The Hunt by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway

The Hunt by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway

 

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When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.
Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out….

 

Review:

The Hunt by Chloe Neill is the 3rd book in her Devil’s Isle urban fantasy series.  For a brief refresher:  The story takes place in a war ravished New Orleans, where paranormals or those with magic are delegated to live in Devil’s Isle.  Claire Connolly, our heroine, has hidden most of her life that she is a sensitive, with some magic, which would send her to Devil’s Isles.  Liam Quinn, a Bounty Hunter, is our hero, and the one who helps Claire learn to control her magic, as well as showing her how to be a Bounty Hunter.  In the last book, with a cult leader trying to destroy all paranormals, Liam’s secret is revealed when they manage to destroy the enemy.  With his body infused with magic, Liam goes into hiding.

The Hunt begins with Claire, Gavin, and Malachi leaving New Orleans to travel through the bayous to find Liam, who is now wanted for murder of a government agent.  When they all return to New Orleans, Liam will try to discover who is trying to frame him, and in a short time the group will find a conspiracy that brings things close to home for Claire.  A conspiracy that will restart the war of paranormals and humans, which has been under control due to the Veil that stops the paranormals from entering their realm.  Note:  These are powerful and violent paranormals, who want to destroy humans.  The Devil’s Isle paranormals are mostly non-violent and live freely but only in the territory they are assigned.

Claire will learn about her dead mother, whom she never knew and about a horrifying plot that will kill paranormals, and open the Veil once again.  The romance between Liam and Claire took a backseat, as Liam could not handle his magic overload. When things begin to happen bringing them to fight together, Liam and Claire’s love will shine through.  I also love many of the secondary characters that Neill has created; Gavin, Moses, Gunnar, Eleanor, etc.

What follows is an action packed intense story in a post-apocalyptic world. At times, early on I did think that things did drag a bit, but the last half was very exciting with lots of action.  I love Claire, who was a great heroine; strong, loyal, fearless & caring of her friends.   As we race to the finish, there are a few twists and turns that leaves us holding our breath and anxiously waiting the next book in this series. If you enjoy fantasy in an apocalyptic world, you should read this series and start with the first book, The Veil.

Reviewed by Barb

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The Sight by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway

The Sight by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway

 

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The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over. But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both…

 

Review:

The Sight by Chloe Neill is the 2nd book in her Devil’s Isle series.  The story picks up pretty much where the first book left off. You can read my review of The Veil here, if you want a refresher.  Claire Connolly is our heroine in this series; she is a Sensitive, but she also has magic, which she hides, with only a select few knowing.  If she is discovered to have magic, she would then be locked up in Devil’s Isle, instead of working with Liam, our hero, in learning how to become a bounty hunter.  Claire is also learning how to control her magic, to be able to protect herself. Most people in New Orleans know Claire, as runs a local store for food and supplies.

While she and Liam are searching for a sensitive that lost control of his magic, and become a dangerous wraith; they are approached by a group of people chanting.  This new cult, wants to eliminate all paranormals, including those on Devil’s Isle, and anyone who befriends or protects them.  The leader of the cult is dangerous and thinks nothing of killing innocents.  It is up to Claire and Liam, and their friends to find a way to stop them from destroying New Orleans.

What follows is an action packed intense story in a dark urban fantasy world that will bring even enemies together to help fight off the terrorist cult that has now outnumbered them.  In between the oncoming attack, Claire and Liam finally succumb to their growing love for each other.  I loved the secondary characters that are Claire’s friends,  who will play instrumental parts in fighting off enemy. 

At times, things were a bit slow, as you learn so many details on this strange new world; but the story overall was very exciting with lots of action.  The best thing about this series is the heroine, Claire, who made a wonderful heroine; she was determined, strong, loyal, rational and fearless.   As we race to the finish, there are a few twists and turns that were surprises, which will lead us to the next book in this series.  I look forward to see what happens with Claire, Liam and the rest of their friends.

Reviewed by Barb

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The Veil by Chloe Neill – a Review

The Veil by Chloe Neill – a Review

 

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Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…

 

 

Review:

The Veil by Chloe Neill is the first book in her new Devil’s Isle Urban Fantasy series. This is an interesting new world that Neill has created, which takes place in war ravaged New Orleans. Seven years ago the Veil which separated super naturals and humans was torn apart, and a war ensued causng havoc and massive destruction. Humanity won, with the Veil put back and sealed. Those who remained outside of the veil that have paranormal powers were relegated to a territory, which was guarded. They may live in a community with freedom within, but the paranormals call it Devil’s Isle. Now 10 or so years later, the Veil is weakening again, with someone determined to open it again.

