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- Originally posted to the iReader 4.12.2010.
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Bite Me. There, I've said it.
And the reason I've said it is that it is the title of the latest free offering in the Kindle Store, a teen novel whose protagonist Val Shapiro "is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl." And it should be no surprise that the author, whose parents may or may not have named her Parker Blue, has a sequel, Try Me, for sale for $9.99 in the Kindle Store.
Aside to parents who wonder if the you should somehow content-block a book entitled Bite Me from your teens: sorry, but get over it. As the very proud dad of two daughters who have turned out wonderfully, I learned a long time ago that (1) you'll lose the war if you try to win a lot of battles by trying to draw pre-emptive lines too restrictively in the sand; and (2) if you think you are protecting your 14-year old from anything real by keeping her nose out of books like Bite Me, chances are good that you have a lot to learn about what's really going on in her life.
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Bite Me by Parker Blue