"I don't want to shatter any illusions here, but when we're doing the horizontal rumba we are not carrying on with crap like "oh my own, my love, I love love love love you..."
I assure you, we are loving you with every fibre of our being and nothing else in the world matters but you. We are totally consumed by you. But we're not going to talk about it, and we're definitely not thinking about it. We're thinking about how amazing your body feels and how damn amazing we feel, and we're having the best time ever. If you were to stop us half way through and insist we take a survey on how we feel about you, we probably couldn't put anything into words and would just stare longingly at your boobies.
The best thing about this book is its humour. It really is funny. The character interactions are wonderful, in later books a few genuinely creepy things happen that give you a chill, and now and again there is a really good mystery woven in that keeps you turning the pages.
The series' unexpected quality is maintained for the first handful of books, but there are one or two plonkers around book nine and ten.
I call this book a trashy romance, but in many ways it actually defies any label. In places, the books have genuine pathos in them. There are some interesting as well as fun insights, and there are always new characters being introduced as MaryJanice builds on her mythology. One of my personal favourites is the Prince of Darkness. Satan makes multiple appearances in the series, and looks surprisingly like Lena Olin... and has a wicked shoe fetish that puts Betsy's to shame.
If you're looking for something light to while away a couple of hours one weekend, give this book and its sequels a try. If you're part of a face to face book club, suggest it to your friends - you can make a pretty awesome drinking game out of the number of times a shoe designer's name is mentioned!
An added bonus is that the books are an education for those of us who are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails.
For example, I never used to notice women's shoes. Now I do. And if I comment, I get massive brownie points. Plus, I now know that Manolo Blahnik is a guy that makes shoes and not weapons of mass destruction.
MaryJanice's 'Undead' novels are available on Kindle and on iBooks for $11.99, and for varying prices at most book stores.
Book 12 was released last year in August, with Book 13 due out soon.
Give them a try, or if you have a shoe loving girlfriend who likes to read, suggest she give them a try. If you're willing to suspend disbelief and have a dirty little literary secret, the 'Undead' series won't disappoint.
If you'd like to learn more about the author and her books, you can visit her at maryjanicedavidson.net. She's also on facebook, search for her as MaryJanice Davidson.