They're drop-dead handsomeand we're not kidding!
Welcome to the first and only guide devoted to loving the immortal man in all of his furry, feathery, fiery glory. Here is a forbidden-fruit salad of features, fiction, fashion, and more, including:
Lipstick on His Collar
Is your immortal just a little bit immoral?
Angel in the Kitchen
Heavenly dishes that don'y take an eternity to prepare
A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss
Immortals we crave divulge their lip-smacking turn-ons
Undead & Well-Read
What's hot between the covers this month
A View from a Guy
Zombie Jack's turn
Our indispensable guide to heavenly bodies
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About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.
Jill Monroe is an award-winning author of eight romance novels. She is convinced every person she meets is more than human, and spends most of her non-writing time trying to figure out if they’re Werewolf, Vampire, Zombie—or, in her husband’s case, Demon. She lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit her at JillMonroe.com.
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From the Editor's Lair
A Monthly Missive from DTU to YOU
So you're dating the undead, and you have lots of questions, opinions, and very special dilemmas. Good thing there's a magazine just for you, right? Dating the Undead is dedicated to those who dream of a fling, a close encounter, a long-term relationship, or a whatever with a hot man of the otherworld. We've gathered experts (including a few of those immortals) in all areas to offer tips, guidance, inspiration, inside informationand funfrom the other side. In short, we try to answer all of the questions you Living Girls (LGs for short) have been (metaphorically) dying to ask!
Will a Vampire burst into flames in the sunlight, or will he glitter?
How many dateless nights are ahead of me since my Werewolf boyfriend is part of a packand I'm not?
(Not many, if he's a keeper!)
Are all Dragon-Shifters ticklish under their scales, or just mine?
(Depends. Is your Dragon a land- or water-dweller?)
How do I break my Zombie out of his shy shell so I can introduce him to my friends?
(Two words: time and patience.)
Just how naughty can I be before I shock my Angel?
(Not very, unfortunately. But the good news is, a shock might be just what he needs!)
Does horn size indicate the size of anything else on my Demon?
(Hell to the yes!)
Some of these creatures don't breathe, but they certainly take our breath away.
The movies may have brought these legendary supermen to life, but we promise you there's more to your fabulous immortal than hypnotic eyes, washboard abs, eternal stamina, and a willingness to take a bullet for you (and recover in time to take you out on the town). Dating the Undead exists to put the myths about him to bed (and him to bed with you, if that's where you want him to be), as well as providing the real deal about his habits, desires, weaknesses, turn-ons, and soft spots.
So, if you fear looking at 27 coffins instead of 27 dresses, check out "Angelic Etiquette for Modern Gals and Ghouls," where you'll learn critical dos and don'ts.
Maybe you loved your Demon's partying waysat firstbut now you're just in hell and ready for a change. How do you lose an immortal in ten days when he's going to live forever? Check out "Undeadand Gone!"
On the flip side, how do you lure that luscious immortal when he refuses to date outside his species? Our quick tips for attracting his attention will help you bring home the Victory (or whatever his name happens to be).
Even if you've only flirted with the idea of dating an immortal, every article in this month's issue has something to offer you. Because, really, speaking LG to LG, we've all occasionally wished our mortal guy had a Vampire's ability to stay up all night (wink, wink) or a Dragon's knack for setting our blood on fire. And while it's true thatjust like their flesh-and-blood counterpartsimmortals can be brooding, ruthless, and inflexible, they're also oh, so sexy . . . and each one of them is looking for his soul mate.
Are you the right woman to answer his call? We think so. Enjoy this journey into the thrilling world of true paranormal romance. Along the way, you might just discover a love to last the ages. Oh, you lucky LGs!
Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Are you tired of the same old magazine, well trade in Healthy Living and Elle for Dating the Undead and get the down and dirty on how to attract that Vamp, Zombie or other un-human. Do you have a girlfriend getting married, this is the perfect shower gift, a birthday present for that friend that has everything or the best Valentine’s gift you could give. Or are you the one wishing for a Warlock, longing for a Lycanthrope or dying for a demon. You’ll find everything you need to fulfill your deepest desires. Here are a sampling of articles you’ll find inside: Sexy Pickup Lines,” is it hot in this dungeon or is it you; Lipstick on his collar, is your immortal just a little bit…immoral: Undead and well read, what’s hot between the covers this month. This magazine is a fun idea, it’s a spoof of all the fashionista ads, the beauty ads. the tabloids etc and it’s highly entertaining not to mention some great articles by authors of the genre spotlighting Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe. And a big treat is when Gena’s Lords of the Underworld Bare-All. Don’t wait, get your copy now and be the envy of the neighborhood.
