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(Immortality Bites #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  7,648 ratings  ·  413 reviews
Dure semaine. Mon rendez-vous d'enfer... venait vraiment de l'enfer et il m'a mordue! Je suis devenue une vampire. Mais j'ai tout de même rencontré un homme ce soir-là. Il es sexy, il a six cent ans et il est suicidaire. Personne n'est parfait, pas vrai ? Nous avons passé un marché: il m'apprend les ficelles du monde des vampires et je l'aide à se tuer. Bon, c'est pas gagn ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 20th 2010 by Milady (first published 2006)
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So much potential funny....
I mean, the girl is snarky enough. But, she was also just too stupid!
She gets turned into a vampire and immediately has vampire-hunters all over her. So, what does she do? She keeps walking into the bar that she KNOWS has vampire-hunters. She keeps running around late at night when she KNOWS the vampire-hunters are everywhere. She keeps giving them her first and last name and then wonders how they keep finding her! Seriously, it was like she kept making herself a walki
Eh. Another disappointing read. I seem to be having bad luck lately.

The narrator was annoying (why does "funny" paranormal romance/urban fantasy always mean the main character is a complete idiot?) and the plot was dull. I figured most of the plot out way before Sarah did.

The love interest, Thierry, didn't do it for me. They fell for each other much too fast (pet peeve) and didn't even spend enough time together to know if they actually liked one another. Chemistry was lacking, but that might be
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a particular weakness for paranormal romance books, constantly finding myself drawn towards new series (or, at least, new to me). I regularly say I will not start a new series until I am up to date with all the other series I am reading, and yet something more always calls out to me. Bitten & Smitten is a prime example of this.

Bitten & Smitten is the first book in Michelle Rowen’s Immortality Bites series, and I seem to have found myself another paranormal romance series that I wi
Nov 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crap
I saw several aspects which I thought could use improvement (understatement) , or were a severe detraction to any self-respecting vampire romance novel.

First, were the many idiosyncrasies in the series. Where, in any vampire novel, would one find a centuries old vampire who meekly let's himself get killed? In tons of books, of course. But these books normally make use of only one or two, to make the story more interesting. You don't get whole towns of such vampires volunteering to die. They are
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, have-in-english
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Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I seem to be addicted to vampire stories lately. This one is another light, funny read.

Sarah Dearly has absolutely no good luck. After a blind date she wakes up to find her date burying her in a cemetery, having just changed her into a vampire. The next day she goes into work and has a meeting with her boss who unfortunately gives herself a papercut. Of course Sarah just can't resist having a suck on her employer's finger, leading to her being sacked for sexual harassment! Some of the scenes in
I purchased this book from a library book sale with several other random things. I had no idea this was part of a series, but thought the author sounded weirdly familiar.

The reason was that a month before, while at a used bookstore, I had picked up #4 in this series just thinking it looked interesting. This book is #1. When it came time to read them, it still hadn't occurred to me that I might have another book by this author in the ginormous piles that sit behind my chair. I just happened to pi
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As soon as I started reading this book, I was instantly hooked by the main character, Sarah Dearly. Sarah is on a blind date with a guy who bites her, but then gets killed by vampire hunters right before her eyes. Sarah has no idea vampires exist and gets thrown for quite a loop learning that she's now a vampire, too. Trying to get away from the vampire hunters who just killed her date, she crosses paths with a man who is on the verge of killing himself, who turns out to be a 600 year old vampir ...more
After going to a rendezvous arranged by her best friend, a young woman woke up in a cemetery, the man trying to burying her. He pretends to be a vampire and that she now belongs to him. She, of course, hit this obviously crazy man with the pepper spray that every woman must permanently have with her and she run away, only to fail into the hands of other madmen pretending to be vampire killers. They stick a stake into her aggressor’s heart and she only survives thanks to the intervention of a sui ...more
Jul 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes MaryJanice Davidson
Sarah Dearly goes on a blind date, and the next thing she knows, she's being buried. She of course freaks out, and the guy said she's been turned into a vampire. She watches vampire hunters kill her date/sire then decides she better run. She ends up running right into Thierry, who just happens to be a master vampire with a death wish. He saves her and sort of takes her under his wing. And he's hot.
Sarah is quite determined to take care of herself. At one point, she goes into a bar that is filled
Sep 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I randomly picked up this book while browsing for a different book, something about the cover caught my eye and it looked like a quick read so i grabbed it. I read the book in 2 sittings! I loved this book. I was skeptical at first since romance novels aren't really my style but this book packed a punch. It wasn't filled with the gushy, voyeuristic, and sometimes downright weird "romance" scenes but instead filled with snarky, sarcastic, and hilarious banter and situations.. I loved the heroine, ...more
Sonia Krishnan
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only book that actually made me hook on for vampire romance story. It's amazing how Michelle makes the book so enjoyable from the first page til the end. I remembered stumbling on this book in the library when I was in high school, and at first I wasn't interested from the looking at the cover, but after reading just the first page..DAMN i was curious as hell! Ever since then, I've been recommending to fellow bookworm as well. Still my favourite til today, as i just finished reading it yeste ...more
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55 points/100 (3 stars/5).

