Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)” as Want to Read:
A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)

by
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  27,328 ratings  ·  1,118 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 sign of blood...an especially annoying quirk for a vam

...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 9th 2010 by Gollancz (first published January 1st 2005)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
June Junebug
PROS:
- A few solid ideas (like the anemia thing in the beginning).
- Great opening.

CONS:
- 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
...more
Dina
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
...more
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

Lynsay
Sh3lly (Not all those who wander are lost)
For PNR fans, this is $1.99 at Amazon (1-28-2015):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...


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.
LibraryLass
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
...more
Jennifer
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
Tara
...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
...more
Slavena
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
...more
♥Rachel♥
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. :/
Karen
 photo tumblr_m9f4694q0S1rndbugo1_500.gif

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
...more
LiteraryLover
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
...more
Sara
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
...more
willaful
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,
...more
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
...more
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.

Th
...more
Karolina
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
...more
Lili
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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
...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
A bit slow for an Introductory book.

Description:

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
...more
Molly Haselhorst
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
...more
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 cucumber...in 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
Holly
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
...more
Inara
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
Maggie
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
...more
Gina
*giggle* I thought this was a great book!

I thought the vampire aspect, the way Sands wrote it, was definitely original. I'd never heard it explained like that and I thought it was a great twist.

The characters seemed real, especially the family part of it. LOL, I could see my dad's side of the family doing just what the Argeneau family does.

I thought Lissi was a great character. Strong in her own right, she has a head on her shoulders, and I'm equally glad that she fell in love with 'the doctor'
...more
Jessica
I was really looking forward to this series and I really wanted to like it. I am very sorry to say, I hated it.
Greg is "kidnapped" and instead of being furious or scared he is aroused (?!?) at the idea of being a sex slave (Lissi may be lovely but no one is that lovely), and entirely too concerned about the money he has wasted on a trip to cancun!
Lissianna is a 200 year old vampire that acts like a teenager. Her family sneaks around the house at night all giggly and giddy about the human "bi
...more
Kristi
quick, cute and fun. a perfect read for lounging on the couch while i fight this cold!
Andrea
I kept wishing the author had given her total work the attention to detail that she has given to her sex scenes. They were the only fluid scenes in the book. Those were well written. Otherwise the plot was predictable and boring. The only surprises I had reading this book was the number of times Greg found himself tied to a bed or chained up.
What I liked about the book:
1) It’s a vampire story, so I’m always curious to see the culture an author creates for such creatures. What the author creates
...more
Yvenande
Solid 4 Stars

This is the third time I'm reading this book, and every single time, it's been an enjoyable experience.

First of all, I completely adore and admire the premise. There are so many vampire books or series nowadays that now the name of the game has become origin stories. This is usually what will set a vampire book apart, make it stand-out; their version of how the vampires came to be, not to mention their strengths and weakness, what is new and what is taking from the old vampire my
...more
Julie
This is a funny book. Reading the back of the book or the synopsis on Goodreads, I really should have realized that “A Quick Bite” by Lynsay Sands was going to read on the light side. But when I started giggling and finally laughing out loud, I realized that I was reading this book without the slightest inkling as to what I was getting into. I bought this book ages ago and just let it sit there, so I had completely forgotten what to expect. Turns out it’s light, sweet, quirky, sexy and fun. It a ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Argeneau series 73 259 Feb 14, 2015 10:48AM  
What's The Name o...: A family of vampires, who became vampire because of a nano in there blood [s] 5 34 Dec 27, 2014 07:23PM  
Dark Warriors series by Donna Grant 1 26 Dec 14, 2012 01:30PM  
  • The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4)
  • Sex and the Single Vampire (Dark Ones, #2)
  • Fangs But No Fangs (Young Brothers, #2)
  • Be Mine Tonight  (Brotherhood of Blood, #1)
  • I Thirst for You (Primes, #2)
  • The Eternal Highlander (MacNachton Vampires #1)
  • A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires, #3)
17059
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
More about Lynsay Sands...

Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 23 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)
Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6) A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5) Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9) Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3) Love Bites (Argeneau #2)

Share This Book

“Birthdays could be such a bummer when you were older than the country you lived in.” 109 likes
“Have you ever noticed how when you're happy, time seems to pass by fast, while when you're miserable it goes real slow? Life would have been a blink with you whether it lasted a millennium or a month.” 84 likes
More quotes…