Book #1 in the Immortality Bites series! My name is Sarah Dearly, and I'm having a week from hell—literally. My blind date bit me and made me into a vampire, and now I'm being chased all over the city by vampire hunters who want to introduce me to their wooden stakes.
While fleeing for my life on four-inch stilettos, my path crossed with the most gorgeous man I've ever met. Thierry de Bennicoeur is a sexy, 600-year-old master vampire with a death wish. And here's my plan: I'm going to convince him to guide me in my dangerous and unpredictable new vampire life, and in return, I'll show him that life's still worth living. To complicate matters, a vampire hunter named Quinn is after me, and he can't seem to decide if he wants to kill me or kiss me.
Being a vampire sucks, but it sure isn't boring!
"Rowen hits the nail (or is it the stake?) on the head with her feisty debut novel…a true modern girl's guide to (vampire) life." – Publishers Weekly
AUTHOR NOTE: Bitten & Smitten was previously published in 2006 by Grand Central Publishing. This edition has been edited and updated from the original manuscript.
Rowen hits the nail (or is it the stake?) on the head with her feisty debut novel about a reluctant vampire trying to cope with her newfound otherworldly status. After a blind date bites Sarah Dearly on the neck and is killed by vampire hunters, she discovers she's not only a vampire but also has been left to learn the ropes of the night by herself. Thank goodness for wise "master" vampire Thierry de Bennicoeur, who saves her life, shows her to the nearest vampire hangout and wins her heart in the process. Next comes a mix of misplaced trust, stakings and bad double dates, all with the goal of outwitting the vampire hunters and getting Thierry to see that Sarah's the one for him. Rowen perfectly balances suspense and wit by tossing in one-liners just when the novel could start getting too serious ("I just need to wash my face and brush my fangs first and we can get out of here," Sarah says). Mentions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Anne Rice ground the novel and make it a true modern girl's guide to (vampire) life.
This book has everything...drama, romance and lots of humour. It was highly entertaining from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read more from this author.