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Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1)

Kitty and the Midnight Hour

(Kitty Norville #1)

Written by: Carrie Vaughn
Pages: 259

Kitty Norville is a midnight-shift DJ for a Denver radio station – and a werewolf in the closet. Her new late-night advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged 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?

From the Publisher (Warner Books)

I picked up the stack of Kitty books about a year ago from my Mum because they sounded interesting. Finally deciding to give them a whirl, I’m really glad!

Vaughn starts Kitty’s story not precisely at the “beginning”, but close enough.  A few years back, Kitty found herself wolfed after an epically BAD night. She soldiered on with her life and is now a DJ in Denver. I happen to like Denver and not enough is set there.

Somehow she stumbled into running a call in radio show that I would actually tune in for.  This isn’t Dr Laura or that chick who plays crappy love songs while you blather on about whatever love woes are mucking up your life. She’s a witty and sometimes snarky host taking calls from the paranormal listeners. She relies on her werewolf nature and experiences while fielding calls.

What can I say? I like it.

I also like the fact that she’s most definitely not Alpha of the pack. She mostly just wants to blend. Good luck blending when you live in Denver as a werewolf and hosting a show about the paranormal. Yet that’s what she wants. She hides from the spotlight, doesn’t want to challenge her abusive alpha, and is happy just doing her thing.

Until her Alpha, his mate, and the local vampire head-honcho mess with her. In the name of Cormac, a studly bounty hunter with a silver bullet bearing her name.  Then let the fur and claws fly.

You know the story is a winner when you find out that the main character is a werewolf named Kitty. Happily, I found the book to contain the same wit and charm throughout all the pages.

Do I even need to tell you that I snatched the second in the series just as soon as I finished “Kitty and the Midnight Hour?” Well I did, which says something since I read this in one sitting.

Some books are just that good.

–Lady O

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