Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drink Deep Blog Tour - Interview with Chloe Neill

Drink Deep
by Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires
Release Date: November 1, 2011

Product Description:
Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay low for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black-and things really start getting ugly.

Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.

I have the great opportunity to be part of the Drink Deep Blog Tour and was fortunate enough to be able to ask author Chloe Neill several questions.  Check our the interview below and make sure to check the book when it comes out in November.

What inspired you to write about the Chicagoland Vampires?

There were a number of inspirations. I was interested in the idea of vampires having been in hiding for a really long
time--and what their lives would be like after being hidden for so long. I was interested in the idea of vampires living in
Houses, and I wanted to explore what happened when a geeky grad student became a warrior.

Which character came to you first when writing this series?
Merit came first, although she was a little different in the initial chapters of the book personality-wise. Ethan was always
Ethan, and as soon as I knew who he was, I knew who Merit was.

What part did you enjoy writing the most out of the previous books in the series?

The scene in SOME GIRLS BITE in which Merit threatens Morgan at the point of her sword was pretty fun!

If you belonged to one of the vampire houses which one would it be and why?

CADOGAN HOUSE FOREVER! I even have a Cadogan T-Shirt and my own House medal. :) To me, it's the most honorable of the Houses.

What books are you reading now?

Right now, I am reading a lot of nonfiction, including those about American history.

If you could write with another author and do a crossover from one series to the next as a special who would it be and what series? Why?

I actually don't think I'd want to write a crossover. I'm perfectly happy to read my favorite authors' series just the way
they are. :)

Thanks for having me today!

About the Author

Chloe Neill 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.) Chloe is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Chloe is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

If you want a sneak peek at the new book go HERE

Buy the Book at: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble/ The Book Depository

Make sure to check out the other books in the series - Chicagoland Vampires


Sherre said...

So I have most of these books, but just havent gotten around to reading them, not just because I've been super duper busy, but because all my books are in boxes til I can move out and get sheles and I hate searching through them all to find books. I just grab whatever's on top. shame! I think when I get shelves this will be near the top of my list.

Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

Great Interview! I agree Cadogan House Forever!lol

Amber Elise said...

Great interview, I adore these books! I wonder where I can snag myself a house medal!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

I wouldn't mind a house medal myself! Lol.