Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Review - Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand
Kitty Norville, Book 5
Carrie Vaughn
Grand Central Publishing
January 27, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-446-19953-7

Book Blurb:
This time, Kitty's taking on Las Vegas!

Her mind is filled with visions of a romantic weekend with her boyfriend Ben, lounging for hours by the pool with a frufru drink in hand, and maybe even getting hitched. She also plans a live, televised version of her popular radio show.

The plans go awry, however, and she find herself sharing the stage with Balthasar, a mysterious lycanthrope who fronts an animal act of sexy were-felines; a shadowy convention of bounty hunters specializing in supernatural targets; a stage magician whose magic may be the real thing; and Dom, the playboy Master vampire of Las Vegas. When Ben vanishes, Kitty faces a myriad of suspects with ill intent - or Ben himself, getting cold feet.

Things get even hotter when Balthasar sets his romantic sights on her. Kitty discovers that there are forces at work here beyond even Sin City's reputation. Kitty gets help from unexpected quarters. Evan and Brenda, tough-as-nails bounty hunters, and Odysseus Grant, the magician with dark powers, help Kitty discover that Balthasar's sexy stage show is a front for a cult that worships an ancient Babylonian goddess - by sacrificing werewolves.

My thoughts:
Planning a wedding can get stressful, and Kitty Norville has reached her limit when she comes up with what she believes to be a much easier plan. Getting married in Vegas should be a great solution, but once word gets out Kitty finds herself with more work and danger than she alone can handle.

This is the fifth book in the Kitty Norville series, and if you thought that Kitty couldn’t find herself more trouble than she has in the past you’re in for a big surprise. Ms. Vaughn expands her supernatural world further with a trip to the Vegas strip where things aren’t always what they seem. Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand is filled with thrills, chills and sexy temptations that are sure to keep the reader’s rapt attention.

To learn more about the Kitty Norville series, please visit Ms. Vaughn’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Unknown said...

Jealous again!

Kimberly Swan said...

This is such a great series, and it will have another release the following month as well!