09 June 2010

Interview: Chloe Neill + Giveaway

Today, Fiction Kingdom is having it's first interview. Our first guest is Chloe Neill.

Hi Chloe, thanks for being here today.

Hi, Arantza! Thanks for having me!

- Do you have a specific time & place for writing?

I have a day job, so I usually write in the evenings before bed, usually in bed with my laptop while the dogs settle

- What do you do when you need to disconnect from writing the books?

I stop writing altogether! After I've finished a deadline, I'll usually spend a month or two not writing at all. I find I
really need the time to do something else--return to the world, I guess.

- What project are you working on right now? Can you give us a few details?

I'm about to start editing HEXBOUND, the second book in my Dark Elite series. It's a really fun novel with a lot of fun "DIY" magic, and it will be released in January 2011. I'm also writing the fourth book in my Chicagoland Vampires series, which will probably be released in July 2011.

- Since Merit was changed into a vampire in Book 1 her friendship with Mallory has seen a few rocky moments. How is that going to affect their friendship? Are they going to have more problems now that Merit is living with the vampires?

I think all the character are learning to evolve and adapt because of their circumstances. Becoming a vampire--and one of Ethan's vampires--has definitely been a big change for Merit. Mallory has her magic to deal with, as well as Catcher, who's a handful on his own. I certainly hope that they can learn to work through the big changes in their lives and maintain their relationship.

- One of my favourite characters has always been Jeff. Are we going to find out more about him in Book 3?

Thanks! I love Jeff, as well. We might, possibly, meet Jeff's love interest in TWICE BITTEN. But that's all I'm saying! :)

- In the first 2 books shapeshifters were only mention (apart from Jeff). Is that because vampires and shapeshifters don't get along? Or maybe the vampires don't care about them?

Vamps and shifters didn't get along, due to some events in their past. But they also have very different attitudes about the world; vamps are very political, and shifters don't like politics. Vampires think shifters are lazy, and shifters think vampires are drama queens. But changing circumstances sometimes require enemies to rethink their positions.

- What can you tell is about Gabriel Keene, the shapeshifter leader?

He's tall, handsome, devoted to his wife, and very much an alpha male. :)

- There is a big difference between Merit's grandfather and the rest of her family. Is there a familial conflict in the horizon?

Where Chuck and Joshua Merit are concerned, there's always a conflict on the horizon. But as events escalate in Chicago, I think we'll definitely see them come to a head.

- After reading the books, everyone seems to choose a favourite between Catcher and Ethan (I personally prefer Jeff). Why do you think they're so popular?

Personally, I like Catcher because he's very confident in who and what he is, and while he definitely has a sense of humor, he's not going to change himself for anyone. Ethan, although he's sometimes an insensitive lout, has a very strong sense of protection for his vampires. He must learn, of course, how to deal with his affections for one particular vampire. We'll see if he can rise to the challenge.

- Is Celina going to give trouble soon?

Absolutely. We spend a lot of time in TWICE BITTEN learning about shifters, but trouble is definitely on the horizon, and Celina's right in the middle of it.

- Have we seen the end of Merit's relationship with Morgan? Is he going to fight for her?

Oooh, definitely can't answer that one. Folks will have to read TWICE BITTEN to find out!

Thanks so much for having me today!

Thanks again to Chloe for being here today.

Twice Bitten it's the 3rd book of the Chicagonland Vampires series and will be released on July 6th.

She's also giving away a swag pack of Twice Bitten to a commenter.
All you have to do is comment on this post.
Want an extra entry? Then follow this blog and/or tweet about the interview (leave a link on your comment).

I'll announce the winner this sunday, June 13th.
US/ Canada Only


A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Not entering the contest as I own all her books, just popping in to say that was a great interview!

elaing8 said...

Great interview. This is one of my favorite series.I cannot wait to read Twice Bitten.

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/15781810660


JamieValerio said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this series keep it with me all the time. I following the blog.keep up the good work. :)

Wendy said...

Awesome interview! I can not wait for Twice Bitten to come out!

Ria said...

I can't wait for Twice Bitten or Hexbound to come out! Chloe Neill is fast becoming one of my favorite authors!

tina werner said...

i haven't started this series yet, but it's definitely on my list! thanks for the chance to win!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

i'm a follower...

lia10 said...

i love this series, seriously cant wait for the next book.
btw great interview.

Stacy said...

Fantastic series. Cant wait for Twice Bitten.

Im a Follower

Tina said...

I luv this series! It's one of my fave vampire series.


Deeds said...

I absolutely love this series. So much so that I made my friends buy the series so we could talk about it.

Dreamy_angel said...

Loved the interview... Dont yet own any of your books but it is on my to read pile. I follow you on face book and read all the updates. Something I would def read,, I love vampires and paranomal reading..

Cullen-Boyd said...

