5Bat! Review: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe

February 13, 2012 Review 6


Dating the Undead Title: Dating the Undead
AuthorGena Showalter & Jill Monroe
Series: N/A
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Excerpt: No
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Julia

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin; December 27, 2011
  • ISBN-10: 0373892527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373892525

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Sexual Content:

References to sex.


Near Perfect – Buy two copies: one for you and one for a friend.


They’re drop-dead handsome— and we’re not kidding!

Welcome to the first and only guide devoted to loving the immortal man in all of his furry, feathery, fiery glory. Here is a forbidden-fruit salad of features, fiction, fashion, and more, including:

—Lipstick on His Collar Is your immortal just a little bit…immoral?

—Angel in the Kitchen Heavenly dishes that don’ take an eternity to prepare

—A Kiss is not just a Kiss Immortals we crave divulge their lip-smacking turn-ons

—Undead & Well-Read What’s hot between the covers this month

—A View from a Guy Zombie Jack’s turn

—Immorstrology Our indispensable guide to heavenly bodies




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DATING THE UNDEAD appeared out of the blue and had me laughing from the first moment when I opened the package.  A note-perfect parody of glamour magazines, every LG (living gal) with a zest for the paranormal will want to get their hands on a copy of DATING THE UNDEAD.


DATING THE UNDEAD has the look and feel of a high-end graphic novel and between the funny articles, parody advertisements, and excerpts of Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, my initial good impression just kept getting better.  As much a parody of fashion magazines as it is a celebration of Paranormal Romance, this book is beautifully executed.  From “Manscaping Your Manly Immortal” to my first taste of the Lords of the Underworld line up, DATING THE UNDEAD  had enough material to keep me entertained through several beach days and plane flights (or one long, cozy evening on the couch). 

When it comes to a series’ “bonus” material, graphics and execution are key to my enjoyment.  DATING THE UNDEAD certainly fits the bill on both of those accounts with gorgeous men, flashy magazine spreads, and quizzes to help me find that perfect immortal (or pampering recipes to help me get over him).  Funny, interesting, and a visual treat, every LG should have a copy of DATING THE UNDEAD tucked into her beach bag for spring.

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6 Responses to “5Bat! Review: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe”

  1. Julia

    My only complaint is how thick it was, my OCD-reading habits didn't want to crease the spine but at the same time I wanted it to lay flat like a magazine. Gah, brain freeze!

  2. Julia

    This is definitely a fun one to have on the shelf, I'm filing it next to my Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs graphic novels.