Happy Book Birthday, Merit and Kindle Fire giveaway!

by Chloe Neill on 7 April 2014

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Five years ago today, on April 7, 2009, SOME GIRLS BITE was published.

Since then, we’ve made our girl Merit a vampire and a Sentinel, Commended her into Cadogan House, put her through shenanigans both romantic and magical, and given her one hell of a ride.  I’m so grateful she sprung from my imagination, and so proud of who she is and what she’s become.

I asked readers to share their favorite things about Merit, and birthday wishes, and here are a few:

Samantha D. says: “I love everything about Merit. Her struggle to be herself as a human and then as a vamp. ..Her attitude… Her style…her LOVE of food ….her addiction to chocolate….”

Chris J. says: “You have been through a lot in the last five years and handled it wonderfully.”

Julie says: “I love the opening to Some Girls Bite where Merit is waking up and discovering that she is wearing fancy clothes, but it the manicure that really gets her.”

James K. says: “Happy Birthday Merit! Its awesome that we get to celebrate your amazing deeds, your example, you fidelity, and your problem solving despite events forcing themselves upon you!”

Sara E. says: “Happy Book Birthday, Merit! I hope the shenanigans in Chicago eventually sink to a more manageable level so you can focus your time figuring out the logistics on how to complete your doctorate.”

Kimberly L. says: “I aspire to be Merit when I grow up! Lol I am 42 and she inspires me to be a better person.”

Timothy C. says: “What I like about Merit is that she’s strong. Not a damsel in distress. Full of honor. Loyalty. And very friendly. You can imagine hanging out with her.”

Rahilah D. says: “It just goes to show you that Merit has come a long way & has grown into the women she is now.”

Lori S. says: “I love Merits ability to do what she thinks is right even if it causes her other problems.”

Margaret says: “My favorite vintage Merit moment is in Friday Night Bites. Merit and Ethan are fighting Peter on the dock and she jumps over his sword, flips and lands on his other side. Than she says to Ethan, “Someone might have warned me I could do that.”

Candace R. says: “I love Merit’s perseverance in everything she does! Merit is strong and smart and she not afraid to act like a woman even when she’s a kick butt vampire!!”

Shannon says: “Merit is one of my favorite female characters. Funny and fallible, I love her as a heroine.”

Krupke says: “Merit is one of the best UF/Paranormal heroines out there. Perfectly flawed b/c she’s willing to learn from her mistakes, loyal, loving and protective of those around her.”

Kaye B. says: “She looks back at her life as a human and although she misses parts of it, the “normalcy”, she embraces what is before her and makes the best of it without losing sight of who she was then and who she is now.”

Your comments really touched me, and I can’t tell you how glad I am that you’ve connected with Merit.

My greatest hope is that she’s given you a few hours of laughter, excitement, tears, and joy–hours to think about something other than work, or spouses, or kids, or jobs. That, after all, is exactly why I started writing them–because I needed that solace, too.

Alright, before we get too teary-eyed, let’s celebrate! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to win a Kindle Fire, a $50 Amazon gift card, an autographed copy of the mass market edition of SOME GIRLS BITE, and plenty of swag.

Good luck, and thanks for all the love you’ve given Merit over the last five years!

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xoxo, Chloe

 

 

 

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{ 21 comments }

1 Tara Craig April 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

Sooooo in love with Merit & Ethan and the CV series :)

2 Connie Garcia April 7, 2014 at 9:46 am

I love Merit, Mallory , Ethan & Catcher!! Don’t want the books to end!

3 Cheryl Sacripanti April 7, 2014 at 10:07 am

I love the books fighting, romance, really. hot guys. The books have everything
Thank you for five great years. Ever time a book comes out I reread the series

4 Dawn Bettin April 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

Congratulations on five years! Love this series. Hope Merit and company have many, many more successful years.

5 Kristen Thompson April 7, 2014 at 10:29 am

So glad I stumbled upon this series a few years ago. I love the references to Chicago, since I live near the city. The characters are wonderful!

6 Davida April 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for also sharing this series with Friends, who also love it.

7 Lucy R. Silk April 7, 2014 at 11:28 am

Happy birthday to Merit and thanks to Chloe for many hours of entertainment. The books are wonderful. Can’t wait for the next one to come!

8 Inga April 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Merit and Ethan deserve another 15 years on top of these 5. :)

9 Elizabeth April 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

<3 merit <3 ethan! :) can't wait for the next book.

10 Elizabeth Tardencilla April 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Chivamps means a lot to me. I love Merit and Chloe Neil. Some girls bite was the first book I read in English.The first book that made ​​me stay after midnight waiting for it publication was Twice Bitten.That day I went to sleep at 4 am in the morning with a big smile on my face.
I’m always happy when I’m in Merit’s world—–Happy birthday to Merit and thanks to Chloe for make my life a little better ♥

11 John Miser April 8, 2014 at 4:22 am

Looking forward to the next fantasy escape with Merritt !

12 clare flack April 8, 2014 at 4:55 am

Love these books and chloe’s done an amzing job writting them. they get better with every book and cant wait for the next book. happy book birthday Merit , Ethan and chole Neill congrats :)

13 Olivia D Hamilton April 8, 2014 at 10:08 am

Congratulations on five years!

14 Donna April 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

Happy Book Day to you! Look the series! So glad that Merit and Ethan are a couple. I hope they mate for life.

15 Candy April 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

I love all of it. How could I just pick one thing?!?!

16 Margaret April 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

I, like Merit, went to the U of C. One of my favorite things about the series is how Merit’s love for Chicago shines through. It will always be my city too, even if I don’t live there anymore. Merit lets me go home whenever I want.

17 Angela Caldwell April 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

Really enjoy this series. I love it when Mert kicks butt in gge books.

18 Carrie Bittner April 10, 2014 at 11:11 am

I randomly picked up some girls bite while I was at the book store some years back. Something just drew me to in. Have been in love with the series ever since! Thank you for letting us into an amazing story with a strong female protagonist! You’ve inspired me to start writing as well!

19 Tonia Rodriguez April 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Absolutely love this series!! I got my dad reading it right before he passed away. So I hold this series very dear to me and can’t wait to read the newest one! Good luck everyone :)

20 Nicole April 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I randomly went to the library and came across I believe the third books, read the back page and immediately went up and asked for the first 2 books so I could start reading the series. That was last year and now I can’t wait for each book to come out. Merit is a strong character who has gone through a lot in her short life, she is someone people can look up to. All her struggles have made her who she is today with her challenges came happiness and I can’t wait to read more about her journey.

21 Rahilah April 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

My sister found the first book in the library under New Paranormal section, she read it then said, you have to get this book! So i would like to thank my big sister ♥

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