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Oct
2

Review: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Review: The Hunt by Chloe Neill The Hunt Author: Chloe Neill Reviewer: Jen Rating: C What I’m Talking About: Picking up about five weeks after the intense conclusion of the previous book, The Hunt opens with our heroine, the Sensitive Claire, in hiding with Para Moses. Unfortunately, Liam, her boyfriend who was struck by magic in that battle, went into hiding with his grandmother, Eleanor. Even though Claire refuses to ask the resistance leader Malachi about Liam, she is worried for him and misses him. However, their enemy in Containment, Jack Broussard, is dead and the top suspect is Liam. So Claire, Gavin (Liam’s brother), and Malachi head out to find Liam, risking their own...
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Aug
17

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill The Sight Author: Chloe Neill Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: In the second book of her Devil’s Isle series, Ms. Neill expands upon her exciting world filled with Paranormals, humans, and Sensitives (humans with magic abilities). The Sight picks up with heroine Claire Connolly and her group of friends continuing to thrive in post-war New Orleans, in the Zone, an area ravaged by the battle between Paranormals and humans. However, a newly emerging group, the Reveillon, wants to rid the world of all things magical, as well as the humans who support the capturing and jailing of Paranormals at Devil’s Isle. The Reveillon’s leader will...
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Aug
10

Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill The Veil Author: Chloe Neill Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: The Veil is the first book in the new Devil’s Isle urban fantasy series by Chloe Neill. The story, told from the first person point-of-view of heroine Claire Connolly, describes a post-war New Orleans (NOLA) that is recovering from a battle between humans and Paranormals (Paras). While the barrier between worlds has now been closed, several Paras remain on Earth. Additionally, it was discovered that some humans have a hidden aptitude for magic; however if they absorb too much, the magic will overwhelm their bodies, turning them into mindless wraiths. Clare is hiding the fact...
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Nov
27

Review: Kicking It Anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price

Review: Kicking It Anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price Kicking It Edited by: Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price Reviewer: B., Gikany & Una, Jen Twimom Rating: B+ individual ratings listed below Kicking It is a collection of nine short stories/novelettes by nine wonderful urban fantasy authors. We’ve listed each story with a brief review and rating. This book can be read and enjoyed without having read any of the books in the associated series. What We’re Talking About: Forked Tongues by Rachel Caine A Holly and Andrew story Gikany and Una enjoyed this short story by Ms. Caine. Although Una has only experienced The Morganville Vampires series and Gikany has not experienced Ms. Caine’s work, we both enjoyed Forked...
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Aug
7

Review: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill

Review: Biting Bad by Chloe Neill Biting Bad Author: Chloe Neill Reviewer: Guest Review: Wendy Rating: A-, 4 Stars What I’m Talking About: I wish I could say that I loved everything about this book, and – don’t get me wrong,  parts of it were great – but overall it felt… unfinished. The good stuff first: Merit and Ethan continue to be a fantastic couple. They’re funny and they’re sexy, and they’re two of the least broody vampires I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy on paper. I love their relationship. He’s kind of stuffy and uptight (because… you know… he’s 400 years old), and she’s just one of the girls. She loves pizza and...
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Feb
4

Guest Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill

Guest Review: House Rules by Chloe Neill Please welcome Wendy, who brings you today’s Guest Review of…  House Rules Author: Chloe Neill Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013 Publisher: NAL Chicagoland Vampires #7 ISBN: #978-0451237101 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps. At the tender age of twenty-seven, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal—tested like never before. It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is...
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Aug
2

Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill Please welcome Wendy, who brings you today’s Guest Review of…  Biting Cold Author: Chloe Neill  Release Date: Aug. 7, 2012 Publisher: NAL Chicagoland Vampires #6 ISBN: #978-0451237019 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye – and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing – among humans or nonhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest...
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Oct
25

Review: Drink Deep

Review: Drink Deep Dear Readers: Please help me welcome my friend Wendy, a big fan of the Chicagoland Vampire series. She brings you today’s review of… Drink Deep Author: Chloe Neill  Release Date: Nov 1, 2011 Publisher: NAL Chicagoland Vampires #5 ISBN: #978-0451234865 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (352 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can’t tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city iself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times haven’t been this precarious for vampires since they came...
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May
7

Contest Winner – Hard Bitten

Contest Winner – Hard Bitten I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the guest review of Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill.  I especially want to thank my friend Wendy for writing the review and NAL/Penguin Publishing for generously donated a copy (one winner) of Hard Bitten to giveaway. Every person that commented on the review was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winner was selected using random.org. The Winner: Amy CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m sending the winner a message; please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so NAL/Penguin can send you the book! You have until Thursday May...
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May
2

Review & Giveaway: Hard Bitten

Review & Giveaway: Hard Bitten Dear Readers: Please help me welcome my friend Wendy, a big fan of the Chicagoland Vampire series. She brings you today’s review of… Hard Bitten Author: Chloe Neill  Release Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: NAL Publishing Chicagoland Vampire Series Book 4 ISBN: #978-0451233325 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (368 pgs), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals–and they’re camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks...
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