Undead (series)

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Undead is a paranormal romance book series by MaryJanice Davidson about Betsy Taylor. Betsy Taylor loses her job and is killed in the same day (her thirtieth birthday), only to awake undead in a funeral home. After attempting to kill herself multiple times, she realizes that she is not only a vampire but queen of the vampires.[1] Davidson attributes the popularity of the series to the absurdism, tone, and believability of the characters.[2] The series was a reaction to what Davidson saw as cliches and unrealistic characters in paranormal romance novels.[3]

Book listing[edit]

  1. Undead and Unwed (Berkley, 2004)
  2. Undead and Unemployed (Berkley, 2004)
  3. Undead and Unappreciated (Berkley, 2005)
  4. Undead and Unreturnable (Berkley, 2005)
  5. Undead and Unpopular (Berkley, 2006)
  6. Undead and Uneasy (Berkley, 2007)
  7. Undead and Unworthy (Berkley, 2008)
  8. Undead and Unwelcome (Berkley, 2009)
  9. Undead and Unfinished (Berkley 6 July 2010)
  10. Undead and Undermined (Berkley July 2011)
  11. Undead and Unstable (Berkley June 2012)[4]
  12. Undead and Unsure (Berkley August 2013)
  13. Undead and Unwary (Berkley October 2014)

The first four volumes have been reprinted as Betsy the Vampire Queen. Volumes 5 - 7 have been reprinted as Betsy Bride of the Vampire and also includes Dead and Loving It (short stories).[5]

Short stories:

  • "Dead Girls Don't Dance" in Cravings (Jove, 2004)
  • "Biting in Plain Sight" in Bite (Jove, 2004)
  • "A Fiend in Need" in Dead and Loving It (Berkley, 2006)
  • "Undead and Wed: A Honeymoon Story" in Dead Over Heels (Berkley, 2008)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The "Undead" Series on maryjanicedavidson.net
  2. ^ Clare, Pamela (March 7, 2013). "Interview: MaryJanice Davidson, 'Undead and Underwater'". USA Today. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goetzman, Amy (March 22, 2013). "MaryJanice Davidson writes from the other side of normal". MinnPost. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "UNDEAD AND UNSTABLE by MaryJanice Davidson". Kirkus Book Reviews. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://maryjanicedavidson.net/coming-soon