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MaryJanice Davidson Series

You Can Be Fabulous and Undead

Elizabeth Taylor (don't start!), single, dead-end job (well, not anymore), lives with her cat. And I'm so dull, the fucking cat runs away about three times a month just to get a little excitement.

Betsy Taylor is just another woman with a shoe fixation. She has a job, well, had a job, loves her mom and was coming to terms with being thirty when suddenly being thirty wasn't much of a deal anymore. Because Betsy was dead.

And then to her surprise, she wasn't.

The day I died started out bad and got worse in a hurry.

No more blueberry pancakes. No ready-to-serve blood thoughtfully provided by her friend Jessica. Betsy discovers that having a meal is, er, sexy.

But Betsy discovers that her undead state is unusual. She is unique among the vampires, destined to be their queen, and she rapidly becomes involved in adventures and power struggles. Being dead, apparently, doesn't save one from politics.

Set in Minneapolis, the Undead series combines humour with vampire lore and romance. It's a fun, hip, series that has attracted men and women alike to its pages.


Undead and Unwed

Dead Girls Don't Dance

Undead and Unemployed

Biting in Plain Sight

Undead and Unappreciated

Undead and Unreturnable

Dead and Loving It

Undead and Unpopular

Undead and Uneasy

Undead and Unworthy

Undead and Unwelcome

Undead and Unfinished

Undead and Undermined

Undead and Unstable

Undead and Underwater

Undead and Unsure

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Undead and Unwed, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unwed

Betsy is having a bad day. She didn't have time for breakfast, she got laid off, her cat has run away and her stepmonster left a message on her answering machine that her dad wasn't coming to her party.

Last fall (autumn) she was attacked "they clawed and bit at me like a bunch of rabid squirrels". In fact people were being attacked all over town.

Now Betsy is trying to make a life as a vampire, and not just any vampire, she's the vampire queen, and the gorgeous male vampire Eric wants to rule by her side.

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Dead Girls Don't Dance, MaryJanice Davidson

Dead Girls Don't Dance

Short story from the Cravings collection.

Andrea Mercer, she of the mousy hair, mousy eyes, mousy life is now a vampire heading with her college crush for Minneapolis and the court of the vampire queen Betsy.

Authors featured in the book are: Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks, and Rebecca York

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Undead and Unemployed, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unemployed

Betsy Taylor is in heaven, or as close as a vampire can get: she's got a job in the shoe department of Macy's.

But life for an undead shoe sales clerk isn't all fabulous shoes, there's the great-looking consort and the fact that her vampire subjects are being attacked and staked.

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Biting in Plain Sight, MaryJanice Davidson

Biting in Plain Sight

Short story from the Bite Collection. Liam is a taciturn small-town man with a problem -- he's been in love with a vampire for twenty years and is still trying to get up the courage to declare himself.

In this collection: Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Charlaine Harris, Angela Knight, Vickie Taylor

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Undead and Unappreciated, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unappreciated

Life isn't always easy for vampire queen Betsy. Her employees at Scratch, the club she took over from the previous vampire king don't appreciate her style.

Add to this her stepmonster reveals that Betsy has a step sister. That wouldn't be so bad if Betsy didn't discover that her half-sister is the devil's daughter -- and destined to rule the underworld.

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Undead and Unreturnable, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unreturnable

'Tis the season to be shopping. Perfect for vampire queen Betsy, if it wasn't for ghosts expecting her to help them and a serial killer whose type Betsy is. Fortunately the cop from her past, Nick is on the case, not to mention involved with Jessica.

Not to mention planning the perfect wedding to the gorgeous Eric Sinclair.

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Dead and Loving It, MaryJanice Davidson

Dead and Loving It

Wyndham Werewolf book 5

Four novellas, the Wyndham werewolves cross paths with vampires ruled by vampire queen Betsy Taylor.

This is Wyndham Werewolves series book 5 in the reading order.

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Undead and Unpopular, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unpopular

In the midst of wedding preparations, Betsy, queen of the vampires, decides to go on a blood-free diet. Now might not be the best time with powerful European vampires here to pay homage and test for weaknesses.

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Undead and Uneasy, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Uneasy

When her fiancé and most of her loved ones go missing, it's up to Betsy to find them-and whoever is behind the disappearances.

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Undead and Unworthy, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unworthy

Since tying the knot with Sinclair, like hasn't been all marital bliss for Betsy. Sinclair has been perusing The Book of the Dead, Betsy's being hounded by a ghost who's even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of ancient vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.

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Undead and Unwelcome, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unwelcome

Will the Wyndham werewolves appreciate Betsy returning the body of her werewolf friend Antonia to Cape Cod? And why is her half-sister so determined to raise more than a little hell?

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Undead and Unfinished, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unfinished

Betsy can now read the Book of the Dead without going insane thanks to a deal with the devil. But the she and her sister find that a trip to hell means a trip through time, and Betsy find that she is in a position to cause untold damage to the time line.

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Undead and Undermined, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Undermined

Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, naked as a corpse. Her last memory is reconciling with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling field trip to hell (literally) with her sister, Laura. Now, she's Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can't help but wonder, what in hell happened?

For starters, she and Laura didn't time-travel alone. What followed them had a wicked agenda: to kill Betsy in a time when she was young and vulnerable and end her future reign as queen. But it's not just Betsy's future that's taken an unexpected detour. Everyone in her circle, alive or undead, is feeling the chill. Betsy can't let the unthinkable happen. It would be a cold day in hell if she did. (source:

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Undead and Unstable, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unstable

Betsy's heartbroken over her friend Marc's death, but at least his sacrifice should change the future--her future----for the better. But Betsy's next few hundred years will still be far from perfect. After all, her half sister Laura is the Antichrist and Laura's mother is Satan, which means that family gatherings will always be more than a little awkward.

What's really bothering Betsy is that ever since she and Laura returned from visiting their mom in hell, Laura's been acting increasingly peculiar. Maybe it's Laura's new job offer as Satan's replacement down under. Unfortunately, the position comes at a damnable price: her soul. Now a war has been waged--one that's going to take sibling rivalry to a whole new level and a dimension where only one sister can survive. (source:

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Undead and Underwater, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Underwater

Three novellas. Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour could've-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test your patience -- because Betsy and Fred aren't exactly BFFs. What they do have in common is the source of the problem: a man. And what's more troubling than love? (source:

Includes a Wyndham werewolves story.

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Undead and Unsure, MaryJanice Davidson

Undead and Unsure

Laura in a damnable position: assuming the role of Satan. Sinclair who has gone from relieved to ecstatic to downright reckless now that he can tolerate sunlight. Betsy's best friend Jessica is in her sixth (and hopefully last) trimester. And Betsy and Sinclair's adopted little BabyJon is finally starting to walk. It's isn't easy being the queen of the vampires.

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