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Bite (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #8.5)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  14,539 Ratings  ·  408 Reviews
Feel the Touch of Darkness. . .

Follow a vampire who can be as deadly as her prey. Meet a down home southern girl who's found out, much to her chagrin, that vampires are her type. Feel the euphoria of fear in the shadow of a reluctant Queen of the Undead. Step closer to the hot-blooded edge of passion as a strange new mythology of the night is unveiled.

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Mass Market Paperback, 297 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by Jove
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Jun 24, 2007 Korynn rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who are into vampire sex
Shelves: romance
This book is about vampires and sex - it's definitely not an example of good short story structure.
The first story is an Anita Blake story, something I have never experienced before.Basically it started out with an interesting premise - a girl who is about to lose her leg who wants to become a vampire so as to save it. But then abandons this plot entirely so as to focus on the more important issue, that Anita Blake is involved with two incredibly hot guys but she hasn't had sex in, like, foreve
Apr 06, 2008 Cherie rated it liked it
Since I’ve been reading the stories from this book in between other full-length reads, I should’ve been making notes on each story as I went along. That said, today I just read the Laurell K. Hamilton contribution, which was pretty short, only 30 pages, and previously, a couple of weeks ago, I read the Charlaine Harris and MaryJanice Davidson stories.

The Girl Who Was Infatuated With Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
Unlike her contributions in other anthologies, this was actually an original short sto
Feb 22, 2012 Emily rated it liked it
“Biting in Plain Sight”
A vampire veterinarian, Dr Sophie Trudeau, from Embarrass, MN notices that another vampire is killing young women and decides to enlist the help of Queen Betsy to stop him. Meanwhile, local farmer Liam has been getting up the courage to confess his attraction to Sophie and insists on accompanying her.
I liked that the town basically knew Sophie was a vampire, but didn’t give her trouble about it because she’s a good vet. Liam was cute, if a little heavy-handed and alpha. Be
A short story in another series I love. This story is in the books Bite, and Strange Candy, it takes place in between the books Blue Moon and Obsidian Butterfly in the Anita Blake series. I have to say this is one of my favorite short stories by Laurell K. Hamilton, she makes you really understand the girl the story revolves around. I highly recommend reading this if you're a fan of the series.

Merged review:

I seem to be reading a lot of short stories lately since that's all I can find time to r
The MaryJanice Davidson book is great; it was fun to read a story about another character in the Betsy the Vampire Queen world. I really liked the Angela Knight story and went on to read the rest of the series. Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake story is good, but I'd read it before so it was hard to judge. The Vickie Taylor story didn't do it for me. The Charlaine Harris story was intriguing and made me look forward to the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series even more than I already was.
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Jul 14, 2009 Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) rated it really liked it
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Dec 02, 2008 Sbuchler rated it it was ok
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Vampire Fantasy/Romance

None of the five short stories really stood out to me. It wasn't an awful read, but I'm not likly to read it again. My favorite was the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse story, _One Word Answer_ - mostly because of the charm inherent in the tone and characters of those novels. I initially bought the book because of that story and was disappointed in it, having just read all the Sookie novels... but I think I judged it harshly just because it wasn't as
Oct 25, 2010 Amber rated it it was ok
If you follow the Sookie Stackhouse series, there may come a time where you felt that Harris forgot to tell you some crucial information and feel completely in the dark as to how Sookie got there and why. If you were like me, you reread several pages and realized it was a bad editing job and not my spacing out as I read. Well, I found those missing pages. Its called her "short story", which has nothing to do with "Dark Seduction", the short-story anthology's theme, but is in fact a cheap attempt ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Bite contains five short stories. I rated them individually below and gave the overall book the rating of the majority of stars.

