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Welcome to West Hollywood. The Creative City. Liberal and welcoming. Free from discrimination and hatred. A safe place to live if you’re gay.

But West Hollywood isn't safe anymore....

Someone in town has a macabre passion for beautiful young men. Healthy, gym-toned male bodies keep turning up, tortured, drained of blood, missing parts, and quite, quite dead. Someone is using the Creative City as a canvas of gruesome, sadistic creativity. Someone is using West Hollywood as a warped psychotic playground. Someone... or something.

WeHo city coroner Becky O’Brien is helpless to stop the accumulation of gym-toned corpses. At the end of her investigative rope, Becky calls upon the aid of an old college friend, Christopher Driscoll, who is an expert on serial killers. Rushing to her aid, Chris arrives in WeHo with his quirky boyfriend Troy in tow. Prowling the dark alleys and cruisy bars of WeHo in search of the psychotic fiend, the trio soon realizes that something possibly not human has taken up residence in Boys' Town - something with an insatiable hunger for the flesh and blood of hot young men.

Following the trail of mangled corpses, Becky has another realization - nothing is what it seems. Even her old friend Chris has secrets... dark secrets.

Accompanied by the compulsively orderly sheriff's captain, Clive Anderson, and West Hollywood’s irritable and outrageous octogenarian city manager, Pamela Burman, Becky soon discovers the ominous truth behind the creature stalking West Hollywood’s pristine streets.

Sexy, scary, and very, very funny, Bite Club is a macabre black comedy that'll have you screaming bloody murder.

©2005 Hal Bodner (P)2017 David N. Wilson

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One of the funniest books I’ve listened to in a long time!

I’ll be honest and tell you that I was apprehensive about listening to this audiobook. Why? Well, it’s the first MM book I’ve listened to with a female narrator. Ever.

At first it took me a while to get used to Kitty Hendrix’s voice speaking for the men of West Hollywood. But then I started thinking, I have no qualms when male narrators take on the female voices in MM novels, why should I care about it being the other way around? Well, I stopped caring and immediately realized what an incredibly talented narrator Kitty Hendrix is.

This book has an ensemble cast of characters, each unique and different. Many had their own POVs in the book, not just the MCs. In fact, it was such an ensemble cast, sometimes it became difficult to pick out the MCs since this is not a romance.

What it is is a delightfully funny book with a sugary snack addicted coroner, a DYI vampire and his OTT twink “Renfield,” an OCD sheriff, a take-no-prisoners octogenarian city manager, a sadistic feral vampire, a bone-crunching ghoul, furniture wrecking werewolves, WeHo bearded cheerleaders, and others.

The crazy characters and the plot had me so distracted that I almost didn’t miss the sexy times so usual in MM. But again, this isn’t a romance. But still! I wanted to see more romance between Chris and Troy (good vamp and his companion).

Becky, one of he MCs is hilarious, although her constant eating got to be a bit much after a while. Troy is absolutely hilarious with his over the top damsel in distress persona. And Pamela, the Republican in WeHo who all the drag queens adore, is an unlikely a heroine as you’ll ever encounter anywhere.

The book could have been shorter, but I had a killer time listening to it. Some plot points were left hanging or abandoned, and it makes me wonder if they get picked up in the next book.

This was my first book by this author and my first listen by this narrator. I think Kitty Hendrix had a lot to with how funny I found this story! I’m definitely picking up the next book in the series.

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Original, fun, and creepy!

This was a terrific vampire story with lots of interesting characters. I found it completely original and entertaining. Some parts made me a little ill, then others made me laugh out loud. Both the author and the narrator did a great job here, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book to other adult fans of vampires and campy yet dark humor.

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The whole vampire thing is soooo overdone that it’s hard for anything in this genre to catch me anymore. This was fun and more than a little campy. I enjoyed the writing style and characters quite a bit. A fun easy read.

The narrator did a brilliant job. Wonderful performance.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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An audible gem

