The Mating Game continues today with Merit from the excellent Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill. Merit is here to answer some questions about her boyfriend Ethan! House Rules, the seventh title in the series, will be released on February 5, 2013.
DFT: What did you think when you first laid eyes on your mate?
Merit: That I was in a heap of trouble, because he was drop-dead gorgeous (no pun intended), which seemed very, very wrong to me.
DFT: Describe your mate in three words.
Merit: Pretentious. Protective. Gorgeous.
DFT: If you could have your mate dress in anything you want, and we do mean ANYTHING, what would choose?
Merit: He looks equally amazing in a suit or his favorite green silk pajamas, slung low on his hips. Or naked. That works, too.
DFT: Leather or lace?
Merit: Leather. And lots of it.
DFT: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done in front of your mate?
Merit: He’s kicked my ass in training sessions on a number of occasions. Does that count?
DFT: Apart from the obvious, which three parts of your mate’s body are your personal favorites and why?
Merit: His eyes. They are shockingly, stunningly green. His hands–they’re sexy and strong. His calves, and the mysterious tattoo that I can’t get out of my mind.
DFT: Name the most annoying thing your mate does?
Merit: Two words: Eyebrow. Arching.
DFT: What is the best decision you have ever made?
Merit: Agreeing to stand Sentinel for Cadogan House–truly accepting my new life as a vampire.
DFT: Hot Summer days or cold Winter nights?
Merit: I live in Chicago, so we get plenty of both. As a vampire, I prefer to be warm.
DFT: What song would you put on to get your mate in the mood?
Merit: I honestly have no idea, but I feel like he’d enjoy Al Green. If he knows who Al Green is. He’s 400 years old, after all. And he eats toast with a knife and fork.
DFT: Would your mate rather have chocolates or flowers for Valentine’s Day?
Merit: He’d probably rather have political gratuities and sealed alliances with other Sups in Chicago, but that’s out of my wheelhouse. So let’s go with fine champagne.
DFT: What was the most inappropriate gift you have ever received for Valentine’ Day? Who gave it to you?
Merit: A box of conversation hearts with another girl’s name scratched off the box. Granted, I was in seventh grade, so that stung less than it could have.
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?
Available February 5, 2013 from NAL Penguin
About this Book:
In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps.
At the tender age of 27, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal —tested like never before.
It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.
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