Friday, August 10, 2007

Undead and Unemployed

Number: 89
Title: Undead and Unemployed
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Started: August 09, 2007
Finished: August 10, 2007
Pages: 272
Genre: paranormal romance with some mystery added
ISBN: 0-425-19748-4

Language: English

Where The Book Came From: It was on my bookshelf for quite a while

First Sentence:
Police Interview of Robert Harris.
June 30, 2004
55121 @02:32:55-03:45:32 A.M.
Filed by Detective Nicholas J. Berry
Fourth Precinct, Minneapolis, Minnesota

After being treated at the scene, Mr. Harris denied the offer of hospital care, and consented to accompany the responding officers, Whritnour and Watkins, to the precinct for an interview.

Cover Blurb: Nothing can make Betsy Taylor give up her shoe fetish - even dying and rising as the new Queen of the Vampires. Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be - there are still bills to be paid. And Betsy is determined to live as normally as possible, even if it means getting a job. A "feet" she accomplishes with panache, landing her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's.

Things couldn't be better - except for her new friends, who keep pestering her while she's on the clock. As if she has time to socialize when there are deliciously sinful shoes to try on - and buy at a discount. It seems that vampires are being murdered in St. Paul, and they're all clamoring for Betsy to do something about it. The worst part is she's going to have to enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really reading on dangerous ground - high heels and all...

Reason For Reading: I just was longing for another of Betsy's adventures - and it seems I read the first (and only previous) exactly a year ago in August 2006 *g*

Comments: Hilarious! Simply hilarious, and nothing helps against it. I read this book during various commutes/short trips for a few shopping sprees and it was just great! I had troubles putting it down even though I usually got to a new chapter short before we arrived - but then I started the next chapter not paying attention and had to stop two pages into the new chapter - horror!

I don't think it'll take another year before I read the third book about Betsy's adventures. It has good chances to be included in the series challenge starting in December. It's a fun series and I stand wonderful chances to read the entire series till the end of the challenge.

With this series, I immediately feel back at home, so to say. I pick up the book, open it, and all the characters are back in my mind. I know who they are, where to place them and how they're related, despite the long time since I last read the book. The author simply created love-able characters and it's always fun to meet them.

Favorite Part: Probably all the annoyance Betsy felt when it came to Sinclair. You get it if you know the books!

Rating: A

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