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Monday, March 30, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn

Title: Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6)
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Pages: 336
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.

Extended Review:
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.

From Amazon:
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.

First Paragraph:
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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Giveaway Details: (for more detail, visit here)
Comment on this review and you will be entered to win a copy of the book - you CAN leave a comment on all six reviews (one posted each day through March 30th) to earn an entry for each of the books. Please make sure I have a way to contact you in the event that you win!! The GRAND PRIZE winner will be drawn from among the entries on all six reviews!! This giveaway is part of a Hachette Book Group (thank you Hachette!!), and to participate, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada, no PO Boxes.


Darlene said...

This book sounds inviting and fun. I can't wait to start this series! Would love to win one. Thanks

Stacy H said...

This series sounds like a lot of fun. I haven't read any urban fantasy/vampire/werewolf books yet, but would love to try them out. A friend told me about this series a while back. I'd love to be entered.

Stacy h 204 at hotmail.com

bermudaonion said...

Since I've entered the rest, please enter me in this one too. Thanks!

kalea_kane said...

Oh Wendi, please enter me in this one too! I would love to get in on this series!




Anonymous said...

This one sounds really good too. Please enter me for this one as well. Thanks!


flip said...

I have already ordered this book. I love this series. It is fresh and fun. Glad to see Cormac out of jail.

CherylS22 said...

Please count me in - Thanks!


Unknown said...

I'm crossing my fingers.


Krab said...

Sounds as good as the others,


ibeeeg said...

Please enter me in this one as well.

I look forward to starting this series either with my own book or a library copy.
Thanks for you reviews.


Becca said...

Please enter me! I would love to read this series. Thanks

LissaL said...

I can't wait to investigate this series!I have a feeling that reading it will be a great adventure.I enjoyed and appreciated all of your reviews Wendi. Good luck to all that entered!

demmi said...

the books sounds like a fun read and I love vampires con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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