. No such luck I'm afraid.
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Helpful Score: 10
This is the story of Betsy, who has a week from hell and winds up undead, only to find out that she's a prophesied 'Queen' to the vampires. Hilariously written, sarcasm and wit combine to make for a very sassy main character. The book is very easy and quick to read, the characters real and endearing.
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Helpful Score: 8
I think Davidson too funny... a very light, funny and enjoyable read! And so are the additional books in the series... I am on #3 now! If you like this book you may also like Charline Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. Though if you though this had too much sex you may have to go for young adult romances... try the Twilight series by Meier.
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Helpful Score: 7
I've read this book twice now and it just cracks me up. It's one of my favorite chick lit books ever! Betsy is a funny and ditzy character that I find impossible to resist.
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Helpful Score: 7
Let me start off by saying that I'm not a huge fan of vampire books. I just don't have much of an interest. However, after reading MaryJanice Davidson's Fred the Mermaid series, I decided to check this series out. I'm glad I did. Betsy is likeable, Sinclair is sexy, and the book in general is LOL funny. I look forward to #2- Undead and Unemployed. It isn't heavy vampire readiing, but it's gory enough for me. :)
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Helpful Score: 6
This is my first paranormal romance read and I really enjoyed it. I laughed out loud. I can't wait to read more in the seires. A definate recommend!
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Helpful Score: 6
Breezy, easy afternoon read (only took me about three hours or so) with snappy dialogue and laugh out loud instances. The main character, Betsy, is a silly trollop who's very much into herself - oh, and designer shoes. Sort of a silly book, but amusing and I'm interested enough to read the next book.

Betsy started to nag on me after a little while - Davidson had her attitude bump up throughout the book so while she's a smart-talking secretary at the start, towards the end she's constantly making wise cracks at everything and anything's expense. Almost Buffy-esque but trying too hard. Anywhoo, like I said, amusing and easy read with a few down points - let's see how the second book fares!
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Helpful Score: 3
Entertaining first book in a series. Elizabeth Taylor (nickname: Betsy) is a secretary and ex-model. One night after eating at a chinese buffet she is attacked by a group and bitten but manages to get away. A few weeks later she is fired from her job, and hit by a car. She wakes up in a morgue. Bewildered, she soon finds out shes a vampire, but she possesses greater powers than a normal vamp. In fact, she may be the Queen fortold in vampire folklore. Meanwhile she is expected to overthrow the reigning badguy and avoid the advances of another vampire leader - Eric Sinclair. Very funny.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a funny vamp book ... no nasty ripping throats out. It's light and fun ... of course there is a gorgeous hunk of undead for her to lust over. A quick read with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Maureen
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was very funny, A modern and slightly feminine vampire book that will make you laugh.
An ex-model wakes up in the morge and doesn\'t know why, but remembers later that she was attacked a few months before by some weird creatures. After she finds out what she is she does not conform
and doesn\'t think there\'s any reason to hide it.
The vamps think she\'s there Queen, but In the end they bribe her with her passion,,...Designer Shoes..
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny novel of a fashion driven vampire. I loved the humor. If I could have removed the sex scenes, it would have been the perfect read for my teenager.
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Helpful Score: 2
Oh this was too funny! I could not put this book down and read it in less than a week. I never thought I would be reading a book about vampires... I'm just not into the paranormal stuff, but it didn't matter for this book, I am so hooked! I love the fact that it is set in Minneapolis too... I'm from the mid-west and don't know if I've read a book so close to home before.
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Helpful Score: 2
Sorry to say I didn't like the book. I just couldn't get into the story line.
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Helpful Score: 2
easy mindless..fun
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Helpful Score: 2
When I first saw this on the shelf years ago I let a friend talk me out of purchasing it. We are talking back in the days when I think we were waiting for book 3 to release. Finally book 3 did release and I went ahead and purchased it all in one fell swoop. Somehow despite my friend's hatred of the series I knew I was going to love it. I did love it and I gobbled all three books up like they were going out of style.

Mary Janice Davidson is funny. She has a unique writing style unlike anyone else in this genre. She will make you laugh. Yes sometimes she is cheesy. Yes sometimes she is predictable. It does not matter. You will enjoy reading her books regardless of which series you buy. Her writing is always on the mark quality wise. She is a star out there shinning brightly among so many dim lights. Many try to imitate her but nobody can do what she does.
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Helpful Score: 2
Had a difficult time with this book. The premise interested me, but I just found myself annoyed. I actually liked Betsey, I can relate to her love of shoes and I really liked the fact that she just wanted to live her own life and deal with being undead on her own terms. Jessica and Marc were the other characters that I enjoyed ~ they simply accepted what she was and ran with it, as well as her mom. But it was the other undead characters that simply annoyed me. I got that there was a prophecy and war between the vamps was about to explode, but Sink Lair (Sinclair) and Tina could have approached things differently with Betsy. I'm all for the whole Alpha Male thing, but Sinclair just didn't do it for me. I kept reading because I thought it would get better, and it did at times, but then I would just get annoyed. I did want to like this book, but I just couldn't get into it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I liken this book to a B horror movie. You don't watch a B horror expecting much other than gore, T&A, and cheese.

Betsy is amusing but I got tired of her after a while, especially since this was a first person POV. But Davidson does write well (though she could have toned down the sex scenes), and at least she allows her other characters to acknowledge that Betsy is a ditz.

