One More Bite (Jaz Parks, #5)
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One More Bite (Jaz Parks #5)

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I've already killed the guy who was the pain in the CIA's butt for the past few years. But now, in the vacuum left by his death, a struggle for supremacy has begun. The CIA feels the balance must be maintained. So when a Valencian Were agent finds a plot to kill the Coven of Inverness' leader, me & my vampire boss, are drafted in.
Paperback, 312 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Orbit (first published December 15th 2008)
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AH
This installment of the Jaz Parks series finds Jaz, Vayl, Cole, Jack the dog, and Jaz’s father Albert on a “trip” to Scotland. Their mission: Attend Ghostcon at a creepy haunted castle, stay at an equally haunted but charming B&B, and find out who is Bea, the Medusa assassin. Of course, this isn’t the only mystery…

Cue the Scooby Doo theme music…

Come on, I couldn’t resist. Ghostcon? Haunted Castles? Scotland? Witches? Hidden identities? Did I mention that there were ghosts?

All kidding aside,...more
Natasha
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Seth
It would be pretty hard to top book 4 in the series (Bitten to Death) without breaking from the genre; One More Bite doesn't try. It stays firmly in the "good, fun romp" and advances the relationship(s) more than the characters, although we get a lot of very good info on the Eldhayr--the society of revenants she joined--and interact with one other than Raoul, her mentor/boss/whatever.

The story is convoluted, even compared to Bitten to Death; the team is protecting one enemy from an assassin so...more
Kt
Mar 17, 2011 Kt rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: hardcopy

Now that Samos is dead, those left standing are scrambling to gain power. Jaz and Vayl's bosses feel that the balance should be kept, so their latest assignment is to stop the assassination of one of the rising powers. Posing as a bunch of ghost hunters they set off to stop a very gifted female assassin with some nasty powers of her own. To make matters more complicated, Jaz's dad has somehow wormed his way into the mission and for the first time ever, Vayl was denied a request by the CIA. The f...more
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
First Read: JAN 25/2011

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It just keeps getting better! I adore Jaz and Vayl, they are incredibly hot together. Here's a bit of background on the mains and supporting cast.

Jasmine is a smart, sassy, short fused, emotionally disturbed, crazy CIA agent. She feels responsible for the loss of her old team, including her fiancé, and her sister-in-law and continues to punish herself by keeping the people in her life at an arm’s length. Jaz has a little sister named Evie and a twin brother named D...more
The Flooze
Ah, Ms. Rardin. You have finally delivered unto me an action-packed story with a plot that makes sense and characters that possess depth. And with One More Bite, my reading this series feels justified.

This book is filled with twists and discoveries that kept me reading well through the night. Jaz's menagerie of imaginary friends only interjected when necessary or for brief amusement, Vayl finally seemed more real, and Jaz is swiftly pulling herself out of the mists of denial. Having Albert alon...more
Yodamom
I love the characters in this book, all of them are so interesting. Not the best writing, nor the best story line, but the characters, they carry the book fantastically ! I could read it many times and not get enough. JR's novels just get better and better.
Fav Quote from book-""When I bite you, it'll be because I want to make your toes curl and your hair stand on end. And you won't need stitches afterward. You'll need crutches.""
Jaz, Vayl, Cole and her Jaz's father head off to the Scottish High...more
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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Morgan
This one was another that strayed from the group that had become the norm in the first three books, BUT it was much more enjoyable.

I think I just really like Cole. haha.

This book has a lot going for it.

1) We're in Scotland.
2) We're at a Ghost Lovers/Hunters Convention.
3) Cole's back.
4) Albert (Jaz's Dad) tags along.
5) Jack the dog!
6) Adored the Jaz/Vayl.
7) Loved the moments with Raoul and learning more about him and that whole aspect of Jaz's life.

