Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires Series #2)

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The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle—the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire ...

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Overview

The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves—mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle—the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them—someone with an ancient grudge...
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451227935
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #2
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 168,763
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the author of the Chicagoland Vampires paranormal romance series and the Dark Elite series, including Firespell and Hexbound.

Actress Cynthia Holloway has performed on stage, film, and television, and she is the voice of Anita Blake in the audiobook editions of Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling vampire hunter series.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    Merit's recovering from the murders that almost killed her. She's also been turned into a vampire and must obey the man she loves to hate.

    In order to perform her job to the best of her ability, she finally moves into the Cadogan house. She's having a hard time adjusting to and mingling with the other vampires due to her status and the rumors floating around.

    Ethan doesn't give her much time to adjust before asking her to return to the life she left behind. When an anonymous warning arrives with hints of a secret being uncovered, Ethan wants to find out who is responsible. All signs point to a reporter of a prominent family.

    Merit's forced to enter society again with Ethan at her side. Soon, she's going head-to-head with her father and creating tension within her romantic relationship. But Merit has bigger problems than romance; there's another traitor in the house. She must uncover the mole and watch her back - because someone's out for revenge and it's getting ugly.

    FRIDAY NIGHT BITES is the second book in this new crossover series (A/YA) that hits upon romance, snarky dialogue, danger, revenge, friendship, elite society, and struggling to find your place in the world. It's an excellent series that left me waiting for the next installment. I love both the titles and the covers for the CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES books!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2009

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    Awesome new series!

    I've read many vampire books, and this is another original and thrilling ride. Merit has just been turned into a vampire without her consent. Ethan says he saved her life by turning her. She hates him for turning her, but can't resist him at the same time. This book has murder mysteries, gorgeous vampires, cute girlfriends, sassy dialog and sexual intrigue.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

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    READ THIS BOOK!

    I would not have read this book based on the cover if it had not been highly recommended to me, I am so glad I did. The characters in this series are great and you get pulled in. I can't wait for the next book. The chemistry between Ethan and Merit is amazing. I haven't loved a vamp this much since Eric. I have not met anyone who read this book who didn't love it. READ IT!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    love me some vampires

    This was a nice change from all romancy nvels.... there was a challenge in this book.. no give aways suspenful love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    A fun series Highly recommend

    I read 'Friday Night Bites' in one night... The continueing story for Merit,Mallory and Catcher plus Merit dealing with being Senitel of the house. And seeing how she interacts with her family is awesome and funny. I don't wanna give too much... It was a great follow up to 'Some Girls Bite'. Merit and her attraction to Ethan jumps right off the page

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

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    A- rating....

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    I listened to the audio version of book #1, Some Girls Bite, months ago and LOVED it!! But knowing that there were (at that point in time) 4 other books in this series sitting in my TBR, I avoided picking up book #2 because I didn't have time to read the four other books. Well now there are five other books to this series in my TBR pile, but when I started a road trip, I couldn't resist the pull of this one in my audiobook files and started listening to it. I didn't make it very far on my audiobook (chapter 5) because I ended up chatting with my passenger, but it was enough to drag me back into the story. When I got home, I DEVOURED the rest of the book. It's been less than 12 hours since I finished book #2 and yes, I have already started book #3. There goes the rest of my week. *sigh*

    This is an urban fantasy series about Merit, a newly turned vampire (against her will) in Chicago. These books need to be read in order because it's a continuing story. Merit is different from other vampires and this book sheds a little bit more light as to the "why" of that. It also continues the intriguing pseudo-romantic threads between her and Morgan and her and Ethan. Of course, nothing is resolved....this is a 10-book series (as it's listed on GR so far)....so I don't think anything is going to be resolved between Merit and any of the men surrounding her for a very long time. That's the only thing that drives me crazy with Urban Fantasy books. ;o) I do like my HEA.

    But this is a great addition to the series. The action didn't seem quite as intense as book #1, but my attention never faltered in the book. I did mention that I devoured it, right? I like Merit. She's tough and even with all the crazy in her life, she seems normal. You could see how a normal person could end up in these circumstances...you know if vampires and shifters were real entities anyway. :o) She's someone that all of us could easily see calling a girlfriend and hanging out with on a Friday night and I think that's why these books work so well. It's the fantasy of what "could" be real and I liked it! Back to reading book #3....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

    Great Follow-up!

