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Accidentally Dead (Accidentals #2)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  4,674 Ratings  ·  291 Reviews
A vampire puts the bite on a dental assistant.
It's a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can't beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there's a good explanation: It's her pa
ebook, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Berkley
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Aug 04, 2008 Leah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well this is what I get for choosing a book by its cover. It sounded funny--dental hygenist bite by vampire while cleaning teeth--hyginks ensue. UGH it is a second in a series and the charater is just so flat. The author tries to add interest to her back story--but too little too late. I was just looking for a nice quick read chick lit book. And at chapter ten--too late to turn back--the book turned into full blown erotica to my horor. UGH I do not want to ever read the word "cock". YUCK I'll st ...more
Where the first book in the series (The Accidental Werewolf) was quirky and cute with annoying but lovable characters, this book is annoying and boring with bitchy and unlikable characters. This is truly sad given that a lot of them are the same characters. And the love interested also comes off very bad and unlikable as well. The foul language is also something you'd expect to see from teens on a internet forum, not from a grown woman. I was hoping for at least mindless fluff, and I was sorely ...more
Feb 04, 2010 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of MaryJanice Davidson & Mark Henry
Accidentally Dead is the second installment in the Accidental Friends series by the hilarious Dakota Cassidy. I randomly picked up Accidental Werewolf(book 1) not to long ago, and boy was it good. This book is the same, if not better. It's face paced and the characters are written great and down right hilarious. Nina was introduced in Accidental Werewolf as Marty's pain in the butt new friend from Bobby Sue Cosmetics. And this time around, she only gets worse. But I say that lightly. She's a fun ...more
Aug 12, 2010 Soraia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, quirky-funny
I have this almost annoying need to finish a series after starting the first book. Because of this need I forced myself to finish Accidentally Dead and it was done by pure force of will. This book is a hard read. It's supposed to be one of those paranormal chick-lits of light mood and jokes every two paragraphs, but that's not exactly what you get.

The story is about Nina, a very rude, impulsive and independent thirty-three-year-old. On her first day at work as a dental hygienist, she has an acci
Jeremy Parrish
Jul 25, 2014 Jeremy Parrish rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While the concept itself is fine, but the story is stagnant, the characters are hollow, and the dialogue is oxymoronic. The characters constantly repeat themselves, and ask questions which they've answered in previous paragraphs. Even though they are part of the modern era, and have seen vampire movies, they appear have no knowledge of vampire lore, even while commenting on the specifics of vampire movies. This book is ridiculous and painfully void of anything remotely close to quality. It pains ...more
Feb 14, 2010 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read The Accidental Werewolf and I enjoyed it. It was really shallow and yet still funny. I read this book, expecting the same thing, hoping that the hag Nina would actually improve. Ha! If anything she gets worse. I wanted to grab her shoulders and yell in her face, tell her to GROW THE HELL UP! She drove me insane, and I couldn't even finish Accidentally Demonic because of her. Stupid, immature thirty-three year old who gets lucky and finds a guy who can put up with her and her endless, mind ...more
DNF at page 174

This heroine wouldn't know what move with your life meant if she'd been hit with it in the face by a Mac Truck. You're a freaking vampire so flipping what!! How is that a huge flipping stretch from you best friend being a werewolf?! Also, your life was pretty crappy before you were turned into a vampire so what are you really boo-hooing about going back to?!

I tried to continue reading this book because the comedy was good but Nina, our heroine, who didn't heed the words of wisdom
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Got through about five pages of this before I had to return it to B&N, where I had bought it 25 minutes before.

Needless to say, Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore is the better accidental vampire novel.
Nine of ten women
Agreed that the word “vulva”
Does not get them hot.

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Fangirl Musings
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I shouldn’t, I won’t, but lord I’m tempted.

Allow me the endeavor to warn you, gentle reader, of a few...things...this review will contain.

Thing 1. Lots of rage.
Thing 2. Lots of cursing.
Thing 3. Lots of “spoilers.”

If Thing 1 and Thing 2 are your kryptonite, no worries; I’ll catch ya next week. If Thing 3 makes you leery, it’s all good because
Ellen (more books, please)
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Jul 05, 2011 Liza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Dakota Cassidy's Accidentally Dead is my first legitimate attempt at reading romance novels, so I decided it was best to judge this on literary merit, personal enjoyment, and publishing standards for romantic novels.

To those who care, the cover is appealing and as someone who shies away from covers with Fabio-look alikes and half nude women, this was completely nonthreatening. I realize the author has no control over her book cover design, but I do give it an A+.

The story follows Nina, a denta
Fangs for the Fantasy
After struggling to sell make up, Nina Blackman has returned to school to become a dental hygienist. On her very first day, Nina is bitten by a vampire. Greg who has a bad reaction to anesthesia, which causes his to bite Nina, which causes him to break his 500 year old rule about turning a human into a vampire. Greg is now stuck with the very angry Nina, who is determined to avoid the cult she believes he is running and to find a cure for her vampirism.

Accidentally Dead is the second in the Acci
Amanda-Lee (StoryWings)
Jun 10, 2011 Amanda-Lee (StoryWings) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Accidentally Dead was very lucky it didn’t find a home on the DNF pile it started so bad.

Nina was accidentally bitten by a vampire when he went to the dentist to get his tooth fixed. After rejecting any sort of notion that she will never be human again and trying to find a way to turn back she not only has to find a possibly evil vampire who could help her, but she also needs to content with her growing feelings for her maker.

