Book Review: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Bite

Posted August 1, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Bite

Bite

by Angela Knight, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Vickie Taylor

four-stars

Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #8.5, Mageverse #2.5, Sookie Stackhouse #5.25, Undead #2.5

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Death's Excellent Vacation, Must Love Hellhounds, Hit List, Bloody Bones, Beyond the Dark, Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Flirt, Bullet, Swimming Without a Net, Never After, Home Improvement: Undead Edition, Kiss the Dead, An Apple for the Creature, The First Death, Affliction, Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, "Shutdown", A Kiss of Shadows, Lunatic Café, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral’s Kiss, A Lick of Frost, Blue Moon, Games Creatures Play, Hot Blooded, After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse, Dead Ice, Jason, Crimson Death.

Genres: Anthology, Erotic Romance, Short Stories, Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 297 pages and was published by Jove on December 28, 2004. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

An anthology of five vampire stories ranging from the erotic to the careful.

In 2006, Vickie Taylor’s “Blood Lust” from the Bite anthology was nominated for the RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Romance Novella.

Series:

“Girl Who was Infatuated with Death” (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, 8.5)
“One Word Answer (Sookie Stackhouse, 5.25)
“Biting in Plain Sight” (Undead, 2.5)
“Galahad” (Mageverse, 2.5)

The Stories

Laurell K. Hamilton‘s “Girl Who was Infatuated with Death” is the case of an underage girl lying her way into being turned into a vampire. With time of the essence, Anita has to contact Jean-Claude, breaking her six-month absence from his and Richard’s lives.

Charlaine Harris’ One Word Answer‘” is a sub-rosa trial of the murderer of Sookie’s cousin, Hadley, when Mr. Cataliades arrives at Sookie’s to inform her of her cousin’s death and subsequent bequest to Sookie.

“One Word Answer” also appears in Touch of Dead.

MaryJanice Davidson‘s “Biting in Plain Sight‘” is the story that started me on Davidson’s Queen Betsy series. I just loved Sophie and Liam together as they take action to save young women being targeted by a sociopathic vampire with the help of the snarking Queen Betsy and the very cool King Eric.

I still can’t place this story within the series but Alice is reporting to Eric about how much she’s enjoying her job of several months caring for George, Happy, Skippy, Trippy, Sandy, Benny, Clara, and Jane.

Angela Knight‘s “Galahad” is trial-by-fire, so-to-speak for Caroline, a newly created Majae without battle training, when she gets a vision of the chalices created by Geirolf. That vision includes a knight, one of the vampires, the male half of her new people.

Somehow a link has formed between them, leading Caroline to Galahad where he’s relaxing at the bar having just returned from a nightmare of a mission. I just love Galahad. The contrast between what we’ve always “known” about King Arthur and his knights and this Galahad is so severe. He’s laconic, incredibly sexy, and very in-the-moment with a heartwarming compassion.

Vickie Taylor‘s “Blood Lust” is different. Daniel has come up with a blood substitute but betrayed by his supposed benefactor. The lengths to which Daniel will go to retrieve the formula and “save the girl” are incredible with an even more incredible ending. Good ‘un!

The Cover and Title

The cover as do the stories do indeed have a Bite with the blood dripping from the base of the “T”.


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