Let me tell you what it was to be made vampire. It wasn’t birth. Birth implies pushing, tearing forth into the light, screaming. Becoming immortal was to be pulled, to be tugged irrevocably into darkness, and it was silent.
I should have fought, any person should fight, but my mind had been filled with a hazy calm which forbade any battle. Struggling had been the last thing on my mind, even when my bus arrived and my assailant waved it on, dismissing my last hope of escape.
Yet my lack of rebellion was far from the most unsettling part of the stranger’s control over me. The truth was that the man could’ve asked anything of me and I would’ve complied, but he didn’t need to vocalise his request. I knew instinctively what he wanted. I sighed and surrendered myself as he held me against his front in a lover’s embrace, tipping my head and willingly giving him access to my throat.
“One day you’ll understand,” he whispered, his tone subdued. I’ve often wondered since if he was really talking to me. Perhaps he’d been talking to himself, persuading himself that one day I’d know and accept his reasons for what he’d planned for me.
I wouldn’t. I couldn’t. Because when my fangs came in, my world altered irrevocably. It became somewhere dark, somewhere filled with murder and blood, where magic was sinister and where even my closest ally seemed more like an enemy… Even if he did make my heart skip a beat.
Bite The Bullet: Vampire Cohorts Book 1 is the first installment in Angela McGurk´s vampire series. Angela McGurk is a Wattpad writer who went into selfpublishing.
This was my first time around with this writer and I was positively surprised. After seeing the cover all over social media and hearing fabulous things about the story / characters I thought it´d give it a go.
The writing style was fun and the story was exciting. I mean- it isn´t every day I come across a vampire story that´s THAT seductive and gripping.
The story starts with Darcy ( Heroine ) realizing her life has been turned upside-down and is forced to live a new life she never wanted to be apart of. Darcy´s struggle to accept who, or what she turned into was well described and interesting. Especially when she was introduced to the man who was responsible for her change. Conn. Page after page a reader slowly finds out how Darcy copes with what was forced upon her and discovers ugly truths about her life along the way. Facts she never thought could be true to begin with.
It was a nice tale with lots of DRAMA ( a fine understatement ), that much I can say. Alot of scenes were predictable, but that didn´t bother me at all since the core of the story was good. The dialogue was sharp and quick ( often too quick ).
The characters in this book were very straight-forward and strong. Darcy was the typical strong-headed Heroine who didn´t put up with anything…and Conn ( the Sire of the Vamp group) was the typical God-like worrior / beautiful as hell Hero.
It was nice to read about a romance with a struggle ( Should Darcy love Conn? Should Conn let himself fall for Darcy? Should they, should they not? Will they have a future together, or will they go separate ways still feeling an unbelievable attraction to one another?)
As you can see…..this book is your everyday romance just with vampires.
What I didn´t like so much was Darcy´s attitude. Sure- she was a strong character but she was also very tiresome, provocative and irritating. I´m not sure if the author wanted Darcy´s character to be exactly like that or if that sort of character was the author’s idea of a fantastic Heroine.
There´s so much to write about this book and not enough time to explain each and every event. All I will and can say is that Bite The Bullet was cool and exciting ( Except for Darcy. She wasn´t cool.)
The cover – 3 stars ( It´s not bad, it´s just nothing near what I prefer.)
The story – 4 stars ( Good storytelling. )
The characters – 3 stars ( It seemed like the characters were only out to diss each other all the time. Too many quick comebacks that felt unnecessary)
My emotional state after finishing this book – Okay. Not thrilled nor disappointed.
All in all a recommendable read. A must have for every vampire lover.
I give `Bite The Bullet`( book #1) by Angela Louise McGurk 3 out of 5 stars.
NOTE- Bite the Bullet is not available as a completed novel on Wattpad anymore. If you want to read book #1 you must purchase it through Amazon.com ( and / or other ). Book #2-#6 are currently available as completed stories on Wattpad.
If you´d like to buy this book all you need to do is click here and start enjoying Darcy and Co.