It Happened One Bite (Regency Vampyre Trilogy #1)
He's lost, trapped, doomed for all eternity...
Rich, titled, and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence-trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably...
Unless he can persuade her to set him free...
The romance takes center stage, while the paranormal world of witches and vampyres (that's how it's spelled here) is created around them. Honestly, witches interest me much more than vampyres, so I was more interested in Blaire's powers and mythology than James'. Vampyres just have that ick factor that I can't ge...more
I discovered this book after my good friend; Dee was reading it and was totally raving about it. This is the first is a new series for Lydia Dare, with two more exciting books due out this year.
The first surprise is that it is set in the Regency era. Our heroine is Blaire Lindsay - a witch. Our hero is, James Maitland Lord Kettering, who is a delicious Vampire. James has just been woken up from a 20 year long. When Blair discovers James she releases him from his prison only to figure out that h...more
A coven of witches causes a vampyre to be unconscious and imprisoned in a castle basement for twenty years. Twenty years later these witches have died and their daughters are the new coven. One of the daughters Blaire accidentally finds the vampyre and sets him free without knowing any details. Apparently the mother thought this vampyre would be a danger to Blaire and others. Now Blai...more
Blaire Lindsay is convinced by her brother, Aiden to travel to Briarcraig Castle. They inherited the castle. Once Blaire and her brothers, Aiden and Brannock arrive, Blaire is already wanting to turn back. Blaire does feel a strong connection to the castle. It...more
I liked the werewolf books by Lydia Dare and I was curious about the vampire series and reading more about the witches. I never thought it, but I ended up liking this book even more than previous books.
In this book is Blaire's turn to find love. She can fight like a man, and she is not a lady even though her brother wants it. For that I did like Blaire, she was herself, she was strong and she was not about to let a man tell her what to do. Then there is James, the hero of the book, a...more
Blaire's brother Aiden has inherited a castle after their mother passes away. He's excited to get to said castle, whereas Blaire is not so thrilled. But, her and their little brother Brannock head of to Aiden's inheritance and find that's it's pretty rundown and needs a lot of work. But they also find that it has a bit of a surprise, a man who has somehow gotten himself locked in the cellar. The more Blaire is around this man, James, the less she finds sh...more
I absolutely love anything Regency, and when I read the summary for 'It Happened One Bite' I was very much looking forward to getting stuck into this Regency vampire tale.
The story opens with our heroine, Blaire's Mum casting a spell on the hero, James. A vision has forewarned that he will be a danger to her daughter and so like any good Mum she and her coven puts James into a cursed sleep.
Twenty years later, Blair is all grown up and after discovering a sleepi...more
James Maitland, Lord Kettering, has been in a magically-induced sleep for 20 years, in the bowels of the castle. The last thing he remembers is being surrounded by a group of five witches... When Blaire gets to the castle, Kettering stirs. He doesn't know how long he's been asleep, where he is, or why he woke...more
Here's my problem: I keep coming across books that are border line young adult. This is one of them. I like YA books ... but I picked up this book for specific reasons that would not categorize it as YA. If not for a few key words and a few years age difference, this could be considered YA. Every one seemed a little too immature for me.
Like I said ... this is...more
This was just sort of meh. Not terrible...not good.
A lot of the story rested on some sort of a back story that wasn't explained, but honestly, I didn't care enough to be annoyed with all of the holes.
And as long as I'm being honest, I have to admit that I skimmed large hunks of it. Especially toward the end.
It was a nice blend between history, the supernatural and love. (Where can I go to get myself a man like James? Seriously, he's on fire.)
I loved Blaire's personality as well as James'. Her attitude and way of thinking and his darkness kind of got to me.
Side characters such as Sorcha and Aiden were quite entertaining.
The annoying "i-want-to-wipe-that-smile-of-her-face" Sarah, made for a good "i-hate-your-guts" enemy. And Trevelyan (poor guy) definitely had my tear...more
James Maitland, Lord Kettering, has finally been freed and wants revenge against the witches that had imprisoned him. Finding just the very feisty battle-born witch, he finds that he wants more than anything...more
Another entertaining read from Lydia Dare. As you can see from the past few entries I have been on a Lydia Dare kick. Part of it has to deal with her new release in about a week, so I have been re-reading majority of her books. With that said, I bring you It Happened One Bite and what I thought of the book.
Fiona Macleod (Caitrin's mother) always thought that keeping the coven pure was the most important thing. However, she went a little too far with...more
Where I have previously raved over Lydia Dare's lycans, I have now come to the conclusion that it do...more
Blaire and her brothers are at Briarcraig Castle after they find out that Blaire’s brother, Aiden, has inherited it. Not only do they find a place that Blaire didn’t even know existed (but has been in her...more
The independent heroine is Blaire Lindsay. She is strong and not one to mess with. I loved Bla...more
นับแล้วถือเป็นเล่มแรกในชุด Regency Vampyres นะคะ แต่ตามเรื่องราวความเกี่ยวข้องถือเป็นเล่มห้าที่ในชุดที่เริ่มต้นจาก A Certain Wolfish Charm
แบลร์ ลินเซย์เดินทางไปยังปราสาทอันเป็นมรดกของตระกูลที่อยู่ลึกเข้าไปในที่ราบสูงของสก๊อตแลนด์ ปราสาทแห่งนี้เป็นมรดกตกทอดจากมารดามาสู่พี่ชายคนโตของเธอ หากแต่ทุกคนในครอบครัวกลับไม่เคยรู้ถึงการมีอยู่ของมันเลยด้วยซ้ำ และถ้าไม่ใช่เพราะไอแดนพี่ชายขอร้องให้เธอเดินทางไปเป็นเพื่อน แบลร์ก็คงจะไม่ทิ้งเอดินเบิร์ค เมืองที่เธออาศัยอยู่มาตล...more
James Maitland, Barron Kettering, is in a pickle. Captured and imprisoned by a coven of witches, he is doomed to an endless sleep until Blaire Lindsey arrives to awaken him from his slumber. A battle-born witch, Blaire has no idea of the danger nor the passion she will face by awakening the prisoner in Briarcraig castle...
Series Note: this series is a continuation of the Westfield Wolves and should be read after The Taming of the Wolf but before The Wolf...more
Paranormal Romance -March 1st, 2011
In the latest in her paranormal series the author makes a huge switch. Instead of featuring a hero who is a werewolf or Lycan, this hero is a vampire. It looks to be part of a new vampire series. And I can’t wait for the author to write more sexy vampire heroes in upcoming books, too!
Blaire is a Scottish witch who can conjure deadly fire balls. She does not want to marry; she has her coven of sisters for company and real...more