"Ms. Rowen writes very funny and clever dialogue..."

Sarah's uncomplicated and unexciting life has suddenly hit the wall. Well more like some dirt that keeps hitting her in the face as her blind date tries to bury her in the ground. She soon finds out that said blind date is a vampire and decided that he wants her for eternity. So he bit her neck and tries to bury her in the ground to help her in the process of transformation.

Sarah's had it. Not happy with the bite mark on her neck she lets her date have it pepper spray and runs away. However where there are vampires there are sure to be vampire hunters to follow, all jacked up on machismo and righteousness. And no matter how much she tries to convince them she is not a vampire, they are not buying it, especially when her neck is dripping blood.

Fortunately for Sarah, Thierry de Bennicour, an ancient vampire who is tired of his undead life is in the process of taking his own life. Begging him for help, Thierry ends up rescuing Sarah by throwing them both off of the bridge he is perched on to the water below.

Sarah awakens later on in Thierry's residence and still has not accepted what she is becoming. It really isn't until she has her first sip of diluted blood and water that she starts pondering it. Of course when she gets fired later that day for trying to suck the bosses finger off, she realizes it's time to revisit the vampire theory.

Ms. Rowen writes very funny and clever dialogue that keeps the reader engaged. However I found the romantic story between Sarah and Theirry more one sided as she pursued him even though he demonstrated little desire to take it further. Also the vampires in this story came across rather meek and mild. While the villains or vampire hunters were very over the top 'redneckish' types. For me this made the book a bit imbalanced. Most of my reading enjoyment came from Sarah's personal growth as a character and her hilarious insights as she tries to accept her new life.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006


There's a new vampire in town...

Dear Mom,

I might be a wee bit late for Cousin Missy's wedding. It's been a tough week. Turns out, my blind date from hell was literally from hell. Guy bit me. Next thing I know, I'm being chased all over the city by vampire hunters. And did I mention that I got fired, too?

Bright side-I met a man. Thierry de Bennicoeur. How great is that name? Anyway, he's sexy, six-hundred years old, and a tad suicidal, but no one's perfect, right? And we have a deal-he's gonna show me the ropes of the vampire world, and I'm supposed to help him end his existence. Or maybe I'll just try to convince him life is worth living-no small challenge with the mostly immortal, let me tell you. I'll admit it's a complicated relationship. But with any luck, I just might have a date for that wedding after all...

Hugs and Kisses,

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Bitten and Smitten
(Immortality Bites: Book 1)
by Michelle Rowen

Warner Books (Forever)
January 1, 2006
Available: January 1, 2006
ISBN #0446617008
EAN #9780446617000
400 pages
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Michelle Rowen

Touch and Go
Something Wicked
The Demon in Me
Reign or Shine
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