Thursday, February 5, 2009

Undead and ......

I've just finished the #5, 6 and 7th book in the Betsy the Vampire Queen series by MaryJanice Davidson.

Undead and Unpopular - Book Blurb:

With her birthday coming up, Betsy isn't in the best frame of mind to face the powerful European vampires who have finally come to pay their respects. Playing politics is not her strong suit, especially when she finds out her best friend Jessica may have a life-threatening illness. Sure Betsy can save her life by taking it-isn't that what friends are for?-but the choice isn't in her hands.

With her fiancé Eric dodging all the wedding plans, Betsy's plate is full-and not with birthday cake. But who has time to pout? Not even a reluctant vampire queen, who is taking it one high-heeled step at a time in MaryJanice Davidson's creative, sophisticated, sexy, and wonderfully witty series.

Undead and Uneasy - Book Blurb:

Betsy Taylor, undead vampire queen, has been given a new nickname by her nearest and dearest: Bridezilla. Because whether you're alive or undead, planning weddings is a bitch - especially when your groom thinks the whole thing is a waste of time. Betsy's also dealing with a full house: she lives with a ghost (Cathy), a werewolf (Antonia), a gay physician/human (Marc), her fiance and vampire king (Eric Sinclair), her best friend (Jessica), a recovering Fiend (Garrett). But when Sinclair disappears, Betsy begins to get seriously unnerved...

Undead and Unworthy - Book Blurb:

Betsy Taylor, back to rule the nights as Vampire Queen and survive the days as a new suburban bride. But it's not all marital bliss. Betsy's husband, Sinclair, has been perusing The Book of the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of formerly feral vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.

This is a wonderful series. The books are fast paced and full of humor. Betsy will make you laugh out loud with her take on the undead and being their Queen.

The one draw back is that they are so short - only about 300 pages each and it looks like the 8th one is coming out in hardback. I don't know if I'm willing to pay hardback prices for a 300 page book. The books that I have are special omnibus editions I bought from The Science Fiction book club. The first one has books 1-4 and the second one has 5-7 and 4 short stories.

I give this entire series 5 out of 5 stars. :)



Charlotte said...

I only recently "met" MaryJanice Davidson through her dozens of books available at Her titles are so hilarious they make good reading just by themselves. I especially like "Really Unusual Bad Boys" and "Swimming Without a Net" ... all the "Undead and ..." titles are great, too!

Michelle G said...

I agree. MJD has a great sense of humor and a wonderful way of telling a story.