Chicagoland Vampire Series: Twice Bitten

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by slinkydennis
Twice Bitten is the third book in the Chicagoland Vampire Series by Chloe Neill. So far in the books, Merit, a local graduate student and real estate moguls daughter, was attacked by a rogue vampire who was scared away by the vampire who decided her live was worth saving, Ethan, Master of the Cadogan House. She has to choose whether to pledge her servitude to the Cadogan House or go on her own. She chooses to serve Cadogen. Merit and Ethan have a sexual tension that is very hard to ignore. 
After a Master vampire tries her best to kill Merit, she challenges Ethan to a dual. Ethan punishes her by making her Sentinel (protector) of the Cadogen house as well as the Social Liason with the other 3 houses in Chicago. That is a VERY brief summary of the first two books. 

  

Now, for Twice Bitten, the sexual tension is still there and stronger than ever. Merit has mastered the katanas and is now working on using her newly developed vampire senses in sparring with her partner, Ethan.  

Ethan and Merit are establishing a relationship with the Shifters, hoping they will stay and fight with them instead of running to Alaska when the shit gets tough. They play nice with Gabriel, Apex of the Shifters, and gain his trust and are invited to a meeting with the 4 Alphas, where drama unfolds.  

With the excitement at the Alpha’s meeting, Ethan can no longer resist. He, once again, makes his moves on Merit. This time she can’t refuse. They proceed to have one of the steamiest sex scenes ever. Then they go to another Shifter function, just a get-together for the local Pride, where a not-so-friendly shifter grabs Merit and manhandles her. Ethan reacts very protectively and almost costs them the alliance they are trying to build with the shifters. He then decides he cares too much for Merit and pursuing a relationship with her will not benefit the house, so he calls it off citing it’s for the greater good.  

At the meeting of the four Prides, Merit and Ethan save Gabriel’s life and fight to protect him. They win the respect of some Pride members. But Gabriel’s brother wants more for the Pride and tries to set Merit up. While Merit is with Gabriel dealing with his brother, the house is attacked (set up by Adam, Gabriel’s brother). Gabriel and Merit ride his motorcycle back to the house and start fighting. Ethan won’t answer Merit’s silent call and she is worried. After a few minutes, she hears “Merit?” in her head. She finds Ethan and they fight together, and boy do they fight. You know what comes after a good fight, a good make up! I can’t wait for the fourth book in this series so that I can read all about it. I can’t find any proof there will be a fourth book as Chloe Neill’s website is wacky right now, but there has to be one coming! 

Twice Bitten is the third book in the Chicagoland Vampire Series by Chloe Neill. So far in the books, Merit, a local graduate student and real estate moguls daughter, was attacked by a rogue vampire who was scared away by the vampire who decided her live was worth saving, Ethan, Master of the Cadogan House. She has to choose whether to pledge her servitude to the Cadogan House or go on her own. She chooses to serve Cadogen. Merit and Ethan have a sexual tension that is very hard to ignore.  

After a Master vampire tries her best to kill Merit, she challenges Ethan to a dual. Ethan punishes her by making her Sentinel (protector) of the Cadogen house as well as the Social Liason with the other 3 houses in Chicago. That is a VERY brief summary of the first two books.
 

Now, for Twice Bitten, the sexual tension is still there and stronger than ever. Merit has mastered the katanas and is now working on using her newly developed vampire senses in sparring with her partner, Ethan.
 

Ethan and Merit are establishing a relationship with the Shifters, hoping they will stay and fight with them instead of running to Alaska when the shit gets tough. They play nice with Gabriel, Apex of the Shifters, and gain his trust and are invited to a meeting with the 4 Alphas, where drama unfolds.
 

With the excitement at the Alpha’s meeting, Ethan can no longer resist. He, once again, makes his moves on Merit. This time she can’t refuse. They proceed to have one of the steamiest sex scenes ever. Then they go to another Shifter function, just a get-together for the local Pride, where a not-so-friendly shifter grabs Merit and manhandles her. Ethan reacts very protectively and almost costs them the alliance they are trying to build with the shifters. He then decides he cares too much for Merit and pursuing a relationship with her will not benefit the house, so he calls it off citing it’s for the greater good.
 

