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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Guest Post and Giveaway with Author Chloe Neill

I'd like to welcome Chloe Neill, author of the Chicagoland Vampire series, and the upcoming Firespell, the first book in the Dark Elite series. Chloe has graciously offered to give away a signed copy of the novel to one lucky commenter so read on to learn how you can win!


Scout: *holding pen like a microphone* Hello, fantabulous readers out there in bookland. I'm here today with the also fantabulous Lily Parker, co-heroine of Chloe Neill's new novel, Firespell. Say "hi", Lily!

Lily: *leaning toward fake microphone* Hello. And I object to being called a "co-heroine." I'm the heroine. You're the sidekick.

Scout: *snorting* Darling, there would be no firespell if it weren't for me.

Lily: So you're saying this whole mess is your fault?

Scout: *pulling at her collar* Oy. Tough crowd. Anywho, why don't you tell us something about yourself, Lily?

Lily: Well, I'm almost 16. I'm a junior in high school, and I'm now living in the beautiful city of Chicago, Illinois, where I'm starting my junior year at the ever-creepy St. Sophia's School for Girls.

Scout: And how do you find St. Sophia's?

Lily: Via taxi?

Scout: *making rimshot sound* Okay, seriously. What's your first impression of your new school?

Lily: Eh, it's high school. There's weirdos, freaks, normals, preps. The range. Oh, and weird stuff that goes on after hours. Can't forget that part.

Scout: You didn't see that kind of thing back in Sagamore?

Lily: There wasn't much of anything that went on after hours in Sagamore, good or bad. *imitates sleeping* Smalltown, you know.

Scout: Gotcha. And how are you adjusting to life in Chicago?

Lily: *making so-so gesture with hands* I'm adjusting. I'd feel better if I had a better sense of exactly what that after hours stuff was. *slides Scout a sarcastic glance*

Scout: Hey, I've told you what I can tell you.

Lily: Cause you're some kind of secret superheroine charged with protecting Chicago from midnight evil?

Scout: I'd hate to say "no" to something that sounds that good. But I'm sworn to secrecy.

Lily: Is that why you're faking a television interview right now?

Scout: Well, I didn't say I was *good* at it. And that's all the time we have for today. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to tune in next time for more Scout!

Lily: And more Lily.

Scout: That's what I said. Goodnight, everyone!


As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

You can read Chapter One - HERE!

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest, just close enough to Cadogan House to keep an eye on the vampires. When not transcribing Merit’s adventures, she bakes, watches entirely too much television, roots for her favorite college football team (Go Big Red!), plays with her dog, Baxter, and spends time with a pretty great--and very handsome--guy (who she's pretty sure isn't a vampire). She lurks online at her website, www.chloeneill.com.

Contest Time!

If you would like to win a copy of Firespell, here is your chance.

TO ENTER- Leave a comment attached to this post.

BONUS ENTRIES: Link/post about the contest on a social networking site!

Good luck!

Contest Ends: 1/25


Jessica B said...

I've been dying to read this! Please enter me!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Pinkhair/status/7358112816

Sidebar: shutupimreading.blogspot.com

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Diana said...

Hey! count me in..

Sidebar : http://librosdevida.blogspot.com/


Great book, I want to read it!!

Van Pham said...

Love Chloe's Chicagoland Vampires novel, and I'm sure Firespell will be just as great!

van p.

Unknown said...

Please include me in this giveaway.
Nice interview with Chloe -- i'd really love to read her book!

+1 tweeted:



Ladytink_534 said...

Loved the "interview". These sound like fun characters!


host said...

Sounds great! Count me in, please!

I've put a link on the sidebar of my blog: http://angel-on-a-move.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Milka said...

Please count me in! This book sounds really good!


mariska said...

i've seen this book on several blogs !
please count me in the drawing.

uniquas at ymail dot com

Dreamer said...

Great contest!
If it's international, I'd like to enter :)
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/devorandolibros/status/7362361941
Sidebar: http://devorandolibros.blogspot.com/


rem said...

great contest!!! I hope that it was international!!!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/rem_pdg/status/7363495032


debijackson said...

