It Happened One Bite (Paperback)
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Short Description for It Happened One Bite Chained to the dank prison wall of a crumbling Scottish castle, vampire James Maitland has definitely seen better lifetimes. But his hopes for the future-and freedom-soar when the castle's new owner arrives -
- Published: 25 March 2011
- Format: Paperback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781402245077 ISBN 10: 1402245076
- Sales rank: 68,490
Reviews for It Happened One Bite
My summary of the book - After finding out her brother has inherited a castle in the Highlands Blaire joins her brother on the visit and while there she finds James locked in the cellar. She releases him and soon they are at loggerheads as James is trying to find out who locked him in the cellar and Blaire won't explain anything as she also tries to find out who he is and why he was in the cellar. Soon the truth comes out but they have to fight an evil that will affect the rest of their lives.
Thoughts on the characters - Blaire is quite stubborn and tough after having to put up with a hard father and bringing up her younger brother. She certainly isn't a young lady that her older brother wants her to be. When she finds James she doesn't know what to do so she uses her witch powers to try to find out. As she tries to find out it causes tension between her and James. Blaire is also very protective as she tries everything she can to protect her family even leaving the one she loves so she can make sure her family is safe.
James can't believe what has happened to him and that he has lost 20 years being stuck in a cellar. When he meets Blaire as she discovers him in the cellar he can't believe that she doesn't know who he is or what happened to him. As he spends time with Blaire he starts to feel things that he never thought he would and he doesn't understand them. His powers don't seem to work on Blaire and it confuses him where he stands. Soon his own protective feelings come out when he realises that the worst evil is coming and he needs to protect Blaire and her family.
Thoughts on the writing style - After I reading this book and the other series by Lydia Dare I realised that the books are written by two people and I can safely say I never would have worked that out. The way they managed to both write the books is amazing as the book is seamless and you can't work out who wrote what.
Overall thoughts - Interesting read as its historical with paranormal thrown in. This makes it different from other historical's I have read as you got witches, vampires and lycans. I really enjoyed this book and loved the twist in the story which shows that true love can survive anything and also change lives forever. by Leanne Lingwood
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If I was going to make a choice to buy - or not buy- these books based on the covers alone I can guarantee that they would not have made into my house. I am not, or so I have thought, a romance, bodice-ripper kind of gal. Lately, however, I have come to realize that many of my beloved historical fiction books are considered to be 'romance' books by those who are in a position to 'know' these categorizing details. I suppose then that it should come as no surprise that a very enjoyable book could also lurk between these rather tawdry covers. These are covers that make me want to consider buying a cover so that others won't see what I am reading!
"It Happened One Bite" is an utterly delightful romp into a romantic land where regular folks can inter-marry and co-mingle with beautiful and handsome werewolfs (lycans) ,vampyers and witches. This paranormal romance series is a delight; a rollicking romp through a world of romantic possibilities where every one's 'gifts' are appreciated and considered worthy.
Beautiful witch Lindsey Blair's brother Aiden inherits a key to the family inheritance of Briarcraig Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Unbeknownst to Lindsey, this is the ancestral home of the "battle-born" witches. Lindsey's mother was a battle-born and Lindsey inherited the battle-born legacy from her. Lindsey had no knowledge about this family castle and found it odd that her mother had not passed down any information about it before her death. Lindsey has heard rumor that the castle is haunted and, as soon as she and brother's enter the old rooms they feel a strange force at work.
Lindsey's brothers, Aiden and Brannock, did not inherit the same witchy qualities as Lindsey has. They go about exploring the castle and the town; planning the cleaning and refurbishing of it and meeting and greeting some of the highland locals - even inviting two lovely young women and their father to dinner at the castle. No matter that the family does not, as yet, have a staff or operable kitchen. In the blink of a witches eye they're off to town to hire staff, a cook and supplies. In the meantime Lindsey has discovered a locked basement room and, more to the point, she has heard odd sounds coming from the room.
What follows this puzzling discovery is a delightful tale of witches, battling vampyres (male and female) and werewolves (lycans) - that can all, when the proverbial chips are down, work together for the greater good. A love story between the last of the great battle ground witches and her vampyre love, James, Lord Kettering! There is a lot of action, love, and interaction of the species contained in the pages of this book - all of it thoroughly delightful -dare I say spell binding !
This series and these authors make me smile - and I want to read more of their inventive, rollicking good tales. If you can get away from the cover this is a truly entertaining, delightful book to while away a couple of the hours. You can't help but find yourself totally bewitched by the fun and imagination of it all! by Marie Johansenunder review