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Meet Chicago's Newest Vampire*

"Merit, Chicago's newest vampire, is learning how to play well with others. Other supernaturals, that is.

"Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit.

"Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene and to spy for the vamps while she's at it.

"Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

"Merit must accept the assignment even though she knows that she'll probably regret it. And she's not wrong. Someone is gunning for Gabriel Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals not least between her and a certain centuries-old green-eyed Master vampire."


Catherine: "I don't exactly know how to review this book. I have such a polarized reaction about it. I loved it, but it absolutely pissed me off. When I got to the end and saw that I'd be left hanging like that, I was absolutely infuriated!"


Wikipedia: "Chicagoland Vampires is a series of urban fantasy vampire romance novels by American author Chloe Neill which are set in the city and environs of Chicago . . .

"A host of supernatural beings populate the Chicagoland Vampires world: vampires, shapeshifters, sorcerers/witches, nymphs, fairies, angels, demons, and trolls. Vampires are the only supernatural beings who have announced their existence to the human public; however, almost all human governing officials know of the remaining supernatural species. Prior to Some Girls Bite, Chicago's Mayor, Seth Tate, created the Ombudsman's office to funnel all supernatural issues into one office."


Previously in Twice Bitten: No. 13 On Booklist: Best-Selling Books On Amazon Under The Search Term "Chicago."


* Third in a series, originally published in 2010; 10 installments have since been published. This post is based on an audiobook excerpt uploaded to YouTube on Monday.


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Posted on September 20, 2016

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