July 18, 2013

ARC Review & Giveaway: Biting Bad by Chloe Neil

at 7/18/2013 01:08:00 AM


Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.
Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.
Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

First, I want to thank the lovely staff at Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group who sent me this ARC. Chloe Neill has done it again with the next installment of her Chicagoland Vampires series. I have been a fan of Neil since Comic Con 2012. I was passing by a publisher's booth and one of the booth babes handed me a copy of Some Girls Bite, the first book in the series. After recovering from my day in geek central, I started reading the book and didn't put it down until I was done with the whole thing. By the time I was done, I was in love with the Merit's world and could not wait to get my hands on the next book, then the next book, then the next book, and so on. Like many of you, I am waiting on pins and needles for the next installment and according to Neil's website, next book after Biting Bad is called Wild Things. :D

After finishing this book, I sat in speechless silence. For 5 MINUTES! I read through the book like there was no tomorrow. Now, that I think about it, that's exactly what it felt like. Merit and Sullivan are still in their cutesy (lusty) phase of their relationship and things were actually ok....UNTIL! A BLOOD4YOU factory is set on fire by a bunch of rioters who hate vampires. Things were already tense with Cadogan House breaking away from the GP, but the GP makes a move that no one saw coming. Mischief is afoot in the streets of Chicago and Merit is just the girl to get things done! Things get personal when the rioters start to attack friends and allies of the Cadogan House. All of the characters you know and love are given enough face time. I especially loved the banter between Merit and Ethan when they are alone. :D 

There are plenty of one lined zingers and playful banter scattered in every chapter to give you a good laugh. Chloe Neill certainly knows what she's writing about. Biting Bad is definitely worth reading and a great addition to the series. I give this book a five star rating!

Click the links below to pre-order a copy! The book is set to be released on August 6th. If you want to take your chances with Lady Luck, I am giving away a paperback copy of Biting Bad, along with a Chicagoland bag and a pack of various swag! Keep scrolling down to the widget to submit your entries.






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~*~About the Author~*~



photo by Dana Damewood

Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires series and was born and raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Neill now makes her home in the Midwest with her husband, Jeremy Dixon, a photographer and IT guru, and their two dogs, Baxter and Scout.

Neill studied art in college and she had big plans to move to New York to become an artist until she took her first political science class--she was hooked! Chloe Neill went on to earn two more degrees, both a BA and an MA, in Political Science and has a full-time office job with long hours but somehow manages to find the time to write wonderful novels.

Chloe Neill began writing novels in 2004 after reading every Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Romance series she could find. After sending a query letter directly to Penguin, Editor Jessica Wade read it, breathlessly requested a full manuscript, and a dew short weeks later was able to make Chloe a deal. This book was to become Some Girls Bite, the first book in Chloe Neill's New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series.

While writing the Chicagoland Vampires series, Chloe Neill also wrote a series for Young adult readers about a boarding school for teens with paranormal abilities in Chicago called the Dark Elite series. When not working or writing, Chloe Neill enjoys graphic design, web design, baking, travel, visiting Chicago, playing with her dogs and learning how to use her Nikon camera. 

To learn more about Chloe and the stories she weaves, visit her website.

31 comments:

cAnDiE on July 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM said...

Cannot wait to read this!!! :-) Great review!

Jacklynn Sizemore on July 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM said...

Merit well kick some butt and might fall in love!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

One Lazy Mom on July 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM said...

I cannot wait to read this! I predict it will be an adjustment for the Cadogan vamps to learn to live "alone", there will probably be an unrelated, yet somehow fully related, mystery, and I predict that this book will end in yet another torturous cliff hanger!

Angi on July 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM said...

Looking forward to seeing how Codogan house fares after withdrawing from the Greenwich Presidium. And how Merit will juggle her Sentinel duties and Red Guard membership. Thanks!

Samantha Newbury on July 30, 2013 at 4:03 AM said...

This is going to be one kick-ass book :)
I try not to predict anything with this book series. I love the suprise.

libby on July 30, 2013 at 5:08 AM said...

I cant wait!!Always ready for new Merit and Ethan :)

Texas Book Lover on July 30, 2013 at 5:53 AM said...

I am looking forward to seeing how CH handles going out on their own. Also hoping for some peaceful times between Merit and Ethan personally although I know there is never peace in the city...otherwise we would never see Merit be the kick ass heroine she is!

Jess L on July 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM said...

I am most looking forward to a mostly drama free Merit and Ethan relationship. They are solid and working well together and I love to see that, especially after all the crap they have gone through!

Linda Alcorn-Burg on July 30, 2013 at 8:03 AM said...

I am hoping Merit has past her weird teen age self centeredness from the last novel. A bit of acting late 20s instead of mid teens would be very nice.

Devon on July 30, 2013 at 8:05 AM said...

I'm excited to read more Merit. One of, if not, my favorite female characters in the UF/PR genre.

Angi on July 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM said...

My major prediction is that I'll have the book read a few hours after it hits my hot little hands!! LOL Looking forward to it.

Toye on July 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM said...

I cannot wait til Biting Bad comes out. I've had it pre ordered since February, I think. Love this series!

Joc San on July 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM said...

Ethan and Merit relationship will grow and that the pack will help their house if they need it.

jayne ohagan on July 30, 2013 at 12:39 PM said...

My predictions are we will find out more from the shifters. Maybe more from Jeff. I absolutely love, love this series.

sorcharay on July 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM said...

Predictions for the new book? I would *like* to see less drama for Merit and Ethan, but I think, realistically, they'll have lots of drama and dangerous adventures. Can't wait!

barronsbooksandbaubles on July 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM said...

I'm thinking Merit and Ethan take their relationship to the next level (maybe Ethan proposes?).

Froggy on July 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM said...

I already read some reviews of it so i don't want to give anything away!! I am dying to read this though!!

Diane on July 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM said...

A proposal maybe??? Hm...don't think so!

Stephanie Fredrick on July 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM said...

Hopefully lots of good lovin time between Merit and Ethan. A big fight in which Merit kicks a** as usual. :) Some witty and hilarious banter, which we've come to expect. And a twist that ill never have seen coming.

sheryl on July 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM said...

I am a huge fan of this series and I am so hoping there is a lot of Merit and Ethan.

Natalia J on July 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM said...

No more huge drama between Merit, and Ethan. :D Awesome team work, awesome fights with bad guys. Amazing story from beginning to end. :D

Vivian on July 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM said...
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Vivian on July 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM said...

Ahhhh, I can't wait for Biting Bad! I'm hoping we get to learn more about Gabe's prophecy that involved Merit, his own kid, and those mysterious green eyes!

Robin on July 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM said...

One more week..........!!!!!!

Kimberly Mayberry on July 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM said...

I have not read it, yet, but I am sure the book will do amazing in sales!

summerironqueen on July 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM said...

I really looking forward to Merit's kickass scenes!

Krista on August 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM said...

No idea, I'm still a few books behind. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah on August 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM said...

My prediction for biting bad is that chicago gets a new mayor and we get a vague mention of the premonition that gabriel had about "eyes like but not like ethans"

Stay_Cee on August 2, 2013 at 8:19 PM said...

Maybe Ethan will ask Merit to marry him? :)

crystalg123 on August 3, 2013 at 7:34 AM said...

I am looking forward to more of the Ethan and Merit craziness and maybe a commitment ceremony or engagement soon? Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Guidroz
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Michele Avery on August 3, 2013 at 11:47 AM said...

I'm horrible at trying to predict stuff, but I hope to see Merit and Ethan grow stronger together, maybe move towards marriage?

 

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