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Review: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe

TitleDating the Undead

Authors: Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe

Genre: Paranormal

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

Format: Paperback, 160 Pages

ISBN-10: 0373892527 (Harlequin)

ISBN-13: 978-0373892525 (Harlequin)

Reviewed by: Kiwi


They’re Drop-Dead Handsome—and We’re Not Kidding!

Welcome to the first and only magazine devoted to loving the immortal man in all of his furry, feathery, fiery glory. As always, this month’s issue is a forbidden-fruit salad of features, fiction, fashion, and more, including:

• Blood Stains on His Collar, Doritos in His Bed: Is Your Immortal Just a Little Bit…Immoral?
• A Kiss is Not Just a Kiss: Immortals We Crave Divulge Their Lip-smacking Turn-ons
• Off the Set with the Real Vampires of Vegas: Your Favorite AfterLifetime TV Vamps Let Their Hair Down
• Killer Cocktails to Slay Your Dragon, Slake Your Vampire, or Singe Your Angel

Plus your favorite columns and departments:

• Ask Gabrielle: Angelic Etiquette for Modern Gals and Ghouls
• A View from a Guy: Zombie Jack’s Turn
• Undead and Well-Read: What’s Hot Between the Covers This Month
• Angel in the Kitchen: Heavenly Dishes That Don’t Take an Eternity to Prepare

There’s even a page-turning, strange-but-true paranormal romance that’ll keep you up all day!

Don’t get caught UNDEAD without it!

Quick & DirtyEvery girl’s guide to relationships with those oh so yummy paranormal men.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

My first impression when I opened the box and showed it to my husband was: “It looks like a Cosmo but for us girls who wish vamps/dragons/werewolves etc. were real.” (you guys should of seen the look I got in return) And it seems this impression was a lasting one.

Dating the Undead is a magazine-like book (and yes, Ms. Showalter’s site says it “is absolutely a book”) chock full of information for that girl who finds ordinary human males to be a bit too, well, ordinary, and wants to find that perfect immortal. Or for that super unlucky girl who already found an immortal match, and now just can’t wait to get rid of him. (unimaginable!) Or best yet an incredibly lucky girl who wants to wine, dine, surprise and satisfy her current partner of the un-human variety. (jealous!)

Also like any good chick rag, there is a ton of beautiful men (and some ladies) to take a gander at. Check out “Real-Life Lords of the Underworld Bare All!” Twelve of the hottest men you have ever seen and they’re mortal. Who would have thought you could be this delicious without immortality.

Also included is an excerpt from not one but two…TWO…Lords of the Underworld series. Maddox’s book, The Darkest Night, book 1, and Paris’s book, The Darkest Seduction, book 9. So sidle up ladies to some great reading, some definitely THFW. (TOO HAWT FOR WORK)

In the “Couple Cravings Quiz” I found out I am perfectly suited for a relationship with an otherworlder, (I knew it!!) and “Your Otherwordly Astrologer” informs me that a Dragon or Vampire might just be the right species for me. I will admit, I have always been partial to tasty vampire morsels, but then again who can resist a hot guy who can fly?

One of my favorite parts was “Is It Hot in This Dungeon-or Is It YOU?—Immortal Icebreakers Sure to Turn His Undead Head.” Specifically the line “I think I have a little Demon in me—at least I hope to by the end of the night.” But just one question? Wouldn’t a guy normally find this a bit insulting—little Demon?!?!? *giggle*

Also in this feature, “Manscaping Your Manly Immortal,” witness the most amazing manscape makeover ever. You wouldn’t see a greater transformation if you used pictures of two completely different models. *snort*

The only thing it seems to be lacking is those annoying, headache inducing perfume ads, which is awesome. But, also disappointing, because I want to know what scent would work best around that vamp who will be mine someday. But again, most books don’t come with perfume either.

All in all, Dating the Undead had me laughing out loud the whole time, from its cover featuring a sexy undead model, to the Dead Bull ad at the end. It even garnered some secretive extra glances in the waiting room. I think I spied someone looking for a copy of their own on another table. So sorry, girlfriend, paranormal lovers only!

Well my friends, I am off to find my immortal true love. I promise to be thinking of you when I am on my way to Atlantis for the vacation trip I booked on Traveloddity. I wonder if I remembered to pack my Jimmy Chews and favorite Devlon lipstick in Abra Cadaver Pink, not to mention my very sexy Vladimir’s Secret number.

FTC Advisory: Harlequin provided me with a copy of Dating the Undead.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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One Response to “Review: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe

  1. JessicaNo Gravatar

    Gah! I want this book so bad! And I just cannot for the life of me seem to get it anywhere! We ordered it at my local book store, but it never shipped out. I’ve admitted defeat for the time being, but seeing reviews like this one just make me want to shrivel up and cry in the corner. Lol.

    Great review!

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