Review & Contest: NEVER BEEN BIT by Lydia Dare


Lydia Dare’s Regency Vampyre trilogy concludes her stories of Scottish witches who manage to tread the line between high society and the paranormal with Never Been Bit, which picks up the tale of witch Sorcha Ferguson, who’s determined to find her a werewolf…but it might not be in the cards. These paranormal romance novels (I’d rate the “heat” level as mild-to-moderate) can be read as stand-alones or in sequence.

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Lydia Dare’s paranormal historical romances feature the hottest theme in paranormal combined with the most popular time period in historical romance. This is the third in a trilogy of vampire Regency romances, where the glittering world of English high society is a playground for the rich, titled, and undead. Vampire Alec McQuarrie’s heart was broken long before it stopped

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Lydia Dare’s paranormal historical romances feature the hottest theme in paranormal combined with the most popular time period in historical romance. This is the third in a trilogy of vampire Regency romances, where the glittering world of English high society is a playground for the rich, titled, and undead. Vampire Alec McQuarrie’s heart was broken long before it stopped beating. Now Alec’s after-life is an endless search for pleasure. Young witch Sorcha Ferguson has come to London in search of a man, beast-or even a blood sucker-of her very own…
MY THOUGHTS: In this book, we have the young witch Sorcha, who is on the hunt for a husband, and has become quite taken with the werewolf (Lycan) brothers of her coven member’s husband. She’s visiting in Kent, after all, and what better time than to snag a wolfy soulmate? But her old friend Alec McQuarrie, who’s shown up on business, thinks his young friend (and when did she grow up so nicely?) needs to stay away from the slobbering canines—and he’s just the vampire to keep her safe. But who’s going to keep them safe from each other?
            This is a quick, light read with lots of humor. My only negative—and I know there are lots of folks who like it, so it’s not a negative for everyone—is the Scottish dialect gets heavy at times and I find myself slowing down to try and sound it out. And then I get to the point I want to skip over it. Doona ken what I mean? It’s well done, but just a personal quirk for me. If you like a nice Regency romp with a touch of the Highlands, humor, vampires, and werewolves, you can’t go wrong with this series.
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18 thoughts on “Review & Contest: NEVER BEEN BIT by Lydia Dare

  1. Congrats to Lydia Dare for your most recent release. Woo hoo! It definitely puts a new spin on Regency.

    Suzanne, you’re right about dialects. Some readers really like them and some don’t. I think dialects usually add to the story, whether the characters are Scottish highlanders or French pirates. 😉

    Haven’t read this one, so I’d love the chance.
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  2. This sounds like a great read for me. I think I need to check her books out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I have the first two in the trilogy, so I just need this one. I love Lydia Dare’s books.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I haven’t read any of the books but sounds like an interesting trilogy and I’ll have to read it!

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  5. Lydia Dare is on my list of authors to try. I really like the sound of her vampire stories.

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  6. I enjoyed the first book in this series and have the second on my TBR pile so I’s love to win the third.

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  7. I love Lydia Dare and would absolutely love to read Never Been Bit. Thank you for sharing with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.
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  8. Oh this story sounds yummy. I love the mix of paranormal and historical fiction!

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