Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by Jennifer Rardin, is not some ordinary spy novel.

Jaz Parks is a government agent. Her partner Vayl is a 300-year-old vampire. Their latest assignment is to assassinate a plastic surgeon involved in terrorism. But after one night of investigating Assan, they discover he’s into a lot more than just helping to fund terrorism. Assan and his conspirators begin talking about releasing a deadly plague. And a high-ranking senator seems to be pulling the strings.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this novel. Rardin ads a perfect blend of humor and humility to an otherwise strong female lead character. The story and characters pull you in and don’t let go. I’m simply amazed that this is her debut novel. I can’t wait to see Rardin’s skills develop further in future releases. If I don’t receive review copies for the sequels, you can bet I’ll be standing in line at the bookstore on the release dates. Once Bitten, Twice Shy is in now in my list of top favorites for the year.

With a seemingly over-abundance of vampire novels, Once Bitten, Twice Shy stands out as a fun, light-hearted, supernatural, spy novel. Blending some of my favorite elements: fantasy, espionage, mystery, action, and just a touch of romance, makes a recipe for one extremely entertaining story.

Once Bitten, Twice Shy is published by Orbit Books and available from bookstores everywhere October 8th.

And look for an interview with Jennifer Rardin later this week!

10 thoughts on “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”

  1. Wow! I can’t wait until it comes! I’m dying to read it now! And you got chance to talk to her. So cool I can’t wait to read that as well 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to read the book! Our farm is not too terribly far from Jennifer’s farmhouse, so I am hoping to get my copy autographed too! It will be among my most special books.

  3. Just discovered your site the other day. Thanks for the recommendation on Once Bitten. Picked up the ebook version from BooksOnBoard.Com and read it in one night. Would not have looked for this author without your recommendation. I wrote BooksOnBoard that they owe you one.

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