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Dead and Loving It

(Wyndham Werewolf #5)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  7,804 ratings  ·  243 reviews
-Santa Claws (originally published in Naughty or Nice anthology)
-Monster Love
-There's No Such Thing as Werewolves (originally published in Lighthearted Lust: Three Not So Serious Tales anthology)
-A Fiend in Need

The queen of comic, erotic, other-species romance brings her best setups and hottest sex scenes to this four-novella party. Three of them feature the bad Wyndha
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Berkley (first published April 1st 2006)
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My review is only for A Fiend in Need.
We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman.

A Fiend in Need is a short story of George, the Fiend, and Antonia, a werewolf. Antonia has a very handy ability: she can see into the future. Her premonitions lead her to Betsy’s (sorry… Jessica’s) house, where she meets George, whose real name is Garrett, and they instantly fall in love with each other. So Antonia stays and moves in the mansion.

Very short, very quick, very rough
Aug 26, 2009 rated it did not like it
So many reasons not to like this book :( The main reason is that it is simply poorly written ~ there is no distinction from one character to the next, all of the "voices" sound alike.

Furthmore, the stories are all crappily similar. They all have the same theme of a main character forcing themselves (romantically in the first 3, friendship in the last) on another person. In each story the person being forced upon has no personality besides smartass. Not just your ordinary smartass, but incredibl
Werewolves, romance, sex, vampires, fairies, and more! Steamy romance oh my!

I was over the moon when I spotted this book at the ABC Store's (English book store) bargain department! I have been meaning to read this book for ages, but I never got the time to actually buy it, oh and not to mention that I also had so many other books I wanted!

I will write a short review per book, well, short-ish. :P

But before I do that, I want to say that I liked that each, well with the exception of the last story,
This author is just not to my tastes, I guess. Too rude, lewd, crude, and with very weak plots. I don't care for the constant (and creative) cursing, and the 'romance' is anything but. I'll be passing on anything else by this author.

ETA: Oh, and a word of warning to those that hate such; the story "Monster Love" is a trite sample of the "kidnapped and raped repeatedly, she can't help but fall in love with him..." school of 'romance'. I'd avoid it, personally.
Jan 01, 2009 rated it did not like it
While some of the collection was quite enjoyable, I'm giving this 1 star for the appalling rape fantasies embedded in the sex scenes. The fact that this was written by a female author makes it all the more horrifying.
Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
1. I pretty sure a doctor can not practice and be blind.

2. If he did suddenly regain his sight he would not be able to identify colors.

3. I can't believe that a werewolf would fall in love with someone just because they smelled like peaches.

4. All the girls in this book talkl like fifeteen year old girls. Yes Duck fuck is actually said.

5. rape is not cool even if a vampire does it.

6. I have no clue how it feels to be trapped in an exercise machine and no one says yeek.

7. why does everyone
Erin Baker
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Oh my. This had the promise of being a good book. A little romance. A little fantasy. A little sexy. Ugh. It was painful to read. I'm fairly certain a 15-yr-old wrote this. But if that's the case, she's reading too many adult sex scenes. And wtf.... he felt her uterus contract around his shaft!? What? Get this woman a biology text book. I had to read parts of it to my husband, it was so ridiculous. How is this person a NY Times best seller? Just very bad writing. I gave it a star because it's a ...more
Sara ♥
Mar 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I had to read MaryJanice Davidson's story in this anthology, because I started Book 5, and was like, "Uhhh... who is Garrett, and why are there now two Antonias? Isn't it confusing enough to have two Jons?" So "A Fiend in Need" was a cute little 80 or 90 pages story about George (whose real name is Garrett) and a werewolf chick (Antonia) who can't actually change into a werewolf. It was pretty cute. I liked that it was a nice quick (very quick) read. I read the entire thing at the gym on one day ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read just for A Fiend In Need (Undead #4.5). Cute little tale that gives George his real name and introduces all to Antonia.
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ugh. I'm not a prude or anything, but this? This is about a half-step from actual porn. I got it because it's listed as being part of the Betsy series (4.5), but only one story (the last one, and, ironically, the least explicit) has anything to do with that universe, and the rest of the stories are so adult in nature that I literally skimmed to see if there was anything not-rapey in them and abandoned them ALL except the Betsy story.

Do not recommend. Unless you're into that kind of thing. Then g
Nov 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
One star only for the Betsy story. I was wondering where the other Antonia came from. The rest were terrible. I can't believe it's the same author and that they're part of a series. The vulgarity was appalling. As was the kidnapping/rape story. The Undead series has some swearing but nothing on the level of the Wyndham one. My eyes hurt.
Linda Thompson
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really miss Antonia and Garrick. This book had a short story about them that really enriched the characters. I hope she brings them back.
Dec 17, 2008 added it
I found it at the airport and needed something to read.
Always wondered about her books, but I won't be reading anymore! :)
Barbara Elsborg
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
So funny - I love the snark, the set up, everything. I wish I'd written it!
Sabrina Chan
Dec 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
not as annoying as other Betsy Taylor books
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. MaryJanice Davidson is hilarious!
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I liked this for the novella with the Queen Betsy story line, but I couldn’t get into the straight werewolf novellas. Authors seriously need to STOP romanticizing rape culture.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the last two stories more than the first two. I feel like there could've been more to the last story though because it seemed a bit rushed.
Apr 15, 2011 rated it liked it
If you like MJD’s books and humor I’m sure you’ll get into this anthology. The stories flow into each other quite nicely and they’re all good reads if you’re looking for something quick and fun to read.

