Title: Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6)
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 1, 2009)
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Vampire / Werewolf
Edition: Paperback - many thanks to the publisher (Hachette Book Group) for sending me a copy to review
Perfect for : Personal reading, anyone who likes vampire or werewolf stories
In a nutshell: In Kitty Raises Hell, what happened in Vegas DIDN'T stay in Vegas! After surviving a gun convention teaming with were-wolf hunters toting silver bullets, and a near were-wolf sacrifice by the followers of Tiamat, something has followed Kitty and Ben back to Denver and it looks like it is out for revenge - with fire and brimstone! When the thing that followed them back starts attacking members of the pack, Kitty goes to Rick for help, and when a mysterious vampire comes to Denver claiming to be able to get rid of the menace, Rick says NO! Add in a group of paranormal investigators from a national tv show, and you've got an action packed story that promises to take you to new heights in the supernatural realm.
Characters: The main characters are back: Kitty, Ben, Cormac, Rick and Odysseus Grant. We also meet Roman, a vampire trying to get his foot into Denver, and Gary, Jules and Tina, the paranormal investigators from the hit tv show Paradox PI.
Story-Line: The story is really a continuation of book 5, and is full of surprises. In Kitty Raises Hell, Kitty now has a husband, is one of the pack alphas in Denver, her popularity continues to grow, and she is gaining more friends she can approach for help, and she is going to need it! I'm really glad that Carrie Vaughn decided to build on the relationship between Rick and Kitty - they are there to help each other when it really counts, and I hope that continues in future books!
Readability: A fun and easy read.
Overall: I loved this book and highly recommend the series to anyone who is a fan of were-wolves, vampires and the supernatural. I also recommend this series to those who want to give this type of genre a try.
Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.
Kitty and Ben flee The City That Never Sleeps, thinking they were finished with the dangers there, but the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire priestess have laid a curse on Kitty in revenge for her disrupting their rituals. Starting at the next full moon, danger and destruction the form of fire strikes Kitty and the pack of werewolves she's sworn to protect.
She enlists the help of a group of TV paranormal investigators - one of whom has real psychic abilities - to help her get to the bottom of the curse that's been laid on her. Rick, the Master vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies behind the curse, and he and Kitty argue about whether or not to accept the help of a professional demon hunter - and vampire - named Roman, who arrives a little too conveniently in the nick of time.
Unable to rely on Rick, and unwilling to accept Roman's offer of help for a price, Kitty and her band of allies, including Vegas magician Odysseus Grant and Kitty's own radio audience, mount a trap for the supernatural being behind the curse, a destructive force summoned by the vengeful cult, a supernatural being that none of them ever thought to face.
I had to admit, this was pretty cool.
About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies-fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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