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It Happened One Bite (Gentlemen Vampyres #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,458 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews

He's lost, trapped, doomed for all eternity...
Rich, titled, and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence-trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably...

Unless he can persuade her to set him free...
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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There aren't very many historical paranormal romances, so I try to check them out when I see them. This one is really well done and lot sweeter than modern day paranormals in my opinion.

The romance takes center stage, while the paranormal world of witches and vampyres (that's how it's spelled here) is created around them. Honestly, witches interest me much more than vampyres, so I was more interested in Blaire's powers and mythology than James'. Vampyres just have that ick factor that I can't ge
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

I discovered this book after my good friend; Dee was reading it and was totally raving about it. This is the first is a new series for Lydia Dare, with two more exciting books due out this year.

The first surprise is that it is set in the Regency era. Our heroine is Blaire Lindsay - a witch. Our hero is, James Maitland Lord Kettering, who is a delicious Vampire. James has just been woken up from a 20 year long. When Blair discovers James she releases him from his prison only to figure out that h
Jane Stewart
2 stars. Nothing creative or different. I felt like it was a copy of all the other stuff out there.

A coven of witches causes a vampyre to be unconscious and imprisoned in a castle basement for twenty years. Twenty years later these witches have died and their daughters are the new coven. One of the daughters Blaire accidentally finds the vampyre and sets him free without knowing any details. Apparently the mother thought this vampyre would be a danger to Blaire and others. Now Blair
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Years ago, vampyre, Lord Kettering James Maitland was put under a spell but five witches. When James awakes, he finds himself locked up in a dusty basement. James has been just bidding his time until he is released and can get his revenge.

Blaire Lindsay is convinced by her brother, Aiden to travel to Briarcraig Castle. They inherited the castle. Once Blaire and her brothers, Aiden and Brannock arrive, Blaire is already wanting to turn back. Blaire does feel a strong connection to the castle. It
Christine Seybolt
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It Happened One Bite is the brand spanking new potently powerful paranormal romance by paranormal romance author, Lydia Dare published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 1, 2011. Rich, titled and undead, gentleman James, Maitland, Lord Kettering has been in a cursed sleep, tucked away in Briarcraig Castle in Scotland for the past twenty years by a coven of witches. Doomed to a life of a cold and a lonely existence by a powerful Coig until the feisty and fiery witch, Blaire Lindsey walks into h ...more
Lover of Romance
When Blaine's brother is insistent on going to a estate that he has inherited, he brings her along, even though leaving Edinburgh is the last thing she wants to do. When they arrive, she and her brother are shocked when they discover its a abandoned castle. As they start to settle in, Blaine hears noises and a man's voice, but she doesn't know if its real and if its a ghost or not. James Maitland, Lord Kettering, was tricked twenty years previous when trying to feed on a young woman, and was the ...more
When her brother drags her along to visit the remote Scottish castle he's inherited, warrior witch Blare discovers that her deceased mother didn't pass on all of her secrets. For Blaire starts discovering clues that the castle should have been her birthright as well as an English man who - judging from the dust and era of his clothing - has been ensorcelled and imprisoned there for several decades apparently for crimes the seer of Blaire's mother's coven saw that he would commit sometime in the ...more
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Blaire Lindsay is a witch - one of a coven of five powerful Scottish witches. Her brother has inherited Briarcraig Castle, so she must go with him to inspect it and see if it is hospitable.

James Maitland, Lord Kettering, has been in a magically-induced sleep for 20 years, in the bowels of the castle. The last thing he remembers is being surrounded by a group of five witches... When Blaire gets to the castle, Kettering stirs. He doesn't know how long he's been asleep, where he is, or why he woke
Mar 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book from Lydia Dare and I found it an enjoyable read with just the right amount of steaminess for me. Blaire was a take no prisoners warrior witch who could create fireballs out of thin air and who rarely backs down from a threat. James was an endearing character as well but I really felt like his maker and good friend, Blodswell, stole the show for me. He was charming, witty and just the perfect amount of angst and gentleman wrapped up in one delicious package. I honestly can ...more
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My thoughts:

I liked the werewolf books by Lydia Dare and I was curious about the vampire series and reading more about the witches. I never thought it, but I ended up liking this book even more than previous books.

