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Drei Bisse Frei (Chicagoland Vampires #4)

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Der Bürgermeister von Chicago ruft die Vampirin Merit und ihren Schöpfer Ethan zu sich. Nach einem Vampirangriff werden in der Stadt drei Frauen vermisst. Der Bürgermeister droht ihnen mit Konsequenzen, sollten sie die Situation nicht in den Griff bekommen. Merit will der Sache nachgehen und nimmt Kontakt zu einer Gruppe gefährlicher Vampire auf, die dem Chicagoer Untergru ...more
Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by Egmont LYX Verlag (first published April 12th 2011)
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Kat Kennedy
It's going to be really difficult for me to give this book a rating because equally divergent parts of me both enjoyed and disliked aspects of this book. Thus I figured a nicely rounded three star rating accurately reflects my ambivalence toward this novel.

On the positive side, Hard Bitten is an easy to read and mostly enjoyable book providing that you enjoy the narration of the main character and protagonist, Merit.

Luckily I do enjoy her narration and respect her as a character.

This story, mor
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Jen
Oct 13, 2011 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: neill
WTH. I cannot even describe how I feel right now. Wait, yes I can. Betrayed. That is how I feel. Betrayed. Depressed. Devastated. Pissed.

Out of simple respect for the author I will refrain from giving this book a 1 star rating until I read Drink Deep. However, I must say that I would have read Drink Deep anyway. I didn't need some big, horrible shocker to keep on with this series. I will not read the series past Drink Deep though, if it is not resolved in a way that I like.

Sorry, not really, bu
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Mrs. Badass

Spoiler Free, I think.

ADDED:
I am an admittedly emotional reviewer, and this book really pissed me off. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, and I have no ill will towards the author, Ms. Neill. I mostly enjoy these novels, but I cannot get behind cliffhangers. I know that if you read this review Ms. Neill, that you will take this personally, because you are human, and you are the creator of this universe in Merit Land, but I ask you to put aside your personal feelings, and know that I don't know you
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"That's All" Ash
Sep 06, 2013 "That's All" Ash rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*** Take Shelter. This Review Contains Spoiler-Bombs.***

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For the record:

I was loving this series.
Loving it.

I had my cupcakes in one hand and vodka in the other; and I was friggin’ ready to hop on the “Chloe Neill” train, okay?

(Ash Pre-Book #4)
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And all the while I’m reading this series, I kept get warnings like, “Hey. Watch out for Book #4; it’s gonna kill you a little.”

And I would read and hear these warnings and then I’d do that thing where you kind of snort and you kind of laugh and your gra
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ൠSinful
OMG.

Speechless.

Breathless.

OMG.

This changes everything. Holy cow.
Go. Preorder this now. Plan to stay up late. Have alcohol near by. scratch that. Alcohol will make you fall asleep.... CHOCOLATE! That's it. You MUST have LOADS of chocolate. The book should come with a bar strapped to it. (and an oxygen tank.. I could really use an oxygen tank right about now)

I can't post my official review until it hits the review site first.. so I'll add it in May. After y'all read it and it's too late. Suffic
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The Flooze
I declare Chloe Neill to be a ballsy bitch. I’m thinking loophole because of one detail in the final pages, but that’s all I’ll discuss about the ending.

I had some problems with the third installment. I’m pleased to say they didn't crop up again in Hard Bitten. Merit’s snark was back up to par, Ethan garnered the right amount of sympathy, and Mallory was a friend rather than an irritation. Recapping was kept to a minimum, with Neill dishing out just enough to jar my memory. The pacing was smooth
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Catherine
If you haven’t read any of the previous books I strongly recommend that you do not jump into the series here. A large draw for the series is Ethan and Merit and their connection. Their attraction grows with each book and it’s best to read them in order and watch the tension build. Plus, you’ll probably be lost about the current situation with the humans if you haven’t at least read the last book.

