New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson returns to her Betsy Taylor series in "Undead and Unstable."
When last we left Betsy, Queen of the Vampires, she had a lot of time traveling adventures that created a few timelines changes - her best friend, Jessica, is now pregnant and her husband doesn't hate Betsyand werewolf friend Antonia is alive again. If that was weird enough, Betsy found out that she is destined to become an evil bad guy in the future, turning her friend Marc into a crazed vampire. Marc, unable to cope with that thought, overdosed, and now Betsy and her husband, Sinclair, and their other vampire and human and werewolf roommates are all depressed by the death of their friend.
But when Marc turns up as a zombie, that's not the only shock waiting for Betsy. Her half-sister, Laura, appears to be turning to her own evil roots, and in order to gain more power, must kill Betsy. So not only does Betsy have an newly undead friend to deal with, she's got a psycho sibling, a terrible future to prevent, and try to find a way to right the timeline so at least she won't have so many ugly clogs in her closet (the horror!). Betsy will be timeline tripping in order to right the wrongs!
I've been a long-time fan of this series, and I'm glad to see it get a bit of its humor back (it was a bit bleak there for a while.) As the series prepares for its end, will Betsy get a happily ever after or not?
"Undead and Unstable" is published by Berkley. It is $25.95 and 312 pages long.
New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green comes back to the Drood's Secret Histories with "Live and Let Drood."
Eddie Drood, one of the members of a family given super armor by an alien force to help keep Earth protected against the forces of evil has just returned home to find it completely destroyed. He's understandably upset. And since he's the Last Drood, it's up to him to get vengeance.
Or is he really the Last Drood? As Eddie investigates more, he finds that the decimated house he's seeing is not "his" family at all, but from an alternate reality. Something has happened that has shifted his family away to an alternate timeline and left this ruined one in its place. Where did all of the Droods really go? Who is behind their disappearance? With a family like the Droods, the list of their enemies is miles long, so its up to Eddie and his girlfriend, Molly, the Wild Witch of the Woods, to solve the mystery and to get the Droods back no matter what.
I have always enjoyed the sarcastic wit of Green's characters and the give and take between Eddie and Molly. It seemed to me that the pacing was a bit off in this book, but it was still very enjoyable. Can't wait to see what's next in store for the Droods!
"Live and Let Drood" is published by Roc. It is $25.95 and 360 pages long. Look for the next book, "Casino Infernale" coming soon.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning repackages her novella, "Into the Dreaming" which combines both her Fever series and Highlander series.
In "Into the Dreaming," gorgeous Highlander Aedan MacKinnon was taken from his home and became a weapon by the Unseelie King, turned into the cold Vengeance, killing in the mortal realm. Jane Sillee, a romance novelist a world away, has been dreaming about the same man since childhood, going from friend and protector into lover. When she receives a strange tapestry, she is magically sent back in time to Scotland and the castle Dun Haakon, where she finds that her dream lover is real - and only she can save him from his fate.
This was a dreamy and seductive story of true love, magic both good and evil and time travel.
Along with the novella, this book also contains notes from the author, a book proposal for "Ghost of a Chance," an unwritten story, some deleted scenes from "Kiss of the Highlander," an alternate version of "The Dark Highlander," here called "The Dark Highlander Lite" and a sneak peek of the graphic novel, "Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha."
Fans will love this book of extras that will be a must for their summer reading!
"Into the Dreaming" is published by Delacorte Press. It is $20 and 253 pages long.
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