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Today’s post is for Chloe Neill’s Midnight Marked. We will have info about the book and author. A great interview with Chloe, my review of Midnight Marked. As well as TWO great giveaways. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaways.
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A vampire’s grudges don’t stay dead long… Merit is one of Chicago’s most skilled vampire warriors; these days, she doesn’t scare easily. But she and Master vampire Ethan have made a new and powerful enemy, and he won’t give up until he owns the Windy City.
With his last plan thwarted, he’s more determined than ever to watch Cadogan burn. Ethan has put the House’s vampires on high alert, but their enemy will stop at nothing, including pitting vampire against vampire…
In this deadly game of cat-and-mouse, the stakes are life or death—and winning might mean sacrificing everything…
Will be available March 1st 2016
Do you have any plans to maybe someday write a spin-off series or book of the Chicagoland Vampires series? About the Central North American Pack or any other characters?
I have all sorts of ideas for new books and series, but nothing has been formalized right now.
Which book was the most challenging to write in the series ?
That's a good question! Probably Friday Night Bites. I didn't know how to write when I sat down at wrote Some Girls Bite -- I just did it. I was under contract for Friday Night Bites, so the writing had a completely different -- and more terrifying -- feel to it.
What does your typical writing day look like?
I've opted to keep my day job, so I work during the day and write (or market, plan, outline, etc.) for usually 2-3 hours most nights. I might spend 6-8 hours on those types of things on the weekend. During the week, I'm in pajamas with my laptop, usually while Adult Swim is on television. On the weekends, I try to get out of the house, so I'll usually camp out at Starbucks for a while.
Which if any of your personality traits did you write into you characters?
None, at least not on purpose. I try to write each character as their own fully-fledged person. That said, I enjoy sarcasm and witty banter, so my characters tend to like it, too.
I was really looking forward to this book. But also saddened that it is the second to the last one. The Series is coming to an end after the next book. I really will miss the series, with all it’s up and downs though out the books.
That being said things are heating up and the stakes are higher than ever. Also some things are starting to wind down the closer we get.
I really enjoyed this book A LOT. Merit is stronger than ever and it is hard to believe that it has been only a year since she became a vampire. She grown quite a bit and in this book more than ever she knows who and what she is. To herself, Ethan the house and her family and friends.
Ethan almost surprises me in every book with his action, that doesn’t mean always good though. He had some truly too stupid to live moments in this book. Some things, I couldn’t believe I reading the things he done other moments I could not have been prouder of him. He really was up and down in this book but, it all came from a good spot and that is all the matters in my book.
With all the fighting and wars brewing in the supernatural world it was no surprise that the house and the NAC pack face each other. Things are very tense between the pack and the house. On top of some other supernatural groups.
The tension between Merit and the RG comes to a full blow. Things are finally getting resolved, I’m not saying whether in her favor or not. The same goes for Jonah and her and some things come to light about him .
A new magic is in this book and I really enjoyed it even if it was terrifying. Also a new, they meet a new person with a different power than they knew liked her but would have like to see more of her “power” made being useful to the case.
But maybe we see more of her and her power in the next book.
Page and the librarian are also a bigger part in this book, and we learn more about both of them.
Merit’s father also becoming a bigger part in the overall story and I really like where it is going, although, I’m really not a fan and trust him just yet.
Catcher and Malory were absolutely awesome in this book. I think it is great how far Malory has come after her “dark “period.
I’m not 100% sure of the ending of the book of course it is a cliffhanger …of sorts. But also it all seemed wrapped up and all the sudden BOOM and all hell breaks loose. Also it is very clear that it will be continued in the next book, which is the last and I’m curious to see how it ends. But also like to see the rest of the series and being wrapped up nicely and not seemed rushed or forced.
Over all it was a great book, with the usual snark , romance . Action and twist and turns on every page.
I rate it at 4 ½★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Will Catcher throw a fit if he loses?” I asked. He was the generally grouchy type. I liked him very much.
“Catcher thrives on moderation and reasoned action.”
I snorted. “And Ethan is humble and operates the house as democracy.”
“So we’re both full of shit.”
“I’m fine,” he said testily. “You stepped in front of me.”
“I will always step in front of you. You named me Sentinel.”
“In the larger scheme, not my wisest decision.”
“ He gave you an alphapology.”
An alphapology. The apology made by the alpha male, which isn’t really an apology, but more a reason for insane behavior. Catcher does it all the damn time. Drives me up the wall.”
“The print media are generally positive. The Internet is the usual mix of praise, condescension, idiocy, and trolls.” He glanced at his computer. “And, at my last check, four marriage proposals for my sentinel.”
My mood brightened, and I leaned toward the desk trying to see around to the screen. “Really? Any good candidates?”
“I don’t find that amusing.”
Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels, the Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys--her husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.
Like I mentioned above there are TWO giveaways. One which is the Grand Prize Giveaway will be on Chloe's site. The prizes for that are:
Engraved Cadogan House medal pendant
Lou Malnati’s Tastes of Chicago package, featuring hot dogs, pizza, and cheesecake
$25 Amazon gift card
Tote bag containing Chicagoland Vampires and Devil’s Isle Swag
You can enter for it on Chloe's Site here.
The prizes for the second one are:
Cadogan House mini-pennant
Cadogan House tote bag
Swag, including bookmarks Cadogan House key-chain
You can enter the second giveaway right here with the Rafflecopter below.
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