Seven years ago, the Veil that separates us 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.We are honored to be a stop on Chloe Neill's blog tour for the debut novel in her new Devil's Isle series. We thoroughly enjoyed the book (you can check out our review here) and cannot wait for you to read it, too! With a deep love for all thing New Orleans we had just one question for Chloe:
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.
As more and more Sensitives fall prey to their magic, and unleash their hunger on the city, Claire and Liam must work together to save New Orleans, or else the city will burn…
|Okay, that's not the only question!|
Could you tell us about your inspiration for this series--both the setting and the mythology? What prompted you to want to destroy New Orleans, and set your new series there?Now the fun part, Saucy Readers!
I'm originally from Arkansas, so I grew up in the south, went to school and college in the south, and vacationed there. I didn't visit New Orleans for the first time until I was in my twenties, but fell in love with it. The French antiques, the syrupy heat, the music, the food, the people, the attitude. Magic permeates the place.
Like Chicago, New Orleans has a very strong sense of place, of who it is as a city, of who its people are as a people. Both cities have their issues, undeniably. But like Chicago, New Orleans has the culture enough to stand on its own as a character. And, mostly, I was really excited to learn more about it. To research the origins of voodoo, the importance of Yakamein, groups like the Baby Dolls and Mardi Gras Indians. I know I'm only on the cusp of learning who the city really is.
And did you HAVE to destroy St. Louis Cathedral? My heart actually hurt a little imagining it.
I didn't destroy it. The Paras did. ;)
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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
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