Review & Contest: KITTY’S GREATEST HITS by Carrie Vaughn

Take a werewolf named Kitty, make her a late-night radio talk-show host doling out advice for downtrodden and troubled preternaturals, and you have a seriously good urban fantasy series. Of course, I’m talking about Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series—and for fans of the books, and for those who’ve never read them, there’s a new treat coming out next week from Tor Books: Kitty’s Greatest Hits. Want to win a copy? Read on!

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.

This is a lot of fun if you’re already a Kitty fan, and is a good introduction to Vaughn’s clean, clear writing and Kitty’s world if you haven’t tried the series yet. Among the 14 stories here, two are all-new—a short story about what happens to one of Kitty’s radio callers after he hangs up the phone, and “Long Time Waiting,” a novella that finally tells everyone what happened to werewolf hunter Cormac while he was in prison. And because we all want to know more about Cormac, there’s another story about Cormac and Ben going on their first werewolf hunt.
            Many of the other stories appeared in now-defunct publications, so all were new to me. One of my favorites is also “Conquistador de la Noche,” the story of how Denver’s master vampire, Rick, came to be one of the undead.
            For real Kitty fans, there’s a timeline, as well as Vaughn’s notes on where each story fits and how it came to be. And, as usual, there’s a playlist.
Want a copy of Kitty’s Greatest Hits? It’s the usual the drill: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet.
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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

18 thoughts on “Review & Contest: KITTY’S GREATEST HITS by Carrie Vaughn

  1. Suzanne – I am also a big Kitty Norville / Carrie Vaughn fan. Look forward to the short story reads.
    Do not enter me in contest – I have Kitty’s Greatest Hits pre-ordered. Maybe someday we should do Kitty re-reads!

  2. Oh my gosh, I want to read this book so much! I love Carrie’s Kitty series!

    Thanks for the giveaway. =)


  3. I’d love to get started with this series.

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  4. Kitty sounds awesome. I’d love to dive into this series!

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  5. @Roger…A Kitty re-read would be fun. And….I just got a review copy of The Hollows Insider, which is coming out Oct. 27. Haven’t had a chance to look at it yet but can’t wait!

  6. I juat recently picked up a Kittu book. I would live to add to the collection!
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  7. thanks for the review and the giveaway ! I’m curious to read this book.

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  8. “The Hollows Insider”, how jealous can I be??? I have my copy pre-ordered. It’s great to see that Urban Fantasy has come along far enough to start reference books for fans to buy. “The Sookie Stackhouse Companion” comes out in August also.

  9. ohhh, this one would be just wonderful!!! Count me in!

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