Starting this book, I was pretty nervous. The last book, Twice Bitten, took me high and then it drop
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Flannery
Holy curveball, Batman! As I was nearing the end of this book, I kept thinking, “Oh, I totally know what the crazy jawdropper at the end of this book is going to be. Come on people, duhhh” as I paged through the windup. NOPE, it turns out this book just wiped that smug look off my face. I will put spoilers in this review where spoilers are due but LISTEN UP, COMPULSIVE SPOILER CLICKERS!! If you click on the spoilers and intend to read this book, you might as well get a Flannery-shaped voodoo dol ...more
Naomi
Feb 22, 2016 Naomi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was another terrific instalment of the Chicagoland Vampires - apart from the dramatic ending which really caught me by surprise :D Even though the plots are really quite slow moving, I still enjoy Merit and her thoughts and the way she fumbles through her life. I will be very interested to see how the next book pans out especially after this ending. So, it's 5 stars from me for now and time shall tell :-)
Mariya
Oh, Chloe Neill, you might as well have just staked me. Hard Bitten will leave you speechless, breathless and possibly leave you full of many many emotions. I loved it and hated it at the same time. And you will get my meaning when you flip to the last page of this book.

You guys have no idea how much I want to explode right now, explode all the secrets of this book, but I won't. I pray that the next week goes by fast so I can finally discuss with all my buddies, but this book was a roller coast
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Juliana Philippa
4.5 stars

Post Script, written October 2011 (don't read unless you've read #5): (view spoiler)

Okay, so it was fantastic!!! So great. I loved Ethan in it (as always) and I finally loved (well ... liked a lot) Merit as well. The other characters were great as always and the subplot was really well-done.

The best of the series so far, IMO, though this is a series that you hav
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Limonessa
Gosh, am I pissed at this book. Angry. Could I go back and choose I wouldn't even read it now. I would wait and pick it up together with Drink Deep in November.

Neill, you cannot possibly bore me for almost 200 pages and then drop the bomb 10 pages from the back cover. I feel betrayed and irritated because this screams very much like a mean marketing strategy. This isn't even a cliffhanger. This is what cliffhangers hang on. Do I make sense? Probably not.
You know, of the people who read this on
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Bonnie
Nov 14, 2015 Bonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say in my review but I simply couldn't find the words necessary that wouldn't also give the book away. So in the end I decided that I was going to sum it up with this:



Sophia (FV)
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Mandi Schreiner
Apr 28, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uf
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Natasha
Feb 26, 2011 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An emotional masterpiece!
First of, if your new to this series, it isn't a stand alone series. so id recommend/suggest you start on book on. Next off, as series go, this is on my top 5 favorites list. Each book was an utter delight but this book just blew me away.

In past reviews, I raved on my love for Ethan Sullivan, the master of the Cadogan house, bu until this novel, we weren't giving him the respect he deserved. As a character, he grew personality and emotionally wise. As a male character,
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Susie
May 03, 2011 Susie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Now that I've had a good night's rest, some time to digest, read other people's thoughts, and the author's few statements, here is where I'm at...

Action = I'll read Drink Deep and decide whether I'll continue with the series or abandon it and pretend that the last 2 books didn't happen (ends for me at Twice Bitten).

Rant #2 = I'm a bit annoyed at some reviews where they call this move bold, gutsy and/or an action other authors would never risk. Really? What books have they been reading? (view sp
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Jilly
Oh no, you didn't, Book!!
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I have to start by saying that if an author decides to try to get me to break one of my life-rules: "Don't cry like a little bitch," I get angry. So, if the book makes me sad, I get sad and angry. We actually use the word "Sangry" in my house because I have boys. Boys get sangry too. We don't cry like little bitches, we get angry at the idea that someone is trying to make us sad. Then, as is my family's tradition, we then make fun of whatever it is unmercifully until we
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
*4.5 stars*

…he stroked my jawline with his thumb. “You can run. You can keep running to the ends of the earth. But I won’t be far behind you.”

Oh. My. God. Really?? Reeeeaallyyy?? Ugh, that was a low blow. It’s not that I didn’t think this would inevitably happen in one of these books, it’s more that I didn’t expect it to happen so early. It was epic, amazing….unexpected. It was everything I’ve wanted from my latest obsession (cough, Ethan, cough), but everything that could bring my world crash
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I am not totally into this series yet....and book #4 has still not changed that.

I have this love/hate relationship with Merit and even Ethan.

She's like fighting all the Cadogan vampires battles and gets no credit for it!!!! When is she going to get the credit for what she does???

And then there's this whole hot/cold thing between Merit & Ethan...I love you, I love you not. I want you, I want you not!!!! It's so weird!!!

To be honest....I am not crazy about Merit's friend, Mallory - when the t
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Lady Allison
I finally read it.

