Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters
announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against
supernaturals – and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest
signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors,
things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan
Sullivan are... tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and
Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp
attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get
your House in order. Or else.
Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society – a world full of vampires who seem ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands...
Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest, just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia's to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily's adventures, she bakes (a lot!), watches entirely too much television, roots for her favorite college football team (Go Big Red!), spends time with friends, and plays with her dogs, Baxter and Scout.