Saturday, October 22, 2016

Week 43 Reviews: The Book of Daniel, A Princess of Spain, Conquistador de la Noche, The Beaux Wilde, Unternehmen Werwolf, The Temptation of Robin Green, Looking After Family, Wild Ride, God's Creatures, Winnowing the Herd, Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Kitty and the Most Pit of the Damned, Kitty's Zombie New Year, Kitty Goes to Washington, Life is the Teacher, It Est Ne, Kitty Takes a Holiday, Kitty Meets the Band, Kitty and the Silver Bullet, You're on the Air, Kitty Learns the Ropes, The Arcane Art of Misdirection, Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand, Kitty Raises Hell, Long Time Waiting, It's Still the Same Old Story, Sealskin













From Goodreads:
Kitty's Greatest Hits: the first-ever story collection from New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn, including two all-new works!

Kitty Norville, star of a New York Times bestselling series, is everybody's favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the course of eight books she's fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and some serious black magic. She's done it all with a sharp wit and the help of a memorable cast of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-not-good-then-neutral vampires by her side. Kitty's Greatest Hits not only gives readers some of Kitty's further adventures, it offers longtime fans a window into the origins of some of their favorite characters.

In "Conquistador de la Noche," we learn the origin story of Denver's Master vampire, Rick; with "Wild Ride," we find out how Kitty's friend T.J. became a werewolf; and in "Life is the Teacher," we revisit Emma, the human-turned-unwilling-vampire who serves the aloof vampire Master of Washington, D.C.

This entertaining collection includes two brand-new works: "You're On the Air," about one of Kitty's callers after he hangs up the phone; and the eagerly awaited "Long Time Waiting," the novella that finally reveals just what happened to Cormac in prison, something every Kitty fan wants to know. 

From Goodreads:
The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we've come to love Halloween - the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the "other side" is closest, and everyone can become anyone (or anything) they wish... and sometimes what they don't. Introducing nineteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrate the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays.

From Goodreads:
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 Goodreads:
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. 

From Goodreads:
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... 

From Goodreads:
Kitty interviews a band who claims their bass guitar player is possessed by a demon.

From Goodreads:
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. 

From Goodreads:
Carrie Vaughn's popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it's fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. 

From Goodreads:
Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…

In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And they're not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if you're the unlucky soul who falls victim to a conjurer's curse? And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it?


In this bewitching collection, nine of today's hottest paranormal authors tell all-new, otherworldly tales.  Spellbinding stories featuring bigfoot, albino vampires, professional wizards, resurrected boyfriends and even a sex droid from the twenty-third century named Silicon Lily. But as our conjurers are about to discover, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hexed. And sometimes, even the best spun spells can lead to complete and utter mayhem. 

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. 

From Goodreads:
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. 

From Goodreads:
In this collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear . . .

From Goodreads:
High fantasy action and adventure in a military vein by top authors including Jonathan Maberry, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Moon, Tanya Huff, Glen Cook, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, and Linda Nagata.

From Tolkien's Battle of Helm's Deep to George R.R. Martin's Blackwater to Elizabeth Moon's Civil War of Fintha, it is in the battles of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and unmade. Here are stories on the military side of high fantasy, featuring beautifully crafted worlds filled with magic and mayhem delivered by a range of top authors.

My Review:
I just loved reading these books! I hadn't planned on it, and then it took a good part of the week to read them, but I'm so glad that I did! I just devoured these books! I read 6 full length novels, and countless short stories, in 3 days. Yeah.

Watching Kitty grow in these book was just fantastic! She was the weakest of the pack in the first book, but her radio show gave her confidence, something for her to fight for! And by Kitty Raises Hell, she was the strongest of the pack!

I loved this world! Starting with a small but obscure government research place confirming the existence of the supernatural, to Kitty coming out as a werewolf, and then others coming out, yeah, that was fantastic! I'm interested to see how the laws and things are going to work, because in Kitty Takes a Vacation, we know that crimes involving supernaturals need different laws!

The short stories were so fantastic! They gave us looks into characters that we might not otherwise know much about! Like Unternehmen Werwolf told the story of the Nazi Werewolf from Kitty Goes to Washington. And Conquistador de la Noche tells the story of how Rick became a vampire! Loved them!

I loved her show! If I could listen to it, I would! She's smart and she runs her mouth, but she thinks about the important stuff, and she had interesting topics to discuss! And that she could use those to help her in the various situations that she found herself in, yeah, that was great!

These books were just so fantastic, and I can't wait to read the rest of this series!

Author: Carrie Vaughn
Series: Kitty Norville #0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7. 0.8, 0.9, 1, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5, 6, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6
Read: October 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 15th, 16th, 16th, 16th, 16th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 17th, 2016
Source: Ebook.bike
Reason Why: The series sounded fantastic! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Publisher: Tor Books, Prime Books, Grand Central Publishing, Gallery Books, St. Martin's Griffin, Ace Books, Baen Books
Published: August 26th 2014, September 11th 2013, November 1st 2005, July 1st 2006, April 1st 2007, January 1st 2007, January 1st 2008, May 9th 2010, June 5th 2012, January 1st 2009, March 1st 2009, October 1st 2011, March 3rd 2015

The Book of Daniel:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









A Princess of Spain:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Conquistador de la Noche:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars










The Beaux Wilde:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Unternehmen Werwolf:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Temptation of Robin Green:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Looking After Family:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Wild Ride:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









God's Creatures:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Winnowing the Herd:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty and the Midnight Hour:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty and the Most Pit of the Damned:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty's Zombie New Year:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty Goes to Washington:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Life is the Teacher:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









It Est Ne:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty Takes a Holiday:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty Meets the Band:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty and the Silver Bullet:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









You're on the Air:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty Learns the Ropes:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









The Arcane Art of Misdirection:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Kitty Raises Hell:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Long Time Waiting:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









It's Still the Same Old Story:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Sealskin:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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