Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau Vampire Series #6) [NOOK Book]

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Once Bitten . . .

One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.

Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become ...

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Overview

Once Bitten . . .

One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.

Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life. Suddenly he finds himself craving coffee . . . and imagining the sassy brunette atop the black satin sheets on his nice big bed. It's Lucian's job now to enlighten Leigh on the inner workings of being immortal . . . and tutoring her is igniting a fire in him that hasn't burned in centuries.

But until they stop a renegade bloodsucker from destroying the human race, passion will have to wait!

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Lynsay Sands combines funny and vampire once again in this sixth entry in her Argenau vampire series. Not everyone wants to be a child of the night, as Leigh Gerard quickly discovers. She's walking home late at night, and the next thing she knows, a creepy guy bites her and makes her drink his blood. Before much more can go wrong, the newly turned Leigh is rescued by Lucian Argenau, a 2,000-year-old vampire who fights rogue vampires. He's been a little depressed lately but is happy to show Leigh a proper welcome. He introduces her to a few conveniences and benefits -- blood bags in the fridge, the disappearance of cellulite, and the ability to eat without gaining weight. Although Lucian can read minds, the fact that he can't read Leigh's suggests she just might be his lifemate. Despite interruptions from his extended family and Julius the mastiff, this unlikely romance starts to flourish. Just when it kicks into high gear, Lucian gets word that the rogues are returning to find Leigh and finish the job. There are some great odd-couple scenes in this book, including a mall shopping scene in which she goes off to buy lingerie and he buys books on how to get girls (he's a little rusty). Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Sands's delightful sixth visit with the Argeneaus (following A Bite to Remember), a clan of vampires living across present-day North America, features bitter, world-weary Lucian, a bloodsucker preoccupied with hunting down rogue vamps to protect the family-and to hide centuries-old grief for his dead wife and children. The depressed vampire finds a new lease on immortality when he becomes involved with Leigh Gerard, an independent woman fleeing an abusive relationship and looking to make a fresh start in Kansas City. After Leigh is attacked and turned by a wayward vampire named Morgan, Lucian becomes her unwilling tutor in the vampiric lifestyle. When he realizes he's falling in love with her, he has to figure out how to become the kind of man she could fall in love with as well-the kind of man he used to be. Though Sands doesn't have much of an antagonist in Morgan, her trademark humor and genuine characters easily carry the romance, and she's able to work in some creative twists on the standard vampire legend, keeping her series fresh and her readers hooked. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061739125
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #6
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 11,860
  • File size: 838 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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Bite Me If You Can

Chapter One

Leigh was only a block and a half from home when she noticed the footsteps echoing her own. At first she didn't think anything of it. This was Kansas. Nothing ever happened here, especially not at five in the morning. Even Dorothy and Toto had to get picked up by a tornado and dropped somewhere else for adventure to come their way.

Of course, this was Kansas City, not some backwater town. There was crime in the city. It was also five o'clock in the morning, and she was a lone woman walking down a dark street that...while a residential area of old houses with families...was also only a couple of blocks from the downtown core where the homeless and druggies tended to concentrate.

A shiver of unease crept up Leigh's spine as she became aware that the footsteps behind her had picked up speed and were drawing nearer. She'd walked this route hundreds of times over the last five years and never once felt uncomfortable . . . and didn't like that she now was. Telling herself to stay calm, she tried to recall what she'd been taught to do in self-defense class, but, of course, now that she needed it, her brain was blanking on her.

Wasn't that always the way?

She felt her muscles begin to tense as the footsteps continued to draw nearer, and feared if she didn't do something soon, it might be too late.

The thought spurred her into action. Changing direction, Leigh cut toward the curb to cross the street, casting a nonchalant glance back as she did, as if looking for traffic. The look didn't reassure her. The person approaching was a man; tall, slender, and dressed in dark clothes. She couldn't see his face, however; it was in shadow, thanks to the hood of his jacket. All she'd managed to do with her quick glance was make herself more uncomfortable, more on edge. More scared.

Acting as if she weren't troubled by his presence, Leigh started across the street, her mind now considering and discarding possibilities of what she should do. A glance around the dark house-lined street ahead told her she was on her own, there wasn't a car or pedestrian to be seen. No help there.

She really should have taken a taxi home, she acknowledged, but had never had a problem before, why should she have thought this morning would be any different? Besides, it was too late for regrets, they weren't going to get her anywhere.

Leigh felt her heart squeeze tight as the footsteps followed her across the street. Now her gaze was sharp as she scanned the houses she passed, searching for any sign of life, trying to deduce which she should approach for help. This was a quiet residential street, the houses in darkness, people having long retired for the night and not yet rising. She appeared to be the only person in this area who worked late and was still up.

Coco's, the restaurant/bar she owned, closed at 3:00 A.M. Well, the bar closed then, the restaurant area closed much earlier. Leigh managed the bar at night. Once the last customer trundled out and the cleaning crew set to work, she retired to her back office to do paperwork; filling out the work schedules, checking time cards, writing up orders, checking the day's receipts, and so on. She was usually done about the same time as the cleaners. Otherwise, she waited for them to finish, saw them out, locked up and headed home . . . always between 5:00 and 5:30 A.M., that dark predawn time when most criminals were tucked in bed.

Just as everyone on this road appeared to be, Leigh thought, her heart sinking. Then she spotted a porch light pop on several houses up. A moment later the front door opened and an older lady in a housecoat appeared. The woman didn't notice her coming up the street, her attention on the German shepherd who slipped past her to pad eagerly down the steps onto the front lawn.

"Waking me up before dawn." The woman's annoyed mutter carried clearly in the near silence. "You should have gone when I took you out for your walk earlier."

