A Bite to Remember (Argeneau Vampire Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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Rule #1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up.

Once bitten, twice shy, and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey wasn't going there again. Vincent Argeneau may be the hottest guy she's ever met, living or dead, but she's here to stop a killer from turning this vampire into dust, not to jump into bed with him.

Rule #2: Never kiss a vampire . . . it can be a pain in the neck.

Okay, ...

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Overview

Rule #1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up.

Once bitten, twice shy, and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey wasn't going there again. Vincent Argeneau may be the hottest guy she's ever met, living or dead, but she's here to stop a killer from turning this vampire into dust, not to jump into bed with him.

Rule #2: Never kiss a vampire . . . it can be a pain in the neck.

Okay, so Vincent's had four hundred years to perfect his kissing skills, and he does look rather tempting when he runs around the house shirtless. He's also charming, protective . . . did we mention he can kiss? Jackie needs to be on her guard, or else she'll have to come up with a new rule: If you're going to fall in love with a vampire, make sure it's a bite to remember.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061739132
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #5
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 11,920
  • File size: 635 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.
Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

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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A Bite to Remember


By Lynsay Sands

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Lynsay Sands
All right reserved.

ISBN: 006077407X

Chapter One

"Vincent? Are you there? If you're there, pick upthe phone."

Vincent Argeneau forced one eyelid upward and peered around the dark room. His home office, he saw, managing to make out the shape of his desk by the sliver of light coming through the door cracked open to the hallway. He'd fallen asleep on the couch in his office.

"Vincent?"

"Yeah?" He sat up and glanced around for the owner of that voice, then realized it was coming through his answering machine on the desk. Giving his head a shake, Vincent got to his feet and stumbled across the room. He snatched up the cordless phone, dropped into his desk chair, and growled, "Bastien?"

"Vincent? Sorry to wake you, cousin. I waited as late as I could before calling."

Vincent grunted and leaned back in the chair, running his free hand over his face. "What time is it?"

"Five P.M. here in New York. I guess that makes it about two there in L.A.," Bastien said apologetically.

"Two," Vincent muttered. No wonder he was exhausted. He'd been up until 9 A.M. dealing with phone calls, then had drawn the blackout curtains in the room and lain down on the couch here rather than go to his bed. He hadn't wanted to miss Bastien's call.

"Are you awake?"

"Yeah." Vincent scrubbed his hand over his face again, then reached out to turn on his desk lamp. Blinking in the increased light, he said, "I'm up. Were you able to get a hold of that private detective company you said was so good?"

"That's why I couldn't call any later than this. They're on their way. In fact, their plane was scheduled to land at LAX fifteen minutes ago."

"Jesus!" Vincent sat up abruptly in his seat. "That was fast."

"Jackie doesn't waste time. I explained the situation to her and she booked a flight right away. Fortunately for you, she'd just finished a big job for me and was able to put off and delegate whatever else she had on the roster."

"Wow," Vincent murmured, then frowned as he realized what Bastien had said. "She? The detective's a woman?"

"Yes, and she's good. Really good. She'll track down your saboteur and have this whole thing cleaned up in no time."

"If you say so," Vincent said quietly. "Thanks, Bastien. I appreciate it."

"Not a problem. Happy to help."

Vincent opened his mouth to speak, then paused as he heard a woman's muffled voice in the background. He began to grin. "Is that Terri?"

"Yes. She says hello, and says to warn you -- " He paused to clear his throat. "Er . . . Vincent, mother is on her way out there too."

"What?" Vincent stood abruptly. The news was rather shocking. Aunt Marguerite hadn't visited his home in decades. Usually, he visited her in Canada. She'd chosen the worst possible time to decide to visit sunny California. "Why?"

"Er . . . well, that's a funny thing really." Bastien gave a nervous laugh. "It seems she's come to the conclusion that you may be lonely and depressed."

"What!" Vincent gaped at the phone.

"Yeah. She thinks your being here in New York and witnessing Terri and I getting together -- as well as seeing my siblings with their life mates -- may have upset you, your still being single and all. She seems to think you may need cheering up or maybe some help seeing to the situation."

"Dear God," Vincent muttered, raking one hand through his hair.

