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Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson

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Book Description:

It’s been a helluva week for Betsy Taylor. First, she loses her job. Then, to top things off, she’s killed in a car accident. But what really bites (besides waking up in the morgue dressed in a pink suit and cheap shoes courtesy of her stepmother) is that she can’t seem to stay dead. Every night she rises with a horrible craving for blood. She’s not taking too well to a liquid diet.

Worst of all, her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious, power-hungry vampire in five centuries – a badly dressed Bela Lugosi wannabe, natch. Frankly, Betsy couldn’t care less about vamp politics, but they have a powerful weapon of persuasion: designer shoes. How can any self-respecting girl say no? But a collection of Ferragamos isn’t the only temptation for Betsy. It’s just a lot safer than the scrumptious Sinclair – a seductive bloodsucker whose sexy gaze seems as dangerous as a stake through the heart…

My Rating: 2/5

This book wasn’t that bad but it just wasn’t my cup of tea either. While some parts of it were mildly entertaining, most of it almost made me feel embarrassed to read it. Actually I should just flat out say I was. This was a book I wouldn’t bring out in public with me. After I finished the Twilight series, one of my sister-in-laws gave this to me as a hand-me-down recommendation. From her mom, to her, to me. And that’s where I stop this train. It’s kind of like a Sex in the City meets vampires minus the clever writing.

**Fun Fact: When I was taking the pictures for the blog/Instagram, I noticed that the praise on the cover was quoted from Christine Feehan. If you follow my reviews, you’ll know I’m not a fan of hers. Wish I would’ve connected the dots sooner XD But at least I’m subconsciously consistent 😛

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Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan

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Book Description:

After centuries as the prince of the Carpathians, Mikhail Dubrinsky fears he can’t protect his people for long from their greatest threat: the extinction of their species at the hands of their immortal enemies–who are devising a scheme to slaughter Carpathian females. But even with his own lifemate, Raven, and their daughter, Savannah, vulnerable to the encroaching evil, Mikhail’s hope is not lost.
Carpathians from around the world are gathering to join their souls and their powers to bring light to the darkness. But so too are their adversaries uniting–hunters, vampires, demons and betrayers–bringing untold dangers into the fold of the Carpathian people.

My Rating: 1/5.. maybe even less -_-

Not much for me to say about this book. Happy I purchased it at the Dollar Store. This book was insanely cheesy for me, completely unrealistic in a BAD way. I couldn’t even finish it. I tried to get in to the story because I read some good reviews but I just could not. If I can come away with something positive though, I will say the writing wasn’t bad. I think there’s a fine line between a bad story and bad writing. I can’t stand when people tear someone apart for their writing when it’s the story they should be criticizing. I will not let my emotions get in the way of logic. I’m also not naive to the fact that this book is a part of a massive series. I don’t believe, from the little that I did read, that I needed to have read any of the other stories. This book held it’s own. And frankly, it makes me not even remotely interested in any other part.

So with that being said, I would still probably recommend it to fans of the romance genre who want a bit of the vampire flare into their storytelling. As for me, I’ll be donating this or turning it into a craft of some sort.