It's a quick read and if you space the novels out, you will be able to stomach Betsy more readily.
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Helpful Score: 2
Queen Betsy is a lighter side of the vampire books. Very funny, sexy and a great read. Really enjoyed the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great parnormal romance. An easy fun read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Best series of books (Queen Betsy), makes you gigle and it's light in the heart.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best books I've read in a long time. Definitely did not think it was "my kind" of book but loved it from the first page. This book is the funniest book I've ever read but manages to make you love the characters and care about what will happen next. This is the first in a series and I believe if you read the first you'll want the rest. I know I do!
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AWESOME! That sums it up in one word. MJD has managed to write a book that had me laughing-out-loud from page one, and kept me laughing all the way to the end. A new twist in vampire stories, I can't wait for the next installment, UNDEAD AND UNEMPLOYED. For anyone who likes hot romance mixed with humor and a healthy dash of paranormal, UNDEAD AND UNWED is NOT to be missed.
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I enjoyed this book enough to get the second one, in fact I had already decided only half way through. I like the fact that I'm not reading about your typical, same old vampire. I also like that it was a pretty quick read. Well written, although the main character can get a little annoying since she blabs a lot but you get through it non the less and onto the good parts!
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Great book
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Helpful Score: 1
Betsy Taylor is having a bad week. First she loses her job as a secretary, then while trying to rescue her cat she gets hit by a car, next she wakes up in a coffin in the funeral home and she's dead. She refuses to be dead so she just continues her life much to the amazement of her friends and family. This is a funny book. Betsy is a cute and sometimes overly chatty character. I enjoyed this fast read and am looking forward to her further adventures. If you liked the Sookie Stackhouse books or the "Don't talk back to your Vampire" series, you should enjoy this one too.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious read! Betsy the reluctant vampire queen...funny reading. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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This was a campy, funny quick read and I enjoyed it immensely. I would order the next book in the series as it was a book that I wanted to continue reading but didn't have to think alot to read it.
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Kept hearing about this series but wasn't sure about another vampire story. I am glad i gave it a try, it's very fun and kept me interested. I will be reading the rest of the series.
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OMG this one keeps you laughing and wanting to know what crazy comment Betsy is going to make next! I highly recommend this one if you enjoy some laughter with your vampire stories. This one has the comedy, the fight to be on top, the "leave me be" attitude, as well as the "that's soo cool" reactions of Betsy's best friend. This is definitely a series I will continue to read.
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hilarious - I am reading the whole series. Very silly and laugh out loud funny.
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Fabulous chick lit...vampire,shoe lovers Unite!
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Funny,Erotic,Entertaining. A must read. Mec51
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Cute book about a sassy young vampire. She isn't taking being one of the undead on anyone's terms but her own. A fun read!
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Helpful Score: 1
this was a really good book. Looking forward to reading the others in the series
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A delightful series about a vampire queen who loves designer shoes and works at Macy's!! I liked it so much, I went out and bought the entire series!!!
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This was a page turner...I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to get the next book in the series!
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This book was hilarious for the first 150 pages. Then it dropped and got stale. Sooo disappointing. I was really enjoing the first few chapters. Pity. Besty is a vampire qeen that doesn't know it. This book is full of witty sarcasim, I just don't buy the love. All the relationships in this felt forced. I will not be reading any more of this series.
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This is a story I want to like more than I do. It's a really cute twist on the paranormal genre... but I found the main character unbelievably annoying -- as in 'no one could be THAT shallow'. Still, there is a charm in the lighthearted treatment of 'vampires' and I do love the idea of a girly-girl vampire, so I am willing to give the series one more try.

It is a very quick read, and that's on the plus side as well.
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I could not put this book down. Betsy is a very loveable Vampire. She will keep you in Stitches. All she wants to do is move on with her newly "undead" life. But vampire politics gets in her way. This is vamp chic lit at it's best.
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Helpful Score: 1
Still haven't decided if I like the book enough to read the series. The overall theme and story line are great but the main character just annoys the crap out of me. The smart remarks that she constantly makes are just so unnecessary and make me feel like I'm reading something meant for a teeny bopper.
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I have found another favorite author! I'm all into the whole supernatural genre and read all that I can. I first read an anthology by MaryJanice Davidson and was hooked. Her stories have it all: vamps, weres, sex, violence and laugh out loud moments. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the entire series. Queen Betsy is a hoot!!
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Loved this book! The characters are a riot! Can't wait to read the next one!
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Great Book. Very funny, Queen Betsy has a great sense of humor, and whitty "nick-names" and come backs. Her shoe obsession just adds to it. Great interaction and play between characters. Can't wait to continue with the series. Though the Author's website says to read two other books proir to this one for the series as it overlapps with another series.
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Love, love, love this book. MJD does not disappoint and I can't wait to read more of the series!
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Didn't want to put it down. Finally found a writer who writes like I think, Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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This is another light-hearted take on the whole vampire genre. As the other reviews have indicated Betsy dies, only to find herself among the undead, much to her surprise. Eric Sinclair is the undead heart throb in this story. The story has been outlined in other reviews and I won't go into it again.

