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Bite Me, Your Grace

(Scandals with Bite #1)

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England's "vampire craze" causes much vexation for the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton. To save his reputation, Ian enlists aspiring authoress Angelica Winthrop without realizing she has hidden plans of her own.

Angelica Winthrop's life goal is to ruin her reputation, avoid marriage, and become a gothic authoress like her idol, Mary Shelley. To find inspiration for her n
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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Carmen
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance fans
She couldn't hold back a smile as she remembered him laughing with her on his sofa when she told him about her ghost stories. Resolutely she pushed back the memories. It would not at all do to have warm feelings for this man. Vampire or no, he was still a man and as such he represented the end to her freedom.

This book was great!!! Cute, sweet, fluffy, cheesy, and so romantic. I really enjoyed it.

Angelica does not want to get married to some bore who will spend her inheritance, stifle her spirit,
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Beth (^v^)/
5 Historical-Bitastic Stars

I absolutely loved this book. One of the main reasons: it kept me up all night.


Worth it.



It had all I could have hoped for in a story:


Strong Intelligent Heroine: Check


Sexy Victorian Vampire: Check


Murderous Intentions: Check


And of course, sexy times: Check




The premise is fairly simple; Angelica dreams of being a writer like Mary Shelly. The problem: quite a few actually. Society is the biggest obstacle, since this is Victorian England. Her mother is forcing her to marry
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Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommended to Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮ by: Carmen
This was a cheese fondue!

It was so fluffy, ridiculous and dramatic and yet I really, really enjoyed it.

I was ready to give it four stars until (view spoiler)

It's a shame, because the rest of it was quite well done. I even let the wording that usually puts me off, slide. eg. "secret place", "secret nub" and oh boy was there a lot of "velvet covered steel." o.
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Jo
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, mine, gr2015

I really enjoyed this paranormal historical romance.

Angelica was such an interesting character, and I liked that she refused to conform to society’s demands. Every time I read a historical romance, it blows my mind how women were treated back then.

Ian was just wonderful and very sexy. I loved the bantering between him and Angelica, and their romance was sweet.

His life had been bland and cheerless before she came into it, bringing light and laughter. He didn’t know how he would conti
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Sarah
24/12 - I recently finished The Duchess Deal and that was silly, fluffy, funny and had fantastic dialogue. Before starting this one I had a glance at a couple of the reviews and saw it described in a similar way, but for me it was nowhere near up to the quality of Dare's book. Here, the silliness wasn't fluffy, funny and I didn't find the dialogue sparkled, instead it just felt immature. I got quite annoyed with the way Ann felt that the reader needed her to recap the story for us - go back over ...more
Kathie (katmom)
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a lot of fun. A historical with vampires!

Angelica wants to write gothic novels. She doesn't want to get married because she is sure that her husband, no matter who he is, wouldn't allow her to continue writing. She decides that being ruined would fix that. No one would want her and she can do as she wishes.

Ian Ashton, the Duke of Burnrath AND the Lord Vampire of London, has been around for centuries. He hangs out in London for several years, then pretends to go abroad to f
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Stacey is Sassy
**3.5 stars**

Bite Me, Your Grace was an interesting tale about a modern thinking woman named Angelica who is an author in a time when women weren't encouraged to use their intelligence. Angelica's love of writing got her into a lot of trouble with her mother, as she wants her daughter to make an advantageous match. One of the scrapes Angelica gets into, brings her to the attention of Ian, the Duke of Bunrath also known as the London's Lord of Vampires.

This story was quite entertaining. Ian has a
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Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I recieved this book for review from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca through Netgalley, in exchanged on an honest review.

Terrific, a wonderful bland of historical, romance and paranormal.

When a vampyre book comes out, it becomes all the rage in London and causes a vampire crazy and a major headache to the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton. The lord becomes a major gossip within the society so he enlists in the help of Angelica , an inspiring author who has plans of her own.

Angelica wants nothing to do
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Farrah
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

I loved this book! So amazing! Bite Me, Your Grace is a delightful blend of hot paranormal vampires and lovely historical romance.

I though this was a very interesting idea. I liked how the paranormal elements were seamlessly fit into the historical setting. And I loved how the author based much of the story on a real poem: The Vampyre. I had high expectations for this book and they were all met.

Angelica was a fun char
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Cindy
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was hungry for a Regency Romance and found this jewel sitting on a Walmart book rack. It took me 1 day to read...it was so well written and so funny that I flew through the pages...........
When Miss Angelica Winthrop does a little after dark snooping at the prestigious Duke of Burnrath's London residence, it is in the hopes of discovering a ghost or two to add spice to the novel she is endeavoring to write. After all, such a Gothic house is sure to have a skeleton or more in it's closets, righ
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AL
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it-done-it
What a really good book. I haven't read such a breezy book in a while.

