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What I’m Reading~ Once Bitten, Twice Shy by C.C. Wood~by Penny Deb

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Book Synopsis

I used to think that my life was boring. I resigned myself to the rut I was stuck in. Then my entire existence was turned upside down.

In the last six months, I’ve learned things that would get me committed to an asylum if I repeated them. First, I was kidnapped by vampires. Yes, vampires. Sounds crazy, right? My best friend, Donna, became one of the fanged after that little adventure and hooked up with a hot, Scottish vampire named Conner. They’re even planning a wedding.

Secondly, I learned not all vampires are evil. In fact, some of them are downright sexy.

Alexander Dimitriades has it all. He’s tall, dark, and handsome and manages to give me tingles in all the right place and also make me laugh. Unfortunately, to be with him, I would have to give up my humanity and I like being human. Then, there’s the fact that the whole drinking blood thing gives me the heebie jeebies.

To make matters worse, there are plans in motion to change the place vampires hold in the human world. And I’m caught in the middle, between the vampire I’m falling in love with and a group that wants to create a vampire dictatorship, with humans as slaves.

Now, all I want is my calm, normal life back. As my friend, Ricki, likes to say, “Be careful what you wish for because it might come and bite you on the ass.” I hate it when she’s right.


4 Pennies

4 out of 5 pennies

The title “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” really gives great insight into the main character of the story.  Ivie was attacked by a vampire in the previous book, “Bite Me”, and in this book is trying to recover.  She is attracted to Alexander Dimitriades, “Lex”, but fears him at the same time for he is another vampire. But Ivie can’t hide her thoughts from a vampire, and her desire to be dominated by Lex leads to a steamy, and at times stormy, relationship.

The vampire community is in turmoil, and the faction that wants to kill Conner and Lex tries to get to them through their loved ones.  Ivie proves to be tougher than she looks and possesses a special power to help fight to save her friends.  The book moves along at a quick pace with all of this drama, and the dialogue between the girls and their vampire boyfriends is very witty.  There is a great juxtaposition between the very formal male vampires and the fun-loving and irreverent girlfriends. This is a fun read.



A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.

Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.
1 Giveaway
CC Wood is giving away lots of Bitten goodies!
Grand Prize: 2 autographed copies of the Bitten series – including Bite Me and Once Bitten, Twice Shy
1st Place Prize: 3 autographed copies of Bite Me
2nd Place Prize: 4 CC Wood swag bags full of goodies

3 responses »

  1. My favorite type of paranormal hero is typically a vampire but I am partial to Nalini Singh’s angels as well.

  2. Jennifer Ingman

    I love a good vampire. ❤


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