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Drink Deep Blog Tour- Interview with Chloe Neill + GIVEAWAY

Submitted by Doll Believer on October 17, 2011 – 8:33 pm53 Comments

Chloe Neill has graciously agreed to meet me, Doll Believer,  at a 24 hour pancake place down the street from Cadogan House on the eve of the launch of Drink Deep the 6th novel in the Chicagoland Vampires Series. I have just ordered a Dutch Baby Apple Pancake that the waitress assures me is a genuine part of the Chicago experience when I see Chloe walk in. I wonder if she brought SHH with her?

CN: Fall is on its way. There’s a bite in the air tonight! It’s “Biting Cold,” you might say, har har.

BLVR: Thanks for meeting me! Can I get you anything? Want some of my Dutch Baby?

CN: You’re welcome. Yes, please. I’ve always wanted to try one of those. And a Diet Coke. It’s my weakness.

BLVR: Your Super Hot Boyfriend is now your Super Hot Husband! In this day and age – writers are under a lot of pressure to interact with their fans via websites, signings, conventions, tv, twitter, facebook and you tube. What does SHH think of your fame, your fans and your work?

CN: Yay! He is very patient with me, and has a great attitude about the books, the signings and everything else. I think he generally gets a kick out of it.

BLVR: How does SHH feel about your fascination with Beckham? Any issues there? Have you gotten any hate tweets from Posh?

CN: He accepts it, just like I accept his fascination with Felicia Day. J And no hate tweets from Posh. But why should she? I’m giving her man some great press. :)

A GINORMOUS cake covered in apples and powdered sugar is placed right in front of me by the ever perky waitress. My jaw literally hits the floor and Chloe is trying (unsuccessfully) to hold back a laugh. I’m gonna need a lot more coffee.

CN: Please bring me the largest Diet Coke you can find. And then a chaser of Diet Coke. And a fork, please.

BLVR: In describing Merit’s character I am struck by Merit’s strength. She has been profoundly betrayed and manipulated throughout her young life by her father. In Hard Bitten you reveal that it was her father’s ambition to have a personal connection to the Supe world of Chicago that ultimately led to her being turned. You have written quite a few scenes with Joshua Merit allowing us the opportunity to see him in action. I’m curious though about Merit’s mother, Meredith. What role did Meredith play in Merit’s upbringing? Does she even care about Merit?

CN – *Frowning, and gnawing her lip in concentration* I wouldn’t say Meredith betrayed Merit, but Meredith definitely believed her loyalties were to her husband, and only secondarily to her children. And Merit really was the odd one out—the other children adjusted to their fancy lifestyle a lot better. In her position, if the majority of your children are well-adjusted, wouldn’t you just assume the problem was with the odd child?

BLVR: You know in college, I took Psych 101 and they had this case called an Electra Complex. Not that I’m saying that Merit wants to kill her Mom so she can be with her Dad. *Chloe’s expression lets me know that I have officially crossed over into the Crazy Interviewer mode. Okay – that was stupid! I start shuffling my index cards looking for the next question before Chloe decides to run away.*

CN: She definitely would not want to be with her dad—or a man like her dad. She respects men with authority, but only if that authority is balanced by a strong sense of right and wrong and the value of the individual, not just money.

BLVR: Luc strikes me as the type of person where what you see is what you get. But Lindsay is a puzzle. Why is Lindsay so reluctant to give this relationship a chance?

CN: I think it’s fear, mostly. She’s known Luc for a long time, and she’s worked with him for a long time, and she doesn’t want to risk either of those relationships.

BLVR: The Chicagoland Series is at heart Merit’s story. When we meet Merit she is a fairly reclusive book worm happy to be lost in the stacks of books dedicated to the past. By the time we encounter Merit in Drink Deep, she is a martial arts master in a leadership position deeply involved in politics and intrigue. What is the message you want your readers to take away from this character’s development?