Sarah Dearly went on a blind date gone wrong. Now she is a vampire and she has all these vampire hunters trying to kill her. She got fired from her job. She is losing her reflection! Her life sucks! Good thing there is the super sexy Thierry de Bennicoeur around to help her out. It is too bad he wants to kill himself.

2018 has been my year of the reread and catch up. See, Immortality Bites came o
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, vampires
As a completely irrelevant side note, my screwed-up brain kept reading Thierry's last name as "Biencoeur" (which means GoodHeart) instead of "Bennicoeur" (which means... nothing really).

My reading words that weren't actually in the book might be a side effect of all the times I started ramming my head on the desk, though. I would say the heroine was dumber than a post, but that would be insulting to posts everywhere, and I'm not so eager to be getting angry e-mails claiming slander against posts
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! I needed something to make me laugh, and this book had me laughing out loud again and again. I know humor's an individual thing, so even if you're also looking for romantic comedy with much more comedy than romance, my laughter might not translate to yours. Caveat risor and all that. But this one has funny twists and turns and even meta-twists all the way through an adventure among the polite, self-effacing vampires of Toronto (Canada) who are menaced by an invasion of vicious vampire ...more
Jan 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bitten & Smitten has a really cute premise - a girl gets turned into a vampire and is saved by a super old vampire who wants to kill himself. In turn, she ends up saving him by bringing enjoyment back into his life. It's just too bad that's the only positive thing I can really say about this book...

Sarah, the female protagonist, seemed to lack any common sense about pretty much anything. She consistently would end up in situations where she was about to be killed because she couldn't fathom
I really liked this start to the series! It's a bit more PG13 rated than what I'm used to, but still a fun, enjoyable read. Sort of reminds me of the Lily Bard series, combined with a PG13 version of Sookie Stackhouse.

Though at times I felt as though I was reading about a teenager, and not a grown woman, Sarah's adventures from human to new vampire were entertaining and humorous. I love her wit and sense of humor, especially her demeanor towards Thierry, who everyone else seems too afraid to sp
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
This book is a quick read, but it is not light hearted and simple as the title implies. It's about a women made into a vampire against her will, I know we've all read this before...but this book is really good and nothing is cut and dry. Sarah has not one but two love interests making quite the triangle and one has a wife!!! I like reading all the different takes on vampires that one author has compared to another. Like these vamps can go out in the sun, have no reflection and can't eat solid fo ...more
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I have to admit, I didn't read the last 50 pages of this book. I just couldn't do it! I tried, I really did, but I simply couldn't drag myself through a mess like that. I mean it was just so contrived, all over the place, badly written and seen before. When I sat down with this book I was most of all looking forward to a funny, comical book. Admitted, Rowen did try to be funny, but failed quite miserably if you ask me. Nothing really seemed original, every intented surprise fell flat and the fem ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: michelle-rowen
This is one of the books tat I've had on my shelves for years and never got around to reading. I decided to give it a go, it was a bit slow to start off with but the action picked up.
I enjoyed the plot, even though it was quite predictable and characters grew on me, it will be interesting to see if the Quinn and Sarah issues are explored further.
It was a lighthearted, easy read and I liked Sarah's sense of humour.
3 stars

This book was a struggle to read because of the stupid heroine.

