“Wild Hunger” Heirs of Chicagoland By Chloe Neill: Review/Giveaway

by Terrance McArthur

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review & links to purchase it.

I’ve been a fan of the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill for several years. I followed the exploits of rich-girl-turned-vampire-warrior Merit and her hunky, 400-year-old House Lord Ethan, happily reading each book, until…it ended. What was I going to do? How was I going to learn more about the paranormal side of the Windy City?

Aha! Never fear! Neill has answered the pleas of countless fans with Wild Hunger, the first installment of the Heirs of Chicagoland cycle.

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Heirs of Chicagoland?

Yep! It’s a whole new generation. Elisa is the child of Ethan and Merit (Wait a minute! Vampires can’t have children!......Can they?), because of some magic in the end of the first series, and that magic is one of her secrets that almost nobody knows…except Connor Keen, son of the shapeshifter pack leader. (It’s one of those “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” secrets. It’s not like she turns green and busts out of her clothes or such, but you wouldn’t want to get her angry…..or you’d be sorry.)
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To get out from her parents’ shadow, Elisa went to France, trained there, and returns to the States as a guardian for one of the delegates to a vampire summit conference that is presided over by her father, where the vampires hope to end their fighting in the Old World. The conference quickly goes sour. Fairies disrupt it. A delegate is murdered. A shifter is blamed. Elisa thinks the shifter is innocent, and wants to find the real culprit, even if her delegation is leaving Chicago.

A lot has changed since the Chicagoland Vampires ended. Merit’s grandfather has been replaced as the ombudsman between the city government and the supernatural community. Connor used to torment Elisa when they were children, but now the only torment is the one each feels as they find themselves drawn to each other (sort of like Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing).

It’s kind of a Murder, She Bit, with Elisa as a Jessica Fletcher with fangs, and a hunk who can turn into a wolf instead of the doctor. Neill’s snark for Merit has mellowed for the new generation, although Lulu, Elisa’s magic-shunning best friend (who is the daughter of a witch family from the earlier books), gets in some serious sarcasm.

It’s a great spin-off for Neill, and promises a long story arc…and some serious romance for the future.

To enter to win a copy of Wild Hunger, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “wild,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 13, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Terrance V. Mc Arthur is a Librarian in Fresno County, California. He is also a storyteller, puppeteer, magician, and maker of pine needle baskets. On top of that he writes stories that range from rhymed children's tales to splatterpunk horror. He's an odd bird, but he's nice to have around.

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