Speed Date with Claire: The Veil by Chloe Neill (blog tour plus a giveaway)

Posted 30 July, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review, Speed Date | 8 Comments


First Date: Okay, this could be a really hot date! I enjoyed the introduction to this new world of Chloe Neill’s, filled with fae and plenty of other paranormal critters, and set in the sultry city of New Orleans. While it wasn’t the fastest-paced beginning (hey, not a bad thing when it goes slow at the beginning. Anticipation is all part of the tease.), I really got into Claire’s life in a post-apocalyptic New Orleans. It wasn’t as hard-hitting a beginning as the Chicagoland Vamp series (hard to top an attack and being turned into a vamp right off the bat) but Neill’s writing talent shines and whispers sweet promises in my ears.

Second Date: I’m a sucker for a Southern story, especially one filled with magic (or, in this case, hidden magic, as anything magic-related is illegal in this post-fae-invasion world). And Claire, I really liked her, too. She’s just a girl, doing her thing the best she can with what she’s got. Except she’s got more than she reveals. There are layers to her, man. Magical layers. Magical layers she doesn’t want anyone to know about or she’ll wind up incarcerated on Devil’s Isle with the rest of the paranormals and people with even a hint of magic. It’s not a pretty place. Hard to whisper sweet promises when you don’t have enough to eat.

Third Date: Yeah, I had a couple of quibbles but, you know what? I had a good enough time with this book that I’m not even going to fuss about it. This book bought me drinks and showed me a good time. I’m not bitchin’. Not even Claire’s exponentially fast learning of her powers. (Hey, she’s a protégée. It happens.) Or all the super-hot guys (I mean, who in their right mind complains when surrounded by such brawn and abs? Not I.). I am hoping that there’s a smidge more romance in the next story but yay for a new urban fantasy series! (I’ve heard rumblings that publishers think there’s too much UF out there or not enough demand but I say, “No! Bring it on!”)

You can enter THE VEIL Grand Prize Giveaway,
which runs July 27 through August 7 on
Chloe’s web site!

What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?

  • Fleur de Lis Amulet Pendant Necklace from New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • THE VEIL 5″x5″ cloth screenwipe
  • THE VEIL tote bag
  • THE VEIL bookmark, sticker, and pen
  • Chicagoland Vampires bookmark, sticker, pen, keychain, and lanyard


Purchase or pre-order THE VEIL: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Powells | Books-A-Million | Kobo | Indiebound | Audible

On the tour:

Week One

Monday, July 27 – SassyCat’s Book Review | Paranormally Yours
Tuesday, July 28 – Fantasy Is More Fun | Reaffirming My Bookworm Status
Wednesday, July 29 – YA Book Nerd | Happiness is a Book
Thursday, July 30 – Star Crossed Book Blog | Dandelionn Wine Book Blog | The Book Swarm
Friday, July 31 – Parajunkee | All Books Considered | Wild Wordy Women |Professional Fan Girls

Week Two

Monday, August 3 – Dark Faerie Tales (Deadly Destinations Event) | Creative House Blog | True Bookies Review | Andrea Heltsley
Tuesday, August 4 – Reed’s Reads & Review | The Saucy Wenches | My Lifes, Loves and Passion
Wednesday, August 5 – Bad Bird Reads
Thursday, August 6 – Booklovers for Life | Spines & Covers
Friday, August 7 – The Book Nympho (Stomp v. Romp)

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8 Responses to “Speed Date with Claire: The Veil by Chloe Neill (blog tour plus a giveaway)”

  1. This really does sound like an amazing urban fantasy series! Especially a post-apocalyptic New Orleans? That sounds fantastic, I love the New Orleans setting so much. It has that mytical charm to it that I can’t get enough of. I remember kindlemom loving this one a lot, and when it comes to urban fantasy, I trust her opinion so I’ll definitely get a copy of this (and her previous series, if possible). Although her learning her powers so fast does make me wary right now… I just hope the book pulls it off.
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