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Undead and unemployed /

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Language: English
Published: Berkley Sensation, 2004
Series: Berkley sensation paranormal romance.
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Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be--there are still bills to be paid. Luckily, new Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor lands her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's.

But when a string of vampire murders hits St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really treading on dangerous ground--high heels and all.

Review by Booklist Review

Queen Elizabeth I, aka Betsy Taylor, is adjusting to life after death as a vampire, but she still needs a job. To satisfy her lust for sexy shoes, she lands one in Macy's, but one night she is attacked by zit-remedy-scented slayers who are targeting female vampires. While trying to find out who is behind the plot, she befriends an adolescent gang called the Blade Warriors and the kindly priest who leads them. Betsy's unwanted consort, sexy Eric Sinclair, king of the vampires, doesn't know how to deal with a vampire queen who sneezes at holy water and wears a cross around her neck, and a charming subplot involving a mysterious five-year-old girl in saddle shoes adds poignancy to this wickedly clever and amusing romp. Davidson's witty dialogue, fast pacing, smart plotting, laugh-out-loud humor, and sexy relationships make this a joy to read. And Betsy's second adventure, following her debut in Undead and Unwed BKL Mr 15 04, will have readers begging for more. --Diana Tixier Herald Copyright 2004 Booklist

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Review by Library Journal Review

In vampire queen Betsy Taylor's second outing, Unemployed, even the undead must have money to afford shoe fetishes, and what better position to have than selling them? Alas, not everyone is excited about Betsy's moonlighting endeavor. In Unpopular, Betsy is more immersed in her role as Elizabeth I; she still doesn't think highly of vampires despite being one, but she's learned to live with it. What has changed dramatically from the other undead books is the tone, from Unemployed's lightheartedness to Unpopular's nearly dark spirit. Reader Nancy Wu makes selling shoes sound exciting; she doesn't miss a beat, agilely moving from frivolity to crudeness. She understands that ultimately Betsy's self-centered heart is one of gold, or platinum, depending on which one costs more. Wu handles the shifting emotional level with equal aplomb, particularly in Unpopular, where that level changes from one word to the next. Wu makes listening to these stories fun, even when the stories themselves falter.--Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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Author MaryJanice Davidson was born in August 1969. She writes primarily paranormal romance, but she has also written young adult literature and non-fiction. She is the author of the Undead series, the Jennifer Scales series, and the Fred the Mermaid series. She won the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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