2008: #73 – Undead and Unwed (MaryJanice Davidson)
Book #73 was Undead and Unwed, the first book in the Queen Betsy series by MaryJanice Davidson. The back of the book reads:
First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she’s killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can’t seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.
This book is a mix of paranormal and chick lit, so if you don’t like either genre you need to avoid it like a vampire avoids garlic. Oops, sorry about the slip into lame similes. I thought this was pretty good. It was cute, almost precious at points, but I liked Betsy’s no-nonsense reaction to waking up and discovering that she’s now undead. My one complaint is that I found the language to be rather crude at at times. I’m no prude, but the sudden switch to almost vulgarity during the sex/feeding scenes was rather jarring. But it was a fun diversion and the reader of the audiobook was a perfect fit, so I’ll definitely be listening to more in the series.
Page count: 288 | Word count: 80,508
2007: Something From the Nightside (Simon R. Green)
2006: The Penultimate Peril (Lemony Snicket)
2005: Cause of Death (Patricia Cornwell)