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Publisher's Summary

Golden Vampire Paolo Monteleone begins raising a son he did not know he fathered, after the murder of the boy's mother. He meets a beautiful human college professor, Carabella Sampson, at a Halloween costume ball. She is an expert on vampire lore, but doesn’t quite believe in their existence. Paolo dresses up as himself: a vampire.
A dark coven leader has targeted her for elimination, before she can reveal secrets of the Golden Vampire lineage she's obtained from an ancient book. Can there be a happily ever after if either his lover or his young son has to pay the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Golden Vampire race? And how in the world will Paolo be able to choose which one to save?
©2013 Sharon Hamilton (P)2014 Sharon Hamilton
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5 out of 5 stars
By Conchita on 04-07-14

A Tuscan Forbidden Love!!!

Would you listen to Mortal Bite again? Why?

Yes I would definitely listen to this again, because it completely drew me in. I found this second book to be even better than the first. As I predicted in my review of the first, this second book offered a more complete insight to the world of the Golden Vampires. Explanations about their laws, abilities and way of life became clearer and fell into place. The story was riveting in that the love and the action flowed through from beginning to end parallel to eachother.

What did you like best about this story?

I like that Sharon incorporates humour aswell heartache and of course passion. It's a complex story and in both book 1 and 2 Sharon has given a lot of information and I like that she slowly takes the reader through the unfolding of it, carefully placing everything on the timeline and allowing us to absorb it at the appropriate moment.

What does J. D. Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Although I am JD's number one fan, he surprised me in this book, especially in his portrayal of Carabella's moment of selfless sacrifice, as well as Paolo's pain when he witnessed it. He actually made me pause to listen intently because the moment was so incredibly heart-breaking. I love the way he did Dag too, he actually made me want to rip Dag's head off myself (sorry if I've mispelt names, I don't have the print copy of this one).

I always enjoy JD's performances and love that he can surprise me everytime adding something new and fresh. He poetically dramatises all the scenes and places you on the stage actually living each and every experience.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The are quite a few moments that moved me in this book. I don't like spoilers so if you don't read/listen you won't know what I'm talking about. Those moments were Johnny when he's supposed to meet Carabella to discuss a "book"; Carabella's selfless act when she tries to protect Paolo from Dag and last but not least, the Jet Brothers all three of them on different occasions.

Actually there are so many moments that I can't name them all otherwise I'd be writing down the whole book.

Any additional comments?

I really did enjoy the first book but I enjoyed this one so much more and I have a feeling it's just getting better because Sharon has left my mouth watering for book 3.

Things have happened and, I have hunches about others that are going to happen and, I need to know what happened to someone in particular - CONFUSED?, well you know what to do. I'm not a spoiler, sorry :-)

This book is totally worth getting whether you're a Sharon Hamilton fan or not, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By seelk on 04-12-14

Great vampire book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely!!! I would recommend and I do recommend this book, this series, to anybody who like the vampire romance genre. Why? Because it is different in many ways, the Golden Vampires are able to walk in the sun, they have a strong family bond, they grow up human till they hit puberty when they have to choose between a mortal and immortal life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved all the characters, well shaped and written. Well, I didn't like Dag, he is nasty, but he was needed in the story.

What about J. D. Hart’s performance did you like?

I've listened to all his books he narrated so far and JD still amazes me, the way he changes his voice to suit each character, sometimes I think there is more then one person narrating it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I went thru many emotions listening to this book, I think the best part was at the end when Paolo and Cara finally fated... mmmm

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this series to anyone and adding JD Hart's voice to it, I can promise hours of enjoyment. He brings the characters to life in such a way that you will not be able to stop listening.

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