Love Bites by Angie Fox

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Title: Love Bites
Author: Angie Fox
In: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romance, Vampires
Dates read: 27th April 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: Would you like to tell me what’s going on here?

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Kat is just looking for a new adventure after she finally escapes from a loveless marriage. But a trap has been set for her, one that she’s not entirely sure she wants to escape from.


I don’t like reality tv shows. They’re contrived, annoying and highlight all of the worst aspects of humanity. Yet, I always seem to enjoy stories that take a paranormal spin on such things. A little like this. Alright, the majority of the story isn’t even a tv show, it’s about another matter entirely, but still… I loved the beginning.

The movement in this story from something incredibly modern (a TV dating show) to a more archaic outlook (marrying off the princess to whoever gave the most benefit) was kind of fun. It married two worlds together in a way that I really wasn’t expecting from the outset. I always enjoy a good joining of genres and this kind of worked in my favour. From a modern vampire, just out looking for some fun, to a princess who is forced into loveless marriage after loveless marriage, Kat manages to encompass a number of tropes all in the one short story.

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