Published by Berkley on March 2nd 2004
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It'a 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...
So according to goodreads, this is my third time reading this. LOL
If you’ve never met Betsy, the main character of this series, she’s an extremely vain secretary who wakes up dead and quickly realizes her life is never going to be the same again, since she’s now a vampire. She’s incredibly self-centered (reading this for the third time, the narcassistic tendencies is starting to bug me, but never did the previous run-throughs of the book).
The book is very fast paced and is meant to be humorous. It’s an entirely different take on vampires then what you are used to, which is probably why I keep returning to the series. The books are very short and you can easily read a book in one sitting, especially the first few books. (my apologies this is turning into a series review, not a book review).
In the first book, nothing much happens except establishing the series, the world, you meet the main characters, you start to develop a feel for what the vampires in this world are like. Similar to Sookie Sackhouse’s world, the books are set in the real world – complete with the Mall of the America – only vampires are real. Unlike Sookie’s world, though, the vampires are trying to remain in hiding.