Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville Series #2) [NOOK Book]


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 über-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 ...
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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 über-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.
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Talk radio meets supernatural fantasy in Carrie Vaughn's second adventure to feature Kitty Norville, a popular late-night radio host who happens to be a werewolf. In Kitty Goes to Washington, the lovable lycanthrope is subpoenaed to attend upcoming Senate hearings regarding paranormal beings. After Kitty consults with her lawyer, she reluctantly agrees to go to Washington. As a rogue wolf without a pack and no territorial home (see Kitty and the Midnight Hour), her brief stay in D.C. may even be a kind of vacation. Upon her arrival, she is accosted by Alette, the vampiric Mistress of the City, who insists that Kitty stay with her. The matriarchal bloodsucker says that she fears for Kitty's safety and even assigns her bodyguards; but as the renowned radio host sees more of the city and meets a group of peaceable lycanthropes that include a hunky were-jaguar, she begins to realize that the Senate hearings are only the tip of the iceberg of the complex and highly volatile subject of supernatural beings. Are they human? Do they have the same rights as everyone else? Or are they a disease that should be eradicated? While pondering these issues, Kitty becomes a prime target in a dangerous political game that includes a witch-hunting senator, an unethical doctor, and a reporter who will do anything to get an exclusive interview with Kitty. Comparable to Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake novels (minus the X-rated sexual acrobatics), this lighthearted fantasy sag should appeal to fans of authors like Charlaine Harris, Julie Kenner, Kim Harrison, and Kelley Armstrong. While the Kitty books don't add anything new to the lycanthropic mythos, they are fast-paced, witty, and consistently entertaining. Paul Goat Allen
VOYA - Amy Sisson
Vaughn's sequel to Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Warner, 2005/VOYA October 2005) follows late-night radio host Kitty Norville, whose increasing fame as a werewolf leads a special U.S. Senate oversight committee to subpoena her to testify at hearings in Washington, D.C. Shortly after her arrival, Kitty meets Alette, the city's vampire mistress; a werewolf named Ahmed, who runs a safe haven club for lycanthropes; Dr. Flemming, a scientist who heads the Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology; and Luis, a seductive Brazilian were-jaguar. Kitty not only has to keep her cool at the hearings, even when provoked by a fanatical Senator who is obviously on a witchhunt, but she also must unravel the tangled loyalties and motives of those around her. As with her first book, Vaughn delivers an effortless, fast-paced narrative, with just enough emotional depth to satisfy. Kitty's youthful outlook and the entertaining premise will naturally attract teen readers, and although Kitty's romance with Luis includes somewhat casual sex, it occurs almost entirely offscreen and is not the real focus of the character or the story. As an added bonus, the book includes a standalone short story titled Kitty Meets the Band. The publisher has already purchased two more Kitty books, and it is easy to foresee that this series will be well received by those young adults who enjoy the vampire and other supernatural fiction that is so popular these days.
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"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." ---Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446506540
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Kitty Norville Series, #2
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 39,168
  • File size: 611 KB

Meet the Author

Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies, fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her website is

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Kitty Goes to Washington

By Carrie Vaughn


Copyright © 2006 Carrie Vaughn
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-446-61642-7

Chapter One

We have Beth from Tampa on the line. Hello."

"Hi, Kitty, thanks for taking my call."

"You're welcome."

"I have a question I've been wanting to ask for a long time. Do you think Dracula is still out there?"

I leaned on the arm of my chair and stared at the microphone. "Dracula. As in, the book? The character?"

Beth from Tampa sounded cheerful and earnest. "Yeah. I mean, he's got to be the best-known vampire there is. He was so powerful, I can't really believe that Van Helsing and the rest of them just finished him off."

I tried to be polite. "Actually, they did. It's just a book, Beth. Fiction. They're characters."

"But you sit there week after week telling everyone that vampires and werewolves are real. Surely a book like this must have been based on something that really happened. Maybe his name wasn't actually Dracula, but Bram Stoker must have based him on a real vampire, don't you think? Don't you wonder who that vampire was?"

Stoker may have met a real vampire, may even have based Dracula on that vampire. But if that vampire was still around, I suspected he was in deep hiding out of embarrassment.