We meet our heroine, Claire Connolly right from the start, as she runs a store in the Quarter, which offers all kinds of commodities that are hard to find, since the war ended. Claire meets up with her friends, but she holds a secret from everyone; she is a sensitive. Sensitives are humans who were endowed with magic that had seeped through the Veil during the war. Claire can move or stop things (telekinesis), which she discovered on her own, and keeps it a secret, since if found out she would be sent to Devil’s Isle.

On her way home from meeting with her friends, Claire tries to help a woman being attacked by Wraiths. The wraiths are damaged sensitive’s that were overloaded with magic, and need kill to absorb magic from others.

Though Claire manages to escape the wraiths, she unknowingly catches the eye of Liam Quinn, a bounty hunter, who finds and captures wraiths. Liam is our hero, and convinces Claire to get training to teach her how to handle her magic, and ensure she doesn’t turn into a wraith. Most of the above was early on. What follows is an adventure that will have Claire and Liam working together to find the people trying to open the veil. As she learns how to control her magic, Claire will find herself in dangerous situations hiding who she is from those in control, and trying to discover who she can trust among her friends. A romance between Claire and Liam slowly begins to build; something we can expect more of in the future books. Can Claire and Liam stop the Veil from opening again?

Chloe Neill has created a nice world building that is dark, filled with magic and paranormals, great secondary characters, and a nice couple in Claire and Liam. In any world building, the first book leads the way. Though there was some type of closure, the story is left open ended for us to patiently wait for the next book. I enjoyed The Veil, though early on it was a bit slow and confusing trying to absorb everything. I expect the following books to be even better.

Reviewed by Barb

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Cover Reveals-January 11, 2014

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Dark Skye (Aug 14)

 

TITLE: Dark Skye

AUTHOR: Kresley Cole

SERIES: Immortals After Dark #15

RELEASE DATE: August 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Game of Love

AUTHOR: Melissa Foster

SERIES: The Remingtons

RELEASE DATE: May 2014

 

 

 

Mine to Crave Mar 14

 

TITLE: Mine to Crave

AUTHOR: Cynthia Eden

SERIES: Mine

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

The Given May 14

 

TITLE: The Given

AUTHOR: Vickie Pettersson

SERIES: Celestial Blues 3

RELEASE DATE: May 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Worth The Chance

AUTHOR: Vi Keeland

SERIES: MMA Fighter 2

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

 

 

 

Girl in Love

 

TITLE: Girl in Love

AUTHOR: Caisey Quinn

SERIES: Kylie Ryans #3

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

 

 

 

All The King's Men

 

TITLE: All the King’s Men

AUTHOR: Donya Lynne

SERIES: All The King’s Men

RELEASE DATE: 2014

 

 

 

Sensual Surrender Mar 14

 

TITLE: Sensual Surrender

AUTHOR: Katie Reus

SERIES: The Serafina: Sin City 2

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

Forever Ours Apr 14

 

TITLE: Forever Ours

AUTHOR: Cassia Leo

SERIES: Shattered Hearts prequel

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

Shadowboxer Feb 14

 

TITLE: Shadowboxer

AUTHOR: Cari Quinn

SERIES: Tapped Out #1

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

 

 

 

Sinner July 14

 

TITLE: Sinner

AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater

SERIES: Wolves of Mercy Falls #4

RELEASE DATE:  July 2014

 

 

 

Bound to Danger Aug 14

 

TITLE: Bound to Danger

AUTHOR: Katie Reus

SERIES: Deadly Ops

RELEASE DATE: August 2014

 

 

 

Guardians of the future

 

TITLE: Guardians of the Future

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: Elven Chronicles

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

First Contact

 

TITLE: First Contact

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: Tantalus #1

RELEASE DATE: 2015

 

 

 

Forever With You  Jan 14

 

TITLE: Forever With You

AUTHOR: Laurelin Paige

SERIES: Fixed #3

RELEASE DATE: January 2014

 

 

 

Poison Promise Aug 14

 

TITLE: Poison Promise

AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep

SERIES: Elemental Assassin #11

RELEASE DATE: August 2014

 

 

 

King of Thieves

 

TITLE: King of Thieves

AUTHOR: Jane Kindred

SERIES: Demons of Elysium #2

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

Sinful Rapture Mar 14

 

