• License to Bite: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy

  • New Orleans Nocturnes, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Pulkinen
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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License to Bite: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy

By: Carrie Pulkinen
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

It's all fun and games until someone wakes up dead.

Governor's daughter Jane Anderson is used to getting what she wants. When a girls' trip to Mardi Gras thrusts her into the arms - and fangs - of New Orleans' hottest vampire, he gifts her with immortality, super strength, and a complexion to die for.

There's only one tiny problem. Jane faints at the sight of blood.

When Ethan Devereaux meets Jane, his cold, lifeless heart learns to beat again. Convinced she's his late fiancée reincarnated, he turns her, claiming her as his own. But when Jane wakes up dead in Ethan's attic, she's loud, sassy, and downright ornery. He doesn't know if he should kiss her or stake her, but one thing's for certain....

She is so not his long-lost love.

But Ethan turned her, so he's stuck with her. Jane has three weeks to learn the ways of the vampire and get her license, or she'll be staked. If Ethan can't help her overcome her aversion to blood, his undead life might also be on the line.

Join the supes of New Orleans Nocturnes as they lighten up the darker side of the Big Easy in this fast, steamy romantic comedy.

©2020 Carrie Pulkinen (P)2020 Carrie Pulkinen

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Clever and Funny, I’d read it again!

This book took me by surprise. I was expecting a cliche vampire society, a self-absorbed woman, and a ridiculous romance that came to pass in obvious ways. I was surprised by how wonderful this book was. It made me laugh. The narrators accents are hilarious and fit the story perfectly. I love the location of the story, it fits it so well, it feels like this story wouldn’t belong anywhere else. The romance was slow to come, but the passion was present from the beginning. Honestly, the pop culture references made me laugh the hardest. The characters are kind of eccentric, but they end up meshing together well. The best relationships are formed between complete opposite people. And the supernatural element is portrayed from a new point of view with new rules. Very clever.

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ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS PARANORMAL ROMANCE

LICENSE TO BITE is the first book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. Though each romance will stand on its own, for better enjoyment you will want to read this series in the order of release.

This book is hilarious! Not just funny, but split your gut and spit out your soda. It is creative, fun, entertaining, and has a great touch of steamy romance.

The chemistry between Ethan and Jane is slapstick funny and then truly, deeply, romantic. Jane starts out as an absolute spoiled brat diva – she is the daughter of the governor of Texas after all, but she has an immortal life now to grow up (and to better tolerate the blood she now needs to live).

The characters are all well written, especially Sophie and I am looking forward to her finding her werewolf in the next story, SHIFT HAPPENS.

Narration: My husband teaches voice talent, and I shared a bit of this book with him tonight. He agrees with me. Hollie Jackson is wonderful. She has an amazing soft southern voice and keeps the different characters individualized without a miss. I'll be looking for more books with her as the narrator.

Note: While I received this as a gifted copy from the author, my opinions are my own and are given freely.


Title: LICENSE TO BITE
Series: New Orleans Nocturnes #1
Category /Genre: Paranormal Romance
Recommended for: 18+
Listenability: NSFW
Received from: Carrie Pulkinen

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Great audible!!

Oh my gosh I LOVED this audible! This story is so much fun, I even laughed out loud at many parts (thank goodness I work from home lol). Loved it when Jane referenced Twilight characters and calling Ethan “Edward”. Definitely continuing the series, it is truly a fun listen. The narrator of this book is perfect!

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Awesome book!

I loved this book and Jane had me cracking up at the Beauty and the Beast song references. Ethan seems so serious but he's such a good guy, eeerm vamp. It was so much fun watching them grow together and watching her surprise him! I can't wait till I can read the next one ♥️

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Love these book

This book was just fun to read. I like where a book makes me smile and that is exactly what this series does. I highly recommend it. Also Holly Jackson does a wonderful job narrating this story.

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cute

This was fun and cute and everything you'd want from a quick read. I recommend it for anyone who wants to be cheered up.

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I liked it!

This is the first book in the New Orleans Nocturnes Series. This is a great start to the Series! The characters are well developed, and the storyline is hilarious, interesting, and intriguing. Hollie Jackson did a great job with the narration. Looking forward to listening to Shift Happens, the next book in the Series.

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Hilarious!

I could not stop laughing at the snark and antics between the characters. This romance (with just a hint of erotica near the end), will have you laughing nonstop. It was a breath of fresh air, and I can't wait to read the next in the series. It was so much fun!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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A fantastic very enjoyable story!♥️

Oh I’ve loved all of Carrie Pulkinen’s stories because they are always just so much fun to read! License To Bite was definitely a hoot to read and now I’ve listened to this audible version and thought Hollie Jackson did a fantastic job with her theatrics and voices bringing these spunky fun characters to life! I absolutely loved all of these characters and their quirky ways! Ethan’s blamed himself for the death of his beloved girlfriend for the past 25 years and now thinks he’s found her again at the Mardi Gras reincarnated! The more Ethan gets to know Jane... oh boy does he have his hands full with this Texas fireball! This is a very enjoyable and entertaining laugh out loud audiobook that I recommend to anyone! NOW I can hardly wait to get my hands on Sophie’s steamy hot story ‘Shift Happens’ the next in the New Orleans Nocturnes!

