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A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  32,403 Ratings  ·  1,314 Reviews
That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert - he's the main course!

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of especially annoying quirk for a va

MP3 CD, Unabridged, 10 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2005)
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Alex You could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won't get all the references made about the books before it. I myself…moreYou could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won't get all the references made about the books before it. I myself accidentally read the last one and that became interested in reading the rest.(less)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This was a pretty good read for the first book in the series. A little slow, I started to get a little bored a few times but over all enjoyable.
June Junebug
- A few solid ideas (like the anemia thing in the beginning).
- Great opening.

- Cringe-worthy writing.
- Hasn't been proofread/edited enough; too many errors.
- Terrible at foreshadowing; Chekhov's gun much?
- Thesaurus abuse and neglect.
- Very little "showing" and too much "telling".
- After page 13, the story dipped.
- Poor character development and male protagonist is a moron.
- Too many useless minor characters.
- Story was as bland as the characters.
- Trying too hard.
- Obvious villain w
Lynsay Sands
Aug 27, 2012 Lynsay Sands added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I think I read this one a looong time ago. GRIN

Nov 26, 2010 Dina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story is marketed as being funny, light and cute. I prefer my PNR books to be on the dark and dangerous side, but I needed to read a "Q" book to finish the RRRC's A-Z Book Challenge and A Quick Bite was the only one I had on my TBR - for years, I might add - so I decided to finally give it a chance.

Lissianna Argeneau is a 202-year-old vampire who happens to be, gasp!, hemaphobic. That's not a good thing considering what she is. Concerned about her future, her mother Marguerite decides to gi
Lissianna Argeneau has hemaphobia, she faints at the sight of blood. It’s not the worst of phobias, you’d think, but Lissi is a vampire, so this phobia makes her life extremely difficult. Vampires don’t feed the old-fashioned way anymore, they use bagged blood. But Lissi can’t stand the sight of it, so she has to ‘feed off the hoof’. She hates the hunt, let alone the dangers of it. It’s not easy to find someone healthy to feed off, someone who is not on drugs or alcohol.

So when Lissianna finds
Jan 18, 2011 LibraryLass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, name-challenge
Loved this one. I have so many new series to read cos of developing a love for yet another romance genre, but I have to say this will be one of my favourite series if they are all the same as this.

It was a light refreshing read, with none of the 'usual' formula romance angst etc. Unlike other reviewers, I liked the concept of the vamps coming from Atlantis. I am completely new to this genre and it's all fantasy/paranormal/romance to me anyway, so if the book is entertaining and keeps me reading
Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
For PNR fans, this is $1.99 at Amazon (1-28-2015):

I can't do it. Maybe I'll try a re-read in the future, but I have too many books on my TBR list to force myself to get through this. If you are just getting into paranormal romance and "paranormal chick-lit," you might like it. I think I have just outgrown this kind of stuff for the most part. I need something a little more complicated than the typical formulaic romance story.
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
4.5 Quick Fun stars :)

A one-time read.Though I did throughly enjoy reading the book and its characters. Looking forward to reading the rest.
A Quick Bite is the first installment in Lynsay Sands's vampire paranormal romance series titled Argeneau. I had never read anything from this author or this series before and I have to admit the popularity and impressive ratings had me pretty excited. This book ended up just being OK for me. I never really felt engaged in the storyline or connected with any of the characters. It was too easy to put the book down while reading and I kind of had a "take it or leave it" outlook. I considered addin ...more
...and they all lived cheesily ever after...

Sigh, maybe it was because I kept putting off this series, maybe I was just on a book high from having really enjoyed the last 4 books, 3 of which were actually authors I'd never read before, or maybe it just wasn't a great book. I don't know. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I'd read the descriptions and reviews and it just didn't do it for me.

Lissianna Argeneau is a vampire with a serious phobia and at 200+ years old, she needs to get over i
Lynsay Sands is a great author and I think that's why she can get away with a book like this. 60% of the book is introduction to the characters that will get their own books. I know it is hard to introduce your own fantasy world but putting 15 family members in this book was way too much for me, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, one big happy vampire family.

