A Quick Bite (Argeneau Vampire Series #1)

A Quick Bite (Argeneau Vampire Series #1)

by Lynsay Sands

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That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert—he's the main course!

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger's bedroom pretty quickly—once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? That's a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into . . . if he can just get Lissianna to bite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060773755
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 56,251
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.18(h) x 1.06(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.


London, Ontario

Place of Birth:

Leamington, Ontario

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A Quick Bite

By Lynsay Sands

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 Lynsay Sands
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ISBN: 0060773758

Chapter One

"Mmm. Your hair smells good."

"Umm, gee, thanks, Bob." Lissianna Argeneau peered around the dark parking lot they were crossing, relieved to see they were alone. "But do you think you could get your hand off my ass?"


"What?" She glanced up into his handsome face with confusion.

"My name is Dwayne," he explained with a grin.

"Oh." She sighed. "Well, Dwayne, can you get your hand off my ass?"

"I thought you liked me." His hand stayed firmly planted on her left butt cheek, squeezing in an altogether-too-friendly manner.

Resisting the urge to club him over the head and drag him into the bushes like the Neanderthal he was, she forced a smile. "I do, but let's wait till we get to your car to -- "

"Oh. Yeah. My car," he interrupted. "About that . . ."

Lissianna stopped walking to peer up into his face, her eyes narrowing suspiciously on the discomfort that suddenly flickered across his expression. "What?"

"I don't have a car," Dwayne admitted.

Lissianna blinked, her brain slow to accept this news. Everyone over the age of twenty owned a car in Canada. Well, practically everyone. Okay, perhaps that was an exaggeration, but most single males of dating age had wheels. It was like an unwritten law or something.

Before she could comment, Dwayne added, "I thought you'd have one."

It sounded almost like an accusation, Lissianna noted and scowled. In some ways, the women's movement really hadn't done them any favors. There had been a day when he, as the man, would have had the vehicle or taken on the responsibility of finding them a place to be alone without a second thought. Now he was looking displeased, as if she'd let him down somehow by not having a car.

"I have a car," she found herself saying defensively. "But I rode here tonight with my cousin."

"The chick with pink hair?"

"No. That's my friend, Mirabeau. Thomas drove," Lissianna answered absently as she considered the problem. He had no car and Thomas had locked up the Jeep when they'd arrived. She supposed she could go back into the bar, find Thomas and borrow his keys; but really, Lissianna didn't want to use his Jeep for --

"Well, that's all right. I don't mind the great outdoors."

Lissianna blinked her thoughts away with a start as he grasped her by the hips and drew her against him. She instinctively leaned away, putting some space between their upper bodies, but that did nothing to stop their lower bodies from meshing. It was suddenly clear that the idea of the great outdoors really didn't bother Dwayne. If anything, the hardness pressing against her suggested that the idea excited him. He was obviously an excitable guy, Lissianna decided. She herself didn't see the attraction of the great outdoors, at least not during a Canadian winter.

"Come on." Releasing her hips, Dwayne grabbed her hand and hurried her to the back of the parking lot. It wasn't until he was dragging her behind the large metal garbage bins in the back corner of the lot that she realized his intentions.

Lissianna bit back a sarcastic comment about his romantic nature and decided to just be grateful that it was early winter. While they hadn't had their first snow, it was cold enough that there was no odor from the rotting food in the large metal containers.

"This is good." Dwayne urged her back against the cold metal of a bin and crowded up against her.

Lissianna sighed inwardly, wishing she'd not left her coat inside. She was more immune to the cold than the average person, but not completely. The cold metal at her back was leaching heat out of her, forcing her body to work harder to stay warm. Hungry and dehydrated as she was, the last thing she needed at the moment was for her body to have to work harder.

The sudden sloppy assault of his mouth on hers forced Lissianna's thoughts to the matter at hand and convinced her it was time to take control of the situation. Ignoring the probing poke of his tongue at her closed lips, she caught her fingers in the front of his jacket and turned, slamming him up against the bin a little harder than she'd meant to as she traded places with him.

"Whoa," he chuckled, eyes brightening. "A wild woman."

"Like that, do you?" Lissianna asked dryly. "Then you're gonna love this."

Releasing his coat, she raked one hand into the hair at the back of his skull and caught him by the short strands there. Jerking his head sideways, she moved her mouth to his neck.

Dwayne murmured with pleasure as she ran her lips lightly along the line of his jugular vein. Once she'd found the best spot for her purposes, Lissianna opened her mouth, breathed in through her nose as her canines slid out to their full, sharp length, then sank them into his neck.

Dwayne released a little gasp and went stiff, his arms tightening around her, but that only lasted for the briefest of moments. He soon began to relax against the cold bin as Lissianna sent him the sensations she was experiencing; the satisfaction as blood coursed up through her teeth and straight into her system, the dizzy rush as her system moved eagerly to absorb this offering.

The only description she could have given to explain that initial reaction, was the off-kilter list of a boat when everyone on board rushed to one side of the deck, making it tilt in the water. Lissianna's body had the same reaction as her hungry blood rushed to absorb the new blood, racing from every part of her body toward her head, where her teeth were sucking in what her body so desperately needed. It caused a not-unpleasant head rush. She imagined it was similar to what people experienced when they took a drug. Only this wasn't a drug, it was life to Lissianna.


