Born to Bite, Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

There are so many delicious stories, paranormal or not one can curl up with. But on Halloween, in your favorite spot or in the bed with the candles lit reading about a dark handsome hero who may or may not be a hero makes for a sweet Halloween night. So if you are busy on Halloween answering the door for trickier or treaters, or after a night of taking your own monsters and goblins door to door relax, with a wicked tale.

Born to Bite a collection of historical short reads Dark Secret from Hannah Howell, who tells a tale of orphan Murdina Dunbar who meets her Dark Lord posing as Sir Gillanders Baldwin while working as his maid per the lady of the house instructions. Both most flee the castle together and find out each other’s true nature along the way.

The second story is Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby. King of the Highland Coven of vampires Aedan Macgregor has finally met his mate. He assumed she was human but later discovered she was part fae. The penalty for turning a fae is immediate death but his enemies may leave him little choice.

Born to Bite is wrapped up by Erica Ridley’s Never Been Bitten. Miss Elspeth Ramsay is not like other ladies of the ton, she investigates paranormal activities for the coin, the idle rich have to waste. She is investigating rumored vampire Mr. Macane. During her investigation she discovers vampires are real and even more about herself and her heritage, all while falling for Mr. Macane the Highlander, hunter for his people.

Dark Secret Highland Vampire Never Been Bitten
Bookswagger Marcia: Four crowns, good read on the way to swagger. I was really invested in Dark Secret, it did not read like a short story Mrs. Howell gave it her all. I loved the peak the story gave us into the well being of the MacNachtons. Murdina was a brave woman making her own way in a time that almost never happened. Sir Gillanders (read to find out his true identity) was a great and protective hero what we all want in our dark vampire heroes.  Four crowns, good read on the way to swagger. This story had me truly invested, we spent almost the entire read with the couple, with a few complications which made the plot extra juicy, very well done especially in a short story. I mean we have fae, vampires, plots to overthrow the throne and people trying to kill a witch. This was an exciting read. Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I enjoyed Never Been Bitten but it was not as strong as the other stories in Born to Bite. The concept was one I was excited to read about though. I love vampires in regency settings, we always read about them in today’s time and get glimpses of their past with this story we get to see them living the life.
Bookswagger Danielle: Four crowns, good read on the way to swagger. I liked the mix of vampirism and emotions, I found it to be an interesting combination. The chemistry
between Murdina and Gillanders was instantaneous and believable.
Four crowns, good read on the way to swagger. This was hands down my favorite story in Born to Bite. I found I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to shake Rowan sometimes for not listening. Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. This story had me on the fence. Ellie was smart (nerds rule) so I found it hard to believe it took her so long to come to the big “realization”. Coupled with what I felt was an abrupt ending made me like it not love it.

Giveaway: $ 15.00 GC to to followers who comment with email address so they can buy whatever wicked book they like.

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Posted on October 23, 2012, in Bookswagger. Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.

  1. I love a good anthology and this looks fantastic thanks for the heads up :O) Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com


  2. I just got this book and am going to read it next. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.


  3. Thanks for the rec 🙂


  4. I’ll have to check this one out. I’ve loved the other anthologies I’ve read with some Howell vampire stories in them. 🙂


  5. I do love anthologies. I feel like I hit the jackpot of books. I will check it out.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


  6. Reading would be a better option than eating candy on Halloween.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com


    • I know! I just have to keep my nephew from forcing his booty on me. For some reason this little boy loves to share all his bad for me goodies, when I do not have a 7 year old metabolism.


  7. Natasha Blackthorne

    Thanks for getting wicked with us this Halloween. 🙂


  8. This looks so good. Adding to my to read list! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com


  9. I have been wanting to read this , I hope to get to it soon.



  10. Great giveaway and thanks for the recommendation.



  11. Thanks for the recommendation, definitely want to read this.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com


  12. Christina Schmidt

    Thanks for the cool giveaway


  13. I really want to read Born to Bite. It has one of my favorite authors.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com


  14. micheleann oboyle

    thanks for the chance to win and happy halloween


  15. Love Hannah’s books .Thank you for the chance to win .Have a great weekend


  16. Thanks for the recommendation, as of right now it looks like I maybe stuck at home again this Halloween, so I am going to be getting into the spirit a book or two 🙂 . . .

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com


  17. thank you for the books suggestions1 i will be picking them up soon!


  18. Happy Halloween!!
    Thanks so much for the contest!


  19. Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the blog hop! Happy Halloween!


  20. I’m a big fan of anthologies especially around the holidays when I have less time to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com


  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  22. Thank you for the great giveaway this sounds like a great book!


  23. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a Happy Halloween!
    jessangil at gmail dot com


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