Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Chloe Neill

It's pleasure to welcome Chloe Neill, author of Chicagoland Vampires & the Dark Elite to my blog....

Hi Chloe, Welcome to Anna's Book Blog! I'm glad to have you here. To start off can you tell the readers a little about yourself?
Thanks for having me! Sure. I'm originally from the southern part of the United States, but I now live in the Midwest with my soon-to-be-husband and our two dogs, Baxter and Scout. I have a day job, so writing is my evening "hobby." :)

Hexbound is your latest release, can you tells us a little about it and the series?
HEXBOUND is the follow-up to FIRESPELL, which was the first book in the Dark Elite series. In HEXBOUND, Lily and Scout, students at St. Sophia's School for Girls, have discovered something nasty running about in the tunnels beneath the city and must use all their magical skills to deal with it.

What is your writing day like?
I have a day job, so I only write in the evenings and on the weekends. Usually it's a few hours on the couch with my laptop after dinner and chores.

When you're not writing what kind of books do you like to read?

I don't have a lot of time to read right now because of my writing schedule, but I really like Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman and J.D. Robb.

What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a book?
A laptop and two quiet dogs. :)

What inspired you the most when writing Hexbound?
Probably the opportunity to make a set of new spells and magical charms for Lily and Scout to use. I had a lot of fun putting those together!

If you had a magical talent like Lily's what would it be?
I have always wanted to fly!

Do you see Dark Elite having an end or do you feel it's an open ended series?

There are currently three books under contract, but there are definitely opportunities for the series to continue. I think there are lots of possibilities for Lily and Scout to continue getting into adventures.

Both Chicagoland Vampires & Dark Elite are active series for you, but can you tell us what is up next?
I am currently writing DRINK DEEP, the fifth book in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Once I'm done with that, I'll write the third Dark Elite book!

Thanks for having me today!

By: Chloe Neill

Out Now!

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.

They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.

Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear…

Where to Buy:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders | The Book Depository

To learn more about Chloe & her books check out her website: http://www.chloeneill.com/
Thanks to Chloe I have a St. Sophia swag pack (includes a Twice Bitten bookmark) to giveaway. Plus I have a copy of Hexbound that will also go to the lucky winner. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to the U.S. & Canada.  The winner will be announced on January 23rd. Good Luck!


  1. I love Neil Gaiman, too! It's always great to know which authors inspire other authors. Thanks for the interview--I have Firespell waiting on my to-read shelf and would love to have your second book ready so that I can read one right after the other!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  2. I have read a bit of Neill's Chicagoland series, I am anticipating reading her YA series.

    patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

  3. I absolutely LOVED Firespell, Hexbound just looks amazing too! Thanks for the giveaway! bookgeeksrule AT gmail DOT com

  4. I loved Firespell and am looking foward to reading Hexbound.

    sgiden at verizon.net

  5. Looks like a great series. I've heard a lot about it and would love to win this contest. Thanks for hosting!

    stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

  6. This looks like an interesting book.


  7. I really enjoyed the interview. I love the Chicagoland series too so very good one of my favorites. Great giveaway thank you so much for the chance!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  8. I love Chloe's books. Looking forward to reading Hexbund.

  9. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

    mybookishways at yahoo dot com

  10. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  11. This looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. Have not read any of either series! Guess I had better get busy.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  13. I always enjoy learning about authors that are new to me. I would love to read the book.

  14. I would love to win!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  15. Please enter me in the giveaway.


  16. I really must add this series to the top of my TBR pile- it sounds amazing! Thanks for the great interview/ giveaway!


  17. I would love to be entered. Thank you for the post and contest.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  18. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!


  19. I simply love your books! Firespell was great and I'd so enjoy reading book 2 of this series. :)

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  20. I love Chloe Neill YA Series. Thanks for the contest.


  21. I've enjoyed the Chicagoland series and always looking for new ones, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

  22. Count me in. Sounds like a good read.
    buckfamily @ptd.net

  23. I have the Chicagoland Vampire series but haven't read this one yet and would love to give it a try.

  24. I enjoy Chloe's books, so thanks for the contest! :)

    karenwitkowski AT aol.com

  25. I enjoyed the interview and would love to read Hexbound :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  26. I really liked Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampire series and am looking forward to her YA series. Thanks for the giveaway!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com

  27. If I could do magic things glying would be on my list too.

    Thanks for this fun interview and the opportunity to win Hexbound.

  28. I am really looking forward to reading Hexbound. Thank you for the giveaway.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  29. I love this book! Neill's books became fast favorites last summer when I needed a world to escape to after a day of chasing a three year old around. Scout and Lily remind me of my best friend and me in high school... well minus the magic!


  30. Please count me in. I'd love to read this book.

  31. I'm a huge fan of the Chicagoland series and I loved Firespell. I can't wait to read Hexbound.


  32. I'm so looking forward to reading Hexbound! Thanks for the giveaway.


  33. I love Ms. Neill's books. Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  34. This book sounds interesting, like one my daughter would enjoy - thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    cropinjen at aol dot com

  35. I haven't read any of Chloe's books yet, but I'm adding this one to my wish-list!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  36. I am all out of books to read and this sounds great simplykrista1991@yahoo.com



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