I'd love to read this book. What a great interview.


Sara said...

A splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers? Wow, this book sounds amazing!!

Please enter me in the giveaway!


E.J. Stevens said...

Great contest! I've been looking forward to reading this book.


Emily said...

Great interview! Please enter me :)


Anya said...

Plsease enter me if this is internatioanl:)

Scout and Lily are hilarious lol

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AnyaKapllani/status/7367436253


Julie S said...

Sounds like a great book. Please count me in. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Beleth said...

I would love to read this book! Count me in.
Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/beleth22/status/7368919488


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Stacey Brucale said...

Please enter me! This book looks great!


Wicked Walker said...

great interview, very original :) I have been dying to read this book since I read the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe!

sidebar: http://wickedwalker.blogspot.com/


Unknown said...

I have really been looking forward to reading Firespell.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

tetewa said...

Enjoy her reads, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Erin said...

I am SUPER excited about this book and after reading the interview with Scout and Lily I am even more excited. That was such a fun interview! ;]


Tina said...

Chloe is one of my new favorite authors. I love her Chicagoland series and can't wait to read Firespell.

I tweeted http://twitter.com/celestinacarmen/status/7370493728


Orchid said...

OMZ! I so want to read Firespell. It sounds like an awesome book. :)

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

elaing8 said...

I can't wait to read this book.

tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7370915205


Sarah said...

Heard nothing but good things about this book - please add me to the draw.

Reading said...

Please count me in. I would love to win a copy.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Jackie said...

Release day tomorrow would love to win a copy, count me in please....

Jackie B Central Texas


Spav said...

I would love to win a copy.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/7371354737


Nicole Settle said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
sidebar link: http://thewhowhatwhenwherewhy.blogspot.com/


Euphoria13 said...

Please enter me in this contest!!

I have been wanting to read this!!!




missreneer said...

I was just reading the synopsis and I was on the edge of my seat. I would love to read this than pass it on to my sister. Thanks for the great contest.

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

Thanks for the interview. It had me crackin up..lol

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Jamie_Birdwell/status/7374954300

Borostyán said...

The first chapter is so good. I'd like to read more!
If this is international count me in please


kalynnick said...

Enter me in please! Thanks!

kalynnick At yahoo DOT com

Alyssa Kirk said...

This one looks like such fun! Count me in!

Anonymous said...

I must read this book!


Alyssa Kirk said...

Yikes, I was so excited that I forgot to put in my link.

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/teensrandw/status/7377447349

Jake Kirk@Teens Read and Write said...

Creative and funny interview! I'd like a chance to win Firespell.

On sidebar at www.teensreadandwrite.com

Gregory @ Teens Read and Write said...

Based on the 'interview' it sounds like it would have some fun humor. I'd love to win.
Tweet - http://twitter.com/teensrandw/status/7378091728

Gregory @ Teens Read and Write said...

Based on the 'interview' it sounds like it would have some fun humor. I'd love to win.
Tweet - http://twitter.com/teensrandw/status/7378091728

StephTheBookworm said...

I really want to read this! Please enter me in.


The Book Owl said...

Please enter me! This book sounds great.


Jo said...

Such a great post! I love reading posts like this! Is this contest open internationally?

+1 Tweeted:

Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

ParaJunkee said...

I can't wait to read this book. Please count me in.

+1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/parajunkee/status/7379258962

Anonymous said...

this book looks so amazing!

Jennifer M.

Book Chick said...

Can't wait to read this-it sounds great!


Unknown said...

Sound like great fun. Please count me in!

donnas said...

Great interview. I love the Chicagoland Vampire Novels. And am sure Firespell will be great too.

Sidebar - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

Linked - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/01/contests-found-this-week.html

bacchus76 at myself dot com

SiNn said...

Cloe i found firespell at wallmart already least the one hear im going to be picking it up in the next week or so just thought ud like to know its hit the shelves early

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.


FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

jpetroroy said...

Please enter me!
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Sarah said...

I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds great! Loved the interview! :) Thanks for the contest.

two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

I loved the creative interview and would love to read this book!

And I blogged about the contest here.


Emily said...

Count me in for the contest- whatbookisthat at gmail dot com!

Also, I tweeted the contest here: http://twitter.com/heynocupcake/status/7389017676


Kate said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/kittydanza/status/7389038953
Sidebar: http://kpic724.wordpress.com
Blog post: http://wp.me/pL27h-Y

Dina said...

would love to be included in this great contest;

also posted on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/index.php?logged_out=09efb595f1e28accf0afe0c135ad7a62#/profile.php?ref=name&id=584925454

thnak you,


tenshinohanran said...

This would be great!

I hope I can be entered.

Aori H.


doreen lamoureux said...

This book sounds like a thrilling place to go to.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Chelsea B. said...

Great interview! This book sounds really good!

tenshinohanran said...


justpeachy36 said...


Count me in on the giveaway.

I tweeted here:


Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Count me in!


misskallie2000 said...

FIRESPELL BY CHLOE NEILL is a Great book. I would love to read and give to my grandaughter should I win. Pls enter me in your giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog..

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please :D


tina werner said...

i'd love to play too!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca


Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D:D



Jessy said...

That interview was hilarious. It sounds like Scout and Lily make the book very enjoyable.

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/7410535780

Findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Sab H. said...

Enter me please!

+1 sidebar: www.yabliss.com

yabliss AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

This one looks like a winner for sure, please count me in!


mmillet at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

I tweeted here:

Shared on Facebook here

Sheere said...

I would love to enter if it is internationaL!

Retweeted! (@sheeredry)


Megan said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. Thanks for the chance to win it.


Savi said...

Awesome book! Please enter moi.

I blasted this on Twitter :o)


Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I'd really love a chance to win this Kim!

Posted on my sidebar =)


mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Trista said...

Sounds like a good one! Please enter me. :)

Mary not so Contrary said...

Enter one for me!! Thanks for your awesome blog! I love reading and you always give great reviews!!

I also posted a link on my blog. Don't know if I did it right as I'm still new to this blog thing. '

I also posted a link of facebook. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/?filter=app_2309869772

Thanks again!!

Ana R. said...

If it's international, please count me in! ^^
Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ana_rm5/status/7457527903


Marian Perera said...

I love the cover! Please enter me into the giveaway.


mdperera at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I loved the interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

emily DOT wittenberg @ gmail DOT com

Miss Haley said...

enter me please!

+1 posted at twitter.com/haleymathiot

+1 posted at http://haleymathiot.blogspot.com/2009/10/contests.html


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks for hosting the contest! I'd like to enter!

inthehammockblog (at) gmail

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Fingers crossed on this one!!!

+1 sidebar http://owlforya.blogspot.com

foltzsfantsticbooks at gmail.com

Amelia said...

Sounds fantastic.

x_goodie_x@hotmail dot com

Etheline said...

This book sounds great! Ive been waiting for something to excite me as much as The Mortal Instruments. I believe this is it:) Count me in the contest please.

Posted on facebook:


Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book, please count me in!

Sidebar: http://goodgonegirl.blogspot.com

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thegoodgonegirl/status/7546038563

Anna ♥

Bunny B said...

Count me in please! Sounds fun :)

+1 Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-butterfly.html

bunnybx at gmail . com

Jess13angel said...

If this is an International Contest,count me in XD
My tweet: http://twitter.com/angel13js/status/7554425544
My post: http://paranormalandromancecontests.onsugar.com/6970302


Jax said...

sign me up so wanna read.

Ashley said...

I would looove to read this!

It's also on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Thanks! :)

ossmcalc said...

I have been wanting to read the book Firespell and it sounds so very interesting. It would be a book that would be hard to put down while reading.

Thank you,


ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/7584348716

Thank you,


summerflo said...

i'm dying to read this book!


loreleimarsh said...

