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Undead and Unwed: Queen Betsy, Book 1 | [MaryJanice Davidson]

Undead and Unwed: Queen Betsy, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Dying for more? Don't miss the other titles in the Undead series.

©2004 MaryJanice Davidson; (P)2006 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Sexy, steamy, and laugh-out-loud funny, Davidson's chick-lit foray into the paranormal is delightful." (Booklist)

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    Pamela M New Windsor, NY, USA 04-19-09
    Pamela M New Windsor, NY, USA 04-19-09
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    "Needs a new narrator"

    I expected this book to be exactly what it was - a fun and light read. And I believe it was that. What caused me to give it the 2 star rating was the Narrator, Nancy Wu. I loved the main character of the series for her smart mouth, sassy sense of humor. But, that being said, I think I could have laughed more had the narrator been different. Nancy Wu is overly dramatic when delivering the lines of this story, which for me, took away from the humor. I'm positive if the narrator was different, or I read the actual book, I could have found the humor for what it was meant to be; tongue and cheek funny. I did listen to the brief sample before purchasing, but unfortunately I didn't get enough insight into just how horrible listening to Nancy's voice and portrayal of the character would be when listening to her for more than 30 minutes. I actually had to go back 4 times to get through the whole story because after a good two hours of her voice, I found I could not listen anymore. If you are looking for a fun read, this is the story. If you are looking for listening enjoyment, I don't recommend this narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey 03-11-09
    Stacey 03-11-09
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    "A mix of Buffy and Clueless"

    This book series is a fun light read. It makes me laugh and reminds me of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer original movie and the Clueless movie- both of which I liked and laughed at. It's not too deep, but if you want a fun series to read I would suggest this one- the characters are all very likable and the narrator is very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melisa San Antonio, TX, USA 10-29-08
    Melisa San Antonio, TX, USA 10-29-08
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    "Undead and Unwed"

    Very well written. I was hooked from the first chapter. Funny. I Recommend her other books as well..

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    Mary DajiaTaiwan 09-12-08
    Mary DajiaTaiwan 09-12-08
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    "ok book, but could have been read better"

    at the end of the story, I ended up loving Betsy Taylor, her stubborn-ness and fluff is just a girl after my heart.

    although I enjoyed the book, i think the part that made me unlike the book in the beginning was the narrator and how she did the voices. Sometimes she did not keep the distinction between what the character said and what was thought. It seemed like sometimes she'd use eric's voice to do some of betsy's inner monologue....and that was confusing.

    I guess mostly I'm just upset that this book wasn't narrated as well as what i'm used to, otherwise, i think the story was just fine.

    even though i dislike how it's read, i'm willing to give her another chance, and listen to book two...it might get better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessie Maspeth, NY, USA 01-18-08
    Jessie Maspeth, NY, USA 01-18-08
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    "Great Story!"

    This book is really entertaining! I recommend it 100%!!

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    Denise Royersford, PA, USA 01-16-08
    Denise Royersford, PA, USA 01-16-08 Member Since 2012
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    "My First Betsy Book"

    I found this book very entertaining. Queen Betsy is a girl with attitude! I Loved it! I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series!

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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 04-20-07
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 04-20-07
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    "Yells Pod"

    Very intertaining! The narrator can be a bit high pitched at times but soon you realize that is just how the character would be. If fun and light is what you're looking for this is for you.

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    MeanStreaks Helena, Alabama 04-08-07
    MeanStreaks Helena, Alabama 04-08-07 Listener Since 2006
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    "Hysterical and Unexpected"

    Well, this is the funniest book I have listened to in a while. It is laugh out loud funny. Betsy is the first vampire with excellent taste in shoes, and even dead, comes to get them back from her step-monster. Breaks every vampire rule out there. Ann Rice, move over!

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    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 07-31-10
    Katja Tampa, FL, United States 07-31-10
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    "Great twist on an old story"

    This book could have become the same old tired stuff of its genre, but its not. It is quick, lively and really, really funny. It will be worth your time, if you have a slightly skewed sense of humor.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SA Shay San Antonio,Texas 04-16-10
    SA Shay San Antonio,Texas 04-16-10 Member Since 2015

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    "Okaaayy"

    It took more than two hours of listening to get to any real humor in this book and by then I was ready to stick a stake in my own heart! But it redeemed itself and became an enjoyable read. The narrator was so boring I almost couldn't stand it, but I needed something not very distracting to listen to, so this did it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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