MaryJanice Davidson-the self-proclaimed "anti-Anne Rice"-is a USA Today best-selling author who has also cracked the extended New York Times list with her fresh and funny vampire novels. Starring vampire queen Betsy Taylor, the stories delve into an underworld where creatures of the night not only fear sunlight, but also pay their bills on time. Christmas is approaching, and since the holidays are a time for friends and family, Betsy takes stock of her situation. Her half-sister is the devil's daughter. She has an evil stepmother. A despicable creature lives in her basement. Most unsettling of all, she has a spring wedding to plan. But just when Betsy thinks she may not survive the holiday season, she has a pleasant thought-she's already dead.