We Love Chloe Neill’s The Veil! Excerpt & Giveaway


The Veil by Chloe Neill // VBC We’ve been fans of Chloe Neill’s books since the start of Vampire Book Club more than six years ago. Back then we fell for Merit and the Chicagoland Vampires series.

With the release of The Veil today, we get to fall for a whole new world with plenty of New Orleans charm and another heroine we want to be friends with. Her name is Claire and she’s the main character of The Veil, the first in Neill’s new Devil’s Isle series.

Our review of the book will be coming soon, but we wanted you to get a taste of the book today. We have an exclusive excerpt from The Veil just for VBC readers, and below that you’ll find a giveaway of a bunch of sweet The Veil and Chicagoland Vampires swag.


“You’ve got a smart mouth, cher.”

Definitely Cajun. “That’s what I hear.”

Cold sweat began to slide down my back as my gaze snapped between the front door—the figures moving outside—and the back. He was bigger than I was, but I had magic, and enough time might have passed that I could use it again without hurting myself.

He must have guessed my plan. “Don’t even think about it,” he said, lifting his shirt enough to show muscled abs and the gun belted at his waist. It was the same model carried by Containment agents, and I hoped I hadn’t made a huge mistake.

“I don’t want to use this,” he said, “but I will if you try to use magic against me.”

He cast a glance behind me at the store windows, at the bobbing flashlights that signaled Containment’s arrival.

“Damn it,” I said, panic rising, but I pushed it down. I’d been in trickier situations before, and probably would be again. As much as I hated to admit that my father had been right, that it was better not to get involved, the evidence was piling up. “This is your fault. I’m going.”

The man stepped in front of me, his big body completely blocking mine “It’s too late. They’re outside, and they’ll have seen us in here. This is the only store in this part of the quarter, and we’re probably the only sober people in a three-block radius. They’ll want to talk to you, see if you saw anything.”

“They got me on camera,” I said, pleading with him to understand. “If I don’t leave, I’m screwed.”

I’m Isle-bound/and there I’ll stay/wear the devil’s crown/till the end of days. That was how the song went. And if I wasn’t careful, it would become autobiographical.

His eyebrows lifted, concern obvious on his face. Even he knew how bad the situation was. “You’re sure?”

“I know how to recognize an activated Containment camera.”

He considered for a moment, shook his head. “Containment agents are dispatched based on the detection of magic—the triggering of the sensor. These agents will probably have been rerouted from the party, so they won’t have reviewed the tape yet. If you run now, they’ll think you’re guilty of something, and they’ll stop you. And if they stop you, they’ll check the film.”

Hope shone like a distant star, then faded. “Then I have to get to the video.”

And how was I going to do that? Gunnar, I thought queasily. I’d have to ask Gunnar to do it, to get into Containment’s video system and delete the evidence.

“We’ll deal with the video. But right now you need to calm down and do what I say.”

I lifted my eyebrows. “Do what you say? I don’t even know you.”

“And you don’t have a reason to trust me,” he admitted. “But the other choice is worse.”

Pick up The Veil at The Book Depository or Amazon today.


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41 Responses to “We Love Chloe Neill’s The Veil! Excerpt & Giveaway”

  1. susan emans says:

    The excerpt made me even more excited to read The Veil! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Katie says:

    Looks good….hope I win!!!

  3. Kelsey C. says:

    So excited for the new series between this book and Magic Shifts I need today to be a national reading holiday.

  4. Amy says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first heard of it.

  5. Courtney says:

    The new series looks really intriguing!

  6. Manda says:

    Can’t wait to read The Veil! Love Chloe’s books!

  7. Kara says:

    yes – I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for several months!

  8. Sarah says:

    Aaaaaaah oh my gosh!!! I LOVE Chloe Neill!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Did I mention I’m so excited?!?!?!?!?!?! She’s my fave author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Krsita says:

    I can’t wait to try her new series!

  11. Victoria says:

    This new series is looking really good!

  12. Mary Wynn says:

    I’m pretty excited! It was just delivered to my Kindle so I can start reading as soon as this looooong workday is over! 😉

  13. snapdragon says:

    This sounds like a nice change of pace. New Orleans is always a fun book destination.

  14. Liz H says:

    Can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway

  15. Susan says:

    Love Chloe Neill! Will start this book once I’ve finished reading Dragonbane.

  16. Pam Blome says:

    What fun! Excited about this new series!

  17. BookLady says:

    Since I love Chloe’s Chicagoland Vampire series, I am really excited about The Veil. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

  18. ML says:

    So excited for The Veil! I just found Chloe Neill this year and I’ve been devouring the Chicagoland Vampires. Excited to read more of her work!

  19. erinf1 says:

    I think this looks and sounds awesome! Congrats to Ms. Neill on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Liz S says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt. Looking forward to reading the whole book!

  21. Havebookwillsurvive/Cara says:

    I am very excited!! Great excerpt and beautiful cover!!!

  22. June M. says:

    This is actually a new to me series. I am going to have to check it out 🙂

  23. Lori A says:

    Finally, the day has come! Congrats on release day.

  24. jessie ferraccio says:

    Can’t wait to read!

  25. Marianne W says:

    Cannot wait to read this one! Chloe Neill is one of my auto-buy authors!! I’ve had this on pre-order since it was available.

  26. Dani says:

    Can’t wait! 😀

  27. Sarah says:

    Just started the book!

  28. Leah says:

    Between this and the other excerpts I’ve read, this sounds like a great new series, can’t wait to try it!

  29. Texas Book Lover says:

    Heck Yes! I love Chloe’s CV series so I am really looking forward to this new one!

  30. Robin says:

    Totally excited to read this!

  31. Sarah says:

    A great series — I’ve fallen behind! Definitely looking forward to the release!

  32. Shannon says:

    Very excited about this new series!!

  33. Annie @ UTC says:

    I’m a big Chloe Neill fan! Can’t wait to read more!

  34. Nancy L.R. says:

    I am so, SO excited!
    I love Chloe’s Chicagoland Vampires series so I am all over this one! I’ve heard great things and I’m excited to meet Claire & Liam!

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  35. Ammie says:

    I am pretty excited, but I wonder when I’ll get to read this book!

  36. Natalia says:

    I’m excited to read new characters from Chloe Neill and see their development and story progression.

  37. SHELLEY S says:


  38. Cheryl McCullough says:

    Reasy to start! Can’t lose with anything NY Chloe Neill

  39. Becky R. says:

    I’m a huge fan of Chloe’s Chicagoland Vampires series. So if The Veil is anywhere near as good as the CV series…I’m game!

  40. Anaelle says:

    Hope to read it one day in French 😉

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