Kitty's Mix-Tape

Kitty's Mix-Tape

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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. "The only urban fantasy world where I want to read every book of the series."
―The Denver Post If you've loved Kitty's adventures, you have been waiting for this book!"
--Seanan McGuire, author of Come Tumbling Down and Every Heart a Doorway Kitty Norville still can't stay away from trouble--of 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 272.16g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1616963255
  • 9781616963255
  • 798,856

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"Comfort food for the urban fantasy soul. Carrie Vaughn never disappoints. It was so nice to see my friends again! If you've loved Kitty's adventures, you have been waiting for this book!"
--Seanan McGuire, author of Come Tumbling Down and Every Heart a Doorway "Vaughn offers readers one last trip into the world of Kitty Norville, the werewolf talk radio host last seen in 2015's Kitty Saves the World, in this nostalgic collection of 15 urban fantasy shorts, which splits focus between the delightful Kitty and other fan favorite characters who've been caught up in her adventures over the years. Vaughn offers star turns to Kitty's lawyer husband Ben ('What Happened to Ben in Vegas'), ancient vampire Rick ('It's Still the Same Old Story'), and bounty hunter Cormac ('Kitty and Cormac's Excellent Adventure'). Kitty's own jaunts--which see her attending her high school reunion ('Kitty Walks on by, Calls Your Name'), dealing with bureaucracy ('Kitty Busts the Feds') and investigating a werewolf boxer ('Kitty Learns the Ropes')--are suffused with humor and pop culture references. A genuine sense of playfulness abounds, especially in several cute flash fiction pieces about the effects of different lunar events on Kitty's lycanthropy. Though the uninitiated won't want to start with this, the insights into Kitty's supporting cast and illumination of previously unseen moments from the series will delight longtime readers. For those devoted fans, this will be a delicious final taste of Kitty's complicated life."
--Publishers Weekly "A Carrie Vaughn story is a guarantee of quality entertainment and a night of no sleep as I stay up late to devour it!"
--Patricia Briggs, bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series "For many, reading in the time of COVID-19 is a challenge, making comfort books a good fallback. This collection of paranormal stories of various lengths is a delightful read for those who have enjoyed Vaughn's novels featuring Kitty Norville, the late-night talk show DJ who was bitten by and turned into a werewolf, including Kitty Rocks the House (2013). Her call-in show featuring all kinds of somewhat monstrous beings made her a national authority on the supernatural, and in her adventures she gets involved with Ben, the love of her life; Conrad, a bounty hunter; Rick, a powerful vampire; and many more. Ten previously published stories are joined by three original tales and the story notes and playlists add interest, though beware of ear worms. While some tales feature Kitty and her associates, others are set in various times and places, such as a paranormal historical story set in Regency England, and one in WWII Germany. A male selkie, a magician, and a manananggal, a horrific monster from Philippine folklore, also appear."
--Booklist "Like the rest of the Kitty Norville series, these stories are wise, kind, and always entertaining. I loved returning to Kitty's world and enjoying these new adventures."
--Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles "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."
--Fresh Fiction "It's one of the best collections I've read this year--and maybe for a good chunk of last year, too."
--The Irresponsible Reader "I'm sure if you have never read any other book by Vaughn, this collection would make you want to go devour everything you can that is in this world. Absolutely I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Urban Fantasy, who likes some stakes in their stories, or even those who like some re-imagined historical fantasy."
--Southern Today Gone Tomorrow "Loved reading this collection of stories, it was such a great read and I would love to have more time in this world, regardless of who stars in it!"
--Words I Write Crazy Praise for The Immortal Conquistador "The Immortal Conquistador was a captivating read that finally shed some light on one of the most interesting and secretive characters from the Kitty universe. This book is sure to please all the Kitty Norville fans out there!"
--Pat's Fantasy Hotlist "A must have for Kitty Norville fans, but also an excellent standalone for readers new to Vaughn's worlds."
--Kelley Armstrong, author of Wherever She Goes and Led Astray. "No surprise to anyone, but Carrie Vaughn can write the sixteenth century up through the Old West as well as it's been done. And it just feels so good to sneak back into the Kittyverse through the vampire door."
--Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels and The Only Good Indians. "Carrie Vaughn's The Immortal Conquistador is an excellent addition to her Kitty Norville books, and gives us a closer look at one of her most fascinating characters."
--Stephen Blackmoore, author of the Eric Carter Necromancer series
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About Carrie Vaughn

Carrie Vaughn's work includes the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel Bannerless, the New York Times bestselling Kitty Norville urban fantasy series, over twenty novels and upwards of 100 short stories, two of which have been finalists for the Hugo Award. She's a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared world superhero books edited by George R. R. Martin, and a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. An Air Force brat, she survived her nomadic childhood and managed to put down roots in Boulder, Colorado. Visit her at Emma Bull (Introduction) is the author of War for the Oaks, which won the Locus Award for best first novel and has been a cult favorite ever since. She's gone on to publish fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories and a children's picture book. Her novel Bone Dance was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and received a Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation.She teaches creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As of this writing, she's working on Claim, a sequel to her novel Territory, a historical fantasy set in Arizona in 1881.
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258 ratings
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4 46% (118)
3 20% (52)
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