Undead and Underwater

Undead and Underwater

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by MaryJanice Davidson
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three times as outrageous as ever before…

Super, Girl! 
Meet Hailey Derry, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born

Overview

New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three times as outrageous as ever before…

Super, Girl! 
Meet Hailey Derry, human resources representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Hailey is now faced with her toughest challenge: the sexy new hire who has a mad crush on her. But how does Hailey break the news that she’s more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine? She’d better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a crime.

Undead and Underwater
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?

Incomer
As leader of the Pack, it’s Lara Wyndham’s job to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025—and fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn’t need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that perfect ass. Then again…

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for MaryJanice Davidson and her novels:

“Delightful, wicked fun!”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Be prepared to fall in love with the Undead all over again!”—Romance Reviews Today

“What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say, outrageous?”—The Best Reviews

“Fast-paced and highly entertaining.”—Bitten by Books

“Packs a chic coffin.”—The Denver Post

“Breezy dialogue, kick-ass action, and endearing characters.” —Booklist

“Think Sex and the City—only the city is Minneapolis and it’s filled with demons and vampires.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that make her vampire series one of a kind.”—Darque Reviews

“The best vampire chick lit of the year.”—Detroit Free Press

“Sophisticated, sexy, and a wonderfully witty book.”—Catherine Spangler

“Hilarious, fast, excellent read…Brilliant…[It] has it all!”—Fresh Fiction

“A riotous romp.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews
Three stories highlight connections between supernatural worlds, all of them tied together by one shoe-obsessed vampire queen. The latest in the Betsy Taylor vampire series consists of three novellas chronicling the exploits of the vampire queen and those near and dear to her. Super, Girl! introduces Hailey Derry, a superheroine trying to live her own life while maintaining her secret identity. When her company hires the likable Jamie Linus, Hailey imagines ways that her normal life might somehow incorporate a man (yes!), but menacing messages suggest that her romantic interest may be onto her, forcing her to expose her double life. In Undead and Underwater's unlikely pairing, half-human, half-mermaid Dr. Fredrika Bimm is forced to work with Betsy when a mutual acquaintance is threatened. While the danger behind the threat is real, there may be even greater danger when the two powerful supernatural beings meet. Can they set aside their differences to solve the case--and do they even want to? In Incomer, the Wyndham Werewolves have a new alpha who appears to be under attack during her first day on the job. Lara Wyndham, who already has the stress of wondering whether her old family friend Jack Gardner will make a play for her now that she's in charge, doesn't have time to deal with dead things showing up on her doorstep. This trio starts strong, but the frequent involvement of past characters leads to obfuscation only a die-hard fan would love or understand. Davidson would be well-served by taking notes from her characters, who sometimes complain about "nauseating endless speculative continual monologues."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425253328
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Undead/Queen Betsy Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
609,046
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Praise for MaryJanice Davidson and her novels:

“Delightful, wicked fun!”—Christine Feehan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Be prepared to fall in love with the Undead all over again!”—Romance Reviews Today

“What can you say about a vampire whose loyalty can be bought by designer shoes? Can we say, outrageous?”—The Best Reviews

“Fast-paced and highly entertaining.”—Bitten by Books

“Packs a chic coffin.”—The Denver Post

“Breezy dialogue, kick-ass action, and endearing characters.” —Booklist

“Think Sex and the City—only the city is Minneapolis and it’s filled with demons and vampires.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ms. Davidson has her own brand of wit and shocking surprises that make her vampire series one of a kind.”—Darque Reviews

“The best vampire chick lit of the year.”—Detroit Free Press

“Sophisticated, sexy, and a wonderfully witty book.”—Catherine Spangler

“Hilarious, fast, excellent read…Brilliant…[It] has it all!”—Fresh Fiction

“A riotous romp.”—Booklist

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, most recently Undead and Unstable. With her husband, Anthony Alongi, she also writes a series featuring a teen weredragon named Jennifer Scales. MaryJanice lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children and is currently working on her next book.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
1969
Place of Birth:
Minot, North Dakota
Website:
http://www.maryjanicedavidson.net

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Undead and Underwater 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually i love her stories, but not this book! It didnt flow and it read disjointed. Very dissapointed. Not worth the time.
KandyJ More than 1 year ago
This is irritating, i was expecting a full Betsy novel and instead i get a short stroy, I wouldn't have bought the book had I realized... What a rip off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not buying this book because I couldn't sample it at all. The 22 page sample only included a list of mjs other works, and never actually provided a sample of the book. Grr
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Super, Girl! Hailey Derry has a secret, or rather a secret identity, she is the superhero It Girl. Not that she likes being It Girl, it makes her constantly late for work and she has zero life outside her superhero gig and her HR job but she can’t just ignore her freaky gifts. But it looks like someone at work knows who she is judging by the bossy post it notes that keep being left on her desk a week ago, which also just happens to be when the Jamie Linus, the man she unexpectedly lusts after started… MaryJanice Davidson does seem to have a way with the bizzare and quirky, which is great and something I do like; however, I figure at some point a story has got to make a tiny bit of sense and you have to be able to follow the dialogue. I mean I did follow what was happening (and the dialogue) but it was all so…silly. I don’t mind silliness it was just that, and with nearly everything I have read by MJD, it seemed like she was trying too hard to be funny and quirky and I was left feeling like I had read a kids cartoon (minus the sexy parts) when I was ten years too old for it. Undead & Underwater In this novella, two of MJD big characters, Queen Betsy and mermaid Frederika Bimm, meet up to help a mutual(ish) acquaintance who has gotten themselves into trouble. I don’t really follow either the Mermaid series or the Queen Betsy series, so I don’t know if this is a first or not! Although I did find this book a little boring and felt that I probably had to know more about the characters then I did, Undead & Underwater did have its funny moments; however, I mostly found it a little ridiculous and underwhelming. But, I imagine if you are a fan of one or both of these series already this will be a great book to read to get a glance at your favourite characters between books. Incomer Lara is the first alpha to have got the position because the previous job holder (in this case her father) retired, rather than have a big old dominance fight. It is now her first day on the job and she has a potential mate, a younger brother she doesn’t understand and some strange and slightly sinister packages being left on her back door step. This was actually my favourite of the three novellas, I am not sure why, it had the same vibe as the other stories, but I liked Lara more and her little brother made me laugh. I think this is also belongs in an established series by MJD, if so, it is worth reading as although the story is thin, I found the characters funny, and you will also get a hit of Fred and Betsy from her other series as well. I am not a huge fan of this anthology, MJD writing just isn’t to my taste, however, if you are a fan this book is a must have! *Review copy provided by publisher
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all the rest of these books and I am horribly disapointed in this book. This is a book of short stories that does not go on with the story line from the previous Betsy books. Not happy....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be the next installment in the series but it was simply a few short stories so I was very disappointed. I love this series and was anxiously awaiting the next one and feel very let down. Looking forward to the next full actual book.
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Sargon1 More than 1 year ago
Loved this whole book. Found myself laughing out loud at the antics of all th characters I have loved from her series. A great fun read.
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It was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate receiving a 22 page sample and do not get to read even pg 1 of the story nothing against the story since I obviously did not get to start w/the story B N you will not get any money from if I cannot read a samle