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Some Girls Bite - Chicagoland Vampires, Bk 1 Author:Chloe Neill Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker -- and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead. — Turns out her savior was the master vam... more »pire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude -- and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war -- and there will be blood.« less
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This was recommended to me by a fellow vampire fan.. For a new author to me, this book rocked! The entire story is believable! Merit is one tough cookie and accepts her new found life. I don't want to give the entire story away, but if you like Sparks, Sands or Cole you will enjoy this book. The interaction between characters is great...funny and ooooooo! You just sit back and enjoy...I do hope the next book in the series is as good or better...I couldn't put it down...Not heavy reading. I am definitely recommending this one.
Procrastinated reading this book for awhile...shouldn't have! Well written, I was immediately pulled into the story. Good world building, well rounded characters and plot;light and entertaining without being silly. The author even pulls off a spunky heroine without falling into bitchy territory. A fun read, easy to recommend to others...excuse me while I go stalk the sequil!
Similar with Harris' vampire world, the book takes place not too long after vampires have officially announced their existence to us mere mortals. The big reveal was done by the elite Chicago vampire houses. Because much like the feudal lord system and a lot like pack/pride structures in shifter/were novels, all vampires are divided into houses and those that refuse or are kicked out of a house are called Rogues. Our heroine, Merit, is attacked by a rogue and her life is "saved" by McDreamy vampire Master of the Cadogan, Ethan Sullivan. By saved I mean she joined the ranks of the long-of-tooth, and not too willingly.
Now, just as Merit has been told that her life as a English grad-student (yet another main character who is a book nerd. Gotta say, loving the trend) is over, she has precious little time to come to terms that she has to swear allegiance to Ethan as her Lord and Master. Which I think puts any woman raised after...say...1900 go: "Yeah...right. When monkeys fly outta my butt!" To top it all off, the Rogue who nearly ripped her throat out seems to have a taste for the slim brunettes as other girls turn up dead via vamp. Then direct threats are made against her life. Oh...and by the way, all these vampire houses are on the verge of war.
The great thing is that I can tell this is yet another great set up for what could be a multi-directional series. Because Merit's room mate is discovered out to be a budding sorceress, her grandfather works in a special police branch that deals with all things that go bump in the night (and employs a sorcerer and shifter), and we are introduced to many different characters that could eventually end up having their own story. I can definitely see that Chloe Neill, intentionally or not, gave herself plenty of room to grow. From her website, it looks like there will be at least 4 books in this series. So when you devour this book, you have "Friday Night Bites," to look forward too.
After reading some of the reviews of this book on Amazon, I was a bit hesitant to get this book, but it was a really great read. A strong female lead, and a great support system for her. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to the next books.
Wow loved this book. A bit more heavy on the "urban paranormal" than "paranormal romance" still a fun and a little bit sexy book.
A world where vampires are "out" in society, this series explores the risks and dangers of introducing a new minority to the population. What are the rights of a non-human citizen? How would the government try to regulate you? Some new ideas added to the vampire genre which you would think would be wearing out by now.
Chloe Neill has developed a well-rounded, pretty flushed out new heroine, her friends, foils, and possible love interests.