Publisher: NAL on March 3, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Source: Blog Tour
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A vampire never gets old. But neither do his enemies. When a figure from Ethan’s dark past makes a splashy debut in Chicago, Merit and her Master don’t know whether he’s friend or foe. But they’ll have to figure out soon, because trouble is brewing in the Windy City.
At an exclusive society soiree attended by the upper echelons of the human and supernatural worlds, Merit and Ethan barely stop the assassination of a guest. When the target turns out to be a shady businessman with a criminal edge, Merit suspects a human vendetta. But the assassins have fangs….
The connections to Chicago’s Houses go deeper than Merit knows, and even one wrong move could be her last….
I am so excited and honored to be a part of the Official Blog Tour for Dark Debt by Chloe Neill. I hope you enjoy my review of the book, the wonderful interview I got to have with Chloe, and the amazing giveaways at the end.
At A Glance
So freaking good!
I will admit, the last few books have been good but not amazing. So I was getting nervous for the series. Then Chloe gives us Dark Debt and blows my mind. We are right back to the series I am obsessed with.
The plot was so exciting and intense. We have someone big/bad/important from Ethan’s past coming into the picture and screwing things up. He’s creepy/charming, he’s scary, and he’s powerful. Then we have this new player screwing with the vampires in any way possible. Seriously, so much butt to kick and so little time. We get the action, we get the mystery, we get those emotional moments that make your heart melt. It was everything I wanted from this book and series.
Merit and Ethan are effing amazing. They just keep growing and getting closer with each book. Their relationship keeps this series interesting. I love how Ethan inserted himself into the investigation more this time. And Merit is still going strong, getting more mature and resilient with each new disaster.
I feel like the vampires as a whole are getting a better footing in this world. It’s excited to see their progression as a race. We even get more of Morgan, which was a nice. I stopped liking him a long time ago, but he is warming on me again. Then Catcher and Mallory do something crazy!!!!! So many changes. *wipes a tear away*
Nothing too bad I can think of, maybe just slow in some spots. Like, I don’t need that much detail about Merit exercising.
We get our tame but steamy sex scenes. Perfect for an urban fantasy that doesn’t need crazy sex, but something to keep things spicy.
One of the best books of the series. I enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended.
Jennifer: If you could choose one character from your Chicagoland Vampires series to have dinner with, who would you choose and what would the two of you eat?
Chloe: Oh, definitely Merit! Our love of good food is pretty similar, so we could share that over a meal. We’d probably go for something classically Chicago — like Italian hot beefs, maybe followed by a Portillo’s Cake Shake. So low calorie, definitely. 😉
Jennifer: Do you have any say over your book covers?
Chloe: Kind of. My editor and I provide the art department with a sense of what the book will be about, and some plot points that could be touched on in the books–like the crossroads on the cover of BITING COLD. We also suggest poses, places in Chicago, etc. So my input is on the front end, and then the artist (Tony Mauro) works his magic!
Jennifer: Do you have any advice for beginning writers?
Chloe: Read as much as you can, from lots of different kinds of genres, even ones that challenge you. The more you read, the better a writer you’ll become, because you begin to internalize grammar and structure. You also simply learn more things about the world and the people in it, which helps you create worlds and scenarios for your own characters.
Jennifer: Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
Chloe: Personally, I’d love to visit Scotland and Ireland. Professionally, I’d love to hit the top spot on the NYT Bestseller list. That’s very much a “stretch” goal, but I like to keep it in mind.
Thanks for having me today!
The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter the Dark Debt Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs February 23 through March 6 on Chloe’s web site.
What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?
- An engraved Cadogan House medal necklace
- An Amazon gift card
- Cadogan House cotton tote bag
- Cadogan House keychian
- Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks, pens, and lanyard
Enter for a chance to win an amazing Chicagoland Vampires Prize Pack. Open Internationally. Ends March 23rd.
One person will win:
Cadogan House cotton tote bag
Cadogan House keychain
An autographed international Chicagoland Vampires or Dark Elite novel
Swag, including Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks and pens, and Cadogan House lanyards
Blog Tour Schedule:
Monday, February 23 – Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life | Lore Lush Books Tuesday, February 24 – Star Crossed Book Blog | Little Miss Book Addict’s House of Books Wednesday, February 25 – Once Upon a Twilight | Krista’s Dust Jacket Thursday, February 26 – Goldilox and the Three Weres | Angel’s Guilty Pleasures Friday, February 27 – Feeling Fictional | Rabid Reads
Monday, March 2 – Booklovers for Life | Bad Bird Reads Tuesday, March 3 (Release Day) – Saucy Wenches Book Club | Nomi’s Paranormal Palace | Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust | Vampire Book Club Wednesday, March 4 – Ceres Book World | Book Infatuation Reviews Thursday, March 5 – Consummate Reader Friday, March 6 – Little Read Riding Hood | Three Chicks After Dark