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A Quick Bite

(Argeneau #1)

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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  42,134 ratings  ·  1,767 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 sight of blood...an especially annoying quirk for a va

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published October 25th 2005)
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Alex You could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won't get all the references made about the books before it. I myself accid…moreYou could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won't get all the references made about the books before it. I myself accidentally read the last one and that became interested in reading the rest.(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This was a pretty good read for the first book in the series. A little slow, I started to get a little bored a few times but over all enjoyable.
Sasa
May 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants their brains to turn to mush.
PROS:
- A few solid ideas (like the anemia thing in the beginning).
- Great opening.

CONS:
- Writing that gave me second-hand embarrassment.
- 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 tanked.
- Poor character development and male protagonist is an airhead.
- Too many useless minor characters.
- Story was as bland as the characters.
- Absolut
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Lynsay Sands
Aug 27, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I think I read this one a looong time ago. GRIN

Lynsay
Dina
May 30, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Exina
Lissianna Argeneau has hemaphobia, she faints at the sight of blood. It’s not the worst of phobias, you’d think, but Lissi is a vampire, so this phobia makes her life extremely difficult. Vampires don’t feed the old-fashioned way anymore, they use bagged blood. But Lissi can’t stand the sight of it, so she has to ‘feed off the hoof’. She hates the hunt, let alone the dangers of it. It’s not easy to find someone healthy to feed off, someone who is not on drugs or alcohol.

So when Lissianna finds
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Jilly
I know I may talk a little more than is healthy normal about the coming robot apocalypse. It's just that I don't think people are taking this whole robots-are-going-to-kill-us-all thing seriously enough. They keep making creepier robots every day. Did anyone see that robot on The Tonight Show? Holy crap. That thing is definitely planning on murdering someone. Probably Jimmy Fallon.

By the way, can we talk about the fact that "Sophia's" designer must have been male? Is there any other reason that
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Katie
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very silly and ridiculous, but lots of fun and exactly what I was in the mood for!
Sophia Triad
Lissianna and Gregory
LibraryLass
Feb 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, name-challenge
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
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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
Anne Boleyn's Ghost
A Quick Bite was a quick read. Fun enough, but not exactly “fang-tastic”.

I have wanted to take a bite out of this series (wink, wink) for years. I was swept up in the paranormal craze of the late 2000s, from True Blood to the Immortals After Dark, and I heard that Lynsay Sands offered a lighter take on vampires.

The book was humorous, both tongue-in-cheek (Lissianna, our heroine, is a vampire afraid of blood) and laugh aloud (when Lissianna and Greg need to make a quick getaway, she says that the
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
4.5 Quick Fun stars :)

A one-time read.Though I did throughly enjoy reading the book and its characters. Looking forward to reading the rest.
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
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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
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Summer
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
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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
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Sara
Jan 05, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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willaful
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bye
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,
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Suz
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, pnr
That wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

There were several scenarios in this book that strained credulity and it wasn't the vampires. So the first half of the book is essentially a struggle to swallow the premise, but once you take that first funky bite the rest of the story goes down fairly smoothly. I'll probably listen to more of these if for no other reason than to see the author's progression through the world.
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Jacqueline's Reads
3.5 Stars

I’m on the PNR binge and I have seen Lynsay Sands books for sometime. I think there’s 30 books in the series? I like a series that follows one couple, but I’m willing to try something new.

I started A Quick Bite a few times. I finally forced myself to get through it and finish it. Overall, it was a decent read. I’m not sure on the writing style, but I am hoping as I read more and more of the series the writing will become a little more polished.

The downfall of the book is that it’s reall
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Sarah
Lissianna has an unusual problem for a vampire - she faints at the sight of blood! As you can imagine that makes life extremely difficult for her and her family are all worried about how hard it is for her to feed. Her mother decides to take matters into her own hands and she kidnaps a psychologist who specialises in phobias so that he can help Lissianna get over her fears. Things start to go wrong when Lissianna wrongly assumes that Greg is her dinner rather than her doctor but surely one quick ...more
Karen
Jan 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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CC
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, safe-for-me, series

This was kitschy. You have to be able to find humor in their unusual personalities. The heroine, in particular, will drive you crazy if you do not. It was like reading a sitcom or some slapstick comedy. I liked Lissiana, but not a lot. She was just a bit too detached for me. And a bit too naive (a nice way of saying frustratingly oblivious). I liked Greg, but did not love him. I had issues with his reactions to his "kidnappings" and did not always love being in his head. But overall I was entert
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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
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♥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. :/
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Honestly I was enjoying but I realized NOTHING HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK and I just annoyed that it was so unnecessarily long. I still liked it though.
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
This book was NOT the one for me and that became apparent early on in the novel. The writing was done well but I could not stay invested in the story no matter how hard I tried and I think that is due to multiple factors.

First off, for the longest time it didn't seem as if much was happening in the story. It felt as if the plot had no direction. Nearing the end of the novel, there was a little excitement but it was with something that I had predicted in the beginning of the story. It wasn't so
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Inara
Dec 27, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like funny vampire books
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). Lissi´s 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 Hewit ...more
Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
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
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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
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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

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