"Even if there is a real vampire who was Stoker's inspiration, the events of the book are sheer fabrication. I say this because Dracula isn'treally about vampires, or vampire hunting, or the undead, or any of that. It's about a lot of other things: sexuality, religion, reverse imperialism, and xenophobia. But what it's really about is saving the world through superior office technology." I waited half a beat for that to sink in. I loved this stuff. "Think about it. They make such a big deal about their typewriters, phonographs, stenography-this was like the techno-thriller of its day. They end up solving everything because Mina is really great at data entry and collating. What do you think?"

"Um ... I think that may be a stretch."

"Have you even read the book?"

"Um, no. But I've seen every movie version of it!" she ended brightly, as if that would save her.

I suppressed a growl. "All right. Which is your favorite?"

"The one with Keanu Reeves!"

"Why am I not surprised?" I clicked her off. "Moving on. Next caller, you're on the air."

"Kitty, hey! Longtime listener, first-time caller. I'm so glad you put me on."

"No problem. What's your story?"

"Well, I have sort of a question. Do you have any idea what kind of overlap there is between lycanthropes and the furry community?"

The monitor said this guy had a question about lycanthropes and alternative lifestyles. The producer screening calls was doing a good job of being vague.

I knew this topic would come up eventually. It seemed I'd avoided it for as long as I possibly could. Oh well. The folks in radioland expected honesty.

"You know, I've hosted this show for almost a year without anyone bringing up furries. Thank you for destroying that last little shred of dignity I possessed."

"You don't have to be so-"

"Look, seriously. I have absolutely no idea. They're two different things-lycanthropy is a disease. Furry-ness is a ... a predilection. Which I suppose means it's possible to be both. And when you say furry, are you talking about the people who like cartoons with bipedal foxes, or are you talking about the people who dress up in animal suits to get it on? Maybe some of the people who call in wanting to know how to become werewolves happen to be furries and think that's the next logical step. How many of the lycanthropes that I know are furries? That's not something I generally ask people. Do you see how complicated this is?"

"Well, yeah. But I have to wonder, if someone really believes that they were meant to be, you know, a different species entirely-like the way some men really believe they were meant to be women and then go through a sex change operation-don't you think it's reasonable that-"

"No. No it isn't reasonable. Tell me, do you think that you were meant to be a different species entirely?"

He gave a deep sigh, the kind that usually preceded a dark confession, the kind of thing that was a big draw for most of my audience.

"I have this recurring dream where I'm an alpaca."

I did a little flinch, convinced I hadn't heard him correctly. "Excuse me?"

"An alpaca. I keep having these dreams where I'm an alpaca. I'm in the Andes, high in the mountains. In the next valley over are the ruins of a great Incan city. Everything is so green." He might have been describing the photos in an issue of National Geographic. "And the grass tastes so lovely."

Okay, that probably wasn't in National Geographic.

"Um ... that's interesting."

"I'd love to travel there someday. To see the Andes for myself. Have-have you by any chance ever met any were-alpacas?"

If it weren't so sad I'd have to laugh. "No, I haven't. All the were-animals I've ever heard of are predators, so I really don't think you're likely to meet a were-alpaca."

"Oh," he said with a sigh. "Do you think maybe I was an alpaca in a past life?"

"Honestly, I don't know. I'm sorry I can't be more help. I genuinely hope you find some answers to your questions someday. I think traveling there is a great idea." Seeing the world never hurt, in my opinion. "Thanks for calling."

I had no idea where the show could possibly go after that. I hit a line at random. "Next caller, what do you want to talk about?"

"Hi, Kitty, yeah. Um, thanks. I-I think I have a problem." He was male, with a tired-sounding tenor voice. I always listened closely to the ones who seemed tired; their problems were usually doozies.

"Then let's see what we can do with it. What's wrong?"

"It all started when these two guys moved to town, a werewolf and a vampire. They're a couple, you know?"

"These are two guys. Men, right?"


"And the problem is ..."

"Well, nothing at this point. But then this vampire hunter started going after the vampire, I guess he'd been hired by the vampire's former human servant."

"The vampire's human servant didn't travel with him?"

"No, he dumped her to run off with the werewolf."

There couldn't possibly be more. Bracing, I said, "Then what?"

"Another werewolf, who used to be the alpha female mate of the werewolf before he hooked up with the vampire, showed up. She wanted to get back together with him, saying this stuff about wolves mating for life and all, but he didn't want anything to do with her, so he hired the same hunter to go after her-"

"This hunter, his name wasn't Cormac by any chance, was it?" I knew a vampire and werewolf hunting Cormac, and this sounded like something he might do.


