Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires Series #3)

Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires Series #3)

by Chloe Neill

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Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires Series #3) by Chloe Neill

For the first time in mass market, the third book in the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series...

Merit, Chicago’s newest vampire, is learning how to play well with other supernaturals. Shifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene—and to spy for the vamps while she’s at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan’s offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.

Merit must accept the assignment, even though she knows that she’ll probably regret it. Someone is gunning for Keene, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She’ll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals—not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451230645
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Series: Chicagoland Vampires Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 459,237
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(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. She is the author of the Chicagoland Vampire series, including Biting Bad, House Rules, and Biting Cold. When not transcribing Merit'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 photographer husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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"A refreshing take on urban fantasy." —-Publishers Weekly

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Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires Series #3) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 386 reviews.
peaceloveandpat More than 1 year ago
Before reading this book, I recalled how I came across this series. I've never heard of it and did not read any reviews when I decided to purchase its first book Some Girls Bite. I am always happy when I find a book on my own and influence friends int o reading. It is really awesome that I found this book and my bloggers friends seem to love it like I do. Since this book has not been released yet, I will try to avoid spoilers as much as I can. So remember where we left off in Friday Night Bites? The Shifter leader - Gabriel Keene and his Apex pack are in town to have some convocation about staying in the area and maybe allying with one of the Vampire Houses. Ethan and Merit were in the center of it all. The story was not as highly political as I would think it would be which suited me just fine. Gabriel is a pretty interesting character he has valor, intelligence and a genuine love for his people and family, a sign of a great leader. I hope to see more of him in the future Chicago Vampire books. This is by far my favorite book in this series. I love every page of it. This is what I've been waiting for (what we've all been waiting for); a start of something, a pace in the series... A more up close and personal profile of Cadogan House, Master Vampire, Ethan Sullivan. And a newly improved Sentinel of the Cadogan Merit. These two kept me all night robbing me of sleep, whether because of a training scene in the Sparring room, the constant bickering and there is great amount of foreshadowing that heightens their undeniable attraction for each other. Ethan made me swoon, broke my heart, then got me back to swooning some more. And Like I said have improved, in every thing fighting skills, she had fully embraced vampiredom but still has the heart and stubborness of the former human version of herself, and she is really coming out of her own. Even if other elements are trying to influence her. Chloe Neill did it again, and I think she especially did a splendid job on this one. It has plenty of action scenes that will give you a good imagination on how dangerous and awesome Merit has been. A fair amount of humor. Romance that everybody will be rooting for. Intrigue that will categorize this book as unputdownable. And a heart of a writer that puts in a lot of thought and emotions into her. It has all the elements that will get a reader hooked.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Humans have recently learned that vampires live among mortals. Shapeshifters fear they will be next and debate how to handle what they anticipate will occur shortly. In that regard to plan on the inevitable, Gabriel Keene, Apex of the North American Central shifters, has convened a conference of the packs to determine their best course of action. He also invites Cadogan House Sentinel Merit and master vampire Ethan Sullivan to attend as security as evidence is strong that an assassin is coming for him and terrorists plan on disrupting the convention. Though only a couple months since she was turned involuntarily, Merit takes her security work seriously, but has trouble focusing with arrogant Ethan nearby. The third Chicagoland Vampires romantic urban fantasy is an action-packed thriller that never slows down from its opening quick synopsis of the previous two biters (see Friday Night Bites and Some Girls Bite until the biting climax. The rookie vampire and her mentor (she would say tormentor) try to protect a leader of the other prominent paranormal species as many want to prevent an outing. Fans of the saga will fully relish Merit's actions as she continues to adjust to her new life as an undead. Harriet Klausner
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