Accidentally Dead was basically a replica of The Accidental Werewolf o
Sep 03, 2015 Terisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3-3.5 stars

Nina Blackman is finally doing something that she enjoys and it doesn't included selling makeup for Bobbie Sue cosmetics because let's face it if you read book 1 you knew that wasn't going to pan out for her. It's her first day on the job as a dental assistant and she couldn't be happier until she's bitten by a patient that is. Nina not only loses a day of work but her life as well. Said patient, while very cute, was a vampire and that one bite has changed Nina's life or rather lack o
Cid Tyer
May 29, 2010 Cid Tyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-books, favorites
You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find this book. First it wasn’t in any store. Then I order it – only they got the order wrong and got Accidentally Human. Only just before that incorrect order comes in, Borders comes up with two copies, which I don’t buy since I ordered, but after the order was wrong I made a special trip out to Borders to get it. Bah! But – it was a really fun read. I think that’s what I like about Dakota Cassidy’s books; they’re fun. I know I’m going to laugh at the cha ...more
Apr 19, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
Rating: C
Narration: B-

What I liked:

The humor and “pot shots” at vampire romance novels. Nina was led by Wanda and her PNR books. All of the references to vampire romances had me laughing because I’ve read them all. I love that Dakota can poke fun at a genre that she writes.

Nina is like an M&M, she has a hard shell with a soft center. Her coping mechanisms from having her mother leave her over and over as child is to not let anyone in. She uses her potty mouth and sarcasm as tools to push p
Apr 07, 2013 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Mmmm...okay, I don't know how to review this book.
I mean, I kind of liked it. But about a half of it just wasn't that good. I didn't like Nina that much in this book. She was worse than Marty was in Book 1. So whiny and annoying and infuriating, I was actually glad there was a man with a thousand balls like Greg not taking her shit. In fact, I totally loved him, except for a few things he did/said that I didn't like.
I liked Svetlanna (or however you spell it) and Lou.
I still like Wanda a lot,
Dec 27, 2013 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf, own, vampires
Book 2 in the Accidentally Friends series.

Nina, best friend of Marty the new werewolf, is a potty-mouth dental hygienist whose first day on the job turns her into a vampire.

Nina complained that Marty whinged about her werewolfness in the previous book, but Nina complained and whinged and was the Queen of Denial about her vampness.

This series is funny, lets face it they get their info from Wiki and romance novels, but Nina was a bit too mean to Greg. Greg is her unwitting Sire and very hot and v
It didn't get worse, and it didn't get much better. (Especially since this was Nina's book.) I did think her 'accident' was a bit funnier than Marty's. (Bitten by one of the patients at the dental office where she worked.)

It FELT like it was a little easier to read, but only being used to the author's style by this point. Plus after you read the same turns of phrase a couple times you start to gloss over them.

It has merely become about seeing it through to the end now, but again I didn't HATE
Melissa Darnold
Hello all things foul-mouthed and crabby. Nina Blackman is a marshmallow on the inside and an immediate favorite of mine. I have read this series at least four times and, every time I do, I look forward to this book because of Nina. She is so crabby and has such a sailor's mouth, but is so funny and sarcastic. I think one of my favorite things about Dakota Cassidy (one of the many because she is perfect beyond words) is that all of her characters feel like friends. I feel like I could run into t ...more
Wendy Hines
Following the highly humorous Accidental Werewolf, Dakota Cassidy brings us back to the color circle of Marty, Wanda, and Nina for another fun romp. Nina starts a new job as a dental hygienist. How could she know that the patient would have a vicious reaction to the numbing agent? The patient bites her, and she doesn't think much more about it until later. Later, as in the next evening when she finds she slept the day away, missed work, and woke up with fangs! Determined to get her humanity back ...more
I'm glad that the second book continued with the same characters and expounded on Nina's storyline. But, I didn't like this as much as The Accidental Werewolf. Nina's personality was too different from how she was portrayed in the first book. She spent too much time whining. I hope that the story for Wanda is back up to the same caliber as the first one. Even though I was a little disappointed with this story, I am still looking forward to the next book in the series.
Jun 17, 2008 Bitten_by_Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rachel
Ohh boy! Some people have big mouths and then some people have Nina Blackman’s mouth. Scratch that… nobody does the big mouth like Nina. We first saw Nina in The Accidental Werewolf as Marty Andrew’s color wheel accomplice and best friend. Even as a secondary character in that book she really made an impression on me, and I was glad that she got her own book...

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Solidly silly again. It was annoying that the woman was so busy arguing that she didn't even try to get info on her new situation. And it was completely a romance, without a conflict outside of the couple until more than 3/4 through, and even then it was brief. But I like the relationship between the 3 women who each star in one book of the trilogy and the hero is hot. I am intrigued by book 3 because the GR reviews indicate more depth of story.
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Jul 03, 2011 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: source-to-sort
This was a really good book. It took me a little bit to really get into it, but once I did there was no putting it down. I love the characters and the link between the books. I can not wait to read more of the series and I definately recomend it!
Apr 03, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 17, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 13, 2017 Sudden_Reader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny and smart

Foul mouthed humor that smoothly fits her characters.....tension, romance and well defined background. All of Dakota's books are laugh out loud funny, or chucking at the nuances. Everything she has written is good- and I am not a fan of Forman e novels! Read them, you won't be disappointed.
Mar 12, 2017 Cheri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute story, with some laugh out loud moments.
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Dakota Cassidy is a national bestselling author with over thirty books. She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, grab-some-ice erotic romance, hot and sexy alpha males, paranormal shifters, contemporary kick-ass women, and more.

Invited by Bravo TV, Dakota was the Bravoholic for a week, wherein she snarked the hell out of all the Bravo shows. She received a starred review from Publisher Weekly f
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Accidentals (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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  • The Accidental Human (Accidentals, #3)
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