MaryJanice Davidson (born August 1969) is an American author who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult literature and non-fiction.She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.She won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awardand was nominated for the same award in 2005.
Elizabeth "Betsy" Taylor turns thirty in the most unfortunate manner possible: she is laid off from work and then run down by an SUV.Waking up in the morgue fails to improve her mood, and when she discovers she can't kill herself, she gets downright stroppy.Being proclaimed "Queen of the Vampires" by the obnoxious Eric Sinclair, who places himself first in line to be her consort, proves to be the last straw.
Undead and Unwed (Berkley, 2004, ISBN 042519485X)
Undead and Unemployed (Berkley, 2004, ISBN 0425197484)
Undead and Unappreciated (Berkley, 2005, ISBN 0425204332)
Undead and Unreturnable (Berkley, 2005, hardback ISBN 0425208168, paperback ISBN 0425210812)
Undead and Unpopular (Berkley, 2006, hardback ISBN 0425210294, paperback ISBN 0749937300)
Undead and Uneasy (Berkley, 2007, ISBN 0425213765)
Undead and Unworthy (Berkley, 2008, ISBN 0425221628)
Undead and Unwelcome (Berkley, 2009, ISBN 0425227731)
Undead and Unfinished (Berkley, 2010, ISBN 0425234355)
The first four volumes have been reprinted as
Betsy the Vampire Queen (ISBN 0739461397)
Short stories have also appeared in:
Cravings (Jove, 2004, ISBN 0515138150)
Bite (Jove, 2004, ISBN 051513970X)
Love's Prisoner (novella in Secrets 6, Red Sage Publishing, Inc., 2000, ISBN 0964894262)
Jared's Wolf (novella in Secrets 8, Red Sage Publishing, Inc., 2002, ISBN 0964894289)
Derik's Bane (Berkley, 2005, ISBN 0425199975)
Santa Claws (in Nicely Naughty, Loose-Id, 2004, ISBN 1596320656, a revised version of Naughty but Nice) This short story was included in Dead and Loving It.
In an alternate reality, the series follows the royal Baranov family as they begin to look for love and marriage while ruling over Alaska (which was not purchased by the United States and became its own country). The series was limited to three books due to the end of the author's contract with Brava books.
The Royal Treatment (Brava, 2002, ISBN 0758208030)
The Royal Pain (Brava, 2005, ISBN 0758208065)
The Royal Mess (Brava, 2007)
Fred the Mermaid trilogy
Fred has known since she was a small child that she is part Mermaid. It is only when the High Prince of the merfolk and a marine biologist fight for her heart does Fred's life get even more complicated.
Sleeping with the Fishes, (November 2006)
Swimming Without a Net, (November 2007)
Fish Out of Water, (November 2008)
The Gorgeous series
Hello Gorgeous! (Kensington 2005, ISBN 0758208057)
Drop Dead, Gorgeous! (Kensington 2006, ISBN 0758212046)
The Jennifer Scales series, about a young weredragon, is written by MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi, her husband. These novels are currently being re-published as fantasy novels rather than young adult.