CN: Hmm. Interesting question. When I started writing Some Girls Bite, the key feeling I had about Merit was her sense of surprise—that she would be thrown into this world, and she’d turn out to be pretty good at it. But both she—and the others who knew her—would be surprised she was good at it. I think we would all love the chance to surprise people, for them (and us) to learn that we can do more than we thought. I hope readers know that they can be those surprising girls.

By now – I’ve given up on trying to finish the monstrosity I ordered and am instead trying to gather the courage to bring up the next question. If Chloe didn’t hate me before – she will now.

BLVR: It is fair to say that Merit is a woman with few friends. She is not a social butterfly in fact you make a point of that when you have Ethan put her in charge of social functions for Cadogan House. Is Merit anti-social? *I Arch my brow trying to achieve a wise Barbara Walters look.*

CN: I am not intimidated! Okay, maybe a little intimidated. In any event, Merit is absolutely anti-social. Or maybe introverted would be a better word. Some people relax by hanging out with others; she relaxes by being alone. Very much like me.

BLVR: You began writing in 2005 and have written two series in two different genres and 10 books in 6 years. If the Muse gave you carte blanche and guaranteed it would be a success – what genre or project would you try your hand at?

CN: I have some darker YA ideas in mind that I’d really like to work on. I also have two other adult supernatural series I’d love to write. I have a day job, so it’s mostly a matter of finding the time.
*Chloe looks at her watch and gives me a smile.*

CN: Sorry B but I’ve got to run! SHH and the dogs are waiting for me back at the house.

BLVR: Thanks so much for meeting me Chloe! We wish you and SHH all the best and look forward to reading Biting Cold.

CN: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure, and I hope folks have a chance to check out DRINK DEEP!

BLVR: Thank you Chloe, Congratulations on the new book and handsome hubby!


We will be giving away a copy of DRINK DEEP for one lucky reader! To enter to win please leave a comment in this post for Chloe Neill and be sure to check back Sunday, October 23rd to see if your name was selected.  Winner will be announced in our Week in Review post 10-23. This contest is open to those with a US mailing address only.

To learn more about Chloe and her work please visit her WEBSITE.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to read story books. She devoured them because they were full of magical possibilities with every turn of the page. Then the little girl grew up and school work occupied more and more of her time. Eventually the little girl graduated from school, trading in poets & prose for business management & autobiographies. Magic was left behind in her quest for the top and the world became a place filled with “paradigm shifts”, ROI & financial reports. Before she knew it, the girl was a woman who felt out of touch with the world’s magic until she met Birth and her sister Death. While Birth filled her with wonder & happiness; Death filled her with sadness & loss. And so one day she set aside the management books and instead picked up a paperback story filled with vampires, shifters & telepaths. Lo and behold, her passion for these stories blossomed and the woman became a believer in the magic of reading, again. My name is Believer9200 and I believe in the magic of stories because they give me hope.
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  • Doll Day says:

    Really fun interview! Thank you so much Chloe (and BLVR;).

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  • Lesley D says:

    Great interview! I love the Chicagoland Vampires series, and I’m waiting on pins and needles for Drink Deep to come out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Lisa Coder says:

    That was awesome! Thanks for the interview!

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  • Brandie Lucas says:

    Love the interview!! I am so waiting to get my hands on this book! I love reading how Merit has grown throughout the series. Awesome writing!

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  • Viki S. says:

    Great interview. I like the SHH title. May I use it for my hubs? It’s much better than “hubs” don’t you think?

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  • Viki S. says:

    Stupid iPad messed up my email in the above posts “required” spot. I fixed it for this post.

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  • Michelle Cable says:

    Thanks Chloe!! I love your series, you are my favorite author!!


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  • Maggie F says:

    Awesome interview with great humor! Thanks :)

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  • Bamafever says:

    Thanks for the interview Believer!! Great series, just wondering how much fall out has Chole Neil gotten from the very fatal turn of events at the end of Hard Bitten? If anyone gets the chance please ask her if she had always planned on the events to happen as they did or if the story kind of took on its own life and just lead her in that direction? Also does she plan on her books ending in cliff hangers or that was a one time deal?

