Monday, June 19, 2017
I don’t read humorous fiction very often. In fact, I only pick it up if I get a recommendation from a friend or read a review. During the height of the vampire craze in teen and some adult fiction, on the recommendation of a fellow co-worker, I picked up the first book in the Queen Betsy series, Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson. Until that time, I can honestly say I had never laughed out loud while reading a book. It all begins when Betsy wakes up in the morgue in a cheap suit and knock-off designer shoes after having been attacked by a crazy homeless guy, or so she thought. However, instead of being upset about awakening in the morgue, she is royally pissed off having her lovely shoes swapped out by her stepmother who Betsy is sure is responsible for the big switcheroo. Davidson’s writing is riddled with funny situations and a few hot and spicy scenes. The series starts off light hearted and very funny. Betsy, it turns out, is destined to become Queen of the Vampires. She wants NO part of it. As the series moves on it becomes a bit darker and the situations more complicated. It’s fun, twisted and filled with a few guffaws.
Undead and Unwed: First in the Queen Betsy series
by MaryJanice Davidson
Pub: Random House/Berkley
Wicked Business: First in the Lizzie and Diesel series
by Janet Evanovich
Pub: St. Martin’s Press