Welcome back to Deadly Destinations! Today we are visiting New Orleans with The Veil. Chloe Neill’s newest series, Devil’s Isle, is set in a dystopian-esque south where magic and Paras have crossed into our world causing death and destruction. The Veil will be released on August 4, 2015 from NAL/Penguin! Want to know my thoughts on this novel? Read my review here.
**Enter below for a chance to win The Veil swag from Chloe Neill! This giveaway is US only.**
Hey, everyone. This is Claire from THE VEIL, the first book in Chloe’s new Devil’s Isle series.
I live in New Orleans, Louisiana–or what’s left of it. The war destroyed blocks and blocks of the city, sparing only clumps of buildings here and there. That’s what you get when the Veil rips, when the barrier that separates us from the Paranormals rips open, and they bring war to our realm.
The city is now part of the war zone throughout the south; those of us who stayed around did so because we love it.
Because if we leave, there will be nothing left of New Orleans, of beignets in the French Quarter, mansions in the Garden District, the history of the Ninth Ward.
We hang on to what remains. The Cabildo, even though St. Louis Cathedral was destroyed. There’s no more
Commander’s Palace, but we still have Yakamein. And there’s no Mardi Gras, but now we’ve got War Night.
Now we remember what happened, and we celebrate our survival.
You want to visit New Orleans now? Bring your patience. The power goes out, Containment is everywhere, and there’s no magic left in New Orleans.
Or there isn’t supposed to be.
And whatever you do, stay away from Devil’s Isle–from the wall, from the gate, and from the Paras still imprisoned
inside. They’ve nearly destroyed us once. And if they had their way, they’d try again.
The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also 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
The Veil Blog Tour Schedule
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
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)
Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite series.
She 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, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)
Want to read more from Chloe Neill?
This contest is provided by Chloe Neill!
One lucky reader will win The Veil Swag including, THE VEIL tote bag, THE VEIL 5?x5? cloth screenwipe, THE VEIL bookmark, sticker, and pen & Chicagoland Vampires swag, including bookmark, pen or sticker (while supplies last) and lanyard!
Available August 4, 2015 from NAL/Penguin
About this Book:
Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.
Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.
Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.
But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn…
Click HERE to read excerpt