Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires Series #1)

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First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker-and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of ...

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Overview

First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student's introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker-and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan 'Lord o' the Manor? Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries? worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude? and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood.

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Graduate student Merit is rescued from a rogue vampire's attack by another vampire who decides to make her one of the undead. Her unlife becomes a juggling act as she tries to acclimate and discovers that someone is still out to get her. Joining the ranks of authors of urban vampire fiction, Neill creates a strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake stories. A good choice for most urban fantasy collections.


—Jackie Cassada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451226259
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 260,427
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (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 September 16, 2009

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    Absolutely LOVED this book!

    This was one of those, just caught my eye, books you find. I picked it up just for fun and found myself unable to put it down. I love that this story is slightly different most of the other vampire stories out there. Merit is a strong and sassy (and reluctant to be a vampire) character who you can't help but love and root for. A great first for Chloe Neill! Can't wait to read the next in the series!!

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

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    Better suited as a young adult novel! Major character flaws.

    Judging by the reviews and high ratings for this book, I expected to really like this series.
    I also read the first chapter for free, and was intrigued enough to keep reading.
    However, there are some fundamental character flaws that just can't be overlooked.
    Merit, a few-day-old vampire, is assigned to guard and protect a Master Vampire named Ethan (who also turned Merit into a vampire).
    Ethan is several hundred years old, head of several hundred vampires, but is portrayed as this wuss who wouldn't know how to defend himself against a child. This was really frustrating to me.
    Merit "saves" him from another vampire wielding a bobby-pin as a weapon, and he then confesses that he owes her his life. I'm not making this up. It's ridiculous.
    Also, her roommate Mallory starts this relationship with one of the side characters.
    She sleeps with him the first day, on day two he practically moves in, and by the end of the week, Merit decides to move out to give them space. The timeline here is pretty ridiculous.
    Also, the dialogue is very immature. Merit turns 28 in this book, but her dialogue mirrors that of a 17 year-old.
    It was hard to relate to her. One minute she cries, the next minute she talks like a seasoned assassin.
    Overall, not much happens in this book. I think it covers maybe a two-week period. It was boring in some parts as the author tends to describe too many actions (i.e. she enters the house, locks the door, turns on the light, sets her purse on the floor, etc...), and the story is filled with a lot of vampire politics and strategy talk.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

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    Good

    I thought this book was good, not great, but it did grow on me by the end. The things that initially bothered me...

    1.) While I appreciated Merit's reaction to being changed against her wishes, it took a little longer that it should have for her to come around, and her comments about it started to get a little annoyingly childish.
    2.) Sometimes Neill goes a little too descriptive on clothes and 'boys', and while I appreciate a good looking man as much as the next gal... I don't need to constantly read paragraphs describing the same characters over and over.
    3.) Also, I didn't feel like the plot was very strong. It seemed like there was a lot of filler, which would have been OK if it was filled with witty banter between Merit and/or Ethan/Mallory/Morgan/Catcher. But it wasn't.

    But like I said, it grew on me. Merit's funny. Morgan is adorable. Ethan is complicated (and don't we girls just love a troubled, complicated man). I'll definitely be continuing with the series but hope Neill develops the characters a little more so they are less one-dimensional

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

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    Fun read with surprising characters

    When I first saw this book, I was put off by cover. I know, don't judge a book by its cover. This book actually made me laugh, and the character development is excellent. The main character starts out slow and just your typical college girl, and we watch her transform throughout the book into a kick-butt heroine. She still keeps her bookish charm, which adds to her lovability. I thought this book was a great read, and the characters were vivid and interesting. Not the fluff I thought it would be. Read it and you'll love it! I purchased the sequel immediately after and was not disappointed. Can't wait till the third comes out! :)

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2013

    It's always slightly worrisome when trying to find a new series,

    It's always slightly worrisome when trying to find a new series, especially urban fantasy. I kept seeing this series in "Top 10" lists on different blogs and thought I'd try it! 1 month later, I'm getting ready to go on a road trip from Colorado to Nebraska for the author, Chloe Neill, book release party for the 8th installment of the Chicagoland Vampires Series. The world is so easy to see and the characters become old friends. It's in the top 5 best series that I've ever read (and I've read a lot!!!) If you're not sure about this series, read the first and second books and watch your self going back to Barnes & Noble to get the next! GREAT SERIES!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Very, very good!

    Cat and Bones are still my favorite vamp couple, but Ethan and Merit are running a close second. Chloe Neill has written an "attention grabber, hard to put down and get any sleep for work the next day" book. Am looking forward to reading the rest of the series!!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    Where's the sample?

    What kind of sample gives you just the table of contents? For $11.99, we should be able to read at least part of the first chapter in order to see the writing style/plot. Maybe I'll try Amazon - sometimes their samples are longer.