I enjoyed the book enough that I ordered the next book in the Queen Betsy saga. I ope you enjoy it as well.
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A narcisistic secretary turned vampire....who will do anything for shoes...even kill a horribly cliche'd ruler to become queen herself. Full of humor that keeps you turning the page. I loved it!
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Refreshingly funny! If I had awaken undead, I think I would have reacted similarly. I whipped through this little book (just under 300 pages) in less than 2 days (work days). And I look forward to reading the next one. If the rest are similar, they will easily become a favorite. 4.5 of 5 stars.
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A fun romp in the world of the newly "undead". I found the book to be a lot of fun. It could have used some better character development but still a nice quick read. I liked Betsy and will read more in this series.
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Enjoy Vampire series, BUT NOT THIS ONE. I was bored with it. I did not care for the main charecter at all. I forced my way through the first book and half way through the secong hoping that she would grow on me. She never did. If anything I grew to dislike her more
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In Book 1 of MaryJanice Davidson's Queen Betsy series, Undead and Unwed, Betsy Taylor has had a horrible day. First, she loses her job as a secretary. Then, when she gets home and goes outside to retrieve her cat, she is hit by a car and instantly killed. So that's the end of everything... right?

Not exactly. Betsy wakes up in her own coffin, dressed in a cheap pink suit and horrible shoes all courtesy of her gold-digging stepmother. It seems that thanks to a late night attack outside of a Mongolian restaurant, Betsy is now a vampire. As she is soon to find out, not just any vampire. She is, in fact, the supposed Queen who has been prophesied to free the vampires from their current leader, an iron fisted man named Nostro. She doesn't believe it at first and only wants to live her undead unlife the same as she lived her life, including shopping for expensive, designer shoes. But it is hard to ignore that not only is she unlike humans, but she is different from other vampires, too. Men and dogs are drawn to her, conventional weapons such as crosses and holy water are ineffective, and she doesn't need to feed nightly as other vampires do. She is extraordinary for a vampire, which gives credence to the claim that she is meant to be the Queen.

Undead and Unwed isn't one of those serious 'the plights of a new vampire' type novels. There's no Louisesque pondering of the soul and spirit, that 'mortal coil' that is referenced. No, this book will have you laughing from page one. You are drawn in by the utter insanity of this poor young woman's life, by her failed attempts at self-annihilation, and her personal opinions about what she has become. Because, really, how would your every day girl feel about suddenly becoming a vampire? It would be a little surreal, yes, but I also think anyone would react the way Betsy did: with a logical, "nu-uh!"

Though I have to admit that sometimes I was frustrated by Betsy's inability to be serious or mature for even a moment. The conversations had throughout the novel were nothing more than witty banter back and forth... I don't think anyone had a serious conversation the entire book without something 'clever' being said somewhere in retort. I like the book a lot, but I do hope that as Betsy gets used to being a vampire, especially as Queen, she matures a bit and cares a little less about sarcasm and shoes and a little more about the big picture. I don't know if I would want someone who can't so easily look below the surface of a situation as my Queen! But, hey, that is what development is for and none of us is perfect, right? Betsy provides a lot of amusement and laughs, so I have to think her for that even as I sometimes wanted to strangle her. I mean none of the above as criticism, don't get me wrong, because I loved the book. And I like a character that is imperfect because, come on, how many annoyingly perfect leading female characters are there out in the world of literature? Too many. We need a good, ultimately heart-warming but superficial shoe lover to remind us that some characters can be great and entertaining without being perfect.

I hope that the next book is as much fun as the first. And, of course, that she continues to both love and loath Sinclair. It would totally ruin the fun if they get all lovey so soon. I really enjoyed the two of them mutually disliking but wanting each other.
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Fun read. (Summer reading by the pool)

If you are looking at the vampire book possibilities... I think this one is better than the Sookie books. But definitely no where close to the Twilight series.
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Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!!!!!!!!


This book is hilarious! I have not laughed so hard in a loooong time. Thank You MJD!

*sigh* I want some Manolo Blahnik's!!
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This is one of my absolute FAVORITE book series! No, I haven't exactly read them in order. But I'm trying to now! This is one of the funniest, well written books (and that really applies to the entire series) I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Serious fun.
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I enjoyed this book for what it was...a fun light read. It was quick and easy to pick up if I got interupted. I really enjoyed Betsy and the other characters. Great to read at a swim meet between watching my swimmers swim.
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I just loved it! I recently discovered MaryJanice Davidson, and her sarcastic, witty vampire books are a fun read.
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This is a great series if you are in paranormal romance. This is what hooked me into vampires, It's that Eric Sinclair you can't stop reading once you start.
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Undead and Unwed
4 out of 5

Sometimes a narrator can really make or break a book. In this instance Nancy Wu just blew it for me. I cant stand whiney voices and though she is trying to portray a whiney self centered character she just took it too far.

But -- the storyline, well that is different and the reason I added an extra star. The story is very well paced with a dont know whats coming next feel that has you laughing out loud.

Not only is life challenging when you are named Elizabeth Taylor, but when you wake up after being hit by a car and you are in a coffin, wearing the ugliest clothes that your evil stepmother could dressed you in, life can only get better. Well, that is if you think being a Queen Vampire is better.

Betsy isnt your usual vampire; she doesnt burn in the sun, can wear a cross and doesnt have to feed like the average vampire. This alone makes Nostro, the evil vampire leader, want Betsy dead, but with the help of a very desirable Eric Sinclair, they take on this dictator and total hilarity pursues.

