Undead and Unwed
A long-legged, ditzy blonde bombshell prophesised to be queen of all vampires? Sceptic? Yeah, well Betsy Taylor didn't want to believe it either.
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson (Piatkus books)
Few things in life are worse than waking up after an accident and discovering that you're dead. Or rather, the living dead.
So when Betsy Taylor suddenly finds herself waking up as a vampire in the morgue after being killed in an accident, she naturally freaks.
Luckily being the eternal optimist that she is (seriously, this chick just doesn't know how to channel that dark, seductive and brooding angst that fits most vamps like a second skin), Betsy quickly adjusts to the living life in the dead of night.
And then Eric Sinclair decides to rain on her vampire parade.
Who's Eric you might ask?
Eric is the infuriatingly attractive leech (actually, make that king of leeches) who wants to enlist her help in overthrowing the evil (actually, he's more obnoxious and stupid than evil) power-hungry (ok, that much is true) vampire, Nosferatu.
Of course fashion-conscious, shoe-loving Betsy is having none of that, but Eric has a couple of tricks up his undead sleeve - not least of which includes unlimited access to Manolo Blahnik's Spring shoe collection.
And really, what person, dead or alive, can resist that?
Surprisingly enough, I really enjoyed this Chick-lit with bite fiction. When it comes to vampire fiction, I usually prefer the vampires to be 1) male and 2) dark and all broody, but there are times when even I get sick of the typical stereotyped vamp. Which is why I was surprised by this offering.
I know that this is the first book in the Betsy Taylor series, but now that I've started it, I'm definitely going to get around to reading the rest of this too. The romance in the novel was a little understated, but I suspect that this was only done because the relationship dynamic between Eric and Betsy are explored further in the rest of the books.
I also really loved Betsy's character - I loved how she was the complete antithesis to what you'd expect the vampire to be and how she wasn't instantly enamoured with the tall, dark and uh hum, well-endowed Eric. (You'll have to read and find out how she discovers that bit)
I'm going to be ordering the rest of this series in this week and will review each of them as I finish them... but in the mean time, I've decided I'm going to read it forward.
... yep, I'm going to give away my copy of Undead and Unwed. Want the copy? All you have to do is:
a)be a follower &
b)leave a comment and tell me who you'd want as your vampire boyfriend and why?
I'm going to make this an International - so anyone can enter.
This giveaway is now closed!