Review: It happened One Bite – Lydia Dare

Blaire Lindsay’s been warned that her ancestral home is haunted. But it will take more than tales of a ghost to frighten Blaire, a battle-born witch with supernatural strength and the ability to make sparks fly from her fingertips. Hearing spectral wails, she decides to search for their source, and is surprised to find a handsome young man chained to the dungeon wall. But when Blair frees James from his bonds, she quickly discovers she’s unloosed far more than she could ever have imagined. Soon the castle is overrun with vampires whose perfect manners and compelling blood lust make for some very awkward moments, and Blair and James are joined in the fight of their lives to save everything they hold dear from the forces of evil.
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 vampyre that has been imprisoned in a dungeon for 20 years, put their by Blaire’s mum and her coven. Even though he does hold a grudge, he is a sweet vamp.
But honestly the person I was the most fascinated by is Matthew Halkett, a very old vampire and who will be in the next book. I can’t wait for his story.
Back to the book. James is hungry and not just for blood since he wants Blaire for more. They do their little dance. Then two more vampires show up and they are not nice at all. They want death and blood. There is danger, passion and at the end we meet up with old friends. Sorcha, who still love to flirt, Elspeth and Benjamin, and Alex, I am starting to get a bit interested in him, he is turning into something nice.
The best part about this book is that I just wanted more. I kept turning page after page to find out what is going to happen. The book has no dull moments and there is a flow, and you just want more.
Dare manages to create a new fun series. Old friends, and no you do not need to have read the werewolf books, passion, magic and vampires. A fast read that I enjoyed.

Reason for reading:
I read her werewolf series

I do like the castle, but…..

Page turner

Series: Regency Vampyre Trilogy 1
Genre: Historical paranormal romance
Pages: 416
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca March 1st 2011


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31 thoughts on “Review: It happened One Bite – Lydia Dare

  1. anachronist says:

    If a book is a page-turner I am really able to forgive a lot. The cover is not the best part of the bundle, though. I hope you will enjoy other parts too!

  2. Missie says:

    Yay! A new vampire series! I wonder if you would feel more connected to the world building aspect if you read the werewolf series first? Glad you had fun with book one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts; I've been curious about this one.

  3. Jenny says:

    Oh I didn't know she had a vampire series! I really enjoyed the werewolf books as well, so glad to hear you like this book just as much if not more:) I will definitely be picking this one up, I love a story that flows well and keeps you turning the pages!

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    @MelissaI have hopes for book 2 πŸ˜€ And I SO hope I know the couple for book 3, I kind of want that now…hihi@AudraI hope you like them πŸ˜€ And yes they just keep getting better@AnaIt's kind of meh, what can you do. Still behind it was a page turner. Loved that, I just needed to know things@VivienneI did not think it, I mean I love shifters but ok the vamps sure showed me

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    @Elysium HR PNR is fun, I do like it. I hope you get to read them one day@MissieSure it helps, but the world is pretty simple. Here we get introduced to the witches again, and in the last series they learned that there are lycans. Here they learn there are vamps πŸ™‚ So it works either way@NinaIt's the best feeling :)@JennyIf you like the wolves book then you will like these too. There is the same feeling in them

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @ChrisMore sweet vampy :)@YvonneI am sure you would like it, I sure did@JennyWould be hard to see from him only kissing her neck., but yes paranormal πŸ˜€

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    @StaciI hope you will! I just liked how I just needed to know more@LarissaLol, I know. Just think of it like a paranormal masquerade then ;)@PattiShe, nah I liked her πŸ™‚

  8. VampFanGirl says:

    I love when a book has you desperately turning the pages. Great review, Blodeuedd. I haven't read this author but I'm familiar with her mostly from your reviews. I love this cover too. Must add it to my TBR!

  9. deannalynnc says:

    I've never heard of this author before but I do enjoy stepping outside the box. Right now it seems that I'm into Vampire books a lot so I think I'm going to check out her werewolf series first…

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