"Yeah, I thought you might feel that way," Bastien said sympathetically. "I did try to dissuade her from going, but . . . You know how my mother is once she gets an idea into her head."

"Dear God," Vincent repeated.

"She's on a later flight," Bastien informed him. "She won't arrive until six o'clock your time and she's arranged for a car rental so you won't have to pick her up."

"Does she know about what's going on here?"

"No," Bastien said. "And unless you want her interfering, I suggest you not tell her."

Vincent gave a bark of laughter. Interfere was an understatement. If Marguerite Argeneau knew someone was sabotaging her nephew's business, she'd be determined to track them down and sort it out. She was very protective of those she loved and he was fortunate enough to count himself in that category.

"Dear God," he said unhappily.

"Just stick her in a guest room, give her a bunch of tourist pamphlets, and let her entertain herself," Bastien suggested. "She'll get bored and move on eventually."

Vincent grimaced, thinking nothing was ever that easy. "I'm guessing I wasn't expected to pick up this Jackie and . . ." He paused, trying to recall the second name Bastien had mentioned.

"Tiny," he supplied. "No, they'll have a rental too. Otherwise I'd have called sooner."

"Right." Vincent sighed.

"I'm guessing you probably have about half an hour before they get there. I figured that was enough time to get ready."

"Yeah," Vincent agreed.

"Okay. I guess I'll let you go wake yourself up before they arrive."

"Yeah, okay. Hey, tell Terri -- " Vincent paused and glanced toward the hallway as a knock sounded at his front door. Frowning, he stood and headed out of the office, taking the cordless phone with him. "Hang on. There's someone at the door."

"That's probably the package I sent out for Mom," Bastien said. "If so, you'll have to get it in the refrigerator right away."

"Must be nice having your meals prepared and delivered," Vincent said dryly as he walked up the hall.

"We'll eventually sort that out too, cousin," Bastien said quietly, and Vincent felt guilty for bellyaching. Bastien had set his scientists to work on finding a cure for his problem years ago. If there wasn't one yet, it wasn't for lack of trying.

"Is it the blood?" Bastien asked as Vincent pulled the front door open.

"Umm . . . no," he answered, his gaze running over the duo on the marble step before him. He'd never set eyes on such an unlikely pair. . . .

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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

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2006

    Impressive! Not just fluff anymore.

    Just finished Lynsay Sands 'A Bite To Remember' and was to my great surprise... *impressed*. I expected the typical humor romance FLUFF that the former books of the series were. 'Love Bites' 'Tall Dark and Hungry' 'Single White Vampire' and 'A Quick Bite' were all enjoyable, but without a doubt, fluff-- cotton candy, cherry soda vampire fare. But the latest in the series really is a 'A Bite To Remember' and is all dark, suspenseful, and red blooded as a vampire main course. Much more mature and adult themes in the content. I've read a lot of vamp related fiction that's come out this year, and this one rises to the top with high marks all around. So far it's one of my favorites of this year's crop of new paranormal fiction. The very mortal PI Jackie Morrisey is called in to find out who is gunning for Vincent Argeneau, vampire, as his business suffers escalating acts of sabotage, from property damage, to injured employees, and now... murder. Jackie is one of the few people in the know about vampires, but her past encounter with an unscrupulous vamp named Cassius has left her on her guard, with good reason. Previous books in the series have focused on the honorable and almost laughably 'goody goody' Argeneau vampires, who rarely misuse their powers. Now in the latest book, we see the darker, more sordid side of the coin, when vampires of nastier persuasion use those same powers casually, in ways that demean and destroy. Jackie has been a victim of the petty side of vampire powers, seduced and betrayed, she'd vowed never to let another vampire get to her that way again. Vincent Argeneau has been slowly withdrawing from life for decades. Something he hadn't really realized until Jackie shows up and shakes it up enough that Vincent can see the difference between really living, and merely existing. Jackie's perception of vampires as selfish b*****ds is challenged by the example Vincent presents, and his unexpected innocence about the dark natures that people around him, human and vampire, may act upon. Jackie has a mystery to solve, a client to protect, and it's not just her heart she might lose if she gets too close to Vincent. Again, this is one of my favorite new paranormal reads of this year. Dark, suspenseful, and the s*xual content got to me in the best way. I usually skim Romance Book s*x, but this made me pause, rewind, and play over. Hot. *fans self*

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I have read the complete series, and waiting for the next one out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2012

    Love this series...

