Q&A + Giveaway with Chloe Neill

Posted February 5, 2014 by Jennifer in Author Interview | | 2 Comments

Q&A + Giveaway with Chloe NeillWild Things by Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #9
Published by NAL Penguin on February 4, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368 pages
Format: eARC
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Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.

But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?

Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.

Look for my review of WILD THINGS on Friday!

Q&A with Chloe

Hi Chloe! It’s great to you back at The Book Nympho and I can’t wait to see you at the signing on Saturday.

Thanks, Jennifer!

You’ve said book #13 will be the last of the Chicagoland Vampires. Are you already thinking about your next series? Possible spinoff?

I’ve still got three CV books to write, so I probably won’t think about spinoffs until they’re a little further along. But I do have some ideas in that regard.

As to my next series, absolutely. I hope to have some news on that in the very near future! 😉

Merit and Ethan are complicated characters. What was your inspiration when you created them and did that vision change as the series progressed?

They are complicated, although they’d probably both argue that they aren’t. (Which is one reason why they’re complicated). Merit has pretty much always been Merit, but Ethan didn’t develop until I’d already written a few very preliminary scenes in SOME GIRLS BITE. He popped into my mind as a fully-formed character, and I knew he was the perfect foil for Merit. Stuffy to her silly, strategic to her compassionate. I think that’s precisely what makes them so good
for each other.

I love that WILD THINGS involve more of the furry characters of CV. Have you thought about writing a series/book about any other supes not mentioned in the CV series?

Thanks! Honestly, there aren’t many mainstream supernaturals I haven’t covered in the CV series. But I’m always researching paranormal and supernatural creatures, so there’s always a possibility something will pop up. And I definitely think there’s room for more Pack stories beyond HOWLING FOR YOU, so I’ve got that in the back of my mind.

Thanks for taking time to stop by today.



The prize packet includes:

  • Limited Edition Cadogan House Novitiate Luggage Tag
  • Chicagoland Vampires Tote Bag
  • An autographed copy of HOUSE RULES
  • Plenty o’ swag, including “I Survived Hard Bitten” buttons and Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks

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The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter Chloe’s Biting Bad Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs January 27  through February 7 on Chloe’s web site.


What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?

  • A Kindle Paperwhite
  • A $50 Amazon gift card!
  • A complete set of Chicagoland Vampires Audiobook CDs (graciously provided by Tantor Audio)
  • An autographed Chicagoland Vampires or Dark Elite novel
  • Two Cadogan House Novitiate Luggage Tags
  • A Cadogan House lanyard and BITING BAD All Access Pass
  • Chicagoland Vampires bookmarks, pens, buttons, and swag!



Wild Things Blog Tour Schedule

wildthings2-400x600Monday, January 27 – A Book Obsession | Drey’s Library
Tuesday, January 28 – Naomi’s Paranormal Palace | Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust
Wednesday, January 29 – The Book Swarm | Krista’s Dust Jacket
Thursday, January 30 – Reading RainBlog | Between Fantasy & Reality
Friday, January 31 – Tsk Tsk What To Read | Book Lovers For Life

Monday, February 3 – The Consummate Reader | Me, Myself & Books
Tuesday, February 4 (Release Day) – Vampire Book Club | The Saucy Wenches | Toot’s Book Reviews | Fangtastic Books
Wednesday, February 5 – The Book Nympho | Blogging by Liza
Thursday, February 6 – A Great Read | Urban Fantasy Investigations
Friday, February 7 – Where the Night Kind Roam | Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy




About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite series.

She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest–just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, 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.)

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Owner/Blogger at The Book Nympho
I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Q&A + Giveaway with Chloe Neill

  1. So sad that 13 will be it, though I’m glad we’ve got a few more books before then! And oh sweet torture, the hint about a new series has me very excited!