A wee bit adult at times, but still very funny and definitely a series to follow. But not on audio, Ill stick with the books.
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Easy, fun read. The main character is funny, witty and loveable. The romance is fun and steamy but not over the top. I'm now on book 5 of the series and will read the rest.
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I was kind of unsure whether or not to order this book, but I'm glad I did. It's more of a comedy than a paranormal romance, which is what it says on the book. I don't read romance novels, but it's hard for me to resist a book about vampires, so I took a chance. If you're looking for an easy read that will make you laugh out loud, then this one is it. If you're looking for a romance, then you should probably pass over this book. The romance was pretty much just a sub-plot. Betsy is the heroine, not the damsel in distress.
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Very new take on Vampires! Witty, silly and fun!
Very modern!
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I think this book got me out of my Post Traumatic Twilight Syndrome. It was good for a laugh, very few steamy scenes. I loved it.
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This is a very fun book which just begs to be read constantly rather than allowing its reader to have a life or something.
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I loved this book!! The relationship between Betsy and her friends is hilarious and wonderful. Story line is cute, fun, and moves along nicely. I can't wait to read the rest in the series.
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I am new to this vampire genre stuff, so I found it a bit weird. But it is a very quick read. Quite funny in parts, very down-to-earth, girl-power kind of thing. Some spicy romance thrown in to make it complete.
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This book is funny but the main character is hard to like. The main character Betsy is annoying and obsessed with herself but mostly her shoes. She does have her moments but they are few and far between.
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This book was pretty good. It kept me entertained, but I'm sort of on the fence on whether I really liked it or not - I mean it was good, but not great.. and I'm still not quite sure if I like Betsy (the narrator), she annoys me and then she doesn't.. very strange. I think I'll have to read the next one just to see where Davidson takes this as a series, and so I can grasp a better opinion on it, lol.
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An enjoyable read
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A cute, funny quick read.
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Laugh out loud funny!!
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Loved it! This first book got me hooked on the series from the first chapter.
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Liked the story but too much gratuitous sex.
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What a cute book! It isnt the type I usally read, but Betsy really pulled me in. It was really funny, and has interested twists on vampires. A great first book in a series.
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I have enjoyed all the Queen Betsy books. can't wait to read them all
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Could not stop laughing.
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This is the first vampire book I've read and I have to admit I don't think I could have picked one that was more fun. I was laughing out loud at the antics of this Vampire Queen. I can't wait to read the second book. Good fast fun read - great book for a summer beach read. Carol
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I enjoyed this book. It was a quick easy read. Shopaholic meets Vampires.
I look forward to the next.
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At first I thought this book was a little hokey but then I really got in to it. The author writes with with a wonderful humor and a sort of realism. I can easily picture the heroine selling out for designer footwear! I know people just like her. Great book, can't wait to read the next in the series!
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Hysterical absolutely hysterical
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A satirical masterpiece! Loved it!
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I loved this book. Had me laughing out loud!
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Well, this was lighter than dandelion fluff, and I breezed through it in just a couple hours. It's told by a first-person narrator, Betsy Taylor, a tall blonde former model with a smart mouth and a lust for designer shoes. She has a very, very bad day which ends with her being laid off from her dead-end job and then hit by a car & killed. Only this is a black comedy, so it's not as appalling as it sounds. In fact, Betsy's still narrating this (kind of like William Holden floating in his swimming pool) because she wakes up in the funeral home as a vampire with supernatural powers. In fact, she is the queen of the vampires. This was a sexually frank book, even a little kinky, but above all, it's an amazingly efficient mechanism for delivering one-liners, one after the other, at the rapid pace of a TV sitcom. This author's a great joke writer! Though the jokes are so topical in some cases that I wonder if they'll make sense to some readers in about five years. Sorry, when I heard the love interest had an Elvis pompadour, that killed the sexual chemistry for me (ha!), because I pictured the older, double-chinned Elvis, stuffed into a jump suit. Still, the book does really well exactly what it set out to do: beguile away three hours or so by making you laugh. Though I'm not going to pursue the series any further, I can see why it might be addictive. But also, why for some, the joke-after-joke dialogue might wear out its welcome after a while.
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Funny and entertaining. A great, quick read. The heroine in the book is very funny and witty.
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A cross between Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Katie Macalister's Aisling Grey. Light and funny, a good in-between-books read.
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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 prophesied 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 vampire 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...
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This book made me laugh so hard I cried and so loud and often my family kept sneaking curious glances at me.
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I loved this book. There were parts where I laughed out loud and books don't often do that for me. I can't wait to read the whole series. Long live Queen Betsy!
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Great series
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First book in the Queen Betsy series. Has some very funny moments and great one-liners.
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Loved this book! Was light and funny-fast read! a great book if you're in a "reading rut"!
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For all you Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, you won't be disappointed by Betsy Taylor, Queen of the Vampires. Undead and Unwed is a fresh and funny look at what happens when a snarky, shoe-loving, confidently single gal in the nondescript twin cities takes her popular girl personality into the realm of the Undead.

