Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires Series #8)

Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires Series #8)

by Chloe Neill


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Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451415189
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #8
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 178,185
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest—just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia's to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit's and Lily's adventures, she bakes, works, 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 and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

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Praise for the Chicagoland Vampires novels

“If you are looking for a vampiric role-model, you couldn’t do any better than Merit…Chicago is lucky to have her.”— #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris

“A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine.”—USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Kenner

“One of my all time favorite heroines.”—Loves Romances

“[For] fans of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake.”—Library Journal

“Chloe Neill keeps readers right on the precipice of anticipation.”—Fresh Fiction

“Delivers enough action, plot twists, and fights to satisfy the most jaded urban fantasy reader.”—Monsters and Critics

“A refreshing take on urban fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly

“Smart, sexy, and delightful. A must-read.”—Candace Havens, author of Dragons Prefer Blondes

“A fun cast of quirky characters and smoking hot sexual tension…A stunning combination.”—Tate Hallaway, author of Honeymoon of the Dead

“If you loved Nancy Drew but always wished she was an undead sword-wielding badass, Merit is your kind of girl.”—Geek Monthly

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Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires Series #8) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
slinkydennis More than 1 year ago
Chicagoland Vampires was one of the first paranormal romance series that I’ve ever read. Some Girls Bite hooked me in and Chloe Neill hasn’t let me go yet. Merit and Ethan keep me enthralled. I preorder ever book in this series. I read the new release the day it comes out. I couldn’t wait for Biting Bad. Merit is one of my all-time favorite heroines. She’s strong, independent and deals with whatever life throws her way the best way she knows how. And believe me, life has thrown a LOT her way. Ethan is such a sweetie to Merit. I love that in Biting Bad we see their relationship progressing (FINALLY) and I hope that we will get to see more of that in Howling for You (a novella set to release early January) and Wild Things, book 9, which is set to release in early February. The GP needs to go down and I can’t wait for the other houses to realize that as well. I believe Scott is almost there and I have no clue what Morgan is up to. I can’t wait to find out. Mallory is back and I’m hoping that she proves Merit right and that Ethan is worrying for nothing, as he sometimes does. Biting Bad is an awesome addition to the Chicagoland Vampires series. There is drama galore and it also shows how much Ethan and Merit have grown with each other and how their relationship has developed. I definitely recommend you start this series from the beginning, let Chloe spin her web and see if she traps you in it like she did me. I’m just sitting here patiently waiting for January 7th.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
Freaking cliffhangers. Damn lucky I have the next one waiting for me at work, otherwise I would be one ticked off reader… The book was a little slow for me to get into, but that was mainly due to outside influences rather than the book being bad. This was actually an action packed contribution to this long-standing series. I loved the movement in the McKetrick plot line, somehow I still think we probably haven’t seen the last of him. We also had a lot of development with the GP and was thrilled to see one its members get what they deserved. Was shocked about what happen with Merit’s Grandfather and am suspicious of her father, although the scene with Merit’s family including Ethan was a lot of fun. I also have high hopes for Mallory’s future and he being a productive member of this society. There is also some hints to Merit and Ethan’s relationship taking a next step. Not sure how I feel about it. I think they are fine how they are, no need to change what isn’t broke. Then again a big marriage might be fun and a good setting for lots of vampire drama. One more book and then I need to take a break from the series. Think it is about time anyway, I need to take a breather from this world for a while. While I still enjoy the series, I’m not as excited as I was a few books ago. This tells me it is time to read something else.
RowingRabbit More than 1 year ago
I'm a faithful fan & have to say I found this very disappointing. The romantic aspect was bland & where did Merit, the tough kickass vamp go? Also, next to no plot advancement or evolution in terms of character development so it feels like a filler book. Too bad, I've really enjoyed this series but you could safely save your money & wait for the 3 books/novella coming out in 2014 & easily pick up the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved books 1-6 . Book 7 slipped a bit but at halfway thru book 8 I must admit I am quite thru with the series. All of the hatered aimed at the house from the public, the city leaders and the GP makes it a hard read. The story line has from danger with witty, funny and tender thrown in to nothing but hatered and anger. I've just had enough and called the series quits.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Merit never imagined a pizza dinner with Mallory would end up in the middle of a anti-vampire riot. The target was a Blood4You production centers. But this is only the beginning, anti-vampire riots start hitting randomly all over the city. It’s a race against the clock to find the common thread in these attacks before the powder keg of anti-supernatural prejudice explodes… or is there something much more sinister behind these attacks. While traversing the Chicago anti-vampire politics, the GP starts to play their games once again. When another GP house is attacked, Merit and friends run to their rescue but accepting help from the “rogue” house is considering treason. As you can imagine this creates and even greater divide between the Chicago and European vampires. During this story, we experience a good amount of character growth in Merit. She is still working on coming to terms with this new life that was involuntarily forced upon her. She must also face many difficult and possibly life altering decisions. I was pleased with her choices and appreciated her strength in making the hard but right options priority.  