Full of intelligence and charm. Nobody, not even the most enviable families, can escape fate. I quickly realized though, that my childhood home--Los Angeles, Hollywood in particular--, was the right place for me to explore these themes and ideas. Where else is the fall from grace so public, the shame so mercilessly exploited? With all these ideas in mind, I imagined my own novel as a solar system of family members, all orbiting around Marty Kessler, the family patriarch, almost as surprised as his dependent family to find himself old, diminished and on lock-down at a high end drug rehab in Malibu.
Certainly there is an irony in anyone, let alone this cast of washed-up, broken characters coming to Los Angeles to heal, but something about it felt just right. All of us, eventually, fall apart. Betsy begins to feed him her own blood, and George begins to recover his sanity by learning to crochet. The fourth novel in the Undead series , begins at Christmastime in the Kingdom of the dead Minneapolis , which is complicated as it sounds. Betsy Taylor isn't going to let a little thing like death and blood-drinking stop her from enjoying the holidays or planning her upcoming spring wedding to drop-dead gorgeous vamp Eric Sinclair.
But all is not merry and bright-Betsy is plagued by ghosts who demand her help in rectifying their past mistakes, and a serial killer is on the loose. With his victims all being, blond women. Besty fits the profile exactly The book starts out with the knowledge that Betsy is technically dead, however everyone but close family and friends think that she is still alive. In Betsy's life she has a stepmother, Antonia the Ant who gives birth to a younger brother, Jon, and her best friend, rich Jessica, and Laura, is technically her half-sister but also the devil's daughter after Satan possessed her stepmother The Ant who gave her up to adoption to, ironically, the Goodman's.
She also receives attention from a human boy who is a past member of a gang of vampie slayers. She also has a gay human friend called Marc, a doctor she saved in the first novel from suicide and a human policemen who is a former flame named Nick Berry. Aside from all of this she has vampire servants who work for her and a hostage wild vampire dubbed George the Fiend. George is a wild vampire created by a year-old vampire Betsy killed. She feeds him with her blood to make him stronger and Jessica teaches him different things such as crocheting.
Laura later attacks George the Fiend thinking her mother Satan is using him to annoy her and meddle in her life. After Betsy tries to break up the fight Laura stabs her with a sword forged by Hellfire that kills magical creatures, however it doesn't kill her. After this Laura is sent to feed him. Eric and Betsy fight after she reveals she can hear his thoughts during sex.
Eric is hurt she doesn't tell him earlier and goes back to his room which causes Betsy to point out that he hasn't fully committed to their relationship. Also, in an attempt to connect with her people Betsy starts an advice column intended for new vampires which others deem as stupid. Also, the human boy, with the decidedly shady past as an ex-vampire slayer, decides to write her life story as a fiction story and publish it through his university course, however Sinclair and his best friend Tina wipe his memory of it to save Betsy from exposure.
After a serial killer known as the "Driveway Killer" kills her stepmother's next door neighbor a ghost starts plaguing Betsy. Laura and her set out to find him and discover him in a rundown house with a hostage. Laura kills him and the two set the hostage free. Betsy finds herself somewhat frightened of Laura doing the fight scene in which the overtake the serial killer and set the hostage free. The book has received reviews from Kliatt ,  Booklist ,  and the Library Journal. Published in , Undead and Unpopular begins with Betsy Taylor, Queen of Vampires, celebrating her 31st birthday and her 1st anniversary of being dead or perhaps that should be undead.
And nobody likes a cranky vampire. Jessica, her best friend since childhood, has been diagnosed with cancer and this leads Betsy to think that maybe converting her friend to become a vampire might be a good idea.
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The book received reviews from Kliatt ,  Booklist ,  and the Daily Mail. Undead and Uneasy was published in Along with her human buddies, there's a ghost, a werewolf, and a Fiend crashing at her place. And though her fiance, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, conveniently disappears when the conversation turns to seating charts and flower arrangements, he does manage to make his oh-so-sexy presence known at other moments.