I did miss Cassandra and Bergman, but I think...more
Larissa
Series Rating: 4 out of 5 starts!
This is a Series Review:

A kick-ass heroine, a hot vampire boss, quirky and fun sidekicks and a lot of action and adventure… What else can you ask of an Urban Fantasy series? The Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin definitely has all that and so much more.

Jaz is an assassin’s assistant for the CIA. She works for Vayl, a Vampire who was killed by his Vampire wife almost 300 years ago. From the start we get to see that they have a great working relationship that has...more
Julie H.
The team is in Scotland on this assignment, and Jaz's dad (Albert) is along for the ride. As you can imagine, mucho additional frustration ensues. Things are heating up between Vayl and Jaz, and it appears that Samos may not fully be dead. Is that annoying or what? So the baddies are a specific sect of witch known as Scidairan and they're into some serious black magic--essentially death magic to help them achieve some measure of immortality (at least as originally stated, but later it sounds a b...more
Heather Dalgarno
In this installment of the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin our favourite CIA assasin finds herself in the Highlands of Scotland. I had reservations before reading this (since I live in Scotland) and was expecting lots of tartan and stereotyping, but aside from some odd name spellings this book could have been set anywhere with a castle.



I have a love-hate relationship with Rardin, and this book was no exception. I love the characters, and some of her ideas are really fresh, but I hate the fac...more
Heavywhitewove
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Jax
Okay, seeing as I've finished the 5th book in the series,
I think it high time I said something about them! :D

This series is great!
From the introduction to the Characters in Once Bitten Twice Shy (Bk1) through to One More Bite (Bk5) the books just keep getting better!

The fast paced action with Special ops style missions mixed with the supernatural keeps you guessing as to what will happen next (or go wrong.. :D)add in the nifty James Bond type gadgets they get to play with - and if you're anyth...more
Thenia
It's been a long time since I read the previous book of this series so I'd forgotten its trademark atmosphere and action. The mystery of it keeps you guessing along with the protagonists who the bad guy really is - or which of them the mission is about, anyway.

Jaz is slightly psychotic and she knows it. Her internal monologue (or even dialogue, since she's got several people living in her brain) is very entertaining and her one liners are pretty damn funny at times.

Vayl is a decent strong male c...more
Sarah
Since Jaz and Vayl's team managed to destroy the Raptor his allies have been fighting amongst themselves to see who is going to take his place. The CIA are trying to maintain the balance so when they discover that someone has hired a hit woman to take out the coven leader of one of the main groups they decide to send Jaz and Vayl to stop the hit. So the team is going on a trip to Scotland and they're going to have their work cut out if they want to stop the mercenary in time.

I was a little bit d...more
Jessa
Jan 27, 2013 Jessa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
For me, this series continues to get better. My favorite thing about Rardin's books is that here characters continue to move forward. They grow and grow up and change and keep trying to move past some of the awful things they have seen and done in their lives.

Jaz and crew have now traveled to Scotland, to protect an ally of their former big bad, Edward Samos. This time they are dealing with ghosts, witches, a medusa and connies.. that's right, this story has a Con. It's these things, the silly r...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Don't get me wrong I LOVED the story, the humour, the growing relationship between Jaz and Vayl, Cole's eventual acceptance that he can't have Jaz but there was one thing that left me a bit flumoxed. Jaz's dad Albert, he never discovers that Vayl is a vampire. He overhears that Vayl's a vampire a few times, he even sees the evidence for himself, Jaz hints at it as well but he never realises it. I kept waiting for the lightbulb to go on inside his head and for him to make a big thing over the fac...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC

Jaz, Vayl, Cole, and we can’t forget Jack, head off to Scotland and GhostCon to intercept an assassin before she can make the hit on a powerful coven leader and guess what? Jaz’s dad, Albert, is along for the ride! Which is a major buzz kill when flames finally start to ignite between Jaz and Vayl. Do some people have the worse timing or what? Then come to find out the coven leader they are suppose to protect is one evil old witch, literally, so do Jaz and Vayl want to stick with the original mi...more
Karissa
This is the fifth book in the Jaz Parks series by Jennifer Rardin. I thought it was a good addition to the series and I really enjoyed reading it.

