Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville Series #6)

Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville Series #6)

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by Carrie Vaughn
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Kitty Norville and Ben thought that they had left their problems in Vegas. What they should have realized is that vampire priestesses and lycanthropes don't forgive and forget: They unleashed flaming balls of revenge. To protect her pack of werewolves, Kitty seeks the help of TV paranormal investigators, but ultimately her survival and those of the creatures she's sworn to protect rests in the outstretched hands of her and her allies.
From the Publisher
"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." —Library Journal
BookFetish.org on Kitty Goes to Washington
"Carrie Vaughn is a real gem, and she's definitely on my playlist."
RomRevToday.com on Kitty Takes a Holiday
"Kitty takes us on an enjoyable jaunt through a life most entertaining . . . a captivating urban fantasy."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446544214
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Kitty Norville Series , #6
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
50,750
File size:
373 KB

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From the Publisher
"Readers of Kim Harrison's Hollows series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will appreciate Kitty's sarcastic wit, ingenuity, and independence." —-Library Journal

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 www.carrievaughn.com.

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Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville Series #6) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 142 reviews.
Darsey_spudnick More than 1 year ago
This is great. I loved this book. I didn't just enjoy it, I devoured it. I left "Kitty and The Dead Man's Hand" feeling a little out of sorts. I just didn't think it was quite up to the usual Kitty tale. After reading "Kitty Raises the Bar", I feel like DMH is sort of an intro. In "Kitty Raises Hell", Kitty and Ben are back from their wild experience in Las Vegas. They have injured, but not fully stopped, a strange cult of sorts. Now, the cult has sent something, strange even by Kitty's standards, after everything Kitty loves. Feeling like maybe Kitty can't protect them, tension begins in the pack. There also seems to be some new tension between Kitty and Ben. Add into that mixture, a sci-fi reality show cast who hunts down things that go bump in the night, and we have a full on-heady plot that NEVER slows down. I even got a couple brief vistis with my favorite paranormal main character, Cormac, who seems like he has some things going on as well! (new plot featuring Cormac, yippee!) So, even though I tried to find something negative to balance out my review, I just couldn't do it. This series as a whole, has gone from being one I liked, to one of my top 3 or 4 favorites. I'm sorry we have to wait until 2010 to see "Kitty's House of Horrors", which is my favorite title so far.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Everyone who goes to Vegas understands the mantra that what happens there stays there; everyone except Kitty Norville as a piece of the Neon City followed her home to Denver. She first realized what happened when the word Tiamat is burned into the door of her restaurant the New Moon. In Vegas (see KITTY AND THE DEAD MAN¿S HAND), Kitty tangled with the Band of Tiamat, a lycan group led by a vampire who sacrificed other lycanthropes to the Babylonian Goddess they worshipped. Instead off her Bbeing sacrificed Kitty defeated them and apparently the survivors seek vengeance.

When Paradox PI, a reality TV show that investigates supernatural cases, enter an alleged haunted house; something destroys the trailer they are in and the smell of fire, brimstone, and sulfur permeates the atmosphere. That same odor arises when they conduct a séance at the New Moon; almost immediately the restaurant is on fire. The cameraman taped the incident and catches on the video a humanoid shape in the smoke. Kitty and her pack are magically protected, but the monster kills one of her people who didn¿t use her potion and several innocents. Kitty has to find out what it is and how to contain it without help from Roman the new vampire in town or the city¿s master vampire Rick because she deems the price of relying on either of them is too high.

Urban fantasy fans who like the works of Kelly Armstrong are going to relish this latest supernatural thriller. The protagonist is a kick butt heroine similar to Laurell K. Hamilton¿s Anita Blake as both are the lead alpha of an extended family/pack. They each understand the responsibility of protecting their submissive loyal followers. Carrie Vaughn provides another enthralling and spellbinding Kitty tale although this time it pays to read KITTY AND THE DEAD MAN¿S HAND first as this is a direct sequel.

Harriet Klausner
3monstersmom More than 1 year ago
Well.....it wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't a good read either. Vaughn had a good idea with the plot, just not enough interesting follow through. Kitty Raises Hell starts out slow, picks up, slows down again, picks up again, then repeats steps 1 - 4 about a half dozen more times. It's almost enough to give you whiplash. What did i like about this book? Let me see... I always enjoy when Kitty bring new friends into her tight circle, and this time we see Kitty making new friends with the paranormal TV show hosts and the brother of a beloved past friend. We also get to see Kitty demonstrating her confidence and skills as the Alpha leader. Go Kitty! Best of all we get some Cormac time. Which is it just me, or is the chemistry between Kitty and Cormac better than that of Kitty and Ben? I can't help it, I am still rooting for Cormac and Kitty to get together. Don't get me wrong, I love Ben, but Cormac is just so compelling. Over all it's a good series, but it could of been great. Here's hopping Vaughn pulls out all the stops in her next instalment.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
Well Kitty is really up against the wall with this one. If you aren't familiar with this series here's a quick synopsis. Kitty is a radio DJ who is a werewolf--and yes she's heard all the 'werewolf named Kitty' jokes. Anyway, the series follows her life and trials from the time she's bitten until she becomes (unwillingly) the most famous werewolf in the U.S. (read Kitty goes to Washington). Each books reveals a little more about one of the continuing characters and Kitty's growing circle of friends. In "Kitty Raises Hell", Kitty and Ben have just returned from Vegas where Kitty barely escaped being sacrificed by a band of wacko (very clinical term here) weretigers involved in a goddess worshipping cult (read Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand). Now it seems the bad kitties (heh heh) have raised and sicced some kind of demon on Kitty and her pack. It's followed them back to Denver and she'll need some serious assistance from old friends and new to get out of this one. I enjoy this series for it's emphasis on the lives of the recurring characters. This isn't romance. It's s/f or fantasy or urban fantasy, but however you phrase it, it's just plain good reading. This is another series I think HBO should snap up.
InvestedIvana 11 months ago
Fire, brimstone, and bad mojo anywhere she turns. Kitty's in for a wild ride as she faces an enemy that strikes from the shadows and hunts both her and her pack. There are some fun bits in this book. I like Gary, Jules and particularly Tina of the Paradox P.I. crew. I like the contrast between Jules's science and Tina's powers. I really like that T.J.s brother, Peter, comes looking for him, and Kitty has to face her grief. I love the letter Tina gets from Eric Wiesz, better known as Harry Houdini. And, of course, here is where we first start to hear about Cormac's personal adventure. Aside from those awesome moments, this story seems like a vehicle to introduce Roman, the supposed "big bad" for the rest of the series. One of the reasons I am happy for this read-along opportunity is that the Roman storyline never really clicked with me. However, I have not yet read the last two books and the few previous to that were read in isolation, not in-a-row with the rest of the series. I find that sometimes makes a big difference in how much I catch on to and enjoy the story. So I'm looking forward to a more cohesive experience of the rest of the series. Much like the last book, while I like this story, it's not as near and dear to me as the first four books. But, House of Horrors is coming up next, and that IS one of my favorites. :) Purchased. Review courtesy of onebooktwo | one book, two reviews.
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Okay. Ill kit sit for them. I am on at seven o clck mountain zome
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Judge janelle would like to buy this house.
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