A vampire never gets old, but neither do his enemies.
When a figure from Ethan's dark past makes a splashy debut in Chicago, Merit and her master don't know whether he's friend or foe. But they'll have to figure it out soon because trouble is brewing in the Windy City.
At an exclusive society soirée attended by the upper echelons of the human and supernatural worlds, Merit and Ethan barely stop the assassination of a guest. When the target turns out to be a shady businessman with a criminal edge, Merit suspects a human vendetta. But the assassins have fangs.
The connections to Chicago's Houses go deeper than Merit knows, and one wrong move could be her last.
©2015 Chloe Neill (P)2015 Tantor
Deborah E. Alexander
I loved it all! Can't wait for the next books in the series! Great books!
passionate reader and vegan
I love this series...it's well written, smart, intelligent and well crafted. You would think after this many books, the stories would begin to get stale or stilted...well, wrong. Ms Neill continues to develop Merit and Ethan as a power couple, to challenge their commitment and love and obviously prepare them for their future together. Don't miss it. Sophie Eastlake is a genius when it comes to narrating all of the wonderfully developed characters. It's a fun and very strong book.
I am on the fence about that. This is my first listen to the audio of this series. Emmm, I think I would have preferred a better actor for Ethan. He is so debonair, and sexy. That voice did not do him justice. In any case tht did not take away for my love for this series. I love it. It is chuckful of action.
Maybe Jeannine Frost 'Night Huntress' series. Yeah another Cat and Bones is welcomed.
No, this is my first listen to the actor.
The sex scenes between Ethan and Merit, and also when they were in an accident.
Still going strong. Chloe Niell is in my top favourite paranormal writers. I love how Ethan and Merrit work together. Their love for each other is so wonderful. I am looking forward to the next book which I hope will come out soon. Sophie as usual performed the character very well.
I love this series. It gets my motor running and has me on edge for the entire book. The narrator's skill with ease of movement between characters was amazing. I can't wait to read the next book.
Vamps! Vamp! Shapshifter! Vamps! Need I say more?
First about the reader, I always have to speed up her voice to enjoy the book. The storyline is getting very cliche and repetitive. To the point I always feel like I've heard this part before somewhere else.
Blogger, audiobook lover, and all around cool chic!
Returning to book 10, Blood Games, Ethan's history came into light in that book, in regards to his maker Balthazar, and his sister Nicole. Now Nicole was the one competing against Ethan for the head of the GP title, and apparently didn't hate her maker like Ethan did. So the two were at odds with one another about several things, the biggest one being how they felt about Balthazar. So in book 11, Dark Debt, Nicole is but a faint memory, and this story is all about Balthazar and a new player, not new to Chicago, but new to vampire problems. As head master of Cadogan House, Ethan has faced many challenges, and losses, but one never so deep to his roots like this new threat. Can Ethan overcome his biggest fear and bring the city to rights? This is Dark Debt.
This book has many layers to the story that all connect in your brain in the end. It's hard to pinpoint one particular layer without giving clues as to the true nature of the plot. I can tell you that Merit's father finally steps up to the plate and shows he cares for once! Considering he was at fault for some of what happened, that is neither here nor there, BUT his business dealings do take a turn for the worse, and collide with Novar and Cadogan House! Speaking of Novar, Morgan is back in the story line, and old feelings come into play. Morgan and Merit just started dating when she fell hard for Ethan, and ended up dumping Morgan for him. Merit didn't do a very good job of it, and left Morgan very pissed, which lead to a twisted hatred for both her and Ethan. Because of that, Morgan has never stood by Cadogan House, nor lent a helping hand when they needed it. Now that Morgan's house is in trouble, Cadogan steps in to help and Merit gets paired up with Morgan. Boy does Darth Sullivan hate that! Add to that, Mallory spilled the beans by accident, in front of Ethan, his nickname “Darth Sullivan”! I just died when he heard that!
Speaking of Mallory, her wizard boyfriend Catcher is attempting to return to the “Order” now. That was a pretty big deal for everyone to find out considering his past with them. So many changes beginning in this book that have me on pins and needles about the prophecy about Merit and Ethan! One step closer, wee hee! Also, I'm left wondering how Morgan's house issues factor in the series as a whole. He doesn't have a good hold on his vampires and they are revolting within, (all to do with the previous master Salina) Salina supporters that just can't let go of the fact that she was a conniving selfish, bitch of a vampire that abused her power. I'm rooting for Morgan cause I thought he was a great fit for Merit, and a cool guy. Ethan is cool but he acts his age, no fun, and too stiff. Morgan was like those old pair of shoes you just can't get rid of cause they are so comfy! So in the end, I give this story two thumbs up! The story line was original, interesting, and leads to some bigger, scarier plot that left me wanting more.
*Editors Note: Please excuse the spelling for the "Houses", or character names, I do not have the print version of this book, just the audio book. Thank you.
Sophie Eastlake once again narrates for this great series Chicagoland Vampires. Sophie is like a promise of your favorite dish for dinner. You know you love it cause it's your favorite. You know it's whats for dinner, so you don't eat all day. And when you catch the scent of it cooking, your stomach begins to rumble! The anticipation of tasting it is overwhelming, and now you're getting anxious. You want to sit down and eat it so badly you can't stand it! FEED ME! That is what it is like knowing you are going to listen to a book narrated by Sophie Eastlake. Enjoy :)
This story line was better than some past ones. It kept me guessing a bit.
Narrator cannot do different male voices and this story has quite a few primary male characters. Also needs to practice saying words she doesn't know.
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