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Peek Inside The Bite of Silence

Twyla Tafel has uncovered an insane plot to unleash vampires on unsuspecting Times Square New Year’s Eve revelers and must work with Nikos—a seriously hot vampire.

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Times Square. New Year’s Eve. This year, it’s a Countdown to Death.

Twyla Tafel has uncovered an insane plot to unleash vampires on the unsuspecting revelers. She’s armed only with her great admin skills, her useless art degree, and Nikos—a seriously hot vampire she’d love to paint as a Spartan king roaring his muscular challenge at the Persians.

Each book in the Biting Love series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order.

Series Order:

Book #1: Bite My Fire
Book #2: Biting Nixie
Book #3: The Bite of Silence
Book #4: Biting Me Softly
Book #5: Biting Oz
Book #6: Beauty Bites
Book #7: Downbeat
Book #8: Assassin’s Bite
Book #9: Passion Bites


"Hughes writes scintillating, love making scenes, with a light touch. " --Stephanie, Goodreads

"The hero is a dark, mysterious, and incredibly sexy vampire, the heroine smart & witty, and there's plenty of smokin' hot sex. What more could a girl want?" --Diane, Goodreads

"This short read is sexy and fun." --Gladys, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640632257
Series: Biting Love, Book 3
Release Date: Jul 31, 2017
Page Count: 111
Imprint: amara next
Genre: multi-cultural, paranormal, urban fantasy, vampires
Tropes: opposites attract, road romance

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By Tracy February 05, 2011

If you're unfamiliar with Mary Hughes' Biting Love series...well...rectify that as soon as possible, but don't start here. The series starts with Bite My Fire and continues with the stronger second installment, Biting Nixie, and they're fun, relatively light, but definitely sexy/steamy/erotic vamp r ...more

By Stephanie October 31, 2011

A few days ago I ranted about writing love scenes in a bland, cliche fashion—throbbing members, cream, tight sheaths, etc. Well in Bite of Silence you won't be getting that. Indeed Hughes writes scintillating, love making scenes, with a light touch. There is no typical nookie here! If there is any i ...more

By Diane December 24, 2010

Downloaded this from amazon for free, figuring for the price how could I lose? I absolutely loved it!! I love stories with a humorous twist and this one had me laughing out loud more than once. The hero is a dark, mysterious, and incredibly sexy vampire, the heroine smart & witty, and there's plenty ...more

By Gladys September 13, 2017

The Bite of Silence by Mary Hughes is a very good novella. This short read is sexy and fun. Featuring the romance between Twyla and Nikos. For a change of pace are characters are out of Meiers Corners and in NYC for New Year's Eve. This fast paced, race against the clock is chock full of sexiness an ...more

By Jennifer November 20, 2019


Twyla wants to go to New York for New Years. Talks her cousin into letting her stay at his place. Nikos goes to New York on business, and Twyla guesses him to be a vampire. Next thing they know it’s a race to stop a bloodbath. The intensity is high. Will they be able to stop it in time? The ...more

By CJ April 14, 2020

This is a short novella between the novels and it was wonderful! Lots of drama, suspense and sexy times. Because the story was much shorter it started with a bang and never stopped...all the happenings of a longer novel packed into a short one. ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews August 16, 2012

Kitty's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

This installment of The Biting Series by Mary Hughes was such a quick and fun read! Twyla Tafel and Nikos are the main characters in this book and are just as much fun as Elena and Bo and Nixie and Julian! Unfortunately, we don’t see much of the other Meier’s ...more

By Laura October 22, 2013

This book was completely hysterical. Was it high literature? No. Did it have much of a storyline? No. But did I just about wee myself laughing at the sheer improbability of it all? You betcha - and that's why it gets 4 stars for what is essentially vampire porn.

I got the book for free (courtesy, as ...more

By Kimberly September 23, 2018

It’s almost New Year’s and Twyla Tafel, executive admin for the mayor of Meiers Corners, is heading to New York to party. What she doesn’t expect is to see Nikos, a Spartan vampire hotter than any 300 actor, on the same plane as her. Too bad the only time Twyla can get Nikos to talk to her is when s ...more

By Katrina January 25, 2011

A free read from Amazon, I throughly enjoyed it. Spartan hot vampire, versus smart and witty heroine. The cover is as good as the read. I hadnt previously read the two books prior, however wished I had, but this did not deter me from finishing it. Hot sex, action and mystery my first read from this ...more

By Helen March 14, 2013

A quick-reading, humorous, sexy novella with a seriously dangerous countdown in Times Square at New Year's Eve. Mary Hughes scores again with her snarky and sassy first person narrative from the human woman partner's view in a twosome with one of Hughes' seriously sexy and powerful vampires of the M ...more

By Campbell March 14, 2014

So glad I came back to this. I got it free a long time ago and put it on hold after starting because the story and character motivations didn't seem to make sense. Then I found it was part of a series and now that I've read it in order I really liked it! Highly recommend reading all others first, ev ...more

By Mrs. Missive April 21, 2010

Hot quick read. I need more ties for hubby.

Simply touching on previous characters you get a fast and furiuos romance that includes the mile high club, a hermit with a tin foil hat, idiot vampire delivery boys, and a smokin hot dominating vamp with a foot long cock.

More please Mary!

On to the next bo ...more

By Kathie (katmom) April 02, 2011

This was the first BITING book that I read...and when I was done, I bought the rest of them.

Only one complaint...we didn't hear anything about HIM in the other books...and I surely wanted to know MORE.

This was a lot of fun...would love to see MORE of them! ...more

By Angie November 06, 2011

hot sex, funny dialogue...great tension...and vampires hypnotized to attack in times square on new years eve! short but fun. Twyla was a little goody but nikos rounded her out. fun story...wish I read the first two books.first. ...more

By Keri January 06, 2016


Soooo, I spent awhile trying to decide if I missed a book between Nixie and this one because who the heck is Nikos.. I soon got over it and enjoyed our Spartan. Shorter story than the previous two for sure though. ...more

By Isis December 30, 2010

VERY HOT READ! ...more

By Peggy January 04, 2015

I love this short story

By Emmi September 29, 2011

This was a steamy, quirky, fast read. I totally enjoyed it eventhough I had not read the previous books in the series. I'll be keeping my eye out for more Mary Hughes books. ...more

By Debra April 02, 2011

I forgot I had this on the kindle but I am so happy I found it. It was a great read to me. It had mystery, sex and humor. Could relate to the Vietnam part because I have an uncle with PTSD ...more

By Tamara July 03, 2011

Really enjoyed this story, Kind of short, but good intrigue and love story. Sexy spartan general vampire, how can you go wrong with that? ...more

By Brittany Jackson May 09, 2012

Loved it ...more

By Ashley October 31, 2010

I really wish this was a full length novel because I loved Niko. Theres nothing hotter than a Spartan. ...more

By Lizzielvr December 19, 2010

A short story I thoroughly enjoyed! I have to read the rest of this series... ...more

By ൠSinful August 14, 2010

Short story between Biting Love #2 and #3. Twyla gets a man.. well vamp while saving humans from a slaughter and vampires from a reveal during the New York/Times Square New Years Eve party. ...more

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Mary Hughes

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Mary Hughes

I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men--and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.

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