    The Argeneau series is a comedy, drama, love story all wrapped up in each book. Put them all together and you have an ongoing saga that builds as you read each of these stories. Each book adds more depth, texture, and richness to this family saga as each story is told.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    Aother intriguing story of the family! Love following all of them!

    Good story line. Kept me interested and reading to the very end. I love this series!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Yep

    I have eveey book this author has published, and reread them often.

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    Linsay Sands books have a great witty funny story line, along wi

    Linsay Sands books have a great witty funny story line, along with a mystery that leaves you guessing until the end, And this one wasn't
    any different. Vincent is a bored with life immortal actor, who is also one of the few immortal's that must feed from mortals directly thanks
    to an anomaly with his system. He also hates doing so and is quite picky about who he chooses to feed from. When too many accidents
    start occurring on his sets of plays he calls in private investigator Jackie Morrisey. Along with finding his life mate in her, they, with the
    help of friends solve the mystery of the accidents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Come on now!

    Stop telling me what happens! B&N is losing money when you guys do that.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Jorey

    Sitw asleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Izzy

    *stands up and looks for some food*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Well done

    Nice character developememt
    Good plot line

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Book #5 of the Argeneau Series

    We leave Canada in this book and head to California where it's Vincent's turn at finding a lifemate... Good thing it works out when Jackie becomes an immortal in a most unique way!!! New characters are added to this series in this book... you will really like them... especially Tiny.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommend

    Great series and author!

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Hard to put down. Cute read¿

    Vincent¿s story. I say ¿cute read¿ because I wasn¿t a fan of Vincent when he first appeared in the last book of this series ¿ book number 5, Bastian and Terri¿s story. But now I am a definite fan of his. Jackie puts a spin on this series, but in a good way. And Tiny, Jackie¿s partner, adds even more humor to this series. I really and truly enjoyed this book.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

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    Good Read...

    Let's face it...all the books in this series so far have been fluffy, cotton candy, quick read just to have something to read kind of books. Vincent & Jackie's story seemed to have a little more "bite" to it (excuse the pun!) Not just boy meets girl, have sex (a lot) and live happily ever after. This story actually had a story other than the relationship building of the main characters. I have read about every other paranormal romance series out there and had put off reading this series because I didn't think that they had enough story in them to hold my attention...however, this series is surprising me by getting better and better with each book that I read. I hope the next one is just as good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2010

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    Truely Intriguing!

    I must admit this book kept me intrigued from the start to finish. The story is well written, and the characters are down to earth.
    Jackie is a PI/detective who works with a giant "Tiny" (ironic). They work as a team and they can solve everything. Vincent is a hot Vampire that needs the help of a detective to help him find out who is trying to sabotage his life. His cousin recommends Jackie for the job, after all, she deals with their kind. She may not like them, but she takes her job seriously. Vincent is intrigued with the woman and has strange feelings for her....Could she be his life mate? It is hard to think because Jackie does not like; nor trust Vampires.
    The men in this book are just amazing.....Vincent (Totally hot Vampire), Tiny (Giant with a lot of heart..another plus; he can cook), the twins (strong and knowledgable). I truely loved Marguerite. She is Vincent's Aunt. She is a wonderful woman to helps everyone.
    You have to read this book....you won't be sorry. I finished this book in 2 days.

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  • Posted January 26, 2010

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    AHhhhhHHH

    i love this series. Sooo sexy, my favorite! :D
    god, the men are the sweetest things, i wish i could find one like them (;

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    for sister

    I purchased these for my sister and she read one in a day and is on another one now! She LOVES them

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Vamps are the coolest

    My favorite part was when Venicent got protective of Jackie. It was just so sweet and i wish i get an husband like that bcuz men like that are rare.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    i like the book

    I like all the books lynsay sands wrights but the sex has to much detail my granddauther wanted to read i could not let her read cause to much sex and she likes to read vampire story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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