When a series of gory murders threaten to destroy the peaceful existence of the liberal inhabitants of West Hollywood (California), a befuddled Becky O'Brien, City Coroner, decides to call for help to his old University friend, Christopher Driscoll, who seemed to know a lot about strange murderers, even back then. But Chris knows much more than what Becky expected, and he soon identifies the murderer as a vampire, because Chris is a bloodsucker himself. With his irrepressible boyfriend Troy as companion, and with the aid of a series of bizarre beings, both human and inhuman, Chris sets to stop the dangerous immortal who threatens them all…
What a great story! I must recognise this audio gem kept me entertained and laughing out loud for most of the more than twelve hours of its duration. The crazy adventures and misadventures of Chris, Troy, Becky, Sheriff Clive, Scotty the ghoul and a long list of very special characters wisely mix terror and humour, thus creating a very enjoyable dark comedy. From this colourful gallery of extravagant characters, my favourite is undoubtedly Troy, aka monkey, a harebrained twink who despite making himself a nuisance most of the time, is fiercely loyal and has a heart of gold… or sort of.
As for Kitty Hendrix’ performance, it was just perfect. Her rendition of the characters, and her ability to provide her narration with different nuances make the experience of listening to this novel an utterly enjoyable one: Her Troy is hilarious, her Chris has a melancholic vibe, her Becky is naive but sharp as nails… She provided every single character with an unmistakable personality with easy. I loved every one of them (even Rex!)
In short, and audible gem I would not doubt to recommend.

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Excellent Book And Performance! Just Excellent!!!

This Book Was So Much Fun!! The Story Was Convincing Enough To Make You Think Do Vampires Really Live Among Us???...I Love This Story! And I Am Absolutely Head Over Hills With "Troy The Renfield"...And The Narrator..Did She Fall From Heaven? She Is Phenomenal! I Definitely Look Forward From More Work From Hal Bodner And Kitty Hendrix Together.. Fantastic Combo!

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  • Zarah
  • St. louis, Mo
  • 12-11-17

funny

I don't always consider a book being cheesy as a bad thing. There have been plenty of cheesy stories I've really enjoyed laughing along with. Bite Club is unabashedly cheesy, purposefully camped up and totally over the top, and I mostly enjoyed that about it. I liked the fat, Jewish heroine. I liked that the rest of the cast was diverse. Mechanically the writing is fine and the narration by Kitty, that I listened to, is well done.

However, there is a thin line between having characters play up to and with their stereotypes and writing a stereotype. On several occasions I felt Bodner crossed the line into making fun, whether purposeful or not. I cringed more than once.

But my biggest problem with this book, and if I'm honest it barely made 3 stars because of this, is that Bodner frequently goes off on long, descriptive histories of characters that divert the plot. If a character is being introduced for the sole purpose of dying immediately, I don't need 15 pages of their life story. I certainly don't need that for a dozen or so victims that play no active part in the book, plus all the actual characters. It broke the story up into small chunks between long sections of unneeded exposition, making it feel very jagged.

All in all, I'll call this an all right read, not bad but not too good either.

Note: I received a free copy of this book. But it was my choice to read and review it.

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Thrilling, funny and entertaining...

If you like vampire stories, this one is a must. It is both thrilling because of the corpses, sometimes funny because of the dialogues of its characters and altogether entertaining. Kitty Hendrix puts you right into the story in no time and keeps you in it from beginning to end.

Highly recommended and a perfect audiobook for the holidays.

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Entertaining!

This was a good fun book to listen to. While the premise of it is all about a serial killer, don't take this one too serious. It is full of fun campy humor and the narrator Kitty Hendrix did a good job relaying that in the narration. There are a few very enjoyable characters, the coroner Becky O'Brien, sheriff Clive Anderson, Chris and Troy are the most memorable. My only complaint is that the story gets pulled away in too many different points of view, which makes the story a bit longer than it needs to be and slows down the pace.

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Great start to a new series

4.5 stars. This was a really good book. My only niggles were that it was a little too long & I wanted more of the romance side between Chris & Troy. I loved the secondary characters from Pam to the German vampire couple. There was a lot of humor in this story, and I don't normally like that but it worked here. I can't wait for the next book to come out in audio!

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Campy Vamps

Who knew that there were campy gay vamps in West Hollywood? Bite Club is funny, silly, strange and absurd. That's a lot of disparate adjectives used to describe a book about a gay serial killer vamp. The book is fun, but it took me awhile to get into the story.
Kitty Hendrix is an excellent narrator.
I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author or narrator.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
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Very entertaining and funny book

Welcome to Hollywood,
The west of Hollywood young beautiful men are getting murder, by someone who is warped and twisted, Becky O'Obrien is the Coroner for this district, it's driving her up the wall. So she calls her friend Christopher Driscoll, an expert on serial killers. He comes to WEHo with his boyfriend Troy(who I loved) I could tell you more but then there will be spoilers,
This book has made think about it more once finished, it is that good,Fantastic listening
Each character quirks and all especially Troy, have been wonderfully written. The story so much details in it. Even the background story as well.
I've laugh, been telling my iPad what the characters should do. Like I've said very entertaining.
Kitty Hendrix was very enjoyable to listen to. Fantastic for this story, worked very well at all the characters.
Highly recommend

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