Twice Bitten is the third book in the Chicagoland Vampire series and picks up almost immediately following the events at the end of book 2.  Merit has been receiving these red envelopes with hinting at an invitation to some thing special. I admit that I had this crazy thought that they were some kind of invitation to the Raves that they had been investigating. Turns out I was way wrong. Turns out, Merit has been invited to join the historic Red Guard, the secret police of the Vampire Masters. She is flabbergasted by the invitation, especially with how new she is and with her loyalties still forming in her mind, she requests some time to think about the offer. When Gabriel, the Apex of the North American Shifters requests Ethan and especially Merit to be part of the security for the up coming pack meetings and massive event called the Convocation. This put Merit and Ethan neck deep in shifter politics.  All the while dealing with a break up with her semi-kinda boyfriend Morgan, a fight with her best friend Mallory and the confusing feeling growing between herself and Ethan. This book took us deeper into the Vampire world, gave us more insight into the Shifter world, let Merit start using all that training she has been getting, thrilled those rooting from a Ethan/Merit pairing then broke our hearts and ended with a bang. I was so much happier with where this book versus book 2.  I felt like Merit is really starting to get her head on and grow into the position of Sentinel for her house as well as a bad ass chick. I am really enjoying the direction this book is headed and can't wait to start the next book. I had to give this book 4 stars.
Shasta Bowman More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the next one. I read a lot of these types of books (Sookie Stackhouse...Morganville..Anita Blake) and Chicagoland vampires are almost #1 for me. Wonderful and exciting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoying the story as it lines up the growth of Merit in her role as Sentinel of Cadogan House!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and characters. Twist and turns in story. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
. . . the copy editor keeps falling down on the job. Use your dictionary, for cryin' out loud. A NOVITIATE is not a person. It is a time period. It is the term that precedes the acceptance by the order (of nuns, for example) of a NOVICE into full fellowship, at which point the novice stops being one. Quit hanging lace on a Harley. Overly-adorned words generally acquire meanings they were never meant to have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Kept me looking for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
KittyTheVicariousBookworm More than 1 year ago
This story picks up right where we left off with Friday Night Bites. The world expands a little more with the development of Little Ukraine in Chicago but not so much as to require a lot of world building. I think that's for the best because I feel like the storyline moved forward quite a bit in this book and any more world building might have taken away from that. The characters continued to develop and grow in this novel. I'm especially impressed with the progression of Mallory and her training. I also like that we get to see more of Merit and what she can do than we have in the previous novels. The development of the characters, both old and new, is done relatively seamlessly with the story itself. I feel like there's a bit more depth in this book than I got to see in the last one. I loved the new direction the story went in to include the shifters. I really enjoyed reading this novel and can't wait to get into the next! For this review and more, please visit my blog at vicariousbookworm.wordpress.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know how she does it, but it has been showstopper after showstopper. I can't get enough of the exciting drama! Highly recommend this series as one of the best urban fantasy thrillers since Estep's elemental assassin stories. Fabulous!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This well paced, action packed, installment of the Chicagoland series will draw you in with sharp wit and believable characters that make you feel for them. Thrilling and fun, I couldn't put it down and I doubt you'll want to either.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Twice Bitten is book 3 in the Chicagoland Vampires series. Caroline Merit aka Merit is getting the hang of being the Cadogan house sentinel. Her and the master vampire of Cadogan house, Ethan Sullivan are hanging out with the shapeshifters in this installment. That made me happy since I wanted to see more of the shapeshifters. They're playing bodyguards while protecting the Alpha, Gabriel Keene. The shapeshifters are trying to decide if they should stay in Chicago and not everyone is on board. At the meeting, someone starts shooting and Merit has to save the day before one of the shifters gets killed. Things can only get worse from there, and it really made for an interesting read with lots of action. Twice Bitten was a pretty solid installment into the series. I think the shapeshifters will be playing a bigger role in the series later on (I hope so!). The vampires and shapeshifters have never really had a partnership in the past but I think there might be one in the near future. I was happy and then extremely frustrated with Ethan and Merit's relationship. Enough so that it pissed me off. Luckily there were a few appearances from the secondary characters that I've enjoyed so that was a good thing. I was mainly happy to see Merit and her BFF Mallory making up from issues in the previous book. I'll be interested to see what happens in book four, I'll have to grab the audiobook soon. If you're a fan of Urban Fantasy with vampires and shifters, I think you'll enjoy this series.
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Can't wait to start the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of the Anita Blake books, then you'll love the Chicagoland Vampire series. I can't wait to read the next book. These books keep you on the edge of your seat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loving this Ethan and merit tension. Its like the mercy Thompson novels but from a vampires perspective
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I am totally hooked. This was a great book with much drama, action, and romance.
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