I would have enjoyed this book if she wasn't in it. Sarah was too whiny and getting on my last nerves. She even admitted as much in the book.

I felt like the ending was too cheesy. I-die-with-you-bullshit. What utter crap! Sarah and Thierry have known each other less than a month and had only kissed twice.

I won't be continuing this series though I will be reading other books by Michelle Rowen.
May 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs a laugh
When i got this book i just put it on my shelf and forgot about it. While playing a game the name of this book was brought up and I started reading it. I read it in bout 6-8 hours straight. It was soo good and hilarious. it has a lil bit of a love story but its comical enough that it's definitely worth the read!
This book rocked! Its about time there were some older vamps around. I am very tired of the whole "teen" scene. Anyhow, this story isnt unlike any ive read lately. This is a funny and thrilling story of a girl who ends up having the week from heck. Everything that can go wrong does of course. Very entertaining and totally worth a read. I hope the rest of the series is just as good.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*yawn* I made it to page 84 of this then was too bored to march on. I thought this was gonna be a funny book but the reality was the hero was cold and not appealing, the heroine is juvenile and acts tstl, and the plot wasn't bad but the endless narration of unimportant things made it almost painful to read. Dnf
Jamie Collins
Typical vampire romance - not very memorable. I'm always looking for something as cute as Maryjanice Davidson's Undead books, and I rarely find it. The vampire romances by Katie MacAlister and Lynsay Sands are better.
Nov 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really enjoyed!!!!!!! two thumbs up
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do love any book with a centuries old vampire who has forgotten how to live and irreverent young vampire who annoys the heck out of him.
May 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, 2009-05
This book is really great. But You should be warned, my boyfriend was really annoyed by my laughter. Extremely funny.
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Elizabeth D.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Dearly comes to the realization that she has just had the worst blind date ever when she comes to in an open grave as her date is shoveling dirt on her head. Her dud of a date has turned her into a vampire but things take a turn for the worse when they encounter a group of vampire hunters and her new sire is killed. This leaves Sarah completely alone to fend for herself until she luckily runs into a 600 year old vampire who helps her escape and becomes a major part of her new life.

This is
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National bestselling author MICHELLE ROWEN writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy, both light and dark, sexy and sweet, long and short -- it all depends on the story! She's won a Holt Medallion for Best First Book and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Vampire Romance. For more information, please visit Michelle at her website at

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Immortality Bites (8 books)
  • Fanged & Fabulous (Immortality Bites, #2)
  • Lady & the Vamp (Immortality Bites, #3)
  • Stakes & Stilettos (Immortality Bites, #4)
  • Tall, Dark & Fangsome (Immortality Bites, #5)
  • Blood Bath & Beyond (Immortality Bites Mystery #1; Immortality Bites #6)
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“Why were you running?” Gordon looked confused. “I wasn’t going to hurt you.”

Bite me,” I told him. He was so going to get charged with assault. I might even have to put a restraining order on his sorry ass. “Oh, wait a minute, you already did bite me, didn’t you… you psycho!”

He rolled his eyes. “You’re really going to have to get over that if this relationship is going to have half a chance.”
“You bit me on the neck? What kind of a sorry-ass vampire wannabe are you, anyhow?”
I grabbed for my dirt-covered purse that lay by my feet. I kept a can of pepper spray in it for protection, or at least I used to. Did I still have it? Did those things have an expiration date? Didn’t matter. If I had to, I’d just use it to bash him over the head.
I’m not a wannabe.” He actually had the audacity to look insulted. “I am a vampire.”
Psycho, I thought. Total psycho.”
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