Hey everyone! We at Book Lovers Inc. would like to give a very warm welcome to Author Chloe Neill. I, The Crazy Lover, am a huge fan of her Chicagoland Vampires series and the Dark Elite series (YA)… I am really excited about the new book coming out soon, Twice Bitten.
Chloe Neill is here today for a Giveaway and Interview, YAY! The details for the giveaway are at the bottom of the post!
The Crazy Lover: First of all, We’d like welcome you to Book Lovers Inc.!
Chloe Neill: Thanks so much for having me!
The Crazy Lover: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Chloe Neill: Sure. I was born in the Southern U.S., but now live in the Midwest with my two dogs, Baxter and Scout. I love to
bake, and I have a dayjob, and I’ve been writing fiction for about five years now.
The Crazy Lover: What’s your favorite book at the moment?
Chloe Neill: I’m currently reading WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks, and I love it. Such an interesting look at politics and what might
happen in the event of a world zombie crisis.
The Crazy Lover: What do you think is the difference between a reader and a real Book Lover?
Chloe Neill: Readers pick up a book when they’re on a plane or don’t have anything better to do. Book Lovers plan out their
reading time; if they have an opportunity, they’re reading.
The Crazy Lover: In which genre would you place your Chicagoland Vampires series?
Chloe Neill: The CV series is urban fantasy with a romantic element. It has the world-building and action of an urban fantasy
series, and there’s no “happily ever after” within each book. But I do hope to give Merit a happily ever after.
The Crazy Lover: What about your YA series?
Chloe Neill: The Dark Elite series is young adult fantasy.
The Crazy Lover: What has drawn you into writing about the paranormal?
Chloe Neill: I love reading paranormal books, and writing paranormal books is just as fun. I get to use modern technology, but
make up my own supernatural rules! You can’t ask for a better mix of fun than that!
The Crazy Lover: Can you tell a little bit about you Chicagoland Vampires series and your Dark Elite series?
Chloe Neill: Sure! Both series actually take place in Chicago. In CV, we meet Merit, a 28 year-old grad student who’s changed into
a vampire against her will. With the help of her friends, she must come to terms with the fact that she’s now a warrior
with one of the oldest Houses of vampires in the country. Book three in the series, TWICE BITTEN, will hit shelves on
In the Dark Elite series, we meet Lily Parker, a 16 year-old from upstate New York. Under mysterious circumstances,
she’s sent to boarding school in Chicago, where she meets a group of magic-wielding teenagers and learns that things
really do go bump in the night. The second book, HEXBOUND, will be released in January.
The Crazy Lover: Was “Some Girls Bite” your first novel? How long did it take to write it?
Chloe Neill: It was my second novel, actually. It took about four months to write, and an additional four or five to edit (as I was still very new at fiction writing).
The Crazy Lover: I have to say that I loved the Chicagoland Vampires series and it’s characters. How many books do you have planned in the series?
Chloe Neill: Thanks so much! I love them, too. There are currently 4 books under contract, but I have lots more books planned, so we’ll have to see how sales go!
The Crazy Lover: What about for the Dark Elite series, your YA series?
Chloe Neill: There are currently three books under contract, although I could also write many more adventures for Lily and Scout.
The Crazy Lover: Describe a typical day of writing? Are you a planner or pantser?
Chloe Neill: I have a day job, so I typically write in the evenings (1,000 word count minimum) when I’m actually drafting a novel for a deadline. My contracts (as many do) require that I turn in outlines, so I’m a planner by necessity.
The Crazy Lover: Do you have any plans or ideas for more books or series?
Chloe Neill: I do. I have ideas for two more series currently, but no time to write them!
The Crazy Lover: What is up next in your schedule?
Chloe Neill: I’m currently writing the fourth novel in the CV series, and I’m about to start editing the second novel in the DE series.
I’m also very excited about the release of TWICE BITTEN in July!
The Crazy Lover: Thanks so much for taking the time to answer our questions!
Chloe Neill: You’re very welcome! Thanks so much for having me!