It’s been a helluva week for Betsy Taylor. First, she loses her job. Then, to top things off, she’s killed in a car accident. But what really bites (besides waking up in the morgue dressed in a pink suit and cheap shoes courtesy of her stepmother) is that she can’t seem to stay dead. Every night she rises with a horrible craving for blood. She’s not taking too well to a liquid diet.
Worst of all, her new friends – included Eric Sinclair, a scrumptious, seductive bloodsucker – 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 – a badly dressed Bela Lugosi wannabe, natch.
“Just because I’m dead doesn’t mean I can’t have a life.”
Based on the cover, I thought it would be a light story and it was. At the beginning, it looked like a PNR parody, featuring all the vampire clichés, but the author made a success out of using them. The story is told from Betsy’s viewpoint, and her voice is fun and snarky.
I love Betsy, there is so much potential in her character. She is a newbie vampire with extraordinary abilities. She has to learn much about her vampire nature, but also has to rise to the challenge of her new position in the vampire society. Betsy’s rhapsodic attitude, her independence, and her cheerful, offbeat behavior result in a lot of funny situations.
I enjoyed the situational comedy elements, the witty, laugh-out-loud dialogues, Betsy’s playful ripostes, and her sarcastic tendency to rename people.
The world-building has shortcomings, but it doesn’t lessen the entertainment value of the story.
The erotic scenes are surprising, light, and intensely erotic. No romance yet, I guess it comes later. It’s the first book of the series, so it’s absolutely fine. I’m glad it’s not rushed but I hope it won’t be long-drawn out either.
Undead and Unwed is a great starter book of the Undead series, and it is highly different from the paranormal romances I’ve read before. I enjoyed every single line of it!
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