The story picks up with Abby Normal, a young goth girl and minion to two vampires (Jody and Flood). She encased the two in bronze hoping that was the best way to keep the two lovebirds together for eternity. But what she didn't count on was a very large vampire cat named Chet wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting San Francisco by turning all the feral cats in the area toward his bloodsucking ways. While Abby scrambles to figure out what to do, her friend Jared accidentally releases Jody and Flood from their bronze prison, and Flood disappears into the night, driven slightly mad by his confinement. Now Jody must find Flood to get his help with fighting Chet, but Jody is also being hunted by three older vampires sent to clean up the mess left by Chet—and that includes getting rid of Jody and Flood.
It's fast-paced and funny, never letting the action slow for a single moment. Bite Me is a companion to Moore's other books Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, and I do think you need to read those in order to understand some of the characters, especially the secondary ones like The Emperor (a homeless man whom every acknowledges as the Emperor of San Francisco) and Detectives Cavuto and Rivera. Plus, a few references are made to those books and to another that takes place in San Francisco, A Dirty Job. But it's great fun to read, filled with exploding vampires and lots of humor.
Bite Me: A Love Story
by Christopher Moore
William Morrow/Harper Collins
hardcover, 309 pgs.