I was extremely disappointed that the hero/heroine got very few minutes together without the family constantly interfering, I mean they walk
Summer Ann
I start this book thinking maybe it will be cute. The description of the book describes the main character Lissianna as a vampire with a tendency to faint at the site of blood. Silly, but not the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Dr. Gregory Hewitt is a psychiatrist who wakes up in Lissianna's bedroom tied up and she wants a bite. Interesting enough to be put on my to-be-read pile anyways.
So I start reading it. Lissianna comes from a family of vampires. Her parents, siblings, and friends a
Nov 18, 2015 CC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, pnr, series

This was kitschy. You have to be able to find humor in their unusual personalities. The heroine, in particular, will drive you crazy if you do not. It was like reading a sitcom or some slapstick comedy. I liked Lissiana, but not a lot. She was just a bit too detached for me. And a bit too naive (a nice way of saying frustratingly oblivious). I liked Greg, but did not love him. I had issues with his reactions to his "kidnappings" and did not always love being in his head. But overall I was entert
Anzu The Great Destroyer
First of all I didn’t like this book AT ALL. The story was utterly boring, the main characters were irritating and the rest of the secondary ones seemed like they were added just to take up some space in the book. The author tried (maybe too hard) to make everyone likeable but she didn’t succeed. The hero and heroine have no chemistry, and all the hot and sweaty scenes just left me cold.

More than once I thought of just deleting the damn book and picking on something better. I saw people compare
2.5 stars

Okay story. Really liked the romance, but the beginning was painfully repetitive and slow. Luciana had to be a pretty dim bulb to miss the identity of the bad guy! So frustrating.

Wouldn't really recommend the audio. I did enjoy the narrator's voice, but in parts the cadence seems so very slow. Also, I'm not sure what was up with some of the really long pauses out of the blue. ??

I did get this on sale on audible so I guess I can't really complain too much. :/
May 17, 2013 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a sweet little vampire read. A little different than any I've read before. Definitely a light and mildly amusing story, with a touching romance to keep you guessing just how this story would end.

The Argeneau's, are a very close knit Canadian family of vampires that huddle around each other worrying and caring for each other. The story starts out as the family is celebrating the two hundred and second birthday of Lissianna Argeneau. She is one of the younger siblings of the group, and s
Jan 28, 2009 Sara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan.
I know people will laugh when I say this, but it didn't feel very believable....I know, I know. It's a story about vampires, but they are trying to claim some advanced science from the time of Atlantis made these vampires. Huh? I understand that Atlantis was supposed to be advanced...for their time. To say that they had nanotechnology back in those days? Please! I am fine with vampires being supernatural. They are something you can't explain. When you get into the sci-fi reasoning, I
Dec 05, 2010 willaful rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bye
Seems like I never enjoy these as much as I think I will; I keep hoping for another The Accidental Vampire but no luck so far.

This started out pretty well, with psychologist Greg being kidnapped to be vampire Lissianna's "birthday gift" from her mom. Sands sacrifices character authenticity/plausibility to maintain a frothy, light feeling--Greg is way too mellow about being tied to the bed against his will, over and over again--but I was interested in the story. It all kind of petered out though,
What a fun read!

Lissi is a vampire with a strange condition, she faints at the sight of blood. This means that Lissi has to feed the old-fashioned way, "off the hoof," or straight from mortals, instead of feeding off bags of blood from the blood bank like good vampires are supposed to! So, for her birthday, her mom "kidnaps" a psychologist to cure her of her condition. When Lissianna sees Greg tied up on her bed, she things he might be a birthday present of the snacking kind and hilarious hijin
Mar 17, 2015 Inara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like funny vampire books
Lissianna Argeneau is a vampire with a problem. Every time she sees blood she faints. She has to feed "the old ways" by biting her victim and afterwards make him forget he ever saw her. But vampire council has decided to protect their race from discovery and feeding is only allowed with blood of special blood banks (execpt for emergency situations). Lissis familiy is very concerned about her hemaphobia and wants to help her. On her birthday her mother has the great idea to kidnap Dr. Greg Hewitt ...more
This book belongs to what I call a 'light PRN' shelf. It was smoothly written, with some potentially good ideas that could have made Quick Bite into a pretty decent read. Unfortunately the prospect has not been fully explored. Quick Bite has been, however, very popular among para fans, which, after having read it, leaves me more than puzzled.

