Offbeat and zany humor are hallmarks of this refreshing and original series. There is no way you can be depressed after a visit to Betsy's wacky world.

The holiday season is fast approaching and vampire queen Betsy Taylor is attempting to plan her upcoming wedding to vampire king Eric Sinclair. Of course, nothing can ever go smoothly in Betsy's life. So, not only is she now babysitting her new half-brother Jon, she is also haunted by the most recent victim of a serial killer stalking Minneapolis.

This persistent ghost wants Betsy to track down the human killer. She goes on the hunt with the help of her half-sister Laura, who also happens to be the daughter of the devil. One big note of concern is that while Laura insists that she is not going to follow in her "mother's" footsteps, some outbursts of unholy anger are a tad unnerving. Even when you are undead, life can be a bit overwhelming!

(Nov., 272 pp., $21.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith