Born to Bite (Argeneau Vampire Series #13) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom . . .

But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.

Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad ...

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Born to Bite (Argeneau Vampire Series #13)

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Overview

Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom . . .

But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.

Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in tight black leather. She claims she's hiding from dangerous fiends, though he suspects something more. But after three wives who've all had trouble remaining, well, undead, Armand is reluctant to open his heart again. Then strange accidents start to happen, each deadlier than the last, and Armand realizes he may not have much time to prove he's a lover, not a slayer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062008787
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #13
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 13,264
  • File size: 376 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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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Argeneau Novel with a bit of mystery

    Born to Bite is the 13th book in the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. This book takes place immediately after the Rouge Hunter with (I think) part of them coinciding.

    Eshe, one of the Enforcers for the council, is sent to investigate Armand Argeneau in the deaths of his previous wives as well as the death of his son's wife. Armand is told by his brother Lucian that Eshe is in need of protection as a way to get Eshe in the door. While Eshe begins her investigation she discovers that there are many who care for Armand, including the town-folk where he lives, the families of his deceased wives and his second (Cedrick).

    Born to Bite is not exactly the typical Argeneau novel, Eshe and Armand are already both immortal and have both previously had a life mate. There is no adjustment to learning about the immortals and the possibility of lifemates. Rather this book focus on discovering a mystery that has plagued Armand Argeneau for many years. I really enjoyed this addition to the series, getting the chance to get to know Eshe and Armand was a treat!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2011

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    Boring

    I'm getting really bored with Lynsay Sands and this series. The story is always the same, only with different characters and occasionally, a different setting. But there is always the inevitable staking with which the lover will revive them with plenty of blood, blah blah blah. Always the same, never changing. And the predictibility is just ridiculous. I'm ready for something new and exciting, which thankfully I have found in other authors. If you've read one argeneau novel, then you have read them all. Don't waste your time or money.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2010

    Vangtastic read

    Exactly what you would expect from Lynsay Sands. Funny, Sexy and thrilling to read. I could not put the book down and the way she discribes their first tast of food again would make you think that Lynsay is a vampire herself. Great book and series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Happy resolution.

    Nothing better than resolving cliffhangers in a very satisfying way. And needless to say, Ms. Sands accomplished that easily.
    As always, I thoroughly enjoyed Lynsay's latest. The chemistry between the H/H was fabulous and kept me reading way, way passed my bedtime. Absolutely loved it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2010

    I liked it, but....

    Let me begin by saying I love this series and I did like this book, however, Armand and Esche really did not have the sizzle of the couples in the previous books. I agree with the reviewer who said everything between them was "accepted and expected". Armand does at first try to send Esche away to protect her from the fate of his wives but he doesn't try very hard or for very long so no real sexual tension gets built up. Having said this, I am glad the mystery that left me hanging in the previous novel was cleard up and even though I thought I had it figured out early on, there was a twist I didn't expect. I still remain a fan of the series and will jump on the next novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2010

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    terrific atypical entry

    Vampire Armand Argeneau is stunned when his lifemate and two other women close to him all died mysteriously accidental. The Council sends undercover Enforcer Eshe d'Aureus to investigate the farmer as the brass wonders if Armand is a spousal serial killer. His brother Lucien enables Eshe to get onto Armand's farm as he tells his sibling that she is hiding from Leonius Livius the second who wants her dead.

    As she investigates her host, she and Armand are shocked to realize they are life mates. Neither is pleased with this revelation as she fears she loves a psychopathic murderer and he fears the three women he cherished were murdered by an unknown adversary who probably will make his fourth female he holds dearly the next target. When the incidents begin, Eshe wants to believe a third party is causing them, but she still has niggling doubts about her beloved as all evidence seems to point to him yet everyone who knows him including his in-laws think the world of him.

    The latest Argeneau urban fantasy (see Bite Me if You Can, Love Bites and A Quick Bite) is a terrific atypical entry in which the story line is more of a super investigative thriller rather than the vampire romance though the latter is a key secondary subplot. The story line is fast-paced and contains amusing interludes especially when Eshe drives Lucien crazy. Series fans will relish this wonderful tale while newcomers will also appreciate the vampiric whodunit.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2010

    Not up to her usual.

    One of the reasons why I love reading Lynsay Sands is because her novels always have a great sense of humor and make me lol. This book has no humor at all. Too bad Lynsay lovers. This is her worst effort.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2014

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    Yes

    I love the way lynsay sands puts her plots together. Well read, easy to follow, another series I can not get enough of. I can not see how I missed any of her books.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    Armand seemed to be plagued with the worst luck in the women dep

    Armand seemed to be plagued with the worst luck in the women department. Losing 3 wives and a daughter-in-law, he finally decided,
    even before his son list his wife, to stay away from family members, but especially the female's. This of course led to a very lonely life
    and at the top of the councils suspect list. Lucian brings in Eshe to find the truth, and what results is a great mystery along with the two
    discovering they are life mates.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    A really good series!

    Immortals, really good looking immortals, that fall in love with mortal women. Comedy and danger come into play to make this a fast page turner or on a nook a quick page swipper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Amazing series....I will be truthfully sad when I am through wit

    Amazing series....I will be truthfully sad when I am through with the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Excellent read.

    Sands has created human characters that are far from Stoker's nightmares. There is much humour, tenderness, and a mystery plot that rides to the end.
    As with the preceding novels in this series, I highly recommend the Argeneau vampire series for light, and yet, some semi-serious reading entertainment.

    -------Leonard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Justin

    Played with the ring

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Sarah

    Hello?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Most action packed

    I really do enjoy this series. Note that you should read them in order. I started on 15 and then grabbed the first book on my nook at a discount. After reading book one I couldnt put it down. Born to Bite has been my favorite with action and drama. I even shed a tear at the end a true sign of a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    highly recommend

    awesome books

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    Highly Recommend

    Keeping true to the series Lynsay delivers yet again.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Excelent

    Love it! you will like this book in the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Great book

    Anyine whi strting to the read the series will enjoy this book since its giving answers to the pervious book...thats lynsay sands style in a way leave yiu hanging till yiu buy the next book to explain how and why its fun and entertaining...if you dont like well thats to bad...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    I LOVE TO LAUGH!!!!

    LYNSAY IS TRULY FUNNY WITH A ROMANTIC TWIST! SHE ADDS A LITTLE MYSTERY AND WRAPS IT ALL UP WITH FAMILIAR CHARACTERS THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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