Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kitty Blog Tour and Giveaway

I am pleased to be a part of a blog tour today, hosted by Hachette Book Group.  This tour is a little different from others we've done.  Hachette recently released two new titles in the Kitty Norville series: KITTY AND THE DEAD MAN'S HAND and KITTY RAISES HELL. These are fun, clean books about a secret werewolf/radio advice DJ.

About the Books:

Already the alpha pair of Denver's werewolf pack, Kitty and Ben now plan to tie the knot human-style by eloping to Vegas. Kitty is looking forward to sipping fru-fru drinks by the pool and doing her popular radio show on live TV, but her hotel is stocked with werewolf-hating bounty hunters. Elsewhere on the Strip an old-school magician might be wielding the real thing; the vampire community is harboring a dark secret; and the irresistible star of a suspicious animal act is determined to seduce Kitty. Sin City has never been so wild, and this werewolf has never had to fight harder to save not only her wedding, but her very life.
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.

My intention was to review these for you today, but I was unable to finish them due to life getting in the way of reading, and I don't want to do the books a disservice by reviewing them when I didn't finish reading.  So, I decided to share some other things with you.  You will read reviews on the other sites that are on the tour, listed at the end of this post.  I hope you will visit them and share in the tour love.

Let's meet the author, Carrie Vaughn


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.

She has written a couple of articles that are interesting reads.  See what she has to say about Books as Friends and KAFA, an Air Force Academy where she has many memories.  Want to hear her speak live?  Here are three archived audios for your listening pleasure:  Author/Editor interview, "Midnight Hour" radio show, and her Blog Talk Radio interview that took place recently.

These two books, recently released, are books 5 & 6 in the series.  I was lucky enough to receive the whole series, which makes these two easier to understand, although you don't have to read them in order, it just helps for background.  Fortunately one of you is going to be able to not only catch up on the series, but have each title to read at your convenience.  That's right, Miriam at Hachette has graciously offered the entire series to one of my readers.  Please leave me a comment as to why you just have to have this series and you will be entered to win.  Comments will be accepted until Sunday, March 29 at midnight.  Winner will be drawn randomly on Monday, March 30th.  Please make sure you leave your email, in code, so that I can get in touch with you should you win.  This contest is open to US and Canadian addresses only, no PO boxes.

As always, you can earn extra entries by:

Following in Blogger or a reader - 1 entry
Tweeting this contest and putting the link in comments - 2 entries
Blogging about this and linking back - 3 entries
It's easier to count your entries if you leave a separate comment for each thing that you do.

Other Blogs on the Tour:

http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/
http://acircleofbooks.blogspot.com/
http://amateurdelivre.wordpress.com/
http://cindysloveofbooks.blogspot.com/
http://confessionsofaromancebookaddict.wordpress.com/
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/
http://stephaniesbooks.blogspot.com/
http://www.bookthoughtsbylisa.blogspot.com/
http://www.bananas4books.blogspot.com/
http://www.chikune.com/blog
http://www.foreigncircuslibrary.blogspot.com/
http://www.jennsbookshelf.blogspot.com/
http://www.msbookish.com/
http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/
http://www.amberstults.com/
http://literaryfeline.blogspot.com/
http://confessionsofaromancebookaddict.wordpress.com/
http://www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com/
http://bookzombie.blogspot.com/
http://fictiontofruition.blogspot.com/
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/darbyscloset
http://inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/
http://thisbookforfree.com/
http://thetometraveller.blogspot.com/
http://www.grammasreads.blogspot.com/
http://samsbookblog.blogspot.com/
http://bookseriesreviews.blogspot.com/
http://www.booksbytjbaff.blogspot.com/

39 comments:

Beth F said...

I'd love to win the series! I already follow you in Blogger. (I guess that's 2 entries).

Thanks so much for hosting this. The series looks super. I'm a big fantasy fan, and this looks like a must read.

Marie said...

I'd love to be entered for these books. I haven't read any books in the series, but they sound great. Please enter me. Thanks.

Marie said...

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function. Please enter me. Thanks.

bridget3420 said...

I have to have this series because I haven't read any of the books yet. I'm a huge supernatural buff so I need them like I need air.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

Indigo said...

I've been wanting to read the Kitty series, yet I haven't read a single book. It would be awesome to win the entire series in one fell swoop. I wouldn't have any excuse not to read them then would I...

Thanks for this opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Indigo said...

I also follow you on Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

Crystal said...

I would love to finally read this series!

crystalfulcher at ec dot rr dot com

Crystal said...

I'm also a follower.

Crystal said...

Tweeted at: http://twitter.com/cfulcher

bermudaonion said...

You, My Friend Amy and Booking Mama have convinced me that I should try these books. Please enter me. You're in my Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

loves3cats said...

I love anything to do with werewolves and vampires so I would really love to be entered into this contest. I haven't read any of this series so it would be great to read it from the start. Thanks for the chance to enter.

loves3cats said...

I am a follower.

loves3cats said...

I tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/loves2cats/statuses/1390121890

loves3cats said...

I blogged about this here:
http://daughterandfurbabies.blogspot.com/2009/03/win-kitty-norville-series_25.html

debbiesworld said...

I've heard so many good things about this series. Please enter me! dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I blogged about this here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/other-book-giveawaysother-book-giveaways/

dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I also posted a Tweet on Twitter but I'm not sure how to find the link. My ID is dasuzuki. Sorry, I've only been on Twitter for a few weeks. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

debbiesworld said...

I also added you to my Google Reader.

Pissenlit said...

I just have to have this series because I love these books even though I haven't gotten around to reading the latest one yet and I really really want to reread the previous ones because I need another Cormac fix.

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I have not read any of the books in this series but love vampire books.
Thanks
debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.
Thanks
debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Mo from Unmainstream Mom Reads said...

No need to enter me in the contest, I just wanted to say thanks for participating in the blog tour! My blog tour post is here at Unmainstream Mom Reads if you want to add the link to your list :)
-Mo

Staci said...

I am a follower!!

MJ said...

I'd love these!

MJ said...

I follow

JessicaLeigh said...

I'd love to win these!

JessicaLeigh said...

I'm a follower!

JessicaLeigh said...

I tweeted this giveaway at twitter.com/jessicaleigh4

Janel said...

I have seen a lot of great reviews for this series. They aren't the type of books that I usually read, but this sound to good to pass up.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I already subscribe : )

Janel said...

I blogged about this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Cheryl S. said...

Would love to read this series - please count me in!

Thanks,
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Toni said...

No need to enter me.... I am stopping by (late) on the blog tour. I enjoyed the Dead Man's Hand and I am on to the next one.... Great post and giveaway.

Nicole said...

I've been following this book blog tour and really want to read this series. I will end up buying the set if I don't win it. LOL!

graywolf2037 said...

Count me in!

graywolf2037[at]yahoo[dot]com

graywolf2037 said...

Follower.

nhertel85 said...

I would like to enter the contest.

nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

nhertel85 said...

I'm now a follower.

nhertel85ATyahooDOTcom

 
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