Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Accidentally Dead-Dakota Cassidy

Accidentally Dead
Dakota Cassidy
Berkley, Jul 2008, $14.00
ISBN: 9780425221594

Following the recent conversion of her Buffalo friend Marty Andrews into THE ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF, Hackensack dental assistant Nina Blackman knows there are some strange things out there. She just never expected someone’s overbite to cause her a problem of sorts at the office. While prepping the patient Gregori “Greg” Statleon for dentist Dr. Berkenstein, under anesthesia he accidentally bit her and turned her into an undead. Marty and their third pal Wanda rush to Hackensack to help their friend fang face who thinks at least she does not have tail issues.

She is his first (and he prays Last) conversion. He is chagrined and unable to take back his bite, but irate Nina’s acerbic diatribe accompanied by her two friends leaves him feel as if “Snaggletooth” took two pints of blood from him. Greg swears he will mentor her on all things vampiric while her pals offer support. However, the dentist with suddenly large canines wants to revert back to human although she would not mind snacking on Greg.

The sequel to amusing THE ACCIDENTAL WEREWOLF is an enjoyable humorous satire that takes a bite out of the vampire romance sub-genre. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the woman from the Bronx calls her recently changed Lycan friend to shuffle from Buffalo to Jersey as she now has a biting problem. Fans will appreciate the non stop hilarity as Nina rips skin with her tongue from everyone even while she and Greg fall in undead love.

Harriet Klausner

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