The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death by Laurell K. Hamilton - 3 stars
One Word Answer by Charlaine Harris- 3 stars
Biting in Plain Sight by MaryJanice Davidson- 2 stars
Galahad by Angela Knight - 2 stars
Blood Lust by Vickie Taylor - 3 stars

Jul 05, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok
The only story I read of this was the Sookie Stackhouse short story! It was just ok, however I will admit that I'm not a fan of anthologies or short stories. I don't feel like the story lines ever develop enough or something. I am glad that I read it tho, cause I will always read all Sookie books.
Jane Doe
Angela Knight Galahad- 2 stars

"This was like being trapped in an erotic version of Jaws." In no universe is Jaws erotic!
Truebond- seriously I don't think I want to feel what and how my partner felt doing a bunch of other women. Yuck (unless of course I was there at the time;~0)
Cheryl aka Pashion
Feb 24, 2011 Cheryl aka Pashion rated it really liked it
Some stories better than others, but I Think I have found a few more authors to read!
Sammy Loves Books
Nov 28, 2012 Sammy Loves Books rated it liked it
Shelves: novella, library-book
This is a compilation of short stories. I only read One Word Answer from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Great background on the death of Hadley.
Dorothy Anne
Again just the Undead novella, Biting something. A bit better than the first novella. But still not my thing.
Oct 26, 2008 Jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthologies, 2009
I normally don't enjoy anthologies, but this one was very entertainig. It had a story from Anita Blake, Sookie Stackhouse and from Queen Betsy as well. This was a really great one.
Oct 22, 2013 Chantel rated it it was ok
Not all the stories in this book were great. The only author that I had read previously was Charlaine Harris so I can't attest to how they fit in with their respective series. If you don't read any of these authors and don't care for vampire/sci-fi/romance novels, skip it....they were just too sci-fi/fantasy/romance and not good character development.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON - The Girl Who Was Infatuated by Death - Is about a mother who wants Anita to help her find her daughter who is infatuated with
Mar 12, 2017 Melanie marked it as to-read-anthologies
Charlaine Harris-"One Word Answer" (Sookie Stackhouse)
Jul 17, 2014 Shinyfox rated it it was ok
1st Story - Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake, hoo boy I didn't think you could make me shake my head more in a short story than you do in a full novel. She knows the danger of sleeping with Jean-Claude and/or Richard yet in this one she pushes the stakes and teases Jean-Claude into some ooey gooey chocolate frosting foreplay. She knows she shouldn't be around him but Stubborn, Arrogant Anita Blake just can't help it because hoo boy that vamp is just too hot. *sigh* The short story had an interesti
Lilith Arcane
Apr 30, 2016 Lilith Arcane rated it really liked it
The Girl Who Was Infatuated With Death
This takes place within the Anita Blake series which I haven’t read (but will in the future). I liked the set up; girl who’s going to lose her leg wants to become a vampire instead (hey I would have felt the same not only as a teen but nowadays too, not that there’s anything shameful or bad about disability but if you have a leg you’d rather not lose it). Unfortunately it quickly delves into Anita’s love life and absolutely abandons the quite interesting plo
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Jan 10, 2011 iamjenai rated it really liked it
Bite is a collection of 5 short stories, (1) The Girl Who Was infatuated With Death by Laurell K. Hamilton, (2) One Word Answer by Charlaine Harris, (3) Biting In Plain Sight by Mary Janice Davidson, (4) Galahad by Angela Knight and (5) Blood Lust by Vickie Taylor.

The first one is an Anita Blake short story which happened in between Blue Moon (read my review here) and Obsidian Butterfly. The story is about a girI who is suffering from bone cancer. Her mother found out that she had asked a vampi
After reading all the stories in this volume I am giving it an average score of 4.6 stars for all. Each story was very different from the other and while I liked some better than others I was still kept entertained by them all. The stories are all supposed to be based around vampires and lust, but only a few actually hit upon the lust.

'The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death' is an Anita Blake short that takes place between Blue Moon and Obsidian Butterfly, which means Anita is still fighting he
Kathy Davie
Aug 30, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
First read Oct 18, 2009.

