“Do you want to be perfect?”
That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.
What she needs to do—according to her moody vampire friend Imogene—is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.
When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb.
Just when Celia starts to believe Ian may be the fairy tale ending she always wanted, her jerk of a creator returns to town, which spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved.
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought this book because I wanted to start the series from the beginning, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! The cover is cartoonish, but I really like it! This is the first book in the series, and my first time reading Sara’s work! This book is for adults only due to the murder, mayhem, and steamy content. Wow, I wasn’t expecting to love this book like I do! It was perfect with its “There’s Something About Mary” humor vampire style where everything that can go wrong does but making you laugh along the way. This is how Celia and Ian’s relationship is. I love all the 80s and 90s movie references too! There is definitely some mystery with the deaths, but I don’t want to give anything away. It was an awesome ending, but also left you an ending that makes you want to read the next book even more! Sara does a fantastic job pulling you into Celia’s life and her story! I loved every page and couldn’t put it down! I highly recommend this book to vampire fans who want a humorous story about an awkward new vampire! Off to read book 2!!! I can’t wait!
A-Positive(ly) Fun Vampire Romance I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this refreshing take on the vampire/paranormal/romance genre. The story is not only original but it is downright good. The main character, Celia a newly turned vampire, is upset because she has not transformed into the vampiric beauty she has envisioned she would become. She lacks the confidence and finesse she had hoped being a vampire would bring. Not only does she see a shrink to help her cope with everything she even "buys" her blood supply from a hospital blood bank employee! It isn't until an unlikely friendship begins with Imogene, an over the top "say it like it is" fellow vampire, that Celia begins to "transform". With Imogene's help she begins to become more confident and even begins to date her ex-surfer neighbor Ian. Once Celia emerges from her shell the antics begin! Danny, the vampire who turned Celia into a vampire, shows up and Celia must defend all she holds dear. I look forward to reading more from this author and I hope the sequel will be coming soon.
Unabashedly witty and charming, Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer is what you’d get if John Hughes and Amy Heckerling teamed up to write a vampire rom-com. Bauer’s book is whip-smart, funny as hell, and utterly adorable. Celia is quirky and endearing as the reluctant newbie vampire, and her unlikely BFF Imogene is endlessly delightful. As the romantic foil, Ian is perfectly swoon-worthy and lovably dorky in equal parts. And the villainous Danny is the perfect fodder for Celia to face down as she gets her fangs under control, and starts taking control of her undead life. Bauer has a knack for comedic writing, and her humor carries the book from start to finish — with bits of drama, danger, romance (both sweet and steamy), and friendship interjected throughout for what is, ultimately, a totally fun, engaging read. The characters and the comedy draw you in, and the characters and their dilemmas see you through to the very last page. I loved every bit of this book. Though written for adults, none of the mature content is too graphic; so this would be perfectly appropriate for older teens, as well. And in fact, Celia does experience her own coming-of-age story throughout the course of Bite Somebody; but rather than transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, Celia transitions from her human life (which, let’s face it, was rather droll and depressing) into her vampire life, where she learns to embrace her identity, her sexuality, and her thirst for life.