Chloe Neill: Merit’s Top 5 Late Night Snack Picks (& Giveaway)


Midnight Marked by Chloe Neill // VBCIf you’ve read any of Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires books—starting with Some Girls Bite—you know Cadogan House’s Sentinel and series heroine loves a stellar snack. She could walk you around Chicago and spot all the hidden gems.

As a matter of fact, we snagged a transcript of her and Mallory talking about Merit’s favorite late-night snacks. (Okay, so Chloe Neill sent it our way.) It’s how we celebrate today’s release of the twelfth Chicagoland book Midnight Marked (order your copy). Our review of Midnight Marked post later this week, but hint: loved it. Read to the end for a giveaway, too.

Merit’s Top Five Late Night Snack Picks
(A Treatise by Merit and Mallory)

Mallory: Ladies and gentleman, welcome to a very special episode of Blossom–
Merit:  No, Chicagoland Vampires.
Mallory:  That’s what I meant.  In which our favorite Sentinel discusses her favorite late night snack picks.  Although
technically, since you’re awake during “late night”, wouldn’t that just be lunch?
Merit: Technically, yes. But I enjoy a good snack at all hours.
Mallory:  Then let’s get down to business! Coming in at Number Five is . . . Pretend I’m doing a drumroll.
Merit: Handfuls of chocolate!
Mallory: That’s not very specific.
Merit: Did it need to be? It’s chocolate.
Mallory: Type? Milk or dark? Crunchy stuff in it?
Merit: Yes. All of the above. Buckets of it, at my disposal.
Mallory: Alrighty then.  Our Sentinel enjoys chocolate in all of its varieties, and does not discriminate.  And number four?
Merit: Pizza.
Mallory: Cream cheese and double bacon, bitches.
Merit:  That’s a favorite, but when I’m hungry, I also do not discriminate on pizza. Preferably with a salted or cured meat.
Mallory: You’re a good and honorable person. What’s at number three?
Merit:  Fries. Handcuts, perfectly cooked, little bit salty. They are a perfect late-night snack.
Mallory:  We talking smothered and covered or straight fries?
Merit: Just fries. I want them delicious enough to stand on their own.  Although a little ketchup or a cold beer wouldn’t be amiss.

Did someone say donuts?

Did someone say donuts?

Mallory: No argument there.  And the runner-up, coming in at number two?
Merit:  Donuts, preferably from Dirigible.
Mallory: They’re opening a store in Wicker Park.
Merit: No kidding?
Mallory: Zero kidding.  Any particular donut, or do you just want to graze the cases?
Merit:  Glazed twist.
Mallory: Interesting. I’d have figured you for a chocolate-filled long john girl.
Merit: Is that a metaphor?
Mallory: Kind of. Moving on. Merit, Sentinel of Cadogan House, what is your number one late night snack pick?
Merit:  The thing we love, and the thing we hate.  Salt and vinegar potato chips.
Mallory: *Punching a fist into the air* Yes. Horrible and gross and completely awesome.
Merit: Pretty much.  *Pausing*  Want to go get some?
Mallory: You know, I would very much enjoy hate-munching some S-and-Vs right now. Thank you for listening and reading, and we shall now dispense with listing and get our food on.
Merit: Goodbye, everyone!


One lucky VBC reader will win some super sweet Chicagoland Vampires swag including:

  • Cadogan House mini-pennant
  • Cadogan House tote bag
  • Swag, including bookmarks, a pen, and a Cadogan House keychain

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter the Midnight Marked Grand Prize Giveaway, which runs February 11 through March 4 on Chloe’s web site.

What is the Grand Prize Giveaway prize?

Midnight Marked Blog Tour

42 Responses to “Chloe Neill: Merit’s Top 5 Late Night Snack Picks (& Giveaway)”

  1. April says:

    Thanks for the fun convo with Mal & Mer. Cute and funny.

  2. Amy M says:

    I’m right there with Merit on the Salt and Vinegar potato chips!

  3. Anne says:

    When I was younger, chocolate, but pizza, which I get very rarely has more appeal now.

  4. jessie says:


  5. Mariana Ogawa says:

    Merit is right! “Did it need to be? It’s chocolate.”

  6. elaing8 says:

    I agree with Merit and Mallory, Salt & Vinegar chips all the way 🙂

  7. Northwoman says:

    I’d like to try the pizza.
    But what about Mallocakes!?!?!?!?!
    AND seriously, Ethan should be on that list!


  8. Leigh says:

    Fries, best food EVER

  9. Linda says:

    Anyone, or all of them! *om nom nom*
    Although pizza would be on the top of my list =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!

  10. Candice Rehorn says:

    That’s a big no on the S & V’s. But other then that, all of the above. Though like Mallory suggested I am more of a chocolate filled long-john girl. 🙂

  11. Michelle says:

    OMG! It’s just before I need to cook dinner and I went running today and I am starving and they ALL sound soon good right now!!! But if I had to pick….fries, yummy delicious fries!! Must get cooking now before I break my diet and go get some!!!!!! :p

  12. Kristen says:

    Handfuls of chocolate sounds absolutely delightful! 🙂

  13. Laura Lovejoy Brunk says:

    Im totally addicted to glazed doughnuts!

  14. Sheri Jesse says:

    Chocolate (especially Tootsie Rolls) are my go-to snack!

  15. Amy K says:

    Fries! My favorite food 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Texas Book Lover says:

    Love that little convo…chocolate gets my vote!

  17. ML says:

    Love this series – Merit is awesome! Pizza gets my vote!

  18. Rhonda says:

    Absolutely love this series. I totally agree with the chocolate. …and the salt & vina get chips

  19. Janet Rodman says:

    I would share my fries with Merit. Can we have donuts for dessert?

  20. Corrina says:

    Fries, definitely fries.

  21. BookLady says:


  22. nihcki says:

    Fries, salty ones, definitely are a favorite snack. And chocolate. Maybe salty chocolate…

  23. Shannon says:

    I have to admit that Merit has an awesome pallette when it comes to food. I can definitely get behind buckets of chocolate anything. 🙂
    However, I cannot abide by salt and vinegar chips. Blech.

  24. Cara says:

    I have just started this series and love it!! Pizza.

  25. Liz S says:

    I like all Merit’s favorites but chocolate is always number one choice. Great series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Brittany says:

    I can’t decide between chick at and pizza.

  27. Sharyonda says:

    Salt and Vinegar chips either Lays or Kettle brands are the best.

  28. Mary Preston says:

    I could go some pizza.

  29. miki says:

    milk chocolate!

  30. Nicole Newman says:

    I love choclate! Dark chocolate is my favorite but I will eat milk chocolate and enjoy it almost as much.

  31. Marianne W says:


  32. Artemis Giote says:


    Thank you for the chance.

  33. Long-john! It doesn’t need chocolate. Being coated with dark chocolate would be a nice addition although that would be like “gilding the lily”. And I do mean that in the metaphorical sense!

  34. Nell says:

    Any of her snack! Pizza, chocolate are faves.

  35. Lingeorge says:

    I love pizza. However, living in California I am more of a rising crust than a deep dish. 5 meat is my call. Also, of course, chocolate.

  36. Sarah says:


    (but i also like salt and vinegar chips very much)

  37. Nancy L. says:

    PIZZA, hands down! You can’t even get tired of it cause you can have as many different kinds of it!
    Maybe a break here and there, but I always come back to it.

  38. Megan Cheng says:

    My all time favorite has got to be sea salt & vinegar chips, all the way!

  39. Aliyah says:

    Doooonuts! Yummy.

  40. bn100 says:


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