Outta The Bag: A Prequel Story to ME, MYSELF AND WHY? [NOOK Book]

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From New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson, comes OUTTA THE BAG the hilarious prequel story to her upcoming novel ME, MYSELF AND WHY, the first in a brand new series. In OUTTA THE BAG, Clive Better?the better-than-best plumber in town?attends a speed dating event where?instead of attempting to score phone numbers?he recounts his recent run-in with a freaked-out cat and a sexy-but-psychotic woman that has left him confused, scratched up, and rather ...
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Overview


From New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson, comes OUTTA THE BAG the hilarious prequel story to her upcoming novel ME, MYSELF AND WHY, the first in a brand new series. In OUTTA THE BAG, Clive Better—the better-than-best plumber in town—attends a speed dating event where—instead of attempting to score phone numbers—he recounts his recent run-in with a freaked-out cat and a sexy-but-psychotic woman that has left him confused, scratched up, and rather aroused.  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429956628
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Cadence Jones Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 14,695
  • File size: 276 KB

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson

New York Times bestselling author MARYJANICE DAVIDSON has been credited with starting paranormal chick lit. She has also hit the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal bestseller’s list for her popular Undead Series. Booklist calls it “Bubbly fun”. She lives in Minnesota with her family. 

Biography

Reading the coyly self-deprecating autobiography on her web site, one gets the distinct impression that MaryJanice Davidson does not have the slightest interest in talking about herself. Perhaps it's because she simply doesn't have the time. Prolific does not begin to describe this chart-busting dynamo, the author of four bestselling series and literally dozens of novellas and short stories.

A writer with a few romances and YA novels to her credit, Davidson had tried for years to interest publishers in her idea for a humorous, tongue-in-cheek vampire romance. After dozens of rejections (and assurances that there was no market for paranormal!), she submitted her manuscript for publication online. An editor at a New York publishing house downloaded the story, was royally entertained, and contacted Davidson to acquire the print rights to Undead and Unwed. On the spot, she was offered a three-book contract.

When Undead and Unwed and its wry sequel, Undead and Unemployed, were released in early 2004, not one, but two stars were born: Davidson and her irresistible protagonist, the reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor. A smart, sassy, 27-year-old secretary, Betsy is killed in a freak car accident and wakes up (so to speak) to discover that she is not only a vampire but the much-prophesied Queen of the Undead. Readers loved Davidson's wry take on vampire literature, a genre long distinguished by its gothic self-seriousness. Betsy, with her smarty-pants attitude and passion for designer shoes, is one vampire queen who owes more to Sophie Kinsella than to Anne Rice.

While Davidson has continued to produce more Undead novels, she has also found the time to launch three other romantic fantasy series featuring 1.) a hybrid mermaid named Fred, 2.) an eccentric family of Alaskan royals, and 3.) a cyborg spy. All are infused with her trademark wit and imagination. In addition, she and her husband, Anthony Alongi, have written the Jennifer Scales series, originally marketed to young adults and re-released as fantasy fiction for all ages. Davidson also remains one of the most popular writers of paranormal romantica; her short stories and novellas appear regularly in anthologies.

Good To Know

Davidson is not the only one in her family to achieve fame. Her mother once broke the world record for target shooting.

Before she devoted her time to chronicling the love lives of vampires and werewolves, Davidson was voted Miss Congeniality in her high school.

Even though Davidson is one of the most popular writers of modern monster fiction, in real life she is actually terrified of the undead. In fact, she is currently holding a contest on her web site asking readers to put together a twelve-step program to help her get over her fear of zombies!

As she writes on her website, Davidson lived a transient life as a young girl. Her father's career in the U.S. Air Force led her to live in such disparate locales as Guam, Mississippi, and North Dakota. As she grew older, her life in the working world was just as restless as her childhood. She tried her hand at everything from waitressing to modeling to editing to a stint as a medical test subject (!) before settling on a career as a bestselling novelist. These days, her life may be a bit more settled, but it has hardly slowed down.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Davidson

"I'm a former model -- worst job ever, honestly."

"I'm a gigantic sushi hog -- it's pretty much my favorite meal."

"The more terrible and groaningly awful a horror movie is, the more I like it."

"Um, I like bubble baths? Seriously. I know that sounds like something a Playboy Bunny would say, but I really do."

"I like taking my kids to new restaurants and encouraging them to try new dishes -- we did "Dim Sum" just the other day."

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    Don't Bother

    This isn't a book, it's a few pages of part of a story. Not worth the time to download it. The author might have a good book - but you can't tell from this little bit.

    47 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Its only a few pages??

    I was very disappointed, I thought this was the whole book, and it would have been a good one I believe!! Where is the rest of the story??

    26 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2010

    Sucked

    This book suck butt. I was totally confused from the beginning and when I finally figured out what was going on, it told me don't miss the rest. Then it was done.

    24 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    14 pages

    no book%^&*(

    15 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    short story

    Um, ok, don't understand the complaints about it being only a couple of pages. The blurb SAYS that its a short story prequel. But I enjoyed the book that its a prequel to, and, well. . . MJ does do funny like no one else.

    12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

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    Confusing but fun!

    I'm a big MaryJanice Davidson Fan. I read the prequel, "Outta the Bag" before reading the main novel "Me, Myself & Why". I was very confused until I read the novel. Wow is all I can say. It would have helped to know what the novel explains. That's why things seem confusing in the prequel. Multiple personalities! Now I understand and it is totally hilarious. After reading both, I can't wait for the next installment to see what is up with Cadence/Shiro/Adrienne!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

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    Thank 'goodness' its free

    If you decide to read this free 'prequel', wait until after you read Me, Myself and Why me

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Will not disappoint!

    I am a big fan of MaryJanice Davidson, and this book is another hit! It makes you want to read 'Me, Myself and Why?' right away!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    MUST Read Me, Myself, and Why? FIRST!

    This is a prequel story to Me, Myself, and Why?, the first in the Cadence Jones series. If you read the book before this short story, Outta the Bag will make a lot more sense and will be much more enjoyable! If you don't know Cadence, Shiro, and Adrienne, the story will be very confusing.
    Since I read MMaW before this short story, I found the story delightfully hilarious!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

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    Great Prequel-check it out!

    Was a bit confused going in but quickly picked up where it was going and found it to be humerous,witty,and wishing there was more to read..I will check out other books by this author and will be ordering Me, Myself and Why for sure. Just the title makes me smirk!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2011

    HORRIBLE

    Do not waste your time

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Not good

    This is a stupid book

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    Enjoyed the novel a lot more...

    Loved the novel, but the short story was "ok". It was certainly enjoyable. Though I recommend reading the novel (Me, Myself and Why?") first.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    Back and forth...

    I really liked this blurb of a prequel! The back and forth of the story line made for an interesing read... quite amusing! I am looking forwrd to the rest! Free Friday????

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    What to read the whole story

    This had me going wish it had been the complete book. Can hardly wait to find out how it turns out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    very disappointing

    Dont waste your time. Not even a story - just a partial one. would not let me rate it no stars, had to give it one

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    Where's the rest of hte Story? What was there was good

    This was a very strange book, but funny. I would have preferred to have the whole story, not a blurb. However it was worth the download. I will read more of her stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    um...

    this book seemed like it would be even slightly interesting......... but I was severely disappointed... i am now deleting this sad pathetic little DRAFT of a book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    I was confused as HELL

    First read by Davidson and I was confused as HELL. I have no clue what the hell just happened in what I read. This is a very quick read and it left me filled with skepticism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Lolz

    Cnt wait to read on

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