At the meeting of the four Prides, Merit and Ethan save Gabriel’s life and fight to protect him. They win the respect of some Pride members. But Gabriel’s brother wants more for the Pride and tries to set Merit up. While Merit is with Gabriel dealing with his brother, the house is attacked (set up by Adam, Gabriel’s brother). Gabriel and Merit ride his motorcycle back to the house and start fighting. Ethan won’t answer Merit’s silent call and she is worried. After a few minutes, she hears “Merit?” in her head. She finds Ethan and they fight together, and boy do they fight. You know what comes after a good fight, a good make up! I can’t wait for the fourth book in this series so that I can read all about it. I can’t find any proof there will be a fourth book as Chloe Neill’s website is wacky right now, but there has to be one coming! I am going to start the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost tonight with book 1 Halfway To The Grave. That review will be next.

 

Shift by Rachel Vincent Review

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 by slinkydennis

 

I just finished the 5th book, Shift, in the WereCats series by Rachel Vincent. I loved it! I can’t wait for the final book, Alpha, to come out. In the 5th book, Faythe, the South Central Pride’s Alpha’s daughter, is struggling to protect Kaci, a newly found tabby with no home, and ensure her safety as well as being right square in the middle of a love triangle. She goes above and beyond the call of duty in her enforcer responsibilities to protect her charge, Kaci. Her duties take her to her Dad’s rival Pride’s compound where she must snatch one of his enforcers to bring some necessary evidence to the Thunderbirds, all in order to save Kaci from a nasty demise at the hands of the Thunderbirds.

In this book, Faythe must deal with the death of her closest brother Ethan. In dealing with his death, she connects to his best friend Jace. They always flirted back and forth, but innocently, until the night of Ethan’s death. One too many swigs of Tequila and Faythe is forced to see that her feelings for Jace are more than what she suspected. There is a strong connection there and she loves him, but she loves her longtime on again/off again boyfriend Marc as well. How can you love two men at the same time? Faythe finds out quickly.

Jace and Faythe decide to keep their one night together a secret from Marc until the drama ends. But if the previous four books are any indication, that’s not happening anytime soon.

While on Malone’s compound Dean, an enforcer of the rival Pride, spills the beans about her and Jace in front of Marc. Talk about timing. After given the details, Marc insists she has to choose and says the one she doesn’t chose must leave. She’s loved Marc forever. And Jace has been in her live for as long as she can remember as her brother Ethan’s best friend. Now that Ethan’s gone, she doesn’t see how she can send him away. His stepdad (Malone) wants him dead, so he can’t go there. He has no place to go. And like it or not, she loves him too. She can’t even explain the connection she feels to him. As soon as they get back to camp she must decide.

Faythe is an awesome character who gives everything she does 110%. She is always worried about everyone but herself. She lives to make other people happy and seldom thinks about the consequences to herself.

Rachel Vincent is an awesome author. Her books draw you into their world so completely that you feel like you know all the characters first hand. I love this series and can’t wait for Alpha to come out! Another one of her series “Soul Screamers” is great too! Well one review done, and many more to come (I hope). Please let me know what you think. Is there anything I should do differently? Next review will be on Chicagoland Vampire Series Book 3 Twice Bitten by Chole Neill.

About Supernatural Book Freak

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 by slinkydennis

After getting threatened with divorce everyday for “reading too much,” I decided I would create a blog to review all the books I read. I have already read 100s since October. On average, I read approximately 1 book per day. I can’t help it. I am a working mother of 4 wonderful kids. I have a 13 year old son, 12 year old daughter, 10 year old son and 6 year old daughter. While I am at any one of their sporting events practices, I read. I don’t watch TV too often, I read. I LOVE to read.

How I got started: Fall break last year, I watched Twilight. Well of course, I had to read the book. I read all four books in 3 1/2 days. I haven’t stopped since. I love them. So, here goes nothing. I am about to post a review after this. It’s a book I read last night. Stay Posted!

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