Linked on my sidebar @ lisettebes.blogspot.com.

Loreleimarsh: tattooedbooks AT gmail DOT com

Mindy said...

I would love to read this book!


Stacey said...

book looks interesting! thanks for the contest and a great post!

I've posted about it in my news post http://www.pageturnersblog.com/2010/01/its-news.html

secsec1 (at) gmail (dot) com

JustJanet said...

Thanks for the contest! Please enter me to win.

Brodie said...

Haha loved the interview between Scout and Lily - it's definitely made me want to read the book even more now!! Can't wait for Firespell :D

If international, please enter me!


Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how confused I was at first. I was trying to figure out who Lily and Scout were since the author is Chloe Neill. So when I realized that it was a mock interview of the characters of the book.. I loved it! haha. I'm even more inspired to read this book now. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you.


Savi said...

Please enter me!!

I also tweeted about the giveaway:

Thanks :o)

Mary not so Contrary said...

Count me in!!

http://www.facebook.com/?filter=app_2309869772 I posted it on facebook also. :)


Violet said...

Fun character interview! Lily and Scout seem to have an entertaining relationship, and Firespell sounds intriguing.

Thank you for giving away a copy of this book! I tweeted about your contest:


niki nicole said...

That book sounds great! Please add me!


Teen Zone said...

fun contest.


Hannah said...

Please count me in!

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Annie said...

Please sign me in!!


Unknown said...

Great guest post and please do count me in. :)


Unknown said...

great post! Firespell sounds really interesting. +1 link on sidebar http://casey62588.blogspot.com


Cherry said...

I confess I haven't read anything by Chloe yet and really looking forward to reading one of her work :)

Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-firespell-at-book-butterfly.html

Twitted about your contest at:

mischivusfairy-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

Melissa said...

Please enter me.


This really sounds like a great book.

mariska said...

adding my bonus entries (#8 Mariska)

+ I tweet'd here http://twitter.com/becunique

uniquas at ymail dot com

Sharli said...

If it's international I'm so in :)


+1 Tweeter:http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/7817547413
+1 Sidebar:http://ohmyya.blogspot.com/

+1 Sidebar(blog in Spanish)http://blogentrelibros.blogspot.com/

Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

+1 tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Danitza16 said...

tweeted www.twitter.com/Danitza16

Anonymous said...

Great contest! I've been looking forward to this one.


Lizzy said...

Interesting book! I want to win it. So I am joining. :)

lizzy said...

my email ad - just in case:

Aliceee♡ said...

I've been dying to read this book! must.have. (:

email: alice.2.chan@hotmail.com

+1 Facebook link:

Unknown said...

Yay for Firespell! I have been dying to read this. Thanks for an amazing interview.

+1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/7916323552


Adelaide said...

ENTER ME PLEASE! *jumps up and down*



estereta said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
Only count me if it's international.


Roxy said...

Count me in!

Roxane.elder at gmail dot com

Chloe said...

This looks so good! And the author has the same name as me ;) Please enter me!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/chloeeesays/status/8007596527


avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway!
Please count me in. Thanks.

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MannaB said...

Count me in!!


Cherie J said...

Ooh! This one is on my wishlist. I think the plot sounds so fabulous. Please enter me. Thank you!


Bookish in a Box said...

I can't wait to read this book!

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Keyla said...

This book sounds really good. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you


Jen said...

I have been waiting forever to read this book. I so hope I win because I really, really, really, want it!

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bookaholic said...

A great book!! Its been on my wishlist for such a long time!! Please count me in if the contest is international..


Aina Yasmin said...

Count me in!
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Kristin Rae said...

Great contest!

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Megg said...

Exicted to read this one! Good review.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

Aweeshanikole said...

This book sounds amazing! Please enter me. :)

p.s. I tweeted. :)

Mandy said...

Please enter me

Wrighty said...

I may be too late but I had to comment anyway. I've really been looking forward to this one and I enjoyed your guest post with the author. This sounds like it will be a great series! Thanks for your giveaway!