Friday, December 16, 2011

Coming Soon: Tempting Tuesdays, A Some Girls Bite Read-Along


TEMPTING TUESDAYS

If you take a twenty-seven year-old grad-student-turned-vampire with a penchant for sarcasm, add it to the drama of being turned without permission, then factor in an arrogant but absurdly attractive Master vampire who's unused to having his buttons pushed, what do you get? Well, I'll tell you. You get Chloe Neill's Some Girls Bite, the first book in her hugely entertaining Chicagoland Vampires series!

The lovely Tina at Tina's Book Reviews, Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight, Missie at The Unread Reader, and I are going to be hosting a read-along for Some Girls Bite starting January 3rd and running every Tuesday through January 31st, and we cannot tell you how excited we would be if you guys would join us! For those of you who are unfamiliar with how a read-along works, fear not, it's really easy. Sign up using the below linky (we'd love it if you could grab a button and do a short post announcing your participation to help spread the word), buy or borrow a copy of Some Girls Bite, and take a look at the questions for chapters 1-4 listed at the bottom of this post. Those five questions will be discussed here on Supernatural Snark to kick off the event on January 3rd. Simply put a post together wherein you answer the questions and then come here to link up your answers so that everyone participating can hop around, read, and comment like a giant virtual book club. Fun right? Right ;-)

Below is the schedule for the event so you can follow along. The second five discussion questions will be posted on Tina's blog on the 3rd so you'll have plenty of time to answer the questions before we all post again on the 10th.

January 3rd - Chapters 1-4 (Jenny at Supernatural Snark)
January 10th - Chapters 5-8 (Tina at Tina's Book Reviews)
January 17th - Chapters 9-12 (Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight)
January 24th - Chapters 13-15 + epilogue (Missie at The Unread Reader)
January 31st - Special guest post by Chloe Neill and our grand prize giveaway!

Everyone who signs up for the read-along and participates each week will be entered in our grand prize giveaway, with the winner announced on each of our blogs on the 31st. The prize pack (pictured below) includes a Sentinel 04 t-shirt, a copy of the second book in the series Friday Night Bites, and a copy of Chloe's newest release in her young adult series Charmfall. In addition to the grand prize winner, two additional winners will also receive copies of Charmfall.

International participants: The giveaway is open to you as well (as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country), though we will be substituting the t-shirt and Charmfall for the next 2 books in the Chicagoland Vampires series after Friday Night Bites, so you will receive Friday Night Bites, Twice Bitten, and Hard Bitten.



If you're not familiar with this series, it's an adult urban fantasy series, but I beg all of you wonderful readers who typically stick to young adult fiction exclusively not to write this one off. It's ripe with romantic tension (think Rose and Dimitri in Vampire Academy) and has loads of humor, and I honestly cannot recommend it enough! Have I convinced you yet? No? You need more? Well, it just so happens that Ethan Sullivan (Master of Cadogan House) has been one of my past book boyfriends, so I leave you with the below image as my final attempt to get you on board (you can see the full post and read some snippets HERE):



SOME GIRLS BITE

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn't exactly glamorous, but it was Merit's. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker-and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the Master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she's traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park 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 her gratitude- and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan's attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone's still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago's nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood.


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTERS 1-4

1. Let’s say tomorrow a “vampire manifesto” as Merit calls it runs in newspapers across the country announcing their existence. How do you think you would react? If you were hesitant to believe initially, what would it take to convince you they were real?

2. Since being turned into a vampire means complete removal from your former life and a new job serving your House in some capacity, what do you think you would miss most about the life you live now?


3. What are your first impressions of Merit and how she’s handling all the changes in her life?


4. When you first read the description of Ethan, what actor/model/person you know pops into your head as the perfect embodiment of him? Feel free to include pictures ;-)


5. Do you think Merit’s anger at Ethan himself, not the situation, is justified?


GRAB THE BUTTONS:


Please feel free to grab a button for the event and we look forward to having you join us in January!




43 comments:

  1. I damn near peed my pants in excitement over this post. I LOVE THIS SERIES. I do believe I will have to participate in this.

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  2. I've read her YA series but haven't tried the adult one. You know what, I'm going to the bookstore next week so I'm going to see if they have it in stock.

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  3. I am looking forward to the read-along. Will sign up soon :D

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  4. I just hopped off Missie's blog and heard the news. I think I'm going to pick up the book sometime this weekend so that I can participate.

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  5. EPE! Cannot wait to start....:D

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  6. Sounds awesome! I have been really wanting to pick up this series. =)

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  7. I just downloaded the audio version of this book! I may be a little behind everyone who's reading the print version, but I'll join the discussions when I can. Great idea!

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  8. SO excited! My heart is already hammering just thinking about Ethan. :D

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  9. Amanda - YES!!!! How'd you know my goal was to make people pee in excitement? Please join us, I think it's going to be a blast!

