FROM THE BOOK COVER:Undead and Unworthy is the seventh book in this series of humorous vampire shenanigans. Queen Betsy is her usual opinionated and ribald self. The theme this time around is a little darker than previously, with Betsy and her friends under assault from the former vampire fiends who have regained their awareness. They blame Betsy for their condition and want revenge. There is a lot of running around and ass-kicking happening. And of course a few of Betsy’s trademark high octane bouts in the sack with Eric. A new and unwelcome ghost also manifests in the mansion. Betsy is having sex with Eric on the office desk when her dead mother-in-law appears, in a scene that is an absolute howler.
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor - newly married and living in the suburbs - rules the night in this seventh book from MaryJanice Davidson's New York Times best-selling series. Already busy dealing with a pesky ghost, Betsy must rise to the occasion when a pack of formerly feral vamps comes calling.
Queen Betsy is unique. Yes there are other fashionista, snarky paranormal characters out there but MaryJanice Davidson’s Queen Betsy is always worth the price of admission. Admittedly, I read these just to hear what comes out of Betsy Taylor’s mouth next, which more often than not leaves me smiling regardless of the merits of the plot.
I listened to the audio version of this book and found narrator Nancy Wu’s interpretation of Betsy quite to my liking. Try out the sample below (but beware it is not office friendly). Undead and Unworthy is a quick read and perfect for a guilty pleasure interlude or for the beach. The books are fairly brief so you may want to wait for the paperback edition out this fall in this fiscally difficult time. This series is among the best of comedic Vamplit fiction. Best read in order. Go ahead and give it a try. You know you want to. The next book in the series Undead and Unwelcome is due for release June 24, 2009.
AUTHOR AND BOOK SHOWCASE Official MaryJanice Davidson Website
Interview and excerpt at Romantic Times.
Listen to an audio sample.
Penguin Group (USA)