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A Quick Bite (Argeneau Vampire Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 727 reviews.
Twilightfever More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book on a whim in hopes of finding another series to tide me over while I waited for Lover mine By J.R.Ward. Man I was floored by how I got into it. I did not put this book down until I finished it and then immediatly picked up the next in the series. I recommend this entire series to anyone who wants to fall in love with a book. There were parts of this book that had me rolling on the floor with tears in my eyes and cramps in my gut from laughing so hard and parts that were so steamy I really needed a release myself. Good thing I am married.
MyHeadInTheClouds More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a light and enjoyable read, do not hesitate. Pick this one up. It took awhile for me to get the book's tone and get accustomed to the writer's style but as soon as I realized that it was about a vampire who is suffering from hematophobia and a psychologist who was abducted to treat her of said phobia, I knew that hilarity would ensue and I was not disappointed. The story is entertaining, sexy and really funny at times. The characters are relatable and the dialogue will make you smile. Lissi and Greg were a delight to get to know and I look forward to getting to know the rest of the Argeneau family as I read the series.
doggis More than 1 year ago
Exciting and well written. finished it in half a day. Very enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo good. A definite must read. Its twilight for adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the books in this series are fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Argeneau Vampire Series by Lynsay Sands. I found the main characters very interesting and humorous. Lissianna's phobia gives it an interesting twist, and Greg's ideas as to why he's at the Argeneau home at first are simply hilarious. Lissianna's mother, Marguerite, is a shining example of of the nosy over involved mother, but that's why the Argeneau's love her. I do as well. The end is unexpected but very good. Lissianna and Greg have sparks from the first moment and their chemistry is first rate. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please do something about Harriet Klasner..she ruins reviews..hence, i dont want to buy the book.....also this chat room for kids about cats are ruining B& Nobles reputation.
lorainediaz49 More than 1 year ago
Lynsay Sands has several different series she writes about, however the Argeneau Vampire series is my favorite. It puts a whole different slant on the term -Vampire- and dark, cold nights, sleeping in graveyards or coffins, and drinking blood the typical way; by killing their victims, and flying away like a bat! The Argeneau family only drinks bagged blood, provided by blood banks owned and operated by vampires. The best part of her books is the humor she puts on situations guaranteed to upset the average human being-vampire or not! In this story the main character,faints at the sight of blood, so her mom kidnaps a psychiatrist-to help her daughter as a birthday present! What happens is what the book is about. I thoroughly enjoyed this book so much, I went and bought the rest of this series and was not disappointed. I am looking forward to the next installment.
AnneMOliver More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series for a few years now, and even though I had already read this, when it popped up as a selection for my nook I knew I had to get it again! I've always been a fan of Lynsay Sands, both her historical romance novels and this series. She makes the characters so likeable, (even when they sometimes aren't!) and especially in this series, she stays consisent. You get to know one character from one book, and then they reappear in another, yet you never feel lost. You remember every little detail. High recommend that anyone who likes romance and vampires (who don't sparkle in the sunlight) buy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want an easy read with some humor, this will fit the bill. The characters were funny and the plot was different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the few good laugh out loud moments this book gave me. And the craving to know more about the other characters. At some points the story just seemed silly, but for this read, it worked. A story with its own charm to draw u in.
Luv2ReadSH More than 1 year ago
I like the book. It was funny in places. I thought the actuall story line could have had a little more substance but overal pretty good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and the new viewpoint on vampirism in general. There are 17 books in this series and I can easily see me reading them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect when i started this series. I usually stay in the young adult section when looking for books, trying to keep the characters young and interesting as i am in my early thirties. I like this series a good vampire series with action and some steamy moments. Each book seems to center around a different member of the family. I am only on the third book, but so far I love them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one of the best from this seris
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it so much I've put more of the series in my ewish list. Same type of vampire book but with a wonderful twist. Kept me reading right to the very end.
JayFray More than 1 year ago
I greatlly enjoyed reading this book even though I had read Love Bites first. At that time I did not realize the book was part of a series so I went in search of the this book, the first in the Argeneau line. Lynsay Sands puts a new spin on the race of people known as "vampires" and makes it seem as if there may actually be vampires around today. I greatly enjoyed the different personalities of each character and the humor throughout the book. After reading the first two books in the series, I am now reading the third and I am on a mission to read them all! A great way to relax and unwind after a hard day or a great way to enjoy a rainy day!
PickUptheBook More than 1 year ago
This book is just not for me, and I won't buy any others in the series. It looked cute on premise, something to pass a rainy day with, but it was very difficult to get through. It just didn't keep my attention, the plot was a bit rough, the writing not my style. Keep in mind I am of the minority, though. You might enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this series by accident. I bought book #11 (The Inmortal Hunter) and loved it; after I found out it was part of a series bought all the books. Can decide which one is my favorite, but "A Quick Bite" is definately funny and entertainning, once I started couldn't put it down... the thought of a hemophilic vampire had me laughing all nite long!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be the begining of the the series it was a disappointment. While the main character Gregg was a sweatheart; Marguerite, the head of the Argeneau family was obnoxious and noisy. Marguerite did no allow Greg and Lissianna to explore their feelings for each other comfortably and at their own pace. This could have been a great book if Lissianna was more idependent and did not allow Marguerite to run her life. Overall this is a good story dont stop here since the next installments (Ethien, Lucian and Bastian's stories) are great!
Leigh30 More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift recently and started reading it last night and finished it this evening. It was so good I just couldn't put it down. The beginning was kind of slow but then it really started to pick up a little later. It was a little different spin on the whole vampire stories that I'm used to reading but I think it made it fun. There were definitely funny parts in it which made it rather entertaining. I'll definitely have to get the next book in the series.
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Lavinient on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my kind of paranormal romance. The conflicts were boring and/or ridiculous (hi, I am a 200 year vampire who faints at the sight of blood). I didn't like the hero and heroine enough to care about their relationship. The story and dialogue were silly without being funny. And I felt the way the vampire characters acted conflicted with how I imagine people who are hundreds of years old would think and act. Maybe I just like my vampires a little more tortured.