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License to Bite: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (New Orleans Nocturnes Book 1) AUDIO BOOK by Carrie Pulkinen . This is my first Audible and I actually enjoyed listening and Hollie done a wonderful job. I honestly liked listening a lot more than I thought I would. It was a nice change not staring at a screen. I absolutely love this author , I love her style of writing and the fact she makes me chuckle. Her characters are fun, relatable and fully developed . Jane and Ethan, she’s the Governors daughter and is used to getting what she wants. A girls trip to Mardi Gras finds her in the arms of Ethan who is a hot as sin Vampire . He gives her the gift of immortality and super strength. There’s one tiny issue she doesn’t like the sight of blood and usually faints. I found myself chuckling throughout this story. These two are funny and whitty. Find out what happens next by grabbing this and giving it a listen. I highly recommend and look forward to more audible books.

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  • Danielle Dando
  • 01-21-21

Very Funny

Thought this was a pretty amusing tale that pleasantly surprised me. It never really took itself too seriously and had me quite literally guffawing as I listened. At first, I found the narration a little jarring especially with the voices of the male characters, but after a while, I properly got into the story and even that didn't bother me, I was having too much fun. I mean, to be honest, the whole concept had an amusing genius to it that you just have to applaud, I mean a vampire that faints at the sight of blood? Hehe, it's just so wonderfully daft that it's great.

I liked Jane, I thought she was chirpy and chipper and just bursting with character, it did start to annoy me with the whole, I don't belong to anyone schtick, feel as though the point was drummed home one too many times. It was obvious that she was strong and independent from the way she conducted herself, I really didn't feel like we needed to be told so many times. I thought that Ethan was an interesting character, he got more entertaining as time went on and mostly then it was because he was bouncing off Jane, getting frustrated at her bubbliness. I also felt more connected to him when his past was revealed a little more.

I will say that you will not be bored with this, it's ridiculous and unpredictable but that is half the fun. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good chuckle with a bit of spice sprinkled in.

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  • SamanthasLibraryx
  • 01-20-21

Really enjoyed

Really enjoyed the narrator in this. The story made me laugh multiple times. It was a nice, easy read. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. I really enjoyed the writing. The narrator definitely brought the story to life and was a great choice.

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  • bookbroken17
  • 04-14-21

Delicious fun...

I really enjoyed this book, the storyline was well written and developed, the characters were really likeable and the chemistry between Jane and Ethan was undeniable.
Definitely a fun and entertaining listen, can't wait to hear book 2.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 04-11-21

Love the Snark

Title: License to Bite
Author: Carrie Pulkinen
Format: Audio
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Genre: Paranormal romantic comedy, vampires, enemies to lovers
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: New Orleans Nocturnes boon 1
POV: Ethan and Jane
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy
4/5

Licensed to Bite is the first book in the new Orleans Nocturnes series. It was funny and self-aware making fun of the heroine and calling her out on her annoying character traits. The premise of a vampire who faints at the sight of blood isn't new but is still fun. The cast of characters introduces were fun and Licensed to Bite was a great start to a series that can be fun.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Mrs R
  • 01-31-21

Great, light hearted, romantic comedy

This is book 1 in the series and I listened to this on audio.
I really enjoyed this book, it was light hearted, full of humour and a little romance.
Jane can't stand the sight of blood, which becomes a problem when she is turned into a Vampire by Ethan.
Ethan was convinced Jane was his reincarnated fiancee but soon discovers that wasn't the case, in fact she's the complete opposite.
Jane was what I imagine to be a southern belle. With her fathers position in politics, she was able to talk her way through any situation, which seemed to frustrate quiet and reserved Ethan. I loved the chats with her best friend Sophie, and the way she handled every situation.
The narration by Hollie Jackson was brilliant, the accents and the delivery really added to the listening and helped immerse me j to the story.

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  • Pipermisa
  • 01-30-21

Carrie

This is a great, funny story. Jane and her best friend Sophie are in New Orleans. Jane is a blogger and she is there to blog on the Mardi Gras. What she didn't count on was running into the very sexy and handsome vampire Ethan. Ethan is a vampire, he has a strong reaction when he meets Jane, something that has not happened in a very long time. Thinking she is his late fiancée reincarnated he clams and turns her into a vampire. Jane wasn't made for this lifestyle. How is she going to adjust will she? It's a really fun listen as well.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 01-26-21

So funny

Jane and Sophie are in New Orleans when they are taken home by 2 vampires as Sophie is too drunk to get home. Ethan puts a mark on Jane marking her off limits to other Vampires but he doesn’t realise he’s put the mating mark. As Jane can sense him she follows him and is run over and left for dead so Ethan turns and that’s where the fun starts. Jane isn’t what he expected she sassy and takes no crap from anyone and is not afraid to tell them what she thinks and that includes the Vampire council. Loved listening to this Jane is so funny and she’s brought to life by Hollie Jackson’s narration.