Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill is the first book in her Chicagoland Vampire series. From the back cover.~
THEY KILLED ME. THEY HEALED ME. THEY CHANGED ME.
Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced their existence to the world-and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he got only a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker…and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.
Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I’ve traded sweating over my dissertation for learning to fit in at a Kenwood mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred-year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude-and servitude. Right…
But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I’m surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan’s attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone’s still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?
My initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war…and there will be blood.
Once again, I’m taking the advice of a friend when reading a new author. My friend Stacy had talked about Chloe Neill’s books on her blog, so I knew I needed to give them a try. I’m so glad I did too. I loved Some Girls Bite! Merit is such a fun and sassy character. She never planned on becoming a vampire and even fights against it a bit in the beginning…even challenging her maker Ethan. She does finally accept the fact that being a vampire is now her life. However, she still seems to butt up against Ethan every chance she gets, and also fight her attraction to Ethan every chance she gets. Luckily, Merit has her best friend and roommate Mallory, her grandfather, and many of his co-workers to help her learn more about being a vampire. Merit also becomes the object of desire from Morgan, a vampire from House Navarre.
I have the next book in the Chicagoland Vampire series, Friday Night Bites in my TBR pile and added Twice Bitten on its 7/6/10 release date. I can't wait to see what happens between Merit, Ethan and Morgan.