    I had read the first book-Some Girls Bite. I was waiting for the second. I am happy to say I was not dissapointed. Celina was released from vampire prison and back to stir up trouble any way she can. It was an interesting side step-bringing in werewolves. I am already looking toward the next book with that comment made by the AJAX about them being RELATED!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    A good read

    Chloe Neill's series is a fun read, just catchy enough to keep my attention. The plot is infused with a little bit of everything: mystery and intrigue, romantic tension and triangles, and a sassy attitude from the main character. The only thing lacking might be a bit more word exploration, although she does do some. All in all, a good read - I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2009

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    Merit id back...

    After the capture of Celina at the end of the first book, our resident heroine- Merit and her cohorts; Mallory, Catcher, Ethan and Morgan are back. This time with another enemy. Namely Nicholas Breckenridge and his family. Who? you ask. It was Merit's former flame and her family's family friend. When the young member of the Brecks threaten to release an expose on the "raves" that some vampires still practice, Merit and Ethan (as much to very specific people's chagrin) introduced themselves to the social world of Chicago to get some inside scoop and possibly allies. It was effortless, Merit is after all a daughter of one of the elite. At this social shenanigans was where they found out what exactly is going on. I was surprised that the Brecks aren't what they seem, I thought it was the Pack's leader from N.A that was causing all this for some reason and yet the answer was us right around the corner. At the end it all comes down to another traitor from the Cadogan House, sad really that they seems to be charmed and manuevered easily. I wasn't convince that Celina's going to be gone for 3-4 books and I was right.

    I feel for Merit. The fight with Mallory about questioning her feelings towards navarre's new master. The distrust of Morgan, which was such a shame because I was really beginning to like him. He was sweet and sincerely interested in Merit despite obvious house situation but then again Mer was right he did force her to court her infront of her whole house, but sooo not the point I know and then their Ethan's with his blonde delish body Master-of-the-House attraction with her yet a freakin coward (in a way) was tiring even for me, ahhh but all this supernatural drama really is so much fun. I was even kind of happy when snarky-evil-b*tch Celina provoke her, now the vampire in her will change everything beneficial or not, we'll have to see about that.

    Another exciting and entertaining read from the real creator of Cadogan House herself (yes that would be Chloe Neill). Join Merit's new adventure as a young initiate with a dorky past that now holds a skill with a Katana.

    This is what's so tiring about reading a series, I am all pumped up because of all the action and them wham I was forced to halt until the next time...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2009

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    Great Series!

    This is a great new series. Give it a try.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2009

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    Almost perfect

    I really like this series so far. It manages to avoid some of the expected cliches and melodrama that usually goes with the vampire genre. I especially love the handling of Ethan and Merit. The only issue I had was that the details of the plot surrounding Jaime and his family were a little vague and left a lot of questions. Also, the raves were never really dealt with here. My interest is definitely peaked by all the foreshadowing and I'm really looking forward to what comes next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

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    Good, solid 2nd book

    With all the vampire/paranormal books out there, it's nice to find characters that stand out and are a bit different. This is a worthy second book in the series although not as much a "grabber" as the first book. I am looking forward to the next book, especially after the teaser ending of this one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2009

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    The second Chicagoland vampire tale is super urban fantasy

    Ten months have passed since the vampires came out of the closet and revealed themselves to humanity. New to the biting night life, upper class Merit struggles with her bite and her position as sentinel of the House of Cadogan; one of the three vampire "Houses" in Chicago. However, those are minor problems compared to her constant disputes with the dude who changed her, four century old master vampire Ethan Sullivan.

    Currently, vampires are riding a wave of good will media. However, rumors fly that wannabe tabloid reporter Jamie Breckenridge has learned about Raves in which humans serve up blood like a cocktail hour. Merit knows him as his family and hers (human that is) travel in the same elitist circle. Merit needs to persuade ambitious Jamie to drop the story before the humans go for blood.

    The second Chicagoland vampire tale (see SOME GIRLS BITE) is super urban fantasy starring a tyro bloodsucker who continues to have major relationships with mortal and vampires; Merit still connects (loose definition) with her social climbing parents and other mortal family members and obviously with her new vampire family. Fans will appreciate Merit's efforts to balance her two teetering worlds summed up simply by TGIFNB (Thank God it's Friday Night Bites).

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 7, 2014

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    A'ight

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    Posted October 7, 2014

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    "Monster Energy" result two is the new CR.

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

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    After the last book I had trouble getting this series out of my

    After the last book I had trouble getting this series out of my head. Needed to review some books I’d requested for review so I had to push this one back a couple of book before I could start it. Now that I’ve finished it I’m not sure what to think. If I didn’t have the next two books lined up and checked out from the library already I might be tempted to set this one aside or say I’m done with it. I just don’t think I cared for the direction the series is taking. If it wasn’t for those last 50 pages or so it would have been a two star rating.