Phew. "Just checking."

The story only went downhill from there. Just when I thought the last knot had been tied in the tangled web of this town's supernatural soap opera, the caller added a new one.

Finally, I was able to ask, "And what's your place in all this?"

He gave a massive sigh. "I'm the human servant of the local vampire Master. They make me deliver messages. 'Tell them they have to leave town.' 'Tell your Master we don't want to leave town!' 'Tell the hunter we'll pay him to call off the contract!' 'Tell him if he doesn't come back to me I'll kill myself!' It never ends! And all I want to know is-"

Maybe he just wanted to vent. That was what I was here for. Maybe he wouldn't ask me to sort out his drama for him. Fingers crossed. "Yes?"

"Why can't we all just get along?"

Oy. It was one of those nights. "That, my friend, is the million-dollar question. You know what? Screw 'em. They're all being selfish and putting you in the middle. Make them deliver their own messages."

"I-I can't do that."

"Yes you can. They've got to realize how ridiculous this all looks."

"Well, I mean, yeah, I've told them, but-"

"But what?"

"I guess I'm used to doing what I'm told."

"Then maybe you should learn to say no. When they act surprised that you've said no, tell them it's for their own good. You've basically been enabling all their snotty behavior, right?"

"Maybe ..."

"Because if they had to start talking to each other they might actually solve some of their problems, right?"

"Or rip each other's throats out. They're not exactly human, remember."

Taking a deep breath and trying not to sound chronically frustrated, I said, "I may very well be the only person in the supernatural underworld who feels this way, but I don't think that should make a difference. Crappy behavior is still crappy behavior, and letting yourself succumb to unsavory monstrous instincts isn't a good excuse. So, stand up for yourself, okay?"

"O-okay," he said, not sounding convinced.

"Call me back and let me know how it goes."

"Thanks, Kitty."

The producer gave me a warning signal, waving from the other side of the booth window, pointing at his watch, and making a slicing motion across his throat. Um, maybe he was trying to tell me something.

I sighed, then leaned up to the mike. "I'm sorry, folks, but that looks like all the time we have this week. I want to thank you for spending the last couple of hours with me and invite you to come back next week, when I talk with the lead singer of the punk metal band Plague of Locusts, who says their bass player is possessed by a demon, and that's the secret of their success. This is The Midnight Hour, and I'm Kitty Norville, voice of the night."

The ON AIR sign dimmed, and the show's closing credits, which included a recording of a wolf howl-my wolf howl-as a backdrop, played. I pulled the headset off and ran my fingers through my blond hair, hoping it didn't look too squished.

The producer's name was Jim something. I forgot his last name. Rather, I didn't bother remembering. I'd be at a different radio station next week, working with a different set of people. For the better part of a year, most of the show's run, I'd broadcast out of Denver. But a month ago, I left town. Or was chased out. It depended on who you talked to.

Rather than find a new base of operations, I decided to travel. It kept me from getting into trouble with the locals, and it made me harder to find. The radio audience wouldn't know the difference. I was in Flagstaff this week.

I leaned on the doorway leading to the control booth and smiled a thanks to Jim. Like a lot of guys stuck manning the control board over the graveyard shift, he was impossibly young, college age, maybe even an intern, or at most a junior associate producer of some kind. He was sweating. He probably hadn't expected to handle this many calls on a talk show that ran at midnight.

Most of my audience stayed up late.

He handed me a phone handset. I said into it, "Hi, Matt."

Matt had worked the board for the show when I was in Denver. These days, he coached the local crew. I couldn't do this without him.

"Hey, Kitty. It's a wrap, looks like."

"Was it okay?"

"Sounded great."

"You always say that," I said with a little bit of a whine.

"What can I say? You're consistent."

"Thanks. I think."

"Tomorrow's full moon, right? You going to be okay?"

It was nice that he remembered, even nicer that he was worried about me, but I didn't like to talk about it. He was an outsider. "Yeah, I have a good place all checked out."

"Take care of yourself, Kitty."


