Saturday, December 14, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - BITING BAD by CHLOE NEILL - CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES # 8 - NAL - HACHETTE - ADULT URBAN FANTASY

By: Chloe Neill
Published By: NAL, HACHETTE
Released : Available Now 
Details : Paperback from Library, 350 Pages

RATING: 4.25 METHAN STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads

Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am ALWAYS excited to read an installment in the Chicagoland Vampires. I love me some Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance and Chloe always delivers.

I love the world Chloe has made for us. It is a very addictive series.

I LOVE Ethan and Merit. There is nobody else for these two. They are solid.

I know this is an adult series but I can’t help thinking these two are getting a bit too comfy with each other.

Nobody throw pillows at me or sharp objects.

What I mean is it is an adult series and in the early days I thought this series was definitely in that category. Sure they get their smexi on but it can be more fade into black these days. Not that I am wanting to be voyeuristic , but it is an adult series.

Ethan slid into bed beside me, his body warm and ready.

“Yes,” I said. And that was the end of all thought.

Ethan found me, prepared me, and took my body for his own, lust lingering with exhaustion, with sweat, love made tangible by palms and calves, with the curve of his spine and the apple of his shoulder, with my breasts and his fingers.

Love sparked and dissipated like sparks in the wind, and the sun rose high in the sky.

But night came again, because night, like death and taxes, was inevitable.



Chloe gave us another scene that was more heated, but then there were also fluffy pajamas many pages later... ehhhh. 

I can’t see Bones and Cat from the Night Huntress Series EVER getting too comfy with each other and donning fluffy pajamas.

Chloe was teasing us mercilessly in Biting Bad.


My heart nearly stopped. Was he...? He couldn’t be ...

As casually as he’d picked me up, Ethan flicked a bit of lint from the knee of his pants.

“Just a spot of dust,” he explained, rising again and grinning wickedly at me. “Did you think I was on one knee for some other reason, Sentinel?”



“Are you proposing?” I drowsily asked.

“When I propose, you’ll know it.”




I couldn’t help agreeing with another reviewer, I too thought some miracle might happen and Merit will get pregnant.

Yeah , I know, blaa..blaa...blaa, vampires can’t father children. Oh please, if Edward can get his giggle juice to work from Twilight, anything is possible.

If Ethan can come back from the dead.

Why not?

Edward raised the bar when it comes to vampy baby juice dispelling that theory.

I love Ethan when he shows us that ego charm that we love.

I’m looking now for more growl worthy Ethan.

This is adult romance people!

Ethan smiled wickedly and pressed a hard kiss to my lips. “I’m rarely good, Merit. But I’m often spectacular.”


I got to say Biting Bad was interesting and I love ALL the sub characters but it wasn’t as exciting as the others for me personally. 

I still very much enjoyed it.

How could I not.

Chloe always like to have several things going on in each book at the same time which keeps the pages turning. We bounce between side stories that end up weaving together. We get to see all the other characters that we all love. It’s not just the Ethan and Merit show, aka Methan.

Although under the right circumstances I could just read the Methan show.

I love Catcher and Mallory, they have a lot to sort out in their relationship and Mallory is still trying hard to redeem herself and be trust worthy. I did feel sorry for Mallory not being strong enough and turning to the dark side. I love that Gabriel sees something in Mallory and is there for her, mentoring her. Doing what even Catcher can’t.


Gabriel is VERY alpha and seeing him holding his little babe Connor is beautiful. Gabriel gets my motor purring when he calls Merit, Kitten.

“Kitten, have you ever known me to do something accidentally?”

Purrrrrrrrrrr...

Jeff is just gorgeous, he always makes me smile and he is just a stand up guy.

Malik, I do miss him a bit. There was only a pinch of him in this book. I have a bit of a crush on Malik from the earlier books. I have always been curious about his wife, the one we never hear or see, but know exists.

Berna ALWAYS makes me laugh out loud and I instantly gain an accent in my head when Berna talks. I would have loved more of Berna in this one. She is such a crack up. I have this heavy accented , gravelly voice speaking in my head.

“You could be fatter.”


Jonah is simply gorgeous and Chloe maybe giving him a HEA.

Maybe?

Time will tell. Hope so. Cause I gotta say he is too lovely to have nobody and have us just watching him quietly moon over Merit. It would be a waste of a dreamy lad to not have a woman in his life.

The GP are causing a massive headache for Cadogan House, Clean Chicago are doing their best to riot and burn the place down, there is a questionable 1957 Mercedes Benz being dangled in Ethan’s face and McKetrick is back with his nasty hatred for vampires.

Shiz is going down and it isn’t looking too good for the Chicago vampire population.

I liked where Chloe was going with the villain of the story. I liked the idea she had. It was such a dastardly dangerous idea for the vampire population.

Who will stand by who when the going gets tough, knowing the consequences?

Who is public enemy # 1?

Can Nick report the truth?

What I do know was there was no Giant Gnome. L

No matter what, I am rather addicted to this series and I keep coming back. I am looking forward to bringing back more of the adult flavor to savor in this series . 



I can’t help feeling a direction the next book # 9 Wild Things could be taking.

Will I be right?

Release date February 4th 2014







Kicking It - #8.25 Lindsey & Luc Novella - 

Book features other authors : Kalayna Price, Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman to name some.

Yay, Jeff gets a novella # 8.5 - Howling For You. 

This news has me clapping my hands together in excitement like a seal at Sea World. Due for release January 7th 2014 - Novella sized - 88 pages.


Jeff Christopher is a shapeshifter and ally of Chicago’s Cadogan House of vampires—he’s also a tech whiz and mostly-legal hacker. And the only protective shields he’s never been able to find a way around are those of the powerful Keene Family.

For a long time, Jeff has only had eyes for the beautiful Fallon Keene. Unfortunately, she is the only sister of the lethal North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene. The intricate balances of power and politics make it all but impossible for Fallon to trust her feelings.

But fate takes a hand when the Pack’s totem is stolen—threatening the Keene family’s rule—and Fallon enlists Jeff’s help to retrieve it before the Pack is thrown into chaos. Can she and Jeff find the totem, and restore order, before it’s too late? And will Jeff finally be able to prove himself to the only person he truly loves?

# 10 has a cover releasing August 2014 - Blood games

Hell yeah! bring. It.On. 

Looking at the cover for Blood Games # 10. Looks like some shiz is going down. Merit is showing some attitude on the cover. That excites me.

While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?


Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Please excuse the 12year old in me but.....you said giggle juice. Hehe and I guess if Edward can become someones baby daddy then anyone can, lol.

    Great review! Made me really want to start this series at some point in the future!!

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    1. OO didn't see you here Rachel. Ahh yes the giggle juice, heheee! I think you will like this series. I really love it. For some reason I thought you had read it, but I think that was Sarah G. Hmmm or someone in the Aussie blogging sphere :D

      xx

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