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Blog Tour & Giveaway! Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill

First off, November 1 may be my new favorite day of the year! So many awesome new releases in books today!

This post is dedicated on one of my most favorite adult paranormal/urban fantasy series about some kick ass vampires! The Chicagoland Vampires series stars Merit who weilds a katana and serves her maker, leige, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan as Sential of Cadogan House.

I gave the very first book in this series, Some Girls Bite, the ballsy award. It was an amazing book that looked at how a new born vampire, Merit, joins the ranks of the Cadogan House and kicks just about everyones ass on the way to, basically, 3rd in command. I highly recommend this series. Check out my reviews:

Some Girls Bite

Friday Night Bites (no official review)

Twice Bitten

Hard Bitten (no official review — MAJOR cliffhanger!)

My copy of Drink Deep will be awaiting me on my porch when I get home this evening, along with my copies of Crossed by Ally Condie and Reckoning by Lili St. Crow!


To celebrate today’s release of Drink Deep I will personally be ordering a copy for one of my readers! I will buy it in either paperback or eBook (Nook, Kindle, Kobo) as long as the price is comparable to other retailers. I will also ship internationally from The Book Depository!

  • One entry per person via 1 blog comment. (Be sure to put your email address in the comment form, not in your comment!)
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Shipping internationally via The Book Depository’s ship to list only!
  • Ends midnight, 11/03/11 Eastern time.
  • Winner will be announced 11/04/11 and will have 48 hours to respond with shipping info.

Happy November 1st!

Additional Open Giveaways:
  1. Giveaway: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Book and DVD Bundle – Ends 11/03/11
  2. Trailer and Giveaway: Destined (House of Night, #9) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast – Ends 11/03/11
  3. Giveaway: ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 1 DVD – Ends 11/03/11


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Cover Art: Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill revealed the cover for the fifth book of her Chicagoland Vampires series, Drink Deep.


Drink Deep will release November 2011. The fourth book, Hard Bitten releases May 5th.

This series has won my “Ballsy” award on several occasions.


Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1)

352 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-04-07) $10.08 (

My Review

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2)

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-10-06) $10.20 (

No official review.

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3)

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2010-07-06) $10.20 (

My Review

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 4)

368 pages, NAL, (2011-05-03) $9.81 (

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Upcoming Release: Hexbound (Dark Elite, # 2) by Chloe Neill

I featured the beautiful cover for this upcoming release way back in April but I just wanted to show you again and let you know it’s almost here!

Hexbound (Dark Elite, Book 2) by Chloe Neill

256 pages, Signet, (2011-01-04)

$6.99 (

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.
Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear… – Goodreads

The first book Firespell was a great introduction and I can’t wait to see how this series progresses. Check out my review of Firespell!

Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

256 pages, Signet, (2010-01-05)

$6.99 (

Also, if you enjoy adult urban fantasy I highly recommend you check out Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series:

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 1) by Chloe Neill

352 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-04-07)

$14.00 (

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 2) by Chloe Neill

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-10-06)

$15.00 (

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 3) by Chloe Neill

368 pages, NAL Trade, (2010-07-06)

$15.00 (

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Review: Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, # 3) by Chloe Neill

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3)Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m a huge fan of Chloe Neill. This series especially keeps me wanting more.

This latest addition was filled with things I’ve been wanting since the first book! But it was quickly pushed away and left me wanting again.

I’m eager to know what’s in store for Merit and Ethan and their house in the next book. I love how each book is progressing and the action and relationships of the characters is what keeps me coming back.

Chloe knows how to write an adult urban fantasy with a kickass heroine.

The next book, Hard Bittenwill release next year.

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4)

View all my reviews

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Blog Tour: Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill (giveaway)

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.

Merit: Especially.

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.

Chicagoland Vampires

Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill352 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-04-07)
Friday Night Bites: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill368 pages, NAL Trade, (2009-10-06)
Twice Bitten: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel by Chloe Neill368 pages, NAL Trade, (2010-07-06)

Dark Elite

Firespell (Dark Elite, Book 1) by Chloe Neill256 pages, Signet, (2010-01-05)

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.

Important Information
  • 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.

A winner has been selected and the prize has been collected.