Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blog Tour for Kitty Norville Series


Published on: Mar 01, 2009

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.


Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Book 5)
Published on: Feb 01, 2009

Honeymoon in Vegas?
Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.

Published on: Jan 01, 2008

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Author Bio

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.

Carrie is the bestselling author of a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty, as well as numerous short stories in various anthologies and magazines. She's also a contributor to the Wild Cards series edited by George R. R. Martin and is always working on something new.

Carrie Vaughn's website -
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My Turn

In case you couldn't tell, this was my first blog tour. I wasn't sure what to do or what to expect, especially with a whole series of books. I decided that I would just try to add elements that would make this intriguing to others (sorry if I failed) because this is really a fun series. Yes, the main character is a werewolf but she is so "normal" too. She has so many of the same issues that the rest of the world does, plus a few others of course.

These are fast, easy reads and they are also clean. Probably not what you were expecting to hear when several characters grow an excessive amount of hair and run on all fours every now and then. Kitty Norville is a very likable character. She has been living her life quietly as a DJ at a Denver radio station. When she picks up the midnight shift she plays the music she loves and she opens the mike for requests. When a random discussion turns to talk of supernatural events it becomes so popular that she makes it a weekly feature. Two months later she is offered a national show and she reaches even more listeners. Kitty is careful to keep her own life private because she lives in that secret supernatural world. She had been attacked and turned a few years before and very few people know, including her family. But danger is lurking and her secrets may be revealed, if she lives that long. And that's only the first book!

Each book has a story that can be read alone but the characters continue throughout the series. I enjoy reading them in order but it's not necessary. Books 5 and 6 were just released in February and March of this year.

Thank you, thank you to Miriam at Hatchette Books for giving me these books and including me in the tour. It was my first one but I hope it won't be my last!

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  1. I had such a great time doing this tour, I played around with Kitty's playlist, tweaked it a bit and put a player up on my blog. (Okay I went for the obvious Spooky Little Girl Like you....but it was still fun!)

  2. Great job!! Congrats on your first tour. Now you are a seasoned pro and Hachette is the best to work with!

  3. I'm not sure I'd say clean - there's some sex.

  4. great job!
    I enjoyed looking through your blog tour for this series. I just LOVE this series!

  5. I would never have known this was your first blog tour. You did a great job!

  6. Excellent job on your first blog tour post! I loved this series, too. Fun, fun, fun...


  7. You did a wonderful job with your first blog tour. I really enjoyed your post & summaries :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog tour post and adding me to your link list - I appreciate it!

  8. Hi, it’s Bobbie Crawford-McCoy from ‘Book Reviews By Bobbie’.
    As a book blogger and book reviewer I have come across many blogs and bloggers who have made a positive impression on me.

    So I am passing on the’ Lets Be Friends Award’ to you:
    Enjoy! :-)

  9. You did a great job. I am just checking in (late) for the tour! Good job.. hope to have you in more tours!

  10. I think you did an amazing job with the tour!


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