Friday, June 20, 2008

Undead and Unworthy by MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unworthy
Queen Betsy, Book 7
MaryJanice Davidson
Berkley Sensation
June 24, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-425-22162-4

From the inside cover flap:
Betsy Taylor thought entering the world of the undead was a big adjustment. Being a new bride isn’t much easier. The blush has only been on for two months, and Betsy has a lot to do: set up the new house, finish writing thank-you notes, and raise BabyJon, her half brother and legal ward. Just another happy American family adjusting to marital bliss.
Betsy's husband, Sinclair, has been perusing The Book of the Dead, and Betsy's visited by a ghost who's even more insufferable, stubborn, and annoying in death than she was in life. She not only blames Betsy for her condition but insists that she fix it. It’s all just a prelude to the fun and games awaiting Betsy and Sinclair when a pack of formerly feral vampires, hungry for blood and power, pays a visit to the happy couple.
My thoughts:
Betsy Taylor died and woke up as the queen of vampires with a future king ready to tie the knot. Now she can’t quite catch a break on having an easy or quiet life. As the queen, her responsibilities are endless, but her personal life brings just as many unexpected obstacles. Balancing it all and raising her baby half brother is nearly more than she can handle, so it’s a good thing she has so many others around her to help.

While Betsy’s powers continue to grow and surprise her, a new ghost demands her attention and offers no real clue to what she wants beyond making her life miserable. Then there’s Detective Nick Berry, the man who hates her for who she is and what she’s done to him the past. Now he’s insisting she help him solve a case.

Eric Sinclair remains faithfully by Betsy’s side when he isn’t sneaking off to read The Book of the Dead. It seems that the Queen and her King are busy keeping a few secrets, and one day those secrets might come back to bite them.

With life at the mansion being as crazy as ever, they’ve forgotten about the Fiends they have tucked away in Alice’s care. It’s too bad that the Fiends haven’t forgotten them, or that Betsy’s at the top of their list.

This is the seventh book in the Queen Betsy series and is a fast-paced and humorous as the previous installments. Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that makes her vampire series one of a kind. From characters you grow to love or loathe, to the non-stop paranormal action that’s completely believable within this urban fantasy world, Undead and Unworthy is one that fans don’t dare miss.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

OOOH another good read.I'm adding this one to my buy pile. Have a great weekend.

Kimberly Swan said...

The Queen Betsy books are always so quick and fun to read. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks, enjoy your weekend as well. :)

Enchanted by Books said...

I never read this author before. I know shocking! LOL But I am NEW to paranormal like I've said before. :) I'll have to check her out some time. Great review :)

Kimberly Swan said...

I am She has that chick lit touch going on, and I know you enjoy those reads. :)

Enchanted by Books said...

Oh yea? I should try her. :) I do love the chick lit feel.

Kimberly Swan said...

You should, and stop by her website to look at her backlist because there are others you'd probably love as well. (check out The Royal Series)

jessewave said...

Hi Kimberly

I read one of Mary Janice's books some time ago and really loved it. Looks like I should renew my acquaintance with her books in view in this great review.

Unknown said...


Still loving to hate you ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Guess you're a fan too? *grin*

I'm the person you love to hate? lol You are just SO mean to me!

Kimberly Swan said...

jessewave - I always end up laughing about something, so they make for a great escape. You should really check her out again. :)

annalisa said...

I love the Betsy books - they're such fun to read! All of MJD's books are entertaining! :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Annalisa - I agree, they are lighthearted and tend to leave you smiling. :)

Harry Markov said...

Oh, it sounded so cool, until that vampire partcame in. You know, I think we need a new mass idolized creature of the night! Seriously, too many vampires can drain the audience. Srry for the stupid pun, but your review was excellent.

Kimberly Swan said...

This is a very entertaining group of neck biters. *grin* Thank you, I bet you'd love the humor that goes along with Queen Betsy. :)

Unknown said...

I am so ready for my copy to come!!! I wish Amazon would just post it to me already!

Kimberly Swan said...

Do you get an email letting you know it's on the way? Hope they won't make you wait too long!