Historical Regency with a Paranormal Vampire!

My!

I love it. This is the kind of books I have been looking for.

Angelica Winthrop is a fighter and true modern girl. All she wanted was to write and avoid being trapped in a world where woman have to be proper and dainty. She was opposed to all that. She fought for her freedom until she met Ian Ashton, the Lord Vampire of London and the Duke of Burnrath to the society.

And that's
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Ellen
The concept is interesting. The execution abysmal and Angelica is one of the least grounded characters I have EVER seen in a Regency/Georgian setting. The idea that Angelica could be intelligent enough to write two or more novels that are both well written, achieve fame and get her money and not understand that she must have some sort of male protection in her era. She is so out of place and immature that I wanted to scream.
Cyn Delia
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off an apology that it took so long to post my rating/review because I devoured this book fast. I loved this book. It was romantic and quirky and a lot of fun. The author writes with such heart. I can't wait for her next one! ...more
Sophia
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the blend of light, historical paranormal romance and was eager to also try a new to me author. I saw this one and thought it would do nicely. I had a good time and would definitely read more by the author.

The story has some obvious historical cues, but was engaging the way the focus was on the literary greats of the time through the interest of the heroine's eccentric and inflammatory tastes and her own strong need to write. I liked the inclusion of real historical figure Dr. John Polin
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Arlena Dean
By: Brooklyn Ann
Published By: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: Bite Me, Your Grace #1
Review:

"Bite Me, Your Grace" By: Brooklyn Ann intriguing read of a 'Paranormal Romance Regency Historical Romance from London, 1821 setting. This was the first in its series for this author and it turned out to be a very good story especially if you love reading about vampires. We find that we have a 'fearless virgin' who wants a different li
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Tracy T.
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun enjoyable read. If you like vampires and historical romance I think you would enjoy this story.
I really liked the heroine, she was strong, spunky and cheerful, despite her mother being a total bitch and her grandfather was a total jerk. The hero is a sexy vampire. He was more kind than arrogant. It was pretty funny when she asked him how old he was.. he's old. haha
They had some good chemistry together and really liked each other. There is a couple nice mildly written sex scenes.

I
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Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Bite Me, Your Grace was an alright read for me. It took me forever to get through this book because I found the pace of the book to be a bit slow for me. I was anticipating more action an romance but it felt lacking to me. I also started getting annoyed by the jumping around even though at the end it all ties together. For me, it just felt like a distraction from Angelica and Ians story.

Angelica is a rich girl who plans on breaking the social boundaries she's expected to adhere to. Instead of b
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Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

I don't usually like mixing Vampires and Werewolves with my historicals but I read Beth's review and I just couldn't help myself.

In the beginning, it took me a bit to get into the story, I like my historicals following a certain style of writing and characters and this wasn't it but once I kept reading it got more interesting.
Until it didn't.
Then I started getting bored BUT by then we'd crossed the 75% mark and honestly it wasn't as bad as I'm making it sound (completely unintentional) cause
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Alicia
Feb 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampy
lol! This was a really silly read... I mean *really* silly.

The heroine is silly, the hero is silly, their relationship... silly. Just... silly. The society they live in and their actions that move this plot along.. so, so silly.

I downloaded it to get me through a long drive and to take my mind of the stress of wedding planning. Totally worked. I kept rolling my eyes and laughing at the characters enough to check back in with life and appreciate how awesomely grounded everything is around me. Gr
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo...

A fearless virgin and a reclusive duke sound interesting when paired together but throw in a vampire duke and a young woman determined to remain unmarried and willing to do anything to ensure she won’t, makes this book unique and fascinating.

It’s a great concept. Angela isn’t a simpering miss. She is well read, adventurous in spirit and fights the restraints that society puts upon her position. She doesn’t want to be married because t
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Linda
"A Popular Novel, a Determined Debutante, and a Vampire Hunter Threaten London's Lord of the Undead."

BITE ME YOUR GRACE by Brooklyn Ann is her debut novel and the first installment in her historical paranormal Scandals with Bite trilogy. What an awesome beginning! I absolutely love the unique way Brooklyn Ann delightfully meshes vampire lore into a Regency fun, sweet, spicy and hot romance. This is the story of the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton and debutante Angelica Winthrop.