But I don't think I can review it. I love Merit & Ethan. It's still too painful.

This is me:

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I am SO glad I waited until more books were released so I didn't have to torture myself with that ending. Now to read how she intends to fix this mess...
valee
Nov 16, 2011 valee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I really disliked the ending. Not the whole book, but the ending killed all my fascination with the series. I would've rated it higher but I just can't with an ending like this one. The book was great but when something as big as this happens right at the end it changes everything. These are the reasons for why I am completely against this book:

(view spoiler)
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Samantha
I was ready to come on here and say how boring I thought this book was, and then it had to end the way it did, and I don't even know what to say to that. From seeing the summary's of the other books I know something happens to change what happened, but that didn't make it any less hard to read. I guess I can be thankful I seen those or I would've been really freaking pissed with the series and the author. I still can't believe that happened.
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full review to come maybe
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Ok, seriously, DO NOT READ THE SPOILER BELOW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK. It will seriously ruin it for you. Don't be tempted, thinking that it won't matter and you'll still read the book. Because, it is a huge spoiler.

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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

Chicago is in a bit of an uproar against vampires, who are being accused of murdering humans at raves. Ethan has a warrant for his arrest out from the CPD. Cadogan House is still under repairs. Humans are protesting outside the House.

Merit is now forced to investigate these human murders to clear Ethan's name, using Jonah as an ally, they try to infiltrate the raves to gather information, and stumble upon a drug that is making vampires crazy and brings o
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Hal-le-freakin-lujah. I finally finished this book after how many months?

First attempt : March 2012

Second attempt : August 2012


Can you really blame me when I had this book's ending spoiled for me way back when it was first released? I ended up reading Hard Bitten in 3 separate parts because my motivation was stolen, given the fact that I knew what was up ahead.

Since then I've had books 5 and 6 spoiled for me, so I really should either quit reading this series, or get caught up so I can read the
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AH
May 31, 2011 AH rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm in shock...

Ms. Neill, that was truly diabolical of you. You know what I’m talking about. There I was innocently reading one of my favorite series thinking about how happy I’d be if only – then – BAM! You pull the rug right from under me!

I screamed. I was upset. My status update said simply “NOOOOOO!!!!” I almost threw the book across the room. I didn’t because I am anal about keeping my books in pristine condition.

Wow. That was awfully brave of you.

I must say that you are a very smart writ
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Wendy Darling
HOLY CRAP.

I don't think I can write a coherent review. You have punched me in the face, Chloe Neill. Now you'd better put some ice on it.

There was a tiny part of me that thought some things that happened were out of character throughout the book, but...I so did not see this coming. What the heck happens now...?
AJ
Jul 11, 2015 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K JUST HAPPENED????

Seriously. WTF?

4.5 bewildered and desperate stars


I just finished this book in a state of severe disbelief at the goings on, and I’m still sitting here wondering if what happened actually happened. Holy shit! Ummm, ok. Let’s try and get the thoughts together.

Book 4 in the Chicagoland Vampires series takes us back to Cadogan House where Merit the vampire continues her duties as House Sentinel. She is truly badass, with a smart mouth and some wicked moves, and
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Aimee
Apr 21, 2011 Aimee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I'm having a hard time with my review of Hard Bitten. I had notes about what I wanted to point out but when I got to the last few chapters, it's all I can think about. Not sure if that is the way it was supposed to be, but that is the way it is, at least with me. I'm not completely sure what Chloe Neill has in store for the next one, but it seems she's left a window open for hope. The only thing that sucks completely is, I can't tell you guys. I can't talk about it for at least another two weeks ...more
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Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels, the Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, 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--h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Chicagoland Vampires (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)
  • Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2)
  • Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3)
  • Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5)
  • Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)
  • House Rules (Chicagoland Vampires, #7)
  • Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8)
  • Wild Things (Chicagoland Vampires, #9)
  • Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10)
  • Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires, #11)

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“You can run. You can keep running to the ends of the earth. But I won’t be far behind you.”

“Ethan—”

“No. I will never be far behind you.” He tipped up my chin so that I could do nothing else but look back into his eyes. “Do the things you need to do. Learn to be a vampire, to be a warrior, to be the soldier you are capable of being. But consider the possibility that I made a mistake I regret—and that I’ll continue to regret that mistake and try to convince you to give me another chance until the earth stops turning.”
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