In this book is Blaire's turn to find love. She can fight like a man, and she is not a lady even though her brother wants it. For that I did like Blaire, she was herself, she was strong and she was not about to let a man tell her what to do. Then there is James, the hero of the book, a
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was more enamored by the evil guys story by the end of the book rather than the hero and heroine's story. It all has potential though.

Here's my problem: I keep coming across books that are border line young adult. This is one of them. I like YA books ... but I picked up this book for specific reasons that would not categorize it as YA. If not for a few key words and a few years age difference, this could be considered YA. Every one seemed a little too immature for me.

Like I said ... this is
2.5 stars

This was just sort of meh. Not terrible...not good.

A lot of the story rested on some sort of a back story that wasn't explained, but honestly, I didn't care enough to be annoyed with all of the holes.
And as long as I'm being honest, I have to admit that I skimmed large hunks of it. Especially toward the end.
Michelle the Romance Witch
A very interesting story, historical, paranormal and heartwarming. Lots of funny little twists and turns, passion, and subtle heat. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
TO much back and forth, I'm brave, I'm not. I want him, I don't, and on and on. All in all it was a pretty good story, but I will not be reading the rest.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr
Off a star for the "saving" ending. If you love a vamp, keep it such.
I didn't realize going in that this is a series that spins off of another series. It is still able to be read as a stand alone. However, it took me a long time to get into it. Part of that was from all the characters that are thrown at you the first few chapters. It was too confusing, if you've read the other series though I guess you would know who they were already. 2.5
I was hesitant going into this series, because I wasn't all too fond of the first Lydia Dare book I read The Wolf Next Door (Westfield Wolves 3). I didn't know that the two series were connected until I started reading it and I noticed some familiar names pop up. I will tell you - the dread I felt when I realized it…was rather unnecessary. Overall I liked this more than I liked the first Lydia Dare book I read. Saying that I'm going to start with what I liked.

I liked that the characters didn't
Book Binge
One night James Maitland is surrounded by a coven of witches who then seemed to put a spell on him. He’s pretty shocked when he awakens and finds himself in the Highlands…twenty years later. He’s also shocked to find himself attracted in a big way to a coven witch by the name of Blaire Lindsay.

Blaire and her brothers are at Briarcraig Castle after they find out that Blaire’s brother, Aiden, has inherited it. Not only do they find a place that Blaire didn’t even know existed (but has been in her
Marie Z. Johansen
Feb 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I was going to make a choice to buy - or not buy- these books based on the covers alone I can guarantee that they would not have made into my house. I am not, or so I have thought, a romance, bodice-ripper kind of gal. Lately, however, I have come to realize that many of my beloved historical fiction books are considered to be 'romance' books by those who are in a position to 'know' these categorizing details. I suppose then that it should come as no surprise that a very enjoyable book could ...more
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It Happend One Bite
by Lydia Dare

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Historic

He's lost, trapped, doomed for all eternity...

Rich, titled, and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence-trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably...

Unless he can persuade her to set him free...

Feisty Blaire Lindsay laughs off the local gossip surrounding her mothe
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Another entertaining read from Lydia Dare. As you can see from the past few entries I have been on a Lydia Dare kick. Part of it has to deal with her new release in about a week, so I have been re-reading majority of her books. With that said, I bring you It Happened One Bite and what I thought of the book.

Fiona Macleod (Caitrin's mother) always thought that keeping the coven pure was the most important thing. However, she went a little too far with
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
The story set in the Regency era in which our heroine, Blaire Lindsey, was a witch and our hero, James Maitland, Lord Kettering was a vampire who had just woken up from a cursed sleep. I really enjoyed the characters in It Happened One Bite. Blaire was a battle-born witch and she was smart, strong-willed, brave and fiercely independent. If Blaire wasn't your typical Regency lady, James was also not your typical vampire either. He was a gentleman vamp in the truest sense: he didn't go running aro ...more
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
This is the first book in Lydia Dare's new Gentleman Vampire series, with two more books due out later this year. What I found interesting about this series though, is that you meet some of the coven of witches in it from her Westfield Wolves series (A Certain Wolfish Charm, Tall Dark and Wolfish, The Wolf Next Door, and The Taming of the Wolf.)Two of which I have previously reviewed and enjoyed.