Our hero, Ia
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Proserpine
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I liked the scenario of this story today; it's difficult nowadays to find a story about vampire that stand out or are revamped. I don't think it was the author's purpose. I think the author, Brooklyn Ann, made a good research to bring out her book of the lot with the characteristics of the real historical characters. This story is still in the ''cheesy'' category where the vampire is seen as a monster by society. He falls in love with the beautiful maiden, and of course, the innocent and naive A ...more
Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Sarah L
Book provided by Netgalley
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Bite Me, Your Grace was a delightful adventure involving an unconventional heroine and an even more unconventional hero who was not only a vampire but also the Lord Vampire of London. Vampires, romance, a kick butt heroine and a historical too boot? It sounded like the perfect recipe for a great read in my opinion.

Angelica Winthrop was determined to avoid marriage, write gothic novels and support the liber
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Katy
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I can't even explain how excited I was to find this book. I love PNR and I really love historical romance. I was so sure this book was going straight to my favorites list. Not so much.



I love the concept. Vampires that exist peacefully and secretly among the ton. There are Lords of different cities in England (and other countries as well, I'm sure), all part of a vampire hierarchy. There are vampire hunters as well. These are all good things, they were just executed terribly.
The conflict is
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Amy
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
ARC courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley

Let me start by saying that I love historical romance and I love paranormal romance so when I read the synopsis for this book and saw that it combined both my loves I knew this was the book for me. This book has vampires, strong female heroine, and of course steamy romance. If you are like me what's not to love about this book. I have to say that I really liked Bite Me Your Grace. It was kind of cheesy but in a good way kind of like Dracula De
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Jennavier
Oh dear heavens what is this thing. Bite Me, Your Grace sounded so fun in concept. Society miss breaks into nobility's house on rumors that he's a monster. I'm pretty new to the historical romance scene. I like paranormal's, although typically I lean more urban fantasy then paranormal romance. So maybe the fault is with me because otherwise this book is a big box of problems.
The heroine, whose name I cannot remember but has "gypsy eyes" (meaning what? That they're brown? Or something nice and c
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Becky
Oct 12, 2018 rated it did not like it

I have been putting off writing a review of this book because basically I don’t want to relive any part of it.

I gave this book one star. My first one star review. I just...ugh. I gnashed my teeth this entire book. It had like everything in it that I dislike in a story.

Multiple peoples perspectives outside of the H/h. Like 2 or 3. And one is only in like half the book. Like the character isn’t even in it for the end. Why waste my time? I felt like it didn’t provide any amazing insight into the
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Anna
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical-pnr
Regency, Vampires and Literature... Oh My!

The publication of Polidori's "The Vampyre" spikes a vampire obsession in Europe. The Ton are ever so curious. This simple gossip craze has made Ian Ashton, Lord Vampire of London's life very complicated. While book lover and Ian's neighbor Angelica Winthrop is loving every minute and hopes to write her own vampire story.

Good read! I was drawn to the title and the cover. I love me some Regency with vampires thrown in. Bite Me, Your Grace is a fun story.
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Liv Chanin
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am a huge vampire fan, but sometime during the post Twilight slew of vampire romances I became a tad bit, shall we say, disenchanted with the vampire as a romantic hero. I picked this book up for two reasons. I judge a book by it's cover (yes, I am aware of the age-old adage warning people not to do that), and I love the cover of this book, even if I am a little tired of the semi-decapitated figures that are so popular on book covers now. The second reason I picked up this book was the title. ...more
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Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. Author of historical paranormal romance in her critically acclaimed “Scandals with Bite” series, urban fantasy in the cult favorite, “Brides of Prophecy” novels, and the award winning, “Hearts of Metal Series, she's now writing the "B Mine" series, horror romances riffing ...more

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“His hands crept down to the bodice of her gown and he began to untie the laces. She gasped at the feel of his hands on such an intimate part of her body. She struggled and tried to shove him away. “What are you doing?” He stepped back and blinked. “What exactly did your mother tell you about what goes on between married couples behind closed doors?” She shuddered and pulled the fabric of the gown tight around her bodice. “She said you would hurt me very badly and that I would bleed.” Her eyes narrowed and her tone grew laced with hostility at such a horrific concept. “She said I must submit to you without complaint.” He cursed and Angelica flinched. “I suppose that explains why you’re an only child. Damn, I hate some of the traditions of this century. To keep a young woman in ignorance of one of the most important facts of life is… is a goddamned outrage!” He ran a hand through his hair and sat on the bed. “Sit down with me, Angel. You’re shaking so hard that I am afraid you will topple over to the floor.” 2 likes
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