Betsy is out of her element surrounded by sullen, poorly dressed blood suckers who fail to appreciate her sense of humor and her irreverance for their centuries-old traditions, which makes for several laugh-out-loud funny moments.
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I loved this book.It was a cute quick read shows vampires in a new funny light am starting the 2rd book in this series hope I like it as much.
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Really funny. Quick, light read. Betsy is a hoot. :-)
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Great!
Can't wait to read the series!
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Good, sexy reading.
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Usually I don't read these types of books. I am more of a classics, Oprah Book Club, etc. kind of reader but these are just funny...they aren't written badly for the genre, but she just throws the funniest little things here and there. Read the entire series. I am starting another series soon.
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First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.
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Fun quick read!
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A fun light read. I've never read a humorous paranormal before so I didn't know what to expect, but I enjoyed it.
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I really enjoyed this book, nice light read, but Betsy makes me want to slap her, she's so ADD and annoying. I will continue with the series though, she is quite funny
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A fun vampire tale.
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Very fun read.
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If you like your vampires funny...you'll eat this book up.
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Hysterical read!! I loved it!
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A comical look at the world (or underworld) of vampires. There's a laugh on every page!
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A cute and funny look at the "undead" from the most unlikely candidate...
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The first book written about Betsy Taylor, "Queen of the Undead". When Betsy wakes up thirsting for blood, her new vampire friends tell her she's the prophesized vampire queen. Betsy could care less about politics; all she wants is a large stash of designer shoes. So that's how the vampires get her interested in helping them overthrow a power-hungry vampire - by promising her a shopping spree for designer shoes! By the end of the book, Betsy has accepted her new status in life (or is it non-life?). But Ferragamos shoes and other shoes of that ilk are still a priority with Betsy. I gave this book an 8 score since I didn't find it as funny as the reviews on the cover claimed but it was humorous nonetheless. Betsy is basically a shallow character, not because she's obsessed with designer shoes, but because she's oblivious to most of the vamps and people around her. She's a ditzy character on the surface which makes this book a fun, light hearted read that took me only one night to finish.
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Cute book was laughing all the way through.. Can not wait for the next Undead bbok..
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Loved it! Betsy is a interesting character and I can't wait to find out what happens next with her and Sinclair.
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I didn't enjoy this book at all. It was catty, and shallow. Not my type of book.
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Cute book.
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Can you ever say enough about a really good book. This one is just soooo good.
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I really wanted to like this book. The premise seemed interesting. The main character however killed it for me. There was no way for me to identify with the heroine's personality and gives me nothing to make me want to see her be victorious. The sexual elements of the plot in an of themselves were not a problem for me but there seemed to be moments that were included purely for shock value.
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Love, love, love this book so much! Perfect.
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Funny spin on the vampire genre. Long Live Queen Betsy!
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Great read, didn't think I'll like it so much
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Love these books, Betsy is too funny.
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This book was cute and funny. Betsy (Elizabeth) Taylor is so not like any other vampire you've ever met (or read about). Holy water, crosses, even sunlight cannot hurt Betsy, and as she learns to come to terms with her newly undead life, she learns the ropes of Vampires 101 from the tall, dark, and gorgeous Sinclair, whom she both lusts after and despises all at once. The other vampires she's met have begun to notice these differences in Betsy as well and claim her to be their prophesied Vampire Queen, a job which Betsy vehemently denies. A battle ensues in which the tyrannical Nostro, who has ruled the vampires for hundreds of years, must be overthrown in order to return peace to the vampire community.

The quirkiness of this book had me laughing out loud at times, and I'm looking forward to reading Undead and Unemployed, the next in the series. The short story by Mary Janice Davidson in the Cravings anthology, Dead Girls Don't Dance, takes place between the events of Undead and Unwed and Undead and Unemployed. Betsy and Sinclair only make a minor appearance in that story, with the focus being on Andrea, a vampire making her way from Chicago to St. Paul to pay homage to the new Vampire Queen.
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I just love this series! can't wait to read more
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When the novel begins, Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor is already (un)dead. The day before her death unfolds in which she is late for work, fixes the copy machine for her incompetent coworkers, and chases after her cat who is stuck in snow on the other side of the road. A truck hits her while she crosses the street and her body slams into a tree, killing her. She wakes up in a funeral parlor dressed in a tacky, pink power suit and her stepmother's last year, knock-off designer shoes. It's her mission to recover her designer shoes from her stepmother, which she does within the first forty pages, and then the rest of the novel is focused on other vampires mixing her up in their politics.

Betsy angered me. I found her to be unlikeable, both as a narrator and a main character. She's a completely passive character. Shes incredibly whiney. She mentions her heightwe get it; youre talltoo often (see: height breakdown). Her judgment is lacking. When she wakes up from her death, her first instinct is to attempt to kill herself repeatedly by jumping off a building, drowning herself in the Mississippi River, electrocuting herself by grabbing a power line, drinking a bottle of bleach, stabbing herself in the heart with a butchers knife, and getting the tar beat out of her by muggers. None of them work but she tries over and over again as if she thinks, Maybe this time Ill die! Betsy is trying to kill herself when she intervenes in a mugging. She wants the men to beat her to death and, you know, not rape and murder the woman and her daughter. The daughter tells Betsy shes a vampire because she sees Betsy's fangs hanging out. Up until that point, Betsy thought she was a zombie despite having an unquenchable thirst. Shes so stupid.

