Sunday, June 23, 2013

ARC Review: Bite Me by PJ Schnyder

Title: Bite Me (London Undead, #1)
Author: PJ Schnyder
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance (zombies, shifters)
Length: Novella (89pgs)
Release: Jun 24, 2013
Available at Amazon| B&N | Carina Press
Reviewer: CaroleDee

Few people walk the streets of London since the zombie outbreak, but that's not an issue for Seth. As
a werewolf, he can handle himself and save humans reckless enough to take a nighttime stroll. While on patrol he comes across a group of people under attack. The one woman brave enough to take a stand against the zombies catches his eye—and not just because of her way with a gun. Learning the beautiful woman is homeless and fends for herself only intensifies his urge to protect and care for her.

Maisie can't help but admit that she's attracted to her werewolf rescuer. She's drawn to Seth's strength and ferocity, and finds herself opening up to him in ways she never imagined, even though she's determined to not rely on Seth or anyone else. She doesn't want another person to get hurt—or die—for her sake. She has enough scars, physical and emotional, from the last time…

But when Seth realizes something is drawing the zombies to Maisie, there may be nothing he can do to save her…

Loved it! And I want more!

A mysterious zombie plague is ravishing London. It hasn't hit apocalyptic levels yet, but those stuck in the city because of quarantines/roadblocks know the zombies are roaming the streets and that they are hungry.

Maisie is a badass with something to prove. After terrible events make her toughen up she isn't afraid to take out as many of the flesh eaters as possible. Unfortunately, the zombies are evolving and Maisie finds herself in a situation where she needs a little help.

After the outbreak Seth, the pack leader of London, comes out to the humans to offer assistance in eradicating the threat. When he helps Maisie out of a bind he knows she's special. But in the midst of a zombie invasion how does he get the headstrong female to accept his attention?

Maisie is fantastic. She's a tough chick out of necessity, but is still very human. Her blossoming relationship with Seth was great to read. Their progress didn't seem rushed at all. In a lot of novellas the balance between heat and plot can be very lopsided. I was very impressed with Schnyder's ability to have a great plot AND fantastic romance in such a short read.

My only complaint is I want more and I want it now! I would love to see a full length novel with Maisie, Seth and the rest of the characters from Bite Me. If I send the author some cookies do you think she'd oblige? lol

Seriously, though, this is a fantastic read! I would recommend it to anyone that loves PNR or UF. I'll be patiently awaiting (okay maybe not patiently) book two in the London Undead series. (Which, according to the Schnyder's website is anticipated to be released in Nov 2013) 

About the Author
Born and raised in the North East, PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci-fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries. She scored fairly high in the verbal portion.

She was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in Seattle.

She now lives somewhere temperate watching the seasons go by with her two dogs and super stealthy ninja kitty, writing her stories.

PJ would love to hear from you. Whether it’s questions or comments regarding her stories or this website, please feel free to email her.


  1. I am not into the whole zombie movement that seems to be happening right now but I do love werewolves so I might still like this one.

  2. I think the zombie apocalypse scenario is just a fun way to throw people together that otherwise wouldn't have met.

    In Bite Me it gives the weres (and possibly others in forthcoming books) a reason to come out of hiding and be accepted by humans :)


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