Between the well written characters and intriguing storyline, Lovers Bite by Maggie Shayne delivers on all accounts. In the first book Demons Kiss, we learn about a mixed group of paranormal beings called The Chosen. Topaz is a vampire seeking the truth of her mothers death. Tired of feeling horrible about his actions, he decides he must have Topazs forgiveness and sets out to win her trust, and appoints himself to help her find out the truth about her past. Jack is a pretty complex character within himself. There is a lot of well written characters in this book. I do not think you have to read the first book Demons Kiss to understand the world of The Chosen.
Hero: Jack Heart Heroine: Topaz Love Scene Level: To me: Leave it to your imagination. The two are looking for the man that killed Topaz's mother. The man that could be Topaz's father. And one thing for sure, the man that raised Topaz wasn't her father. At first, I was feeling the tension between Topaz and Jack and then after a while, I was like what! The vampires in this book can't go out, until sunset. Another thing that I didn't like about this story is that the humans were tougher than the vampires. I like how Mrs. Maggie did her love scenes. In this book, the vampires are after a horrible man that have done some horrible things to some of them. Will I read another vampire book for my challenge?
Avevo iniziato questa serie appena era uscita, quindi ho conosciuto Rihannon, Gilgamesh e un altro vampiro di cui adesso non ricordo il nome, poi la serie si era fermata per un periodo e quando è ripresa me la sono persa, quindi riprendendo in mano questo libro sono rimasta un po spiazzata dagli avvenimenti accaduti ai vari personaggi. Comunque, ragazze, è leggibilissimo, anche perché la storia è indipendente dai precedenti, togliendo il fatto che non si conoscono le vicende dei personaggi secondari.
(view spoiler)I would also have liked to see more of her relationship with her mother and can only hope I will see more of it in the next book.
Reaper, Topaz, Jack, Roxy, Seth, Vixen and IIyana. Before Jack joined up with Reaper, he was part of Gregors gang. I believe you can read any of the books in this series as stand alone books.
Topaz is a firm believer of "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" and just isn't interested in anything Jack has to say. He joins Topaz on her quest to find out what really happened to her mother. I wish I knew more about what's going on with Reaper as well, he's a very intriguing character, but I think he may be coming up pretty soon in a book just for him.
Just a little over a year later, the house, which I had named, SERENITY, burned. The youngest of my five daughters had left home that same year, and while thats not a tragedy at all, it felt like one to me. I had lost almost everything before that point, and as I poked through the wet ashes and soot the next day, I realized that I had now been stripped all the way to the bone. (And no, I didnt come to that realization that day--there were a few days of wallowing in pity first, particularly the day after the fire, when I hit a deer and smashed up my car, which I was practically living in!) Thats when I started to laugh. And we've acquired a pair of stray cats as well, a mother and son, Luna (Lulu for short) and Butters aka Buddy. A few months later, Lulu returned, again expecting. This litter was born on the "Monster Moon." Again, all the kittens were spayed and neutered and placed in homes, and this time we got Lulu to the vet in time to spay her before the cycle could repeat. She has a story of her own, my old Glory cat, having been with me before the Dark Times descended, she went through it all with me, moved with me, survived the fire, and remains with me still.