I completely adore Ethan’s and Merit’s relationship. Surrounded by Valentine’s Day fair, their romantic plans get shot to hell…but the sweet thoughtfulness abounds causing swoon worthy moment. Biting Bad is a purely impressive, action packed read. I’m unsure where the story will be heading next, but I hope there are more shifter involved. No matter the direction, this loyal Chicagoland Vampire fan will be there anxiously absorbing Neill’s next imaginative adventure. Written by: Chloe Neill Series: Chicagoland Vampires  Sequence in Series: Book 8 Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: NAL Trade  Publication Date: August 6, 2013 ISBN-10: 0451415183 ISBN-13: 978-0451415189 Rating: 4 Stars Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Age Recommendation: 17+
Wendylu4 More than 1 year ago
As always another great adventure for Merit and the gang. This one was really captivating and kept you on your toes. Twists and turns galore. I was happy to see more of our Grey house friends as well as Catcher and Mallory. Never crazy about cliffhangers but on the upside it just means the gang is coming back for another adventure. And can I say I am really loving Merit and Ethan's relationship. Things fall apart around them but they remain strong together. Definitely gets 5 stars from me.
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Aspen firing guns? Wooden stakes flying through the air? Just two wotws-Body Armor
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Read this series from the first book. The stories only get better with each book!
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Love this series. I hope it never ends.
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Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I can't believe that I have just finished book 8 in the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill.  There is only one more to go before I am caught up. The series has over all been very good. This latest release had a slower feel to it, the pace and action, building slowly over time, till by the end I couldn't believe where they ended up. I will say that if I hadn't had the next book ready to go, I would have been upset about the bit of cliffhanger ending. Merit, the Sentinel of Cadagon House, has been slowly becoming more confident and sure in her position of the last eight books.  Even though she was turned to save her life, it was without her permission. When she found out that her father played a part in the attack and subsequent save, she is beyond upset with him. Merit has continued to wonder and wish certain days that she could go back to her human existence. What happens at the end of this book, finally allows Merit to decide once and for all, just who she wants to be. The were some very interesting scenes in this book. Merit faces down rioters, takes Sullivan home for dinner with her parents, there's a fight with the GP on the front lawn, battling a burning building and even an uber-romantic Valentine's moment. Merit once again ends up in the thick of things, proving that she is the go-to girl for investigating the supernatural problems of Chicago.  This book wrapped up some things from previous books, but opened up a whole host more issues for the upcoming books.  The overall story line has been well thought out and I continue to adore the secondary characters that are vital to keeping the story moving, although I think the author was a giant tease with giving us basic instructions on making that flourless chocolate torte with raspberry chocolate ganache glaze, but not sharing the recipe! And the worst part? We didn't even get to listen to Merit eating any of it either. I cry foul! Overall, I liked the slow build, with tension rising until the big finish. It was a nice change of pace and gave the book a different feel, helping with the idea that the story will be moving in a new direction. A 4 star read.
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Loved the series. I liked how the book went. I tied up many loose ends!!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I like to think of a series (book) sometimes like its a show. You have each book where you have characters come back for some other adventure, wondering what they'll be up to next and how they will solve whatever predicament they find themselves in. That's why I think some not all, YA or well, a book series should be a movie. Sometimes it can work and sometimes it fits better as a TV series, IMO. And with that little rant out of the way, let's get to the eighth installment of the Chicagoland Vampires series. First off, I love that cover, the dark/light purple, with Merit looking out at the city of Chicago at night, her trademark Katana by her side and I'm noticing, without her signature hairstyle, what with the nickname Ponytail Avenger. I'm not really complaining to much, but just wondering. I mean yeah you can see the bangs on some of the covers. All the covers yes but still. Sorry getting off topic again. So, you have Merit and the characters wondering the what why who (well its a little obvious) on some riots that have been happening around the city. What I like the most about the series, is not only the writing but its writing on the characters and of course the character development they grow through with each book in the series. From Ethan, to our MC to of course the other series like, Jeff, Mallory, even a certain someone Merit isn't quite a fan of, etc that get their moment. There's even some things that are brought again like a certain something Gabriel had mentioned and well something Mallory mentions as well. Which makes you wonder, what will the next book have and if it will be addressed again? At the same time, eight books in and you wonder, what new foe will be introduced. After what these guys been through, you think the next villain better up the ante or something. Oh and thanks for not spoiling much in the summaries. Lately it seems most book summaries, giving an idea on what the books about, gives something away. This one doesn't as far as I know. I don't know what else to say that I haven't said about the series thus far. I'll say that this was a good 4.5 read, uh sequel and looking forward to the next book in the series to see what these characters will have to solve next.
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