I wrapped things up at the station and went to my hotel to sleep off the rest of the night. Locked the door, hung out the DO NOT DISTURB sign. Couldn't sleep, of course. I'd become nocturnal, doing the show. I'd gotten used to not sleeping until dawn, then waking at noon. It was even easier now that I was on my own. No one checked up on me, no one was meeting me for lunch. It was just me, the road, the show once a week. An isolated forest somewhere once a month. A lonely life.

My next evening was spoken for. Full moon nights were always spoken for.

I found the place a couple of days ago: a remote trailhead at the end of a dirt road in the interior of a state park. I could leave the car parked in a secluded turn-out behind a tree. Real wolves didn't get this far south, so I only had to worry about intruding on any local werewolves who might have marked out this territory. I spent an afternoon walking around, watching, smelling. Giving the locals a chance to see me, let them know I was here. I didn't smell anything unexpected, just the usual forest scents of deer, fox, rabbits. Good hunting here. It looked like I'd have it all to myself.

A couple of hours from midnight, I parked the car at the far end of the trailhead, where it couldn't be seen from the road. I didn't want to give any hint that I was out here. I didn't want anyone, especially not the police, to come snooping. I didn't want anyone I might hurt to come within miles of me.

I'd done this before. This was my second full moon night alone, as a rogue. The first time had been uneventful, except that I woke up hours before dawn, hours before I was ready, shivering in the cold and crying because I couldn't remember how I'd gotten to be naked in the middle of the woods. That never happened when I had other werewolves there to remind me.

My stomach felt like ice. This was never going to get easier. I used to have a pack of my own. I'd been surrounded by friends, people I could trust to protect me. A wolf wasn't meant to run on her own.

You'll be okay. You can take care of yourself.

I sat in the car, gripping the steering wheel, and squeezed shut my eyes to keep from crying. I had acquired a voice. It was an inner monologue, like a part of my conscience. It reassured me, told me I wasn't crazy, admonished me when I was being silly, convinced me I was going to be okay when I started to doubt myself. The voice sounded like my best friend, T.J. He died protecting me, six weeks ago today. The alpha male of our pack killed him, and I had to leave Denver to keep from getting killed, too. Whenever I started to doubt, I heard T.J.'s voice telling me I was going to be okay.

His death sat strangely with me. For the first week or two, I thought I was handling it pretty well. I was thinking straight and moving on. People call that stage denial. Then on the highway, I saw a couple on a motorcycle: neither of them wore helmets, her blond hair tangled in the wind, and she clung to his leather jacket. Just like I used to ride with T.J. The hole that he'd left behind gaped open, and I had to pull off at the next exit because I was crying so hard. After that, I felt like a zombie. I went through the motions of a life that wasn't mine. This new life I had acquired felt like it had been this way forever, and like it or not, I had to adapt. I used to have an apartment, a wolf pack, and a best friend. But that life had vanished.

I locked the car, put the keys in my jeans pocket, and walked away from the parking lot, away from the trail, and into the wild. The night was clear and sharp. Every touch of air, every scent, blazed clear. The moon, swollen, bursting with light, edged above the trees on the horizon. It touched me, I could feel the light brushing my skin. Gooseflesh rose on my arms. Inside, the creature thrashed. It made me feel both drunk and nauseous. I'd think I was throwing up, but the Wolf would burst out of me instead.


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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fabulous satirical tale that humorously spoofs the supernatural element in literature

    Kitty Norville continues her late night radio talk show while traveling around the country as the out of the closet werewolf who no longer belongs to a pack (see KITTY AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR to learn why). She is in Barstow, California when she learns that Congress is conducting hearings into the scientific work of the Center of Paranatural Biology, a little known government agency headed by Dr. Paul Flemming. Kitty is expected to testify.------------------ After arranging to meet her lawyer Ben in DC, Kitty turns her car around and heads east. In DC, Master Vampire Alette invites Kitty to stay at her mansion, which raises the radio star¿s hairs as vampires and werewolves are natural enemies. At a reception in which Leo the vampire escorts her, kitty meets were-jaguar Luis of the Brazilian embassy. They hit it off and soon become an entry. However, the fanatical Senator Duke awaits exposing Kitty as a demon even as Alette insists the real threat is Flemming who insists the para-humans suffer from diseases.---------------- The second Kitty the werewolf radio jock is a fabulous satirical tale that humorously spoofs the supernatural element in literature and the US Senate. The story line is fast-paced though the action is somewhat limited especially for those who read Kitty¿s first venture. Kitty is a ferocious lion with a chick lit personality as fans will enjoy her asides, for instance like feeling as if she is a teen and Alette her mom scolding her as only a maternal can. Carrie Vaughn provides a fun tale in which Kitty is beginning to understand what she has wrought as she tries to get equal rights under the law for vampires and the were-menagerie.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Politics = BORING