Leigh's heart lifted. A safe port in the storm. She could seek shelter from the woman and call the police, or maybe just a taxi. Surely the dog's presence would discourage the man following her from making a nuisance of himself?

She put on a burst of speed and opened her mouth to call out, but that was as far as she got. She never heard the man behind her pick up speed, never realized he'd rushed forward. Suddenly he was there before her, forcing her to an abrupt halt.

"Hello, Leigh."

The sound of her name made her pause with confusion, then the man shrugged the hood off his head, revealing his face.

"Donny?" She said with surprise, relief coursing through her. Donny Avries had worked the bar at Coco's for a year. He was always eager to please and a hard worker. Milly...Leigh's friend, and her day manager in the restaurant...claimed he had a crush on her and had begged for steady night shifts to be near her, but Leigh thought that was nonsense. They just got along well as friends. She'd been terribly upset when he'd gone missing more than a week ago.

Usually prompt, and often even early for his shift, Donny simply hadn't shown up on Monday night. Leigh had tried calling his apartment, but there'd been no answer. When he hadn't shown up the next night, she'd called again, then grown concerned and called his landlady to have her check on him.

The woman reported that while everything looked fine in his apartment, his cat was obviously hungry and the litter box had been overflowing, suggesting he hadn't been home for a while. While there were no signs that he'd left . . .

Bite Me If You Can. Copyright © by Lynsay Sands. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted September 8, 2012

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    Exciting and well written. Didn't take me long to finish. Very e

    Exciting and well written. Didn't take me long to finish. Very enjoyable

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    The Whole series is awesome

    I have read every book in the Argeneau Vampire series. They are awesome. It gives a different insight to the Vampire world. It's kind of like Twilight in the way she allows them to live/move amongst us. And the science behind why they are what they are is so believable you would think it's true. But the reason I like them the most is that it's a family of Vampires. And each book goes into a family member's background. And the romance is good.

    The negative's I found were that they were somewhat predictable in that each would find their lifemate. Getting there was the good part. And in the last 4-5 books, the romance came a little too soon for me. I liked it but I wanted more story/plot before the romance came into the picture.

    But these are great books. I would recommend them and if you have a bunch of time where you can read, they are great as you can read one right after the other.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Original, and exciting.

    I was impressed that there is a new take on the whole vampire universe still out there. This was a good book to read and I will definitely go back and read the rest of the series. And there are some really good romatic sequences!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2009

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    Sexy

    I love how they are both fighting eachother to <BR/>not kinda fall in love <BR/>I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!<BR/>they are soo cute for eachother<BR/>and i completly fell in love with the dog<BR/>and how rachelle just did not like lucian at all<BR/>and leigh was just there ro protect him lol<BR/>so sweet and simple<BR/><BR/>only they go through a couple of speed bumps<BR/>on the way to finding true love

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

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    Very addicting

    I love Lynsay Sands books. She is an amazing author who makes you really feel apart of the book. I finished this book in two days and couldn't put it down! If you love vampire and romance novels her books are for you. They captivate you and make you wish you could be the characters in the book. I can't wait to buy the next one :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    LYNSAY SANDS ROCKS!

    I love ALL OF THE Argeneau Series but BITE ME IF YOU CAN IS THE BEST BY FAR.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    A Good Read!!!

    I love Lynsay Sands. Her storylines are pretty good and she is very entertaining in her writing. My only drawback to her novels is the way her characters always seem to have a blood bag hanging from their fangs.

    Nothing wrong with a wine glass.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    best ever

    I am a total fan of uncle Lucian. He can bite me any time. A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Great read

    As always, Lynsay Sands provides great humor and romance. I enjoyed this one, because I've really liked Lucian in the other books - a seeminly coldhearted jerk who, of course, isn't as bad as all that. Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

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    Bite Me If You Can Will Leave You Laughing!

    I was hooked on Lynsay Sands books ever since I read The Accidental Vampire. It's sexy, fun, and down right entertaining. Bite Me If You Can is part of the Argeneau Vampire series...basically a big Immortal family. Each of Sands book have been about one or two of the Argeneau family members and how they met their lifemates. This book is about Lucern & Leigh's story. Leigh was just walking home from work when she gets attacked by Donny, he's been missing and works in Leigh's resturant. Leigh is turned into an Immortal by Morgan who is on the run because he's a Rogue. Lucern is an Enforcer of The Council, a group pretty much set up to keep Immortals in line. Lucern is in town to deal with Morgan but when he escapes he is stuck dealing with the innocent Leigh. The story continues on how their relationship develops and its a laugh from front to back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Enjoyed it

    Dragged but eventually picks up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    End of teritory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Sounda exciting!!

    This SOUNDS REALLY EXCITING SHOULD I READ IT YOU GUYS OR SHOULD I HOLD IT OFF OR JUST DO NOT READ IT AT ALL BUYY IT AND WAIT TO REA IT YOU GUYS TELL ME AND WILL TAKE YOUR OPINION

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

    Boring

    same as her other books, just different characters.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Witty and old collide when Lucian takes over the care of newly t

    Witty and old collide when Lucian takes over the care of newly turned immortal Leigh. Thinking he will just drop her care onto a family
    member, Lucian gets a shock in discovering he just helped save the life of his life mate. And now has to keep her safe while convincing
    her he can be trusted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    This one is my fav so far

    Loved it and so will u. Read them u will like it I promise

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    a must read!!!!

    oh men. did i laughed!!!! who'll ever thought big, bad wolf was going to fall that hard!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

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    It's the most awesome book I have read! Love the details and hum

    It's the most awesome book I have read! Love the details and humor in the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    &flame&fire&male&female&pi&psi&ying tao&phone&ace&diamond&spade&club&heart&smile&happy&face

    Bfd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Favorite

    My favorite out of all of them. Depressing uncle luciean isnt real. He can bite me anyday

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