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i liked it :), was kinda humorus
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Great Book. Very funny, Queen Betsy has a great sense of humor, and whitty "nick-names" and come backs. Her shoe obsession just adds to it. Great interaction and play between characters. Can't wait to continue with the series. Though the Author's website says to read two other books proir to this one for the series as it overlapps with another series.
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"Entertaining, wicked, and delightful...A reading experience that will leave you laughing and 'dying' for more from the talented pen of Mary Janice Davidson." --Romance Reviews Today

"Chick lit meets vampire fiction in this creative, sophisticated, sexy, and wonderfully witty book." -- Catherine Spangler
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I am in love with this series. It's silly and funny and just plain fun to read. The series is one of my favs for sure!
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Entertaining as all get out, Betsy has all kinds of funny problems now that she's dead. A different vampire book, but usually overpriced at the store for a short story.
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This made for an easy, if not silly read. Honestly, a big part of my enjoyment of this series is based on the books being light, quick reading with easy to understand characters and short chapters, which I can fit in throughout the day without having to go back over anything if I've been interrupted (My kids are 5mo and 19mo, need I say more?). Even if the reading level is pretty low, the books manage to provide momentary relief between watching "Brainy Baby" and listening to Wiggles' soundtracks. I hardly have time for something that requires a bit more brain power, so this suffices to amuse me for now.
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Funny! Can't wait to read the next one.
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A fun read.I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in the series.
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I have to admit this is not the type of book I would normally read but I am so glad that I did. It was a very easy read with an interesting plot that kept me wanting to read it. I can not wait to read the others in the series!
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I considered just keeping this new series; they're good and funny, but I'll just go for her newest and trade these in.
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What a cute read!! I look like books that I can read fast and move on to the next one. Cant wait to read more from this author.
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After reading some of the reviews, I was presently surprised to find that I enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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I'll admit I expected not to like this book. I don't like flighty shallow heroines, and I'm very picky when it comes to comedy in books. I'm sorry to say this book didn't really prove me wrong.

It's the first person account of Betsy becoming a vampire. Betsy seems dimwitted and self absorbed, but to give her credit she does have a good sense of humor. At first it was mildly amusing to read about her "death", and subsequent inability to truly die. That lasted about 50 pages. Then the evil stepmother showed up, having stolen Betsy's shoes after she "died" and I lost interest. Aside from the fact that the constant naming of brands (she goes on and on about the shoes!) was driving me crazy, I just couldn't deal with the simplistic characterization and melodrama.

