Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Undead And Unwelcome Undead And Unwelcome
by Mary Janice Davidson

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Jan Butterworth

Betsy (never Elizabeth) Taylor is a shoe addict, vampire queen and suburban housewife. She’s also the foster mother to her baby half-brother, BabyJon, and half-sister to the devil’s daughter, Laura. She’s going to Cape Cod with her husband, Sinclair, best friend, Jessica, BabyJon, and the body of her werewolf friend Antonia. Betsy promised to return Antonia to her Pack after she died saving Betsy’s life.

In Cape Cod they stay with Michael, the leader of the Pack, and meet his young daughter and Heir, Lara. They appear before the Pack’s Council to give a statement about Antonia’s death. Betsy wants to avoid a vampire/werewolf war but everything she does seems designed to provoke one, such as goading a werewolf to stake her.

All the time, Betsy is getting incomprehensible emails from her friend Marc, who she left to housesit. An army of satanists have surrounded the house in order to worship Laura. They do whatever she says. And Sinclair’s vampiric PA, Tina, is missing...

The 8th book in the Undead series, this book is a perfect read for when you want to switch off and escape. Described as Sex in the City with vampires, it’s fun and frothy. This is a light hearted book about a vampire queen obsessed with Manolo Blahnicks and I want to read the rest of the series now! For those who haven’t, there is a summary of events so far in the front of the book.

There are also some really interesting acknowledgments that must have a great story behind them.

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