Betsy knows the next few weeks won't be smooth sailing - but she never expects just what's in store for her. Cold feet are no surprise, especially with an undead groom. But when Sinclair truly goes missing - and not just to avoid wedding preparations - along with most of her friends and loved ones, Betsy is frantic. Alone and afraid for the fate of everyone she loves, Betsy can't trust anyone as she tries to find them and whoever is behind all the disappearances. And what happens next will shake the foundation of the vampire world forever in the bestselling series that "breath es new life into conventional vampire lore.
This edition to the series has Betsy Taylor, back to rule the nights as Vampire Queen——and survive the days as a new suburban bride. The eighth book in the Undead series was released on June 2, Such as taking the body of her werewolf friend Antonia—who died in her service—to Cape Cod, where she's not sure if the Wyndham werewolves will welcome her with fangs or friendship. Meanwhile, her posse back in St. Paul is sending frantic e-mails alerting Betsy to her half-sister's increasingly erratic behavior. Looks like the devil's daughter is coming into her own—and raising hell.
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The book was reviewed by Booklist. In the ninth book in the series,  Satan wants her daughter Laura Betsy's half-sister , who is the antichrist , to visit Hell so she could understand her heritage. But Satan says Laura would need Betsy to accompany her. Betsy agrees, but only under the condition that Satan fix things so that Betsy can read the Book of the Dead for more than just a few minutes. Reading it for more than a few minutes at a time drives a person insane.
Betsy and Laura visit Hell, which results in a time-travelling journey that reveals the history of Betsy's husband, Sinclair, and has some serious consequences. It was released on July 5, and was reviewed by the Library Journal.
After her time traveling stint with Laura, Betsy comes back from hell. When she returns home, she's shocked to find that things have been changed. Nick is back and no longer hates her, Jessica is pregnant and Garrett, aka George the Fiend, is alive. While Betsy struggles to accept this new reality, she discovers that an unwelcome guest traveled back with her to the present. Between fighting with her sister the Antichrist and a shoe induced panic attack, she has her hands full.
Just when things can't get much worse, she returns to hell to make a deal with the devil herself. Undead and Unstable was published in There is a heated debate over whether to let him rest in peace or to raise him from the dead. Just when things have reached an impasse, Marc is found lurking around the attic newly undead.
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While Betsy is dealing with this, a visitor from the future arrives and waits for her to do something, and so does the devil, but she has no idea what either of them wants. Eventually Betsy unintentionally gives both unwelcome visitors what they want, which changes the course of the future. Betsy's in deep trouble again. Thanks to her, the devil is dead and the Antichrist isn't happy about it. To get her sister to speak to her again, Betsy does what she does best: irritate people. Her sister becomes so exasperated that Betsy gets her way, and makes Laura promise to show up for Thanksgiving.
During a late Thanksgiving dinner, Jessica's pregnancy seems less than normal and Laura becomes angry again. Betsy is dragged back to Hell, where Laura abandons her. She is left to figure out how to get the hell out of Hell on her own, which she has no idea how to do. For Elizabeth Taylor, Queen of the Undead, it's business as usual.
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When she isn't avoiding going to Hell to become co-ruler or complaining about her life, she's adjusting to things yet again. Marc and Tina are suddenly best friends, Jessica and Dick-Not-Nick are doting new parents, and her vampire husband is paying more attention to his two puppies than her. Eventually, her responsibilities in Hell catch up to her. Hell is still nothing more than a misty void of nothingness, until Betsy runs into a familiar soul or two. Before she knows it, Hell has some semblance of a place again.
The new Hell is now a huge mall, complete with a directory and a Macy's. Between coming up with new punishments, like trying on shoes at Payless that never fit, she actually begins to have fun with the job. Just when she's getting into the swing of things, her father makes a reappearance.
Betsy gets through things with a little help from her friends, two mischievous babies, and strangely enough, a lawnmower. Hell better watch out, because their new ruler is just getting started. Betsy, queen of the vampires and shoe-loving ruler of Hell-as-the-Mall-of-America, is determined not to let her half-sister Laura the self-righteous former Antichrist set the terms for the vampires' come-out.
She asks Fred the mermaid for assistance, which becomes all the more necessary when the Wyndham werewolves decamp nearby, worried about their anonymity.