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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Chloe Neill Giveaway & Interview

The terrific Chloe Neill has decided to visit The Royal Reviews to have a little chat.


Me: What are you working on now? (If you can give us a hint!):
CN: I am currently working on TWICE BITTEN, the third book
in the Chicagoland Vampires novel.

Me: Spiderman or Superman:
CN:Spiderman. I love Toby Maguire!

Me: Wonder Woman or Batgirl:
CN: Definitely Batgirl. I loved watching the classic Adam West episodes of Batman. Batgirl was

Me: Chunky or Smooth:
CN: Chunky.

Me: Favorite flavor ice cream:
CN: Peanut butter and chocolate

Me: Favorite ice cream topping:
CN: Anything chocolatey/chewy/crunchy.

Me: Subway or Taxi:
CN: Neither. My pretty little coupe.

Me: Broadway Show or Movie Theater:
CN: Broadway show, theoretically, although I don't have much time now for shows.

Me: TiVo or DVR:
CN: DVR. It's a lifesaver.

Me: Favorite vacation place:
CN: The Gulf Coast of Florida. I went for years and years as a child, and I'd really like to get back.

Me: Next vacation destination:
CN: Racine, Wisconsin for a booksigning on September 12, 2009!

Me: Favorite NYC hotspot:
CN: I'm not sure I've been in NYC enough to have a favorite hotspot. How about Navy Pier in
Chicago? I love looking at the Lake.

Me: Guilty Pleasure:
Me: Diet Coke.

Me: Good luck charm:
CN: My dog, Baxter.

Me: When you were a little girl, you thought you would grow up to be a….
CN: Teacher or bureaucrat--I loved playing with
forms and paper!

Me: Last thing bought at the mall:
CN: Clothes for Mr. Neill.

Me: Item on your grocery list:
CN: Chocolate chips, so that I can make muffins.

Me: French fries or Onion Rings:
CN: French fries, although I don't eat them very often.

Me: Pizza: New York or Chicago?
CN: ALWAYS Chicago!!

Me: Midnight snack:
CN: Organic chocolate milk. It fights the urge to munch.

Me: Bookmark or dog ear?
CN: Dog ear. My books have that lived-in look.

Me: Read with dustjacket or remove it?
CN: Remove it; it gets in the way.

Me: Ocean, Lake, Desert, Mountain:
CN: (Gulf Coast) shoreline, preferably.

Me: Favorite book:
CN: Too many to mention. Start with anything by Christopher Moore or Neil Gaiman.

Me: Item you can't live without:
CN: My laptop.

Me: Who is your favorite writer that most people have never heard of?
CN: I'm not sure I've read anyone that folks haven't heard of . . . unless it's me! :)

Me: What kid or teen books made a difference in your world growing up?
CN: Anything by Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Lois Lenski. I read them all over and over and over again.

Me: Where do you like to write your books (bed ~ coffee shop ~ an office)?
CN: Couch with a laptop, or coffeeshop with laptop if I have that kind of time.

Me: Describe your ideal place to write:
CN: See above. I'm not picky about where--what matters is whether the words are

Me: What are you reading @ the moment?
CN: Absolutely nothing. Just finished "Finger-Lickin' Fifteen" by Janet Evanovich.

Me: Where do you usually read?
CN: Spare moments, five minutes at a time.

Me: Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
CN: When I had time to read, yes. But not currently.

Me: Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
CN:Nope. I don't read much nonfiction, unless I'm doing research for a novel. Lately though, I suppose I read them exactly the same--which is to say, not often! Trying to meet my deadlines has stripped away my free time.

Thank you, Chloe, for the fun interview & stopping by Royal Reviews during Vampire Week. You are fangtabulous!

Contest Alert

To celebrate Vampire week I'm giving away a copy of Chloe's Some Girls Bite. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog this week & make sure you leave your email address. The more comments you leave... the more entries you have :}!

Good Luck!!!

Visit Chloe @ chloeneill.com.

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Brooke Reviews said...

Woo Diet Coke is like my lifeline. I should get unhooked. lol


Pam said...

Apparently Chloe and I have a lot in common: Spiderman, Batgirl, peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, diet coke, french fries, Christopher Moore...The dog-eared pages would NOT be found in my books however as it's often difficult to tell if I've ever even read the books on my shelf!

melacan at hotmail dot com

elnice said...

Great interview. I am a Janet Evanovich too, she is so different from what I usually read, no vampires!

