It Happened One Bite (Regency Vampyre Trilogy, #1)
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It Happened One Bite (Regency Vampyre Trilogy #1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  1,007 ratings  ·  100 reviews

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...
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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There aren't very many historical paranormal romances, so I try to check them out when I see them. This one is really well done and lot sweeter than modern day paranormals in my opinion.

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
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

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
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. Nothing creative or different. I felt like it was a copy of all the other stuff out there.

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
Years ago, vampyre, Lord Kettering James Maitland was put under a spell but five witches. When James awakes, he finds himself locked up in a dusty basement. James has been just bidding his time until he is released and can get his revenge.

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
Blodeuedd Finland
My thoughts:

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
This was my first book from Lydia Dare and I found it an enjoyable read with just the right amount of steaminess for me. Blaire was a take no prisoners warrior witch who could create fireballs out of thin air and who rarely backs down from a threat. James was an endearing character as well but I really felt like his maker and good friend, Blodswell, stole the show for me. He was charming, witty and just the perfect amount of angst and gentleman wrapped up in one delicious package. I honestly can...more
When her brother drags her along to visit the remote Scottish castle he's inherited, warrior witch Blare discovers that her deceased mother didn't pass on all of her secrets. For Blaire starts discovering clues that the castle should have been her birthright as well as an English man who - judging from the dust and era of his clothing - has been ensorcelled and imprisoned there for several decades apparently for crimes the seer of Blaire's mother's coven saw that he would commit sometime in the...more
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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
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Reviewed by Jo for Book Chick City.

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
Lover of Romance
When Blaine's brother is insistent on going to a estate that he has inherited, he brings her along, even though leaving Edinburgh is the last thing she wants to do. When they arrive, she and her brother are shocked when they discover its a abandoned castle. As they start to settle in, Blaine hears noises and a man's voice, but she doesn't know if its real and if its a ghost or not. James Maitland, Lord Kettering, was tricked twenty years previous when trying to feed on a young woman, and was the...more
Christine Morehouse
It Happened One Bite is the brand spanking new potently powerful paranormal romance by paranormal romance author, Lydia Dare published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 1, 2011. Rich, titled and undead, gentleman James, Maitland, Lord Kettering has been in a cursed sleep, tucked away in Briarcraig Castle in Scotland for the past twenty years by a coven of witches. Doomed to a life of a cold and a lonely existence by a powerful Coig until the feisty and fiery witch, Blaire Lindsey walks into hi...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
Blaire Lindsay is a witch - one of a coven of five powerful Scottish witches. Her brother has inherited Briarcraig Castle, so she must go with him to inspect it and see if it is hospitable.

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
I was more enamored by the evil guys story by the end of the book rather than the hero and heroine's story. It all has potential though.

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
2.5 stars

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.
Michelle the Romance Witch
A very interesting story, historical, paranormal and heartwarming. Lots of funny little twists and turns, passion, and subtle heat. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
TO much back and forth, I'm brave, I'm not. I want him, I don't, and on and on. All in all it was a pretty good story, but I will not be reading the rest.
Ashley Loos
Ms. Dare takes a break from her Lycans to bring her readers a story of one of the still single witches we met in Tall, Dark and Wolfish. Blaire and her family travel to the highlands after finding out the her brother has inherited a castle. James wakes from an enchanted sleep once the family arrives and what follows is a sorry of excitement, danger, and love. But will James and Blaire let the past cloud their future or will they embrace the love they have both found? A great story that brings ba...more
I am glad i picked up this book.
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
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Jul 29, 2011 Mara rated it 2 of 5 stars
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Off a star for the "saving" ending. If you love a vamp, keep it such.
Tonya Warner
Blaire Lindsay has always been ready for battle. Centuries of training has been passed down, mother to daughter, for the protection of the coven. Finding out there is a very handsome vampire that has been imprisoned in her mother's castle, that takes more than being battle ready to deal with.

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
Michelle (Michelle&Leslie's Book Picks)
The story set in the Regency era in which our heroine, Blaire Lindsey, was a witch and our hero, James Maitland, Lord Kettering was a vampire who had just woken up from a cursed sleep. I really enjoyed the characters in It Happened One Bite. Blaire was a battle-born witch and she was smart, strong-willed, brave and fiercely independent. If Blaire wasn't your typical Regency lady, James was also not your typical vampire either. He was a gentleman vamp in the truest sense: he didn't go running aro...more
Melody May
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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
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
This is the first book in Lydia Dare's new Gentleman Vampire series, with two more books due out later this year. What I found interesting about this series though, is that you meet some of the coven of witches in it from her Westfield Wolves series (A Certain Wolfish Charm, Tall Dark and Wolfish, The Wolf Next Door, and The Taming of the Wolf.)Two of which I have previously reviewed and enjoyed.

Where I have previously raved over Lydia Dare's lycans, I have now come to the conclusion that it do...more
Kathleen Kelly
Witches, vampyres, the Highlands of Scotland, sexy men and a feisty heroine... what more could you want out of a paranormal, romantic story? Not much more. This book is a very sensual read about a vampyre, James, who has been interred for a very long time by a coven of witches. His goal is to find a ring that is special to him for various reasons and he needs to find the witches that put him in the cellar of the castle or their descendantsso he can continue with his life. The problem is, he has...more
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One night James Maitland is surrounded by a coven of witches who then seemed to put a spell on him. He’s pretty shocked when he awakens and finds himself in the Highlands…twenty years later. He’s also shocked to find himself attracted in a big way to a coven witch by the name of Blaire Lindsay.

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
Amy Jacobs
After gushing about the previous books by this author, I was already hooked with Lycans. Now the author ventured into the vampire realm and gave me even more story to gush about! Seriously, this author can write about anything and I will not only buy the book, but devour it as soon as bring it home. I received this book for review, but I already plan on purchasing a final copy to add to my keeper shelf.

The independent heroine is Blaire Lindsay. She is strong and not one to mess with. I loved Bla...more
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It Happened One Bite ของลิเดีย แดร์

นับแล้วถือเป็นเล่มแรกในชุด Regency Vampyres นะคะ แต่ตามเรื่องราวความเกี่ยวข้องถือเป็นเล่มห้าที่ในชุดที่เริ่มต้นจาก A Certain Wolfish Charm

แบลร์ ลินเซย์เดินทางไปยังปราสาทอันเป็นมรดกของตระกูลที่อยู่ลึกเข้าไปในที่ราบสูงของสก๊อตแลนด์ ปราสาทแห่งนี้เป็นมรดกตกทอดจากมารดามาสู่พี่ชายคนโตของเธอ หากแต่ทุกคนในครอบครัวกลับไม่เคยรู้ถึงการมีอยู่ของมันเลยด้วยซ้ำ และถ้าไม่ใช่เพราะไอแดนพี่ชายขอร้องให้เธอเดินทางไปเป็นเพื่อน แบลร์ก็คงจะไม่ทิ้งเอดินเบิร์ค เมืองที่เธออาศัยอยู่มาตล...more
It Happened One Bite
3 Stars

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
It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare
Paranormal Romance -March 1st, 2011
4 stars

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
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