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Kitty’s Mix-tape

Kitty’s Mix-tape, October 2020
Kitty Norville #16
by Carrie Vaughn

Tachyon Publications
Featuring: Kitty Norvile
288 pages
ISBN: 1616963255
EAN: 9781616963255
Kindle: B084ZZRN8J
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"The bite-size tales of vampires and werewolves you've been looking for"

Fresh Fiction Review

Kitty’s Mix-tape
Carrie Vaughn

Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted January 4, 2021

Fantasy Urban

The Kitty Norville series ended after fourteen thrilling urban fantasy books, and the author now returns with a collection of bite-size werewolf stories. There are vampires too, in KITTY’S MIX-TAPE. For those who have yet to have the pleasure of Kitty’s acquaintance, the lady was a DJ and host of a late-night talk show on local radio. Las Vegas has off-beat types who liked to phone in and chat at night, and some of them began claiming they were vampires or werewolves. All very entertaining, and Kitty got a cult following. Then it turned out to be true.  

Now a shade different from her original biological makeup, Kitty prowls through these tales, upfront in some, absent from others which deal with other times and places. We also meet busy detectives in a world where unsolved murders may now turn out to have been committed by nightmare beasts. A veteran SEAL visits the home of his absent father, Ireland, to find seals of another sort. A Roman man provokes the wrath of the underworld, partly to entomb an ancient evil. A young woman acts against a Philippine ghoul, leaving the macabre evidence for police. A competitive boxer hopes to conceal a secret advantage.

Carrie Vaughn is still a compelling writer, and personality shines through each page. She provides a note on her series at the end of the book, and leaves the door open for more Kitty tales in the future. KITTY’S MIX-TAPE  is fantastic dip-into reading, each short tale illuminating another corner of the urban fantasy world.

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SUMMARY

The final installment of the bestselling Kitty Norville series showcases the paranormal escapades of Carrie Vaughn’s fan-favorite werewolf talk-show host. This engaging short fiction collection—with its own soundtrack for each tale—is sure to delight both existing Kitty fans and anyone who enjoys urban fantasy at its grittiest and best.

Kitty Norville still can’t stay away from troubleof the supernatural kind.

Everyone’s favorite werewolf DJ is here to mix it up just one last time. Here you will find, or will be lucky to newly discover, the irrepressible Kitty Norville with friends and enemies alike: Rick the vampire; Jessi Hardin, paranormal detective; Kitty’s werewolf husband Ben; Cormac, the bounty hunter; and the ever-villainous Dux Bellorum. These irresistible tales are full of unpredictable twists and turns: lupines experimenting with astronomy, a cheating boxer with preternatural strength, vampires arriving from the Philippines.

As a special treat, author Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless) has provided her own selections for a mix-tape: Story notes and songs dedicated to each tale. Whatever you do, don't miss Kitty before she is gone.


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