    6 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

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    LOVE IT

    I could not put it down i read it in 3 hours. i love how she is independent woman. the plot was good easy flowing. Can not wait til the next book comes out.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great first book to an exciting series! I love this whole world

    Great first book to an exciting series! I love this whole world the author has built right in Chicago.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2009

    Some Girls Bite grabs you from the start.

    I have not read alot of the vampire books that are there but this one caught my eye partly because of the location. It was different and the characters are vampires with a twist, elegant and interesting. I am enjoying the sights and sounds of Chicago that the writer describes so clearly. A great read for older teens and grown ups, it grabs your attention and hangs on.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

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    Excellent story!!

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and the main character is likeable and someone a reader can connect with. Her attitude regarding her unwanted change to a vampire is believable and her dislike of her new master gives the story enough tension that you don't want to put it down. The author did a great job on her first novel. I can't wait for her next book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Highly Intertaining.. Highly recommend

    I ready Ms Neill's story in one night it was a great read. Merit the lead character is true to life. Becoming a vampire against her will but to save her life. The attraction between Merit and Ethan is very steamy,sexually and real. Highly recommended this book to anyone who wants a good read...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

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    Great book

    Merit is a smart mouthed, sassy chick who doesn't take being turned into a vampire lightly. She is livid that Sullivan turned her regardless that it was that or die. However, with that being said she cannot deny the instantaneous attraction that she has for him when she meets him. No matter how much she tries to hate him, she just cannot seem to.

    After rescuing a damsel in distress and giving her immortal life, Ethan isn't so sure if he made the right decision. His new initiate is not only sarcastic and has a problem with authority but she gets under his skin and for some reason he finds her irresistible. But when asked to be his consort she turns him down, the Master of one of the oldest houses.

    The attraction between the two of them was what made the story. They both don't like each other but they are just unable to fight the attraction. I couldn't help but get sucked into Merit's life as she adjusts to not only her new life as a vampire but her life as the Sentinel. On top of it all she finds out her grandfather is pretty much the link between supernaturals and humans and there is a war starting to brew. As if adjusting to life wasn't hard enough, poor Merit has a lot piling up on her plate.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    I'm in love!!!

    I have sumbled across gold. I am a big vamp critic and am not easily impressed given the surge im vampire pop culture but this series is phenomenal! You will love all the characters and Chloe Neil's vocabulary and research are stellar. A must read for all paranormal fans!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2009

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    an enjoyable urban fantasy

    At a time when vampires have come out of the closet to announce they are real and twelve vampire houses in the States exist, a rogue attacked University of Chicago graduate student Merit ripping her throat. She knows she is fortunate to be alive (no pun intended); her life is saved by the Cadogan House master vampire Ethan.

    Four centuries as the "Lord o' the Manor" has Ethan expecting the fledgling to grovel in gratitude. However, the feisty Merit is not only upset she had no choice and still irate over the assault, bowing goes against her personality especially since she can no longer sunbathe. As she adjusts to her new nocturnal existence, Merit finds she loves the nightlife until she realizes her undead life is threatened by an evil vampire who is killing girls and has unfinished business with the one who got away.

    With a sardonic light chick lit first person narration that ironically contrasts the true danger facing Merit, Chloe Neill provides her readers with an enjoyable urban fantasy. Loyalty and respect are big issues between Ethan who expects total reverence without regard and Merit who claims you earn both with deeds and not just a birthright passage. Fans will relish this strong opening entry as Chloe continually surprises her "sire" with her behavior even as danger stalks her.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Enjoyed it alot!!

    Read it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2013

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    Really good

    After thinking whether or not to read this, I finally did and found myself wanting to read more. I didn't even realize how far into the book I got until I looked at the time. Right on the first page, it wastes no time to get the story going. I liked the setting and world building. I liked that stuff that was either introduced or glossed over was brought up again. There's some hilarious moments and quotes, especially from the characters, Mallory, Lindsay, Luc and even Catcher. Glad that Merit didn't instantly fall for Ethan or kept repeating how hot he was. Instead they sort of, kind of, start off as friends? Next to Morganville Vampires, I've found a new vampire series to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    i really enjoyed this book as well as the series. i have to admi

    i really enjoyed this book as well as the series. i have to admit i definately did not fall in love with the main character merit and i dont think i do still after finishing the fifth book to this series. however i did love the twist and turns that this book took me. i did fall in love with the story line it was just absolutely fantastic and full of surprises. one thing i really enjoyed is the politics that this book takes which made it more realistic because the humans know about the vampires. i thought the author did an amazing job on the relationship between merit and sullivans relationship. it wasnt too slow but the relationship was definately not rushed. so the reader was able to connect with merit and sullivan. overall i enjoyed the book and the series very much. and i highly recommend it 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Must read

    This seried is very addicte

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

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    A fun, funky read. I really enjoyed it.

    A fun, funky read. I really enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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