My impression of this book was that it's a lot like a soap opera, but with a vampire as our person of interest. To some this may be appealing, and if your looking for a mindless laugh I'd say go for it. Not for me, though.
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LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. Had me rolling in stitches!!! If you enjoy humerous romances, you've GOT to read this one!
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Very amusing paranormal romance.
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This book is not very interesting at all. I really could not get interested in it.
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I absolutely loved this book! She's hysterical, and the story was interesting.
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I wasn't too sure about this series of books. I like my series books to have a lot of substance and not much fluff. BUT this book was all mindless fluff and I loved it. I am glad I ordered book one and book two together because I finished both of them in less then 3 hours and can't wait to read the next book in the series. I laughed at many places and although Betsy is a little bit of a ditz she also has a good heart and is likable. Hard core vampire fans might not like this book, as it is more of a chick lit, with some undead thrown in, but if you read the book knowing it is going to be a light fun read then you won't be disappointed!
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This is, without a doubt, the worst book I have ever read. It's poorly written; the characters are annoying, and it wasn't even all that funny. I really almost didn't finish it because the writing was so horrible. I am convinced that my middle school students could write better than this.
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I tried to read this series so many times, I personally just dont get it. Was not as good as people were making it out to be. Does not compare in my mind to Black Dagger Brotherhood or any vampire book I've read for that matter.
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I absolutely loved this book! It was a quick fun read with moments of humor, sex appeal and what life is like when you are dead or "undead".
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I thought this book was quite good. I thought it was funny, a vampire that is addicted to designer shoes. If you like the Sookie Steakhouse series. I would also recommend this book to read. This book was a quick and easy read.
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Loved this book enough to read seven more in the series. This is of the Charlaine Harris- Sookie Stackhouse type of vampire book. Contemporary, flirty, fun, sassy, sexy. Of the series, this was one of my favorites. I'm never a big fan of female characters who are "dumb" but this one works despite her flighty, self-centered behavior. Lots of hilarious one-liners and silly puns. So fun to read you don't want to put it down. I wasn't sure until closer to the end if her relationship with Sinclair was going to be hit or miss, but I found the love scene at the end pretty convincing.
4 stars
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This book is funny if you don't take it too seriously. Quick, easy read. Made me laugh. I would have liked the main character better if she'd had some depth, she is pretty superficial. I'm hoping her character will develop as the series contines. Good descriptions throughout the book.
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This series is just all right. A nice, quick, fluffy read.
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I really want to get more reading done in my busy world, and I could not have found a more fun book to read first. With my TBR pile so high, it may be a book or three before I get to the next one, but I can't wait. This book was clever, delightful, sometimes laugh out loud funny and very endearing. You can hear the sarcasm in "Betsy's" tone. Reading this book, you just know you're in for a fun adventure. WOULDN'T YOU want a vampire as a best friend forever? Emphasis on forever.
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Cute quick read.
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Clever and fun. My favorite of the series (at least so far).
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Before getting it, the previous owner advised me the cover was wrinkled, but I took it anyway, and am I glad I did!!! I have read the first 3 books in the series, and can hardly wait to read the fourth. BETSY QUEEN OF THE VAMPIRES, IS A FUNNY, LAUGH OUT LOUD HEROINE, AND THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE BOOK ARE GREAT. IF YOU NEED A GOOD LAUGH, AS WELL AS A WELL WRITTEN STORY, THEN THIS IS THE BOOK, OR SERIES FOR YOU!!!!!
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A funny quick read.
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I loved this book. Made me laugh,so I purchased the others in this series.
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Nice, light read! Very entertaining. :)
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The first of the Davidson's Betsy Taylor series. Betsy Taylor loses her job and then is killed in an auto accident. As if that isn't harsh enough, Betsy hears that she is a prophesied Queen of the Vampires. Most enjoyable, 'light' read.
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and as I said with another in the series...it's just not long enough!
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Pretty good, and funny! I'll check her other books.
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This book is has a silly premise, but is very enjoyable to read. A vampire queen with Manolos. One sitting to read.
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IF YOU WANT A LIGHT, FUN READ, THIS IS IT! NICE IMAGINATIVE TAKE ON THE WAMPIRE BOOKS. LIKE THE HERO TOO! SHE'S A KICK! I WILL READ THE OTHERS IN THIS SERIES.
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I loved this book. I cant wait to get the next ..and the next... Great quick read!
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Cute book, 1st in the Betsy series- I'll read more!
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Cute continuation of the series.
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Easy reading and very entertaining. Her one liners are hysterical!
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Hilariously funny. Great first book in a series!
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If you like Janet Evanovich, you'll probably like these books. They're like her books, but a bit more...crass...and descriptive. Not for easily offended people.
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Funny! First in series. I'm looking forward to reading the others.
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The adventures of Elizabeth Taylor(not the actress ;-D!!) begin when she is bitten by a pack of Fiends--and becomes not only a vampire, but finds out she is their Queen-to-be...the only catch is, she has to best the reigning baddie, Nostro, and hook up witha domineering, irriatitng vampire named Eric Sinclair.
What's a poor vamp to do when all she craves are designer shoes??
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1st in the Betsy series. Absolute fun. You will be laughing out loud. Can't wait to read the rest.
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Love this series...reminds me of the style of Janet Evanovich in the Stephanie Plum series...These are LOL books. The main character and supporting characters are a hoot! Very quick reads. Done in 2 days.
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Funny, quick witted. Finished in one day. A must read!
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Hilarious! I read this in an afternoon. Smartmouthed reluctant heroine with a serious designer shoe habit. The only thing I didn't care for were two passages of overly Harlequin Romancesque scenes. Cheezy.....but the rest of the book made me laugh enough to get past them.
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Betsy Taylor loses her job, is killed in an automobile accident and, just to make things more interesting, rises from the dead. This is the first book in the series.
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The first in a series of five books written by Mary Janice Davidson about Betsey Taylor. She just lost her job, and is having a really horrible day when she finds out not only is she dead, but she is undead and is foretold to be the new queen of the vampires. Very funny and a geniunely likeable heroine.
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Great book by Davidson. Betsy the queen of vampires is so hilarious! Must read!!
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Witty, and funny. Loved reading it..looking forward to the rest of the series!
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A fast, fun read. Vampire fiction meets chick lit. Everybody wins.
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This is a fun book, with a well-developed supernatural heroine.
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Love this book. LOVE, I say. First in the Betsy Taylor, Queen of the Vampires series, to which I am addicted.
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This book is so wickedly funny. A secretary with a very expensive shoe fetish is attacked by some strange creatures while leaving a restaurant where she ate Mongolian Beef with lots of garlic. She is hit by a car and dies weeks later, only to rise again as a vampire. Her cast of sidekicks inclued her billionare best friend, a gay doctor she "feasted on" during his suicide attempt, and a very sexy vampire named Eric Sinclair.
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Hilarious, entertaining,a quick read!
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Funny, fast read.
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Funny but very prdictable. I don't think I will be reading the rest of the series.
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funny, quippy, easy. good read!
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Hilarious!!!! I am not usually a fan of paranormal romance, but this book was terrific!!!! I plan on reading the whole series!!! A truly great read!!!
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actually didn't get into it, so I can't say!
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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.It has a different idea on the vampire genre and the romancey stuff isn't too "heaving bousomesque".
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Hilarious and graphically sexy.
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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!
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Unusual and funny. Good read.
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Fun light and frothy. Imagine a Vamire Queen with a shoe fetish.
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Fast, easy read. Fun and wierd.
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I really enjoyed this book, although the premise was a bit odd. I think that Davidson really carried it off with a surprisingly believable story. This book was very funny and I will definitely read more in this series.
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One of the funniest books I've read in ages.
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Easy read. Cute in a trendy sort of way.
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I loved it!! A vampire comedy. I plan to read the other books in this series!
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I absolutely LOVED this series, or at least the first book of it. I am now working on Undead and Unemployed. Mary Janice Davidson has a great sense of humor. I am a new fan of hers!
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I LOVED this book! I can't wait to read more in this series.
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I am hooked on this series though it's a little silly. New take on the whole vampire genre.
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Cute vampire book.
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This book isn't a genre that I usually read. I'm not really into romance books or books about vampires, but this had just enough humor to keep me interested. It was fun and a very quick read.
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Funny first book of this series:

