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A Tuesday afternoon review: Undead and Unemployed

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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