Patti said...

What a fun interview! Don't enter me, I've already got this one on my keeper shelf!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in this draw. Thanks!

Mishel said...

I meant to pick up Chloe's first book a while ago but I never did =(

But I know wanting to be a bureaucrat is something I've never heard before. lol it made me smile.

I'd love a chance to win Some Girls Bite =)

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

Tynga said...

This book a sbeen on my wishlist for a while now, I would sure love to have a copy!
Thanks for the giveaway, and this was a very fun interview!

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

jeanette8042 said...

Awesome little interview and giveaway!


Michelle said...

i can't live without my laptop either. i hardly watch tv now because you can even watch tv shows on the computer. please enter me on your giveaway.
countesschelle at aol dot com


renee said...

I would love a chance to read this ,please ener me
reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

Virginia said...

A big dish of "peanut butter cup" ice cream is fabulous with a great book! Please enter my name in the giveaway. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Valorie said...

Now I am seriously craving chocolate chip muffins.

I'd love to win!


What a Girl Reads said...

Funny post!


Teddyree said...

Chloe obviously has exceptional taste, the awesome Neil Gaiman and the hilarious Christopher Moore are favourites of mine!

Mandy said...

Ohhhh, Vampire Week! This is a great theme!

Please enter me in for the contest,


Neas Nuttiness said...

I love, love, love Janet Evanovich too, and I'll take a Coke over a Pepsi any day!

Please count me in - thanks.


flowerchild said...

this sounds so good
please count me in..thanks

ibeeeg said...

Love these type of "interviews".
Hey Chloe...so you were in Racine, Wi today (sept 12)? I live about 15-20min from there. Too bad I work every weekend and did not know about the signing.
Navy Pier...I love Lake Michigan and Navy Pier area is fabulous!
And ummm...yeah...Chicago pizza all the way!!! So...Chloe...I am off to look at your website because I am very curious, do you live in the Chicago area?


ibeeeg said...

oh...forgot to add...
Whenever I see the name - Judy Blume - I think, "you must, you must, you must improve your bust." hehehe!

cqueen2 said...

oh this sounds great


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cqueen2 said...

i follow your blog

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

rubylovesadventure said...

yay for another vampire book!

Wendy said...

Chunky anything is awesome! :)

- Wendy (omgitswendy at gmail dot com)

Pamk said...

love pg and choc ice cream and couldn't do without my laptop either.
scrtsb at yahoo dot com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I am a follower and this book has been on my WANT SO BAD list lol

Thanks for the chance to win, and now I am hungry for chocolate & peanut butter (although I do the Diet Dew instead lol)

Fun Interview, too :) I liked reading it!

host said...

Great interview! I had a lot of fun reading it :)
Thanks for a chance to win!

Blodeuedd said...

Nice interview :)
And I know the books have gotten some nice reviews. They sound great

blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I love chocolate muffins, sooo good!

Nice interview!! But don't let me, I already have Some Girls Bite, excellent!

Dottie :)

Anonymous said...

Great, fun interview. Please enter me.


Beth (BBRB) said...

Fun! I can't imagine dog-earing a book though. I'm so a bookmark person. Although, I do love to break the spines of paperbacks!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

K said...

Great Interview. I love the bureaucrat part - never heard of anyone wanting to be one.

killemall9 at gmail dot com

K (Slip Carefully)

bridget3420 said...

Count me in. I love vamps:)


throuthehaze said...

count me in! I have been wanting to read this!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

Rock on!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me..


gaby317 said...

gaby317nyc at gmail dot com

Fun speed interview! Very nyc with the subway or taxi, broadway show or movie. I liked the question about kid or teen books and when you read.

thanks for the entry!

i'm a loyal follower

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

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RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Isn't the cover for FRIDAY NIGHT BITES awesome?!
Chloe Neill is great.
Thank you for having her on your site & thank you for sharing Chloe.
All the best,
PS - I'm rkcharron at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

count me in! :]

littopandaxpress (at) yahoo (dot) com

Book Chick City said...

Great fun interview! Enter me please! :)

bookchickcity (at) dsl (dot) pipex (dot) com

Mystica said...

Please enter me.



Steph Shradar said...

:) great interview (and I totally agree with Chloe - chunky pb all the way)!!!!!

I'd love to be entered for your contest, my email address is stephanieshradar@gmail.com


Anonymous said...

Would love to read,,,sounds great