In this book Jaz and Vayl are sent to a Ghost Convention to stop the assassination of one of the heads of a coven in the area. Jaz's dad ends up tagging along on the mission and Cole is also part of the party. Jaz gets dragged into some interesting situations with the local demons, ghosts, and witch coven. You learn a lot more about Jaz's history.

This...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Plot Summary: Jaz Parks has already smoked the guy who was the pain in the CIA's you-know-what for the past few years. But now, in the power vacuum left by the death of Edward "The Raptor" Samos , a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies. With power suddenly up for grabs, various paranormal factions begin a struggle for supremacy. In the interests of keeping things balanced, Parks and Vayl must step in to protect one of the world's leading witches from assassination. It appea...more
Stacey
I went ahead and re-read the first four books because it had been so long between when I originally picked them up and when I was getting to this one. Plus I had number six on order and was excited to refresh my memory with all the characters.

Unfortunately, I did not find this one to be as good as the first four. The plot was a bit slow (after I picked it up and started reading I realized I'd made it 1/3 of the way through when I got the book last year but put it down and never made it back). Th...more
Amy *Waitforit*
Jun 24, 2011 Amy *Waitforit* rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult Vampire lovers, PNR lovers
I love love love this series, Jaz is that excellent combination of damaged and vulnerable but totally kick ass and Vayl is just so damned charming you would have to have a heart of stone not to fall instantly in love with him.
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Amy A
Another great installment in the Jaz Parks series. This one find Jaz in Scotland getting ready to attend GhostCon. Accompanying her is of course Vayl and this time we get Cole (who was absent for most of book 4) and we also get Albert who hasn't been featured too much in the books, just here and there. I enjoyed seeing more of the father / daughter dynamic.

Since the events in the previous novel, there is a run for power of the "underworld" since Samos' demise. Jaz and Vayl are charged with preve...more
Rachel
I have to admit, I really love these books. I'd give them a five, but I don't think *everyone* should read them -- only red-headed women with a flair for romance, violence and cool weapons. Being one of those, though, I can't imagine many books more suited to me.

In this one, Jaz (again separated from Cassandra, for plot purposes -- it's hard to write a seer into a book!) and Vayle, accompanied by Cole and (surprise!) Jaz's father, head to the Scottish Highlands to prevent the assassination of a...more
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
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Charlotte (Buried in Books)
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Andrea
The 5th book in the Jaz Parks series was just okay for me. While I really like all of the characters, I'm not such a fan of the plot. I love all of the characters in this series. I like that Jaz is a kick-butt girl, but still has this soft side of her that love Vayl. And I like her humor. And I find Vayl intriguing and Cole is just plain cute (and his feelings for Jaz are so sweet!) I really liked the new character that was in this story, Viv, although throughout the whole book I couldn't decide...more
Khalia Hades
The 5th book in the Jaz Parks series was just okay for me. While I really like all of the characters, I'm not such a fan of the plot. I love all of the characters in this series. I like that Jaz is a kick-butt girl, but still has this soft side of her that love Vayl. And I like her humor. And I find Vayl intriguing and Cole is just plain cute (and his feelings for Jaz are so sweet!) I really liked the new character that was in this story, Viv, although throughout the whole book I couldn't decide...more
Susan
Mission Impossible No. 5: Location – the Scottish Highlands. Jaz needs to prevent the assassination of a witch's coven leader, Floriadh from Bea who controls some of large deadly snakes. But surprise! Albert found a way to tag along with Jaz. The crew needs to find who Bea is while pretending to be Ghostbusters in a GhostCon convention. Yup, lots of poking fun at an event like this.

Albert had me in stitches. I just love the humor, even Jack the dog is wonderfully funny. Jaz and Vayl's relationsh...more
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