Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau Vampire Series #6)

Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau Vampire Series #6)

by Lynsay Sands

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ISBN-13: 9780060774127
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/30/2007
Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 83,146
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

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 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. Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net.

Hometown:

London, Ontario

Place of Birth:

Leamington, Ontario

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Bite Me If You Can


By Lynsay Sands

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2007 Lynsay Sands
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780060774127

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 herinto 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 . . .



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Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau Vampire Series #6) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 365 reviews.
BookReviewerLA More than 1 year ago
Exciting and well written. Didn't take me long to finish. Very enjoyable
cruisegirlCA More than 1 year ago
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.
poisonivyDD More than 1 year ago
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!
ReCie More than 1 year ago
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.
Photographer More than 1 year ago
I love how they are both fighting eachother to
not kinda fall in love
I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
they are soo cute for eachother
and i completly fell in love with the dog
and how rachelle just did not like lucian at all
and leigh was just there ro protect him lol
so sweet and simple

only they go through a couple of speed bumps
on the way to finding true love
lovestoreadnovels More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love ALL OF THE Argeneau Series but BITE ME IF YOU CAN IS THE BEST BY FAR.
SuanChen More than 1 year ago
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.
Martha44150 More than 1 year ago
I am a total fan of uncle Lucian. He can bite me any time. A must read!
bigtimereaderUT More than 1 year ago
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!
mary1963 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Two Minute Review for ¿Bite Me If You Can¿ by Lynsay SandsLeigh was bitten by a rogue vampire and is saved by Lucian Argeneau. Lucian is sort of a police man of the vampire nation. It turns out the rogue wants Leigh back. Between helping her learn to control the thirst, protecting her and cleaning up after the dog, Lucian is a very busy vampire. I enjoyed the first part of the book. A man out of his element is funny and touching. I think parts of the book bogged down. There is not a lot of action in the middle and a lot of character interaction between Lucian and Leigh.
bhryk0 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This is book 6 is the Argeneau Vampire Series and I loved it.Lucian Argeneau, who is uncle to the people in the earlier books, is a hunter of rogue vampires and he has come to Kansas City to hunt one when he finds Leigh, a recently turned vampire.Lucian has been alone for a long time, since his family was lost in the fall of Atlantis. After a series of events he is left with having to look after Leigh and help her through her turning - he also finds he cannot read her which means she could be his life mate. Both Lucian and Leigh have to come to terms with that one.
AngelLocke on LibraryThing 2 days ago
One of my favorite series. If you haven't read these, please do.
blodeuedd on LibraryThing 2 days ago
My thoughts:Another good and light Argeneau vampire novel. I truly like that about this series. And once again, this one can easily be read as a standalone novel. I have only read 3 out of 6, but it works. There is a new couple in each, and the whole vampire thing is explained to the newbies. Trust me on this.In this one a woman, Leigh is out walking and gets attacked. Luckily for her Lucian comes to the rescue as he is hunting down her attacker. Since she is bitt...moreMy thoughts:Another good and light Argeneau vampire novel. I truly like that about this series. And once again, this one can easily be read as a standalone novel. I have only read 3 out of 6, but it works. There is a new couple in each, and the whole vampire thing is explained to the newbies. Trust me on this.In this one a woman, Leigh is out walking and gets attacked. Luckily for her Lucian comes to the rescue as he is hunting down her attacker. Since she is bitten he explains things to her *coughs*, ok he tries, he calls in help, and he is pretty bad at the whole thing. That is what I liked most about him, for someone among the oldest in the world (talking BC here), he is pretty bad at certain things. He is the grumpy grandpa that has given up on sex and food, since why bother at all. What can I say, I liked him, especially in one scene where he buys books about how to talk to woman. Leigh then, well she comes to term with the whole vampire/nano thing pretty fast. But she has been hurt by a man in the past so she is not that keen on falling in love, or lust with anyone.These books are light, there is some humour, and there is some passion. I just sat down and read it fast, and I do like books like that. You can just relax, sit back and read a cute story about a couple falling in love. Though as always there is some danger in them too, here it's the guy that bit her and he will be back at the end.What next, well I would really like to see Marguerite's book. That would be fun (nr 9 it seems ;)Conclusion:The whole vampire thing is still interesting, I do like the story of Atlantis and how "vampires" were created. The lightness and humour in the books make them fun reads. Cute and fast.Rating:They are enjoyable
Anonymous 4 days ago
Lucian is so funny in this book. He was so grumpy in the other books I love his sense of humor and I read this book in one day. Excellent
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I liked this story of a woman coming to terms with becoming a vampire and an old vampire coming to terms with his life-mate.Both characters were independent people who had to come to terms with being dependent on each other and relax their stress about trusting another person.Fun reading and I look forward to reading more in this series.
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This entire series is addicting!
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Dragged but eventually picks up.
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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