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Love Bleeds (Only After Dark #1)

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There’s no such thing as vampires…
Straight-laced Katarina Renót is well educated, logical and doesn’t believe vampires truly exist. But when a well deserved holiday in Europe turns into a torrid game of cat and mouse with a handsome stranger and her best friend is exhibiting signs of being allergic to daylight-Kat doesn’t think her life can get any stranger.
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Published March 6th 2011
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Ollie
Review by Ollie For bittenbyparanormalromance

When I read the synopsis that this book is about vampires playing in a rock band wearing black leather pants and speaking with a British accent I was excited to read it. I couldn't wait to read all the enticing details that this image conjured up in my mind. Though I enjoyed the premise of the book and the whole rock and roll thing I felt at times something was missing.

I loved how the author described some of the vampires and mortal males in the stor...more
Donna
When I first read the description of this book I knew I had to read it. As a vampire story lover it was just calling out to be read. I recommend it to any vampire lover out there.

This is the first story by Maggie that I have read. It was well written and the story moved along at a fast pace. At times I did think it moved along a little too fast but it definitely did not drag out, which I really liked.

I loved Kat and Joe and Nina and Phillip. I thought they were great characters. Well developed a...more
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Love Bleeds was a smexy, steamy read. I don’t usually read erotica because I find myself wondering where the plot went. And while I like smex just as much as the next lady, I need plot more. However, I enjoyed Love Bleeds’ blend of steamy romance and good action.

Kat and Nina are the two main females in the book. Nina, whose personality is pretty great upfront, is a believer of vampires, while Kat, level-headed and st...more
Book Chatter-Cath
I wanted to read this book because of a review it got....a bad one.
Thats right. I wanted to read a book that got a 1 star rating.
Why? you ask.
Well, the reviewer tore into the characters, pointed out their flaws, and generally said that other than the sex the book wasn't worth the read.
So I was intrigued.
But the clincher, the reason that I HAD to read this book was the author, Maggie James.
Even though she had just received a bad review she very calmly and graciously thanked the reviewer in the...more
Nicki Markus
This was a fairly pleasant read and I enjoyed the fact that the setting was different from some other vampire books I have read lately, even though the sense of place didn't come across as strongly as I would have liked. On the whole, I found the plot captured my attention and I wanted to know how things would work out for the characters.

The characters themselves were OK, if a little stereotypical. Joe was suitably brooding as the male lead, as most male vampires seem to be these days. Katarina...more
Deandre
omg when i read this book i actually felt like Katarina the ways she felt about him was so sweet maggie did a great job with this book she really did love it
Katrina
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Kat and Nina travel to Dublin on vacation. One night they happen into a club where a band is playing. Joseph, the club’s owner, and lead singer along with Philip, the band’s guitarist sees the women and are instantly attracted. Joseph and Philip are both vampires, Philip the younger of the two struggles to cope with his bloodlust. Nina might just be the exact thing to help him cope. Joseph’s past catches up with him and put the others at risk.

I will start this with Kat and Nina. Kat starts out a...more
Sofia Grey
Love Bleeds (Only After Dark #1) by Maggie James

This book, on paper, ticked some major boxes for me.
Rock stars – check
Vampires – check
Hot sex – check

I skimmed through the reviews on Amazon, figured it was a new author and worth splashing out the $5.99 Kindle price tag. Mistake.

The book has a sound premise, a bunch of potential characters for a series and… that’s about it. I’m always keen to support and encourage new writers, but I really struggled with this. It’s a great example of how fiction...more
Amy
MY THOUGHTS: What can I say about this book?!!! It is so HOTTTT!!! I loved it! Couldn't put it down until I finished it and cannot wait for the next one in the series! This book is a perfect combination of rock 'n roll, vampires, lust, and action! The story takes you through Kat and Joe's rocky relationship and eventually giving into their lust and falling head over hills in love. Along the road, Kat has to deal with her best friend falling for a vampire, groupies trying to get her man, and an e...more
VampireRomanceBooks ThatsErotica
Love Bleeds, the first book in the Only After Dark series, is an alluring story of family, passion, danger, and rock ‘n’ roll. With a band made up of vampires and humans playing seductively, sexy music, (think Steward Townsend in Queen of the Damned singing love songs - YUM!) James takes the vampire romance genre in a completely different direction with this story. These powerful and sexy vampires live along side human band mates acting as a family unit. Sure the vampires are more powerful and c...more
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Kat and Nina's vacation turns down a dark path as Nina becomes entranced with a guitarist they saw playing at a local club. Nina's strange addiction throws Kat together with the handsome lead singer, Joe.

In the house of the band, Kat can't ignore her feelings.
Can Kat resist the lure of Joe before it leads her to a path filled with blood and death? Or will love override it all and make her fight by Joe's side?

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What a book!

Maggie James paints such a vivid picture I felt like I...more
Maggie James
May 16, 2011 Maggie James rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm forwarding this review from "Coffee Time Romance"..it was posted on their blog May 14, 2011. Just in case you want to stop by and take a look--here's the link- http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Book... is NOT my personal review!! But I was so thrilled that I wanted to share it with all of you!
Many thanks to Cherokee for such an awesome review!!

LOVE BLEEDS
Only After Dark Series, Book One
MAGGIE JAMES
ISBN#: 0012187399
March 2011
Smashwords Edition
www.smashwords.com
E-book
$4.99
309 pages
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Melissa
What a sexy read this was! I love the originality of this story. A hot man in leather pants and an accent Sign me up! The world/setting of the book rocked. Pace was good. The plot and storyline I can really see a series in the works. Has to! However I did had a little confusion and hard time reading some parts of the book. Characters could use a little more developing. The Writing style could be a little more clear as to who the main character is in some spots. But over all I would recommend tha...more
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