Series: Devil's Isle #1
Publisher: NAL on August 4, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Source: Blog Tour
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Seven years ago, the Veil that separates us from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.
Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused…
Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack — in full view of the French Quarter — Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs—even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.
As more and more Sensitives fall prey to their magic, and unleash their hunger on the city, Claire and Liam must work together to save New Orleans, or else the city will burn…
Jennifer: Hi, Chloe! What inspired the concept for The Veil?
Chloe: Actually, three different planned stories. I’d been wanting, among other things, to write a darker story set in the south, and I’ve always loved New Orleans. My editor and I discussed my story ideas, and she suggested I combine two of the three. And boom–the Devil’s Isle series was born!
Jennifer: What is your favorite non-writing activity?
Chloe: Making pretty much anything. I love to create things, and tend to rotate between crafts–baking, knitting, sketching. I’m currently practicing watercolor, which I am really bad at. But it’s so fun to exercise a completely different part of my brain! I also love watching snarky animated TV shows.
Jennifer: What is one item on your bucket list?
Chloe: I’d love to go to Scotland, and be a #1 New York Times bestseller. Not sure if either of those will ever happen, but a girl’s got to dream! 😀
Jennifer: What is your favorite supernatural creature?
Chloe: Oooh, that’s a tough one. I’m partial to vampires, of course, but I find angels and the mythos surrounding them really fascinating.
Jennifer: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
Chloe: Very, very late. I always hated writing in high school and college, but after a bad break up, and reading pretty much all the urban fantasy on the market at the time, I started writing. That was about 2005. SOME GIRLS BITE, the first Chicagoland Vampires novel, was my second manuscript, which I wrote in 2006. I’ve been writing ever since!
Thanks so much for having me today!
The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter THE VEIL Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs July 27 through August 7 on Chloe’s web site.
What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?
- Fleur de Lis Amulet Pendant Necklace from New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget
- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- THE VEIL 5″x5″ cloth screenwipe
- THE VEIL tote bag
- THE VEIL bookmark, sticker, and pen
- Chicagoland Vampires bookmark, sticker, pen, keychain, and lanyard
Enter to win an awesome The Veil Package! Open Internationally. Ends August 22nd
The packet will include:
THE VEIL tote bag
THE VEIL 5″x5″ cloth screenwipe
THE VEIL bookmark, sticker, and pen
Chicagoland Vampires swag, including bookmark, pen or sticker (while supplies last) and lanyard
THE VEIL Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, July 27 – SassyCat’s Book Review | Paranormally Yours
Tuesday, July 28 – Fantasy Is More Fun | Reaffirming My Bookworm Status
Wednesday, July 29 – YA Book Nerd | Happiness is a Book
Thursday, July 30 – Star Crossed Book Blog | Dandelionn Wine Book Blog | The Book Swarm
Friday, July 31 – Parajunkee | All Books Considered | Wild Wordy Women | Professional Fan Girls
Monday, August 3 – Dark Faerie Tales (Deadly Destinations Event) | Creative House Blog | True Bookies Review | Andrea Heltsley
Tuesday, August 4 – Reed’s Reads & Review | The Saucy Wenches | My Lifes, Loves and Passion
Wednesday, August 5 – Bad Bird Reads
Thursday, August 6 – Booklovers for Life | Spines & Covers
Friday, August 7 – The Book Nympho (Stomp v. Romp)