In Twilight, particularly chapters 23 and 14, when Edward's skin touches Bella's cheeks, ear, and neck, does this mimic a vampire bite?

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Edward is a vampire, and the urge to bite Bella is very strong. It is almost as though Edward is "sampling the bouquet" when he lays his face on Bella's neck. This is the motion a vampire would use to get ready to bite, but it is also an intimate gesture of lovers. Edward can kiss or kill with the same gesture -- it adds to the suspense and the romance of the novel. 

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