    I have decided I am not an Ethan fan. I was so rooting for Morgan and Merit didn’t even give him a chance. There one ‘date’ together had great chemistry play between them and suddenly everything went to crap…and I blame Ethan. I did like having the opportunity to get to know some of Merit’s house mates, and like another review said the house is essentially a dorm for vampires…




    I did witness some growth in Merit’s character, and I realize she is going through a lot, but at this point I’m not liking her much more than Ethan. She need to embrace who she is soon or I am going to call it quits on this series. That will teach me for requesting too many books in a series at a time…now I got to read them, even though I am not thrilled with how things are going down.




    I hope things pick up in the next book, it looks like we are going to get to explore another aspect of the supernatural world Merit lives in, the shifters. I hope she comes to her senses and gets over this sexual attraction with Ethan, perhaps she just needs to jump him once and get it out of her system. I also hope we get to know more about the other characters in her life, and the elusive second of the Cadogan house, new information about him caught my interest in this book.




    Over all I was disappointed by this book, and if it wasn’t for the secondary characters, setting and that I already have the next two books on hand I probably wouldn’t be continuing.

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  • Posted March 23, 2014

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    This is the second book in the Chicagoland Vampire Series and co

    This is the second book in the Chicagoland Vampire Series and continues Merit's journey as a newly turned vampire.  I jumped right into the second audiobook after listening to the first and I continue to enjoy Cynthia Holloway's performance of Merit and the other characters.

    It has been a few weeks following the end of book one and Merit is becoming more accepting of who and what she has become. Merit is also growing into her position as Sentinel for Cadogan House.  She is still training with Catcher Bell. And partially due to Catcher's growing relationship with her best friend Mallory and partially because being 20 minutes away from Cadogan House was just unacceptable, Merit moves into the mansion. Merit is still dating Morgan who is now the head of Gray house since Celina has been remanded to the Greenwich Presidio following the end of book one. 

    Life gets even more complicated for Merit when Sullivan has her reconnect with her estranged family in order to gain the connections necessary to help with an investigation into Raves. But working closely with Ethan doesn't do anything to help with the very ambivalent feelings she has for Morgan or the way Ethan continues to run hot and cold toward her.  

    I spent a lot of this book wanting to smack Merit and tell her to tell Ethan to get over himself. I understand that she has committed to the House, but the way Ethan jerks her emotions around, and she lets him, just pisses me off. While there was a mystery to be solved, there was less action until the end of the story. This felt more like a transitional story. Merit transitioning from student to a warrior. Merit transitioning from thinking about herself to thinking about others first. Merit transitioning from young adult to full grown adult. That didn't make it a bad story, just not one where we see a lot of forward momentum. I gave it 3stars. 

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    A must read!!!

    The best new vampire series!! This book has it all romance, danger, And excitement great find so glad I gave it a shot!!!

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  • Posted December 25, 2013

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    Friday Night Bites is the second book in Chloe Neill's Chicagola

    Friday Night Bites is the second book in Chloe Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series. I love the characters in this series, and there's lots of relationship developments to keep an eye on in this one.

    The series' amazing heroine Merit has only been a vampire for two months and she continues to grow into her new life. Her role in her vampire house is requiring her to be a liaison between the different vampire houses, between vampires and shifters, and between vampires and humans. With paparrazi and reporters snooping around, it's hard to deal with conflict that comes up while keeping it quiet. I'm still loving this series!

    My favorite quote:
    “You can tell a lot by the size of a mans library.”

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

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    Really good

    This was going to be 4 then 4.5 and finally 5 stars. Just because of that ending. I couldn't help but smile. And the reason? A certain mentioned by name shifter, until now. Anyway, I'm surprised by the series so far. Two books in and already some things happen or are going to be mention later on. One of them being the whole Morgan Merit and Ethan triangle. Sort of? Also Catcher is awesome and love how supportive to Mallory but also to Merit, even if she needed to hear some things. Whether she liked or not. Same goes for Ethan, what with helping Merit in his weird and you could say a mixed signal way? Uh, if that makes sense. Not much of a fan of the love triangle and while it was in this a little more, it didn't drag for the rest of the series, which surprised me since its so far two books in. Add to it that you like the three where in other series you like one or the other. Near the end, freaking loved it. Made this a 5 star because of it. Definitely going to read more of this series. The pacing and characters not to mention the setting are what I'm liking most so far. Can't wait for the next book. A good vampire series.

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