Today is a special stop for Chloe Neill’s Wild Hunger. We will have info about the book and author, an Interview with Chloe,my review of Wild Hunger and two awesome giveaways. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaways.
Happy Reading :)
As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she’s a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he’s prince of the Pack and its future king.
When the assassination of an ambassador brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever.
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Thank you Chloe for taking the time to answer some questions :)
When came the idea to have a spin off series?
As soon as I started writing Chicagoland Vampires (in about 2005), I knew Elisa had her own story to tell.
When you first had the idea for the spin off, was it always the characters we have now Elisa and Connor, or did you have someone else in mind first?
It was always Elisa. Connor was a bit of a surprise; I figured him out a little later on.
How different was it for you to write Merit and Ethan out of someone else point of view? Both are pretty strong and forward characters, was it difficult to keep them in the background?
Not really. Elisa is very much her own person, as are the supporting characters in WILD HUNGER. But I definitely enjoyed seeing Ethan and Merit again. They are old friends.
What excited you the most about coming back or staying in the Chicagoland world?
Probably the fact that I get to delve more deeply into the shifters and Packs. I haven't had nearly enough of an opportunity to explore that world.
Are there any other projects you working on and can tell us about?
Sure! I'm currently working on the fourth Devil's Isle novel, my post-urban fantasy series set in New Orleans. This is the finale, so there's a lot of action and excitement in the book!
*I received a free copy from the publisher via Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*
4 ½ ★
I have read and loved The Chicagoland Vampires Series, (mostly) so when I saw this will be released I was really psyched to get my hands on it. I should say that it also can be easily read if you have not read the first series, everything that is important will be mentioned and explained. So if you have not read it and don’t plan on it you still can read this book and not be lost. After reading it I can say that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was a perfect mix of old and new , the old Chicagoland we know and love and the new with fresh new people to love just as much if not a bit more . Familiar faces and storyline being brought over to the new faces and new problems with Chicago. We still get to see Merit and Ethan but out if the eyes of their Daughter Elisa which I not only liked but it was different. But obviously this being Elisa’s story they stay pretty much in the background but still poke their head in sometimes. Which was nicely done. I really enjoyed Elisa, she was strong, unique funny and really working on distancing herself from her parent’s legacy and wants to stay on her own two feet. But what nobody knows is that she fights an internal battle with a monster inside her since she was pretty much born. A possible side effect if the way she was made and or born?! Only one person knows a little about it and that is Connor Keene. Speaking of Connor I really enjoyed him, sexy strong alpha male with a sense of humor. I really loved them together and their banter, it had many laugh out loud moments. But there was also a tender and really honest site to them that I loved. Overall I just really liked them. The few awkward moments between them made it just so much more realistic and fun read. I also enjoyed Theo, thought his role in the Ombidubus office was great, I just hope we will not see a love triangle here. I also enjoyed Lulu, the daughter of Malory and Catcher who decided to ban Magic in her life, but I think that will change and we will see some kind of conflict with herself. Of course we also see the faeries again and of course they up to no good. We learn more about their magic and history but also more about Magic in general that also involves the vampires and wolves. The seen prophecy we heard about before is hinted at but we still don’t know what it is or what was seen……but I think it will be a major part of the series. Overall, I really enjoyed it was fresh and funny, the writing was smooth and it was easy to fall in love with the characters. The final battle I thought was a bit anti climatic but overall it was great first book and I ‘m looking forward to reading the next one already.
I rate it 4 ½ ★
Photo by Dana Damewood.
Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not writing, she bakes, knits, Pins, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)
Chloe is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Chloe is a member of the Romance Writers of America.
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There will be two giveaways to this tour, one over on Chloe's site,which will include
A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain A gorgeous box of Ladurée French Macarons (You’ll find out why in WILD HUNGER!) Amazon Kindle $50 Amazon gift card Bookmarks and swag
you will be able to find that here.
And one giveaway right here, which will run from today until August 18th. Prizes include
A Wild Hunger tote bag and bookmark A Stuffed “Connor Keene” Wolf Keychain A signed Chloe Neill book Assorted Chicagoland and Devil’s Isle bookmarks and swag
This second giveaway will only open to the USA( sorry)
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