What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when it doesn't. Kitty and Ben return to their werewolf pack in Denver only to discover an invisible evil that smells of brimstone and plays with fire has followed them home. Stalking the whole pack, it leaves a charred trail of ashes and death across the city. Kitty seeks help from Rick, the master vampire of Denver, as well as from the paranormal investigators on a popular reality television show.
But when a mysterious vampire who claims to be a demon hunter - and the only one who can help them - suddenly arrives, Kitty and her allies won't be able to predict what he really wants...or what they must do to extinguish the terror that can torch them all.
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I typically do not write book reviews, but I couldn't pass the opportunity this time. After all the adventures that Kitty has gone through, I was curious to see what could happen now. Yes, it does involve some backlash from some of her enemies from a previous book. It was with great joy that the story felt fresh. It has lots of excitment with old friends, and new ones. It is book not miss. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
60-year-old retired library worker, some college , married 30 years, husband retired railroad yardman. one son, 18 years old. God does have a sense of humor!
Well done plot, consistent within the supernatural realm she has created. (My biggest beef with fantasy writers is keeping track of each one's variations. Some vampires can't be seen in mirrors; some can, depending on the author. Some werewolves shift easily; some suffer agonies, etc.) The narrator is fantastic. Kept my interest throughout.
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 get 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 is that the Roman story-line 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. 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. :)
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I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good story and addition to the series. Kitty is back to her old self in this book and I have to admit that I'm liking the relationship between her and Ben more and more. Unfortunately, some of the issues Kitty ran into while she and Ben were in Vegas have followed them home. The band of shifters that threatened Kitty in Vegas seems rather put out that she didn't just allow them to sacrifice her and it becomes apparent that their vampire priestess master has cast a curse on Kitty and her pack.
Around the same time they figure out something is out to get them, Kitty finds out that the cast of a paranormal investigation TV show is in town to film at a local haunted house. She goes out to talk with them and is able to interest them in a crossover show where she'll broadcast on the radio what they're taping for one of their shows and then she'll be on their show when it airs. As luck would have it, when Kitty is staking out the haunted house with the group, the thing that's after Kitty and her pack causes some trouble. This actually ends up being a good thing though because it gets Kitty more help figuring out what the thing is and how to stop it. Unfortunately, there's also some vampire scheming going on and a new vampire named Roman comes on the scene. He offers to get rid of her problem for her...if she'll turn her loyalty to him. There's some definite drama and danger to deal with from the unknown threat as well as some pack dynamics that cause unsure footing as they work their way through the quagmire of problems. Thankfully, Kitty and friends come through things safely and with everything resolved for now.
This was a really enjoyable story. I thought Kitty might have been slipping a bit in the previous book but Kitty is back to her old self in this book. I'm happy with her and Ben's relationship...they seem to make a really good balance for each other and work together well. Overall, the story was very good and I liked how things played out. I'd recommend this story (and series). :)
This book was just as I expected, great. Out of the series this one is probably my favorite. something about not being to see the threat adds the little extra something. On top the next!
I really like the pacing of this series. Narrator does a very nice job with differentiating the characters not just by lowering her voice, but in her inflections and timbre, truly giving each character their own voice.
The demons are getting stranger as the series continues but the fun snarky quips keep me interested and wanting more,.
Life is too short to waste on bad authors.
On a scale from 1-10, I'd give it a 5. I was rather disappointed in the plot and just how naive and headstrong Kitty can be. Has she not learned anything from her past experiences?
Believe or not, Rick. While he may seem laid back or lackadaisical, he's been around for quite awhile so he's had more than enough time to study human nature. I like a character that doesn't give away their true nature up front.
I don't know. I'm sure it can't be easy to bring a book to life but Ms. Gavin came off as very flippant and bored. . or at least that's how she made Kitty sound.
I may stop reading this series because of this book.
Yes, this author is a good story teller and its not a romance where most of the story is detailing about love making, it actually has a story line
she does a good job
makes me laugh
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