I am going to be re-reading the first two books in prep for the 6th! :D Love them.. Team Ethan! :D Great interview, gave a little, but no spoilers :D

Heidi said...

Love your books, great interview, can wait for the new releases!

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

I am excited to read my Chloe books. I have Firespell, Some Girls Bite & Friday Night Bites waiting patiently on my shelves for me to read them.

Maria said...

Great post/interview. I love this series! I just became a follower of your blog.

Elizabeth said...

Love all her books can't wait for vampire 3rd book
+1 follower
+1 tweet

zara said...

Love to win
Ily chloe
all her books are awesome


zara said...
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graciel said...

cant wait to read twice bitten
great interview

Leigh said...

what a great interview!!!! makes me wish the days by so i can read Twice Bitten now!!!! :D

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE this series! Great Interview!

I'm a follower

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SimmieTaye/status/15794410692


marian said...

love this series!!! would love to win!


Lynn said...

I am very excited about Twice Bitten and hopes Ethan does indeed "rise to the occasion." LOLOLOLOL

jeanette8042 said...

Oooh please count me in and I've been waiting for Twice Bitten to release!

I'm a follower!

lilazncutie1215 @ yahoo.com

Eliz S. said...

Great interview! Can't wait to see what happens next in Twice Bitten! :)

Jessica said...

Great interview! Cannot wait for Twice Bitten! The Morgan bit is killing me though! Man! July is going to take forever!

Jessica said...

Forgot to add I'm a follower. A newbie! Look forward to following this blog, seems we have a lot of the same interests!

Penny said...

Great interview - can't wait for TB!!!

Katelyn said...

Great interview, love love love the books in both series, I can't wait to see where the Dark Elite series goes from here!

+1 old follower
Count me in for the contest!
Email address:

Patti said...

Nice interview; I'm a Jeff fan too :) I hope he has a bigger role in this book since the shapeshifters are in play.

+1 new follower
+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/BookAddictPatti/status/15806908726

pspinney at cox dot net

Bells said...

What a great interview! I love this series and loved all the info about it!! I can't wait to read Twice Bitten!

Following blog and tweeted about contest: http://twitter.com/bellie7/status/15807158458

Powder1 said...

I love the Chicagoland books and I can't wait for Twice Bitten to come out!

throuthehaze said...

I really need to start this series :)
I am a follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Stephanie & Geoffrey Clapp said...

Can't wait for Twice Bitten to come out. Great interview Chloe.

Diane said...

I am so looking forward to this next installment, I'm already looking in bookstores to see if it's in ahead of time.

Michelle said...

Mmm... Shifters.
Mmm.. Vampires!
Yummy. Hot. Tension!

tenshinohanran said...

Ooooohhhh. Great interview. I learned a lot today. :3

I really can't wait for it to come out!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I see that you signed up for my Nancy Holder giveaway that I am having on my blog. For the books Possessions and The Evil Within. The contest ends Friday but since Nancy's book The Evil Within is being released tomorrow I am holding a Nancy Holder day on my blog. All day long you will be able to gain extra entries into the contest. So I am going around to everyones blog who signed up and letting them know. Hope to see you tomorrow.. =)

Steph said...

Love Ms Neill's Daily Snark and have her in my TBR pile. I know anyone who is honest enough to proclaim their snark must write an awesome book. Stop over to www.fangswandsandfairydust.com

Steph said...

And, alreaady follow you -- and Chloe too -- would love to be entered in the contest!Stop over to www.fangswandsandfairydust.com

Charchelar said...

I love, love, love Chloe Neill! I love her books so much! I've boughten every single one on their releases dates. I cannot wait for Hexbound but I especially cannot wait for the new Chicagoland Vampires book.
I tweeted: http://twitter.com/Charchelar/status/15820699863
I also follow the blog.

Martha Lawson said...

Sounds good! Please enter me.

I am a new follower on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Carmen R said...

I can't wait until Twice Bitten comes out. I'm so happy we will get to see more of Jeff.

I'm following the blog.
hdtermite (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jagna18 said...

Wow it's good to hear that I'm not the only one on team jeff!

Marzie said...

Nice interview Chloe!

Anonymous said...

Fun Interview, can't wait for TB to be released.

thebooklover said...

Love the interview! Can't wait for Twice Bitten <3


marianna said...

great interview chloe neill is a great author.


P said...

Thanks for the interview and contest! I an officially now following!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Wonderful interview. I am curious about these books. I have them on my wishlist and thanks for a little bit of tips on them. :)


LisaV said...

Loved the interview, although the storyline hints are making July too far away. For all you people that have the books in the TBR pile, dig them out!!!

diana said...

love interview


tenshinohanran said...

Started to follow your blog. :)

YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Hi everyone!
I am counting down the days to TB! Dang, it's taking too long! Lol, thanks for the tidbits! Just made me much more impatient! Lol, s'ok. It will be great!

I am a new follower!
Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)