First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.
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This was a very good book. I have already started reading the rest of the series.I think Mary Janice Davidson is a great writer.
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Couldn't get into it at all. Found it to be too silly to enjoy.
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A hilarious and quick read. Well worth it!
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I wasn't anticipating the sexual overtones in this book. Now, I'm not a prude but it seemed a little...forced. Almost like the sex/feeding aspect was for shock value as it really didn't add to the story - it was more of a distraction than a addition. Other than that, I enjoyed it. The side characters are very entertaining. I'll give this series another shot.
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Excellent book, quick read.
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LOVED IT!!!! I instantly got ADDICTED to this series! I couldnt put it down. I read th WHOLE series of books within a weekend. Loved it!!!!!!!
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The first of the Queen Betsy books was a fun read. Elizabeth Taylor, that's her real name and she's heard all the jokes, gets hit by an SUV and dies, then wakes up in a coffin, and begins a new life as a vampire. She meets some interesting characters, including a love interest and his archenemy. I cannot wait to read the rest!
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Ilove this series and had an easy breezy time reading it, unlike some other books that you feel like putting down after a couple of chapters these series compells you to read like a fiend :)
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LOVED IT! This book had me laughing out loud the entire read. About an expensive shoe loving woman who gets turned into a vampire and thrown into a was in the underworld. Can't wait to read the sequel!!
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ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY DAVIDSON. THE FIRST IN A SERIES. I WILL BE LOOKING FOR MORE BY HER.
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Great Book. Very funny, Queen Betsy has a great sense of humor, and whitty "nick-names" and come backs. Her shoe obsession just adds to it. Great interaction and play between characters. Can't wait to continue with the series. Though the Author's website says to read two other books proir to this one for the series as it overlapps with another series.
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If u are a buffy fan, this is a great twist on the whole new Vamp romance lit that is spring up like wildfire. fun, fabulous & girly without too much gore & the romance part is just right. although there was a little more detail to some sex sceens than I epected, but didn't mind. READ IT!!
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first in the series. Very good read, though not much of a romance.
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Cute and funny reading here!
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This book is fun. A fun, funny, wacky vampire book. It's a hoot.
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I'm not really into vampire stories, but I really liked this series. It's fun and sassy!
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Hysterically funny! Gotta love Betsy the Vampire Queen!
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First in the series. A fun, funny read.
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Although Betsy got a bit abrasive in places, this is a fun, fresh, original read.
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What a refreshing read! Very funny. Don't read it if you are eating or drinking!!!
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Entertaining, wicked and delightful -- chic lit meets vampire fiction in this creative, sophisticated, sexy and witty book!
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Imagine dying, waking up in a morgue, and then trying to kill yourself again without success. Well, that happened to Betsy before she rudely discovered she was the Queen of the Vampires. A light, silly romp of a vampire book. If you need a quick read and enjoy a silly vampire series, then this is the one for you.
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Undead and Unwed is a quick and easy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Betsy is hysterically funny. Absolutely self-absorbed and completely unapologetic. Watching her 'adjust' to being a vampire is worth the price of admission (so to speak) all by itself. Can't wait to read the rest
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Too funny! Chick lit at its best!
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Very funny and charming read. Betsy is surely not the vampire world's choice for Queen, but I have the feeling she'll do a great job in her Prada shoes. Really fun read.
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My stepdaughter read this series and I had no plans to. Then I found the first 3 books at a thrift store. I decided to give them a try and was surprised to find I really enjoyed them. I'm not one for the intimate parts but overall I like this series.
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Great series. Love the humor in the storyline. Easy quick read.
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Wonderful Book...Couldn't put it down~
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WAY to girlie, silly, one-line slop. Not a very good storyline either. Compared to Patricia Briggs and Kim Harrison, this is near the bottom.
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I couldn't get into it, but I hope whoever requests it likes it.
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Fun read!
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Betsy has a boring job, a designer shoe addiction, and a stepmonster she hates. And she's just become a vampire.
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked how Betsy's character wasn't your average vampire(she goes against many of the so called myths)
She has some very interesting friends both human and vampire.
Chick Lit meets paranormal with a comedic twist. I can't wait to read book #2!
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I didn't like this very much and I didn't finish it. I wanted to let it go so that someone else that wants it can have a go at it.
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I actually didn't think I'd like this book. I gave it a try. Even though it took me a few pages to get into the book, in the end I found it entertaining. If you want something light, this isn't a bad read. I'm actually looking forward to reading the next one to see if it is more fun.
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Reading more like chick lit with some paranormal tossed in than a paranormal romance, Undead and Unwed is a delicious mix of genres featuring a main character similar to those found in Sophie Kinsella novels, only with the twist that she's been made into a vampire. A vampire who is most likely the prophesied queen of the vampires. Betsy has flaws, but she is witty and ultimately sympathetic. Additionally, the Minnesota setting makes for a nice change from the typical south/NYC/London usually seen in those genres. Lovers of either genre will enjoy this book, and I plan on reading the rest of the series.

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Fast, funny lite reading.
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Cute story. I thought the heroine was a little more like Carrie from Sex and the City than Paris Hilton. Story definitely doesn't take itself seriously.
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Lots of fun!
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Betsy the Vampire Queen #1
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Great book! Much better then Charlain Harris's Dead books!
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It's been a helluva week for Betsy Taylor. First, she loses her job, then to top things off, she's killed ina car accident. But what really bites (besides waking up in the morgue dressed in a pink suit and cheap shoes courtesy of her step-mother) is that she can't seem to stay dead! Every nite she rises, with a horrible craving for blood. She's not taking too well to a liquid diet!!