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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and recently turned vampire Merit can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal-registration act, times haven't been this precarious for vampires since they came out of the closet. If only they could lay for a bit, and let the mortals calm down.

That's when the waters of Lake Michigan suddenly turn pitch black - and things really start getting ugly. Chicago's mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows only the darkest magic could have woven a spell powerful enough to change the very fabric of nature. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for vampires and humans alike.

Bite into another Chicagoland Vampires novel.
©2011 Chloe Neill (P)2011 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A wonderfully compelling vampire heroine." (Julie Kenner)

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  • Stephanie
  • tucson, AZ, United States
  • 01-20-12

My favorite "Chicagoland Vampire" book so far.

After listening to the fourth book in the CHicagoland Vampires series I didnt know if i would be able to get through this book. But the author did a really good job with this story. I thought it was smart, fun, excciting, and had the perfect ending. this is one of those books i would listen to again and i cant wait for the next book to come out in August.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • KLeaHudson
  • Greenville, NC, United States
  • 11-11-11

Best Book of the Series

Just like my headline says, this is (by far) the best book of the Chicagoland Vampires series. Chloe Neill really packed some punch with this book. There are so many layers to the story that you just can't seem to absorb the content fast enough. Just when you think you've figured out what is going on (and who's behind it), then the rug gets yanked out from underneath you, and another layer gets added to the story.

I can't really do a full review on this book b/c there would be way too many spoilers. All I can say is that I can hardly wait for Book 6, Biting Cold to come out in August 2012!!!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Gary
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • 06-09-12

DRINK DEEP!

What did you love best about Drink Deep?

The fact that Merit is still looking after her house mates.

What did you like best about this story?

It still followed the story theme.

What aspect of Cynthia Holloway’s performance would you have changed?

The narrator was too mechanical and stilted. There wasn't much emotion in the narration.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Nature seeks revenge!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • trish
  • dallas, tx
  • 11-04-11

really good

i almost didn't get this one after what happened in the last story. i can admit i was worried about it, but i truly enjoyed this book. i also love how many twists come into play in the story.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great series

Chloe Neill hit another home run with this new addition to the Chicagoland vampire series! Once again Cynthia Holloway did an amazing job bringing the story to life!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Narrator drives me nuts with mispronounced words!

The series is fun and engaging. I like the depth of the characters as they develop.

The narrator, though, has some serious problems with several words that are commonly used. It is distracting and annoying. I've listened to other series that she's narrated and did not notice this many errors. Aren't audio editions edited like print versions? If I were the author, I would be unhappy that my work was being so poorly presented.
Hoping the next book with new narrator will be better read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Narrator needs pronunciation lessons

What did you like best about this story?

Story line has some more twists and turns that will surprise. Thought I knew what was going on.....I was wrong.

What didn’t you like about Cynthia Holloway’s performance?

AudioBook Review: Narrator is at it again. She doesn't seem to know how to pronounce many common words like acumen. And there were a few more I noticed as well. Narrator still is mixing up male voices and give numerous male characters the same voice. We'll see what happens in the next book. I understand there is a new narrator for the next few books of the series at least. We'll see how she does. Can't be much worse.

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Thank goodness Cynthia Holloway is gone

Would you listen to Drink Deep again? Why?

I listen to the series fairly frequently.

How could the performance have been better?

Get a different narrator. Seriously. All the interrogatives are flat; no upswing on the intonation at the end of a question. And the mispronunciations... "supposably", "undoubtably", "Dar-eye-us" (it should "Dare-ee-us", and she got it right early on in the series), "doc-tor'-al", among other sins. All the men drawl, and her pauses at commas are just weird. It's like she doesn't pre-read her copy. It is, quite frankly, appalling. I can only assume she works really, really cheap. I'd be thrilled to rebuy the series if it was re-recorded by someone who can read the English language correctly.

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Chloe Neill is great!

What made the experience of listening to Drink Deep the most enjoyable?

Hearing the emotions in Cynthia Holloway's voice!

What about Cynthia Holloway’s performance did you like?

She is great!

Any additional comments?

Great series and a great narrator for it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 04-12-12

Unexpected Ending

Any additional comments?

I liked the storyline, it held my interest. The ending was unexpected and very welcome because the ending of the last book was so disappointing. For those upset about the last book they should really listen to this one before passing judgement. Everything ties together in the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful