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Paperback: 352 pages
KINDLE: 368 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade, a Penguin Imprint
(August 7, 2012)
NOTE THIS REVIEW HAS DRINK DEEP SPOILERS
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on. www.chloeneill.com
Scroll down below my review for my giveaway, Chloe’s Scavenger hunt and more!
When a normally good person is possessed by selfish need, or pure evil, how far will you go to stop them, to protect your family and the public? Given Ethans’s return in DRINK DEEP I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, for Merit to wake up from a dream at once awful and wonderful. Since Ethan’s return was magic would it last?
Merit continues to grow into her Sentinel role. She has to as her previous life as a human continues to be pulled away from her. Her family is already a non-entity as far as both sides are concerned. Her best friend has become a sorceress with some issues that endangers not just Chicago, but humanity. Think Old Testament.
What do you do when a bureaucracy won’t see the truth or chooses not to, or worse has an agenda more political than benevolent? In a process begun in the last book, the Chicagoland Vampire World vampire ruling body is looking to dismantle Cadogan House, the lineage of vampire from which Merit descends. The Undead have just as many and just as divisive politics as humans. But, herein, human politics play a part as well.
There’s a lot for Merit and others to face in BITING COLD; the results are as shocking as the spine tingling thrills of DRINK DEEP and HARD BITTEN, but not as heart wrenching. I feel that Chloe has wrapped-up one major storyline.
I agreed to comply with a strict NO SPOILER policy so I am limited in what exciting tidbits I can reveal here. You will be as frustrated as Merit for part of the book and then just as satisfied on the cusp new era in Chicagoland Vampirism. There’s a lot of change in store for Chicago’s Vampires. No enormous cliffhanger, thank goodness—I don’t think my heart could take it. But you’ll be just as eager for the next book to find out how certain things pan out.
GIVEAWAYS and SCAVENGER HUNT!
First off, Thanks to the lovely people at Penguin and their New American Library Imprint I have an extra copy of BITING COLD I want to give away to one reader (18 and over, US Only, use Rafflecopter form to enter, all rules there). This giveaway commences today and it ends at 11:59PM EST on August 7. Winner will be announced August 8 when this blog is the stop on the Official Chloe Neill, BITING COLD SCAVENGER HUNT which starts on July 30. Check at CHLOE’s WEBSITE for all the details. That day I will also begin a giveaway of Chloe Neill Swag (Contents TBA).
SO ENTER HERE TODAY and then Come back on the 8th for Chloe’s Scavenger Hunt and to enter to win some Swag!!
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At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal—tested like never before.
It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined. www.chloeneill.com
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