TITLE: Sinful Rapture

AUTHOR: Alexandra Ivy

SERIES: Found in Sinful Seconds Anthology

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

Blood Games Aug 14

 

TITLE: Blood Games

AUTHOR: Chloe Neill

SERIES: Chicagoland Vampires 10

RELEASE DATE: August 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: The Assassin’s Blade

AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas

SERIES: Throne of Glass

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

Kalona's Fall July 14

 

TITLE: Kalona’s Fall

AUTHOR: PC & Kristin Cast

SERIES: House of Night Novella #4 (YA)

RELEASE DATE: July 2014

 

 

 

When Day Breaks June 14

 

TITLE: When Day Breaks

AUTHOR: Maya Banks

SERIES: KGI #9

RELEASE DATE: June 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Rock My Body

AUTHOR: Michelle A Valentine

SERIES: Black Falcon #4

RELEASE DATE: Spring 2014

 

 

 

Silver Shadows July 14

 

TITLE: Silver Shadows

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

SERIES: Bloodlines

RELEASE DATE: July 2014

 

 

 

Better Homes and Hauntin June 14

 

TITLE: Better Homes and Hauntings

AUTHOR: Molly Harper

SERIES: standalone

RELEASE DATE: June 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: A Highland Wolf Christmas

AUTHOR: Terry Spear

SERIES: Heart of the Wolf #15

RELEASE DATE: Fall 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Hero of a Highland Wolf

AUTHOR: Terry Spear

SERIES: Heart of the Wolf #14

RELEASE DATE: August 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Breakable

AUTHOR: Tammara Webber

SERIES: Easy #2

RELEASE DATE: May 2014

 

 

 

Black Box Mar 14

 

TITLE: Black Box

AUTHOR: Cassia Leo

SERIES: standalone

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

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Cover Reveals-October 14, 2013

Cover Reveals-October 14, 2013

 

 

A vampire's Christmas Carol Nov 13

 

TITLE:  A Vampire’s Christmas Carol

AUTHOR:  Cynthia Eden

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE:  November 2014

 

 

 

Forget me Not 2014

 

TITLE:  Forget Me Not

AUTHOR:  Jessica Sorensen

SERIES:  Forget Me Not #1

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darkness Awakened Nov 1, 2014

 

TITLE: Darkness Awakened

AUTHOR:  Katie Reus

SERIES:  paranormal

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

 

 

 

Feral Heat Mary 14

 

TITLE:  Feral Heat

AUTHOR:  Jennifer Ashley

SERIES: Shifters Unbound

RELEASE DATE: Mar 2014

 

 

 

Sinful in Spurs Mar 14

 

TITLE:  Sinful in Spurs

AUTHOR:  Laura Wright

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE: Mar 2014

 

 

 


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TITLE:  Lie To Me

AUTHOR:  Chloe Cox

SERIES: Redemption #1

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

 

 

 

The SElection Ap 14

 

TITLE: The Selection Stories

AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

SERIES: Anthology

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

After The End May 14

 

TITLE: After The End

AUTHOR: Amy Plum

SERIES: After The End #1

RELEASE DATE: May 2014

 

 

 

Fury of the Demon Jan 14

 

TITLE: Fury of the Demon

AUTHOR: Diana Rowland

SERIES: Kara Gillian #6

RELEASE DATE: January 2014

 

 

 

Warrior's Curse Ap 14

 

TITLE: Warrior’s Curse

AUTHOR:  Alexa Egan

SERIES: Imnada Brotherhood #3

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

Howling For You Jan 14

 

TITLE: Howling For You

AUTHOR: Chloe Neill

SERIES: Chicagoland Vampire 8.5

RELEASE DATE: January 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Forged

AUTHOR: Jacquelyn Frank

SERIES: World of the Nightwalkers

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: His Untamed Desire

AUTHOR: Katie Reus

SERIES: Moon Shifter

RELEASE DATE: January 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: The All You Can Eat Buffet

AUTHOR: Barbara O’Neal

SERIES: Stand Alone

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Circle of Desire

AUTHOR: Keri Arthur

SERIES: Damask Circle #3

RELEASE DATE: April 2013

 

 

 

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TITLE: Snowed In

AUTHOR: Gabrielle Bissett/Morgana Phoenix/January Valentine/ Jinni James/ER Pierce

SERIES: anthology

RELEASE DATE: December 2013

 

 

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TITLE: How To Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)

AUTHOR: Kerrelyn Sparks

SERIES: Love at Stake #15

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

Be With Me Feb 14

 

