Undead and Undermined: A Queen Betsy Novel
There’s no warrantly in lifestyles.
Or for that topic, demise…
Vampire queen Betsy Taylor has awoken in a Chicago morgue, bare as a corpse. Her final reminiscence is reconciling together with her husband, Eric Sinclair, after a time-traveling box journey to hell (literally) together with her sister, Laura. Now, she’s Jane Doe #291, wrapped in plastic with a toe tag. Betsy can’t support yet ask yourself, what in hell occurred?
For starters, she and Laura didn’t time-travel on my own. What them had a depraved time table: to kill Betsy in a time while she used to be younger and weak and finish her destiny reign as queen. yet it’s not only Betsy’s destiny that’s taken an unforeseen detour. everybody in her circle, alive or undead, is feeling the chilliness. Betsy can’t allow the unthinkable take place. it'd be a chilly day in hell if she did.
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