Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer

Bite Somebody

By: Sara Dobie Bauer
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 272
Publisher: World Weaver
Published on: June 21, 2016
Bite Somebody by Sara Dobie Bauer

“Do you want to be perfect?”

That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.

What she needs to do—according to her moody vampire friend Imogene—is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.

When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb.

Just when Celia starts to believe Ian may be the fairy tale ending she always wanted, her jerk of a creator returns to town, which spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved.


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Bite Somebody isn’t your typical paranormal vampire romance. It’s funny as hell and left me cracking up. It’s the type of book that you would think could be a gooey romancey type of read, and in some ways, I suppose it is, but not in a syrupy way.


I’m not a fan of romance. At all. I’d rather read about fighting and killing and maiming etc. The romance in Bite Somebody is actually quite entertaining and relatable. The characters all have their own little quirks that gives them a feel of being real.


The lead female isn’t some drop dead gorgeous bad ass who has everything figured out. Celia is just an average girl who met a hot guy at a club one night and fell for his lines. Now she’s stuck working at a gas station trying to “live” paycheck to paycheck just like the rest of us. She is essentially described as being quite run of the mill and awkward. It was incredibly easy to relate to Celia’s character. Her awkwardness is part of her charm.


Between the hunk next door, Ian, her pain in the ass only friend Imogene, and the nosy neighbor, I loved all of the characters in this book. Except for Danny, Celia’s maker who dipped on her before showing her how to be a vampire. He’s a dick.


Bite Somebody really is something worth checking out if you are looking for something a little different, but funny. It moves quickly from the beginning, but not so quickly things are missed. It kept me laughing from the beginning until the very end.


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About Sara Dobie Bauer

Sara Dobie Bauer is a writer, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She spends most days at home in her pajamas as a book nerd and sex-pert for Her short story, "Don't Ball the Boss," was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, inspired by her shameless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she'd really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is the author of the paranormal rom-com Bite Somebody, among other ridiculously entertaining things.

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