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Product Details

  • Series: Kitty Norville (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (November 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446616419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446616416
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

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..)
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More About the Author

I was born in California, but grew up all over the country, a bona fide Air Force Brat. I currently live in Colorado, with my miniature American Eskimo dog, Lily. I have a Masters in English Lit, love to travel, love movies, plays, music, just about anything, and am known to occasionally pick up a rapier.

I've never been a DJ, but I love writing about one.

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Customer Reviews

I love these books, a fast read and lots of fun.
Very enjoyable read, with good character and plot development.
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I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
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273 of 289 people found the following review helpful By R. Kelly Wagner on December 1, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I usually review vampire novels, but the werewolf genre seems to be growing - not quite up to the size of the vampire genre yet, but getting there. This book has vampires as well as werewolves, although the main protagonist is a werewolf. So I can give it a run through BunRab's Standard Vampire Classification, applying the standards to both vamps and weres:

The book's genre is definitely fantasy, but it's also a murder mystery. (Front cover blurb is from Charlaine Harris, who writes mainly in the mystery genre and only recently started in on vampire fantasy.) Both the werewolves and the vampires have the standard supernatural characteristics expected of them - extraordinary strength, susceptible to silver bullets, etc. - and not too much outside of those usual characteristics. The vampires don't turn into bats, no one gets to be completely invisible (although vampires can certainly disappear rapidly). The characters have a purpose in life besides being evil creatures of the night - they hold jobs, have civilian lives, have non-supernatural friends - they aren't just fantasy characters. Although there is a noticeable amount of sexual content in the book, the vampire characters are not there solely as metaphors for sexual activity, as is the case with some of the older breed of vampire books. The author, and the characters, have a sense of humor - the book isn't always dead serious. (All of these features - cross-over genres, what metaphors are used, whether the supernatural characters are also people, whether the book is serious or farce or in between, are all ways to compare various fantasies to see whether they fit into your favorite style.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on November 8, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Kitty has the late ship at a small radio station. She likes the late hours because she is a werewolf. One night she accidentally makes some comments on her show and it turns into a talk fest with the music forgotten. The subject was the paranormal, specifically Bat Boy, in the tabloids. The talk hits its stride and the station wants to keep the format and even move to limited syndication. What could be wrong with that?

Well, the local werewolf and vampire populations do not like the attention. They are afraid people will realize they are real. But as submissive as Kitty is in her werewolf pack, her human side is more assertive and she tries to keep the show going. Soon people find out she speaks from experience and trouble really begins to build. Assassins, the police, vampires, werewolves, jealousy and hatred all combine to make things difficult for the late night show host. Find out how she deals with it.

A very nice first book in a series (number two is excerpted at the end). The world is interesting but I think full humans handle the news of the supernatural a little too blandly. But still it is a very enjoyable book and hard to put down. Check it out.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Stewart on August 10, 2006
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This book, all about the adventures of late-night radio DJ Kitty who happens to be a werewolf, starts off very slowly. At the beginning, I didn't much care for this character who seemed entirely too inclined to allow other people to bully her and fight her battles. I recommend sticking with the book though, as the last 2/3 of the book proves to be much better than the rocky start. Kitty grows up a lot in this book and I am hopeful that a sequel will be even better. I love the portrayal of the werewolf pack and the interpersonal dynamics as Kitty struggles her way through the tough changes in her life. The vampire Family dynamics were also extremely interesting and I hope that they are explored more in depth in the next book. The appearance of a recurring villain was also quite refreshing, giving the main character a challenge while not allowing her to become too powerful too quickly. I think readers who stick it out to the end will be glad they did!
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Michele Lee on July 6, 2009
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I read and reviewed this one mostly for [...] Werewolf Month, but in the end, I needed more space to really explore my reaction. At best I thought "meh".

I'm absolutely a werewolf fan, all shape shifters really, and even though I don't like the tradition man-to-monster angle on werewolves found in horror I just can't get enough. If it has shape shifters I'll try it, and this is one of those times where that bites me on the rear.

What's causing this internal conflict is the number of fans and positive reviews out there. I don't understand what other readers see in this series, because I was done with this book 20 pages in (I kept reading through the first 100 pages and it never picked up.)

Kitty Norville is a werewolf, but she's not only submissive, she's whiny. She cowers, she whines, she cries, but she still goes against her alphas. Furthermore, she has a very flat personality and seems to be nothing outside of "being a werewolf" and running her late night call in show, The Midnight Hour.

The radio show bits are the only interesting parts of the book, but those aren't entirely realistic, when combined with Kitty's complete lack of experience and the reactions of the callers to Kitty. Callers seem to unquestioningly trust Kitty. This leads to a feeling that everyone who calls into The Midnight Hour is either an irrational hater/religious nut or blindly and adoringly trusts and obey Kitty. This, without a firm rational to explain it, directly sets off my Mary Sue alarm, because it leaves me, as a reader, feeling like the author is setting the character up to be loved and adored and sympathized with by other characters in the hopes readers will feel the same way (we don't).
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