Publisher: NAL on March 1, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Source: Blog Tour
Purchase: Amazon/Barnes & Noble
Add to: Goodreads
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…
At A Glance
Slow beginning, awesome ending!
Once Midnight Marked got going, it really got going. I always find it crazy how much Chloe manages to fit in one book. The action was intense and there was a lot of it, and we got to see all our favorite characters make an appearance. We have Reed still giving Merit and the gang a hard time and his threats become even more dangerous as the story progresses.
The twists were extra good in this one. Lots of things I didn’t see coming. So much drama, not just between Reed and Merit and Ethan, but between Ethan and Gabriel and the shifters. Alliances are definitely tested in this one.
I love that we are finally seeing the old Merit and Mallory again. Their friendship is starting to feel like old times. The humor between these two is the best!
Poor Merit goes through a lot of crap in Midnight Marked. Past ghosts and all. Testing her limits is putting it mildly.
With the series winding down, I can’t wait to see how this all ends. I see our favorite characters settling down a bit, but I feel like there are still so many enemies out there. So much to do, so little time.
The beginning was super slow. I kept putting the book down. Luckily, it got better.
The corny parts kind of got to me. I was rolling my eyes quite often by the gooey things Merit said.
This series has never been heat heavy. We do get a sex scene but it’s short and sweet.
I have kept up with this series from the beginning. It has never failed me. Another great book to add to the collection. I am just so sad that it’s ending soon. One more book! I know Chloe will make it the best one. Highly recommended.
Q1. What is your favorite scene from the Chicagoland Vampires series?
Chloe: You haven’t read it yet. 😉 That said, I love the first fight scene in SOME GIRLS BITE. That was a very meaningful
moment for me and for Merit.
Q2. When writing sex scenes do you giggle the whole way through or are you more serious and technical about it?
Chloe: Neither, really. I just write them. The stories are in first person, and Merit isn’t really a giggler or serious, but somewhere
in between. As I write, I’m writing through her. So the goal is to make the scene as reflective as possible as what she’s
thinking and feeling.
Q3. What is your biggest goal for 2016?
Chloe: Since I’ve opted to keep my day job, to work on finding balance in my professional lives. And knit my first garment. 🙂
Q4. Do you have any regrets with any of your characters in the Chicagoland Vampires series?
Chloe: I wish Celina hadn’t died so soon. It needed to happen for that particular story, but she was a really interesting (if
completely psychotic) character. It would have been interesting to see how she developed as a character.
Enter to win:
Cadogan House mini-pennant
Cadogan House tote bag
Swag, including bookmarks, a pen, and a Cadogan House keychain
Open Internationally. Ends March 9th.
Tour Wide Giveaway
The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter the Midnight Marked Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs February 11 through March 4 on Chloe’s web site.
What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?
- 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
Midnight Marked Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, February 22 – Booklovers for Life | Snoopy Doo’s Book Reviews
Tuesday, February 23 – Fallen for Books | The Book Whisperers
Wednesday, February 24 – Bad Bird Reads | Wild Wordy Women
Thursday, February 25 – StarCrossed Book Blog | Rantings of a Reading Addict
Friday, February 26 – BiblioJunkies | Love Laughter Foreverafter
Monday, February 29 – Rabid Reads | The World of Francesca
Tuesday, March 1 (Release Day) – Goldilox and the Three Weres | Saucy Wenches | Literary Escapism | Vampire Book Club | YA Reads
Wednesday, March 2 – Consummate Reader
Thursday, March 3 – Urban Fantasy Investigations | Fangirls Read It First
Friday, March 4 – Paranormal Haven | My Paranormal Kink