What I did like about this book was the fact that it was filled with potentially (that word again)
hilarious ideas. If you think of a hemaphobic vampire, ps
Adi (Reading in the Windowseat)
When I first added this book to my shelves I thought, sure, give it a go - it looks funny, cute, original; maybe even thrilling.

I'd be happy to put a check to funny, to cute too; but as for it being original and thrilling... well, not so much.

The first book of the Argeneau series struck me as light, humourous, sweet, but not all that captivating. I'd say you should give it a go if you're after something relaxing, but if you want something thrilling, I'd recommend you leave it for another time.

Mar 07, 2010 Lili rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
A nice, light, humorous, quirky read about vampires.

A fresh take on the vampire genre, nothing too dark or angsty, and an interesting new view on vampire origins

The most "normal" people who just happen to be vampires, it was quite refreshing to read.

It never took itself too seriously, but some of the secondary characters that were mentioned, have made me curious, such as Lucien, Bastien and Thomas.

At the start, there were possibly too many characters introduced, it took me awhile to get them all
Jan 12, 2016 Kinga rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, romance
Been a while since I've read about vampires. Exclusively about vampires.

This is fun, friend/family filled and slow/hot romance.

The first half was a bit off. It seemed like a never ending let's tie up the mortal dude and forgot about him.
Then was the never ending interview as in question after question.
Then there was Lissi with her attitude of Oh they are going to maul his mind, should I care about him?

But overall, if you need a fast read with no angst, you might read it.
Jul 10, 2012 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist, favorites
In author Lynsay Sands first Argeneau book we meet Lissianna Argeneau and Dr. Gregory Hewitt

Lissianna is a vampire, well, kind of—she drinks blood but she also faints at the sight of it, making needing blood and getting it more tedious for her to say the least, unlike for other vampires now-a-day’s who do not bite people unless it is an emergency. This year for her birthday her mother has decided that she needs cured and so she gets her one—a psychologist that deals with phobias.

Dr. Gregory Hewi
Molly Haselhorst
Sep 20, 2011 Molly Haselhorst rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Age 200 Going on Twelve:

This was the most painful thing I've read in a while. Though the premise is interesting and the Partridge Family-esque nest of vampires a refreshing change from the broody loner stereotype, I had to force myself to finish the book. "A Quick Bite" is full of plodding exposition and 2-D characters who conveniently miss or ignore cues in order to move the simple plot towards its conclusion.

So little happens during the course of the book that the author fills the pages with
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
A bit slow for an Introductory book.


That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert—he's the main course!

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Shortly after I started reading I realised this wasn't going to be the best book in the world though there were a couple of good jokes, one of them involves a a snack's trousers being used to cover his inability to get it up -the dude was anaemic and was faking everything: fake tan, fake job, fake shoulders (i.e. shoulder pads); the other involves Lissiana, a vampire with haemaphobia (a fear of blood) who faints at the very sight of blood. When I thought about this I couldn't help ...more
Felicity Heaton
Okay, so I've read a later book in the series and it was good enough (borderline) to make me want to read the series from the start, but now I'm not so sure.

The story in A Quick Bite was very flat, the writing was childish and in DIRE need of a good editor and perhaps a few lessons in plotting and character creation, and I just couldn't get past the fact that a psychiatrist who was apparently a genius was acting completely idiotic about what sort of people he was suddenly kidnapped by, and acce
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 25 books)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
  • The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
  • Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
  • Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9)
  • The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1)
  • The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau #11; Rogue Hunter #2)

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