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by MaryJanice Davidson

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Vampire Queen Betsy can never do things the easy way and the unintended consequences bite her in the butt constantly. However, since Betsy’s good (if self-absorbed) heart is in the right place, she keeps on trying. And her creator, Davidson, never disappoints, delivering plenty of smart-ass dialogue and wacked-out adventures.

Having been forced to kill the “devil,” also known as her half-sister Laura’s mother, Betsy is doggedly trying to patch up her relationship with her sister. Laura is none too happy, since her mother’s death means she has to assume the mantle of Satan and take over hell. The one good thing to come out of the previous debacle in hell is that Betsy’s vampire husband, Sinclair, can now go out into the sunlight — which he is doing with reckless abandon. Suddenly Betsy has to be the responsible one, which is kind of frightening. And now, along with trying to get Laura to come to a Thanksgiving 2.0 celebration and dealing with zombie Marc and an overly pregnant Jessica, Betsy fears BabyJon may be showing signs of the family tendency to be “unusual.” (BERKLEY, Aug., 320 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: BERKLEY

Published: August 2013

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