She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker? Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries? But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan? Her initiation into Chicago? Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. Add to Cart Add to Cart.
Also in Chicagoland Vampires. Also by Chloe Neill. Please try again later. If you want more from your books, look elsewhere. I should have known that any protagonist who claims on the first page to be the "best" vampire after having been created days earlier would be a dud.
I stopped reading on page I should have stopped sooner. Or never bought it. Merit, the protagonist, is too stupid to live. Or in this case, too stupid to live and be reborn as a vampire. Her age is around 28 and she was a graduate student but acts like she's half that age.
She doesn't act like an adult at all, instead pouting that she was made a vampire "against her will" when the other option was her death. So instead of being a little grateful she acts like a teenager throughout the entire book at least to the part I read. And the amazing part is, for the most part, everyone puts up with it! The only thing special about Merit is the fact that she has all these amazing powers after being reborn I can do this with the best of them but the only thing I wanted to do was slap Merit with said book that a woman of Merit's mediocre caliber would be worthy of such powers.
What a neat coincidence! I hated Merit and I couldn't feel a thing for any of the other characters. Woe is me, blah blah blah. All in all, I can't believe I wasted time and money on this book. Check out the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.bridedayapp.com/wp-includes/2019-08-20/3449-red-para-conocer.php
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I won't continue the series and I will probably avoid any and all of Ms Neill's books in the future. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The writing is solid. Not like many of the indie authors who don't worry about grammer and editing. The first half of book one was promising. However, after reading all the books in the series through , I'm still not attached to any of the characters.
There is no emotional investment for me. I'm from the burbs, and while there are some basic Chicago details such as the Cubs, there's sooo much more to the city and suburbs that could be included. The woman-child protagonist has turned into an odd dichotomy. Shallow, boring, and the plots are going nowhere. Kind of like Heroes, I kept waiting for a cohesive storyline, but it never formed. Typically try to read an entire series, but I'm finally calling it quits.
I've rated worse books the same, I will admit. Overall the story concept is not bad, entertaining at least. But I find the tension and characters a bit flat for my liking. Another issue that irks me, really irks me, is the repeated use of certain words that drive me to distraction. These are just two examples of many. At times it's pretentious and it's work to immerse myself in the reading. That's when you know there are problems. Errors in grammar or simply missing a letter on a word.
There are not a LOT of them, but like I said, if I'm paying that amount of money you aren't going to get any slack from me, and be that as it may knowing smirk I will not be investing any more of my dollars into this series. I pay that kind of money only for those of my very favorite authors that have proven they are exemplary in grammar, plot development, romantic tension and character development. I do not foresee this series living up to my VERY high expectations for the money.
For the same amount of money, actually probably less, you can read a far superior series which I will not name because that would be tacky. Cough Kate Daniels cough. I had issues with the first book, found the second book a little better, but this book makes me question my sanity in continuing forward with this series.
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I find that Ms. Neill will sacrifice the characters that she's built in order to shoehorn in some snappy, snarky, pop-culture laden dialogue. Sometimes Ethan is formal and 'old world' in his manner of speech and other times he is just as quick witted and sarcastic as Merit and crew. Sometimes Merit is a "literature geek" of which I have yet to see actual evidence and sometimes not. For example, after Lindsay uses the phrase "the beast with two backs", Merit is shocked speechless and has "no words".
If Merit were truly a "literature geek", she would recognize the phrase because it originates in Shakespeare's Othello. Merit rebelled from her overbearing father and did her own thing, living with Mallory, working on her dissertation. Now she lives with someone equally as overbearing and when the opportunity to join the Red Guard comes along, even after Ethan's epic fail, she refuses. Known by her last name, Merit is a dark haired, blue eyed, 27 year old English graduate student at the University of Chicago , working on her dissertation Romantic Medieval literature when she is bitten.
She is an avid fan of the Bears and the Cubs , musicals, and was a former ballet dancer. Her well-known fashion sense consists of T-shirts, jeans and Pumas rather than the fashion couture associated with Cadogan house. At the end of Some Girls Bite , Ethan names her Sentinel of the Cadogan house, a traditional role not utilized in the houses for quite a long time. Merit has a brother and sister, Charlotte and Robert. In Hard Bitten we learn that Merit had another sister that died in a car accident that nearly killed Joshua and Meredith Merit, as well.
Her father gave Merit the name Caroline, her dead sister's name as a way to grieve and remember his lost daughter. Merit has always thought of herself as a replacement for the lost Caroline. Merit has been deemed a "strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine". Merit and Ethan got engaged in Midnight Marked. They got married in Blade Bound and had a daughter named Elisa. She lost her parents in car accident years ago and inherited the house she and Merit live in from her great-aunt Rose.
After Merit is turned, she begins to show signs of being a witch. She then becomes both romantically involved with and trained by Catcher Bell. She falls under the influence of powerful dark magic in "Drink Deep" and briefly turns evil, creating havoc until the dark magic object is destroyed in "Biting Cold". She served magical probation under the watchful eye of the North Atlantic Central Pack for a while. She and Catcher get married at the end of Dark Debt. They had a kid at the end of Blade Bound. He was turned during the Thirty Years' War at the age of 30 and is described in Some Girls Bite as being 6'3", lean, with broad shoulders, long legs, straight, shoulder-length, golden blond hair, knife-edge cheekbones, a firm jaw, and a strong brow.