Where I have previously raved over Lydia Dare's lycans, I have now come to the conclusion that it do
Mar 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Staci by: Sourcebooks
Shelves: 2011-reads

The Cover:
Cheesy...big time!!! If I saw this in the bookstore I would just keep on going and not bother to pick it up to investigate it further.

My First Reaction When I Finished:

When is book two available?????????? Now?? Soon???? This was fun!

My Review:
Judging by the cover I set my expectations low when I cracked this book open. But I'm happy to report that I found this to be a fun read that I flew through in no time! I thought the author had a very cool twist in the last part of the book that
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare
Paranormal Romance -March 1st, 2011
4 stars

In the latest in her paranormal series the author makes a huge switch. Instead of featuring a hero who is a werewolf or Lycan, this hero is a vampire. It looks to be part of a new vampire series. And I can’t wait for the author to write more sexy vampire heroes in upcoming books, too!

Blaire is a Scottish witch who can conjure deadly fire balls. She does not want to marry; she has her coven of sisters for company and real
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before the current Coig of witches there were their mothers. They are five coven sisters, each having different magic, but all together become very powerful. This book starts off with a scene from the mother lives. Based on a vision from Fiona Macleod, Caitrin's mom, the Coig decides take action in order to preserve the safety of Alpina Lindsay's bairn, soon to be Blaire. They find vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering and cast a spell that puts him into a dormant sleep and hide him at Briarcra ...more
It Happened One Bite is super cute! Twenty years ago, a coven of witches cast a spell on vampire James. They were aiming to protect his future victims from this monster, but once all of them were gone, the spell broke. Now James is awake and has no clue where or when he is, until he meets the owners of the castle he’s been imprisoned in. Blaire’s brother has inherited the castle from their late mother. It’s rumored to be haunted, but Blaire doesn’t believe James is a ghost, but she can’t figure ...more
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นับแลวถือเปนเลมแรกในชุด Regency Vampyres นะคะ แตตามเรืองราวความเกียวของถือเปนเลมหาทีในชุดทีเริมตนจาก A Certain Wolfish Charm

แบลร ลินเซยเดินทางไปยังปราสาทอันเปนมรดกของตระกูลทีอยูลึกเขาไปในทีราบสูงของสกอตแลนด ปราสาทแหงนีเปนมรดกตกทอดจากมารดามาสูพีชายคนโตของเธอ หากแตทุกคนในครอบครัวกลับไมเคยรูถึงการมีอยูของมันเลยดวยซำ และถาไมใชเพราะไอแดนพีชายขอรองใหเธอเดินทางไปเปนเพือน แบลรกคงจะไมทิงเอดินเบิรค เมืองทีเธออาศัยอยูมาตลอดชีวิตไปหรอกนะ

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Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was most certainly cute and I did enjoy the extension of the witches that we have come to love in the were wolf series but I must say that I think I liked the were's better. What can I say, I prefer a warm fuzzy body to a stone cold one. LOL!

Blair Lindsay is most certainly a colorful character. Strong willed with a mind of her own she can give any male a run for the money. Easy on the eyes is probably one of the only things about Blair that is easy to deal with. Not that she's a harpy
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good vampires, bad vampires, a centuries old grudge, witches, werewolves, some humor and an undeniable attraction are featured in this sexy paranormal romance.

We first met the witches of this coven in the Dare's Westfield Wolves series, but don't worry if you haven't read that series, this story is a stand alone book in this new series spin-off.

Blaire, the 24 year old female lead, is the witty and strong battle witch of the coven. She and her two brothers have been alone in the world since the
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Lydia Dare is the pseudonym for the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and have sat on the organization's Board of Directors. Their writing process involves passing a manuscript back and forth, each one writing 1500 words after editing the other's previous installment. Jodie specializes in writing the history and Tammy ...more
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