This story was not so good. I couldn't even finish this book. I wish I would have listened to the reviews and just skipped this one, it has turned me off to the rest of the series.
The narrator was fine.
Tell us about yourself! Love to listen to jazz or classical and read erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and good narration is everything
This was my first book of Ms Warren other series. I liked it and been a fan ever since, always drama and plenty of action
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Not only was there a lot of hot sex, but it was funny as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this listen.
Maybe similar to Georgina the succubus series. There are mortals and immortals, friends and a love story!
I thought she did a great Russian accent, all her characters were well defined and developed their own personality! Great job!
This book was a wonderful change from this other P R books a lot of the books I have listened to in the past always have the female run away from their mates. This was a refreshing change and worth the credit. Will buy all of the other books in this series.
Christine Warren is getting a great start for me on this series. I read the second book first, which was fantastic, but I am listening to the first one to get to know how the story started. I really like her viewpoint/story on vampires and shape shifters. I recommend this book for a nice fun read.
OK, so clearly this series started a while ago.....and yet, I had not picked it up. That's the "bad" part. The good part is that I now have many great books to look forward to! More good news....the narrator is fantastic, with both male and female characters. How lucky am I?
This series kicks off strongly with Dmitri and Reggie's story. The plot development is good, though it borders on too light with some of the characters that I know will have their own story later in the series. But, none of us want to listen to hours on end of background and set-up though either, so perhaps Ms. Warren played this smart. There has to be enough interaction to keep us turning the proverbial page.....right?
Can't wait to hear more -- really....I just bought books two and three to keep my fix going. Thank you, Ms. Warren, for introducing me to your new world of OTHERS. The theme may be common (vampires, shifters, etc.), however, your writing is anything but! There are laugh out loud moments on practically every page! I feel like I'm friends with Regina, Ava, and the gang already!
Over all a light hearted book and it was enjoyable. While there is a lot of sex in this book, the story line was cute. The writer has some interesting people in this book that I would like to see more about. The narrator is very good and added much to the listening. If you are looking for a good enjoyable book with a lot of sex, then this is the book for you.
Book Review: Part of me was tempted to give this book lower rating. It's certainly not the best I've read. But when it comes to reviews I try to evaluate a book on its own terms, rather than what I wish it had been, or what I had been expecting, so...
First, it may help to know a few things. 1) This was this author's first published manuscript. 2) It was originally published in 2003 as erotica, under the title 'Fantasy Fix'. It was only later revised and expanded in 2008, and republished as 'One Bite with a Stranger'. 3) It deals with bondage/dominance elements, though I would not go so far as to call it a BDSM novel. So what we have here is a first novel originally written for a different genre than the one it's been shoved into now.
Given all that... Yes it's heavy on the sex. Would I classify it a erotica? No. Barely. However thin it maybe on plot, it's far more story developed than all the examples of erotica I've encountered. It's characterization is adequate for the story it's telling. It does end abruptly - kind of a 'lets wrap up all the loose threads in one go' sort of ending.
As for the story itself - all too believable. Well, not the vampires/werewolves etc being real part. But the character dynamics I can easily see happening. The heroine is sort of wimpish, but that's more a matter of poor character than poor characterization, and we all know friendships/relationships can be complicated. She does display enough flashes of backbone to give the impression of someone lacking confidence rather than lacking strength - a stage most of us go through at some point. And Vidame was hot. In a masterful sort of way.
Audio Review: I found myself pleasantly surprised at how good the narration is in this. A poor reader could have turned this into a torturous listen. I was expecting a decent reader. I got an excellent reader, who made the book come to life.
This is the second book from this series that I have read/listened to and I plan on getting the next one. I really enjoyed it and did not want to stop listening. My only complaint is that some of the scenes were a little drawn out, but not enough to keep me from high recommending it.
One Bite With a Stranger kicks off Warren's popular paranormal series, The Others. Regina runs into a real vampire in a club full of wannabes and the excitement commences. After a hilarious full-on intervention by her best gal pals, Regina finds true love with her Misha. Warren's writing gets better in the later books in this series, but this lighthearted tale is a good read and a great listen. Kate Reading gives all the characters interest and pulls off even the low, throaty Russian accent of the hero. I wouldn't have thought I could like her doing anything else after her stellar performance on all the Wheel of Time books, but she MAKES Warren's books on Audible.