"Girl Who was Infatuated with Death" (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, 8.5)
"One Word Answer" (Sookie Stackhouse, 5.25 (GR says it's 4.3))
"Biting in Plain Sight" (Queen Betsy, early in the series)
"Galahad" (Mageverse, 2.5)

An anthology of vampire stories ranging from the erotic to the careful.

Laurell K. Hamilton's Girl Who was Infatuated with Death is the case of an underage girl lying her way into being turned into a vampire. With time of the essence, Anita has to conta
Kimberly Ann
Jan 15, 2016 Kimberly Ann rated it really liked it
Oh my, oh my, oh my.....

I normally do not like romance, but this is erotica, romance and vampires (not demons).

"The Girl Who Was Infatuated w/ Death" by Laurel K. Hamilton

Ms. Blake is a vampire hunter, she is in search of a murdering vampire, but is in need of help from Jean-Claude (a super hottie whom she is connected to). together they hunt the blood sucking murdering butcher.... w/ Ms. Blake fighting her lust for Jean-Clause the entire time.

"One Word Answer" by Charlaine Harris

This I have re
Apr 08, 2009 A.M. rated it it was ok
Being a big Charlaine Harris fan and a moderate LK Hamilton one, I'd been meaning to buy this book for a while. I'm going to copy Cherie's review style and break it down into the individual stories:

The Girl Who Was Infatuated With Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
This was a relatively short story which takes places between Books 8 and 9 of the Anita Blake series. While I'm not one to complain about a little more Jean-Claude, I found this story to have the feel more of an opening chapter than a story
Sep 26, 2010 Nora added it
Shelves: vampires
One Word Answer by Charlaine Harris:

This is somehow the prologue to Definitely Dead and it is confusing and somewhat annoying to read Definitely Dead without having read this short story first. Apart from that I would say this short story sucks. And if you have already read Definitely Dead do not bother to catch up on this story, there is no new information (or pleasure) to gain.

You can see in my reviews that I adore the Sookie Stackhouse series and this short story could have been a good chapte
Jan 15, 2010 Eva rated it liked it
I have read both the Anita Blake short story as well as the Sookie short story. There are 3 others in the book and am looking forward to the MaryJanice (Queen Betsy) story, but I am not familiar with the other 2 authors.

Opinions: Anita Blake's short story: La la loved it! ♥♥ This is set prior to Anita becoming overly sexually obsessed and it reminded me how much I adore Larrell's writing style. She definitely has a wonderful way of weaving a story and getting you hooked very quickly. I give the
Aug 02, 2010 Apple rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampies, ibooks
I picked up this book (more like downloaded the iBook) because, after reading user-reviews of the next book on my list of Sookie Stackhouse novels, the Charlaine Harris short story "One Word Answer" is the prequel that helps clarify some things in the series.
The story is just as I thought it would be. I like the character of Bubba so I was glad that he was in it. Since I'm familiar with the characters - also, this story takes places in between books 5 and 6 - so it wasn't a problem understanding
Jan 23, 2016 Roberta rated it it was amazing
Death & Blood

The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death: questo breve spin-off, se così si può chiamare, mi è piaciuto davvero tanto, perchè è incentrato sulla mia coppia preferita: Anita & Jean-Claude.
C'è anche un'indagine in corso, ma praticamente occupa solo le prime 8 pagine, e poi sparisce completamente.
In queste poche pagine viene fuori cosa prova Jean-Claude da quando Anita si è allontanata da lui: dolore.
E Anita lo capisce, le dispiace, ci va a letto, e poi, come sa chi ha letto Obsi
May 27, 2009 Nozomi rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampire, sold
I feel gipped. Hamilton's and Harris' stories each were 1/8 of the anthology, while the other three were 1/4. There's less quality overall. Not to mention, many typographical errors.

Hamilton's The Girl Who Was Infactuated with Death comes after Blue Moon, which I hadn't read yet, but nothing was spoiled, and the story was still fairly good. The only thing I saw that was new was the lack of Anita Blake's strong resistance to Jean-Claude--but like I said, I hadn't read the book it comes after nor
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Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis ...more
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