"I absolutely loved this book. Please tell me there will be more!"

Nixie is a punk rocker, guitar toting, Goth dresser, who is short of size and big on attitude. Her and Oscar (that's her guitar, not her love interest) get in and out of one fine mess after another. She's put in charge of a fundraiser to raise money to pay for the lawyer to stop the annexation, but really it's a bribe to pay off the Rogues so they don't chop and eat.

Julian is a stodgy lawyer vampire trying to save the city and, more importantly - the citizens, from being annexed into becoming a vampire buffet. Nixie's life is utter chaos between playing with her band the Guns and Polka, melting cheese balls, poker championships (at least I think its poker), beer tasting, and running a beauty pageant where all the contestants are polka-dotted. Oh by the way, vampires can get drunk if they bite the beer taster after said taster drinks enough beer to float a bus in.

Julian proves he can help solve her problems, take on a gang of Rogue Vamps, and impress her mother. Usually a stuffed shirt, he has no clue what to make of Nixie, and her slang language is harder to understand than Sanskrit. He will become anything Nixie needs, including dressing in leather chaps, no shirt and sporting an earring and lead guitar. Nixie learns to trust that not everyone wants to force her to conform to society, a serious relationship won't stifle her creativity, and that buying insurance is not the last step before death.

I love these two together! Fantastic chemistry! Julian loses control and Nixie gains it. I love a book where the characters grow, both themselves and together. The sassy wit and laughs start with the first sentence and these two keep you guessing till the last page.

Reviewed by Angie Gipson
Posted January 17, 2009


Nitro? Meet glycerin…

A Biting Love Novel

Punk musician Nixie Schmeling is a hundred pounds of Attitude who spells authority a-n-c-h-o-r and thinks buying insurance is just one more step toward death. So she really feels played when she’s “volunteered” to run the town’s first annual fundraising festival. Especially when she finds out it’s to pay for a heavy-hitting, suit-wearing lawyer—who’s six-feet-plus of black-haired, blue-eyed sex on a stick.

Attorney Julian Emerson learned centuries ago that the only way to contain his dangerous nature is to stay buttoned up. He’s come from Boston to defend the town from a shady group of suits…and an even shadier gang of vampires. But his biggest problem is Nixie, who shreds his self-control.

Nixie doesn’t get why the faphead shyster doesn’t understand her. Julian wishes Nixie would speak a known language…like Sanskrit. Even if they manage to foil the bloodthirsty gang, what future is there for a tiny punk rocker and a blue-blooded skyscraper?

And that’s before Nixie finds out Julian’s a vampire…

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!
Length: Novel

Warning: Contains more eye-popping sex, ear-popping language and gut-popping laughs than can possibly be good for you. And vampires. Not sippy-neck wimps, but burning beacons of raw sexuality—this means passionate blood-heating, violent bloodletting, and fangy bloodsucking. Oh, and cheese balls. Those things are just scary.

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Biting Nixie
(Biting Love: Book 1)
by Mary Hughes

Samhain Publishing
January 1, 2009
Available: January 13, 2009
ISBN #1605043583
EAN #9781605043586
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