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Book Watch: Biting Bad

Biting Bad

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BITING BAD by Chloe Neill will be released in the U.S. on August 6, 2013 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE. (The audiobook at B&N.)

Published by NAL Trade, the print edition is 368 pages.

BITING BAD is the eighth book in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. The ninth book, WILD THINGS, is slated for release on February 4, 2014, and the tenth book, as yet untitled, will also be available in 2014.

A novella, HOWLING FOR YOU, about Jeff Christopher, is available for pre-order in eBook format, and will be released on January 7, 2014.

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I know BITING BAD is not a YA release and that I should probably be spotlighting one of the two YA releases that I’m super excited for instead. But I’m a die-hard fan of Ethan and Merit and I just had to choose BITING BAD as the book to watch for the week of August 6th. Because it is the book whose release I am most excited for.

Although, thanks to the very awesome Kt at A Book Obsession, I don’t have to wait until its release day to read it. In fact I’ll likely have finished reading BITING BAD before this post goes live. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less excited for my pre-order to download to my Kindle so that it can join the rest of the Chicagoland Vampires series.

I absolutely loved the author’s YA series, it’s what drew me to her urban fantasy/paranormal romance series in the first place. Her writing is so very incredibly addictive. Her stories are exciting and just so easy to devour. And her characters are wildly appealing. Merit is a kick-a** heroine and Ethan is… well, he’s Ethan. What is not to love about Darth Sullivan?

While it is a book aimed at an adult audience, the story focuses on the Urban Fantasy aspect more than on the romance. Which means that I can read these books anywhere without blushing and furtively glancing over my shoulder, even during the sexy times. And which means that every time I dive into the next installment I know it’s going to be action-packed.

But back to BITING BAD and why I just had to put it in the spotlight this week. Things are really heating up for the Cadogan Vampires in this installment. Chicago is becoming even more of a battleground. Tensions between humans and vampires are at an all-time high. And with a mystery as to who’s behind the attacks, this installment has it all.

So, of course I can’t wait to find out how it all ends. Of course I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble Merit finds herself in, and whether she’s able to pull herself out before something really bad happens. Of course I can’t wait to see if Mallory succumbs to the dark magic. And of course I can’t wait to read more about the always delectable, at times infuriating, and on occasion “stodgy” Master Vampire of Cadogan House.

And while I am incredibly excited to see how the Watersong series ends and to finally meet the characters in Myra McEntire’s Hourglass series, I couldn’t resist putting BITING BAD in the spotlight this week. Because it is the series that I have loved the longest. It is the series that has left me emotionally destroyed like I’ve been in no other series but Vampire Academy and Soul Screamers.

And it is the series that has one of most my favorite character couples in fiction. The fact that they’re vampires is a major plus. The fact that one of them carries a katana also adds to the appeal. The fact that their chemistry is electric, makes them irresistible.

With all of that, how could I not choose BITING BAD as the book to watch for the week of August 6th? There’s just no way.

To read an excerpt of the first chapter on the author’s website, CLICK HERE.

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Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author on GOODREADS

The author on PINTEREST

The Chicagoland Vampires Fan Page on FACEBOOK

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About the Book

Goodreads description:

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.

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Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are just a few of the other awesome books releasing the week of August 6th:

ELEGY (Watersong #4) by Amanda Hocking

INFINITYGLASS (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire

THE UPRISING (The Forsaken #2) by Lisa M.Stasse

A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2) by Rachel Harris

GATED by Amy Christine Parker

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