He is known for his impeccable black Armani suits. As demonstrated by the tension between the characters in Some Girls Bite , Ethan and Merit have an on again off again romance for a little while. They start officially dating in Biting Cold. He proposed to Merit in Midnight Marked.
They got married and had a daughter named Elisa in Blade Bound. He also gave Merit the nickname "Duchess". He has dark brown, cropped, vaguely wavy hair, a cleft chin, and a strong jaw. He is a Packer fan, born in Madison and operates the night club Red, which he inherited from his father. Morgan reveals his feelings for Merit in Some Girls Bite.
He becomes head of Navarre at the end of Some Girls Bite. Morgan asks Ethan for the official right to court Merit, but to no avail; the relationship never blossomed. His sustained affiliation with the evil previous head of his house causes concern for Merit, especially considering that Celina is determined to kill Merit.
In Some Girls Bite , Catcher is introduced as a former sorcerer who works in the office of the Chicago supernatural Ombudsman. He is a "gruff" year-old with a shaved head, tattoos, and pale green eyes. In Friday Night Bites , he was kicked out of the Order for unknown reasons connected to his desire to stay in Chicago. Although this relationship is strained to the breaking point due to the events of "Drink Deep" and "Biting Cold", it is showing signs of recovering.
Jeff, introduced in Some Girls Bite is a tall, lanky, mop-topped, year-old computer prodigy and shapeshifter of unknown shape. He is an employee of Chicago's supernatural Ombudsman. Becomes involved with Fallon Keene in Twice Bitten , though he still lightheartedly flirts with Merit relentlessly. It is later revealed that Jeff Christopher is a large white tiger, proving that looks can definitely be deceiving.
He is tall and lean with chestnut hair and blue eyes. He is the CEO of Merit Properties, a real estate development company that manages high rises and apartment complexes throughout Chicago. He is a powerful and manipulative member of the Chicago Growth Council. Merit's father seems to have his own interests in the supernatural world, and is not above utilizing his own daughter to satisfy his desires.
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His relationship with Merit is strained. He offered to pay Ethan Sullivan to make Merit a vampire, but was denied. After Merit found out about this their relationship became even more strained. However, it is shown in rare moments that he does care for his daughter.
A woman of propriety, she has blonde, well-coiffed hair and is always dressed perfectly. She is married to Major Corkburger. They have a baby, Olivia, and an older daughter Mary Katherine. Merit's father reveals that he wants Merit to assist Robert in making connections to Chicago's supernatural communities.
Lindsey is introduced in Some Girls Bite as a Cadogan house vampire. Lindsey has been in the House for years and is the resident psychic. She is a blonde known for her stilettos and designer jeans. Originally from Iowa , she is an avid Yankees fan who maintains a rather confused relationship with Luc in Books 1 and 2 and finally begins dating him in Hard Bitten, having been brought together by grief.
She becomes close friends with Merit from the beginning, and they grow close working together in the guard. He is a rule-bound dutiful Guard who is respected and trusted by Ethan. Luc is secretly interested in Lindsey, a fellow guard. He is approximately six feet tall, with a thin build and brown hair just past his shoulders. He has been in Cadogan for 38 years and is known for his "contacts. Kelley is a year-old, dark-haired Cadogan Guard known for her mechanical and software genius.
She is introduced in Some Girls Bite. Malik serves as Cadogan House Second. He has been a member of the House since Said to have "a shaved head and clear green eyes. They turn out to be shapeshifters. While currently serving his second term, he founded the Ombudsman's office and has a particular interest in the political power of the vampire community.
In "Hard Bitten", it is discovered that he is pushing drugs to rogue vampires, causing them to lose control and is also aiding Celina in her attempts to destroy Merit and Cadogan House. Arrested and imprisoned, he is freed by the prejudiced new mayor in "Biting Cold", where it is revealed that he is a "messenger of peace" or an angel, possessed by his twin brother, Domanic, who is a rogue "messenger of justice" or demon.
She is currently the Master of her own house in San Diego. During her time at Cadogan, she was believed to have been involved with Ethan. When she returns, she tried to break Ethan and Merit up by stating that Merit is cheating on Ethan. Jonah is member of Grey House and the Red Guard. When Merit was offered a place with the Red Guard, Jonah was to be her partner. He falls for Merit but keeps his distance when Ethan comes back. He and Merit share a platonic relationship.
He had crossed paths with Merit once before when she was human as her sister's boyfriend, although Merit doesn't remember him from then and he takes it personally this was one of the reasons he doesn't like her in the beginning. She is attacked on campus late at night on her way back from the library and turned vampire by Ethan Sullivan in order to save her life.
While coping with her new "vampire-ness," its thirst, and its required training, Merit must also decide where her new allegiances lie and who she can trust. English Graduate student no more, Merit must make a quick adjustment to her new existence—both her life and the lives of those around her depend on it. Friday Night Bites takes place about two weeks after the conclusion of Some Girls Bite ; Merit is making plans to move into the Cadogan house, and the vampire community itself has gained a certain level of celebrity.
There is word the shifter pack leader Gabriel Keene intends to hold a shapeshifters conference in Chicago, and there are also rumors that the Chicago World Weekly , and Jamie Breckenridge in particular, is taking a particular interest in the underground vampire raves flash mobs of sorts that meet and mass feed. Twice Bitten starts where Friday Night Bites leaves off.
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