Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HOUSE RULES Blog Tour and Giveaway!

House Rules by Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL Penguin
Publication Date: February 5th
Source: Publisher – Thank you!
Rating: I LOVED IT
At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal—tested like never before. It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.

Welcome to my stop on the HOUSE RULES blog tour! This is the tour that I am most excited about participating in, because The Chicagoland Vampire series is my favorite series. 
A few weeks ago, I received my copy of HOUSE RULES and immediately cancelled all plans and skipped class to spend some alone time with Ethan – I mean Merit and her super friends. After the events in HARD BITTEN, I have been nervous to read each new CV novel. The trauma that I experienced as a result of reading that amazing book has permanently scarred me, and noting the August release of BITING BAD, I prepared myself for the worst. Chloe has taken us on such a journey with these characters that I feel strongly invested in their happiness. Do you remember when we first met Merit? Do you remember how she fought her attraction to Ethan and how Ethan asked her to be his special lady friend? Oh, we have come a long way, novitiates.

In HOUSE RULES, Merit is a forceful wind, leaving her mark on every person and event. She is strong, intelligent, and endearingly vulnerable. Ethan is still ridiculously hot, and I needed to take walks around the block in 40-degree weather after a few scenes. That man is a gift straight from Mount Olympus.  We see Merit and Ethan together (finally!), but their relationship was not all pints of O-neg and sharp fangs. Their relationship is battered by stress, jealously, and distrust. They are the Matthew and Mary Crawley of the vampire world, and it was such a relief to finally see them together. Luc, Lindsey, Jeff, Catcher, and Mallory all make welcome appearances, and I am excited to see more of them. Luc and Lindsey are particularly adorable, and I am excited about the LL short story that Chloe is currently outlining.

HOUSE RULES is the best book in The Chicagoland Vampire series. The pacing is so fast that you do not have a moment to relax. You will feel the stress of the decisions, fear the outcomes, and desperately hope for a resolution. Surprises are well-hidden and are shocking when revealed. When I finished HOUSE RULES, the only word that came to mind was “Wow.” Chloe is a fantastic writer, and she has the ability to seamlessly weave wit, suspense, betrayal, and love together to create a series that is memorable and addictive. In short, I hope this series never ends! With each new installment, Chloe invites readers into a world that is richly built and intricately described. This is wonderful storytelling, my friends. Every sentence and every scene are perfect.  

If you are interested in complex characters, unique storylines, and a romance so sizzling that it will make you blush, you need to read The Chicagoland Vampire series.
Chloe sent some fantastic CV swag, and I want to spread the love as much as possible, so to enter, please leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you (blog, twitter, etc.). I have bookmarks, too, so international readers are welcome to enter, too!

The fun doesn’t stop here!

Want more chances to win? You can also enter Chloe’s House Rules Grand Prize Giveaways, which will run January 30th through February 7th on Chloe’s web site.

What are the Grand Prize Giveaway prizes?

Prize One: The Paper Prize
  • A complete set of autographed Chicagoland Vampires novels
  • A $50 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner’s choice)
  • A set of personalized bookplates, courtesy of Felix Doolittle
  • A Chicagoland Vampires tote bag

Prize Two: The Tech Prize

Check out the other stops on the tour!

February 2, 2013
Dark Faerie Tales (The Mating Game Event)
Fic Fare

February 4, 2013
Vampire Book Club (Character Love Letters)
Cocktails and Books
Paranormal Cravings

February 5, 2013 – Release Day!
The Autumn Review
Gizmo’s Reviews

February 6, 2013
A Great Read
The Book Twins

February 7, 2013
She Wolf Reads


  1. Thank you so much for including international in your giveaway too!!
    i would be deligthed to win bookmarks

  2. I am so excited for this book. I love Ethan and Merit! I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing!
    Rhonda D

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  4. Love Merit! Cant wait for the book :)

  5. Love this series! Love Chloe Neill! She will be coming to Seattle, Washington, Feb 8 for a book signing at the University Book store! Thank you for the give away and the blog tour. It is a great way to promote like readers and discover new books!!!

  6. Love Ethan and Merit. Can't wait for House Rules. dmcpher@sbcglobal.net

  7. So excited for this book. I need my Ethan fix! :)


  8. Love this series! Can't wait to read the book! tessajo95@hotmail.com

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  10. I am super super excited to read this book! Ethan and Merit are by far one of my favorite hero/heroine, right up there with Jamie and Claire from the Outlander series.


  11. Yay to the release of the book! I'm ready for fun and a great world :)

  12. I can't wait for the release of the this book. Yay Merit! Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. This is my favorite series!!! Merit is my favorite Heroine and Ethan is my drug ♥ I'm going crazy waiting for this book.

  14. It's absolutely wonderful that you have an international giveway! Chloe Neill has fans all over the world and it's great that we have a chance to win something that won't be available to us otherwise. :)
    Can't wait for the book!

  15. Cant wait!!! Thanks for making this International :)
    natcleart at gmail dot com

    1. Sorry that should be natcleary at gmail dot com!

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  16. Been dying for this book...can't wait to read it!! love Ethan and Merit!!


  17. I can't wait to get to this book. You say it's your favourite, someone else said they didn't care for it. Interesting!

    @junepatry on Twitter

  18. Super excited for this book! Thanks for being a stop on the blog tour!


  19. I discovered this series on goodreads about a week ago...and have found by self slightly obsessed with it...(im from Chicago AND i love vampires!) Currently reading book six (Biting Cold), but i'll be all caught up JUST in time for the release of the new one. (yay!) I feel bad for you folks who had to wait for the other books in this series.. (what's that about patience being a virtue again???) Anyways... Thanks for being a stop on the blog tour and all that. :D
    (A.Trenkler08 at gmail.com)

  20. Oh my God you are such a tease!!!! I SOOO want this book! Gimme Ethan!!!!
    *girlish sigh*
    Contact me at: colgie(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Very excited for House Rules!! I got my mom and best friend hooked. :0)

  22. A friend suggested I read the first Chloe Neill book and I was hooked right away!!! Just can't get enough of Merit and Ethan!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  23. This series is on the very tip top of my TBR list and I am slowly gathering them to read...but since I was laid off work they are just above my price bracket to buy. If I am lucky enough to win a contest these are what I ask for...soon very soon I will get to start reading them!

    1. Forgot my email...mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

      Thanks so much!

  24. Chloe Neill is one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. I cannot wait to read this series, I've read it's amazing but I only have book 1 LOL.

    Thank you for the international giveaway, fingers crossed :)


  26. I love this series. I can't wait to read this book!


  27. I'm so excited for House Rules! I absolutely love the CV series :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Thanks for the giveaway I can't wait to read this book

  29. I love Chole Neill, she is such a fantastic writer. I'm anxiously biting my nails for the next book. With this blog it just upped my excitement for the release.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. So excited for another steaming Merit and Ethan book. I love these two characters. Counting down the days till release(7) yippee!

  31. This books have been on my TBR list for awhile... I hope to get to them soon. I have the first book waiting on my eReader!

    evanlea at gmail dot com

  32. So excited!!!! Cannot wait for this book!!! <3 Ethan and Merit!

    Twitter @WakeAngel79

  33. I can't wait to read House Rules!! Thanks for the giveaway! Email is abgafford at gmail dot com.

  34. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! :D

    Twitter: @VintageVampyre

  35. I agree! This is a great series! Awesome job on your "stop" on the tour!


  36. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I love this series!!! Thanks for hosting.

    sheryll1974 (AT) netscape(DOT) net

  37. Love this series!!! Super excited to read House Rules and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Twitter: @acm2586


  38. Thanks for the giveaway. This is one of my favorite series. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. Great giveaway! I love this series!!! Emmaleehelen@gmail.com

  40. Nice post. Thanks for the giveaway.


  41. Sooooo excited for House Rules to come out!! I LOVE Merit & Ethan!! :)

  42. A week. 1 week! Ethan!
    I just saw the Dance snippet today, I need more!


  43. Cool, cool, cool and did mention what cool giveaway! Oh I cannot wait until I get my greedy lil paws on House Rules. Love Chloe's series and Merit, Ethan and Jonah!

    verogranch (at) gmail (dot) com

  44. Awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read House Rules! I love this series.

    Thanks so much for hosting!


  45. I Love this series and Chloe too! I can't wait to read House Rules. I've had it pre-ordered forever. Thank you. :-)

  46. It's one of my favorite series! I would love to meet Chloe Neill someday. I think her writing is incredible.

  47. I love this series and can't wait for this book to come out! I love that it takes place in Chicago too. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    jrae4160 (at) yahoo (dot)com

  48. Love this series!! Thank you for the giveaway!! A special to Chloe Neill for writing this series!!! Chi-town rocks!!

  49. Cannot wait until Feb. 5th. I love this series and thanks for the giveaway!


  50. I just finished HOUSE RULES last night - it was so amazing! I'd love some swag to go with it!


  51. I love Chloe's tours! Thanks for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  53. Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)
    Thank you for letting us International in, too!
    Happy Wednesday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  54. Love this series...can't wait for it. :) dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

  55. Can't wait for this to come out!

    blacknblue4backstreet at hotmail dot com

  56. Love this series. Edge of your seat action, great romantic tension. I always get it the day of release, I can't wait any longer! ccbold13@yahoo.com

  57. This is my absolute favorite series...Im not kidding, I took the 5th off of work just to read. As far as y'all know Im going to the dentist...

  58. I really really really want to read the next book :)

  59. This series is a highlight in my pretty dull life. I graduated college this past spring and never really received a graduation gift. Winning something from this giveaway (even a bookmark) would make me smile for days.

  60. This is one of my favorite series. Merit is funny and the thing between her and Ethan, I love it. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

  61. I love Chicago...visited last April. Picked up the third book, read it in one day,had to get all of the others, ready them in a week,now waiting for this one!!! Great contest but better than anything else, My waiting is almost over!!
    Teresa Bergan

  62. Love this series! I'll be reading the book at work during lunch this week :-)

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  63. I love this series and I'm so excited about the new release.
    April Rice

  64. Can't wait to read this book ! Thanks for making this giveaway international !

  65. nicole tetrev email is tetrev301@aol.com

  66. Looking forward to this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

    amy_kommo at yahoo.com

  67. I have really been wanting to read this series. I love the Chicago setting, and I am unsure how I haven't started reading them yet (shameful!). thanks for the great feature.