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Mary Janice Davidson's vampire chick-lit saga continues in Undead and Unemployed.

Betsy Taylor has a job at last. Not just a job, but the job: selling designer shoes in an upscale mall. It's tough being Queen of the Vampires when there's bills to pay... And now someone is killing local vampires, so Betsy is going to have to do something about it. It's a problem that is going to pay havoc with her life (or is that, un-life?), and she's going to have to deal with Sinclair, the uber-vamp who's making eyes at her...

Don't expect great things from this book - it's a light read that fills in the gap between heavier volumes. Sure, it's funny in places, and possibly even slightly witty once or twice, but the premise is struggling after just two books. Like many vampire romance novels it's largely formulaic with superficial and trite characters, and it's relatively easy to see where the story is going. It's a book for when you're trapped on a transatlantic plane or on the beach, not for those long winter nights when you want to curl up with a long and engrossing read.

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flick
Jan. 4th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Like many vampire romance novels

Is it just me, or does that phrase make you wonder...?

Can honestly say I have never come across an example of the genre!
sbisson
Jan. 4th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
Hmmm. A linking for that sub-genre is one of my guilty secrets...
rowanf
Jan. 4th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
One of my guilty pleasures... from the number that people lend me I suspect it isn't a secret. *LOL*
perlmonger
Jan. 4th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
I think I'll stick with I, Vampire (if you've not read it, I suggest you track down a copy forthwith, along with Passing for Human)

Lovely stuff.
marypcb
Jan. 4th, 2005 09:20 am (UTC)
the sex scene in the first book shows she can do the characters as complex, rounded and interesting but she drops that to go for the 'funny' every time - I think she's too busy playing to go for depth, or even for working through the interesting ideas and confrontations she raises
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