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  • kayla merritt says:

    This was an amazing interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Amber Hughes says:

    I loved this interview and the humor :-) I can’t wait to read Drink Deep! The wait is killin’ me! Lol! Thanks so much for this giveaway!!

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  • says:

    I love this series. I’m so excited to see what happens next – though the end of the last book left me a bit numb. Love Merit!

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  • Elizabeth says:

    very cool interview…can’t wait for drink deep!

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  • Deborah says:

    What a fun interview. Thanks. :)

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  • Diane says:

    The blurb you ave is giving me some hope that Ethan will return somehow; I don’t know how but I sure hope he does. I was disappointed at the end of Hard Bitten; Ethan was and I pray is my favorite character. And I’m putting all my faith in Chloe.

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  • Cheryl says:

    Gah, I can’t wait to read Drink Deep! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  • says:

    Great interview!

    Annd, awesome giveaway!

    I would have loved to meet Chloe! (:

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  • Amy says:

    Thanks for the great interview!
    I’ve been following the Chicagoland Vampires series and I really love Merit. The ending of Hard Bitten was a big shocker and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Linda Frank says:

    Great interview. I especially likes how she describes Merit’s development.

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  • Thony says:

    Thanks for the interview Chloe! I’m looking forward to reading Drink Deep.

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  • surb says:

    Great interview! I am craving apple pie now!

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  • says:

    Awesome interview. Sounds like a great book!

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  • Anne says:

    Good luck with the upcoming release. I know there are a lot of us looking forward to getting the news on what happens with Ethan.

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  • Maureen says:

    Thanks for the fun interview and your pancake sounds amazing.

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  • Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

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  • Chris Bails says:

    Great interview. Chloe is a new author for me and would love to win and read this book. Have heard great things about this author and always looking for new reads. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  • Michelle Drew says:

    Can I just say I would LOVE to win this book – as the series is amongst my favs!

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  • Stephanie says:

    I´m a Chicagoland Vampire fan since The the second book. I love Chloe and the way she writes!! totally love it! one of my favourites authors so far! I´m looking forward to the release date, I really want to read this book!!!

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  • Crystal S says:

    I adore this series and can not wait to read Drink Deep!

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  • Michelle M says:

    I absolutely love this series! I’m counting down the days until Drink Deep is out.

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  • Terri Matlock says:

    thank you for writing such an awesome series chloe and for giving away a copy of drink deep. i can’t wait to read it when it comes out.

    Terri M

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  • Phallene Tek says:

    Omg. I can’t wait to read Drink Deep. Chloe is one of my all time favorites.

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  • Julie Witt says:

    Terrific interview!! I love this series and can’t wait to read Drink Deep!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)

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  • Kristin says:

    I love this series and can’t wait to read the latest installment. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  • latisha depoortere says:

    Thank you so much for the great interview. I can’t wait to read this book thank you for the great giveaway!

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  • thorsgirl says:

    Have been SOOOO excited for Drink Deep! Thanks for such a wonderful series. YOU ROCK!

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  • Anne R says:

    Fun interview. sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win it.

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  • Marsha El Akkari says:

    Love the interview! It always makes me proud to see anyone trying out some yummy Chicago goodies! I love this series so much and can’t wait for Drink Deep to finally hit the shelves! I hope I win!!!!!!=o> Go Team Ethan!

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  • Andra Lynn says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    The ending of Hard Bitten had me shocked off my behind…I NEED to read Drink Deep asap to find out where it goes from that terrible ending!!!

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  • erinf1 says:

    Thanks for a wonderful interview and giveaway! This is a new author to me, so I’m really interested in the books ;)

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  • Jamie says:

    Thank you soo much for the interview it was great!!! Good luck to everyone on the contest. :)

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  • Valerie says:

    Great interview…can’t wait for Drink Deep!!

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  • whitewolfreads says:

    Thanks for the awesome interview and I hope Chloe has a chance to write those other books she mentioned since I love her work!

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