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Every girl¿s guide to relationships with those oh so yummy paranormal men.The Review:My first impression when I opened the box and showed it to my husband was: ¿It looks like a Cosmo but for us girls who wish vamps/dragons/werewolves etc. were real.¿ (you guys should of seen the look I got in return) And it seems this impression was a lasting one.Dating the Undead is a magazine-like book (and yes, Ms. Showalter¿s site says it ¿is absolutely a book¿) chock full of information for that girl who finds ordinary human males to be a bit too, well, ordinary, and wants to find that perfect immortal. Or for that super unlucky girl who already found an immortal match, and now just can¿t wait to get rid of him. (unimaginable!) Or best yet an incredibly lucky girl who wants to wine, dine, surprise and satisfy her current partner of the un-human variety. (jealous!)Also like any good chick rag, there is a ton of beautiful men (and some ladies) to take a gander at. Check out ¿Real-Life Lords of the Underworld Bare All!¿ Twelve of the hottest men you have ever seen and they¿re mortal. Who would have thought you could be this delicious without immortality.Also included is an excerpt from not one but two¿TWO¿Lords of the Underworld series. Maddox¿s book, The Darkest Night, book 1, and Paris¿s book, The Darkest Seduction, book 9. So sidle up ladies to some great reading, some definitely THFW. (TOO HAWT FOR WORK)In the ¿Couple Cravings Quiz¿ I found out I am perfectly suited for a relationship with an otherworlder, (I knew it!!) and ¿Your Otherwordly Astrologer¿ informs me that a Dragon or Vampire might just be the right species for me. I will admit, I have always been partial to tasty vampire morsels, but then again who can resist a hot guy who can fly?One of my favorite parts was ¿Is It Hot in This Dungeon-or Is It YOU?¿Immortal Icebreakers Sure to Turn His Undead Head.¿ Specifically the line ¿I think I have a little Demon in me¿at least I hope to by the end of the night.¿ But just one question? Wouldn¿t a guy normally find this a bit insulting¿little Demon?!?!? *giggle*Also in this feature, ¿Manscaping Your Manly Immortal,¿ witness the most amazing manscape makeover ever. You wouldn¿t see a greater transformation if you used pictures of two completely different models. *snort*The only thing it seems to be lacking is those annoying, headache inducing perfume ads, which is awesome. But, also disappointing, because I want to know what scent would work best around that vamp who will be mine someday. But again, most books don¿t come with perfume either.All in all, Dating the Undead had me laughing out loud the whole time, from its cover featuring a sexy undead model, to the Dead Bull ad at the end. It even garnered some secretive extra glances in the waiting room. I think I spied someone looking for a copy of their own on another table. So sorry, girlfriend, paranormal lovers only!Well my friends, I am off to find my immortal true love. I promise to be thinking of you when I am on my way to Atlantis for the vacation trip I booked on Traveloddity. I wonder if I remembered to pack my Jimmy Chews and favorite Devlon lipstick in Abra Cadaver Pink, not to mention my very sexy Vladimir¿s Secret number.FTC Advisory: Harlequin provided me with a copy of Dating the Undead. No goody bags, sponsorships, ¿material connections,¿ or bribes were exchanged for my review.
Reviewed by JenReview copy provided by Planned Television ArtsIf y'all have been reading my reviews, you know that I rarely award a book 5 stars. But I loved this "book" from cover to cover. Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe have created a masterpiece with their magazine stylized book devoted to the world of Dating the Undead. After checking out the cover, I turned to page one and was rewarded with an ad for Coffin Klein and I knew I was in for quite a ride. All the ads had me rolling. I mean, who came up with mythmatch.com, GoDieVa or Jimmy Chew? It's pure genius. On to the articles... they covered everything you'd find in a regular magazine but with an awesome twist. There were recipes, an advice column, fashion stories and so on. The authors equally tackle advice on how to date vampires, werewolves, dragons, zombies, angels and demons. And to top it off, the photos are awesome. Hot guys abound. Included in this magazine is a sneak peak at Gena Showalter's upcoming release, The Darkest Seduction (*squee*), and a wonderful photo album of her Lords of the Underworld. I'll admit that I hadn't pictured the Lords like this, but I will from now on. This really is a must read for paranormal fans. And I dare you to not crack a smile at least once as you read. Now excuse me while I go re-take that quiz on whether or not I have what it takes to date an immortal.
An excellent read. Informative and funny. Dating the Undead is set up (in size and content) like an issue of Cosmo, except geared toward immortals. Inside the pages you will find articles on all sorts of topics that will be helpful for you and your immortal, quizzes, recipes, an excerpt to The Darkest Seduction and more. My favorite part is the article "Real Life Lords of the Underworld BARE ALL!" The eye candy is to die for. I also loved such adverts as Coffin Klein, Vladmir's Secret, Jimmy Chrew and Got Bludd. This is a must read for immortal fans, especially if you love the Lords of the Underworld.
I'm a Lords of the Underworld collector and I found this a fun little addition. I show some parts to my husband, and even he chuckled! :D
What a lot of Fun. I had a hoot reading this Cat Fancy for the Undead. Very imaginative. Please give us more!
I loved it. I thought it was very cool idea and delivered in an awesome way. I hope they have another "issue' coming out after. I absoulutely adore Gena Showalter and every single one of her books. And the sneek peak into Paris's story was worth the wait and I'm dying to get The Darkest Seduction :D