A Gollancz Romancz title, a Paperback Original This paranormal supernatural genre is growing by the week 'I relished this book. Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos and vioctory to satisfy any reader' Charlaine Harris, NY TIMES bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series 'Engaging ...funny ...very entertaining' DENVER POST Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series crossed with THE HOWLING 'Vaughn's universe is convincing and imaginative' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Fun, fast-paced adventure for fans of supernatural mysteries' LOCUS 'Debut author Vaughn's clever new take on the supernatural is edgy and irreverent' ROMANTIC TIMES
Carrie Vaughn was an air-force brat. She's worked as a Renaissance Festival counter wench, a theatre usher, an editor, a buyer at an independent bookstore, and as the ever-popular 'administrative assistant'. She has a Masters in English from the University of Colorado. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, in the USA.
Vaughn's entertaining fantasy debut introduces Kitty Norville, a closeted werewolf who hosts a popular Denver radio program called The Midnight Hour. During her show, Kitty takes phone calls from listeners (not all of whom are human) while trying to maintain her secret identity. Unfortunately, the local vampire crime family wants her show canceled and has hired someone to kill her. In fact, it's during the course of Kitty's dramatic on-air conversation with her would-be assassin that she reveals to listeners that she is, indeed, a werewolf. Eventually, local police enlist her to help track down a serial killer who exhibits werewolflike tendencies. While Kitty's occasional neediness, snide tone and attempts at werewolf wit can grate, this remains a surprisingly human tale. Blurbs from Charlaine Harris and L.A. Banks will cue their readers. (Nov..) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kitty Norville has a late-night radio show in Denver. One evening, she takes a call from someone who asks, "Do you believe in vampires?" As it turns out, she does. She even knows a few undead, plus an even larger number of werewolves (in fact, she herself is one). Thus is born Kitty's new hit program, The Midnight Hour, where those who believe in or belong to the paranormal community call in to discuss their problems. It's not long before Kitty faces threats from vampires and werewolves who would rather not have their existence aired publicly. Kitty is a lively, engaging heroine with a strong independent streak and, usually but not always, enough sense to know when to cut her losses. This fast-paced debut novel is the first in what should prove a very popular series. Recommended.-Patricia Altner, Information Seekers, Columbia, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.