TITLE: Be With Me

AUTHOR: Jennifer Armentrout/J.Lynn

SERIES: Wait For You #2

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

 

 

 

Grimnirs Dec 13

 

TITLE: Grimnirs

AUTHOR: Ednah Walters

SERIES: Runes

RELEASE DATE: December 2013

 

 

 

the One May 14

 

TITLE: The One

AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

SERIES: Selection

RELEASE DATE: May 2014

 

 

 

Killer Frost Feb 14

 

TITLE: Killer Frost

AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep

SERIES: Mythos Academy

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

 

 

 

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TITLE: Wild Child

AUTHOR: M. Leighton

SERIES: Wild Ones

RELEASE DATE: October 2013

 

 

 

Bannishing the Dark Apr 14

 

TITLE: Banishing The Dark

AUTHOR: Jenn Bennett

SERIES: Arcadia Bell

RELEASE DATE: April 2014

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays Nov 13

 

TITLE: Home for the Holidays

AUTHOR: Jeannine Frost

SERIES: Night Huntress

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

 

 

 

Silver Mirrors 2014

 

TITLE: Silver Mirrors

AUTHOR: A.A. Aguire

SERIES: Apparatus Infernum #2

RELEASE DATE: 2014

 

 

 

Sinful Seconds Mar 14

 

TITLE: Sinful Seconds

AUTHORS: Elisabeth Naughton/Alexandra Ivy/Cynthia Eden/Laura Wright/Katie Reus/Joan Swan

SERIES: Anthology

RELEASE DATE: March 2014

 

 

 

Labyrinth of Stars Feb 14

 

TITLE: Labyrinth of the Stars

AUTHOR: Marjorie M. Liu

SERIES: Hunter Kiss

RELEASE DATE: February 2014

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Cover Reveals May 8, 2013

Cover Reveals-May 8, 2013

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TITLE: Theory in Depth

AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE: November 2013

 

 

 

After burn

 

TITLE: Afterburn/Aftershock

AUTHOR: Sylvia Day

SERIES:

RELEASE DATE: November 2013

 

 

 

The Midnight Breed Companion

 

TITLE:  The Midnight Breed Companion

AUTHOR:  Lara Adrian

SERIES:  Midnight Breed

RELEASE DATE:  May/June 2013

 

 

 

 

Obsession May 31 2013

 

TITLE: Obsession (Re-release)

AUTHOR: Jennifer Armentrout

SERIES: Arum

RELEASE DATE: May 2013

 

 

 

The Dragon Legion

 

TITLE: The Dragon Legion Collection

AUTHOR: Deborah Cooke

SERIES: Dragon Legion Novellas/Dragonfire

RELEASE DATE: N/A

 

 

 

DAngerous Seduction Oct 13

 

TITLE: Dangerous Seduction

AUTHOR: Zoe Archer

SERIES: Nemisis, Unlimited

RELEASE DATE: October 2013

 

 

 

What Really Happend Aug 13

 

TITLE: What Really Happened in Peru

AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare

SERIES: Magnus Bane Chronicles/The Mortal Instruments

RELEASE DATE: April 2013 (Series of novellas to be released throughout 2013)

 

 

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TITLE: Countdown (ya)

AUTHOR: Michelle Rowan

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE: September 2013

 

 

 

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TITLE: Deception Cove

AUTHOR: Jayne Castle

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE: August 2013

 

 

 

Blood Bond Aug 13

 

TITLE: Blood Bond

AUTHOR: Jeanne Stein

SERIES: Anna Strong, Vampire

RELEASE DATE: August 2013

 

 

 

Mine To Take June 2013

 

TITLE: Mine to Take

AUTHOR: Cynthia Eden

SERIES: N/A

RELEASE DATE: June 2013

 

 

 

Fire Inside June 2013

 

TITLE: Fire Inside

AUTHOR: Kristen Ashley

SERIES: Chaos Novel

RELEASE DATE: June 2013

 

 

 

biting Bad Aug 2013

 

TITLE: Biting Bad

AUTHOR: Chloe Neill

SERIES: Chicagoland Vampires

RELEASE DATE: August 2013

 

 

 

Beneath the Secrets

 

TITLE: Beneath The Secrets

AUTHOR: Lisa Renee Jones

SERIES: Tall, Dark and Deadly

RELEASE DATE: Summer 2013

 

 

 

Bronze Gods

 

TITLE: Bronze Gods

AUTHOR: Ann Aguirre

SERIES: Apparatus Infernum

RELEASE DATE: April 2013

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