Friday, August 17, 2018

Chloe Neill Author Interview


Photo Credit: Dana Damewood

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not writing, she bakes, knits, Pins, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

        
  


What inspired you to pen your first novel?
I was in the midst of a very bad breakup, and reading was my outlet. Eventually, I ran out of the type of book that I wanted to read, so I decided to try my hand at it. Some Girls Bite (CV1) was my second manuscript.

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
I love the romance and cast of characters in J.D. Robb’s In Death novels, and the way Neil Gaiman creates magic from the mundane. Victoria Schwab’s worldbuilding is incredible.

What do you hope for readers to be thinking when they read your novel?
I’m hoping it makes them laugh, that they enjoy the character interactions as much as I do, and that reading my books gives them a few hours away from the stressors in their lives.

Did you learn anything from writing WILD HUNGER and what was it?
I learned a lot about French pop music in the 1960s, although that didn’t make it onto the pages of the finished novel.

For those who are unfamiliar with Elisa, how would you introduce her?
Elisa Sullivan is the daughter of Merit and Ethan Sullivan, the Sentinel and Master of Chicago’s Cadogan House, respectively. She’s the only vampire ever born. She is obsessed with coffee, practices yoga, and has spent the last four years in Paris trying to figure out if she’s more than just Ethan’s and Merit’s kid.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
Moses from my Devil’s Isle series, which is set in New Orleans. He’s a hoot, and I love him more with every scene.

You have the chance to give one piece of advice to your readers. What would it be?
Keep reading!

Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?
I believe the possibility exists, as the universe is a very vast place.

What is your favorite restaurant in town and why?
Whoever is willing to sell me chips, salsa, and Diet Coke.

Tell me about a favorite event of your childhood.
I was on our local version of the Bozo show when I was a kiddo.



In the first thrilling installment of Chloe Neill's spinoff to the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, a new vampire will find out just how deep blood ties run.
As the only vampire child ever born, some believed Elisa Sullivan had all the luck. But the magic that helped bring her into the world left her with a dark secret. Shifter Connor Keene, the only son of North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene, is the only one she trusts with it. But she's a vampire and the daughter of a Master and a Sentinel, and he's prince of the Pack and its future king.

When the assassination of a diplomat brings old feuds to the fore again, Elisa and Connor must choose between love and family, between honor and obligation, before Chicago disappears forever.


Praise for WILD HUNGER

“Fans of urban fantasy will find their new favorite heroine in quick-witted, tough Elisa.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series will rejoice to see the next generation in their spin-off. Featuring her trademark snarky characters and colorful backgrounds, this is a fun and action-packed urban fantasy launch.” —Library Journal

“Fans of the Chicagoland Vampires will be delighted by this new series, and all fans of urban fantasy should give it a try.” —Booklist
You can purchase Wild Hunger at the following Retailers:
        

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you CHLOE NEILL for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland #1) by Chloe Neill. 
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5 comments:

  1. A cashier at a supermarket! Thank you

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  2. "What was the first job you ever had?" Paperboy! And not the replicative ever-changing technology essay cited by Anete Browng, who is totally a real person!

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  3. The first job i had was a paperboy . I hated that job

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