    I just started reading the Kitty series and after reading the first book i was anxious to read more, however Kitty goes to Washington was not what i was hoping for. The entire book has to do with politics and it was like pulling teeth to get through this book. It rambled on and on about court hearings and the senate, i just couldn't get into it at all. The only chapter i did like was when she was dealing with the vampires otherwise this book was horrible. No humor, repetitious phrases, wimpy lead character...BORING

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    Great story great character

    I just love the Kitty Norville series... can't wait for the next one to come out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2015

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    When you're looking for a easy, fun and entertaining urban fanta

    When you're looking for a easy, fun and entertaining urban fantasy, Kitty Goes to Washington hits the spot.

    Kitty Norville is somewhat on the run leaving her pack in the wake. She has been doing her talk radio show during her travels when her lawyer contacts her and tells her that the U.S. Congress has called Kitty to testify as an expert witness on the paranormal living among human kind.

    A sexy large cat shifter, the vampire Mistress of DC, an evil and powerful being Kitty never new existed and a pack without the pack mentality all give Kitty a totally new perspective to the world she is now apart. Will it give her hope for her future as supernatural?

    Much humor line the pages of Kitty's adventures in our nations capital, but her visit isn't all fun. Kitty is about to face some forever life altering trials that will stick to her forever.

    I found myself emotionally invested in Kitty's newest adventure. Although it was a mostly fun and entertaining read, it also contained some serious character developments and growth. Kitty Goes to Washington is a really satisfying urban fantasy experience. I look forward to further adventures with Kitty and her ever growing supernatural and non-family.

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  • Posted May 18, 2014

    My Initial Reaction...  I've grown to really love Kitty with Kit

    My Initial Reaction... 
    I've grown to really love Kitty with Kitty Goes to Washington and I'm excited to be getting to know some secondary characters a bit better too! Some (Cormick!), though, remain too elusive!! 

    The Narration... 
    I feel about the same as I did with book 1 about Marguerite Gavin's reading of Kitty Goes to Washington - a solid B+. To reiterate what I said in that review - she's IS Kitty. Perfect. She has the voice you'd expect a radio talkshow host to have. And then she's ok with the other characters - the male voices inparticular sound like a woman doing a male voice, rather than a true male voice. But they're distinct and it's easy to get comfortable with her reading. I'll be continuing with an audio read of this series for sure. 

    The Characters... 
    When I first started book 1 I did not like Kitty, because she was just so submissive. But by the end of that book she had really grown and I'm happy to report that the new Kitty has MOSTLY stuck with Kitty Goes to Washington. I did feel like we saw a bit of her squeemishness rearing it's ugly head, but to be fair she spent four years as a submissive wolf and that's going to take some time to work out of your system. And she's not exactly in the best situation for building confidence. Kitty's been called to appear before the US Senate as a principal witness for their investigation into supernatural beings. So yeah, the girl's got every right to be a bit squeemish!

    One of my complaints in the previous book was that I just didn't get a good feeling for secondary characters and I have to say, Kitty Goes to Washington did much better on that front. It helped that we saw some repeat characters - like her lawyer, Ben - who, BTW, can I just say I ADORE!! He's everything a lawyer should be but never seems to be, plus funny and so fiercely loyal. I remain, however, extremely frustrated about Cormick. I know the plot is gradually taking us towards them hooking up - it has to be! - but I really want to know this guy better. He shows up just enough to keep me interested and curious but not enough to really know him. I do like that he seems to be on Kitty's side and there was one moment in particular where I really liked him and Ben for being there for her. 

    The Story... 
    The story for Kitty Goes to Washington kept me glued from beginning to end. Kitty's been called to Washington to testify before the US Senate as an expert on things that go bump in the night. The politics and uncertainty about everyone's agenda kept me anxious, particularly about Kitty's testimony. 

