Sunday, July 3, 2011

Skyrockets in Flight Blog Hop Delight

Vamps in Chicago!
You'd think headlines like that would have provoked the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we're enjoying a celebrity status reserved for the Hollywood elite—fending off paparazzi only slightly less dangerous than cross and stake-wielding slayers. Don't get me wrong, Joe Public isn't exactly thrilled to be living side-by-side with the undead, but at least they haven't stormed the castle yet.
But all that will change once they learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle and drink themselves silly. Most civilized vampires frown on this behavior, putting mere mortals at ease with their policy of asking a person's consent before taking a big gulp of the red stuff. However, that doesn't make good copy for a first time reporter looking to impress his high society family.
So now my "master," the centuries old, yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan, wants me to reconnect with my own upper class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires—and keep the more unsavory aspects of our existence out of the media. But someone doesn't want people and vamps to play nicey-nice—someone with an ancient grudge.

They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago's vampires announced theirexistence to the world-and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker... and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I've traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan "Lord o' the Manor" Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four hundred year old vampire, he has centuries' worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude-and servitude. Right...
But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I'm surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan's attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone's still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?
My initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood...
So the summer months have gotten off to a major heat wave, and to celebrate, several blogs are joining together to make the heat a little more bearable!
My offering in this giveaway will be by author Chole Neill!  I have "Friday Nights Bites" and "Some Girls Bite" up for grabs!  The Chicago Land Vampires is a wonderful series, that according to Chole herself,  has about 8 total in mind for this series!  My offering is for the first two!  These are the big trade paperback sized and are a wonderful read!

Now for the rules:  To enter you must be a BACTB follower and leave a comment with your email (EX:email name(at)the site (dot) com! A winner will be chosen at random and I will email the winner!  The winner has 48 hours to get back to me, in the event that I don't receive a response another winner will be chosen!
 Contest is open to the continental United States!
Contest is open from July 4th through July 10th.  Spreading the word about the contest isn't required, but appreciated!  Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by! 
Here is the linky to get you to the other blogs!

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  1. Cool, I haven't had a chance to start this series yet, but they're on my wish list.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  2. I have wanted to read this series for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kjovus at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow under Pimpin' Reads. I am #13 Won't you come over for a visit. There are 2 giveaways I also have a YA blog

  4. oops
    jokestner at yahoo dot com

  5. Thanks for the chance to win! sstogner1 at gmail dot com


  6. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Chloe Neill!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Great giveaway
    GFC follower
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

  8. I've heard so many good things about this series, would love to win!
    Google follower (Jess)


    Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Cool blog please count me in for the giveaway!

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  11. All weekend I have been hanging ou with my three kids (all under age two..yup there is a multiple in there) and in-laws. A great weekend but I seriousley need a vacation so I don't go crazy! Well real vacay is off the list so I am hoping for some book therapy. Have been thinking of starting this series, thank you for the chance to win!

    GFC follower and email follower

  12. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower Library Lady
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  13. This series sounds awesome! I love a good vampire story...

  14. Thank you for this giveaway! I've heard a lot about these books and the author and would love to win them.

    GFC Follower Lolarific


  15. Thank you for the chance to win! GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18 AT gmail DOT com

  16. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC follower - Sherry S.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  17. I love this series, but don't have my own copies....yet.

    GFC Anne38

  18. Thanks for the contest!

    I'm a GFC follower

    kristincheee (at) aol (dot) com

  19. GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!
    Happy Holidays!! =)

    SpadesHigh @
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

    Im a new follower!! =) If you wouldnt mind, could you follow me as well? ^_^

  20. I have not read this series yet. I thank you for the chance to win a book in it.
    GFC follower

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  21. I have heard so many good things about this series! Please include me. I am a follower.

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  22. Oh...a vampire series I have not read yet. How did that happen? Thanks for the giveaway.

    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  23. GFC Following as Jenn of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger

    jennlovesed14 at gmail

  24. Thanks for the chance to win. GFC follower uner Nay Nay. Would love to read this series.

    reneebennett35 at yahoo dot com

  25. Great blog, thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a GFC follower-judy


  26. Great prizes, I haven't had a chance to start this series yet.

    gfc follower

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  27. This sounds like a great series. Love vamps. Thanks for the chance!
    gfc follower: Tara W
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  28. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    Jen K
    GFC Follower as Romancing the Book
    admin.bookblog AT

  29. I'd love to read those books, they look awesome!
    GFC follower- Krysta Banco


  30. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Old GFC follower
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

  31. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I would love to read this series.

    GFC(Mona Garg)
    Email subscriber)


  32. Chloe's books do look great tyf or sharing info on them and for the chance to win.

    gfc - pams00


  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I am following GFC.

    mary_reiss @

  34. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    An awesome series!
    I'm a new follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  35. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Follower
    readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com

  36. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower: beckerjo
    beckerjo at verizon dot net