Bite Somebody

“Do you want to be perfect?”

That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.

What she needs to do–according to her moody vampire friend Imogene–is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.

When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb.

Just when Celia starts to believe Ian may be the fairy tale ending she always wanted, her jerk of a creator returns to town, which spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved.

Winner of the 2017 Imadjinn Award for Best Paranormal Romance!



Featured in RT Book Reviews Magazine!

“A smart, snarky supernatural story with a romantic bite.”

Christopher Moore, author of Lamb and A Dirty Job


“BITE SOMEBODY is the Pretty in Pink of vampire stories;
fun, self-consciously retro, and not afraid to be goofy.
Sara Dobie Bauer knows how to keep a reader smiling.”

—Christopher Buehlman, author of Those Across the River

“Had me snort-laughing from the first chapter. With heart,
humor, and 1980s pop culture references, BITE SOMEBODY
turns a ‘done’ genre on its head, resulting in a fresh book that will
leave you eager for the sequel.”

—Em Shotwell, author of Blackbird Summer


“BITE SOMEBODY is a zany, surreal take on vampires.
If you’re tired of violent, angst-ridden immortals
but still want a vampire romance, check it out today.”

The Romance Reviews

“Witty banter and hot sexy-times make BITE SOMEBODY
sparkle in all the right ways.”

—Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger series

“It is gripping, it is funny, and OH MY GOD, it is sexy.
Celia Merkin is a fabulous heroine, vulnerable and steely in equal measure,
and Ian is a proper dreamboat. I just loved BITE SOMEBODY.”

– Lucy Holliday, author of A Night in with Audrey Hepburn

“Celia is perfectly imperfect and insecure; adorable human, Ian,
sparkles more than any undead ever could;
and Imogene is the kind of bad-influence friend we all need.
Bursting with tasty giggles, devilish guffaws, and swoony sighs,
BITE SOMEBODY is an absolute pleasure.” 

—Jennifer Scott, author of The Accidental Book Club

“Sara Dobie Bauer takes us on a journey of self-discovery, friendship,
and first love—with a dash of A-positive, surfer dude charm.
BITE SOMEBODY is a witty, rum-soaked take
on the modern vampire story that you’ll want to sink your teeth into.” 

—Tiffany Michelle Brown, author of Spin and Give it Back