    But, thankfully, Kitty Goes to Washington wasn't all politics. It was also Kitty trying to navigate being a lone wolf. Not having a pack is rough, particularly on full moon runs. But on top of that, Kitty constantly has to enter unknown territories - in Kitty Goes to Washington this element is heightened by a warning she gets from the local vampire queen, Giselle, that it's dangerous for a lone shifter in Washington. So Kitty's staying with a Vampire - not that she really had a choice - dealing with government bigwigs, and trying to navigate the shifter community. I really enjoyed all the new characters we were introduced to though her time in Washington and found those interactions some of the most enjoyable. 

    I do have one BIG complaint though. My favorite part of the first book was that HUGE sections of the book were told through Kitty's radio show. I loved that. It was so unique and fun. And it was so missing in Kitty Goes to Washington We still had her show, but it was really such a backdrop to the book, rather than front and center like before. To be fair, Kitty Goes to Washington covers a much shorter time-span, meaning less radio shows and a lot happens that doesn't make sense for the show. So I can't say this made me not like the book - but I did miss it, a lot.

    Concluding Sentiments... 
    I'm loving Kitty and, like in book 1, Kitty Goes to Washington managed to grip my attention and pull my emotions all over the place. I'm looking forward to reading book 3!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Fantasy not romantic comedy

    For once we have a supernatural story with a female lead, and surprise surprise, she is not getting her slut on! What a pleasant shock. This is a well thought out story with a very well followed plot. Everything that happens makes sense, in the context of her universe. And while it did not focus on romance or humor, there was some of both in there. For the readers who need the cheap thrill of sex or violence, well this story is not for you. For those who can enjoy an exeptionaly written story with characters to connect with and love, you will not regret reading this one.

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    Posted April 6, 2013


    Hey im ashley...anyone wanna chat??

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    Posted March 22, 2013


    Hey. Sorry...fell asleep.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    Good Shapeshifter Read

    This is a great addition to the Kitty Norville Series. The story is getting more interesting with the introduction of new characters such as Alette, Leo, Luis, and Ahmed. The references to the numerous Washington, DC locales made it much more enjoyable.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

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    Kitty gets more interesting all the time.

    This is an interesting take on how our government would respond to different species living among humans. Very typical paranoid responses by some and acceptance by others.

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  • Posted June 10, 2009

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    Excellent Book

    I thought this was a great book. Kitty is a wonderful character to read! Many paranormal series' work under the premise that the general populace already knows that these creatures are real. It was fun to read a book where that knowledge is actually coming to light at that time. Great Book!!

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    Only if it's raining outside

    Yeah another Kitty book! OK, so that was sarcastic. This book took a full 233 pages before it became interesting. The worse part of this series is I feel a need to read the rest of the books. There is so much unused potential in Kitty that I am determined it must come out in later books. While Kitty is less annoying in this book than the former Kitty and The Midnight Hour, the plot is just lame. Really, who wants to read about senate hearings? The one battle Kitty faces against the secretive preacher Elijah Smith, turns out to be anti-climatic for the reader. Sexy Cormac makes another appearance, but yet again, nothing comes about. Kitty does see a little action with sexy were-Jaguar Luis, but it is nothing more than a fling. (Fair warning there is nothing descriptive or passionate to those who like some meat to their love stories.) At least the last 90 pages held my attention. This is another one day, rainy day read.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Here kitty kitty

    A radio talk show host, that every now and then needs an industrial strength razor. Another great foray into reality. And the way she has to deal with everyday life, congress, a mom calling, she pops out from the book as a real person, someone you would like to know. And i really enjoy a good werewolf story. I just finished this book, have the rest, and am proceeding full speed ahead.

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  • Posted April 2, 2009

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    Kitty leaves you howling for more!

    Carrie Vaughn's Kitty goes to Washington excites readers and causes them to dig deeper into the story to find out what happens. Kitty is a character whose personality is interesting to watch it unfold. Kitty goes to Washington is best for older teens and adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2006


    Man, I love the new paranormal fiction that's coming out! What I don't enjoy is when authors don't create something new and interesting with their characters or the plots.. but such is not the case in this book! I enjoyed having a heroine that wasn't Little Miss Perfect! Reminded me a lot of MaryJanice Davidson's books in that aspect, but everything else was purely this authors! It was a truly entertaining read that had be laughing out loud in a few places. And let me tell you.. that Brazilian was smoking! I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!

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