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1.13.2010

Spotlight: Kitty Norville Series

Urban Fantasy is a genre that is dominated by strong female protagonists. It's the genre where women really get to be the heroes of the story. It's totally acceptable for a girl to be as tough as the guys if not tougher. Even better, they can be sexy AND be a bad ass.

I think that is a major reason this genre is my favorite and I am always chomping at the bit when I find out about a new series coming out that focuses on a woman's adventures with the supernatural. Growing up in a family with strong, opinionated and very independant women I relate better to women who are their own hero. Nothing wrong with having a guy step in and sweep her off her feet but she has to be able to take care of herself.

And Kitty Norville is a perfect example of this kind of woman. She starts off being pretty wimpy, getting pushed around by her pack's alphas. But as her story progresses she turns out to be stronger than she thought. In her world the guys are equals, not above or below her and in this genre that is a really hard balance to pull off. If you like this kind of dynamic check the series out! (www.carrievaughn.com)
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Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville #1) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 332 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446616419
Description: VAMPIRES. WEREWOLVES. TALK RADIO. Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station—and a werewolf in the closet. Sick of lame song requests, she accidentally starts "The Midnight Hour," a late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. After desperate vampires, werewolves, and witches across the country begin calling in to share their woes, her new show is a raging success. But it’s Kitty who can use some help. With one sexy werewolf-hunter and a few homicidal undead on her tail, Kitty may have bitten off more than she can chew…

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Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville #2) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 360 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446616427
Celebrity werewolf and late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen. So when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an ├╝ber-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.

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Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville #3) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 336 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446618748
After getting caught turning wolf on national television, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead. When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O'Farrell, Kitty's lawyer, slung over his shoulder, and a wolf-like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin, Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive...

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Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville #4) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 352 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446618756
Kitty's radio show is as popular as ever and she has a boyfriend who actually seems to understand her. Can she finally settle down to a normal life? Not if this is just the calm before the storm. When her mother falls ill, Kitty rushes back to Denver--and right back to the abusive pack of werewolves she escaped a year ago. To make matters worse, a war is brewing between the city's two oldest vampires, threatening the whole supernatural community. Though she wants to stay neutral, Kitty is again drawn into a world of politics and violence. To protect her family, her lover, and herself, she'll have to choose sides. And maybe become what she hates--a killer.

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Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville #5) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 320 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446199532
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.

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Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville #6) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 336 pages, $6.99)
ISBN# 0446199540
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.


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Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville #7) by Carrie Vaughn
Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Mass Market Paperback (GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING, 304 pages, $7.99)
ISBN# 0446199559
REALITY BITES Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. She's expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life.
The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot. Then the cameras stop rolling, cast members start dying, and Kitty realizes she and her monster housemates are ironically the ultimate prize in a very different game. Stranded with no power, no phones, and no way to know who can be trusted, she must find a way to defeat the evil closing in . . . before it kills them all.

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