A Quick Bite
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...more
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- A few solid ideas (like the anemia thing in the beginning).
- Great opening.
- 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 ...more
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
So when Lissianna finds ...more
By the way, can we talk about the fact that "Sophia's" designer must have been male? Is there any other reason that ...more
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
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 ...more
A one-time read.Though I did throughly enjoy reading the book and its characters. Looking forward to reading the rest.
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
More than once I thought of just deleting the damn book and picking on something better. I saw people compare ...more
So I start reading it. Lissianna comes from a family of vampires. Her parents, siblings, and friends a ...more
I was extremely disappointed that the hero/heroine got very few minutes together without the family constantly interfering, I mean they walk ...more
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
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
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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. :/ ...more
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 ...more
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
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
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