I have an amazing author visiting the blog today: Chloe Neill. Today is her release of the third book in her Chicagoland Vampire series, Twice Bitten. I’ve read the first two books, I’ve reviewed only the first book though, but they were both awesome. I even gave the first book my “Ballsy” award.
Chloe has brought you a cool little interview between herself and her main character Merit. Merit is by far my favorite character of this series. Here’s what I said about Merit from the first book Some Girls Bite.
Merit is awesome. She has one wicked self esteem and her ultimate purpose is to be what and who she wants to be, damned if any one should get in her way. (Vampire master? No problem.) She didn’t take it well that her life was turned up side down in one, well two bites. She handles herself very well. She has balls. And I mean balls. This book is ballsy. – Some Girls Bite review
The In-Between–a Pre-Release Chat with Merit
Chloe: Why don’t you introduce yourself?
Merit: Oh, sure. Hi, everyone. *waves* I’m Merit, Cadogan Sentinel. Wow, it’s weird that I start with that, isn’t it?
Chloe: Why so?
Merit: Well, a few months ago I was Merit, Ph.D. student. Now I’m Merit, vampire and Merit, Novitiate of Cadogan House, and Merit, vampire warrioress or something. Life is strange, isn’t it.
Chloe: *Smiling* Often. How are things in Cadogan House?
Merit: *Shrugs* There’s always something, I guess. We think Celina’s put away, but it turns out she actually isn’t. We think we nailed the only conspirator in the House–Amber–and it turns out that wasn’t true, either.
Chloe: And then there’s Ethan?
Merit: Hmph. There’s always Ethan, the immortal and obsequious Ethan.
Chloe: Nice Scrabble words there.
Merit: I try. I just mean he’s the Master of my House, so he’s not exactly going anywhere.
Chloe: And how are you two hitting it off?
Merit: I’m not sure we’re “hitting it off.” Chemistry between us? Yes. But I’m a relationship kind of girl, and he strikes me as a fling kind of vampire, you know?
Chloe: I could see that. What about Mallory? Last we heard, you two were having–well, I guess you’d call it a low spot?
Merit: *Picking at a loose thread on her jeans* Yeah, that’s a little–I don’t know–off, I guess? I love her, and I know she loves me. But that doesn’t mean everyday is going to be sunshine and roses, you know?
Chloe: Especially if it’s a vampire.
Chloe: And I hear the wolves are coming to town?
Merit: *Sitting up straight* They most definitely are. At least, that’s what Gabriel Keene told us.
Chloe: What’s your first impression of Keene?
Merit: *Frowning as she considers* A little gruff, but businesslike? Clearly seems to love his wife. A warrior with a family mentality. I can admit I’m intrigued. Jeff and Nick are the only other shifters I really know, so I’m interested to find out more about them.
Chloe: *With a small smile* You know, with that knowledge probably comes the potential for drama.
Merit: *Rolling her eyes* Welcome to the life of vampires.
Chloe: *Smiling* Of course. Thanks for chatting with me today, and good luck with the release of TWICE BITTEN.
Merit: You too, sunshine.
How cool is it to sit down and interview your own character?
If you haven’t checked out Chloe’s books you really should. She also has a lovely Young Adult series that blossomed this year.
Hexbound: (Dark Elite, Book 2), by Chloe Neill
256 pages, Signet Book, (2011-01-04)
Chloe is offering a swag pack to US/Canada mailing addresses. Fill out the below form or CLICK HERE to open in a new tab/window.
- Ends July 13th, noon EST.
- Entrant must be 13 years of age or older.
- Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses only.
- Winner will have 3 days to respond to my email with shipping information that I will forward to Chloe for shipping.
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- Follow along on Chloe’s blog tour!