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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29,237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: MaryJanice Davidson Narrator: Nancy Wu Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Undead Series Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9781428199774
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In Undead and Unwed, Betsy Taylor is 30 years old and has spent time as both a fashion model and a secretary, only to find herself unemployed and a recent casualty of a car accident. The main problem is that, although she died in the crash, she doesn't stay dead.

She finally wakes up in her own coffin wearing an outfit she would decidedly not have selected for herself, especially those horribly cheap shoes.

This humorous chick-lit novel gives a unique stance on the vampire theme. Betsy joins forces with another vampire, the beautiful, although somewhat perverted vampire, Eric Sinclair.

Betsy's own family has mixed feelings about her return from the clutches of death. Her mother loves having her daughter back. Her father's wife prefers having Betsy's designer shoe collection than her daughter-in-law back in the flesh.

Betsy tries to solve her own problems, but is kidnapped by the centuries-old vampire Nostro, who diverts her plans. Betsy refuses to conform to traditional vampire roles. She is a strange mix of modern trendsetter, dead, unwed female who can't stay dead, no matter how much she tries, and worrier who can't get away from the life she has led up to this point.

When she finds out that her friends believe she is the savior figure who has been prophesied as being the vampire Queen who is supposed to overthrow the world's most power-hungry vampire, things really start to heat up.

MaryJanice Davidson is married with children and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a former model and claims to have participated in various medical tests. Her quirkiness and down-to-earth sense of humor are apparent in both her books and the talks she frequently gives to book clubs and writers' organizations. She is a prolific writer who has published over 76 books. Her books have been translated into over 15 languages and are popular with a variety of fans.

MaryJanice Davidson’s cult hit Undead and Unwed is a delightful mixture of Sex and the City and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Waking up in a tacky coffin, and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can’t believe the horrible turn her life has taken—then she discovers she’s a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new “Queen of Vampires” will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight. Download and start listening now!

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  • Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny …"---Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracie | 2/16/2014

    " A mix up of Stephanie Plum and Sookie Stackhouse. This was a quick, funny read. I'll be back for more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " Silly if you enjoy Chick Lit that is devoid of deeper meaning. I read it in 2 days maybe and felt dumber for reading it. I will say I only read it because someone gave me it, and recommended it highly. So despite my loathing the book you may love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/8/2014

    " This is light, fun, fluff-and that's not at all a bad thing! Sometimes you need to read something fun and let your brain have a rest. I'm up to book 7 in this series and while all are fun I can tell that Davidson spent quite a bit of time and effort developing this first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/30/2014

    " Love this light-hearted vamp series with bite. Er, sorry couldn't resist! Betsy is the coolest, although gawkiest, vampire around! Def recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ava Henderson | 1/27/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook while driving to FL. Super annoying, and ditsy. The main character was just childish and did I say ditsy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Miller | 1/25/2014

    " I love that she lives in the Twin Cities and has all her adventures where I have actually been! Fun story with a humorous side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malina Patane | 1/16/2014

    " Bland story line with a good wit and humor mixed in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer S | 1/12/2014

    " Book on CD - Betsy awakens as a vampire who breaks all the rules. Love how into shoes she is! Quick enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 1/7/2014

    " I love the Queen Betsy vampire series. Light, yet engaging enough to keep your attention. Betsy is funny and flawed in a way that makes her someone on can relate with to the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra DS | 12/15/2013

    " I really enjoyed this read... Funny corky, simply irresistible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BridgetT | 12/3/2013

    " HILARIOUS! LOL! SEXY! LOL! She's just an ordinary vampire girl trying to live an ordinary (undead) life (and all the sex is just accidental ... very very erotic ... so funny). And then we have the shoes. ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefani | 11/12/2013

    " Hilarious and fun... shopaholic meets Sookie stackhouse, perfect mindless reading!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 7/14/2013

    " Loved the sense of humor in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah-jane | 6/2/2013

    " The book that introduced me to paranormal fiction. It's been a while since I read it, but from what I remember, it was funny, witty, and a treat. If you like a little humor along with your vampires, hellspawn, and shoe-fanatics, this is definitely worth a look. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 5/24/2013

    " reading this is akin to listening to a goth valley girl! arg. :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 4/23/2013

    " Love Betsy, this series is wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 12/18/2012

    " Love, Love, Love this book! Absolutely hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 10/22/2012

    " Definite adult content. Humorous, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/19/2012

    " This is my favorite book! It is a quick, easy but hillarious read. The only problem I had was the addiction I formed to this series. I own the whole series and have read almost all the books atleast 3 times! I would recommend this book if you are looking for something funny and light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/24/2012

    " Seems like every book lately has vampires in it, and they are all so similar. I enjoyed this book, because it was different from the other vampire books. It wasn't all dark and mysterious, like most of the vampire books that I've read. This one made me laugh!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcey | 4/14/2012

    " Queen Betsy is fun, has a best friend with a heart of gold, and is willing to clean up the city like a vampire superhero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 8/25/2011

    " Loved it! The first chapter had me laughing so hard, it brought tears to my eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Miles | 6/25/2011

    " I found this book years ago and thought it was hilarious. It was my first stint into "chic-lit" and it got me hooked! Well worth the read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stefanie | 5/30/2011

    " Didn´t like it at all.
    It was boring, with several sex-scenes that didn´t really make sence to me. And the Shoe-Obsession of this woman became really annoying! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iva | 5/29/2011

    " This is far the funniest book of this series. Especially the beginning and when she found out she was a vampire. So entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/28/2011

    " These are great books and funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/27/2011

    " Absolutely hilarious!

    There were a ton of times I actually hooted out laughter while reading this book. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series.

    I seriously love her shoe addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlen | 5/27/2011

    " Very entertaining series- I laughed out loud a couple of times :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sternchen | 5/16/2011

    " a good laugh
    oh, and it was sexy ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/15/2011

    " A quirky funny good read. It was entertaining. I think i'll read the next in the series
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maren | 5/12/2011

    " I LOVE this series it's so romantic and very comediec at the same time! If you love paranormal romance books then you should definately check out this series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/11/2011

    " Hilarious! Good start to a series, looking forward to the rest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carla | 5/9/2011

    " boring. read it before and it took me a while to realize this...finished it first time but not second. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rochelle | 5/5/2011

    " The author believes kidnapping and rape to be romantic and sexy methods of gaining a spouse. Any reasonable person will forgo this author so they don't throw up from the message that abuse and sexual assault are ways to show you care. "

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About the Author
Author MaryJanice Davidson

MaryJanice Davidson, a New York Times bestselling author, has been credited with creating the paranormal chick lit genre. She made the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists for her popular Undead series, which Booklist calls “bubbly fun.” She lives in Minnesota with her family.

About the Narrator

Nancy Wu has narrated audiobooks since 2004, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards. A New York theater, television, and film actor, she has recorded in studios all over the world—from Italy to Switzerland to Thailand. Her credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Hope & Faith, All My Children, Made for Each Other, and the Oscar-nominated film Frozen River.