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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:
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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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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