Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friday Night Lights by Chloe Neill (Book Review)

Friday Night Lights by Chloe Neill

A Chicagoland Vampires Novel Series Book #2
NAL Trade Publishing
October 2009
ISBN #978-0451227935
Paranormal Romance

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Book description:

The story of a young heiress’s initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues…

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they’re enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle—the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it’s up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn’t want peace between them—someone with an ancient grudge…

Book review:

Merit is back. She is facing a new problem that Merit does not know she is ready to deal with at this time. Merit is moving into the mansion with her fellow vampire ‘family.’ She has managed to avoid the source of her angst, her liege and master Ethan Sullivan. Luckily, she has her other family to be there for her when she needs it.

Just as soon as she is in her new place and her relationship with rival vampire master, Morgan things start to go down hill fast. Ethan wants Merit to return to her father’s good graces to do some undercover work. She grudgingly agrees. The more Merit discovers the fewer things make sense. She wonders who can be betraying Cadogan house once more.

With that said, we now get to romance banter that going on with Morgan, Merit and Ethan. Those can create that explosive combination every time they are in each other’s presence.

Merit enjoys her time with Morgan. He is everything she looks for in a man but she train of thoughts leave her mind once Ethan enters the picture.

Chloe Neill has returned with the most anticipated sequel this year. Merit has finally moved into Cadogan House. She is currently dating rival master Morgan but cannot seem to help wonder if he is the one.

Ethan has managed to ‘order’ Merit to get back into her father’s good graces in order to figure out a dangerous plot out to destroy the peace between the vampires, humans and other species.

There is more intrigue going on that even Ethan did not count on. Merit has her work cut out for her if she is discover the real culprit(s).

Like the previous Chicagoland Vampire Novel, Ms. Neill continues to charm us with her vivid imagination and exciting characters.

Her plot just thickens with her who done it storyline that get more addicting with each new page. In addition, things are sure heating up between the love triangle of Morgan, Merit and Ethan.

I definitely cannot help myself. I have read this over and over again. I lost count just how many times I have read Friday Night Bites. I love of both Merit men and/or potential men. However, I am definitely on Team Morgan.

Sorry for the ramblings about my new favorite male character Morgan that I cannot but talk about.

Will Morgan win over his ladylove, Merit?

What does Ethan really feel for his sentinel?

Has the war for the survival of humankind begun?

Which of Merit’s men is going to be left standing once the smoke clear?

I give Friday Night Bites a rating of 5 Stars.

Book reviewed by:

Night Time Romance Reviews

Also by Chloe Neill:

Some Girls Bite
A Chicagoland Vampires Novel #1
NAL Trade Publishing
April 2009
ISBN #9781101026182
Paranormal Romance

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First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

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 vampire 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.


A Novel of the Dark Elite: Book One
NAL Trade Publishing
YA Paranormal
January 5, 2010
ISBN #978-0451228864

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New Girl.
New School.
Old Evil.

From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels.

A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework.

Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.

They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users. It's too bad Lily doesn't have powers of her own to help. At least, none that she's discovered yet...

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