Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson

This is a humorous fantasy novel written by Mary Janice Davidson. It’s a short story of just 22(twenty two) pages which features the story of Betsy Taylor. This is the first book in the ‘undead’ series.  Betsy experiences one of the worst days of her life on her birthday. Firstly she loses her job, then her party is cancelled because of fluctuations in the weather, afterwards her father visit is cancelled because of her jealous stepmother and the disappointments continue.

The vampire angle is introduced by a series of bite attacks that happened in the area.  Two months ago, Betsy was attacked by a group of people who bit her fifteen times. Her assault case is being investigated by Officer Nick, who Betsy has a crush on. Betsy is one of those people who do not have a social life. Her daily activity is shared by work, shopping and the care of her cat Giselle.

Betsy is killed in a car accident, she was hit by a car while saving her cat from a storm. She rises as a vampire in a mortuary and tries to kill herself because she thinks she is a zombie. While on the search for death, she disproves the normal theory of vampirism. The reality of vampirism, she discovers is that she can’t produce tears, can attracts men with her vampire allure and her bite brings sexual pleasure.

Humorous Elements

This book concentrates on the quarrels between Betsy and her stepmother. Her best friend does not care about her blood sucking tendencies and their conversations are comic. Betsy is very strong and kind-hearted but has an extreme fear of blood. Her life and personality and those of her friends are ridiculed.

Funny Snippets.

And your former boss! He lays you off, you die, and the colossal prick had the nerve to be all sad-eyed at your funeral. And ask me if I knew where you'd kept the phone number for the copy machine repair guy.”

Silly child. It's just fuel. Brush your fangs, and then we'll talk some more."

 My Opinion.

This book delivered on its promise of humour. The character, Betsy, is a selfish shoe loving vampire who was professed to be the vampire queen. However, Betsy is sadly lacking in combat skills.

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