    Jenny - I LOVE this series, truly:) This definitely doesn't have an overly "adult" feel to it, Merit's only 27 and there are no graphic sex scenes or anything like that. I hope you'll join us:)

    Prangon - YAY! Looking forward to having you:)

    Asher - YES! Please do:) I think everyone will really like it, Merit's hilarious and snarky and fun to read about:)

    Tina - ME EITHER! I'm ready to start today:)

    Bailey - It's awesome, definitely one of my favorites:)

    Jenny - Thanks for signing up! And no problem being behind, just participate when you can, it's just supposed to be laid back and fun.

    Rummanah - ETHAN! Love him so much:) I'm looking forward to re-reading the first book, it's been a while since I have.

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  10. Can't Wait! This series has been on my TBR for awhile :)

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  11. Ohh, YES! Count me in! :) I just got this from a friend of mine who loves it and thought it was time I read it as well. Sadly I haven't gotten to it yet, so this will be awesome! Great idea.

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  12. I have NEVER read this book - but your description? I'M IN! I'll be a first time reader along with you veterans. Sounds like a super tie-me-over until VLAD!

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  13. Felicia - YEAH!!! So glad you're in:)

    Rebecca - *does happy dance* I think it should be fun:)

    Linds - Yeah first timer! Ethan will make it good for you ;-) Was that inappropriate? Can't help it, it's Friday and my mind goes in the gutter on Fridays:)

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  14. Excited to start in the New Year...gotta kick my year off right with a little urban romance ;) Maybe this time I'll win one of those stupid giveaways...Blah, I'm so unlucky when it comes to them! lol I'll just have to settle for reading a good book with bookish ladies ;)

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  15. I think your mind should go there everyday. Gutters are excellent places to find the best amusements ;)

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  16. This is gonna be legen...wait for it...dary!

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  17. I just reserved it from the library! The series sounds amazing and the read along is just what I needed to push me to read it. Looks like it should be in early next week (fingers crossed!) so I'll be able to start it just in time!

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  18. I am so in :) Merit and Ethan and drawer of chocolate

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  19. ACK! Another book I want to read. I'm so sad. I need to read faster!

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  20. Librarianreads - I couldn't agree more, nothing starts the year off right more than a little Ethan and Merit and some ladies who love books:)

    Linds - It does. I just try to keep it in check the other days:)

    Chantaal - YES!

    Missie - There are no words to describe you sometimes. But I adore you bigtime:):)

    Candace - YEAH! Perfect timing:)

    Julie - Awesome, so excited you're on board!

    Melissa - You would like this series I think. We might get into a fistfight over Ethan though:)

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  21. I absolutely ADORE this series!!! 1. yeah I'd believe it. 2. I'd miss massive amounts of sunshine, of course :0) but well worth it. 3. I'd say Merit is handling it VERY well. all things considered. 4. reminds me of Matthew mcCon..(sp). 5. Merit has every right to be angry...at Ethan and everything else. But when she calms down---it will work out. She will channel the anger into some fabulous ass kickin <3

    Merry Christmas <3

    bakinstuff@yahoo.com

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  22. Oh if it were only YA!! He has got to be the most gorgeous man I've ever seen. EVER! I'll be eagerly reading the posts!!

    Heather

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  23. Ok, ok! I'm in. I have YET to read this series... yay!

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  24. I'm very tempted to join in! I had so much fun with Waterfall Wednesday's....Hopefully I get a bookish giftcard for the holidays, because then I can buy a copy and participate! :)

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  25. Ya got me convinced I can pull it off with my YA readers!! I'll just help forge the way with older YA readers-the college crowd. Thanks for all the advice!!

    Heather

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  26. YAY! Love this series--and this is one I can definitely participate in. And your picture of Ethan is exactly how I pictured him (well, the him that just woke up after a long day of...yeah. That.). Sex-ay!

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  27. I know I said this many times, but I need to read it this authors other books!

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  28. Awesome!!! I'm so in hon!!! I first have to get settles since I just came back from an awesometastic long holiday, but I will get together a post and sign up! Loooove this series!

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  29. I'm so freaking excited to join in!!! Thank you for arranging this read-a-long! I finally get to start this series. *bounces*

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  30. I've heard such great things about this series, I'm excited to start it! Just signed up, and my post will go live momentarily. =)

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  31. Thanks to everyone who's participating! XOXO

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  32. Bought my copy just this afternoon. I am so in. Thanks Sacredmoon for the link to get me here. Can't wait to join you wonderful ladies. Thank you :)

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  33. Yay! I managed to make a post and everything. *has excitement* *because that's just the way my week has been*

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  34. i just started my blog yesterday so it's just a wee baby one right now. this looks like a lot of fun though. is it alright if i join in too? all the others looked pretty darn established. just thought i'd check. love this series!

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  35. Thanks Jenny for the info! Hopefully I did this right. Can't wait for next weeks questions and getting to join in on them. If I do anything too off someone let me know pretty please. I'm so not on good terms with technology most days :)

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  36. Wow, I am so excited for this, I've been reading this series since Book 1 (which, of course, is the book we'll be discussing :D)

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