cover image Undead and Uneasy

Undead and Uneasy

MaryJanice Davidson. Berkley Publishing Group, $23.95 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-425-21376-6

Wishes come true with unforeseen consequences in bestseller Davidson's anemic sixth Undead paranormal romance (after 2006's Undead and Unpopular). Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor discovers that even weddings with a $3 million budget can be a killer to plan, especially when cursed diamonds, a missing bridegroom, an unexpected funeral and sudden motherhood complicate things. Sixteen months earlier, Betsy was a secretary dreading her 30th birthday. Now she's a bad-ass vampire queen betrothed to Eric Sinclair, wealthy 70-something Vampire King. Then her father and stepmother are killed in an accident, and Eric and several friends go missing. Betsy must care for her orphaned baby brother, BabyJon, and worry about Jessica, her seriously ill best friend, while trying to find the guests and groom before the wedding date is past. Marred by a sometimes too-cute narrative, this novel lacks the substance of the work of Charlaine Harris or Marta Acosta, hurtling to a ""feel good"" resolution that may please Davidson's fans but will leave others wondering why this series continues to thrive.