The first story in this anthology is Santa Claws and it centers on Alec who is the pack alpha of Europe or something. Anyway, Alec is walking down a busy street when all of a sudden he gets a whiff of peaches and must find out from where that smell is coming. What he finds is a woman dressed in a
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. As with MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead" series, this was a quick read, which is partly why I selected it for a vacation read. "Dead and Loving It" is a collection of four short stories; I read three of the four on a flight from Portland to Dallas.

In the first story, "Santa Claus," Alec (who is passing through town) meets Giselle while she is a bell ringer in a Santa suit. He convinces her to have lunch when her shift is over. She ends up with food poisoning so he takes her to a hotel t
Dead and Loving It contains four short stories:

This is an enjoyable stand-alone werewolf romance story. (4.5/5)

Monster Love
(Crosses over with the Wydham Werewolves series). I hated this story, it ruined the anthology for me; Richard is a vampire who believes he has been stood up by his dream woman Janet - who he doesn't realise is a werewolf. When she is called away on urgent pack business Richard takes it personally and decides to kidnap Janet, tie her to a bed and sexually
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first story is Santa Claus.

Alec Kilcurt is the most powerful werewolf in Europe. There are some 300,000 werewolves in the pack. He's in Boston, and gets attracted to a particular human woman.

He ends up taking her back to his room and they have a whole lot of (very graphic) sex. What is really cool is what the ending of the story turns out to be. This is an ultra-sexy, very neat story.

The second story is Monster Love.

Richard Will is a vampire and likes it. Janet Lupo is a werewolf. She is ve
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a book containing four short stories which link to MaryJanice Davidson's Undead vampire series and Wyndham werewolf series. Overall I have given this book a 3.5 stars as I liked parts of these stories, I loved how they linked to the undead and wyndham storylines and we got some more backstory but I found other parts rather unbelieveable.

Santa Claws (4/5 stars)
This was a story cute story about a werewolf who finds true love in a woman dressed in a Santa suit. This was a stand alone stor
Kristen Coffin
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
"You're for me and I'm for you."

I've never read the Wyndham werewolf books, but for me the these shorts all kind of bled together in the same general tone. I can't say for sure it's not MEANT to read like that, since 3 of them are Wyndham werewolf shorts, and one is a werewolf short in the Undead universe (a series that I have read previously but don't really recall all that well.)

Cons: kind of lower grade write, nothing flashy or overtly impressive
Pros: I mean, sexy werewolves? I don't pick up
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
"A Fiend in Need"
The Wyndham Werewolves and Queen Betsy series meet in this story. Antonia is a werewolf who doesn't change into a wolf, but as a consolation prize, she gets to have headaches and see the future. We first met her when she sent Derik to save the world in Derik's Bane. Antonia travels to Minneapolis because a vision told her she'd get something she wants if she went and helped out Betsy. There, she joins up with Betsy, Sinclair, Jessica, etc. And, oddly, falls in love with the fien
Judyth (Geeky Reading)
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
[Also available on my blog.]

I don’t really have a lot to say about this, so this is probably going to be a small review, but I did want to talk about this book.

Dead and Loving It is a collection of four short stories by MaryJanice Davidson, some from the Wyndham Werewolves series, and one of them from the Undead series. Now, I read the first three stories a while ago, and enjoyed all of them and read them rather quickly. My favorite was probably Santa Claws, a story in which a werewolf f
This book is book 5 in the Wyndham Werewolf series and book 4.5 in the Undead series. In this book, there are 4 different stories so I will try to separate them for you.

1. Santa Claws
Alec is a werewolf and he meets Giselle, who is a regular human. Alec is intrigued by Giselle right away, which makes Giselle a bit wary of him. There are quite a few funny moments in this book. Despite the shortness of it, it is a good story.

2. Monster Love
Richard (a vampire) meets Janet (a werewolf) and they sch
Oct 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

In this collection of four novellas, worlds collide when MaryJanice Davidson?s beloved Wyndham werewolves cross paths with vampires ruled by Undead Queen Betsy Taylor.

From Booklist

Davidson's fans will delight in this set of four fast-paced, lusty novellas featuring her Wyndham werewolves and vampires under the rule of Betsy Taylor, Queen of the Undead. "Santa Claws" is a tale of Europe's most powerful werewolf falling in love with a plump, bell-ringing Santa on a Boston street corner. "Monst

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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author and motivational speaker who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series and is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She writes a bi-weekly column for USA Today ("A Writer's Life") and lives in St. Paul with her family. You can reach her on Facebook and follow her on ...more

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